Patents by Inventor Kristi A. Jaska

Kristi A. Jaska 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: 10855603
    Abstract: Methods and systems for allocation of network capacity are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes, determining a transmission profile for each of a plurality of service flow types, each transmission profile defining at least three different network capacity allocation parameters for a set of at least three different ordered network capacity allocation cycles, for each of the at least three ordered network capacity allocation cycles: selecting, for each service flow type, the network capacity allocation parameters in each service flow types transmission profile associated with a current network capacity allocation cycle of the at least three ordered network capacity allocation cycles, determining amounts of data to transmit for each of the plurality of service flow types based, at least in part, on the selected network capacity allocation parameters for the current network capacity allocation cycle, and transmitting the determined amounts over a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: James Esserman, Kristi A Jaska, Anil K Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20190075055
    Abstract: Methods and systems for allocation of network capacity are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes, determining a transmission profile for each of a plurality of service flow types, each transmission profile defining at least three different network capacity allocation parameters for a set of at least three different ordered network capacity allocation cycles, for each of the at least three ordered network capacity allocation cycles: selecting, for each service flow type, the network capacity allocation parameters in each service flow types transmission profile associated with a current network capacity allocation cycle of the at least three ordered network capacity allocation cycles, determining amounts of data to transmit for each of the plurality of service flow types based, at least in part, on the selected network capacity allocation parameters for the current network capacity allocation cycle, and transmitting the determined amounts over a communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES ESSERMAN, KRISTI A. JASKA, ANIL K. AGARWAL
  • Patent number: 9559969
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for source-aware shaping of network traffic in a communications system. Embodiments can manage resource congestion within a communications network by preferentially adjusting certain types of traffic on a per-subscriber and/or per-application basis. For example, a subscriber can receive various types of traffic in respective streams, and the streams can be identified according to whether they carry adaptive traffic. When a congestion condition is detected, one or more of the identified streams can be squeezed or expanded, which can cause an associated content source to automatically adapt communication of the adaptive traffic (e.g., its quality) to the reduced or expanded capacity. Selectively squeezing those streams identified as adaptive can appreciably mitigate congestion, while maintaining a desired level of network performance for the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ViaSat Inc.
    Inventors: Kristi Jaska, James Esserman
  • Patent number: 9246775
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems manage use of shared network resources among subscribers to a data communication service. In some implementations, a first metric is computed representing a subscriber's utilization of the shared network resources. If the subscriber's utilization exceeds a first threshold, the subscriber's network traffic over the shared network resources may be filtered to allow use of the shared network resources only with a first set of capabilities. When the subscriber's data is filtered, their upload or download speed may be unaffected. If the subscriber's utilization exceeds a second threshold, the subscriber's data download speed may be limited. In some implementations, the second threshold is larger than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: Jim Esserman, Kristi Jaska, Keven Lippert
  • Patent number: 9172457
    Abstract: A method is presented for communicating data in multibeam satellite system utilizing frequency re-use. The method comprises establishing uplink service beams and downlink service beams between a satellite and a plurality of subscriber terminals. A plurality of the uplink service beams are transmitted to the satellite by re-using at least one common uplink frequency channel. A plurality of the downlink service beams are transmitted from the satellite by re-using at least one common downlink frequency channel. The method further comprises establishing at least one uplink feeder beam and at least one downlink feeder beam between the satellite and a gateway terminal. The at least one uplink feeder beam is transmitted to the satellite by further re-using the at least one common uplink frequency channel. The at least one downlink feeder beam is transmitted from the satellite by further re-using the at least one common downlink frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150016253
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for source-aware shaping of network traffic in a communications system. Embodiments can manage resource congestion within a communications network by preferentially adjusting certain types of traffic on a per-subscriber and/or per-application basis. For example, a subscriber can receive various types of traffic in respective streams, and the streams can be identified according to whether they carry adaptive traffic. When a congestion condition is detected, one or more of the identified streams can be squeezed or expanded, which can cause an associated content source to automatically adapt communication of the adaptive traffic (e.g., its quality) to the reduced or expanded capacity. Selectively squeezing those streams identified as adaptive can appreciably mitigate congestion, while maintaining a desired level of network performance for the subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristi Jaska, James Esserman
  • Patent number: 8855552
    Abstract: A method is presented for transmitting data in a satellite system having multiple spot beams comprising (1) sending a broadband signal in a forward direction from a gateway terminal to a communications satellite for relay to at least one subscriber terminal, (2) receiving the broadband signal at the communications satellite, wherein the communications satellite comprises a bent pipe repeater having a plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (3) using one of the plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers to amplify the broadband signal and no other broadband signal from the gateway terminal, to produce an amplified broadband signal, (4) sending the amplified broadband signal as one of a plurality of service spot beams to the at least one subscriber terminal, and (5) receiving and retrieving data from the amplified broadband signal at the at least one subscriber terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Steven R. Hart, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140192707
    Abstract: A method is presented for communicating data in a multibeam satellite system utilizing frequency re-use. The method comprises establishing uplink service beams and downlink service beams between a satellite and a plurality of subscriber terminals. A plurality of the uplink service beams are transmitted to the satellite by re-using at least one common uplink frequency channel. A plurality of the downlink service beams are transmitted from the satellite by re-using at least one common downlink frequency channel. The method further comprises establishing at least one uplink feeder beam and at least one downlink feeder beam between the satellite and a gateway terminal. The at least one uplink feeder beam is transmitted to the satellite by further re-using the at least one common uplink frequency channel. The at least one downlink feeder beam is transmitted from the satellite by further re-using the at least one common downlink frequency channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140059227
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems manage use of shared network resources among subscribers to a data communication service. In some implementations, a first metric is computed representing a subscriber's utilization of the shared network resources. If the subscriber's utilization exceeds a first threshold, the subscriber's network traffic over the shared network resources may be filtered to allow use of the shared network resources only with a first set of capabilities. When the subscriber's data is filtered, their upload or download speed may be unaffected. If the subscriber's utilization exceeds a second threshold, the subscriber's data download speed may be limited. In some implementations, the second threshold is larger than the first threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Esserman, Kristi Jaska, Keven Lippert
  • Publication number: 20130336203
    Abstract: A method is presented for transmitting data in a satellite system having multiple spot beams comprising (1) sending a broadband signal in a forward direction from a gateway terminal to a communications satellite for relay to at least one subscriber terminal, (2) receiving the broadband signal at the communications satellite, wherein the communications satellite comprises a bent pipe repeater having a plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (3) using one of the plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers to amplify the broadband signal and no other broadband signal from the gateway terminal, to produce an amplified broadband signal, (4) sending the amplified broadband signal as one of a plurality of service spot beams to the at least one subscriber terminal, and (5) receiving and retrieving data from the amplified broadband signal at the at least one subscriber terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Steven R. Hart, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 8548377
    Abstract: A method is presented for communicating data in a multibeam satellite system utilizing frequency re-use. The method comprises establishing uplink service beams and downlink service beams between a satellite and a plurality of subscriber terminals. A plurality of the uplink service beams are transmitted to the satellite by re-using at least one common uplink frequency channel. A plurality of the downlink service beams are transmitted from the satellite by re-using at least one common downlink frequency channel. The method further comprises establishing at least one uplink feeder beam and at least one downlink feeder beam between the satellite and a gateway terminal. The at least one uplink feeder beam is transmitted to the satellite by further re-using the at least one common uplink frequency channel. The at least one downlink feeder beam is transmitted from the satellite by further re-using the at least one common downlink frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 8538323
    Abstract: A method is presented for transmitting data in a satellite system having multiple spot beams comprising (1) sending a broadband signal in a forward direction from a gateway terminal to a communications satellite for relay to at least one subscriber terminal, (2) receiving the broadband signal at the communications satellite, wherein the communications satellite comprises a bent pipe repeater having a plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (3) using one of the plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers to amplify the broadband signal and no other broadband signal from the gateway terminal, to produce an amplified broadband signal, (4) sending the amplified broadband signal as one of a plurality of service spot beams to the at least one subscriber terminal, and (5) receiving and retrieving data from the amplified broadband signal at the at least one subscriber terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Steven R. Hart, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 8315199
    Abstract: A method is presented for transmitting data in a satellite system having multiple spot beams comprising (1) sending a broadband signal in a forward direction from a gateway terminal to a communications satellite for relay to at least one subscriber terminal, (2) receiving the broadband signal at the communications satellite, wherein the communications satellite comprises a bent pipe repeater having a plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (3) using one of the plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers to amplify the broadband signal and no other broadband signal from the gateway terminal, to produce an amplified broadband signal, (4) sending the amplified broadband signal as one of a plurality of service spot beams to the at least one subscriber terminal, and (5) receiving and retrieving data from the amplified broadband signal at the at least one subscriber terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120276840
