Having Specific Code Acquisition Or Tracking Patents (Class 375/137)
  • Patent number: 9660852
    Abstract: Communication methods and apparatuses in a wireless communication system are provided. Information relating to Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) parameter sets supported by a Base Station (BS), from among a plurality of OFDM parameter sets, is transmitted to at least one Mobile Station (MS), from the BS, using a default OFDM parameter set. The BS selects at least one OFDM parameter set for the at least one MS, from among the OFDM parameter sets supported by the BS, based on one of a channel state and a mobility of the at least one MS. The BS performs data communication with the at least one MS through the at least one selected OFDM parameter set. Each of the plurality of OFDM parameter sets comprises parameter values representing a Cyclic Prefix (CP) length, a subcarrier spacing, and at least one of an Inverse Fast Fourier Transform (IFFT) size and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Rakesh Taori, Shuangfeng Han
  • Patent number: 9419725
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the compensation of signal distortion in fiber optic communication systems and the like. More specifically, the present disclosure provides an orthogonal polarization detection and broadband pilot (OPDBP) technique for the compensation of nonlinear cross polarization (i.e. nonlinear cross polarization modulation) (XPolM) induced noise and nonlinear nonlinear cross phase modulation (XPM) induced noise in a high data rate polarization multiplexed (PM) multilevel-quadrature amplitude modulated (M-QAM) channel due to neighboring channels. This approach allows for the compensation of both XPolM and XPM simultaneously, providing several dBs of optical reach extension. The approach uses a pilot tone based orthogonal polarization detection scheme with broadband (i.e. a few GHz wide) filtering of the pilot tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir S. Grigoryan, Michael Y. Frankel
  • Patent number: 9277565
    Abstract: Methods for preventing coexistence interference between a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio and a collocated LTE radio are provided. In a first solution, the BLE radio adds padding bytes to BLE packets such that the total packet length falls in a specific range to prevent coexistence interference. In a second solution, the BLE radio limits the total BLE packet length to a predefined length to prevent coexistence interference. In a third solution, the data rate for transmitting the BLE packets is higher than a predefined rate to prevent coexistence interference. In a fourth solution, the BLE radio dynamically adjusts the time inter-frame-spacing (T_IFS) value to prevent coexistence interference with the collocated LTE radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Li-Chun Ko, Huanchun Ye, Shuo-Jen Hsu, I-Kang Fu
  • Patent number: 9166776
    Abstract: A method and system for pseudorandom noise (“PN”) phase detection in digital terrestrial multimedia broadcast (“DTMB”) receivers. This method selects a detection range of symbols from a frame of the received signal; applies FFT to the PN portion of each of the symbols in the detection range to generate Hn(k); applies phase rotation to Hn(k) to obtain phase rotated for the PN portion of the symbols in the detection range; applies differential operations to to generate Hpd ; sums the Hpd to generated Hsum; calculates a value Q as a function of Hsum; and determines the PN phase offset as a function of Q and a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Amlogic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhong Zhang, Guogang Li
  • Patent number: 9100961
    Abstract: Methods in a first user equipment are provided for handling reference signals in a communications network. The user equipment is configured to receive a signal from a base station. The signal comprises a first slot and a second slot. The first slot comprises a first reference signal and the second slot comprises a second reference signal. The user equipment receives, from the base station, information that the first reference signal should be assigned to the second slot and that the second reference signal should be assigned to the first slot. The user equipment assigns the first reference signal to the second slot and the second reference signal to the first slot. The first user equipment processes the first reference signal assigned to the second slot and the second reference signal assigned to the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 9078275
    Abstract: Methods for preventing coexistence interference between a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio and a collocated LTE radio are provided. In a first solution, the BLE radio adds padding bytes to BLE packets such that the total packet length falls in a specific range to prevent coexistence interference. In a second solution, the BLE radio limits the total BLE packet length to a predefined length to prevent coexistence interference. In a third solution, the data rate for transmitting the BLE packets is higher than a predefined rate to prevent coexistence interference. In a fourth solution, the BLE radio dynamically adjusts the time inter-frame-spacing (T_IFS) value to prevent coexistence interference with the collocated LTE radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Li-Chun Ko, Huanchun Ye, Shuo-Jen Hsu, I-Kang Fu
  • Publication number: 20150148008
    Abstract: A method of authenticating data packets transmitted by terminals and received by a station, each terminal successively transmitting data packets in a plurality of different frequency bands according to a frequency hop sequence specific to said terminal, includes, for a data packet received by the station, i) measuring the frequency band in which the considered data packet has been received, ii) extracting an identification code from said considered data packet, iii) determining a theoretical frequency hop according to the frequency hop sequence associated with said extracted identification code, and iv) calculating a frequency hop deviation according to the theoretical frequency hop and to the frequency bands measured for the considered data packet and for the previous data packet. The authentication method includes determining whether data packets have been transmitted by the terminal associated with this identification code according to at least one frequency hop deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Christophe Fourtet, Laurence Sellier
  • Patent number: 9025568
    Abstract: A downlink orthogonal variable spreading factor (OVSF) code assignment method is provided. It is determined whether a spreading factor required by a service request is greater than a remaining capacity of assignable spreading factors of a code tree. If not, the code tree is searched from a root until a node of a layer corresponding to the required spreading factor is reached and thus defined as a first node. During the searching, when a searched node is unassigned, the searching continues leftward in a lower layer; and when the searched node is in an assigned state, the searching continues rightward in a same layer of the searched node. It is determined, from the first node, whether any assignable code is available in the layer corresponding to the required spreading factor. If available, an assignable code is assigned to a communication service corresponding to the service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sernet (Suzhou) Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ling Zhu, Ning Tao
  • Patent number: 9014235
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a Doppler shift amount calculation unit configured to calculate a Doppler shift amount of a reception signal which is received from an artificial satellite and is obtained by modulating a signal, for which spectrum spreading is performed by using a predetermined spread code, by a predetermined carrier frequency, a sampling interval setting unit configured to set a sampling interval, at which down sampling is performed for the reception signal, a down sampling unit configured to perform the down sampling for the reception signal, a coherent addition unit configured to perform coherent addition of the reception signal, a spread code generation unit configured to generate a spread code, and a phase detection unit configured to perform correlation calculation between a calculation result of the coherent addition and the spread code and detects a phase of the spread code of the reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Suguru Houchi
  • Patent number: 9001918
    Abstract: A communication apparatus and method in a wireless communication system that support multiple Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) parameter sets. A method includes determining a respective OFDM parameter set for each of multiple Radio Frequency (RF) chains; and processing an OFDM signal in each of the multiple RF chains based on a parameter value defined in the respective OFDM parameter set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rakesh Taori, Shuangfeng Han
  • Patent number: 8982998
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation signal generators, which generate a first OFDM modulation signal and a second OFDM modulation signal. The transmission apparatus also includes a transmitter that transmits the first OFDM modulation signal from a first antenna and the second OFDM modulation signal from a second antenna, in an identical frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Masayuki Orihashi, Akihiko Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8976842
    Abstract: A method of detecting PN code synchronization for a DSSS signal comprising receiving a DSSS data signal of data frames comprised of I and Q symbols, at least a portion of each data frame comprising a unique word, demodulating the data signal into I and Q chip samples, filtering the I and Q chip samples and outputting the filtered I and Q chip samples to a chip stream controller which outputs the plurality of chip streams to a correlation matrix that correlates the plurality of chip streams with the chipped unique word and outputs a correlated data stream. A plurality of FFTs is run on the correlated output data stream and a processor searches for a maximum frequency bin power of each FFT. A PN synchronization detector searches for a maximum frequency bin power of each FFT. A PN synchronization detector searches for a maximum frequency bin power among the plurality of FFT rounds and determines whether PN synchronization is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Comtech EF Data Corp.
