Patents by Inventor Yigal Brandman

Yigal Brandman 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: 8001441
    Abstract: Data is stored in a nonvolatile memory so that different pages of data stored in the same memory cells are encoded according to different encoding schemes. A first page is decoded according to its encoding scheme and an output is provided based on the decoding of the first page that is subsequently used in decoding a second page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Yigal Brandman
  • Patent number: 7904780
    Abstract: Data is stored in a nonvolatile memory so that different pages of data stored in the same memory cells are encoded according to different encoding schemes. A first page is decoded according to its encoding scheme and an output is provided based on the decoding of the first page that is subsequently used in decoding a second page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventor: Yigal Brandman
  • Patent number: 7904788
    Abstract: Data is read from a nonvolatile memory array using one or more read voltages that are adjusted during memory life. Programming target voltages and read voltages may be adjusted together over memory life to map memory states to an increasingly wide threshold window. Individual memory states are mapped to sub-ranges that are made wider, reducing errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Patent number: 7904783
    Abstract: In a nonvolatile memory system, data is read from a memory array and used to obtain likelihood values, which are then provided to a soft-input soft-output decoder. The soft-input soft-output decoder calculates output likelihood values from input likelihood values and from parity data that was previously added according to an encoding scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Patent number: 7818653
    Abstract: In a nonvolatile memory system, data is read from a memory array and used to obtain likelihood values, which are then provided to a soft-input soft-output decoder. The soft-input soft-output decoder calculates output likelihood values from input likelihood values and from parity data that was previously added according to an encoding scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Patent number: 7805663
    Abstract: In a nonvolatile memory system a Soft-Input Soft-Output (SISO) decoder corrects errors in data that is read from a memory and a statistical unit connected to the SISO decoder collects data regarding corrections. The statistical unit generates at least one output based on the collected data and at least one operating parameter of the memory is modified in response to the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Patent number: 7558109
    Abstract: Data is read from a nonvolatile memory array using one or more read voltages that are adjusted during memory life. Programming target voltages and read voltages may be adjusted together over memory life to map memory states to an increasingly wide threshold window. Individual memory states are mapped to sub-ranges that are made wider, reducing errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Publication number: 20080123420
    Abstract: Data is read from a nonvolatile memory array using one or more read voltages that are adjusted during memory life. Programming target voltages and read voltages may be adjusted together over memory life to map memory states to an increasingly wide threshold window. Individual memory states are mapped to sub-ranges that are made wider, reducing errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Publication number: 20080123419
    Abstract: Data is read from a nonvolatile memory array using one or more read voltages that are adjusted during memory life. Programming target voltages and read voltages may be adjusted together over memory life to map memory states to an increasingly wide threshold window. Individual memory states are mapped to sub-ranges that are made wider, reducing errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Publication number: 20080109703
    Abstract: Data is stored in a nonvolatile memory so that different pages of data stored in the same memory cells are encoded according to different encoding schemes. A first page is decoded according to its encoding scheme and an output is provided based on the decoding of the first page that is subsequently used in decoding a second page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Yigal Brandman
  • Publication number: 20080109702
    Abstract: Data is stored in a nonvolatile memory so that different pages of data stored in the same memory cells are encoded according to different encoding schemes. A first page is decoded according to its encoding scheme and an output is provided based on the decoding of the first page that is subsequently used in decoding a second page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Yigal Brandman
  • Publication number: 20080092014
    Abstract: In a nonvolatile memory system a Soft-Input Soft-Output (SISO) decoder corrects errors in data that is read from a memory and a statistical unit connected to the SISO decoder collects data regarding corrections. The statistical unit generates at least one output based on the collected data and at least one operating parameter of the memory is modified in response to the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Publication number: 20080092026
    Abstract: In a nonvolatile memory system, data is read from a memory array and used to obtain likelihood values, which are then provided to a soft-input soft-output decoder. The soft-input soft-output decoder calculates output likelihood values from input likelihood values and from parity data that was previously added according to an encoding scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Publication number: 20080092015
    Abstract: In a nonvolatile memory system a Soft-Input Soft-Output (SISO) decoder corrects errors in data that is read from a memory and a statistical unit connected to the SISO decoder collects data regarding corrections. The statistical unit generates at least one output based on the collected data and at least one operating parameter of the memory is modified in response to the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Publication number: 20080082897
    Abstract: In a nonvolatile memory system, data is read from a memory array and used to obtain likelihood values, which are then provided to a soft-input soft-output decoder. The soft-input soft-output decoder calculates output likelihood values from input likelihood values and from parity data that was previously added according to an encoding scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Yigal Brandman, Kevin M. Conley
  • Patent number: 7013274
    Abstract: The present invention provides a speech feature extraction system suitable for use in a speech recognition system or other voice processing system that extracts features related to the frequency and amplitude characteristics of an input speech signal using a plurality of complex band pass filters and processing the outputs of adjacent band pass filters. The band pass filters can be arranged according to linear, logarithmic or mel-scales, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Yigal Brandman
  • Publication number: 20030014245
    Abstract: The present invention provides a speech feature extraction system suitable for use in a speech recognition system or other voice processing system that extracts features related to the frequency and amplitude characteristics of an input speech signal using a plurality of complex band pass filters and processing the outputs of adjacent band pass filters. The band pass filters can be arranged according to linear, logarithmic or mel-scales, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Yigal Brandman
  • Publication number: 20020198711
    Abstract: The present invention provides a speech feature extraction system suitable for use in a speech recognition system or other voice processing system that extracts features related to the frequency and amplitude characteristics of an input speech signal using a plurality or complex band pass filters and processing the outputs of adjacent bandpass filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Yigal Brandman
  • Patent number: 6493668
    Abstract: A system suitable for use in a speech recognition system or other voice processing system extracts features related to the frequency and amplitude characteristics of an input speech signal using a plurality of complex band pass filters by processing the outputs of adjacent bandpass filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Yigal Brandman
  • Patent number: 5881136
    Abstract: In a system where fax messages are directed to a store and forward system when a fax machine is busy: When fax messages are stored and an attempt is made to re-deliver the message, an ID related to the serial number of the storage system is placed in the fax header. When a message is received by the store and forward system, the header is interrogated and if an ID related to the serial number of the receiving machine is detected, the fax is not again stored and the system notes that the transmission to the fax machine was not successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Octel Communication Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Tasker, Yigal Brandman, Frank C. H. Lin, Shahryar Soroosh, Jason Subramaniam