Patents Assigned to FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10425334
    Abstract: Embodiments include radio transmitters, receivers and methods of operation for enhanced bandwidth utilization. The transmitter hashes received data blocks to produce indices associated with the received data blocks. The data blocks and associated indices are stored in memory and transmitted. If the received data blocks have previously been stored, the indices are transmitted instead of the data blocks. The receiver stores the received data blocks and associated indices in memory, and outputs the received data blocks. When the receiver receives indices instead of data blocks, it accesses the memory to look up and retrieve the associated data blocks, and outputs the retrieved data blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Mester, Patrick I. Lazar
  • Patent number: 10374729
    Abstract: An antenna alignment tool and method for use by a user to align a near end antenna to a far end antenna. Embodiments of the tool include an interface, instrumentation, display, control and hands-free attachment structure. The interface receives location information representative of a location of the far end antenna with respect to the near end antenna. The instrumentation provides information representative of the location and orientation of the tool. The control is coupled to the interface, instrumentation and display, and causes the display of orientation information representative of the orientation of the tool with respect to the far end antenna. The hands-free attachment structure attaches the tool to the user's body and within the user's field of view. The user can move his or her body and the alignment tool attached thereto while viewing the orientation information on the display during antenna alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Mester, Patrick I. Lazar
  • Patent number: 10149263
    Abstract: A method for operating a receiver in a wireless communication system to synchronize the receiver to a received signal. The received signal is preamble correlated to identify a preamble portion of the signal. Portions of the received signal near the identified preamble portion are processed to determine signal-distorting channel characteristics, such as multipath channel delay spread, of the channel over which the received signal propagated. A digital filter is configured based on the determined channel characteristics to compensate for the signal-distorting channel characteristics, and the received signal is filtered with the configured digital filter. The filtered received signal is second preamble correlated with a second preamble that is different than the first preamble to produce a second preamble correlation. The second preamble correlation is processed to identify delay in the filtered received signal. Portions of the filtered received signal are identified and processed based on the identified delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. McMeekin, Timothy G. Mester
  • Patent number: 10033511
    Abstract: A method for operating at least a first of a plurality of co-located, non-time synchronous radios at a first location communicating data by frames with one or more other remote radios at a second and optionally additional locations in a wireless communication system, to synchronize first or uplink and/or second or downlink frame portions of the frames to mitigate interference between the co-located radios. A frame table of attributes of uplink and/or downlink frame portions associated with frames of the first radio is stored. The spectral content of transmissions from at least a second of the co-located radios is monitored. Based on the monitored spectral content, characteristics for uplink and/or downlink frame portions of the first co-located radio to mitigate interference with the at least second co-located radio are determined. Attributes in the frame table to enable interference-optimized uplink and/or downlink portions of frames of the first co-located radio are updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. McMeekin, Timothy G. Mester, Jeffrey A. Battin, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9819446
    Abstract: A method for operating a downlink transmitter radio to automatically determine transmission parameters includes monitoring the spectral content of a range of frequencies, and identifying, based on the monitored spectral content, spectral characteristics associated with noise or interference. The downlink transmission channel carrier frequency and channel frequency bandwidth are determined based on the spectral characteristics of the interference together with operating requirements of the wireless transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. McMeekin, Timothy G. Mester, Gregory J. Veintimilla
  • Patent number: 9787354
    Abstract: A broadband transceiver includes an input to receive an RF signal, an output to output an RF transmit signal, a receiver section coupled to the input, and a transmitter section coupled to the output. A processor coupled to the receiver section and the transmitter section determines and generates an inverse waveform that will result in attenuation of undesired portions of a received RF signal when summed with the received signal, including optionally at one or more of an RF stage and an IF stage. A summing junction coupled between the processor and receiver section sums the inverse waveform with the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. McMeekin, Timothy G. Mester, Gregory J. Veintimilla
  • Patent number: 9584170
    Abstract: A broadband superheterodyne receiver. Embodiments include an input for receiving an RF signal including an RF data signal at a carrier frequency. An RF mixer coupled to the input shifts the RF data signal from the carrier frequency to an IF frequency. An IF band pass filter coupled to the mixer has a pass band, and band pass filters the signal near the IF frequency. A spectrum analyzer provides information representative of the spectral characteristics of the received RF signal around the RF data signal at the carrier frequency. An IF controller is coupled to the RF mixer and to the spectrum analyzer. The IF controller: (1) determines an interference-mitigating IF frequency within the pass band of the band pass filter that will result in attenuation of undesired portions of the RF signal, and (2) controls the RF mixer to shift the RF data signal to the interference-mitigating IF frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Mester, Steven E. McMeekin, Gregory J. Veintimilla