|| List of recent Wireless Communication Device-related patents
|System and method for gaming using wireless communication devices|
A short-range wireless network is established by direct communication between wireless devices and wireless access points to permit gambling within a casino. The short communication range of the access points assures that the wireless device is in the casino.
|Radiation power level control system and method for a wireless communication device based on a tracked radiation history|
A radiation power level control scheme for a wireless user equipment (ue) device. In one embodiment, a method comprises determining that a current transmission event involving the wireless ue device is commenced outside a time duration from a last transmission event.
|Wireless communication device, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and program|
There is provided a wireless communication device including a control-message creation/transmission-instruction unit which sends notification information via a wireless communication network and also sends response information in the case of receiving notification information sent from another device, a reception/interpretation processing unit which receives, from another device which has received the notification information of the wireless communication device, response information of such other device and also receives the notification information sent from such other device, and an operation mode determination unit which determines, based on operation mode determination information included in the notification information of such other device or the response information of such other device, that the wireless communication device is caused to operate as one of a master device and a slave device.. .
|Adaptive filtering of cell measurements|
A method for adaptive filtering of cell measurements is provided. The method can include a wireless communication device determining based on instantaneous measurement samples of a cell captured over a measurement period that a fading condition of the cell exceeds a threshold.
|Animal headphone apparatus|
An animal headphone apparatus is a modified headphone device specifically suited for use with dogs, so that an owner may allow their dog or other pet to listen to music, or the owner may use the headphones to command, train or monitor their pet. A first earpiece and a second earpiece are oriented inward and downward to account for the substantially vertical structure of a canine ear canal.
|Wireless communication device power reduction method and apparatus|
A wireless communications power saving method and apparatus is provided. The method includes, when no reverse link traffic exists and no forward link traffic has been received for a predetermined amount of time, establishing, at a terminal, a reverse link transmission pilot signal duty cycle, and boosting overhead channel signal transmission power during on slots and gating overhead channel and pilot signal transmission power during off slots.
|Assisting return to a first network from a second network after performance of a circuit switched fallback procedure|
A method for assisting a wireless communication device to return to a first network from a second network is provided. The method can include the wireless communication device participating in a csfb procedure to transition from the first network to the second network for servicing of a voice call; receiving a connection release from the second network after termination of the voice call; initiating a reselection procedure to reselect to the first network; determining presence of packet switched data ready for transmission from the wireless communication device before completion of the reselection procedure; holding the packet switched data at the wireless communication device at least until expiry of a reselection timer initiated during the reselection procedure; reselecting to the first network after expiry of the reselection timer; and initiating transmission of the packet switched data on the first network after completing reselection to the first network..
|Monitoring device with wireless communication over non-contiguous channels|
A communication system for a monitoring device. The monitoring device includes, one or more sensors, a unique user id, id circuitry with id storage, a communication system that reads and transmits the unique id from an id storage, a power source and a pathway system to route signals through the circuitry.
|Management system of mining machine and management method of mining machine|
In a management system of the mining machine, a management device collects operation information about the dump truck via a management-side wireless communication device. Routes along which the dump truck travels are identified based on position information, included in the operation information about the dump truck, about at least four locations included in a route along which the dump truck moves to a location where the dump truck unloads a load, to a location where the dump truck loads a load, and to a location where the dump truck unloads the load again..
|Facilitating in-device coexistence between wireless communication technologies|
A method for facilitating in-device coexistence between wireless communication technologies on a wireless communication device is provided. The method can include transmitting data traffic from the wireless communication device via an aggressor wireless communication technology; determining occurrence of an in-device interference condition resulting from transmission of the data traffic via the aggressor wireless communication technology interfering with concurrent data reception by the wireless communication device via a victim wireless communication technology; and reducing a bit rate of the data traffic transmitted via the aggressor wireless communication technology in response to the in-device interference condition..
|Transmitting power optimization on a wireless communication device|
Devices, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods scheduling subscription procedures on a wireless communication device are described. According to some embodiments, a channel condition metric is obtained by the wireless communication device.
|Assessing interference environment for wireless communication devices|
Disclosed is a device and method to automate the process of measuring rf noise, correlating measured noise with known sources, and making adjustments to the noise-measuring and reporting process. A wireless communication device is coupled to equipment at a fixed location, and transmits data about the operation of the equipment back to an operator, via a provider's network.
|Radio frequency multipath channel emulation system and method|
A multipath channel emulation system and method are disclosed. In some aspects, the system and method allow for analog emulation of a multipath mimo wireless channel.
|Dual carrier separation|
Disclosed are various embodiments providing carrier separation to effectuate a dual carrier operation of a wireless communication device. Processing circuitry may acquire a single carrier signal based on a determined time slot boundary, the single carrier signal comprising primary carrier data.
|Mbsfn-aware adaptive channel estimation|
Apparatus and methods for channel estimation in a multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) single frequency network (mbsfn) are disclosed. A representative method includes a wireless communication device receiving multiple frames, each frame including multiple subframes, each subframe including multiple symbols.
|Evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (embms) inter-frequency cell reselection|
A method for inter-frequency cell reselection by a wireless communication device is described. The wireless communication device camps on a serving cell.
|Systems and methods for synchronizing wireless communication device configurations|
An apparatus operable in a communication system is described. The apparatus includes means for sending a connection reconfiguration message using a first configuration.
|Wireless communication device|
A glasses-type radio communication device (1) which is to be worn on the head of a user, includes: right and left eyepiece parts (11); and an antenna (110) for carrying out radio communication, the antenna (110) being a dipole antenna including an antenna element (100) and a power feeding section (101) which supplies electric power to the antenna element (100), the power feeding section (101) being provided between the right and left eyepiece parts (11).. .
|Antenna device and wireless communication device|
An antenna device for a wireless communication device is disclosed. The antenna device includes a metal plate including a radiating element formed with at least a slot structure and a feed-in terminal and a grounding element, and a connecting unit electrically connected between the grounding element and a system grounding unit of the wireless communication device..
|Transmission power control on a wireless communication device for a plurality of regulated bands or component carriers|
A wireless communication device is configured for performing uplink transmission power control. The wireless communication device includes a processor and instructions stored in memory.
|Continuous interface maintenance for group communications to a wireless communication device group|
A system, method, and computer device that selectively maintain an open interface to a communication control device that is controlling wireless communication to at least one of a plurality of wireless communication devices that are in a communication group, such as a push-to-talk (ptt) group. In one embodiment, the wireless communication device registers at the communication control device, such as a base station controller, and at least one interface is established between the communication control device and another computer device on the wireless communication network, such as a broadcast a10 interface with a broadcast serving node (bsn).
Method and apparatus for location determination by a wireless communication device is disclosed. The method includes a wireless communication device at least formatting a message defined to trigger initiation of a timing measurement exchange; sending the message to trigger initiation of the timing measurement exchange; monitoring a timing measurement exchange between a plurality of access points as part of the timing measurement exchange initiated in response to the message; and determining a location of the wireless communication device based on the timing measurement exchange..
|Applying error resiliency based on speed|
A method for applying error resiliency based on speed is disclosed. A speed of the wireless communication device is detected.
|Mobile wireless hand-held biometric capture, processing and communication system and method for biometric identification|
A mobile, wireless biometric identification system includes a biometric capture device, associated software and processes which enable a commercially available wireless communication device, such as a smartphone, using a commercially established wireless communication networks, to capture a digital image of a human biometric (iris, fingerprint, etc.) for transmission via a secure connection to a central server. The capture device is designed to focus on the difficult task of capturing the highest possible quality image for encoding and comparison, while the overall system is designed to leverage the existing cellular communication network.
|Using metadata for video message modifications among wireless communication devices|
Systems, methods, and software for transferring video messages between wireless communication devices in wireless communication networks are provided herein. In one example, a method of operating a wireless communication device is provided.
An exemplary antenna module includes a metal unit, a ground unit, a feed unit, and a resonating unit. The metal unit is a metal housing or a metal sidewall of a wireless communication device.
|Wireless portable activity-monitoring device syncing|
A notification signal, intended to be received by a wireless communication device, is repetitively broadcast by a portable activity-monitoring device that generates user-activity data corresponding to activity of an individual bearing the portable activity-monitoring device. The notification signal conveys information that identifies the portable activity-monitoring device and indicates whether or not the portable activity-monitoring device seeks establishment of a wireless communication link to enable transmission of the user-activity data to the wireless communication device..
An energy usage monitoring system includes at least one sensing device operatively connected to a building visualization/control unit. The sensing device is arranged for attachment to a window or door and includes a sensor, which is arranged to sense whether the window or door is open or closed and to sense the degree of opening of the window or door, and wireless communication device for transmitting a signal dependent on the sensor output.
|Multi-mode resonator, multi-mode filter, and wireless communication device|
Provided is a multi-mode resonator in which four resonance modes are degenerated, a dielectric member is not necessarily required, and enhanced efficient use of space is obtained. A multi-mode resonator 1 is a multi-mode resonator in which four resonance modes are degenerated, this resonator including an exterior conductor 2 made of a metal material, and formed in the shape of a box, wherein both ends of a cylindrical circumferential wall section 2c are closed off by a first end section 2a and a second end section 2b; a columnar first central conductor disposed inside the exterior conductor 2, one end 3a being shorted to the first end section 2a of the exterior conductor 2 and another end 3b being left open; and a columnar second central conductor disposed inside the exterior conductor 2, one end 4a being shorted to the second end section 2b of the exterior conductor 2 and another end 4b being left open..
|Wireless communication device|
A wireless communication device includes a resistive-element-including rfic and an antenna coil. The resistive-element-including rfic includes an rfic, a capacitive element, and resistive elements.
|Mining machine information collection system|
An information collection device of an information collection system of a mining machine collects operation information from the dump truck. The information collection device transmits a position information request command to request the transmission of position information about the dump truck through a second wireless communication device at a predetermined time.
|Devices, systems and methods for controlling permitted settings on a vehicle|
Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for altering permitted settings of a vehicle according to a driver identified through short range wireless communication. The vehicle captures a unique identifier from a wireless communication device of the driver of the vehicle.
|Amplifier and wireless communication device|
In a power amplifier including an amplifier circuit unit for high power mode and an amplifier circuit unit for low power mode provided in parallel thereto between input and output of the amplifier and where, when one amplifier circuit unit is in an operating state, the other amplifier circuit unit is in a non-operating state, a cross-coupled capacitor is provided between a drain of one of two transistors in output side and a gate of the other transistor in the amplifier circuit unit for high power mode, and a series circuit where a switch and a capacitor are coupled in series is coupled between a drain of the transistor of output side in the amplifier circuit unit for low power mode and a ground, the switch being in a conducting state in high power mode operation and being in a non-conducting state in low power mode operation.. .
|Frequency offset estimation for early detection/decoding|
Methods and apparatus are provided for improving the performance of frequency offset estimation in scenarios where reception of a data block is terminated early. When the reception of a data block is terminated early, the wireless communication receiver may regenerate the entire data block using information that is known to the wireless communication device.
|Efficient transmission parameter selection|
Devices and methods for efficient transmission parameter selection are disclosed. A transmission parameter is for use by a wireless communication device (wcd) in a process that includes obtaining a propagation value that is indicative of a radio link between first and second wcds and obtaining a set of one or more weather values that indicate a weather state at or near the first wcd.
|Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a wireless communication device|
A wireless communications power saving method and apparatus is provided. The method includes establishing a circular buffer configured to maintain a number of most recently encountered frame delay times and waiting a frame delay time after receiving a further frame before the station enters a power save state.
|Systems and methods for adapting a network search algorithm|
An apparatus operable in a communication system is described. The apparatus includes means for obtaining a wireless communication device thermal condition input.
|Wireless communication device|
A wireless communication device is connected to an external device such as a personal computer. If an image capture device such as a digital camera is wirelessly connected to the external device, the wireless communication device behaves as the image capture device.
|Remote control for a parking assistance system and a parking assistance system which can be controlled by remote control|
A remote control for a parking assistance system for automated parking of a passenger motor vehicle is provided. The parking assistance system has an environment sensor system that supplies sensor information, and an obstacle detection device for detecting the presence of an obstacle based on the sensor information.
|Operational parameter selection to avoid interference in a wireless communication system|
A wireless communication device uses operational parameters stored in a capabilities list to control operation of the device. The device may also provide auxiliary services, such as reception of broadcast television signals and location detection using network assisted gps.
|Srvcc handover indication for remote party to voice call|
A method for providing indication of an srvcc handover is disclosed. The method can include a first wireless communication device participating in a voice call with a second wireless communication device via a connection between the first wireless communication device and a first network.
|Management of multiple radio links for wireless peer-to-peer communication|
A method for management of multiple radio links for a wireless peer-to-peer (p2p) session is disclosed. The method can include a wireless communication device providing interface address information for a first radio interface and a second radio interface implemented on the wireless communication device to a peer device when establishing a wireless p2p session with the peer device; establishing a threshold for transitioning between the first radio interface and the second radio interface during the wireless p2p session; determining during the wireless p2p session that the threshold has been met; and in response to the threshold being met, signaling to the peer device to transition to the second radio interface, and using the second radio interface to continue the wireless p2p session..
|Reducing power consumption in connected mode discontinuous reception|
A method for reducing power consumption in connected mode discontinuous reception is disclosed. The method can include a wireless communication device sending a transmission for a pending harq retransmission process and receiving an ack for the transmission.
|Reducing power consumption when bridging independent chipsets|
A wireless communication device architecture is provided. The wireless communication device can include a wlan chipset, a cellular chipset, and an application processor.
|Method and system for dynamic ampdu duration control in a wireless communication system|
A method of providing aggregated mac protocol data unit (ampdu) duration control in a wireless communication device includes setting an ampdu duration. Pass/fail statistics are collected for each mpdu of an ampdu in a time window, w.
|Antenna assembly and wireless communication device employing same|
An antenna assembly includes a base, a ground surface, a first radiating portion, a second radiating portion, a third radiating portion, and a feed portion. The ground surface is arranged on a surface of the base.
|Adaptive data connection retry by a wireless communication device|
A method for adaptive data connection retry by a wireless communication device is provided. The method can include detecting a failed attempt by the wireless communication device to establish a data connection for an application.
|Wireless communication device and control method|
A wireless communication device includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to extract a control code from a signal received through a first communication system that has lower priority than a second communication system prior to carrying out communication through the second communication system, compare the extracted control code with a given control code stored in the memory, determine whether the extracted control code matches the given control code, and cause a communication device that is configured to carry out communication through the second communication system to stop processing for establishing a wireless communication when the processor determines that the extracted control code does not match the given control code.. .
|Wireless communication device and wireless communication method|
A wireless communication device capable of changing a communication parameter to be used according to a surrounding situation includes a learning database that stores, in association with each other, the surrounding situation of the wireless communication device and a communication performance in a case where communication is performed by using a given communication parameter, a plurality of sensors, surrounding situation determination unit configured to determine the surrounding situation of the wireless communication device from information obtained from the plurality of sensors, communication parameter candidate determination unit configured to refer to the learning database to determine candidates for the communication parameter that are appropriate in the determined surrounding situation, communication parameter determination unit configured to determine the communication parameter used in communication from among the candidates determined by the communication parameter candidate determination unit based on the requirement of the communication, and wireless communication unit configured to perform communication by using the communication parameter determined by the communication parameter determination unit. With this, it is possible to select an appropriate communication parameter according to the surrounding situation of the wireless communication device..
|Surround sound effects provided by cell phones|
Systems and methods that reproduce surround sound effects from an audio source are described. Wireless communication devices form a wireless network in which music, for example, can be played on the speakers of the wireless communication devices to reproduce surround sound effects from a selected audio source.
|Wireless communication device, control program and control method|
A wireless communication device includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to specify a timing for transmitting a signal for requesting information about a second base station that is used for voice data communication when conducting outgoing or incoming voice communication while conducting communication through a first base station that is used for data communication other than voice communication, transmit, in accordance with the specified timing, the signal for requesting the information about the second base station, and adjust by advancing the specified timing when a request for conducting incoming or outgoing voice communication is received.. .
