Cellular Video Distribution System Patents (Class 725/62)
  • Patent number: 11570565
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising means for: simultaneously controlling content rendered by a hand portable device and content rendered by a spatial audio device; and providing for rendering to a user, in response to an action by the user, of a first part, not a second part, of a spatial audio content via the hand portable device not the spatial audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Lasse Laaksonen
  • Patent number: 11570591
    Abstract: A process for modifying wireless data compression for a wireless electronic device includes displaying an application for modifying data compression on a display of the electronic device. The process further includes receiving a request from a user to modify a current data compression with a new data compression through an input device, evaluating the requested new data compression request in view of predetermined information of the user with a processor, and updating the wireless data compression with the new data compression after the evaluation with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Tracfone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore Vagelos
  • Patent number: 11558673
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmission device, a reception device, a transmission system, and a transmission method capable of improving transmission efficiency of subdata added to main data. A transmission device includes a frame sequence number setting unit that, on the basis of a frame number indicating an order of a subframe in a main frame, assigns to the subframe a frame sequence number indicating an order of the subframe in a frame sequence including a plurality of the subframes, and a multiplexing unit that arranges a data packet at a predetermined position in the subframe on the basis of the frame sequence number. The present technology can be applied to a CCU, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mikio Ishii, Tomoyuki Endo, Hideaki Murayama
  • Patent number: 11532016
    Abstract: According to some aspects, disclosed methods and systems may include storing, in a local storage of a device, a plurality of advertisements; and outputting for display first content comprising a first portion of a first set of advertisements associated with a first campaign period. The disclosed methods and system may also include, in response to an expiration of the first campaign period, outputting for display second content comprising a second portion of the first set of advertisements based on a first set of one or more advertising rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Mays, Jason Press
  • Patent number: 11528303
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for responding to video call service and system, including: receiving a video call service request by the video call device; calling a video call connection process to establish a video call data transmission link with the call peer based on a communication address; locally acquiring a target file as indicated by the file transmission request, and determining a link number of the file transmission link for transmitting the target file according to the communication address and a file type of the target file, if a file transmission request sent by the call peer is received; uploading the target file to a file push server through a file uplink if the link number is not included in a local link list; and transmitting the target file to the call peer through the file transmission link corresponding to the link number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: PING AN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huilin Cheng, Dechao Liu
  • Patent number: 11503440
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for enhancing communications mobility in an enterprise using a distributed communication controller. The distributed communication controller identifies a user device, verifies the device and delivers enterprise communication services to the user via the user device without requiring the execution of an enterprise communication application by the wearable device. When the user device is a wearable device, a wireless message is sent from the wearable device in physical proximity to the distributed communication controller that contains identification information. Based on the identification information, user information associated with the user of the user device is retrieved and then used to determine whether enterprise communication services are available for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Management L.P.
