Patents Examined by Wednel Cadeau
  • Patent number: 10833897
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to employing modulation layer mapping to improve the performance of multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems. In one embodiment, a method comprises determining, by a device comprising a processor, codeword information in association with establishment of a wireless communication link with a network device of a wireless communication network, wherein the device and the network device are configured to communicate via the communication link using a MIMO communication scheme. The determining the codeword information comprises determining a code rate and determining a number of modulation indexes for the code rate based on signal-to-noise ratios respectively associated with channel layers included in the MIMO communication scheme. The method further comprises sending, by the device, the codeword information to the network device via a control channel of the wireless communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh, Xiaoyi Wang
  • Patent number: 10833898
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for correcting baseline wander is disclosed. The method and apparatus may include generating filtered signals by filtering input signals using a filter circuit. An equalizer circuit using the filtered signals may generate output signals. Feedback networks may be configured to couple a respective output signal to a corresponding filtered signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kunmo Kim, Rajesh Kumar, Dawei Huang, Frankie Liu, Suwen Yang
  • Patent number: 10826738
    Abstract: A polar transmitter including a digital power amplifier cell that includes a first circuit and an amplifier circuit. The first circuit is configured to receive a phase modulated carrier signal and to generate a PMOS control signal and an NMOS control signal such that the PMOS control signal and the NMOS control signal have different duty cycles. The amplifier circuit is configured to receive the PMOS control signal at a PMOS transistor and the NMOS control signal at an NMOS transistor. The first circuit is configured to align the PMOS control signal and the NMOS control signal with respect to one another such that a time that the NMOS transistor and the PMOS transistor of the amplifier circuit are simultaneously conducting is minimized. The amplifier circuit is configured to generate an amplified modulated carrier signal in response to the PMOS and NMOS control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: INNOPHASE INC.
    Inventors: Jun Pan, Yang Xu
  • Patent number: 10812053
    Abstract: Provided is a transmission device including: a first transmitter that has a plurality of drivers that each enable transmission of a signal using a plurality of voltages including a first voltage, a second voltage, and a third voltage between the first voltage and the second voltage, and that transmits a sequence of symbols; a second transmitter that has a plurality of drivers that each enable transmission of a signal using the plurality of voltages, and that transmits a sequence of symbols; and a voltage generator that generates the third voltage. Each of the drivers of the first transmitter and the drivers of the second transmitter has a switch that transmits the third voltage generated by the voltage generator to an output terminal of the driver through turn-on operation of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Hayashi, Tomohiro Namise
  • Patent number: 10812088
    Abstract: A synchronized in-phase/quadrature phase (I/Q) detection circuit and a method of the same are provided. The synchronized I/Q detection circuit includes a first logic circuit; a first filter; a first reset and sampling circuit; a first multiplexer; a second logic circuit; a second filter; a second reset and sampling circuit; a signal generator; and a comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Huang, Chih-Wei Yao, Hiep Pham
  • Patent number: 10803353
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for acquiring information. A specific embodiment of the method includes: acquiring a to-be-processed near-infrared image and scenario information corresponding to the to-be-processed near-infrared image, the scenario information being used to represent a scenario of acquiring the to-be-processed near-infrared image; searching for a pre-trained near-infrared image recognition model corresponding to the scenario information, the near-infrared image recognition model being used to identify near-infrared feature information from the to-be-processed near-infrared image; and importing the to-be-processed near-infrared image into the near-infrared image recognition model to obtain the near-infrared feature information of the to-be-processed near-infrared image. This embodiment speeds up the acquisition of the near-infrared feature information and improves the accuracy and efficiency of acquiring the near-infrared feature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhibin Hong
  • Patent number: 10790936
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mechanism to help a user equipment device (UE) transmit multiple distinct bit streams concurrently to a base station with reduced risk of interference. The UE will orthogonally encode the multiple distinct bit streams using orthogonal binary codes to produce orthogonally encoded bit streams, and the UE will add the orthogonally coded bit streams together to produce a resulting bit stream and will transmit that resulting bit stream on an antenna path to the base station. Upon receipt of the transmitted bit stream, the base station could then apply the same orthogonal binary codes to the bit stream in order to extract the underlying multiple distinct bit streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Nagi Mansour, Akin Ozozlu, Noman M. Alam
