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System and locating events and/or devices on a network

System and methods for locating events and/or devices on a network are described.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Content boundary based recordings

Systems and methods for managing the storage of content are described. A video stream may include a content identifier and content information relating to a boundary that may be used to facilitate recording of at least a portion of the video stream.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Allocation of video recording functionality

A system may receive a plurality of requests to record a plurality of programs. Based on these requests, resources may be provisioned for transcoding variable bit rate streams into constant bit rate streams. Resources may be provisioned based on assigning transcoding tasks to an existing set of deployed devices in... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Multicarrier signal transmission in wireless communications

Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. If an uplink transport block (UTB) or an uplink control information (UCI) is configured for transmission via a second cell of a second cell group in parallel with a transmission of a... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Method for watermarking content

The disclosure relates to processing content with watermarks to generate watermarked versions. In some aspects, each version may be different. Groups of fragments may be combined to generate a unique stream by pulling fragments from two or more of the groups of fragments. Further, fragmenting may be performed before watermarking,... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Quality of service in packet networks

Methods and systems for providing quality of service over IP networks are disclosed. In one aspect, a flow label field of a header may be divided into first and second portions. The first portion defines a quality of service. The second portion identifies a message flow. Once the first portion... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Custom content insertion

Provided are methods and systems for inserting custom content. An example method can comprise receiving, at a first computing device, an insertion instruction over a first non-packet-switching protocol information stream. The method can also comprise querying, by the first computing device, a second computing device in response to receiving the... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Adaptive media transmission processing

Provided are methods and systems for processing information. In one example method a first frame of a first group of frames of an information transmission can be processed. The first frame can be encoded without reference to other frames of the information transmission. Additionally, a second frame can be processed... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Methods and systems for verification of asset availability

The present disclosure relates to verifying that a content asset is present at a user level. The present disclosure provides video hosting and service (VHS) management systems and methods that can both accurately and timely verify availability of VHS content from multiple content providers using multiple distribution systems.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Information exchange between base stations

Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications involving base stations. A base station may configure a downlink channel (e.g., a physical downlink control channel) based on the configuration of a downlink channel associated with another base station. One or more base stations may manage overlap between downlink channels.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Efficient data distribution to multiple devices

Methods and systems for providing content are disclosed. An example method can comprise identifying a first plurality of data fragments of a media file. An example method can also comprise identifying a second plurality of data fragments of the media file. An example method can comprise generating a manifest file.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Systems and methods for abandonment detection and mitigation

Systems and methods for presenting information are disclosed. One aspect comprises receiving a request for information. First data can be provided in response to the request if a parameter is equal to or exceeds a comparator element, wherein the parameter relates to one or more of abandoned data transmissions and... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Content selection based on dispersion calculations

Methods, systems, and apparatus are described for managing distribution of content via broadcast and narrowcast transmissions in a content distribution network. Content may be assigned to broadcast or narrowcast delivery based on viewership information.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Content schedule detection and adjustment

Various implementations described herein are directed to determining variations or changes to a predetermined programming schedule. In accordance with one method, a predicted end time of video content may be determined to be later than a scheduled end time of the video content. Also, it may be determined that video... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Prioritized call sessions

A local network call handling device is configured to establish multiple concurrent call sessions between local network end devices and an external network. When a prioritized end device attempts to establish a call session, the call handling device may initially determine if a first call session identifier is available. If... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Generation of event video frames for content

According to some aspects, methods and systems may include receiving, by a computing device, metadata identifying an event occurring in a video program, and determining an expected motion of objects in the identified event. The methods and systems may further include analyzing motion energy in the video program to identify... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Fragmenting media content

Systems and methods relating to fragmenting content based on metadata are disclosed. In one embodiment, metadata is obtained from data that is accessible from an interface. A content descriptor, based on at least a portion of the metadata, may be utilized to determine fragment size. The content descriptor value may... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Configuring network devices

Systems and methods for configuring network devices are provided. Aspects of the disclosure relate to configuration parameters and methods for using configuration parameters to provide enhanced services to users in a network. Updated configuration parameters may be provided in response to a request for temporary alteration of a communication parameter... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Hypermedia apparatus and method

An apparatus, method and computer-readable medium are provided for sending content from a source to a user device. The content is obtained from the source by an intermediate device as a plurality of fragments and a manifest, converted into larger chunks of data, encapsulated into a single file, and then... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Packaging content for delivery

Systems and methods for delivering content to user equipment are described. The content may be delivered using Internet Protocol (IP) delivery, Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) delivery, or another delivery format. For example, the system may receive content including a plurality of segments. The system may use manifest data to identify... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Detecting virtual private network usage

According to some aspects described herein, a system may determine whether a network actor appears to be using an intermediary such as a VPN and/or proxy server. This may be accomplished by directing the network actor to request and/or access a network-segment identification resource which may, in some embodiments, be... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Identity management and service access for local user group based on network-resident user profiles

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for providing notification summaries to users. Users may have accounts for many different services. The notification summaries may contain information about notifications for various services.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Monitoring security

Methods are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide for the determination of alarm events or non-alarm events based on data received from various sensors monitoring one or more entry points of a premises. Non-alarm events may, for example, include a seismic event or a knock event. Determining whether the data... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Targeted buffer priority management

In accordance with one or more embodiments, aspects of the disclosure may provide efficient, effective, and convenient ways of managing the transmission of content items in a network. In particular, a device may be preconfigured with buffer priority assignments and performance metrics for various media types or data types. The... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Control plane architecture for multicast cache-fill

A multicast content delivery system can use both multicast and unicast streams to efficiently use available bandwidth to deliver content. Available multicast content can be identified to gateways serving consumption devices, and the gateways can receive requests for unicast content deliver, but honor the requests with multicast group sessions.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Video management

The disclosure relates to a method of processing a sequence of image frames to reduce its length. One implementation may involve extracting coefficients (e.g., Discrete Cosine Transform coefficients) from components of individual frames, and comparing the resulting coefficients for sequential frames to identify frames having the least change from a... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Video assets having associated graphical descriptor data

Graphical descriptor data associated with a particular video asset may include data for one or more graphical descriptor images and graphical descriptor metadata related to each graphical descriptor image. The graphical descriptor images can be simultaneously presented on a display screen with the video asset content and used to navigate... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Segmented encryption for content delivery

Techniques for encrypting content in a content distribution network are disclosed. The content distribution network may comprise a number of national and local sites, and a number of hubs at each local sites. A content segment encrypting device may be operative at a local site to encrypt and cache segments... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Generation and management of network connectivity information

Aspects of the disclosure relate to generation of network topology information for a network of assets, and management of such information. The management can comprise analysis and/or diagnostics of topology condition of a plurality of assets. In addition or in the alternative, the management can comprise consolidation of at least... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Recommendations based on biometric feedback from wearable device

Methods and architecture for using sensor data to offer content, such as purchase or viewing suggestions, to a viewer, are disclosed. Wearable or other external sensor devices may monitor a viewer while the viewer consumes a first media element. The sensor data may then be used to determine an emotional... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Securing property

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for securing property are presented. Video content viewed by a user may be detected, and the user may be automatically prompted to change settings on a security system based on the detecting. A comparison of the current time with the duration of the video content may... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Multipath communication in a network

Ways of sending data over a network over a single path or over multiple parallel paths on an as-needed basis depending upon network conditions, and/or other factors, are described. For example, if a computing device detects sufficient jitter and/or latency at one or more network interfaces, the data may be... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Stateless protocol translation

Some aspects of the methods and systems presented relate to performing stateless address translation between IPv4 capable devices to IPv6 capable networks and devices. Stateless address translation may form a new IPv6 addresses by combining the IPv4 address of a device with an IPv6 prefix address assigned to the translator.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

System and data stream fragmentation with scalability

A method of data conditioning is disclosed that in one aspect can include the steps of receiving a data stream, encoding a time code in the data stream to identify a portion of the data stream corresponding to a content fragment, and separating the identified portion of the data stream... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

Methods and systems for improving wireless signal

An example method can comprise receiving a plurality of signal characteristic measurements from each of a plurality of sensors disposed at geographically distinct premises or geographically distinct locations throughout a premises. A prioritized sensor (e.g., prioritized relative to other sensors) can be determined from among the plurality of sensors, and... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/18/18 / #20180018959

Language merge

Systems and methods are described for processing and interpreting audible commands spoken in one or more languages. Speech recognition systems disclosed herein may be used as a stand-alone speech recognition system or comprise a portion of another content consumption system. A requesting user may provide audio input (e.g., command data)... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/18/18 / #20180019622

System and wireless intercommunication and power delivery

A wireless signal may supply a wireless power signal to a device to power the device for an authentication. If the device is authenticated, the wireless signal may be adjusted to provide power to the device. If the device is not authenticated, the wireless signal may be adjusted to avoid... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/18/18 / #20180020251

Programming insight and analysis

A method is described for obtaining and using viewership data to determine relationships between previous viewership of an episodic program and viewership of future episodes of the program. Aggregating the data may comprise determining missing data points and predicting substitute data points based on past viewership data for the individual... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/18/18 / #20180020263

Device, system and method to provision, configure and operate video generation equipment

A video generation device, system and method. The device, system and method may perform the configuration of the video generation device, and thus may include a configuration file and a file format. The device, system and method may include at least one processing unit communicative with at least one cable... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/11/18 / #20180013740

System and processing user rights

A system and method for processing entitlement rights are disclosed. The method, in one aspect, provides for storing content at a first time, receiving a request for playback of the content at a second time, and processing a user right associated with the content to authenticate the user right in... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/11/18 / #20180014025

System and synchronizing timing across multiple streams

Systems and methods of adaptive streaming are discussed. Transcoded copies of a source stream may be aligned with one another such that the independently specified portions of each transcoded stream occur at the same locations within the content. These transcoded copies may be produced by one or more transcoders, whose... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/11/18 / #20180014263

Cell timing in a wireless device and base station

Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. A time adjustment may be determined and applied to uplink transmission timing of a cell group. A transmission timing difference between a first cell group and a second cell group may be... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/11/18 / #20180014306

Transmit power control in multicarrier communications

Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. A wireless device may transmit a plurality of preambles. The wireless device may also transmit a packet using a transmission power that is based on a power ramp-up of the preambles.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006882

Network control

Systems and methods for managing a network are disclosed. For example, systems and methods are disclosed for selectively disabling and/or otherwise configuring devices to avoid interference, overlapping service, and/or the like. Signal information for nearby devices can be detected and analyzed to determine device configuration settings.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/28/17 / #20170374163

Systems and methods for data routing management

Methods and systems for data routing management are disclosed. A method can comprise a communication processing system receiving a request directed to an address. The communication processing system can determine performance capabilities of a first logical grouping of computing devices, wherein the first logical grouping of computing devices share the... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/28/17 / #20170374396

Optimized content delivery

Data (e.g., images, video, data fields, character strings, logos, etc.) may be analyzed to identify common elements and differentiating elements, and the elements may be respectively transmitted using different streams. For example, if two devices are receiving two video images that are nearly the same, a first data stream comprising... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/28/17 / #20170374528

Location intelligence management system for border security

Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, and movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366284

Almost blank subframe allocation

Aspects relate to allocation of Almost Blank Subframes. According to some embodiments, a plurality of base stations may provide an overlapping coverage area. A first base station may transmit a first message comprising a first subframe allocation repetition period, a first subframe allocation offset, and a first subframe allocation bitmap.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366828

Processing and delivery of segmented video

Self-learning systems process incoming data from sources such broadcast, cable, or IP-driven television and can discover topics that broadly describe the incoming data in real-time. These topics can be used to gather and store metadata from various metadata sources such as social networks. Using the metadata, content delivery systems working... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366836

Methods and systems for content control

Methods and system for providing content are disclosed. One method can comprise receiving a request for data at a first time, wherein the data comprises a first time duration, determining a buffer size based upon the first time duration, and determining a playback window based upon the determined buffer size... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366936

Mobile wifi network

A method, computer-readable medium, and system are provided for managing a dynamic wireless network. An aspect of this invention is to identify the occurrence of an overlap of coverage areas provided by separate wireless access points, at least one of which is mobile.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/14/17 / #20170357794

Steganographic access controls

Various features described herein may allow an authorized user to provide a guest with access to a secured location through use of an encoded image containing steganographically encoded access information. The encoded access information may be recognizable by a security system, and the security system may grant access to the... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/14/17 / #20170357795

Security mechanism for an electronic device

According to some aspects, disclosed methods and systems may include determining, by an electronic device, a value associated with a first parameter configured to dynamically change, and displaying, via a user interface, an object corresponding to the value associated with the first parameter. The methods and systems may also include... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/14/17 / #20170359412

Content distribution using ad hoc mesh networks.

Aspects discussed herein relate to systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing content distribution via a breadth-first approach for peer-to-peer file sharing in a temporary ad hoc mesh network. For example, a peer-to-peer orchestrator may receive requests for the same asset from multiple mobile devices, determine which of the mobile devices... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/14/17 / #20170359610

Methods and systems for accessing content

Methods and systems for accessing content are provided. A non-tunable device (e.g., a device without the capability to tune to a particular channel) can access a particular channel via a tunable device (e.g., a device with the capability to tune to the particular channel). A computing device can facilitate content... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353393

Method and system for directing user between captive and open domains

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for directing users to captive and open domains. The captive domain may include electronically accessible content provided by a service provider and the open domain may include electronically accessible content that is not completely provided by the service provider. A captive domain server may... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353535

Latency-based routing and load balancing in a network

Aspects of the disclosure relate to routing queries to a network repository and load balancing in a network. For a network repository having a plurality of content storage sites, relative replication latency of data among a pair of content storages sites can be monitored. Data indicative of such replication latency... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353608

Voice service routing system for accessibility

Systems and methods for managing network communication are disclosed. Methods and systems can comprise receiving a telephony message having a source address and determining routing information using the source address. A telephony call may be routed using the determined routing information. Such processing may be implemented to route telephony calls... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353771

Transmission of video signals

An apparatus, method, and system are described for transmitting a television program signal. A portion of a local frequency spectrum may be determined to be free, or relatively unused. A user selection of a television program or broadcast programming channel may be received from a program lineup in an electronic... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353776

Non-temporal advertising

Methods and systems are described herein for masking a network disruption. In an aspect, a plurality of advertisements can be stored locally to a user device. In an aspect, the user device can receive content from a network. In an aspect, the network can experience a disruption, wherein the disruption... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/30/17 / #20170345012

Remotely configuring content

A system is presented that comprises a third-party ad provider that serves advertisements to different websites being viewed at a plurality of display devices. The advertisements may be from different advertisers, and may include advertisements from a content service provider. The advertisements from the service provider may include a promotion... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/30/17 / #20170346583

Advertisement tracking

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for determining the efficacy of an advertisement are described herein. A computing device may receive an advertisement from an advertisement server. The computing device may determine advertisement information associated with the presentation of the advertisement. The advertisement information may be sent to the advertisement server.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/30/17 / #20170346929

Address translation

An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are described for permitting communications between devices complying with different communication protocols or versions. For example, a computing device may store a map indicative of associations between one or more tunnels or channels and one or more destination addresses. In some examples, a... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339206

Delivering content in multiple formats

Content may be received at an edge location in one format, but delivered to a terminal on an access network in another format. The received content may be transcoded at the edge location. The transcoded content may be stored, or immediately delivered. The transcoded content may be fragmented prior to... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339435

Media content redirection

A content delivery server may allow users to redirect browsed content from one system to another. A user may install or activate a plug-in to a browser, such as an Internet browser, and the plug-in may be linked to the user's account on another service. As the user browses content... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

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11/23/17 / #20170339462

System and presenting content with time based metadata

Systems and methods are described for presenting content with time-based metadata. Methods may comprise transmitting the time-based metadata to a playback device. The time-based metadata may comprise a plurality of time stamps that are triggerable at different points of a timeline of content and one or more of the time... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170329762

Methods and systems for matching interests with content

Methods and systems are described for storing content that match topics of interest selected by a user or an automated process. Audio information associated with the content can be extracted, parsed, and grouped into topics. Incoming content with audio information that matches the topics of interest selected can be stored... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170330100

Moveable storage

A system for storing and moving data based on the location of a user or a change in location of a user is described herein. Data associated with a user may be stored at one or more storage devices associated with a location of the user. Some or all of... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170331612