    Inventors: Tamar Barzuza, Tzvika Goldenberg, Ronen Bar-Yoav, Yuval Cohen, Lee Chee Fai, Guy Gadnir
  • Patent number: 11496815
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is a method of providing video to attendees of a live concert. Video of different views of the live concert is captured. A plurality of video streams are provided to attendees of the live concert while the live concert is occurring. The plurality of digital video streams enable an attendee of the live concert to select which of the plurality of digital video streams to view using a portable digital device associated with that attendee such that the attendee may choose from among the different views of the live concert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Abrams
  • Patent number: 11490145
    Abstract: A method includes accessing, at a media content provider system, a media stream corresponding to a first media content item. The method further includes generating a media content file based on the media stream and a second media content item that is different than the first media content item. A first portion of the media content file may include media data of the media stream, and a second portion of the media content file may include header data and an indicator of a location of the second media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Prabhudev Hosur
  • Patent number: 11490264
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium for communicating with multiple subscriptions and dynamic spectrum sharing in a multi-subscriber identity module device are configured to scan for one or more first services corresponding to a first subscription and camp on a first service of the one or more first services corresponding to the first subscription on a first frequency band. The aspects are further configured to determine whether the first frequency band supports Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) and camp on a second service corresponding to a second subscription on the first frequency band in response to determining that the first frequency band supports the DSS. The aspects are further configured to scan for one or more second services corresponding to a second subscription in response to determining that the first frequency band does not support the DSS and camp on one of the one or more second services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bapineedu Chowdary Gummadi, Balakrishna Godavarthi, Ravi Shankar Kadambala
  • Patent number: 11475782
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a changing unit. The acquisition unit acquires character information input by a viewer to content. The changing unit changes a representation form of a frequent word which is character information with a high appearance frequency among character information input by multiple viewers to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventor: Masakazu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11476982
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described that support multiplexing multicast and unicast feedback. A base station may provision different subsets of resources from a set of resources for multicast feedback message transmission based on channel metric(s) of a user equipment (UE). The set of resources may include a plurality of subsets of resources, with each subset of resources being associated with a corresponding channel metric or range of channel metrics associated with each UE receiving the multicast transmission. A UE may determine that a feedback indication is to be provided in response to the multicast transmission, and select a subset of resources from the plurality of subsets of resources based on its own channel metric. The UE may multiplex the multicast feedback, an indication of the selected subset, and unicast feedback in a multiplexed feedback transmission to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ayan Sengupta, Kazuki Takeda, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Le Liu, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Tao Luo, Juan Montojo, Xiaoxia Zhang, Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Prasad Reddy Kadiri, Umesh Phuyal, Bharat Shrestha
  • Patent number: 11463740
    Abstract: A Rules-Based Just-In-Time (RBJIT) content streaming engine collects information such as behavior, usage, movement, and preferences about a user, any groups that the user is associated with, and the set of all users in general. Based on this information, the RBJIT may preferentially select multimedia content and content suggestions for user display, increasing the likelihood that the surfaced content will be of interest to a user. In this way, browsing time for a user on a device with a limited form factor is reduced and network bandwidth is conserved by not surfacing content that the user ultimately will not view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanakrai Chauhan, Ankit Awasthi
  • Patent number: 11411839
    Abstract: Described embodiments provide for associating a user experience score with a location of a client. A device may identify a session between the client and an application service established via a first network. The device may receive, via the application service, a network address of the client associated with a second network. The device may determine a location of the client accessing the application service via the first network based at least on the network address associated with the second network. The device may receive, from an instrumentation service, performance factors for the client. Each of the performance factors may be associated with access to the application service by the client. The device may generate a user experience score for the client based at least on the performance factors. The device may provide an instruction based at least on an association between the user experience score and the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikramjeet Singh Sandhu, Vivek Koni Raghuveer, Guna Sekhar Pera, Neha Joshi, Mukesh Garg
  • Patent number: 11397852
    Abstract: A news interaction method, apparatus, device and computer storage medium are proposed. Input information input by a user upon reading current news content is obtained; parsing information of the input information is obtained based on the current news content, where the parsing information includes intent information of the input information; the input information is distributed to at least one news interactive service subsystem according to the intent information of the input information, and a return result returned by the at least one news interactive service subsystem is received; and a display result is selected from the return result according to a preset policy, and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shuo Huang, Jiaxin Lin, Zhihong Fu, Jinbo Zhan, Guang Ling, Shiwei Huang, Guyue Zhou, Chao Zhou
  • Patent number: 11397513
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display; a wireless communication processor configured to transmit a control signal to a content transmission device; and a controller configured to in response to an input for an execution of a content playback application, display a content playback setting screen on the display including a plurality of content reception devices, a plurality of input terminals of the content transmission device through which the content reception devices are connected to the content transmission device, and a plurality of thumbnail images corresponding to content data input via the respective input terminals, and in response to a selection of a first content reception device among the plurality of content reception devices and a selection of a first input terminal among the plurality of input terminals, transmit the content data received through the first input terminal of the content transmission device to the first content reception device, and in response to a selection of the first content
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Dongsung Kim
  • Patent number: 11381853
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can be configured to determine a request for a video from a client device, wherein the video is associated with a plurality of reframed versions of the video. A reframed version of the video to provide in response to the request can be determined based at least in part on a consumption surface associated with the client device. The reframed version of the video can be provided to the client device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Aayush Bhutani, Prakash Chandra, Amit Agarwal, Xin Su
  • Patent number: 11368818
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using multi-connectivity for multicast transmissions in a communication system. A method disclosed herein includes using multi-connectivity that enables at least one User Equipment (UE) to receive at least one Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) content from the plurality of BSs at a time on different physical resource blocks. The method further includes enabling the plurality of BSs to maintain independent MBMS sessions for transmitting the at least one MBMS content to the at least one UE without synchronization. The method further includes enabling the at least one UE to combine the at least one MBMS content received from the plurality of BSs or to select a MBMS content from the received at least one MBMS content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Abhay Karandikar, Prasanna Chaporkar, Pranav Kumar Jha, Sadaf Ul Zuhra
  • Patent number: 11368739
    Abstract: A method for inputting information on a display interface can be applied to a smart TV, and include: sending, in response to a need to input information in the display interface of the smart TV, indication information to a mobile terminal including a near field communication component, through a device associated with the smart TV and including a near field communication function circuit, the indication information being used to indicate that information needs to be input in the display interface; and acquiring information sent by the mobile terminal, and inputting the information in the display interface. The information to be input in the display interface of the smart TV can be input to the smart TV through the mobile terminal, thereby improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xutao Du, Ming Liu, Yijing Liao
  • Patent number: 11368757
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method and a device for transmitting and receiving service guide information. The service guide information transmission method, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: generating service guide information including information on broadcast service and content; encoding the generated service guide information; and transmitting the encoded service guide information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Woosuk Ko, Seungryul Yang, Kyoungsoo Moon, Seungjoo An, Jinwon Lee, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 11341832
    Abstract: A fall prevention device comprising at least one sensor operable to detect a user has woken up while they are still within a bed and a notification unit operable to output a fall prevention warning to a user in response to the detection. By detecting when a user wakes up, rather than when they physically get out of bed, the device allows a fall prevention warning to be provided in advance of the user getting up. This warning can relate to a variety of different things (for example, warning the user to take their time before getting up, or to use the necessary aids), all in aid of reducing the likelihood of the user falling when they get up. The device thereby reduces the chances of a fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: PEAK MEDTEK LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Edward Charles Eavis, Thomas Julian Adler
  • Patent number: 11336946
    Abstract: User interfaces having navigation bars are rendered on displays by streaming devices or smart applications operating on the displays. The navigation bars include selectable elements corresponding to applications that are preferred or designated users, as well as promoted applications, or utility applications. Placing a cursor or selection element over one of the elements for an application within the navigation bar causes selected content to be displayed above the navigation bar, along with discrete tiles including images associated with the application below the navigation bar. Moving the cursor above or below the navigation bar allows a user to activate the selected content or select one of the discrete tiles. Icons within the navigation bar may be displayed to a user in a predetermined order, at random, or in an order selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Gheen
