Patents by Inventor Pierre Siohan

Pierre Siohan 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: 10404498
    Abstract: The invention relates to precoding (or rather pre-equalization) for a faster-than-Nyquist OFDM or OFDM/OQAM type transmitter. Compression of faster-than-Nyquist OFDM pulses over time introduces an inter-symbol interference (ISI) and a sub-carrier interference (ICI). Assuming a Gaussian-type channel (AWGN), the ISI and ICI can be estimated at the transmitter and, in this way, some of the symbols (at most half) can be precoded (according to the value of the adjacent symbols), such as to cancel the ISI and ICI introduced during transmission and reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Naila Lahbabi, Hao Lin, Pierre Siohan
  • Publication number: 20180359120
    Abstract: The invention relates to precoding (or rather pre-equalisation) for a faster-than-Nyquist OFDM or OFDM/OQAM type transmitter. Compression of faster-than-Nyquist OFDM pulses over time introduces an inter-symbol interference (ISI) and a sub-carrier interference (ICI). Assuming a Gaussian-type channel (AWGN), the ISI and ICI can be estimated at the transmitter and, in this way, some of the symbols (at most half) can be precoded (according to the value of the adjacent symbols), such as to cancel the ISI and ICI introduced during transmission and reception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: ORANGE
    Inventors: Naila Lahbabi, Hao Lin, Pierre Siohan
  • Patent number: 10103922
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting complex data symbols, supplying a multiple carrier signal. The method includes shaping at least one block of M×K complex data symbols, where M>1 and K>1, implementing the following acts: for at least one column of the block, conversion of the M complex data symbols of the column from the frequency domain to the time domain, supplying N converted symbols; cyclic repetition of the N converted symbols, supplying NK repeated symbols; cyclic repetition of the transformed N symbols, supplying NK repeated symbols; filtering the NK repeated symbols via a shaping filter, supplying NK filtered symbols; and summation of the obtained filtered symbols for the various columns of the block, supplying NK time samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Hao Lin, Pierre Siohan
  • Patent number: 10057097
    Abstract: A method is provided for modulating data symbols, outputting a multi-carrier signal, implementing: a mathematical transform, which transforms data symbols from the frequency domain to a time domain, outputting transformed symbols; and a polyphase filtering, which filters the transformed symbols, outputting the multi-carrier signal. The polyphase filtering uses an expansion factor taking account of a compression factor ?, the compression factor ? being a number between 0 and 1 such that the multi-carrier signal can be transmitted at a Faster-Than-Nyquist rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Hao Lin, Pierre Siohan
  • Patent number: 9705726
    Abstract: A method is provided for receiving an OQAM multi-carrier signal, which implements a step of estimating, in the time domain, at least one time, phase, and/or frequency shift of the multi-carrier signal. The estimation step implements at least one estimator in order to estimate the time shift, referred to as a time estimator, and/or at least one estimator for estimating the phase shift, referred to as a phase estimator, and/or at least one estimator for estimating the frequency shift, referred to as a frequency estimator. The multi-carrier signal includes at least one preamble, and at least one of the estimators takes into account coefficients of a prototype filter used in transmission in order to shape at least one preamble inserted into the multi-carrier signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Youssef Dandach, Pierre Siohan
  • Patent number: 9674024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of transmitting a signal comprising successive multi-carrier symbols with M subcarriers arranged in a frame, defined by a preamble comprising a first multi-carrier symbol: P 0 ? [ k ] = ? m = 0 M - 1 ? p m , 0 ? g ? [ k ] ? ? j ? 2 ? ? M ? m ? ( k - D 2 ) ? ? j ? ? ? ? m 2 and a second multi-carrier symbol: P 1 ? [ k ] = ? m = 0 M - 1 ? p m , 1 ? g [ mod ( k - N , M ) ] ? ? j ? 2 ? ? M ? m ? ( k - D 2 ) ? ? j ? ? ? ( m + 1 ) 2 . The pilot symbols pm,0 are such that: p m , 0 = { ? m , m ? ? even 0 , m ? ? odd ? ? and ? ? p m , 1 = { p m , 0 ? ( - j ) , m ? ? even 0 , m ? ? odd with ?m a real random variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Hao Lin, Pierre Siohan
  • Patent number: 9621394
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining at least one filter of a filter bank in a transmission or coding system, on the basis of a prototype filter p. The method includes determining coefficients p[k] of the prototype filter p, of length L equal to N, from ? angle parameters ?i, for 0?i???1, expressed on the basis of a polynomial function ƒ(x), also referred to as a compact representation, such that: f ? ( x ) = ? 4 + t ? ? k = 0 d - 1 ? ? ? k ? T 2 ? k ? ( t ) ; t = 2 ? x - 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Pierre Siohan, Didier Pinchon
  • Patent number: 9614712
