Computer-to-computer Data Streaming Patents (Class 709/231)
  • Patent number: 9819953
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for decoding media streams. In an implementation, a method may include selecting a time window for monitoring discontinuities in a plurality of packets in a media transmission stream having a first time and a second time. The first time may indicate a beginning of the time window and the second time may indicate an end of the time window. The method may also include determining the number of discontinuities in the plurality of packets at the first time at a network node. The method may also include determining the number of discontinuities in the plurality of packets at the second time at the network node. The method may also include determining the number of discontinuities in the plurality of packets within the time window. The method may also include comparing the number of discontinuities within the time widow to a plurality of predefined discontinuities threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, University College Dublin
    Inventors: Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9819592
    Abstract: A system for automatic reconciliation of data throughput is disclosed. In particular, the system may include automatically and repetitively measuring the available upload and download throughput that a user of an internet service provider statistically receives through the course of a selected period of time. The system jointly monitors the user's data usage volume over time and automatically determines if the user is subscribing for throughput that the user is not receiving at the times that the user is using his or her subscribed service. If the system determines that the user is subscribing for throughput that the user is not receiving, the system may perform a variety of corrective actions. Such corrective actions may include reducing the subscribed for throughput, transmitting a notification to the user to modify the subscribed service, or increasing the subscribed for throughput to improve the user's experience with the internet service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon K. Meredith, William Cottrill, Sankat Chauhan
  • Patent number: 9819998
    Abstract: A player receives encoded content of a first resolution level from a content retransmitter and monitors bandwidth of the communication connection utilized to receive the content. When the bandwidth changes with respect to various threshold values corresponding to various resolution levels, the player signals the content retransmitter to increase or decrease the encoding resolution for future portions. The player also locates related substitute content. When the player signals the content retransmitter to decrease the resolution below a minimum, the player plays the substitute content instead of the received content. Subsequently when the bandwidth is again such that player signals the content retransmitter to increase the resolution to the minimum or above, the player plays the received content instead of the substitute content. In various implementations, the player may obtain substitute content prior to or at the time the player determines to play substitute content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sling Media PVT Ltd
    Inventor: N. Naga Mallika
  • Patent number: 9817986
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for discovering availability of digital media titles from multiple digital media service providers. For each of a plurality of digital media service providers, a computing device determines the availability of a digital media title for viewing by a user. The computing device presents to the user information about access to the digital media title. The information describes access by the user and from those of the digital media service providers for which the digital media title is available for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett C. Barrilleaux, Ann M. Groeninger
  • Patent number: 9819767
    Abstract: A method for streaming data corresponding to a video, each of a plurality of frames of the video being divided into n spatial tiles, the method includes transmitting, a description file to a client device, the description file including data about a spatial position of each of the n spatial tiles and including data about at least n URLs corresponding to the n spatial tiles, determining by the client device one or more URLs according to the data about the spatial position included in the description file, receiving from the client device, by a server, one or more request messages for requesting one or more spatial tiles, each request message comprising one of the URLs determined by the client device, and transmitting to the client device, by the server, video data corresponding to the one or more spatial tiles, in response to one or more the request messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Franck Denoual, Hervé Le Floch, Frédéric Maze, Jean Le Feuvre, Cyril Concolato
  • Patent number: 9813470
    Abstract: A method of delivering unicast adaptive bitrate (UABR) streaming includes receiving, at a content delivery network (CDN) node, a request for a video asset to be streamed at a selected bitrate; loading a manifest for the requested video asset; parsing the manifest for the requested video asset and preloading a plurality of segments across all represented bitrates into a preload cache buffer; fetching requested bitrate segments into a segment combiner; and streaming a combined stream to the requesting entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ERICSSON AB
    Inventors: Chris Phillips, Jennifer Ann Reynolds, Robert Hammond Forsman
  • Patent number: 9813490
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for efficiently re-partitioning data using scheduled network communication are provided. Given re-partitioning data defining the data blocks to be sent amongst a plurality of server nodes, a corresponding network schedule is determined to send the data blocks in a coordinated manner. The network schedule is divided into time slots, wherein each of the plurality of server nodes can send up to one data block and receive up to one data block in each time slot. By using a greedy selection algorithm that prioritizes by largest senders and largest receivers, a near optimal schedule can be determined even in the presence of heavy skew. The greedy selection algorithm can be implemented with a O(T*N^2) time complexity, enabling scaling to large multi-node clusters with many server nodes. The network schedule is of particular interest for database execution plans requiring re-partitioning on operators with different keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sam Idicula, Aarti Basant, Vikas Aggarwal, Stephan Wolf, Nipun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9813345
