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Dynamic power management of iot devices

A method for dynamic power management of electronic devices includes determining, at a server, a remaining battery life of an electronic device, wherein the electronic device is powered by a battery and associated with a power management profile for managing power consumption at the electronic device; and based on the determined remaining battery life, provisioning an updated power management profile for the electronic device.. . ... Blackberry Limited

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. ... Blackberry Limited

Method for accessing a service unavailable through a network cell

A method performed by user equipment (ue) includes receiving a request to access a service unavailable through a first network cell associated with the ue and informing a second network cell that the ue is requesting to obtain the service unavailable through the first network cell. The request may be received from a user of the ue or may be a paging message.. ... Blackberry Limited

Requesting system information

Systems and methods to request system information are provided. In some aspect, a user equipment (ue) transmits a request for on-demand system information. ... Blackberry Limited

Proximity and interest determination by a wireless device

A first wireless device determines whether the first wireless device is in a specified proximity to a second wireless device based on a signal wirelessly transmitted by the second wireless device. Based on information transmitted by the second wireless device, it is determined whether the first wireless device shares a common interest with the second wireless device.. ... Blackberry Limited

Method and system for distributed camera network

A method at an image capture apparatus, the method including receiving, at the image capture apparatus, a trigger to begin image capture; based on the trigger, starting image capture for a fixed duration; and providing image capture data to a processing service.. . ... Blackberry Limited

Apparatus and method for maintaining message databases in eventual consistency distributed database systems

A method and electronic device are provided for maintaining a message store having a plurality of messages includes maintaining at the electronic device a client bookmark indicating a point in the message store up to which the content of the message store maintained at the electronic device is known to be complete, and a maximum message identifier (id) indicating the largest message identifier of the plurality of messages of the message store that the electronic device has received, sending to a server a sync request message for the message store, the sync request message including the client bookmark in response to determining at least one of the client bookmark and the maximum message id do not match, and the electronic device connecting with the server after a period of being disconnected.. . ... Blackberry Limited

System and method for image based confirmation

A method at a computing device for replacing sensor data from a sensor that has failed, the method including receiving an indication at the computing device, that the sensor has failed; receiving image data from a location associated with the sensor; and using the image data to replace sensor data from the sensor that has failed.. . ... Blackberry Limited

Determining whether a vehicle is able to transfer a cargo transportation unit

In some examples, a vehicle includes a controller configured to receive information of a characteristic relating to transport of a cargo transportation unit (ctu), the information sent by the ctu, and determine, based on the received information, whether the vehicle is able to transfer the ctu to a destination of the ctu.. . ... Blackberry Limited

Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating communications by a mobile node in a multiple network radio communication system having interworking capability

Apparatus, and an associated method, by which to permit selection by a user of a mobile node of with which cellular communication system network that the mobile node shall communicate by way of an interworking wireless local area network. User selection is provided even when the interworking wireless local area network is directly connected to the home network of the mobile node. ... Blackberry Limited

Methods and systems for scheduling in a virtual mimo communication environment

A system and method for scheduling cooperative uplink transmissions in a virtual multiple input multiple output (mimo) wireless communication environment are provided. More specifically, both random and channel aware orthogonal scheduling techniques for identifying a sub-set of n mobile terminals to provide cooperative uplink transmissions for each transmit time interval are provided.. ... Blackberry Limited

Method and system for wakeup trigger by out-of-band communication

A method at a wireless station for receiving an out-of-band wakeup trigger, the method including receiving, at the wireless station, a message from an access point, the message providing an indication that the access point supports out-of-band signaling; associating with the access point over a first radio technology; establishing a connection with the access point using a second radio technology; entering a sleep state for a radio using the first radio technology; and upon receiving a wakeup trigger over the connection using the second radio technology, waking up the radio for the first radio technology for communication with the access point.. . ... Blackberry Limited

Devices and methods for managing a network communication channel between an electronic device and an enterprise entity

Devices and methods for managing a network communication channel are provided. The electronic device is configured to determine a list of available intermediate servers for establishing a network communication channel between the electronic device and an enterprise entity. ... Blackberry Limited

Modulation for a data bit stream

In some examples, a binary bit stream of input bits is encoded into a three-amplitude bipolar symbol stream of symbols, the encoding using a coding rule that specifies setting a value of a respective symbol of the symbol stream based on a respective input bit of the binary bit stream and a prior input bit of the binary bit stream that is prior to the respective input bit, the coding rule further specifying that adjacent non-zero pulses keep the same polarity. A radio frequency (rf) carrier signal is modulated using the symbol stream to produce a modulated rf signal.. ... Blackberry Limited

09/06/18 / #20180253564

System and method for preventing access to data on a compromised remote device

The invention discloses a system and method for selective erasure, encryption and or copying of data on a remote device if the remote device has been compromised or the level of authorization of a roaming user in charge of the remote device has been modified.. . ... Blackberry Limited

