Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Stewart

Kenneth A. Stewart 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: 10345267
    Abstract: A method of detecting material changes in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected to form data. The data comprises a number of ultrasonic A-scans. The data is processed to identify a plurality of frequency measurements for each of the number of ultrasonic A-scans. A frequency image is displayed using the plurality of frequency measurements. The material changes are represented in the frequency image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew O'Donnell, Ivan Pelivanov, Steven Kenneth Brady, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard, William P. Motzer, Clarence Lavere Gordon, III, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10309893
    Abstract: A method of detecting inconsistencies in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by a surface of the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected over a duration of time to form data. The data comprises an ultrasonic A-scan spectrum. The data is processed to identify a structure signal in a frequency domain of the ultrasonic A-scan spectrum. The structure signal of the ultrasonic A-scan spectrum is compared to a structure signal of a composite structure standard to determine whether the inconsistencies are present in the number of composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gary Ernest Georgeson, William P. Motzer, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, Steven Kenneth Brady, James C. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10284281
    Abstract: A wireless communication base station is disclosed. The base station includes a transceiver coupled to a controller configured to generate a sub-frame having first control region for a first set of users and a second control region for a second set of users that do not receive the first control region, the first control region has a fixed starting location within the sub-frame and the second control region has a starting location that is one of several possible starting locations within the sub-frame, wherein the controller is configured to cause the transceiver to transmit the sub-frame to the first and second sets of users without signaling the starting location of the second control region in the sub-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Xiangyang Zhuang, Robert T. Love, Vijay Nangia, Ajit Nimbalker, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10028250
    Abstract: A method in a wireless communication terminal includes receiving configuration signaling for transmitting on a first set of radio resources wherein transmitting only on the first set of radio resources leads to a time-domain periodic repetitive pattern of transmissions from the terminal in a transmission interval that causes interference to a companion device communicably coupled to the wireless communication terminal. The terminals selects a second set of radio resources for transmitting on in the transmission interval such that transmissions on a combination of the second set of radio resources and the first set of radio resources does not lead to a periodic repetitive pattern of transmissions from the terminal in the transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ravikiran Nory, Ravi Kuchibhotla, Robert T. Love, Vijay Nangia, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20180176915
    Abstract: A method in a wireless communication device including receiving (410) a composite control channel including at least two control channel elements, each control channel element only contains radio resource assignment information, for example, a codeword, exclusively addressed to a single wireless communication entity. The device combines (420) at least two of the control channel elements, and decodes (430) the combined control channel elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Ravi Kuchibhotla, Raja S. Bachu, Brian K. Classon, Robert T. Love, Ravikiran Nory, Kenneth A. Stewart, Yakun Sun
  • Publication number: 20180176916
    Abstract: A method in a wireless communication device including receiving (410) a composite control channel including at least two control channel elements, each control channel element only contains radio resource assignment information, for example, a codeword, exclusively addressed to a single wireless communication entity. The device combines (420) at least two of the control channel elements, and decodes (430) the combined control channel elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Ravi Kuchibhotla, Raja S. Bachu, Brian K. Classon, Robert T. Love, Ravikiran Nory, Kenneth A. Stewart, Yakun Sun
  • Patent number: 9918312
    Abstract: A method in a wireless communication device including receiving (410) a composite control channel including at least two control channel elements, each control channel element only contains radio resource assignment information, for example, a codeword, exclusively addressed to a single wireless communication entity. The device combines (420) at least two of the control channel elements, and decodes (430) the combined control channel elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Kuchibhotla, Raja S. Bachu, Brian K. Classon, Robert T. Love, Ravikiran Nory, Kenneth A. Stewart, Yakun Sun
  • Patent number: 9813200
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting an orthogonal frequency domain multiple access (OFDMA) signal including a synchronization channel signal transmitted including a plurality of sequence elements interleaved in time and frequency. The synchronization channel signal sequence elements enable an initial acquisition and cell search method with low computational load by providing predetermined time domain symmetry for common sequence elements in OFDMA symbol periods for OFDMA symbol timing detection and frequency error detection in an OFDMA system supporting multiple system bandwidths, both synchronized and un-synchronized systems, a large cell index and an OFDMA symbol structure with both short and long cyclic prefix length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Hidenori Akita, Kevin L. Baum, Brian K. Classon, Masaya Fukuta, Hiroshi Hayashi, Vijay Nangia, Robert T. Love, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9807701
    Abstract: A multimode wireless communication terminal that communicates using a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT determines whether the first and second RATs are in an active state, and modifies a maximum transmit power limit of the first RAT based on a voice codec rate of a voice transmission on the second RAT when the first RAT and the second RAT are in the active state concurrently, wherein the second RAT is conducting the voice transmission in the active state. In an alternative embodiment, the limit is modified based on a transmit power status of the second RAT or on a transmission type of the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Love, Ravikiran Nory, Kenneth A. Stewart, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 9757155
    Abstract: A bone instrumentation cover or shield has a hollow cap or casing for encapsulating projecting parts of instrumentation installed in a bone, and a fastener portion for securing it to the bone or to parts of the instrumentation. The instrumentation shield or cover is made of medically safe material, in various sizes, and may be a rigid casing or pliable, stretchable, or adaptable with slidable, displaceable or pleated panels to provide a medically safe physical barrier between projecting parts of bone instrumentation constructs and surrounding bone and soft tissues, in order to minimize local irritation or injury and to provide a barrier to ingrowth from bone and/or fibrous tissues. The cap or casing is readily applied over the instrumentation, then cinched, tied or fastened to the instrumentation or adjacent areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth Stewart
  • Patent number: 9565655
    Abstract: In a method of detecting a transmission bandwidth configuration, the method includes monitoring (610) a first set of control channel candidates in a subframe (424) using a first transmission bandwidth and includes monitoring (612) a second set of control channel candidates using a second transmission bandwidth. The method also includes detecting (614) a control channel (428) in one of the first set of control channel candidates and the second set of control channel candidates and includes determining (616) a transmission bandwidth (421, 423) configuration for the subframe based on the detected control channel of one of the first set of control candidates and the second set of control channel candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Love, Ajit Nimbalker, Ravikiran Nory, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9541632
    Abstract: A base station communicates a positioning reference signal (PRS) to wireless communication devices over a downlink in a wireless communication system by encoding a PRS into a first set of transmission resources, encoding other information into a second set of transmission resources, multiplexing the two sets of resources into a subframe such that the first set of resources is multiplexed into at least a portion of a first set of orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) symbols based on an identifier associated with the base station and the second set of resources is multiplexed into a second set of OFDM symbols. Upon receiving the subframe, a wireless communication device determines which set of transmission resources contains the PRS based on the identifier associated with the base station that transmitted the subframe and processes the set of resources containing the PRS to estimate timing (e.g., time of arrival) information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Colin Frank, Sandeep H. Krishnamurthy, Kenneth A. Stewart, Xiangyang Zhuang, Robert T. Love
  • Patent number: 9496938
    Abstract: A method for configurable spatial channel information feedback in wireless communication systems is disclosed including receiving, at the wireless communication device, transmission from a plurality of antennas, receiving an indication of a feedback mode for feeding back spatial channel information that is based on correlations among at least some of the plurality of antennas, decomposing a correlation matrix representative of the correlations among at least some of the plurality of antennas into at least two Kronecker components, and feeding back parameters representative of the Kronecker components according to the feedback mode indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Xiangyang Zhuang, Krishna Kamal Sayana, Kenneth A Stewart
  • Publication number: 20160323832
    Abstract: A multimode wireless communication terminal that communicates using a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT determines whether the first and second RATs are in an active state, and modifies a maximum transmit power limit of the first RAT based on a voice codec rate of a voice transmission on the second RAT when the first RAT and the second RAT are in the active state concurrently, wherein the second RAT is conducting the voice transmission in the active state. In an alternative embodiment, the limit is modified based on a transmit power status of the second RAT or on a transmission type of the first RAT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Love, Ravikiran Nory, Kenneth A. Stewart, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Publication number: 20160315742
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting an orthogonal frequency domain multiple access (OFDMA) signal including a synchronization channel signal transmitted including a plurality of sequence elements interleaved in time and frequency. The synchronization channel signal sequence elements enable an initial acquisition and cell search method with low computational load by providing predetermined time domain symmetry for common sequence elements in OFDMA symbol periods for OFDMA symbol timing detection and frequency error detection in an OFDMA system supporting multiple system bandwidths, both synchronized and un-synchronized systems, a large cell index and an OFDMA symbol structure with both short and long cyclic prefix length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Hidenori Akita, Kevin L. Baum, Brian K. Classon, Masaya Fukuta, Hiroshi Hayashi, Vijay Nangia, Robert T. Love, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9413395
    Abstract: A multimode wireless communication terminal that communicates using a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT determines whether the first and second RATs are in an active state, and modifies a maximum transmit power limit of the first RAT based on a voice codec rate of a voice transmission on the second RAT when the first RAT and the second RAT are in the active state concurrently, wherein the second RAT is conducting the voice transmission in the active state. In an alternative embodiment, the limit is modified based on a transmit power status of the second RAT or on a transmission type of the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Love, Ravikiran Nory, Kenneth A. Stewart, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 9397799
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting an orthogonal frequency domain multiple access (OFDMA) signal including a synchronization channel signal transmitted including a plurality of sequence elements interleaved in time and frequency. The synchronization channel signal sequence elements enable an initial acquisition and cell search method with low computational load by providing predetermined time domain symmetry for common sequence elements in OFDMA symbol periods for OFDMA symbol timing detection and frequency error detection in an OFDMA system supporting multiple system bandwidths, both synchronized and un-synchronized systems, a large cell index and an OFDMA symbol structure with both short and long cyclic prefix length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Hidenori Akita, Kevin L. Baum, Brian K. Classon, Masaya Fukuta, Hiroshi Hayashi, Vijay Nangia, Robert T. Love, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9392464
    Abstract: A broadband cellular network (BCN) provides a user equipment (UE) access to TVWS resources. The BCN authorizes the UE to access TVWS resources by conveying a mobile device identifier received from the UE, and a cell identifier associated with the UE's coverage area, to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified Database and receiving, from the Database, and storing an FCC ID associated with the UE and a set of available TVWS resources. The BCN then conveys, to the UE via a broadband cellular technology, a channel resource information element (CRIE) that includes the cell identifier and identifies the set of available TVWS resources. Subsequently, the BCN re-authorizes the UE to access TVWS resources based on the stored FCC ID and without re-conveying the mobile device identifier to the Database. The BCN further utilizes broadband cellular technology procedures to provide a “virtual” contact verification signal (VCVS) to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Stewart, Colin D. Frank, Sandeep H. Krishnamurthy, Ravi Kuchibhotla, Robert T. Love, Ajit Nimbalker, Ravikiran Nory
  • Patent number: 9370021
    Abstract: A wireless communication user terminal includes a controller communicably coupled to a transceiver. The controller is configured to tune the transceiver to transmit on a narrowband uplink control channel within a wideband frequency resource. The uplink control channel includes a pair of uplink control channels separated within the wideband frequency resource wherein the pair of uplink control channels are each located within a corresponding PUCCH resource region. The controller is also configured to change a frequency location of at least one of the uplink control channels, within the corresponding PUCCH resource region, away from an edge of the wideband frequency resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Love, Edgar P. Fernandes, Vijay Nangia, Dale G. Schwent, Kenneth A. Stewart, David R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9345021
    Abstract: A method in a wireless communication device including receiving control signaling from a base station in a control region of a downlink carrier spanning a first bandwidth, receiving a signaling message from the base station indicating a second bandwidth, receiving a first control message within the control region using a first Downlink Control Information (DCI) format size, the first DCI format size based on the first bandwidth, and receiving a second control message within the control region using a second DCI format size, the second DCI format size based on the second bandwidth, wherein the second bandwidth is distinct from the first bandwidth and the first and second control messages indicate downlink resource assignments for the downlink carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ravikiran Nory, Ravi Kuchibhotla, Jialing Liu, Robert T. Love, Ajit Nimbalker, Kenneth A. Stewart