Separate Tuned Circuits For Each Channel Or Station Patents (Class 455/187.1)
  • Patent number: 11294023
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining multiple geolocation measurements, where each geolocation measurement is generated using cross-ambiguity function (CAF) detection. The geolocation measurements are associated with at least one signal from at least one signal source and received by multiple receivers. The method also includes associating related geolocation measurements to form at least one collection of related geolocation measurements, where each collection of related geolocation measurements is associated with a common one of the at least one signal received by at least some of the receivers. The method further includes performing geolocation using the at least one collection of related geolocation measurements to identify one or more geolocations of the at least one signal source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: H. Brown Cribbs, III, Danielle J. Marchione
  • Patent number: 11241616
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for conserving power on an electronic device. For instance, at given time intervals, the electronic device may be sending input data to a network device and receiving audio data from the network device. The electronic device may then use one or more techniques to determine when to switch from operating in a first mode, where the electronic device sends and/or receives the data, to operating in a second mode, where the electronic device ceases sending and/or receiving the data. For example, the electronic device may make the determination based on an amount of data stored in a buffer, whether the electronic device receives data, using data received from the network device, and/or the like. Based on the determination, the electronic device may switch to the second mode in order to conserve power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Ichapurapu, Sameet Ramakrishnan, Evan Fletcher Dougal, Brian Fisher, Junwu Luo, Sean Hajizadeh
  • Patent number: 11169760
    Abstract: A multi-screen display control device is shown, in which a plurality of cards are connected in series through universal serial bus (USB) cables. Image data provided by a host is transferred through the USB cables. A first-stage card includes a plurality of first-stage graphics processing units (GPUs) and a first clock buffer. Based on the image data, the first-stage GPUs generate a plurality of high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) sub-images to be displayed on a plurality of screens. Through the first clock buffer, a clock signal is replicated onto a plurality of paths to be transferred to the different first-stage GPUs and thereby identical clocks are applied to the different first-stage GPUs. Through the first clock buffer, the clock signal is further replicated onto a clock output path to be transferred to a clock output terminal of the first-stage card and thereby is coupled to a second-stage card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SILICON MOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Chengliang Qi, Guangjun Lyu, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 10785696
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing User Plane (UP) path selection or reselection over a communications network with a 3rd party entity, and for notifying network entities of UP changes in a communications network, are disclosed. The method includes: receiving an application program interface based request for UP path selection from the 3rd party entity; performing a validation and authorization procedure with the request; transmitting a UP path selection configuration request to a Control Plane Function that maintains configuration data; obtaining a reference number confirming the UP path selection configuration request; and installing the UP path selection according to the reference number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Li, Ngoc Dung Dao, Jaya Rao
  • Patent number: 10742625
    Abstract: A system for delivering to one or more crewmember computing devices a security credential for accessing a management interface of an electronics system of a vehicle has a local security credential generator and a remote security credential relay in communication therewith. One or more security credential destinations are identified from a correlation of a vehicle identifier accompanying the security credential transmitted to the remote security credential relay to one or more crewmember computing devices as defined in a crewmember staffing schedule. The security credential is then passed to the crewmember computing devices. A local login controller grants access to the management interface in response to a validation of the security credential transmitted thereto from the crewmember computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip Watson, Steven Bates
  • Patent number: 10616844
    Abstract: An embodiment method for wireless communication includes grouping a plurality of user equipments (UEs) wirelessly coupled to a cellular base station (BS) into a UE cluster to function as a Wi-Fi virtual station (V-STA), and communicating with an access point (AP) to contend for a Wi-Fi transmission opportunity (TXOP) for the V-STA. In a further embodiment, the cellular BS contends for the TXOP on behalf of the UE cluster using a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA-CA) procedure. In an alternative embodiment, one UE in the UE cluster is selected as a leader UE to contend for the TXOP on behalf of the UE cluster using a CSMA-CA procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peiying Zhu, Osama Aboul-Magd, Jung Hoon Suh, Kwok Shum Au, Sheng Sun
  • Patent number: 10506538
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are used to configure a position of a transmission frequency resource according to a synchronization relationship between devices, includes: adjusting, by a first device, synchronization according to synchronization information of a second device, in a case in which the first device is synchronous with the second device, or the second device can adjust a configured frequency resource, configuring a frequency resource close to an edge of a frequency band, where the frequency resource is used to transmit data, and notifying first user equipment; in a case in which the devices are synchronous, adjusting, by the first device and the second device, a start moment or an end moment of transmitting or receiving a signal; and using, by the first device in a manner of extending a bandwidth of a carrier frequency or a manner of carrier aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xizeng Dai, Xiaoan Fan, Jie Cui, Juan Zheng
  • Patent number: 10409253
    Abstract: A modular control system includes a modular controller that implements control logic of the modular control system, where the controller is built natively on a platform of a distributed control system, equipment configured to perform a physical function in a process plant according to the control logic, and a configuration database storing configuration parameters of the modular control system. In a first mode of operation, the modular control system operates as a standalone module, and in a second mode of operation, the modular control system operates natively as one or several nodes of a distributed control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Julian K. Naidoo, Michael G. Ott, Aaron C. Jones, Deborah R. Colclazier, Karen Johnson, Robert G. Halgren, III
  • Patent number: 10382617
    Abstract: In an aspect, a user equipment (UE) is positioned within a driver operation zone of a vehicle, one or more UE-based user interfaces (UIs) are restricted and forwarded to a vehicle-based UI controller to permit access to the one or more UE-based features via a vehicle-based UI. In another aspect, the UE in the driver operation zone is engaged in hands-free speakerphone mode via a vehicle audio system of the vehicle, and an attempt to transition the UE to handset-based audio mode is blocked. In another aspect, when a handset-based audio capture and/or playback attempt of the UE is detected, the UE interacts with a vehicle audio system to temporarily reduce volume being output by one or more proximal speakers. In another aspect, the UE streams media to a media presentation device in its own zone or another zone of the vehicle for presentation thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: William Lloyd Atkinson, Tung Chuen Kwong, Benjamin Koon Pan Chan, Henry Hing Law, Wilson Hung Yu
  • Patent number: 10206075
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, apparatus, and system for processing incoming calls. The method includes: determining whether a current state of a mobile terminal where a caller number is located meets an incoming call transfer condition in response to detecting that an incoming call is calling the caller number; and transferring the incoming call to a server in response to determining that the current state of the mobile terminal meets the incoming call transfer condition, for the server to send incoming call reminder information to a designated target application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Hua Guo
  • Patent number: 9794035
    Abstract: A method for a transmitter in a communication system, a method for a receiver, a transmitting apparatus, and a receiving apparatus are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jin Kyu Han, Ju Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9686812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a system and method for wirelessly identifying and validating an electronic device in order to initiate a communication process with another device or a service. In an embodiment, the system includes a portable biometric monitoring device that is identified by a client device or a server for the purpose of initiating a pairing process. In an embodiment, pairing implies pairing the portable device to an online user account with minimal user interaction. After pairing, the portable device and appropriate client devices and servers communicate with little or no user interaction, for example to upload sensor data collected by the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Molettiere, James Park, Aislinn Abigail Bilodeaux-Dewey, Christine Boomer Brumback, Eric Nathan Friedman, Robert Curtis Cole, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Andrew Cole Axley
  • Patent number: 9614902
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus which enables power saving in a NoC structure that is not limited in routing. The data processing apparatus has a plurality of data processing modules, which performs data processing, and a plurality of routers, which relays data transmission between the plurality of data processing modules. It is determined whether or not data is stored in a connected data processing module among the plurality of data processing modules, and according to a result of the determination, a power saving instruction or a wakeup interrupt is issued for the connected data processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Ushiku
  • Patent number: 9609621
    Abstract: System and methods are described to track and warn a person suspected of texting while driving, or alternately to block texting for drivers of moving vehicles. The position and speed of cell phones, and a GPS-enabled telematics system if present, are compared with those of other GPS-enabled devices in the vicinity. If the position and speed of a phone track that of one or more neighboring phones or a telematics system, it is assumed that a cell phone user may under certain conditions be texting while driving. For circumstances where persons suspected to be in the same vehicle utilize different service providers, parameters such any of cell phone position, velocity, and direction of travel are time-stamped and then compared. Texting is detected emanating directly from cell phones, or from a telematics system in a vehicle, or via a WiFi hotspot of a cell phone in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9535163
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provide assistance data for satellite navigation in a wireless communication device are disclosed. Processing circuitry in the wireless communication device determines whether to obtain assistance data for navigation based on a set of criteria. The set of criteria include one or more of a property of a geographic region in which the wireless communication device operates, a satellite signal quality estimate measured by the wireless communication device, and a user setting of the wireless communication device. When the set of criteria indicates that assistance data for navigation is beneficial for satellite navigation in the wireless communication device, the processing circuitry obtains one or more sets of assistance data. The processing circuitry configures operation of the wireless communication device for navigation based at least in part on the one or more sets of assistance data obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn D. MacGougan, Yefim Grosman, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Robert W. Mayor
  • Patent number: 9439065
    Abstract: A method for associating an identification stored in a mobile terminal with a location, particularly a seat, includes receiving a piece of information indicating a first time at which a previously unoccupied location is occupied by a person, the occupancy of the location being acquired by a sensor associated with the location. A piece of information indicating a second time at which the movement of the mobile terminal is received which implies that, if the mobile terminal were carried along by a person, the person carrying the terminal would occupy a location, the movement being acquired by a sensor in the mobile terminal. A relationship is determined between the first time and the second time. Therefore, the identification is received and associated with the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Young-Jae Cho
  • Patent number: 9360854
    Abstract: A first device is configured to receive, from a second device, an indication of a presence of a third device inside of a vehicle, where the first device is located inside of the vehicle. The first device is further configured to receive data associated with the vehicle, determine a vehicle condition, of the vehicle, based on the data associated with the vehicle, and deactivate a function associated with the third device based on the vehicle condition. The first device may prevent the third device from performing the deactivated function when an instruction to perform the deactivated function is received by the third device via manual input. The first device may permit the third device to perform the deactivated function when the instruction to perform the deactivated function is received by the third device via a hands-free device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Matthew W. Nelson, Sagiv Draznin
  • Patent number: 9354942
    Abstract: Systems, methods and products directed toward coordinating power states in a hybrid information handling device are described herein. One aspect includes a method including: providing a primary operating environment and a secondary operating environment in an information handling device; ascertaining a trigger event for switching between the primary operating environment and the secondary operating environment; providing power state transitioning responsive to the trigger event; and placing one of the primary operating environment and the secondary operating environment in a working state while one of the primary operating environment and the secondary operating environment is in a sleeping state. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: James S. Rutledge, Aaron M. Stewart, Steven R. Perrin, Scott E. Kelso, Seiichi Kawano, Mitsuhiro Yamazaki, Karen R. Kluttz, Matthew P. Roper
  • Patent number: 9283931
    Abstract: A system controls use of a mobile device in a vehicle where the mobile device includes, a hands-on user interface and a wireless communication interface. The system includes a docking station that couples to the mobile device using a hardwired connection, and a controller that couples to the docking station and a vehicle-start system. The hands-on interface is inaccessible with the mobile device received in the docking station. The system allows operation of the vehicle with the mobile device coupled to the docking station via the hardwired connection and prevents a vehicle start when the mobile device is not coupled to the docking station. The wireless communication interface is operational with the mobile device coupled to the docking station via the hardwired connection, and the controller permits, once the vehicle is started, a continued operation of the vehicle following removal of the mobile device from the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Mill Mountain Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Clay Skelton
  • Patent number: 9201133
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a GraphSLAM-like algorithm for signal strength SLAM is presented. This algorithm as an embodiment of the present invention shares many of the benefits of Gaussian processes yet is viable for a broader range of environments since it makes no signature uniqueness assumptions. It is also more tractable to larger map sizes, requiring O(N2) operations per iteration. In the present disclosure, an algorithm according to an embodiment of the present invention is compared to a laser-SLAM ground truth, showing that it produces excellent results in practice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Joseph Huang, David Millman, David Stavens, Sebastian Thrun
  • Patent number: 8983414
    Abstract: A communication system front-end architecture and a method of fabricating same are disclosed in which a diverse set of semiconductor technologies and device types (including CMOS, SiGe CMOS, InP HBTs (heterojunction bipolar transistors), InP HEMTs (high electron mobility transistors), GaN HEMTs, SiC devices, any number from a diverse set of MEMS sensors and actuators, and potentially photonics) is merged onto a single silicon, or other material substrate to thereby enable the development of smaller, lighter, and higher performance systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Corporation for National Reseach Initiatives
    Inventors: Mehmet Ozgur, Michael Pedersen, Michael A. Huff
  • Patent number: 8928820
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request to tune to a first desired television channel of a cable spectrum provided in a radio frequency (RF) signal received in a multi-tuner circuit configured to receive and process the entire cable spectrum, determining a channel of the channels including the first desired television channel, disabling the channels other than the determined channel, and processing the RF signal in the determined channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Silcon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Abdulkerim L. Coban, Mustafa H. Koroglu
  • Patent number: 8880039
    Abstract: The invention presently proposed relates to a method and an apparatus for intelligently composing a multimedia message for a mobile radio system. In this method, a digital voice message is received from a digital answering service, a blank multimedia message is generated and the received multimedia message is added, the available amount of data remaining in the multimedia message is calculated, the digital voice message is analyzed, and a suitable multimedia content is selected in dependence on the remaining available amount of data in the multimedia message and the analysis result, and finally the multimedia content thus selected is added to the multimedia message including the received digital voice message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Speech Design Gesellschaft fur Elektronische Sprachverarbeitung mbH
    Inventors: Robert Martens, Jan Martens
  • Patent number: 8848605
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a ground-based wireless cellular communication system providing in-flight broadband mobile communication services. The system includes at least one ground-based base station adapted for generating at least one cell defining a solid angle of space surrounding the base station. The ground-based base station includes an antenna array using two-dimensional-beamforming for generating at least one beam for serving at least one airplane in the space covered by the at least one cell using spatial-division multiple access (SDMA). The disclosure also relates to an airplane equipment for providing in-flight broadband mobile communication services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Michael Ohm, Thorsten Wild, Michael Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8755302
    Abstract: A method and system for wireless data communication for peer wireless stations in a network is provided. A pair of peer wireless stations perform discovery on a predefined wireless communication channel to discover each other. Upon peer wireless stations successfully discovering one another, a wireless communication channel is selected to setup a connection between the peer wireless stations for data communication on the selected wireless communication channel. The peer wireless stations then perform connection setup and data communication over the selected wireless channel. In one implementation, the network comprises a wireless local area network (WLAN) for ad-hoc Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS) peer-to-peer communication. Further, the peer wireless stations conduct millimeter wave (mmWave) directional data transmissions between the peer wireless stations on the selected wireless data communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huai-Rong Shao, Ju-Lan Hsu, Chiu Ngo
  • Patent number: 8737943
    Abstract: Devices and methods for receiving, processing and formatting digital video. The devices may include a single semiconductor chip on which is imprinted a radio frequency signal tuner module and a display interface module. The display interface module may be configured to receive programming information from the radio frequency signal tuner module. The display interface module may be configured to communicate the programming information to a digital video recorder. The radio frequency tuner module may include a first radio frequency input channel and a second radio frequency input channel. The radio frequency signal tuner module may include a system oscillator and a phase-locked loop (“PLL”) circuit configured to generate a clock signal. The phase-locked loop circuit may be configured to transmit the signal to the display interface module and to any other suitable modules on the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Chan, Sack Lee Chan, Hiroshi Suzuki, Prijesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8699959
    Abstract: A method for monitoring voice quality in a communication network. In a first embodiment, the method comprises the steps of: establishing a voice communication pathway (VCPW) between first and second telephone terminals; establishing speech cadence between first and second terminals, wherein the terminals alternate between opposing send and listen/receive modes such that when one of the terminals is sending a voice test message the other terminal is either listening for or receiving the voice test message and vice versa; and calculating a voice quality score for one or more received voice test messages. In a second embodiment, synchronous cadence is established between a plurality of telephone terminals and a voice recognition server (VRS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Spirent Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitrios M. Topaltzas, Jeffrey Horner
  • Patent number: 8644427
