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20090028216 - Method and apparatus for generating a radio frequency pulse: The invention is a method and circuit for generating a pulsed periodic signal comprising a sub-harmonic mixer and a control circuit adapted to cause the output signal of the sub-harmonic mixer to be pulsed.... Agent: Tyco Technology Resources
20090028217 - Ultra-wideband (uwb) frequency synthesizer system and method: An ultra-wideband (UWB) frequency synthesizer is provided for use in UWB communication. The UWB frequency synthesizer may include a first section and a second section. The first section may be configured to generate a first plurality of frequencies. The second section may be coupled to the first section and configured... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090028218 - Usb system with spread spectrum emi reduction: A method for applying spread spectrum noise reduction techniques to USB specifically USB2.0 communications systems includes the step of generating a base (seed) frequency for the USB system, modulating the base (seed) frequency with a spread spectrum (SS) characteristic, and utilizing (as-is, not modified) the existing ASIC that multiplying the... Agent: Zimmerman & Cronen, LLP
20090028219 - Coherent and non-coherent hybrid direct sequence/frequency hopping spread spectrum systems with high power and bandwidth efficiency and methods thereof: A hybrid spread spectrum system includes a signal combiner for (a) receiving a plurality of spread spectrum encoded data signals and (b) forming a plurality of combined signals. A first set of mixers is included for (a) receiving the plurality of combined signals and at least two carriers, and (b)... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090028220 - Robust packet detection, symbol timing, channel length estimation and channel response estimation for wireless systems: A method. The method includes producing a first signal match indication based on at least one match indication indicative of a match between at least one signal received in at least one band and a reference signal. The method also includes producing a first signal multipath combined signal based upon... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090028221 - Constructing an energy matrix of a radio signal: A method analyzes a radio signal received via a wireless channel. The radio signal includes multiple frames representing a transmitted symbol. Energy of ach frame is sampled during multiple of non-overlapping time windows. The sampled energies are stored in an energy matrix indexed by the number of frames and the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20090028222 - Interference cancellation in a spread spectrum receiver: A method of cancelling interference induced by a coherent interference source in a spread spectrum receive comprises the steps of: quantifying (44; 94) first interference values induced by the coherent interference source (SCH) in symbols on a first spread spectrum physical channel (P-CCPCH; CPICH); calculating (46, 48, 50; 96, 98,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090028223 - Signal receiver and method for estimating residual doppler frequencies of signals thereof: The invention provides a signal receiver. The signal receiver comprises a code removal module, a carrier removal module, a Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) module, and a signal processor. The code removal module removes a pseudo random noise code from a first signal to obtain a second signal. The carrier removal... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090028224 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device capable of preventing degradation of signal quality due to inclusion of noise and reducing the circuit scale. The constitution of a transmitter/receiver for transmitting/receiving a signal is fabricated on a semiconductor substrate (100). Part of the transmission and reception is performed by analog processing, and the other... Agent: Patenttm.us
20090028225 - Modular satellite transceiver: A modular satellite transceiver is provided according to some embodiments of the disclosure. The modular transceiver may include an RF module and a back end module. The RF module may operate in a first band, and may include, for example, one or more antennas, an RF front end module, an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Viasat, Inc (client #017018)
20090028226 - Open collector / open drain integrated bidirectional digital isolator: An open collector/open drain interface, such as I2C interface between two or more integrated circuit devices, employs isolation techniques to provide electrical isolation of a digital signal for transmission of the signal between the devices. Uni-directional isolator channels are utilized to transmit bidirectional digital signals, and a selection of an... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP
20090028230 - Method and apparatus for improving quality of service for reception in digital television broadcast systems: A method of transmitting a digital data stream to a receiver unit. The method includes the steps of modulating a digital data stream in accordance with a modulation technique so as to generate a modulated digital data stream; providing the modulated digital data stream to a transmitter unit operable for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090028229 - Method and procedure for detecting cable length in a storage subsystem with wide ports: A mechanism detects cable length in a storage subsystem with wide ports. The mechanism uses in-situ bidirectional cable wrapping for determining different cable lengths. The mechanism under-margins transmitter output to failure for each external port and even for each PHY within a wide port. Based on the transition point from... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090028228 - Signal strength estimation system and method: A signal strength estimation circuit for a code division multiple access system comprises a channel compensator, a demodulator, an extractor and an average circuit. The channel compensator compensates different channel effect upon a received signal and outputs first and second compensated signals wherein the received signal comprises a first signal... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090028231 - Apparatus for measuring iq imbalance: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for measuring an IQ imbalance. One embodiment according to the present general inventive concept can provide a method for measuring a Tx IQ imbalance generated in an IQ up-conversion mixer and an Rx IQ imbalance generated in an IQ down-conversion... Agent: Muir Patent Consulting, PLLC
20090028232 - Errors visibility enhancement methods for video testing: A system and method of evaluating a decoder under test can include the steps of storing a first segment of a video sequence for creating a first test frame portion including a first image, storing a second segment of video sequence for creating a second test frame portion including a... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.C.
20090028233 - Method and device for adapting a signal: A method and device for adapting a signal is provided. The signal includes a number of recurring samples of data. In one example embodiment, the method receives recurring samples of data. Each of the samples of data includes a first number of elements. A second number of elements are selected... Agent: GlobalIPServices, PLLC
20090028234 - Tap initialization of equalizer based on estimated channel impulse response: A method of initializing tap coefficients of an equalizer may include estimating impulse response coefficients of a channel through which a received signal traveled based on a known portion of the received signal. The method may also include loading the impulse response coefficients into a channel filter and generating a... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
20090028235 - Frequency modulation device and switching mode power supply using the same: The present invention relates to a frequency modulation device and a switching mode power supply using the frequency modulation device. To prevent electromagnetic interference (EMI), it is required to slightly vary a switching operation frequency in an SMPS operation. In some embodiments, at least one first signal having a predetermined... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20090028236 - Position control method, position control device and electric device including the position control device: A position control method, a position control device and an electric device and an electric device including the position control device are provided. The position control device includes a common motor (13), a performing unit (20) coupled to the motor to perform position change, a pulse generator (10) generating alterable... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20090028237 - Broadcasting processing apparatus and control method thereof: A broadcasting processing apparatus which has a display unit, the broadcasting processing apparatus includes: a signal receiver which receives an image signal having an encoded I picture and header information; a parser which extracts the header information from the received image signal; a user selection unit; a file generator; and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090028238 - Encoder and decoder and methods of encoding and decoding sequence information: A method of encoding sequence information into a sequence of display frames for display on a display device, the method comprising the steps of: generating the sequence of display frames; inserting monitor flags within each display frame, each monitor flag being capable of moving between a first state and a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090028239 - Moving picture encoding method, moving picture decoding method and apparatuses using the methods: The moving picture encoding method of the present invention is for orthogonally transforming pixels which constitute a block into coefficients indicating frequencies, quantizing the coefficients, and encoding the quantized coefficients. The method includes: selecting quantized coefficients belonging to a subset of a block, from the block of frequency coefficients which... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090028241 - Device and method of coding moving image and device and method of decoding moving image: Adjacent pixels are always used to perform the intra-screen predictive coding and decoding. In the coding, the difference value (prediction residue) between the adjacent pixels is calculated in a certain direction (predicting direction) and encoded with the predicting direction. In the coding of each block, adjacent pixels may have not... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090028240 - Encoder, decoder, method for encoding/decoding, computer readable media and computer program elements: An encoder for encoding a first digital signal representative for a first channel and a second digital signal representative for a second channel is described. The encoder comprises cascaded intra-channel prediction elements for compressing the first digital signal and the second digital signal based on intra-channel correlation and an inter-channel... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.
20090028242 - Image data transmitting apparatus and method and image data reproducing apparatus and method: An image data transmitting apparatus and an image data transmitting method are provided which can distribute streaming moving images at a transfer rate in accordance with a transmission band with degradation in image quality being mitigated even at the time of congestion. A priority determining section 43 reads encoded data... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090028243 - Method and apparatus for coding and decoding with motion compensated prediction: The direct mode of motion compensation will make coding efficiency worse if the motion deviates from a linear motion model. The motion vector linear prediction unit 64 assumes a motion vector of a reference macro block of a backward reference P frame, which lies in the same spatial position as... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090028244 - Compressed non-reference picture reconstruction from post-processed reference pictures: A method of compressed picture reconstruction using a plurality of post-processed reference pictures. The method generally includes the steps of (A) generating a first of a plurality of reconstructed pictures by decoding a first of a plurality of compressed pictures using at least one of a plurality of non-post-processed reference... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation
20090028246 - Moving-picture coding device and moving-picture coding method: A moving-picture coding device that divides a moving-picture signal comprised of a plurality of fields into a plurality of blocks and that can select coded area prediction in a current field and inter-field motion compensation prediction by block units, the moving-picture coding device comprises a forced intra block line determining... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090028247 - Digital broadcasting system and data processing method: The present invention provides a method of processing data in digital broadcasting system. The method includes receiving a broadcast signal including mobile broadcast service data and main broadcast service data, wherein the mobile broadcast service data configures a data group, wherein the data group is divided into a plurality of... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090028248 - Video encoding method and decoding method, apparatuses therefor, programs therefor, and storage media for storing the programs: A video encoding method for encoding video images as a single video image by using parallax compensation which performs prediction by using parallax between the video images, and a corresponding decoding method. The number of parameters as parallax data used for the parallax compensation is selected and set for each... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090028249 - Method and apparatus for providing reduced resolution update mode for multi-view video coding: There are provided a video encoder, a video decoder, and corresponding encoding and decoding methods for providing adaptation of deblocking filtering for multi-view video coding. The video encoder includes a deblocking filter adaptable based on prediction information for encoding multi-view video sequences.... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090028250 - Decoder with soft decision combining: A receiver including first circuitry configured to combine corresponding soft decision values from at least two groups of RDS/RBDS data transmitted as part of a broadcast channel to generate a set of combined values and second circuitry configured to identify a subset of the combined values that indicate a relatively... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Silabs Matters
20090028251 - Method and device for controlling peak power and pulse width of a broadband gaussian pulse high-power rf transmitter: A device is disclosed for controlling the parameters of a pulse of a high-power RF pulse transmitter having at least one amplifier. A detector (4) can detect the transmitted pulse. A video amplifier (5) is provided. An analog processing device (6) is suitable for providing information cues relating to the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090028252 - Combined frame alignment and timing recovery in ofdm communications systems: Timing recovery circuitry for a digital subscriber line (DSL) modem, including a combined frame and timing function for adjusting frame alignment, and for adjusting sample frequency for frequency offset and for phase offset, is disclosed. Frame alignment is adjusted by the frame and timing function by averaging estimates of the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090028257 - Method and apparatus for initial acquisition of signaling parameters for a wireless communications network: A method of acquiring a forward link only (FLO) network in a radio frequency (RF) in a wireless communication environment, includes selecting a RF from a first list; selecting a signal parameter (SP) from a second list; determining if a first parameter is found using the selected RF and SP;... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090028260 - Method and apparatus for providingchannel quality feedback in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing communication system: In an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing communication system, wherein frequency bandwidth may be represented by multiple Resource Block Group (RBG) levels, wherein each RBG level comprises a division of the frequency bandwidth into a number of RBGs different from the number of RBGs of the other RBG levels, a user... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090028256 - Method and apparatus for sensing signaling parameters in a wireless communications network: A new channel is added to FLO networks that carries embedded signaling parameter information. The design is such that regardless of the actual values of the signaling parameters conveyed, a receiver will be able to demodulate this new channel. Moreover, the addition of the new channel does not render a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090028255 - Method and system for communication: A method and a system for communication are presented. In one example embodiment, the method includes the step of receiving a first frame of a communication signal. The first frame includes a first plurality of constituents. One or more constituents of the first plurality of constituents of the first frame... Agent: GlobalIPServices, PLLC
