Patents Assigned to BBNT Solutions LLC
  • Patent number: 8082443
    Abstract: A system stores pedigrees that include details of how and when each of multiple blocks of encryption key material were distributed between two endpoints using quantum cryptographic techniques. The system receives an indication of a possible quantum cryptographic security violation and accesses the stored pedigrees to identify one or more of the multiple blocks of encryption key material that may have been compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: BBNT Solutions LLC.
    Inventors: Gregory Troxel, David Spencer Pearson, Brig Barnum Elliott
  • Publication number: 20090193119
    Abstract: Methods and systems can reduce the spread of computer files or data on a network by obtaining and tracking times of arrival for chunks of data transmitted on the network. The times of arrival for a node can be transformed into time-series and periodograms computed from the time-series. Successive periodograms can be compared to determine changes in the strongest peaks of the periodograms. If a new peak is identified, a search for the occurrence of the peak in previous periodograms can be conducted. If no peak having a matching frequency is found, a search for the peak in the periodograms for neighboring nodes can be performed. If matching peaks are found, the associated data stream can be classified. Predictions of the timing and length of associated data packets can be used to randomly interrupt transmission of associated data packets resulting in reducing the spread of the classified data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Tushar Saxena
  • Patent number: 7292977
    Abstract: A system (230) performs speaker adaptation when performing speech recognition. The system (230) receives an audio segment and identifies the audio segment as a first audio segment or a subsequent audio segment associated with a speaker turn. The system (230) then decodes the audio segment to generate a transcription associated with the first audio segment when the audio segment is the first audio segment and estimates a transformation matrix based on the transcription associated with the first audio segment. The system (230) decodes the audio segment using the transformation matrix to generate a transcription associated with the subsequent audio segment when the audio segment is the subsequent audio segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Daben Liu
  • Publication number: 20070253625
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for classifying objects using high resolution radar signals. The method includes determining a probabilistic classifier of an object from a high resolution radar scan, determining a deterministic classifier of the object from the high resolution radar scan, and classifying the object based on the probabilistic classifier and the deterministic classifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Gina Yi
  • Publication number: 20070237030
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating the shooter of supersonic projectiles are described. The system uses at least five, preferably seven, spaced acoustic sensors. Sensor signals are detected for shockwaves and muzzle blast, wherein muzzle blast detection can be either incomplete coming from less than 4 sensor channels, or inconclusive due to lack of signal strength. Shooter range can be determined by an iterative computation and/or a genetic algorithm by minimizing a cost function that includes timing information from both shockwave and muzzle signal channels. Disambiguation is significantly improved over shockwave-only measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: James Barger, Stephen Milligan, Marshall Brinn, Richard Mullen
  • Patent number: 7274776
    Abstract: Schemes for routing a call using caller identification are described herein. These schemes are termed “real caller ID” and can be capable of determining the identity of a calling party independent of a telephone number from which the call originated. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method of routing a call from a calling party to a receiving party may include accessing a database containing a plurality of voice templates of prior calling parties. Each voice template may have correlated therewith a call disposition parameter defined by the receiving party. Next, a voice response from the calling party may be compared with one of the plurality of voice templates stored in the database. Subsequently, the call may be routed to the receiving party based on a match between the voice response and the one of the plurality of voice templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignees: Verizon Laboratories Inc, BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Robert Anthony Virzi, Marie Wenzel Meteer
  • Publication number: 20070118873
    Abstract: A computerized method and apparatus is disclosed for merging content segments from a number of discrete media content (e.g., audio/video podcasts) in preparation for playback. The method and apparatus obtain metadata corresponding to a plurality of discrete media content. The metadata identifies the content segments and their corresponding timing information, such that the metadata of at least one of the plurality of discrete media content is derived using one or more media processing techniques. A number of the content segments are selected to be merged for playback using the timing information from the metadata. The merged media content can be implemented as a playlist identifying the content segments to be merged for playback. The merged media content can also be generated by extracting the content segments to be merged for playback from each of the media files/streams and then merging the extracted segments into one or more merged media files/streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Henry Houh, Jeffrey Stern
  • Publication number: 20070112837
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for timed tagging of content is featured. The method and apparatus can include the steps of, or structure for, obtaining at least one keyword tag associated with discrete media content; generating a timed segment index of discrete media content, the timed segment index identifying content segments of the discrete media content and corresponding timing boundaries of the content segments; searching the timed segment index for a match to the at least one keyword tag, the match corresponding to at least one of the content segments identified in the segment index; and generating a timed tag index that includes the at least one keyword tag and the timing boundaries corresponding to the least one content segment of the discrete media content containing the match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Henry Houh, Jeffrey Stern
  • Publication number: 20070106693
    Abstract: A computerized method and apparatus for providing a virtual media channel based on media search is featured. The method and apparatus features the steps of, or structure for, obtaining a set of rules that define instructions for obtaining media content that comprise the content for a media channel, the set including at least one rule with instructions to include media content resulting from a search; searching for candidate media content according to a search query defined by the at least one rule; and merging one or more of the candidate media content resulting from the search into the content for the media channel. The candidate media content can include segments of the media content resulting from the search. The set of rules can additionally include a rule with instructions to add media content from a predetermined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Henry Houh, Jeffrey Stern, Robert Spina, Marie Meteer
  • Publication number: 20070106760
    Abstract: A computerized method and apparatus is disclosed for dynamic presentation of advertising, factual, informational content and combinations thereof. In particular, the advertising content is dynamically presented according to the playback of corresponding segments identified within a media file or stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Henry Houh, Jeffrey Stern
  • Publication number: 20070106660
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a computerized method and apparatus for generating and presenting search snippets that enable user-directed navigation of the underlying audio/video content. The method involves obtaining metadata associated with discrete media content that satisfies a search query. The metadata identifies a number of content segments and corresponding timing information derived from the underlying media content using one or more automated media processing techniques. Using the timing information identified in the metadata, a search result or “snippet” can be generated that enables a user to arbitrarily select and commence playback of the underlying media content at any of the individual content segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stern, Henry Houh
  • Publication number: 20070106646
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a computerized method and apparatus for generating and presenting search snippets that enable user-directed navigation of the underlying audio/video content. The method involves obtaining metadata associated with discrete media content that satisfies a search query. The metadata identifies a number of content segments and corresponding timing information derived from the underlying media content using one or more automated media processing techniques. Using the timing information identified in the metadata, a search result or “snippet” can be generated that enables a user to arbitrarily select and commence playback of the underlying media content at any of the individual content segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stern, Henry Houh, Robert Spina, Jian Jiang
  • Publication number: 20070058487
    Abstract: A system for processing one or more detection signals from an acoustic signal detection system to image and track one or more contacts within a medium including a computer configured to receive the detection signal and a computer readable medium operatively coupled to the computer, that is capable of applying an image processing method to one or more images derived from the received one or more detection signals to estimate the kinematic characteristics of the one or more contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Paul Audi, Matthew Daily, Lynne Dillman, Christopher Lirakis
  • Publication number: 20070022061
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for optimizing solutions using local attractive and/or repulsive virtual forces. In one aspect, a first virtual force is defined that is associated with an attractive characteristic and has a weighting parameter. A second virtual force is defined that is associated with a repulsive characteristic and has a weighting parameter. A detected virtual force is received that includes the first virtual force, the second virtual force, or a combination thereof. At an element associated with receiving the detected virtual force, a path is selected from a plurality of available paths based on the detected virtual force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Marshall Brinn, Subramanian Ramanathan, Aaron Helsinger
  • Publication number: 20060245424
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein include, among other things, processes for providing low latency packet transport in ad hoc networks. To this end, the systems, in certain embodiments, employ an architecture for communication nodes in MANETs, in which the delay introduced in “routing” or “relaying” the packet is reduced. In these systems invention, the data plane of the OSI stack at relay nodes is collapsed so that bits entering the node are re-energized “on-the-fly”, with only a brief pause. A transit key in each packet, inserted by the originator of the packet, is used to index into a transit table to determine one of three actions to perform—drop, keep, or retransmit the packet. A control plane determines, for each packet, whether it should be re-energized or not. The control algorithm ensures that only nodes along the path from the source to the destination re-energize (relay) the packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Subramanian Ramanathan, Marcos Bergamo, Brig Elliott
  • Publication number: 20060188075
    Abstract: Systems and methods that, among other things, analyze and monitor the performance of a call center including performance of the interactive voice response (IVR) systems, call center agents, and other components of the call center. The systems and methods record characteristics of the call such as the audio data, and analyze that record to identify the events and the actions that take place during the call. These events and actions may be defined as complex customer/call center interactions, such as dropped calls, logic errors or other event. A call center administrator may also identify a set of metrics, such as the number of dropped calls that occur during a day or for each agent, the number of times a client was left on hold for more than two minutes, or other such metrics that may be monitored by the systems described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Peterson
  • Patent number: 7085541
    Abstract: A node (105-1) determines a power level for transmitting to a neighboring node (105-2) in a wireless network (100). The node (105-1) receives one or more messages indicating a location of the neighboring node and a type of directional antenna of the neighboring node (105-2) that transmitted the one or more messages. The node (105-1) determines the power level for transmitting to the neighboring node (105-2) based on the location of the neighboring node (105-2) and the type of the directional antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jason Keith Redi, Keith William Manning, Mitchell Paul Tasman
  • Patent number: 7073374
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for the in-situ measurement of the stiffness of a surface. The apparatus includes a platform, which is movable relative to the surface. A stiffness measurement device is supported by the platform in a stationary position relative to the surface for a measurement period during movement of the platform along the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Evan F. Berkman
  • Publication number: 20060135145
    Abstract: The invention relates to communications devices for reduced energy communications in an ad hoc network. The communication device includes a first low powered transceiver for initiating communications with other communications devices and a second transceiver for transmitting data messages to the other communications devices once communication is initiated. The communication device also includes a communications control processor for determining times at which the other communications devices will be available to receive communications based on scheduling data received from those communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Applicant: BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Jason Redi
  • Patent number: 7061914
    Abstract: Schemes for determining whether all of the fragments of a datagram are received are described herein. The schemes described herein can allocate fifteen bits of memory to one or more counters to facilitate a determination of whether all of the fragments of a datagram are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignees: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., BBNT Solutions LLC
    Inventor: David Patrick Mankins