Patents Examined by Janice N Tieu
  • Patent number: 11690090
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method for mitigating interference in a channel having multiple users includes: transmitting, by a transmitter, a signal of interest (SOI) to a sequential interference cancellation (SIC) receiver at a transmit power; determining a packet drop rate as seen by the receiver; and decreasing the transmit power in response to determining the packet drop rate exceeds a predetermined maximum packet drop rate. The transmitter's coding rate and/or modulation level may also be lowered based on the decrease in transmit power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Rachel E. Learned
  • Patent number: 11683074
    Abstract: A technique capable of realizing improvement of utilization efficiency of resources such as frequency with respect to MIMO, beam forming, and the like is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Genichiro Ohta
  • Patent number: 11677458
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for controlling radio resources of radio units in air-to-ground mobile communications systems that include at least an aircraft carrying a transceiver station and a ground basestation, apt to communicate with each other. The radio units are provided with beamforming and/or massive MEM antenna systems, and are controlled by the apparatuses using control data. The apparatuses are configured to receive flight data related to the aircraft, estimate a timed trajectory and a required data rate, as a function of the flight data. Then the apparatuses determine a sequence of control data for said antenna systems to form radio beams and/or connectivity spots directed towards said transceiver station, respectively to the ground basestation, while the allocated data rate is at least equal to the required data rate. The sequence of control data is then provided to respective antenna systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Dirk Wiegner, Wolfgang Tempi
  • Patent number: 11671285
    Abstract: A signal equalization method includes: receiving a clock signal and a first reference signal; detecting a phase and a frequency of the clock signal based on the first reference signal to generate a detection result; generating a speed judgement signal according to the detection result; and, receiving the speed judgement signal and deciding an equalizer operation parameter according to the speed judgement signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Shih-Cheng Hung, Cong-An Lu
  • Patent number: 11671286
    Abstract: A receiver utilizes loop-unrolled decision feedback equalization (DFE). For each sample, two comparators, each configured with different thresholds, sample an input signal. The output of one of these comparators is selected and used as the output of the receiver and may be optionally input to additional DFE circuitry. The output of the other (non-selected) comparator is used to adjust an input offset voltage of that same comparator. Adjustments to the offset voltages of the comparators may be based on a statistical analysis of the respective outputs of the two comparators when not selected. Adjustments to the offset voltages of the comparators may be based on comparisons between the respective outputs of the two comparators when not selected to the outputs of a reference comparator that has been calibrated for minimal or zero offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Sadegh Jalali, Marcus Van Ierssel
  • Patent number: 11664854
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining one or more channel quality and performance indicators of a user equipment (UE) from multiple transmit-receive points (TRPs) in a coordinated multipoint (CoMP) cluster. The method also includes generating a set of performance metrics from the one or more channel quality and performance indicators. The method also includes determining a number of helping layers for multiplexing joint transmission (Mux-JT) in the CoMP cluster based on the set of performance metrics. The method also includes selecting a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for the Mux-JT based on at least one channel quality indicator (CQI) of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rebal Al Jurdi, Ahmed Atef Ibrahim Ibrahim, Hao Chen, Shiyang Leng, Namjeong Lee, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11658710
    Abstract: A transmission device includes: a weighting synthesizer that generates a first precoded signal and a second precoded signal from a first baseband signal and a second baseband signal, respectively; a phase changer that applies a phase change of i×?? to the second precoded signal; an inserter that inserts a pilot signal into the second precoded signal applied with the phase change; and a phase changer that applies a phase change to the second precoded signal applied with the phase change and inserted with the pilot signal. The weighting synthesizer performs, in the precoding process, a calculation that uses F = ( e j ? ? 11 e j ? ( ? 11 + ? 4 ) e j ? ? 21 e j ? ( ? 21 + ? + ? 4 ) ) on the first baseband signal and the second baseband signal modulated via a modulation scheme of QPSK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Hiroyuki Motozuka
  • Patent number: 11641302
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards dynamically changing which quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) table a user equipment is to use based on channel quality information. A network schedules a user equipment with 256 QAM modulation if the user equipment recommends 256 QAM in the CQI report (and the scheduler decides to use 256 QAM for that particular user equipment). The network indicates to the user equipment that it has to use 256 QAM modulation and coding scheme (MCS) table and not the configured QAM MCS table while determining the scheduling parameters by decoding PDCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11641295
    Abstract: A method and device for estimating a carrier frequency offset, and a computer-readable storage medium are provided. The method includes: determining a target area where a phase discrimination signal is located, wherein the target area is one of N numbers of candidate areas, the N numbers of candidate areas correspond to different value ranges, an union range of the N numbers of candidate areas is [?, ??], and N?2; determining a first estimation value of a direct current component corresponding to the phase discrimination signal based on the target area; and performing a carrier frequency offset compensation on the phase discrimination signal based on the first estimation value of the direct current component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Liwei Shen, Guangsheng Chen, Song Pan
  • Patent number: 11641222
    Abstract: Device and method can be provided for emulating a system which includes a wireless channel, a wireless transmitter, and a wireless receiver. For example, with an emulation processor, it is possible to receive baseband data, process the received baseband data, and transmit the processed baseband data. Further, with a controller, it is possible to receive configuration information pertaining to the wireless channel, the wireless transmitter, and the wireless receiver to be emulated; and configure the emulation processor according to the received configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Aditya Dhananjay, Sundeep Rangan, Dennis Shasha
  • Patent number: 11637648
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for supporting an improved communication speed in a wireless power transmission system. In such present specification, provided is the method comprising the steps of: transmitting at least one data packet to a wireless power reception apparatus; receiving, from the wireless power reception apparatus, a first request packet requesting a change in a communication speed of the wireless power transmission apparatus; and changing the communication speed of the wireless power transmission apparatus on the basis of the first request packet, and transmitting, at the changed communication speed, a first response packet in response to the first request packet to the wireless power reception apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Jaeyeol Kim, Hyoungseok Kim, Yongcheol Park, Dohyeon Son, Jinho Youn, Seonghun Lee
  • Patent number: 11637368
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for phased array passband calibration, which permits repeated calibration of the antenna system in the field without a moving far field sensor. An implementation includes an equalization filter coupled to a phased array feed; a calibration probe disposed to couple with an antenna array to transfer radio frequency (RF) energy; a database of probe-to-far-field (FF) transforms having a probe-to-FF transform for each of a plurality of incidence angles; a calibration component operable to: receive calibration probe measurements for a plurality of frequencies; and determine a calculated phased array passband response for at least a first incidence angle, based at least on the calibration probe measurements and a probe-to-FF transform for the first incidence angle; and a filter generation component operable to generate a tuning configuration for the equalization filter, based at least on the calculated phased array passband response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian D. Cordill, Bader Akbik, Ron Y. Lee, Jeffrey J. Calvagna, Nikolay A. Angelov
  • Patent number: 11632140
    Abstract: A receiver for OFDM subcarriers has a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, a tunable system clock is output at a nominal frequency, and in the second mode, the tunable system clock is offset so that a harmonic of the tunable system clock coincides with a particular OFDM subcarrier. The tunable system clock is coupled to a programmable modem PLL clock generator which generates clocks for an A/D converter coupled to a baseband processor which is also coupled to the programmable modem PLL clock generator. The programmable modem PLL clock generator is programmed to maintain a constant output frequency of each output in the first mode and the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Sriram Mudulodu
  • Patent number: 11632150
    Abstract: A system and method for providing multi-input multi-output (MIMO) feeder links for a multibeam satellite system. The method includes configuring a X×Y MIMO antenna system using X-antennae having dominant line-of-sight (LoS) of Y-antennae; transmitting, simultaneously, a Tx signal as X Tx signals on a MIMO channel with the X-antennae; receiving the X Tx signals on the MIMO channel with the Y-antennae as Y Rx signals, wherein each of the Y-antennae generate one of the Y Rx signals; and ground-interference processing the X Tx signals or the Y Rx signals to recover the Tx signal; satellite-interference processing the X Tx signals or the Y Rx signals to recover the Tx signal. In the method, the ground interference processing includes countermeasures as either pre-interference processing when the X-antennae are disposed on a ground or post-interference processing when the X-antennae are disposed in a Geosynchronous orbit satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems
    Inventor: Bassel F. Beidas
  • Patent number: 11632139
    Abstract: In mobile communications networks, requirements on signal distortion may be fulfilled at a lower bit rate, or alternatively quantization noise be reduced for a given bit rate, by including fractional exponent bits in a block floating point format. One or more fractional exponent bits may apply to all samples in the block. Alternatively, fractional bits may apply to sub-blocks within the block. The optimal number of fractional bits depends on the number of samples in the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Miguel Berg, Chenguang Lu, Daniel Cederholm, Jan Roxbergh, Fredrik Huss
  • Patent number: 11616861
    Abstract: A 10BASE-T1S PHY method and apparatus are provided for receiving an analog MDI signal conveying DME-encoded data at a receiver comparator to generate a digital output signal, processing the digital output signal using a pulse encoder to generate a pulse-coded output signal with pulses generated at each rising or falling transition in the digital output signal, processing the pulse-coded output signal with an output driver to generate a pulse-coded driver output signal that is transmitted to a receiver interface pin RX, processing the pulse-coded driver output signal with an input comparator to generate a pulse-coded comparator output signal, processing the pulse-coded comparator output signal using a pulse decoder to generate a DME-encoded PMA input signal in which timing asymmetries caused by processing at the receiver comparator and/or output driver have been eliminated, and then processing DME-encoded PMA input signal at a digital PHY circuit in the Ethernet PHY.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Clemens Gerhardus Johannes de Haas
  • Patent number: 11616609
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe assigning different linearity operating points of a front end of a radio to groups of user devices when transmitting data using OFDMA. That is, when transmitting a PPDU to a first group of user devices, an access point (AP) may set the front end of the radio to a lower linearity operating point than when transmitting a PPDU to a second group of user devices. Using a higher linearity operating point can increase the data rate used to transmit the PPDU—e.g., the AP can use a higher modulation coding scheme (MCS). This can reduce the time the PPDUs have to wait in a queue before being transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sivadeep R. Kalavakuru, Ardalan Alizadeh
  • Patent number: 11616677
    Abstract: A receiving device includes a reception unit 10 that samples a signal to be measured a transmitted from a DUT 2 and acquires a sample signal d; an FFT processing unit 21 that performs an FFT process by multiplying the sample signal; a signal length calculation unit 31 that calculates a signal length of the signal to be measured from the sample signal; a comparing unit 33 that compares the calculated signal length of the signal to be measured with a first FFT length conforming to a communication standard; and an FFT length setting unit 34 that, when as a result of the comparison by the comparing unit, the signal length is shorter than the first FFT length, sets a second FFT length shorter than the signal length of the signal to be measured, as the FFT length of the FFT process by the FFT processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Takasumi Ikebe, Kenji Goto, Mayfor Dangkiw
  • Patent number: 11611458
    Abstract: A receiver includes a decision feed forward equalization (DFFE) system coupled to a partial response (PR) system. The partial response system generates, based on a digital signal that includes pre-cursor intersymbol interference (ISI) and post-cursor ISI introduced by a communication channel, a detected signal including a set of detected symbol values. The detected signal is equalized to a partial response. The DFFE system includes a PR inverter to generate a set of estimated transmitted symbol values based on the set of detected symbol values and DFFE circuitry to cancel the pre-cursor ISI and the post-cursor ISI from the detected signal using the set of estimated transmitted symbols and a set of tap coefficients to obtain a compensated signal and a set of compensated symbol values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Vishnu Balan, Viswanath Annampedu, Pervez Mirza Aziz
  • Patent number: 11606138
    Abstract: An orbiting multiple access transceiver communicates with terrestrial mobile stations which are also capable of communicating with terrestrial base stations. The multiple access transceiver is configured to sample a signal when a terrestrial mobile station of interest is not transmitting to produce a sample signal. The sample signal may be processed to produce an out-of-phase signal that may be applied to a signal when the terrestrial mobile station of interest is transmitting to produce a clearer signal from the terrestrial mobile station of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Lynk Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyghe Robert Speidel, Kevin Jackson, Zheng Liu, Andrew J. Gerber