Patents by Inventor Roger D. Linquist

Roger D. Linquist 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: 20190165849
    Abstract: A system for focusing an orbital angular momentum (OAM) multiplexed beam comprising OAM signal processing circuitry for generating an OAM multiplexed signal. The OAM multiplexed signal includes a plurality of data streams each having a unique orbital angular momentum applied thereto and multiplexed together within the OAM multiplexed signal. Each unique orbital angular momentum has a beam helicity value greater than l=2. An antenna array control circuit controls transmission of the multiplexed OAM signal from each of a plurality of antennas in an antenna array toward a focus point located below the ground as a transmission beam to cause the transmitted OAM multiplexed signals to converge at the focus point below the ground at substantially a same time to overcome a divergence of the transmitted plurality of OAM multiplexed signals caused by the beam helicity value of greater than l=2 for each of the unique orbital angular momentum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: SOLYMAN ASHRAFI, ROGER D. LINQUIST, NIMA ASHRAFI
  • Patent number: 10193611
    Abstract: A system and method for focusing an orthogonal function multiplexed beam receives an orthogonal function multiplexed signal from a data processing source. The orthogonal function multiplexed signal includes a plurality of data streams each having a unique orthogonal function applied thereto and multiplexed together within the orthogonal function multiplexed signal. The orthogonal function multiplexed signal passes through a pair of focusing lenses to focus the orthogonal function multiplexed signal on a predetermined focused point. A distance between the pair of focusing lenses is controlled to cause the orthogonal function multiplexed signal to focus at the predetermined focus point. The orthogonal function multiplexed signals are transmitted from a transmitter toward the focus point at a receiver aperture of a receiver as a transmission beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NXGEN IP PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger D. Linquist, Nima Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10178497
    Abstract: A method for connecting a mobile device with one of a plurality of wireless networks begins by initiating a network selection process of the mobile device with the plurality of wireless networks. A remote server determines a geographic position of the mobile device with respect to at least one of the plurality of wireless networks. The remote server selects one of a first network and a second network of the plurality of wireless networks responsive to the determined geographic position of the mobile device and an associated rule set stored at the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Unger, Mesut Guven, Edward Chao, Malcolm M. Lorang, Roger D. Linquist
  • Publication number: 20180323893
    Abstract: A multi-level antenna array includes a plurality of patch antennas. Each layer of a plurality of layers is separated from other layers by a distance and support a portion of the plurality of patch antennas. Each of a plurality of connectors is associated with one of the plurality of layers for supplying a signal for transmission by the associated layer. A feed network on each of the plurality of layers provides a connection between a connector of the plurality of connectors associated with the layer and the portion of the plurality of patch antennas located on the layer. Each layer of the plurality of layers transmits the signal having a different orthogonal function applied thereto and multiplexes each of the signals having the different orthogonal function applied thereto onto a single transmission beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: SOLYMAN ASHRAFI, ROGER D. LINQUIST
  • Patent number: 10048202
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying a material within a sample comprising signal generation circuitry generates a first signal including a first orbital angular momentum (OAM) signature and applies the first signal to the sample. A detector receives the first signal after the first signal passes through the sample and identifies the material within the sample based on a detected second orbital angular momentum caused by an interaction of the first signal with chiral molecules within the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger D. Linquist
  • Patent number: 10027434
    Abstract: A multi-level antenna array includes a plurality of patch antennas. Each layer of a plurality of layers is separated from other layers by a distance and support a portion of the plurality of patch antennas. Each of a plurality of connectors is associated with one of the plurality of layers for supplying a signal for transmission by the associated layer. A feed network on each of the plurality of layers provides a connection between a connector of the plurality of connectors associated with the layer and the portion of the plurality of patch antennas located on the layer. Each layer of the plurality of layers transmits the signal having a different orthogonal function applied thereto and multiplexes each of the signals having the different orthogonal function applied thereto onto a single transmission beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger D. Linquist
  • Patent number: 9998187
