Patents Assigned to Motorola, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20110255527
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing the direct mode TDMA transmission of a set of radios by following a selected radio as the leader includes: receiving, by a radio, a communication from an other radio; identifying, by the radio, a leader according to a leadership election rule using the received communication from the other radio and a current leader information; setting, by the radio, the identified leader as its leader; and synchronizing, by the radio, a time slot boundary with a time slot boundary defined by the leader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Dipendra M. Chowdhary, David G. Wiatrowski
  • Publication number: 20110256871
    Abstract: An intelligent subscriber and method of the subscriber roaming between base stations is presented. An unexpected uplink, such as a request to initiate communication, a SMS communication or request to change talkgroup, is transmitted to a base station. When a predetermined number of such uplinks remain unacknowledged by the base station, the subscriber determines that terminal failure of the base station has occurred. An ordered list of available base stations able to serve the subscriber is maintained in subscriber memory. The ordering is based on service level and within each service level by radio measurements. The list is manipulated such that the service level of the original base station is minimized A new base station is selected using the manipulated ordered list. The service level of the original base station is then restored. A communication is sent to an external host to record information about the terminal failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID J. COOPER, SEAN M. FERRIS, YUHONG LIANG
  • Publication number: 20110254736
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining stream weights is provided herein. During operation, an uplink direction of arrival (DOA) and a downlink direction of departure (DOD) calibration procedure is implemented using uplink signals and GPS information from a subset of mobiles without the need of calibration circuitry at the base. Because the presented calibration procedure needs no new hardware it can be deployed in existing deployments with only a soft-ware upgrade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Thomas, Frederick W. Vook
  • Publication number: 20110254383
    Abstract: A smart method (100) and module (300) to minimize standby loss is disclosed. The method (100) can include the steps of: detecting (110) a current parameter at a load node; determining (120) whether a current parameter threshold has been reached; and disabling (13) power delivery based on determining whether the current parameter threshold has been reached. Advantageously, the smart method (100) can provide minimal to zero standby loss, when a current parameter threshold has been reached. This method has use in many electronic devices and particularly in battery chargers, for example, when a predetermined current parameter threshold has been reached or an energy storage device (battery) charge is complete, minimal or zero standby loss can be attained. In one embodiment, the smart method (100) can substantially fully switch off AC mains to eliminate standby loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Roger L. Franz, Mark F. Valentine
  • Publication number: 20110255521
    Abstract: A method for direct mode channel access in a time division multiple access (TDMA) system includes: assigning a radio operating in the TDMA system to transmission on a first time slot of a direct mode channel; initiating a request for a direct mode transmission on the direct mode channel; determining, by the radio, whether there is communication activity present in the first time slot or a second time slot of the direct mode channel; aligning, by the radio, to a selected slot timing based on the determining step; and transmitting, by the radio, with the selected slot timing on the first time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Bohn, David G. Wiatrowski
  • Publication number: 20110248928
    Abstract: There is described a portable electronic device and method for gestural operation of context menus. The portable electronic device comprises a touch-sensitive sensor, a display having the touch-sensitive sensor corresponding to at least a portion of the display, and a processor coupled to the touch-sensitive sensor. The display provides an activation image and a plurality of transient menu options arranged radially from the activation image in response to detecting a first activation at the touch-sensitive sensor. Each transient menu option corresponds to a distinct device action. The processor activates a device action corresponding to a particular transient menu option in response to detecting a second activation at the touch-sensitive sensor that corresponds to the particular transient menu option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventor: Jeyprakash Michaelraj
  • Publication number: 20110249550
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for uplink time synchronization in a communication system includes a first step 602 of receiving uplink data from a user equipment. A next step 604 includes storing a time error of the uplink data along with a time stamp. A next step 620 includes integrating the time error to provide an accumulated time error. A next step 606, 626 includes dumping the accumulated time error upon the time stamps of the accumulated data meeting a timing condition. A next step 610 includes comparing the accumulated time error against a threshold. A next step 616 includes scheduling a time advance with the user equipment if the accumulated time error exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Yehuda Y. Luz, Gregory M. Agami, Vincent M. Sciascia
