Patents by Inventor Yigal Bitran

Yigal Bitran 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: 11277245
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal in a wireless telecommunications system comprising the terminal and a network node, wherein the method comprises: determining there is data to be transmitted from the terminal to the network node using a series of repeat transmissions; establishing an initial arrangement of transmission resources to be used for transmitting respective ones of the repeat transmissions from the terminal to the network node; starting to transmit the series of repeat transmissions to the network node using transmission resources according to the initial arrangement; establishing before the transmission of the series of repeat transmissions to the network node is complete that a modified arrangement of transmission resources should be used for transmitting at least some of the remaining repeat transmissions; and starting to transmit the at least some remaining repeat transmissions to the network node using transmission resources in accordance with the modified arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION, ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Yigal Bitran, Lavi Semel, Hovav Elzas
  • Patent number: 11012830
    Abstract: A communication device includes a modem and circuitry. The modem communicates with a cellular network that is linked to a data network to which one or more target servers are coupled. The circuitry is configured to hold a token that identifies the communication device for assignment to a selected service plan in a management server of the cellular network, to trigger, based on the token, an onboarding request to the management server for assigning the selected service plan to the communication device, and, after the selected service plan has been assigned to the communication device in the management server, to communicate with a target server, via the cellular network and over the data network, in accordance with the selected service plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Avishay Sharaga, Ilan Reingold, Yigal Bitran, Gilad Aloni
  • Publication number: 20200221542
    Abstract: A communication device includes a long-rage transceiver, a short-range transceiver and a processor. The long-range transceiver is configured to communicate wirelessly with a Base Station (BS) of a cellular network. The short-range transceiver is configured to communicate wirelessly with one or more peer communication devices over a short-range network. The processor is configured to communicate with the peer communication devices via the short-range transceiver and with the BS via the long-range transceiver, so as to share resources between the communication device and the peer communication devices or the cellular network, for providing a communication service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Lavi Semel, Dima Feldman
  • Publication number: 20200162221
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal in a wireless telecommunications system comprising the terminal and a network node, wherein the method comprises: determining there is data to be transmitted from the terminal to the network node using a series of repeat transmissions; establishing an initial arrangement of transmission resources to be used for transmitting respective ones of the repeat transmissions from the terminal to the network node; starting to transmit the series of repeat transmissions to the network node using transmission resources according to the initial arrangement; establishing before the transmission of the series of repeat transmissions to the network node is complete that a modified arrangement of transmission resources should be used for transmitting at least some of the remaining repeat transmissions; and starting to transmit the at least some remaining repeat transmissions to the network node using transmission resources in accordance with the modified arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, Altair Semiconductor Ltd
    Inventors: Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Yigal BITRAN, Lavi SEMEL, Hovav ELZAS
  • Publication number: 20190306673
    Abstract: A communication device includes a modem and circuitry. The modem communicates with a cellular network that is linked to a data network to which one or more target servers are coupled. The circuitry is configured to hold a token that identifies the communication device for assignment to a selected service plan in a management server of the cellular network, to trigger, based on the token, an onboarding request to the management server for assigning the selected service plan to the communication device, and, after the selected service plan has been assigned to the communication device in the management server, to communicate with a target server, via the cellular network and over the data network, in accordance with the selected service plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Avishay Sharaga, Ilan Reingold, Yigal Bitran, Gilad Aloni
  • Patent number: 10243541
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a signal from a remote transmitter via an electrically-tunable antenna having a tunable element. An adjustment, to be applied to a response of the electrically-tunable antenna, is calculating by analyzing the received signal. The response of the electrically-tunable antenna is adapted by controlling the tunable element responsively to the estimated adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Dima Feldman, Yigal Bitran, Ariel Yagil
  • Patent number: 10169109
    Abstract: A cellular device architecture, including two application processors connectible through a Modem-AP Switch to two modems, each communicating with a respective antenna. A Controller module coupled to the switch and being configured, in response to receipt of data received in the Modem-AP switch as received through an antenna, to command the switch to select a processing route, whereby one of the application processors is switched to connect to one of the modems and to its associated antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yaakov Shoshan, Gil Koifman, Yigal Bitran
  • Publication number: 20180062624
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a signal from a remote transmitter via an electrically-tunable antenna having a tunable element. An adjustment, to be applied to a response of the electrically-tunable antenna, is calculating by analyzing the received signal. The response of the electrically-tunable antenna is adapted by controlling the tunable element responsively to the estimated adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Dima Feldman, Yigal Bitran, Ariel Yagil
  • Patent number: 9843307
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a signal from a remote transmitter via an electrically-tunable antenna having a tunable element. An adjustment, to be applied to a response of the electrically-tunable antenna, is calculating by analyzing the received signal. The response of the electrically-tunable antenna is adapted by controlling the tunable element responsively to the estimated adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Dima Feldman, Yigal Bitran, Ariel Yagil
  • Patent number: 9438279
    Abstract: A communication device includes a transmitter (TX), a receiver (RX), one or more adaptively-tunable Electrically-Small Antennas (ESAs), and a control unit. The transmitter is configured to produce a TX signal for transmission on a TX frequency band. The receiver is configured to process an RX signal received on an RX frequency band. The adaptively-tunable ESAs are configured to transmit the TX signal on the TX frequency band and to receive the RX signal on the RX frequency band. The control unit is configured to adaptively tune respective responses of the one or more ESAs in the TX or RX frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Dima Feldman, Yigal Bitran
  • Patent number: 9265004
