Power Booster Patents (Class 455/571)
  • Patent number: 7522878
    Abstract: An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventor: David W. Baarman
  • Patent number: 7512422
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) generator comprises a first half bridge including first and second power transistors; a second half bridge including first and second power transistors; an RF output node coupling output nodes of the first and second half bridges, the output node outputting RF signals to a load; positive and negative rails coupled to a power source; and a first commutation inductor provided to store energy to commutate at least one of the half bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: IXYS Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Coleman
  • Patent number: 7493131
    Abstract: The velocity of a wireless communications device (WCD) (106) is estimated. In response to this estimate a power control command rate is determined. The WCD 106 transmits power control signals to a base station (102) according to the power control command rate. The power control command rate may be determined by mapping the estimated velocity to a velocity range, and selecting a rate that corresponds to the velocity range as the power control command rate. Velocity is estimated by measuring a level crossing rate of a multipath signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gilbert Christopher Sih, Shimman Patel, Thunyachate Ekvetchavit
  • Publication number: 20090036171
    Abstract: An efficient way to store backoff and crestcomp parameters while providing quick access to the backoff and crestcomp parameters associated with specific transmission configurations is described herein. A long-term memory stores amplifier parameters for a plurality of different transmission configurations. A selection element selects from the long-term memory a graph of the amplifier parameters corresponding to a selected subset of the transmission configurations. The selected graph relates each of a plurality of enhanced data channel gain ratios to a corresponding amplifier parameter. The selection element transfers the selected graph from the long-term memory to a fast memory proximate a DSP. Further, the selection element reselects and transfers new graphs into the fast memory as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Torgny Palenius
  • Patent number: 7480487
    Abstract: Effective power regulation may be achieved for a field instrument that derives power from a communication signal. In particular aspects, a system and process for power regulation include the ability to receive a communication signal and adjust the voltage supplied to a power converter based on the current of the communication signal. The system and method also include the ability to convert power of the communication signal with the power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold R. Smart, Peter S. Levesque
  • Publication number: 20080242367
    Abstract: A spread spectrum base station comprises an automatic gain control (AGC) circuit having an input configured to receive a received spread spectrum signal and gain control the received spread spectrum signal to produce a gain controlled signal. A correlation circuit has an input configured to receive the gain controlled signal and correlate the gain controlled signal with a code to produce a despread signal. A power measurement and comparator circuit is configured to receive the despread signal and a control level of the AGC circuit. The circuit processes at least the despread signal and the control level to produce a processed signal and compares the processed signal with a threshold to produce a comparison signal. The comparison signal is used to produce a power command. A multiplexer multiplexes the power command with a signal for transmission over an antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald L. Schilling, Joseph Garodnick, Gary Lomp, Timothy F. Moore
  • Patent number: 7373164
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for wireless communication transmission power control are provided. Determination of gain factors and adjustments for physical channel reconfiguration in the context of transmission power control are addressed. Preferably, implementation is in conjunction with communication systems in which wireless communications are conducted between wireless transmit receive units (WTRUs) using multiple channels that are concurrently transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Interdigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ana Lucia Iacono, John Mathisen McNally, Charles Dennean, Janet Stern-Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 7369882
    Abstract: A sliding/swing-type portable apparatus having a self-retaining function includes a main body; a battery cover coupled to the bottom surface of the main body in a predetermined position so that it can rotate about a first hinge axis toward or away from the main body and provided with a folding force, at less than a first angle relative to the bottom surface of the main body, in such a direction that it is folded on the main body, an unfolding force at the first angle or more, and a retaining force at a second angle for retaining the main body in an upright position, at a slant; and a battery pack attached to and detached from the battery cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chang-Hwan Hwang, Young S. Kim
  • Patent number: 7359713
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to provide power management for a mobile communication device having a location determination function. The frequency of the location determination function may be adjusted based on whether the mobile communication device is moving and may be further adjusted based on battery voltage or expected battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Anil Tiwari
  • Patent number: 7340270
