Patents by Inventor Thomas Stockhammer

Thomas Stockhammer 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: 20210297460
    Abstract: Various embodiments include systems and methods for providing an immersive three-dimensional group session. Various embodiments include methods and devices for signaling a description of a scene with media components potentially coming from different parties. In various aspects, a scene graph may be signaled through a session description protocol (SDP) during a session initiation protocol (SIP) session setup. In various embodiments, the scene graph may include respective graphical output nodes assigned to be controlled by each of the plurality of participant computing devices in an immersive three-dimensional group session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Imed BOUAZIZI, Nikolai Konrad Leung, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Publication number: 20210281638
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for computer processing. Aspects of the present disclosure can determine at least one of a quality, latency, or capacity of a communication link for communication between a client device and a server. Aspects of the present disclosure can also determine a computational load for an application computation between the client device and the server. Moreover, aspects of the present disclosure can adjust a computational distribution for the application computation between the client device and the server based on at least one of the computational load for the application computation or the at least one of the quality, latency, or capacity of the communication link. Aspects of the present disclosure can also determine a computational capacity of at least one of the client device or the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Bojan VRCELJ, Prashanth Haridas HANDE, Vinay MELKOTE KRISHNAPRASAD, Ajit Venkat RAO, Thomas STOCKHAMMER
  • Patent number: 11095537
    Abstract: An example device for generating quality measurement reports includes one or more hardware-based processors implemented using digital circuitry, the processors being configured to execute a middleware unit and a target application for media data. The middleware unit is configured to receive media data via broadcast or multicast from a server device, generate reception reports covering the reception of the media data according to received reporting directives, deliver at least part of the media data to a target application of the client device, receive quality of experience (QoE) reports from the target application, and provide contents of the QoE reports to a reception reporting server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ralph Akram Gholmieh, Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Nagaraju Naik, Thomas Stockhammer, Charles Nung Lo
  • Publication number: 20210218976
    Abstract: An example device for decoding media data includes a memory configured to store the media data and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and communicatively coupled to the memory. The one or more processors are configured to determine whether two or more decoder instances are intended to be synchronized. The one or more processors are configured to, based on the two or more decoder instances being intended to be synchronized, control the two or more decoder instances so as to enable rendering of decoded data from each of the two or more decoder instances at a same presentation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Imed Bouazizi, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Publication number: 20210211735
    Abstract: A device for processing video data can be configured to receive a configuration record for decoding a bitstream of the video data, wherein the configuration record for the bitstream includes a toolset indication syntax element that includes information identifying, from a set of video decoding tools, tools that are required to decode the bitstream associated with the configuration record; based on the toolset indication syntax element, determine whether to retrieve the bitstream associated with the configuration record; and based on the determination to retrieve the bitstream associated with the configuration record, retrieve the bitstream and outputting the bitstream to a video decoder for decoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Stockhammer, Imed Bouazizi, Dmytro Rusanovskyy
  • Publication number: 20210211766
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for processing media content, such as samples of sparse media content whose sample durations can be unknown at the time of decoding the samples, include obtaining, at a current time instance, a current fragment comprising at least a current time component. From the current time component, a modified duration is obtained for at least one media sample, the modified duration indicating a time duration by which a presentation of a previous media sample of a previous fragment is to be extended or reduced in relation to the current time instance. The at least one media sample is presented for a time duration based on the modified duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas STOCKHAMMER, Waqar ZIA
  • Publication number: 20210135787
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a base station may perform interleaving of parts of a plurality of transport blocks for a broadcast or multicast transmission across a plurality of time intervals. A size of a transport block of the plurality of transport blocks may be scaled by a scaling factor. The base station may transmit the interleaved parts in the plurality of time intervals. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Ayan SENGUPTA, Alberto RICO ALVARINO, Aamod KHANDEKAR, Thomas STOCKHAMMER
  • Publication number: 20210136775
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods performed by a processor of a mobile device for allocating resources to a plurality of mobile devices in communication with an Edge network. The processor may receive from the plurality of mobile devices one or more capabilities of each mobile device related to a computing task in which the plurality of mobile devices are participating. The processor may determine a fairness result for the plurality of computing devices based on the one or more capabilities of each mobile device and the computing task. The processor may allocate resources to each of the plurality of mobile devices based on the determined fairness result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Soloway, Edward Robert Hall, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Patent number: 10999605
    Abstract: A device for processing media content obtains data from a box within a file conforming to a file format for a video codec, the box comprising a syntax structure that includes the data, the file being associated with the media content and the media content being coded according to the video codec; and determines, based on the data obtained from the box, whether to accept or reject the media content associated with the file. A device for generating media content generates data in a box within a file conforming to a file format, the box comprising a syntax structure that includes the data, the file being associated with the media content, wherein the data is for use in determining whether a client is to accept or reject the media content associated with the file; and outputs the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ye-Kui Wang, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Publication number: 20210127182
    Abstract: An example device for processing media data is configured to parse a bitstream including the media data, the bitstream being formatted according to Common Media Application Format (CMAF), detect, during the parsing, a file type (FTYP) value for a CMAF track file of the bitstream, determine that a CMAF header of the CMAF track file starts with the FTYP value, and process one or more CMAF fragments following the CMAF header of the CMAF track file. The device may additionally be configured to detect one or more segment type (STYP) values in the bitstream, determine that each of the one or more STYP values corresponds to a start of a respective one of the CMAF fragments, and process each of the CMAF fragments starting from the corresponding STYP value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Stockhammer
  • Publication number: 20210120540