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for offloading data transfer statistics from a mobile access gateway. The mobile access gateway comprises a forwarding unit. The forwarding unit comprises a packet forwarding engine (PFE). When the PFE receives a packet, the PFE updates a data transfer statistic based on a quantity of data in the packet. The data transfer statistic is initially stored in a memory of the PFE. The PFE is configured to push the data transfer statistic from the memory of the PFE to a memory of the forwarding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Gopi Krishna, Jagadish Grandhi, Dinesh Bakiaraj, Sandesh Kumar Sodhi, Ananda Sathyanarayana
  • Patent number: 9811737
    Abstract: Flat panel displays can broadcast their identity for discovery by handheld devices interested in obtaining data associated with video programming displayed on the displays. An application can be downloaded and activated on smartphones that will enable them to capture an image of the video programming and recognize is with the help of a remote server, or wirelessly obtain a list of available (discovered) flat panel displays (multiple screens, depending on venue) that allow wireless access to data associated with video programming displayed (or previously displayed and stored in a queue) on flat panels. Video programming rendering on a flat panel of interest can be identified via the smartphone and the smartphone can access additional data either directly from the flat panel or from a remote server once the data has been identified and/or engage in an interactive session in association with the displayed programming or data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ortiz and Associates Consulting, LLC
    Inventors: Luis Miguel Ortiz, Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9813740
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for streaming multimedia data over a network is provided. A playlist file for a selected multimedia presentation is downloaded by a client device over the network from a streaming server using a transfer protocol. The playlist file provides a list of URIs for media files each providing compressed video data corresponding to a segment of the multimedia presentation. The compressed video data includes reference frames used for video compression. A data file that is associated with the playlist file is also downloaded by the client device over the network from the streaming server using a transfer protocol and provides information identifying a location, a size, and a time stamp for each the reference frames contained in the media files listed by the playlist file. This information can be used by the client device to perform trick plays and to switch and stitch between variant streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Panje, Christopher S. Del Sordo, Sundar Murthy Tumuluru
  • Patent number: 9807452
    Abstract: A method for content delivery using dynamic adaptive hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) streaming (DASH) without using HTTP. The method includes receiving a media presentation description (MPD) file and one or more DASH segments by a client device. Information in the MPD file is used to filter the one or more DASH segments. The filtered DASH segments are stored in a segments buffer. Particular DASH segments are requested from the segments buffer by the client device based on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Freeman, William Foote, Youngkwon Lim
  • Patent number: 9807140
    Abstract: A method of reproducing content is provided. The method includes, when a sync terminal reproduces content by receiving the content from a source terminal via a certain network, reproducing the content in a mirroring mode during a certain time, buffering image data corresponding to the content to be reproduced after the certain time, during the certain time, and reproducing the content in a streaming mode after the certain time by using the buffered image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-il Hahm, Han-min Bang, Jin-guk Jeong
  • Patent number: 9798377
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for an inter-processor communication (IPC) link between two (or more) independently operable processors. In one aspect, the IPC protocol is based on a “shared” memory interface for run-time processing (i.e., the independently operable processors each share (either virtually or physically) a common memory interface). In another aspect, the IPC communication link is configured to support a host driven boot protocol used during a boot sequence to establish a basic communication path between the peripheral and the host processors. Various other embodiments described herein include sleep procedures (as defined separately for the host and peripheral processors), and error handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Karan Sanghi, Saurabh Garg, Haining Zhang
  • Patent number: 9800633
    Abstract: A video optimizer receives a request to optimize a source file and stream the optimized file. The request may be accompanied by a key uniquely identifying the original source file to be optimized and an optimized version of the source file to stream to the client. The key uniquely identifies the source video file as it exists on an origin server to prevent transmission of modified source video and the optimized version of the source file by optimization parameters to ensure compatibility with the user device. The video optimizer queries a cache database in response to the received request, which contains references keys and locations of optimized source files among local caches in a cluster of video optimizers. The cache database responds indicates whether a matching optimized version of the source file exists in a local cache of a given video optimizer in the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Performance and Privacy Ireland Ltd.
