Patents by Inventor Armin Pitzer

Armin Pitzer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190149255
    Abstract: The described implementations relate a Passive Optical Network (PON). In one implementation, the PON includes an Optical Network Unit (ONU) that has at least one transmitter subsystem component and an associated optical transmitter. The at least one transmitter subsystem component may be configured to be in an enabled state during a timeslot period assigned to the ONU for transmitting an upstream data burst and a disabled state after the timeslot ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Armin Pitzer, Anthony Sanders, Christian Jenkner
  • Patent number: 10069586
    Abstract: The described implementations relate a Passive Optical Network (PON). In one implementation, the PON includes an Optical Network Unit (ONU) that has at least one transmitter subsystem component and an associated optical transmitter. The at least one transmitter subsystem component may be configured to be in an enabled state during a timeslot period assigned to the ONU for transmitting an upstream data burst and a disabled state after the timeslot ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Pitzer, Anthony Sanders, Christian Jenkner
  • Patent number: 10033459
    Abstract: A device is provided that mitigates the effects of an optical network unit (ONU) that is in a rogue state. A main processor is arranged as part of a monolithic semiconductor chip, the main processor configured to process signals from an optical telecommunication connection. A laser driver controls a laser coupled to the laser driver. Hardware logic is arranged as part of the monolithic semiconductor chip and arranged physically separate from the main processor. The hardware logic independently effects the laser driver to turn the laser off or reduce power output of the laser significantly to mitigate the effects of the ONU in the rogue state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Armin Pitzer
  • Publication number: 20140233940
    Abstract: A device is provided that mitigates the effects of an optical network unit (ONU) that is in a rogue state. A main processor is arranged as part of a monolithic semiconductor chip, the main processor configured to process signals from an optical telecommunication connection. A laser driver controls a laser coupled to the laser driver. Hardware logic is arranged as part of the monolithic semiconductor chip and arranged physically separate from the main processor. The hardware logic independently effects the laser driver to turn the laser off or reduce power output of the laser significantly to mitigate the effects of the ONU in the rogue state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: LANTIQ DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Armin Pitzer
  • Publication number: 20120051751
    Abstract: The described implementations relate a Passive Optical Network (PON). In one implementation, the PON includes an Optical Network Unit (ONU) that has at least one transmitter subsystem component and an associated optical transmitter. The at least one transmitter subsystem component may be configured to be in an enabled state during a timeslot period assigned to the ONU for transmitting an upstream data burst and a disabled state after the timeslot ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Armin PITZER, Anthony SANDERS, Christian JENKNER
  • Patent number: 7835641
    Abstract: Embodiments related to light emitter control are described and depicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Renner, Armin Pitzer
  • Publication number: 20090060494
    Abstract: Embodiments related to light emitter control are described and depicted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Martin RENNER, Armin PITZER
  • Publication number: 20080151864
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a data interface that has a data input for receiving first data packets from a synchronous network that can be connected to the data input. The arrangement also has a network terminal and a packet-oriented synchronous data connection that extends between the data interface and the network terminal. The data interface is designed to derive the clock of the data connection from the clock of the synchronous network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Armin Pitzer, Martin Renner
  • Patent number: 6876710
    Abstract: A digitally controlled circuit for reducing the phase modulation of a signal. The circuit has a multiphase clock generator that produces n phases of a clock that is m-times the signal. The circuit further has a multiplexer with n inputs for the n phases of the clock and with one output which supplies the output signal. The output signal and the signal are connected to the inputs of a phase comparator. The output signal of the comparator is supplied to a sigma-delta modulator whose output signals are used for controlling the multiplexer. A jittered input signal is compared in the phase comparator with a master clock. The determined phase difference is integrated in a sigma-delta modulator. The aim of the circuit is to generate a clock without jitter, digitally and without using external components. This circuit provides 20 dB/decade attenuation of the jitter received in the SYNC signal, based on the P-regulator characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Armin Pitzer, Torsten Hinz