20090028258 - Methods and systems for transmission of orthogonal frequency division multiplexed symbols: In some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a frame structure for transmitting an integer number of OFDM symbols in which some of the OFDM symbols are to be transmitted in a unicast format and some of the OFDM symbols are to be transmitted in a broadcast format.... Agent: Smart & Biggar
20090028259 - Mimo transmitting apparatus, and data retransmitting method in mimo system: MIMO transmitting apparatus wherein data to be retransmitted and data to be transmitted anew are rearranged, thereby using HARQ technique to improve the reliability of the system transmission, while increasing the system throughput and improving the efficiency of the whole data transmission. In this apparatus, a retransmittal data selecting means... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090028254 - Time domain symbol timing synchronization circuit and method thereof for communication systems: A time domain symbol timing synchronization circuit is disclosed, which comprises: an autocorrelation function calculator for calculating cyclic prefix autocorrelation functions and an offset time estimator for searching peak positions of cyclic prefix autocorrelation functions to indicate symbol boundary of received communication symbols. The offset time estimator compares a current... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090028253 - Tone-interleaved coded modulation scheme for mimo ofdm communication: A MIMO OFDM system for TICM is provided. The tone-level interleaver at the transmitter uses a block of NT symbols as its basic unit. This results in different decoding architectures at the receiver. The main advantage of TICM is to merge soft-bit demapping into the Viterbi algorithm. Taking the advantage... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20090028261 - Method and apparatus for reducing signaling overhead during a dual codeword hybrid automatic repeat request operation: A method and an apparatus for reducing overhead in signaling for downlink dual codewords in a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) with spatial multiplexing are disclosed. The method includes signaling a number of codewords to be used, signaling modulation scheme coding, reducing overhead for signaling of transport block size (TBS),... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc
20090028265 - Apparatus and method for detecting signal by maximum likelihood: An apparatus and method for detecting a signal in a receiver by maximum likelihood (ML) are provided, in which symbols are detected according to the number of transmit antennas of a transmitter and a modulation scheme, channels are estimated, an equivalent channel matrix corresponding to the estimated channels is determined,... Agent: Docket Clerk
20090028263 - Mimo communication apparatus and data retransmission method: A MIMO communication apparatus wherein HARQ technique is utilized, in a MIMO system, to simplify feedback information and hence reduce the amount of information to be transmitted, thereby saving the transmission resources of the system, while improving the efficiency of data transmission. Additionally, this MIMO communication apparatus has a simple... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090028262 - Radio communication method, radio communication system, and radio communication device: There are disclosed a radio communication device and others capable of generating in a short time a secret key common to a base station and a mobile station in a radio communication system using the MIMO technique and starting the encrypted communication at an early stage. In this device, in... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090028264 - Transmit methods with delay diversity and space-frequency diversity: In this invention, several open-loop solutions that encompass the small delay CDD codeword cycling, codeword cycling between different re-transmissions of both small and large delay CDD are proposed. In addition, an open-loop codeword cycling method for SFBC+FSTD scheme, as well as its extension to SFBC+FSTD based HARQ, are proposed. In... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20090028266 - Compact encoding of arbitrary length binary objects: A method and apparatus for encoding data of arbitrary length. Data of arbitrary size is divided into one or more data blocks. One or more length blocks are generated that include length information identifying a quantity of the one or more data blocks into which the data is divided, wherein... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090028267 - Rapid re-synchronization of communication channels: A method of synchronizing a receiver with a transmitter. The method includes determining number of bits, j, for adjusting a bit stream, where the bit stream is generated from n tones and is dividable into codewords having a codeword length of N bytes, and the number of bits for adjusting... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090028269 - Signal generator and method: There is an apparatus and technique for generating a sequence of modulated waveforms of finite duration in which the difference in start time of each waveform is shorter than the waveform's overall duration and each waveform in the sequence has independent data modulation imparted upon it. The apparatus consists of... Agent: Lambert Intellectual Property Law
20090028268 - Variable power communications including rapid switching between coding constellations of various sizes: A method of varying the power output of a transmitter. The method includes providing bit-loading information associated with each tone of multiple tones, where the multiple tones include a first set of tones. The method also includes producing, for transmission, on the first set of tones a first set of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090028270 - Mimo broadband channel emulator: The present invention relates to a multiple input, multiple output broadband channel emulator. The broadband emulator having RF input signals comprises a mixing matrix. The mixing matrix includes two broadband splitters, two broadband combiners, one phase shifter. More particularly, the broadband power splitter/combiner includes four transmission lines, a resistor being... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310
20090028271 - Wireless transmitting and receiving device and method: A wireless device, method, and signal for use in communication of a wireless packet between transmitting device and a wireless receiving device via a plurality of antennas, wherein a signal generator generates wireless packet including a short-preamble sequence used for a first automatic gain control (AGC), a first long-preamble sequence,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090028272 - Digital broadcasting system and method of processing data thereof: A digital broadcasting system and data processing method are disclosed, which are highly resistant to channel changes and noise. The present invention includes receiving a broadcast signal having mobile service data and main service data multiplexed with each other from at least one parade, demodulating the broadcast signal, acquiring program... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090028273 - Variable-frequency circuit with a compensation mechanism: The present invention discloses a variable-frequency circuit with a compensation mechanism, which comprises: a load sensing/decision unit, a frequency-division unit and a level modulation unit. The present invention applies to a power supply having a frequency-division mode. The power supply has a feedback unit generating a feedback signal. The load... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy
20090028274 - Phase-digital converter having hierarchical structure: A time to digital converter having a hierarchical structure is provided. The time to digital converter includes: a plurality of delay stages for sequentially delaying a first signal for a specific delay time; a plurality of flip-flops for comparing delay signals of the first signal delayed by the delay stages... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090028275 - Frame-based carrier frequency and phase recovery system and method: Header information is used to facilitate coarse frequency and frame recovery. The coarse frequency and frame recovery is thereafter utilized to perform adaptive phase and frequency synchronization on a frame-by-frame basis.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Viasat, Inc (client #017018)
20090028276 - Method and system for mobile receiver antenna architecture for u.s. band cellular and broadcasting services: A method for an antenna architecture that handles US band cellular and broadcast channels may be provided. The method may comprise a multi-network mobile device comprising one or more antennas. The method may further comprise receiving via one or more antennas, and processing at a first radio frequency integrated circuit... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090028278 - Method and device for reducing surrounding coupling noise: A method and device for reducing a surrounding coupling noise are disclosed. The method and device include receiving a signal from a receiving end of a line to be processed and obtaining a reference noise signal; determining a weight coefficient for adjusting the reference noise signal; and filtering the reference... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090028277 - Method and system for denoising noisy signals: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to generally applicable denoising methods and systems for recovering, from a noise-corrupted signal, a cleaned signal equal to, or close to, the original, clean signal that suffered corruption due to one or more noise-inducing processes, devices, or media In a first pass, method... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090028279 - Symbol timing recovery circuit: An A/D converter samples an input signal with a first clock. An FIR filter generates data at a zero-crossing point/data decision point from the sampled data. A decimation circuit decimates an output of the FIR filter 2 with a second clock. A phase comparator detects a phase error of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090028280 - Transmitter and transmitter/receiver: A clock control circuit 22 in a control circuit 21 provided in a transmitter 25 controls a gate circuit 12 based on an instruction from a microcomputer 32 to stop the output of the clock to a cable 115 for a first predetermined period of time. Then, a read-out circuit... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090028281 - Serial transceiver and communication method used by the serial transceiver: A high speed transceiver without using an external clock signal and a communication method used by the high speed transceiver which applies a clock recovery circuit including a coarse code generator, a frequency detector, and a linear phase detector to the receiver so as to solve problems such as skew... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090022207 - Method for generating communication signal sequences having desirable correlation properties and system for using same: A method for generating code sequences having good correlation properties comprising steps of selecting a code length comprising a number of chips, selecting a ruler which defines the position of non-zero values within the chips, and overlaying the non-zero values with an amplitude pattern.... Agent: Sprinkle Ip Law Group
20090022208 - Method and system for rapidly detecting the presence of interferers in bluetooth frequency hopping: Methods and systems for wireless communication are disclosed and may include sweeping a signal detection frequency one or more times across a plurality of steps in a frequency range. The measured signal strength at each step may be compared to a threshold, and a status may be stored, which may... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090022209 - Transmitting apparatus using spread-spectrum transmission method: The present invention relates to a transmitting apparatus using a spread-spectrum transmission scheme. The transmitting apparatus includes a precoder for preceding a data signal by performing a product operation between a first matrix and a diagonal matrix. The preceding outputs a signal responding to the input data by performing a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090022210 - Noise cancellation method, receiver circuit, and electronic instrument: A noise cancellation method includes: inputting an interference wave signal detected near a receiver section, and changing the phase and the amplitude of the input signal to generate a cancellation signal that cancels the input signal; performing correlation calculations on a signal obtained by adding the cancellation signal to a... Agent: Global Ip Counselors, LLP
20090022212 - Cdma receiving apparatus and cdma receiving method: A CDMA receiving apparatus 1 comprises: a path searcher 20 which takes a received data sequence as an input, and which outputs path timing that corresponds to sample timing where a correlation value indicative of correlation between the received data sequence and a reference code sequence reaches a peak, and... Agent: Myers Wolin, Llc
20090022211 - Method and device for correlating a signal, in particular an ultra wideband signal: The waveform of the signal varies according to the distance at which the signal was emitted, and several correlation signals are defined and correspond respectively to at least part of several sampled waveforms of the signal respectively emitted at several distances of different values so that the sum of the... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.a.
20090022213 - Method and apparatus for saving power on a digital subscriber line: A method for saving power on a digital subscriber line (xDSL) includes: generating a statistic on data rates on the xDSL, adjusting the line rate and the transmit power on the xDSL according to the statistic result, and updating the line rate of an xDSL transceiver according to the adjusted... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090022215 - Modem: A modem includes a modulation/demodulation function module, a hub function module, and at least one storage module. The storage module and the modulation/demodulation function module are connected to the hub function module, respectively. By adding one or more storage modules in to the modem, the invention enables mass storage of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.
20090022214 - Optimized short initialization after low power mode for digital subscriber line communications: A digital subscriber line (DSL) system that provides fast exit from an idle state is disclosed. The system includes a central office (CO) modem for communicating with a customer premises equipment (CPE) modem. Prior to entry into a low-power or idle state for the DSL link between the CO modem... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090022216 - Spectrally constrained impulse shortening filter for a discrete multi-tone receiver: A channel in a multiple carrier communication system is equalized by computing a target spectral response, shortening the impulse response of the channel so that a significant part of an energy of the impulse response is confined to a region that is shorter than a target length and filtering the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090022217 - Equalizer and equalization method: A correction coefficient calculating section 20 calculates a correction coefficient β so as to obtain a noise power equivalent to detected path and adjacent path transmission channel estimation values. A noise power correcting section 21 calculates a corrected noise power βN0. A weight calculating section 8 receives as its input... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20090022218 - Method for controlling moving picture encoding using channel information of wireless networks: Disclosed is a method for controlling bit rates in consideration of wireless channel environment by an apparatus that transmits and receives moving picture encoding data via a wireless network. The apparatus for transmitting/receiving data through a wireless communication network connected to the apparatus including a channel state analyzing unit for... Agent: Cha & Reiter, Llc
20090022219 - Enhanced compression in representing non-frame-edge blocks of image frames: Using fewer bits to indicate the prediction mode used for encoding some of the non-frame-edge blocks of a frame. In an embodiment, fewer bits are used in case of boundary blocks of a slice, or slice group. In another embodiment, fewer bits are used when adjacent blocks are encoded using... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20090022220 - Method and apparatus for enhanced video coding: Standard video compression techniques apply motion-compensated prediction combined with transform coding of the prediction error. In the context of prediction with fractional-pel motion vector resolution it was shown, that aliasing components contained in an image signal are limiting the prediction efficiency obtained by motion compensation. In order to consider aliasing,... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc
20090022222 - Method and device for multi-view encoding/decoding using disparity vector: A method of obtaining a disparity vector and its encoding/decoding in the multi-view coding process is disclosed. The present invention includes essentially: determining a disparity vector between two views during the multi-view image coding, and computing a disparity vector between the other two views according to the disparity vector between... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20090022221 - Method for video layered coding, device for coding and decoding in interlaced mode: A video layered coding or decoding method in an interlaced mode, including: dividing a frame of a current layer into fields after interlacing; determining a field in the current layer at the same time point as a frame in an upper layer according to a corresponding relation on a time... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.
