Patents by Inventor Zeev Collin

Zeev Collin 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: 20170150241
    Abstract: The present invention provides a general purpose controller chip that can be used for remotely monitoring and/or controlling plurality of devices that require current and/or voltage adjustment. In an embodiment, the general purpose controller chip is capable of performing multiple algorithmic functions such as monitoring current and voltage, adjusting and controlling them, switching power, performing detection algorithms, such as arc detection, LED dimming and the like, as well as communication functions. The general purpose controller chip provides a significantly higher level of integration and thereby makes the design of the devices simpler and dramatically reduces the cost of implementation, while providing ease of maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Zeev Collin, F. Matthew Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9602023
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved grid connected solar micro-inverter. The solar micro-inverter is provided with a single processor that performs both the functions for the control of the micro-inverter and runs the application program associated with it and implements a communication modem for connectivity to the grid or to the Internet cloud. The solar micro-inverter therefore needs only a single processor to perform both the micro-inverter control and modem communication functions, resulting in cheaper and smaller system implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Zeev Collin, F. Mathew Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9479379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a narrowband OFDM (NOFDM) system with frequency diversity redundant transmission and receiver diversity selection and combining scheme. The communication channel is segmented into independent plurality of sub-channels. The sub-channels can be used in an aggregated mode to transmit different data on every sub-channel or in a number of redundant modes, where the same data is sent on multiple sub-channels to achieve maximum robustness of communication. Redundant modes may include channel selection diversity and/or weighted channel combining diversity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Semitech Semiconductor Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Amir H. Kamalizad, Zeev Collin
  • Publication number: 20150162970
    Abstract: The present invention provides a narrowband OFDM (NOFDM) system with frequency diversity redundant transmission and receiver diversity selection and combining scheme. The communication channel is segmented into independent plurality of sub-channels. The sub-channels can be used in an aggregated mode to transmit different data on every sub-channel or in a number of redundant modes, where the same data is sent on multiple sub-channels to achieve maximum robustness of communication. Redundant modes may include channel selection diversity and/or weighted channel combining diversity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Amir H. Kamalizad, Zeev Collin
  • Publication number: 20140112041
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved grid connected solar micro-inverter. The solar micro-inverter is provided with a single processor that performs both the functions for the control of the micro-inverter and runs the application program associated with it and implements a communication modem for connectivity to the grid or to the Internet cloud. The solar micro-inverter therefore needs only a single processor to perform both the micro-inverter control and modem communication functions, resulting in cheaper and smaller system implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Zeev Collin, F. Mathew Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20110082390
    Abstract: A system for detecting actuation pressure is provided, where actuation pressure is a pressure above a pre-defined limit on the surface of a body of a user. The system includes a multi-layered pad of flexible materials which remains in contact with the surface of the body while complying with the shape of the surface of the body. The system also includes a plurality of pressure detection zones. The plurality of pressure detection zones is located on the multi-layered pad to detect actuation pressure on the surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: MARCUS KRIETER, ZEEV COLLIN
  • Patent number: 6662321
    Abstract: The present invention envisions the use of a coherent signal to make up for lost or delayed samples to a modem. The modem contains a coherent phase buffer containing samples of at least a cycle of a coherent signal corresponding to an outgoing signal. When, for any reason, the samples for the outgoing signal are lost or delayed, the modem adaptively patches the outgoing signal with samples from the coherent phase buffer. The modem tracks the outgoing signal, and synchronizes a pointer into the coherent phase buffer outgoing signal. Thus, when the outgoing signal samples are delayed or lost, the modem may replace the invalid samples from the samples of the outgoing data signal with a patch of an appropriate sample or samples from the coherent phase buffer. As such, disruptions of the modem session associated with an incoherent signal during modem communications are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Zeev Collin
  • Patent number: 6427178
    Abstract: A multi-task structure for a software modem including a plurality of self-contained executable entities. The executable entities include at least a controller and a data pump with the controller operating as an interface between an operating system driver and the data pump when signals are passed from the operating system driver to the data pump. In addition, the data pump includes at least a scheduler and a hardware driver, the scheduler interacting with additional self-contained executable entities and enabling the data pump to operate using one or more individual ones of the additional self-contained executable entities according to the signals passed from the controller to the data pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeev Collin, Tal Tamir
  • Patent number: 6351846
    Abstract: A system and a method for building an online database for a computer system having a server module configured to receive information from client modules. The method comprises configuring at least one client module to communicate with the server module when the at least one client module is operating on the computer system. At least one communication channel is established between the at least one client module and the server module such that information may be passed from the at least one client module to the server module. This information is passed through the at least one communication channel from the at least one client module to the server module and compiled, with the server module, in a manner selected by a user of the computer system. The information is displayed in the manner selected by the user of the computer system to thereby assist in diagnostics of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeev Collin, Tal Tamir
  • Patent number: 6330597
    Abstract: A communication system for monitoring and/or controlling communication parameters of a remote communication device. The communication system monitors a communication channel that is created between the remote communication device and controls the communication device by adjusting internal settings of the communication device that represent communication parameters. The communication device is communicatively coupled to a communication channel to carry out ongoing communications between the communication device and the communication channel. Further, a software module is associated with the communication device, and the software module accesses the internal settings of the communication device from a remote location via the communication channel and performs diagnostics such as monitoring, controlling, and configuring the communication device using the internal settings of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeev Collin, Tal Tamir
  • Publication number: 20010039573
