Patents by Inventor Michael Robert Peake

Michael Robert Peake 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: 8750445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication method, system and signal, and in particular to a method and system for communicating information in a digital signal. It has particular application to satellite or terrestrial packet-based multi-user radio communication systems. A method for communicating information in a digital signal comprising data symbols is disclosed, wherein the information is encoded in a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols distributed amongst the data symbols, such that a receiver is able to determine the sequence characteristic and retrieve the transmitted information. The invention allows information to be encoded into a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols, rather than relying on modulating such information onto the pilot symbols themselves. This allows a significantly larger number of pieces of information to be transmitted than hitherto possible, and the technique is more resistant to large frequency errors than prior techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: EMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Peake, Mark Rice, Timothy Clifton Giles
  • Publication number: 20140086348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication method, system and signal, and in particular to a method and system for communicating information in a digital signal. It has particular application to satellite or terrestrial packet-based multi-user radio communication systems. A method for communicating information in a digital signal comprising data symbols is disclosed, wherein the information is encoded in a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols distributed amongst the data symbols, such that a receiver is able to determine the sequence characteristic and retrieve the transmitted information. The invention allows information to be encoded into a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols, rather than relying on modulating such information onto the pilot symbols themselves. This allows a significantly larger number of pieces of information to be transmitted than hitherto possible, and the technique is more resistant to large frequency errors than prior techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: EMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Peake, Mark Rice, Timothy Clifton Giles
  • Patent number: 8599957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication method, system and signal, and in particular to a method and system for communicating information in a digital signal. It has particular application to satellite or terrestrial packet-based multi-user radio communication systems. A method for communicating information in a digital signal comprising data symbols is disclosed, wherein the information is encoded in a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols distributed amongst the data symbols, such that a receiver is able to determine the sequence characteristic and retrieve the transmitted information. The invention allows information to be encoded into a sequence characteristic of pilot, symbols, rather than relying on modulating such information onto the pilot symbols themselves. This allows a significantly larger number of pieces of information to be transmitted than hitherto possible, and the technique is more resistant to large frequency errors than prior techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: EMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Peake, Mark Rice, Timothy Clifton Giles
  • Publication number: 20100150263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication method, system and signal, and in particular to a method and system for communicating information in a digital signal. It has particular application to satellite or terrestrial packet-based multi-user radio communication systems. A method for communicating information in a digital signal comprising data symbols is disclosed, wherein the information is encoded in a sequence characteristic of pilot symbols distributed amongst the data symbols, such that a receiver is able to determine the sequence characteristic and retrieve the transmitted information. The invention allows information to be encoded into a sequence characteristic of pilot, symbols, rather than relying on modulating such information onto the pilot symbols themselves. This allows a significantly larger number of pieces of information to be transmitted than hitherto possible, and the technique is more resistant to large frequency errors than prior techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: DSPACE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Michael Robert Peake, Mark Rice, Timothy Clifton Giles
  • Patent number: 7558354
    Abstract: This invention relates to signal processing in telecommunications, particularly but not exclusively for use in wireless TDMA systems. In particular, the invention concerns methods for use in communication systems making use of pilot symbols. The invention provides a method of placing pilot symbols in a data stream for telecommunication systems, wherein the pilot symbols are spaced in time using a range of different intervals between symbols. The intervals between the pilot symbols are substantially fractal in nature, the distribution of pilot symbols involving repetitions of irregular groupings of pilot symbols in the data stream. Preferably, the irregular groupings of pilot symbols are irregularly spaced in the data stream. The invention also provides a method and means for acquiring the time and frequency offset of a packet of data by using pilot symbols distributed within the packet as defined above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: DSpace Pty., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Peake, Mark Rice