Computer-to-computer Data Streaming Patents (Class 709/231)
  • Patent number: 10048897
    Abstract: A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (DSN), a memory that stores operational instructions, and a processing module operably coupled to the interface and memory such that the processing module, when operable within the computing device based on the operational instructions, is configured to perform various operations. The computing device receives a data access request for a data object and determines a first revision number of a corresponding set of EDSs stored among first SU(s) and a second revision number of a corresponding trimmed copy of the set of EDSs stored among second SU(s). When the second revision number compares favorably to the first revision number, the computing device issues the data access request to the first SU(s) and/or the second SU(s) and issues the data access request for the data object to only the first SU(s) when it doesn't.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew D. Baptist, Greg R. Dhuse, Scott M. Horan, Ravi V. Khadiwala, Wesley B. Leggette, Manish Motwani, Jason K. Resch, Praveen Viraraghavan, Ilya Volvovski, Trevor J. Vossberg, Ethan S. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 10043041
    Abstract: Representative embodiments are disclosed for providing network and system security. A representative apparatus includes an input-output connector coupleable to a data network; a network interface circuit having a communication port; a nonvolatile memory storing a configuration bit image; and a field programmable gate array (“FPGA”) coupled to the network interface circuit through the communication port, the FPGA configurable to appear solely as a communication device to the first network interface circuit, and to bidirectionally monitor all data packets transferred between the input-output connector and the first network interface circuit and any coupled host computing system. In another embodiment, the FPGA is further configurable for only a partial implementation of a communication protocol, such as a PCIe data link and/or physical layers. The FPGA may also monitor host memory and provide encryption and decryption functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Chritz, Graham G. Schwinn
  • Patent number: 10039046
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network identifies one or more traffic classes used by one or more nodes in the network. The device determines routing requirements for a particular traffic class of the one or more traffic classes. The device generates a channel assignment that assigns the particular traffic class to a particular channel based on the routing requirements for the particular traffic class. The device provides the channel assignment to the one or more nodes. The one or more nodes use the channel assignment to route traffic of the particular traffic class within the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hui, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 10033777
    Abstract: A multi-hypothesis rate adaptation technique may be performed for one or more wireless multimedia streaming scenarios. Managing a multimedia streaming session may involve sending, by a client, a request for a first portion of content to a server. A response may be received from a proxy. The response may comprise the first portion of content and information associated with a second portion of content available via the proxy. A request may be sent to the proxy for the proxy to deliver the second portion of content to the client. A change in a parameter associated with the multimedia streaming session may be determined based on data received from the proxy. It may be determined to change a rate adaptation. A Wireless Transmit/Receive Unit (WTRU) may be configured to perform the rate adaptation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Osama Lotfallah, Hang Liu, Yuriy Reznik, Eduardo Asbun
  • Patent number: 10032183
    Abstract: Web page data is generated for rendering coupons, for a currency of value available to a user for increasing a value of the coupons and for one or more activities that can be used to increase the currency of value. When at least one of the activities has been completed by the user, the currency of value is increased by an amount specified by the activity that has been completed. A selection is received of a coupon whose value is to be increased. Additional web page data is generated to including dollar amounts to which the coupon may be increased. When the user selects one of the dollar amounts, a number of the currency of value is determined corresponding to the selected dollar amount. The value of the coupon is increased by the selected dollar amount. The currency of value available to the user are decreased by the number of the currency of value corresponding to the dollar amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CAROLINA COUPON CLEARING, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10033788
    Abstract: A method and a system for smooth streaming of media content in a distributed content delivery network, including encoding original media files; providing the encoded original media files to an indexer entity; calculating, the indexer entity, index jump tables for all the encoded original media files; ingesting the index jump tables and the encoded original media files to an origin server; requesting an end user to a SSS a stream fragment; retrieving, the SSS from the origin server, a specific index jump table associated to the requested stream fragment, and using the table to find out and retrieve, from the origin Server, a needed encoded original media file block; and retrieving, the SSS, the requested stream fragment out of the encoded media file block, and sending the requested stream fragment to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONICA DIGITAL ESPAÑA, S.L.U.