    Abstract: A method is presented for transmitting data in a satellite system having multiple spot beams comprising (1) sending a broadband signal in a forward direction from a gateway terminal to a communications satellite for relay to at least one subscriber terminal, (2) receiving the broadband signal at the communications satellite, wherein the communications satellite comprises a bent pipe repeater having a plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (3) using one of the plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers to amplify the broadband signal and no other broadband signal from the gateway terminal, to produce an amplified broadband signal, (4) sending the amplified broadband signal as one of a plurality of service spot beams to the at least one subscriber terminal, and (5) receiving and retrieving data from the amplified broadband signal at the at least one subscriber terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Steven R. Hart, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120244798
    Abstract: A method is presented for communicating data in a multibeam satellite system utilizing frequency re-use. The method comprises establishing uplink service beams and downlink service beams between a satellite and a plurality of subscriber terminals. A plurality of the uplink service beams are transmitted to the satellite by re-using at least one common uplink frequency channel. A plurality of the downlink service beams are transmitted from the satellite by re-using at least one common downlink frequency channel. The method further comprises establishing at least one uplink feeder beam and at least one downlink feeder beam between the satellite and a gateway terminal. The at least one uplink feeder beam is transmitted to the satellite by further re-using the at least one common uplink frequency channel. The at least one downlink feeder beam is transmitted from the satellite by further re-using the at least one common downlink frequency channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 8254832
    Abstract: A method is presented for communicating data in a multibeam satellite system utilizing frequency re-use. The method comprises establishing uplink service beams and downlink service beams between a satellite and a plurality of subscriber terminals. A plurality of the uplink service beams are transmitted to the satellite by re-using at least one common uplink frequency channel, and a plurality of the downlink service beams are transmitted from the satellite by re-using at least one common downlink frequency channel. The method further comprises establishing at least one uplink service beam and at least one downlink service beam between the satellite and a gateway terminal. The at least one uplink service beam is transmitted to the satellite by further re-using the at least one common uplink frequency channel, and the at least one downlink service beam is transmitted from the satellite by further re-using the at least one common downlink frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20090298423
    Abstract: A method is presented for utilizing excess satellite bus power comprising (1) sending a broadband signal in at least one feeder beam in a forward direction from a gateway terminal to a bent pipe repeater satellite for relay to at least one subscriber terminal, wherein the satellite is operable to provide a total amount of bus power, wherein an existing payload consumes an occupied portion of the total bus power, wherein an additional payload consumes a remaining portion of the total bus power and comprises a plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (2) receiving the broadband signal and amplifying the broadband signal using one of the plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (3) sending the amplified broadband signal, as one of a plurality of service spot beams, to the at least one subscriber terminal, and (4) receiving and retrieving data from the amplified broadband signal at the at least one subscriber terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20090298416
    Abstract: A method is presented for transmitting data in a satellite system having multiple spot beams comprising (1) sending a broadband signal in a forward direction from a gateway terminal to a communications satellite for relay to at least one subscriber terminal, (2) receiving the broadband signal at the communications satellite, wherein the communications satellite comprises a bent pipe repeater having a plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (3) using one of the plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers to amplify the broadband signal and no other broadband signal from the gateway terminal, to produce an amplified broadband signal, (4) sending the amplified broadband signal as one of a plurality of service spot beams to the at least one subscriber terminal, and (5) receiving and retrieving data from the amplified broadband signal at the at least one subscriber terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Steven R. Hart, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20090291633
    Abstract: A method is presented for communicating data in a multibeam satellite system utilizing frequency re-use. The method comprises establishing uplink service beams and downlink service beams between a satellite and a plurality of subscriber terminals. A plurality of the uplink service beams are transmitted to the satellite by re-using at least one common uplink frequency channel, and a plurality of the downlink service beams are transmitted from the satellite by re-using at least one common downlink frequency channel. The method further comprises establishing at least one uplink service beam and at least one downlink service beam between the satellite and a gateway terminal. The at least one uplink service beam is transmitted to the satellite by further re-using the at least one common uplink frequency channel, and the at least one downlink service beam is transmitted from the satellite by further re-using the at least one common downlink frequency channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20090290530
    Abstract: A method is presented for transmitting data in a satellite system having multiple spot beams comprising (1) sending a broadband signal in a forward direction from a gateway terminal to a communications satellite for relay to at least one subscriber terminal, (2) receiving the broadband signal at the communications satellite, wherein the communications satellite comprises a bent pipe repeater having a plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers, (3) using one of the plurality of satellite-based transmission amplifiers to amplify the broadband signal and no other broadband signal from the gateway terminal, to produce an amplified broadband signal, (4) sending the amplified broadband signal as one of a plurality of service spot beams to the at least one subscriber terminal, and (5) receiving and retrieving data from the amplified broadband signal at the at least one subscriber terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Dankberg, Mark J. Miller, Kristi Jaska, Robert Wilson