Patents by Inventor Yih-Farn Chen

Yih-Farn Chen 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: 20170341743
    Abstract: A trim tab for use in a blade housing includes a cavity connected to an opening extending from the cavity out a trailing edge of the blade housing, the cavity has a first dimension which is greater than a second dimension of the opening at a same spanwise location of the blade housing. The trim tab has a trim portion, a head portion having a head dimension substantially similar to the first dimension, and a tail portion connecting the trim portion and the head portion. The tail portion has a tail dimension substantially similar to the second dimension such that the trim tab is retainable by the blade housing when the head portion is disposed within the cavity and the tail portion is disposed within the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy James Conti, David N. Schmaling, Leon M. Meyer, Yih-Farn Chen
  • Publication number: 20170195749
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) server in an Internet protocol television (IPTV) network with a network of set-top boxes includes IPTV operational data and an analysis module that selects a content item. The VOD server divides the content item into sequential chunks, divides the chunks into stripes, pre-populates set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receives a request for the content item, and directs each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes. A method includes selecting a content item based upon IPTV operational data, dividing the content item into sequential chunks, dividing the chunks into stripes, pre-populating set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receiving a request for the content item, and directing each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: YIH-FARN CHEN, RITTWIK JANA, DANIEL L. STERN, HAILONG SUN, BIN WEI, PING-FAI YANG
  • Publication number: 20170150229
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request via a peer-to-peer network at a first media device from a second media device. The request indicates a portion of video content and also indicates a time that delivery of the portion of video content to the second media device is to be completed. The method further includes transmitting, based on a data rate, the portion from the first media device to the second media device. The data rate is based on a bandwidth that is less than an available bandwidth usable by the first media device to transmit data and that is greater than or equal to a bandwidth threshold for serving the request. The bandwidth threshold is based on the time indicated by the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Yih-Farn CHEN, Yennun HUANG, II, Jeremy RAHE, Bin WEI
  • Patent number: 9635437
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) server in an Internet protocol television (IPTV) network with a network of set-top boxes includes IPTV operational data and an analysis module that selects a content item. The VOD server divides the content item into sequential chunks, divides the chunks into stripes, pre-populates set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receives a request for the content item, and directs each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes. A method includes selecting a content item based upon IPTV operational data, dividing the content item into sequential chunks, dividing the chunks into stripes, pre-populating set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receiving a request for the content item, and directing each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwik Jana, Daniel L. Stern, Hailong Sun, Bin Wei, Ping-Fai Yang
  • Publication number: 20170108402
    Abstract: A system and method to substantiate safe-life criteria of a structure with an anomaly includes a flaw in a critical loaded region of a test structure; a processor; and memory having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to receive first signals indicative of strain energy release rates (SERR) for the flaw at the critical loaded region of a test structure; fit the first signals for the flaw SERR to a Benzeggah-Kenane (B-K) mixed mode curve shape; determine values indicative of B-K criteria of the test structure in response to the fitting of the first signals; receive second signals indicative of SERR for the production structure; and compare the second signals with the B-K criteria of the test structure to substantiate the safe-life criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Leon M. Meyer, Fran Byrnes
  • Publication number: 20170078347
    Abstract: A layered syndicated feed or content is provided having layers defined according to a media type (e.g., text, graphic, audio, or video) wherein each layer has a plurality of levels such that each level provides either inclusive or exclusive content of the layer's media type in varying degrees of detail or depth. Furthermore, a system is provided for requesting and storing user and mobile device profiles indicative of the syndicated content layers and levels that the user is interested in receiving and that the user's mobile device is capable of receiving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwick Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 9578288
    Abstract: A plurality of portions of a video content item is distributed to a plurality of peers, respectively, of a peer-to-peer network. Each of the plurality of portions encodes less than an entire portion of the video content item. A peer of the network retrieves at least a subset of the plurality of portions of the video content item from at least a subset of the peers. The at least the subset of the plurality of portions of the video content item enables recovery of the video content item by the peer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Yennun Huang, Jeremy Rahe, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 9509738
    Abstract: A layered syndicated feed or content is provided having layers defined according to a media type (e.g., text, graphic, audio, or video) wherein each layer has a plurality of levels such that each level provides either inclusive or exclusive content of the layer's media type in varying degrees of detail or depth. Furthermore, a system is provided for requesting and storing user and mobile device profiles indicative of the syndicated content layers and levels that the user is interested in receiving and that the user's mobile device is capable of receiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwick Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 9295064
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate ranked network priority. An example method includes calculating a rank of a first wireless device relative to a plurality of wireless devices based on a first bid value associated with the first wireless device, allocating a first bit rate to the first wireless device based on the rank of the first wireless device at a first time, and in response to detecting a change in availability of the first bit rate at a second time, applying a second bid value for a second bit rate when the first wireless device is located in a first geographic area, and applying a third bid value for the second bit rate when the first wireless device is located in a second geographic area different from the first geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: Purdue Research Foundation, AT&T Intellectual Property I., L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwik Jana, Karthik Kannan
  • Publication number: 20150149528
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems to determine a distributed content storage scheme are disclosed. Example methods to store a content file include generating, with a processor remote from a first client device storing content shares of the content file, a first content share storage scheme identifying a second client device to which a first subset of a first combination of the content shares is to be distributed for storage when a first client device is coupled to a first local area network. The method further includes generating, with the processor, a second content share storage scheme identifying a third client device to which a first subset of a second combination of the content shares is to be distributed for storage when the first client device is coupled to a second local area network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Emiliano Miluzzo, Yih-Farn Chen
  • Publication number: 20150135213
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) server in an Internet protocol television (IPTV) network with a network of set-top boxes includes IPTV operational data and an analysis module that selects a content item. The VOD server divides the content item into sequential chunks, divides the chunks into stripes, pre-populates set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receives a request for the content item, and directs each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes. A method includes selecting a content item based upon IPTV operational data, dividing the content item into sequential chunks, dividing the chunks into stripes, pre-populating set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receiving a request for the content item, and directing each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwik Jana, Daniel L. Stern, Hailong Sun, Bin Wei, Ping-Fai Yang
  • Publication number: 20150094956
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing at least one information feed are disclosed. For example, the method receives at least one content via at least one automated feed. The method associates the at least one content to one or more geographical locations on a map, wherein the one or more geographical locations are determined from the at least one content. The method then presents an access to the at least one content to a user via the map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, David Gibbon, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 8966553
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) server in an Internet protocol television (IPTV) network with a network of set-top boxes includes IPTV operational data and an analysis module that selects a content item. The VOD server divides the content item into sequential chunks, divides the chunks into stripes, pre-populates set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receives a request for the content item, and directs each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes. A method includes selecting a content item based upon IPTV operational data, dividing the content item into sequential chunks, dividing the chunks into stripes, pre-populating set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receiving a request for the content item, and directing each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwik Jana, Daniel L. Stern, Hailong Sun, Bin Wei, Ping-Fai Yang
  • Patent number: 8924383
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for automatic monitoring and dissemination of media content. The system and method include a content acquisition platform receiving media content from at least one source and storing the media content in a media storage platform, a media processing platform segmenting the media content based upon predetermined criteria defined by a user and storing metadata corresponding to the segmented media content in the media storage platform, an alert platform providing the user with an alert identifying the segmented media content, the alert including at least a portion of the metadata stored in the media storage platform and a content delivery platform sending the segmented media content to a device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Yih-Farn Chen, David Crawford Gibbon, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 8909473
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing at least one information feed are disclosed. For example, the method receives at least one content via at least one automated feed. The method associates the at least one content to one or more geographical locations on a map, wherein the one or more geographical locations are determined from the at least one content. The method then presents an access to the at least one content to a user via the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, David Gibbon, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20140317132
    Abstract: Edited and non-edited multimedia content from a plurality of sources is formatted as a standardized data feed. The standardized data feed is correlating with a syndicated data feed as an aggregated data feed. The aggregated data feed is presented for display at a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Bernard S. Renger, Rittwik Jana, Yih-Farn Chen, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20140317133
    Abstract: Edited and non-edited multimedia content from a plurality of sources is formatted as a standardized data feed. The standardized data feed is correlating with a syndicated data feed as an aggregated data feed. The aggregated data feed is presented for display at a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Bernard S. Renger, Rittwik Jana, Yih-Farn Chen, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20140274097
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate ranked network priority. An example method includes calculating a rank of a first wireless device relative to a plurality of wireless devices based on a first bid value associated with the first wireless device, allocating a first bit rate to the first wireless device based on the rank of the first wireless device at a first time, and in response to detecting a change in availability of the first bit rate at a second time, applying a second bid value for a second bit rate when the first wireless device is located in a first geographic area, and applying a third bid value for the second bit rate when the first wireless device is located in a second geographic area different from the first geographic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwik Jana, Karthik Kannan
  • Patent number: 8761787
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate ranked network priority. An example method includes obtaining a bid value associated with a first wireless device, calculating a rank of the first wireless device with a plurality of wireless devices based on the bid value, operating characteristics of the first wireless device, and a scheduling model, and allocating a first portion of wireless network resources to the first wireless device based on the rank of the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwik Jana, Karthik Kannan
  • Publication number: 20140142848
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing at least one information feed are disclosed. For example, the method receives at least one content via at least one automated feed. The method associates the at least one content to one or more geographical locations on a map, wherein the one or more geographical locations are determined from the at least one content. The method then presents an access to the at least one content to a user via the map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, David Gibbon, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger, Bin Wei