Patents by Inventor Brian Clarke

Brian Clarke 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: 20190253162
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive a plurality of master information blocks (MIBs) on a narrowband physical broadcast channel (NPBCH). The UE may determine an NPBCH signal power based at least in part on the plurality of MIBs. The UE may estimate a narrowband reference signal received power (NRSRP) parameter based at least in part on the NPBCH signal power. In some aspects, a base station may determine whether to enable or disable NPBCH-based estimates of an NRSRP parameter for a UE. The base station may transmit, to the UE, an indication of whether NPBCH-based estimates of the NRSRP parameter are enabled or disabled for the UE based at least in part on the determination. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Raghavendra Shyam Ananda, Srikanth Menon, Ganesh Nagamani, Praveen Maruthoormana Purushothaman, Brian Clarke Banister, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Le Liu
  • Patent number: 10363081
    Abstract: An apparatus, probe and method for a cryogenic system are described. According to certain embodiments of the invention there is provided an apparatus for cryosurgery comprising: an exhaust line configured to receive cryogen from a probe; and a vacuum source configured to be in fluid communication with the exhaust line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NITRO MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Brian Clarke
  • Patent number: 10366370
    Abstract: Methods and systems for retrieving and compiling vehicle information from a variety of sources, and assessing circumstances or events based upon the vehicle information. A central entity, such as an insurance provider, may receive the vehicle information and avail information related to a plurality of vehicles to vehicle owners or operators in a single source dashboard. The central entity may assess the vehicle circumstances to determine whether to notify the individuals of an event, such as a vehicle recall or upcoming maintenance, and then generate notifications and communicate the notifications to the individuals. The notifications may enable the individuals to take maintenance, repair, update, and/or other actions to manage the circumstances and potentially avoid situations that may cause unnecessary financial commitments or vehicle damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Todd Binion, Andrea Lee Rhoades, Steven C. Cielocha, Jessica Shull, Brian Mark Fields, Wayne Louis Cecil, Steven Schmidt, Ronny S. Bryant, Ed Weidmann, Gregory Hayward, Stacey Gorsuch, John Anthony Argenziano, Carol Marie Csanda, Catherine Sue Schwamberger, Courtney Clarke, Christina P. Mullen
  • Publication number: 20190223029
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allocating frequency channels across a radiofrequency (RF) mesh network, including identifying pairs of radio groups having a propensity for interference; allocating frequency channels to each of the plurality of radio groups; and deploying the allocated frequency channels to the plurality of radio groups, using a central routing server including an automated frequency planning module that executes an RF allocation algorithm, wherein the RF allocation algorithm determines the frequency channel to assign to each radio group and deploys the determined frequency channel to each radio group of the plurality of radio groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ralston Clarke, Brian Emmanuel, Mark Jen, Zachary Brock
  • Publication number: 20190199481
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some wireless communications systems, devices may implement carrier aggregation and shortened transmission time intervals (sTTIs) for downlink transmissions. To improve downlink throughput with a reduced feedback latency, the system may implement a modified hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) timeline. For example, a base station may configure a first component carrier with a TTI or sTTI for downlink that is longer than an sTTI for a second uplink component carrier. The base station and a user equipment (UE) may operate using a HARQ timing for the first component carrier that is based on the shorter sTTI for the second component carrier. The base station may transmit a downlink transmission using the longer TTI or sTTI for greater carrier aggregation, and the UE may send a downlink HARQ acknowledgment (ACK) message in response according to the HARQ timing for reduced latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Amir Farajidana, Brian Clarke Banister
  • Patent number: 10333752
    Abstract: A method of multiplexing scaled numerology OFDM waveforms in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing is presented. A first data can be encoded into a first numerology at a first set of tones and a second data can be encoded into a second numerology at second set of tones. A third data can be encoded into a guard band in such a way that the third data can be interpreted under either the first numerology or the second numerology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Jiang, Tingfang Ji, Peter Gaal, Brian Clarke Banister, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10326509
