Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Paul Harrang

Jeffrey Paul Harrang 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: 20190191003
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering fractions of content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g., a pre-delivery of content) are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, determine a fraction (e.g., size) of the content available for pre-delivery that satisfies one or more predicted content playback conditions, and causes the determined fraction of the content available for pre-delivery to be delivered to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, Giles WESTERFIELD, John BURNETTE, David GIBBONS
  • Patent number: 10250711
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering fractions of content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g., a pre-delivery of content) are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, determine a fraction (e.g., size) of the content available for pre-delivery that satisfies one or more predicted content playback conditions, and causes the determined fraction of the content available for pre-delivery to be delivered to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, Giles Westerfield, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20180234906
    Abstract: A method for running a Self Organizing Network (SON) module in a communication network provides an open Application Programming Interface (API) for a SON framework and executes the SON module. The SON module accesses the functionality of the SON framework using the API. The SON module may be built by a developer other than a SON system provider and may be loaded into the SON framework by an operator other than a SON system provider. Various restrictions may be imposed on the API to provide a useful interface while protecting the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Eamonn GORMLEY, Anthony Keng-San WONG, Stephan MCLAUGHLIN, Timothy TREPTOW, David James RYAN, Jeffrey Paul HARRANG
  • Patent number: 9973999
    Abstract: A method for running a Self Organizing Network (SON) module in a communication network provides an open Application Programming Interface (API) for a SON framework and executes the SON module. The SON module accesses the functionality of the SON framework using the API. The SON module may be built by a developer other than a SON system provider and may be loaded into the SON framework by an operator other than a SON system provider. The SON module may be implemented as a state machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Eamonn Gormley, Anthony Keng-San Wong, Stephan McLaughlin, Timothy Treptow, David James Ryan, Jeffrey Paul Harrang
  • Patent number: 9906595
    Abstract: Systems and methods for discovering content sources and/or delivering content to applications resident on mobile devices are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods transmit information identifying one or more applications resident on a mobile device to a server, receive, from the server, information associated with content items available for retrieval from a content server and associated with the identified one or more applications, and cause the mobile device to retrieve at least one of the content items available for retrieval from the content server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Nordness, Jeffrey Paul Harrang, John Burnette, Michelle Miller, Ben Hadorn, Giles Westerfield, Nathan Clark, Linh Nguyen, Cory Gabrielsen, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 9888003
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-delivering content to user devices are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may assign a user device to a group of user devices that receive content from a common network edge cache, identify one or more differences between content delivered to the user device and content delivered to the group of user devices via the common network edge cache, select a piece of content to deliver to the user device based on the identified one or more differences of content, and cause delivery of the selected piece of content to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20170367028
    Abstract: A method for running a Self Organizing Network (SON) module in a communication network provides an open Application Programming Interface (API) for a SON framework and executes the SON module. The SON module accesses the functionality of the SON framework using the API. The SON module may be built by a developer other than a SON system provider and may be loaded into the SON framework by an operator other than a SON system provider. The SON module may be implemented as a state machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Eamonn GORMLEY, Anthony Keng-San WONG, Stephan MCLAUGHLIN, Timothy TREPTOW, David James RYAN, Jeffrey Paul HARRANG
  • Publication number: 20170353874
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a data flow between a user equipment in a radio access network (RAN) and a content provider, measuring a delivery performance between the user equipment and a transport manager by inspecting a plurality of data packets in the data flow, and inferring control information associated with the data flow using the measured delivery performance. The transport manager is connected between the RAN and the content provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, John BURNETTE, David GIBBONS, David RYAN
  • Publication number: 20170318118
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering fractions of content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g., a pre-delivery of content) are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, determine a fraction (e.g., size) of the content available for pre-delivery that satisfies one or more predicted content playback conditions, and causes the determined fraction of the content available for pre-delivery to be delivered to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, Giles WESTERFIELD, John BURNETTE, David GIBBONS
  • Patent number: 9742861
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering fractions of content to user devices before the content is selected or requested (e.g., a pre-delivery of content) are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods receive an indication that content is available for pre-delivery from a content server to a user device over a network, determine a fraction (e.g., size) of the content available for pre-delivery that satisfies one or more predicted content playback conditions, and causes the determined fraction of the content available for pre-delivery to be delivered to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, Giles Westerfield, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 9730143
    Abstract: A method for running a Self Organizing Network (SON) module in a communication network provides an open Application Programming Interface (API) for a SON framework and executes the SON module. The SON module accesses the functionality of the SON framework using the API. The SON module may be built by a developer other than a SON system provider and may be loaded into the SON framework by an operator other than a SON system provider. The SON module may be implemented as a state machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Eamonn Gormley, Anthony Keng-San Wong, Stephan McLaughlin, Timothy Treptow, David James Ryan, Jeffrey Paul Harrang
  • Patent number: 9698897
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a base station antenna may include receiving measured data including signal strength data for a signal received from the base station and location data from one or more user equipment, receiving planned radio coverage data, comparing the measured data with the planned radio coverage data, generating adjustment parameters based on a result of the comparison, and adjusting the antenna based on the adjustment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David James Ryan
  • Publication number: 20160373209
    Abstract: An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion in which no further interaction with the network occurs regarding the transmitted segment. In some implementations, the duration of the transmission portion of each time period is sufficient to reach a steady-state throughput condition, which allows the traffic load status of the network or networks to be determined from rate measurements of file segment transmissions. A peak flow determination is made to assure that the delivery of file segments does not cause network congestion. The system has spurious peak rejection to avoid the false detection of network congestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, John M. BURNETTE, David B. GIBBONS
  • Publication number: 20160295426
    Abstract: Fixed and variable phase transmissions can be used to reduce interference in a wireless communications system. Timing and location information can be provided over existing infrastructure in a building. Managed restoration of networks includes phasing-in network elements over time. Network elements may be aligned to a reference time source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Eamonn GORMLEY, David James RYAN, Jeffrey Paul HARRANG
  • Publication number: 20160286425
    Abstract: Wireless network performance may be improved by combined phase and power coordinated scheduling, usage-aware interference mitigation scheduling, estimating interference in a power scheduled network, coordinating transmission power levels using thresholds, and locally generated pseudorandom power schedules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Eamonn GORMLEY, David James RYAN, Derek Stephen HILBORN, Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, Adrian YIP
  • Patent number: 9451517
    Abstract: A method for path predictive congestion avoidance includes receiving activity data for a plurality of cells, determining dominant paths for each of a plurality of cells based on the activity data, predicting a future network condition based on the dominant paths, and allocating network resources based on the predicted future network condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Jeffrey Paul Harrang
  • Publication number: 20160174103
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a system and methods by which a central or distributed radio resource controller uses current and past measurements of the occupancy and radio channel utilization of clusters of radio-proximate cells to identify when load balancing is performed for a given cluster. A filter may be applied to the data to identify load balancing opportunities. Once identified, the cluster antenna configuration is iteratively adjusted while monitoring radio network performance metrics to minimize the risk of opening coverage holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG
  • Publication number: 20160099771
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a base station antenna may include receiving measured data including signal strength data for a signal received from the base station and location data from one or more user equipment, receiving planned radio coverage data, comparing the measured data with the planned radio coverage data, generating adjustment parameters based on a result of the comparison, and adjusting the antenna based on the adjustment parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG, David James RYAN
  • Publication number: 20150271727
    Abstract: A method for path predictive congestion avoidance includes receiving activity data for a plurality of cells, determining dominant paths for each of a plurality of cells based on the activity data, predicting a future network condition based on the dominant paths, and allocating network resources based on the predicted future network condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Paul HARRANG
  • Patent number: 9143341
    Abstract: A computing system including a media content provider (MCP), a host device, a portable media content storage device (PMCSD), and a data communications network. In response to data communications being initiated between the PMCSD the host device, a data transfer application resident on the PMCSD is automatically executed to determine if any media content transfer instructions exist on the PMCSD or a MCP. The data transfer application resident on the PMCSD may be a portable application not requiring the installation of any configuration or support files to the host device or it may be an application having a boot process that installs configuration or support files to the host device prior to application execution. When one or more media content transfer instructions exists on the PMCSD or a MCP, the media content transfer instruction(s) is processed by the host device, to facilitate media content transfer between the PMCSD and the MCP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: OPANGA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David B. Gibbons, John M. Burnette