    Abstract: A communication system for monitoring and/or controlling communication parameters of a remote communication device. The communication system monitors a communication channel that is created between the remote communication device and controls the communication device by adjusting internal settings of the communication device that represent communication parameters. The communication device is communicatively coupled to a communication channel to carry out ongoing communications between the communication device and the communication channel. Further, a software module is associated with the communication device, and the software module accesses the internal settings of the communication device from a remote location via the communication channel and performs diagnostics such as monitoring, controlling, and configuring the communication device using the internal settings of the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Applicant: CONEXANT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: ZEEV COLLIN, TAL TAMIR
  • Publication number: 20010039596
    Abstract: A multi-task structure for a software modem including a plurality of self-contained executable entities. The executable entities include at least a controller and a data pump with the controller operating as an interface between an operating system driver and the data pump when signals are passed from the operating system driver to the data pump. In addition, the data pump includes at least a scheduler and a hardware driver, the scheduler interacting with additional self-contained executable entities and enabling the data pump to operate using one or more individual ones of the additional self-contained executable entities according to the signals passed from the controller to the data pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Applicant: Conexant Systems Inc
    Inventors: ZEEV COLLIN, TAL TAMIR
  • Patent number: 6314475
    Abstract: A communication system for monitoring and/or controlling communication parameters of a communication device. The communication system monitors a communication channel that is created when the communication device connects to a network, controls the communication device as it operates on the network, and configures the communication device. The communication device is commonly a modem and is communicatively coupled to the network to carry out ongoing communications between the modem and the network through the communication channel. Further, a software module is associated with the modem, and the software module accesses the internal settings of the modem via the communication channel (if necessary) and performs operations such as monitoring, controlling, and configuring the modem (or other communication device) using the internal settings of the modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeev Collin, Tal Tamir
  • Patent number: 6240166
    Abstract: A communication system according to the present invention includes a first communication device having a first digital signal processor and a first codec and a second communication device having a second digital signal processor and a second codec. The second communication device is communicatively coupled with the first communication device via a communication channel. The first digital signal processor enables frequency division multiplexed sampling of signals from the first codec, and the second digital signal processor enables receipt of the division multiplexed sampling of signals from the first digital signal processor such that the sampling of signals is transmitted to the second codec in a manner so as not to interfere with other communications of the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeev Collin, Ilan Taler, Nir E. J. Tal
  • Patent number: 6108720
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of implementing a novel buffer based full duplex communication system is disclosed. The disclosed invention is particularly useful in native signal processing systems wherein heavy contention of processor resources typically exist, such as in systems running multi-tasking operating systems. The communication system of the present invention includes a receiver, transmitter, echo canceler, CODEC and telephone hybrid. The major components of the system operate on a buffer of input samples consisting of a set of input bits. The communication system operates to generate a buffer of output samples consisting of a set of output bits. The invention utilizes a novel buffer switching mechanism to optimize the tradeoff between processing response time, on one hand, and robustness to interrupt latency and processor implementation on the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Conexant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nir Tal, Ron Cohen, Zeev Collin
  • Patent number: 5892980
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of implementing a novel buffer based fall duplex communication system is disclosed. The disclosed invention is particularly useful in native signal processing systems wherein heavy contention of processor resources typically exist, such as in systems running multi-tasking operating systems. The communication system of the present invention includes a receiver, transmitter, CODEC and telephone hybrid. The major components of the system operate on a buffer of input samples consisting of a set of input bits. The communication system operates to generate a buffer of output samples consisting of a set of output bits. The invention utilizes a novel dynamic buffer size mechanism to optimize the tradeoff between buffer delay and processing time period, on one hand, and robustness to interrupt latency and processor availability on the other hand. Small buffers provide the communication system with short, accurate response times in addition to short processing times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Comsys Communication and Signal Processing Ltd.
    Inventors: Nir Tal, Ron Cohen, Zeev Collin
  • Patent number: 5864714
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of implementing a novel buffer ba full duplex communication system is disclosed. The disclosed invention is particularly useful in native sign processing systems wherein heavy contention of processor resources typically exist, such as in systems running multi-tasking operating systems. The communication system of the present invention includes a receiver, transmitter, echo canceler. CODEC and telephone hybrid. The major components of the system operate on a buffer of input samples consisting of a set of input bits. The communication system operates to generate a buffer of output samples consisting of a set of output bits. The invention utilizes a novel buffer switching mechanism to optimize the tradeoff between processing response time, on one hand, and robustness to interrupt latency and processor implementation on the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Comsys Communication & Signal Processing Ltd.
    Inventors: Nir Tal, Ron Cohen, Zeev Collin
  • Patent number: 5600821
    Abstract: A directory for a plurality of information items stored in an electronic memory device is not retained in a continuous error-free portion of memory. Instead the memory area of the device is divided into blocks, with each block being assigned to no more than one information item. Each block is required to have a "recoverable" portion of memory that need not be error-free but from which original data can be accurately read, with the assistance of an error correction algorithm, despite the presence of certain error(s). Directory data for a block are stored in such block, thereby markedly reducing the length of a continuous portion of memory needed to store the directory data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Ohad Falik, Gideon Intrater, Zeev Collin
  • Patent number: RE40497
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of implementing a novel buffer ba full duplex communication system is disclosed. The disclosed invention is particularly useful in native sign processing systems wherein heavy contention of processor resources typically exist, such as in systems running multi-tasking operating systems. The communication system of the present invention includes a receiver, transmitter, echo canceler. CODEC and telephone hybrid. The major components of the system operate on a buffer of input samples consisting of a set of input bits. The communications system operates to generate a buffer of output samples consisting of a set of output bits. The invention utilizes a novel buffer switching mechanism to optimize the tradeoff between processing response time, on one hand, and robustness to interrupt latency and processor implementation on the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Nir Tal, Ron Cohen, Zeev Collin