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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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12/31/15 / #20150382280

Method and system for automatic seamless mobility

A telecommunication system and method for automatically and seamlessly switching voice calls on a wireless mobile device between different wireless network services during the same conversation without user interaction and without being noticeable to the parties on the call. For example, a voice call at a mobile device using the services of a wireless wide area network (e.g., gsm/gprs cellular network) may be switched over to a wireless local area network (e.g., 802.11 wireless network), and vice versa, while the call is in progress and without any input from the parties on the call. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150382133

Method to display context dependent information to a user in or from a vehicle

A method for a user electronic device to present information to a user. A status of a short range communication link between the user electronic device and a vehicle electronic device of a vehicle is monitored. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150381811

Information system with detachable information module

A unitary handheld portable module includes a keypad for entering data and a display for displaying data. A base module is configured to be coupled with and communicate through a telephone line and includes a keypad for dialing a telephone number and a display for displaying information. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150379157

Pre-caching web content for a mobile device

A web service for pre-caching web content on a mobile device includes receiving a request from the mobile device for first web content, fetching the first web content, determining second web content to pre-fetch based upon the first web content, fetching the second web content, and causing the second web content to be stored in a content cache on the mobile device responsive to the request for the first web content. Pre-caching web content in this manner provides web content to the mobile device that the user of the mobile device is likely to access. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150379095

Device and method for distributed database keyword searching

A method performed by a mobile communications device, including: populating a central database on the device with a title for each of a plurality of software modules installed on the device and associating each title with its software module; populating the central database with at least one keyword associated with each of the plurality of software modules and associating each keyword with its software module; receiving at the device a search query; displaying at the device a search result identifying at least one of the software modules installed on the device having either a title or one or more associated keywords matching the search query; and in response to receiving at the device a selection of a software module identified in the search result, activating the selected software module.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150378982

Character entry for an electronic device using a position sensing keyboard

The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for entering characters into an electronic device. Character inputs from a keyboard are displayed on a display of an electronic device and a set of suggested character sequences are also presented on the display in proximity to the displayed text. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150378666

Mobile electronic device and method for controlling a media player device to play back media

According to embodiments described in the specification, a mobile electronic device and method for controlling a media player device to play back media are provided. The mobile device includes: a network interface; a memory storing first audio data and second audio data; a microphone; and a processor interconnected with the network interface, the memory and the microphone, the processor operating to: transmit, to a media player device via the network interface, a request to initiate a connection between the mobile device and the media player device; send the first audio data over the connection to the media player device for playback by the media player device; detect the playback of the first audio data via the microphone; and in response to detecting playback of the first audio data, send the second audio data over the connection to the player device for playback by the media player device.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150378601

Touch-sensitive display method and apparatus

An example method includes associating a first area of a non-display area of a touch-sensitive display with a first control, wherein a touch associated with the first control results in moving an indicator through the information in a first direction and in a second direction. The method may also include associating a second area of the non-display area with a second control, wherein a touch associated with the second control results in moving the indicator through the information in the first direction and in the second direction. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150378552

Electronic device and method for rendering secondary characters

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory configured to store instructions, and a screen configured to display data. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150378462

Device and method for processing user input

A method for generating display data comprises detecting user input via an input interface. A processor is in communication with the input interface to generate display data comprising a display object for display by a display device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/31/15 / #20150378398

Cover for actuating a mobile electronic device sensor

A mobile electronic device has a sensor responsive to a magnetic field. A cover for the device has a body portion defining an interior cavity for receiving the mobile electronic device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150373634

Systems and methods for distributing content in wireless networks

The present invention allows content to be delivered to a mobile terminal over different types of networks in order to efficiently use network resources. Content can be delivered using a select delivery method over a cellular network, a local wireless network, or a broadcast network. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150373575

Apparatus and method to reduce a rate of receiving data

These teachings provide for transmitting to a wireless access point a sleep status indicator for a wireless transceiver. These teachings then provide for delaying having that wireless transceiver enter a sleep mode of operation until at least a predetermined period of time following transmission of the wireless transceiver sleep status indicator. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150373526

Method and apparatus for providing files to electornic devices

Method and apparatus for transferring a file from a sending wireless device to a receiving wireless device in a short-range wireless system. A file to be sent to the receiving wireless device is selected on the sending wireless device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150373502

System and method for providing traffic notifications to mobile devices

A system and method for providing traffic notifications to mobile devices is provided. The system obtains device data from a plurality of mobile devices within a similar area, gathered using, e.g., a gps system. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150373317

Methods and devices for generating a stereoscopic image

Methods and devices for generating a stereoscopic image are described. In one aspect, the electronic device includes a main body and a support rotatably coupled with the main body about an axis of rotation. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150373125

Methods and apparatus for providing session policy during a registration of a device

A method for a user agent to access a session policy in a network is provided. The method comprises the user agent sending a registration message to a first network node. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150371612

Display screen having regions of differing pixel density

A display device including: a display screen having first region and second region, the first region having a first pixel density and the second region having a second pixel density, the second pixel density being higher than the first pixel density, an input for receiving image data, a power source; and wherein the display screen is operable in a full screen mode in which an image is displayed in both the first region and the second region and a reduced screen mode in which power to the first region is turned off and the image is displayed in the second region.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150371574

Compensated method of displaying based on a visual adjustment factor

A method and a device for displaying images on a display based on a visual adjustment factor related to a user's prescription eyewear are provided. The display includes a front display plane and a back display plane and for each of a plurality of image elements of an image, a respective version of the image element is displayed on each of the front display plane and the back display plane based on the visual adjustment factor such that the respective versions of the image element differ in at least one of line weight and transparency.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150370617

System and methods for launching an application on an electronic device

A method and system are provided for operating an electronic device to launch an application. The method includes detecting an event associated with the application and, when an indicator of user presence is detected within a predetermined period of time after the event, launching the application. ... Blackberry Limited

12/24/15 / #20150369906

Lens with proximity detection performance improvement layer

It is proposed herein to add a layer to the proximity detector lens of a smart phone. The layer, with beneficial qualities such as high transparency and high refractive index, may be seen to improve proximity sensor performance in the presence of matter deposited on an anti-fingerprint coating of the proximity detector lens.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/17/15 / #20150365918

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

A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device is not detected, initiating a time-slot boundary by the first device including: transmitting a first presence signal of the first device in a selected time-slot; and checking for an acknowledgment to the first presence signal.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/17/15 / #20150365915

Paging in heterogeneous networks using restricted subframe patterns

A method for operating a ue in a wireless communications network is provided. The method comprises using, by the ue, a frequency parameter of paging frames and a restricted subframe pattern to determine one or more paging frames and occasions to monitor.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/17/15 / #20150365869

Communicating radio resource configuration information

A first wireless access network node receives common radio resource configuration information of a second wireless access network node. A data offload request is sent to the second wireless access network node to perform a data offload for a user equipment (ue) attached to the first wireless access network node.. ... Blackberry Limited

12/17/15 / #20150365813

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

12/17/15 / #20150365148

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

12/17/15 / #20150363474

Aggregation of separate domain data

A device may include a multiple domains for separating applications and data. A query may be generated on the device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/17/15 / #20150363186

Managing software suite component versions

A component manager may be used to install or upgrade components of a software suite. The component manager may be installed via an application store of an electronic device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/10/15 / #20150358934

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

12/10/15 / #20150358634

Apparatus and method to support encoding and decoding video data

To support encoding a control circuit determines a primary prediction mode to employ when encoding a block of video data and then determines a corresponding companion prediction mode to correspond to the primary prediction mode. The control circuit can then generate a mixed prediction for the block of video data by mixing a prediction formed using the primary prediction mode with a prediction formed using the companion prediction mode. ... Blackberry Limited

12/10/15 / #20150358621

Context determination for entropy coding of run-length encoded transform coefficients

Methods and devices for encoding and decoding video using mode-dependent context determination in the case of level-run pair coding of transform coefficients are described. Intra-coding modes may be grouped into classes and each class may be associated with a partitioning of a coefficient group into regions. ... Blackberry Limited

12/10/15 / #20150358473

Method and apparatus for protecting moderator access for a conference call

A method for protecting moderator access using a communication device. The method includes: displaying an interface for editing a conference call profile, the conference call profile including conference call scheduling information including one or more addressees for communicating with a conference call server, wherein the conference call scheduling information further includes a moderator access code and a participant access code; generating an indicator for the conference call profile for excluding sending of the moderator access code to invited participants; and storing the conference call profile including the indicator in a memory of the communication device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/03/15 / #20150351155

Method and system for the control of discontinuous reception in a wireless network

Methods and apparatus for controlling discontinuous reception on a mobile device and in particular to control a short discontinuous reception timer in response to receipt of a medium access control control element. The methods and apparatus include stopping, restarting or maintaining the short discontinuous reception timer. ... Blackberry Limited

12/03/15 / #20150351025

Multi-mode mobile device based radio access network selection method for idle mode operations

A method at a mobile device, and the mobile device, the method selecting a subset of radio access technologies available to the mobile device over which a predetermined set of services on the mobile device is available; and deactivating monitoring, or reducing a monitoring frequency, of at least one radio access technology not within the selected subset of radio access technologies.. . ... Blackberry Limited

12/03/15 / #20150351019

Network selection methods and apparatus with use of a master service management module and a prioritized list of multiple aggregator service profiles

A communication device is configured to store one or more aggregator service application modules for use in accessing one or more different aggregator, services. Each aggregator service offers access through a plurality of offered wireless networks identified by a plurality of offered wireless network identifiers. ... Blackberry Limited

12/03/15 / #20150350895

System and method of securing instant messaging sessions

A wireless communication device, computer program product and method of establishing secure communications between a first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device for an instant messaging application is provided. Contact information representing a contact associated with a second wireless communication device is received at the first device. ... Blackberry Limited

12/03/15 / #20150350681

Significance map encoding and decoding using partition selection

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

12/03/15 / #20150350251

System and method for assigning security levels for instant messaging contacts across device partitions

A method, communication device and computer program product communicate between the communication device and a second communication device using an instant messaging application. The first device receives contact information identifying the second communication device and determines a contact type for the second communication device from the contact information. ... Blackberry Limited

12/03/15 / #20150350250

System and method for switching between messaging security policies

A system and method are provided for switching between messaging security policies. The method includes determining that a messaging security policy a messaging application at for the electronic device has been downgraded from a higher security level to a lower security level; and removing messaging application content on the electronic device that has been subjected to the higher security level. ... Blackberry Limited

12/03/15 / #20150350163

System and method for initiating protected instant messaging conversations

A system and method are provided for initiating protected instant messaging conversations. The method includes enabling a shared secret to be sent to a contact to initiate a key exchange to protect messages exchanged in an instant messaging conversation, the shared secret being sent using a communication medium other than instant messaging. ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150341905

Detecting the number of transmit antennas in a base station

Data is scrambled at a transmitter according to one of a number of predetermined scrambling sequences which are associated with a particular one of a number of predetermined transmit antenna diversity schemes (i.e., a specific number of transmit antenna ports). Received data is decoded using one or more of the known transmit antenna diversity schemes and the scrambled data is descrambled according to a corresponding descrambling sequence (related to the scrambling sequence). ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150341835

Methods and systems for wireless communication in heterogeneous networks

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for data and/or control offloading and handover in heterogeneous wireless communication networks are provided. Data and/or control packets can be offloaded to a coordinating base station while a user equipment (ue) remains associated with its serving cell. ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150341770

Method and apparatus to concurrently notify emergency contacts during an emergency voice call based on network capability

A method and apparatus for automatically sending a data message from a mobile device to at least one recipient during or soon after an emergency voice call, the method having the steps of: determining whether the data message can be sent over the network during the emergency voice call, and if yes, creating and sending the data message; and if no, waiting until either the mobile device connects to a new network, wherein the method proceeds back to said determining step, or until the voice call has ended and then creating and sending the data message.. . ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150341745

Communication system providing data transfer direction determination based upon motion and related methods

A communication system may include at least one electronic device configured to wirelessly communicate via a short-range communications format, and at least one mobile communications device. The at least one mobile communications device may include a short-range communications device configured to wirelessly communicate with the at least one electronic device via the short-range communications format, and a controller coupled to the short-range communications device. ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150341012

Method and apparatus for adaptive impedance matching

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an adaptive impedance matching network having an rf matching network coupled to at least one rf input port and at least one rf output port and comprising one or more controllable variable reactive elements. The rf matching network can be adapted to reduce a level of reflected power transferred from said at least one input port by varying signals applied to said controllable variable reactive elements. ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150340898

Management of power delivered over a port

The present application describes power management devices, systems and methods. In an embodiment, a power management controller is configured to: determine that a secondary electronic device requires an amount of power that exceeds a default power threshold defined in a default power scheme; monitor internal power requirements associated with on-board functions of an electronic device and determine that internal power requirements satisfy predetermined criteria; and in response to determining that the secondary electronic device requires an amount of power that exceeds the default power threshold and that the internal power requirements satisfy the predetermined criteria, adjust a power scheme associated with the port and implemented by the power limiter to provide, to the secondary electronic device, an amount of power that exceeds the default power threshold.. ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150339495

Selectively wiping a remote device

A system and method for selectively securing data from unauthorized access on a client device storing a plurality of data types with reference to an authorization level indicated in a command. A command is received at a client device comprising an authorization level indicator. ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150339482

Intra-application permissions on an electronic device

Various embodiments are provided in which intra-application permissions may be granted on an electronic device. An application may access data from another application if the application has the proper permission signed by a permissions server. ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150339473

Security apparatus session sharing

An electronic device includes multiple applications that can access a smart card or other security apparatus. A first application that is to use the security apparatus prompts a user for a security string such as a pin or password. ... Blackberry Limited

11/26/15 / #20150339469

Method and apparatus for differentiated access control

A method for differentiated access control on a computing device, and the computing device, the method including starting a timer on the computing device; resetting the timer if activity occurs on the computing device prior to the expiration of the timer; and preventing a subset of applications from being launched or enabled on expiry of the timer.. . ... Blackberry Limited

11/19/15 / #20150334646

System and method for accelerating network selection by a wireless user equipment (ue) device

A system and method for accelerating network selection by a wireless user equipment (ue) device without having to perform a full band scan (fbs). In one exemplary embodiment, the wireless ue device is operable to determine its location using a satellite-based positioning system such as gps. ... Blackberry Limited

11/19/15 / #20150334425

Adaptive context initialization

Methods of encoding and decoding video are described. The encoder and decoder include a buffer storing at least two context model states, each being the context model state after context-adaptive encoding/decoding of a respective previously-encoded/decoded picture. ... Blackberry Limited

11/19/15 / #20150334120

Server verification of secure electronic messages

Systems and methods for processing encoded messages within a wireless communications system are disclosed. A server within the wireless communications system determines whether the size of an encoded message is too large for a wireless communications device. ... Blackberry Limited

11/19/15 / #20150333990

Method and system for obtaining availability status for multiple sip users

Systems and methods for obtaining availability status in respect of a plurality of user identifiers are provided. For each user identifier, a respective sip cluster identifier is obtained. ... Blackberry Limited

11/19/15 / #20150333889

Downlink control information set switching when using carrier aggregation

A method and apparatus for reconfiguring a user equipment configured for multi-carrier operation from a first downlink control information set to a second downlink control information set while carrier aggregation is being used, including receiving a physical downlink control channel with downlink control information formats containing a carrier indicator field.. . ... Blackberry Limited

11/19/15 / #20150331955

Shared image database with geographic navigation

There is disclosed a method and device for operating an image database shared by a plurality of users. In an embodiment, each image captured by a user and stored in a shared image database is associating with the geographic coordinates of the location at which the image was captured. ... Blackberry Limited

11/19/15 / #20150331924

Synchronizing endpoint data stores having disparate schemas

Synchronizing data between multiple endpoint data stores that have disparate schemas is accomplished in a manner that reduces complexity. Each endpoint data store has an associated local schema that orders data into one or more fields. ... Blackberry Limited

11/12/15 / #20150327328

System and method for dynamic coordination of radio resources usage in a wireless network environment

An architecture, system and associated method for dynamic coordination of radio resource usage in a network environment. In one aspect, a relay communication method comprises detecting, by a first wireless mobile device, sensory data associated with multiple radio channels relative to at least one radio element in a sensing area of the first wireless mobile device. ... Blackberry Limited

11/12/15 / #20150327309

System and method for indicating pairing availability between devices

A system and method are provided including an electronic device having a processor, a display coupled to the processor, a memory coupled to the processor, a short-range communication system coupled to the processor, a transducer coupled to the processor, and a communication module saved in the memory. The communication module configures the processor to execute a communication discovery process, the communication discovery process including sending information via the short range communication system to a pairable device, the information including data for executing a coordinated indication of pairability; receive an affirmative response via the short-range communication system from the pairable device; and perform the coordinated indication of pairability.. ... Blackberry Limited

11/12/15 / #20150327267

Multi-beam cellular communication system

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

11/12/15 / #20150325231

Facilitating text-to-speech conversion of a domain name or a network address containing a domain name

To facilitate text-to-speech conversion of a username, a first or last name of a user associated with the username may be retrieved, and a pronunciation of the username may be determined based at least in part on whether the name forms at least part of the username. To facilitate text-to-speech conversion of a domain name having a top level domain and at least one other level domain, a pronunciation for the top level domain may be determined based at least in part upon whether the top level domain is one of a predetermined set of top level domains. ... Blackberry Limited

11/12/15 / #20150324110

Method for application for launch and system function invocation

The system comprises the ability to detect certain gestures made by sliding a finger or stylus on a touch sensitive screen on a handheld device, even when a so called “screen lock” is active where the gesture is used to unlock the device and trigger the desired function associates with the gesture.. . ... Blackberry Limited

11/12/15 / #20150324007

Keypad with optical sensors

A keypad with optical sensors is provided. The keypad comprises keycaps, each keycap having a top surface. ... Blackberry Limited

11/12/15 / #20150323905

Methods and apparatuses for processing time zone identifiers

According to some aspects, methods and apparatuses for processing time zone ids are provided. A time zone id may be received at a client device. ... Blackberry Limited

11/05/15 / #20150319774

Identifying a subframe containing information relating to an uplink grant

A user equipment (ue) receives a message identifying a subframe containing information relating to an uplink grant to be sent by a target cell.. . ... Blackberry Limited

11/05/15 / #20150319648

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

11/05/15 / #20150319593

Survivable mobile network system

A method of establishing communication links during a failure within a mobile communications network includes detecting disruptions in communications between a plurality of base stations and a plurality of mobile terminals. Survivability components are activated within the base station and the mobile terminal to operate in a survivability mode. ... Blackberry Limited

11/05/15 / #20150319581

Methods and apparatus for associating mapping functionality and information in contact lists of mobile communication devices

Displaying a map in a mobile communication device. Geographic coordinate information for a location of an address in a contact is determined. ... Blackberry Limited

11/05/15 / #20150319280

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

11/05/15 / #20150318898

Docking station connectivity monitor/controller

A connectivity monitor/controller. A wireless connection is established between a mobile device and a docking station that also communicates with external device(s) each configured to selectably communicate with the mobile device via a connectivity through the docking station or through a direct connection with the mobile device. ... Blackberry Limited

11/05/15 / #20150317293

Communication device and method for receipt and presentation of input and feedback

A device and method are provided for receiving and presenting input content. The device initially displays an input screen including a user action interface region having a first input field having a first fixed width and a fixed height. ... Blackberry Limited

10/29/15 / #20150312873

Method and system for utilizing a multi-identity uicc

A method at a user equipment including a mobile equipment and a smartcard, the method receiving from a remote server a plurality of subscriber identities and a roaming policy; storing the plurality of subscriber identities and roaming policy on the smartcard; selecting, based on the roaming policy, a subscriber identity; and attaching to a network based on the selected subscriber identity.. . ... Blackberry Limited

10/29/15 / #20150312856

System and method for uplink timing synchronization in conjunction with discontinuous reception

A system and method are disclosed or providing uplink timing synchronization during drx operation in a wireless communication system.. . ... Blackberry Limited

10/29/15 / #20150312754

Automatic security action invocation for mobile communications device

A mobile communications device, method, and computer program product for providing security on a mobile communications device are described. In accordance with one example embodiment, the mobile communications device comprises: a processor; a communications subsystem connected to the processor operable to exchange signals with a wireless network and with the processor; a storage element connected to the processor and having a plurality of application modules and data stored thereon, the data comprising at least user application data associated with the application modules and service data including data for establishing communications with the wireless network; and a security module operable to determine if a battery level falls below a predetermined threshold and perform a security action comprising erasing or encrypting at least some of the data on the storage element if the battery power falls below the predetermined threshold.. ... Blackberry Limited

10/29/15 / #20150312295

System and method for implementing media and media control transfer between devices

A method to transfer control is presented. The method includes receiving a request to transfer control of a collaborative session from a first user equipment (ue). ... Blackberry Limited

10/29/15 / #20150312198

Message distribution warning indication

An apparatus and method for receiving and sending messages from a communication device is disclosed. Message recipient information is compared to stored information for potential recipients to determine whether a characteristic of the expression of the message on a device display should be changed such that the user perceives an unavoidable visual indication relating to the result of the comparison.. ... Blackberry Limited

10/29/15 / #20150312013

Transmission of information in a wireless communication system

Methods, devices, and systems for the transmission of information in a wireless communication system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for the transmission of information in a wireless communication system comprises receiving a downlink message, wherein the downlink message includes a first control channel element; determining a first index using the location of the first control channel element; determining a second index; determining a first orthogonal resource using the first index; determining a second orthogonal resource using the second index; spreading an uplink message using the first orthogonal resource to form a first spread signal; spreading the uplink message using a second orthogonal resource to form a second spread signal; transmitting the first spread signal using a first antenna; and transmitting the second spread signal using a second antenna.. ... Blackberry Limited

10/29/15 / #20150309722

Dynamic bar oriented user interface

Method and user interface for controlling an apparatus are provided. At least one dynamic bar is provided for displaying on a main screen of a graphical user interface for controlling the apparatus. ... Blackberry Limited

10/22/15 / #20150305017

Multi-carrier operation for wireless systems

The present disclosure generally relates to an uplink control signal design for wireless system. One example method of a subscriber station (ss) includes performing network entry in a multi-carrier wireless environment using a primary carrier, receiving timing information corresponding to the primary carrier, receiving a first control signaling via the primary carrier, the first control signaling assigning at least one secondary carrier, transmitting uplink data via the secondary carrier using an uplink transmission timing of the secondary carrier, the uplink transmission timing of the secondary carrier being assigned the same as an uplink transmission timing of the primary carrier, and determining an adjustment of the uplink transmission timing or frequency of the secondary carrier.. ... Blackberry Limited

10/22/15 / #20150304956

Method, device and computer program product for managing radio states in a mobile communication device using device mobility information

This disclosure is directed to a method, computer program product and mobile communication device configured for managing radio states in a mobile communication device using device mobility information. A mobility state is determined from the number of cell changes over a predefined period of time. ... Blackberry Limited

10/22/15 / #20150304923

Methods and apparatus for selecting a base station transceiver system based on service communication type

Techniques for use in selecting a base station transceiver system for communication with a mobile station are described. The mobile station is connected to a first base station transceiver system, and scans to identify a second base station transceiver system for communication. ... Blackberry Limited

10/22/15 / #20150304170

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

According to one aspect, a system and method of exchanging gruus (globally routed user agent uri (uniform resource identifier)) between a first telephony-enabled device and a second telephony enabled device using a circuit-switched message is provided. Once exchanged, the telephony enabled devices can exchange sip (session initiated protocol) communications routed by the gruus. ... Blackberry Limited

10/22/15 / #20150301838

System and method for enabling customized notifications on an electronic device

A system and method are provided for enabling customized notifications on an electronic device. The method comprises displaying a recommendation on the electronic device to create a custom notification for at least one communication type. ... Blackberry Limited

10/01/15 / #20150282249

Service mode display on a handheld communication device

In a handheld communication device capable of a plurality of wireless communication modes, a method of communication begins by receiving, at the handheld communication device, a notification of an available one of the wireless communication modes. Then, in a data communication window of the communication device, a user-indication of an active one of the available wireless communication modes is provided in accordance with the received communication mode indication. ... Blackberry Limited

10/01/15 / #20150282201

Enhanced in-device coexistence interference avoidance using predetermined downlink channel

A method, system and device are provided for avoiding in-device coexistence interference between different radio technologies deployed in adjacent bands on the same device by allocating a non-interfering downlink signaling channel for downlink reception of interference avoidance instructions at the ue device. In operation, a user equipment device detects idc interference and sends an idc indication message to the radio network to get an appropriate solution, but instead of waiting at the current frequency to receive the idc response from the radio network, the user equipment device moves to a non-interfering downlink signaling channel for downlink reception of interference avoidance instructions.. ... Blackberry Limited

10/01/15 / #20150282062

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

10/01/15 / #20150282029

Methods and apparatus to handle bearers during circuit switched fallback operation

Methods and apparatus to provide packet switched service continuity during circuit switched fallback operation are described. One example method includes determining that a target system does not support packet switched handover; determining if non-3gpp access for packet switched service is available; and triggering handover to the non-3gpp access.. ... Blackberry Limited

10/01/15 / #20150281912

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

10/01/15 / #20150281871

Method and system for tunneling messages between two or more devices using different communication protocols

Various embodiments are described herein for a multiformat communication protocol that may be used to tunnel messages suitable for a second communication protocol. The multiformat communication protocol may be used by an intermediate device to couple a bus that communicates according to the multiformat communication protocol with a bus that communicates according to the second communication protocol.. ... Blackberry Limited

10/01/15 / #20150280315

Method and apparatus for tunable antenna and ground plane for handset applications

An embodiment is directed to a device comprising an antenna, a chassis configured to be electrically coupled to the antenna and comprising a slot loaded with at least one tunable component, wherein: the slot is aligned along a longitudinal edge of the chassis, the slot is formed in an area of the chassis based on an identification of currents in the area, and the antenna and chassis are electrically connected at a location based on the area.. . ... Blackberry Limited

10/01/15 / #20150280312

Portable electronic device with merged rear housing and antenna

A portable electronic device includes a rear housing formed entirely of a modified plastic material configured for laser direct structuring, and an antenna formed on a surface of the rear housing using laser direct structuring.. . ... Blackberry Limited

10/01/15 / #20150277384

Electronic timepiece

An electronic watch is provided in which multiple features of the watch with each other in at least one other display thereof such that the features are integrated with the module, band, and/or clasp.. . ... Blackberry Limited

09/24/15 / #20150271644

Sending location information from within a communication application

A method in a wireless communications device for transmitting location information entails, from within a communication application executing on a processor of the wireless communications device, receiving input on a user interface of the wireless communications device, including location information comprising a current location of the wireless communications device obtained by the wireless communications device and path information delineating a recent path taken by the user, in a communication being generated from within the communication application, and transmitting the communication that includes the current location information. The path information is determined based on recent location fixes for the wireless communications device. ... Blackberry Limited

09/24/15 / #20150271444

Automatically relocating picture-in-picture window in video calls

A computer-implemented method is performed by a communications device having a processor operatively coupled to a memory and a data transceiver for transmitting and receiving video data of a video call between a user of the device and one or more other parties to the call. The method entails receiving and displaying video images of the one or more other parties within a main video window on a display of the device, identifying one or more faces in the video images, determining a minimally obscuring position for a picture-in-picture (pip) window that minimally obscures the one or more faces of the other parties, capturing video of the user with a camera on the device, and displaying a pip window from the video of the user in the minimally obscuring position within the main video window.. ... Blackberry Limited

09/24/15 / #20150270975

Method for validating messages

There is provided a method for secure communications. The method includes a computing device receiving a notification comprising a message, a counter value, a signature signed by a signer and based on the message and the counter value, and an indication of the signer. ... Blackberry Limited

09/24/15 / #20150270079

Backlighting assembly for a keypad

A backlighting assembly for use in a keypad assembly. The backlighting assembly includes at least one light emitting source configured to emit light; and a light guide assembly configured to receive the emitted light and direct the light toward the at least one key. ... Blackberry Limited

