US Pat. No. 9,787,894

AUTOMATIC WHITE BALANCE USING HISTOGRAMS FROM SUBSAMPLED IMAGE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving statistical image data for a set of image data, the statistical image data including composite intensity metrics
for each of a plurality of color channels for each of a plurality of cells of a subsampling grid;

generating a histogram for each of the color channels based on the composite intensity metrics;
determining a gain for each of the color channels based on the histograms that maximizes a degree of overlap between the histograms,
wherein determining the gain comprises:

holding a gain for a selected one of the color channels at unity;
iteratively varying the gains of the color channels other than the selected one; and
determining the degree of overlap for each iteration;
applying the gains for each of the color channels to the set of image data; and
storing the set of image data after applying the gains to generate an image data file.

US Pat. No. 9,794,921

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING LATENCY OF LTE UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

19. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:
acquiring configuration information regarding the downlink control information message for a physical uplink shared channel
transmission prior to receiving the downlink control information message;

receiving a downlink control information message on a physical downlink control channel in a first subframe, the downlink
control information message indicating a resource assignment and a modulation and coding scheme and indicating a plurality
of cyclic shifts, from which the user equipment may select one cyclic shift for transmission in a second subframe for an uplink
carrier;

selecting a cyclic shift from the plurality of indicated cyclic shifts based on a selection criterion; and
transmitting a data packet on the physical uplink shared channel in a resource indicated by the resource assignment and modulation
and coding scheme, and using a demodulation reference signal based on the selected cyclic shift in the second subframe on
the uplink carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,591,766

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTACT PUCK ALIGNMENT

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly for a portable device comprising:
a PCB,
a carrier having therein a plurality of holes;
a device housing; and
a corresponding plurality of cylindrical contacts retained in the plurality of holes of the carrier, wherein the plurality
of cylindrical contacts are retained by the carrier in a desired assembly position, wherein the carrier comprises a plurality
of posts which protrude through a matching plurality of holes in the PCB, wherein the plurality of cylindrical contacts are
retained in the carrier by a first force and are affixed to the PCB by a second force, and wherein the second force exceeds
the first force, such that the carrier is removable from the assembly without dislodging the plurality of cylindrical contacts
from the PCB prior to affixing the device housing to the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,918,395

THREE PART FOLDABLE HOUSING SUPPORTING MULTIPLE USE POSITIONS IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device having at least a three part housing foldable between multiple use positions, the three part housing
including a first housing part, a second housing part, and a third housing part, where each of the three housing parts has
a front facing, a back facing, and two spaced apart sides respectively coupled between the front facing and back facing at
opposite edges of the front and back facings, where the second housing part is respectively movably coupled to a side of each
the first housing part and the third housing part at a different one of the two spaced apart sides of the second housing part,
the electronic device further includes:
a flexible display which extends along at least portions of the first housing part and the second housing part, and across
the movably coupled sides, at which the first housing part is coupled to the second housing part;

wherein the third housing part is adapted to be moved relative to the second housing part to selectively cover at least a
portion of the flexible display; and

wherein the third housing part includes a hook proximate the side which is spaced apart from the side of the third housing
part which is movably coupled to the second housing part.

US Pat. No. 9,913,392

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY STACK-UP AND METHOD FOR ARRANGING

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A display stack-up comprising:
multiple layers comprising a display layer and a second layer, wherein each layer of the multiples layers comprises a flexible
material that enables each layer to bend, and each layer has first and second base surfaces and a thickness there between
that defines a height of a lateral surface at a periphery of a respective layer, wherein the multiple layers are stacked along
an axis perpendicular to their base surfaces and parallel to their lateral surfaces;

an outer seal positioned along the lateral surface of at least some of the multiple layers, wherein the outer seal comprises
a flexible material, and the outer seal is arranged to bind to the second layer and bind to at least one other layer of the
multiple layers;

a non-adhesive liquid, contained by the outer seal between the second layer and the at least one other layer of the multiple
layers, to allow relative sliding between at least two layers of the multiple layers that reduces a stiffness and stress of
failure within the display stack-up when the display stack-up is bent.

US Pat. No. 9,826,645

CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING THE PLACEMENT OF ONE OR MORE CAPACITORS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of managing the placement of one or more groupings of a plurality of capacitors coupled to a circuit substrate,
where 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, where when a voltage difference is applied across the pair of terminals, the component
shape of the capacitor will contract in a first direction and expand in a second direction, where the second direction is
substantially orthogonal to the first direction, and where when the voltage difference is removed from the pair of terminals,
the component shape of the capacitor will return to an uncontracted state in the first direction and an unexpanded state in
the second direction, and where each of the plurality of capacitors in a particular grouping is driven by a complementary
signal, the method includes:
arranging each of the plurality of capacitors in the particular grouping, which are positioned within a relative distance
of one another that is less than or equal to a quarter wavelength of a predetermined frequency, where at least some of the
plurality of capacitors in the particular grouping are positioned to exert opposite influences on the circuit substrate in
a direction normal to a surface of the circuit substrate upon which the capacitors are placed relative to other capacitors
in the particular group, in response to the plurality of capacitors in the particular grouping being driven by the complementary
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,473,890

ENHANCED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE DEVICE-BASED GEO-FENCING SOLUTIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
determining a current location of a wireless device;
retrieving, from a memory, first settings of a first geo-fence, wherein the first settings of the first geo-fence comprise
a geographic location and a default radius;

implementing a geo-fencing policy in response to determining, based on the first settings, that the current location is within
the first geo-fence; and

in response to determining that the current location is not within the first geo-fence:
accessing data associated with an activity of the wireless device at past locations inside and outside of the first geo-fence;
associating with the first geo-fence at least one past location that is outside of the first geo-fence, based on the activity;
expanding the first settings of the first geo-fence to provide second settings that include the at least one past location,
such that the geo-fencing policy extends to an expanded first geo-fence, wherein the radius increases to at least a distance
from the geographic location to the at least one past location; and

implementing the geo-fencing policy in response to determining that the current location is within the expanded first geo-fence.

US Pat. No. 9,445,395

SUPPRESSING ALERT MESSAGES BASED ON MICROPHONE STATES OF CONNECTED DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
generating an alert message in a device, the device being one of a plurality of connected devices;
suppressing the alert message in the device responsive to a state of a microphone of any of the plurality of connected devices
indicating an active state; and

executing the alert message on the device responsive to identifying the state of the microphone of at least a subset of the
plurality of connected devices in a common location indicating an inactive state.

US Pat. No. 9,717,079

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING A RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:
acquiring configuration information regarding a downlink control information message for a physical uplink shared channel
transmission;

receiving the downlink control information message on a physical downlink control channel in a first subframe, the downlink
control information message indicating a plurality of resource assignments in a second subframe for an uplink carrier from
which the user equipment selects one resource assignment for transmission on the uplink carrier, where the downlink control
information message is cyclic redundancy check scrambled by a radio network temporary identifier that is indicated via higher
layers that are higher than a physical layer;

selecting a resource assignment from the plurality of resource assignments using a selection criterion; and
transmitting a data packet on the physical uplink shared channel in a resource of the selected resource assignment in the
second subframe on the uplink carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,596,532

HEADPHONE DEVICE AND A KNUCKLE FOR FACILITATING AN ADJUSTABLE CONNECTION BETWEEN AN EAR POD AND HEADBAND

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A headphone device comprising:
a headband; and
one or more ear pods, each of said ear pods is coupled to the headband via a joint, the joint including a knuckle having a
first end and a second end, where the first end of the knuckle is slidably coupled to the headband, and the second end of
the knuckle is rotatably coupled to the respective ear pod; and

wherein the headband includes a respective slot within which the first end of each of the knuckles is received and along which
the knuckle travels; and

wherein the knuckle proximate the first end has a varying diameter, wherein the size of the diameter at the first end of the
knuckle closer to the center of the knuckle is smaller than the width of the slot in the headband, and wherein the size of
the diameter of the knuckle at the first end of the knuckle farther away from the center of the knuckle is larger than the
width of the slot in the headband.

US Pat. No. 9,110,881

CHARACTER INPUT DEVICE AND CHARACTER INPUT PROGRAM

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A character input device adopting a predictive conversion method, the device comprising:
a conversion candidate generating section that detects two or more numeric values in text being inputted,
wherein the conversion candidate generating section performs a preset mathematical operation in response to the two or more
numeric values in text being inputted, and

wherein the conversion candidate generating section displays a result of the mathematical operation as a conversion candidate.

US Pat. No. 9,717,107

METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER DATA TRANSFER USING WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK RADIO EQUIPMENT

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
preventing a first mobile device from connecting to configured networks having connectivity information stored in memory of
the first mobile device;

establishing a peer-to-peer connection with a second mobile device;
performing a data transfer from the first mobile device to the second mobile device over the peer-to-peer connection while
continuing to prevent the first mobile device from connecting to the configured networks; and

enabling the first mobile device to connect to the configured networks after completion of the data transfer.

US Pat. No. 9,584,639

MOBILE DEVICE MODULAR MAGNETIC ASSEMBLY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A system, comprising:
a mobile computing device that includes housing metal plates integrated in a housing of the mobile computing device;
a functional modular section that includes one or more magnets, each positioned to couple with a respective one of the housing
metal plates in the housing of the mobile computing device; and

a decorative modular section that includes one or more section metal plates, each positioned to couple with a respective one
of the one or more magnets of the functional modular section, the decorative modular section stackable with the functional
modular section on the mobile computing device to form a modular magnetic assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,520,746

BATTERY DISCONNECT SAFEGUARD

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A system, comprising:
a primary battery configured as a power source to power components of a mobile device;
a secondary battery configured as an additional power source to power the components of the mobile device; and
a battery controller configured to:
receive a sensor input of detected moisture proximate a battery connection of the secondary battery;
determine an impending secondary battery disconnect event due to the secondary battery shorting out as a result of exposure
to the detected moisture;

determine that the primary battery is functional as the power source without the exposure to the detected moisture and without
an impending primary battery disconnect event; and

initiate a battery switch circuit switching from the secondary battery to the primary battery as the power source based on
the sensor input of the detected moisture and the impending secondary battery disconnect event.

US Pat. No. 9,801,006

NFC ANTENNA ARCHITECTURE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH SINGLE-PIECE METAL HOUSING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable electronic communication device comprising:
a housing including a one-piece metal housing, the one-piece metallic housing having two opposing ends and an opening at each
end, thereby forming two openings, each opening having a distal border, and having a break in the distal border, thus forming
a broken distal border, such that the broken distal border of each opening forms two antennas connected to the remainder of
the one-piece metal housing;

a cellular antenna drive connected to a first one of the two antennas associated with a first one of the openings;
a WiFi antenna drive connected with a second one of the two antennas associated with the first opening; and
a differential NFC (near field communication) drive connected between the first and second antennas to drive an NFC loop comprising
the first and second antennas and the remainder of the one-piece metal housing.

US Pat. No. 9,641,229

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A RECONFIGURABLE OVER-INDEXED ANTENNA ARRAY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for configuring an over-indexed antenna array, the method comprising:
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, each antenna element reconfigurable as
a sensor element, where a number of the antenna elements in the first subset are configured as sensor elements and provide
the sensor input; and

configuring, based on the sensor input, a number of the antenna elements in the second subset as active for radiating energy.

US Pat. No. 9,584,738

MULTI-WAVELENGTH INFRA-RED LED

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for utilizing a multi-wavelength infra-red (IR) LED, comprising:
projecting near infra-red (NIR) light in multiple wavelengths with the multi wavelength IR LED, including at least a wavelength
that is reflected from a person;

receiving reflections of the NIR light in the multiple wavelengths; and
filtering the multiple wavelengths of the NIR light for IR-based features that each correspond to a different one of the multiple
wavelengths of the NIR light, said filtering including the NIR light filtered for proximity sensing to detect a proximity
of the person.

US Pat. No. 9,544,861

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING TRANSMITTER TEMPERATURE AND POWER WITHIN A GROUP OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

8. A wireless communication device (WCD), comprising:
a processing system; and
a transceiver, wherein the processing system includes program instructions that control the processing system to:
receiving one or more metrics from at least two members of a group whose members are wireless communication devices, wherein
the members of the group have agreed to share resources within the group and have their wireless connections controlled by
the WCD; and

managing the wireless connections of the at least two members, based on the one or more metrics, to optimize performance of
the at least two members, wherein the one or more metrics comprise at least one temperature based metric and wherein the at
least one temperature based metric comprises at least one of a radio frequency power amplifier (RFPA) temperature, an RFPA
temperature threshold, an RFPA temperature rate of change, an RFPA temperature characterization, an RFPA temperature characterization
identifier, and an RFPA temperature cutback duration.

US Pat. No. 9,524,631

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING A NOTIFICATION READOUT MODE BASED ON PROXIMITY DETECTION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method performed by an electronic computing device for setting a notification readout mode based on proximity detection,
the method comprising:
determining that a notification readout function is enabled on the electronic computing device;
determining a proximity status for the electronic computing device using at least one sensor of the electronic computing device;
and

setting, based on the determined proximity status, the notification readout mode for the electronic computing device, the
notification readout mode pertaining to when notifications are read out by the computing device, the notification readout
mode including a DIRECT mode in which pending notifications are immediately read out, a VERIFY mode in which a prompt for
authorization is provided before pending notifications are read out, and a QUEUE mode in which the computing device waits
to read out the pending notifications.

US Pat. No. 10,045,379

MULTI-RADIO WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK APPARATUS AND METHOD

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first media access control (MAC) device comprising a first radio transceiver and having a first MAC address;
a second MAC device comprising a second radio transceiver and having a second MAC address, the second MAC device operatively coupled to the first MAC device;
the first MAC device operative to:
receive first MAC layer data for the first MAC device and receive second MAC layer data for the second MAC device; and
transmit the first MAC layer data and the second MAC layer data to an access point (AP) using the first radio transceiver of the first MAC device.

US Pat. No. 9,467,548

RF TRANSMISSION IN A MODULAR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A modular portable device system comprising:
two portable electronic devices;
at least one magnetic attachment point on a first one of the portable devices comprising an annular magnet having a central
opening therein, an electrically conductive pin extending through the central opening and an electrically insulating layer
insulating the electrically conductive pin from the annular magnet; and

at least one corresponding magnetically responsive attachment point on a second one of the portable devices comprising a conductive
ferromagnetic annulus configured and located such that when the first and second devices placed together, they are pulled
together by magnetic attraction between the annular magnet and the ferromagnetic annulus, and the electrically conductive
pin and electrically insulating layer further extend through the ferromagnetic annulus forming a shielded electrically conductive
pathway between the devices.

US Pat. No. 9,451,072

PHONE CALL MANAGEMENT BASED ON PRESENCE OF NEARBY PEOPLE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method implemented in a first phone, the method comprising:
receiving, from a second phone, an incoming call;
obtaining a count of people that are near the first phone;
determining, based on the count of people near the first phone, a response to provide to the second phone in response to the
incoming call; and

sending the response to the second phone;
determining, after providing the response to the second phone, a new count of people that are near the first phone; and
sending, to the second phone based on the new count of people that are near the first phone, a message indicating that a user
of the first phone may speak in privacy at the first phone.

US Pat. No. 9,462,109

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR TRANSFERRING CONTROL OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a wireless communication device, the method comprising:
receiving, with a wireless communication circuit, single-channel audio information across a network from a paired wireless
communication device;

also receiving, with the wireless communication circuit, audio source information identifying a remote electronic device from
which transmission of the single-channel audio information originated;

delivering, with one or more control circuits operable with the wireless communication circuit, the single-channel audio information
to an output device;

detecting, with the one or more control circuits, the paired wireless communication device disconnecting from the wireless
communication circuit;

connecting, with the wireless communication circuit, the wireless communication device to the remote electronic device identified
by the audio source information;

receiving, with the wireless communication circuit, multi-channel audio information across the network from the remote electronic
device; and

in response to the disconnecting, delivering, with the one or more control circuits operable with the wireless communication
circuit, the multi-channel audio information to the output device.

