Patents Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
  • Patent number: 11968419
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system and computer-readable medium are disclosed for, in one aspect, determining when a trigger, such as an application trigger, should be generated. In some embodiments, the application trigger may be generated when a frame included in a feed (e.g., a content feed) matches a specified or indicated frame. In some embodiments, a comparison between the feed and the specified or indicated frame may be based on one or more tolerances or thresholds. In some embodiments, the feed may be split and content (e.g., video) obtained via the split may be combined (e.g., multiplexed) with a trigger. The combined content and trigger may be transmitted to one or more devices, such as one or more user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Darren Sargent
  • Patent number: 11968711
    Abstract: A wireless device may communicate with multiple base stations via different cell groups. A listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure may be performed. Based on a failure of the LBT procedure, a base station may be reconfigured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Dinan
  • Patent number: 11966932
    Abstract: A network access point may control access by limiting time of access to users, and by granting additional access time in exchange for certain user behavior, such as viewing advertisements. Other rewards may be granted as well, such as changes to the user's network access quality, or access to restricted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Billy Edison Stephens, Kam-Cheong Anthony Tsoi
  • Patent number: 11968577
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A base station may configure a power control process associated with a wireless device. Closed-loop power control (CL-CP) for the wireless device may be reset based on a change of channel conditions. The wireless device may change a transmit power and/or reset the CL-CP based on various conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hyoungsuk Jeon, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hua Zhou, Alireza Babaei, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 11968417
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for content deliver, buffer management and synchronization are described herein. Content being played back on a playback platform is analyzed and based on the analysis, asynchronous playback of the content may be determined. A source buffer flush may be performed to correct the asynchronous playback. After the source buffer flush is performed, content segments may be written to the source buffer so that playback of the content on the playback platform resumes with synchronized audio and video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Romsil Lacang Cosmo, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 11966493
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for identifying potential identity fraud by tracking a user's typical communication patterns. If a new communication is received from someone who purports to be a trusted user, but the communication exhibits communication traits that are not typical for the user, additional identity fraud prevention steps may be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Van Antwerp, James Bradley Hein
  • Patent number: 11962360
    Abstract: Monitoring a premises may comprise receiving signals from a plurality of devices. One or more spatially static devices of the plurality of devices may be determined based on strengths of the received signals. A user activity pattern may be determined based on changes in strengths of signals received from the spatially static devices. Abnormal user activity may be determined based on the user activity pattern and a strength of at least one signal received from at least one of the spatially static devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Tianwen Chen, Hongcheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11962631
    Abstract: Future data connection quality may be predicted based on historical data connection quality, and future requests for data may be predicted based on past requests. These predictions may be used to help decide whether, when, and/or how to deliver the data in a proactive manner. For example, according to some aspects described herein, a future data connection quality may be predicted based at least on historical data connection quality. It may be determined whether to pre-deliver at least a portion of an item of content based at least on the predicted future data connection quality. The pre-delivered portion may include any portion of the content including a latter portion of the content. If so, then the at least the portion of the item of content may be pre-delivered to the device and/or to another destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Barker, Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 11962649
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing data and transmission of content are disclosed. A computing device may receive a request for content. The computing device may determine data associated with the requested content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Neill A. Kipp, Jan R. van Doorn, Richard J. Fliam
  • Patent number: 11963145
    Abstract: Wireless communications are described. A wireless device may receive grants for transmission in uplink time intervals. The time intervals may overlap. The grants for transmission may include grants for transmission via cells of different cell groups. A cell of one of the cell groups may be an unlicensed cell. Transmission power for one of the time intervals may be adjusted. The transmission power adjustment may be based on one of the time intervals starting later than another one of the time intervals and a listen before talk procedure indicating a clear channel for one of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Babaei, Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11962404
    Abstract: A bandwidth allocation and monitoring method may divide available bandwidth on a shared communication medium into a plurality of discrete tones that can be individually allocated to modems on an as-needed basis. The effective modulation rate that a particular modem can use for each discrete tone can be monitored over time using a schedule of pilot tones transmitted from the modems on different tones at different times. The schedule may define representative pilot tones, in which case effective modulation rates for neighboring tones may be inferred from a determined effective modulation rate of a pilot tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Salinger, David Urban
  • Patent number: 11962880
    Abstract: A camera device's exposure to sunlight may be monitored. The sun exposure may be used to predict a solar event associated with the camera device, such as a critical temperature, a brightness level, or an angle of sunlight. Prior to occurrence of the solar event, one or more functions of the camera device may be enabled or disabled. For example, a cooling function of the camera device may be enabled or a characteristic of video streamed by the camera device may be modified. The function may be re-enabled or re-disabled after the solar event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Stone
  • Patent number: 11961350
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, authorization and/or authentication protects against unauthorized use of devices and/or features. Devices managing authorization and/or authentication may be connected to communications services, such as the internet or a social network. A user using the communication services may configure a system to authenticate and/or authorize a future action. An authorizer may authorize and/or authenticate by responding via one or more devices and/or social networks to allow an individual to perform an action on a device, as a way of controlling what actions can be taken and who they can be taken by.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kathy Patterson, David Beaumont, Sergey Matochkin, Nicholas Beenham
  • Patent number: 11960903
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for adaptive settings for a device. An example method can comprise utilizing a first configuration setting for a feature in a device, detecting a change in a device factor, and utilizing a second configuration setting for the feature in the device in response to the detected change. Another example method can comprise detecting a change in a device factor, activating a device feature, determining whether a change threshold has been exceeded, and updating a configuration setting for a device feature if the change threshold has been exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, Ross Gilson
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.