Patents by Inventor Nicholas Cowley

Nicholas Cowley 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: 20230264773
    Abstract: There is described a cargo pack for attachment to a bicycle. The pack comprises an outer casing of a flexible material. The outer casing has: an opening for loading the pack, oppositely disposed side walls, an attachment wall extending between the side walls and intended to lie adjacent a frame member of the bicycle, and elongate internal stiffening elements fitted to each side wall and to the attachment wall. There is also described a method of assembling a cargo pack for attachment to a bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: TAILFIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicholas BROADBENT, Robert PHILLIPS, Olivia COWLEY
  • Patent number: 10289196
    Abstract: An ocular control system arranged to determine electric potentials associated with a set of sensor. The ocular control system may determine direction of gaze or motion based on the determined electric potentials. The determined direction of gaze or motion may be used to provide data input for a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchir Saraswat, Nicholas Cowley, Richard Goldman, Patrick Gerard McGlew
  • Publication number: 20180004284
    Abstract: An ocular control system arranged to determine electric potentials associated with a set of sensor. The ocular control system may determine direction of gaze or motion based on the determined electric potentials. The determined direction of gaze or motion may be used to provide data input for a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Ruchir Saraswat, Nicholas Cowley, Richard Goldman, Patrick Gerard McGlew
  • Patent number: 9737212
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a wrist worn electronic device. One particular example implementation of the electronic device may include a main housing, a main display in the main housing, a wrist strap that allows the main housing to be secured to a user such that the main display is located on top of a wrist of the user, and a secondary display located on the wrist strap, where the secondary display communicates information to the user without the user having to turn the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Ruchir Saraswat, Richard Goldman
  • Publication number: 20170141058
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a backside of a first die having a redistribution layer (RDL); and one or more passive planar devices disposed on the backside, the one or more passive planar devices formed in the RDL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin LEE, Ruchir SARASWAT, Uwe ZILLMANN, Nicholas COWLEY
  • Publication number: 20160183795
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a wrist worn electronic device. One particular example implementation of the electronic device may include a main housing, a main display in the main housing, a wrist strap that allows the main housing to be secured to a user such that the main display is located on top of a wrist of the user, and a secondary display located on the wrist strap, where the secondary display communicates information to the user without the user having to turn the wrist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Ruchir Saraswat, Richard Goldman
  • Patent number: 9231524
    Abstract: Examples of a digital transceiver, a switched-capacitor sampling mixer, and an N-stage switched-capacitor amplifier are generally described herein. The digital transceiver may include a plurality of switched-capacitor sampling mixers and a plurality of N-stage switched-capacitor amplifiers. Each mixer samples a received differential RF signal. The pair of N-stage switched-capacitor amplifiers operates as charge redistribution amplifiers. Each N-stage switched-capacitor amplifier provides a near-constant capacitive load for one of the mixers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Viacheslav Suetinov
  • Patent number: 9225559
    Abstract: A receiver and a method to process signals from one or more transmission sources. The receives includes a front-end having: an input coupling path to route an analog input signal received from one or more transmission sources; an equalizer to generate an equalized signal from the analog input signal; and an ADC to generate a digitized signal from the equalized signal. The method includes routing the analog input signal through an input coupling path; equalizing the analog input signal to generate an equalized signal therefrom; and digitizing the equalized signal to generate a digitized signal therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Isaac Ali
  • Patent number: 9054938
    Abstract: Generally speaking, methods and apparatuses which correct errors related to phase and gain imbalances in quadrature tuners are disclosed. The quadrature tuner may be online and operating, receiving data. An embodiment may generate a squared signal from the IF frequency signal of the tuner. In generating the squared signal, the embodiment may enable the extraction of phase error and gain error information of the IF signal. The embodiment may determine a phase error component, a gain error component, or both, by frequency translation. The frequency translation may involve down-converting the signal associated with the error component to direct current (DC) signals and enable the determination of the associated phase error and/or gain error. The embodiments may generate an adjusted signal via the IF signal by applying a phase correction signal or gain correction signal to components used to correct the IF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Isaac Ali, Nicholas Cowley
  • Publication number: 20140204985
    Abstract: Examples of a digital transceiver, a switched-capacitor sampling mixer, and an N-stage switched-capacitor amplifier are generally described herein. The digital transceiver may include a plurality of switched-capacitor sampling mixers and a plurality of N-stage switched-capacitor amplifiers. Each mixer samples a received differential RF signal. The pair of N-stage switched-capacitor amplifiers operates as charge redistribution amplifiers. Each N-stage switched-capacitor amplifier provides a near-constant capacitive load for one of the mixers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Viacheslav Suetinov
  • Patent number: 8606209
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for the efficient implementation of tuners are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Isaac Ali, Bernard Arambepola
  • Patent number: 8385457
    Abstract: Methods and systems to compensate IQ imbalances in a tuner system, including relatively wideband ZIF tuner systems and tuner systems having substantially linear frequency dependent phase imbalance, where a one-tap compensation element may be utilized to compensate frequency dependent phase imbalance. A two tone probe may be applied in controlled loop-back modes, and resultant baseband components may be used to determine a straight line from which to determine compensation. The probe may include a Multi-Media over Coax Alliance (MoCA) Type 2 probe. Compensation parameters may be determined as fixed or non-adaptive compensation parameters in a digital domain and may be applied at baseband. One or more compensation values may be determined in a fixed point circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kennan Herbert Laudel, Nicholas Cowley, Isaac Ali
  • Patent number: 8300731
    Abstract: Methods and systems to maintain a tuner at a fixed frequency and to switch between frequencies and bandwidths in a digital domain. IQ imbalance equalization coefficients may be determined with respect to a frequency and bandwidth of a first signal, and the coefficients may be applied to baseband data associated with one or more other frequencies and/or bandwidths. Methods and systems disclosed herein may be applied in a multi-mode Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) environment, such as to digitally switch between a MoCA 2 standard and a MoCA 1.x standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Kennan Herbert Laudel
  • Patent number: 8290448
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for implementing multi-channel tuners are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, William Barber, Clive Powell
  • Publication number: 20120076191
    Abstract: A receiver and a method to process signals from one or more transmission sources. The receives includes a front-end having: an input coupling path to route an analog input signal received from one or more transmission sources; an equalizer to generate an equalized signal from the analog input signal; and an ADC to generate a digitized signal from the equalized signal. The method includes routing the analog input signal through an input coupling path; equalizing the analog input signal to generate an equalized signal therefrom; and digitizing the equalized signal to generate a digitized signal therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Isaac Ali
  • Publication number: 20110293048
    Abstract: Generally speaking, methods and apparatuses which correct errors related to phase and gain imbalances in quadrature tuners are disclosed. The quadrature tuner may be online and operating, receiving data. An embodiment may generate a squared signal from the IF frequency signal of the tuner. In generating the squared signal, the embodiment may enable the extraction of phase error and gain error information of the IF signal. The embodiment may determine a phase error component, a gain error component, or both, by frequency translation. The frequency translation may involve down-converting the signal associated with the error component to direct current (DC) signals and enable the determination of the associated phase error and/or gain error. The embodiments may generate an adjusted signal via the IF signal by applying a phase correction signal or gain correction signal to components used to correct the IF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Isaac Ali, Nicholas Cowley
  • Publication number: 20110244812
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for implementing multi-channel tuners are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, William Barber, Clive Powell
  • Publication number: 20110069740
    Abstract: Methods and systems to maintain a tuner at a fixed frequency and to switch between frequencies and bandwidths in a digital domain. IQ imbalance equalization coefficients may be determined with respect to a frequency and bandwidth of a first signal, and the coefficients may be applied to baseband data associated with one or more other frequencies and/or bandwidths. Methods and systems disclosed herein may be applied in a multi-mode Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) environment, such as to digitally switch between a MoCA 2 standard and a MoCA 1.x standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Kennan Herbert Laudel
  • Publication number: 20110069744
    Abstract: Methods and systems to compensate IQ imbalances in a tuner system, including relatively wideband ZIF tuner systems and tuner systems having substantially linear frequency dependent phase imbalance, where a one-tap compensation element may be utilized to compensate frequency dependent phase imbalance. A two tone probe may be applied in controlled loop-back modes, and resultant baseband components may be used to determine a straight line from which to determine compensation. The probe may include a Multi-Media over Coax Alliance (MoCA) Type 2 probe. Compensation parameters may be determined as fixed or non-adaptive compensation parameters in a digital domain and may be applied at baseband. One or more compensation values may be determined in a fixed point circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Kennan H. Laudel, Nicholas Cowley, Isaac Ali
  • Publication number: 20110019785
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods that align channel filters for dual tuners are disclosed. An embodiment may comprise an IC having two tuners. Each tuner may have a low-noise amplifier, a mixer with a local oscillator, and channel filter. To perform a channel filter alignment, a bandwidth controller may cross-couple the local oscillator of each tuner to the input of the mixer of the opposite tuner. The bandwidth controller may adjust the frequencies of the local oscillators to produce different configuration tone frequencies at the outputs of the mixers, which are inputs to the channel filters. The bandwidth controller may then determine an amplitude difference between two separate measurements of a channel filter output and, based on a comparison of the measurements with predicted values, increment or decrement the filter bandwidth for each tuner and store parameters for the channel filters which create the largest signal amplitudes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas Cowley, Keith Pinson, Isaac Ali