    Abstract: A radio frequency receiver with dual band reception and dual analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) can be configured to operate in a single channel mode or a dual channel mode to receive a single RF input channel or two RF input channels at the same or different frequency bands. In the single channel mode, the dual ADCs can be used to improve the performance of the receiver for the single input signal or the dual ADCs can be configured for reduced power consumption. In the dual channel mode, the dual ADCs operate on the individual RF input signals to realize dual band reception. In one embodiment, the receiver is configured for asymmetric dual band reception to receive a wideband input signal on a first input signal path and a narrow band input signal on a second input signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: SiGear Europe Sarl
    Inventors: Alain-Serge Porret, Friederich Mombers, Melly Thierry
  • Patent number: 8620380
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, articles, methods, and systems for utilizing a subscriber identity module having a plurality of subscriber identities for communications within wireless networks are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Pouya Taaghol
  • Patent number: 8620391
    Abstract: The present invention is a cordless musical cell phone accessory that includes a planar base, a radio station tuner that is disposed on the planar base and one or more preset buttons that are depressed to put the musical cell phone accessory in communication with one or more predetermined radio stations. The accessory also includes a headphone jack that is inserted into a headphone jack inlet of a cell phone to connect the musical cell phone accessory to the cell phone, a display screen that is disposed on the planar base and a battery pack that is built into the planar base to provide electrical power to the accessory. The accessory can also include an additional battery pack that is attached to the cell phone utilizing the musical cell phone accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Dustin Edwards
  • Patent number: 8463323
    Abstract: An antenna device, a wireless cellular network, and a method of capacity expansion are provided. The antenna device includes: a contact element adapted to connect a base station to receive input signals from the base station; an amplitude and phase allocating element adapted to allocate the input signals received by the contact element according to designed amplitudes and phases; an antenna element comprising an array of antennas comprising an even number of columns, and adapted to receive and transmit the input signals allocated with the amplitudes and phases. An array of antennas comprising an even number of columns has been adopted, and a feed network construction of the antenna system has been improved, so that through adjusting amplitudes and phases of original signals from a base station, a smooth capacity expansion of the network can be achieved without adjusting antenna directivities, thus reducing the workload and complexity for capacity expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yarui Li, Ming Ai, Tianzhong Zhao, Jindi Jiang, Guanxiang Ying
  • Patent number: 8358987
    Abstract: A bit rate processor in a wireless system includes a front end processor to process physical channel data and to generate encoded transport channel data, a transport channel buffer to hold the encoded transport channel data, and a back end processor to process the encoded transport channel data from the transport channel buffer and to generate decoded transport channel bits. The front end process may include a frame buffer that receives the physical channel data, a first stage to de-map the physical channel data, an intermediate frame buffer that receives the de-mapped physical channel data, and a second stage to process the de-mapped physical channel data and to provide the encoded transport channel data. The back end processor may include a third stage, including a scaling circuit to scale the encoded transport channel data, a decoder to decode the scaled transport channel data, a CRC checker and an output buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Mathew, Aiguo Yan, Krishnan Vishwanathan, Eric Aardoom, Timothy Fisher-Jeffes
  • Patent number: 8358988
    Abstract: A bit rate processor in a wireless system includes a front end processor to process physical channel data and to generate encoded transport channel data, a transport channel buffer to hold the encoded transport channel data, and a back end processor to process the encoded transport channel data from the transport channel buffer and to generate decoded transport channel bits. The front end process may include a frame buffer that receives the physical channel data, a first stage to de-map the physical channel data, an intermediate frame buffer that receives the de-mapped physical channel data, and a second stage to process the de-mapped physical channel data and to provide the encoded transport channel data. The back end processor may include a third stage, including a scaling circuit to scale the encoded transport channel data, a decoder to decode the scaled transport channel data, a CRC checker and an output buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Lidwine Martinot, Deepak Mathew, Krishnan Vishwanathan, Eric Aardoom, Aiguo Yan, Timothy Fisher-Jeffes
  • Patent number: 8346296
    Abstract: A user enters a numeric string on a standby screen of a cellular telephone, and then presses a predetermined function key, the numeric string obtained by numerical conversion of a piece of registration information, in accordance with an assignment relationship indicated on numerical keys of the cellular telephone. A database in which numeric data obtained by the numerical conversion of a piece of registration information in accordance with the above-mentioned assignment relationship and the piece of registration information are associated with each other is previously held in the cellular telephone. The database is searched by using the entered numeric string as a search key, so that pieces of registration information associated with numeric data containing the numeric string are extracted. An exactly matching one of the extracted pieces of registration information is sorted in a high rank and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: J-Data Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Sasaki, Atsushi Ito, Tetsuya Ban
  • Patent number: 8331888
    Abstract: Remote programmable reference systems and methods are described. A remote programmable reference system maintains a set of parameters from which a reference signal can be generated to transmit the reference signal to a system platform. In an embodiment, a parameters update can be received from which a modified reference signal can be generated to transmit the modified reference signal. In another embodiment, the remote programmable reference system maintains multiple sets of parameters from which respective reference signals can be generated for any one or more system platforms having different system configurations. The system platforms can interface with the remote programmable reference system through a system interface via a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Henry E. Halladay, David O. Edewaard, Terry M. Swann
  • Patent number: 8270920
    Abstract: Devices and methods for receiving, processing and formatting digital video. The devices may include a single semiconductor chip on which is imprinted a radio frequency signal tuner module and a display interface module. The display interface module may be configured to receive programming information from the radio frequency signal tuner module. The display interface module may be configured to communicate the programming information to a digital video recorder. The radio frequency tuner module may include a first radio frequency input channel and a second radio frequency input channel. The radio frequency signal tuner module may include a system oscillator and a phase-locked loop (“PLL”) circuit configured to generate a clock signal. The phase-locked loop circuit may be configured to transmit the signal to the display interface module and to any other suitable modules on the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Chan, Sack Lee Chan, Hiroshi Suzuki, Prijesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8265547
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and methods for resource management and interference mitigation techniques for relay-based networks are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ozgur Oyman, Qinghua Li, Nageen Himayat, Jaroslaw J. Sydir
  • Patent number: 8238855
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses a mobile station comprising a transmitter for transmitting outgoing signals from the mobile station and a receiver for receiving incoming signals, the receiver coupled to the transmitter and having N subreceivers, where N is an integer greater than one and each of the N subreceivers may independently be tuned to a desired frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tao Chen, Seyfollah Bazarjani, Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8213881
    Abstract: A signal processing system is disclosed. The system includes: a first synthesizer and a second synthesizer, for respectively generating a first frequency and a second frequency; a first RF circuit; a first analog front end (AFE); a second RF circuit; and a second AFE, wherein the first RF circuit and the first AFE can support a signal transmission of a first bandwidth, the second RF circuit and the second AFE can support a signal transmission of a second bandwidth, a central frequency of the first bandwidth is substantially equal to the first frequency, and a central frequency of the second bandwidth is substantially equal to the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Kuang-Yu Yen, Chung-Yao Chang
  • Patent number: 8213890
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing a switched capacitor array (SCA) by two tuning circuits are disclosed. In a multiple-band radio receiver, there is a need to use multiple tuning circuits for signals in different bands. The tuning circuit typically comprised an adjustable capacitance device and other tuning components, where the adjustable capacitance device is often implemented in SCA. The present invention discloses a system and method comprising n sections of capacitor elements where each capacitor element comprises a capacitor and switches to selectively connect the capacitor to one of the tuning circuit. Consequently, the SCA can be shared by the two tuning circuits. The control bits for the switched may be provided from a programmable control register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Quintic Holdings
    Inventors: Hao Meng, Peiqi Xuan
  • Patent number: 8180370
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes displaying contents in a first region of a display on the mobile terminal, deriving position information from the contents displayed in the first region, and displaying a map including a position corresponding to the derived position information in a second region of the display on the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Hwan Kim, Myung-Joo Chae, Hee Won Kim
  • Patent number: 8107916
    Abstract: Systems and methods for demodulating a plurality of contiguous channels contained within a bandlimited portion of a radio-frequency (RF) input signal are provided. In an embodiment, the bandlimited portion of the RF input signal is down-converted to baseband. After down-conversion, the bandlimited portion overlaps at baseband with a mirror image of the bandlimited portion. The plurality of contiguous channels within the down-converted signal similarly overlap at baseband and subsequently occupy a bandwidth substantially equal to half that required before down-converting. Image rejection is performed in the digital domain to recover each of the plurality of overlapping channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco Gatta, Ramon Gomez, Leonard Dauphinee, Young Joon Shin, Hanli Zou, Massimo Brandolini, Giuseppe Cusmai
