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Selecting a boot loader on an electronic device

Systems, methods, and software can be used to select a boot loader. In some aspects, a primary boot loader on an electronic device invokes a boot selector stored on a permanent memory storage on the electronic device. The boot selector selects a secondary boot loader stored on the electronic device.... Blackberry Limited

Generating unified data on an electronic device

Systems, methods, and software can be used to generate unified data on an electronic device. In some aspects, a request for unified data is received at a unified content provider and from an application. Both the unified content provider and the application are associated with a first container on an... Blackberry Limited

Handheld electronic device and associated method providing time data in a messaging environment

An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method are provided in which time data regarding certain aspects of a messaging conversation on a handheld electronic device are made available to a user. Such time data is provided, for instance, in situations where an interruption has occurred during a messaging... Blackberry Limited

Private text chatting sessions

A system and method for private text chatting. A request is sent to a remote device to establish a private text chat session. Prior to receiving an acceptance of the private chat session request from the remote device, at least one text chat message is received from the remote device... Blackberry Limited

Writing system software on an electronic device

Systems, methods, and software can be used to write system software on an electronic device. In some aspects, an instruction to write system software on an electronic device is received from a booting device that is different than the electronic device. In response to the instruction, a boot loader on... Blackberry Limited

Dynamic power control

In some examples, a wireless access network node communicates with user equipments (UEs) in a plurality of sets of subframes, the plurality of sets of subframes comprising a first set of subframes and a second set of subframes. The wireless access network node performs dynamic power control of a transmission... Blackberry Limited

Generating adaptive notification

A method for generating adaptive notifications include analyzing, at a user device, a spectrum of environmental noise. A portion of the spectrum for adaptive notification enhancement is selected based on the analyzing the spectrum of environmental noise. An adapted notification is generated at the user device by enhancing the selected... Blackberry Limited

Handheld electronic device having improved phone call log, and associated method

An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method provide an improved call log that presents information relating to logged phone calls in a collapsed manner, meaning that for each phone number having a call stored in the memory of the device, only the most recent in time call is... Blackberry Limited

System and determining a location for a device in a communication network

The disclosure recites a system and method of identifying location data for a server device managing communications for a wireless network. The method comprises: obtaining location data for the server device; identifying a location for the server device by analyzing at least the location data; updating data in the server... Blackberry Limited

Efficient near field communication (nfc) tag detection and related methods

The present disclosure relates to efficient near field communication (NFC) tag detection and related methods. In accordance with one example, there is provided a method of communication between a mobile wireless communications device and near field communication (NFC) tags, comprising: polling for NFC devices at a default rate; detecting an... Blackberry Limited

Transmitting data over a radio access technology

Systems, methods, and software can be used to transmit data over a radio access technology (RAT). In some aspect, a data transmission using a first radio access technology (RAT) is initiated at a mobile device. A timer is started at a first value. When the timer expires, it is determined... Blackberry Limited

Dynamic bar oriented user interface

Method and user interface for controlling an apparatus are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, the method comprises: displaying a dynamic bar on a display of a mobile electronic device, the dynamic bar having an appearance that updates dynamically to reflect a change to information managed by an executable running... Blackberry Limited

Method and managing operations of a communication device

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to provision a matching network that controls one or more operational characteristics of one of a receiver portion and a transmitter portion of the communication device according to a profile describing... Blackberry Limited

Determining handover parameters

In some examples, to mitigate interference of wireless communications, an electronic device that includes a first type wireless component and a second type wireless component receives values of parameters relating to wireless communication using the first type wireless component. The electronic device determines, using a model of a relationship between... Blackberry Limited

Wlan scanning according to channel order representing decreasing relative prevalence of access point deployment

A channel order that is specific to a population of access points is stored in a wireless local area network client device. The order of channels in the channel order represents the decreasing relative prevalence of access point deployment in the population. The wireless local area network client device scans... Blackberry Limited

Using a cell as a pathloss or timing reference

Information is communicated indicating whether a cell on a first carrier of a first type is to be used as a reference cell, wherein the reference cell is at least one selected from among a pathloss reference cell and a timing reference cell, and wherein the first carrier of the... Blackberry Limited

