Patents Assigned to Motorola, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120099645
    Abstract: A video decoder system receives a user request for non-linear decoding of at least one video frame from a video stream encoded using an Intra macroblock refresh process. The request includes a first frame offset corresponding to a user requested first decoding frame within the video stream for commencing the non-linear decoding. The decoder system: determines an Intra-refresh period corresponding to at least one encoded Predictive frame in the video stream during which all macroblocks in the user requested first decoding frame are Intra encoded at least once; determines a second frame offset as a function of the Intra-refresh period and the user requested first frame offset, the second frame offset corresponding to a second decoding frame within the video stream. Finally, the decoder system decodes the video stream starting at the second decoding frame and suppresses the display of the video stream until the first decoding frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: TYRONE D. BEKIARES, STEVEN D. TINE
  • Publication number: 20120092992
    Abstract: A system includes: a packet processing function and a packet modification function. The packet processing function receives a packet generated by a sending application function and destined for a receiving application function. The packet includes first identifier information, and the packet processing function adds second identifier information thereto. The packet modification function: receives the packet; alters it in a way that prevents use of the first identifier information by a 3GPP conforming service data flow detection process to map the packet to a first service data flow for the sending application function; and provides the packet to a packet routing function with the second identifier information positioned in the packet to enable the packet routing function to use the second identifier information in the 3GPP conforming service data flow detection process to map the packet to the first service data flow and to a bearer for transporting the packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: SCOTT J. PAPPAS, ANATOLY AGULNIK, ROBERT A. FREDERICKS, JAMES A. MAROCCHI, TRENT J. MILLER, JAMES M. NOWAKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20120095764
    Abstract: A method of performing a search of a database of speakers, includes: receiving a query speech sample spoken by a query speaker; deriving a query utterance from the query speech sample; extracting query utterance statistics from the query utterance; performing Kernelized Locality-Sensitive Hashing (KLSH) using a kernel function, the KLSH using as input the query utterance statistics and utterance statistics extracted from a plurality of utterances included in a database of speakers in order to select a subset of the plurality of utterances; and comparing, using an utterance comparison equation, the query utterance statistics to the utterance statistics for each utterance in the subset to generate a list of speakers from the database of utterances having a highest similarity to the query speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: WOOJAY JEON, YAN-MING CHEN, CHANGXUE MA, DUSAN MACHO
  • Publication number: 20120087634
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, the present invention relates to methods and systems for enabling media content to be utilized or output by way of media presentation devices. In one such embodiment, a method includes receiving at a first cloud a first signal from a first media presentation device indicative of a request or command that a content signal transmission be paused, and sending a second signal including bookmark information from the first cloud to a second media presentation device. The method further includes receiving a third signal from the second media presentation device, the third signal being indicative of a further request or command that the transmission of the media content signal be resumed, and resuming the transmission. In additional embodiments, the present invention relates to methods of operating a media presentation device so as to perform a resumed displaying of video media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: Poornima Lalwaney
  • Publication number: 20120087514
    Abstract: A radio configured to dynamically control cancellation of undesired signals in an audio stream. The radio includes a noise cancellation processor configured to receive an audio stream from a user and to alter information in the audio stream by filtering out undesired signals in the audio stream. The radio also includes a receiving component configured to receive a data packet from a remote device, to retrieve configuration information from the data packet, and to dynamically apply the configuration information, while the radio is being used by a user, to settings associated with the noise cancellation processor. A dynamically enabled noise cancellation processor suppresses undesired signals associated with a subsequent incoming audio stream provided by the user and transmits at least one of an altered audio stream or an unaltered audio stream to the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: William R. Williams, Blake C. Moselle, Matthew E. Simms, Charles E. Swope
  • Publication number: 20120086564
    Abstract: A system for outputting virtual surface textures, related mobile and other devices, and related methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a first haptic component that is configured to output a first virtual surface texture in response to being provided with an electrical signal. The system further includes a memory device that is capable of storing information, and a processing device coupled at least indirectly to the memory device and the haptic component. The processing device at least indirectly causes the electrical signal to be provided to the haptic component upon determining a first condition to have been satisfied, the electrical signal being based at least in part upon the stored information. Also, at least some of the stored information upon which the electrical signal is based is derived at least indirectly from an additional signal received from either the first haptic component or another haptic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: Siddharth Sinha
