US Patent No. 10,694,534

TRANSFERRING DATA THROUGH A BONDED COMMUNICATION LINK


Patent No. 10,694,534
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Transferring Data Through A Bonded Communication Link
Inventorship Stefan E. De Nagy Koves Hrabar, Chapel Hill (AU)
Edward Lindsley, Burleson, TX (US)
Assignee Sqwaq, Inc., Dallas, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,534

1. A method, the method comprisingidentifying Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) telemetry data indicative of the status of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV);
identifying another type of data;
assigning a higher priority to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) telemetry data relative to a lower priority assigned to the other type of data;
selecting a first communication link and a second communication link to transfer the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) telemetry data and the other type of data, the first communication link and the second communication link bonded together in a bonded communication link, the first communication link and the second communication link selected based on:
a monitored first link quality of the first communication link and a monitored second link quality of the second communication link, and
at least one of: the higher priority or the lower priority; and
routing data through the bonded communication link based on the first link quality, the second link quality, the higher priority, and the lower priority, including:
determining that the second communication link is degraded relative to the first communication link based on the first link quality and the second link quality;
routing the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) telemetry data via the first communication link based at least in part on the assigned higher priority; and
routing the other type of data via the second communication link.