09/24/15 / #20150269366

System and method for digital rights management

Methods and systems for handling a plurality of digital assets on a mobile device, wherein backups of the plurality of digital assets are created so as conform to digital rights management issues. Encrypted versions and/or links of the plurality of digital assets may be stored so that the mobile device or other electronic devices may access the backups.. ... Blackberry Limited

09/24/15 / #20150268905

Document delivery to a mobile device using mobile device based permissions

Mobile devices enable users to access data and documents in a convenient portable format. The disclosed method and system enables management of permissions associated with documents to be transferred/moved onto a mobile device for review or reference by making the transfer simple and straight forward so that it may be easy for non-technically literate users using a printer driver metaphor on a sending device such as a personal computer.. ... Blackberry Limited

09/24/15 / #20150268855

Electronic device and method for previewing content associated with an application

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory configured to store instructions, a plurality of keys configured to receive respective key inputs, and a screen. ... Blackberry Limited

09/24/15 / #20150268813

Method and system for controlling movement of cursor in an electronic device

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory storing instructions. ... Blackberry Limited

09/17/15 / #20150264833

Method, system and apparatus for cooling a mobile device

Method, system and apparatus for cooling a mobile device is provided. The device comprises: a housing comprising one or more apertures; a heat producing device; a cooling apparatus adjacent the heat producing device, the cooling apparatus comprising: an inlet; an outlet; and, a thermal pump configured to: draw air from the inlet to the heat producing device to form heated air, and exhaust the heated air from the outlet; and, one or more carbon nanotubes, a respective entrance of each of the one or more carbon nanotubes located at the outlet of the cooling apparatus, and a respective exit of each of the one or more carbon nanotubes terminating at a respective aperture of the one or more apertures, so that the heated air is vented through the one or more apertures.. ... Blackberry Limited

09/17/15 / #20150264608

Multi-rat measurement reporting

An example method for preparing a measurement report on neighbour resources of a multi-rat mobile station is disclosed. In the example method, the mobile station (ms) supports a plurality of radio access technologies (rats). ... Blackberry Limited

09/17/15 / #20150264602

Dynamically managing band capability

In some implementations, a method in a user equipment (ue) for dynamically managing band capacity includes communicating with a first radio access network (ran) on a first radio frequency (rf) channel and a second ran on a second rf channel, where the first ran and the second ran are different networks. The ue receives an indication from the first ran (or makes a determination) to handover to a third rf channel. ... Blackberry Limited

09/17/15 / #20150264541

Methods and devices for distributing content to an electronic device

Methods and devices for distributing and receiving content are provided. In one example aspect, a method comprises: receiving a command on a first electronic device to output content at an output device associated with a second electronic device; and in response to receiving the command to output content at the output device associated with the second electronic device: providing content access information from the first electronic device to the second electronic device, and adjusting a security state on the second electronic device.. ... Blackberry Limited

09/17/15 / #20150264123

Changing topology of wireless peer-to-peer group

A device in a peer-to-peer (p2p) group has the role of group owner. A different device in the p2p group may take on the role of group owner without ending the p2p group and create a new p2p group. ... Blackberry Limited

09/10/15 / #20150254518

Text recognition through images and video

The display of text by a first device, that is extracted and used by a second communication device, based upon a determined context of the text, is provided. The image displayed for the first device is captured by an image capture element of a second communication device, which also has a recognition module and an extraction module. ... Blackberry Limited

09/10/15 / #20150254472

System and method of owner application control of electronic devices

Systems and methods of owner application control of an electronic device are provided. Owner application control information is stored on the electronic device and/or one or more remote servers. ... Blackberry Limited

09/10/15 / #20150253945

System and method for capturing notes on electronic devices

A system and method are provided for enabling notes to be taken on an electronic device. The method may comprise displaying a user interface portion with a first application user interface after detecting a first input. ... Blackberry Limited

09/10/15 / #20150253894

Activation of an electronic device with a capacitive keyboard

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory storing instructions. ... Blackberry Limited

09/03/15 / #20150249979

Methods and devices for performing proximity discovery

A method for use in a first user equipment (ue) includes receiving, from a base station, control information and a resource assignment for uplink transmission; and transmitting, based on the control information, a discovery signal on the assigned resource for uplink transmission, the discovery signal including a first temporary ue identifier (id) assigned to the first ue, wherein the first temporary ue id is used to identify the first ue for device-to-device communication.. . ... Blackberry Limited

09/03/15 / #20150248562

Method and devices for providing secure data backup from a mobile communication device to an external computing device

A method and devices for providing secure data backup from a mobile communication device to an external computing device is described. In one embodiment, there is provided a method of backing up data from a mobile communication device, the method comprising: receiving from an enterprise server an information technology (it) policy message which includes an encryption key; storing the encryption key in a protected memory of the mobile communication device; receiving a request to backup data stored on the mobile communication device; encrypting the data using the encryption key stored in the protected memory; and transferring the encrypted data from the mobile communication device to an electronic device for storage.. ... Blackberry Limited

09/03/15 / #20150248547

Graphical authentication

A method, electronic device, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for establishing graphical authentication on an electronic device are disclosed. The method comprises: receiving a first user input corresponding to an image, the image comprising a plurality of points of interest; receiving a second user input corresponding to a selected point of interest in the plurality of points of interest in the image; receiving a third user input corresponding to a selected password element; and storing the selected image, the selected point of interest, and the selected password element in association with a user authentication profile in a memory of the electronic device.. ... Blackberry Limited

09/03/15 / #20150247745

System and methods for interacting with a smart tool

A system and method performed by the system comprising obtaining a work parameter measured by a smart tool connected to an electronic device; and displaying information associated with the work parameter on a display of the electronic device. A system and method perform by the system comprises measuring a work parameter associated with a smart tool operating on a workpiece; and sending the work parameter to an electronic device connected to the smart tool to enable the electronic device to display information associated with the work parameter on a display of the electronic device.. ... Blackberry Limited

08/27/15 / #20150245343

Tdd and fdd joint carrier aggregation enhancements in lte-advanced

In some implementations, a method in a user equipment (ue) for supporting time division duplex (tdd) and frequency division duplex (fdd) joint carrier aggregation (ca) includes receiving a physical uplink control channel (pucch) resource allocation from an evolved nodeb (enb). The pucch resource allocation includes a first pucch configuration for a first subframe and a second pucch configuration for a second subframe, and the second pucch configuration is different than the first pucch configuration. ... Blackberry Limited

08/27/15 / #20150245338

Wireless communication system using multiple-serving nodes

Methods, devices and systems for a wireless communication system using multiple-serving nodes are provided. In one embodiment, a method of wireless communication comprises sending from a wireless device an uplink control signal to a first node via a second node using a second communication link; receiving by said wireless device a downlink control signal from said first node using a first communication link; sending from said wireless device another uplink control signal to said second node using said second communication link; and receiving by said wireless device another downlink control signal from said second node via said first node using said first communication link.. ... Blackberry Limited

08/27/15 / #20150245316

Uplink antenna selection device and method

An uplink antenna selection device and method are provided. The device comprises: at least two antennas; at least one antenna feed connected to each antenna, each antenna configured to transmit data on a respective given transmission band paired with a respective associated receive band; and, a processor, in communication with the at least one antenna feed. ... Blackberry Limited

08/27/15 / #20150245178

Method and apparatus for location notification using location context information

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

08/27/15 / #20150244740

Method for providing wireless application privilege management

A method for providing an administration policy to a user device comprising a plurality of applications, the method comprising centrally generating the administration policy to be implemented in the user device, the administration policy comprising at least one of an application administration policy to be used by at least one of the plurality of applications and a client administration policy for the user device; and providing the generated policy to the user device.. . ... Blackberry Limited

08/20/15 / #20150237635

Rank indicator transmission during discontinuous reception

A user equipment (ue) is disclosed. The ue includes a processor configured to transmit a rank indicator (ri) using one of an assigned periodic ri reporting resource that precisely aligns with the start on an on-duration of a discontinuous reception (drx) operation mode of the ue and a first assigned periodic ri reporting resource after the start of the on-duration.. ... Blackberry Limited

08/20/15 / #20150237543

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

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

08/20/15 / #20150237009

Secure network tunnel between a computing device and an endpoint

The present disclosure presents a system, method and apparatus herein enabling secure coupling of a computing device, such as a mobile device with an endpoint, such as an application server. The computing device can include any electronic device such as a computer, a server, an application server, a mobile device or tablet. ... Blackberry Limited

08/20/15 / #20150236860

Trusted certificate authority to create certificates based on capabilities of processes

A device certificate binds an identity of a first device to a public key of the first device. The first device comprises a certificate authority service that creates for a process on the first device a process certificate certifying one or more capabilities of the process on the first device. ... Blackberry Limited

08/20/15 / #20150234743

System and method of secure garbage collection on a mobile device

A method and system for performing garbage collection involving sensitive information on a mobile device. Secure information is received at a mobile device over a wireless network. ... Blackberry Limited

08/13/15 / #20150230265

Method, and associated apparatus, for communicating data at a reduced transmission latency in radio communication system having slotted interface

Method and associated apparatus for communicating data at reduced transmission latency in a radio communication system having a slotted interface are described. An example network device includes an assignor to receive an indication of an amount of data to be communicated by a first communication station, and assign communication resources to convey all of the indicated data amount, the assigned communication resources comprising a plurality of time slots within one time frame and one radio carrier and a data scheduler to receive an indication of assigned communication resources, and to schedule communication of the data block in conformity with the assigned communication resources and in response to a communication station minimum tuning latency period, wherein the schedule of the communication of the data block provides for completion of the communication of the data block and acknowledgement of successful delivery of the data block within the one time frame.. ... Blackberry Limited

08/06/15 / #20150223158

Discoverable network capabilities of access networks

A mobile device is within radio communication range of an access network. The access network is supported by a station (sta), such as an access point, a mesh node, or another mobile device. ... Blackberry Limited

08/06/15 / #20150222981

Communication device with integrated headset

A communication device that has an integrated wireless headset. When not in use, the wireless headset can be stored in a recess of the housing of the communication device. ... Blackberry Limited

08/06/15 / #20150220566

System and method for determining interests from location data

A system and method are provided, for example, for determining interests from location data, by receiving location data from a mobile device, using the location data to determine a uniform resource locator associated with a point of interest, determining classification data associated with the uniform resource locator, and updating an interest graph associated with the mobile device using the classification data. The updated interest graph may also be subsequently used and the classification data may be used to provide information to the mobile device in real-time, such as recommendations or suggestions.. ... Blackberry Limited

07/30/15 / #20150215879

Transmitting a synchronization indication

A first wireless access network node sets a synchronization indication based on whether the first wireless access network node is synchronized with a synchronization source. The first wireless access network node transmits the synchronization indication.. ... Blackberry Limited

07/30/15 / #20150215811

Joint wlan power and rate control to mitigate co-located lte tdd interference

In some implementations, a method of a wireless local area network (wlan) transmitter includes, in response to interference with a long term evolution (lte) receiver, determining a de-sense value of the lte receiver; determining a transmission rate for the wlan transmitter, the transmission rate requiring an equal or lower receiver sensitivity than a received signal strength threshold; determining a frame aggregation size based on the transmission rate and an lte frame configuration for the lte receiver; determining a transmission power based on the de-sense value; and transmitting data during a downlink receiving period of the lte receiver using the transmission rate, the frame aggregation size, and the transmission power.. . ... Blackberry Limited

07/30/15 / #20150215766

Including a packet-switched parameter in a message

A user equipment (ue) is capable of communicating in multiple networks including a first network and a second network. The ue sends a message to the second network to activate a data connection in the second network or to register the ue in the second network. ... Blackberry Limited

07/30/15 / #20150215648

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

07/30/15 / #20150214986

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

07/30/15 / #20150210291

System and method for mitigating unintended operation

A system and method for mitigating unintended operation of in-vehicle controls is described herein. The system and method analyze data and/or signals received from sensors to determine when the vehicle is experiencing changes the in the vehicle's direction, dynamic state and/or status. ... Blackberry Limited

07/23/15 / #20150208324

Wireless network service type

A station makes a unidirectional announcement (that is, an indication, notification or advertisement) of types of services that are available to devices in or via a wireless network, for example, a wireless local area network (wlan). The announcement is receivable by mobile devices within radio communication range of the wireless network that are in the pre-associated state, because the announcement is conveyed using low-level layer 2 frames. ... Blackberry Limited

07/23/15 / #20150208215

System and method for incorporating short message service (sms) and multimedia messaging service (mms) contacts into an instant messaging interface

A system and method are provided wherein sms-only contacts are integrated into an im environment. An im contact list interface distinguishes between sms and im chats (and contacts), such that limitations and potential differential costs associated with the respective mediums can be identified. ... Blackberry Limited

07/16/15 / #20150201064

Methods and apparatus to detect and add impact events to a calendar program

A calendaring method involves receiving a command to enter calendar event data, in a calendar program that stores calendar data running on a processor of a wireless mobile device; determining, from the calendar event data, a location and a date associated with the calendar event; searching a database for impact event data associated with an impact event occurring at or about the location and on or about the date; after indentifying the impact event data, storing linking data, linking the calendar event and the impact event in the calendar program's calendar data.. . ... Blackberry Limited

07/16/15 / #20150200888

Method and communication device for processing data for transmission from the communication device to a second communication device

A method and communication device for processing data for transmission from the communication device to a second communication device is provided. It is detected that the data comprises an attachment. ... Blackberry Limited

07/16/15 / #20150199195

Method, system and apparatus for installing software on a mobile electronic device via a proxy server

A system, method and apparatus for installing software at a mobile electronic device are provided, the mobile electronic device enabled for communication with a computing device. A query for available software for installation on the mobile electronic device receiving is received from the computing device, the query directed to a proxy server rather than a public server enabled as a gateway for software downloads. ... Blackberry Limited

07/09/15 / #20150195769

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

07/09/15 / #20150195720

Performing inter-frequency measurements in a mobile network

Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for performing inter-frequency measurements in a mobile network are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include a mobile station receiving, from a network, one or more lists specifying a set of frequencies for which measurements are to be performed. ... Blackberry Limited

07/09/15 / #20150195631

Feedback enclosure and feedback system for a transducer of an electronic device

The disclosure recites a feedback system and method for adjusting output sounds generated by a communication device. The feedback system comprises: a transducer; a microphone; and an enclosure for the communication device defining a first location for the placement of the transducer, a second location for the placement of the microphone adjacent to the transducer, a first port connecting the first location to a cavity located on a top side of the enclosure, a second port connecting the second location to the cavity. ... Blackberry Limited

07/09/15 / #20150193722

Apparatus and method for attribute-based scheduling

An apparatus and method are provided, the method includes retrieving tasks from a memory, each task associated with a non-temporal attribute; and displaying the tasks in a group or list relative to the non-temporal attribute.. . ... Blackberry Limited

07/02/15 / #20150189546

System and method for handling of an uplink transmission collision with an ack/nack signal

Systems and methods for handling of an uplink transmission collision with an ack/nack signal are provided. An ack/nack may be configured for a repetition sequence. ... Blackberry Limited

07/02/15 / #20150189280

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

07/02/15 / #20150186475

Method for sorting and displaying data on a portable electronic device

A method of sorting and displaying data on a portable electronic device includes: determining geographical coordinates of the portable electronic device, providing search criteria to the portable electronic device, performing a search in a database based on the search criteria resulting in a list of database records, determining a search area of the portable electronic device and displaying selected records from the list of database records on a display screen of the portable electronic device. Each of the selected records is located within a search radius, which originates at the geographical coordinates of the portable electronic device, and within the search area, which is determined based on a pointing direction of the portable electronic device.. ... Blackberry Limited

07/02/15 / #20150186356

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

06/25/15 / #20150180637

Method and system for dynamic ack/nack repetition 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

06/25/15 / #20150180630

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

06/25/15 / #20150179130

Method for wirelessly transmitting content from a source device to a sink device

Methods and devices for wirelessly transmitting content from a source device to a sink device are disclosed. The method comprises: identifying one or more data types associated with a display frame displayed on the source device; selecting a transmission format for the display frame in accordance with the one or more identified data types, wherein the transmission format is selected from the group consisting of screencasting, graphics processing unit (gpu) processing, or gpu processing with media streaming; and sending visual information representing the display frame in the transmission selected transmission format to the sink device. ... Blackberry Limited

06/25/15 / #20150178517

Security mechanism for increased personal data protection

Apparatus, systems, and methods provide a mechanism to enhance the management of data security in a system for users of the systems. Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to manage security of data in an electronic system on an application-by-application basis. ... Blackberry Limited

06/25/15 / #20150177360

Method for improving clock accuracy in a wide area positioning pseudolite receiver system architecture

A method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for determining a frequency drift of clock of a mobile communication device is disclosed. A first positioning signal, such as m-lms signals, is received at a first positioning engine of the mobile communication device controlled by the clock. ... Blackberry Limited

06/18/15 / #20150173119

Managing connection retries due to access class barring

In some implementations, a method includes receiving a connection request from a user application. A service request is sent to a radio resource control (rrc) module. ... Blackberry Limited

06/18/15 / #20150172451

Advanced voice and data operations in a mobile data communication device

A system and method for integrating voice and data operations into a single mobile device capable of simultaneously performing data and voice actions. The mobile device working in a network capable of exchanging both cell phone calls and data items to the mobile device. ... Blackberry Limited

06/18/15 / #20150169099

Simultaneous display of multiple maximized applications on touch screen electronic devices

The present disclosure provides for a touch screen electronic device to display two or more running applications simultaneously in a side-by-side layout in a split screen mode of the device. Two or more applications that are running on an operating system of the device can be easily displayed simultaneously in the split screen mode while maintaining one of the displayed applications as active so that the user can provide user inputs to the active application.. ... Blackberry Limited

06/18/15 / #20150169031

Resetting inactivity timer on computing device

Computing devices and methods for resetting an inactivity timer of each of a first and second computing device are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises establishing a communication channel between the first computing device and the second computing device, receiving activity input responsive to a user interaction at the first computing device, resetting the inactivity timer of the first computing device, and transmitting a notification via the communication channel to the second computing device that the activity input was received at the first computing device, the inactivity timer of the second computing device being reset in response to receipt of the notification.. ... Blackberry Limited

06/04/15 / #20150156710

Methods and apparatus to discover network capabilities available via wireless networks

An example method for network selection involves discovering network capabilities by performing an access network query protocol (anqp) query at a wireless terminal, and receiving a subsequent anqp response from an access point of a wireless local area network. The network capabilities are indicated in the subsequent anqp response. ... Blackberry Limited

06/04/15 / #20150156580

Back cavity microphone implementation

A system and method to perform signal processing using a loudspeaker output are described. The system includes an enclosure configured to define a back cavity of the loudspeaker and components to obtain a representation of the loudspeaker acoustic output at the back cavity. ... Blackberry Limited

06/04/15 / #20150153948

Electronic device and method of providing visual notification of a received communication

A method disclosed herein includes displaying information associated with a first application in a display area of an electronic device, detecting a change in direction of a continuous gesture across at least a portion of the display area between a first direction and a second direction different than the first direction, the continuous gesture associated with a request to display information of a second application, the first application being different than the second application, in response to detecting the change in direction of the continuous gesture, reducing display of the first application to a first portion of the display area and presenting a preview of information associated with the second application in a second portion of the display area in which the first application was presented prior to detection of the continuous gesture, based on a first characteristic of the continuous gesture, discontinuing providing the first information and display the second application in the display area, and based on a second characteristic of the continuous gesture, discontinuing providing the second information and display the first application in the display area.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/28/15 / #20150148094

System and method of extending useful life of power supply

A method of internally heating a power supply of an electronic device in reduced temperatures is provided. The method comprises positioning an antenna of the electronic device proximate to the power supply and receiving a “temperature” signal that is a function of a temperature of the power supply. ... Blackberry Limited

05/28/15 / #20150147995

Method and apparatus for wireless emergency alerts

A method at a mobile device, including receiving, at the mobile device, an emergency alert message from a base station; determining a response is required for the emergency alert message; and sending the response to the base station.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/28/15 / #20150146982

Methods and apparatus relating to text items in images

A method and an electronic device are provided for obtaining an image or a video frame, including applying to the image or the video frame, at least one image processing technique, scanning the image or the video frame, to identify a text item, determining an item type for the identified text item, and determining an action, corresponding to the item type.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/28/15 / #20150146769

Extended bandwidth adaptive digital pre-distortion with reconfigurable analog front-ends

A pre-distortion method. A signal to be transmitted tx is pre-distorted to compensate for nonlinearities of a transmitter. ... Blackberry Limited

05/28/15 / #20150146602

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

05/28/15 / #20150145730

Handheld device and method of manufacture thereof

A handheld device comprises a casing acting as a protective supporting framework of the handheld device. A circuit board mechanically supports and electrically connects with each other electronic components of the handheld device and is configured to be embedded into the casing. ... Blackberry Limited

05/21/15 / #20150143303

Methods and apparatus for the management and viewing of calendar event information

The present document describes methods and apparatuses for managing and viewing calendar event items in an electronic calendaring application. For example, calendar event items may be viewed in an “agenda” view. ... Blackberry Limited

05/21/15 / #20150142139

Methods and apparatus for tuning circuit components of a communication device

A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that assigns a respective priority level to each of a number of tuning algorithms controlling different tunable elements of a communication device. A first tuning algorithm is executed according to a first priority level assigned to the first tuning algorithm. ... Blackberry Limited

05/21/15 / #20150140930

System and method of managing pairing information associated with peer-to-peer device pairings

Systems and methods of managing pairing information associated with peer-to-peer device pairings are disclosed herein. The pairing information can include link keys or other configuration data associated with eh peer-to-peer device pairing. ... Blackberry Limited

05/21/15 / #20150139123

System and method for reducing decoding for carrier power control

A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (ua) to identify power control commands within a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of, at a user agent, monitoring for power control messages on a single carrier, decoding a message received on the single carrier to generate decoded information and using the decoded information to identify a power control command for each of at least first and second carriers.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/21/15 / #20150139014

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

05/07/15 / #20150128233

Blacklisting of frequently used gesture passwords

A method of maintaining a blacklist for gesture-based passwords is provided. A data store of vectors corresponding to gestures is maintained on a blacklist server. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150128232

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 services (gas) request to a network access point. The request requests authentication information. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150128127

Method and device for application installation to multiple memory components

A method and device for installing an application to a device are provided. The method includes: receiving, at the device, application files associated with the application, the application files including computer readable instruction files and resource files; installing, by an installation manager, the computer readable instruction files to a first memory component associated with the device; and storing the resource files on a second memory component associated with the device.. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150127952

Method and apparatus for controlling access to encrypted data

A method and apparatus for controlling access to encrypted data is provided. The device comprises: a processor and a memory, the processor configured to: control access to encrypted data, stored at the memory, the encrypted data categorized according to a plurality of categories, using a respective encryption key for each category in the plurality of categories; and, control access to a given encryption key according to given criteria associated with a given category, respective criteria different for each respective category, access to the given encryption key including one or more of, when the respective criteria are met: generating the given encryption key and decrypting the given encryption key.. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150127187

Display interface temperature compensation

A method of adjusting port parameters. A source device establishes an initial output voltage swing and an emphasis level for output signals from a display port interface as a result of executing a link training process with a target device. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150126163

Automated communication line switching for voicemail access

A telephone station apparatus that is arranged to operate on two, or more, communication lines, receives an instruction to access a voicemail server. The telephone station apparatus switches from a first communication line to a second communication line and initiates a call to the voicemail server. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150126122

Methods and apparatus to connect wireless-enabled devices

Examples to establish a connection between wireless-enabled devices involve collecting first biophysical signal data via a first wireless-enabled device, using the first biophysical signal data as a key to decrypt encrypted information received from a second wireless-enabled device to recover first information, and establishing a wireless connection between the first wireless-enabled device and the second wireless-enabled device based on a comparison of the first information and second information stored in the first wireless-enabled device.. . ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150126116

Mobile wireless communications device including nfc antenna matching control circuit and associated methods

A mobile wireless communications device includes a near-field communications (nfc) transceiver, nec antennas and an nfc control circuit. The nfc transceiver generates a received signal strength based on a received signal from an adjacent nfc device. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150124961

Public key encryption algorithms for hard lock file encryption

In some aspects, an encryption method comprises encrypting a first portion of a message using a first secret key. The first secret key is generated based on the public key of an entity. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150124708

Method and apparatus to enable multiple wireless connections

A first radio connection is established between a first cell and a user equipment (ue). A network identity of a second cell is determined based on a first set of at least one network identity associated with the first cell, where the second cell is associated with a second set of at least one network identity. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150123930

Electronic device including touch-sensitive display and method of detecting touches

A touch-sensitive display includes first electrodes and second electrodes coupled to a first controller to detect touches by self-capacitance touch sensing. The touch-sensitive display also includes third electrodes coupled to a second controller to detect touches by mutual-capacitance touch sensing utilizing the third electrodes and the second electrodes. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150123870

Methods for tuning an adaptive impedance matching network with a look-up table

Methods for generating a look-up table relating a plurality of complex reflection coefficients to a plurality of matched states for a tunable matching network. Typical steps include measuring a plurality of complex reflection coefficients resulting from a plurality of impedance loads while the tunable matching network is in a predetermined state, determining a plurality of matched states for the plurality of impedance loads, with a matched state determined for each of the plurality of impedance loads and providing the determined matched states as a look-up table. ... Blackberry Limited

05/07/15 / #20150123602

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 determining whether magnetic saturation occurred in at least one of the mobile device and the wireless charger during a first wireless transmission of power from the wireless charger to the mobile device; and, when magnetic saturation is determined to have occurred, successively reducing transmit power in the wireless charger until reaching an operating wireless transmit power, wherein neither the mobile device nor the wireless charger is in magnetic saturation at the operating wireless transmit power.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/30/15 / #20150117657

Audio speaker with spatially selective sound cancelling

A system and method for reproducing audio sound. Audio sound, based on an audio signal, is emitted within a space comprising an audio beamwidth. ... Blackberry Limited

04/30/15 / #20150117309

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

04/30/15 / #20150116576

Image capture assembly, digital camera and a mobile device having an improved construction

The present disclosure discloses an image capture assembly, digital camera and a mobile device having an improved construction. In one example embodiment, there is provided an image capture assembly, comprising: a lens; an image sensor; an optical grade plate disposed between the lens and the image sensor, wherein the plate comprises a substrate which material is selected from poly(methyl methacrylate) (pmma) and sapphire glass; and an image signal processor coupled to the image sensor, wherein the image signal processor is configured to process data provided by the image sensor to generate a digital image.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/30/15 / #20150116273

Contactless gesture recognition with sensor having asymmetric field of view

Methods, devices and sensors for detecting a gesture are described. In an embodiment, a gesture sensor includes a time of flight sensor having a sensing element configured to generate an electrical signal responsive to received light. ... Blackberry Limited

04/23/15 / #20150113598

Personnel access system with verification features utilizing near field communication (nfc) and related methods

A personnel access system may include a mobile device(s) comprising a first near field communication (nfc) device, a wireless device, and a first controller configured to generate an access request. An access control device may be associated with a personnel access position and include a second nfc device configured to receive the access request, and a second controller configured to generate a verification request for the mobile device(s) based upon the received access request. ... Blackberry Limited

04/23/15 / #20150113471

Method and apparatus for displaying a preview of an application to a user

A method in a portable electronic device for providing a user with an improved user interface, and an electronic device comprising one or more processors and memory comprising instructions which when executed by the one or more processors cause the electronic device to perform the method, the method comprising: displaying content in a user interface of a first application; detecting a first user input; and responsive to the first user input, displaying at least a preview for a second application; wherein the second application is selected automatically at least partly in dependence on the content displayed in the user interface of the first application.. . ... Blackberry Limited

04/23/15 / #20150110408

Methods and devices for encoding and decoding transform domain filters

Methods and devices for encoding and decoding data using transform domain filtering are described. The encoder determines a set of transform domain filter coefficients to be applied to a transform domain prediction. ... Blackberry Limited

04/23/15 / #20150108083

Systems and methods for a thin film capacitor having a composite high-k thin film stack

Systems and methods are provided for fabricating a thin film capacitor involving depositing an electrode layer of conductive material on top of a substrate material, depositing a first layer of ferroelectric material on top of the substrate material using a metal organic deposition or chemical solution deposition process, depositing a second layer of ferroelectric material on top of the first layer using a high temperature sputter process and depositing a metal interconnect layer to provide electric connections to layers of the capacitor.. . ... Blackberry Limited

04/16/15 / #20150106457

Method and apparatus for dynamic session placeholder for message collection user interface

A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. ... Blackberry Limited

04/16/15 / #20150105084

Method and apparatus for handover in heterogeneous cellular networks

A method at a user equipment for handover from a serving cell to a target cell, the method sending a measurement report to the serving cell; and transmitting a reconfiguration complete message to the target cell; wherein the measurement report includes downlink timing measurements for the target cell. Further, a method at a source network element for handover of a user equipment from the source network element to a target network element, the method receiving a measurement report from the user equipment; sending a handover request to the target network element; receiving a handover request acknowledgement from the target network element, the handover request acknowledgement including a reconfiguration message and at least one downlink subframe in which an uplink grant is expected at the target network element for the user equipment; and forwarding the reconfiguration message and at least one downlink subframe to the user equipment.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/16/15 / #20150105037

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

04/16/15 / #20150103918

Sign coding for blocks with transform skipped

Methods of encoding and decoding sign information for non-zero coefficients in a block of video with transform skipped. The methods include context-based coding of a flag that signals if all signs are the same in the block; using a finite state machine to determine contexts for coding of sign information, some of which may be context-based coded and some of which may be non-context-based coded; context-based coding of sign information wherein the context is based upon the signs of neighbouring coefficients; context-based coding of sign information, where the sign information is a prediction of the sign; and using a dedicated context to code signs with a sign flag indicating whether signs in a transform skipping block have been inverted to preserve a dominant sign bias.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/16/15 / #20150103917

Sign coding for blocks with transform skipped

Methods of encoding and decoding sign information for non-zero coefficients in a block of video with transform skipped. The methods include context-based coding of a flag that signals if all signs are the same in the block; using a finite state machine to determine contexts for coding of sign information, some of which may be context-based coded and some of which may be non-context-based coded; context-based coding of sign information wherein the context is based upon the signs of neighbouring coefficients; context-based coding of sign information, where the sign information is a prediction of the sign; and using a dedicated context to code signs with a sign flag indicating whether signs in a transform skipping block have been inverted to preserve a dominant sign bias.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/16/15 / #20150103015

Devices and methods for generating tactile feedback

A method for use in an electronic device is described. The electronic device is configured to function in a first operating state and a second operating state. ... Blackberry Limited

04/09/15 / #20150099509

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

04/09/15 / #20150099462

Nfc-capable holder for mobile communications device

A near-field communication (nfc) capable mobile communication device (120) and a releaseable support (400) are described. The support can include one or more magnets (410) or other devices (610) disposed so as to releaseably engage the nfc-capable mobile communication device (120); and one or more persistent memorys (430) accessible by an nfc system (8130) of the nfc-capable mobile communication device (120), the persistent memory(ies) (430) comprising data suitable for causing the nfc-capable mobile communication device (120) to execute one or more wireless communication functions.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/09/15 / #20150099400

High digital bandwidth connection apparatus

A multiple connector socket is able to interface to a low bandwidth connector and a high bandwidth connector. The low bandwidth connector facilitates a low bandwidth interface, such as usb 2.0, using a miniaturized connector having low bandwidth blade contacts, such as a micro usb 2.0 connector. ... Blackberry Limited

04/09/15 / #20150098535

Phase noise mitigation for wireless communications

A method and apparatus for tracking and mitigating phase noise in a communication receiver are disclosed. The phase noise tracking and mitigation apparatus operates in a recursive manner and includes a quantizer for determining data symbols from noise-compensated input values, a phase noise estimator for determining raw phase noise values from the data symbols and a first sequence of uncompensated input values, an error concealment module for removing unreliable samples from the raw phase noise values, a filter operable to filter the raw phase noise values to produce filtered phase noise values, and a phase-noise compensator for determining noise-compensated output values dependent upon the filtered phase noise values and the first sequence of uncompensated input values. ... Blackberry Limited

04/09/15 / #20150098442

Method and apparatus to correct indoor positioning by utilizing wi-fi handovers

A system and method may dynamically correct the dead reckoning (dr) position of a mobile device. An indoor or outdoor venue may have access points (aps) dispersed around its interior. ... Blackberry Limited

04/09/15 / #20150097634

Millimeter-wave broadband transition of microstrip line on thin to thick substrates

Embodiments are directed to a structure comprising: a first substrate section having a first thickness, a second substrate section having a second thickness different from the first thickness, a plurality of vias configured to couple a first ground plane associated with the first substrate section and a second ground plane associated with the second substrate section, and a microstrip comprising: a first section associated with the first substrate section and having a first width, a second section associated with the second substrate section and having a second width different from the first width, and a taper between the first width and the second width.. . ... Blackberry Limited

04/09/15 / #20150097633

60 ghz integrated circuit to printed circuit board transitions

Embodiments are directed to a transition structure for interfacing an integrated circuit chip and a substrate, comprising: a co-planar waveguide (cpw) structure formed based on ground-signal-ground (gsg) pads on the integrated circuit chip, a grounded co-planar waveguide (cpwg) structure coupled to the gsg pads, and a microstrip coupled to the cpwg structure.. . ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150095839

Method and apparatus for media searching using a graphical user interface

The present disclosure provides for a method and an apparatus that enables a collection of media files to be rapidly searched for segments or sub-segments of media content. A graphical user interface is rendered on a display under control of a processor. ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150094083

Explicit and implicit triggers for creating new place data

A method, performed by a mobile device, of creating place data, the method comprising receiving a place-marking trigger by the mobile device, in response to the trigger, determining current location data for a current location of the mobile device, determining if the current location corresponds to a place for which place data already exists in a place data store, if the place data store does not contain any place data corresponding to the current location, creating new place data for the place corresponding to the current location, and transferring the place data to the place data store.. . ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150094067

Apparatus and method for high priority search on rrc state change

A user equipment is provided comprising: 1) transceiver circuitry configured to operate in cells associated with at least one radio access technology (rat) network; and 2) a controller configured to perform neighbor cell searches. The controller is further configured to determine when the user equipment enters a first rrc state from a second rrc state. ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150093497

Multi-level thin film capacitor on a ceramic substrate and method of manufacturing the same

In accordance with the teachings described herein, a multi-level thin film capacitor on a ceramic substrate and method of manufacturing the same are provided. The multi-level thin film capacitor (mlc) may include at least one high permittivity dielectric layer between at least two electrode layers, the electrode layers being formed from a conductive thin film material. ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150092676

Macrocell enabled mm-wave superspot for mobility

A system and method may use mm-wave superspots to download high volumes of data to a moving or stationary mobile device traveling along a travel route that the moving mobile device is traveling. A macrocell in communication with the mobile device may predict the route that the mobile device is traveling, such as via gps location, moving speed and direction, map information, etc. ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150092665

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

A method, system and device are provided for managing lipa and/or sipto connection releases when ue moves out of residential/enterprise network coverage in case service continuity is not supported for the lipa/sipto pdn connection(s). To address problems caused by not providing service continuity for lipa/sipto pdn connections, the pdn connection/pdp context created in the henb/hnb by the mme/sgsn includes context information related to the ue indicating whether such connection is a lipa pdn connection pdn connection or not. ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150091811

User-trackable moving image for control of electronic device with touch-sensitive display

The present disclosure provides an electronic device and a method of operation thereof, in which accidental, careless or unintended user input is mitigated. A sequence of frames is displayed on a touch-sensitive display of the electronic device to depict an image moving in an image path over a time interval. ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150091766

Broadband capacitively-loaded tunable antenna

A broadband capacitively-loaded tunable antenna, and device there for is provided. The device comprises: an antenna feed; a first radiating arm connected to the antenna feed; a second radiating arm capacitively coupled to the first radiating arm; an adjustable reactance device connecting the second radiating arm to one or more of a ground and a third radiating arm; and, a processor in communication with the adjustable reactance device, the processor configured to adjust a reactance of the adjustable reactance device to tune a resonance frequency of a combination of the second radiating arm, the adjustable reactance device, and, when present, the third radiating arm.. ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150091508

Bi-directional communication with a device under charge

A charger that is part of a system including an electronic appliance wirelessly charges a first device. During the wireless charging, the charger sends, to the first device, a first message. ... Blackberry Limited

04/02/15 / #20150091496

Bi-directional communication with a device under charge

A first device is wirelessly charged by a second device. Bi-directional communication is performed between the first device and the second device during the wireless charging, where the bi-directional communication includes messaging from the second device to the first device, the messaging including information other than information relating to wireless charging.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150089005

Method and electronic device for content sharing

Methods and apparatus for enabling content interaction at a connected electronic device re described. An example method includes establishing a web protocol session between a web server executing on a first electronic user device and a client executing on a second electronic user device via a direct radio frequency connection between the first electronic user device and the second electronic user device, wherein the first electronic user device and the second electronic user device are associated with a same user, the establishing including sending an open request from the client to the web server; and transmitting a response to the open request from the web server to the client, the response including a universal resource identifier identifying a location of content for presenting, on the second electronic device, the application executing on the first electronic device.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150088927

Systems and methods for establishing and using a personal linking graph

Systems and methods are provided for using a personal finking graph. An electronic device obtains a first entity. ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150087334

System and method for improving location estimates of co-located sectored cell sites for location services

Improved location estimates for transceivers is described. The location estimate of transceivers can be improved for sector transceivers that are co-located at a sectored cell site. ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150085820

Scattered pilot pattern and channel estimation method for mimo-ofdm systems

Methods and apparatus are provided for inserting data symbols and pilot symbols in an ofdm (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) transmission resource utilizing frequency hopping patterns for the data symbols and/or the pilot symbols. Data symbols and pilot symbols are allocated for down link (base station to mobile station) and up link (mobile station to bases station) transmission resources in a two-dimensional time-frequency pattern. ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150085814

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

03/26/15 / #20150085712

Discontinuous reception configuration

A configuration of a discontinuous reception (drx) operation is provided at a user equipment (ue) to handle dynamic uplink-downlink configuration changes.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150085711

Method and system for harq operation and scheduling in joint tdd and fdd carrier aggregation

A method at a user equipment for hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) operation, the user equipment operating on a primary carrier having a first duplex mode and on at least one secondary carrier having a second duplex mode, the method using harq timing of the first duplex mode if the timing of the first duplex mode promotes acknowledgement opportunities over using harq timing of the second duplex mode; and using harq timing of the second duplex mode if the timing of the second duplex mode promotes acknowledgement opportunities over using harq timing of the first duplex mode.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150085680

Retransmitting communications in a mobile network using small cell clusters

Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to enable retransmitting of communications in a mobile network using small cell clusters are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein for a macro node in a mobile network include configuring a cluster of small cell nodes in communication with the macro node to perform retransmission of downlink packets sent from the macro node to a first user equipment (ue) served by the macro node. ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150085677

Systems and methods for band-limited subframes in wireless networks

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for using band-limited subframes in wireless communication networks are provided. During the band-limited subframes, the macro cell base station may mute its transmission or transmit at a low power over some frequency sub-band, while transmitting at a normal or higher power over other frequency sub-band. ... Blackberry Limited

03/26/15 / #20150084600

System and method of mitigating high-temperature , high-charge gas swelling of battery of portable electronic device

A method mitigates or even prevents gas swelling of a battery of a portable electronic device at high temperatures and states of charge of the battery. The method comprises: receiving “temperature” and “state of charge” signals, which are functions of a temperature and state of charge of the battery, respectively; determining, as corresponding functions of the “temperature” and “state of charge” signals, whether the temperature is within an elevated operating-temperature range and the state of charge is within an elevated state-of-charge range; cycle-forming the battery a predetermined number of cycles; and terminating the “cycle-forming” operation of the battery when the pre-determined number of cycles is reached.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150082297

Updating firmware on mobile devices

Updating firmware on mobile devices can be performed during device management (dm) sessions between mobile devices and one or more servers. A server can provide data to at least one node of a firmware update management object (fumo) stored at a mobile device. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150081443

System and method for advertising

An advertisement sharing system transmits by a processor an advertisement to a first user device based on a criterion for transmitting the advertisement. A request is received from the first user device to share the advertisement with a second user device. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150081369

Systems and methods for providing files in relation to a calendar event

Systems and methods are provided for providing suggested files in relation to a calendar event. An electronic device receives an input related to the calendar event. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150079975

Method and device for wireless network coexistence

A method and device are disclosed for transmission control based on conditions at a receiver. A condition for a received channel of a first wireless network when one or more transmitters for a second or additional wireless networks are transmitting is determined. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150079936

Method and system for conference call security override

A method for controlling access to a conference call, the method comprising authenticating a mobile device in accordance with access requirements for the conference call rejecting the mobile device if the participant does not comply with the access requirements in response to the rejection, determining by a processor based on information other than said access requirements that the mobile device is legitimate and overriding the rejection to allow connection to the conference call if it is determined that the mobile device is legitimate.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150079906

Temporary identifiers and expiration values for discoverable user equipments (ues)

A temporary identifier is assigned to a discoverable user equipment (ue) in an assignment, an expiration value is assigned to the assignment, and the temporary identifier and the expiration value are associated to a long-term identifier of the discoverable ue. The temporary identifier and an indication of the expiration value are provided to the discoverable ue. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078678

Using narrow field of view monochrome camera for producing a zoomed image

Methods and electronic devices for producing a zoomed image using a narrow field of view monochrome camera are described. In one aspect, the method includes: receiving a color image that is captured by a color camera; receiving an achromatic image that is captured by a monochrome camera with the monochrome camera having a narrower field of view than the color camera; and merging the color image and the achromatic image to produce an enhanced image.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078635

Structure for multicolor biometric scanning user interface

A mobile computing device including a biometric scanning interface that changes color in response to a predetermined condition. The biometric scanning interface comprises a layer of heat-sensing elements and a multi-element layer comprising heating elements and thermochromic polymer elements. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078634

Multicolor biometric scanning user interface

A mobile computing device may include a biometric sensor in proximity with a color-controlled layer. Where the color of the color-controlled layer may be changed, a processor of the mobile computing device may control the color of the color-controlled layer responsive to sensing various conditions. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078445

Transposing a block of transform coefficients, based upon an intra-prediction mode

Methods and devices for video coding are described. If an intra-prediction mode to be used in encoding a block of residual data is in a specific predetermined class, e.g., the horizontal class, then at least a portion of a quantized transformed block of residual data is transposed during encoding. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078432

Coding position data for the last non-zero transform coefficient in a coefficient group

Methods and devices for video coding are described. When encoding a non-zero coefficient group (cg) prior to the last such group in a group scan ordering within a transform block, data representative of the true (x,y)-position of the last non-zero transform coefficient in a scan ordering within that cg is modified, to improve coding efficiency, based upon at least one of (a) an intra-prediction mode used to encode the block and (b) at least one coefficient group neighbouring that cg. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078310

Rach procedures and power level for mtc devices

Random access channel (rach) procedures and power levels for machine type communication (mtc) devices are disclosed. An example method for controlling one or more transmissions between a wireless device and a base station, the one or more transmissions including at least an initial transmission, includes: providing a current timing advance indicative of a propagation delay from the wireless device to the base station; selecting an access timing advance based on the current timing advance; and transmitting the initial transmission using the access timing advance.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078238

System and method for discontinuous reception control start time

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

03/19/15 / #20150078212

Full duplex resource reuse enablement

Systems and apparatuses involve implementing methods that may include receiving, by enhanced user equipment (eue), an assignment of resource blocks (rbs) from an enodeb (enb), wherein the eue is configured to receive full-duplex transmissions; for each assigned rb, measuring interference caused by uplink transmissions from one or more legacy ues; and reporting, to the enb, the measured interference. The present implementations may provide an eue-based approach, an eue and enb interactive approach, an eue baseband approach, and an eue analog approach to reducing interference for full duplex enabled mobile devices.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078208

System and method for maintaining privacy applied to communications caused by an emergency

A user equipment (ue) and a method operable at the ue are disclosed. The method includes sending a first sip message to a network, the first sip message requesting a first service comprising at least privacy; responsive to sending the first sip message, receiving at the ue a sip response message, the sip response message including a contact header field with an indicator as a value, the indicator based on the first service; and sending a second sip message with the indicator, the second sip message requesting a second service.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/19/15 / #20150078177

Mitigating interference in full duplex communication

Systems and apparatuses involve implementing methods that may include receiving, by enhanced user equipment (eue), an assignment of resource blocks (rbs) from an enodeb (enb), wherein the eue is configured to receive full-duplex transmissions; for each assigned rb, measuring interference caused by uplink transmissions from one or more legacy ues; and reporting, to the enb, the measured interference. The present implementations may provide an eue-based approach, an eue and enb interactive approach, an eue baseband approach, and an eue analog approach to reducing interference for full duplex enabled mobile devices.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150074754

Certificate management method based on connectivity and policy

Plural modes of operation may be established on a mobile device. Specific modes of operation of the mobile device may be associated with specific spaces in memory. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150074752

System and method for secure control of resources of wireless mobile communication devices

Systems and methods for secure control of a wireless mobile communication device are disclosed. Each of a plurality of domains includes at least one wireless mobile communication device asset. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150074606

Methods and software for facilitating the selection of multiple items at an electronic device

A computer-implemented method of facilitating the selection of multiple items at an electronic device having a touch sensitive display and for receiving user input, the device, comprising: displaying on the display a grid list of icons representing selectable items, the icons being ordered in the grid: in rows extending in a first direction and being arranged consecutively in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, the grid list comprising at least one column; or in columns extending in a first direction and being arranged consecutively in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, the grid list comprising at least one row; and, in response to the device receiving user input in the form of a touch starting from a first icon and continuing forwards or backwards in the first direction, causing items represented by icons adjacent to the first icon forwards or backwards in the ordered grid list to be selected consecutively.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150074600

Device and method for identifying data

There is provided a method in an electronic device having a display and means for receiving user input, the method comprising detecting a first user input in a first display area of a display, updating a display of data on a second display area of the display in accordance with the detected first user input, generating a third display area on the display for receiving a second user input, detecting a second user input in the third display area and updating the display of the data in the second display area in accordance with the detected second user input. There is also provided an electronic device comprising processing circuitry which is configured to carry out the method.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150072738

Three dimensional haptics hybrid modeling

A method and apparatus for producing a haptic sensation is disclosed. An acoustic transducer at a first cellular communication device is used to determine a gesture of a user object with respect to a first cellular communication device. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150072679

Higher priority network scanning

A user equipment (ue) determines whether the ue is camped on a highest priority network. The ue being configured to scan for a higher priority network even though the ue is already camped on the highest priority network as specified in a network selector data structure that identifies networks and that indicates respective priorities of the identified networks. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150072666

Teleconferencing with multiple headsets coupled to a single mobile telephone

Various methods for using external audio devices with a single mobile telephone are proposed, where the external audio devices have audio input functionality and audio output functionality. To support conferencing, audio data of a single telephone call involving the mobile telephone is communicated with two or more external audio devices. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150071252

Determination of appropriate radio resource to be requested in case of a circuit-switched (cs) fallback procedure

A system and method for implementing fallback on a wireless device for circuit switched fallback from a first network that does not provide a circuit switched domain service is presented. A paging message is received from the first network. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150071183

Determining hybrid arq indicators

A system and method may provide user equipment (ue)-implemented inter-cell interference mitigation. In some implementations, a method in a user equipment for hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) indicator determination includes separating received physical harq indicator channel (phich) modulation symbols into two data streams: (1) phich modulation symbols including interference from cell-specific reference symbol (crs) transmissions, and (2) phich modulation symbols including substantially no interference from the crs transmissions. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150071167

Method and apparatus for setup of a circuit switched call during circuit switched fallback

A method, at a user equipment (‘ue’), the method: sending a request to a first network for circuit switched fallback (‘csfb’); receiving, responsive to the request, redirection information; acquiring a second network based on the redirection information; initiating establishment of circuit switched (‘cs’) voice radio bearers with the second network; waiting for a predetermined event to occur; after the predetermined event has occurred, establishing a packet switched (‘ps’) connection with the second network. Further, a method, at a network element, the method receiving a request for circuit switched fallback (‘csfb’) from a user equipment (‘ue’); sending, to the ue, redirection information; receiving a routing area update (‘rau’) message from the ue; waiting for a predetermined event to occur; upon the predetermined event occurring, responding to the rau message.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150070418

Duplex printing

According to one example, there is provided a method of duplex printing. The method comprises printing recto pages and associated recto checkmarks on a first side of a web and printing verso pages and associated verso checkmarks on a second side of a web, the length of each successively printed recto and verso checkmark varying in accordance with a respective recto and verso checkmark length sequence, determining the length of successive printed verso and recto checkmarks and determining their sequence position in the appropriate checkmark length sequence, and determining whether a print error has occurred based on the determined recto and verso checkmark sequence positions.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/12/15 / #20150069921

Device having light intensity measurement in presence of shadows

A device and method for detecting lighting conditions to enable brightness control of a display are disclosed. The device includes a display and a first photodiode array to detect light in a visible spectrum and a non-visible spectrum that is incident on the first photodiode array. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150066368

Method and device for computer-based navigation

A video route-previewing system includes a route-previewing device for receiving input defining a starting point and a destination point and for identifying a route based on the starting point and the destination point. A preview-generating device receives the route from the route-previewing device and generates an image request for the route. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150065104

Method and system for status notifications for conferences

A method, mobile communication device, and computer-readable storage medium are provided for displaying a message associated with a received first request for establishing a connection to a conference call; receiving, on the mobile communication device, a delay option selection; displaying, based on the received delay option selection, a plurality of delay-time options, each of the plurality of delay-time options providing a delay time for establishing a connection to the conference call; and receiving a selection of one of the plurality of delay-time options associated with a time for establishing a connection to the conference call.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150065037

Device, method and system for efficiently powering a near field communication device

A device, method and system for efficiently powering a near field communication device are provided. The devices comprises: a module configured to: exchange data with a near field communication (nfc) device; and transmit energy to the nfc device; and, a processor configured to: receive, using the module, energy data from the nfc device, the energy data comprising data for determining a difference between a current energy level of an energy storage apparatus at the nfc device and a given amount of energy for performing a given function at the nfc device; determine the difference from the energy data; and, transmit, using the module, an amount of energy corresponding to the difference, to the nfc device.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150063503

Maximum likelihood detection

A method of symbol detection in an electronic device employing multi-user multiple input multiple output (mu-mimo) communication over a first transmission layer of first and second transmission layers comprises various steps. A receiver comprises processing circuitry for performing these steps. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150063495

Soft detection of m-ary dpsk signals

In some implementations, a method of a receiver includes receiving an m-ary differential phase-shift keying (dpsk) signal containing a phase offset and optionally a phase rotation. The phase offset of the received signal may be estimated. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150063173

System and method for connecting to a conference call

Methods and systems are disclosed for connecting an electronic device to a conference call. The method includes determining, at a conference server, whether the electronic device is voip-enabled. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150063155

Paging in heterogeneous networks using restricted subframe patterns

A method for operating a ue in a wireless communications network is provided. The method comprises using, by the ue, a frequency parameter of paging frames and a restricted subframe pattern to determine one or more paging frames and occasions to monitor.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150063131

Effecting change to transmit duty cycle of wlan transceiver

An apparatus has a wireless local area network (wlan) transceiver and one or more sensors. The sensors are monitored. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150063114

Multiple concurrent data link management

An apparatus and method of determining an allocation of data across multiple data communications networks. A respective characteristic of the first data communications network and the second data communication network are determined based on receiving a respective first and second portion of a data set sent through respective channels to a receiver. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150062321

Device control by facial feature recognition

An electronic device is controlled by scanning a face at an ultrasonic frequency, by at least one audio speaker. Facial features are mapped based on the scanning and repetitive movements of the facial features are detected by mapping the facial features over time. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150062130

Low power design for autonomous animation

Devices, methods, and non-transitory media for controlling a microdisplay are described. A device includes a microdisplay; and a display controller for the microdisplay. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150062090

Function selection by detecting resonant frequencies

A function of an electronic device is selected by detecting a resonant frequency generated by a tapping on a selection region of a device housing. The function of the device is selected based on the detected resonant frequency.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150062059

Electronic device including touch-sensitive display and method of detecting touches

An electronic device includes a display controller, first drive electrodes operably coupled to the display controller to drive the first drive electrodes to detect touches on a display while the electronic device is operating in a normal power condition, a touch controller operably coupled to the display controller, second drive electrodes operably coupled to the touch controller to drive the second drive electrodes to detect touches on the display while the electronic device is operating in a reduced power condition, and sense electrodes operably coupled to the touch controller.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150061944

Mobile wireless communications device with split antenna feed network and related methods

A device may include a housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the housing, and an antenna element carried by the housing and having first and second feeds, and a split antenna feed network carried by the housing and providing a phase shift between the first and second feeds. The split antenna feed network may include a first capacitor having a first terminal coupled to the first feed and a second terminal coupled to the wireless transceiver, a second capacitor having a first terminal coupled to the second feed and a second terminal, a first inductor having a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first capacitor and a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the second capacitor, and a second inductor having a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the second capacitor and a second terminal coupled to a voltage reference.. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150061932

Gps pre-acquisition for geotagging digital photos

A handheld electronic device, such as a gps-enabled wireless communications device with an embedded camera, a gps-enabled camera-phone or a gps-enabled digital camera, determines whether ephemeris data needs to be obtained for geotagging digital photos taken with the device. By monitoring user activity with respect to the camera, such as activation of the camera, the device can begin pre-acquisition of a gps position fix by obtaining needed ephemeris data before the photograph is actually taken. ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150061849

Electronic device including actuator and method of controlling same for providing tactile output

A method of controlling an electronic device includes detecting receipt of an input, determining a response number in response to receipt of the input, and actuating an actuator of the electronic device a discrete integer number of times based on the response number.. . ... Blackberry Limited

03/05/15 / #20150061839

Device and method for determining redundancies in near field communication tag detection

A device and method for determining redundancies in near field communication tag detection are provided. A device comprising: a sensor configured to receive nfc tag identifiers from at least one near field communication (nfc) tag; and, a processor configured to: compare a first nfc tag identifier to a second nfc tag identifier, both the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier having been received by the sensor within a given time period; when the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier are the same, infer that the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier are associated with a single nfc tag; and when the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier are not the same, infer that the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier are associated with two different nfc tags.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/26/15 / #20150057003

Systems and methods for mobile stations to identify radio access technologies

A mobile station capable of being served via a first radio access technology (rat) and a second rat. The mobile station includes a component configured to receive a permission to identify a cell of the first rat in absence of a first radio access type neighbour cell list for a serving cell of the second rat. ... Blackberry Limited

02/26/15 / #20150055625

Method for accessing a service unavailable through a network cell

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

02/26/15 / #20150055535

Control signal management system and method

A user equipment (ue) including a processor configured to transmit control plane data irrespective of on-duration/off-duration status.. . ... Blackberry Limited

02/26/15 / #20150055516

Mitigating interference between co-located wireless technologies

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

02/26/15 / #20150054774

Contact-free interaction with an electronic device

The present disclosure provides an electronic device configured to detect an object positioned at a distance. The electronic device includes a reference oscillator generating a reference signal having a reference frequency; and a first measurement oscillator coupled to a first antenna located at a first position of the electronic device. ... Blackberry Limited

02/26/15 / #20150054699

Tunable multiband multiport antennas and method

An antenna, comprising a plurality of feed points and tuning elements for tuning a resonant frequency at each feed point independently of the others of the plurality of feed points. The tuning elements are placed on the configured radiating element such that for a given feed point its tuning element is placed on the configured radiating element where a current distribution of the other feed points is a minimum.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/26/15 / #20150054579

