Patents by Inventor Jeffrey D. Bonta

Jeffrey D. Bonta 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: 10034058
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distributing live video to multiple client devices is provided herein. In particular, a router is provided that acts on behalf of all client devices in its network. The router serves multiple groups of client devices with each group being formed by client devices having similar bandwidth requirements. The router then requests and receives video chunks from a network. The router then redistributes the video chunks to the multiple client devices using a multicast transmission. In particular, to minimize the demands on the core network, the router sets up a separate multicast to each group. Live video, of the appropriate quality is then multicast to each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, Kevin L. Baum, George Calcev, Benedito J. Fonseca, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170041682
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distributing live video to multiple client devices is provided herein. In particular, a router is provided that acts on behalf of all client devices in its network. The router serves multiple groups of client devices with each group being formed by client devices having similar bandwidth requirements. The router then requests and receives video chunks from a network. The router then redistributes the video chunks to the multiple client devices using a multicast transmission. In particular, to minimize the demands on the core network, the router sets up a separate multicast to each group. Live video, of the appropriate quality is then multicast to each group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, Kevin L. Baum, George Calcev, Benedito J. Fonseca, JR.
  • Patent number: 9510061
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distributing live video to multiple client devices is provided herein. In particular, a router is provided that acts on behalf of all client devices in its network. The router serves multiple groups of client devices with each group being formed by client devices having similar bandwidth requirements. The router then requests and receives video chunks from a network. The router then redistributes the video chunks to the multiple client devices using a multicast transmission. In particular, to minimize the demands on the core network, the router sets up a separate multicast to each group. Live video, of the appropriate quality is then multicast to each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, Kevin L. Baum, George Calcev, Benedito J. Fonseca, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9049702
    Abstract: A base station allocates resources for peer-to-peer communications by creating or updating peer sets from measured performance information received from one or more stations. Based on current resource assignments in each timeslot and based on the peer sets, the base station determines excluded timeslots and preferred timeslots. The base station then marks potential resources in a portion of a resource allocation map. One of the potential resources is allocated for peer-to-peer communication between a transmitter station and one or more receiver stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H Baker, Jeffrey D. Bonta, George Calcev, Nitin R. Mangalvedhe, James P. Michels, Nathan J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8982846
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for scheduling resources in Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) communication networks for “direct link” or peer-to-peer communications among stations operating therein so that OFDMA resources can be allocated to a transmitter station for a peer-to-peer communication session with a receiver station such that near-far issues caused by peer-to-peer communication are reduced/avoided. The disclosed technologies can prevent peer-to-peer communication links using different sub-channels within the same time slot from creating near-far issues for other receiver stations that are within communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Baker, Jeffrey D. Bonta, George Calcev, Nitin R. Mangalvedhe, James P. Michels, Nathan J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8879479
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for scheduling resources in Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) communication networks for “direct link” or peer-to-peer communications among stations operating therein so that OFDMA resources can be allocated to a transmitter station for a peer-to-peer communication session with a receiver station such that near-far issues caused by peer-to-peer communication are reduced/avoided. The disclosed technologies can prevent peer-to-peer communication links using different sub-channels within the same time slot from creating near-far issues for other receiver stations that are within communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Baker, Jeffrey D. Bonta, George Calcev, Nitin R. Mangalvedhe, James P. Michels, Nathan J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8705382
    Abstract: A subscriber station (SS) utilizes uplink resources that have been assigned to it for communicating with an infrastructure station to exchange data with a neighboring SS while maintaining its link to the infrastructure station. This is accomplished by the SS receiving an uplink allocation from the infrastructure station, transmitting a subscriber-to-infrastructure station header and trailer to the infrastructure station using the modulation and coding scheme (MCS) assigned by the infrastructure station and also transmitting a subscriber-to-subscriber (S2S) message payload, optionally using a second MCS level appropriate for the link between itself and the receiving SS. The subscriber to infrastructure station message is composed so that it occupies the first m codewords and contains a header that describes the length of the subscriber to infrastructure station message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, Nathan J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8634352
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for performing resource negotiation in a station implementing a direct communication link with at least one other station on an Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) data channel. The station scans sub-channels on the data channel for base headers included in predefined position in transmissions sent on the sub-channel. The station then decodes a base header in at least one selected sub-channel to obtain parameters of a channel reservation. The obtained parameters are stored in a channel utilization table. The station selects a resource on the data channel in at least one of time or frequency that the station has observed to be free using information from the channel utilization table. The station then begins a resource negotiation process about the selected resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Smith, Michael H. Baker, Jeffrey D. Bonta, Benedito J. Fonseca, Jr., Nitin R. Mangalvedhe
  • Publication number: 20130170476
    Abstract: A base station allocates resources for peer-to-peer communications by creating or updating peer sets from measured performance information received from one or more stations. Based on current resource assignments in each timeslot and based on the peer sets, the base station determines excluded timeslots and preferred timeslots. The base station then marks potential resources in a portion of a resource allocation map. One of the potential resources is allocated for peer-to-peer communication between a transmitter station and one or more receiver stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael H. Baker, Jeffrey D. Bonta, George Calcev, Nitin R. Mangalvedhe, James P. Michels, Nathan J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130148589
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for performing resource negotiation in a station implementing a direct communication link with at least one other station on an Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) data channel. The station scans sub-channels on the data channel for base headers included in predefined position in transmissions sent on the sub-channel. The station then decodes a base header in at least one selected sub-channel to obtain parameters of a channel reservation. The obtained parameters are stored in a channel utilization table. The station selects a resource on the data channel in at least one of time or frequency that the station has observed to be free using information from the channel utilization table. The station then begins a resource negotiation process about the selected resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Smith, Michael H. Baker, Jeffrey D. Bonta, Benedito J. Fonseca, JR., Nitin R. Mangalvedhe
  • Patent number: 8305972
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for scheduling resources in Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) communication networks for “direct link” or peer-to-peer communications among stations operating therein so that OFDMA resources can be allocated to a transmitter station for a peer-to-peer communication session with a receiver station such that near-far issues caused by peer-to-peer communication are reduced/avoided. The disclosed technologies can prevent peer-to-peer communication links using different sub-channels within the same time slot from creating near-far issues for other receiver stations that are within communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Baker, Jeffrey D. Bonta, George Calcev, Nitin R. Mangalvedhe, James P. Michels, Nathan J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8243639
    Abstract: A method is provided which enables the connection of nodes out of communication range while minimizing the energy consumption in standby nodes. Specifically, the present invention provides a method to control the wake up rate of standby nodes in a multi-hop communication system. An access point collects, processes, and refines statistical information regarding one or more system parameters; determines a wake up rate based on the statistical information and one or more historical information; and transmits the wake up rate to nodes in its coverage area. A node receives the wake up rate; and periodically changes from a sleep state to a wake up state at the wake up rate to support routing functions for providing multi-hop communication to the one or more access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Benedito J. Fonseca, Jr., Jeffrey D. Bonta
  • Patent number: 8208373
    Abstract: A method of operation of a node for multi-band communication routing within a wireless communication system comprises communicating a communication session on a default route within an identified quality of service objective on a first frequency band; broadcasting, on a second frequency band, one or more route discovery messages at each of a plurality of sets of transmission variables; storing one or more alternate route table entries in a route table, wherein each of the one or more alternate route table entries are indexed by each of the plurality of sets of transmission variables that are at least within the quality of service objective; selecting a stored alternate route that is at least within the quality of service objective of the communication session on the second frequency band; and switching the communication session to operate using the transmission variables related to the selected alternate route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, Ramy S. Ayoub, Gregory J. Buchwald, Mario F. Derango, Randy L. Ekl
  • Patent number: 8208391
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operation of a node within a mobile ad hoc cognitive radio network is provided. The method includes sensing at least one assigned communications channel. Sensing at least one assigned communications channel includes measuring a value of at least one parameter corresponding to the communications channel. The method further includes comparing the measured value of the at least one parameter with a set of stored values of the at least one parameter to determine a change in the measured values. Finally a sleep mode of the node is activated for a time period, wherein the time period is determined using the change in the measured values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Gurney, Ramy S. Ayoub, John M. Belcea, Jeffrey D. Bonta, Mark R. Braun, Robert J. Corke, Mark D. Hansen, S. David Silk, Christopher G. Ware