  • Patent number: 11337218
    Abstract: [Problem] The delivery of content to a terminal apparatus using a directional beam is achievable more suitably. [Solution] There is provided a communication apparatus including a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication, and a control unit configured to control in such a way as to deliver content subjected to multicast from an upper node to a terminal apparatus using at least a part of a plurality of directional beams allocated to the terminal apparatus from the directional beams used for the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 11330312
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing information used for generating and consuming multimedia content in a broadcast system supporting a multimedia service based on an Internet protocol are provided. The method includes composing a message type field containing information indicating on a type of control information contained in the control message, composing a length field containing information on the length of the control message, composing optional fields having different values according to the type of the control information, and composing a payload field containing content of the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Hwang, Kyung-Mo Park, Sung-Ryeul Rhyu, Jae-Yeon Song
  • Patent number: 11330150
    Abstract: A method of video content synchronisation includes the steps of displaying a video content item on a first display, generating a virtual environment separate from the video content item for display, detecting a predetermined cue associated with a predetermined time in the playback of the video content item, and displaying at least part of the virtual environment, but not on the first display, where the displayed state of the at least part of the virtual environment changes in response to the detected predetermined cue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Kavallierou
  • Patent number: 11330020
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an electronic device comprising a communication circuit, a processor, and a memory is disclosed. The memory may store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to transmit, to a network, a first session initiation protocol (SIP) invite message including at least one dummy value by using the communication circuit, obtain channel state information by using the communication circuit, determine a codec for performing a packet based call on the basis of channel state information, and transmit, to the network, a second SIP invite message including information of the determined codec by using the communication circuit. Various other embodiments are also possible which are known from the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinsub Park, Songkyu Kim, Yongwoon Moon, Kwangjae Woo, Insoo Lee, Junehee Lee
  • Patent number: 11277332
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may identify a bearer (e.g., a default bearer) and request establishment of a second bearer (e.g., a high priority bearer) for use in streaming downlink data from, for example, an application server. The UE may determine a status of a playout buffer and select the first bearer or the second bearer for use in streaming the downlink data associated with the application based on the status of the playout buffer. For example, the first bearer may be used be used by default, and the second bearer may be selected if the amount of data in the playout buffer does not satisfy (e.g., is below) a threshold. In some cases, each bearer may be associated with a transmission control protocol (TCP) port associated with a TCP connection. In some cases, each bearer may be associated with different Internet protocol (IP) address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xipeng Zhu, Ruiming Zheng, Rulin Xing, Huichun Liu, Thomas Stockhammer, Stefano Faccin, Kuo-Chun Lee, Feilu Liu, Yu-Ting Yu
  • Patent number: 11277654
    Abstract: Recommending and activating scenes in a multimedia system are provided. The techniques of the present disclosure can allow the states of the components in the multimedia system to be captured in a scene. Once the scene has been saved, the scene can be activated at a later time. A controller device for recommending scenes by comparing the current state with states of components in saved scenes is also provided. The controller device can also determine if media is playing in a current scene, and activate a selected scene without playing the media content. Once the selected scene is activated, the media playing in the current scene can be switched, and the media playing in the selected scene can be played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Cannistraro
  • Patent number: 11265064
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for focused communication is disclosed. The method includes a base transmitter array in communication with at least one client device at the same frequency. The base transmitter array provides a focused data communication to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OSSIA INC.
    Inventor: Hatem I. Zeine
  • Patent number: 11249746
    Abstract: A server may receive a software update file image and determine that the software update is applicable to a predefined plurality of vehicles within an ATSC broadcast range, based characteristic of those vehicles compared to applicability requirements associated with the software update. Further, the server may instruct an ATSC transmitter to broadcast a file image of the software update, the broadcast including at least one parameter defining the characteristics of vehicles. The processor is also configured to receive feedback from one or more of the plurality of vehicles receiving the file image and responsive to the feedback, instruct adjustment of a broadcast characteristic to increase receipt of the broadcast file image among the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Oliver Lei
  • Patent number: 11218576
