US Patent No: 7,792,070

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Multi-beam satellite network to maximize bandwidth utilization

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A communications network (100) for maximizing bandwidth utilization. An embodiment of the invention comprises a spacecraft (11), at least one gateway (12) communicatively coupled to the spacecraft (11) by a feeder link (13) operating within at least one selected frequency band within a bandwidth, at least one user terminal (16) communicatively coupled to the spacecraft (11) by a user link (17), the user link (17) operable at any frequency band within the bandwidth without regard to polarization; and, the communications network (100) adapted to provide for simultaneous operation of at least a portion of the feeder link (13) and a portion of the user link (17) at a common polarization and frequency band within the bandwidth.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL, LLCPALO ALTO, CA170

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Burr, Douglas San Jose, CA 8 51

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ATC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (6)
6,892,068 Coordinated satellite-terrestrial frequency reuse 181 2001
2005/0164,701 Integrated or autonomous system and method of satellite-terrestrial frequency reuse using signal attenuation and/or blockage, dynamic assignment of frequencies and/or hysteresis 145 2005
2005/0181,786 Coordinated satellite-terrestrial frequency reuse 133 2005
2005/0282,542 Systems and methods for terrestrial use of cellular satellite frequency spectrum 126 2005
2005/0272,369 Coordinated satellite-terrestrial frequency reuse 136 2005
2007/0026,867 Satellite Communications Apparatus and Methods Using Asymmetrical Forward and Return Link Frequency Reuse 42 2006
 
VIASAT, INC. (6)
2008/0146,145 SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH ASYMMETRIC FEEDER AND SERVICE FREQUENCY BANDS 23 2007
2009/0081,946 Placement of Gateways Away from Service Beams 21 2008
2009/0290,530 ADAPTIVE USE OF SATELLITE UPLINK BANDS 8 2009
2009/0291,633 FREQUENCY RE-USE FOR SERVICE AND GATEWAY BEAMS 7 2009
2009/0286,467 PLACEMENT OF GATEWAYS NEAR SERVICE BEAMS 7 2009
2009/0295,628 Satellite System Optimization 8 2009
 
CDC PROPRIETE INTELLECTUELLE (5)
5,448,621 Dynamic reallocation of spectral capacity in cellular communication systems 109 1993
5,574,968 Satellite cellular communication methods for performing cell-to-cell handoff 62 1994
5,613,194 Satellite-based cellular messaging system and method of operation thereof 36 1994
5,574,969 Method and apparatus for regional cell management in a satellite communication system 34 1994
5,826,190 Emergency handoff method of redirecting calls in a satellite communication system 25 1997
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (2)
6,725,013 Communication system having frequency reuse in non-blocking manner 10 2000
7,200,360 Communication system as a secondary platform with frequency reuse 12 2000
 
AEROVIRONMENT, INC. (1)
6,944,450 Communications system 14 2001
 
CALLING COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
5,408,237 Earth-fixed cell beam management for satellite communication system 147 1993
 
ERICSSON INC. (1)
6,788,917 Timing systems and methods for forward link diversity in satellite radiotelephone systems 24 2000
 
INMARSAT TWO COMPANY (NOW KNOWN AS INMARSAT LTD.) (1)
6,314,269 Multi-beam TDMA satellite mobile communications system 47 1997
 
MOBILE SATELLITE VENTURES LLC (1)
7,149,526 Coordinated satellite-terrestrial frequency reuse 37 2001
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
6,466,569 Uplink transmission and reception techniques for a processing satelliteation satellite 25 1999
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
2005/0118,947 Mixed reuse of feeder link and user link bandwith 43 2004
 
SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL, INC. (1)
2004/0072,561 Direct-to-home-and-mobile satellite internet service 7 2002
 
The Boeing Company (1)
7,177,592 Wireless communication system with split spot beam payload 7 2003

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
VIASAT, INC. (6)
8,855,552 Placement of gateways away from service beams 0 2008
8,538,323 Satellite architecture 0 2009
8,315,199 Adaptive use of satellite uplink bands 1 2009
8,254,832 Frequency re-use for service and gateway beams 2 2009
8,107,875 Placement of gateways near service beams 5 2009
8,548,377 Frequency re-use for service and gateway beams 0 2012

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