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1.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING WHEN TO SWITCH BETWEEN MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION MODES OF A TRANSCEIVER SUBSYSTEM

      
Document Number 02932940
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-12-17
Open to Public Date 2015-06-25
Grant Date 2018-11-06
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Konrad, Daniel C.

Abstract

A communication device (102) performs a method (300) for determining when to switch between multiple communication modes of a transceiver subsystem. The method includes detecting (304) an indication that a multimedia message is ready for transmission. The method also includes switching (306), by the transceiver subsystem in response to detecting the indication, from an infrastructure communication mode to a peer-to-peer communication mode, and transmitting (308) the multimedia message in the peer-to-peer communication mode. The method further includes determining (314) that the multimedia message transmission is complete, and switching (316), by the transceiver subsystem, back to the infrastructure communication mode in response to determining that the multimedia message transmission is complete.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 76/15 - Setup of multiple wireless link connections
  • H04W 4/12 - Messaging; Mailboxes; Announcements
  • H04W 88/06 - Terminal devices adapted for operation in multiple networks, e.g. multi-mode terminals
  • H04W 76/14 - Direct-mode setup

2.

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMISSION ON MULTIPLE FREQUENCIES FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY COMMUNICATION DEVICES

      
Document Number 02932561
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-12-01
Open to Public Date 2015-06-11
Grant Date 2018-01-23
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuchibhotla, Ravi
  • Love, Robert T.
  • Nory, Ravikiran

Abstract

This disclosure describes methods for communicating simultaneously on multiple frequencies in a wireless communication system (100). In various implementations, if a wireless terminal (118) receives a first set of data from a first base station (102) and a second set of data from a second base station (106) simultaneously on different frequencies, then it sends signals responsive to the first and second sets of data on different slots of a single uplink subframe and on different frequencies.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04W 72/04 - Wireless resource allocation
  • H04L 1/18 - Automatic repetition systems, e.g. van Duuren system

3.

SELECTING AN ACCESS POINT FOR WIRELESSLY CONNECTING TO A NETWORK

      
Document Number 02927189
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-10-16
Open to Public Date 2015-04-23
Grant Date 2018-03-20
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Salkintzis, Apostolis K.
  • Featherstone, Walter

Abstract

A method is performed in a mobile device (104) for selecting or excluding an access point for use in wirelessly connecting to a network (110, 114, 120, 122). The method includes collecting historical connection data for a first access point (302), wherein the historical connection data identifies a plurality of previous wireless connections to the network using the first access point and identifies a corresponding duration of each previous wireless connection (306). The method further includes: detecting that the first access point is available for a current wireless connection to the network (304); calculating an expected connection duration for the first access point using the historical connection data (306); and determining whether to select or exclude the first access point as a candidate for the current wireless connection based on the expected connection duration calculated for the first access point (310, 312).

IPC Classes  ?

4.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTION INDICATION SELECTION

      
Document Number 02920347
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-08
Open to Public Date 2015-02-12
Grant Date 2018-03-06
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lombardi, Michael J.
  • Patel, Mitul R.
  • Pierce, Amber M.
  • Stevens, Natalie J.

Abstract

A method on an electronic device (100, 200) is described. A touch screen display (105) of the electronic device (100, 200) is actively controlled in a higher-power mode of operation. The higher-power mode is discontinued to enter a lower-power mode of operation. In the lower-power mode: a first control signal is provided to the touch screen display (105) and a first image is displayed on a first area of the touch screen display (105); occurrence of a first touch input that corresponds to the first area is determined and in response thereto, a second control signal is provided to the touch screen display (105) and each action icon of a set of action icon is displayed on the touch screen display (105); occurrence of a second touch input that corresponds to an action icon is determined and in response thereto, an action indication for the current display session is selected and a corresponding selected action is performed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 1/32 - Means for saving power

5.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTION INDICATION SELECTION

      
Document Number 02989356
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-08
Open to Public Date 2015-02-12
Grant Date 2019-02-26
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lombardi, Michael J.
  • Patel, Mitul R.
  • Pierce, Amber M.
  • Stevens, Natalie J.

Abstract

A method on an electronic device is described. A touch screen display of the electronic device is actively controlled in a higher-power mode of operation. The higher- power mode is discontinued to enter a lower-power mode of operation. In the lower-power mode: a first control signal is provided to the touch screen display and a first image is displayed on a first area of the touch screen display; occurrence of a first touch input that corresponds to the first area is determined and in response thereto, a second control signal is provided to the touch screen display and each action icon of a set of action icon is displayed on the touch screen display; occurrence of a second touch input that corresponds to an action icon is determined and in response thereto, an action indication for the current display session is selected and a corresponding selected action is performed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance

6.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH FOLDED DISPLAY

      
Document Number 02910257
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-09
Open to Public Date 2014-10-30
Grant Date 2020-12-29
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Cavallaro, Alberto R.
  • Manea, Adrian G.

Abstract

An electronic device with folded display (500) is disclosed. The electronic device (500) includes: a housing (502) including a front surface (506), a rear surface (508) and edge surface (510); a flexible display (504); a controller (512) coupled to the housing (502) and flexible display (504), the controller (512) configured to control the operations of an electronic device; and the flexible display (504) extending along the front surface (506) and along at least one edge surface (510), forming a fold area (514) where the front surface (506) and the at least one edge surface(510) meet, such that the flexible display (504) includes multiple display surfaces. Advantageously, this structure can provide an enhanced electronic device with multiple displays and/or user interfaces and is adapted for mass production.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • G09F 9/30 - Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements in which the desired character or characters are formed by combining individual elements
  • H04M 1/02 - Constructional features of telephone sets

7.

OFF-CENTER SENSOR TARGET REGION

      
Document Number 02897131
Status Pending
Filing Date 2014-02-20
Open to Public Date 2014-10-02
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Steuer, Paul R.
  • Merrell, Thomas Y.

Abstract

In embodiments of an off-center sensor target region, a capacitive sensor (102) can include a target region (104) that is located off-center (112) relative to a center (106) of the sensor. A touch input to the target region of the capacitive sensor can be determined to be valid sensor input and a touch contact that correlates to the center of the capacitive sensor can be determined to be false sensor input. The target region of the capacitive sensor can correspond to a selectable control (208) that is selectable by a user to initiate a device function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures

8.

METHOD OF MAKING A DEVICE HOUSING AND DEVICE HOUSING COMPRISING A TRANSPARENT LENS WITH A STEPPED FLANGE

      
Document Number 02901774
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-25
Open to Public Date 2014-08-28
Grant Date 2019-10-01
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Allore, Joseph L.
  • Formenti, Michael J.
  • Lombardi, Michael J.
  • Neau, Michael L.

Abstract

A method of making a device housing involves providing a transparent lens (500) with a front surface and a rear surface, and a stepped flange (540) along at least a portion of the lens perimeter. The method includes injecting plastic onto the transparent lens perimeter, including the stepped flange (540), the plastic forming a plastic feature that has a front surface that is tangent to the front surface of the transparent lens (500), a rear surface that is tangent to the rear surface of the transparent lens (500), and that extends outward from the sides of the transparent lens away from a device width center line. The plastic feature is molded to the rear surface of the transparent lens at at least one of two ends of the device housing, and the plastic encapsulates a stepped middle surface of the transparent lens flange (540). A device housing that is made by this method is also included.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 45/14 - Injection moulding, i.e. forcing the required volume of moulding material through a nozzle into a closed mould; Apparatus therefor incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. injection moulding around inserts or for coating articles
  • H04M 1/02 - Constructional features of telephone sets

9.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVELOPING A SOCIAL HIERARCHY

      
Document Number 02893137
Status Pending
Filing Date 2013-12-03
Open to Public Date 2014-06-12
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Alberth, William P.
  • Morgan, William K.

Abstract

A method and apparatus for developing a social hierarchy for a user from a plurality of contacts includes, for each contact, tracking communications occurring between the user and the contact; determining, from the tracked communications, a rate of change for communications between the user and the contact; and identifying, based on the rate of change, a position in the social hierarchy for the contact. Another method and apparatus includes tracking communications occurring between the user and a contact in the plurality of contacts, wherein tracking a communication comprises identifying a method of communication and a time the communication occurred; determining, from the tracked communications, that repeated communication attempts were made between the user and the contact; and identifying, based on the repeated communication attempts, a position in the social hierarchy for the contact.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 8/20 - Transfer of user or subscriber data
  • H04W 4/16 - Communication-related supplementary services, e.g. call-transfer or call-hold
  • G06Q 10/10 - Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware; Time management, e.g. calendars, reminders, meetings or time accounting
  • G06F 17/00 - Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
  • G06F 19/00 - Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications (specially adapted for specific functions G06F 17/00;data processing systems or methods specially adapted for administrative, commercial, financial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes G06Q;healthcare informatics G16H)

10.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING CONGESTION ON A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

      
Document Number 02878450
Status Pending
Filing Date 2013-07-01
Open to Public Date 2014-01-16
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Droste, Scott T.

Abstract

To reduce the likelihood of APN congestion following a power restoration (902) a UE (116) that is communicatively linked to a network (102) may delay (906) its initial attach request (912) to the communication network (102) based on a function (904) of a randomly generated number or on a hardware identifier that is unique or nearly unique to the UE (116). Examples of hardware identifiers that may be used include the UE's International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI), the UE's International Mobile station Equipment Identity and Software Version number (IMEISV), and the UE's manufacturer serial number (MSN). Also, an operator-provided identifier, such as an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), may be used.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 48/02 - Access restriction performed under specific conditions
  • H04W 28/02 - Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
  • H04W 60/04 - Affiliation to network, e.g. registration; Terminating affiliation with the network, e.g. de-registration using triggered events
  • H04W 74/08 - Non-scheduled access, e.g. random access, ALOHA or CSMA [Carrier Sense Multiple Access]

11.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING A SIGNAL

      
Document Number 02838201
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-06-05
Open to Public Date 2012-12-13
Grant Date 2016-10-18
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Gibbs, Jonathan A.

Abstract

A method and apparatus for encoding a signal is provided herein. During operation a wideband signal that is to be encoded enters a filter bank. A highband signal and a lowband signal are output from the filter bank. Each signal is separately encoded. During the production of the highband signal, a downmixing operation is implemented after preprocessing, and prior to decimating. The downmixing operation greatly reduces system complexity. In fact, it will be observed that the highest sample rate in the prior-art implementation is 64 kHz whereas the sample rate in the system described above remains at 32 kHz or below. This represents a significant complexity saving, as do the reduced number of processing blocks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 19/02 - Speech or audio signal analysis-synthesis techniques for redundancy reduction, e.g. in vocoders; Coding or decoding of speech or audio signals, using source filter models or psychoacoustic analysis using spectral analysis, e.g. transform vocoders or subband vocoders
  • G10L 21/02 - Speech enhancement, e.g. noise reduction or echo cancellation

12.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOW COMPLEXITY COMBINATORIAL CODING AND DECODING OF SIGNALS

      
Document Number 02833737
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-04-20
Open to Public Date 2012-11-08
Grant Date 2017-10-03
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mittal, Udar
  • Ashley, James P.

Abstract

A method and apparatus for low complexity combinatorial coding and decoding of signals is described herein. During operation, an encoder (100) and a decoder (300) will utilize a first function in determining a codeword or vector when the size of the function is small. The encoder and the decoder will also utilize a second function in determining the codeword or vector when the size of the function is large.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 19/02 - Speech or audio signal analysis-synthesis techniques for redundancy reduction, e.g. in vocoders; Coding or decoding of speech or audio signals, using source filter models or psychoacoustic analysis using spectral analysis, e.g. transform vocoders or subband vocoders
  • G10L 19/10 - Determination or coding of the excitation function; Determination or coding of the long-term prediction parameters the excitation function being a multipulse excitation
  • H03M 7/30 - Compression; Expansion; Suppression of unnecessary data, e.g. redundancy reduction

13.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPATIAL SCALABILITY FOR HEVC

      
Document Number 02810905
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-03-12
Open to Public Date 2012-09-20
Grant Date 2016-07-19
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Baylon, David M.
  • Kung, Wei-Ying
  • Luthra, Ajay K.
  • Minoo, Koohyar
  • Panusopone, Krit

Abstract

In a video distribution system, a divider (105) to segment an input video stream (302) into partitions for each of a plurality of channels of the video stream is provided. A channel analyzer (306) is coupled to the divider wherein the channel analyzer decomposes the partitions. An encoder (106) is coupled to the channel analyzer to encode the decomposed partitions into an encoded bitstream (208, 210) wherein the encoder receives coding information from at least one of the plurality of channels to be used in encoding the decomposed partitions into the encoded bitstream. A decoder (124) receives the coded bitstream to decode the received bitstream and to reconstruct the input video stream. The decoder uses the coding information to decode the bitstream.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/61 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using transform coding in combination with predictive coding
  • H04N 19/122 - Selection of transform size, e.g. 8x8 or 2x4x8 DCT; Selection of sub-band transforms of varying structure or type
  • H04N 19/136 - Incoming video signal characteristics or properties
  • H04N 19/14 - Coding unit complexity, e.g. amount of activity or edge presence estimation
  • H04N 19/46 - Embedding additional information in the video signal during the compression process

14.

DISTRIBUTED RECORDING OF CONTENT

      
Document Number 02823074
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-12-28
Open to Public Date 2012-07-05
Grant Date 2016-11-15
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Saraf, Somesh
  • Rajan, Rakesh

Abstract

A method is disclosed for distributed recording of content in a client system having a home network connecting a content broker and a plurality of set-top boxes (STBs) with digital video recording capability. In a requesting STB, a command is received from a user to begin recording a content item. A query is sent from the requesting STB to the content broker to determine whether the content item is being recorded by any other STB of the plurality of STBs. A response is received from the content broker. If the response indicates that none of the plurality of STBs is then currently recording the content item, the content item is recorded in the requesting STB. If the response identifies a recording STB that is then currently recording the requested content, an internal content list is updated in the requesting STB to identify the recording STB.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/436 - Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB or inside the home
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/458 - Scheduling content for creating a personalised stream, e.g. by combining a locally stored advertisement with an incoming stream; Updating operations, e.g. for OS modules

15.

SERVICE KEY DELIVERY SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02824809
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-12-15
Open to Public Date 2012-06-28
Grant Date 2016-06-21
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Peterka, Petr
  • Chen, Kuang M.
  • Makam, Ambikacharan P.
  • Zhang, Jiang

Abstract

A Service Key Delivery (SKD) system for delivering a service keys to client devices in a communications network. The delivered service keys are operable to be used to decrypt an encrypted key operable to be used to decrypt an encrypted digital content. The SKD system includes a data input interface for receiving a distribution time frame for the keys and a listing of client device identifications. The SKD system also includes a scheduling module to partition at least part of the distribution time frame into a number of time slots in which the number may be based on a variety of factors. The scheduling module assigns the time slots in the partitioned part of the distribution time frame to the client devices based on the identifications in the listing. The SKD system also includes a message generator configured to send key delivery messages to the client devices.

IPC Classes  ?

16.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING PARENTAL CONTROL USING A PLAYLIST

      
Document Number 02828758
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-12-19
Open to Public Date 2012-06-28
Grant Date 2016-08-09
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Bradley, Bruce R.

Abstract

A method for providing parental control via a playlist is disclosed. A playlist is received from a control server. One or more channel change control messages are sent to a client in accordance with a playlist. The one or more channel change control messages include tuning information for tuning to one or more programs or channels at times indicated in the playlist. An apparatus for providing parental control via a playlist is disclosed. The apparatus may be a content delivery system headend. The content delivery system headend system may have a Switched Digital Video (SDV) manager for coordinating SDV sessions requested by subscribers over an access network. The headend may have an input for receiving content to be broadcast during the SDV sessions. The headend may also have a subscriber control unit for sending one or more channel change control messages to a client device in accordance with a playlist, the one or more channel change control messages including tuning information for tuning to one or more programs or channels at times indicated in the playlist.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/6543 - Transmission by server directed to the client for forcing some client operations, e.g. recording
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network

17.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURELY MOVING CONTENT

      
Document Number 02833529
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-12-19
Open to Public Date 2012-06-28
Grant Date 2017-03-14
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Shamsaasef, Rafie
  • Zhang, Jiang
  • Peterka, Petr

Abstract

A domain controller is provided for use with a content source and a media device. The content source can provide encrypted content and rights data corresponding to the encrypted content. The media device can provide a request for the encrypted content and the rights data. The domain controller includes a communication portion, a digital rights management portion and a memory portion. The communication portion can engage in a first bi-directional communication with the content source and can engage in a second bi-directional communication with the media device. The digital rights management portion can receive the rights data. The memory portion can store the encrypted content. The second bi-directional communication includes an authorization and authentication communication between the communication portion and the media device, a secure move message exchange between the communication portion and the media device and a content download from the communication portion to the media device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/00 - Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity

18.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING DIGITAL CONTENT

      
Document Number 02827078
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-12-15
Open to Public Date 2012-06-28
Grant Date 2016-05-10
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Brouda, David H.
  • Depietro, Mark G.

Abstract

A device is provided for use with a digital content provider and a content purchaser. The content provider can provide digital content and a first digital key, wherein the digital content has quantified digital rights associated therewith. The device includes a receiving portion, a security portion, a content database, an interface portion and a transmitting portion. The receiving portion can receive the digital content and the first digital key. The security portion can access the digital content with the first digital key. The content database can store the digital content. The interface portion can offer to the content purchaser the digital content and can enable the content purchaser to purchase the digital content in accordance with purchased quantified digital rights. The security portion can further encrypt the digital content with a digital key such that the content purchaser may use the purchased digital content.

IPC Classes  ?

19.

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO CRYPTOGRAPHY USING POLYMORPHIC CODE

      
Document Number 02833508
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-12-13
Open to Public Date 2012-06-28
Grant Date 2016-06-21
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Anderson, Lex Aaron

Abstract

A method and apparatus (20) for securing executable code embodying a cipher (12) using a metamorphic algorithm (24). The metamorphic algorithm (24) dynamically executes polymorphic primitives (43), each of which implements a functional component (41) of the cryptographic algorithm (12). When a halting condition is met, the output of the cryptographic algorithm (12) occurs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/00 - Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
  • H04L 9/00 - Arrangements for secret or secure communication

20.

A METHOD OF TARGETED AD INSERTION USING HTTP LIVE STREAMING PROTOCOL

      
Document Number 02825048
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-11-17
Open to Public Date 2012-06-07
Grant Date 2016-11-01
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Sun, Wendell

Abstract

A content delivery system and method (600) that receives a request for a content stream that includes splice points. The method receives (640) a playlist that includes an ordered list of media segment files that represent the content stream, and splice point tags, where generation of the media segment files aligns segment boundaries with the splice points in the content stream, and where each splice point tag is in a location in the playlist that corresponds to the position of one of the splice points in the content stream. The method identifies (645) an insertion position in the playlist based on the location of the splice point tags, selects (650) an advertisement segment, inserts (655) the advertisement segment at the insertion position to create a modified playlist, removes (660) the splice point tags from the modified playlist, and sends (665) the modified playlist to the video display device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/44 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments

21.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY TRANSCODING SIGNAL FROM ONE FORMAT TO ONE OF PLURALITY OF FORMATS

      
Document Number 02828760
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-10-27
Open to Public Date 2012-05-24
Grant Date 2017-08-22
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Schaffer, Mark L.

Abstract

A device is provided for use with an input signal and a selecting signal. The input signal has a first format, and the selecting signal has a first state and a second state. The device comprises a receiving portion and a transcoder portion. The receiving portion can receive the input signal and output a received signal. The transcoder portion is arranged to receive the selecting signal and can output a first transcoded signal when the selecting signal is in the first state and can output a second transcoded signal when the selecting signal is in the second state. The first transcoded signal is based on the received signal and is in a second format. The second transcoded signal is based on the received signal and is in a third format, wherein the first format is different from the second format, the first format is different from the third format and the second format is different from the third format.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/40 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using video transcoding, i.e. partial or full decoding of a coded input stream followed by re-encoding of the decoded output stream

22.

ADAPTIVE PROTOCOL/INITIALIZATION TECHNIQUE SELECTION

      
Document Number 02808915
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-08-31
Open to Public Date 2012-04-12
Grant Date 2016-08-09
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Thibeault, Brian K.
  • Hui, Wei-Hung
  • Morrissette, Marc L.

Abstract

A method for selection of an initialization technique and protocol for a communications device is provided. The method includes, but is not limited to, selecting a primary initialization technique from a set list of initialization techniques, implementing the primary initialization technique to initialize and move the communications device, and determining if the communications device has been initialized and moved. If the communications device has not been initialized and moved upon implementing the primary initialization technique, an additional initialization technique is selected from the set list of initialization techniques and implemented to initialize and move the communications device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04L 5/14 - Two-way operation using the same type of signal, i.e. duplex
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04M 11/06 - Simultaneous speech and data transmission, e.g. telegraphic transmission over the same conductors

23.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FEATURE BASED VIDEO CODING

      
Document Number 02810897
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-10-05
Open to Public Date 2012-04-12
Grant Date 2015-11-24
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Baylon, David M.
  • Kung, Wei-Ying
  • Luthra, Ajay K.
  • Minoo, Koohyar
  • Panusopone, Krit

Abstract

In a video distribution system, a divider (105) to segment an input video stream (302) into partitions for each of a plurality of channels of the video stream is provided. A channel analyzer (306) is coupled to the divider wherein the channel analyzer decomposes the partitions. An encoder (106) is coupled to the channel analyzer to encode the decomposed partitions into an encoded bitstream (208, 210) wherein the encoder receives coding information from at least one of the plurality of channels to be used in encoding the decomposed partitions into the encoded bitstream. A decoder (124) receives the coded bitstream to decode the received bitstream and to reconstruct the input video stream. The decoder uses the coding information to decode the bitstream.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/85 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using pre-processing or post-processing specially adapted for video compression
  • H04N 19/12 - Selection from among a plurality of transforms or standards, e.g. selection between discrete cosine transform [DCT] and sub-band transform or selection between H.263 and H.264
  • H04N 19/172 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being an image region, e.g. an object the region being a picture, frame or field
  • H04N 19/61 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using transform coding in combination with predictive coding
  • H04N 19/625 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using transform coding using discrete cosine transform [DCT]

24.

CODING AND DECODING UTILIZING ADAPTIVE CONTEXT MODEL SELECTION WITH ZIGZAG SCAN

      
Document Number 02810899
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-10-05
Open to Public Date 2012-04-12
Grant Date 2016-08-09
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lou, Jian
  • Panusopone, Krit
  • Wang, Limin

Abstract

There is a coding. The coding may include preparing video compression data based on source pictures utilizing a processor. The preparing may include processing a generated transform unit, including generating a significance map having a significance map array with y-x locations corresponding to the transform array. The generating may include scanning, utilizing a zigzag scanning pattern, a plurality of significance map elements in the significance map array. The generating may also include determining, utilizing the zigzag scanning pattern, a context model for coding a significance map element of the plurality of significance map elements based on a value associated with at least one coded neighbor significance map element of the significance map element in the significance map array. There is also a decoding including processing video compression data which is generated in the coding.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/122 - Selection of transform size, e.g. 8x8 or 2x4x8 DCT; Selection of sub-band transforms of varying structure or type
  • H04N 19/119 - Adaptive subdivision aspects e.g. subdivision of a picture into rectangular or non-rectangular coding blocks
  • H04N 19/129 - Scanning of coding units, e.g. zig-zag scan of transform coefficients or flexible macroblock ordering [FMO]
  • H04N 19/137 - Motion inside a coding unit, e.g. average field, frame or block difference
  • H04N 19/14 - Coding unit complexity, e.g. amount of activity or edge presence estimation
  • H03M 7/40 - Conversion to or from variable length codes, e.g. Shannon-Fano code, Huffman code, Morse code

25.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AUDIENCE REACTION TO MEDIA CONTENT

      
Document Number 02808910
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-08-31
Open to Public Date 2012-03-29
Grant Date 2018-01-23
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Crenshaw, James E.

