Patents Examined by Hoang-Vu A Nguyen-Ba
  • Patent number: 10284920
    Abstract: There are described methods and systems for distributing content in a network, in particular a multicast network. One method includes delivering content from a source to a destination in a content delivery network. A request for an item of content is received and a first multicast stream is identified or established, the first multicast stream comprising a first copy of the content. At least one second multicast stream is also identified or established, the second stream comprising a second copy of the content. The second copy of the content is time-shifted by a time, M, from corresponding portions of the first copy of the content. The content is then delivered to the destination using both the first and the second multicast streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan, Detlef Nauck
  • Patent number: 10271106
    Abstract: A notifiable event pertaining to a series of videos is detected. A user who has a highest affinity score with respect to the series is selected from a plurality of users who have partially viewed the series. A notification indicative of the notifiable event pertaining to the series is generated. The notification comprising a reference to at least a portion of a video included in the series. The at least the portion of the video has not been previously viewed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 10270829
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a receiver configured to receive a request for an adaptive streaming media presentation description (MPD), a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to generate the MPD, wherein the MPD indicates an event, and wherein the event is time-related auxiliary information, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the MPD. A method comprises receiving a request for an adaptive streaming media presentation description (MPD), generating the MPD, wherein the MPD indicates an event, and wherein the event is time-related auxiliary information, and transmitting the MPD. An apparatus comprises a processor configured to generate a request for an adaptive streaming media presentation description (MPD), a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the request, and a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive the MPD, wherein the MPD indicates an event, and wherein the event is time-related auxiliary information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Giladi, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 10271073
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server comprising a memory to store executable instructions and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller, responsive to executing the instructions, performs operations comprising presenting a graphical user interface enabling selectable advertisements or a selectable channel distribution service for delivery to a set top box, presenting filters for targeted delivery of advertisements to subscriber equipment based on information descriptive of the subscriber, selecting advertisements from an advertising server based on detected selections of advertisements or a detected channel distribution service preference, transmitting a globally unique identifier of the set top box to a billing server, initiating storage of the selectable advertisements at a remote advertisement delivery server, and presenting the selectable advertisements to the set top box. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dean Debois, Frank Coppa, James D. Huffman
  • Patent number: 10264321
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bullet screen information processing method and system, and computer storage medium. User information is acquired; when output of video data is detected, friendship chain data are acquired based on the user information, the friendship chain data including other user information associated with the user information; input information for the video data is filtered based on the friendship chain data to obtain first input information associated with the other user information from a friendship chain; and the first input information and the video data are controlled to be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wanyou E
  • Patent number: 10264319
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can send a priming command to a media application to cause the media application to load media items and media item metadata into memory associated with the media application. The computing device can predict a media application that is likely to be invoked by a user. The computing device can launch the media application. The computing device can send the priming command to the media application to cause the media application to prepare media items for playback or presentation to the user. After the media application loads the media items, the computing device can receive metadata associated with the loaded media items and present the metadata and appropriate media application controls on a display of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Charles Magahern, Edward T. Schmidt, Gregory R. Chapman, Ronald K. Huang, Thomas Alsina
  • Patent number: 10257562
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a processor; a memory configured to store channel information corresponding to at least one channel; and at least one program which is stored in the memory and executed by the processor. The program may include instructions for controlling a display so as to move a channel indicator in a first or second direction on a channel scroll bar and to display channel information of a channel corresponding to a point at which the channel indicator is located, in response to a first input of pressing a channel-up or channel-down key for a long time, and for switching a current channel to the channel corresponding to the point at which the channel indicator is located and displaying an image corresponding to the switched channel, in response to a second input of releasing the channel-up or channel-down key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-won Ok, Jae-oh Park, Han-soo Kim, Ji-eun Byun
  • Patent number: 10257436
    Abstract: Various embodiments describe view switching of video on a computing device. In an example, a video processing application receives a stream of video data. The video processing application renders a major view on a display of the computing device. The major view presents a video from the stream of video data. The video processing application inputs the stream of video data to a deep learning system and receives back information that identifies a cropped video from the video based on a composition score of the cropped video, while the video is presented in the major view. The composition score is generated by the deep learning system. The video processing application renders a sub-view on a display of the device, the sub-view presenting the cropped video. The video processing application renders the cropped video in the major view based on a user interaction with the sub-view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jianming Zhang, Zijun Wei, Zhe Lin, Xiaohui Shen, Radomir Mech
  • Patent number: 10255505
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for augmenting video data based on automated identification of one or more objects depicted in the video data. One or more classification models may identify an object of interest in video data. An aggregated duration count may be maintained that reflects a length of time that the object of interest has been depicted in the video data. This duration or additional metric data derived in part from the duration may be displayed in association with display of the video data and continuously updated during playback of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GumGum, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Benjamin Katz, Cambron Neil Carter, Brian Jongmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10250929
