US Patent No. 10,143,040

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO IMPROVE THE MULTIMEDIA CONTENT DISTRIBUTION IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS INCLUDING AUTONOMOUS AND NON-AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES


Patent No. 10,143,040
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Systems And Methods To Improve The Multimedia Content Distribution In A Network Of Moving Things Including Autonomous And Non-autonomous Vehicles
Inventorship Tiago Silvestre Condeixa, Aveiro (PT)
Diogo Miguel Augusto Lopes, Aveiro (PT)
Assignee Veniam, Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,040

1. A communication system comprising:one or more cloud servers configured to communicate with at least one mobile access point (MAP), wherein the one or more cloud server comprises:
a control module configured to coordinate collection of a first multimedia content from a plurality of multimedia devices that communicate with the at least one MAP, wherein the control module is configured to control one or both of collection and distribution of the first multimedia content and a second multimedia content;
a user interface (UI) configured for use by a client to set up and manage one or both of the collection and the distribution of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content; and
a content module configured to distribute one or both of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content to an end-user,
wherein:
one or both of the first multimedia content and the second multimedia content is cached in memory that is one of volatile memory and non-volatile memory, and
a type of the memory selected for storing the first multimedia content is based on one or more content parameters, the content parameters comprising size of the first multimedia content, urgency of request for the first multimedia content, and a probability of the first multimedia content being requested within a pre-determined period.