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Method for detecting a network or device and a neighbor thereof

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a method for detecting a network or device and a neighbor thereof, in order to detect networks or devices which substantially interfere with each other and to manage resources in consideration of the substantial interfering relationships so that the networks or devices can efficiently coexist. To this end, according to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for detecting a neighbor of a television band device (TVBD) network or device comprises the steps of: transmitting a request to a coexistence manager which serves the TVBD network or device; and receiving neighbor information on the TVBD network or device in response to the request, wherein the neighbor information includes an identifier of a neighbor TVBD network or device which interferes with the TVBD network or device, and the neighbor information is based on operating channels of the TVBD network or device and the neighbor TVBD network or device.



Dynamic voicemail receptionist system

Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A voicemail receptionist system includes a memory and a processor. The memory can store data relating to one or more users. An incoming communication can be handled by the voicemail receptionist system and provided with functionality based upon a user's preferences, for example. The data stored by the voicemail receptionist system can be updated at any time, or automatically updated upon updating of the data, or upon occurrence of a trigger event. Voicemail receptionist functionality can include standard voicemail system functionality as well as functionality relating to email, text messaging, MMS messaging, calendar features, schedule announcements, location data, as well as other features.



Method for communicating status or warning regarding mobile device functions

Tue, 10 May 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This provides for controlling mobile device functions and features. For example, it limits or disables the use of some of mobile device features which could cause distraction to the user, when the user is engaged in another activity. In an example, it enables other mobile device features based on occurrence of events related to the user or environment. Another example addresses controlling the mobile device features, such as SMS, while the user is in a vehicle or driving. Another example restricts the ability of the driver of a vehicle to text, while the vehicle is in motion, by automatically disabling the texting ability of mobile device within and around the perimeter of the driver's seat. Other variations, examples, improvements, detection mechanisms, models, techniques, calculations, verification mechanisms, and features are also described in details.



Method for topology control using sectorized antennas in wireless networks

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 08:00:00 EST

The invention concerns a method for optimizing antenna pattern assignment for a first wireless communication device forming a wireless network with at least one second wireless communication device, each of said communication device being equipped with a multi-sector antenna, an antenna pattern being a combination of said antenna sectors, said communication devices being adapted for sending a request and for receiving a response using a current antenna pattern assignment, said method comprising a step of: evaluating by said first communication device a first value;sending by said first communication device to said second communication device a broadcast request comprising said valuereceiving by said first communication device, a response to said broadcast request, said response being sent by said second communication device, said response depending on a second value evaluated by said second device;Switching or not, by said first communication device, to a new antenna sector assignment depending on said response; According to the invention the first value is evaluated by minimizing a first local function according to the received signal strength received by said first communication device having said current antenna pattern assignment and the second value is evaluated by minimizing a second local function according to the received signal strength received by said second communication device for its own current antenna pattern assignment.



Location-based reminder process

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:00:00 EST

A computer-implemented method and computing system for identifying, using one or more computing devices, an appointment scheduled for at least one user. Some embodiments may include determining, using the one or more computing devices, a present location for the at least one user and generating, using the one or more computing devices, a reminder for the appointment based upon, at least in part, the present location.



Method and arrangement in a communication system

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to a method and an arrangement for reducing a state transition time from a power saving state for a user equipment (18) in a communication network. The state transition time is reduced by retaining in the user equipment (18) one or more information parameter, such as the radio network temporary identifier for a high speed downlink shared channel (H-RNTI), when performing a state transition to said power saving state so as to enable a time reduction when said user equipment switches back from said power saving state.



