Patents by Inventor Nicholas Adam Pinckernell

Nicholas Adam Pinckernell 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).

  • Publication number: 20190159163
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing service to access nodes are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may generate a geographical coverage map comprising a plurality of wireless access nodes respectively at a plurality of geographic locations and a wireless coverage range for each wireless access node. The computing device may receive from at least one wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes an indication that the at least one wireless access node detected a first wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes. The computing device may refine a first coverage range of the first wireless access node based on a respective geographic location of the at least one wireless access node. In some embodiments, a first wireless access node may receive and forward join emergency mesh (JEM) messages to establish a wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Derrick Krening, Edward David Monnerat, Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Andy Martushev, Jasbir Rajpal, Scott Moody, Garey Hoffman, David B. Leach, David O'hare
  • 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: 10034266
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing service to access nodes are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may generate a geographical coverage map comprising a plurality of wireless access nodes respectively at a plurality of geographic locations and a wireless coverage range for each wireless access node. The computing device may receive from at least one wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes an indication that the at least one wireless access node detected a first wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes. The computing device may refine a first coverage range of the first wireless access node based on a respective geographic location of the at least one wireless access node. In some embodiments, a first wireless access node may receive and forward join emergency mesh (JEM) messages to establish a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Derrick Krening, Edward David Monnerat, Johnathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Andy Martushev, Jasbir Rajpal, Scott Moody, Garey Hoffman, David B. Leach, David O'hare
  • Patent number: 9992517
    Abstract: Some of the various features described herein include providing an enhanced view of content. Some content may be cropped or edited for general transmission, and a primary- or second-screen device may be used to receive and view additional views or portions of content that may otherwise be unavailable. For example, if a cropped portion of content is delivered to a device, a different device may be used to view at least a portion of the content that was removed during the cropping process. Another aspect may include providing a higher-resolution version of content to a second-screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Jonathan Alan Leech, David B Leach, Edward David Monnerat
  • Publication number: 20170303233
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing service to access nodes are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may generate a geographical coverage map comprising a plurality of wireless access nodes respectively at a plurality of geographic locations and a wireless coverage range for each wireless access node. The computing device may receive from at least one wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes an indication that the at least one wireless access node detected a first wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes. The computing device may refine a first coverage range of the first wireless access node based on a respective geographic location of the at least one wireless access node. In some embodiments, a first wireless access node may receive and forward join emergency mesh (JEM) messages to establish a wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Derrick Krening, Edward David Monnerat, Johnathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Andy Martushev, Jasbir Rajpal, Scott Moody, Garey Hoffman, David B. Leach, David O'hare
  • Publication number: 20170244986
    Abstract: Some of the various features described herein include providing an enhanced view of content. Some content may be cropped or edited for general transmission, and a primary- or second-screen device may be used to receive and view additional views or portions of content that may otherwise be unavailable. For example, if a cropped portion of content is delivered to a device, a different device may be used to view at least a portion of the content that was removed during the cropping process. Another aspect may include providing a higher-resolution version of content to a second-screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Jonathan Alan Leech, David B. Leach, Edward David Monnerat
  • Publication number: 20170208321
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for displaying content. In an aspect, a plurality of content items can be displayed on one user device according to user preference. An example method can comprise positioning a first set of pixels associated with a user device so that first content displayed via the first set of pixels can be viewable in a first viewing location. A second set of pixels associated with the user device can be positioned so that second content displayed via the second set of pixels can be viewable in a second viewing location. The second content can be different from the first content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Edward David Monnerat, Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Mehul Patel, Jasbir Rajpal, Garey Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20170063086
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for leveraging user premises supplied electric power to power active components in an information delivery network. In response to one or more conditions, an active component may switch an input power path from using grid-supplied or battery power to draw power from a user premises. The decision to switch the power path may be based on a number of conditions, for example, whether power is available from the grid, the relative cost of power from the user premises and whether the power from the user premises includes power from a renewable source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Edward David Monnerat, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Jonathan Alan Leech, Andy Martushev, Scott Moody, David B. Leach
  • Patent number: 9578620
