Patents Examined by Jivka Rabovianski
  • Patent number: 10992977
    Abstract: A system is provided for streaming media content in a vehicle. The system includes a personal media streaming appliance system configured to connect to a media delivery system and receive media content from the media delivery system at least via a cellular network. The personal media streaming appliance system includes one or more preset buttons for playing media content associated with the preset buttons. The media contents associated with the preset buttons are automatically determined to be personalized to the user of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Daniel Bromand, Richard Mitic, David Gustafsson, Horia Jurcut
  • Patent number: 10986420
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming. The method further includes sending search requests that include the identified metadata to a search system for selecting at least one portable program module. The method further includes in response to a first one of the search requests, receiving first search results from the search system that identify the selected portable program module and outputting a representation of the selected portable program module to a display device for presentation concurrently with the television programming. The method further includes in response to a second one of the search requests, receiving second search results from the search system that no longer identify the selected portable program module and ceasing the output of the representation of the selected portable program module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Dureau
  • Patent number: 10986396
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enabling a user to bias the type of media content made available to a user account through a localized content dashboard. In one implementation, a method for adjusting media content availability associated with a user account configured to receive media content from a server system over a network, includes displaying on a content playback system a localized content dashboard, including: a summary of attributes of media content accessed by the user account, where the summary of the attributes is based on metadata associated with the accessed media content; and controls for biasing the attributes of media content delivered to the user account. The content playback system receives data corresponding to user input actuating one of the controls; and in response to receiving the data, transmits over the network to the server system data associated with the media content attribute biased by the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Drake, Andrew J. Wright, Bruce Bleasdale
  • Patent number: 10972779
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including initiating a creation of a personalized channel responsive to equipment of a user requesting to create the personalized channel, providing a search request to equipment of a content provider for content for the personalized channel according to the request, retrieving content from the content provider according to the search request as retrieved content, classifying the content for the personalized channel according to the content of the retrieved content to generate classified content according to a content type and a content source of the retrieved content, sequencing the classified content to generate sequenced content, assigning the sequenced content to a time slot in a schedule of the personalized channel as ready-for-broadcast content, and delivering the ready-for-broadcast content to the personalized channel according to the time slot in the schedule. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Millie Hwa
  • Patent number: 10972796
    Abstract: A digital television includes a memory storing one or more applications; an interface to receive control signals; a display; and a controller to display an application execution screen of an application among the one or more applications, in response to receiving, via the interface, a first control signal, display a first menu including one or more icons related to the first control signal, in response to receiving, via the interface, a second control signal selecting an adding menu icon in the first menu, and receiving a third control signal selecting an icon included in the one or more icons in the first menu, display the selected icon and a left direction key and a right direction key around the selected icon with a second menu, and in response to receiving, via the interface, a fourth control signal, add the selected icon to the second menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daegu Kim, Alan Thomas Shen, David Kempe, Itai Vonshak, Molly Davis, Liron Damir, Danielle Zimmerman, Herbert Han-pu Wang, Brian Behnke
  • Patent number: 10958963
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for automatically navigating a graphical user interface (GUI) of a media device. In embodiments, objects (e.g. selectable items) in device GUI menu screens may be located, identified, and selected by another device (e.g., a switch) using several types of image processing, image recognition, and automated screen navigation techniques. For instance, a device may receive an operation request, for example from a user, receive a video signal from the connected media device, extract a video frame, process the video frame using one or more algorithms, and automatically navigate the GUI of the device by transmitting one more navigation commands for application to the GUI. In this manner, multi-step, time-consuming manual GUI navigation to achieve a desired result may be reduced to an automated technique, allowing users to save time and frustration in navigating a GUI using a remote control to find a particular resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Sharath Hariharpur Satheesh, Bitto Niclavose, Vinod K. Gopinath, Neha Mittal, Siddharth Kumar, Ashish D. Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10939174
    Abstract: A digital television includes a memory storing one or more applications; an interface to receive control signals; a display; and a controller to display an application execution screen of an application among the one or more applications, in response to receiving, via the interface, a first control signal, display a first menu including one or more icons related to the first control signal, in response to receiving, via the interface, a second control signal selecting an adding menu icon in the first menu, and receiving a third control signal selecting an icon included in the one or more icons in the first menu, display the selected icon and a left direction key and a right direction key around the selected icon with a second menu, and in response to receiving, via the interface, a fourth control signal, add the selected icon to the second menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daegu Kim, Alan Thomas Shen, David Kempe, Itai Vonshak, Molly Davis, Liron Damir, Danielle Zimmerman, Herbert Han-pu Wang, Brian Behnke
