Patents by Inventor Christopher Ken

Christopher Ken 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: 20200169316
    Abstract: Technology for a signal booster is disclosed. The signal booster can include a first signal booster, and a second signal booster communicatively coupled to the first signal booster. The first signal booster can be configured to amplify signals in a first band. The second signal booster can be configured to amplify signals in a second band, and a frequency range of the second band is contiguous with a frequency range of the first band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Patrick Lee Cook
  • Patent number: 10659142
    Abstract: Technology for a cellular signal booster operable to amplify cellular signals is disclosed. The cellular signal booster can include a downlink cellular signal path configured to amplify and filter a received downlink cellular signal in a plurality of selected bands. The downlink signal path can combine at least a first band and a second band in the plurality of selected bands. The cellular signal booster can include a controller operable to perform network protection by adjusting an uplink gain or noise power for at least one of a first band or a second band in an uplink signal path. The uplink gain or noise power can be adjusted for the first band in the uplink signal path or the second band in the uplink signal path using a signal strength associated with the received downlink cellular signal on the downlink cellular signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Casey James Nordgran, Christopher Ken Ashworth, Patrick Lee Cook
  • Patent number: 10653513
    Abstract: Systems and methods for screening a subject for a therapy are described. A mechanical stimulation device positioned near at target location of a blood vessel to provide a mechanical stimulus to the blood vessel. The mechanical stimulus increases strain in one or more regions of the blood vessel, such as by modifying the cross-sectional geometry and/or area of the blood vessel to have different regions of different curvature A baroreflex or related physiological response in response to the mechanical stimulation is detected. In response to the detected response, it is determined whether the subject is appropriate for the therapy and/or which of a plurality of implants with different geometries and/or cross-sectional areas is most optimally suited for deployment in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Vascular Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Seybold, Christopher Ken, Jennifer Gong, Suji Shetty, Robert Stern, Edmund Roschak
  • Patent number: 10644790
    Abstract: Technology for a cellular signal booster with a satellite location system signal rebroadcast functionality is disclosed. The cellular signal booster can identify a satellite location system signal received via a satellite location system module of the cellular signal booster. The cellular signal booster can provide the satellite location system signal to a signal path for amplification of the satellite location system signal. The cellular signal booster can broadcast an amplified satellite location system signal to a mobile device within a defined distance from the cellular signal booster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Patent number: 10637557
    Abstract: Technology for a multi-repeater system including wireless transmission of power from a first repeater to a second repeater is disclosed. A first and second repeater can be disposed opposite each other about a structural element. Wireless power can be transmitted from the first repeater through the structural element to the second repeater for use by the second repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Patent number: 10630374
    Abstract: Technology for a multi-port repeater is disclosed. The multi-port repeater can include a plurality of ports. The multi-port repeater can include one or more amplifiers coupled to the plurality of ports. The multi-port repeater can determine one or more active ports from the plurality of ports. The multi-port repeater can determine an allocation of transmit power or gain between the one or more active ports up to a composite transmit power or gain. The multi-port repeater can adjust an output power or gain of each of the one or more amplifiers based on the allocation of the transmit power or gain between the one or more active ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Patent number: 10630372
    Abstract: A technology is described for a signal booster. The signal booster can include a selected number of uplink transmission paths. Each uplink transmission path can be configured to amplify an uplink signal on a selected band. The signal booster can include a selected number of downlink transmission paths. Each downlink transmission path can be configured to amplify a downlink signal on a selected band. One or more of the selected number of uplink transmission paths or the selected number of downlink transmission paths can include multiple parallel signal paths that are redundant for a same selected band, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Cook, Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Patent number: 10630371
    Abstract: Technology for a signal booster is disclosed. The signal booster can include a first triplexer. The signal booster can include a second triplexer. The signal booster can include a first direction signal path communicatively coupled between the first triplexer and the second triplexer. The first direction signal path can be configured to amplify and filter first direction signals in one or more first direction bands, and the one or more first direction bands can be spectrally adjacent bands. The second direction signal path can be configured to amplify and filter second direction signals in one or more second direction bands, and the one or more second direction bands can be spectrally adjacent bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Publication number: 20200112381
    Abstract: A technology is described for adjusting repeater gain based on user equipment need. A repeater can be configured to receive a downlink signal strength indicator value of a user equipment (UE) via a wireless connection of the UE with the repeater. The repeater can be further configured to select a threshold value for the downlink signal strength indicator value. The repeater can be further configured to reduce or bypass a downlink repeater gain level when the downlink signal strength indicator value is greater than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Kent Barnes, Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Publication number: 20200106514
    Abstract: A wireless repeater system, in accordance with embodiments, can include a first enclosure and a second enclosure. A repeater can be disposed in the first enclosure, and a donor antenna can be disposed in the second enclosure. The second enclosure can be selectively configurable to be coupled with the first enclosure as a unitary structure, or as a separate structure from the first enclosure. A reflector can be coupled to the second enclosure, be disposed in the second enclosure, be integral to the second enclosure, or be removably disposed between the first enclosure and the second enclosure when the second enclosure is coupled to the first enclosure as a unitary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Publication number: 20200106541
    Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a signal path configured to carry a signal having a selected radio frequency (RF) bandwidth on an RF carrier at a selected frequency. The signal path can include an intermediate frequency (IF) filter block operable for down-conversion of the RF carrier to an IF carrier to enable the selected RF bandwidth of the signal to be bandpass filtered at an IF filter bandwidth having an IF passband frequency range and the IF passband frequency range of the IF filter bandwidth is greater than the selected RF bandwidth. The down-conversion to the IF carrier can provide increased crossover attenuation or midband isolation of the RF carrier for the repeater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Dale Robert Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200092947
    Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a first defined connection. The repeater can include a first coaxial cable connector configured to be communicatively coupled to the first defined connection. The repeater can include a repeater unit communicatively coupled to the first defined connection. The repeater can include a controller configured to adjust a gain or output power of the repeater unit that compensates for insertion losses between the first coaxial cable connector and the first defined connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Patrick Lee Cook, Michael James Mouser
  • Publication number: 20200083949
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a repeater are disclosed. An independent oscillation reduction factor for reducing oscillation in the repeater can be determined when an overload protection is disabled at the repeater. The oscillation can be caused by feedback of one or more signals between a donor port and a server port of the repeater. The independent oscillation reduction factor can be indicated for use in determining an antenna installation location or orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Casey James Nordgran
  • Publication number: 20200084013
    Abstract: A technology is described for increasing signal booster gain from a weak-signal far node in the proximity of a strong-signal near node. A first splitter can be coupled to a first interface port. A first channelized switchable first-direction parallel path can be coupled to the first splitter comprising a first channelized first-direction bandpass filter for a first subset of a selected first-direction band. A first switchable first-direction parallel path coupled to the first splitter can comprise: a switchable first-direction path comprising a first bandpass filter for passing the selected first-direction band; and a second channelized switchable first-direction parallel path comprising a second channelized first-direction bandpass filter for a second subset of the selected first-direction band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Dale Robert Anderson, Ilesh V. Patel
  • Patent number: 10585460
    Abstract: A repeater system including one or more donor antennas, one or more server antennas and a repeater integrated with a pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Mouser, Patrick Lee Cook, Christopher Ken Ashworth, Casey James Nordgran, Eddie F. Iglesias
  • Publication number: 20200044618
    Abstract: A wireless repeater is disclosed. The wireless repeater can include a first gain unit with a first adjustable gain configured to be applied to a first-direction signal. The wireless repeater can include a second gain unit with a second adjustable gain configured to be applied to a second-direction signal. The wireless repeater can include a signal splitter communicatively coupled to the first gain unit and the second gain unit. The wireless repeater can include a control unit communicatively coupled to the first gain unit and the second gain unit. The control unit can control the first adjustable gain and the second adjustable gain to compensate for a signal loss of the signal splitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Terry, Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Publication number: 20200028567
    Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a first multiband filter. The repeater can include a second multiband filter. The repeater can include one or more first-direction signal paths communicatively coupled between the first multiband filter and the second multi-band filter. At least one of the one or more first-direction signal paths can be configured to amplify and filter signals in two or more spectrally adjacent bands. The repeater can include one or more second-direction signal paths communicatively coupled between the first multiband filter and the second multi-band filter. At least one of the one or more second-direction signal paths can be configured to amplify and filter signals in two or more spectrally adjacent bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Publication number: 20200021354
    Abstract: Technology for a vehicle on-frequency repeater system is disclosed. The vehicle repeater can comprise a donor antenna. The vehicle repeater can comprise a server antenna. The vehicle repeater can comprise a first direction amplification path communicatively coupled between the donor antenna and the server antenna. The vehicle repeater can comprise a second direction amplification path communicatively coupled between the donor antenna and the server antenna. The donor antenna can be configured to be mounted on an exterior of a vehicle. The server antenna can be configured to be mounted on or directed towards an exterior of the vehicle facing substantially away from the vehicle to provide an amplified radio frequency signal about the vehicle for communicating with a communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Michael James Mouser
  • Patent number: 10523305
    Abstract: Technology for a repeater configured to perform variable bandwidth filtering of signals is disclosed. The repeater can include a signal path for a radio frequency (RF) signal. The signal path can include a fixed-bandwidth low pass filter (LPF) operable to perform a variable bandwidth filtering of the RF signal to produce a channelized signal. The variable bandwidth filtering at the LPF can be performed by adjusting a first variable local oscillator (LO). The signal path can include a fixed-bandwidth high pass filter (HPF) operable to perform a variable bandwidth filtering of a channelized signal output from the LPF. The variable bandwidth filtering at the HPF can be performed by adjusting a second variable LO. The first variable LO and the second variable LO can be set to create a variable bandwidth that enables the repeater to perform variable bandwidth filtering of the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Dale Robert Anderson
  • Patent number: 10523160
    Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a power amplifier and a controller. The controller can determine whether a load is connected to the repeater. The controller can protect the power amplifier when the load is not connected to the repeater by disabling the power amplifier. The controller can unprotect the power amplifier when the load is connected to the repeater by enabling the power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth