Patents by Inventor David Marshack

David Marshack 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: 10903885
    Abstract: An apparatus includes feeds to form analog beams. The feeds are divided into panels. The apparatus includes processing circuitry that divides a target area for communications coverage into regions, including a first region and a second region neighboring each other. The processing circuitry generates, for the first region, a first plurality of analog beams, forming a first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the first cluster from the first plurality of analog beams, a first plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a first arrangement in the first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, for the second region, a second plurality of analog beams, forming a second cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the second cluster from the second plurality of analog beams, a second plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a second arrangement that is adjacent to the first plurality of hybrid beams in the first arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10750503
    Abstract: Information associated with a communication service need of the user is received from a user of a client computer system. A set of communication service requirements that indicate satellite resources required to satisfy the communication service need of the user are computed based on the received information, and transmitted to a server computer system. A first beam plan that satisfies the set of communication service requirements is received from the server computer system. The first beam plan includes information on satellite beams and spectra for allocation to the user when the first beam plan is deployed to provide a communication service to the user that satisfies the communication service need of the user. Instructions are transmitted to the server computer system to deploy the first beam plan. Information is received from the server computer system indicating that the first beam plan is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Michael Mandell, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, Erik Halvorson, David Marshack
  • Publication number: 20200244328
    Abstract: An apparatus includes feeds to form analog beams. The feeds are divided into panels. The apparatus includes processing circuitry that divides a target area for communications coverage into regions, including a first region and a second region neighboring each other. The processing circuitry generates, for the first region, a first plurality of analog beams, forming a first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the first cluster from the first plurality of analog beams, a first plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a first arrangement in the first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, for the second region, a second plurality of analog beams, forming a second cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the second cluster from the second plurality of analog beams, a second plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a second arrangement that is adjacent to the first plurality of hybrid beams in the first arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Publication number: 20200186220
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of feeds that form analog beams. The plurality of feeds is divided into a plurality of panels, each panel including one or more feeds from the plurality of feeds. The apparatus also includes processing circuitry, which determines a target area for communications coverage and divides the target area into a plurality of regions. The processing circuitry generates, for each region, a plurality of analog beams. A subset of panels of the plurality of panels generates one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams. The plurality of analog beams covering each region forms a cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in each cluster, one or more hybrid beams. Each hybrid beam is a digital beam that is generated by combining one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams corresponding to the cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10554276
    Abstract: An apparatus includes feeds to form analog beams. The feeds are divided into panels. The apparatus includes processing circuitry that divides a target area for communications coverage into regions, including a first region and a second region neighboring each other. The processing circuitry generates, for the first region, a first plurality of analog beams, forming a first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the first cluster from the first plurality of analog beams, a first plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a first arrangement in the first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, for the second region, a second plurality of analog beams, forming a second cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the second cluster from the second plurality of analog beams, a second plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a second arrangement that is adjacent to the first plurality of hybrid beams in the first arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10536202
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of feeds that form analog beams. The plurality of feeds is divided into a plurality of panels, each panel including one or more feeds from the plurality of feeds. The apparatus also includes processing circuitry, which determines a target area for communications coverage and divides the target area into a plurality of regions. The processing circuitry generates, for each region, a plurality of analog beams. A subset of panels of the plurality of panels generates one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams. The plurality of analog beams covering each region forms a cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in each cluster, one or more hybrid beams. Each hybrid beam is a digital beam that is generated by combining one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams corresponding to the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10523311
    Abstract: A request from a client to generate a beam plan for a satellite may be received. In response to receiving a request from the client to generate the beam plan for the satellite, a beam plan for the satellite that satisfies the request may be obtained. The beam plan may be provided to a protection module. The beam plan may be determined to satisfy the protection module. In response to determining that the beam plan satisfies the protection module, the beam plan may be transmitted to the satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Kythera Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10511378
    Abstract: Fade conditions are determined for each gateway in gateway clusters of a set of gateway clusters. A proper subset of the gateway clusters is selected based on the fade conditions determined for each gateway. A beam plan is determined based on the proper subset of the gateway clusters. The beam plan is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10498378
    Abstract: A beam plan that defines beams generated by a satellite that satisfy a set of communication service requirements is obtained. Fade condition information that indicates an amount of fade at particular geographic areas for one or more of the beams is obtained. A modification to the beam plan that mitigates the amount of fade at the particular geographic areas for the one or more of the beams is determined. The beam plan is modified based on the determined modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Erik Halvorson, Michael Mandell, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, David Marshack
  • Publication number: 20190115975
    Abstract: Fade conditions are determined for each gateway in gateway clusters of a set of gateway clusters. A proper subset of the gateway clusters is selected based on the fade conditions determined for each gateway. A beam plan is determined based on the proper subset of the gateway clusters. The beam plan is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Publication number: 20190028166
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of feeds that form analog beams. The plurality of feeds is divided into a plurality of panels, each panel including one or more feeds from the plurality of feeds. The apparatus also includes processing circuitry, which determines a target area for communications coverage and divides the target area into a plurality of regions. The processing circuitry generates, for each region, a plurality of analog beams. A subset of panels of the plurality of panels generates one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams. The plurality of analog beams covering each region forms a cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in each cluster, one or more hybrid beams. Each hybrid beam is a digital beam that is generated by combining one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams corresponding to the cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10116380
    Abstract: A request to register a function of the application module with a system manager may be received. The request may describe one or more inputs to the function, one or more outputs of the function that are used to generate a beam plan for a satellite, and one or more capabilities that the satellite must have for the function to be used. It may be determined whether one or more capabilities of the satellite satisfy the described one or more capabilities that the satellite must have for the function to be used. In response to determining satisfaction, an indication that the function of the application is available may be provided to a client. A request may be received from the client to generate the beam plan for the satellite using the function. The beam plan for the satellite may be obtained using the one or more outputs of the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kythera Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10004073
    Abstract: Information associated with a communication service need of the user is received from a user of a client computer system. A set of communication service requirements that indicate satellite resources required to satisfy the communication service need of the user are computed based on the received information, and transmitted to a server computer system. A first beam plan that satisfies the set of communication service requirements is received from the server computer system. The first beam plan includes information on satellite beams and spectra for allocation to the user when the first beam plan is deployed to provide a communication service to the user that satisfies the communication service need of the user. Instructions are transmitted to the server computer system to deploy the first beam plan. Information is received from the server computer system indicating that the first beam plan is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Michael Mandell, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, Erik Halvorson, David Marshack
  • Patent number: 9985706
    Abstract: Information associated with a communication service need of the user is received from a user of a client computer system. A set of communication service requirements that indicate satellite resources required to satisfy the communication service need of the user are computed based on the received information, and transmitted to a server computer system. A first beam plan that satisfies the set of communication service requirements is received from the server computer system. The first beam plan includes information on satellite beams and spectra for allocation to the user when the first beam plan is deployed to provide a communication service to the user that satisfies the communication service need of the user. Instructions are transmitted to the server computer system to deploy the first beam plan. Information is received from the server computer system indicating that the first beam plan is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Michael Mandell, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, Erik Halvorson, David Marshack
  • Publication number: 20180123674
    Abstract: An apparatus includes feeds to form analog beams. The feeds are divided into panels. The apparatus includes processing circuitry that divides a target area for communications coverage into regions, including a first region and a second region neighboring each other. The processing circuitry generates, for the first region, a first plurality of analog beams, forming a first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the first cluster from the first plurality of analog beams, a first plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a first arrangement in the first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, for the second region, a second plurality of analog beams, forming a second cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the second cluster from the second plurality of analog beams, a second plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a second arrangement that is adjacent to the first plurality of hybrid beams in the first arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 9887765
    Abstract: A request from a client to generate a beam plan for a satellite may be received. In response to receiving a request from the client to generate the beam plan for the satellite, a beam plan for the satellite that satisfies the request may be obtained. The beam plan may be provided to a protection module. The beam plan may be determined to satisfy the protection module. In response to determining that the beam plan satisfies the protection module, the beam plan may be transmitted to the satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kythera Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 9748989
    Abstract: A beam plan that defines beams generated by a satellite that satisfy a set of communication service requirements is obtained. Fade condition information that indicates an amount of fade at particular geographic areas for one or more of the beams is obtained. A modification to the beam plan that mitigates the amount of fade at the particular geographic areas for the one or more of the beams is determined. The beam plan is modified based on the determined modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Erik Halvorson, Michael Mandell, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, David Marshack
  • Patent number: 9680559
    Abstract: Information associated with a communication service need of the user is received from a user of a client computer system. A set of communication service requirements that indicate satellite resources required to satisfy the communication service need of the user are computed based on the received information, and transmitted to a server computer system. A first beam plan that satisfies the set of communication service requirements is received from the server computer system. The first beam plan includes information on satellite beams and spectra for allocation to the user when the first beam plan is deployed to provide a communication service to the user that satisfies the communication service need of the user. Instructions are transmitted to the server computer system to deploy the first beam plan. Information is received from the server computer system indicating that the first beam plan is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Michael Mandell, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, Erik Halvorson, David Marshack
  • Patent number: 9595989
    Abstract: A beam plan that defines beams generated by a satellite that satisfy a set of communication service requirements is obtained. Fade condition information that indicates an amount of fade at particular geographic areas for one or more of the beams is obtained. A modification to the beam plan that mitigates the amount of fade at the particular geographic areas for the one or more of the beams is determined. The beam plan is modified based on the determined modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Erik Halvorson, Michael Mandell, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, David Marshack
  • Patent number: 9568589
    Abstract: In one implementation, receive signals may be received by a satellite using corresponding receive elements. The receive signals may form one or more receive beams at one or more receive frequency channels. Transmit signals may be calculated by the satellite by linearly combining the obtained receive signals using transform data. The calculated transmit signals may form one or more transmit beams at one or more transmit frequency channels. The calculated transmit signals may be transmitted by the satellite using corresponding transmit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mandell, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Jeffrey Freedman, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markely, Erik Halvorson, David Marshack