Patents by Inventor Peter D. Karabinis

Peter D. Karabinis 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: 10804998
    Abstract: Embodiments of inventive concepts are provided wherein a mobile device, such as a smartphone, may transmit information to a base station, either directly or via auxiliary/slave devices, using first and second spatial polarizations, in order to increase spectral efficiency. Pre-processing at the mobile device and/or post-processing at the base station may be used to reduce cross-polarization interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ENK Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20200275345
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises one or more product carrying regions for carrying products for purchase and one or more handles for grasping by a customer to move the apparatus around a store. The apparatus includes one or more sensors to detect one or more products for purchase placed in the one or more product carrying regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Publication number: 20200244430
    Abstract: Systems/methods that increase wireless communications throughput via a new carrier aggregation approach that relies upon one or more slave, or auxiliary devices, operating in coordination/cooperation with a user's device and/or a base station are disclosed. Systems/methods of further increasing wireless communications throughput via co-frequency/co-channel transmissions/receptions and/or transmissions/receptions that utilize multiple polarizations are also disclosed. Additional, systems/methods relating to providing power wirelessly, controlling wireless devices and providing vehicular safety are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20200221477
    Abstract: Embodiments of inventive concepts are provided wherein a plurality of mobile devices, such as, for example, a plurality of smartphones, may transmit information to a base station concurrently in time and co-frequency therebetween in order to increase spectral efficiency and/or channel throughput. Embodiments comprising pre-processing at the mobile devices and/or post-processing at the base station may be used to reduce interference. Inventive concepts of a base station transmitting to a plurality of mobile devices concurrently in time and co-frequency therebetween are also presented. Embodiments are presented comprising pre-processing at the base station and/or post-processing at the mobile devices to reduce interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 10681716
    Abstract: Embodiments of inventive concepts are provided wherein a plurality of mobile devices, such as, for example, a plurality of smartphones, may transmit information to a base station concurrently in time and co-frequency therebetween in order to increase spectral efficiency and/or channel throughput. Embodiments comprising pre-processing at the mobile devices and/or post-processing at the base station may be used to reduce interference. Inventive concepts of a base station transmitting to a plurality of mobile devices concurrently in time and co-frequency therebetween are also presented. Embodiments are presented comprising pre-processing at the base station and/or post-processing at the mobile devices to reduce interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ENK Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20200178165
    Abstract: A transmitter is configured to convey N bits of information and L bits of information, for a total of N+L bits of information, to a destination device via an auxiliary device. The transmitter is configured to select, from a plurality of auxiliary devices that are respectively associated with different possible states of the L bits of information, an auxiliary device that is associated with a state of the L bits of information to be conveyed. L may be ?1. The transmitter is also configured to convey the N+L bits of information from the transmitter to the destination device via the selected auxiliary device, without the transmitter transmitting any of the L bits of information to the destination device or the selected auxiliary device, by transmitting a signal to the selected auxiliary device. This signal comprises the N bits of information. N may be ?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 10674432
    Abstract: A system (10) and method (30) comprises a detector that is configured to enable a mode of a first device (14) and/or to enable a mode of a second device (15) responsive to a detection that a proximity criterion is satisfied between the first device and an entity (Entity 1) and responsive to at least one of a position, velocity and a Time-of-Day and where the second device is not the entity and is not associated with the entity, and where the entity is not involved in providing a communications service to the first and/or second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Telcom Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10660015
    Abstract: A system (10) and method (30) comprises a detector that is configured to enable a mode of a first device (14) and/or to enable a mode of a second device (15) responsive to a detection that a proximity criterion is satisfied between the first device and an entity (Entity 1) and responsive to at least one of a position, velocity and a Time-of-Day and where the second device is not the entity and is not associated with the entity, and where the entity is not involved in providing a communications service to the first and/or second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Telcom Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10595267
    Abstract: A transmitter is configured to convey N bits of information and L bits of information, for a total of N+L bits of information, to a destination device via an auxiliary device. The transmitter is configured to select, from a plurality of auxiliary devices that are respectively associated with different possible states of the L bits of information, an auxiliary device that is associated with a state of the L bits of information to be conveyed. L may be ?1. The transmitter is also configured to convey the N+L bits of information from the transmitter to the destination device via the selected auxiliary device, without the transmitter transmitting any of the L bits of information to the destination device or the selected auxiliary device, by transmitting a signal to the selected auxiliary device. This signal comprises the N bits of information. N may be ?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ENK Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20200074857
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods are disclosed of improving vehicular safety by acquiring data from a transceiver responsive to one or more signals that are received at the transceiver from one or more devices. The transceiver may be in a motor vehicle, and the one or more devices may include a base station and/or another transceiver of another motor vehicle. In some embodiments, the transceiver may transmit a signal responsive to having received a first signal from a first device, and the signal that is transmitted by the transceiver may cause a second device to transmit a second signal. Moreover, the transceiver may transmit data responsive to having received the second signal that is transmitted by the second device. In some embodiments, the transceiver may receive a signal from a first device, receive a signal from a second device, and transmit data responsive to having received both of the signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20190341993
