Patents Examined by Joseph J Lauture
  • Patent number: 11569830
    Abstract: A system includes a digital-to-analog converter comprising a plurality of unit elements, and a dynamic element matching encoder coupled to the digital-to-analog converter. The dynamic element matching encoder includes a circuit configured to determine a number of unit elements of a digital-to-analog converter to be transitioned (Ntm), determine a first number of unit elements to be turned on, and determine a second number of unit elements to be turned off. The circuit may further generate a first signal identifying individual unit elements of one or more unit elements of the digital-to-analog converter in the off state to be turned on, and a second signal identifying the individual unit elements of one or more unit elements of the digital-to-analog converter in the on state to be turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed Elkholy, Adesh Garg
  • Patent number: 11569827
    Abstract: Aspects of the description provide for an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) operable to convert an analog input signal to an output signal at an output of the ADC. In some examples, the ADC includes multiple sub-ADCs coupled in parallel, each of the multiple sub-ADCs coupled to the output of the ADC and operable to receive the analog input signal. The ADC is configured to operate the sub-ADCs in a consecutive operation loop including a transition phase in which the ADC operates each of the sub-ADCs sequentially for a first number of sequences, an estimation phase in which the ADC operates each of the sub-ADCs sequentially for a second number of sequences following the first number of sequences, and a randomization phase in which the ADC operates subsets of the sub-ADCs for a third number of sequences following the second number of sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Sthanunathan Ramakrishnan, Nithin Gopinath, Sai Aditya Nurani, Joseph Palackal Mathew, Nagalinga Swamy Basayya Aremallapur
  • Patent number: 11569567
    Abstract: A dual-polarized radiating element for a base station antenna includes a first dipole that extends along a first axis, the first dipole including a first dipole arm and a second dipole arm and a second dipole that extends along a second axis, the second dipole including a third dipole arm and a fourth dipole arm and the second axis being generally perpendicular to the first axis, where each of the first through fourth dipole arms has first and second spaced-apart conductive segments that together form a generally oval shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Vatankhah Varnoosfaderani, Zhonghao Hu, Ozgur Isik
  • Patent number: 11562241
    Abstract: A data output method, a data acquisition method, a device, and an electronic apparatus are provided, and a specific technical solution is: reading a first data sub-block, and splicing the first data sub-block into a continuous data stream, wherein the first data sub-block is a data sub-block in transferred data in a neural network; compressing the continuous data stream to acquire a second data sub-block; determining, according to a length of the first data sub-block and a length of the second data sub-block, whether there is a gain in compression of the continuous data stream; outputting the second data sub-block if there is the gain in the compression of the continuous data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Haoyang Li, Yuan Ruan
  • Patent number: 11557829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a base station antenna. The base station antenna comprises: a reflector that is configured to provide a ground plane; a first radiating element array including at least one first cross-polarized radiating element that is arranged on the reflector; and a first parasitic element array including first through third parasitic element pairs, wherein each of the first through third parasitic element pairs includes a pair of parasitic elements that are arranged substantially symmetrically on both sides of the first longitudinal axis, and distances from the first through third parasitic element pairs respectively to the first longitudinal axis increase sequentially, wherein projections of any two of the first parasitic element pair, the second parasitic element pair, the third parasitic element pair, and the at least one first cross-polarized radiating element on the first longitudinal axis at least partly overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Changfu Chen, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11552390
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes: an electrically conductive ground structure; at least one dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) disposed on the ground structure; at least one electromagnetic (EM) beam shaper disposed proximate a corresponding one of the DRA; and, at least one signal feed disposed electromagnetically coupled to a corresponding one of the DRA. The at least one EM beam shaper having: an electrically conductive horn; a body of dielectric material having a dielectric constant that varies across the body of dielectric material in a specific direction; or, both the electrically conductive horn and the body of dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Murali Sethumadhavan, Michael S. White, Gianni Taraschi, Kristi Pance
  • Patent number: 11552398
    Abstract: A multiband antenna, having a reflector, and a first array of first radiating elements having a first operational frequency band, the first radiating elements being a plurality of dipole arms, each dipole arm including a plurality of conductive segments coupled in series by a plurality of inductive elements; and a second array of second radiating elements having a second operational frequency band, wherein the plurality of conductive segments each have a length less than one-half wavelength at the second operational frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ozgur Isik, Philip Raymond Gripo, Dushmantha Nuwan Prasanna Thalakotuna, Peter J. Liversidge
  • Patent number: 11552649
    Abstract: A delta-sigma modulator may include a loop filter, a quantizer, an input gain element having a programmable input gain and coupled between an input of the delta-sigma modulator and an input of the loop filter, a feedforward gain element having a programmable feedforward gain and coupled between the input of the delta-sigma modulator and an output of the loop filter, and a quantizer gain element having a quantizer gain and coupled between the output of the loop filter and an input of the quantizer. The programmable input gain is controlled in order to control a variable gain of the delta-sigma modulator. The programmable feedforward gain is controlled to be equal to the ratio of the programmable input gain and the quantizer gain such that the delta-sigma modulator has a fixed phase response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramin Zanbaghi
  • Patent number: 11545995
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, systems, and methods for improved demodulation. In one embodiment, a demodulator includes an input port configured to receive an analog input signal having a first frequency spectrum, a delta-sigma modulator electrically coupled with the input port, a digital downconverter electrically coupled with the delta-sigma modulator, and a filter electrically coupled with the digital downconverter. The filter is configured for a passband having a second frequency spectrum. The demodulator also includes an output port electrically coupled with the filter. The output port is configured to provide an output signal having the second frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TRIAD SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Janesch, William Farlow
  • Patent number: 11545990
    Abstract: An analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) system is operated with a duty cycle. During the ON period, the ADC circuits perform analog-to-digital conversions of an analog input signal. During the Standby period, the ADC system is in either a standby state or a foreground calibration state. The ADC system operates in a reduced-power mode in the standby state. In the foreground calibration state, the ADC system performs a portion of a foreground calibration cycle during a calibration time slot. The foreground calibration cycle is performed over multiple calibration time slots. The foreground calibration cycle and the calibration time slots are configurable by changing the values of control registers that represent calibration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Omni Design Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Edward Bales
  • Patent number: 11545760
    Abstract: A versatile metamaterial reflector is constructed of at least one pair of first and second reflectors each having a frequency-dependent phase shifting of a reflected waveform but together providing, between them, a constant phase difference. As few as two different types of reflectors (for example, a zero and relative pi radian reflector) are used to construct a variety of metamaterial reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventor: Chu Ma
  • Patent number: 11532873
    Abstract: The disclosed wearable electronic device may include an enclosure, an antenna positioned within the enclosure and configured to radiate electromagnetic signals, a non-conductive substrate positioned within the enclosure, a first surface of the non-conductive substrate being in a position to face a user of the wearable electronic device and a second, opposite surface of the non-conductive substrate facing the antenna, and a patterned conductive material disposed on the second, opposite surface of the non-conductive substrate, wherein the patterned conductive material has a shape and configuration to reduce electromagnetic signals radiated in a direction towards the user of the wearable electronic device. Various other related methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ce Zhang, Meijiao Li, Geng Ye, Bruno Cendon Martin
  • Patent number: 11526797
    Abstract: Quantum repeater systems and apparatus for quantum communication. In one aspect, a system includes a quantum signal receiver configured to receive a quantum field signal; a quantum signal converter configured to: sample quantum analog signals from a quantum field signal received by the quantum signal receiver; encode sampled quantum analog signals as corresponding digital quantum information in one or more qudits, comprising applying a hybrid analog-digital encoding operation to each quantum analog signal and a qudit in an initial state; decode digital quantum information stored in the one or more qudits as a recovered quantum field signal, comprising applying a hybrid digital-analog decoding operation to each qudit and a quantum analog register in an initial state; a quantum memory comprising qudits and configured to store digital quantum information encoded by the quantum signal converter; and a quantum signal transmitter configured to transmit the recovered quantum field signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Guillaume Verdon-Akzam
  • Patent number: 11522555