    Inventor: Lianfeng Peng
  • Publication number: 20150055686
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a geographic location of a beacon is determined by a component integrated within or in close proximity to the beacon and the geographic location is communicated to an external network using a wireless communications channel between the beacon and the external network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Times Three Wireless Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hryciuk, Andrew Borsodi
  • Publication number: 20150049789
    Abstract: A method for searching a signal to capture a target signal. Integrated correlation values are acquired with all code phases by setting a plurality of frequencies at intervals of 1,000 Hz into a single group. A peak correlation value that is a highest integrated correlation value with each frequency forming the group is acquired. The peak correlation values of the respective frequencies are compared to each other, a highest value thereof is set to be a highest peak value, and a second highest value thereof is set to be a highest noise value. If a ratio between the highest peak value and the highest noise value is lower than a threshold, it is determined that cross-correlation occurred, and if the ratio is higher than the threshold, the highest peak value is determined to be from the target signal, and the signal is captured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Osugi, Kazuto Tada
  • Patent number: 8942336
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for detecting the presence of a DVB (digital video broadcasting) transmission. The method includes receiving an RF (radio frequency) signal in a selected channel (1101); creating signal samples from the received RF signal (1102); creating averaged samples from the signal samples, each averaged sample being an average of a predetermined number of signal samples that are separated by a minimum pilot pattern repetition period from one to the next signal sample (1103); correlating the averaged samples with a reference sequence (1104); and comparing a correlation result with a threshold correlation value (1105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Monisha Ghosh, Vasanth Gaddam
  • Patent number: 8907821
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and apparatus are disclosed for decoding an encoded data signal. In one embodiment, the method includes accessing, in a memory, a set of signal elements. The encoded data signal is received at a computing device. The signal includes signal fragments each having a projection value and an index value. The projection value has been calculated as a function of at least one signal element of the set of signal elements and at least a portion of the data signal. The index value associates its respective signal fragment with the at least one signal element used to calculate the projection value. The computing device determines amplitude values based on the projection values in the signal fragments. The decoded signal is determined using the amplitude values and the signal elements associated with the at least some of the signal fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Pascal Massimino
  • Patent number: 8909229
    Abstract: A user equipment UE determines that a neighbor cell is higher priority than a serving cell, measures neighbor cell signal strength in n>1 iterations, and analyzes them for reselecting from the serving cell to the neighbor cell. Each measurement iteration is spaced from one another by a time interval (e.g., 1 DRX) that is specific for the neighbor cell being higher priority. In various embodiments, the UE measures while in a Cell-PCH, URA-PCH or idle state/mode and the first iteration is taken at the first available measurement opportunity after transitioning to that state/mode. The UE reselects to the neighbor cell based on the analyzed signal strengths; in one embodiment the decision to reselect is without regard to signal quality of the serving cell; and in another the decision is without regard to whether a reselection condition remains satisfied for a specified time period Treselection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Christopher Peter Callender, Stuart Ian Geary, Alexander Graham Charles, Steven Franklin, James Howard Tooley
  • Patent number: 8879605
    Abstract: A mobile station receives system time information from a source base transceiver station (BTS) in a spread spectrum communication system. The mobile station estimates a distance between the mobile station and the source BTS. The mobile station calculates a propagation delay based on the estimated distance. The mobile station develops a propagation-delay-adjusted time reference based on the system time information and the calculated propagation delay. The mobile station uses the propagation-delay-adjusted time reference to search for a target pseudonoise (PN) offset corresponding to a target BTS in the spread spectrum communication system. The mobile station may be closer to the target BTS than the source BTS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Maulik K. Shah, Sachin R. Vargantwar, Maneesh Gauba
  • Patent number: 8867650
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cross clock domain interference cancellation is provided to a communication system which includes a transmitter operated in a first clock domain and a receiver operated in a second clock domain. The apparatus comprises a First-In-First-Out (FIFO) circuit and a cancellation signal generator. The FIFO circuit receives a digital transmission signal of the transmitter in the first clock domain, and outputs the digital transmission signal in the second clock domain according to an accumulated timing difference between the first and second clock domains. The cancellation signal generator generates a cancellation signal for canceling an interference signal received by the receiver according to the digital transmission signal outputted by the FIFO circuit. The interference signal is generated in response to the digital transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Liang-Wei Huang, Shieh-Hsing Kuo, Chi-Shun Weng, Chun-Hung Liu
  • Patent number: 8848761
    Abstract: Methods and User Equipment (UE) apparatuses are provided for transmitting Reference Signals (RSs). A method includes receiving a cell-specific sequence-hopping parameter; receiving a UE-specific sequence-hopping parameter; determining a reference signal sequence based on the UE-specific sequence-hopping parameter; and transmitting the reference signal based on the determined reference signal sequence. Sequence hopping does not apply to the reference signal sequence if the cell-specific sequence-hopping parameter indicates that the sequence hopping is enabled and the UE-specific sequence-hopping parameter indicates that the sequence hopping is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon Young Cho
  • Patent number: 8837557
    Abstract: Techniques for use in sampling a signal of a receiver are described. In a sampling determination mode, a signal is sampled at a first sampling period for producing a sample set for each phase of the sampled signal. For each sample set, a correlation process is performed for producing a correlation result. One of the phases associated with an optimal correlation result is identified from the correlation results. In a communication mode, a received signal is sampled at a second sampling period at the phase associated with the optimal correlation result, for recovering user or signaling information from the received signal. The second sampling period is less than the first sampling period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Xin Jin
  • Patent number: 8798214
    Abstract: Techniques for assigning multipaths to finger processors to achieve the desired data performance and low power consumption are described. A search is initially performed to obtain a set of multipaths for a transmission from at least one base station. At least one multipath (e.g., the minimum number of multipaths) having a combined performance metric (e.g., a combined SNR) exceeding a threshold is identified. The at least one multipath is assigned to, and processed by, at least one finger processor to recover the transmission from the base station(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Alexander Howard, June Namgoong, Hanfang Pan
  • Patent number: 8798125
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of determining a phase estimate for an input signal having pilot symbols. The method includes receiving a plurality of pilot symbols, and then multiplying two or more pilot symbol slots by corresponding correlator coefficients to correct a phase estimate of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy Yu, Amy Gayle Hundhausen
  • Patent number: 8768275
    Abstract: Performing spectral analysis may include, for each of multiple acquisitions: a receiving a plurality of time-domain samples, cross-power spectrum analyzing first and second portions of the plurality of samples resulting in cross-power spectra, and accumulating a vector sum of the cross-power spectra including any cross-power spectra from previous acquisitions. Performing spectral analysis may also include calculating a vector average based on the accumulated vector sum and quantity of acquisitions. Performing spectral analysis may also include displaying the magnitude of the vector average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventor: Edward B. Loewenstein
  • Patent number: 8750428
    Abstract: The method is based on a signal interval (DB) which comprises a first part (ET) (which is modulated using a first modulation method (GFSK)) of the signal interval and a second part (which is modulated using a second modulation method (DMPSK)) of the signal interval. The channel parameters (c(i)) relating to the second part (which is modulated using the second modulation method) of the signal interval are determined using a received data signal (a(i); p(i)) from the first part (ET) of the signal interval (DB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Hammes, André Neubauer, Michael Speth
  • Patent number: 8724677
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus (receiver) of receiving and processing a radio signal in a transmitter-receiver environment. The radio signals are transmitted across a wireless interface using Ultra Wideband (UWB) pulses. A transmitted reference approach is utilized. The radio signal include pairs of UWB pulses with each pair of pulses separated by a fixed time delay. The two pulses are then combined to provide for improved noise immunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: James L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8718116
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed comprising collocated primary receiver (PR) and a time synchronized receiver (TSR), with a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) configured by a LNA gain control signal to create a shared amplified signal sent to the PR and the TSR for them to concurrently receive packets. The TSR is configured to generate a timed signal strength prediction signal based on the shared amplified signal and the LNA gain control signal. The primary receiver is configured to generate the LNA gain control signal based, at least in part, on the timed signal strength prediction signal. The PR may include a spread spectrum receiver, and the TSR may include a frequency hopping receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Olaf J. Hirsch, Paul J. Husted
  • Patent number: 8705656
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation signal generators, which generate a first OFDM modulation signal and a second OFDM modulation signal. The transmission apparatus also includes a transmitter that transmits the first OFDM modulation signal from a first antenna and the second OFDM modulation signal from a second antenna, in an identical frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Masayuki Orihashi, Akihiko Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20140098838
    Abstract: A digital Radio Frequency (RF) receiver may exhibit image frequencies and these image frequencies may be mathematically related to the intermediate frequency (IF) that is utilized for transmission and reception. In accordance with an embodiment, channel switching may be performed to identify an appropriate receive frequency in the presence of image frequencies on other channels. In accordance with another embodiment, data on a receive channel is evaluated to determine whether the data is inverted, and then appropriate correction may be performed on subsequently received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Shuey, Rodney C. Hemminger, John R. Holt, Brent Brian
  • Patent number: 8665925
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for generating a scrambling code, and the method includes: acquiring initial sequences X0, Y0; extending the initial sequences X0, Y0 for (?N/M?+1) times, and obtaining extended sequences X*, Y*, wherein, the N is a positive integer, 0<M?22, and “? ?” denotes rounded down; acquiring phase offset column vectors; and generating the scrambling code according to the extended sequences X*, Y* and the phase offset column vectors. The apparatus includes: a first acquiring module, an extension module, a second acquiring module and a generation module. The technical scheme of the present invention can process more users, reduce the processing delay and greatly improve the processing efficiency in the same system clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Fei Zou, Liguo Feng
  • Patent number: 8665927
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for acquisition of a signal (2) emitted by a satellite, by a receiver in a satellite Positioning System using a multi-code correlation and a multi-frequency correlation, also comprising the step in which if the error induced at the output from a first frequency-augmented correlator (14) at each instant in an integration period is greater than the code space between code correlators (12), the summated results of the first frequency-augmented correlator (14) are transferred to the summated results of a second frequency-augmented correlator (14), the second frequency-augmented correlator (14) using the same frequency-shift as the first frequency-augmented correlator (14) and being associated with a second code correlator (12) that is shifted by the code space from the first code correlator (12) with which said first frequency-augmented correlator (14) is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: SAGEM Defense Securite
    Inventors: Denis Bouvet, Ghislain Luneau
  • Publication number: 20140056330
    Abstract: Provided is a transmission method that converts an encoded block of data into first complex symbols each including a real component and an imaginary component, one or which is designated as a first component and the other as a second component; writes the first components and the second components of the first complex symbols respectively column by column into a first interleaver matrix and a second interleaver matrix having NR rows; applies a cyclic shift to each column of the second interleaver matrix in accordance with a predetermined shift pattern; and reads the first components from the first interleaver matrix and the second components from the cyclically shifted second interleaver matrix row by row. NR is a multiple of NRF greater than NRF (NRF being an integer greater than one), and the shift pattern for the cyclic shift includes only integers that are not a multiple of NRF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Mihail Petrov
  • Patent number: 8660135
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided that may reduce the number of false accepts by reducing the instances in which a mobile terminal mistakenly determines that control channel information is intended for the mobile terminal. The method, apparatus and computer program product may determine whether control channel information appears to be directed to a respective mobile terminal, determine whether one or more filler bits have respective predefined values and thereafter identify the information to not be intended for the respective mobile terminal in an instance in which the filler bits fail to have the predefined values. In an instance in which the control channel information provides an uplink grant, the method, apparatus and computer program product may cause data to be transmitted via an uplink established per the uplink grant only if the filler bits have the predefined values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Jussi Heikki Antila
  • Publication number: 20140036962
    Abstract: A method of emission of a frequency synchronization signal comprises a first step of determining at least two first emission frequencies respectively associated with at least two first intervals separated temporally by a first duration. The first temporal intervals are of identical duration. The first durations are identical for identical first frequencies and the first durations are different for different first frequencies. The method also comprises a second step of emitting at least one synchronization signal in the first temporal intervals and by using the first frequency, the signal emitted in the first intervals being identical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Marc TOURET, Thierry MENIGAND, Marc COUTOLLEAU
  • Patent number: 8644361
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal apparatus that can suppress the increase in interference between pilot signals in the same slot, while also suppressing the degradation of the flexibility to design cell cluster structures. When hopping information indicates an inter-slot hopping, a mapping unit (212) arranges a first pilot sequences in which a group to which the sequences used in respective slots belong varies on a slot-by-slot basis. When the hopping information indicates an inter-subframe hopping, the mapping unit (212) arranges a second pilot sequences in which a group to which the sequences used in respective slots belong varies on a subframe-by-subframe basis. The sequence group to which the sequences used in any one of the subframes in the second pilot sequences belong is identical with the sequence group to which the sequence used in any one of the slots included in that one subframe in the first pilot sequences belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ogawa, Takashi Iwai, Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao
  • Patent number: 8619920
    Abstract: A transmitter comprises a first spreading unit configured to multiply each of multiple data symbols with a first spreading code sequence of a first spreading factor; a compression and repetition unit configured to compress output signals of the first spreading unit in time domain and repeat the compressed signal L times (where L is a natural number greater than or equal to 2); a phase modulation unit configured to multiply the compressed and repeated signal with a user dependent phase and output a data block consisting of L sub-blocks; a second spreading unit configured to replicate the data block according to a second spreading factor and multiply each set of the replicated sub-blocks with a second spreading code sequence of the second spreading factor to produce a two-dimensionally spread signal; and a wireless transmission unit configured to transmit the two-dimensionally spread signal using a single-carrier transmission scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Atarashi, Mamoru Sawahashi, Francois Po Shin Chin, Zhongding Lei, Xiaoming Peng, Ying-Chang Liang
  • Patent number: 8615058
    Abstract: A signal acquisition system efficiently acquires a transmitted signal even at very low power. The system may synchronize to a preamble structure in the transmitted signal and, for example, determine timing parameters that locate the preamble with respect to system timing or other clock references. The system is particularly effective at acquiring weak power signals and is also robust against significant noise and other impairments, and therefore improves the ability of a receiving device that incorporates the signal acquisition system to acquire the signal and establish communication with other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ka Shun Carson Pun, Siavash Ekbatani, David Ho, Siukai Mak
  • Patent number: 8594138
    Abstract: Improvements are disclosed for in-band signaling, i.e., transmission of data in a voice channel of a digital wireless network during a voice call session. A family of narrow-band signaling methods, some employing tapered waveforms, is disclosed to successfully pass data-carrying signals through the low-bit rate modes of the EVRC-B vocoder commonly used in CDMA wireless channels. These features can be used in cell phones or other wireless communication devices, including automotive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Hirano
  • Patent number: 8588270
    Abstract: The invention includes a method for transmitting and detecting high speed Ultra Wideband pulses across a wireless interface. The transmitter includes a serializer and pulse generator. The receiver comprises a fixed delay line, multiplier, local serializer (with a sequence matching the transmitter), digital delay lines, low noise amplifier and logic fan-out buffer along with an array of D flip-flop pairs. Each flip-flop pair is enabled, at fixed time increments, to detect signals at a precise time; the timing is controlled by the pseudo-random sequence generated by the local serializer. A local tunable oscillator is controlled by detecting the phase change of the incoming signal and applying compensation to maintain the phase alignment and clock synchronization of the receiver to the clock reference of the transmitter. The invention uses a pair of pulses with a fixed delay and then relies on mixing the two to provide better noise immunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: James L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8583042
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for solving problems caused by backoff procedures like that specified in the BLUETOOTH Link Layer Specification, by introducing selected randomizations of communication channels used for communication by scanning devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: ST-Ericsson SA
    Inventor: Luca Cutrignelli
  • Patent number: 8571148
    Abstract: A system including a control module and a correlation module. The control module receives signals, including subcarriers having frequencies in a frequency band, via a plurality of antennas, and divides the frequency band into sub-bands each including a plurality of the subcarriers. The correlation module generates sets of correlation values by correlating symbols in the sub-bands with a plurality of preamble sequences. A set of correlation values is generated for one of the plurality of antennas and is generated based on the preamble sequences. The control module generates sums by adding selected correlation values from the sets. The selected correlation values in a sum are generated respectively for the plurality of antennas and are generated based on one of the preamble sequences. The control module detects a preamble sequence in the signals by determining whether a largest one of the sums is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungwon Lee, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 8537876
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program that includes forming frequency hopping position of the sounding reference signal is based on a hopping pattern. The hopping pattern of the sounding reference signal is configured to utilize a tree assignment for a frequency allocation of the sounding reference signal and to support at least one frequency band branch per layer. The hopping pattern of the sounding reference signal is also configured to provide consecutive sounding reference signals on widely separated frequency allocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Kari Hooli, Kari Pajukoski, Esa Tiirola
  • Patent number: 8503594
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of determining a phase estimate for an input signal having pilot symbols. The method includes receiving a plurality of pilot symbols, and then multiplying two or more pilot symbol slots by corresponding correlator coefficients to correct a phase estimate of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy Yu, Amy Gayle Hundhausen
  • Patent number: 8503578
    Abstract: A method of processing first and second corresponding signals having a delay therebetween. The method includes introducing a plurality of different delays between the first and second signals, successive delay amounts differing from each other by less than the interval between chip boundaries, and for each introduced delay, summing samples of the second signal which are obtained at the times of, at least, chip boundaries between bits of the first signal which have the same state, to obtain a value; thereby to obtain a representation of how the value varies according to the introduced delay, which representation contains a level change associated with an introduced delay which bears a predetermined relationship to the delay between the first and second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Nongji Chen
  • Patent number: 8489123
    Abstract: A wireless receiver for receiving signals from a satellite positioning system, and receiving signals from a communications system uses a common path in the receiver, and derives position information (60, 230) from the received signals by correlation (50, 210, 220) with a code. In a first mode the deriving is carried out from the received signals excluding selected signals received in time slots used for communications signals. A second mode includes such signals. This enables control of the trade off between accuracy and the latency of the positioning processor to improve the performance over a range of conditions. The mode input can be changed dynamically according to signal strength, or according to the needs of an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: St-Ericsson SA
    Inventors: Adrian G. Spencer, Said Moridi
  • Patent number: 8483258
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided to enable User Equipments (UEs) to apply Orthogonal Covering Codes (OCC) to the transmission of Reference Signals (RS) generated from Constant Amplitude Zero Auto-Correlation (CAZAC) sequences, to enable hopping of these sequences in a communication system in conjunction with enabling the application of OCC, and to differentiate the application of sequence hopping between transmissions in data channels and transmissions in control channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Joon Young Cho, Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 8477050
    Abstract: A system and method for redundant transmission is provided. In one embodiment, an input signal S is encoded as a list of fragments. Each fragment includes an index value and a projection value. The index points to an entry in a dictionary of signal elements. A repetition factor is assigned to each fragment based on its importance. After a fragment is added, a reconstructed signal is generated by decoding the list of fragments. Encoding terminates once the reconstructed signal is sufficiently close to the original signal S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Pascal Massimino
  • Publication number: 20130163643
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed comprising collocated primary receiver (PR) and a time synchronized receiver (TSR), with a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) configured by a LNA gain control signal to create a shared amplified signal sent to the PR and the TSR for them to concurrently receive packets. The TSR is configured to generate a timed signal strength prediction signal based on the shared amplified signal and the LNA gain control signal. The primary receiver is configured to generate the LNA gain control signal based, at least in part, on the timed signal strength prediction signal. The PR may include a spread spectrum receiver, and the TSR may include a frequency hopping receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: QUALCOMM Incorporated
  • Patent number: 8428097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reception and processing of spread spectrum signals to produce position/time related data. A proposed receiver includes a radio signal processing unit, which is at least partly implemented in software running on a microprocessor. The processor is also adapted to effect at least one separate software-controlled function. The receiver is adapted to operate the radio signal processing unit on at least two processing intensity levels each with different processing times. Thereby, when the radio signal processing unit operates on a low processing intensity level, a first amount of processing capacity is available for the at least one separate software-controlled function; and when the radio processing unit operates on a high processing intensity level, a second amount of processing capacity is available for the at least one separate software-controlled function. When the processor's over-all processing capacity is constant, the second amount is smaller than the first amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nordnav Technologies AB
    Inventors: Per-Ludvig Normark, Christian Ståhlberg
  • Publication number: 20130094537
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a channel hopping communication network independently maintains a slot counter, and computes a channel identification (ID) based on a function having inputs of i) a unique feature of the device, ii) a current slot of the slot counter, and iii) a set of possible channel IDs. Accordingly, the device configures its radio to receive on the computed channel ID for the respective current slot. In another embodiment, the device may determine, for a neighbor device, a current neighbor slot and unique neighbor feature, and correspondingly computes a neighbor channel ID based on the function using the unique neighbor feature, the current neighbor slot, and the set of possible channel IDs. As such, the device configures its radio to transmit on the computed neighbor channel ID for the respective current neighbor slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Hui, Jean-Philippe Vasseur