08/23/18 / #20180242203

Method and apparatus for handling circuit switched calls at a user equipment

A method at a user equipment including detecting that a circuit switched (cs) call has been requested at the user equipment; if a most recent registration attempt or registration update attempt with a network of a first radio access technology (rat) resulted in an abnormal state, registering with a network of a second rat; and initiating the cs call with the network of the second rat.. . ... Blackberry Limited

08/23/18 / #20180242117

Enhancing group communication services

In some implementations, a method in a user equipment (ue) for supporting group communication service includes receiving, from a base station, a group communication on a physical downlink shared channel (pdsch). The ue determines a first hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) information that corresponds to the group communication on the pdsch. ... Blackberry Limited

08/23/18 / #20180240064

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 tag. ... Blackberry Limited

08/16/18 / #20180235021

Methods and apparatus for peer-to-peer communications in a wireless local area network

A method and device for peer-to-peer communications is provided. The method includes communication of the capabilities of a device to another device or network component. ... Blackberry Limited

08/16/18 / #20180234946

Methods and apparatus for providing network broadcast information to wlan enabled wireless communication devices

One illustrative method of providing network broadcast information to a wireless device from a wireless local area network (wlan) includes the steps of receiving, from one or more available cellular networks or a network database, cellular network broadcast information associated with the one or more available cellular networks; providing the cellular network broadcast information in a generic container message which varies in content and format according to one or more cellular standards associated with the one or more available cellular networks; and causing the generic container message to be regularly broadcasted for receipt and use by a wireless device. In an alternative approach, the steps include regularly broadcasting a network interworking indicator which is indicative of whether cellular network broadcast information is available for receipt from the wlan; receiving a probe request from a wireless device; and causing the cellular network broadcast information to be sent to the wireless device in the generic container message in response to the probe request from the wireless device. ... Blackberry Limited

08/09/18 / #20180227946

Methods and apparatus for enabling further l1 enhancements in lte heterogeneous networks

A network element in a first cell in a wireless telecommunication network is provided. The network element comprises a processor configured such that the network element provides uplink and downlink grants in the first cell, wherein the first cell is a low-power cell within the coverage area of a second, high-power cell, and wherein the first cell acts as a secondary cell and the second cell acts as a primary cell in a carrier aggregation mode, and wherein at least one uplink control signal is received by one of only the first cell or both the first cell and the second cell.. ... Blackberry Limited

08/09/18 / #20180227790

Establishing a voice call

A user equipment (ue), which is able to use a plurality of different wireless access technologies, receives a request to establish a voice call. In response to the request, the ue determines whether voice over a first wireless access technology of the different wireless access technologies is supported, and responsive to determining that voice over the first wireless access technology is not supported, the ue attempts to establish the voice call over a second wireless access technology of the different wireless access technologies.. ... Blackberry Limited

08/09/18 / #20180227745

Sending messages including access point names

In some examples, a user equipment (ue) stores a first network configuration that maps to a first set of corresponding packet-switched settings comprising a first access point name (apn), stores a second network configuration that maps to a second set of corresponding packet-switched settings comprising a second apn, and determines whether the ue is in a first network or a second network. In response to the ue being in the first network, the ue sends a first message to the first network to activate a data connection in which a message includes the first apn. ... Blackberry Limited

08/09/18 / #20180227740

Method and system for discovery of devices in a wireless network with partial coverage

A method at a wireless device outside of base station control, the method comprising: transmitting a device presence signal for a predetermined time period; and listening for a network presence signal sent in response to the device presence signal. Further, a method at a wireless device, the method comprising: listening for a device presence signal; and transmitting a network presence signal in response to the device presence signal.. ... Blackberry Limited

08/09/18 / #20180227371

Using non-ims connections in ims sessions

Systems and methods can be implemented for ip multimedia subsystem (ims) resource reservation. A first electronic device can transmit, through an ip network, a non-session initiation protocol (sip) message to an application server in an ims network, where the non-ims sip message includes a request to initiate an ims communication session through the ims network with a second electronic device. ... Blackberry Limited

08/09/18 / #20180226719

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

08/02/18 / #20180220408

Resource scheduling in direct device to device communications systems

Methods, systems, and apparatuses of a wireless communications network can involve transmitting, to a first user equipment (ue), configuration information for the first ue (ue1 configuration information) for an inter-device session (ids) between the first ue and a second ue. The ue1 configuration information may include a first ids radio network temporary identifier (ids-rnti). ... Blackberry Limited

08/02/18 / #20180220373

Control of uplink data transmission

A method for control of data transmission in a wireless communication system includes receiving, by an application, from a modem, information indicative of a radio coverage condition, where a user equipment (ue) includes the application and the modem; based on the received information, determining that the ue is in an enhanced coverage state; and in response to the determining, controlling uplink data transmission by the modem to reduce power consumption of the ue.. . ... Blackberry Limited

08/02/18 / #20180218222

Persistent feature descriptors for video

Methods and devices for extracting feature descriptors for a video, the video having a sequence of pictures. The method includes identifying a first key picture and a second key picture later in the sequence than the first key picture; extracting a first set of feature descriptors from the first key picture and a second set of feature descriptors from the second key picture; identifying a set of pairs of feature descriptors, where each pair includes one descriptor from the first set and one descriptor from the second set; generating motion information describing the motion field between the first key picture and the second key picture; and filtering the set of pairs of feature descriptors based on correlation with the motion information to produce and output a subset of persistent descriptors.. ... Blackberry Limited

08/02/18 / #20180217848

Enhanced message composition and management on a communication device

A system and method for management of message composition and message drafting on a communication device provides for storage of draft child message content in a data store association with a thread identifier or other data associating the draft content with a message thread. When a message in the thread is subsequently received and an instruction is received to initiate a child message based on the subsequently received message, a determination is made whether the subsequently received message is associated with the same thread as the draft content. ... Blackberry Limited

07/26/18 / #20180213013

Method and system for managing a meeting session

The present disclosure relates to a method and system for managing a meeting session. In accordance with one example, there is provided a method of managing a meeting session on a server that manages the meeting session, the meeting session comprising one or more participant devices and a presenter device. ... Blackberry Limited

07/26/18 / #20180212815

Virtual window screen capture

A method and system for capturing and transmitting screen content and input/output events from a server to a client device are provided. The method includes transmitting, to the client device, a screen output rendered by the server respective of a first instance of a first application; and transmitting, to the client device, the screen output rendered by the server respective of a second instance of a second application, wherein the first instance is contained in a first securable object associated with the first application and the second instance is contained in a second securable object associated with the second application, wherein the first instance and the second instance are simultaneously executed by the server under a single logon session.. ... Blackberry Limited

07/26/18 / #20180211015

Controlling access by code

A novel code signing system, computer readable media, and method are provided. The code signing method includes receiving a code signing request from a requestor in order to gain access to one or more specific application programming interfaces (apis). ... Blackberry Limited

07/26/18 / #20180210639

Portable electronic device including physical keyboard and method of controlling selection of information

A method of controlling selection of information on an electronic device including a display and a physical keyboard. The method includes displaying the information on the display, displaying a first selection indicator identifying a start of the selection of information, and a second selection indicator identifying an end of the selection of information, and detecting a gesture on the physical keyboard. ... Blackberry Limited

07/19/18 / #20180203995

Managing containerized applications

A method of managing access to a plurality of applications capable of executing within a container provisioned on a computing device. The method comprises the steps of: receiving, at a first communications interface of the container, a first communication for execution by a first application in the plurality of applications capable of executing within the container, wherein the communication is received from an on-device process via a first communication pathway using an inter-process communication (ipc) framework provided by an operating system executing on the computing device; sending, from the first communications interface of the container, the communication to a second communications interface of the first application via a second communication pathway provided by the container, wherein the second communication pathway bypasses the ipc framework; receiving, at the first communications interface of the container, a response to the first communication from the second communications interface of the first application via the second communication pathway; and sending, the response from the first communications interface of the container to the on-device process via the first communication pathway.. ... Blackberry Limited

07/12/18 / #20180199264

System and method for selecting a message transport for a multi-mode communication device

The present disclosure relates to a system and method for selecting a network for use by a communication device to process a data transmission. The method comprises: determining whether an amount of data sent by the communication device over a first network in communication with the communication device has reached a data limit; and if the amount of data has reached the data limit, selecting a second network for use by the communication device.. ... Blackberry Limited

07/12/18 / #20180199052

Methods and devices for coding motion vectors in video compression

Methods and devices for video coding using inter-coding and removing redundant motion vectors from a set of candidate motion vectors. The methods may determine that at least some candidate motion vectors in a set of candidate motion vectors in a search range around the motion vector predictor identify candidate blocks in the previously-reconstructed reference picture that are redundant and, based on that determination, eliminate said at least some of the candidate motion vectors to reduce the set to a subset. ... Blackberry Limited

07/12/18 / #20180198600

Encryption in wireless communication systems

A method for encryption in a wireless communication system includes encrypting, at a base station, data of a physical layer control channel using at least one of a control channel type, a radio resource aggregation level of the control channel, a radio resource index of the control channel, or a subcarrier frequency of the control channel; and transmitting the encrypted data to a user equipment (ue), where the ue is in a cell of the base station.. . ... Blackberry Limited

