Patents by Inventor Elliott Hoole

Elliott Hoole 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: 20220046343
    Abstract: Architectures, methods and apparatus for providing data services (including enhanced ultra-high data rate services and IoT data services) which leverage existing managed network (e.g., cable network) infrastructure, while also providing support and in some cases utilizing the 3GPP requisite NSA functionality. Also disclosed are the ability to control nodes within the network via embedded control channels, some of which “repurpose” requisite 3GPP NSA infrastructure such as LTE anchor channels. In one variant, the premises devices include RF-enabled receivers (enhanced consumer premises equipment, or CPEe) configured to receive (and transmit) OFDM waveforms via a coaxial cable drop to the premises. In another aspect of the disclosure, methods and apparatus for use of one or more required NSA LTE channels for transmission of IoT user data (and control/management data) to one or more premises devices are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Elliott Hoole, Pratik Das
  • Publication number: 20220012805
    Abstract: Various embodiments comprise systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms and apparatus providing a low-latency trading platform and/or communications system wherein one or more remote client devices communicate with a proxy server via a first communications channel, the proxy server being tightly coupled to (co-located and directly communicating with) a programmable hardware platform configured to communicate with an equities exchange system via a second communications channel, the location of the proxy server and hardware platform being proximate that of at least one equities exchange system, wherein the proxy server is updated by client device communications defining trade execution profiles associated with each of a plurality of equities and corresponding trading strategies, and wherein the hardware platform executes equity trades in response to substantially real time data received from the equities exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Alec Hampton, Elliott Hoole, Diwelawatte P. Jayawardene, Ramneek S. Bali
  • Patent number: 11201839
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for parsing data traffic into queues for efficient routing and prioritization. In one embodiment, methods and apparatus for backhauling small cell data traffic using existing cable network infrastructure using DOCSIS Low Latency queue capabilities are provided. A data traffic classifier may use a two-stages sorting algorithm, including a first stage classification using IP address information and a second stage classification using differentiated services code point (DSCP) value information. In one implementation, the DSCP values of the data traffic are set using QoS Flow Identification (QFI) values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Elliott Hoole, Pratik Das
  • Publication number: 20210274228
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for content fragmentation, distribution, protection, and re-constitution within a content distribution network. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods enable distribution of content fragments to edge nodes (which may include user or subscriber CPE), thereby enabling edge networks or membership groups to be established wherein content can be shared solely at the edge. In one variant, high data bandwidth, symmetric uplink/downlink, low latency PHY links (e.g., 5G NR-compliant wireless interfaces) between the edge nodes participating in the edge networks or membership groups are used such that particular quality of service/experience performance requirements can be met. Distribution of the fragments also advantageously enhances redundancy and security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Diwelawatte Jayawardene, Pratik Das, Manish Jindal, Joshua Sanders, Elliott Hoole, Ramneek Bali
  • Patent number: 11102560
    Abstract: Architectures, methods and apparatus for providing data services (including enhanced ultra-high data rate services and IoT data services) which leverage existing managed network (e.g., cable network) infrastructure, while also providing support and in some cases utilizing the 3GPP requisite NSA functionality. Also disclosed are the ability to control nodes within the network via embedded control channels, some of which “repurpose” requisite 3GPP NSA infrastructure such as LTE anchor channels. In one variant, the premises devices include RF-enabled receivers (enhanced consumer premises equipment, or CPEe) configured to receive (and transmit) OFDM waveforms via a coaxial cable drop to the premises. In another aspect of the disclosure, methods and apparatus for use of one or more required NSA LTE channels for transmission of IoT user data (and control/management data) to one or more premises devices are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Elliott Hoole, Pratik Das
  • Publication number: 20210119941
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for parsing data traffic into queues for efficient routing and prioritization. In one embodiment, methods and apparatus for backhauling small cell data traffic using existing cable network infrastructure using DOCSIS Low Latency queue capabilities are provided. A data traffic classifier may use a two-stages sorting algorithm, including a first stage classification using IP address information and a second stage classification using differentiated services code point (DSCP) value information. In one implementation, the DSCP values of the data traffic are set using QoS Flow Identification (QFI) values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Elliott Hoole, Pratik Das
  • Patent number: 10939142
