Patents Assigned to Motorola, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9003182
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a pager or similar device that communicates to a home terminal. The home terminal confirms the identity of the pager and attaches a certificate to the message for ongoing transmission. Where the recipient is also a pager, an associated home terminal verifies the transmission and forwards it in a trusted manner without the certificate to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Certicom Corp., Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Lee Davis, Douglas I. Ayerst, Scott Alexander Vanstone
  • Publication number: 20140328185
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating header compression layer control messages. Header compression control messages are generated by a header compression layer (302) and are sent through at least one link layer data packet by a link transport communications protocol layer (304) to a remote receiver (104). The link transport communications protocol layer (304) monitors receipt of link layer data packet acknowledgements that are received from the link transport communications protocol layer (304) of the remote receiver (104) for the at least one link layer data packet. The link transport communications protocol layer (304) determines successful transmission of the header compression control message and provides, to the header compression layer (302), an indication of successful header compression control message transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: Ajoy K. Singh
  • Publication number: 20130315344
    Abstract: A linear RF transmitter (100) includes a forward path including a baseband signal combiner (109) and an RF (radio frequency) power amplifier (123), and a linearizing control loop from an output (127) of the RF power amplifier to an input of the combiner (109). A feedback control path (105, 107) of the loop delivers a baseband error control signal to the combiner. The transmitter further includes a test signal generator (102) to apply to the combiner in a closed loop level training mode a test signal comprising a voltage Vin which increases with time in a non-linear manner approaching an asymptotic limit such that in response an output signal produced by the combiner is a voltage Ve which is substantially constant over a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: MOSHE BEN-AYUN, OVADIA GROSSMAN, MARK ROZENTAL, URI VALLACH
  • Patent number: 8470680
    Abstract: A process for forming a laminate with capacitance and the laminate formed thereby. The process includes the steps of providing a substrate and laminating a conductive foil on the substrate wherein the foil has a dielectric. A conductive layer is formed on the dielectric. The conductive foil is treated to electrically isolate a region of conductive foil containing the conductive layer from additional conductive foil. A cathodic conductive couple is made between the conductive layer and a cathode trace and an anodic conductive couple is made between the conductive foil and an anode trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignees: Kemet Electronics Corporation, Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Prymak, Chris Stolarski, Alethia Melody, Antony P. Chacko, Gregory J. Dunn
  • Publication number: 20120256863
    Abstract: Methods are provided for managing a multitude of objects displayed on a touch screen by selectively associating objects using free-form input gestures. A method comprises displaying a plurality of objects on the touch screen, identifying a first free-form input on the touch screen overlying a first object of the plurality of objects, and identifying a second free-form input gesture on the touch screen overlying a second object of the plurality of objects. The first object and the second object are associated when the first free-form input and the second free-form input each substantially correspond to the same input gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Lian-Sheng Zhang, Jun Yang, Xiao-Jeng Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120252230
    Abstract: A method and apparatus couple portable communication devices. The apparatus (100) can include a coupling mechanism (130) including a first coupling mechanism connector (131) and a second coupling mechanism connector (132) mechanically coupled to the first coupling mechanism connector. The second coupling mechanism connector can be movable relative to the first coupling mechanism connector. The apparatus can include a first portable communication device (110) including a first portable communication device connector (112) detachably coupled to the first coupling mechanism connector. The apparatus can include a second portable communication device (120) including a second portable communication device connector (122) detachably coupled to the second coupling mechanism connector. The second portable communication device can be configured to communicate with the first portable communication device and move relative to the first portable communication device when coupled to the coupling mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Thomas Gitzinger, Paul Steuer
  • Publication number: 20120231737
    Abstract: A method (300, 400) for communicating RF signals from a mobile station (100). The method can include detecting whether the mobile station or a first antenna (105) of the mobile station is proximate to an object. Responsive to detecting that the mobile station or the antenna is proximate to the object, RF energy being communicated by the mobile station can be distributed among the first antenna and at least a second antenna (110). Distributing the RF energy can include equally distributing the RF energy among the first antenna, the second antenna and/or any additional antennas. Distributing the RF energy also can include unequally distributing the RF energy among the first antenna, the second antenna and/or any additional antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Lorenzo A. Ponce De Leon, Naveed Mirza, Paul Morningstar
  • Publication number: 20120195397
