Patents by Inventor Clint Smith

Clint Smith 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: 10390231
    Abstract: A dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) system includes a plurality of fixed wireless devices, a home eNodeB gateway (HGW) coupled to each of the plurality of fixed wireless devices, a dynamic spectrum controller (DSC) coupled to the HGW, and a dynamic spectrum policy controller (DPC) coupled to the DSC and a plurality of other DSCs. Each of the fixed wireless devices may be configured to use an enhanced location based service (eLBS) to dynamically determine its location (latitude, longitude and altitude) and the locations of other fixed wireless devices, and use the location information to determine whether the respective fixed wireless device may be included in a telecommunication resource lease. The fixed wireless devices may also monitor network conditions, generate congestion reports based on a result of the monitoring, and send the generated congestion reports to the HGW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Rivada Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Purnima Surampudi
  • Patent number: 10345078
    Abstract: An ordnance munition is included in an intelligent ordnance projectile delivery system and equipped with targeting and guidance systems that allow the ordnance munition to collaborate with other devices to intelligently select targets and/or to guide the ordnance munition to its selected target. The ordnance munition may be configured to generate first location information based on its determined approximate location, send the generated first location information to a wireless transceiver in proximity to the first ordnance munition, and receive location information from the wireless transceiver in response. The ordnance munition may determine its more precise location based on the received location information, and generating second location information based on the more precise location. The ordnance munition may change or adjust its flight path or trajectory based on the generated second location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rivada Research, LLC
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 10337835
    Abstract: An ordnance munition is included in an intelligent ordnance projectile delivery system and equipped with targeting and guidance systems that allow the ordnance munition to collaborate with other devices to intelligently select targets and/or to guide the ordnance munition to its selected target. The ordnance munition may determine its approximate current location, form a communication group with a wireless transceiver that is in close proximity, and send the approximate current location to the wireless transceiver and/or other devices in the communication group. In response, the ordnance munition may receive location information from the wireless transceiver and/or other devices that are in the communication group. The ordnance munition may determine its more precise location based on the information received from the wireless transceiver, and alter its flight path based in the updated and more precise location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rivada Research LLC
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 10237688
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for determining a more precise location of a fixed wireless device and providing an enhanced location based service (eLBS). A fixed wireless device may be configured to determine its approximate location (e.g., a current location waypoint, etc.), communicate with other fixed or mobile wireless devices to receive location information, and determine a more precise location of the fixed wireless device based on the approximate location and the received location information. The fixed wireless device may use the computed location information to provide a location based service and/or send the more precise location to another wireless device for use in providing a location based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 10057721
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for generating enhanced location information on or about a mobile device may include hybrid lateration and/or trilateration solutions in which the mobile device determines whether information obtained via a geospatial system of the mobile device is accurate, collects location information from a plurality of mobile devices in response to determining that the information obtained via the geospatial system of the mobile device is not accurate, computes computing more precise location information (including three-dimensional location and position information) based on the location information collected from the plurality of mobile devices, and uses the computed more precise location information to provide an enhanced location based service, such as an emergency location service, a commercial location service, an internal location service and/or a lawful intercept location service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC.
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 10045153
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for generating enhanced location information on or about a wireless device. A fixed wireless device (e.g., fixed infrastructure device) may be configured to determine its current location based on location information received from one or more other devices. For example, the fixed wireless device may determine its current three-dimensional location based on latitude coordinate values, longitude coordinate values, and altitude coordinate values received from a plurality of the devices that are in proximity to the fixed wireless device. The fixed wireless device may then dynamically determine whether the fixed wireless device should be included in a telecommunication resource lease based on its determined current location. The fixed wireless device may allocate its available radio frequency resources use by devices that subscribe to a different network in response to determining that it should be included in the telecommunication resource lease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Pumima Surampudi
  • Publication number: 20180184414
    Abstract: A dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) system may include a dynamic spectrum policy controller (DPC) and a dynamic spectrum controller (DSC) that together dynamically manage the allocation and use of resources (e.g., spectrum resources) across different networks. A wireless device may be configured to intelligently select and use these allocated resources. For example, the wireless device may be configured to traverse an ordered list of preferred of networks to identify and select a first cell site in a first telecommunication network, establish a first communication link between the wireless device and the selected first cell site, receive network information identifying a geographic region in which the wireless device is allowed to use resources of a second telecommunication network, determine whether the wireless device is in the geographical region, and establish a second communication link to a second cell in the second telecommunication network based on the received network information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Clint SMITH, Nageswara Rao Deekshitha DEVISETTI, Samuel SMITH
  • Publication number: 20180167824
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems of various embodiments involve dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) to determine, in a first server, an amount of radio frequency (RF) spectrum resources available for delivery of advertisements. A first DSA-advertisement lease proposal may be sent to a telecommunications exchange. The first DSA-advertisement lease proposal indicates the amount of RF spectrum resources available for delivery of the advertisements. A lease confirmation message may be received, including an ad-information unit configured to deliver content of an advertisement within a designated geographic zone. Advertisement-lease parameters may be sent to a second server in the first communication network. The advertisement-lease parameters may include the ad-information unit and identify the designated geographic zone for delivery of the advertisement to user equipment (UE) situated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Samuel Smith
  • Publication number: 20180103379
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for managing and monitoring allocation of RF spectrum resources based on time, space and frequency. A network may be enabled to allocate excess spectrum resources for use by other network providers on a real-time basis. Allocated resources may be transferred from one provider with excess resources to another in need of additional resources based on contractual terms or on a real-time purchase negotiations and settlements. A network may be enabled to monitor the use of allocated resources on real-time basis and off-load or allow additional users depending on the spectrum resources availability. Public safety networks may be enabled to make spectrum resources available to general public by allocating spectrum resources and monitoring the use of those resources. During an emergency, when traffic increases on a public safety network, the public safety networks may off-load bandwidth traffic to make available necessary resources for public safety users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Clint SMITH, Declan GANLEY
  • Patent number: 9942904
    Abstract: A dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) system may include a dynamic spectrum policy controller (DPC) and a dynamic spectrum controller (DSC) that together dynamically manage the allocation and use of resources (e.g., spectrum resources) across different networks. A wireless device may be configured to intelligently select and use these allocated resources. For example, the wireless device may be configured to traverse an ordered list of preferred of networks to identify and select a first cell site in a first telecommunication network, establish a first communication link between the wireless device and the selected first cell site, receive network information identifying a geographic region in which the wireless device is allowed to use resources of a second telecommunication network, determine whether the wireless device is in the geographical region, and establish a second communication link to a second cell in the second telecommunication network based on the received network information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: RIVADA NETWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Nageswara Rao Deekshitha Devisetti, Samuel Smith
  • Patent number: 9930536
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems of various embodiments involve dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) to determine, in a first server, an amount of radio frequency (RF) spectrum resources available for delivery of advertisements. A first DSA-advertisement lease proposal may be sent to a telecommunications exchange. The first DSA-advertisement lease proposal indicates the amount of RF spectrum resources available for delivery of the advertisements. A lease confirmation message may be received, including an ad-information unit configured to deliver content of an advertisement within a designated geographic zone. Advertisement-lease parameters may be sent to a second server in the first communication network. The advertisement-lease parameters may include the ad-information unit and identify the designated geographic zone for delivery of the advertisement to user equipment (UE) situated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: RIVADA NETWORKS, LLC.
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Samuel Smith
  • Patent number: 9877299
    Abstract: Method, systems and devices for performing trilateration for a fixed infrastructure node (FIN) using enhanced location based information may include receiving a plurality of inputs (e.g., waypoints) from a plurality of devices, using the received plurality of inputs to generate an initial positional fix, and setting a current waypoint of the FIN based the initial positional fix. The FIN may receive additional inputs, and use the plurality of inputs to generate updated (more accurate) location information for the FIN. The FIN may update its current waypoint based on the generated updated location information. The FIN trilateration operation may also include applying three or four of the received inputs (e.g., waypoints) kalman filter, and reporting/using the output of the kalman filter as the device's current waypoint or location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Publication number: 20180020329
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a location of a wireless device include the wireless device determining its approximate location, and forming a communication group with other devices in proximity to the wireless device, the other devices including at least one internet of things (iOT) device. The wireless device may receive location information from the devices in the communication group, such as information identifying a location of the iOT device relative to a location of the iOT hub. The wireless device may use the determined approximate location in conjunction with information received from the devices in the communication group to generate a more precise location value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 9872182
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for managing and monitoring allocation of RF spectrum resources based on time, space and frequency. A network may be enabled to allocate excess spectrum resources for use by other network providers on a real-time basis. Allocated resources may be transferred from one provider with excess resources to another in need of additional resources based on contractual terms or on a real-time purchase negotiations and settlements. A network may be enabled to monitor the use of allocated resources on real-time basis and off-load or allow additional users depending on the spectrum resources availability. Public safety networks may be enabled to make spectrum resources available to general public by allocating spectrum resources and monitoring the use of those resources. During an emergency, when traffic increases on a public safety network, the public safety networks may off-load bandwidth traffic to make available necessary resources for public safety users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: RIVADA NETWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Declan Ganley
  • Patent number: 9860868
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for generating enhanced location information on or about a mobile device may include improved dead reckoning solutions in which the mobile device performs location determination calculations with the aid of network components or global positioning systems (GPS). The network aided location information may be provided to the processor and utilized in measuring the accuracy of sensor based location calculations. The mobile device may utilize local sensors to obtain a set of combined sensor output location information, which may seed execution of dead reckoning. To ensure that most accurate location information is provide to the enhanced location based service, the dead reckoning location information may be compared to a current best estimate. Results of the comparison may be passed to the enhanced location based service and the methods, systems, and devices may reiterate the location determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC.
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Alan Joseph J. Caceres, Cesar Alfonso Aguilar, Purnima Surampudi
  • Patent number: 9843900
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for generating enhanced location information on or about a mobile device may include receiving (via a processor of the mobile device) location information from one or more of a sensor of the mobile device and an external system, generating (via the processor) a first waypoint based on the received location information, receiving network provided location information, generating a second waypoint based on the received network provided location information, retrieving dead reckoning location information, generating a third waypoint based on the received network provided location information, applying the first, second and third waypoints to a kalman filter to generate precise location information, and using the precise location information to provide the enhanced location based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Purnima Surampudi
  • Patent number: 9838997
    Abstract: Fixed infrastructure devices (FIDs) may be configured to work with other devices (e.g., other FIDs, mobile wireless devices, etc.) to obtain or improve location information and/or provide enhanced location based services (e.g., emergency location service, commercial location service, internal location service, lawful intercept location service, etc.) to other devices or programs. For example, a first fixed wireless device may be configured to receive information that was obtained via a geospatial system, and determine whether it is able to establish a location fix based on this information. In response to determining that it is unable to establish a location fix based on the received information, the device may establish a communication group and/or collect additional location information from devices that belong to the communication group. The device may use this information to compute a new three-dimensional location fix, and use this new fix to provide the location based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC.
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 9832759
    Abstract: A dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) system includes a home subscriber server (HSS), a mobility management entity (MME), an eNodeB, a dynamic spectrum controller (DSC), and a dynamic spectrum policy controller (DPC). The DSC may receive resource allocation information from the DPC, and send updated information and instructions to the HSS. The HSS may be configured to receive information from the DSC, detect changes to HSS subscription information (e.g., user profile information), determine whether the changes affect the information managed/stored by an MME component, and send the detected changes to the MME component when the HSS determines that the changes affect the information managed/stored by the MME. The MME component may use the information included in the received messages to add, remove, or modify the MME's stored subscription information or user profile information. The MME component may then communicate these updates, additions, or changes to the HSS component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: RIVADA NETWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Nageswara Rao Deekshitha Devisetti, Samuel Smith
  • Publication number: 20170339014
    Abstract: A server computing device may be configured to perform dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) operations that include broadcasting a communication message that includes information advertising that a telecommunication resource in a first telecommunication network is available for allocation and use by wireless devices in a second telecommunication network, determining lease criteria parameters of a resource lease associated with the advertised telecommunication resource, determining network capability of the second telecommunication network, selecting one of a DSA Lite network configuration, DSA9 network configuration, and DSAX network configuration based on the determined network capability and determined lease criteria, determining configuration parameters for one or more nodes in each of the first and second telecommunication networks based on the selected network configuration, and sending the determined configuration parameters to components in each of the first and second networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 9826557
    Abstract: Methods and systems automatically allocate cellular communication network resources to emergency response personnel during emergency situations which are detected by call volumes exceeding a predetermined maximum. Access to cellular communication network resources is provided by dedicating a portion of communication radio resources to emergency response personnel use. By reserving radio resources for emergency communication purposes, emergency personnel are able to both initiate and receive calls or data sessions from both other mobile devices as well as conventional landline telephone stations. Qualified emergency response personnel can preregistered their phones and be assigned personal identification numbers to enable access to allocated network resources. Users can also be registered “on the fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: RIVADA NETWORKS LLC.
    Inventor: Clint Smith