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RadioShack Corporation Patents
Assignee:
RadioShack Corporation
Address:
Fort Worth, TX
No. of patents:
51
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D633380 Device packaging assembly March 1, 2011
D582416 Portable docking station December 9, 2008
D546839 Apparatus for receiving a portable media player to perform an accessory function July 17, 2007
D530670 Connector assembly October 24, 2006
D528507 Connector assembly September 19, 2006
D516810 Packaging for radio-controlled toy March 14, 2006
D503439 Radio frequency toy controller March 29, 2005
D492370 Radio frequency toy controller June 29, 2004
D485587 Radio frequency toy controller January 20, 2004
D468651 Golf wind gauge display January 14, 2003
D468650 Wind gauge January 14, 2003
8212376 Apparatus and method for providing operative power to powerline-network device July 3, 2012
An apparatus, and an associated method, for powering a powerline network apparatus, such as a HOMEPLUG.TM. transceiver. A data signal sensor is positioned to sense a data signal that is to be operated upon by the powerline network apparatus. When a data signal is sensed, an indication
8174457 Broadband television antenna May 8, 2012
A broadband antenna apparatus that is generally disposed along a plane. The antenna apparatus includes a ground plate with an edge and an inverted "L" antenna that has a base leg and an elongated leg, which define an interior corner. The interior corner is filled with a triangulated
8089262 Compact and lightweight power converter for high power comsumption loads January 3, 2012
An apparatus for shaping a varying input voltage signal received at an input locus to effect a desired varying output voltage signal at an output locus includes: (a) at least one energy transferring unit coupled with the input locus and with the output locus; and (b) at least one ene
8087055 Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating distribution of recorded content December 27, 2011
Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating formation of content streams formed of content for distribution to content consumers. A request detector detects indications of demand for content. Selection of what content to be included in a content stream is based, in part, up
7901116 Data interface to the AC power line via standard light bulb socket March 8, 2011
There is disclosed a data receiving device for coupling to an AC power line through a standard light bulb socket. A standard medium lamp base is supported by a frame and connected to a branch circuit of the AC power line. An electrical device having signal terminals and supported by the
7813449 Remotely controlled antenna and method October 12, 2010
An antenna system for receiving radio waves and for operation in conjunction with a remote controller that transmits control data including gain state data. The antenna system includes an antenna that receives the radio waves and outputs a radio frequency signal and a radio frequency
7801497 Frequency scanning radio modulator and method September 21, 2010
A radio modulator and method with a radio band scan function. The apparatus consists of a frequency selectable RF signal transmitter, a switch that couples the RF signal to an antenna, and a demodulator coupled to mix a received antenna signal with the RF signal to produce an indicia
7787903 Portable radio vehicular installation apparatus with back-up battery power and method August 31, 2010
A portable radio vehicular interface apparatus and method. The apparatus includes a plural interface connector conformed to the shape and electrical interfaces of the portable radio. The apparatus includes a battery housing that is coupled to provide power to the portable radio throu
7783982 Programmable actuator and method in a network terminal device August 24, 2010
An apparatus and method for obtaining preferred information from a network by execution of a sequence of actions in response to a single actuation in a network terminal device. A sequence of actions is programmed in network terminal device. The sequence of actions are executed in respons
7706851 Compander, and associated methodology, for a radio communication station operable pursuant to a April 27, 2010
Apparatus, and an associated method, for companding communication data. Companding is provided for a two-way radio communication station operable pursuant to a coded squelch scheme, such as an MURS or FRS radio. A baseband processor invokes compression operations upon originating com
7660602 Full-duplex radio speaker system and associated method February 9, 2010
A speaker assembly, and an associated method, is operable in conjunction with operation of a content capable mobile station, such as a mobile station that stores and plays out MP3-formatted files. A Bluetooth.TM., or other, transceiver of the speaker assembly communicates with a corr
7653091 Apparatus for synchronization of digital multimedia data communicated over wired media January 26, 2010
