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).

  • Publication number: 20140204980
    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: 20140148840
    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: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: EATLITTLE INC.
    Inventors: MARTIN MINTCHEV, ORLY YADID-PECHT, MICHEL FATTOUCHE
  • Publication number: 20130172019
    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: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Mohamed Youssef, Naser El-Sheimy, Michel Fattouche
  • Patent number: 8389003
    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: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Eatlittle Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Pavlov Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20110082419
    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: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: ELECTRONIC DIETARY FOODS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20100215732
    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: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Michel Fattouche
  • Publication number: 20100145316
    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: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: ELECTRONIC DIETARY FOODS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Mintchev, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Michel Fattouche
  • Patent number: 6330452
    Abstract: The intention of the invention is to produce a network-based Wireless Location System (WLS) whereby existing Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) Cellular Telephones (CTs) can be located passively without modification to the CTs or to the cellular antenna infrastructure. More specifically, the invention consists of methods and apparatus to estimate the position and velocity of a Cellular Telephone (CT) using either the Time Of Arrival (TOA) of a signal transmitted by the CT, its Phase Of Arrival (POA), its Frequency Of Arrival (FOA), or a combination thereof, at several antennas at a number of Monitoring Sites (MSs). In order to solve for the coordinates of the CT, the patent uses either hyperbolic multilateration based on Time Difference Of Arrival (TDOA), or linear multiangulation based on Phase Difference Of Arrival (PDOA), or both. In order to solve for the velocity of the CT, the patent uses FOA based on Frequency Difference Of Arrival (FDOA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Cell-Loc Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, Andrew Borsodi, Richard Klukas
  • Patent number: 6266014
    Abstract: The invention consists of methods and apparatus to estimate the position and velocity of a Mobile Receiver (MR) using either the Time Of Arrival (TOA) of signals received by the MR, their Phase Of Arrival (POA), their Strength Of Arrival (SOA), their Frequency Of Arrival (FOA), or a combination thereof, with respect to a reference produced by a Reference Receiver (RR) of known location. In order to solve for the coordinates of the MR, the invention uses either hyperbolic multilateration based on Time Difference Of Arrival (TDOA), or linear multiangulation based on Phase Difference Of Arrival (PDOA), or both. In order to solve for the velocity of the MR, the patent uses FOA based on Frequency Difference Of Arrival (FDOA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Cell-Loc Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, Richard Klukas, Kevin Oler
  • Patent number: 6246861
    Abstract: Apparatus for locating a mobile phone in a cellular phone system, in which the cellular phone system comprises plural base stations, each base station being associated with a cell, and in which the mobile phone is programmed to communicate signal strength of received signals to the base stations. Each base station, has a processing unit operably connected to the plural base stations by first communications links, the processing unit having as input the received signal strength measurements, the processing unit being programmed to operate upon the received signal strength measurements to solve a channel model equation in which the position of the mobile phone and the path loss exponent of the cell are unknowns and produce as output position location signals representing the position of the mobile phone in the cell, and a user interface operably connected to the processing unit by a second communication link for communicating signals indicative of the position of the mobile phone in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Telecommunications Research Lab.
