Patents by Inventor Theodore S. Rappaport

Theodore S. Rappaport 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: 20200025911
    Abstract: An exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium for generating an image(s) or a video(s) of an environment(s), which can include, for example, generating a first millimeter wave (mmWave) radiofrequency (RF) radiation using a mobile device(s), providing the first mmWave RF radiation to the at least one environment, receiving, at the mobile device(s), a second mmWave RF radiation from the environment(s) that can be based on the first mmWave RF radiation, and generating the image(s) or the video(s) based on the second mmWave RF radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: THEODORE S. RAPPAPORT
  • Patent number: 10320461
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a computer-implemented method for configuring at least one antenna array comprising receiving a plurality of sets of samples corresponding to signals incident on a plurality of antennas; computing a mean of the envelopes of the sums of the respective sets; estimating a direction of arrival of the signals incident on the antennas based on the computed means; and configuring the antenna array based on the estimated direction of arrival. The computing and estimating procedures can be performed for each of a plurality of direction-of-arrival candidates. The estimating procedure can comprise determining a maximum value of the mean and a direction of arrival corresponding to the maximum value. The spatial selectivity of the antenna array can be configured based on the estimated direction of arrival. Other exemplary embodiments can include communication apparatus and computer-readable media embodying one or more of the exemplary computer-implemented methods and/or procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: New York University, Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI)
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20190149223
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Patent number: 10224999
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20170288727
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Patent number: 9722690
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20170214446
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a computer-implemented method for configuring at least one antenna array comprising receiving a plurality of sets of samples corresponding to signals incident on a plurality of antennas; computing a mean of the envelopes of the sums of the respective sets; estimating a direction of arrival of the signals incident on the antennas based on the computed means; and configuring the antenna array based on the estimated direction of arrival. The computing and estimating procedures can be performed for each of a plurality of direction-of-arrival candidates. The estimating procedure can comprise determining a maximum value of the mean and a direction of arrival corresponding to the maximum value. The spatial selectivity of the antenna array can be configured based on the estimated direction of arrival. Other exemplary embodiments can include communication apparatus and computer-readable media embodying one or more of the exemplary computer-implemented methods and/or procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Theodore S. RAPPAPORT
  • Patent number: 9667337
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawidebande radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20160353240
    Abstract: A computerized system, method and process allows telecommunications carriers to find, evaluate and select locations for equipment through direct access to end users, while providing citizens the opportunity to offer the use of their dwelling or other assets to carriers. The system and method further provides a computerized mechanism for (a) creating an inventory and marketplace for available properties for use in telecommunications networks, (b) providing quality and/or performance monitoring and control for wireless communication systems based on data in the clearinghouse, and (c) providing localized content over wireless networks using the clearinghouse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20160302146
    Abstract: Exemplary apparatus can be provided that can comprise a plurality of antennas; a plurality of conversion systems, each capable of accepting and/or producing one or more digital signals; a circuit (e.g., radio circuit) configured to couple the antennas to the conversion systems; and computer arrangement configurable to selectively control operation of the conversion systems according to one or more predetermined criteria. In some embodiments, the conversion systems can be configured to utilize different sampling rates and/or quantization resolutions and/or to accept and/or produce different numbers of digital signals. Exemplary conversion systems can be enabled/disabled such that one or more can operate simultaneously based on, e.g., subframe timing of received signal, predetermined schedule, power or energy of received signals, availability of reference signals, channel coherence time, and apparatus energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Sundeep Rangan, Theodore S. Rappaport, Dennis Shasha
  • Publication number: 20160134356
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a communication system comprising a portal between radio-frequency propagation environments; one or more of interface points disposed in the plurality of propagation environment and configured to communicate with each other via the portal; and one or more access points disposed in one of the propagation environments, at least a portion being configured to communicate with a particular interface point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: THEODORE S. RAPPAPORT, DENNIS SHASHA
  • Publication number: 20160103199
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a computer-implemented method for configuring at least one antenna array comprising receiving a plurality of samples corresponding to signals incident on a plurality of antennas; using a computer arrangement, computing one or more data related to an envelope of the samples and estimating a direction of arrival of the signals incident on the antennas based on the one or more computed data; and configuring the at least one antenna array based on the estimated direction of arrival. The computing and estimating procedures can be performed for each of a plurality of direction-of-arrival candidates. The one or more data can be statistics corresponding to multipath shape factor parameters. The spatial selectivity of the at least one antenna array can be configured based on the estimated direction of arrival. Other exemplary embodiments include apparatus and computer-readable media embodying one or more of the exemplary computer-implemented methods and/or procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20150071164
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawidebande radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20150063157
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawidebande radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Patent number: 8923754
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Patent number: 8918049
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Patent number: 8725700
    Abstract: A computerized system, method and process allows telecommunications carriers to find, evaluate and select locations for equipment through direct access to end users, while providing citizens the opportunity to offer the use of their dwelling or other assets to carriers. The system and method further provides a computerized mechanism for (a) creating an inventory and marketplace for available properties for use in telecommunications networks, (b) providing quality and/or performance monitoring and control for wireless communication systems based on data in the clearinghouse, and (c) providing localized content over wireless networks using the clearinghouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Patent number: 8611812
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawidebande radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Publication number: 20130328723
    Abstract: Wireless devices, and particularly mobile devices such as cellphones, PDAs, computers, navigation devices, etc., as well as other devices which transmit or receive data or other signals at multiple frequency bands utilize at least one antenna to transmit and receive and a plurality of different bands (e.g., GSM cellular communication band; Bluetooth short range communication band; ultrawideband (UWB) communications, etc.). These wireless devices can simultaneously transmit or receive at a plurality of different bands, or simultaneously transmit and receive at different bands. The wireless devices have the ability to use a single physical structure (e.g., an antenna) for transmission and reception of many different bands. The antenna can be either actively tuned or passively tuned using one or more elements. The antenna may comprise a plurality of antenna elements or antennas, and at least one antenna may be a steerable antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Patent number: 8600295
    Abstract: An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Theodore S. Rappaport