Application of modulated vibrations in docking scenarios

A docking station for electronic devices is disclosed. The docking station includes: a housing defining a docking area for receiving an electronic device; a vibrator for generating vibrations, the vibrator being positioned in the docking station such that vibrations generated by the vibrator are transmitted to at least a part... Blackberry Limited

Methods and apparatus to obtain transaction confirmation

Methods and apparatus to obtain transaction confirmation are described. One example method includes emulating a payment method using a close-proximity communication device of a mobile device, establishing a close-proximity communication link using the close-proximity communication device of the mobile device, transferring payment information from the mobile device using the close-proximity... Blackberry Limited

System and capturing user inputs in electronic forms

A method, electronic device, and computer readable storage medium, for capturing user inputs in a fillable electronic form into an electronic wallet. A method includes: populating fields in a fillable electronic form with secured information from record fields in an electronic wallet at the electronic device while in an online... Blackberry Limited

Notification of discovery activities

In some examples, a wireless device includes a wireless interface to communicate wirelessly with wireless networks, and at least one processor configured to monitor discovery activities for identifying services or devices of the wireless networks, and provide, to a target entity, a notification containing information relating to the monitored discovery... Blackberry Limited

Method and system for wireless network management

Methods and systems for wireless network management are described. In one embodiment, a radio measurement of a characteristic of a wireless access technology may be taken. The wireless access technology may enable data communication through a wireless network when connected to an access point. A report may be transmitted through... Blackberry Limited

Transitioning between wideband and narrowband communications

A wireless device sends, to an access point, an indication to the access point that the wireless device is to transition between a wideband communication and a narrowband communication.... Blackberry Limited

Method and device having secure removable modules

A method at an electronic device having at least one slot to receive a removable security module, the method including detecting coupling of the security module to the electronic device; sending a challenge to the security module; receiving a response from the security module; checking whether the response is valid... Blackberry Limited

Encrypting and decrypting data on an electronic device

Systems, methods, and software can be used to encrypt and decrypt data. In some aspects, a first primary secret key based on a primary ephemeral key pair and a primary master public key is generated by a primary data service application on an electronic device. A first primary ciphertext is... Blackberry Limited

Decrypting encrypted data on an electronic device

Systems, methods, and software can be used to encrypt and decrypt data. In some aspects, a decryption request to decrypt the encrypted data is received from an application on an electronic device. A first secret key from a shared secret is generated. The shared secret is generated based on a... Blackberry Limited

Trusted ui authenticated by biometric sensor

The security of a personal image in an apparently trusted UI is improved through the use of a fingerprint sensor hardwired to a Trusted Execution Environment. The personal image may be a complete or partial representation of a fingerprint sensed by the fingerprint sensor enhanced through emphasis of features of... Blackberry Limited

Method and device for facilitating authentication over a wireless network

One method for allowing and controlling access to an open WLAN network is through the use of a secure website such as a Hotspot or Captive Portal landing page that the device must “log in” to in order to have access to the network. Credentials for a Captive Portal or... Blackberry Limited

Methods and apparatus to discover authentication information in a wireless networking environment

Examples to discover network authentication information in a wireless network involve transmitting during network discovery and prior to authentication, a Generic Advertisement Service (GAS) request to a network access point. The request requests authentication information. In addition, a response to the request is received from the network access point. The... Blackberry Limited

Extended service set transitions in wireless networks

A mobile device may transition between Extended Service Set (“ESS”) networks seamlessly, such that a consumer never loses the network connection despite the transition. The communication for enabling a transition may be prior to association with that network. The seamless transition may be enabled through the creation and utilization of... Blackberry Limited

Control of an electronic device including display and keyboard moveable relative to the display

A method of controlling an electronic device having a display moveable relative to a keyboard, between a first position in which the keyboard is not exposed and a second position in which the keyboard is exposed. The method includes, detecting movement of the display relative to the keyboard, to a... Blackberry Limited

Techniques for deploying virtual software applications on computers

A method for bridging between virtual applications and an operating system of a host computer. The method comprises retrieving virtual applications and settings of the virtual applications assigned to a user logged onto the host computer, wherein each of the virtual applications includes the following files: a virtual engine, a... Blackberry Limited

