Patents Assigned to Motorola, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20110302252
    Abstract: A communication system comprises an access point and one or more client stations associated with the access point. The access point maintains a simple network management protocol (SNMP) table including a respective media access control (MAC) address for each of one or more client stations associated with the access point. In accordance with some embodiments, the access point receives a SNMP request message including a MAC address of the client station for which the association is to be identified. The access point then identifies the association of the client station by searching the SNMP table for the MAC address of the client station for which the association is to be identified. Further, the access point sends a reply message identifying the association of the client station with the access point when the SNMP table includes the MAC address of the client station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Joslyn
  • Publication number: 20110294435
    Abstract: A policy determination function (PDF) makes policy and charging control decisions based on radio spectrum blocks. More particularly, the PDF: receives radio spectrum block data via an interface; and determines, using the radio spectrum block data, a first radio spectrum block for use during a session for a subscriber, wherein the first radio spectrum block is one of a plurality of radio spectrum blocks, and wherein the subscriber has a unique set of policy and charging control (PCC) rules corresponding to each of the radio spectrum blocks in the plurality. The PDF further selects and provides to a policy enforcement function the set of PCC rules for the subscriber corresponding to the first radio spectrum block, for applying to communications with the subscriber during the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: TRENT J. MILLER, JAMES A. MAROCCHI, DEBORAH J. MONKS
  • Publication number: 20110291927
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (200) and method (300). The method (300) can include: detecting (310) a motion signature in a wireless communication device; sensing (320) a location of the wireless communication device; and setting (330) a user interface experience, based on the detected motion signature and sensed location of the wireless communication device. Engagement signatures can be detected in various ways, such as by dock or cradle specific connections, seating, gestures, movements in an x, y and/or z direction and location. A desired location specific user interface experience can include: a preferred user interface experience, application, display brightness, touch lens sensitivity, input key activation, and the like, based on a user preference for a particular location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Roger W. Ady
  • Publication number: 20110294534
    Abstract: A data interface interconnection gateway (DIIGW) is provided that interconnects to different wireless communication networks. The DIIGW implements methods for determining the network location of a mobile station from among the different wireless communication networks. The DIIGW communicates data link messages over standardized air interfaces in accordance with standardized air interface protocols using a data service that implements an acknowledgement mechanism. Depending on the implementation, the data service can be one of: a short data service (SDS), a TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) high speed data service (TEDS), a TETRA packet data service, a short message service (SMS), general packet radio service (GPRS), a text messaging service or a wireless data link service. The DIIGW also implements at least one virtual mobile station that corresponds to a real mobile station that has migrated to a visited wireless communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas M. Gunder
  • Publication number: 20110287719
    Abstract: A system and method for routing audio for a vehicle mounted communication system includes activating (210) a (Push-To-Talk) PTT button associated with a handheld or rear microphone and determining (220) whether a short range wireless device is operationally coupled with the vehicle mounted communication device. In accordance with an embodiment, first audio signals received (260) from a microphone of the short range wireless device are transmitted to a remote party (265) when the short range wireless device is operationally coupled to the vehicle mounted communication device. Second audio signals received (270) from a remote party are routed (275) to a speaker of the short range wireless device, when the short range wireless device is operationally coupled with the vehicle mounted communication device and the PTT button is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellis A. Pinder, Jack Wong
  • Publication number: 20110289037
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making media consumption more social by suggesting a time when users in a group may engage in live communications while consuming media. First, media-consumption activities of the users in the group are monitored. (For example, the set-top boxes of a cable television system monitor when and what each user watches.) Then, from this and possibly from other information, times when each user will be available for live communications are predicted. Finally, the individual predictions are correlated and, if possible, a future time is suggested when at least some of the users in the group will be available for live communications. Some embodiments use other information, such as electronic calendars, to predict when users may be available. The suggested time may be shown on an electronic program guide for a user watching television and may be added to each user's electronic calendar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Tullio, Noel S. Massey
  • Publication number: 20110283218
