Patents Assigned to Motorola, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120057538
    Abstract: A method, system, and base station for deterministically selecting a downlink transmission mode and rank in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) configured wireless communication system. The Transmission Mode Selection (TMS) utility receives from a wireless device a request for downlink physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) service using a particular transmission mode and specific rank. The TMS utility determines an estimate of the throughput corresponding to the request. In addition, the TMS utility obtains throughput estimates of other distinct pairings of transmission mode and rank to compare with the throughput estimate corresponding to the request. The TMS utility utilizes device feedback information and HARQ error information that are already existing/available in order to determine the best transmission mode and rank pair, according to the best Error-Adjusted-Throughput.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Shubhodeep Adhikari, Daniel R. Tayloe
  • Publication number: 20120052337
    Abstract: A dual-contact battery pack comprises a housing, a plurality of battery cells located within the housing, a first set of contacts and a second set of contacts coupled to the housing and to the plurality of battery cells. The dual-contact battery further comprises a first control circuit coupled between the plurality of battery cells and the first set of contacts and a second control circuit coupled between the plurality of battery cells and the second set of contacts. The first and second sets of contacts enable the dual-contact battery pack to selectively switch from a first state which prevents current from flowing from the plurality of battery cells to the respective first and second set of contacts to a second state in which current flows from the plurality of battery cells to the respective first and second set of contacts in response to the respective first and second control circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Macwien Krishnamurthi, Jauhari Abd Ghafar, Kow Chee Chong, John E. Herrmann, Michael TF Loh, Poh Huat Low, Mark J. Terranova
  • Publication number: 20120054620
    Abstract: A mobile unit includes a processor, a memory, and a display. The display shows a user interface including a plurality of commands. Each sensory activated command of the plurality of commands is shown with a respective icon indicative of at least one of a motion and an orientation assigned to the sensory activated command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Tilley, James Morley-Smith, Dan Sadler
  • Publication number: 20120051445
    Abstract: A method (300, 500) and apparatus (200) that transmits and/or receives positioning reference signals in a wireless communication network using a mixture of cyclic prefix types. The method may include configuring (320) subframes in the wireless communication network as multicast broadcast single frequency network subframes. The method may include configuring (330) subframes in the wireless communication network as positioning subframes including positioning reference signals. The method may include determining (340) whether all of the positioning subframes are multicast broadcast single frequency network subframes. The method may include generating (350) extended cyclic prefix positioning reference signals for all of the positioning subframes if all of the positioning subframes are multicast broadcast single frequency network subframes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin FRANK, Sandeep Krishnamurthy
  • Publication number: 20120052924
    Abstract: A compact lightweight communication device 100 comprising a wireless headset 102 or wireless earset 104 can be provided for wireless communication, to a mobile phone or other wireless electronic communication device 106. The user friendly communication device 100 can have a pivotable boom 146 providing an arm with one and preferably multiple microphones 166 and 168, as well as one or mobile tactile buttons 156. The multifunction communication device can have acoustic audio transducer 134, such as a speaker 136 and/or an earbud 138 or earphone 140. The audio transducer can pivot on a pivot tube 142 comprising a pivotable stem to accommodate the left ear or right ear of the user. The boom and stem can pivot clockwise and/or counterclockwise, manually and independently or can be coupled to automatically pivot together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Cybart, Won Chung, Chris Hougton, Ryan Rye, Dickon Isaacs, Dan Clements
  • Publication number: 20120050170
    Abstract: A keypad assembly (100) provides improved backlighting in a slim-line from factor with a minimal number of LEDs (130). The keypad assembly (100) utilizes side-firing LEDs (130) mounted to a keypad flex (112) which protrude through subsequent thin layers of substrates. A light-guide film (104) disposed over the layers includes corresponding cut-outs through which the side-firing LEDS partially protrude. The light-guide film includes light dispersion areas (114) formed thereon. A cover (102) seals the side-firing LEDs (130) protruding through the light-guide film (104). An interconnect flex (132) couples to the keypad flex (112) to provide flexible coupling of the keypad assembly to an electronic device. The light-guide film (104) provides both light dispersion and sealing to the keypad assembly (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Jody H. Akens, Salvador P. Magana
