Patents by Inventor Roberto Padovani

Roberto Padovani 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: 10285861
    Abstract: Ski goggles for a goggles wearer have a frame and a goggle lens supported by the frame. The goggle lens has a surface facing the wearer's face during normal use and has a surface facing away from the wearer's face. A frame pad is connected to the frame and is seated on the wearer's face during normal use. A retaining strap holds the ski goggles on the wearer's head during normal use. The frame has a thickness (d1, d2) of less than 1.5 centimeters in a perpendicular direction to the surface of the lens facing the wearer's face during normal use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Padovani
  • Patent number: 9874430
    Abstract: A probe (100) comprises a frame (2), a movable armset (3) and a processing circuit (30; 30?) for processing signals. The processing circuit is able to individually detect the state of contacts (13) defined by the cooperation between mechanical elements of the armset and mechanical elements of the frame, that is the closing or opening of the contacts, and provide a signal indicative of a rest position of the probe when it detects no more than one open contact. A method for processing signals uses said circuit in order to provide a signal indicative of a rest position of the probe. The circuit and the method for processing signals are advantageously implemented for processing the output signals of a touch probe adapted to check dimensions or position of a workpiece in coordinate measuring machines and machine tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Marposs Societa' Per Azioni
    Inventors: Roberto Padovani, Daniele Dondi
  • Patent number: 9795513
    Abstract: Ski goggles for a goggles wearer having: a frame with a first side facing the face and a second side facing away from the face during normal use; a nose bridge for resting on the wearer's nose; a lens having a first surface facing the face and a second surface facing away from the face during normal use; a pad connected to the frame and resting on the face during normal use; a strap holding the goggles on the head during normal use; a coupling arrangement adapted to releasably couple the lens to the frame. The coupling arrangement includes a first coupling point at a nose area of the first side and a second coupling point disposed around at least a portion of a perimeter of the first side. The coupling arrangement includes the nose bridge. The bridge is releasably coupleable to the frame and provides the first coupling point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Padovani
  • Publication number: 20170146828
    Abstract: A method of color-dyeing a lens for goggles and glasses, whereby the lens includes a polycarbonate substrate, the method including the steps of: providing a liquid mixture of components including at least one dye or pigment, suitable for color-dyeing polycarbonate and a dispersion medium, whereby the at least one dye or pigment is dispersed as colloids in the dispersion medium; immersing the substrate into the mixture such that the at least one dye or pigment is impregnated into the substrate; and withdrawing the substrate from the mixture. The method is characterized in that the dispersion medium includes a solvent for dissolving the at least one dye or pigment, whereby the solvent includes at least one member selected from the group including an organic alcohol, in particular an aromatic alcohol, in particular benzylic alcohol; a butyl acetate, and a methacrylate ester, in particular methyl methacrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Roberto Padovani, Davide Terzi, Thomas Gloege, Eberhard Uhl
  • Patent number: 9477926
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for piecewise linear neuron modeling and implementing artificial neurons in an artificial nervous system based on linearized neuron models. One example method for operating an artificial neuron generally includes determining that a first state of the artificial neuron is within a first region; determining a second state of the artificial neuron based at least in part on a first set of linear equations, wherein the first set of linear equations is based at least in part on a first set of parameters corresponding to the first region; determining that the second state of the artificial neuron is within a second region; and determining a third state of the artificial neuron based at least in part on a second set of linear equations, wherein the second set of linear equations is based at least in part on a second set of parameters corresponding to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Young Cheul Yoon, Ryan Michael Carey, Roberto Padovani
  • Publication number: 20160169656
    Abstract: A probe (100) comprises a frame (2), a movable armset (3) and a processing circuit (30; 30?) for processing signals. The processing circuit is able to individually detect the state of contacts (13) defined by the cooperation between mechanical elements of the armset and mechanical elements of the frame, that is the closing or opening of the contacts, and provide a signal indicative of a rest position of the probe when it detects no more than one open contact. A method for processing signals uses said circuit in order to provide a signal indicative of a rest position of the probe. The circuit and the method for processing signals are advantageously implemented for processing the output signals of a touch probe adapted to check dimensions or position of a workpiece in coordinate measuring machines and machine tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Marposs Societa' Per Azioni
    Inventors: Roberto Padovani, Daniele Dondi
  • Patent number: 9292790
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for piecewise linear neuron modeling and implementing artificial neurons in an artificial nervous system based on linearized neuron models. One example method for operating an artificial neuron generally includes determining that a first state of the artificial neuron is within a first region; determining a second state of the artificial neuron based at least in part on a first set of linear equations, wherein the first set of linear equations is based at least in part on a first set of parameters corresponding to the first region; determining that the second state of the artificial neuron is within a second region; and determining a third state of the artificial neuron based at least in part on a second set of linear equations, wherein the second set of linear equations is based at least in part on a second set of parameters corresponding to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Roberto Padovani, Young Cheul Yoon, Naga Bhushan
  • Publication number: 20160008174
    Abstract: Ski goggles for a goggles wearer having: a frame with a first side facing the face and a second side facing away from the face during normal use; a nose bridge for resting on the wearer's nose; a lens having a first surface facing the face and a second surface facing away from the face during normal use; a pad connected to the frame and resting on the face during normal use; a strap holding the goggles on the head during normal use; a coupling arrangement adapted to releasably couple the lens to the frame. The coupling arrangement includes a first coupling point at a nose area of the first side and a second coupling point disposed around at least a portion of a perimeter of the first side. The coupling arrangement includes the nose bridge. The bridge is releasably coupleable to the frame and provides the first coupling point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Roberto Padovani
  • Patent number: 9198053
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment, a method of transmitting signals is provided. Signal waveforms are transmitted from at least two respective sectors. The at least two respective sectors are from at least two different sets of a superset of sectors. The transmitted signal waveforms include signal waveforms at least nearly mutually orthogonal at least along a particular signal dimension. An advantage of such an embodiment, for example, is reduced signal interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Peter John Black, Qiang Wu, Wanlun Zhao, Yeliz Tokgoz, Roberto Padovani, Ayman Fawzy Naguib, Je Woo Kim, Pranav Dayal, Parag Arun Agashe
  • Publication number: 20150272784
    Abstract: The invention is directed to ski goggles having a frame with a frame back side directed toward the wearer's face during use. A frame front lies opposite the frame back side and a frame edge is directed laterally outward with an upper frame-edge portion. A goggle lens is supported by the frame and a retaining strap, during normal use, holds the ski goggles on the wearer's head. A spoiler can be releasably connected to the upper frame-edge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Roberto Padovani
  • Publication number: 20150272783
    Abstract: Ski goggles for a goggles wearer have a frame and a goggle lens supported by the frame. The goggle lens has a surface facing the wearer's face during normal use and has a surface facing away from the wearer's face. A frame pad is connected to the frame and is seated on the wearer's face during normal use. A retaining strap holds the ski goggles on the wearer's head during normal use. The frame has a thickness (d1, d2) of less than 1.5 mm in a perpendicular direction to the surface of the lens facing the wearer's face during normal use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Roberto Padovani
  • Patent number: 9124344
    Abstract: A pilot reference transmission scheme well suited for high data rate wireless communication systems is disclosed. To maximize the amount of interference from transmissions from neighboring transmission sources (e.g., access points or base stations) during the pilot interval, and hence minimize the amount of interference from non-transmitting sources during the data intervals, the pilot references are transmitted in bursts at predetermined time intervals, and the pilot bursts from the access points are synchronized. This results in maximum interference contributions from non-transmitting neighboring access points, facilitating reliable estimation of worst case carrier-to-interference (C/I), and further allows the receiving devices (e.g., access terminals) to easily recognize the bursts as pilot reference. In one embodiment, each access point transmits the pilot bursts at or near its maximum transmit power level and no user-specific data is transmitted during the pilot bursts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Roberto Padovani, Peter John Black, Nagabhushana T. Sindhushayana
  • Patent number: 9118387
    Abstract: A pilot reference transmission scheme well suited for high data rate wireless communication systems is disclosed. To maximize the amount of interference from transmissions from neighboring transmission sources (e.g., access points or base stations) during the pilot interval, and hence minimize the amount of interference from non-transmitting sources during the data intervals, the pilot references are transmitted in bursts at predetermined time intervals, and the pilot bursts from the access points are synchronized. This results in maximum interference contributions from non-transmitting neighboring access points, facilitating reliable estimation of worst case carrier-to-interference (C/I), and further allows the receiving devices (e.g., access terminals) to easily recognize the bursts as pilot reference. In one embodiment, each access point transmits the pilot bursts at or near its maximum transmit power level and no user-specific data is transmitted during the pilot bursts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Roberto Padovani, Peter J. Black, Nagabhushana T. Sindhushayana
  • Patent number: 9119026
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment, a method of transmitting signals is provided. Signal waveforms are transmitted from at least two respective sectors. The at least two respective sectors are from at least two different sets of a superset of sectors. The transmitted signal waveforms include signal waveforms at least nearly mutually orthogonal at least along a particular signal dimension. An advantage of such an embodiment, for example, is reduced signal interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Qiang Wu, Roberto Padovani, Wanlun Zhao, Yeliz Tokgoz, Ayman Fawzy Naguib, Pranav Dayal, Parag Arun Agashe, Naga Bhushan, Je Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 9071344
    Abstract: A method and system for reverse link interference cancellation. One method comprises demodulating and decoding at least one signal sent from at least one access terminal and received by a first base station, sending demodulated, decoded information of the signal to a second base station, reconstructing the signal at the second base station, and subtracting the reconstructed signal from a buffer at the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John Edward Smee, Jilei Hou, Roberto Padovani, Peter John Black, Kenneth D. Easton
  • Patent number: 9001735
    Abstract: In a data communication system capable of variable rate transmission, high rate packet data transmission improves utilization of the forward link and decreases the transmission delay. Data transmission on the forward link is time multiplexed and the base station transmits at the highest data rate supported by the forward link at each time slot to one mobile station. The data rate is determined by the largest C/I measurement of the forward link signals as measured at the mobile station. Upon determination of a data packet received in error, the mobile station transmits a NACK message back to the base station. The NACK message results in retransmission of the data packet received in error. The data packets can be transmitted out of sequence by the use of sequence number to identify each data unit within the data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Roberto Padovani, Paul E. Bender, Peter J. Black, Matthew S. Grob, Jurg K. Hinderling, Nagabhushana T. Sindhushayana, Charles E. Wheatley, III
  • Publication number: 20140143191
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for piecewise linear neuron modeling and implementing one or more artificial neurons in an artificial nervous system based on one or more linearized neuron models. One example method (for implementing a combination of a plurality of neuron models in a system of neural processing units) generally includes loading parameters for a first neuron model selected from the plurality of neuron models into a first neural processing unit, determining a first state of the first neural processing unit based at least in part on the parameters for the first neuron model, and determining a second state of the first neural processing unit based at least in part on the parameters for the first neuron model and on the first state. This method may also include updating the plurality of neuron models (e.g., by adding, deleting, or adjusting parameters for the first neuron model or another neuron model).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Roberto PADOVANI, Young Cheul YOON
  • Publication number: 20140143190
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for piecewise linear neuron modeling and implementing artificial neurons in an artificial nervous system based on linearized neuron models. One example method for operating an artificial neuron generally includes determining that a first state of the artificial neuron is within a first region; determining a second state of the artificial neuron based at least in part on a first set of linear equations, wherein the first set of linear equations is based at least in part on a first set of parameters corresponding to the first region; determining that the second state of the artificial neuron is within a second region; and determining a third state of the artificial neuron based at least in part on a second set of linear equations, wherein the second set of linear equations is based at least in part on a second set of parameters corresponding to the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Roberto PADOVANI, Young Cheul YOON, Naga BHUSHAN
  • Publication number: 20140143194
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for piecewise linear neuron modeling and implementing artificial neurons in an artificial nervous system based on linearized neuron models. One example method for operating an artificial neuron generally includes determining that a first state of the artificial neuron is within a first region; determining a second state of the artificial neuron based at least in part on a first set of linear equations, wherein the first set of linear equations is based at least in part on a first set of parameters corresponding to the first region; determining that the second state of the artificial neuron is within a second region; and determining a third state of the artificial neuron based at least in part on a second set of linear equations, wherein the second set of linear equations is based at least in part on a second set of parameters corresponding to the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Young Cheul YOON, Ryan Michael CAREY, Roberto PADOVANI
  • Patent number: 8644264
    Abstract: Methods and systems for estimating and canceling pilot interference in a wireless (e.g., CDMA) communication system. In one method, a received signal comprised of a number of signal instances, each including a pilot, is initially processed to provide data samples. Each signal instance's pilot interference may be estimated by despreading the data samples with a spreading sequence for the signal instance, channelizing the despread data to provide pilot symbols, filtering the pilot symbols to estimate the channel response of the signal instance, and multiplying the estimated channel response with the spreading sequence. The pilot interference estimates due to a plurality of interfering multipaths are accumulated to derive the total pilot interference, which is subtracted from the data samples to provide pilot-canceled data samples. These samples are then processed to derive demodulated data for each of at least one (desired) signal instance in the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Alessandro Vanelli Coralli, Henry David Pfister, Jilei Hou, John Edward Smee, Roberto Padovani, Brian K. Butler, Jeffrey A. Levin, Thomas B. Wilborn, Paul E. Bender