Correlative Or Matched Filter Patents (Class 375/343)
  • Patent number: 10924248
    Abstract: There are provided a signal-to-noise ratio determining method and device for a receiving end of an information transmission system, and a channel equalization method and device based on a minimum mean square error (MMSE) equalizer. The signal-to-noise ratio determining method and device are based on an information transmission system in which timing synchronization is achieved by using a structure of a repetitive training sequence. The signal-to-noise ratio determining method includes: acquiring a peak and a valley of an autocorrelation function, where the peak represents a sum of a signal average power and a noise average power, and the valley represents the noise average power; and determining a signal-to-noise ratio based on the peak and the valley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jibo Wei, Fanglin Gu, Shengchun Huang, Jun Xiong, Qi Tang
  • Patent number: 10917877
    Abstract: When a plurality of terminals share the same resources in a wireless communication system, and when control information such as acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NAK) information or scheduling information is transmitted, a method of efficiently performing code division multiplexing (CDM) is required to distinguish the plurality of terminals. In particular, it is necessary to develop a method by which a code sequence of CDM can be selected and used according to each cell condition. Provided is a method of forming a signal in a wireless communication system in which a plurality of terminals commonly share frequency and time resources. The method includes the operations of receiving condition information in a cell; selecting one of a plurality of time domain orthogonal sequences having different lengths, according to the condition information; and allocating the selected time domain orthogonal sequence to a control signal symbol block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Young-Jo Ko, Hyeong-Geun Park, Il-Gyu Kim, Kapseok Chang, Hyoseok Yi, Young-Hoon Kim, Seung-Chan Bang
  • Patent number: 10917795
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a device. A Long Term Evolution Unlicensed (LTE-U) device may transmit an enhanced preamble that may be understood by Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) devices, in addition to conveying a characteristic that is detectable by receiving LTE-U devices. The transmitting LTE-U device may generate the enhanced preamble by generating a first training field and a second training field. The characteristic that is detectable by receiving LTE-U devices may be a phase shift between the first and second training fields. Additionally or alternatively, the characteristic may be a sequence or tone mapping of the first or second training field. In some cases, the transmitting LTE-U device may introduce a third training field to the preamble which serves as the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tao Luo, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Bin Tian, Rahul Malik
  • Patent number: 10917279
    Abstract: A PLC network system and method operative with OFDM for generating MIMO frames with suitable preamble portions configured to provide backward compatibility with legacy PLC devices and facilitate different receiver tasks such as frame detection and symbol timing, channel estimation and automatic gain control (AGC), including robust preamble detection in the presence of impulsive noise and frequency-selective channels of the PLC network. A PLC device may include a delayed correlation detector and a cross-correlation detector operating in concert to facilitate preamble detection in one implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mostafa Sayed Ibrahim, Il Han Kim, Tarkesh Pande, Anuj Batra
  • Patent number: 10911194
    Abstract: A receiver for detecting and recovering payload data from a received signal comprises a radio frequency demodulation circuit, a detector circuit and a demodulator circuit. The radio frequency demodulation circuit detects the received signal. The received signal carries the payload data as OFDM symbols in one or more of a plurality of time divided frames, each frame including a bootstrap signal, a preamble signal and a plurality of sub-frames. The demodulator circuit detects bootstrap OFDM symbols to identify communications parameters for detecting the fixed length signalling data, detects the fixed length signalling data to identify the communications parameters for detecting the variable length signalling data, detects the variable length signalling data, and uses the fixed and variable length signalling data to detect the payload data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 10879983
    Abstract: Multiple antennas of a beamformer may simultaneously transmit wireless signals at different frequencies. The signals may comprise synchronized, identical wireless commands, each at a different carrier frequency. The transmitted signals may constructively and destructively interfere with each other at a receiver antenna, to form a beat signal. When the transmitted signals constructively interfere, the beat signal may cause a voltage in the receiver to exceed a threshold voltage. The threshold voltage may be a minimum voltage at which a device, which is operatively connected to the receiver antenna, is able to perform energy harvesting or wireless communication. The beamformer may operate under blind channel conditions, because the transmitted frequencies may be selected in such a way as to maximize peak power delivered under all possible channel conditions. The beamformer may deliver wireless power to a sensor or actuator that is located deep inside bodily tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yunfei Ma, Zhihong Luo, Christoph Steiger, Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Fadel Adib
  • Patent number: 10869652
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to imaging catheters. A method is provided that includes: receiving, from a plurality of transducers disposed on a catheter probe, a corresponding plurality of analog signals; selectively sampling the plurality of analog signals; multiplexing to produce a sequence of samples; and transmitting the sequence of samples to a receiver circuit. The receiver circuit includes a clock; an analog to digital converter (ADC) in communication with the clock; and a sampling phase correction circuit in communication with the clock and the ADC. The method further includes: determining optimum sampling times based on measured signal delays associated with the system; adjusting a phase of the clock based on the measured signal delays; and communicating the phase-adjusted clock to the transmitter circuit for the selective sampling of the analog signals. Certain embodiments of the disclosed technology may further be utilized in conjunction with beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: Georgia Tech Research Corporation, University of Leeds
    Inventors: Thomas Carpenter, M. Wasequr Rashid, F. Levent Degertekin, Steven Freear, David Matthew Joseph Cowell
  • Patent number: 10862650
    Abstract: Disclosed is an uplink communication method for: receiving data through an mmWave downlink from an mmWave base station; transmitting, to the mmWave base station, an ACK/NACK reply to the data and an mmWave uplink reference signal through an mmWave uplink; receiving, from the mmWave base station, an indicator indicating use of a legacy uplink instead of the mmWave uplink; shortening the length of a legacy TTI to correspond to the length of an mmWave TTI according to the indicator; and communicating with the mmWave base station through the legacy uplink using the shortened legacy TTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kukheon Choi, Hyunsoo Ko, Sangrim Lee, Hojae Lee
  • Patent number: 10863459
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) provides machine type communications (MTC) through a narrowband (NB)-long term evolution (LTE) system having a downlink transmission bandwidth in a range from about 180 kilohertz (kHz) to about 200 kHz. Receive circuitry is configured to receive, through a downlink transmission of an evolved node B (eNB) in the NB-LTE system, an NB-physical synchronization channel (NB-PSCH), the NB-PSCH including a synchronization signal and having a channel structure, the synchronization signal including a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), and the channel structure defined by multiple subcarriers mutually spaced apart by about 15 kHz and located entirely within the downlink transmission bandwidth. Control circuitry configured to decode the synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tao Wu, Debdeep Chatterjee, Gang Xiong, Mohammad Mamunur Rashid
  • Patent number: 10856238
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to selective multichannel amplification in a distributed communication system. In this regard, a remote antenna unit (RAU) in the distributed communication system receives downlink digital signals associated with downlink channels having respective downlink channel bandwidths. The RAU digitally scales the downlink digital signals based on respective digital scaling factors to generate scaled downlink digital signals having a substantially equal channel power density in the downlink channels. By digitally scaling the downlink digital signals to provide the substantially equal channel power density in the downlink channels, it is possible to provide substantially uniform radio frequency (RF) coverage range across the downlink channels, thus helping to improve overall RF coverage and user experience in a coverage area of the distributed communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventor: Moshe Daniel
  • Patent number: 10848207
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for orthogonal stream spatial multiplexing. In one embodiment, a method includes splitting and modulating a data stream into n MIMO RF spatial streams and coupling them to corresponding switchable polarization antenna elements controlled via orthogonal binary codes for transmission. Each transmitted stream manifests as time-varying-polarization-orthogonal to the other n?1 spatial streams. The method includes reception of the streams at their destination using corresponding antenna elements controlled by the same set of orthogonal codes. Thus, each of the n transmitted spatial streams is polarization-match-filtered, unambiguously separated and individually recovered from all the others upon reception for subsequent demodulation and MIMO spatial recombination into the original data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Carlos A. Rios
  • Patent number: 10848204
