Patents by Inventor Matthew Stuart Grob

Matthew Stuart Grob 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: 10432272
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to variable multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) downlink user equipment. Features are described for dynamically adjusting an operational state of a user equipment to obtain network services (e.g., downlink data traffic) according to different transmission modes. The user equipment may provide reports to a network controller indicating characteristics of the user equipment. The characteristics may indicate service level, quality, or type needed for user equipment operations. The user equipment may receive configuration information to adjust wireless capabilities to best meet the identified needs of the user equipment and the MIMO network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob, Michael Mingxi Fan, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Publication number: 20180115973
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and systems for providing improved position location (e.g., time-of-arrival) measurement and enhanced position location in wireless communication systems. In an example method, an access terminal may receive a reference signal in a time slot, the reference signal comprising a sequence of symbols known to a receiver before being received, and may determine, based at least in part on the reference signal, a position location of the access terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Patent number: 9955476
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and systems for providing improved position-location (e.g., time-of-arrival) measurement and enhanced position location in wireless communication systems. In an embodiment, an access point may replace information (e.g., data) transmission by a “known” transmission (or “reference transmission”) at a predetermined time known to access terminals in the corresponding sectors. The access terminals may use the received reference transmission to perform a position-location measurement, and report back the measured information. The access point may also send a reference transmission on demand, e.g., in response to a request from an access terminal in need for a location-based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Patent number: 9503134
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to adapting transmitter configuration for efficient concurrent primary user detection through adaptive self-interference cancellation. A wireless transmitting device may schedule a transmission in a shared spectrum. The device may scan at least a portion of the shared spectrum during the transmission to receive a signal. Interference caused by the transmission may he cancelled from the received signal using self-interference cancellation circuitry. The device may determine whether the received signal indicates usage by a primary user of the shared spectrum. In an aspect, the transmission may be a SISO transmission. In another aspect, carrier aggregation may be used for the transmission and a potential carrier may be subject to primary user detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Patent number: 9294932
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for controlling antenna down tilt in a mixed coordinated/non-coordinated network include receiving one or more input signals defining a waveform to be transmitted, for determining a tilt angle state to be applied to the antenna based on the one or more input signals, and for transmitting a tilt control signal if the determined tilt angle state differs from a current tilt angle state associated with the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Kent Walker, Matthew Stuart Grob, Jun Wang, Xiaoxia Zhang, Ernest Tadashi Ozaki, Allen Minh-Triet Tran
  • Publication number: 20150382190
    Abstract: An authentication system includes a first authentication key associated with a first device, the first authentication key having a corresponding authentication level, a second authentication key associated with a second device, the second authentication key having a corresponding authentication level, and an enhanced authentication key generated when the first and second authentication keys are combined, the enhanced authentication key having an authentication level that represents a higher authentication level than the authentication level of the first authentication key and the authentication level of the second authentication key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Michael-David Nakayoshi Canoy, Stephen Alton Sprigg, Paul E. Jacobs, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Publication number: 20150296413
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to adapting transmitter configuration for efficient concurrent primary user detection through adaptive self-interference cancellation. A wireless transmitting device may schedule a transmission in a shared spectrum. The device may scan at least a portion of the shared spectrum during the transmission to receive a signal. Interference caused by the transmission may he cancelled from the received signal using self-interference cancellation circuitry. The device may determine whether the received signal indicates usage by a primary user of the shared spectrum. In an aspect, the transmission may be a SISO transmission. In another aspect, carrier aggregation may be used for the transmission and a potential carrier may be subject to primary user detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel SADEK, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Patent number: 9136958
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided in connection with facilitating hybrid unicast/broadcast service distribution. In one example, a communications device is equipped to provide a parity portion of titles in a channel of a service to a plurality of UEs at a first time, receive, from a UE at a second time, a request to access a title of the one or more titles, and provide an enablement item, to the requesting UE, which is a portion of the requested title that, when processed with the provided parity portion of the requested title, is sufficient to allow the requesting UE to decode and access to the requested title. In an aspect, the parity portion may be a parity portion of a fountain code encoded title, and the enablement item may be repair symbols of the fountain code encoded title.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Kent Walker, Charles N. Lo, Chaitali Gupta, Matthew Stuart Grob, Nagaraju Naik, Jun Wang, Michael G. Luby
  • Publication number: 20150181299
    Abstract: A deployment and distribution model improves content delivery with a business incentive for placement of kiosks with one or more wireless access points in public locations so that portable media players (PMPs) can receive media content (e.g., audio, video, text, haptic content, etc.). In addition, coordination between subscribing users of PMPs, vendors who provide kiosks, and a network central controller of a content distribution system allow for prepositioning of video content at the kiosks through economically desirable low data rate communication links from the network (e.g., dial-up modem, DSL, etc.); coordinated queuing of downloads (e.g., partial downloads) between kiosk to PMP, peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading between PMPs, and uploads from PMP to kiosk; billing/crediting to correspond with such participation in the distribution; and changing priority/selection of prepositioning of content at kiosks to reflect a clientele profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Hans Rauber, Matthew Stuart Grob, Baaziz Achour, Brian K. Butler, Peter Carson, Sanjay K. Jha
  • Publication number: 20150070323
    Abstract: A display device may include a display, an optical touch system proximate the display and a control system. The control system may be capable of receiving input for initiating a peer-to-peer data transfer and of performing an authentication process for the peer-to-peer data transfer. The authentication process may involve obtaining fingerprint images via the optical touch system. The display device may provide a prompt to position the display device proximate a second device, e.g., with the display adjacent to a display of the second device. The display may display data transfer parameters for the peer-to-peer data transfer. The optical touch system may receive a confirmation that the second device received the data transfer parameters. The peer-to-peer data transfer may be performed, at least in part, by an array of optical transceivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: John Hyunchul Hong, Paul Eric Jacobs, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Publication number: 20150071648
    Abstract: A display device may include a display, an optical touch system proximate the display and a control system. The control system may be capable of receiving input for initiating a peer-to-peer data transfer and of performing an authentication process for the peer-to-peer data transfer. The authentication process may involve obtaining fingerprint images via the optical touch system. The display device may provide a prompt to position the display device proximate a second device, e.g., with the display adjacent to a display of the second device. The display may display data transfer parameters for the peer-to-peer data transfer. The optical touch system may receive a confirmation that the second device received the data transfer parameters. The peer-to-peer data transfer may be performed, at least in part, by an array of optical transceivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John Hyunchul Hong, Paul Eric Jacobs, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Patent number: 8963486
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless charging. A charging system may comprise at least one power generation system configured to convert renewable energy to another form of energy and convey the another form of energy. The charging system may further include at least one transmit antenna coupled to the at least one power generation system and configured to receive the another form of energy from the at least one power generation system. Further, the at least one transmit antenna is configured to wirelessly transmit energy to at least one other antenna positioned within an associated coupling-mode region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miles Alexander Lyell Kirby, Virginia Walker Keating, Matthew Stuart Grob, Michael Mangan, Joel Bernarte
  • Patent number: 8878393
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A power transmitting device is attached to an existing vehicle item or is embedded in a vehicle element. The power transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near-field radiation within a coupling-mode region. An amplifier applies a driving signal to the transmit antenna. A presence detector may detect a presence of a receiver device within the coupling-mode region. The presence detector may also detect a human presence. An enclosed compartment detector may detect when the vehicle element is in a closed state. A power output may be adjusted in response to the closed state, the presence of a receiver device, and the presence of a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miles Alexander Lyell Kirby, Rinat Burdo, Virginia Walker Keating, Matthew Stuart Grob, Stuart Heilsberg, Michael Mangan, Ernest Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20140269638
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and systems for providing improved position-location (e.g., time-of-arrival) measurement and enhanced position location in wireless communication systems. In an embodiment, an access point may replace information (e.g., data) transmission by a “known” transmission (or “reference transmission”) at a predetermined time known to access terminals in the corresponding sectors. The access terminals may use the received reference transmission to perform a position-location measurement, and report back the measured information. The access point may also send a reference transmission on demand, e.g., in response to a request from an access terminal in need for a location-based service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Patent number: 8773308
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and systems for providing improved position-location (e.g., time-of-arrival) measurement and enhanced position location in wireless communication systems. In an embodiment, an access point may replace information (e.g., data) transmission by a “known” transmission (or “reference transmission”) at a predetermined time known to access terminals in the corresponding sectors. The access terminals may use the received reference transmission to perform a position-location measurement, and report back the measured information. The access point may also send a reference transmission on demand, e.g., in response to a request from an access terminal in need for a location-based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Patent number: 8665880
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for scheduling distribution of content to a plurality of devices in a communication network, such as a cellular-based wireless network. According to this disclosure, two or more distribution techniques may be used, and scheduling techniques are performed to determine which distribution technique to use for different content. For example, content can be broadcast to all devices on the network (broadcast), multicast within several cells of the network (multi-cell multicast), multicast in a specific cell of the network (single cell multicast), or unicast to one or more specific devices within specific cells of the network (unicast). The scheduling techniques described in this disclosure may improve content distribution by substantially maximizing the number of content requests that are satisfied, particularly when bandwidth is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mehmet Yavuz, Matthew Stuart Grob, Nagesh S. Nandiraju
  • Publication number: 20130344798
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided in connection with facilitating hybrid unicast/broadcast service distribution. In one example, a communications device is equipped to provide a parity portion of titles in a channel of a service to a plurality of UEs at a first time, receive, from a UE at a second time, a request to access a title of the one or more titles, and provide an enablement item, to the requesting UE, which is a portion of the requested title that, when processed with the provided parity portion of the requested title, is sufficient to allow the requesting UE to decode and access to the requested title. In an aspect, the parity portion may be a parity portion of a fountain code encoded title, and the enablement item may be repair symbols of the fountain code encoded title.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gordon Kent WALKER, Charles N. LO, Chaitali GUPTA, Matthew Stuart GROB, Nagaraju NAIK, Jun WANG, Michael G. LUBY
  • Patent number: 8611325
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for providing venue-cast service in a wireless access network are disclosed. A local transmitter can request reservation of air link resources on the wireless access network for a venue-cast transmission. The local transmitter can receive a forward link signal with a timing reference for data transmitted on the wireless access network such as, for example, the forward link signal in an EV-DO network or a FLO-based media distribution system. Based on the timing reference, the local transmitter can transmit venue-cast information in a same frequency band as the forward link signal utilizing the reserved air link resources. Optionally, the venue-cast system can include a collocated network repeater and the local transmitter can synchronize its timing and transmit power to the forward link signal from the repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob, Raghuraman Krishnamoorthi, Mingxi Fan, Jiming Guo
  • Patent number: 8588777
    Abstract: A communication system that allows a soft handoff to be completed, even when the communications link between the active base station and the mobile station deteriorates before the mobile station has received the handoff direction message. The mobile station maintains a list of base stations that the mobile station is in communication with, referred to as an “Active Set”. In addition, the mobile station maintains another list of base stations that are proximate to the base stations in the active set. This list is referred to as the “Neighbor Set”. In accordance with the disclosed method and apparatus, the mobile station places a base station in the active set upon including the base station in a pilot strength measurement message (PSMM). The mobile station monitors transmissions from all of the base stations on the active set to receive a handoff direction message (HDM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Stuart Grob, Roberto Padovani, Paul E. Bender, Gadi Karmi, Robert H. Kimball, Greg M. Hoagland
  • Patent number: 8406774
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and systems for server selection during feedback channel impairment in wireless communications. The feedback channel may be provided by a data rate control (DRC) channel, transmitted from an access terminal to an access network relating the selected serving sector (DRC cover) and the desired data rate (DRC rate) for transmission on forward link. During DRC cover erasure (e.g., due to channel impairment), a data source control (DSC) channel may be used as complimentary information to assist the DRC erasure mapping decision at the access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm, Incorporated
    Inventors: Mehmet Yavuz, Sarut Vanichpun, Yeliz Tokgoz, Matthew Stuart Grob, Peter John Black