Patents Examined by Alexander Gee
  • Patent number: 11323776
    Abstract: Media content recommendation systems and methods are operable to recommend one or more media content events to a user based on identified changes in the user's emotional state during a life event that is experienced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas Newell, Prakash Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11290775
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods provide systems and methods for automatically detecting and rendering highlights from streaming videos in real-time. As a streaming video is being broadcast over the Internet, the disclosed systems and methods determine each type of scene from the streaming video, and automatically score highlight scenes. The scored highlight scenes are then communicated to users as compiled video segments, which can be over any type of channel or platform accessible to a user's device and network that enables content rendering and user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Yale Song, Jordi Vallmitjana
  • Patent number: 11281002
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus is provided. The 3D display apparatus includes a display panel configured to output pixel values that respectively correspond to a preset number of viewpoints, and an optical layer that is provided in front of or behind the display panel and that is configured to adjust directions of rays output from the display panel or to provide light to the display panel so that the rays diverge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juyong Park, Dong Kyung Nam, Kyuhwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11277649
    Abstract: A processing system including at least one processor may obtain a selection of a desired perceptual quality for a video and selects a first video chunk from among a first plurality of video chunks, wherein the first plurality of video chunks is associated with a first time block of the video, wherein the selecting is based upon a manifest file of the video, wherein each video chunk of the first plurality of video chunks is associated with a respective perceptual quality and a respective encoding bitrate, wherein the first video chunk is part of a subset of the first plurality of video chunks for which the respective perceptual quality matches the desired perceptual quality within a predefined threshold tolerance, and wherein the respective encoding bitrate of the first video chunk is lower than a highest encoding bitrate associated with the subset of the first plurality of video chunks. The processing system may obtain the first video chunk from a server and store the first video chunk in a buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I. L.P., THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Subhabrata Sen, Shuai Hao, Yanyuan Qin, Bing Wang, Krishna R. Pattipati
  • Patent number: 11272260
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an ephemeral digital story channel may include (1) determining that a particular time period coincides with a life event of a user of a social networking platform, (2) during the time period, maintaining an ephemeral celebratory story channel designated for digital story compositions relating to the life event, and (3) after the time period expires, discontinuing the ephemeral celebratory story channel. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 11272246
    Abstract: A system and method of providing secondary syndicated content on a client device includes detecting external Primary Source Content and Primary Source Content on the client device directly and identifying a Content Identifier and synchronization cue of the Primary Source Content on the client device. The method also includes subscribing to a channel associated with the Primary Source Content on the client device and generating and displaying secondary syndicated content on the client device as a function of the synchronization cue, such that the secondary syndicated content is synchronized to a current temporal segment of the Primary Source Content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TUNEVU INC.
    Inventor: John Haifa
  • Patent number: 11265621
    Abstract: The present application discloses a video push method, comprising: obtaining keyword information, and filtrating electronic program information according to the keyword information to obtain a first push information; filtrating network video information according to the keyword information to obtain a second push Information; generating a push list according to the first push information and the second push information, and pushing videos according to the push list. The application also discloses a video push device and a computer-readable storage medium. The present application completes the effective filtration of video data from two different sources being of television and network, and further completes the intelligent push of the video data, and can provide users with rich and high quality video resources firstly according to the retrieved keyword information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Siyue Fan, Xiao Wang
  • Patent number: 11259077
    Abstract: A method for following an audio-visual transmission between at least a first and a second items of broadcasting equipment connected through a router and each able to broadcast at least partially the audio-visual transmission, each of the items of broadcasting equipment including a calculation processor, a memory and an interface for following a connected device associated with a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Julien Sebire
  • Patent number: 11238616
    Abstract: In one implementation, a device has a processor, a projector, a first infrared (IR) sensor, a second IR sensor, and instructions stored on a computer-readable medium that are executed by the processor to estimate the sensor-to-sensor extrinsic parameters. The projector projects IR pattern elements onto an environment surface. The first sensor captures a first image including first IR pattern elements corresponding to the projected IR pattern elements and the device estimates 3D positions for first IR pattern elements. The second IR sensor captures a second image including second IR pattern elements corresponding to the projected IR pattern elements and the device matches the first IR pattern elements and the second IR pattern elements. Based on this matching, the device estimates a second extrinsic parameter corresponding to a spatial relationship between the first IR sensor and the second IR sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Sethi, Lejing Wang, Jonathan Pokrass
  • Patent number: 11218783
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for creating virtual audiences and for facilitating remote audience participation. An example embodiment for creating a virtual audience begins by providing a digital feed from a performance area to a remotely located audience. In turn, such a method receives feedback from the remotely located audience and provides an output at the performance area corresponding to at least a portion of the received feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: ESB LABS, Inc.