System and method for fast polynomial pre-distortion

A system and method for method of pre-distorting a signal applied to a power amplifier to compensate for distortion introduced by the power amplifier at different power settings, comprising pre-distorting the signal according to a pre-distortion polynomial, prior to amplification of the signal by the power amplifier; adaptively estimating and applying pre-distortion polynomial coefficients to the pre-distorter by saving successive iterations of adaptive estimation of the pre-distortion polynomial coefficients; and regularizing estimation of the pre-distortion polynomial coefficients over successive iterations according to a modified objective function that initially constrains growth in the magnitude of the pre-distortion polynomial coefficients and then relaxes the constraint in growth over successive iterations until estimation is reduced to a steady-state least squares estimation.. . ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150051901

Methods and devices for providing predicted words for textual input

A computer-implemented method for use in an electronic device includes obtaining a set of candidate words without character-based input. A display of the electronic device displays a first virtual keyboard that presents a first subset of the candidate words and information identifying a plurality of categories associated with the candidate words. ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150050940

Coordinating allocation of resources for use by small cells

A controller receives information relating to at least one of multiple small cells. Responsive to the received information, the controller coordinates allocation of resources for use by the small cells in communicating data with respective user equipments (ues), where the coordinating of the allocation of resources reduces interference among the small cells.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150050887

Methods and devices for facilitating bluetooth pairing using a camera as a barcode scanner

Embodiments of the systems, devices and methods described herein generally facilitate performing bluetooth pairing between a first device and a second device. In accordance with one example embodiment, a first device generates a barcode that encodes bluetooth pairing data for transmission to the second device, wherein the pairing data comprises a bluetooth address associated with the first device, and wherein the pairing data further comprises a personal identification number usable to complete the bluetooth pairing, the barcode is transmitted to the second device, and bluetooth pairing is performed with the second device.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150049663

Providing secondary coverage in a mobile communication system

Example methods, apparatus, articles of manufacture and systems for providing secondary coverage in a mobile communication system are disclosed. Example methods for a first device to provide secondary coverage in a mobile communication system include transmitting a secondary coverage signal and receiving a presence indication from a second device. ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150049649

Wireless access network node having an off state

A wireless access network node receives a configuration for a discovery signal for transmission by the wireless access network when in an off state. The wireless access network node in the off state transmits the discovery signal according to the configuration for detection by a user equipment (ue).. ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150049027

Electronic device and method of identifying frequency for detecting touches

A method includes identifying a first plurality of drive frequencies at which drive electrodes of a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device are driven, wherein the first plurality of drive frequencies includes a first frequency and a second frequency. A first noise value at the first frequency is determined. ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150049025

Double pre-loaded deflection webs for keypad

A keypad for an electronic device is provided and includes a substrate, a plurality of frets disposed with the substrate and a plurality of mechanical keys disposed with the substrate and arrayed in rows interleaved among the plurality of frets, at least one of the keys being deflectable toward a position at which a switch of a circuit is affected and a capacitive sensor layer disposed between the frets and the keys and the substrate to register movement of a capacitive element across the frets and the keys.. . ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150049024

Double pre-loaded deflection webs for keypad

A keypad for an electronic device is provided and includes a substrate comprising an array of dome elements, an array of frets, an array of mechanical keys disposed in rows interleaved between the frets, a first deflection web supportively disposed adjacent to the substrate and a second deflection web disposed between the frets and the keys and the first deflection web. The substrate is configured to pre-load the first and second deflection webs toward the keys.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/19/15 / #20150049011

Method and apparatus for enhancing three-dimensional image processing

A system and method of controlling displayed three-dimensional visual content is disclosed. A signal is received from a user operated adjustment device, the signal being generated by a physical movement of the adjustment device by the user, wherein the signal corresponds to a desired adjustment of the displayed three-dimensional content. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150046868

System and method for providing secondary content using a colour controller

A method of providing secondary content on a mobile device such that the secondary content is associated with a controller and is a member of one of a plurality of content categories. The method includes displaying primary content on an interface of the mobile device; receiving the secondary content at the mobile device; applying a visual property to the controller, the visual property identifying the content category that the secondary content is a member of. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150046840

Indicating status of application program with icons

A computing device (100) and computing environment displays a graphical user interface (110) that presents a plurality of icons (260). Each icon is related to a different aspect of a resident software application. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150046258

Communications system providing mobile device advertisments based upon activity history and related methods

A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device and an advertising server cooperating with the at least one mobile wireless communications device via a wireless communications network. The advertising server may be for generating an activity history for the at least one wireless communications device including geographical positions at corresponding times of day, and selectively sending advertisements to the at least one mobile wireless communications device based upon the activity history and a given time of day.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150045081

Method and apparatus for creating a communication group using an address book

A method and apparatus for creating a communication group for a given type of communication using a mobile station for initiating communication sessions of the given type among mobile stations are disclosed. A group definition for determining members of the new communication group is composed from one or more contacts from the electronic address book such as by selecting from the address book using the mobile station. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150045038

Communicating radio resource configuration information

A first wireless access network node receives common radio resource configuration information of a second wireless access network node. A data offload request is sent to the second wireless access network node to perform a data offload for a user equipment (ue) attached to the first wireless access network node.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150043824

Methods and devices for providing intelligent predictive input for handwritten text

A computer-implemented method for use in an electronic device includes receiving a first handwritten input comprising at least one handwritten character, and obtaining a plurality of candidate words that correspond to at the least one handwritten character. A first electronic instruction is generated to display information identifying one or more of the candidate words on a display of the electronic device. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150043652

Significance map encoding and decoding using partition selection

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

02/12/15 / #20150043541

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

A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device is not detected, initiating a time-slot boundary by the first device including: transmitting a first presence signal of the first device in a selected time-slot; and checking for an acknowledgment to the first presence signal.. . ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150043508

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

02/12/15 / #20150043435

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

A method at a first wireless network element, the method receiving, from a second wireless network element, a plurality of packet data units (pdus) for a user equipment; transmitting the pdus to the user equipment (ue); compiling a pdu delivery status report in response to the transmitting of the pdus; and sending the compiled pdu delivery status report to the second wireless network element.. . ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150043412

System and method for uplink timing synchronization in conjunction with discontinuous reception

A system and method are disclosed for providing uplink timing synchronization during drx operation in a wireless communication system.. . ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150043390

Dynamic cell clustering

In some implementations, a method for dynamic cell clustering includes splitting, by an initial central coordinator, the cluster into two or more clusters in response to a message from a small cell in a cluster. The initial cluster includes a plurality of cells, including the small cell, with each cell assigned a same time division duplex (tdd) configuration.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150043333

Media rate adaption using a median filter

In an exemplary embodiment of this disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes encoding a first portion of media at an encoding rate. The first portion of the media is streamed over a network from a sending device to a receiving device. ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150043141

Mobile electronic device and methods of manufacture thereof

Disclosed herein is a mobile device comprising a plate; the plate being adapted to accommodate a printed circuit board; a ring bonded to the plate; a seal disposed between the ring and the plate, the plate and ring and seal forming a mid-plate structure; wherein the seal comprises a platform; and a housing unit bonded to the platform.. . ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150042789

Determining the distance of an object to an electronic device

Described is a method of determining a proximity of an object to an electronic device, the method comprising: determining the proximity of the object to the electronic device using a non-camera proximity sensor; and in response to the occurrence of the trigger event, determining the proximity of the object to the electronic device using a second proximity sensor.. . ... Blackberry Limited

02/12/15 / #20150042537

Tunable microwave devices with auto-adjusting matching circuit

An embodiment of the present disclosure provides an impedance matching circuit including a matching network. The matching network includes a first port and a second port, and one or more variable reactance components. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150040120

Method and system for selecting a program for download

A system selects an application program for download. The system includes a host system, such as a personal computer, having a disk sub-system storing a plurality of application programs. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150038182

Methods and apparatus for delivering a message to two or more associated wireless communication devices

A method is performed by a message-originating communication device. The method includes inputting, by the device's user interface, a request to deliver a message to a first address. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150038074

Method and apparatus for anti-eavesdropping in vunerable nfc applications

A system and method may dynamically (a) adjust signal characteristics of individual portions of a near field communication (“nfc”) transmission, and/or (b) change nfc wireless communication channels. A transmitting device may transmit to a receiving device via multiple nfc channels. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150036735

Wireless transmission of real-time media

A method, wireless communication device, and computer readable medium, are disclosed, for encoding real-time media for wireless transmission from a source to a sink over a wireless transmission channel. The wireless device initiates a peer-to-peer communication session between the sink and the source, then determines based on a time-allocation for the wireless transmission, an available bandwidth for the wireless transmission. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150036733

Wireless transmission of real-time media

A method, wireless communication device, and computer readable medium, are disclosed, for wireless transmission of real-time media from a source to a sink over a wireless transmission channel. The wireless device initiates a peer-to-peer communication session between the sink and the source, and determines based on a time-allocation for the wireless transmission, an available bandwidth for the wireless transmission. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150036666

Timing advance group in lte small cell enhancement

A method for communication in a wireless telecommunication system is provided. The method includes assigning a first cell of a first network node to a first timing advance group (tag) of a user equipment (ue) and assigning a second cell of a second network node to a second tag of the ue, wherein the second network node has a separate mac (medium access control) scheduler from the first network node, and wherein the ue is able to transmit data on both the first and the second cell.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150036566

Uplink power sharing control

A user equipment detects that an aggregate of calculated uplink transmit power of the ue exceeds a threshold. In response to the detecting, a power of at least one of a plurality of frequency-division multiplexing (fdm)-based uplink transmissions of the ue over corresponding wireless connections with respective wireless access network nodes is adjusted.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150036514

System and method for managing communications for two networks in a communication device

A system, method and device for adjusting communication parameters for networks communicating with a communication device are provided. The method comprises: when the communication device is linked to a first communication network and a second communication network, comparing a strength of received signals from the second network against a threshold; and when the strength of the received signals is less than the threshold, adjusting a network parameter of signals received from the second communication network by the communication device.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150036282

Support for a portable electronic device

A support includes a device-receiving groove for receiving a portable electronic device. A centre of gravity of the support being selected to bias the support to remain in a device-receiving position when no portable electronic device is received therein and bias the support to remain in an upright position when the portable electronic device is received therein.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150035785

Electronic device and method of detecting touches on a touch-sensitive display

A method includes, during a touch-detecting scan of a touch sensitive display, applying a first plurality of pulses to a first drive electrode coupled to a controller by a first conductor, and applylng a second plurality of pulses to a second drive electrode coupled to the controller by a second conductor that is longer than the first conductor. The second plurality is greater in quantity than the first plurality.. ... Blackberry Limited

02/05/15 / #20150035758

Electronic device and method of detecting touches on a touch-sensitive display

A method includes determining a first output voltage of a battery of an electronic device. Based on the first output voltage, a first configuration file is identified. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150033329

Password entry using 3d image with spatial alignment

A method of controlling access to an electronic device is disclosed. The method comprises: generating a modified first image from a first image, wherein the first image and the modified first image include a first image reference point; generating a modified second image from a second image, wherein the second image and the modified second image include a second image reference point; displaying a three dimensional representation of the modified first image overlaid by the modified second image; authenticating access to the electronic device in response to substantial alignment of the first image reference point in the modified first image with the second image reference point in the modified second image.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150033191

System and method for manipulating an object in a three-dimensional desktop environment

An electronic device, method and interface for the device, for performing an action with a processor through a three-dimensional desktop environment is disclosed. A three-dimensional desktop environment is generated by a display and projected into a real space. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150032828

Friendly names for stored cpm conversation histories

A method is provided for providing a meaningful representation for a conversation that occurs according to an oma cpm protocol. The method comprises generating a friendly name for the conversation, wherein the friendly name comprises a string of characters that form a meaningful expression to a conversation participant, and associating the friendly name with the conversation.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150032542

Location-variable contextual contacts

A method for updating location-dependent contact information entails, at a first location, storing first location-dependent contact information for a first service-providing entity as a contact in an address book in a memory of the mobile device, determining a current location of the mobile device, and in response to determining that the current location has changed from the first location to a second location, automatically updating the address book by replacing the first location-dependent contact information in the address book with second location-dependent contact information for a second entity equivalent to the first entity.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150031314

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, wherein the tunable reactance circuit is adjustable to a plurality of tuning states, and wherein the determination of a tuning state is based on parameters associated with a detected interference. Additional embodiments are disclosed.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150031288

Mobile wireless communications device providing bluetooth switchover features based upon near field communication (nfc)

A mobile wireless communications device may include a near field communication (nfc) transceiver, a bluetooth transceiver, and a controller coupled with the nfc transceiver and the bluetooth transceiver. The controller may be configured to communicate with a first bluetooth device via the bluetooth transceiver using at least one bluetooth profile supported by the first bluetooth device, communicate with a second bluetooth device via the nfc transceiver and determine if the at least one bluetooth profile is also supported by the second bluetooth device, and when the at least one bluetooth profile is also supported by the second bluetooth device, cease using the at least one bluetooth profile with the first bluetooth device and begin using the at least one bluetooth profile with the second bluetooth device.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150029105

Handheld electronic device and method for disambiguation of text input and providing spelling substitution

A handheld electronic device includes a reduced qwerty keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate text input. The device is structured to identify and output representations of language objects that are stored in the memory and that correspond with a text input. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150029086

Backlight for touchless gesture detection

A device and method to detect a gesture performed by an object in touch-less communication with the device are described. The device includes two or more ambient light sensors arranged at respective first surface locations of the device, each of the two or more ambient light sensors sensing light intensity at the respective first surface location. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150029085

Apparatus and method pertaining to the use of a plurality of 3d gesture sensors to detect 3d gestures

A device having at least two 3-dimensional gesture sensors that employ differing gesture-sensing modalities as compared to one another further includes a control circuit that operably couples to both of these 3-dimensional gesture sensors and employs both to detect three-dimensional gestures. By one approach the control circuit employs both sensors in a temporally-overlapping manner to reliably and accurately detect the 3d gesture. ... Blackberry Limited

01/29/15 / #20150028186

Backlight for touchless gesture detection

A device and method to detect a gesture performed by an object in touch-less communication with the device are described. The device includes two or more ambient light sensors arranged at respective first surface locations of the device, each of the two or more ambient light sensors sensing light intensity at the respective first surface location. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150026819

Selectively allowing reference to object on unlock display screen

Methods and devices for selectively allowing a reference to an object to be included on an unlock display screen are described. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented method is described. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150026612