    Abstract: A communications system includes first signal processing circuitry for receiving a plurality of input data streams and applying a different orthogonal function to each of the plurality of input data streams. Second signal processing circuitry processes each of the plurality of input data streams having the different orthogonal function applied thereto to locate a first group of the plurality of input data streams having a first orthogonal function applied thereto onto a carrier signal and locates a second group of the plurality of input data streams having a second orthogonal function applied thereto onto the carrier signal. A transmitter transmits the carrier signal including the first group of the plurality of input data streams having the first orthogonal function applied thereto and the second group of the plurality of input data streams having the second orthogonal function applied thereto over a plurality of communications links from a plurality of transmitting antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger D. Linquist
  • Patent number: 9998763
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting compressed image data includes an encoder, responsive to received image data representing an image, for minimizing a space-spatial frequency of the image data by applying a predetermined orthogonal function thereto to generate a mathematical representation of the image data and extracting coefficients of the mathematical representation of the image data. A transmitter transmits the coefficients of the image data from a first location to a second location. A receiver receives the transmitted coefficients of the image data at the second location from the first location. A decoder recreates the mathematical representation of the image data at the second location responsive to the received coefficients and the predetermined orthogonal function and generates the image data from the recreated mathematical representation of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger D. Linquist
  • Publication number: 20170370838
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying a material within a sample comprising signal generation circuitry generates a first signal including a first orbital angular momentum (OAM) signature and applies the first signal to the sample. A detector receives the first signal after the first signal passes through the sample and identifies the material within the sample based on a detected second orbital angular momentum caused by an interaction of the first signal with chiral molecules within the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger D. Linquist
  • Publication number: 20170302395
    Abstract: A multi-level antenna array includes a plurality of patch antennas. Each layer of a plurality of layers is separated from other layers by a distance and support a portion of the plurality of patch antennas. Each of a plurality of connectors is associated with one of the plurality of layers for supplying a signal for transmission by the associated layer. A feed network on each of the plurality of layers provides a connection between a connector of the plurality of connectors associated with the layer and the portion of the plurality of patch antennas located on the layer. Each layer of the plurality of layers transmits the signal having a different orthogonal function applied thereto and multiplexes each of the signals having the different orthogonal function applied thereto onto a single transmission beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: SOLYMAN ASHRAFI, ROGER D. LINQUIST
  • Patent number: 9793615
    Abstract: An antenna array includes a plurality of patch antennas including a plurality of layers. Each of the plurality of layers are separated by a distance and each support a portion of the plurality of patch antennas. A plurality of connectors are each associated with one of the plurality of layers and supply a signal for transmission by the associated layer. A feed network on each of the plurality of layers provides a connection between a connector associated with the layer and the portion of the patch antennas located on the layer. Each layer transmits a signal having a different orthogonal function applied thereto that multiplexes each of the signals having a different orthogonal function applied thereto onto a single transmission beam. A parabolic reflector reflects the single transmission beam from the plurality of layers of the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger D. Linquist
  • Publication number: 20170187125
    Abstract: An antenna array includes a plurality of patch antennas including a plurality of layers. Each of the plurality of layers are separated by a distance and each support a portion of the plurality of patch antennas. A plurality of connectors are each associated with one of the plurality of layers and supply a signal for transmission by the associated layer. A feed network on each of the plurality of layers provides a connection between a connector associated with the layer and the portion of the patch antennas located on the layer. Each layer transmits a signal having a different orthogonal function applied thereto that multiplexes each of the signals having a different orthogonal function applied thereto onto a single transmission beam. A parabolic reflector reflects the single transmission beam from the plurality of layers of the antenna array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: SOLYMAN ASHRAFI, ROGER D. LINQUIST
  • Patent number: 9595766
    Abstract: A multi-level antenna array includes a plurality of patch antennas. A plurality of layers are separated from each other by a distance. Each of the plurality of layers further supports a portion of the plurality of patch antennas. A plurality of connectors is each associated with one of the plurality of layers to supply a signal for transmission by the associated layer. A feed network on each of the plurality of layers provides a connection between a connector of the plurality of connectors associated with the layer and the portion of the plurality of patch antennas located on the layer. A length of the connection between the connector and each of the portion of the plurality of patch antennas applies a different phase to each of the portion of the plurality of patch antennas on the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger D. Linquist
  • Publication number: 20170064538