US Pat. No. 9,961,713

PROCEDURES TO SUPPORT NETWORK SLICING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a transceiver that communicates with a mobile communication network supporting a plurality of application categories; and
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, via the transceiver, a network connection to a network slice in the mobile communication network corresponding to the identified application category.

US Pat. No. 9,614,949

WIFI CONNECTIVITY IN A MODULAR PORTABLE CELLULAR DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable electronic device, the portable electronic device comprising:
a display and an interconnect array to electrically connect the portable electronic device to a portable function module;
at least one device antenna and at least one device transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals via the device
antenna; and

a controller configured to detect docking of a portable function module to the portable electronic device, receive device
network information from the portable function module, transmit WiFi network information including at least one WiFi network
passcode to the docked portable function module, and configure at least one module transceiver driving at least one module
antenna on the portable function module to form a parallel radio frequency (RF) connection with the portable electronic device
to increase network throughput over that of the portable electronic device alone.

US Pat. No. 9,532,221

COMMUNICATING CREDENTIALS AND CONTENT BETWEEN MULTIPLE MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES LOCATED WITHIN CONTENT SHARING GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

16. A second mobile electronic device comprising:
a communication interface and a processor operatively coupled and cooperatively configured to:
communicate, to a server, a content-discovery request for content of a first mobile electronic device;
receive, from the server when a location of the second mobile electronic device is within an established content-sharing geographical
area, a response that includes credentials for establishing a direct wireless connection with the first mobile electronic
device;

communicate a connection request to the first mobile electronic device to establish the direct wireless connection using the
credentials received from the server; and

receive, from the server, an indication of whether sharing the content of the first mobile electronic device is allowed only
using the direct wireless connection or using both the direct wireless connection and a connection between the server and
the second mobile electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,401,984

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING MISDIALS AND UNINTENDED ACTIVATION OF A PORTABLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A user portable wireless communication device comprising:
a first side;
a user input located on the first side, the user input including a user actuation input;
a second side orthogonal to the first side;
a side touch sensor on the second side; and
a controller coupled to the user input and the side touch sensor, the controller configured to detect whether a user is touching
the side touch sensor on the second side of the user portable wireless communication device, configured to enable the user
actuation input of the user input on the first side of the user portable wireless communication device when the controller
detects the user is touching the side touch sensor on the second side of the user portable wireless communication device,
and configured to disable the user actuation input of the user input on the first side of the user portable wireless communication
device when the controller detects the user is not touching the side touch sensor on the second side of the user portable
wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,544,416

KEYBOARD FUNCTION IN A MODULAR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A modular portable device system comprising:
a first portable device and a second portable device;
a plurality of magnetic attachment points on one of the first and second portable devices and a matching plurality of magnetically
responsive attachment points on the other of the first and second portable devices, such that the devices are held together
by a mating of each of the magnetic attachment points with a corresponding one of the magnetically responsive attachment points
when the devices are connected in a first configuration, and the devices are held together by a mating of a subset of the
magnetic attachment points with a corresponding subset of the magnetically responsive attachment points when the devices are
connected in a second configuration, the first and second configurations being mutually exclusive;

a connector array on the first portable device and a mating connector array on the second portable device, such that the connector
array and mating connector array are connected only in the first configuration; and

an input region on the second device which is exposed only when the devices are in the second configuration,
wherein the mating subset of the magnetic attachment points and the corresponding subset of the magnetically responsive attachment
points act as electrical conductors when the devices are connected in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,538,343

DYNAMICALLY LOADING VOICE ENGINE LOCALE SETTINGS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving an incoming call from a caller's device in a called device;
determining a locale preference associated with the caller's device;
dynamically configuring a voice engine in the called device using locale settings associated with the determined locale preference
of the caller's device;

sending a query message to the caller's device;
parsing a voice response from the caller to the query message using the voice engine; and
processing the incoming call in the called device based on the voice response.

US Pat. No. 9,531,345

ANTENNA TUNING IN A MODULAR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable electronic device, the portable electronic device comprising:
a battery, a memory, a display and an interconnect array to electrically connect the portable electronic device to a second
device via physical attachment;

a cellular antenna and a WiFi antenna configured to transmit and receive radio frequency (RF) signals;
at least one radio frequency (RF) transceiver configured to send an outgoing RF signal to the cellular antenna and the WiFi
antenna and to process an incoming RF signal from the cellular antenna or the WiFi antenna;

at least one RF tuner connecting the at least one RF transceiver to the cellular antenna and the WiFi antenna; and
a controller configured to detect attachment of the second device to the portable electronic device, detect an ID associated
with the second device, resolve the detected ID to a set of RF tuning parameters and to configure the at least one RF tuner
in accordance with the set of RF tuning parameters for the cellular antenna and the WiFi antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,385,789

ADD-ON NFC ANTENNA ARCHITECTURE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable device near field communication (NFC) system comprising:
an embedded NFC coil;
an NFC controller; and
a processor configured to detect docking of an add-on module to the device while the add-on module is wrapped in an NFC transfer
coil, identify the add-on module, program predetermined NFC antenna tuning parameters into the NFC controller based on the
identity of the add-on module, and tune the embedded NFC coil in keeping with the predetermined NFC antenna tuning parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,967,909

WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORK ASSEMBLY USING NETWORK CODING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of operating a wireless ad hoc network comprising: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 where 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;
configuring each intermediate device of the group of intermediate devices with a first linear network code corresponding to the first source device, and with a second linear network code corresponding to the second source device; and
configuring each intermediate device of the group of intermediate devices with an additional linear network code between itself and its corresponding subset of destination devices.

US Pat. No. 9,800,702

MODULAR DEVICE SYSTEM DESENSE REDUCTION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A modular device system including a base portable electronic communication device comprising:
a chassis;
a printed circuit board (PCB);
a housing at least partially encompassing the chassis, having a display side and a reverse side, and having top, bottom and
side edges, wherein one or more antennas are located along one of the top, bottom and side edges;

a ground element exposed on the reverse side of the housing and being adjacent to the one or more antennas, the ground element
being grounded to the chassis;

a multi-pin connector array on the reverse side and being adjacent to the ground element such that the ground element lies
between the connector array and the one or more antennas, the multi-pin connector array being configured and located to electrically
connect to a mating array on a module device when the module device is mated to the base portable electronic communication
device; and

one or more ground contacts linking the PCB to the chassis, providing a direct ground path between chassis and board ground.

US Pat. No. 9,800,707

MOBILE DEVICE WITH PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT RECEPTION WHILE USING A HEADSET ACCESSORY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
determining, at a mobile device, that a headset is connected;
obtaining a list of access points providing a public announcement service based on location of the mobile device in response
to determining that a headset is connected, the list of access points including identification and connection information
for each access point in the list;

scanning, by the mobile device, for access points using the access point identification information from the list of access
points;

establishing a connection with an access point found during the scanning; and
receiving a public announcement via the public announcement service provided by the connected access point; and
providing an audio stream of the public announcement over the headset.

US Pat. No. 9,635,161

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR PAIRING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a wireless communication device, the method comprising:
detecting, with one or more control circuits operable with a user interface actuator, actuation of the user interface actuator
for at least a predetermined duration;

determining, with the one or more control circuits, whether the wireless communication device is disposed at a first predefined
location or a second predefined location; and

where the wireless communication device is disposed at the first predefined location, causing, with the one or more control
circuits, a wireless communication circuit to enter a first mode of operation; or

where the wireless communication device is disposed at the second predefined location, causing, with the one or more control
circuits, the wireless communication circuit to enter a second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,613,241

WIRELESSLY IDENTIFYING PARTICIPANT CHARACTERISTICS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A mobile device capable of identifying persons near the mobile device comprising:
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, based on a signal generated by the first sensor, whether the device is being moved in
accordance with a predetermined gesture and entering a personnel data collection mode, if it is determined that the device
is being moved in accordance with a predetermined gesture, whereby the device receives an identification signal at the incoming
wireless signal receiver from at least one other device and generates a personnel identification based on the received identification
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,613,307

RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY REMOVAL

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An article of manufacture, comprising:
a circuit board including:
a radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated circuit having a first antenna interface and a second antenna interface,
the RFID integrated circuit configured to process wireless signals received via the first antenna interface or the second
antenna interface;

a first antenna that is coupled to the first antenna interface, the RFID integrated circuit configured to communicate via
the first antenna if the first antenna is not grounded;

a first circuit board electrical connection part coupled to the first antenna; and
a second circuit board electrical connection part coupled to the second antenna interface of the RFID integrated circuit;
and

a device component mated with the circuit board, the device component including:
a first device component electrical connection part coupled to the first circuit board electrical connection part so as to
ground the first antenna;

a second device component electrical connection part coupled to the second circuit board electrical connection part; and
a second antenna coupled to the second device component electrical connection part, the second antenna further coupled to
the second antenna interface of the RFID integrated circuit via the second device component electrical connection part and
the second circuit board electrical connection part,

wherein the RFID integrated circuit is configured to communicate via the second antenna if the device component is mated with
the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,590,706

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EQUAL ENERGY CODEBOOKS FOR ANTENNA ARRAYS WITH MUTUAL COUPLING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a plurality of precoders from a codebook in a transmitter having an antenna array;
transforming each precoder of the plurality of precoders using a transformation that maps each precoder to a transformed precoder
such the transformed precoders generate antenna patterns with equal radiated power, where a transformation matrix for the
transformation is a matrix with column vectors equal to the eigenvectors of a Hermitian and non-negative definite matrix multiplied
by a diagonal matrix with the value of each diagonal element equal to the inverse of the positive square root of the eigenvalue
of the corresponding eigenvector;

receiving a signal for transmission;
applying a transformed precoder of the plurality of transformed precoders to the signal to generate a precoded signal for
transmission over a physical channel; and

transmitting the precoded signal.

US Pat. No. 9,590,708

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EQUAL ENERGY CODEBOOKS FOR ANTENNA ARRAYS WITH MUTUAL COUPLING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a plurality of precoders from a codebook in a transmitter having an antenna array;
transforming each precoder of the plurality of precoders using a transformation that maps each precoder to a transformed precoder
such that the transformed precoders generate antenna patterns with equal radiated power;

receiving a signal for transmission;
applying a transformed precoder of the plurality of transformed precoders to the signal to generate a precoded signal for
transmission over a physical channel; and

transmitting the precoded signal,
wherein a transformation matrix for the transformation is an inverse of a right factor of a factorization of a Hermitian and
non-negative definite matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,571,627

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DETECTION FOR DETERMINING HANDS FREE MODE SETTINGS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A mobile communication device comprising:
wireless local area network (WLAN) baseband hardware comprising at least one WLAN transceiver;
non-volatile, non-transitory memory, storing a transportation model based on aggregated basic service set identification (BSSID)
information collected from a plurality of WLAN access points, the transportation model comprising a histogram for BSSIDs collected
and aggregated from the plurality of WLAN access points;

at least one sensor, operative to detect motion of the mobile communication device where the at least one sensor is an accelerometer
or gyroscope; and

at least one processor, operatively coupled to the WLAN baseband hardware, the memory and to the at least one sensor, the
at least one processor operative to:

determine that the mobile communication device is located on public transportation using the transportation model histogram
in response to a motion detection signal received from the at least one sensor; where public transportation is a vehicle selected
from the group comprising: a bus and a train.

US Pat. No. 9,848,312

PERSONAL SAFETY MONITORING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
automatically identifying a personal safety risk situation in a device based on at least a location of the device;
issuing a safety alert notification to a user of the device responsive to identifying the safety risk situation;
automatically launching a personal safety application including a user interface on a display of the device responsive to
identifying the safety risk situation;

displaying a proximity control on the user interface;
detecting a nearby person using a thermal proximity sensor on the device; and
indicating the detection of the nearby person on the proximity control displayed on the user interface.

US Pat. No. 9,660,708

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEAMFORMING WITH COUPLED ANTENNAS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a transmitting device, the method comprising:
transforming a first channel matrix H into a transformed second channel matrix P?TSourceH, where the first channel matrix H is a channel from a transmitter array of antennas of the transmitting device to at least
one receiver antenna of a receiving device, and where a transformation matrix P?TSource is a function of a transmitter source impedance and an impedance matrix of the transmitter array of antennas;

determining a precoding matrix W that maximizes the capacity for the transformed second channel matrix P?TSourceH subject to a power constraint of the precoding matrix W;

converting the channel capacity maximizing precoding matrix W for the transformed second channel matrix into an optimal precoding
matrix V for the first channel matrix;

receiving a signal for transmission;
applying the optimal precoding matrix V to the signal to generate a precoded signal for transmission over a physical channel;
and

transmitting the precoded signal.

US Pat. No. 9,654,756

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERPOLATING PIXEL COLORS FROM COLOR AND PANCHROMATIC CHANNELS TO COLOR CHANNELS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
capturing at least one image of a scene using chromatic pixels that use a first color space and using panchromatic pixels,
the chromatic pixels and the panchromatic pixels being on at least one image sensor;

detecting a correlated color temperature of the scene;
interpolating chromatic pixel values of the chromatic pixels and a panchromatic pixel value of the panchromatic pixels per
pixel to generate a merged image including at least three color channels in the first color space and a panchromatic channel
in the first color space;

converting the at least three color channels of the first color space to a first panchromatic light intensity channel in a
second color space and at least two first chrominance channels in the second color space based on the detected correlated
color temperature;

calculating a ratio per pixel between the first panchromatic light intensity channel in the second color space and a second
panchromatic light intensity channel in the second color space, where the second panchromatic light intensity channel is based
on the panchromatic value per pixel;

applying the ratio to the at least two first chrominance channels per pixel to determine pixel values in at least two second
chrominance channels of the second color space; and

converting channels per pixel from the second color space including the at least two second chrominance channels and the second
panchromatic light intensity channel to at least one of the first color space and a third color space.

US Pat. No. 9,664,731

DUAL RF TEST CONNECTION IN PORTABLE DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

17. A printed circuit board (PCB) for a portable electronic device, the PCB comprising:
an RF input;
a conductive path leading from the RF input;
the conductive path being interrupted by first and second connection pad pairs connected in parallel with each other and then
connected in series to a third connection pad pair; and a first RF connector placed across the third connection pad pair and
one of a short placed across the first connection pad pair and a second RF connector placed across the second connection pad
pair to close the interrupted conductive path.

US Pat. No. 9,628,910

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING ACOUSTIC FEEDBACK FROM A SPEAKER TO A MICROPHONE IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
reproducing an audio signal by an apparatus;
voice activity detecting an audible signal of at least one user at the apparatus; and
operating on at least one audio output channel of multiple audio output channels to attenuate acoustic pressure representative
of the audio signal near at least one microphone aperture location when the audible signal of the at least one user is detected
at the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,613,245

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTHENTICATION BY A BIOMETRIC SENSOR

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a biometric authentication sensor with activation sensors to detect an object in proximity to the biometric authentication
sensor; and

a control circuit coupled to the biometric authentication sensor, the control circuit implemented to:
activate an authentication operation in response to determining that coverage of the biometric authentication sensor by the
object exceeds a predetermined threshold; and

provide user feedback associated with the coverage of the biometric authentication sensor in response to determining that
the coverage of the biometric authentication sensor does not exceed the predetermined threshold based on the activation sensors,
the user feedback being proportional to an amount of the coverage of the biometric authentication sensor by the object, a
strong user feedback being provided if the object is closer to the biometric authentication sensor, and a weak user feedback
being provided if the object is farther away from the biometric authentication sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,489,172

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VOICE CONTROL USER INTERFACE WITH DISCREET OPERATING MODE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
operating a voice control interface engine of an electronic device in a first mode operative to receive a speech command from
a first distance and produce, in response to the speech command, an audible output at a first output level;

detecting, with one or more motion detectors operable with one or more processors of the electronic device to determine a
spatial orientation of the electronic device in three-dimensional space, a predefined user input comprising a lifting of the
electronic device from a first elevation to a second elevation; and

causing, with the one or more processors, the voice control interface engine to transition to a second mode operative to receive
the speech command from a second distance and produce, in response to the speech command, the audible output at a second output
level;

the second distance less than the first distance and the second output level less than the first output level.

