Patents Examined by Sam K. Ahn
  • Patent number: 11368179
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for modulation partition and transmission via multiple antennas for enhanced transmit power capability are provided herein. In certain embodiments, an RF communication system includes a transceiver that generates a first RF signal and a second RF signal corresponding to partitions of a modulated RF signal. For example, the first RF signal and the second RF signal can be associated with different RB allocations of one or more channels of a frequency band. The RF communication system further includes a first transmit chain that processes the first RF signal to generate a first RF output signal for transmission on a first antenna, and a second transmit chain that processes the second RF signal to generate a second RF output signal for transmission on a second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: David Richard Pehlke
  • Patent number: 11349538
    Abstract: Provided, according to various embodiments, are a method for performing, by a terminal, communication according to cyclic delay diversity (CDD) using multiple antennas in a wireless communication system and an apparatus therefor. Disclosed are a method for performing communication according to cyclic delay diversity (CDD) and an apparatus therefor, the method comprising the steps of: determining a delay range of a delay value for CDD on the basis of a moving speed of a terminal; determining the delay value of the CDD within a set delay range; and transmitting a cyclically delayed signal to a target terminal, according to the determined delay value, wherein the preset delay range is determined on the basis of the moving speed of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 11336405
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to wireless communication devices, systems comprising wireless communication devices, and to an apparatus, a method and a computer program for a wireless communication device. The apparatus comprises a transceiver module for transmitting and receiving wireless transmissions. The apparatus comprises a processing module that is configured to control the transceiver module. The processing module is configured to communicate with a further wireless communication device via the transceiver module. The communication with the further wireless communication device is based on a transmission of data frames between the wireless communication device and the further wireless communication device. Each data frame is based on a two-dimensional grid in a time-frequency plane having a time dimension resolution and a frequency dimension resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andreas Pfadler
  • Patent number: 11336498
    Abstract: A transmitter includes a mapping circuit and a framing circuit. The mapping circuit is configured to combine and map a first data sequence and a second data sequence onto orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers which include first subcarriers and second subcarriers. The framing circuit is configured to generate an OFDM signal from the OFDM subcarriers. The mapping circuit is configured to: map first data included in the first data sequence and second data included in the second data sequence onto the first subcarriers; and map the second data onto the second subcarriers. The first data are not mapped on the second subcarriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Klenner
  • Patent number: 11316524
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a spread spectrum clock generator, comprising a digital delta sigma modulator coupled to a fractional N, phase locked loop (PLL), the PLL comprising a discrete-time capacitance multiplier loop filter, the discrete-time capacitance multiplier loop filter comprising: an amplifier comprising a non-inverting input and an inverting input; a first switched capacitor resistor and a capacitor coupled to the non-inverting input, the capacitor coupled between the first switched capacitor resistor and the non-inverting input; and a second switched capacitor resistor coupled to the inverting input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: David Stachelski
  • Patent number: 11316563
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for multi-antenna transmission in UE and base station. The user equipment receives a first wireless signal at first; then transmits a second wireless signal, and monitors a first signaling in a first sub-time resource pool. Wherein the first wireless signal is transmitted by K antenna port group(s) and the second wireless signal is used to determine the first antenna port group. The first antenna port group is one of the K antenna port group(s). The first sub-time resource pool is reserved to the first antenna port group, or the index of the first antenna port group is used to determine the first sub-time resource pool. One antenna port group includes positive integer number of antenna ports, and the K is a positive integer greater than 1. The disclosure reduces the complexity of blind detection of downlink signaling by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Xiaobo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11316485
    Abstract: A vector distribution method for operation of a power amplifier of a wireless transmitter including receiving, by a first amplifier circuit, a first input vector and a second input vector. The first input vector includes data derived from an input signal of the wireless transmitter and the second input vector includes other data derived from the input signal of the wireless transmitter. The method includes, in response to receiving the input signal, instructing the first amplifier circuit to output an output signal at a high voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Sangmin Yoo, Si-Wook Yoo