    Abstract: A method for connecting a mobile device with one of a plurality of wireless networks begins by initiating a network selection process of the mobile device with the plurality of wireless networks. A remote server determines a geographic position of the mobile device with respect to at least one of the plurality of wireless networks. The remote server selects one of a first network and a second network of the plurality of wireless networks responsive to the determined geographic position of the mobile device and an associated rule set stored at the remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: RONALD UNGER, MESUT GUVEN, EDWARD CHAO, MALCOLM M. LORANG, ROGER D. LINQUIST
  • Publication number: 20170026095
    Abstract: A communications system includes first signal processing circuitry for receiving a plurality of input data streams and applying a different orthogonal function to each of the plurality of input data streams. Second signal processing circuitry processes each of the plurality of input data streams having the different orthogonal function applied thereto to locate a first group of the plurality of input data streams having a first orthogonal function applied thereto onto a carrier signal and locates a second group of the plurality of input data streams having a second orthogonal function applied thereto onto the carrier signal. A transmitter transmits the carrier signal including the first group of the plurality of input data streams having the first orthogonal function applied thereto and the second group of the plurality of input data streams having the second orthogonal function applied thereto over a plurality of communications links from a plurality of transmitting antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: SOLYMAN ASHRAFI, ROGER D. LINQUIST
  • Publication number: 20160372836
    Abstract: A multi-level antenna array includes a plurality of patch antennas. A plurality of layers are separated from each other by a distance. Each of the plurality of layers further supports a portion of the plurality of patch antennas. A plurality of connectors is each associated with one of the plurality of layers to supply a signal for transmission by the associated layer. A feed network on each of the plurality of layers provides a connection between a connector of the plurality of connectors associated with the layer and the portion of the plurality of patch antennas located on the layer. A length of the connection between the connector and each of the portion of the plurality of patch antennas applies a different phase to each of the portion of the plurality of patch antennas on the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: SOLYMAN ASHRAFI, ROGER D. LINQUIST
  • Publication number: 20160359539
    Abstract: A system and method for focusing an orthogonal function multiplexed beam receives an orthogonal function multiplexed signal from a data processing source. The orthogonal function multiplexed signal includes a plurality of data streams each having a unique orthogonal function applied thereto and multiplexed together within the orthogonal function multiplexed signal. The orthogonal function multiplexed signal passes through a pair of focusing lenses to focus the orthogonal function multiplexed signal on a predetermined focused point. A distance between the pair of focusing lenses is controlled to cause the orthogonal function multiplexed signal to focus at the predetermined focus point. The orthogonal function multiplexed signals are transmitted from a transmitter toward the focus point at a receiver aperture of a receiver as a transmission beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: SOLYMAN ASHRAFI, ROGER D. LINQUIST, NIMA ASHRAFI
  • Patent number: 9497698
    Abstract: A method for connecting a mobile device with one of a plurality of wireless networks, involves initiating a registration of the mobile device with one of the plurality of wireless networks. A geographic position of the mobile device is determined with respect to at least one of the plurality of wireless networks. A connection is established to one of the plurality of wireless networks responsive to the determined geographic position of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Unger, Mesut Guven, Edward Chao, Malcolm M. Lorang, Roger D. Linquist
  • Publication number: 20160295243
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting compressed image data includes an encoder, responsive to received image data representing an image, for minimizing a space-spatial frequency of the image data by applying a predetermined orthogonal function thereto to generate a mathematical representation of the image data and extracting coefficients of the mathematical representation of the image data. A transmitter transmits the coefficients of the image data from a first location to a second location. A receiver receives the transmitted coefficients of the image data at the second location from the first location. A decoder recreates the mathematical representation of the image data at the second location responsive to the received coefficients and the predetermined orthogonal function and generates the image data from the recreated mathematical representation of the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: SOLYMAN ASHRAFI, ROGER D. LINQUIST
  • Publication number: 20160286475
    Abstract: A method for connecting a mobile device with one of a plurality of wireless networks, involves initiating a registration of the mobile device with one of the plurality of wireless networks. A geographic position of the mobile device is determined with respect to at least one of the plurality of wireless networks. A connection is established to one of the plurality of wireless networks responsive to the determined geographic position of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: RONALD UNGER, MESUT GUVEN, EDWARD CHAO, MALCOLM M. LORANG, ROGER D. LINQUIST