Patents by Inventor Michel Fattouche

Michel Fattouche 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: 10069546
    Abstract: Systems and methods for uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) communications can improve channel capacity between one or more access nodes and one or more terminal nodes. The communications may utilize, for example, multi-user multiple-input multiple-output techniques with cooperation between access nodes. A network node may determine an ordering combination and associated pre-weighting values, provide the pre-weighting values to one or more terminal nodes, receive signals transmitted from the terminal nodes using the pre-weighting values; and process the received signals using the ordering combination and the pre-weighting values. Two constraints can be jointly used: a minimum performance constraint and a maximum transmit power constraint. Example systems search all possible ordering combinations to find a best combination, for example, the ordering combination that maximizes communication rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, David Gell, Murat Karsi, Kenneth L. Stanwood
  • Patent number: 10044425
    Abstract: Systems and method for adaptive constellation mapping determine transmission formats for simultaneous transmission from multiple transmitter chains. The adaptive constellation mapping can select a winning combination of mappings using distance metrics. The distance metrics can be calculated from estimated received signal constellations at a multi-layer receiver. The multi-layer receiver can separate the data received from each of the transmitter chains. Additional systems and method can determine a whether to use adaptive constellation mapping or an alternate transmission format. Further systems and methods can determine a transmit arrangement that include selection of which of multiple transmitters will be a part of an adaptive constellation mapping transmission, the number of layers that will be transmitted by each transmitter, the transmitter chains that will be used, and which of multiple antennas that will be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Murat Karsi, David Gell, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20180006695
    Abstract: Systems and method for adaptive constellation mapping determine transmission formats for simultaneous transmission from multiple transmitter chains. The adaptive constellation mapping can select a winning combination of mappings using distance metrics. The distance metrics can be calculated from estimated received signal constellations at a multi-layer receiver. The multi-layer receiver can separate the data received from each of the transmitter chains. Additional systems and method can determine a whether to use adaptive constellation mapping or an alternate transmission format. Further systems and methods can determine a transmit arrangement that include selection of which of multiple transmitters will be a part of an adaptive constellation mapping transmission, the number of layers that will be transmitted by each transmitter, the transmitter chains that will be used, and which of multiple antennas that will be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Murat Karsi, David Gell, Michel Fattouche
  • Patent number: 9838170
    Abstract: A method for transmission by a transmitting node in a communication network using a plurality of non-orthogonal carriers, including obtaining, by a processor in the transmitting node, an information element data set comprised of a first number of elements, applying, by the processor, a transform matrix to the information element data set to obtain an output samples data set comprised of a second number of elements, the transform matrix being based on a non-linear function applied to a non-orthogonal frequency division matrix comprised of a plurality of columns wherein each column is associated one of the plurality of non-orthogonal carriers, and transmitting the output samples data set from a transmitter in the transmitting node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, David Gell, Murat Karsi, Kenneth Stanwood
  • Patent number: 9780854
    Abstract: Systems and method for adaptive constellation mapping determine transmission formats for simultaneous transmission from multiple transmitter chains. The adaptive constellation mapping can select a winning combination of mappings using distance metrics. The distance metrics can be calculated from estimated received signal constellations at a multi-layer receiver. The multi-layer receiver can separate the data received from each of the transmitter chains. Additional systems and method can determine a whether to use adaptive constellation mapping or an alternate transmission format. Further systems and methods can determine a transmit arrangement that include selection of which of multiple transmitters will be a part of an adaptive constellation mapping transmission, the number of layers that will be transmitted by each transmitter, the transmitter chains that will be used, and which of multiple antennas that will be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Murat Karsi, David Gell, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20170085347
    Abstract: A method for transmission by a transmitting node in a communication network using a plurality of non-orthogonal carriers, including obtaining, by a processor in the transmitting node, an information element data set comprised of a first number of elements, applying, by the processor, a transform matrix to the information element data set to obtain an output samples data set comprised of a second number of elements, the transform matrix being based on a non-linear function applied to a non-orthogonal frequency division matrix comprised of a plurality of columns wherein each column is associated one of the plurality of non-orthogonal carriers, and transmitting the output samples data set from a transmitter in the transmitting node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: WI-LAN LABS INC.
