Patents Assigned to Research In Motion Limited
  • Publication number: 20140273889
    Abstract: A radio receiver method of reducing second order distortion components involves at a first mixer, mixing an input signal with an oscillator signal to generate an I component of a received radio communication signal; at a second mixer, mixing the input signal with a phase shifted oscillator signal to generate a Q component of the received radio communication signal; computing an estimate of second order distortion as a function of the I and Q components of the received radio communication signal; and adjusting an operational parameter of the radio receiver to reduce the estimated value of second order distortion components. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Tajinder MANKU
  • Publication number: 20140262477
    Abstract: A printed circuit board has a cavity formed in at least one side thereof and an electronic component disposed at least partially within that cavity. Electromagnetic interference (EMI)-shielding material is disposed between the electronic component and at least one of the side walls and bottom of this cavity. So configured, the overall height of the combined structure is reduced as compared to a surface-mounted component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Kevin Edward BOOTH, Xiaoping Jordge QIN
  • Publication number: 20140281855
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for adapting how links are rendered in a presentation. In one example, the system and method adapt a text-based link in a presentation to a machine scannable code. An example system can identify a text-based link within a slide or frame to be rendered as part of a presentation, the text-based link pointing to a resource external to the presentation. The system further generates a non-text, machine-readable link corresponding to the text-based link, and inserts the non-text, machine-readable link into the slide at a location associated with the text-based link. Then the system can render the non-text, machine-readable link within the slide. A second method is disclosed for generating a digest of links in a presentation that is accessible via a single scannable code. A third method is disclosed for analyzing links to identify links for conversion to scannable codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Prateek BHATNAGAR
  • Publication number: 20140274116
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards mobile device location estimation, and more particularly, to indoor mobile device location estimation. One computer-implemented method includes using indoor floor map, indoor wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP) location map and constructing a pseudo-AP map associated with an indoor location, wherein the pseudo-AP map includes at least one pseudo-AP, each pseudo-AP a function of at least a radio-frequency (RF) signal strength indication (RSSI) associated with at least one actual AP associated with the indoor location; estimating a mobile device location within the boundaries of the indoor location using at least one actual AP associated with the indoor location, and at least one pseudo-AP from the pseudo-AP map associated with the indoor location; and using the estimated mobile device location for indoor navigation within the indoor location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingwei Xu, Bruce Allen Bernhardt, Arnold Sheynman
  • Publication number: 20140274033
    Abstract: Both Bluetooth-compatible and Bluetooth Low Energy-compatible transceivers are selectively used when supporting wireless communications between two electronic communication devices such as a so-called smartphone and a hands-free accessory. During a first operating state the devices use Bluetooth and during a second operating state the devices use Bluetooth Low Energy. By one approach the first operating state correlates to when a first one of the devices is actively engaged in telephony and the second operating state correlates to when that first device is not actively engaged in telephony.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas SMART, Stephen Michael COE, John Ivan SCHARKOV
  • Publication number: 20140269632
    Abstract: A control plane connection is established between a user equipment (UE) and a first wireless access network node. Signaling in the control plane connection is used for establishing a plurality of connections between the UE and corresponding additional plurality of wireless access network nodes, to communicate user plane data between the UE and the additional wireless access network nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Yufei Wu Blankenship, Shiwei Gao, Hua Xu, Zhijun Cai
  • Publication number: 20140267182
    Abstract: A stylus has a stylus barrel and a stylus nib that can move with respect to the stylus barrel. A first pressure sensor is configured to sense air pressure that corresponds to force being supplied to the stylus nib and a second pressure sensor serves to sense ambient air pressure. A control circuit operably couples to both pressure sensors and determines a gauge pressure value as corresponds to force being applied to the stylus nib. By one approach a temperature sensor can also operably couple to the control circuit and provide temperature information that the control circuit can utilize when determining the aforementioned gauge pressure value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Ashraf FERGUSSON, Cornel MERCEA
  • Publication number: 20140269368
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of radio link monitoring (RLM) in a UE comprising the steps of: selecting a control channel type to perform RLM on, wherein the control channel type includes one or more of: a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH); or an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH); receiving a transmission on a carrier, the transmission comprising one or more reference signals; and determining the quality of the radio link using the selected control channel type and the one or more reference signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Hua Xu, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Zhijun Cai, Shiwei Gao, Yi Song
  • Publication number: 20140280698
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to process a link on a device. In some aspects, a link is received on a device. The link can be a link to content stored external to the device. The link can be selected by a user and associated with a first perimeter on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: QNX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS LIMITED, RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Nils Patrik Lahti, Geordon Thomas Ferguson, George Ross Staikos, Khalid El Mously
