Patents Assigned to Motorola
  • Publication number: 20200351769
    Abstract: In aspects of wireless connectivity information for a mobile device, a mobile device includes a connectivity module that determines that the mobile device is to wirelessly connect to a network. The connectivity module of the mobile device queries for a host device to provide wireless connectivity information, such as via a direct device-to-device query between the mobile device and the host device. The mobile device receives a query response from the host device, and the connectivity module obtains wireless connectivity information from the query response. The connectivity module utilizes the connectivity information to perform a focused scan for a network, such as a network identified in the query response. In response to detecting the network based on the focused scan, the connectivity module interacts with the network to establish a wireless connection between the mobile device and the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Amal Chandran
  • Patent number: 10825622
    Abstract: A remote speaker microphone includes a housing having a bezel defining an outer surface. The remote speaker microphone further includes a toggle switch lever that rocks back and forth relative to the bezel. The remote speaker microphone further includes a bezel opening through which the toggle switch lever extends at the outer surface. The bezel and the toggle switch lever define a predetermined gap within the bezel opening and within which the toggle switch lever rocks. The bezel, the bezel opening, and the toggle switch lever together form an ice crushing region in response to rocking the toggle switch lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Zhen Xiang Oh, Mohd Hizami Abdul Hamid, Kuang Eng Lim, Wei Hung Tai
  • Patent number: 10827455
    Abstract: An incoming communication can be received. A decision can be made that a short-range wireless communication transceiver is coupled to a plurality of short-range wireless communication audio output devices. The short-range wireless communication audio output devices can include a first short-range wireless communication audio output device and a second short-range wireless communication audio output device. A determination can be made as to which of the first short-range wireless communication audio output device, the second short-range wireless communication audio output device, or both short-range wireless communication audio output devices a notification of the incoming communication should be sent to based on the short-range wireless communication transceiver being coupled to the plurality of short-range wireless communication audio output devices. The notification can be sent to the determined short-range wireless communication audio output device or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rachid Alameh, Zhengping Ji
  • Patent number: 10826440
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for extended operational bandwidth amplifiers with fractional instantaneous bandwidth feed forward correction. In one embodiment, the method includes amplifying a radio frequency (RF) input signal to provide an amplified RF signal and introducing a first delay in the amplified RF signal. The method also includes receiving an error signal of the amplified RF signal and centering a correction bandwidth with respect to the amplified RF signal. The method also includes amplifying the error signal and combining the amplified RF signal and the amplified error signal to reduce an error in the amplified RF signal. The first delay is smaller than a second delay caused by the error path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Rodney W. Hagen
  • Patent number: 10825328
    Abstract: A communication system (100) provides a body wearable garment (102) having a single transmission line (104) for interfacing a main control device (110) to a variety of supplemental devices (108). The single transmission line (104) provides a series of couplers (106) integrated along the line to wirelessly couple the plurality of supplemental devices (108) with the main control device (110). The plurality of supplemental devices (108) are insertable and removable to pouches (114) within the garment, the pouches providing alignment of each supplemental device with a corresponding coupler of the single transmission line (104). Near field wireless power transfer coupling and/or RF signaling are provided. A wide variety of devices can be optimally located along the single transmission line (104) within the garment allowing for considerable improvement of in hands-free portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Wingfield, Antonio Faraone
  • Patent number: 10820683
    Abstract: A holster is provided with an improved attachment interface. The attachment interface is integrated as part of the holster housing and provides a railed track within a circular retaining wall. The attachment interface interchangeably accommodates a variety of different accessory attachments and mounting configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chi T. Tran, Ryan M Nilsen, Goktug Duman, Kiok Yung Lee
  • Patent number: 10825450
    Abstract: An electronic computing device for providing a response to an audio query where the response is determined to have a public safety impact. The electronic computing device includes a microphone and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive audio data including a speech segment and determine a plurality of possible meanings of the speech segment. Each possible meaning is associated with a probability that the possible meaning is a correct meaning for the speech segment and a first possible meaning is associated with a first probability that is higher than a second probability associated with a second possible meaning. The electronic processor is also configured to determine public safety impact context information of the second possible meaning. The electronic processor is further configured to output a second response associated with the second possible meaning without first outputting a first response associated with the first possible meaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Haim Kahlon, Alexander Aperstein, David Lev, Tamar Mordel
  • Patent number: 10824301
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining whether to present one or more data feeds on a communication device. One system includes an electronic computing device including a network interface configured to receive one or more data feeds from one or more network-connectable devices. The data feeds are associated with an incident. The electronic computing device further includes an electronic processor configured to determine an incident type of the incident, and determine a quantity of data feeds associated with the incident. The electronic processor is further configured to determine whether to present the data feeds on a communication device based on the incident type and the quantity of data feeds. The data feeds are presented via an output device of the communication device in response to the electronic processor determining that the data feeds are to be presented on the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Frommelt, Tetyana Gutsol, John L. Finch
  • Patent number: 10824615
    Abstract: One example method includes receiving, at an electronic computing device, a user query and identifying a time window in the past associated with the user query. The method further includes determining that the user query relates to a public safety incident. The method further includes generating a response to the user query. The response is generated as a function of the time window and information relating to the public safety incident. The method further includes storing the response such that information included in the response is added to one of (i) timeline information associated with a user of a communication device at a time commensurate with the time window and (ii) timeline information associated with the public safety incident at a time commensurate with the time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee M. Proctor, Randy L. Ekl
  • Patent number: 10824329
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying query status information on a graphical user interface. One system includes an electronic computing device that includes one or more electronic processors communicatively coupled to a touch sensitive display. The one or more electronic processors are configured to read a gesture made on the touch sensitive display, generate a query based on the gesture, and display a displayed gesture on the touch sensitive display. The displayed gesture substantially encloses an area of the touch sensitive display. The one or more electronic processors are further configured to generate a response to the query, configure the area on the touch sensitive display substantially enclosed by the displayed gesture to be a button, receive an input indicating that the button has been touched, and output the response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Lee M. Proctor
  • Publication number: 20200344213
    Abstract: A wearable device enables access to VPN endpoint devices for secure data communication and privacy for a computing device. The wearable device stores VPN configuration information for a user, which includes the user's VPN credentials for each of one or more remote VPN endpoint devices. When the wearable device is in close proximity to a computing device and is being worn by a user that is authenticated to at least one of the wearable device and the computing device, the wearable device communicates the configuration information to the computing device. The computing device can then use this VPN configuration information to establish a VPN connection to a VPN endpoint device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: John J. Gorsica, IV, Rachid M. Alameh, Jarrett K. Simerson, Robert S. Witte
  • Publication number: 20200342144
    Abstract: Content visibility on a computing device is controlled based at least in part on the proximity of a wearable device to the computing device. When the wearable device is in close proximity to the computing device and the computing device is unlocked, the computing device operates in a full content visibility mode. In the full content visibility mode all user-selectable content on the computing device is displayed. When the wearable device is not in close proximity to the computing device and the computing device is unlocked, the computing device operates in a reduced content visibility mode. In the reduced content visibility mode content visibility on the computing device screen is reduced, such as by limiting which applications (e.g., application icons or widgets) are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Jarrett K. Simerson, John J. Gorsica, IV, Zhengping Ji
  • Publication number: 20200342076
    Abstract: A computing device supports the use of multiple different authenticators for a user to unlock his or her computing device and access his or her user account. An authenticator refers to something that the user knows or has that can be compared to known authentication data in order to authenticate the user. In one or more embodiments, the behavior of the computing device varies for different authenticators by displaying user-selectable content in different visibility modes based on which authenticator is used to authenticate the user. In one content visibility mode content is fully visible on the computing device display screen, whereas in another content visibility mode content visibility on the computing device display screen is reduced. Additionally or alternatively, the behavior of the computing device varies for different authenticators by using different authenticators for different contexts of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Jarrett K. Simerson, John J. Gorsica, IV
  • Publication number: 20200342133
    Abstract: Content visibility on a computing device is controlled based at least in part on the current location of the computing device. When the current location is a safe location for making user-selectable content visible on a display screen of the computing device and the computing device is unlocked, the computing device operates in a full content visibility mode. In the full content visibility mode all user-selectable content on the computing device is accessible to a user of the computing device. When the current location is not a safe location for making user-selectable content visible on the display screen, the computing device operates in a reduced content visibility mode. In the reduced content visibility mode content visibility on the display screen is reduced, such as by limiting which applications (e.g., application icons or widgets) are displayed or otherwise accessible to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Jarrett K. Simerson, John J. Gorsica, IV, Zhengping Ji