  • Publication number: 20120087354
    Abstract: A method and receiver apparatus for a receiving radio unit are disclosed for use in a wireless communication system for processing transmissions from different radio units at the receiving radio unit. A first transmitting radio unit transmits first audio information (e.g., a first audio encoded frame) in a first time slot, and a second transmitting radio unit then transmits second audio information (e.g., a second audio encoded frame) in a second time slot. The receiving radio unit receives radio frequency (RF) signals comprising a first bit stream corresponding to the first audio information, and a second bit stream corresponding to the second audio information. Based on the first bit stream and the second bit stream the receiving radio unit generates a single analog audio signal that comprises combined audio information corresponding to the first audio information and the second audio information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. LoGalbo, Kevin G. Doberstein, Bradley M. Hiben, Christopher H. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120088497
    Abstract: A mobile telephone is described. The mobile telephone includes a radio transceiver for transmitting a radio signal based on a measured signal strength of a cellular signal received from a remote transceiver. A processor is coupled to the radio transceiver. The processor monitors the measured signal strength over time and determines when the measured signal strength decreases to a predetermined threshold. A memory is coupled to the radio transceiver for storing the measured signal strength. A display indicates a time when the measured signal strength decreases to the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Knapik, Albert Dabrowski, Bartosz Drzewinski, Krzysztof A. Kloc, Konrad Liedtke, Sylwester Pena, Michal Pytel, Michal Slusarczyk, Ireneusz Wlizlo
  • Publication number: 20120088532
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for radio frequency (RF) fingerprint distribution is provided herein. In particular, when a mobile node wishes to access a restricted-access base station, the mobile node will access a database containing RF fingerprint identification information for the RF environment surrounding the restricted-access base station. When the RF environment matches the RF fingerprint, the mobile node will know that it can access the restricted-access base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Howard J. Thomas, Luis Lopes
  • Publication number: 20120082098
    Abstract: Methods for reducing set-up time for communications among multiple user equipment (UE) in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) communication system are described. In accordance with one method, an LTE subsystem that includes a eNodeB and a Mobility Management Entity (MME): receives a request for an LTE connection from a first UE associated with a virtual channel, and responsive to contents in the request for the LTE connection, generates on behalf of the first UE, a request to transmit media on the virtual channel, which the LTE system sends to an application server to trigger an establishment of a call to deliver a media transmission from the first UE to at least one other UE associated with the virtual channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Valentin Oprescu-Surcobe, Peter M. Drozt, Michael F. Korus, Donald G. Newberg, Aparna Pandey
  • Publication number: 20120083266
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus are provided for recovering registration information at a home network when the home network determines that it has experienced a loss of the registration information. The home network communicates a triggering message to at least one visited network to initiate registration information recovery, and the visited network responds to the triggering message by communicating registration information for objects that are located at the visited network and that are associated with the home network. These objects may include, for example, subscriber units and/or talk groups that are associated with the home network and have roamed to the visited network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Steven E. Vanswol, Melissa D. Kasper
  • Publication number: 20120074996
    Abstract: A frequency synthesizer that utilizes locked loop circuitry, for example delay locked loop and/or phase locked loop circuits is provided with a means for minimizing static phase/delay errors. An auto-tuning circuit and technique provide a measurement of static phase error by integrating the static phase error in the DLL/PLL circuit. A correction value is determined and applied as a current at the charge pump or as a time/phase offset at the phase detector to minimize static phase error. During normal operation the DLL/PLL is operated with the correction value resulting in substantially reduced spur levels and/or improved settling time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Geetha B. Nagaraj, Thomas R. Harrington, Raul Salvi
  • Publication number: 20120076010
    Abstract: A method is provided to determine optimal data rate and packet length in mobile networks. The method directly determines the optimal packet length (L) and data rate (D), which allows fast convergence in the mobile channel. The method automatically identifies and quantifies channel conditions, as well as adjusts parameters according to changes of channel conditions. A variable (Channel condition Index (CCI)) is abstracted from simulations and then used to describe and quantify the impact of three components of channel conditions: signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), multipath environment and velocity. Based on packet completion rate (PCR) status, the channel condition is identified in terms of CCI value. Once CCI is identified, the model of effective throughput G is directly optimized to locate the best packet length (L) and data rate (D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuechun Chu, John M. Belcea, Avinash Joshi
  • Publication number: 20120075153
    Abstract: A communication device is presented that has a multiband antenna structure. A helical load extends from a monopole and reduces the resonance frequency of the monopole to the UHF band while leaving a GPS resonance of the monopole substantially unchanged. Helical proximate and distal portions are connected to the load such that the overall antenna structure has a VHF resonance. The helical portions have different characteristics and are configured to not substantially affect the UHF or GPS resonances. The helical portions have different pitch angles to permit minimization of the length of the combined helical portions while providing a desired operating VHF bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Parameswaran A. Sivalingam
  • Publication number: 20120077491
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for scanning amongst two-way radios is disclosed. The method includes applying a scan probability index (SPI) to each member of a scan list, the SPI indicating a likelihood of channel activity. The SPI is dynamically updated by a variety of processes. Members are loaded from the scan list, and the SPI of the loaded member is compared to a threshold. Members are skipped or checked for activity based on the SPI passing or failing the threshold. Members having a sufficient SPI will proceed to have detected channel activity decoded. The method and apparatus may utilize both normal scan members and vote scan member frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Namm, Graeme P. Johnson, David R. Mills
  • Publication number: 20120078388
    Abstract: A communication system for workforce management is formed of a system controller managing a plurality of badges associated with workplace devices and employees within the workplace. The controller receives event indicators from the badges. These event indicators are analyzed by the controller to determine whether a task should be created and performed by at least one of the workplace devices and/or at least one of the employees. Task lists and device assignments are dynamically updated in response to current workplace conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Collins, Eric R. Buhrke, Noel S. Massey
  • Publication number: 20120069786
    Abstract: Methods of communicating location information from a subscriber to a repeater are described. The subscriber switches from a working channel to a data revert channel, transmits a request for a periodic or one-time window to transmit an update, and determines from grant information in the response announcement the allocated window and frame before switching back to the working channel. Before the allocated time, the subscriber switches to the data revert channel, confirms whether it remains scheduled to transmit the update from a repeater announcement, and if so transmits the location update in either the current or reserved window. The announcements from the repeater contain the identity of the next window and frame and the subscriber reserved to use the window in addition to grant information. The subscribers may or may not be time-aligned and the data and data revert channels may or may not be synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Wiatrowski, Dipendra M. Chowdhary, Thomas B. Bohn, Puneet K. Puri, Roopak M. Ingole, Delia M. Marchosky, Abhishek Kumar
  • Publication number: 20120064853
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing power consumption in a device include toggling an ON-OFF setting of apparatus, which controls a carrier detector. The toggling is carried out according to a first duty cycle having a fixed OFF-time duration and a first dwell time having a first dwell time duration during which the carrier detector performs radio frequency carrier detection function. The device receives at least one input that affects the radio frequency carrier detection function, and the first duty cycle is changed to a second duty cycle. The toggling is carried out according to the second duty cycle, which has the same fixed OFF-time duration of the first duty cycle and a second dwell time having a second dwell time duration that is longer than the first dwell time duration, during which the radio frequency carrier detection function is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: YADUNANDANA N. RAO, SCOTT M. ALAZRAKI, APOORV CHAUDHRI
  • Publication number: 20120066650
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a movement sensing assembly for providing signals indicative of movement of an object with respect to the electronic device, wherein the movement includes a sequence of gestures making up a proposed gestural password. A processor in electronic communication with the movement sensing assembly is operable to receive and evaluate the signals to compute a password strength metric indicative of a strength of the proposed gestural password, and a user output component receives and displays an acceptability of the password strength metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Tirpak, Larry D. Svec
  • Publication number: 20120057818
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus (100) that can include a first housing (110) and a second housing (120) rotationally coupled to the first housing where the second housing rotates with respect to the first housing about an axis of rotation (170). The apparatus can also include an optical transmitter (130) coupled to the first housing where the optical transmitter can be configured to transmit light. The apparatus can further include a lightguide (140) including a first lightguide end (144) substantially at the axis of rotation where the lightguide can include a second lightguide end (142) located at a distance from the axis of rotation where the second lightguide end is optically coupled to the optical transmitter. The apparatus can additionally include an optical receiver (135) coupled to the second housing at the axis of rotation where the optical receiver can also be optically coupled to the lightguide at the first lightguide end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. ZEIGER, Rachid M. ALAMEH, Mark W. OLIVER