Patents by Inventor Victor Hou

Victor Hou 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: 10708640
    Abstract: Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, different network types may be channel bonded to function as a single logical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 10079727
    Abstract: Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architectures distribute data streams to bonded channels that are clocked independently. A system is provided for synchronizing the bonded channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Rajesh Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou, Guangcai Zhou
  • Patent number: 9979599
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architecture communicates content according to an initial bonding configuration. The communication architecture may adjust the bonding configuration to adapt to bonding environment changes affecting the communication capabilities or requirements associated with transmitting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9923774
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architecture communicates content according to an initial bonding configuration. The communication architecture may adjust the bonding configuration to adapt to bonding environment changes affecting the communication capabilities or requirements associated with transmitting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Victor Hou, Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen
  • Patent number: 9479621
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for enabling a physical layer (PHY) link signaling channel between a network termination modem and a cable modem in a cable network. The PHY link signaling channel is embedded within the same multi-carrier channel as the data and enables PHY link up between the network termination modem and cable modern without involvement of higher layers (e.g., MAC). The PHY link signaling channel can be implemented in the downstream (from the network termination modem to the cable modem(s)) or in the upstream from a cable modem to the network termination modem. Embodiments are applicable to any known cable network, and particularly to cable networks implementing the DOCSIS and EPoC standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Avi Kliger, Yitshak Ohana, Niki Pantelias, Leo Montreuil, Jonathan S. Min, Edward Boyd, Mark Laubach, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9344902
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for evaluating deployment of femtocells as part of a cellular network are provided. In this regard, a communication device may be operable to communicate information to a femtocell management entity that may be utilized to determine whether a specified location is suitable for installation of a femtocell. The communication device may be operable to receive from the femtocell management entity, data that indicates whether the specified location is suitable for the installation of the femtocell. The femtocell management entity may utilize the communicated information and/or additional information associated with one or installed femtocells, and/or one or more other communication devices that are within a vicinity of the specified location to determine whether the specified location is suitable for installation of the femtocell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Abraham, Xuemin Chen, Wael William Diab, Vinko Erceg, Victor Hou, Jeyhan Karaoguz, Mark Kent
  • Publication number: 20160134479
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architecture communicates content according to an initial bonding configuration. The communication architecture may adjust the bonding configuration to adapt to bonding environment changes affecting the communication capabilities or requirements associated with transmitting the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Victor Hou, Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen
  • Publication number: 20160119069
    Abstract: Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architectures distribute data streams to bonded channels that are clocked independently. A system is provided for synchronizing the bonded channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Rajesh Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou, Guangcai Zhou
  • Patent number: 9264747
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architecture communicates content according to an initial bonding configuration. The communication architecture may adjust the bonding configuration to adapt to bonding environment changes affecting the communication capabilities or requirements associated with transmitting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Hou, Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen
  • Publication number: 20160036660
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architecture communicates content according to an initial bonding configuration. The communication architecture may adjust the bonding configuration to adapt to bonding environment changes affecting the communication capabilities or requirements associated with transmitting the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9253515
    Abstract: Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architectures distribute data streams to bonded channels that are clocked independently. A system is provided for synchronizing the bonded channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou, Guangcai Zhou
  • Patent number: 9241177
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. The architecture includes intermediate network devices that may receive content and send content using different groups of communication channels. The network device may process content received across a first set of communication channels for transmission across a second set of communication channels different from the first set. Such processing may preserve a program order of the content during delivery to a destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9226010
    Abstract: Different data communication architectures receive a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, for consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architectures receive distributed video programming in the form of MPEG2 TS packets, flagged by marker packets. Channel bonding synchronization information may be present in packets defined above the data-link layer or received in fields within data-link layer frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Anand Tongle, Victor Hou
  • Publication number: 20150358437
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for enabling a physical layer (PHY) link signaling channel between a network termination modem and a cable modem in a cable network. The PHY link signaling channel is embedded within the same multi-carrier channel as the data and enables PHY link up between the network termination modem and cable modern without involvement of higher layers (e.g., MAC). The PHY link signaling channel can be implemented in the downstream (from the network termination modem to the cable modem(s)) or in the upstream from a cable modem to the network termination modem. Embodiments are applicable to any known cable network, and particularly to cable networks implementing the DOCSIS and EPoC standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Avi KLIGER, Yitshak Ohana, Niki Pantelias, Leo Montreuil, Jonathan S. Min, Edward Boyd, Mark Laubach, Victor Hou
  • Publication number: 20150341888
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for registering femtocells to provide service are provided. In this regard, a communication device may be operable to determine a plurality of femtocells within a vicinity of its location. The communication device may be operable to receive information communicated from one or more of the plurality of femtocells, which are managed by a femtocell management entity. One or more of the plurality of femtocells may be selected for transmitting and/or receiving cellular data based on the communicated information. The communicated information may comprise one or more of global navigation system satellite (GNSS) coordinates, an identification number, potential interference, power levels, location, associated communication devices, and/or directionality of antennas of the one or more femtocells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Mark KENT, Charles Abraham, Xuemin William Chen, Wael William Diab, Vinko Erceg, Victor Hou, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Patent number: 9185442
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architecture communicates content according to an initial bonding configuration. The communication architecture may adjust the bonding configuration to adapt to bonding environment changes affecting the communication capabilities or requirements associated with transmitting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou
  • Publication number: 20150304695
    Abstract: Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, different network types may be channel bonded to function as a single logical channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Victor Hou
  • Publication number: 20150281750
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. The architecture includes intermediate network devices that may receive content and send content using different groups of communication channels. The network device may process content received across a first set of communication channels for transmission across a second set of communication channels different from the first set. Such processing may preserve a program order of the content during delivery to a destination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9118444
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for enabling a physical layer (PHY) link signaling channel between a network termination modem and a cable modem in a cable network. The PHY link signaling channel is embedded within the same multi-carrier channel as the data and enables PHY link up between the network termination modem and cable modem without involvement of higher layers (e.g., MAC). The PHY link signaling channel can be implemented in the downstream (from the network termination modem to the cable modem(s)) or in the upstream from a cable modem to the network termination modem. Embodiments are applicable to any known cable network, and particularly to cable networks implementing the DOCSIS and EPoC standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Avi Kliger, Yitshak Ohana, Niki Pantelias, Leo Montreuil, Jonathan S. Min, Edward Boyd, Mark Laubach, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9094161
    Abstract: Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, different network types may be channel bonded to function as a single logical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Rajesh Mamidwar, Victor Hou