Patents Assigned to Nextivity, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190230518
    Abstract: A wireless signal booster system and sensor processor for an IoT network is disclosed. An IoT Node contains one or more sensors, potentially a sensor processor or processing element and an IoT modem that can connect to the internet or a private IoT network to deliver data to an IoT hub application. The IoT node may also include one or more short range wireless links. The IoT node may communicate directly to a base station and through the base station be connected to the IoT network (which could be the Internet). Alternatively, the IoT node may connect to a base station through a repeater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Lotter
  • Patent number: 10348393
    Abstract: An antenna control algorithm is disclosed. Using this algorithm, the repeater will select an optimum antenna configuration at start-up. Once the configuration is selected, the system will keep this configuration until the performance metrics for this configuration drops below a specified level. At this point, the system will scan all antenna configurations to determine a new optimum configuration. In an alternative implementation, the repeater will select an optimum antenna configuration at start-up. Once the configuration is selected, the system will keep this configuration until the performance metrics for this configuration drops below a specified level. At this point, the system will start scanning antenna configurations to find a new configuration that yields a performance better than the required minimum performance level. This configuration would typically be faster than an optimum configuration as not all possible options need to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEXTIVITY, INC.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Lotter
  • Patent number: 10218465
    Abstract: A system and method includes employing a cyclical redundancy check (CRC) code to information being transmitted on the channel, the CRC code including appending a single CRC code bit to the information, the single CRC code bit having a value of 0. The method further includes adding an error correcting code with a value of 0 to the information and to a plurality of error correcting code parity bits provided by the error correcting code. The method further includes transmitting, by the communication device, the information on the channel without the single CRC code bit, the additional information bit, and the error correcting code parity bits for being decoded and set by a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Swarts, Andrew Christopher Du Preez
  • Patent number: 10136335
    Abstract: An integrated repeater is provided that places a donor antenna and a server antenna proximate to null-field points from the server antenna and the donor antenna, respectively, thereby increasing the isolation level between the donor antenna and the server antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, InKwang Kim, Jason Foster Cook
  • Patent number: 10045225
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for determining a location to position an RF signal repeater within a structure, based on the position having the highest probability of being the location of the highest probable RF signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Lotter
  • Patent number: 10044431
    Abstract: A three hop wireless repeater is disclosed, including a donor unit having transmit and receive antennas for wireless communication with one or more cellular base stations, and a server unit having transmit and receive antennas for wireless communication with the donor unit and with one or more wireless communication devices. The repeater further includes a physical cable interconnect between the donor unit and the server unit. The physical cable interconnect includes a donor unit sleeve having donor unit coupling antennas to inductively couple signals to and from the transmit and receive antennas of the donor unit, and a server unit sleeve having server unit coupling antennas to inductively couple signals to and from the transmit and receive antennas of the server unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Lotter
  • Patent number: 9979460
    Abstract: An antenna system includes a donor antenna sub-system, a server antenna sub-system, and a processor to optimize the gain of the repeater in the system. The gain in the antenna system is increased by optimizing the isolation between the donor and/or server antenna sub-systems according to a cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, Ian Riphagen, James Xiaohui Qiu, In Kwang Kim
  • Patent number: 9961561
    Abstract: An integrated repeater is provided that places a donor antenna and a server antenna proximate to null-field points from the server antenna and the donor antenna, respectively, thereby increasing the isolation level between the donor antenna and the server antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, InKwang Kim, Jason Foster Cook
  • Patent number: 9882627
    Abstract: A repeater configured to dynamically affect the gain level of the repeater in response to the input signal power level over time. The repeater system includes a gain hold processor executing a gain hold algorithm. The gain hold algorithm preempts a large up-step in signal power level to follow a large down-step in signal power level. After a large up-step in input signal is detected, the system holds the gain level in response to a drop in input signal level after the large up-step. The gain is held at the level set by the large burst of input signal power to the repeater. In response to a larger up-step in signal power level, the system will lower the gain. In response to a large down-step in signal power after the larger up-step in signal power level, the system will hold the gain level of the repeater. During a prolonged low-power level or zero power signal at the input of the repeater, the system will slowly raise the gain level of the repeater over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Riphagen
  • Patent number: 9793974
    Abstract: An antenna system includes a donor antenna sub-system, a server antenna sub-system, and a processor to optimize the gain of the repeater in the system. The gain in the antenna system is increased by optimizing the isolation between the donor and/or server antenna sub-systems according to a cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, Ian Riphagen, James Xiaohui Qiu, In Kwang Kim
  • Patent number: 9780863
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting an operator to boost in a repeater are disclosed. Wireless signals are received at a wireless signal booster from two or more mobile phone operators. One selected operator is selected from the two or more mobile phone operators. The wireless signals from the selected operator are then selectively boosted, the selectively boosting repeating the wireless signals from the selected operator in a boosted state for a mobile phone recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Lotter
  • Patent number: 9397743
    Abstract: A three hop wireless repeater is disclosed, including a donor unit having transmit and receive antennas for wireless communication with one or more cellular base stations, and a server unit having transmit and receive antennas for wireless communication with the donor unit and with one or more wireless communication devices. The repeater further includes a physical cable interconnect between the donor unit and the server unit. The physical cable interconnect includes a donor unit sleeve having donor unit coupling antennas to inductively couple signals to and from the transmit and receive antennas of the donor unit, and a server unit sleeve having server unit coupling antennas to inductively couple signals to and from the transmit and receive antennas of the server unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Lotter
  • Publication number: 20160128068
    Abstract: A system and method for allocating frequency resources in a three-hop repeater are disclosed. Bandwidth can be allocated asymmetrically, and in non-contiguous blocks for the required bandwidth for a transmission operation. Bandwidth is dynamically allocated on an as-needed basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Lotter
  • Publication number: 20160050009
    Abstract: A three hop wireless repeater is disclosed, including a donor unit having transmit and receive antennas for wireless communication with one or more cellular base stations, and a server unit having transmit and receive antennas for wireless communication with the donor unit and with one or more wireless communication devices. The repeater further includes a physical cable interconnect between the donor unit and the server unit. The physical cable interconnect includes a donor unit sleeve having donor unit coupling antennas to inductively couple signals to and from the transmit and receive antennas of the donor unit, and a server unit sleeve having server unit coupling antennas to inductively couple signals to and from the transmit and receive antennas of the server unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: MICHIEL PETRUS LOTTER
  • Patent number: 9264851
    Abstract: Data characterizing signal propagation times between a mobile user and a plurality of base stations can be received. A dominant signal propagation path between the mobile user and at least one of the plurality of base stations is via a repeater. A valid mobile user position solution is determined by searching a domain of possible mobile user position solutions using the received data and a predetermined repeater time delay. The valid mobile user position solution can be provided. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Loetter
  • Patent number: 9237533
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles are provided for detecting uplink repeater capacity within a wireless network. Algorithms are used to determine when an out of power error condition is present to help minimize service quality issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, Ian Riphagen
  • Patent number: 9210563
    Abstract: A request from a mobile device for information is received at a local coverage device. The local coverage device includes at least one computing system having at least one data processor. Whether the information has been locally stored on the local coverage device is determined using the local coverage device and the received request. The storage being based on a determined likelihood the mobile device would request access to the information. The likelihood being determined based at least on a context of the mobile device. The requested information is provided using the local coverage device. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Loetter
  • Publication number: 20150327077
    Abstract: An integrated repeater is provided that places a donor antenna and a server antenna proximate to null-field points from the server antenna and the donor antenna, respectively, thereby increasing the isolation level between the donor antenna and the server antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, InKwang Kim, Jason Foster Cook
  • Publication number: 20150327190
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles are provided for detecting uplink repeater capacity within a wireless network. Algorithms are used to determine when an out of power error condition is present to help minimize service quality issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Nextivity, Inc
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, Ian Riphagen
  • Patent number: D795210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, Jason Foster Cook