Patents by Inventor Ronald T. Crocker

Ronald T. Crocker 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: 20210400122
    Abstract: A monitoring system presents metrics or event data by monitoring state information of a computing system. In an embodiment, the monitoring system includes one or more processors that receive state information from an agent executing on the computing system. The state information describes a component of the computing system. In response to receiving the state information, the monitoring system generates aggregate state information based on the state information and prior state information previously received from the agent. The state information and prior state information may correspond to the same time period. The monitoring system generates subscribed state information from the aggregate state information. The subscribed state information is a subset of the aggregate state information selected using instructions of a client. The monitoring system sends the subscribed state information to the client to cause an update in a user interface presented by the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventor: Ronald T. Crocker
  • Patent number: 11140242
    Abstract: A monitoring system presents metrics or event data by monitoring state information of a computing system. In an embodiment, the monitoring system includes one or more processors that receive state information from an agent executing on the computing system. The state information describes a component of the computing system. In response to receiving the state information, the monitoring system generates aggregate state information based on the state information and prior state information previously received from the agent. The state information and prior state information may correspond to the same time period. The monitoring system generates subscribed state information from the aggregate state information. The subscribed state information is a subset of the aggregate state information selected using instructions of a client. The monitoring system sends the subscribed state information to the client to cause an update in a user interface presented by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: New Relic, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald T. Crocker
  • Publication number: 20190191010
    Abstract: A monitoring system presents metrics or event data by monitoring state information of a computing system. In an embodiment, the monitoring system includes one or more processors that receive state information from an agent executing on the computing system. The state information describes a component of the computing system. In response to receiving the state information, the monitoring system generates aggregate state information based on the state information and prior state information previously received from the agent. The state information and prior state information may correspond to the same time period. The monitoring system generates subscribed state information from the aggregate state information. The subscribed state information is a subset of the aggregate state information selected using instructions of a client. The monitoring system sends the subscribed state information to the client to cause an update in a user interface presented by the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald T. Crocker
  • Patent number: 8599871
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described which can serve to increase the cross paging call success rate in joint networks. Resource reservation by a requesting network (312) in the context of cross paging is described. In general, such resource reservation may be triggered by the occurrence of any one of a variety of events in conjunction with the requesting network determining that a communication session with an AT (301) is desirable. Examples of triggering events include the following: the AT subscribing for resource reservation as a matter of configuration, the AT having a particular call state and perhaps with regard to particular services, the AT requesting resource reservation (before or after being paged/notified of the requesting network's desire to provide service, the communication session for which the requesting network is requesting the AT is of a particular type, and/or resource reservation is an operational default system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Shahab M. Sayeedi, Ronald T. Crocker, Xiang Xu
  • Patent number: 8462727
    Abstract: A method (300) and communication device (106) capable of streamlining call setups to a wireless mobile unit (102) may include a transceiver (520) and a controller (502). In various embodiments of the invention, the controller detects (302) a modified request for a communication resource, optionally monitors (304) a communication system loading parameter, and sends (406 or 408) an assignment for a larger than anticipated allocation of the communication resource upon detecting the modified request or when the system loading parameter falls below a predetermined threshold. The controller may also receive (410) via the larger than anticipated allocation of the communication resource both an anticipated initial data transmission and an initial user data transmission in a first data transmission from the mobile wireless unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ronald T. Crocker, John M. Harris, Pranavkumar L. Joshi
  • Patent number: 8401584
