Patents by Inventor Ran Irony

Ran Irony 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: 20190104423
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communicating audio packets with ultra-low latency at high data rates from an audio source device to one or more audio output devices over a wireless personal area network (WPAN) connection, such as via a Bluetooth connection. Latency is reduced by using time-efficient audio coding and decoding, limited retransmissions, reduced time and frequency of acknowledgements, and by combining Bluetooth Classic (BTC) packets for downlink audio and downlink control with Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) packets for uplink control, uplink acknowledgements, and inter-device wireless communication. The number of retransmissions and packet concealments per frame cycle can be limited to an upper threshold number to satisfy a low latency requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Sriram HARIHARAN, Alon PAYCHER, Ran IRONY, Sreeraman ANANTHARAMAN, Robert D. SILFVAST
  • Publication number: 20190104424
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communicating audio packets with ultra-low latency at high data rates from an audio source device to one or more audio output devices over a wireless personal area network (WPAN) connection, such as via a Bluetooth connection. Latency is reduced by using time-efficient audio coding and decoding, limited retransmissions, reduced time and frequency of acknowledgements, and by combining Bluetooth Classic (BTC) packets for downlink audio and downlink control with Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) packets for uplink control, uplink acknowledgements, and inter-device wireless communication. The number of retransmissions and packet concealments per frame cycle can be limited to an upper threshold number to satisfy a low latency requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Sriram HARIHARAN, Alon PAYCHER, Ran IRONY, Sreeraman ANANTHARAMAN, Robert D. SILFVAST
  • Publication number: 20190082391
    Abstract: In order to reduce the power consumption after a transmitting electronic device in a wireless network has been detected, a receiving electronic device calculates transmit times of subsequent beacons from the transmitting electronic device based on a clock drift of the transmitting electronic device and the beacon period. Then, the receiving electronic device receives the subsequent beacon by opening scan windows that encompass the calculated transmit times. However, because the transmit times are more predictable after the transmitting electronic device has been detected (and the clock drift of the transmitting electronic device is known to the receiving electronic device), the receiving electronic device can reduce the width of the scan windows. In addition, the transmitting electronic device can further reduce the power consumption by increasing the beacon period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ran Irony, Ran Katz, Alon Paycher
  • Patent number: 10104615
    Abstract: In order to reduce the power consumption after a transmitting electronic device in a wireless network has been detected, a receiving electronic device calculates transmit times of subsequent beacons from the transmitting electronic device based on a clock drift of the transmitting electronic device and the beacon period. Then, the receiving electronic device receives the subsequent beacon by opening scan windows that encompass the calculated transmit times. However, because the transmit times are more predictable after the transmitting electronic device has been detected (and the clock drift of the transmitting electronic device is known to the receiving electronic device), the receiving electronic device can reduce the width of the scan windows. In addition, the transmitting electronic device can further reduce the power consumption by increasing the beacon period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ran Irony, Ran Katz, Alon Paycher
  • Publication number: 20170171819
    Abstract: In order to reduce the power consumption after a transmitting electronic device in a wireless network has been detected, a receiving electronic device calculates transmit times of subsequent beacons from the transmitting electronic device based on a clock drift of the transmitting electronic device and the beacon period. Then, the receiving electronic device receives the subsequent beacon by opening scan windows that encompass the calculated transmit times. However, because the transmit times are more predictable after the transmitting electronic device has been detected (and the clock drift of the transmitting electronic device is known to the receiving electronic device), the receiving electronic device can reduce the width of the scan windows. In addition, the transmitting electronic device can further reduce the power consumption by increasing the beacon period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Ran IRONY, Ran KATZ, Alon PAYCHER
  • Patent number: 9585097
    Abstract: In order to reduce the power consumption after a transmitting electronic device in a wireless network has been detected, a receiving electronic device calculates transmit times of subsequent beacons from the transmitting electronic device based on a clock drift of the transmitting electronic device and the beacon period. Then, the receiving electronic device receives the subsequent beacon by opening scan windows that encompass the calculated transmit times. However, because the transmit times are more predictable after the transmitting electronic device has been detected (and the clock drift of the transmitting electronic device is known to the receiving electronic device), the receiving electronic device can reduce the width of the scan windows. In addition, the transmitting electronic device can further reduce the power consumption by increasing the beacon period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ran Irony, Ran Katz, Alon Paycher
