Patents Examined by Fernando Alcon
  • Patent number: 11064252
    Abstract: A service, system, and computer-readable media to create and distribute stories generated from data and insights, that are simultaneously played like videos and can be explored like dashboards and interactive charts. Such generative stories or casts are personalized to individuals and distributed using various push mechanisms including podcast-like and video cast-like distribution channels “storycasts” to deliver stories or casts to subscribed users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Dickey B. Singh, Daljeet Virdi
  • Patent number: 11057652
    Abstract: Video content is evaluated to classify one or more scenes or objects of the video content. The classifications may be evaluated against one or more rules for determining whether to include key words associated with the classifications for targeting supplemental content. Classifications that satisfy the one or more rules may be used for selection of supplemental associated with one or more key words Selected supplemental content may be included in video content in a break period following primary content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie Dean Gauny, Andrew Christopher Chud, Scott Anthony Siegler
  • Patent number: 11057670
    Abstract: An advanced wireless IP STB is provided with multiple built-in antennas capable of capturing plural downstream transmissions simultaneously on dedicated receivers using different modem technologies without the use of wires to the home. The proposed solution facilitates the advanced wireless IP STB being able to receive multiply sourced data traffic, including, for example, IPTV, digital TV, web TV, radio web, internet chat; written, voice and video, GPS tracking locator signals, media player web support, web based video gaming, You Tube and the like video streaming, TV surveillance, video intercom surveillance, and much more. The advanced wireless IP STB is configured to be able to establish a broadband (internet) session through previously assigned or negotiated channel assignments between one or more modems and plural remote wireless infrastructures widely deployed in a municipality, such as WIMAX, LTE, WCDMA, CDMA 1×, TDSCMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 5G or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Manolo Fabio Rivera
  • Patent number: 11055929
    Abstract: A display provides display light to an eyebox area. A reflective layer receives the display light from the display and redirects the display light to the eyebox area. The reflective layer receives scene light from an external environment of the device and redirects the scene light to a camera for capturing scene images. The camera is positioned a first distance from the reflective layer that is approximately the same as a second distance between the reflective layer and the eyebox area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Wheelwright, Jacques Gollier, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Fenglin Peng, Babak Amirsolaimani
  • Patent number: 11051068
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for verifying media guidance data. Specifically, a media guidance application may facilitate the extraction and transmission of an excerpt of a media asset that is associated with media guidance data such that the content of the excerpt may be compared to content known to be associated with the media guidance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter R. Klappert
  • Patent number: 11042752
    Abstract: A system may receive a first video stream from a first source over a network; receive a second video stream from a second source over the network; store a first portion of the first video stream in a first first-in-first-out (FIFO) buffer; store a second portion of the second video stream in a second FIFO buffer; compare the first portion of the first video stream to the second portion of the second video stream; detect an advertisement and features in the first video stream based on the comparing; and analyze the advertisement to identify one or more types of anomalies in the advertisement based on the detected features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Perakslis, Earl W. Vanderhoff, David E. Dubois
  • Patent number: 11044514
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method for displaying bullet comment information performed at a terminal. The method includes: obtaining a bullet comment service instruction configured for obtaining a bullet comment function provided by a bullet comment information server; obtaining multimedia information of a multimedia resource currently played by a second client; transmitting a bullet comment obtaining request to the bullet comment information server, the bullet comment obtaining request carrying the multimedia information; and receiving bullet comment information returned based on the multimedia information by the bullet comment information server, and displaying the bullet comment information on a playback interface of the second client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11039223