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide apparatus and techniques that may be applied in systems that may help enable efficient communication between a base station (BS) and certain devices, such as wearable devices and/or machine type communication (MTC) user equipments (UEs), having a single receiver (RX) for long term evolution (LTE). An exemplary method, performed by a BS, generally includes receiving, from a UE, an indication of a category of the UE, wherein the category of the UE indicates at least one of: a maximum throughput supported by the UE or a number of layers supported by the UE; assuming a number of receivers at the UE based on the category of the UE; determining one or more transmit parameters based on the number of receivers of the UE; and communicating with the UE according to the one or more transmit parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Raghu Narayan Challa, Messay Amerga, Brian Clarke Banister, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Amir Aminzadeh Gohari
  • Publication number: 20190135478
    Abstract: Disclosed are rigid multi-compartment recloseable packages. A package may comprise a rigid tray comprising a product surface to hold food products. The tray may comprise a raised lip along a perimeter of the product surface to laterally secure the food products thereon. The tray may have a tray skirt horizontally extending outward from a top edge of the lip, and dividing features upwardly extending from the product surface to form distinct compartments on the product surface for receiving the food products therein. Furthermore, such an exemplary package also comprises a recloseable rigid lid having an upper surface substantially coextensive with the product surface, and at least one sidewall downwardly extending from the upper surface. The lid may also comprise a lid skirt horizontally extending outward from a bottom edge of the at least one sidewall, where the lid skirt is coextensive and complimentary in shape with the tray skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, David Block, Paulette Bluhm-Sauriol, Ryan Boudreaux, Peter Brian Clarke, Rebecca Eley, Geoffrey Gibbins, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado, Donald E. McCumber, Megan Sklanka, James Troy Starkey
  • Publication number: 20190098594
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may support dynamic clock switching within a transmission time interval (TTI) to allow for more efficient and flexible processing within the TTI. In particular, a user equipment (UE) may be configured to use multiple clock speeds for processing signals within a TTI, and the UE may determine a clock speed to use for processing data within a TTI based on control information received from a base station. For example, the UE may determine an amount of time available for processing data based on the control information received from the base station, and the UE may adjust its clock speed to finish processing the data in the determined amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Hari Sankar, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Michael Lee McCloud, Li Zhang, Brian Clarke Banister, Jittra Jootar, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Afshin Shiravi
  • Publication number: 20180332655
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various examples of a method, an apparatus, and a computer readable medium for multi-state discontinuous reception (DRX) in wireless communications. For example, one of the methods described may include identifying, by a user equipment (UE), at least two states in connected mode, determining, by the UE, one or more triggers for transitioning between the at least two states, and transitioning, by the UE, from a first state of the at least two states to a second state of the at least two states in response to a determination of the one or more triggers. In an aspect, the transitioning comprises transitioning between cross-slot scheduling and same-slot scheduling, or between a narrow bandwidth and a wide bandwidth, or between a larger periodicity and a smaller periodicity for monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Pui Lok ANG, Brian Clarke BANISTER, Tingfang JI, Alexei Yurievitch GOROKHOV, Wanshi CHEN, Jing SUN, Joseph Binamira SORIAGA, Jafar MOHSENI, Amir AMINZADEH GOHARI, John Edward SMEE
  • Patent number: 10045334
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically to reference signal design for communications with coverage enhancements and devices with limited communications resources, such as machine type communication (MTC) devices, enhanced or evolved MTC (eMTC) devices, and internet of things (IoT) devices. An example method generally includes determining a set of additional reference signals to transmit in a bundled transmission, based on a bundle length of the bundled transmission, and transmitting the bundled transmission, reference signals, and the additional reference signals, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hao Xu, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Brian Clarke Banister, Peter Gaal, Yongbin Wei
  • Publication number: 20180206258
    Abstract: A UE may determine a number of resources granted for uplink or downlink communication in a processing window. The resources may include uplink resources or downlink resources and the processing windows may include a predetermined number of subframes. For uplink (UL) transmissions, this may include determining a number of transport block bits, resource blocks, or other resources scheduled in one or more first UL channel grants for a first UL channel, and determining a number of such resources scheduled in a second UL grant for a second UL channel. For downlink (DL) transmissions, the determining may include determining a number of resources received on a first DL channel in each subframe of a set of subframes, and determining a number of resources received on a second DL channel. The determined number of UL or DL resources may be compared to a corresponding threshold which his based on the UE capabilities and processed in accordance a result of the comparison. These and additional aspects are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Seyedkianoush HOSSEINI, Amir FARAJIDANA, Wanshi CHEN, Peter GAAL, Brian Clarke BANISTER, Aamod KHANDEKAR
  • Patent number: 9955494
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may communicate over a first wireless wide area network (WWAN). The first WWAN may be supported by a first subscriber identity module (SIM) of the UE. The UE may also communicate simultaneously over a second WWAN supported by a second SIM. The UE may process the second WWAN communication with a portion of a WWAN module and a portion of a wireless local area network (WLAN) module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Samir Salib Soliman, Bongyong Song, Brian Clarke Banister
  • Publication number: 20180091108
    Abstract: A method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are disclosed for energy efficient multichannel communications. In one aspect, the apparatus may communicate using a plurality of channels working in parallel where the plurality of channels may share an LNA. Additionally, the apparatus may determine a set of parameters for the plurality of channels to maximize energy efficiency. The apparatus may therefore configure the plurality of channels based on the set of parameters. As such, the apparatus supports multichannel communications with a common LNA structure while providing energy optimization for the multichannel communications. Accordingly, multichannel communications can be provided using a shared LNA structure that reduces implementation cost and more efficiently utilizes available power resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Pengkai ZHAO, Supratik BHATTACHARJEE, Jong Hyeon PARK, Parvathanathan SUBRAHMANYA, Brian Clarke BANISTER, Madihally NARASIMHA
  • Patent number: 9872242
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for joint transmission of channel state information reference signals (CSI-RS) from multiple transmission points (TPs) for channel state feedback and/or TP selection. An example method generally includes coordinating with one or more other TPs to jointly transmit a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) to a user equipment (UE); signaling a reporting restriction to the UE; receiving precoding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback from the UE based on the jointly transmitted CSI-RS and subject to the reporting restriction; and selecting one or more of the TPs to serve based on the PMI feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lei Xiao, Brian Clarke Banister, Amir Farajidana, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov
  • Patent number: 9867175
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for mapping, by a UE, uplink transmissions to one or more antennas of the UE. In one aspect, a UE may receive an uplink resource allocation identifying a set of resource blocks (RBs) from a base station. The UE may map subsets of the set of RBs to one or more of a plurality of antennas of the UE and transmit one or more uplink transmissions, using the subsets of the set of resource blocks, on the one or more antennas based at least in part on the mapping. Additionally, in some aspects, the UE may determine channel characteristics or CSI associated with the downlink from the base station and base the mapping of subsets of RBs to one or more antennas of the UE on the determined channel characteristics/CSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jong Hyeon Park, Mei Chen, Subramanya Padubidri Nanyam Rao, Brian Clarke Banister
  • Patent number: D822486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Peter Brian Clarke, John Philip Kalinowsky, Ryan Boudreaux, James Troy Starkey, Michael Scott Carpenter, Theresa C. DeSantis, Anna Erixon, Lori King, Robert G. Petit, Martin S. Johnson, Steven Jackan, Eric S. Paszkowski
  • Patent number: D840840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, David Block, Paulette Bluhm-Sauriol, Ryan Boudreaux, Peter Brian Clarke, Rebecca Eley, Geoffrey Gibbins, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado, Donald E. McCumber, Megan Sklanka, James Troy Starkey
  • Patent number: D840841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, David Block, Paulette Bluhm-Sauriol, Ryan Boudreaux, Peter Brian Clarke, Rebecca Eley, Geoffrey Gibbins, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado, Donald E. McCumber, Megan Sklanka, James Troy Starkey
  • Patent number: D840842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, David Block, Paulette Bluhm-Sauriol, Ryan Boudreaux, Peter Brian Clarke, Rebecca Eley, Geoffrey Gibbins, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado, Donald E. McCumber, Megan Sklanka, James Troy Starkey