Patents Assigned to Research In Motion Limited
  • Publication number: 20140334388
    Abstract: A method for communication in a wireless telecommunications system is provided. The method comprises receiving, by a first UE, a reference signal transmitted by a second UE and transmitting, by the first UE to a network node, a report indicating that the reference signal was received. The reference signal is received in a detection opportunity that occurs as one of a single detection opportunity or a portion of a pattern of detection opportunities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Robert Novak, Biswaroop Mukherjee, Masoud Ebrahimi Tazeh Mahalleh
  • Publication number: 20140335909
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for coverage matching in heterogeneous wireless communication networks are provided. The base station may adjust its receiver sensitivity to match the uplink and downlink coverage. In some implementations, the base station may transmit parameters reflecting its receiver sensitivity capability to a control entity. The control entity determines the required receiver sensitivity for the base station and transmits the receiver sensitivity adjustment information to the base station. The base station may adjust its receiver sensitivity based on the receiver sensitivity adjustment information. In some implementations, the base station may exchange its receiver sensitivity information with other base stations and adjust its receiver sensitivity based on information received from other base stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Przemyslaw Czerepinski
  • Publication number: 20140334456
    Abstract: A method and user equipment operating in or near a network without a central controller, the method receiving a device signal from a second user equipment, the second user equipment being within a contention region of the first user equipment; and utilizing the device signal to determine a transmission opportunity at the first user equipment. Further, disambiguation processes include removing network, new device and bootstrapping ambiguity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: Biswaroop MUKHERJEE, William Anthony GAGE, Robert NOVAK
  • Publication number: 20140335787
    Abstract: In one embodiment, for example, a method of short range wireless peer-to-peer file sharing is provided. The method includes establishing a short range wireless communications link between a local computing device and a peer computing device and transmitting to the peer computing device over the short range wireless communications link a consolidated catalog of accessible files stored locally in the local computing device, remotely in a remote computing device, or both. The method further includes receiving from over the short range wireless communications link a request by the peer computing device to retrieve a selected one of the files. The method includes responding to a determination that the selected one of the files is stored remotely in the remote computing device by facilitating the retrieval by the peer computing device of the selected one of the files from the remote computing device for delivery to the peer computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Mohammed Nawaf Smadi, Aleksandar Papo, Ahmed Abdelsamie
  • Publication number: 20140334389
    Abstract: A wireless access network node receives, from a user equipment (UE), information relating to a random access procedure. The wireless access network node sends, to the UE, an indication to stop the random access procedure, based on the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventor: Research in Motion Limited
  • Publication number: 20140333544
    Abstract: Touchscreen controllers and associated electronic devices are described which prevent eavesdropping of touchscreen activity. In one aspect, the present disclosure describes a touchscreen controller that includes a touch input interface for connecting to a touch-sensitive overlay of a touchscreen display and a touch output interface. The touch output interface provides an output in dependence on touch input received via the touch input interface. The touchscreen controller further includes an orientation sensor control output interface for connecting to one or more orientation sensors and an embedded processor coupled with the touch input interface, the touch output interface and the orientation sensor control output interface. The embedded processor is configured to generate an interrupt output signal for output on the orientation sensor control output interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter MANKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20140334439
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for coordinating cells in a heterogeneous network. A serving cell determines scheduling parameters for scheduling a UE intermittently between a serving cell and at least one coordinating cell. The scheduling parameters define a cycle for the UE in which the UE alternates between listening to the serving cell and each of the coordinating cells. Timing offsets between the serving cell and the coordinating cells is determined by a UE and reported back to the eNB of the serving cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Bontu, Yi Song, Zhijun Cai
  • Publication number: 20140334502
    Abstract: A system for relaying data based on a modified reliable transport protocol is provided. According to an aspect, a relay can receive a data packet sent in accordance with a reliable transport protocol. The relay processes the received packet in accordance with modified reliable protocol and relays the received packet. The modifications can be based on alterations to reliability mechanisms which improve communication characteristics of the protocol for real time communications and other time sensitive communications. The modified protocol is nevertheless compatible with the original reliable protocol so that relay can communicate, using the modified protocol with any network component using the unmodified protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Scott Peter GAMMON, Ajay PURI
  • Publication number: 20140337937
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting unauthorized access to credentials of a credential store on a computing device are disclosed herein. In one broad aspect, the method comprises monitoring a plurality of credentials of the credential store accessed within a period associated with a first setting, and responsive to determining that a number of credentials accessed within the period exceeds a threshold associated with a second setting, outputting, in a user interface, an indication of potential unauthorized access to the credential store. In at least one embodiment, each of the credentials accessed within the period is associated with a different user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Truskovsky, Christopher Lyle Bender, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Publication number: 20140333431