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dynamic group prioritization in a communication network includes a first step (400) of defining a dynamic list of group participants by an application, such as a dispatch function. A next step (402) includes sending a request to a Group Management Function, wherein the request includes a requested group priority and the list of group participants. A next step (404) includes allocating a unique identifier to the group and assigning a group priority to the group. A next step (406) includes notifying the application, group participants, and network of the unique identifier and the network of the assigned group priority. The assigned priority of the group and its flows can be dynamically altered in real-time while the group is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Trent J. Miller, Jeff S. Anderson, Michelle M. Antonelli, Ronald T. Crocker, Steven E. Vanswol
  • Patent number: 7965680
    Abstract: A device (132) for dynamically selecting a wireless communication mode for wirelessly communicating information to at least two wireless communication devices (104, 106) includes a packet data comparator (324) adapted to compare data packets in multiple data streams, each stream designated for transmission to a different one of multiple destination devices and also to identify at least two of the packets having identical information in at least a portion of the packets. The device (132) also includes an output (312) for sending the at least a portion of the packets having the identified identical information to the at least two wireless communication devices in the multicast mode, and also for sending a remainder of the data streams to the at least two wireless communication devices in a unicast mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Alok H. Jhamnani, Gary E. Western, Stephen L. Spear, Ronald T. Crocker, John M. Harris
  • Patent number: 7804912
    Abstract: A communication device converts a bit stream to multiple symbols and provides encryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each symbol of the multiple symbols to produce multiple encrypted symbols. Each encrypted symbol of the multiple encrypted symbols is modulated with an orthogonal subcarrier to produce at least one modulated subcarrier and the at least one modulated subcarrier is then transmitted via a wireless link. On a receive side, a receiving communication device receives the transmitted, encrypted symbols and provides decryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each encrypted symbol in correspondence with the phase used to encrypt the symbol at the transmit side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuda Y. Luz, Ronald T. Crocker, John M. Harris
  • Patent number: 7680487
    Abstract: Upon detecting (201) a communication need for a group of communication recipients that entails attempting to make at least one transmission to each of the communication recipients in the group (wherein at least one of the communication recipients has both a scheduled personal communication opportunity and a scheduled group communication opportunity), one automatically uses (202) whichever of the scheduled communication opportunities occurs first to make the at least one transmission to the communication recipient(s) for which this option applies. In one approach this response is further informed and influenced by one or more other factors, such as but not limited to system loading (203), group size and/or known whereabouts (204), and/or whether a recent transmission response was received (205).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker
  • Publication number: 20090312045
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dynamic group prioritization in a communication network includes a first step (400) of defining a dynamic list of group participants by an application, such as a dispatch function. A next step (402) includes sending a request to a Group Management Function, wherein the request includes a requested group priority and the list of group participants. A next step (404) includes allocating a unique identifier to the group and assigning a group priority to the group. A next step (406) includes notifying the application, group participants, and network of the unique identifier and the network of the assigned group priority. The assigned priority of the group and its flows can be dynamically altered in real-time while the group is active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Trent J. Miller, Jeff S. Anderson, Michelle M. Antonelli, Ronald T. Crocker, Steven E. Vanswol
  • Patent number: 7596116
    Abstract: In the present technique of a transmission process, at least one portion of a data packet is sent (608) responsive to a first triggered relating to the data packet being detected (606), which is followed by a second trigger (628) that triggers at least one remaining portion of the data packet to be sent (630).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker
  • Patent number: 7583973
    Abstract: A page request (112) is received. When a user preference is not up-to-date, a non-acceptance message (116) is appended to a page response (114) and channel assignment is altered when the page response (114) includes the non-acceptance message (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker, Thomas B. Hart
  • Patent number: 7564908
    Abstract: A communication device converts a bit stream to multiple symbols and provides encryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each symbol of the multiple symbols to produce multiple encrypted symbols. Each encrypted symbol of the multiple encrypted symbols is modulated with an orthogonal subcarrier to produce at least one modulated subcarrier and the at least one modulated subcarrier is then transmitted via a wireless link. On a receive side, a receiving communication device receives the transmitted, encrypted symbols and provides decryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each encrypted symbol in correspondence with the phase used to encrypt the symbol at the transmit side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuda Y. Luz, Ronald T. Crocker, John M. Harris