Efficiency of a cargo shipping system

Systems, methods, and software can be used to improve efficiency of a cargo shipping system. In some aspect, a cargo transportation unit (CTU) status notification is received from a cargo tracking device coupled with a CTU. The CTU status notification indicates a load status of the CTU. The CTU is... Blackberry Limited

Improving efficiency of a cargo shipping system

Systems, methods, and software can be used to improve efficiency of a cargo shipping system. In some aspect, a cargo transportation unit (CTU) status notification is received from a cargo tracking device coupled with a CTU. The CTU status notification indicates a load status of the CTU. The CTU is... Blackberry Limited

Efficiency of a cargo shipping system

Systems, methods, and software can be used to improve efficiency of a cargo shipping system. In some aspect, a cargo transportation unit (CTU) status notification is received from a cargo tracking device coupled with a CTU. The CTU status notification indicates a location of the CTU. A load event is... Blackberry Limited

Efficiency of a cargo shipping system

Systems, methods, and software can be used to improve efficiency of a cargo shipping system. In some aspect, a shipping request for a load is received. A plurality of cargo transportation unit (CTU) status notifications are received. Each of the plurality of CTU status notifications is generated by a cargo... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180062896

Scattered pilot pattern and channel estimation mimo-ofdm systems

A method and apparatus are provided for reducing the number of pilot symbols within a MIMO-OFDM communication system, and for improving channel estimation within such a system. For each transmitting antenna in an OFDM transmitter, pilot symbols are encoded so as to be unique to the transmitting antenna. The encoded... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180063050

Method and automatically uploading an attached document to a device

A method and electronic device are provided to determine that a text-based message to be sent from a sender to a recipient includes a document attached thereto, determine a probability value for a portable electronic device associated with the recipient based at least on behavioural data associated with the recipient,... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180063804

Timing advance enhancements for cellular communications

A disclosed example method involves, when a device is operating in a stationary mode and before a need of the device to communicate data, determining whether a stored timing advance is valid. When the stored timing advance is not valid, a valid timing advance is determined before the need of... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180063812

Device and automatic notification customization

A device and method for automatic notification customization is provided. The device includes: a controller; a notification device; and a memory storing: notification data; and identification data, the identification data comprising one or more of: an identifier of the device; and an account identifier identifying an account associated with the... Blackberry Limited

02/22/18 / #20180053350

Ar/vr device virtualisation

Methods, apparatuses and computer-readable media for virtualizing a physical device using an augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) virtualized or partially virtualized device (an AR/VR device) are provided. In particular, first data of a user interaction with the physical device is received by the AR/VR device from the physical... Blackberry Limited

02/22/18 / #20180053995

Device and antenna alignment using vibrational positioning

A device and method for antenna alignment using vibrational positioning are provided. The device comprises: a controller; a vibrating device; and an antenna. The controller configured monitors a data quality parameter of the antenna. When the data quality parameter meets a first threshold condition, the controller activates the vibrating device.... Blackberry Limited

02/22/18 / #20180054779

Method and layer 3 configuration in a heterogeneous network

Methods, systems and apparatus are provided for camping, assisted serving cell addition or removal, and discontinuous reception (DRX) in networks having a macro cell and at least one assisted serving cell. In other aspects, enhancements to Layer 1 channels and uplink timing alignments are provided in networks having a macro... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180043826

System and synthesizing an engine sound

A system and method for synthesizing an engine sound may receive one or more vehicle operational data signals. One or more tone parameters associated with a Shepard tone generator may be modified responsive to the one or more vehicle operation data signals. A Shepard tone may be generated responsive to... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180045530

System and generating an acoustic signal for localization of a point of interest

A method for generating an acoustic signal for localization of a point of interest may access a geographic location and an audio waveform associated with a point of interest. A geographic location of a vehicle may be determined. An orientation of the geographic location associated with the point of interest... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180046333

Previewing a new event on a small screen device

Method and apparatus for previewing new events in a computing device having a plurality of applications for managing respective events are described. Individual applications are each represented by an application icon on a screen of a graphical user interface for the device. In response to a new event of a... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180046816

Method and automatically storing and applying permissions to documents attached to text-based messages