    Abstract: Embodiments of inventive concepts are provided wherein a mobile device, such as a smartphone, may transmit information to a base station, either directly or via auxiliary/slave devices, using first and second spatial polarizations, in order to increase spectral efficiency. Pre-processing at the mobile device and/or post-processing at the base station may be used to reduce cross-polarization interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20190342901
    Abstract: Embodiments of inventive concepts are provided wherein a plurality of mobile devices, such as, for example, a plurality of smartphones, may transmit information to a base station concurrently in time and co-frequency therebetween in order to increase spectral efficiency and/or channel throughput. Embodiments comprising pre-processing at the mobile devices and/or post-processing at the base station may be used to reduce interference. Inventive concepts of a base station transmitting to a plurality of mobile devices concurrently in time and co-frequency therebetween are also presented. Embodiments are presented comprising pre-processing at the base station and/or post-processing at the mobile devices to reduce interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20190246343
    Abstract: A transmitter is configured to convey N bits of information and L bits of information, for a total of N+L bits of information, to a destination device via an auxiliary device. The transmitter is configured to select, from a plurality of auxiliary devices that are respectively associated with different possible states of the L bits of information, an auxiliary device that is associated with a state of the L bits of information to be conveyed. L may be ?1. The transmitter is also configured to convey the N+L bits of information from the transmitter to the destination device via the selected auxiliary device, without the transmitter transmitting any of the L bits of information to the destination device or the selected auxiliary device, by transmitting a signal to the selected auxiliary device. This signal comprises the N bits of information. N may be ?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 10334515
    Abstract: A transmitter is configured to convey N bits of information and L bits of information, for a total of N+L bits of information, to a destination device via an auxiliary device. The transmitter is configured to select, from a plurality of auxiliary devices that are respectively associated with different possible states of the L bits of information, an auxiliary device that is associated with a state of the L bits of information to be conveyed. L may be ?1. The transmitter is also configured to convey the N+L bits of information from the transmitter to the destination device via the selected auxiliary device, without the transmitter transmitting any of the L bits of information to the destination device or the selected auxiliary device, by transmitting a signal to the selected auxiliary device. This signal comprises the N bits of information. N may be ?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ENK Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20190174393
    Abstract: A system (10) and method (30) comprises a detector that is configured to enable a mode of a first device (14) and/or to enable a mode of a second device (15) responsive to a detection that a proximity criterion is satisfied between the first device and an entity (Entity 1) and responsive to at least one of a position, velocity and a Time-of-Day and where the second device is not the entity and is not associated with the entity, and where the entity is not involved in providing a communications service to the first and/or second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10219199
    Abstract: A system (10) and method (30) comprises a detector that is configured to enable a mode of a first device (14) and/or to enable a mode of a second device (15) responsive to a detection that a proximity criterion is satisfied between the first device and an entity (Entity 1) and responsive to at least one of a position, velocity and a Time-of-Day and where the second device is not the entity and is not associated with the entity, and where the entity is not involved in providing a communications service to the first and/or second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telcom Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Publication number: 20180302840
    Abstract: A system (10) and method (30) comprises a detector that is configured to enable a mode of a first device (14) and/or to enable a mode of a second device (15) responsive to a detection that a proximity criterion is satisfied between the first device and an entity (Entity 1) and responsive to at least one of a position, velocity and a Time-of-Day and where the second device is not the entity and is not associated with the entity, and where the entity is not involved in providing a communications service to the first and/or second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Publication number: 20180206181
    Abstract: A transmitter is configured to convey N bits of information and L bits of information, for a total of N+L bits of information, to a destination device via an auxiliary device. The transmitter is configured to select, from a plurality of auxiliary devices that are respectively associated with different possible states of the L bits of information, an auxiliary device that is associated with a state of the L bits of information to be conveyed. L may be ?1. The transmitter is also configured to convey the N+L bits of information from the transmitter to the destination device via the selected auxiliary device, without the transmitter transmitting any of the L bits of information to the destination device or the selected auxiliary device, by transmitting a signal to the selected auxiliary device. This signal comprises the N bits of information. N may be ?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: RE47408
    Abstract: Systems and/or Methods are disclosed for acquiring data from a transceiver responsive to one or more signals that are received at the transceiver from one or more devices. In one embodiment, a transceiver is configured to transmit a signal responsive to having received a first signal from a first device, wherein the signal that is transmitted by the transceiver is configured to trigger a second device to transmit a second signal. The transceiver is further configured to transmit data responsive to having received the second signal that is transmitted by the second device. In other embodiments, a transceiver is configured to receive a signal from a first device over frequencies of a predetermined frequency band that the first device is authorized to use, to receive a signal from a second device over frequencies of the predetermined frequency band and to transmit data responsive to having received both the signal from the first device and the signal from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Odyssey Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: RE47633
    Abstract: Embodiments of inventive concepts are provided wherein a mobile device, such as a smartphone, may be configured to communicate with a base station, using a first mode, and to communicate with an access point using a second mode that comprises a level of security exceeding that of the first mode. The second mode communications between the mobile device and the access point are conducted over a short-range wireless link responsive to an identity of the mobile device and/or responsive to a biometric data being provided by a user of the mobile device. Such second mode wireless communications may include data relating to a financial transaction and/or other data that may require an increased level of privacy and/or security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Odyssey Wireless Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis