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Recent patent applications related to Blackberry Limited. Blackberry Limited is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Blackberry Limited may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Blackberry Limited, we're just tracking patents.

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12/25/14 / #20140380450

System and method to provide built-in and mobile vpn connectivity

A system and method for facilitating the establishment of a virtual private network between a network and a remote computer, the system having: a mobile device connectable to the remote computer and storing a user profile, virtual private network information, and password information; virtual private network software being located on one of the mobile device and the remote computer; an access point communicating with the network; and communication means for communications between the access point and one of the mobile device and the remote computer, wherein the user profile, virtual private network information, and password information is passed to the virtual private network software upon connection of the mobile device to the remote computer, the virtual private network software using the user profile, virtual private network information, and password information to establish a virtual private network through the communications means and the access point to the network.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140380187

Devices and methods for establishing a communicative coupling in response to a gesture

A method and a device are disclosed, whereby the device can be a first electronic device. The first electronic device is adapted to be coupled to a second electronic device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140380045

System and method for wiping and disabling a removed device

A system and method implemented at a server system, for securely wiping a remote mobile device after the device registration has been removed from the server system. Prior to removal of the device registration from the server system, a “pre-packaged” command is created and stored at the server system. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140379575

Controlling transactions using near field communications device

Systems, methods, devices, and non-transitory media for controlling transactions using near field communications devices are described. A method includes accessing, in secure memory or a mobile communication device, data representing at least one transaction restriction associated with an authorized user of the mobile communication device; using the at least one accessed transaction restriction, determining whether a transaction data set representing terms of a proposed transaction is authorized; and if the transaction is authorized, transmitting to a networked payment processing resource data representing terms associated with the transaction data set and a payment request.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140378163

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

12/25/14 / #20140378162

Method, device and system for enhancing location information

A method, system and apparatus for obtaining enhanced location information for a mobile device. The mobile device is configured to allow a determination of its location, for example via gps. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140378158

Architecture and method to 4g-mobile positioning

A mobile device and a method and circuit for determining a position of the mobile device is disclosed. A positioning signal is received at a communication circuit of the mobile device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140378076

Method and apparatus for managing interference in a communication device

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a matching network including a tunable reactance circuit configured to be coupled to at least one of a transmitter portion and a receiver portion of a communication device, where the tunable reactance circuit is adjustable to a plurality of tuning states, and where the determination of a tuning state is based on whether detected signal measurements are determined to be invalid and is based on information from at least one of an open-loop or closed-loop feedback configuration of the tunable reactance circuit. Additional embodiments are disclosed.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140376670

Method and apparatus of cross-correlation with application to channel estimation and detection

The present disclosure provides for a method and apparatus for efficient cross-correlation between a reference sequence and a received sequence in a wireless communication system. The reference sequence includes a concatenation of sign-adjusted sub-sequences, the sign adjustments determined by a first sign sequence of a set of sign sequences. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140376622

Methods and devices for data compression using a non-uniform reconstruction space

An encoding method for encoding video data by adjusting a quantization parameter, the video data being partitioned into blocks comprising sets of quantized transform coefficients. The method includes, for a set of quantized transform coefficients corresponding to one of the blocks, collecting statistics, wherein the statistics comprise the number of quantized transform coefficients and the sum of the non-rounded quantization value of the quantized transform coefficients in the set. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140376525

Uplink resynchronization for use in communication systems

A method and apparatus for reusing an uplink control channel configuration associated with an uplink control channel, the method comprising the steps of, at a user agent, receiving an uplink control channel resource configuration assigned by an access device, transmitting to the access device using the control channel resources associated with the received uplink control channel resource configuration and, after a time alignment timer expires, retaining the uplink control channel resource configuration.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140376490

System and method for sharing a control channel for carrier aggregation

A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (ua) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (cce) subset candidates wherein the carriers used for data transmission and reception are configured carriers, the method comprising the steps of receiving activation signals specifying active and deactivated carriers from among the configured carriers, for active carriers (i) identifying a number of cce subset candidates to decode and (ii) decoding up to the identified number of cce subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant; and for deactivated carriers, ignoring cce subset candidates associated with the deactivated carriers.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140375573

System and method of authentication of an electronic signature

An apparatus and method pertaining to detecting user input, such as a signature, with respect to a stylus and the transmission of information regarding that input. The detected input can comprise, for example, characteristics of the input and transmit them to a secondary device to verify the input matches a stored template.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/25/14 / #20140375515

Frequency tunable antenna

A frequency tunable antenna is provided. Specifically, a device is provided that includes: a ground; an antenna feed; a first radiating arm connected to the antenna feed; a second radiating arm capacitively coupled to the first radiating arm; a switch connected to the second radiating arm, the switch having an open position and a closed position; an inductor connected to the switch on one side and the ground on an opposite side, and, a processor in communication with the switch, the processor configured to open and close the switch to tune a resonance frequency of at least the second radiating arm thereby changing a resonant length of the second radiating arm depending on whether the inductor is connected thereto.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140373155