  • Patent number: 10789678
    Abstract: A superpixel sampling network utilizes a neural network coupled to a differentiable simple linear iterative clustering component to determine pixel-superpixel associations from a set of pixel features output by the neural network. The superpixel sampling network computes updated superpixel centers and final pixel-superpixel associations over a number of iterations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Varun Jampani, Deqing Sun, Ming-Yu Liu, Jan Kautz
  • Patent number: 10785079
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided. The method includes receiving a reference signal from a transceiver, estimating a time offset (TO) of the reference signal in the frequency domain based on a spectral phase ramp introduced by the TO, compensating the TO of the reference signal based on the estimated TO in the frequency domain by applying the spectral phase ramp to the received reference signal, and providing a TO compensated signal of the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Amir Dezfooliyan, Vignesh Sethuraman, Hamed Maleki, Linbo Li, Kee-Bong Song
  • Patent number: 10776949
    Abstract: A machine vision-based method and system for measuring 3D pose of a part or subassembly of parts having an unknown pose are disclosed. A number of different applications of the method and system are disclosed including applications which utilize a reprogrammable industrial automation machine such as a robot. The method includes providing a reference cloud of 3D voxels which represent a reference surface of a reference part or subassembly having a known reference pose. Using at least one 2D/3D hybrid sensor, a sample cloud of 3D voxels which represent a corresponding surface of a sample part or subassembly of the same type as the reference part or subassembly is acquired. The sample part or subassembly has an actual pose different from the reference pose. The voxels of the sample and reference clouds are processed utilizing a matching algorithm to determine the pose of the sample part or subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Liberty Reach Inc.
    Inventors: G. Neil Haven, Gary William Bartos, Michael Kallay, Fansheng Meng
  • Patent number: 10771234
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may receive an otw signal that is associated with low-path pass information and transmission data. The apparatus may apply a cost function and an update function to the otw signal prior to sending the otw signal to an oscillator. The apparatus may determine a correction factor for use in estimating a gain of the oscillator based at least in part on an output of the update function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Emanuele Lopelli, Magnus Olov Wiklund, Charles Chang-I Wang, Salvatore Pennisi, Richard McConnell
  • Patent number: 10755385
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image processing apparatus and a recording medium which enable easy setting of a degree of compression such that it is in a range in which there is substantially hardly any influence on an inspection result when the degree of compression is set. First information including a first processing result acquired when an image measurement processing is executed on raw image data and at least a part of first state information representing a state in the execution process of the image measurement processing and second information including a second processing result acquired when the image measurement processing is executed on restored image data that is acquired by compressing the raw image data and then restoring compressed image data and information of the same type as that of the information included in the first information from the second state information are output in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Kiuchi, Tsunehiko Araki
  • Patent number: 10748027
    Abstract: A method of constructing hierarchical representation models of compound 3D physical objects, comprising receiving a plurality of image sets depicting a compound 3D physical object constructed of a static component having a single representation state and dynamic component(s) having multiple representation states, each pair of the image sets corresponds depicts a respective dynamic component in one of its representation states, generating a pair of point cloud structures from each pair of image sets, analyzing the point cloud structures pair to identify common region(s) associated with the static component and region(s) of difference associated with the dynamic component, generating a hierarchical 3D representation model comprising a high level model of the static component generated from the common region(s) with a surface outline of the region(s) of difference associated with multiple lower level models constructed for the representation states of the dynamic component and outputting the hierarchical 3D repr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Shtok, Yochay Tzur
  • Patent number: 10742894
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for producing high quality images in uncontrolled or impaired environments. In some examples of the disclosed technology, groups of cameras for high dynamic range (HDR), polarization diversity, and optional other diversity modes are arranged to concurrently image a common scene. For example, in a vehicle checkpoint application, HDR provides discernment of dark objects inside a vehicle, while polarization diversity aids in rejecting glare. Spectral diversity, infrared imaging, and active illumination can be applied for better imaging through a windshield. Preprocessed single-camera images are registered and fused. Faces or other features of interest can be detected in the fused image and identified in a library. Impairments can include weather, insufficient or interfering lighting, shadows, reflections, window glass, occlusions, or moving objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Justin S. Baba, Philip R. Bingham, David S. Bolme, Matthew R. Eicholtz, Regina Kay Ferrell, Christi R. Johnson, Hector J. Santos-Villalobos
  • Patent number: 10742428
    Abstract: A power over Ethernet device is provided. The power over Ethernet device includes a first Ethernet connector, an Ethernet transformer circuit, and a detection circuit. The first Ethernet connector is coupled to a second Ethernet connector of a network device via an Ethernet cable and has a first reserve pin and a second reserve pin. The Ethernet transformer circuit is coupled to the first Ethernet connector to provide a supply voltage to the Ethernet cable to transfer the supply voltage to the network device. The detection circuit receives the supply voltage and is coupled to the Ethernet transformer circuit, the first reserve pin, and the second reserve pin to provide a reference voltage to the first reserve pin and receives an identification voltage from the second reserve pin to determine whether the network device is a powered device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Wen Huang, Yu-Chung Chang, Feng-Liang Lai, Wen-Kai Tai
  • Patent number: 10742222
    Abstract: Techniques are described for peak-adaptive sampling demodulation for radiofrequency transceivers. For example, a tag input signal is received via an antenna, from which a clock input signal can be extracted. Multiple clock output signals can be generated responsive to the extracted clock input signal, such that each has a different respective phase. A multiphase selector can identify the one of the clock output signals that has the respective phase that is closest to the phase of the tag input signal and is best suited for sampling the peak of the tag input signal, accordingly. A single-path detector can generate a data output signal by using the identified clock output signal to sample the tag input signal, and the detector can filter and amplify the data output signal using small-signal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Ahmed Emira, Ahmet Tekin, Hassan Osama Elwan, Janakan Sivasubramaniam
  • Patent number: 10733442
    Abstract: An optical surveillance system for detecting and tracking targets of interest is configured to capture optical data of a first region of the atmosphere at a first refresh rate and to capture optical data of a second region of the atmosphere at a second refresh rate that is different than the first refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Vision Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: John Stryjewski, Raymond Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10735753
    Abstract: Data compression using a memristive crossbar is enabled. Conductances of memristors may be set such that the memristors of the crossbar act as coefficients of a wavelet transformation coefficient matrix with respect to voltage signals applied to input rows of the crossbar. The memristors may act as coefficients of the transpose of the wavelet transformation coefficient matrix when voltage signals are applied to input columns of the crossbar. Hence, the memristive crossbar may be used to implement a two dimensional (2D) discrete wavelet transform (DWT) on two dimensional data (e.g., image data) encoded in the voltage signals. The resulting currents in the columns of the memristive crossbar may be integrated and converted to voltage signals that are fed back into columns of the memristive crossbar such that the rows of the memristive crossbar output electronic signals that correspond to the image data compressed in accordance with Haar 2D-DWT image compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Yasmin Halawani, Baker Mohammad, Mahmoud Al-Qutayri
  • Patent number: 10721012
    Abstract: In a communication device, a multi-carrier signal with at least one group of signal carriers is received from a communication connection. For each of the signal carriers, at least one individual error value is evaluated or generated. From the individual error values, a combined error value is evaluated or generated. The combined error value is transmitted on a backchannel of the communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Lantiq Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinrich Schenk, Axel Clausen, Vladimir Oksman
  • Patent number: 10720963
    Abstract: In a powerline communications (PLC) network having a first node and at least a second node on a PLC channel utilizing a band including a plurality of tones, based on at least one channel quality indicator (CQI), the first node allocates for a tone map response payload only a single (1) power control bit for each of a plurality of subbands having two or more tones. The power control bit indicates a first power state or a second power state. The first node transmits a frame including the tone map response payload to the second node. The second node transmits a frame having boosted signal power for the tones in the subbands which have the first power state compared to a lower signal power for the tones in the subbands which have the second power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Il Han Kim, Anand G. Dabak, Tarkesh Pande