Patents Assigned to Rovi Guides, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11910049
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for providing supplemental content to a group of users when the group of users is disinterested in content from a live content stream. When users are disinterested in a segment of the live content, the users will be provided with supplemental content to consume during the not interesting portion of the live content while other users that are viewing the live content will continue to receive the live content stream. After the segment of the live content is completed, the group of users will resume consumption of the live content stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Matthew Wondra, Jean Michelle Somlo, Michaela Schlocker Logan, Mario Miguel Sanchez, William L Thomas
  • Patent number: 11908056
    Abstract: Systems and methods for doing presenting an avatar that speaks sign language based on sentiment of a speaker is disclosed herein. A translation application running on a device receives a content item comprising a video and an audio, wherein the audio comprises a first plurality of spoken words in a first language. The video comprises a character speaking the first plurality of spoken words in the first language. The translation application translates the first plurality of spoken words of the first language into a first sign of a first sign language. The translation application determines an emotional state expressed by the character based on sentiment analysis. The translation application generates an avatar that speaks the first sign of the first sign language where the avatar exhibits the determined emotional state. The content item and the avatar are presented for display on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuf AbdElhakam AbdElkader Marey, Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 11909988
    Abstract: Systems and methods for encoding a video stream at multiple bit rates is disclosed herein. An encoder divides each frame of a video stream into a plurality of portions and allocates an available number of bits between the plurality of portions based on user preference information. Portions having one or more objects of interest to the viewer determined based on the user preference information are allocated a higher number of available bits while portions of the frames that do not include one or more objects of interest are allocated a minimum number of bits from the available bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Akshay Chetan Shah, Padmassri Chandrashekar
  • Patent number: 11908054
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to detect a location to place an advertisement in a media asset, the method comprising, identifying a plurality of points in a video frame of a media asset, detecting a color associated with each point of the plurality of points, calculating a change in color between each point of the plurality of points, comparing the change in color between each point of the plurality of points with a threshold, identifying, based on the comparing, an area within the frame that constitutes a surface; and selecting an advertisement to be placed on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Susanto Sen, Radhika Dewan, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 11910061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining emotional responses to videos, generating emotional arc based on the responses and reactions, and determining the type and/or point of insertion of secondary content based on the determined emotional responses are disclosed. The methods display primary content to a plurality of users and determine their emotional response as they consume the primary content. An average emotional arc is generated based on the determined emotional response and it is compared to a current emotional arc generated based on emotional response from a current user. When values of the current emotional are within a predefined range of the average emotional arc at a particular play position in the timeline of the primary content, a secondary content that is designated for the value of the current emotional arc is inserted in the primary content at the particular play position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Mona Singh
  • Patent number: 11910064
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating for display, with a media asset, one or more preview images. If a preview image corresponding to an advanced play position, relative to a current play position, provides a spoiler, an alternative preview image is generated for display. The alternative image may be a modified version of the original image in which at least a portion is removed or masked, or a replacement image, e.g., an image from another play position, a promotional image, or an indication that the preview image is not displayed. A different alternative image or modification may be used when a subsequent play position has been reached if the unmodified preview image contains a different spoiler, and/or a previous modification is no longer required, e.g., if, at the subsequent play position, the original image is no longer a spoiler, the original image may be used as a preview image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Srikanth Channapragada, Vikram Makam Gupta, Pooja Srivastava, Cato Yang
  • Patent number: 11910058
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to address shortcomings in conventional media systems via a novel technique to prevent corruption of a user's viewing profile. In some aspects, a user of an interactive media guidance application may select a media asset for viewing on a user device. The interactive media guidance application may receive a user viewing profile for the user from a remote server. If the media asset is determined to not be consistent with the user viewing profile, the interactive media guidance application may retrieve another user viewing profile for another user of the user device. If the media asset is determined to be consistent with the other user viewing profile, the interactive media guidance application may update the other user viewing profile based on the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sashikumar Venkataraman, Abhijit Satchidanand Savarkar, Linda Beach
  • Patent number: 11906737
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for controlling a smart glass display based on environmental conditions. The smart glass display may be configured for presenting a media asset. Further, the smart glass display is configured with a transparent display function that adjusts the presentation of the media asset based on the environmental conditions. The smart glass display may identify environmental information and determine a hazard based on the environmental information. Further, a smart glass display may observe the user's eye movement and may execute a specific function corresponding to the user's eye movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Stefano Marconcini
  • Patent number: 11910051
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to address shortcomings in the conventional network storage systems via novel techniques to store offsets of a recorded program in a network digital video recorder (DVR). Storing offsets of a recorded program may be beneficial to users that would like to record media content that is broadcast either prior to a start time of a program, or media content that is broadcast after an end time of a program. This feature may be useful when start times and end times of a program are variable (e.g., in the case of sporting events, or other real-time events). This feature may also be useful for recording content of interest that is scheduled for broadcast prior to a start time of or after an end time of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Pushpita Bhattacharjee, Nimit Dineshbhai Kalaria, Smitha Mave, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Milan Indu Patel
  • Patent number: 11910047
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for adapting a second user input device to resemble a first user input device while preserving new functionalities not available in the first user input device. The systems and methods may identify, based on identifiers of the first and second user input devices, a first and second set of device functionalities provided by the devices. The systems and methods may compare the sets of device functionalities to determine a set of common device functionalities and, in response, modify the display of an input of the second user input device to correspond to visual attributes of an input of the first user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sara Dever, Jennifer L. Holloway, Daniel P. Rowan, Mark D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11910032
