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Motorola Mobility patents (2017 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Motorola Mobility may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Motorola Mobility, we're just tracking patents.

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Epdg selection

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for epdg selection. One apparatus 200 includes a processor 605 that identifies a region in which the apparatus 200 is currently located, transmits a query 800 to a domain name system (“dns”) server 270 based on the region not being a home region 210 of the apparatus 200, the query 800 identifying the region in which the apparatus is currently located, and selects an enhanced packet data gateway (“epdg”) 140 based on a response to the query. ... Motorola Mobility

Method and apparatus for scheduling user equipment uplink transmissions on an unlicensed carrier

A method and apparatus schedule user equipment uplink transmissions on an unlicensed carrier. A grant for transmitting physical uplink shared channel on a serving cell operating on an unlicensed carrier can be received in a subframe. ... Motorola Mobility

Privacy mode detection and response over voice activated interface

A portable electronic communication device includes a user input receiver, one or more user outputs, and a processor programmed to receive user input from the user input receiver and to determine based on the user input whether the user desires the device to enter a private mode. The device alters communications from the device via the one or more user outputs while in the private mode, and enters the private mode if the user input indicates that the user desires the device to enter the private mode. ... Motorola Mobility

In-device coexistence with other technologies in lte license assisted access operation

Methods and structures are disclosed which facilitate co-existence of long term evolution (lte) type communication signal reception and transmission using one carrier, such as a licensed carrier, and another carrier, such as an unlicensed carrier, in the presence of other transmissions using the other carrier.. . ... Motorola Mobility

Method and apparatus for low latency transmissions

A method and apparatus provide for low latency transmissions. A first control channel can be transmitted in a first temporal portion of a subframe. ... Motorola Mobility

Modular system connection assignment

A modular device system includes a base portable electronic communication device and an add-on module. A multi-pin connector array on the base portable electronic communication device includes multiple connectors supporting one or more data speeds and other functionality. ... Motorola Mobility

Polymer hard coat and methods of preparation

A dispersion comprised of at least 49 wt % of additive particles, a polymerizable monomer, a dispersant and a solvent. Upon polymerization the dispersion forms a hard coat with a haze of at most 0.5% and a transmission of at least 90%. ... Motorola Mobility

Applying an application-specific ambient light setting configuration

A method, system and computer program product applying an application profile to a display configuration of a device, which overrides the default ambient light setting (als) data associated with a display. The method includes detecting initiation of an application. ... Motorola Mobility

On-demand activation of radio frequency identification (rfid) tag

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. ... Motorola Mobility

Method and apparatus for detecting object position relative to antenna arrays of an electronic communication device

An electronic communication device performs a method to detect proximity of an object to the device. The method includes determining a set of mutual coupling values for at least one pair of a plurality of antennas arrays of the electronic communication device. ... Motorola Mobility

System, apparatus, and method for securing structures

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for securing structures. One fastener includes a threaded body and a head. ... Motorola Mobility

Responsive, visual presentation of informational briefs on user requested topics

A method and electronic device that enables quick presentation of user briefs on the electronic device includes: receiving, at the electronic device, an informational brief (ib) request (ibr) input that includes an identifier of a topic and a trigger that causes the electronic device to open an ib content screen that temporarily presents specific information corresponding to the topic. In response to receipt of the ib input, the method further includes: retrieving the ib content screen, with content that includes at least one of the specific information; presenting the ib content screen on the electronic device; monitoring an elapsed presentation time for the ib content screen on the electronic device; comparing the elapsed presentation time against a time limit allocated for presenting the ib content screen; and in response to expiration of the time limit, closing the ib content screen to return the device to its previous operating state.. ... Motorola Mobility

Managing unintended camera clicks

A camera invocation gesture to access a first camera on a mobile device is received by the mobile device. Responsive to receiving the camera invocation gesture, a second camera on the mobile device is utilized to ascertain a context associated with whether a user likely intends to take a picture. ... Motorola Mobility

Routing transaction data over a data pipe

A method and system for facilitating, via a first device, an electronic financial transaction with a second device having limited network connectivity. The method includes the first device detecting initiation of a financial transaction with the second device. ... Motorola Mobility

11/30/17 / #20170344777

Systems and methods for directional sensing of objects on an electronic device

Systems and methods determine a swipe direction of an object on an electronic device to enable the performance of actions in response to the determined swipe direction. The swipe direction may be determined with respect to a biometric authentication sensor of the electronic device. ... Motorola Mobility

11/16/17 / #20170331696

System and method for determining a master device in a neighborhood aware network

A device and method for determining a master device in a neighborhood aware network (nan). The method includes identifying a number of peer devices located within communication range of a first device and that are capable of communicating via the nan. ... Motorola Mobility

11/16/17 / #20170330548

Background noise reduction in an audio device

A method and apparatus are for determining one or more background noise characteristics, determining one or more incoming audio characteristics; and generating a combined audio signal comprising an active noise cancellation (anc) component and a modified incoming audio (mia) component. The anc component is determined based on at least one of the one or more incoming audio characteristics and the background noise characteristics. ... Motorola Mobility

11/16/17 / #20170329796

Systems and methods for context-based file sharing

Systems and methods process files on an electronic device to enable context-based sharing of the files associated with an event, and to ease and simplify the user experience. According to certain aspects, an electronic communication including a request to share files may be parsed for keywords related to an event. ... Motorola Mobility

10/26/17 / #20170311219

Apparatus and method for internet protocol (ip) flow mobility

In one example, a method and apparatus for providing internet protocol (ip) packet flow mobility from a first wireless access technology (rat) interface to a second wireless access technology (rat) interface communicates packet information of a first ip packet flow via the first rat interface and transmits a redirection packet for the first ip packet flow via the second rat interface during the communication of the packet information. The method and apparatus also transmits redirected packet information of the first ip packet flow to the second rat interface in response to the receiving of redirected packet information of the first ip packet flow from the second rat interface. ... Motorola Mobility

10/26/17 / #20170310661

Providing authorization data over a validated connection to access a provider service

A method, system, and computer program product for automatically receiving authorization data required to log into a service portal from a second device to a first device, via a validated connection. The method includes the first device submitting a first request to a provider to acquire authorization data required for an authenticated login to an associated online service of the provider. ... Motorola Mobility

10/26/17 / #20170308253

Drive mode feature discovery

A method includes determining that a device is in a driving state and prompting a user to enable a hands-free mode of operation responsive to detecting a manual interaction with the device by the user while the device is in the driving state. A device includes a display, at least one sensor to detect motion of the device, and a processor to detect a driving state of the device based on the motion and prompt a user of the device to enable a hands-free mode of operation responsive to detecting a manual interaction with the device by the user while the device is in the driving state.. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170290082

Pdu sessions with various types of session continuity

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for providing data connectivity with various types of data session continuity. One apparatus 200 includes a processor 205 that receives a data session request, identifies a required continuity type based on the data session request, and establishes a pdu session having the required continuity type. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170290062

Multi-radio wireless local area network apparatus and method

An apparatus includes a first media access control (mac) device comprising a first radio transceiver and having a first mac address and a second mac device comprising a second radio transceiver and having a second mac address. The second mac device is operatively coupled to the first mac device. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170289978

Method and apparatus for reducing latency of lte uplink transmissions

A method and apparatus reduce latency of long term evolution (lte) uplink transmissions. Configuration information regarding a downlink control information message for a physical uplink shared channel transmission can be transmitted. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170289955

System and method for managing the monitoring and receipt of a paging signal

The present invention provides a system and method for managing in a wireless communication device the receipt of a paging signal from a wide area wireless network. The method includes detecting by the wireless communication device whether the user of the wireless communication device is available for receiving an alert regarding incoming information via the wireless communication device. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170289888

Rules handling in a wireless communication system

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for rules handling. One apparatus includes a processor that determines whether a remote unit will apply network traffic steering data for routing data traffic on a first route across a first access network and a second route across a second access network. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170289805

Embedded active matrix organic light emitting diode (amoled) fingerprint sensor and self-compensating amoled

Various embodiments provide a computing device that includes a self-compensating system embedded in the device's display active area. The self-compensating system is composed of a series of pin diode circuits that include pin diodes that are formed as active matrix organic light emitting diodes (amoleds) at least partially within the gap between pixels in the display active area.. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170289446