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for content fragmentation, distribution, protection, and re-constitution within a content distribution network. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods enable distribution of content fragments to edge nodes (which may include user or subscriber CPE), thereby enabling edge networks or membership groups to be established wherein content can be shared solely at the edge. In one variant, high data bandwidth, symmetric uplink/downlink, low latency PHY links (e.g., 5G NR-compliant wireless interfaces) between the edge nodes participating in the edge networks or membership groups are used such that particular quality of service/experience performance requirements can be met. Distribution of the fragments also advantageously enhances redundancy and security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Diwelawatte Jayawardene, Pratik Das, Manish Jindal, Joshua Sanders, Elliott Hoole, Ramneek Bali
  • Publication number: 20200412565
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for displaying data in an immersive environment wherein sensor (e.g., IoT sensor) data is aggregated via a gateway and various different types of air interfaces depending on application and location (e.g., LoRa, Wi-Fi, 5G NR, C-band, 60 GHz, CBRS, etc.), aggregated at a cloud service, processed through an analytics platform, and transmitted to a UI platform for display on a user interface. One implementation of displaying the sensor data comprises overlaying the sensor data in virtual reality in an immersive video wherein the video is a live stream from a 360-degree 8K camera. A user may interact with the overlaid sensor data within the user interface in a virtual environment to change settings to a desired degree. Artificial intelligence and machine learning may automatically suggest actions to the user or change settings based on sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Sanders, Elliott Hoole, Diwelawatte Jayawardene
  • Publication number: 20190320250
    Abstract: Architectures, methods and apparatus for providing data services (including enhanced ultra-high data rate services and IoT data services) which leverage existing managed network (e.g., cable network) infrastructure, while also providing support and in some cases utilizing the 3GPP requisite NSA functionality. Also disclosed are the ability to control nodes within the network via embedded control channels, some of which “repurpose” requisite 3GPP NSA infrastructure such as LTE anchor channels. In one variant, the premises devices include RF-enabled receivers (enhanced consumer premises equipment, or CPEe) configured to receive (and transmit) OFDM waveforms via a coaxial cable drop to the premises. In another apect of the disclosure, methods and apparatus for use of one or more required NSA LTE channels for transmission of IoT user data (and control/management data) to one or more premises devices are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Elliott Hoole, Pratik Das
  • Publication number: 20190268633
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for content fragmentation, distribution, protection, and re-constitution within a content distribution network. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods enable distribution of content fragments to edge nodes (which may include user or subscriber CPE), thereby enabling edge networks or membership groups to be established wherein content can be shared solely at the edge. In one variant, high data bandwidth, symmetric uplink/downlink, low latency PHY links (e.g., 5G NR-compliant wireless interfaces) between the edge nodes participating in the edge networks or membership groups are used such that particular quality of service/experience performance requirements can be met. Distribution of the fragments also advantageously enhances redundancy and security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: DIWELAWATTE JAYAWARDENE, PRATIK DAS, MANISH JINDAL, JOSHUA SANDERS, ELLIOTT HOOLE, RAMNEEK BALI
  • Patent number: 9900795
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for reducing an interference level associated with frequency drift in a wireless base station. The base station monitors an interference level in a frequency resource caused by a first frequency resource colliding with a second frequency resource. If the interference level is outside of an expected range, the base station adjusts a parameter of the base station such as a reference oscillator frequency to compensate for frequency drift. This method may be used in a femtocell wireless base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Elliott Hoole
  • Publication number: 20160080956
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for reducing an interference level associated with frequency drift in a wireless base station. The base station monitors an interference level in a frequency resource caused by a first frequency resource colliding with a second frequency resource. If the interference level is outside of an expected range, the base station adjusts a parameter of the base station such as a reference oscillator frequency to compensate for frequency drift. This method may be used in a femtocell wireless base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventor: Elliott HOOLE
  • Patent number: 9225620
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for reducing an interference level associated with frequency drift in a wireless base station. The base station monitors an interference level in a frequency resource caused by a first frequency resource colliding with a second frequency resource. If the interference level is outside of an expected range, the base station adjusts a parameter of the base station such as a reference oscillator frequency to compensate for frequency drift. This method may be used in a femtocell wireless base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Eden Rock Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Elliott Hoole
  • Patent number: 9088388
    Abstract: The high quality PCS communications are enabled in environments where adjacent PCS service bands operate with out-of-band harmonics that would otherwise interfere with the system's operation. The highly bandwidth-efficient communications method combines a form of time division duplex (TDD), frequency division duplex (FDD), time division multiple access (TDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), spatial diversity, and polarization diversity in various unique combinations. The method provides excellent fade resistance. The method enables changing a user's available bandwidth on demand by assigning additional TDMA slots during the user's session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Siavash Alamouti, Eduardo F. Casas, Michael Hirano, Elliott Hoole, Mary Jesse, David G. Michelson, Patrick Poon, Gregory J. Veintimilla, Hongliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9088314
    Abstract: A method is provided for reducing the peak power level in a combination of orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) tones. The method is particularly effective when the information to be communicated is digital data consisting of long patterns of “1”s or “0”s. The digital data of the message is combined with a scrambling vector before the data is modulated. The randomization of data patterns, in turn, leads to a more random combination of OFDM tone amplitude being transmitted. The message is recovered at the receiver by removing the scrambling vector. An OFDM communication system using the above-described method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Salvador Garcia, Jr., Eamonn Gormley, Elliott Hoole
  • Patent number: 8965376
    Abstract: A networked computing system for assigning regional wireless communications based on ancillary device feedback. The network computing system includes a radio communications controller, one or more transceiver device(s), user equipment, and data communications network facilitating data communications amongst the wireless communications devices of the networked computing system. The radio communications controller may be configured to receive a feedback communication from a network transceiver device capable of detecting ancillary wireless communications, and then determine whether an alternate service provider resource exists for providing wireless data communications service to the user equipment within the data communications network, based on the received feedback communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eden Rock Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Elliott Hoole
  • Patent number: 8953588
    Abstract: Mobile communication data received at the sending based transceiver station via a radio frequency transmission is received a packet data network from a sending base transceiver station. The mobile communication data is forwarded to a base station controller via an interface defined at least in part by a third party base station controller vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Elliott Hoole, Steve McMeekin, William M. Stevens, Donald P. Wahlstrom, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140315553
    Abstract: A networked computing system for assigning regional wireless communications based on ancillary device feedback. The network computing system includes a radio communications controller, one or more transceiver device(s), user equipment, and data communications network facilitating data communications amongst the wireless communications devices of the networked computing system. The radio communications controller may be configured to receive a feedback communication from a network transceiver device capable of detecting ancillary wireless communications, and then determine whether an alternate service provider resource exists for providing wireless data communications service to the user equipment within the data communications network, based on the received feedback communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Elliott HOOLE
  • Patent number: 8811992
    Abstract: A networked computing system for assigning regional wireless communications based on ancillary device feedback. The network computing system includes a radio communications controller, one or more transceiver device(s), user equipment, and data communications network facilitating data communications amongst the wireless communications devices of the networked computing system. The radio communications controller may be configured to receive a feedback communication from a network transceiver device capable of detecting ancillary wireless communications, and then determine whether an alternate service provider resource exists for providing wireless data communications service to the user equipment within the data communications network, based on the received feedback communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Eden Rock Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Elliott Hoole
  • Publication number: 20140226704
    Abstract: A method is provided for reducing the peak power level in a combination of orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) tones. The method is particularly effective when the information to be communicated is digital data consisting of long patterns of “1”s or “0”s. The digital data of the message is combined with a scrambling vector before the data is modulated. The randomization of data patterns, in turn, leads to a more random combination of OFDM tone amplitude being transmitted. The message is recovered at the receiver by removing the scrambling vector. An OFDM communication system using the above-described method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Salvador Garcia, JR., Eamonn Gormley, Elliott Hoole