    Abstract: A method for communication in a receiver (20) includes receiving over a wireless communication channel a signal that carries at least a control channel. A first estimate of a response of the wireless communication channel is computed using a first estimation process having a first latency, and the control channel is decoded based on the first estimate. Upon identifying, based on the decoded control channel, a time period during which no data channel is to be addressed to the receiver, circuitry (24) of the receiver is shut down for at least part of the identified time period. A second estimate of the response is computed using a second estimation process having a second latency, higher than the first latency, and a data channel that is addressed to the receiver is decoded based on the second estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
    Inventors: Edan Almog, Yigal Bitran
  • Patent number: 9258833
    Abstract: A method for communication in a wireless device (24) includes establishing a first connection with a base station (BS-28) of a long-range wireless data network, and a second connection on a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). A time interval (96) is selected in the wireless device for communicating over the second connection. In preparation for the selected time interval, the BS is caused to refrain from scheduling data transmission from the wireless device to the BS over the first connection during the time interval, by reporting to the BS prior to the time interval that no data is pending for transmission from the wireless device. The wireless device communicates over the second connection on the WLAN during the time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Ariel Yagil
  • Publication number: 20160028375
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a signal from a remote transmitter via an electrically-tunable antenna having a tunable element. An adjustment, to be applied to a response of the electrically-tunable antenna, is calculating by analyzing the received signal. The response of the electrically-tunable antenna is adapted by controlling the tunable element responsively to the estimated adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Dima Feldman, Yigal Bitran, Ariel Yagil
  • Patent number: 9237572
    Abstract: A method for communication includes communicating between one or more first base stations (28A) and first wireless communication terminals (32A) using a first alternating pattern (56) of downlink time intervals and uplink time intervals. A time offset is selected between the first alternating pattern and a second alternating pattern (60), which is used by one or more second base stations (28B) for communicating with second wireless communication terminals (32B), so as to minimize impact of interference between the first and second wireless communication terminals. The first base stations are synchronized relative to the second base stations according to the selected time offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Dima Feldman, Ariel Yagil
  • Publication number: 20150326254
    Abstract: A communication device includes a transmitter (TX), a receiver (RX), one or more adaptively-tunable Electrically-Small Antennas (ESAs), and a control unit. The transmitter is configured to produce a TX signal for transmission on a TX frequency band. The receiver is configured to process an RX signal received on an RX frequency band. The adaptively-tunable ESAs are configured to transmit the TX signal on the TX frequency band and to receive the RX signal on the RX frequency band. The control unit is configured to adaptively tune respective responses of the one or more ESAs in the TX or RX frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Dima Feldman, Yigal Bitran
  • Patent number: 9170816
    Abstract: A processor includes one or more processing units, an execution pipeline and control circuitry. The execution pipeline includes at least first and second pipeline stages that are cascaded so that program instructions, specifying operations to be performed by the processing units in successive cycles of the pipeline, are fetched from a memory by the first pipeline stage and conveyed to the second pipeline stage, which causes the processing units to perform the specified operations. The control circuitry is coupled, upon determining that a program instruction that is present in the second pipeline stage in a first cycle of the pipeline is to be executed again in a subsequent cycle of the pipeline, to cause the execution pipeline to reuse the program instruction in one of the pipeline stages without re-fetching the program instruction from the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Edan Almog, Nohik Semel, Yigal Bitran, Nadav Cohen, Yoel Livne, Eli Zyss
  • Patent number: 9036569
    Abstract: A method for communication includes allocating, in a multiple-access communication system (20) that uses multiple subcarriers, first subcarriers to a first communication terminal for transmitting first data, and second subcarriers to a second communication terminal for transmitting second data. The first communication terminal is assigned to modulate the first data onto at least some of the first subcarriers using a first multi-carrier modulation scheme, to produce a first signal. The second communication terminal is assigned to modulate the second data onto at least some of the second subcarriers using a second multi-carrier modulation scheme, which has a reduced peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) relative to the first multi-carrier modulation scheme, to produce a second signal. Simultaneous communication is carried out with the first and second communication terminals by simultaneously receiving the first and second signals over the first and second subcarriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Ariel Yagil
  • Patent number: 8831046
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a Radio Frequency (RF) unit and a baseband processor. The baseband processor is coupled to receive from the a servicing base station (BS) information indicating an extent of synchronization between the servicing BS and at least one other BS of the wireless communication network, and to process received signals, responsively to the extent of the synchronization specified in the received information, so as to cancel interference caused to the signals received from the servicing BS by signals transmitted by the at least one other BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Altair Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Lusky, Yigal Bitran
  • Publication number: 20140177606
    Abstract: A method for communication includes communicating between one or more first base stations (28A) and first wireless communication terminals (32A) using a first alternating pattern (56) of downlink time intervals and uplink time intervals. A time offset is selected between the first alternating pattern and a second alternating pattern (60), which is used by one or more second base stations (28B) for communicating with second wireless communication terminals (32B), so as to minimize impact of interference between the first and second wireless communication terminals. The first base stations are synchronized relative to the second base stations according to the selected time offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
    Inventors: Yigal Bitran, Dima Feldman, Ariel Yagil
  • Publication number: 20140018125
    Abstract: A cellular device architecture, including two application processors connectible through a Modem-AP Switch to two modems, each communicating with a respective antenna. A Controller module coupled to the switch and being configured, in response to receipt of data received in the Modem-AP switch as received through an antenna, to command the switch to select a processing route, whereby one of the application processors is switched to connect to one of the modems and to its associated antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yaakov Shoshan, Gil Koifman, Yigal Bitran