Patents Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
  • Patent number: 10284916
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating personalized menus and a media content interface are provided. In one example, different device specific media asset lists are generated at different user devices for the same user based on the media consumption history at each device. In another example, media asset listings are displayed for multicast and on-demand media assets determined to be of interest to the user. An on-demand media asset is listed at a time when no other multicast media assets are listed. In another example, media asset listings for successive episodes of a media series are displayed in sequential order in response to an input to view successive episodes of a media series. In another example, a text search for media content is performed in which the search priority of media provider results is decreased relative to the search priority of media asset results as additional characters are added to a search string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Bagga, Larry Cynkin, Jan Neumann, Hassan Sayyadi-Harikandehei, Ehsan Younessian, Mevan Samarasinghe, Brian Curtis, Muthu Manickam, Oliver Jojic, Jeanine Heck
  • Patent number: 10284908
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to processing multiple data transmissions are disclosed. For example, a computing device may receive a data stream corresponding to a content item, and generate additional data streams by sampling the data stream, for example, using different sampling regions. Another data stream at a higher resolution than each of the additional data streams may then be generated by combining elements (e.g., pixels) of the additional data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Yasser F. Syed
  • Publication number: 20190132620
    Abstract: One or more computing devices may be configured to identify information corresponding to a program change request associated with a multi-program data transmission. The information may comprise at least a link to a desired program within the multi-program data transmission. The one or more computing devices may communicate the link to the desired program to a client device over a specified time period. After the time period, the one or more computing devices may communicate the desired program to the client device using a single program data transmission. The single program data transmission may be derived from the multi-program data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, David DeAndrade, Christopher Stone
  • Patent number: 10278134
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. A wireless device may receive a control command and transmit a random access preamble via a secondary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10264044
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer-readable medium are provided for sending content from a source to a user device. The content is obtained from the source by an intermediate device as a plurality of fragments and a manifest, converted into larger chunks of data, encapsulated into a single file, and then sent over a network connection to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bevilacqua-Linn, Sean Brown, Paul Cleary, Kristofer Tomasette, José Ibañez, Bradley Spenla
  • Patent number: 10264598
    Abstract: A wireless device receives at least one radio resource control (RRC) message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells. The plurality of cells are grouped into a plurality of timing advance groups (TAGs). The TAGs include a primary TAG comprising a primary cell, and a secondary TAG (sTAG). The sTAG comprises a secondary cell configured with scheduling request (SR) resources. The wireless device receives a media access control (MAC) activation command indicating activation of the secondary cell. The wireless device determines that the secondary cell has an invalid SR resource when in a subframe: an SR process is pending, the SR resources are configured, and a time alignment timer of the sTAG is not running. The wireless device transmits a preamble via the primary cell in response to the determining that the secondary cell has the invalid SR resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10264326
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that relate to on-demand compression for electronic data, such as media content, through a communication pathway. The communication pathway may be a configured to multicast media content to a plurality of end-users in a service group. In certain embodiments, the service group may comprise a service group node having a quadrature amplitude modulation device. In one exemplary method, it may be determined whether the amount of media content being transmitted meets a first utilization threshold. The determination may be based on, at least in part, by measurements taken at one or more electronic devices located throughout a network or system. If the first bandwidth utilization threshold is not met, media content may be transmitted in a first format. If the first bandwidth utilization threshold is met, at least a portion of the media content may be transmitted in a first optimized delivery technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Brown, Rick Gasloli
  • Patent number: 10264211
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining an image resource allocation for displaying content within a display area. An image or data capture device associated with a display device may capture an image of a space associated with the user or capture data related to other objects in the space. The viewing distance between the user and the display area (e.g., the display device) may be monitored and processed to determine and/or adjust the image resource allocation for content displayed within the display area. User movement, including eye movement, may also be monitored and processed to determine and/or adjust the image resource allocation for content displayed within the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Edward David Monnerat, Chris Robinson, Derek Johnson
  • Patent number: 10263860
    Abstract: Information from multiple sources can be communicated to a policy server. Based on that information, the policy server can determine allocation of bandwidth, transmission priority and/or other network resources based on preferences and/or service selections provided by a subscriber and communicate information about those determinations to other network elements for policy implementation. The information provided to a policy server for determining network resource allocation can include information about one or more applications executing at a customer equipment device, information about access network bandwidth usage, information about services for which one or more devices is authorized, and/or information about network conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Woundy, Chris Bastian
