Patents by Inventor Stanley S. Toncich

Stanley S. Toncich 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: 9246351
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include an antenna for receiving electromagnetic radiation in a broadcast radiation band and a near-field radiation band to generate a Radio Frequency (RF) signal. A coupling element couples the RF signal to a first port and at least one additional port, which may be a second port and a third port. A wireless power receiver on the first port includes a rectifier for converting the RF signal to a DC signal when the antenna couples to radiation in the near-field radiation band in a coupling-mode region of the antenna. A near-field communication transceiver includes circuitry for communicating information on the antenna in the near-field radiation band when the coupling element couples the second port to the RF signal. A broadcast receiver on the third port includes circuitry for receiving and tuning the broadcast radiation band when the coupling element couples the third port to the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ernest T Ozaki, Stanley S Toncich
  • Patent number: 9236771
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A transmit antenna generates an electromagnetic field at a resonant frequency of to create a coupling-mode region within a near field of the transmit antenna. A receive antenna receives the resonant frequency when it is within the coupling-mode region and resonates substantially near the resonant frequency. One, or both, of the transmit and receive antennas are tunable antennas that can be adaptively tuned. The adaptive tuning is accomplished by detecting a mismatch at the tunable antenna and generating a mismatch signal responsive to a voltage standing wave ratio at the tunable antenna. A resonance characteristic of the tunable antenna can be modified by adjusting a capacitance of a variable capacitor network connected to the tunable antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stanley S. Toncich, Ernest T. Ozaki, Alireza H. Mohammadian
  • Patent number: 9214829
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include an antenna for receiving electromagnetic radiation in a broadcast radiation band and a near-field radiation band to generate a Radio Frequency (RF) signal. A coupling element couples the RF signal to a first port and at least one additional port, which may be a second port and a third port. A wireless power receiver on the first port includes a rectifier for converting the RF signal to a DC signal when the antenna couples to radiation in the near-field radiation band in a coupling-mode region of the antenna. A near-field communication transceiver includes circuitry for communicating information on the antenna in the near-field radiation band when the coupling element couples the second port to the RF signal. A broadcast receiver on the third port includes circuitry for receiving and tuning the broadcast radiation band when the coupling element couples the third port to the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ernest T Ozaki, Stanley S Toncich
  • Patent number: 9136914
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. Energy from a transmit antenna is coupled to internal signals on a transmitter. An impedance measurement circuit generates an impedance indication signal for indicating an impedance difference between the coupled internal signals by comparing them. A controller samples the impedance indication signal and determines digital signaling values responsive to changes in the impedance indication signal. The impedance measurement circuit measures one or more of magnitude difference of the internal signals, phase difference of the internal signals, and changes in power consumed by an amplifier coupled between the RF signal and the transmit antenna. A transmitter generates the electromagnetic field with a transmit antenna responsive to a Radio Frequency (RF) signal to create a coupling-mode region within a near field of the transmit antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: William H Von Novak, Stanley S Toncich, Roberto Rimini, Kevin D Lee
  • Patent number: 8929957
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to reducing jamming caused by radiated fields generated by wireless power transmitters. Exemplary embodiments include detecting a jamming condition of a wireless power receiving device resulting from a radiated field from a wireless power transmitter of a charging device. Such embodiments include synchronizing the wireless power coupling with communication of the wireless power receiving device. Synchronizing wireless power coupling may include wireless power coupling at a first level when the wireless power receiving device is expected to receive a signal on a communication channel. Synchronizing wireless power coupling may further include coupling at a higher rate when the wireless power receiving device is not expected to receive a signal on the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stanley S. Toncich, Philip D. Coan
  • Patent number: 8810194
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to retrofitting existing electronic devices for wireless power transfer and near-field communication. Retrofitting circuitry includes an antenna for receiving a signal from an external source, and conversion circuitry for converting the signal to be used by an electronic device. The antenna and conversion circuitry are configured to retrofit to the electronic device, where the electronic device did not originally include the antenna or conversion circuitry. The antenna and conversion circuitry may be configured to receive and convert the signal to generate wireless power for the electronic device. The antenna and the conversion circuitry may also be configured to enable the electronic device to send and receive near-field communication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Miles A Kirby, Matthew S Grob, Ernest T Ozaki, Stanley S Toncich, Nigel P Cook, Stanley B Kinsey, John Hillan, Stephen Frankland
  • Patent number: 8796887
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A wireless power receiver includes a receive antenna for coupling with near field radiation in a coupling-mode region generated by a transmit antenna operating at a resonant frequency. The receive antenna generates an RF signal when coupled to the near filed radiation and a rectifier converts the RF signal to a DC input signal. A direct current (DC)-to-DC converter coupled to the DC input signal generates a DC output signal. A pulse modulator generate a pulse-width modulation signal to the DC-to-DC converter to adjust a DC impedance of the wireless power receiver by modifying a duty cycle of the pulse-width modulation signal responsive to at least one of a voltage of the DC input signal, a current of the DC input signal, a voltage of the DC output signal, and a current of the DC output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: William H. Von Novak, Charles E. Wheatley, Stanley S. Toncich, Ernest T. Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8796999
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer to simultaneously recharge power to more than one device and a user interface for setting charging duration. A method of operating a wireless receiver may comprise receiving wireless power with a receive antenna and conveying power from the receive antenna to a chargeable element. The method may further include electrically isolating the receive antenna from the chargeable element upon detecting that the chargeable element is fully-charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stanley S. Toncich, Ernest T. Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20140152253
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include an antenna for receiving electromagnetic radiation in a broadcast radiation band and a near-field radiation band to generate a Radio Frequency (RF) signal. A coupling element couples the RF signal to a first port and at least one additional port, which may be a second port and a third port. A wireless power receiver on the first port includes a rectifier for converting the RF signal to a DC signal when the antenna couples to radiation in the near-field radiation band in a coupling-mode region of the antenna. A near-field communication transceiver includes circuitry for communicating information on the antenna in the near-field radiation band when the coupling element couples the second port to the RF signal. A broadcast receiver on the third port includes circuitry for receiving and tuning the broadcast radiation band when the coupling element couples the third port to the RF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ernest T. Ozaki, Stanley S. Toncich
  • Patent number: 8682261
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include an antenna for receiving electromagnetic radiation in a broadcast radiation band and a near-field radiation band to generate a Radio Frequency (RF) signal. A coupling element couples the RF signal to a first port and at least one additional port, which may be a second port and a third port. A wireless power receiver on the first port includes a rectifier for converting the RF signal to a DC signal when the antenna couples to radiation in the near-field radiation band in a coupling-mode region of the antenna. A near-field communication transceiver includes circuitry for communicating information on the antenna in the near-field radiation band when the coupling element couples the second port to the RF signal. A broadcast receiver on the third port includes circuitry for receiving and tuning the broadcast radiation band when the coupling element couples the third port to the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ernest T. Ozaki, Stanley S. Toncich
  • Publication number: 20140070621
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A wireless power receiver includes a receive antenna for coupling with near field radiation in a coupling-mode region generated by a transmit antenna operating at a resonant frequency. The receive antenna generates an RF signal when coupled to the near filed radiation and a rectifier converts the RF signal to a DC input signal. A direct current (DC)-to-DC converter coupled to the DC input signal generates a DC output signal. A pulse modulator generate a pulse-width modulation signal to the DC-to-DC converter to adjust a DC impedance of the wireless power receiver by modifying a duty cycle of the pulse-width modulation signal responsive to at least one of a voltage of the DC input signal, a current of the DC input signal, a voltage of the DC output signal, and a current of the DC output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: William H. Von Novak, Charles E. Wheatley, Stanley S. Toncich, Ernest T. Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8588727
    Abstract: An adaptive linearity communication device and its operation are disclosed. The adaptive linearity communication device may include a component having a linearity dependent upon a bias and a processor configured to change the bias in response to the detection of a connection between the wireless communication device and a high-capacity power source. A method of operating an adaptive linearity communication device having a bias dependent component where the device is configured to operate in a high efficiency mode in the absence of a connection between the device and a high-capacity power source, may include determining whether a high-capacity power source is connected to the wireless communication device, and varying the operation of the bias dependent component based on whether a high-capacity power source is connected to the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stanley S. Toncich, Samir S. Soliman, Amol Rajkotia
  • Publication number: 20130300358
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A transmitting device or a receiving device for use in a wireless transfer system may be equipment or a household appliance. The transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near field radiation within a coupling-mode region. An amplifier applies an RF signal to the transmit antenna. A presence detector detects a presence of a receiver device within the coupling-mode region. A controller adjusts a power output of the amplifier responsive to the presence of a receiver device. The presence detector may also detect a human presence. The power output may be adjusted at or below the regulatory level when the presence signal indicates human presence and above a regulatory level when the presence signal indicates human absence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Miles A. Kirby, Matthew S. Grob, Ernest T. Ozaki, Paul E. Jacobs, William H. Von Novak, Alireza Hormoz Mohammadian, Stanley S. Toncich
  • Patent number: 8497658
