Patents Assigned to Motorola, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120026947
    Abstract: A method for location based policy for UE operating in different areas of a shared home LTE system includes: responsive to detecting a trigger, determining a first enterprise operating area (EOA) in which the UE is currently located, wherein the first EOA is one of a plurality of EOAs of the LTE system; determining whether the first EOA is a home EOA or a visited EOA; when the first EOA is the home EOA, selecting a first set of policy rules for the UE; when the first EOA is the visited EOA, selecting a second set of policy rules for the UE that provides a lower Quality of Service (QoS) than the first set of policy rules; if a trust relationship exists, selecting a third set of policy rules for the UE while in the visited EOA, which provides a higher QoS than the second set of policy rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: TRENT J. MILLER, ANATOLY AGULNIK, ROBERT A. FREDERICKS, JAMES A. MAROCCHI, RANDY L. EKL, PETER E. THOMAS, RYAN P. ZIOLKO
  • Publication number: 20120028594
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for demodulating an FM RF signal is presented. An Adaptive Differentiate Cross Multiply (ADCM) system in which the energy estimate of the desired on-channel RF is generated using adaptive filtering. The adaptive filter includes low pass filtering of the instantaneous energy estimate. The bandwidth of the LPF is adjusted in real time based on the received signal strength energy estimate, the periodicity of any changes in the energy estimate, AGC setting for the receiver, and/or the type of sub-audible signaling applied to the RF signal if known. After the bandwidth is set, the optimum filtered energy estimate is applied to the system to demodulate the received information free from distortion artifacts associated with IQ imbalance. A normalized signal in the ADCM system is clipped by a limiter whose clipping threshold is equal to a maximum gain of differentiators in the ADCM system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: YADUNANDANA RAO, CHARLES R. RUELKE, DARRELL J. STOGNER, RICHARD S. YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20120026046
    Abstract: A radio is presented in which a short-range antenna, along with a speaker, is contained within a non-conductive speaker bracket. The antenna is a PIFA that is bent and extends through the speaker bracket so that the distance between the free end of the PIFA and various metallic components of the radio including the chassis and speaker is maximized. The structure containing the PIFA is flexible and also contains a contact area where feed/ground contact for the PIFA is made as well as contact for audio components including a speaker and microphone. A flexible cable and extension portion of the flexible structure routes the signals to the audio components far enough away from the PIFA so that the amount of crosstalk is insignificant. The free end of the PIFA and launch pad where feed/ground contact for the PIFA is made are non-planar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: GIORGI BIT-BABIK, JODY H. AKENS, THOMAS J. CHAPPELL
  • Publication number: 20120028626
    Abstract: A Mutual Aid QoS Function (MAQF) performs a method for determining policy for user equipment (UE) providing mutual aid in a mutual aid enterprise operating area of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system. The method includes: receiving an indication that a UE is assigned to provide mutual aid in a mutual aid enterprise operating area, wherein the UE has a home enterprise operating area that is different than the mutual aid enterprise operating area; detecting that the UE has entered the mutual aid enterprise operating area; selecting a set of mutual aid policy rules for the UE while the UE is providing mutual aid in the mutual aid enterprise operating area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES A. MAROCCHI, ANATOLY AGULNIK, ROBERT A. FREDERICKS, TRENT J. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20120028686
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a user interface, a sensor configured to provide an output signal when the device is oriented from resting on a first housing surface portion to resting on a second housing surface portion, and a controller coupled to the user interface and to the sensor, wherein the controller is configured to invoke a mode of operation in response to an output signal from the sensor and wherein the mode of operation is indicated at the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Ji Seop SHIN, Sung-Gul HWANG, Sangsoo PARK, Ho Yeon WON
  • Publication number: 20120026124
    Abstract: A touch-screen display apparatus, the apparatus may include first and second sheets having opposed major surfaces and a size and shape defined by a periphery. The periphery may be defined by opposed ends and opposed edges. The first and second sheets may each have a conductive pattern including a pair of opposed busbars and a plurality of traces electrically coupled to, and extending between, corresponding pairs of opposed busbars. The transparent force sensing (TFS) sheet may have opposed major surfaces and a variable resistance which is related to a force exerted upon one or more of its major surfaces. The TFS sheet may be situated between the first and second sheets. The apparatus may also include one or more separation portions situated between the TFS sheet and the first or second sheet to bias the TFS sheet apart from the first or second sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Hao LI, Yi WEI, Steven YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20120026061