    Inventors: Erik R. Swenson, Jaime Heilpern, Sandeep Pombra, Ron Earley, Vadim Arshanskiy
  • Patent number: 9801054
    Abstract: Technology for distributing presence information by a presence server in an Internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) based dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) (DASH) service is disclosed. In an example, a user equipment (UE) can be operable to act as a presentity and include computer circuitry configured to: Generate a trigger event during a DASH session; and publish presence information including content being consumed to a presence server. The published content can include DASH content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ozgur Oyman
  • Patent number: 9798596
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for managing information management operations. The system may be configured to employ a work flow queue to reduce network traffic and manage server processing resources. The system may also be configured to forecast or estimate information management operations based on estimations of throughput between computing devices scheduled to execute one or more jobs. The system may also be configured to escalate or automatically reassign notification of system alerts based on the availability of system alert recipients. Various other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Vibhor, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Amey Vijaykumar Karandikar
  • Patent number: 9792407
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and apparatus are provided for transmitting, via at least one network, a request to another apparatus for still image data generated from moving image data, the request comprising at least one criterion, and receiving still image data generated from moving image data matching the at least one criterion in the request. In further embodiments, methods and apparatus are provided for receiving the request via at least one network, using the at least one criterion in the request to obtain still image data generated from moving image data, and responding to the request by transmitting the obtained still image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ootsuki, Kazuki Aisaka
  • Patent number: 9794639
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and software are described for implementing dynamic bandwidth load balancing in a data distribution network that provides a plurality of simultaneous video streams over a plurality of channels arranged as a plurality of bonded groups. Various factors may affect the assignment of bonded groups, from initial client device registration through subsequent video stream requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Salinger
  • Patent number: 9794211
    Abstract: A method for event-based comment grouping for content items is disclosed. The method includes identifying comments corresponding to a content item, the comments comprising playback timestamp information transformed into selectable links to access a corresponding portion of the content item during playback of the content item, dividing the content item into a plurality of time interval segments, grouping the received comments into the time interval segments based on the playback timestamp information of each comment, selecting a time interval segment of the time interval segments, and providing comments corresponding to the selected time interval segment for display during playback of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Tawei Liao
  • Patent number: 9794240
    Abstract: Signaling and verifying URL signatures for accessing URL addressable content in adaptive streaming. A plurality of URL authentication and URL authorization descriptors are provided for a plurality of URLs, wherein each URL authentication descriptor comprises information for verification key acquisition and for accessing an authentication tag for authenticating a given URL in the plurality of URLs according to an associated URL authentication scheme. Each URL authorization descriptor is for verification key acquisition and for accessing an authorization tag for authorizing access to content addressable by a given URL in the plurality of URLs according to an associated URL authentication scheme. A plurality of URL authentication and URL authorization descriptors for the plurality of URLs are communicated and each descriptor is verified in the communicated plurality of URL authentication and URL authorization descriptors for its given URL in the plurality of URLs according to its associated scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, In.
