Patents Represented by Attorney Jimmy Goo
  • Patent number: 7165025
    Abstract: Auditory-articulatory analysis for use in speech quality assessment. Articulatory analysis is based on a comparison between powers associated with articulation and non-articulation frequency ranges of a speech signal. Neither source speech nor an estimate of the source speech is utilized in articulatory analysis. Articulatory analysis comprises the steps of comparing articulation power and non-articulation power of a speech signal, and assessing speech quality based on the comparison, wherein articulation and non-articulation powers are powers associated with articulation and non-articulation frequency ranges of the speech signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Doh-Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 7161956
    Abstract: An adaptive quality control loop for link rate adaptation that adaptively selects optimal channel condition thresholds in real-time without measuring all the factors that affect selecting channel condition thresholds. The adaptive quality control loop involves adjusting the channel condition thresholds with variable up and down steps based on target quality metrics along with measurements such as error detection results, relative frequencies of visiting each modulation and/or coding schemes (also referred to as “MCS levels”) and transmitted data rates. In one embodiment, the adaptive quality control loop comprises the step of adjusting a channel condition threshold based on a error detection result for a data packet transmission using a variable step. The channel condition threshold is associated with an MCS level used in the data packet transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Gollamudi, Pantelis Monogioudis
  • Patent number: 7058389
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of communicating emergency call information originating from wireless phones among multiple entities using a set of network signaling operations for pooling and reconciling records of emergency calls and identifications for sources of fraudulent calls. A set of network signaling operations is described herein for communicating records of emergency calls among network entities of same or different levels, and for communicating identified sources of fraudulent calls among network entities of same or different levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Wonmon Chin, Stuart Owen Goldman, Douglas Harold Rollender
  • Patent number: 7042955
    Abstract: Described herein is a method and apparatus for transmission that provides the performance of space time spreading (STS) or orthogonal transmit diversity (OTD) and the backwards compatibility of phase sweep transmit diversity (PSTD) without significantly degrading performance in additive white guassan noise (AWGN) conditions using a transmission architecture that incorporates STS/OTD and a form of phase sweep transmit diversity (PSTD) referred to herein as biased PSTD, which involves transmitting a signal and a frequency swept version of the same signal over diversity antennas at different power levels to reduce the depths of nulls normally seen in AWGN conditions when regular PSTD is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Roger David Benning, R. Michael Buehrer, Mark H Kraml, Paul Anthony Polakos
  • Patent number: 7035599
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus of transmit diversity that is backward compatible and does not significantly degrade performance in additive white guassan noise (AWGN) conditions using a transmission architecture that incorporates a form of phase sweep transmit diversity (PSTD) referred to herein as biased PSTD. Biased PSTD involves transmitting a signal and a frequency swept version of the same signal over diversity antennas at different power levels. By transmitting the two signals at different power levels, the depths of nulls normally seen in AWGN conditions when PSTD is utilized is reduced and performance degradation in AWGN conditions is mitigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Roger David Benning, R. Michael Buehrer, Robert Atmaram Soni
  • Patent number: 6980778
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus of transmit diversity that is backward compatible and does not degrade performance using a transmission architecture that incorporates a form of phase sweep transmit diversity (PSTD) referred to herein as split shift PSTD. Split shift PSTD involves transmitting at least two phase swept versions of a signal over diversity antennas, wherein the two phase swept versions of the signal have a different phase. The phase sweep frequency signals may have a fixed or varying phase shifting rate, may have an identical or different phase shifting rate, may be offset from each other and/or may be phase shifting in the same or opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Roger David Benning, R. Michael Buehrer, Paul Anthony Polakos, Robert Atmaram Soni
  • Patent number: 6965760
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating detection of satellite signals using a dynamic integration technique in which integration time periods of correlators are adjusted according to signal strength measurements of satellite signals received at GPS receivers. Specifically, integration time periods are inversely adjusted, either proportionally or non-proportionally, to received strengths of signals being searched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Hua Chen, Tung Ching Chiang, Ren Da, Ibrahim Tekin
  • Patent number: 6950664
