Patents Assigned to Hughes Network Systems, LLC
  • Publication number: 20220386215
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing bandwidth utilization of an aggregated path by a mobile terminal, the method including: establishing the aggregated path of communication with the mobile terminal, where the aggregated path includes a first path including a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) path having a first available capacity and a second path including a wireless path having a second available capacity; tracking the first and second available capacities; and updating, upon a movement of the mobile terminal, the first available capacity based on a distance of the mobile terminal from a satellite beam center of a current satellite beam; and selecting, to communicate a packet, one of the first and seconds path based on the first and the second available capacities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas DILLON
  • Patent number: 11516300
    Abstract: A system, method and program for localizing web page interfaces via asynchronous data and automatic binding. The system, method and program employ a terminal for use with a communication network. The terminal comprises a server that is configured to bind web page core data representing a web page with locale data local to the terminal to create web page data. The locale data pertains to a location in which the terminal is disposed. The server is further configured to bind different locale data with the web page core data to create modified web page data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Gillespie, Wing Zhen
  • Publication number: 20220376870
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting multiple types of data frames within a single data stream. The data stream is examined to determine if a data frame contained therein is of a first type or a second type. The data frame is processed based on its determined type. The type of data frame is selected from a predetermined set of data frame types. Additionally, the determination is made based on detection of a first portion of the data frame or a second portion of the data frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon LASHER, Bala SUBRAMANIAM, Seokho KIM, Sri BHAT, Tejo Bhavani Shankar POTHURAJU
  • Publication number: 20220376680
    Abstract: A Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter that reduces the complexity of the hardware required for a filter with a high decimation factor while achieving similar performance of prior art poly-phase filters of greater complexity. The FIR filter includes a small number of multiply-and-accumulate (MAC) units connected in parallel to each other between an input stream and an output stream. The MAC units are provided with coefficients from a memory. In an example implementation, the memory is addressed by a counter and the output of the memory selected by a multiplexer for suppling the coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Santharam GURUMANI, James Patrick LYKINS, Bala SUBRAMANIAM
  • Patent number: 11503615
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-storage media, for bandwidth allocation using machine learning. In some implementations, a request for bandwidth in a communications system is received. Data indicative of a measure of bandwidth requested and a status of the communication system are provided as input to a machine learning model. One or more outputs from the machine learning model indicate an amount of bandwidth to allocate to the terminal, and bandwidth is allocated to the terminal based on the one or more outputs from the machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Hu, Yeqing Tang, Rajarshi Roy
  • Patent number: 11489734
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for training and using machine learning models to classify network traffic as IoT traffic or non-IoT traffic and managing the traffic based on the classification. In some implementations, machine learning parameters of a local machine learning model trained by the edge device is received each of at least a subset of a set of edge devices. The machine learning parameters received from an edge device are parameters of the local machine learning model trained by the edge device based on local network traffic processed by the edge device and to classify the network traffic as Internet of Things (IoT) traffic or non-IoT traffic. A global machine learning model is generated, using the machine learning parameters, to classify network traffic processed by edge devices as IoT traffic or non-IoT traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Arora, Satyajit Roy, John Kenyon
  • Patent number: 11483062
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing single-hop communication sessions in a satellite network. A timing offset is selected based on a system timing reference, and used to establishing a common timing reference. A synchronization signal is transmitted from a gateway to a satellite based on time slots aligned with the common timing reference, and subsequently forwarded from the satellite to all terminals managed by the gateway. Communication sessions are initiated by terminals using the common timing reference, and downlink transmissions from the satellite to the terminals are aligned with the synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Channasandra Ravishankar
  • Patent number: 11483877
    Abstract: A user terminal (UT) for a mobile satellite communications system, and an associated method for managing tracking areas for such a UT is provided. When initiating establishment of a radio connection, the UT transmits a connection request message to a satellite gateway (SGW) of the mobile satellite communications system, where the connection request message includes position information identifying a current location of the UT. The UT processes a connection setup message received in response to the connection request message, where the connection setup message includes a first tracking area identifier (TAID) that identifies a one of a plurality of tracking areas that is associated with the current location of the UT. The UT transmits a connection complete message to the SGW, together with an attach request message for a core network of the mobile satellite communications system, which includes the first TAID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Channasandra Ravishankar, John Corrigan, Rajeev Gopal, Nassir Benammar, Gaguk Zakaria, Deepak Arur
  • Publication number: 20220320705
    Abstract: An AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array), including: a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) substrate having an obverse surface; TRMs (Transmit/Receive Modules) disposed on the obverse surface; thermal pedestals wherein each thermal pedestal includes a wall, having a wall height, including wall surfaces and one of the wall surfaces being a contact surface; and a TIM (Thermal Interface Material), having a TIM height, disposed between a respective contact surface of the thermal pedestals and the obverse surface. A plurality of the thermal pedestals are physically interconnected, the TIM is electrically and thermally conductive, and the wall height plus the TIM height is sufficient to suppress resonances of the TRMs below a frequency greater than a Tx and Rx frequency band of the TRMs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael BUCKLEY, Tom WALTER, Lal Mohan BHOWMIK, Varada Rajan KOMANDURI
  • Publication number: 20220321239
    Abstract: An AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array), including: a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) substrate having an obverse surface; TRMs (Transmit/Receive Modules) disposed on the obverse surface; thermal pedestals wherein each thermal pedestal includes a wall, having a wall height, including wall surfaces and one of the wall surfaces being a contact surface; and a TIM (Thermal Interface Material), having a TIM height, disposed between a respective contact surface of the thermal pedestals and the obverse surface. The thermal pedestals are discrete with respect to one another, the contact surfaces of the thermal pedestals are interspersed about the TRMs, the thermal pedestals do not contact the TRMs, the TIM is electrically and thermally conductive, and the wall height plus the TIM height is sufficient to suppress resonances of the TRMs below a frequency greater than the Tx and Rx frequency bands of the TRMs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael BUCKLEY, Tom WALTER, Bingqian LU, Lal Mohan BHOWMIK, Varada Rajan KOMANDURI
  • Patent number: 11451320
    Abstract: Various arrangements for adaptive modulation of terminal to satellite communications are presented herein. A terminal may access a feedback data structure to perform a lookup based on a power level received as feedback. Based on performing the lookup using the power level in the feedback data structure, the terminal may determine an error correcting code rate to be used. The terminal may transmit one or more data packets to the satellite using the determined error correcting code rate without changing communication channel or requesting permission via the satellite to change the error correcting code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John Border
  • Patent number: 11444686
    Abstract: Various arrangements for performing transmodulation of a forward feeder link are presented. A first data stream and a second data stream can be modulated into a higher-order modulation forward feeder link having a higher-order digital modulation scheme. A satellite can receive the higher-order modulation forward feeder link. The satellite can demodulate the higher-order modulator forward feeder link into a bit stream. This bit stream may then be remodulated and retransmitted as multiple forward user links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Liping Chen, Rohit Iyer Seshadri, Mustafa Eroz, Lin-Nan Lee, Stan Kay
  • Patent number: 11444687
    Abstract: Some implementations of the disclosure relate to dynamic switching of a satellite inroute data path between a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) method and a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) method. In one implementation, a method comprises: communicating, using a satellite terminal, over an inroute TDMA channel; determining, at the satellite terminal, based at least on an aggregate ingress traffic rate to the satellite terminal, to switch communications from the inroute TDMA channel to an inroute TDM channel; and after determining to switch communications, sending, from the satellite terminal to a Gateway Earth Station, a request to be allocated an inroute TDM channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Satyajit Roy, Ramanathan Thirunallaih, Akshaya Hosalli Mukund, Archana Gharpuray
  • Patent number: 11438763
    Abstract: A process for improving network performance in systems that utilize secure domain name system (DNS) schemes. Encrypted DNS requests from devices in a local area network (LAN), such as a home or office, are submitted to a local proxy which stores cached DNS records. The proxy decrypts or examines at least a portion of the DNS request in order search for a matching record in its storage. Matching records are retrieved, encrypted, and supplied to the requesting device to satisfy the DNS request. If the proxy does not contain a matching record, the DNS query is encrypted and submitted to an external DNS server for resolution. The matching record can optionally be saved by the proxy prior to being supplied to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Ganeshan Ramachandran, Robert Torres, George Choquette
  • Patent number: 11436172
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system including a network interface arranged to receive a data frame from one or more communication networks. A frame filter is arranged to receive the data frame from the network interface, wherein the frame filter selectively outputs the data frame to at least one of a second network interface or a direct memory access (DMA) controller based on a data frame type. The DMA controller is arranged to store a received data frame to shared memory and transmit an interrupt signal to a media access control (MAC) driver after the received data frame is stored in the shared memory so that the MAC driver can initiate an interrupt handler in response to the interrupt signal to retrieve the stored data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Hantz, Nimesh Ambeskar, Yogesh Sethi, Vivek Gupta, Patrick O'Neil
  • Patent number: 11429821
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for training and using machine learning clustering models to determine conditions a satellite communication system. In some implementations, feature vectors for a time period are obtained. Each feature vector includes feature values that represent properties of a satellite communication system at a respective time during the time period. Each feature vector is provided as input to a machine learning model that assigns the feature vector to a based on the properties of the satellite communication system represented by the feature vector. Each cluster corresponds to a respective potential operating condition of the satellite communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Arora, Archana Gharpuray, John Kenyon
  • Publication number: 20220271832
    Abstract: A system for monitoring operational status and detecting faults in a satellite system is disclosed. The system may include a processor and a memory storing instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to select, from a plurality of terminals, a subset of terminals to perform system operation tests. The processor may select the subset of terminals using at least one of a semi-static pre-qualification technique and a dynamic pre-qualification technique. The processor may also perform system operation tests using the selected subset of terminals. The processor may further report results from the system operation test using the selected subset of terminals. In some examples, the processor may also determine potential system operation issues based on the results of the system operation tests, generate an alarm or notification based on the determination of potential system operation issues, and/or abort testing or delay testing to a future testing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: George Joseph CHOQUETTE
  • Patent number: 11423328
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining availability of network service. In some implementations, a request indicating a location and a communication service level is received. A first subset of service providers or communication technologies is determined based on outputs generated by multiple first machine learning models each trained to predict service availability for different service providers or communication technologies. A second subset is selected from the first subset based on outputs generated by multiple second machine learning models trained to predict availability of different communication service levels for different service providers or communication technologies. At least one service provider or communication technology is selected from the second subset based on output generated by a third machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Arora, John Kenyon
  • Publication number: 20220263585
    Abstract: A system for a Rydberg atom based quantum communications transceiver is provided. The system may include a laser source for generating a photon. The system may also include one or more optical elements to create a pair of entangled photons from a generated photon, wherein the pair of entangled photons comprises a first entangled photon and a second entangled photon. The system may further include a radio-frequency (RF) based element to generate a quantum communication path from the pair of entangled photons by creating two Rydberg atom vapor cells (RAVC) that are entangled such that entangled photons may transfer or communicate their entangled state to Rydberg atoms within the Rydberg atom vapor cells (RAVCs) and form at least one entangled link with the other, the communication path comprising the least one entangled link. The system may also include one or more photon receivers, which may use at least one translation technique, to translate entangled state of each of the Rydberg atom vapor cells (RAVC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Darren Scott HAMILTON
  • Patent number: 11419064
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a terminal uplink power, and a terminal having uplink power managed by a gateway are provided. The method including: dividing, at a gateway, a beam coverage area into sub-beams and each of the sub-beams into one or more frequency bins; associating a sub-beam of the sub-beams with terminals located within the sub-beam; determining Transmit Power (TP) values including a transmit power or attenuation for each of the one or more frequency bins of the sub-beam; sending, from the gateway, the TP values of the sub-beam to the terminals via a forward link; and receiving, at the gateway, a burst transmitted using a terminal transmit power calculated from the TP values of the sub-beam. The TP values may change in response to an SNR measurement at the gateway and/or feedback from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Murali Regunathan