Patents by Inventor Stephen V. Schell

Stephen V. Schell 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: 20120108205
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for secure provision of access control entities (such as electronic or virtual Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) components) post-deployment of the host device on which the access control entity will be used. In one embodiment, wireless (e.g., cellular) user equipment is given a unique device key and endorsement certificate which can be used to provide updates or new eSIMs to the user equipment in the “field”. The user equipment can trust eSIM material delivered by an unknown third-party eSIM vendor, based on a secure certificate transmission with the device key. In another aspect, an operating system (OS) is partitioned into various portions or “sandboxes”. During operation, the user device can activate and execute the operating system in the sandbox corresponding to the current wireless network. Personalization packages received while connected to the network only apply to that sandbox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen V. Schell, Jerrold Von Hauck
  • Patent number: 7639098
    Abstract: A pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) signal generator that injects a copy of a pulse into the PAM baseband signal prior to frequency upconversion and power amplification. The pulse comprises a function of, or an extra copy of, a pulse in the PAM baseband signal. The pulse injector analyzes the PAM baseband signal for times when a predetermined threshold is exceeded and forms a pulse that is constructed and arranged to reduce the amplitude of the PAM baseband signal to a desired peak amplitude when the pulse is added to the PAM baseband signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen V. Schell, Richard W. D. Booth