  • Publication number: 20120054163
    Abstract: In a method for classifying policy conflicts in a managed system, a plurality of separate attributes of a policy rule is identified. The plurality of separate attributes is compared with attributes of previously stored policies rules to determine whether one or more policy conflicts exist. In response to a determination that one or more policy conflicts exist, the one or more policy conflicts are classified according to a predefined schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Yan Liu, Zhi Fu, Kabe Vanderbaan
  • Publication number: 20120044816
    Abstract: A wireless communication system as described here employs control signaling for contention-based uplink access from user equipment devices to a base station. Contention-based access configuration is performed via physical downlink control channel signaling. Configuration data sent to the user equipment devices identifies multiple contention-based access zones, along with minimum power headroom values for each contention-based access zone. A probability factor may also be used to lower collision possibility by influencing whether the user equipment devices perform contention-based uplink access. An uplink grant message can be used to acknowledge contention-based transmission; contention resolution is achieved implicitly via the uplink grant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Igor Filipovich, Rangsan Leelahakriengkrai, Ivan N. Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20120044878
    Abstract: A base station employs control signaling for contention-based uplink access from user equipment devices to the base station. Contention-based access configuration is performed via physical downlink control channel signaling. Configuration data sent to the user equipment devices identifies multiple contention-based access zones, along with minimum power headroom values for each contention-based access zone. A probability factor may be used to lower collision possibility by influencing whether the user equipment devices perform contention-based uplink access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Igor Filipovich, Rangsan Leelahakriengkrai, Ivan N. Vukovic
  • Publication number: 20120045012
    Abstract: A method and device for transmitting data in a wireless communication network uses both cognitive frequency diversity and antenna diversity. The method includes identifying a bandwidth of one or more potentially interfering frequency sub-bands from one or more potentially interfering signals in a radio frequency (RF) band (step 605). Next, based on the bandwidth of the one or more potentially interfering frequency sub-bands, occupancy probabilities are calculated concerning whether the one or more potentially interfering frequency sub-bands will occupy each of a plurality of transmitting sub-bands in the RF band (step 610). Finally, the data are transmitted simultaneously over first and second transmitting sub-bands selected from the plurality of transmitting sub-bands based on the occupancy probabilities, where a first antenna transmits in the first transmitting sub-band and a second antenna transmits in the second transmitting sub-band (step 615).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Pertti O. Alapuranen
  • Publication number: 20120046062
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communicating amongst two-way radios is disclosed. The method includes operating a two-way radio 130 in either a trunked mode or conventional mode over an operating frequency and scanning an auxiliary channel by the two-way radio 130 to enable radio communication on the auxiliary channel while maintaining the operating frequency active. The radio 130 further detects a signal on the auxiliary channel with another radio 150 and communicating on the auxiliary channel in an intercom mode to provide an intercom radio-to-radio communication amongst all radios 130, 140 scanning on the auxiliary channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Namm, JORGE L. GARCIA, SCOTT H. RICHARDS
  • Publication number: 20120044877
    Abstract: A user equipment and method for contention-based uplink access to a base station. Contention-based configuration data identifies multiple contention-based access zones along with minimum power headroom values for each contention-based access zone. The user equipment devices can randomly select a demodulation reference signal parameter value when transmitting on a selected contention-based access zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Igor Filipovich, Rangsan Leelahakriengkrai, Ivan N. Vukovic
  • Patent number: 8116733
    Abstract: A wireless mobile device (104) provides challenge/response based authentication by receiving a first portion of a challenge (132) from an external authentication unit (102), such as a network unit, and utilizes an internal partial challenge generator (114) that internally provides a second portion of the challenge (138) and provides the internally generated second portion of the challenge (138) back to the authentication unit (102). The wireless mobile device (104) also includes combiner logic (116) that combines the externally received first portion of the challenge (132) with the internally produced second portion of the challenge (138) to produce a complete challenge (144). The wireless mobile device (104) then utilizes a response generators (118) that takes the complete challenge (144) that was produced and generates a response (146) based on the complete challenge (144), and other secret information (110) if desired using a suitable cryptographic operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Kotzin