07/12/18 / #20180198482

Method and apparatus for radio antenna frequency tuning

A matching network of a communication device that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller that executes instructions facilitating an identifying a subset of usage scenarios based on a usage condition of the communication device and adjusting the matching network device based on a subset of different tuning scenarios corresponding to the subset of usage scenarios. A group of operational parameters is obtained via parametric measurements for each tuning scenario change between the tuning scenarios corresponding to each of the subset of usage scenarios. ... Blackberry Limited

07/05/18 / #20180190307

Voice interface and vocal entertainment system

A system and method that enhances spoken utterances and provides entertainment by capturing one or more microphone signals containing echo and decomposing the one or more microphone signals into a plurality of signal paths through a synthesizer that adds or makes non-linear modifications to some of the captured one or more microphone signals. The system and method and estimates multiple echo paths from each of the one the one or more microphones. ... Blackberry Limited

07/05/18 / #20180190306

Voice interface and vocal entertainment system

A system and method that enhances spoken utterances and provides entertainment by capturing one or more microphone signals containing echo and decomposing the one or more microphone signals into a plurality of signal paths through a synthesizer that adds or makes non-linear modifications to some of the captured one or more microphone signals. The system and method and estimates multiple echo paths from each of the one the one or more microphones. ... Blackberry Limited

07/05/18 / #20180190248

Three-dimensional simulation system

A multimodal system and process processed one or more sensor signals and extracts features from the one or more sensor signals through a spatiotemporal correlation between consecutive frames of an image or video sequence. The multimodal system and process determines the movement and direction of the features through an image subtraction, or a coherence measure and synthesizes a musical instrument signal in response to the detected movement and direction or the triggers. ... Blackberry Limited

06/28/18 / #20180184386

Reporting power headroom for aggregated carriers

A method for reporting power headroom-related information for a plurality of aggregated carriers. The method includes reporting in a bitmap the power headroom-related information for a number of the aggregated carriers that is less than or equal to the total number of aggregated carriers, wherein the power headroom-related information is one of a power headroom for at least one of the aggregated carriers and a path loss for at least one of the aggregated carriers.. ... Blackberry Limited

06/28/18 / #20180184319

Mobility in a wireless network

A system and method for mobility in a wireless network are presented. A user equipment with a processor configured to inform a network component of a closed subscriber group (csg) capability of the ue. ... Blackberry Limited

06/28/18 / #20180181126

Controlling access to compartments of a cargo transportation unit

In some examples, a controller directs transport of a cargo transportation unit (ctu) to a plurality of pickup locations or a plurality of destination locations in response to requests of a plurality of requesters. The controller controls access to a plurality of compartments in the ctu, wherein controlling the access comprises selecting respective compartments of the plurality of compartments in which to place cargo items for the requests, the selecting based on characteristics of the cargo items and characteristics of the respective compartments.. ... Blackberry Limited

06/28/18 / #20180178797

Adjusting mechanical elements of cargo transportation units

In some examples, a controller includes at least one processor configured to receive information regarding a condition associated with a cargo transportation unit (ctu), the received information regarding the condition including information of an environment around the ctu at a location of the ctu, and adjust an adjustable mechanical element of the ctu in response to the received information.. . ... Blackberry Limited

06/21/18 / #20180176721

Systems and methods for location tracking notification

Systems and methods for location tracking notification are provided. Location sharing involves a mobile device sending location information to another device. ... Blackberry Limited

06/21/18 / #20180176366

Method and system for preventing capture of sensitive information by proximate devices

A method for disabling one or more features at a computing device, the method including receiving, at the computing device, a first signal, the first signal directing the computing device to enter a monitoring mode; detecting, while in the monitoring mode, a second signal, the second signal indicating the computing device can operate normally; reporting to a system administrator receipt of the second signal; detecting a third signal at the computing device while in the monitoring mode, the third signal indicating an exclusion zone; responsive to the detecting of the third signal: disabling one or more features on the computing device; and reporting detection of the third signal to the system administrator.. . ... Blackberry Limited

06/21/18 / #20180176217

Authenticating for an enterprise service

Systems, methods, and software can be used to provide authentication for an enterprise service. In some aspects, an identity server receives an authentication request. ... Blackberry Limited

06/21/18 / #20180173883

System for secure context-aware password management

A method, electronic device, and computer readable storage medium, for secure context-aware management of passwords stored in a password manager application in an electronic device. The password manager application prompts for entry of a password at a first user interface to unlock display of sensitive information in a second user interface. ... Blackberry Limited

06/21/18 / #20180173868

Device restrictions during events

A system and method for controlling functions on devices is disclosed. An occurrence of a start of an event is determined. ... Blackberry Limited

06/21/18 / #20180172722

Determining motion of a moveable platform

In some examples, to perform motion detection of a moveable platform, variance values based on acceleration data from an accelerometer on the moveable platform are computed. Using the computed variance values, it is determined whether the moveable platform is in motion.. ... Blackberry Limited

06/21/18 / #20180172721

Determining an open/close status of a barrier

In some examples, a method determines an open/close status of a pivotable barrier on a moveable platform based on selective use of a plurality of different filters for filtering measurement data from a sensor device.. . ... Blackberry Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167962

Proximity signaling and procedure for lte

A method for communication in a wireless telecommunications system is provided. The method comprises receiving, by a first user equipment (ue), a reference signal transmitted by a second ue and transmitting, by the first ue to a network node, a report indicating that the reference signal was received. ... Blackberry Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167952

Multi-user mimo systems and methods

A method and system are provided for scheduling data transmission in a multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) system. The mimo system may comprise at least one mimo transmitter and at least one mimo receiver. ... Blackberry Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167922

Method and system for signaling transmission layers for single user and multi user mimo

A method and system to signal transmission layers or dedicated reference signal ports to be used in a multiple input multiple output system, the method including providing a downlink control signal containing information for transmission layers or dedicated reference signal ports utilized, the dedicated reference signal ports being associated with the transmission layers; and using the information to demodulate data on each transmission layer.. . ... Blackberry Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167905

Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating radio control system operation with an ics-capable wireless device

An apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating communication operations with a wireless device that is ics or dtm capable. Signaling protocols and apparatus are provided for operation of the wireless device when an ics with the wireless device is ongoing, and the device leaves an area that provides for ics as well as when the ics can be provided using circuit-switched connections.. ... Blackberry Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167635

Multiple sign bit hiding within a transform unit

Methods of encoding and decoding for video data are described for encoding or decoding coefficients for a transform unit. In particular, the sign bits for the non-zero coefficients are encoded using sign bit hiding. ... Blackberry Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167380

Providing a secure communication path for receiving a software update

Systems, methods, devices, and software can be used to send or receive a software update. In some aspects, a software update notification is received at an electronic device. ... Blackberry Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165473

Selectable privacy modes

A system and method for selectable privacy modes are disclosed. A plurality of privacy mode definitions are stored with each privacy mode definition including a respective control state definition for each function in a plurality of functions of an electronic device. ... Blackberry Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165472

Verified privacy mode devices

A system and method for a privacy mode are disclosed. A trusted execution environment and general operating system that has restricted access to the trusted execution environment are maintained on a processor. ... Blackberry Limited

06/07/18 / #20180160367

Methods and apparatus for use in facilitating access to a communication service via a wlan hotspot

A mobile communication device identifies and selects a wireless local area network (wlan) available for communications in its coverage area. Automatically, without detecting any requests made by a user via a browser application.. ... Blackberry Limited

06/07/18 / #20180160271

Initial access of wireless access network using assistance information

In some examples, a device sends first information to a service, the first information comprising location information of the wireless device, and receives, from the service, assistance information that is based on the first information. The device performs initial access of a wireless access network using the assistance information to achieve power saving at the wireless device, and transmits second information to the service over the wireless access network node.. ... Blackberry Limited

06/07/18 / #20180158019

Sending reports of asset transport status

In some examples, a device includes a processor configured to compare a current transport status of the asset to a predicted transport status of the asset at each respective time instance of a plurality of time instances, and in response to determining that the current transport status does not differ from the predicted transport status by greater than a specified threshold, skip sending a report relating to the current transport status to a service over a network at the respective time instance of the plurality of time instances.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/31/18 / #20180152872

Method for selecting a cellular network

A method performed by a mobile device of selecting a cellular network entails activating a cellular radio transceiver, scanning a most recently used frequency list of radiofrequency channels most recently used by the cellular radio transceiver of the mobile device, scanning a likely frequency list of likely radiofrequency channels available at a plurality of locations where activation of cellular radio transceivers commonly occurs, and selecting the cellular network by identifying one of the radiofrequency channels as a usable channel.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/31/18 / #20180152838

Method and apparatus for accessing authentication credentials within a credential vault

A method at a computing device, the method including detecting, at the computing device, a trigger that authentication is pending for an application or service; indicating a state of a credential vault via a user interface of the computing device; and when the credential vault is in a locked state, activating an authentication mechanism for the credential vault without changing focus on the user interface for the application or service.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/31/18 / #20180152704

Multi-level significance maps for encoding and decoding

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 significant-coefficient flags. ... Blackberry Limited

05/24/18 / #20180146464

Harq process number management for downlink carrier aggregation

A method for designating, by a user agent supporting multiple carriers in a wireless communication network, one assigned carrier as an anchor carrier, at least one assigned carrier as an inactive carrier, and at least one assigned carrier as an active carrier. The method can also include receiving a command from an enhanced node b causing a first carrier to transition from an inactive carrier to an active carrier. ... Blackberry Limited