    Inventors: Yongliang Liu, Xin Wang, Shaobo Zhang, Tingfang Tang
  • Patent number: 9788017
    Abstract: A method for performing video analytics includes receiving at a source end video data including first video data relating to an event of interest. Using video analytics, other than a data compression process, pre-processing of the video data is performed at the source end to reduce the bandwidth requirement for transmitting the video data to below a bandwidth limit of a Wide Area Network (WAN) over which the video data is to be transmitted. The pre-processed video data is transmitted to a central server via the WAN, where other video analytics processing of the pre-processed video data is performed. Based on a result of the other video analytics processing, a signal is generated for performing a predetermined action, in response to an occurrence of the event of interest at the source end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Laganiere, William Murphy, Pascal Blais, Jason Phillips
  • Patent number: 9781222
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transmitting a digital resource in a client-server communication system. A disclosed method comprises at a main server device: receiving a request for a main resource from a client device; determining at least one missing secondary resource, wherein the at least one missing secondary resource is at least one resource associated with said requested main resource and missing at the main server device; and requesting a secondary server device to push the at least one missing secondary resource to the client device. Thanks to the push initiated by the main server device, the secondary resources required by the main resource become available at the client device before the latter discovers that they are required to exploit or display the main resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Romain Bellessort, Youenn Fablet, Hervé Ruellan
  • Patent number: 9778885
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a high-density solid-state storage unit includes a plurality of flash cards. Each flash card has a flash controller that incorporates one or more resources for facilitating compression and decompression operations. In one aspect, data reduction and data reconstruction operations can be performed in-line as data is stored to and retrieved from flash memory. In another aspect, data reduction and data reconstruction operations can be performed as a service. Any one of the plurality of flash cards can be used to provide data reduction or data reconstruction services on demand for any type of data, including system data, libraries, and firmware code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Skyera, LLC
    Inventors: Radoslav Danilak, Rodney N. Mullendore
  • Patent number: 9772980
    Abstract: A system and method for rendering video content is disclosed. Video content is retrieved from a network and rendered by a graphics processing unit (GPU). The retrieved video content is rendered when a display of the video content is in an application foreground, and stopped when the display of the video content is moved from the application foreground to an application background. The rendering of the video content is then resumed when the display of the video content is returned from the application background to the application foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Min Qin, Grace Hua Kloba, Huan Ren
  • Patent number: 9774694
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a framework that enables server-side controlling of data sampling at client devices. An application executing on a client device samples data related to various aspects of the application, generates a log file containing the sample data and transmits the log file to the server. The application samples the data based on specified criteria, e.g., specified events, specified actions of a user of the client device, at a specified sampling rate. The framework enables controlling the sampling of such data from the server. The framework can be used to configure various parameters of the sampling, including a number of users to be sampled, a set of events to be sampled, a sampling rate for the events, etc. After the configuration is determined, the server transmits a configuration file to the client device, which performs the sampling based on the configuration in the configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Weizhe Shi, Amir Rosenfeld, Rollin Su, Lei Lei, Yang Gao, Xiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9774910
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for evaluating media delivery quality that relate to the field of communications technologies and that can directly reflect a variation of media delivery quality and a variation of subjective experience of a user on media play quality. A method for evaluating media delivery quality includes: receiving media data, and measuring a data amount of the media data received within the period of time; parsing the media data, and acquiring a play rate of the media data; simulating, a decoding buffer in a process of playing the media data received within the period of time, to acquire a virtual decoding buffer and acquire a size of the virtual decoding buffer; and determining, according to the size of the virtual decoding buffer, whether a pause occurs in the process of playing the media data received within the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Chen, Qingpeng Xie, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9769233
    Abstract: A network system and the method is described that splits media identification logic and media classification and/or general data session processing/management logic into separate controllers (e.g., between the local controllers and a service controller). By separating media identification logic and media classification logic (or general media processing/management logic), the system and method allows for greater flexibility and scalability in a network system employing a service controller. In particular, by allowing the local controllers to perform media identification and to construct a single packet that characterizes/describes a media session, the system avoids the need to transmit multiple data packets of a media session to the service controller for classification of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ARUBA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Navaneetha Krishna Gowda Thippesh, Brijesh Kumar Yadav
  • Patent number: 9769738
    Abstract: According to an example, in an AC pool including a MAC and a plurality of LACs registered on the MAC, after a first LAC is registered on the MAC, the MAC issues a first traffic rule to the first LAC, wherein the first traffic rule redirects a discovery packet sent from an AP to the MAC. When receiving the discovery packet sent from the AP or receiving a discovery packet sent from the AP and forwarded via a LAC, the MAC selects, from a plurality of the LACs, a second LAC for handling the AP. The MAC generates a second traffic rule associated with the AP and the second LAC, and issue the second traffic rule to a plurality of the LACs, so that when another LAC receives a communication tunnel protocol packet sent from the AP, the other LAC redirects the communication tunnel protocol packet to the second LAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventor: Weiwei Guo
  • Patent number: 9769010
    Abstract: A method is provided for accessing a multimedia content containing at least one data segment. This data segment is accessible via a document describing the content. The method includes a first step of obtaining the document describing the content, from which document at least a first universal address of a segment is generated; a second step of obtaining at least one parameter associated with the universal address of the document describing the content; a step of reading at least one address generator rule in the document describing the content; and as a function of the address generator rule, of the first universal address of the segment, and of the parameter that has been obtained, a last step of generating the second universal address for the segment. Also provided is a method of generating a document that is suitable for use in the context of the access method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Sylvain Kervadec, Claudia Becker, Olivier Vivolo
  • Patent number: 9762503
    Abstract: A system for provisioning an elastic computing infrastructure is provided. The system include a memory and at least one processor coupled to the memory. The system also includes a management component executed by the at least one processor and configured to instantiate an objective object having a resource collection and instructions that specify processing performed by the objective object, the resource collection identifying at least one resource object that controls a capacity of at least one resource provided by at least one computer system, the capacity being sufficient for processing to be performed at a predetermined performance level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sea Street Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Weber, Harley L. Stowell, III
  • Patent number: 9762681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a data management method based on cloud computing and a system and apparatus therefor. In particular, when a user uploads or downloads content to or from a metacloud-type storage server, data interoperability between terminals is performed using tag information associated with the metadata of the corresponding content, and thus the extraction of metadata is differently performed for each terminal, for each time, or for each user, so that a load between a terminal and a server can be minimized and a metacloud function can be smoothly provided. Furthermore, a metadata extraction target is controlled by a server, so that centralized requirements can be applied to the terminals at the same time and thus uniform service quality can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SK techx Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Won Na
  • Patent number: 9762443
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a method and system for processing network data. During operation, the system obtains, at a remote capture agent, configuration information for the remote capture agent from a configuration server over a network. Next, the system uses the configuration information to configure the generation of event data from network data obtained from network packets at the remote capture agent. The system then uses the configuration information to configure transformation of the event data or the network data into transformed event data at the remote capture agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Dickey
  • Patent number: 9756100
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided to support placeshifting of adaptive media streams. A home device acts as an intermediary that passes requests for segments of an adaptive stream from a remote device to a content source. The content source responds with the requested segments, which are forwarded to the remote device. A connection service may be provided to facilitate placeshifting sessions between home and remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Darren Major, Mark B. Hurst
  • Patent number: 9749886
    Abstract: Described are techniques for determining metric data associated with a network by providing interrogatory data to the network in-line, using an existing connection. The interrogatory data may request metric data regarding one or more devices. Response data may be received responsive to the interrogatory data and may include at least a portion of the requested metric data and destination network element data indicative of one or more devices within the network. The metric data may be stored in association with the destination network element data and the communication type corresponding to the communication conducted over the existing connection. Stored metric data from previous communications may be used to determine a quality metric to facilitate selection of a network for the initiation of a subsequent communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Siddhartha Shankara Rao
  • Patent number: 9747011
    Abstract: Implementations relate to continuation of playback of media content by different devices. In some implementations, a method includes causing a stream of media content data to be received from a stream source and output by a first device to a user, where a portion of the data is buffered on the first device before output. An indication is detected that the user has stopped using the first device for output of the content data. A place marker indicates a portion of the content that is output approximately at the time of the indication. The method causes the stream of content data to be received and output by a second device starting at the place marker portion. The buffered content data is sent from the first device to the second device for output by the second device before unbuffered portions of the content data received from the stream source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Patent number: 9749399
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting a data delivery network. A determination is made of user information associated with a communication from a user. A determination is made of performance information for multiple data delivery networks. The data delivery network is selected for the communication from the multiple data delivery networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Morrill, Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Patent number: 9749379
    Abstract: A receiving terminal in a hybrid network receives a video stream through a broadcasting network. The receiving terminal receives a high speed video stream streamed at a high speed for a defined first period from a first time when switching from the broadcasting network to a communication network depending on a receiving state of the broadcasting network is determined, receives a live video stream streamed in a live form from any one time of the first period, and generates a continuous video stream using the video stream received through the broadcasting network, the high speed video stream, and the live video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Joungil Yun, Byungjun Bae, Kyu Tae Yang, Yun Jeong Song, Hun Hee Lee, Hyoungsoo Lim, Namho Hur
  • Patent number: 9740635
    Abstract: Computer-readable storage media, computing devices and methods associated with file cache management are discussed herein. In embodiments, a computing device may include a file cache and a file cache manager coupled with the file cache. The file cache manager may be configured to implement a context-aware eviction policy to identify a candidate file for deletion from the file cache, from a plurality of individual files contained within the file cache, based at least in part on file-level context information associated with the individual files. In embodiments, the file-level context information may include an indication of access recency and access frequency associated with the individual files. In such embodiments, identifying the candidate file for deletion from the file cache may be based, at least in part, on both the access recency and the access frequency of the individual files. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ren Wang, Weishuang Zhao, Wei Shen, Michael P. Mesnier, Tsung-Yuan C. Tai, Mesut A. Ergin
  • Patent number: 9743322
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing a handover of a terminal in a mobile communication system are provided. The method includes determining, by a source evolved-NodeB (eNB), a handover of a User Equipment (UE) to a target eNB, obtaining information about content transmitted to the UE from a source cache server connected to the source eNB over a backhaul network, and transmitting the content information to a target eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyungho Lee, Jicheol Lee
  • Patent number: 9742845
    Abstract: A method for storage management of client files in a multi-service cloud environment is provided. The method includes receiving a mapped list of available cloud storage services of the multi-service cloud environment. The method further includes receiving categorization of the client files. The method further includes performing a qualitative analysis of the received mapped list of available cloud storage services and the categorized client files, to generate a decision data structure representative of cloud storage preferences of a client. The method further includes storing the client files in the multi-service cloud environment. The method further includes determining whether to encrypt the stored client files. The method further includes tagging individual files of the stored client files, or groups of client files of the stored client files, or a combination of the individually stored client files or the groups of client files for encrypting the stored client files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Pedro Ivo M. Echeverria
  • Patent number: 9742712
    Abstract: A system and method for the late-binding of time-based media in real-time. With late binding, the sender may create time-based media before or at the same time an active delivery route to the recipient is discovered. As soon as the route becomes available, the media is transmitted. The existing DNS and email infrastructure is possibly used for route discovery, while any real-time transmission protocol may be used for the actual delivery of the media. “Progressive” emails may also be used for the real-time delivery of time-based media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Voxer IP LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Katis, James T. Panttaja, Mary G. Panttaja, Matthew J. Ranney
  • Patent number: 9734870
    Abstract: A video identifier uniquely identifying a video captured by a camera is generated. The video includes video frames and optionally concurrently captured audio as well as video metadata describing the video. Video data is extracted from at least two of the video's frames. By combining the extracted video data in an order specified by an identifier generation protocol, an extracted data object is generated. The extracted data object is hashed to generate the unique media identifier, which is stored in association with the video. The identifier generation protocol may indicate the portions of the video data to extract, such as video data corresponding to particular video frames and audio data corresponding to particular audio samples. The extracted data object may include a size of particular video frames, a number of audio samples in the video, or the duration of the video, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto K. Sievert, Gurprit Cheema, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 9736202
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention set forth techniques for a content player to stream a media file using multiple network connections. To stream the media file, the content player downloads metadata associated with a requested media file, establishes a network connection with multiple content servers (or multiple network connections with a single content server or both) and begins requesting portions of the media file. In response, the requested portions are transmitted to the content player. The content player may employ a predictive multi-connection scheduling approach to determine which network connection to use in downloading a given chunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony N. Park, Neil D. Hunt, Wei Wei
