Patents by Inventor Robert Monroe

Robert Monroe 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: 10370961
    Abstract: A tool for use in a borehole in a geological formation may include a chassis, a drill collar surrounding the chassis, a port plug coupled between the drill collar and the chassis, RF antennas carried by the drill collar, and a multi-chip module (MCM) electronics package(s). The electronics package(s) may include a hermetically sealed electronics housing positioned between the chassis and the drill collar, a substrate within the electronics housing, RF transmitter circuitry on the substrate to cooperate with at least one first RF antenna to transmit RF signals into the geological formation, and RF receiver circuitry on the substrate to cooperate with at least one second RF antenna to receive RF signals from the geological formation. Furthermore, an electronics housing mount may couple the electronics housing with the port plug, and the electronics housing mount may have a passageway extending therethrough for receiving the port plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amanda Olivio, Gary A. Hazen, Fernando Garcia-Osuna, Robert Monroe Lowe, Jr., Jason Guernsey, Tao Xu, Michael C. Sakach, Mark A. Fredette, Ricardo Y. Torres, Arturo Mejia, Mia Pommier
  • Patent number: 10324592
    Abstract: Slicers are configured to filter tabular data arranged in columns. A user may use the slicers to filter tabular data from a client application and/or a server based application/service. Slicers may be created for one or more columns and for all/portion of the tabular data within a column. Selection of a slicer element filters the associated tabular data and updates a display of the other slicers. Interaction with the slicers may also update other user interface controls that filter the tabular data (e.g. selecting a slicer element changes a value of a filtering setting in a drop down menu and/or selecting the filtering setting in the drop down menu changes a state of a slicer element). A slicer element may be associated with other objects in the spreadsheet and/or included within one or more functions of a spreadsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Johnny Sterling Campbell, Jenefer Monroe, Konrad Tupaj, Amarinder Singh Grewal, Robert George Hawking, Allan Folting
  • Publication number: 20190140335
    Abstract: A carrier layout comprising a substrate comprising a ground plane layer and a coplanar waveguide interconnect disposed onto the substrate. The coplanar waveguide interconnect comprises a pair of coplanar conductors and a central conductor disposed between the pair of coplanar conductors. The coplanar conductors of the pair are electrically connected to each other by at least one conducting island that is isolated from the ground plane layer. The present invention also provides an interconnect structure for coupling an electronic unit to an optical device disposed on a substrate having a ground plane layer, the interconnect structure comprising a pair of coplanar conductors and a central conductor disposed between the pair of coplanar conductors. The conductors of the pair are electrically connected by at least one conducting island that is isolated from the ground plane layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Andrei KAIKKONEN, Robert Monroe SMITH, Lennart Per Olof LUNDQVIST, Lars-Goete SVENSON, Marek Grzegorz CHACINSKI
  • Publication number: 20180254839
    Abstract: A method for a transceiver calibration and antenna array operation in a multi-input multi-output (MIMO) system. The method comprises sending a calibration signal and a pre-designed training sequence, via a coupling network, receiving a calibration signal and a pre-designed training sequence that is sent a the transceiver array in a time slotted pattern via a coupling network, generating an Rx calibration measurement (R1) based on one or more uplink signals received via antenna array and the coupling network, generating a Tx calibration measurement (T1) based on receipt of the calibration signal from each of antennas via the coupling network; and performing a joint Tx/Rx (TRx) calibration based on HR, R1, and T1, where H is a channel response in air interface, R is a channel response of receivers in transceiver array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jin Yuan, Yang Li, Gary Xu, Robert Monroe, Jianzhong Zhang, Sridhar Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 10014916
    Abstract: A method for operating a large scale antenna array in a wireless communication system includes receiving one or more signals. The one or more signals include information for beamforming to a plurality of user equipments (UEs) using a full-dimensional multiple-input multiple-output (FD-MIMO) beamforming scheme. The FD-MIMO beamforming scheme includes same time resources and same frequency resources that are co-scheduled to the plurality of UEs. The method further includes identifying a time delay of the one or more signals associated with one or more antenna arrays that are distributed in the large scale antenna array and performing a multi-user (MU) joint beamforming on the one or more signals to one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Yuan, Yang Li, Young-Han Nam, Ioannis Tzanidis, Gang Xu, Md. Saifur Rahman, Yan Xin, Robert Monroe, Jianzhong Zhang, Eko Onggosanusi
  • Publication number: 20180073354
    Abstract: A tool for use in a borehole in a geological formation may include a chassis, a drill collar surrounding the chassis, a port plug coupled between the drill collar and the chassis, RF antennas carried by the drill collar, and a multi-chip module (MCM) electronics package(s). The electronics package(s) may include a hermetically sealed electronics housing positioned between the chassis and the drill collar, a substrate within the electronics housing, RF transmitter circuitry on the substrate to cooperate with at least one first RF antenna to transmit RF signals into the geological formation, and RF receiver circuitry on the substrate to cooperate with at least one second RF antenna to receive RF signals from the geological formation. Furthermore, an electronics housing mount may couple the electronics housing with the port plug, and the electronics housing mount may have a passageway extending therethrough for receiving the port plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Amanda Olivio, Gary A. Hazen, Fernando Garcia-Osuna, Robert Monroe Lowe, Jr., Jason Guernsey, Tao Xu, Michael C. Sakach, Mark A. Fredette, Ricardo Y. Torres, Arturo Mejia, Mia Pommier
  • Patent number: 9843297
    Abstract: A balanced differential transimpedance amplifier with a single-ended input operational over a wide variation in the dynamic range of input signals. A threshold circuit is employed to either or a combination of (1) generate a varying decision threshold to ensure a proper slicing over a wide range of input current signal levels; and (2) generate a bias current and voltage applied to an input of a transimpedance stage to cancel out a dependence of the transimpedance stage voltage input on input current signal levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cosemi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Monroe Smith, Charles Phillip McClay
  • Patent number: 9641170
    Abstract: A power efficient device for driving a load comprising a low current path and a high current path, wherein the high current path is driven by a first voltage source. In order to accommodate larger turn on voltages of possible load devices while maintaining low power operation, an additional voltage source exceeding the voltage source in the high current path is introduced in the low current path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: COSEMI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Wu-Chun Chou, Robert Monroe Smith, Iain Ross MacTaggart, John Joseph Stronczer, Charles Phillip McClay
  • Patent number: 9584231
    Abstract: A base station (BS) capable of communication with a number of transmission points includes a processor configured to control a beamforming transmission or reception and an integrated antenna array system. The integrated antenna array system includes a baseband signal processing unit configured to perform baseband functions and disposed between the two sections. The integrated antenna array system also includes a plurality of physical antenna elements disposed in groups. Each of the groups includes an equal number of the plurality of physical antenna elements. The plurality of physical antenna elements are disposed symmetrically around the baseband signal processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang Xu, Robert Monroe, Ioannis Tzanidis, Jianzhong Zhang, Yang Li, Jin Yuan, Eko Onggosanusi
  • Publication number: 20160294336
    Abstract: A balanced differential transimpedance amplifier with a single-ended input operational over a wide variation in the dynamic range of input signals. A threshold circuit is employed to either or a combination of (1) generate a varying decision threshold to ensure a proper slicing over a wide range of input current signal levels; and (2) generate a bias current and voltage applied to an input of a transimpedance stage to cancel out a dependence of the transimpedance stage voltage input on input current signal levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: ROBERT MONROE SMITH, CHARLES PHILLIP MCCLAY
  • Publication number: 20160294382
    Abstract: A power efficient device for driving a load comprising a low current path and a high current path, wherein the high current path is driven by a first voltage source. In order to accommodate larger turn on voltages of possible load devices while maintaining low power operation, an additional voltage source exceeding the voltage source in the high current path is introduced in the low current path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: WU-CHUN CHOU, ROBERT MONROE SMITH, IAIN ROSS MACTAGGART, JOHN JOSEPH STRONCZER, CHARLES PHILLIP MCCLAY
  • Patent number: 9391370
    Abstract: A transmitter includes apparatus for integrating the antenna feed into a multilayer PCB. The apparatus includes an antenna element disposed over the multilayer PCB having slot openings that substantially overlap and that enable an RF signal to be coupled from a printed transmission line located on one of the multilayer PCB conductive layers. The multilayer PCB board hosts at least one transceiver unit and a baseband unit such that the antenna feed, transceiver and baseband units are integrated on a single multilayer PCB board without degradation of antenna bandwidth and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ioannis Tzanidis, Robert Monroe
  • Publication number: 20160135180