Actionable user input on displayed items

There is provided a method in an electronic device having a display and means for receiving user input, the method comprising detecting a user input directed at an item displayed on a display and determining whether the user input is a first user input or a second user input, wherein the first user input is different in at least one respect from the second user input. If the item is linked to one or more additional items and the detected user input is the first user input, the method comprises selecting the item and the one or more additional items as a group of items, for performing an action on the group of items. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150026601

Method and user interface for facilitating conference calls

Presented are systems and methods for presenting conference call information using a mobile conferencing system. The mobile conferencing system classifies a call type parameter as a conference call based on conference details. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150026592

Device and method for filtering messages using sliding touch input

A device and method for filtering messages using sliding touch input are provided. The device comprises a processor; a memory storing messages of different types, at least a subset of the messages designated as unread messages; and a touchscreen including a display. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150026590

Device and method for filtering messages

A device and method for filtering messages is provided. The device comprises: a processor; a memory storing messages, at least a subset of the messages designated as unread messages; and a touchscreen including a display. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150026457

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

01/22/15 / #20150026269

System and method for incorporating chat elements into a communication interface

A method performed by a first mobile device is provided. The method comprises: detecting an activity update to an account associated with the first mobile device; communicating the activity update to at least one account contact; receiving a response to the communicated update from the at least one account contact; displaying in a display of the first mobile device: an activity update view having the response appended to the activity update; and a messaging view of a messaging session between the account and the at least one account contact, the messaging view displaying the activity update in association with the response.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150026093

Apparatus and method of wireless instant messaging

A wireless communication device declares one of a plurality of extended instant messaging states and transmits the declared states to a presence information server. Declared extended instant messaging states for destination devices are received, and an enhanced instant message based on declared extended instant messaging states is generated.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150023401

Space and latency-efficient hsdpa receiver using a symbol de-interleaver

A method at a mobile device, the method comprising: receiving one or more data symbols; determining reduced symbols for each of the data symbols, the reduced symbols corresponding to each of at least two orthogonal components of the data symbols; and, storing the reduced symbols in a symbol buffer.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150022635

Using multiple flashes when obtaining a biometric image

A mobile communication device may have a photography subsystem, multiple light sources on a posterior side and an image signal processor (isp). The isp may control the photography subsystem and the timing of the flashing of the multiple light sources to obtain multiple images. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150022457

Key assembly for electronic device

A key assembly for an electronic device that includes a keycap defining a key that has a non-opaque portion to identify the key that is backlit. The assembly includes a light guide positioned in spaced relation to the keycap. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150022456

Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation

A handheld electronic device enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150022411

Method and system for multiple feed point antennas

An antenna, including a radiating element configured to have a fundamental resonance frequency being regarded as a first harmonic resonance frequency fo, and feed points positioned on the configured radiating element at selected multiple locations that correspond to where a multiple of the first harmonic resonance frequency have current maxima, wherein feeds at the feed points cooperate at an operating frequency of the antenna to constructively combine their respective antenna radiation patterns.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150022281

Capacitors adapted for acoustic resonance cancellation

An embodiment of the present invention provides a method, comprising reducing the losses due to electro-mechanical coupling and improving q in a multilayered capacitor by placing a first capacitor layer adjacent at least one additional capacitor layer and sharing a common electrode in between the two such that the acoustic vibration of the first layer is coupled to an anti-phase acoustic vibration of the at least one additional layer.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/22/15 / #20150022194

Magnetometer for aligning a portable device on a planar charging surface of an inductive charging unit

A portable electronic uses a magnetometer to determine an alignment with an inductive charging unit magnetic charging field. The alignment increases a portion of the magnetic charging field generated by the inductive charging unit and received by the portable device to better power the device and reduce battery recharge times. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150019939

Device and method for improved lost frame concealment

A method and system are described herein that employ a lost frame concealment technique for processing data frames received during transmission over a communications channel. The lost frame concealment technique involves determining whether a current data frame is a bad frame, performing source decoding on the current data frame with one or more parameters that are limited by a first set of one or more values if the current data frame is a bad frame, and performing source decoding on the current data frame with one or more parameters that are not limited if the current data frame is a good frame.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150019863

Method of handling a certification request

In a certification request, a user device includes an object identifier. When a certification authority generates an identity certificate responsive to receiving the certification request, the certification authority includes the object identifier, thereby allowing improved management of the identity certificate at the user device and elsewhere.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150019857

Method and system for controlling system settings of a computing device

Methods and devices for controlling system settings of a computing device are described herein. One example embodiment comprises: determining configuration data associated with a software application, wherein the configuration data identifies one or more new system settings to be temporarily enforced on the computing device during an execution of the software application, and wherein the configuration data is digitally signed; and in response to an initiation of the execution of the software application, reconfiguring system settings on the computing device; wherein the reconfiguring comprises verifying at least one digital signature associated with the digitally signed configuration data; wherein if the at least one digital signature associated with the digitally signed configuration data successfully verifies, then the reconfiguring further comprises temporarily enforcing new system settings for the duration of the execution of the software application.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150019652

Qualified email headers

A method and system provide qualifiers for electronic message header fields. The electronic messages may be email, text, or other messages sent via a wireless or wired communications networks. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150019646

System and method for enabling a peer-to-peer (p2p) connection

A system and method are provided that enable a registrar or other server or proxy device to be used to provide a path between a pair of endpoint devices for exchanging addressing information, in order to establish a direct p2p connection. Once that connection is established, the connection may be used for any p2p data communications, e.g. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150019552

Merging sets of data objects for display

Disclosed is a method of merging a first set of data objects and a second set of data objects for displaying on a display screen, the method comprising: retrieving a first identifier associated with a first memory location, the first memory location for storing the first set of data objects; retrieving a second identifier associated with a second memory location, the second memory location for storing the second set of data objects; comparing the first identifier and the second identifier; and grouping one or more first data objects from the first set of data objects and one or more second data objects from the second set of data objects based on the comparison.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150019539

Methods and devices for providing a text prediction

A method for use in an electronic device including a display and a keyboard, the method including: receiving input reflecting selection of one or more characters through the keyboard; generating a predicted string of one or more characters based on the received input; determining a confidence value for the predicted string, based on a determination that the received input associated with a first one of the one or more selected characters reflects more than a single tap on a key of the keyboard; and displaying the predicted string on the display based on the determined confidence value.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150017971

Electronic device including actuator for providing tactile output

An electronic device includes a base, a membrane coupled to and spaced from the base, an actuator disposed between the base and the membrane, and spaced from the membrane when the actuator is not actuated, and a controller configured to control actuation of the actuator to cause the actuator to contact the membrane.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150017960

Systems and methods for generating a calling list for a conference call

Systems and methods are described that facilitate the generation of calling lists for use in planning or setting up conference calls. The system may include a communications module and a contact database comprising a plurality of contact records, each contact record corresponding to a different contact. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150017931

System and method for controlling envelope tracking in a transmitter with closed loop power control

A system and method for controlling envelope tracking in a transmitter with closed loop power control, including up-converting and pre-amplifying a baseband signal to a pre-amplified rf signal, amplifying the pre-amplified rf signal, converting the envelope of the baseband signal into a shaped envelope signal, adjusting the gain of the pre-amplified rf signal, and adjusting the shape of the envelope signal in response to changes in the gain of the pre-amplified rf signal.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150016612

System and method for remote reset of password and encryption key

Data is secured on a device in communication with a remote location using a password and content protection key. The device stores data encrypted using a content protection key, which itself may be stored in encrypted form using the password and a key encryption key. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150016390

Method and system for hybrid automatic repeat request operation for uplink coordinated multi-point signaling

A method and system for hybrid automatic repeat request operation for uplink coordinated multi-point signaling, the method in one embodiment sending a data packet from a user equipment to a plurality of network elements; waiting for a control indication from at least one of the plurality of network element; and retransmitting the data packet to the plurality of network elements if the control indication specifies retransmission is required.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150016335

Type ii relay node initialization procedures

A relay node including one or more components configured to encode a message to be transmitted to an access node, the message used to identify the relay node as a relay node during initialization of the relay node.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150016295

Methods of channel state information feedback and transmission in coordinated multi-point wireless communications system

A method of operating an enb in a wireless communication network is provided, wherein the enb is configured for coordinated multipoint (comp) transmission. The method comprises determining, by the enb, whether to use a fall back transmission scheme for communicating with a ue in the network, wherein the fall back transmission scheme is different from a regular transmission scheme. ... Blackberry Limited

01/15/15 / #20150015788

Methods and devices for providing companion services to video

Methods and devices for providing companion services to video are described. In one example embodiment, the method includes: identifying text contained within a video; determining, by performing pattern matching, if the identified text in the video contains actionable text; and if the identified text in the video contains actionable text, providing access to one or more features based on the actionable text.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/08/15 / #20150012874

Electronic device and method for character deletion

A keyboard for an electronic device is provided, having a key with indicia to indicate direction of backspace or deletion.. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/08/15 / #20150012807

Method and apparatus for generating a new event directly from a document

An event providing apparatus includes a storage device in communicating with a date/time detector module. The detector module detects a condition that at least a portion of information stored on the storage device could be mapped to an event, identifies date and time entries in the information, and generates a hyperlink to open an application for creating an event for each entry, the date and time being provided to the application to generate the event directly from the information. ... Blackberry Limited

01/08/15 / #20150011231

Application-based wireless device initiated radio resource management

A method and apparatus for radio resource management in a wireless device is provided. A type of data connection to be established between the wireless device and a network is determined. ... Blackberry Limited

01/08/15 / #20150011211

Mitigation of radio interference and thermal issues using radio access technology selection

A wireless ue device uses a method of radio technology and channel selection for transferring device traffic that includes detecting, at a wireless user equipment device, a condition related to at least one of temperature and radio interference and responsive to the detecting, determining to associate a data application on the wireless ue device with a radio access technology (rat).. . ... Blackberry Limited

01/08/15 / #20150009982

Method of limiting use of a mobile wireless access point near a wireless local area network

To promote network security in a wireless local area network (wlan), a mobile communication device, which is operable as a mobile wireless access point, may read a wlan identifier that is known to be used by the wlan and an indication of a channel on which a wireless access point of the wlan is known to operate. The device may then monitor the channel for a transmission of the wlan identifier. ... Blackberry Limited

01/08/15 / #20150009973

Method and apparatus for enabling transmission in a slotted radio data communication system by pausing data reception

Apparatus, and an associated method, that facilitates communication of data in a radio communication system that utilizes a slotted communication scheme. Multiple successive time slots are allocable upon which to communicate data to a receiving communication station. ... Blackberry Limited

01/08/15 / #20150008112

Hybrid keypad apparatus

Hybrid keypad apparatus are disclosed herein. An example dome sheet carrier apparatus disclosed herein includes a first carrier portion having a first plurality of domes and a second carrier portion adjacent the first carrier portion. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150007310

System and method for controlling access to secure resources

A system and method for controlling access to a secure resource in a device are disclosed. In some embodiments, the device may include a processor capable of receiving a first request from a first application of a plurality of applications executable by the processor, where the first request requests access to the secure resource, and the first request identifies the plurality of applications. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150007308

Password by touch-less gesture

A device and method to use a password by touch-less gesture are described. The device includes two or more ambient light sensors arranged at respective surface locations of the device, each of the two or more ambient light sensors measuring light intensity at the respective surface location. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150004944

Generating message notifications providing direction actions

A method and device for generating message notifications at a computing device is provided. The computing device receives a message indicator from a mobile device, the indicator associated with a message received by the mobile device. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150003430

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

01/01/15 / #20150003228

Handling services during device backoff

An example method to handle services during device backoff involves maintaining a device backed off from a packet-switched domain. When the device is backed off from the packet-switched domain, a request is sent to attach the device to an access network in a circuit-switched domain. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150002945

Electronic device with hidden gap between frame and lens

An electronic device is provided and includes a substrate assembly comprising a first area and a frame at a periphery of the first area and a lens, which is configured to be affixed to the first area, and which comprises a second area and a curved area at a periphery of the second area. The curved area is separated from the frame by a gap and is configured to reflect light across the gap to hide the gap from an observer looking into the gap.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150002720

Camera control using ambient light sensors

A system and method to control a camera application executed on a device are described. The system includes two or more ambient light sensors arranged at respective surface locations of the device, each of the two or more ambient light sensors measuring light intensity at the respective surface location. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150002537

Application of filters requiring face detection in picture editor

An electronic device and method of operation, the electronic device including at least one processor communicatively coupled to a display and memory, the processor configured for filtering a facial image rendered on the display. In an illustrative embodiment, the at least one processor is configured to generate a boundary around the facial image, the boundary having 2-dimensional x and y coordinates relative to boundaries of the display; store the coordinates in memory; in response to at least one of a cropping and moving of the image, recalculate the coordinates to match a new transform setting; and apply an effect to the facial image based on the updated coordinates.. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150002386

Gesture detection using ambient light sensors

A device and method to detect a gesture made by an object in touch-less communication with the device are described. The device includes a collection engine to collect light intensity measurements of light intensity at two or more measurement cycles from two or more ambient light sensors arranged at respective surface locations of the device. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150002385

Gesture detection using ambient light sensors

A device and method to detect a gesture made by an object in touch-less communication with the device are described. The device includes two or more ambient light sensors arranged at respective surface locations of the device, each of the two or more ambient light sensors configured to measure light intensity at the respective surface location. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150002383

Touch-less user interface using ambient light sensors

A device and method to detect a gesture by an object in touch-less communication are described. The device includes two or more ambient light sensors arranged at respective surface locations of the device and measuring light intensity at the respective surface locations, two or more infrared illuminators that emit infrared light, and two or more infrared receivers that measure reflectance resulting from the infrared light encountering the object. ... Blackberry Limited

01/01/15 / #20150002162

Diagnostic use of physical and electrical battery parameters and storing relative condition data

In at least one embodiment, a power management module measures an electromagnetic radiation spectrum or a voltage response of a battery module. The measured electromagnetic radiation spectrum or voltage response of the battery is compared to a plurality of reference electromagnetic radiation spectrums or voltage responses, respectively, which may be determined for authentic batteries, for example. ... Blackberry Limited








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