Patents Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
  • Patent number: 10356767
    Abstract: A base station transmits, to a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells. The plurality of cells may be grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups. The PUCCH groups may comprise: a primary PUCCH group comprising a primary cell with a primary PUCCH; and a secondary PUCCH group comprising: a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH, and a first secondary cell. A state of the PUCCH secondary cell for the wireless device; may be deactivated in response to a deactivation condition for the PUCCH secondary cell being met. Transmission of downlink shared channel transport blocks via the first secondary cell to the wireless device may be stopped in response to deactivation of the PUCCH secondary cell. Transmission of downlink multicast channel transport blocks via the first secondary cell may continue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Publication number: 20190215820
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for beam (or any other communication resource) failure recovery in wireless communications. A wireless device may determine if only a subset of serving beams have failed, and may perform beam failure recovery on other serving beams that have not failed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Cirik, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Alireza Babaei, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Kyungmin Park, Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10349332
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for transmitting data using various selected resources. For example, first one or more resources may be selected based at least in part on feedback from a first network node. A second network node may cause first data to be transmitted using the selected one or more resources. The second network node may also cause second data to be transmitted using second one or more resources. The resources may comprise, for example, tones, time slots, time-frequency channels, time resources, and/or frequency resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Brian G. Agee, Matthew C. Bromberg
  • Patent number: 10349142
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for reducing content storage space and network resources. A device, such as a network storage device, can receive a plurality of requests to record a content item with varying start times and end times. The network device can map the start time and end time of each request to a subscriber, premises, and/or device. The network device can determine the earliest of the start times associated with the content item and the latest of the end times associated with the content item. In an aspect, the network device can make a recording, starting at the earliest start time and ending at the latest end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Hertzfeld, Mark McKelvey, Thomas Day
  • Patent number: 10349139
    Abstract: Examples of systems are described herein in which an item of content may be delivered to multiple devices within a group of devices at the same time while reducing bandwidth consumption. Such systems may also allow for attractive pricing and features that may encourage more users to consume the item of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Nishant Doshi, Ambud Sharma, Alexei Savaliev
  • Patent number: 10349119
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for managing networks. Devices in a neighborhood may communicate with a termination server (TS) at a local office. The devices may also communicate locally with one another using a second, localized network. As an alternative to obtaining network communication and initialization data from the TS, the devices may consult with devices on the local network to determine if such devices have the initialization data available for use. Through the local network, the devices may also share tuning resources with one another, so that neighboring devices may use each others' resources to render or record additional content when their own resources are otherwise unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Hendry, Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 10349132
    Abstract: A method and system of limiting recording demands on digital video recorders and other media records. The limiting being facilitated through analysis of programs and other media available from one or more network resources associated with and/or having capabilities to provide media to the recording element. The network resources may be associated with provider resources, customer resources, and/or any other resource in communication with the recording element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Derek T. Harrar, Roger J. Godin, Robin L. Opie, Robert Gaydos
  • Patent number: 10349395
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for wireless communications are described. A base station may send a message with configuration parameters to a wireless device, and the configuration parameters may be for at least two different types of carriers used for communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Publication number: 20190207737
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Babaei, Esmael Dinan, Hua Zhou, Hyoungsuk Jeon
  • Publication number: 20190208214
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses may encode a media content item based on metadata from previous encoding. The encoding may also generate encoding metadata, which may comprise a qualitative or quantitative characterization of the encoded media content item. A prediction engine may, based on this metadata, determine new encoding settings for the same or a different video resolution. The prediction engine may cause an encoded media content item to be stored and may cause encoding of the media content item using the new encoding settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Weidong Mao, Alexander Giladi, Alex Balk
  • Patent number: 10341745
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing content are disclosed. An example method can comprise a first device receiving a video content item via a first communication link. The video content item can comprise a plurality of fragment identifiers. A plurality of audio content items and metadata associated with the plurality of audio content items can be generated based on the video content item. At least one of the plurality of audio content items and the metadata associated with the at least one of the plurality of audio content items can be transmitted to a second device via a second communication link. The video content item and the one of the plurality of audio content items can be synchronized, based on at least one fragment identifier associated with the video content item and the metadata associated with one of the plurality of audio content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Danial Holden, Cherie Cremer