Abstract

A system and method of measuring audience reaction to media content includes obtaining images or other information of each individual of the audience as the individual views the content and analyzing the images or other information with software to generate emotional response source data for each individual. The emotional response source data identifies the emotion or emotions or change of emotions of the individual as interpreted by the software. The emotional response source data of the individuals is aggregated to identify a set of primary emotions of the audience, and thereafter, the emotional response source data is re-evaluated in view of the primary emotions to refine and more accurately classify the emotional responses of each individual of the audience.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 60/66 - Arrangements for services using the result of monitoring, identification or recognition covered by groups or for using the result on distributors' side
  • H04H 60/33 - Arrangements for monitoring the users' behaviour or opinions
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning

26.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT USING VARIABLE DURATION MEDIA SEGMENTS

      
Document Number 02806473
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-09-22
Open to Public Date 2012-02-16
Grant Date 2016-11-29
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mccarthy, Sean T.
  • Du Breuil, Thomas L.
  • Hughes, Gary
  • Magee, Mark R.
  • Sun, Wendell

Abstract

A method and apparatus for an adaptive bit rate system (300) that includes a media segmenter (304). The media segmenter divides a streaming media content into a plurality of variable duration segments wherein a first of the plurality of variable duration segments has a duration different from a second of the plurality of variable duration segments so that one of the plurality of variable duration segments ends at a determined discontinuity in the streaming media content. The system also can include an encoder (302) for encoding the variable duration segments of the streaming media content. In addition, the system includes an adaptive bit rate server (306) for storing and transmitting the variable duration segments of the streaming media content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details of television systems
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/6373 - Control signals issued by the client directed to the server or network components for rate control
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
  • H04N 7/24 - Systems for the transmission of television signals using pulse code modulation

27.

LOCATING NETWORK RESOURCES FOR AN ENTITY BASED ON ITS DIGITAL CERTIFICATE

      
Document Number 02795169
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-04-05
Open to Public Date 2011-10-13
Grant Date 2016-07-05
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Nakhjiri, Madjid F.
  • Chan, Tat Keung

Abstract

A method and apparatus are provided for locating network resources over a communication network. The method includes receiving a digital certificate identifying a first entity and extracting information from at least one predetermined field of the digital certificate. The extracted information is used as input to a location generation function to create a resource locator (e.g., a URL). The network resource is contacted over the communication network in accordance with a communication protocol using the resource locator to obtain requested information concerning the first entity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol

28.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING TWO-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CONTENT FOR INSERTION INTO THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CONTENT

      
Document Number 02791870
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-03-07
Open to Public Date 2011-09-09
Grant Date 2017-01-17
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Luthra, Ajay K.

Abstract

A method and apparatus is provided that converts video content from a first format type into a second format type so that the video content can be viewed with other video content that has the second video format type. The method includes determining a first format of a first stream of video content (702) and determining a second format of a second stream of video content (704, 706). The method also includes converting (806, 808) the format of the second stream of video content into the format of the first stream and combining (812) the first stream of video content with the converted second stream of video content to form. In order to display the first and second video content streams the method decodes the combined first and converted second stream of video content using the first format.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/24 - Systems for the transmission of television signals using pulse code modulation
  • H04N 13/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

29.

ENCODER FOR AUDIO SIGNAL INCLUDING GENERIC AUDIO AND SPEECH FRAMES

      
Document Number 02789297
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-03-01
Open to Public Date 2011-09-09
Grant Date 2016-04-26
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mittal, Udar
  • Gibbs, Jonathan A.
  • Ashley, James P.

Abstract

A method for encoding audio frames by producing a first frame of coded audio samples by coding a first audio frame in a sequence of frames, producing at least a portion of a second frame of coded audio samples by coding at least a portion of a second audio frame in the sequence of frames, and producing parameters for generating audio gap filler samples, wherein the parameters are representative of either a weighted segment of the first frame of coded audio samples or a weighted segment of the portion of the second frame of coded audio samples.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 19/00 - Speech or audio signal analysis-synthesis techniques for redundancy reduction, e.g. in vocoders; Coding or decoding of speech or audio signals, using source filter models or psychoacoustic analysis

30.

DECODER FOR AUDIO SIGNAL INCLUDING GENERIC AUDIO AND SPEECH FRAMES

      
Document Number 02789956
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-03-01
Open to Public Date 2011-09-09
Grant Date 2016-05-03
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mittal, Udar
  • Gibbs, Jonathan A.
  • Ashley, James P.

Abstract

A method for decoding audio frames includes producing a first frame of coded audio samples, producing at least a portion of a second frame of coded audio samples, generating audio gap filler samples based on parameters representative of a weighted segment of the first frame of coded audio samples or a weighted segment of the portion of the second frame of coded audio samples, and forming a sequence including the audio gap filler samples and the portion of the second frame of coded audio samples.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 19/00 - Speech or audio signal analysis-synthesis techniques for redundancy reduction, e.g. in vocoders; Coding or decoding of speech or audio signals, using source filter models or psychoacoustic analysis

31.

A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING APPLICATION CONTINUITY

      
Document Number 02786270
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-12-30
Open to Public Date 2011-08-04
Grant Date 2016-05-03
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Black, Gregory R.
  • Boos, John P.

Abstract

A method of maintaining application continuity (900) and mobile computing device (200) are described. The method involves a mobile device running an application in synchronous communication with an application server. The application has a threshold communication null period for maintaining application continuity. The method (900) can include the steps of: operating (910) the application in synchronous communication with an application server, defining an active mode, wherein the synchronous communication is automatically enabled; providing (920) a dormant mode wherein the synchronous communication is automatically disabled in the mobile device for a predetermined duration; and interrupting (930) the dormant mode by momentarily communicating with the application server prior to a threshold communication null period, for maintaining application continuity. Advantageously, prior to a threshold period of communication inactivity, the dormant mode can be interrupted to maintain application connectivity, so the server will not stop the application and data will not be lost.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 52/02 - Power saving arrangements
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

32.

TEMPORARY REGISTRATION OF DEVICES

      
Document Number 02784025
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-12-17
Open to Public Date 2011-07-28
Grant Date 2015-06-30
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zhang, Jiang
  • Medvinsky, Alexander
  • Moroney, Paul
  • Peterka, Petr

Abstract

In a method of temporarily registering a second device with a first device, in which the first device includes a temporary registration mode, the temporary registration mode in the first device is activated, a temporary registration operation in the first device is initiated from the second device, a determination as to whether the second device is authorized to register with the first device is made, and the second device is temporarily registered with the first device in response to a determination that the second device is authorized to register with the first device, in which the temporary registration requires that at least one of the second device and the first device delete information required for the temporary registration following at least one of a determination of a network connection between the first device and the second device and a powering off of at least one of the first device and the second device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 9/08 - Key distribution
  • H04L 9/32 - Arrangements for secret or secure communication including means for verifying the identity or authority of a user of the system

33.

IP VIDEO DELIVERY USING FLEXIBLE CHANNEL BONDING

      
Document Number 02767725
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-07-27
Open to Public Date 2011-02-03
Grant Date 2015-04-07
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ulm, John M.
  • Maurer, Patrick M.
  • Patrick, Michael W.

Abstract

An IP video delivery system and method that allocates a first number of video streams for delivery on a number of channels that, provides a number of bonding groups, where each bonding group bonds at least one of the channels, and allocates a second number of video streams for delivery on the bonding groups. In one aspect, the method delivers the first video streams as unbonded on the channels. The bonding groups utilize bandwidth unused by the first video streams. In one aspect, the method utilizes bandwidth unused by the first or second video streams for high speed data. The method provides instantaneous load balancing to spread the first and second video streams across all available bandwidth in the channels, and delivers those video streams using a variable bit rate with no additional statistical multiplexing rate shaping to fit video streams into the channels.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/12 - Systems in which the television signal is transmitted via one channel or a plurality of parallel channels, the bandwidth of each channel being less than the bandwidth of the television signal
  • H04N 21/2381 - Adapting the multiplex stream to a specific network, e.g. an IP [Internet Protocol] network

34.

TRANSPORT PACKET DECRYPTION TESTING IN A CLIENT DEVICE

      
Document Number 02693749
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-02-19
Open to Public Date 2010-08-20
Grant Date 2014-04-01
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chan, Tat Keung
  • Medvinsky, Alexander
  • Moskovics, Stuart P.
  • Paison, Jason A.
  • Qiu, Xin

Abstract

In a method for testing a transport packet decrypting module of a client device, a first decryption operation of the transport packet decrypting module is implemented on a test encrypted control word using a content decryption key ladder to derive a test control word, a second decryption operation of the transport packet decrypting module is implemented on one or more test transport packets using the test control word via a predetermined content decryption algorithm, the KIV is derived from the decrypted transport packets, and the derived KIV is compared with a value stored in the client device to verify whether the transport packet decrypting module of the client device is functioning properly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/26 - Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements
  • H04L 12/70 - Packet switching systems
  • H04L 9/00 - Arrangements for secret or secure communication

35.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING VIA NETWORK GENERATED OVERLAYS

      
Document Number 02688701
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-12-14
Open to Public Date 2010-06-29
Grant Date 2018-01-16
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Grubb, David
  • Bontempi, Raymond C.

Abstract

In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, a mechanism is used to enable interactive functions via network generated overlays. This invention enables network operators to launch interactive functionality without requiring changes to existing equipment that exists in the field on the client end.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
  • H04L 12/16 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations

36.

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A DOMINANT IMPAIRMENT OF AN IMPAIRED COMMUNICATION CHANNEL

      
Document Number 02686086
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-11-23
Open to Public Date 2010-06-23
Grant Date 2013-02-26
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Thompson, Robert J.
  • Cooper, Michael J.
  • Moore, Charles S.
  • Moran, John L., Iii

Abstract

Methods are described for identifying a dominant impairment on a communication channel impaired by an interference issue. The methods include systematic examination of total power loading, systematic examination of signal power reduction, statistical examination of communication channel noise power, and systematic examination of interleaver effectiveness. Each relates to automatically diagnosing and characterizing distortion-based interference issues by monitoring the performance of a communication channel during a testing procedure. These methods enable a technician or engineer to remotely diagnose distortion-based interference issues relatively quickly without having to use external test equipment and without having to deploy technicians to various locations within the cable plant. A system by which these methods can be implemented is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 1/24 - Testing correct operation
  • H04L 1/20 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received using signal-quality detector
  • H04N 17/00 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details

37.

OBTAINING FROM A NETWORK MEDIA RELATED TO AN INCOMING CALL BASED ON RECORDS OF A DATA RELAY DEVICE

      
Document Number 02676306
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-08-21
Open to Public Date 2010-03-12
Grant Date 2014-06-17
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Cotignola, Christopher J.
  • Igval, Jacob
  • Patel, Dipak R.

Abstract

A data relay device comprises a modem, an adaptor, and a base station. The base station is configured to determine whether an incoming call has a corresponding record among one or more records of the data relay device, obtain media by using the corresponding record, and transmit the media to a customer premise equipment device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • H04L 12/66 - Arrangements for connecting between networks having differing types of switching systems, e.g. gateways
  • H04M 1/725 - Cordless telephones
  • H04M 3/42 - Systems providing special services or facilities to subscribers

38.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONSTRAINED DISTRIBUTION OF TELEVISION PROGRAM MATERIAL

      
Document Number 02675566
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-08-14
Open to Public Date 2010-03-05
Grant Date 2015-07-21
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Schaffer, Mark L.
  • Kassman, Todd T.
  • Stowe, James M.
  • Wirick, Kevin S.