  • Patent number: 10264575
    Abstract: A wireless device may communicate with a plurality of base stations. Information about signals received from a first base station may be used to improve communications with a second base station. The wireless device may generate and process a first signal corresponding to the first base station. The processed first signal may be used to generate a second signal corresponding to the second base station. The second signal may be used to determine system parameters associated with the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10264241
    Abstract: A method and system for viewing video content is described. In one aspect a first data stream including video content in a 2D format may be received. The first data stream may include embedded first data identifying tuning data for accessing the video content in a 3D format. The video content may be outputted in the 2D format. A notification of availability of the video content in the 3D format may be displayed to a viewer, and an instruction to tune to the video content in the 3D format may be received. The video content in the 3D format then may be outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Holden, Austin J. Vrbas
  • Patent number: 10264316
    Abstract: A television program ratings method and system includes transferring information associated with households from a cable provider to a ratings provider such that the ratings provider has access to information associated with sampled households and lacks access to information associated with non-sampled households. To this end, identity information and usage information associated with the households are respectively anonymized and encrypted. Knowledge of the identities of the sampled households enables the anonymized identity information and the encrypted usage information for the sampled households to be respectively de-anonymized and decrypted. The ratings provider knows which households are sampled households. As such, the ratings provider de-anonymizes and decrypts the information associated with the sampled households and then uses the de-anonymized and decrypted information to determine television program ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Chen
  • Patent number: 10262526
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for processing alarm signals are presented. In some embodiments, a mobile device may be registered with a security system that is installed at a premises. Subsequently, an alarm trigger associated with the security system may be received. Based on receiving the alarm trigger, the location of the mobile device may be determined. A response to the alarm trigger then may be determined based on the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Poder, Bill Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10257081
    Abstract: Ways of sending data over a network over a single path or over multiple parallel paths on an as-needed basis depending upon network conditions, and/or other factors, are described. For example, if a computing device detects sufficient jitter and/or latency at one or more network interfaces, the data may be sent over two or more communication paths using two or more network interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 10257855
    Abstract: The wireless device selects a first licensed assisted access (LAA) cell uniformly randomly from a plurality of LAA cells. The wireless device performs a first listen before talk (LBT) procedure for the first LAA cell employing a long monitoring period. The wireless device performs a second LBT procedure for a second LAA cell in the plurality of LAA cells employing a short monitoring period. The wireless device transmits to a base station one or more first transport blocks (TBs) on the first LAA cell and one or more second TBs on the second LAA cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Babaei, Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10257580
    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: April 9, 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: 10257290
    Abstract: Methods and systems for data routing management are disclosed. A method can comprise a communication processing system receiving a request directed to an address. The communication processing system can determine performance capabilities of a first logical grouping of computing devices, wherein the first logical grouping of computing devices share the address. The communication processing system can determine whether at least one computing device of the first logical grouping of computing devices can receive the request. If at least one computing device of the first logical grouping of computing devices can receive the request, the request can be transmitted to the at least one computing device of the first logical grouping of computing devices. If at least one computing device of the first logical grouping of computing devices cannot receive the request, the request can be transmitted to a second logical grouping of computing devices that share the address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: David Rose
  • Patent number: 10257765
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described in which a node may cause a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols to be transmitted. The OFDM symbols may comprise at least a portion of a pilot and/or user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Brian G. Agee, Matthew C. Bromberg
  • Patent number: 10250439
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring network devices are provided. Aspects of the disclosure relate to configuration parameters and methods for using configuration parameters to provide enhanced services to users in a network. Updated configuration parameters may be provided in response to a request for temporary alteration of a communication parameter associated with a communication protocol of a network device. The updated communication parameter may cause alteration of a communication parameter associated with the communication protocol while leaving unchanged a second communication protocol of the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Maurice Garcia
  • Patent number: D847106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Wonmo Koo, Neil Epstein, Fraser Stirling, Thomas Loretan, Michael Jou, Zhe Zhang, Henry M. Homza