Patents by Inventor Jerome Henry

Jerome Henry 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: 20240163786
    Abstract: Multimodal wireless and deterministic mode operation may be provided. An indication may be provided to a client device by an Access Point (AP) that the AP supports multimode operation and which current sub-mode is enabled. Then a determination may be received from the client device to perform an operation based on the indication that the AP supports multimode operation and which sub-mode is currently enabled wherein the operation comprises one of prefer the AP and avoid the AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, J. P. Vasseur, Patrick Wetterwald, Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Jerome Henry
  • Publication number: 20240163703
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe assigning RUs to P2P stations to perform P2P communication. An AP can assign trigger frames to assign RUs to STAs to use when transmitting data to the AP. In one embodiment, the AP polls the P2P STAs associated with it to receive interference data. This data can indicate the affect other peer STAs have on the P2P STAs when transmitting data. Using the interference data, the AP can determine whether another P2P pair or a non-P2P station can be assigned RUs to transmit at the same time, and at what data rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Matthew A. SILVERMAN, John M. SWARTZ, Robert E. BARTON, Jerome HENRY, Malcolm M. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20240163089
    Abstract: Methods that support deterministic random media access control (MAC) address rotation that allows sharing of an address identity with a trusted wireless network infrastructure by generating a next address based on a previously used address and a seed obtained from a previous association with the trusted network infrastructure. In these methods, a computing device obtains a request for a secure connection of an endpoint device to a wireless network. The computing device performs an access authentication for the secure connection and establishes the secure connection of the endpoint device to the wireless network based on successfully performing the access authentication, in which cryptographic information for encrypting one or more network messages is generated. The computing device further generates a subsequent device address for a subsequent secure connection of the endpoint device to the wireless network, based on a current device address obtained from the request and the cryptographic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Ugo Mario Campiglio, Jerome Henry, Stephen Michael Orr
  • Publication number: 20240163685
    Abstract: Broadcast operations by a selected subset of Access Points (APs) may be provided. A first plurality of APs to perform broadcast may be selected from a plurality of APs. Next, a plurality of client devices may be moved from a second plurality of APs to the first plurality of APs during a broadcast period. Then, the plurality of client devices may be moved to the second plurality of APs from the first plurality of APs after the broadcast period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Eric Michael Levy-Abegnoli, Jean Philippe Vasseur, Patrick Wetterwald, Jerome Henry
  • Publication number: 20240163005
    Abstract: Broadcast energy and spectrum consumption optimization may be provided. It may be determined, by a computing device for each of a plurality of client devices, a corresponding plurality of respective minimum Modulation and Coding Schemes (MCSs) needed to reach each of the respective plurality of client devices from the computing device at a predetermined power level. Next, an optimal MCS from the plurality of respective minimum MCSs may be used to reach a first group of the plurality of client devices via broadcast. Then unicast may be used to reach a second group of the plurality of client devices wherein the optimal MCS is selected to minimize the total amount of airtime used for the broadcast and the unicast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, J. P. Vasseur, Patrick Wetterwald, Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Jerome Henry
  • Publication number: 20240163770
    Abstract: Leveraging wireless direct transmissions may be provided. It may be determined that data traffic flowing on a first pathway between a first client device and a second client device is not meeting a predetermined service level. The first pathway may be partially wired and partially wireless. A second pathway that will meet the predetermined service level may be determined. The second pathway may be wireless. The data traffic may be caused to flow on the second pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Patrick Wetterwald, J. P. Vasseur, Jerome Henry, Eric Levy-Abegnoli
  • Publication number: 20240163210
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving energy efficiency data from a plurality of nodes within a network. The method also includes determining an energy efficiency node quotient for each of the plurality of nodes within the network to generate a plurality of energy efficiency node quotients and determining an energy efficiency path quotient for each of a plurality of paths within the network to generate a plurality of energy efficiency path quotients. The method further includes determining one or more policies associated with the plurality of paths and selecting a path from the plurality of paths based at least on the plurality of energy efficient path quotients and the one or more policies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Robert Edgar Barton, Jerome Henry, Cesar Obediente
  • Publication number: 20240163866
