Patents by Inventor Shawn McCaslin

Shawn McCaslin 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: 20060039550
    Abstract: An echo canceling system, method of attenuating echo, and a bit pump and transceiver employing the system and method. The echo canceling system is couplable between a transmit and receive path of the bit pump and receives and attenuates the echo in a receive signal propagating along the receive path. In one embodiment, the echo canceling system includes a slave echo canceling stage that employs a filter coefficient to attenuate the echo. The echo canceling system also includes a separation circuit, coupled to the slave echo canceling stage, that generates data representing a residual echo substantially exclusive of the receive signal. The echo canceling system still further includes a master echo canceling stage, coupled to the separation circuit, that receives the data and modifies the filter coefficient based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mandeep Chadha, Shawn McCaslin, Mile Milisavljevic
  • Patent number: 6101172
    Abstract: A PSD template for an HDSL2 transmission system includes three regions, a full-duplex region for both upstream and downstream transmission, and two half-duplex regions, a first duplex region for containing substantially upstream power and a half-duplex region for containing substantially downstream power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventors: Nicholas van Bavel, Shawn McCaslin
  • Patent number: 5198992
    Abstract: An in-phase signal is sampled at an input of a first analog-to-digital converter (41), and a quadrature signal is sampled at an input of a second analog-to-digital converter (42). The output of the first analog-to-digital converter (41) is delayed by an amount equal to one, plus an integer number times four, sample periods to provide a delayed in-pahse signal. Then the delayed in-phase signal is added to the quadrature signal to provide a sum signal. Then a tone is detected in the sum signal. In one embodiment, a data processor (32) stores the output of the analog-to-digital converters (41, 42) in memory (34) and processes the data as programmed by microcode (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Inventor: Shawn McCaslin
  • Patent number: 5136531
    Abstract: A method of detecting a wideband tone, having a nominal frequency but occurring anywhere within a wide range of frequencies, includes a step of bandpass filtering input data. The bandpass-filtered data is used to predict a value of the input data using an algorithm such as least-mean-squares (LMS) adaptive linear prediction. An error signal is provided as a difference between the actual and predicted values of the input data. By computing the power in the error signal, the presence or absence of a tone can be detected, because a tone causes a smaller prediction error and power than other, non-tone processes such as white noise. A high-to-low transition in power represents a start of a tone, whereas a low-to-high transition in power represents an end of a tone. A tone flag signal is provided in response to a predetermined relationship between two power computations, such as a low-to-high transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Shawn McCaslin