Transmitting signals using directional diversity over a network

Methods and systems are disclosed for using a common frequency spectrum for simultaneous upstream and downstream communications in a network by implementing directional diversity techniques. Non-reciprocal coupling devices, such as circulators, may be configured in the network to provide unidirectional transmission of each signal to prevent interference. In some embodiments,... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170331871

Streaming and downloading of content

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and software are described for providing content to a device comprising streaming content and sending content in a non-streaming manner (e.g., by downloading a file containing the content). In some aspects, switching between streaming and downloading may be performed in a dynamic manner during presentation of the... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170332253

Systems and methods for providing services

Systems and methods for providing services are disclosed. One method can comprise receiving data having a first format and transmitting the data to a first device. The method may also comprise detecting a second device, automatically recognizing a supported second format of the detected second device, converting the data to... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170332289

Beamforming signaling in a wireless network

Methods, apparatus, and systems for wireless communications are described. Example methods, devices, and systems are described that utilize a precoding matrix indicator (PMI) computed based at least in part on first signals received via a first cell and on second signals received via a second cell. Information in a measurement... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170332304

Data routing for ofdm transmissions

Methods and systems are described for causing orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission of various portions of data via various nodes. For example, a first portion of the data may be transmitted, via a first node and using OFDM, to at least a second node. It may be determined that... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170332408

Primary and secondary cell group configuration

A wireless device receives at least one control message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into at least a first cell group and a second cell group. The first cell group comprises a first reference cell. The second cell group comprises a second reference cell. The at... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/16/17 / #20170332415

Determining a location of a device for calling via an access point

Methods and systems for facilitating a voice over packet (VoP) call involving a VoP device are disclosed.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/09/17 / #20170322992

Distributed data access control

Systems for distributed controlled access to data stored across a plurality of sources are disclosed. A plurality of content providers maintain user databases. A first distributed database contains a master identifier for each user of each content provider. Stored in relation to the master identifier are the locations of the... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/09/17 / #20170324659

Ascertaining per-hop network characteristics

A tool that may be used for querying and obtaining per-hop information along a network path, and/or for verifying the host name of each hop against a data repository such as the DNS. The query and response may be transmitted in, e.g., the destination options header of data packets, such... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/09/17 / #20170324985

System, device and transrating file based assets

A video transrater, and a transrater system and method. The transrater system and method may select an optimal bit rate from among a plurality of available bit rates in order to obtain a particular video quality and/or format.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/09/17 / #20170325054

Methods and systems for service transfer

Methods and systems for service transfer are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving a service at a first/current user device, detecting a movement of the first user device, determining a direction of the movement, and requesting the service be provided to a second/target user device in the direction of... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/09/17 / #20170325078

Text alternative to established voice call session

Methods and systems are described wherein an initiating device sends a communication requesting a voice call session with a recipient device. In response, the initiating device receives a communication indicating that the initiating device can provide a text message instead of establishing the voice call session. In some cases, the... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

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11/09/17 / #20170325188

Wireless communication system and method

Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. A base station may transmit a first message to a wireless device via a primary cell group. The first message may indicate information associated with content stored at one or more servers.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/02/17 / #20170316185

Streamlined digital rights management

A streamlined workflow for digital rights management (DRM) licensing for content such as media assets is achieved via an authentication server establishing an authenticated session that is referenced by other processes, whereby a content grant may include a key to desired encrypted content with a portion of the content or... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/02/17 / #20170318059

Single pass load balancing and session persistence in packet networks

Methods and systems for performing load balancing and session persistence in IP (e.g., IPv6) networks are described herein. Some aspects relate to a destination options extension header that may be used to store load balancing session persistence option (LBSPO) data, including a client identifier and a server identifier for each... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

11/02/17 / #20170318569

Carrier information transmission to wireless devices

Methods, apparatuses, and systems for wireless communications are described. A base station may send a message with configuration parameters to a wireless device, and the configuration parameters may be for at least two different types of carriers used for communications.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/26/17 / #20170310713

Establishing and managing connections for real time communications

Methods and systems related to supporting real time communications are disclosed. In one type of a real time communication session, prior to an offer and acceptance to perform real time communications, a communication channel may be established between a caller device and a callee device. Information related to addresses of... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/26/17 / #20170309277

Voice enabled screen reader

In some embodiments, a system may process a user interface to identify textual or graphical items in the interface, and may prepare a plurality of audio files containing spoken representations of the items. As the user navigates through the interface, different ones of the audio files may be selected and... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/26/17 / #20170310787

Resource request management

A resource management system may use information regarding the bandwidth status of a downstream communication path to determine what portion of queued content should be sent in the current available bandwidth timeslot. In some embodiments, multiple versions of the same requested content may be available, and the system may select... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/26/17 / #20170311042

Delivery of content

Examples of systems are described herein in which an item of content may be delivered to multiple devices within a group of devices at the same time while reducing bandwidth consumption. Such systems may also allow for attractive pricing and features that may encourage more users to consume the item... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/26/17 / #20170311213

Carrier configuration in wireless networks

Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. A handover of a wireless device may be performed, and one or more configuration parameters of a cell associated with the wireless device may be maintained.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/19/17 / #20170300289

Dynamic equalizer

Methods, computing devices, and systems that apply equalization settings for particular audio devices based on a content audio profile. A computing device may detect at least one audio device connected to the computing device and request a device sound profile of the at least one audio device from a database... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/19/17 / #20170302527

Device provisioning

The disclosure relates to provisioning end devices, such as wireless end devices. In one aspect, a wireless end device may be provisioned with a backend system without requiring a user to enter information to connect the wireless end device to a local wireless network. Moreover, the wireless end device may... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/19/17 / #20170302597

Remote latency adjustment

A method and system may allow for adjusting network latency experienced by a user. A first computing device may send a request to adjust the latency experienced by a terminal associated with a user. The request may be received at a second computing device which may identify a buffer size... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/19/17 / #20170302732

Dynamic content packaging

To be accessed on different media players, requested content must be delivered in a format that is supported by the requesting device. A dynamic content packager for encrypting and packaging requested content for different requesting devices at the time of consumption is disclosed.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/19/17 / #20170303233

Mapping and bridging wireless networks to provide better service

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing service to access nodes are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may generate a geographical coverage map comprising a plurality of wireless access nodes respectively at a plurality of geographic locations and a wireless coverage range for each wireless access node.... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/12/17 / #20170293752

Detecting unauthorized devices

Methods and systems are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide for receiving a provisioning request from a requesting device, and identifying one or more other devices proximate to or co-located with the requesting device. The methods and systems may include determining a location and other information of the one or... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/12/17 / #20170295396

Apparatus and recording content

Methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for switching streams in response to detecting a start trigger are presented. A program's start trigger indicating that the program is upcoming may be detected on a first stream, and in response to detecting the start trigger on the first stream, a second stream... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/05/17 / #20170289207

System and admission control of a communication session

Described herein are methods and systems for admission control of a communication session over a communication network. The methods and systems of the present disclosure may comprise determining whether a communication session originates from an originating device that is part of an autodialing system. If the communication session does originate... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/05/17 / #20170289223

Aligning content packager instances

Methods and systems for managing content are disclosed. As an example, a plurality of content fragment of a content asset may be generated and a plurality of time stamps may be associated with each of the plurality of fragments. A first time stamp may indicate a time a respective one... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/05/17 / #20170289601

Camera cloud recording

Systems and methods for dynamic communication and control of devices associated with a premises are disclosed. The systems and methods may include a device such as a camera that may be configured via configuration service to capture video of a premises and to transmit segments of the captured video having... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/05/17 / #20170289486

Methods and systems for environmental noise compensation

Some aspects of the disclosure relate to a system and methods for monitoring an audio signal that may comprise one or more device audio components, e.g., from a device presenting content and an ambient audio component. The system can determine the ambient audio component of the audio signal, and can... Comcast Cable Communications Llc

10/05/17 / #20170290074

Methods and systems for connecting to a wireless network

Systems and methods are described for connecting to a wireless network. In an aspect, when a wireless device is brought to an area in which two wireless networks are accessible, for example a public network and a private network, the device can reject a connection to the public network and... Comcast Cable Communications Llc








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