    Abstract: A system may include a radio frequency chain configured to process a signal. The system may further include a reconfigurable antenna including multiple antenna feeds, each of the antenna feeds associated with a beam direction. The system may also include a beam selection network configured to couple the radio frequency chain to a first antenna feed of the multiple antenna feeds to generate a first beam in a first direction, and simultaneously couple the radio frequency chain to a second antenna feed of the multiple antenna feeds to generate a second beam in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mojtaba Ahmadi Almasi, Hani Mehrpouyan
  • Patent number: 10838036
    Abstract: A method for determining the multipath components of a propagation channel in a geolocation system or an IR-UWB telecommunications system. The IR-UWB emitter emits a plurality of UWB impulses at a plurality of central frequencies, sequentially or in parallel. The receiver translates the response of the channel to each of these impulses into the baseband, integrates it over a plurality of time intervals in order to provide intensity samples related to successive times of flight. The intensity samples related to the same time of flight and to the various frequencies are combined in order to provide a composite sample at the output of a multiband IR-UWB receiver module. The multipath components are determined from the composite samples exceeding a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jimmy Maceraudi, Francois Dehmas, Benoit Denis
  • Patent number: 10834762
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing a Random Access (RA) transmission are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operating a radio access node in a cellular communications network includes receiving an RA transmission from a wireless device. The method also includes detecting an RA preamble in the RA transmission from the wireless device and estimating a timing parameter of the wireless device using the RA transmission from the wireless device separately from detecting the RA preamble. By estimating the timing parameter separately from detecting the RA preamble, increased detection of the RA preamble is possible while also increasing the precision of the timing parameter estimate. In some embodiments, this separation also enables a complexity reduction of the receiver if a low complexity detector is used first and then the high complexity timing estimator is only used when an RA preamble is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Henrik Sahlin
  • Patent number: 10827446
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for transmitting a synchronization signal in a wireless communication system. The method comprises: a step of generating a secondary synchronization signal from a combination of two sequences; and a step of transmitting the synchronization signal. The manner of combination of the two sequences varies depending on the sub-frame number to which the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted, and if the generation of the secondary synchronization signal is performed by a terminal, then the sub-frame number which determines the manner of combination is considered to be the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Inkwon Seo, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10812310
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a non-data-aided (NDA) approach to advanced OFDM timing are provided. This approach allows for accurate OFDM symbol timing and synchronization by avoiding inter-symbol interference (ISI) in multipath environments where an earliest arriving signal may not be the strongest signal. The NDA approach may rely on generating and applying a bias correction to a combined correlation result of the multi-path signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Schell, Carl Scarpa
  • Patent number: 10798591
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a diagnostic device determines signal strengths of two antennas of a multi-antenna device. When the signal strength of each of the two antennas is unacceptable, the diagnostic device provides a recommendation to adjust each of the two antennas. Alternatively, when the signal strength of a first antenna of the two antennas is unacceptable while the signal strength of a second antenna of the two antennas is acceptable, the diagnostic device provides a recommendation to adjust the first antenna. However, when the signal strength of each of the two antennas is acceptable, but a difference between the signal strength of a first antenna and a second antenna of the two antennas is greater than a threshold, then the diagnostic device determines a weaker antenna with weaker signal strength between the first antenna and the second antenna, and provides a recommendation to adjust the weaker antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Madhusudana Rao Kata, Shivaji P. Diwane, Keith Dsouza, Sendilvadivu Ganesan, Vivek Jain
  • Patent number: 10790918
    Abstract: A radio receiver is disclosed. The radio receiver includes an analog tuner and a baseband processor to provide radio functions. The baseband processor is coupled to the analog tuner. The radio receiver further includes a memory, a controller coupled to the analog tuner, the baseband processor and the memory. The controller is configured to perform an operation, the operation includes causing the analog tuner to analyze a selected FM frequency to determine if the selected FM frequency is associated with a digital radio mondiale (DRM) plus station by first coarsely determine if the selected FM frequency may be associated with a DRM plus station and if coarse determination fails, marking the FM frequency as not being associated with a DRM plus station, wherein if the coarse determination is successful, retrying a selected number of times to continue to determine if the selected FM frequency is associated with a DRM plus station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Naveen Jacob, Rajesh Kurian
  • Patent number: 10779172
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The present invention relates to a method by a base station in a mobile communication system, the method comprising the steps of: checking a channel state in an unlicensed band; determining a parameter for checking whether a channel is occupied, according to the channel state; and transmitting the determined parameter to a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungmin Moon, Sunheui Ryoo, Rayeon Ahn, Sungjin Lee, Jungsoo Jung, Seunghoon Park
  • Patent number: 10728073
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus generating sequences and mapping cyclic shifts of the sequences to hypotheses for short burst transmissions, for example, in new radio (NR) technologies. An exemplary method includes selecting a computer generated sequence (CGS), from a plurality of CGSs; determining, based on different values of uplink control information (UCI) and a first shift index assigned to the transmitter, a shift to apply to the CGS; and transmitting the selected CGS, with the determined shift applied, in a short physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) to indicate the UCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Seyong Park, Yi Huang, Sony Akkarakaran
  • Patent number: 10721661
    Abstract: A system and method includes a first device (e.g., a primary wireless in-ear device) connected to a second device (e.g., a secondary wireless in-ear device) using a first wireless connection. The first device is also connected to a third device (e.g., a smartphone or smart watch) using a second wireless connection. If the first device and second devices determine signal quality metrics corresponding to the quality of the wireless signal received by each. If the second device reports having a better signal quality, communication with the third device is handed off from the first device to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Milos Jorgovanovic, Ganesha Batta
  • Patent number: 10714109
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure provides a device, comprising: an allocation module, for determining one or more metrics of each of a plurality of data streams; a compression module, for compressing each of the plurality of data streams and generating a plurality of compressed data streams, the compression module applying a compression ratio that varies as a function of the metrics determined by the allocation module; and a buffer memory, for storing the plurality of compressed data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: John Paul Lesso
  • Patent number: 10691403
    Abstract: A communication device is provided that includes a receiver configured to receive a signal. The communication device further includes a determination circuit configured to determine an energy level of the signal and to decode the signal as voice or encoded data. The communication device further includes at least one processor configured to generate an instruction to mute or unmute an audio output based on the energy level of the signal in a predefined audio frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Matthieu Baglin, Sebastien Guiriec
  • Patent number: 10687332
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method for acquiring information of access resources, a terminal device, and a base station. A terminal device detects a synchronization signal of a cell to be accessed by the terminal device. The terminal device further receives a broadcast channel of the cell on a broadcast channel resource. The terminal device then determines a resource on which the cell is located according to resource indication information carried in the broadcast channel. The broadcast channel resource corresponds to an actual access resource, and the synchronization signal is detected on the actual access resource. The actual access resource is one of a plurality of candidate access resources of the cell. The resource indication information indicates a location relationship between the actual access resource and the resource on which the cell is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lixia Xue, Lei Guan, Yongxing Zhou, Jingyuan Sun
  • Patent number: 10680749
    Abstract: A decoder having an input configured to receive a sequence of softbits presumed to correspond to a convolutionally-encoded codeword; and a decoding circuit configured to: determine, as part of a decoding process, a Maximum Likelihood (ML) survivor path in a trellis representation of the codeword; determine whether the presumed convolutionally-encoded codeword meets an early-termination criteria; and abort the decoding process if the presumed convolutionally-encoded codeword meets the early-termination criteria, continue the decoding process if the presumed convolutionally-encoded codeword fails to meet the early-termination criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David Arditti Ilitzky, Thomas A. Tetzlaff
