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Qualcomm Incorporated patents (2015 archive)


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

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12/31/15 / #20150382375

Full duplex operation in a wireless communication network

Methods, apparatus, and computer software are disclosed for communicating within a wireless communication network including a scheduling entity configured for full duplex communication, and user equipment (ue) configured for half duplex communication. In some examples, one or more ues may be configured for limited (quasi-) full duplex communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382372

Methods and apparatus for efficient support of variable bit rate voice traffic on long term evolution uplink

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques and apparatus for efficient support of variable bit rate (vbr) voice traffic on lte uplink. In an aspect, a base station may periodically schedule transmission resources for use by a user equipment (ue) for transmitting data on a logical channel, wherein the periodically scheduling grants the ue a fixed first transport block (tb) size of transmission resources at regular intervals, receive an indication from the ue of an amount of data for transmission on the logical channel, and adjust the fixed first tb size of the periodically scheduled transmission resources to a fixed second tb size based on the indicated amount of data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382370

Partition scheduling based on beamtracking

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus determines a first set of channels for communicating with another apparatus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382362

Resource specific interference mitigation

Methods, systems, and devices are described for identifying and mitigating in-device coexistence interference for multicarrier systems implementing soft combining decoding techniques. In some aspects, the described techniques include identifying time-frequency resources of a received signal subject to coexistence interference at a transceiver of a wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382361

Handling transmit blanking in multi-carrier high-speed uplink packet access-capable multi-sim-multi-active modems

Various embodiments implemented on a mobile communication device (e.g., a multi-carrier-capable communication device) mitigate the degraded performance experienced by an aggressor subscription performing transmit blanking on an interfering carrier frequency during a coexistence event by leveraging the availability of a non-interfering carrier frequency. In various embodiments, the mobile communication device may signal the aggressor subscription's network to adjust resources granted to the interfering carrier frequency and the non-interfering carrier frequency to improve overall data throughput and/or to reduce the likelihood of reception problems, such as increased retransmission requests from the network and stalls/delays in sending subsequent transport blocks. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382346

Asynchronous time division duplex operation in a wireless network

Techniques for supporting communication in an asynchronous tdd wireless network are described. In an aspect, downlink transmissions and uplink transmissions may be sent on different carriers in an asynchronous tdd wireless network to mitigate interference. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382334

Method and apparatus for lightweight messaging during initial synchronization, discovery, and association in directional wireless systems

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives a discovery signal transmitted from a connection point (cp) via a directional beam. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382319

Techniques for tracking destinations on a mobile computing device

Various embodiments of systems and techniques for tracking destinations on a mobile computing device are described. In one or more embodiments, the mobile computing device may comprise or implement hardware and/or software configured to determine arrival at a destination and what is situated at the destination. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382285

Other radio access technology search inside a gsm tune-away gap in multi-sim devices

A mobile communication device, includes: a radio frequency (rf) receive chain; a control unit configured to tune the rf receive chain to receive signals from one of a first radio access technology (rat) and a second rat different from the first rat; and a first signal modification unit configured to modify the signals received from the first rat. The control unit is further configured to suspend operation of the first signal modification unit when the rf receive chain is tuned to receive signals on the second rat.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382268

Handover with integrated antenna beam training in wireless networks

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for sustaining a link with a wireless network are provided. The apparatus communicates data with the wireless network via a first link with a first base station, acquires a resource to perform a beam training sequence with a second base station, wherein the acquired resource allows the beam training sequence with the second base station to be performed while the data is communicated via the first link, performs the beam training sequence and exchanging signaling information with the second base station using the resource to establish a second link to the second base station, evaluates a link strength of the second link based on the beam training sequence, and determines whether to switch the data communication from the first link to the second link based on the evaluation.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382227

Adaptive control of crowdsourcing data using mobile device generated parameters

Method and apparatus for controlling crowdsourcing data are disclosed. The method may include comparing a set of access points detected in an area of a wireless environment by the mobile device to a set of known access points for the area, determining a level of crowdsourcing based at least in part on the comparison, where the level of crowdsourcing controls a quantity of crowdsourcing data to be collected, uploaded, or a combination thereof by the mobile device, and performing crowdsourcing, at least in part, in accordance with the determined level of crowdsourcing, where the determined level of crowdsourcing affects a frequency of crowdsourcing operations to be performed by the mobile device, a type of quantization to be applied to crowdsourcing data collected, or some combination thereof.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382216

Systems and methods for improved protection modes in high-efficiency wireless networks

Methods and apparatus for adjusting transmission power in wireless networks are provided. One aspect of the disclosure provides an apparatus for wireless communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382190

Enhanced secure identity generation

An authentication system includes a first authentication key associated with a first device, the first authentication key having a corresponding authentication level, a second authentication key associated with a second device, the second authentication key having a corresponding authentication level, and an enhanced authentication key generated when the first and second authentication keys are combined, the enhanced authentication key having an authentication level that represents a higher authentication level than the authentication level of the first authentication key and the authentication level of the second authentication key.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382183

System and method for updating dataset versions resident on a wireless device

A system and method for selectively updating the versions of stored datasets on a wireless device that selectively communicates to a wireless network and downloads datasets, such as software applications and information, from download servers on the wireless network. The wireless device has a resident dataset version summary file that identifies the version of each resident dataset, and upon the wireless device attempting to communicate with the download server, the wireless device compares the version of each specific resident dataset listed in the resident dataset version summary file with the version of downloadable datasets resident on the download server to thereby determine if the version of a wireless device resident dataset is different from the version of a download server resident dataset. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382180

Femtocell message delivery and network planning

Techniques for femtocell message delivery and network planning are described herein. A mobile device sends a registration request to an access point, such as a femtocell access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382050

System and method for synchronizing media output devices connected on a network

A media output device operates to receive audio and/or video data for a content item. The audio and/or video data can be communicated from another device over a network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382023

Bitstream conformance constraints in scalable video coding

An apparatus configured to code video information in a bitstream includes a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The memory is configured to store video information associated with a first layer including a first picture and a second layer including a second picture, the first picture associated with a current access unit (au). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382022

Bitstream conformance constraints in scalable video coding

An apparatus configured to code video information in a bitstream includes a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The memory is configured to store video information associated with a plurality of video layers in the bitstream, the plurality of video layers in the bitstream divided into a plurality of bitstream partitions, herein each bitstream partition contains at least one of the plurality of video layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382018

Recovery point sei message in multi-layer video codecs

A device for video encoding multi-layer video data includes a memory configured to store at least a portion of a multi-layer bitstream of video data and one or more processors configured to: encode a first access unit comprising at least a layer and a reference layer of the layer; determine if the first access unit is a recovery point; in response to the first access unit being a recovery point, include in the first access unit, a recovery point sei message that applies to at least the layer and the reference layer; and generate the first access unit with the sei message.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382010

Method for motion vector difference (mvd) and intra block copy vector difference (bvd) coding of screen content video data

A method for motion vector difference (mvd) coding of screen content video data is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes determining an mvd between a predicted motion vector and a current motion vector and generating a binary string comprising n bins via binarizing the mvd. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150382009

Filters for advanced residual prediction in video coding

A video coder is configured to apply a separable bilinear interpolation filter when determining reference blocks as part of advanced residual prediction. Particularly, the video coder may determine, based on a motion vector of a current block in a current picture of video data, a location of a first reference block in a first reference picture. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381998

Multi-layer video coding

A device for encoding video data includes a memory configured to store at least a portion of a multi-layer bitstream of video data and one or more processors configured to determine that a supplemental enhancement information (sei) message applies to more than one layer of the multi-layer video data; determine that the sei message references a syntax element that has multiple instances associated with the more than one layer of the multi-layer video data; and set all of the multiple instances to a same value.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381997

Multi-layer video coding

A device for decoding video data includes a memory configured to store at least a portion of a bitstream of multi-layer video data and one or more processors configured to receive a first access unit delimiter (aud) network abstraction layer (nal) unit for a first access unit, wherein a layer identifier for the first aud nal unit is equal to zero; receive a second aud nal unit for the first access unit, wherein a layer identifier for the second aud nal unit is greater than zero; and decode the first access unit.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381996

Multi-layer video coding

A device for processing video data includes a memory configured to store at least a portion of a multi-layer bitstream of video data; and one or more processors configured to receive the portion of the multi-layer bitstream, the multi-layer bitstream comprising a plurality of layers, the plurality of layers comprising a non-independently decodable non-base layer (non-inbl) and an independently decodable non-base layer (inbl); receive a video parameter set (vps) associated with the coded video data, the vps comprising first representation format parameters; receive a sequence parameter set (sps) associated with the inbl, the sps comprising second representation format parameters; process the non-inbl based on the first representation format parameters; and process the inbl based on the second representation format parameters.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381991

Multi-layer video coding

A device for processing video data includes a memory configured to store at least a portion of a bitstream of multi-layer video data and one or more processors configured to generate a first video coding layer (vcl) network abstraction layer (nal) unit for a first picture of an access unit, the first vcl nal unit comprising a first slice type; generate a second vcl nal unit for a second picture of the access unit, the second vcl nal unit comprising a second slice type; and generate an access unit delimiter (aud) nal unit based on the first and second slice types.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381965

Systems and methods for depth map extraction using a hybrid algorithm

Aspects relate to methods of generating a high-resolution image containing object depth information. A method may include capturing a first image of an object using a first camera, the first image including light projected in a known pattern on the object, extracting depth information at a first resolution from the first image, the depth information extracted based on a pattern of the projected light in the first image and capturing a second image of the scene using a second camera, the second image captured at a second resolution which is higher than the first resolution. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381890

Flash collision detection, compensation, and prevention

Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for flash collision detection, compensation, and prevention. For example, the flash of another camera or other sudden increases in ambient lighting of an image scene can introduce unwanted quality degradations into captured images, for example over-exposure of part or all of the captured image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381868

Flash collision detection, compensation, and prevention

Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for flash collision detection, compensation, and prevention. For example, the flash of another camera or other sudden increases in ambient lighting of an image scene can introduce unwanted quality degradations into captured images, such as over-exposure of part or all of the captured image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381805

Methods and systems of processing mobile calls

A method of optimizing call dialing may include receiving a first call including one or more of a session identification number, a contact identification number, a contact name and a direct inward dialing number, determining a call provider and a callee provider based on the first call, determining cost information associated with one or more numbers corresponding to a callee and routing a second call between the caller and the callee based on one or more of the caller provider, the callee provider and the cost information.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381754

Unifying cloud services for online sharing

Example embodiments relate to unify cloud services for online sharing. In example embodiments, a system use a web service model to detect a user interaction with a web service and obtain, based on the user interaction, cloud service models associated with cloud services. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381689

Methods, systems and devices for spoiler alert and prevention using networking framework

Methods, systems and devices are provided for blocking spoiler content from being presented by a content presenting device to a user of a mobile computing device. The content presenting device and the mobile computing device may communicate using a networking framework. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381614

Method and apparatus for utilizing biometrics for content sharing

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for biometric based media data sharing. The method may include initiating, in a first device, biometric data capture of a user based, at least in part, on playback of media data by the first device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381401

Switched capacitor transmitter circuits and methods

The present disclosure includes switched capacitor transmitter circuits and methods. In one embodiment, a digital data signal is thermometer encoded and a negative thermo-encoded signal is bit order reversed to control capacitors in a switched capacitor transmitter circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381399

Systems and methods for wireless communication in sub gigahertz bands

Systems, methods, and devices for wireless communication. In one aspect, an apparatus for wireless communication is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381389

Use of time auto-correlation for channel estimation

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for channel estimation in wireless communications. The method, systems, and apparatuses operate in a time-division duplex (tdd) scheme. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381378

Service continuity with embms support on non-self-standing carrier frequency

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381377

Method and apparatus for managing addresses and connectivity arrangements for transporting multicast data in a wireless network

The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for managing multicast addresses and connectivity arrangements for transporting multicast data in a wireless network. According to certain aspects, embodiments of the invention enable allocation of multicast addresses to facilitate reliable multicast/groupcast transmissions by any device in a wireless network, and not just an access point, as well as in wireless networks where there is no support for 802.11aa. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381343

System and method for monitoring media stream buffers of media output devices in order to synchronize media content output

A controller output device monitors a media stream buffer on each of multiple receiver output devices. The controller output device determines, at a given instance of time, a buffer data size value of the media stream buffer on each of the receiver output devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381340

Multi-wire signaling with matched propagation delay among wire pairs

In a multi-wire channel that includes at least three wires, each unique wire pair of the multi-wire channel has approximately the same signal propagation time. In this way, jitter can be mitigated in the multi-wire channel for signaling where, for a given data transfer, a differential signal is transmitting on a particular pair of the wires and every other wire is floating. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381329

Method and apparatus supporting improved wide bandwidth transmissions

A method for transmitting information in a wireless system is provided. In this method, the traffic on a plurality of channels can be determined. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381322

System and method for information verification based on channel awareness

This disclosure describes techniques for operating a client device to communicate with a wireless access point to validate data within a frame by comparing channel quality metrics and duration metrics to thresholds. Information received within a validity window may be treated as correctly received even if the frame fails a subsequent verification process or if reception of the frame is terminated prior to the end of the frame.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381291

Tiered approach to radio frequency (rf) co-existence

Various embodiments implemented on a mobile communication device leverage the availability of a plurality of coexistence mitigation strategies to choose a coexistence mitigation strategy that may be most successful in avoiding and/or mitigating coexistence interference between an aggressor rat and a victim rat. In response to determining that a coexistence event between the aggressor rat and the victim rat is occurring or is about to occur, a processor on the mobile communication device may determine various priority criteria related to the mobile communication device's current circumstances (e.g., network resources, device resources, etc.) and/or related to each available coexistence mitigation strategy. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381282

Polarization assisted wireless transmission

Methods, systems, and devices are described for selecting a polarization mode. A transmitter may select a polarization mode from a plurality of polarization modes available for transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381218

Skew control for three-phase communication

Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include skew control for three-phase communication. A three-phase communication involves three signal branches. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381215

Switched capacitor transmitter circuits and methods

The present disclosure includes switched capacitor transmitter circuits and methods. In one embodiment, the present disclosure includes a plurality of switched capacitor transmitter circuits coupled to inputs of an inductive network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381201

System and method for dictionary-based cache-line level code compression for on-chip memories using gradual bit removal

A multi-pass compression iteratively removes combinations of bits from locations in each word of a cache line of an uncompressed data stream. For each combination of removed bits, the remaining bits in the word values of the cache line are analyzed to generate a compression score. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381161

Glitch suppression in an amplifier

A driver circuit includes detectors responsive to the operating region that a driven switch is operating in. The driver circuit is operative to drive the gate of the driven switch at a speed responsive to the output of the detectors.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381120

Slew rate control boost circuits and methods

The present disclosure amplifier circuits and methods having boosted slew rates. In one embodiment, an amplifier circuit comprises an output stage comprising a first output transistor, the first output transistor comprising a gate, a source, and a drain, wherein the gate receives a signal to be amplified. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381119

Audio switching amplifier

A switching amplifier includes a compensation circuit to compensate for dc offset in the amplifier, to enhance operation of the switching amplifier. The compensation circuit may comprise a sar adc, where the dac element can be used to provide a compensation voltage. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381113

Phase-dependent operational amplifiers employing phase-based frequency compensation, and related systems and methods

Phase-dependent operational amplifiers (“op-amps”) employing phase-based frequency compensation, and related systems and methods are disclosed. A phase-dependent op-amp is provided configured to provide output voltage based on inputs switched by clock signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150381112

Filter with an auxiliary mixing path

An apparatus includes an auxiliary mixing path configured to receive a differential signal. The apparatus also includes a filter having an input coupled to the auxiliary mixing path.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380627

Lid assembly for thermopile temperature sensing device in thermal gradient environment

A temperature sensing device and method for fabrication of the temperature sensing device are described that include a second temperature sensor disposed on and/or in the lid assembly. In an implementation, the temperature sensing device includes a substrate, a ceramic structure disposed on the substrate, a thermopile disposed on the substrate, a first temperature sensor disposed on the substrate, and a lid assembly disposed on the ceramic structure, where the lid assembly includes a base layer, a first filter layer disposed on a first side of the base layer, a first metal layer disposed on a second side of the base layer, a passivation layer disposed on the first metal layer, where the passivation layer includes at least one of a second metal layer, a via, a metal plate, or an epoxy ring, and a second temperature sensor disposed on and/or in the passivation layer.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380325

Physical layout features of integrated circuit device to enhance optical failure analysis

An integrated circuit device includes an active silicon layer, and at least one passive metal layer placed in an input region and an output region of the device. The at least one passive metal layer has a surface area and thickness for at least one of the input region or the output region to provide a phase shift of an optical laser, the phase shift corresponding to an optimized visibility of the optical laser during an optic failure analysis of the device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380257

Method of forming finfet having fins of different height

A device is fabricated on a silicon-on-insulator (soi) wafer formed of a substrate, a bottom oxide layer on the substrate and an active silicon layer on the bottom oxide layer, where the active silicon layer has a surface opposite the bottom oxide layer. A first mask is formed over the surface at a first portion of the wafer, leaving a second portion of the wafer unmasked. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380008

High-band signal coding using mismatched frequency ranges

A method includes generating a first signal corresponding to a first component of a high-band portion of an audio signal. The first component has a first frequency range. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380007

Temporal gain adjustment based on high-band signal characteristic

The present disclosure provides techniques for adjusting a temporal gain parameter and for adjusting linear prediction coefficients. A value of the temporal gain parameter may be based on a comparison of a synthesized high-band portion of an audio signal to a high-band portion of the audio signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150380006

Temporal gain adjustment based on high-band signal characteristic

The present disclosure provides techniques for adjusting a temporal gain parameter and for adjusting linear prediction coefficients. A value of the temporal gain parameter may be based on a comparison of a synthesized high-band portion of an audio signal to a high-band portion of the audio signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379740

Exposure metering based on background pixels

The disclosed technology relates to image-capturing methods. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an image frame comprising a plurality of pixels and subtracting foreground pixels from the image frame to obtain background pixels. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379680

Load scheme for shared register in gpu

Techniques are described for determining whether data of a variable for each of a plurality of graphics items is same. If determined that the data is the same, the techniques store the data in a storage location of a specialized shared general purpose register that is associated with the variable.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379676

Texture pipe as an image processing engine

A texture pipe of a graphics processing unit (gpu) may receive a texture data. The texture pipe may perform a block-based operation on the texture data, wherein the texture data comprises one or more blocks of texels. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379663

Rendering graphics to overlapping bins

In an example, a method for rendering graphics data includes rendering pixels of a first bin of a plurality of bins, wherein the pixels of the first bin are associated with a first portion of an image, and rendering, to the first bin, one or more pixels that are located outside the first portion of the image and associated with a second, different bin of the plurality of bins. The method also includes rendering the one or more pixels associated with the second bin to the second bin, such that the one or more pixels are rendered to both the first bin and the second bin.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150379262

Dynamic patching for diversity-based software security

Methods, devices, and non-transitory storage media for dynamic patching of diversity-based software executing on a computing device. One of many variations of various module utilized by software may be selected from a list of available module variations to be used when software is executed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378955

Generating combined bus clock signals using asynchronous master device reference clocks in shared bus systems, and related methods, devices, and computer-readable media

Generating combined bus clock signals using asynchronous master device reference clocks in shared bus systems, and related methods, devices, and computer-readable media are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for generating combined bus clock signals comprises detecting a start event by each master device of multiple master devices communicatively coupled to a shared clock line of a shared bus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378418

Systems and methods for conserving power in a universal serial bus (usb)

Systems and methods for conserving power in a universal serial bus (usb) are disclosed. In one aspect, when a usb device enters a low power mode (e.g., u1 or u2), a clock associated with the usb device is modified to also enter a low power mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/31/15 / #20150378381

Systems and methods for energy cost optimization

Energy-related devices such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) units, electric vehicle charging platforms, and solar panels are becoming increasingly networkable within a home or business environment. Furthermore, utility providers are offering flexible pricing schemes that adjust the cost of energy over time based on overall demand, and the energy pricing data is made publically available. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373741

Method and apparatus for reducing self-jamming of transmissions on adjacent carriers

The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for multi-carrier transmissions over adjacent channels that reduce self-jamming due to asymmetric interference. In an aspect, a large bandwidth load-base equipment (lbe) carrier may be provided such that cca is performed jointly over the entire bandwidth. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373711

Carrier aggregation diversity antenna module with integrated lna banks

A carrier aggregation diversity antenna module with integrated low noise amplifier banks is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes at least one switch configured to establish a transmit signal path to transmit an uplink signal from at least one diversity antenna and to establish a receive signal path to receive downlink diversity signals from the at least one diversity antenna. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373702

Protection for multi-user transmissions

Aspects of the present disclosure provide various mechanisms for protection of mu transmissions, such as ul mu mimo and ul ofdma. The mechanisms may allow for various nav setting options for ul mu mimo or ul ofdma. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373681

Cell id and antenna port configurations for epdcch

A method of wireless communication is provided which includes receiving, at a first user equipment (ue), a first reference signal on a first set of resource elements of a first enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch). The first reference signal is mapped to a same set of antenna ports that are mapped to a second reference signal transmitted on a second set of resource elements of a second epdcch to at least a second ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373671

Tune away in multi-sim/multi-standby device

A user equipment (ue) including a single receiver tunes away from a first communication entity to perform a communication activity for a second communication entity during a network configured measurement gap associated with a first communication entity. In one instance, the user equipment performs the communication activity for the second sim when the user equipment determines that a page of the second sim occurs during the network configured measurement gap. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373667

Method to reduce page misses in multi-sim user equipment by split acquisition

Systems and methods are described for acquiring a first radio access technology (rat), by segmenting an acquisition process of the first rat into a plurality of chunks; executing a first chunk of the acquisition process; executing at least one portion of a paging process for paging a second rat after the first chunk has been executed and before a second chunk is executed; and executing a second chunk of the acquisition process. Each of the plurality of chunks includes a portion of the acquisition process.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373652

Cca clearance in unlicensed spectrum

Techniques are described for contention-based wireless communications channel access that may improve the likelihood that a contention procedure will pass and allow a device to transmit an uplink or downlink transmission using the contention-based channel. Various disclosed techniques may determine a transmit power for a subsequent transmission based on channel characteristics during one or more clear channel assessment (cca) time durations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373650

Automated parameter adjustment to compensate self adjusting transmit power and sensitivity level at the node b

A small base node such as a home base node (hnb), or femto cell, may reduce its transmit power in order to prevent co-channel or adjacent channel interference, or to limit its coverage area. Once the power is set, the hnb signal to a served home user equipment (hue) its transmit common pilot channel (cpich) transmit power for accurate path loss estimation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373644

Packet filtering for saving power at a user equipment

The present disclosure presents a method and an apparatus for packet filtering to save power at a user equipment (ue). For example, the disclosure presents a method for receiving a packet filtering configuration message, at a modem processor (mp) of the ue, from an application processor (ap) in communication with the mp, wherein the packet filtering configuration message includes one or more packet filtering rules for filtering packets associated with one or more applications, configuring a packet filter at the mp based at least on the one or more packet filtering rules received in the packet filtering configuration message, and enabling the configured packet filter at the mp in response to receiving an indication from the ap that the ap entered a low power or sleep mode, wherein the enabled packet filter allows or drops a packet based on the packet filtering rules. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373639

Systems and methods for power saving via enhanced scanning and beaconing for co-located aps and associated stas

A wireless terminal, when operating in a system including co-located access points (aps), may, to save scan power, only scan for a second wireless network when the received signal strength indicator (rssi) from a first wireless network (wan) is above or below a certain threshold. The ap from a first wan may obtain the rssi of a second wan from terminals in the coverage of the second wan, and compute the rssi edge of the second wan. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373638

Target cell selection for multimedia broadcast multicast service continuity

Transfer of multimedia broadcast/multicast services (mbms) over a single frequency network (mbsfn) service and idle mode unicast service for a mobile entity from a source base station to a target base station may be managed by a base station or mobile entity of a cellular wireless communications system (wcs). Operations related to the transfer may include obtaining an mbms status of the mobile entity, and/or obtaining mbms support information for the base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373627

Ue initiated discovery in assisted millimeter wavelength wireless access networks

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373615

Base station sharing air interface resources between access and backhaul

Base stations with shared air interface between access and backhaul are provided. One method of base station communication includes allocating air interface resources of between mobile access links and backhaul links, receiving packets, routing, when the packets were received on a first backhaul link, the packets to a queue of a second backhaul link for transmission on select air interface resources, routing, when the packets were received on a third backhaul link, the packets using a routing layer function to a higher layer function, routing, when the packets were received from a first mobile access link, the packets to a queue of a fourth backhaul link for transmission on select air interface resources, and routing, when the packets were received from a fifth backhaul link, the packets to a queue of a second mobile link for transmission on select air interface resources.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373605

Event 6d enhancements

The present aspects relate to enabling a user equipment (ue) to operate in dual carrier mode during wireless communication, including generating an event trigger to be transmitted to a network entity in response to the ue satisfying a maximum transmit power threshold value, wherein generating the event trigger initiates a trigger timer that controls when to transmit the event trigger to the network. The aspects further include determining whether a plurality of optimization conditions are met, and modifying a transmission scheme based on the determination that the plurality of optimization conditions are met, wherein modifying the transmission scheme prevents the transmission of the event trigger to the network entity and resets the trigger timer.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373602

Preemptive mobile handover preparation

Apparatuses and methods for performing preemptive mobile handover preparation are provided. One such method of wireless communication for a wireless communication device includes receiving a first radio resource control (rrc) handover preparation message including information sufficient to enable a handover to each of a plurality of preselected target cells, storing the handover information for each of the plurality of preselected target cells, selecting, at the wireless communication device, a first preselected target cell from the plurality of preselected target cells, performing a handover to the first preselected target cell of the plurality of preselected target cells, and sending an rrc connection reconfiguration complete message to the first preselected target cell.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373593

Channel enhancement in millimeter wavelength wireless access networks

A base station (anchor node) determines that a channel quality for a ue is less than a threshold quality, and commands one or more base stations to adjust a periodicity of performing a beam sweep with the ue based on whether said channel quality is determined to be less than the threshold quality. A base station (mmw base station) adjusts a periodicity for performing a beam sweep with a ue based on a channel quality associated with the ue, and performs the beam sweep at the adjusted periodicity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373582

Dynamic bandwidth management for load-based equipment in unlicensed spectrum

Systems and methods for dynamic bandwidth management for load-based equipment in unlicensed spectrum are disclosed. In an aspect, the disclosure provides a method for dynamic bandwidth management. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373568

Predicting channel state

A process of wireless communication for obtaining channel quality information alignment includes predicting a channel state of a future downlink subframe of a signal. The process also includes providing a base station with a set of parameters based on the predicted channel state. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373566

Method to reduce the transmission delay for data packets

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a modem. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373540

Secure mechanism for obtaining authorization for a discovered location server

Methods and apparatuses are presented for use in a terminal to access a discovered location server. The methods may include in response to a determination that a first network does not support authenticated access from the terminal to a home location server, obtaining authenticated access to the home location server using a second network that does support authenticated access to the home location server by the terminal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373536

Triggering event processing

Systems, methods, and programs for processing extra data when a triggering event occurs. In one embodiment, an application, triggering event data, and extra data is stored on a wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373533

Target cell selection for multimedia broadcast multicast service continuity

Transfer of multimedia broadcast/multicast services (mbms) over a single frequency network (mbsfn) service and idle mode unicast service for a mobile entity from a source base station to a target base station may be managed by a base station or mobile entity of a cellular wireless communications system (wcs). Operations related to the transfer may include obtaining an mbms status of the mobile entity, and/or obtaining mbms support information for the base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373531

Systems and methods for enhanced system information decoding

Embodiments of the present invention include devices, systems and methods for enhanced system information decoding. For example, a method for wireless communication by a multi-sim wireless communication device is described. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373503

Method and apparatus for positioning system enhancement with visible light communication

Method, mobile device, computer program product, and apparatus for performing positioning system enhancement is described. A visible light communication (vlc) signal is received at a mobile device in an environment and the mobile device measures an external field in response to receiving the vlc signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373500

Apparatus and method for multi-hypothesis location testing

Systems, apparatus and methods to perform hypothesis localization are presented. An access point (ap) is associated with one specific area, such as an lci (location context identifier). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373483

Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for providing alternate visualization via wireless docking

Various aspects of the present disclosure provide for a first device that may establish a wireless docking session with a second device. The first device may determine whether a profile of a second device matches a profile stored in the first device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373377

Value ranges for syntax elements in video coding

Systems and methods for coding video data are disclosed. The method can include determining a reference picture set (rps) for a current picture based on one or more reference pictures. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373376

Systems and methods for selectively signaling different numbers of video signal information syntax structures in a parameter set

Techniques and systems are provided for encoding and decoding video data. For example, a method of decoding video data includes accessing an encoded video bitstream encoded according to a first coding protocol. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373375

Systems and methods for signaling hypothetical reference decoder parameters in a parameter set

Techniques and systems are provided for encoding and decoding video data. For example, a method of encoding video data includes generating an encoded video bitstream comprising multiple layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373374

Extensible design of nesting supplemental enhancement information (sei) messages

In an example, a method for video coding includes processing a supplemental enhancement information (sei) network abstraction layer (nal) unit that comprises one or more sei message structures in a raw byte sequence payload (rbsp), such that one or more sei message structure includes at least one nesting sei message structure having one or more sei messages. In various embodiments, the sei nal unit is processed, and a syntax element, indicative of a number of sei messages comprised within the at least one nesting message structure, is coded.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373373

Signaling hrd parameters for bitstream partitions

In one example, a device for coding (e.g., encoding or decoding) video data includes a memory for storing data of a bitstream, and a video coder configured to determine whether to code an initial arrival delay syntax element of a bitstream partition initial arrival time supplemental enhancement information (sei) message of the bitstream based on whether hypothetical reference decoder (hrd) parameters are coded for the bitstream, and in response to determining to code the initial arrival delay syntax element, coding the initial arrival delay syntax element. The video coder may determine to code the initial arrival delay syntax element only when a vclhrdbppresentflag for the bitstream has a value of true, e.g., only when video coding layer (vcl) hrd parameters are coded in the bitstream or when vcl hrd operations are determined to be needed in the bitstream.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373370

Intra block copy block vector signaling for video coding

This disclosure describes techniques for coding video data according to an intra block copy (bc) coding mode. A block vector difference that identifies a prediction block may be represented by a plurality of syntax elements, which may be encoded and decoded. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373362

Deblocking filter design for intra block copy

A video coding device may encode and/or decode video data. The video coding device encodes a first video block in a first picture by predicting values of the first video block based on a previously encoded video block in a second picture different than the first picture. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373361

Profile, tier, level for the 0-th output layer set in video coding

Systems and methods for encoding a decoding video data are disclosed. The method for decoding video data can include receiving a bitstream having a plurality of layers of video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373358

Systems and methods for intra-block copy

Techniques and systems are provided for encoding and decoding video data. For example, a method of encoding video data including a plurality of pictures is described. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373357

Systems and methods for intra-block copy

Techniques and systems are provided for encoding and decoding video data. For example, a method of encoding video data includes obtaining video data at an encoder, and determining to perform intra-picture prediction on the video data, using intra-block copy prediction, to generate the plurality of encoded video pictures. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373356

Signaling hrd parameters for bitstream partitions

In one example, a device for coding (e.g., encoding or decoding) video data includes a memory configured to store video data, and a video coder configured to code hypothetical reference decoder (hrd) parameters for each sub-layer of each bitstream partition of a video bitstream; and process the video bitstream using the hrd parameters. The video coder may code the hrd parameters in the form of a loop over the hrd parameters that is iterated for each of the sub-layers, and/or indexes to respective sets of hrd parameters for each of the sub-layers.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373350

Temporal motion vector prediction (tmvp) indication in multi-layer codecs

An apparatus for coding video information according to certain aspects includes a memory and a processor configured to: determine a value of a first flag indicative of whether preceding pictures that precede a current picture in a current layer in decoding order are used for temporal motion vector prediction (tmvp) of subsequent pictures that follow the current picture in the current layer in decoding order, the first flag associated with the current picture; and refrain from using the preceding pictures in the current layer as reference pictures for tmvp of the current picture, in response to determining that the value of the first flag indicates that the preceding pictures in the current layer should not be used for tmvp of the subsequent pictures in the current layer.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373349

Cross-component prediction in video coding

A system and method for decoding video. A first syntax element for a block of video data is received, a value of the first syntax element indicating one of a plurality of mapping functions to be used to determine a magnitude of a scaling parameter for cross-component prediction. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373348

Systems and methods for selectively performing a bitstream conformance check

Techniques and systems are provided for encoding video data. For example, a method of encoding video data includes generating an encoded video bitstream comprising multiple layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373347

Signaling hrd parameters for bitstream partitions

In one example, a device for coding (e.g., encoding or decoding) video data includes a memory configured to store video data, and a video coder configured to code a value for a syntax element that indicates a number of sub-layers of a bitstream for which hypothetical reference decoder (hrd) parameters are coded, wherein the value indicates that the number of sub-layers for which hrd parameters are coded is less than a maximum number of sub-layers indicated by a video parameter set (vps) of the bitstream, code hrd parameters for the number of sub-layers as indicated by the value for the syntax element, and process the bitstream using the hrd parameters.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373346

Conformance and inoperability improvements in multi-layer video coding

This disclosure provides devices and methods for processing video data. The method can include extracting an output operation point from received video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373345

Video coding using end of sequence network abstraction layer units

Techniques and systems are provided for decoding and processing video data. For example, a method of decoding video data includes accessing an encoded video bitstream comprising multiple layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373344

Systems and methods for constraining representation format parameters for a parameter set

Techniques and systems are provided for encoding video data. For example, a method of encoding video data includes generating an encoded video bitstream comprising multiple layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373343

Representation format update in multi-layer codecs

An apparatus for encoding video information according to certain aspects includes a memory and a processor configured to: receive a video parameter set (vps) including one or more representation format syntax structures, the vps indicating a first representation format syntax structure associated with a first layer of the plurality of layers; receive a sequence parameter set (sps) including (1) a reference to a second representation format syntax structure in the vps or (2) a third representation format syntax structure not included in the vps, each representation format syntax structure including a first flag indicative of whether to code color components of chroma format of a layer separately; and update a value of a first variable indicative of whether to code color components of chroma format of a layer separately without referring to a value of the first flag in the first representation format syntax structure.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373342

Full picture order count reset for multi-layer codecs

An apparatus for coding video information according to certain aspects includes a memory unit configured to store video information associated with a plurality of layers and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain information associated with a current access unit (au) to be coded, the current au containing pictures from one or more layers of the plurality of layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373340

Copy from previous rows for palette mode coding

An example method of decoding video data includes determining a palette for decoding a block, the palette including entries each having a respective palette index, determining a reference run of palette indices for first pixels of the block, and determining a current run of palette indices for second pixels of the block, based on the reference run. Determining the second plurality of palette indices includes locating a reference index of the reference run, the reference index being spaced at least one line from an initial index of the current run, determining a run length of the reference run, a final index of the reference run being separated from the initial index of the current run by at least one index, copying the palette indices of the reference run as the current run of palette indices, and decoding pixels of the copied current run using the palette.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373339

Copy from previous rows for palette mode coding

An example method of decoding video data includes determining a palette for decoding a block of video data, where the palette includes one or more palette entries each having a respective palette index, determining a first plurality of palette indices for first pixels of the block of video data, enabling a palette coding mode based on a run length of a run of a second plurality of palette indices for second pixels of the block of video data being decoded relative to the first plurality of palette indices meeting a run length threshold, and decoding the run of the second plurality of palette indices relative to the first plurality of palette indices using the palette coding mode.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373338

Picture order count reset for multi-layer codecs

An apparatus for coding video information according to certain aspects includes a memory unit configured to store video information associated with a plurality of layers and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain information associated with a current access unit (au) to be coded, the current au containing pictures from one or more layers of the plurality of layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373337

Systems and methods for signaling information for layer sets in a parameter set

Techniques and systems are provided for encoding and decoding video data. For example, a method of decoding video data includes obtaining an encoded video bitstream comprising one or more layer sets and one or more additional layer sets. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373334

Block vector coding for intra block copying

An example method for decoding video data includes receiving syntax elements (ses) for a component of a block vector that represents a displacement between a current block of video data and a predictor block of video data; decoding the ses to determine a value of the component by at least: decoding a first se to determine whether or not an absolute value of the component (absvalcomp) is greater than zero; where absvalcomp is greater than zero, decoding a second se to determine whether absvalcomp is greater than a threshold based on an order of a set of codes; where absvalcomp is greater than the threshold, decoding, using the set of codes, a third se to determine absvalcomp minus an offset based on the order of the set of codes; and where absvalcomp is greater than zero, decoding a fourth se to determine a sign of the value of the component.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373333

Systems and methods for assigning a minimum value to a syntax structure in a parameter set

Techniques and systems are provided for encoding video data. For example, a method of encoding video data includes generating, by an encoder, an encoded video bitstream according to a first coding protocol. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373327

Block adaptive color-space conversion coding

A device for decoding video data includes a memory configured to store video data and one or more processors configured to: receive a first block of the video data; determine a quantization parameter for the first block; in response to determining that the first block is coded using a color-space transform mode for residual data of the first block, modify the quantization parameter for the first block; perform a dequantization process for the first block based on the modified quantization parameter for the first block; receive a second block of the video data; receive a difference value indicating a difference between a quantization parameter for the second block and the quantization parameter for the first block; determine the quantization parameter for the second block based on the received difference value and the quantization parameter for the first block; and decode the second block based on the determined quantization parameter.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373325

Single color palette mode in video coding

Techniques are described for palette-based video coding. In palette-based coding, a video coder may form a “palette” as a table of colors for representing video data of a particular area (e.g., a given block). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373322

Automatic multiple depth cameras synchronization using time sharing

Aspects relate to an depth sensing system for capturing an image containing depth information of an object. In one embodiment, a depth sensing device for use in conjunction with multiple depth sensing devices for capturing an image containing depth information of an object comprises a near-infrared transmitter comprising a laser capable of producing a near infra-red light beam, a diffractive optical element positioned to receive a light beam emitted from the laser, the diffractive optical element, and a collimating lens, and a near-infrared receiver coupled to the transmitter in a relative position, the receiver comprising a sensor assembly capable of producing an image of the received light, the depth sensing device being configured to transmit and receive near infra-red light beams during a time period that is different than any of the other of two or more transmitter-receiver pairs of devices in communication with the depth sensing device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373315

Reference picture list construction for multi-view and three-dimensional video coding

A video encoder generates, based on a reference picture set of a current view component, a reference picture list for the current view component. The reference picture set includes an inter-view reference picture set. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373279

Wide field of view array camera for hemispheric and spherical imaging

Aspects relate to methods and systems for producing ultra-wide field of view images. In some embodiments, an image capture system for capturing wide field-of-view images comprises an aperture, a central camera positioned to receive light through the aperture, the center camera having an optical axis, a plurality of periphery cameras disposed beside the central camera and pointed towards a portion of the optical axis of the center camera, the plurality of cameras arranged around the center camera, and a plurality of extendible reflectors. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373269

Parallax free thin multi-camera system capable of capturing full wide field of view images

Methods and systems for producing wide field of view field-of-view images are disclosed. In some embodiments, an imaging system includes a front camera having a first field-of-view (fov) in a first direction and an optical axis that extends through the first fov, a back camera having an optical axis that extends through the first fov, a plurality of side cameras disposed between the front camera and the back camera, a back light re-directing reflective mirror component disposed between the back camera and plurality of side cameras, the back light re-directing reflective mirror component further disposed perpendicular to the optical axis of the back camera, and a plurality of side light re-directing reflective mirror components, each of the plurality of side cameras positioned to receive light re-directed reflected from one of the plurality of light redirecting reflective mirror components.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373268