    Abstract: Techniques for improved peer-to-peer communication are provided. A wireless access point (AP) may initiate peer-to-peer communication between multilink peer-to-peer devices by sending a trigger frame addressed to the peer-to-peer devices to hand over a transmission opportunity (TXOP). The trigger frame is sent based on the AP's knowledge of the availability of the peer-to-peer devices for peer-to-peer communication. The trigger frame indicates a link to be used for the peer-to-peer communication. In response to receiving the trigger frame one or more of the peer-to-peer devices acknowledge the trigger frame, tune to the assigned link, and use the remaining portion of the TXOP for peer-to-peer communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Pooya MONAJEMI, Robert E. BARTON, Juan Carlos ZUNIGA, Malcolm M. SMITH, Jerome HENRY
  • Publication number: 20240155028
    Abstract: Techniques for improved peer-to-peer communication are provided. A roaming peer-to-peer device may identify a new access point (AP) and initiate a transition to the new AP. Initiating transition can involve sending, to the new AP, the current peer-to-peer communication schedule for approval and/or negotiating a modified peer-to-peer communication schedule with the new AP. When the roaming peer-to-peer device and the new AP agree on the peer-to-peer communication schedule, the peer-to-peer device may notify its counterpart that it has roamed to the new AP and also notify the counterpart of any updates to the peer-to-peer communication schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Jerome HENRY, Matthew A. SILVERMAN, Malcolm M. SMITH, Robert E. BARTON
  • Publication number: 20240155665
    Abstract: Techniques for delegated peer-to-peer scheduling are provided. A first peer-to-peer device determines one or more wireless channels allocated for peer-to-peer communication, and receives a request indicating a set of transmission characteristics from a second peer-to-peer device that uses the first peer-to-peer device as a communications proxy. The first peer-to-peer device schedules wireless resources of the one or more wireless channels to a plurality of peer-to-peer devices based at least in part on the set of transmission characteristics, and performs peer-to-peer communications with the second peer-to-peer device in accordance with the scheduled wireless resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Brian D. HART, Malcolm M. SMITH, Pooya MONAJEMI, Jerome HENRY, Robert E. BARTON
  • Publication number: 20240154947
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a method and associated network device. The method includes authenticating an identity of a user of a client device after the client device is associated with an access network provider. Authenticating the identity of the user comprises receiving, from an identity provider, a credential associated with the identity, and receiving, from the identity provider, information identifying a network-based service to be applied to network traffic with the client device. The method further includes establishing, using the credential and the received information, a secure connection between the access network provider and a service provider that is capable of providing the network-based service. The method further includes receiving network traffic from the service provider. Packets of the network traffic include an assurance value that enables the client device to determine that the network-based service is being provided by the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Nagendra Kumar NAINAR, Robert E. BARTON, Carlos M. PIGNATARO, Jerome HENRY, Bart A. BRINCKMAN
  • Publication number: 20240155710
    Abstract: Techniques for improved peer-to-peer communication are provided. A set connectivity metrics among a set of wireless devices on a plurality of wireless channels in a wireless network is collected, and a wireless channel of the plurality of wireless channels is identified, based on the set of connectivity metrics, to use for peer-to-peer communication. A request is received, from a peer-to-peer device, for peer-to-peer communications, and the wireless channel is indicated to the peer-to-peer device, where the peer-to-peer device uses the first wireless channel for peer-to-peer communications in response to the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Brian D. HART, Malcolm M. SMITH, Pooya MONAJEMI, Jerome HENRY, Robert E. BARTON, Matthew A. SILVERMAN
  • Publication number: 20240155368
    Abstract: Techniques herein facilitate dynamic configuration of a wireless local area network (WLAN) for large public venue (LPV) environments. In one example, a method may include providing an initial configuration for access points APs of a WLAN for an event at an LPV based on a profile for the event, a location of each AP for the venue, and anticipated demand at the APs; determining, for a particular time for the event, a distribution of wireless devices and channel support capabilities of the wireless devices different locations for the LPV; and providing an updated configuration for one or more APs at the one or more locations for the venue based on the distribution of the wireless devices and the channel support capabilities of the wireless devices determined for the particular time for the event at the LPV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: John Matthew Swartz, Jerome Henry, Robert Edgar Barton, Matthew Aaron Silverman, Fred Jay Anderson, Joshua D. Suhr
  • Patent number: 11979848
    Abstract: Techniques for access point (AP) based location computation are disclosed. A target wireless AP, communicatively coupled to a wireless station (STA), is identified. One or more location buddy APs, relating to the target AP, are identified based on the physical locations of the location buddy APs and the target AP. It is determined that a first location buddy AP, of the one or more location buddy APs, is communicatively coupled to the STA, and in response a location of the STA is determined using the target AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shankar Ramanathan, Akram I. Sheriff, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 11979744
    Abstract: Federation policy exchange is provided in response to receiving a sharing query from an Access Point (AP) indicating that an associated wireless network supports federated identities with data sharing, determining whether the sharing query is within sharing preferences; and in response to determining that the sharing query is within the sharing preferences, transmitting, to the AP, a positive response for identity sharing that authorizes collection and sharing of identity data with at least one entity identified in a sharing policy for the associated wireless network. In various embodiments, federation policy exchange includes transmitting a support notification, via an AP, indicating support for federated identities with data sharing within a wireless network associated with the AP; and in response to receiving a first identify sharing preference from a User Equipment (UE) that indicates that negotiation is preferred, transmitting a sharing policy for the wireless network to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Louis G. Samuel, Mark Grayson, Bart A. Brinckman, Robert E. Barton, Carlos M. Pignataro, Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Matthew MacPherson
  • Patent number: 11979403
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe disconnecting, by an access node, a first device having a first media access control (MAC) address due to a network violation and receiving, by the access node, information about a second device having a second MAC address different from the first MAC address. In one embodiment, the information is generated by a certificate server based on a token generated by the second device. Further, when the access node determines, based on the information, that the second device is the first device, the access node denies a connection request from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos M. Pignataro, Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Jerome Henry, Robert E. Barton, Bart A. Brinckman
  • Patent number: 11979862
    Abstract: Providing for time sensitive networking (TSN) traffic in high density deployments is described. An access point (AP) is a high density deployment receives a message identifying another AP as a TSN neighbor and also detects a TSN device within an area covered by the APs. This arrangement may cause traffic interruptions for the TSN traffic between the TSN device and the APs. In order to prevent disruption in TSN traffic, a TSN time slot and a resource unit (RU) is determined for each of the APs, and the TSN traffic is communicated between the various devices in network according to the determined TSN time slot and RU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Akram I. Sheriff, Pascal Thubert, Jerome Henry, Robert E. Barton
  • Publication number: 20240147383
    Abstract: A method for providing adaptive radio transmit power based on antenna pattern and elevation tilt measured through an accelerometer is provided. The method includes estimating an orientation of a wireless device using an orientation sensor integrated in or on the wireless device, and determining an adjustment factor for a transmitter of the wireless device based on the orientation. The method further includes adjusting output power of the transmitter of the wireless device based on the adjustment factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Fred Jay Anderson, John Matthew Swartz, Jerome Henry, Robert Edgar Barton, Matthew Aaron Silverman, Danielle N. Bane
  • Publication number: 20240142547
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a magnetometer of a device is provided. The method includes collecting, with a portable calibration device having a magnetometer, magnetic field measurements in a spatial region about a mounting location where the device is to be installed for operation, estimating magnetometer compensation parameters to correct for magnetic field distortion at the mounting location based on the magnetic field measurements collected by the portable calibration device, and configuring the device installed at the mounting location based on the magnetometer compensation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Fred Jay Anderson, John Matthew Swartz, Jerome Henry, Robert Edgar Barton, Matthew Silverman, Michael F. Marlborough
  • Publication number: 20240147245
    Abstract: A method for adaptive presence-based radio configuration of access points in a venue includes defining a number of regions in the venue in which access points are deployed, each region having a center point, and assigning a first access point to a first region, positioned at the center of the first region. The method also includes affecting a first energy level in the first region, which corresponds to a power of a transmit signal emitted by the first access point, and assigning to the first region a configurable capacity value that determines an acceptable overlap constraint between the first energy level of the first region and an energy level of a neighboring region. The method further includes generating data describing a tessellation graph in which a possible map of the access points is formed using an iterative descent process based on the first energy level and the overlap constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Robert Edgar Barton, Fred Jay Anderson, Matthew Aaron Silverman, John Matthew Swartz, Joshua D. Suhr