Patents Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
  • Patent number: 10327012
    Abstract: A multicast content delivery system can use both multicast and unicast streams to efficiently use available bandwidth to deliver content. Available multicast content can be identified to gateways serving consumption devices, and the gateways can receive requests for unicast content deliver, but honor the requests with multicast group sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Salinger, Weidong Mao
  • Patent number: 10327195
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. Base stations may exchange messages regarding the cell groups so that one of the base stations may receive uplink signals from a wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10321268
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and system are provided for managing a dynamic wireless network. An aspect of this invention is to identify the occurrence of an overlap of coverage areas provided by separate wireless access points, at least one of which is mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Cook, Ivan Ong
  • Patent number: 10321259
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed relating to low energy communication devices. One method comprises configuring a stationary device as a low energy central, wherein the stationary device is associated with a particular location within a premises. Information can be received from a peripheral when the peripheral is within a threshold proximity of the stationary device. An event notification can be generated based on the received information, and the information can be applied to various further interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Connelly, John Bradford Hart, Theodore Balan Cyril
  • Patent number: 10321189
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing content are disclosed. An example method can comprise monitoring a number of users accessing content, and recording a first segment of the content if the number of users accessing the content reaches a threshold value. A second segment of the content can be recorded based on a request to record the second segment of the content, and at least a portion of the recording of the first segment of the content can be associated with the recording of the second segment of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Ronald Wannamaker
  • Patent number: 10320502
    Abstract: A system may allow users to automatically record radio programs for later consumption. When a user is listening to a radio program in the car, and arrives at the destination, the user's mobile device may capture an audio sample of the radio station, along with a GPS location of the user, and may transmit this information to a radio station application server. The server may use the location to identify a list of candidate radio stations, and may compare the audio sample with reference recordings of the candidate radio stations, to identify the radio station and program. The program may then be recorded for the user and subsequently played back at the user's convenience and on a device selected by the user, such as a mobile device, television, computer, DVR, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Chris Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10313512
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to routing of an emergency communication under fault conditions. Routing can be implemented in a packet-switching (PS) network that provides voice service. For a network node of the PS network, availability to route the emergency communication through a specific emergency service routing number (ESRN) can be determined and, in response to the network node being unavailable, administrative data associated with the ESRN can be accessed. In addition, an identifier associated with the administrative data can be updated (e.g., created or modified) with data indicative of the device that originated the emergency communication. The administrative data and the resulting identifier can be delivered to a second network node that can route the emergency communication to an emergency service network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Arvind Kaushal, Jon Boone, Brett Sherman
  • Patent number: 10311156
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing, analyzing, and managing information are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving at least two data groups. Each of the at least two data groups can comprise one or more values. An example method can also comprise associating the at least two data groups based on a first value being in each of the at least two data groups. Associating the at least two data groups can comprise iteratively performing a union operation on the at least two data groups. An example method can further comprise providing a suggestion to add a second value from one data group of the at least two data groups to another data group of the at least two data groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Howard Stephens, Jr., Derek Russell McGowan
  • Patent number: 10311713
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for securing property are presented. Video content viewed by a user may be detected, and the user may be automatically prompted to change settings on a security system based on the detecting. A comparison of the current time with the duration of the video content may serve as the basis for such prompting. Additionally, a premise security system may be placed in a learning mode. Changes in position of a security sensor may be detected and used to set a permitted range of motion for the sensor. Further, a plurality of security sensor profiles may be stored, and each profile may identify a different predefined permitted range of motion of a sensor. The addition of a new sensor to a premise may be detected, and a user may be prompted, on a display, to identify a profile to be used for the new sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jim Poder, Mike Cook
  • Patent number: 10313468
    Abstract: Aspects described herein relate to processing metadata requests using a cache. For example, a metadata object, such as a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) object, may be processed into two or more portions. The two or more portions or data generated based on the two or more portions may be stored into a cache. After receiving a request for the metadata object from a computing device, the metadata object may be generated based on the data stored in the cache and the generated metadata object may be transmitted as a response to the request for the metadata object. Further aspects relate to personalizing the metadata object at the cache prior to transmitting the response to the request for the metadata object. Further aspects relate to updating a portion of the metadata object, such as a portion that includes dynamic data, prior to transmitting the response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Sridhar Alla
  • Patent number: 10313402