    Abstract: A method of disseminating a digital wallet to a target device is described. The method comprises searching, with a searching device, on a local network for the target device, and pushing the digital wallet to the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Lukas Ekselius, Fikret Ates, Sebastien Pochic
  • Patent number: 10237608
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate a first set of fingerprints that correspond to at least one media stream of a content item. A second set of fingerprints that correspond to at least one media stream of an encoded version of the content item are generated. A first curve is generated based at least in part on the first set of fingerprints. A second curve is generated based at least in part on the second set of fingerprints. A determination is made whether the encoded version of the content item is synchronized based at least in part on the first curve and the second curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Puntambekar, Michael Hamilton Coward
  • Patent number: 10231011
    Abstract: System and method for detecting and classifying direct response advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Enswers Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Lee, Ji-hoon Song, Hoon-Young Cho, Kil-youn Kim, David Lonjon
  • Patent number: 10225608
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a client apparatus, control method, system and program capable of presenting emotion expression data showing viewing reactions of other users or a user himself or herself. [Solution] There is provided a client apparatus including: an acquisition unit that acquires a reaction of a viewing user to a content; an emotion estimation unit which estimates an emotion of a viewing user based on reaction information of the viewing user acquired by the acquisition unit; a determination unit that determines emotion expression data representing an emotion estimated by the emotion estimation unit; and an output unit that outputs emotion expression data determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Shigeta, Naoki Saito, Reiko Miyazaki, Takayuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10225601
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus is provided. The broadcast receiving apparatus may include a display, a storage configured to store a broadcast channel list and a CP channel list in which at least one of CP channels where content information provided by a content provider is mapped to is sequentially arranged, a communicator configured to communicate with a server providing Electronic Program Guide (EPG) information, an input interface configured to receive a user command and a processor configured to, in response to the user command being inputted, display an EPG UI including the broadcast channel list on the display, and the processor inserts a content advertisement including the CP channel information between broadcast channels included in a first page of the EPG UI and displays the content advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ye-ji Park, Heui-jin Kwon, Young-sun Kim, Myung-kwan Choi, A-rum Choi
  • Patent number: 10225370
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for organizing media content are provided. One method includes receiving a request, via a user interface presented to a user, to compile a requested plurality of episodes of a selected media content. The availability of the requested plurality of episodes are determined from at least two types of media content sources. The requested plurality of episodes are then compiled (e.g., recorded via a digital video recorder or located within a streaming service). A user interface is then presented to the user, including a series-order arrangement of the requested plurality of episodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Christopher B. Tirpak
  • Patent number: 10210907
    Abstract: An interactive video/multimedia application (IVM application) may specify one or more media assets for playback. The IVM application may define the rendering, composition, and interactivity of one or more the assets, such as video. Video multimedia application data (IVMA data may) be used to define the behavior of the IVM application. The IVMA data may be embodied as a standalone file in a text or binary, compressed format. Alternatively, the IVMA data may be embedded within other media content. A video asset used in the IVM application may include embedded, content-aware metadata that is tightly coupled to the asset. The IVM application may reference the content-aware metadata embedded within the asset to define the rendering and composition of application display elements and user-interactivity features. The interactive video/multimedia application (defined by the video and multimedia application data) may be presented to a viewer in a player application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Hari Kalva
  • Patent number: 10212481
    Abstract: A method of displaying a home menu interface on a content viewing device, such as a television, is described. The interface is comprised of two components: a launcher and an accelerator. Each of these components include multiple tiles. One type of launcher tile represents a content source. The user can select this tile and enable a direct link to the content source application. Only after selecting the tile, does the content source application open. An accelerator is associated with a specific content source. An accelerator tile displays content previews or enables easy playback of content provided by the content source. The user can select an accelerator tile and enable a deep link to the content, taking the user straight to the content, bypassing a hierarchy of menu options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Maxel J. Keene, Jonathan Gaiser, Sophia Heeyoun Sung, Chris Turkstra, Margaret Smith, Avner Ronen
  • Patent number: 10200136
    Abstract: A method for broadcasting protected multimedia content includes, at predetermined intervals, having an access-rights server broadcast each new right of access to the broadcast multimedia content only to those terminals whose logins are included in a broadcast list. In response to a predetermined event, a terminal sends, to the access-rights server, via a point-to-point connection, a status message indicating, to the access-rights server, that the terminal is in its ready state. Alternatively, if the terminal is occupied, it avoids sending a status message. In the absence of reception of the status message that was expected in response to the predetermined event, the access-rights server automatically removes the identifier of the terminal from the broadcast list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VIACCESS
    Inventor: Mathieu Phirmis
  • Patent number: 10194214
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a media program on a first media channel, detecting a first segment in the media program, where the first segment comprises media content combined with an embedded advertisement, determining a first emotional context from a first analysis of the media content, determining a second emotional context from a second analysis of the embedded advertisement, and detecting an inconsistency between the first emotional context and the second emotional context. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Simon D. Byers
  • Patent number: 10194096
    Abstract: A computing device executing an optimizer analyzes a video. The computing device identifies one or more optimizations for the video based on the analysis, the one or more optimizations pertaining to a modification of original contents of the video. The computing device implements the one or more optimizations for the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Vuskovic, Dhruv Bakshi, Amaury Forgeot d'Arc, Christoph Poropatits