Patents by Inventor Eitan Solomon

Eitan Solomon 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).

  • Patent number: 7904112
    Abstract: A method for communication includes establishing a first connection between a wireless terminal and a base station of a long-range wireless data network, which operates in accordance with a first protocol that defines a sequence of time frames for transmission of data between the wireless terminal and the base station. A signal is sent from the wireless terminal to the base station identifying an interval including one or more of the time frames during which the wireless terminal will not receive data from the base station. During the interval, a second connection is established between the wireless terminal and an access point of a wireless local area network (WLAN) in accordance with a second protocol, different from the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Altair Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Patent number: 7822436
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal includes a radio frequency (RF) transceiver and a baseband processing circuit, which is arranged to detect an indication of a rate of movement of the terminal. The baseband processing circuit is coupled to cause the RF transceiver to scan periodically for access points that are available to communicate with the mobile terminal at a scan rate that is selected responsively to the indication, and upon detecting an available access point, to establish a wireless connection between the terminal and the available access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Altair Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Publication number: 20100142504
    Abstract: A method for communication includes establishing a first connection between a wireless terminal and a base station of a long-range wireless data network, which operates in accordance with a first protocol that defines a sequence of time frames for transmission of data between the wireless terminal and the base station. A signal is sent from the wireless terminal to the base station identifying an interval including one or more of the time frames during which the wireless terminal will not receive data from the base station. During the interval, a second connection is established between the wireless terminal and an access point of a wireless local area network (WLAN) in accordance with a second protocol, different from the first protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Patent number: 7688784
    Abstract: A method for communication includes establishing a first connection between a wireless terminal and a base station of a long-range wireless data network, which operates in accordance with a first protocol that defines a sequence of time frames for transmission of data between the wireless terminal and the base station. A signal is sent from the wireless terminal to the base station identifying an interval including one or more of the time frames during which the wireless terminal will not receive data from the base station. During the interval, a second connection is established between the wireless terminal and an access point of a wireless local area network (WLAN) in accordance with a second protocol, different from the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Altair Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Publication number: 20090252137
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal includes a radio frequency (RF) transceiver and a baseband processing circuit, which is arranged to detect an indication of a rate of movement of the terminal. The baseband processing circuit is coupled to cause the RF transceiver to scan periodically for access points that are available to communicate with the mobile terminal at a scan rate that is selected responsively to the indication, and upon detecting an available access point, to establish a wireless connection between the terminal and the available access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Publication number: 20090213827
    Abstract: Apparatus for communication includes at least one RF receiver circuit, which is coupled to receive and downconvert first and second RF signals that are transmitted respectively over different, first and second wireless networks in accordance with different, first and second network protocols, so as to output first and second downconverted signals. A baseband processing circuit includes processing components that are coupled to receive and process the first and second downconverted signals so as to extract first and second data from the signals. The processing components have a first configuration for demodulating the first downconverted signals in accordance with the first network protocol and a second configuration for demodulating the second downconverted signals in accordance with the second network protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Publication number: 20090207826
    Abstract: A method for communication includes establishing a first connection between a wireless terminal and a base station of a long-range wireless data network, which operates in accordance with a first protocol that defines a sequence of time frames for transmission of data between the wireless terminal and the base station. A signal is sent from the wireless terminal to the base station identifying an interval including one or more of the time frames during which the wireless terminal will not receive data from the base station. During the interval, a second connection is established between the wireless terminal and an access point of a wireless local area network (WLAN) in accordance with a second protocol, different from the first protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Patent number: 7567820
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal includes a radio frequency (RF) transceiver and a baseband processing circuit, which is arranged to detect an indication of a rate of movement of the terminal. The baseband processing circuit is coupled to cause the RF transceiver to scan periodically for access points that are available to communicate with the mobile terminal at a scan rate that is selected responsively to the indication, and upon detecting an available access point, to establish a wireless connection between the terminal and the available access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Altair Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Patent number: 7545787