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing multimedia streams, in particular to verify access rights to a content of said multimedia stream, the multimedia stream being provided by a server device connected to a communication network, and downloadable by a client device via data formatted in a markup language, by using software for browsing and displaying data formatted in a markup language, cooperating with software for reading multimedia streams, the multimedia stream comprising at least one video stream able to be displayed in the form of pixels in a display zone (42, 44, 46, 48) of a display screen of the client device. The method includes determining a display zone (42), allocated by said browsing and display software to the software for reading multimedia streams in order to display a video stream extracted from said multimedia stream, and recording at least one digital image formed by values of the pixels to be displayed in the display zone (42) determined at a given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: VIACCESS
    Inventor: Vincent Hamon
  • Patent number: 11037352
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to acquire data of a development-view image of the structural object, display the development-view image of the structural object on a display, receive a drawing of a diagnosis target image indicating a diagnosis target in the development-view image of the structural object, display, on the display, an input screen for inputting assessment-related information including an assessment result of the diagnosis target indicated by the diagnosis target image, and receive an input of the assessment-related information including the assessment result via the input screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kohji Oshikiri
  • Patent number: 11032451
    Abstract: An enclosure having: a base face that is opaque or translucent to human eyes viewing from outside of the enclosure and transparent to infrared radiation; and at least two flat, orthogonal mounting faces configured to be overlaid respectively on at least two surfaces of walls and ceiling of a room. A thermal imaging apparatus configured to image based on infrared radiation and mounted within the enclosure with a predetermined orientation relative to the base face to have a designed imaging direction with respect to the room when the enclosure is mounted in the room to have the at least two orthogonal mounting faces overlaid respectively on the at least two surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MP High Tech Solutions Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Marek Steffanson, Mark Halstead, Donald James Bone
  • Patent number: 11032623
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a subtitled image generation apparatus that includes a subtitle generation circuit, an image delay circuit and an overlaying circuit. The subtitle generation circuit receives audio data to generate a subtitle image pattern. The image delay circuit includes a first delay path having delay buffer circuit, a second delay path having a data amount decreasing circuit, the delay buffer circuit and a data amount restoring circuit, and a control circuit. The control circuit controls the first delay path to store and delay the image data when a data amount of the image data matches a direct-writing condition, and controls the second delay path to decrease the data amount of the image data, to store and delay the image data and to restore the data amount of the image data when the data amount fails to match the direct-writing condition. The overlaying circuit overlays the subtitle image pattern on the image data having a corresponding timing to generate an output subtitled image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Lien-Hsiang Sung
  • Patent number: 11022863
    Abstract: A display positioning system is described. In an example implementation, the display positioning system includes an adapter adapted to redirect a field of view of a video capture device of a computing device; and a stand adapted to situate on a surface, the stand including one or more legs that are adjustable to modify a distance between the video capture device of the computing device and the surface when the computing device is placed on the stand to adjust the field of view of the video capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TANGIBLE PLAY, INC
    Inventors: Mark Solomon, Jon Karl Dukerschein, Ariel Zekelman, Jerome Scholler
  • Patent number: 11019390
    Abstract: A method and a receiver to receive “recovery data table” (See FIGS. 36A and 38F.) which is used for retrieving “supplementary content” are disclosed. Said “recovery data table” (See FIGS. 36A and 38F.) has “contentID. type” field describing “type of content identifier” and defining “uniform resource name”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11019402
    Abstract: Systems, and methods are described to provide voice search in an elastic cloud environment communicating with a set-top box (STB) by receiving by a voice cloud search server pulse-code modulation (PCM) audio packets transmitted from the STB; sending the PCM audio packets to a natural language processing (NLP) service for converting to text; sending the text sets to an elastic voice cloud search server for querying an electronic program guide (EPG) service, channel and program data associated with the text sets wherein the EPG service to at least return identified channel and program data; in response to an identified return of channel and television program data, sending sets of text to a search service for performing an elastic search for related data from a plurality of different search sources and returning search results and error codes to a requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: James Wilde, Ashok Soni, Hawk McGinty, James Shuler, Lixing Zhang, Michael Disante, Narayanan Sekhar, Xiaomei Sun, Xinhua Yang
  • Patent number: 11012749
    Abstract: Recommendation engine apparatus and associated methods provide content compiled from various sources and selected to match user preferences. In one embodiment, the recommendation apparatus comprises a headend entity; in another, it is co-located on a user's CPE. In one embodiment, the recommendation engine creates content records from content metadata for comparison to a user profile. The user profile is pre-programmed; however has the ability to dynamically shift toward a user's preferences as the user takes actions regarding content. Client applications are utilized to compile and present content; feedback mechanisms are utilized to enable “learning” from user activities to generate more precise recommendations as well as to “unlearn” stale preferences. Recommended content is displayed in the form of a playlist, or as a continuous stream on a virtual channel, or presented in an electronic program guide. A business rules “engine” useful in implementing operational or business goals is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: David Kimble, Fee Ling Chin
  • Patent number: 11012726
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of using video viewing activity data as input to an aggregation engine built on the Hadoop MapReduce framework which calculates second-by-second video viewing activity aggregated to the analyst's choice of (a) geographic area, (b) video server, (c) video content (channel call sign, video program, etc.), or (d) viewer demographic, or any combination of these fields, for each second of the day represented in the video viewing activity data. Also calculates overall viewing for use as a denominator in calculations. The source data may be extracted from a database defined according to the Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Media Measurement Data Model defined in “Audience Data Measurement Specification” as “OpenCable™ Specifications, Audience Measurement, Audience Measurement Data Specification” document OC-SP-AMD-I01-130502 or any similar format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Alan Orlowski
  • Patent number: 11012720
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to selectively provide a buffer time prior to deletion of a media content item. In particular, techniques are presented for transmitting a proposal to delay deletion of a media content item, in response to determining that a number of identified users likely to view the media content item exceeds a predetermined number. Systems and methods are also described to identify a user who is likely to view the media content item, and present to the identified user an offer to extend availability of a media content item. Deletion of the media content item may be delayed by a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Charishma Chundi, Susanto Sen
  • Patent number: 10992400
    Abstract: Method and System for Extraction of Event Data from User Devices A method and system is provided for extraction of event data from user devices (216). The system (104) comprises a data identification component (210) configured to identify a metadata from a pre-existing location on the user device associated with predefined event types. The metadata is stored in the pre-existing location on occurrence of an event on the device and a change in a state of the event. The system further comprises a data extraction component (212) configured to extract the metadata from the pre-existing location. The data extraction component (212) generates event data based on the metadata. The system comprises a data transfer component (214) configured to detect a network (106) and on detection of the network (106) transfer the extracted event data to a backend server (102) over the network (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Arpana Manoj Dawane, Manoj Ramchandra Dawane
  • Patent number: 10992999
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for seamless media content switching during fixed-duration breaks. A user can request that a first media content item played by a client device during a fixed-length break be skipped. A server can determine an amount of time remaining in the break, determine an updated playlist of one or more media content items that together at least partially but not completely consume the entire amount of remaining time, and provide the updated playlist to the client device. The client device can determine a delay duration amount of time that it will continue playing the first media content item before skipping to a media content item from the updated playlist. This delay duration is determined such that the entire break can be filled with media content without any dead air or clipped media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Paul Redmond, Mario Colina
  • Patent number: 10986394
    Abstract: A camera system includes: a camera base position-providing unit providing an image that bases are displayed on a map based on the information with respect to the positions of the bases wherein cameras are installed, the information being stored by the camera installation information-storing unit; a thumbnail image-providing unit providing an image wherein a list of thumbnail images are displayed, the thumbnail images corresponding to the cameras installed within one or more bases selected from among the bases displayed on the map, the thumbnail images being obtained from an image data-storing unit; and a moving image-providing unit providing moving images corresponding to one or more cameras selected from among the cameras whose thumbnail images are displayed in the list by the thumbnail image-providing unit, the moving images being obtained from the image data-storing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ciao Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nitta, Ryuichi Watahiki