    Abstract: A device for providing notifications while mated with a carrying case is provided. The device comprises: an indicator; a first detector configured to detect when the device is mated with a carrying case, the carrying case having an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein the indicator is hidden in the closed configuration and at least partially exposed in the open configuration; a second detector configured to detect when the carrying case is in the open configuration; and, a processor configured to place the indicator in a given notification mode when the first detector detects that the device is mated with the carrying case and the second detector detects that the carrying case is in the open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed ABDELSAMIE, Alan James DECIANTIS, Omar George Joseph Barake, Steven Anthony LILL, Marc Elis MEUNIER, Kevin Howard ORR, Craig Eric RANTA
  • Publication number: 20140336920
    Abstract: A method for providing location information such as a map in an underground or shielded environment entails storing first near-field communication (NFC) data obtained by reading a first NFC tag at a first location, reading a second NFC tag at a second location, obtaining map data for an area encompassing the first and second locations, and displaying a map showing the first location and the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Douglas James Arthur BURRELL, Robert Michael Philip GONDOSCH
  • Publication number: 20140328182
    Abstract: A first wireless access network node receives feedback information from a second wireless access network node that performs data offload for the first wireless access node. The feedback information relates to one or more of a radio resource usage, a buffer condition, a hardware resource usage or a link quality. In response to the feedback information, the first wireless access network node performs control of the data offload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Rene Waraputra Purnadi, Zhijun Cai, Yi Song, Changhoi Koo
  • Publication number: 20140325382
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising: receiving character data from the remote device in response to a user applying the character data to a displayed target; and supplying the character data to one of a plurality of components executable on a processor of a device based on one or more characters in the character data. A device is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen BROWN, Terrill Mark DENT, Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20140320387
    Abstract: A method for use in a device is described. The method comprising the steps of detecting a gesture at the device; and outputting data, to a remote device, for controlling a display object on a portion of a display generated by the remote device, wherein the display object is controlled in response to the detected gesture performed at the device, and wherein the data pertains to an application executable on the device. A device is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Marcus ERIKSSON, Mathias LEWIN, Emil Alexander WASBERGER, Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS, Svante Magnus Ulfstand HALLERSTRÖM SJÖSTEDT, Carl Fredrik Alexander BERGLUND, Michael Stephen BROWN, Leif Fredrik ADEMAR
  • Publication number: 20140321566
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to providing communication between a first device and a second device by: iterating, by the first device, over a number of transmitter antenna polarization types in the first device, constructing, by the first device, a number of data units based on each of the transmitter antenna polarization types, transmitting, by the first device, each of the data units for each of a number of receiver antenna polarization types in the second device, receiving, by the first device, an indication of a transmitter antenna polarization type in the first device included in the number of transmitter antenna polarization types in the first device, and transmitting, by the first device, data using the indicated transmitter antenna polarization type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Huan Wu, Yan Xin, Shouxing Qu, Arnold Sheynman
  • Publication number: 20140325383
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising the steps of receiving character data from the remote device following a selection of character data for application to a target; and determining, based on one or more characters in the character data, one or more components executable on the processor for supplying the character data thereto. A device is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen BROWN, Terrill Mark DENT, Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20140321040
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one connector, such as for physically coupling the electronic device to a device accessory. The connector includes a coupling element movable between a retracted position and an extended position in response to a magnetic force that exceeds a biasing force applied to the coupling element by a biasing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Ryan James RUTTER, Dustin Jonathan SMITH, Ian James MURCHISON, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN, Anders FAHRENDORFF
  • Publication number: 20140320364
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) antenna structure comprising: a first layer configured to route a signal, at least a second layer configured for antenna use coupled to the first layer, and a SIW antenna flared in the E-plane. Embodiments are directed to a method comprising: fabricating a first layer configured to route a signal, fabricating at least a second layer configured for antenna use, coupling the first layer and the at least a second layer, and flaring a substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) antenna in the E-plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Huanhuan Gu, Houssam Kanj, Christopher DeVries, James Warden
  • Publication number: 20140320373
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a balun structure comprising: a monopole antenna, and a microstrip coupled to the monopole antenna and comprising a ground plane modified to include at least two arms. Embodiments are directed to a balun structure comprising: a monopole antenna, and a microstrip coupled to the monopole antenna using a stepwise tapered microstrip feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Houssam Kanj, Huanhuan Gu, Christopher DeVries, James Warden
  • Publication number: 20140324962
    Abstract: A method of generating a display object is provided, the method comprising operating a first processor comprised within a first device to: execute an application; generate an display object associated with the application; output the active display object on the first device; transmit the display object to a second device for output by the second device; and receive user input to the application via the display object output on the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Mathias LEWIN, Leif Fredrik ADEMAR, Terrill Mark DENT, Michael Stephen BROWN