Patents by Inventor David B. Gibbons

David B. Gibbons 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: 20160373209
    Abstract: An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion in which no further interaction with the network occurs regarding the transmitted segment. In some implementations, the duration of the transmission portion of each time period is sufficient to reach a steady-state throughput condition, which allows the traffic load status of the network or networks to be determined from rate measurements of file segment transmissions. A peak flow determination is made to assure that the delivery of file segments does not cause network congestion. The system has spurious peak rejection to avoid the false detection of network congestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, John M. BURNETTE, David B. GIBBONS
  • Patent number: 9378508
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining or “predicting” which media content files are popular or will be popular, and based on that determination, pre-delivering or “pre-positioning” media content files to user devices automatically and without intervention from users so that the media content will be already stored on users' devices when they later select the media content for viewing. The determination of a media content file's popularity may be based on one or more combinations of content statistics (e.g., view count, viewing rate, etc.). The decision to pre-position a media content file may also be based on user profile information (e.g., viewing history). The pre-positioning may be accomplished using transport technology that avoids further burdening the network, such as delivering in real-time using available surplus network capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Burnette, Nathan Clark, Jeffrey P. Harrang, David B. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 9143341
    Abstract: A computing system including a media content provider (MCP), a host device, a portable media content storage device (PMCSD), and a data communications network. In response to data communications being initiated between the PMCSD the host device, a data transfer application resident on the PMCSD is automatically executed to determine if any media content transfer instructions exist on the PMCSD or a MCP. The data transfer application resident on the PMCSD may be a portable application not requiring the installation of any configuration or support files to the host device or it may be an application having a boot process that installs configuration or support files to the host device prior to application execution. When one or more media content transfer instructions exists on the PMCSD or a MCP, the media content transfer instruction(s) is processed by the host device, to facilitate media content transfer between the PMCSD and the MCP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons, John M. Burnette
  • Patent number: 9065595
    Abstract: An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion in which no further interaction with the network occurs regarding the transmitted segment. In some implementations, the duration of the transmission portion of each time period is sufficient to reach a steady-state throughput condition, which allows the traffic load status of the network or networks to be determined from rate measurements of file segment transmissions. A peak flow determination is made to assure that the delivery of file segments does not cause network congestion. The system has spurious peak rejection to avoid the false detection of network congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, John M. Burnette, David B. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8886790
    Abstract: A networked computing system for optimizing network channel resources. The system includes a sender device, user equipment, a congestion sensing agent, a data transfer agent, and a data communications network facilitating data communications amongst all devices of the system. The networked computing system is configured to detect a portion of channel traffic that is associated with a first data type, detect a portion of the channel traffic that is associated with a second data type, and determine whether to modify at least one data transfer of the second data type based on a comparison of the portions of the channel traffic associated with the first data type and the second data type. The first data type may relate to either voice data communications or another high priority data type, and the second data type may relate to a media content file type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8824289
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a data structure that relates peak channel capacity to the quality of the wireless communication link. The wireless communication link quality forms an index to indicate the expected peak channel capacity for that particular quality value of the wireless communication link. The wireless device uses the data storage structure to determine an expected data transfer throughput based on the quality of the wireless communication link. A transfer rate lower than expected may indicate congestion in the core network or the RAN. In this case, the network may slow the data delivery from the data source or temporarily suspend delivery. Conversely, low data throughput may be the result of a poor quality wireless communication link. If the data structure indicates that the data throughput corresponds to the expected throughput for the quality value of the wireless communication link, the system need not take any steps to reduce congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Opanga Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Eamonn Gormley, Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8589508
    Abstract: An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion in which no further interaction with the network occurs regarding the transmitted segment. In some implementations, the duration of the transmission portion of each time period is sufficient to reach a steady-state throughput condition, which allows the traffic load status of the network or networks to be determined from rate measurements of file segment transmissions. The duration of the wait portion of each time period is at least long enough to limit the average rate of file segment transmission to adapt to network traffic load variations and avoid network congestion. Various techniques for measuring congestion are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons, John Michael Burnette
  • Patent number: 8583820
    Abstract: An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion in which no further interaction with the network occurs regarding the transmitted segment. In some implementations, the duration of the transmission portion of each time period is sufficient to reach a steady-state throughput condition, which allows the traffic load status of the network or networks to be determined from rate measurements of file segment transmissions. The duration of the wait portion of each time period is at least long enough to limit the average rate of file segment transmission to adapt to network traffic load variations and avoid network congestion. Various techniques for measuring congestion are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons, John Michael Burnette
  • Patent number: 8495196
    Abstract: A networked computing system for coordinating the distribution of burdensome media content using historical usage patterns. The networked computing system includes multiple network resources (e.g., wireless and wireline network access points) that provide communications service, user equipment, and data communications network facilitating data communications. Within the networked computing system, a current reference to a communications location of a user equipment can be evaluated to determine if a schedule for a media content transfer session should be modified based on a comparison of the current reference with historical references to one or more prior communications locations of the same user equipment. When it is determined that the schedule for the media content transfer session should be modified, a preferred network resource or a preferred device state, facilitating a less burdensome media content delivery, is determined for subsequent communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Harrang, David B. Gibbons, John M. Burnette
  • Patent number: 8463933
    Abstract: A user equipment for optimizing a media content delivery based on a state of resident resources. The user equipment may include a memory component having a resource manager application stored therein, one or more processor components, a resident power source, and a transceiver. The resource manager is configured to determine one or more device resource metrics, compare the device resources metric(s) to one or more corresponding device resource thresholds(s), and then generate an instruction to throttle a media content delivery when it is determined that at least one resource metric has exceeded a resource threshold value or that a local policy metric has achieved a local policy threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8406759
    Abstract: A networked computing system, including multiple radio access nodes (RANs), multiple radio communications controllers (RCCs), and a data communications network facilitating communications amongst the RANs and the RCCs of the system. A regional RAN receives a default eMIB associated with a first type of RAN (e.g., a macrocell, microcell, picocells, or femtocell RAN types) from a RCC, in response to a registration event of a RAN initialization process. The regional RAN maintains a dynamic eMIB comprising network operating parameters determined by various self-optimization processes. The network operating parameters of the dynamic eMIB are selected to fall within a range designated by the default eMIB. During a network failure condition, the regional RAN is configured to use a temporary eMIB comprising failure level operating parameters in order to mitigate network deficiencies caused by the network failure condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Eden Rock Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David J Ryan, David B Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20120244863
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed to dynamically alter service offerings to a user based on the available network resources. As network resources are diminished, the end user will see less available services so as to avoid diminished network performance. If network performance improvements, the system detects the improved network recourse availability and provides more offerings to the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Opanga Networks Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Burnette, Jeffrey P. Harrang, David B. Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20120106383
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a data structure that relates peak channel capacity to the quality of the wireless communication link. The wireless communication link quality forms an index to indicate the expected peak channel capacity for that particular quality value of the wireless communication link. The wireless device uses the data storage structure to determine an expected data transfer throughput based on the quality of the wireless communication link. A transfer rate lower than expected may indicate congestion in the core network or the RAN. In this case, the network may slow the data delivery from the data source or temporarily suspend delivery. Conversely, low data throughput may be the result of a poor quality wireless communication link. If the data structure indicates that the data throughput corresponds to the expected throughput for the quality value of the wireless communication link, the system need not take any steps to reduce congestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Eammon Gormley, Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20110320607
    Abstract: A networked computing system for coordinating the distribution of burdensome media content using historical usage patterns. The networked computing system includes multiple network resources (e.g., wireless and wireline network access points) that provide communications service, user equipment, and data communications network facilitating data communications. Within the networked computing system, a current reference to a communications location of a user equipment can be evaluated to determine if a schedule for a media content transfer session should be modified based on a comparison of the current reference with historical references to one or more prior communications locations of the same user equipment. When it is determined that the schedule for the media content transfer session should be modified, a preferred network resource or a preferred device state, facilitating a less burdensome media content delivery, is determined for subsequent communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Harrang, David B. Gibbons, John M. Burnette
  • Publication number: 20110270929
    Abstract: A networked computing system that is capable of detecting and coordinating the distribution of burdensome media content. The networked computing system includes one or more sending devices, one or more receiving devices, and a data communications network capable of facilitating data communications amongst all networked computing devices. In response to a sending or receiving device generating a data transfer request, an automatic determination is made as to whether the media content is burdensome to a portion of the data communications network over which the media content is to be transferred. The automatic determination may be made by a sending device, a receiving device, or another local network resource (such as a gateway). The determining device may then coordinate the media content transfer based on characteristics of the media content and available network resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons, C. James Judson
  • Publication number: 20110270692
    Abstract: A networked computing system capable of distributing commercial digital media content utilizing existing interpersonal resources of a social network service (SNS). The networked computing system includes a media content provider (MCP), multiple personal computing devices (PCDs), a SNS and a data communications network that facilitates data communications amongst the MCP, the PCDs, and the SNS. A registered user of the SNS at a first PCD is able to access media content emanating from a MCP based on a media content referral from a registered user of the same SNS at a second PCD. The SNS may operate as an agent for the MCP so that the MCP can use the SNS as a viral media content marketing utility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Opanga Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons, John M. Burnette
  • Patent number: 8019886
    Abstract: A system for improving digital data content delivery based on real time analysis of one or more network communications states. The networked computing system may include a network service provider device, a user equipment, a network link monitor, a data transfer agent, and a data communications network facilitating data communications amongst all devices of the networked computing system. The networked computing system may be configured to: detect at least one network communications metric, determine a network communications state associated with diminished communications throughput based on the detected at least one network communications metric, and then select an optimal rate for a data content transfer based on the determined network communications state. The network communications state may relate to either a state of network congestion or a state of reduced regional radio communications quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B Gibbons
  • Patent number: 7983688
    Abstract: A method of operating a communication system is disclosed. The method includes transmitting from a remote unit to a base station remote unit channel data. The remote unit channel is generated at the remote unit and includes data about a first portion of communication channels on which the call can be executed. The method also includes applying a channel selection method to the remote unit channel data and to base station channel data so as to select a communication channel from among the first portion of communication channels. The base station channel data is generated at the base station and includes data about a second portion of the communication channels. The method further includes executing a call on the selected communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Clearwire Legacy LLC
    Inventors: David B. Gibbons, Eamonn Gormley, Liang A. Hong, Elliott Hoole, Kamyar Moinzadeh
  • Patent number: 7978711
    Abstract: A system and method are described for broadcasting/multicasting content using surplus network capacity. The systems and methods are directed to solving the problem of how to simultaneously broadcast/multicast large content files to a plurality of users for later retrieval by using existing network capacity as opposed to being forced to add new capacity to handle peak demand. Generally, the methods comprise receiving data to be distributed, determining surplus network capacity, and distributing the data within the surplus network capacity to a plurality of subscriber devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, Chaz H Immendorf, David B Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20110131319
    Abstract: A networked computing system for optimizing network channel resources. The system includes a sender device, user equipment, a congestion sensing agent, a data transfer agent, and a data communications network facilitating data communications amongst all devices of the system. The networked computing system is configured to detect a portion of channel traffic that is associated with a first data type, detect a portion of the channel traffic that is associated with a second data type, and determine whether to modify at least one data transfer of the second data type based on a comparison of the portions of the channel traffic associated with the first data type and the second data type. The first data type may relate to either voice data communications or another high priority data type, and the second data type may relate to a media content file type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: JEFFREY PAUL HARRANG, DAVID B. GIBBONS