Patents by Inventor Francis Forest

Francis Forest has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10088866
    Abstract: A method for controlling an orientation of data on a display of a device, includes determining a device angular position for the device, determining a usage context parameter for the device, and controlling the orientation of the data on the display based on the device angular position and the usage context parameter. A device includes a display, an orientation sensor to determine a device angular position for the device, and a processor coupled to the orientation sensor. The processor is to determine a usage context parameter for the device and control the orientation of the data on the display based on the device angular position and the usage context parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Mark Braun, Francis Forest
  • Patent number: 10007816
    Abstract: In aspects of on-demand RFID tag activation, an RFID tag is configured so as to enable a person to activate the RFID tag if or when the person wishes. An RFID tag includes an integrated circuit (IC), an antenna coupled to the IC, activation circuitry, and a detachable disable tab. For an example implementation, the RFID tag is in an active state if the IC is capable of responding to an interrogation signal and is in an inactive state if the IC is incapable of responding to an interrogation signal. The activation circuitry is configured to establish the inactive state if the disable tab is attached to the RFID tag or to establish the active state if the disable tab is detached from the RFID tag. The disable tab, if attached to the RFID tag, may impose a short-circuit linkage against the activation circuitry to prevent operation of the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Scott DeBates, Francis Forest, Mary Hor-Lao, Douglas A. Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 9965658
    Abstract: In embodiments of person-centric RFID tag activation, an RFID tag is configured so as to be active or inactive based on proximity to a person. An RFID tag includes an integrated circuit (IC), an antenna coupled to the IC, and skin proximity activation circuitry. For example embodiments, the skin proximity activation circuitry is configured to establish an active state for the RFID tag if proximate to skin and an inactive state if not proximate to skin. For an example implementation, an RFID tag is placed in an operationally active state in which an interrogation signal is detectable by an IC if at least one skin contact point is touching skin. For another example implementation, an RFID tag is placed in a communicatively active state in which a received interrogation signal may trigger the sending of a response signal if a detected temperature comports with a human-appropriate range of temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Francis Forest, Douglas A. Lautner
  • Patent number: 9939907
    Abstract: A portable device includes micro-electro-mechanical systems (“MEMS”) wind turbines integrated in the portable device. A gesture detection module receives signals generated by the MEMS wind turbines based on movement of the portable device that causes a wind force to be applied to the MEMS wind turbines. The gesture module then recognizes a gesture based on the signals generated from the wind force and initiates an action of the portable device that corresponds to the gesture (e.g., the device is awakened).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Francis Forest, Scott Debates
  • Patent number: 9898309
    Abstract: A portable device includes micro-electro-mechanical systems (“MEMS”) wind turbines integrated in the portable device. A gesture detection module receives signals generated by the MEMS wind turbines based on movement of the portable device that causes a wind force to be applied to the MEMS wind turbines. The gesture module then recognizes a gesture based on the signals generated from the wind force and initiates an action of the portable device that corresponds to the gesture (e.g., the device is awakened).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Francis Forest, Scott Debates
  • Publication number: 20170357833
    Abstract: In aspects of on-demand RFID tag activation, an RFID tag is configured so as to enable a person to activate the RFID tag if or when the person wishes. An RFID tag includes an integrated circuit (IC), an antenna coupled to the IC, activation circuitry, and a detachable disable tab. For an example implementation, the RFID tag is in an active state if the IC is capable of responding to an interrogation signal and is in an inactive state if the IC is incapable of responding to an interrogation signal. The activation circuitry is configured to establish the inactive state if the disable tab is attached to the RFID tag or to establish the active state if the disable tab is detached from the RFID tag. The disable tab, if attached to the RFID tag, may impose a short-circuit linkage against the activation circuitry to prevent operation of the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott DeBates, Francis Forest, Mary Hor-Lao, Douglas A. Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 9754137
    Abstract: In embodiments of on-demand RFID tag activation, an RFID tag is configured so as to enable a person to activate the RFID tag if or when the person wishes. An RFID tag includes an integrated circuit (IC), an antenna coupled to the IC, activation circuitry, and a detachable disable tab. For an example implementation, the RFID tag is in an active state if the IC is capable of responding to an interrogation signal and is in an inactive state if the IC is incapable of responding to an interrogation signal. The activation circuitry is configured to establish the inactive state if the disable tab is attached to the RFID tag or to establish the active state if the disable tab is detached from the RFID tag. The disable tab, if attached to the RFID tag, may impose a short-circuit linkage against the activation circuitry to prevent operation of the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Francis Forest, Mary Hor-Lao, Douglas A Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 9613336
