Patents by Inventor Gennaro Musella

Gennaro Musella 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: 10996341
    Abstract: A Pseudo-Random Noise code generator module is configured to generate PRN codes operating with different navigation standards for use with a GNSS receiver. The generator includes a number of linear shift registers including a respective number of feedback taps and a channel selection network including an output multiplexer. A first register includes a first number of taps and a second register includes a second number of taps. The first register and second register are associated with a respective feedback network to combine signals at the feedback taps to obtain a feedback signal that is selectably fed back through a selection circuit at an input of the respective register. A network can selectably concatenate the first register with the second register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Gennaro Musella
  • Publication number: 20200064492
    Abstract: A GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver apparatus includes a bank of correlators configured to receive in-phase and quadrature versions of a received signal. A code numerical controlled oscillator is configured to determine a code frequency. A GNSS pseudo random noise sequence generator is configured to generate a pseudo random noise sequence at the code frequency set by the code numerical controlled oscillator. A GNSS pseudo random noise delayed sequence generator includes a first shift register and a second shift register. Taps of the shift registers are selectable as a punctual replica, an early replica and a delayed replica of the pseudo random noise sequence. An enable circuit is configured to generate an enable signal coupled to an enable input of the flip-flops, the enable signal operating at a selectable enable frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Gennaro Musella
  • Publication number: 20190162859
    Abstract: A Pseudo-Random Noise code generator module is configured to generate PRN codes operating with different navigation standards for use with a GNSS receiver. The generator includes a number of linear shift registers including a respective number of feedback taps and a channel selection network including an output multiplexer. A first register includes a first number of taps and a second register includes a second number of taps. The first register and second register are associated with a respective feedback network to combine signals at the feedback taps to obtain a feedback signal that is selectably fed back through a selection circuit at an input of the respective register. A network can selectably concatenate the first register with the second register.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Gennaro Musella