  • Patent number: 11316608
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for producing nulls in a wideband jamming signal at specific frequency bands. A nulling signal is determined, either as a modification to one or more of the combined signals, or a separately determined nulling signal generated by combine a separate set of signals. The nulling signal is produced via feedback based on the output of the wideband jamming signal. Alternatively, a trained neural network outputs a nulling signal based on the wideband jamming signal and a desired availability band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell D. Wyse, Peter M. Sahayda
  • Patent number: 11310003
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals thereof are disclosed. The apparatus for receiving broadcast signals, the apparatus comprises a receiver to receive the broadcast signals, a demodulator to demodulate the received broadcast signals by an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex) scheme, a frame parser to parse a signal frame from the demodulated broadcast signals, wherein the signal frame includes at least one service data, a time deinterleaver to time deinterleave each the service data, wherein the time deinterleaving is performed depending on a number of physical paths for each the service data, a damapper to demap the time deinterleaved data and a decoder to decode the demapped service data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jongseob Baek, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 11290165
    Abstract: This transmitter is provided with: a digital delay circuit which delays a 1-bit digital RF signal on the basis of another 1-bit digital RF signal; an amplifier which amplifies a signal output by the digital delay circuit; and a band-pass filter which allows signals in a prescribed frequency band, from among signals output by the amplifier, to pass. A signal output by the band-pass filter is input into a corresponding one antenna element from among a plurality of antenna elements, and controls the directionality of a beam formed by the plurality of antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Masaaki Tanio, Shinichi Hori, Tomoyuki Yamase
  • Patent number: 11271714
    Abstract: A time synchronization system includes time masters and a management master. The management master includes a management master priority requester that transmits to each time master a priority request frame and a management master highest priority processor that transmits, to a time master holding a priority that is the highest among priorities of the time masters, a highest priority notification frame for changing the priority to the highest priority. Each of the time masters includes a time master priority responder that transmits to the management master a priority response frame after receiving the priority request frame from the management master (and a time master highest priority processor that changes the priority thereof to the highest priority when the highest priority notification frame is received from the management master. The grandmaster transmits, to each time master, a time notification frame for synchronization of a time of the time master.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Tomohisa Yamaguchi, Atsushi Kajino
  • Patent number: 11265043
    Abstract: A communication circuit includes a first buffer configured to output a signal indicative of a first logic state or a second logic state, a signal in which the first logic state and the second logic state are defined being input to the first buffer, a second buffer configured to output a signal indicative of any one of the first logic state, the second logic state, and a third logic state, the signal output from the first buffer being input to the second buffer, and a monitoring circuit configured to monitor a logic state indicated by the signal output from the first buffer and cause the second buffer, in a case where the logic state does not change during a first period, to output the signal indicative of the third logic state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventor: Shunichiro Masaki
  • Patent number: 11252709
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method for use in a frequency-hopping wireless transmitter for transmitting in unlicensed spectrum comprises: obtaining a configuration for a plurality of frequency channels in unlicensed spectrum; and transmitting a data transmission according to a frequency-hopping pattern across the plurality of frequency channels. The configuration for the plurality of frequency channels comprises a first subset of frequency channels for downlink transmission and a second subset of frequency channels for uplink transmission. The frequency channels in the first and second subsets are mutually exclusive. In some embodiments the first and second subset of frequency channels each comprise 160 frequency channels in the 2.4 GHz band, or 50 frequency channels in the 915 MHz band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Amitav Mukherjee, Xingqin Lin, Yi-Pin Eric Wang, Cagatay Capar, Jung-Fu Cheng, Havish Koorapaty
  • Patent number: 11245437
    Abstract: A system for co-transmitting discrete power and data over a common high frequency channel includes a power transmitting node, a power receiving node, a data transmitting node, a data receiving node, a power transmitting switch, a power receiving switch, a data transmitting switch, a data receiving switch, a primary power switch, a secondary power switch, a common high frequency channel, a first control unit, and a second control unit. When the primary power switch, power transmitting switch, and power receiving switch are in an activated state, a power signal is transmitted over the common high frequency channel from the power transmitting node to the power receiving node. When the secondary power switch, data transmitting switch, and data receiving switch are in an activated state, a data signal is transmitted over the common high frequency channel from the data transmitting node to the data receiving node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Sudip K. Mazumder, Ankit Gupta