Wireless communication system and device for coupling a base station and mobile stations

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:00:00 EST

A wireless communication system is provided that includes a wireless communication device in wireless communication with a base station and mobile stations. The wireless communication device includes first and second transceivers coupled to each other. The first transceiver is coupled to an antenna and is operable to communicate with the base station, which is also in wireless communication with other wireless communication devices. The second transceiver is coupled to another antenna and is in wireless communication with the plurality of mobile stations. The first transceiver receives a first signal from the base station intended for a one of the mobile stations, and in response the second transceiver transmits the first signal to the mobile station. The second transceiver receives a second signal from the mobile station intended for the base station, and in response the first transceiver transmits the second signal to the base station.



Method of alleviating interference between cells in a multicell system and device for the method

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:00:00 EST

The present invention discloses a method of a terminal to reduce interference between cells in a multicell system. In more detail, the method includes: receiving information on at least one adjacent base station from a serving base station; receiving a reference signal from the at least one adjacent base station on the basis of the information on the at least one adjacent base station; measuring interference for each transmitting antenna of the at least one adjacent base station by using the reference signal; and transmitting interference information on the each transmitting antenna to the serving base station.



Interactive advisory system

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:00:00 EST

A method for locating at least one individual located remotely from a broadcast network. An analysis unit compares user profiles, dynamic locations stored in the communicator location database, and/or fixed locations entered into the analysis unit. A data set of at least one matching individualized locatee user profile is generated and the individualized locatee user profile is transmitted to the locator via the locator's communicator device.



Interactive advisory system

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:00:00 EST

A method for locating at least one individual located remotely from a broadcast network. An analysis unit compares user profiles, dynamic locations stored in the communicator location database, and/or fixed locations entered into the analysis unit. A data set of at least one matching individualized locatee user profile is generated and the individualized locatee user profile is transmitted to the locator via the locator's communicator device.



Method and device for resource configuration

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:00:00 EST

The embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and a device for resource configuration. The method includes: determining an extra resource block existing in a wireless resource, where the extra resource block is a resource that cannot be identified by a long term evolution system; configuring transmission power of a resource element in the extra resource block according to a power configuration rule; and sending a signal on the resource element in the extra resource block according to configured transmission power. With the preceding technical solution, an extra resource block can be used for transmitting a signal, so that a resource utilization rate may be improved.



Method and device for initiating cell measurement

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:00:00 EST

This document discusses a method and device for initiating cell measurement. An initiating condition for initiating the measurement of a Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) cell and/or a Hybrid cell is preset by the network side. The measurement of the CSG cells and/or Hybrid cells is initiated by a User Equipment (UE) when the initiating condition is satisfied. The UE automatically initiates the measurement of the CSG cell and/or Hybrid cell when the UE is close to its own footprint area or fingerprint area.



Method for communicating in a mobile network

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a method for communicating between a primary station and at least one secondary station, comprising configuring each secondary station to search at least one of a plurality of search spaces having a first structure, said first structure consisting of at least a first number of resource sets having a first size, where at least one resource set might be used to transmit a message to the considered secondary station, changing the search space structure to a second structure different from the first structure in response to a signalling message.



Wireless base station and method for emergency information delivery

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In a wireless base station, a specific information receiver receives specific information delivered from a higher-level device to a wireless terminal. A specific information deliverer delivers the specific information to the wireless terminal via multiple physical channels activated in a wireless base station. Where a common channel via which information is periodically broadcast to multiple wireless terminals and a shared channel of which available radio resources are allocated to wireless terminals to transmit voice data and the like to the terminals are activated in the wireless base station, for example, the specific information deliverer can deliver the specific information using the common channel if the wireless terminal is in a standby state, and can deliver the specific information using the shared channel if the wireless terminal is in a communicating state.



User detachment when a handover or change occurs in heterogeneous network

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method for user detachment when a handover or change occurs in a heterogeneous network is provided. The method includes: a user equipment (UE) is handed over or switched from a source network to a target network; a network element on a network side determines whether to detach the UE from the source network, and if yes, the network element on the network side detaches the UE from the source network. A system and a device for user detachment when a handover or change occurs in a heterogeneous network, and another method for user detachment when a handover or change occurs in a heterogeneous network are also provided.



