Patents by Inventor David Gibbons

David 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).

  • Patent number: 11303725
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g. a pre-delivery of content) within predetermined delivery windows and/or during suitable pre-delivery conditions are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, select a delivery window that satisfies one or more pre-delivery policy conditions associated with pre-delivery of content to the user device, and cause the content to be delivered to the user device upon commencement of the selected delivery window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, Ben Hadorn, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10924577
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering fractions of content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g., a pre-delivery of content) are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, determine a fraction (e.g., size) of the content available for pre-delivery that satisfies one or more predicted content playback conditions, and causes the determined fraction of the content available for pre-delivery to be delivered to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, Giles Westerfield, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20210021532
    Abstract: A method includes examining a first data packet transmitted to a first network equipment from a second network equipment. A data flow type of the first data packet is determined. If the data flow type is determined to be the first type of data flow, determining a delivery throughput of the first data packet to the first network equipment over a data flow path. The determined delivery performance of the first data packet is compared to an expected peak data throughput capacity for a data packet transmitted to the first network equipment from the second network equipment. Transmission of data packets to the first network equipment is paced if the comparison of the determined delivery performance and the expected peak data throughput capacity indicates a congestion exists over the data flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: John BURNETTE, Ben HADORN, Jeffrey HARRANG, David GIBBONS
  • Publication number: 20210006463
    Abstract: An intelligent agent monitors operation of at least one software virtualized network (VN). Context information associated with the VN is used to analyze a state of the VN. At least one configuration change is caused to the VN in response to analysis of the state of the VN. A change is identified to the state of the VN caused by the configuration change. A determination is made as to whether or not the change to the state of the VN is an improvement to operation of the VN. A response to the determination is made by causing at least one other configuration change to the VN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: David Gibbon, Thomas Kirk, Behzad Shahraray, John Murray, Mazin Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10834002
    Abstract: A method includes examining a first data packet transmitted to a first network equipment from a second network equipment. A data flow type of the first data packet is determined. If the data flow type is determined to be the first type of data flow, determining a delivery throughput of the first data packet to the first network equipment over a data flow path. The determined delivery performance of the first data packet is compared to an expected peak data throughput capacity for a data packet transmitted to the first network equipment from the second network equipment. Transmission of data packets to the first network equipment is paced if the comparison of the determined delivery performance and the expected peak data throughput capacity indicates a congestion exists over the data flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: John Burnette, Ben Hadorn, Jeffrey Harrang, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10834650
    Abstract: A method includes identifying one or more elephant flows operated by a plurality of user equipment (UE) terminals located in a first coverage area, comparing the one or more elephant flows to threshold characteristics, determining whether the coverage area is congested, causing handover of the plurality of UE terminals from the first coverage area when the one or more elephant flows exceed the threshold characteristics and the first coverage area is congested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Hadorn, Jeffrey P. Harrang, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10812329
    Abstract: An intelligent agent monitors operation of at least one software virtualized network (VN). Context information associated with the VN is used to analyze a state of the VN. At least one configuration change is caused to the VN in response to analysis of the state of the VN. A change is identified to the state of the VN caused by the configuration change. A determination is made as to whether or not the change to the state of the VN is an improvement to operation of the VN. A response to the determination is made by causing at least one other configuration change to the VN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Gibbon, Thomas Kirk, Behzad Shahraray, John Murray, Mazin Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20200084294
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g. a pre-delivery of content) within predetermined delivery windows and/or during suitable pre-delivery conditions are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, select a delivery window that satisfies one or more pre-delivery policy conditions associated with pre-delivery of content to the user device, and cause the content to be delivered to the user device upon commencement of the selected delivery window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, Ben HADORN, John BURNETTE, David GIBBONS
  • Patent number: 10567988
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a data flow between a user equipment in a radio access network (RAN) and a content provider, measuring a delivery performance between the user equipment and a transport manager by inspecting a plurality of data packets in the data flow, and inferring control information associated with the data flow using the measured delivery performance. The transport manager is connected between the RAN and the content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, John Burnette, David Gibbons, David Ryan, Benjamin Hadorn
  • Publication number: 20200037221
    Abstract: A method includes identifying one or more elephant flows operated by a plurality of user equipment (UE) terminals located in a first coverage area, comparing the one or more elephant flows to threshold characteristics, determining whether the coverage area is congested, causing handover of the plurality of UE terminals from the first coverage area when the one or more elephant flows exceed the threshold characteristics and the first coverage area is congested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ben HADORN, Jeffrey P. HARRANG, John BURNETTE, David GIBBONS
  • Patent number: 10511688
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g. a pre-delivery of content) within predetermined delivery windows and/or during suitable pre-delivery conditions are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, select a delivery window that satisfies one or more pre-delivery policy conditions associated with pre-delivery of content to the user device, and cause the content to be delivered to the user device upon commencement of the selected delivery window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, Ben Hadorn, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10383022
    Abstract: A method includes identifying one or more elephant flows operated by a plurality of user equipment (UE) terminals located in a first coverage area, comparing the one or more elephant flows to threshold characteristics, determining whether the coverage area is congested, causing handover of the plurality of UE terminals from the first coverage area when the one or more elephant flows exceed the threshold characteristics and the first coverage area is congested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Hadorn, Jeffrey P. Harrang, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10371532
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing at least one information feed are disclosed. For example, the method receives at least one content via at least one automated feed. The method associates the at least one content to one or more geographical locations on a map, wherein the one or more geographical locations are determined from the at least one content. The method then presents an access to the at least one content to a user via the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, David Gibbon, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20190215273
    Abstract: A method includes examining a first data packet transmitted to a first network equipment from a second network equipment. A data flow type of the first data packet is determined. If the data flow type is determined to be the first type of data flow, determining a delivery throughput of the first data packet to the first network equipment over a data flow path. The determined delivery performance of the first data packet is compared to an expected peak data throughput capacity for a data packet transmitted to the first network equipment from the second network equipment. Transmission of data packets to the first network equipment is paced if the comparison of the determined delivery performance and the expected peak data throughput capacity indicates a congestion exists over the data flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: John BURNETTE, Ben HADORN, Jeffrey HARRANG, David GIBBONS
  • Publication number: 20190191003
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering fractions of content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g., a pre-delivery of content) are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, determine a fraction (e.g., size) of the content available for pre-delivery that satisfies one or more predicted content playback conditions, and causes the determined fraction of the content available for pre-delivery to be delivered to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, Giles WESTERFIELD, John BURNETTE, David GIBBONS
  • Patent number: 10270700
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing and pacing data flows are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may select a data flow for management, the data flow being transmitted from a first network equipment to a second network equipment, determine, at a third network equipment, a delivery performance of the data flow being transmitted to the second network equipment, detect network congestion based on the determined delivery performance of the data flow being transmitted to the second network equipment, and pace, at the third network device and based on the detected network congestion, delivery of the data flow to the second network equipment by reducing a rate at which the data flow is delivered to the second network equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: John Burnette, Ben Hadorn, Jeffrey Harrang, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10250711
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering fractions of content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g., a pre-delivery of content) are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, determine a fraction (e.g., size) of the content available for pre-delivery that satisfies one or more predicted content playback conditions, and causes the determined fraction of the content available for pre-delivery to be delivered to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, Giles Westerfield, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20190044802
    Abstract: An intelligent agent monitors operation of at least one software virtualized network (VN). Context information associated with the VN is used to analyze a state of the VN. At least one configuration change is caused to the VN in response to analysis of the state of the VN. A change is identified to the state of the VN caused by the configuration change. A determination is made as to whether or not the change to the state of the VN is an improvement to operation of the VN. A response to the determination is made by causing at least one other configuration change to the VN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: David Gibbon, Thomas Kirk, Behzad Shahraray, John Murray, Mazin Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10079712
    Abstract: A brokering device that manages multimedia information includes an interface device having access to a network and a multimedia service provider. The interface device enables selection of multimedia information from the network, and provides the selected multimedia information to a plurality of locations without requiring the user to specify a protocol associated with the multimedia information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10036570
    Abstract: A baffle arrangement disposed within the exhaust flue of a fuel-burning water heater promotes heat transfer from exhausted combustion by-products to the water storage chamber. The baffle arrangement has an elongate planar base and plural exhaust-directing fins spaced along opposite sides of the base. Each fin is a planar body extending perpendicularly from the base at an acute upward angle from a longitudinal centerline to a respective side of the base. The fins deflect combustion by-products laterally outwardly within the flue to promote heat transfer. The fins are of selected configurations generally increasing in surface area upwardly along the planar base for selectively controlling pressure drop within the exhaust flue. Hanger tabs project outwardly from the upper end of the base to suspend the baffle arrangement within the flue. The planar base, hanger tabs and exhaust-directing fins are formed integrally from a unitary body of sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Qian Zhang, Jiang Yin, Gary Flatness, David Gibbons