Patents by Inventor Matthew A. Silverman

Matthew A. Silverman 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: 20200106697
    Abstract: Systems and methods for route finding in networks and/or in a network of networks. A server is communicatively coupled to a datastore, which hosts a model of an industry of Internet infrastructure as a graph. Nodes of the graph represent physical infrastructure components that make up various networks that, collectively, interconnect with one another, infrastructure components that house the physical infrastructure components, and entities owning and/or operating any of these equipment and facilities. Edges of the graph, which are preferably directed in nature as defined by labels, represent the relationships between the physical infrastructure components. The server hosts and employs a route- finding application that utilizes the graph to search for an optimal path between nodes of the graph responsive and according to user-specified criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: C├ęcile Parker, Eric Silverman, William Lindeman, Matthew Natali, Josh Neuroth
  • Patent number: 10568134
    Abstract: A third device stores a receive signal strength of a received response data unit transmitted by a second device after receiving a first data unit transmitted by a first device. The third device obtains a clear channel access parameter included in a header of a second data unit transmitted by the first device to the second device and detects transmission exchanges in each of a plurality of service sets to use as samples of overlapping service set activity. The third device determines a minimum transmit power to be used by the third device to send a transmission to the fourth device based on transmission exchanges between devices in a particular service set. The third device determines whether to send a transmission to the fourth device based on the clear channel access parameter and minimum transmit power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Hart, David Kloper, Pooya Monajemi, Matthew A. Silverman
  • Publication number: 20190356520
    Abstract: Modulated radio frequency (RF) packets are received from a wireless device, and converted to modulated baseband packets. Baseband parameters are derived from the modulated baseband packets. A baseband profile including the baseband parameters is created for the wireless device. A database including baseband profiles of wireless devices is accessed. The baseband profiles are classified under known device types based on baseband parameters included in the baseband profiles. The baseband parameters of the baseband profile are compared to corresponding baseband parameters of the baseband profiles in the database. If the comparing indicates a match between the baseband profile and one of the baseband profiles, the wireless device is classified under the known device type of the one of the baseband profiles, and the baseband profile is stored in the database under the known device type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew A. Silverman, Amir H. Kamalizad, Jie C. Jiang
  • Patent number: 10455439
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a central controller controlling multiple radio heads (RHs) in a network. The central controller generates network information for the radio heads based on a probe request transmitted from a network device and received by one or more of the radio heads. The central controller calculates a respective metric value for each of the radio heads based on the network information. The metric value indicates a capability of a radio head to serve the network device. The central controller selects a subset of radio heads from the multiple radio heads to send a probe response to the network device based on the metric values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Kloper, Matthew A. Silverman, Paul J. Stager
  • Publication number: 20190281778
    Abstract: A horticultural raft includes a raft body, at least one top cavity, and a group of mid cavities. The top cavity includes an upper face defining a first projected area and a lower face defining a second projected area substantially equal to or less than the first projected area. The upper face provides a seeding pattern having one or two degrees of freedom in a growing medium disposed in the top cavity. Each mid cavity has an upper face defining a third projected area that is entirely contained within the second projected area. The mid cavities are configured to contribute to buoyancy of the floating horticultural raft, allow germinants in the growing medium to communicate via capillary action with a nutrient solution when the raft is floating in the nutrient solution, and mitigate hyperhydration and asphyxiation at respective root-stem junctions of the germinants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Nico Hawley-Weld, Matthew Larosa, Aftab Alam, Rachel Klepner, Dan Volpe, Ben Silverman
  • Publication number: 20190280380
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an antenna array, a block of switches, a programmable logic device and a memory device. The antenna array comprises a plurality of antenna elements. The block of switches is configured to selectively connect respective ones of a subset of the plurality of antenna elements to corresponding ones of a plurality of transceivers in a host device. The programmable logic device is configured to communicate with the host device and to control the block of switches. The memory device is coupled to the programmable logic device, and is configured to store information allowing the host device to determine how to control connectivity of individual antenna elements to respective ones of the plurality of transceivers of the host device as part of transmit and/or receive operations of the host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. McCarthy, Matthew A. Silverman, Paul J. Stager
  • Publication number: 20190265367