  • Publication number: 20110250923
    Abstract: A method and device enable establishing an inter-radio frequency subsystem interface (ISSI) unit-to-unit call between a calling unit of a calling home radio frequency subsystem (RFSS), and a called unit of a called home RFSS, through a hosted ISSI function (HIF). The method includes processing, at the HIF, a first invite message received from the calling home RFSS, wherein the first invite message includes a first request uniform resource identifier (URI) that designates an alias system unit identification (SU-ID). In response to the first invite message, transmitting, from the HIF to the called home RFSS, a second invite message, including a second request URI that designates a real SU-ID, wherein the HIF acts as the calling home RFSS. The unit-to-unit call is thus established between the calling unit and the called unit through the calling home RFSS, the HIF, and the called home RFSS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Trent J. Miller, Rod N. Averbuch, Gerald R. Drobka, Peter M. Drozt, Sikendar Fidai, Michael F. Korus, Todd A. Leigh, Donald G. Newberg, Scott J. Pappas, Brian R. Poe, Steven E. Vanswol
  • Publication number: 20110250922
    Abstract: A hosted inter-radio frequency subsystem interface (HIF) maintains a list of affiliated radio frequency subsystems (RFSSs), the list identifies at least one serving RFSS. An affiliation request is transmitted from the HIF to the home RFSS, which is a home RFSS of the group. The HIF receives from the serving RFSS a request to initiate an inter-RFSS group call to the group using HIF addressing. The HIF transmits a request to the home RFSS to initiate the inter-RFSS group call using serving RFSS addressing. A data packet from the home RFSS or the serving RFSS is received at the HIF. Upon receipt, the HIF transmits a copy of the data packet to the serving RFSS if the data packet was received from the home RFSS; otherwise, the HIF transmits a copy of the data packet to the home RFSS if the data packet was received from the serving RFSS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Trent J. Miller, Rod N. Averbuch, Gerald R. Drobka, Peter M. Drozt, Sikendar Fidai, Michael F. Korus, Todd A. Leigh, Donald G. Newberg, Scott J. Pappas, Brian R. Poe, Steven E. Vanswol
  • Publication number: 20110243532
    Abstract: Methods for video stabilization during movement include capturing a video stream by an imaging system of a video stabilization system. The video stream includes a plurality of image frames. As the video stream is captured, a motion sensor of the video stabilization system detects a pattern of recurring motion. Motion sensor data is generated for the sequence of image frames that characterizes the pattern of recurring motion. At least one image frame of the sequence of image frames is edited based on a comparison of the motion sensor data for the sequence of image frames to motion sensor data for a region of interest for the imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Bostaph, Manuel Oliver, Daniel J. Sadler
  • Publication number: 20110243262
    Abstract: An Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing communication system is provided that triggers a transmission of an uplink sounding signal by use of a Downlink Control Information (DCI) message. In various embodiments of the invention, the DCI message may be used to individually trigger an uplink sounding signal by a single user equipment or may be used to trigger an uplink sounding signal by a group of users equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Amitabha Ghosh, Bishwarup Mondal
  • Publication number: 20110239308
    Abstract: Systems and methods for vetting data include receiving a notification at a second processor that a first processor has written first output data to an output data buffer in an output device. A hardware-implemented buffer access flag controls a permission for the first processor to write data to the output data buffer. The second processor sets the hardware-implemented buffer access flag to a first setting that prevents the first processor from writing additional output data to the output data buffer while the first output data in the output data buffer is being inspected. The second processor has a read-write permission to the hardware-implemented buffer access flag. The first processor has a read-only permission to the hardware-implemented buffer access flag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Fuchs, Brian W. Pruss, Gary W. Schluckbier
  • Publication number: 20110237217
    Abstract: A communication system (100) provides collaboration amongst a plurality of communication devices (110, 112, 114, 116, 120) during emergency conditions. Emergency trigger(s) are used to detect an emergency condition. Emergency information is collected and can be shared and appended amongst the communication devices prior to the emergency information being transferred in a redundant manner across a plurality communication systems (140, 142) to a plurality of external devices (130, 144, 146).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Deborah J. Monks, Alejandro G. Blanco
  • Publication number: 20110239115