  • Patent number: 9736751
    Abstract: Disclosed is a data transmission method. The method includes that: when downlink data is transmitted, a master node shunts, on a Radio Link Control (RLC) sublayer, the downlink data to obtain shunted data packets, and sends the shunted data packets to shunting nodes; the shunting nodes process the shunted data packets, and send the processed data packets to a User Equipment (UE); and when uplink data is transmitted, the master node converges data packets sent from the shunting nodes and data packets sent from the UE, and sends the converged data packets to a core network. Also disclosed is a data transmission system. With embodiments of the disclosure, mobile communications system is able to provide an optimized service, a higher bandwidth and better performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Feng He, Lifeng Han
  • Patent number: 9733947
    Abstract: A method of proactively event triggering in a computer system is disclosed. The computer system includes an application unit and an interface. The method includes the application unit sending a setting signal to change a voltage level of a pin of a control chip module; the pin generating a triggering event to the interface unit when the voltage level of the pin changes; and the interface accessing a controller according to the triggering event to allow the application unit to communicate with the controller proactively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Su
  • Patent number: 9733978
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods for data management in a computing device utilizing a plurality of processing units. Embodiment methods may include generating a data transfer heuristic model based on measurements from a plurality of sample data transfers between a plurality of data storage units. The generated data transfer heuristic model may be used to calculate data transfer costs for each of a plurality of tasks. The calculated data transfer costs may be used to schedule execution of the plurality of tasks in an execution order on selected ones of the plurality of processing units. The data transfer heuristic model may be updated based on measurements of data transfers occurring during the executions of the plurality of tasks (e.g., time, power consumption, etc.). Code executing on the processing units may indicate to a runtime when certain data blocks are no longer needed and thus may be evicted and/or pre-fetched for others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dario Suarez Gracia, Tushar Kumar, Aravind Natarajan, Ravish Hastantram, Gheorghe Calin Cascaval, Han Zhao
  • Patent number: 9733794
    Abstract: A computing device that provides access to digital media items receives a command from an entity to share a digital media item. The computing device invokes a graphical user interface for sharing the digital media item in response to receiving the command. The computing device determines a start time to apply to the digital media item based on input received via the graphical user interface. The computing device then generates a link or embed code to the digital media item, the link or embed code identifying the start time, wherein accessing the link or embed code causes the digital media item to be presented from the start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Eric Hughes, Jennifer Bilotta, Brian Glick
  • Patent number: 9736247
    Abstract: A system for providing access to one or more application device, such as a respective processed application program, is connected to a telecommunications network including at least one user device. The system includes a manager device connected to the respective application device, and the manager device communicatively connects to the respective user device. Each application device includes a respective processing state and a state table of each respective processing state. The manager device updates the respective processing state of the state table for each application device and respective user device. Each user device accesses the manager device to obtain the respective processing state in the state table of the particular application device for the particular user device. User devices can switch communications with the manager device and application device, providing continuing operations of the application device with same processing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Steve Bakke
  • Patent number: 9736266
    Abstract: The present invention includes apparatuses, methods, computer readable media and systems comprising means for rapid data acquisition from a server are discussed herein. This rapid data acquisition can be achieved using a combination of bulk data requests and small data requests. A hybrid approach that uses simultaneous bulk and small data requests can provide random access to data files while achieving the high download speeds of a large data transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Pantos
  • Patent number: 9729611
    Abstract: In one embodiment a method, system and apparatus for adaptive bitrate (ABR) recording management is described, the method, system and apparatus comprising receiving a request to record a content item using adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology at an ABR request controller comprised in a client device, scheduling a download of the ABR content item by a recording planner, the scheduling based, at least in part, on a provided deadline by which the ABR content item is to have been completely downloaded, determining a recording plan by the recording planner in order to schedule acquisition of the ABR content item, the recording plan based, at least in part, on the provided deadline, availability of the ABR content item in ABR playlists, availability of system resources which may be used by concurrent playback and recording sessions at the client device, and bandwidth available to the client device, acquiring the ABR content item, and storing the acquired ABR content item on a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gareth John Bowen, Shabtai Atlow