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for RF output power control of a wireless communication device by switching the wireless communication device between different modes according to a state parameter corresponding to a received beacon. These modes include a normal power mode for outputting a normal RF output power and a reduced-power mode for outputting a reduced RF output power. The reduced RF output power is less than the normal RF output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Acradyan Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Fang Lee, I-Ru Liu
  • Patent number: 7336978
    Abstract: A mobile device having an overcurrent cutoff function. In a mobile device having at least one function module, the mobile device includes a main power supply which supplies power to the mobile device, a power detection unit which detects whether power from the main power supply to the mobile device is cut off, and generates a power cutoff signal when the power is cut off, a backup power supply unit which supplies a backup power to the mobile device when the power from the main power supply to the mobile device is cut off, and a control unit which converts potential levels of the data lines and control signal lines between the control unit and the function module to a predetermined potential level in response to the power cutoff signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji-sang Kim
  • Patent number: 7333821
    Abstract: In one illustrative example, a mobile communication device has a wireless transceiver; an antenna coupled to the wireless transceiver; one or more processors coupled to the wireless transceiver; and a power source interface which is adapted to connect with a power source for supplying electrical power to the mobile device. The one or more processors are operative to monitor a quick paging channel of a wireless communication network with use of the wireless transceiver; identify whether a predetermined power source is connected to the power source interface; cause an indication to terminate use of the quick paging channel to be transmitted with the wireless transceiver to the wireless network based on identifying that the predetermined power source is connected to the power source interface; and refrain from monitoring the quick paging channel with the wireless transceiver after sending the indication to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: William Daniel Willey
  • Patent number: 7321632
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, apparatus and system for detecting a transmitted signal according to a detection algorithm selected from two or more detection algorithms based on a predetermined selection criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yona Perets, Daniel Yellin
  • Patent number: 7305041
    Abstract: A technique for peak suppression, phase and amplitude equalizer of multi-carrier signals with different modulation is described. The input to the multi-carrier power amplifier is modified by a peak suppression, phase and amplitude equalizer circuit prior to being applied to the amplifier. The peak suppression is applied to a multi-carrier signal with different modulations and bandwidth. After peak suppression each individual carrier is phase and amplitude equalized to maintain the properties of the multi-carrier signal. The phase equalizer maintain the timing property of the carriers and the amplitude equalizer maintain the modulation accuracy of the individual carriers. The input to the peak-to-average reduction circuit could be a baseband, an intermediate frequency (IF) or radio frequency (RF) signal. The peak-to-average reduction is performed in digital domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Kiomars Anvari
    Inventor: Kiomars Anvari
  • Patent number: 7251485
    Abstract: A portable wireless LAN terminal device attachable to an external connecting terminal installed in a portable external connection device, such as a portable data terminal device, includes a device body (2); means for transmitting and receiving (6-9) a signal through a wireless LAN circuit, the means for transmitting and receiving being installed the device body (2); means for supplying power (11) to each portion from means for accumulating power installed in the device body (2) or means for accumulating power attachable to the device body (2); a connecting terminal (13) installed in the device body (2) and attachable to the external connecting terminal; and first sound producing means (12, 15), which is installed in the device body, for producing sound based on the signal received by the means for transmitting and receiving (6-9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Ikeda, Yoshihito Shimazaki, Atsushi Shimbo
  • Patent number: 7221967
    Abstract: Apparatus for boosting the signal between a cell phone (14) and a cell site (16), which includes an amplifier (64) that continually operates at a fixed gain. A power detector (72) controls an attenuator (62) that can be switched to pass the amplified signal through an attenuator (74) of moderate resistance, or through an attenuator (60) of zero resistance so the power output is boosted within the limits allowed under cell phone system standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Wilson Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Van Buren, Patrick L. Cook
  • Patent number: 7206600
    Abstract: Briefly, a method and apparatus for decoding and authenticating an antenna is disclosed. The method may include detecting attachment of an antenna to a transmitter by authenticating a cipher received from the antenna. The method further includes suspending transmission if the antenna is not attached to the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John K. Reece, Doug D. Scott, Timothy L. Reese, Brian L. Fox
  • Patent number: 7197325