20090022223 - High quality, low memory bandwidth motion estimation processor: An apparatus generally having a first circuit and a second circuit is disclosed. The first circuit may be configured to (i) copy a plurality of first reference samples of a first reference image from an external memory, the first reference samples being proximate a first position within the first reference... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, Pc Lsi Corporation
20090022226 - Method and apparatus for enhancing resolution of video image: Provided is a technology which can prevent deterioration of image quality when enhancing resolution of a predetermined key frame in a video sequence. Specifically, an apparatus to enhance resolution of a video frame is provided. The apparatus includes a frame extraction unit which extracts a key frame and one or... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090022224 - Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with reduced requirements for division operations: A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that quickly calculates estimated motion vectors in a very efficient manner. In one embodiment, a first multiplicand is determined by multiplying a first display time difference between a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090022225 - Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with reduced requirements for division operations: A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that quickly calculates estimated motion vectors in a very efficient manner. In one embodiment, a first multiplicand is determined by multiplying a first display time difference between a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090022228 - Method and system for selection of reference picture and mode decision: A method, system and computer program product for the selection of reference pictures and mode decision during the motion estimation of a video sequence is disclosed. The video sequence includes a plurality of video frames. Each of the video frames includes a plurality of macroblocks. A full-pixel search is performed... Agent: Innovation Management Sciences
20090022229 - Efficient image transmission between tv chipset and display device: Compression and decompression with high image quality is applied to reduce the data rate of transmitting an image results in high efficiency image transmission between TV and display device is presented. An LVDS bus is hooked between the TV side and display device with this invention of image compression apparatus... Agent: Chih-ta Star Sung
20090022230 - Method of spatial and snr fine granular scalable video encoding and transmission: The invention relates to a method of coding video data available in the form of a first input stream of video frames, and to a corresponding coding device. This method, implemented for instance in three successives stages (101, 102, 103), comprises the steps of (a) encoding said first input stream... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090022231 - Communication apparatus: A communication apparatus associated with a system that uses two or more discontinuous frequency bands. The communication apparatus includes a BPF (band pass filter) including a plurality of BPFs associated with signals having respective frequency bands; a controller that controls each unit to transmit/receive the signals having the respective frequency... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090022235 - Control channel format indicator frequency mapping: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate selecting frequency for transmitting control channel format indicator (CCFI) data such to identify a related cell. In one example, the CCFI data can be transmitted in an initial portion of frequency (such as an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol) in a time... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090022238 - Mb-ofdm system and method for frame boundary detection: A method of detecting a frame boundary for a multi-band orthogonal frequency division multiplexing mode is comprised of: calculating an autocorrelation value of a reception signal; estimating an error of the autocorrelation value; and detecting a frame boundary with reference to the error, a sign of the autocorrelation value, and... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20090022236 - Method and apparatus for estimating sampling frequency offset, and sampling timing recovery loop including the apparatus: An apparatus for estimating a sampling frequency offset includes a waveform characteristic extraction unit, a variation quantity calculation unit, and a SFO (sampling frequency offset) estimator. The waveform characteristic extraction unit extracts a waveform characteristic of a training sequence period in one frame period of a sample data signal and... Agent: Volentine & Whitt Pllc
20090022233 - Radio receiving apparatus and radio receiving method: A radio receiving apparatus wherein the interference can be minimized and the power and bands can be effectively used in the process of receiving a signal comprising a combination of an impulse signal and an OFDM signal. In this apparatus, a transmission path equalizing part (205) performs a transmission path... Agent: Dickinson Wright Pllc James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090022232 - Radio transmitter apparatus and radio receiver apparatus: A radio receiver apparatus and a radio transmitter apparatus wherein the energy loss caused by addition of GI is suppressed, while the reception quality is improved. A signal having been subjected to an IFFT process is repetitively transmitted N times with a length of one OFDM symbol interval. At a... Agent: Dickinson Wright Pllc James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090022234 - Resource management in a wireless communication network: A method of transmitting more than one signal in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises allocating multiple symbols to a first signal constellation and a second signal constellation, wherein the first signal constellation refers to base layer signals and the second signal constellation refers to enhancement layer... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090022237 - Symbol interleaving and channel mapping device and method and mobile communication system: The present invention discloses a symbol interleaving and channel mapping device and method as well as a mobile communication system. The symbol interleaving and channel mapping device is used in a transmitter of a mobile communication system, said transmitter receiving the channel state information fed back from a receiver of... Agent: Myers Wolin, Llc
20090022239 - Radio transmitter, radio receiver and symbol arranging method: A symbol arranging method by which a processing load due to channel estimation for MIMO channels can be reduced. In the methods a symbol is arranged for a transmission frame format having a pilot area and a data area. The pilot symbol is arranged in the pilot area. An ICE... Agent: Dickinson Wright Pllc James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090022240 - Low power distributed transmitter: A low power distributed transmitter includes a signal generator, signal partitioning module, signal processing module, a plurality of amplifiers, and a transmitting module. The signal generator is operably coupled to generate a signal to represent base-band data in accordance with a particular transmission protocol. The signal partitioning module is operably... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090022241 - Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method: A wireless communication apparatus capable of suppressing the reduction in the error correction ability in the wireless communication apparatus at the receiving end even when the propagation path environment is bad and hence the reception quality of received signals is low. This apparatus comprises a turbo encoding part (111) for... Agent: Dickinson Wright Pllc James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090022242 - Systems and methods for increased data rate modes using multiple encoders/decoders: Systems and methods for providing for increased data rate modes using multiple encoders and decoders, comprising a transmitter comprising multiple encoders, wherein at least one of the encoders has a different error protection strength than at least one other of the encoders. Some embodiments comprise multiple encoders, wherein a symbol... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090022243 - Method for data transmission, transmitter station and communication system: The present invention is related to a method for data transmission between a transmitter station and a receiver station of a communication system, especially a wireless communication system, employing a transmission scheme based on the principle of receiver orientation, wherein for the generation of low energy transmit signals within the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090022244 - Information processing apparatus and process execution method: An information processing apparatus is provided that executes a process sequence stored in a sequence table, based on a sequence code created for each process in the process sequence. The sequence code includes a process type that specifies a sequence table, a control target that specifies a control target, and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090022246 - Communication device, multi-band receiver, and receiver: In a direct-conversion type orthogonal demodulator used in a multi-band receiver, influence to signal-receiving characteristics of the receiver, caused by DC offset drift produced when a band is switched to another, is reduced. In a multi-band receiver including a plurality of orthogonal demodulators each carrying out orthogonal demodulation for each... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090022245 - Low latency analog qam coherent demodulation algorithm: A digital demodulation method for a quadrature amplitude modulated signal uses a phase locked loop to generate a local carrier signal. The phase locked loop uses a feedback signal derived from one or more demodulated signals of interest. The loop has a filter characteristic with a stop band within the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090022247 - Method of controlling and apparatus of receiving mobile service data: A data transmission system for minimizing the number of errors during Tx/Rx times of mobile service data under mobile environments, and a data processing method for the same are disclosed. The system additionally codes the mobile service data, and transmits the resultant coded mobile service data. As a result, the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090022249 - Digital broadcast receiving device: A receiving apparatus includes a demodulation means for demodulating a transmission signal to output a demodulation output having a predetermined number of bits; a reliability calculation means for calculating reliability of the transmission signal to output reliability information; a conversion processing means for reducing the number of bits of the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090022248 - Method for demodulating the signal of multiple-position frequency manipulation with equidistant frequency spreading, demodulator for this signal, and computer-readable medium: This invention relates to signal transmitting engineering. The use of the inventive method demodulation of a signal of multiple position frequency manipulation with equidistant frequency spreading allows to reduce the threshold of demodulation and to ensure a quality of demodulation, which is at least identical to that of a quasi-optimal... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090022250 - Conditionally input saturated viterbi detector: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for decoding encoded information. For example, a decoder including a branch metric calculator that conditionally calculates a branch metric based on either an actual input or a saturated input. Such a branch metric calculator is operable to receive an actual... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha
20090022251 - Maximum likelihood detection apparatus and method in a wireless communication system: A Maximum Likelihood (ML) detection apparatus and method in a wireless communication system are provided, in which a Euclidean distance are calculated using at least one of channel matrix information, noise power information and modulation order information of each stream, Pairwise Error Rate (PER) are calculated using the Euclidean distance,... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.c.
20090022252 - Channel response calculation in an ofdm receiver: An efficient algorithm is described for use with OFDM receivers that characterizes the impulse response of a communication channel using frequency domain techniques that reduce computational and memory requirements, relative to time-domain cross-correlation methods, without sacrificing algorithm performance. An FFT engine is used to transform a time domain input sequence,... Agent: Entropic Communications, Inc.
20090022253 - Input circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit comprising the input circuit: Provided are a channel estimation device and an equalization device capable of achieving high channel estimation accuracy with less amount of calculation processing. The equalization device includes: a channel estimation section including a ZF calculation/clipping processing section and correlation processing section; a weight calculation section; and an equalization filter. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090022254 - Physical carrier to interference-plus-noise ratio techniques for wideband wireless communication networks: Techniques are provided to compute the physical carrier to interference-plus-noise ratio (PCINR) in a wireless communication system. In one embodiment, the PCINR is computed from received signals in active subcarriers in a preamble of a wireless transmission frame. In another embodiment, the PCINR is computed from a block of contiguous... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, Llc
20090022255 - Communication system, real-time control device, and information processing system: In addition to fast on-off timing, instructive information on an output wave such as an amplitude or a slope is transmitted through a small number of signal lines. Output wave modifier information such as the amplitude or slope is transferred through serial communication 1, and an on-off timing signal is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090016410 - Generating a time deterministic, spectrally noncoherent signal: According to one embodiment, a system for generating a signal includes a monocycle generator, one or more temporal modulators, and a pulse shaper. The monocycle generator generates monocycles that form a signal comprising pulses, where a pulse corresponds to one or more monocycles. The temporal modulators provide instructions the monocycle... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20090016411 - Bandjamming multi-channel dsss transmitter and method therefor: A direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) transmitter (12) is configured to form “N” multiple excess-bandwidth channels (44) in an allocated bandwidth (54), where N is an integer. Each excess-bandwidth channel (44) includes a lower rolloff band (40), a minimum-bandwidth channel (38), and an upper rolloff band (42). The N excess-bandwidth... Agent: Meschkow & Gresham, P.L.C
20090016412 - Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method: A wireless communication apparatus performing a wireless communication by combining a multicarrier transmission system with a spread spectrum includes: a rearrangement control part that ranks each subcarrier in accordance with a magnitude of received power based on received power information indicating received power of each subcarrier received from a communicating... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090016413 - Pseudo random clock generator: A pseudo random clock generator includes a clock generator for generating a clock signal. A pseudo random code generator receives the clock signal and thereby generating a pseudo random code. A code limiter enables the value of the pseudo random code being unchanged for at least two periods of the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090016414 - Ultratight coupling prefilter detection block: An observation lock detector block receives I&Q correlations and generates error measurement vectors, each including phase, frequency, code, pseudorange, and covariance residual estimates, and generates validity indicator and confidence indicator vectors, one of which error measurement vectors is an output as a selected error measurement vector with a respective validity... Agent: Carole A. Mulchinski The Aerospace Corporation
20090016415 - Methods, computer program products and apparatus providing improved quantization: Thus, the exemplary embodiments of the invention describe methods, computer program products and apparatus that provide improved quantization, as may be useful within the context of a communication system (e.g., a wireless communication system) that has a relay node. In one non-limiting, exemplary embodiment, a method includes: receiving a transmission... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090016417 - Integrated circuit having a low efficiency antenna: An integrated circuit (IC) includes an RF transceiver, a die, a package substrate, an antenna element, and a transmission line circuit. The die supports the RF transceiver and the package substrate supports the die. The antenna element has a length less than approximately one-tenth of a wavelength or greater than... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090016416 - System and method for providing application, service, or data via a network appliance: A portable beacon for use in a local network having a network appliance and an end device includes a processor, persistent storage accessible to the processor, and an interface. The beacon registers with the appliance. Registration employs the beacon's hardware identification to identify the beacon uniquely. The beacon enables communication... Agent: Raman N. Dewan Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20090016418 - Wearable system for data transmission and reception and method of using the same: System having wearable components operable in mobile outdoor conditions and methods of using the same are presented. A system may include at least one speaker, a microphone, a first transceiver coupled to a first antenna, a second transceiver coupled to a second antenna, the first and second transceivers operating under... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090016419 - Bus modem for building and industrial electrical systems: A bus modem for building and industrial electrical systems comprises a module (100) which comprises a pair of input pins (1, 2) destined to be connected to the bus and a pair of output pins (9, 10) destined to be connected to the electrical circuit of a device to be... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090016420 - Apparatus and method for measuring carrier to interference and noise ratio: Provided are an apparatus and method for measuring a carrier-to-interference and noise ratio (CINR) using a pilot symbol in a digital communication system, and more particularly, to an apparatus and method for measuring a CINR by estimating a data signal, noise, and an interference signal from a pilot symbol in... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090016421 - Parameter control circuit: An interface circuit inputting and outputting data and a clock that have multiple speeds is provided with an equalizer capable of changing a circuit parameter, a frequency detection part detecting a clock frequency, and a parameter calculation control part calculating an appropriate circuit parameter according to the clock frequency and... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090016423 - Equalizer and a method for filtering a signal: An equalizer comprising memory for storing a set of filter tap coefficients for defining the filtering characteristics to be applied to an input signal; and means for updating the set of filter tap coefficients based on an error signal derived from a difference between a received signal and a filtered... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20090016422 - System for an adaptive floating tap decision feedback equalizer: A method for adaptive selection of floating taps in a decision feedback equalizer including the steps of (A) determining values for a predefined metric for tap positions within a range covered by a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) and (B) setting one or more floating taps of the DFE to tap... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation
20090016424 - Systems and methods for digital control utilizing oversampling: Methods and systems for digital control utilizing oversampling.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20090016425 - Adaptive compression of channel feedback based on second order channel statistics: A method of variable rate vector quantization reduces the amount of channel state feedback. Channel coefficients of a communication channel are determined and second order statistics (e.g., variances) of the channel taps are computed). Bit allocation for the channel taps are determined based on the coefficients statistics. The channel taps... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20090016427 - Decoding system: A moving image process adjusting part 103 is provided that obtains decoding information from a moving image decoding part 101 to adjust the process of a moving image processing part 102 in accordance with a decoded state. When the decoding process of next moving image data is completed in the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090016426 - Encoder, decoder, and their methods: An encoder generating a decoded signal with an improved quality by scalable encoding by canceling the characteristic inherent to the encoder and causing degradation of quality of the decoded signal. In the encoder, a first encoding section (102) encodes the input signal after down sampling, a first decoding section (103)... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090016431 - Maximizing power and spectral efficiencies for layered and conventional modulations: Methods and apparatuses for maximizing power and spectral efficiencies in a wireless communication system are disclosed. The invention is particularly useful for layered modulation applications because power levels for such applications are relatively high. A layered modulation signal comprises an upper and a lower layer signal that interfere with each... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090016428 - Method and apparatus for decoding of video signals having reduced memory and a novel method for output therefore: A method and apparatus for in mobile communication systems, wherein the display image size is less than that of in the home entertainment purpose, are provided. Instead of using the high definition video decoding from incoming bit stream to the memory and the display for any size video display, the... Agent: Frank F. Tian
20090016433 - Method and device for selecting a transcoding method among a set of transcoding methods: Selecting a method from a set of methods of transcoding digital video data, the data being transferable between at least two communication apparatuses via a communication network, including, for each transcoding method, obtaining a distortion value from a mathematical model for establishing the distortion taking into account the transcoding method,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090016430 - Software video encoder with gpu acceleration: Embodiments of a software video encoder with GPU acceleration include a software encoder that partitions video processing tasks and assigns them to both a graphics processing unit (GPU) and a central processing unit (CPU). The partitioning and assigning is configurable for operation in different modes. The modes include a mode... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090016432 - Systems for reducing adverse effects of deep fades in dtv signals designed for mobile reception: Digital television broadcasting signals employ parallel concatenated convolutional coding, commonly called “turbo coding”, to improve reception by receivers in motor vehicles. Turbo coded Reed-Solomon codewords are transversally disposed in the payload fields of encapsulating MPEG-2-compliant packets to improve the capability of the Reed-Solomon coding to overcome deep fades. Turbo codewords... Agent: Allen Leroy Limberg, Esq.
20090016429 - Video rendering apparatus and method and program: Apparatus includes unit storing CG data containing data about coordinate transformation, camera, geometry, light source, and texture, unit transforming coordinate system of CG data into camera-coordinate system, unit calculating intersections of object and ray vectors passing through sampled points, unit calculating 3D motion vectors, unit calculating color values at intersections,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090016434 - Device and method for scalably encoding and decoding an image data stream, a signal, computer program and an adaptation module for a corresponding image quality: A method is provided for encoding a sequence of images generating a data stream in the form of a structure of embedded data layers of n successive levels each of which corresponds to the predetermined resolution of said images. Said method comprises an encoding stage, which encodes at least one... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090016435 - Replacement of frame data in a video stream signal: An apparatus processes a video stream signal. The video stream signal represents a succession of frames, comprising a plurality of dependent frames that each provide for prediction of visual content using selectable ones of a preceding and following anchor frame that precede and follow the plurality of frames respectively. When... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department
20090016436 - Method for image prediction of multi-view video codec and computer-readable recording medium thereof: In a method for image prediction of a multi-view video codec, a disparity vector value of a current macroblock is obtained and a corresponding macroblock is searched through the obtained disparity vector value. An intra prediction coding direction value of the searched macroblock is determined as an intra prediction coding... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20090016437 - Information processing apparatus: During re-encoding, the picture type before frame-by-frame decoding and the picture type during re-encoding are matched thus enhancing an image quality during the re-encoding operation. Further, by making variable the data volumes that need to be matched between picture information before decoding and picture information during re-encoding, it is possible... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090016438 - Method and apparatus for a motion compensation instruction generator: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for an instruction generator that utilizes two or more parameters comprising one or more prediction mode parameters and one or more motion vector parameters to generate one or more motion compensation instructions for a prediction block in a macroblock.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20090016440 - Position coding for context-based adaptive variable length coding: Particular embodiments include a method, an apparatus, and logic embodied in tangible computer-readable medium that when executed carries out a method of encoding an ordered sequence of quantized transform coefficients of a block of image data. One embodiment is a context adaptive variable length coding method that includes position coding... Agent: Dov Rosenfeld
20090016441 - Coding method and corresponding coded signal: The invention relates to a coding method applied to digital video data available in the form of a video stream consisting of consecutive frames. These frames, divided into macroblocks, include at least I-frames, independently coded, or P-frames, temporally disposed between said I-frames and predicted from at least a previous I-... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090016442 - Deblocking digital images: Techniques for deblocking digital images or frames are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a blurring process is configured to modify pixels on the blocking boundaries based on surrounding pixels in a region that is adaptively calculated. The deblocking process is particularly useful in compression standards that... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20090016443 - Inter mode determination method for video encoding: The present invention relates to a method for a video encoder to determine an inter mode. The video encoder selects first search modes by using optimized inter mode information of a correlation macroblock having the same position as a current macroblock in a previous frame, in order to determine the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090016444 - Method and apparatus for masking of video artifacts and/or insertion of film grain in a video decoder: A video decoder comprising a first comfort noise addition block and a second comfort noise addition block. The first comfort noise addition block may be configured to (i) add comfort noise to luminance data and (ii) adjust a distribution of the comfort noise added to the luminance data. The second... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation
20090016445 - Early rendering for fast channel switching: The disclosure relates to techniques for switching between channels of digital multimedia content. In particular, a decoding device decodes and renders to a display at least one frame of a segment of data prior to receiving the entire segment. In certain aspects, the decoding device may render one of the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090016446 - Method and apparatus for signaling and decoding avs1-p2 bitstreams of different versions: Aspects of a method and system for signaling and decoding AVS1-P2 bitstreams of different versions are provided. A sequence user data indicating decoding version information such as a decoding version identifier, for example, may inserted into an AVS1-P2 bitstream. The decoding version information may be, for example, AVS1-P2 Rm52j_r1 or... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090016447 - Method and apparatus for packet loss detection and virtual packet generation at svc decoders: Packetized video data with a base-layer and at least one enhancement-layer organized in a GOP structure may contain packet loss errors. A method for detecting such errors comprises the steps of reading header information relating to a layer, generating a scheme or selecting a predefined scheme according to said header... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090016448 - Information reproducing apparatus, and buffer control method and program: A picture start code detecting section 131 detects the input timing of the leading data of a picture from TS packets inputted to a buffer 11. A counter 132 outputs a timing signal at the time when the leading data of the picture has been inputted 30 times, thereby detecting... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090016450 - In-loop deblocking-filtering method and apparatus applied to video codec: An in-loop deblocking-filtering method applied to a video CODEC is provided. The method includes steps of: receiving a macroblock of pixel values outputted from a motion-compensating unit; dividing the macroblock of pixel values into a plurality of block of pixel values, and executing a data-transpose procedure to the plurality of... Agent: Wpat, PC
20090016449 - Providing placement information to a user of a video stream of content to be overlaid: Providing placement information for content to be overlaid on a video stream. A video stream is received which comprises subject matter. A value corresponding to the subject matter in the video stream is received. The value is coupled with the video stream such that the value can be utilized to... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090016452 - Blocking for combinatorial coding/decoding for electrical computers and digital data processing systems: Embodiments described herein may include example embodiments of a method, article and apparatus for compressing data utilizing combinatorial coding which may be used for communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system, and/or for communication... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090016453 - Combinatorial coding/decoding for electrical computers and digital data processing systems: Embodiments described herein may include example embodiments of a method, article and apparatus for compressing data utilizing combinatorial coding which may be used for communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system, and/or for communication... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090016457 - Apparatus and method for generating effective signal to noise ratio (snr) per stream in multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) wireless communication system: A multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communication system includes a first calculator for calculating pairwise error rates (PERs) for each modulation scheme combination which comprise elements smaller than or equal to receive antennas in number; a second calculator for calculating symbol error rates (SERs) for the each modulation scheme combination using... Agent: Docket Clerk
20090016456 - Method and apparatus for reuse of wan infrastructure resources in a wireless peer-to-peer (p2p) network: To make efficient use of a frequency spectrum, a peer-to-peer network shares a wide area network (WAN) frequency spectrum as well as a time-frequency structure of the WAN, where the time-frequency structure includes a set of tones and symbols. A first wireless terminal monitors the time-frequency structure of the WAN... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090016455 - Robust channel estimation for wireless systems: The present invention relates to a method, apparatus, and computer program product, wherein frequency co-variances or correlations of a measured power delay profile or frequency correlation function are estimated at two different non-zero sub-carrier lags of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing channel. A ratio of squared magnitudes of the two... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090016454 - Time de-interleaver implementation using an embedded dram in a tds-ofdm rec: A receiver having a de-interleaver with a processor for processing interleaved data; and a built-in eDRAM coupled to the processor for processing the interleaved data is provided.... Agent: Frank F. Tian
20090016458 - Transferring docsis frames using a label switching network: In one embodiment, label distribution sessions are established between a Modular Cable Modem Termination System (M-CMTS) core and one or more remote PHYs. The label distribution sessions facilitate association of labels with either Radio Frequency (RF) channels or groups of the RF channels that extend from the remote PHYs to... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090016459 - Using codewords in a wireless communication system: Systems, methodologies, and devices are described that can facilitate bandwidth efficient non-coherent signaling for uplink control channel transmissions. A communication device (e.g., a mobile device, base station) can be configured to utilize or generate a set of complex orthogonal codewords to facilitate transmission of control channel information using non-coherent signaling... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090016460 - Apparatus and method for beamforming with limited feedforward channel in multiple input multiple output wireless communication system: An apparatus and method are provided for beamforming in a MIMO wireless communication system. A base station includes a first calculator that repeatedly calculates downlink beamforming vectors of the user terminals to calculate the optimal beamforming vectors for the user terminals, a quantizer that quantizes the downlink beamforming vectors in... Agent: Docket Clerk
20090016461 - Base station and mimo-ofdm communication method thereof: When performing communication with a mobile station using MIMO-OFDM communication, a base station uses multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communication, which is multiple data stream transmission, to transmit data and pilot signals in a case where the communication environment of the mobile station is good, or uses single input multiple... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC
20090016462 - Field bus application comprising several field devices: In a fieldbus application with multiple field devices, in addition to a fieldbus serving as a wire-based communication network (CN1), a radio communication network (CN2) is provided, which enables a data communication between the individual field devices (F1, F2, F3, WAP) independent of the wire-based communication network (CN1).... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090016463 - Method for transmitting channel state information in multiple antenna system: There is provided a method for transmitting channel state information in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving a pilot signal, obtaining an estimated channel using the pilot signal, obtaining a plurality of bases representing the estimated channel, wherein a basis comprises a plurality of vectors and transmitting a... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090016464 - Method of and generator for generating preamble sequences in communication systems: A method forms a preamble sequence in a wireless communication system. The method comprises determining a value K related to a time-domain characteristic of the wireless communication system so that a time-domain preamble sequence includes a number of K waveforms similar in shape to one another having a linear phase... Agent: Akin Gump LLP - Silicon Valley
20090016465 - Interference suppression method and apparatus: A composite baseband signal includes a desired signal component modulated according to a first modulation scheme and an interfering signal component modulated according to a second modulation scheme. Information is recovered from the composite signal by applying a phase rotation associated with the second modulation scheme to the composite signal... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20090016466 - Complex digital phase locked loop for use in a demodulator and method of optimal coefficient selection: A complex digital phase locked loop for use in a digital demodulator includes a phase detector for producing a phase error indicative of a difference in phase between a complex digital input signal and a complex digital feedback signal. The phase error is input to a controller, which multiplies the... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090016468 - Method for error compensation in an ofdm system with diversity: A method provides for an improved compensation Fourier channel characteristics in a wireless communication embodiment. The method identifies one or more information carriers as pseudo pilot tones whose information may be realized to enhance the determination of the complex coefficient of the communication channel.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090016467 - Noncoherent symbol clock recovery subsystem: A symbol clock recovery subsystem uses a tap delay line having a set of delays, uses a clock bank of samplers providing time-staggered sampled noncoherently received signals, and uses a set of mean magnitude generators, in channelized form, for providing a set of mean magnitudes to a maximum selector for... Agent: Carole A. Mulchinski, M1/040 The Aerospace Corporation
20090016469 - Robust joint erasure marking and list viterbi algorithm decoder: Joint erasure marking and list Viterbi algorithm (JELVA), decoder schemes, methods, and systems are provided which perform robust trellis decoder techniques and do not require an estimate of the impulsive noise distribution. Joint Erasure marking and Viterbi Algorithm (JEVA) is integrated with the list Viterbi algorithm (LVA) to form two-dimensional... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090016470 - Targeted maximum likelihood estimation: A method for obtaining an estimator for a distribution pertaining to a dataset is provided. In an illustrative embodiment, the method includes obtaining a dataset; determining a question pertaining to the data; determining an initial estimator descriptive of a distribution of the data; and selectively modifying the initial estimator based... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20090016471 - Impulse noise detection and mitigation in receivers: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for detecting and mitigating noise, such as impulse noise. In one aspect, there is provided a noise suppressor to determine a predicted value for a sample in a bit stream, the predicted value determined without regard to an average of the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Amd
20090016472 - Method and apparatus for signal quality estimation: A receiver (13) of user equipment, UE, (10) of a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, UMTS, network receives a digitally encoded radio signal over a downlink (11) from a base station (12). A Digital Signal Processor, DSP, (14) of the UE (10) estimates BER of data bits of power control commands... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department
20090016473 - Received signal quality determination: A method of generating a received signal quality signal in a communication system, the method comprising: receiving a signal from a physical channel, extracting a transport channel format combination indicator from the received signal, processing one or more transport channel signals, contained in the received signal, in accordance with the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090016475 - Step time change compensation in an industrial automation network: One or more embodiments provide Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) based time synchronization systems and methods. The CIP Sync solution can be part of Ethernet/IP and can be based on standard UDP (User Datagram Protocol) and/or IEEE 1588 (Time Synchronization) Ethernet technology. According to an embodiment is a system that compensates... Agent: Amin Turocy & Calvin, LLP Attention: Heather Holmes
20090016476 - Method for shifting a phase of a clock signal and memory chip using the same: A memory chip includes a receiver, a clock phase shifter, an error detector, and a controller. The receiver receives a test signal having a plurality of random data bits. The clock phase shifter shifts the phase of a clock signal to one of first through nth phases (n is a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20090016477 - Signal timing phase selection and timing acquisition apparatus and techniques: Signal timing phase selection and timing acquisition apparatus and techniques are disclosed. A timing phase that is most closely aligned with a phase of information carried by a received signal is selected from a plurality of timing phases. The selected timing phase may be used, for example, as a reference... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090010308 - Power efficient software receiver for spread spectrum signals: The present invention relates to reception and processing of spread spectrum signals to produce position/time related data. A proposed receiver includes a radio signal processing unit, which is at least partly implemented in software running on a microprocessor. The processor is also adapted to effect at least one separate software-controlled... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20090010307 - Receiver, receiving method, program and information recording medium: When a receiver (200) receives a signal transmitted from a transmitter, an A/D converter (204) converts the signal into a digital signal having two or more levels by A/D conversion. A zero-level detector (207) converts the signal into a two-level digital signal of positive and negative levels. The converted signals... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
20090010310 - Adaptive radio transceiver: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention described and shown in the specification and drawings is a transceiver with a receiver, a transmitter, a local oscillator (LO) generator, a controller, and a self-testing unit. All of these components can be packaged for integration into a single IC including components such... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090010309 - Frequency-domain interlacing in a multi-carrier frequency-hopping radio: A ‘smart’ sub-channel hopping control mechanism executes one or more sub-channel selection discriminators to enable the communications controller of a spectral reuse transceiver to delineate on which of a plurality sub-channels the spectral reuse transceiver may transmit, so as to substantially improve FEC performance.... Agent: Feldmangale, P.A.
20090010311 - Antenna diversity: A communication device for receiving a signal in the form of a series of bursts, each burst being at one of a plurality of different available transmission modes, the communication device comprising: two antennas; a receiver unit coupled to the antennas for preferentially receiving signals from a selected one of... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090010312 - Method of performing cell search in wireless communication system: A method of performing cell search includes receiving a primary synchronization signal (PSS) comprising a primary synchronization code (PSC), acquiring an unique identity from the PSS, receiving a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) which is associated with a cell identity group, the SSS comprising two secondary synchronization codes (SSCs) and acquiring... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090010313 - Receiver and reception processing method: A receiver including: a delay profile generating unit to generate a delay profile from a received signal; combining unit operable to combine multiple received signals with different timings; a determining unit to determine whether or not the propagation environment of the received signals is multi-path, based on the delay profile;... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation
20090010314 - Cdma receiving device, and path searching method: Upon receiving an instruction to open a radio link, a path management unit (154) designates, for one radio link, a spreading code number for a common pilot channel and a spreading code number for an individual channel to a spreading code generator (153). The spreading code generator (153) generates spreading... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090010315 - Communication methods and apparatuses: Communication methods and apparatuses are provided.... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20090010316 - Reconfigurable mimo transceiver and method for use therewith: A wireless transceiver includes a plurality of antennas. A plurality of signal recovery circuits generate a selected number of received signals from a first subset of the plurality of antennas, based on a control signal. A receiver section recovers an inbound data stream from the selected number of received signals.... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090010317 - Nullification of transmitter noise at receive signal frequency: According to one exemplary embodiment, a transceiver for nullification of a noise component in a transmitter comprises a noise nullification module loading a selected node in the transmitter. The noise nullification module comprises a mixer that receives inputs from the selected node and a local oscillator, where the mixer is... Agent: Farjami & Farjami LLP
20090010318 - Modulation scheme for communication environments: According to an aspect of the present invention, a symbol corresponding to a combination may be determined from a symbol set comprising at least sixteen PAM symbols. A sample such as a pulse may be generated based on the symbol value and a train of such pulses may be transmitted... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090010319 - Method and apparatus for measurement report for the decision of transmission mode transition: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for measurement report for the decision of transmission mode transition that obtain a threshold value of reporting CQI_difference of all frequency sub-bands; measure a CQI value at each CQI reporting frequency sub-band of whole frequency band in each measure time interval; determine a CQI_difference... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090010320 - Fractional-rate decision feedback equalization useful in a data transmission system: Decision feedback equalization (DFE) circuits are disclosed for use with fractional-rate clocks of lesser frequency than the data signal. For example, a one-half-rate clocked DFE circuit utilizes two input data paths, which are respectively activated on rising and falling edges of an associated half-rate clock. Each of the input data... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090010321 - Method and device for processing a pulse train of a modulated signal, in particular an ultra wideband signal modulated by a digital pulse interval modulation: The pulse train of a signal is modulated by a DPIM modulation involving a discrete random time parameter. A first processing is performed on the signal to deliver a sampled signal. A second processing is performed on the sampled signal, comprising a correlation processing including at least one elementary correlation... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20090010324 - Decoding apparatus and decoding method with efficient response to channel switching: A broadcast signal receiving system includes a decoder. The decoder is provided with a first processing system and a second processing system. The first processing system is provided with a first demodulator and a first decoder. The second processing system is provided with a second demodulator and a second decoder.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20090010325 - Method of performing rate control for a compression system: A rate controller for allocating a bit budget for video frames to be encoded is disclosed. The rate controller of the present invention considers many different factors when determining the frame bit budget including: desired video quality, target bit rate, frame type (intra-frame or inter-frame), frame duration, intra-frame frequency, frame... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP
20090010323 - Methods and apparatuses for multi-view video coding: There are provided methods and apparatus for multi-view video coding. A video encoder includes an encoder for encoding a block in a picture by choosing between temporal prediction and cross-view prediction to enable a prediction for the block. The picture is one of a set of pictures corresponding to multi-view... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090010322 - Picture coding apparatus: The picture coding apparatus, which optimizes data amount of coded picture data without entailing an increase in circuit size and/or power consumption, includes: a picture input unit which obtains a moving picture signal Vin; a buffer; a lead detecting unit which detects a lead portion from the moving picture represented... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090010326 - Method and apparatus for parallel video decoding: A method and apparatus for parallel decoding of a video data stream in a video decoder. A first processor (CPU-1) performs entropy decoding, inverse quantization, inverse transformation, intra prediction, and modified motion compensation on the video data to produce an intermediate data stream. In parallel with CPU-1, the intermediate data... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090010327 - Video transcoding with suppression on drift errors: A bit rate transcoding method includes: (a) receiving a motion vector of a current macroblock (MB); (b) retrieving an error count of a referenced previous MB for setting it as the error count of the current MB; (c) calculating a weight value; (d) calculating a new quantization parameter, and multiplying... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090010328 - Pattern detection module, video encoding system and method for use therewith: A system for encoding a video stream into a processed video signal that includes at least one image, includes a pattern detection module for detecting a pattern of interest in the at least one image and identifying a region that contains the pattern of interest when the pattern of interest... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090010329 - Encoding device, encoding method, and computer program for encoding: A closed GOP is arranged at a plurality of positions in a video data string (31) so that the closed GOP (32) can be recorded at the head of the recording area of the second layer of the two-layer recording disc (17) during dubbing.... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090010330 - Method and apparatus for adaptive weight selection for motion compensated prediction: There are provided a method and apparatus for adaptive weight selection for motion compensated prediction. The apparatus includes an encoder for encoding a picture by deriving a set of weighting parameters, selecting at least one weighting parameter in the set based upon a selection criteria, and applying the selected at... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090010331 - Method and apparatus for decoding/encoding a video signal: A method of decoding a video signal is disclosed. The present invention includes decoding a bit stream of a first layer, obtaining a flag information indicating whether inter-layer prediction is carried out on a current block of a second layer, obtaining at least one offset information indicating a position difference... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090010332 - Method and apparatus for decoding/encoding a video signal: A method of decoding a current layer using inter-layer prediction is disclosed. The present invention includes obtaining a first flag information indicating whether a current block of the current layer is coded using the inter-layer prediction, obtaining a quality identification information identifying a quality of the current block, obtaining a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090010334 - Decoding device, decoding method, recording medium, and program: A slice decoder control circuit sequentially supplies the parameter of the picture layer and the write pointer of a first slice to a first slice decoder, the parameter of the picture layer and the write pointer of a second slice to a second slice decoder, and the parameter of the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090010333 - Method and apparatus for constrained prediction for reduced resolution update mode and complexity scalability in video encoders and decoders: There are provided methods and apparatus for constrained prediction for reduced resolution update mode and complexity scalability in video encoders and decoders. A scalable complexity video encoder includes an encoder for encoding a block in a particular picture in the video sequence by generating an intra mode prediction for the... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090010335 - Control of data processing: Data processing apparatus arranged to receive successive images from a video camera and to receive audio data from a microphone comprises means for detecting inter-image motion in the video images; means for detecting audio signals in the associated audio data satisfying one or more predetermined audio criterion; and activation means,... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20090010336 - Motion estimation optimizations for audio/video compression processes: Motion estimation (ME) optimizations are provided for video encoding and compression processes that efficiently share data processing between host and graphics processing models. The optimizations take into account block level dependencies introduced by a corresponding encoding model, such as dependencies introduced by H.264/AVC among adjacent blocks. Arithmetic intensity of the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090010337 - Picture decoding using same-picture reference for pixel reconstruction: Digitally encoded pictures may be decoded by padding all un-decoded pixels within a currently decoding picture with temporary pixel values to produce a padded picture and performing motion compensation using the padded picture as a reference picture.... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20090010338 - Picture encoding using same-picture reference for pixel reconstruction: Digital pictures may be encoded by padding all un-processed pixels within a currently processing picture with temporary pixel values; searching the picture for a matching section for use as a reference in pixel reconstruction of a section of the picture independent of whether the picture is intra-coded or inter-coded; and... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20090010339 - Image compensation circuit, method thereof, and lcd device using the same: Input image signals are spatially and temporally compensated. First, gray scales of a target pixel in a current frame and in a previous frame are compared to determine whether to spatially and temporally compensate the input image signals or not. Next, in accordance to weight parameters and gray scales of... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20090010340 - Method and apparatus for illumination compensation in multi-view video coding: Disclosed is a method of determining illumination compensation in a multi view video coding. The method includes determining when a current block performing illumination compensation is in a B skip mode and deriving a predicted illumination compensation value of the current block by using information regarding neighbor blocks of the... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20090010342 - Data transfer device and data transfer method: The present invention aims at providing an image data transfer device capable of transferring image data in real time with a simple comprisal. The device according to the present invention calculates both the number of lines of the image data to be transferred in one cycle and the volume of... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090010341 - Peak signal to noise ratio weighting module, video encoding system and method for use therewith: A peak signal to noise ratio weighting module can be uses in a video encoder for encoding a video stream into a processed video signal including, the video stream including at least one image, the video encoder generating a encoded image from the at least one image. The peak signal... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090010343 - Device for automatically determining pn code and related method: A determination method for determining a frame header mode of a DMB-TH system data structure and a determination apparatus thereof. The determination method comprises generating a signal when signal frequencies at a transmitting terminal and a receiving terminal are identical, providing a predetermined process to process the signal, such that... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy
20090010350 - Apparatus and method for detecting signal using multivariate polynomial in multiple input multiple output communication system: A signal detection apparatus and method in a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless communication system are provided. The apparatus includes a receiver for receiving training symbol vectors and a data signal vector from a transmitting end through a plurality of receive (Rx) antennas and a detector for expanding the... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090010349 - Apparatus and method for generating effective signal to noise ratio per stream in a multiple input multiple ouput wireless communication system: An apparatus and method for generating an effective Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) per stream in a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless communication system is disclosed. The apparatus includes a selector, a calculator, a generator, and a decider. The selector selects effective streams among whole streams. The calculator calculates... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090010352 - Cyclic redundancy in ofdm systems: Method, communication system, receiver, baseband processor and computer program for recovering data from a received OFDM-signal containing recurrent redundant information where part of the recurrent redundant information is used to maximize the SINR (Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio) of the received OFDM-signal.... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090010348 - Decoding apparatus and decoding method: Provided are a decoding apparatus, a decoding method and a receiving apparatus for decoding in a system supporting an OFDM/OFDMA scheme. The decoding method includes the steps of: receiving phase-modulated signal; performing subcarrier demodulation on the received signal and generating correlation metrics; generating decoding metrics using the correlation metrics; and... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090010344 - Method and system for managing communication in an ofdma system: The present invention provides methods and system for managing communication in an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) system. The method comprises setting at least a first segment as a high power segment for a plurality of base station in the OFDMA system. Further, communication is established between at least... Agent: GlobalIPServices, PLLC
20090010351 - Signaling method in an ofdm multiple access system: A method for reducing the peak-to-average ratio in an OFDM communication signal is provided. The method includes defining a constellation having a plurality of symbols, defining a symbol duration for the OFDM communication signal, and defining a plurality of time instants in the symbol duration. A plurality of tones are... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090010345 - Tds-ofdma communication closed-loop power control: In a TDS-OFDMA communications system, a frame structure comprising: a frame such that within a frame time, a transmitted signal comprising a preamble, a downlink sub-frame, and an uplink sub-frame; and interposed between OFDM symbols are guard intervals comprising known sequences being used for an estimation of a received power.... Agent: Frank F. Tian
20090010347 - Tds-ofdma communication open-loop power control: In a TDS-OFDM communications system, within a frame time, a transmitted signal comprising a preamble, a downlink sub-frame, and an uplink sub-frame. Within the downlink sub-frame, interposed between sub-frames are guard intervals comprising known sequences. The known sequences are used for an estimation of a received power. A method comprising... Agent: Frank F. Tian
20090010346 - Tds-ofdma communication system: In a TDS-OFDM communications system, a frame structure comprising: a frame such that within a frame time, a transmitted signal comprising a preamble, a downlink sub-frame, and an uplink sub-frame is provided.... Agent: Frank F. Tian
20090010356 - Array antenna arrangement: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, comprising at least one base station in a communication cell. The base station is equipped with at least one array antenna comprising at least two antenna ports which are coupled to respective at least two corresponding antenna Q elements, where at... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090010354 - Communication device and communication method: There is provided a communication device capable of transmitting a transfer rate request signal while reducing it and reducing the interference and power consumption when the transfer rate request signal is transmitted substantially without lowering the transmission efficiency in the MIMO communication method. In this device, a modulation encoding unit... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090010353 - Multi-antenna communication method and multi-antenna communicaton apparatus: A multi-antenna communication method capable of improving the retransmission performance in a multi-antenna transmission. In this method, firstly, the reception quality of a substream to be retransmitted is acquired (Step 401). Then, it is determined for the substream whether any transmission antennas, which satisfy a target value related to the... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090010355 - Radio communication apparatus and radio communication method: There is provided with a radio communication apparatus for communicating with a receiver. A transmission rate control unit in the radio communication apparatus specifies a signal having small variation of a metric, which is an index for evaluating a channel of the signal, out of first to nth signals to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090010357 - Terminal apparatus, base station and communication method: There is provided with a terminal apparatus including: a block generation unit configured to generate a block that includes a plurality of symbols being temporally consecutive and one or more repetition symbols added to a head end of the symbols, the repetition symbols having same waveform as a partial waveform... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090010358 - Methods and apparatus to pre-compensate for i/q distortion in quadrature transmitters: Methods and apparatus to pre-compensate for in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) distortion in quadrature transmitters are disclosed. A disclosed example method comprises coupling a portion of an analog baseband in-phase signal to an analog baseband quadrature signal through an impedance, and selecting a resistance value for the impedance to pre-distort the analog baseband... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090010359 - Apparatus and method for interference cancellation in multi-antenna system: An apparatus and a method for interference cancellation in a transmitting end of a multi-antenna system are provided. A precode is generated which maximizes a diversity gain of one or more receive antennas using channel information of the receive antennas to be serviced. Transmit powers of the receive antennas are... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090010360 - Method and apparatus adapted to transmit data: The present invention relates to the field of data transmission. The invention has application to amplifiers, the transmission of data modulated signals, filters and/or matching circuits connected between an amplifier and a load, radio transmitters, the transmission of data modulated radio signals, filters and/or matching circuits used between a transmitter's... Agent: Winstead PC
20090010361 - Method and apparatus for locationing using the guard intervals of tds-ofdm digital television signals: A TDS-OFDM receiver for positioning using guard intervals comprising PN sequences is provided. The receiver comprises the step of calculating a transmission time of at least one PN among a plurality of PNs in a digital television (DTV) signal or information originating from a transmitter and transmitted to a mobile... Agent: Frank F. Tian
20090010362 - Coding and decoding packetized data: A method for coding a packet of information words into frames for transmission, includes receiving blocks of input data, including control words and the packet of information words. When the block consists exclusively of information words, a master transition having a first sense is scrambled and appended to the block... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20090010363 - Matched filter: Provided is a matched filter whose circuit scale can be made significantly smaller by reducing the number of multipliers for a despreading process and the number of adders for an accumulating process. For each in-phase/orthogonal component, the matched filter includes a dual-port RAM that separates written samples into 128 groups... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090010364 - Parameter estimation for adaptive antenna system: There is proposed a technique for determining parameters, especially channel estimation, in the receiver of a communication system utilizing adaptive antenna techniques. The technique uses information transmitted in the antenna signals and in the beam signals to determine the parameters.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090010365 - Repetition coding for a wireless system: A system and method are disclosed for transmitting data over a wireless channel. In some embodiments, transmitting data includes receiving convolutionally encoded data and enhancing the transmission of the data by further repetition encoding the data.... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090010366 - Method and device for suppressing narrowband interference: The method obtains an interference detection result by detecting sampled digital signals in real time in a transform domain, then maps the interference detection result into an interference suppression pulse function on the basis of a unit noise pulse function, and carries out interference suppression filtering in the transform domain... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
20090010367 - Multi-band single-carrier modulation: Multi-band single-carrier modulation. A novel approach is presented by which interference compensation may be performed for signals received by a piconet operable device. The piconet operable device may be implemented within a region that includes two or more SOPs (Simultaneously Operating Piconets). Estimation of the level and location of interference... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090010368 - Variable rate coding for forward link: A technique for encoding a signal used in a digital communication system in which individual traffic channel data rates may be adapted to specific channel conditions. In particular, a forward error correction coding rate is adapted for individual channels while at the same time maintaining a fixed block size independent... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc
20090010369 - User selection method and user selection device for multiuser mimo communication: The present invention aims to provide a user selection method which can provide a large, multiuser diversity effect with a small amount of calculation in multiuser MIMO systems, the method being a user selection method for multiuser MIMO communication, in which an orthogonal coefficient is calculated using a received SINR... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090010370 - Digital broadcast demodulator and digital broadcast demodulation method for suppressing degradation of reception characteristics: A digital broadcast demodulator receives a tuner signal output from a tuner and carries out demodulation processing on the tuner signal by using an internal clock signal that is synchronized with a reference signal. The digital broadcast demodulator has an internal clock-signal generator and an internal clock frequency controller. The... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090010371 - Serial data communication system and method: A serial data communication system (10) comprises—a local clock generation device (12) adapted for generating a clock signal (16) with a duty cycle depending on a control signal (18), and—a serial data communication control device (14) adapted for generating the control signal (18) depending on the receipt of a serial... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department
20090010372 - Modulation apparatus capable of correcting non-linearity of voltage controlled oscillator: A modulation apparatus 24 comprises a monitoring section 207 operable to monitor information about a control voltage applied to a VCO 201 as control voltage information, during any period, when a low-frequency signal having a frequency within a loop band of a PLL circuit is input at least before an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090003412 - Spread spectrum radar apparatus: To provide a spread spectrum radar apparatus which can lower the probability for misidentifying a presence of object. The spread spectrum radar apparatus includes: a pseudo-noise code for transmission generation unit which generates a pseudo-noise code for transmission; a spread spectrum modulation unit which performs spread spectrum modulation on a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090003413 - Real-time data transmission method using frequency hopping spread spectrum: The invention relates to a real-time data transmission method, and more particularly to a real-time data transmission method using a Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) in which a frequency channel, which causes no interference in real-time data transmission, is found to transmit data. In this method, when data is transmitted... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20090003414 - Unified mmse equalization and multi-user detection approach for use in a cdma system: A unified minimum mean square error (MMSE) equalization/multi-user detection (MUD) approach for demodulating direct sequence CDMA (DS-CDMA) signals is described. In at least one embodiment, the unified approach is capable of generating a variety of cost-effective receiver demodulation techniques that may range from, for example, a low cost linear MMSE... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP (marvell)
20090003416 - Apparatus and method for canceling interference in wireless communication system: An apparatus and a method for canceling interference using a space-frequency block coding in a multi-antenna system. The method includes confirming a code for coding to minimize a Pairwise Error Probability (PEP) of a transmit signal of which the PEP is maximized according to a time variation; and coding the... Agent: Docket Clerk
20090003415 - Rake receiver and de-spreading method thereof: The invention relates to a rake receiver and a method for de-spreading thereof. A plurality of noise branches is adopted for producing a plurality of noise components in the rake receiver. Next, a noise combining unit adjusts each noise component according to a plurality of noise weights, so as to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090003417 - Interface circuit for transmission of digital signals: The transmission branch of an interface circuit has a transformer. On the input side there are applied to the transformer, for example from a controller, high-frequency impulses. The output side of the transformer controls a switch, such as for example a power transistor, which modulates the desired digital signals onto... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090003418 - Systems, methods, devices and/or computer program products for providing communications deviod of cyclostationary features: A wireless communications system configured for Low Probability of Intercept (LPI), Low Probability of Detection (LPD) and/or Low Probability of Exploitation (LPE) communications may use waveforms substantially devoid of a cyclostationary signature to improve a LPI/LPD/LPE property. A set of M independent “seed” waveforms that satisfy a time-bandwidth constraint may... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090003419 - Transceiver for receiving and transmitting data over a network and method for testing the same: The present invention provides a transceiver for receiving and transmitting data over a network, and a method for testing the same. In particular, the present invention provides a physical layer transceiver having a built-in-self-test (BIST) device that allows for, among other things, pulse density/width variation and jitter control.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090003420 - Systems and methods for embedding a first signal in the coding of a second signal: A method for embedding a first signal in the coding of a second signal is described. A value of the first signal is determined. A codebook based on the value of the first signal is generated. A second signal is encoded using a codeword from the generated codebook. The encoded... Agent: Madson & Austin