Mobile station and method for mobile communication system

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile station includes a measurement unit that measures radio qualities for a serving cell and a candidate switching target cell; a cell switching determination unit that determines whether the radio quality of the serving cell is less than a reference quality corresponded in advance with a predetermined throughput, wherein, when the radio quality of the serving cell is less than the reference quality, the cell switching determination unit determines whether the serving cell is to be switched to the candidate switching target cell by comparing the radio quality of the serving cell with that of the candidate switching target cell; and a radio communication unit that transmits a signal for requesting the switching of the serving cell, and that receives a signal for instructing the switching of the serving cell from a network apparatus.



Communicating physical layer wireless parameters over an application programming interface

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, and devices are described for communicating physical layer wireless parameters over an application programming interface. A wireless modem of a wireless device may measure at least one physical layer wireless parameter. The wireless modem may report the at least one physical layer wireless parameter to an application running on the wireless device over an application programming interface between the wireless modem and the application. A behavior of the application may be adapted to control wireless communications between the application and a network based on the at least one physical layer wireless parameter reported by the wireless modem. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.



Physical broadcast channel (PBCH) transmission for reliable detection of antenna configuration

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Reliable detection of the configuration of transmit antennas includes obtaining a data for transmission, encoding the data, and modulating the data. During the modulating of the data, the data may be configured in such a way as to convey the configuration of the antennas through the modulation of the data. An antenna configuration is obtained by obtaining a representation of the antenna configuration, and masking the data with an error correcting code, where the mask corresponds to the antenna configuration.



Apparatus and method for low voltage radio transmission

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Apparatus and methods are disclosed related to low-voltage radio transmitters with high spectral purity. One such apparatus includes a baseband path with a predistortion stage, a programmable filter, and an upconverter core. In an embodiment, the programmable filter is placed between the predistortion stage and the upconverter core. In an embodiment, the programmable filter is configured by a controller to reject out-of-band noise introduced at the predistortion stage or earlier.



Heterogeneous network (HetNet) user equipment (UE) radio resource management (RRM) measurements

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for performing radio resource management (RRM) measurements in a heterogeneous network (HetNet) are provided in an effort to prevent failure of RRM measurement procedures in a dominant interference scenario. Several alternatives are provided for determining particular resources (e.g., subframes) to use for performing the RRM measurements, wherein the particular resources are based on cooperative resource partitioning between cells of the HetNet, wherein the cells may be of different types (e.g., macro, pico, or femto cells). These alternatives include, for example: (1) intra-frequency or intra-RAT (radio access technology) alternatives, which may involve transmitting resource partitioning information (RPI) in or deriving non-serving cell RPI based on the serving cell's RPI, as well as (2) inter-frequency or inter-RAT alternatives, where the RRM measurements may be performed during a measurement gap.



Mobile phone

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The mobile phone includes an optical sensor, a display element, a pixel circuit portion where a plurality of pixels having a plurality of transistors are arranged in matrix, an optical sensor control circuit which is connected to an optical sensor driver circuit for driving the optical sensor and reads a signal from the optical sensor, a display portion control circuit which is connected to a display element driver circuit for driving the display element and outputs an image signal for displaying an image on a display portion, a gradient detection portion for outputting a signal in accordance with a gradient of the mobile phone, and an arithmetic circuit for performing display in the pixel circuit portion by switching image signals output to the display portion control circuit with a signal from the gradient detection portion.



Use of pre-handoff macro-carrier data for prioritization of carriers in femtocell frequency-hopping pilot beacons

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems are provided for prioritizing carriers in femtocell frequency-hopping pilot beacons. A femtocell receives registration requests from a number of mobile devices requesting to hand off service from a macro-network carrier to the femtocell. The femtocell identifies the macro-network carrier that each mobile device has handed off from. The femtocell then uses that information to prioritize future broadcasts of its frequency-hopping pilot beacon on those macro-network carriers on which the most mobile devices have handed off from. The prioritization could take the form of broadcasting more often on the higher priority one or more carriers per cycle, or broadcasting for a longer continuous period of time on the higher priority one or more carriers per cycle.



Management systems for multiple access control entities

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for managing multiple user access control entities or clients. For example, in one embodiment, a “wallet” of electronic subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) may be stored and used at a user device and/or distributed to other devices for use thereon. In another embodiment, a networked server may store and distribute eSIM to a plurality of user devices in communication therewith. A database of available eSIM is maintained at the wallet entity and/or at the network which enables request for a particular eSIM to be processed and various rules for the distribution thereof to be implemented. Security precautions are implemented to protect both user and network carrier specific data as the data is transmitted between networked entities. Solutions for eSIM backup and restoration are also described.



Cover mechanism for opening and closing device

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cover mechanism is provided for an opening and closing device, which includes a fixed plate arranged at a first housing; a moving plate arranged at a second housing; a hinge arm that is arranged between the two plates and rotates to move the moving plate between a closed position where the first and second housings overlap and an open position where surfaces of the first and second housings are substantially coplanar; and a recess formed at the second housing that prevents the hinge arm from interfering with the second housing in the open position. The cover mechanism includes a cover arranged at the moving plate that covers the recess when the moving plate is positioned at the closed position and moves from the covering position by engaging with and being urged by the rotating hinge arm; and an urging part that urges the cover toward the covering position.



Method and apparatus for controlling uplink transmission power in wireless communication system

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and system are provided for controlling uplink transmission power in a wireless communication system. At least one of a plurality of downlink carriers and a plurality of uplink carriers are aggregated, and the plurality of downlink carriers and the plurality of uplink carriers are mapped between a User Equipment (UE) and a network in the wireless communication system. A message relating to uplink carrier transmission power is received at the UE from the network via a downlink carrier. Uplink transmission power of one or more uplink carriers is controlled in accordance with the message and aggregation and mapping of at least one of the downlink carrier and the one or more uplink carriers.



Systems and methods for asynchronous re-modulation with adaptive I/Q adjustment

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Various embodiments provide for systems and methods for signal conversion of one modulated signal to another modulated signal using demodulation and then re-modulation. According to some embodiments, a signal receiving system may comprise an I/Q demodulator that demodulates a first modulated signal to an in-phase (“I”) signal and a quadrature (“Q”) signal, an I/Q signal adjustor that adaptively adjusts the Q signal to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of a transitory signal that is based on a second modulated signal, and an I/Q modulator that modulates the I signal and the adjusted Q signal to the second modulated signal. To increase the SNR, the Q signal may be adjusted based on a calculated error determined for the transitory signal during demodulation by a demodulator downstream from the I/Q modulator.



Scanner system

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In a scanner system comprising a portable terminal and a scanner device, the scanner device has a mounting portion on which the portable terminal is mounted and electrically connected to the scanner device. The scanner device acquires identification information of the portable terminal when the scanner device detects mounting of the portable terminal on the mounting portion, and transmits a connection request to the portable terminal having the identification information. The portable terminal activates an application for establishing communication with the scanner device in response to the connection request from the scanner device when the mounting of the portable terminal on the mounting portion is detected. Thus, the communication between the portable terminal and the scanner device can be established without operation of a user.



Touch sensitive screen information apparatus that includes close proximity or near distance radio frequency field communication

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A touch sensitive screen mobile information apparatus having a wireless communication unit for wireless device discovery is herein disclosed. Close proximity wireless device discovery is enabled by wireless searching near distance via radio frequency field for a wireless device, receiving information from the wireless device over the near distance wireless communication, and storing the received information at the information apparatus for future wireless connections. Authentication or pairing of devices may be eliminated due to close proximity of the direct wireless device discovery. After wireless device discovery, the information apparatus and the wireless device may become locked or paired for subsequent wireless communication over any number of wireless communication protocols or standards (e.g., Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11, 2.4GHz) without the need to repeat wireless discovery or pairing. Examples of information apparatus include smart phones, digital camera, laptops, or information pads. Examples of wireless devices include televisions, audio output devices, or printers.



