Patents Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
  • Patent number: 11943813
    Abstract: Wireless communications may use a plurality of cell groups. A downlink-uplink cell may be assigned to each cell group of a plurality of cell groups, and each of a plurality of downlink-only cells may be assigned to a cell group of the plurality of cell groups. A wireless device may transmit an uplink signal via a downlink-uplink cell based on a timing advance command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11943787
    Abstract: A wireless device may receive radio resource control (RRC) messaging comprising a field indicating a starting symbol for a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH). The wireless device may monitor for at least one PDCCH candidate. A PDCCH candidate may start based on a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure, the starting symbol, and the offset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11943487
    Abstract: An encoder may determine one or more encoding characteristics associated with a content segment of a content asset. The one or more encoding characteristics may comprise an estimated bitrate required for transmission of the content segment over a network. The one or more encoding characteristics associated with the content segment may be inserted into a portion of an other content segment, such as into a header of the other content segment. The content segment and the other content segment may be configured for linear transmission, such as using adaptive bitrate streaming. When the other content segment is received at a playback device prior to the content segment, the playback device may use the one or more encoding characteristics of the content segment embedded in the header of the other content segment to determine one or more playback characteristics of the content segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Giladi, Weidong Mao
  • Patent number: 11943154
    Abstract: A wireless device may receive configuration parameters of cells comprising a primary cell that is not configured with scheduling request (SR) resources and a secondary cell that is configured with SR resources and that is in a secondary timing advance group (sTAG). A wireless device may determine to perform an SR process. Based on the wireless device not having an uplink data channel resource available in a time interval and not having a valid timing advance for the secondary cell in the time interval, the wireless device may initiate a random access procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11943289
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for providing content. An example method can comprise receiving, at a content provider, a request for a content transmission from a first device and determining a parameter related to the first content transmission and comparing the parameter to a threshold. An example method can comprise determining, by the content provider, a second content transmission based on the comparison to the threshold and providing the second content transmission to the first in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 11943273
    Abstract: A method of data conditioning is disclosed that in one aspect can include the steps of receiving a data stream, encoding a time code in the data stream to identify a portion of the data stream corresponding to a content fragment, and separating the identified portion of the data stream to define the content fragment, wherein the content fragment comprises the encoded time code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jan van Doorn, Brian Field
  • Patent number: 11937010
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to the delivery of media content over a network. Specifically, aspects are directed to identification and/or extraction of a selected data such as a video clip from content and providing identifying information to a user to retrieve, view, and/or share the selected video clip. Aspects described herein provide the ability to identify a starting point and stopping point of a video clip on a media gateway device and generate a URL that can be used and/or shared in order to access the selected video clip. The URL may identify a stored media clip, or may contain information from which a video clip can be recreated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11936950
    Abstract: Methods and systems for content delivery are described. A content delivery network may include a request server that receives a request for content from a client device. The request server may send the request to each caching device among a plurality of caching devices. Each caching device may receive the service query and assess its current health based on one or more parameters. Each caching device may wait for a duration of time before responding to the request based on the determined current health. The caching device that is first to respond to the request may be the caching device that has the most available resources to provide the requested content to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Makofka
  • Patent number: 11934455
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for audience metric determination are described herein. An audience segment may be targeted for delivery of content. A clustering algorithm may be used to categorize a quantity of users or devices into subsets based on a propensity to consume, present or output a particular type of content, and a quantity of time to output the particular type of content. A weight may be assigned to each subset based on its relevance to other subsets, such as based on data variance, e.g., on a distance to a midpoint of a specific subset of the subsets. An index parameter may be determined for the datasets, e.g., based on each weight for each subset, and data may be generated that reflects a ranking of content delivery spots for delivery of content to the audience segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Pagtakhan, Robert Bress, Tracy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11936459
    Abstract: Wireless communications are described. A wireless device and/or a base station may provide improved resource management. A base station may configure and/or transmit a beam failure recovery medium access control control element (BFR MAC CE) to a wireless device to configure particular cells to use particular assigned candidate beams from a pool of shared candidate beams during beam failure recovery operations. The BFR MAC CE may provide orthogonality in beams that may be designated for use by active cells out of a shared pool of beams that may not be orthogonal across all potentially available cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Cirik, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hua Zhou, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Alireza Babaei, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 11936469
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for server selected bitrate streaming. A server receives a request from a user device for data segments at a first bitrate. The server determines a second bitrate for transmission of the data segments to the user device. The server transmits the requested data segments at the determined second bitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Zachman, Guy Grigsby, Carl Veazey
  • Patent number: 11937262
    Abstract: A first base station may communicate with a second base station regarding a wireless device and handover. The first base station may send the wireless device's configuration to the second base station, and may receive, from the second base station, configuration parameters of carriers associated with the wireless device. The carriers may be of different types, and may have differences regarding reference signals. The first base station may inform the wireless device of the configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11930250
    Abstract: Graphical descriptor data associated with a particular video asset may include data for one or more graphical descriptor images and graphical descriptor metadata related to each graphical descriptor image. The graphical descriptor images can be simultaneously presented on a display screen with the video asset content and used to navigate to different content in that video asset. The graphical descriptors can also be used to navigate to content of one or more different assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Cook, Walt Michel
  • Patent number: 11930294
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein generate content that quickly cycles between different-colored frames at a rapid rate that may be imperceptible to human viewers. The human eye tends to blend nearby frames together, so that a human viewer will see a full color spectrum even though only a single color is displayed at any given time. The video display may repeatedly cycle between individual color frames, thus providing video content that appears normal to a human viewer. However, a video recording device may capture only some of the color frames. Therefore, the video recorded by video recording devices may include undesirable color flicker or other color artifacts, which may deter unauthorized copying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Herbert
  • Patent number: 11928944
    Abstract: Disclosures relate to a sensor system and arrangements having different sized removable spacers. The spacers may be mixed and matched as needed or desired to compensate for misalignment conditions. Further, different spacer combinations and adjustments may be guided by a security management computing device. Variations in configurations of mounting surfaces, such as door and window assemblies, may be accommodated. Alignment of a transmitter or a receiving device, e.g., a magnetic device, with respect to a transmitter or receiving device despite misalignment of the components due to, for example, uneven surfaces of a door or a window, or a respective frame may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Devlyn Kornegay, Michael Jou, Zhe Zhang, Henry Homza, Nicholas Stefano
  • Patent number: 11928140
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modifying a search result are described. A computing device may receive a query. A search result based on the query may be determined. The computing device may modify the search result based on a term of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Kalila Sharafi
  • Patent number: 11924881
    Abstract: Wireless communications for selecting an uplink carrier for a random access procedure are described. A base station may configure a wireless device with one or more uplink carriers associated with a downlink carrier of a cell. The one or more uplink carriers may comprise at least a normal uplink (NUL) carrier and a supplemental uplink (SUL) carrier. The wireless device may measure one or more downlink reference signals and channel occupancy level(s) of an NUL and/or an SUL. The wireless device may select one of an NUL or an SUL for a random access procedure, for example, based on a signal strength of the one or more downlink reference signals and/or the channel occupancy level(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hyoungsuk Jeon, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Alireza Babaei, Hua Zhou, Kai Xu, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 11924694
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that enable predictive device mobility session management in a wireless network. A wireless communications network is able to maintain IP session continuity as a wireless device roams among wireless access points of the communications network by ensuring that the wireless device maintains communications with its home wireless access gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Teddy El-Rashidy, Colleen Szymanik
  • Patent number: 11924383
    Abstract: Methods and systems for routing voice over internet protocol (VOIP) are described. A service provider may provide a VOIP infrastructure for routing VOIP calls. One or more other service providers may join the VOIP infrastructure. A computing device may identify the service provider servicing the VOIP calls and may further process the calls accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Chia-Chang Li, Eric Wong, Vengatarajulu Rajasekar, Satish Sampangiramiah
  • Patent number: D1016891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Devlyn Kornegay, Michael Jou, Henry Homza