    Abstract: An antenna module having a side-edge balance-to-unbalance (BALUN). The antenna module may include a flexible substrate with one or more layers that may be configured to receive one first and second conductive patterns, the substrate may have opposed first and second ends which may define a longitudinal length and/or opposed side edges situated between the first and second ends. The first conductive pattern may form an antenna loop situated adjacent to the first end of the flexible substrate and be suitable for transmitting or receiving signals at one or more frequencies. The second conductive pattern may form at least part of the BALUN and may include one or more of a center portion, side portions which may extend from the center portion at opposite sides of the center portion, and electrically neutral slots situated between a corresponding side portion and the center portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: Aviv Shachar
  • Publication number: 20120026135
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for determining location of an input on a surface of a device using a plurality of acoustic sensing elements. An exemplary method comprises determining a current support configuration of the device, selecting a device acoustic signature corresponding to the current support configuration, measuring acoustic response corresponding to the input at each acoustic sensing element of the plurality of acoustic sensing elements, and determining the location of the input based on the measured acoustic responses and the selected device acoustic signature for the current support configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: William Alberth, Dean Thorson
  • Publication number: 20120027219
    Abstract: A noise cancellation device includes a plurality of first computation modules, a formant detection module, a direction of arrival module and a beamformer. The plurality of first computation modules receives raw audio data and generates a respective transformed signal as a function of formants. A first transformed signal relates to speech data and a second transformed signal relates to noise data. The formant detection module receives the first transformed signal and generates a frequency range data signal. The direction of arrival module receives the first and second transformed signals, determines a cross-correlation between the first and second transformed signals, and generates a spatial orientation data signal. The beamformer receives the first and second transformed signals, the frequency range data signal, and the spatial orientation data signal and generates modification data at selected formant ranges to eliminate a maximum amount of the noise data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaustubh Kale, Yong Wang
  • Publication number: 20120030723
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting video is provided herein. A video representation is segmented into video chunks, with each chunk spanning a different time interval. Each chunk may be divided into two or more sub-chunks. During operation, the client requests a sub-chunk of a particular video chunk and then possibly requests an additional sub-chunk of the video chunk. The client then combines and decodes the sub-chunks to provide a reconstructed video chunk for playback on a device. In an embodiment, I-frames of a video chunk are made available in a separate sub-chunk file than P-frames (or B-frames).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Baum, Jeffrey D. Bonta, George Calcev, Benedito J. Fonseca, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120019689
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided having a front side and a rear side oriented in opposite directions along a first axis, and a right-side and a left-side oriented in opposite directions along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. A null control signal is generated based on an imaging signal. A first microphone located near the right-side of an electronic apparatus generates a first signal and a second microphone located near the left-side of the electronic apparatus generates a second signal. The first and second signals are processed, based on the null control signal, to generate a right beamformed audio signal having a first directional pattern having at least one first null, and a left beamformed audio signal having a second directional pattern having at least one second null. A first angular location (?) of the at least one first null and a second angular location (?) of the at least one second null are steered based on the null control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Zurek, Kevin Bastyr, Joel Clark, Plamen Ivanov
  • Publication number: 20120020325
    Abstract: A communication system (100) permits an inter-network handoff between networks (110, 120) operated by different network service providers, which handoff does not require that the networks interface with each other. A first user terminal (102), engaged in a wireless communication session with a second user terminal (134) via a first such network (110), detects a second such network (120). The first user terminal provides user identity information associated with the first user terminal and applicable in the second network to the second user terminal, and sets up a first leg of a communication session with the second network. The second user terminal puts the communication session with the first network on hold, sets up a communication session with the first user terminal via the second network based on the provided user identity information, and the first and second user terminals terminate the communication session with the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Nanjunda Swamy, Sandeep Bhandari
  • Publication number: 20120021708
    Abstract: A communication device is presented that has different processors and a power amplifier. One of the processors receives a signal from a monitor and indicates that an alarm exists to a diagnostics module. The other processor uses the envelope signal of the input signal to be amplified and either the signal from the diagnostics module, the monitor or the power amplifier to adjust modulation of the power supply of the power amplifier dependent on the type of alarm. The power supply voltage or headroom is maximized or frozen at the value of the last detection cycle if a fault or impairment, respectively, of the power amplifier is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: RIZWAN MURJI
  • Publication number: 20120021695
    Abstract: A radio is presented that has a processor, memory, modulator and a power amplifier. An envelope of a signal to be transmitted is used by the processor to control modulation of the voltage of the power amplifier by the modulator between a desired minimum voltage and a desired maximum voltage. Using the memory, the desired minimum voltage is determined from the desired maximum voltage and these voltages are less than nominal minimum and maximum voltage, respectively. The desired minimum voltage is tailored for the radio and takes into account environmental conditions to optimize operating conditions for the radio. If the range of voltages would exceed the dynamic range of the radio, the modulation provided by the modulator is controlled by the processor in steps until the desired minimum and maximum voltages are achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: RIZWAN MURJI
  • Publication number: 20120020335
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus (200) for cell detection in a wireless communication system may include acquiring (315), using a transceiver, synchronization to first radio frame boundaries of a first physical channel from a cell. The method may include attempting to decode frames (320) of a second physical channel that has second radio frame boundaries that are a multiple of the first radio frame boundaries. The method may include performing (325) a cyclic redundancy check on the frames of the second physical channel. The method may include extracting (345) predictable information from a payload from frames that fail the cyclic redundancy check.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: RamaKrishna Yellapantula, Karthik Nagasubramanian, Brett Robertson
  • Patent number: 8102271
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for asset tracking based on a ubiquitous sensor network (USN) using a motion sensing. The apparatus may include: a motion sensing manager to receive motion sensing information from a sensor; a filtering processor to filter the motion sensing information based on a filtering parameter and to determine whether a motion occurs based on the filtered motion sensing information; and a location information update (LU) manager to perform LU depending on whether the motion occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae-Wook Heo, Seung-ki Hong, Woo-Sug Jung, Sun-Joong Kim, Jong-Arm Jun, Cheol Sig Pyo, Young-Min Ji, Byung-Yong Sung
  • Publication number: 20120013768
    Abstract: At least two microphones generate wideband electrical audio signals in response to incoming sound waves, and the wideband audio signals are filtered to generate low band signals and high band signals. From the low band signals, low band beamformed signals are generated, and the low band beamformed signals are combined with the high band signals to generate modified wideband audio signals. In one implementation, an electronic apparatus is provided that includes a microphone array, a crossover, a beamformer module, and a combiner module. The microphone array has at least two pressure microphones that generate wideband electrical audio signals in response to incoming sound waves. The crossover generates low band signals and high band signals from the wideband electrical audio signals. The beamformer module generates low band beamformed signals from the low band signals. The combiner module combines the high band signals and the low band beamformed signals to generate modified wideband audio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert ZUREK, Kevin BASTYR, Joel CLARK, Plamen IVANOV
  • Publication number: 20120007991
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing and determining integrity of video is provided herein. During operation, a trusted unit such as a computer housed within a securable trunk of a vehicle generates or receives data on stimuli applied to a camera and receives video purportedly taken by that camera, as means for the trusted unit or an independent entity to determine if time periods of the stimuli correspond to responses seen or heard within the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: David W. Kravitz
  • Publication number: 20120011436
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods of user interfaces of devices. Such a device includes a display and has at least two keys configured for tactile awareness adjacent thereto. Such keys also can be configured to receive input signals of two types. Two types of input signals can be touch input signals and press input signals. Tactile awareness of a key provides that a user can know when the user has touched the key. Initial information displayed upon the screen can be scrolled when the device receives an input signal of a first key within a predetermined time of receiving an input signal of a second key. A disclosed method further can include, after scrolling the initial information, new information is displayed on the display so that one or more distinct portions of the new information is aligned with one or more of the keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Jinkinson, Sheila A. Foley, Ignacio Germade, Ryan A. Powell, Nicholas Woodley
  • Publication number: 20120002581
    Abstract: A method, device, and system for establishing and maintaining a multicast group call. The method includes monitoring one or more link parameters for each of a plurality of communication devices associated with the multicast group call. The method further includes selecting, for each of the plurality of communication devices, a sector from a plurality of permitted sectors, the selected sector providing an associated highest signal strength for the communication device and forming a multicast communication zone based on the selected sectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff S. Anderson, Henry W. Anderson, Bradley M. Hiben