  • Publication number: 20140282214
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information on a display of an electronic device and detecting a gesture requesting display of information associated with an application. In response to detecting the gesture and while the gesture continues, displaying the requested information and, when a touch location of the gesture is associated with the first selection option, performing a function associated with the first selection option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Farhoud Shirzadi, Robbie Donald Edgar
  • Publication number: 20140253574
    Abstract: A method and device for acquiring an image such as a splash screen for an application. A screenshot instruction is sent to a target device upon detecting a trigger event; image data is received from the target device in response to the screenshot instruction; and upon receiving the image data, the image data is automatically stored and associated with the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Kalu Onuka Kalu
  • Publication number: 20140258420
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for automatically generating distribution lists are provided. In response to receiving, using a communication interface of a device comprising a processor and the communication interface, a message comprising a given identifier, a distribution list is automatically generate at the processor, the distribution list comprising at least one network address associated with the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrill Mark DENT, Gregory Robertson BENTZ
  • Publication number: 20140254077
    Abstract: An apparatus has a first housing and a second housing. By one approach at least the second housing has at least one exterior edge configured as a pivot surface. The first housing includes at least a first magnet and the second housing includes at least a second magnet that is disposed proximal to the aforementioned pivot surface. So configured, the first and second magnet interact with one another and thereby serve as a magnetic connector such that the first housing pivots with respect to the second housing about the pivot surface. By one approach, the first and second housing do not pivotally connect to one another via a mechanical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20140258968
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device of distributing visual representation of changes to an application. The method includes: determining one or more pages in the application which have changed between a first state of the application at a first time and second state of the application at a second time; rendering the one or more pages which have changed at the first state of the application; rendering the one or more pages which have changed at the second state of the application; and sending a notification including a visual differential of one or more rendered pages of the application which have changed between the first state of the application and the second state of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Kalu Onuka Kalu, Ryan Gregory Wood, Spencer William Bloom
  • Publication number: 20140258969
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and devices for real-time collaboration on an application under development among two or more collaborating devices. A server maintains the application code for the application. Changes to the application, which may be additions, deletions or modifications, made by the collaborating devices are sent to the server. The server distributes the changes to other collaborating devices in real-time or near real-time, which update the current state of the application to reflect the changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Kalu Onuka Kalu
  • Publication number: 20140254476
    Abstract: A first wireless access network node sets a data rate for communication of data between a second wireless access network node and a user equipment (UE) that is concurrently connected to the first wireless access network node and the second wireless access network node. The first wireless access network node sends information relating to the data rate to the second wireless access network node for use by the second wireless access network node in controlling data communication between the second wireless access network node and the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Yufei Wu Blankenship, Shiwei Gao, Zhijun Cai, Yi Song
  • Publication number: 20140254820
    Abstract: Methods and devices to generate a multiple-channel audio recording are disclosed. An example method includes initiating a registration of a first device in response to determining that the first device is in a physical location of an event, sending first registration information to register the first device for the event, recording first audio via the first device, and sending the first audio for combination with second audio recorded via a second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias GĂ„RDENFORS, Mathias Lewin
  • Publication number: 20140258894
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and devices for interacting with a visual timeline of an application. The method comprises displaying on a display a visual timeline having one or more visual elements each representing an action performed in respect of the application, each action corresponding to a save point or an incremental change to the application, wherein the visual elements are arranged in a chronological order in which the actions occurred. An application state for display within an editor user interface can be selected using the visual timeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Kalu Onuka Kalu, Gerhard Dietrich Klassen
  • Publication number: 20140253320
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for outputting alarm notifications. The method comprises: prior to activating an alarm on the electronic device, determining, from data stored on the electronic device, whether at least one of a predetermined type of event exists; and outputting a first modified alarm notification to indicate a relatively more urgent alarm if at least one of the predetermined type of event exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Michael John Bender
  • Publication number: 20140258970
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a Web-based integrated development environment and graphical user interface for real-time collaborative application development which uses a connected device. Changes made to an application within the application development tool are applied to a connected mobile device in real-time or near real-time application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Kalu Onuka Kalu