US Pat. No. 9,479,885

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PERFORMING NULL STEERING OF ADAPTIVE MICROPHONE ARRAY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
configuring an adaptive microphone array to gather signals from one or more directions in a main lobe of the array;
configuring the array to reduce side interference gathered from one or more sources of acoustic energy that are not situated
within the main lobe of the array;

configuring a computer-readable memory to store a plurality of respective test signals gathered by the array at a corresponding
plurality of predetermined angular bearings with reference to the array;

processing one or more signals gathered in real time to provide a preliminary output signal and a set of preliminary weights;
determining an angular orientation with reference to the array at which an amplitude response of the array is to be reduced
or minimized;

retrieving a test signal from the plurality of respective test signals stored in the computer-readable memory based upon the
determined angular orientation;

applying the set of preliminary weights to the retrieved test signal to provide a set of null steering weights; and
processing the set of null steering weights and the preliminary output signal to reduce or minimize the amplitude response
of the array at the angular orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,749,954

RFID CONTEXTUAL LOCATION DETERMINATION AND SENSING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for radio-frequency identification (RFID)-based activation of one or more transceivers in a mobile device, the
method comprising:
transmitting, via a RFID reader of the mobile device, a signal to an RFID tag indicating a type of read of the RFID tag, the
type of read being one of a secure read or a generic read;

receiving a notification that one or more wireless networks are available based on communication with the RFID tag;
receiving information from the RFID tag regarding at least one of the one or more wireless networks based on the type of read
of the RFID tag, the at least one wireless network being a secure network or a guest network, the information comprising one
of: in response to the secure read of the RFID tag, authentication information to allow the mobile device to connect to the
secure network, or in response to the generic read of the RFID tag, guest information to allow the mobile device to connect
to the guest network; and

activating at least one transceiver in the mobile device for communication via the secure network or the guest network based
on the type of read of the RFID tag performed by the RFID reader.

US Pat. No. 9,740,899

RFID-BASED SENSORY MONITORING OF SPORTS EQUIPMENT

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving an interrogation, by a radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader, of a RFID tag associated with an object that
is in motion along a trajectory;

responsive to said receiving the interrogation:
activating one or more sensors that sense data about the motion and the trajectory of the object, the one or more sensors
including a force sensor to sense the data about a material deformation of the object; and

communicating the data about the motion and the trajectory of the object from the RFID tag to the RFID reader.

US Pat. No. 9,673,662

BATTERY DISCONNECT SAFEGUARD

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A system, comprising:
a primary battery configured as a power source to power components of a mobile device;
a secondary battery configured as an additional power source to power the components of the mobile device; and
a battery controller configured to switch from the secondary battery to the primary battery as the power source based on detected
acceleration of the mobile device and no detected touch contact with the mobile device, wherein the detected acceleration
indicates an impending secondary battery disconnect event due to the mobile device falling.

US Pat. No. 9,801,175

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOW LATENCY TRANSMISSIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting a first control channel in a first temporal portion of a subframe,
the subframe comprising a plurality of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols in a time domain and a plurality
of subcarriers in a frequency domain, the first control channel occupying a first portion of subcarriers less than the plurality
of subcarriers, and

the first control channel assigning first data resources only in the first temporal portion of the subframe;
transmitting a second control channel in a second temporal portion of the subframe,
the first temporal portion occupying at least one different first OFDM symbol in the subframe from the second temporal portion,
the second temporal portion occupying at least one different second OFDM symbol in the subframe from the first temporal portion,
the second control channel occupying a second portion of subcarriers less than the plurality of subcarriers, and
the second control channel assigning second data resources only in the second temporal portion of the subframe; and
transmitting a third control channel, the third control channel occupying at least one third OFDM symbol in a third temporal
portion in the subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,729,700

ANSWERING CALL BASED UPON THERMAL DETECTION OF PROXIMITY TO A USER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
generating a call alert notification on a device responsive to receiving an incoming call;
detecting a removal of the device from a stowed position after generating the call alert notification; and
answering the incoming call responsive to thermally detecting a proximity between the device and the user within a predetermined
time period after detecting the removal of the device from the stowed position, wherein thermally detecting the proximity
between the device and the user comprises detecting the proximity based on values of an external temperature associated with
the device generated by a thermal sensor positioned proximate a speaker of the device and detecting that the external temperature
associated with the device is above a threshold, the threshold being generated relative to a value of the external temperature
detected by the thermal sensor after detecting the removal of the device from the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 9,716,978

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MODE SETTINGS OF VEHICLE PASSENGERS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a first mobile communication device, a group of mobile communication devices that are in proximity to the first
mobile communication device;

sending a pairing command from the first mobile communication device to the group to initiate pairing of each mobile communication
device of the group with the first mobile communication device and with each other member of the group;

sending an alphanumeric code from the first mobile communication device to the group;
determining that the first mobile communication device is located in a vehicle and is associated with the vehicle driver;
placing the first mobile communication device in drive mode in response to determining that the first mobile communication
device is associated with the vehicle driver; and

broadcasting an advertising packet, by the first mobile communication device to the group, in response to determining that
the first mobile communication device is associated with the vehicle driver , the advertising packet containing a deactivate
drive mode command and the alphanumeric code.

US Pat. No. 9,640,858

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN ANTENNA ARRAY AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. Apparatus comprising:
a device housing having a shape characterized by an axis, a planar housing surface that is perpendicular to the axis, and
a housing sidewall that is parallel to the axis, wherein the housing sidewall is positioned along a periphery of the planar
housing surface;

a device face coupled to the device housing and positioned perpendicular to the axis at an opposite end of the device housing
from the planar housing surface;

a printed circuit board positioned within the device housing between and parallel to the planar housing surface and the device
face;

an antenna array having multiple antenna elements at least some of which are electrically coupled to the printed circuit board,
wherein the antenna array is configured to concentrate radiation of radio waves laterally through a radiation plane that is
parallel to the housing sidewall and that is perpendicular to the device face and the planar housing surface.

US Pat. No. 9,628,136

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MULTIPLE-INPUT AND MULTIPLE-OUTPUT OPERATION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE BASED ON A POSITION SENSOR INPUT

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method for disabling multiple-input and multiple-output operation in a communication device, the method comprising:
communicating data using multiple-input and multiple-output operation, wherein the data is communicated using multiple transceiver
paths;

receiving position sensor input;
determining receiver sensitivity for the multiple transceiver paths;
disabling at least a portion of one or more transceiver paths, of the multiple transceiver paths, based on the position sensor
input and the receiver sensitivity for the multiple transceiver paths.

US Pat. No. 9,609,922

WATCH AND BAND WITH LATCH ATTACHMENT

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A band for encircling another object with latch attachment, said band comprising:
a plurality of layers, combined together in a stacked arrangement in an order from first to last, each layer having a front
side facing and a back side facing, wherein when stacked, the back side facing of at least the first layer and any intermediate
layer between the first layer and the last layer will come into contact with the front side facing of a next adjacent layer
within the stack, where the front side facing of the first layer will form a front side facing of the band, and the back side
facing of the last layer will form a back side facing of the band; and

a latch attachment including a latch connection point, where the latch attachment is located between two adjacent layers of
the plurality of layers at an internal position along a length of the band proximate to one end of the band, but still a distance
away from an edge of said one end of the band, wherein each layer between the location of the latch attachment within the
stack of the plurality of layers and the back side facing of the band has a corresponding aligned opening in the layer for
exposing the latch connection point through the back side facing of the band.

US Pat. No. 9,729,796

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC STAGE SCENE DETECTION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
capturing a first image of a scene using a frame luma for automatic exposure control;
calculating a brightness contrast between a center region of the first image and areas surrounding the center region of the
first image;

ascertaining a brightness value for the entire first image;
determining the first image is a stage scene image based on the brightness contrast being greater than a stage scene contrast
threshold and the brightness value for the entire first image being less than a stage scene brightness value threshold;

adjusting the frame luma for the automatic exposure control for correct exposure of the center region of the first image in
response to determining the first image is a stage scene; and

capturing a second image of the scene based on automatic exposure control using the adjusted frame luma.

US Pat. No. 9,692,861

INTERNAL MAGNETIC LOCKING FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A mobile cellular device comprising:
a housing having an open top;
a screen assembly including at least a display screen and a battery;
one or more locking bars affixed to a first one of the housing and the screen assembly; and
a locking rod substantially parallel to the display screen and retained to a second one of the housing and the screen assembly,
the locking rod having at least one large diameter section and at least one smaller diameter section, such that when the screen
assembly is mated to the housing via the open top of the housing, the one or more locking bars align with and pass over the
at least one smaller diameter section, and when the locking rod is slid axially, the one or more locking bars align with and
are retained by the least one large diameter section.

US Pat. No. 9,659,355

APPLYING CORRECTIONS TO REGIONS OF INTEREST IN IMAGE DATA

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
extracting image data and associated metadata from a buffer memory;
determining, via the metadata, a face in the image data and a position of a first eye and a second eye of the face;
measuring, in the image data, an eye distance between the first eye and the second eye;
selecting at least one region of interest around at least one of the first and the second eye based on a size of the face
and the eye distances; and

in response to selecting the at least one region of interest, applying at least one correction to the at least one region
of interest.

US Pat. No. 9,667,760

MODULE SLICES IN MODULAR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A mobile device modular system comprising:
a mobile communications device supporting a plurality of functions and having a first module alignment array, a first module
electrical connection array, and a first module retention array; and

a first function module providing an additional function not included in the plurality of functions of the mobile communications
device, the first function module having a first side and including on the first side a second module alignment array, a second
module electrical connection array, and a second module retention array configured to mate with the first module alignment
array, first module electrical connection array, and first module retention array respectively when the first function module
is docked to the mobile communications device, the first function module also having a second side opposite the first side,
and having on the second side a third module alignment array, third module electrical connection array, and third module retention
array configured to mate to a second function module when the second function module is docked to the first function module.

US Pat. No. 10,051,754

TRAY OPERATING SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING METHODS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a housing comprising a major face defining a width of the housing, a first minor face extending distally from a first side of the major face, and a second minor face extending distally from a second side of the major face, the major face, the first minor face, and the second minor face defining an opening of the housing; and
an extension member extending distally from the major face between the first minor face and the second minor face, the extension member defining an extension member width that is less than the width of the housing, wherein the extension member is folded back over an edge of the major face to define a load bearing surface extending beyond a perimeter of the major face.

US Pat. No. 9,800,773

DIGITAL CAMERA APPARATUS WITH DYNAMICALLY CUSTOMIZED FOCUS RETICLE AND AUTOMATIC FOCUS RETICLE POSITIONING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
camera equipment comprising one or more lenses and one or more camera sensors operative to detect at least three colors;
a display, operatively coupled to the camera equipment, and operative to provide a viewfinder that can display a scene sensed
by the camera sensors of the camera equipment;

non-volatile, non-transitory memory, having location information and size information for an object-of-interest stored therein;
and

a processor, operatively coupled to the camera equipment, the memory and to display, and configured to:
construct a custom reticle using the location information and size information for the object-of-interest; and
control the camera equipment and the display to provide the custom reticle that defines a region-of-interest having a shape
corresponding to the object-of-interest as the object-of-interest appears in the viewfinder.

US Pat. No. 9,634,774

DESENSE REDUCTION VIA PIN REMAP IN MODULAR DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A modular device system including a base portable electronic communication device comprising:
a chassis;
a housing at least partially encompassing the chassis, having a display side and a reverse side, and having top, bottom and
side edges, wherein one or more antennas are located along one of the top, bottom and side edges;

a ground element exposed on the reverse side of the housing and being adjacent to the one or more antennas, the ground element
being electrically tied to the chassis; and

a multi-pin connector array on the reverse side and being adjacent to the ground element such that the ground element lies
between the connector array and the one or more antennas, the connector array having multiple pins supporting multiple data
speeds between and including low speed data and high speed data, wherein the multi-pin connector array has a center and the
high speed data pins are located closer to the array center than the low speed data pins, the multi-pin connector array being
configured and located to electrically connect to a mating array on a module device when the module device is mated to the
base portable electronic communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,444,928

QUEUEING VOICE ASSIST MESSAGES DURING MICROPHONE USE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
generating a voice assist message in a device;
queueing the voice assist message responsive to a state of a microphone in the device indicating an active state; and
executing the queued voice assist message on the device responsive to identifying the state of the microphone in the device
indicating an inactive state.

US Pat. No. 9,999,041

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION OF CONFIGURATION INFORMATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in an apparatus, the method comprising:transmitting configuration information regarding a downlink control information message for a physical uplink shared channel transmission;
sending the downlink control information message on a physical downlink control channel in a first subframe to a user equipment, the downlink control information message indicating a plurality of resource assignments in a second subframe for an uplink carrier from which the user equipment selects one resource assignment for transmission on the uplink carrier, where the downlink control information message is cyclic redundancy check scrambled by a radio network temporary identifier that is indicated via higher layers that are higher than a physical layer; and
receiving, from the user equipment, a data packet on the physical uplink shared channel in a resource of a selected resource assignment in the second subframe on the uplink carrier, where the selected resource assignment is selected from the plurality of resource assignments.

US Pat. No. 9,665,128

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPONENT SHIELDING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A component shielding system for a portable electronic device comprising:
a metal housing;
a printed circuit board (PCB) within the housing;
a plurality of electronic components on a surface of the PCB, including two or more electronic components requiring shielding;
a single metal shield covering the plurality of electronic components, the metal shield having a top portion and one or more
descending side walls, the one or more descending side walls descending substantially to the PCB and encompassing a periphery
of the metal shield except at one or more but not all edges where the metal shield contacts the housing and does not descend
substantially to the PCB; and

one or more internal walls descending from the top portion of the metal shield substantially to the PCB, the one or more internal
walls separating the two or more electronic components under the single metal shield requiring shielding from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,075,949

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOW LATENCY TRANSMISSIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving a resource assignment;
determining a first set of time-frequency resources in a subframe from the resource assignment;
determining a second set of time-frequency resources in the subframe, the second set of time-frequency resources used for a second latency data transmission, and the second set of time-frequency resources overlapping with at least a portion of the first set of time-frequency resources; and
decoding a first latency data transmission in the subframe based on the determined first and second set of time-frequency resources, where the first latency transmission has a longer latency than the second latency transmission,
wherein the method further comprises:
determining a modulation and coding scheme value from the resource assignment; and
adjusting log likelihood ratio values of bits corresponding to first latency data transmission and mapped to the second set of time-frequency resources, only if the modulation and coding scheme value exceeds a modulation and coding scheme threshold, and
wherein decoding the first latency data transmission further comprises decoding the first latency data transmission based on adjusted log likelihood ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,924,501

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING LATENCY OF LTE UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
sending an indication to a user equipment, the indication indicating a set of frequency domain resource blocks for possible
physical uplink shared channel transmission in an uplink subframe; and

receiving a physical uplink shared channel in a selected subset of resource blocks in the uplink subframe, where the subset
of resource blocks is selected from the set of frequency domain resource blocks for possible physical uplink shared channel
transmission based on a selection criterion, wherein the selection criterion uses at least a resource set size acquired from
the indication, a modulo function, and an identifier associated with the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,705,573

CONTROLLING MULTIPLE-INPUT AND MULTIPLE-OUTPUT OPERATION OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHEN THE DEVICE IS ATTACHED TO A BATTERY CHARGER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
determining that a battery level of a communication device is below a first battery level threshold
while the communication device is attached to a battery charger, the communication device enabling multiple-input and multiple-output
(MIMO) operation; and

determining, based on a type of the attached battery charger, whether to disable multiple-input and multiple-output operation
of the communication device while the device is attached to the battery charger.

US Pat. No. 9,852,726

BACKGROUND NOISE REDUCTION IN AN AUDIO DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for background noise reduction, comprising:
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 that is determined based on at
least one of the one or more background noise characteristics and a modified incoming audio (MIA) component that is determined
based on at least one of the one or more background noise characteristics, wherein each of a limit of the ANC component and
a limit of the MIA component is dynamically controlled to be less than or equal to a system limit, wherein a limit of the
combined signal is approximately at the system limit.

US Pat. No. 9,723,557

METHODS FOR RECONNECTING TO A NETWORK

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
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, including at least a geographic location of the mobile device;
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, the network connection attempt information including
a last known location of the mobile device before losing connection to the network and a duration of the lost connection.

US Pat. No. 9,942,934

WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORK ASSEMBLY USING NETWORK CODING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of setting up a wireless ad hoc network comprising:constructing an initial network graph by a source device, the network graph representing the source device, at least one intermediate device, and at least one communication path between the source device and the intermediate device;
sending the initial network graph to the intermediate device and requesting an update;
receiving a second network graph from the intermediate device in response to sending the initial network graph; and
determining an updated network graph by performing a union of the initial network graph and the second network graph.

US Pat. No. 9,924,464

IDENTIFYING AT LEAST ONE ALTERNATE POWER SOURCE FOR PROVIDING POWER TO A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
monitoring power parameters associated with at least one battery of a portable device;
reading usage data associated with the portable device;
identifying, from the usage data, the state of charge of the at least one battery;
predicting, from the usage data, future traveling of the user of the portable device, wherein the predicted future traveling
corresponds to at least one portion of the upcoming time period of use, and wherein the portable device has limited access
to charging stations and replacement batteries during at least that one portion of the upcoming time period of use;

calculating, based on the usage data and the power parameters, an estimated battery consumption of the portable device during
the upcoming time period of use;

determining, based on the power parameters, whether the at least one battery of the portable device is capable of powering
the portable device for an entirety of an upcoming time period of use; and

in response to determining the at least one battery is not capable of powering the portable device for the entirety of the
upcoming time period of use:

identifying at least one alternate power source that may deliver power to the portable device for use during the upcoming
time period of use, the at least one alternate power source including at least one of:

at least one replacement battery; and
at least one charging station that is communicatively connected to the portable device; and
generating a power management strategy that includes consideration of the at least one alternate power source;
wherein the estimated battery consumption and predicted future traveling of the user affect the determination of whether the
state of charge of the at least one battery is sufficient to continue to power the portable device for the time period and
affect the generation of the power management strategy.

US Pat. No. 9,665,152

RFID-BASED POWER STATUS AND BATTERY MANAGEMENT

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
interrogating a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag of a mobile device from a RFID reader;
determining that the mobile device is powered on based on the RFID tag not responding to the interrogation from the RFID reader,
an antenna of the RFID tag being disabled when the mobile device is powered-up;

determining that the mobile device is powered off based on the RFID tag responding to the interrogation from the RFID reader,
the antenna of the RFID tag being enabled when the mobile device is powered-down;

determining a battery level of a battery in the mobile device while the mobile device is said powered-down; and
storing an indication of the battery level in a memory of the RFID tag while the mobile device is said powered-down.

US Pat. No. 9,582,984

DETECTING PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF PORTABLE DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for detecting physical separation between a first device and a second device, comprising:
identifying a moving state of the first device;
collecting a first set of motion data for the first device responsive to identifying the moving state;
sending a motion signal to the second device responsive to identifying the moving state of the first device
receiving a second set of motion data from a second device responsive to identifying the moving state and responsive to the
moving signal;

comparing the first and second sets of motion data to determine a motion consistency metric; and
generating an alert signal responsive to the motion consistency metric being less than a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,775,130

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A LOCATION OF AN ALERT FOR A REMOTELY ORIGINATING INCOMING COMMUNICATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A system for managing a location of an alert for a remotely originating incoming communication intended for a particular
user to one or more of a plurality of devices associated with the particular user as the primary user of each of the plurality
of devices, the system comprising:
a primary device associated with the particular user as the primary user, the primary device including a local communication
management module, a remote communication management module, the remote communication management module is configured for
receiving remotely originating incoming communications, and a user alert element;

one or more secondary devices paired with the primary device and associated with the particular user as the primary user,
where the primary device and the one or more secondary devices form the plurality of devices associated with the particular
user, each of the one or more secondary devices including a local communication management module configured for communicating
with the paired primary device via the local communication management module of the primary device, a remote communication
management module configured for receiving remotely originating incoming communications, one or more sensors configured to
sense a proximity of the respective secondary device relative to the particular user, and a user alert element; and

a controller configured for receiving the remotely originating incoming communication, and when the incoming communication
is intended for the particular user, initiating an alert at one or more of the plurality of devices associated with the particular
user via the respective remote communication management modules of the one or more of the plurality of devices at which the
alert is being initiated for attempting to establish a communication connection with the particular user; and

wherein the controller is configured to send the alert to the particular user via the user alert element of at least a particular
one of the one or more secondary devices, when the local communication management module of the particular one of the one
or more secondary devices detects that it is no longer in communication with the primary device paired with the secondary
device via the local communication management module of the paired primary device, and the one or more sensors of the particular
one of the one or more secondary devices senses that the particular one of the one or more secondary devices is proximate
to the particular user with which the particular one of the one or more secondary devices is associated.

US Pat. No. 9,722,454

WIRELESS CHARGING APPARATUS INCLUDING AN ADAPTER THAT HOLDS A DEVICE TO BE CHARGED WITH A SIDE EXTERNAL TO THE WIRELESS CHARGING APPARATUS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A wireless charging apparatus comprising:
an exciter that initiates and shapes microwave power, the exciter comprising:
a ground structure; and
a feed structure disposed within the ground structure; and
an adapter configured to hold a device to be charged with a side of the device to be charged external to the apparatus while
charging the device to be charged, the adapter configured to transmit the microwave power from the exciter to the device to
be charged.

US Pat. No. 9,698,132

CHIP PACKAGE STACK UP FOR HEAT DISSIPATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A chip package stack up comprising:
a processor chip package having a top surface and a bottom surface;
an interposer, disposed above and connected to the processor chip package top surface;
a memory chip package disposed above the interposer and connected to the processor chip package through the interposer; and
a processor chip package heat spreader having a bottom surface adhered to the processor chip package top surface, and having
an extending portion that extends outwardly from an edge of the processor chip package.

US Pat. No. 9,941,732

CONTROLLING CHARGING AND/OR DISCHARGING OF BATTERIES WITHIN A USER DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A user device, comprising:a first battery that powers the user device;
a second battery that powers the user device; and
a switching logic controller that simultaneously charges the first and second batteries based on a temperature of at least one of the first and second batteries being above a threshold temperature that damages at least one of the first and second batteries and individually discharges one of the first and second batteries based on the temperature of at least one of the first and second batteries being below a threshold temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,813,635

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTO EXPOSURE VALUE DETECTION FOR HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
capturing an image as a captured image at a capture exposure value;
changing the exposure of a current iteration of the image by at least a fraction of an exposure value;
capturing a changed exposure image at the changed exposure value;
ascertaining a difference between an exposure data metric of the current iteration of the changed exposure image and an exposure
data metric of a previous iteration of the image;

comparing the difference between the exposure data metric of the current iteration of the changed exposure image and the exposure
data metric of the previous iteration of the image to a difference threshold; and

repeating changing the exposure value, capturing the changed exposure image, ascertaining the difference, and comparing the
difference when the difference between the exposure data metric of the current iteration of the changed exposure image and
the exposure data metric of the previous iteration of the image exceeds the difference threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,742,971

DUAL CAMERA SYSTEM ZOOM NOTIFICATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A dual camera system, comprising:
a first imager designed to support synthetic optical zoom of a scene, wherein the first imager comprises a camera with a first
angle of view;

a second imager designed to support the synthetic optical zoom of the scene in conjunction with the first imager, wherein
the second imager comprises a camera with a narrower angle of view than the first imager, and wherein the synthetic optical
zoom merges the image from the first imager and the image from the second imager at the same scene to generate a zoomed image;

a camera controller comprising one or more computer-readable media embodying instructions which are configured to:
determine that the synthetic optical zoom is not supported to capture an image of the scene with the dual camera system; and
initiate a message for a user of the dual camera system to indicate that the synthetic optical zoom is not supported to capture
the image of the scene.

US Pat. No. 9,762,368

IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE WITH OTHER TECHNOLOGIES IN LTE LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS OPERATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for a wireless communication device to perform wireless transmissions of a first technology on a first carrier
and a second technology on a second carrier, said method comprising:
determining, by the wireless communication device, a need to perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) on the second carrier;
coordinating, by the wireless communication device, a wireless transmission on the first carrier with performance of the CCA
on the second carrier; and

commencing, by the wireless communication device, a wireless transmission on the second carrier if the CCA on the second carrier
is successful,

wherein said coordinating comprises:
inhibiting wireless transmission on the first carrier during a first period; and
performing a CCA on the second carrier during a second period, wherein the second period at least partly overlaps the first
period.

US Pat. No. 9,754,588

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VOICE CONTROL USER INTERFACE WITH DISCREET OPERATING MODE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
operating a voice control interface engine of an electronic device in a first mode operative to receive a speech command from
a first distance and produce, in response to the speech command, an audible output at a first output level;

monitoring, with one or more processors of the electronic device, one or more proximity sensors to detect an object proximately
located with a housing of the electronic device while operating the voice control interface engine in the first mode;

detecting, by the one or more processors from the one or more proximity sensors, removal of the object from the housing of
the electronic device;

upon detecting removal of the object, initiating a timer with the one or more processors; and
upon expiration of the timer, causing, with the one or more processors, the voice control interface engine to transition to
a second mode operative to receive the speech command from a second distance and produce, in response to the speech command,
the audible output at a second output level;

the second distance greater than the first distance and the second output level greater than the first output level.

US Pat. No. 9,666,934

ANTENNA LINK IN ULTRA-THIN DEVICE WITH SINGLE-PIECE METAL HOUSING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:
a single-piece metallic housing portion having a main body and having a periphery with one or more antenna arms formed in
the periphery, each antenna arm comprising a strip of the metallic housing portion electrically connected to the main body
of the metallic housing portion at one end and extending to a terminal end, enclosing an opening in the housing except for
a gap;

a non-conductive material configured and positioned in the gap and thus, in concert with the one or more antenna arms, fully
enclose the opening in the housing, wherein the terminal end of at least one of the antenna arms is turned to extend toward
the main body of the single-piece metallic housing so as to lengthen the antenna arm and tune a resonance of the antenna arm;

a metal trace positioned parallel to the one or more antenna arms so as to capacitivly couple to the one or more antenna arms;
and

a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within the single piece metallic housing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,667,871

REMOTE IMAGING IN MODULAR CELLULAR PHONE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for remotely viewing, at a first portable electronic device, visual data captured at a second portable electronic
device dockable to the first portable electronic device, wherein the second portable electronic device includes an imager
and the first portable device includes a display, the method comprising in order:
detecting user initiation of a visual data capture process at the first portable electronic device while the first portable
electronic device and second portable electronic device are docked together such that they conductively exchange data;

receiving at the first portable electronic device visual data from the second portable electronic device while the first portable
electronic device and second portable electronic device are docked together and displaying the received visual data on the
display of the first portable electronic device;

detecting at the first portable electronic device during the visual data capture process after the first portable electronic
device and second portable electronic device have been docked together, that the first and second portable electronic devices
have become undocked and are no longer able to conductively exchange data and in response to detecting that the first and
second portable electronic devices have become undocked during the visual data capture process;

activating a wireless connection between the first portable electronic device and the second portable electronic device; and
receiving at the first portable electronic device via the wireless connection additional visual data from the second portable
electronic device and displaying the received additional visual data on the display of the first portable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,965,055

PASSIVE STYLUS WITH RFID-ENABLED SENSING

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A stylus, comprising:a conductive tip configured to interact with a touchscreen of a computing device;
a pressure sensor configured to sense pressure when the conductive tip contacts the touchscreen;
a passive RFID tag configured to receive pressure sensor data from the pressure sensor, the passive RFID tag readable by the computing device to determine whether the conductive tip of the stylus is contacting the touchscreen, or whether the stylus is hovering above the touchscreen;
an RFID antenna of the passive RFID tag, the RFID antenna positioned in a body of the stylus to prevent detuning the RFID antenna when the stylus is held for use; and
an additional RFID antenna of the passive RFID tag, the additional RFID antenna positioned at an opposite end of the body of the stylus to prevent interference with reading the passive RFID tag.

US Pat. No. 9,633,445

CALCULATING A SHARPNESS VALUE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
filtering, by use of a processor, an image with an edge extraction filter to generate filtered pixel values for each pixel
of the image;

calculating a sharpness threshold as a function of the filtered pixel values;
calculating a sharpness weight for each filtered pixel value as a function of the filtered pixel value and the sharpness threshold;
calculating a weighted pixel value for each filtered pixel value as a function of the filtered pixel value and the corresponding
sharpness weight for the filtered pixel value; and

calculating a sharpness value for the image as a mean of the weighted pixel values.

US Pat. No. 9,940,498

LOW POWER APPLICATION ACCESS USING FINGERPRINT SENSOR AUTHENTICATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:detecting an interaction event on a display of a device in a locked mode, wherein the interaction event originates at one of a fingerprint sensor of the device or an application icon and terminates at the other of the fingerprint sensor or the application icon;
authenticating the interaction event using the fingerprint sensor; and
activating a function associated with the application icon responsive to authenticating the interaction event without unlocking the device.

US Pat. No. 9,892,247

MULTIMODAL BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY (PPG) BULK ABSORPTION BIOMETRIC

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
extracting bulk absorption features from biometric data obtained using a first photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor and generating
a first biometric template;

extracting bulk absorption features from biometric data obtained using a second PPG sensor that operates in a different spectral
range from the first PPG sensor;

generating a second biometric template using the extracted bulk absorption features from the biometric data obtained at the
different spectral range; and

providing an authentication output signal in response to the first biometric template matching a first enrolled biometric
template and the second biometric template matching a second enrolled biometric template.

US Pat. No. 9,866,764

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING AUTO EXPOSURE BETWEEN CHROMATIC PIXELS AND PANCHROMATIC PIXELS IN A CAMERA SYSTEM

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
determining a first exposure for different chromatic pixels that detect different color light;
detecting an illumination type of a scene;
ascertaining an exposure ratio between the chromatic pixels and panchromatic pixels based on the illumination type of the
scene;

determining a second exposure for the panchromatic pixels that detect panchromatic light, where the first exposure is different
from the second exposure based on the exposure ratio between the chromatic pixels and the panchromatic pixels; and

capturing at least one image of the scene using the first exposure for the different chromatic pixels and the second exposure
for the panchromatic pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,842,224

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROXIMITY SENSORS AND MODE SWITCHING FUNCTIONALITY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing;
one or more processors;
a plurality of proximity sensor components operable with the one or more processors, each proximity sensor component:
comprising an infrared signal receiver to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing; and
disposed about a perimeter of the housing and behind a grille defining a plurality of reception beams having a cumulative
beam reception angle;

the cumulative beam reception angle of any one proximity sensor component overlapping the cumulative beam reception angle
of at least one other proximity sensor component;

the one or more processors operable to:
detect, with the plurality of proximity sensor components, whether a single person or a plurality of people are within a thermal
reception radius of the electronic device; and

where the single person is within the thermal reception radius, operate the electronic device in a first mode of operation;
and

where the plurality of people is within the thermal reception radius, operate the electronic device in a second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,842,288

RFID-BASED HAND SENSORY APPARATUS FOR MONITORING HANDLED INVENTORY

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A system, comprising:
a wearable article worn by a user who moves items, each of the items having a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag;
a RFID reader designed to interrogate the RFID tags and receive an identification response from each of the RFID tags associated
with the respective items;

a tracking system implemented in the wearable article, the tracking system comprising:
at least one force sensor to register a force on an item;
a motion sensor to sense motion of the wearable article; and
tracking logic that initiates the RFID reader to interrogate the RFID tag of the item based on the force on the item and the
motion of the wearable article.

US Pat. No. 9,830,495

BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM WITH PROXIMITY SENSOR

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

11. A method of a biometric authentication system having a biometric authentication sensor and activation sensors, the method
comprising:
transmitting at least one light signal from one of the activation sensors;
detecting at least one return signal associated with the at least one light signal at the one activation sensor;
determining whether an object is within proximity of the biometric authentication sensor based on the at least one return
signal;

determining whether a threshold number of the activation sensors are covered by the object; and
activating the biometric authentication sensor in response to determining that the object is detected and based in part on
exceeding the threshold number of the activation sensors covered by the object.

US Pat. No. 9,825,484

MULTIPLE COIL STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE TYPES OF WIRELESS CHARGING AND NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A multiple coil structure for supporting multiple types of charging and near field communications comprising:
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;

an outer charging coil comprising a second conductor path forming one or more loops, which extend around the outer boundary
of the inner charging coil, wherein the direction of travel of the conductor path from an end point of the second conductor
path is one of a substantially clockwise direction or a substantially counter-clockwise direction, and wherein the outer charging
coil has an inner boundary and an outer boundary; and

a near field communication coil comprising a third conductor path forming one or more loops within the inner boundary of the
inner charging coil, wherein the direction of travel of the conductor path from an end point of the third conductor path is
one of a substantially clockwise direction or a substantially counter-clockwise direction, and wherein the third conductor
path in addition to forming one or more loops within the inner boundary of the inner charging coil includes a section of conductor
path that transitions to an area outside the outer boundary of the inner charging coil, where the portion of the third conductor
path outside the outer boundary of the inner charging coil includes one or more additional loops in substantially the same
direction as the one or more loops formed by the portion of the third conductor path within the inner boundary of the inner
charging coil.

US Pat. No. 9,635,156

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PROXIMITY-BASED COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONALITY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing;
one or more processors;
a timer;
at least one proximity sensor component operable with the one or more processors and comprising an infrared signal receiver
receiving an infrared emission from an object external to the housing;

an identification module; and
a communication circuit;
the one or more processors receiving, with the communication circuit, an incoming communication from a remote communication
device and determining whether a person is within a thermal reception radius of the at least one proximity sensor component;

where the person is within the thermal reception radius, the identification module attempting to determine an identity of
the person; and

where the person is not within the thermal reception radius, the one or more processors performing a control operation in
response to receiving the incoming communication;

the one or more processors further, upon failing to detect the person within the thermal reception radius, initiating the
timer and performing the control operation only after expiration of the timer.

US Pat. No. 9,613,336

RFID LOGIC TAG

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A system, comprising:
a first radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag configured for status monitoring of a first item;
at least a second RFID tag configured for status monitoring of a second item;
an RFID logic device configured to:
initiate an interrogation of the first and second RFID tags;
receive status data as responses from the respective first and second RFID tags; and
generate a logic signal based on a logic operation applied to the status data from the first and second RFID tags.

US Pat. No. 10,075,919

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PROXIMITY SENSORS AND IDENTIFICATION BEACON

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
one or more processors;
at least one proximity sensor component operable with the one or more processors and comprising an infrared signal receiver receiving an infrared emission from an object external to the housing without a corresponding transmitter; and
at least one proximity detector component operable with the one or more processors and comprising a signal emitter and a corresponding signal receiver;
the one or more processors actuating the at least one proximity detector component when the at least one proximity sensor component receives the infrared emission from the object, thereby causing the signal emitter to transmit a beacon having a unique identifier encoded therein; and
the one or more processors monitoring the corresponding signal receiver for a response transmission from another electronic device in response to transmission of the beacon, and upon failing to receive the response transmission, causing the signal emitter to transmit a request signal requesting identification credentials from the another electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,805,183

UTILIZING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAGS TO DISPLAY MESSAGES AND NOTIFICATIONS ON PERIPHERAL DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
equipping a peripheral device with an RFID tag including a memory device configured for electronically storing information,
an RF receiver configured for receiving an interrogation signal from an RFID reader separate from the peripheral device, and
an RF transmitter operatively coupled to the RF receiver and the memory device;

configuring the RF transmitter for: (a) modulating an RF carrier with the electronically stored information from the memory
device, and (b) transmitting the modulated RF carrier, in response to the RF receiver receiving the interrogation signal from
the RFID reader that is separate from the peripheral device, wherein a device embodying the RFID reader comprises a mobile
device including an RF transmitter configured for generating the interrogation signal and an RF receiver configured for receiving
and demodulating the modulated RF carrier transmitted by the RFID tag;

the peripheral device being configured to detect an energizing of the RFID tag in response to the RFID tag receiving the interrogation
signal, wherein the detected energizing of the RFID tag provides an indication to the peripheral device that a communication
link is to be established between the mobile device and the peripheral device; and

the peripheral device being configured to display a message, provided from the device embodying the RFID reader, on the peripheral
device using the received interrogation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,797,770

STOWED DEVICE DETECTION USING MULTIPLE SENSORS

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
sensing, using at least a first sensor, sensor data including at least an ambient light value indicating an amount of light
sensed by the first sensor in a computing device;

checking whether the ambient light value is below a first threshold amount;
determining, in response to the ambient light value being below the first threshold amount, whether the computing device is
currently stowed or not stowed based on values from at least a second sensor situated on a first side of the computing device
and a third sensor situated on a second side of the computing device; and

storing an indication of whether the computing device is determined to be currently stowed or not stowed.

US Pat. No. 9,743,392

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING APERIODIC CHANNEL STATE INDICATION REFERENCE SIGNALS FOR LTE OPERATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

8. A method in a base station comprising:
transmitting, from the base station to a user equipment, downlink control information containing a channel state information
request on a physical control channel in a subframe of a first serving cell, the channel state information request directing
the user equipment to perform channel state information measurements for at least one aperiodic channel state information
reference signal of a second serving cell, where the downlink control information includes an indication of resources for
the aperiodic channel state information reference signal in a subframe of the second serving cell; and

receiving, from the user equipment, in another subframe, a message containing the requested channel state information,
wherein the method further comprises performing a listen-before-talk procedure to determine if a carrier is clear for a carrier
frequency corresponding to the second serving cell prior to sending the aperiodic channel state information reference signal
on the second serving cell.

US Pat. No. 9,754,137

ON-DEMAND ACTIVATION OF RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TAG

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, comprising:
an antenna disposed on a first side of the RFID tag, the antenna configured to receive an interrogation signal;
an integrated circuit disposed on a second side of the RFID tag, the integrated circuit coupled to the antenna, the integrated
circuit including an external operability input, the integrated circuit configured to respond to the interrogation signal
if the RFID tag is in an active state and configured to not respond to the interrogation signal if the RFID tag is in an inactive
state;

activation circuitry including a first circuit element coupled to the external operability input of the integrated circuit
and a second circuit element coupled to a ground node of the RFID tag; and

a disable tab that is detachable from the RFID tag, the disable tab including a conductive element that is configured to provide
a short-circuit current path between the first circuit element and the second circuit element of the activation circuitry
if the disable tab is attached to the RFID tag,

wherein the activation circuitry is configured to establish the inactive state if the disable tab is attached to the RFID
tag or to establish the active state if the disable tab is detached from the RFID tag.

US Pat. No. 9,883,023

PRIVACY MODE DETECTION AND RESPONSE OVER VOICE ACTIVATED INTERFACE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable electronic communication device comprising:
an input receiver configured to receive an input;
one or more outputs; and
a processor programmed to receive input from the input receiver and to determine whether the received input indicate a desire
for the device to enter a private mode, wherein the device alters communications from the device via the one or more outputs
while in the private mode, and to enter the private mode if the received input indicates a desire for the device to enter
a private mode, and wherein the one or more user outputs include an audio speaker, and wherein altering communications from
the device comprises reducing a volume at which the device plays an audible communication via the audio speaker.

US Pat. No. 9,807,751

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING USER EQUIPMENT UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS ON AN UNLICENSED CARRIER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:
communicating with a base station on a carrier;
receiving an uplink grant from the base station for physical uplink shared channel transmission, where the uplink grant includes
a field indicating at least whether an initial discrete Fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
symbol is reserved for a sounding reference signal in a subframe;

performing listen before talk to determine whether the subframe is available for uplink transmission in response to receiving
the uplink grant;

transmitting a sounding reference signal in the initial discrete Fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
symbol of the subframe if listen before talk indicates that the subframe is available and the uplink grant field indicates
that the symbol is reserved for a sounding reference signal in the subframe; and

transmitting physical uplink shared channel in at least a portion of a remaining part of the subframe, where the remaining
part of the subframe occurs later than the initial discrete Fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
symbol.

US Pat. No. 9,912,253

FULL BRIDGE TUNNEL DIODE INVERTER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A full bridge tunnel diode inverter comprising:
a pair of input terminals;
a first pair of tunnel diodes bridging the input terminals, the first pair of tunnel diodes being connected in series and
oriented in the same direction;

a second pair of tunnel diodes bridging the input terminals, the second pair of tunnel diodes being connected in series and
oriented in the same direction;

a first pair of schottky diodes, each of the first pair of schottky diodes being connected in parallel and in an opposite
orientation to a respective one of the first pair of tunnel diodes such that all of the first pair of schottky diodes and
the first pair of tunnel diodes meet at a first intersection point; and

a second pair of schottky diodes, each of the second pair of schottky diodes being connected in parallel and in an opposite
orientation to a respective one of the second pair of tunnel diodes such that all of the second pair of schottky diodes and
the second pair of tunnel diodes meet at a second intersection point, the first intersection point and second intersection
point forming a pair of outputs of the full bridge tunnel diode inverter for a primary transformer coil.

US Pat. No. 9,832,300

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTEXTUALLY MANAGING CONTACT PRIORITIES BASED ON TRAVEL

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method performed by a first electronic device for contextually managing contact priorities based on travel, the method
comprising:
determining a travel destination remote from a home location for the first electronic device;
determining a set of individuals who will be located at the travel destination by parsing one or more of the following information
at the first electronic device: electronic communications, social media, travel itinerary, or calendar;

temporarily making one or more contacts for the set of individuals preferred contacts while traveling; and
enabling a limited-interruption mode on the first electronic device while traveling, wherein an audible alert on the first
electronic device is enabled for preferred contacts and disabled for non-preferred contacts while the limited-interruption
mode is enabled, wherein non-preferred contacts are contacts that are not associated with preferred contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,824,203

UTILIZING A RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG TO ASSESS THE BATTERY LEVEL OF A PERIPHERAL DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
configuring an RFID tag to store information related to a battery charge level of a battery of a peripheral device;
reading the RFID tag by an RFID reader;
determining by the RFID reader whether the RFID tag includes stored information indicative of the battery charge level being
low or depleted;

and disabling subsequent reading of the RFID tag by the RFID reader in response to a determination determining that the RFID
tag includes stored information indicative of the battery charge level being low or depleted.

US Pat. No. 9,781,712

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING USER EQUIPMENT UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS ON AN UNLICENSED CARRIER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:
receiving, in a subframe, a grant for transmitting physical uplink shared channel on a serving cell operating on an unlicensed
carrier;

determining a set of subframes for possible transmission of the physical uplink shared channel;
performing listen before talk on the unlicensed carrier to determine an earliest unoccupied subframe in the set of subframes;
and

transmitting physical uplink shared channel transmissions in multiple subframes within the set of subframes on the unlicensed
carrier, starting with the earliest unoccupied subframe, in response to receiving the grant,

wherein the grant comprises a first grant for transmitting physical uplink shared channel including a hybrid automatic repeat
request identifier,

wherein the method further comprises:
determining a new hybrid automatic repeat request identifier for each physical uplink shared channel transmission of the physical
uplink shared channel transmissions in the multiple subframes made in response to the first grant, where the new hybrid automatic
repeat request identifier is determined based on the received hybrid automatic repeat request identifier and a subframe index
of each subframe of the multiple subframes;

receiving, after receiving the first grant, a second grant requesting a retransmission, where the second grant includes at
least one new hybrid automatic repeat request identifier that was previously determined by the user equipment; and

transmitting physical uplink shared channel in response to the second grant to retransmit the data that is associated with
the same new hybrid automatic repeat request identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,633,659

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VOICE ENROLLING AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTING DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method performed by a networked server, the method for transferring a voice enrollment of a first electronic computing
device for use by a user to a second electronic device for use by the same user to make voice enrolling the second electronic
device by directly speaking to the device unnecessary, the method comprising:
receiving voice data over a first communication connection from the first electronic computing device, wherein the voice data
comprises a user-specific launch phrase spoken by the user, wherein the user-specific launch phrase spoken to the first electronic
computing device is configured for training the first electronic computing device to launch in response to the user-specific
launch phrase spoken by voice of the user, and wherein the voice data comprising the user-specific launch phrase is transmitted
from the first electronic computing device to the server;

creating an account for the user and associating the voice data with the account of the user;
receiving an indication of a second electronic computing device to voice enroll, wherein the indication is a trigger event
indicating that the second electronic computing device is to be associated with the user; and

initiating voice enrollment of the second electronic computing device over a second communication connection by sending the
voice data to the second electronic computing device for use by the user for launching the second electronic computing device
by speaking the launch phrase, wherein the second electronic computing device is synchronized with the voice data received
from the server and associated with the user, wherein the networked server comprises a portion of a retail management system,
and wherein receiving an indication of the second electronic computing device comprises receiving an order for the second
electronic computing device placed from the first electronic computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,219,389

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING MILLIMETER WAVE ANTENNAS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a computing environment comprising active components attached to and functionally interconnected on more than one layer of a multilayer printed circuit board (PCB), where a planar surface of each layer of the multilayer PCB defines a horizontal plane;
a communication module in communication with the active components of the computing environment, the communication module transceiving in a millimeter wave (mmWave) band via an input/output component;
at least one ground plane formed on at least a portion of a planar surface of the multilayer PCB, the input/output component comprising a conductive component attached to the multilayer PCB;
two or more metal components that are physically attached to the multilayer PCB and electrically coupled to the at least one ground plane;
a monopole antenna electrically connected to the input/output component, positioned vertically through one or more layers of the multilayer PCB, positioned proximate to one lateral side of the multilayer PCB, and aligned between two adjacent ones of the two or more metal components; and
one or more vertical stubs formed through the multilayer PCB, vertically aligned with the monopole antenna, and spaced to a side of the monopole antenna opposite to the one lateral side of the multilayer PCB, each vertical stub electrically grounded to the ground plane;
wherein the two adjacent ones of the two or more metal components and the one or more vertical stubs shape beam directivity of the monopole antenna toward the one lateral side of the multilayer PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,942,658

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING AUDIO OUTPUT OF A DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

14. An apparatus comprising:a controller configured to control operations of the apparatus;
at least one first speaker coupled to the controller; and
a second speaker coupled to the controller,
wherein the controller is configured to
determine a mode of audio output operation of the apparatus,
operate audio output in a determined first mode of audio output operation, where the first mode of audio output operation powers the at least one first speaker at a first bandwidth and at a first output level below a first output level threshold, and
operate audio output in a determined second mode of audio output operation,
where the second mode of audio output operation powers the at least one first speaker at a high pass filtered second bandwidth that filters out low frequencies of the first bandwidth,
where the second mode of audio output operation powers the at least one first speaker at a second output level below a second output level threshold, where the second output level threshold is higher than the first output level threshold, and where the second output level exceeds the first output level threshold at least once, and
where the second mode of audio output operation powers the at least one second speaker at a low pass filtered second speaker bandwidth that includes at least the low frequencies of the first bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,939,870

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR POWER MANAGEMENT TO MITIGATE DECLINING BATTERY CAPACITY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

11. An electronic device, comprising:a processor function;
a memory;
a rechargeable battery; and
a power control and monitor function, wherein executable software instructions in the memory are executed by the processor function to interact with the power control and monitor function to perform the following actions:
determine an initial full charge capacity, C(0), of the rechargeable battery upon which the electronic device relies for operation;
determine, at time t, a full charge capacity, C(t), of the rechargeable battery;
determine an average power consumption profile of the electronic device;
determine a ratio of the full charge capacity C(t) of the rechargeable battery to the initial full charge capacity C(0) of the rechargeable battery;
determining, based on the ratio, a reduced power consumption for select use cases within a set of use cases performed within the electronic device, each select use case being a predictable set of operations; and
implement a reduced power consumption of the electronic device based on the average power consumption profile and the ratio utilized as a factor C(t)/C(0) applied to power usage parameters for the select use cases.

