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 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Determining a location of a wireless device using fingerprinting

In some examples, a query including signal values providing measures of signals between a first wireless device and corresponding access points is received. Access points are ranked for the query based on sorting the signal values. Similarity values are computed, using the ranking, between the query and respective fingerprints of... Blackberry Limited

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

Customization of device configuration settings

A method for providing device configuration settings includes receiving, at a database, a first group of settings (GOS) including a first plurality of setting values and one or more first network identifiers; receiving a second GOS including a second plurality of setting values, one or more second network identifiers, and... Blackberry Limited

Optimized short message transport

A method for transferring data using optimized short message transport includes receiving at a first network node an attach request message. The attach request message includes short-message data. The first network node receives from a second network node a short-message data response message. The short-message data response message includes at... Blackberry Limited

Suspending a connection in a wireless communication system

An evolved Node B (eNB) includes a memory and at least one hardware processor communicatively coupled with the memory and configured to: determine to suspend an established radio resource control (RRC) connection with a user equipment (UE), where suspension causes the established RRC connection to be a suspended RRC connection... Blackberry Limited

Message correction and updating system and method, and associated user interface operation

Message corrections are effected on a user electronic device using a touch-based user interface. In response to user input in a messaging application input field indicating that a replacement or correction operation is to be carried out, the device identifies multiple strings corresponding to the correction in at least one... Blackberry Limited

Data security using alternative encoding

A system and method for protecting text from unauthorized access. An original data set including a plurality of character code values is received, where each character code value corresponds to a respective character defined in a character definition standard. A new value corresponding to an undefined value within the character... Blackberry Limited

Variable glyph encoding

A system and method for graphically encoding text. A textual data set comprising a plurality of encoded text characters that corresponding to at least one text character to be visually rendered is received. Based on the textual data set, a drawing instruction set is determined that has a respective drawing... Blackberry Limited

Method for operating a mobile transceiver

A method and mobile transceiver for asset tracking. In one aspect, there is a of operating the mobile transceiver comprising determining whether a door of a container to which the mobile transceiver is mounted is open or closed, switching an active antenna for the wireless transceiver to the first antenna... Blackberry Limited

Multicast broadcast single frequency network data scheduling and handling

A system is provided for scheduling for a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN). The system includes a central control configured to promote a plurality of enhanced node Bs (ENBs) transmitting one or more multicast traffic channels (MTCHs). The one or more MTCHs are provided during a variable scheduling period... Blackberry Limited

Using wlan connectivity of a wireless device

In some examples, a first wireless device communicates with a group device that wirelessly interconnects a plurality of wireless devices in a group, to obtain, from the group device, information identifying a second wireless device from which the first wireless device is able to use a wireless connectivity of the... Blackberry Limited

Method and system for initial synchronization and collision avoidance in device to device communications without network coverage

A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device... Blackberry Limited

11/16/17 / #20170329589

Requesting resource access permissions

Systems, methods, and software can be used to share content. In some aspects, the electronic device receives an installation manifest for an application. The installation manifest indicates one or more resources on the electronic device that the application is configured to access. The electronic device receives resource usage information associated... Blackberry Limited

11/16/17 / #20170329940

Privilege management and revocation

This disclosure relates to management of privileges associated with applications accessible by users of electronic devices. In one aspect, an electronic device detects that a privilege has been revoked, shuts down any application running on the electronic device that has previously accessed the privilege, and restarts any application that was... Blackberry Limited

11/16/17 / #20170329953

Method of passcode unlock using force detection

A system and method unlock a passcode-secured device using force detection and haptic feedback. When prompted for a passcode, a user applies a press and hold gesture, applying continuous pressure force, to a surface of the device while receiving tactile feedback at the surface in the form of vibratory pulses.... Blackberry Limited

11/16/17 / #20170331628

Protected encryption key recovery

A system and method for supporting encryption key retrieval. A first digital key is created. A first protected key is created by applying a first protection algorithm based on a first user provided password to the first digital key. A first unlock key is created that is separate from the... Blackberry Limited

11/16/17 / #20170331934

Method of identifying contacts for initiating a communication using speech recognition

A method and system on an electronic device which uses speech recognition to initiate a communication from a mobile device having access to contact information for a number of contacts. In one example, the method comprises receiving through an audio input interface a voice input for initiating a communication, extracting... Blackberry Limited

