Patents by Inventor Daniel Rice

Daniel Rice 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: 20220003245
    Abstract: A fan can include a motor for driving a set of blades to move a volume of air about a space. A cage can be provided to encase the set of blades to protect the fan, as well as permit a volume of air to move through the cage. A mount bracket couples to the cage, and can include a first portion including a first pair of hooks connecting the first portion to the cage, with the first portion including a pair of apertures and an attachment feature, and a second portion including a second pair of hooks connecting the first portion to the cage, with the second portion including a pair of extensions configured to secure to the first portion at the pair of apertures. The attachment feature is configured to couple an accessory to the cage via the mount bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Rice
  • Patent number: 11006318
    Abstract: A mesh network may be established between a plurality of access points to facilitate load balancing for one or more of the access points. The mesh network may define a plurality of communication routes through the access points having capabilities sufficient to facilitate or mimic communications underperforming or being unavailable at the access point requesting load balancing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Tian, Daniel Rice, Justin Colwell, Neeharika Allanki
  • Patent number: 10892882
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improved duplex communications in an RF cable network comprising a plurality of CMs. In one embodiment, a system includes a CMTS operable to transmit downstream communications to the CMs and to process upstream communications from the CMs. The system also includes a duplex RF communication path between the CMTS and the CMs. The CMTS is further operable to transmit a control signal that directs a first of the CMs to transmit, to direct the remaining CMs to receive the transmission from the first CM, to direct the CMs to report received power levels of the transmission from the first CM, and to calculate RF isolations of the remaining CMs with respect to the first CM based on the reported power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Belal Hamzeh, Thomas H. Williams, Daniel Rice, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Publication number: 20200305077
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein provide for the aggregation of a plurality of wireless base stations for access by a Mobile Central Office (MCO) communicating with user equipment (UEs) through a network. In one embodiment, a communication system includes a first plurality of wireless base stations, each being operable to communicate with UEs. The system also includes a base station aggregator operable to aggregate the wireless base stations into a virtual base station, and to interface with the MCO. The base station aggregator is further operable to process a request from the MCO for access to communications provided by the virtual base station, to grant the request, to intermediate on behalf of the MCO, and to exchange communications between the MCO and a UE subscribing to the MCO and operating within the coverage of the virtual base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: BERNARD McKIBBEN, MARK J. POLETTI, KYUNG MUN, DANIEL RICE
  • Publication number: 20200244353
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring an optical network are described. An optical device may receive a data signal. The optical device may send the data signal to a test port. A measuring device may measure characteristics associated with the data signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Venk Mutalik, Daniel Rice, John Paul Fioroni
  • Patent number: 10681630
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein provide for the aggregation of a plurality of wireless base stations for access by a Mobile Central Office (MCO) communicating with user equipment (UEs) through a network. In one embodiment, a communication system includes a first plurality of wireless base stations, each being operable to communicate with UEs. The system also includes a base station aggregator operable to aggregate the wireless base stations into a virtual base station, and to interface with the MCO. The base station aggregator is further operable to process a request from the MCO for access to communications provided by the virtual base station, to grant the request, to intermediate on behalf of the MCO, and to exchange communications between the MCO and a UE subscribing to the MCO and operating within the coverage of the virtual base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard McKibben, Mark J. Poletti, Kyung Mun, Daniel Rice
  • Patent number: 10608897
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing broadband profile management in a cable network are disclosed. The method may include establishing a network connection with a cable modem termination System (CMTS) and discovering OFDM channels utilized by the cable network where each of the OFDM channels includes a plurality of OFDM subcarriers. In addition, a current set of profiles for the cable network is discovered and each of the profiles defines a modulation order for each of the plurality of OFDM subcarriers in each OFDM channel. Signal quality values are obtained for the plurality of OFDM subcarriers to generate a mapping between the signal quality values and the OFDM subcarriers, and a plurality of profiles are generated based upon the mapping between the signal quality values and the OFDM subcarriers. Then each of the cable modems is assigned to one of the plurality of profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Broadband Inc.
    Inventors: Jason K. Schnitzer, Daniel Rice, David Early
  • Publication number: 20190394015
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improved duplex communications in an RF cable network comprising a plurality of CMs. In one embodiment, a system includes a CMTS operable to transmit downstream communications to the CMs and to process upstream communications from the CMs. The system also includes a duplex RF communication path between the CMTS and the CMs. The CMTS is further operable to transmit a control signal that directs a first of the CMs to transmit, to direct the remaining CMs to receive the transmission from the first CM, to direct the CMs to report received power levels of the transmission from the first CM, and to calculate RF isolations of the remaining CMs with respect to the first CM based on the reported power levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Belal Hamzeh, Thomas H. Williams, Daniel Rice, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Patent number: 10432388
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improved duplex communications in an RF cable network comprising a plurality of CMs. In one embodiment, a system includes a CMTS operable to transmit downstream communications to the CMs and to process upstream communications from the CMs. The system also includes a duplex RF communication path between the CMTS and the CMs. The CMTS is further operable to transmit a control signal that directs a first of the CMs to transmit, to direct the remaining CMs to receive the transmission from the first CM, to direct the CMs to report received power levels of the transmission from the first CM, and to calculate RF isolations of the remaining CMs with respect to the first CM based on the reported power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Belal Hamzeh, Thomas H. Williams, Daniel Rice, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Publication number: 20190068354
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improved duplex communications in an RF cable network comprising a plurality of CMs. In one embodiment, a system includes a CMTS operable to transmit downstream communications to the CMs and to process upstream communications from the CMs. The system also includes a duplex RF communication path between the CMTS and the CMs. The CMTS is further operable to transmit a control signal that directs a first of the CMs to transmit, to direct the remaining CMs to receive the transmission from the first CM, to direct the CMs to report received power levels of the transmission from the first CM, and to calculate RF isolations of the remaining CMs with respect to the first CM based on the reported power levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Belal Hamzeh, Thomas H. Williams, Daniel Rice, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Publication number: 20190037494
