Patents by Inventor Thomas Levy

Thomas Levy 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: 12039225
    Abstract: A content management system and/or client device can enable a user to initiate a quick play mode where a content category and content medium are selected for the user. A client device and/or a content management system can select a content medium for a user based on one or more factors, such as the content category. Certain content categories of content can be preferably delivered in certain content mediums. In some embodiments, a content management system and/or client device can select a content medium for a user based on contextual data gathered from the user. Contextual data can be data describing the user's current state and/or environment. For example, contextual data can include data such as the time of day, geographic location, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Arvind S. Shenoy, Daniel Cartoon, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Mark Levy
  • Patent number: 11881957
    Abstract: The method comprises the steps of: the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) receiving (Step 1) user's subscription information, in order to determine an initial policy; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) applying (Step 2) the initial rules; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) triggering (Step 3) the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) for the user's service/network resource usage; the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) rating and charging (step 4) the user, in real time; the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) triggering (Step 5) a change of policy in the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF); the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) determining (Step 6) new rules for the new policy; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) receiving (Step 7) the new rules and applying them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: ALCATEL LUCENT, NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kim Brouard, Thomas Levy, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 11702915
    Abstract: Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from an oil reservoir by CO2 flooding are disclosed. One method comprises producing a well stream from the reservoir; separating the well stream into a liquid phase and a gas phase with a first gas/liquid separator, wherein the gas phase comprises both CO2 gas and hydrocarbon gas; cooling the gas phase with a first cooler; compressing the gas phase using a first compressor into a compressed stream; mixing the compressed stream with an external source of CO2 to form an injection stream; and injecting the injection stream into the reservoir. Systems for EOR from an oil reservoir by CO2 flooding are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Equinor Energy AS
    Inventors: Michael Drescher, Torbjørn Fiveland, Olav Kristiansen, Thomas Levy, Knut Arild Maråk, Bengt Olav Neeraas, Per Ivar Karstad
  • Publication number: 20220273614
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for treating cancer or chronic illness in a subject including administering an intermittent, high dose of vitamin C and subsequently administering a continuous perfusion of a lower dose of vitamin C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ronald HUNNINGHAKE, Thomas Levy, Lucas Tims, Christopher Brannon
  • Publication number: 20220025747
    Abstract: Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from an oil reservoir by CO2 flooding are disclosed. One method comprises producing a well stream from the reservoir; separating the well stream into a liquid phase and a gas phase with a first gas/liquid separator, wherein the gas phase comprises both CO2 gas and hydrocarbon gas; cooling the gas phase with a first cooler; compressing the gas phase using a first compressor into a compressed stream; mixing the compressed stream with an external source of CO2 to form an injection stream; and injecting the injection stream into the reservoir. Systems for EOR from an oil reservoir by CO2 flooding are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Drescher, Torbjørn Fiveland, Olav Kristiansen, Thomas Levy, Knut Arild Maråk, Bengt Olav Neeraas, Per Ivar Karstad
  • Publication number: 20210399907
    Abstract: The method comprises the steps of: the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) receiving (Step 1) user's subscription information, in order to determine an initial policy; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) applying (Step 2) the initial rules; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) triggering (Step 3) the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) for the user's service/network resource usage; the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) rating and charging (step 4) the user, in real time; the Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) triggering (Step 5) a change of policy in the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF); the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) determining (Step 6) new rules for the new policy; the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) receiving (Step 7) the new rules and applying them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicants: Alcatel Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim BROUARD, Thomas LEVY, Yigang CAI
  • Patent number: 11162342
    Abstract: Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from an oil reservoir by CO2 flooding are disclosed. One method comprises producing a well stream from the reservoir; separating the well stream into a liquid phase and a gas phase with a first gas/liquid separator, wherein the gas phase comprises both CO2 gas and hydrocarbon gas; cooling the gas phase with a first cooler; compressing the gas phase using a first compressor into a compressed stream; mixing the compressed stream with an external source of CO2 to form an injection stream; and injecting the injection stream into the reservoir. Systems for EOR from an oil reservoir by CO2 flooding are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Equinor Energy AS
    Inventors: Michael Drescher, Torbjørn Fiveland, Olav Kristiansen, Thomas Levy, Knut Arild Maråk, Bengt Olav Neeraas, Per Ivar Karstad
  • Patent number: 11088859
    Abstract: A method for delivering dynamic policy rules for an end user of a communication service during a communication session is provided. The method includes receiving subscription information at a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) in order to determine an initial policy; applying the initial rules via a Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF); triggering an Extended Online Charging System (EOCS) for the user's service/network resource usage; rating and charging the user via the EOCS in real time; triggering a change of policy in a change notification from the EOCS to the PCRF; determining new rules for the new policy at the PRCF; receiving the new rules and applying them at the PCEF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Nokia of America Corporation, Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Kim Brouard, Thomas Levy, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 10681431
    Abstract: Server-side trick mode restrictions in a stream may be provided. The stream may comprise, for example, a Video on Demand (VOD) Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) stream. First, a playlist request corresponding to a stream may be received from a user device. Next, a current stream position in the stream may be determined. In response to receiving the playlist request and when the current stream position corresponds to a non-skip segment, a playlist may be created having a last chunk comprising a next chunk of the stream from the current stream position. The playlist may then be provided to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Levy, Dan Ariel Elbert, Doron Tzur, Gilad Taub, Keith Millar
  • Publication number: 20190368326
    Abstract: Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from an oil reservoir by CO2 flooding are disclosed. One method comprises producing a well stream from the reservoir; separating the well stream into a liquid phase and a gas phase with a first gas/liquid separator, wherein the gas phase comprises both CO2 gas and hydrocarbon gas; cooling the gas phase with a first cooler; compressing the gas phase using a first compressor into a compressed stream; mixing the compressed stream with an external source of CO2 to form an injection stream; and injecting the injection stream into the reservoir. Systems for EOR from an oil reservoir by CO2 flooding are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Equinor Energy AS
    Inventors: Michael Drescher, Torbjørn Fiveland, Olav Kristiansen, Thomas Levy, Knut Arild Maråk, Bengt Olav Neeraas, Per Ivar Karstad
  • Patent number: 10491648
    Abstract: A first manifest request may be received and, in response, a first manifest may be requested. Next, at least one interstitial content insertion source may be queried based on the first manifest and, in response to querying the interstitial content insertion source, interstitial content details may be retrieved from the at least one interstitial content insertion source. Then it may be determined that a version of interstitial content corresponding to the interstitial content details does not exist in a service provider back end at same bitrates as content corresponding to the first manifest. Next, local ingest and encoding of the interstitial content to the service provider back end may then be triggered in response to determining that the version of interstitial content corresponding to the interstitial content details does not exist in the service provider back end at the same bitrates as the content corresponding to the first manifest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Levy
  • Publication number: 20180220202
    Abstract: Server-side trick mode restrictions in a stream may be provided. The stream may comprise, for example, a Video on Demand (VOD) Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) stream. First, a playlist request corresponding to a stream may be received from a user device. Next, a current stream position in the stream may be determined. In response to receiving the playlist request and when the current stream position corresponds to a non-skip segment, a playlist may be created having a last chunk comprising a next chunk of the stream from the current stream position. The playlist may then be provided to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Levy, Dan Ariel Elbert, Doron Tzur, Gilad Taub, Keith Millar
  • Publication number: 20170331872
    Abstract: A first manifest request may be received and, in response, a first manifest may be requested. Next, at least one interstitial content insertion source may be queried based on the first manifest and, in response to querying the interstitial content insertion source, interstitial content details may be retrieved from the at least one interstitial content insertion source. Then it may be determined that a version of interstitial content corresponding to the interstitial content details does not exist in a service provider back end at same bitrates as content corresponding to the first manifest. Next, local ingest and encoding of the interstitial content to the service provider back end may then be triggered in response to determining that the version of interstitial content corresponding to the interstitial content details does not exist in the service provider back end at the same bitrates as the content corresponding to the first manifest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Levy