Abstract

A method of distributing video program material, includes receiving a first multi-program transport stream (MPTS) containing multiple video services and distribution constraint data specifying at least one of the video services, and creating a second transport stream that contains at least the specified video service and complies with at least one constraint specified in the distribution constraint.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/434 - Disassembling of a multiplex stream, e.g. demultiplexing audio and video streams or extraction of additional data from a video stream; Remultiplexing of multiplex streams; Extraction or processing of SI; Disassembling of packetised elementary stream

39.

REPLACING IMAGE INFORMATION IN A CAPTURED IMAGE

      
Document Number 02724752
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-05-29
Open to Public Date 2009-12-03
Grant Date 2014-07-29
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mareachen, Russell D.
  • Super, Boaz J.
  • Chai, Sek M.
  • Yu, Tianli
  • Tang, Bei

Abstract

Described herein are systems and methods for expanding upon the single- distance-based background denotation to seamlessly replace unwanted image information in a captured image derived from an imaging application so as to account for a selected object's spatial orientation to maintain an image of the selected object in the captured image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 5/00 - Image enhancement or restoration
  • H04N 5/262 - Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
  • H04N 7/15 - Conference systems

40.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING PROGRAM INFORMATION

      
Document Number 02710004
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-12-22
Open to Public Date 2009-07-09
Grant Date 2015-11-17
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Stone, Christopher
  • Leary, Patrick J.

Abstract

A process receives content from a recording device. The content is provided through a transmission from a distribution system to the recording device and recorded by the recording device on a storage medium associated with the recording device. Further, the process receives, from the recording device, transmission data corresponding to the recorded content. The transmission data indicates one or more transmission identifiers that identify the transmission. In addition, the process sends the transmission data to a server. Finally, the process receives, from the server, program data that is descriptive of the content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/4722 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content
  • H04N 7/025 - Systems for transmission of digital non-picture data, e.g. of text during the active part of a television frame

41.

DEVICE DETECTION WITH SECURE IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION

      
Document Number 02706716
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-12-17
Open to Public Date 2009-07-02
Grant Date 2014-04-08
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Vogler, Dean H.
  • Kuhlman, Douglas A.
  • Li, Yi Q.

Abstract

Systems and methods for providing secure identity authentication amongst devices using identity information contained therein to facilitate data synchronization amongst the user devices, wherein the identity information in the devices are compared for authentication but not actually transmitted or exposed for unauthorized access to such information and to the devices.

IPC Classes  ?

42.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORISED USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA

      
Document Number 02707934
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-12-19
Open to Public Date 2009-07-02
Grant Date 2015-10-06
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Koukine, Anton Valerievich
  • Means, Owen Michael
  • Higgins, Sean Joseph
  • Osborne, Paul

Abstract

A method for protecting digital media content from unauthorised use on a client, is described. The method comprising the steps of receiving from a server on the client a list of processes, instructions, activity descriptions or data types that must not be active simultaneously with playback of the digital media content ("the blacklist"). The method further comprising checking, on the client, for the presence of any items on the list; and continuing interaction with the server, key management and playback of protected content only if no items on the list are detected on the client. A system is also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/10 - Protecting distributed programs or content, e.g. vending or licensing of copyrighted material
  • H04L 12/22 - Arrangements for preventing the taking of data from a data transmission channel without authorisation

43.

A METHOD FOR ALLOCATING A TEMPORARY RESOURCE REQUEST IDENTIFIER FOR ACCESSING A TARGET BASE STATION

      
Document Number 02700541
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-10-01
Open to Public Date 2009-04-09
Grant Date 2012-07-10
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Narasimha, Murali
  • Vukovic, Ivan N.

Abstract

The present invention provides for a method for allocating by a plurality of source base stations of a cellular wireless communication support infrastructure a temporary resource request identifier to a wireless communication device for accessing a target base station. The method includes identifying a list of temporary resource request identifiers associated with the target base station for use by one or more wireless communication devices, wherein the list includes a subset of one or more part time temporary resource request identifiers whose respective assignment to a corresponding grouping of one or more source base stations at a particular time is rotated between more than one of the plurality of corresponding groupings of one or more source base stations. The present invention further provides for allocating a temporary resource request identifier to a wireless communication device for accessing a target base station, where a corresponding one of the temporary resource request identifiers is allocated to a particular wireless communication devices, where the temporary resource request identifier includes a limitation of usage corresponding to particular communication time intervals during which the temporary resource request identifier can be used with the target base station.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 8/26 - Network addressing or numbering for mobility support

44.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENCODING A MULTI CHANNEL AUDIO SIGNAL

      
Document Number 02698600
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-09-09
Open to Public Date 2009-04-02
Grant Date 2015-01-20
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Gibbs, Jonathan Alastair

Abstract

An encoding apparatus comprises a frame processor (105) which receives a multi channel audio signal comprising at least a first audio signal from a first microphone (101) and a second audio signal from a second microphone (103). An ITD processor (107) then determines an inter time difference between the first audio signal and the second audio signal and a set of delays (109, 111) generates a compensated multi channel audio signal from the multi channel audio signal by delaying at least one of the first and second audio signals in response to the inter time difference signal. A combiner (113) then generates a mono signal by combining channels of the compensated multi channel audio signal and a mono signal encoder (115) encodes the mono signal. The inter time difference may specifically be determined by an algorithm based on determining cross correlations between the first and second audio signals.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 19/008 - Multichannel audio signal coding or decoding using interchannel correlation to reduce redundancy, e.g. joint-stereo, intensity-coding or matrixing

45.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVE USE OF CONTROL CHANNEL ELEMENT BASED IMPLICIT POINTING

      
Document Number 02694660
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-08-11
Open to Public Date 2009-02-26
Grant Date 2014-07-22
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Love, Robert T.
  • Nangia, Vijay

Abstract

A method for selective use of control channel element (CCE)-based implicit pointing. The method includes the step of determining whether a number of multiple user elements (UE) within a multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) group is greater than the number of resource blocks allocated to the MU-MIMO group. If the number of UEs in the MU-MIMO group is greater than the number of resource blocks allocated to the MU-MIMO group, the method further includes transmitting to each of the UEs of the MU-MIMO group acknowledgements on acknowledgement channels within a first acknowledgement bank and acknowledgements on acknowledgement channels within a second acknowledgement bank. A first portion of the UEs of the MU-MIMO group receives the acknowledgements on the acknowledgement channels within the first acknowledgement bank and a second portion of the UEs of MU-MIMO group receives the acknowledgements on the acknowledgement channels within the second acknowledgement bank.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 1/16 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received by using return channel in which the return channel carries supervisory signals, e.g. repetition request signals
  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path

46.

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL FRAME STRUCTURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02693348
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-08-15
Open to Public Date 2009-02-19
Grant Date 2014-05-27
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Talukdar, Anup K.
  • Cudak, Mark C.
  • Baum, Kevin L.
  • Ghosh, Amitava
  • Tzavidas, Stavros
  • Wang, Fan
  • Xu, Hua
  • Zhuang, Xiangyang

Abstract

A method performed by a wireless communication infrastructure entity, comprises allocating radio resources in a radio frame to a wireless terminals compliant with first and second protocols, characterized in that the radio frame includes a first and second protocol resource regions, a first protocol allocation control message allocating resources within the first protocol resource region to the wireless terminal compliant with the first protocol, and a second protocol allocation control message allocating resources within the second protocol resource region to the wireless terminal compliant with the second protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 72/04 - Wireless resource allocation
  • H04W 80/00 - Wireless network protocols or protocol adaptations to wireless operation
  • H04B 14/08 - Transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission characterised by the use of a sub-carrier

47.

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL FRAME STRUCTURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02838872
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-08-15
Open to Public Date 2009-02-19
Grant Date 2016-03-22
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Talukdar, Anup K.
  • Cudak, Mark C.
  • Baum, Kevin L.
  • Ghosh, Amitava
  • Tzavidas, Stavros
  • Wang, Fan
  • Xu, Hua
  • Zhuang, Xiangyang

Abstract

A method performed by a wireless communication infrastructure entity, comprising allocating radio resources in a super-frame including a plurality of radio frames wherein each radio frame includes at least two regions, characterized in that at least one frame of the super-frame includes a control message specifying a configuration characteristic of regions within each radio frame of a super- frame, wherein the configuration characteristic of the regions is selected from a group comprising a number regions, a type of region, and an ordering of the regions.

IPC Classes  ?

48.

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL FRAME STRUCTURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02838874
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-08-15
Open to Public Date 2009-02-19
Grant Date 2016-03-22
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Talukdar, Anup K.
  • Cudak, Mark C.
  • Baum, Kevin L.
  • Ghosh, Amitava
  • Tzavidas, Stavros
  • Wang, Fan
  • Xu, Hua
  • Zhuang, Xiangyang

Abstract

A wireless communication infrastructure entity configured to allocate radio resources, in a radio frame, to a wireless terminal compliant with a first protocol and to a wireless terminal compliant with a second protocol. The radio frame includes a first protocol resource region and a second protocol resource region. The radio frame includes a first protocol allocation control message that allocates resources within the first protocol resource region to the wireless terminal compliant with the first protocol, and a second protocol allocation control message that allocates resources within the second protocol resource region to the wireless terminal compliant with the second protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

49.

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL FRAME STRUCTURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02918494
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-08-15
Open to Public Date 2009-02-19
Grant Date 2019-02-19
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Talukdar, Anup K.
  • Cudak, Mark C.
  • Baum, Kevin L.
  • Ghosh, Amitava
  • Tzavidas, Stavros
  • Wang, Fan
  • Xu, Hua
  • Zhuang, Xiangyang

Abstract

A method performed by a wireless communication infrastructure entity, comprising allocating radio resources in a super-frame including a plurality of radio frames wherein each radio frame includes at least two regions, characterized in that at least one frame of the super-frame includes a control message specifying a configuration characteristic of regions within each radio frame of a super- frame, wherein the configuration characteristic of the regions is selected from a group comprising a number regions, a type of region, and an ordering of the regions.

IPC Classes  ?

50.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING LAYER-2 LOOPING IN HOME NETWORKING APPLICATIONS

      
Document Number 02693388
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-07-23
Open to Public Date 2009-02-05
Grant Date 2013-12-10
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Strater, Jay W.
  • Du Breuil, Thomas L.
  • Johnson, Gerald R.

Abstract

Embodiments of the invention generally pro-vide a method and apparatus for optimizing home networking interface selection in home networking applications. One em-bodiment of a method for selecting, at a set top box in a net-work, an active home networking interface from among a plu-rality of home networking interfaces includes activating the best performing home networking interface and deactivating the remainder of the home networking interfaces.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • H04N 21/436 - Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB or inside the home
  • H04L 12/42 - Loop networks

51.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIPLE CHANNELS IN A WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXED (WDM) OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH REDUCED RAMAN CROSSTALK AND NONLINEAR DISTORTIONS

      
Document Number 02683156
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-04-04
Open to Public Date 2009-01-08
Grant Date 2013-12-03
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wang, Jun
  • Litvin, Kerry I.

Abstract

A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting a WDM optical signal. The method begins by modulating an odd number of optical channels that are each located at a different wavelength from one another with (1) a respective one of a plurality of information-bearing electrical signals that all embody the same broadcast information and (2) a respective one of a plurality of RF signals having a common functional broadcast waveform, at least one of the RF signals being out of phase with respect to remaining ones of the plurality of RF signals. Each of the modulated optical channels are multiplexed to form a WDM optical signal. The WDM optical signal is forwarded onto an optical transmission path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04J 14/02 - Wavelength-division multiplex systems

52.

METHODS FOR HANDING OVER CALLS BETWEEN COMMUNICATION NETWORKS USING DISSIMILAR AIR INTERFACES

      
Document Number 02689164
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-06-18
Open to Public Date 2008-12-24
Grant Date 2015-08-11
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Bi, Hao

Abstract

A call in progress in a first communication network is handed over to a second communication network which uses a different air interface. To facilitate the handover, a present serving base station (204) commands a mobile communication device (202) to take measurements (312, 314) of surrounding cells of the second communication network. The measurements are sent along with a handover request (322, 324) from the serving base station (204) to a radio network controller (299) of the second communication network, which decides (326) upon a cell to which the call will be handed. A grant message including an identifier to be used by the mobile communication device (202) and an identifier of the base station (212) receiving the handover is transmitted back (330, 332) to the first communication network, and used by the mobile communication device (202) in handing over the call.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 36/30 - Reselection being triggered by specific parameters by measured or perceived connection quality data
  • H04W 36/14 - Reselecting a network or an air interface

53.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTION AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF CRYPTOGRAPHIC CONTEXT INFORMATION

      
Document Number 02621091
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-02-14
Open to Public Date 2008-08-28
Grant Date 2012-10-16
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Chen, Kuang M.

Abstract

Method and apparatus for distribution and synchronization of cryptographic context information is described. An aspect of the invention relates to synchronizing an encryptor and key management logic in a video distribution system. A request message is received from the encryptor. The request message includes authentication data and stream-dependent parameters associated with an internet protocol (IP) packet stream to be encrypted. Authenticity of the encryptor is verified using the authentication data. A cryptographic context for the IP packet stream is generated having the stream--dependent parameters and at least one encryption key. A reply message is sent to the encryptor having the at least one encryption key. Key stream messages having the cryptographic context are distributed towards user devices. The user devices are receiving an encrypted version of the IP packet stream generated by the encryptor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/32 - Arrangements for secret or secure communication including means for verifying the identity or authority of a user of the system
  • H04L 7/00 - Arrangements for synchronising receiver with transmitter
  • H04L 9/28 - Arrangements for secret or secure communication using particular encryption algorithm

54.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DIGITAL CONTENT USING CABLE MODEM TERMINATION SYSTEM (CMTS) BYPASS ARCHITECTURE

      
Document Number 02621090
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-02-14
Open to Public Date 2008-08-28
Grant Date 2012-01-24
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Joyce, Gerald R.
  • Brown, Christopher W.
  • Patrick, Michael W.

Abstract

A method and system for transmitting digital content, such as Internet Protocol television (IPTV) content, to a downstream modulator, such as an Edge Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (EQAM) modulator, within a cable system that includes a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), such as a modular CMTS (M-CMTS). Content is transmitted from a content source to the EQAM, via one or more networks, such as a regional area network and a converged interconnect network (CIN), in a manner that bypasses the M-CMTS. Conventionally, downstream IPTV content travels from the content source to the CIN, to the M-CMTS, back through the CIN and to the EQAM. By tunneling IPTV content directly to the downstream modulator, fewer M-CMTS components and less CIN switching bandwidth are involved than in conventional methods and systems. The cost savings associated with bypassing expensive CMTS components allows IPTV content delivery at costs comparable to conventional content transmission methods.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/16 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol

55.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE SUPPORT OF A LONG DRX IN AN LTE_ACTIVE STATE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

      
Document Number 02674747
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-01-08
Open to Public Date 2008-07-17
Grant Date 2013-08-06
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Suzuki, Takashi
  • Womack, James Earl
  • Young, Gordon Peter

Abstract

A method of DRX signaling in a long-term evolution infrastructure between an evolved node B (eNB) and user equipment (UE), the method having the steps of providing a DRX value in a header of a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC-PDU); acknowledging the MAC-PDU; and activating, deactivating or reconfiguring DRX based on the provided DRX value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 52/22 - TPC being performed according to specific parameters taking into account previous information or commands
  • H04W 36/30 - Reselection being triggered by specific parameters by measured or perceived connection quality data
  • H04W 40/24 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update

56.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL AMPLIFIER FOR USE IN A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK

      
Document Number 02607364
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-10-19
Open to Public Date 2008-06-28
Grant Date 2012-09-04
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Li, Ruoding
  • Grossman, Daniel B.
  • Weeks, William

Abstract

An optical amplifier including: an amplifier having an input port and an output port, which is disposed along a main signal line of the optical amplifier; a dummy laser generation circuit having an output coupled to the main signal line and operative for inputting a dummy signal into the amplifier; a first optical detector for detecting a power level of the dummy signal into the amplifier and outputting a first power level signal; a second optical detector for detecting an amplified power level of the dummy signal output by the amplifier and outputting a second power level signal; a memory device for storing calibration data regarding the gain characteristics of the amplifier; and a gain control circuit which receives inputs from the first optical detector and second optical detector, and has an output coupled to the amplifier. The gain control circuit operates to control the gain of the amplifier based on the first power level signal, the second power level signal and the calibration data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 10/073 - Arrangements for monitoring or testing transmission systems; Arrangements for fault measurement of transmission systems using an out-of-service signal
  • H04B 10/293 - Signal power control
  • H01S 5/06 - Arrangements for controlling the laser output parameters, e.g. by operating on the active medium

57.

VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING OPERATIONS BASED ON TELEPHONY SIGNALS

      
Document Number 02672053
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-11-26
Open to Public Date 2008-06-19
Grant Date 2012-08-28
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Du Breuil, Thomas L.
  • Kister, Thomas F.

Abstract

A video processing device (10) and method (40) for managing operations, such as digital video recording operations, based on telephony signals, including caller ID signals. The method includes receiving multimedia content, receiving telephony signals and performing one or more video processing device operations, such as digital video recorder operations, in response to receiving the telephony signals. The video processing device includes a processor for receiving and processing multimedia content, and a memory element or storage device for storing at least a portion of received multimedia content. The processor and/or the video processing device is configured to perform one or more video processing operations in response to receiving telephony signals or instructions based on the received telephony signals. For example, the video processing device can pause the playback of multimedia content to select end user display devices in response to all or select received telephony signals, including received caller ID signals.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 5/76 - Television signal recording

58.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATIONS

      
Document Number 02612032
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-11-22
Open to Public Date 2008-06-12
Grant Date 2011-08-16
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Buhrke, Eric R.
  • Danielsen, Carl M.
  • Li, Renxiang
  • Mohamed, Magdi A.
  • Tarlton, Mark A.

Abstract

A method and system for collaborative communications is described. In one embodiment, a central virtual reality communications environment is created. A plurality of client communication devices are connected to the central virtual reality communications environment. Each one of the connected plurality of client communication devices are represented as an avatar present in the central virtual reality communications environment. An uploaded data object is received from any one of the connected plurality of client communication devices. Finally, the data object is displayed in the central virtual reality communications environment to the connected plurality of client communication devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04M 3/56 - Arrangements for connecting several subscribers to a common circuit, i.e. affording conference facilities
  • H04N 7/15 - Conference systems

59.

USER INTERFACE METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING VOICE CALL REQUESTS FROM A MOBILE STATION BASED ON COMMUNICATION CONDITIONS

      
Document Number 02611320
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-11-21
Open to Public Date 2008-06-05
Grant Date 2012-12-18
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Willey, William Daniel

Abstract

User interface methods and apparatus for processing voice call requests based on communication conditions of a mobile communication device are disclosed. The mobile communication device includes one or more processors, a wireless transceiver coupled to the one or more processors, and a user interface which includes a visual display. A voice call request for a voice call is received through the user interface. If the voice call request is received during an out-of-coverage condition of the mobile communication device, the processor causes a call denial indication to be displayed in the visual display, which indicates that the voice call request could not be completed. The processor also causes a call reminder setup prompt to be displayed, which may be accepted or declined through the user interface. If an acceptance of the call reminder setup prompt is received, the processor causes a call reminder prompt for reattempting the voice call request to be displayed when an in-coverage condition of the mobile communication device is subsequently identified. The call reminder prompt, which may be accepted or declined through the user interface, reveals various call information regarding the previous voice call request such as the telephone number, name, and time of the previous request. If the call reminder prompt is accepted, the processor causes a voice call associated with the voice call request to be initiated. Additional call reminder techniques are disclosed to provide an even more flexible and easy-to-use interface.

IPC Classes  ?

60.

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY CREATING CONTENT CHANNELS BASED ON END USER WISH LISTS

      
Document Number 02669282
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-11-07
Open to Public Date 2008-05-22
Grant Date 2014-06-17
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adwankar, Sandeep M.
  • Carter, Anthony
  • Hill, Thomas C.

Abstract

A system (10), apparatus (12) and method (40) for providing content channels to end users based on end user wish lists. The method includes a domain channel manager apparatus accessing a plurality of end user wish lists maintained at end user devices, such as end user residential gateways and home servers. The domain channel manager accesses the plurality of wish lists and aggregates the wish list items, organizing and ranking the wish list items if necessary. Based on the aggregated wish list items from the plurality of end users, the domain channel manager retrieves content from all available content sources, such as content providers and existing content repositories. The domain channel manager creates content channels based on the retrieved content and offers those content channels to end users whose preferences match the content of the particular channel offered.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/20 - Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
  • H04N 21/23 - Processing of content or additional data; Elementary server operations; Server middleware
  • H04L 9/14 - Arrangements for secret or secure communication using a plurality of keys or algorithms
  • H04L 12/16 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations
  • H04N 7/025 - Systems for transmission of digital non-picture data, e.g. of text during the active part of a television frame
  • H04W 4/00 - Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor

61.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING DEVICE REDUNDANCY IN A FAULT-TOLERANT SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02611457
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-11-20
Open to Public Date 2008-05-21
Grant Date 2011-06-14
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Moscirella, Steven J.
  • Bjordammen, David M.
  • Jost, Arthur P.
  • Mack, Robert E.

Abstract

Method and apparatus for facilitating device redundancy in a fault tolerant system is described. One aspect of the invention relates to common redundancy for a set of devices in a redundancy group. Each of the devices is in either an active role or a standby role. Virtual configurations for the devices are stored in a management system. Advertisements are periodically sent from each of the devices in the active role to each of the devices in the redundancy group. Each of the advertisements includes a configuration sequence number. An update in one of the virtual configurations is announced by incrementing the configuration sequence number in at least one of the advertisements. An updated virtual configuration is obtained at each of the devices in the standby role from the management system in response to detecting the configuration sequence number as incremented in the at least one advertisement.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/14 - Counter-measures to a fault
  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration

62.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHARACTERIZING MODULATION SCHEMES IN A HFC NETWORK

      
Document Number 02601657
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-09-13
Open to Public Date 2008-04-26
Grant Date 2012-12-04
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Thompson, Robert J.
  • Cooper, Michael J.
  • Moore, Charles S.
  • Moran, John L., Iii

Abstract

The available modulation schemes of a network are analyzed to determine which ones contain excessive phase noise or narrowband interference. A network element is selected and assigned to a test channel at a first modulation scheme at a predetermined power level to achieve a predetermined PER. The network element transmits a test signal and the network controller measures the signal to noise ratio (SNR) in the received test signal. If the SNR is not within a predetermined tolerance range of an estimated SNR for the modulation scheme at the predetermined PER, the modulation scheme is determined to have excessive phase noise or narrowband interference. Each available modulation scheme is tested by instructing the network element to transmit the test signal using each modulation scheme and assigning the power level of each modulation scheme. The suitable modulation schemes may be determined.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 17/336 - Signal-to-interference ratio [SIR] or carrier-to-interference ratio [CIR]
  • H04L 12/70 - Packet switching systems
  • H04L 1/20 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received using signal-quality detector
  • H04L 12/26 - Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements
  • H04L 27/00 - Modulated-carrier systems

63.