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing service to access nodes are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may generate a geographical coverage map comprising a plurality of wireless access nodes respectively at a plurality of geographic locations and a wireless coverage range for each wireless access node. The computing device may receive from at least one wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes an indication that the at least one wireless access node detected a first wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes. The computing device may refine a first coverage range of the first wireless access node based on a respective geographic location of the at least one wireless access node. In some embodiments, a first wireless access node may receive and forward join emergency mesh (JEM) messages to establish a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Derrick Krening, Edward David Monnerat, Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Andy Martushev, Jasbir Rajpal, Scott Moody, Garey Hoffman, David B. Leach, David O'hare
  • Publication number: 20170046564
    Abstract: According to some aspects, disclosed systems and methods include obtaining an image displaying an object; and performing pattern recognition on the image to determine a characteristic of the object. The systems and methods also include searching a central repository based on the characteristic to determine a candidate match associated with the object, the candidate match being associated with a preference, the preference comprising display instructions for the image; and modifying the image based on the display instructions for the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Edward David Monnerat, David B. Leach, Jonathan Alan Leech, Mehul S. Patel, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Nicholas Cotner
  • Publication number: 20160127763
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for displaying content. A plurality of preferred content items can be displayed on one or more display devices according to user preference and content attributes. In an aspect, an example method can comprise receiving preference information from a plurality of sources in a common location. A highest ranked preferred content item can be determined. At least one display parameter (e.g., size, shape, resolution, color, spatial coordinates, positions, etc.) for the highest ranked preferred content item can be determined. One or more of the plurality of content items including the preferred content item can be provided and displayed on the one or more display devices according to the determined at least one display parameter, for example, where the highest ranked preferred content item has the largest portion of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Mehul Patel, Edward David Monnerat, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Jonathan Alan Leech, Jasbir Rajpal
  • Patent number: 9323983
    Abstract: According to some aspects, disclosed systems and methods include obtaining an image displaying an object; and performing pattern recognition on the image to determine a characteristic of the object. The systems and methods also include searching a central repository based on the characteristic to determine a candidate match associated with the object, the candidate match being associated with a preference, the preference comprising display instructions for the image; and modifying the image based on the display instructions for the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Edward David Monnerat, David B. Leach, Jonathan Alan Leech, Mehul S. Patel, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Nicholas Cotner
  • Publication number: 20150347823
    Abstract: According to some aspects, disclosed systems and methods include obtaining an image displaying an object; and performing pattern recognition on the image to determine a characteristic of the object. The systems and methods also include searching a central repository based on the characteristic to determine a candidate match associated with the object, the candidate match being associated with a preference, the preference comprising display instructions for the image; and modifying the image based on the display instructions for the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Edward David Monnerat, David B. Leach, Jonathan Alan Leech, Mehul S. Patel, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Nicholas Cotner
  • Patent number: 9191914
    Abstract: System and methods for providing a user experience are described, including a method comprising determining a location of a user and automatically selecting an interface device of a plurality of interface devices based upon the location of a user. The selected interface device can be configured to transmit audio, transmit video, receive audio, receive video, or a combination thereof. The method can also comprise automatically configuring a user experience provided via the selected interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Kennedy, David Andrew Ohare, Michelle Tomes, Paolo Barolat-Romana, Richard Vetter, Manoj Chaudhari, Thiru Srinivasan, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Jonathan Alan Leech, Edward David Monnerat, Mehul Patel
  • Publication number: 20150304983
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing service to access nodes are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may generate a geographical coverage map comprising a plurality of wireless access nodes respectively at a plurality of geographic locations and a wireless coverage range for each wireless access node. The computing device may receive from at least one wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes an indication that the at least one wireless access node detected a first wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes. The computing device may refine a first coverage range of the first wireless access node based on a respective geographic location of the at least one wireless access node. In some embodiments, a first wireless access node may receive and forward join emergency mesh (JEM) messages to establish a wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Derrick Krening, Edward David Monnerat, Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Andy Martushev, Jasbir Rajpal, Scott Moody, Garey Hoffman, David B. Leach, David O'hare
  • Publication number: 20150264299
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Edward David Monnerat, Chris Robinson, Derek Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140274147
    Abstract: System and methods for providing a user experience are described, including a method comprising determining a location of a user and automatically selecting an interface device of a plurality of interface devices based upon the location of a user. The selected interface device can be configured to transmit audio, transmit video, receive audio, receive video, or a combination thereof. The method can also comprise automatically configuring a user experience provided via the selected interface device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Kennedy, David Andrew Ohare, Michelle Tomes, Paolo Barolat-Romana, Richard Vetter, Manoj Chaudhari, Thiru Srinivasan, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Jonathan Alan Leech, Edward David Monnerat, Mehul Patel