Parallax free multi-camera system capable of capturing full spherical images

Methods and systems for producing spherical field-of-view images. In some embodiments, an imaging system includes a front camera having a first field-of-view (fov) in a first direction and an optical axis that extends through the first fov, a back camera having an optical axis that extends through the first fov, a plurality of side cameras disposed between the front camera and the back camera, a back light re-directing reflective mirror component disposed between the back camera and plurality of side cameras, the back light re-directing reflective mirror component further disposed perpendicular to the optical axis of the back camera, and a plurality of side light re-directing reflective mirror components, each of the plurality of side cameras positioned to receive light re-directed reflected from one of the plurality of light redirecting reflective mirror components.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373263

Multi-camera system using folded optics free from parallax artifacts

Aspects relate to an array camera exhibiting little or no parallax artifacts in captured images. For example, the planes of the central mirror surfaces of the array camera can be located at a midpoint along, and orthogonally to, a line between the corresponding camera location and the virtual camera location. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373262

Multi-camera system using folded optics free from parallax and tilt artifacts

Aspects relate to an array camera exhibiting little or no parallax artifacts in captured images. For example, the planes of the central mirror prism of the array camera can intersect at an apex defining the vertical axis of symmetry of the system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373252

Autofocus for folded optic array cameras

Aspects relate to autofocus systems and techniques for an array camera having a low-profile height, for example approximately 4 mm. A voice coil motor (vcm) can be positioned proximate to a folded optic assembly in the array camera to enable vertical motion of a second light directing surface for changing the focal position of the corresponding sensor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373179

Method for selecting and configuring wireless connections in an electronic device

A method and apparatus for selecting and configuring bluetooth connections in an electronic device. A graphical user interface is displayed upon an electronic device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373146

Data delivery optimization

The various embodiments provide systems, devices, and methods which optimize the way in which data is delivered between devices a group of interconnected devices. In one embodiment a data set intended for multiple devices may be segmented and different portions of the data set may be provided to each device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373036

Methods and systems for side channel analysis detection and protection

A computing device may use machine learning techniques to determine whether a side channel attack is underway and perform obfuscation operations (e.g., operations to raise the noise floor) or other similar operations to stop or prevent a detected side channel attack. The computing device may determine that a side channel attack is underway in response to determining that the computing device is in airplane mode, that the battery of the computing device the battery has been replaced with a stable dc power supply, that the touch-screen display of the computing device has been disconnected, that there are continuous calls to a cipher application programming interface (api) using the same cipher key, that there has been tampering with a behavioral analysis engine of the computing device, or any combination thereof.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150373035

Methods and systems for thwarting side channel attacks

A computing device may use machine learning techniques to determine the level, degree, and severity of its vulnerability to side channel attacks. The computing device may intelligently and selectively perform obfuscation operations (e.g., operations to raise the noise floor) to prevent side channel attacks based on the determined level, degree, or severity of its current vulnerability to such attacks. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372996

Slotted message access protocol for powerline communication networks

A slotted message access protocol can be implemented for transmitting messages in a communication network. A beacon period may be divided into multiple communication slots. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372919

Systems and methods for enhanced signaling for beacon load reduction

In a dense network, a node (e.g., a station) may receive beacons from a large number of access points. This may result in the node receiving a large quantity of beacons, which may affect the node's ability to efficiently utilize the communication medium. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372849

Systems and methods for improvements to training field design for increased symbol durations

Methods, devices, and computer program products for improving training field design in packets with increased symbol durations are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of transmitting a packet on a wireless communication network is disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372848

Systems and methods for improvements to training field design for increased symbol durations

Methods, devices, and computer program products for improving training field design in packets with increased symbol durations are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of transmitting a packet on a wireless communication network is disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372805

Asynchronous pulse modulation for threshold-based signal coding

A method of signal processing includes comparing an input signal with one or more positive threshold values and one or more negative threshold values. The method also includes generating an output signal based on the comparison of the input signal with the positive threshold(s) and negative threshold(s). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372803

Method and apparatus for data aided timing recovery in 10gbase-t system

A method of data-aided timing recovery for ethernet systems is disclosed. A first device negotiates a pseudorandom number sequence with a second device and receives a data signal from the second device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372801

Apparatus and method for capability update in wireless communication

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method of communicating capability information that is operable at an apparatus. The apparatus communicates with another device over a carrier, and transmit a capability indication indicative of the capability of the apparatus to support at least two features based on whether the apparatus is operating in a first duplex mode or a second duplex mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372792

Srs in dual connectivity

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may establish a concurrent connection with different cells from two base stations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372788

Quick rlc retransmission on harq failure during tune away

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for quick radio link control (rlc) retransmission on hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) failure during tune away. According to certain aspects, a method for wireless communications is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372778

Naics signaling for advanced lte features

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a user equipment that receives interference cancelation information from a base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372753

Transmission of identifiers using visible light communication

Methods, systems, and devices are described for transmitting an identifier using visible light communication (vlc) and for generating a plurality of identifiers for transmission using vlc. Input identifying an illumination factor associated with a light source is received. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372718

Variable input impedance for powerline communications

A powerline communication (plc) device can receive a plc signal transmitted through a powerline medium. The plc device can compare a destination address of the plc signal to a device address associated with the plc device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372717

Slotted message access protocol for powerline communication networks

A slotted message access protocol can be implemented for transmitting messages in a communication network. A beacon period may be divided into multiple communication slots. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372709

Concurrency-mode scan scheduling for wireless devices

A wireless device operates as both a station and one or more access points. In the wireless device, a scan window of a specified duration is requested to start at a first time, to scan for access points external to the wireless device in accordance with operation of the wireless device as a station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372702

Filters for a frequency band

An apparatus includes a first filter tuned to a sub-band of a frequency band and a second filter tuned to the frequency band. The first filter is configured to be coupled to a receiver based on a first mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372695

Method and apparatus of ldpc decoder with lower error floor

A method of error correction using low density parity check (ldpc) codes is disclosed. A communications device receives a codeword and detects one or more bit errors in the received codeword using an ldpc code. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372503

Signaling charging in wireless power environment

Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer including generating an electromagnetic field at a resonant frequency of a transmitter to create a coupling-mode region within a near field of the transmitter during a synchronization portion of a time-multiplexed recurring period. During a power transmission portion of the recurring period, the electromagnetic field will continue to be generated when there is a receiver within the coupling-mode region, or the electromagnetic field will be disabled when there are no receivers within the coupling-mode region. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150372425

Custom orientation of socket pins to achieve high isolation between channels without adding extra reference pins

Methods and apparatuses for reducing crosstalk. The method couples a first pin, having a first magnetic field direction, with a first socket. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371751

Vertical spiral inductor

Methods and apparatuses, wherein the method forms a first plurality of vias in a substrate, further comprising forming the first plurality of vias to be substantially the same height. The method forms a plurality of conductive traces external to the substrate and couples the plurality of conductive traces to the first plurality of vias: wherein the plurality of conductive traces and the first plurality of vias comprise a plurality of conductive turns and wherein the plurality of conductive turns are in a spiral configuration substantially within a first plane.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371690

Time-constrained data copying between storage media

Time-constrained data copying between storage media is disclosed. When an electronic device is engaged in real-time operations, multiple data blocks may need to be copied from one storage medium to another storage medium within certain time constraints. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371440

Zero-baseline 3d map initialization

A computer-implemented method, apparatus, computer readable medium and mobile device for initializing a 3-dimensional (3d) map may include obtaining, from a camera, a single image of an urban outdoor scene and estimating an initial pose of the camera. An untextured model of a geographic region may be obtained. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371434

Coded light pattern having hermitian symmetry

A method includes identifying one or more codewords of a bit sequence that fail to satisfy at least one codeword constraint. The method also includes removing the one or more codewords from the bit sequence to generate a punctured bit sequence. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371393

Structured light three-dimensional (3d) depth map based on content filtering

A structured light three-dimensional (3d) depth map based on content filtering is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a receiver device, image data that corresponds to a structured light image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371387

Local adaptive histogram equalization

Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for performing local intensity equalization on images in a set of images exhibiting local intensity variations. For example, the local intensity equalization can be used to perform accurate region matching and alignment of the images. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371369

System and method for single-frame based super resolution interpolation for digital cameras

A digital camera system for super resolution image processing is provided. The digital camera system includes a resolution enhancement module configured to receive at least a portion of an image, to increase the resolution of the received image, and to output a resolution enhanced image and an edge extraction module configured to receive the resolution enhanced image, to extract at least one edge of the resolution enhanced image, and to output the extracted at least one edge of the resolution enhanced image, the at least one edge being a set of contiguous pixels where an abrupt change in pixel values occur. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371360

Systems and methods for obtaining structural information from a digital image

A method for obtaining structural information from a digital image by an electronic device is described. The method includes determining an iris position in a region of interest based on a gradient direction transform. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371127

Coded light pattern having hermitian symmetry

A method includes identifying one or more codewords of a bit sequence that fail to satisfy at least one codeword constraint. The method also includes removing the one or more codewords from the bit sequence to generate a punctured bit sequence. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150371111

Systems and methods for obtaining structural information from a digital image

A method for obtaining structural information from a digital image by an electronic device is described. The method includes obtaining a digital image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370735

Dynamically adjustable multi-line bus shared by multi-protocol devices

A device is provided that has a bus including a first line and a second line. A first set of devices are coupled to the bus and, in a first mode of operation, configured to use the first line for data transmissions and use the second line for a first clock signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370733

Universal serial bus (usb) communication systems and methods

Universal serial bus (usb) communication systems and methods are disclosed. In particular, aspects of the present disclosure optimize polling and scheduling of bulk data transfers from bulk endpoints connected through a usb connection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370707

Disunited shared-information and private-information caches

Systems and methods pertain to a multiprocessor system comprising disunited cache structures. A first private-information cache is coupled to a first processor of the multiprocessor system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370673

System and method for providing a communication channel to a power management integrated circuit in a pcd

Communication channels among a connector port module, a debug interface module, and a power communication interface module may be established. Each of these elements may be part of a system-on-chip. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370469

Selection feature for adjusting values on a computing device

A selection feature to enable a user to adjust a displayed value is provided on a display of a computing device. The selection feature includes a closed track and a selectable button that is moveable along the closed track. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370366

Capacitive touch panel with increased scan frequency

A system includes a first group of transmit electrodes configured to be driven from a first side of a capacitive touch panel and a second group of transmit electrodes configured to be driven from a second side of the panel. The system also includes receive electrodes and a controller operatively coupled with the transmit electrodes and the receive electrodes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370316

Apparatus, system and method for dynamic power management across heterogeneous processors in a shared power domain

Systems and methods for dynamically adjusting an input parameter, such as power supply level, to a shared power domain in a portable computing device are disclosed. The power domain includes a plurality of processing resources that share the power source. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370315

System and method for standby power reduction in a serial communication system

In a serial communication system having a device including a receiver detection module, this specification is directed to systems and methods for selectively reducing the power consumed by the receiver detection module, preferably when the device is operating in a low power mode. In some embodiments, a signal detection module is configured to receive a control signal from the transmitter of a device at the other end of the communications link to control the operation of the receiver detection module. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370305

Systems and methods for providing power savings and interference mitigation on physical transmission media

Systems and methods for providing power savings and interference mitigation on physical transmission media are disclosed. Exemplary aspects include the ability to change physical layer (phy) configurations based on operating conditions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/24/15 / #20150370040

Folded optic array camera using refractive prisms

Aspects relate to a prism array camera having a wide field of view. For example, the prism array camera can use a central refractive prism, for example with multiple surfaces or facets, to split incoming light comprising the target image into multiple portions for capture by the sensors in the array. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365939

Beamform scheduling based on the directionality of ues

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for beamforming in a wireless communication are provided. The apparatus determines a beamforming direction and a snr of at least two user equipments (ues) and determines whether to schedule communication with the at least two ues during a same time interval via a single communication beam based on the beamforming directions and the snrs of the at least two ues. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365923

Methods and apparatus for signaling user allocations in mixed multi-user wireless communication networks

A method of wirelessly communicating a packet including a first portion for transmission over a channel of a first transmission type and a second portion for transmission over a channel of a second transmission type. In one aspect, the method includes generating a first signal field indicative of a channel assignment to the first transmission type. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365913

Failure conditions for fine timing measurement (ftm) protocol

Techniques for positioning with fine timing measurement (ftm) messages are disclosed. An example of a wireless transceiver system for providing a ftm response message is configure to receive a ftm request from an initiating station, the ftm request may include a minimum delta ftm value, a number of bursts exponents value, and a as soon as possible (asap) value. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365900

Discontinuous reception management

An example method may include receiving a first subframe. In addition, the example method may include decoding information transmitted in the first subframe. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365880

Wireless communications over unlicensed radio frequency spectrum

Techniques for transmitting and receiving wireless communications over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band are disclosed, including techniques for transmitting and receiving system information blocks over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, techniques for gaining access to the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band by performing extended clear channel assessments (eccas), techniques for transmitting and receiving synchronization signals and reference signals over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, techniques for identifying starting times of downlink transmissions over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, techniques for transmitting and receiving clear channel assessment (cca)-exempt transmissions over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, techniques for performing random access over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, and techniques for dynamically modifying a transmission mode over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365856

Managing radio resource control (rrc) state transitions at a user equipment

The present disclosure presents a method and an apparatus for managing radio resource control (rrc) state transitions at a user equipment (ue). For example, the method may include transmitting a reconfiguration complete message to a network entity, starting a reselection delay timer simultaneously with the transmitting of the reconfiguration complete message, identifying initiation of a cell reselection procedure at the ue, delaying the cell reselection procedure at the ue until the ue receives a layer 2 acknowledgement (l2 ack) message from the network entity, stopping the reselection delay timer in response to receiving the l2 ack message, and transitioning the ue to a cell_paging channel (cell_pch) state from a cell_forward access channel (cell_fach) state after the stopping of the reselection delay timer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365834

Systems and methods for enhanced cell selection and cell re-selection

A method for cell selection or cell re-selection by a wireless communication device in a global system for mobile communications (gsm) network is described. The method includes obtaining signal-to-noise ratios (snrs) associated with multiple cells. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365830

Techniques for enhancing frame structure and listen before talk procedure (lbt) for transmissions using an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method for wireless communication includes identifying a frame structure for transmissions using an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, the frame structure including at least two special subframes; and performing a procedure to gain access to the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band during at least a portion of at least one of the at least two special subframes.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365814

Method and apparatus for connection point discovery and association in a directional wireless network

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus listens for directional signal beams according to a first pattern, detects a plurality of discovery signals respectively from a plurality of connection points (cps), wherein each cp transmits a discovery signal by transmitting a directional beam according to a respective pattern, determines information related to each cp based on the discovery signal detected from a respective cp, determines a timeslot for transmitting an association signal to each cp, wherein a respective timeslot is determined based on the information determined for the respective cp or a timeslot in which the respective discovery signal is transmitted by the respective cp according to the respective pattern, and transmits an association signal to each cp in the respective timeslot according to a determined beamforming direction of the ue and a determined beamforming direction of the respective cp.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365804

Positioning capability based assistance data generation

Methods and apparatuses of providing assistance data of a venue to a mobile device are disclosed. According to aspects of the present disclosure, one approach is to compute a visibility area that may satisfy positioning criteria for a venue, for example a mobile device may observe sufficient signals for positioning in the visibility area. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365790

Positioning beacons with wireless backhaul

A method includes establishing, at a positioning beacon, a wireless backhaul connection to a communication network; receiving, at the positioning beacon, scheduling information for a positioning reference signal (prs) from the communication network over the wireless backhaul; and transmitting, from the positioning beacon, the prs according to the scheduling information.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365715

Video content tracking

Disclosed is an apparatus and method to determine usage rules for video content by buffer tracking. A computing device may include a secure processor configured to: store digital rights management (drm) rules associated with a drm key and usage rules for a session; command a cryptoprocessor to decrypt video content with the drm key and to log an output buffer designation of the command to decrypt the video content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365695

Determining application of deblocking filtering to palette coded blocks in video coding

Techniques are described for palette-based video coding. In palette-based coding, a video coder may form a so-called “palette” as a table of colors for representing video data of a given block of video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365675

Camera parameter-assisted video frame rate up conversion

This disclosure describes methods and apparatus for decoding data. In one aspect, the method comprises decoding encoded video data to obtain decoded video frame data, the encoded video data comprising encoded video frame data encoded at a first frame rate and embedded data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365671

Determining quantization parameter (qp) values and delta qp values for palette coded blocks in video coding

Techniques are described for palette-based video coding. In palette-based coding, a video coder may form a so-called “palette” as a table of colors for representing video data of a given block of video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365521

Dynamic resource adjustment for establishing and maintaining a call of interest

Methods and servers are disclosed for dynamically adjusting mobile communication device resources for maintaining call on the mobile communication device subject to a lawful intercept. Methods may include a server transmitting to the mobile communication device an activation input for activating a call extender daemon that cannot be deactivated. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365497

Providing access to information across multiple computing devices

A system having one or more servers is provided. The one or more servers implement a plurality of agents to access a plurality of data items from each network resource in a plurality of network resources. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365454

Media processing services on an access node

An access node may enhance the upload experience by performing media processing services at the access node. The access node may receive media content from one or more client devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365256

Minimizing interference between communication networks

Methods, systems, and devices are described for minimizing mutual interference between networks that implement different protocols. In one embodiment, a first network device of a first network may exchange coexistence information with a second network device of a second network to determine whether to share resources or reduce transmit power based, at least in part, on the interference detected at the first network device from a transmission of the second network device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365226

Multi-wire single-ended push-pull link with data symbol transition based clocking

System, methods and apparatus are described that facilitate transmission of data over a multi-wire data communications link, particularly between two devices within an electronic apparatus. A sequence of data bits is converted into m transition numbers, which are then converted into a sequence of symbols. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365195

Interleaving in ofdma data tone plans

Methods and techniques for interleaving orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma) data are disclosed. An apparatus includes an interleaver configured to interleave encoded data for at least one of a 72, 120, or 312 data tone allocation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365155

Coordinated discovery of mmw connection points and ues

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives reference timing information, determines one or more timeslots for transmitting a beacon based on the reference timing information, and transmits the beacon during a timeslot of the one or more timeslots. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365147

Pilots for mimo communication systems

Pilots suitable for use in mimo systems and capable of supporting various functions are described. The various types of pilot include—a beacon pilot, a mimo pilot, a steered reference or steered pilot, and a carrier pilot. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150365062

Em coupling shielding

A method and an apparatus for canceling em coupling are provided. The apparatus includes a ring structure at least partially surrounding an em circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364944

Methods and systems for object detection and sensing for wireless charging systems

An apparatus and method for detecting a condition within a wireless charging field are described. In one implementation, an apparatus comprises a wireless power receiver configured to receive wireless charging power from a wireless power charging transmitter. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364929

Systems and methods for induction charging with a closed magnetic loop

In one aspect, an apparatus for wireless power transmission comprises a plurality of coils and a controller. The controller is configured to sequentially energize each coil of the plurality of coils to produce a magnetic field. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364820

Multiband antenna apparatus and methods

The present disclosure includes multiband antenna apparatus and methods. In one embodiment, an antenna includes a loop antenna having a first corner between a first side and a second side and a second corner between the second side and a third side, a loop fed inverted f antenna comprising the loop antenna and a first arm extending from the second corner of the loop antenna, the first arm configured in parallel with the first and second sides of the loop antenna and forming a corner proximate to the first corner of the loop antenna, and a monopole antenna coupled to the first side of the loop antenna.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364438

Balanced current distribution structure for large current delivery

Methods and apparatuses for balancing current delivery. The method couples a low resistance portion of a ball grid array (bga) to an input portion by at least two vias forming a three-dimensional section. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364171

Source-synchronous data transmission with non-uniform interface topology

A source-synchronous system is provided in which a non-uniform interface may exist in a data source endpoint as well as in a data sink endpoint.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364170

Distributed clock synchronization

A memory controller is provided that drives data and a corresponding first data strobe to a plurality of endpoints. Each endpoint is configured to register the received data from the memory controller responsive to the first data strobe and then to re-register the received data responsive to a second data strobe. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150364158

Detection of action frames of a video stream

A method includes receiving, at a device, a plurality of image frames corresponding to a video stream. The plurality of image frames include a first image frame having a first resolution and a second image frame having a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363901

Apparatus and method of managing a licensable item

An apparatus and method of managing a licensable item includes accessing a licensing policy related to managing a licensable item, and a license agent making a determination to act to enforce the licensing policy or to first communicate with a server before acting to enforce the licensing policy. Further, the apparatus and method include enforcing the licensing policy in accordance with the determination to act to enforce the licensing policy or to first communicate with a server before acting.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363669

Systems and methods for processing image data associated with line detection

In a particular embodiment, a method includes receiving line segment data at a processing core. The line segment data is associated with multiple candidate line segments associated with a first group of pixels of an image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363585

Method and apparatus for biometric-based security using capacitive profiles

A biometric security method and apparatus for a capacitive sensor system is provided herein, where the method may include capturing a set of raw capacitive frames for a body part via the capacitive sensor system, wherein each raw capacitive frame includes a distribution of a plurality of capacitance levels measured from the body part; creating a capacitive profile based on the set of raw capacitive frames; comparing a first value in the capacitive profile to a second value in a biometric template generated from an enrolled body part, wherein the first value and the second value are located at a similar location with respect to the capacitive profile; and, generating an authentication signal based on a difference between the first value and the second value.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363349

Link layer to physical layer (phy) serial interface

A link layer to physical layer (phy) serial interface is disclosed. In one aspect, a system on a chip (soc) integrated circuit (ic) includes a link layer circuit, and a remote ic includes a universal serial bus (usb) phy circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363322

Systems, methods, and computer programs for providing client-filtered cache invalidation

A method and system includes generating a cache entry comprising cache line data for a plurality of cache clients and receiving a cache invalidate instruction from a first of the plurality of cache clients. In response to the cache invalidate instruction, the data valid/invalid state is changed for the first cache client to an invalid state without modifying the data valid/invalid state for the other of the plurality of cache clients from the valid state. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150363009

Proximity object tracker

Object tracking technology, in which controlling an illumination source is controlled to illuminate while a camera is capturing an image to define an intersection region within the image captured by the camera. The image captured by the camera is analyzed to detect an object within the intersection region. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/17/15 / #20150362944

Systems and methods for cable resistance compensation

The present disclosure includes circuits and methods for cable resistance compensation. In one embodiment, the present disclosure includes a circuit comprising a regulator coupled to receive an input voltage and an input current from an external power source across a cable, a voltage sensor coupled to sense the input voltage, a collapse detector coupled to detect whether or not the input voltage is below a first value, and a current limit circuit to control a maximum current in the regulator. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150359016

Apparatus and method to estimate round trip time via transport control protocol signals

The disclosure provides a method, apparatus, and computer program product directed to a client estimation of round trip time via transport control protocol (tcp) signals over multiple radio access technologies. A tcp probe signal is transmitted to a server via a tcp connection, and an acknowledgment signal is received from the server via the tcp connection in response to the tcp probe signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358979

Radio frequency radiation exposure mitigation using antenna switching

Methods, devices, and systems embodiments enable a multi-antenna mobile device to mitigate radio frequency (rf) radiation exposure to users. A processor may determine a distance between the multi-antenna mobile device and the select portion of the user and switch from using a first antenna that is closer to the select portion of the user to using a second antenna when the multi-antenna mobile device is close to the user. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358971

Devices and methods for facilitating non-orthogonal wireless communications

Wireless communication devices are adapted to facilitate transmission and reception of non-orthogonal communications. In one example, wireless communication devices can encode an amount of data in accordance with information that at least some of the data will be transmitted as part of a non-orthogonal transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358968

Shared spectrum access

Shared spectrum access is disclosed in which multiple tiers of users are allowed to access a set of shared spectrum resources. Second tier users, which receive priority access from the first spectrum tier, transmit reserving signals over the available shared channels during clear channel assessment (cca) periods associated with the shared channels. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358959

Managing perfomance of a wireless network using backhaul metrics

The present disclosure presents aspects for managing performance of a wireless network. For example, the aspects may include identifying a backhaul condition at a small cell in the wireless network wherein the backhaul condition is associated with one or more of a backhaul latency measurement, a backhaul error rate, or a backhaul jitter value at the small cell and triggering an action at the small cell in response to identifying the backhaul condition at the small cell, wherein triggering the action at the small cell includes modifying one or more resource management parameters at the small cell based on the backhaul condition. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358942

Apparatus and method for improving data throughput of a tune-away operation in a wireless communication system

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communication devices and methods configured to operate with multiple communication protocols in tune-away operations. Some aspects of the present disclosure may improve the legacy tune-away operations at an access terminal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358940

Mbms coexistence in a network with multiple types of base stations

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a femto cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358928

Automatic gain control for time division duplex lte

Data samples of a signal transmitted by a wwan are captured during a first set of capture ticks for a first capture period defined by a plurality of contiguous ticks. The first set of capture ticks comprises a first subset of the plurality of contiguous ticks, and the capturing is done using a wlan receive chain having a switchable lna gain state. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358905

Controlling power consumption in peer-to-peer communications

Techniques are described for controlling power consumption in a peer-to-peer communication system. In accordance with various examples, the techniques include determining a power save mode of a first node, determining a power save mode of a second node, determining a category of data connection between the first node and the second node, and adjusting a power save parameter of the first node based at least in part on the power save mode of the first node, the power save mode of the second node, and the category of data connection.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358902

Method and apparatus for scanning for a wireless access point

Techniques for access point acquisition using the location of a mobile device and probabilistic self-learning are described herein. An example of a method of scanning for an access point with a mobile device includes determining a plurality of locations associated with the access point, determining a detection probability of the access point for each location, determining that the mobile device is at one location of the plurality of locations, and performing a scan for the access point wherein a rate of the scan is based on the detection probability for the one location.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358888

Feedback control for d2d communications

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a wireless communication user equipment (ue). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358859

Apparatus and methods for reducing round trip time delay of reverse link transmission

Aspects of the present disclosure can improve the round trip time delay of reverse link transmissions of an access terminal. The access terminal determines a first traffic-to-pilot power (t2p) ratio after a session negotiation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358840

Automatic gain control for time division duplex lte

A plurality of data samples are captured during a single capture period using a wlan receive chain, wherein the data samples include a signal of interest periodically transmitted by a wwan. A preferred lna gain state is selected from among a plurality of available lna gain states for the wlan receive chain. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358826

Channel usage beacon signal transmissions based on uplink transmissions over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques and described for wireless communication. One method includes generating a channel usage beacon signal (cubs) at a wireless device, wherein a waveform of the cubs is based at least in part on a scheduled uplink transmission by the wireless device; and transmitting, by the wireless device, the cubs over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band to occupy the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band prior to the scheduled uplink transmission.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358810

Software configurations for mobile devices in a collaborative environment

Methods, non-transitory processor-readable storage media, devices, and systems for improving user experience, energy consumption, and performance of a mobile device by automatically configuring applications. An embodiment method includes operations for obtaining, by a processor, operating conditions of the mobile device using an application programming interface, identifying a first of a plurality of software configurations based on the obtained operating conditions of the mobile device, wherein each in the plurality of software configurations define a set of operating parameters for the application, activating the first software configuration with respect to the application, obtaining a first portion of a task shared between a plurality of nearby collaborating devices based on the activated first software configuration, wherein the task may be processing data collectively stored across the plurality of nearby collaborating devices, and performing, by the processor, the first portion of the task using the application configured with the activated first software configuration.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358808

Exchanging a contact profile between client devices during a communication session

In an embodiment, a client device (cd) maintains a contact profile for a user of the cd, the contact profile including a universal identifier (uid) for the user and a list of devices and addresses at which the user of the cd can be contacted. The cd establishes a communication session with a remote cd (rcd) via a given contact address from the set of contact addresses for the rcd. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358777

Generating a location profile of an internet of things device based on augmented location information associated with one or more nearby internet of things devices

In an embodiment, an internet of things (iot) device obtains augmented location information (ali) that identifies (i) one or more device classifications (e.g., mobile, geo-static, etc.) for one or more iot devices near the iot device in the iot environment and/or (ii) immediate surroundings (e.g., a picture, an audio recording, etc.) of the one or more iot devices, and generates a location profile of the iot device based on the obtained ali. In another embodiment, a power-limited iot device selects a proxy iot device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358645

Entropy coding techniques for display stream compression (dsc)

Entropy coding techniques for display stream compression (dsc) are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of entropy coding video data includes partitioning a block of the video data into a plurality of groups of samples based at least in part on a coding mode of the block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358640

Conformance parameters for bitstream partitions

Video data bitstreams may contain bitstream conformance parameters, such as hypothetical reference decoder (hrd) parameters, which may be used to allow a decoder to test the conformance of a received bitstream. In multi-layer codecs transmitted using partitions, the video data may be associated with one or more layer sets. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358631

Block adaptive color-space conversion coding

A video coder decodes a coding unit (cu) of video data. In decoding the video data, the video coder determines that the cu was encoded using the color space conversion. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358549

Image capturing parameter adjustment in preview mode

A method, which is performed by an electronic device, for adjusting at least one image capturing parameter in a preview mode is disclosed. The method may include capturing a preview image of a scene including at least one text object based on a set of image capturing parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358504

System and method for vector error diffusion

The systems and methods described herein may be used to optimize vector error diffusion for displaying color images on a display device. Vector error diffusion passes a residual vector error from one pixel on to its neighboring pixels with varying weights. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358445

Mobile device including a substantially centrally located earpiece

A mobile device includes a housing. The mobile device further includes a first earpiece accessible via a first aperture in a first side of the housing. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358382

Signaling random access points for streaming video data

This disclosure describes techniques relevant to http streaming of media data. According to these techniques, a server device may signal an open decoding refresh (odr) random access point (rap) for a movie segmentation of a movie representation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358332

Determining trust levels on a device receiving authorization

Methods and systems for receiving an offer from an entrusting device to access one or more devices are disclosed. A trust model module of a first device receives the offer from the entrusting device to provide the first device with permission to access the one or more devices, and determines whether or not to accept the offer from the entrusting device to provide the permission to access the one or more devices, wherein the first device determines whether or not to accept the permission to access the one or more devices based on a relationship between the first device and the entrusting device and/or a relationship between the first device and the one or more devices.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358188

Joint demodulating and demapping of digital signal

A method of joint demodulating and demapping of a digital signal includes receiving a first sequence of the digital signal. The digital signal has a pattern in which a norm of an ideal transmitted sequence of symbols for zero is equal to a norm of an ideal transmitted sequence of symbols for one. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358148

Linearity of phase interpolators by combining current coding and size coding

A phase interpolator, including: a first portion including a first plurality of branches and a plurality of tail current sources, each branch including a differential pair of transistors, source terminals of the differential pair of transistors connect to form a source node, wherein each tail current source couples to one of the source nodes, and wherein the differential pair of transistors and the corresponding tail current source are configured in a current coding scheme; a second portion including a second plurality of branches and a fixed current source coupled to the second plurality of branches, each branch of the second plurality of branches including a second plurality of differential pairs of transistors and a plurality of switches configured in a size coding scheme; wherein the first portion and the second portion are coupled to each other and to a pair of load resistors.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358129

Coordinated operations of millimeter wavelength wireless access networks

In a first configuration, the apparatus may be a base station. The base station adjusts a periodicity for performing a beam sweep, sends information indicating the adjusted periodicity for performing a beam sweep, and performs the beam sweep at the adjusted periodicity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358089

Joint spatial processing for space frequency block coding and/or non space frequency block coding channels

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus that may be used to perform joint spatial processing for space frequency block coding and/or non-space frequency block coding channels in a wireless communications system. In aspects, apparatus and methods are provided for wireless communications, comprising receiving a signal from a serving cell and zero or more interfering cells, and processing the received signal, wherein the processing includes joint processing of at least two resource elements (res), selected to conform to a space frequency block coding (sfbc) scheme in which transmitted data is modulated across two res, to detect an interfering cell signal and canceling of the detected interfering cell signal from the received signal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358041

Calibration and tuning for a tunable filter having adjustable inductance and capacitance

A device includes a tunable filter having an adjustable inductance and an adjustable capacitance, the tunable filter having a first tuning input responsive to a first control signal related to filter frequency band information, and a second tuning input responsive to a second control signal related to a jammer signal.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358008

Linearity of phase interpolators using capacitive elements

A phase interpolator, including: a pair of load resistors coupled to a supply voltage; a plurality of branches coupled to the pair of load resistors, each branch including a differential pair of transistors connected at source terminal to form a source node; a plurality of tail current sources, each tail current source coupled to one of the source nodes; and a plurality of coupling capacitors, each coupling capacitor coupled between the source nodes in two adjacent branches of the plurality of branches.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358007

Delay structure for a memory interface

Systems and methods for delaying a signal are described herein. In one embodiment, a method for delaying a signal comprises receiving a first signal edge, and, in response to receiving the first signal edge, counting a number of oscillations of an oscillator. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358005

Offset calibration for low power and high performance receiver

Systems and methods for providing offset calibration for low power and high performance receivers are described herein. In one embodiment, a method for offset calibration comprises inputting a first voltage to a first input of a sample latch, and inputting a second voltage and an offset-cancelation voltage to a second input of the sample latch. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150358001

Wide-band duty cycle correction circuit

A duty cycle correction circuit includes a rising edge variable delay circuit and a falling edge variable delay circuit. The variable delay for each delay circuit depends upon an uncorrected duty cycle for an uncorrected clock signal being corrected by the duty cycle correction circuit into a corrected clock signal having a desired duty cycle.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357900

Transitioning from normal mode to low-power retention mode

A retention mode manager circuit, including: a resistor and a capacitor configured as an rc filter, and the rc filter is configured to receive a retention voltage and output a filtered retention voltage; a retention amplifier configured to receive the filtered retention voltage at a first input terminal and to provide current to a load corresponding to the filtered retention voltage; and a transition amplifier configured to receive the filtered retention voltage and an offset voltage, and to guide the filtered retention voltage to make a transition to the offset voltage while minimizing undershoot or overshoot to prevent a loss of data in the load.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357832

Systems and methods for controlling output power of a wireless power transmitter

Systems and methods for feedback control of output power in a wireless power transmitter are disclosed. According to one aspect, one of a voltage level at an input of a wireless power transmit coil and a level of current passing through the wireless power transmit coil are sensed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357017

Programmable power for a memory interface

Systems and methods for delay control are described herein. In one embodiment, a delay system comprises a first delay circuit configured to provide a voltage bias to a second delay circuit, wherein the voltage bias controls a delay of the second delay circuit, and to update the voltage bias at an update rate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150357013

Tracking scheme for floating bitline precharge

A memory and a method for operating the memory are provided. The memory includes a bitline and at least one memory cell coupled to the bitline. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356462

Using normalized confidence values for classifying mobile device behaviors

Methods and systems for classifying mobile device behavior include generating a full classifier model that includes a finite state machine suitable for conversion into boosted decision stumps and/or which describes all or many of the features relevant to determining whether a mobile device behavior is benign or contributing to the mobile device's degradation over time. A mobile device may receive the full classifier model along with sigmoid parameters and use the model to generate a full set of boosted decision stumps from which a more focused or lean classifier model is generated by culling the full set to a subset suitable for efficiently determining whether mobile device behavior are benign. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356451

Efficient on-device binary analysis for auto-generated behavioral models

Various aspects provide methods implemented by at least one processor executing on a mobile communication device to efficiently identify, classify, model, prevent, and/or correct the non-benign (e.g., performance degrading) conditions and/or behaviors that are related to an application operating on the device. Specifically, in various aspects, the mobile computing device may derive or extract application-specific features by performing a binary analysis of an application and may determine the application's category (e.g., a “games,” “entertainment,” or “news” category) based on the application-specific features. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356289

Secure current movement indicator

Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory processor-readable storage media for authenticating a computing device to access functionalities. An embodiment method may include operations for receiving in the computing device a signal from a proximity beacon device, obtaining from the received signal information that indicates whether the proximity beacon device has detected movement, determining whether the obtained information matches stored data corresponding to the proximity beacon device, performing an abbreviated authentication operations for the computing device to access the functionalities when it is determined that the obtained information from the received signal matches the stored data, and performing a normal authentication operations for the computing device to access the functionalities when it is determined that the obtained information from the received signal does not match the stored data.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356229

Physical cell electromigration data generation

Systems and methods for efficiently generating electromigration reliability data for physical cells in an integrated circuit cell library are disclosed. Data for tables of electromigration susceptibility can be iteratively generated for multiple capacitive loadings on a cell output and for multiple transition times of a cell input. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356053

Virtual gpio

A finite state machine is provided that both serializes virtual gpio signals and deserializes virtual gpio signals. The finite state machine frames the serialized virtual gpio signals into frames each demarcated by a start bit and an end bit.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150356040

Removable memory card type detection systems and methods

Removable memory card type detection systems and methods are disclosed. In one aspect, a removable memory card is inserted into a receptacle of a host. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355700

Systems and methods of managing processor device power consumption

The aspects include systems and methods of managing processor device power consumption. A processor may determine a thread execution metric for each of a plurality of threads scheduled for execution in a processor comprising a plurality of processing cores. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355671

Clock swallowing device for reducing voltage noise

Systems and methods for controlling a frequency of a clock signal by selectively swallowing pulses in the clock signal are described herein. In one embodiment, a method for adjusting a frequency of a clock signal comprises receiving the clock signal, and swallowing pulses in the clock signal according to a repeating clock-swallowing pattern, wherein the pattern is defined by a sequence of numbers.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355660

Enhanced core power reduction

An ic includes a first core and a second core configured to operate in a common power domain. In a case tasks are running on the at least two cores, a control circuit is configured to adjust a voltage for the common power domain based on an electrical characteristic of the first core with a higher threshold operating voltage than the second core, and to adjust an operating frequency for the second core which can run at a higher operating frequency than the first core based on the voltage for the common power domain. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355454

Absorber stack for multi-state interferometric modulators

Various implementations described herein involve multi-state interferometric modulators (ms-imods) without dielectric layers capable of affecting optical performance formed on the mirrors. The ms-imods disclosed herein may include a novel combination of high refractive index and low refractive index layers in the absorber stack. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150355033

Low power low cost temperature sensor

Systems and methods for sensing temperature on a chip are described herein. In one embodiment, a temperature sensor comprises a first transistor having a gate, a second transistor having a gate coupled to the gate of the first transistor, and a bias circuit configured to bias the gates of the first and second transistors such that the first and second transistors operate in a sub-threshold region, and to generate a current proportional to a difference between a gate-to-source voltage of the first transistor and a gate-to-source voltage of the second transistor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150354969

Mobile device position uncertainty based on a measure of potential hindrance of an estimated trajectory

Various techniques are provided for identifying a position uncertainty of a mobile device, such as, based, at least in part, on a measure of potential hindrance of an estimated trajectory. For example, an example method may comprise estimating a trajectory of the mobile device within a particular environment, determining a measure of potential hindrance for at least a portion of the trajectory based, at least in part, on an electronic map that is indicative of a presence or an absence of one or more obstacles, and presenting an indication of a position uncertainty to a user of the mobile device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/10/15 / #20150352963

System and method for adaptive charging compliance control

Apparatus, system, and method for adaptive charging compliance control are disclosed. A charging station wirelessly charges a vehicle in compliance with emissions regulations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351207

Electrostatic discharge mitgation in display devices

This disclosure provides apparatus and methods for mitigating electrostatic discharge (esd) in display devices. In one aspect, a display device includes an encapsulation substrates having an anti-static coating on one or more of surfaces of the encapsulation substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351204

Methods, devices, and systems for controlling smart lighting objects to establish a lighting condition

A device controls a lighting condition of smart objects. A networking framework is executed on the device and the smart objects. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351153

Enhanced physical harq indicator channel decoding

Methods, systems, and devices are described for improving discontinuous reception (drx) periods using enhanced physical harq indicator channel (phich) decoding. A user equipment (ue) may determine that an uplink (ul) retransmission (retx) is unnecessary based on the content of the original ul transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351149