Automatic white balance using histograms from subsampled image

A method includes receiving statistical image data for a set of image data. The statistical image data includes composite intensity metrics for each of a plurality of color channels for each of a plurality of cells of a subsampling grid. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170289097

Multi-radio single internet protocol address wireless local area network apparatus and method

An apparatus includes a first media access control (mac) device with a first radio transceiver and having a first mac address, and a second mac device with a second radio transceiver and having a second mac address. The first mac device is operative to communicate with a first wireless access point using an internet protocol (ip) address. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170288300

Wireless communication system with multi-mode cavity antennas

An antenna system for implementation in a wireless communication system such as a mobile device, and a wireless communication system employing such an antenna system, and a related methodology, are disclosed herein. In one example embodiment, a mobile device includes a display, a chassis, and one or more electrical components. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170287630

Coil and method for increasing the degree of an electromagnetic coupling

The present application provides a coil for facilitating an electromagnetic coupling and method for increasing the degree of an electromagnetic coupling. The coil for facilitating an electromagnetic coupling includes one or more loops formed from a material through which an electric current can flow. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170286084

Rfid-based device wireless updates

In embodiments of rfid-based device wireless updates, a rfid reader interrogates a rfid tag of a device, and receives a response that indicates device software is not a latest version. The rfid reader communicates wireless network connection information and a file location of a device software update to the rfid tag of the device, and rfid tag memory maintains the file location and the wireless network connection information that is associated with a wireless network. ... Motorola Mobility

10/05/17 / #20170285403

Display construct with integrated switchable mirror and corresponding systems and methods

A display device includes a liquid crystal display operable to selectively transmit light. The display device also includes a switchable mirror that is operable to switch from a pellucid state to a reflective state. ... Motorola Mobility

09/28/17 / #20170280491

Method and device for establishing a peer-to-peer connection in a mobile communication network

A network element of a core network receives a connectivity request for a first peer device. The connectivity request includes an indication for establishing a peer-to-peer connection for the first peer device to communicate data packets with a second peer device. ... Motorola Mobility

09/28/17 / #20170280384

Apparatuses and methods for controlling always-on displays for mobile devices

Receiving a first notification at a mobile device, displaying a first set of information related to the first notification for a first time period commencing when the first notification is received, analyzing data from a sensor of the mobile device to detect a presence of a user, in response to detecting the presence of the user, and also in response to receiving a subsequent notification, displaying an updated set of information related to the subsequent notification during a second time period that commences upon receipt of the subsequent notification.. . ... Motorola Mobility

09/28/17 / #20170280360

Method and device for data communication over a peer-to-peer connection in a mobile communication network

A first base station of an access network exchanges with a first peer device and a network element of a core network to establish a peer-to-peer connection and associated first access network bearer for the first peer device. The first access network bearer is unbound to a core network bearer. ... Motorola Mobility

09/28/17 / #20170279948

Embedded active matrix organic light emitting diode (amoled) fingerprint sensor

Various embodiments provide a handheld computing device, such as a cellular phone, that includes a fingerprint sensor embedded in the device's display active area. The fingerprint sensor is composed of a series of pin diodes that are configured to operate in a photo-receiving mode. ... Motorola Mobility

09/28/17 / #20170276506

Methods and systems for providing contextual navigation information

A method in an electronic device includes receiving, with an audio capture device such as a microphone, a request for navigational information. One or more processors of the electronic device then identify a transit mode. ... Motorola Mobility

09/21/17 / #20170272559

Electronic device with flexible display and hinged housing, and corresponding systems and methods

An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge, which can be a multi-link hinge, couples the first device housing to the second device housing. ... Motorola Mobility

09/14/17 / #20170265248

Drx handling in lte license assisted access operation

Methods and structures are disclosed which facilitate handling discontinuous reception (drx) in long term evolution (lte) type communication signal reception and transmission using one carrier, such as a licensed carrier, and another carrier, such as an unlicensed carrier, in the presence of other transmissions using the other carrier.. . ... Motorola Mobility

09/14/17 / #20170264888

Electronic device with flexible display and louvered filter, and corresponding systems and methods

An electronic device includes one or more processors and a display that is flexible. A louvered filter, which can be optionally configured in an electronic device attachment, as a first louvered filter and a second louvered filter, or otherwise, is then disposed along the flexible display. ... Motorola Mobility

09/14/17 / #20170264806

Image processing circuit, hand-held electronic device and method for compensating for motion in an image received by an image sensor

The present application provides an image processing circuit, a hand-held electronic device and a method for compensating for motion in an image received by an image sensor. The method includes sub-dividing an array of individual sensor cells from an image sensor adapted for receiving an image into at least a first sub-group and a second sub-group of sensor cells. ... Motorola Mobility

09/14/17 / #20170262835

Using identification tags in a mobile device for physical location transactions

A method includes reading transaction initiation data from an identification tag associated with a selected physical location on a device. Transaction data associated with the selected physical location is communicated using a communication link operated by the device. ... Motorola Mobility

09/14/17 / #20170262136

Devices and methods for modifying temporally dependent content elements of electronic communications

An electronic device includes a wireless communication circuit and one or more processors. The one or more processors are operable to the one or more processors to detect an inability of the wireless communication circuit to transmit an electronic communication that includes one or more temporally dependent content elements. ... Motorola Mobility

09/14/17 / #20170262065

Method and apparatus for gesture detection in an electronic device

An electronic device includes one or more processors, a motion detector, another motion detector, such as a gyroscope or one or more accelerometers, and one or more proximity detectors. An amount of movement of the electronic device, an amount of rotation about an axis, and whether an object is proximately located with a major face of the electronic device can be determined. ... Motorola Mobility

09/14/17 / #20170261329

Using identification tags in a mobile device for providing directions to a physical location

A method includes providing a plurality of identification tags each associated with one of a plurality of physical locations. First identification data is read from a selected one of the plurality of identification tags designated as a home location on a device. ... Motorola Mobility

09/07/17 / #20170257950

Polysiloxane films and methods of making polysiloxane films

A method of forming a polysiloxane film on a substrate comprises polymerizing a siloxane monomer in a reaction chamber containing the substrate. The polymerization is catalyzed by a 30-60 w radio frequency plasma, the pressure in the reaction chamber during the polymerization is 100-400 mtorr, the residence time of the siloxane monomer in the reaction chamber is 5-120 minutes, the siloxane monomer is heated to 30-200° c. ... Motorola Mobility

09/07/17 / #20170257131

Determining spatial relationships between housings of a mobile device

In implementations, a mobile device having a plurality of housings connected, one to another, using a flex structure that is bendable, is configured to determine spatial relationships between the housings. Sensors within the mobile device allow the mobile device to determine the spatial relationships as the mobile device is manipulated via the flex structure.. ... Motorola Mobility

09/07/17 / #20170256270

Voice recognition accuracy in high noise conditions

Systems and methods for voice recognition determine energy levels for speech and noise and generate adaptive thresholds based on the determined energy levels. The adaptive thresholds are applied to determine the presence of speech and to generate noise-dependent triggers for indicating the presence of speech during high-noise conditions. ... Motorola Mobility

09/07/17 / #20170255799

Automating device testing using rfid

Device testing using radio-frequency identification (rfid) is described herein. The testing uses one or more rfid readers that interrogate an rfid tag on a mobile device and, in response to the interrogation, receive data from the rfid tag. ... Motorola Mobility

09/07/17 / #20170253765

Polysiloxane films and methods of making polysiloxane films

A polysiloxane film comprises si—o bonds and has a thickness of 0.3 to 1.5 microns. Adjacent electrodes coated with the polysiloxane film have a leakage current of at most 0.01 ma at 10 v after contact with water. ... Motorola Mobility

08/31/17 / #20170251140

Apparatus, method, and program product for capturing video

Apparatuses, methods, and program products are disclosed for capturing video. In one method, video is captured using a video capturing device. ... Motorola Mobility

08/31/17 / #20170250958

System and method for receiving and relaying a paging message via a paging proxy

The present invention provides a system and method for receiving and relaying a paging message via a paging proxy in a wide area wireless network. The system and method include detecting a proxy device for acting as a paging proxy near a present position of the mobile wireless communication device, where the proxy device includes a communication connection with a network paging controller, and is adapted to interact with the mobile wireless communication device separately from a wide area communication connection used by the mobile device to communicate with the wide area wireless network. ... Motorola Mobility