A method and electronic device are provided to determine that a text-based message to be sent from a sender to a recipient includes a document attached thereto, determine a protection setting value associated with a protection setting, the protection setting value determined based on collaboration data associated with the sender... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180047123

Crisis-related inter-organization information exchange hub

A method for managing crisis-related communications includes storing, in a repository, data regarding entities and data indicating relationships between entities. Crisis-related information items are received from a plurality of originating entities. Each crisis-related information item includes metadata attributes. For each crisis-related information item, a set of recipient entities is identified... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180048190

Energy transfer optimization by detecting and mitigating magnetic saturation in wireless charging with foreign object detection

A method is provided for optimizing wireless charging of a mobile device by a wireless charger. The method comprises successively reducing transmit power in the wireless charger until an operating wireless transmit power is reached when a power loss occurring during a wireless transmission of power is caused by magnetic... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180049128

System and conserving power for a wireless device while maintaining a connection to a network

A system, device and method are described for operating a communication device communicating with a wireless network. The method comprises in a power save mode wherein a communication subsystem of the communication device has been deactivated: for a first period beginning at a first instance, re-activating the subsystem, executing an... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180038991

Determining a load status of a platform

Based on a relationship between measurement data from at least one sensor and a baseline, a load status of a platform is determined. In response to the determined load status, such as determining that the platform is empty, the baseline is refined using a baseline estimator to produce a refined... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180039314

Triggering transition of a device between states

In some examples, a controller receives, from a sensor that is part of a device mounted on a moveable platform, measurement data. The controller detects, based on the measurement data, a change in transit motion status of the moveable platform. The controller triggers, in response to detecting the change in... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180039335

Touchscreen keyboard providing word predictions at locations in association with candidate letters

A method for providing a virtual keyboard displayed on a display with visual cues is provided. The method includes: receiving an input of a character from the virtual keyboard; displaying one or more sets of predicted input characters in a prediction bar displayed on the display, wherein each set of... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180039682

Electronic device and managing data transfer

A method of managing data transfer from a server to an electronic device via a wireless communication, includes initiating a synchronization of a database of the electronic device with the server and determining, by the electronic device, a length of time since the synchronization of the database of the electronic... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180039934

Automatic registration of asset tags based on crowd sourcing asset context

A server-implemented method for automatically registering an asset tag in a database is disclosed. One or more asset tag collision reports are received from at least one mobile device connected to the server, each report including a tag identifier of the asset tag that is wirelessly broadcast by the asset... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180040224

Mobile transceiver having asset-based alarm profile and a operation

A mobile transceiver having an asset-based alarm profile and a method of operation are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver: sending to an asset tracking service a message including a device identifier (ID); receiving from the asset tracking service an... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041457

Method and an interactive action log in a collaborative workspace

A method and apparatus is provided to determine that a comment has been added to a document associated with the collaborative workspace, and display an entry associated with the comment in an activity log, the entry including a reply indicator to enable entering a reply to the comment. In an... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041626

Method and mobile transceiver providing container security

A method and mobile transceiver providing container security is described. In accordance with one aspect, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver comprising a processor, memory, wireless transceiver and radiation detector. The method comprises detecting, by the radiation detector, radiation emitted from a radioactive emitter. The radiation... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041895

Mobile transceiver having device-based alarm profile and a operation

A method of configuring a mobile transceiver, a system, and a mobile transceiver are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method comprising: assigning a device profile to the mobile transceiver, wherein the device profile defines restrictions on alarms configurable for the mobile transceiver; assigning an alarm... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041944

Method and mobile transceiver having advanced network selection

A method and mobile transceiver having advanced network selection are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver, comprising: waking up a processor and a satellite receiver from a low power mode in response to a wakeup event; determining a location of... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041965

Method of scheduling wakeup events, operating a mobile transceiver, and devices configured for same

A method of scheduling wakeup events, method of operating a mobile transceiver, and devices configured for same are provided. In one aspect, there is provided a method of scheduling wakeup events for a mobile transceiver, comprising: obtaining a first GNSS data set comprising a plurality of GNSS coordinates, the first... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041982

Mobile transceiver for asset tracking having a power saving scheme for network access

A mobile transceiver for asset tracking having a power saving scheme for network access and related method are provided. In one aspect, the method comprises determining a location of the mobile transceiver, determining whether cellular service is likely to be available at the determined location based on a stored signal... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041983

Mobile transceiver having route monitoring and operation

A mobile transceiver for asset tracking having route monitoring and method of operation are provided. In one aspect, the method comprises: determining a location of the mobile transceiver using the satellite receiver; determining whether the determined location deviates from a planned route; and sending an alert to an asset tracking... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180042055

System and managing emergency requests

A network component is provided. The network component including a component configured such that the network transmits a response message containing an indicator indicating that a first message is an emergency-related request, and such that the network receives a second message containing information associated with a user equipment (UE).... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180042058

Discovering network information available via wireless networks

Network information may be discoverable without requiring a connection to that network. For example, Access Network Query Protocol (“ANQP”) may allow a device to discover information about a network prior to the device associating with that network. In other words, ANQP allows a network terminal to request additional network information... Blackberry Limited

02/01/18 / #20180031604

Determining an open/close status of a barrier

In some examples, a sensor device is to mount to a barrier pivotable between an open position and a closed position, the barrier being on a moveable platform. The sensor device includes an accelerometer to measure acceleration data and a rotation sensor to measure rotation about an axis. The sensor... Blackberry Limited

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02/01/18 / #20180032968

Calendar and email application

An electronic user device 2 is disclosed in which a user interface 20 for an email application is displayed. The user interface 20 includes an email thread 22 and a selectable calendar look-up banner 32. Upon selection of the calendar look-up banner 32 the user device 2 is configured to... Blackberry Limited

02/01/18 / #20180034860

Control of accesses for ims services

A method for operating a UE is provided. The method comprises retrieving, by the UE, an IMS transport policy comprising a set of service transport rules. The set of service transport rules may include an indication of at least one IMS service and an indication of a policy for at... Blackberry Limited

02/01/18 / #20180034974

Method and system for dynamic cellular networking activation for virtual sim service

A method at a user equipment to facilitate activation and splitting of data billing between at least two parties, the method including starting, at the user equipment, a virtual subscriber identity module platform (‘VSP’) service on the user equipment; verifying VSP configuration information with a network server; upon verification, starting... Blackberry Limited

02/01/18 / #20180035267

Distributed control of a push-to-talk session

In some examples, a first push-to-talk (PTT) client that has access to a wide area network (WAN) performs distributed control for a PTT session in conjunction with distributed control for the PTT session performed by another PTT client in the PTT session, the distributed control by the first PTT client... Blackberry Limited

02/01/18 / #20180035271

System and determining establishment causes for emergency sessions

A method for initiating a Packet Switched emergency call using a user equipment (UE) is presented. The UE includes a plurality of protocol layers. The plurality of protocol layers including an IMS sublayer, a non-access stratum (NAS) layer and an access stratum (AS) layer. The method includes generating an ATTACH... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180025327

Electronic device and automatically responding to calendar event notifications

A method and an electronic device are provided that include receiving at the electronic device a start and an end of an out-of-office period and an out-of-office preference for responding to new invitations to events occurring during the out-of-office period received at the electronic device, receiving at the electronic device... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180026664

Method and dynamic tuning

A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, adjusting a matching network utilizing a weighted tuning state resulting in a tuning where the weighted tuning state is determined from applying a weighting factor to multiple tuning states that are predetermined tuning states based on increasing... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180026667

Method and dynamic tuning

A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, adjusting a matching network utilizing a first tuning state resulting in a first tuning where the first tuning state is selected from among a first group of predetermined tuning states that increase performance in duplex operation, and... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180026668

System and providing service license aggregation across multiple physical and virtual sim cards

A system, a computer program product and a method associate service licenses with a wireless device. A device identifier (device ID) which identifies the wireless device and a Subscriber Identity Module identifier (SIM ID) identifying a SIM card currently inserted in the wireless device are received. If the SIM ID... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180026921

Method and system for using subjects in instant messaging sessions on a mobile device

A system and method are provided that incorporate subjects or subject lines into instant messaging sessions or conversations on a mobile device. During an instant messaging session, the user is provided with an option to specify a subject for at least the current portion of the session or for the... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180027378

Method and mobile transceiver for asset tracking

A method and mobile transceiver for asset tracking is provided. In one aspect, a method of operating a mobile transceiver comprising a processor, a memory, a satellite receiver, and at least one wireless transceiver is provided. The method comprises activating a wireless transceiver associated with a last used wireless service... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180027403

System and methods for data communications in a wireless communication system

Techniques for use by a mobile device configured to operate in a wireless network for the communication of data messages with a server are described. When the mobile device does not have an open session with the server, the mobile device receives from a service node via the wireless network... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180027489

Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating wlan selection by a mobile node

Apparatus, and an associated method, by which to facilitate selection of a WLAN through which a mobile node communicates. Selection takes into account the geographic positioning of the mobile node. The mobile node ascertains its geographic positioning by monitoring cellular-positioning signals. And, availability of WLANs through which to communicate is... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180027551

Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel of a mobile communication system

Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel is disclosed. A first example method disclosed herein includes receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a downlink control channel carrying a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource indicator, mapping the PUCCH resource indicator to a first offset, mapping a... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180027560

Method and dynamic tuning

A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining first and second tuning states based on selections from first and second groups of tuning states, respectively, detecting an operational function of the communication device, adjusting weighting between the first and second tuning states according to... Blackberry Limited

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01/18/18 / #20180018161

Updating firmware at enterprise devices

An enterprise server selectively controls the ability of enterprise devices to install firmware updates. In some examples, the enterprise server identifies a subset of enterprise devices designated as alpha devices for testing functionality of newly installed firmware updates prior to installation at the remaining non-alpha devices, the alpha devices being... Blackberry Limited

01/18/18 / #20180018253

Automation of software verification

Systems, methods, and software can be used to automate software verifications. In some aspects, one or more application program interface (API) call pairs are generated based on a source code of a user module that invokes an API. Each of the one or more API call pairs comprises a first... Blackberry Limited

01/18/18 / #20180019518

Container having a slot antenna

A container having a slot antenna is provided. In particular, a shipping container is provided, the shipping container comprising: a chassis; a door moveably mounted to the chassis, the door having an external surface and an internal surface; at least one slot antenna located at the external surface of the... Blackberry Limited

01/18/18 / #20180020439

Timing advance group in lte small cell enhancement

A method for communication in a wireless telecommunication system is provided. The method includes assigning a first cell of a first network node to a first timing advance group (TAG) of a user equipment (UE) and assigning a second cell of a second network node to a second TAG of... Blackberry Limited

01/11/18 / #20180014030

Significance map encoding and decoding using partition selection

Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are describe in which significance maps are encoded and decoded using non-spatially-uniform partitioning of the map into parts, wherein the bit positions within each part are associated with a given context. Example partition sets and processes for selecting from amongst predetermined partition... Blackberry Limited

01/11/18 / #20180014348

Method and system for signaling release cause indication in a umts network

A method and system for processing signaling release indication cause between user equipment and a wireless network, the method comprising the steps of: monitoring, at the user equipment, whether a signaling connection release indication should be sent to the wireless network; appending, at the user equipment, a cause for the... Blackberry Limited

01/04/18 / #20180004408

Electronic device and providing visual notification of a received communication

A method disclosed herein includes displaying information associated with a first application in a display area of an electronic device, detecting a change in direction of a continuous gesture across at least a portion of the display area between a first direction and a second direction different than the first... Blackberry Limited

01/04/18 / #20180007211

Method and system for transition of applications to a second cellular data networking interface for a virtual sim service

A method at a user equipment to facilitate splitting of data billing between at least two parties, the method assigning a first subset of application to a first forwarding information base (“FIB”) on the user equipment; associating the first FIB with a first cellular data interface; activating the splitting of... Blackberry Limited

01/04/18 / #20180007376

Multi-level significance map scanning

Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are described in which multi-level significance maps are used in the encoding and decoding processes. The significant-coefficient flags that form the significance map are grouped into contiguous groups, and a significant-coefficient-group flag signifies for each group whether that group contains no non-zero... Blackberry Limited

01/04/18 / #20180007514

Method and location notification using location context information

Provided is a method and apparatus for location notification using location context information. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, a mobile device automatically generates location context information that indicates a point of interest in a vicinity of the mobile device. For example, if the user of the mobile... Blackberry Limited

12/28/17 / #20170373661

Method and adapting a variable impedance network

The present disclosure may include, for example, a tunable capacitor having a decoder for generating a plurality of control signals, and an array of tunable switched capacitors comprising a plurality of fixed capacitors coupled to a plurality of switches. The plurality of switches can be controlled by the plurality of... Blackberry Limited

12/28/17 / #20170374185

Method and system to intercept accidental emergency calls in a device repair facility

A system for intercepting accidental emergency calls in a facility, the system including at least one dead air network element configured within the facility, the at least one dead air network element providing a cellular signal stronger than live cellular signals as seen by electronic devices within the facility, wherein... Blackberry Limited

12/28/17 / #20170374635

Reliability of volte/vilte calls

A method for improving reliability of Voice over LTE (VoLTE)/Video over LTE (ViLTE) calls includes detecting, by a User Equipment (UE) camped on a first Radio Access Technology (RAT), a problem with a radio connection on the first RAT at a first time. After detecting the problem with the radio... Blackberry Limited

12/28/17 / #20170374660

Tdd and fdd joint carrier aggregation enhancements in lte-advanced

In some implementations, a method in a user equipment (UE) for supporting time division duplex (TDD) and frequency division duplex (FDD) joint carrier aggregation (CA) includes receiving a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource allocation from an evolved NodeB (eNB). The PUCCH resource allocation includes a first PUCCH configuration for... Blackberry Limited

12/21/17 / #20170363745

Gps pre-acquisition for geotagging digital photos

A handheld electronic device, such as a GPS-enabled wireless communications device with an embedded camera, a GPS-enabled camera-phone or a GPS-enabled digital camera, determines whether ephemeris data needs to be obtained for geotagging digital photos taken with the device. By monitoring user activity with respect to the camera, such as... Blackberry Limited

12/21/17 / #20170364218

Method and providing a user interface on a device enabling selection of operations to be performed in relation to content

A method comprising detecting, by an electronic device, a first input associated with a first selectable item of one or more selectable items displayed on a display, invoking, based on the first input, a menu for display adjacent an edge of the display, wherein the menu comprises one or more... Blackberry Limited

12/21/17 / #20170365656

Method and a thin film dielectric stack

A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a thin film capacitor having a substrate, a first electrode layer on the substrate, a first dielectric layer on the first electrode layer where the first dielectric layer has a columnar-oriented grain structure, a group of second... Blackberry Limited

12/21/17 / #20170366584

Personal network access control system and method

A server is provided that includes a processor such that for a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) request containing a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) identifying the first device, the processor is programmed to promote adding a URI and redirecting the SIP request to a second device. The added URI used by... Blackberry Limited

12/14/17 / #20170359341

Data access control based on storage validation

A system and method to control access to data are disclosed. A request for a subject to perform an action on an object is received. A determination is made whether a policy for the subject limits the action to an object with integrity protection. The action is performed based on... Blackberry Limited

12/07/17 / #20170353503

Crossed-invite call handling

A method and devices for handling crossed-invite situations in set-up of IP-based sessions. A local device receives an incoming session invite after sending an outgoing session invite before the outgoing session invite has been accepted. It then determines that the incoming session invite was sent by the remote device to... Blackberry Limited

12/07/17 / #20170353868

Method and calculating a coverage signal strength indicator

Apparatus and method pertaining to the calculation of at least one value that represents, at least in part, wireless reception signal strength from the perspective of both a local wireless receiver and a remote receiver that receives wireless transmissions from a local wireless transmitter. By one approach the apparatus directly... Blackberry Limited

12/07/17 / #20170353891

Method for accessing a service unavailable through a network cell

In an access device associated with a first network cell, a method for enabling user equipment (UE) to obtain a service unavailable through the first network cell includes receiving a request for the UE to access the service, and identifying, in a message to the UE, a plurality of second... Blackberry Limited

12/07/17 / #20170353956

Method and band tuning in a communication device

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, adjusting a tuning state of a matching network of the communication device, selecting a power offset from among a group of power offsets where the selected power offset is associated with a sub-band of operation of the... Blackberry Limited








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