Systems and methods for enhanced call re-establishment

A method for call re-establishment by a wireless communication device is described. The method includes obtaining system information from one or more neighbor cells in a wireless communication system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351131

Cross-connected cascode low noise amplifier for carrier aggregation

An apparatus includes a first amplifier circuit and a second amplifier circuit. The first amplifier circuit has a first output coupled to a first load circuit in a multi-output mode, and the second amplifier circuit has a second output coupled to a second load circuit in the multi-output mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351121

Protected cet transmission and reception

Protection of transmission and reception of clear channel assessment (cca)-exempt transmission (cet) is disclosed in which channel reserving signals or protection signals may be transmitted by the transmitter or receiver of the cet. The transmitted signals may be received by the neighboring access points that could potentially cause interference with the reception of the cet.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351082

Method and apparatuses for using channelk state information reference signals

In a wireless communication system, a wireless device is identified as being a relay device. A channel state information reference signal (csi-rs) configuration is selected such that at least one csi-rs can be transmitted to the wireless device in a subset of subframes assigned to relay backhaul transmissions.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351032

Adaptive control of rf low power modes in a multi-rate wireless system using device mode

Methods, systems, and devices are described for power conservation in a wireless communications system. In embodiments, power conservation may be achieved by adaptively controlling power modes of a wireless communication device, and implementing lower power modes with various modes of the device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351031

Power save with data fetch time period

A particular method includes receiving a power save polling frame from a station at an access point. The method also includes, in response to receiving the power save polling frame, transmitting a frame from the access point to the station indicating whether traffic associated with the station is buffered at the access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351029

Methods and mechanisms for power saving and perfromance balancing in a transmitter

An example using the bluetooth protocol may include a dynamic mtu adjustment for reduction of the probability of handshake collision and credit processing. This may also include making the tx mtu a non-multiple of the number of remote rx credits and adjusting the tx mtu to a value that lets continue come before or after credits without overlapping and prevents underflow situations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351010

Systems and methods for sharing scanning information

Systems and methods are disclosed for facilitating a scanning process to obtain information about available wlans operating within range. Scanning information already obtained by one or more wireless communications devices may be shared with another wireless communications device, thereby reducing the time spent by performing scans by other wireless communications device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150351009

Systems and methods for searching for a public land mobile network (plmn)

Embodiments of the present invention include devices, systems and methods for efficient plmn searching. One method can include initiating a service search procedure. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350994

Monitoring neighbor cells in an offline idle mode

The disclosure provides for monitoring neighbor cells while in an offline idle mode. A wireless device monitors cells during a periodic monitoring cycle while in the offline idle mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350985

Receiver-only tune-away

Various embodiments include methods, systems, and devices for communicating with a first network and a second network using a mobile device having a single radio comprising a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter and the receiver may be tuned to the first network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350982

Method and apparatus for improving voice and data communications in a wireless network

Methods and apparatuses relating to wireless communication of a user equipment (ue) are provided including initiating an access procedure for a first radio access technology (rat) and tuning a receiver to a second rat for a duration during the access procedure for the first rat. The methods and apparatuses further include receiving a paging signal via the second rat during the duration, and tuning the receiver to the first rat following the duration to continue the access procedure for the first rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350974

Enhancement for bss transition, load balancing and ap selection

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, the apparatus may be a station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350973

Priority based cell reselection

A user equipment (ue) expedites cell reselection from a higher priority radio access technology (rat) to a lower priority rat. In one instance, the ue determines whether a serving cell signal quality exceeds a threshold when a ue is in idle mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350963

Pseudo-fast return in a wireless network

A method and/or apparatus for wireless communication determines whether circuit switched fall back (csfb) occurred from a first rat to a second rat. A call is handed over from the second rat to the third rat and a ue attempts to return directly to the first rat from the third rat when the csfb occurred and the call is released from the third rat.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350959

Reduced latency during random access procedure

A user equipment (ue) reduces random access procedure delays when reselecting or redirecting from a cell of a first radio access technology (rat) by preventing a persistence check before initiating the random access procedure. In one instance, the ue prevents the persistence check by preventing collection of system information including a scaling factor used for the persistence check before initiating the random access procedure.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350955

Techniques for handling partial loading of carriers in wireless communications

Aspects described herein relate to scheduling data for transmission over a plurality of component carriers. A base station can determine to increase bandwidth utilization over at least one component carrier of a plurality of component carriers assigned to a plurality of user equipments (ue). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350954

Interworking link layer traffic aggregation with system level mobility

Methods and apparatus for routing data bearers of a user equipment (ue) while the ue is associated to a base station (bs) of a first radio access technology (rat) while being served by a bs of a second rat.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350952

Interaction between wan-wlan interworking and wan-wlan aggregation

Aspects generally relate to a priority mechanism for handing potentially conflicting triggers related to offloading rules and ran aggregation. As described, a ue may receive, from a bs, configuration information for ran aggregation of one or more data bearers and offloading rules for wlan offloading. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350946

Mobile station use of round trip time measurements

Techniques are provided in which a mobile station may determine a first round-trip time (rtt) for a first measurement related communication between the transceiver and a first network device, wherein the first rtt comprises a uniform delay of time applied during the first measurement related communication by the first network device; determine a second rtt for a second measurement related communication between the transceiver and a second network device, wherein the second rtt comprises the uniform delay of time applied during the second measurement related communication by the second network device; and determine, at least in part, a position of the mobile station with regard to at least the first and second network devices based, at least in part, on the first rtt and the second rtt.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350944

Techniques for reporting power headroom in multiple connectivity wireless communications

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to reporting power headroom in wireless communications. A device can establish a first connection served by at least a first cell, and establish a second connection served by at least a second cell in multiple connectivity/carrier aggregation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350934

Uplink timing adjustment in multi-sim/multi-standby devices

A method/apparatus for wireless communication for a multi sim/multi standby device having a single radio stores an uplink transmission timing of a first radio access technology (rat) and a first path loss measurement before tuning away from the first rat to perform an activity with a second rat. A second path loss of the first rat is measured after tuning back, and the second path loss measurement is compared to the first path loss measurement. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350919

Adaptation of enhanced inter-cell interference coordination configuration

In a wireless communication system, a cell may perform a method for adapting a long-term or short-term almost blank subframe (abs) configuration, including determining, by the cell, a current neighbor cell deployment state, and adapting a long-term downlink abs configuration of the cell based on the current neighbor cell deployment state. The current neighbor cell deployment state may include, for example, a number of neighbor cells, signal strengths of the neighbor cells, or a number of users being served in cell range expansion (cre), which may be determined using a neighbor listen module, receiving measurement reports from ues, or receiving reports from small cell neighbors via a backhaul. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350917

Opportunistic channel reuse in a shared communication medium

Channel reuse permits more than one station to communicate concurrently via a communication medium. A first station may transmit a first transmission to a second station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350907

Systems, methods, and apparatus for authentication during fast initial link setup

Systems, methods, and devices for authentication during fast initial network link setup within wireless communication systems are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for wireless communication is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350906

Systems and methods for selective association

A particular method includes sending, from a first device to a second device of a data link group, a path request encrypted using a group key of the data link group. The method further includes receiving, at the first device from the second device, a path reply that is responsive to the path request. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350870

Managing ue subscription establishment

Methods, systems, and devices are described for managing user equipment (ue) subscription establishment with networks outside of a home network. A ue may determine whether it is authorized to operate in an unsubscribed state and/or to initiate a local subscription establishment procedure with a non-home network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350867

Discovery of multi-hop capabilities and routing on a per link basis

A device and a method to send a resource discovery query to a local device to request per link resource information for a wireless link between a requesting device and the local device, to receive the requested per link resource information from the local device indicating resources the local device has available to allocate to the wireless link, and to establish the wireless link with the local device based on the resource information received are disclosed. The wireless link may be a point-to-point link, a device and method to allocate resources, from a set of resources available to the local device, on a per link basis, to receive a resource discovery query from a requesting device seeking per link resource information, and to send per link resource information to the requesting device indicating the resources the local device has available to allocate to the wireless link are disclosed.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350866

Peer discovery in neighbor awareness networking (nan) aided data link networks

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, a first station discovers a second station capable of providing a service of interest to the first station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350850

Location support using a device identification conveyed by a positioning protocol

Techniques for using device-related information for positioning of a mobile device include providing non-unique device-related information by a mobile device to a location server. Such device-related information can be conveyed from a mobile device to a server in positioning protocols. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350847

Phone based context engine for positioning

Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for improving location estimation. The method receives lci updates from an lci disambiguation engine. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350846

Methods and apparatus for position estimation

Systems, apparatus and methods disclosed herein facilitate vision based mobile device location determination. In some embodiments, a method for estimating a position of a mobile device may comprise: detecting that the mobile device is in communication with at least one of a plurality of devices, where each of the plurality of devices associated with a corresponding device identifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350832

Apparatus and method of refining an estimated position in a wireless network

The position of a mobile device in a wireless network is refined by obtaining statistical samples of particles representing an initial estimated position of the device, obtaining one or more parameters of received signals from a set of one or more access points in the network, locking the set of one or more access points without using one or more additional access points to estimate the position, resampling the particles to obtain a second estimation of the position after locking the first set of one or more access points, and obtaining a refined estimated position based on a comparison of the first and second estimations of the position.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350831

Wwan almanac integrity monitoring system

Method, apparatus and computer program product for monitoring wireless wide area network almanac integrity in a wireless wide area network are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving crowdsourcing data from a plurality of mobile devices, determining a change to a wireless wide area network almanac using the crowdsourcing data, and updating a database in accordance with the change to the wireless wide area network almanac.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350656

Dynamic video core clock and voltage scaling

Disclosed are systems and methods for dynamically scaling a clock and/or voltage of a video core. The method may include buffering video frames in an input buffer queue and encoding the video frames from the input buffer queue with a video encoder to generate encoded video frames. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350385

Aggregation of data packets for multiple stations

As one example, an apparatus for wireless communications includes a processing system configured to communicate with several receivers including a first receiver and a second receiver. The processing system is configured to generate an aggregate data packet including several data packets that include a first data packet and a second data packet. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350382

Methods and systems for dual channel information

An 802.11ac access point (ap) may be capable of communicating with both 802.11n (on 40 mhz band) and 802.11ac devices (on 80 mhz band). While the 802.11ac ap is communicated with 802.11n devices on 40 mhz band, the remaining 40 mhz band is wasted because the 802.11n devices are not capable of communicating on this band. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350369

Method for reducing pre-fetching of multimedia streaming data with minimal impact on playback user experience

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a receiver device to determine a high watermark margin and a low watermark margin for a cache based on data associated with a selected media instance and control the download of portions of the media instance based at least in part on the determined high watermark margin and low watermark margin. The high watermark margin and the low watermark margin may be determined based on a playback rate of the media instance and a high watermark margin time value and low watermark margin time value, respectively. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350288

Media agnostic display for wi-fi display

In techniques of this disclosure, a source device establishes a connection to a sink device. The source device performs a service discovery using a real time streaming protocol (rtsp) mechanism. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350171

Semi-deterministic digital signature generation

Various features pertain to digital signatures for use in signing messages. In one aspect, a digital signature is generated based on a nonce derived using a per-message salt value, particularly a salt selected to provide a semi-deterministic nonce (i.e. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350159

Efficient communications through a shared communication medium

A method and apparatus are disclosed for transferring data through a shared communication medium between communication devices. In at least one embodiment, a timeout period used to detect data transfer errors may be modified based, at least in part, on a data transfer status message transmitted from a media access control (mac) layer to a protocol adaptation layer of a first communication device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150350027

Neighbor aware network cluster topology establishment based on proximity measurements

A method includes determining, at a first device of a neighbor aware network (nan), a proximity of the first device to a second device of the nan. The method further includes determining whether to change a nan operating mode of the first device based on the proximity.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349987

Asynchronous multicarrier communications

Apparatuses and methods for performing asynchronous multicarrier communications are provided. One such method involves generating, at a first wireless device, a waveform including one or more carriers, shaping the waveform to reduce interference between the waveform and adjacent waveforms, and transmitting, on a spectrum, the shaped waveform asynchronously.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349982

Phase detector

An alternative phase detector without the need for direct phase measurement is provided. The phase detector comprises three signal inputs (s1, s2, s3), a ratio determination circuit (rdc) for determining at least two ratios of the respective input signals, and a calculation circuit (cc) to derive a measure of a phase difference between at least two input signals.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349931

Techniques for managing transmissions of uplink data over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method may include performing a clear channel assessment (cca) on an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band; transmitting an indication of a time division duplexing (tdd) configuration over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band when the cca is successful; and transmitting downlink data over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band in accordance with the tdd configuration when the cca is successful. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349924

Link budget improvement in peer discovery

In an aspect, a method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus codes a peer discovery message for peer discovery. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349907

Reconfigurable multi-mode transceiver

Reconfiguring a transceiver design using a plurality of frequency synthesizers and a plurality of carrier aggregation (ca) receiver (rx) and transmitter (tx) chains, the method including: connecting a first frequency synthesizer to a first ca tx chain; connecting the plurality of frequency synthesizers to the plurality of ca rx chains, wherein a second frequency synthesizer of the plurality of frequency synthesizers is connected as a shared synthesizer to a first ca rx chain and a second ca tx chain.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349887

Methods and apparatus for efficient joint power line and visible light communication

A hybrid communications system implements different communication technologies to communicate data and information for particular communications directions in different portions of the system. Power line communications (plc) signaling is used to deliver data and information from a gateway device to a light access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349869

Enhanced opportunistic mobile receive diversity for dual-sim dual-active mobile device

A method for performing mobile receive diversity may include: enabling a first receive chain associated with a first radio access technology (rat) to receive one or more signals from a second rat; receiving second rat signals on a second receive chain; enabling receive diversity on a modem associated with a second receive chain; generating, by a diversity receiver, a receive diversity signal based on the one or more second rat signals received by the first receive chain during periods of time the first receive chain does not receive a signal from the first rat; and outputting the generated receive diversity signal to a decoder for the second rat.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349863

Method and apparatus for leveraging spatial/location/user interaction sensors to aid in transmit and receive-side beamforing in a directional wireless network

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus is embodied in a device that determines a first set of antenna weights for communicating a first communication ray, detects a change in a physical orientation of the device, determines a mapping between the first set of antenna weights, the detected change in the physical orientation, and a second set of antenna weights for communicating a second communication ray, communicates the second communication ray based on the second set of antenna weights.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349836

Temperature control at power amplifier with transceiver switching

A wireless communication device includes: a first communications unit configured to communicate with a first communication network; a second communications unit configured to communicate with a second communication network; a control unit configured to control operation of the wireless communication device; and one or more temperature sensors configured to sense operating temperatures of the first communications unit and the second communications unit and provide temperature signals to the control unit. In response to a determination that an operating temperature of the first communications unit conducting a first call exceeds a predetermined threshold temperature and an operating temperature of the second communications unit does not exceed the predetermined threshold temperature, the control unit is configured to cause the first call on the first communications unit to be switched from a first transceiver chain in the first communications unit to a second transceiver chain in the second communications unit.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349833

Impedance measurement system and mobile communication device comprising an impedance measurement system

An impedance measurement system (ims) is provided that comprises an rssi chain (rssi), a limiter rssi chain (limrssi) and a limiter chain (lim). The rssi chain and the limiter rssi chain are connected to a subtraction circuit (sc) and the limiter rssi chain and the limiter chain are connected to a phase detector (pd). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349821

Feedback receive path with rf filter

An apparatus includes an elliptical inductance-capacitance (lc) filter and a resistive-capacitive (rc) notch filter serially coupled to the elliptical lc filter. The elliptical lc filter and the rc notch filter are configured to filter a radio-frequency (rf) signal received by a feedback receive path.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349796

Dedicated arithmetic encoding instruction

A method includes executing, at a processor, a dedicated arithmetic encoding instruction. The dedicated arithmetic encoding instruction accepts a plurality of inputs including a first range, a first offset, and a first state and produces one or more outputs based on the plurality of inputs. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349793

Digital calibration of transmit digital to analog converter full scale current

A method and apparatus for a method of calibrating a transmit digital to analog converter full-scale current. The method comprises generating a tuned reference current and then calibrating the tuned reference current to a selected value in order to produce a predetermined current value. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349782

Reconfigurable fractional divider

Aspects of a reconfigurable frequency divider circuit are provided. A reconfigurable frequency divider can include a frequency divider that is configured to receive an input signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349752

Adaptive stability control for a driver circuit

A circuit for driving a load may include a control loop having a response characteristic. A headroom signal indicative of the headroom voltage of the circuit may set one or more parameters of the response characteristic. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349733

Transmitter digital-to-analog converter (dac)- baseband filter (bbf) common mode interface

Removing common-mode current from a pair of complementary current signals, including: generating a common-mode voltage of the pair of complementary current signals including at least a first current signal and a second current signal; measuring and outputting a difference voltage between the generated common-mode voltage and a common-mode reference voltage; and removing at least a portion of the common-mode current from the first current signal and the second current signal based on the difference voltage.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349724

Distortion cancellation for dual stage carrier-aggregation (ca) low noise amplifier (lna) non-linear second order products

A device includes a main two-stage low noise amplifier (lna) configured to amplify a carrier aggregation (ca) communication signal, the main two-stage lna comprising a first lna stage and a second lna stage, an output of the first lna stage having a first stage second order intermodulation product, the second lna stage comprising a phase-inverter configured to phase-invert the output of the first lna stage to generate a second stage phase-inverted output, and an auxiliary lna stage coupled to the main two-stage lna, the auxiliary lna stage configured to cancel the first stage second order intermodulation product.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349722

Dual stage carrier-aggregation (ca) low noise amplifier (lna) having harmonic rejection and high linearity

A device includes a load circuit configured to receive an amplified communication signal, the load circuit having a center tapped inductor structure configured to divide the amplified communication signal into a first portion and a second portion, the load circuit configured to resonate at a harmonic of the amplified communication signal.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349717

Amplifier circuit with improved accuracy

An amplifier circuit with improved accuracy is provided that comprises a cascade of amplifier stages, a control line for controlling the amplifier stages, a feedback circuit having an input port for receiving a reference signal, and a feedback loop connecting the feedback circuit to the control line. Via the feedback circuit and the feedback loop, the large signal behavior of the amplifier stage is accurately fixed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349712

Reconfigurable varactor bank for a voltage-controlled oscillator

Aspects of a reconfigurable varactor array for providing a capacitance to control an output frequency of a voltage-controlled oscillator are provided. The reconfigurable varactor array can be configured to provide a configurable capacitance. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349711

Inductor-enclosed voltage-controlled oscillators

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an inductor-enclosed switchable voltage-controlled oscillator (vco), for use in a frequency synthesizer of a radio frequency integrated circuit (rfic), for example. One example apparatus is a frequency synthesizer that generally includes a first vco circuit comprising a first inductor and a second vco circuit comprising a second inductor, wherein at least a portion of the first vco circuit is disposed inside a loop of the second inductor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349710

Rc oscillator based on delay-free comparator

Cancelling a delay in a comparator of an rc oscillator configured to generate a clock pulse, including: selectively coupling a plurality of current sources to a first capacitor, a second capacitor, and a resistor, wherein the plurality of current source charge and discharge the first capacitor and the second capacitor, and charge the resistor; charging the first capacitor at a higher rate during a first phase of the clock pulse than a second phase of the clock pulse, and charging the second capacitor at a higher rate during a third phase of the clock pulse than a fourth phase of the clock pulse; and generating the clock pulse by enabling the comparator to compare a voltage on the first or second capacitor with a voltage on the resistor.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349622

On-chip dual-supply multi-mode cmos regulators

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided. The apparatus may be a regulator circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349244

Reducing source loading effect in spin torque transfer magnetoresistive random access memory (stt-mram)

A memory cell includes a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) structure that includes a free layer coupled to a bit line and a pinned layer. A magnetic moment of the free layer is substantially parallel to a magnetic moment of the pinned layer in a first state and substantially antiparallel to the magnetic moment of the pinned layer in a second state. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150349000

Fabrication of transistor with high density storage capacitor

This disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for fabricating tfts and storage capacitors on a substrate. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a tft and a storage capacitor, where the tft includes a first metal layer, a second metal layer, and a semiconductor layer, where the semiconductor layer is protected by a first etch stop layer and a second etch stop layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348491

Robust driver with multi-level output

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a driver circuit providing a selection of a voltage among multiple voltages at its output. In one aspect, the static power consumption of the circuit may be reduced by employing a power supply scheme that allows for a reduction in sub-threshold leakage current.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348473

Systems, devices, and methods for driving an analog interferometric modulator utilizing dc common with reset

A display apparatus comprising an array of electromechanical display elements and a driver circuit coupled to the array is provided. The driver circuit is configured to apply a dc voltage to a first stationary electrode of the display element and adjust a bias voltage applied to a second stationary electrode of the display element from a first bias voltage to a second bias voltage before a reset period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348472

Display panel drivers

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for providing voltages to an arrangement of display modules in a display. In one aspect, a group including multiple rows of display modules may be provided a reset signal at the same time. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150348403

Methods, smart objects, and systems for naming and interacting with smart objects

A control device executing a networking framework for controlling a network of smart objects registered with a framework may interact with only those smart objects in a room. A radio frequency signal broadcast on the networking framework for reception by smart objects registered with the networking framework may cause each of the plurality of smart objects to transmit an ultrasound signal that may include an identifier, such as a generic identifier of the smart object that was assigned during registration with the network framework. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347895

Deriving relationships from overlapping location data

Method and systems for deriving relationships from overlapping time and location data are disclosed. A first user device receives time and location data for a first user, the time and location data for the first user representing locations of the first user over time, reduces the time and location data for the first user around a first plurality of artificial neurons, wherein each of the first plurality of artificial neurons represents a location of the first user during a first time, transmits the reduced time and location data for the first user to a server, wherein the server determines whether or not the first user and a second user are related based on determining that the first user and the second user have an artificial neuron in common among the first plurality of artificial neurons and a second plurality of artificial neurons.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347850

Device-provided tracking data for augmented reality

A networked device may provide tracking data associated with the networked device to an augmented reality (ar) device via a local network. The tracking data may describe one or more trackable features of the networked device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347814

Efficient forest sensing based eye tracking

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for novel eye tracking methodologies are presented. Specifically, after an initial determination of a person's eyes within a field of view (fov), methods of the present disclosures may track the person's eyes even with part of the face occluded, and may quickly re-acquire the eyes even if the person's eyes exit the fov. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347562

Deriving user characteristics from users' log files

Systems and methods for generating a grammar describing activities of a user are disclosed. An aspect receives log data for the user, clusters the log data around a plurality of cluster centroids, assigns one or more semantic labels to each of the plurality of cluster centroids based on determining that a threshold number of log data points have been assigned to each of the plurality of cluster centroids, determines a sequence in which the log data points were clustered around the plurality of cluster centroids, generates one or more grammars representing a sequence of possible activities of the user based on the sequence in which the log data points were clustered around the plurality of cluster centroids and the one or more semantic labels of each of the plurality of cluster centroids, and filters the assigned one or more semantic labels for each of the plurality of cluster centroids.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347308

Reconfigurable fetch pipeline

A particular method includes selecting between a first cache access mode and a second cache access mode based on a number of instructions stored at an issue queue, a number of active threads of an execution unit, or both. The method further includes performing a first cache access. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347089

Microarchitecture for floating point fused multiply-add with exponent scaling

Systems and methods for implementing a floating point fused multiply and accumulate with scaling (fmasc) operation. A floating point unit receives input multiplier, multiplicand, addend, and scaling factor operands. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347017

Command trapping in an input/output virtualization (iov) host controller (hc) (iov-hc) of a flash-memory-based storage device

Command trapping in an input/output virtualization (iov) host controller (hc) (iov-hc) of a flash-memory-based storage device is disclosed. In one aspect, an iov-hc is configured to receive a request from a client register interface (cri) of one of multiple input/output (i/o) clients. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150347016

Input/output virtualization (iov) host controller (hc) (iov-hc) of a flash-memory-based storage device

An input/output virtualization (ioy) host controller (hc) (iov-hc) of a flash-memory-based storage device is disclosed. In one aspect, an iov-hc is coupled to input/output (i/o) clients via corresponding client register interfaces (cris), and is also coupled to a flash-memory-based storage device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346998

Rapid text cursor placement using finger orientation

Aspects of the disclosed subject matter are related to a method for utilizing touch object orientation with a touch user interface. First, a first location within a text body on the touch interface is determined. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346993

Apparatus and methods for managing widgets in a wireless communication environment

Apparatus and methods relating to mobile widgets. In particular, apparatus and methods for integrating network services and/or network resources with widget capabilities, managing mobile widgets, providing portability to mobile widgets, and generating content with respect to a mobile widget. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346807

Adaptive control of rf low power modes in a multi-rate wireless system using mcs value

Methods, systems, and devices are described for power conservation in a wireless communications system. In embodiments, power conservation may be achieved by adaptively controlling power modes of a wireless communication device, using a modulation and coding scheme (mcs) value as a factor for guidance. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346795

Multi-host power controller (mhpc) of a flash-memory-based storage device

A multi-host power controller (mhpc) of a flash-memory-based storage device is disclosed. In one aspect, the mhpc receives power mode change requests from each of multiple input/output (i/o) clients. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346745

Thermally-adaptive voltage scaling for supply voltage supervisor power optimization

Aspects of an integrated circuit (ic) using a scaling voltage are provided. The ic includes a chip section configured to operate using a scaled supply voltage. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346743

Bias techniques and circuit arrangements to reduce leakage current in a circuit

An apparatus includes an input/output (i/o) pin and an electrostatic discharge device. The electrostatic discharge device is coupled to the i/o pin and to a voltage regulator.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346478

Protection of thin film transistors in a display element array from visible and ultraviolet light

A display assembly includes an array of display elements disposed between a first substrate and a second substrate, the array of display elements including one or more thin film transistors (tfts). A black mask arrangement is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, the black mask arrangement being configured to prevent light entering the display assembly from reaching the tfts.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/03/15 / #20150346251

Detector circuit

A detector circuit for determining an unknown load impedance (zx) without the need for a signal level detector is provided. The detector circuit comprises a phase detector to derive two phase differences (α, β) between three input signals (v12, v10, v20) and a calculation circuit to derive a signal ratio.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341955

Multi-user multiple input multiple output wireless communications

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for enhanced multi-user multiple input multiple output (mu-mimo) wireless communications. The proposed method may reduce and/or eliminate stringent frequency and time synchronization requirements for stations (stas) to participate in a downlink mu-mimo transaction by utilizing deterministic scheduling.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341938

Uplink operation for rlc communications

A user equipment (ue) may have data in a buffer for uplink (ul) transmission. The ue may transmit a buffer status report (bsr) indicating the amount of data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341927

Hybrid reconfiguration methods and apparatus for tdd adaptation

Methods, systems, and devices are described for reconfiguring a user equipment (ue) to operate in a reconfigured tdd ul-dl configuration. An initial uplink-downlink (ul-dl) configuration for tdd communication may be provided for communication between an e node b and a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341921

Techniques for managing resources for uplink transmissions in a shared radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes identifying a first interval for an uplink transmission in a shared radio frequency spectrum band; identifying a second interval for the uplink transmission; comparing the first interval with the second interval; and determining uplink resources to use for the uplink transmission based at least in part on the comparison of the first interval with the second interval. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341894

Use of rf signatures to detect moved wireless transmitters

Location-independent approaches are provided for determining, using a mobile device, whether a wireless transmitter has been moved to a new location. An example method includes obtaining at least a portion of a reference radio frequency (rf) signature database; measuring signals from a plurality of wireless transmitters proximate to the mobile device; identifying a candidate wireless transmitter; deriving an observed radio frequency (rf) signature for the candidate wireless transmitter from signals from at least one wireless transmitter of the plurality of wireless transmitters other than the candidate wireless transmitter; determining whether the candidate wireless transmitter has been moved to a new location by comparing the observed rf signature for the candidate wireless transmitter to a reference rf signature associated with the candidate wireless transmitter; and generating an indicator that the candidate wireless transmitter has been moved responsive to the candidate wireless transmitter having been moved.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341892

Positioning with access network query protocol neighbor reports

Techniques for determining the position of a client station based on access network query protocol (anqp) neighbor reports are disclosed. An example of a wireless transceiver system for providing a neighbor report in an anqp query response message a memory, at least one processor operably coupled to the memory and configure to determine neighbor position information, receive an anqp query request from a client station prior to performing a wireless client association process, generate a neighbor report, and send an anqp query response including the neighbor report to the client station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341876

Systems and methods for synchronization of wireless devices in a peer-to-peer network

Methods, devices, and computer program products for synchronization of wireless devices in a peer-to-peer network are described herein. In one aspect, a method for synchronizing a wireless communication apparatus is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341873

Distributed device-to-device synchronization

Methods, systems, and devices are described that provide for d2d synchronization. The methods, systems, and/or devices may include tools and techniques that provide for synchronizing a mobile device based on detection of a reliability alarm. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341872

Method and apparatus for synchronizing and propagating state information in wireless downlink/uplink

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for operating a user equipment (ue) are provided. The apparatus receives first information from a first millimeter-wave base station (mwb), determines second information based on the received first information, and transmits the second information to at least one other mwb. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341859

Multi-stage amplifier with rc network

An apparatus includes a first amplifier stage configured to amplify a first carrier signal. The apparatus includes a second amplifier stage configured to amplify a second carrier signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341858

Apparatus, methods, and computer program products providing power savings in sps-configured volte with c-drx

Apparatus, methods, and computer program products providing power savings in semi-persistent scheduling (sps)-configured voice over long term evolution (volte) with connected state discontinuous reception (c-drx) are provided. The apparatus may be a user equipment (ue). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341833

Apparatus and methods for avoiding unnecessary cell reselections in a wireless communications network

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to cell reselection procedures that can mitigate adjacent channel interference (aci) related problems in a wireless network. A mobile station (ms) determines a signal level quality for each of a plurality of cells including a serving cell and a plurality of neighbor cells. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341832

Mobility robustness optimization for heterogeneous and small cell networks

Methods, systems, and devices are described for mobility robustness optimization. A network may be organized into base station clusters, and mobility information may be exchanged within the cluster. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341828

Method and apparatus for maintaining location continuity for a ue following handover

Techniques for maintaining location continuity for a user equipment (ue) following handover are described. The ue communicates with a first radio access network (ran) and is served by a source serving node and a source location server prior to handover. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341825

Modem assisted contention handling of multiple active connections in wireless communications

Aspects of the present disclosure provide wireless communication devices and methods configured to operate with multiple active connections. A user equipment establishes a first active connection associated with a first subscription. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341823

Devices and methods for facilitating uplink transmissions on two or more carriers

Wireless user equipment (ues) are adapted to facilitate uplink transmissions on two or more carriers. According to one example, a wireless user equipment can determine whether a size of data to be transmitted is greater than or less than a predetermined threshold. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341794

Secure relay of discovery information in wireless networks

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for wireless communication, and more specifically to advertising discovery information, relaying discovery information, and to the secure relay of discovery information in wireless networks. Various frame structures are provided for such transmitting and relaying of discovery information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341778

Systems and methods for multiple network access by mobile computing devices

Systems and methods for multiple network access by mobile computing devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a data bus is used to couple multiple baseband processor endpoints to multiple network access cards, such that each baseband processor endpoint may communicate over the data bus to any of the network access cards. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341759

User experience enhancements for controlling a group communication

User experience enhancements for conducting group communication sessions may include displaying visual feedback on a display to indicate a state of a group communication session. Embodiments may include displaying a quick contact group communication shortcut icon on a home screen of a wireless communication device display, displaying a group communication button in association with the quick contact group communication shortcut icon on the home screen of the display, detecting a selection of the group communication button by a user on a user interface, and initiating a group communication session with a device of a contact associated with the quick contact group communication shortcut icon.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341758

Multicast packet reception reliability over wi-fi

To ensure that multicasts from access points sent in response to periodic beacons reach a variety of listening clients that may have longer sleep intervals than an interval between beacons, this disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for multicasting bursts of frames where a burst number is selected so as to be equal to or greater than a range of common sleep intervals. Further, where multicast frames are re-multicast according to known protocols, the repeated bursts can be offset from the re-multicast start time suggested by the protocol, in order to increase a likelihood that clients with especially long sleep intervals receive the multicast frame.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341753

Method and apparatus for indoor/outdoor detection using ambient signals

Systems and methods for determining whether a mobile device is indoors or outdoors based on ambient signal measurements are described herein. A method for performing indoor/outdoor detection for a mobile device as described herein includes identifying one or more selected radio channels, including at least one of amplitude modulation (am) radio stations, frequency modulation (fm) radio stations, or television stations, in an area of the mobile device; obtaining information relating to reference outdoor signal strengths for the respective selected radio channels; calculating measured signal strengths for signals received via the selected radio channels; comparing the reference outdoor signal strengths and the measured signal strengths; and classifying the mobile device as indoors or outdoors based on a result of the comparison.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341736

Obtaining symmetry information for higher order ambisonic audio renderers

In general, techniques are described for obtaining audio rendering information in a bitstream. A device configured to render higher order ambisonic coefficients comprising a processor and a memory may perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341674

Coding runs with escape in palette-based video coding

In an example a method of processing video data includes determining palette indices of a first row of a block of video data, wherein the palette indices correspond to a palette of one or more colors for coding the block of video data, and wherein the palette indices of the first row include one or more indices that are associated with a color value in the palette and a syntax element that is not associated with a color value in the palette. The method also includes coding a run of palette indices of a second row of the block of video data relative to the palette indices of the first row, wherein the run includes the one or more indices that are associated with a color value in the palette and the syntax element that is not associated with a color value in the palette.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341673

Coding runs in palette-based video coding

In an example, a method of coding video data includes determining, for a pixel associated with a palette index that relates a value of the pixel to a color value in a palette of colors used for coding the pixel, a run length of a run of palette indices being coded with the palette index of the pixel, the method also includes determining a maximum run length for a maximum run of palette indices able to be coded with the palette index of the pixel, and coding data that indicates the run length based on the determined maximum run length.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341660

Escape sample coding in palette-based video coding

In an example, a method of processing video data includes determining a value of a block-level syntax element that indicates, for all samples of a block of video data, whether at least one respective sample of the block is coded based on a color value of the at least one respective sample not being included in a palette of colors for coding the block of video data. The method also includes coding the block of video data based on the value.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341656

Predictor palette initialization in palette-based video coding

In an example a method of processing video data includes determining a first palette for a first block of video data that is located in a first row of blocks, generating a predictor palette for constructing at least one second palette of at least one second block of video data in the first row of blocks coded, reinitializing the predictor palette for determining a third palette of a third block of video data that is located in a second row of blocks, wherein re-initializing the predictor palette comprises re-initializing the predictor palette based on the one or more palette entries of the first palette or an initial predictor palette generated after coding the first block, determining the third palette of the third block based on the re-initialized predictor palette, and coding the third block using the third palette.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341655

Maximum palette parameters in palette-based video coding

In an example, a method of processing video data includes coding at least one of data that indicates a maximum palette size of a palette of color values for coding a block of video data or data that indicates a maximum palette predictor size of a palette predictor for determining the palette of color values. The method also includes coding the block of video data in accordance with the data.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341635

Coding run values based on palette index in palette-based video coding

In an example a method of processing video data includes determining a run value that indicates a run-length of a run of a palette index of a block of video data, wherein the palette index is associated with a color value in a palette of color values for coding the block of video data, the method also includes determining a context for context adaptive coding of data that represents the run value based on the palette index, and coding the data that represents run value from a bitstream using the determined context.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341535

System and method for determining image resolution

Systems and methods for deductively determining a resolution setting for an imaging device based on one or more features of a scene are disclosed. The features may include the size of primary or foreground faces within the scene, a maximum amount of high frequency content within the scene, a lighting condition of the scene, or a battery level of an electronic device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341447

Systems and methods of operating a device of a data path group network

A particular method includes generating a first message including data for indicating availability of a service of a data path group network and including at least one of a lifetime value or a heartbeat value corresponding to the data path group network. The method also includes transmitting the first message from a first device of the data path group network.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341446

Enhanced dns-based service discovery in an internet of things (iot) environment

A system and method for discovering services in an internet of things (iot) environment are disclosed. The method may include providing service-feature information from a consumer app to a query service that is indicative of a service provided by a remotely located provider app and incorporating the service-feature information into resource records of an additional information section of a multicast domain name service (mdns) message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341233

Methods, apparatuses, and articles for location parameter reporting and processing

Methods, apparatuses, and articles for location parameter reporting and processing are presented. In one example, a mobile device transmits a probe message to a transceiver device indicating that the mobile device is capable of reporting signal parameter measurements, such as received signal strength (rssi), round-trip time (rtt), or any combination thereof, for example. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341151

Method and apparatus for selective acknowledgement of packets from an access probe

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses and methods capable of selective acknowledgement of packets from an access probe. In one aspect, an apparatus includes: a transceiver configured to receive a set of frames associated with an access probe message from a wireless node, wherein the access probe message includes a plurality of frames, and the set of frames comprises a subset of the plurality of frames; and a processing system configured to generate a selective acknowledgement message based on a determination of whether each frame in the set of frames is received correctly. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341130

Signaling soft time division multiplexing in enhanced distributed channel access

Methods, systems, and devices are described for signaling soft time division multiplexing (tdm) assignment information in an enhanced distributed channel access (edca) operation. The soft tdm assignment may be sent to one or more nodes of a group of nodes to communicate with indicated priority access parameters during at least one of a plurality of time slots. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341026

Transistor based switch stack having filters for preserving ac equipotential nodes

A device for switching a radio frequency (rf) signal includes two or more field-effect transistor (fet) unit cells in a stacked or chain topology, and gate or body node filtration circuitry that preserves rf equipotential nodes. The filtration circuitry may be capacitive or resistive-capacitive. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341025

Differential mode bandwidth extension technique with common mode compensation

A method and apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a capacitive element for adjusting a net capacitance of a circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150341007

Carrier aggregation amplifier with dual gain control

An apparatus includes a first amplification stage configured to amplify a first carrier signal and a second amplification stage configured to amplify a second carrier signal. The first amplification stage is direct-current (dc) coupled to the second amplification stage. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340992

Low power multi-stacked power amplifier

An apparatus includes a plurality of stacked transistors in a multi-stacked power amplifier. At least one transistor of the plurality of stacked transistors is configured to operate in a first mode and in a second mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340991

Multi-band power amplifier

An apparatus includes a first capacitor, an inductor coupled to the first capacitor, and a second capacitor coupled to the inductor. The second capacitor is coupled to a first output of a differential amplifier.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340906

Detection and protection of devices within a wireless power system

Exemplary embodiments are directed to detecting and limiting power transfer to non-compliant devices. A method may include detecting one or more non-compliant devices positioned within a charging region of a wireless power transmitter. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340593

Etch-resistant protective coating for a magnetic tunnel junction device

A method of forming a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) device includes forming a spacer on an exposed side portion of the mtj device. The method further includes forming an etch-resistant protective coating associated with the mtj device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340425

Embedded package substrate capacitor

A package substrate is provided that includes a core substrate and a capacitor embedded in the core substrate including a first side. The capacitor includes a first electrode and a second electrode disposed at opposite ends of the capacitor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340101

System and method of programming a memory cell

A method includes applying a programming voltage to a drain of an access transistor, where a source of the access transistor is coupled to a drain region of a one-time programmable (otp) device. The method also includes applying a first voltage to a gate of the otp device and a second voltage to a terminal of the otp device to bias a channel region of the otp device, where the first voltage and the second voltage are substantially equal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340078

Low latency synchronization scheme for mesochronous ddr system

A method for data synchronization is provided according to certain embodiments. The method comprises receiving data, a data clock signal, and a clean clock signal, sampling the data using the data clock signal, synchronizing the sampled data with the clean clock signal, and outputting the synchronized sampled data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150340044

Higher order ambisonics signal compression

Systems and techniques for compression and decoding of audio data are generally disclosed. An example device for compressing higher order ambisonic (hoa) coefficients representative of a soundfield includes a memory configured to store audio data and one or more processors configured to: determine when to use ambient hoa coefficients of the hoa coefficients to augment one or more foreground audio objects obtained through decomposition of the hoa coefficients based on one or more singular values also obtained through the decomposition of the hoa coefficients, the ambient hoa coefficients representative of an ambient component of the soundfield.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339917

Triggering commands on a target device in response to broadcasted event notifications

Mechanisms to trigger commands on target devices when source devices broadcast certain notifications to thereby automate common, routine, or otherwise related activities among heterogeneous devices are provided. For example, when a source device broadcasts a notification that arrives at a control device, a trigger that links the notification to a command on the target device may be defined and stored at the control device, which may then automatically invoke the command on the target device when the source device broadcasts the notification again in the future. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339811

Systems and methods for haziness detection

A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes determining a haziness confidence level based on multiple modalities. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339718

Peer-to-peer relaying of discovery information

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for wireless communication, and more specifically to advertising discovery information, relaying discovery information, and to the secure relay of discovery information in wireless networks. Various frame structures are provided for such transmitting and relaying of discovery information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339250

Ethernet over usb interfaces with full-duplex differential pairs

A system and method are disclosed that allow a host device to communicate with an external device using either ethernet communications or usb communications provided via a usb port and a usb connection (e.g., a usb cable). The host device may include a processor, an ethernet media access control (mac) circuit coupled to the processor, a usb controller coupled to the processor, a usb port to couple to the external device via the usb connection, and a transceiver coupled between the usb port and either the ethernet mac circuit or the usb controller in response to a mode select signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339239

Providing memory bandwidth compression using compressed memory controllers (cmcs) in a central processing unit (cpu)-based system

Providing memory bandwidth compression using compressed memory controllers (cmcs) in a central processing unit (cpu)-based system is disclosed. In this regard, in some aspects, a cmc is configured to receive a memory read request to a physical address in a system memory, and read a compression indicator (ci) for the physical address from a master directory and/or from error correcting code (ecc) bits of the physical address. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339237

Memory controllers employing memory capacity and/or bandwidth compression with next read address prefetching, and related processor-based systems and methods

Memory controllers employing memory capacity and/or bandwidth compression with next read address prefetching, and related processor-based systems and methods are disclosed. In certain aspects, memory controllers are employed that can provide memory capacity compression. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150339228

Memory controllers employing memory capacity compression, and related processor-based systems and methods

Aspects disclosed herein include memory controllers employing memory capacity compression, and related processor-based systems and methods. In certain aspects, compressed memory controllers are employed that can provide memory capacity compression. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338902

Algorithm for preferred core sequencing to maximize performance and reduce chip temperature and power

Aspects include computing devices, systems, and methods for selecting preferred processor core combinations for a state of a computing device. In an aspect, a state of a computing device containing the multi-core processor may be determined. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338653

Method and apparatus for see-through near eye display

Some aspects of the present application include a wearable, see-through display device. The device includes a source of video information and a micro-display configured to receive video information from the source of video information and to project light forming an image based on the video information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338512

Round trip time accuracy improvement in varied channel environments

Methods, systems, and devices are described that provide for wireless ranging. The methods, systems, and/or devices may include tools and techniques that provide for determining a range based on a tod and a toa that is adjusted based on a mean fac. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/26/15 / #20150338218

Methods and apparatuses for use in providing navigation assistance data to mobile stations

Methods and apparatuses are provided which may be implemented in various devices to provide navigation assistance data and/or the like to a mobile station with regard to at least one of a plurality of different indoor regions. For example, a computing platform of a map inference device may establish encoded metadata for at least a portion of an indoor region based, at least in part, on an electronic map, an access point locator, or some combination thereof, and provide such encoded metadata to a repository device that may provide at least a portion of the encoded metadata to a mobile station.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334884

Parasitic circuit for device protection

. . Exemplary embodiments are directed to a device include a parasitic coil for protection of the device. A device may include a first circuit configured to receive a first transmitted signal at an operational frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334847

Two-stage power delivery architecture

A two-stage power delivery network includes a voltage regulator and an interposer. The interposer includes a packaging substrate having an embedded inductor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334753

Role reversal from wireless docking center to wireless dockee

A device configured to manage a wireless docking environment maintains one or more communication sessions between one or more peripheral devices; determines the device is in proximity of a second device; and in response to determining the device is in proximity of the second device, relinquishes control of at least one of the one or more communication sessions to the second device.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334744

Load based lte/lte-a with unlicensed spectrum

In one aspect of the disclosure, a method of wireless communication includes receiving, at a transmitter, data for transmission over an unlicensed carrier, calculating, at the transmitter, a first available extended clear channel assessment (ecca) opportunity of the unlicensed carrier after the receiving, wherein the calculating uses at least network information and a pseudo-random number, performing a clear channel assessment (cca) check, by the transmitter, on the unlicensed carrier at the first available ecca opportunity, in response to detecting a clear cca check, transmitting channel reserving signals, by the transmitter, onto the unlicensed carrier, and in response to failing to detect the clear cca check, calculating, by the transmitter, a next available ecca opportunity of the unlicensed carrier using at least the network information and another pseudo-random number.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334743

Physical cell identifier and physical random access channel offset joint planning

Systems and methods are provided for physical cell identifier (pci) and physical random access channel (prach) offset joint planning by a network entity that determines an energy level for each of a plurality of prach frequency offsets and selects a prach frequency offset from the plurality of prach frequency offsets, based at least in part on the determined energy levels. The network entity determines a plurality of possible physical cell identifiers (pcis) for the selected prach frequency offset and selects a pci from the plurality of possible pcis.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334740

High-speed tune-away for multi-sim devices

A user equipment (ue) prevents re-transmissions of downlink high-speed data during a tune away procedure when an acknowledgment (ack) to the high-speed data is not received at a network. In one instance, the ue decodes a first high-speed grant and corresponding downlink high-speed data before tuning away from a serving base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334729

Apparatus and method for interference mitigation utilizing thin control

Aspects of the disclosure provide for a thin control channel structure that can be utilized for a variety of purposes including, for example, enabling the multiplexing of two or more data transmission formats. In another example, the thin control channel can be utilized to carry control information that relates to interference experienced by a user. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334724

Techniques for managing wireless network connections for traffic aggregation

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to communicating with one or more wireless networks using multiple radio access technologies (rats). A device can communicate with a first access point using a first rat over a first connection to access a first wireless network, and communicate with a second access point using a second rat over a second connection, wherein the second connection is configured to implement traffic aggregation with the first connection based at least in part on a configuration received from the first access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334711

Avoiding spurious responses with reconfigurable lo dividers

Methods and apparatus including: setting up a plurality of configurations for a plurality of local oscillator (lo) paths of a carrier aggregation (ca) transceiver operating with a plurality of bands; calculating and comparing frequencies for each lo path of the plurality of lo paths and at least one divider ratio of lo dividers for each band of the plurality of bands to identify frequency conflicts; and reconfiguring the lo dividers for the plurality of lo paths and the plurality of bands when the frequency conflicts are identified.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334710

Dynamic local oscillator (lo) scheme and switchable receive (rx) chain for carrier aggregation

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for dynamically adjusting a voltage-controlled oscillator (vco) frequency, a local oscillator (lo) divider ratio, and/or a receive path when adding or discontinuing reception of a component carrier (cc) in a carrier aggregation (ca) scheme. This dynamic adjustment is utilized to avoid (or at least reduce) vco, lo, and transmit signal coupling issues with multiple component carriers, with minimal (or at least reduced) current consumption by the vco and the lo divider.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334709

Apparatus and method for synchronous multiplexing and multiple access for different latency targets utilizing thin control

Aspects of the disclosure provide for a thin control channel structure that can be utilized to enable multiplexing of two or more data transmission formats. For example, a thin control channel may carry information that enables ongoing transmissions utilizing a first, relatively long transmission time interval (tti) to be punctured, and during the punctured portion of the long tti, a transmission utilizing a second, relatively short tti may be inserted. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334707

Timing advance techniques for large cells

Methods, systems, and devices are described for implementing timing advances in which a propagation delay may exceed a time period of a portion of a radio frame. In some examples, a transmitter may identify a timing advance indicating a time to initiate wireless uplink transmission of a subframe. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334704

Intra-cluster coordination for cell clustering interference mitigation

Dynamic intra-cluster coordination for tdd ul-dl reconfiguration using distributed tdd ul-dl reconfiguration techniques and/or new physical layer signaling. Cell weighting techniques may be used so that distributed tdd ul-dl reconfiguration of the cell cluster can be weighted towards cells of the cluster with higher load. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334703

Determining modem information and overhead information

Methods, computer-readable medium, and apparatus are described for adjusting uplink communication at a user equipment (ue) during wireless communication. The described aspects include determining uplink communication characteristic information corresponding to an uplink data rate based on one or more measurement values associated with transmissions by a modem on an uplink communication channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334702

Apparatus and method for inter-band pairing of carriers for time division duplex transmit- and receive-switching

Aspects of the present disclosure provide for the pairing of two or more inter-band time division duplex (tdd) carriers. In some examples disclosed herein, a conjugate or inverse carrier may be used such that full duplex, or a close approximation thereto, is achieved. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334686

Apparatus and method for inter-band pairing of carriers for time division duplex transmit- and receive-switching and its application to multiplexing of different transmission time intervals

Aspects of the present disclosure provide for the pairing of an inter-band carrier with a time division duplex (tdd) carrier. If the paired band is a frequency division duplex (fdd) band, then base stations and mobile devices may transmit and receive additional thin control channels on fdd carriers to enable full duplex operations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334685

Apparatus and method for synchronous multiplexing and multiple access for different latency targets utilizing thin control

Aspects of the disclosure provide for a thin control channel structure that can be utilized to enable multiplexing of two or more data transmission formats. For example, a thin control channel may carry information that enables ongoing transmissions utilizing a first, relatively long transmission time interval (tti) to be punctured, and during the punctured portion of the long tti, a transmission utilizing a second, relatively short tti may be inserted. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334677

Leveraging wireless communication traffic opportunistically

Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for leveraging wireless communication traffic opportunistically, such as within an indoor or like environment, for example, for use in or with a mobile communication device.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334668

Codec inversion detection

A device includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver is configured to receive a signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334661

Preamble based uplink power control for lte

Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate utilizing power control preambles with closed loop power control techniques in a wireless communication environment. An uplink grant can be transferred over a downlink (e.g., a first uplink grant after uplink inactivity), and a power control preamble can be sent over an uplink in response to the uplink grant. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334657

Wirelessly connecting mobile devices and wearable devices

The various aspects provide for wirelessly connecting mobile devices and wearable devices, which may enhance battery life and user experience. The embodiments may include a wearable device that may receive from a mobile device a request to wirelessly connect to the wearable device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334655

Channel-occupancy efficient, low power wireless networking

An apparatus and method are provided for saving power an independent basic service set (ibss) comprising a master and a plurality of clients. According to the apparatus and method, a client of the ibss receives a keyset packet from the master during an interval, the keyset packet including an aggregate of current client data, wherein the interval is a member of the group consisting of: a beacon interval and a coordination transmission interval. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334653

Techniques for managing power consumption of a mobile device

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable storage media for managing power consumption of a mobile device are disclosed. The systems, method, apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium may cause the base station to identify an energy metric associated with a mobile device, and to configure the transmission between the base station and the mobile device based at least in part on the energy metric. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334648

Systems and methods for coordinating power save operations in an ad hoc network

Systems and methods are disclosed for facilitating coordination among member stations in an ibss to allow members to remain in a power save mode of operation for extended periods of time without awakening to transmit or receive beacons at each scheduled tbtt. A power save initiator may establish a power save period during which all nodes in the network may enter a power save mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334641

Enhanced call recording for dual-sim dual-active wireless communication devices

A multi-subscriber identity module (sim) wireless communication device includes: a first communications unit; a second communications unit; a recording unit; and a control unit configured to cause the first communications unit to interrupt output of a first audio output signal to a sound reproduction device and conduct a first decoded audio signal to the recording unit; and the control unit configured to cause the second communications unit to output a second audio output signal to the sound reproduction device.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334631

Establishing reliable routes without expensive mesh peering

A device may join an existing mesh network by authenticating with only one of a plurality of member devices of the existing mesh network. Once the device has successfully authenticated with the only one member device, the device may receive a common group key. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334629

Reducing broadcast duplication in hybrid wireless mesh protocol routing

Methods, systems, and devices related to wireless communication via a mesh network are described. In particular, the disclosure is directed to selecting a path between two nodes in a wireless mesh network based on consideration of type of data requested and a determination whether an intermediate node, within a predetermined range of the requesting node, is actively broadcasting the requested data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334627

Circuit switched fall back cell reselection

A user equipment (ue) reduces delays during cell reselection for a circuit switched call back (csfb) voice call in a radio access technology (rat). In one instance, the ue prevents cell reselection from a first cell of a rat to a second cell of the same rat during system information collection of the first cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334621

Piecewise aggregation of overhead messaging sets

Methods and apparatuses are presented for piecewise aggregation of overhead messages. According to a method that is presented, that the method can include starting a timer having a time period during which a first radio access technology (rat) of the ue attempts to obtain overhead messages from a cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334617

Methods and apparatus for managing mobility in a multi-radio device

Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for managing mobility in a multi-radio device are provided. One example method generally includes detecting that a first channel is not usable for communicating via a first radio access technology (rat); receiving a message to redirect from a second channel to the first channel; determining the first channel is in a set of one or more blocked channels not usable for the first rat; and in response to the determination, taking one or more actions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334612

Small cell channel selection

Systems and methods for selecting an operating channel for a small cell are described. A determination can be made to select a different operating channel at a small cell based at least in part on at least one of a downlink quality metric or an uplink quality metric. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334607

Handover-related measurements and events for power adaptation

The disclosure describes methods and apparatuses for handover-related measurements and events for power adaptation. The disclosure provides for management of an enodeb for improving reliability of incoming handovers to a cell provided by the enodeb. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334590

Methods and appartus for reporting and/or using control information

A wireless communications system supports wireless connections between base station sector attachment points and wireless terminals. Individual wireless connections correspond to one of a downlink-macrodiversity mode of operation and a downlink non-macrodiversity mode of operation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334589

Multi-radio access technology (rat) measurement scheduling

A method of wireless communication includes adaptively modifying a measurement schedule order for a current discontinuous reception cycle. The method also includes receiving system information for two or more cells. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334578

Using client-specific rgs to improve performance on multi-sim and multi-rat devices

Various embodiments provide methods implemented in a mobile communication device (e.g., a multi-rat communication device) for maintaining at least one separate rgs value for each of a plurality of rats operating on the mobile communication device. Specifically, a device processor on the mobile communication device (e.g., a crystal oscillator manager) may maintain a separate, up-to-date rgs value for each of the plurality of rats and may associate each of the plurality of rats with their respective rgs values. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334575

Avoidance of interference during simultaneous multi-active technologies in global mode

Various embodiments implemented on a mobile communication device leverage the availability of multiple rats to receive service from a combination of rats that avoids the potential for inter-rat coexistence interference. A mobile communication device processor may determine whether there is a likelihood of inter-rat coexistence interference between a first rat and a second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334574

Preventing coexistence interference through smart band selection in msma devices

Various embodiments leverage the typical manner in which a rat selects a supported frequency band listed in its acquisition database and the standard communications with its network indicating the supported frequency bands to avoid potential coexistence events with one or more other rats. In particular, various embodiments include methods for avoiding band interference between rats operating on a multi-sim communication device by identifying the frequency bands available to each of the rats, comparing the identified frequency bands to determine whether any rat's frequency bands will interfere with one or more other rat's frequency bands, and in response to determining that there is a possibility of frequency band interference, removing those interfering frequency bands from that rat's acquisition database. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334537

Embms over home sharing environment

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a network device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334525

Mobile station positioning assistance with local mapping data

Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses for use in providing positioning assistance data to mobile stations. For example, a method in a first server in a cellular network may comprise sending a request for location information to a mobile station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334524

Wireless tracking device

An apparatus and method for a tracking device to inconspicuously track a person to be monitored (such as a child or at-risk adult) are presented. Some embodiments of the present invention combine a positioning receiver (e.g., a gps receiver) and a locking mechanism to act as a tracking device, which attaches to an article of clothing or fabric wearable by the person to be monitored. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334388

System and method to optimize video performance in wireless-dock with ultra-high definition display

Methods, devices, and computer program products for using raw bitstreams and lossless distributed source coded (dsc) video to optimize video performance in wireless dock with ultra-high definition displays. In one aspect, a method of transmitting a video stream from a transmitting device to a wireless video display is described. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150334292

System and method for providing haptic feedback to assist in capturing images

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing haptic feedback to assist in capturing images are presented. In some embodiments, a method for providing haptic feedback to assist in capturing images includes obtaining, via an image capture device, an ambient light measurement of an environment in which the image capture device is present. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333949

Multiplex modules for carrier aggregation receivers

Multiplex modules for use in carrier aggregation receivers are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes an lna multiplexer configured to receive a plurality of rf signals at a plurality of input terminals and to combine the rf signals into a combined rf signal that is output from an output terminal the apparatus also includes an lna demultiplexer configured to receive the combined rf signal at an input port that is connected to the output terminal and to distribute the combined rf signal to a plurality of output ports.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333948

Methods and apparatus for communicating control information

In a first mode of dedicated control channel (dcch) operation, a wireless terminal is allocated more segments than in a second mode. The wireless terminal uses different information bit to modulation symbol mapping in the different modes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333941

Radio frequency (rf) front end having multiple low noise amplifier modules

A radio frequency (rf) front end having multiple low noise amplifiers modules is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes at least one first stage amplifier configured to amplify received carrier signals to generate at least one first stage carrier group. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333898

Apparatus and method for inter-band pairing of carriers for time division duplex transmit- and receive-switching and its application to multiplexing of different transmission time intervals

Aspects of the present disclosure provide for the pairing of an inter-band carrier with a time division duplex (tdd) carrier. If the paired band is a frequency division duplex (fdd) band, then base stations and mobile devices may transmit and receive additional thin control channels on fdd carriers to enable full duplex operations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333896

Techniques for performing half/full-duplex operations in wireless communications

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to communicating using multiple connectivity in a wireless network. A device can communicate with first cell served by a first access point over a first connection and with a second cell served by a second access point over a second connection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333890

Processing data grants and high speed data with a measurement gap

In a method of wireless communication, a grant allocating a plurality of high speed subframes for high speed data channels is received before a measurement gap for tuning away from a serving radio access technology (rat). At least one high speed subframe is allocated in the grant falling within the measurement gap. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333831

Electro-optical transceiver device to enable chip-to-chip interconnection

An apparatus includes a substrate and a waveguide coupled to a surface of the substrate. The surface forms a cladding layer of the waveguide. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333815

Multi-way diversity receiver with multiple synthesizers in a carrier aggregation transceiver

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide multi-way diversity receivers with multiple synthesizers. Such a multi-way diversity receiver may be implemented in a carrier aggregation (ca) transceiver. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333812

Method and apparatus for supporting adaptive channel state information feedback rate in multi-user communication systems

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for achieving adaptive channel state information (csi) feedback rate in multi-user communication systems. A rate by which csi feedback can be transmitted from each user station of a wireless system to a serving access point may be adjusted based on evolution of a channel between that user station and the access point.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333797

Systems and methods for measuring power and impedance in wireless power charging systems

A wireless power transmitter may generate a magnetic field via a transmit antenna to induce voltage in a receive antenna of a wireless power receiver to power the unit and/or charge the receiver's battery. An apparatus for measuring wireless power transfer at an operating frequency between the transmitter and the receiver is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333761

Vco-coupling mitigation in a multiple-carrier, carrier aggregation receiver

Aspects of a wireless apparatus for configuring a plurality of vcos are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333743

Current mode logic circuit with multiple frequency modes

A device comprising a clock circuit, a control circuit, and a current mode logic (cml) circuit is disclosed. The clock circuit provides a first differential clock signal and the control circuit generates a control signal based at least in part on the frequency of the first differential clock signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333377

Battery with power disconnect

Devices, systems, and methods for disconnecting battery power to a load device include a battery with a housing containing a main energy storage element, an internal switch, and a control unit, as well as terminals through the housing for electrically coupling to the load device. The internal switch may include a first switch lead connected to the main energy storage element and a second switch lead connected to at least one of the terminals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333131

High density static random access memory array having advanced metal patterning

Methods and apparatus directed toward a high density static random access memory (sram) array having advanced metal patterning are provided. In an example, provided is a method for fabricating an sram. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333072

Advanced metal-nitride-oxide-silicon multiple-time programmable memory

An advanced metal-nitride-oxide-silicon (mnos) multiple time programmable (mtp) memory is provided. In an example, an apparatus includes a two field effect transistor (2t field fet) metal-nitride-oxide-silicon (mnos) mtp memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333056

Methods for constructing three dimensional (3d) integrated circuits (ics) (3dics) and related systems

Methods for constructing three dimensional integrated circuits and related systems are disclosed. In one aspect, a first tier is constructed by creating active elements such as transistors on a holding substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333053

Electrostatic discharge diode

A method includes thinning a back-side of a substrate to expose a portion of a first via that is formed in the substrate. The method also includes forming a first diode at the back-side of the substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333008

Standard cell architecture with m1 layer unidirectional routing

A standard cell cmos device includes metal oxide semiconductor transistors having gates formed from gate interconnects. The gate interconnects extend in a first direction. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333005

Placement of monolithic inter-tier vias (mivs) within monolithic three dimensional (3d) integrated circuits (ics) (3dics) using clustering to increase usable whitespac

Placement of monolithic inter-tier vias (mivs) within monolithic three dimensional (3d) integrated circuits (ics) (3dics) using clustering to increase usable whitespace is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of placing mivs in a monolithic 3dic using clustering is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150333004

Substrate and method of forming the same

Methods and apparatus for formation of a semiconductor substrate with photoactive dielectric material, embedded traces, a padless skip via extending through two dielectric layers, and a coreless package are provided. In one embodiment, a method for forming a core having a copper layer; laminating the copper layer a photoactive dielectric layer; forming a plurality of trace patterns in the photoactive dielectric layer; plating the plurality of trace patterns to form a plurality of traces; forming an insulating dielectric layer on the photoactive dielectric layer; forming a via through the insulating dielectric layer and the photoactive dielectric layer; forming additional routing patterns on the insulating dielectric layer; removing the core; and applying a solder mask.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332845

System, method and apparatus for reducing the height of bipolar transmitters and/or receivers in electric vehicle charging

Systems, methods and apparatuses for reducing the height of bipolar transmitters and/or receivers in electric vehicle charging and/or power transfer are described herein. One implementation may include an apparatus for wireless power transfer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332750

Hybrid magnetoresistive read only memory (mram) cache mixing single-ended and differential sensing

A hybrid cache architecture uses magnetoresistive random-access memory (mram) caches but has two different types of bit cell sensing. One type of bit cell sensing is single-ended and the other type of bit cell sensing is differential. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332735

Dynamic control of signaling power based on an error rate

Writing to and reading from dynamic random access memory (dram) by a system on chip (soc) over a multiphase multilane memory bus has power consumption optimized based on bit error rate (ber) and one or more thresholds. The bit error rate (ber) may be measured and used to control parameters to achieve optimal balance between power consumption and accuracy. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332692

Selecting codebooks for coding vectors decomposed from higher-order ambisonic audio signals

In general, techniques are described for performing codebook selection when coding vectors decomposed from higher-order ambisonic coefficients. A device comprising a memory and a processor may perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332691

Determining between scalar and vector quantization in higher order ambisonic coefficients

In general, techniques are described for coding of vectors decomposed from higher-order ambisonic coefficients. A device comprising a memory and a processor may perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332690

Coding vectors decomposed from higher-order ambisonics audio signals

In general, techniques are described for coding of vectors decomposed from higher order ambisonic coefficients. A device comprising a processor and a memory may perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332683

Crossfading between higher order ambisonic signals

In general, techniques are described for crossfading sets of spherical harmonic coefficients. An audio encoding device or audio decoding device comprising a memory and a processor may be configured to perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332682

Spatial relation coding for higher order ambisonic coefficients

A device for decoding audio data comprises a memory to store the audio data; and one or more processors coupled to the memory and configured to obtain spatial information for a spatial relation of non-zero order higher-order ambisonic (hoa) coefficients associated with a spherical basis function having an order greater than zero, with zero-order hoa coefficients associated with a spherical basis function having an order of zero, the spatial information resulting in an error between the non-zero order hoa coefficients and a signal model of the non-zero order hoa coefficients that represents at least one directional component of the non-zero order hoa coefficients in the spatial relation with the zero-order hoa coefficients, wherein the one or more processors are further configured to obtain sign information for the non-zero order hoa coefficients when reconstructing the non-zero order hoa coefficients using the spatial relation.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332681

Closed loop quantization of higher order ambisonic coefficients

In general, techniques are described for closed loop quantization of hoa coefficients that provide a three-dimensional representation of the sound field. An audio encoding device may perform closed loop quantization of an audio object based at least in part on a result of performing quantization of directional information associated with the audio object. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332475

Detecting and compensating for motion between a flash and a no-flash image

Techniques disclosed herein involve determining motion occurring in a scene between the capture of two successively-captured images of the scene using intensity gradients of pixels within the images. These techniques can be used alone or with other motion-detection techniques to identify where motion has occurred in the scene, which can be further used to reduce artifacts that may be generated when images are combined.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150332258

Identity verification via short-range wireless communications

Embodiment methods, devices, non-transitory processor-readable storage media, and systems for conducting transactions based on proximity without sending secure information via short-range wireless signaling, comprising broadcasting, by a point-of-sale device, a short-range wireless message requesting a peripheral response, broadcasting, by a client device, a short-range wireless message indicating that the client device is available as a peripheral, receiving, at the point-of-sale device via an established short-range wireless connection, identifying data of the client device, transmitting, by the point-of-sale device to a server, a message including the received identifying data of the client device, transmitting, by the server to the point-of-sale device, an encrypted nonce, transmitting, by the point-of-sale device to the client device via the established connection, the encrypted nonce, decrypting, by the client device, the encrypted nonce, determining whether the decrypted nonce matches the unencrypted nonce, and conducting a transaction in response to the decrypted nonce matching the unencrypted nonce.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331820

N-factorial voltage mode driver

System, methods and apparatus are described that provide an n-factorial (n!) voltage-mode driver. A method communicating on an n! interface includes encoding data in a symbol to be transmitted over the n wires of the interface, and for each wire of the n wires, calculating a resultant current for the wire by summing current flows defined for two or more two-wire combinations that include the wire, and coupling a switchable voltage source to the each wire. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331711

Systems and methods for context-aware application control

A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes obtaining sensor information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331623

Method and apparatus for using a defective dynamic read-only memory region

Methods and apparatus for using a defective dynamic read-only memory region are provided. In an example, a defective dynamic random access memory (dram) page is used, instead of being disabled. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331480

Imaging arrangement for object motion detection and characterization

A vision sensor includes a sensor assembly and a dedicated microprocessor. The sensor assembly includes a pixel array and a lens assembly that is optically coupled with the pixel array. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150331135

Systems, methods, and apparatus for foreign object detection loop based on inductive thermal sensing

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for detecting foreign objects. An apparatus for detecting a presence of an object is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330795

Method to dynamically adjust assistance data for improved indoor positioning performance

Methods and systems are presented for updating assistance data in an indoor navigation system. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving ranging measurements from a reference positioning terminal, computing an estimated location of the reference positioning terminal based on the received ranging measurements, receiving information associated with a high-confidence location of the reference positioning terminal, determining that a difference between the estimated location and the high-confidence location of the reference positioning terminal is greater than a predetermined threshold, and sending an assistance data update to a server associated with the indoor navigation system, the assistance data update including an update to assistance data based on the received ranging measurements of the reference positioning terminal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150330779

Lan-based barometric altimetry

Methods and systems are presented for providing a combined barometric value. In some embodiments, the method includes obtaining, at the serving fixed local transceiver, barometric values of a plurality of client fixed local transceivers, and determining a combined barometric correction value. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150327786

Method of calibrating a blood pressure measurement device

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable calibration of continuous non-interfering blood pressure measurement devices. The measured quantity may be related to an arterial lumen or arterial cross sectional area. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150327785

Continuous calibration of a blood pressure measurement device

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable continuous non-invasive monitoring of blood pressure with a minimum of interference. The various embodiments may provide a method for adaptation for the calibration for continuous measurements of blood pressure, wherein the measured quantity may be related to an arterial lumen or arterial cross sectional area comprising calibrating the conversion for incremental variations of arterial properties and absolute value adaptation by exploitation of the exponential decay during the diastole. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/19/15 / #20150327784

Non-interfering blood pressure measuring

Systems, methods, and devices of various embodiments enable measurement of blood pressure from an artery. The various embodiments may measure, using a non-interfering arterial measurement sensor, a first change in distension of the artery at a measurement location without interference to an arterial pressure at the measurement location during a series of pulses. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327324

Tdd reconfiguration with consideration of dtx/drx

Methods, systems, and devices are described for discontinuous transmission and/or discontinuous reception in time division duplex (tdd) systems that may have data transmission formats dynamically reconfigured. An initial uplink-downlink (ul-dl) configuration for tdd communication between an enb and user equipment (ue) may be established. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327318

Silent redial during mobile-originated call

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques to speed up and improve silent redial success rates in wireless communications. A user equipment (ue) may determine how to attempt retrying a mobile originated (mo) call and procedures for selecting a subsequent system for attempting the call based, at least in part, on a restriction status of the call and a detected failure.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327304

Sensor based configuration and control of network devices

A mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, can execute functionality for configuring a network device in a communication network and for subsequently controlling the operation of the network device with little manual input. The mobile device can detect sensor information from a network device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327295

Inter radio access technology measurement gap

A method of wireless communication includes receiving a data grant for multiple retransmission time slots associated with successfully decoded high speed data. The grant is in response to a base station detecting a nack. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327291

Systems, methods, and apparatus for increasing reuse in wireless communications

Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for increasing reuse in wireless communications. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327282

Methods and apparatus for channel selection in a wireless local area network

In an aspect, methods and apparatus of communication include detecting a channel reselection condition for triggering reselection from a current channel to a first potential channel. The methods and apparatus further include determining that a first timer value meets or exceeds a first timer threshold value based at least in part on detecting the channel reselection condition. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327276

Methods and apparatus for signaling user allocations in multi-user wireless communication networks

A method for high efficiency wireless communication is provided. In one aspect, a method of high efficiency wireless communication includes generating, at an access point, a message for transmission over at least one channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327263

Subframe configurations for lte tdd systems

Certain aspects of the present disclosure propose techniques for transmitting uplink transmissions in special subframes for lte tdd systems. Certain aspects provide a method that generally includes determining a region of uplink transmissions in uplink pilot timeslot (uppts), wherein the uppts comprises three or more symbols allocated for uplink transmissions, and transmitting in the uppts.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327249

Ue autonomous radio resource configuration extension

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for user equipment (ue) autonomous radio resource configuration extension are provided. As disclosed herein, a ue may operate in dual connectivity with two (or more) base stations, each providing a set of carriers (e.g., cell groups) for wireless communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327248

Reporting device statistics in wireless communications

Aspects described herein relate to reporting user equipment (ue) activity period statistics. Statistics for a ue regarding a time the ue is in a connected mode or idle mode during one or more activity periods can be determined. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327210

Apparatus and methods of hand-in to a femto node

Methods and apparatuses are provided for causing active hand-in of a device from a macrocell base station to a femto node, which can be an inter-frequency hand-in. The femto node can broadcast a beacon over an operating frequency of the macrocell base station, and the macrocell base station, and/or one or more network components, can identify the femto node based on one or more parameters reported by the device from receiving the beacon. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327209

Crowdsourcing based on base station almanac quality

Systems, apparatus and methods for a mobile device and a base station almanac server to throttle crowdsourcing information are presented. The crowdsourcing information is used to improve a location of a base station in a base station almanac. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327207

Systems and methods for managing different types of registrations for ims services on sims of a wireless communication device

Methods and devices are disclosed for managing internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims) service registration on a wireless communication device having at least one sim that supports ims services. The wireless communication device may access network operator policies stored in the sim(s), and identify enabled ims services for each sim. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327203

Merging of independent basic service set (ibss) power save (ps) enabled networks

Methods, systems, and devices are described for merging two or more power save enabled independent basic service set (ibss) networks. In one example, a method includes receiving, at a station of a first ibss network, a first beacon from a second ibss network, wherein the first beacon identifies a timing synchronization function (tsf) of the second ibss network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327182

Self-configuration of power control parameters in dense small cell deployments

A system for self-configuration of power control parameters based on path-loss is operable by a network entity that determines a default power parameter for an access terminal. The network entity determines a path-loss difference between a first path-loss for the access terminal to a serving cell and a second path-loss for the access terminal to a neighboring cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327159

Systems and methods for using a channel access scheme of a first network to synchronize with a second network during an active call on a multi-sim device

Embodiment methods and devices enable use of a shared radio resource on a multi-sim wireless communication device to maintain session information on a service associated with one sim during unused time slots of an active communication session associated with another sim. During the session, a processor may calculate radio idle time periods in the active communication session, determine whether any of the radio idle time periods will exceed a predetermined threshold duration, and retune the shared radio resource to receive search samples on a frequency of the non-active network during radio idle time periods that exceed the predetermined threshold duration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327158

Basic probe request

A method of scanning for access points (aps) within wireless range of a station (sta) includes broadcasting a basic probe request having a frame body consisting of three or less information elements, receiving from each of a number of aps a basic probe response including a service set identification (ssid) of the corresponding ap, and selectively initiating a regular probing operation with a subset of the number of aps based, at least part, on the received ssids.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327156

Optimization of mbsfn decoding on scells when the pcell and scells belong to same mbsfn area

A mobile device determines that a primary cell (pcell) and a secondary cell (scell) belong to a same multicast-broadcast single frequency network (mbsfn) area or that the pcell and the scell can broadcast the same service. The mobile device determines a communication state of the scell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327137

Inter-network communication to avoid ping-ponging inter-rat idle reselection

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided which enable dissimilar radio access networks to exchange loading information that may be used to determine reselection criteria for mobile terminals and/or classes of mobile terminals. A network entity in one network, aware of loading conditions in another network, can determine whether a wireless terminal should attempt to reselect the other network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327132

Method and apparatus for providing wireless connection quality guidance

A user device determines a set of connection information at a current location of the device. The current connection information set includes one or more of current location information, current wireless channel information, current radio access technology information, and a current wireless channel quality metric. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327129

Wireless local area network offloading through radio access network rules

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless local area network (wlan) offloading through radio access network rules. In one embodiment of a method of wireless communication, a mobile device may determine that radio access network (ran) assistance information is unavailable, the ran assistance information including a first set of thresholds for switching a packet data network (pdn) connection of the mobile device from a wlan to a wireless wide area network (wwan). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327100

Idle interval and dedicated channel measurement occasion configurations

An apparatus and method for wireless communication extends a measurement gap in a high speed data network. When it is determined a high speed data channel will fall within a measurement gap, the monitoring of the grant channel corresponding to the high speed data channel is skipped. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327099

Opportunistic power detection and antenna tuner measurement during concurrency

Methods implemented in a mobile communication device (e.g., a dual-sim-dual-active or multi-sim-multi-active communication device) for improving accuracy of radio-frequency (rf) output power measurements include opportunistically scheduling when a power detector takes rf output power measurements of a radio access technology (“rat”). In various embodiments, a processor of the mobile communication device may ensure that the power detector takes an accurate rf output power measurement of the rat by identifying an upcoming time window during which the rat's transmit power is not artificially reduced as a result of performing transmit blanking/zeroing or artificially increased by transmissions originating from one or more other rats operating on the device, and configuring or scheduling the power detector to take rf output power measurements of the rat during that upcoming time window. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327044

Methods, apparatuses, and devices for wireless transceiver discovery using re-allocated scan times

Methods, apparatuses, and devices are disclosed that may be used re-allocate active scan times of available frequency channels used by wireless transceivers within range of a mobile device. Re-allocation of active scan times may comprise increasing and/or decreasing active time scans based, at least in part, on a number of wireless transceivers discovered transmitting on one or more of the available frequency channels.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327043

Small cell activation control of portable multi-purpose wireless device

In a network node, wireless device, or both, a method for controlling activation or deactivation of a small cell activity of a portable multi-purpose wireless device in a wireless communications network may include determining a geographic location of a portable multi-purpose wireless device. The device may be capable of two or more different states of small cell activity, including an activated state, a deactivated state, or a latent state. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150327017

Range rate based stopped detection

Methods, devices, and systems are described for determining whether a mobile device is in a stopped state based at least in part on round trip time (rtt) measurements between the device and at least one access point. The stopped state determination may be based on rtt measurements alone, or on rtt measurements in combination with other positioning and movement measurements. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326880

Inside view motion prediction among texture and depth view components with asymmetric spatial resolution

The techniques of this disclosure generally relate to using motion information for a corresponding block from a texture view component that corresponds with a block in a depth view component in coding the block in the depth view component. In some examples, for coding purposes, the techniques may use motion information when the spatial resolution of the texture view component is different than the spatial resolution of the depth view component. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326612

Techniques for network selection in unlicensed frequency bands

Aspects described herein relate to detecting wireless network services. A network that advertises access to a service provider network via a cellular radio access technology (rat) in an unlicensed frequency can be discovered at a user equipment (ue). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326504

Apparatus and method for encoding mdio into sgmii transmissions

A method of communication between an ethernet media access controller (mac) and a physical interface (phy) is disclosed. The method includes establishing communication between the mac and the phy via a first serial link in accordance with a serializer deserializer (serdes) protocol. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326429

Physical-layer system prioritization and communication session management within a wireless communications system

Embodiments are directed to selecting a physical layer for an access terminal's (at's) participation in a communication session. In an embodiment, the at can register its priorities for multiple physical-layer systems as well as contact information by which an application server can contact the at over each system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326408

Systems and methods for improvements to training field design for increased symbol durations

Methods, devices, and computer program products for improving training field design in packets with increased symbol durations are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of transmitting a packet on a wireless communication network is disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326382

Initialization of timing recovery and decision-feedback equalization in a receiver

A method of initializing a receiver is performed during an initialization mode. Timing offset values for a timing recovery circuit are repeatedly selected. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326381

Hd-fdd harq operation

Methods, systems, and devices for half-duplex frequency division duplexing (hd-fdd) hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) operation are described. The base station may receive a message from a user equipment (ue) indicative of a duplexing capability of the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326360

Non-orthogonal multiple access and interference cancellation

Methods, systems, and devices are described for hierarchical modulation and interference cancellation in wireless communications systems. Various deployment scenarios may be supported that may provide communications on both a base modulation layer as well as in an enhancement modulation layer that is modulated on the base modulation layer, thus providing concurrent data streams that may be provided to the same or different user equipments. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326359

Cooperative techniques between lower-frequency carriers and millimeter-wave channels for discovery and synchronization and beamforming

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives first information from a base station, determines, based on the first information, a position of resources for receiving a signal transmitted from a connection point, detects the signal via at least one beam receiving direction based on the resources, determines a beam transmitting direction of the connection point and a beam receiving direction of the ue based on the signal, identifies a beam receiving direction of the connection point based on the beam transmitting direction of the connection point, and provides the connection point with second information based on the beam receiving direction of the connection point, wherein the second information may comprise an intent to establish a millimeter-wave (mmw) link with the connection point, the beam receiving direction of the ue, and/or the beam transmitting direction of the connection point.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326340

Updates to mu-mimo rate adaptation algorithm

A method of selecting a modulation coding scheme (mcs) for transmitting data to a client station (sta). The communications device first predicts the mcs for each of at least two of a plurality of communication modes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326339

Updates to mu-mimo rate adaptation algorithm

A method of determining a modulation coding scheme (mcs) for communications between a communications device and a client station (sta). The communications device determines a first mcs for transmitting data to the sta during a first sounding interval based, at least in part, on channel state information received from the sta upon initiation of the first sounding interval. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326335