11/16/17 / #20170332286

Communicating in a second channel while ceasing transmission in a first channel

In some examples, a wireless device receives, from an access point (AP), information indicating that the wireless device is to cease transmission in a first channel. In response to the information, the wireless device communicates with the AP in a second channel that is a subset of the first channel,... Blackberry Limited

11/16/17 / #20170332311

Systems and methods for managing a ue-to-network relay

Method and systems for managing a communication link. One or more indicators of an expected service interruption associated with a communication link is determined. The communication link may be a link between a relay and a communication target and/or a link between the relay and a user equipment (UE). In... Blackberry Limited

11/09/17 / #20170324565

Inter-workspace communications

Systems, methods, and software can be used to access an enterprise resource. In some aspects, configuration information for an enterprise application is received at an enterprise mobility management (EMM) client on a mobile device. A certificate that includes at least a portion of the configuration information is generated. The certificate... Blackberry Limited

11/09/17 / #20170324685

System and enabling voice and video communications using a messaging application

A method and system are provided for enabling voice communications via a messaging application. The method comprises enabling an instant messaging (IM) presence status option to be selected; and blocking an incoming voice communication when the presence status option has been selected. A method and system are also provided comprising... Blackberry Limited

11/09/17 / #20170324737

System and multi-factor authentication

A method at an authentication server for multi-factor authentication of an electronic device, the method including receiving at the authentication server a request for authentication of the electronic device; sending information to the electronic device; receiving a response based on the information sent to the electronic device, the response further... Blackberry Limited

11/09/17 / #20170324783

Providing session initiation protocol request contents method and system

An embodiment provides a user equipment that includes a processor configured to receive a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) NOTIFY message transmitted by a network component as a result of a registration event. The SIP NOTIFY message contains at least a portion of information included in a first SIP message sent... Blackberry Limited

11/09/17 / #20170325060

Methods and providing map locations in user applications using url strings

Techniques for use in a wireless communication device for displaying a map are described. The device receives via a user interface a selection of a hypertext link object in an electronic file or message. The object is associated with a URL string which includes a server address and location data... Blackberry Limited

11/09/17 / #20170325272

Determining device in-range proximity

Devices and methods are provided for determining the proximity of client nodes within a wireless-enabled communication environment. A first client node comprises a database containing identification data associated with a plurality of wireless network access nodes and fingerprint data associated with the client node and a plurality of second client... Blackberry Limited

11/02/17 / #20170315711

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 exposed for use and a second position in which the keyboard is not exposed. The method includes, in response to detecting initiation of control of a... Blackberry Limited

10/26/17 / #20170308695

Smart random password generation

A method for generating a password for accessing a password-protected service is disclosed. A password requirements database and default password generation requirements are stored in a memory of a computing device. The password requirements database includes one or more service profiles, where each service profile includes an identifier for a... Blackberry Limited

10/26/17 / #20170308727

Method and system for asset tracking in an enterprise environment

A method and system for tracking an asset in an indoor facility. The method includes receiving, from a first mobile device, an asset tracking tag collision report, the asset tracking tag collision report including a tag identifier of an asset tracking tag associated with an asset; determining a new location... Blackberry Limited

10/26/17 / #20170308862

Method and system for updating message threads

A method for updating an electronic mail (“email”) message presented to a user on a display screen of a data processing system, the email message belonging to a thread of email messages received by the data processing system, the method comprising: determining whether one or more of the email messages... Blackberry Limited

10/26/17 / #20170310012

Antenna aperture tuning and related methods

An antenna assembly includes an antenna feed, and a first radiating element connecting to the antenna feed, where the first radiating element includes a proximal radiating segment and a distal radiating segment. The antenna assembly also includes a tunable circuit coupling the proximal radiating segment and the distal radiating segment.... Blackberry Limited

10/26/17 / #20170311142

Wireless network discovery using a mimo transceiver

In some examples, a wireless device includes a multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) transceiver that has a plurality of antennas to perform MIMO wireless communication. At least one processor is configured to concurrently perform discovery of respective different wireless devices using at least two of the plurality of antennas.... Blackberry Limited

10/26/17 / #20170311241

Methods and configuring network connections using a memory

Methods and apparatus for configuring network connections using memory are described. An example method for use in mobile equipment includes: reading a mobile subscriber identity from a memory device associated with the mobile equipment; determining if part or all of the mobile subscriber identity matches a data set entry within... Blackberry Limited

10/26/17 / #20170311312

Method and avoiding in-device coexistence interference with preferred frequency notification