20090003421 - Time-domain equalization for discrete multi-tone systems: A multiple carrier communication system includes a primary impulse shortening filter that receives an output signal of an analog to digital converter and accepts coefficients. A secondary impulse shortening filter receives the output signal of the analog to digital converter, outputs an output signal, and passes coefficients to the primary... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090003422 - Methods and systems for detecting repetitive synchronized signal events: Repetitive synchronized signal events may be detected in received raw signal data that contains a signal. The type of signal, element length (or minimum interval) and/or other characteristics of such repetitive synchronized signal events may also be optionally determined. The disclosed methods and systems may be implemented for processing signals... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP
20090003423 - Frequency offset estimation apparatus and method in wireless communication system: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for estimating a frequency offset in a wireless telecommunication system. The present invention does not estimate an initial frequency offset using a preamble which is the initial symbol of a frame upon estimation of the frequency offset in the wireless telecommunication... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090003424 - Ic testing methods and apparatus: A method is provided for testing an integrated circuit comprising multiple cores, with at least two cores having different associated first and second clock signals of different frequencies. A test signal is provided using a clocked scan chain clocked at a test frequency (TCK). A transition is provided in a... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department
20090003426 - Adaptive error counter for a wireless field device: A transmitting and receiving unit is provided for a field device for measuring a filling level or a pressure, which has an adaptive error counter. In this way, the sensitivity of the error detection may be adapted to individual needs or to the present length of the communications section. Thus,... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090003425 - Inter-carrier interference measurement in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing systems: A system for measuring inter-carrier interference (ICI) in an OFDM system includes a test symbol generator coupled to a transmitter of the OFDM system to generate an N*N orthogonal matrix having N*N test symbols, and to send the test symbols in a test symbol stream via the transmitter to a... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20090003427 - Bursty interference suppression for communications receivers: Techniques are provided for suppressing interference by taking into account the possible bursty nature of co-channel interference in a communication system. In an aspect, interference levels are separately computed for first and second data portions of a desired signal. The computed interference levels may be used to scale the corresponding... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090003428 - Method and apparatus for treating a signal: A method includes: delaying an excursion of at least one signal a first number of clock phases when the excursion departs from a value in a first direction; and delaying the excursion of the at least one signal a second number of the clock phases when the excursion departs toward... Agent: Law Office Of Donald D. Mondul C/o Intellevate
20090003429 - Apparatus and method for processing a bitstream: Method and apparatus for processing a first bitstream are provided. The apparatus comprises an extraction unit and a generation unit. The extraction unit extracts an NAL unit from the first bitstream. The generation unit, coupled to the extraction unit, receives the NAL unit to generate a second bitstream according to... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090003432 - Expedited splicing of video streams: In one embodiment, a method is described that includes receiving a conditioned bitstream that includes a digital insertion location and primary network packets that contain compressed video data. The digital insertion location includes replaceable network packets. The method also includes receiving a second bitstream that includes replacement compressed video data.... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20090003434 - Method and apparatus for composing scene using laser contents: A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving LASeR contents are provided, in which content including at least one of a scene element and a scene element set that includes the scene element is received, for use in scene composition, and a scene is composed by selecting at least one... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090003431 - Method for encoding video data in a scalable manner: m
20090003433 - Transcoder and transcoding method: A transcoder has been disclosed, which does not produce extra high frequency components or lower the compression rate even when the size of a decoded image is changed and the boundaries of macro blocks at the time of decoding and the boundaries of macro blocks at the time of re-encoding... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090003430 - Video coding using spatio-temporal texture synthesis: Systems and methods for video coding using spatio-temporal texture synthesis are described. In one aspect, a video data coding pipeline portion of the codec removes texture blocks from the video data to generate coded video data. The removed texture blocks are selected based on an objective determination that each of... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090003436 - Dynamically adapting media streams: Tools and techniques for dynamically transcoding media streams are described herein. These tools may provide machine-readable storage media that contain machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the machine, cause the machine to define initial transcoding schemes under which media streams are to be transcoded as they passes between endpoints. In... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090003438 - Fixed bit rate, intraframe compression and decompression of video: High quality intraframe-only compression of video can be achieved using rate distortion optimization and without resizing or bit depth modification. The compression process involves transforming portions of the image to generate frequency domain coefficients for each portion. A bit rate for each transformed portion using a plurality of scale factors... Agent: Peter J. Gordon, Patent Counsel Avid Technology, Inc.
20090003437 - Method, medium, and apparatus for encoding and/or decoding video: A method, medium, and apparatus for encoding and/or decoding video by generating a scalable bitstream supporting at least two bit-depths with forward compatibility, wherein the scalable bitstream comprises a base layer bitstream including a base quantization level and a base quantization parameter corresponding to a base bit-depth, and an enhancement... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090003439 - System and method for indicating temporal layer switching points: Disclosed are a system, apparatus, computer programs and methods for indicating proper temporal layer switching points for temporal scalable coding. Various embodiments provide an apparatus and method for properly indicating temporal layer switching points in a scalable video bit stream or in a scalable video file container. Using these indications,... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090003435 - Method, medium, and apparatus for encoding and/or decoding video data: A method, medium, and apparatus for encoding and/or decoding video by generating a scalable bitstream compatible with at least two video formats generating an enhancement layer identifier, generating a base layer bitstream by encoding a chrominance component of a low-frequency band and a luminance component that are included in video,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090003440 - Sub-band scanning techniques for entropy coding of sub-bands: This disclosure describes techniques useful in the encoding and/or decoding of video data of a video sequence. In general, this disclosure sets forth scanning techniques useful in the context of sub-band coding, which may improve the level of compression that can be achieved by entropy coding following sub-band coding. In... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090003441 - Image encoding device, image decoding device, image encoding method and image decoding method: An encoding device includes a color component separating unit for separating an input bit stream for the respective color components, a block dividing unit for dividing an input color component signal into blocks to generate a signal of an encoding unit area, a predicted image generating unit for generating a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090003442 - Informatoin processing apparatus, conversion circuit, and program: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first determination unit which determines whether or not a processing target frame is a frame of the predetermined type, a second determination unit which determines whether or not an interval between the frame and a frame of the predetermined type... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090003443 - Priority-based template matching intra prediction video and image coding: Template matching intra prediction based on a given priority is provided. Priority values of all, or a subset of the pixels on a border between a current block and a reconstructed area are calculated. A border pixel with the highest priority is used as the center of a template block.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090003445 - Method and apparatus for constructing reference picture lists for scalable video: In video coding, prediction of P- and B-frames is based on reference frames, which are indicated by reference picture lists. Scalable video coding (SVC) requires this for both, base-layer and enhancement-layer. The invention describes a decoding process for reference picture list construction for spatial enhancement layer. With just one flag... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090003444 - Method and apparatus for video enhancement by reorganizing group of pictures: A method and apparatus for video enhancement by selectively reorganizing a group of pictures (GOP). The method includes counting the number of error blocks of a current frame to be decoded from among a plurality of frames included in the GOP; determining whether to display the current frame and one... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090003446 - Computing collocated macroblock information for direct mode macroblocks: Video decoding innovations for multithreading implementations and graphics processor unit (“GPU”) implementations are described. For example, for multithreaded decoding, a decoder uses innovations in the areas of layered data structures, picture extent discovery, a picture command queue, and/or task scheduling for multithreading. Or, for a GPU implementation, a decoder uses... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20090003450 - Image decoder: The present invention provides an image decoder which decodes a stream encoded with standard resolution and transforms it into a high-definition image with a better image quality. An intra-field pixel interpolation module generates an interpolated pixel using pixels in a field. An inter-field pixel interpolation module generates an interpolated pixel... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090003448 - Image encoding device, image decoding device, image encoding method and image decoding method: An encoding device includes a color component separating unit for separating an input bit stream for the respective color components, a block dividing unit for dividing an input color component signal into blocks to generate a signal of an encoding unit area, a predicted image generating unit for generating a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090003449 - Image encoding device, image decoding device, image encoding method and image decoding method: An encoding device includes a color component separating unit for separating an input bit stream for the respective color components, a block dividing unit for dividing an input color component signal into blocks to generate a signal of an encoding unit area, a predicted image generating unit for generating a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090003447 - Innovations in video decoder implementations: Video decoding innovations for multithreading implementations and graphics processor unit (“GPU”) implementations are described. For example, for multithreaded decoding, a decoder uses innovations in the areas of layered data structures, picture extent discovery, a picture command queue, and/or task scheduling for multithreading. Or, for a GPU implementation, a decoder uses... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20090003451 - Shared pipeline architecture for motion vector prediction and residual decoding: A shared pipeline architecture is provided for H.264 motion vector prediction and residual decoding, and intra prediction for CABAC and CALVC entropy in Main Profile and High Profile for standard and high definition applications. All motion vector predictions and residual decoding of I-type, P-type, and B-type pictures are completed through... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP
20090003452 - Wyner-ziv successive refinement video compression: Improved methods, systems, and devices for Wyner-Ziv video compression are provided based on the disclosed successive resolution refinement techniques. The disclosed resolution refinement schemes improve rate-distortion performance, visual quality and decoding speed with lower complexity than conventional bitplane refinement methods. The disclosed details enable various refinements and modifications according to... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090003453 - Hierarchical packing of syntax elements: A method of operation within an integrated circuit device having a plurality of processing lanes. A first sub-stream of data, having a variable length, is generated in a first one of the processing lanes. A second sub-stream of data, also having a variable length, is generated in a second one... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20090003456 - Device and method for encoding/decoding video data: A video data encoding/decoding device and method are disclosed. The decoding device includes a syntax parsing unit, storing a plurality of element information, generated by syntax parsing of a bit stream using description information, in an element information storing unit; a connection controlling unit, successively selecting a plurality of functional... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090003455 - Method and apparatus for illumination compensation in multi-view video coding: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for illumination compensation in a multi view video coding. The method includes deriving a predicted illumination compensation value of the current block by using information on neighbor blocks of the current block when a current block performing illumination compensation is in a skip mode;... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20090003454 - Method and apparatus for real-time frame encoding: A device incorporates a software-based H.264 video encoder for providing compressed, or encoded, video data. The H.264 encoder incorporates a timer algorithm such that the time available to the H.264 encoder within the macroblock mode decision and motion estimation framework is constrained, or restricted. The particular amount of time available... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090003457 - Inverse tone mapping for bit-depth scalable image coding: A method performs inverse tone mapping of an image in a decoder. For each block of each color channel of the image the following steps are performed. A scaling factor is determined for a current block of the image by adding a predicted scaling factor for the current block to... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20090003458 - Video transcoding quality enhancement: System and methodologies are provided herein for reconstructing a video signal from multiple video streams. Various aspects described herein can utilize a least square estimate (LSE) algorithm to jointly decode multiple video bitstreams that are generated from a common original video sequence at different bit rates. As described herein, the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090003459 - 8vsb dtv signals with pccc and subsequent trellis coding: Data to be more robustly transmitted within 8VSB broadcast DTV signals are turbo coded using parallelly concatenated convolutional coding (PCCC) and incorporated within the segments of data fields, the bytes of which are convolutionally interleaved before trellis coding and 8VSB symbol mapping. Packing the PCCC into payload fields of MPEG-2-compatible... Agent: Allen Leroy Limberg, Esq.