OPTICAL PLANAR WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE FILTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

      
Document Number 02665498
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-10-04
Open to Public Date 2008-04-17
Grant Date 2011-12-06
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Riester, Markus
  • Pongratz, Siegfried
  • Schaller, Andreas

Abstract

An optical planar wavelength selective filter (100) is formed on a printed circuit substrate (110). Low optical loss polymers are used to make a layered structure that contains waveguides and free travel zones (240). A diffraction grating (270) is strategically placed on the printed circuit substrate (110) so that light from one waveguide (232) is diffracted by the grating to exit the free travel zone (240) and pass through the other waveguides (234, 236, 238). The low optical loss polymer is a reaction product of the hydrolysis and polycondensation reaction of organically functionalized alkoxysilanes. With a proper grating, the apparatus can be used as an optical triplexer at frequencies of 1310, 1490, and 1550 nanometers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 6/122 - Basic optical elements, e.g. light-guiding paths
  • G02B 6/124 - Geodesic lenses or integrated gratings
  • H04J 14/02 - Wavelength-division multiplex systems

64.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING DIGITAL DATA BETWEEN CIRCUITS

      
Document Number 02661008
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-07-31
Open to Public Date 2008-02-28
Grant Date 2012-01-24
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Perera, Jane
  • Young, Joseph D.

Abstract

A method and apparatus transfer digital data between a coder/decoder circuit and a signal processor. The transfer of the digital data includes (a) obtaining, at a first circuit, a block of data values having certain statistical characteristics, the first circuit being one of the coder/decoder circuit and the signal processor, (b) generating, at the first circuit, a data stream by encoding the block of data values based on the statistical characteristics thereof, (c) transferring the data stream to a second circuit via a data bus connecting the first circuit and the second circuit, the second circuit being the other of the coder/decoder circuit and the signal processor, and (d) reconstructing, at the second circuit, the block of data values by decoding the data stream received from the first circuit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 13/38 - Information transfer, e.g. on bus
  • H03M 7/30 - Compression; Expansion; Suppression of unnecessary data, e.g. redundancy reduction
  • H03M 7/46 - Conversion to or from run-length codes, i.e. by representing the number of consecutive digits, or groups of digits, of the same kind by a code word and a digit indicative of that kind

65.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA CLASSIFICATION USING A SELF-ORGANIZING MAP

      
Document Number 02598923
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-08-24
Open to Public Date 2008-02-25
Grant Date 2012-02-07
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Dara, Rozita
  • Azim, Jawad
  • Cicchello, Orlando
  • Cort, Gary
  • Khan, Mohammad Tauseef

Abstract

The described embodiments relate to methods and systems for data classification using a self-organizing map. Certain embodiments relate to a method of labeling data for training a classifier, comprising: obtaining data, the data comprising labeled data and unlabeled data; generating a self-organizing map of the data; and a labeling at least some of the unlabeled data based on proximity of the unlabeled data to labeled data within the self-organizing map to generate self-labeled data. The method may include training a classifier based on the labeled and self-labeled data. Other embodiments relate to systems and computer readable media configured to perform, or allow performance of, the method embodiments.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/18 - in which a program is changed according to experience gained by the computer itself during a complete run; Learning machines (adaptive control systems G05B 13/00;artificial intelligence G06N)
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means

66.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING CROSSTALK AND NONLINEAR DISTORTIONS INDUCED BY RAMAN INTERACTIONS IN A WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXED (WDM) OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02589851
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-05-23
Open to Public Date 2007-12-02
Grant Date 2012-06-19
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wang, Jun J.
  • Litvin, Kerry

Abstract

A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting a WDM optical signal. The method begins by modulating a plurality of optical channels that are each located at a different wavelength from one another with (1) a respective one of a plurality of information--bearing electrical signals that all embody the same broadcast information and (2) a respective one of a plurality of RF signals having a common functional broadcast waveform, at least one of the RF signals being out of phase with respect to remaining ones of the plurality of RF signals. Each of the modulated optical channels are multiplexed to form a WDM optical signal. The WDM optical signal is forwarded onto an optical transmission path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04J 14/02 - Wavelength-division multiplex systems

67.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY CHANGING THE PREAMBLE LENGTH OF A BURST COMMUNICATION

      
Document Number 02646453
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-02-14
Open to Public Date 2007-09-20
Grant Date 2013-09-10
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Cooper, Michael J.
  • Hui, Wei-Hung
  • Moran, John L.
  • Morrissette, Marc L.

Abstract

Preamble length of burst communication signals dynamically changed to compensate in changes to linear distortion of a communication channel. Pre-equalization coefficients are provided to network element which pre-equalize communications with the CMTS. Long preamble lengths are used for a select few communications while short preamble lengths are used for the rest of the communication signals. When change in distortion characteristics is detected, a station maintenance is performed on the affected network element and new pre-equalization coefficients are determined and provided to the network element. Alternatively, all communications may be provided with long preamble lengths and communications may continue while the CMTS determines new pre-equalization coefficients.

IPC Classes  ?

68.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCALING SELECTED AREAS OF A GRAPHICS DISPLAY

      
Document Number 02570677
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-12-11
Open to Public Date 2007-06-15
Grant Date 2011-11-15
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Wang, Yeqing

Abstract

A method (30) and apparatus (10) for scaling selected areas of a graphics display. The method (30) includes removing distortion-sensitive information from the graphics display, scaling or converting the format of the distortion- nonsensitive information, such as from one aspect ratio to another, and then compositing the removed distortion-sensitive information with the scaled distortion-sensitive information. Alternatively, the removed distortion-sensitive is scaled, distortion-free, before combining it with the scaled distortion-nonsensitive information. The apparatus (10) uses a recognition comparator (16) to identify distortion- sensitive information, a graphics remover (18) to remove the distortion-sensitive information, a first scaler (22) to scale the distortion-nonsensitive information, a second scaler to provide distortion-free scaling of the distortion-sensitive information, and a compositer (26) to combine the distortion-sensitive information with the scaled distortion-nonsensitive information. A graphics display can be converted using a conversion process that introduces distortion, yet distortion-sensitive information, such as logos, are not subject to such distortion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 3/40 - Scaling of a whole image or part thereof
  • G09G 5/391 - Resolution modifying circuits, e.g. variable screen formats

69.

GEOGRAPHICAL NETWORK INITIATED WIRELESS DEVICE FEATURE CONTROL

      
Document Number 02564673
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-10-19
Open to Public Date 2007-04-19
Grant Date 2011-06-07
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Islam, Khaledul
  • Alfano, Nicholas
  • Buckley, Adrian
  • Estable, Luis
  • Plestid, Trevor

Abstract

A method, apparatus and system for applying feature controls to features on a wireless device while the mobile is in a geographic area is provided. The wireless device receives instructions from a wireless network indicating which feature controls to apply. The wireless device determines that its position is within the geographic area and applies the feature controls.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 48/04 - Access restriction performed under specific conditions based on user or terminal location or mobility data, e.g. moving direction or speed

70.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL CHANNEL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION

      
Document Number 02624655
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-09-07
Open to Public Date 2007-04-12
Grant Date 2012-08-28
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Batariere, Mickael D.
  • Classon, Brian K.
  • Cudak, Mark C.
  • Sartori, Philippe J.

Abstract

A method and apparatus for control channel transmission and reception is provided herein. In particular, the use of a partitioned and structured control channel is provided that leverages the benefits of common control while maintaining favorable aspects of dedicated control. During operation, control information is distributed over a number of partitions (201). Each Pi is encoded (607) with monotonically non-increasing reliability level. Control information for a given remote unit can be distributed on one or several partitions, from P1 to Pk, where Pk is encoded with the lowest reliability level that can be decodable by the remote unit at an acceptable error rate.

IPC Classes  ?

71.

CROSS-PAGING BETWEEN COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

      
Document Number 02607165
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-05-05
Open to Public Date 2006-11-16
Grant Date 2013-12-24
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Xu, Xiang
  • Marin, James S.
  • Sayeedi, Shahab M.

Abstract

Providing cross-paging between circuit and packet data networks. A MS leaves its packet data session (a). A source AN/PCF sends a message to a Source MSC to request paging for packet data service from the network (b). The Source MSC responds with a message to the Source AN/PCF (c). The Source AN/PCF sends a new request from the network to a Paging AN/PCF (d). The Paging AN/PCF sends a request to a Serving MSC (e). The Serving MSC sends Serving BS to page the MS for packet data service (f). The Serving BS pages the MS for packet data service (g). The MS responds to the packet data service paging message (h). The Serving BS notifies the Serving MSC (i). The Serving MSC responds to Paging AN/PCF indicating that the MS was successfully paged (j). The Paging AN/PCF responds with new message to the Source AN/PCF (k). The MS sends a message to the Source AN/PCF and the Packet data session is reactivated (l). The MS sends a request to a Target AN/PCF (m). Dormant mode handoff procedures from Source AN/PCF to Target AN/PCF are performed to support mobility before data is delivered to the MS (n).

IPC Classes  ?

72.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LINK LAYER ASSISTED HANDOFF

      
Document Number 02570726
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-03-31
Open to Public Date 2006-11-09
Grant Date 2012-06-05
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Baba, Kamel A.
  • Ali, Mohammed D.
  • Natarajan, Kadathur S.

Abstract

Various embodiments are described to address the need for an apparatus and method that improves upon known handoff techniques, such as Mobile IP and Fast Mobile IP, to improve the mobility experience of an end user. OSI layer 2- originated indications of a handoff being imminent (301, 501, 502), a link down for handoff (307, 509, 510), and a new link up after handoff (309, 511, 512) are introduced. These indications can be used by applications (such as real-time/streaming applications on the mobile (101)) to take suitable proactive measures prior to an actual handoff. Examples of such measures include the buffering of data to be used during the handoff interval in a way that improves the seamless mobility experience of the end user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 36/02 - Buffering or recovering information during reselection

73.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CENTRALIZED MEMORY MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICES

      
Document Number 02604448
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-09-01
Open to Public Date 2006-10-26
Grant Date 2012-11-27
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Vitanov, Kamen
  • Bibr, Viera
  • Shenfield, Michael
  • Goring, Bryan R.
  • Fritsch, Brindusa
  • Wallis, Kenneth

Abstract

Methods and systems for controlling centralized memory management in wireless terminal devices. Memory management scripts associated with a wireless application are stored in a registry accessible through a data network for on- demand download and execution. A memory management kernel in each terminal device monitors a memory utilization of the terminal device. Based on the memory utilization, the memory management kernel interacts with an application gateway hosting the terminal device to download and execute one or more of the memory management scripts.

IPC Classes  ?

74.

MOTION GRAPHICS KEYING IN THE COMPRESSED DOMAIN

      
Document Number 02598408
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-03-23
Open to Public Date 2006-09-28
Grant Date 2011-01-04
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Quinard, Fabrice
  • Hollin, Benjamin Phillip

Abstract

Motion graphics keying in the compressed domain may be accomplished by receiving a compressed video stream comprising one or more source macrob locks, receiving a keyed graphics stream, determining which of the one or more source macrob locks overlaps with the keyed graphics stream, decoding only the one or more overlapping macroblocks to create one or more decoded macroblocks, combining the keyed graphics stream with the one or more decoded macroblocks to create a composited video stream, encoding the composited video stream to create an encoded composited video stream, and restoring the encoded composited video stream in the compressed video stream in place of the one or more overlapping macroblocks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 1/66 - TRANSMISSION - Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission for improving efficiency of transmission

75.

CONFIGURABLE AND PUSHABLE CARRIER COMMUNICATIONS WITH RICH CONTENT

      
Document Number 02539916
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-03-16
Open to Public Date 2006-09-18
Grant Date 2013-08-06
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Yang, Lianghua

Abstract

Apparatus, methods, data structures, and computer programming for the display on mobile wireless communications devices of information without the authorization or control of administrative servers. Displayed information can include, for example, carrier logos, news, and advertisements presented at the initiative of local service providers or other third-party systems. The local service providers or other parties are enabled to control the location and manner of the displays, as well as the content of data displayed. Providing control over the display to the local service provider enables, among other advantages, the transmission and display of much richer content, in more flexible manner than has heretofore been possible, including static and dynamic graphic images. The Application can be particularly useful in GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS systems.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/06 - Selective distribution of broadcast services, e.g. multimedia broadcast multicast service [MBMS]; Services to user groups; One-way selective calling services
  • H04W 92/10 - Interfaces between hierarchically different network devices between terminal device and access point, i.e. wireless air interface

76.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERSION OF WEB SERVICES APPLICATIONS INTO COMPONENT BASED APPLICATIONS FOR DEVICES

      
Document Number 02538561
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-03-03
Open to Public Date 2006-09-03
Grant Date 2013-06-11
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Shenfield, Michael

Abstract

A system and method is provided for converting a page-based application having at least one presentation page comprising embedded data elements and embedded message elements for interaction with a user interface to a component-based application configured for execution on a device configured for communication over a network with a schema-defined service of a data source. Page metadata representing a portion of a selected page is assembled and expressed in a first structured definition language. Embedded message elements and data elements are respectively converted into an operatively coupled message component and a data component, respectively containing message descriptors and data descriptors expressed in a selected structured definition language of the component based application. A dependency link associated with an event corresponding to the embedded elements is generated for describing a workflow of the components in respect to operation of the component based application when executed on a user interface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 9/44 - Arrangements for executing specific programs
  • G06F 15/18 - in which a program is changed according to experience gained by the computer itself during a complete run; Learning machines (adaptive control systems G05B 13/00;artificial intelligence G06N)

77.

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING A VARIABLE SPEED INPUT APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

      
Document Number 02536299
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-02-14
Open to Public Date 2006-08-15
Grant Date 2010-09-21
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Fyke, Steven H.

Abstract

An improved handheld electronic device and method provide an input apparatus having a number of input members, at least a portion of the input members being movable among an unactuated position, a first actuated position, and a second actuated position in order to provide input. The improved method of enabling input into the handheld electronic device includes detecting a first input from a first input member, responsive to the first input, performing a first navigational function, such as a scrolling operation, at a first speed, detecting a second input form the first input member and, responsive to the second input, performing the first navigational function at a second speed, the second speed being different (e.g., greater) than the first speed. The input apparatus may include a substantially sealable, resilient membrane with the input members being disposed on the resilient membrane in order to provide an improved, ruggedized input apparatus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 15/02 - Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general manually operated with input through keyboard and computation using a built-in program, e.g. pocket calculators

78.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF DATA

      
Document Number 02533360
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-01-20
Open to Public Date 2006-08-09
Grant Date 2009-07-14
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wang, Fan
  • Ghosh, Amitava
  • Sankaran, Chandrasekar
  • Tan, Jun

Abstract

Various embodiments are described to provide for the transmission and reception of data in an improved manner. Data transmission is improved by including in a transmitter a null generator (110) to generate an output data symbol sequence that exhibits nulls in the frequency domain at particular frequencies that an input data symbol sequence does not. A pilot inserter (120) then adds a pilot symbol sequence to this output data symbol sequence to create a combined symbol sequence. Since the pilot symbol sequence exhibits pilot signals corresponding to the nulls of the output data symbol sequence in the frequency domain, the combined symbol sequence exhibits pilots that are orthogonal to the data in the frequency domain.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 1/69 - Spread spectrum techniques
  • H04B 1/707 - Spread spectrum techniques using direct sequence modulation
  • H04J 13/00 - Code division multiplex systems

79.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RAMAN CROSSTALK REDUCTION VIA IDLE DATA PATTERN CONTROL

      
Document Number 02594288
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-12-22
Open to Public Date 2006-07-06
Grant Date 2012-04-03
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Effenberger, Frank J.

Abstract

Methods and apparatus are provided for reducing Raman crosstalk in a wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) optical fiber transmission system (10) that transmits a multiplex of channels. Idle data is sent over one or more of the channels of the WDM system in order to maintain the optical link (30) when user data is not being sent. The idle data has an idle data pattern, which can be controlled such that a power spectral density of a signal carried by at least one channel is shifted in order to reduce Raman crosstalk between the channels. For example, the power spectral density may be shifted away from lower frequencies of the channel, and toward the higher frequencies, by controlling the idle data pattern. Alternatively, the power spectral density may be shifted towards unused frequencies of the channel, by controlling the idle data pattern.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 10/2537 - Arrangements specific to fibre transmission for the reduction or elimination of distortion or dispersion due to scattering processes, e.g. Raman or Brillouin scattering
  • H04J 14/02 - Wavelength-division multiplex systems
  • H04L 12/70 - Packet switching systems

80.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC ZOOM

      
Document Number 02594304
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-12-28
Open to Public Date 2006-07-06
Grant Date 2010-02-16
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Burke, Lawrence A.

Abstract

A system and method for automatically zooming "in" and "out" a video content stream to adjust for Ratio Mismatches is disclosed. The present invention is particularly applicable to 4:3 video content delivered in a 16:9 video content stream. The present invention scans for the presence of Pillar Bars. When Pillar Bars are detected by the present invention, after waiting a pre- determined period to confirm the presence and size of the Pillar Bars, the present invention initiates a slow stretching the video content stream to eliminate the Pillar Bars. When the video content stream changes back to without Pillar Bars, the present invention initiates a slow zooming out to a full pixel representation of the video content stream.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering

81.

DATA ERROR DETECTION AND MITIGATION SYSTEMS AND SUPPORTING METHOD AND APPARATUS

      
Document Number 02525738
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-11-04
Open to Public Date 2006-06-20
Grant Date 2011-10-25
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Meidan, Amir
  • Johns, Michael D.

Abstract

A data error detection and mitigation system has been provided with a tiered approach. A set of received (104) data frames, which are ordered, are divided (106) into multiple groups, wherein at least one of the groups includes at least two nonconsecutive data frames. With these multiple groups, a data error check is inserted (108) for at least one of these groups. The data frames can relate to various types of information, such as audio, speech, video, images, files, or any data format with substantial similarity between successive frames.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 1/00 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received
  • H04L 1/22 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received using redundant apparatus to increase reliability

82.

TEXT MESSAGING CONVERSATION USER INTERFACE FUNCTIONALITY

      
Document Number 02529872
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-12-12
Open to Public Date 2006-06-13
Grant Date 2008-10-07
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Klassen, Gerhard Dietrich
  • Kuhl, Lawrence Edward
  • Wisebourt, Shaul S.

Abstract

A computer readable medium, method and user device for a user interface functionality for SMS and SMS-like message conversations is provided. A group of individual SMS messages is treated as a single entity by the SMS conversation UI, the SMS conversation history UI saves space by including the SMS editor within the conversation history panel, and displays a pop-up display with useful information regarding the SMS message being edited.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/14 - Short messaging services, e.g. short message service [SMS] or unstructured supplementary service data [USSD]

83.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUTHORIZED ACCESS TO DIGITAL CONTENT

      
Document Number 02586172
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-11-17
Open to Public Date 2006-05-26
Grant Date 2011-11-01
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Medvinsky, Alexander

Abstract

Described herein are embodiments that provide an approach to cryptographic key management for a digital rights management (DRM) architecture that includes multiple levels of key management for minimizing bandwidth usage while maximizing security for the DRM architecture. In one embodiment, there is provided a data structure for cryptographic key management that includes a public/private key pair and three additional layers of symmetric keys for authorizing access to a plurality of contents.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/6334 - Control signals issued by server directed to the network components or client directed to client for authorisation, e.g. by transmitting a key
  • H04N 21/4405 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs involving video stream decryption
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry

84.

DFE TO FFE EQUALIZATION COEFFICIENT CONVERSION PROCESS FOR DOCSIS 2.0

      
Document Number 02585720
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-10-21
Open to Public Date 2006-05-11
Grant Date 2013-12-03
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Azenkot, Yehuda
  • Rakib, Selim Shlomo
  • Tal, Nathalie Anny

Abstract

A method and apparatus for converting FFE (72) and FBE (76) coefficients from a DOCSIS compatible cable modem termination system upstream equalizer into FFE only coefficients to be sent down to the cable modem which transmitted the training burst which resulted in convergence on the FFE and FBE coefficients. The method involves programming an FBE like conversion structure comprised of an FFE filter and an FBE filter whose outputs are summed (70) with the FFE and FBE coefficients from the CMTS equalizer. The FFE coefficients are stored in the FFE filter of the conversion structure. The FBE coefficients are stored in an FBE filter of the conversion structure. Then, an input vector which simulates the Dirac function (an impulse) is input to the conversion structure to derive coefficients at its output (86) which define the impulse response and transfer function of the conversion structure. These coefficients are the FFE only coefficients which may be used to select a subset of 24 for sending to the cable modem.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H03K 5/159 - Applications of delay lines not covered by the preceding subgroups

85.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCRYPTION OF OVER-THE-AIR COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02733205
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-09-12
Open to Public Date 2006-04-06
Grant Date 2012-03-06
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Luz, Yuda Y.
  • Crocker, Ronald T.
  • Harris, John M.

Abstract

A communication device (202) converts a bit stream to multiple symbols and provides encryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each symbol of the multiple symbols to produce multiple encrypted symbols. Each encrypted symbol of the multiple encrypted symbols is modulated with an orthogonal (214) subcarrier to produce at least one modulated subcarrier and the at least one modulated subcarrier is then transmitted (278) via a wireless link. On a receive side (260), a receiving (260) communication device (250) receives the transmitted (230), encrypted symbols and provides decryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each encrypted symbol in correspondence with the phase (234) used to encrypt the symbol at the transmit side.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 12/00 - Security arrangements, e.g. access security or fraud detection; Authentication, e.g. verifying user identity or authorisation; Protecting privacy or anonymity
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity
  • H04W 12/04 - Key management

86.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCRYPTION OF OVER-THE-AIR COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02826134
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-09-12
Open to Public Date 2006-04-06
Grant Date 2016-01-12
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Luz, Yuda Y.
  • Crocker, Ronald T.
  • Harris, John M.

Abstract

A communication device (202) converts a bit stream to multiple symbols and provides encryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each symbol of the multiple symbols to produce multiple encrypted symbols. Each encrypted symbol of the multiple encrypted symbols is modulated with an orthogonal (214) subcarrier to produce at least one modulated subcarrier and the at least one modulated subcarrier is then transmitted (278) via a wireless link. On a receive side (260), a receiving (260) communication device (250) receives the transmitted (230), encrypted symbols and provides decryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each encrypted symbol in correspondence with the phase (234) used to encrypt the symbol at the transmit side.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity
  • G09C 1/00 - Apparatus or methods whereby a given sequence of signs, e.g. an intelligible text, is transformed into an unintelligible sequence of signs by transposing the signs or groups of signs or by replacing them by others according to a predetermined system
  • H04L 27/18 - Phase-modulated carrier systems, i.e. using phase-shift keying

87.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCRYPTION OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

      
Document Number 02579983
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-09-12
Open to Public Date 2006-04-06
Grant Date 2011-05-17
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor Kloos, Michael

Abstract

A communication device (202) encrypts symbols at a physical layer in order to improve encryption of data transmitted over a wireless link. A symbol mapper (208) of the communication device receives a bit stream comprising multiple bits and maps the multiple bits to multiple symbols. An amplitude and phase adjuster (210) of the communication device receives the multiple symbols and encrypts the symbols by applying at least one of a phase shift and an amplitude adjustment to each symbol to produce multiple encrypted symbols for transmission over a wireless link. In another embodiment of the present invention, a communication device (250) is provided that is able to decrypt the encrypted symbols by applying at least one of a phase shift and an amplitude adjustment to each encrypted symbol that corresponds to a phase shift or an amplitude adjustment applied to the symbol by a transmitting communication device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04K 1/02 - Secret communication by adding a second signal to make the desired signal unintelligible
  • H04K 1/04 - Secret communication by frequency scrambling, i.e. by transposing or inverting parts of the frequency band or by inverting the whole band

88.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCRYPTION OF OVER-THE-AIR COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02580106
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-09-12
Open to Public Date 2006-04-06
Grant Date 2013-11-12
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Luz, Yuda Y.
  • Crocker, Ronald T.
  • Harris, John M.

Abstract

A communication device (202) converts a bit stream to multiple symbols and provides encryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each symbol of the multiple symbols to produce multiple encrypted symbols. Each encrypted symbol of the multiple encrypted symbols is modulated with an orthogonal (214) subcarrier to produce at least one modulated subcarrier and the at least one modulated subcarrier is then transmitted (278) via a wireless link. On a receive side (260), a receiving (260) communication device (250) receives the transmitted (230), encrypted symbols and provides decryption at a physical layer by shifting a phase of each encrypted symbol in correspondence with the phase (234) used to encrypt the symbol at the transmit side.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 12/00 - Security arrangements, e.g. access security or fraud detection; Authentication, e.g. verifying user identity or authorisation; Protecting privacy or anonymity
  • H04W 12/02 - Protecting privacy or anonymity

89.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SAVING MEMORY CONTENTS OF A DATA PROCESSING DEVICE ON POWER FAILURE

      
Document Number 02522122
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-10-03
Open to Public Date 2006-04-04
Grant Date 2009-11-24
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Madter, Richard C.
  • Werder, Karin Alicia
  • Huang, Wei Yao

Abstract

A system and method for automatically saving the contents of volatile memory in a data processing device on power failure. A secondary power supply is provided, which upon failure of the primary power supply supplies power long enough for all modified information stored in volatile memory to be written to a non-volatile memory device such as NAND flash in an AutoSave procedure. In the preferred embodiment modified sectors in volatile memory are flagged, and only modified sectors with a directory list are written to non-volatile memory during the AutoSave procedure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 12/16 - Protection against loss of memory contents
  • G06F 1/30 - Means for acting in the event of power-supply failure or interruption, e.g. power-supply fluctuations

90.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUTHORIZED ACCESS TO DIGITAL CONTENT

      
Document Number 02580380
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-09-16
Open to Public Date 2006-03-30
Grant Date 2013-10-15
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Medvinsky, Alexander
  • Moroney, Paul
  • Pterka, Petr
  • Sprunk, Eric, J.

Abstract

Described herein are embodiments that provide an approach to cryptographic key management for a digital rights management (DRM) architecture that includes multiple levels of key management for minimizing bandwidth usage while maximizing security for the DRM architecture. In one embodiment, there is provided a data structure for cryptographic key management that includes a public/private key pair and three additional layers of symmetric keys for authorizing access to a plurality of contents.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/25 - Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04L 9/08 - Key distribution

91.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT ADDITION OF NETWORK RESOURCES

      
Document Number 02514284
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-07-28
Open to Public Date 2006-02-27
Grant Date 2011-05-03
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mack, Robert E.
  • Randell, Scott
  • Brouda, David H.

Abstract

A system and method for efficiently adding a new network resource to a digital video network, without the need to purchase costly ancillary network hardware or extensive manual configuration, is disclosed. The inventive system and method provide for a loop-through for adding new resources to a digital video network. The present invention provides for the resources to be daisy chained from the network switch, where each resource is configured simply as either a loop-through ("LT") resource or the "last" resource in the daisy chain. Then, only upstream traffic with Media Access Control ("MAC") addresses of upstream LT resources are transmitted out of the loop- through by the last network resource.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/02 - Data switching networks - Details
  • H04L 12/12 - Arrangements for remote connection or disconnection of substations or of equipment thereof
  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
  • H04N 7/24 - Systems for the transmission of television signals using pulse code modulation

92.

METHOD FOR RADIO BEARER OPTIMIZATION THROUGH AN ADAPTIVE ACCESS PROBABILITY FACTOR

      
Document Number 02547937
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-04-04
Open to Public Date 2006-01-19
Grant Date 2010-06-22
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Cai, Zhijun
  • Al-Bakri, Ban
  • Burbidge, Richard C.

Abstract

A communication system (100) determines whether to establish a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication for conveyance of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) data based on a number of user equipments (102-104) being serviced by the communication system for MBMS service. The system broadcasts an access probability factor (154) in a control message to the user equipments. For a large number of MBMS users being counted (158), the method will select a point-to-multipoint broadcast (160). If the number of user equipments being counted is relatively small, the access probability factor is modified by a ratio of the number of point-to-point connections over the point- to-multipoint connections over the number of users being counted (174). The UE may need to join multiple base stations' in the counting procedure to obtain the system diversity gain.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04J 3/02 - Time-division multiplex systems - Details
  • H04J 3/16 - Time-division multiplex systems in which the time allocation to individual channels within a transmission cycle is variable, e.g. to accommodate varying complexity of signals, to vary number of channels transmitted

93.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING PACKET DATA LOSS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

      
Document Number 02510641
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-06-23
Open to Public Date 2006-01-06
Grant Date 2010-04-20
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sayeedi, Shahab M.
  • Farcasanu, Anda M.

Abstract

Various embodiments are described to address the need for more effective management of packet data loss in wireless communication systems. When a packet data destination (131) that is receiving a flow of packets for a packet data service instance indicates to the packet data source (141) of the flow that the flow should be suspended, it also indicates to the source how to process packets for the service instance while the flow transmission is suspended. For example, the packet data destination may indicate an event or condition that is triggering the flow suspension, the source can then begin buffering packets, discarding packets, starting timers, and/or taking other packet processing actions to manage packet data loss in view of the packet data destination's indication. Alternatively, the packet data destination may explicitly indicate the packet processing actions the source should take while the packet flow is suspended.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 48/06 - Access restriction performed under specific conditions based on traffic conditions
  • H04W 28/04 - Error control
  • H04W 28/14 - Flow control using intermediate storage

94.

IN-BAND SIGNALING TO CONTROL ENCRYPTION AND TRANSCODING RESOURCES IN VOD/ON-DEMAND SYSTEM

      
Document Number 02508683
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-05-27
Open to Public Date 2005-12-21
Grant Date 2013-12-17
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Brown, Christopher W.
  • Jost, Arthur P.
  • Mack, Robert Edward

Abstract

A method (30) for controlling flow of a video content signal through a communications system, such as a video on-demand system (10) creates (39) a unique message for each individual video content signal and attaches (41) the unique message to each individual video content signal prior to transmitting (41-47) the video content signal through the communications system (10) to a designed end user system (19). In one exemplary embodiment, the unique message comprises an in-band signaling message, such as a message inserted in a program map table in an MPEG packetized signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/08 - Systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal, e.g. additional information signals, the signals occupying wholly or partially the same frequency band
  • H04L 27/34 - Amplitude- and phase-modulated carrier systems, e.g. quadrature-amplitude modulated carrier systems
  • H04L 29/02 - Communication control; Communication processing

95.

MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE COMPRISING MULTI-FREQUENCY BAND ANTENNA AND RELATED METHODS

      
Document Number 02552814
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-01-28
Open to Public Date 2005-12-15
Grant Date 2008-04-29
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Qi, Yihong
  • Man, Ying Tong
  • Jarmuszewski, Perry

Abstract

A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing and a multi- frequency band antenna carried within the housing. The multi-frequency band antenna may include a main loop conductor having a gap therein defining first and second ends of the main loop conductor, a first branch conductor having a first end connected adjacent the first end of the main loop conductor and having a second end defining a first feed point, and a second branch conductor having a first end connected adjacent the second end of the main loop conductor and a second end defining a second feed point. The antenna may further include a tuning branch conductor having a first end connected to the main loop conductor between the respective first ends of the first and second branches.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 88/02 - Terminal devices
  • H01Q 5/10 - Resonant antennas
  • H01Q 7/00 - Loop antennas with a substantially uniform current distribution around the loop and having a directional radiation pattern in a plane perpendicular to the plane of the loop
  • H04B 1/04 - Circuits

96.

MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE COMPRISING A TOP-MOUNTED AUXILIARY INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE AND A BOTTOM-MOUNTED ANTENNA

      
Document Number 02567037
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-01-28
Open to Public Date 2005-12-15
Grant Date 2010-04-20
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Qi, Yihong
  • Man, Ying Tong
  • Jarmuszewski, Perry

Abstract

A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing having an upper portion and a lower portion, a dielectric substrate carried by the housing, circuitry carried by the dielectric substrate, and an audio output transducer carried by the upper portion of the housing and connected to the circuitry. The device may further include a user input interface carried by the housing and connected to the circuitry, and at least one auxiliary input/output device carried by the upper portion of the housing and connected to the circuitry. An antenna may also be carried within the lower portion of the housing comprising a pattern of conductive traces on the dielectric substrate.

IPC Classes  ?

97.

MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE COMPRISING NON-PLANAR INTERNAL ANTENNA WITHOUT GROUND PLANE OVERLAP

      
Document Number 02558972
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-01-28
Open to Public Date 2005-12-15
Grant Date 2008-04-29
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Qi, Yihong
  • Man, Ying Tong
  • Jarmuszewski, Perry

Abstract

A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing, a main dielectric substrate carried by the housing, circuitry carried by the main dielectric substrate, and a ground plane conductor on the main dielectric substrate. The mobile wireless communications device may further include an L- shaped dielectric extension comprising a vertical portion extending outwardly from the main dielectric substrate and an overhang portion extending outwardly from the vertical portion and above an adjacent portion of the main dielectric layer. A main loop antenna conductor comprising at least one conductive trace may be relatively positioned on the overhang portion of the L-shaped dielectric extension so as not to overlap the ground plane conductor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 88/02 - Terminal devices
  • H01Q 1/24 - Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles with receiving set
  • H01Q 1/38 - Structural form of radiating elements, e.g. cone, spiral, umbrella formed by a conductive layer on an insulating support

98.

FLIGHT MODE SYSTEM FOR PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE

      
Document Number 02566443
Status In Force
Filing Date 2004-12-14
Open to Public Date 2005-11-17
Grant Date 2012-07-10
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Carpenter, Paul
  • Allen, Andrew

Abstract

A personal communications device includes a processor, a plurality of subsystems connected to the processor for exchanging signals therewith, at least one of the subsystems being configurable between a flight mode and a non- flight mode, an input device connected to the processor for inputting a flight mode selection thereto, and a flight mode module operable on the processor for causing the processor to monitor for input of a predetermined flight mode selection through the input device and configure the at least one subsystem into flight mode upon the input of the flight mode selection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/00 - Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
  • H04W 88/02 - Terminal devices
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device

99.

SYSTEM, UNIT AND METHOD OF FREQUENCY RE-PLANNING

      
Document Number 02558867
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-03-04
Open to Public Date 2005-11-03
Grant Date 2010-05-04
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Williams, Olatunde
  • Brusch, Simon
  • Charity, Timothy
  • Hanna, Trevor
  • Hopkinson, Jonathan N.
  • Mathews, John
  • Ramsden, Jason
  • Ratford, Michael S.

Abstract

A method of frequency re-planning in a wireless communication system is disclosed, wherein the wireless communication system (100) is arranged to support communication for a plurality of mobile stations (112-115) via a plurality of cells. The method comprises the generation of channel/interference penalties based upon measurement reports. However, for a first cell having one or more neighbouring co-channel cells for which measurement reports are unavailable, channel/interference penalties are estimated for the one or more neighbouring co-channel cells. These estimates are based upon the interference levels of common neighbours of the first cell and the one or more neighbouring co-channel cells.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 16/00 - Network planning, e.g. coverage or traffic planning tools; Network deployment, e.g. resource partitioning or cell structures
  • H04W 24/00 - Supervisory, monitoring or testing arrangements

100.

PORTABLE ALERTER FOR WIRELESS DEVICE

      
Document Number 02500997
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-03-16
Open to Public Date 2005-10-16
Grant Date 2010-01-19
Owner GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ladouceur, Norman M.
  • Griffin, Jason T.

Abstract

The present invention is a remove-able portable alerter for a portable wireless communication host device. The alerter provides a method to receive un- obtrusive alerts from the host device informing the user of incoming notifications. Users are informed of alerts without having to wear, hold, carry or listen to alerts from the host device. The invention provides an alternative to carrying a larger, bulkier host communication device. The alerter provided greater control and manageability of incoming notification enabling them to respond to alerts at their convenience.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 1/08 - Systems for signalling characterised solely by the form of transmission of the signal using electric transmission
  • H04M 1/725 - Cordless telephones
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