Patents by Inventor Michael Wengler

Michael Wengler 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).

  • Publication number: 20220124689
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication including a base station transmitting a preamble including information indicating a sector identifier and an antenna port value. The base station further transmits a pilot sequence, wherein the pilot sequence and the location of the pilot sequence are based on the sector identifier and on the antenna port value. A base station configured to perform the method is also disclosed. A corresponding subscriber station configured to receive the preamble and pilot sequence is also disclosed, as well as a subscriber station method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Patent number: 11212788
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication including a base station transmitting a preamble including information indicating a sector identifier and an antenna port value. The base station further transmits a pilot sequence, wherein the pilot sequence and the location of the pilot sequence are based on the sector identifier and on the antenna port value. A base station configured to perform the method is also disclosed. A corresponding subscriber station configured to receive the preamble and pilot sequence is also disclosed, as well as a subscriber station method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Publication number: 20200100227
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication including a base station transmitting a preamble including information indicating a sector identifier and an antenna port value. The base station further transmits a pilot sequence, wherein the pilot sequence and the location of the pilot sequence are based on the sector identifier and on the antenna port value. A base station configured to perform the method is also disclosed. A corresponding subscriber station configured to receive the preamble and pilot sequence is also disclosed, as well as a subscriber station method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Patent number: 10492194
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication including a base station transmitting a preamble including information indicating a sector identifier and an antenna port value. The base station further transmits a pilot sequence, wherein the pilot sequence and the location of the pilot sequence are based on the sector identifier and on the antenna port value. A base station configured to perform the method is also disclosed. A corresponding subscriber station configured to receive the preamble and pilot sequence is also disclosed, as well as a subscriber station method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wi-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Publication number: 20180242292
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication including a base station transmitting a preamble including information indicating a sector identifier and an antenna port value. The base station further transmits a pilot sequence, wherein the pilot sequence and the location of the pilot sequence are based on the sector identifier and on the antenna port value. A base station configured to perform the method is also disclosed. A corresponding subscriber station configured to receive the preamble and pilot sequence is also disclosed, as well as a subscriber station method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Patent number: 9967870
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication including a base station transmitting a preamble including information indicating a sector identifier and an antenna port value. The base station further transmits a pilot sequence, wherein the pilot sequence and the location of the pilot sequence are based on the sector identifier and on the antenna port value. A base station configured to perform the method is also disclosed. A corresponding subscriber station configured to receive the preamble and pilot sequence is also disclosed, as well as a subscriber station method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Publication number: 20160157214
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication including a base station transmitting a preamble including information indicating a sector identifier and an antenna port value. The base station further transmits a pilot sequence, wherein the pilot sequence and the location of the pilot sequence are based on the sector identifier and on the antenna port value. A base station configured to perform the method is also disclosed. A corresponding subscriber station configured to receive the preamble and pilot sequence is also disclosed, as well as a subscriber station method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: Wi-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Patent number: 8331309
    Abstract: A configuration for downlink signals in a wireless communication system, methods of configuring the downlink signals, apparatus for generating the downlink signals, and apparatus for receiving and processing the downlink signals are described herein. Downlink signals in a wireless communication system are reconfigured in series of frames, with each frame carrying a preamble that provides fast cell search and system acquisition. In particular, the preamble includes a primary preamble and a secondary preamble, where the primary preamble is common to all sectors in a base station and all base stations in a system and the secondary preamble is effectively unique to each base station, and may be further distinguished based on a sector basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Patent number: 7702338
    Abstract: A system, method and device are provided which determine the position of a mobile station in connection with consulting signal delay transmission data from an almanac for the purpose of identifying the nearest set of base stations. Thereafter, the position of the mobile station is determined using multilateration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Wengler, Wyatt T. Riley
  • Publication number: 20100061333
    Abstract: A configuration for downlink signals in a wireless communication system, methods of configuring the downlink signals, apparatus for generating the downlink signals, and apparatus for receiving and processing the downlink signals are described herein. Downlink signals in a wireless communication system are reconfigured in series of frames, with each frame carrying a preamble that provides fast cell search and system acquisition. In particular, the preamble includes a primary preamble and a secondary preamble, where the primary preamble is common to all sectors in a base station and all base stations in a system and the secondary preamble is effectively unique to each base station, and may be further distinguished based on a sector basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: NextWave Broadband Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, William Burchill, Michael Wengler
  • Publication number: 20070297497
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for interference cancellation using software or low speed hardware. Antenna signals are received and selected. After selection, interference cancellation processing is applied. In one embodiment, the signal is a spread spectrum signal and selection includes despreading the signal. In one example, the interference cancellation processing includes a phase rotation step and a magnitude manipulation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Cristina Seibert, Dominic Farmer, Michael Wengler
  • Publication number: 20070279237
    Abstract: The location of a device may be determined with respect to another device. For example, a locating device may be moved as it measures at least one distance to a target device. The locating device may then generate one or more indications relating to the measured distance or distances. The locating device also may generate one or more indications relating one or more determined directions to the target device. The target device may be moved in a predetermined manner to determine the location of the target device. Each of the devices may employ a single transceiver and a single antenna for the location determination operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David Julian, Chong Lee, Kamran Moallemi, Manuel Jaime, Michael Wengler
  • Publication number: 20070195866
    Abstract: A method and device for combating cross-correlation false alarms by introducing code diversity in the correlation process in which the search code may be diversified by the use of code staggering and/or code scrambling. The energy levels of the signals before and after the search code have been diversified may be evaluated to detect a false alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Cristina Seibert, Michael Wengler, Roland Rick
  • Publication number: 20060256009
    Abstract: A method for detecting a plurality of navigation beacon signals by using either two antennas or a synthetic aperture antenna for receiving a plurality of distinct measurements, and combining the plurality of distinct measurements using a plurality of antenna weight components to form an interference cancellation beam. In one embodiment, the plurality of antenna weight components is determined by eigenvalue processing. In another embodiment, the plurality of antenna weight components is determined by simplified processing. In another aspect, a single antenna is used for receiving an originally received measurement. A copy of the originally received measurement is made and processed to achieve the proper time delay to emulate spatial diversity. The originally received measurement and the processed copy are combined to form an interference cancellation beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Wengler, Ahmad Jalali
  • Publication number: 20060068809
    Abstract: A system, method and device are provided which determine the position of a mobile station in connection with consulting signal delay transmission data from an almanac for the purpose of identifying the nearest set of base stations. Thereafter, the position of the mobile station is determined using multilateration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Wengler, Wyatt Riley