  • Patent number: 9549307
    Abstract: In order to manage a change in conditions of using a service associated with a communication in progress established by a user terminal (TU) within its communications network (RT), a server determines that the user's account does not permit the delivery of the service with a change in the conditions of using a service, after the receipt of a first request derived from a network element, said request comprising an identifier of the service regarding the communication and a parameter defining the change in conditions of using the service, and the server transmits to the network element a response containing a code indicating that the delivery of the service is authorized only with other conditions of using the service, in order for the network element to transmit to the server a second request containing another parameter defining another change in conditions of using the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thomas Levy, Maryse Gardella
  • Patent number: 9036645
    Abstract: Method of setting up a communication session between a calling client (C1) and a called client (C2), through a communication network (SN1, SN, SN2) containing at least one address translation device (NAT1, NAT2). This method contains stages for the transmission of signaling messages (fs), passing through at least one address translation device and allowing the exchange of the physical addresses of the clients. At least one of the clients implements a solution for the traversing of address translation devices. The method is innovative in that at least one client adds, within the sent signaling messages, a parameter representing the implementation of the traversing solution and that, in the presence of such a parameter, the network devices do not implement their own solutions for the traversing of address translation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thomas Levy, Thomas Froment, Vincent Hiribarren
  • Publication number: 20130143523
    Abstract: In order to manage a change in conditions of using a service associated with a communication in progress established by a user terminal (TU) within its communications network (RT), a server determines that the user's account does not permit the delivery of the service with a change in the conditions of using a service, after the receipt of a first request derived from a network element, said request comprising an identifier of the service regarding the communication and a parameter defining the change in conditions of using the service, and the server transmits to the network element a response containing a code indicating that the delivery of the service is authorized only with other conditions of using the service, in order for the network element to transmit to the server a second request containing another parameter defining another change in conditions of using the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Thomas Levy, Maryse Gardella
  • Patent number: 8391291
    Abstract: A signaling server (SS) comprising means for transmitting SIP signaling messages with a client (T) through a NAT address translation device temporarily binding a public address to the client's private address, including means for receiving registration messages from the client and for sending the client a validity duration, at the end of which it must transmit a new registration message. The invention resides in the fact that if the client is located behind an address translation device, it determines an approximate expiry time for the temporary binding by successively sending test messages after an increasing wait time until the termination of the binding is detected. This approximate time is then used by being transmitted as the SIP validity period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Thomas Levy, Gaelle Jaupitre
  • Patent number: 8320913
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal (T) comprising connection means (MCN) for connecting to access networks (N1, N2) and registration means (MREG) for periodically transmitting registration messages to a signaling server (SS) located within a public communication network (PUB) connected to these access networks. It is characterized by a memory (MMEM) capable of associating a validity period with at least some of the access networks, and in that the registration means (MREG) are provided for transmitting registration messages with a periodicity equal to the validity period associated with the access network (N1, N2) to which the terminal (T) is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Thomas Levy
  • Publication number: 20120284189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for dynamically controlling the quality of services attributed for the communication session of a user equipment (UE) in a 3GPP compliant communication network, comprising the steps of: initiating a communication session; an online charging system (OCS) detects an event (302) on the account of the user and decides that this event shall induce a change of parameters of the quality of service; the online charging system sends (303) a change of quality of service instruction to be applied after the consumption of the final granted units or immediately, to a policy control enforcement function (PCEF); the policy control enforcement function (PCEF) forwards said request to a policy and charging rules function (PCRF), once final units are exhausted; said policy and charging rules function (PCRF) derives modified policy charging and control rules from instruction for a change of quality of service within the session; said policy control enforcement function (PCEF) receives and appli
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Maryse Gardella, Fernando Cuervo, Thomas Levy
  • Patent number: D812510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Levy