Patents Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
  • Patent number: 11985386
    Abstract: An interactive user interface, such as a remote terminal user interface, is compressed prior to transmission to a video client. The compression may be performed independently of any other video that may be simultaneously transmitted to the video client. At the client side, two compressed video streams (remote user interface and video content) may be decompressed independently of each other. In some cases, technology already existing in some client devices, such as picture-in-picture (PiP) capability, may be leveraged to decompress the received compressed remote user interface without needing to modify the hardware of those client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Francisco
  • Patent number: 11985337
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for encoding a scene of media content based on visual elements of the scene. A scene of media content may comprise one or more visual elements, such as individual objects in the scene. Each visual element may be classified based on, for example, the motion and/or identity of the visual element. Based on the visual element classifications, scene encoder parameters and/or visual element encoder parameters for different visual elements may be determined. The scene may be encoded using the scene encoder parameters and/or the visual element encoder parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Weidong Mao, Alexander Giladi
  • Patent number: 11984014
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for determining a notification based on device properties. A device identification database may associate device identifications with device properties. A device identification associated with a device may be received, and corresponding device properties may be determined. Based on the device properties, a notification may be determined and sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Eng, Tyler Vitale
  • Patent number: 11985369
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for managing blackout restrictions. A user device may retrieve a blackout condition from a blackout device. The blackout device may be a node in plurality of blackout nodes. Each of the blackout nodes may store blackout conditions for different corresponding content. The user device may retrieve the blackout condition from a blackout device associated with content in response to a request for the content. The user device may determine whether information associated with the user device satisfies the blackout condition. If the information satisfies the blackout condition, the requested content may be blocked. Alternative content may be output instead of the requested content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Flanagan
  • Patent number: 11984006
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide detecting an alarm event, determining whether the alarm event is a deviation from predefined criteria, and transmitting an alert notification to users of the security system if the alarm event is a deviation from the predefined criteria. The predefined criteria may relate to the location or type of one or more sensors of the security system, the location of users of the security system, the time of day, activities within the premises, and/or behavioral patterns of the users learned by the security system. Information transmitted in the alert notification may relate to the location of one or more users of the security system, the data recorded by one or more sensors of the security system, the state of alert of the security system, and/or confidential information required to terminate the alarm event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Bill Horrocks, Doug Bassett, John Dougherty, Pritesh Patel, Jim Poder
  • Patent number: 11985586
    Abstract: A device such as a mobile device may be configured to connect to and/or communicate with one or more networks. The device may receive information indicating that there is at least one other network within a range of the device. One of the networks within range of the device may comprise a preferred cellular network. The device may then scan for the preferred cellular network and communicate with the preferred cellular network. The device may also detect the preferred cellular network based on information stored on the device. When the device is within range of the preferred cellular network, the device may detect the preferred cellular network based on the stored information and begin communicating with the preferred cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Prasad Ramanahally Siddalinga, Sanjay Kumar Sharma
  • Patent number: 11979392
    Abstract: A method and system for managing device association and access is disclosed. Some embodiments may include receiving, from a user device, a request to access a network device. The request may include a public key of the user device. The request may include a digital certificate, wherein the digital certificate may include the public key of the user device. A distributed database address of the user device may be determined by applying a deterministic function to the public key of the user device. A distributed database entry may include the address of the user device. A distributed database entry may be generated. The distributed database entry may include the address of the user device. Based on the address of the user device, access to the network device may be granted to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Asad Haque
  • Patent number: 11979470
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for delivery of notification messaging in an IP network. A multicast gateway may receive manifest files and segments of programming content for retrieval by a client device. The multicast gateway may receive segments of a notification message and modify information in the manifest file to reference the notification message content. Upon retrieval of the manifest file by a client device, the client may access the notification message content referenced in the manifest file. The multicast gateway may replace references to programming content with references to notification message content having a corresponding content type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John G. Bevilacqua, Jorge Salinger, Ty Pearman, Joseph Solomon, Saifur Rahman
  • Patent number: 11978474
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for detecting and correlating percussive sounds with previously identified spectral signatures of a plurality of events so as to notify a user of an occurrence of a particular event. The system may include a sensor component which includes a piezoelectric transducer at a periphery of the sensor component for coupling with a surface and converting percussive sounds from the surface into an electrical signal. The sensor component may also include a local processor configured to produce a data signal based on the electrical signal, and a communication device for sending the data signal to a remote processor. The system may also include a remote processor configured to receive the data signal and compare the data signal to at least one reference signal and send a notification to a user based at least in part on the data signal correlating to at least one reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Margoles, Sean Fendt, Bryan Loughry, Brett Jurgens
  • Patent number: 11979631
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for detecting synchronization errors between audio and video signals. Scene changes may be detected based on anchor frames. Offsets between a scene change in a video signal and a reduced audio level or burst of high audio level in the audio signal may indicate a synchronization error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Michael Rekstad, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11979882
    Abstract: A first base station may communicate with a second base station regarding a wireless device, exchanging information regarding configuration parameters associated with the wireless device, carrier types supported by the wireless device, etc. The configuration parameters may be used to carry out communications with and/or handover of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11973614
    Abstract: Communication techniques (e.g., IP-based communications, multicast communications, unicast communications, wireless communications, etc.) are described. Devices may establish discrete communication sessions, with defined start and end times determined at the network layer of an Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, to exchange content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Yubin Li, Jiongkuan Hou
  • Patent number: 11974016
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for providing audio assistance during trick play. Users, for example, visually-impaired users, may enable audio assistance features for trick play operations and customize audio assistance settings. The audio assistance may comprise outputting one or more audio cues during trick play. The audio cues may be associated with one or more types of scenes may indicate the progress of a trick play content item. The audio cues may also indicate automatic skipping of an objectionable scene or commercial and the output of a next scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Gray
  • Patent number: 11972772
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for detecting and correlating percussive sounds with previously identified spectral signatures of a plurality of events so as to notify a user of an occurrence of a particular event. The system may include a sensor component which includes a piezoelectric transducer at a periphery of the sensor component for coupling with a surface and converting percussive sounds from the surface into an electrical signal. The sensor component may also include a local processor configured to produce a data signal based on the electrical signal, and a communication device for sending the data signal to a remote processor. The system may also include a remote processor configured to receive the data signal and compare the data signal to at least one reference signal and send a notification to a user based at least in part on the data signal correlating to at least one reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Margoles, Sean Fendt, Bryan Loughry, Brett Jurgens
  • Patent number: 11968323
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for identifying a recurring event associated with a premises, and automatically performing actions associated with the recurring event. A computing device may generate a signature for the recurring event to indicate a series of actions associated with the recurring event, may detect occurrence of the recurring event, and may perform one or more of the series of actions indicated by the signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11968421
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of using video viewer interaction data as input to a measurement engine which then calculates: demographic level and aggregate level (a) household reach for advertisements and video content based on user defined reach periods, (b) One-minute, Thirty-minute, and Sixty-minute channel viewing metrics, and (c) One-minute, Thirty-minute, and Sixty-minute aggregate viewing metrics, all based on second-by-second household level viewing activity. Also shows creation of Commercial Schedule Cumulative Audience, Impressions for Reach Periods, Demographic Group Impressions, Average Audience, Average Audience Share, Average Rating, Households Using Television, and Households Using Television Percent using household level data. Works with IP and linear video delivery. Together these metrics provide detailed information on customer viewing behavior which can be used to drive business decisions for service providers, advertisers, and content producers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Alan Orlowski
  • Patent number: 11968679
    Abstract: Wireless communications are described. A base station may send control information for scheduling data to be transmitted to the wireless device via a downlink. The control information may comprise one or more indications of wireless resources to be used by the wireless device to receive the data. The wireless device may receive the data based on one or more determinations/conditions, such as satisfying a time offset (e.g., between reception of the downlink information and a scheduled transmission of the data), whether a control resource set is configured to indicate a transmission configuration state, and/or whether the control information indicates a transmission configuration state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Cirik, Esmael Dinan, Hua Zhou, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Alireza Babaei, Kyungmin Park, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: D1025965
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Homza, Nicholas Stefano, Devlyn Kornegay, Michael Jou
  • Patent number: D1025966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Homza, Nicholas Stefano, Devlyn Kornegay, Michael Jou
  • Patent number: D1026063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Homza, WonMo Koo, Michael Jou, Neil Epstein