    Inventor: Ira Lee
  • Patent number: 11218767
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authorizing operations associated with blocked media assets using two-factor authentication. In some aspects, a media guidance application (e.g., executed by a set-top box or other user equipment used to store and display media assets) prompts a user for a password (e.g., a personal information number) in order to unlock the content for viewing. In response to receiving a second request from the user to perform an operation related to the media asset (e.g., delete), the media guidance application prompts the user for an additional factor confirming his or her identity, consistent with two-factor authentication protocol. If the user's identity is authenticated as a user that has authority to perform the operation related to the media asset (e.g., delete the stored media asset), the media guidance application performs the operation related to the media asset (e.g., deletes the media asset).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Harshith Kumar Gejegondanahally Sreekanth, Ashwini Dharwa, Sourabh Kumar, Sukanya Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11218683
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and technical equipment for implementing the method. The method comprises generating a three-dimensional segment of a scene of a content; generating more than one two-dimensional views of the three-dimensional segment, each two-dimensional view representing a virtual camera view; generating multi-view streams by encoding each of the two-dimensional views; encoding parameters of a virtual camera to the respective stream of the multi-view stream; receiving a selection of one or more streams of the multi-view stream; and streaming only the selected one or more streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mika Pesonen, Kimmo Roimela, Johannes Pystynen, Ville Timonen, Johannes Rajala, Emre Aksu
  • Patent number: 11202121
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for the detection of human presence in front of a plurality of sensors such as those of speakers and a device with a processor, such as a television. Data gathered from the plurality of sensors may be analyzed by the processor to determine if one or more humans are present proximate to the device. Based on the determined presence or absence of one or more humans, further actions including, inter alia, customizing a home theatre experience for the one or more humans, making content recommendations, or activating parental controls can be taken by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Neerbek, Rafal Krzysztof Malewski, Brian Thoft Moth Møller, Paul Nangeroni, Amalavoyal Narasimha Chari
  • Patent number: 11197034
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing the storage and delivery of recorded content in a network digital video recorder (DVR) system are disclosed. A plurality of requests to record a program may be received, wherein the program may comprise a plurality of segments. A segment from the plurality of segments may be determined to be copied to a first storage. A copy of the segment may be received from a second storage and a plurality of copies of the segment may be created in the first storage from the copy of the segment received from the second storage. The quantity of the plurality of copies of the segment may be equal to the quantity of the plurality of requests to record the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Arbuckle, Jason Burgess, Neill Kipp, Richard Fliam
  • Patent number: 11195034
    Abstract: A seat configuration verification system and method for an internal cabin of a vehicle include a verification control unit that receives position data regarding positions of seat assemblies within the internal cabin. The verification control unit compares the position data with seat configuration data representative of the seat configuration to determine if the positions of the seat assemblies within the internal cabin conform to the seat configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Amy L. Wisch
  • Patent number: 11184672
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for managing and synchronizing viewing progress of a content item by multiple users. In one implementation, a user returning to a joint viewing session may be presented with options for catching up to other users in the joint viewing session, or otherwise see what the returning user previously missed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Julian Daw, Bill Wayda, David Chacon-Gonzalez, Ravikumar Guttula, Shawn Canga, Jeffrey D. Ollis, Jason Deschenes
  • Patent number: 11178515
    Abstract: A geolocationing system and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment of the geolocationing system, a vertical and horizontal array of gateway devices is provided. Each gateway device includes a gateway device identification providing an accurately-known fixed location within the multi-space environment. Each gateway device includes a wireless transceiver that receives a beacon signal from a proximate wireless-enabled personal locator device. The gateway devices, in turn, send gateway signals to a server, which determines estimated location of the wireless-enabled personal locator device with time of arrival modeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Raymond S. Horton, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11172255
    Abstract: A geolocationing system and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment of the geolocationing system, an array of gateway devices is provided. Each gateway device includes a gateway device identification providing an accurately-known fixed location within the multi-space environment. Each gateway device includes a wireless transceiver that receives a beacon signal from a proximate wireless-enabled personal locator device. The gateway devices, in turn, send gateway signals to a server, which determines estimated location of the wireless-enabled personal locator device with transmitted signal strength modeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Miller, William C. Fang, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11159838
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a communicator, and a processor configured to, based on multimedia data being received from an external device through the communicator, obtain word-related information during a time period from audio data included in the multimedia data, control the communicator to transmit identification information including the word-related information and time information corresponding to the time period to a server, and receive broadcast provider information corresponding to the transmitted identification information from the server through the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eunjin Yoo, Youngjong Boo, Songah Choi, Won Nah
  • Patent number: 11159779
    Abstract: In one example, a processing system including at least one processor may obtain predicted viewports of a plurality of mobile computing devices for an immersive visual stream, determine at least a first tile of the immersive visual stream that is within the predicted viewports of at least two mobile computing devices of the plurality of mobile computing devices, select a first mobile computing device of the at least two mobile computing devices to transmit the first tile, and transmit to the first mobile computing device, the first tile and at least one identification of at least one other mobile computing device of the at least two mobile computing devices to which the first mobile computing device is to forward the first tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Shu Shi, Rittwik Jana