Patents by Inventor Dongchen Wang

Dongchen Wang has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10715599
    Abstract: A status of an Internet of Things (IoT) device included in a local area cloud is identified. The local area cloud includes IoT devices that are connected in a wireless local area network (WLAN), and one IoT device functions as a leader of the local area cloud. A cloud server associated with the IoT device is identified and information identifying the status is forwarded to the cloud server via a wireless wide area network (WWAN). The cloud server selects an action to be performed by the IoT device and forwards data identifying the action. The leader receives and distributes information identifying the action to the IoT device via the local area cloud. The action may include actions by multiple IoT devices in the local area cloud or IoT devices included in multiple local area clouds. A user may input data to control the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianxiu Hao, Dongchen Wang, Michael P. Ruffini, Thierry R. Sender
  • Patent number: 10298533
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving a request to send a message from a sender to a recipient. The method may further include obtaining a recipient status associated with the recipient, wherein in the recipient status includes an indication that the recipient is in motion; identifying a sender rule associated with the sender; selecting a notification type for the message based on the recipient status and the identified sender rule; and applying the selected notification type to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Azim Nasir, Andre R. Turner, Hong Xiao, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 10225347
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving an event notification of an event type associated with a source device in an appliance network. The method may further include detecting an activity initiated by a user in connection with the event type associated with the source device; generating an activity rule that associates the event type with the detected activity; receiving another event notification for the event type associated with the source device; and executing another activity in response to the received other event notification, based on the generated activity rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Xiao, Azim Nasir, Dongchen Wang, Andre R. Turner
  • Patent number: 10069834
    Abstract: A mobile device may include first and second communication interfaces. The mobile device may receive, from another device, a dispatch message to receive data from an Internet of Things (IoT) device. The mobile device may send, to the other device and based on the dispatch message, a device key. The mobile device may receive, from the other device, a session ticket generated by the other device. The IoT device may have previously received a copy of the session ticket. The mobile device may send the session ticket to the IoT device. The mobile device may receive data, from the IoT device and via the first communication interface, based on the session ticket matching the copy of the session ticket. The mobile device may format the data for transmission via the second communication interface. The mobile device may send, via the second communication interface, the data to a network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Dahai Ren, Matthew J. Threefoot, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 9979993
    Abstract: One or more network devices provide, to a user device, a content list of content items available for presentation. The one or more network devices receive, from the user device, a personalized channel plan that includes a schedule of selected content items, from the content list, for presentation on a viewing device that is different than the user device. The one or more network devices select, based on the selected content items, advertising for inclusion with the selected content items and assign links for the viewing device to obtain the selected content items. The one or more network devices send the links to the user device, which may in turn be provided to the viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Ruffini, John K. Trimper, Sankar Subramanian, Joseph G. Fragale, Dwight W. Fronsdahl, Paul D. Heitlinger, Rahul Kher, Eric N. Klings, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 9948984
    Abstract: Network devices provide, to a content source device, an uplink user interface to describe and upload video content. The network devices receive, via the uplink user interface, descriptive information for the video content and generate, based on the descriptive information received via the uplink user interface, a unique content identifier for the video content. The network devices incorporate, based on the descriptive information, a listing of the video content into a catalog of content available to users of a content distribution network. The network devices receive, from the content source device, the video content and receive, from a user device, a request to view the video content that includes the unique content identifier. The network devices provide, to the user device, a link to enable the user device to access the video content via the content distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Trimper, Michael P. Ruffini, Sankar Subramanian, Joseph G. Fragale, Dwight W. Fronsdahl, Paul D. Heitlinger, Rahul Kher, Eric N. Klings, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 9832501
    Abstract: A system may receive a first list of users of a provider network. For each of the first list of users, the system may obtain data pertaining to the user's categories of interest from a social media system; infer video programs based on the data; infer a list of one or more video channels based on the video programs; score the one or more video channels; rank the list of one or more video channels based on the scores; and recommend the ranked list of one or more video channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Ruffini, Lily F. Chen, Joseph G. Fragale, Dwight W. Fronsdahl, Sankar Subramanian, Dale E. Veeneman, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 9813308