    Inventors: Geoffrey G. Messier, Brent R. Petersen, Michel Fattouche
  • Patent number: 6208297
    Abstract: The invention comprises of methods and apparatus to estimate the position and velocity of a Mobile Receiver (MR) using either the Time Of Arrival (TOA) of signals received by the MR, their Phase Of Arrival (POA), their Strength Of Arrival (SOA), their Frequency Of Arrival (FOA), or a combination thereof, with respect to a reference produced by a Reference Receiver (RR) of known location. In order to solve for the coordinates of the MR, the invention uses either hyperbolic multilateration based on Time Difference Of Arrival (TDOA), or linear multiangulation based on Phase Difference Of Arrival (PDOA), or both. In order to solve for the velocity of the MR, the patent uses FOA based on Frequency Difference Of Arrival (FDOA). An important contribution of this invention is the way the MR receives, processes and combines available signals for location purposes. Another important contribution of this invention is the way the RR receives, processes and combines available signals for reference purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Cell-Loc Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, Richard Klukas
  • Patent number: 6204812
    Abstract: The invention consists of methods and apparatus to estimate the position and velocity of a Mobile Receiver (MR) using either the Time Of Arrival (TOA) of signals received by the MR, their Phase Of Arrival (POA), their Strength Of Arrival (SOA), their Frequency Of Arrival (FOA), or a combination thereof, with respect to a reference produced by a Reference Receiver (RR) of known location. In order to solve for the coordinates of the MR, the invention uses either hyperbolic multilateration based on Time Difference Of Arrival (TDOA), or linear multiangulation based on Phase Difference Of Arrival (PDOA), or both. In order to solve for the velocity of the MR, the patent uses FOA based on Frequency Difference Of Arrival (FDOA). An important contribution of this invention is the way the MR receives, processes and combines available signals for location purposes. Another important contribution of this invention is the way the RR receives, processes and combines available signals for reference purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Cell-Loc Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Fattouche
  • Patent number: 5570305
    Abstract: A signal that may be represented by a band limited periodic function m(t) is transformed into its z-domain zeros using characteristics of the signal in the neighbourhood of fades of the signal, namely a bounds of the fades and the depths of the fades. The z-domain zeros are the zeros of the function in the complex plane, and represent local minimums of the function. The z-domain zeros are used to estimate the discrete spectrum of m(t), and the differential phase of m(t) is derived from the envelope of m(t) using the concept of the z-domain zeros. Also, speech is compressed based on the z-domain zeros of a signal m(t) that represents a speech signal, and knowledge of the location of fades is used in interference reduction at single moving antennas by applying a spectral resolution technique during a fade and applying notch filters to the signal to resolve the signal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, Hatim Zaghloul
  • Patent number: 5555268
    Abstract: In this patent, we present MultiCode Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (MC-DSSS) which is a modulation scheme that assigns up to N DSSS codes to an individual user where N is the number of chips per DSSS code. When viewed as DSSS, MC-DSSS requires up to N correlators (or equivalently up to N Matched Filters) at the receiver with a complexity of the order of N.sup.2 operations. In addition, a non ideal communication channel can cause InterCode Interference (ICI), i.e., interference between the N DSSS codes. In this patent, we introduce new DSSS codes, which we refer to as the "MC" codes. Such codes allow the information in a MC-DSSS signal to be decoded in a sequence of low complexity parallel operations which reduce the ICI. In addition to low complexity decoding and reduced ICI. MC-DSSS using the MC codes has the following advantages: (1) it does not require the stringent synchronization DSSS requires, (2) it does not require the stringent carrier recovery DSSS requires and (3) it is spectrally efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, Hatim Zaghloul
  • Patent number: 5369670
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating the phase differential of a transmitted electromagnetic signal from the amplitude envelope of the signal. The apparatus includes a sampler, phase estimator and demodulator. The phase estimator uses a Hilbert transform or an approximation of the Hilbert transform to estimate the phase differential. The method may be applied to time domain or frequency domain signals. The phase differential is estimated by taking the differential of a function of the envelope, and applying the Hilbert transform to this differential. The resulting phase differential, after correction for sign ambiguity may be used to demodulate the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: AGT Limited
    Inventors: Hatim Zagloul, Michel Fattouche
  • Patent number: 5282222
    Abstract: A method for allowing a number of wireless transceivers to exchange information (data, voice or video) with each other. A first frame of information is multiplexed over a number of wideband frequency bands at a first transceiver, and the information transmitted to a second transceiver. The information is received and processed at the second transceiver. The information is differentially encoded using phase shift keying. In addition, after a pre-selected time interval, the first transceiver may transmit again. During the preselected time interval, the second transceiver may exchange information with another transceiver in a time duplex fashion. The processing of the signal at the second transceiver may include estimating the phase differential of the transmitted signal and pre-distorting the transmitted signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Inventors: Michel Fattouche, Hatim Zagloul