  • Publication number: 20120034938
    Abstract: Embodiments include communication devices and texting methods performed by communication devices. When the communication device detects that a text session has been initiated with a potential real time text (RTT) destination specified as a destination for text messages transmitted by the communication device, the communication device automatically transitions into an RTT transmission mode. While in the RTT transmission mode, text messages may be communicated to the destination using an RTT protocol. A response system may be configured to communicate with the communication device, while the communication device is in the RTT transmission mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Kreitzer, William Alberth, Wayne Ballantyne
  • Publication number: 20120032928
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for determining location of an input on a surface of a device using an acoustic sensing element. An exemplary method begins by determining an anticipated acoustic response resulting from an output generated by a component of the device at the acoustic sensing element. The method continues by subtracting the anticipated acoustic response from a measured acoustic response at the acoustic sensing element to obtain a nominal acoustic response, and determining the location of the input based on the nominal acoustic response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: William Alberth, Michael Schellinger
  • Publication number: 20120033817
    Abstract: A method for estimating a parameter for low bit rate stereo transmission that includes deriving estimate of any time delay between left and right audio channels in a multi-channel signal from a time delay subsystem. A cross-correlation between the left and right audio channels in the time delay subsystem is employed. Thereafter a normalized cross-correlation within an inter-channel intensity difference (IID) processor is employed before deriving estimate of panning gains for the left and right audio channels from the IID processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Holly L. Francois, Jonathan A. Gibbs
  • Publication number: 20120036363
    Abstract: An initiating device: generates a message having an ISAKMP-based header that includes a security parameter index (SPI) field; identifies a key in the SPI field of the ISKMP-based header; and sends the message to a responding device. The responding device: receives the message; extracts the key identifier; and when a shared key is selected using the key identifier, uses the selected shared key to establish, with the initiating device, a session having a secure tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: TIMOTHY M. LANGHAM, THOMAS J. SENESE
  • Publication number: 20120036196
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a message destined for different recipients, wherein the apparatus programs a computer to perform the method, which includes: determining that a message is destined for a first recipient and a second recipient; determining a message size limit for the message based on capabilities of a first device used by the first recipient and a second device used by the second recipient; displaying a first portion of the message in a first format when a length of the message is less than the message size limit; displaying a next portion of the message in a second different format when the length of the message exceeds the message size limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: VIRAT G. PATEL, YU-CHIA E. CHANG, WOJCIECH KLIMCZAK, MATTHEW R. NAKONECZNY
  • Publication number: 20120034897
    Abstract: Embodiments include communication devices and texting methods performed by communication devices. When the communication device detects that a text session has been initiated with a potential real time text (RTT) destination specified as a destination for text messages transmitted by the communication device, the communication device automatically transitions into an RTT transmission mode. While in the RTT transmission mode, text messages may be communicated to the destination using an RTT protocol. A response system may be configured to communicate with the communication device, while the communication device is in the RTT transmission mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Kreitzer, William Alberth, Wayne Ballantyne
  • Publication number: 20120027111
    Abstract: An OFDMA communication system is provided that schedules partial usage of subchannels (PUSC) major groups by assigning a beam matrix of a plurality of beam matrices to each major group of multiple PUSC major groups, receiving an uplink signal from each user equipment of multiple users equipment, which uplink signal provides an indication of a channel response associated with the user equipment, determining, for each user equipment of the multiple users equipment and based on the indication of channel quality received from the user equipment, a beam matrix and major group to which to assign the user equipment, and based on the determination of a beam matrix and major group to which to assign each user equipment of the multiple users equipment, assigning two or more users equipment of the multiple users equipment to a same beam matrix and major group during a same time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick W. Vook, Alan P. Rottinghaus, Chandrasekar Sankaran