Cell id management for discovery reference signals for small cells in lte

Heterogeneous networks incorporate various small cells, such as femto cells and pico cells, in addition to a macro cell. Existing signals (e.g., pss and sss) configured as discovery reference signals (drss) may not be sufficient for a ue to discover different cells in a heterogeneous network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326328

System and method for controlling broadcast multimedia using plural wireless network connections

Digital multimedia is broadcast to wireless receivers on a unidirectional wireless broadcast channel, while control data necessary for presentation of the multimedia is provided on a bidirectional, point-to-point wireless link.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326293

Hybrid virtual antenna mapping for multiple-input multiple-output system

Aspects for balancing power output on the plurality of antennas for the transmission of a transport block are disclosed. In accordance with the present disclosure, a transmitter may balance the power output on a plurality of transmit antennas in a multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) system by having a precoded data block bypass a virtual antenna mapping of the overhead channels (e.g., control channels). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150326288

Throughput based rank selection

Aspects described herein relate to selecting a rank for wireless communications using multiple transmit antenna layers. A first effective throughput achievable using a first rank and based at least in part on a first block error rate (bler) associated with the first rank can be estimated along with a second effective throughput achievable using a second rank and based at least in part on a second bler associated with the second rank. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325563

Silicon-on-insulator (soi) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) standard library cell circuits having a gate back-bias rail(s), and related systems and methods

Silicon-on-insulator (soi) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) standard library cell circuits having gate back-bias rail(s) are disclosed. Related systems and methods are also disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325515

Via material selection and processing

Semiconductor interconnects and methods for making semiconductor interconnects. An interconnect may include a first via of a first conductive material between a first conductive interconnect layer and a first middle of line (mol) interconnect layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325514

High density sram array design with skipped, inter-layer conductive contacts

A static random access memory (sram) cell includes a first conductive layer including a wordline landing pad extending into a neighboring memory cell in an adjacent row of a memory array. The wordline landing pad in the first conductive layer is electrically isolated from all gate contacts of the neighboring memory cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325509

Substrate block for pop package

A substrate block is provided that has an increased width. The substrate block comprises two substrate bars, and the substrate bars each comprise a substrate and a plurality of filled vias through the substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325496

Integrated device comprising wires as vias in an encapsulation layer

Some novel features pertain to an integrated device that includes a substrate, a first die coupled to the substrate, a first encapsulation layer coupled to the substrate and the first die, and a second encapsulation layer in the first encapsulation layer. The second encapsulation layer includes a set of wires configured to operate as vias. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325375

Embedded package substrate capacitor with configurable/controllable equivalent series resistance

Some novel features pertain to package substrates that include a substrate having an embedded package substrate (eps) capacitor with equivalent series resistance (esr) control. The eps capacitor includes two conductive electrodes separated by a dielectric or insulative thin film material and an equivalent series resistance (esr) control structure located on top of each electrode connecting the electrodes to vias. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150325267

System and method of smart audio logging for mobile devices

A mobile device that is capable of automatically starting and ending the recording of an audio signal captured by at least one microphone is presented. The mobile device is capable of adjusting a number of parameters related with audio logging based on the context information of the audio input signal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324689

Customized classifier over common features

A method of updating a set of classifiers includes applying a first set of classifiers to a first set of data. The method further includes requesting, from a remote device, a classifier update based on an output of the first set of classifiers or a performance measure of the application of the first set of classifiers.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324688

Customized classifier over common features

A method of generating a classifier model includes distributing a common feature model to two or more users. Multiple classifiers are trained on top of the common feature model. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324687

Intelligent modular robotic apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for an extensible robotic device with artificial intelligence and receptive to training controls. In one implementation, a modular robotic system that allows a user to fully select the architecture and capability set of their robotic device is disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324686

Distributed model learning

A method of learning a model includes receiving model updates from one or more users. The method also includes computing an updated model based on a previous model and the model updates. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324642

Determining an orientation of a mobile device

Methods, systems, and devices are described for determining an orientation of a mobile device. One method includes capturing, at the mobile device, an image of at least one illuminated object defining an illuminated reference axis; determining a first angle between the illuminated reference axis and a device reference axis of the mobile device; determining a second angle between the illuminated reference axis and a common reference axis; estimating a third angle between the device reference axis and the common reference axis; and determining an orientation of the mobile device based at least in part on the first angle, the second angle, and the third angle.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324564

Dynamic activation of user profiles based on biometric identification

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for biometric identification are provided. The apparatus may be a user device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324506

Analog behavior modeling within event-driven digital simulator

A method for converting signals within a digital simulation environment is provided. A first analog signal is obtained via a first analog port of a conversion module within a digital simulation environment executed by a processing circuit, wherein the conversion module is configurable to bi-directionally convert between digital signals and analog signals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324239

Dynamic load balancing of hardware threads in clustered processor cores using shared hardware resources, and related circuits, methods, and computer-readable media

Dynamic load balancing of hardware threads in clustered processor cores using shared hardware resources, and related circuits, methods, and computer readable media are disclosed. In one aspect, a dynamic load balancing circuit comprising a control unit is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324196

Utilizing pipeline registers as intermediate storage

In one example, a method includes responsive to receiving, by a processing unit, one or more instructions requesting that a first value be moved from a first general purpose register (gpr) to a third gpr and that a second value be moved from a second gpr to a fourth gpr, copying, by an initial logic unit and during a first clock cycle, the first value to an initial pipeline register, copying, by the initial logic and during a second clock cycle, the second value to the initial pipeline register, copying, by a final logic unit and during a third clock cycle, the first value from a final pipeline register to the third gpr, and copying, by the final logic unit and during a fourth clock cycle, the second value from the final pipeline register to the fourth gpr.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324171

Entropy source

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for a random number generator. The random number generator may comprise an analog block that includes: a summing analog amplifier; and an integrator coupled the summing analog amplifier, in which, the output of the integrator is fed back to the summing analog amplifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324170

Binary array with lsb dithering in a closed loop system

A binary array system and method for operating an electrical system are disclosed. The binary array system includes a binary counter configured to output a number of bit values through a number of bit outputs. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324061

Background noise measurement and frequency selection in touch panel sensor systems

A touch panel sensor system that can dynamically measure noise and automatically switch to a frequency with minimal noise is described. The touch panel sensor system includes a sensor configured to detect a change in capacitance associated with a touch upon a touch panel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150324049

System and method for optimizing haptic feedback

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for adjusting the manner in which haptic feedback is provided to the user based on physical characteristics of the user. Physical characteristics may include stable physical characteristics that are non-changing with respect to a level of physical activity of the user. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323998

Enhanced user interface for a wearable electronic device

Methods, systems and devices are provided for receiving input in a wearable electronic device from positioning an object near the wearable electronic device. Embodiments include an image sensor receiving an image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323984

Electronic device for extending battery life in mobile applications

In one embodiment, an electronic device comprises an oscillator configured to generate an oscillator signal, and a timing circuit configured to generate a count value based on the oscillator signal, to compare the count value with a first compare value, to determine a first expiry event upon the count value matching the first compare value, and to generate a first wakeup signal in response to the first expiry event. The electronic device also comprises a battery pass circuit configured to receive the first wakeup signal, and to couple a power source to a main device in response to the first wakeup signal to power on the main device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323975

Synchronization of activity of multiple subsystems in a soc to save static power

The present disclosure relates to synchronization and parallel operation of two or more cores within a multi-core computing system so as to reduce an amount of time that all cores are operating during a processing period and thereby increase an amount of idle time per processing period. In this way deeper sleep and/or idle states for the cores and the system can be entered.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323959

Clock skew management systems, methods, and related components

Clock skew management systems are disclosed. Methods and related components are also disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323958

Clock skew management systems, methods, and related components

Clock skew management systems are disclosed. Methods and related components are also disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/12/15 / #20150323860

Determining motion of projection device

Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to determining a motion based on projected image information. Image information is projected onto an external surface from a device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319784

Techniques for obtaining and maintaining access to a wireless communication medium

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes implementing, at a first node, a first access protocol to contend for access to a wireless communication medium shared by a plurality of nodes; determining whether a triggering event has occurred; and implementing, at the first node, a second access protocol to contend for access to the wireless communication medium based at least in part on a determination that the triggering event has occurred.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319781

Techniques for coordinating communications over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes identifying, by a first transmitter, a first contention access protocol timing for accessing an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, and aligning a second contention access protocol timing with the first contention access protocol timing, the second contention access protocol timing being used by the first transmitter for accessing the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319767

Bursty-interference-aware interference management utilizing run-lengths

Interference management for a wireless device in a wireless communication system may operate by, for example, determining a loss pattern from one or more block acknowledgement (ack) bitmaps. The loss pattern may comprise a plurality of values indicating reception success or reception failure of a corresponding media access control (mac) protocol data unit (mpdu) at a receiving station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319753

Techniques for enabling component carriers for multi-carrier wireless communication

The present disclosure relates to one or more techniques for enabling component carriers for multi-carrier wireless communication. A capability of a ue or base station to support more than five downlink component carriers may be identified and indicated. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319751

Resource assignments for uplink control channel

A wireless communication method includes allocating physical uplink control channel (pucch) data in first slot to a first orthogonal cover code (occ). The method also includes allocating pucch data in a second slot of the same subframe to a different orthogonal cover code (occ). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319743

Repeated fast associated control channel

Fast associated control channel (facch) information is combined if a first block of facch information and a repeated block of facch information each fail a respective integrity check. An algorithm for realizing repeated facch diversity combining gains for different codec and discontinuous transmission (dtx) configurations is applicable to full rate codecs, half rate codecs, and discontinuous transmission scenarios. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319737

Resource allocation control for long term evolution device-to-device discovery

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319733

Crowdsourcing based on base station almanac quality

Systems, apparatus and methods for a mobile device and a base station almanac server to throttle crowdsourcing information are presented. The crowdsourcing information is used to improve a location of a base station in a base station almanac. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319732

Crowdsourcing based on base station almanac quality

Systems, apparatus and methods for a mobile device and a base station almanac server to throttle crowdsourcing information are presented. The crowdsourcing information is used to improve a location of a base station in a base station almanac. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319702

Configuration of uplink open loop power control parameters

A method or apparatus for configuring olpc parameters for uplink communications in a cellular wireless network includes determining an estimated number of neighbor cells deployed within radio range of a cell, and configuring olpc parameters for uplink communications, based on the estimated number of neighbor cells. Determining the estimated number of neighbor cells may include measuring respective signal strengths of the neighbor cells using network listen functionality. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319687

Tracking management systems and methods

A collaborative method for a node includes forming a local network with at least one other node using a lower power subsystem; selecting a master node from among the local network based on a first set of criteria; and communicating with a back end server over a wireless wide area network (wwan) using a higher power subsystem. An apparatus may include a first subsystem for communicating with a local network; and a second subsystem having an active mode and an inactive mode, the second subsystem for communicating with a wireless wide area network (wwan) when in the active mode, the apparatus selecting the active mode or inactive mode based on a set of criteria.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319685

Techniques for managing wireless communications using a distributed wireless local area network driver model

Systems, methods, apparatus, and devices for wireless communication are described. A first method includes establishing a first wireless local area network (wlan) interface between a wlan chipset and an application processor (ap) subsystem, and establishing a second wlan interface between the wlan chipset and a modem subsystem. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319676

Narrow bandwidth signal rejection

Methods and apparatus are described for performing a cell search procedure. For example, the methods and apparatus may include making multiple signal power measurements over multiple bandwidths on a wideband frequency channel, where the signal power measurements may correspond to a signal received on the wideband frequency channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319666

Method and apparatus for fast handover evaluation

Methods and apparatus for wireless communication for improving handover between a network and a user equipment (ue) when a measurement report is received. Aspects of the methods and apparatus relate to determining the quality of a serving cell associated with a fast handover performance threshold. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319643

Ue transmitter sharing

Aspects of the present disclosure relate techniques for transmitter sharing by a user equipment (ue) for simultaneous communications between multiple radio access technology (rat) networks. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for wireless communications by a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319631

Methods and systems for enhanced round trip time (rtt) exchange

Disclosed are methods and systems for obtaining measurements of a range between devices based on a round trip time (rtt) for an exchange messages. In particular, described are techniques for transmitting messages between or among devices to share computed parameters indicative of ranges between devices.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319609

Edca parameter set differentiation for different device types

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for signaling enhanced distributed channel access (edca) parameter sets, with support for different device types. The apparatus typically includes a processing system configured to generate a frame with an indication of a type of device that is to use a particular enhanced distribution channel access (edca) parameter set and an interface for outputting a frame containing the tim ie for transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319604

Processing of access point crowdsourcing data

Method and apparatus for processing access point (ap) crowdsourcing data are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving wifi scan lists and their corresponding location descriptions, where the wifi scan lists and their corresponding location descriptions include information observed about at least one access point device, consolidating the wifi scan lists and their corresponding location descriptions based at least in part on a set of selection criteria to generate a wifi ap record, where the set of selection criteria comprises a maximum number of scan lists to be uploaded in a predetermined period of time and the maximum number of scan lists to be uploaded in a single upload, and uploading the wifi ap record to a crowdsourcing server.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319578

Techniques for generating environment and reference data reports for particular environments on behalf of mobile devices

Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented using one or more fixed electronic devices to generate a reference data report corresponding to a particular environment. Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented using one or more mobile electronic devices to generate an environment report corresponding to a particular environment.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319577

Position determination using a wireless signal

A mobile station determines its position using measured parameters of a wireless signal to improve a satellite positioning system (sps) enhanced dead reckoning based position estimate. The mobile station uses sps enhanced dead reckoning to estimate a current position. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319574

Triggered location services

An example method includes: obtaining a location of a reference mobile terminal; and either: (1) sending, to a target mobile terminal, the location of the reference mobile terminal and a trigger parameter associated with a trigger event, the trigger parameter defining a moving geographical target area; and receiving an indication that the trigger event has occurred; or (2) determining a location of the moving geographical target area; determining a location of the target mobile terminal relative to the moving geographical target area; and determining whether the trigger event has occurred; where the trigger event comprises the target mobile terminal being inside the moving geographical target area, being outside the moving geographical target area, entering the moving geographical target area, and/or leaving the moving geographical target area.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319571

Network independent location services

Techniques for supporting network independent location services (lcs) are described. In one design, a location center may communicate with a terminal to establish an account for the terminal with the location center for location services. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319567

Method and apparatus for supporting location services via a home node b (hnb)

Techniques for supporting location services for a home node b (hnb) and its user equipments (ues) are disclosed. In an aspect, location services may be supported for a ue by having an hnb inter-work between user plane and control plane location solutions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319462

Hypothetical reference decoder parameters for partitioning schemes in video coding

A video processing device is configured to obtain, from a bitstream, one or more syntax elements indicating one or more partitioning schemes for an output layer set. For each respective partitioning scheme of the one or more partitioning schemes, the respective partitioning scheme specifies a division of the output layer set into one or more partitions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319449

Partitioning schemes in multi-layer video coding

A video decoder is configured to decode a bitstream that comprises an encoded representation of video data. As part of decoding the bitstream, the video decoder obtains, from the bitstream, one or more syntax elements indicating one or more partitioning schemes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319448

Determination bitstream decoding capability in video coding

A multi-layer video decoder is configured to determine, based on a list of triplet entries, whether the multi-layer video decoder is capable of decoding a bitstream that comprises an encoded representation of the multi-layer video data. The number of triplet entries in the list is equal to a number of single-layer decoders in the multi-layer video decoder. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319218

System to automatically process components on a device

System to automatically process components on a device. A method is provided for automatically processing components on a device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319153

Sensory output for image association

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for authenticating users using the haptic, aural, and/or olfactory association processing channels that are unique to humans are presented. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes displaying a plurality of images and generating a sensory output, wherein the sensory output includes a tactile sensation that corresponds to one of the plurality of images. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319038

Method and apparatus for setting user preferences or device configuration

Methods and apparatuses for setting user preferences and/or device configuration information are disclosed. A first user device detects a local wireless network, receives, from a second user device, configuration information and/or preference information of the second user device, the second user device having functionality similar to the first user device, and updates configuration information and/or preference information of the first user device with at least a subset of the configuration information and/or preference information received from the second user device, the configuration information and/or preference information of the first user device stored at the first user device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319029

Methods and apparatus for integrating bluetooth devices into neighbor aware networks

Methods and apparatus for integrating bluetooth devices into neighbor aware networks are described herein. In some aspects, a method for wireless communication may comprise receiving at least one parameter indicating availability of a service associated with a first wireless protocol from a first wireless device configured to communicate according to the first wireless protocol. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319023

Efficient system identification schemes for communication systems

Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate efficiently indicating parameter(s) associated with a base station utilizing synchronization signals in a wireless communication environment. For instance, relative locations of a psc and a ssc in a radio frame can be a function of a parameter. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319021

Techniques for improving control channel capacity

Aspects described herein relate to modulating control data in wireless communications. First control data for a first device can be modulated in an enhancement layer of a control data resource based at least in part on whether the control data resource includes second control data for a second device, and transmitted over the control data resource. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150319013

Three phase and polarity encoded serial interface

A high speed serial interface is provided. In one aspect, the high speed serial interface uses three phase modulation for jointly encoding data and clock information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318978

Clock and data recovery with high jitter tolerance and fast phase locking

Systems and methods for recovering clock and data from a data input signal are disclosed that sample a plurality of clock phase signals with the data input signal to determine a timing relationship between the data input signal and the clock phase signals and use the determined to timing relationship to select one of the clock phase signals to use for sampling the data input signal to produce recovered data. The cdr can include a glitch suppression module to suppress glitches on the clock output signal that could be caused by large instantaneous jitter on the data input signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318974

Method and apparatus for utilizing a reconfiguration timer for updating tdd configuration

In aspects, methods and apparatus for utilizing a reconfiguration timer for updating tdd configuration are provided. Certain aspects of the present disclosure propose methods and apparatus for improving system performance while using adaptive uplink-downlink reconfiguration in a time division duplex (tdd) system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318942

Maximum away duration

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for signaling a maximum unavailable (away) time for a device. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318936

Bursty-interference-aware interference management utilizing conditional metric

Interference management for a wireless device in a wireless communication system may operate by, for example, determining a loss pattern from one or more block acknowledgement (ack) bitmaps. The loss pattern may comprise a plurality of values indicating reception success or reception failure of a corresponding media access control (mac) protocol data unit (mpdu) at a receiving station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318893

Lowering transmission power responsive to broadcast radio transmissions

Transmission power of a signal may be lowered in response to detecting a broadcast radio transmission. A communication device may communicate via a powerline communication (plc) medium by transmitting, via the plc medium, a signal having at least a first carrier frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318863

Residual error sampling and correction circuits in inl dac calibrations

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method and an apparatus are provided for calibrating a dac. The apparatus calibrates a first dac element, provides a residual current error resulting from the calibration, the residual current error being a difference between a calibrated current source of the first dac element and a reference current source, stores the residual current error of the calibrated first dac element in a first memory module using at least first and second storage elements coupled to a differential amplifier, and calibrates a second dac element using the stored residual current error.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318860

Low noise phase locked loops

Aspects of circuits and methods for generating an oscillating signal are disclosed. The circuit includes a phase detector configured to output first and second signals responsive to a phase difference between two input signals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318689

Systems and methods for suppressing rush current noise in a power switch cell

A system and a method are disclosed for suppressing rush current noise in a power switch cell. The system comprises: a power switch (306) having an operational condition dependent upon the state of a control signal; and an inrush current limiter module (300) for outputting the control signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318627

Dual in line memory module (dimm) connector

An enhanced dual in line memory module (dimm) connector includes internal conductive paths that provide access to signaling on standard conductive paths to an industry standard dimm. The internal conductive paths are coupled in series or in parallel with the standard conductive paths through the connector. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318262

Integrated device comprising high density interconnects in inorganic layers and redistribution layers in organic layers

Some novel features pertain to an integrated device (e.g., integrated package) that includes a base portion for the integrated device, a first die (e.g., first wafer level die), and a second die (e.g., second wafer level die). The base portion includes a first inorganic dielectric layer, a first set of interconnects located in the first inorganic dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer different from the first inorganic dielectric layer, and a set of redistribution metal layers in the second dielectric layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318229

Wafer level package and fan out reconstitution process for making the same

A wafer level package device may include a molding compound that encapsulates a substrate, a back end of line and front end of line layer on the substrate and a passivation layer of a redistribution layer without encapsulating a metal layer on the passivation layer.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318057

Variable read delay system

A device includes a plurality of memory cells of a memory array, a sense amplifier of the memory array, and selection logic of the memory array. The sense amplifier is configured to sense at least one data value from at least one memory cell of the plurality of memory cells. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150318035

Priority adjustment of dynamic random access memory (dram) transactions prior to issuing a per-bank refresh for reducing dram unavailability

Priority adjustment of dynamic random access memory (dram) transactions prior to issuing a per-bank refresh for reducing dram unavailability is disclosed. In one aspect, dram is refreshed on a per-bank basis. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317994

High band excitation signal generation

A particular method includes determining, at a device, a voicing classification of an input signal. The input signal corresponds to an audio signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317977

Voice profile management and speech signal generation

A device includes a receiver, a memory, and a processor. The receiver is configured to receive a remote voice profile. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317944

Mobile device based color management of digital displays

Systems and methods for using a mobile device to manage the color of a digital display on a target device are disclosed. The mobile device can associate with the target device to determine compatibility and identify the display architecture of the target device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317928

Mobile device based color management of digital displays

Systems and methods for using a mobile device to manage the color of a digital display on the mobile device are disclosed. The mobile device has a display architecture which it can self-manage. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317855

Biometrics for user identification in mobile health systems

A wearable device may include a sensor system capable of obtaining physiological from a user's body. Some wearable devices may include a substance delivery system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317762

Cpu/gpu dcvs co-optimization for reducing power consumption in graphics frame processing

Systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for minimizing power consumption in graphics frame processing. One such method comprises: initiating graphics frame processing to be cooperatively performed by a central processing unit (cpu) and a graphics processing unit (gpu); receiving cpu activity data and gpu activity data; determining a set of available dynamic clock and voltage/frequency scaling (dcvs) levels for the gpu and the cpu; and selecting from the set of available dcvs levels an optimal combination of a gpu dcvs level and a cpu dcvs level, based on the cpu and gpu activity data, which minimizes a combined power consumption of the cpu and the gpu during the graphics frame processing.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317557

Temporal spike encoding for temporal learning

Certain aspects of the present disclosure support methods and apparatus for temporal spike encoding for temporal learning in an artificial nervous system. The temporal spike encoding for temporal learning can comprise obtaining sensor data being input into the artificial nervous system, processing the sensor data to generate feature vectors, converting element values of the feature vectors into delays, and causing at least one artificial neuron of the artificial nervous system to spike at times based on the delays.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317532

Increasing canny filter implementation speed

A method includes receiving image data and performing a non-maximum suppression (nms) operation on the image data. The method also includes initiating an edge tracking by hysteresis (eth) operation on a portion of the image data prior to completion of the nms operation.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317467

Apparatuses and methods for fast onboarding an internet-enabled device

Various aspects directed towards automating an onboarding procedure are disclosed. In a first aspect, an administrative communication associated with onboarding an onboardable device is received by an access point (ap) device, such that the administrative communication originates from a device different than the onboardable device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317426

Data path system on chip design methodology

Integrated circuit (ic) technology design may include binning data paths of an ic device of a current technology node to bins based on a performance of each of the data paths. Each of the plurality of bins is mapped to a representative circuit unit data path configured according to a predetermined set of electrical and/or physical parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317252

Dynamic cachable memory interface frequency scaling

A method and apparatus for controlling a frequency of cmi are disclosed. The method may include classifying request types into one or more request groups, wherein each of the request types is a type of cmi request. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317157

Techniques for serialized execution in a simd processing system

A simd processor may be configured to determine one or more active threads from a plurality of threads, select one active thread from the one or more active threads, and perform a divergent operation on the selected active thread. The divergent operation may be a serial operation.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150317048

Application quick launch extension

A system (and/or a method) are disclosed to launch an application directly from a menu on a screen of a handheld computing device. In one embodiment, the handheld computing device is configured to receive an event signal corresponding to executing an application assigned to the switch when actuated for a first time period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150316652

Systems and methods for managing the coexistence of a gnss receiver and a rat transceiver

Various arrangements are presented for managing coexistence of a global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver with a radio access technology (rat) transceiver. A coexistence manager may receive an indication of a characteristic of a rat transceiver for a scheduled operating event. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150316579

Motion direction determination and application

This disclosure provides devices, computer programs, and methods for estimating reliability metrics. In one aspect, a mobile device includes sensors for measuring acceleration data, a processor, and a memory storing instructions that implement a plurality of modules. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150316578

Motion direction determination and application

This disclosure provides devices, computer programs and methods for determining a motion direction. In one aspect, a mobile device includes sensors for measuring acceleration data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150316577

Motion direction determination and application

This disclosure provides devices, computer programs and methods for determining a motion direction. In one aspect, a mobile device includes sensors for measuring acceleration data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/05/15 / #20150316576

Motion direction determination and application

This disclosure provides devices, computer programs and methods for determining a motion direction. In one aspect, a mobile device includes one or more sensors configured to measure acceleration data in each of one or more directions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150313006

Staggered power structure in a power distribution network (pdn)

Some novel features pertain to an integrated device that includes a first metal layer and a second metal layer. The first metal layer includes a first set of regions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312959

Transmitting data outside of a discontinuous transmit (dtx) cycle in wireless communications

Aspects described herein relate to transmitting hybrid automatic repeat/request (harq) data in continuous packet connectivity (cpc) mode. Data is transmitted to a network according to a discontinuous transmit (dtx) cycle in a cpc mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312934

Ack/nack transmission for multi-carrier operation

Techniques for acknowledging data transmissions in a multi-carrier wireless communication network are disclosed. In some aspects, a user equipment (ue) receives a data transmission on at least one component carrier (cc) in a plurality of configured ccs. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312895

Systems and methods to define control channels using reserved resource blocks

Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate defining new control channels in legacy wireless networks. Control data resources for new systems can be defined over resources reserved for general data communications in the legacy wireless network specification. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312881

Method and apparatus for network based positioning

Disclosed is a system, apparatus, computer readable storage medium, and method to perform a bandwidth efficient network based positioning (nbp). A positioning request for a mobile device is received within an environment, the environment comprising one or more access points (aps). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312855

Reducing battery consumption at a user equipment

The present disclosure presents a method and an apparatus for reducing battery consumption at a user equipment (ue). For example, the method may include configuring a 10 ms transmission mode on an uplink (ul) channel at the ue, indicating configuration of the 10 ms transmission mode to a base station in communication with the ue, compressing a 20 ms transmission associated with a 20 ms transmission time interval (tti) into a 10 ms compressed transmission, transmitting the 10 ms compressed transmission during a first 10 ms of the 20 ms tti, and performing a discontinuous transmission (dtx) of the ul channel during a second 10 ms of the 20 ms tti. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312843

Providing group call priority access in lte and priority access for user equipments with dual access classes

The disclosure relates to determining priority access with dual access barring classes. An aspect receives, at a client device, at least one high priority access barring class and at least one low priority access barring class, switches to the low priority access barring class, receives an access barring message, and switches to the high priority access barring class in response to receiving the access barring message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312800

Parallel registration to offload plmn with single sim

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus establishes a first cellular communication link with a first cellular network based on a subscriber identifier, establishes a second cellular communication link with a second cellular network based on the subscriber identifier, and maintains the first cellular communication link concurrently with the second cellular communication link.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312787

Dynamic update of ue capability for inter-frequency and inter-rat measurements

A user equipment (ue) provides a capability-type indication for each of one or more ue capabilities. Each indication corresponds to a capability type, the type being one of a persistent capability or a second-type capability. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312768

Small cell access mode control based on demand metrics

In a wireless communication system, a cell may perform a method for obtaining demand measurement data indicative of demand by one or more terminals for wireless service provided by the cell, and adapting a backhaul configuration of the cell based at least in part on the demand measurement data. The cell or network node may determine whether to adapt the backhaul configuration, based at least in part on the demand measurement data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312753

Multiple bssid procedure with tim encoding

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for s wireless communications, comprising a processing system configured to generate a frame with an information element (ie) having a partial virtual bitmap field that indicates zero or more basic service sets (bsss) that have buffered group-cast traffic, wherein the partial virtual bitmap field comprises at least one encoded subfield that identities at least one individual bss having buffered group-cast traffic using one or more bits of an identifier of the individual bss, and an interface for outputting the frame containing the ie for transmission.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312718

Providing location information for expressions

Methods, apparatuses and systems are described for conveying location information from an announcing user device to a listening user device engaged in prose discovery communications. The announcing user device may use a first expression to broadcast an initial announcement, and then use a second expression to broadcast the location of the announcing user device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312707

Methods and apparatus for improving acquisition for nfc load modulation

Aspects disclosed herein relate to improving acquisition for nfc load modulation. In one example, a communications device is equipped to monitor at least a complex component of load modulation of a carrier signal, detect, using a nfc technology type specific peak detection scheme, a peak associated with at least the complex component, and determine a presence of a packet beginning pattern based on the detected peak. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312549

Generation and use of a 3d radon image

Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for efficiently recording captured plenoptic image data and for rendering images from the captured plenoptic data. The plenoptic image data can be captured by a plenoptic or other light field camera. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312382

Switching a network connection from a first network protocol to a second network protocol

Systems and methods for switching between communicating according to a first network protocol and a second network protocol are provided. The provided systems and methods multiplex received communications according to the first and second network protocols and select one of the network protocols based on a quality or throughput of the network protocol without terminating any existing sessions established according to either of the first or second network protocols.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312319

Access point with limited range

Methods, systems, and devices are described for limiting the range of an access point. An access point (ap) may transmit a beacon advertising supported for a set of low bit rates to achieve backwards compatibility for devices that expect support for those rates. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312303

Determining whether to use sidx information when streaming media data

A device for retrieving media data includes one or more processors configured to determine, for a segment of a representation of media data, whether to use segment index (sidx) information of the segment, and in response to determining not to use the sidx information, retrieve media data of the segment without using the sidx information of the segment. The processors may determine whether to retrieve the sidx information based on a determination of whether the segment includes sidx information and/or based on a playback duration of the segment.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312279

Remote station protection

Methods, systems, and devices are described for selectively enabling legacy protection in a wlan. A method may include receiving, by an access point, a dsss signal from a station, and activating legacy protection within a wlan of the access point based at least in part on the received dsss signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312278

Remote station protection

Methods, systems, and devices are described for selectively enabling legacy protection in a wlan. A method may include receiving, by an access point, a dsss signal from a station, and activating legacy protection within a wlan of the access point based at least in part on the received dsss signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312228

Remote station for deriving a derivative key in a system-on-a-chip device

An integrated circuit may comprise a processor configured to: receive a delegate certificate, wherein the delegate certificate includes a first public key; validate a digital signature of the delegate certificate using a second public key; and generate a derivative key using a secret key securely stored in the integrated circuit and using the first public key as inputs to a key derivation function.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312113

Alljoyn messaging anonymous targets based on association

Various embodiments provide methods implemented by a requesting device and a responding device for collectively identifying one or more clusters of nearby computing devices by collaborating and sharing information. In various embodiments, the requesting device may send a distance threshold to responding devices, along with a request for grouping information about computing devices that are within the distance threshold of the responding devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312071

Modulation coding scheme (mcs) indication in lte uplink

Methods, systems, and devices for indicating a modulation coding scheme (mcs) in lte are described. A user equipment (ue) may receive downlink control information (dci) from an evolved node b (enb) that includes an uplink grant of resources. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312056

Apparatus and methods for estimating optical ethernet data sequences

A receiver is disclosed that includes a slicer having an input to receive a sequence of symbols exhibiting inter-symbol-interference (isi). The slicer determines a state associated with each symbol based on a threshold. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312007

Method and apparatus for optimized harq feedback with configured measurement gap

A method and apparatus for improved downlink data transport with hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) feedback and a measurement gap are provided. A user equipment (ue) receives from a network a transmission grant for downlink data on a first control channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150312004

Group scheduling and acknowledgement for wireless transmission

An acknowledgment (ack) frame has two parts: a group ack part and a scheduling information part. In the group ack part, an ack/nack indicator is included for a previous uplink (ul) transmission per station (sta). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311993

Physical layer signaling to user equipment in a wireless communication system

A method of wireless communication includes receiving physical layer signaling from a serving enodeb in a wireless network. Interference estimation, interference cancellation and/or spatial equalization of user equipment is controlled in accordance with the received signaling.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311989

Methods and apparatus for generating two-tone calibration signals for performing linearity calibration

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for generating a two-tone signal for performing linearity calibration of a radio frequency (rf) circuit. One example apparatus generally includes a tone generating circuit configured to generate a first single-tone signal from a digital clock signal and a mixer connected with the tone generating circuit and configured to mix the first single-tone signal with a second single-tone signal to provide a two-tone signal having frequencies at a sum and a difference of frequencies of the first and second single-tone signals.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311977

Methods and apparatus for configuring an image sensor for decoding high frequency visible light communication signals

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for configuring an image sensor for processing a visible light communication (vlc) signal are provided. The apparatus instructs the image sensor to operate at a first exposure setting, the first exposure setting lower than a second exposure setting for capturing a photographic image, captures, via the image sensor, at least one vlc signal frame at the first exposure setting, detects at least one communication symbol included in the at least one captured vlc signal frame, and decodes a message associated with the at least one vlc signal frame captured by the image sensor by decoding a number of detected communication symbols.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311929

Interference cancellation using interference magnitude and phase components

A communication device can independently determine an interference magnitude component and an interference phase component for interference cancellation. The interference magnitude component may be estimated based, at least in part, on a magnitude polynomial expansion and a transmit signal of the communication device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311923

Techniques for differentiating between signals of different radio access technologies

Systems and methods for differentiating between lte and wi-fi signals based on distinguishing characteristics thereof are disclosed. A radio or receiver configured for processing signals associated with a first rat can detect a signal associated with a second rat, wherein the signals associated with the first rat and the signal associated with the second rat are received over a communications medium using an unlicensed frequency spectrum. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311910

Current comparator offset calibration in digital-to-analog converter calibrations

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method and an apparatus are provided for calibrating a current comparator circuit associated with a dac element. The apparatus receives an output of a current comparator module, determines calibration data using a finite state machine (fsm) based on the output of the current comparator module, and reduces an offset current at an input of the current comparator module based on the calibration data from the fsm.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311884

Charge-recycling circuits including switching power stages with floating rails

In one embodiment, a circuit comprises a first switching transistor and a second switching transistor. The first switching transistor and the second switching transistor are coupled in series between an input voltage and ground and having a common node therebetween to provide a switching output. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311875

Sense amplifier with improved resolving time

Sense amplifiers that can provide improved resolving times can be used, for example, in clock and data recovery circuits. The sense amplifiers sense the value of a differential input signal using a latch circuit and then, after an initial sensing time, force the latch circuit to resolve a digital value that corresponds to the value of the input signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311784

Charge pumps having variable gain and variable frequency

In one embodiment, a circuit comprises a charge pump. A gain control circuit is configured to detect an input voltage and generate a gain control signal to change a gain of the charge pump to maintain the output voltage of the charge pump in a voltage range. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311783

Charge-recycling circuits

In one embodiment, a circuit comprises a first load circuit coupled to a first input voltage. A current sinking circuit is coupled to an output of the first load circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311429

Magnetic tunnel junction and method for fabricating a magnetic tunnel junction

An improved magnetic tunnel junction device and methods for fabricating the improved magnetic tunnel junction device are provided. The provided two-etch process reduces etching damage and ablated material redeposition. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311427

Smooth seed layers with uniform crystalline texture for high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy materials

A method for fabricating a perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (pmtj) device includes growing a seed layer on a first electrode of the pmtj device. The seed layer has a uniform predetermined crystal orientation along a growth axis. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311275

Embedded sheet capacitor

A multilayer capacitor is provided that includes a plurality of vias configured to receive interconnects from a die.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311271

Landside embedded inductor for fanout packaging

One or more high-inductance, high-quality factor (q) three-dimensional inductors, for example, solenoid or toroid inductors with small form factors, are provided in an integrated circuit package, such as an integrated fanout package.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311198

System and method of varying gate lengths of multiple cores

A method includes forming a first gate of a first transistor, the first gate having a first length. The first transistor is located in a first core. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150311138

Transistors with improved thermal conductivity

Transistors with improved thermal conductivity are disclosed. Portions of the transistor or elements adjacent to the transistor are made from materials that are electrically insulative, but have high thermal conductivities. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310990

Multilayer ceramic capacitor

Aspects of a method of manufacturing a capacitor are provided. The method includes layering a plurality of dielectric plates. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310904

System and method of concurrent read/write magneto-resistive memory

In a memory having a first memory cell array, a second memory cell array, an address is received on an address port. Based on the address, an internal address is transmitted, and it is latched and held for a first interval as a first array address. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310901

Memory with a sleep mode

A memory and a method for operating the memory having a sleep mode are provided. The memory one or more storage elements and a bitline coupled to the one or more storage elements. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310794

Graphical elements for white-point calibration and adjustment techniques for displays

This disclosure describes techniques for calibrating and adjusting the white point of a display. The techniques for calibrating and adjusting the white point of a display may receive data indicative of a target color temperature for a white point of a display, and provide one or more user interface components that allow a user to select between multiple different candidate white points where each of the of the candidate white points has a correlated color temperature that corresponds to the target color temperature different target white points for a display may exhibit different levels of luminance loss and/or tint. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150310251

Display-integrated user-classification, security and fingerprint system

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus related to biometric authentication of a user of an electronic device. An electronic display has a display cover glass with a front surface that includes a viewing area, and a fingerprint reading area within the viewing area. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309960

Sensors global bus

Systems, methods and apparatus are described that offer improved performance of a sensor bus. A first command is transmitted to devices coupled to a serial bus operated in a first mode in accordance with a first protocol to cause the serial bus to be operated in a second mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309663

Flexible air and surface multi-touch detection in mobile platform

Systems, methods, and apparatus for recognizing user interactions with an electronic device are provided. Implementations of the systems, methods, and apparatus include surface and air gesture recognition and identification of fingertips or other objects. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309662

Pressure, rotation and stylus functionality for interactive display screens

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus related to touch and gesture recognition with an electronic interactive display. The interactive display has a front surface that includes a viewing area, a planar light guide disposed proximate to and behind the front surface, a light source, and at least one photo sensing element coupled with the first planar light guide. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309650

Efficient lossless compression for peripheral interface data transfer

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for processing touchscreen information are provided. The method may include receiving touchscreen data that includes node values representative of signals generated by a touchscreen panel, generating a first data frame including difference values, and transmitting the first data frame over a control data bus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309629

Utilizing real world objects for user input

Methods, systems, apparatuses and computer-readable media for utilizing real world objects to interact with a user interface are presented. The method may comprise a device processing image data to identify an interactive surface area and an interacting object. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309610

Touch panel scan control

Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for scan control for scanning a touch panel. The scan control system can alternate adaptively between scanning the touch panel in a passive scan mode requiring minimal power and in a focused active scan mode that sequentially scans only a portion of the touch panel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309552

Enhancement in linux ondemand governor for periodic loads

An enhanced ondemand governor is disclosed that computes a steady-state frequency based on prior recommended cpu frequencies and applies a steady-state frequency when available. When not available, a turbo frequency or a computed lower frequency is applied. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309551

Systems and methods for providing local hardware limit management and enforcement

Systems and methods for providing local hardware limit management and enforcement are described. One embodiment includes a system for managing and enforcing hardware limits on a system on chip (soc). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150309098

Detector circuit

A device comprises a multiplication circuit configured to derive a product of a first signal s1 and a second signal s2, s2 having a phase difference β relative to the first signal s1, a low pass filter configured to remove a selected frequency component from the product of s1 and s2 to derive a dot product s1·s2; and a calculation circuit configured to receive the dot product s1·s2 and generate a signal output having a ratio. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/29/15 / #20150306763

Apparatus and methods for robotic learning

Apparatus and methods for implementing learning by robotic devices. Attention of the robot may be manipulated by use of a spot-light device illuminating a portion of the aircraft undergoing inspection in order to indicate to inspection robot target areas requiring more detailed inspection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150305051

Channel selection scanning in shared spectrum

Techniques for channel selection and related operations in a shared spectrum environment are disclosed. In one example, a channel selector or the like may be used to select one of a number of available channels as an operating channel based on a comparison of cost functions for each of the available channels, with the cost functions being based on separate utility and penalty metrics. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150305050

Channel selection metrics in shared spectrum

Techniques for channel selection and related operations in a shared spectrum environment are disclosed. In one example, a channel selector or the like may be used to select one of a number of available channels as an operating channel based on a comparison of cost functions for each of the available channels, with the cost functions being based on separate utility and penalty metrics. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150305040

Channel selection co-existence in shared spectrum

Techniques for channel selection and related operations in a shared spectrum environment are disclosed. In one example, a channel selector or the like may be used to select one of a number of available channels as an operating channel based on a comparison of cost functions for each of the available channels, with the cost functions being based on separate utility and penalty metrics. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150305037

Techniques for transmitting data over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band in accordance with an agreement between operators

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes performing a clear channel assessment (cca) for a first node associated with a first operator in a deployment of operators over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, and transmitting data over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band when the cca is successful. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150305030

Interlaced carrier sense adaptive transmission (csat) co-existence in shared spectrum

Techniques for managing operation over a communication medium shared between radio access technologies (rats) are disclosed. In one example, one or more parameters of a time division multiplexing (tdm) communication pattern may be set to define activated periods and deactivated periods for communication over the medium. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304990

Quality of service (qos) acquisition and provisioning within a wireless communications system

In an embodiment, an access network (an) receives a message configured to prompt a conditional allocation of quality of service (qos) resources to an access terminal (at). The message can be received from the at or from an application server (as) that arbitrates a communication session for the at. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304989

Receiving embms on a single-radio-multiple-standby user equipment

Embodiments methods implemented with a server or a processor of a mobile communication device (e.g., a multi-standby communication device) reduce the redundancy information needed to achieve adequate reception service on a first radio access technology (rat) sharing an rf resource with a second rat. The device processor may implement at least one tune-away management strategy that mitigates the amount of data for the first rat that is lost during the tune-away event. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304977

Method and apparatus for timing advance selection for synchronized uplink transmission

A user equipment (ue) may reducing the interference and improve the random access of the multiple users in the network. In some instances, the ue adjusts a timing advance and/or guard period values to reduce the interference experienced in a particular guard period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304963

Method to improve throughput in multi-sim-multi-active scenario using adaptive transmit blanking of data and control channels

Various embodiments provide methods implemented on a multi-sim-multi-active (msma) communication device for managing a victim subscription's de-sense by reducing transmit power of an aggressor subscription's data channel(s) before reducing transmit power of the control channel. When the victim is being/will be de-sensed, a processor of the msma communication device may determine a de-sense power threshold at which an aggressor subscription may transmit without de-sensing one or more victim subscriptions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304951

Power management of communication devices

A communication device receives at least a portion of a packet. Power is reduced to a subset of components of a communication device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304946

Faster cell selection

Methods and apparatus are described for performing cell selection for reducing an initial acquisition time between a user equipment (ue) and a network entity, comprising measuring a signal from a cell, the signal including at least one system information block (sib), wherein the at least one sib includes a plurality of cell selection threshold values; attempting to decode the at least one sib; determining, in response to successfully decoding the at least one sib, whether one or more measurements of the signal pass or fail a cell selection criteria check that includes the plurality of cell selection threshold values; determining, in response to the cell selection criteria check failing, whether the plurality of cell selection threshold values are within range of a plurality of corresponding minimum network threshold values; and performing a cell selection procedure on the cell in response to determining that the plurality of cell selection threshold values are within range of the plurality of corresponding minimum network threshold values.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304944

Small cell activation procedure

A method of wireless communication includes configuring a small cell with activation parameters. The activation parameters include a new carrier type having a reduced periodicity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304942

Active scan overhead reduction

Methods, systems, and devices are described for enhanced network utilization in a wireless communications network through efficient transmissions of active scan information between an access point (ap) and a station. An ap may receive a number of different probe requests from a number of different stations in the wireless communications network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304929

Using link metrics and motion state for early wlan - wwan handover

Methods, systems, and devices are described for using information relating to a motion state of a mobile device to inform a handover decision of the mobile device. In one aspect, a method may include obtaining motion state information of the mobile device and, based on the motion state information, generating predictive information, for example relating to whether the mobile device is moving out of a network coverage area, such as a wlan, to a wwan or another wlan. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304898

Systems, methods and apparatus for controlling offloadability of public data network connections to wireless local area networks and detach from cellular networks

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for controlling offloadability of public data network (pdn) connections to wireless local area networks (wlans) and detach from cellular wireless networks are described herein. An apparatus for wireless communication comprises a receiver configured to receive a first indication from a cellular wireless network that the apparatus may selectively offload all data connections except one between the apparatus and the cellular wireless network to the non-cellular wireless network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304872

Utilizing in-device coexistence message for interference management in unlicensed bands

Described herein are techniques for efficient lte operation in the unlicensed band. For example, the technique may involve initiating, at the wireless device, a signal measurement of an unlicensed communication band device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304862

Self-configuration of a physical cell identity (pci) at a cell

The present disclosure presents a method and an apparatus for self-configuring a physical cell identify (pci) at a cell upon detecting a pci confusion at a neighbor cell. For example, the method may include detecting that a pci confusion exists at a second cell based on a message (e.g., configuration update message or a x2 setup response message) received from the second cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304838

Enhanced timer handling mechanism

The present methods and apparatus relate to adapting a network configured timer corresponding to a user equipment (ue) capability information procedure for indicating one or more ue capabilities to a network entity, comprising determining a message size of a capability message configured for transmission from the ue to the network entity during the ue capability information procedure; and performing a timer adaptation procedure, wherein the timer adaptation procedure includes adapting the use of the network configured timer based on the message size of the capability message.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304820

System and method for monitoring locations of mobile devices

A method of identifying mobile computing devices includes sending a request from a first mobile computing device to a second mobile computing device for the location of the second mobile computing device, and receiving the location of the second mobile computing device at the first mobile computing device. The method further includes providing a notification to one of the first and second mobile computing devices based upon the location of the second mobile computing device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304811

Positioning with wireless local area networks and wlan-aided global positioning systems

Accurate position capability can be quickly provided using a wireless local area network (wlan). When associated with a wlan, a wireless device can quickly determine its relative and/or coordinate position based on information provided by an access point in the wlan. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304675

System and method for coding in block prediction mode for display stream compression (dsc)

A system and method for coding a block of video data in block prediction mode for display stream compression (dsc) is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes determining a candidate block to be used for predicting a current block in a current slice. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304668

System and method for coding in pattern mode for display stream compression (dsc)

A system and method for coding video data in pattern mode for display stream compression (dsc) is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes determining that a first pattern in a current block of video data is not in a pattern database comprising a plurality of patterns, and adding the first pattern to the pattern database. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304666

Conformance window information in multi-layer coding

A system and method for coding a picture in a multi-layer bitstream is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes encoding at least one layer of the multi-layer bitstream in accordance with a first coding scheme. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304664

Signaling reference layers for 3d color prediction for color gamut scalability

Techniques are described for performing constrained three-dimensional (3d) color prediction for color gamut scalability in video coding. Color prediction techniques for color gamut scalability may be used by video coders to generate inter-layer reference pictures when a color gamut for a reference layer of video data is different than a color gamut for an enhancement layer of the video data, or when a bit depth of the reference layer is different than a bit depth of the enhancement layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304628

Signaling bit depth values for 3d color prediction for color gamut scalability

Techniques are described for performing constrained three-dimensional (3d) color prediction for color gamut scalability in video coding. Color prediction techniques for color gamut scalability may be used by video coders to generate inter-layer reference pictures when a color gamut for a reference layer of video data is different than a color gamut for an enhancement layer of the video data, or when a bit depth of the reference layer is different than a bit depth of the enhancement layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304506

System and methods for dynamic sim provisioning on a dual-sim wireless communication device

Methods and devices for dynamic vsim provisioning on a multi-sim wireless device having a first sim as a universal integrated circuit card (uicc) and a virtual sim (vsim). A provisioning server may receive updated information from the wireless device, and based at least partially on the received information, determine whether the sim profile on the vsim of the wireless device should be changed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304465

Smart-phone input/output

A mobile device case includes a housing configured for receiving a mobile device. The mobile device case also includes one or more general-purpose programmable input/output (i/o) ports. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304217

Security for packets using a short mac header

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for applying security to packets, for example, packets utilizing short mac headers.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304148

Data transmission coexistence within television white space channels

Methods, systems, and/or devices are provided that permit data transmissions over unused television channels. A method operational in a receiver device, includes monitoring one or more repurposed channels within a television broadcast frequency spectrum for data waveforms, wherein waveforms of different bandwidths coexist within the one or more repurposed channels, and at least a larger waveform has a first bandwidth larger than a channel bandwidth for each repurposed channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304137

Transmission gate for bias voltage generation

An apparatus includes a transmission gate configured to generate a signal based on a first differential input signal and a second differential input signal. The apparatus further includes biasing circuitry responsive to the transmission gate and configured to output a bias voltage based on the signal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304134

Serdes voltage-mode driver with skew correction

A driver circuit for transmitting serial data on a communication link combines voltage-mode and current-mode drivers. The driver circuit uses a voltage-mode driver as the main output driver. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304122

Signaling of service definition for embms services using different bearers in different areas

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a receiver device to determine the available broadcast services in a network having different network identifiers assigned to different geographic regions. The various embodiments enable a receiver device to identify a national service (e.g., a service available in more than one geographic region of the network) assigned different temporary mobile group identifiers (“tmgis”) in different geographic regions as the same service across the different geographic regions.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304089

Uplink channel estimation using a signaling channel

Techniques for efficiently deriving uplink channel estimates without consuming much additional uplink resources are described. A user equipment (ue) may send a request for uplink resources on a request channel (reqch) whenever the ue desires to transmit data on the uplink. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304065

Constant-capacity physical resource blocks for upstream transmissions over coax

A coax line terminal (clt) transmits allocations of upstream bandwidth to a plurality of coax network units (cnus). In response to the allocations, the clt receives frames with data in a plurality of physical resource blocks that each correspond to a distinct set of subcarriers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304061

Synchronization at a radio link control (rlc) layer entity

Aspects are described for synchronizing a user equipment (ue) and at least one network entity at, for example, a radio link control (rlc) layer entity. The aspects may include receiving a first status packet data unit (pdu). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150304059

Frequency multiplexer

An apparatus is disclosed that includes a frequency multiplexer circuit coupled to an input node and configured to receive an input signal via the input node. The frequency multiplexer circuit comprises a first filter circuit, a second filter circuit, and a third filter circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303968

Smart-phone input/output

A mobile device case includes a housing configured for receiving a mobile device having wireless connectivity. The mobile device case also includes a wireless communication device integrated within the housing. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303921

Wide-range level-shifter

A level-shifter is provided with pmos stacks that are selectively weakened or strengthened depending upon the binary state of an input signal.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303912

Switchable decoupling capacitors

Aspects of an integrated circuit are disclosed. The integrated circuit includes a first circuit configured to be powered by a first voltage source, a second circuit configured to be powered by a second voltage source, a decoupling capacitor, and a controller configured to switch the decoupling capacitor between the first and second voltage source.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303910

Pulse-width modulation data decoder

Systems and methods for decoding pulse-width modulated (pwm) data are disclosed. An example decoder filters a data input signal with a one-sided pulse filter. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303909

Circuit for generating accurate clock phase signals for high-speed serdes

Systems and methods for generating clock phase signals with accurate timing relations are disclosed. For example, four clock signals spaced by 90 degrees can be generating from differential cml clock signals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303906

High-voltage input receiver using low-voltage devices

An input receiver for stepping down a high-voltage domain input signal into a low-voltage-domain stepped-down signal includes a waveform chopper. The waveform chopper chops the high-voltage domain input signal into a first chopped signal and a second chopped signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303904

Systems and methods for gain and offset control

A method for setting an initial gain and an initial offset for an automatic gain and offset controller (agoc) is described. The method includes determining a gain level at which a signal does not under-saturate or over-saturate an input to an analog-to-digital converter (adc) by performing a binary search over a fixed set of gain levels while an offset is fixed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303876

Differential cascode amplifier with selectively coupled gate terminals

An apparatus includes a differential cascode amplifier including a first transistor and a second transistor. The apparatus further includes a transistor including a source terminal coupled to a gate terminal of the first transistor of the differential cascode amplifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303741

Wireless energy transmission

An energy transmitting device (e.g., access point) can transmit an energy signal to a wireless device. The wireless device can obtain energy from the energy signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303714

Devices, systems, and method for power control of dynamic electric vehicle charging systems

Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for wirelessly charging an electric vehicle. In one aspect, a method of wirelessly charging an electric vehicle is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303373

Spin-transfer switching magnetic element formed from ferrimagnetic rare-earth-transition-metal (re-tm) alloys

A magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) includes a free layer formed from a ferrimagnetic rare-earth-transition-metal (re-tm) alloy having the net moment dominated by a sublattice moment of a rare-earth (re) composition of the re-tm alloy. The mtj further includes a pinned layer formed from a rare-earth-transition-metal (re-tm) alloy having the net moment dominated by a sublattice moment of a rare-earth (re) composition of the re-tm alloy, the pinned layer comprising one or more amorphous thin insertion layers such that a net magnetic moment of the free layer and the pinned layer is low or close to zero.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303148

Die package comprising die-to-wire connector and a wire-to-die connector configured to couple to a die package

Some novel features pertain to an integrated device package (e.g., die package) that includes a package substrate, a die, an encapsulation layer and a first set of metal layers. The package substrate includes a first surface and a second surface. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150303145

Back end of line (beol) local optimization to improve product performance

The disclosure relates to a locally optimized integrated circuit (ic) including a first portion employing one or more metal interconnects having a first metal width and/or one or more vias having a first via width, and a second portion employing one or more metal interconnects having a second metal width and/or one or more vias having a second via width, wherein the second portion comprises a critical area of the ic, and wherein the second metal width is greater than the first metal width and the second via width is greater than the first via width. A method of locally optimizing an ic includes forming the one or more metal interconnects and/or the one or more vias in the first portion of the ic, and forming the one or more metal interconnects and/or the one or the more vias in the second portion of the integrated circuit.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302976

Effective magnetic shield for on-chip inductive structures

A magnetic shield for an inductor is disclosed that may substantially reduce unwanted magnetic coupling from other inductive circuitry. An inductive apparatus includes an inductor and a magnetic shield to shield the inductor from magnetic coupling effects. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302919

Three-dimensional (3d) memory cell separation among 3d integrated circuit (ic) tiers, and related 3d integrated circuits (3dics), 3dic processor cores, and methods

A three-dimensional (3d) memory cell separation among 3d integrated circuit (ic) (3dic) tiers is disclosed. Related 3dics, 3dic processor cores, and methods are also disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302912

Method and apparatus for generating a reference for use with a magnetic tunnel junction

Methods and apparatus for generating a reference for use with a magnetic tunnel junction are provided. In an example, provided is a magnetoresistive read only memory including a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) storage element, a sense amplifier having a first input coupled to the mtj storage element, and a reference resistance device coupled to a second input of the sense amplifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302903

System and method for deep coalescing memory management in a portable computing device

Various embodiments of methods and systems for deep coalescing memory management (“dcmm”) in a portable computing device (“pcd”) are disclosed. Because multiple active multimedia (“mm”) clients running on the pcd may generate a random stream of mixed read and write requests associated with data stored at non-contiguous addresses in a double data rate (“ddr”) memory component, dcmm solutions triage the requests into dedicated deep coalescing (“dc”) cache buffers, sequentially ordering the requests and/or the dc buffers based on associated addresses for the data in the ddr, to optimize read and write transactions from and to the ddr memory component in blocks of contiguous data addresses.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302856

Method and apparatus for performing function by speech input

A method for performing a function in an electronic device is disclosed. The method may include receiving an input sound stream including a speech command indicative of the function and identifying the function from the speech command in the input sound stream. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302855

Method and apparatus for activating application by speech input

A method, which is performed in an electronic device, for activating a target application is disclosed. The method may include receiving an input sound stream including an activation keyword for activating the target application and a speech command indicative of a function of the target application. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302847

Keyword model generation for detecting user-defined keyword

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a method for generating a keyword model of a user-defined keyword in an electronic device is disclosed. The method includes receiving at least one input indicative of the user-defined keyword, determining a sequence of subwords from the at least one input, generating the keyword model associated with the user-defined keyword based on the sequence of subwords and a subword model of the subwords, wherein the subword model is configured to model a plurality of acoustic features of the subwords based on a speech database, and providing the keyword model associated with the user-defined keyword to a voice activation unit configured with a keyword model associated with a predetermined keyword.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302629

Start node determination for tree traversal in ray tracing applications

At least one processor may organize a plurality of primitives in a hierarchical data structure. The at least one processor may rasterize a plurality of bounding volumes associated with non-root nodes of the hierarchical data structure to an off-screen render target. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302546

Flex rendering based on a render target in graphics processing

A device comprising a graphics processing unit (gpu) includes a memory and at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to: receive a gpu command packet that indicates the gpu may select between a direct rendering mode or a binning rendering mode for a portion of a frame to be rendered by the gpu, determine whether to use the direct rendering mode or the binning rendering mode for the portion of the frame to be rendered by the gpu based on at least one of: information in the received command packet or a state of the gpu, and render the portion of the frame using the determined direct rendering mode or the binning rendering mode.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302195

Hardware-based stack control information protection

Techniques for protecting contents of a stack associated with a processor are provided. The techniques include a method including receiving a store instruction from a software program being executed by the processor, the store instruction including control information associated with a subroutine, altering the control information to generate secured control information responsive to receiving the store instruction from the software program, storing the secured control information on the stack, receiving a load instruction from the software program; and responsive to receiving the load instruction from the software program, loading the secured control information from the stack, altering the secured control information to recover the control information, and returning the control information to the software program.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150302129

Mask assignment technique for m1 metal layer in triple-patterning lithography

In an embodiment, a method in the manufacture of triple-patterning lithography masks, each mask represented by one of three colors, where each cell layout has exactly one polygonal pattern at one-half the different-color spacing from its left boundary, and exactly one polygonal pattern at one-half the different-color spacing from its right boundary. During placement of the cell layouts into a row, the method includes switching assigned colors in a cell layout to ensure that no two polygonal patterns of the same color in the layout are at a distance from each other less than the same-color spacing.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301980

Synchronization method for multi-symbol words

System, methods and apparatus are described that offer improved performance of a camera control interface (ccie) bus. A method of data communications includes transmitting a first synchronization code on a serial bus, establishing synchronization with a first device coupled to the serial bus in response to the first synchronization code, communicating with the first device over the serial bus in accordance with a first protocol, after establishing synchronization with the first device, transmitting a first unsynchronization code on the serial bus, where the unsynchronization code is configured to cause a loss of synchronization with the first device, transmitting a second synchronization code on the serial bus, establishing synchronization with a second device coupled to the serial bus in response to the second synchronization code, and communicating with the second device over the serial bus in accordance with a second protocol, after establishing synchronization with the second device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301979

Hybrid virtual gpio

A finite state machine is provided that both serializes virtual gpio signals and messaging signals and that deserializer virtual gpio signals and the messaging signals. The finite state machine frames the serialized virtual gpio signals and messaging signals into frames each demarcated by a start bit and an end bit.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301973

Variable interconnect pitch for improved performance

A method of designing conductive interconnects includes determining a residual spacing value based at least in part on an integer multiple of a interconnect trace pitch and a designated cell height. The method also includes allocating the residual spacing to at least one interconnect trace width or interconnect trace space within the interconnect trace pitch.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301955

Extending protection domains to co-processors

Systems and methods relate to safely and efficiently operating a multiprocessing system involving cooperation of a first processor and a second processor. For example, with regard to a first process of a first processor to be handed off to a second processor for execution, a first memory protection domain (pd) is created in a common memory, the first memory pd corresponding to the first process. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301884

Cache memory error detection circuits for detecting bit flips in valid indicators in cache memory following invalidate operations, and related methods and processor-based systems

Aspects disclosed herein include cache memory error detection circuits for detecting bit flips in valid indicators (e.g., valid bits) in cache memory following invalidate operations. Related methods and processor-based systems are also disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301796

Speaker verification

A device includes a memory, a receiver, a processor, and a display. The memory is configured to store a speaker model. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301638

System and method for interfacing applications processor to touchscreen display for reduced data transfer

System and method for substantially reducing an involvement of an applications processor in receiving data from a touchscreen display. In one aspect, the system includes a controller may be configured in an autonomous mode where it automatically measures the touchscreen display based configuration information received from the applications processor, determines notable events based on the measurement data, stores data and event identifiers related to the notable events in a memory, and sends a notification to the applications processor when event data is available in another aspect, the system includes a controller that filters user interactions events and transmits data related to only notable events to the applications processor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301573

Latency-based power mode units for controlling power modes of processor cores, and related methods and systems

Latency-based power mode units for controlling power modes of processor cores, and related methods and systems are disclosed. In one aspect, the power mode units are configured to reduce power provided to the processor core when the processor core has one or more threads in pending status and no threads in active status. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301539

Band-gap current repeater

A series of current repeaters with localized feedback is provided. Each current that precedes a subsequent current repeater in the series is configured to receive a feedback current from the subsequent current repeater and generate an error signal accordingly with a differential amplifier so as to reduce current repetition errors that would otherwise result from an offset voltage in the differential amplifier.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150301268

Optical loss structure integrated in an illumination apparatus

Various embodiments of a display device described herein include an optical propagation region, at least one optical loss structure, an optical isolation layer, and a plurality of display elements. The propagation region includes a light guide in which light is guided via total internal reflection and turning features configured to redirect the light out of the propagation region. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150300603

Voltage controlled microlens sheet

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus relating to implementations of an electrically controlled light conditioning sheet. In one aspect, the electrically controlled light conditioning sheet includes a planar electrode having a first conductor and a second conductor and a transmissive elastic layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150298561

Base array network design for multiple vehicle pads

Dynamic wireless charging systems may involve coordinating multiple charging base pads to provide coordinated, continuous power transfers to a moving receiver along the distance in which the dynamic wireless charging system is installed. These dynamic systems may require a large number of coils (base pads) which may be components in base array networks (ban modules). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150298560

Base magnetics and sequence design for dynamic systems

Dynamic wireless charging systems may involve coordinating multiple charging base pads to provide coordinated, continuous power transfers to a moving receiver along the distance in which the dynamic wireless charging system is installed. The layout and design of the charging base pads, the current flow through the charging base pads, and the sequencing of charging base pad activation and current flow implemented may dramatically affect the power transfers and practicality of such dynamic systems. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/22/15 / #20150298559

Base distribution network for dynamic wireless charging

Dynamic systems may require a large number of coils (charging pads) which may be installed into the roadway to wirelessly provide power to electric vehicles as they are traveling along the roadway. The current in each of these coils may need to be turned on and off as a vehicle drives over the coils in order to efficiently utilize power and properly convey power to the passing vehicles. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282247

Methods and apparatus for low power tracking of network system timing for long paging cycles

Methods and apparatus for of tracking network system timing are provided. In one aspect, a method of tracking network system timing comprises determining a periodicity of a plurality of windows for monitoring mobile messages. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282218

Method and apparatus for establishing an asa-mno interface

Establishing an asa-mno interface is disclosed, in which, in one aspect, a policy associated with access to one or more asa resources may be obtained by an authorized shared access (asa) controller. A communication request may be received by the asa controller directly from a base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282207

Delaying a trigger of a scheduling request after handover

Methods, systems, and devices are described for transmitting scheduling requests for uplink transmission resources following a handover. A user equipment (ue) may determine that a handover from a first base station to a second base station has occurred, and may implement one or more processes to enhance efficiency in communications following the handover. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282191

Csi report with different receiver capabilities

Reported csi may not reflect non-cancelable crs interference received from an interfering cell, such as when the csi is computed when crs interference is not received. To address the issue, a user equipment (ue) may determine an interference cancelation/suppression efficiency (cse) associated with canceling/suppressing interference from interfering cells. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282158

Methods and apparatus for ul dm-rs overhead reduction

In certain circumstances, the uplink resources (e.g., overhead) used for transmission of the ul dm-rs may be excessive, consuming an unnecessary amount of the available uplink spectrum. While there is a balance between the number of dm-rs and the reliability of the shared data channel, reduction of the ul dm-rs overhead may enable the ue to increase the number of transmissions in a ul subframes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282154

Operation mode adaptation based on hardware and channel condition constraints

A system and method for operation mode adaptation is operable by a network entity that determines channel conditions between the network entity and a second network entity. The network entity determines its hardware constraints and power consumption requirements. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282149

Methods and apparatus for independent basic service set based data paths for neighbor aware networks

Methods and apparatus for independent basic service set based data paths for neighbor aware networks are described herein. In some aspects, an apparatus for wireless communication in an independent basic service set is provide. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282104

Power sharing and power headroom reporting in dual connectivity scenarios

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide procedures for power sharing, scaling, and power headroom reporting in dual connectivity operations. According to certain aspects, a method of wireless communication by a user equipment (ue) is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282097

Rate adaptation using semi-open loop technique

In a semi-open loop rate adaptation scheme for a multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) system, a transmitter can advantageously use one or more quality metrics of an uplink as well as knowledge of device characteristics of both ends to perform fast and accurate rate adaptation.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282091

Method for dsds/dsda idle power optimization by adaptive rf power retention and delta programming

Various embodiments in the disclosure provide methods implemented by a processor executing on a mobile communication device to dynamically determining whether the power saved by powering down the rf chain between the end of the last reception activities and the beginning of the next reception activities will exceed the power expended to reinitialize the rf chain's components and registers for the next reception activities. Based on this determination, the device processor may configure the rf chain either to power down fully, as in conventional implementations, or to enter a low-power mode in which power is maintained to the power rails supplying the memory registers storing rf communication data, thereby avoiding the power surge of restarting the registers and part of the power drain associated with writing the communication data back into the registers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282077

Optimizing resource usage based on channel conditions and power consumption

Systems and methods are provided for optimizing resource usage by a network entity that detects a first channel condition for a first radio access technology (rat) and a second channel condition for a second rat. The network entity determines whether the first channel condition comprises a higher interference level than the second channel condition and also determines power consumption constraints. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282064

Dedicated channel for fast initial link setup in a wireless network

An access point may advertise (e.g., broadcast) identifying information (e.g., a neighbor report and access point capability information) on a dedicated channel in a wireless network. The identifying information may include information about neighboring access points in the wireless network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282063

Dedicated channel for fast initial link setup in a wireless network

An access point may advertise (e.g., broadcast) identifying information (e.g., a neighbor report and access point capability information) on a dedicated channel in a wireless network. The identifying information may include information about neighboring access points in the wireless network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282059

Wireless system selection factoring rf resource availability in dual access phones

Methods, devices, and systems embodiments enable management of service preemption of at least one of a plurality of subscriptions that utilize a plurality of radio-frequency (rf) chains on a multi-subscriber-identity-module, multi-active communication device in a manner that can accommodate a variety of different rf hardware components and configurations. Various embodiments provide methods implemented by a processor to manage service preemption. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282057

Opportunistic mobile receive diversity (omrd) in a dual-sim dual-active (dsda) device

Methods and devices are disclosed for implementing opportunistic mobile receive diversity (“omrd”) on a multi-sim wireless device. The wireless device may receive a request from a protocol stack associated with the first sim to utilize the second rf resource for receive diversity, and determine whether a protocol stack associated with the second sim currently has a lower priority than the protocol stack associated with the first sim. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282056

Initial scan enhancements

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a processor configured to send a request to at least one station associated with the apparatus to scan for information related to at least one neighboring access point (ap) operating in a neighborhood of the apparatus and report the information to the apparatus, receive from the at least one associated station a report including the information, generate a neighborhood report related to the at least one neighboring ap, the neighborhood report including the information received from the at least one associated station, and transmit the neighborhood report to one or more other stations not associated with the apparatus to facilitate discovery of an ap of interest to the one or more other stations.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282044

Methods and apparatus for coordinating system selection among a set of nodes

Methods, computer-readable medium, and apparatus are described for coordinating system selection among a set of nodes. The described aspects include determining that a node is part of a subset of nodes, wherein each node in the subset of nodes performs one or more system scans for a set of nodes that includes the subset of nodes, performing the one or more system scans by the node on one or more radio access technologies (rats) in response to determining that the node is part of the subset of nodes, obtaining one or more system scan results from the one or more system scans on the one or more rats, and transmitting the one or more system scan results to the set of nodes.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282042

Decoupling service and network provider identification in wireless communications

Aspects described herein relate to detecting wireless network services. A network identifier can be determined in a broadcast message received from a network entity, and a connection with a network related to the network entity can be established based at least in part on the network identifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282037

Adaptation of handover parameters

Handover parameter settings are automatically adapted in access points in a system to improve handover performance. Reactive detection techniques are employed for identifying different types of handover-related failures and adapting handover parameters based on this detection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282022

Measurement schedule for multiple radio access technologies

A user equipment (ue) determines which neighbor cell frequencies and radio access technologies (rats) to measure based on the ue's recorded history of measurement results and searches. In one instance, the ue determines a set of neighbor cells for each of multiple serving cells. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282019

Efficient wcdma to gsm tune away pattern

A method for performing tune away in a wireless communication device includes: tuning away the wireless communication device from a first communication network for a first tune away period to receive a first page burst from a second communication network, and during the first tune away period sequentially tuning to a plurality of neighbor cells of the second communication network and performing signal quality measurements on signals received from each of the plurality of neighbor cells.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282010

Method and apparatus for selecting a cell during call origination

Methods and apparatuses relating to wireless communication of a user equipment (ue) are provided including receiving an indication to perform a call origination procedure when communicating in a serving cell, selecting a neighbor cell for performing the call origination procedure based at least in part on receiving the indication and performing the call origination procedure with a wireless network using the neighbor cell after selecting the neighbor cell in response to receiving the indication. Selecting the neighbor cell can include performing reselection or switching subscriptions in a multiple subscription ue while delaying the call origination procedure until after the selection.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150282005

Link aggregation in wireless local area networks

Methods, systems, and devices are described for establishing a virtual communication link including at least a first and second physical link between two devices. A single virtual packet queue of a device may receive one or more data packets to be transmitted via the virtual communication link. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281989

Delaying transmission of measurement report

A user equipment (ue) transmits measurement reports, and postpones the transmission of a measurement report when a neighbor cell signal strength is greater than the signal strength of the target cell(s). In one instance, the ue identifies a target cell having the strongest signal strength. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281980

Edca adjustment for poor performance nodes

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a node. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281966

Provisioning credentials in wireless communications

Aspects described herein relate to obtaining provisioned credentials for wireless network services. It can be determined that credentials have not been configured for accessing a network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281952

Secure and simplified procedure for joining a social wi-fi mesh network

Methods, systems, and devices are described for communications via a mesh network. To join an existing mesh network, a wireless communication device may identify a member device from a plurality of member devices of an existing mesh network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281947

Method and apparatus for fast ip address assignment

A particular method includes receiving, at an access point, a set up message from a station. The set up message requests allocation of an internet protocol (ip) address. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281913

Client id and multi-application support for reception reporting

A first ue receives a request for a service from an application running on a second ue or an application running on the first ue. The second ue is different than the first ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281908

Methods, apparatuses, and devices for positioning mobile devices using measured receiver gain

Methods, apparatuses, and devices are disclosed that may be used to estimate a location of a mobile device using, for example, one more receiver gains that may bring about adjustment of received signal strength indications of a radio heatmap. Such adjustment may allow a mobile device to accurately estimate a present location of a mobile device using, for example, a radio heatmap.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281889

Reducing overlapping geofences

The various embodiments provide systems and methods for combining overlapping/geographically close geofences associated with a plurality of geofence-enabled applications operating on the same computing device into a single, blended geofence. Each geofence-enabled application may monitor the blended geofence so the plurality of geofence-enabled applications may simultaneously or near-simultaneously detect that the blended geofence has been satisfied when the computing device satisfies the blended geofence. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281728

Palette predictor signaling with run length code for video coding

Techniques for encoding a binary prediction vector for predicting a palette for palette-based video coding is described. In one example, a method of decoding video comprises receiving an encoded binary prediction vector for a current block of video data, decoding the encoded binary prediction vector using a run-length decoding technique, generating a palette for the current block of video data based on the binary prediction vector, the binary prediction vector comprising entries indicating whether or not previously-used palette entries are reused for the palette for the current block of video data, and decoding the current block of video data using the palette.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281703

Determining palette size, palette entries and filtering of palette coded blocks in video coding

Techniques are described for palette-based coding. In palette-based coding, a video coder may form a palette as a table of colors for representing video data of a given block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281695

Weighted prediction based on vectorized entropy coding

A receiver receives coded coefficient values of enhancement layer video blocks. A control unit defines one or more vectors of transform coefficients for decoding of the enhancement layer blocks, and selects a prediction mode for the enhancement layer blocks based on the vectorized entropy decoding. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281679

Pixel data generation for autostereoscopy images

Techniques are described for generating autostereoscopy content. A graphics processing unit (gpu) may determine from which views to retrieve pixel data, and may read the pixel data from corresponding images of only the determined views. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150281300

Video orientation negotiation

Systems, devices, and methods for orientation negotiation are described. In one innovative aspect, a method includes receiving an orientation negotiation message at a video processing device from a first device associated with a communication session with the video processing device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280954

Hybrid waveform design combining ofdm and cyclic prefix based single carrier for millimeter-wave wireless communication

Methods, systems, and devices are described for generating a hybrid waveform for data transmission between a transmitting device and a receiving device. The transmitting device may employ an ofdm processing technique to periodically transmit known first pilot symbols mapped from a signal constellation where each signal has equal energy during a first time period and a cyclic prefix based single-carrier (cp-sc) processing technique to transmit data packets and second known pilot symbols during a second time period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280946

Feedback receive path with low-if mode

An apparatus includes an input configured to receive a radio-frequency (rf) signal at a feedback receive path and also includes circuitry coupled to the input. The circuitry is configured to generate a low-intermediate frequency (low-if) signal based on the rf signal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280904

Serial time-division-multiplexed bus with bidirectional synchronization/control word line

One feature pertains to the synchronization of a serial time-division-multiplexed bus interconnecting an audio processing subsystem (i.e. A local node) with an audio coder-decoder (codec) subsystem (i.e. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280880

Managing hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) buffer

In a system and method for wireless communication, a user equipment (ue) is configured to determine whether it failed to detect and decode a data transmission while the ue tuned away from a first rat to a second rat based on a grant sequence number. The harq buffer is flushed when the ue determines it missed a grant and the duration of the tune away gap meets a particular criteria.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280877

Flexible channel state information feedback management

One method includes receiving at a user equipment (ue) information associated with two or more interference measurement resources (imrs) for a channel state information (csi) process, the information comprising an allocation of the two or more imrs for the csi process and a plurality of management configurations for use of the two or more imrs; and using the two or more imrs in accordance with the plurality of management configurations to perform one or both of channel measurement and csi reporting. Another method includes transmitting information associated with two or more imrs for a csi process, the information comprising an allocation of the two or more imrs for the csi process and a plurality of management configurations for use of the two or more imrs; and receiving at least one csi report based on at least one of the two or more imrs.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280871

Ultra low latency design for lte

Methods, systems, and devices are described for low latency communications within a wireless communications system. An enb and/or a ue may be configured to operate within the wireless communications system and may send triggers to initiate communications using a dedicated resource in a wireless communications network that supports transmissions having a first subframe type and a second subframe type, the first subframe type comprising symbols of a first duration and the second subframe type comprising symbols of a second duration that is shorter than the first duration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280866

Route-less multi-hop transmission technique in a peer-to-peer infrastructure-less network

A method includes receiving, at a first station of a peer-to-peer infrastructure-less network, a data packet transmitted from a second station of the peer-to-peer infrastructure-less network. The method also includes determining whether to retransmit the data packet to at least one other station in the peer-to-peer infrastructure-less network or whether to suppress retransmission of the data packet based on received signal strengths of received retransmissions of the same data packets from one or more nearby stations.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280847

Techniques for acquiring measurements of a shared spectrum and performing channel selection for access points using the shared spectrum

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method may include transmitting a reference signal from an access point over a shared spectrum to a user equipment (ue), and receiving a measurement of the reference signal from the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280803

Adaptive waiting time in multiple receive diversity control for td-scdma

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus switches from a multiple receive diversity (rxd) on state to a rxd off state upon detecting a condition is in a certain state. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280695

Systems and methods for common mode level shifting

A common mode voltage level shifting circuit including: input nodes configured to receive a differential signal with a first common mode voltage, a pair of shunt capacitors coupled between the input nodes and a corresponding pair of output nodes, a threshold voltage circuit, including the output nodes, coupled to the differential signal though the shunt capacitors, the threshold voltage circuit configured to provide a second common mode voltage for the differential signal at the output nodes, and current sources that are controlled according to a level of the first common mode voltage, the current sources coupled to the output nodes to effect the second common mode voltage.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280673

Spectrum sensing radio receiver

A device includes a reconfigurable receiver front end having variable gain and variable bandwidth configured to tune to a plurality of communication channels in a communication band, the reconfigurable receiver front end responsive to a signal power level.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280668

Capacitive programmable gain amplifier

An apparatus includes an operational amplifier and a plurality of capacitors coupled to an input terminal of the operational amplifier and configured to be selectively coupled to receive one of an input voltage signal and an output voltage signal of the operational amplifier.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280661

Single-input multiple-output amplifiers with simultaneous multiple gain modes

A device includes at least one first amplifier circuit configurable to receive and amplify an input radio frequency (rf) signal having a first carrier at a first input signal level and provide a first amplified rf signal, and at least one second amplifier circuit configurable to receive and amplify the input rf signal having a second carrier at a second input signal level and provide a second amplified rf signal, the at least one first amplifier circuit having a first input impedance, the at least one second amplifier circuit having a second input impedance.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280660

Multi-stage switched-capacitor dc blocking circuit for audio frontend

An integrated dc blocking amplifier circuit, including: an operational amplifier configured in a differential amplifier; and at least first and second two-stage switched-capacitor circuits, each two stage switched-capacitor circuit including a first-stage circuit and a second-stage circuit, wherein the first two-stage switched capacitor circuit is connected to a positive feedback path of the operational amplifier and the second two-stage switched capacitor circuit is connected to a negative feedback path of the operational amplifier, wherein the first-stage circuit is switched at a relatively low switching frequency, while the second-stage circuit is switched at a relatively high switching frequency.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280657

Adaptive digital pre-distortion

Methods, systems, and devices are described for adaptive digital pre-distortion (dpd). A wireless device may identify a transmission parameter, such as data rate or transmission power, for a signal to be transmitted by a wireless modem. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280651

Spurious signal mitigation for carrier aggregation amplifier

A device includes an amplifier circuit comprising a plurality of amplification paths, and at least one switchable bypass capacitance coupled to an associated shared power distribution network, the at least one switchable bypass capacitance and at least one of the plurality of amplification paths responsive to a control signal configured to selectively ground the at least one switchable bypass capacitance and selectively enable the at least one of the amplification paths based on a selected operating mode.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280488

Systems, methods, and devices for optical wireless charging

A system and method for wirelessly charging a chargeable device is provided. In one aspect, the method includes detecting a presence of a chargeable device within a charging region of the optical charger. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280448

Systems, apparatus, and methods for wireless power receiver coil configuration

Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for wirelessly receiving power. In one aspect, a coil is configured generate a voltage in response to magnetic field generated by a transmitter. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150280112

Magnetic tunnel junction and method for fabricating a magnetic tunnel junction

An improved magnetic tunnel junction device and methods for fabricating the improved magnetic tunnel junction device are provided. The provided two-etch process reduces etching damage and ablated material redeposition. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150279920

3d pillar inductor

Base pads are spaced by a pitch on a support surface. Conducting members, optionally cu or other metal pillars, extend up from the base pads to top pads. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150279545

Inductor embedded in a package subtrate

Some novel features pertain to a package substrate that includes a core layer, a first via, a first dielectric layer, and a first inductor. The core layer includes a first surface and a second surface. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150279479

Anti-fuse one-time programmable resistive random access memories

An anti-fuse device includes a first electrode, an insulator on the first electrode, a second electrode on the insulator, and selector logic coupled to the second electrode. The device also includes a conductive path between the first and second electrodes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150279452

Memory having a pull-up circuit with inputs of multiple voltage domains

A memory and a method for operating the memory having a precharge circuit with inputs of multiple voltage domains are provided. In one aspect, a memory includes a bitline and one or more storage elements coupled to the bitline. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150279451

Edge-triggered pulse latch

A pulse latch is provided that latches a ground signal responsive to decoded signal carried on a decoded signal node. The pulse latch includes a reset logic circuit that controls a switch coupled between the decoded signal node and ground such that when the switch is turned on by the reset logic circuit, the decoded signal node is grounded. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150279384

High-band signal coding using multiple sub-bands

A method includes receiving, at a vocoder, an audio signal sampled at a first sample rate. The method also includes generating, at a low-band encoder of the vocoder, a low-band excitation signal based on a low-band portion of the audio signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150279382

Systems and methods of switching coding technologies at a device

A particular method includes encoding a first frame of an audio signal using a first encoder. The method also includes generating, during encoding of the first frame, a baseband signal that includes content corresponding to a high band portion of the audio signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150279047

Exemplar-based color classification

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for exemplars-based color classification. In one embodiment, the functions implemented include: processing an image captured by a camera to identify a first color profile that most closely matches colors of the image, wherein the first color profile is selected from a plurality of color profiles each color profile encoding data related to how two or more component colors appear under a different lighting condition.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150278685

Probabilistic representation of large sequences using spiking neural network

A method of using spiking neural network delays to represent sequences includes assigning one or more symbol neurons to each symbol in a dictionary. The method also includes assigning a synapse from each symbol neuron in a group to a particular ngram neuron. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150278684

Time synchronization of spiking neuron models on multiple nodes

Certain aspects of the present disclosure support techniques for time synchronization of spiking neuron models that utilize multiple nodes. According to certain aspects, a neural model (e.g., of an artificial nervous system) may be implemented using a plurality of processing nodes, each processing node implementing a neuron model and communicating via the exchange of spike packets carrying information regarding spike information for artificial neurons. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150278683

Plastic synapse management

A method for managing synapse plasticity in a neural network includes converting a first set of synapses from a plastic synapse type to a fixed synapse type. The method may also include converting a second set of synapses from the fixed synapse type to the plastic synapse type.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150278680

Training, recognition, and generation in a spiking deep belief network (dbn)

A method of distributed computation includes computing a first set of results in a first computational chain with a first population of processing nodes and passing the first set of results to a second population of processing nodes. The method also includes entering a first rest state with the first population of processing nodes after passing the first set of results and computing a second set of results in the first computational chain with the second population of processing nodes based on the first set of results. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150278641

Invariant object representation of images using spiking neural networks

A method for invariantly representing an object using a spiking neural network includes representing the object by a spike sequence. The method also includes determining a reference feature of the object representation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150278628

Invariant object representation of images using spiking neural networks

A method for generating a histogram in a spiking neural network includes counting spikes associated with a latency encoded representation of an object. The method also includes generating the histogram based on the spike count.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150278038

Systems, methods, and apparatus related to wireless charging management

Various systems, methods, and apparatuses for operating a wireless charging device in an electric vehicle are disclosed. One method includes detecting a system fault indicative of one or more faults in the wireless charging device in the electric vehicle or in the transmitter. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150278031

Adaptive file backup system

A resource availability score for a client device is determined based on metrics of one or more resources of the client device. Client device resources may include a central processing unit, memory, battery and a communications module. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150277894

System and method for modifying firmware used to initialize a computing device

A system and method for patching a boot sequence in a read-only memory. Patch instances are provided in an addressable memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150277577

Methods and apparatuses for gesture-based user input detection in a mobile device

Methods and apparatuses are provided that may be implemented in a mobile device to: determine whether the mobile device is in a gesture command input ready state based, at least in part, on a display portion of the mobile device remaining in a horizontal viewable position for a threshold period of time; with the mobile device in a gesture command input ready state, determine whether a detected movement of the mobile device represents a gesture command input; and in response to the determined gesture command input, affect a user perceivable output.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150277536

Apparatus, system and method for dynamic power management across heterogeneous processors in a shared power domain

Systems and methods for dynamically adjusting an input parameter to a power domain in a portable computing device are disclosed. The power domain includes two or more processing resources that share a power source. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150277395

Method and system for optimizing performance of a pcd while mitigating thermal generation

A temperature of a component within the portable computing device (pcd) may be monitored along with a parameter associated with the temperature. The parameter associated with temperature may be an operating frequency, transmission power, or a data flow rate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150277393

Integrated circuit dynamic de-aging

An integrated circuit dynamically compensates for circuit aging by measuring the aging with an aging sensor. The aging sensor uses the same circuit to measure circuit speeds in both aged and un-aged conditions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150277099

Ems device having flexible support posts

This disclosure provides apparatus, systems and methods for an electromechanical systems (ems) device having one or more flexible support posts. In one aspect, the ems device includes a substrate, a stationary electrode over the substrate, one or more flexible support posts over the substrate, and a movable electrode over the stationary electrode and supported by the one or more flexible support posts. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150277098

Ems device having a non-electrically active absorber

This disclosure provides apparatus, systems and methods for an electromechanical systems (ems) device having a non-electrically active absorber. In one aspect, the ems device includes a stationary electrode over a substrate, a dielectric layer over the stationary electrode, an absorber over the dielectric layer, and a movable electrode over the absorber. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150277097

Flexible ems device using organic materials

This disclosure provides apparatus, systems and methods for an electromechanical systems (ems) device made of organic materials. In one aspect, the ems device includes a stationary electrode over a substrate and a movable electrode over the stationary electrode, where the movable electrode is configured to move across a gap between the movable electrode and the stationary electrode by electrostatic actuation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/01/15 / #20150276839

Worst case jitter prediction method using step response

A method operational within a simulation environment is provided for estimating or predicting jitter. At least two step functions are defined to approximate a worst-case jitter condition for a simulated electrical interconnect or a simulated electrical path. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271920

Face-up substrate integration with solder ball connection in semiconductor package

Systems and methods relate to a semiconductor package comprising a first substrate or a 2d passive-on-glass (pog) structure with a passive component and a first set of one or more package pads formed on a face of a glass substrate. The semiconductor package also includes a second or laminate substrate with a second set of one or more package pads formed on a face of the second or laminate substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271872

Dual-sim wireless communications device and method for mitigating receiver desense in dual-active operation

Aspects of the disclosure provide for an access terminal configured to enable communication with two or more wireless communications networks simultaneously. According to some aspects of the disclosure, an access terminal (e.g., dual-sim access terminal) can be active simultaneously on both networks with reduced interference between transmission and reception. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271869

Continuous packet connectivity (cpc) with dedicated channel (dch) enhancements

The present disclosure presents aspects for performing continuous packet connectivity (cpc) with dedicated channel (dch) enhancements at a user equipment (ue). For example, the aspects may include identifying whether dtx is allowed in association with the cpc at the ue during a time period, determining whether dtx is allowed in association with the dch enhancements at the ue during the time period, and performing dtx at the ue during the time period when both the cpc and the dch enhancements allow for dtx. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271860

Signaling flows and buffer status report for a group in device-to-device broadcast communication

Methods, systems, and devices are described for device-to-device (d2d) wireless communication. A device may transmit an initiation message to a base station indicating that the device desires to initiate a d2d communication session. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271847

Techniques for configuring preamble and overhead signals for transmissions in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes transmitting a first signal to indicate accessing a first channel in a radio frequency spectrum band, and transmitting information with the first signal in the radio frequency spectrum band. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271844

Method and apparatus for ul ack allocation

Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate allocation of uplink acknowledgement (ack) resources for a wireless communication system. Various aspects described herein facilitate explicit creation and transmission of a bundled assignment of downlink communication resources and uplink resources for ack transmission, thereby facilitating overhead-efficient ack allocation for users that can communicate pursuant to a persistent resource assignment without requiring scheduling information from an associated control channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271840

Scheduling assignment content and transmission in wireless communications

Methods, systems, and devices are described for transmissions and retransmissions of scheduling assignment (sa) information, and for content of sa transmissions. Sas may be transmitted during an initial communications period, followed by data transmissions for a certain time period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271836

Techniques for bearer prioritization and data mapping in multiple connectivity wireless communications

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to mapping bearer data in multiple connectivity configurations. A first portion of first data available for transmission over a first type bearer can be mapped to first uplink resources granted from a first base station, wherein the first type bearer is configured for transmission using the first base station and a second base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271822

Systems, apparatus and methods for improving system acquisition performance in multi-sim wireless devices

Methods and apparatus for improving system acquisition performance in multi-sim devices are provided. In one aspect, a method of acquiring a signal comprises defining a size of a frequency bin for a first radio access technology based on a frequency error for a second radio access technology. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271818

Time hopping in device-to-device transmissions

Apparatuses, systems, and devices are described for transmissions and retransmissions of device-to-device (d2d) communications. A d2d message may be transmitted during an initial communications period, followed by one or more retransmissions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271816

Compressed mode with dch enhancements

The disclosure provides for a compressed mode transmission gap in wireless communications. A user equipment (ue) may receiving a downlink dedicated physical channel (dpch) having a slot-format and a spreading factor during a first compression interval. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271807

Scheduling of device-to-device scheduling assignment for mode1

Methods, systems, and devices are described for transmitting or receiving at least one grant to a device. The at least one grant may identify one or more scheduling assignment (sa) resources on which an sa is to be transmitted by the device for device-to-device (d2d) communications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271805

Intelligent routing of packet session data in a multi-sim user equipment

A method for selecting a data subscription on a multi-sim (subscriber identity module) mobile device includes: associating a plurality of application category groups with a plurality of active subscriptions; selecting an application to run; determining a category of the application; classifying the application into one of the plurality of category groups based on the category of the application; and automatically establishing a packet session for the application on the active subscription associated with the category group into which the application is classified.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271798

Semi-persistent scheduling for eimta in lte

The present disclosure relates generally to wireless communication, and more particularly, to methods and apparatus for semi-persistent scheduling for eimta in lte. An exemplary method includes receiving signaling configuring the ue with a first subframe configuration; determining a reference subframe configuration for downlink hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) operation; receiving a control channel in a first subframe activating semi-persistent scheduling (sps) for at least one of uplink or downlink sps transmissions; determining whether or not to transmit the at least one uplink or downlink sps in one or more second subframes based on at least one of the activating control channel, the first subframe configuration, or the reference subframe configuration; transmitting the at least one uplink or downlink sps in the one or more second subframes based at least in part on the activating control channel.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271778

Indoor positioning in the presence of dynamic transmission power control access points

A position fix for a mobile platform is determined using rssi values for wireless signals received from access points (aps), at least one of which has dynamic transmission power control. The transmission power data for the aps is received from an entity separate from the aps, e.g., a central entity or a positioning assistance server. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271769

Hs-dpcch overhead reduction in multi-rab scenarios

The disclosure provides for reducing uplink control channel overhead at a user equipment (ue). The ue may determine that a total transmit power of the ue exceeds an allocated power. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271764

Positioning measurement management

Techniques for controlling transmit (tx) power of an access point (ap) in a wireless communication system are described herein. An example of a method described herein includes detecting that a positioning exchange between an ap and a mobile device has been initialized; determining an estimated coverage area of the mobile device, an estimated tx power level of the mobile device, and/or other operating parameters of the mobile device; and controlling a power level used by the ap for transmissions to the mobile device during the positioning exchange based on the determined operating parameters of the mobile device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271759

Limiting wireless discovery range

Systems and methods of limiting wireless discovery range are described. A method may include determining, at a first device, a discovery range threshold that limits a distance from the first device at which a second device is operative to decode a discovery message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271724

Systems and methods for responding to a communication event

A method for responding to a communication event by a wireless communication device is described. The method includes beginning a cell reselection procedure. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271723

Uplink timing advance adjustment

A user equipment (ue) determines an uplink timing advance of a target nodeb, such as an uplink dedicated physical channel (dpch) transmit timing, during handover transition when the ue receives a handover command without a random access configuration. In one instance, the ue modifies a current timing advance of a source enodeb based on a difference between an uplink timing of the source enodeb and a downlink timing of the source enodeb and a difference between an uplink timing of the target nodeb and a downlink timing of the target nodeb. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271721

Method and apparatus for an improved acquisition mechanism

The present disclosure presents a method and an apparatus for an improved acquisition mechanism at a user equipment (ue). For example, the disclosure presents a method for identifying a plurality of frequencies for camping by the ue, wherein each frequency of the plurality of frequencies is associated with a radio access technology (rat), sorting the identified frequencies into one or more frequency groups based on a priority associated with each of the identified frequencies, searching a frequency group with a first highest priority to detect a cell for camping by the ue, and camping on a cell detected by the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271718

Apparatus and method for performing inter-radio access technology cell measurement

Methods and apparatuses are provided for managing a list of target frequencies for cell measurement. A set of available target frequencies for performing cell measurements from a serving cell can be received, and at least a subset of the set of available target frequencies can be prioritized based at least in part on a list of a plurality of target frequencies stored in a reselection database for the serving cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271701

Frame formats and timing parameters in sub-1 ghz networks

A method includes selecting a frame format for use in transmission of a packet via a wireless network. The transmission is associated with a particular bandwidth. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271675

Prevention of replay attack in long term evolution device-to-device discovery

Methods, systems, and devices are described for device-to-device (d2d) wireless communication. A device may receive a timing variable from a network while the device is in a connected mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271658

Vendor-specific docking management operations

A wireless dockee may access a vendor-specific feature available on a peripheral device in communication with a wireless docking center. Information regarding the vendor-specific feature may be communicated by the wireless docking center to the wireless dockee both during pre-association discovery as well as via a service description that corresponds with the vendor-specific feature. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271632

System, method and devices for delivering positioning assistance data

Disclosed are systems, methods and devices for providing positioning assistance data to a mobile device. In a particular implementation, a mobile device may receive parameters representing an inference model. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271621

Inserting audio channels into descriptions of soundfields

In general, techniques are described for inserting audio channels into descriptions of soundfields. A device comprising a processor may be configured to perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271529

Generic use of hevc sei messages for multi-layer codecs

In an example, a method of coding video data includes obtaining one or more video coding layer (vcl) network abstraction layer (nal) units of an access unit and a first layer of a multi-layer bitstream of video data. The method also includes only coding one or more non-vcl nal units containing an sei message applicable to the vcl nal units of the first layer together with the vcl nal units of the first layer such that within the access unit the bitstream does not contain any coded pictures of any other layer of the multi-layer bitstream between the vcl nal units of the first layer and the non-vcl nal units containing the sei message applicable to the vcl nal units of the first layer.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271528

Generic use of hevc sei messages for multi-layer codecs

In an example, a method of coding video data includes coding one or more non-video coding layer (vcl) network abstraction layer (nal) units of a layer of a multi-layer bitstream of video data, where the one or more non-vcl nal units contain an sei message having an sei payload type. The method also includes determining one or more syntax values of the multi-layer bitstream to which the sei message applies based on the sei payload type.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271526

Derivation of sps temporal id nesting information for multi-layer bitstreams

According to certain aspects, an apparatus for coding video information includes a memory and a processor configured to determine whether a first syntax element is present in a bitstream, the first syntax element associated with a sequence parameter set (sps) and a first flag indicative of whether a temporal identifier (id) of a reference picture for pictures that refer to the sps can be nested; and in response to determining that the first syntax element is not present in the bitstream: obtain a second syntax element indicative of a maximum number of temporal sub-layers in a particular layer of the plurality of layers; and determine whether to set the first flag equal to a second flag indicative of whether a temporal id of a reference picture for any pictures can be nested based at least in part on a value of the second syntax element.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271525

Use of specific hevc sei messages for multi-layer video codecs

Devices and methods for determining whether to initiate random access during decoding of video information. In one aspect, a device may include a memory configured to store video information that includes at least one recovery point supplemental enhancement information (sei) message and a processor coupled to the memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271524

Simplified merge list construction process for 3d-hevc

A device for encoding video data includes a memory configured to store video data and a video encoder comprising one or more processors configured to, for a current layer being encoded, determine that the current layer has no direct reference layers, based on determining that the current layer has no direct reference layers, set at least one of a first syntax element, a second syntax element, a third syntax element, or a fourth syntax element to a disabling value indicating that a coding tool corresponding to the syntax element is disabled for the current layer.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271517

Search region determination for intra block copy in video coding

A video coder may determine a search region for coding a current block of video data using intra block copy (intra bc). In some examples, the video coder determines a central point for the search region, and determines the search region for the current block based on the central point and a defined size for the search region. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271515

Block vector coding for intra block copy in video coding

In various aspects, this disclosure is directed to an example method for decoding video data. The example method includes determining candidate blocks for a block vector prediction process from a subset of candidate blocks used for an advanced motion vector prediction mode or a merge mode for motion vector prediction process; performing the block vector prediction process for a block of video data using the determined candidate blocks; and decoding the block of video data using intra block copy based on the block vector prediction process.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271513

Use of specific hevc sei messages for multi-layer video codecs

Devices and methods for improving use of supplemental enhancement information (sei) messages in multi-layer codecs for decoding multi-layer bitstreams containing video information are disclosed. In one aspect, a device may include a memory configured to store video information associated with the multi-layer bitstream, the stored video information comprising an sei message and a processor operably coupled to the memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271506

Derivation of end of sequence nal unit information for multi-layer bitstreams

An apparatus for coding video information according to certain aspects includes a memory and a processor. The memory is configured to store video information associated with one or more layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271498

Generic use of hevc sei messages for multi-layer codecs

In an example, a method of coding video data includes coding one or more non-video coding layer (vcl) network abstraction layer (nal) units of a layer of a multi-layer bitstream, where the one or more non-vcl nal units contain a decoded picture hash sei message. The method also includes determining a set of layers of the multi-layer bitstream to which the decoded picture hash sei message is applicable based on a layer identifier of the one or more non-vcl nal units containing the decoded picture hash sei message.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271487

Using a current picture as a reference for video coding

An example method for encoding or decoding video data includes storing, by a video coder and in a reference picture buffer, a version of a current picture of the video data, including the current picture in a reference picture list (rpl) used to predict the current picture, and coding, by the video coder and based on the rpl, a block of video data in the current picture based on a predictor block of video data included in the version of the current picture stored in the reference picture buffer.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271302

Transport accelerator implementing client side transmission functionality

Transport accelerator (ta) systems and methods for accelerating transmission of content from a user agent (ua) of a user device to a remote recipient are provided according to embodiments of the present disclosure. Embodiments comprise a ta architecture implementing a connection manager (cm) and a request manager (rm). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271237

Processing continuous multi-period content

In one example, a device includes one or more processors configured to determine that a manifest file for media content indicates that the media content includes a first period and a second period, that the manifest file indicates that the first and second periods are continuous, and that advertisement media data is available for insertion between the first and second periods, select a first adaptation set in the first period based at least in part on characteristics signaled for the first adaptation set, retrieve media data of the first adaptation set based on the selection of the first adaptation set, retrieve the advertisement media data, and retrieve media data of a second adaptation set in the second period that the manifest file indicates is associated with the first adaptation set based on the selection of the first adaptation set and store the retrieved media data to a memory.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271232

Transport accelerator implementing request manager and connection manager functionality

Transport accelerator (ta) systems and methods for delivery of content to a user agent (ua) of the client device from a content server are provided according to embodiments of the present disclosure. Embodiments of a ta operate to subdivide, by a request manager (rm) of the ta, fragment requests provided by the ua each into a plurality of chunk requests for requesting chunks of the content and to provide, by the rm to a connection manager (cm) of the ta, chunk requests of the plurality of chunk requests for requesting chunks of the content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271231

Transport accelerator implementing enhanced signaling

Transport accelerator (ta) systems and methods for accelerating delivery of content to a user agent (ua) of a client device are provided according to embodiments of the present disclosure. Embodiments comprise a ta architecture implementing a connection manager (cm) and a request manager (rm). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271226

Transport accelerator implementing a multiple interface architecture

Transport accelerator (ta) systems and methods for accelerating delivery of content to a user agent (ua) of the client device are provided according to embodiments of the present disclosure. Embodiments initiate media transmission operation for the ua using the ta disposed in a communication path between the ua and a content server operable to provide content, wherein the ta comprises a request manager (rm) operable to control what data is requested from the content server and a plurality of connection managers (cms) operable to control when the data is requested from the content server, wherein each cm of the plurality of cms is adapted for communication with the content server via a different communication interface.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271225

Transport accelerator implementing extended transmission control functionality

Transport accelerator (ta) systems and methods for accelerating delivery of content to a user agent (ua) of a client device are provided according to embodiments of the present disclosure. Embodiments comprise a ta architecture implementing a connection manager (cm) and a request manager (rm). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271224

Transport accelerator inplementing extended transmission control functionality

Transport accelerator (ta) systems and methods for accelerating delivery of content to a user agent (ua) of a client device are provided according to embodiments of the present disclosure. Embodiments comprise a ta architecture implementing a connection manager (cm) and a request manager (rm). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271089

Selective high-priority bandwidth allocation for time-division multiple access communications

To allocate bandwidth in a system that includes a master device coupled to a plurality of slave devices, the status of a low-priority queue and a high-priority queue in a slave device of the plurality of slave devices is monitored. The low-priority queue stores low-priority upstream traffic and the high-priority queue stores high-priority upstream traffic. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271083

Techniques for window size configuration

Techniques for configuring a window size are described. A user equipment (ue) may identify a first window size for communications between the ue and a source network and determine that the first window size is invalid for a target configuration of communications between the ue and a target network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271037

Multi-wire electrical parameter measurements via test patterns

A measurement task is selected, where the measurement task is associated with a transmission of an encoded signal transmitted via a plurality of data lines. The encoded signal is encoded using one or more of 3-phase, n-phase, or n-factorial low-voltage differential signaling (lvds) where n is at least three (3). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271005

Phase imbalance calibration

A circuit for performing a residual side band calibration is described. The circuit generally includes a phase imbalance detection circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150271000

Constructing very high throughput signal (vht-sig) fields for reduced peak-to-average power ratio (papr)

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for constructing a vht-sig field of a transmission preamble in a manner that may reduce peak-to-average power ratio (papr) of the transmission.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270986

Credit-based dynamic bandwidth allocation for time-division multiple access communications

A master device coupled to multiple slave devices in a system performs a method of allocating bandwidth. In the method, credits are assigned to each device of a plurality of devices in the system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270933

Method and apparatus for separating a cell cluster for lte eimta interference mitigation

A method, a computer program product, and an apparatus for separating a cell cluster to two or more cell clusters are provided. The cell cluster may be separated into two or more cell clusters in order to mitigate interference between cells while allowing for tdd subframe configuration flexibility. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270930

Transport accelerator implementing selective utilization of redundant encoded content data functionality

Transport accelerator (ta) systems and methods for delivery of content to a user agent (ua) of a client device are provided according to embodiments of the present disclosure. Embodiments receive, by a request manager (rm) of the ta, fragment requests provided by the ua for requesting content from a content server, and determine an amount of redundant encoded content data to request for a fragment request of the fragment requests for use by the rm in recovering the fragment.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270925

Interference estimation for selection of modulation and coding schemes

A modulation and coding scheme (mcs) is selected for one or more transmissions from a first wireless device to a second wireless device, based at least in part on interference at the second wireless device during a time period. The interference excludes wireless signals present at the second wireless device at first times during the time period when the first wireless device is transmitting and at second times during the time period when the first wireless device detects transmissions.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270872

Higher-order multiple input multiple output in ethernet

A method of mimo signal transmission on a cable is disclosed. The cable includes at least a first inner conductor, a second inner conductor, and an outer conductive shield. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270813

Dynamically adjustable power amplifier load tuner

An apparatus includes a power amplifier and a power amplifier load tuner. The power amplifier load tuner includes multiple input ports. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270739

System and method for frequency protection in wireless charging

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for controlling wireless charging between a first entity and a second entity. For example, the apparatus may include a receiver communication circuit of the first entity configured to receive a current from a second entity via electromagnetic induction during the charging or alignment with the second entity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150270134

Methods of forming a metal-insulator-semiconductor (mis) structure and a dual contact device

A method includes forming a first metal layer on source/drain regions of an n-type metal-oxide-semiconductor (nmos) device and on source/drain regions of a p-type mos (pmos) device by chemical vapor deposition (cvd) or non-energetic physical vapor deposition (pvd). The method further includes selectively performing a rapid thermal anneal (rta) process on the first metal layer after forming the first metal layer.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269978

Method and apparatus for low-level input sense amplification

A sense amplifier is disclosed that includes an amplifier circuit configured to receive, at an input, an input signal including an input level, the amplifier circuit configured to provide an amplified output signal including a gain with respect to the input level; and a feedback circuit coupled to receive the amplified output signal from the amplifier circuit, the feedback circuit configured to provide, at the input of the amplifier circuit, an adjusted version of the amplified output signal including a modified output magnitude based on common mode feedback.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269629

Targeted advertisement insertion for streaming media data

In one example, a method of retrieving media data includes, by a multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) client of a client device: receiving advertisement media data of one or more advertisement groups, receiving an identifier value for one of the advertisement groups from a dynamic adaptive streaming over http (dash) client of the client device, extracting the advertisement media data of the advertisement group corresponding to the identifier value, and providing the extracted advertisement media data to the dash client.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269485

Cold neuron spike timing back-propagation

Neuron state updates are computed with spiking models with map based updates and at least one reset mechanism. Back propagation is applied on spike times to compute weight updates.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269482

Artificial neural network and perceptron learning using spiking neurons

A method for communicating a non-binary value in a spiking neural network includes encoding, with an encoder, a non-binary value as one or more spikes of at least one pre-synaptic neuron in a temporal frame. The method also includes computing a value with a decoder matched to the encoder. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269481

Differential encoding in neural networks

Differential encoding in a neural network includes predicting an activation value for a neuron in the neural network based on at least one previous activation value for the neuron. The encoding further includes encoding a value based on a difference between the predicted activation value and an actual activation value for the neuron in the neural network.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269480

Implementing a neural-network processor

Certain aspects of the present disclosure support a method and apparatus for implementing kortex neural network processor within an artificial nervous system. According to certain aspects, a plurality of spike events can be generated by a plurality of neuron unit processors of the artificial nervous system, and the spike events can be sent from a subset of the neuron unit processors to another subset of the neuron unit processors via a plurality of synaptic connection processors of the artificial nervous system.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269479

Conversion of neuron types to hardware

Certain aspects of the present disclosure support a method and apparatus for conversion of neuron types to a hardware implementation of an artificial nervous system. According to certain aspects, at least one of synapse weights of the artificial nervous system, neuron input channel resistances associated with a neuron model for neuron instances of the artificial nervous system, or neuron input channel potentials associated with the neuron model can be normalized by one or more factors. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269436

Line segment tracking in computer vision applications

Techniques are disclosed for tracking objects in computer vision (cv) applications, involving identifying line segments in an image and using iterative approach of computing and analyzing spatial and angular distribution of different sets of line segments to identify a set of line segments with relatively high spatial and/or angular distribution, which can reduce the likelihood of error in tracking. Some techniques may further employ a quality check of the selected line segments. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269420

Method and apparatus for establishing connection between electronic devices

A method, performed in an electronic device, for connecting to a target device is disclosed. The method includes capturing an image including a face of a target person associated with the target device and recognizing an indication of the target person. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269387

Methods and systems of preventing an automated routine from passing a challenge-response test

The various embodiments enable the prevention of an automated computer routine from passing a challenge-response test. A processor may generate a first character string and create a first image comprising first characters based on the first character string, and may generate a second character string and create a second image comprising second characters based on the second character string. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269385

Protection against key tampering

Disclosed is an apparatus and method to protect against key tampering. A computing device may include a cryptoprocessor that is configured to: write a first word including a first portion of a key; and write a plurality of subsequent words each including a portion of the key. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269135

Language identification for text in an object image

A method, performed by an electronic device, for identifying a language of text in an image of an object is disclosed. In this method, the image of the object is received. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150269065

Hardware-based atomic operations for supporting inter-task communication

This disclosure describes techniques for supporting inter-task communication in a parallel computing system. The techniques for supporting inter-task communication may use hardware-based atomic operations to maintain the state of a pipe. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150268993

Method for exploiting parallelism in nested parallel patterns in task-based systems

Aspects include computing devices, systems, and methods for task-based handling of nested repetitive processes in parallel. At least one processor of the computing device may be configured to partition iterations of an outer repetitive process and assign the partitions to initialized tasks to be executed in parallel by a plurality of processor cores. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150268959

Physical register scrubbing in a computer microprocessor

Identifying two instructions without intervening potential pipeline flushers that write to the same architected destination register in order to free the physical register corresponding to the older of the two instructions.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150268958

Speculative history forwarding in overriding branch predictors, and related circuits, methods, and computer-readable media

Speculative history forwarding in overriding branch predictors, and related circuits, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed. In one embodiment, a branch prediction circuit including a first branch predictor and a second branch predictor is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150268706

System and method for memory power management in a system on a chip with multiple execution environments

Various embodiments of methods and systems for hardware-based memory power management (“hmpm”) in a portable computing device (“pcd”) running secure and non-secure execution environments are disclosed. Hardware-based state machines are uniquely associated with, and under the control of, the non-secure execution environment, the secure execution environment and a virtual manager, respectively. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150268704

Multi-layer heat dissipating apparatus for an electronic device

Some implementations provide a multi-layer heat dissipating device that includes a first heat spreader layer, a first support structure, and a second heat spreader layer. The first heat spreader layer includes a first spreader surface and a second spreader surface. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150268678

System and method for current management in a portable device

The disclosed systems and methods for current management can be used with system-on-a-chip (soc) integrated circuits in, for example, battery-powered portable devices. The current management provides detection of supply current levels from a power management integrated circuit (pmic) to an soc. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150268279

Vco gain estimation by capacitive measurement

Estimating a gain of a vco in a pll, including: means for matching to a varactor in the vco; and means for estimating the gain of the vco by calculating a c-v characteristic of the means for matching along with tank inductance and an output frequency of the vco, wherein estimating the gain of the vco by calculating the c-v characteristic of the means for matching allows the pll to remain in operation during estimation.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/24/15 / #20150266525

Omni-directional treads

A robotic device includes multiple sprockets coupled to a tread module. The robotic device also includes multiple first drive gears coupled to a drive shaft gear of the tread module. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264743

Single antenna sharing for multiple wireless connections

. . A wireless device includes: a first radio and first transceiver configured to transmit and receive according to a first radio access technology; a second radio and second transceiver configured to transmit and receive according to a second radio access technology; a first antenna and a second antenna connected to the first radio and the second radio; a switch; and a control unit configured to control the switch to configure connections of the first and second antennas to the first and second radios. The control unit is configured to control the switch to disconnect the second radio from the second antenna in response to a receiving, by the second radio through the second antenna, a signal that is below a predetermined threshold, and to connect the second radio to the first antenna during a wakeup period of the second radio.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264689

Methods and apparatus for multiplexing peer-to-peer traffic and/or access point traffic

A method comprises receiving a first message over a first portion of a frequency bandwidth. The first message includes an identifier of a transmitting first wireless device and an intended recipient second wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264681

Opportunistic receive diversity for multi-subscriber scenario

An opportunistic receive diversity scheme for vamos and similar deployments is disclosed. Receive diversity may be conditionally enabled when a vamos call is assigned to one of the sims of a mobile device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264657

Systems and methods for synchronization of wireless devices in a peer-to-peer network

Methods, devices, and computer program products for synchronization of wireless devices in a peer-to-peer network are described herein. In one aspect, a method for synchronizing a wireless communication apparatus is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264647

Power optimizations for challenging wan service conditions

A method for a tracking device optimizing power to remain reachable for a desired period based on evaluated wide-area-network conditions. The tracking device may communicate via a power-intensive long-range transceiver and may continually measure service conditions related to network communications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264646

Power save mechanism for peer-to-peer communication networks

A group owner of a peer-to-peer communication network is configured to determine whether all client devices associated with the peer-to-peer communication network support direct data communication. The group owner is configured to implement an awake mode for a portion of each beacon interval when all the associated client devices support direct data communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264635

Systems and methods for performing recursive better system reselection

Embodiments of the present invention include devices, systems and methods for performing recursive better cell reselection (bsr). For example, a method for wireless communication is described. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264613

Modified reselection evaluation

A user equipment (ue) reselects back to a higher priority radio access technology (rat) when network configured parameters do not provide sufficient time to perform the irat reselection measurements and evaluation due to the ue spending a very short duration in a discontinuous reception (drx) mode. In one instance, the ue detects a triggering condition for incomplete cell reselection evaluation based on a number of past events. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264610

Idle mode operation in heterogeneous networks

An idle mode ue can rach to a cell different from the cell paging the ue. The ue can be allocated additional time to respond to all cells in the neighborhood to identify the cell in which to rach. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264603

Methods and apparatus for handling time-to-trigger during intra-rat cell reselection and handover

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method of wireless communication is provided. The method may include starting a first timer for changing to a first network cell with a first radio access technology (rat) and starting a second timer for changing to a second network cell with a second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264567

Method and apparatus for authenticating a user on a mobile device

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for authenticating a user on a mobile device. The method may include initiating authentication of the user for access to the mobile device, where access to the mobile device is granted upon successful authentication of the user by the mobile device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264536

Mobile device locating using limited access points

A method of determining a present location of a mobile device within a structure includes: obtaining a prior location of the mobile device, the prior location being on a first floor of the structure; and in response to the prior location being indicative of the present location being remote from a floor transition, using a first set of access points to determine the present location, the first set of access points disposed only on the first floor; or in response to the prior location being indicative of the present location being proximate to the floor transition, using a second set of access points to determine the present location of the mobile device, the second set of access points comprising one or more access points disposed on the first floor and one or more access points disposed on the second floor, the second floor being separate from the first floor.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264521

Methods and apparatuses for user-based positioning and assistance data

Methods and apparatuses of providing assistance data of a venue to a mobile device are disclosed. According to aspects of the present disclosure, for the same area, multiple or different versions of assistance data may be generated. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264520

System and method for determining a location for a wireless communication device using an integrated wifi sniffer and measurement engine

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a location for a wireless communication device using an integrated wifi sniffer and measurement engine are presented. The method includes utilizing a first wifi transceiver and a second wifi transceiver. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264519

Efficient generation and update of heat maps

Methods and apparatuses are presented for generating and updating heat maps for terrestrial wireless transceivers located in an area or venue. According to some embodiments, a method may include obtaining, by a mobile device, first signal data for a terrestrial transceiver and generating, by the mobile device, a transceiver heat map using the first signal data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264497

Audio signal adjustment for mobile phone based public addressing system

Systems are described for managing audio in a public addressing (pa) system, the system comprising a host configured to generate an adjustment request; and a client configured to establish a session with a personal communication device (pcd); receive a first audio sample from the pcd; transmit the first audio sample to the pa system; receive the adjustment request from the host; receive a second audio sample from the pcd; and adjust the second audio sample in response to the adjustment request.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264484

Obtaining sparseness information for higher order ambisonic audio renderers

In general, techniques are described for obtaining audio rendering information in a bitstream. A device configured to render higher order ambisonic coefficients comprising a processor and a memory may perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264483

Low frequency rendering of higher-order ambisonic audio data

In general, techniques are described for low frequency rendering of higher-order ambisonic audio data. As an example, a device comprising a memory and a processor may perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264406

Deblock filtering using pixel distance

The disclosure describes deblock filtering techniques. A video coder may determine an amount by which to deblock filter a pixel value of a pixel based on a geometrical distance from the pixel to a boundary and a pixel value difference between pixel values of at least two pixels. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264405

Block adaptive color-space conversion coding

In general, this disclosure describes techniques for coding video blocks using a color-space conversion process. A video coder, such as a video encoder or a video decoder, may determine whether to use color-space conversion for a coding unit and set a value of a syntax element of the coding unit to indicate the use of color-space conversion. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264403

Systems and methods for low complexity forward transforms using zeroed-out coefficients

Systems and methods for low complexity forward transforms using zeroed-out coefficients are described herein. One aspect of the subject matter described in the disclosure provides a video encoder comprising a memory configured to store a video block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264402

Modifying bit depths in color-space transform coding

In general, this disclosure describes techniques for coding video blocks using a color-space conversion process. A video coder, such as a video encoder or a video decoder, may determine a bit-depth of a luma component of the video data and a bit-depth of a chroma component of the video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264400

Systems and methods for low complexity forward transforms using mesh-based calculations

Systems and methods for low complexity forward transforms using mesh-based calculations are described herein. One aspect of the subject matter described in the disclosure provides a video encoder comprising a memory configured to store video information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264387

Method for motion estimation of non-natural video data

A method for motion estimation for screen and non-natural content coding is disclosed. In one aspect, the method may include selecting a candidate block of a first frame of the video data for matching with a current block of a second frame of the video data, calculating a first partial matching cost for matching a first subset of samples of the candidate block to the current block, and determining whether the candidate block has a lowest matching cost with the current block based at least in part on the first partial matching cost.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264386

Block vector predictor for intra block copying

An example method for decoding video data includes constructing a block vector (bv) candidate list for a current block of the video data, the bv candidate list comprising a plurality of bv predictor candidates, wherein each respective bv predictor candidate of the plurality of bv predictor candidates is one of: a bv of a neighboring block, a bv of a previously coded block, and a default bv; determining, based on a syntax element obtained from an encoded video bitstream, a particular bv predictor candidate from the plurality of bv predictor candidates; determining, based on the particular bv predictor candidate, a value of a bv that represents a displacement between the current block and a predictor block of video data in a picture in which the current block resides; determining, based on the value the bv, the predictor block; and reconstructing the current block based on the predictor block.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264373

Level definitions for multi-layer video codecs

Methods for defining decoder capability for decoding multi-layer bitstreams containing video information, in which the decoder is implemented based on multiple single-layer decoder cores, are disclosed. In one aspect, the method may include identifying at least one allocation of layers of the bitstream into at least one set of layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264370

Picture flushing and decoded picture buffer parameter inference for multi-layer bitstreams

An apparatus according to certain aspects includes a memory and a processor configured to: in response to determining that a reference layer intra random access point (irap) picture starts a new coded video sequence (cvs) at the current au: determine whether the reference layer irap picture activates a new video parameter set (vps) or defines a prediction boundary at the current au; in response to determining that the reference layer irap picture activates a new vps or defines a prediction boundary at the current au, remove pictures in the decoded picture buffer (dpb) associated with each of a plurality of layers; and in response to determining that the reference layer irap picture does not activate a new vps and does not define a prediction boundary at the current au, remove only pictures in the dpb associated with the reference layer.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264369

Device and method for scalable coding of video information

An apparatus configured to code video information in a bitstream includes a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The memory is configured to store video information associated with a video layer having a current picture. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264367

Systems and methods for low complexity encoding and background detection

Systems and methods for low complexity encoding and background detection are described herein. One aspect of the subject matter described in the disclosure provides a video encoder comprising a memory configured to store a video block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264366

Poc value design for multi-layer video coding

In an example, a method of coding video data includes coding, by a video coder, at least a portion of a picture of an independently decodable non-base layer of a multi-layer bitstream. The method also includes coding, by the video coder, data indicating a picture order count (poc) value reset for a poc least significant bits (lsb) value of the picture only when the picture has a poc lsb value for the picture is equal to zero.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264364

