Patents Assigned to Broadcom Corporation
  • Patent number: 9591102
    Abstract: A gateway having at least one communications interface and processing circuitry establishes communications with at least one service provider device and at least one serviced client device. The gateway then determines that a serviced client device is to establish an Internet browsing session. Based upon characteristics of the serviced client device, the gateway determines where to instantiate a web browser to service the Internet browsing session. Based upon the determination, in a first operation, instantiates the web browser to service the Internet browsing session at the gateway or client device. In a second operation, the gateway instantiates the web browser to service the Internet browsing session at a service provider server. In other operations, the gateway may determine to instantiate a browser for a first client device at a cloud server and to instantiate a browser for a second client device either locally or at the second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sherman (Xuemin) Chen, David Erickson, Vladimir Silyaev, Alan Trerise, Marcus C. Kellerman
  • Patent number: 9591695
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for sharing modulation information between multiple access points may include receiving modulation control information and demodulation control information at an access point comprising one or more receivers and one or more transmitters. One or more modulation frequencies may be adjusted and utilized to generate transmit signals by the one or more transmitters based on the received modulation control information. One or more demodulation frequencies may be adjusted and utilized to generate intermediate frequency signals by the one or more receivers based on the received demodulation control information. The modulation control information and the demodulation control information may be received via a control point. The modulation control information and demodulation control information may be received on a link operating in a frequency band different from said transmit frequencies and said receive frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Ahmadreza Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 9591355
    Abstract: In various embodiments, video streams are decoded using decoders that support a different decoding profile. First processing circuitry is configured to receive a video stream encoded using a first encoding profile, transcode the video stream from the first encoding profile to a second encoding profile, and store the transcoded video stream in an output buffer. Second processing circuitry is configured to receive the transcoded video stream from the output buffer and decode the transcoded video stream according to the second encoding profile. The second processing circuitry may be unable to decode the video stream encoded using the first encoding profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhijie Yang, Xuemin Chen
  • Publication number: 20170063569
    Abstract: A transmitter for use in a cable modem termination system includes a data processing module that generates a plurality of OFDM symbols from a data packet. A probe symbol generator generates a probe symbol, as one of a plurality of probe symbol types. The probe symbol is selectively inserted within the plurality of OFDM symbols, at a pre-defined probe symbol interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce Joseph Currivan, Richard Stephen Prodan, Thomas Joseph Kolze, Hanli Zou, Ramon Alejandro Gomez, Leo Montreuil, Mark Edward Laubach, Roger Wayne Fish, Lisa Voigt Denney, Niki Roberta Pantelias, Jonathan Sooki Min
  • Publication number: 20170063489
    Abstract: A communication device receives a transmitted signal from another communication device. This transmitted signal is generated within the another communication device based on predetermined digital data. The communication device then generates a first reference signal based on a copy of the predetermined digital data and subtracts the first reference signal from the transmitted signal to generate a first residual signal. The communication device then identifies at least one adaptation parameter based on the first residual signal and adapts the first reference signal using the at least one adaptation parameter to generate a second reference signal so that a first characteristic of the transmitted signal and a second characteristic of the second reference signal are approximately equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Kolze
  • Patent number: 9584187
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to aspects of the subject technology provide non-interruptive filtering of transmission line communications. The non-interruptive filtering may physically isolate, in the frequency domain, independent networks that share a common transmission media, such as mains wires that are used to deliver both alternating current (AC) power and power line communication signals. The isolation provided by the non-interruptive filtering prevents the transmissions from the independent networks from interfering with each other. In one or more implementations, the non-interruptive filtering may be provided by one or more filters that include cores, such as ferrite cores, around which two mains wires, e.g. a mains live wire and a mains neutral wire, can be wound in opposite directions, respectively. Currents traveling on the mains wires through the filter in opposite phases cancel each other out, thereby blocking symmetric power line transmissions, while allowing AC power to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oriol Agusti Costa, Xavier Josep Reves Balleste, Toby Edward Ralph Bailey
  • Patent number: 9583166
    Abstract: A memory cell comprises a dual-gate fin field effect transistor (FinFET) and first and second serially connected magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) devices for improving reliability of memory operations. The FinFET represents an access transistor and includes a first gate and a second gate. The second gate is configured to be electrically independent from the first gate and to adjust threshold voltage of the FinFET. Each of the first and second MTJ devices represent a magnetic storage element and includes at least two ferromagnetic (FM) layers separated by a thin insulating layer forming a tunneling junction. Based on the relative magnetization of the two FM layers, each MTJ device has high and low resistance states. Higher reliability of memory write operation is primarily achieved with the help of FinFET and higher reliability of memory read operation is primarily achieved with increased read margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Nilesh Gharia
  • Patent number: 9583581
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is described as having one or more contact regions to provide one or more interconnections between one or more transistors of the integrated circuit and another integrated circuit. The one or more contact regions represent a self-aligned contact (SAC) whose positioning is determined through one or more patterning processes of a semiconductor fabrication process. The one or more contact regions include one or more contact discontinuities to allow the integrated circuit to accommodate for a wide range of the manufacturing variations and/or the misalignment tolerances by preventing the one or more contact regions from physically contacting other regions, such as gate regions to provide an example, of the one or more transistors. As such, the one or more contact discontinuities have a dynamic size, such as a dynamic area to provide an example, which is dependent upon the manufacturing variations and/or the misalignment tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Qing Liu
  • Patent number: 9584426
    Abstract: A system forwards congestion management messages to a source host updating the source address in the management message. The system may determine that the congestion management message was triggered responsive to an initial communication that was previously forwarded by the system. The system may use header translation within a single addressing scheme and/or may translate the congestion management message into a different type to support forwarding to the source of the initial communication. The system may use portions of the payload of the congestion management message to determine the source of the initial communication and to derive a different header for the translated congestion management message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Biju Ravindranatha Babu, Puneet Agarwal, Mohan Venkatachar Kalkunte
  • Patent number: 9585027
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhanced 2-wire and 3-wire WLAN Bluetooth coexistence solution may include determining whether adaptive frequency hopping is active in a Bluetooth communication device. If the adaptive frequency hopping is active, handshaking with a collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be disabled. The collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be a wireless local area network communication device. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, handshaking with the collocated non-Bluetooth communication device may be enabled. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, the Bluetooth communication device may initiate handshaking prior to transmitting data. If the adaptive frequency hopping is inactive, the Bluetooth communication device may also respond to the handshaking initiated by the collocated non-Bluetooth communication device. The handshaking may be executed via a 2-wire Bluetooth/WLAN coexistence interface or a 3-wire Bluetooth/WLAN coexistence interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Asif Grushkevich
  • Patent number: 9583613
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first well that is disposed in a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a second well that is disposed in the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a source region, a drain region, and a gate structure between the source region and the drain region. The gate structure is disposed above the first well. The source region includes a first conducting contact above the first well and. The drain region includes a second conducting contact above the second well, the drain region being connected with the second well at least partially through a first epi region. The first epi region and the second well are configured to lower a first driving voltage applied on the source region and the drain region to a second voltage applied on the gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ito, Shom Ponoth
  • Patent number: 9578595
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for parallel scanning of channels in communication networks are described herein. A parallel scanning device performs a scanning operation that includes parallel (i.e., simultaneous) scanning of channels that are in a common frequency band or in different frequency bands. The parallel scanning of channels results in a reduction of scan time, which reduces power consumption. Furthermore, a scanning operation may undesirably interrupt and/or delay normal communication traffic to and from the parallel scanning device, and the comparatively shorter scan time resulting from the parallel scanning operation can reduce such interruption and/or delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Gireesh Hegde, Harish Vaidya, Rakesh Raman, Sriram Neelakandan
  • Patent number: 9577813
    Abstract: A system of operating a wireless device in a wireless communication network includes selecting, by the wireless device, a preferred operating mode for use by the wireless device, the selection being made from at least a full duplex operating mode in which the wireless device can transmit and receive simultaneously on the same frequency band and a non full duplex operating mode; and transmitting a signal indicating the selected preferred operating mode to a network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juha Pekka Karjalainen, Karl Marko Juhani Lampinen, Samuli Turtinen, Timo K. Koskela, Sami Jukka Hakola
  • Patent number: 9578319
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for transmission variable delay and jitter indication. In one example, a method includes determining a variable delay reference (VDR) corresponding to an instantaneous jitter between an idealized transmission time associated with a packet for transmission in a transmission stream and an actual transmission time of the packet and providing the VDR to a receiver in a sub-header of the packet. In another example, a transmitter includes a MAC configured to include a VDR in a sub-header of a packet for transmission in a transmission stream and a PHY configured to transmit the packet including the VDR in the transmission stream. In another example, a method includes receiving a packet in a transmission stream; extracting a program clock reference (PCR) and a VDR from the packet information; and controlling timing of processing of the packet based upon the PCR and VDR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander MacInnis
  • Patent number: 9577699
    Abstract: A method includes determining that an antenna shared between a Bluetooth transceiver and a WLAN transceiver is available to the WLAN transceiver based on an activity signal associated with the Bluetooth transceiver. Access to the shared antenna is provided to the WLAN transceiver based on the determination, and the WLAN transceiver is configured to use diversity in transacting WLAN signals via a plurality of antennas, including the shared antenna. Access to the shared antenna is transferred from the WLAN transceiver to the Bluetooth transceiver based on the activity signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Brima Ibrahim, Prasanna Desai, Mark Gonikberg
  • Patent number: 9575665
    Abstract: A graphics display system integrated circuit is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics display system processes analog video input, digital video input, and graphics input. The system incorporates a unified memory architecture that is shared by the graphics system, a CPU, and other peripherals. The unified memory architecture uses real time scheduling to service tasks. Critical instant analysis is used to find a schedule for memory usage that does not affect memory requirements of real time tasks while at the same time servicing non-real-time tasks as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander G. MacInnis, Chengfuh Tang, Xiaodong Xie, James T. Patterson, Greg A. Kranawetter
  • Patent number: 9577881
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for managing quality of service via a broadband gateway are provided. In this regard, a broadband gateway that supports one or more first QoS protocols may determine, based on communications with a plurality of communication devices, whether each of the plurality of communication devices supports the one or more first QoS protocols. The gateway may communicate a result of the determination to a content provider and/or service provider. In this manner, the content provider and/or service provider may determine whether to utilize one or more second QoS protocols to deliver content to a particular one of said plurality of communication devices based on whether said particular of communication devices based on whether said particular one of said plurality of communication devices supports the one or more first QoS protocols. The gateway may be operable to map between QoS protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Jeyhan Karaoguz, Xuemin Chen, David Garrett, David Lundgren, Rich Prodan
  • Patent number: 9577685
    Abstract: A system includes baseband circuitry and a transmitter. The electrical behavior of the transmitter may cause distortion effects in the transmit output of the transmitter during transmissions based on input signals from the baseband circuitry. The baseband circuitry may reference a calibration evaluation function for multiple transmit variables to pre-distort the input signal to compensate for the distortion effect. Pre-distortion calibration logic may generate the evaluation function using a one-dimensional calibration technique. The evaluation function may facilitate the baseband accessing calibration data without necessarily relying on a look-up table. In some cases, a one-dimensional calibration for multiple transmit variables may use fewer calibration points than a similarly accurate multi-dimensional calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Ahmad Mirzaei, Hooman Darabi, Masoud Kahrizi
  • Patent number: 9578139
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for architecture of a very fast programmable transport demultiplexer using a double-buffered approach. The method may involve utilizing a hardware assist block to process incoming packets, retrieve information about the packets, and write the retrieved information to a memory block. A firmware block may then utilize the information in memory to perform further processing on the packet data. The firmware and hardware assist blocks may work simultaneously so as to speed up the processing of the packet, which can comprise record data and/or audio/video data. The system may comprise the hardware assist block, the firmware assist block, and a memory block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephane W. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 9577662
    Abstract: A CT-SDADC of the present disclosure converts the analog input signal from a representation in an analog signal domain to a representation in a digital signal domain to provide the digital output signal. The CT-SDADC achieves the analog-to-digital conversion and ELDC by switching between two phases in the SAR sub-ADC: a sampling phase and a conversion phase. During the sampling phase, the SAR sub-ADC captures the analog input signal across multiple arrays of switchable capacitors. The conversion phase comprises a number of steps, and one or more bits of the digital output signal are resolved at each step of the conversion phase. A portion of the SC-DAC is driven by the delayed CT-SDADC output during the conversion phase to effectively compensate for excess loop delay caused by the CT-SDADC feedback loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Guowen Wei, Xinyu Yu, Michael Inerfield, Tom Kwan