US 9,813,146 B2
Method and system for monitoring, management and maintenance of an internet protocol LNB
Curtis Ling, Carlsbad, CA (US); Timothy Gallagher, Encinitas, CA (US); and Glenn Chang, Carlsbad, CA (US)
Assigned to MAXLINEAR, INC., Carlsbad, CA (US)
Filed by Curtis Ling, Carlsbad, CA (US); Timothy Gallagher, Encinitas, CA (US); and Glenn Chang, Carlsbad, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 28, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/687,676.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/595,654, filed on Feb. 6, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2013/0205350 A1, Aug. 8, 2013
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 21/61 (2011.01); H04N 21/63 (2011.01); H04B 7/185 (2006.01); H04W 84/10 (2009.01); H04H 40/90 (2008.01); H04N 21/45 (2011.01); H04H 20/08 (2008.01); H04N 21/643 (2011.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01); H04N 21/41 (2011.01); H04N 21/4363 (2011.01); H04N 21/4405 (2011.01); H04N 21/434 (2011.01); H04N 21/438 (2011.01); H04N 21/4408 (2011.01); H04N 21/441 (2011.01); H04N 21/4627 (2011.01); H04J 4/00 (2006.01); H04W 76/04 (2009.01); H04L 12/741 (2013.01); H04L 29/12 (2006.01); H04W 84/04 (2009.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01); H04W 88/16 (2009.01); G01S 19/42 (2010.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04H 60/21 (2008.01); H04H 60/23 (2008.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01)
CPC H04B 7/18526 (2013.01) [G01S 19/42 (2013.01); H04B 7/185 (2013.01); H04B 7/18515 (2013.01); H04B 7/18517 (2013.01); H04B 7/18523 (2013.01); H04H 20/08 (2013.01); H04H 40/90 (2013.01); H04J 4/00 (2013.01); H04L 45/74 (2013.01); H04L 61/2007 (2013.01); H04L 65/4076 (2013.01); H04N 21/4126 (2013.01); H04N 21/4343 (2013.01); H04N 21/4382 (2013.01); H04N 21/43637 (2013.01); H04N 21/441 (2013.01); H04N 21/4405 (2013.01); H04N 21/4408 (2013.01); H04N 21/4524 (2013.01); H04N 21/4627 (2013.01); H04N 21/61 (2013.01); H04N 21/6143 (2013.01); H04N 21/6193 (2013.01); H04N 21/64322 (2013.01); H04W 4/023 (2013.01); H04W 76/04 (2013.01); H04W 84/042 (2013.01); H04W 84/10 (2013.01); H04W 88/08 (2013.01); H04W 88/16 (2013.01); H04H 60/21 (2013.01); H04H 60/23 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
in an Internet protocol low noise block downconverter (IP LNB) assembly that is within a satellite dish assembly:
determining one or more baseline settings of said satellite dish assembly;
monitoring, periodically or aperiodically, one or more current settings that correspond to said one or more baseline settings to identify deviations of said one or more current settings from said one or more baseline settings; and
communicating, from said IP LNB assembly to a satellite service provider via a communication network that is separate from a satellite network used by said satellite dish assembly, results of said monitoring, wherein said satellite service provider provides maintenance and/or service management for said satellite dish assembly based on said communicated results.