  • Patent number: 10680592
    Abstract: A quadrature clock correction (QCC) circuit includes: a first pair of clock correction circuits that output in-phase and anti-in-phase clock signals, respectively, of a four-phase clock signal; a second pair of clock correction circuits that output quadrature-phase and anti-quadrature-phase clock signals, respectively, of the four-phase clock signal; a detector circuit configured to detect duty cycle error and in-phase/quadrature-phase (IQ) phase mismatch in the four-phase clock signal; and a calibration circuit configured to supply a first pair of control signals to each the first pair of clock correction circuits, and a second pair of control signals to each of the second pair of clock correction circuits, to correct both the duty cycle error and the IQ phase mismatch based output of the detector circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Hai Bing Zhao, Kee Hian Tan, Ping-Chuan Chiang, Yohan Frans
  • Patent number: 10666483
    Abstract: A transmitter transmitting payload data using OFDM symbols includes a frame builder configured to receive the payload data and to receive signalling data for use in detecting and recovering the payload data at a receiver, and to form the payload data and the signalling data into frames for transmission. A modulator can modulate a first OFDM symbol with the signalling data forming a first of the frames and modulate one or more second OFDM symbols with the payload data forming one or more other frames, and a transmission unit transmits the first and second OFDM symbols. The first OFDM symbol is combined before transmission with a signature sequence that can be configured to allow for detection of the first OFDM symbol at the receiver and decoding the signalling data before the one or more second OFDM symbols carrying the payload data and at lower signal to noise ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 10660092
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a sequence allocating method that, while maintaining the number of Zadoff-Chu sequences to compose a sequence group, is configured to make it possible to reduce correlations between different sequential groups. This method includes the steps of setting a standard sequence with a standard sequence length (Nb) and a standard sequence number (rb) in a step (ST101), setting a threshold value (Xth(m)) in accordance with an RB number (m) in a step (ST103), setting a sequence length (N) corresponding to RB number (m) in a step (ST104), judging whether ¦r/N?rb/Nb¦=Xth(m) is satisfied in a step (ST106), including a plurality of Zadoff-Chu sequences with a sequence number (r) and a sequence length (N) in a sequence group (rb) in a step (ST107) if the judgment is positive, and allocating the sequence group (rb) to the same cell in a step (ST112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Daichi Imamura, Tomofumi Takata, Yoshihiko Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10652007
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a time synchronization client includes one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to perform time synchronization according to time information received by communicating with a time synchronization server at every synchronization period, and determine a second synchronization period shorter than a first synchronization period of when synchronization accuracy is a target level or more, as the synchronization period, when an elapsed time from activation of the time synchronization client does not exceed a judgment time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masashi Ito, Akira Kawarada
  • Patent number: 10637642
    Abstract: Method and receiver for acquiring a data packet in a signal transmission like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), wherein the data packet comprises a preamble code (2) followed by an access code (3) and has a symbol period. The following steps are executed: —executing a preamble correlation (8) continuously on a received signal (10) using the preamble code (2); —determining a frequency estimate (14) and a timing estimate (13) from the preamble correlation (8); —using the frequency estimate (14) to execute a frequency correction (15) on the received signal; —performing an access code correlation (9) on the frequency corrected received signal, in parallel with the continuous execution of the preamble correlation (8); and —detecting a data packet (19) when the access code correlation (9) is higher than a predetermined access code threshold (18) at an expected time relative to the timing estimate (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo International PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Andrew Fort
  • Patent number: 10601964
    Abstract: A WLAN device includes a processor implementing a MAC layer and a PHY layer which is coupled to a transceiver including a receive (Rx) chain and a transmit (Tx) chain that is coupled to an antenna. A preamble decode-based receive suspend algorithm has software stored in a memory that is implemented by the processor or by hardware including digital logic. The algorithm responsive to receiving a packet including a Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) header, a MAC header, and data, is for analyzing a length field in the PLCP header to determine whether the packet is an undesignated packet and whether there is sufficient time remaining for implementing a turning off and then back on of an analog portion of the Rx chain to avoid missing a next packet. If the undesignated packet and sufficient time are present, the analog portion of the Rx chain is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Oren Aharon Shani, Matan Yacobi
  • Patent number: 10575188
    Abstract: A wireless network includes a plurality of access points installed in a venue. The access points integrate multiple radios coupled with directional antennas with reconfigurable coverage. The directional antennas are configured to transmit and receive orthogonally polarized signals that support transmission of at least two data streams to or from mobile devices of users who are present in the venue. Additionally, wireless network includes at least one backhaul or backbone network coupled to the plurality of access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Everest Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Samer Abielmona, Van Hoang Nguyen, Jean-François Frigon
  • Patent number: 10560141
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile terminal, a base station and a non-transitory computer-readable medium to securely receive a signal. When the mobile terminal sends information, randomly implementing an XNOR calculation is randomly implemented on corresponding digits of a low-frequency digital sequence which is to transmit the information and a first cyclic PN sequence or a second cyclic PN sequence so as to obtain spread sequences. The spread sequences are modulated and sent. The base station or the mobile terminal receives the spread sequence, and despreads the same using the first and second cyclic PN sequences. The present invention effectively prevents lawbreakers from decoding and monitoring a communication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: JRD Communication (Shenzhen) LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Yu, Weiqin Yang
  • Patent number: 10552756
    Abstract: An energy efficient rapid single flux quantum (ERSFQ) logic register wheel includes a circular shift register having a plurality of destructive read out (DRO) cells. Each entry of the circular shift register includes a data block, a tag, and a valid bit. A compare and control logic is coupled to the circular shift register to compare a source specifier or a destination register specifier against a register tag stored in the wheel following each cycle of the register wheel. At least one or more read ports and at least one or more write ports are coupled to the circular shift register to write to or to read from a different entry each in the register wheel following each cycle of the register wheel. A RSFQ clearable FIFO with flushing and a crosspoint memory topology for integrating MRAM devices with ERSFQ circuits are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: Engin Ipek, Ben Feinberg, Shibo Wang, Mahdi N. Bojnordi, Ravi Patel, Eby G. Friedman
  • Patent number: 10547523
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing network traffic. An analysis system receives network traffic, which complies with a certain protocol. The received network traffic carries a data item, which may be of value to an analyst. In order to access the data item in question, the analysis system automatically identifies the media type of the data item, by processing the network traffic without decoding the protocol. The analysis system identifies the media type irrespective of the protocol in order to avoid the computational complexity involved in decoding the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Itsik Horovitz
  • Patent number: 10542502
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to selective multichannel amplification in a distributed communication system. In this regard, a remote antenna unit (RAU) in the distributed communication system receives downlink digital signals associated with downlink channels having respective downlink channel bandwidths. The RAU digitally scales the downlink digital signals based on respective digital scaling factors to generate scaled downlink digital signals having a substantially equal channel power density in the downlink channels. By digitally scaling the downlink digital signals to provide the substantially equal channel power density in the downlink channels, it is possible to provide substantially uniform radio frequency (RF) coverage range across the downlink channels, thus helping to improve overall RF coverage and user experience in a coverage area of the distributed communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventor: Moshe Daniel
  • Patent number: 10523412
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a plurality of sampling circuits configured to receive a non-Non Return to Zero (non-NRZ) data signal; and a control circuit coupled to the plurality of sampling circuits, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide one or more control signals indicating whether to decrease or increase a frequency of a clock signal associated with the non-NRZ data signal based on the non-NRZ data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Bai, Xuefeng Chen, Wenzong Pan, Xin Wang, Tao Xia, Shang Hu, Zhichun Wang, Yuanxi Zhang, Wenjun He, Juncheng Wang, Patrick Yin Chiang
  • Patent number: 10523414
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a plurality of sampling circuits configured to receive a non-Non Return to Zero (non-NRZ) data signal; and a control circuit coupled to the plurality of sampling circuits, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide one or more control signals indicating whether to decrease or increase a frequency of a clock signal associated with the non-NRZ data signal based on the non-NRZ data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Bai, Xuefeng Chen, Wenzong Pan, Xin Wang, Tao Xia, Shang Hu, Zhichun Wang, Yuanxi Zhang, Wenjun He, Juncheng Wang, Patrick Yin Chiang
  • Patent number: 10523413
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a plurality of sampling circuits configured to receive a non-Non Return to Zero (non-NRZ) data signal; and a control circuit coupled to the plurality of sampling circuits, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide one or more control signals indicating whether to decrease or increase a frequency of a clock signal associated with the non-NRZ data signal based on the non-NRZ data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Bai, Xuefeng Chen, Wenzong Pan, Xin Wang, Tao Xia, Shang Hu, Zhichun Wang, Yuanxi Zhang, Wenjun He, Juncheng Wang, Patrick Yin Chiang
  • Patent number: 10511432
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a plurality of sampling circuits configured to receive a non-Non Return to Zero (non-NRZ) data signal; and a control circuit coupled to the plurality of sampling circuits, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide one or more control signals indicating whether to decrease or increase a frequency of a clock signal associated with the non-NRZ data signal based on the non-NRZ data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Bai, Xuefeng Chen, Wenzong Pan, Xin Wang, Tao Xia, Shang Hu, Zhichun Wang, Yuanxi Zhang, Wenjun He, Juncheng Wang, Patrick Yin Chiang
  • Patent number: 10511431
    Abstract: A method of synchronising a communication signal entering into a receiver. Each frame of the signal includes a learning symbol formed of N repetitions of a learning sequence. The method includes the determination of a total correlation signal by correlating the input signal with a correlation symbol formed of N repetitions of a correlation sequence corresponding to all or part of the learning sequence and duration tsc, and the determination of a partial correlation signal by correlating the input signal with the correlation sequence. A peak of the total correlation signal is identified at an instant tpct. At least one threshold is defined from the power of the peak of the total correlation signal, and the power of the partial correlation signal is compared here to the instants tpct?k*tsc, with k a whole number between 0 and N?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Marc Laugeois
  • Patent number: 10511468
    Abstract: An apparatus to estimate a frequency offset in wireless networks is provided. The apparatus comprises: radio frequency (RF) circuitry to down-convert a signal from a base station to generate in-phase and quadrature (IQ) components, wherein the signal includes one or more repeated bursts; and a frequency offset estimator operatively coupled to the RF circuitry, the frequency offset estimator to estimate a frequency offset based on the IQ components and an iterative calculation of phase differences between different sets of bursts of the one or more repeated bursts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yunshuai Tang, Yanzeng Fu, Hong Zhang, Jie Lei, Zhen Wang
  • Patent number: 10506291
    Abstract: A media system, receives a received sequence of media content, for presentation at the media system and generates a comparison fingerprint of the received sequence of media content. The comparison fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify the received sequence of media content. The media system sends a request for identification of additional content to a server system. The request is based at least in part on the comparison fingerprint. The media system receives a response to the request, including information enabling additional content to be selected for display at the media system based at least in part on the identification of the received sequence of media content, and presents a displayed sequence of media content that includes at least a portion of the received sequence of media content and at least a portion of the additional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10489659
    Abstract: A system and method for searching a video stream collected by a camera in a video surveillance system for an object's placement or displacement is disclosed. The searching includes an interactive question/answer approach that allows for a video snippet including the object's placement or displacement to be found quickly without the need for complicated video analytics. During the search, frames from algorithmically selected points in the video stream are presented to a user for review. The user reviews each frame and indicates if he/she sees the object. Based on the user's response the searching algorithmically reduces the portion video stream that is searched until a snippet of a video is found that includes the object's placement or displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: VERINT AMERICAS INC.
    Inventor: Shahar Daliyot
  • Patent number: 10491356
    Abstract: A communication system comprises evolved base nodes (eNBs) communicating via an over-the-air (OTA) link with low mobility user equipment (UE). A network can utilize the eNBs for cooperative beam shaping for interference nulling based upon a number of factors UE (e.g., coordinated multi-point (CoMP) optimization for feedback, quality of service (QoS), fairness, etc.). The UE advantageously transmits multiple description coding (MDC) that supports a determination by the eNBs that coherent channel conditions (e.g., frequency and/or time invariance) exists for combining feedback reports to realize reduced quantization error. In addition, the MDC feedback reports still support incoherent channel states in which each report can be used individually for interference nulling/beamforming. MDC can be performed with one codebook or a plurality of codebooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov
  • Patent number: 10491368
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a plurality of sampling circuits configured to receive a non-Non Return to Zero (non-NRZ) data signal; and a control circuit coupled to the plurality of sampling circuits, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide one or more control signals indicating whether to decrease or increase a frequency of a clock signal associated with the non-NRZ data signal based on the non-NRZ data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Bai, Xuefeng Chen, Wenzong Pan, Xin Wang, Tao Xia, Shang Hu, Zhichun Wang, Yuanxi Zhang, Wenjun He, Juncheng Wang, Patrick Yin Chiang
  • Patent number: 10476725
    Abstract: A receiver includes a radio frequency demodulation circuit to detect and recover a received signal, the received signal including in one or more frames a preamble including a plurality of bootstrap OFDM symbols. A first of the bootstrap OFDM symbols has a first time domain structure so that a receiver can synchronize to a useful part of the bootstrap OFDM symbols and one or more of the other bootstrap OFDM symbols have at least a second time domain structure and carry layer signalling data indicating parameters for detecting and recovering payload data carried by the one or more frames. The receiver includes a detector circuit to detect from one or more of the bootstrap OFDM symbols a synchronization timing and an inverse Fourier transformer to convert the temporal length of the bootstrap OFDM symbols or the payload OFDM symbols from the time domain into the frequency domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 10477414
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging IoT technology with 5G communication systems for supporting higher data transmission rates than 4G systems and to a system therefor. The present disclosure can be applied to intelligent services (e.g. smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security- and safety-related services, etc.) on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghoon Choi, Donghan Kim, Jinyoung Oh
  • Patent number: 10461921
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a plurality of sampling circuits configured to receive a non-Non Return to Zero (non-NRZ) data signal; and a control circuit coupled to the plurality of sampling circuits, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide one or more control signals indicating whether to decrease or increase a frequency of a clock signal associated with the non-NRZ data signal based on the non-NRZ data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Bai, Xuefeng Chen, Wenzong Pan, Xin Wang, Tao Xia, Shang Hu, Zhichun Wang, Yuanxi Zhang, Wenjun He, Juncheng Wang, Patrick Yin Chiang
  • Patent number: 10448920
    Abstract: Examples of the present invention utilize principal component analysis (PCA) to detect cough sounds in an audio stream. Comparison of all or portions of the audio stream with a cough model may be conducted. The cough model may include a number of basis vectors may be based on initial portions of known coughs. The initial portions may be non-user specific, and accordingly the cough model may be used to detect coughs across individuals. Moreover, examples of the present invention may reconstruct the cough sounds from stored features such that the cough sounds are reconstructed but the reconstruction techniques used may be insufficient to reconstruct speech sounds that may also have been recorded, which may increase user privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Shwetak N. Patel, Eric Cooper Larson, Tien-Jui Lee, Shih-Yen Liu