Patents by Inventor Brian L. Hinman

Brian L. Hinman 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).

  • Publication number: 20190215745
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for selecting networks for a mobile communications device. Methods for selecting a network connection for a mobile communications device may include receiving signals that comprise location information of the mobile communications device and selecting a first network type or a second network type for the mobile communications device based upon a magnitude of movement of the mobile communications device determined from the location information, the first network type comprising a network that is capable of handing off active sessions for the mobile communications device, the second network type comprising a network that having a reduced capacity or no capacity to hand off active sessions for the mobile communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: Brian L. Hinman
  • Publication number: 20190182686
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The system includes a communication system including a first transmitter/receiver operating on a first frequency and a second transmitter/receiver operating on a second frequency. The system also includes a controller monitoring at least one of interference and throughput on the first and second transmitter/receiver and shifting demand based on the monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink, Mustafa Rangwala
  • Patent number: 10257722
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The system includes a communication system including a first transmitter/receiver operating on a first frequency and a second transmitter/receiver operating on a second frequency. The system also includes a controller monitoring at least one of interference and throughput on the first and second transmitter/receiver and shifting demand based on the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink, Mustafa Rangwala
  • Patent number: 10200925
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for selecting networks for a mobile communications device. Methods for selecting a network connection for a mobile communications device may include receiving signals that comprise location information of the mobile communications device and selecting a first network type or a second network type for the mobile communications device based upon a magnitude of movement of the mobile communications device determined from the location information, the first network type comprising a network that is capable of handing off active sessions for the mobile communications device, the second network type comprising a network that having a reduced capacity or no capacity to hand off active sessions for the mobile communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian L. Hinman
  • Patent number: 10186786
    Abstract: Enclosures for radios, parabolic dish antennas, and side lobe shields are provided herein. A dish antenna includes a parabolic circular reflector bounded by a side lobe shield that extends along a longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a forward direction forming a front cavity, and a sidewall that extends along the longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a rearward direction forming a rear cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Wayne Miller, Carlos Ramos
  • Patent number: 10117114
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The system includes a communication system including a first transmitter/receiver operating on a first frequency and a second transmitter/receiver operating on a second frequency. The system also includes a controller monitoring at least one of interference and throughput on the first and second transmitter/receiver and shifting demand based on the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink, Mustafa Rangwala
  • Patent number: 10090943
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The method includes receiving a signal strength corresponding to a long range wireless link established between a first directional wireless radio and a second wireless radio, the signal strength varying over time as the first directional wireless radio is aligned with a second wireless radio by an installer, and producing a sound indicator indicative of the signal strength. The sound indicator varies over time as the first directional wireless radio is aligned with the second wireless radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink
  • Publication number: 20180241491
    Abstract: Simultaneous transmission on a shared channel by a plurality of collocated radios is provided herein. The two or more radios are collocated with one another and are communicating with two far radios over a pair of long range wireless links. The two or more radios are configured to transmit and receive in synchronization with one another on a same channel. An off-axis response for each of the two or more radios is reduced compared to their on-axis response for improved signal to noise ratio, and the on-axis response the two or more radios are substantially equal to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink
  • Publication number: 20180192305
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The system includes a communication system including a first transmitter/receiver operating on a first frequency and a second transmitter/receiver operating on a second frequency. The system also includes a controller monitoring at least one of interference and throughput on the first and second transmitter/receiver and shifting demand based on the monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink, Mustafa Rangwala
  • Publication number: 20180160353
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for selecting networks for a mobile communications device. Methods for selecting a network connection for a mobile communications device may include receiving signals that comprise location information of the mobile communications device and selecting a first network type or a second network type for the mobile communications device based upon a magnitude of movement of the mobile communications device determined from the location information, the first network type comprising a network that is capable of handing off active sessions for the mobile communications device, the second network type comprising a network that having a reduced capacity or no capacity to hand off active sessions for the mobile communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Brian L. Hinman
  • Patent number: 9949147
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The system includes a communication system including a first transmitter/receiver operating on a first frequency and a second transmitter/receiver operating on a second frequency. The system also includes a controller monitoring at least one of interference and throughput on the first and second transmitter/receiver and shifting demand based on the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink, Mustafa Rangwala
  • Patent number: 9930592
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for selecting networks for a mobile communications device. Methods for selecting a network connection for a mobile communications device may include receiving signals that comprise location information of the mobile communications device and selecting a first network type or a second network type for the mobile communications device based upon a magnitude of movement of the mobile communications device determined from the location information, the first network type comprising a network that is capable of handing off active sessions for the mobile communications device, the second network type comprising a network that having a reduced capacity or no capacity to hand off active sessions for the mobile communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian L. Hinman
  • Publication number: 20180084563
    Abstract: Channel Optimization in Half Duplex Communications Systems is provided herein. Methods may include obtaining at a first terminal, radio frequency (RF) spectral information local to the first terminal, analyzing at the first terminal, RF spectral information for a second terminal that is not co-located with the first terminal, transmitting data to the second terminal on a second terminal optimal frequency band, and receiving data from the second terminal on the first terminal optimal frequency band, where the first terminal optimal frequency being based upon the RF spectral information local to the first terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, David Gurevich, Miika Keskinen, Vishakan Ponnampalam, Chiu Ngok Eric Wong
  • Publication number: 20180083365
    Abstract: Enclosures for radios, parabolic dish antennas, and side lobe shields are provided herein. A dish antenna includes a parabolic circular reflector bounded by a side lobe shield that extends along a longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a forward direction forming a front cavity, and a sidewall that extends along the longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a rearward direction forming a rear cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Wayne Miller, Carlos Ramos
  • Publication number: 20180034166
    Abstract: Multi-band antenna arrays and methods of use are provided herein. An example device includes vertical surfaces arranged into a tubular configuration, where each of the vertical surfaces comprising antenna arrays is aligned along the vertical surfaces. The antenna elements are arrayed through a feed network in such a way that antenna gain is increased while elevation beam-width is reduced. The device also includes two or more radios connected to the antenna arrays on the vertical surfaces via the feed network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Brian L. Hinman
  • Publication number: 20180035317
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The system includes a communication system including a first transmitter/receiver operating on a first frequency and a second transmitter/receiver operating on a second frequency. The system also includes a controller monitoring at least one of interference and throughput on the first and second transmitter/receiver and shifting demand based on the monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink, Mustafa Rangwala
  • Patent number: 9871302
    Abstract: Enclosures for radios, parabolic dish antennas, and side lobe shields are provided herein. A dish antenna includes a parabolic circular reflector bounded by a side lobe shield that extends along a longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a forward direction forming a front cavity, and a sidewall that extends along the longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a rearward direction forming a rear cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Wayne Miller, Carlos Ramos
  • Patent number: 9843940
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The system includes a communication system including a first transmitter/receiver operating on a first frequency and a second transmitter/receiver operating on a second frequency. The system also includes a controller monitoring at least one of interference and throughput on the first and second transmitter/receiver and shifting demand based on the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink, Mustafa Rangwala
  • Publication number: 20170294975
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The method includes receiving a signal strength corresponding to a long range wireless link established between a first directional wireless radio and a second wireless radio, the signal strength varying over time as the first directional wireless radio is aligned with a second wireless radio by an installer, and producing a sound indicator indicative of the signal strength. The sound indicator varies over time as the first directional wireless radio is aligned with the second wireless radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink
  • Patent number: 9780892
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The method includes receiving a signal strength corresponding to a long range wireless link established between a first directional wireless radio and a second wireless radio, the signal strength varying over time as the first directional wireless radio is aligned with a second wireless radio by an installer, and producing a sound indicator indicative of the signal strength. The sound indicator varies over time as the first directional wireless radio is aligned with the second wireless radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Hinman, Jaime Fink