    Abstract: A communication device including a controller coupled to a user interface wherein the controller is configured to recommend an event and a proposed time at which the event occurs based on tentative time and participant information provided to, or obtained by, the communication device. The participant information identifies an individual with which a user of the communication device may participate in the event. The recommended event and proposed time is communicated to the participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Lauren E. Schwendimann, JoEllen C. Kames
  • Publication number: 20110282826
    Abstract: An electronic device, like a wireless communication device, includes a controller coupled to an interface, wherein the controller is configured to recommend a location or destination based on information about a user of the communication device and based on general destination information. In other embodiments, other recommendations may also be made, for example, a recommended time for traveling to the recommended destination or destination-related resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Lauren E. Schwendimann, JoEllen C. Kames
  • Publication number: 20110278759
    Abstract: An effective economical anti-delamination feature 100 and process 102 for double injected molding is provided to mold attractive high quality products 104, such as, but not limited to, grommets 106 for use in electronic communications devices 108. In the process, after a first shot 114 is injected into a double injection mold 110, an undercut 116 comprising a delamination feature is formed in the double injection mold by tool compression or partial heating, before injecting a second shot 128 into the double injection mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Bk SOHN, Kt LIM
  • Publication number: 20110276326
    Abstract: A method and system for operational improvements in a dispatch console in a multi-source environment includes receiving (310) a plurality of audio streams simultaneously from a plurality of mobile devices, transcribing received audio streams by the means of speech-to-text conversion, presenting real-time transcriptions to the user and determining (320) if a first keyword is present in at least one of the plurality of audio and/or text streams. Upon determining the presence of the first keyword, the dispatch console automatically performs (330) at least one predefined dispatch console operation from a list of predefined dispatch console operations. The dispatch console further receives (340) a second keyword based on determining the presence of the first keyword and checks (350) for the presence of the second keyword within the audio and/or text streams thereby enabling additional automated dispatch console operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Fumarolo, Mark Shahaf
  • Publication number: 20110273376
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods of stylus devices that when in contact with a capacitive touchscreen and a grounding element, can vary the signal level detected on a capacitive touchscreen to create a more realistic writing experience. Disclosed are elements of a touchscreen stylus, which individually or in combination, can enable a touchscreen stylus to have at least one electrical characteristic that is variable. In this way the resistive link between the touchscreen and a grounding element can be varied to enable features such as a capability to vary the width of line being drawn, to vary a region of influence on the touchscreen and/or to vary a temperament of action. The elements of a disclosed stylus can include at least one mechanical feature to provide at least one electrical characteristic that is variable and/or at least one material in an arrangement to provide at least one electrical characteristic that is variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC,
    Inventors: Timothy A. Dickinson, Roger L. Franz, John H. Krahenbuhl, Jiri Slaby
  • Publication number: 20110276330
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and electronic communication devices, such as an in-car speaker device, that can receive via a downloading process, a communication address list from another device to the memory of the electronic communication device and can append a predetermined communication address to the communication address list. The predetermined communication address, which can be to an automated voice recognition based service, can be annunciated first. Also disclosed are methods and electronic communication devices for determining that a communication is with an automated voice recognition based service and then switching from a first call profile to a second call profile. Such a second profile can include different features such as a change of the frequency response of the audio signal of the electronic communication device, and/or reduction or elimination of the echo control, and/or a change in the noise control of the digital signal process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Charlier, Kevin L. Weirich
  • Publication number: 20110267257
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying an image on a communication device are provided. The communication device is formed of a housing (305) having a plurality of surfaces and includes an electronically controlled display (310) coupled to one of the surfaces. The housing further includes a reflecting device (345) for reflecting an image from the display (310) onto another, non-electronic, display (320) located on another surface of the housing. The image is thus viewable on both surfaces of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Shijie Hua, Khai Jin Choo, Seng Huan Chuah, Wey Chien Heng, Boon Hoong Ooi, Shook Gunn Tan
  • Publication number: 20110267939
    Abstract: Methods are provided for fade protection at infrastructure equipment in a wireless communication network. The disclosed fade protection methods quantify signal quality, and based on the signal quality can detect fade conditions and/or recovery from such fade conditions. In one implementation, the disclosed fade protection methods can be implemented at Fixed Network Equipment (FNE) in an Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Project 25 (P25) compliant system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: James E. Streed, Harish Natarahjan
  • Publication number: 20110267967
    Abstract: A scheduler capable of operating in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing communication system schedules a control channel for a user equipment by determining a channel quality metric associated with the user equipment, calculating a target control channel element quality metric, determining a control channel element utilization rate, wherein the control channel element utilization rate a past rate of utilization of control channel elements, and selecting a control channel element aggregation level for the control channel based on the channel quality metric, the target control channel element quality metric, and the control channel element utilization rate. The scheduler then allocates control channel elements to the control channel based on the selected control channel element aggregation level. The scheduler further may steal power from one or more unused control channel elements and assign the stolen power to control channel elements assigned to the control channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Jiangnan Jason Chen, Li-Fan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110267938
    Abstract: A method is described to compensate for deviation error in a H-CPM sync or data burst received by a MLSE receiver in a communication device. The deviation error is estimated and matched filter coefficients are adjusted using the estimated deviation error. Metrics are determined for the current state using the adjusted matched filter coefficients. The state having the minimum metric is determined to be the most likely current state. The most likely previous state is similarly determined The burst is reconstructed backward from the last state to the initial state. The metric is the squared magnitude of the difference between the channel estimate multiplied by the matched filter coefficient associated with one of the possible states and the current state. Timing and frequency errors are compensated for before estimation and correction of the deviation error. Pilot or sync symbols are used in estimating the deviation error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Alan P. Conrad, Kevin G. Doberstein
  • Publication number: 20110267253
    Abstract: A communication device is presented that has an antenna structure with a relatively short length and covers multiple resonances including the UHF and the GPS bands. The antenna structure has a conductive base to which a whip antenna is connected through a helical radiating element. A cylindrical sheath capacitively connected to the helical element provides distributed impedance matching for the antenna structure. A monopole or another helical element provides higher resonance than that of the whip antenna or connected helical element. If the higher resonance is provided by a monopole, the monopole is disposed radially adjacent to the helical element and is capacitively connected with the helical element through an opening in the sheath. If the higher resonance is provided by a helical element, the helical element is capacitively or galvanically connected to the end of the whip antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: GIORGI BIT-BABIK, ANTONIO FARAONE
  • Publication number: 20110263275
    Abstract: A method for dynamically providing location-based services, including receiving at least one user input indicating a request for a suggested point of interest; and generating a query based on the user input and a time reference. In addition, the generated query can be processed to identify a plurality of points of interest. The points of interest can be presented to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA INC.
    Inventors: KAUSTUBH KALE, DOMINIK BUSZKO
  • Publication number: 20110260922
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for updating an RSSI-based map. A scanning devices notes which tags are seen during a scan and measures a “proxy distance” from the scanning device to each tag. When the scan is initiated, the scanning device measures the RSSIs from the local WAPs. The current location of the scanning device is determined by triangulating from the proxy distances of the scanned tags. That location is then correlated with the contemporaneously measured RSSIs. The correlation is used to update the RSSI-based map. In some embodiments, it is not the scanning device that measures the RSSIs. Instead, the WAPs measure the RSSIs from the scanning device whenever the scanning device transmits the results of a scan. In some embodiments, the operator of the mapped environment places scannable tags at fixed locations. Scans of these fixed-location tags are especially useful when determining the current location of the scanning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Chuntao Zhang, Thomas S. Babin, Timothy J. Collins, Julius S. Gyorfi, Tom Mathew, Swee M. Mok
  • Publication number: 20110263288
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for extending a virtual channel of a communication area to a user equipment is disclosed. A message including a virtual channel identity and an area identity from the user equipment is received at a call controller. The call controller determines that the virtual channel identity is associated with a communication area and the area identity is associated with an area outside the communication area. The call controller then determines whether a virtual channel extension feature is enabled on the user equipment, and if so, receives data from the user equipment and then distributes the data on the virtual channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael F. Korus, Peter M. Drozt, Donald G. Newberg