Patents by Inventor Richard Henry Erving

Richard Henry Erving 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: 20030060178
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for increasing Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) in a wireless communication system comprising a plurality of antennas each antenna providing a signal, a device for selecting a subset of signals provided by the plurality of antennas, a maximum ratio combiner for summing the selected subset of signals provided by the plurality of antennas, and a decision device for measuring the selected subset of signals against a predefined threshold. The device for selecting the subset of signals is coupled to the plurality of antennas. The maximum ratio combiner is coupled to the selected subset of signals and the decision device for measuring the selected subset of signals against a predefined threshold. The decision device is coupled to the selecting device such that one selected signal of the selected subset of signals is replaced by an unused signal provided by the plurality of antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Saeed S. Ghassemzadeh, Richard Henry Erving, Robert Raymond Miller, Christopher W. Rice
  • Publication number: 20020191635
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture and method that integrates a wireless access system/service in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network that facilitates end-to-end packet telecommunication services. Access functions for connecting said service provider's broadband packet network to the RBN via said service provider's broadband transport network are provided. Call and service termination functions to a plurality of local RBN devices are also provided. Signals from a plurality of wireless devices are accepted and forwarded to an IEEE 802.11b interface for a wireless modem and/or to an Ethernet interface for a Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP)/Ethernet Processor, where the forwarded signals comprise intranet telephony and data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Robert Raymond Miller, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying, Jinman Kim, Richard Henry Erving
  • Publication number: 20020191557
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture and method that integrates a wireless access system/service in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network that facilitates end-to-end packet telecommunication services. The Media Terminal Adapter is coupled via the RBN to the access port(s) and via the service provider's broadband transport network to the service provider's broadband packet network. The access port is coupled to the Media Terminal Adapter via either a RBN (e.g., a Local Area Network—LAN) or simply via a traditional POTS line interface. The access port receives and sends wireless signals to a plurality of RBN devices, allowing the user to control these, devices remotely from the residence, business, SOHO or public environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert R. Miller, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Publication number: 20020087305
    Abstract: In a speakerphone device identification of signals (i.e., voice input or speaker output) in a process for reducing acoustic feedback, in a communication device, is accomplished by adding a signature noise (i.e., an identification mark) to output signals radiated by the speaker to enable these signals to be separated from speech input to the microphone. Having identified the signal (i.e., speech output) likely to cause a “singing” phenomenon, appropriate insertion loss to reduce the feedback may be added to the appropriate speech path within the communication device, to reduce a probability of singing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Richard Henry Erving, Robert Raymond Miller
  • Patent number: 6046730
    Abstract: A housing assembly for an ISDN multimedia capable wireless interface device having a plurality of operating capabilities. The housing assembly comprises a main housing, a cover, hinge assembly for coupling the cover to the main housing. The hinge assembly enables the cover to pivot and articulate relative to the main housing to transform the housing assembly into a plurality of mechanical configurations via sensors responsive to the pivoting and articulating of the cover provided in the housing assembly. The cover includes an illuminated keyboard having a display for selectively providing pixel-based graphics and light. The keyboard is disposed over the display when the device is operating in one of a plurality of operational modes. Each keypad of the keyboard has an image viewing surface and coherent light pipe mechanism for conducting light generated by the display to the image viewing surface the keypad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: AT&T Corp
    Inventors: Donald John Bowen, David Michael Britz, Richard Henry Erving, Robert Raymond Miller
  • Patent number: 5815527
    Abstract: Switching of traffic channels within spread spectrum beams is performed in a satellite without buffering of the individual signals. Individual satellite beams carrying spread spectrum user RF signals from a plurality of customer premise equipments are received by radio receivers of a satellite switch and downconverted to IF signals. Traffic channel recovery is performed immediately after the down conversion, and digital encoding and decoding is performed to route each channel to an appropriate outbound satellite beam. Traffic channel recovery is by despreading and filtering followed by respreading to uniquely identify each user signal so it may be recovered at its end destination. Further spreading uniquely identifies the user signal with an outbound satellite beam going to the intended destination of the user signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventors: Richard Henry Erving, Diakoumis Parissis Gerakoulis
  • Patent number: 5805579
    Abstract: A digital switch included within a satellite, processes uplink beams and the included traffic channels at a symbol level instead at a bit level. In this system the switch performs as a repeater on the per user basis and as a switch at the beam level. Individual user signals (i.e., channels) are separated from the uplink beam and recombined into the appropriate downlink beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: AT&T Corp
    Inventors: Richard Henry Erving, Diakoumis Parissis Gerakoulis, Robert Raymond Miller, II
  • Patent number: 5655003
    Abstract: A wireless terminal utilizing digital radio processing utilizes stored program control to allow the wireless terminal to operate in a plurality of disposed wireless communication systems. In particular, the digital radio processing with appropriate stored program control operates in a plurality of wireless communication system by selectively and controllably enabling selection of frequency, channel bandwidth, modulation type, channel coding and source coding operational components appropriate to the communication system that the wireless unit is to operate in. A function control enables the wireless terminal to actively seek out and search for availability of wireless communications system in which it may operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Henry Erving, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse Eugene Russell