  • Patent number: 8032074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection state setting method of a dual tuner and an apparatus. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the method of setting a tuner connection state of n satellites in a digital broadcast receiver having the plurality of tuners, n being a natural number, that are connected to one or more antennas includes setting the tuner connection state for each satellite by using a satellite signal inputted from each satellite, which has information on one antenna, and setting the tuner connection state between the satellites by using a connection state set for each satellite and the satellite signal inputted from each satellite. Accordingly, with the present invention, the digital broadcast receiver having two tuners can automatically set the connection state of satellite lines of each tuner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Humax Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Hyung Kim, Ho Yi, Min-Haeng Cho
  • Patent number: 7937075
    Abstract: A driver of a vehicle is identified and a command is sent to a mobile communications device that is associated with the identified driver and that is in proximity of the vehicle to force the mobile communications device to change modes such as to enter a hands-free or other suitable mode. The driver may be identified through one or more techniques including biometric sensing, key detection, switch controls, and so forth. Additionally, the driver and/or feature settings preferred by the current driver may be identified by receiving data from the mobile communications device. The data may identify the driver ID with preferred feature settings, the mobile communications device which has an association to a driver ID with preferred feature settings, or the data may specify the preferred feature settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Samuel Zellner
  • Patent number: 7929932
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a two-stage filter that separates UHF and VHF transmission bands in such a way as to maximize cross channel isolation, so preventing cross channel signal contamination and additionally protecting all signals from host coexistence blocking transmissions and harmonics of the wanted signals without the requirement for additional or selectable filter arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Clive A. Powell, Nicholas P. Cowley, William L. Barber
  • Patent number: 7920469
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for wireless communication between a receiver and a transmitter in a cellular system are provided. The method comprises associating a channel of known structure at the transmitter with the transmission of a first control channel to indicate a variable structure of the first control channel to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shupeng Li, Shirish Nagaraj, Sudhir Ramakrishna, Ashok N. Rudrapatna
  • Patent number: 7756484
    Abstract: A method for monitoring voice quality in a communication network. In a first embodiment, the method comprises the steps of: establishing a voice communication pathway (VCPW) between first and second telephone terminals; establishing speech cadence between first and second terminals, wherein the terminals alternate between opposing send and listen/receive modes such that when one of the terminals is sending a voice test message the other terminal is either listening for or receiving the voice test message and vice versa; and calculating a voice quality score for one or more received voice test messages. In a second embodiment, synchronous cadence is established between a plurality of telephone terminals and a voice recognition server (VRS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Metrico Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Topaltzas, Jeffrey Horner
  • Patent number: 7746818
    Abstract: The present invention provides a single circuit and a method which can identify the WLAN standard of a packet or the modulation type of a packet. The single circuit includes a shift register, N determinators and decision logic. The shift register is configured to receive several periods of the preamble of the packet. Each of the N determinators is configured to determine whether the WLAN standard, or the modulation type, of the packet matches one of the N WLAN standards, or the N modulation types. Decision logic is configured to decide the WLAN standard, or the modulation type, of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Pon Kao, Chih Chia Wang
  • Patent number: 7720470
    Abstract: Dedicated pilot signals are transmitted from a transmitting device to a receiving device through a multicarrier MIMO channel in addition to data signals and common pilot signals. The dedicated pilot signals may be used by the receiving device to validate whether a predetermined beamforming matrix (i.e., a beamforming matrix identified by the receiving device) was used by the transmitting device to precode the transmitted data. If a different beamforming matrix was used for the preceding, the receiving device may use this matrix to demodulate the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Shi, Qinghua Li, Hongmei Sun, Minnie Ho
  • Patent number: 7702046
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a mobile communication device that includes automatic gain control (AGC) circuitry and operates in either a tracking mode or an acquisition mode. A received signal is sampled n times to calculate an energy estimate that is used to set the gain control values within the AGC circuitry. The value of n varies depending on whether the handset is operating in the acquisition mode or the tracking mode. Acquisition mode is typically considered to be the mode prior to coarse timing acquisition, also referred to as frame acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Murthy, Linbo Li, Raghuraman Krishnamoorthi