Patents by Inventor Jorge Salinger

Jorge Salinger 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: 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: 10181961
    Abstract: A modem system may include modems that have multiple upstream transmitters for transmitting signals upstream in a communication network. In some embodiments herein, one or more of those upstream transmitters may be retasked to transmit downstream signals for reception at devices within a modem's premises. The downstream signal may be modulated differently from its original modulation as received by the modem, and may be modulated in a manner that can be received by legacy components on the premises, such as analog televisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Urban, Jorge Salinger
  • Patent number: 10136192
    Abstract: A video generation device, system and method. The device, system and method may perform the configuration of the video generation device, and thus may include a configuration file and a file format. The device, system and method may include at least one processing unit communicative with at least one cable modem, at least one application specific output generated from the processing unit, and a plurality of inputs to at least one processing unit for receiving at least a video input, a management input, and a configuration input, wherein the configuration input may include configuration information for processing the other received inputs. In embodiments, the video input, the management input, and the configuration information may be processed by at least one processing unit to at least one application specific output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Salinger, Vik Saxena
  • Publication number: 20180278279
    Abstract: Methods and systems for interference management are described. Methods and systems can be used for minimizing interference among communication and/or electronic devices. Interference data can be gathered/received from interference sources such as weather and natural patterns, various electronic devices, and one or more network protocols. The interference data can be used to generate interference patterns of each interference source in an interference map. The interference map can be used to determine how a particular interference pattern can affect a system. The interference map can also be used to evaluate a new source of interference (e.g., cordless phones, weather conditions) to determine how a system can be affected. The interference data can also be associated with an interference signature (e.g., an interference pattern, a fingerprint) for an interference source in a database. The database can be used based on the interference signature to identify known and/or unknown interference sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Erami Botchway, Phillip Chang, Mark Francisco, Jim Poder, Jorge Salinger
  • Patent number: 10051332
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system are described for transmitting a television program signal. A portion of a local frequency spectrum may be determined to be free, or relatively unused. A user selection of a television program or broadcast programming channel may be received from a program lineup in an electronic programming guide. The selected program may be selected from a gateway, translated, and transmitted over the portion of the frequency spectrum determined to be free. The translation may include converting a signal from the gateway into a National Television Systems Committee (NTSC) signal or a mobile TV signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Urban, Jorge Salinger
  • Patent number: 10050801
    Abstract: A hybrid fiber-coax network may replace an analog forward link with a digital optical forward link between a converged cable-access platform (CCAP) and node, which may allow for improved data-throughput rates on the network. Replacing the analog forward link with the digital optical forward link may allow for a greater distance between a headend and the node. Further, the digital optical forward link may improve link modulation error ratio (MER), which, when combined with advanced headend equipment, may enable a cable modem to support the high-order modulation profiles (e.g., profiles included in DOCSIS 3.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Salinger, John Bevilacqua, Saifur Rahman
  • Publication number: 20180048918
    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: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jorge Salinger, Weidong Mao
  • Publication number: 20180020263
    Abstract: A video generation device, system and method. The device, system and method may perform the configuration of the video generation device, and thus may include a configuration file and a file format. The device, system and method may include at least one processing unit communicative with at least one cable modem, at least one application specific output generated from the processing unit, and a plurality of inputs to at least one processing unit for receiving at least a video input, a management input, and a configuration input, wherein the configuration input may include configuration information for processing the other received inputs. In embodiments, the video input, the management input, and the configuration information may be processed by at least one processing unit to at least one application specific output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jorge Salinger, Vik Saxena
  • Patent number: 9843347
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Interference management are described. Methods and systems can be used for minimizing interference among communication and/or electronic devices. Interference data can be gathered/received from interference sources such as weather and natural patterns, various electronic devices, and one or more network protocols. The interference data can be used to generate interference patterns of each interference source in an interference map. The interference map can be used to determine how a particular interference pattern can affect a system. The interference map can also be used to evaluate a new source of interference (e.g., cordless phones, weather conditions) to determine how a system can be affected. The interference data can also be associated with an interference signature (e.g., an interference pattern, a fingerprint) for an interference source in a database. The database can be used based on the interference signature to identify known and/or unknown interference sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Erami Botchway, Phillip Chang, Mark Francisco, Jim Poder, Jorge Salinger
  • Publication number: 20170353771
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system are described for transmitting a television program signal. A portion of a local frequency spectrum may be determined to be free, or relatively unused. A user selection of a television program or broadcast programming channel may be received from a program lineup in an electronic programming guide. The selected program may be selected from a gateway, translated, and transmitted over the portion of the frequency spectrum determined to be free. The translation may include converting a signal from the gateway into a National Television Systems Committee (NTSC) signal or a mobile TV signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: David Urban, Jorge Salinger
  • Patent number: 9794639
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and software are described for implementing dynamic bandwidth load balancing in a data distribution network that provides a plurality of simultaneous video streams over a plurality of channels arranged as a plurality of bonded groups. Various factors may affect the assignment of bonded groups, from initial client device registration through subsequent video stream requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Salinger
  • Publication number: 20170257446
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for delivery of notification messaging in an IP network. A multicast gateway may receive manifest files and segments of programming content for retrieval by a client device. The multicast gateway may receive segments of a notification message and modify information in the manifest file to reference the notification message content. Upon retrieval of the manifest file by a client device, the client may access the notification message content referenced in the manifest file. The multicast gateway may replace references to programming content with references to notification message content having a corresponding content type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: John G. Bevilacqua, Jorge Salinger, Ty Pearman, Joseph Solomon, Saifur Rahman
  • Patent number: 9693079
    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: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Salinger, Weidong Mao
  • Patent number: 9668028
    Abstract: A video generation device, system and method. The device, system and method may perform the configuration of the video generation device, and thus may include a configuration file and a file format. The device, system and method may include at least one processing unit communicative with at least one cable modem, at least one application specific output generated from the processing unit, and a plurality of inputs to at least one processing unit for receiving at least a video input, a management input, and a configuration input, wherein the configuration input may include configuration information for processing the other received inputs. In embodiments, the video input, the management input, and the configuration information may be processed by at least one processing unit to at least one application specific output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Salinger, Vik Saxena
  • Publication number: 20170141887
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for determining one or more data modulation profiles for one or more devices. The system and method described herein may measure signal quality, such as a modulation error ratio (MER), signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), receive power, transmit power, etc. Based on the signal quality, the system may determine one or more data modulation profile(s) (e.g., quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) profiles) for a subcarrier, a plurality of subcarriers, a device, and/or a grouping of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Maurice Garcia, Larry Wolcott, Robert Gonsalves, Michael Pettit, John Bevilacqua, Jorge Salinger, Saifur Rahman
  • Patent number: 9648392
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system are described for transmitting a television program signal. A portion of a local frequency spectrum may be determined to be free, or relatively unused. A user selection of a television program or broadcast programming channel may be received from a program lineup in an electronic programming guide. The selected program may be selected from a gateway, translated, and transmitted over the portion of the frequency spectrum determined to be free. The translation may include converting a signal from the gateway into a National Television Systems Committee (NTSC) signal or a mobile TV signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Urban, Jorge Salinger
  • Publication number: 20170006353
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and software are described for implementing dynamic bandwidth load balancing in a data distribution network that provides a plurality of simultaneous video streams over a plurality of channels arranged as a plurality of bonded groups. Various factors may affect the assignment of bonded groups, from initial client device registration through subsequent video stream requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Jorge Salinger
  • Publication number: 20160315820
    Abstract: Signals may be forwarded to a variety of ports for transmission. The signals may be modulated for transmission. The forwarding of signals to ports may be accomplished by forwarding the signals to one or more signal modulators using a processing unit. The mapping of signals to ports may change responsive to a triggering event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Jorge Salinger
  • Publication number: 20160301434
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Interference management are described. Methods and systems can be used for minimizing interference among communication and/or electronic devices. Interference data can be gathered/received from interference sources such as weather and natural patterns, various electronic devices, and one or more network protocols. The interference data can be used to generate interference patterns of each interference source in an interference map. The interference map can be used to determine how a particular interference pattern can affect a system. The interference map can also be used to evaluate a new source of interference (e.g., cordless phones, weather conditions) to determine how a system can be affected. The interference data can also be associated with an interference signature (e.g., an interference pattern, a fingerprint) for an interference source in a database. The database can be used based on the interference signature to identify known and/or unknown interference sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Erami Botchway, Phillip Chang, Mark Francisco, Jim Poder, Jorge Salinger
  • Patent number: 9313554
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and software are described for implementing dynamic bandwidth load balancing in a data distribution network that provides a plurality of simultaneous video streams over a plurality of channels arranged as a plurality of bonded groups. Various factors may affect the assignment of bonded groups, from initial client device registration through subsequent video stream requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Salinger