Universal color-space inverse transform coding

In general, this disclosure describes techniques for coding video blocks using a color-space conversion process. A video coder, such as a video encoder or a video decoder, may determine a coding mode used to encode the video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264363

Palette-based video coding

In an example, a method of coding video data includes determining, by a video coder and for a block of video data, a palette having a plurality of entries indicating a plurality of respective color values, wherein a first line of the block of video data includes a pixel located adjacent to an edge of the block of video data, and wherein a second line of the block of video data includes a pixel located adjacent to the edge of the block and adjacent to the pixel of the first line. In this example, the method also includes coding, in a scan order, index values that map pixels of the block to entries in the palette, wherein the pixel of the second line immediately follows the pixel of the first line in the scan order.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264362

Coefficient level coding in a video coding process

A device for coding video data includes a memory configured to store video data, and at least one processor configured to: determine a maximum number of bits to be used when coding a syntax element indicating absolute values of transform coefficients of a coding unit of the video data, determine a maximum number of suffix bits to be used when coding a golomb-rice/exponential-golomb coding suffix codeword of the syntax element, determine a maximum number of prefix bits to be used when coding a unary golomb-rice/exponential-golomb coding prefix codeword of the syntax element, determine the absolute values of transform coefficients for the coding unit, code a prefix codeword for one of the absolute values, and code a suffix codeword for the one of the absolute values, and code the coding unit based on the prefix codeword and the suffix codeword.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264354

Quantization parameters for color-space conversion coding

In general, this disclosure describes techniques for coding video blocks using a color-space conversion process. A video coder, such as a video encoder or a video decoder, may determine whether to use color-space conversion for encoding the video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264348

Dictionary coding of video content

According to aspects of this disclosure, a device for decoding video data includes a memory configured to store the video data and a video decoder comprising one or more processor configured to determine that a current block of the video data is to be decoded using a 1d dictionary mode; receive, for a current pixel of the current block, a first syntax element indicating a starting location of reference pixels and a second syntax element identifying a number of reference pixels; based on the first syntax element and the second syntax element, locate a plurality of luma samples corresponding to the reference pixels; based on the first syntax element and the second syntax element, locate a plurality of chroma samples corresponding to the reference pixels; and copy the plurality of luma samples and the plurality of chroma samples to decode the current block.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264276

Facet shape and distribution pattern for lensless imaging

Aspects of the invention are related to a method and apparatus for capturing an image without a lens. Ambient light reflected off of objects are received through a surface of a light guide substrate and reflected off of reflective features included therein toward a plurality of photodetectors arranged on edges of the substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150264161

Response time relaxation for high efficiency wlan

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for generating responses to extended length frames having increased symbol lengths without changing the short interframe space duration. According to certain aspects, a method for transmitting an extended length frame generally includes generating a packet having a preamble decodable by a first type of device having a first set of capabilities and a second type of device having a second set of capabilities, wherein at least a first portion of the packet is generated using an increased symbol duration or increased cyclic prefix relative to a second portion of the packet generated using a standard symbol duration or standard cyclic prefix and the packet includes padding symbols after the first portion, and outputting the generated packet for transmission.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263957

Packet filter based access control

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided. The apparatus may be a ue configured to receive from a base station access parameters corresponding to respective types of access controls for different types of data services, receive a tft established at a core network based on mapping a packet filter to access control information for each type of access control, receive a data packet from an application, match the data packet to the packet filter to determine access control information corresponding to the data packet, and establish communication for the data packet based on access parameters for the determined access control information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263869

Systems and method for finite rate of innovation channel estimation

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for finite rate of innovation channel estimation. In one aspect an apparatus for equalizing received signals is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263837

Techniques for transmitting positioning reference signals in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. In one method, a positioning reference signal (prs) may be generated. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263824

Content delivery system with allocation of source data and repair data among http servers

Data objects are delivered over a packet-switched network and receivers receive encoded symbols, such as repair symbols, broadcast or multicast, with sufficient information to form requests for additional symbols as needed based on what source symbols or sub-symbols are needed or missing. The requests can be made in a unicast or request fashion. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263823

Method for using error correction codes with n factorial or cci extension

System, methods and apparatus are described that facilitate transmission of data over a multi-wire data communications link, particularly between two devices within an electronic apparatus. A data payload may be converted to a set of transition numbers, the transition numbers may be converted to a sequence of symbols and an error correction code (ecc) may be calculated from symbols in the sequence of symbols. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263769

Single-input multiple-output power amplifier

An rf amplifier, including: an input rf chain configured to receive and process an input rf signal including a plurality of frequency bands within a first band group and output a first signal; and a plurality of output rf chains coupled to the input rf chain, each output rf chain of the plurality of output rf chains configured to process the first signal within at least one band of the plurality of frequency bands of the first band group, wherein each output rf chain includes a bias circuit configured to receive an enable signal to enable the processing of the first signal within the at least one band and output an output rf signal within the at least one band.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263676

Integrator for class d audio amplifier

An apparatus includes voltage-to-current conversion circuitry comprising a first voltage-to-current converter and a second voltage-to-current converter. The apparatus also includes a capacitor coupled to the first voltage-to-current converter and to the second voltage-to-current converter.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263671

Low noise and low power voltage-controlled oscillator (vco) using transconductance (gm) degeneration

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to voltage-controlled oscillators (vcos) using a lowered or an adjustable negative transconductance (−gm) compared to conventional vcos. This −gm degeneration technique suppresses the noise injected into an inductor-capacitor (lc) tank of the vco, thereby providing lower signal-to-noise ratio (snr) for a given vco voltage swing, lower power consumption, and decreased phase noise. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263614

Average current mode control of multi-phase switching power converters

Exemplary embodiments are related to switching power converters. A switching power converter may comprise a plurality of control unit configured for average current mode control, wherein each control unit of the plurality comprises a dedicated proportional control unit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263539

Systems, methods, and apparatus for a high power factor single phase rectifier

Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for broadband ac to dc conversion. In one aspect, a power conversion apparatus for providing direct current (dc) based at least in part on an alternating current is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150263266

Reference layer for perpendicular magnetic anisotropy magnetic tunnel junction

An apparatus includes a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy magnetic tunnel junction (pmtj) device. The pmtj device includes a storage layer and a reference layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262936

Multi supply cell arrays for low power designs

A mos device includes a number of standard cells configured to reduce routing congestions while providing area savings on the mos device. The standard cells may be single height standard cells that share an n-type well isolated from other nearby n-type wells. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262930

Reduced height m1 metal lines for local on-chip routing

Systems and methods are directed to an integrated circuit comprising a reduced height m1 metal line formed of an exemplary material with lower mean free path than copper, for local routing of on-chip circuit elements of the integrated circuit, wherein the height of the reduced height m1 metal line is lower than a minimum allowed or allowable height of a conventional m1 metal line formed of copper. The exemplary materials for forming the reduced height m1 metal line include tungsten (w), molybdenum (mo), and ruthenium (ru), wherein these exemplary materials also exhibit lower capacitance and lower rc delays than copper, while providing high electromigration reliability.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262875

Systems and methods of forming a reduced capacitance device

A method includes forming an electronic device structure including a substrate, an oxide layer, and a first low-k layer. The method also includes forming openings by patterning the oxide layer, filling the openings with a conductive material to form conductive structures within the openings, and removing the oxide layer using the first low-k layer as an etch stop layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262428

Hierarchical clustering for view management augmented reality

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for hierarchical clustering for view management in augmented reality are presented. For example one disclosed method includes the steps of accessing point of interest (poi) metadata for a plurality of points of interest associated with a scene; generating a hierarchical cluster tree for at least a portion of the pois; establishing a plurality of subdivisions associated with the scene; selecting a plurality of pois from the hierarchical cluster tree for display based on an augmented reality (ar) viewpoint of the scene, the plurality of subdivisions, and a traversal of at least a portion of the hierarchical cluster tree; and displaying labels comprising poi metadata associated with the selected plurality of pois, the displaying based on placements determined using image-based saliency.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262412

Augmented reality lighting with dynamic geometry

Methods for determination of ar lighting with dynamic geometry are disclosed. A camera pose for a first image comprising a plurality of pixels may be determined, where each pixel in the first image comprises a depth value and a color value. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262380

Adaptive resolution in optical flow computations for an image processing system

A method, device, and apparatus for determining optical flow from a plurality of images is described and includes receiving a first image frame from a first plurality of images, where the first plurality of images have a first resolution and a first frame rate. A second image frame may be received from a second plurality of images, where the second plurality of images have a second resolution less than the first resolution and a second frame rate greater than the first frame rate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262341

System and method for multi-frame temporal de-noising using image alignment

Methods, devices, and computer program products for multi-frame termporal de-noising using image alignment are describe. In one aspect, a method of capturing an image using a multi-frame temporal de-noising is described. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262328

Phase control multi-tap downscale filter

Implementations include video image processing systems, methods, and apparatus for downscaling video data using a phase control multi-tap downscale filter. For example, a device configured to process video information may include a memory configured to store a downscaling filter comprising a number of coefficients. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262242

User experience and dependency management in a mobile device

A method, system, and device supporting installation of updates to software and/or firmware in memory of an electronic device is described. The update information may be automatically generated based upon a list of all software components or packages already present on the electronic device, and may comprise software components for all dependencies of an application being installed by the update that are not already present on the electronic device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262197

Trajectory based context inference

Method, device, and computer program product, for augmenting metadata for a mapped location is described. Mapped location trajectory data for each of a plurality of mobile devices is received. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262067

Behavioral analysis for securing peripheral devices

The various aspects configure a mobile computing device to efficiently identify, classify, model, prevent, and/or correct the conditions and/or behaviors occurring on the mobile computing device that are related to one or more peripheral devices connected to the mobile computing device and that often degrade the performance and/or power utilization levels of the mobile computing device over time. In the various aspects, the mobile computing device may obtain a classifier model that includes, tests, and/or evaluates various conditions, features, behaviors and corrective actions on the mobile computing device that are related to one or more peripheral devices connected to the mobile computing device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262061

Contextual real-time feedback for neuromorphic model development

A method includes generating contextual feedback in a neuromorphic model. The neuromorphic model includes one or more assets to be monitored during development of the neuromorphic model. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262054

Analog signal reconstruction and recognition via sub-threshold modulation

Certain aspects of the present disclosure support a method and apparatus for analog signal reconstruction and recognition via sub-threshold modulation. The analog waveform recognition in a sub-threshold region of an artificial neuron of the artificial nervous system can be performed by providing a predicted waveform in parallel to an input associated with the artificial neuron. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150262029

Sensor-based camera motion detection for unconstrained slam

Techniques are presented for monocular visual simultaneous localization and mapping (slam) based on detecting a translational motion in the movement of the camera using at least one motion sensor, while the camera is performing panoramic slam, and initializing a three dimensional map for tracking of finite features. Motion sensors may include one or more sensors, including inertial (gyroscope, accelerometer), magnetic (compass), vision (camera) or any other sensors built into mobile devices.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261986

Wireless search

Methods, systems, and devices are described that provide for wireless searching in a location tracking environment. The methods, systems, and/or devices may include tools and techniques that provide for analyzing requests for location data of an entity and preparing a response set based on the request and the available tags. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261975

Data integrity protection from rollback attacks for use with systems employing message authentication code tags

One feature pertains to an efficient procedure for storing data units in a storage device that allows for authentication of data units to prevent rollback attacks and other attacks such as cut-and-paste attacks. In one aspect, a message authentication code (mac) is generated or otherwise obtained based on a primary key, a data unit to be stored, a corresponding index for the data unit (such as a page index) and a secondary key for the corresponding data unit, which is generated for each new write operation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261965

Dynamic encryption keys for use with xts encryption systems employing reduced-round ciphers

One feature pertains to encrypting data to improve data confidentiality. In one aspect, a modified form of xts encryption is provided for use with reduced-round block ciphers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261884

Hash-based encoder search for intra block copy

An apparatus configured to encode video information of a picture includes a memory unit and a processor in communication with the memory unit. The memory unit is configured to store a hash table that includes at least one hash index corresponding to reference blocks in the picture, the reference blocks being a subset of available blocks in the picture. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261686

Systems and methods for supporting demand paging for subsystems in a portable computing environment with restricted memory resources

A portable computing device is arranged with one or more subsystems that include a processor and a memory management unit arranged to execute threads under a subsystem level operating system. The processor is in communication with a primary memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261651

Validation of applications for graphics processing unit

The techniques described in this disclosure are directed to validating an application that is to be executed on a graphics processing unit (gpu). For example, a validation server device may receive code of the application. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261632

Systems and methods for reducing memory failures

Methods and systems for an in-system repair process that repairs or attempts to repair random bit failures in a memory device are provided. In some examples, an in-system repair process may select alternative steps depending on whether the failure is correctable or uncorrectable. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261583

System and method for providing dynamic clock and voltage scaling (dcvs) aware interprocessor communication

Systems and methods that allow for dynamic clock and voltage scaling (dcvs) aware interprocessor communications among processors such as those used in or with a portable computing device (“pcd”) are presented. During operation of the pcd at least one data packet is received at a first processing component. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261545

Core selection scheme

An apparatus includes a memory and at least one processor coupled to the memory is provided. The at least one processor is configured to read first information corresponding to an electrical characteristic of a first core on the at least one processor and second information corresponding to an electrical characteristic of a second core on the at least one processor and to select the first core or the second core for operation based on the first information and the second information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261323

System and method for optically-based active stylus input recognition

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a location fix for optically-based active stylus input recognition technology are presented. The method includes, from an active light source capable of being handled by a user, emitting an electromagnetic wave signal in an initial direction toward a planar layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261267

Skin material design to reduce touch temperature

An electronic device includes a housing with a plurality of sides and electronics components in the housing. A porous and thermally conductive material is associated with the housing. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150261249

Clock pulse generator for multi-phase signaling

A clock generator is provided that is immune to skew between bits in digital words generated by a multi-phase receiver.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150260980

Interferometric modulator with dual absorbing layers

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus related to an electromechanical display device. In one aspect, an analog interferometric modulator includes a reflective display pixel having a reflector, and a movable first absorbing layer positionable at a distance d1 from the reflector, the first absorbing layer and the reflector defining a first gap therebetween. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/17/15 / #20150260835

Systems, methods, and apparatus for radar-based detection of objects in a predetermined space

This disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for detecting foreign objects. An apparatus for detecting a presence of an object comprises at least one radar antenna attached to a wirelessly chargeable vehicle. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257282

Substrate with conductive vias

A substrate includes a plurality of vias that are lined with dielectric polymer having a substantially uniform thickness. This substantial uniform thickness provides a lumen within each dielectric-polymer-layer-lined via that is substantially centered within the via. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257139

Epdcch resource and quasi-co-location management in lte

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In an aspect, the apparatus may configure at least a first resource set and a second resource set for a control channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257138

Epdcch resource and quasi-co-location management in lte

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In an aspect, the apparatus may determine whether a starting symbol of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch) is an initial symbol in a subframe based on an epdcch configuration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257137

Epdcch resource and quasi-co-location management in lte

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In an aspect, the apparatus may determine at least a first and second resource set configured for a control channel and may determine a common set of aggregation levels for the first and second resource sets. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257128

System and method for combining memory resources for use on a personal network

A personal network may be established by interconnecting a plurality of satellites as part of the personal network. Each satellite may be configured to communicate with one or more other satellites. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257096

Fairness-based message transmission in a wireless network

Methods, devices, and systems are described to enable fair message transmission and to reduce maximum power consumption of stations in a wireless network. For example, a first station of the wireless network may transmit a message including a first neighbor list to a second station of the wireless network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257061

Maintaining neighbor cell list

Access terminals are provisioned to conduct intra-frequency, inter-frequency, and inter-rat measurements and report physical layer identifiers of detected cells. The provisioning may involve cycling through all or a portion of a defined superset of physical layer identifier one subset at a time. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257056

Parallel rank based and priority based cell reselection

A user equipment (ue) reselects to a higher priority cell even when a cell reselection timer of a low priority cell and/or rank based cell expires before a cell reselection timer of the higher priority cell. In one instance, the ue determines an expiration of a first cell reselection timer for the low priority cell and/or an expiration of a second cell reselection timer for the rank based cell while a third cell reselection timer is running, but not expired. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257055

Timer adaptation based on change of handover parameter

A timer parameter used for transitioning between radio protocol states is adapted based on a change of a handover parameter. For example, as a direct result of a change in a handover parameter such as time-to-trigger, offset, or hysteresis, an inactivity timer that is used for switching an access terminal from a connected state to an idle state may be adapted. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257027

Throughput in multi-rat devices

Methods, systems, and devices are described for optimizing measurement scheduling for devices capable of operating according to several radio access technologies (rats). Mobile devices, including devices with dual-sim, dual-standby (dsds) capability, may be equipped with multi-rat modems, which, according to the techniques described herein, may be scheduled to conduct measurements to improve throughput to the device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257022

Enhancing data throughput using multiple receivers

An apparatus includes a first low noise amplifier (lna) in a first receive path. The apparatus further includes receive circuitry in the first receive path. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257020

Calibration and tracking to assist inter-frequency measurements of lte cell by wlan radio

An apparatus for wireless communication obtains a first metric of a cell based on signals received by a wwan radio tuned to a common frequency, and a second metric of the cell based on signals received by a wlan radio tuned to the common frequency. The apparatus determines a calibration factor based on the first and second metrics, and performs cell search and cell measurement based on the calibration factor and signals received by the wlan radio tuned to a target frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257016

Calibration and tracking to assist inter-frequency measurements of lte cell by wlan radio

An apparatus for wireless communication obtains a first metric of a cell based on signals received by a wwan radio tuned to a common frequency, and a second metric of the cell based on signals received by a wlan radio tuned to the common frequency. The apparatus determines a calibration factor based on the first and second metrics, and performs cell search and cell measurement based on the calibration factor and signals received by the wlan radio tuned to a target frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150257013

Inter-radio access technology advertising in a multi-radio access technology deployment

Providing inter-radio access technology (rat) information in a wireless communication network may be achieved by determining, at a first base station operating in accordance with a first rat, device capability information, system configuration information, or system parameter information for a second rat different from the first rat that is implemented by a second base station different from the first base station, and transmitting by the first base station the device capability, system configuration, or system parameter information for the second rat over a wireless communication channel on the first rat.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256992

Supplemental cross-technology discovery

A method and an apparatus for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, the apparatus may be a user equipment (ue), base station, or access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256991

Systems and methods to discover access points (ap) in wireless networks

Systems and methods to discover access points in wireless networks are disclosed. In one embodiment, an access point of a wireless network may be placed in a sleep mode when there is no network activity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256857

Flicker detection and mitigation in video coding

A device configured to code video data includes: a memory configured to store video data, and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to: code information indicating whether a block from a current picture will flicker. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256855

4x4 transform for media coding

In general, techniques are described that provide for 4×4 transforms for media coding. A number of different 4×4 transforms are described that adhere to these techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256854

4x4 transform for media coding

In general, techniques are described that provide for 4×4 transforms for media coding. A number of different 4×4 transforms are described that adhere to these techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256741

Blink and averted gaze avoidance in photographic images

A method of blink and averted gaze avoidance with a camera includes detecting an averted gaze of a subject and/or one or more closed eyes of the subject in response to receiving an input to actuate a camera shutter. The method also includes scheduling actuation of the camera shutter to a future estimated time period to capture an image of the subject when a gaze direction of the subject is centered on the camera and/or both eyes of the subject are open.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256674

Devices and methods for facilitating wireless communications based on implicit user cues

Access terminals are adapted to facilitate automated wireless communication interactions based on implicit user cues. According to one example, an access terminal can obtain a plurality of user cues, including user cues from at least two primary sensor inputs, as well as other optional user cues. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256668

Managing features associated with a user equipment based on a location of the user equipment within a vehicle

In an aspect, a user equipment (ue) is positioned within a driver operation zone of a vehicle, one or more ue-based user interfaces (uis) are restricted and forwarded to a vehicle-based ui controller to permit access to the one or more ue-based features via a vehicle-based ui. In another aspect, the ue in the driver operation zone is engaged in hands-free speakerphone mode via a vehicle audio system of the vehicle, and an attempt to transition the ue to handset-based audio mode is blocked. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256653

Context establishment in marginal grant conditions

Methods, systems, and devices are described for data transmission using header compression techniques that may include dropping all of a portion of a payload for one or more protocol data units (pdus). A wireless communications device may determine that a robust header compression (rohc) mode is in an initialization and refresh (ir) state, indicating a full packet data convergence protocol (pdcp) protocol data unit (pdu), including complete header information, is to be transmitted. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256486

Zero-latency network on chip (noc)

Packet format configurability is extended for packets transported on physical links of an intellectual property (ip) core interconnect by using at least two independent parameters: one parameter governing data-width and one parameter governing latency penalty. The at least two independent parameters allow creation of transport protocol packets without additional latency insertion, which is useful for low-latency applications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256463

Method and apparatus for controlling data rate of a reverse link in a communication system

Various aspects of the invention provide for determining data rate for a reverse link communication by determining packets of data for transmission for a number of communication services, determining a data rate for transmission of the packets of data based on an arrangement of the packets of data in a queue allowing for meeting the transmission deadline for each of the packets of data. The base station determines whether available resources allow for allocation at the base station for transmission from the mobile station at the determined data rate and duration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256385

System and method for providing a human readable representation of an event and a human readable action in response to that event

Methods and systems for mapping events to actions among heterogeneous devices are disclosed. An exemplary method may include obtaining at least one human-readable-event-descriptor from each of a plurality of event-emitting devices and obtaining at least one human-readable-action-descriptor from each of a plurality of action-effectuating devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256337

Using end-user federated login to detect a breach in a key exchange encrypted channel

Disclosed are methods and systems for authenticating a key exchange between a first peer device and a second peer device. In an aspect, the first peer device sends federated login credentials of a user and a first identifier to a first federated login provider, receives a first authentication response from the first federated login provider, receives a second authentication response from the second peer device, authenticates the second authentication response with a second federated login provider, sends the first authentication response to the second peer device, receives an acknowledgment from the second peer device indicating that the second peer device has authenticated the first authentication response with the federated login provider, sends an acknowledgment to the second peer device indicating that the first peer device has authenticated the second authentication response, and authenticates the key exchange based on the acknowledgment from the second peer device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256324

Systems and methods for timing recovery in near-field communication

A method for inductively-coupled communications is described. The method includes receiving a signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256320

Enhanced uplink and downlink power control for lte tdd eimta

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus determines an interference type between a time division duplex (tdd) configuration subframe of a serving cell and a corresponding tdd configuration subframe of a neighboring cell, and sets a transmit power for an apparatus in the serving cell based on the interference type. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256305

Timer configuration for secondary cells in lte/lte-a networks using unlicensed spectrum

Configuration of secondary cell timers is disclosed for long term evolution (lte)/lte-advanced (lte-a) having unlicensed spectrum. In order to save power at a user equipment (ue), secondary cells may be deactivated by configuring a secondary cell deactivation timer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256297

Discarding hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) processes

A method of wireless communication is presented. The method includes receiving a grant insufficient for all hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) processes waiting for retransmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256272

Analog built-in self test transceiver

An apparatus includes a first power amplifier coupled to a first transmission path, a first low noise amplifier coupled to a first reception path, a second power amplifier coupled to a second transmission path, and a second low noise amplifier coupled to a second reception path. A first switch is configured to selectively couple the second low noise amplifier to receive an output of the first power amplifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256240

Beamforming feedback format

Certain aspects of the present disclosure propose transmitting a feedback message to an access point. The feedback may comprise a beamforming extension field, which may carry per tone signal to noise ratio of a station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256229

Systems and methods for improving the robustness of an nfc forum peer-to-peer link

A method is described. The method includes sending data, by an initiator inductively coupled communication device, to a target inductively coupled communication device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256220

Network self-synchronization using ultra wide band (uwb) impulse radio (ir) pulse train with unique repetition rates

Described herein are techniques for self-synchronization of wireless nodes. For example, the technique may involve determining a repetition rate for receiving a signal from another access point, wherein the repetition rate identifies the another access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150256143

Resonator with a staggered electrode configuration

An integrated circuit device includes a piezoelectric substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The device also includes a first electrode and a second electrode on the first surface of the piezoelectric substrate, the first electrode having a first width and the second electrode having a second width. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150255993

System and method for reducing emissions for polarized coil systems for wireless inductive power transfer

This disclosure includes systems, methods and apparatus for reducing emissions for polarized coil systems for wireless inductive power transfer. In one aspect, a magnetic flux device is provided which includes at least a first electrically conductive coil and a second electrically conductive coil that is substantially coplanar with the first coil. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150255571

Semiconductor device having a gap defined therein

In a particular embodiment, a method includes forming a first spacer structure on a dummy gate of a semiconductor device and forming a sacrificial spacer on the first spacer structure. The method also includes etching a structure of the semiconductor device to create an opening, removing the sacrificial spacer via the opening, and depositing a material to close to define a gap.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150255461

Stacked common gate finfet devices for area optimization

A mos device includes a first finfet having a first transistor source, drain, gate, and set of fins, and includes a second finfet having a second transistor source, drain, gate, and set of fins. The mos device further includes a gate interconnect extending linearly to form and to connect together the first and second transistor gates. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150255416

Integrated device comprising high density interconnects and redistribution layers

Some novel features pertain to an integrated device (e.g., integrated package) that includes a base portion for the integrated device, a first die coupled to a first surface of the base portion, and an underfill between the first die and the base portion. The base portion includes a dielectric layer, and a set of redistribution metal layers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150255216

Capacitor with low equivalent series inductance

A capacitor with low equivalent series inductance includes multiple electrode layers arranged in parallel with alternating ones of the electrode layers connected together to form the two electrodes of the capacitor. A first set of the electrode layers are connected by an outer wall. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150255205

Electric vehicle induction coil housing with interengagement structure for ferrite tile assemblies

Systems and methods for implementing interengagement structures for a ferrite tile assembly of an induction coil housing are described herein. One aspect of the subject matter described in the disclosure is a housing. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150254824

System and method of performing multi-level integration

A particular method includes generating a first result of a first integration operation performed on a first subset of elements of the plurality of elements. The first integration operation is associated with a first level of integration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150254811

Depth aware enhancement for stereo video

Systems, methods, and devices for enhancing an image are described herein. In some aspects, a device comprises a memory unit configured to store a left image and a right image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150254752

Methods and apparatus for gifting over a data network

A method for providing a content gift to a gift-receiving terminal is provided. The method includes a gift server communicating with the gift-receiving terminal over a wireless communication link to determine what content is owned by the gift-receiving terminal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150254532

Photo management

A method for image processing includes determining features of multiple stored images from a pre-trained deep convolutional network. The method also includes clustering each image of the multiple stored images based on the determined features.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150254284

Performing a visual search using a rectified image

Disclosed is a server that can perform a visual search using at least one rectified image. A method implemented at a server includes storing a plurality of images with the server, receiving at least one rectified image having at least one potential object of interest from a computing device for a visual search, and extracting descriptors representing features of the at least one rectified image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150254154

Systems and methods for detecting errors and recording actions on a bus

Systems and methods to detect errors and record actions on a bus are disclosed. In one embodiment, the bus is a serial low-power interchip media bus (slimbus) within a computing device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150253931

Large area interactive display screen

An interactive display, including a cover glass having a front surface that includes a viewing area provides an input/output (i/o) interface for a user of an electronic device. An arrangement includes a processor, a light source, and a camera disposed outside the periphery of the viewing area coplanar with or behind the cover glass. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150253351

Detecting imminent use of a device

Apparatuses and methods for detecting imminent use of a device are disclosed. According to aspects of the present disclosure, a device can be configured to consume sensor data, such as accelerometer data, or other available information obtained from low power sources. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150253146

Reduced power consumption and improved user experience when navigating along familiar routes

The disclosure generally relates to techniques that may reduce power consumption and improve user experience when using a personal navigation device or other mobile device to navigate along familiar routes or road segments. In particular, in response to a current position associated with the device corresponding to a familiar road segment (e.g., based on an index indicating how often the road segment was previously traversed), voice assistance and a display may be disabled and/or a frequency at which a receiver acquires signals to determine the current position may be reduced. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150251917

Method of patterning pillars

The disclosed technology relates to methods of patterning elongated structures. In one aspect, a method of forming pillars includes providing a substrate and providing a plurality of beads on a surface of the substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/10/15 / #20150251715

Multi-axis motorized wheel

A robotic device includes a drive pod defined between multiple wheels coupled to an axle of the drive pod. The robotic device further includes a single mounting shaft coupled to the drive pod and configured to couple the drive pod with a body of the robotic device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150250058

Integrated interposer with embedded active devices

An integrated interposer between a first component and a second component includes a substrate. The substrate may have thermal and/or mechanical properties with values lying between the thermal and/or mechanical properties of the first component and the second component. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249967

Apparatuses and methods for wireless synchronization of multiple multimedia devices using a common timing framework

Apparatuses and methods for wireless synchronization of multiple multimedia devices using a common timing framework are disclosed. In one aspect, a wireless multimedia source device is configured to establish wireless connections with a plurality of multimedia sink devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249954

Access point initiated neighbor report request

Methods, apparatuses, and systems are described that implement techniques and protocols to enable a station to receive a neighbor query request from a first associated access point that is associated with the station. The station may wirelessly communicate a neighbor report of a second access point to the first access point while the station is unassociated with the second access point.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249945

Enhanced failed cell acquisition operation

Embodiments of the present invention include devices, systems and methods for enhanced failed cell acquisition operation. For example, a method for wireless communication is described. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249940

Method and apparatus for performing call recovery after call drop

Aspects of the methods and apparatus relate to performing call recovery after a call drop. A cell selection update procedure may be initiated to recover a call in response to the call being dropped with a serving cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249672

Access control lists for private networks of system agnostic connected devices

The disclosure relates to using a control service to control external access to apis of iot devices on a private network. An external application can request access to an api, and in response, the control service can monitor broadcasts from the iot devices indicating what apis they have available. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249642

Access control lists for private networks of system agnostic connected devices

The disclosure relates to using a control service to control external access to apis of iot devices on a private network. An external application can request access to an api, and in response, the control service can monitor broadcasts from the iot devices indicating what apis they have available. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249610

Introducing uncompressed packets in compression flow based on flow control

Methods and apparatus are described for introducing uncompressed data packets in to theinto a compression flow during compression for communication between a user equipment (ue) and a network entity, comprising placing a plurality of data packets in an uncompressed uplink queue of the ue; determining that an amount of data packets in a compressed uplink queue of the ue fails to satisfy a grant threshold; and transferring one or more of the plurality of data packets to the compressed uplink queue from the uncompressed uplink queue based on the determination that the amount of data packets in the compressed uplink queue fails to satisfy the grant threshold, wherein the one or more of the plurality of data packets in the compressed uplink queue are scheduled for transmission to the network entity as one or more uncompressed data packets.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249562

Mimo related signaling in wireless communication

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) related signaling in a wireless communication system. In an aspect, a method for wireless communication is provided which includes receiving a signal comprising a reference signal (rs). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249551

Forwarding tables for hybrid communication networks

A hybrid device can apply forwarding tables associated with one or more other hybrid network devices of a hybrid communication network to control the entire transmission route of a frame scheduled for transmission. The hybrid device can use its forwarding table and a forwarding table of a destination hybrid device to determine a source network interface address, a destination network interface address, and a frame transmission route. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249546

Combined transmission of multiple-priority network traffic

A method of transmitting data includes storing high-priority data blocks in a high-priority queue, storing low-priority data blocks in a low-priority queue, and generating a first data unit that includes one or more of the high-priority data blocks and one or more of the low-priority data blocks. Generating the first data unit includes arranging the one or more high-priority data blocks and the one or more low-priority data blocks in a sequence in which the one or more high-priority data blocks precede the one or more low-priority data blocks. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249515

Device registration and sounding in a time-division multiple access network

A master device transmits beacon messages to a plurality of slave devices. The beacon messages specify upstream time slots, downstream time slots, and contention-based time slots. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249463

Voltage doubling circuit for an analog to digital converter (adc)

In one embodiment, a circuit includes a first input of a comparator for an analog to digital converter (adc). The first input is coupled to a first capacitive network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249449

Power switch cell with adaptive body bias

A circuit and a method are disclosed for adjusting a body bias voltage applied to a power gating switch. The circuit comprises: a first supply voltage (916), a body bias generator (918) formed from a plurality of series connected mosfets coupled to a second supply voltage (928) and an adaptive switch (910) providing an output coupled to either the first supply voltage or the body bias generator output (926), wherein the output of the adaptive switch is a first body bias voltage when coupled to the first supply voltage and is a second body bias voltage when coupled to the body bias generator output such that the first body bias voltage is greater than the second body bias voltage when configured as a gating header switch and the first body bias voltage is less than the second body bias voltage when configured as a gating footer switch.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249334

Electrostatic discharge circuit with reduced standby current

Techniques for reducing leakage current during normal operation of an electrostatic discharge (esd) circuit are described herein. In one embodiment, a circuit comprises an internal circuit and an electrostatic discharge (esd) rail clamp coupled in parallel to the internal circuit and between first and second power supply rails. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249293

Ultra low profile conformal antenna system

A low profile conformal high gain multi-beam aircraft antenna includes antenna elements supported by a ground plane to create the low profile conformal high gain multi-beam aircraft antenna. Some of the antenna elements include a feeding waveguide flared in at least one of an h-plane and a v-plane. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249209

Self-aligned top contact for mram fabrication

Systems and methods for forming precise and self-aligned top metal contact for a magnetoresistive random-access memory (mram) device include forming a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) in a common interlayer metal dielectric (imd) layer with a logic element. A low dielectric constant (k) etch stop layer is selectively retained over an exposed top surface of the mtj. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249155

Method and apparatus of stressed fin nmos finfet

A semiconductor fin is on a substrate, and extends in a longitudinal direction parallel to the substrate. The fin projects, in a vertical direction, to a fin top at a fin height above the substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249081

Directional finfet capacitor structures

A method for fabricating a capacitor within a finfet device includes patterning a first gate interconnect material having a first recess. The method also includes patterning a first trench interconnect material coupled to the first gate interconnect material at the first recess to form a first plate of a finfet capacitive structure.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249076

High performance standard cell

A transistor cell is provided that includes a dummy gate overlaying a continuous oxide definition (od) region. A first portion of the od region adjacent a first side of the dummy forms the drain. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150249038

Selective conductive barrier layer formation

A semiconductor device includes a die having a via coupling a first interconnect layer to a trench. The semiconductor device also includes a barrier layer on sidewalls and adjacent surfaces of the trench, and on sidewalls of the via. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248748

Method and apparatus to determine a median pixel value

A method includes selecting, at an image processor, a filtering network from a plurality of available filtering networks. The method also includes inserting a set of pixel values into an array and inserting at least one padding pixel value into the array. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248741

System and method for providing power-saving static image display refresh in a dram memory system

Systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for reducing power consumption for static image display refresh in a dynamic random access memory (dram) memory system. One such method comprises: prefetching static image frame content from a dram memory device into a system cache; during a static display refresh operation, a display processor reads the static image frame content from the system cache while the dram memory device is in a power-saving, self-refresh state; and the display processor feeding the static image frame content to a mobile display.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248609

Neural network adaptation to current computational resources

Methods and apparatus are provided for processing in an artificial nervous system. According to certain aspects, resolution of one or more functions performed by processing units of a neuron model may be reduced, based at least in part on availability of computational resources or a power target or budget. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248607

Method and apparatus for efficient implementation of common neuron models

Certain aspects of the present disclosure support efficient implementation of common neuron models. In an aspect, a first memory layout can be allocated for parameters and state variables of instances of a first neuron model, and a second memory layout different from the first memory layout can be allocated for parameters and state variables of instances of a second neuron model having a different complexity than the first neuron model.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248374

Twiddle factor generation

Systems and methods for generating twiddle factors are described herein according to various embodiments of the present disclosure. In one embodiment, a method for twiddle factor generation comprises generating a first twiddle phase, wherein the first twiddle phase is from a set of radix-m1 twiddle phases, and m1 is an integer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248373

Bit allocation over a shared bus to facilitate an error detection optimization

Various aspects directed towards facilitating an error detection optimization over a shared bus are disclosed. A master device is coupled to a slave device, and an encoded communication of a word is facilitated between the master device and the slave device via a control data bus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248365

Combined sockets for selectively removable cards in computing devices

Combined sockets for selectively removable cards in computing devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a socket is provided that can accommodate both a subscriber identification module (sim) card and a secure digital (sd) card. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248295

Numerical stall analysis of cpu performance

A benchmarking mechanism numerically analyzing stalls in a pipelined cpu. Each stage in the cpu is instrumented with dedicated stall counters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150248231

Apparatus and methods for widget-related memory management

Apparatus and methods for changing operational modes of a widget and changing content feed to a widget based on operational mode changes and/or memory availability on the wireless device are provided. Apparatus and methods for managing the runtime memory usage of mobile widgets on a wireless device by changing widget states based on widget usage data are also provided.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150247918

Method and apparatus for tracking objects with location and motion correlation

In a tracking of a position and motion of a device, a set of hypothetical locations of the device is generated. Hypothetical locations among the set are propagated to respective hypothetical next locations, using respective location-specific propagation models associated with the hypothetical locations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/03/15 / #20150247917

Opportunistic calibration of a barometer in a mobile device

Disclosed are systems, methods and techniques for calibrating an altimeter of a mobile device. For example, a characterized motion of a mobile device may be used to infer an altitude of the mobile device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150245411

Techniques for enabling asynchronous transmissions in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes monitoring, by a first base station of a first operator, for clear channel assessment (cca) exempt transmission (cet) timing information of a second base station of a second operator; identifying transmission timings of cets of the second base station of the second operator based at least in part on the monitoring; and discontinuing transmissions of the first base station of the first operator during the transmission timings of the cets of the second base station of the second operator. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150245375

Srs signaling pattern for d2d channel measurements

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus configures a number of channel measurement periods for an n number of user equipments (ues), determines a number of subsets of the n ues based on a pattern, and schedules each of the number of subsets of the n ues for transmission of a signal during a different one of the number of channel measurement periods.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150245362

Signalling for fractional frequency reuse (ffr) for d2d communications

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus determines a subset of subchannels for a first cell, the subset of subchannels configured to reduce interference to at least a second ue in a second cell, determines whether a first ue in the first cell is interfering with a second ue in a second cell, and allocates at least one subchannel to the first ue from the subset of subchannels when the first ue in the first cell is interfering with the second ue in the second cell.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150245360

Staged multi-user grouping for multiple-input, multiple-output wireless communications

A method of performing mimo wireless communication includes identifying a first wireless device that qualifies for inclusion in a multi-user (mu) group and identifying a set of one or more candidate wireless devices, distinct from the first wireless device, that qualify for inclusion in the mu group. The set includes a second wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150245348

Apparatus and method for handling a mac entity reset and uplink modulation scheme operation

The disclosure provides a method, apparatus, and computer program product directed towards performing a medium access control (mac) entity reset in a user equipment (ue). A condition associated with a commencement or stoppage of an uplink quadrature amplitude modulation (qam) scheme is detected within a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150245335

Enhanced trigger frame based discovery for a neighbor awareness network

When a first node cannot hear a second node, the second node is “hidden” to the first node. In response to receiving a trigger frame, the two nodes may inadvertently transmit response frames at approximately the same time. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150245328

Cross-subframe control channel design

Certain aspects of the disclosure relate to performing cross-subframe control channel signaling for wireless communications. A method may be provided for signaling downlink control channel resource allocations and/or physical control format indications in a subframe different from the subframe in which a downlink data transmission may be performed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/27/15 / #20150245327

Techniques for enabling asynchronous time division duplexing transmissions in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes monitoring, by a first base station of a first operator, for uplink configuration information and downlink configuration information associated with a second base station of at least one second ope