    Abstract: A network device receives configuration information for monitoring, via a network, control data for a monitored customer device. The configuration information includes business rules for responding to an event when the control data is outside baseline control limits. The network device identifies original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or service provider recommended limits for the control data and receives initial control data, associated with the monitored customer device, for a particular time period. The network device determines, based on the initial control data, baseline control limits related to the OEM or service provider recommended limits. The network device receives, an indication of an out-of-bounds event, wherein the out-of-bounds event includes at least one instance where subsequent control data is outside the baseline control limits and initiates, based on the business rules, an action responsive to the out-of-bounds event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Azim Nasir, Andre R. Turner, Hong Xiao, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 9800921
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computer device, may include determining one or more frequently watched television channels associated with a customer's account. The method may further include obtaining content associated with the one or more frequently watched television channels via multicast transmission units from a video serving office associated with a television services provider; converting the multicast transmission units into video segments playable by a media playing device; storing the video segments in a cache associated with the computer device; detecting a selection of a television channel associated with the obtained content made via the media playing device; and providing the stored video segments to the media playing device, in response to detecting the selection of the television channel associated with the obtained content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Dongchen Wang, Michael P. Ruffini, Jianxiu Hao
  • Publication number: 20170302669
    Abstract: A mobile device may include first and second communication interfaces. The mobile device may receive, from another device, a dispatch message to receive data from an Internet of Things (IoT) device. The mobile device may send, to the other device and based on the dispatch message, a device key. The mobile device may receive, from the other device, a session ticket generated by the other device. The IoT device may have previously received a copy of the session ticket. The mobile device may send the session ticket to the IoT device. The mobile device may receive data, from the IoT device and via the first communication interface, based on the session ticket matching the copy of the session ticket. The mobile device may format the data for transmission via the second communication interface. The mobile device may send, via the second communication interface, the data to a network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Ming CHEN, Dahai REN, Matthew J. THREEFOOT, Dongchen WANG
  • Patent number: 9788022
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a digital advertisement insertion optimization system accessing data that indicates a playback return position at which playback of a media program is to be resumed following insertion of an advertisement in the media program when a first media file comprising the media program encoded in a first media format is used for playback of the media program, analyzing a second media file comprising the media program encoded in a second media format to identify a set of key frames within the second media file, selecting a key frame from the identified set of key frames; and generating data that indicates a new playback return position at which playback of the media program is to be resumed following insertion of an advertisement when the second media file is used for playback of the media program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Dongchen Wang, Marcelo D. Lechner, Rory W. Britt
  • Publication number: 20170155703
    Abstract: A status of an Internet of Things (IoT) device included in a local area cloud is identified. The local area cloud includes IoT devices that are connected in a wireless local area network (WLAN), and one IoT device functions as a leader of the local area cloud. A cloud server associated with the IoT device is identified and information identifying the status is forwarded to the cloud server via a wireless wide area network (WWAN). The cloud server selects an action to be performed by the IoT device and forwards data identifying the action. The leader receives and distributes information identifying the action to the IoT device via the local area cloud. The action may include actions by multiple IoT devices in the local area cloud or IoT devices included in multiple local area clouds. A user may input data to control the cloud server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Jianxiu Hao, Dongchen Wang, Michael P. Ruffini, Thierry R. Sender
  • Publication number: 20170149937
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provides to receive a packet from an Internet of Things (IoT) device, wherein the packet carries IoT data; determine a classification of the IoT device from which the first packet is received, in response to a receipt of the packet, wherein the classification indicates a type of IoT device; select standard data types assigned to the classification of the IoT device, in response to a determination of the classification of the IoT device; determine whether the IoT data includes all of the standard data types based on the standard data types selected; convert the IoT data into an IoT standard format in response to a determination that the IoT data includes all of the standard data types; generate another packet that includes the IoT data in the IoT standard format in response to a conversion of the IoT data; and transmit the other packet to a network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Dahai Ren, Dongchen Wang, Ming Chen, Zhong Chen
  • Patent number: 9654952