    Abstract: In embodiments of RFID logic tag, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) logic tag can interrogate multiple RFID tags, such as a first RFID tag that monitors the status of a first item, as well as a second RFID tag that monitors the status of a second item. The RFID logic tag receives status data as responses from the respective first and second RFID tags (and optionally, additional RFID tags). The RFID logic tag is implemented to then generate a logic signal based on a logic operation applied to the status data received from the RFID tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Francis Forest, Mary Hor-Lao, Douglas A. Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah, Hong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20160371517
    Abstract: In embodiments of person-centric RFID tag activation, an RFID tag is configured so as to be active or inactive based on proximity to a person. An RFID tag includes an integrated circuit (IC), an antenna coupled to the IC, and skin proximity activation circuitry. For example embodiments, the skin proximity activation circuitry is configured to establish an active state for the RFID tag if proximate to skin and an inactive state if not proximate to skin. For an example implementation, an RFID tag is placed in an operationally active state in which an interrogation signal is detectable by an IC if at least one skin contact point is touching skin. For another example implementation, an RFID tag is placed in a communicatively active state in which a received interrogation signal may trigger the sending of a response signal if a detected temperature comports with a human-appropriate range of temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Francis Forest, Douglas A. Lautner
  • Publication number: 20160371516
    Abstract: In embodiments of on-demand RFID tag activation, an RFID tag is configured so as to enable a person to activate the RFID tag if or when the person wishes. An RFID tag includes an integrated circuit (IC), an antenna coupled to the IC, activation circuitry, and a detachable disable tab. For an example implementation, the RFID tag is in an active state if the IC is capable of responding to an interrogation signal and is in an inactive state if the IC is incapable of responding to an interrogation signal. The activation circuitry is configured to establish the inactive state if the disable tab is attached to the RFID tag or to establish the active state if the disable tab is detached from the RFID tag. The disable tab, if attached to the RFID tag, may impose a short-circuit linkage against the activation circuitry to prevent operation of the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Francis Forest, Mary Hor-Lao, Douglas A. Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah
  • Publication number: 20160364005
    Abstract: A portable device includes micro-electro-mechanical systems (“MEMS”) wind turbines integrated in the portable device. A gesture detection module receives signals generated by the MEMS wind turbines based on movement of the portable device that causes a wind force to be applied to the MEMS wind turbines. The gesture module then recognizes a gesture based on the signals generated from the wind force and initiates an action of the portable device that corresponds to the gesture (e.g., the device is awakened).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Francis Forest, Scott Debates
  • Publication number: 20160363982
    Abstract: A portable device includes micro-electro-mechanical systems (“MEMS”) wind turbines integrated in the portable device. A gesture detection module receives signals generated by the MEMS wind turbines based on movement of the portable device that causes a wind force to be applied to the MEMS wind turbines. The gesture module then recognizes a gesture based on the signals generated from the wind force and initiates an action of the portable device that corresponds to the gesture (e.g., the device is awakened).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Francis Forest, Scott Debates
  • Publication number: 20160364680
    Abstract: In embodiments of RFID logic tag, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) logic tag can interrogate multiple RFID tags, such as a first RFID tag that monitors the status of a first item, as well as a second RFID tag that monitors the status of a second item. The RFID logic tag receives status data as responses from the respective first and second RFID tags (and optionally, additional RFID tags). The RFID logic tag is implemented to then generate a logic signal based on a logic operation applied to the status data received from the RFID tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Francis Forest, Mary Hor-Lao, Douglas A. Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah, Hong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20160274622
    Abstract: A method for controlling an orientation of data on a display of a device, includes determining a device angular position for the device, determining a usage context parameter for the device, and controlling the orientation of the data on the display based on the device angular position and the usage context parameter. A device includes a display, an orientation sensor to determine a device angular position for the device, and a processor coupled to the orientation senor. The processor is to determine a usage context parameter for the device and control the orientation of the data on the display based on the device angular position and the usage context parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Braun, Francis Forest
  • Publication number: 20120253663
    Abstract: An electronic system for providing personal navigation assistance to a user includes a first mobile electronic device having a first GPS module for generating first GPS data and an INS module for generating INS data, and a second mobile electronic device having a second GPS module for generating second GPS data. A wireless communication link allows for communication of data between the first electronic device and the second electronic device. A processor combines the first GPS data, the second GPS data, and the INS data to produce calculated location data indicative of the location of a user at each of a plurality of times. An output component provides personal navigation assistance to a user based on the calculated location data, such as audio instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC.