System and method for controlling applications to mitigate the effects of malicious software

Methods and systems for mitigating the effects of a malicious software application are disclosed. A dedicated module on the computing device receives from a malicious software detector a message indicating whether the application is malicious or has a malicious component. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140372950

Restricted user interface navigation

A method and system that permits a user to navigate or browse a long list on a handheld device with a restricted user interface, such as a limited display and a limited user input device. The user first uses a coarse search to find a generally desired area in the list. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140372914

Two-factor rotation input on a touchscreen device

An electronic device and method are provided for rotating an object displayed at or by the device. The object may be an entire displayed region of a display screen, such as a window, frame, or other region or subregion, or a block element or other type of content component such as an image or map. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140372905

Method and apparatus pertaining to sharing content with scheduled-event participants

In one embodiment, an apparatus is configured to facilitate sharing a particular content item (such as, for example, a particular digital photograph, a video, a presentation, and so forth) with the participants of a scheduled calendar event (such as a face-to-face meeting, a distance meeting, an appointment, and so forth). By one approach the user is presented with an opportunity to assert a non-specific share command that triggers the aforementioned display of one or more recommended sharing actions.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140372902

Method and apparatus pertaining to history-based content-sharing recommendations

In one embodiment, an apparatus accesses a memory to obtain information regarding sharing history (as pertains, for example, to a particular user and/or device) and uses that sharing history to display at least one recommended sharing action (from amongst a plurality of available candidate sharing actions) as regards to a particular content item (such as, for example, a particular digital photograph, a video, a presentation, and so forth). This sharing history can comprise previously-selected sharing actions as correlated to content item types including shared-content recipients, corresponding temporal data, shared-content size, corresponding location data, and so forth. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140372454

Method, system and apparatus for efficiently determining priority of data in a database

A method and apparatus for determining priority of data in a database managed by a computing device are provided. The data comprises a list of events, the computing device comprising a processing unit interconnected with a memory device and a display device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140370886

Call continuity when moving from one communication session to another communication session

In some embodiments, there are disclosed systems and methods in which, when a mobile device receives a message indicating that the mobile device is to release resources pertaining to a communication session for a voice call over an access network, the mobile device refrains from performing this action to allow for the possible arrival and processing of a delayed handover command. The arrival of the handover command causes the mobile device to handover to a second access network to continue the voice call using a second communication session. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140370853

Method and system for data session estblishment

A method and system for data session establishment from a mobile device in a multiple networks scenario, the method including, checking whether an identifier for an first network is on a blacklist on the mobile device; if the first network identifier is not on the blacklist, attempting to establish a data connection with the first network; and if the first network identifier is on the blacklist, establishing a data connection with a second network. The method and system for data session establishment include deriving and maintaining the blacklist.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140370813

System and method for facilitating short-range wireless communications between a mobile wireless device and an auxiliary system

The present invention relates to a system and method for facilitating short-range wireless communications between a mobile wireless device and an auxiliary device. The wireless device includes a short-range transceiver for communicating with an auxiliary device; a signal module for providing a mode control signal; and, a control module for controllably shifting a short-range transceiver between a power saver mode and a search mode based on the mode control signal received from the signal module. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140370673

Electronic component with reactive barrier and hermetic passivation layer

An electronic component is provided on a substrate. A thin-film capacitor is attached to the substrate, the thin-film capacitor includes a pyrochlore or perovskite dielectric layer between a plurality of electrode layers, the electrode layers being formed from a conductive thin-film material. ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140369390

System and method for increasing maximum payload size

A method and apparatus for increasing, at a transmitter, a payload size of a communication channel having orthogonal groups, the method referencing a base orthogonal sequence set comprising orthogonal sequences that are mutually orthogonal, the orthogonal sequence set having subsets that are sub-block orthogonal with a length of four; and selecting a spreading sequence set from a plurality of spreading sequence sets, each of the plurality of spreading sequence sets comprising an orthogonal sequence set subset combined with an imaginary orthogonal sequence set subset, wherein the selecting increases payload size.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140368457

Portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display and navigation device and method

A method includes detecting a touch at a location on a touch-sensitive display, receiving an input by a navigation device, and performing a function associated with at least one of the touch and the input in response to elapsing of a time period between detecting the touch and receiving the input.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/18/14 / #20140368390

Mobile wireless communications device having dual antenna system for cellular and wifi

A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing and circuit board carried by the housing. Radio frequency (rf) circuitry is mounted on the circuit board. ... Blackberry Limited








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