    Abstract: A mobile device determines that a communications tower is unresponsive to non-emergency wireless signals, and receives user input to select a recipient for an emergency message from a group of pre-registered recipients. The mobile device presents a group of pre-configured status indicators and receives user input to select a particular status indicator. The mobile device generates a text-based emergency message based on the selected recipient, the selected status indicator, location information for the mobile device, and a time stamp. The mobile device sends, to a message server that is different than the message recipient, the text-based emergency message. To determine a status of the message originator without requiring a connection between mobile devices, the intended recipient initiates a fetch message request to retrieve the text-based emergency message from the message server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Azim Nasir, Andre R. Turner, Hong Xiao, Dongchen Wang
  • Publication number: 20170094324
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a digital advertisement insertion optimization system accessing data that indicates a playback return position at which playback of a media program is to be resumed following insertion of an advertisement in the media program when a first media file comprising the media program encoded in a first media format is used for playback of the media program, analyzing a second media file comprising the media program encoded in a second media format to identify a set of key frames within the second media file, selecting a key frame from the identified set of key frames; and generating data that indicates a new playback return position at which playback of the media program is to be resumed following insertion of an advertisement when the second media file is used for playback of the media program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Dongchen Wang, Marcelo D. Lechner, Rory W. Britt
  • Patent number: 9497044
    Abstract: A system for and method of call transfer management may include receiving a phone call over a landline, receiving, using a device connected to the landline, a wireless signal from a mobile device indicating a call transfer request, wherein the call transfer request contains a mobile device indicator, determining, using the device connected to the landline, that the phone call over the landline will be transferred to the mobile device, wherein the determination is made at least in part on the receipt of the call transfer request, sending, from the device connected to the landline, a call transfer request over the landline, wherein the call transfer request contains a mobile device indicator of the mobile device, and transferring the phone call from the landline to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Hong Xiao, Dongchen Wang, Andre Turner, Changqing Wang
  • Patent number: 9467743
    Abstract: A user device receives, from a network device, a content index of content items available for presentation via a content distribution network. The user device presents a user interface to configure a personalized channel plan and receives, via the user interface, user input to configure the personalized channel plan. The personalized channel plan includes a schedule of selected content items, from the content index, for presentation on a remote viewing device. The user device sends, to a remote viewing device, presentation instructions for the personalized channel plan, wherein the instructions cause the viewing device to present the selected content items to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Michael P. Ruffini, John K. Trimper, Sankar Subramanian, Joseph G. Fragale, Dwight W. Fronsdahl, Paul D. Heitlinger, Rahul Kher, Eric N. Klings, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 9451097
    Abstract: A device may determine a campaign rule for providing a toll-free data service to a mobile device associated with a user. The campaign rule may identify a condition for charging a service provider, associated with the toll-free data service, for data used by the mobile device in association with the toll-free data service. The device may determine an efficiency metric associated with the user. The efficiency metric may be determined based on providing toll-free data services to the user or a set of users associated with a demographic with which the user belongs. The device may analyze the efficiency metric based on the campaign rule. The device may selectively provide the toll-free data service to the mobile device, associated with the user, based on analyzing the efficiency metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Hong Xiao, Fengping Zhang, Dongchen Wang, Andre R. Turner, Azim Nasir
  • Patent number: 9426721
    Abstract: A server device may receive a first request for temporary access to a wireless network, the first request being associated with a first device, wherein the temporary access is based on a subscription for access to the wireless network, the subscription being associated with a second device; grant the first request for temporary access to the wireless network; subsequently determine that the temporary access to the wireless network has expired; receive, after the temporary access has expired, a second request for temporary access to the wireless network, the second request being associated with the first device; and reject the second request for temporary access to the wireless network, the rejecting being based on determining that temporary access has previously been granted to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Azim Nasir, Andre R. Turner, Hong Xiao, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 9407968
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for receiving program data of programs; receiving files pertaining to each of the programs, wherein the files include a manifest file and M3U8 files; selecting one of the programs and the manifest file; adding multicast information to each M3U8 file pertaining to the program, wherein the multicast information indicates a multicast channel and a date and a time of a multicast; segmenting the program data of the program based on a maximum transmission unit of the multicast channel; storing the manifest file and the M3U8 files pertaining to the program; providing the manifest file and one or more of the M3U8 files pertaining to the program, to a user device; and multicasting a segmented program data via the wireless network based on the multicast information, wherein the multicasting includes the adaptive bitrate streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Jianxiu Hao, Jian Huang, Dongchen Wang, Michael P. Ruffini