Patents Assigned to ParkerVision, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10278131
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for partitioning an energy or power source. The energy source may be, for example, a battery or batteries or other power supply or power supplies for an electronic device, such as a cell phone, or mobile device. The energy source (battery for example), or power supply, provides power to a cell phone, or mobile device or any other load or power consuming device. Partitioning this energy source is a technique for controlling its operation so that power is provided to the power consuming device, such as a cell phone more efficiently, thereby extending the length of time the phone can be used between re-charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 10264530
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for partitioning an energy or power source. The energy source may be, for example, a battery or batteries or other power supply or power supplies for an electronic device, such as a cell phone, or mobile device. The energy source (battery for example), or power supply, provides power to a cell phone, or mobile device or any other load or power consuming device. Partitioning this energy source is a technique for controlling its operation so that power is provided to the power consuming device, such as a cell phone more efficiently, thereby extending the length of time the phone can be used between re-charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc
    Inventor: Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 10244421
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to momentum transfer communication systems. An apparatus comprises at least one of a single-ended encoding circuit or a differential encoding circuit and a controller configured to control the at least one of the single-ended encoding circuit or the differential encoding circuit to encode a received signal into an encoded signal using momentum transfer encoding techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 10206167
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for partitioning an energy or power source. The energy source may be, for example, a battery or batteries or other power supply or power supplies for an electronic device, such as a cell phone, or mobile device. The energy source (battery for example), or power supply, provides power to a cell phone, or mobile device or any other load or power consuming device. Partitioning this energy source is a technique for controlling its operation so that power is provided to the power consuming device, such as a cell phone more efficiently, thereby extending the length of time the phone can be used between re-charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Publication number: 20180041176
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a method and system for control of a multiple-input-single output (MISO) device. For example, the method includes partitioning a waveform constellation space into a plurality of regions, where each region of the plurality of regions is associated with one or more control functions of the MISO device. The method also includes transitioning the MISO device between a plurality of classes of operation based on the one or more control functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Rawlins, David F. Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20180019773
    Abstract: A method for generating a radio frequency (RF) signal is disclosed herein. The method includes generating, with a plurality of analog-to-digital converters, analog control signals. A modulated control signal is generated, using a modulator, based on the analog control signals. A biased modulated control signal is generated, using an amplifier, based on the modulated control signal and a first bias control signal. Further, the RF signal is generated, using a multiple-input-single-output (MISO) device, based on the biased modulated control signal and a second bias control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Rawlins, David Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20180013454
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are provided for energy conversion. For example, the apparatus can include a trans-impedance node, a reactive element, and a trans-impedance circuit. The reactive element can be configured to transfer energy to the trans-impedance node. The trans-impedance circuit can be configured to receive one or more control signals and to dynamically adjust an impedance of the trans-impedance node. The trans-impedance node, as a result, can operate as an RF power switching supply based on the one or more control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Rawlins, David F. Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20170222711
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system for transmission are described herein. For example, apparatus can include a synthesis engine, a power supply and a multiple input single output (MISO) operator. The synthesis engine is configured to generate amplitude control signals, phase control signals and power supply control signals based on command and control information. The power supply is configured to receive the power supply control signals and to generate a power supply signal. Further, the MISO operator is configured to generate an output signal with an amplitude or a phase controlled by at least one of the amplitude control signals, the phase control signals and the power supply signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Publication number: 20170201949
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for partitioning an energy or power source. The energy source may be, for example, a battery or batteries or other power supply or power supplies for an electronic device, such as a cell phone, or mobile device. The energy source (battery for example), or power supply, provides power to a cell phone, or mobile device or any other load or power consuming device. Partitioning this energy source is a technique for controlling its operation so that power is provided to the power consuming device, such as a cell phone more efficiently, thereby extending the length of time the phone can be used between re-charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Rawlins, David F. Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20170201948
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for partitioning an energy or power source. The energy source may be, for example, a battery or batteries or other power supply or power supplies for an electronic device, such as a cell phone, or mobile device. The energy source (battery for example), or power supply, provides power to a cell phone, or mobile device or any other load or power consuming device. Partitioning this energy source is a technique for controlling its operation so that power is provided to the power consuming device, such as a cell phone more efficiently, thereby extending the length of time the phone can be used between re-charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Rawlins, David F. Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20170118718
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for partitioning an energy or power source. The energy source may be, for example, a battery or batteries or other power supply or power supplies for an electronic device, such as a cell phone, or mobile device. The energy source (battery for example), or power supply, provides power to a cell phone, or mobile device or any other load or power consuming device. Partitioning this energy source is a technique for controlling its operation so that power is provided to the power consuming device, such as a cell phone more efficiently, thereby extending the length of time the phone can be used between re-charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Rawlins, David F. Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20170118717
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for partitioning an energy or power source. The energy source may be, for example, a battery or batteries or other power supply or power supplies for an electronic device, such as a cell phone, or mobile device. The energy source (battery for example), or power supply, provides power to a cell phone, or mobile device or any other load or power consuming device. Partitioning this energy source is a technique for controlling its operation so that power is provided to the power consuming device, such as a cell phone more efficiently, thereby extending the length of time the phone can be used between re-charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Rawlins, David F. Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20170118716
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for partitioning an energy or power source. The energy source may be, for example, a battery or batteries or other power supply or power supplies for an electronic device, such as a cell phone, or mobile device. The energy source (battery for example), or power supply, provides power to a cell phone, or mobile device or any other load or power consuming device. Partitioning this energy source is a technique for controlling its operation so that power is provided to the power consuming device, such as a cell phone more efficiently, thereby extending the length of time the phone can be used between re-charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Rawlins, David F. Sorrells
  • Patent number: 9614484
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a method and system for control of a multiple-input-single output (MISO) device. For example, the method includes partitioning a waveform constellation space into a plurality of regions, where each region of the plurality of regions is associated with one or more control functions of the MISO device. The method also includes transitioning the MISO device between a plurality of classes of operation based on the one or more control functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PARKERVISION, INC.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 9444673
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for down-converting a modulate carrier signal to a demodulated baseband signal by sampling the energy of the carrier signal are described herein. Briefly stated, such methods systems, and apparatuses operate by receiving a modulated carrier signal and using pulses with apertures to control a switch so as to (a) transfer energy from the modulated carrier signal and accumulate the transferred energy in a capacitor when the switch is closed during the apertures of the pulses and (b) discharge some of the previously accumulated energy from the capacitor into load circuitry at least when the switch is open. The demodulated baseband signal is generated from (i) accumulating energy transferred to the capacitor each time the switch is closed during the apertures of the pulses, and (ii) discharging some of the previously accumulated energy into the load circuitry each time the switch is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9419692
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system for transmission are described herein. For example, apparatus can include a synthesis engine, a power supply and a multiple input single output (MISO) operator. The synthesis engine is configured to generate amplitude control signals, phase control signals and power supply control signals based on command and control information. The power supply is configured to receive the power supply control signals and to generate a power supply signal. Further, the MISO operator is configured to generate an output signal with an amplitude or a phase controlled by at least one of the amplitude control signals, the phase control signals and the power supply signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Patent number: 9413233
    Abstract: A power supply is disclosed herein. For example, a method for controlling the power supply can include dynamically programming a threshold voltage. The method can also include down-converting an input voltage to generate a down converted voltage at an output voltage node. Further, the method can include passing the input voltage to the output voltage node when a supply voltage exceeds the threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Silver, David F. Sorrells, Gregory S. Rawlins
  • Publication number: 20160173144
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are provided for energy conversion. For example, the apparatus can include a trans-impedance node, a reactive element, and a trans-impedance circuit. The reactive element can be configured to transfer energy to the trans-impedance node. The trans-impedance circuit can be configured to receive one or more control signals and to dynamically adjust an impedance of the trans-impedance node. The trans-impedance node, as a result, can operate as an RF power switching supply based on the one or more control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. RAWLINS, David F. Sorrells
  • Publication number: 20160150438
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to momentum transfer communication systems. An apparatus comprises at least one of a single-ended encoding circuit or a differential encoding circuit and a controller configured to control the at least one of the single-ended encoding circuit or the differential encoding circuit to encode a received signal into an encoded signal using momentum transfer encoding techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory S. RAWLINS
  • Patent number: 9350591
    Abstract: Methods for down converting a modulated carrier signal to a demodulated baseband signal are described herein. The method requires that a first portion of energy is transferred from the modulated carrier signal, and stored at a first storage device when a first switch is on. At least some of the energy stored in the first storage device is discharged when the first switch is off. The method further comprises transferring a second portion of energy from the modulated carrier signal, storing at a second storage device the second portion of transferred energy when a second switch is on, and discharging at least some of the energy stored in the second storage device when the second switch is off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ParkerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Sorrells, Michael J. Bultman, Robert W. Cook, Richard C. Looke, Charley D. Moses, Gregory S. Rawlins, Michael W. Rawlins