Patents by Inventor Gene W. Marsh

Gene W. Marsh 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: 20220014994
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different co-located APs are described. The device may receive, from a first AP, information corresponding to a second AP of the co-located APs. The information corresponding to the second AP may include state information of the second AP. The device may establish a first wireless link with the first AP using a first frequency of the first AP and establish a second wireless link with the second AP using a second frequency which is different than the first frequency. The device may simultaneously receive first data from the first AP and second data from the second AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Wi-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Patent number: 11134426
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Publication number: 20210289016
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating data and a single frequency network configured to perform the method are disclosed. A content stream of data packets is received, and the data packets in the content stream are formatted in accordance with a first protocol. Information identifying a container size established for the content stream is received. The data packets formatted in accordance with the first protocol are fragmented and packed to form data units formatted in accordance with a second protocol, and the data units are sized based on the container size. The data units formatted in accordance with the second protocol are encapsulated to form second protocol data packets. The second protocol data packets are provided to a transmitter that is synchronized to one or more transmitters in a single frequency network so that each transmitter in the single frequency network broadcasts a same signal that includes the second protocol data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc
    Inventors: Brian D. Petry, Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S. Govind, William S. Burchill, Seema Madan
  • Patent number: 11057449
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating data and a single frequency network configured to perform the method are disclosed. A content stream of data packets is received, and the data packets in the content stream are formatted in accordance with a first protocol. Information identifying a container size established for the content stream is received. The data packets formatted in accordance with the first protocol are fragmented and packed to form data units formatted in accordance with a second protocol, and the data units are sized based on the container size. The data units formatted in accordance with the second protocol are encapsulated to form second protocol data packets. The second protocol data packets are provided to a transmitter that is synchronized to one or more transmitters in a single frequency network so that each transmitter in the single frequency network broadcasts a same signal that includes the second protocol data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Brian D. Petry, Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S. Govind, William S. Burchill, Seema Madan
  • Patent number: 11025692
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating data and a single frequency network configured to perform the method are disclosed. A content stream of data packets is received, and the data packets in the content stream are formatted in accordance with a first protocol. Information identifying a container size established for the content stream is received. The data packets formatted in accordance with the first protocol are fragmented and packed to form data units formatted in accordance with a second protocol, and the data units are sized based on the container size. The data units formatted in accordance with the second protocol are encapsulated to form second protocol data packets. The second protocol data packets are provided to a transmitter that is synchronized to one or more transmitters in a single frequency network so that each transmitter in the single frequency network broadcasts a same signal that includes the second protocol data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Brian D. Petry, Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S. Govind, William S. Burchill, Seema Madan
  • Publication number: 20200322859
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Patent number: 10694440
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Publication number: 20200112598
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating data and a single frequency network configured to perform the method are disclosed. A content stream of data packets is received, and the data packets in the content stream are formatted in accordance with a first protocol. Information identifying a container size established for the content stream is received. The data packets formatted in accordance with the first protocol are fragmented and packed to form data units formatted in accordance with a second protocol, and the data units are sized based on the container size. The data units formatted in accordance with the second protocol are encapsulated to form second protocol data packets. The second protocol data packets are provided to a transmitter that is synchronized to one or more transmitters in a single frequency network so that each transmitter in the single frequency network broadcasts a same signal that includes the second protocol data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc
    Inventors: Brian D. Petry, Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S. Govind, William S. Burchill, Seema Madan
  • Patent number: 10516713
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating data and a single frequency network configured to perform the method are disclosed. A content stream of data packets is received, and the data packets in the content stream are formatted in accordance with a first protocol. Information identifying a container size established for the content stream is received. The data packets formatted in accordance with the first protocol are fragmented and packed to form data units formatted in accordance with a second protocol, and the data units are sized based on the container size. The data units formatted in accordance with the second protocol are encapsulated to form second protocol data packets. The second protocol data packets are provided to a transmitter that is synchronized to one or more transmitters in a single frequency network so that each transmitter in the single frequency network broadcasts a same signal that includes the second protocol data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Brian D. Petry, Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S. Govind, William S. Burchill, Seema Madan
  • Publication number: 20190208452
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Patent number: 10231161
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wi-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Publication number: 20180110033
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20180013808
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating data and a single frequency network configured to perform the method are disclosed. A content stream of data packets is received, and the data packets in the content stream are formatted in accordance with a first protocol. Information identifying a container size established for the content stream is received. The data packets formatted in accordance with the first protocol are fragmented and packed to form data units formatted in accordance with a second protocol, and the data units are sized based on the container size. The data units formatted in accordance with the second protocol are encapsulated to form second protocol data packets. The second protocol data packets are provided to a transmitter that is synchronized to one or more transmitters in a single frequency network so that each transmitter in the single frequency network broadcasts a same signal that includes the second protocol data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Wi-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Brian D. Petry, Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S. Govind, William S. Burchill, Seema Madan
  • Publication number: 20170332299
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Patent number: 9723529
    Abstract: Methods and devices for operating a wireless communication device that can communicate with at least two different wireless networks using a single radio frequency modem are described. The communication device attaches to a first wireless network through the radio frequency (RF) modem, and then detaches from the first wireless network at a predetermined time before a start time of a selected event on a second wireless network. The device attaches to the second wireless network using the same RF modem before the start time of the selected event and collects at least a portion of event data associated with the selected event. After collecting at least a portion of event data, the device detaches from the second wireless network and re-attaches to the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh
  • Patent number: 9344998
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9167560
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20140254609
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating data and a single frequency network configured to perform the method are disclosed. A content stream of data packets is received, and the data packets in the content stream are formatted in accordance with a first protocol. Information identifying a container size established for the content stream is received. The data packets formatted in accordance with the first protocol are fragmented and packed to form data units formatted in accordance with a second protocol, and the data units are sized based on the container size. The data units formatted in accordance with the second protocol are encapsulated to form second protocol data packets. The second protocol data packets are provided to a transmitter that is synchronized to one or more transmitters in a single frequency network so that each transmitter in the single frequency network broadcasts a same signal that includes the second protocol data packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: WI-LAN, INC.
    Inventors: Brian P. Petry, Dennis P. Connors, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S. Govind, William S. Burchill, Seema Madan
  • Patent number: 8774229
    Abstract: A wireless broadcast system that collects content for distribution over a wireless communication network. The content stream is encapsulated into a stream of transport packets for broadcast over the wireless communication link. The stream of transport packets are simultaneously broadcast as part of an identical signal from a plurality of synchronized transmitters in a single frequency network. A receiver acquires the broadcast signal and synchronizes to the signal. Once the receiver is synchronized to one of the transmitters in the single frequency network, the receiver can receive signals from any, or multiple, of the transmitters in the network without re-synchronizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: WI-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis P. Connors, Brian D. Petry, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S. Govind, William S. Burchill, Seema Madan
  • Patent number: 8767726
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating data and a single frequency network configured to perform the method are disclosed. A content stream of data packets is received, and the data packets in the content stream are formatted in accordance with a first protocol. Information identifying a container size established for the content stream is received. The data packets formatted in accordance with the first protocol are fragmented and packed to form data units formatted in accordance with a second protocol, and the data units are sized based on the container size. The data units formatted in accordance with the second protocol are encapsulated to form second protocol data packets. The second protocol data packets are provided to a transmitter that is synchronized to one or more transmitters in a single frequency network so that each transmitter in the single frequency network broadcasts a same signal that includes the second protocol data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: WI-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P Petry, Dennis P Connors, Gene W. Marsh, Srikanth Gummadi, Keerthi S Govind, William S Burchill, Seema Madan