    Abstract: A method for operating a large scale antenna array in a wireless communication system includes receiving one or more signals. The one or more signals include information for beamforming to a plurality of user equipments (UEs) using a full-dimensional multiple-input multiple-output (FD-MIMO) beamforming scheme. The FD-MIMO beamforming scheme includes same time resources and same frequency resources that are co-scheduled to the plurality of UEs. The method further includes identifying a time delay of the one or more signals associated with one or more antenna arrays that are distributed in the large scale antenna array and performing a multi-user (MU) joint beamforming on the one or more signals to one or more UEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Jin Yuan, Yang Li, Young-Han Nam, Ioannis Tzanidis, Gang Xu, Md. Saifur Rahman, Yan Xin, Robert Monroe, Jianzhong Zhang, Eko Onggosanusi
  • Publication number: 20160127003
    Abstract: A base station (BS) capable of communication with a number of transmission points includes a processor configured to control a beamforming transmission or reception and an integrated antenna array system. The integrated antenna array system includes a baseband signal processing unit configured to perform baseband functions and disposed between the two sections. The integrated antenna array system also includes a plurality of physical antenna elements disposed in groups. Each of the groups includes an equal number of the plurality of physical antenna elements. The plurality of physical antenna elements are disposed symmetrically around the baseband signal processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Gang Xu, Robert Monroe, Ioannis Tzanidis, Jianzhong Zhang, Yang Li, Jin Yuan, Eko Onggosanusi
  • Publication number: 20150381229
    Abstract: A transmitter includes apparatus for integrating the antenna feed into a multilayer PCB. The apparatus includes an antenna element disposed over the multilayer PCB having slot openings that substantially overlap and that enable an RF signal to be coupled from a printed transmission line located on one of the multilayer PCB conductive layers. The multilayer PCB board hosts at least one transceiver unit and a baseband unit such that the antenna feed, transceiver and baseband units are integrated on a single multilayer PCB board without degradation of antenna bandwidth and efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Ioannis Tzanidis, Robert Monroe
  • Patent number: 8576010
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a switched capacitor architecture for multi-band Doherty power amplifiers are provided. The apparatus is for amplifying Radio Frequency (RF) signals, and the apparatus includes a multi-band Power Amplifier (PA) including a plurality of input matching circuits including switchable capacitors, and a plurality of output matching circuits including the switchable capacitors, wherein the multi-band PA is tunable to more than one RF frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naveen Yanduru, Robert Monroe, Mike Brobston
  • Patent number: 8463943
    Abstract: An information distribution method includes: gathering all-hazards information into an information exchange from a first information source; gathering all-hazards information into the information exchange from a second information source; distributing the all-hazards information from the information exchange to a first independently-controlled alert network; distributing the all-hazards information from the information exchange to a second independently-controlled alert network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Frantisek Brabec, David Robert Monroe Drescher, Edward E. Ingraham, II, Daniel D. Park
  • Publication number: 20120092074
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a switched capacitor architecture for multi-band Doherty power amplifiers are provided. The apparatus is for amplifying Radio Frequency (RF) signals, and the apparatus includes a multi-band Power Amplifier (PA) including a plurality of input matching circuits including switchable capacitors, and a plurality of output matching circuits including the switchable capacitors, wherein the multi-band PA is tunable to more than one RF frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Naveen YANDURU, Robert MONROE, Mike BROBSTON
  • Publication number: 20100115134
    Abstract: An information distribution method includes: gathering all-hazards information into an information exchange from a first information source; gathering all-hazards information into the information exchange from a second information source; distributing the all-hazards information from the information exchange to a first independently-controlled alert network; distributing the all-hazards information from the information exchange to a second independently-controlled alert network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Frantisek Brabec, David Robert Monroe Drescher, Edward E. Ingraham, II, Daniel D. Park
  • Publication number: 20070158102
    Abstract: A power device that includes a printed circuit board having one or more dielectric and copper layers between a top and a bottom metal layer. The power device includes an area extending through all metal and dielectric layers of the printed circuit board except the bottom metal layer. A semiconductor device is positioned within the area and mounted to the bottom metal layer of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventor: Robert Monroe