    Abstract: A receiver with DFT based channel estimation having good noise suppression for both high and low signal-to-noise ratios providing advantages over conventional DFT estimators and Minimum-Mean-Square-Error (MMSE) estimators. The use of MMSE may be incorporated for estimation at the band edges providing further improvements. The received signal in the time domain, is transformed to the frequency-domain received signal via an N-point FFT (501). The frequency-domain received signal at the pilot locations is then used to obtain a “noisy” channel estimates at the pilot subcarriers by dividing the known pilot symbols in (503). Uniformly spaced pilots are assumed over a window of usable subcarriers. Padding is applied to the initial channel estimates at both sides of the band to account for unused subcarriers such as guard spacing. Weighting factors during power estimation may take into account various noise characteristics such as combinations of known and time-limited noise power characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Krishna Kamal Sayana, Bryan S. Nollett, Xiangyang Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20120170502
    Abstract: A 3GPP compliant system includes a radio access network (RAN) partitioned into a plurality MBMS services areas, wherein each MBMS service area has a plurality of MBMS bearers established a priori for transporting media streams. An infrastructure device: receives a request to transmit a media stream to a communication group, wherein the request to transmit is received after the MBMS bearers were established; determines a MBMS bearer in a MBMS service area to assign to transport the media stream; generates a MBMS connect message that binds the communication group to the assigned MBMS bearer, wherein the MBMS connect message includes an identifier for the communication group and an identifier for the assigned MBMS bearer; and sends the MBMS connect message to members of the communication group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL F. KORUS, PETER M. DROZT, MICHELLE M. ANTONELLI, DONALD G. NEWBERG, VALENTIN OPRESCU-SURCOBE, APARNA PANDEY
  • Publication number: 20120173706
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing common and application specific presence information, wherein the apparatus programs a computer to perform the method, which includes: receiving a publication message comprising presence information from a presentity; partitioning the presence information into common presence information and application specific presence information; storing the common presence information in a common presence information database, wherein authorization for access to the common presence information database is controlled by the presence server; and forwarding the application specific presence information to an external application, wherein the external application controls storage of the application specification presence information and authorization for access to the application specific presence information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: VIRAT G. PATEL
  • Publication number: 20120173875
    Abstract: A communication system provides secure communication between two nodes in a self-organizing network without the need for a centralized security or control device. A first node of the two nodes is provisioned with one or more security profiles, auto-discovers a second node of the two nodes, authenticates the second node based on a security profile of the one or more security profiles, selects a security profile of the one or more security profiles to encrypt a communication session between the two nodes, and encrypts the communication session between the two nodes based on the selected security profile. The second node also is provisioned with the same one or more security profiles, authenticates the first node based on a same security profile as is used to authenticate the second node, and encrypts the communication session based on the same security profile as is used for encryption by the first node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Shravan Mahidhara, Vasanthi Raghuram
  • Publication number: 20120172083
    Abstract: A method for coordinating wireless coverage between a first wireless network and a second wireless network for a communication device, wherein the communication device performs the method, which includes: detecting wireless coverage by the first wireless network; affiliating to a communication group to become a member of the communication group; receiving, from an infrastructure device coupled to the first wireless network, a set of channels on the second wireless network for the communication group, wherein the set of channels is determined based on the location of members of the communication group; detecting a loss of coverage in the first wireless network of at least one member of the communication group; and, responsive to detecting the loss of coverage, switching to a channel in the set of channels on the second wireless network for communications for the communication group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: ROBERT D. LOGALBO, JEFFREY S. ANDERSON, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, DANIEL J. MCDONALD
  • Publication number: 20120170503
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for controlling network access in a communication system comprising a packet data network and a circuit switched network. The packet data network receives, from the circuit switched network, a message indicating that the circuit switched network is congested. In response to receiving the indication, the packet data network broadcasts a message informing that access to one or more services of the circuit switched network is restricted. In various embodiments, the message received from the circuit switched network may include access class barring parameters identifying one or more classes of user equipment or service classes that are one or more of being barred from accessing the circuit switched network or whose access to the circuit switched network is being reduced and/or may identify one or more coverage areas or access nodes of the circuit switched network where access is being restricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Sean S. Kelley, Luis Lopes, Christopher R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120169612
    Abstract: An apparatus can include an apparatus housing, a substantially planar touch surface coupled to the apparatus housing, and a plurality of oblique sensors coupled to the touch surface. Each oblique sensor of the plurality of oblique sensors can have a sensor surface substantially oblique to the touch surface. The plurality of oblique sensors can detect a touch force parallel to the touch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Roger Scheer, Robert Zurek
  • Publication number: 20120174021
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to display an application tray having a first and second application launchers from two completely native environments operating on a device. First, in a first portion of the application tray, the device displays a first icon corresponding to a first application running in a first environment. Second, in a second portion of the application tray, the device displays a second icon corresponding to a second application running in a second environment. Third, the device detects a selection on one of the displayed first and second icons. In the fourth step, the device launches the first application in a window when the first icon is selected. Finally, the device displays the window on top of other open windows on the display. The first environment and the second environment interact with a kernel. The second environment is a primary environment operating on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Parikshit H. Dharawat
  • Publication number: 20120170743
    Abstract: Methods for establishing secure point-to-point communications in a trunked radio system include receiving, at a trunking controller, a request from a source endpoint for a traffic channel for confidential communications between the source endpoint and a destination endpoint using a shared unique first symmetric key. The trunking controller provides keying material related to the symmetric key over the secured control channel to at least one of the source or destination endpoints and assigns a traffic channel. Moreover, in response to the request, the controller assigns a traffic channel. The keying material enables the unique first symmetric key to be securely established between the source and destination endpoints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS J. SENESE, ADAM C. LEWIS, ANTHONY R. METKE, GEORGE POPOVICH, SHANTHI E. THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20120163508
    Abstract: Communication devices and methods for transmitting and receiving a wideband signal using aggregated discontiguous narrowband channels in a band are presented. During transmission, a fold point is determined in which symmetric free channels are sufficient to transmit the signal. The signal is then synthesized by aggregating the data in the channels and transmitted using the fold point as the up-conversion modulation frequency. During reception, information regarding which channels are being used to provide data signals and which channels are occupied by interferers is received. This information is used to determine one or more fold points as the down-conversion modulation frequencies. The fold points are selected such that an image of each interferer falls on an unoccupied channel or a narrowband channel occupied by another interferer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: STEPHEN L. KUFFNER, LAWRENCE M. ECKLUND
  • Publication number: 20120163281
    Abstract: A communication network comprises a plurality of access points, a plurality of stations wirelessly communicating with the plurality of access points and at least one sensor located at a different location from each of the plurality of access points for improving communication quality in the communication network. The sensor in the communication network senses a communication message transmitted from a source station and destined for a destination access point on a wireless communication channel in the communication network. The sensor further determines a number of retransmissions of the communication message from the source station. The sensor, upon determining that the determined number of retransmissions of the communication message is at least equal to a predetermined threshold, forwards the communication message to the destination access point through the wired medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Kaushik, Hari Sharma
  • Publication number: 20120165015
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimizing the mobile media received by a mobile device is disclosed. The apparatus operates with a radio access network, a mobile device operating in the radio access network, and a media server providing mobile media data to the mobile device wherein the mobile device connects to the media server using the radio access network. The apparatus includes a optimization application server coupled to the radio access network. The optimization application server includes positioning indexed performance information based on the positioning information and performance of a plurality of mobile devices operating in the radio access network. The optimization application server triggers adjustments to a parameter at least one of the radio access network, the mobile device and the media server by comparing the location of the mobile device in the radio access network to the optimization application server and sending a message to the radio access network to adjust the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Gaurav S. Gupta, John M. Harris
  • Publication number: 20120155566
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a communication generated by an originating device to a target device using a repeating device is provided. In the method the communication is transmitted from the originating device and received at the repeating device. A repeater request sequence is transmitted from the originating device and retransmitted from the first repeating device to the target device before the repeater request sequence is received at the first repeating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: SHAKEEB Z. KHAN, JOSEPH J. MEDVID, III, CHARLES R. RUELKE, RICHARD S. YOUNG, BRANKO L. AVANIC, LORENZO J. CRUGER, TAN V. DINH, MAHES M. EKANAYAKE, ARMANDO J. GONZALEZ