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein provide for the aggregation of a plurality of wireless base stations for access by a Mobile Central Office (MCO) communicating with user equipment (UEs) through a network. In one embodiment, a communication system includes a first plurality of wireless base stations, each being operable to communicate with UEs. The system also includes a base station aggregator operable to aggregate the wireless base stations into a virtual base station, and to interface with the MCO. The base station aggregator is further operable to process a request from the MCO for access to communications provided by the virtual base station, to grant the request, to intermediate on behalf of the MCO, and to exchange communications between the MCO and a UE subscribing to the MCO and operating within the coverage of the virtual base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: BERNARD McKIBBEN, MARK J. POLETTI, KYUNG MUN, DANIEL RICE
  • Patent number: 10148408
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improved duplex communications in an RF cable network comprising a plurality of CMs. In one embodiment, a system includes a CMTS operable to transmit downstream communications to the CMs and to process upstream communications from the CMs. The system also includes a duplex RF communication path between the CMTS and the CMs. The CMTS is further operable to transmit a control signal that directs a first of the CMs to transmit, to direct the remaining CMs to receive the transmission from the first CM, to direct the CMs to report received power levels of the transmission from the first CM, and to calculate RF isolations of the remaining CMs with respect to the first CM based on the reported power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Belal Hamzeh, Thomas H. Williams, Daniel Rice, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Patent number: 10098064
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein provide for the aggregation of a plurality of wireless base stations for access by a Mobile Central Office (MCO) communicating with user equipment (UEs) through a network. In one embodiment, a communication system includes a first plurality of wireless base stations, each being operable to communicate with UEs. The system also includes a base station aggregator operable to aggregate the wireless base stations into a virtual base station, and to interface with the MCO. The base station aggregator is further operable to process a request from the MCO for access to communications provided by the virtual base station, to grant the request, to intermediate on behalf of the MCO, and to exchange communications between the MCO and a UE subscribing to the MCO and operating within the coverage of the virtual base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard McKibben, Kyung Mun, Mark Poletti, Daniel Rice
  • Publication number: 20180131582
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing broadband profile management in a cable network are disclosed. The method may include establishing a network connection with a cable modem termination System (CMTS) and discovering OFDM channels utilized by the cable network where each of the OFDM channels includes a plurality of OFDM subcarriers. In addition, a current set of profiles for the cable network is discovered and each of the profiles defines a modulation order for each of the plurality of OFDM subcarriers in each OFDM channel. Signal quality values are obtained for the plurality of OFDM subcarriers to generate a mapping between the signal quality values and the OFDM subcarriers, and a plurality of profiles are generated based upon the mapping between the signal quality values and the OFDM subcarriers. Then each of the cable modems is assigned to one of the plurality of profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jason K. Schnitzer, Daniel Rice, David Early
  • Publication number: 20170373820
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improved duplex communications in an RF cable network comprising a plurality of CMs. In one embodiment, a system includes a CMTS operable to transmit downstream communications to the CMs and to process upstream communications from the CMs. The system also includes a duplex RF communication path between the CMTS and the CMs. The CMTS is further operable to transmit a control signal that directs a first of the CMs to transmit, to direct the remaining CMs to receive the transmission from the first CM, to direct the CMs to report received power levels of the transmission from the first CM, and to calculate RF isolations of the remaining CMs with respect to the first CM based on the reported power levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: BELAL HAMZEH, THOMAS H. WILLIAMS, DANIEL RICE, LUIS ALBERTO CAMPOS
  • Patent number: 9762377
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improved duplex communications in an RF cable network comprising a plurality of CMs. In one embodiment, a system includes a CMTS operable to transmit downstream communications to the CMs and to process upstream communications from the CMs. The system also includes a duplex RF communication path between the CMTS and the CMs. The CMTS is further operable to transmit a control signal that directs a first of the CMs to transmit, to direct the remaining CMs to receive the transmission from the first CM, to direct the CMs to report received power levels of the transmission from the first CM, and to calculate RF isolations of the remaining CMs with respect to the first CM based on the reported power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Belal Hamzeh, Thomas H. Williams, Daniel Rice, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Publication number: 20170188266
    Abstract: A mesh network may be established between a plurality of access points to facilitate load balancing for one or more of the access points. The mesh network may define a plurality of communication routes through the access points having capabilities sufficient to facilitate or mimic communications underperforming or being unavailable at the access point requesting load balancing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Jun Tian, Daniel Rice, Justin Colwell, Neeharika Allanki
  • Publication number: 20170093555
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for improved duplex communications in an RF cable network comprising a plurality of CMs. In one embodiment, a system includes a CMTS operable to transmit downstream communications to the CMs and to process upstream communications from the CMs. The system also includes a duplex RF communication path between the CMTS and the CMs. The CMTS is further operable to transmit a control signal that directs a first of the CMs to transmit, to direct the remaining CMs to receive the transmission from the first CM, to direct the CMs to report received power levels of the transmission from the first CM, and to calculate RF isolations of the remaining CMs with respect to the first CM based on the reported power levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Belal Hamzeh, Thomas H. Williams, Daniel Rice, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Patent number: 9596622
    Abstract: A mesh network may be established between a plurality of access points to facilitate load balancing for one or more of the access points. The mesh network may define a plurality of communication routes through the access points having capabilities sufficient to facilitate or mimic communications underperforming or being unavailable at the access point requesting load balancing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Tian, Daniel Rice, Justin Colwell, Neeharika Allanki
  • Patent number: D942837
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventor: Daniel Rice