    Inventors: Armando Antonio Garcia-Mendoza Sanchez, Antoni Silvestre Padros, José Carlos Pujol Alcolado, Jorge Hernández Pablo
  • Patent number: 10034031
    Abstract: A content management system may generate a single content entity to manage multiple bitrate encodings for multiple content consumption platforms. A content management system may receive master content from a content creator/provider. Multiple bitrate encodings of the master content may be generated for consumption on multiple content consumption platforms. A single content entity identifier may be created to identify as a single content entity the generated bitrate encodings. The single content entity may be published to a content delivery system. The content delivery system may receive requests from content consumption devices for the content entity. A content delivery system may dynamically generate a content manifest to be sent to the content consumption device for use in streaming the content entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Herbert Wolfram, Venkatesh Kumar, Christopher Samaniego, Mark B. Howard, Bennie N. Boone, II, Jennifer A. J. Jolliffe
  • Patent number: 10027725
    Abstract: A P2P configuration where only the active talker or talkers are providing media streams, to reduce uplink bandwidth demands on an active talker, participants relay the active talker stream to other participants. A signaling server determines the closest participant receiving a requested stream and with available bandwidth to relay the requested stream to a requesting participant and controls the provision of the relayed stream. In certain cases, an additional intermediate participant may relay the requested stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Deep Subhash Pai, Dragan Ignjatic
  • Patent number: 10025750
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a transmission device is connected to a controller via a system bus. The transmission device includes a first transmission control module and a control module. The first transmission control module controls transmission via the system bus. The control module does not perform but withholds an operation involving a use of shared system resources including the system bus and performs the withheld operation when notified of an availability of the shared system resources from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10025929
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, apparatus, methods, products, media and other implementations, including a method that includes obtaining hardware-based micro-architectural data, including hardware-based micro-architectural counter data, for a hardware device executing one or more processes, and determining based, at least in part, on the hardware-based micro-architectural data whether at least one of the one or more processes executing on the hardware device corresponds to a malicious process. In some embodiments, determining based on the hardware-based micro-architectural data whether the at least one of the one or more processes corresponds to a malicious process may include applying one or more machine-learning procedures to the hardware-based micro-architectural data to determine whether the at least one of the one or more processes corresponds to the malicious process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Lakshminarasimhan Sethumadhavan, John Demme, Jared Schmitz, Adrian Tang, Sal Stolfo, Matthew Maycock
  • Patent number: 10027736
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) streaming service using metadata of content are provided. The metadata may include one or more BaseURL elements. Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) of segments forming media may be generated based on the BaseURL elements. Additionally, a URL of a segment may be generated by mapping a BaseURL element among the BaseURL elements to a sourceURL attribute of the segment. Segments indicated by generated URLs may be identical to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION KOREA AEROSPACE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Truong Cong Thang, Jin Young Lee, Seong Jun Bae, Jung Won Kang, Soon Heung Jung, Sang Taick Park, Won Ryu, Jae Gon Kim
  • Patent number: 10028018
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a video system. The video system includes a digital video recorder comprising a first camera interface configured to receive video captured from a first plurality of cameras, a packet interface configured to receive in a packet format video captured by a second plurality of cameras, and a storage system configured to store the video captured by the first plurality of cameras and the video captured by the second plurality of cameras. The video system also includes a video encoder coupled to the digital video recorder by a packet link, where the video encoder includes a second camera interface configured to receive video captured from the second plurality of cameras and an output interface configured to transfer in the packet format the video captured by the second plurality of cameras for delivery to the digital video recorder over the packet link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Martel, Charles Gregory Lampe, Louis Marchand, Jim Moran
  • Patent number: 10021164
    Abstract: A system and method to support the transmission of static media, originating from an HTTP source, as a Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) stream to a caching proxy. A server-side gateway accepts RTSP requests, loads a requested resource from the HTTP source, and streams requested portions of a file via RTSP. A RTSP proxy caches received portions of media to avoid re-requesting those portions. The RTSP proxy may receive a RTSP TEARDOWN command to trigger removal of cached media and passes the RTSP TEARDOWN command to the server-side gateway. Further, the server-side gateway may receive a RTSP TEARDOWN command to trigger the server-side gateway to remove media loaded from the HTTP source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: Chad Daniel Fox
  • Patent number: 10019458
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing accelerated data storage and retrieval utilizing lossless data compression and decompression. A data storage accelerator includes one or a plurality of high speed data compression encoders that are configured to compress data. The compressed data is subsequently stored in a target memory or other storage device whose input data storage bandwidth is lower than the original input data stream bandwidth. Similarly, a data retrieval accelerator includes one or a plurality of high speed data decompression decoders that are configured to decompress data at a rate equivalent to or faster than the input data stream from the target memory or storage device. The decompressed data is then output at rate data that is greater than the output rate from the target memory or data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Realtime Data LLC
    Inventor: James J. Fallon
  • Patent number: 10021154
    Abstract: A client device is operated by obtaining a list of contacts, wherein the list of contacts includes contact information of authorized users, recording media content, defining a selected recipient of the media content, and transmitting the media content and contact information of the selected recipient to a media repository system to enable the media repository system to compare an identification of a user requesting access to the media content from the media repository system with the contact information of the selected recipient and to enable a communication device of the user to access the media content from the media repository system responsive to a determination that the contact information of the selected recipient matches the identification of the user. The media content includes audio, video, and/or image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Denny, Hong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10021183
    Abstract: A platform for tracking external data transmissions through implementation of a data transmission inventory and registration process. The data transmission inventory provides for collection of data transmission logs and data transmission schedules from various sources throughout an enterprise. The information from the data transmission inventory is used to determine whether a pending, ongoing or completed data transmission is currently registered and, if so, whether the registration is currently valid. If a determination is made that no registration exits or the current registration is invalid, a validation/registration process ensues, whereby the data, the internal source and the external target are validated according to requisite requirements of the corresponding transmission. If validated, the data channel is deemed valid and is registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitchell T. Boston, Paul G. Roscoe, Renee M. Melin, Manu Jacob Kurian, Saritha Vrittamani
  • Patent number: 10007527
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for processing load instructions for parallel threads of a thread group when a sub-set of the parallel threads request the same memory address. The load/store unit determines if the memory addresses for each sub-set of parallel threads match based on one or more uniform patterns. When a match is achieved for at least one of the uniform patterns, the load/store unit transmits a read request to retrieve data for the sub-set of parallel threads. The number of read requests transmitted is reduced compared with performing a separate read request for each thread in the sub-set. A variety of uniform patterns may be defined based on common access patterns present in program instructions. A variety of uniform patterns may also be defined based on interconnect constraints between the load/store unit and the memory when a full crossbar interconnect is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Fetterman, Stewart Glenn Carlton, Douglas J. Hahn, Rajeshwaran Selvanesan, Shirish Gadre, Steven James Heinrich
  • Patent number: 10009236
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for determining an event rate. The mechanisms sample a sequence of events to generate a set of sampled events. At least a subset of the sampled events have associated event sequence values indicating a position of the sampled event within the sequence of events. The mechanisms group the sampled events into a plurality of event groups based on a common characteristic of the events. The mechanisms determine, for each event group, sequence values of sampled events associated with the event group. The mechanisms calculate, for each event group, an estimated event rate based on the sequence values of the sampled events associated with the event group and the total number of events in the sequence of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, John B. Carter, Colin K. Dixon, Jeffrey T. Rasley
  • Patent number: 10003797
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a beginning portion and a remaining portion of a video to be encoded. A first constant quality variable bit rate encoding process can be applied to the beginning portion, based on a first set of encoding parameters, to produce an encoded beginning portion. A second constant quality variable bit rate encoding process can be applied to the remaining portion, based on a second set of encoding parameters, to produce an encoded remaining portion. The encoded beginning portion can be provided for video playback. The encoded remaining portion can be provided, when requested, for video playback subsequent to the encoded beginning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Colleen Kelly Henry
  • Patent number: 10002162
    Abstract: A stream of tuples are processed by a plurality of processing elements, each including one or more stream operators, operating on computer processors. A method determines whether a first stream operator includes a first operation that is deterministic and whether a second stream operator includes a second operation that is equivalent to the first operation. In response to determining that the first operation is deterministic and the second operation is equivalent to the first operation, the first stream operator is configured to include in a tuple output from the first stream operator a result of performing the first operation using a first input. The second stream operator, which uses a second input when performing the second operation, determines whether the second input is the same as the first input, and uses the result in lieu of performing the second operation when the first and second inputs are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Bradford L. Cobb, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9998768