    Abstract: A method for processing a broadcast signal, includes generating one or more link layer packets carrying broadcast data, first signaling information, and second signaling information, the first signaling information including information for one or more broadcast services and one or more components belonging to each service, the second signaling information including information for listing the one or more broadcast services; generating one or more signaling link layer packets carrying third signaling information that includes physical layer pipe (PLP) identifying information for identifying a PLP that corresponds to information signaled in the third signaling information, wherein a header of each signaling link layer packet including header type information indicating that the signaling link layer packet carries the third signaling information; and encapsulating one or more signaling link layer packets and the one or more link layer packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Woosuk Kwon, Jangwon Lee, Kyoungsoo Moon, Sungryong Hong, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 11202162
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for replicating a remote venue in a local venue. An embodiment operates by receiving original audio. Thereafter, the original stream of audio is modified to produce modified audio based on an audio profile unique to a remote venue smaller than the local venue. The audio profile comprises a virtual representation of the remote venue including (i) a virtual audio source corresponding to the local venue's audio source and configured to produce the original audio and (ii) a virtual reverberation point corresponding to a real-world location in the remote venue and the portion of the local venue. As such, the modified audio is determined based on receipt of the original audio from the reverberation point. Thus, after correlating the modified audio to the local venue's audio source, the modified audio is provided by the audio source to the portion of the local venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: MSG Entertainment Group, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Elby, Erik Hockman
  • Patent number: 11190289
    Abstract: Implementing and applying a database with radio station information that is gathered from client devices as stations become available to a plurality of users (i.e., “crowd sourced” radio station information) and allowing for a client device to download only the radio station information that is pertinent to the travel route of the user and/or radio station selection criteria associated with the client device or the user. Radio station information can be rendered via a graphical interface of a client device to allow the user to informatively select a new radio station, either before or as a current radio signal degrades to the point of being unusable. Radio station information may be rendered to cause the user's terrestrial radio to tune to a new station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Aggarwal, Piyush Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11190288
    Abstract: An input unit 21 receives the input of conventional image-quality playback data adapted to terrestrial digital television broadcast and high image-quality playback data. A combining unit 22 combines the conventional image-quality playback data and the high image-quality playback data. A data configuration unit 23, on the basis of combined data obtained by combining the conventional image-quality playback data and the high image-quality playback data by means of the combining unit 22, generates data for one polarized antenna transmission and data for another polarized antenna transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Hotaka, Minoru Hirai
  • Patent number: 11159298
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing DMRS for a UE are generally described. The DMRS locations in a resource unit of a Physical Resource Allocation of a shared channel are randomly determined, and the DMRS sequences randomly generated before transmission from a master UE to a wearable UE. The DMRS locations are disposed on different subcarriers and symbols in the resource unit and are repeated every k subframes or m resource units within the same subframe. In situations in which the collision/contention probability is relatively small, DMRS in control channels may be used rather than in the shared data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joonbeom Kim, Vesh Raj Sharma Banjade, Guangjie Li, Qian Li, Satish Chandra Jha, Hassan Ghozlan, Dawei Ying, Yaser M. Fouad, Lu Lu
  • Patent number: 11153611
    Abstract: A system includes a hybrid mobile network/television antenna and a routing device connected to the antenna. The hybrid mobile network/television antenna receives content via a broadcast television network and receives content via a mobile network. The routing device includes a first communication interface that connects to the hybrid mobile network/television antenna, and a second communication interface that connects to a user device and receives a request for content from the user device. The routing device selects a network from the broadcast television network or the mobile network. The first communication interface receives the requested content via the selected network, and the routing device forwards the requested content to the user device via the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent ane Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Wellbrock, Tiejun J. Xia
  • Patent number: 11121789
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for integrated channel and/or band stacking solutions. A plurality of signals may be received, such as via a signal receiver, with each of the received signals being different from remaining ones of the plurality signals. At least two received signals may be processed, such as via one or more processing circuits, and an output signal may be generated based on the processing of the at least two received signals. The output signal may include only one or more portions from each of the at least two signals, with the one or more portions being stacked within the output signal. The stacking of the one or more portions from the at least two signals may include applying channel equalization, with the channel equalization including equalizing power of a plurality of sub-components of a frequency band corresponding to the one or more portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Chang, Brian Sprague, Madhukar Reddy
