Patents by Inventor Mark D. Schroeder

Mark D. Schroeder 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: 20190203432
    Abstract: A ground marking apparatus is configured to apply marking material to a ground surface. The ground marking apparatus includes a beam supported by a beam mount and extending along a beam axis. A carriage is disposed on the beam and movable on the beam along the beam axis. A carriage motor operably interfaces with the beam and is configured to move the carriage along the beam. A dispense arm is supported by the carriage and is configured to move relative to the beam as the carriage moves along the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: James C. Schroeder, Mark D. Shultz, Roland M. Bedard, Daniel D. Rohling
  • Patent number: 10021696
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. An edge caching mechanism is provided within a basestation to perform caching of data at the edge of the mobile data network. The edge caching mechanism analyzes historical usage data that indicates historical accesses to the basestation. Data patterns in the historical usage data may be used to define cache load criteria and to optionally define cache flush criteria. This architecture allows caching of data at the edge of a mobile data network within the infrastructure of an existing mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9775158
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. An edge caching mechanism is provided within a basestation to perform caching of data at the edge of the mobile data network. The edge caching mechanism analyzes historical usage data that indicates historical accesses to the basestation. Data patterns in the historical usage data may be used to define cache load criteria and to optionally define cache flush criteria. This architecture allows caching of data at the edge of a mobile data network within the infrastructure of an existing mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9693241
    Abstract: Basestation equipment in a mobile data network is subject to harsh environmental conditions at many remote locations. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has introduced a Mobile Internet Optimization Platform (MIOP) appliance, referred herein as the MIOP@NodeB. This appliance is placed at the edge or basestation of a mobile data network to provide a platform for hosting applications and enhancing mobile network services. The introduction of an edge appliance provides a platform for additional reliability functions. A predictive failure mechanism in the basestation appliance mitigates the effects of predicted failures in a mobile network basestation due to weather conditions. The predictive failure mechanism considers historical data, ambient environmental conditions, weather alerts and weather forecasts to take pre-emptive action to avert partial or total failure of the basestation equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9681317
    Abstract: Basestation equipment in a mobile data network is subject to harsh environmental conditions at many remote locations. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has introduced a Mobile Internet Optimization Platform (MIOP) appliance, referred herein as the MIOP@NodeB. This appliance is placed at the edge or basestation of a mobile data network to provide a platform for hosting applications and enhancing mobile network services. The introduction of an edge appliance provides a platform for additional reliability functions. A predictive failure mechanism in the basestation appliance mitigates the effects of predicted failures in a mobile network basestation due to weather conditions. The predictive failure mechanism considers historical data, ambient environmental conditions, weather alerts and weather forecasts to take pre-emptive action to avert partial or total failure of the basestation equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9658842
    Abstract: An application Runtime Expert (ARE) manages deployment of application software on multiple computer systems. The ARE assists the user in verifying and fixing configuration and environment details of an application deployed on multiple computer systems. The ARE creates a user configurable XML template that contains configuration and environment details based on information collected from a master system that has a known good deployment. The ARE allows a user to edit the XML logic in the template and add plug-ins to the template. The XML template with the added plug-ins are sent to a target system and used to verify the deployment on the target system compared to the master system and to make fixes to the target system's configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy C. Rowe, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9226170
    Abstract: A mobile data network includes a breakout appliance at the edge of the mobile data network and an appliance in the core network that includes multiple enclosures. Each appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliances without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliances. An aggregate appliance in the mobile data network defines high-level commands, which each have a corresponding set of steps that are performed when the high-level command is executed. Each step causes one or more of the defined commands to be executed on the breakout appliance and/or the appliance in the core network and/or one a related software entity. This aggregated appliance allows configuring and controlling the breakout appliance and the appliance in the core network in a way that is transparent to most existing components in the mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9178802
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts device-specific edge applications that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9112792
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts device-specific edge applications that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9083603
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in an appliance in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. The appliance in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. The appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliance without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliance. This appliance architecture allows performing new mobile network services at the edge of a mobile data network within the infrastructure of an existing mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9078203
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts edge applications, including third party edge applications, that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9072042
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts edge applications, including third party edge applications, that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9042864
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in an appliance in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. The appliance in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. The appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliance without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliance. This appliance architecture allows performing new mobile network services at the edge of a mobile data network within the infrastructure of an existing mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9030944
    Abstract: A mobile data network includes a breakout appliance at the edge of the mobile data network and an appliance in the core network that includes multiple enclosures. Each appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliances without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliances. An aggregate appliance in the mobile data network defines high-level commands, which each have a corresponding set of steps that are performed when the high-level command is executed. Each step causes one or more of the defined commands to be executed on the breakout appliance and/or the appliance in the core network and/or one a related software entity. This aggregated appliance allows configuring and controlling the breakout appliance and the appliance in the core network in a way that is transparent to most existing components in the mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9019937
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation connected to user equipment, and hosts edge applications that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. When a breakout component is not running a needed edge application, the session for the user equipment may be transferred to a neighboring basestation that is running the needed edge application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Kalmbach, Scott A. Liebl, William Moy, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9001733
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network that includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation connected to user equipment, and hosts edge applications that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network. When a breakout component is not running a needed edge application, and the needed edge application is running in a neighboring basestation, the breakout component can route the request for the needed edge application to the neighboring basestation via the overlay network. The neighboring basestation processes the request using the needed edge application, then returns the data to the original basestation via the overlay network. The original basestation thus maintains the subscriber session with the user equipment while offloading the work of the needed application to a neighboring basestation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Kalmbach, Scott A. Liebl, William Moy, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8989067
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and hosts edge applications, including third party edge applications, that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Berg, Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8989141
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A breakout component in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation connected to user equipment, and hosts edge applications that perform one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. When a breakout component is not running a needed edge application, the session for the user equipment may be transferred to a neighboring basestation that is running the needed edge application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Kalmbach, Scott A. Liebl, William Moy, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8913491
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in an appliance in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. The appliance in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. The appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliance without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliance. The appliance includes overload detection and handling within the appliance. This appliance architecture allows performing new mobile network services at the edge of a mobile data network within the infrastructure of an existing mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shah A. Chowdhury, Michael T. Kalmbach, Scott A. Liebl, Mark D. Schroeder, Theodore F. Timashenka, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8873382
    Abstract: Mobile network services are performed in an appliance in a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. The appliance in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. The appliance has defined interfaces and defined commands on each interface that allow performing all needed functions on the appliance without revealing details regarding the hardware and software used to implement the appliance. The appliance includes overload detection and handling within the appliance. This appliance architecture allows performing new mobile network services at the edge of a mobile data network within the infrastructure of an existing mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shah A. Chowdhury, Michael T. Kalmbach, Scott A. Liebl, Mark D. Schroeder, Theodore F. Timashenka, Jr.