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described for generating a recipe for creating a clip. A clip request may be received at a server, such as a content server. The clip request may be related to a clip including audio and/or video. The server may include one or more processors and a cache, the cache including chunks. Each chunk may store a predetermined positive number of bytes of data. The server may search the cache to determine whether the clip is to be generated from a recipe stored within the cache. The recipe may include one or more tasks. The server may generate the clip in view of the one or more tasks of the recipe. The server may transmit a clip response comprising the clip to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ben S. Hayden, Charles Alexander Nelson, Andrew D. Berkheimer, Prasanna Meda
  • Patent number: 9998514
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for execution by an apparatus of a multimedia delivery system when distributing streamed media content via UDP. The method includes receiving media content, distributed in a plurality of files, from at least one media source, and identifying, from the received files, associated files including at least one audio file and at least one video file. The method further includes combining the associated files into one source block and encoding the content of the source block. A manifest file describing the content of the source block is then generated. The manifest file and the associated source block are transmitted. Related methods for decoding and separating the combined files in a UE are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Kun Chen, Thorsten Lohmar, Michael John Slssingar
  • Patent number: 9997195
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for receiving a request from a user to add a media item to a playlist at a certain playlist position where the media items in the playlist are provided to other users in a media group. Based on a determination that the requesting user has rights to the requested media item, the requested media item may be added to the playlist at the position. When the playlist reaches the position, the user that added the media item to the playlist may be provided with a first version of the media item and the other users in the group may be provided with a second version of the media item. If the user that requested the item to be added to the playlist is determined not to have rights to the media item, the item is added to a position different than the requested position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: RCRDCLUB Corporation
    Inventor: Damian Franken Manning
  • Patent number: 9996585
    Abstract: A stream of tuples are processed by a plurality of processing elements, each including one or more stream operators, operating on computer processors. A method determines whether a first stream operator includes a first operation that is deterministic and whether a second stream operator includes a second operation that is equivalent to the first operation. In response to determining that the first operation is deterministic and the second operation is equivalent to the first operation, the first stream operator is configured to include in a tuple output from the first stream operator a result of performing the first operation using a first input. The second stream operator, which uses a second input when performing the second operation, determines whether the second input is the same as the first input, and uses the result in lieu of performing the second operation when the first and second inputs are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Bradford L. Cobb, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9998292
    Abstract: Techniques are described for enhancements to Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) to enable a last hop router (LHR) to perform source discovery and directly build or join a source tree. According to the techniques of this disclosure, an LHR may be configured to receive a request to obtain multicast traffic corresponding to one or more multicast groups. The LHR may be configured to generate a source discovery join message including a request to join one or more multicast groups identified in the source discovery message and one or more source discovery flags. At least one of the one or more source discovery flags may indicate that the last hop router is interested in obtaining source information relating to at least one of the one or more multicast groups. The LHR may be configured to send, to a rendezvous point (RP) router in the network, the source discovery join message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Asthana, Shelesh Bansal
  • Patent number: 9999093
    Abstract: A method is provided for updating a connection parameter of a low-power Bluetooth device. The method includes, upon detection of a local switch of remote control modes, transmitting, to a controlled device, a prompt message indicating the local switch, such that a request for updating a connection parameter is generated based on the prompt message and transmitted to a Bluetooth remote control device. A valid time for the connection parameter is carried in the request, and is earlier than a default valid time. The method also includes monitoring, for every connection interval after the local switch, whether the request is received locally. The method also includes upon detection of the request, transmitting, to the controlled device, a response for agreeing to update the connection parameter. The method further includes updating the connection parameter between the Bluetooth device and the controlled device, when the valid time for the connection parameter arrives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Kangxi Tan, Jun Zhang, Xin Liang
  • Patent number: 9992555
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques relevant to HTTP streaming of media data. According to these techniques, a server device may signal an open decoding refresh (ODR) random access point (RAP) for a movie segmentation of a movie representation. At least one frame of the media segmentation following the ODR RAP frame in decoding order may not be correctly decoded, and wherein each frame of the media segmentation following the ODR RAP frame in display order can be correctly decoded without relying on content of frames prior to the ODR RAP in display order. According to the techniques of this disclosure, a client device may communicate a request to a server device for the streaming of media data based on signaling of the ODR RAP. Also according to the techniques of this disclosure, a client device may commence decoding and/or playback of the movie representation based on signaling of the ODR RAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 9992101
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a parallel multipath routing architecture. An edge node of an overlay network receives packets to be communicated to a destination network address. The received packets are encoded for communication through multiple paths of the overlay network leading to a second edge node communicatively coupled to the destination network address. The packets are duplicated across the multiple paths to minimize the likelihood of packet loss. The second edge node discards duplicated instances of the packets and regenerates the original packets for forwarding to the destination network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Taric Mirza
  • Patent number: 9992249
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for requesting fragments of a media item. A latency to a media distribution service and bandwidth for a client are estimated. A time to request a subsequent fragment from the media item is determined. Sources for the fragment are scored and one of the sources is selected. The fragment is requested from the selected source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Michael Binns, Matthew James Bordenet, Marc Joliveau, Patrik Schnell, Charles Benjamin Franklin Waggoner
  • Patent number: 9992226
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and software for handling threaded processes in security handshaking between end users and content delivery nodes are presented. In one example, a method of operating a content delivery node includes identifying a secure layer connection request within an application thread, and initiating a new thread for a security handshake process based on the secure layer connection request. The method further includes, in response to completing the security handshake process, returning to the application thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Fastly Inc.
    Inventors: Artur Bergman, Alan Kasindorf, Rogier Mulhuijzen
  • Patent number: 9986006
    Abstract: Streaming of a media asset from a cloud server computer to a media playback device is disclosed. In an embodiment, a list of media assets stored in the cloud server computer is sent over network from the cloud server computer to a portable device. In another embodiment, the list is transferred via close-range communication to the portable device from the media playback device which received the list from the cloud server computer over network. In the embodiments, a media asset is started streaming over network from the cloud server computer to the media playback device responsive to selection of one of the listed media assets at the portable device. In some embodiments, streaming is redirected from the portable device to the media playback device responsive to a user's operation or in case of disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Kojicast, LLC
    Inventor: Koji Yoden
  • Patent number: 9986424
    Abstract: Management of devices on a wireless network is described. An assistant device can determine that another device is missing configuration settings to use a wireless network. Using another wireless network employing a different protocol, the missing configuration settings can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel Roman, Mara Clair Segal, Dwipal Desai, Andrew E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 9979762
    Abstract: A data transmission method and a system thereof are provided according to the disclosure. A first type is determined for the data to be transmitted by the first data terminal in the local area network, data of the first type stored in all data terminals in the local area network is detected and is transmitted to the server in accordance with the first predetermined rule, where the first terminal is any one of the data terminals in the local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fan Zheng, Pengcheng Jia, Changjian Hu
  • Patent number: 9979765
    Abstract: A method of streaming media may include opening a single connection between a client device and a media source; requesting a first media segment of a media stream corresponding to selected tier of a media title over the single connection; determining a download bitrate of the single connection; comparing the download bitrate to a predetermined bitrate of the media title; and in response to determining that the download bitrate is less than the predetermined bitrate, opening a plurality of connections between the client device and media source. The predetermined bitrate may be a predetermined bitrate of a next higher bitrate tier in a group of tiers containing the selected tier when the selected tier is not a highest bitrate tier in the group, and a predetermined bitrate of the selected tier otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William B. May, Jr., John Y. Su, Roger N. Pantos, Hassan A. Shojania
  • Patent number: 9973290
    Abstract: A system and method for media rebroadcasting for synchronized rendering across multiple devices, comprising a first media rendering device configured to receive media content from a media source and rebroadcast at least a portion of the media content to each of a plurality of second media rendering devices using the network interface, wherein each of the second media rendering devices renders its received media content synchronously with the rendering of the first media rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Blackfire Research Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Rajapakse, Ian McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9971624
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a local network controller that manages a first managed forwarding element (MFE) operating to forward traffic on a host machine for several logical networks and configures the first MFE to forward traffic for a set of containers operating within a container virtual machine (VM) that connects to the first MFE. The local network controller receives, from a centralized network controller, logical network configuration information for a logical network to which the set of containers logically connect. The local network controller receives, from the container VM, a mapping of a tag value used by a second MFE operating on the container VM to a logical forwarding element of the logical network to which the set of containers connect. The local network controller configures the first MFE to apply the logical network configuration information to data messages received from the container VM that are tagged with the tag value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Somik Behera, Donghai Han, Jianjun Shen, Justin Pettit
  • Patent number: 9973764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for transmitting and receiving advanced UHD broadcasting content in a digital broadcasting system. The method for transmitting and receiving advanced UHD broadcasting content, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: encoding data of a base layer; encoding data of one or more enhancement layers; encoding broadcast network program metadata including information on an advanced UHD broadcast program transmitted through a broadcast network, and encoding IP network program metadata including information on an advanced UHD broadcast program transmitted through an IP network; packetizing the encoded data of the base layer and/or the data of a first enhancement layer into a broadcast packet; packetizing the encoded data of a second enhancement layer into an IP packet; transmitting the broadcast packet through the broadcast network; and transmitting the IP packet through the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soojin Hwang, Jongyeul Suh, Hyunmook Oh, Joonhee Yoon
  • Patent number: 9973786
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a display recording list receiver that receives display information for displaying a list of one or more content items from a server through a first connection made based on a first communication mode. Moreover, the information processing device includes: a P2P connection implementation unit that establishes, between a receiving device and the information processing device, a second connection made based on a second communication mode for performing communication between the receiving device and information processing device without passing via the server; a recorded program selector that selects a content item out of the one or more content items based on the display information; and a recorded program receiver that receives the selected content item from the receiving device through the second connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Gobara
  • Patent number: 9967336
    Abstract: A network supervising device for managing distribution of data content streams in a segment of a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, comprises a processing unit which receives a request for a data content stream from at least one of the peers being constrained from uploading the data content streams to further peers, and identifies whether at least one peer exists within the network segment being capable of uploading the requested data content stream. If no peer within the segment is currently rendering the requested data content stream, the processing unit identifies whether at least one currently idle peer exists within the network segment, which is capable of uploading the requested data content stream. The processing unit then assigns to the at least one peer downloading the requested data content stream, or to the at least one currently idle peer, to upload the requested data content stream to the peer being restrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: HIVE STREAMING AB
    Inventors: Sameh El-Ansary, Mahmoud Ahmed Ismail, Roberto Roverso, Mohammed El-Beltagy
  • Patent number: 9967305
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for streaming media content are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: receiving top level index data from a server; caching the top level index data in an index file; receiving header data associated with a first media content file from the server; caching the header data in a header file; receiving a first segment of the first media content file based at least in part on the index file; caching the first segment of the first media content file in a first file; updating the index file to include information about the first file; and causing the first fragment to be displayed based at least in part on the index file and the header file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventor: Jason A Braness
  • Patent number: 9967294
    Abstract: A media sharing system stores share settings that identify one or more users with whom a sharing user wishes to share media segments created in the future. As a media item is being presented to the sharing user via a user device, the sharing user may request to share a segment of the media item. The media sharing system creates a segment of the media item. The media sharing system determines to share the segment with the identified users based on the stored share settings. The media sharing system shares the created segment with the identified users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Kang
  • Patent number: 9961122
    Abstract: Streaming of a media asset from a cloud server computer to a media playback device is disclosed. In an embodiment, a list of media assets stored in the cloud server computer is sent over network from the cloud server computer to a portable device. In another embodiment, the list is transferred via close-range communication to the portable device from the media playback device which received the list from the cloud server computer over network. In the embodiments, a media asset is started streaming over network from the cloud server computer to the media playback device responsive to selection of one of the listed media assets at the portable device. In some embodiments, streaming is redirected from the portable device to the media playback device responsive to a user's operation or in case of disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Kojicast, LLC
    Inventor: Koji Yoden
  • Patent number: 9959147
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, system and apparatus for configuring a cluster using a plurality of hosts include identifying a plurality of features for forming the cluster. The plurality of features define requirements needed in a host for forming the cluster. A plurality of hosts are identified to be part of the cluster. A compatibility analysis is executed for each of the identified hosts wherein a ranking is provided for each of the identified hosts. A plurality of suggested adjustments to particular hosts are presented to enable the particular hosts to be compatible with the features requirements. A configuration template is constructed for the hosts in the cluster that are compatible with the requirements. The hosts are configured for the cluster using the configuration settings in the configuration template. The configured hosts enable the features in the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Rider