    Abstract: Various embodiments may provide streaming service downlink network assistance and/or uplink network assistance mechanisms in a fifth generation (5G) system (5GS) network via an Application Function (AF) computing device in a 5GS. In some embodiments, a computing device and/or the AF computing device may inform the network about needs for capacity for downlink or uplink traffic. Various embodiments may include sending radio access network (RAN) capacity requests to a network computing device of the 5GS network including a 5G RAN. In some embodiments, the network computing device of the 5GS network may be a computing device that is not part of the 5G RAN. In some embodiments, capacity need messages may be sent directly from user equipment (UE) computing devices to computing devices of the 5G RAN. In some embodiments, capacity information of the RAN may be delivered to an AF computing device via an intermediate network function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Nung LO, Imed BOUAZIZI, Nikolai Konrad LEUNG, Thomas STOCKHAMMER
  • Patent number: 10986402
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for processing media content, such as samples of sparse media content whose sample durations can be unknown at the time of decoding the samples, include obtaining, at a current time instance, a current fragment comprising at least a current time component. From the current time component, a modified duration is obtained for at least one media sample, the modified duration indicating a time duration by which a presentation of a previous media sample of a previous fragment is to be extended or reduced in relation to the current time instance. The at least one media sample is presented for a time duration based on the modified duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Stockhammer, Waqar Zia
  • Publication number: 20210105542
    Abstract: A device for retrieving media includes a memory configured to store media data of a media presentation; and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and configured to: retrieve a manifest file for a media presentation indicating that container parsing of media data of a bitstream can be started at a resync point of a segment of a representation of the media presentation, the resync point being at a position other than a start of the segment and representing a point at which the container parsing of the media data of the bitstream can be started; use the manifest file to form a request to retrieve the media data of the representation starting at the resync point; send the request to initiate retrieval of the media data of the media presentation starting at the resync point; and present the retrieved media data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Stockhammer, Imed Bouazizi, Waqar Zia
  • Publication number: 20210105308
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are provided for streaming service in a fifth generation (5G) system (5GS) network. Various embodiments may provide for selecting appropriate network slices for provisioning media content and streaming service over the network. Desired network slice features may be indicated that correspond to service information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Imed Bouazizi, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Publication number: 20210099371
    Abstract: An example device for retrieving media data includes a memory configured to store media data; and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and configured to: receive data indicating a packet loss signaling mechanism, the packet loss signaling mechanism comprising at least one of that segments are sent in chunks, that transport object identifiers (TOIs) are sequential, or that a last packet of an object assigned to a TOI has a specific flag set in a header of the last packet, a base URL, a maximum latency, or a synchronization point in a file delivery header; detect loss of a packet using the at least one of the packet loss signaling mechanisms, the lost packet including missing media data; generate a byte range request for the missing media data using information of the file delivery header; and deliver a proper media object to a media application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Stockhammer, Waqar Zia, Imed Bouazizi
  • Publication number: 20210099773
    Abstract: An example device for accessing media data includes a memory configured to store media data; and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and configured to: receive a scene description of a GL Transmission Format 2.0 (glTF2) bitstream including a timed media object; determine a position of the timed media object in a presentation environment using the scene description; retrieve current timed media data for the timed media object for a current presentation time; and present the current timed media data according to the position of the timed media object at the current presentation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Imed Bouazizi, Thomas Stockhammer, Nils G√ľnther Peters
  • Patent number: 10938872
    Abstract: An example device for retrieving media data includes a streaming client and a media presentation application configured in one or more processors implemented in circuitry. The streaming client is configured to determine a start time for an event message corresponding to an interactivity window during which one or more application-specific interactivity events can occur during presentation of media data, the application-specific interactivity events comprising times during which a user of the device can interact with the presented media data, determine an end time for the event message corresponding to the interactivity window, receive data representative of at least one of the application-specific interactivity events during the interactivity window corresponding to the event message, and forward the data representative of the at least one of the application-specific interactivity events to the media presentation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles Nung Lo, Thomas Stockhammer, Giridhar Dhati Mandyam, Gordon Kent Walker, Waqar Zia, Ralph Akram Gholmieh
  • Patent number: 10931763
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivery of opaque objects provided by a content provider to network nodes within a communication network are described. Opaque objects may comprise data objects whose data structure is not natively defined in the network interface and thus have a data type and/or structure that would be unknown to systems of the network. Communication systems may be configured according to embodiments to facilitate delivery of such opaque objects, such as by providing a robust network interface between a content provider system and the network through which network information is provided from the network to the content provider system and/or delivery manifest information for opaque objects is provided from the content provider system to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Kent Walker, Thomas Stockhammer, Charles Nung Lo
  • Patent number: 10924822
    Abstract: An example device for processing media data is configured to parse a bitstream including the media data, the bitstream being formatted according to Common Media Application Format (CMAF), detect, during the parsing, a file type (FTYP) value for a CMAF track file of the bitstream, determine that a CMAF header of the CMAF track file starts with the FTYP value, and process one or more CMAF fragments following the CMAF header of the CMAF track file. The device may additionally be configured to detect one or more segment type (STYP) values in the bitstream, determine that each of the one or more STYP values corresponds to a start of a respective one of the CMAF fragments, and process each of the CMAF fragments starting from the corresponding STYP value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Stockhammer
  • Patent number: 10902474
    Abstract: In one example, a method of retrieving media data includes, by a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) client of a client device: receiving advertisement media data of one or more advertisement groups, receiving an identifier value for one of the advertisement groups from a dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (DASH) client of the client device, extracting the advertisement media data of the advertisement group corresponding to the identifier value, and providing the extracted advertisement media data to the DASH client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles Nung Lo, Thomas Stockhammer, Gordon Kent Walker, Jun Wang, Nagaraju Naik, Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos