Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm David Newman
  • Patent number: 7187706
    Abstract: A spread-spectrum, code-division-multiple-access (CDMA), system with a remote station (RS) communicating with a first base station (BS). The remote station receives the first BS-packet signal, and transmits a first RS-packet signal to the first base station. The first RS-packet signal is spread by a first RS-chip-sequence signal at a second frequency. The first base station receives the first RS-packet signal. The first base station stores and forwards the despread first RS-packet signal to a central office (CO). The remote station monitors control and packet transmission channels of other base stations in geographic proximity to the remote station. Each of the base stations transmit BS-packet signals. The remote station determines, based on signal metrics and available capacity, when to change from the first base station to the second base station. The second base station stores and then forwards the despread second RS-packet signal to the central office.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Schilling, Joseph Garodnick
  • Patent number: 7167503
    Abstract: A distributed spread-spectrum network, comprising remote stations and nodes. One or more hub node(s) connect(s) to a central telephone office. A node's spread-spectrum transceiver communicates, using packets having spread-spectrum modulation, over radio waves, with the remote stations. Each packet has a source address and a destination address, and may have other information such as a header, start of message, end of message, flow-control information, forward error correction, and message data. A store-and-forward subsystem stores and forwards one or more packets to and from the remote station. The store-and-forward subsystem stores and forwards the one or more packets to and from another node. A flow-control subsystem controls the store-and-forward subsystem, to store each packet arriving at the spread-spectrum transceiver. The flow-control subsystem communicates traffic information between each of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Schilling, Joseph Garodnick
  • Patent number: 7068705
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting a plurality of spread-spectrum signals over a communications channel having fading. The plurality of spread-spectrum signals are radiated by a plurality of antennas, with each antenna preferably spaced by one-quarter wavelength. A plurality of receiver antennas receive the plurality of spread-spectrum signals and a plurality of fading spread-spectrum signals. Each receiver antenna is coupled to a plurality of matched filters having a respective plurality of impulse responses matched to the chip-sequence signals of the plurality of spread-spectrum signals. A RAKE and space-diversity combiner combines, for each respective chip-sequence signal, a respective plurality of detected spread-spectrum signals and a respective multiplicity of detected-multipath-spread-spectrum signals, to generate a plurality of combined signals. The symbol amplitudes can be measured and erasure decoding employed to improve performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Schilling
  • Patent number: 6940457
    Abstract: A multifrequency antenna comprising a stack of nonconductive substantially planar substrates, with a conductive layer disposed on each substrate surface. A first substrate includes transmission lines disposed on a rear surface and a conducting layer on the other surface. A second substrate is stacked on the first substrate. A conducting layer is disposed on one side of the second substrate surface. Conducting layers disposed on first and second substrates include a plurality of slotted openings arrayed about an antenna axis. A third substrate stacked on the second substrate includes a conducting layer top. A lossy dielectric-magnetic material encloses sides and rear of the multifrequency antenna, to prevent electromagnetic energy penetration through the enclosure. An edge diffraction suppresser reflector is attached in the rear surface of the multifrequency antenna, and has two or more essentially circular, conducting plates and a multitude of conducting cylinders along the axis of the multifrequency antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Center for Remote Sensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoonjae Lee, Suman Ganguly, Raj Mittra
  • Patent number: 6910630
    Abstract: Protecting content from piracy. A user computer stores a stored address. A smart card stores a smart-card address. The smart-card address matches the stored address. A seller stores content to be sold to the user. The content is encoded using the smart-card address from the smart card, as encoded content. A header is added to the encoded content, to generate header-encoded content. The header-encoded content is written on an encoded disk. The user computer detects the header from header-encoded content, as a detected header. The smart-card address is read from the smart card and verified with the stored address at the user computer. In response to a match and to the detected header, the encoded content embedded in the header-encoded content is decoded from the encoded disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: InstaView Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Schilling
  • Patent number: 6895037
    Abstract: A spread-spectrum system having a transmitted data rate determined by an error rate syndrome at a spread-spectrum receiver. Data are demultiplexed into a plurality of data channels, and spread-spectrum processed as a plurality of spread-spectrum channels. A combiner combines the plurality of spread-spectrum channels as a code-division-multiplexed signal. At a receiver, the code-division-multiplexed signal is despread into a plurality of despread channels. A multiplicity of adders, which is electronically controlled by an adder-control signal, adds several of the despread channels to generate a multiplicity of added channels. A syndrome signal is generated from an error rate of the multiplicity of added channels. From the syndrome signal, a desired-data rate is determined for the spread-spectrum transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Linez Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Garodnick
  • Patent number: 6757322