08/31/17 / #20170249908

Hybrid liquid crystal display

An lcd includes a 2-d array of pixels including at least one transmissive light modulator including a first light modulation signal input, and at least one reflective light modulator including a second light modulation signal input, a processor configured to provide a plurality of images to a display driver; and a display driver configured to provide the plurality of images to the 2-d array of pixels, wherein the display driver provides a first image frame to the transmissive light modulator, wherein the display driver provides a second image frame to the reflective light modulator; wherein the display driver provides a first image frame to the transmissive light modulator, wherein the display driver provides a second image frame to the reflective light modulator, and wherein the first image frame is displayed by the transmissive light modulator at the same time the second image frame is displayed by the reflective light modulator.. . ... Motorola Mobility

08/24/17 / #20170245316

Procedures to support network slicing in a wireless communication system

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for supporting network slicing. One apparatus includes a processor that receives a data packet to be transmitted via a mobile communication network, identifies an application category associated with the data packet, and requests a network connection corresponding to the identified application category. ... Motorola Mobility

08/24/17 / #20170244716

Apparatus and method for accessing a network

Apparatuses, methods, and program products are disclosed for accessing a network. One method includes receiving, at a second information handling device, a request from a first information handling device for access to a network accessible via the second information handling device. ... Motorola Mobility

08/24/17 / #20170244430

Multiplex antenna matching circuit, wireless communication device, and method for coupling multiple signal ports to an antenna via cascaded diplexers

The present application provides a multiplex antenna matching circuit and method for coupling multiple signal ports to an antenna via cascaded diplexers. The multiplex antenna includes a diplexer for coupling a single merged port associated with an antenna with two separated signal nodes. ... Motorola Mobility

08/24/17 / #20170243351

Selective local registration based on registration error

For selective local registration based on registration error, a method determines a first registration error between a template image and a source image. The method further warps the source image to compensate for camera motion in response to the first registration error exceeding a registration error threshold. ... Motorola Mobility

08/24/17 / #20170242498

Passive chopsticks stylus system for capacitive touch screens

A method, chopstick stylus apparatus, and a chopstick stylus interfacing system provides both single stylus functionality and dual stylus functionality corresponding to specific touch screen interactions with the chopstick stylus apparatus. A dual stylus detection module (dsdm) executing on a processor of a touch screen computing device receives and/or causes the processor to receive input values that correspond to information representing touch screen interactions detected using a touch screen sensor. ... Motorola Mobility

08/17/17 / #20170238266

Method and apparatus for transmitting pucch with a lower a-mpr

A method and apparatus for transmit a physical uplink control channel (pucch) with a lower additional maximum power reduction (a-mpr). A target power (ppucch_target) can be set to power control a pucch transmission. ... Motorola Mobility

08/17/17 / #20170238026

Determining a playback rate of media for a requester

A method, a system, and a computer program product for providing media to a requester at a particular playback rate associated with the requester. The method includes receiving a request from a requester for a playback session of media that includes a time varying content. ... Motorola Mobility

08/10/17 / #20170230960

Method and apparatus for transmitting pucch with a lower a-mpr

A method and apparatus for transmit a physical uplink control channel (pucch) with a lower additional maximum power reduction (a-mpr). A first a-mpr to apply to a transmission power can be ascertained at a device for a first resource block of a pucch transmission. ... Motorola Mobility

08/10/17 / #20170230559

Method and apparatus for automatic stage scene detection

A method and apparatus provide automatic stage scene detection. A first image of a scene can be captured using a frame luma for automatic exposure control. ... Motorola Mobility

08/10/17 / #20170228094

Method and device for detecting fascia damage and repairing the same

An electronic device includes a fascia manufactured from a shape memory polymer. One or more thermal elements can be disposed adjacent to the fascia or integrated into the fascia. ... Motorola Mobility

08/03/17 / #20170223687

Method and apparatus for low latency transmissions

A method and apparatus provide for low latency transmissions. A resource assignment can be received. ... Motorola Mobility

08/03/17 / #20170223634

Battery disconnect safeguard

In embodiments, a mobile device includes a primary battery as a power source to power components of the mobile device, and includes a secondary battery as an additional power source to power the components of the mobile device. A sensor is implemented to detect a free-fall of the device that indicates an impending secondary battery disconnect event due to the mobile device being dropped. ... Motorola Mobility

08/03/17 / #20170222857

Method and apparatus for reception of control signaling

A method and apparatus provide reception of control signaling in a wireless communication network. A first device can communicate with a second device using serving cell operating on an unlicensed carrier. ... Motorola Mobility

08/03/17 / #20170222681

Configurable wearable electronic device

An electronic device includes a pliable casing that enables the electronic device to be configured in at least two different shapes. The two different shapes include a first shape that aligns the electronic device to a second electronic device having a set physical shape and a second shape that has at least one different physical configuration of the casing relative to the first shape. ... Motorola Mobility

08/03/17 / #20170221187

Deblurring an image

For deblurring an image, a method records both short-exposed pixels at a higher frame rate for a short-exposure region and normal-exposed pixels at a normal frame rate for full resolution. In addition, the method deblurs a normal-exposed image as a function of the short-exposed pixels and the normal-exposed pixels.. ... Motorola Mobility

08/03/17 / #20170215743

Wearable device heart monitor systems

In embodiments of wearable device heart monitor systems, a wearable device has electrical contacts integrated in a housing base of the wearable device as electrodes designed to contact skin of a user while wearing the wearable device. A housing bezel of the wearable device designed as an additional point of contact on the wearable device. ... Motorola Mobility

07/27/17 / #20170215075

Hardware verification with rfid-stored build information

In embodiments of hardware verification with rfid-stored build information, a mobile device includes hardware components and a radio-frequency identification (rfid) tag to store build information for hardware verification of the hardware components in the mobile device. A bootloader can interrogate the rfid tag to obtain the build information and compare the build information to current information of the hardware components in the mobile device. ... Motorola Mobility

07/27/17 / #20170214567

Using rf energy on an uplink channel to transition an unpowered access point to a power-up state

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for using rf energy on an uplink channel to transition an unpowered access point to a power-up state. One apparatus 300 includes a processor 305 that receives uplink data from a remote unit 105 over a first uplink channel and determines whether to offload the data traffic of the remote unit 105 to an access point 115, wherein the access point 115 transitions to a power-up state after harvesting radio energy from a second uplink channel. ... Motorola Mobility

07/27/17 / #20170214378

Single port wide band impedance matching circuit with narrow band harmonic bypass, wireless communication device, and method for providing antenna matching

The present application provides a single port wide band impedance matching circuit and method for providing antenna matching. The single port wide band impedance matching circuit includes a single signal port adapted for receiving a wide band signal. ... Motorola Mobility

07/27/17 / #20170213559

Method and apparatus for managing multiple voice operation trigger phrases

A method and apparatus for managing multiple voice operation trigger phrases includes an electronic computing device enabling a first voice operation trigger phrase and a second voice operation trigger phrase on the electronic computing device. The method further includes determining whether a context applies to the electronic computing device, loading the first voice operation trigger phrase upon determining that a first context applies to the electronic computing device, and loading the second voice operation trigger phrase upon determining that a second context applies to the electronic computing device.. ... Motorola Mobility

07/27/17 / #20170213552

Detection of audio public announcements by a mobile device

A mobile device runs audio recognition while operating in a low power state. A mobile device processor will wake from the low power state in response to detecting an audio trigger corresponding to an audio public announcement at a location of the mobile device. ... Motorola Mobility

07/27/17 / #20170212381

Liquid crystal display without bezel

A device includes a liquid crystal display panel, a compression pad, and a bottom chassis. The bottom chassis supports the liquid crystal display panel. ... Motorola Mobility

07/20/17 / #20170205365

Calculating an effective heat transfer coefficient of a device

A method, a system, and computer program product for calculating an effective heat transfer coefficient of a device. The method includes measuring: an internal temperature of the device, a first temperature at a first location along a first resistive path of a parallel resistive network and a second temperature at a second location along a second resistive path of the parallel resistive network. ... Motorola Mobility

07/20/17 / #20170205280

Stowed device detection using multiple sensors

A computing device determines whether the device is in a stowed state (a state in which the device is stowed in a location such as a pocket, purse, bag, etc.) or a not stowed state (a state in which the device is not stowed in such a location). This determination is made using multiple different sensors on the device, at least one of which is situated on one side (e.g., the front or top) of the device and at least one of which is situated on the opposite side (e.g., the back or bottom) of the device. ... Motorola Mobility