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, David Gell, Murat Karsi, Kenneth Stanwood
  • Patent number: 9579227
    Abstract: An orally administrable implement for expanding in a stomach of an animal, including a mammal, to fill a space in the stomach, is provided for weight control. The implement includes: a fluid-permeable expandable container having a first dimension and a second dimension; and a plurality of clusters comprising a swellable material contained within the container and capable of swelling when contacted with a fluid; whereby when the implement is ingested, the fluid in the stomach enters the container causing the clusters therein to swell and the container to expand from the first dimension to the second dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: EAT LITTLE INC.
    Inventors: Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20160294460
    Abstract: Systems and method for adaptive constellation mapping determine transmission formats for simultaneous transmission from multiple transmitter chains. The adaptive constellation mapping can select a winning combination of mappings using distance metrics. The distance metrics can be calculated from estimated received signal constellations at a multi-layer receiver. The multi-layer receiver can separate the data received from each of the transmitter chains. Additional systems and method can determine a whether to use adaptive constellation mapping or an alternate transmission format. Further systems and methods can determine a transmit arrangement that include selection of which of multiple transmitters will be a part of an adaptive constellation mapping transmission, the number of layers that will be transmitted by each transmitter, the transmitter chains that will be used, and which of multiple antennas that will be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Murat Karsi, David Gell, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20160241316
    Abstract: Systems and methods for uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) communications can improve channel capacity between one or more access nodes and one or more terminal nodes. The communications may utilize, for example, multi-user multiple-input multiple-output techniques with cooperation between access nodes. A network node may determine an ordering combination and associated pre-weighting values, provide the pre-weighting values to one or more terminal nodes, receive signals transmitted from the terminal nodes using the pre-weighting values; and process the received signals using the ordering combination and the pre-weighting values. Two constraints can be jointly used: a minimum performance constraint and a maximum transmit power constraint. Example systems search all possible ordering combinations to find a best combination, for example, the ordering combination that maximizes communication rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, David Gell, Murat Karsi, Kenneth L. Stanwood
  • Publication number: 20150270624
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of wireless communication and, in particular, to the field of reducing shadowing and multipath fading over a wireless link. According to a broad aspect of this invention, there is provided a novel design of a passive reflector repeater and a set of methods to be used to configure a set of reflector repeaters to bend RF waves around obstacles along the direct path of a wireless link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: SRD Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, Sayed-Amr El-Hamamsy, Dikran Tchairdjian
  • Patent number: 9107820
    Abstract: A device for delivering a substance in situ in a body comprising at least one permeable expandable container having a first dimension and a second dimension and having contained therein the substance to be delivered; and at least one expandable particle comprising a swellable material contained within the container and capable of expanding when contacted with a fluid; whereby when the device is positioned in situ, bodily fluid permeates the container causing the at least one expandable particle contained therein to swell and the container to expand from the first dimension to the second dimension so that the device remains in situ for a period of time sufficient to achieve the desired delivery of the substance is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: EatLittle Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pechet, Michel Fattouche
  • Patent number: 9066877
    Abstract: Bezoar-forming units for forming at least one temporary bezoar in a gastrointestinal organ of an animal, including a mammal, to fill a space in the said organ, are provided for weight control. The units include biodegradable fiber-based configurations of various length and shape having a first dimension and a second dimension; whereby when the bezoar-forming units are located in the given gastrointestinal organ, at least one temporary, permeable bezoar is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Eat Little Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20140330210
    Abstract: A device for delivering a substance in situ in a body comprising at least one permeable expandable container having a first dimension and a second dimension and having contained therein the substance to be delivered; and at least one expandable particle comprising a swellable material contained within the container and capable of expanding when contacted with a fluid; whereby when the device is positioned in situ, bodily fluid permeates the container causing the at least one expandable particle contained therein to swell and the container to expand from the first dimension to the second dimension so that the device remains in situ for a period of time sufficient to achieve the desired delivery of the substance is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pechet, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20140233608
