Patents by Inventor Robert Randall Cleave

Robert Randall Cleave 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: 10965779
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for spaceborne and airborne computing platforms. In one example, an airborne computing platform includes a plurality of airborne devices, with one or more of the airborne devices comprising specialized roles defined by at least one among software elements and hardware elements targeted to the specialized roles. Individual ones of the airborne devices are configured to identify tasks to be serviced using one or more of the specialized roles, determine one or more target devices to handle the tasks based at least in part on attributes of the target devices, and transfer at least task instructions for delivery to the target devices for performing the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber, John Edward Metzger, Robert Randall Cleave
  • Patent number: 10929205
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for the deployment and management of converged resources across satellites, aircraft, and ground-based nodes to perform user tasks and applications. In one implementation, a system includes a first physical node that monitors sensor data to determine when the sensor data qualifies for an operation triggering event. Once the sensor data qualifies for the operation triggering event, the first physical node may generate and communicate a notification to a second physical node to initiate a new operation to support the triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Randall Cleave, Shaun B. Coleman, John Edward Metzger
  • Patent number: 10797969
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein manage the initiation of applications in a system of physical nodes. In one example, a control system may identify a triggering event to initiate an application in the system based on sensor data obtained from at least a subset of the physical nodes. In response to the triggering event, the control system may identify a physical node with an image to support the execution of the application, initiate execution of the application associated with the image, and allocate or provide state information to the executing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Senthilkumar Narayanasamy, Robert Randall Cleave, John Edward Metzger, Shaun B. Coleman
  • Patent number: 10776158
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein manage the deployment of applications across multiple provisioning layers. In managing the applications, a management service may monitor resource usage by the applications that are executing in a first provisioning layer, wherein the first provisioning layer comprises physical nodes such as airborne or spaceborne nodes. While monitoring the resource usage, the management service may determine when the resource usage by the applications satisfies migration criteria and, when the applications satisfy the migration criteria, select one or more of the applications to be offloaded to another provisioning layer. Once selected, the management service may initiate deployment of the one or more applications in the other provisioning layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Randall Cleave, John Edward Metzger, Shaun B. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20200274947
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for spaceborne and airborne computing platforms. In one example, an airborne computing platform includes a plurality of airborne devices, with one or more of the airborne devices comprising specialized roles defined by at least one among software elements and hardware elements targeted to the specialized roles. Individual ones of the airborne devices are configured to identify tasks to be serviced using one or more of the specialized roles, determine one or more target devices to handle the tasks based at least in part on attributes of the target devices, and transfer at least task instructions for delivery to the target devices for performing the tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber, John Edward Metzger, Robert Randall Cleave
  • Publication number: 20200250008
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein manage the deployment of applications across multiple provisioning layers. In managing the applications, a management service may monitor resource usage by the applications that are executing in a first provisioning layer, wherein the first provisioning layer comprises physical nodes such as airborne or spaceborne nodes. While monitoring the resource usage, the management service may determine when the resource usage by the applications satisfies migration criteria and, when the applications satisfy the migration criteria, select one or more of the applications to be offloaded to another provisioning layer. Once selected, the management service may initiate deployment of the one or more applications in the other provisioning layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Randall Cleave, John Edward Metzger, Shaun B. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20200133746
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for the deployment and management of converged resources across satellites, aircraft, and ground-based nodes to perform user tasks and applications. In one implementation, a system includes a first physical node that monitors sensor data to determine when the sensor data qualifies for an operation triggering event. Once the sensor data qualifies for the operation triggering event, the first physical node may generate and communicate a notification to a second physical node to initiate a new operation to support the triggering event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Randall Cleave, Shaun B. Coleman, John Edward Metzger
  • Patent number: 10637562
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for deploying communication networks in clusters of satellite devices. In one example, satellite system may include a ground node including a geosynchronous communication interface configured to transmit data to a geosynchronous satellite device in a geosynchronous orbit, the geosynchronous satellite device including a ground communication interface configured to receive data from at least the ground node, and a low earth orbit communication interface configured to broadcast the data for receipt by a plurality of low-earth orbiting satellite devices. The plurality of low-earth orbiting satellite devices each may include a geosynchronous communication interface configured to receive the data broadcast by the geosynchronous satellite device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Randall Cleave, Shaun B. Coleman
  • Patent number: 10491710
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for spaceborne and airborne computing platforms. In one example, an airborne computing platform includes a plurality of airborne devices, with one or more of the airborne devices comprising specialized roles defined by at least one among software elements and hardware elements targeted to the specialized roles. Individual ones of the airborne devices are configured to identify tasks to be serviced using one or more of the specialized roles, determine one or more target devices to handle the tasks based at least in part on attributes of the target devices, and transfer at least task instructions for delivery to the target devices for performing the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber, John Edward Metzger, Robert Randall Cleave
  • Publication number: 20190149634
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for spaceborne and airborne computing platforms. In one example, an airborne computing platform includes a plurality of airborne devices, with one or more of the airborne devices comprising specialized roles defined by at least one among software elements and hardware elements targeted to the specialized roles. Individual ones of the airborne devices are configured to identify tasks to be serviced using one or more of the specialized roles, determine one or more target devices to handle the tasks based at least in part on attributes of the target devices, and transfer at least task instructions for delivery to the target devices for performing the tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber, John Edward Metzger, Robert Randall Cleave