07/13/17 / #20170201620

Portable electronic device with proximity-based communication functionality

An electronic device includes a housing and one or more processors. At least one proximity sensor component is operable with the one or more processors and can include an infrared signal receiver to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing. ... Motorola Mobility

07/13/17 / #20170201618

Automatically applying modifications to a device in a liquid environment

A method, a system, and computer program product automatically apply at least one modification to a device that optimizes the operation of the device in a liquid environment. The method includes detecting immersion of a device in a liquid environment. ... Motorola Mobility

07/13/17 / #20170199721

Device control based on its operational context

Systems and methods for controlling a portable electronic communication device use device operational context to provide user trigger or command input. When user input is received from a user of the device, a set of user input options is selected based on an operational context of the device, including an identification of at least one running application. ... Motorola Mobility

07/06/17 / #20170195957

Reducing energy usage with a low power sensor core

A computing device includes wireless sensor hardware that senses wireless signals from various wireless devices that are in close proximity to the computing device. The wireless signals are sensed by the wireless sensor hardware, which provides the data embedded in the sensed wireless signals to a host processor of the computing device or to a low power sensor core of the computing device. ... Motorola Mobility

07/06/17 / #20170195893

Method and apparatus for directing an antenna beam based on a location of a communication device

A method is performed by a first communication device for directing an antenna beam based on a location of a second communication device. The method includes receiving first location data that indicates the location of the second communication device. ... Motorola Mobility

07/06/17 / #20170194706

Method and apparatus for directing an antenna beam based on motion of a communication device

A method is performed by a first communication device for directing an antenna beam based on motion. The method includes directing an antenna beam in a first direction. ... Motorola Mobility

07/06/17 / #20170193982

Method and apparatus for managing audio readouts

For managing audio readouts and visual notifications, a method and apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes audio output device, a display device, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor to: present, via the audio output device, an audio readout to the user of the apparatus, determine a user attention state, and present, via the display device, a visual cue in a visual notification that corresponds to the audio readout, in response to the user attention state being a state of user interest. ... Motorola Mobility

07/06/17 / #20170193208

Multimodal biometric authentication system and method with photoplethysmography (ppg) bulk absorption biometric

A multimodal biometric authentication system utilizes a bulk absorption characteristic of human tissue that is measurable using a photoplethysmography (ppg) sensor. One disclosed method of operation includes extracting bulk absorption features from biometric data obtained using a ppg sensor and generating a first biometric template. ... Motorola Mobility

07/06/17 / #20170193207

Multimodal biometric authentication system and method with photoplethysmography (ppg) bulk absorption biometric

A multimodal biometric authentication system utilizes a bulk absorption characteristic of human tissue that is measurable using a photoplethysmography (ppg) sensor. One disclosed method of operation includes extracting bulk absorption features from biometric data obtained using a ppg sensor and generating a first biometric template. ... Motorola Mobility

07/06/17 / #20170192482

Fingerprint sensor with power saving operating modes, and corresponding devices, systems, and methods

A method in an electronic device having one or more processors operable a fingerprint sensor and one or more other sensors includes detecting, with a fingerprint sensor, false fingerprint data. After detecting the false fingerprint data, the method determines whether the electronic device is disposed within a pocket. ... Motorola Mobility

07/06/17 / #20170192123

Detection of stowed state for device

A method includes illuminating at least a portion of a display proximate an ambient light sensor of a device, detecting a first light measurement using the ambient light sensor responsive to the illuminating, and generating an asserted value for a proximity state of the device based on the light measurement exceeding a first predetermined threshold. A device includes a display, an ambient light sensor, and a processor coupled to the display and the ambient light sensor to illuminate at least a portion of the display proximate the ambient light sensor, detect a first light measurement using the ambient light sensor with the display illuminated, and generate an asserted value for a proximity state of the device based on the light measurement exceeding a first predetermined threshold.. ... Motorola Mobility

06/29/17 / #20170185265

Context notification apparatus, system and methods

An apparatus includes a transceiver, a display, and a processor, operatively coupled to the transceiver and to the display. The processor is operative to interrupt a communication application by displaying a context notification within a graphical user interface (gui) of the communication application on the display. ... Motorola Mobility

06/22/17 / #20170181212

Devices and methods for establishing an ad hoc peer-to-peer network

A node is operable to communicate in an ad hoc peer-to-peer network using a predefined communication protocol. The node includes a local area wireless communication circuit and one or more processors. ... Motorola Mobility

06/22/17 / #20170180844

Wireless stereo headset antenna system

A first electronic device uses a first wireless link to connect wirelessly to an audio source device, and a second wireless link to connect to a second electronic device. In some cases, the first electronic device and the second electronic device can be worn by, or mounted to, a user. ... Motorola Mobility

06/22/17 / #20170180544

Answering call based upon thermal detection of proximity to a user

A method includes generating a call alert notification on a device responsive to receiving an incoming call. A removal of the device from a stowed position is detected after generating the call alert notification. ... Motorola Mobility

06/22/17 / #20170180522

Internal magnetic locking for mobile devices

Systems and methods for assembling a mobile cellular device do not require screws or adhesives, allowing for more efficient and less wasteful rework of the device when needed. In an embodiment, one or more fixed lock elements are attached to one a screen assembly of the device (or the device housing) and a locking shaft is retained in the housing (or the screen assembly). ... Motorola Mobility

06/15/17 / #20170171984

Circuit substrate and method for managing the placement of one or more capacitors

The present application provides a circuit substrate and a method of managing the placement of one or more groupings of a plurality of capacitors coupled to a circuit substrate. Each capacitor has a pair of terminals, as well as a component shape which changes as a voltage difference is selectively applied across the pair of terminals. ... Motorola Mobility

06/15/17 / #20170171859

Method and apparatus for reducing latency of lte uplink transmissions

A method and apparatus reduce latency of long term evolution (lte) uplink transmissions. A downlink control information (dci) message can be transmitted in a first subframe. ... Motorola Mobility

06/15/17 / #20170171821

Method and apparatus for changing an operating state of a portable electronic device

A method and apparatus for changing an operating state includes a portable electronic device determining that the portable electronic device is in a first position for which a display face of the portable electronic device is directed upward with respect to a downward-directed gravitational field. The method also includes determining that the portable electronic device is undergoing rotational motion through a curved trajectory that takes the portable electronic device from the first position to a second position and determining that the portable electronic device is in the second position for which the display face of the portable electronic device is directed downward with respect to the gravitational field. ... Motorola Mobility

06/15/17 / #20170171523

Assisted auto white balance

Assisted auto white balance is described to improve the overall quality of a captured image, particularly for a single image scene that contains more than one type of illumination. An image is obtained, partitioned into a plurality of regions, and at least some of the regions are independently white balanced. ... Motorola Mobility

06/08/17 / #20170164102

Reducing multiple sources of side interference with adaptive microphone arrays

Configuring microphones in an array to gather signals from a desired source of sound in a main lobe, and configuring the microphones to gather side interference by controlling at least one of a relative phase or a relative magnitude of signals gathered by each of the microphones to provide a respective plurality of differential microphone arrays each having a corresponding directional pattern that orients a null towards the desired source of sound and that provides a side lobe. The gathered side interference from the plurality of differential microphone arrays is processed to generate a reference signal that is subtracted from the signals that are gathered from the main lobe to provide an output signal wherein the side interference is reduced or cancelled.. ... Motorola Mobility

06/08/17 / #20170163784

Methods, systems, and devices for pairing wireless communication devices

A method in a wireless communication device includes detecting, with one or more control circuits actuation of the user interface actuator. The one or more control circuit can then determine whether the wireless communication device is disposed at a first predefined location, such as a first receiver of a wireless communication device accessory or a second predefined location. ... Motorola Mobility

06/08/17 / #20170163782

Method and apparatus for contextually managing contact priorities based on travel

A method and apparatus for contextually managing contact priorities based on travel includes an electronic device configured to determine a travel destination remote from a home location for the electronic device and to determine a set of individuals who will be located at the travel destination. The electronic device is further configured to temporarily make one or more contacts for the set of individuals preferred contacts while traveling and to enable a limited-interruption mode on the electronic device while traveling, wherein an audible alert on the electronic device is enabled for preferred contacts and disabled for non-preferred contacts while the limited-interruption mode is enabled.. ... Motorola Mobility

