Patents by Inventor Christopher M. Schmidt

Christopher M. Schmidt 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: 10728773
    Abstract: A Self-Organizing Network (SON) collects data pertaining to a first number of cells of a wireless network. The SON splits the collected data into a second number of groups, and, for each of the second number of groups, repeatedly set a third number of clusters to a different number between a low limit and a high limit. The SON, for each of the settings, clusters the cells into the third number of clusters and trains a deep neural network to perform a regression analysis on the third number of clusters. For each of the second number of groups, the SON also determines an optimum number of clusters based on the regression analyses, re-clusters the cells into the optimum number of clusters; and tunes engineering parameters based on the re-clustering to optimize performance of the wireless network and quality of experience pertaining to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ouyang, Le Su, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Christopher M. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10694355
    Abstract: A method including determining whether a subscriber identification profile (SIDP) is stored within a UE; sending an initial attach request along with a default network access key to a MME, upon determining that the SIDP is not stored; receiving a first authorization in response to the initial attach request, the first authorization restricts connectivity of the UE to an M2M activation system accessed by a dedicated APN associated with the default network access key; receiving, from a subscription management system, a SIDP generated by the M2M activation system; detaching from the M2M activation system and the network; sending a second attach request to the network based on the received SIDP; and receiving a second authorization to the network in response to the second attach request; the second authorization provides unrestricted APN connectivity and access to services associated with the subscriber identification profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Musa Kazim Guven, Zhengfang Chen, Hakan Alparslan, Thomas W. McArtney, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Christopher M. Schmidt, Tarun Verma
  • Publication number: 20200191454
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to systems and methods for controlling compressor motors, particularly varying the operation parameters of the motor to provide heat to a lubricant of the motor. The operation parameters include one or more of a pulse width modulation switching frequency, a pulse width modulation frequency switching pattern, or a torque/amp ratio of a drive of the compressor. The efficiency of the motor may be reduced to provide heat, with the heat improving lubricant quality and drive efficiency, to increase an overall efficiency of compressor operations. Methods may include determining a lubricant quality, and determining operational parameters that improve lubricant quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Seth M. McGill, Aaron Salesman, Christopher Espelien, Josef L. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200183171
    Abstract: A display system can include a head-mounted display configured to project light to an eye of a user to display augmented reality image content to the user. The display system can include one or more user sensors configured to sense the user and can include one or more environmental sensors configured to sense surroundings of the user. The display system can also include processing electronics in communication with the display, the one or more user sensors, and the one or more environmental sensors. The processing electronics can be configured to sense a situation involving user focus, determine user intent for the situation, and alter user perception of a real or virtual object within the vision field of the user based at least in part on the user intent and/or sensed situation involving user focus. The processing electronics can be configured to at least one of enhance or de-emphasize the user perception of the real or virtual object within the vision field of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Nastasja U. Robaina, Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Christopher M. Harrises, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt, Brian Lloyd Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200169339
    Abstract: A fixed wireless access device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to activate a Fifth Generation (5G) scanning mode and scan for 5G wireless signals associated with a provider that is also associated with the fixed wireless access device. The processor may be further configured to detect a 5G wireless signal associated with the provider; determine a signal strength for the detected 5G wireless signal; and generate an indication of the determined signal strength to be displayed in a user interface associated with the fixed wireless access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Xin Wang, Paul R. Mcdonough, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Arda Aksu, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Siegfried Erhard Eichinger, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10645754
    Abstract: A network device receives, from a user device, a data packet on a first wireless channel between the user device and the network device. The network device processes the data packet based on receiving the data packet, and transmits the processed data packet to a second network device on a second wireless channel between the network device and the second network device. The network device, the second network device, and the user device are included in a local network. The first network device and the second network device are communicatively connected via a wireless full-duplex link that includes the second wireless channel and a third wireless channel. The first wireless channel, the second wireless channel, and the third wireless channel are different wireless channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing I nc.