    Abstract: A transmission power control apparatus of a mobile terminal includes an intermediate frequency automatic gain controller for receiving a transmission intermediate frequency signal and performing an intermediate frequency automatic gain adjustment. A power amplifier for amplifying the transmission intermediate frequency signal. A mobile station modem (MSM) for outputting a transmission gain control signal to the intermediate frequency automatic gain controller, and a reference voltage control unit for receiving the transmission gain control signal and outputting a reference voltage to the power amplifier are also provided. Since the change of the reference voltage is always under control in the power mode switching, the burst noise occurrence due to the sudden reference voltage change in the transmission power can be restrained, and increased battery use time can be achieved by using a low reference voltage in the low power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gi-Mun Kim
  • Patent number: 7099699
    Abstract: A method for preventing an illegal use of a mobile communication terminal includes the steps of: transmitting a short message service (SMS) message to a lost terminal when a user requests a phone-locking service; and analyzing the received SMS message to set a phone-locking state for the lost terminal. When a terminal is lost, an SMS message containing a ciphered string is transmitted to the lost terminal to set a phone-locking or forcefully turn off an LCD power, so that the lost terminal can be prevented from illegally using by a third party or a stranger and user's personal information can be effectively prevented from leaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Ho Joong Jeong
  • Patent number: 7050829
    Abstract: A portable telephone that includes a control unit, a memory unit, a wireless communication function unit, an imaging unit, a display unit, an operation unit, a voice input unit, a voice output unit, a battery and a power supply unit. The control unit controls the battery capacity level of the portable telephone, and information regarding the battery capacity is attached to a transmission image and the composite information is transmitted to the call destination. An alarm image stored in the memory is automatically transmitted when a battery capacity decrease alarm occurs. Therefore, the call destination is always capable of knowing the battery capacity of the sending portable telephone and the present invention can prevent the unintentional line disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Teruyuki Motohashi
  • Patent number: 7047005
    Abstract: In accordance with the preferred embodiments of the present invention, a method (400) and a mobile station (160) for enabling a preferred slot cycle are described herein. The mobile station (160) monitors for transmission from a base station (140) via a communication resource (210) based on an operating slot cycle index (SCI) corresponding to an operating slot cycle. The mobile station (160) generally includes a receiving unit (320), a transmitting unit (330) and a controller (340). The receiving unit (320) receives control information associated with slot cycles operable by the base station (140). The controller (340) is operable to adjust the operating SCI to a preferred SCI in response to a trigger event. The preferred SCI corresponds to a preferred slot cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Kinnavy
  • Patent number: 7024231
    Abstract: A booster system in a cellular phone base station comprises a plurality of power amplifiers, each of which configured to receive a signal provided by a corresponding transceiver unit that is coupled to said booster system. A hybrid combiner is coupled to the power amplifiers, and is configured to combine the signals generated by each of the power amplifiers. A VSWR sensor is configured to sense a voltage standing wave ratio at an output port of the booster system. Furthermore, a radio frequency relay is provided, which is configured to receive signals provided by the transceiver units. The radio frequency relay is triggered in response to an indication signal based on either a failure in the booster system or a failure in the signal path following the booster system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Allen Cohen
  • Patent number: 7020500
    Abstract: A mobile communication system powered by multiple batteries comprises a mobile telephone that can functionally connect via a power cable to a special supplemental battery or at least one existing battery functionally contained in a minimal housing. The special battery and the minimal housing have a compact body unconstrained by the mobile telephone compact body. They are optimized for comfortably to maximally fit, in a comfortable manner, in a pocket of the mobile telephone user to permit carrying the maximum power while still being portable in a hands-free manner using clothing including clothing accessories of the user. An adapter allows connection of either the supplemental battery or the minimal housing containing the at least one existing battery to mobile telephones of different makes and models. A charging adapter allows charging a rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Gabriel Saghbini
  • Patent number: 7013161
    Abstract: Large signal peaks (for example, peaks 105 and 110) can dramatically increase the cost of a communications device by requiring high grade power amplifiers. Peak reduction can reduce the large peaks at a cost of increasing spurious emissions. A circuit (for example, circuit 500) combining a scaling window peak reducing unit (for example, unit 507) and a filter (for example, filter 509) can effectively reduce the signal peaks without significantly increasing spurious emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventor: Bradley John Morris
  • Patent number: 6999800
