Patents by Inventor Robert W. McGwier

Robert W. McGwier 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: 20210190896
    Abstract: First information is obtained from a sensing device at a first time. The first information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from a candidate location. The device is at a first location at the first time. Second information is obtained from the device at a second time. The second information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from the candidate location. The device is at a second location at the second time. A system determines that a pattern is in each of the first and second information and determines relationships between the candidate location and the device at each first and second location. The system obtains inverses of the relationships and determines estimates of the received radio signals based on the information and inverses. The system measures or estimates energy emitted from the candidate location based on the estimates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy James O`Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20210120514
    Abstract: First information corresponding to a radio signal received at a first sensing device from a candidate location is obtained. Second information corresponding to a radio signal received at a second sensing device from the candidate location is obtained. A first relationship between the first sensing device and the candidate location and a second relationship between the second sensing device and the candidate location are determined. A first inverse and a second inverse of respectively the first and second relationships are obtained. A first estimate of the radio signal at the first sensing device is determined from the first information and the first inverse. A second estimate of the radio signal at the second sensing device is determined from the second information and the second inverse. Energy emitted from the candidate location is measured based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10859668
    Abstract: First information is obtained from a sensing device at a first time. The first information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from a candidate location. The device is at a first location at the first time. Second information is obtained from the device at a second time. The second information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from the candidate location. The device is at a second location at the second time. A system determines that a pattern is in each of the first and second information and determines relationships between the candidate location and the device at each first and second location. The system obtains inverses of the relationships and determines estimates of the received radio signals based on the information and inverses. The system measures or estimates energy emitted from the candidate location based on the estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10813073
    Abstract: First information corresponding to a radio signal received at a first sensing device from a candidate location is obtained. Second information corresponding to a radio signal received at a second sensing device from the candidate location is obtained. A first relationship between the first sensing device and the candidate location and a second relationship between the second sensing device and the candidate location are determined. A first inverse and a second inverse of respectively the first and second relationships are obtained. A first estimate of the radio signal at the first sensing device is determined from the first information and the first inverse. A second estimate of the radio signal at the second sensing device is determined from the second information and the second inverse. Energy emitted from the candidate location is measured based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20200175450
    Abstract: A task scheduling system that can be used to improve task assignment for multiple satellites, and thereby improve resource allocation in the execution of a task. In some implementations, configuration data for one or more satellites is obtained. Multiple objectives corresponding to a task to be performed using the satellites, and resource parameters associated with executing the task to be performed using the satellites are identified. A score for each objective included in the multiple objectives is computed by the terrestrial scheduler based on the resource parameters and the configuration data for the one or more satellites. The multiple objectives are assigned to one or more of the satellites. Instructions are provided to the one or more satellites that cause the one or more satellites to execute the task according to the assignment of the objectives to the one or more satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: T. Charles Clancy, Robert W. McGwier, Timothy James O`Shea, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20200064434
    Abstract: First information is obtained from a sensing device at a first time. The first information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from a candidate location. The device is at a first location at the first time. Second information is obtained from the device at a second time. The second information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from the candidate location. The device is at a second location at the second time. A system determines that a pattern is in each of the first and second information and determines relationships between the candidate location and the device at each first and second location. The system obtains inverses of the relationships and determines estimates of the received radio signals based on the information and inverses. The system measures or estimates energy emitted from the candidate location based on the estimates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy James O`Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20190380105
    Abstract: First information corresponding to a radio signal received at a first sensing device from a candidate location is obtained. Second information corresponding to a radio signal received at a second sensing device from the candidate location is obtained. A first relationship between the first sensing device and the candidate location and a second relationship between the second sensing device and the candidate location are determined. A first inverse and a second inverse of respectively the first and second relationships are obtained. A first estimate of the radio signal at the first sensing device is determined from the first information and the first inverse. A second estimate of the radio signal at the second sensing device is determined from the second information and the second inverse. Energy emitted from the candidate location is measured based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10474976
    Abstract: A task scheduling system that can be used to improve task assignment for multiple satellites, and thereby improve resource allocation in the execution of a task. In some implementations, configuration data for one or more satellites is obtained. Multiple objectives corresponding to a task to be performed using the satellites, and resource parameters associated with executing the task to be performed using the satellites are identified. A score for each objective included in the multiple objectives is computed by the terrestrial scheduler based on the resource parameters and the configuration data for the one or more satellites. The multiple objectives are assigned to one or more of the satellites. Instructions are provided to the one or more satellites that cause the one or more satellites to execute the task according to the assignment of the objectives to the one or more satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Charles Clancy, Robert W. McGwier, Timothy James O'Shea, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10466336