An apparatus for synchronizing the initiation of the playback of packetized multimedia data received asynchronously in each receiver in a system, and for synchronizing the real time playback in a plurality of receivers in the system, from the transmitter over a wired communications m
7567777 Apparatus and method for effecting communication between a wireless network and a satellite radi July 28, 2009
An apparatus for effecting communication between a wireless network and a coupled satellite radio receiver includes: (a) a wireless receiver for receiving at least one local signal associated with the wireless network; (b) a coupler for coupling the satellite radio receiver with the
7539219 Method and apparatus for synchronization of digital multimedia packets May 26, 2009
A method and apparatus is provided for synchronizing both the initiation of playback of digital multimedia data in one or more receivers and the rate of playback of the digital multimedia data in the one or more receivers, all receiving the digital multimedia data from a single trans
7455435 High speed data interface to the AC power line through a standard light bulb socket November 25, 2008
A data receiving or transmitting device, having data receiving or transmitting capability, is coupled respectively from or to an AC power line through a standard light bulb socket. In one aspect, a data interface includes a data receiving device that may be configured for extracting
7417535 Apparatus and method for converting a low voltage AC wiring circuit to a high speed data communi August 26, 2008
An apparatus for converting a low voltage alternating current (AC) wiring circuit to a high speed data communications link, comprising a primary coupling circuit and a secondary coupling circuit. The apparatus provides low voltage AC power to a data device and couples data signals betwee
7371123 Electrical connector May 13, 2008
An electrical connector for use, for example, at the end of an audio visual (A/V) system cable. The connector includes a body from which extends a sleeve for engaging a corresponding feature of another electrical connector. The sleeve of the electrical connector of the present invent
7343015 Method and apparatus for high fidelity wireless stereophonic transmission utilizing dual frequen March 11, 2008
A method and system is disclosed for transmitting two related channels of signals through the air. A first channel of signals is modulated with a first carrier frequency, and a second channel of signals is modulated with a second carrier frequency. The modulated first channel of signals
7316599 Adjustable steering mechanism for radio frequency toy controller January 8, 2008
A controller for a radio-controlled toy, comprising a housing, a first interface disposed on a first side of the housing, a second interface disposed on a second side of the housing, and a steering wheel having a steering shaft, the steering shaft being adapted to be inserted into ei
7309273 Adjustable steering mechanism for radio frequency toy controller December 18, 2007
A controller for a radio-controlled toy, comprising a housing, a first interface disposed on a first side of the housing, a second interface disposed on a second side of the housing, and a steering wheel having a steering shaft, the steering shaft being adapted to be inserted into ei
7298120 Apparatus, and associated method, for converting electrical power into form for powering a load November 20, 2007
A power converter, and an associated method, for converting input power into output power. The power converter is capable of converting direct current input power as well as alternating current input power into direct current output power available for use to power an electrical load
7288917 Transmitter for radio-controlled toy October 30, 2007
A mobile toy is described. The mobile toy includes a wheel assembly having a hubcap for removably engaging a wheel of the wheel assembly. The mobile toy may also include a transmitter having a charging pad for charging of a radio-controlled embodiment of the toy. The transmitter comprise
7266390 Network interface cassette adapter and method September 4, 2007
A network interface cassette for coupling signals between a wireless network and a tape head in a cassette tape player. The network interface cassette includes an enclosure that is conformed to the cassette tape form factor. It contains a transceiver that converts base band signals f
7190769 Apparatus for controlling operation of a recording device with a telephone instrument March 13, 2007
An apparatus for controlling operation of a recording device with a telephone configured for orientation in a first state and a second state includes: (a) an information conveying section for conveying information from the telephone to a recording locus in the recording device; (b) an
7171308 Weather station January 30, 2007
A weather station for providing weather information to a user, especially weather information related to lightning and severe thunderstorm activity. In accordance with the present invention, the weather station includes one or more antennas for receiving GPS transmissions, weather ra
7166937 Power supply, and associated method, exhibiting selectable electrical characteristics January 23, 2007
Apparatus, and an associated method, for a power converter that provides operative power to a load device. The characteristics of the operative power are selectable, permitting the power supply to be used to power load devices of differing power requirements. An indicator indicates that
7152732 Protective housing assembly, and associated method, for optical storage media December 26, 2006
A protective housing assembly, and an associated method, for storing optical storage media, such as a compact disc or digital video disc. The housing assembly includes a housing base member and a housing cover member that are positionable in a confronting arrangement that defines an
7130600 Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating entry of location information at a weather October 31, 2006
Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating personalization of a weather band radio that receives SAME messages broadcast by the NWR system. Alphanumeric indicators of locations are displayed upon a user display element. And, a listener of the radio enters, by way of a user
7128634 Convertible drive train for radio-controlled toy October 31, 2006
A radio-controlled car convertible from a two-wheel drive configuration to a four-wheel drive configuration is described. The radio-controlled car includes a chassis, a first drive assembly positioned in a first portion of the chassis, and a modular second drive assembly adapted to be
7101250 Channel selector for selecting an operating frequency September 5, 2006
Provided is a transmitter that includes a channel selector for modifying an operating frequency of a radio-controlled toy. The transmitter has a channel selection switch that enables a user to pick a channel from a set of predefined channels. The selected channel is then transferred to t
7076464 Apparatus, and associated method, for distributing revenue generated pursuant to distribution of July 11, 2006
Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating distribution of revenue generated pursuant to distribution of content, such as recorded music files or other entertainment files, to content consumers. Identification is made by an identifier of includable distribution entities th
7029363 Adjustable steering mechanism for radio frequency toy controller April 18, 2006
A controller for a radio-controlled toy, comprising a housing, a first interface disposed on a first side of the housing, a second interface disposed on a second side of the housing, and a steering wheel having a steering shaft, the steering shaft being adapted to be inserted into ei
6957996 Toy car kit October 25, 2005
A mobile toy is described. The mobile toy includes a wheel assembly having a hubcap removably engaging a wheel of the wheel assembly. The mobile toy may also include a transmitter having a charging pad for charging of a radio-controlled embodiment of the toy. The transmitter comprises an
6945840 Wheel assembly for a toy September 20, 2005
A mobile toy is described. The mobile toy includes a wheel assembly having a hubcap for removably engaging a wheel of the wheel assembly. The mobile toy may also include a transmitter having a charging pad for charging of a radio-controlled embodiment of the toy. The transmitter comprise
6913507 Assembly for retaining a toy July 5, 2005
A mobile toy is described. The mobile toy includes a wheel assembly having a hubcap for removably engaging a wheel of the wheel assembly. The mobile toy may also include a transmitter having a charging pad for charging of a radio-controlled embodiment of the toy. The transmitter comprise
6910939 Toy car kit June 28, 2005
A mobile toy is described. The mobile toy includes a wheel assembly having a hubcap for removably engaging a wheel of the wheel assembly. The mobile toy may also include a transmitter having a charging pad for charging of a radio-controlled embodiment of the toy. The transmitter comprise
6393103 Method and apparatus for emulating telephone services May 21, 2002
A method and apparatus for simulating telephony services and providing information about telephony services and products without the use of a public carrier telephone system. The system includes at least one Telephone Interface (TI), connected between a telephone and the simulation s
6339695 Cordless phone data transfer January 15, 2002
A method and apparatus for transferring identification codes using magnetic coupling. A matching code is established by a microprocessor and is stored in the memories of a communications base unit and a mobile unit. When the mobile unit is placed in the base unit the central processing u
6292563 Volume attenuator for flip-style hand-held phone September 18, 2001
In a folding communication apparatus with a housing rotatably connected by a hinge to a movable form, wherein movement of the hinge alters the speaker volume. A folding portable radio set includes a switch for reducing the speaker volume when the communication apparatus is in the ope
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