A method, system and device are provided for avoiding in-device coexistence interference between different radio technologies deployed in adjacent bands on the same device by providing preferred frequency solutions for the in-device coexistence system.... Blackberry Limited

10/19/17 / #20170300769

Determining a boundary associated with image data

A method and device for determining a boundary associated with image data captured by an electronic device is provided. The electronic device may include a camera. In one aspect, a method includes: capturing the image data using the camera; based on the captured image data, detecting a boundary marker displayed... Blackberry Limited

10/19/17 / #20170302639

Authenticating messages

Systems, methods, and software can be used to share content. In some aspects, a message is received at an electronic device from a sender. A first type 0 short message service (SMS) message is sent, from the electronic device to the sender. The first type 0 SMS message indicates an... Blackberry Limited

10/19/17 / #20170302822

Securing image data detected by an electronic device

A method and device for securing image data detected by an electronic device is provided. The electronic may include a camera. In one aspect, a method includes: capturing image data using the camera; based on the captured image data, detecting a security marker displayed by a display device, the security... Blackberry Limited

10/19/17 / #20170303133

Dectecting and warning of base stations with a security risk

Systems, methods, and software can be used to share content. In some aspect, an electronic device selects a base station to camp on. A first message is sent from the electronic device to the base station. The first message is addressed to a server and requests the server to send... Blackberry Limited

10/12/17 / #20170293401

Displaying a calendar view

Systems, methods, and software can be used to populate contact information. In some aspect, a starting time and an ending time for a calendar event on a first day is determined. A calendar view for a plurality of days is displayed on an electronic device. The plurality of days comprise... Blackberry Limited

10/12/17 / #20170293417

Method and system for detection and resolution of frustration with a device user interface

A method for user interface interaction on a computing device, the method including detecting frustration with a user interface interaction on the computing device; determining a location of input events on a display of the computing device; and magnifying an area proximate to the location of input events. Further, a... Blackberry Limited

10/12/17 / #20170294891

Method and adaptive impedance matching

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an adaptive impedance matching network having an RF matching network coupled to at least one RF input port and at least one RF output port and comprising one or more controllable variable reactive elements. The RF matching... Blackberry Limited

10/12/17 / #20170295156

Provisioning enterprise services

Systems, methods, and software can be used to share content. In some aspect, an enterprise mobility management (EMM) server receives a command for provisioning a user for an enterprise service at an identity provider (IDP). The EMM server sends a user provisioning request to the IDP. The user provisioning request... Blackberry Limited

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10/12/17 / #20170295448

Managed object to provision a device according to one of plural provisioning techniques

A wireless device receives, from a configurator device, a managed object that includes information indicating which of different provisioning techniques is to be used to provision the wireless device. The wireless device determines, based on the information, a particular provisioning technique of the different provisioning techniques to use.... Blackberry Limited

10/12/17 / #20170295546

Mechanisms to support ue power preference signaling

Disclosed herein is a method at a User Equipment (UE) comprising determining that a current radio resource configuration is of a normal type, and responsive to the determining, prohibiting the UE from sending a Power Preference Indication (PPI) for a radio resource configuration of the normal type. Also disclosed is... Blackberry Limited

10/05/17 / #20170288826

System and uplink timing synchronization in conjunction with discontinuous reception

Systems and methods for controlling sounding reference signal transmission are provided; a user equipment starts transmitting the sounding reference signal in anticipation of uplink data transmission, and then discontinues transmitting the sounding reference signal after completion of uplink data transmission.... Blackberry Limited

10/05/17 / #20170289102

Exchange and use of globally unique device identifiers for circuit-switched and packet switched integration

According to one aspect, a system and method of exchanging GRUUs (Globally Routed User Agent URI (Uniform Resource Identifier)) between a first telephony-enabled device and a second telephony enabled device using a circuit-switched message is provided. Once exchanged, the telephony enabled devices can exchange SIP (session initiated protocol) communications routed... Blackberry Limited

10/05/17 / #20170289190

Monitoring packet routes

Systems, methods, and software can be used to share content. In some aspect, an address associated with a packet is identified at an electronic device. The address is associated with a node on a traverse path of the packet. The address is compared with a list of one or more... Blackberry Limited

10/05/17 / #20170289887

Dynamically managing band capability

In some implementations, a method in a user equipment (UE) for dynamically managing band capacity includes communicating with a first radio access network (RAN) on a first Radio Frequency (RF) channel and a second RAN on a second RF channel, where the first RAN and the second RAN are different... Blackberry Limited

10/05/17 / #20170290085

Method and user equipment directed radio resource control in a umts network

A method and apparatus for improved battery performance of user equipment in a wireless network having multiple radio resource control (RRC) states, the method comprising the steps of: monitoring, at the user equipment, application data exchange; determining when no application on the user equipment is expected to exchange data; and... Blackberry Limited

09/28/17 / #20170279966

Apparatus, system and call notifications to active communication devices

An apparatus, system and method for call notifications to active communication devices are provided. At an apparatus comprising a processor and a communication interface, a call for a first device is received via the communication interface. When is determined that a second device is active, a notification of the call... Blackberry Limited

09/21/17 / #20170272256

Processing certificate validation warnings

Systems, methods, and software can be used to process certificate validation warnings. In some aspect, a connection to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server is initiated at an electronic device. The VPN server is associated with a VPN profile. In response to initiating the connection, a certificate associated with the... Blackberry Limited

09/21/17 / #20170272986

Methods and use in facilitating the communication of neighboring network information to a mobile terminal with use of a radius compatible protocol

A disclosed example method for requesting neighboring network information from a device involves encoding a request for neighboring network information and sending the request to an authentication server to obtain the neighboring network information. The example method also involves receiving a response to the request, retrieving the neighboring network information... Blackberry Limited

09/21/17 / #20170273066

System and reducing decoding for carrier power control

A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify power control commands within a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of, at a user agent, monitoring for power control messages on a single carrier, decoding a message received on the single carrier to... Blackberry Limited

09/21/17 / #20170273098

Mitigating interference between co-located wireless technologies

An apparatus has a first communication module that is compatible with a first wireless communication technology, and a second communication module that is compatible with a second, different, wireless communication technology. Transmissions by each communication module may contribute to interference at the other communication module. In one example, a Block... Blackberry Limited

09/14/17 / #20170263252

Method and voice control of a mobile device

A method and apparatus for voice control of a mobile device are provided. The method establishes a connection between the mobile device and a voice-control module. Responsive to establishing the connection, the mobile device enters into an intermediate mode; and the voice-control module monitors for verbal input comprising a verbal... Blackberry Limited

09/14/17 / #20170264322

Method and adjusting the timing of radio antenna tuning

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, determining, by a controller of a mobile communication device, a phase shift criteria and an amplitude shift criteria associated with a modulation being implemented by the mobile communication device. The controller can determine a group of tuning... Blackberry Limited

09/14/17 / #20170264335

Method and radio antenna frequency tuning

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, which can include computer instructions to determine a subset of use cases from a group of use cases stored in a memory of a communication device, and to determine a target use... Blackberry Limited

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09/14/17 / #20170264477

Method and i-q decoupled ofdm modulation and demodulation

A method and apparatus for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation includes separating a frequency-domain sequence of complex numbers into a first portion and a second portion that is disjoint with the first portion, each of the first portion and the second portion including a respective half of the complex... Blackberry Limited

09/14/17 / #20170265185

Multi-carrier operation for wireless systems

The present disclosure generally relates to an uplink control signal design for wireless system. One example method of a subscriber station (SS) includes performing network entry in a multi-carrier wireless environment using a primary carrier, receiving timing information corresponding to the primary carrier, receiving a first control signaling via the... Blackberry Limited

09/07/17 / #20170257360

Accessing enterprise resources

Systems, methods, and software can be used to access an enterprise resource. In some aspects, a certificate for accessing enterprise resources at one or more service providers (SP) is received at an enterprise mobility management (EMM) client on a mobile device from an EMM server. An authentication request is sent... Blackberry Limited

09/07/17 / #20170257716

Device and adjusting an output to an audio port based on a determined sensitivity

A device and method for adjusting an output to an audio port based on a determined sensitivity is provided. The device comprises a processor, an audio port, and an electrical measurement device configured to measure electrical properties of an external device plugged into the audio port over a range of... Blackberry Limited

09/07/17 / #20170257819

Provisioning a device in a network

In some examples, a headless device that is without an available user interface and that is to be provisioned for access to a network receives information relating to provisioning of the headless device from a network node. The headless device sends, to a mediator device with a user interface, at... Blackberry Limited

09/07/17 / #20170257905

Releasing connections with local gw when ue moves out of residential/enterprise network coverage