    Abstract: First information is obtained from a sensing device at a first time. The first information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from a candidate location. The device is at a first location at the first time. Second information is obtained from the device at a second time. The second information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from the candidate location. The device is at a second location at the second time. A system determines that a pattern is in each of the first and second information and determines relationships between the candidate location and the device at each first and second location. The system obtains inverses of the relationships and determines estimates of the received radio signals based on the information and inverses. The system measures or estimates energy emitted from the candidate location based on the estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10440677
    Abstract: First information corresponding to a radio signal received at a first sensing device from a candidate location is obtained. Second information corresponding to a radio signal received at a second sensing device from the candidate location is obtained. A first relationship between the first sensing device and the candidate location and a second relationship between the second sensing device and the candidate location are determined. A first inverse and a second inverse of respectively the first and second relationships are obtained. A first estimate of the radio signal at the first sensing device is determined from the first information and the first inverse. A second estimate of the radio signal at the second sensing device is determined from the second information and the second inverse. Energy emitted from the candidate location is measured based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20190121665
    Abstract: A task scheduling system that can be used to improve task assignment for multiple satellites, and thereby improve resource allocation in the execution of a task. In some implementations, configuration data for one or more satellites is obtained. Multiple objectives corresponding to a task to be performed using the satellites, and resource parameters associated with executing the task to be performed using the satellites are identified. A score for each objective included in the multiple objectives is computed by the terrestrial scheduler based on the resource parameters and the configuration data for the one or more satellites. The multiple objectives are assigned to one or more of the satellites. Instructions are provided to the one or more satellites that cause the one or more satellites to execute the task according to the assignment of the objectives to the one or more satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: T. Charles Clancy, Robert W. McGwier, Timothy James O`Shea, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20190037520
    Abstract: First information corresponding to a radio signal received at a first sensing device from a candidate location is obtained. Second information corresponding to a radio signal received at a second sensing device from the candidate location is obtained. A first relationship between the first sensing device and the candidate location and a second relationship between the second sensing device and the candidate location are determined. A first inverse and a second inverse of respectively the first and second relationships are obtained. A first estimate of the radio signal at the first sensing device is determined from the first information and the first inverse. A second estimate of the radio signal at the second sensing device is determined from the second information and the second inverse. Energy emitted from the candidate location is measured based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20190004144
    Abstract: First information is obtained from a sensing device at a first time. The first information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from a candidate location. The device is at a first location at the first time. Second information is obtained from the device at a second time. The second information corresponds to a radio signal received at the device from the candidate location. The device is at a second location at the second time. A system determines that a pattern is in each of the first and second information and determines relationships between the candidate location and the device at each first and second location. The system obtains inverses of the relationships and determines estimates of the received radio signals based on the information and inverses. The system measures or estimates energy emitted from the candidate location based on the estimates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy James O`Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10057873
    Abstract: First information corresponding to a radio signal received at a first sensing device from a candidate location is obtained. Second information corresponding to a radio signal received at a second sensing device from the candidate location is obtained. A first relationship between the first sensing device and the candidate location and a second relationship between the second sensing device and the candidate location are determined. A first inverse and a second inverse of respectively the first and second relationships are obtained. A first estimate of the radio signal at the first sensing device is determined from the first information and the first inverse. A second estimate of the radio signal at the second sensing device is determined from the second information and the second inverse. Energy emitted from the candidate location is measured based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20180007653
    Abstract: First information corresponding to a radio signal received at a first sensing device from a candidate location is obtained. Second information corresponding to a radio signal received at a second sensing device from the candidate location is obtained. A first relationship between the first sensing device and the candidate location and a second relationship between the second sensing device and the candidate location are determined. A first inverse and a second inverse of respectively the first and second relationships are obtained. A first estimate of the radio signal at the first sensing device is determined from the first information and the first inverse. A second estimate of the radio signal at the second sensing device is determined from the second information and the second inverse. Energy emitted from the candidate location is measured based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9661604
    Abstract: First information corresponding to a radio signal received at a first sensing device from a candidate location is obtained. Second information corresponding to a radio signal received at a second sensing device from the candidate location is obtained. A first relationship between the first sensing device and the candidate location and a second relationship between the second sensing device and the candidate location are determined. A first inverse and a second inverse of respectively the first and second relationships are obtained. A first estimate of the radio signal at the first sensing device is determined from the first information and the first inverse. A second estimate of the radio signal at the second sensing device is determined from the second information and the second inverse. Energy emitted from the candidate location is measured based on the first estimate and the second estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Robert W. McGwier, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9391749
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for managing data traffic to a plurality of mobile devices over a wireless network. For each mobile device, a facility is provided that is capable of: (i) assigning a utility function to mathematically represent the value of a plurality of applications running on that mobile device with respect to a factor, (ii) aggregating the plurality of utility functions to generate an aggregated utility function corresponding to that mobile device, and (ii) communicating at least one of the associated aggregate utility function and a bid price based on the associated aggregate utility function over a network. A resource allocation is determined among a plurality of mobile devices based on a bidding process which accounts for the aggregate utility functions, and the data traffic between the mobile devices and the resource is managed using a network traffic shaping element according to the resource allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Ashwin Amanna, III, Joseph Mitola, III, Thomas Charles Clancy, III, Jeffrey H. Reed, Robert W. McGwier, Seth Hitefield, Andrew Pham, Sergio Bernales, Michael Fowler