  • Patent number: 10816603
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining available current for a battery in a portable electronic device. One method includes, in response to determining that a received current level of an auxiliary supply rail is equal to or below a predetermined threshold, acquiring a plurality of unloaded voltages for the battery and calculating an unloaded voltage based on the unloaded voltages. The method includes activating a switchable load coupled between the battery and ground, acquiring a plurality of loaded voltages for the battery, and calculating a loaded voltage based on the loaded voltages. The method includes calculating an impedance for the battery based on the unloaded and loaded voltages and an impedance for the switchable load. The method includes determining a current budget based on the impedance, a minimum operating voltage, and a maximum allowable current draw, and adjusting an operating parameter of the portable electronic device based on the current budget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Bartels, Javier Alfaro, Hugo Garcia, George S. Hanna, Liang Xu
  • Patent number: 10820029
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for alerting groups of user devices to similar video content of interest based on role. The method includes providing a first video to groups of user devices, each having an associated user role, receiving viewing metrics indicative of levels of viewing interest for the first video from a first group of user devices associated with a particular user role, and when a level of viewing interest is above a predetermined threshold, classifying one or more corresponding first video frames of the first video as frames of interest. The method further includes receiving a second video, determining, using the frames of interest, that video content of the second video is of interest to a second group of user devices having the particular user role, and providing an alert to the second group of user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kuan Heng Lee, Eng Wiang Chan, Peng Khoon Cheah, Mern Keat Lee, Kok Khian Ng, Prebesh Pavithran, Anil Kumar Vadlamudi
  • Patent number: 10817625
    Abstract: A process for triggering and propagating a covert mode status change using configuration protocol data includes, while a computing device is in a non-covert mode, maintaining one or more externally-perceivable output devices according to non-covert-configuration data of a non-covert profile; in response to detecting a trigger: changing the computing device to a covert mode; selecting a covert profile; controlling the externally-perceivable output devices according to covert-configuration data of the covert profile; and transmitting an instruction message to each of one or more second computing devices, the instruction message comprising: a status change message to place each of the one or more second computing devices in a respective covert mode; and covert-configuration protocol data mapped to the covert-configuration data of the covert profile, such that respective externally-perceivable output devices, at the one or more second computing devices, are controlled according to the covert-configuration protoco
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Tal Pasternak, David J. Ley, Kiesha Grant, Alexander Massover, Pavel Livshits, Lisajane M. Romer
  • Patent number: 10819852
    Abstract: A device, system and method for communicating between devices using two protocols is provided. A request is received from a first device to communicate with a second device. A dedicated client operates according to a first protocol. A call server is operated according to a second protocol. An identifier is provided to the second device for requesting a web application for conducting a call via the call server, the identifier associated with the first and second device. A request, including the identifier is received and the web application is provided to the second device. A first call is set up between the dedicated client and a respective dedicated client. A second call is set up between the call server and the web application at the second device. The first call and the second call are connected to conduct an end-to-end call between the first and second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Trent J. Miller, David P. Helm, Eric Johnson
  • Patent number: 10817173
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide virtual control buttons on a computing device, such as a mobile device, e.g. a smart phone, to produce a computing. The computing device includes a housing component defined by a top edge, a bottom edge, a left edge and a right edge. A touchscreen display defines at least a front surface of the housing component and wraps around at least one edge of the housing component to define at least portions of the one edge. The computing device is configured to receive touch input corresponding to a user gripping the device on the at least one edge. A grip profile is identified and corresponds to placement of a user's digits on the at least one edge. Responsive to identifying the grip profile, at least one virtual control button is visually placed on the touchscreen display based, at least in part, on the grip profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott Patrick DeBates, Douglas Alfred Lautner, Jagatkumar V. Shah
  • Patent number: 10820099
    Abstract: A device and method controlling a speaker to emit a sound to protect a microphone is provided. An example device: determines, using a motion detector, when a drop is occurring. The example device, in response to determining that a drop is occurring: controls a speaker of the example device to emit a sound according to one or more predetermined drop parameters, the sound to apply an acoustic pressure at a membrane of the MEMS microphone of the example device to reduce a deflection thereof that results due to one or more of the drop and an impact which ends the drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Haim Caspo, Amihay Fink, Avihu Cohen, Yaakov Moseri, Hadi Shvartz, Evgeny Bialik