    Abstract: A method for multi-carrier transmission of a signal including OFDM blocks formed from N carriers modulated by a constellation symbol. The method includes, for at least one OFDM block: a phase of prebuilding M prebuilt complex time samples representative of the N carriers of the OFDM block, and a phase of correcting the constellation symbols modulating the N carriers, including the following acts, repeated for each carrier: detection of P samples having a power higher than a predefined threshold, delivering the P samples and M?P zero samples, forming M complex time samples to be corrected, correcting the constellation symbol on the basis of the M complex time samples to be corrected, delivering an item of complex correction data, building M complex time samples associated with the item of complex correction data, and updating the M prebuilt complex time samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Marc Lanoiselee, Pierre Siohan
  • Publication number: 20170054586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of transmitting a signal comprising successive multi-carrier symbols with M subcarriers arranged in a frame, defined by a preamble comprising a first multi-carrier symbol: P 0 ? [ k ] = ? m = 0 M - 1 ? p m , 0 ? g ? [ k ] ? ? j ? 2 ? ? M ? m ? ( k - D 2 ) ? ? j ? ? ? ? m 2 and a second multi-carrier symbol: P 1 ? [ k ] = ? m = 0 M - 1 ? p m , 1 ? g [ mod ( k - N , M ) ] ? ? j ? 2 ? ? M ? m ? ( k - D 2 ) ? ? j ? ? ? ( m + 1 ) 2 . The pilot symbols pm,0 are such that: p m , 0 = { ? m , m ? ? even 0 , m ? ? odd ? ? and ? ? p m , 1 = { p m , 0 ? ( - j ) , m ? ? even 0 , m ? ? odd with ?m a real random variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Hao Lin, Pierre Siohan
  • Patent number: 9479381
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transmission method of transmitting at least one multicarrier signal made up of OFDM-OQAM symbols to a receive antenna of a receiver device, the transmission method being for use by a transmitter device having at least one transmit antenna. In one embodiment, the method comprises, for each transmit antenna of the transmitter device, filtering OFDM-OQAM symbols associated with the transmit antenna using a time-reversal prefilter defined from an estimate of the transmission channel between the transmit antenna and the receive antenna and transmitting the filtered OFDM-OQAM symbols via the transmit antenna over the transmission channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Pierre Siohan, Bruno Jahan, Dinh Thuy Phan Huy, Maryline Helard, Thierry Dubois
  • Publication number: 20160197758
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting complex data symbols, supplying a multiple carrier signal. The method includes shaping at least one block of M×K complex data symbols, where M>1 and K>1, implementing the following acts: for at least one column of the block, conversion of the M complex data symbols of the column from the frequency domain to the time domain, supplying N converted symbols; cyclic repetition of the N converted symbols, supplying NK repeated symbols; cyclic repetition of the transformed N symbols, supplying NK repeated symbols; filtering the NK repeated symbols via a shaping filter, supplying NK filtered symbols; and summation of the obtained filtered symbols for the various columns of the block, supplying NK time samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Hao Lin, Pierre Siohan
  • Publication number: 20160112229
    Abstract: A method is provided for modulating data symbols, outputting a multi-carrier signal, implementing: a mathematical transform, which transforms data symbols from the frequency domain to a time domain, outputting transformed symbols; and a polyphase filtering, which filters the transformed symbols, outputting the multi-carrier signal. The polyphase filtering uses an expansion factor taking account of a compression factor t, the compression factor ? being a number between 0 and 1 such that the multi-carrier signal can be transmitted at a Faster-Than-Nyquist rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Hao Lin, Pierre Siohan
  • Publication number: 20160050099
    Abstract: A method for multi-carrier transmission of a signal including OFDM blocks formed from N carriers modulated by a constellation symbol. The method includes, for at least one OFDM block: a phase of prebuilding M prebuilt complex time samples representative of the N carriers of the OFDM block, and a phase of correcting the constellation symbols modulating the N carriers, including the following acts, repeated for each carrier: detection of P samples having a power higher than a predefined threshold, delivering the P samples and M-P zero samples, forming M complex time samples to be corrected, correcting the constellation symbol on the basis of the M complex time samples to be corrected, delivering an item of complex correction data, building M complex time samples associated with the item of complex correction data, and updating the M prebuilt complex time samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Pierre Siohan, Marc Lanoiselee
  • Patent number: 9240918
