Patents by Inventor Jay Strater

Jay Strater 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: 20210168686
    Abstract: A controller for steering a client device between content streaming apparatuses in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The controller is configured to determine whether a client device should be steered to a content streaming apparatus based on at least one sample measurement related to the client device and/or the content streaming apparatus. The steering logic calculations may use predetermined thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Jay STRATER, Gregory NAKANISHI, Kurt Alan LUMBATIS
  • Publication number: 20210119888
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate client device band steering based upon deep packet inspection information. An access point may be configured to steer one or more client devices from a low frequency band to a high frequency band, and vice versa, based on the status of the low frequency band and/or high frequency band and the client devices associated with the bands. The access point may perform a deep packet inspection of data packet traffic associated with each associated client device, and may classify each client device as either a device associated with a media session or a device that is not associated with a media session based upon information retrieved from the deep packet inspection. The access point may choose one or more client devices to disassociate from a frequency band based upon the media session classification of the client devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jay STRATER, Subha RAJASEKAR
  • Patent number: 10959144
    Abstract: A method for automatic steering of client devices accessing a network to a different access point on the network is provided. A network controller of the network device automatically identifies a pre-determined type of electronic client device gaining access to the network and automatically designates the client device as non-steerable when identified as the predetermined type of electronic client device. Thus, when the network controller selects a client device for being steered to a different access point of the network during a steering event, client devices designated as non-steerable by the network controller are prevented from being steered and only client devices that are not designated as non-steerable are available as candidates to be steered. A network device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Paul D. Baker
  • Patent number: 10959148
    Abstract: A controller for steering a client device between content streaming apparatuses in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The controller is configured to determine whether a client device should be steered to a content streaming apparatus based on at least one sample measurement related to the client device and/or the content streaming apparatus. The steering logic calculations may use predetermined thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Kurt Alan Lumbatis
  • Patent number: 10952059
    Abstract: A method for new wireless extender onboarding in a wireless network includes scanning a machine readable indicia on the new wireless extender, transmitting an identifier represented by the machine readable indicia to a network gateway of the wireless network, computing a secure hash of the identifier provided into a proprietary information element, transmitting the secure hash to existing wireless extenders in the wireless network, communicating beacons comprising the secure hash to the new wireless extender, determining a strongest received signal strength indication from received signal strength indications associated with the network gateway and the existing wireless extenders, and initiating a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) pairing session with one of the network gateway and the existing wireless extenders associated with the strongest received signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Christophe Piel, Kurt Alan Lumbatis
  • Patent number: 10887200
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate client device band steering based upon deep packet inspection information. An access point may be configured to steer one or more client devices from a low frequency band to a high frequency band, and vice versa, based on the status of the low frequency band and/or high frequency band and the client devices associated with the bands. The access point may perform a deep packet inspection of data packet traffic associated with each associated client device, and may classify each client device as either a device associated with a media session or a device that is not associated with a media session based upon information retrieved from the deep packet inspection. The access point may choose one or more client devices to disassociate from a frequency band based upon the media session classification of the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Subha Rajasekar
  • Patent number: 10869246
    Abstract: A method for proactive steering of client devices in a wireless network includes identifying, by a network controller, at least two radio resources in a wireless network including a first radio resource and a second radio resource; detecting, by the network controller, a client device connected to the wireless network via an established communication channel with the first radio resource; determining, by the network controller, that the client device is technically capable of establishing a communication channel with the second radio resource; and steering, by the network controller, the client device to establish the communication channel with the second radio resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Paul D. Baker
  • Patent number: 10848985
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate station steering based upon computed channel impact. A channel impact of moving a station to one or more different link points within a WLAN may be calculated, and based upon the calculated channel impacts, the station may be steered to a certain link point. Using the calculated channel impacts, one or more stations may be selected for removal from an overloaded link point, a new link point may be selected for association with a station, and a determination may be made whether other WLAN changes may cause a backhaul or fronthaul channel utilization to exceed a corresponding threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Alan Lumbatis, Jay Strater
  • Publication number: 20200229071
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate an exchange of messages between an access point and a station, wherein the access point requests a unique identifier from the station. The station may either respond with a message declining to provide a unique identifier or respond with a message including a unique identifier to be used by the access point for the station. The response from the station may include additional limitations on the use of the unique identifier by the access point. The access point may enforce different policies against a station depending upon how the station responds to the unique identifier request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Carol ANSLEY, Jay STRATER, Kurt LUMBATIS, Mark HAMILTON
  • Publication number: 20200204974
    Abstract: A method for new wireless extender onboarding in a wireless network includes scanning a machine readable indicia on the new wireless extender, transmitting an identifier represented by the machine readable indicia to a network gateway of the wireless network, computing a secure hash of the identifier provided into a proprietary information element, transmitting the secure hash to existing wireless extenders in the wireless network, communicating beacons comprising the secure hash to the new wireless extender, determining a strongest received signal strength indication from received signal strength indications associated with the network gateway and the existing wireless extenders, and initiating a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) pairing session with one of the network gateway and the existing wireless extenders associated with the strongest received signal strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Christophe Piel, Kurt Alan Lumbatis
  • Publication number: 20200205049