|Methods and apparatus for low power wake up signal and operations for wlan|
Methods and apparatuses for wireless communications are disclosed. In one aspect, an apparatus for wireless communications includes a receiver configured to wirelessly receive a message comprising a time for the apparatus to wake up and instructions to execute an action in response to receiving a paging frame from a wireless communication device.
|Dynamic adaptation of a traffic inactivity timer|
A method for dynamically adapting a traffic inactivity timer is disclosed. The method can include a wireless communication device determining a data traffic level on a wireless network interface and determining whether the data traffic level exceeds a threshold data traffic level.
|Method of minimizing power consumption during operation of a battery operated mobile wireless information device|
A method of minimizing power consumption during operation of a battery operated mobile wireless information device having a plurality of device applications running thereon, the plurality of device applications regularly needing to communicate via the internet using wireless communication channels, the method automatically modifying a wireless transfer related behavior of the mobile wireless communication device, such that the communication channel is primarily loaded with the wireless transfer related task being more time critical during periods of low rssi values whereas the communication channel in periods of high rssi values may be loaded with the wireless transfer related task being less time critical. Also the disclosure relates to a battery operated mobile wireless information device capable of carrying out the method according to the disclosure..
|Wireless communication device|
A wireless communication device includes an antenna configured to receive a first signal and a second signal, a matching circuit connected to the antenna, a first microchip, a second microchip, a switch, and a control microchip electronically connected to the matching circuit, the first microchip and the second microchip. The switch is configured to selectively connect one of the first microchip and the second microchip to the matching circuit to receive one of the first signal and the second signal.
|Angle of arrival and/or range estimation within a wireless communication device|
Angle of arrival and/or range estimation within a wireless communication device. Appropriate processing of communications received by a wireless communication device is performed to determine the angle of arrival of the communication (e.g., with respect to some coordinate basis of the wireless communication device).
|Apparatus and method for interfacing a wireless communication device to a communication device keypad in a vehicle|
In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for interfacing a personal communication device (pcd) to a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a vehicle module and a communication keypad device (cdk).
|Mobile phone as point of sale (pos) device|
A system and method for provisioning one or more value added services to a postpaid/prepaid mobile account and/or a postpaid/prepaid mobile device using a wireless communication device as a point-of-sale device, is disclosed.. .
|Apparatus, system and method of establishing a wireless beamformed link|
Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of establishing a wireless beamformed link. For example, an apparatus may include a wireless communication controller to control a first wireless communication device to communicate millimeter-wave (mmwave) signals with a second wireless communication device over a mmwave frequency band, the mmwave signals including signals transmitted according to a plurality of different transmit (tx) beamforming settings, the wireless communication controller is to control the first wireless communication device to communicate feedback information, which is based on the mmwave signals, over a non-mmwave frequency band, and to control the first wireless communication device to establish with the second wireless communication device a beamformed link over the mmwave frequency band, the beamformed link using a tx beamforming setting, which is determined based on the feedback information..
|Device, system and method of estimating a relative location of a mobile device|
Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of determining a relative-location of a mobile device. For example, a proximity estimator may receive input information of at least first and second sets of one or more wireless communication devices corresponding to first and second mobile devices, respectively, and may determine a relative location of the first mobile device with respect to the second mobile device based on a relationship between the information of the first and second sets..
|Dynamically adjusting number of transmit antennas for mimo systems to use greater transmit power|
Techniques are presented to reduce the number of antennas used for a transmission for a given antenna configuration and data rate. At a wireless communication device having a plurality of antennas and capable of sending a transmission via one or more of the plurality of antennas, a determination is made of a data rate and antenna configuration to be used for a transmission.
|Communication device, and retransmission control method|
Provided is a wireless communication device. A phich reception unit (206) determines whether a received signal in a phich region is an ack signal or a nack signal.
|Offloading traffic via a wireless peer-to-peer connection|
A method for offloading data traffic from a cellular connection to a wlan connection via a wireless p2p connection is disclosed. The method can include the wireless communication device accessing offloading coordination information from an offload coordination service server, including information about at least one neighboring wireless communication device being within sufficient proximity of the wireless communication device to establish a wireless p2p connection and having access to a wlan access point; using the offloading coordination information to select a relay device from the at least one neighboring wireless communication device; establishing a wireless p2p connection with the relay device; and offloading data traffic from the cellular connection to the wireless p2p connection so that the data traffic is relayed from the relay device to a network via a wlan access point accessible to the relay device..
|Wireless communication device|
A wireless communication device has a first wireless communication unit capable of performing wireless communication within a first communication distance, a second wireless communication unit capable of performing wireless communication within a second communication distance greater than the first communication distance, and a controller configured to assign at least a part of the wireless communication performed by the second wireless communication unit to the first wireless communication unit instead of the second wireless communication unit, based on a communication history of the second wireless communication unit stored after the wireless communication using the first wireless communication unit becomes available.. .
|Apparatus and method for a one touch light security feature in a mobile wireless communication device|
A security feature in a handheld electronic wireless communication device, has two switch buttons a and b that are positioned on the bezel of the device that are for increasing/decreasing functions of the device. The device has a led light used for flash light in a camera mode of the device.
|Wireless two-way communication protocol for automated furniture accessory integration|
A system and method for integrating furniture accessories with automated furniture items is provided. In embodiments, a communication protocol enables a remote device to control an automated furniture accessory coupled to a control component of an automated furniture item.
|Distributed description over multiple links|
Technologies are generally described for enhancing quality of service for real time media communications over wireless networks through use of multiple media streams. A wireless communication device may be associated to multiple access points and/or cellular base stations.
|Apparatus and method for mitigating voltage droop in dual-transceiver wireless communication device|
Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a user equipment (ue) and a method of wireless communication using the ue that includes a first transceiver and a second transceiver. The method includes determining that the first transceiver is scheduled to communicate using a first transmission simultaneous to the second transceiver being scheduled to communicate using a second transmission, and altering an operation of at least one of the first and second transceivers to mitigate battery voltage droop due to simultaneous transmissions of the transceivers.
|Handling uplink power limited scenarios|
A method for reducing power consumption by a wireless communication device is disclosed. The method can include the wireless communication device determining that the device is experiencing an uplink power limited condition.
|Reducing power consumption through reduced measurement frequency|
A method for reducing power consumption by a wireless communication device is disclosed. The method can include the wireless communication device performing a first measurement of an alternative cell during a first measurement gap; sending a first measurement report generated based on the first measurement to the serving cell; storing the first measurement report; determining a mobility state of the wireless communication device; comparing the mobility state to a mobility threshold criterion; resending the first measurement report to the serving network as a report for a second measurement gap in an instance in which the mobility state satisfies the mobility criterion; and performing a second measurement of the alternative cell during the second measurement gap and sending a second measurement report generated based on the second measurement to the serving cell in an instance in which the mobility state does not satisfy the mobility threshold criterion..
|Selective delivery of presence messages for wireless communication devices|
A wireless communication system generates operating information indicating if a monitoring wireless communication device is in active mode or in idle mode for a wireless data service. The wireless system receives location information that indicates geographic locations of a monitored wireless communication device for delivery to the monitoring wireless communication device.
|Configuration management outside a coverage area|
According to some embodiments, a wireless communication device within a coverage area of a first network is configured to act according to first configuration information associated with the first network. The wireless communication device detects when it has moved outside the coverage area of the first network and, in response, applies an out-of-coverage configuration management rule.
|Cellular phone paired with wireless communication device via near field communication|
A cellular phone is shared by a plurality of users with a wireless communication device including a sim card storing user identification dedicated to each user. Each user simply makes touch access to the cellular phone with the wireless communication device, and therefore the wireless communication device transmits user identification to the cellular phone via a near field communication.
|Location determination for emergency services in wireless networks|
Technologies are generally described for providing location information associated with users for emergency service purposes. User location through a wireless communication device may be determined upon triggering by a user initiated emergency communication (in various modalities) or by an external trigger signal employing one or more known signal sources and provided to an emergency service provider.
|Method and apparatus to reduce pa/device temperature by switching the antennas on a device|
Methods, systems, and devices are described for thermal management of a wireless communication device. The described techniques may be used, for example, to monitor an operating temperature of the device to determine if the operating temperature has exceeded a threshold value.