    Inventors: Mohammad Bani Hani, Rog Ady, Francis Forest
  • Patent number: 7342955
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmission power amplifier bias control in an enhanced data rate for global system mobile evolution mobile communication device. The apparatus can include a transmitter configured to transmit information on an enhanced data rate for global system mobile evolution network at a first transmitter output power. The transmitter can include a modulator configured to receive an input signal and map information in the input signal to symbols represented by eight phase offsets and a power amplifier configured to provide the first transmitter output power for transmitting the symbols represented by eight phase offsets. The apparatus can also include a controller configured to adjust a first bias condition of the power amplifier to a second bias condition based on a changed parameter of operation related to the data stored in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Motorola Inc
    Inventors: Francis Forest, Armin Klomsdorf, Ernest Schirmann, Robert S. Trocke
  • Patent number: 7151947
    Abstract: A method (800) and an apparatus for controlling transmission power associated with a transmitting unit (220) are described herein. The transmitting unit (220) generally includes a processing component (310), a baseband controller (320), a linearization controller (330), a variable baseband source (340), and a radio frequency (RF) component (350). The variable baseband source (340) may generate a baseband signal based on an input signal. The RF component (350) may generate an RF signal based on the baseband signal. The processing component (310) may generate a first control signal and a second control signal. Further, the processing component (310) may provide the first control signal to the baseband controller (320) to adjust the variable baseband source (340), and provide the second control signal to the linearization controller (330) to adjust the RF frequency component (350).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Klomsdorf, Francis Forest
  • Patent number: 7036371
    Abstract: The device for detection of an oil unbalanced mass inside the rotor of a machine includes a device configured to entrain oil present in the rotor in rotation, such that the oil rotation speed is practically the same as the rotation speed of said rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Snecma Moteurs
    Inventors: Francis Forest, Michel Franchet
  • Publication number: 20050069439
    Abstract: The device for detection of an oil unbalanced mass inside the rotor (2) of a machine includes means of entraining oil (100) present in the rotor (2) in rotation, such that the oil rotation speed is practically the same as the rotation speed of said rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Applicant: SNECMA MOTEURS
    Inventors: Francis Forest, Michel Franchet
  • Publication number: 20040213335
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmission power amplifier bias control in an enhanced data rate for global system mobile evolution mobile communication device. The apparatus can include a transmitter configured to transmit information on an enhanced data rate for global system mobile evolution network at a first transmitter output power. The transmitter can include a modulator configured to receive an input signal and map information in the input signal to symbols represented by eight phase offsets and a power amplifier configured to provide the first transmitter output power for transmitting the symbols represented by eight phase offsets. The apparatus can also include a controller configured to adjust a first bias condition of the power amplifier to a second bias condition based on a changed parameter of operation related to the data stored in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Francis Forest, Armin Klomsdorf, Ernest Schirmann, Robert S. Trocke