06/08/17 / #20170163173

Full bridge tunnel diode inverter

Systems and methods for electrical power conversion include the provision of a full-bridge tunnel diode inverter topology which provides a balanced push-pull drive voltage and current across the entire transformer primary. Moreover, the full-bridge tunnel diode inverter may avoid operating its tunnel diodes in a high-current/high-voltage state at light loads, unlike a single-diode inverter. ... Motorola Mobility

06/08/17 / #20170161879

Applying corrections to regions of interest in image data

A method, a system, and computer program product for correcting image artifacts in image data captured by a camera sensor in conjunction with a flash. The method includes extracting, from a buffer, an image data captured by at least one camera sensor. ... Motorola Mobility

06/08/17 / #20170161482

Device and method for authentication by a biometric sensor

There is described an electronic device comprising a biometric authentication sensor and a control circuit, and a method thereof. The biometric authentication sensor detects an object in proximity. ... Motorola Mobility

06/08/17 / #20170161016

Methods and systems for controlling an electronic device in response to detected social cues

An electronic device includes an audio capture device, one or more physical sensors or context sensors, and one or more processors. A method of operating the electronic device includes receiving audio input, identifying a device command from the audio input, and detecting one or more multi-modal social cues from an environment about the electronic device. ... Motorola Mobility

06/01/17 / #20170155751

Mobile device with public announcement reception while using a headset accessory

A mobile device detects use of a headset accessory and, in response, scans for wireless local area network (wlan) access points that provide a public announcement service. The mobile device will connect with a wlan access point and proceed to receive public announcement audio which is sent over the headset accessory. ... Motorola Mobility

05/18/17 / #20170142654

Methods for reconnecting to a network

In a first embodiment, a method includes: entering a reduced communications performance environment, wherein a mobile device connected to a network loses connection to the network; attempting to reconnect to the network in the reduced performance environment without success; recording network connection attempt information; entering an improved performance environment, wherein the mobile device is reconnected to the network; and transmitting the network connection attempt information to a remote server. In a second embodiment, a method includes: consulting a network reconnection attempts profile previously sent from a cloud server to a mobile device; based on the network reconnections attempts profile, determining a network reconnection attempt schedule; and attempting to reconnect to the network according to the network reconnection attempt schedule until the mobile device is reconnected to the network.. ... Motorola Mobility

05/18/17 / #20170142386

Method and apparatus for interpolating pixel colors from color and panchromatic channels to color channels

Panchromatic pixels and chromatic pixels are interpolated into color channels per pixel of an output image. First, panchromatic pixels and chromatic pixels are used to generate an intermediate image with panchromatic channel, and color channels per pixel. ... Motorola Mobility

05/18/17 / #20170139434

Power supply with variable configurable current limit

A power supply includes a connector, a power conversion controller to generate a power supply signal at the connector, and a communication and control processor. The communication and control processor is to receive a set of current control parameters including a current limit over a communication link in the connector, receive measurements of current and voltage of the power supply signal, and generate a drive signal for controlling the power conversion controller based on the received current control parameters and the measurements of the current and the voltage.. ... Motorola Mobility

05/11/17 / #20170135116

Method and apparatus for low latency transmissions

A method and apparatus provide for low latency transmissions. A higher layer configuration can be received at a device. ... Motorola Mobility

05/11/17 / #20170135096

Method and apparatus for low latency transmissions

A method and apparatus provide for low latency transmissions. A higher layer configuration message can be received. ... Motorola Mobility

05/11/17 / #20170135084

Method and apparatus for low latency transmissions

A method and apparatus provide for low latency transmissions. A first control channel can be transmitted in a first temporal portion of a subframe. ... Motorola Mobility

05/11/17 / #20170134857

Method and apparatus for increasing audio output of a device

A method and apparatus increase audio output of a device. A mode of audio output operation of a device can be determined. ... Motorola Mobility

05/11/17 / #20170134137

Method and apparatus for low latency transmissions

A method and apparatus provide for low latency transmissions. A higher layer configuration message can be received that indicates a set of resource blocks for receiving data packets in at least one symbol of a subframe. ... Motorola Mobility

05/11/17 / #20170134078

Method and apparatus for beamforming with coupled antennas

A method and apparatus provide beamforming with coupled antennas. A first channel matrix can be transformed into a transformed second channel matrix. ... Motorola Mobility

05/11/17 / #20170134077

Method and apparatus for channel determination for time division duplex systems with coupled antennas

A method and apparatus for channel determination for time division duplex systems with coupled antennas. A signal can be received at a receiving device. ... Motorola Mobility

05/11/17 / #20170131778

Method and system for audible delivery of notifications partially presented on an always-on display

An electronic device includes one or more processors, a touch-sensitive display and an audio output operative in a first mode to produce an audible output at a first output level, and operable in a discreet mode operative to produce the audible output at a second output level that is less than a first output level. The one or more processors can present a user actuation target or a portion of a notification at a location on the touch sensitive display. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170127466

Wireless ad hoc network assembly using network coding

A method of setting up a wireless ad hoc network includes constructing an initial network graph by a source device. The network graph represents the source device, at least one intermediate device, and at least one communication path between the source device and the intermediate device. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170127463

Wireless ad hoc network assembly using network coding

A method of operating a wireless ad hoc network includes determining a group of intermediate devices on communication paths from a first source device and a second source device to a set of destination devices. Each intermediate device of the group has a communication path to a corresponding subset of destination devices such that a communication path exists from both the first source device and the second source device to each destination device of the set of destination devices. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170126951

Updating an exposure table of an image sensor

A method, a system, and computer program product for updating a current exposure table that is used by an image sensor in order to prevent alternating current (ac) frequency banding due to incandescent or fluorescent lights in a camera preview, a captured video, and/or captured still images. The method includes detecting a condition that triggers an update to a current exposure table that is used by at least one image sensor of a device. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170126864

Module slices in modular portable electronic device

In an embodiment of the disclosed principles, a modular device system includes a base device configured to accept multiple modules at once. The system further includes thin modules designed to stack upon one another on the base device to provide extended functionality. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170126852

Wireless ad hoc network assembly using network coding

A method of operating a wireless ad hoc network includes configuring an intermediate device with a first linear network code corresponding to a first source device and a second linear network code corresponding to a second source device. The intermediate device is on communication paths from the first source device and the second source device to a plurality of destination devices. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170126753

Method and apparatus for temporarily prioritizing contacts based on context

A method and apparatus for prioritizing contacts based on context includes an electronic device configured to detect a meeting for a user of the electronic device, wherein the meeting is scheduled for a meeting time interval, and to determine a participant of the meeting. The electronic device is further configured to temporarily make a contact for the participant a priority contact during the meeting time interval and to enable a meeting mode on the first electronic device during the meeting time interval. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170126591

Intelligent vacation responder

A method, a system, and computer program product for generating and transmitting intelligent autoreply messages in reply to an incoming message. The method includes receiving an incoming message in an inbox of a respondent that has an autoreply message activated and identifying, from content of at least one of the incoming message and the autoreply message, whether at least one pre-established condition is present that triggers an update to the autoreply message prior to transmitting the autoreply message. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170126499

Method and device for proximity-based redirection of data associated with web traffic

A mobile device performs a method for proximity-based redirection of data associated with web traffic. The method includes detecting a beacon signal from an external device when in proximity to the external device. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170126348

Apparatus and method for generating and using a pilot signal

A method and apparatus is for generating a modulation signal that comprises a resource block. A resource element sequence, mnp, of m pilot symbols is determined that corresponds to an nth of n subcarriers. ... Motorola Mobility

05/04/17 / #20170126265

Proximal user detection with measurement receiver

A method, communication device, and computer program product mitigate specific absorption rating (sar) exposure to a user proximate to a communication device. The method includes an on-device measurement receiver of a communication device detecting a first signal level corresponding to power delivered to a first antenna. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170118739

System and method for establishing a paging proxy in a wide area wireless network

The present invention provides a system and method for establishing a paging proxy in a wide area wireless network. The system and method include detecting a proxy device for acting as a paging proxy near a present position of the mobile wireless communication device, where the proxy device includes a communication connection with a network paging controller, and is adapted to interact with the mobile wireless communication device separately from a wide area communication connection used by the mobile device to communicate with the wide area wireless network, where the proxy device is assigned to a particular tracking area. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170118674

Random linear network encoded data transmission from user equipment

For random linear network encoded data transmission from user equipment, a method receives a galois field and a resource allocation for transmission of data from the user equipment. The method further encodes a first set of k data packets from a first data ensemble into a first random linear network coded (rlnc) packet as a function of the galois field. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170118673

Random linear network encoded data transmission

For random linear network encoded data transmission, a method communicates a galois field to user equipment. In addition, the method receives a set of k data packets, wherein at least two of the k packets are of different packet lengths. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170118613

Personal safety monitoring

A method includes identifying a personal safety risk situation in a device. A safety alert notification is issued responsive to identifying the safety risk situation. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170116995

Acoustic and surface vibration authentication

Systems and methods for authorizing a user of a portable communications device entail sampling a user utterance via both an air mic (audio mic) and a conduction mic (surface mic or bone conduction mic). The difference between these signals is unique to each user since the tissues of each user will differ with respect to audio conduction. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170116457

Device and method for authentication by a biometric sensor

There is described an electronic device comprising a biometric authentication sensor and a control circuit, and a method thereof. The biometric authentication sensor detects an object in proximity. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170116456

Thermopile enhanced finger print sensor

A user device can include finger print sensor, a thermopile, and a housing. The finger print sensor can be configured to sense a finger print of a user of the apparatus. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170116455

Fingerprint sensor with proximity detection, and corresponding devices, systems, and methods

An electronic device includes a housing and a user interface. One or more processors are operable with the user interface. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170116454

Fingerprint sensor with proximity detection, and corresponding devices, systems, and methods

An electronic device includes a housing and a user interface. One or more processors are operable with the user interface. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170116445

Surface material enhancement with radio frequency identification (rfid) tags

In certain embodiments of surface material enhancement with radio frequency identification (rfid) tags, one or more rfid pressure assemblies are incorporated into a surface material. An rfid pressure assembly includes a pressure switch and an rfid tag. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170115819

Detecting presence of protective liner on device display

A method includes determining a presence of a protective liner on a display of a device using a capacitive sensor positioned proximate the display. An alignment guide is generated on the display responsive to determining the presence of the protective liner. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170115795

Dual diagonal thermopile control of an apparatus

A user device can include a first thermopile, a second thermopile, a housing, and a controller. The first thermopile can be configured to sense a change in thermal energy from a user of the apparatus. ... Motorola Mobility

04/27/17 / #20170115702

Display screen and display lens of electronic device

There is described an electronic device comprising a durable display screen, and a shatterproof or plastic display lens adjacent to the durable display screen.. . ... Motorola Mobility

04/20/17 / #20170109912

Creating a composite image from multi-frame raw image data

A method, a system, and computer program product for creating a composite image from multi-frame raw image data. The method includes extracting each individual frame from a plurality of frames within raw image data and determining a sharpness score for a region of each individual frame. ... Motorola Mobility

04/20/17 / #20170109867

Camera array for performing non-local means image processing over multiple sequential images

Gathering a plurality of sequential image sets from a scene. The sets include a main sequential image set and one or more additional sequential image sets. ... Motorola Mobility

04/20/17 / #20170109706

Method and apparatus for changing electronic device status

A method includes: obtaining schedule information from an online calendar for a user; monitoring for user movement at a predetermined time proximate to a scheduled event in the calendar; after detecting user movement, determining whether user location is consistent with a location associated with the scheduled event; if user location is consistent with scheduled event location, changing the electronic device status based on the scheduled event. An apparatus includes: a sensor configured to monitor and detect user movement; a processor coupled to the sensor and adapted to execute one or more processes; a bluetooth low energy (ble) module configured to operate in peripheral mode; a memory configured to store a meeting mode module executable by the processor, the meeting mode module when executed operable to: perform the above method.. ... Motorola Mobility

04/20/17 / #20170109118

Content monitoring window for wearable electronic devices

Establishing a communication link between a wearable device having a first display screen and a mobile device having a second display screen. A movable content selection window is provided on the first screen. ... Motorola Mobility

04/20/17 / #20170108961

Capacitive detection of screen protector removal in mobile communication device

Systems and methods for protecting a mobile device screen utilize a screen protector overlying the display screen lens, wherein the screen protector includes a conductive region. The device face includes a plurality of conductors underlying the screen protector at the conductive region. ... Motorola Mobility

04/06/17 / #20170099556

Noise index detection system and corresponding methods and systems

An electronic device (200) includes a user interface (205), a communication circuit (206), and an audio capture device (212) to receive ambient audio signals from an environment about the electronic device. A voice control interface engine (214) is operable with the audio capture device to process signals received from the audio capture device to identify at least some speech from the ambient audio signals. ... Motorola Mobility

04/06/17 / #20170099555

Enabling voice interaction using secondary microphone

A method includes identifying an active state of a first microphone of a device. A signal generated by a second microphone of the device is monitored to identify a voice command trigger phrase. ... Motorola Mobility

04/06/17 / #20170098953

Antenna configuration change based on charging pad coupling

An apparatus, such as a user device, can comprise a battery, a plurality of antennas, a transceiver, a charging pad interface, and a controller. The battery can be configured to power the user device. ... Motorola Mobility

04/06/17 / #20170098952

Device charger attachment

Systems and methods for wireless power transmission between a portable communication device and an add-on module allow a resonator coil in the portable communication device to both transmit and receive power. In an embodiment, the portable communication device provide power via various on time duty cycles based on a type of the add-on module.. ... Motorola Mobility

04/06/17 / #20170098951

Wireless charging architecture for mobile communication device with single-piece metal housing

Systems and methods for providing resonant wireless charging in a portable communications device utilize antenna arms formed from openings in a metal unibody construction. Two of the antenna arms are driven by wifi, gps, and cellular drives respectively, while a wireless charging antenna sharing the same mechanical connections provides a differential drive across the antenna ends, forming a primary wireless charging coil. ... Motorola Mobility

04/06/17 / #20170098336

Storage door with alarm

Systems and methods for secure carrying of user cards and other items are integrated with the user's portable communication device. In an embodiment, the system includes an integrated alarm function to alert the user of unauthorized access to a storage compartment. ... Motorola Mobility

04/06/17 / #20170097816

Context-based applications for mobile devices

Determining a present context for a mobile device or a user of the mobile device, obtaining a list of available applications from an online application portal, identifying one or more relevant applications that are relevant to the present context from the list of available applications, providing a user notification that identifies the one or more relevant applications, installing the one or more relevant applications on the mobile device, and de-installing irrelevant applications on the mobile device.. . ... Motorola Mobility

04/06/17 / #20170097806

Automatic capturing of multi-mode inputs in applications

A method includes: detecting activation, on a device, of a content capturing and presenting (ccp) interface for receiving content that can be inputted via both speech-input and tactile-input; and in response to the activation, automatically enabling both (i) a tactile input mechanism for capturing tactile inputs and (ii) a microphone for capturing audible speech inputs. The method further includes: monitoring for detection of one of (i) a tactile input, which involves use of the tactile input mechanism to input the content and (ii) audible speech, which triggers use of the microphone to input the content; and in response to detecting audible speech: closing the tactile input mechanism; capturing the audible speech via the microphone; and presenting content corresponding to the audible speech within the ccp interface.. ... Motorola Mobility

03/30/17 / #20170094543

Enhanced measurements in a wireless communication system

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for enhanced measurements. One method includes performing, by use of a processor, a first measurement at a first time. ... Motorola Mobility

03/30/17 / #20170094539

Enhanced filters in a wireless communication system

Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for enhanced measurements and filters. One apparatus includes a receiver that detects a reference signal during a first time window of a set of time windows during which reception of the reference signal is expected and detects the reference signal during a second time window of the set of time windows. ... Motorola Mobility

03/23/17 / #20170086316

Systems and methods related to packaging for an electronic device

Provided herein are systems and methods for packaging an electronic device.. . ... Motorola Mobility

03/23/17 / #20170085806

Method and apparatus for synchronizing auto exposure between chromatic pixels and panchromatic pixels in a camera system

A method and apparatus synchronize auto exposure between chromatic pixels and panchromatic pixels in a camera system. A first exposure can be determined for different chromatic pixels that detect different color light. ... Motorola Mobility

03/16/17 / #20170078002

Method and apparatus for equal energy codebooks for antenna arrays with mutual coupling

