Patents by Inventor Keith A. Olds

Keith A. Olds 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: 7855997
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for scheduling time division multiple access (TDMA) communications among a plurality of peer nodes arranged to form a wireless ad hoc mobile network. The peer nodes communicate with each other using directional antennas and a TDMA process. The method includes a scheduling process for scheduling at least one transmit time slot during which a first one of the plurality of peer nodes transmits wireless data to a second one of the plurality of peer nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley L. Adams, Keith A. Olds, Joseph B. Cain, Michael R. James
  • Publication number: 20090034489
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for scheduling time division multiple access (TDMA) communications among a plurality of peer nodes arranged to form a wireless ad hoc mobile network. The peer nodes communicate with each other using directional antennas and a TDMA process. The method includes a scheduling process for scheduling at least one transmit time slot during which a first one of the plurality of peer nodes transmits wireless data to a second one of the plurality of peer nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stanley L. Adams, Keith A. Olds, Joseph B. Cain, Michael R. James
  • Patent number: 7149515
    Abstract: Transcoding needs and selection are performed by a central call control function (17, 35). Each transcoder (18, 23, 34, 36) registers with the appropriate call control (17, 35). The call control then determines whether a vocoder is required at all. If vocoding is required, call control (17, 35) selects the appropriate transcoder (18, 34) and inserts the appropriate transcoder into the bearer traffic stream (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Hallin, Keith A. Olds, William N. Shores
  • Publication number: 20060120350
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described to address the need for a method and apparatus of voice transcoding in a VoIP environment that effectively interconnects multiple voice encoding formats. In general, a packet-based tandem transcoder (201) receives (706) packets that include vocoder data frames in which source voice samples have been encoded according to a first vocoding format. The transcoder then decodes (708) the vocoder data frames to produce a sequence of linear speech samples. Using a non-circuit switched communication path, an encoder obtains (710) linear speech samples from the sequence of linear speech samples and encodes (712) groups of speech samples from the sequence of linear speech samples to produce vocoder data frames according to a second vocoding format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Keith Olds, Barbara DeSutter, Leonard Pennock, Joseph Sligo
  • Publication number: 20050250450
    Abstract: A cellular communications system may include one or more cellular base stations and a plurality of mobile cellular communications devices for communicating therewith. More particularly, the cellular base station and the mobile cellular communications devices may each include an encoder for generating an information signal. Furthermore, a modulator may generate a modulated waveform based upon the information signal, a carrier signal having a frequency and phase associated therewith, and at least one carrier phase reference symbol. The modulator may also include an offset circuit so that the modulated waveform includes a carrier frequency indicator. A transmitter may also be included for transmitting the modulated waveform to the desired cellular base station or mobile cellular communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventor: Keith Olds
  • Publication number: 20050129061
    Abstract: A transcoder (40) includes a method for assigning transcoder channel elements (43, 44). The transcoding assignment method selects a DSP (60-75) selects a DSP (channel element) of the required type which has available channel elements (98). Further, the transcoding assignment method may dynamically reassign (118) DSPs from one channel element type to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Sligo, Barbara Desutter, Keith Olds
  • Patent number: 6898208
    Abstract: A transcoder (40) includes a method for assigning transcoder channel elements (43, 44). The transcoding assignment method selects a DSP (60-75) selects a DSP (channel element) of the required type which has available channel elements (98). Further, the transcoding assignment method may dynamically reassign (118) DSPs from one channel element type to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Sligo, Barbara M. DeSutter, Keith A. Olds
  • Publication number: 20050083910
    Abstract: Transcoding needs and selection are performed by a central call control function (17, 35). Each transcoder (18, 23, 34, 36) registers with the appropriate call control (17, 35). The call control then determines whether a vocoder is required at all. If vocoding is required, call control (17, 35) selects the appropriate transcoder (18, 34) and inserts the appropriate transcoder into the bearer traffic stream (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Hallin, Keith Olds, William Shores
  • Patent number: 6819286
    Abstract: A method for location determination using Bluetooth techniques is applicable within buildings, underground or within other structures. A mobile unit (10) seeks the location of a cell from location master (20). Location master (20) and a number of location subsidiaries (21-24) determine ranging information with regard to the mobile unit (10) using Bluetooth techniques. The location master (20) then determines the mobile unit location using least squares estimation or other triangulation methods (50). In an alternate embodiment, ranging information is fine tuned for noise and error measurements between the location master and the location subsidiaries (51, 53) are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Armbruster, Keith A. Olds, David T. Gustafson
  • Publication number: 20040169603
    Abstract: A method for location determination using Bluetooth techniques is applicable within buildings, underground or within other structures. A mobile unit (10) seeks the location of a cell from location master (20). Location master (20) and a number of location subsidiaries (21-24) determine ranging information with regard to the mobile unit (10) using Bluetooth techniques. The location master (20) then determines the mobile unit location using least squares estimation or other triangulation methods (50). In an alternate embodiment, ranging information is fine tuned for noise and error measurements between the location master and the location subsidiaries (51, 53) are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Peter J. Armbruster, Keith A. Olds, David T. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 6757263
    Abstract: A connectionless, wireless network (20) includes any number of subscriber units (24) and gateways (22). The subscriber units (24) and gateways (22) are configured to engage in wireless communications with preferably more than one other node. The gateways (22) provide portals through which communications may flow to and from the PSTN (26). A repeating subscriber unit (24) includes a router (34) to aid in routing data conveyances to various communication links (25). A routing table (76) provides intelligence which is independent of other routing tables (76) in other subscriber units (24) and gateways (22) and which indicates a variety of routes for data conveyances. Each repeating subscriber unit (24) makes its own decisions about where to route data conveyances based upon the destinations of the data conveyances and feedback received from neighbors of the repeating subscriber unit (24). Communication links (25) previously selected for routing data conveyances may be altered when conditions warrant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Olds
  • Patent number: 6625129
    Abstract: The methods (300, 900, and 1200), and apparatus (140 and 800) of the present invention employ demand assigned spatial multiplexing in a satellite communication system (100) to efficiently accommodate varying demand for high data rate service while minimizing satellite antenna and radio system complexity in a ubiquitous coverage satellite system optimized for transporting packet data. In a preferred embodiment, the methods (300, 900, 1000 and 1200) and apparatus (140 and 800) of the present invention use a first set of signaling beams (210) to establish signaling uplinks and then direct traffic spot beams (220) at particular UE devices to support traffic uplinks in accordance with demand assigned multiple access (DAMA) parameters when and only when the UE devices have traffic data to transmit to a satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Olds, Carl Myron Wagner
  • Publication number: 20030022395
    Abstract: Phased array components utilizing two or more different types of semiconductor in one monolithic device are provided. High quality epitaxil layers of monocrystalline materials (26) can be grown overlying monocrystalline substrates (22) such as large silicon wafers by forming a compliant substrate for growing the monocrystalline layers. An accommodating buffer layer (24) comprises a layer of monocrystalline oxide spaced apart from a silicon wafer by an amorphous interface layer (28) of silicon oxide. The amorphous interface layer dissipates strain and permits the growth of a high quality monocrystalline oxide accommodating buffer layer. Any lattice mismatch between the accommodating buffer layer and the underlying silicon substrate is taken care of by the amorphous interface layer. In addition, formation of a compliant substrate may include utilizing surfactant enhanced epitaxy, epitaxil growth of single crystal silicon onto single crystal oxidematerials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: Thoughtbeam, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Olds
  • Patent number: 6400927
    Abstract: A satellite ground station (500) mitigates potential interference from a fixed service installation (130, 150) by scanning a field of view and logging potentially interfering transmitters in a data structure (400). The data structure includes fields for azimuth, elevation, and frequency channel, and when complete, forms a map of potentially interfering transmitters within the field of view of the ground station. When a satellite traverses the field of view such that the ground station may interfere with, or be interfered with by, a known potentially interfering transmitter as identified in the map, the ground station takes mitigation measures such as changing frequency channels or handing-off to a different satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian M. Daniel, Curtis L. Cornils, Keith A. Olds, Ray O. Waddoups
  • Patent number: 6064859
    Abstract: Transmit, receive, and processing functions of a communication satellite are performed by two communication payload satellites. A transmit payload satellite (20) and a receive payload satellite (10) communicate via a crosslink (30,28) which provides the communication path between the two parts of the transmit and receive payload pair (50). The receive payload satellite (10) is optimized to perform substantially all of the receiving and processing functions required in space. The transmit payload satellite (20) is optimized to perform substantially all of the transmitting functions. The optimization process takes into account the location in space for the two separate payloads, where trade-offs are made with respect to electromagnetic signal interference issues, size, weight, power, and complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Leopold, Peter A. Swan, Keith A. Olds
  • Patent number: 5669062
    Abstract: Methods efficiently assign user channels in a LEO (low-earth orbit) telecommunication system. These methods adapt the channel reuses based on system load or demand. These methods achieve high capacity and minimize interference for the particular situation. Since these methods are adaptive, they adjust to maintain efficient operation as the load conditions change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Olds, Victor H. Cutler, Jr., Gerald J. Davieau
  • Patent number: 5659545
    Abstract: To obtain service from a satellite communication system, a mobile subscriber unit must acquire a TDMA communication channel. Because the satellites move with respect to the surface of the earth, propagation delays and Doppler shift affect the timing and frequency of received signals. A mobile subscriber unit synchronizes to the frequency and timing windows of a satellite communication station by receiving frequency and timing corrections during channel acquisition. The satellite initially estimates correction factors during initial acquisition requests and further estimates correction factors from synchronization bursts from the subscriber unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Sowles, Ralph C. Gregg, Keith A. Olds
  • Patent number: 5613194
    Abstract: A satellite-based, world-wide cellular messaging system transmits paging messages to pagers. The messages are transmitted at unique times, on unique frequencies, and into uniquely identified cells according to a plan which is periodically revised and transmitted in advance to the pagers. Battery resources in the satellites and pagers are thereby conserved, and interference between transmissions to adjacent cells is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Olds, Gregory B. Vatt, Christopher N. Kurby
  • Patent number: 5603079
    Abstract: A satellite-based, world-wide cellular messaging system transmits paging messages to pagers. The messages are transmitted during a guard-band time-slot of a compatible world-wide cellular telephone system. In order to achieve better penetration, the satellites boost their transmit power for paging messages. One or more paging carrier frequencies may be used to accommodate differences in paging demand among different terrestrial cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Olds, Gregory B. Vatt, Christopher N. Kurby
  • Patent number: 5596315
    Abstract: A satellite-based, world-wide cellular messaging system transmits paging messages to pagers via multiple beams. A message unit monitors multiple beams, recording the visit information for each beam, and ultimately determines the optimum beam to monitor for messages. The message unit, which conserves battery resources by entering into a sleep mode, synchronizes quickly to its message block when it awakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Olds, Gregory B. Vatt, Christopher N. Kurby