Qualcomm had 284 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on various aspects of wireless communication technology. This includes sliding intermediate frequency filters for carrier aggregation communications, driving the gate of a high-side transistor in SMPS circuits, downconversion of signals with improved harmonic rejection, controlling vehicle headlights based on V2X safety messages, and storing/restoring control voltage in PLL circuits when switching between mission and standby modes. GlobalData’s report on Qualcomm gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Qualcomm grant share with future of work as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Intermediate frequency filter for millimeter-wave carrier aggregation (Patent ID: US20240106463A1)

The patent filed by Qualcomm Inc. relates to wireless communication apparatuses and methods for sliding intermediate frequency filters for carrier aggregation communications. The apparatus includes components such as high band mixers, tunable filters, multiplexers, and low band mixers to facilitate the reception and processing of wireless data signals in high and low band channels of a carrier aggregation system. The apparatus also includes control circuitry for dynamic adjustment of filters based on frequency ranges and signal suppression requirements. Additionally, the apparatus supports beamforming with multiple signal paths and includes antennas for high band and low band mmW carrier aggregation receive ports.

The method described in the patent involves receiving wireless data signals at high band and low band mmW carrier aggregation receive ports, downconverting the signals to intermediate frequency using mixers, filtering the signals using tunable filters, and multiplexing the signals to generate a merged intermediate frequency carrier aggregation signal. The method also includes receiving signals at antennas, separating and downconverting the signals to baseband frequencies for communication to modem circuitry. The method enables efficient processing and transmission of wireless data signals in a carrier aggregation system, enhancing overall communication performance.

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