Patents by Inventor Wayne E. Bretl

Wayne E. Bretl 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: 9219629
    Abstract: Adaptive low complexity minimum mean square error (MMSE) channel estimator for OFDM systems operating over mobile channel. Complexity of the estimator is reduced by partitioning sub-carriers into windows where, window size is optimized by considering channel model mismatch error (MME). Three types of adaptive windowed MMSE (W-MMSE) estimators include: A first type, a simplified delay profile applied as channel reference model, and optimum window size adaptive to the estimated signal-to-noise ratio. A second type, a group of candidate channel reference models are considered. The receiver roughly estimates and selects current reference model from candidate group, then adapts optimum window size based on the estimated SNR and selected channel model. A third type, the current channel statistics are finely estimated and window size is iteratively optimized at receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ning Sun, Wayne E. Bretl, Nejib Ammar
  • Patent number: 8640001
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 8238381
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 8213464
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Zenitch Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 8213465
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 8213466
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 8184666
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Publication number: 20120033740
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 8081666
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 7975204
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Publication number: 20090180535
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 7558297
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 7519088
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Publication number: 20090080537
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Publication number: 20090024897
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 7327790
    Abstract: An MPEG on-screen display coder includes a buffer, an MPEG encoder, and a multiplexer. The buffer receives and buffers an MPEG transport data stream containing frames of a selected program and frames of a non-selected program. The MPEG encoder encodes frames of the selected program with an on-screen display. The multiplexer selectively passes to a digital television receiver the frames of the non-selected program, the encoded frames of the selected program, and original frames of the selected program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Mark Fimoff, Paul A. Snopko
  • Patent number: 7215714
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 7187698
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data. The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 6996133
    Abstract: Normally ordered robust VSB data are reordered in accordance with a first interleave to produce reordered robust VSB data, The reordered robust VSB data and ATSC data are reordered in accordance with a second interleave to produce normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data. The normally ordered robust VSB data and reordered ATSC data are time multiplexed for transmission to a receiver. The receiver discards the reordered ATSC data or the normally ordered robust VSB data depending upon receiver type or user selection. A robust VSB receiver is able to process the normally ordered robust VSB data upstream of an outer decoder without an interleave thereby avoiding the delay associated with an interleave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Richard W. Citta, Mark Fimoff
  • Patent number: 6985092
    Abstract: Frames comprise odd fields and even fields. The frame sync segments of the odd fields contains a current map specifying the location of data in frames, a next map specifying the location of data in a future frame, and a frame count designating the future frame. The frame sync segments of the even field may contain the same information. Alternatively, the frame sync segments of the odd fields contain the current map and part of the frame count, and the frame sync segments of the corresponding even fields contain the next map and the rest of the frame count. A receiver uses the map and frame count information to find data in the fields of received frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne E. Bretl, Mark Fimoff