  • Patent number: 7558560
    Abstract: A stream of packets is monitored. When a first packet in the stream of packets is detected to be destined for a target mobile station (110), the first packet is intercepted. Subsequently, a small initialization packet is sent to the target mobile station (110). The small initialization packet structured to inform the target mobile station (110) of an identity of an originating application that is initiating a communication session with the target mobile station (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker
  • Patent number: 7558589
    Abstract: During the course of a push-to-talk talkgroup wireless communication, decisions (21) are made regarding possible subsequent push-to-talk communication needs for the group. Based at least in part upon such decisions, a network location is identified (22) to provide talker arbitration support for this talkgroup. In one embodiment the identified network location can comprise a mobile station, such as a mobile station that comprises a member of the talkgroup. In a preferred embodiment, the talker arbitration capability is then assigned (24) to the identified network location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker, Philip J. Fleming
  • Patent number: 7522548
    Abstract: A server (101) designates and assigns each of a plurality of communication devices to at least one of a plurality of groups. The server (101) prepares a communication having presence information corresponding to a status of the communication devices in the group; determines network infrastructure device(s) serving the group; and transmits, at a pre-determined time, the communication to the network infrastructure device(s). A network infrastructure device (103a-c, 105a-f) receives the communication and transmits, as a common channel signal during the pre-determined time, a signal with the presence information. A communication unit (107a, 107b, 107c) receives an indication of the pre-determined time; transmits, at an interval proximate to the pre-determined time, a signal indicating the communication device's status; and receives, at the pre-determined time, the signal with the presence information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker, Thomas B. Hart, Valentin Oprescu-Surcobe
  • Publication number: 20090059832
    Abstract: A device (132) for dynamically selecting a wireless communication mode for wirelessly communicating information to at least two wireless communication devices (104, 106) includes a packet data comparator (324) adapted to compare data packets in multiple data streams, each stream designated for transmission to a different one of multiple destination devices and also to identify at least two of the packets having identical information in at least a portion of the packets.) The device (132) also includes an output (312) for sending the at least a portion of the packets having the identified identical information to the at least two wireless communication devices in the multicast mode, and also for sending a remainder of the data streams to the at least two wireless communication devices in a unicast mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Alok H. Jhamnani, Gary E. Western, Stephen L. Spear, Ronald T. Crocker, John M. Harris
  • Patent number: 7398096
    Abstract: A system and method for establishing communication with a target mobile station (312) initiated in part by establishment of a traffic communication channel with a target mobile station (312). Responsive to establishing the traffic communication channel, a message is sent by the target mobile station (312) substantially immediately to a dispatch server (304) via the traffic communication channel. The message comprises information indicating acceptance of a push-to-talk (PTT) request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker, James A. Marocchi
  • Patent number: 7336966
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing the transmission delay of messages sent through a network from a source mobile unit (112) to a destination mobile unit (114). Portions of a data message are received (202). The portions of the data message are decoded (204) and a type of the data message is determined from the decoded portions. Before the entire data message has been received, processing and service actions are performed as a result of receiving the data message (206) based at least in part upon the type of the data message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker, Thomas B. Hart
  • Patent number: 7330733
    Abstract: The need to decrease paging-related delays in wireless systems (100) is addressed by embodiments herein. A RAN (201) anticipates that an MS (120) is likely to be a target of communication not yet initiated. In one embodiment, a traffic channel is assigned to the MS, when a loading level of a serving cell of the MS is below an assignment threshold. This avoids paging-related delays for the MS should the MS become a target of communication. In another embodiment, the MS is signaled to transition to at least one operational mode in which paging-related delays for the MS are reduced. Such modes include a semi-dormant mode, an unslotted mode, a control hold mode, a speculative scanning mode, and a reduced slot cycle index (RSCI) mode. This allows the MS to begin participating in communication more quickly than it otherwise would, should communication targeting the MS be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Ronald T. Crocker, Sean S. Kelley