A method, system and device are provided for managing LIPA and/or SIPTO connection releases when UE moves out of residential/enterprise network coverage in case service continuity is not supported for the LIPA/SIPTO PDN connection(s). To address problems caused by not providing service continuity for LIPA/SIPTO PDN connections, the PDN connection/PDP... Blackberry Limited

08/31/17 / #20170249078

User interface methods and use in communicating text and photo messages

Techniques for use in messaging from a portable communication device having a camera module are described. A first key for causing alphanumeric characters to be sent and a second key for causing a photographic image to be sent are provided on a display. During presentation of the user interface and... Blackberry Limited

08/31/17 / #20170249454

Slider authenticator

For a device with a slider component, movement of the slider component may be used as part of an authentication process, for example, when unlocking the device, or a portion thereof, or providing user authentication to an application executed on the device.... Blackberry Limited

08/31/17 / #20170249772

System and accelerated rendering of two-dimensional graphics

A system and method for accelerated rendering of two-dimensional graphics may receive two or more two-dimensional graphical objects. Display characteristics associated with a target display may be received. Two or more three-dimensional graphical objects may be generated from the two or more two-dimensional graphical objects responsive to the received display... Blackberry Limited

08/31/17 / #20170250846

Phich transmission in time division duplex systems

A method is provided for communication in a wireless telecommunication system. The method comprises multiplexing, by a network element, at least one symbol of a PHICH onto at least one resource element of a PCFICH.... Blackberry Limited

08/31/17 / #20170251020

Method and a dual radio user equipment

A method at a user equipment capable of supporting at least two radio connections, the method including requesting from a remote server, using a first radio connection, a subscriber identity; receiving, at the user equipment, the subscriber identity over the first radio connection; using the subscriber identity to establish a... Blackberry Limited

08/31/17 / #20170251030

System and determining trust for sip messages

A method for performing initial registration is provided. The method includes receiving a server timeout message, the server timeout message including at least a field set to a value equal to a value received during a first registration. The method further includes initiating restoration procedures by performing an initial registration.... Blackberry Limited

08/31/17 / #20170251358

Method for saving an image from a camera application of a portable electronic device

An image is saved to a contact record or set as a home screen directly from a camera application of a portable electronic device. The method includes: capturing an image using a camera that is integrated into the portable electronic device, selecting at least a portion of the image, selecting... Blackberry Limited

08/31/17 / #20170251406

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

08/24/17 / #20170242484

Portable electronic device and providing haptic feedback

A method for providing haptic feedback at a portable electronic device including a touch-sensitive display and a physical keyboard comprising depressible keys and touch sensors for detecting touches thereon, is provided. In response to detecting a first touch on the physical keyboard, which physical keyboard is moveable relative to the... Blackberry Limited

08/24/17 / #20170242983

Sharing contents between applications

Systems, methods, and software can be used to share content. In some aspect, a first user input for copying a content is received at a first application on a mobile device. A token that is associated with the content is generated. A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is sent from the... Blackberry Limited

08/24/17 / #20170244514

System and modulation and coding scheme adaptation and power control in a relay network

A method for determining a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) and power control includes determining an error rate of a communication channel between the UA and at least one of the base station and the RN. When the error rate is below a first threshold, the method includes at least... Blackberry Limited

08/24/17 / #20170244773

Mobile media content delivery

A system and method are disclosed for managing the wireless delivery of streaming media content to a user equipment (UE) device. A UE device establishes a network connection with a local wireless network, which in turn is associated with a wireless network region with a corresponding data infrastructure server. The... Blackberry Limited

08/24/17 / #20170245252

Methods and system for protocol layer enhancements in data offload over small cells

A method at a first wireless network element, the method receiving, from a second wireless network element, a plurality of packet data units (PDUs) for a user equipment; transmitting the PDUs to the user equipment (UE); compiling a PDU delivery status report in response to the transmitting of the PDUs;... Blackberry Limited

08/24/17 / #20170245270

Multi-beam cellular communication system

A cellular communication system comprising a plurality of geographically spaced base stations (2) each of which comprises an antenna arrangement (4, 6, 8) per base station sector, each of which antenna arrangements has an antenna element for generating an array of narrow beams (10, 12, 14) covering the sector. Timeslots... Blackberry Limited

08/24/17 / #20170245318

Simplified ue + enb messaging

A method, mobile device (101) and radio access network RAN (102) are disclosed for suspending and re-establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection. In some examples, the mobile device (101) indicates a preference to have the RRC connection either suspended or released. In other examples, RAN (102) sends to the... Blackberry Limited








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