  • Patent number: 11089417
    Abstract: Embodiments herein enable fast and easy interconnectivity among multimedia accessories including mobile devices and other devices. There is only limited space on mobile devices yet there are numerous input connectors. The standard TRRS audio jack is one such input that has and remains common, primarily because it is the accepted standard for audio input; namely, headphones and earpieces for listening purposes. Embodiments herein describe an intelligent switch to that audio jack that permits for additional backward and forward compatibility. It transparently allows a user to insert analog or digital audio devices, such as earphones, without the need to manually reconfigure device settings. The device herein automatically converts between input connector types using the same input convention present on their existing mobile devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Staton Techiya LLC
    Inventors: Koen Weijand, Steven W. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11082122
    Abstract: A frequency translating bi-directional amplifier (10) for extending radio coverage for digital mobile radio communication devices (200) on a trunked network using a digital modulation scheme, comprising: a field programmable gate array (FPGA) with local controller (CPU) and firmware (22) configured to analyse control channel messages of a downlink control channel and modify the control channel messages of the downlink control channel that contain traffic channel information; and an antenna (12) to transmit the modified control channel messages to the digital mobile radio communication devices (200) in order to change an operating frequency of the digital mobile radio communication devices (200) to use a predetermined set of frequencies that are repeatable by the bi-directional amplifier (10); wherein the operating frequency between the digital mobile radio communication devices (200) and the bi-directional amplifier (10) is different to an operating frequency between a donor base station (300) and the bi-dire
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: RF Industries Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Scott Hayden Alford, Michael Leigh Beard, Jeko Zaprianov Grozev
  • Patent number: 11075966
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for caching content locally at a local network device and serving the cached content via multicast transmission to a user equipment in a multicast single frequency network (SFN) coverage area in which the local network device is located. The local network device receives a request for content from the user equipment in the multicast SFN coverage area. The request includes usage data associated with the user equipment indicating a triggering event. If the content is not cached at the local network device, the local network device identifies a content server to provide the content based at least on the usage data and a broadcast identifier associated with the local network device. The local network device receives the content that is associated with the broadcast identifier of the local network device and stores the content locally. Thereafter, the local network device serves the content via multicast transmission to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Bongaarts, Aaron Drake
  • Patent number: 11068950
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods for communicating a primary display comprising information that facilitates visual presentation of a view of a game space to a primary client device and facilitating purchases of content for use in the game through a secondary client device such as a user's smartphone. The system may include a game device that allows a user to play a video game or otherwise interact with a virtual environment using the primary client device and purchase content for use in the video game using a secondary client device while playing the video game using the primary client device. The purchased content may be integrated into the game space such that purchased content is available for use while the user is playing the video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Clifford J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 11071089
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from a dynamic streaming service. For example, certain streaming services may benefit from an improvement in the switching between broadcast delivery and unicast delivery for a streaming service in a cellular system. A method includes receiving information about a streaming service. The method also includes determining by a network entity in a radio access network whether to deliver data for the streaming service via multimedia broadcast or unicast based on the information and predetermined criteria for evaluating the information. In addition, the method includes triggering a sending of the data via the multimedia broadcast or the unicast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Devaki Chandramouli, David Navratil, Curt Wong, Rainer Liebhart
  • Patent number: 11070623
    Abstract: The system and methods disclosed herein include a runtime architecture that takes a nonspecific set of systems of differential equations, distributes them across the network, and iteratively integrates them through time with a possibility to output the results on every iteration. Embodiments of the disclosed system may be used for neural computation or any other suitable application. Embodiments can be used as a standalone engine or as part of another computational system for massively parallel numerical integration of a data-driven dynamical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Neurala, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Gorshechnikov, Massimiliano Versace, Heather Ames Versace, Gennady Livitz
  • Patent number: 11064422
    Abstract: A network device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a request for a session management (SM) policy association in relation to establishment of a packet data unit (PDU) session for a particular user equipment (UE) device; requesting, from a second network device, access and mobility (AM) policy decisions pertaining to the UE device; receiving AM policy decisions from the second network device, and creating the SM policy association based on at least the received AM policy decisions. The request for SM policy association includes an identifier associated with the second network device. The processor may be further configured to determine whether the network device is the same as the second network device based on the identifier; and transmit a request to the second network device when it is determined that the second network device is not the same as the first network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 11055050
    Abstract: In embodiments of multi-device pairing and combined display, mobile devices have device touchscreens, and housing bezels of the mobile devices can be positioned proximate each other to form a combined display from the respective device touchscreens. An input recognition system can recognize an input to initiate pairing the mobile devices, enabling a cross-screen display of an interface on the respective device touchscreens, such as with different parts of the interface displayed on different ones of the device touchscreens. The input to initiate pairing the mobile devices can be recognized as the proximity of the mobile devices, as a gesture input, as a sensor input, and/or as a voice-activated input to initiate the pairing of the mobile devices for the cross-screen display of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 11044511
    Abstract: Recommending and activating scenes in a multimedia system are provided. The techniques of the present disclosure can allow the states of the components in the multimedia system to be captured in a scene. Once the scene has been saved, the scene can be activated at a later time. A controller device for recommending scenes by comparing the current state with states of components in saved scenes is also provided. The controller device can also determine if media is playing in a current scene, and activate a selected scene without playing the media content. Once the selected scene is activated, the media playing in the current scene can be switched, and the media playing in the selected scene can be played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Cannistraro
  • Patent number: 11044111
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provided techniques that for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE). An exemplary method, performed by a UE, generally includes obtaining a first system information message from a wireless network configured to utilize Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes and non-MBSFN subframes, determining, based on the first system information message, a first set of valid subframes and a first set of non-MBSFN subframes, obtaining a second system information message from the wireless network based on the first set of valid subframes and the first set of non-MBSFN subframes, and accessing the wireless network based on the first system information message and the second system information message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Peter Gaal, Masato Kitazoe
  • Patent number: 11039219
    Abstract: A content rental system includes one data store for storing rental content. The content rental system also includes a content server for transferring content to one viewing device based upon a received request. The content server is further configured to authorize the transfer of the content from the viewing device to another viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hiro Mitsuji, Alan Ward, Mihailo Despotovic, Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 11032616
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and stored instructions are provided for selectively incorporating feedback from a remote audience into live content. The feedback is incorporated into one part of a segment at the same time that another part of the segment is played to an audience. A feedback manager may receive feedback from audience members on a first part of the segment while a second, later part of the segment is being played to the audience by a client machine and while a third, even later part of the segment is being generated by a content manager. The feedback manager may then compare feedback data to stored criteria to determine whether or not to change the playing content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Errol Pinto, John Bennett, David Ting
  • Patent number: 11025688
    Abstract: Aspects described herein generally improve the quality, efficiency, and speed of data processing by automatically generating a plurality of nodes for a streaming data platform based on user parameters. This combination of different platform nodes may allow for the generation and initiation of a streaming platform that may run in a cloud and may provide multi-availability-zone and multi-region capabilities to support replication and disaster recovery capabilities for data management. The streaming platform may include a coordination layer, a streaming layer, and a replication layer, and each layer may include a plurality of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Haranatha Ijjurouthu, Gopi Kancharla, Prasad D. Sangle, Ranga Rao Surineedi, Rama Mohan Boppana, Jordan Tyler Hale, Richard Morrisey, Pallavi Desai, William Scott Cochran, William Thomas Lyne
  • Patent number: 11019393
    Abstract: A system for providing video motion augmentation is disclosed. In particular, the system provides mechanisms for analyzing video content, metadata, or a combination thereof, to dynamically enhance and adapt regions of small movements or micro-movements in the video content based on a variety of inputs. The regions of small movements or micro-movements may be enhanced based on device characteristics associated with a device consuming the video content, based on a theme associated with the content, based on sensor data, based on user feedback, and based on a variety of other inputs. For example, motion content in the video content may be enhanced and emphasized based on the display resolution or other device characteristics of a device requesting the video content. Once the enhanced video content is generated based on the inputs, the enhanced content may be provided to the device requesting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, James E. Jackson, James H. Pratt