    Abstract: A method for power management of a smart phone. The method comprises steps of resetting the smart phone, searching for network service, operating the mobile phone system in standby mode and a PDA system in normal mode when connected to a network, switching the mobile phone system to connection mode when establishing communication with a remote terminal, switching the mobile phone system to sleep mode when the mobile phone system has been idle for a first time period, switching the PDA system to sleep mode when the PDA system has been idle for a second time period, and implementing power detection to switch the mobile phone and PDA system to off mode when the detected power is lower than a first and second threshold respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: High Tech Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Yu-Chun Peng, Ching-Hsiang Chang, Tzu-Hsun Tung, Hsi-Cheng Yeh
  • Patent number: 6985757
    Abstract: Methods of and apparatuses for characterizing the power supplying capabilities of host power supplies providing power to wireless modems. According to an exemplary method, an equivalent series resistance of the power supply is determined and compared to a plurality of maximum equivalent series resistance values associated with a corresponding plurality of transmission power classes. Each power class is designated as a permissible power class at which the wireless modem may be configured to transmit, for each maximum equivalent series resistance value that is greater than the equivalent series resistance of the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Liu, Behrouz Pourseyed, Trong Hoang
  • Patent number: 6985751
    Abstract: A power control system and method for a wireless telephone employs an open loop technique for relatively low power levels and a closed loop technique at higher power levels. In the open loop technique, a wireless telephone (104, 106, 108) stores a phasing table of automatic power control (APC) values for the power levels (which are used to control upconverter gain levels measured at different channels. In operation, a power controller (322) reads the power level and reads the APC value in the table. Another table stores the APC value for one power level as the channel and temperature are varied. This value is interpolated, as needed, during operation. The APC value for the open loop approach is determined by reading the input channel; finding the closest higher and closest lower channels in the temperature-channel table; interpolating between APC values for the temperature column of the closest lower temperature, to get the actual value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Bartl, John Malaugh
  • Patent number: 6973334
    Abstract: A cellular telephone includes a receiver connected to an antenna through a duplexer. The receiver converts a first communication signal into a voice signal code, and outputs a signal indicating an intensity of the first communication signal. The cellular telephone also includes a transmitter connected to an encoder/decoder apparatus and to the antenna through the duplexer. The receiver converts the input voice code signal from the encoder/decoder apparatus into a second communication signal. A controller controls the amplitude of the transmitter corresponding to the intensity of the first communication signal. The transmitter includes a variable amplitude amplifier and a power amplifier, and the controller includes a central processing unit and a memory. The controller controls a gain of the variable amplitude amplifier and a bias condition of the power amplifier according to a function stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Katagishi, Shirou Machida
  • Patent number: 6970725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radio device and method for transmitting radio signals including an electrical interface having at least one data terminal for connecting the radio device to an external data source, and comprising a transmitting device which is in communication with the at least one data terminal and which generates the radio signals with data signals of the external data source, transmitted via the at least one data terminal. The radio device exhibits an energy extraction device, the input of which is connected to the at least one data terminal and the output of which is connected to a power supply input of the transmitting device and which takes energy from the data signals of the external data source and feeds this energy at the power supply input into the transmitting device in order to operate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Luetzenkirchen, Frank-Michael Luft
  • Patent number: 6968218
    Abstract: Apparatus for electrically coupling a first digital device (408) and a second digital device (406) includes an interface circuit at the first digital device coupled at an interface node (230) to the second digital device. The interface circuit is configured to provide a first device supply voltage (Vcc2) to the interface node until a second device supply voltage (Vcc) at the interface node exceeds the first voltage. A data circuit (220) at the first digital device is coupled to the interface node. The data circuit is responsive to voltage on the interface node for providing digital logic signals at appropriate voltage levels to the second digital device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Petty
  • Patent number: 6959209
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device having wireless communication functions via a pair of antennas. The device can function under two operating states, both with an omni-directional radiation pattern in the horizontal plane. This is accomplished by an antenna pair mounted separately thereon, the first antenna thereof being omni-directional in the horizontal plane when the device is operative under the first operating state, and the second antenna thereof being omni-directional in the horizontal plane when the device is operative under the second operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Acer Neweb Corp.
    Inventor: Chien-Hsing Fang
  • Patent number: 6928310
    Abstract: An apparatus for supplying power to a mobile phone by utilizing an external power source when a battery of the mobile phone has been exhausted. In a mobile phone having an earphone-microphone connector which can be connected with an earphone-microphone set, the earphone-microphone connector has additional contacts through which external power can be supplied to the mobile phone from an external power source, especially from another mobile phone. Therefore, even when the battery of the mobile phone has been exhausted, a user can make communication through the mobile phone by utilizing external electric power in a simple and easy manner, without largely changing the existing construction of the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 6925310
    Abstract: A conventional link budget technique has not been fully applicable to a link design of a downlink in CDMA systems, which is now available by using both a power level of a radio channel in question and a total power level, which can be further refined by considering an orthogonality factor and an interference coefficient due to other base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6920341
    Abstract: A secondary-battery control circuit is provided. The secondary-battery control circuit includes a first path supplying a first load current from one or more secondary batteries connected in series or parallel to a system, and including a first cutoff switch; and a second path supplying a second load current from the one or more secondary batteries to the system, wherein the first cutoff switch is turned off if a voltage of the one or more secondary batteries is lower than a predetermined voltage, or if the first load current is greater than a predetermined current, thereby cutting off the first load current to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Fukunishi
  • Patent number: 6920312
    Abstract: An RF generating system operates with high efficiency to supply RF output power to a plasma load. The RF generating system is capable of modulating the RF output power at frequencies up to the frequency of the RF output power while maintaining high efficiency operation. Broadband frequency modulation of the RF output power suppresses instabilities thereby minimizing unstable behavior of the plasma load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Neil Benjamin
  • Patent number: 6917823
    Abstract: A cellular telephone receives a first communication signal from a cell-site Station and transmits a second communication signal to the cell-site station. The cellular telephone includes an antenna, a duplexer, receiver, an encoder/decoder apparatus, an acoustic transducer, a transmitter and a controller. The receiver is connected to the antenna through the duplexer. The receiver converts the first communication signal into a voice signal code, and outputs a signal indicating an intensity of the first communication signal. The transmitter is connected to the encoder/decoder apparatus and to the antenna through the duplexer. The receiver converts the input voice code Signal from the encoder/decoder apparatus into the second communication signal. The controller is connected to the receiver and the transmitter. The controller controls amplitude of the transmitter corresponding to said intensity of the first communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Katagishi, Shirou Machida
  • Patent number: 6892080
    Abstract: A booster amplifier that can be coupled to virtually any cellular telephone handset is provided for use with virtually any cellular communications network. The power output of the booster amplifier is dynamically controlled based upon signals received from the handset to improve the quality and range of communications between the handset and the base stations of the cellular network without interfering with normal communications between the cellular network and other handsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Arrista Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Elwood Dalen Grant Friesen, Wybrandus Theodore Schellekens
  • Patent number: 6826418
    Abstract: The invention provides a radio circuit realizing a desired receiving characteristic even when a strong-level interfering wave is received and operating with small power when no interfering wave is received. The radio circuit comprises a receiving circuit for selecting a signal having a desired frequency from received signals and demodulating the signal, an input-power detector for detecting power P1 of the receiving circuit, a received-power detector for detecting power P2 of a signal selected by the receiving circuit, and a reception control circuit for controlling the receiving circuit. The reception control circuit controls the receiving circuit at a low distortion by increasing the power consumption of a circuit included in the receiving circuit and thereby expanding the linear operation range when the power P1 detected by the input-power detector is larger than a predetermined value t1 and the power P2 detected by the input-power detector is smaller than a predetermined value t3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Adachi, Masanori Iida, Hiroyuki Asakura
  • Patent number: 6791528
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile display system with an improved backlight system. In one embodiment of the invention, the mobile display system comprises a mobile unit including a flat panel display, and a first backlight circuit for providing light to the display. The first backlight circuit includes a plurality of lights sources disposed near edges of the mobile unit and a single power supply for powering a pre-selected one of the light sources. The system also comprises a base station capable of being powered by an external power source. The base station includes a second backlight circuit that comprises at least one power supply for powering the plurality of light sources in the mobile unit when the mobile unit is attached to the base station. This invention keeps the weight and power consumption of the mobile unit low, but allows long battery life at the compromise of display surface light intensity while mobile and provides high brightness characteristics when docked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Glenn Jay Adler
  • Publication number: 20040127264
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery charger for cell phones which operates off the cigarette lighter receptacle of a vehicle. The battery charger includes a visual indication that is activated by electromagnetic induction from the ringing current that is generated when the cell phone receives an incoming call. An incoming call sensing circuit operates to receive the electromagnetic signal that includes the incoming call signal to the user's cell phone. The electromagnetic signal is filtered and rectified by a conditioning and activation circuit such that only an incoming call signal remains thereafter the incoming call signal is transmitted to a visual indicator circuit having at least one light source for causing the at least one light source to illuminate such that the user is alerted to the incoming call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Eisenbraun
  • Publication number: 20040121796
    Abstract: A mobile device including an auto-connecting module, a manual-connecting module and an earphone with a detecting device is provided. The detecting device generates a status signal in accordance with the status of the earphone. A processor in the mobile device has a determining module, which selectively executes the auto-connecting function or the manual-connecting function according to the status signal. The detecting device includes a switch and a control unit for controlling the switch. When the earphone is in operation, the control unit turns off the switch to make the auto-connecting module active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventor: Bao-Chi Peng
  • Patent number: 6731950
    Abstract: An interface box links a user's cellular telephone with all the standard telephone extensions at the user's home or office. In this way, the portable cellular telephone is the interface between the user's telephone extensions and the telephone company. The interface box connects to the cellular telephone's access connector, for example, whenever the cellular telephone is laid in a cradle of the interface box. Through this connector is sent all power, signal and input/output connections. In addition to the interface circuitry, the interface box preferably recharges the cellular telephone's battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: 3Com Corporation
    Inventor: Rick D. Giles
  • Patent number: 6711409
    Abstract: A communication system has stations arranged in clusters of member stations, each of which communicates with the other member stations. One member station is a head station of the cluster that communicates with head stations of other clusters. The stations are configured by determining the communication state between a station and one or more cluster head stations. The station is assigned to at least one cluster when a prescribed communication state has been determined between the station and the cluster head station. The station is set to be in independent communication with the one or more cluster head stations which have the prescribed communication state with the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: John R. Zavgren, Jr., Joseph J. Weinstein, Subramanian Ramanathan, Isidro Marcos Castineyra, Brig Barnum Elliott, William S. Passman
  • Patent number: 6711388
    Abstract: A transmitter circuit and method for transmitting a data signal at a desired transmitter power level. The transmitter circuit includes an attenuator for attenuating the data signal by an attenuation factor. An external amplifier receives the attenuated signal and amplifies the signal to an amplified signal voltage. A storage unit containing a set of calibrated power levels associated to a set of amplifier voltages provides a calibrated power level based on the amplified signal voltage. A controller is configured to modify the attenuation factor of the attenuator in response to the difference between the calibrated power level and the desired transmitter power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Jukka-Pekka Neitiniemi
  • Patent number: 6697648
    Abstract: A radio apparatus (1), in particular for mobile radio, of a first predetermined power stage is proposed, whose broadcasting power can be increased by connecting a HF amplifier circuit. The radio apparatus (1) has an antenna output (5), to which an input (10) of a HF amplifier circuit (15) can be connected, for operating the radio apparatus (1) at a higher, second power stage. As a function of the HF amplifier circuit (15) connected to the radio apparatus (1), a transmitter unit (20) of the radio apparatus (1) outputs signals for transmission to a radio network, which signals contain the information about operation at the applicable power stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Kaesser
  • Patent number: 6697617
    Abstract: A system and method for notifying a remote device of a low battery capacity condition in a wireless communications system is disclosed. A detector monitors the capacity of the battery in a wireless device receiving operational power from the battery for a low capacity condition. A control system coupled to the detector sends a low battery capacity status signal to the remote device upon detection a low battery capacity condition. While the battery is in a low capacity condition, communications between the wireless device and the remote device may be maintained until the low battery capacity condition is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Gateway, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Liebenow
  • Publication number: 20040029581
    Abstract: The invention discloses a separated mobile phone comprises a host-phone and a handset. The host-phone includes a wireless modem module, a main controller, a control signal interface, a digital audio interface, a low-power wireless transceiver module and a PDA device. The handset comprises a main controller, a display, a microphone, a speaker, a keyboard and a low-power wireless transceiver module. The low-power wireless transceiver module in host-phone can be set inside or outside. Communication modules between the host-phone and handset use Bluetooth protocol or Home Radio Frequency protocol. The host-phone and handset can access to public switched telephone network through a home cordless telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yifeng Lu
  • Patent number: 6690915
    Abstract: A booster is provided which controls its gain to reduce the adverse effect of the booster noise on a base station. It receives a perch signal transmitted from a base station; measures received power of the perch signal at the booster; receives information about the transmission power of the perch signal from the base station; and measures the noise power of the amplified uplink signal at the booster. It controls the gain of the uplink signal and/or the gain of the downlink signal in response to the transmission power of the perch signal of the base station, the received power of the perch signal at the booster, and the noise power of the amplified uplink signal at the booster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ito, Kazuhito Ito
  • Publication number: 20030236106
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for increasing availability and proximity of base stations for cellular communications are provided. The aspects include providing a mobile base station as a feature of a motor vehicle. Adaptive capabilities within the mobile base station are utilized for compatibility with a mobile phone. Cellular communications are performed with the mobile phone via the mobile base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Master, John Watson
  • Patent number: 6654592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement implementing the method for adjusting output power of a transmitter power supply, in which method the output power of the power supply is measured and the output power of the power supply is adjusted on the basis of the measured output power. In the method, the output power of the transmitter power supply is adjusted on the basis of the transmission power of the transmitter such that a power supply control unit receives from the transmitter a synchronization chopping that synchronizes the operation between the transmitter and the power supply control unit, and the power supply control unit receives from the transmitter the information on the transmission power of the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Esa Friman