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A transmitter generates an electromagnetic field at a resonant frequency with a transmit antenna to create a coupling-mode region within a near field of the transmit antenna. The transmitter defines a beginning of a recurring period by on-off keying the electromagnetic field during a synchronization portion of the recurring period. During a power transmission portion of the recurring period, the transmitter couples portions of the electromagnetic field to different receive antennas of various receiver devices within the coupling-mode region. The transmitter also determines a power allocation within the recurring period for the various receiver devices disposed within the coupling-mode region and adjusts a power level of the near field radiation responsive to power requirements received from the receiver devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: William H Von Novak, Stanley S Toncich, Stanton C Braden, Ian J Fevrier
  • Patent number: 8487478
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A transmitting device or a receiving device for use in a wireless transfer system may be equipment or a household appliance. The transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near field radiation within a coupling-mode region. An amplifier applies an RF signal to the transmit antenna. A presence detector detects a presence of a receiver device within the coupling-mode region. A controller adjusts a power output of the amplifier responsive to the presence of a receiver device. The presence detector may also detect a human presence. The power output may be adjusted at or below the regulatory level when the presence signal indicates human presence and above a regulatory level when the presence signal indicates human absence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miles A. Kirby, Matthew S. Grob, Ernest T. Ozaki, Paul E. Jacobs, William H. Von Novak, Alireza Hormoz Mohammadian, Stanley S. Toncich
  • Patent number: 8478205
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for transceiving Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) telephone communications through a common filter. The system includes a tunable ferro-electric bandpass filter (FE BPF), a controller, a low noise amplifier (LNA), and a power amplifier (PA). The FE BPF has a control input to accept tuning voltage signals from the controller and two signal ports. In response to the tuning voltage signals, the FE BPF selects a transmit or receive frequency passband between the signal ports. The FE BPF first signal port is connected to the LNA and the PA and the FE BPF second signal port is connected to an antenna in a wireless device. The LNA and PA are activated and deactivated in response to control signals from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley S. Toncich, Craig Lilja
  • Publication number: 20130038136
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for reducing harmonic emissions. One aspect of the disclosure provides a transmitter apparatus. The transmitter apparatus includes a transmit circuit having an impedance determined by a complex impedance value. The transmitter apparatus further includes a driver circuit coupled to the transmit circuit. The transmitter apparatus further includes a first filter circuit coupled between the driver circuit and a power source. The first filter circuit is configured to substantially isolate emissions presented by the driver circuit to the power source. The transmitter apparatus further includes a second filter circuit coupled between the driver circuit and the transmit circuit and configured to reduce emissions presented by the transmit circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Charles E. Wheatley, Zhen Ning Low, Stanley S. Toncich, Ngo V. Nguyen, Cody B. Wheeland, Fang Han, Xuanning Gao
  • Patent number: 8338991
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A wireless power receiver includes a receive antenna for coupling with near field radiation in a coupling-mode region generated by a transmit antenna operating at a resonant frequency. The receive antenna generates an RF signal when coupled to the near field radiation and a rectifier converts the RF signal to a DC input signal. A direct current-to-direct current (DC-to-DC) converter coupled to the DC input signal generates a DC output signal. A pulse modulator generates a pulse-width modulation signal to the DC-to-DC converter to adjust a DC impedance of the wireless power receiver by modifying a duty cycle of the pulse-width modulation signal responsive to at least one of a voltage of the DC input signal, a current of the DC input signal, a voltage of the DC output signal, and a current of the DC output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: William H Von Novak, Charles E Wheatley, III, Stanley S Toncich, Ernest T Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8229366
    Abstract: A mobile station with a tunable duplexer is disclosed. The mobile station includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. The mobile station includes a receive path that has a receive band reject filter in electronic communication with an antenna at a common node. The receive path also includes a receive band pass filter in electronic communication with the receive band reject filter. The mobile station includes a transmit path that has a transmit band reject filter in electronic communication with the antenna at the common node. The transmit path also includes a transmit band pass filter in electronic communication with the transmit band reject filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Harris Smith Simon, Stanley S. Toncich
  • Patent number: 8204444
    Abstract: An adjustable filter is responsive to a control signal to change a frequency response of the adjustable filter based on at least one of a geographic location, frequency spectrum information, and a status of a secondary internal radio. The control signal may shift a center of the pass band from a first center frequency to a second center frequency and/or change a pass band bandwidth from a first bandwidth to a second bandwidth. A transmitter includes an adjustable filter responsive to a control signal and controller configured to select a frequency response of the adjustable filter by generating the control signal based on a geographical location. In one aspect, the geographical location indicates a region of operation of the receiver and the frequency response is selected in accordance with the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Amol Rajkotia, Samir S. Soliman, Stanley S. Toncich