Patents by Inventor Eugene J. Bruckert

Eugene J. Bruckert 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: 6226317
    Abstract: A mobile subscriber unit (MS) location method and system in a spread spectrum channel coding system uses a known spread spectrum location beacon channel (34) that is time division multiplexed with normal code division multiplexed channels (36). Each base station (12, 14 and 16) in a defined service area transmits the known time division multiplexed spread spectrum location beacon signal (34), such as a known location channel, as a spread spectrum location beacon signal at a same time interval. Mobile subscriber units (18) receive the spread spectrum location beacon signal (34) time division multiplexed with the normal CDMA channels (36) and determine their own location using location techniques such as trilateration. Preferably, all of a base station's transmit power is assigned to this special known location channel (34) during transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Michael D. Kotzin
  • Patent number: 6198748
    Abstract: A data transmission system identifies the length of communicated messages and adjusts interleave depth in response to the length of the communicated message. The system provides an efficient method of interleaving both voice data typically having a long message length and packet data typically having a short length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene J. Bruckert
  • Patent number: 6192040
    Abstract: A method and apparatus in WCDMA communication system includes extracting pilot symbols (462-5) of (2-M) plurality of communication channels of (1-M) plurality of communication channels based on corresponding 2-M assigned codes (405-436) to produce a plurality (2-M) of extracted pilot symbols (482-96), and combining a first (1) extracted pilot symbol (420) of a first (1) communication channel of (1-M) plurality of communication channels and the plurality (2-M) of extracted pilot symbols (482-96), to produce a combined extracted pilot symbol (498) which is used to produce a combined channel estimate (417) for decoding a first (1) extracted data symbol (414) of first (1) communication channel of (1-M) plurality of communication channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Louay A. Jalloul, Eugene J. Bruckert
  • Patent number: 6169906
    Abstract: Communication units (107 and 109) are distinguished between preferred units and non-preferred units. The same message content is transmitted (207) to the preferred units at a preferred quality, such as at a preferred transmission rate, and to the non-preferred units (209) at a non-preferred rate, such as one-half the preferred transmission rate. The bandwidth saved can be reallocated for other messages, thereby resulting in a more efficient use of resources for a dispatch call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene J. Bruckert
  • Patent number: 6094428
    Abstract: In a communication system where a continuous reverse channel transmission is utilized by redundant transmission of Walsh codes, a current transmission rate is modulated onto Walsh code polarity. In particular, a remote unit operating at a particular transmission rate utilizing a continuous reverse channel transmission modulates the transmission rate by setting the polarity of each Walsh code depending upon the current or future data traffic channel rate. In communication systems where a Reference Coherent (RC) type transmission is utilized, the particular transmission rate is modulated onto the reference symbols (501-517) by setting the reference symbols (501-517) equal to a binary "1" or "0".
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Thomas A. Sexton
  • Patent number: 6023615
    Abstract: A radio subscriber unit (102) has a diversity receiver apparatus (106) including a first antenna (114) and a second antenna (116). A first representation (158) and a second representation (160) of a composite radio frequency (RF) signal are received from the first antenna (114) and the second antenna (116), respectively. The composite radio frequency (RF) signal includes a desired RF signal (156) and interfering signals (166). The desired RF signal (156) includes at least one coded pilot signal (Ec). A ratio (Ec/Io) (142) of the at least one coded pilot signal (Ec) to an estimate of the composite RF signal (Io) is determined responsive to receiving at least one of the first representation of the composite RF signal (158) and the second representation of the composite RF signal (160). A selected state of the first antenna(114) and the second antenna (116) is controlled responsive to at least one of the ratio (Ec/Io) (142) and an integrated received signal strength indication (.intg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Richard Joseph Vilmur
  • Patent number: 6018651
    Abstract: A radio subscriber unit (102) comprises a controller (108) and a switched antenna diversity receiver apparatus (106) including a first antenna (114), a second antenna (116) and a receiver (126). The first antenna (114) is adapted to receive a first representation (158) of a radio frequency (RF) signal (156). The second antenna (116) is adapted to receive a second representation (160) of the RF signal (156). The receiver (126), selectively coupled to the first antenna (114) and the second antenna (116), generates a received signal (153) responsive to receiving at least one of the first representation (158) of the RF signal (156) from the first antenna (114) and the second representation (160) of the RF signal (156) from the second antenna (116). The controller (108), coupled to the receiver (126), selectively couples to the receiver (126), responsive to the received signal (153), one of: only the first antenna (114), only the second antenna (116) and both the first antenna (114) and the second antenna (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Richard Joseph Vilmur, Randall Wayne Rich