    Abstract: A method of geolocation that is backward compatible and more accurate than the well-known Cell/Sector ID method is provided. The geolocation method provided comprises the steps of determining a set of candidate locations for the mobile-station based on a timing advance value associated with the mobile-station and determining a location of the mobile-station using the set of candidate locations and signal strength measurements associated with same cell-neighboring sectors or different cell-neighboring sectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Hua Chen, Tung Ching Chiang
  • Patent number: 6930990
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interface and method for data transmission between digital and radio frequency (RF) components of a base station. The interface and method involves transmitting transmit or receive data over a first set of time slots and transmitting various uplink or downlink low rate static/control signals over a second set of time slots. The transmit data includes in-phase transmit data bits and quadrature phase transmit bits, and the receive data includes in-phase transmit data bits and quadrature phase transmit bits received over a diversity antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Dajer, Kenneth Yiu-Kwong Ho, Peter Keith LaConte, Keith Elden Strege
  • Patent number: 6920150
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for improving data transfer performance over communications networks connecting data networks and users using adaptive communications formatting. Adaptive communications formatting includes encoding (or compressing) the data and applying error control schemes to reduce the amount of data being transmitted and to correct and/or conceal errors occurring during data transmission. In one embodiment, the present invention uses a set of transcoding techniques to encode (or compress) the data and a set of error control schemes to correct and/or conceal errors occurring during data transmission. The particular sets of transcoding techniques and error control schemes selected to format the data are adaptive to factors, such as the nature of the communications network connecting a user to an access server on the data network, the preferences of the user, and the data type of the data being transmitted to the user (or the access server).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Pauls, Michael Charles Recchione
  • Patent number: 6920314
    Abstract: Described herein is a method and apparatus for transmission that provides the performance of space time spreading (STS) or orthogonal transmit diversity (OTD) and the backwards compatibility of phase sweep transmit diversity (PSTD) without degrading performance of either STS or PSTD using a symmetric sweep PSTD transmission architecture. In one embodiment, a pair of signals s1 and s2 are split into signals s1(a) and s1(b) and signals s2(a) and s2(b), respectively. Signal s1 comprises a first STS/OTD signal belonging to an STS/OTD pair, and signal s2 comprises a second STS/OTD signal belonging to the STS/OTD pair. Signals s1(b) and s2(b) are phase swept using a pair of phase sweep frequency signals that would cancel out any self induced interference. For example, the pair of phase sweep frequency signals utilize a same phase sweep frequency with one of the phase sweep frequency signals rotating in the opposite direction plus an offset of ? relative to the other phase sweep frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Roger David Benning, R. Michael Buehrer, Paul Anthony Polakos, Robert Atmaram Soni
  • Patent number: 6915477
    Abstract: An adaptive quality control loop for link rate adaptation that selectively adjusts channel condition thresholds based on delay sensitivity of data packets being transmitted. For wireless communication systems incorporating an error correction scheme using re-transmissions, the quality control loop adaptively adjusts channel condition thresholds more frequently for delay sensitive data packets, such as video, and less frequently for delay insensitive data packets, such as text messaging. Channel condition thresholds may be adjusted using fixed or variable steps based on error detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Gollamudi, Pantelis Monogioudis
  • Patent number: 6859446
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of integrating voice and data services onto a same frequency channel using available transmit power information to determine data rates, wherein the available transmit power information indicates an amount of transmit power available for future data transmissions over one or more data channels. In a “distributed” embodiment, a transmitter or base station transmits, via a forward link, an available power message to a receiver or mobile-telephone indicating an amount of available transmit power at some future time t+z. The mobile-telephone performs signal-to-interference measurements corresponding to the received forward link and received interference, and uses such signal-to-interference measurements and the available power message to determine a data rate that can be supported by the mobile-telephone. Preferably, the determined data rate corresponds to a maximum data rate at which a minimum level of quality of service can be achieved at the mobile-telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Nandu Gopalakrishnan, Niranjan Sudhir Joshi, Srinivas R. Kadaba, Achilles George Kogiantis, Ashok N. Rudrapatna, Mehmet Oguz Sunay, Ganapathy Subramanian Sundaram, Stanley Vitebsky
  • Patent number: 6839569
    Abstract: Mobile radio equipment (cell phone) with two individual antennas (21, 22), which are shaped by means of a non-conducting intermediate piece (23) into a yoke, which can be used to suspend the cell phone, for example on a charging equipment (3) or a speakerphone. Built-in filters provide for the multiple uses of the antenna as leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Kai-Uwe Ritter
  • Patent number: 6810243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surrogate service attendant for ensuring invocation of services subscribed to by users of mobile-terminal equipment which are unattached or unregistered. When a call for an unattached/unregistered user mobile-telephone equipment (UE) is received by a wireless communication network, the surrogate service attendant will ensure invocation of the user's service subscriptions according to a set of service handling instructions. The service handling instructions may be issued by an application server, which is operable to execute service logic programs for various value added services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammad Torabi
  • Patent number: 6640104
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving call quality and capacity by integrating a dynamic channel allocation technique into an intelligent antenna system. The intelligent antenna systems includes beams which are grouped into sets, wherein each set has associated a long list and a primary short list, and each beam has associated a secondary short list. In one embodiment, long term interference levels are measured on each beam in a set of beams for a plurality of communication channels to produce the long list; short term interference levels are measured on each beam in the set of beams for a portion of the plurality of communication channels to produce a plurality of secondary short lists and the primary short list; and communication channels are assigned to a mobile-station from the portion of the plurality of communication channels based on the measured short term interference levels on each beam in the set of beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Simon C. Borst, Terry Si-Fong Cheng, Sudheer A. Grandhi, Boris Dmitrievich Lubachevsky, Philip Alfred Whiting
  • Patent number: 6594226
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for enhancing diversity gain without reducing data rate by increasing the number of antenna elements and configuring the antenna elements for improving signal-to-noise ratio at a receiver. The antenna array comprise a first antenna group with at least two antenna elements and a second antenna group with at least one antenna element. The first and second antenna groups are spaced approximately ten carrier wavelengths or more apart from each other, and the antenna elements belonging to the first antenna group are spaced approximately a half carrier wavelength or less apart from each other. A plurality of data streams is generated from a signal and used to produce a first and second plurality of representative data streams. Each of the first plurality of representative data streams is phase-shifted and encoded using different orthogonal codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Roger David Benning, R. Michael Buehrer, Robert Atmaram Soni
  • Patent number: 6538600
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards a method for estimating a PRN synchronization and Doppler shift of a satellite signal at a reference location within a cell and sector of where a wireless terminal or WAG client is located. The estimates are based on information conveyed by a GPS signal acquired by an auxiliary system or WAG server, which may be at a location different from the wireless terminal or WAG client. The PRN synchronization and Doppler shift estimates are also based on some reference time, which is a time that is sufficiently far into the future to allow the WAG client to demodulate and decode the PRN synchronization and Doppler shift estimates from an assisting message transmitted by the WAG server and to use such estimates to acquire GPS signals, wherein the assisting message indicates the PRN synchronization and Doppler shift estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Ellis Richton, Giovanni Vannucci
  • Patent number: 6535738
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving system capacity without compromising soft handoff by optimizing the number of communication links used in soft handoff. The number of communication links used in soft handoff are optimized by minimizing the number of base stations in the active sets based on signal characteristics of associated communication links. By minimizing the number of base stations in the active sets, the number of traffic channels reserved for soft handoffs may be reduced since less traffic channels would be needed for soft handoffs, thereby increasing system capacity by increasing the number of available traffic channels for assignment to mobile-telephones in non-soft handoff situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John Flavious Bomar, Kalyani Gopal, Ramabadran S Raghavan
  • Patent number: 6518918
    Abstract: Disclosed is a communication device and method for estimating a more accurate vertical position or altitude of a communication device using atmospheric pressure measurements. In one embodiment, a first communication device comprises a pressure sensor for measuring local atmospheric pressure at the first communication device and a transceiver for communicating with a second communication device, wherein the transceiver may be operable to receive barometric calibration information for calibrating a local atmospheric pressure measured at the first communication device and/or to transmit the measured local atmospheric pressure to the second communication device. The first communication device may further comprise a processor for estimating an altitude using the measured local atmospheric pressure and received barometric calibration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wasily Wolniansky