Jeff Parker's Paper Promises
From the ParkerVision 2007 AeA Conference (November 11, 2007)
And the other thing that's exciting is that, we are going to be able to start talking about this technology, as I said earlier, more openly. We are now being asked to speak at conferences that you would expect to find industry leadership attending.
People have asked us over the last couple of years, "why aren't you guys at those conferences?" And our answer has been, because we can't talk as openly about the technology as you have to at conferences like that, you can't talk about a black box.' Now we are able to talk about this, we'll be speaking at those conferences, we'll be giving details about this technology. We'll also be issuing white papers from those conferences, which will be helpful to those people who want to understand more about why does this technology provide the benefits that it does, where can you evaluate it, and last but not least we'll be refreshing and updating our website based on all this type of information availability.
From the ParkerVision Cellular OEM Announcement (December 21, 2007)
Greg Lewin: Second question‑‑I'll remind you of them if you forget‑‑is what do you think you're schedule is in terms of what you know from the patent office on being able to further publish your science? Whether it be on a website or wherever you want to do it?
Jeff Parker: OK, those are three good questions. OK, so let's start with patents and our ability to use those documents to start to discuss more about our technology. Well, in addition to the patent that has issued on the D2P technology, there is I know of one and there maybe two. I don't remember. It's either one or two more than have been allowed. In addition to that, a number of P2P patents have published. It doesn't mean that they've been allowed. It means that they've been filed for a time period I believe it's 18 months, thereafter, they become publicly available for viewing.
That provides quite a bit of information for us to work with. We have been busy readying updates to our website that will start to discuss in more detail "what exactly is the science behind this technology, and why does it deliver the benefits that it can deliver". And honestly, Greg, you're going to find that it's pretty straightforward to understand. My hat's off, and accolades to the guy who developed it. I didn't have a hand in developing this particular science so I can say that without sounding egotistical. They did a great job, very clever, and it makes converge certain kinds of efficiencies over a variety of operating systems that you just can't get out of traditional power amplification, using the linear technique that people have been using. And it still makes beautiful wave forms, and it's robust under all kinds of operating conditions.
From the ParkerVision 2007 Q4 conference call (March 17, 2008)
Jeff Parker: In just a matter of days from now, we will begin the process of updating our website by putting specific information that showcases the performance of our technology. We will show you how a single d2p RF chip processes all the relevant 2G to 4G standards providing both high‑fidelity RF waveforms, while under those same exact operating conditions, uses significantly less power for the complex cell phone waveforms.
We will also describe the supporting circuitry, so that you can understand the benefits of our technology in a complete d2p handset system. We will be setting up the information in a way that you will be able to understand our efficiency benefits against traditional devices, however for some of the waveform fidelity results, our solution is an entire system and really should not be compared apples to apples to individual traditional components that today only idealistically represent a piece of what a total system solution does.
In March 2008 ParkerVision added some efficiency claims for d2p to the ParkerVision website, with no technical explanations of any sort. No papers have been published, either in journals or in any conference.
From the ParkerVision 2008 Q1 conference call (May 7, 2008)
Jim Whitton: One question, which I see all the time from my critics. When are we going to start seeing some technical publications on the technology? Thank you.
Jeff Parker: Thanks, Jim. No, that's a good question. You know, beyond the information we currently put on our website, I really think the next thing that shareholders can put their arms around and will make a big difference, is going to be products. Things that you don't have to be an RF circuit designer to have an appreciation for.
We do have in motion opportunities we think that will get out and help promote the technology from its benefits standpoint, from its business standpoint. But down at a level that would be really a circuit designer's level or an RF engineer's level, that kind of information we really don't intend to put in public domain. It's not probably in our best interest, competitively. You certainly don't see our competitors do that. And frankly, I think a lot of the information we put up on our website already is frankly much more than you can get with competitor's websites.
So, to the extent we can bring our shareholders and the public in general information that is valuable guidance, in terms of feature benefits, the adoption we're getting. Ultimately, so you guys will get your hands on products, or have reviewers review products, that have our benefits incorporated in them. I think that's going to be really the best feedback for you guys are probably going to be able to get.
One last comment I will make. When we spoke on this topic... I guess it was late last year... one of the things I suggested was that, hey, on our website we are going to put up information that shows our performance of our waveform. Check the box, we did that. We're going to show you our efficiency. Check the box, we did that. We're going to show you that a single chip can do all these things simultaneously, yep. Check the box we did that.
I think the only thing, frankly that is still sitting out there is we said, "Hey we're going to give you guys feel for how to fit into applications," and we will work on that. We'll pull that together so you guys can get a little bit better about a block diagram, a circuit block to understand how this fits into handsets and those types of wireless applications.