    Abstract: A method is provided for modulating a real data stream grouped into blocks of nb·M real data, where M is the number of carriers and nb is an integer greater than or equal to 2. The method includes, for a block of real data: a first modulation by a first modulator of the first M/2 data, delivering a first set of modulated carriers; a second modulation by a second modulator of the following (nb?1)·M data, delivering a second set of (nb?1)·M modulated carriers; a third modulation by a third modulator of the last M/2 data, delivering a third set of modulated carriers; and a superposition of the first, second and third sets, forming a block of OFDM/OQAM symbols of length nb·M/2, the first set being superposed with the start of the second set and the third set being superposed with the end of the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Pierre Siohan, Youssef Dandach
  • Publication number: 20150304144
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining at least one filter of a filter bank in a transmission or coding system, on the basis of a prototype filter p. The method includes determining coefficients p[k] of the prototype filter p, of length L equal to N, from ? angle parameters ?i, for 0?i???1, expressed on the basis of a polynomial function ƒ(x), also referred to as a compact representation, such that: f ? ( x ) = ? 4 + t ? ? k = 0 d - 1 ? ? ? k ? T 2 ? k ? ( t ) ; t = 2 ? x - 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre Siohan, Didier Pinchon
  • Patent number: 9166858
    Abstract: A modulator and modulation method are provided, which output an OQAM multi-carrier signal. The method implements a step of transforming, from the frequency domain to the time domain, a set of M symbols of real data so as to output M transformed symbols. The complete transformation includes the following sub-steps: applying a partial Fourier transform to the set of M symbols of real data, outputting a first subset of C transformed symbols, where C is strictly less than M; and obtaining, from the first subset, a second subset of (M-C) transformed symbols that is complementary to the first subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Youssef Dandach, Pierre Siohan
  • Patent number: 9001900
    Abstract: A weighting filter is provided for use in a device for transmitting and/or receiving an analog signal. The device is capable of transmitting and/or receiving the analog signal in a predetermined frequency band consisting of two adjacent sub-bands, referred to as first and second sub-bands. The weighting filter includes: a first branch, which attenuates the analog signal; a second branch that filters the analog signal and has a bandwidth corresponding to the first sub-band or to the second sub-band; and a module that combines signals from the first and second branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Marc Lanoiselee, Pierre Siohan
  • Publication number: 20140348252
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transmission method of transmitting at least one multicarrier signal made up of OFDM-OQAM symbols to a receive antenna of a receiver device, the transmission method being for use by a transmitter device having at least one transmit antenna. In one embodiment, the method comprises, for each transmit antenna of the transmitter device, filtering OFDM-OQAM symbols associated with the transmit antenna using a time-reversal prefilter defined from an estimate of the transmission channel between the transmit antenna and the receive antenna and transmitting the filtered OFDM-OQAM symbols via the transmit antenna over the transmission channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Pierre Siohan, Bruno Jahan, Dinh Thuy Phan Huy, Maryfine Helard, Thierry Dubois
  • Publication number: 20140348268
    Abstract: A method is provided for modulating a real data stream grouped into blocks of nb.M real data, where M is the number of carriers and nb is an integer greater than or equal to 2. The method includes, for a block of real data: a first modulation by a first modulator of the first M/2 data, delivering a first set of modulated carriers; a second modulation by a second modulator of the following (nb?1).M data, delivering a second set of (nb?1).M modulated carriers; a third modulation by a third modulator of the last M/2 data, delivering a third set of modulated carriers; and a superposition of the first, second and third sets, forming a block of OFDM/OQAM symbols of length nb.M/2, the first set being superposed with the start of the second set and the third set being superposed with the end of the second set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Pierre Siohan, Youssef Dandach
  • Publication number: 20140153675
    Abstract: A method is provided for receiving an OQAM multi-carrier signal, which implements a step of estimating, in the time domain, at least one time, phase, and/or frequency shift of the multi-carrier signal. The estimation step implements at least one estimator in order to estimate the time shift, referred to as a time estimator, and/or at least one estimator for estimating the phase shift, referred to as a phase estimator, and/or at least one estimator for estimating the frequency shift, referred to as a frequency estimator. The multi-carrier signal includes at least one preamble, and at least one of the estimators takes into account coefficients of a prototype filter used in transmission in order to shape at least one preamble inserted into the multi-carrier signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ORANGE
    Inventors: Youssef Dandach, Pierre Siohan