The first lick uses a couple of D9 chord voicings. The first voicing takes the common ninth chord shape and reduces it to just the top three strings. Reducing common chord voicings to just 3-4 notes helps make the part sound tighter, leaves room for the other instruments in the band, and is often easier to play. Then the lick walks up and slides to another useful ninth voicing.
The second lick is a single note riff. The key to getting these ideas sounding right is to use a little bit of your palm on your picking hand to lightly mute the strings.
This lick is a more traditional funk rhythm part with muted sixteenth note strums.
The last lick is another single note line influenced by the Meter’s Cissy Strut. Just like the other single note riff, use slight palm muting throughout.