  • Patent number: 11233558
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a beam tracking method implemented by a terminal device, including: determining, N first beam reference quality values, where the N first beam reference quality values respectively correspond to N beams; selecting, M beams from the N beams based on the N first beam reference quality values and a cell to which each of the N beams belongs, where the M beams belong to a serving cell of the terminal device; and indicating the selected M beams to a network-side device providing a service for the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xun Tang, Wei Quan
  • Patent number: 11218185
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a wireless communication section configured to wirelessly receive a signal from another communication device; and a control section configured to, in the case where the other communication device transmits a first signal that includes one or more preamble symbols including one or more pulses, acquire a correlation computation result including a correlation value indicating magnitude of correlation between the first signal and a second signal corresponding to the first signal received by the wireless communication section, as an element obtained at each delay time that is time elapsed after the other communication device transmits the preamble symbol at a designated interval, detect a specific element that is a plurality of the elements included in the correlation computation result, in accordance with a predetermined standard, and calculate a reliability parameter that is an indicator indicating whether the detected specific element is appropriate for a processing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiki Oishi, Satoshi Mori, Kenichi Koga, Tatsuya Koike
  • Patent number: 11177817
    Abstract: Provided are a random number generating device and a method of operating the same. The random number generating device includes a source detector, a pulse generator, a counter, and a verification circuit. The source detector detects particles emitted from a source to generate a detection signal. The pulse generator generates pulses corresponding to the detected particles, based on the detection signal. The counter measures time intervals among the pulses and generates binary count values respectively corresponding to the time intervals. The verification circuit determines an output of the binary count values, based on the number of 0 values and the number of 1 values included in the binary count values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seong Mo Park, Kyung Hwan Park, Tae Wook Kang, Byounggun Choi
  • Patent number: 11153130
    Abstract: An equalizer can connect with N receiving antennas that receive single carrier transmission signals transmitted from M transmitting antenna(s) in the same frequency band at the same time, and receives as input L signals sampled in a sampling period T from each of the N receiving antennas, the equalizer comprising, a first selection part that selects K signal(s) from the L signals for each of the N receiving antennas as signals to be multiplied by a first tap coefficient(s), and a second selection part selects L-K signal(s) to be multiplied by a second tap coefficient(s), from the L signals obtained by multiplying signals in the same sampling period for each of the N receiving antennas by the tap coefficient(s) and performing addition thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Ryuji Zenkyu
  • Patent number: 11133890
    Abstract: Adaptive multi-standard signal classification and synchronization is disclosed. Devices, systems and methods include an auto-correlation bank and a signal classifier to efficiently and reliably distinguish signals of wireless protocols, such as Bluetooth, 1 megabit-per-second (Mbps) Bluetooth low energy (BLE), 2 Mbps BLE, long range (LR) BLE, ZigBee (ZB), high-rate ZB, and so on. The auto-correlation bank includes a set of auto-correlators with different delays, which facilitate distinguishing between the different wireless protocols. Exemplary aspects can further distinguish and/or compensate for interference sources, such as WiFi, constant wave (CW) clock sources, and so on. In some examples, a frequency offset of an incoming signal can be output for further signal processing. In a parallel path, a cross-correlation circuit facilitates synchronization to the incoming signal based on a signal type identified by the signal classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Fort
  • Patent number: 11128304
    Abstract: A clock and data recovery device and a jitter tolerance enhancement method thereof are provided. The clock and data recovery device includes a clock and data recovery circuit and a jitter tolerance enhancement circuit. A data input terminal of the clock and data recovery circuit is suitable for receiving a data signal. The clock and data recovery circuit recovers the data signal to a clock. The jitter tolerance enhancement circuit is coupled to the data input terminal of the clock and data recovery circuit to receive the data signal. The jitter tolerance enhancement circuit detects a correlation between the data signal and the clock and correspondingly adjusts a loop gain of the clock and data recovery circuit according to the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Yun-Sheng Yao, Shen-Iuan Liu, Yen-Long Lee, Peng-Yu Chen, Chih-Hao Huang, Yao-Hung Kuo