US Pat. No. 9,930,654

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING USER EQUIPMENT UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS ON AN UNLICENSED CARRIER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:communicating with a base station on a carrier;
receiving an uplink grant from the base station for physical uplink shared channel transmission, where the uplink grant includes a field indicating at least whether an initial discrete Fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol is reserved for a sounding reference signal in a subframe;
performing listen before talk to determine whether the subframe is available for uplink transmission in response to receiving the uplink grant;
transmitting a sounding reference signal in the initial discrete Fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol of the subframe if listen before talk indicates that the subframe is available and the uplink grant field indicates that the symbol is reserved for a sounding reference signal in the subframe; and
transmitting physical uplink shared channel in at least a portion of a remaining part of the subframe, where the remaining part of the subframe occurs later than the initial discrete Fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol.

US Pat. No. 9,903,753

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DUAL, DIAGONAL PROXIMITY SENSORS AND MODE SWITCHING FUNCTIONALITY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing;
one or more processors;
at least one proximity sensor component operable with the one or more processors and comprising an infrared signal receiver
to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing;

at least one proximity detector component operable with the one or more processors and comprising a signal emitter and corresponding
signal receiver;

the one or more processors actuating the at least one proximity detector component when the at least one proximity sensor
component receives the infrared emission from the object; and

the one or more processors operating the at least one proximity detector component at a first sampling rate when the object
is farther from the housing, and at a second sampling rate when the object is closer to the housing, where the second sampling
rate is higher than the first sampling rate.

US Pat. No. 9,877,128

NOISE INDEX DETECTION SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising
a user interface;
a communication circuit;
an audio capture device to receive ambient audio signals from an environment about the electronic device;
a voice control interface engine, 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; and

one or more processors operable with the voice control interface engine to:
compute a noise index as a function of the ambient audio signals and the at least some speech;
identify a source of the at least some speech; and
where the noise index exceeds a predefined criterion, execute a communication operation on one or more of the user interface
or the communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,824,251

AUTOMATING DEVICE TESTING USING RFID

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
interrogating, by one or more radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers, an RFID tag of a mobile device;
receiving, by the one or more RFID readers, data from the RFID tag responsive to the interrogating;
transmitting, by the one or more RFID readers in response to receiving the data from the RFID tag, a command to initiate a
processing system of the mobile device to execute a test program stored in the mobile device; and

receiving results of the test program from the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,823,286

MOISTURE DETECTION SYSTEM FOR EXTERNAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND METHODS THEREFOR

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing;
an electrical connector disposed along the housing and comprising one or a plurality of electrical contacts having at least
a portion thereof exposed to an exterior of the housing;

an interface circuit operable with the electrical connector and coupled to one or more electrical contacts of the electrical
connector, the interface circuit interacting with a complementary connector when connected to the electrical connector; and

a moisture detection circuit detecting moisture contacting the electrical connector, the moisture detection circuit coupled
to at least one electrical contact of the electrical connector;

the electrical connector further comprising a shroud disposed about the one or the plurality of electrical contacts, the moisture
detection circuit and the shroud coupled to a common node, the moisture detection circuit detecting a current flowing between
the at least one electrical contact and the shroud when the moisture contacts the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,819,376

PROXIMAL USER DETECTION WITH A COMPLEX MEASUREMENT RECEIVER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by an on-device measurement receiver of a communication device, a first signal corresponding to transmit signals
that are reflected by a first antenna;

determining, based on the first signal, a first set of values for a power efficiency parameter including (i) a first value
and (ii) a second value;

determining whether both (a) the first value differs from a first baseline value by at least a first Specific Absorption Rate
(SAR) threshold amount and (b) the second value differs from a second baseline value by at least a second SAR threshold amount;
and

in response to determining that the first value and the second value respectively differs from the first and second baseline
values by at least the first and second SAR threshold amounts, adjusting the power delivered to the first antenna to mitigate
SAR exposure to a user who is proximate to the communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,807,213

APPARATUS AND CORRESPONDING METHODS FOR FORM FACTOR AND ORIENTATION MODALITY CONTROL

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for controlling an electronic device, comprising:
detecting, with one or more sensors, at least:
a bending operation occurring to deform the electronic device;
one or more folds in the electronic device after the bending operation;
a geometry of the electronic device after the bending operation; and
a gravity direction;
partitioning a display of the electronic device as a function of the one or more folds into at least a first portion and a
second portion, wherein the first portion and the second portion are on different sides of a fold; and

operating, by one or more processors configured to operate with the one or more sensors, the electronic device in a predefined
mode of operation as another function of the geometry after the bending operation and the gravity direction, wherein the predefined
mode comprises a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation, with a first output of the first mode of operation
is presented on the first portion and a second output of the second mode of operation is presented on the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,799,947

MODULAR DEVICE SYSTEM DESENSE REDUCTION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A modular device system including a base portable electronic communication device comprising:
a chassis;
a housing at least partially encompassing the chassis, having a display side and a reverse side, and having top, bottom and
side edges, wherein one or more antennas are located along one of the top, bottom and side edges;

a ground element exposed on the reverse side of the housing and being adjacent to the one or more antennas, the ground element
being grounded to the chassis; and

a multi-pin connector array on the reverse side and being adjacent to the ground element such that the ground element lies
between the connector array and the one or more antennas, the multi-pin connector array being configured and located to electrically
connect to a mating array on a module device when the module device is mated to the base portable electronic communication
device.

US Pat. No. 9,741,117

MULTIPLE CAMERA APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZED AUTO WHITE BALANCE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of camera units, each camera unit comprising a lens and a sensor operative to detect at least three colors;
camera unit calibration data for each camera unit, the camera calibration data stored in non-volatile, non-transitory memory;
and

multi-camera auto white balance synchronization logic, operatively coupled to each camera unit, operative to:
determine whether a camera unit calibration data is within a given camera calibration data region by comparing the camera
unit calibration data for each camera unit to a distribution of camera unit calibration data, and

determine common white balance results for the plurality of camera units based on camera unit white balance results per frame
of each camera unit and based on determining whether the camera unit calibration data is within the given calibration data
region to provide white balance and color correction to one or more frames such that a merged frame can be obtained by combining
the frames of each camera unit.

US Pat. No. 9,753,136

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PROXIMITY SENSORS FOR GESTURE CONTROL AND CONTACT DETECTION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:
a housing having at least one major face;
one or more processors;
at least two discrete signal emitters, operable with the one or more processors, and disposed along the at least one major
face; and

at least two discrete signal receivers, operable with the one or more processors, and disposed along the at least one major
face, wherein:

a first discrete signal emitter is proximately located with a first discrete signal receiver to form a first discrete signal
emitter-receiver pair disposed at a first corner of the housing;

a second discrete signal emitter is proximately located with a second discrete signal receiver to form a second discrete signal
emitter-receiver pair disposed at a second corner of the housing; and

the first discrete signal emitter-receiver pair is distally located along the at least one major face from the second discrete
signal emitter-receiver pair.

US Pat. No. 9,647,864

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEPTION OF CONTROL SIGNALING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a first device, the method comprising:
communicating with a second device using a primary serving cell operating on a licensed carrier and a secondary serving cell
operating on an unlicensed carrier;

detecting a preamble transmission from the second device in a first set of at least one orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
symbol starting with a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol in a subframe received on the secondary serving
cell, the first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol having a first cyclic prefix;

determining a second orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol in the subframe such that the second orthogonal frequency
division multiplexing symbol immediately follows the first set of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols; and

decoding downlink control information containing physical downlink shared channel resource assignment in a second set of orthogonal
frequency division multiplexing symbols beginning with the second orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol, the second
set of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols having a second cyclic prefix,

wherein the duration of the first cyclic prefix is larger than the duration of the second cyclic prefix.

US Pat. No. 9,615,335

RFID CONTEXTUAL LOCATION DETERMINATION AND SENSING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method to contextually adjust antenna power of a transceiver in a mobile device, the method comprising:
identifying RFID tags within range of the mobile device;
determining a current location of the mobile device based on physical locations associated with each of the respective RFID
tags;

adjusting the antenna power of the transceiver for a signal strength of a wireless signal of a wireless network, the signal
strength based on a distance between an access point of the wireless network and the current location of the mobile device;

determining that the RFID tags are associated with the current location of the mobile device, the determination including:
comparing a threshold count to a number of times that each of the RFID tags has been identified; and
adjusting a rate of the mobile device performing said identifying the RFID tags responsive to exceeding the threshold count.

US Pat. No. 9,936,501

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING LATENCY OF LTE UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:transmitting a downlink control information message in a first subframe, the downlink control information message indicating a resource assignment and a modulation and coding scheme and indicating a plurality of cyclic shifts from which a user equipment may select one cyclic shift for transmission in a second subframe on an uplink carrier; and
receiving a data packet on a physical uplink shared channel in a resource indicated by the resource assignment and modulation and coding scheme, and using a demodulation reference signal based on a selected cyclic shift in the second subframe on the uplink carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,936,052

WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORK ASSEMBLY USING NETWORK CODING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of operating a wireless ad hoc network comprising:configuring an intermediate device on communication paths from a first source device and a second source device to a plurality of destination devices with a first linear network code corresponding to the first source device and a second linear network code corresponding to the second source device;
receiving packet data by the intermediate device from either the first source device or from the second source device;
determining by the intermediate device whether to apply the first linear network code or the second linear network code to the packet data; and
generating outgoing packet data from the intermediate device to at least one destination device of the plurality of destination devices using either the first linear network code or the second linear network code.

US Pat. No. 9,892,722

METHOD TO ENSURE A RIGHT-LEFT BALANCED ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
determining a first active noise cancellation value of a first anti-noise output signal at a first interface associated with
a first reference microphone signal and a first error microphone signal;

determining a second active noise cancellation value of a second anti-noise output signal at a second interface associated
with a second reference microphone signal and a second error microphone signal;

comparing, by a processor, the first active noise cancellation value to the second active noise cancellation value; and
in response to the first active noise cancellation value and the second active noise cancellation value being outside of a
predetermined margin of each other, generating a distinctive audible sound that provides notification of an inequality between
the first active noise cancellation value and the second active noise cancellation value.

US Pat. No. 9,882,415

WIRELESS CHARGING ARCHITECTURE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH SINGLE PIECE METAL HOUSING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable electronic communication device comprising:
a housing including a one-piece conductive housing, the one-piece conductive housing having an opening at each end having
a distal border of each opening, and having a break in the distal border of each opening such that the broken distal border
of each opening forms two antennas connected to the remainder of the one-piece conductive housing, first and second antennas
being associated with one opening and third and fourth antennas being associated with the other opening;

a cellular antenna drive connected to a first one of the antennas associated with a first one of the openings;
a second cellular antenna drive connected to a second one of the antennas associated with the first opening; and
a wireless charging circuit connected to a loop comprising both of the first and second antennas and the remainder of the
one-piece conductive housing for receiving a wireless charging signal from a driving coil external to the device.

US Pat. No. 9,877,100

AUDIO SENSING TO ALERT DEVICE USER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
identifying an active state of a headset interface of a device;
monitoring a signal generated by a microphone of the device to identify an alert trigger not initiated by a user of the device,
wherein monitoring the signal further comprises identifying an external human voice signal, executing device commands in the
external human voice signal responsive to the external human voice signal being associated with the user, and identifying
the alert trigger responsive to the external human voice signal not being associated with the user; and

interrupting operation of the headset interface responsive to identifying the alert trigger.

US Pat. No. 9,858,653

DEBLURRING AN IMAGE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
recording, by use of a processor, short-exposed pixels at a higher frame rate for a short-exposure region that is selected
based on pixel variance;

concurrently recording normal-exposed pixels at a normal frame rate for full resolution; and
deblurring a normal-exposed image as a function of the short-exposed pixels and the normal-exposed pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,807,671

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING RESOURCE USAGE WITHIN A GROUP OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of operating a connectivity management entity, comprising:
receiving one or more metrics from at least two members of a group whose members are wireless communication devices, wherein
the members of the group have agreed to share resources within the group and have their wireless connections controlled by
the connectivity management entity;

managing the wireless connections of at least two members, based on the one or more metrics, to share resources between the
at least two members, comprising:

selecting, for a first member, a first Internet access point of one or more Internet access points, wherein the first Internet
access point is determined based on the metrics received from at least the first member and at least one other member; and

directing the first member to make a wireless connection to the first Internet access point and set up an Internet connection.

US Pat. No. 9,740,845

PRESENCE-TRIGGERED BEACON AUTHENTICATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A beacon-authenticated electronic device associated with a device user, the device comprising:
a device housing;
a thermal sensor at least partially within the device housing;
a non-thermal signal detection system; and
a device controller configured to authenticate the device user when the device is locked by, in order, sensing a human presence
via the thermal sensor and based on sensing the human presence, activating the non-thermal signal detection system, detecting
a non-thermal beacon via the non-thermal signal detection system, wherein the beacon contains an authentication string-code,
determining whether the embedded authentication string-code is associated with the device user, and allowing the user access
to the device when the authentication string-code is determined to be associated with the device user, and otherwise maintaining
the device in the locked state.

US Pat. No. 9,740,894

SILENT RFID STATE AND RESTORE BACK

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method implemented in a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, the method comprising:
receiving, from an RFID reader, a sleep command;
generating a silent key responsive to receipt of the sleep command;
transmitting the silent key to the RFID reader subsequent to the generating of the silent key;
changing the RFID tag from a standard state to a silent state responsive to receipt of the sleep command, the standard state
configured to respond to commands from the RFID reader, the silent state configured to only respond to an awake command from
the RFID reader;

receiving, from the RFID reader, the awake command and the silent key while the RFID tag is in the silent state; and
changing the RFID tag from the silent state to the standard state responsive to processing the awake command with the silent
key, the processing the awake command comprising verifying the silent key received by the RFID reader against the silent key
generated by the RFID tag prior to changing the silent state of the RFID tag to the standard state.