A method and apparatus provide equal energy codebooks for antenna arrays with mutual coupling. A plurality of precoders can be received from a codebook in a transmitter having an antenna array. ... Motorola Mobility

03/16/17 / #20170077629

Combination tray with metal support plates for supporting multiple memory cards

A device includes a tray including first and second support plates and a body having first and second surfaces. A portion of the body electrically isolates the first support plate from the second support plate and a first recess is defined in the body. ... Motorola Mobility

03/16/17 / #20170075316

Smart watch with power saving timekeeping only functionality and methods therefor

A smart watch includes a watch casing with a display disposed along the watch casing. One or more processors are operable with the display. ... Motorola Mobility

03/09/17 / #20170070801

Electronic device with magnetically stowable speaker assemblies

An electronic device includes a body housing one or more electronic circuits. A first actuation device and a second actuation device are disposed along the body. ... Motorola Mobility

03/09/17 / #20170068273

Electronic device display having multiple partitions

There is described a display having a front surface, in which the display comprises a first area of the front surface and a second area of the front surface located adjacent to the first area. A direction of the longer dimension of the first area is substantially orthogonal to a direction of the longer dimension of the second area.. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170064830

Circuit assembly for compact acoustic device

A unitary printed circuit board assembly includes a circuit board and a flexible substrate extending from, and continuous with, the circuit board. The flexible substrate includes a first portion extending from the circuit board and terminating a second portion. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170064647

Rfid contextual location determination and sensing

In embodiments of rfid-based location determination for antenna power adjustment, a mobile device includes a rfid reader to interrogate and communicate with rfid tags. A control module can utilize a learning algorithm to determine a current location of the mobile device based on physical locations associated with the rfid tags, and an antenna power of a wireless transceiver can be adjusted for a signal strength of a wireless network based on the current location of the mobile device. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170064627

Rfid contextual location determination and sensing

In embodiments of rfid-based activation for wireless network communication, a mobile device includes a rfid reader to interrogate and communicate with a rfid tag to retrieve information associated with a wireless network. An activation module is implemented to receive a notification from the rfid reader that the wireless network is available based on communication with the rfid tag, which can also include receiving authentication credentials associated with the wireless network. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170064179

Method and apparatus for auto exposure value detection for high dynamic range imaging

A method and apparatus for auto exposure value detection for high dynamic range (hdr) imaging. An image can be captured as a captured image at a capture exposure. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170064060

Method and apparatus for managing a nap mode on an electronic device

A method and apparatus for managing a nap mode on an electronic device includes an electronic device configured to monitor sleeping for a user of the electronic device during a sleep-monitoring time interval and determine a sleep quality score for the user based on the monitoring. When the sleep quality score is less than a threshold sleep quality score, the electronic device is configured to monitor for the user to be napping during a nap-monitoring time interval that is nonconcurrent with the sleep-monitoring time interval. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170064054

Modular device docking with camera protrusion alignment

A modular portable device system includes two devices configured to be attached to each other to form a more powerful combined device. The combined device is still generally sized to fit a user's pocket, purse, briefcase, backpack etc. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170063439

Method and apparatus for equal energy codebooks for antenna arrays with mutual coupling

A method and apparatus provide equal energy codebooks for antenna arrays with mutual coupling. A plurality of precoders can be received from a codebook in a transmitter having an antenna array. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170063128

Multiple coil structure for supporting multiple types of wireless charging and near field communications

The present invention provides a multiple coil structure for supporting multiple types of charging and near field communications. The multiple coil structure includes an inner charging coil comprising a first conductor path forming one or more loops, wherein the direction of travel of the conductor path from an end point of the first conductor path is one of a substantially clockwise direction or a substantially counter-clockwise direction, and wherein the inner charging coil has an inner boundary and an outer boundary. ... Motorola Mobility

03/02/17 / #20170062941

Mid fed traveling wave antenna and a repeatable circuit segment for use therein

The present invention provides a mid fed traveling wave antenna, which includes a signal feed point including a pair of terminals adapted for receiving a differential signal. The mid fed traveling wave antenna further includes a first transmission line branch extending from the signal feed point in a first direction, and a second transmission line branch extending from the signal feed point in a second direction, where each of the first transmission branch and the second transmission branch is terminated by a reflective termination. ... Motorola Mobility

02/23/17 / #20170052613

Method and apparatus for in-purse detection by an electronic device

A method for controlling an electronic device includes detecting, with one or more sensors, that the electronic device is disposed within a repository container, such as a purse as a function of at least an intensity of received ambient light being below a predefined threshold, an absence of touch sensor actuation along a housing of the electronic device, and an approximately common temperature occurring at both a first location of the electronic device and a second location of the electronic device. When the in-container condition is detected, one or more processors operable with the one or more sensors can perform a control operation.. ... Motorola Mobility

02/16/17 / #20170048649

Nfc antenna architecture for mobile communication device with single-piece metal housing

Systems and methods for providing nfc (near field communications) in a portable communications device utilize antenna arms formed from openings in a metal unibody construction. Two of the antenna arms are driven by wifi and cellular drives respectively, while an nfc antenna drive sharing the same mechanical connections provides a differential drive across the antenna ends, forming a primary nfc coil. ... Motorola Mobility

02/09/17 / #20170041450

Multipin variable rate interface

A modular portable device system and method improves the quality of the interface between a core device and an add-on module via an interconnection system specifically applicable to modular systems. A multi-pin connector array accessible from outside the base device is configured and located to electrically connect to a mating array on the add-on module when the two devices are docked. ... Motorola Mobility

02/09/17 / #20170041449

Modular interconnection via native interfaces

A modular portable device system and method improves the quality of the interface between a core device and an add-on module via an interconnection system specifically applicable to modular systems. A multi-pin connector array accessible from outside the base device is configured and located to electrically connect to a mating array on the add-on module when the two devices are docked. ... Motorola Mobility

02/09/17 / #20170041442

Modular control interface

A modular portable device system and method improves the quality of the interface between a core device and an add-on module via an interconnection system specifically applicable to modular systems. A multi-pin connector array accessible from outside the base device is configured and located to electrically connect to a mating array on the add-on module when the two devices are docked. ... Motorola Mobility

02/09/17 / #20170040825

Wearable charging apparatus

A wearable charging apparatus configured for charging of a wearable device while the wearable device is in an operative position, such as on the wrist of the user the wearable charging apparatus includes a front housing portion, a rear charging portion, a coupling member and a charge system. The wearable device is positionable between the front housing portion and the rear charging portion. ... Motorola Mobility

02/02/17 / #20170034459

Electronic device with image correction system and methods therefor

An electronic device includes an image capture device, such as a camera, a user interface and one or more processors. The one or more processors can receive an image from the image capture device and detect distortion occurring in the image. ... Motorola Mobility

02/02/17 / #20170034320

Apparatus and corresponding methods for form factor and orientation modality control

An electronic device (100) includes a housing (101), one or more processors (116), and a display (102). The display, housing, and other components are flexible, stretchable, squeezable, or otherwise deformable in one or more embodiments. ... Motorola Mobility

02/02/17 / #20170034254

Method and apparatus for distributing content using a mobile device

A server receives, from a first mobile device, a request for content identified by a first resource identifier and a set of presence codes. The set of presence codes includes a presence code for the first mobile device and at least one other presence code for one or more mobile devices in proximity to the first mobile device. ... Motorola Mobility

02/02/17 / #20170033828

Device with shared antenna for transceiver and rfid tag

A device includes an antenna, a transceiver, a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, and a zero bias switch coupled to the antenna. The zero bias switch has a first path that couples the rfid tag to the antenna and isolates the rfid tag from the transceiver when the zero bias switch is in an unpowered state. ... Motorola Mobility

02/02/17 / #20170033411

Managing battery current based on temperature

A battery can include an anode-electrolyte-cathode stack and a phase-change material. The anode-electrolyte-cathode stack can include at least one anode, at least one cathode, and an electrolyte which more directly interacts with each of the at least one anode and the at least one cathode, wherein the at least one anode electrically interacts with the at least one cathode via the electrolyte. ... Motorola Mobility

02/02/17 / #20170032646

Eyewear with proximity sensors to detect outside line of sight presence and corresponding methods

Eyewear includes a frame and one or more stems extending distally from the frame. One or more processors are disposed within one or more of the frame or the stems, and one or more proximity sensor components are disposed within the stems defining thermal reception beams oriented in a rearward facing direction. ... Motorola Mobility

01/26/17 / #20170026571

360o video multi-angle attention-focus recording

A system and method of capturing view-point-encoded 360° video data with a 360° camera includes capturing a frame of video including a substantially 360° view and contemporaneously receiving position information from one or more mobile electronic devices such as cellphones linked to the camera. The position information identifies a viewpoint associated with each mobile electronic device. ... Motorola Mobility

01/26/17 / #20170025869

Controlling charging and/or discharging of batteries within a user device

A user device can include a first battery to power the user device, a second battery to power the user device, and a switching logic controller. The switching logic controller can be configured to at least one of control simultaneous charging of the first and second batteries based on a temperature of at least one of the first and second batteries and control individual discharging of the first and second batteries based on the temperature of at least one of the first and second batteries.. ... Motorola Mobility

01/26/17 / #20170024702

Apparatus and method for managing calendar events related to location in a shared calendar system

A method of operation of an electronic shared calendar system includes determining that a device has changed location from a first location to a second location by accessing location information from location hardware of the device. The calendar entries of the electronic shared calendar implemented by the device are checked to determine calendar entries that are related to activities at the first location. ... Motorola Mobility

01/26/17 / #20170024591

Wirelessly identifying participant characteristics

A system and method for identifying persons near a mobile device includes a wireless signaling system including an incoming wireless signal receiver, a device motion sensing system including at least a first sensor and a controller configured to determine whether the device is being moved in accordance with a predetermined gesture and to responsively enter a personnel data collection mode. In the personnel data collection mode, the device may transmit a query and receives an identification signal from at least one other device and identifies a user of the device based on the received identification signal. ... Motorola Mobility

01/26/17 / #20170024574

Device lock control apparatus and method with device user identification using a thermal signature

A device includes a thermal infrared sensor and a processor, operatively coupled to the thermal ir sensor. The processor is configured to determine that the device has been successfully unlocked by a user using a security procedure, obtain a thermal signature for the user using thermal sensor data from the thermal infrared sensor, monitor proximity of the user to the device using the thermal signature and maintain the device unlocked if the thermal signature is detectable and is within the detection proximity of the thermal infrared sensor.. ... Motorola Mobility

01/26/17 / #20170024028

Passive stylus with rfid-enabled sensing

In embodiments of a passive stylus with rfid-enabled sensing, a computing device includes a touchscreen that senses touch contact, and includes an rfid interrogator to interrogate passive rfid tags. The stylus includes a conductive tip designed for interaction with the touchscreen of the computing device. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019894

Method and apparatus for reducing latency of lte uplink transmissions

A method and apparatus reduce latency of long term evolution (lte) uplink transmissions. An indication can be acquired, where the indication can indicate a set of frequency domain resource blocks for possible physical uplink shared channel (pusch) transmission in an uplink subframe. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019883

Method and apparatus for reducing latency of lte uplink transmissions

A method and apparatus reduce latency of long term evolution (lte) uplink transmissions. A downlink control information (dci) message can be received in a first subframe. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019882

Method and apparatus for reducing latency of lte uplink transmissions

A method and apparatus reduce latency of long term evolution (lte) uplink transmissions. Configuration information regarding a downlink control information (dci) message for a physical uplink shared channel (pusch) transmission can be acquired. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019868

Apparatus and method for managing transmitter temperature and power within a group of communication devices

A method and apparatus for wireless communication device operation comprises receiving one or more metrics from at least two members of a group whose members are wireless communication devices. The members of the group have agreed to share resources within the group and have their wireless connections controlled by the wcd. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019831

Apparatus and method for optimizing resource usage within a group of communication devices

A method and apparatus for wireless communication device connectivity management includes receiving one or more metrics from at least two members of a group whose members are wireless communication devices. The members of the group have agreed to share resources within the group and have their wireless connections controlled by a wireless connectivity entity. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019783

Hand held electronic device with near field communication element and associated sensor

The present invention provides a hand held electronic device, which includes a near field communication element located proximate a top of the device, that is adapted for being selectively enabled. The hand held electronic device further includes a user identification sensor, which in at least some instances is a further near field communication element, and is adapted for confirming the identity of an authorized user of the device. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019734

Method and apparatus for reducing acoustic feedback from a speaker to a microphone in a communication device

A method and apparatus to reduce acoustic feedback from a speaker to a microphone in a communication device. An audio signal can be reproduced by an apparatus. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019513

Mobile device modular magnetic assembly

In embodiments, a modular magnetic assembly includes a decorative modular section that is stackable with a functional modular section on a housing of a mobile device to form the modular magnetic assembly. The mobile device includes housing metal plates that are integrated in the housing of the device. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170019362

Voice controlled multimedia content creation

Voice controlled multimedia content creation techniques are discussed in which a multimedia package is created and shared to a specified destination responsive to voice commands. The voice commands can be received by a device as a single stream (e.g., a single phrase) that causes automatic performance of a sharing sequence or as a series of multiple voice commands that are input in response to prompts for voice input as part of the sharing sequence. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170017826

Biometric authentication system with proximity sensor

In embodiments of a biometric authentication system with proximity sensor, an electronic device includes a biometric authentication sensor and at least one activation sensor adjacent to the biometric authentication sensor. The activation sensor or sensors activate the biometric authentication sensor in response to detecting proximity of an object at a predetermined distance from the biometric authentication sensor.. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170017783

Biometric authentication matching using grip detection

In embodiments of an electronic device having a biometric authentication system and grip detection sensor, an authentication circuit is coupled to the biometric authentication sensor and grip detection sensor. The biometric authentication sensor is configured to receive a biometric input sample. ... Motorola Mobility

01/19/17 / #20170017608

Apparatus and method for improving application performance within a group of communication devices

A method and apparatus are for providing information to at least one other wireless communication device (wcd of a group of wcds of which the wcd is a member, wherein the wcds in the group have agreed to share computing resources. An assignment as one of a provider wcd and a recipient wcd is received in response to the information. ... Motorola Mobility

01/05/17 / #20170006454

Method and system for modifying behavior of an internet-of-things device based on proximal presence of a mobile device

A server performs a method for modifying behavior of an internet-of-things device based on proximal presence of a mobile device. The method includes receiving a first presence code that indicates proximal presence of a first mobile device without identifying a user of the first mobile device, providing the first presence code to a first network that manages user profiles, and receiving, from the first network, a first profile for the user of the first mobile device. ... Motorola Mobility

01/05/17 / #20170006267

Method and apparatus configured for combined vibratory and projection fuctions

Apparatus, such as can be included in an electronic device, performs a method for operating apparatus configured for combined vibratory and projection functions. The apparatus includes a mirror configured to reflect a projected image and a motor. ... Motorola Mobility

01/05/17 / #20170005707

Method and system for a reconfigurable over-indexed antenna array

A method and system for reconfiguring over-indexed antenna arrays in mobile devices are provided. For example, the method includes receiving sensor input that indicates an object blocking a first subset of reconfigurable antenna elements but not blocking a second subset of reconfigurable antenna elements of an over-indexed antenna array. ... Motorola Mobility

01/05/17 / #20170005498

Battery temperature maintenance when temperatures fall below a threshold temperature value

A user device can include a first battery configured to power the user device and a second battery configured to power the user device. The user device can further include a temperature sensor configured to monitor a temperature of the second battery and a heating element configured to heat the second battery to increase an operating efficiency of the second battery when a temperature of the user device falls below a threshold temperature value. ... Motorola Mobility

01/05/17 / #20170004684

Adaptive audio-alert event notification

An audio sample is collected. The collected audio sample is compared to a plurality of pre-existing unique audio-alert event signatures to identify one of the plurality of unique audio-alert event signatures matching the collected audio sample. ... Motorola Mobility

01/05/17 / #20170004294

Using speech to unlock an electronic device having a pattern-based unlocking mechanism

A method and apparatus for using speech to unlock an electronic device having a pattern-based unlocking mechanism includes the electronic device receiving tactile input to set an unlocking pattern relative to a pattern array of an electronic device, wherein the unlocking pattern can be used to unlock the electronic device. The method also includes mapping a character sequence to the unlocking pattern. ... Motorola Mobility

01/05/17 / #20170003748

Method and apparatus for automatically operating a gesture control system for a projection system

Apparatus performs a method for automatically operating a gesture control system for a projection system. The method includes determining a location of an object relative to the gesture control system for the projection system. ... Motorola Mobility








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