05/24/18 / #20180146427

System and method for semi-persistent and dynamic scheduling and discontinuous reception control

Methods of combining semi-persistent resource allocation and dynamic resource allocation are provided. Packets, such as voip packets, are transmitted on the uplink and downlink using respective semi-persistent resources. ... Blackberry Limited

05/24/18 / #20180146422

Method and apparatus for multi-sim selection

A mobile transceiver having multiple subscriber identity module (sim) cards and a method of selection is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver, comprising: activating a cellular transceiver using a first sim card in a plurality of sim cards, wherein the first sim card is a last used sim card in the plurality of sim cards; searching, via the cellular transceiver, for available wireless services associated with the first sim card; and switching from the first sim card to a second sim card in the plurality of sim cards when a wireless service for the first sim card is not available.. ... Blackberry Limited

05/24/18 / #20180144306

Representing new messages on a communication device

There is provided a method of representing new email messages on a communication device having a display. This method comprises setting a new message flag when an email message is received by the device; and displaying a new message indicator on the display when the new message flag is set. ... Blackberry Limited

05/17/18 / #20180137086

Determining a load status of a platform using a likelihood ratio test

In some examples, measurement data is received from at least one sensor that detects a signal reflected from a surface inside a platform. A likelihood ratio test is applied using the measurement data, and a load status of the platform is determined based on the likelihood ratio test.. ... Blackberry Limited

05/10/18 / #20180132084

Server for sending new application portions to mobile wireless communications devices and related methods

A communications system is to communicate with an application server storing a plurality of applications. The communications system includes a mobile wireless communications device configured to store at least one application from among the plurality of applications, the at least one application having stored version information associated therewith. ... Blackberry Limited

05/10/18 / #20180131801

Handheld device with notification message viewing

Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.. ... Blackberry Limited

05/10/18 / #20180131495

Method and system for dynamic ack/nack repitition for robust downlink mac pdu transmission in lte

A method and apparatus for dynamic acknowledgement repetition for a downlink medium access control packet data unit transmission ‘mac pdu’ requiring multiple acknowledgements, the method having the steps of: receiving the downlink mac pdu requiring multiple acknowledgements; and utilizing a differentiating factor and acknowledgement scheme, sending the multiple acknowledgements.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/10/18 / #20180129644

User interface for a handheld device

A user interface and method for composing a message to be sent over a wireless network environment using a handheld device is disclosed. According to the method, upon receipt of a user request to compose a message, a screen is displayed with a recipient field for a recipient address, an associated label to indicate that the recipient field is for a recipient address, and a message body field for holding message content. ... Blackberry Limited

05/03/18 / #20180124681

Customization of data session retry mechanism in a wireless packet data service network

In one embodiment, a method is provided for customization of a mobile communications device's data session retry mechanism in a wireless packet data service network. The mobile communication device requests activation of a data session with a node via the wireless network and receives a reject message via the wireless network in response to the request for activation of the data session, the reject message including a cause code. ... Blackberry Limited

05/03/18 / #20180124601

Requesting system information

Systems and methods to request system information are provided. In some aspect, a user equipment (ue) transmits a request for on-demand system information. ... Blackberry Limited

05/03/18 / #20180124560

Notification of access control request and explanation indicative of the access control request on a communication device

A communication device includes a display screen upon which information is displayed. A microprocessor configured to execute at least one notification program is provided that displays a notification descriptive of an access control request on the display screen. ... Blackberry Limited

05/03/18 / #20180124419

3d transform and inter prediction for video coding

Methods and devices for video coding using inter prediction and three-dimensional transform. A sequence of pictures in the video is partitioned into coding cuboids. ... Blackberry Limited

05/03/18 / #20180123856

Communication with i-q decoupled ofdm modulation

In some examples, an apparatus includes a transmitter configured to apply input data as a frequency-domain data sequence to modulate a set of subcarriers, and separate the frequency-domain data sequence into a first subsequence of elements and a second subsequence of elements. A first conjugate symmetric subsequence that is based on inserting a zero value into the first subsequence is formed, and a second conjugate symmetric subsequence that is based on inserting a zero value into the second subsequence is formed, where the zero values are inserted at different positions in the first and second subsequences. ... Blackberry Limited

05/03/18 / #20180121397

Text obfuscation

Text may be obfuscated by manipulating (pre-processing) the text to, thereby, generate obfuscated text before presenting the obfuscated text on the display of a computing device. The manipulation of the text may obfuscate the text in such a manner that the meaning of the text is clear only to the reader that understands the manner of obfuscation. ... Blackberry Limited

04/19/18 / #20180109475

Voice and text group chat display management techniques for wireless mobile terminals

A single content region in a chat history display is used to display entries representative of a plurality of messages corresponding to all chat histories for all of chat threads currently engaged in by a given mobile terminal. Additionally, a buddy list display supports management of chat buddies, a detail view display allows otherwise truncated messages to be displayed, and a text message editor display supports the composition of text messages. ... Blackberry Limited