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting a plurality of spread-spectrum signals over a communications channel having fading. The plurality of spread-spectrum signals are radiated by a plurality of antennas, with each antenna preferably spaced by one-quarter wavelength. A plurality of receiver antennas receive the plurality of spread-spectrum signals and a plurality of fading spread-spectrum signals. Each receiver antenna is coupled to a plurality of matched filters having a respective plurality of impulse responses matched to the chip-sequence signals of the plurality of spread-spectrum signals. A RAKE and space-diversity combiner combines, for each respective chip-sequence signal, a respective plurality of detected spread-spectrum signals and a respective multiplicity of detected-multipath-spread-spectrum signals, to generate a plurality of combined signals. The symbol amplitudes can be measured and erasure decoding employed to improve performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Schilling
  • Patent number: 6714583
    Abstract: An improvement to a spread-spectrum receiver having a matched filter. A symbol sampler samples at the symbol time TS, a symbol sample from the matched filter. A noise sampler samples at a plurality of chip times kTC, but not at the symbol time TS, a plurality of noise samples from the matched filter. An estimator or low-pass filter estimates the plurality of noise samples from the symbol sampler, to generate a noise estimate. A combiner subtracts the noise estimate from the symbol sample, thereby generating a comparison signal. A magnitude device determines a magnitude of the comparison signal. A comparator compares the magnitude of the comparison signal to the threshold voltage, thereby generating the erasure signal. An erasure decoder erasure decodes the input data using the erasure signals from the erasure detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Schilling
  • Patent number: 6711204
    Abstract: An improvement to a spread-spectrum code-division-multiple-access system, using a channel sounding signal from a base station (BS) to provide initial transmitter power levels for remote stations (RS). The base station transmits BS-spread-spectrum signals at a first frequency and receives RS-spread-spectrum signals, which are transmitted by the remote stations at the second frequency. The base station transmits a BS-channel-sounding signal at the same carrier frequency being used by the remote stations. The bandwidth of the BS-channel-sounding signal is much less than the bandwidth of the BS-channel-spread-spectrum signal. Each remote station tracks the BS-channel-sounding signal, for adjusting the initial RS-power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Schilling
  • Patent number: 6671307
    Abstract: A high data rate, high processing gain, direct sequence spread spectrum system that transmits a BPSK or QPSK signal. The data which are collected and stored and forwarded N bits at a time by transmitting one of 2N pseudo random waveforms every time N bits are collected. During acquisition, product devices multiply a received spread-spectrum signal by a header chip-sequence signal. After acquisition, the product device multiply the received spread-spectrum signal by 2N chip-sequence signals to generate products, with each chip-sequence signal of the chip-sequences signals being different from other chip-sequence signals of the chip-sequence signals. Integrators integrate the products thereby forming 2N correlators, and a comparator selects a largest value from the integrators. The largest value is decoded into N bits of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Schilling
  • Patent number: 6643783
    Abstract: A multilevel computer security system including a computer with multiple security subsystems for secure data storage and data communications at each security level, a smart-card reader for controlling user access to each security level, and an electronically-activated switch for activating only the selected and authorized security level. Access to each level of restricted data requires a user to insert his smart card into a smart-card reader. The selection of an authorized level generates an activation signal, for a selected security level and permitted computer assets for the selected security level. Since only one security level is ever active and the switching from one level to another requires the computer RAM to be powered off, there can be no possibility of user access to unauthorized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Terence T. Flyntz
  • Patent number: 6636556
    Abstract: A transmitter and a receiver using a set of Large-Area Code-Division-Multiple-Access (LA-CDMA) codes. The LA-CDMA codes are generated from a plurality of pulses, and a plurality of codewords. The plurality of pulses has a plurality of intervals between each of the pulses. Each pulse has an amplitude and a polarity. Each interval is unequal to other intervals of the plurality of intervals. Only one interval is an odd number larger than a value of a smallest interval of the plurality of intervals. No value of any interval is a sum of any two or more values of two or more intervals, respectively, in the plurality of intervals. Each codeword is different from other codewords in the plurality of codewords. The plurality of codewords are either orthogonal, or bi-orthogonal, or trans-orthogonal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: LinkAir Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Daoben Li
  • Patent number: 6631157
    Abstract: A multi-clock matched filter for receiving signals with multipath. The signals may be modulated with a spread-spectrum spreading sequence, or other analog or digital signal. A number of signal registers store digital samples of the received signal. The gating of digital samples into each of the signal registers is controlled by a separate clock timing. The timing sequence may be derived from a common clock. A multiplexer sequentially selects each of the signal registers, and passes the respective content of each signal register to a matched filter. A number of delay-locked-loop circuits track each of the multipath signals, and generate the timing sequence for gating signal registers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Golden Bridge Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sorin Davidovici, Jimmy Cuong Tran, Emmanuel Kanterakis
  • Patent number: 6591467