US Pat. No. 9,674,704

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY SWITCHING UTILIZING AN AUTHENTICATION DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
maintaining an address of a first device with a memory of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag in an authentication
device, the first device being authenticated and communicatively linked for wireless communication via a cellular network;

receiving an interrogation of the RFID tag from a second device, which is configured for communication via the cellular network,
and responsive to an RFID tag response indicating the address of the first device, the second device performing:

communicating a device switch order to the first device that initiates switching network connectivity from the first device
to the second device utilizing the authentication device;

communicating an attach request to the cellular network; and
writing an address of the second device to the memory of the RFID tag; and
authenticating, by the authentication device, the second device to switch the network connectivity to the second device for
the wireless communication via the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 9,641,935

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PERFORMING ADAPTIVE EQUALIZATION OF MICROPHONE ARRAYS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
configuring a real-time adaptive microphone array to gather signals from one or more desired directions in a main lobe of
the array;

configuring the array to reduce side interference gathered from one or more sources of acoustic energy that are not situated
within the main lobe of the array;

configuring a computer-readable memory to store one or more test signals;
processing one or more signals gathered in real time to provide a preliminary output signal and a set of preliminary weights;
retrieving the one or more test signals from the computer-readable memory;
modeling a degradation in the gathered signals from the adaptive microphone array by applying the set of preliminary weights
to the one or more test signals to provide a set of equalizer weights; and

minimizing or reducing the modeled degradation in the gathered signals by processing the set of equalizer weights and the
preliminary output signal to generate an equalized output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,619,137

PORTABLE DEVICE TOUCHSCREEN OPTIMIZATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:
a display;
a primary lens overlying the display;
a removable secondary lens overlying the primary lens;
a lens sensor configured to detect the presence of the removable secondary lens, the lens sensor including at least one of
a proximity sensor, a light sensor and a capacitive sensor; and

a touch sensor for detecting a user's touch on one of the primary lens and the removable secondary lens, wherein the touch
sensor operates using a selected one of multiple sets of predetermined parameters, wherein the selected one of the multiple
sets of predetermined parameters is selected when the display is activated based on the presence of the secondary lens as
determined by the lens sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,033,939

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC STAGE SCENE DETECTION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:capturing a first image of a scene using a luminance for automatic exposure control;
calculating a brightness contrast between a center region of the first image and areas surrounding the center region of the first image;
ascertaining a brightness value for the entire first image;
determining whether the luminance of the first image should be adjusted based on the brightness contrast being greater than a contrast threshold and the brightness value for the entire first image being less than a brightness value threshold;
adjusting the luminance for the automatic exposure control for correct exposure of the center region of the first image in response to determining the luminance of the first image should be adjusted; and
capturing a second image of the scene based on automatic exposure control using the adjusted luminance.

US Pat. No. 9,935,660

MULTIPLEX ANTENNA MATCHING CIRCUIT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR COUPLING MULTIPLE SIGNAL PORTS TO AN ANTENNA VIA CASCADED DIPLEXERS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A multiplex antenna matching circuit comprising:a diplexer for coupling a single merged port associated with an antenna with two separated signal nodes, wherein the diplexer couples the single merged port to each of the respective separated signal nodes via a band pass filter, where the separated signal nodes include a higher signal node coupled to the single merged port via a band pass filter which is tuned for passing higher band signals, and where the separated signal nodes include a lower signal node coupled to the single merged port via a band pass filter which is tuned for passing lower band signals; and
at least one cascaded sub-diplexer, each cascaded sub-diplexer associated with a respective one of the two separated signal nodes, where the cascaded sub-diplexer further couples the respective one of the two separated signal nodes with a respective two further separated signal ports.

US Pat. No. 9,898,309

WAKE-UP TRIGGER USING MEMS WIND TURBINES

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method for detecting a wake-up trigger for a portable device, the method comprising:
receiving a signal based on a wind force applied to micro-electro-mechanical systems (“MEMS”) wind turbines that are integrated
in the portable device proximate to one another within a recessed channel of the portable device, the wind force applied based
on movement of the portable device;

receiving the signal generated from the wind force as an indicator that the portable device is moving; and
based on the indicator that the portable device is moving, triggering a state change to initiate power to a component of the
portable device effective to wake up the component.

US Pat. No. 9,866,057

BATTERY TEMPERATURE MAINTENANCE WHEN TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW A THRESHOLD TEMPERATURE VALUE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A user device, comprising:
a first battery configured to power the user device;
a second battery configured to power the user device, the second battery being of a smaller capacity than the first battery;
and

a heating element configured to generate heat within 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,

wherein the first battery and the second battery are battery cells within a battery pack, and
wherein the heating element directly heats the second battery instead of directly heating the first battery.

US Pat. No. 9,860,456

BAYER-CLEAR IMAGE FUSION FOR DUAL CAMERA

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A device comprising:
a first image sensor for capturing digital images;
a second image sensor synchronized with the first image sensor for capturing digital images; and
at least one processor configured to generate a fused digital image by performing operations comprising:
obtaining a Bayer luma image from a first digital image captured via the first image sensor;
obtaining a Clear luma image from a second digital image captured via the second image sensor;
generating a relational mapping based, at least in part, on a relationship between the Bayer luma image and the Clear luma
image;

generating difference information between Bayer luma image and the Clear luma image based, at least in part, on the relational
mapping;

de-noising the difference information to generate de-noised difference information;
adding the de-noised difference information to the Clear luma image effective to generate a restored de-noised Bayer luma
image;

performing a merge evaluation using the restored de-noised Bayer luma image and a third luma image that is based, at least
in part, on the Bayer luma image; and

generating the fused digital image by merging the restored de-noised Bayer luma image with the third luma image using the
merge evaluation.

US Pat. No. 9,843,672

MANAGING CALLS

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting, by a call management system, that a calling device associated with a first user is on a call with a calling device
associated with at least one other user;

detecting, by the call management system, speech from the first user after the call is disconnected by the calling device
associated with the at least one other user terminating the call;

recording, by the call management system, un-communicated speech detected from the first user after the call is disconnected;
providing, by the call management system, at least one option for the first user to select to communicate the un-communicated
speech to said at least one other user; and

responsive to receiving an option selection from the first user, conveying, by the call management system, the un-communicated
speech to said at least one other user.

US Pat. No. 9,826,082

ADAPTIVE FILTERING FOR PRESENCE DETECTION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device with thermal user-sensing, the electronic device comprising:
a device housing;
a thermal sensor at least partially within the device housing; and
a device controller configured to sense a user presence via the thermal sensor by searching for a thermal signature of at
least a predetermined magnitude or profile within a predetermined frequency band, wherein searching within the predetermined
frequency band comprises searching within each of a plurality of sub-bands within the predetermined frequency band, and determining
that a user is present if a thermal signature of at least the predetermined magnitude or profile is detected within any searched
sub-band, and to stop searching within the predetermined frequency band when a user presence is detected, and to switch to
a single filter over the entire predetermined frequency band when an overall thermal signal strength exceeds a predetermined
switch limit.

US Pat. No. 9,825,355

WIRELESS STEREO HEADSET ANTENNA SYSTEM

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device for playing back wireless audio, the electronic device comprising:
one or more wireless link components configured to maintain a first wireless link with an audio source device and a second
wireless link with a second electronic device;

an ear mount component configured to be inserted into a user's ear canal;
an audio processing component configured to process audio signals received through the first wireless link and enable playback
of the audio signals;

a speaker operably connected to the audio processing component and the ear mount and configured to play audio signals; and
at least one antenna configured to, when the ear mount component has been inserted into the user's ear canal in an insertion
direction generally normal to a user's head, have a coaxial orientation with a second antenna associated with the second electronic
device that propagates an electric field in a direction that is generally the same as the insertion direction effective to
enable the electronic device to transmit portions of the audio signals, using the at least one antenna, to the second electronic
device via the second wireless link.

US Pat. No. 9,775,141

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING LATENCY OF LTE UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

14. An apparatus comprising:
a controller configured to acquire an indication that indicates a set of frequency domain resource blocks for possible physical
uplink shared channel transmission in an uplink subframe, the controller also configured to select a subset of resource blocks
from the set of frequency domain resource blocks for possible physical uplink shared channel transmission based on a selection
criterion, wherein the selection criterion uses at least a resource set size acquired from the indication, a modulo function,
and an identifier associated with the apparatus; and

a transceiver configured to transmit a physical uplink shared channel in the selected subset of resource blocks in the uplink
subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,762,801

IMAGE PROCESSING CIRCUIT, HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR MOTION IN AN IMAGE RECEIVED BY AN IMAGE SENSOR

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An image processing circuit comprising:
an image sensor adapted for receiving an image including an array of individual sensor cells, the array including a plurality
of sensor cells divided into at least a first sub-group and a second sub-group, each sub-group including a different plurality
of sensor cells; and

a controller coupled to the image sensor, the controller including:
a timing signal generator module adapted for generating multiple timing signals for use in reading data out of the individual
sensor cells of the image sensor;

an image sensor interface module coupled to the timing signal generator module for receiving timing signals used in reading
out data values from the individual sensor cells, wherein the data values from the individual sensor cells of the first sub-group
of sensor cells are read out at a first rate using a first timing signal, and the data values from the individual sensor cells
of the second sub-group of sensor cells are read out at a second rate using a second timing signal, the second rate being
different than the first rate, where the sensor cells in the second sub-group of sensor cells are sampled more frequently
than the sensor cells in the first sub-group of sensor cells;

a motion detection module adapted for determining motion of the image sensor from the data values read out of the individual
sensor cells of the second sub-group of sensor cells; and

an image modifying module adapted for modifying the image derived from the data values read out of the individual sensor cells
of the first sub-group of sensor cells using the motion detected by the motion detection module for producing a processed
image; and

wherein the array of individual sensor cells in addition to the first sub-group and the second sub-group are further subdivided
into a third sub-group, and the data values from the individual sensor cells of the third sub-group of sensor cells are read
out by the image sensor interface module at a third rate using a third timing signal, where the sensor cells in the third
sub-group of sensor cells are sampled more frequently than the sensor cells in the first sub-group of sensor cells, and wherein
a localized motion of the image sensor from the data values read out of the individual sensor cells of the third sub-group
of sensor cells is determined by the motion detection module.

US Pat. No. 9,715,283

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GESTURE DETECTION IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for controlling an electronic device, comprising:
detecting, with one or more motion sensors, a gesture lifting the electronic device as a function of at least:
movement of the electronic device exceeding a predetermined distance threshold, the predetermined distance threshold at least
twenty centimeters;

rotation of the electronic device about an axis exceeding a predetermined rotation threshold, the predetermined rotation threshold
at least forty-five degrees; and

whether an object, not proximately located to a surface of the electronic device prior to the gesture, is proximately located
to the surface at an end of the movement; and

performing, by one or more processors operable with the one or more motion sensors, a control operation in response to the
gesture lifting the electronic device occurring, the control operation comprising transitioning a voice control interface
engine from a first mode of operation to a second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,648,150

ONE PIECE CONDUCTIVE HOUSING WITH INCORPORATED ANTENNA FOR USE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A housing for an electronic device having wireless communication capabilities including an antenna incorporated as part
of the housing, said housing comprising:
a one piece conductive housing having an outer edge, the one piece conductive housing including one or more windows located
entirely within the one piece conductive housing, each window having a perimeter;

wherein at least a first window of the one or more windows is positioned within the one piece conductive housing proximate
a portion of the outer edge of the one piece conductive housing; and

wherein at least one drive signal is applied across the first window of the one or more windows, which is positioned proximate
the outer edge of the one piece conductive housing, at a respective pair of points along the perimeter of the first window.

US Pat. No. 9,917,371

MID FED TRAVELING WAVE ANTENNA AND A REPEATABLE CIRCUIT SEGMENT FOR USE THEREIN

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A mid fed traveling wave antenna comprising a transmission line antenna having a first end, a second end, and a length
corresponding to a distance between the first end and the second end, the transmission line antenna including:
a signal feed point including a pair of terminals adapted for receiving a differential signal, the signal feed point being
located along the length of the transmission line antenna a distance away from each of the first end and the second end of
the transmission line antenna;

a first transmission line branch extending from the signal feed point to the first end of the transmission line antenna in
a first direction; and

a second transmission line branch extending from the signal feed point to the second end of the transmission line antenna
in a second direction; and

wherein each of the first transmission branch and the second transmission branch is terminated by a reflective termination
at the respective first end and second end of the transmission line antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,821,657

DROWSY DRIVER DETECTION

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A wireless device, comprising:
an interface configured to establish a wireless connection with a wearable wireless device associated with a user;
a memory coupled to the interface; and
a processor coupled to the interface to implement a drowsy driver module, the drowsy driver module configured to:
determine that the user is driving a vehicle;
initiate a drowsy driver mode on the wearable wireless device that causes a motion sensor of the wearable wireless device
to monitor for movement of the user and generate motion data corresponding to the movement;

analyze the motion data to detect a drowsy driver condition, the drowsy driver condition indicating that the user may be drowsy;
in response to determining the drowsy driver condition, cause activation of a heart rate monitor on the wearable wireless
device to generate heart rate data corresponding to a current heart rate of the user;

analyze the heart rate data to confirm the drowsy driver condition; and
initiate one or more alerts in response to confirming the drowsy driver condition.

US Pat. No. 9,804,681

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUDIBLE DELIVERY OF NOTIFICATIONS PARTIALLY PRESENTED ON AN ALWAYS-ON DISPLAY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
presenting, with one or more processors of an electronic device, a portion of a notification on a touch-sensitive display;
detecting, with the one or more processors:
an object proximately located with the touch-sensitive display at a location corresponding to where the portion of the notification
is presented; and

a lifting gesture lifting the electronic device from a first elevation to a second elevation, the second elevation greater
than the first elevation; and

in response to the detecting:
causing, with the one or more processors, the electronic device to operate in a discreet mode operative to produce audible
output at a second output level that is less than a first output level when the electronic device operates in a normal mode;
and

delivering, with an audio output device, content of the notification as the audible output.

US Pat. No. 9,774,712

MODULAR CONTROL INTERFACE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A modular device system including:
a base portable electronic communication device comprising:
a multi-pin connector array accessible from outside the base portable communication device, the multi-pin connector array
being substantially flush with the outside of the base portable communication device and being configured and located to electrically
connect to a mating array on and substantially flush with an outside of an add-on module when the add-on module is placed
adjacent to the base portable electronic communication device; and

an application processor configured to control a plurality of device functions on the base portable electronic communication
device, the application processor being configured to utilize a control and command pin of the multi-pin connector array to
send and receive control and command instructions and data to and from the add-on module.

US Pat. No. 10,051,617

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING USER EQUIPMENT UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS ON AN UNLICENSED CARRIER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving a configuration indicating a window length from a higher layer, where the higher layer is higher than a physical layer;
receiving a grant in a subframe, the grant for transmitting a physical uplink shared channel on a serving cell operating on an unlicensed carrier;
determining a set of subframes for possible transmission of the physical uplink shared channel based on the window length and the subframe in which the grant is received;
performing listen before talk on the unlicensed carrier to determine an earliest unoccupied subframe in the set of subframes; and
transmitting the physical uplink shared channel in the earliest unoccupied subframe in response to receiving the grant,
wherein the grant for transmitting the physical uplink shared channel includes a hybrid automatic retransmission request identifier, and
wherein the method further comprises indicating the hybrid automatic retransmission request identifier along with the physical uplink shared channel transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,980,097

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDOOR LOCATION ESTIMATION AMONG PEER-TO-PEER DEVICES

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method performed by a first peer-to-peer device, the method comprising:taking a first set of received signal strength measurements for a first set of signals received from at least one device within a group of devices that includes the first peer-to-peer device and a remaining number of peer-to-peer devices;
recording a first set of time stamps that indicate when the first set of received signal strength measurements were taken;
sending the first set of received signal strength measurements and corresponding first set of time stamps for propagating to the remaining peer-to-peer devices;
receiving a second set of received signal strength measurements taken by the remaining peer-to-peer devices and a second set of time stamps that indicate when the second set of received signal strength measurements were taken;
determining unknown positioning coordinates for at least one peer-to-peer device in the group of devices using at least the first and second sets of received signal strength measurements and the first and second sets of time stamps, wherein the determining comprises correlating the measurements in the first and second sets of received signal strength measurements using the first and second sets of time stamps to define constraints on distances between pairs of devices in the group of devices; and
wherein correlating the measurements in the first and second sets of received signal strength measurements using the first and second sets of time stamps comprises comparing the first set of time stamps to the second set of time stamps to identify multiple device trios each having a different combination of first, second, and third devices of the group of devices, wherein the first and second devices took overlapping received signal strength measurements of a signal sent by the third device, wherein the unknown positioning coordinates are further determined using the overlapping received signal strength measurements associated with each identified device trio.