Mobile control device and handover control method

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention is a handover control method in a mobile communication system that performs handover control by switching base stations that communicate with a mobile terminal as the mobile terminal moves. In this handover control method, a mobile control device selects one or more handover base station candidates based on the communication state, and based on the communication capabilities of the handover base station candidates, decides a transmission rate for multicasting communication data, and transmits communication data to each of the handover base station candidates at the decided transmission rate, and a handover base station candidate that is decided as a handover base station sends the saved multicast communication data to the mobile terminal.



Method and apparatus for acquiring available channel information in a wireless local area network system

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatuses for acquiring/providing available channel information using Generic Advertisement Service (GAS) protocol in a wireless local area network (WLAN) are disclosed. AP (Access Point) station has a capability to acquire information for available channels from a database using a specific protocol related to an operation within the White Space (e.g. Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP)). And, non-AP station can retrieve the information for available channels by transmitting a Generic Advertisement Service (GAS) initial request frame to the AP station, wherein the GAS initial request frame comprises an Advertisement Protocol Element whose element ID indicates the specific protocol, and receiving a GAS initial response frame comprising a White Space Map (WSM) the specific protocol. The WSM comprises one or more white space channel units, and each of the white space channel units comprises a channel number field indicating one of the available channels and a power constraint field indicating a maximum allowable power on the indicated channel.



Transmission power control on a wireless communication device for a plurality of regulated bands or component carriers

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A wireless communication device is configured for performing uplink transmission power control. The wireless communication device includes a processor and instructions stored in memory. The wireless communication device performs uplink transmission power control for multiple regulated frequency bands or component carriers. The wireless communication device determines a total transmission power for at least one component carrier and allocates transmission power to at least one antenna.



Wireless station, determination apparatus, wireless communication system, determination method, and storage medium

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 EDT

[Problem] To provide a wireless station, a determination apparatus, a wireless communication system, a determination method, and a storage medium which can carry out appropriate interference causing control in a secondary system adaptively to an actual environment with no change in a configuration of a primary system. [Means to solve the problem] A wireless station includes a determination means to determine at least one monitoring station measuring a wireless signal, which is transmitted by the wireless station and which causes interference to another system, out of plural wireless stations of a wireless communication system to which the wireless station belongs.



Wireless communication system

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In order to transmit a large amount of data in series at a time with a MIMO communication scheme while avoiding deterioration of decoding characteristics due to change over time by a channel matrix, a wireless communication system uses an open-loop type and a closed-loop type of MIMO communication modes in combination and switches to the open-loop MIMO communication mode in response to the information that the amount of data to be transmitted at a time has exceeded a predetermined amount of bits or a predetermined transmission time during data transmission under the closed-loop MIMO communication mode. By discontinuing useless closed-loop MIMO communication and switching to the open-loop MIMO communication mode that is better than Zero-forcing, the decoding characteristics are prevented from simply becoming deteriorated.



Communications device

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile device is provided having a smart card. The smart card is programmed with UICC applications metadata that is provided to the mobile device during a power-up or reset routine. The mobile device uses the UICC applications metadata to generate a user interface that allows a user to launch directly an application on the smart card. Icons for the UICC applications can be displayed together with icons for applications residing on the mobile device. In this way, the user selection of UICC resident applications is facilitated and can be made transparent to the user.



Display device and method for controlling the same

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A display device is disclosed. The display device comprising: a display unit; a sensor unit; a storage unit; and a processor configured to: provide feedback for indicating a security on state of selected first information when selection input for selecting the first information in the security on state is detected, when a security off input for clearing security is detected in response to the feedback, obtain the fingerprint using the display unit, and convert the first information in the security on state into a security off state when the obtained fingerprint is matched with a pre-stored fingerprint, when a security maintenance input for maintaining security is detected in response to the feedback, maintain the security on state of the first information.