  • Patent number: 5987012
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (100) can be handed off while operating in the slotted mode of a CDMA system. The wireless communication device (100) stores, prior to entering slotted mode, an Active Set including at least one active pilot and a Neighbor Set including a plurality of neighbor pilots. At least one receiver searcher (109) scans the at least one active pilot and at least one of the plurality of neighbor pilots prior to an assigned slot. A logic and control circuit (113) includes in the Active Set, prior to the assigned slot, at least two pilots of the at least one active pilot and the at least one of the plurality of neighbor pilots scanned prior the assigned slot. At least two of a plurality of receiver fingers (107) simultaneously monitor the Paging Channels of the at least two pilots during the assigned slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Richard J. Vilmur
  • Patent number: 5959981
    Abstract: In a communication system where frame boundaries for the discrete frames for different users may be offset relative to one another, assignment of a remote unit (125) to a particular frame offset occurs by a processor (321) determining a frame offset belonging to a group that is the least busy group of all possible groups. In addition, during handoff of the remote unit (125) from a serving base station (130) to a neighboring base station, the remote unit (125) is attempted to be kept within the same call group, however should the same call group of the neighboring base station be filled, the remote unit (125) is placed in a second call group that is one call group prior to the current call group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Michael D. Kotzin, Nelson Hung
  • Patent number: 5956641
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating a handoff of a remote mobile unit in a communication system 12 having a plurality of base stations (16 and 22), employs base stations (16 and 22) along a coverage area seam (10) that have a soft handoff subsystem (24) collocated with conventional base station circuitry (44) to facilitate soft handoff. The soft handoff subsystem (24) includes a transceiver (36) for generating and receiving a first group of dedicated soft handoff channels that are an orthogonally related subset of a separate second group of spread spectrum coded traffic channels wherein the soft handoff subsystem is under control of the source base station controller (14). The dedicated soft handoff channels are assigned to a specified source base station (16). Preferably the soft handoff subsystem (24) generates only the first group of dedicated soft handoff channels without pilot channels or synchronization channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Michael D. Kotzin
  • Patent number: 5940799
    Abstract: A processing system that is accessible via a number of speech transmission media. Access to the processing system may be made via a mobile radiotelephone, land line telephone, acoustic link or datalink. Access to programs, files and data is based upon the security of the communication media and authentication of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Louis D. Finkelstein, Daniel P. Brown
  • Patent number: 5920549
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (100) can be handed off while operating in the slotted mode of a CDMA system. The wireless communication device comprises a receiver searcher (109) that measures the signal strength of an active pilot prior to the assigned slot and at least one of a plurality of neighbor pilots during an assigned slot. Receiver fingers (107) demodulate a Paging Channel of the active pilot during an assigned slot and can also determine signal strength of pilots simultaneously with the receiver searcher. A Hot Neighbor List is used to prioritize the order in which neighbor pilots are scanned. A logic and control circuit (113) determines if neighbor pilots should be scanned beyond the assigned slot, if the Hot Neighbor List should be modified, and if the wireless communication device should be handed off to another pilot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Richard J. Vilmur
  • Patent number: 5903844
    Abstract: The location of a remote unit (113) within a wireless communication system (100) is determined by all base stations (101) within the wireless communication system (100) initiating a first page (wide-area location page) that is broadcast to the remote unit (113) over a paging channel. The serving and neighbor base stations are determined from the remote unit's (113) response to the wide-area location page, and those base stations are instructed to tune receiving elements to obtain data that will be transmitted by the remote unit (113) during location. A second message (Location Page Message) is then broadcast to the remote unit (113) via the serving base station (101). The Location Page Message instructs the remote unit (113) to periodically transmit a known Remote Unit Location Message (RULM) with increasing power levels for a predetermined number of times so that the remote unit's (113) location can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Stephen H. Sanders, III
  • Patent number: 5894500
    Abstract: A subscriber's signal (117) is removed from a composite signal (120) received in a serving base station (100), where the subscriber (113) is not in communication with the serving base station (100). The subscriber's signal (117) is removed from the composite signal (120) by receiving information regarding potential interferers in communication with the non-serving base stations (150). Next, a most reliable signal is determined from the potential interferers in communication with non-serving base stations (150-155). The most reliable signal is then removed from the composite signal (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Michael D. Kotzin
  • Patent number: 5855003
    Abstract: A base station system (203, 303) in a wireless communication system (208, 308) establishes a link between a mobile station (200, 300) and a speech recognition system (209, 312). When the base station system (203, 303) determines that such a connection is required, the base station system (203, 303) instructs the mobile station (200, 300) to switch from a first codec (201) specific to human speech to a second codec (202) specific to speech recognition. Only after the switch between codecs in the mobile station (200, 300) does the base station system (203, 303) establish the link between the mobile station (200, 300) and the speech recognition system (209, 312).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Ladden, Eugene J. Bruckert
  • Patent number: 5838733
    Abstract: A communication system mitigates signal distortion of output signals transmitted by a transmitter element (406). The communication system obtains parameters related to, inter alia, the number of traffic channels utilized by the system, the number of RF channels utilized by the system, the voltage levels of certain signal waveforms (321) within the system and information related to power levels being transmitted by the transmitter element (406). The communication system utilizes the obtained parameters to, in a first embodiment, clip the signal waveform at certain portions that exceed a determined threshold, and, in a second embodiment, automatic gain control the signal waveform during a symbol time period. By clipping or automatically gain controlling the input signal into the transmitting element (406), the distortion of a signal output from the transmitting element (406) is mitigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene J. Bruckert
  • Patent number: 5822359
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided to facilitate coherent communication in a random access channel. In encoding, reference symbols are inserted into a stream of access channel message data symbols and appended to a synchronization message to form a reference coded access channel transmission. Subsequently, the access channel transmission is prepared for transmission over a communication channel by being spread with a spreading code. In decoding, a known synchronization sequence is correlated with a received communication signal to generate a correlation peak when a synchronization message is present. The received communication signal is despread with a spreading code to derive a stream of reference samples and data samples. A channel response is determined from the correlation peak and revised based on estimates derived from the stream of reference samples. Finally, an estimated data symbol is detected from the stream of data samples by utilizing the revised channel response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Shawn B. Dempster, Fuyun Ling
  • Patent number: 5812542
    Abstract: A method (250) determines weighting coefficients (188, 190, 192) in a code division multiple access (CDMA) radio receiver (100). A representation (172) of a desired RF signal (166) is received (108, 124, 127). A plurality of data signals (176, 180, 184) are generated responsive to the representation (172) of a desired RF signal (166). A plurality of pilot signals (178, 182, 186) are generated responsive to the first representation (172) of a desired RF signal (166). A total received signal power (174) is measured (128). A plurality of weighting coefficients (188, 190, 192) are determined responsive to the plurality of data signals (176, 180, 184), the plurality of pilot signals (178, 182, 186) and the total received signal power (174).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Fuyun Ling
  • Patent number: 5812540
    Abstract: An orphan condition is mitigated in a spread-spectrum communication system by determining when a remote unit (113) is likely to become an orphan (315) and adjusting remote unit (113) operating parameters (360) to force additional base stations (101, 102) to be added the remote unit's (113) active set. In particular, when it is determined that a remote unit (113) is likely to become an orphan, T.sub.-- ADD and T.sub.-- COMP are adjusted so that the remote unit (113) is forced to add additional base stations (101, 102) to its active set. Increasing the number of base stations (101, 102) that a remote unit (113) is communicating with greatly reduces the probability that the remote unit (113) will become an orphan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Janusz Hyziak
  • Patent number: 5809020
    Abstract: A method (300) for adaptively adjusting weighting coefficients (188, 190, 192) in a code division multiple access (CDMA) radio receiver (100). A representation (172) of a desired RF signal (166) is received (108, 124, 127). A plurality of pilot signals (178, 182, 186) are generated responsive to the representation (172) of a desired RF signal (166). Each of a plurality of weighting coefficients (188, 190, 192) is determined responsive to more than one of the plurality of pilot signals (178, 182, 186).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene J. Bruckert, Fuyun Ling