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques that allow the user of a mobile device to select an avatar within a virtual world presented on the display screen of the mobile device. In some embodiments, a user manipulates a thumbwheel. As the thumbwheel is turned, the avatars on the display screen are highlighted one after another. The user then presses a thumbwheel button to select a desired avatar. Some embodiments allow the user to select more than one avatar at a time. Several highlighting techniques are available. In some embodiments, the user uses speech commands instead of a thumbwheel to highlight the avatars one by one. Speech input is also used to select one or more avatars. Some devices support a touch-screen interface. Embodiments for these devices allow the user to select an avatar by, for example, drawing an arc enclosing the avatar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Jay J. Williams, Renxiang Li, Jingjing Meng
  • Publication number: 20110235534
    Abstract: A system and method for uplink ACK/NACK signaling for aggregated carriers in a communication network includes a step 400 of determining that a user equipment-specific configuration consists of at least two aggregated downlink carriers. A next step 402 includes instructing the user equipment to provide ACK/NACK feedback. A next step 404 includes receiving ACK/NACK feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Weidong Yang
  • Publication number: 20110238995
    Abstract: Authentication methods are used to authenticate, a device1 having an ESN1 (electronic serial number), a device2 having an ESN2, and/or a user of the devices. In one implementation, device1 receives the ESN2 in a near-field signal; derives an authentication result as a function of the ESN1 and ESN2; and sends the authentication result to an authenticator device to use in completing authentication. Authentication is confirmed when the device1 authentication result matches an authentication result independently generated by the authenticator device, which is provisioned with the ESN1 and ESN2. In a second implementation, device1 generates a RAND1 (random number) and sends the RAND1 to device2 over a near-filed link. An authenticator device confirms authentication upon receiving the same RAND1 from both device1 and device2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: ALEJANDRO G. BLANCO, GEORGE S. HANNA, JOHN B. PRESTON, MARK BOERGER
  • Publication number: 20110238726
    Abstract: Applications are provided to communication devices provide flexible operation between default modes of operation and an expanded mode of operation in which both communication devices share capabilities. A purchase order is created for a plurality of communication devices. A determination is made as to whether a collaboration feature is enabled at each device. The collaboration feature being enabled at each device results in additional revenue to the ordering process. If collaboration is enabled at both devices at 306, 312, and then collaboration operation are enabled 316 which allows for predetermined operating features to be registered and additional revenue applied. The communication devices 102, 104 are then automatically linked (via information sharing link 120 using linkage application 140) to share capabilities of the registered features at 320. The resulting order comprises a plurality of communication devices that provided an expanded mode of operation when operating together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: David E. Klein, Eric D. Brooks, Steven E. Young, Deborah J. Monks, Alejandro G. Blanco
  • Publication number: 20110237288
    Abstract: A system and method for uplink power control for aggregated channels in a communication network includes a step 300 of defining power scaling parameters to be used to derive power scaling factors to be applied to associated aggregated uplink channels. A next step 302 includes providing the power scaling parameters to user equipment. A next step 304 includes applying power scaling factors derived from the power scaling parameters to the associated aggregated uplink channels when the user equipment will exceed a maximum transmit power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Amitabha Ghosh
  • Publication number: 20110237287
    Abstract: A communication system (100) provides collaboration between narrowband communication devices (102) and broadband communication devices (104) operating over different networks. The communication devices (102, 104) are linked to provide peer-to-peer communication that supports the dissemination of public safety information to a public safety personnel user utilizing the devices. Applications within the devices (102, 104) automatically control features amongst the plurality of devices for redundancy of critical information, removal of non-critical information and power management. Context information can also be examined and shared between amongst the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Motorola Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Klein, Scott M. Alazraki, Eric D. Brooks, Steven E. Young, Deborah J. Monks, Alejandro G. Blanco
  • Publication number: 20110227642
    Abstract: A communication device having an RF power amplifier stage with a Cartesian feedback loop is provided. The loop has forward paths whose outputs are combined to form an output signal that is fed back to a single feedback path. Each forward path has a common path with a filter that filters the overall loop response and a unique split path. The main and auxiliary split paths have a power amplifier and carry signals respectively of lower and higher frequencies. The auxiliary amplifier is faster than the main amplifier. Different phases of the carrier signal are used during upconversion such that the overall phase response through the split paths is equal. Instability recovery problems introduced by higher-order loop filters are mitigated by baseband loop filters with switchable order. Upon detecting instability, the loop filter order is reduced and is subsequently increased after eliminating the unstable operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: MIKKEL CHRISTIAN WENDELBOE HOYERBY, NIELS-HENRIK LAI HANSEN