Access management system

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An access rights management system is presented in which a mobile device may be allowed to access corporately held data in a flexible manner but in which the security and integrity of the data is maintained. The mobile device is provided with a rights adjustment module which modifies the access rights for locally stored corporate data in dependence on the connectivity of the mobile device with a corporate server.



System and method for session sweeping between devices

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An improved system and method are disclosed for peer-to-peer communications. In one example, the method enables an endpoint to sweep an ongoing communication session to another endpoint by transferring session information between the endpoints.



Memory allocation to store broadcast information

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems for allocating memory of user terminals are disclosed. A user terminal may determine a weight for one or more categories, each category being associated with Internet information to be broadcast. The user terminal also may determine an available memory size of memory and may allocate memory to the one or more categories for storing the Internet information based on the weights and the available memory size.



Universal data remote

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method is presented that enables an electronic device, having embedded wireless data communication capabilities, to be controlled from a remote terminal via a wireless network. The method includes recognizing the device, associating the device with a user, and accessing an application. The application relates to monitoring or control of the device. The application is processed through an application program interface to configure the application for a user terminal. The configured application is then accessible through a network communication for execution by the user terminal. The server or system offering the configured application may also act as a proxy between the user terminal and the electronic device, for wireless monitoring or control of the electronic device while the user terminal executes the application.



Battery module, electric vehicle, authentication apparatus, and discharging control method for battery module

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided a battery module including: a power storage unit storing power; a first authentication unit carrying out first authentication via a first authentication route; a second authentication unit carrying out second authentication via a second authentication route; and a discharging control unit controlling discharging from the power storage unit to an external appliance, wherein the first authentication unit is operable, when the first authentication has succeeded, to share key information to be used in the second authentication with an authentication party for the second authentication, the second authentication unit carries out the second authentication using the key information shared with the authentication party, and the discharging control unit is operable, when the second authentication has succeeded, to permit discharging from the power storage unit.



System and method for communicating data in a consist

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A system for communicating a dataset may include at least a first and a second communication line. The system may also include a first transceiver configured to communicate a first data signal indicative of the dataset over the first communication line and a second transceiver configured to communicate a second data signal indicative of the dataset over the second communication line. The system may also include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive the first data signal and the second data signal and compare the first data signal and the second data signal to determine whether the first data signal or the second data signal comprises a more accurate signal. The processor may also be configured to determine the dataset based upon the more accurate signal.



Detachable front flip cover for cell-phone case

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The detachable front flip cover comprises a flip cover and a first barrier rod. The flip cover covers a front face of the cell-phone. The flip cover comprises a first side cover portion for covering a first side edge portion, and a front cover portion for covering a front surface portion. The first barrier rod is provided along the first edge of the flip cover, and extends from the first barrier rod, and has a diameter larger than a thickness of the first edge portion of the flip cover, and is configured for being partially fitted into a first groove provided along an edge portion of the main cell-phone case so as to be received and held in place. The first edge portion and the first side cover portion are connected to each other along a line foldably so as to fit a corresponding edge of the cell-phone.



Mobile wireless device with multi feed point antenna and audio transducer and related methods

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, a circuit board carried by the portable housing, a wireless communications circuit carried by the circuit board, and an audio circuit carried by the circuit board. The mobile wireless communications device may further include an antenna assembly including an antenna carrier frame coupled to the circuit board and defining a cavity therein, and an antenna element carried on the antenna carrier frame and having a plurality of spaced apart signal feed points coupled to the wireless communications circuit. In addition, an audio transducer may be carried within the cavity of the antenna carrier frame and coupled to the audio circuit.



Headset with binary display and integrated computing system

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The adjustable headset is an all in one device that includes an adjustable support band, a display system, a first and second ear cover, a computer system, a communications system, and a power source. The adjustable support band connects to each ear cover, with the ear covers being adjacent to a user's ears. The display system uses binary screens to create the experience of looking at large screens by taking up most of a user's field of view. The display system is attached to the ear covers by adjustable screen bars, which allow a user to change the general orientation of the display system. The computer system is capable of storing and running software programs and interfacing with connected devices by means of a set of connection ports or the communications system. The virtual goggles can adjust to meet individual comfort needs and interface with a variety of technologies.



Multiple input acoustic coupler

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cable assembly for electronic devices such as cellular telephones and music devices is disclosed. The cable assembly can comprise either one or two earpieces, each of which is configured to be received into the concha of a user's ear. The earpiece(s) can be configured so as to be held in place by at least one anatomical structure of the concha. A speaker can be in acoustic communication with each earpiece. A cable can be configured to communicate a signal representative of sound from the electronic device to each earpiece. A microphone can be permanently attached or removably attachable to the cable to facilitate use with a cellular telephone. The cable assembly can facilitate hands free operation of a cellular telephone and can facilitate listening to a music device. Other implementations and related methods are also disclosed.



Underwater communication device

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An underwater communication device (100) is provided with a voice interface (4), a transceiving unit, a voice quality converting unit and a body (1), etcetera. A bone conduction/throat microphone unit, assembled in the voice interface (4), converts the vocal cord vibrations of a diver to voice signals. The voice quality converting unit converts the voice signals to voice signals based on a clearer voice. A transmitting unit, assembled in the transceiving unit, transmits the converted voice signals to the outside. A receiving unit, assembled in the transceiving unit, receives voice data which is transmitted from the outside. A bone-conduction speaker unit, assembled in the voice interface (4), outputs vibrations corresponding to the voice data received by the receiving unit. Attachment equipment (1, 2, 3) are put on a diver in a state where the bone-conduction speaker unit is in attached to the diver. The receiving unit and the bone-conduction speaker unit are integrally attached to the body (1).



Parallelization of application launch and activation of mobile data connection for applications requiring remote data in a device

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus is provided that launches a selected application on a User Equipment (UE) such that if the launched application requires a mobile data connection and the UE's modem is in a dormant state, then the UE will transition the UE's modem from the dormant state to an active state and/or establish a mobile data connection while or in parallel with the selected application's initialization.



Communication system for helmeted user

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A communication system for a user having a helmet including earphones and a microphone and including a two-way radio and a microphone-including unit carried by the user and connected to the two-way radio includes a sensor for sensing the presence of the user's head within the helmet. A transmitter associated with the sensor transmits a wireless signal to the microphone-including unit which enables the microphone-including unit to wirelessly receive voice-carrying signals transmitted from the helmet microphone for conductance to the two-way radio and enables the microphone-including unit to wirelessly transmit voice-carrying signals which are received by the microphone-including unit from the two-way radio to the helmet earphones. In addition, helmet-carried componentry permits the user to simultaneously communicate through the two-way radio and a bluetooth enabled cell phone.



TV phone apparatus and control method therefor

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Wireless circuit 201 performs transmission and reception of communication data. Cameras 204 and 205 take two moving images with different parallaxes and output two pieces of moving image data. Voice input/output section 202 acquires voice and outputs voice data. CPU 206 transmits multiple pieces of moving image data and voice data via wireless circuit 201, and, when the reception quality of communication data becomes equal to or below a reference value, stops at least one of cameras 204 and 205 to stop transmission of at least one of the multiple pieces of moving image data.



Method and apparatus for displaying home screen in mobile terminal

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method for displaying a home screen in a mobile terminal includes determining a location of the mobile terminal, determining a screen associated with the determined location among multiple screens; and setting the screen associated with the determined location as a home screen.