    Abstract: A method of making a hinge joining two rigid pieces each with top and bottom surfaces, comprising the steps of thermoforming a first piece of rigid plastic material having a first hinge joint; machining a hole with a tubular shape through each of two external surfaces of the first hinge joint; thermoforming a second piece of rigid plastic material having a second hinge joint; machining two keyhole-shaped passage perpendicular to the length of the surface and across the width of the near-end external surfaces of the first protrusion and of the second protrusion of the second piece; inserting a hinge pin through each hole with a tubular shape; and assembling the two pieces with the first hinge joint fitting into the gap of the second hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Sailing Specialties INC
    Inventor: Peter G. Cardona
  • Patent number: 6587452
    Abstract: A mapping memory, for use with a transmitter, for mapping a first signal segment and a second signal segment of a packet so that each signal segment has the same average power level. Each signal segment is characterized by a different modulation format. The first signal segment might use BPSK, while the second signal segment might use QAM, having multiple amplitude levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignees: Golden Bridge Technology, Inc., Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Sorin Davidovici, Emmanuel Kanterakis, Izumi Iida, Norio Hama, Nobuhiko Kenmochi
  • Patent number: 6570224
    Abstract: Quantum-size electronic devices comprise electrodes and at least one cluster seperated from the said electrodes by a tunnel-transparent gap. The characteristic dimensions for elements of quantum-size devices are determined by the formula in the range 1×4 r0, wherein r0=/(me&agr;2c), wherein is Planck's constant, me is the electron mass, &agr;=1/137,036 is the fine structure constant, c is the light speed. The cluster may be made of a semiconductor material, conductor, superconductor, high-molecular substance or a covering with a tunnel-transparent dielectric. The matured theory provides possibilities for designing logical devices operating in the mode of transfer and/or storing of several electrons at normal conditions and high temperatures. The operating conditions of the devices are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Alexander Mikhailovich Ilyanok
  • Patent number: 6567793
    Abstract: Controlling unauthorized access to software distributed to a user by a vendor. A verification key is generated by a product key generator and either embedded in the software prior to distribution or packaged with the software as a self-installing package. The verification key includes a public verification key. The combination of the software and the verification key create distributable software which is distributed to a user. The user installs the software on a user computer system as protected software. To obtain a user key, the user inputs identifying information, which may be for the user or for a group, which is sent to a user key generator. The user key generator converts the identifying information to a numeric representation and then generates, by signing the numeric representation with the private signing key, a user key, which is returned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventors: Christian Bielefeldt Hicks, Peter Janssen Creath
  • Patent number: 6529546
    Abstract: An improvement for obtaining synchronization to a chip-sequence signal. The chip-sequence signal has a plurality of chips, and is embedded in a spread-spectrum signal. A set of M shift registers stores a replica or delayed replica of the chip-sequence signal. Each shift register has a plurality of taps, which correspond to the plurality of chips. A plurality of comparators compares, with a delay of 1/M chip duration per shift register, the chip-sequence signal embedded in the spread-spectrum signal with the replica of the chip-sequence signal stored in the set of M shift registers. From the comparison, the plurality of comparators generates, for each tap of the shift register, a plurality of compared values at each comparator of the plurality of comparators. A plurality of counters up and down counts, from each comparator, a respective plurality of compared values. The respective plurality of compared values appears at an output of a respective comparator of the plurality of comparators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Schilling
  • Patent number: 6515981
    Abstract: A system and method for encoding and transmitting data with a spread-spectrum packet-switched system. Data to be transmitted by a packet transmitter are encoded for privacy and to restrict intelligent receipt of the data to the intended recipient. The encoded data is demultiplexed into sub-data-sequence signals which are spread-spectrum processed and then combined as a multichannel spread-spectrum signal. The multichannel spread-spectrum signal is concatenated with a header to output a packet-spread-spectrum signal which is transmitted over radio waves to a packet receiver. The packet receiver obtains timing for the multichannel spread-spectrum signal from the header. The multichannel spread-spectrum signal is then despread and multiplexed as received-encoded data. The received-encoded data is decoded by the intended recipient and stored in a receiver memory for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Golden Bridge Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Schilling, Sorin Davidovici, Emmanuel Kanterakis, Michael Hennedy
  • Patent number: 6512786
    Abstract: An improvement to a spread-spectrum receiver having a matched filter. A symbol sampler samples at the symbol time TS, a plurality of symbol samples from the matched filter. A relative-signal-level decoder decodes the plurality of received-symbol samples, generating a plurality of decoded-symbol samples. A noise sampler samples at a plurality of chip times kTC, but not at the symbol time TS, a plurality of noise samples from the matched filter, before, after, or a combination of before and after, a symbol sample. An erasure detector detects for each decoded-symbol sample from the plurality of decoded-symbol samples and from the plurality of noise samples, an erasure condition for the corresponding decoded-symbol sample, and generates an erasure signal. An erasure decoder erasure decodes the input data using the erasure signals from the erasure detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Linex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Schilling