    Abstract: A method for proactive steering of client devices in a wireless network includes identifying, by a network controller, at least two radio resources in a wireless network including a first radio resource and a second radio resource; detecting, by the network controller, a client device connected to the wireless network via an established communication channel with the first radio resource; determining, by the network controller, that the client device is technically capable of establishing a communication channel with the second radio resource; and steering, by the network controller, the client device to establish the communication channel with the second radio resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Paul D. Baker
  • Publication number: 20200154328
    Abstract: A method for automatic steering of client devices accessing a network to a different access point on the network is provided. A network controller of the network device automatically identifies a pre-determined type of electronic client device gaining access to the network and automatically designates the client device as non-steerable when identified as the predetermined type of electronic client device. Thus, when the network controller selects a client device for being steered to a different access point of the network during a steering event, client devices designated as non-steerable by the network controller are prevented from being steered and only client devices that are not designated as non-steerable are available as candidates to be steered. A network device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Paul D. Baker
  • Patent number: 10542486
    Abstract: A method for discovering and resolving a new multiple access point (MAP) controller by an existing MAP controller in a wireless network, comprising collecting, by a high-level controller (HLC) of a device comprising the existing MAP controller, network topology information of the wireless network from the existing MAP controller, determining, by the HLC, that the new MAP controller is connected to the wireless network, and disabling, by the HLC in response to determining that the new MAP controller is connected to the wireless network, the existing MAP controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Xi Chen, Kurt Alan Lumbatis
  • Publication number: 20190069188
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate station steering based upon computed channel impact. A channel impact of moving a station to one or more different link points within a WLAN may be calculated, and based upon the calculated channel impacts, the station may be steered to a certain link point. Using the calculated channel impacts, one or more stations may be selected for removal from an overloaded link point, a new link point may be selected for association with a station, and a determination may be made whether other WLAN changes may cause a backhaul or fronthaul channel utilization to exceed a corresponding threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Alan Lumbatis, Jay Strater
  • Publication number: 20180352493
    Abstract: A controller for steering a client device between content streaming apparatuses in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The controller is configured to determine whether a client device should be steered to a content streaming apparatus based on at least one sample measurement related to the client device and/or the content streaming apparatus. The steering logic calculations may use predetermined thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Kurt Alan Lumbatis
  • Publication number: 20180176284
    Abstract: A wireless gateway for steering a client device between content streaming apparatuses in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The gateway provides an access point (GW AP) including a gateway steering controller configured to determine whether a client device should be steered to a content streaming apparatus based on at least one sample measurement on received signal strength between the client device and the content streaming apparatus and at least one other content streaming apparatus, and conduct steering logic calculations. The steering logic calculations are compared against predetermined thresholds, and said gateway steering controller provides an instruction to steer the client device to one of the content streaming apparatuses based on a difference between the steering logic calculations and the predetermined thresholds. Optionally, the gateway steering controller may also provide band steering as well as signal strength steering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Gregory Nakanishi, Michael J. Hartman
  • Publication number: 20180123916
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate client device band steering based upon deep packet inspection information. An access point may be configured to steer one or more client devices from a low frequency band to a high frequency band, and vice versa, based on the status of the low frequency band and/or high frequency band and the client devices associated with the bands. The access point may perform a deep packet inspection of data packet traffic associated with each associated client device, and may classify each client device as either a device associated with a media session or a device that is not associated with a media session based upon information retrieved from the deep packet inspection. The access point may choose one or more client devices to disassociate from a frequency band based upon the media session classification of the client devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Subha Rajasekar
  • Patent number: 9876691
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate client device band steering based upon deep packet inspection information. An access point may be configured to steer one or more client devices from a low frequency band to a high frequency band, and vice versa, based on the status of the low frequency band and/or high frequency band and the client devices associated with the bands. The access point may perform a deep packet inspection of data packet traffic associated with each associated client device, and may classify each client device as either a device associated with a media session or a device that is not associated with a media session based upon information retrieved from the deep packet inspection. The access point may choose one or more client devices to disassociate from a frequency band based upon the media session classification of the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Subha Rajasekar
  • Patent number: 9787526
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing Mobile internet protocol (IP) service through a network address translation gateway. In one example, a gateway between a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN) is provided. A foreign agent (FA) module is configured to advertise a care-of address (CoA) on the LAN and process registration and mobile IP communication traffic on the LAN and the WAN side of the gateway. A control module is configured to identify the registration and the mobile IP communication traffic on the LAN and the WAN. The control module sends mobile IP traffic to the FA and other traffic to a network address translation (NAT) module. In this manner, network address translation of mobile IP traffic is advantageously omitted. This allows the IP-in-IP tunnels used by mobile IP to pass through the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Jay Strater
  • Publication number: 20170111244
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate client device band steering based upon deep packet inspection information. An access point may be configured to steer one or more client devices from a low frequency band to a high frequency band, and vice versa, based on the status of the low frequency band and/or high frequency band and the client devices associated with the bands. The access point may perform a deep packet inspection of data packet traffic associated with each associated client device, and may classify each client device as either a device associated with a media session or a device that is not associated with a media session based upon information retrieved from the deep packet inspection. The access point may choose one or more client devices to disassociate from a frequency band based upon the media session classification of the client devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Subha Rajasekar