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Gainey; Kenneth M.
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Satellite Beach, FL
No. of patents:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D532780 Wireless repeater housing November 28, 2006
8285201 Wideband echo cancellation in a repeater October 9, 2012
A wireless repeater having a receiving antenna for receiving an input signal and a transmitting antenna for transmitting an amplified signal includes first and second front-end circuits and a repeater baseband block coupled between the first and second front-end circuits. The repeate
8122134 Reducing loop effects in a wireless local area network repeater February 21, 2012
A method and apparatus are provided for operating a frequency translating repeater in a wireless local are network (WLAN) having one or more repeaters (200, 204), a network protocol for communicating between one or more base units (100) and one or more client units (104, 105). A first
8121535 Configuration of a repeater February 21, 2012
Methods and systems are provided to configure a frequency repeater. The frequency repeater is configured with an identity of a service provider and receives a message that defines a set of frequencies to be repeated, the frequencies are associated with a service provider that matches the
8116239 Use of a filterbank in an adaptive on-channel repeater utilizing adaptive antenna arrays February 14, 2012
A repeater environment is provided operative to deploy a feedback cancellation loop that is adaptively coupled with an antenna array such that a selected metric can be derived by deploying a selected filter bank operative to process the signal on a bin by bin basis and the derived me
8095067 Frequency translating repeater with low cost high performance local oscillator architecture January 10, 2012
A frequency translating repeater (120) for use in a time division duplex (TDD) radio protocol communications system includes local oscillator (LO) circuits (210, 310, and 410) to facilitate repeating by providing isolation, reduced phase noise, reduced pulling, and the like. Tunable
8089913 Physical layer repeater with selective use of higher layer functions based on network operating January 3, 2012
A physical layer frequency translating repeater for use in a wireless network can include a baseband section with demodulator, a processor and a memory. A portion of a packet for repeating can be processed during a physical layer repeating operation and a higher layer function performed
8078100 Physical layer repeater with discrete time filter for all-digital detection and delay generation December 13, 2011
A discrete time bandpass filter element (103) having multiple stages (201, 202, 203, 204, 205) for use in a time division duplex radio protocol communications system including an automatic gain control. Discrete time bandpass filter is used to generate delay and can replace SAW filte
8060009 Wireless local area network repeater with automatic gain control for extending network coverage November 15, 2011
A frequency translating repeater (200) for use in a time division duplex radio protocol communications system includes an automatic gain control feature. Specifically, a received signal (330) is split to provide signal detection paths (331, 332) wherein detection is performed by amplifie
8059727 Physical layer repeater configuration for increasing MIMO performance November 15, 2011
A wireless network includes at least one Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless network station and two or more physical layer repeaters. Each of the physical layer repeaters is for receiving a wireless signal to or from the at least one MIMO wireless network station and re-t
8027642 Transmission canceller for wireless local area network September 27, 2011
A frequency translating repeater (200) for use in a wireless local area network includes a cancellation unit. Canceller (402) is controlled by control (401) to provide an injection signal for canceling leakage in a receive signal path. Reference coupler (403) provides a reference signal
8023885 Non-frequency translating repeater with downlink detection for uplink and downlink synchronizati September 20, 2011
A non-frequency translating repeater (110, 210, 300) for use in a time division duplex (TDD) radio protocol communications system includes detection retransmission and automatic gain control. Detection is performed by detectors (309, 310) and a processor (313). Detection can be overr
7990904 Wireless network repeater August 2, 2011
A frequency translating repeater (250) for use in a time division duplex radio protocol communications system includes a processor (260), a bus (261), a memory (262), an RF section (264), and an integrated station device (264). An access point (210) is detected based on information t
7911985 Automatic gain control and filtering techniques for use in on-channel repeater March 22, 2011
A repeater environment is provided operative to deploy a feedback cancellation loop that is adaptively coupled with an antenna array such that a selected metric can be derived by deploying a selected filter bank having an automatic gain control operative to process the signal on a bin
7907891 Physical layer repeater utilizing real time measurement metrics and adaptive antenna array to pr March 15, 2011
Embodiments of a repeater environment can be operative to deploy a feedback cancellation loop that is adaptively coupled with an antenna array such that a selected metric can be applied to the antenna array and feedback cancellation loop combination to improve signal integrity and am
7907513 Superimposed composite channel filter March 15, 2011
Methods and systems are provided to generate digital coefficients for a filter. The generation of coefficients relies on a Fourier transformation of an impulse response in time domain that is zero padded, e.g., zeros are appended to an array corresponding to a sampled input signal of
7893889 Multiple-antenna device having an isolation element February 22, 2011
A multiple-antenna device is provided, comprising: a printed circuit board having a ground plane configured to provide electromagnetic isolation between a first side of the printed circuit board and a second side of the printed circuit board; a first non-conductive support member formed
7787408 Wireless repeater with master/slave configuration August 31, 2010
A wireless repeater extends a coverage area of a wireless network base station within a structure or facility. The repeater includes a master unit for wirelessly communicating with the wireless network base station and a slave unit for wirelessly communicating with one or more subscriber
7733285 Integrated, closely spaced, high isolation, printed dipoles June 8, 2010
An antenna configuration includes two closely spaced antennas each positioned so as to be orthogonally polarized with respect to the other. The antenna configuration increases antenna isolation and reduces electromagnetic coupling between donor side antenna and repeat side antenna. T
7592969 Multiple-antenna device having an isolation element September 22, 2009
A multiple-antenna device is provided, comprising: a printed circuit board having a ground plane configured to provide electromagnetic isolation between a first side of the printed circuit board and a second side of the printed circuit board; a first non-conductive support member formed
7528789 Adaptive antenna for use in wireless communication systems May 5, 2009
An antenna apparatus, which can increase capacity in a cellular communication system or Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), such as an 802.11 network, operates in conjunction with a mobile subscriber unit or client station. At least one antenna element is active and located within mu
7463201 Aperiodic array antenna December 9, 2008
A wireless handset including an antenna array. The antenna array includes an active antenna element and two passive antenna elements. The active and passive antenna elements are arranged to form a triangle with a vertex. The vertex includes a vertex angle and the active antenna element
7463200 Directional antenna configuration for TDD repeater December 9, 2008
A wireless communication node, such as a repeater, including a frequency translating repeater, a physical layer (PHY) repeater, time divisional duplex repeater (TDD) and the like, is configured with a pair of directional patch antennae and an omni-directional antenna. The patch anten
7425928 Method and apparatus for frequency selective beam forming September 16, 2008
A directive antenna having plural antenna elements is arranged in a parasitic antenna array. Frequency selective components are connected to an active antenna element. Weighting structures are connected to passive antenna elements positioned substantially equidistant from the active
7268738 Beamforming using a backplane and passive antenna element September 11, 2007
An active antenna element to transmit and/or receive RF (Radio Frequency) signals is positioned in relation to a backplane that reflects RF signals. One or more passive antenna elements can be disposed on a similar side of the backplane as the active antenna element. Settings of the
7253783 Low cost multiple pattern antenna for use with multiple receiver systems August 7, 2007
An antenna assembly includes at least two active or main radiating omni-directional antenna elements arranged with at least one beam control or passive antenna element used as a reflector. The beam control antenna element(s) may have multiple reactance elements that can electrically
7230935 Physical layer repeater with selective use of higher layer functions based on network operating June 12, 2007
A physical layer frequency translating repeater (600, 700) for use in a wireless network includes signal processor (710-714) coupled with a signal processing bus (711), a processor (627) and a memory (650). The physical layer repeater conducts physical layer repeating and selectively
7215297 Adaptive antenna for use in wireless communication systems May 8, 2007
An antenna apparatus, which can increase capacity in a cellular communication system or Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), such as an 802.11 network, operates in conjunction with a mobile subscriber unit or client station. At least one antenna element is active and located within mu
7200134 Wireless area network using frequency translation and retransmission based on modified protocol April 3, 2007
In a wireless communications network such as a WLAN, a frequency translating repeater (200, 204) facilitates and enhances wireless communication between a first communication device (100) and one or more second client unit (104, 105) using frequency translation and retransmission bas
7187904 Frequency translating repeater with low cost high performance local oscillator architecture March 6, 2007
A frequency translating repeater (120) for use in a time division duplex (TDD) radio protocol communications system includes local oscillator (LO) circuits (210, 310, and 410) to facilitate repeating by providing isolation, reduced phase noise, reduced pulling, and the like. Tunable
7176844 Aperiodic array antenna February 13, 2007
An antenna array that uses at least two passive antennas and one active antenna disposed above a ground plane, but electrically isolated from the ground plane, and a respective resonant strip positioned beneath each passive antenna. The passive antenna elements are positioned about the
7038626 Beamforming using a backplane and passive antenna element May 2, 2006
An active antenna element to transmit and/or receive RF (Radio Frequency) signals is positioned in relation to a backplane that reflects RF signals. One or more passive antenna elements can be disposed on a similar side of the backplane as the active antenna element. Settings of the
7015773 Electronic phase shifter with enhanced phase shift performance March 21, 2006
A varactor based phase shifter that increases phase shift range using a lower characteristic impedance between quadrature ports than is used at its input/output ports. The circuit makes use of a four port coupler arrangement that imbeds a quarter wave impedance transformation between
6992546 Electronic phase shifter with enhanced phase shift performance January 31, 2006
A varactor based phase shifter that increases phase shift range using a lower characteristic impedance between quadrature ports than is used at its input/output ports. The circuit makes use of a four port coupler arrangement that imbeds a quarter wave impedance transformation between
6989797 Adaptive antenna for use in wireless communication systems January 24, 2006
An antenna apparatus, which can increase capacity in a cellular communication system or Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), such as an 802.11 network, operates in conjunction with a mobile subscriber unit or client station. At least one antenna element is active and located within mu
6911948 Antenna steering scheduler for mobile station in wireless local area network June 28, 2005
Methods of scheduling optimization of communications used with Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) equipment that employs steerable directional antennas. The methods may use and are compatible with Media Access Control (MAC) layers of IEEE 802.11 group of standards. The methods do not dep
6911879 Electronic phase shifter with enhanced phase shift performance June 28, 2005
A varactor based phase shifter that increases phase shift range using a lower characteristic impedance between quadrature ports than is used at its input/output ports. The circuit makes use of a four port coupler arrangement that imbeds a quarter wave impedance transformation between
6894653 Low cost multiple pattern antenna for use with multiple receiver systems May 17, 2005
An antenna assembly includes at least two active or main radiating omni-directional antenna elements arranged with at least one beam control or passive antenna element used as a reflector. The beam control antenna element(s) may have multiple reactance elements that can electrically
6888504 Aperiodic array antenna May 3, 2005
An antenna array that uses at least two passive antennas and one active antenna disposed above a ground plane, but electrically isolated from the ground plane, and a respective resonant strip positioned beneath each passive antenna. The passive antenna elements are positioned about the
6788268 Method and apparatus for frequency selective beam forming September 7, 2004
A directive antenna having plural antenna elements is arranged in a parasitic antenna array. Frequency selective components are connected to a first subset of the antenna elements. Weighting structures are connected to a second subset of the antenna elements. The first and second subsets
6606057 High gain planar scanned antenna array August 12, 2003
An antenna array having a central active element and a plurality of passive elements surrounding the active element is disclosed. A dielectric substrate or other slow wave structure is disposed radially outwardly from the passive elements for slowing the radio frequency waves so as to
6600456 Adaptive antenna for use in wireless communication systems July 29, 2003
An antenna apparatus which can increase capacity in a cellular communication system. The antenna operates in conjunction with a mobile subscriber unit and provides a plurality of antenna elements. At least one active antenna element is active and essentially centrally located within
6518920 Adaptive antenna for use in same frequency networks February 11, 2003
An antenna apparatus which can increase capacity in a cellular communication system. The antenna operates in conjunction with a mobile subscriber unit and provides a plurality of antenna elements, each coupled to a respective programmable phase shifter. The phase of each antenna elem
6515635 Adaptive antenna for use in wireless communication systems February 4, 2003
A directive antenna includes plural antenna elements in an antenna assemblage. A feed network connected to the antenna elements includes at least one switch to select a state of one of the antenna elements to be in an active state in response to a control signal. The other antenna el
6448938 Method and apparatus for frequency selective beam forming September 10, 2002
A phased array antenna provides a subscriber unit with an ability to transmit and receive signals in different directions to allow for optimum gain in both directions, simultaneously. In this way, refraction and multipath effects resulting from communication signals operating at diff
6404386 Adaptive antenna for use in same frequency networks June 11, 2002
An antenna apparatus which can increase capacity in a cellular communication system. The antenna operates in conjunction with a mobile subscriber unit and provides a plurality of antenna elements, each coupled to a respective signal control component such as a switch. The switch posi
6396456 Stacked dipole antenna for use in wireless communications systems May 28, 2002
A dipole antenna for use with a mobile subscriber unit in a wireless communications system. The antenna is fabricated with printed circuit board (PCB) photo-etching techniques for precise control of the printed structure to mass produce antenna elements with repeatable features. The
6369771 Low profile dipole antenna for use in wireless communications systems April 9, 2002
A dipole antenna for use with a mobile subscriber unit in a wireless network communications system. The antenna is fabricated with printed circuit board (PCB) photo-etching techniques for precise control of the printed structure. The dipole antenna includes a planar substrate made of
6362790 Antenna array structure stacked over printed wiring board with beamforming components March 26, 2002
A miniaturized directional antenna for use with system to provide data communication over wireless radio channels. The unit supports multiple antenna elements with a known orientation with respect to an earth ground plane reference. This greatly provides predictability in the steerabilit
6304215 Method of use for an adaptive antenna in same frequency networks October 16, 2001
A method for setting optimal phase settings for a plurality of antenna elements of a subscriber unit in a CDMA cellular telephone system includes the steps of detecting a received pilot signal at each of the plurality of antenna elements, combining the received pilot signal detected at e
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