Patents Examined by Jason Salce
  • Patent number: 10887661
    Abstract: A system and method of conserving network bandwidth by controlling access to resources. A filtering service determines if a resource should be blocked or allowed to pass between computers on the network based on information about the resource including the path and any query parameters in the URI along with any available metadata about the resource. The metadata may be retrieved from the remote hose, generated based on the content of the resource, or any combination thereof. One or more filtering algorithms may be engaged to compare the information about the resource to filtering rules to determine whether access to the resource is allowed. The information about the resource, and the result of the filtering algorithm may be stored to reduce the time required to make future determinations for the same resource, or for similar resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Stern IP Holder I, LLC
    Inventor: David J. Stern
  • Patent number: 10880590
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed and includes a communication module; a display; a memory storing context information of a user; and a processor. The processor is configured to verify a video capable of being played depending on a playback scenario information; determine one or more pieces of the playback scenario information generated based on the context information; and play the video based on the determined playback scenario information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: In Seok Kang, Se Hyun Lee, Kwang Tai Kim, Ha Joong Park, Dong Hyun Yeom, Jong Hoon Won, Ki Huk Lee
  • Patent number: 10880616
    Abstract: Approaches are described for providing quality of experience (QoE) driven in-transport communications services. For example, in-transit communications services are provided over a network to content consumption devices on one or more transport craft. During a measurement window, delivery of the in-transit communications services can be measured to obtain network-level delivery (NLD) measurements, and consumption of the in-transit communications services by one or more of the content consumption devices can be measured to obtain customer-level consumption (CLC) measurements. The NLD and CLC measurements can be used to compute a QoE score that indicates a delivered quality of service as perceived by one or more passengers of the one or more transport craft. The QoE score can be used to update stored service level data. The update can cause generation of one or more service level triggers, which can trigger automatic remedial action to address QoE-related conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Tirella, Gina C. Tuazon-Ayache, Shreyas S. Vidyarthi, Nobuo Fukaya, Kevin B. Rennie
  • Patent number: 10880618
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein that provide a TV receiver that supports a set of existing iTV standards and proprietary iTV implementations. Further, the TV receiver can be extended to support additional iTV standards and proprietary iTV implementations. A digital television data stream is received and processed by a client. The digital television data stream is analyzed to determine which interactive television format is present. A registry of interactive television virtual machines is searched to determine whether a virtual machine is registered for the interactive television format. Each of the interactive television virtual machines is adapted for one of the interactive television formats. If a virtual machine that matches the interactive television format is found, it is loaded and hosted. Hosting the virtual includes providing services to the virtual machine through common application programming interfaces (APIs) machine includes. The common APIs may be used by any virtual machine that is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Goziker, Toby Steele, Tim Zobel, Pavel Glozman, Ross Hewit
  • Patent number: 10856052
    Abstract: A localized peer-to-peer (P2P) network of device for streaming content between users. Devices, such as set top boxes, in a network are configured to communicate with each other, and stream content physically located on each set top box to another set top box. Shows that the user has missed a portion of may be watched from the beginning by transferring such content from other devices within the network. Essentially, any one STB becomes part of a collective community of STBs which share and make each other's content available. The P2P STB network according to embodiments described herein also lessens the load on the centrally located video-on-demand servers by allowing users to watch content being delivered from a neighbor's DVR versus from the central source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Paul Bookman, Douglas David Gravino
  • Patent number: 10841349
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method includes receiving a subscription request specifying one or more destination sites to receive a video feed and respective times at which to deliver the video feed to each of the one or more destination sites over a terrestrial network, wherein respective delivery times are within a publication time range in which the video feed will be available, and configuring available resources to deliver the requested video feed to the one or more destination sites at the respective times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Korte, Billy Hoffmann, Drew Hall, David Balda
  • Patent number: 10827215
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a network computing device, a recording request to generate processed media content from media content. The recording request includes settings. The settings indicate to replace a particular image in the media content with a substitute image. The method includes, after receiving the media content at the network computing device via a network, generating the processed media content. Generating the processed media content includes identifying the particular image in a frame of the media content and replacing the particular image with the substitute image. The method also includes sending the processed media content via the network to a memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10820027
    Abstract: A media system for providing community and behaviorally driven content selection and bundling based on user consumption data and an analysis of user affinity. The media system performs user affinity representations and analyzes content affinity. The media system performs content affinity representations and maps content analysis into groups. The media system creates multi-dimensional arrays and uses for user content, maps pricing choices to subscriber value, and, using algorithms which may include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning approaches, maps groups to pricing choices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Albhy Galuten
  • Patent number: 10805558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (10) for producing augmented images, comprising at least one image-recording device (12), at least one analysis module (14) connected to the image-recording device (12), and at least one display device (18) connected to the analysis module (14), wherein the image-recording device (12) is designed to transfer images, in particular image data, to the analysis module (14), and wherein the analysis module (14) is designed to transfer control data (S2) to the display device (18), wherein the control data (S2) comprise the image data and instruction data for the display of at least one augmentation in an image, wherein the display device (18) is designed to reproduce a recorded image and an associated augmentation on the basis of the control data (S2), characterized in that the system (10) also comprises an expansion module (16), which is arranged in the transfer path between the analysis module (14) and the display device (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: UNIQFEED AG
    Inventor: Ralf Dragon
  • Patent number: 10798425
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for personalized key object detection in a live video stream. The method includes streaming a live video stream in a window of a computing device and during the streaming, collecting biophysical data of an end user viewing the playing back and responding to ones of the collected biophysical data that indicate a positive reaction by associating a contemporaneously displayed frame of the live video stream with the positive reaction. Thereafter, each corresponding frame associated with positive feedback can be processed by identifying key words presented in text of the feedback to the corresponding frame, matching the identified key words to a tag of an object visually presented in the corresponding frame, and storing a reference to the object in connection with the end user as an object of interest for which targeted marketing may be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Di Ling Chen, Shi Su, Wu Mi Zhong