  • Patent number: 10342006
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems are described relating to wireless communications. A base station may transmit a message comprising a subframe allocation bitmap indicating a plurality of subframes. The indicated subframes may correspond to Almost Blank Subframes transmitted by the base station. The base station may transmit a message to a wireless device indicating measurement subframe allocation bitmaps. A first measurement subframe allocation bitmap may exclude the plurality of subframes. A second measurement subframe allocation bitmap may exclude subframes of the first measurement subframe allocation bitmap. These and other features are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10338113
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authenticating, authorizing, and/or accounting for a power-consuming device to access a power source are described. A power access controller can manage the power source and authenticate and/or authorize the power-consuming device to access the power source based on, for example, a power profile of the power-consuming device. The power profile can indicate categories of devices for the power-consuming device, the manufacturer of the power-consuming device, and/or the device's expected power consumption. Accounting of an amount of power consumed by the power-consuming device can also be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Haebler, Chad Frederick
  • Patent number: 10341713
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for providing alternative content to a user while the user performs a media control request (e.g. fast forward request, fast rewind request) on media content (e.g., television episode, movie, advertisement, and the like) that is being viewed by the user. The content can be caused to be displayed based on a time remaining until the anticipated end of the media control request and/or a requested viewing speed of the media control request (e.g., 2×, 4×, etc. . . . ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Mumin Ransom, Philip John Stroffolino
  • Patent number: 10334305
    Abstract: A multiple-identity secure device (MISD) persistently stores a single identification code (a “seed identity”). The seed identity need not be a network address, and may be stored in an integral memory of the device, or on an interchangeable card received in a physical interface of the MISD. The MISD is provided with a transformation engine, in hardware or software form, that is subsequently used to generate one or more unique identities (e.g., network addresses) from the stored seed identity using predefined logic. The generated identities may be dynamically generated, e.g., in real-time as needed after deployment of a device into possession of a subscriber/customer/user, etc., or may be securely stored in the MISD for subsequent retrieval. The transformation engine may generate a unique identity in accordance with an addressing scheme identified as a default setting, a global/network setting, or as determined from a received data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10331725
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for determining similarities in content preferences among a plurality of users and generating content recommendations based on a requesting user's content consumption history. A requesting user may access the recommendation system to request content items for consumption. The recommendation system may be configured to identify users having consumed the same or similar content items as the requesting user, and to determine a ratio of content items consumed by the requesting user and an identified user to the total number of content items previously consumed by the requesting user. In one embodiment, the system may determine a degree of similarity in content preferences between the two users based on an inverse proportion of a level of popularity associated with the content items consumed by the requesting user and the identified user (e.g., sampled user).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Zhen Zhao
  • Patent number: 10334006
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing content are disclosed. As an example, a plurality of content fragment of a content asset may be generated and a plurality of time stamps may be associated with each of the plurality of fragments. A first time stamp may indicate a time a respective one of the plurality of fragments was generated and a second time stamp may represent an event time associated with one or more events of the network. As such, at least a portion of the plurality of content fragments may be transmitted to each of a plurality of content packagers, wherein at least the second time stamp associated with each of the plurality of fragments facilitates the alignment of the plurality of content packagers with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Neill Kipp, Yasser Syed
  • Patent number: 10327138
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing one or more services via a remote device are disclosed. One method can comprise identifying one or more services available at a location, transmitting identification data to a remote device disposed remotely from the location, the identification data relating to the one or more services identified, receiving a selection of the one or more services available, and providing the selected one or more services available to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Yiu L. Lee
  • Patent number: 10327236
    Abstract: A base station transmits to a wireless device at least one message. The message comprises configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups. The configuration parameters comprise a primary PUCCH group comprising a primary cell with a primary PUCCH. The configuration parameters further comprise a secondary PUCCH group. The secondary PUCCH group comprises a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH and a first secondary cell. The base station deactivates a state of the PUCCH secondary cell for the wireless device in response to a deactivation condition for the PUCCH secondary cell being met. The base station stops reception of channel state information for the first secondary cell. The base station stops reception of positive acknowledgement and negative acknowledgement via the PUCCH secondary cell from the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10326611
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed comprising receiving an upstream service signal from a premises. In an aspect, the systems and methods are configured for providing a wireless signal based on the received service signal external to the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Gene Werner, James Stephen Poder