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an installation orientation of an access point within a predefined area with an associated orientation is disclosed. The method includes obtaining, at a computing apparatus, angle of arrival estimates from each access point based on a wireless transmission from a wireless mobile device. The computing device generates an estimated location of the wireless mobile device based on the angle of arrival estimates. Next, the computing device determines an orientation error for each wireless access point based on the angle of arrival estimate of the wireless mobile device and the estimated location of the wireless mobile device. The computing device generates an adjusted orientation of one or more of the access points based on the orientation error of the access point, thereby aligning the adjusted orientation with the orientation of the predefined area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew A. Silverman, Paul J. Stager, Santosh G. Pandey
  • Publication number: 20190242970
    Abstract: Techniques are presented herein for computing angle-of-arrival estimates while switching antenna states during a packet unit for the general Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFMDA) case (including a single user). A wireless device computes channel estimates throughout the entire frame and not only during the training symbols. Consequently, the wireless device computes channel estimates for all antennas in its array within a single frame instead of having to wait for multiple frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew A. Silverman, Oscar Bejarano Chavez, Paul J. Stager, David Kloper
  • Publication number: 20190246368
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to synchronize wireless signal transmission by endpoints controlled by a central controller. For example, an example method of wireless communication includes receiving, at a first device, over a wired medium between the first device and a second device, a plurality of packets from the second device. Each of the plurality of packets comprises data representative of a portion of a signal corresponding to a wireless medium. The method further includes receiving, at the first device, from the second device over the wired medium a synchronization signal based on a common master clock at the second device. The method further includes synchronizing, at the first device, a local clock of the first device to the common master clock based on the synchronization signal. The method further includes reconstructing the signal corresponding to the wireless medium based on the plurality of packets and the synchronized local clock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Paul J. STAGER, David S. KLOPER, Brian D. HART, Matthew A. SILVERMAN
  • Publication number: 20190238368
    Abstract: The embodiments herein use a factorization based technique for determining filter coefficients for a subset of the subcarriers in a wireless frequency band. Once the filter coefficients for the subset of the subcarriers are calculated, the network device uses these filter coefficients to identify the filter coefficients in a neighboring subcarrier. To do so, the network device uses pseudo-inverse iteration to convert the already calculated filter coefficients into filter coefficients for a neighboring subcarrier. The network device can repeat this process for the next set of neighboring subcarriers until all the filter coefficients have been calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Mithat C. DOGAN, Brian D. HART, Jiunming HUANG, Matthew A. SILVERMAN
  • Patent number: 10367550
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses that a device uses precoding to transmit independent data streams to existing users and additional independent data streams to one or more new users simultaneously. During a first transmission of a first one or more data streams that are precoded using a first precoding matrix, the device determines to transmit a second one or more data streams in a second transmission. Before the first transmission is complete, the device calculates a combined precoding matrix for precoding the first one or more data streams and the second one or more data streams. The device transmits the first one or more data streams in the first transmission and the second one or more data streams in the second transmission simultaneously using the combined precoding matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Kloper, Mithat C. Dogan, Matthew A. Silverman, Brian D. Hart, Jiunming Huang
  • Patent number: 10361482
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an antenna array, a block of switches, a programmable logic device and a memory device. The antenna array comprises a plurality of antenna elements. The block of switches is configured to selectively connect respective ones of a subset of the plurality of antenna elements to corresponding ones of a plurality of transceivers in a host device. The programmable logic device is configured to communicate with the host device and to control the block of switches. The memory device is coupled to the programmable logic device, and is configured to store information allowing the host device to determine how to control connectivity of individual antenna elements to respective ones of the plurality of transceivers of the host device as part of transmit and/or receive operations of the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. McCarthy, Matthew A. Silverman, Paul J. Stager
  • Patent number: 10362489
    Abstract: Techniques for channelization of a wireless communication network in the presence of interference are described. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting an unlicensed wireless wide area network signal. The method includes selecting a wireless channel for a wireless local area network that includes frequencies associated with the unlicensed signal. The method includes allocating a first portion of the wireless channel that includes frequencies associated with the unlicensed signal to a first plurality of resource units and allocating a second portion of the wireless channel that excludes frequencies associated with the unlicensed signal to a second plurality of resource units. The method includes assigning the first plurality of resource units to a first group of client devices, and assigning the second plurality of resource units to a second group of client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal S. Desai, Amir H. Kamalizad, Matthew A. Silverman
  • Patent number: 10340975
    Abstract: Receiving filter design that reduces out-of-channel interference for APs is disclosed. An AP includes a first radio and a second radio disposed in a body of the AP. The first radio transmits first signals in a frequency band while the second radio receives second signals in the same frequency band. The AP includes an interference mitigation controller that determines a receiving filter for the second radio to mitigate interference between the first radio and the second radio based on the second signals received by the second radio when the first radio transmits the first signals in the frequency band. The interference mitigation controller applies the receiving filter to signals received by the second radio during a time period that the first radio is transmitting signals in the frequency band while the second radio is receiving signals in the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Silverman, Paul J. Stager, John Blosco, Corey D. Metsker
  • Patent number: 10330770
    Abstract: Techniques are presented herein for computing angle-of-arrival estimates while switching antenna states during a packet unit for the general Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFMDA) case (including a single user). A wireless device computes channel estimates throughout the entire frame and not only during the training symbols. Consequently, the wireless device computes channel estimates for all antennas in its array within a single frame instead of having to wait for multiple frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Silverman, Oscar Bejarano Chavez, Paul J. Stager, David Kloper
  • Patent number: 10326538
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe calibrating a plurality of radio heads having a plurality of wireless antennas. In one embodiment, the plurality of radio heads communicate a calibration signal in a round robin fashion such that each of the radio heads communicates a respective calibration signal to the remaining radio heads. The received calibration signals are then used to calibrate the radio heads. In one embodiment, a controller coupled with the plurality of radio heads calibrates the radio heads. The calibrated radio heads then communicate to one or more client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mithat C. Dogan, Jiunming Huang, Brian D. Hart, Matthew A. Silverman
  • Patent number: 10306675
    Abstract: A central processor subsystem controls multiple transceivers. Each transceiver transmits protocol data units from antennas of that transceiver and produces receive waveforms from wirelessly received signals at the one or more antennas. A transmit waveform, including a frame addressed to one or more wireless client devices, is sent through a first transceiver to be transmitted wirelessly by the first transceiver on a frequency channel. A receive waveform, representative of the transmission by the first transceiver and wirelessly received at a second transceiver, is received from the second transceiver. While the transmit waveform is being sent to the first transceiver: a level of collision between the receive waveform and another transmission on the frequency channel is detected; and if the level of collision exceeds a threshold prior to an end of the receive waveform, the transmit waveform being sent to the first transceiver is modified to reduce the collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kloper, Brian D. Hart, Matthew A. Silverman, Paul J. Stager
  • Publication number: 20190158157
    Abstract: A wireless device, such as an wireless access point, receives signals detected by a plurality of antennas of a wireless device to produce a plurality of antenna-specific receive signals potentially representing a wireless transmission received from each of one or a plurality of devices. A signal processing component of the wireless device, such as a modem, performs several operations on the antenna-specific receive signals, including building a first space-time equalizer to be applied to the plurality of antenna-specific receive signals to recover a transmission from a first device by both equalizing channel effects and canceling out effects associated with transmissions from devices other than the first device, and building a second space-time equalizer to be applied to the plurality of antenna-specific receive signals to recover a transmission from a second device by both equalizing channel effects and canceling out effects associated with transmissions from devices other than the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoli Ma, Hongyi Fu, Brian D. Hart, Matthew A. Silverman
  • Publication number: 20190137596
    Abstract: Techniques are presented herein for computing angle-of-arrival estimates while switching antenna states during a packet unit for the general Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFMDA) case (including a single user). A wireless device computes channel estimates throughout the entire frame and not only during the training symbols. Consequently, the wireless device computes channel estimates for all antennas in its array within a single frame instead of having to wait for multiple frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew A. Silverman, Oscar Bejarano Chavez, Paul J. Stager, David Kloper
  • Patent number: 10285148
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to synchronize wireless signal transmission by endpoints controlled by a central controller. For example, an example method of wireless communication includes receiving, at a first device, over a wired medium between the first device and a second device, a plurality of packets from the second device. Each of the plurality of packets comprises data representative of a portion of a signal corresponding to a wireless medium. The method further includes receiving, at the first device, from the second device over the wired medium a synchronization signal based on a common master clock at the second device. The method further includes synchronizing, at the first device, a local clock of the first device to the common master clock based on the synchronization signal. The method further includes reconstructing the signal corresponding to the wireless medium based on the plurality of packets and the synchronized local clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Stager, David S. Kloper, Brian D. Hart, Matthew A. Silverman