    Abstract: A method for communication includes establishing a first connection between a wireless terminal and a base station of a long-range wireless data network, which operates in accordance with a first protocol that defines a sequence of time frames for transmission of data between the wireless terminal and the base station. A signal is sent from the wireless terminal to the base station identifying an interval including one or more of the time frames during which the wireless terminal will not receive data from the base station. During the interval, a second connection is established between the wireless terminal and an access point of a wireless local area network (WLAN) in accordance with a second protocol, different from the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Altair Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Patent number: 7542728
    Abstract: Apparatus for communication includes at least one RF receiver circuit, which is coupled to receive and downconvert first and second RF signals that are transmitted respectively over different, first and second wireless networks in accordance with different, first and second network protocols, so as to output first and second downconverted signals. A baseband processing circuit includes processing components that are coupled to receive and process the first and second downconverted signals so as to extract first and second data from the signals. The processing components have a first configuration for demodulating the first downconverted signals in accordance with the first network protocol and a second configuration for demodulating the second downconverted signals in accordance with the second network protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Altair Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Publication number: 20070183383
    Abstract: A method for communication includes establishing a first connection between a wireless terminal and a base station of a long-range wireless data network, which operates in accordance with a first protocol that defines a sequence of time frames for transmission of data between the wireless terminal and the base station. A signal is sent from the wireless terminal to the base station identifying an interval including one or more of the time frames during which the wireless terminal will not receive data from the base station. During the interval, a second connection is established between the wireless terminal and an access point of a wireless local area network (WLAN) in accordance with a second protocol, different from the first protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Publication number: 20070184835
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal includes a radio frequency (RF) transceiver and a baseband processing circuit, which is arranged to detect an indication of a rate of movement of the terminal. The baseband processing circuit is coupled to cause the RF transceiver to scan periodically for access points that are available to communicate with the mobile terminal at a scan rate that is selected responsively to the indication, and upon detecting an available access point, to establish a wireless connection between the terminal and the available access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Publication number: 20070184798
    Abstract: Apparatus for communication includes at least one RF receiver circuit, which is coupled to receive and downconvert first and second RF signals that are transmitted respectively over different, first and second wireless networks in accordance with different, first and second network protocols, so as to output first and second downconverted signals. A baseband processing circuit includes processing components that are coupled to receive and process the first and second downconverted signals so as to extract first and second data from the signals. The processing components have a first configuration for demodulating the first downconverted signals in accordance with the first network protocol and a second configuration for demodulating the second downconverted signals in accordance with the second network protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Eitan Solomon
  • Patent number: 7224679
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method, and apparatus for providing improved quality of service in a wireless local area network transmission system, the network comprising at least two devices, the quality of services defined at least in part by data communicated by a first of the devices to other devices in the network through one or more quality of service parameters. In accordance with the present invention, a change indicator is initialized at the start of a monitoring period. Then, during the monitoring period, the stored parameters are monitored for changes in those of thee stored parameters that define the quality of service. When a change is detected, the change indicator is updated in response and other devices in the network are periodically notified of the current value of the change indicator. The other devices are operable to update locally stored quality of service parameters in response to detecting a change in the change indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Eitan Solomon, Lior Ophir
  • Publication number: 20030214905
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method, and apparatus for providing improved quality of service in a wireless local area network transmission system, the network comprising at least two devices, the quality of services defined at least in part by data communicated by a first of the devices to other devices in the network through one or more quality of service parameters. In accordance with the present invention, a change indicator is initialized at the start of a monitoring period. Then, during the monitoring period, the stored parameters are monitored for changes in those of thee stored parameters that define the quality of service. When a change is detected, the change indicator is updated in response and other devices in the network are periodically notified of the current value of the change indicator. The other devices are operable to update locally stored quality of service parameters in response to detecting a change in the change indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Eitan Solomon, Lior Ophir