Patents by Inventor Paul W. Piggin

Paul W. Piggin 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: 20180110033
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9854577
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. March, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20160262135
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. March, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9344998
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9167560
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 8861437
    Abstract: For an example embodiment, a method for a communication device operating in a synchronous communication system is described. The method includes performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure prior to the start of a downlink subframe of a synchronous frame and determining if a transmission from another communication device of another communication system is detected during the LBT procedure. In the case that a transmission is detected during the LBT procedure, the communication device refrains from transmitting during the downlink subframe. In the case that a transmission is not detected during the LBT procedure, the communication device transmits during the downlink subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Paul W. Piggin, Lei Wang, Brian D. Petry, Roger Marks, Yair Bourlas
  • Publication number: 20130114546
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 8422432
    Abstract: Enhanced frame preambles facilitate co-channel co-existence in a wireless communication environment by having at least one preamble characteristic that connotes channel-sharing information regarding the wireless communication environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a downlink subframe is received in one or more wireless communication signals in a wireless communication environment. A preamble is detected in the downlink subframe, and at least one characteristic of the preamble is ascertained. Channel-sharing information for the wireless communication environment is determined based upon the at least one characteristic of the preamble. In another exemplary embodiment, a channel is scanned to detect secondary preambles being transmitted on the channel. A current preamble configuration, including a permutation of preamble location and preamble content corresponding to the secondary preambles, is determined, which connote channel-sharing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Piggin, Srikanth Gummadi, Ron Porat, Kenneth L. Stanwood
  • Patent number: 8223688
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20120163254
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 8130699
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20120044829
    Abstract: Enhanced frame preambles facilitate co-channel co-existence in a wireless communication environment by having at least one preamble characteristic that connotes channel-sharing information regarding the wireless communication environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a downlink subframe is received in one or more wireless communication signals in a wireless communication environment. A preamble is detected in the downlink subframe, and at least one characteristic of the preamble is ascertained. Channel-sharing information for the wireless communication environment is determined based upon the at least one characteristic of the preamble. In another exemplary embodiment, a channel is scanned to detect secondary preambles being transmitted on the channel. A current preamble configuration, including a permutation of preamble location and preamble content corresponding to the secondary preambles, is determined, which connote channel-sharing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: WI-LAN, INC.
    Inventors: Paul W. Piggin, Srikanth Gummadi, Ron Porat, Kenneth L. Stanwood
  • Patent number: 8050223
    Abstract: Enhanced frame preambles facilitate co-channel co-existence in a wireless communication environment by having at least one preamble characteristic that connotes channel-sharing information regarding the wireless communication environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a downlink subframe is received in one or more wireless communication signals in a wireless communication environment. A preamble is detected in the downlink subframe, and at least one characteristic of the preamble is ascertained. Channel-sharing information for the wireless communication environment is determined based upon the at least one characteristic of the preamble. In another exemplary embodiment, a channel is scanned to detect secondary preambles being transmitted on the channel. A current preamble configuration, including a permutation of preamble location and preamble content corresponding to the secondary preambles, is determined, which connote channel-sharing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Piggin, Srikanth Gummadi, Ron Porat, Kenneth L. Stanwood
  • Publication number: 20110249627
    Abstract: For an example embodiment, a method for a communication device operating in a synchronous communication system is described. The method includes performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure prior to the start of a downlink subframe of a synchronous frame and determining if a transmission from another communication device of another communication system is detected during the LBT procedure. In the case that a transmission is detected during the LBT procedure, the communication device refrains from transmitting during the downlink subframe. In the case that a transmission is not detected during the LBT procedure, the communication device transmits during the downlink subframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: WI-LAN, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Paul W. Piggin, Lei Wang, Brian D. Petry, Roger Marks, Yair Bourlas
  • Patent number: 7990944
    Abstract: For an example embodiment, a method for a communication device operating in a synchronous communication system is described. The method includes performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure prior to the start of a downlink subframe of a synchronous frame and determining if a transmission from another communication device of another communication system is detected during the LBT procedure. In the case that a transmission is detected during the LBT procedure, the communication device refrains from transmitting during the downlink subframe. In the case that a transmission is not detected during the LBT procedure, the communication device transmits during the downlink subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Paul W. Piggin, Lei Wang, Brian D. Petry, Roger Marks, Yair Bourlas
  • Publication number: 20090067448
    Abstract: For an example embodiment, a method for a communication device operating in a synchronous communication system is described. The method includes performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure prior to the start of a downlink subframe of a synchronous frame and determining if a transmission from another communication device of another communication system is detected during the LBT procedure. In the case that a transmission is detected during the LBT procedure, the communication device refrains from transmitting during the downlink subframe. In the case that a transmission is not detected during the LBT procedure, the communication device transmits during the downlink subframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: NextWave Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Paul W. Piggin, Lei Wang, Brian D. Petry, Roger Marks, Yair Bourlas
  • Publication number: 20080253320
    Abstract: Enhanced frame preambles facilitate co-channel co-existence in a wireless communication environment by having at least one preamble characteristic that connotes channel-sharing information regarding the wireless communication environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a downlink subframe is received in one or more wireless communication signals in a wireless communication environment. A preamble is detected in the downlink subframe, and at least one characteristic of the preamble is ascertained. Channel-sharing information for the wireless communication environment is determined based upon the at least one characteristic of the preamble. In another exemplary embodiment, a channel is scanned to detect secondary preambles being transmitted on the channel. A current preamble configuration, including a permutation of preamble location and preamble content corresponding to the secondary preambles, is determined, which connote channel-sharing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: NextWave Broadband Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Piggin, Srikanth Gummadi, Ron Porat, Kenneth L. Stanwood
  • Publication number: 20080220787
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: NextWave Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20080220788
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: NextWave Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin