Pseudo Noise Patents (Class 375/367)
  • Patent number: 10193537
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the disclosure provides a random data generation circuit which includes a phase difference detection circuit and a random data output circuit. The phase difference detection circuit detects a phase difference between a first clock signal and a second clock signal and outputs phase difference information. The random data output circuit is coupled to the phase difference detection circuit and outputs random data according to the phase difference information. Thereby, ideal and unpredictable random data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Bing-Wei Yi
  • Patent number: 10148413
    Abstract: A method for synchronization of an emitter of FBMC system with a RACH channel. On the emitter, a pseudo-random sequence with an initial offset in relation to a reference sequence is inserted into the spectral band of the RACH channel. On the receiver, the sequence received on the RACH channel is estimated using a sliding FFT using a starting point and correlated with the reference sequence. The position of the starting point leading to the highest correlation peak is selected as well as the correlation position corresponding to this peak, with these two positions making it possible to determine the offset of the sequence received with the reference sequence. This offset is transmitted to the emitter and the latter deduces from it a delay to be compensated in the emission in order to synchronize with the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Nicolas Cassiau
  • Patent number: 10063347
    Abstract: The present invention provides for applying a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) to a data signal. The present invention includes attaching a first CRC to a first data signal block having a first length, segmenting the first data signal block attached with the first CRC into a plurality of second data signal blocks having a length shorter than the first length, respectively generating a second CRC for each second data signal block, and attaching the generated second CRC to the respective second data signal block. Moreover, the first CRC and second CRC may be generated from respectively different CRC generating polynomial equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongyoun Seo, Bong Hoe Kim, Young Woo Yun, Daewon Lee, Nam Yul Yu, Ki Jun Kim, Dongwook Roh
  • Patent number: 9584181
    Abstract: Methods and devices related to channel estimation for a communication system comprising a plurality of communication connections are provided. For channel estimation, test sequences are used having three different elements, for example ?1, 0 and +1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Strobel, Vladimir Oksman
  • Patent number: 9537649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for newly defining a synchronization signal to be used in an ultrahigh frequency band and acquiring downlink synchronization by using the synchronization signal, and a device for supporting the same. A method by which an eNode B (eNB) transmits a synchronization signal for compensating for a carrier frequency offset in a wireless access system supporting an ultrahigh frequency band, according to one embodiment of the present invention, can comprise the steps of: generating a first repetitive synchronization signal having a first repetitive characteristic; generating a second repetitive synchronization signal having a second repetitive characteristic; and transmitting the first repetitive synchronization signal and the second repetitive synchronization signal in the same subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinmin Kim, Kitae Kim, Hyunsoo Ko, Jaehoon Chung
  • Patent number: 9420471
    Abstract: One of sequence groups each specifying reference signal sequences for respective radio resource bandwidths is assigned to a base station and a different one of the sequence groups is assigned to a neighboring cell. The base station includes a scheduler configured to allocate radio resources; a reporting unit configured to report the allocated radio resources and a cyclic shift amount to a mobile station; and a demodulating unit configured to demodulate a signal received from the mobile station based on one of the reference signal sequences corresponding to one of the radio resource bandwidths and the cyclic shift amount. Cell reuse is applied to the reference signal sequences to be transmitted using one resource unit, and sequence hopping where different ones of the reference signal sequences are assigned to consecutive subframes is applied to the reference signal sequences to be transmitted using a bandwidth greater than one resource unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Higuchi
  • Patent number: 9419784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for calibrating and for synchronizing a receiver. The system is arranged for receiving a reference clock signal in a first and a second signal path and comprises generator means for generating in the first signal path a first plurality of phase coherent tones derived from said reference clock signal and for generating in the second signal path a second plurality of phase coherent tones derived from said reference clock signal, said second plurality of phase-coherent tones being at lower frequencies than said first plurality of phase-coherent tones, and gating means for gating said first plurality of phase coherent tones by said second plurality of phase-coherent tones, such that the phase-coherent tones of said second signal path appear in a distorted version around tones of said plurality of phase-coherent tone of said first signal path, and for outputting a resulting gated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: National Instruments Ireland Resources Limited
    Inventor: Marc Vanden Bossche
  • Patent number: 9413497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for testing a data link. A single-lane or multi-lane bit error tester that transmits one or more PRBS signals through the data link is augmented with a raw bit error buffer for storing bit error information for each detected error event and an error pattern analyzer. Most frequently occurring intra-lane bit error patterns, inter-lane word error patterns, and bit slip patterns are identified and their characteristics are analyzed so as to provide information indicative of root causes of the detected bit errors and bit slips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reiner Schnizler, Paul Brooks
  • Patent number: 9300354
    Abstract: A receiver acquires and tracks a spread spectrum navigation signal with changing subcarriers. The carrier signal changes between several subcarriers according to a hopping frequency and is modulated with data and a pseudorandom noise code signal. The receiver includes a carrier wipe off unit for down converting a received spread spectrum navigation signal from its carrier frequency to a baseband frequency, a frequency hopping wipe off unit for wiping off the hopping frequency from the received spread spectrum navigation signal, and a replica signal generation unit for generating at least one replica signal of the pseudorandom noise code signal for acquiring and tracking the received spread spectrum navigation signal after carrier wipe off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus DS GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Floch, Francis Soualle, Jan Wendel
  • Patent number: 9167466
    Abstract: A method for measurement reporting to improve throughput when using multicarrier cells is disclosed. The method can include a wireless communication device performing a first measurement of a primary carrier and performing a second measurement of a secondary carrier. The method can further include the wireless communication device deriving a combined measurement as a function of the first measurement and the second measurement. The method can also include the wireless communication device reporting the combined measurement to a serving network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin J. Sane, Aravind Radhakrishnan
  • 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: 8982924
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for combining a plurality of codes. The plurality of codes may be binary codes having possible logical values of ?1 and +1 and may comprise an even number of codes. An output of the combining v0,k may be given by: v0=sgn(vi), where vi is the sum of the first plurality of codes at the first time. Embodiments for allocating different power levels among various codes are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: Rajendra Kumar
  • Patent number: 8971386
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of radio signal receivers for use in wireless communication networks. In particular to a receiver unit having at least one antenna input for receiving multipath radio signals via a radio unit and at least one antenna from one or more user equipments is provided. The receiver unit comprises: a despreading unit configured to despread a multipath radio signal in the received multipath radio signals using a number of despreading fingers corresponding to a number of delay positions in the multipath radio signal which corresponds to a number of paths in the multipath radio signal, and a combining unit configured to apply at least one weight to the output of each of the number of allocated despreading fingers and combine the weighted outputs into a resulting equalized radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Henrik Egnell, Nina Blom
  • Patent number: 8964882
    Abstract: In order to improve the performance of the precoding scheme for closely-spaced cross-polarized CLA antennas, the invention proposes a new precoding codebook and precoding matrix. The invention also proposes a method for determining precoding matrix based on the new precoding codebook, and corresponding method and device for communicating by using this precoding matrix. The precoding codebook and matrix proposed in the invention has better performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jinhui Chen, Lu Wu, Yang Song, Hongwei Yang, Di Lv
  • Patent number: 8948272
    Abstract: Methods and systems for augmenting a source message by suitably-chosen bits and/or sequences of bits for the purpose of enhancing decoding or synchronization performance. Properties of the source message can be used to select and optimize synchronization sequences, including their length and placement within the source message. Various message attributes, such as message or segment weight, symbol counts, and others, including their combinations, may be encoded into the synchronization sequence to further improve decoding performance in the presence of errors. These methods and systems can be employed for standalone source decoding of noisy bit streams, as well as iterative joint source-channel decoding. They may further be combined with other methods whether or not known in the art, such as CRC and forward error correction, to achieve the desired performance complexity trade-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Digital PowerRadio, LLC
    Inventors: Branimir R Vojcic, Ivan V Bajic, Javad Haghighat
  • Patent number: 8942335
    Abstract: The burden of designing multiple training sequences for systems having multiple transmit antennas, is drastically reduced by employing a single sequence from which the necessary multiple sequences are developed. The single sequence is selected to create sequences that have an impulse-like autocorrelation function and zero cross correlations. A sequence of any desired length Nt can be realized for an arbitrary number of channel taps, L. The created sequences can be restricted to a standard constellation (that is used in transmitting information symbols) so that a common constellation mapper is used for both the information signals and the training sequence. In some applications a training sequence may be selected so that it is encoded with the same encoder that is used for encoding information symbols. Both block and trellis coding is possible in embodiments that employ this approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Naofal Al-Dhahir, Christine Fragouli, William Turin
  • 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: 8917803
    Abstract: Circuits and methods characterize a receiver. The circuit includes a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) circuit, a clock and data recovery (CDR) circuit, a data checker, and an eye-scan controller. The DFE circuit generates a filtered signal from the communication signal. The filtered signal is a sum of the communication signal and a variable weighting of a symbol recently sampled from the filtered signal. The CDR circuit samples a sequence of sampled symbols from the filtered signal. The CDR circuit samples the filtered signal at a variable phase relative to a clock signal. The data checker generates an indication of an error in the sequence of sampled symbols. The eye-scan controller varies the variable weighting and the variable phase through multiple value combinations. The eye-scan controller checks for the indication of the error for each of the value combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Xilinx, Inc.
    Inventors: Santiago G. Asuncion, Mustansir Fanaswalla, Brandon L. Fernandes, Vaibhav Kamdar, Ray L. Jacinto
  • Patent number: 8913100
    Abstract: A mobile device, and a method and computer program product for displaying a streaming video image at the mobile device during a packet based video call via a channel established over a wireless communication network, the method includes receiving a speed indication of the mobile device and sending said indication to a communication client application; and responsive to receiving said indication, the communication client application is configured to limit the amount of information in the streaming video image that is supplied for display on a display of the mobile device during the video call when the speed of the mobile device is greater than, or equal to, a first predetermined speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventor: Sten Tamkivi
  • Patent number: 8909159
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and methodology are disclosed for aperiodic (i.e., non-periodic) feedback of channel-side information, such as channel rank information, to a base station by having the receiver/UE initiate the feedback instead of using a scheduled feedback approach. The autonomous feedback of channel-side information may use one of several different types of physical channel structures for uplink scheduling requests, such as those being discussed for inclusion in the emerging LTE platform standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jayesh H. Kotecha, James W. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8891715
    Abstract: A pre-distortion circuit that may introduce a pre-distortion signal in a communication channel by determining a harmonic signal of the signal to be output. One or more image correction signals of the signal to be output may be determined. The one or more image correction signals may be complex conjugate signal variations of the signal to be output. The harmonic signal, the one or more image correction signals and the signal to be output may be combined into a combined output signal. The combined output signal may be transmitted to a digital-to-analog converter. The predistortion circuit may be implemented in a FPGA, an ASIC, a digital-to-analog converter, and/or a separate IC package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Ananthaswamy, Sudheesh A. Somanathan
  • Patent number: 8867684
    Abstract: An apparatus for synchronizing an incoming signal with a clock signal comprises two or more synchronizer circuits, wherein each synchronizer circuit receives the incoming signal and the clock signal. Each synchronizer circuit generates a synchronized signal, wherein the state of each synchronized signal changes on a different phase of said clock signal in response to a change of the state of said incoming signal. A decision mechanism circuit receives the synchronized signals generated by each synchronizer circuit, wherein the decision mechanism circuit determines the output signal in response to the change of the state of the incoming signal. The decision mechanism circuit further comprises a memory element having a state which is set according to a previously detected state of said signal, wherein the output signal is determined according to the state of the memory element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Dialog Semiconductor GmbH
    Inventor: Nir Dahan
  • Patent number: 8855257
    Abstract: A method of the multiple input multiple output feedback is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, the multiple input multiple output feedback method includes a receiver receiving a reference signal from a base station and calculating a signal to interference and noise ratio from the received reference signal. The method further includes determining a modulation and coding scheme based on the signal to interference and noise ratio and a receiver type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Syed Aon Mujtaba, Xiaowen Wang
  • Patent number: 8817926
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for channel estimation when the amplitude of a received signal is hard-limited. A channel estimator computes amplitude estimates for the received signal based on the phase samples of the received signal. The amplitude estimates may comprise the expected values of the amplitude given the phase samples. The channel estimator then computes revised channel estimates based on the amplitude estimates and the phase samples. The process may be performed iteratively to refine the channel estimates during each iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Dennis Hui, Kambiz Zangi
  • Patent number: 8811454
    Abstract: Provided are a method for dynamically acquiring a PN synchronization of a blink signal in a reader according to a channel state when a tag transmits a direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) blink signal having a predetermined period and the reader receives the blink signal in a 2.4 GHz RTLS system which complies with an ISO/IEC24730-2 standard, and a method for synchronizing a frame using a preamble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LSIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Wook Kim
  • 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: 8787425
    Abstract: A signal processing arrangement is designed to process a digitalized phase-modulated and/or digitalized spreaded input signal (1) and has a complex channelizer (2) which despreads and/or demodulates the input signal (1) in the time range on the basis of a folding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Braungardt, Martin Opitz, Thomas Reisinger
  • Patent number: 8711990
    Abstract: A system including a demodulation module, a metric generation module, and a preamble detection module. The demodulation module is configured to generate demodulated signals based on demodulating, in accordance with a differential demodulation scheme, signals received from a base station. The signals received from the base station include a plurality of symbols. The demodulated signals comprise a plurality of real parts each having a corresponding magnitude. The metric generation module is configured to generate a plurality of metrics for the plurality of symbols based on the corresponding magnitudes of the plurality of real parts of the demodulated signals. The preamble detection module is configured to detect, based on the plurality of metrics, whether the plurality of symbols in the signals received from the base station includes a preamble symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungwon Lee, Qing Zhao
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8693524
    Abstract: A synchronization method for impulse system ultra-wideband takes frame as basic unit for data transmission, each frame is divided into a preamble symbol part and a data part, wherein the preamble symbol part sends a known impulse sequence for channel estimation and synchronization; the data part takes the information to be transmitted; the preamble symbol part is divided into two parts of a positive and negative impulse sequence, which includes odd impulses with alternant positive and negative polarities, and a same direction impulse sequence, which is composed of impulses with same polarity and is the same as the polarity of the last impulse in the positive and negative impulse sequence. The method provides such advantages as high synchronization precision, small storage space, and capability of immediately finding out the synchronization position etc., and provides an important value for the development of the impulse system ultra-wideband wireless communication technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Southeast University
    Inventors: Zaichen Zhang, Liang Wu, Xutao Yu, Guangguo Bi, Xiaohu You
  • Patent number: 8693606
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for code acquisition. The present invention performs variable delay correlation to obtain the peak correlation result which is immune to carrier frequency offset and Doppler. The present invention makes use of a mapping parameter which is immune to sampling frequency offset. In particular, the present invention is applicable to the DTMB standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    Inventors: Qiang Li, Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8681912
    Abstract: Method of estimating a channel in a wireless communication system by obtaining a channel impulse response from a pilot signal included in a received signal; estimating a timing offset with a maximum peak power value for the channel impulse response; and performing a phase compensation using the estimated timing offset and estimating a channel which is applied with the compensated phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyo-Yol Park, Sung-Kwon Jo, Ha-Young Yang
  • Patent number: 8660111
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling a radio to track channel timing and support channel scanning A non-leading radio operating on a communications channel, determines a diffusion period during which channel timing is to be propagated from a leading radio to non-leading radios operating on the communications channel. The non-leading radio implements a first scanning pattern during the diffusion period to scan a CT designated channel for a control timing message with a timing signal sent from the leading radio. The first scanning pattern involves scanning the CT designated channel during every other scan interval and scanning non-priority channels and priority channels during scan intervals not used on the CT designated channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Wiatrowski, John P. Belmonte, Dipendra M. Chowdhary, Yueh Ching Chung
  • Patent number: 8649423
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to these exemplary embodiments provide for using demodulation reference signals (DM-RSs) to obtain channel state information (CSI) for precoder selection. A method includes: receiving a DM-RS in at least one subframe, determining the CSI from the DM-RS; and using the CSI to perform at least one function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Chester Park, Ali Behravan, Havish Koorapaty
  • Patent number: 8638895
    Abstract: In one embodiment, receiving an Ethernet signal over a channel, the Ethernet signal comprising a preamble frame, an idle frame, and a data frame, the preamble frame comprising one or more preamble codes; synchronizing to the Ethernet signal based on the preamble frame; replicating the one or more preamble codes; and training a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) based on the one or more replicated codes, the training enabling the DFE to use decision values at the DFE output to track channel variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmad Chini, Mehmet Tazebay, Scott Powell
  • Patent number: 8634504
    Abstract: A correlation calculating method of correlating a received code signal obtained by demodulating a received signal, which is a signal obtained by receiving a positioning satellite signal, with a replica code signal is provided which includes: correlating values of the replica code signal in a chip period with values of the received code signal at first to n-th arrival times obtained by varying an arrival time of the chip period by 1/n chip (where n is an integer equal to or greater than 2); and acquiring a correlation calculation result at a 1/n chip interval by synthesizing the correlation calculation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Maho Terashima, Naoki Gobara
  • Patent number: 8620219
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication system between medical devices. A wireless communication apparatus between medical devices using a cognitive technology may receive, from an external frequency coordination database server, state information of frequencies that are available in a predetermined area, and store interference information associated with the frequencies. The communication apparatus may sense an external interference signal that affects the frequencies outside the predetermined area, and an internal interference signal that affects the frequencies within the predetermined area. The communication apparatus may determine a priority of each of the frequencies that are available in the predetermined area based on the interference information, the external interference signal, and the internal interference signal, and may determine a frequency to be assigned based on the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae In Hyon, Sung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8594148
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pseudo random signal generation circuit including: pattern signal output circuit including N stages of D flip-flops (DFF), and that outputs a pattern signal repeating bit patterns of 2N?1 bits from the non-inverting terminal of the final stage DFF; a signal output circuit that outputs a signal expressing the bit pattern length every time 2N?1 bits of the pattern signal are output; a selection signal output circuit that, based on the signal expressing the bit pattern length, outputs a selection signal for repeatedly selecting plural terminals, from plural terminals including the non-inverting terminals and the inverting terminals of the pattern signal output circuit, plural terminals at a time; and an output circuit that selects the signals output from the plural terminals according to the selection signal, and outputs the selected signal as a pseudo random signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeo Nara
  • Patent number: 8588284
    Abstract: A medical sensor system comprises a gateway comprising a wideband receiver and a narrow band transmitter, the each gateway configured to receive a wideband positioning frame using the wideband receiver from one or more wearable sensors and to transmit acknowledgement frames using the narrow band transmitter that include timing and control data for use by the sensors to establish timing for transmission of the positioning frame; and at least one wearable sensor comprising a wideband transmitter and a narrow band receiver, the sensor configured to transmit a sensor data frame to the gateway using the wideband transmitter and to receive an acknowledgement frame from the gateway using the narrow band receiver, extract timing and control information from the frame, and adjust the timing and synchronization of the wideband transmitter using the timing and control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Adeptence, LLC
    Inventors: Ismail Lakkis, Hock Law
  • Patent number: 8488723
    Abstract: A timing synchronous detection device includes: a first autocorrelator that performs autocorrelation using a received signal and a first delay signal in which the received signal is delayed; a second autocorrelator that performs autocorrelation using the received signal and a second delay signal in which the received signal is delayed; an average-normalization device that obtains an average value of an output signal of the first autocorrelator and an output signal of the second autocorrelator; a comparator that compares the average value and a threshold value and that outputs, if the average value is larger than the threshold value, the average value; and a maximum value search device that searches for a maximum value of the average values that are output from the comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Kyung Yeol Sohn
  • Patent number: 8457180
    Abstract: A positioning system comprises a plurality of controllers, each controller comprising a wideband receiver and a narrow band transmitter, the each controller configured to receive a wideband positioning frame using the wideband receiver from one or more devices and to transmit acknowledgement frames using the narrow band transmitter that include timing and control data for use by the devices to establish timing for transmission of the positioning frame; and at least one device comprising a wideband transmitter and a narrow band receiver, the device configured to transmit a positioning frame to the plurality of controllers using the wideband transmitter and to receive an acknowledgement frame from one or more controllers using the narrow band receiver, extract timing and control information from the frame, and adjust the timing and synchronization of the wideband transmitter using the timing and control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Adeptence, LLC
    Inventors: Ismail Lakkis, Hock Law
  • Patent number: 8457178
    Abstract: Determining a frequency offset of a received signal utilizing two or more multipath components of the received signal is provided herein. By way of example, the received signal can be correlated with a synchronization sequence in a time domain or a frequency domain, resulting in separation of the two or more multipath components of the received signal. Analysis of at least one of the multipath components can provide a frequency offset of the received signal. Furthermore, by analyzing the multipath components, estimation of the frequency offset can be improved as compared with single-signal analysis techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 8451922
    Abstract: Disclosed is a signal processing method and apparatus in MIMO system. In a mobile communication system having a plurality of transmitting antennas, the present invention includes the steps of receiving a feedback signal including status information of at least one channel, segmenting one of the first data blocks to segment into at least one or more of the second data blocks, attaching a CRC to each of the at least one or more of the second data blocks, allocating the at least one or more second data blocks to a plurality of the transmitting antennas, respectively, and transmitting the at least one or more of the second data blocks. In a mobile communication system having a plurality of receiving antennas, the present invention includes the steps of receiving at least one data block including a CRC or dummy bits, acquiring channel status information using the CRC or dummy bits, and transmitting the channel status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sim Dong-Hi, Seo Dong-Youn, Kim Bong-Hoe
  • Patent number: 8446973
    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: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Masayuki Orihashi, Akihiko Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8422963
    Abstract: A selected rate is received for an apparatus based on a hypothesized signal-to-noise-and-interference ratio (SINR) for the apparatus, and characterized statistics of noise and interference observed at a receiver for the apparatus. Data are processed in accordance with the rate selected for the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ayman Fawzy Naguib, Alexei Gorokhov, Tingfang Ji, Dhananjay A. Gore, Arak Sutivong
  • Patent number: 8379785
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for dynamic channel estimation in a digital receiver by performing a dynamic equalization on an incoming signal to compensate for channel distortion; independently estimating one or more channel parameters for the dynamic equalization, wherein the one or more channel parameters track channel change; determining a convolution of the channel parameters and updating the parameters for the dynamic equalization for subsequent processing of incoming signal; and providing an equalized output from the digital receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Junquiang Hu, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 8374619
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for allocating spectrum in a wireless communication system that supports simultaneously at least a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation. Logic is arranged for determining a proportion of spectrum required for the wireless communication unit to operate simultaneously in both the first mode of operation and the second mode of operation. Logic for allocating spectrum allocates a temporary guard band between a first portion of spectrum for the first mode of operation and a second portion of spectrum for the second mode of operation for use while the wireless communication unit operates simultaneously in the first mode of operation and second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Edward Jones, Peter Bruce Darwood, Paul Howard
  • Patent number: 8358726
    Abstract: A source synchronous signal synchronization system includes a differential signal receiver; a tunable input delay element coupled to the receiver; an input serializer/deserializer (ISerDes) coupled to the tunable input delay; an alignment unit coupled to the ISerDes; and a delay control unit coupled to the tunable input delay, the ISerDes, and the alignment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Junquiang Hu, Tyrone Kwok, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 8325868
    Abstract: A passive phase jitter modulation (PJM) tag is charged with power in a continuous wave (CW) section. When receiving a command from a reader, the passive PJM tag must recognize the command and determine exactly when to begin demodulating the command. Only then can the passive PJM tag demodulate the command. To this end, a synchronization apparatus for accurately demodulating a signal input to a PJM tag includes a plurality of correlators correlating a received phase jitter-modulated signal with a template of an internal matched filter which is in the same form as at least a portion of a modified frequency modulation (MFM) flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ji-hoon Bae, Gil-young Choi, Dong-han Lee, Hoon-gee Yang, Jong-suk Chae
  • Patent number: 8320429
    Abstract: There are provided a receiver in human body communication system using multiple receivers reducing an error rate of receiver signals by applying a space diversity acquisition-related SIMO technology to a plurality of received data using multiple receivers or receiver electrodes in a human body communication system using a human body as a medium, and of stably transmitting the data for the interference of signals generated by other users or from different electronic devices, and a method for receiving data in the human body communication system. The receiver and the method for receiving data in a human body communication system may be useful to stably transmit/receive data without any reduction of its transmission rate by reducing the distortion in channels and the signal noise which are caused in the use of one receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Tae Wook Kang, In Gi Lim, Hyung Il Park, Sung Weon Kang, Kyung Soo Kim, Jung Bum Kim, Chang Hee Hyoung, Duck Gun Park, Sung Eun Kim, Jung Hwan Hwang, Ki Hyuk Park, Jae Hoon Shim, Jin Kyung Kim