    Inventors: Michael Talbert, Christina L. Fyock, Meaghan Leong, Tim Bennington-Davis, Christopher M. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200120520
    Abstract: A system may collect, from a wireless network, first data pertaining to nodes in the wireless network. Each datum of the first data belongs to one of two or more categories/For each of the nodes, for each of the categories, and for each datum belonging to the category, the system may determine if the datum is outside of a first range of values, and if the datum is inside the first range, the system may calculate a first base network performance health (NPH) score that is a function of the nodes, the categories, the data, and time. The system may also apply first deep learning to a first neural network among a plurality of neural networks to update first coefficients for correlating the first base NPH score to a mean opinion score, for each of the categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ye Ouyang, Le Su, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Christopher M. Schmidt, Wenyuan Lu, Shaun Robert Pola, Maulik Shah
  • Patent number: 10611019
    Abstract: Robotic systems include a frame or body with two or more wheels rotatably mounted on the frame or body and a motor for independently driving each wheel. A system controller generates a signal for actuating each motor based on information provided by one or more sensors in communication with the system controller for generating feedback signals for providing reactive actuation of the motors for generating one or more functions selected from the group consisting of forward motion, backward motion, hopping, climbing, and balancing. A power source is included for providing power to operate the drive motors, system controller and the one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Thomas R. Bewley, Christopher M. Schmidt-Wetekam
  • Patent number: 10614857
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can calibrate media playback channels for presenting media content through a media system by determining the media propagation latency through the media system. For example, the computing device can send calibration content (e.g., audio data, video data, etc.) to various playback devices (e.g., playback channels) of the media system and record a timestamp indicating when the calibration content was sent. When the playback devices present the calibration content, a sensor device (e.g., remote control device, smartphone, etc.) can detect the presentation of the calibration content. The sensor device can send calibration data (e.g., media samples that may include the calibration content and/or a timestamp indicating when the media sample was detected by the sensor device) to the computing device. The computing device can determine the propagation latency (e.g., presentation delay) based on the calibration data received from the sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Langford M Wasada, Vijay Sundaram, William M Bumgarner, Daniel H Lloyd, Christopher J Sanders, Sean A Ramprashad, Sriram Hariharan, Jarrad A Stallone, Johannes P Schmidt, David P Saracino, Gregory R Chapman
  • Publication number: 20200107244
    Abstract: A base station device broadcasts a base station identifier. The base station identifier is assigned to the base station device, and is broadcasted in one or more system information messages that are receivable by user devices located within a threshold distance from the base station device. The base station device determines whether the base station identifier is to be altered, and processes the base station identifier to generate an altered base station identifier for the base station device. The base station device performs one or more actions to cause the altered base station identifier to be broadcasted. The altered base station identifier is broadcasted in one or more additional system information messages that are receivable by the user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher M. Schmidt, Lily Zhu, Abhishek Rajendrakumar Panchal
  • Patent number: 10609627
    Abstract: A device can receive a system information data from a cell and obtain cell metadata from the system information data, the cell metadata including at least one of: a cell identifier, or a cellular parameter. The device can determine, based on the cell metadata, that the cell is of a particular cell type of multiple cell types, including: a fifth generation long term evolution (LTE) cell type, a fifth generation new radio (NR) sub-6 GHz cell type, and a fifth generation NR millimeter wave cell type. Based on the particular cell type, the device can perform an action, including causing display of an indicator on a display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Zhao, Samirkumar Patel, Lily Zhu, Andrew E. Youtz, Christopher M. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200076518
    Abstract: A fixed wireless access device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to activate a Fifth Generation (5G) scanning mode and scan for 5G wireless signals associated with a provider that is also associated with the fixed wireless access device. The processor may be further configured to detect a 5G wireless signal associated with the provider; determine a signal strength for the detected 5G wireless signal; and generate an indication of the determined signal strength to be displayed in a user interface associated with the fixed wireless access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Xin Wang, Paul R. Mcdonough, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Arda Aksu, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Siegfried Erhard Eichinger, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Publication number: 20200067766
    Abstract: A CPE device may include a plurality of CPE modules implemented in hardware. The plurality of CPE modules may include a first module and a second module. The first module and the second module may be arrangeable in a stacked configuration. The first module may include a first interconnection interface component disposed on a top surface of the first module. The second module may include a second interconnection interface component disposed on a bottom surface of the second module. The second interconnection interface component may be configured to complementarily couple to the first interconnection interface component when the first module and the second module are arranged in the stacked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Michael TALBERT, Meaghan LEONG, Christina L. FYOCK, Aldrich GAMBOA, Christopher M. SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10560204
    Abstract: A fixed wireless access device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to activate a Fifth Generation (5G) scanning mode and scan for 5G wireless signals associated with a provider that is also associated with the fixed wireless access device. The processor may be further configured to detect a 5G wireless signal associated with the provider; determine a signal strength for the detected 5G wireless signal; and generate an indication of the determined signal strength to be displayed in a user interface associated with the fixed wireless access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Xin Wang, Paul R. Mcdonough, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Arda Aksu, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Siegfried Erhard Eichinger, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10548029
    Abstract: A user device receives system information block data from a cell. The user device obtains, from the system information block data, cell metadata that includes a cellular parameter. The user device parses the cell metadata to identify the cellular parameter. The cellular parameter includes an upper layer indicator element, a public land mobile network (PLMN) information list element, and a network capability indicator element. The user device determines, based on the cellular parameter, that the cell is of a particular cell type of a plurality of cell types, and that the cell has a particular capability of a plurality of types of capabilities. The user device performs an action based on the particular cell type or the particular capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jignesh S. Panchal, Lily Zhu, Yee Sin Chan, William H. Stone, Gregory Dial, Ahmed Moussa, Christopher M. Schmidt, Michael Kondratiuk, Gerard J. Flynn, Balaji L. Raghavachari
  • Patent number: 10548032
    Abstract: A system may collect, from a wireless network, first data pertaining to nodes in the wireless network. Each datum of the first data belongs to one of two or more categories/For each of the nodes, for each of the categories, and for each datum belonging to the category, the system may determine if the datum is outside of a first range of values, and if the datum is inside the first range, the system may calculate a first base network performance health (NPH) score that is a function of the nodes, the categories, the data, and time. The system may also apply first deep learning to a first neural network among a plurality of neural networks to update first coefficients for correlating the first base NPH score to a mean opinion score, for each of the categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ouyang, Le Su, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Christopher M. Schmidt, Wenyuan Lu, Shaun Robert Pola, Maulik Shah
  • Publication number: 20200029393
    Abstract: A network device receives, from a user device, a data packet on a first wireless channel between the user device and the network device. The network device processes the data packet based on receiving the data packet, and transmits the processed data packet to a second network device on a second wireless channel between the network device and the second network device. The network device, the second network device, and the user device are included in a local network. The first network device and the second network device are communicatively connected via a wireless full-duplex link that includes the second wireless channel and a third wireless channel. The first wireless channel, the second wireless channel, and the third wireless channel are different wireless channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael TALBERT, Christina L. FYOCK, Meaghan LEONG, Tim BENNINGTON-DAVIS, Christopher M. SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20200015162
    Abstract: A device may receive signal information associated with a wireless signal or charge information associated with a charge level. The signal information may indicate a signal strength of the wireless signal. The charge information may indicate the charge level of a battery of the device. The device may determine whether the signal strength or the charge level satisfies a threshold. The device may configure a parameter or a setting of the device to cause the device to operate according to a long term evolution (LTE) category based on determining whether the signal strength or the charge level satisfies the threshold. The LTE category may be different from a default LTE category of the device and may define an uplink/downlink capability specification. The device may attach to a network in association with configuring the parameter or the setting to cause the device to operate according to the LTE category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy NACER, Christopher M. SCHMIDT, Balaji L. RAGHAVACHARI, Musa Kazim GUVEN, Iftekhar RAHMAN
  • Publication number: 20200005830
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can calibrate media playback channels for presenting media content through a media system by determining the media propagation latency through the media system. For example, the computing device can send calibration content (e.g., audio data, video data, etc.) to various playback devices (e.g., playback channels) of the media system and record a timestamp indicating when the calibration content was sent. When the playback devices present the calibration content, a sensor device (e.g., remote control device, smartphone, etc.) can detect the presentation of the calibration content. The sensor device can send calibration data (e.g., media samples that may include the calibration content and/or a timestamp indicating when the media sample was detected by the sensor device) to the computing device. The computing device can determine the propagation latency (e.g., presentation delay) based on the calibration data received from the sensor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Langford M. Wasada, Vijay Sundaram, William M. Bumgarner, Daniel H. Lloyd, Christopher J. Sanders, Sean A. Ramprashad, Sriram Hariharan, Jarrad A. Stallone, Johannes P. Schmidt, David P. Saracino, Gregory R. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10524193
    Abstract: A base station device broadcasts a base station identifier. The base station identifier is assigned to the base station device, and is broadcasted in one or more system information messages that are receivable by user devices located within a threshold distance from the base station device. The base station device determines whether the base station identifier is to be altered, and processes the base station identifier to generate an altered base station identifier for the base station device. The base station device performs one or more actions to cause the altered base station identifier to be broadcasted. The altered base station identifier is broadcasted in one or more additional system information messages that are receivable by the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Schmidt, Lily Zhu, Abhishek Rajendrakumar Panchal