04/19/18 / #20180109235

Adaptive matching network

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure can include, for example, an apparatus having a matching network adapted to reduce a magnitude of a signal reflection at a port of the matching network. The matching network can have one or more controllable variable reactive elements. ... Blackberry Limited

04/19/18 / #20180108059

Automatic distribution of licenses for a third-party service operating in association with a licensed first-party service

A first-party vendor provides a licensed first-party service on one or more electronic devices, the first-party service associated with a licensed third-party service provided by a third-party vendor on the electronic devices. When a customer purchases a first-party license for the first-party service, the customer may automatically be issued a third-party license that aligns with the first-party license. ... Blackberry Limited

04/12/18 / #20180103385

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 of the wireless access network node in the first set of subframes, and does not perform dynamic power control of a transmission of the wireless access network node in the second set of subframes.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/12/18 / #20180103029

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. ... Blackberry Limited

04/12/18 / #20180102991

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. ... Blackberry Limited

04/12/18 / #20180102990

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 conversation. ... Blackberry Limited

04/12/18 / #20180101422

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. ... Blackberry Limited

04/12/18 / #20180101388

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. ... Blackberry Limited

04/05/18 / #20180098302

System and method for 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 device with the location; identifying a communication transmission range for the location for the server device; and configuring communications generated by the server device to conform to the communication transmission range.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/05/18 / #20180097930

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 listed on the call log. An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method also provide a call history for any phone call from the improved call log that is selected by the user. ... Blackberry Limited

04/05/18 / #20180097494

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/29/18 / #20180092006

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/29/18 / #20180091193

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 nfc tag in response to the polling at the default rate; when the detected nfc tag was previously detected a first threshold number of times within a first threshold duration, polling for nfc devices at a reduced polling rate.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/22/18 / #20180084514

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 first type is part of a carrier aggregation that further includes at least a second carrier of a second, different type.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/22/18 / #20180084491

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/22/18 / #20180084470

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 the parameters relating to wireless communication using the first type wireless component and at least one handover parameter relating to wireless communication using the second type wireless component, a value of the at least one handover parameter based on the received values of the parameters relating to wireless communication using the first type wireless component. ... Blackberry Limited

03/22/18 / #20180083657

Method and apparatus for 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 one or more characteristics of a communication system from which the communication device operates. Additional embodiments are disclosed.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/22/18 / #20180081508

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 on the mobile electronic device, wherein the dynamic bar includes a label portion and an icon menu comprising a plurality of icons, each icon in the plurality of icons being associated with a respective application or function; and displaying a dialog for configuring options associated with a particular application or function, the dialog displayed in response to selection of a respective icon of the plurality of icons in the icon menu associated with the particular application or function.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/15/18 / #20180077708

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

03/15/18 / #20180077597

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/15/18 / #20180077555

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 activities.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/15/18 / #20180075433

System and method for 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 transaction with an online vendor's server; receiving user input entering changes into the fields in the fillable electronic form overwriting the secured information to changed information in the fillable electronic form; upon determining that changes have been made in any field in the fillable electronic form, copying the changed information from the fields in the fillable electronic form and writing the changed information into corresponding record fields as secured information in the electronic wallet; and continuing with the online transaction using the fillable electronic form with the online vendor's server.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/15/18 / #20180075431

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 communication device, switching the close-proximity communication device of the mobile device to an information receiving communication mode, and receiving a transaction confirmation at the close-proximity communication device of the mobile device. ... Blackberry Limited

03/15/18 / #20180074547

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 of the electronic device when the electronic device is docked in the docking area; and a controller coupled to the vibrator, the controller being configured to: detect that the electronic device is docked in the docking area; and in response to detecting that the electronic device is docked in the docking area, cause the vibrator to generate vibrations corresponding to a signal representing an identifier of the docking station.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/08/18 / #20180070271

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/08/18 / #20180070236

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/08/18 / #20180070231

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 hotspot landing page (or other websites) are conventionally managed by a browser application and stored in a browser data storage space. ... Blackberry Limited

03/08/18 / #20180069853

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 the fingerprint. ... Blackberry Limited

03/08/18 / #20180069699

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/08/18 / #20180068133

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 at the electronic device; and providing a signal based on results of the checking, wherein only a defined number of security modules are configured to provide a valid response per slot or for each security module type at the electronic device. Further, a method for preventing functionality on an electronic device, the method including replacing a valid security module coupled to the electronic device with a dummy security module; detecting uncoupling of the dummy security module; and providing an alert.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180063812

Device and method for 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 device. ... 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 the device to communicate the data.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180063050