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, an apparatus including a crossbar circuit is provided. The crossbar circuit may include a plurality of cross-point devices with programmable conductance, a transimpedance amplifier (TIA), and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The TIA is configured to produce an output voltage based on an input current corresponding to a summation of current from a first plurality of the cross-point devices. The ADC is configured to generate a digital output corresponding to a digital representation of the output voltage of the TIA. To generate the digital output, the ADC is to generate, using a comparator, a first plurality of bits (e.g., MSBs) of the digital output by performing a coarse conversion process and a second plurality of bits (e.g., LSBs) of the digital output by performing a fine conversion process on a sample-and-hold voltage produced in the coarse conversion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TetraMem Inc.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Wenbo Yin
  • Patent number: 11515639
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a radiating structure. The radiating structure has a transmission array structure having a plurality of transmission paths with each transmission path having a plurality of slots and a pair of adjacent transmission paths forming a superelement. Each superelement has a phase control module to control a phase of a transmission signal. The radiating structure also includes a radiating array structure having a plurality of radiating elements configured in a lattice, with each radiating element corresponding to at least one slot from the plurality of slots and the radiating array structure positioned proximate the transmission array structure. A feed coupling structure is coupled to the transmission array structure and adapted for propagation of a transmission signal to the transmission array structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Chiara Pelletti, Yan Wang, George Daniel, Maha Achour
  • Patent number: 11515650
    Abstract: An antenna system including a first antenna, a second antenna and a third antenna. The antenna system includes a feed for feeding a first common signal to radiator elements of one of the second antenna or third, with a first phase difference between the radiator elements configured for a first polarization and the radiator elements being configured for a second polarization, to create a virtual polarization, wherein the virtual polarization is aligned with one of the first polarization or the second polarization in a first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeanpierre Harel, Jerome Plet, Zied Charaabi, Ronan Chaume
  • Patent number: 11515882
    Abstract: A data acquisition device comprises an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuit configured to produce a digital value from an analog input signal. The ADC circuit includes a signal input, a mode input, a serial output, and logic circuitry. The logic circuitry is configured to shift bits of the digital value out the serial output and change an order of the bits shifted out the serial output according to the mode input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Miguel Usach Merino, Lluis Beltran Gil
  • Patent number: 11513732
    Abstract: A method includes defining a lookup table having multiple compressed data values and, for each compressed data value, a range of one or more raw data values associated with the compressed data value. The method also includes compressing raw data using the lookup table. Each raw data value is associated with one of the compressed data values in the lookup table based on a distance ratio involving (i) a distance of the raw data value from a minimum value and (ii) a distance of the raw data value from a maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Amanda K. Kukla
  • Patent number: 11511126
    Abstract: Provided is a device for microwave hyperthermia that may attach a flexible patch on the skin of a user based on a cross-section of a body tissue of the user, for example, a joint and muscle of a leg and an arm and may emit microwaves towards a plurality of points of the body tissue through the patch. The microwaves emitted toward the body tissue may have the same phase and maximum power. Accordingly, a maximum heat generation point may be generated in an area adjacent to the plurality of points. The device for microwave hyperthermia may move the maximum heat generation point by sequentially changing a phase and a direction of each of the microwaves. The device for microwave hyperthermia may uniformly distribute and maintain heat for treating pain and/or infection over the entire cross-section or a partial area. The device for microwave hyperthermia may be portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Soon Ik Jeon, Jang Yeol Kim, Bo Ra Kim, Seong-Ho Son, Kwang Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 11509329
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods to compress an input signal representing a parameter in an electric power system. In one embodiment, a system includes a data acquisition subsystem to receive an input signal comprising a plurality of high-speed representations of electrical conditions. A linear prediction subsystem generates an excitation signal estimate based on the input signal, a plurality of linear prediction coefficients based on the input signal, and an estimated signal based on the excitation signal estimate and the plurality of linear prediction coefficients. An error encoding subsystem may generate an encoding of an error signal based on a difference between the input signal and the estimated signal. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium may store an encoded and compressed representation of the input signal comprising the excitation signal estimate, the plurality of linear prediction coefficients, and the encoding of the error signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Andrew Silk, Peter S. LaDow, Matthew J. Halladay