Patents Assigned to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
  • 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: 10250923
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for processing information. In one example method a first frame of a first group of frames of an information transmission can be processed. The first frame can be encoded without reference to other frames of the information transmission. Additionally, a second frame can be processed in the first group of frames. The second frame can be processed with reference to a frame from a second group of frames of the information transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 10250695
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to error prevention in a communication session traffic environment. One or more embodiments of the disclosure relate to mitigation of processing loops during establishment of a communication session in a network. A network node at the boundary of the network can mitigate processing loops by monitoring formation of such loops and proactively terminating communication processing in response to expiration of a timer. The timer can be initiated in response to formation of a loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Sohel Khan, Jon A. Boone
  • Patent number: 10248530
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for determining a maximum number of users of a system or network. A system capacity can be determined by performing a plurality of capacity tests. Each capacity test of the plurality of capacity tests can produce capacity test results that can be used to define a region of the system capacity from which the system capacity can be selected based on network conditions. The system capacity can be used to determine a user capacity of the system which can indicate the maximum number of users that can be active at any given time on the system. The system capacity can be used with a percentage weight of a plurality of user events performed on the system by active users to determine the maximum number of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Lichia Lu, Qi Wang, Ningxiang Yuan
  • Patent number: 10251022
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed relating to proximity detection of devices and targeted information services, such as information campaigns. Disclosed methods provide targeted campaigns to a user, such as targeted campaigns to presentation devices based on proximity of user devices near the information devices. Other methods provide targeted campaigns across various applications, while other methods provide for scheduling campaigns to premises device identifiers based on an event schedule, and other methods provide a hierarchal system for monitoring different sets of premises device identifiers when a user device can monitor for a limited number of premises device identifiers at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connelly, Franklyn Athias, Erami Botchway, John Hart, Michael Chen, Corey Farrell
  • Patent number: 10250941
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mapping affiliated graphs using video fingerprints are disclosed. Some embodiments include receiving first media corresponding to a first package encoding of a video content; identifying a first set of frames of the first media and generating video fingerprints for the first media; receiving second media corresponding to a second package encoding of the same video content; identifying a second set of frames of the second media and generating video fingerprints for the second media; generating a mapping comprising alignment information of one or more frames of the first set of frames and one or more frames of the second set of frames; and outputting the generated mapping for determining a switch point for switching from the first package encoding to the second package encoding during display of the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Glenn Deen
  • Patent number: 10241586
    Abstract: System and methods for controlling a user experience are described. In an aspect, an interface can comprise an interface device for rendering content to a user, a sensor having a gesture zone associated therewith configured to detect a dexterous gesture of a user within the gesture zone and generate a sensor signal representing the dexterous gesture. A processor may be provided in communication with the sensor and the interface device. The processor receives the sensor signal, analyzes the sensor signal to determine a control action associated with the detected dexterous gesture of the user, and configures the user interface based upon the determined control action of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Chen
  • Patent number: 10243979
    Abstract: According to some aspects, disclosed methods and systems may comprise generating a profile that is based on monitoring a communication pattern associated with a device. Subsequent communications associated with the device may be monitored. Based on the profile and the subsequent communication, a security status may be associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Poder, Mark D. Francisco
  • Patent number: 10237356
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for providing notification summaries to users. Users may have accounts for many different services. The notification summaries may contain information about notifications for various services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connelly, Sharma Kanchinadham, Bhagabati Prasad Maharana, Louis Rubin, Michael Cook, James Tobin, Jeffrey Lewis, Bavani Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10237842
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to generation of network topology information for a network of assets, and management of such information. The management can comprise analysis and/or diagnostics of topology condition of a plurality of assets. In addition or in the alternative, the management can comprise consolidation of at least a portion of the network topology information in a data layer of the network of assets, or a network functionally coupled thereto. Integration of at least some of the network topology information with higher network layers also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10237007
    Abstract: Aspects relate to allocation of Almost Blank Subframes. According to some embodiments, a plurality of base stations may provide an overlapping coverage area. A first base station may transmit a first message comprising a first subframe allocation repetition period, a first subframe allocation offset, and a first subframe allocation bitmap. The first subframe allocation bitmap may indicate configuration of a first plurality of Almost Blank Subframes. Another base station may transmit a second message comprising the first subframe allocation repetition period, the first subframe allocation offset, and a second subframe allocation bitmap. The second subframe allocation bitmap may indicate configuration of a second plurality of Almost Blank Subframes. The second plurality of Almost Blank Subframes may not substantially overlap in time with the first plurality of Almost Blank Subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10236956
    Abstract: A wireless device may support a plurality of channel state information (CSI) processes. The wireless device may send an indication of a number of supported CSI processes to a first base station. The first base station may send an indication of a number of CSI processes supported by the wireless to a second base station. This information may be used during handover of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Publication number: 20190082363
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. Devices may exchange information regarding a radio link failure and/or a handover. The information may comprise a radio link failure report which may comprise an indication of packet duplication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kyungmin Park, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Hua Zhou, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 10231236
    Abstract: A wireless device receives a broadcast message comprising first parameters identifying a first set of subframes on a first carrier as almost blank subframes. The wireless device receives at least one unicast control message comprising: second parameters identifying a second set of subframes on a second carrier as almost blank subframes, a first measurement subframe allocation bitmap identifying a first measurement subframes, and a second measurement subframe allocation bitmap identifying a second measurement subframes. The wireless device transmits first channel state information (CSI) being measured on the first measurement subframes and second CSI being is measured the second measurement subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10230799
    Abstract: Tokens and policy descriptors are used for dynamic on demand session management in a distributed and scalable architecture for on demand sessions and resource management. The architecture includes an on demand client, a purchase server, and a session manager. A purchase token is generated at the purchase server and assigned to the on demand client. The purchase token represents at least one requested asset. In response to an on demand session set-up request corresponding to the purchase token from the on demand client to the session manager, the purchase token is expanded to generate at least one dynamic policy management descriptor for the on demand session. This provides token-based purchase authorization and policy management for on demand services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Weidong Mao, Neville A. Black, Charles L. Compton