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing load balancing and session persistence in IP (e.g., IPv6) networks are described herein. Some aspects relate to a destination options extension header that may be used to store load balancing session persistence option (LBSPO) data, including a client identifier and a server identifier for each of a client and a server. A load balancer for a server farm can perform session persistence and load balancing based on the LBSPO information. The server can include its own address in the LBSPO data when responding to an initial request from a client. The client device may then address subsequent packets to the server selected for that session, thereby bypassing the load balancer after the session is established, thereby freeing the load balancer to handle other requests. The LBSPO information may remain unchanged for the duration of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Chia J. Liu
  • Patent number: 10313732
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses related to an intelligent remote control device are described. A remote control device may control a device located at a premises via a remote computing device. Various communications may facilitate the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. McMahon, Donald Dischner, Jamesheed R. Batmanglidj, James Capps, Joshua Seiden
  • Patent number: 10306506
    Abstract: A wireless device receives messages indicating CSI measurement resources of cells belonging to at least two base stations or belonging to at least two sectors of a base station. The wireless device measures CSI employing at least CSI measurement resources of the cells. The wireless device quantizes the measured CSI jointly across cells and encodes and transmits the jointly quantized CSI. The wireless device receives a resource assignment for data packet(s). The wireless device receives signals carrying the data packets from multiple cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10306324
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for presenting content with time-based metadata. Methods may comprise transmitting the time-based metadata to a playback device. The time-based metadata may comprise a plurality of time stamps that are triggerable at different points of a timeline of content and one or more of the time stamps may be associated with corresponding metadata content. The playback device may trigger a sequence of time stamps of the time-based metadata and the triggered sequence of time stamps may be synchronized with the occurrence of one or more events in the timeline of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communication, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Clarke, Michael Dalrymple, Edward Lee Elliott, John Fox, Mark Johnson, Darren Lepke, Thomas Purnell-Fisher, Herve Utheza, Ole Lutjens, Zane Vella
  • Patent number: 10296591
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing content are disclosed. An example method can comprise identifying a first plurality of data fragments of a media file. An example method can also comprise identifying a second plurality of data fragments of the media file. An example method can comprise generating a manifest file. The manifest file can comprise information for playback of the second plurality of data fragments on a device without access to the first plurality of data fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 10299287
    Abstract: A base station may transmit, and a wireless device may receive, configuration parameters for a control channel used for wireless communications between the base station and the wireless device. The configuration parameters may indicate various aspects of the control channel, such as applicable subframes, starting symbols for control and/or data channels, frequency resource parameters, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10284805
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting trigger events, such as an advertisement during a video program, and activating a remote control device in response to the prediction are described. By activating the remote control device at a particular time, the remote control device may save energy when listening for data from one or more terminal devices. The time to activate the remote control may be based on one or more factors, including the current presentation position and/or presentation speed of the video program. A remote control device may take additional actions the next time it listens for data, including illuminating backlights, turning on a display, displaying content on the display, interacting with other devices, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Gilson, Michael Sallas
  • Patent number: 10285036
    Abstract: Various systems described herein may allow a user's personal information, such as their medical history, to be automatically delivered to appropriate emergency personnel in response to a reported emergency, such as a 911 call, activation of a smoke alarm or security system, or other emergency. Various items of personal and confidential information may be stored in a secure location, and the user may provide advanced approval to have the information automatically delivered to emergency responders in response to a request for emergency assistance. For example, after the user initiates a request for emergency assistance, a computing device may determine whether the user has granted approval for emergency delivery of the user's confidential information, and if such approval has been granted, the computing device may request the delivery of the user's confidential information to the emergency responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William Lesage, Thiru Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10284504
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed that provide an approved address couplet listing for communication handling. An inbound communication including sender and recipient field entries may be compared as a pair or couplet against the listing to determine whether the inbound communication should be discarded, subjected to additional (spam related) processing, or forwarded for storage or delivery purposes. The comparison may take place in conjunction with one or more hashing functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John O'Reirdan, Michael Kemp
  • Patent number: 10285058
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing secure communications in an open network are provided. One method can comprise storing first information associated with a user device and a first network device. The first network device can be at a first location and can be configured to establish a secure connection between the user device and a first network. The user device can be detected via a second network device. A secure connection between the user device and a second network can be established via the second network device based upon at least a portion of the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Yiu Leung Lee