  • Publication number: 20120144445
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distributing live video to multiple client devices is provided herein. In particular, a router is provided that acts on behalf of all client devices in its network. The router serves multiple groups of client devices with each group being formed by client devices having similar bandwidth requirements. The router then requests and receives video chunks from a network. The router then redistributes the video chunks to the multiple client devices using a multicast transmission. In particular, to minimize the demands on the core network, the router sets up a separate multicast to each group. Live video, of the appropriate quality is then multicast to each group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, Kevin L. Baum, George Calcev, Benedito J. Fonseca, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120143994
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods that associate “importance” information with chunks of a media presentation. An end-user device uses this information to intelligently manage resources when downloading or rendering the media presentation. An editor tags a chunk as important based on the contents of the chunk. The importance information includes a recommendation that this chunk be rendered at a higher-than-usual resolution and that the end-user device start downloading this chunk out of order. An advertiser recommends that an advertisement be rendered at a resolution high enough for the end user to view it appropriately. The importance information can include a recommended point at which to display the advertisement (e.g., between scenes in the media presentation). The end-user device can download advertisements before they are needed. Later, when the user requests a media presentation, an already downloaded advertisement is rendered while the initial chunks of the media presentation are downloaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola-Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: George Calcev, Kevin L. Baum, Jeffrey D. Bonta, Benedito J. Fonseca, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120140645
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distributing live video to multiple client devices is provided herein. In particular, a router is provided that acts on behalf of all client devices in its network. The router serves multiple groups of client devices with each group being formed by client devices having similar bandwidth requirements. The router then requests and receives video chunks from a network. The router then redistributes the video chunks to the multiple client devices using a multicast transmission. In particular, to minimize the demands on the core network, the router sets up a separate multicast to each group. Live video, of the appropriate quality is then multicast to each group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, Kevin L. Baum, George Calcev, Benedito J. Fonseca, JR.
  • Patent number: 8179873
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for quieting multiple channels is provided herein. During operation, transmission activity on each channel is analyzed and a best band is identified. Once the band is chosen, a wideband transmitter is utilized to transmit simultaneous reservation messages on consecutive channels simultaneously. Because a wideband transmitter is used to transmit simultaneous reservation messages on multiple consecutive channels, the above procedure quickly quiets multiple channels while minimizing the reservation duration of all channels as a result of quieting the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Bonta, George Calcev, Nathan J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120079059
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods that associate “importance” information with chunks of a media presentation. An end-user device or server uses this information to intelligently manage resources when downloading or rendering the media presentation. Many different types of importance information are used. An editor can tag a chunk as important based on the content of the chunk or may give the chunk a rating, or importance can be inferred from download statistics. In some embodiments, the end-user device determines the importance of a chunk based on observations of the behavior of the device's user. The end-user device can send its locally gathered behavioral observations to a server to enhance that server's demographic information. The server can observe its own download behavior to infer importance. The end-user device may choose to either not download, or to download at a low resolution, those chunks deemed to be unimportant, thus saving bandwidth and battery power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC.
    Inventors: Benedito J. Fonseca, JR., Kevin L. Baum, Jeffrey D. Bonta, George Calcev, Michael L. Needham, Frank R. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20120079000
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for associating size information with each chunk of a media presentation. This size information is sent to an end-user device. There are many ways to characterize the size of a chunk beyond simply giving the number of bytes in the chunk. Some embodiments send an approximation of the size or a relative size. In some embodiments, a server publishes a “reference” value for a media presentation and then, for each chunk, gives the size relative to that reference value. The device decides whether or not to download the chunk. The device might decide that it is unlikely that the next chunk can be downloaded in time. Then, to avoid the possibility of a video freeze, the device could request the next chunk at a lower resolution. In some situations, the device decides to request a completely different chunk or to not request any chunk at all.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC.
    Inventors: George Calcev, Kevin L. Baum, Benedito J. Fonseca, JR., Jeffrey D. Bonta