  • Patent number: 10791378
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a change over application distributes video content received from multiple origination sources. The change over application computes a first score based on a portion of first origination video content received from a first origination source, where the first origination source is associated with a first IP address. The change over application then determines a second origination source of second origination video content based on the first score and a selection criterion, where the second origination source is associated with a second IP address. Subsequently, the change over application transmits portions of the second origination video content received from the second origination source to the destination as portions of the distribution video content. Advantageously, unlike previous approaches to optimizing distribution video content, because a processor executes the change over application, dedicated hardware is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Strein, Efthimis Stefanidis, Vladislav Feldman
  • Patent number: 10771825
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention simplifies management of the “video lifecycle”. An embodiment includes one of more modules that streamline the video publishing process by abstracting technical steps such as video publishing, updating video, unpublishing video, retrieval or statistics concerning video, authorization to process video, validation of video, video metadata processing, video transcoding, and/or video transmission. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: uStudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua P. Marshall, Jennifer L. Grogono
  • Patent number: 10750219
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed toward providing a customized over-the-air channel mapping to each content receiver in a geographical area based on crowdsourced mappings of available channels from at least a subset of the content receivers in that geographical area. When a new content receiver is installed in the geographical area, the customized over-the-air channel mapping is provided to the new content receiver and used by the new content receiver as its internal list of available over-the-air channels without performing a scan of its own. At least a portion of the content receivers in the geographical area perform a round-robin-type scan to identify new or missing channels in the geographical area. The customized over-the-air channel mapping is then updated when a new channel or missing channel threshold is reached. And the updated customized over-the-air channel mapping is provided to each content receiver in the geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Preetham Kotian, Jayaprakash Ramaraj
  • Patent number: 10742733
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for acquiring media of the same event from multiple devices. The systems and methods enable wireless communication, specifically over a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless personal area network, between multiple media devices, such as personal or consumer devices (i.e., consumer smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, including action cameras, or other computing devices capable to capturing media content in the form of image, video, or audio data) at an event. The systems and methods further enable synchronization, via a specialized timing protocol, between the multiple media devices, over the BLE network, including synchronization of the media content captured by each of the media devices at the event. The present invention further includes an accessory device configured to provide for expansion of communication and synchronization of media devices, specifically bridging a short range BLE network with a long range RF network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TIMECODE SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Scurrell, Matthew Grant, Simon Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10743069
    Abstract: Techniques are described for efficient delivery and reception of information, such as an Entitlement Management Message (EMM), that is related to Digital Rights Management (DRM) in a terrestrial broadcast system such as ATSC 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Hearty, Mark Kenneth Eyer
  • Patent number: 10728628
    Abstract: A system and method includes an automatic content recognition (ACR) headend to perform ACR recognition on a video stream that is also being streamed to a smart TV, to detect timing of an upcoming ad spot to be delivered within the video stream. An addressable TV (ATV) engine can be in communication with the ACR head end and to: determine, from data of an ad campaign, whether a first ad to be delivered to the ad spot is off target for the ad spot; notify the ad replacer client to replace the first ad with an addressable ad when the first ad is off target for the ad spot; and provide, to the ad replacer client, criteria with which to constrain an ad request to obtain a second ad that is on target for the ad spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Liassides, Stefan Liassides
  • Patent number: 10728629
    Abstract: A system and method includes an automatic content recognition (ACR) headend to perform ACR recognition on a video stream that is also being streamed to a smart TV, to detect timing of an upcoming ad spot to be delivered within the video stream. An addressable TV (ATV) engine can be in communication with the ACR head end and to: determine, from data of an ad campaign, whether a first ad to be delivered to the ad spot is off target for the ad spot; notify the ad replacer client to replace the first ad with an addressable ad when the first ad is off target for the ad spot; and provide, to the ad replacer client, criteria with which to constrain an ad request to obtain a second ad that is on target for the ad spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Liassides, Stefan Liassides
  • Patent number: 10728627
    Abstract: A system and method includes an automatic content recognition (ACR) headend to perform ACR recognition on a video stream that is also being streamed to a smart TV, to detect timing of an upcoming ad spot to be delivered within the video stream. An addressable TV (ATV) engine can be in communication with the ACR head end and to: determine, from data of an ad campaign, whether a first ad to be delivered to the ad spot is off target for the ad spot; notify the ad replacer client to replace the first ad with an addressable ad when the first ad is off target for the ad spot; and provide, to the ad replacer client, criteria with which to constrain an ad request to obtain a second ad that is on target for the ad spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Liassides, Stefan Liassides
  • Patent number: 10638173
    Abstract: Watermarking of a content stream is accomplished in a session based manner to provide watermarking based on a uniquely generated manifest that will result in a stream that allows for unique identification of information. The manifest specifies a sequence of watermarks for successive segments of a content stream designated for a specific receiver. The system and method leverages existing content distribution infrastructure and has many of the benefits of conventional head-end watermarking, allows unique identification of small segments of the data stream and reduces content distribution network storage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: IRDETO B.V.
    Inventors: Lau Zuydervelt, Vladimir {hacek over (Z)}ivković, Maksym Koshel, Lucas Catranis
  • Patent number: 10609435
    Abstract: A system for managing cable network advertising inventory includes a network interface for connecting to a plurality of remote data sources. A processor coupled to the network interface for implementing an inventory management system responsive to a stored set of instructions. A memory coupled to the processor. The memory storing data and a set of instructions for implementing the inventory management system. The data including the advertising inventory data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVAR MEDIA LLC
    Inventors: Webster Shawn Coffman, Steve Laughlin