Patents by Inventor John Nicholas Wilson

John Nicholas Wilson 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: 10965506
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10958365
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, and a transmission method that enable provision of an emergency warning service more suited to actual operation. Provided is a reception apparatus that includes a reception section and a demodulation section. The reception section receives a physical layer frame transported as a broadcast signal. The demodulation section demodulates physical layer signalling acquired from the physical layer frame and monitors whether or not emergency warning information has been transported on a basis of emergency warning notice information acquired as a result of the demodulation. In a case where the emergency warning notice information indicates that the emergency warning information has been transported, the reception apparatus starts up automatically. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a transport system for transporting a physical layer frame compliant with a DVB-T2 standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Takahashi, Lachlan Bruce Michael, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200153667
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Asangbeng ATUNGSIRI, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10541844
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10405187
    Abstract: A receiver receiving data includes: a first receiver configured to receive data in a first frequency band; a second receiver configured to receive second data in a second frequency band, the second frequency band being a subset of the first frequency band; and a data selector configured to select the frequency of operation of the second receiver from within the second frequency band in accordance with information representing the physical geographical location of the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventors: David Rowland Williams, Stephen Beck, John Nicholas Wilson, Gholam Hosein Asjadi
  • Publication number: 20190238245
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, and a transmission method that enable provision of an emergency warning service more suited to actual operation. Provided is a reception apparatus that includes a reception section and a demodulation section. The reception section receives a physical layer frame transported as a broadcast signal. The demodulation section demodulates physical layer signalling acquired from the physical layer frame and monitors whether or not emergency warning information has been transported on a basis of emergency warning notice information acquired as a result of the demodulation. In a case where the emergency warning notice information indicates that the emergency warning information has been transported, the reception apparatus starts up automatically. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a transport system for transporting a physical layer frame compliant with a DVB-T2 standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR' SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki TAKAHASHI, Lachlan Bruce MICHAEL, John Nicholas WILSON
  • Patent number: 10362486
    Abstract: A method of reducing interference to reception of streams of television content received at a television receiver in which each of the streams of television content are transmitted on one of a plurality of frequency channels in accordance with a channel map which defines on which of the plurality of frequency channels each stream of television content is transmitted and the interference being caused by a base station transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more mobile devices via radio communication signals in a vicinity of the television receiver. The method includes identifying the channel map and adapting a transmission of the radio communication signals between the base station and the one or more of mobile devices in accordance with the identified channel map to reduce interference at the television receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: John Christopher Clifton, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10333753
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Peron, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Publication number: 20190081833
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Asangbeng ATUNGSIRI, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10164743
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180351773
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Luc PERON, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 10044540
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Peron, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 10020970
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus is arranged to map input data symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed OFDM symbols. The predetermined number of sub-carrier signals is determined in accordance with one of a plurality of operating modes and the input data symbols are divided into first sets of input data symbols and second sets of input data symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180048504
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus is arranged to map input data symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed OFDM symbols. The predetermined number of sub-carrier signals is determined in accordance with one of a plurality of operating modes and the input data symbols are divided into first sets of input data symbols and second sets of input data symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: SATURN LICENSING LLC.
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170374556
    Abstract: A method of reducing interference to reception of streams of television content received at a television receiver in which each of the streams of television content are transmitted on one of a plurality of frequency channels in accordance with a channel map which defines on which of the plurality of frequency channels each stream of television content is transmitted and the interference being caused by a base station transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more mobile devices via radio communication signals in a vicinity of the television receiver. The method includes identifying the channel map and adapting a transmission of the radio communication signals between the base station and the one or more of mobile devices in accordance with the identified channel map to reduce interference at the television receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: John Christopher CLIFTON, John Nicholas WILSON
  • Publication number: 20170331656
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Luc PERON, Matthew Paul Athol TAYLOR, John Nicholas WILSON, Samuel Asangbeng ATUNGSIRI
  • Patent number: 9749869
    Abstract: A method of reducing interference to reception of streams of television content received at a television receiver in which each of the streams of television content are transmitted on one of a plurality of frequency channels in accordance with a channel map which defines on which of the plurality of frequency channels each stream of television content is transmitted and the interference being caused by a base station transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more mobile devices via radio communication signals in a vicinity of the television receiver. The method includes identifying the channel map and adapting a transmission of the radio communication signals between the base station and the one or more of mobile devices in accordance with the identified channel map to reduce interference at the television receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: John Christopher Clifton, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 9722836
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Peron, Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, John Nicholas Wilson, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: RE46550
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: RE48147
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus maps input symbols to be communicated onto a predetermined number of sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol. The data processor includes an interleaver memory which reads-in the predetermined number of data symbols for mapping onto the OFDM sub-carrier signals. The interleaver memory reads-out the data symbols on to the OFDM sub-carriers to effect the mapping, the read-out being in a different order than the read-in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are interleaved on to the sub-carrier signals. The set of addresses are generated from an address generator which comprises a linear feedback shift register and a permutation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Athol Taylor, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, John Nicholas Wilson