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a here-i-am (HIA) transmission on a first RF channel, a registration (REG) transmission on a second RF channel are repeated at least twice and followed by a location tacking messaging (LOC) transmission on a third RF channel is operable to identify location between a network and beacons using a wireless communications channel that permits the beacons to be tracked by the network for location of the beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: TIMES THREE WIRELESS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Hryciuk, Edward Robert Benner, Michel Fattouche, Andrew Borsodi
  • Publication number: 20140233607
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a here-i-am (HIA) transmission on a first RF channel, a registration (REG) transmission on a second RF channel are repeated at least twice and followed by a short-and-instant telemetry messaging (SIM) transmission on a third RF channel is operable to exchange data between a network and beacons using a wireless communications channel that permits the beacons to access the network for identification of the beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: TIMES THREE WIRELESS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Hryciuk, Edward Robert Benner, Michel Fattouche, Andrew Borsodi, Saeed Khalesehosseini
  • Patent number: 8795721
    Abstract: A device for delivering a substance in situ in a body comprising at least one permeable expandable container having a first dimension and a second dimension and having contained therein the substance to be delivered; and at least one expandable particle comprising a swellable material contained within the container and capable of expanding when contacted with a fluid; whereby when the device is positioned in situ, bodily fluid permeates the container causing the at least one expandable particle contained therein to swell and the container to expand from the first dimension to the second dimension so that the device remains in situ for a period of time sufficient to achieve the desired delivery of the substance is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Eatlittle Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Pavlov Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Michel Fattouche
  • Patent number: 8792908
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the location of a device capable of receiving/transmitting wireless signals from/to reference stations is provided, for example providing wireless signals in the form of range information to the device; determining a region or area surrounding each reference station, wherein regions intersect to form intersecting spaces; defining the intersecting spaces to delineate a device location search space and determining device locations within the search space; determining combinations of said device locations, and using a distribution analysis test to examine a skewness value of each combination; detecting and selecting the combinations of device positions that result in a minimum skewness value or simply a combination that provides skewness value less than a pre-defined minimum threshold value; and utilizing the detected and selected combinations to determine a refined final position of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Mohamed Youssef, Naser El-Sheimy, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20140204844
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a here-i-am (HIA) transmission on a first RF channel, a registration (REG) transmission on a second RF channel and a location tacking messaging (LOC) transmission on a third RF channel is operable to identify location between a network and beacons using a wireless communications channel that permits the beacons to be tracked by the network for location of the beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: TIMES THREE WIRELESS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Hryciuk, Ned Benner, Edward Robert Benner, Michel Fattouche, Andrew Borsodi
  • Publication number: 20140204979
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a here-i-am (HIA) transmission on a first RF channel, a registration (REG) transmission on a second RF channel and a short-and-instant telemetry messaging (SIM) transmission on a third RF channel is operable to exchange data between a network and beacons using a wireless communications channel that permits the beacons to access the network for identification of the beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: TIMES THREE WIRELESS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Hryciuk, Ned Benner, Edward Robert Benner, Michel Fattouche, Andrew Borsodi, Saeed Khalesehosseini
  • Publication number: 20140204978
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a here-i-am (HIA) transmission on a first RF channel, a registration (REG) transmission on a second RF channel and a short-and-instant telemetry messaging (SIM) transmission on a third RF channel is operable to exchange data between a network and beacons using a wireless communications channel that permits the beacons to access the network for identification of the beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: TIMES THREE WIRELESS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Hryciuk, Ned Benner, Edward Robert Benner, Michel Fattouche, Andrew Borsodi, Saeed Khalesehosseini