Method and apparatus for 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, in response to determining that the probability value meets a threshold, cause the portable electronic device to automatically download the document to a memory of the portable electronic device associated with the recipient, and transmit the text-based message.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180062896

Scattered pilot pattern and channel estimation method for 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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180060814

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180060774

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. ... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180060056

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 user data file, and an application-on-demand (aod) file; downloading shadow files of the virtual applications assigned to the user; integrating each of the virtual applications with an operating system shell of the host computer; and causing a virtual application to be executed over the host computer when the virtual application is launched by the user.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/01/18 / #20180059808

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 third position, between the first position and the second position, in which the keyboard is partially exposed, determining a location of the display relative to the keyboard when the display is in the third position relative to the keyboard, identifying an action associated with the third position, and performing the action associated with the third position.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/22/18 / #20180054779

Method and apparatus for 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 cell and at least one assisted serving cell. ... Blackberry Limited

02/22/18 / #20180053995

Device and method for 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. ... 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 device. ... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180049128

System and method for 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 action relating to a link layer connection condition, and then de-activating the subsystem; and for a second period beginning at a second instance, re-activating the subsystem, executing an action relating to a network layer connection condition, and then de-activating the subsystem. ... 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 saturation, wherein the magnetic saturation occurs in at least one of the mobile device and the wireless charger, wherein the wireless transmission of power is from the wireless charger to the mobile device, and wherein the magnetic saturation is reduced at the operating wireless transmit power, and disabling charging by the wireless charger when the power loss occurring during the wireless transmission of power is caused by a foreign object is present between the mobile device and the wireless charger.. ... 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. ... Blackberry Limited

02/15/18 / #20180046816

Method and apparatus for 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 and the recipient, determine whether the protection setting value meets a threshold, in response to determining that the protection setting value meets the threshold, apply the protection setting associated with the protection setting value to the document attached to the text-based message, and transmit the text-based message.. . ... 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. ... 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. ... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180042055

System and method for 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 / #20180041983

Mobile transceiver having route monitoring and method of 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 service when the determined location deviates from the planned route.. ... 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 strength database, and activating the cellular transceiver from a low power mode when it is determined cellular service is likely to be available at the determined location.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041965

Method of scheduling wakeup events, method of 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 gnss data set defining a route; applying a curve simplification algorithm to generate a second gnss data set comprising a plurality of gnss coordinates, wherein the second gnss data set is a subset of the first gnss data set; defining one or more alarms as wakeup events to activate the satellite receiver from a low power mode based on the plurality of gnss coordinates of the second gnss data, wherein the one or more wakeup events are each defined by an alarm; and applying the one or more alarms.. ... 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 the mobile transceiver using the satellite receiver; determining whether the determined location corresponds to a waypoint in a travel itinerary, wherein the travel itinerary defines a number of waypoints including an origin endpoint and a destination endpoint; when the determined location corresponds to a waypoint in the travel itinerary, activating a predetermined wireless transceiver from a plurality of wireless transceivers, searching for wireless service using the predetermined wireless transceiver, and sending an asset tracking log to an asset tracking service when wireless service is available.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041895

Mobile transceiver having device-based alarm profile and a method of 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 profile to the mobile transceiver in accordance with the restrictions of the device profile, wherein the alarm profile defines a plurality of alarms, each alarm including a trigger condition and one or more actions; receiving a message from the mobile transceiver; and sending the assigned alarm profile to the mobile transceiver in response to receiving the message from the mobile transceiver.. ... 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. ... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180041457

Method and apparatus for 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 aspect, a reply entered via the entry is incorporated into the document.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180040224

Mobile transceiver having asset-based alarm profile and a method of 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 alarm profile assigned to the device id, wherein the alarm profile defines a plurality of alarms, each alarm including a trigger condition and one or more actions; storing the alarm profile in a memory of the mobile transceiver; and applying the alarm profile.. ... 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 tag. ... Blackberry Limited

02/08/18 / #20180039682

Electronic device and method of 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 device with the server. The method also includes, in response to determining that the length of time meets the threshold period, determining a quantity of data records for sending from the server to the electronic device to perform a further synchronization and requesting one of complete data records or incomplete data records based on the quantity of data records for transfer to the electronic device.. ... 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 predicted input characters is located within the prediction bar at a position corresponding to a key of subsequent candidate input character in the set of predicted input characters.. ... 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. ... 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 baseline that can be used to determine a further load status of the platform.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/01/18 / #20180035271

System and method for 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. ... 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 performed without use of any ptt server.. . ... 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. ... Blackberry Limited

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. ... 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. ... Blackberry Limited

01/25/18 / #20180027560

Method and apparatus for 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 the operational function resulting in an adjusted weighting, and determining a tuning configuration for a matching network of the communication device according to interpolation that utilizes the first and second tuning states in conjunction with the adjusted weighting. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Blackberry Limited








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