Patents Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
  • Patent number: 11956796
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for wireless communications involving transmission points. A transmission point may configure a downlink channel (e.g., a physical downlink control channel) based on the configuration of a downlink channel associated with another transmission point. One or more transmission points may manage overlap or offset between downlink channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11956852
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for voice over packet communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Jason D. Livingood
  • Patent number: 11956482
    Abstract: Delay in delivery of a content asset to a user device may be reduced by fetching a portion of the content asset and storing it in a cache. From the cache, segments of the portion of the content asset may be sent to the user device. An indication of a trickplay command associated with playback of the content asset on the user device may be received, such as a fast forward command, a rewind command, or a play command. Based on a type of the trickplay command, the portion of the content asset in the cache may be adjusted, such as by adjusting a time to live (TTL) of a segment of the content asset in the cache, by evicting a segment of the content asset in the cache, or by predictively pre-fetching and storing other segments to the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Lintz, Jeremy Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 11954141
    Abstract: Event detection may be carried out to determine one or more content items associated with an event type. A server may determine one or more visually relevant labels, of a plurality of labels, associated with the event type. The server may determine one or more textually relevant labels, of the plurality of labels, associated with the event type. The server may determine an event label distribution based on a correlation of the visually relevant event labels and the textually relevant labels, wherein the event label distribution comprises a plurality of labels. The server may determine a content item label distribution associated with a content item, wherein the content item label distribution comprises a plurality of second labels. The server may send, based on comparing the event label distribution with the content item label distribution, the content item to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ehsan Younessian, Nina Mortazavi
  • Patent number: 11956503
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for provisioning power to a power consumption device in a depowered state (e.g., a device not consuming current such as standby current). Aspects discussed herein relate to receiving a first portion of audio input via a tuning fork. A vibration amplitude of the tuning fork may be compared with a reference amplitude. Voice recognition may be performed to determine one or more voice commands in a second portion of the audio input and an appropriate action may be taken based on the voice commands. Aspects discussed herein also relate to receiving a plurality of signals that energize an energy accumulator, activating a decoder based on an accumulated energy in the energy accumulator, and processing the signals to activate a power consumption device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsiang Hsueh
  • Patent number: 11956060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing a network are disclosed. In an aspect, a method can comprise receiving first information by an access node of a premises network via a first radio frequency band. At least a portion of the first information can be transmitted via a second radio frequency band to a gateway node of the premises network. Second information can be received from the gateway node via the second radio frequency band. At least a portion of the second information can be transmitted via the first radio frequency band to a source of the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Falkenstein, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11955940
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described herein for improved processing audio in a video stream. A system may split audio in a frame of video content into multiple bands based on their audio levels. The system may then dynamically compress and dynamically normalize the audio level in each band. When dynamically compressing the bands, the system may determine, based on stored information, what audio level range is acceptable for an end user and may smooth and maintain the ranges of the audio to be within the acceptable range. The system may include the dynamically normalized and dynamically compressed frames as a second audio track in the video content. A computing device receiving the video content may select the second audio track during playback. If an end user selects the second audio track, the video is delivered with the modified sound of the second audio track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Daisy Henderson
  • Patent number: 11956837
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for wireless communication are described. A computing device may send data to a plurality of network devices. A coordinator device may receive, or monitor, the data received by the plurality of network devices from the computing device. The coordinator device may determine that one or more of the plurality of network devices are to process additional data received from the computing device. The coordinator device may cause the remaining network devices of the plurality of network devices to discard or disregard, for an amount of time, additional data received from the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Gladish, Anil Katragadda, Giridhar Nelapati
  • Patent number: 11956801
    Abstract: Control information may be used to schedule communications between a wireless device and a base station. The wireless device may monitor control channels associated with one or more cells to receive the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hua Zhou, Ali Cagatay Cirik, Bing Hui, Kai Xu, Hyoungsuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 11956517
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for managing content. A content asset may be stored as a plurality of content segments. The plurality of content segments may comprise one or more identifiers that may be used to generate a manifest file for playback of the content asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Giladi, Yasser Syed
  • Patent number: 11949552
    Abstract: Beam failure recovery (BFR) procedures for wireless communications are described. When beam failures occur on secondary cells, wireless devices may trigger a BFR procedure via an uplink resource for BFR. If a beam failure occurs for a secondary cell at a time that a wireless device does not have an uplink resource for BFR, the wireless device may perform one or more other actions for BFR of the secondary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Cagatay Cirik, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hua Zhou, Alireza Babaei, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Kyungmin Park, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: 11949931
    Abstract: Methods and systems for content optimization are described. A computing device may determine a predictability score that indicates a probability that a device will access a first content item. The computing device may send a second content item associated with the first content item. The second content item may be based on the predictability score, and the predictability score may be modified. Additional content consumption and/or recommendations may be adjusted based on the predictability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bress, Zhao Xing, Christopher Paul Whitely
  • Patent number: 11949627
    Abstract: Wireless resource determination and use are described. A wireless device may determine to use a resource (e.g., PUCCH resource), indicated by control information (e.g., DCI), for sending an acknowledgement (e.g., HARQ-ACK feedback) of a reception of data (e.g., at least one transport block). The control information may be received in a message of a plurality of messages. The wireless device may select the control information (e.g., for determining the resource) from among other control information in the plurality of messages, based on one or more factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Cagatay Cirik, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Yunjung Yi, Hua Zhou, Alireza Babaei, Youngwoo Kwak, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 11950145
    Abstract: Aspects described herein relate to wireless communications. According to some aspects, a first base station may coordinate with a second base station to select beamforming codewords. The first base station may receive an index indicating beamforming codewords used by a second base station. The first base station may select a beamforming codeword for use in transmitting signals to a wireless device based on the beamforming codeword indicated by the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11950287
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A wireless device may select a reference signal and/or random access channel resource based on configuration parameters for a beam failure recovery procedure. A base station may send configuration parameters using a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Kyungmin Park, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 11950309
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A base station may transmit indications of target received powers for a random access procedure and a beam failure recovery procedure. A wireless device may transmit a random access preamble and a beam failure recovery preamble using different transmission powers based on the indications of target received powers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Alireza Babaei, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 11949632
    Abstract: Uplink resources for semi-persistent channel state information (SP-CSI) reports and other uplink transport block transmissions may be managed. If resources allocated to the SP-CSI reports overlap, in time, with resources allocated to the uplink transport block transmissions, a determination of whether to drop an SP-CSI report may be made. Various selection criteria may be used to make this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Babaei, Hua Zhou, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Esmael Dinan
  • Patent number: 11949487
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A wireless device may distribute power for various transmission types based on a priority, which may be received from a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Kyungmin Park, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 11947637
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for preauthorizing a batch of access rights licenses, e.g., Digital Rights Management (DRM) licenses, and storing them at a location. The preauthorization may be based on predicting a batch of content items to be viewed. The location may be a content server or a user device. After receiving a request from the user device to play back a content item of the batch of predicted content items, the DRM license may be provided from the storage location instead of performing an authorization operation to obtain one from a DRM server. Providing the DRM license from the storage location may take less time than performing the authorization operation to obtain the DRM license from the DRM server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Walter Sturm
  • Patent number: 11950279
    Abstract: A wireless device may perform a listen-before transmit (LBT) procedure for an uplink transmission. An LBT failure recovery procedure may be initiated based on a failure of one or more LBT procedures. The LBT failure recovery procedure may be aborted and/or canceled based on one or more conditions, such as receiving configuration (or reconfiguration) parameters, receiving an indication of a bandwidth part switching, deactivating a cell, and/or receiving a request to set (or reset) a communication layer of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Cirik, Esmael Dinan, Yunjung Yi, Hua Zhou, Hyoungsuk Jeon