20090003460 - Encoding apparatus and encoding method: To ease operations by a user carried out for compression-encoding video data and mitigate operational errors that might be caused upon the compression-encoding. In an encoding apparatus, an encode information input accepting section accept an input of first encode information used when video data is compression-encoded, a parameter setting section... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090003461 - Error concealing method and apparatus adaptive to characteristics of blocks adjacent to lost block: An error concealment method and apparatus that are adaptive to characteristics of blocks adjacent to a lost block, the adaptive error concealment method including: determining one or more thresholds for selecting an error concealment method, from a plurality of error concealment methods, based on one or more of characteristics of... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090003462 - Method and apparatus for data synchronization: In one embodiment of the invention, a memory receives unsynchronized data and a processor performs symbol interleaving at a synchronization point located after a beginning of a superframe.... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC
20090003464 - Differential transmission line connector: A differential transmission line connector with little unwanted radiation noise is provided. A connector connects a differential transmission pattern for multiple transmission of a group of three differential signals and a differential transmission cable. The differential transmission pattern is provided with three signal lines, and the differential transmission cable also... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090003463 - Output buffer circuit, signal transmission interface circuit and apparatus: An output buffer circuit which transmits a logic signal to a transmission line includes a transmission pre-emphasis output circuit and a transmission pre-emphasis amount determination circuit. The transmission pre-emphasis output circuit controls a pre-emphasis amount according to an output signal from the transmission pre-emphasis amount determination circuit. The transmission pre-emphasis... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090003474 - Constant modulus mimo precoding for constraining transmit antenna power for differential feedback: A method and apparatus for constraining power amplifier (PA) imbalance includes using a constant modulus (CM) criterion to ensure PA balance when using differential feedback.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc
20090003469 - Frequency offset correction when decoding a packet encoded in a frequency modulated signal: Frequency offset correction when decoding a packet encoded in a frequency modulated signal. Different symbols encoded in the packet may be corrected by different frequency offsets. In an embodiment, the frequency modulated signal is received on one of the signals of a multi-carrier signal (e.g., based on Orthogonal Frequency Domain... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090003472 - Method and apparatus for communicating with root-nyquist, self-transform pulse shapes: A communication system (20) comprises a transmitter (22) and a receiver (24). The transmitter (22) comprises a source of information symbols (30); a pulse shaping wave function generator (32); and a combiner (34) configured to express the information symbols received from the source as signals which are shaped in time... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090003476 - Method and apparatus for decoding using complex lattice reduction in a multiple antenna system: A method and apparatus for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) signal decoding using complex Lattice Reduction (LR) in a multiple antenna system is provided. The method provides MIMO signal decoding with increased operating speed using a transformation of reducing the lattice basis directly to a complex channel matrix that has a smaller... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090003478 - Method and apparatus for generating and receiving ofdm symbol: The present invention provides an OFDM symbol generating apparatus. The OFDM symbol generating apparatus generates a plurality of weight-applied symbol groups by applying a plurality of weights to a digital modulation symbol group, and generates a plurality of IFFT symbol groups by performing an IFFT operation on the plurality of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090003480 - Method and apparatus for multi-antenna transmitting based on spatial-frequency encoding: The present disclosure relates to communication technologies and discloses a method and apparatus for multi-antenna transmitting based on spatial-frequency encoding. The method includes: performing spatial-frequency encoding on input data and outputting encoded data; mapping the encoded data to the same sub-carrier of each antenna in an antenna group; adding a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090003473 - Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving common control channels in a mobile communication system: A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving a common control channel in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) mobile communication system. In the transmission apparatus, when a plurality of bursts are transmitted during a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) of the common control channel, an Inverse Fast Fourier Transform (IFFT)... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090003479 - Method and device for estimating channel of uplink signal in wireless communication system: Provided are a method and device for estimating a channel in a wireless communication system, and more particularly, a method of estimating a channel of an uplink signal in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)/orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) communication system supporting the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090003475 - Method and system for adaptation between different closed-loop, open-loop and hybrid techniques for multiple antenna systems: Aspects of a method and system for adaptation between different closed loop, open loop and hybrid techniques for multiple antenna systems may include a transmitting station that enables generation of a plurality of signals that are concurrently transmitted via a communication medium based on a selected one of: full feedback... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090003465 - Method of keying for broadcast using ofdm: A method of modulation, which is applied to a communication system transmitting data in one frequency band using at least two orthogonal subcarriers, is disclosed. The present invention includes the steps of adding information bits indicating an amplitude reference and a phase reference to an input bit sequence by a... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090003470 - Ofdm oob emission suppression at specific frequencies: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes an apparatus that includes a radio to provide wireless communications using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) signaling. A controller is used to determine location of un-modulated carriers in order to suppress out of band (OOB) emissions at a particular frequency.... Agent: RyderIPLaw C/o Intellevate, LLC
20090003471 - Ofdm signal acquisition: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a method defining order and means in which physical parameters of a received OFDM signal may be detected. A fractional frequency offset is determined for the OFDM signal and is used to determine a coarse location for received signal preamble. A symbol... Agent: RyderIPLaw C/o Intellevate, LLC
20090003467 - Power profile reshaping in orthoonal frequency division multiple access symbols: A method, information processing system, and base station for reshaping power profiles in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) symbols. The method includes monitoring a scheduler (116) at a base station (110) for a modulation and coding scheme selection. Determining that the scheduler (116) selected a modulation and coding scheme.... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090003477 - Radio communication base station apparatus and report channel signal transmission band setting method: Provided is a base station capable of effectively transmitting BCH data. The base station (100) includes: an encoding unit (101) for encoding the BCH data; a modulation unit (102) for modulating the BCH data after being encoded; a transmission band setting unit (103) for setting a BCH data transmission band... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090003466 - System and method for mapping symbols for mimo transmission: Methods and devices are provided for MIMO OFDM transmitter and receivers having odd and/even numbers of transmit antennas. Various methods for pre-coding information bits before space time coding (STC) are described for enabling transmission of information bits over all antennas. Methods of decoding received signals that have been pre-coded and... Agent: Smart & Biggar P.o. Box 2999, Station D
20090003468 - System and method to optimize multicarrier communication: A system and method for allocating transmitter power to subcarriers of a multicarrier signal is provided. First, the subcarriers are transmitted with an initial set of power levels and an initial set of constellation assignments. Next, quantized SNR metric values are measured at the receiver for each subcarrier. Following, the... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20090003481 - System, device and method: A system or device includes a consumer supplied via a supply line, electrical power and data being transmittable via the supply line, the power signal and the data signal being alternately transmittable.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090003482 - Broadband self adjusting quadrature signal generator and method thereof: Low noise phase quadrature signals are generated after receiving a clock signal and adjusting the clock signal in response to a feedback signal to generate a phase adjusted clock signal. The clock signal and the phase adjusted clock signal are exclusive-ored to generate a frequency doubled signal. An in-phase local... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090003483 - Detector and method for estimating data probability in a multi-channel receiver: A detector and method for estimating channel data probability in a multi-user or multiple-input multiple-output communication system includes summing conditional bit probabilities conditioned on hypothetical channel data patterns over stochastically selected hypothetical channel data patterns. Various detailed hardware structures and circuits are also described.... Agent: Dr. William T. Ralston
20090003484 - Device and method for communication using hybrid modulation: A method and system for modulating a signal includes providing a carrier including periodic waves, peaks of the periodic waves defining a carrier shape of the carrier; changing a plurality of the periodic waves so that peaks of the changed waves form a shaped signal having a signal shape which... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center
20090003486 - Apparatus and method for mapping symbols to resources in a mobile communication system: A method and apparatus for mapping coded data symbols to resources in a mobile communication system. An S/P converter converts a serial signal including user data or control information into a plurality of parallel signals. A DFT unit performs Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) on the parallel signals output from the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090003485 - Mimo transmitting apparatus and mimo transmitting method: A MIMO transmitting apparatus wherein a low power consumption and a high performance can be achieved by taking the influence of variation in communication distance into account. In this apparatus, a low power consumption design part (701) selectively decides, based on the distance from the other end of communication, whether... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090003487 - Reducing amplitude modulated noise for a wireless transceiver: Mechanisms for reducing amplitude-modulated noise in a wireless transceiver are generally described. In one example, an apparatus includes a radio-frequency identification (RFID) transceiver, a digital-analog converter (DAC) coupled with the transceiver, a reconstruction filter coupled with the digital-analog converter, and hold logic associated with the reconstruction filter to enable the... Agent: Cool Patent, P.C. C/o Intellevate
20090003488 - Transmitter and receiver: There is provided with a transmitter including: a modulator configured to modulate a data bit sequence by alternately using first and second signal point sets to generate a data symbol sequence; a data block generator configured to generate data blocks each including a plurality of data symbols, an addition unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090003489 - Clustered ofdm with channel estimation: An improved OFDM receiver is realized by employing a simplified delay function for the transmissions channel. The simplified delay function yields a simplified frequency-domain correlation that is applied to develop an Eigen matrix U that is used in developing estimates of the channels. Those channel estimates are used in the... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090003490 - Method and system for tracking and determining a location of a wireless transmission: An apparatus for detecting and timing a transmitting device is disclosed. The device includes a receiving system receiving a signal containing at least a preamble code of a known length and at least one pulse within a receive window after the preamble code, a circuit receiving the at least one... Agent: Carl A. Giordano, Esq. Law Office Of Carl Giordano
20090003491 - System and method for dc offset compensation and bit synchronization: A system and method for compensating for DC offset and/or clock drift on a wireless-enabled device is described. One embodiment includes a radio module, an A/D converter connected to the radio module, a DC tracking loop connected to the A/D converter, and a multi-hypothesis bit synchronizer.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090003492 - High data rate demodulation system: The demodulation process of a wireless data transmission system using multi-level symbols makes use of templates corresponding to each of the possible symbol transitions, so that knowledge of previously decoded symbols can be use to decode the next one. The weighting and/or timing of individual samples of each symbol is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090003493 - Correcting for carrier frequency offset in multi-carrier communication systems: A multi-carrier (MC) receiver receives a multi-carrier signal containing data symbols as well as pilot symbols. The MC receiver estimates a carrier frequency offset in a downconverted base-band multi-carrier signal in the frequency domain based on deviations of one or more characteristics of the pilot signals from predetermined values, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090003494 - Radio communication system and apparatus: A radio communication system for transmitting a radio signal with a transmission format in which a channel response calculation preamble signal serving as a reference upon reception is inserted is disclosed. The output frequency of channel response calculation preamble signals is varied in accordance with a temporal change in radio... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090003495 - Enhanced pilot signal receiver: Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment, a method of adjusting for digital automatic gain control (DAGC) quantization error in a mobile station is as follows. A first DAGC value is stored before reception of one or more enhanced pilot signals. A second DAGC value is computed during reception of the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090003497 - Digital signal processing device, digital signal processing method, and digital signal processing program: The present invention provides a digital signal processing device that considerably reduces a return noise generated in a processing result signal in specific signal processing without wastefully increasing the processing load. There is provided a digital signal processing device that executes specific signal processing under which a return noise is... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090003496 - Reception apparatus: A reception apparatus is provided with a semiconductor integrated circuit device and a UHF-fixed band-pass filter provided in a stage preceding the semiconductor integrated circuit device. The semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a frequency converter, a to-be-frequency-converted-signal transmission line through which a to-be-frequency-converted signal is fed to the frequency converter,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090003499 - Method and apparatus for de-mapping symbol in multi-input multi-output communication system: A method and an apparatus for de-mapping symbols in a Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) system are provided. In the present invention, an estimated channel effect and a plurality of received data symbols are used to estimate a plurality of transmitted data symbols. A plurality of constellation points around an estimated value... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090003498 - System and method for receiving and combining multiple antenna signals: A receiver system and method of receiving signals is provided. The receiver system includes a plurality of antennas that receive signals and are proximate to one another, a plurality of tuners, a signal combiner, and a symbol timing combiner. The plurality of tuners are in communication with the plurality of... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090003500 - Circuit for outputting data of semiconductor memory apparatus: A data output circuit of a semiconductor memory apparatus can include a clock synchronization unit (which is driven by a power supply voltage) that can be configured to receive data and output first synchronization data and second synchronization data in synchronization with a clock; a voltage converting unit that can... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090003505 - Apparatus and method for processing oscillation signals in wireless communication system based tdd: The present invention is an oscillating apparatus and a method for Time Division Duplex (TDD) in a wireless communication system. In a Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) synthesizer applied to the wireless communication system, an oscillation signal generating from a PLL circuit is output by way of an isolation unit in which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090003502 - Bit pattern synchronization in acquired waveforms: A waveform processing system performs operations that may include identifying a location of a specified bit pattern within a coherently sampled repeating pattern input signal. In some examples, multiple periods of a repeating pattern signal are acquired using coherent sampling techniques such as, for example, coherent interleaved sampling (CIS). In... Agent: Lecroy Corporation
20090003503 - Frequency detector for vco band selection: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes an apparatus including a multi-band voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), a phase lock loop (PLL) reference clock to track a specific time frame, and an auto band selector (ABS) to count number of VCO output clock periods that occur during the specific time... Agent: RyderIPLaw C/o Intellevate, LLC
20090003504 - Method for frequency compensation in timing recovery: A method of digitally controlling a timing recovery loop to control jitter and reduce word-length in a recovered clock is provided. A timing error detector provides an output identifying the error sign. First and second randomizing digital attenuators provide first and second estimates of the phase error in a timing... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20090003501 - Offset error mitigation in a phase-locked loop circuit with a digital loop filter: A phase-locked loop circuit comprises an analog section, a digital section and a digital offset mitigation circuit. The analog section is subject to offset error and comprises an analog phase comparator and an analog-to-digital converter. The digital section comprises a digital loop filter and a digitally-controlled frequency-generating circuit. The digital... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.Previous industry: Thermal measuring and testing
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