US Pat. No. 9,965,658

PERSON-CENTRIC ACTIVATION OF RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TAG

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, comprising:an antenna configured to receive an interrogation signal;
an integrated circuit coupled to the antenna, the integrated circuit configured to respond to the interrogation signal if the RFID tag is enabled, and configured to not respond to the interrogation signal if the RFID tag is not enabled; and
skin proximity activation circuitry that is configured to enable the RFID tag responsive to the RFID tag being placed into contact with skin, or to disable the RFID tag responsive to the RFID tag not being in contact with the skin, the skin proximity activation circuitry configured to have an open circuit when the RFID tag is not in contact with the skin, the skin acting to complete the open circuit when the RFID tag is in contact with the skin.

US Pat. No. 9,953,447

MAKING A COMPUTER DISPLAY MORE EXPRESSIVE

Motorola Mobility LLC, L...

1. A method comprising:applying, by an electronic device, image recognition to a first image displayed by an electronic wallpaper on a display screen;
identifying, based on image recognition, an object in the first image;
marking a portion of the display screen corresponding to the object as a first privileged area;
receiving, by the electronic device, a command to place an icon on the display screen at a proposed location on the display screen;
determining that the proposed location of the icon overlaps the first privileged area and that a different location does not overlap the first privileged area and is available for placement of the icon:
placing, by the electronic device based on the determining, the icon at the different location on the display screen;
determining that the electronic wallpaper changed the first image to a second image, and that the second image includes an object corresponding to a second privileged area and overlapping the different location;
automatically determining, based on determining that the electronic wallpaper changed the first image to the second image, a second location on the display screen for the icon that does not overlap the second location and the second privileged area; and
automatically moving the icon at the second location when the second image is displayed.

US Pat. No. 9,864,039

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROXIMITY SENSORS WITH MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FUNCTIONALITY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing;
one or more processors; and
one or more proximity sensor components operable with the one or more processors and each comprising an infrared signal receiver
to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing; and

a thermal attenuator to attenuate the infrared emission;
the housing defining a first aperture and a second aperture adjacent to the one or more proximity sensor components, the first
aperture having a first axis oriented in a first direction and the second aperture having a second axis oriented in a second
direction;

the thermal attenuator disposed between the first aperture and the one or more proximity sensor components;
the one or more processors determining, with the each proximity sensor component, whether a received infrared emission is
attenuated to detect whether the received infrared emission was received from the first direction or the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,843,673

MANAGING CALLS

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting, by a call management system, that a first user is on a call with at least one other user and that the call is on
mute for the first user;

detecting, by the call management system, first user speech after the call is muted and while the call is active;
recording, by the call management system, at least the detected, un-communicated speech while the call is active;
providing, by the call management system, an option for the first user to select to communicate the un-communicated speech
to said at least one other user while the call is active; and

responsive to receiving a user's option selection, conveying, by the call management system, the un-communicated speech to
said at least one other user while the call is active.

US Pat. No. 9,832,368

MANAGING UNINTENDED CAMERA CLICKS

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method for a mobile device, comprising:
receiving a camera invocation gesture to access a first camera on a mobile device;
responsive to receiving the camera invocation gesture, utilizing a second camera on the mobile device to ascertain a context
associated with whether a user intends to capture a picture using the first camera;

responsive to ascertaining that the user does not intend to capture a picture using the first camera based on the context
ascertained by the second camera, saving any pictures that are captured by the first camera on the mobile device; and

prompting the user as to whether they wish to delete any of the saved pictures.

US Pat. No. 9,647,740

PROXIMAL USER DETECTION WITH A COMPLEX MEASUREMENT RECEIVER

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by an on-device measurement receiver of a communication device, a first complex reflected signal corresponding
to transmit signals that are reflected by a first antenna;

determining a first set of values for a complex power efficiency parameter including (i) a first value and (ii) a second value,
based on a first complex transmit power signal and the first complex reflected signal;

determining whether both (a) the first value differs from a first baseline value by at least a first Specific Absorption Rate
(SAR) threshold amount and (b) the second value differs from a second baseline value by at least a second SAR threshold amount;
and

in response to determining that the first value and the second value respectively differs from the first and second baseline
values by at least the first and second SAR threshold amounts, adjusting the power delivered to the first antenna based on
respective differences between the first and second values and the first and second baseline values, wherein adjusting the
power to the first antenna includes reducing an output power level of a transceiver that delivers power to the first antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,973,606

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR PAIRING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A wireless communication device accessory, comprising:a first receiver comprising a first pocket receiving a first wireless communication device, the first wireless communication device comprising a first wireless earbud; and
a second receiver comprising a second pocket receiving a second wireless communication device, the second wireless communication device comprising a second wireless earbud;
the first receiver comprising a reflective surface reflecting optical communication signals, emitted by an optical communication node of the first wireless communication device, back to the first wireless communication device when the first wireless communication device is disposed within the first receiver thereby causing the first wireless communication device to one of:
adjust a mode of operation;
change the mode of operation;
or enter a predefined mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,961,178

EMBEDDED ACTIVE MATRIX ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (AMOLED) FINGERPRINT SENSOR

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A display for a handheld computing device, the display comprising:a substrate;
an array of pixels formed on the substrate, the individual pixels including a corresponding pixel circuit, each pixel circuit including an active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED), wherein individual pixels are separated from other pixels by a gap; and
a fingerprint sensor formed on the substrate, the fingerprint sensor including a plurality of PIN diode circuits individual ones of which formed at least partially within respective individual gaps that separate individual pixels, wherein each PIN diode circuit is associated with multiple pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,953,422

SELECTIVE LOCAL REGISTRATION BASED ON REGISTRATION ERROR

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:determining a first registration error between a template image and a source image;
estimating noise statistics of the source image;
selecting a registration error threshold based on the noise statistics;
determining whether the first registration error exceeds the registration error threshold;
warping the source image to compensate for camera motion in response to the first registration error exceeding the registration error threshold;
determining a second registration error between the template image and the warped source image;
determining whether the second registration error exceeds the registration error threshold;
generating a pixel difference mask using the template image; and
selectively performing local registration for the source image based on the pixel difference mask in response to the second registration error exceeding the registration error threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,931,062

WEARABLE DEVICE SYSTEM WITH DRIVER MODE STEERING DETECTION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:collecting, by a mobile device, acceleration and gyroscope data from a first sensor positioned in a wearable device on a user's wrist and a second sensor located in the mobile device;
determining a trajectory by filtering the first sensor data using the second sensor data; and
determining a probability of the user holding an automobile steering wheel using the trajectory.

US Pat. No. 9,917,468

WEARABLE CHARGING APPARATUS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A wearable charging apparatus configured for charging of a wearable device while the wearable device is in an operative
position, the wearable device including a body and a strap portion, the strap portion coupled to the body and configured to
be attachable to a user, the body including a display face and a back surface opposite the display face, the wearable charging
apparatus comprising:
a front housing portion, the front housing portion including an outer surface and an inner surface, and defining a battery
cavity and a display void;

a rear charging portion having a body with a watch facing surface and an outward surface opposite the watch facing surface;
a coupling member having a first end coupled to the front housing portion and a second end coupled to the rear charging portion,
wherein the coupling member facilitates the positioning of the front housing portion and the rear charging portion into a
spaced apart overlying configuration, wherein the body of the wearable device is positionable therebetween so that the display
void overlies the display face of the body and so that the watch facing surface overlies the back surface of the wearable
device; and

a charge system including a battery positioned within the battery cavity and a wearable charge coil electrically coupled to
the battery and positioned on the rear charging portion proximate the watch facing surface and configured to electrically
communicate with a coil within the body of the wearable device and coupled to a wearable battery therewith, to, in turn, transfer
power from the battery within the cavity to the wearable battery, with the wearable charging apparatus structurally configured
to be placeable into a charging position and removable from the charging position while the wearable device remains in the
operative position attached to a user.

US Pat. No. 9,913,230

REDUCED POWER DEVICE DISCOVERY AND CORRESPONDING DEVICES AND METHODS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method for pairing electronic devices, the method comprising:
engaging, with a wireless communication circuit of an electronic device, in a pairing procedure to establish a peer-to-peer
wireless communication link with a second electronic device;

receiving, with the wireless communication circuit, one or more wireless communication signals from the second electronic
device during the pairing procedure;

making, with the wireless communication circuit, received signal strength measurements of the one or more wireless communication
signals from the second electronic device to establish a pairing power signal strength threshold;

placing, with one or more processors operable with the wireless communication circuit, the wireless communication circuit
in a reduced power device discovery mode, wherein the wireless communication circuit also has a maximum signal strength threshold
defining a maximum signal strength at which the device discovery beacon can be transmitted; and

transmitting, with the wireless communication circuit, a device discovery beacon having a signal strength equal to or less
than the pairing power signal strength threshold; and

also transmitting the device discovery beacon at the maximum signal strength.

US Pat. No. 10,122,943

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE SENSOR RESOLUTION USING MULTIPLE IMAGE SENSORS

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A computing device comprising:an interleaved high dynamic range (iHDR) image sensor for capturing images;
a second image sensor for capturing images to be synchronized with images captured by the iHDR image sensor;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable storage devices embodying processor-executable instructions which, responsive to execution by the one or more processors, work in concert with the iHDR image sensor and the second image sensor to enable the computing device to perform operations comprising:
calculating long exposure settings and short exposure settings for a synchronized image comprising a first image captured via the iHDR image sensor and a second image captured via the second image sensor;
applying the long exposure settings and the short exposure settings to the iHDR image sensor;
concurrently applying only the short exposure settings to the second image sensor while applying the long exposure settings and the short exposure settings to the iHDR image sensor;
capturing the first image using the iHDR image sensor;
capturing the second image using the second image sensor; and
fusing the first image with the second image to generate an output image.

US Pat. No. 9,918,227

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY SWITCHING UTILIZING AN AUTHENTICATION DEVICE

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method implemented by an authentication device, the method comprising:
receiving a device switch indication that initiates switching network connectivity from a first device to a second device
utilizing the authentication device, the first device authenticated and communicatively linked for wireless communication
via a cellular network, the device switch indication received from the second device, which communicates via the cellular
network;

communicating a device switch order to the first device responsive to the receiving the device switch indication from the
second device;

receiving an acknowledgement from the first device that the communication link with the cellular network has been released
responsive to the first device receiving the device switch order;

communicating a network attach indication to the second device that then communicates an attach request to the cellular network
responsive to the receiving the acknowledgment from the first device; and

authenticating the second device to switch the network connectivity to the second device for the wireless communication via
the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 9,881,189

SURFACE MATERIAL ENHANCEMENT WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TAGS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A surface material, comprising: a radio frequency identification (RFID) pressure assembly including: an RFID tag having
an active state and an inactive state, the RFID tag configured to fail to respond to an interrogation signal in the inactive
state and to respond to the interrogation signal in the active state, the RFID tag including an antenna and an integrated
circuit with a first antenna terminal and a second antenna terminal, the antenna coupled to the first antenna terminal; and
a pressure switch coupled to the RFID tag, the pressure switch configured to respond to a pressure on the surface material
implemented as a flooring surface material or a wall surface material, the pressure switch configured to maintain the RFID
tag in the inactive state in an absence of the pressure and to switch the RFID tag into the active state in response to the
pressure by completing the integrated circuit of the RFID pressure assembly by coupling the antenna to the second antenna
terminal of the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,787,346

CONFIGURABLE WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a pliable casing made of at least one material that enables the electronic device to be configured in at least two different
shapes, including a first shape that aligns the electronic device to a host 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, wherein the host device
is a second electronic device;

electronic circuitry within the pliable casing that operates to provide at least one functional feature associated with the
electronic device;

a display screen embedded in the pliable casing and which displays at least one of data and an image corresponding to the
functional feature;

at least one communication mechanism that enables information exchange with the host device when the electronic device is
brought in communication range of the host device; and

at least one host-device retention feature affixed to the casing which enables the electronic device to securely attach to
the host device when the electronic device is brought into contact with the host device while in the first shape.

US Pat. No. 9,971,059

DETECTION OF STOWED STATE FOR DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising: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.

US Pat. No. 9,972,669

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH HETEROGENEOUS PIXEL ARRAY FOR BORDERLESS DESIGN

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An organic light emitting diode display comprising a substrate defining a first pixel portion and one or more second pixel portions, wherein pixels formed in the first pixel portion each comprise a first driver circuit and other pixels formed in the one or more second pixel portions each comprise a second driver circuit occupying less area along the substrate than the first driver circuit, further comprising at least one data driver circuit collocated with the other pixels formed in at least one of the one or more second pixel portions.

US Pat. No. 9,960,943

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEPTION OF CONTROL SIGNALING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a first device, the method comprising:communicating with a second device using serving cell operating on an unlicensed carrier;
sending a preamble transmission to the second device in a first set of at least one orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol starting with a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol in a subframe sent on the serving cell, the first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol having a first cyclic prefix;
sending a second orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol in the subframe to the second device such that the second orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol immediately follows the first set of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols; and
sending control information in a second set of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols beginning with the second orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol to the second device, the second set of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols having a second cyclic prefix,
wherein the duration of the first cyclic prefix is larger than the duration of the second cyclic prefix.

US Pat. No. 9,826,302

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MAGNETICALLY STOWABLE SPEAKER ASSEMBLIES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a body comprising:
one or more electronic circuits; and
at least one actuation device disposed along the body to, when actuated, affect operation of the one or more electronic circuits,
the at least one actuation device comprising a push button; and

one or more speaker assemblies, operable with the one or more electronic circuits;
one of the at least one actuation device or the one or more speaker assemblies comprising a magnet; and
another of the at least one actuation device or the one or more speaker assemblies comprising one of a ferromagnetic material
or another magnet to selectively magnetically couple to the one of the at least one actuation device or the one or more speaker
assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,142,072

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING APERIODIC CHANNEL STATE INDICATION REFERENCE SIGNALS FOR LTE OPERATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a base station comprising:signaling a zero power channel state information reference signal configuration for an aperiodic zero power channel state information reference signal for a first user equipment via at least one higher layer, where the higher layer is higher than a physical layer;
indicating via a control channel to the first user equipment in a subframe as to whether the first user equipment rate-matches physical downlink shared channel around resource elements indicated by a zero power channel state information reference signal configuration for an aperiodic zero power channel state information reference signal for the first user equipment via at least one higher layer;
transmitting a channel state information reference signal in resource elements that are subset of resource elements indicated by the zero power channel state information reference signal configuration; and
transmitting an aperiodic channel state information request to a user equipment, the aperiodic channel state information request directing the user equipment to measure channel state information based on resource elements in the subframe that are a subset of the zero power channel state information reference signal configuration, where the user equipment is one of the first user equipment and a second user equipment.