Patents by Inventor Bradley M. Hiben

Bradley M. Hiben has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10958419
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided to submit incident data to distributed ledger networks. A request for a new incident record relating to an incident is received. The request includes at least one attribute relating to the incident. A jurisdiction of the new incident is determined. Nodes that are associated with the jurisdiction are identified. The identified nodes are invited to join a public distributed ledger network or a private distributed ledger network. The new incident record is submitted to the private distributed ledger network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, Bradley M. Hiben, Thomas S Messerges
  • Publication number: 20200402193
    Abstract: A computer apparatus, such as a validator node, for validating incident-related data records in a distributed electronic ledger is configured to receive a request from an agent to add a proposed incident-related data record associated with an incident to the distributed electronic ledger. In response to the proposed incident-related data record, the computer apparatus determines, from the distributed electronic ledger, one or more attributes of the agent or incident. The computer apparatus determines whether the proposed incident-related data record satisfies validation criteria based at least partially on the one or more attributes of the agent or incident. Once validated, the computer apparatus may then append the proposed incident-related data record to the distributed electronic ledger. Alternatively, the proposed incident-related data record may be appended regardless of validity, but an indication of validity may be appended if the proposed incident-related data record is validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, THOMAS S MESSERGES, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, DANIEL A LAW, ERIC JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10873951
    Abstract: A method and converged LMR/LTE communications device provide for minimizing interference in the converged LMR/LTE communications device that operates in a land mobile radio (LMR) narrowband communication system and a long term evolution (LTE) broadband communication system. The converged LMR/LTE communications device detects, using an electronic processing device, that the converged LMR/LTE communications device is operating in the first LTE band and the first LMR band. The converged LMR/LTE communications device determines that a first LMR received signal strength indicator (RSSI) at the converged LMR/LTE communications device is less than a first LMR threshold signal strength and disables at least one LTE application based upon the first LMR RSSI being less than the LMR threshold signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley M Hiben, Bruce D Mueller, John B Preston
  • Publication number: 20200389902
    Abstract: A method and converged LMR/LTE communications device provide for minimizing interference in the converged LMR/LTE communications device that operates in a land mobile radio (LMR) narrowband communication system and a long term evolution (LTE) broadband communication system. The converged LMR/LTE communications device detects, using an electronic processing device, that the converged LMR/LTE communications device is operating in the first LTE band and the first LMR band. The converged LMR/LTE communications device determines that a first LMR received signal strength indicator (RSSI) at the converged LMR/LTE communications device is less than a first LMR threshold signal strength and disables at least one LTE application based upon the first LMR RSSI being less than the LMR threshold signal strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: BRADLEY M. HIBEN, BRUCE D. MUELLER, JOHN B. PRESTON
  • Patent number: 10803540
    Abstract: A computer apparatus, such as a validator node, for validating incident-related data records in a distributed electronic ledger is configured to receive a request from an agent to add a proposed incident-related data record associated with an incident to the distributed electronic ledger. In response to the proposed incident-related data record, the computer apparatus determines, from the distributed electronic ledger, one or more attributes of the agent or incident. The computer apparatus determines whether the proposed incident-related data record satisfies validation criteria based at least partially on the one or more attributes of the agent or incident. Once validated, the computer apparatus may then append the proposed incident-related data record to the distributed electronic ledger. Alternatively, the proposed incident-related data record may be appended regardless of validity, but an indication of validity may be appended if the proposed incident-related data record is validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, Thomas S Messerges, Bradley M. Hiben, Daniel A Law, Eric Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200127812
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided to submit incident data to distributed ledger networks. A request for a new incident record relating to an incident is received. The request includes at least one attribute relating to the incident. A jurisdiction of the new incident is determined. Nodes that are associated with the jurisdiction are identified. The identified nodes are invited to join a public distributed ledger network or a private distributed ledger network. The new incident record is submitted to the private distributed ledger network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, THOMAS S. MESSERGES
  • Publication number: 20200005415
    Abstract: A method for registering an Internet of Things (IoT) device to an incident IoT ledger system is provided. An IoT device is installed at a location. At least one feature of the IoT device is prevented from functioning the IoT device is registered with an incident IoT ledger system. Upon registering incident-relevant attributes associated with the IoT device and the location of the IoT device with an incident IoT ledger system, full functioning of the IoT device is enabled after successful registration with the incident IoT ledger system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, THOMAS S MESSERGES, ERIC JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190287200
    Abstract: A computer apparatus, such as a validator node, for validating incident-related data records in a distributed electronic ledger is configured to receive a request from an agent to add a proposed incident-related data record associated with an incident to the distributed electronic ledger. In response to the proposed incident-related data record, the computer apparatus determines, from the distributed electronic ledger, one or more attributes of the agent or incident. The computer apparatus determines whether the proposed incident-related data record satisfies validation criteria based at least partially on the one or more attributes of the agent or incident. Once validated, the computer apparatus may then append the proposed incident-related data record to the distributed electronic ledger. Alternatively, the proposed incident-related data record may be appended regardless of validity, but an indication of validity may be appended if the proposed incident-related data record is validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: FRANCESCA SCHULER, THOMAS S. MESSERGES, BRADLEY M. HIBEN, DANIEL A. LAW, ERIC JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10264587
    Abstract: A communication pathway (145) can be established between physically collocated narrowband (135) and broadband (105) devices. The narrowband device (135) can identify a communication channel. A transmission frequency used by the broadband device (105) can be spectrally-proximate to a reception frequency used by the narrowband device (135) in a frequency range associated with the communication channel, resulting in interference of the narrowband device's (135) reception when the broadband device (105) is transmitting and the narrowband device (135) is receiving concurrently. The narrowband device (135) can instruct the broadband device (105) to switch to a transmission spectrum block that is spectrally separated from the reception spectrum block of the communication channel to minimize interference between the devices when the narrowband device (135) handles a call assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley M. Hiben, Henry W. Anderson, Jeff S. Anderson, Bruce D. Oberlies
  • Patent number: 10064204
    Abstract: Method, device, and system for setting an operating parameter of a radio receiver included in a radio based on a predicted radio signal environment. One method includes determining an operating location of the radio. The method also includes determining a transmission characteristic of at least one base station. The method further includes predicting, with an electronic processor, the radio signal environment of the radio receiver based on the transmission characteristic of the at least one base station and the operating location of the radio. The method also includes setting the operating parameter of the radio receiver based on the radio signal environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David P. Gurney, Joseph P. Heck, Bradley M. Hiben, Stephen L. Kuffner
  • Patent number: 9924338
    Abstract: A method of and relay for connecting communication networks. In one example, the relay is a non-collocated relay that includes a plurality of antennas including a first antenna and a second antenna and an antenna scanner connected to the plurality of antennas. The antenna scanner is configured to survey the plurality of antennas for signals from a first base station of a first incident area network and a second base station of a second incident area network. The non-collocated relay also includes a first user device and a second user device communicatively coupled to each other and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to connect the first antenna receiving a signal from the first base station to the first user device and connect the second antenna receiving a signal from the second base station to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley M. Hiben, David P. Gurney, Xiaowei Jin
  • Publication number: 20170295582
    Abstract: Method, device, and system for setting an operating parameter of a radio receiver included in a radio based on a predicted radio signal environment. One method includes determining an operating location of the radio. The method also includes determining a transmission characteristic of at least one base station. The method further includes predicting, with an electronic processor, the radio signal environment of the radio receiver based on the transmission characteristic of the at least one base station and the operating location of the radio. The method also includes setting the operating parameter of the radio receiver based on the radio signal environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: David P. Gurney, Joseph P. Heck, Bradley M. Hiben, Stephen L. Kuffner
  • Patent number: 9648584
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data in a single-frequency network in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network includes receiving media for broadcast in a broadcast area of a plurality of broadcast areas associated with a single-frequency network, wherein the broadcast area comprises a plurality of cells; identifying a subset of defined broadcast resources for broadcasting the media to the broadcast area; broadcasting the media to the broadcast area using the subset of defined broadcast resources; and broadcasting a null pattern on the subset of defined broadcast resources in adjacent broadcast areas to the broadcast area. An associated LTE network and broadcast controller are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley M. Hiben, Henry W. Anderson, Jeff S. Anderson, Peter Drozt
  • Patent number: 9467835
    Abstract: A method and mobile device are provided that manage a relay service in a public safety wireless communication system. When the mobile device determines one or more of: another mobile device has exited or is exiting a public safety vehicle or another first mobile device is not receiving a signal from a wide area network of acceptable signal quality, the mobile device activates a relay service. In response to activating the relay service, the mobile device announces an availability of the relay service at the mobile device, receives a registration of the another mobile device for the relay service, and, in response to receiving the registration, relays communications between the another mobile device and an access node. In another embodiment, a method is provided for negotiating a provision of a relay service among multiple mobile devices, wherein each such mobile device currently is providing a relay service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Bradley M. Hiben
  • Patent number: 9336675
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for presenting prioritized incident content. One embodiment takes the form of a method that includes receiving one or more status alerts from one or more public-safety devices associated with one or more public-safety responders. The method also includes correlating one or more of the received status alerts with one or more media sessions involving one or more of the public-safety responders. The method also includes prioritizing one or more of the media sessions based on prioritization criteria that includes the one or more status alerts correlated with those media sessions. The method also includes presenting one or more of the prioritized media sessions in a chronological view on respective user interfaces of one or more public-safety communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Trent J Miller, Alejandro G Blanco, Neiyer S Correal, Fabio M Costa, Kenneth W Douros, Bradley M Hiben, Spyros Kyperountas, Lin Lin, Yadunandana N Rao
  • Patent number: 9288685
    Abstract: A method and a system for operating a radio network controller (RNC) in a wireless communication system. The RNC generates a group database comprising a plurality of transmitting groups and a resultant Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) associated with the transmissions received from each member within each transmitting group meets a pre-defined SINR threshold. The RNC tests the received SQMs associated with a new transmitting subscriber unit with the resultant SINR associated with each transmitting group to assign the new subscriber unit to at least one transmitting group on determining that the new transmitting subscriber unit could be added to the at least one transmitting group without reducing a resultant SINR associated with the at least one transmitting group below the pre-defined SINR threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin B Mayginnes, Bradley M Hiben
  • Patent number: 9271311
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for automated activation and configuration of broadband LTE IANs. A mobile IAN base station, an activated mode and a dormant mode, determines at least one location in a local region of the mobile IAN base station while in the dormant mode. An activation-permission request is submitted to a geo-location-database (GDB) function, and the mobile IAN base station receives an activation-permission response. The response is based on an expected level of wide-area-network (WAN) coverage associated with the determined location. Responsive to receiving an activation-permission grant, the mobile IAN base station transitions to the activated mode. Responsive to not receiving an activation-permission grant, the mobile IAN base station remains in the dormant mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David P Gurney, Bradley M Hiben, Stephen L Kuffner
  • Publication number: 20150350859
    Abstract: A method and mobile device are provided that manage a relay service in a public safety wireless communication system. When the mobile device determines one or more of: another mobile device has exited or is exiting a public safety vehicle or another first mobile device is not receiving a signal from a wide area network of acceptable signal quality, the mobile device activates a relay service. In response to activating the relay service, the mobile device announces an availability of the relay service at the mobile device, receives a registration of the another mobile device for the relay service, and, in response to receiving the registration, relays communications between the another mobile device and an access node. In another embodiment, a method is provided for negotiating a provision of a relay service among multiple mobile devices, wherein each such mobile device currently is providing a relay service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: BRADLEY M. HIBEN
  • Publication number: 20150310730
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for presenting prioritized incident content. One embodiment takes the form of a method that includes receiving one or more status alerts from one or more public-safety devices associated with one or more public-safety responders. The method also includes correlating one or more of the received status alerts with one or more media sessions involving one or more of the public-safety responders. The method also includes prioritizing one or more of the media sessions based on prioritization criteria that includes the one or more status alerts correlated with those media sessions. The method also includes presenting one or more of the prioritized media sessions in a chronological view on respective user interfaces of one or more public-safety communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC
    Inventors: Trent J. MILLER, Alejandro G. BLANCO, Neiyer S. CORREAL, Fabio M. COSTA, Kenneth W. DOUROS, Bradley M. HIBEN, Spyros KYPEROUNTAS, Lin LIN, Yadunandana N. RAO
  • Patent number: 9119123
    Abstract: A network node receives a first connection request from user equipment to join a broadband network at a first interface. A mobility manager in the network node accepts the first connection request. The mobility manager sends data from a core network addressed to the user equipment and receives data from the user equipment through the first interface. The mobility manager receives, from a local area network, a second connection request sent from the user equipment. The second connection request is for the user equipment to communicate with the broadband network via the local area network. The mobility manager accepts the second connection request and offloads data transmitted to and received from the user equipment to a second interface on the network node. The second interface is configured to send data to and receive data from the user equipment via the local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley M. Hiben, Kiran Vaya