  • Publication number: 20150271754
    Abstract: In order to reduce the power consumption after a transmitting electronic device in a wireless network has been detected, a receiving electronic device calculates transmit times of subsequent beacons from the transmitting electronic device based on a clock drift of the transmitting electronic device and the beacon period. Then, the receiving electronic device receives the subsequent beacon by opening scan windows that encompass the calculated transmit times. However, because the transmit times are more predictable after the transmitting electronic device has been detected (and the clock drift of the transmitting electronic device is known to the receiving electronic device), the receiving electronic device can reduce the width of the scan windows. In addition, the transmitting electronic device can further reduce the power consumption by increasing the beacon period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ran Irony, Ran Katz, Alon Paycher
  • Patent number: 8224247
    Abstract: A novel and useful apparatus for and method of integrating the advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) audio codec into a Bluetooth controller for audio streaming applications. The mechanism functions to break the prior art Bluetooth protocol stack by integrating a profile packet composer into the controller. The profile/stack control signaling is performed by the host while the profile data packet composer is implemented in the controller. The integrated data packet composer does not break the data path and flow control over the standard HCI. Further, the integrated packet composer allows the controller to open a dedicated data interface for specific applications (e.g., PCM/I2S for audio data).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Amihai Kidron, Ran Katz, Ran Irony, Eli Dekel
  • Patent number: 8019280
    Abstract: A dual-signal wireless transceiver is provided, comprising: a first wireless transceiver circuit configured to transmit and receive first signals using a first protocol; a second wireless transceiver circuit configured to transmit and receive second signals using a second protocol; and a control circuit configured to generate control signals to control operation of the first and second wireless transceiver circuits, wherein the first wireless transceiver circuit is configured to disable second transmission operations by the second wireless transceiver during first transmission operations by the first wireless transceiver circuit through the use of a shutdown signal. In this method, the second protocol allows the second wireless transceiver to retransmit first signals whose transmission was disabled by the shutdown signal. Furthermore, the second protocol is a Bluetooth protocol, and the first protocol is a wireless protocol other than the Bluetooth protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Yossi Tsfaty, Ran Katz, Ran Irony
  • Publication number: 20090017756
    Abstract: A dual-signal wireless transceiver is provided, comprising: a first wireless transceiver circuit configured to transmit and receive first signals using a first protocol; a second wireless transceiver circuit configured to transmit and receive second signals using a second protocol; and a control circuit configured to generate control signals to control operation of the first and second wireless transceiver circuits, wherein the first wireless transceiver circuit is configured to disable second transmission operations by the second wireless transceiver during first transmission operations by the first wireless transceiver circuit through the use of a shutdown signal. In this method, the second protocol allows the second wireless transceiver to retransmit first signals whose transmission was disabled by the shutdown signal. Furthermore, the second protocol is a Bluetooth protocol, and the first protocol is a wireless protocol other than the Bluetooth protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yossi Tsfaty, Ran Katz, Ran Irony
  • Publication number: 20080287063
    Abstract: A novel and useful apparatus for and method of integrating the advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) audio codec into a Bluetooth controller for audio streaming applications. The mechanism functions to break the prior art Bluetooth protocol stack by integrating a profile packet composer into the controller. The profile/stack control signaling is performed by the host while the profile data packet composer is implemented in the controller. The integrated data packet composer does not break the data path and flow control over the standard HCI. Further, the integrated packet composer allows the controller to open a dedicated data interface for specific applications (e.g., PCM/I2S for audio data).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Amihai Kidron, Ran Katz, Ran Irony, Eli Dekel
  • Publication number: 20080171561
    Abstract: A novel and useful apparatus for and method of automatically establishing a secondary communications link (e.g., short range wireless connection such as WLAN, Bluetooth, etc.) between two communications devices utilizing an already established primary communications connection (e.g., cellular phone connection). The invention eliminates the need for both sides of a connection to manually initiate and configure their communication devices in order to establish a wireless connection. Connection parameters required to establish the link are configured on only one communication device (e.g., cellular phone), without the need to also configure them on the communication device on the other end of the connection. Messages containing the connection parameters are sent from the requesting (or initiating) side over the established primary connection to the target or destination side of the connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Ran Irony, Itay Sherman