  • Patent number: 9954646
    Abstract: Techniques for output frame correction for unstable video streams are described herein. A video item may be transmitted via an input video stream from a first entity to a second entity over one or more electronic communications networks. The incoming frames from the input video stream may then be used, by the second entity, to generate an output video stream for presentation to one or more viewers. The transmission of the input video stream may temporarily become unstable and may be interrupted such that one or more frames of the input video stream are delayed and/or lost. When a transmission interruption is detected, the output video stream may be adjusted by inserting one or more correction frames into the output video stream. The inserted correction frames may include one or more repetitions of one or more prior frames in the output video stream and/or one or more interpolated frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Marcin, Yueshi Shen
  • Patent number: 9955227
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing an alert to a set-top box. Media content is received for communication to one or more set-top boxes. Data is extracted from the media content. A determination is made whether the extracted data is associated with one or more alert profiles. The alert is generated in response to the extracted data being associated with the one or more alert profiles. The alert is distributed to one or more set-top boxes in response to generating the one or more alert profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Koushik Chatterjee, Steven M. Casey
  • Patent number: 9954948
    Abstract: The description relates to personal content distribution networks. One example can identify devices that are associated with a set of users and that are proximate to a location and obtain operational information about the devices. The example can establish a PCDN for the devices at the location. The PCDN can be configured to obscure identification of the devices to entities outside the PCDN and to aggregate content that may be requested by individual users among multiple individual devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph McKnight, David Thomas Gauthier
  • Patent number: 9948619
    Abstract: A system and method for protecting streams in a mixed infrastructure includes determining processing elements that are to access a data stream in a stream processing environment and determining a security level for each processing element. Keys are generated per stream per processing element in accordance with the security level. The keys are associated with processing elements in an access control list in a location accessible by producing and consuming processing elements. The stream is decrypted for processing using keys released upon authenticating processing elements in accordance with the access control list. At security boundaries, the stream is re-encrypted in accordance with a next processing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick Douglis, Zachary Garbow, Fan Ye
  • Patent number: 9948994
    Abstract: Described is a network system and method of use for distributing audiovisual data. The network comprises two or more audio sinks, each of the audio sinks having a corresponding audio format capability, a first source adapted to generate and transmit audiovisual data, wherein the audiovisual data includes an audio file formatted with a first audio format capability, and the at least one source being further adapted to transmit the audiovisual data to the two or more audio sinks through the network system using both an high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and internet protocol (IP), and a first transmitter adapted to receive the transmitted audiovisual data from the first source. The first transmitter is further adapted to generate two or more transmission streams of audiovisual data, wherein each of the two or more audiovisual data transmission streams include audio data formatted according to the audio format capability of the audio sink to which it is being transmitted to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Chiju Chris Choi, Paul Connell
  • Patent number: 9942420
    Abstract: A mobile communication system based on digital content including images and video that may be acquired, processed, and displayed using a plurality of mobile device, smartphones, tablet computers, stationary computers, intelligent electronic glasses, smart glasses, headsets, watches, smart devices, vehicles, and servers. Content may be acquired continuously by input and output devices and displayed in a social network. Images may have associated additional properties including nature of voice, audio, data and other information. This content may be displayed and acted upon in an augmented reality or virtual reality system. The imaged base network system may have the ability to learn and form intelligent association between aspects, people and other entities; between images and the associated data relating to both animate and inanimate entities for intelligent image based communication in a network. Acquired content may be processed for predictive analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil K. Rao, Rekha K. Rao, Raman K. Rao
  • Patent number: 9942295
    Abstract: Technologies for crowdsourced media streaming include a number of mobile computing devices configured to capture media streams and transmit the media streams to a media server. The media server associates the media streams with metadata describing the media streams, including metadata describing an event captured in the media stream. The media server also processes the media streams to generate additional metadata. A number of client computing devices may submit media stream requests to the media server, and the media server contemporaneously streams matching media streams to the client computing devices as the media streams are captured by the mobile computing devices. The client computing devices may transmit feedback information relating to the media stream to the source mobile computing device via the media server. The client computing devices may display the media streams alongside or overlaying other media such as a broadcast media event. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tomer Rider, Shahar Taite, Jim S. Baca