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for identifying a first network (associated with an edge server comprising a cache) and a second network available to a user equipment device. A request to access at least a portion of a media asset may be received from the user equipment device. In response to determining that the at least a portion of the media asset is not stored in the cache, a determination may be made whether the edge server, via the first network, or whether the user equipment device, via the second network, should obtain such at least a portion of the media asset. Such at least a portion of the media asset may be obtained using the selected server via the first network or using the selected user equipment device via the second network, caused to be stored at the cache, and generated for display at the user equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Antti Heikkinen, Mikko Uitto
  • Patent number: 11904246
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating intra-game communication in video game environments featuring first-person or third-person perspectives by generating an on-screen graphic that includes the communication and a pointer towards a location of another user within the video game environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11907292
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for detecting that a person of interest is displayed in a live video for a threshold amount of time, attempting to identify an identity of the person determining that the attempting has failed, identifying broadcast times corresponding to a period of time in which the person was displayed in the live video, identifying trending topics in a social media space that relate to the live video, ascertaining an identity of the person of interest based on the trending topics, comparing the identity of the person of interest to a database of social media profiles, identifying a social media component that corresponds to the person, determining whether the person has modified the social media component within a predefined period of time, and providing information relating to a modification of the social media component simultaneously with the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Damares Helena Twyman, Mariana Bonome Pereira Updegrove, Krista Eve Wells Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11907304
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an intended user selection of a search result. For example, a system may display a first set of search results, including a first search result, and thereafter replace display of the first set of search results with a second set of search results, including a second search result. The system may receive selection of the second search result. If the selection of the second search result was received shortly after display of the second set of search results replaced the first set of search results, the system may update the selection from the second search result to the first search result. For example, if selection of the second search result occurred shortly after display of the second search result replaced the first search result, the system may determine that the user intended to select the first search result but inadvertently selected the second search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCarty, Glen E. Roe
  • Patent number: 11902619
    Abstract: Systems and associated methods are described for providing media content. The system retrieves from memory a media consumption pattern profile, which includes first and second media characteristics associated as a pattern of media consumption and a time duration indicating how long a first media content item having the first media characteristic was output by a user device before the user device changed to outputting a second media content item having the second media characteristic. The system outputs a media content item onto the user device. In response to detecting the media content item has the first media characteristic and has been output for the time duration, the system outputs a third media content item having the first and second media characteristics onto the user device and after outputting the third media content item, outputs a fourth media content item having the second media characteristic onto the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah
  • Patent number: 11902395
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically routing notifications based on device statuses are disclosed herein. For instance, a notification may be generated for a user account corresponding to an application that is installed on a plurality of devices. A system identifies a status of each of the plurality of devices and uses the status of each of the plurality of devices to select a particular device to receive the notification. The system then transmits the notification to the selected particular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Anil Aher, Charishma Chundi, Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 11902503
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering a 3D image are provided. The system receives texture and depth data (depth map) for an image. The system generates, based on the image data, a plurality of folded focal planes matrices. For each respective pixel matrix, the system preprocesses pixel values in the respective focal pixel plane matrix to generate a respective preprocessed matrix, wherein the respective preprocessed matrix clusters together pixel values of the respective folded focal plane matrix based on the depth data for the image. The system generates phase functions based on a plurality of the preprocessed matrices. The system configures a spatial light modulator of the SLM device in accordance with the generated phase functions. The system then provides the plurality of the preprocessed matrices as input to the SLM device to generate for display a 3D representation of the received image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Seppo Valli, Pekka Siltanen
  • Patent number: 11900483
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for generating a media asset for presentation during a consumption session associated with a user profile, and while generating for presentation the media asset, generating for presentation an option to enable a social network profile, associated with a social network and associated with the user profile, to interact with a social network profile of a performer included in a cast of the media asset. In response to receiving selection of the option, an image of a frame of a current scene of the media asset may be extracted, and input associated with the image of the frame may be received. A request to post a message on the social network may be transmitted, toe enable a plurality of devices to access the message via the social network, and the message may comprise the extracted image of the frame and the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Serhad Doken
  • Patent number: 11899719
    Abstract: The system determines whether content such as an image is suitable for content modification based on one or more criteria. The system includes decision engines or modules configured to evaluate one or more suitability metrics based on corresponding criteria such as publication status, restriction status, context, compatibility, and classification. If content is unsuitable for content modification because of entities or context depicted therein, privacy status, incompatibility with content modification, properties of the content file itself, or other aspects, the system generates a tag indicating the content is unsuitable for content modification. If content is suitable for content modification because of entities or context depicted therein, publication status, compatibility with content modification, properties of the content file itself, or other aspects, the system generates a content modification tag indicating the content is suitable for content modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Alejandro Sanchez Pulido
  • Patent number: 11902623
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for recommending content based on a mood score associated with a user profile. The system accesses the viewing history of the user profile to determine media assets consumed and the mood score associated with each of the consumed media assets of the plurality of media assets. A cumulative mood score is calculated based at least in part to determine if the total score is below a mood threshold. Based on the cumulative mood score being lower than the mood threshold, the system generates for presentation, on the consumer device, one or more media assets with a positive mood score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Vikram Makam Gupta