  • Patent number: 10939169
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles enablement of a client-side dynamic presentation of at least one non-programming media asset along with programming media content. The client device receives a first media stream of the programming media content in response to a request, associated with at least one user preference for the programming media content, to the media presentation and distribution system. The client device identifies at least one tag in the programming media content and transmits at least one event opportunity point for selection to the media presentation distribution system. Based on the selection, the client device modifies a display view of the client device for a defined duration, and presents the at least one non-programming media asset, from a second media stream for the defined duration, concurrently with the programming media content over the modified display view of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10931984
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes monitoring a delivery of an item of multimedia content to a first user endpoint device in a first stream of data, monitoring a delivery of the item of multimedia content to a second user endpoint device in a second stream of data, consolidating the stream of data and the second stream of data into a third stream of data, sending an first instruction to a source of the first stream of data and a source of the second stream of data to cease delivering the first stream of data and the second stream of data, and sending a second instruction to the source of the first stream of data and the source of the second stream to begin delivering the third stream of data to the first user endpoint device and the second user endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Georgios Vastardis
  • Patent number: 10931987
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to reduce signature matching uncertainty in media monitoring systems are disclosed. Disclosed example apparatus are to compare first neighborhoods of monitored signatures representative of monitored media with second neighborhoods of reference signatures representative of respective reference media to determine a first sequence of matching results for an observation period, the first and second neighborhoods to have respective sizes that span a first number of signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Venugopal Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10924799
    Abstract: A cable network test instrument for isolating a source of noise in a cable network system is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Renken, Gregory W. Massey
  • Patent number: 10924809
    Abstract: Described herein include systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media related to display of user-specific navigation screen upon start of a media content display system. A system comprises a playback engine and an interactive programming guide engine. The playback engine is configured to present media content through a display device. The interactive programming guide engine is configured to generate a user profile based on user interaction with the media content presented by the playback engine, transmit the user profile to an external system, and responsive to the transmitted user profile, receive data of user-specific content options that are generated based on the user profile. The interactive programming guide engine is further configured to generate a user-specific navigation screen based on the data of the received user-specific content options, and cause the user-specific navigation screen to be displayed on the display device upon start of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Silicon Beach Media II, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Eubanks
  • Patent number: 10917669
    Abstract: The present invention presents a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal, according to the present invention, presents a system capable of supporting a next-generation broadcast service in an environment supporting next-generation hybrid broadcasting using a terrestrial broadcast network and an Internet network. In addition, presented is an efficient signaling method capable of covering both the terrestrial broadcast network and the Internet network in the environment supporting the next-generation hybrid broadcasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Soojin Hwang, Jongyeul Suh
  • Patent number: 10917682
    Abstract: A method and system for synchronizing two or more media streams, generated by different sources (210, 220). An identifier generator 200 generates identifiers 600 with unique sequence numbers and a unique media identifier in relation to a second media stream generated by second media server 220. The generated identifiers are supplied to an encoder 230 and an identifier storage 205. In the identifier storage 205 a broadcaster stores an associated URL (first media server address & content) with a particular identifier. The identifiers and the second media stream 620A are encoded by the encoder 230 into a carrier (620M) which is recorded or broadcasted. Play-out of the recorded or broadcasted is accomplished by feeding the encoded carrier to a decoder 300, which decodes the identifiers and the second media stream 620B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Dennis Erik Bouwknegt, Henk Den Bok
  • Patent number: 10904610
    Abstract: A method for transmitting media data according to an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises receiving meta data, converting the meta data into a predetermined format corresponding to a bit stream for media data, incorporating the converted meta data into the bit stream, and transmitting the bit stream incorporating the meta data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Wan So, Kyung-Mo Park, Jae-Hyeon Bae, Hyun-Koo Yang, Byeong-Doo Choi
  • Patent number: 10897636
    Abstract: Provided is a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal, according to the present invention, can be a broadcast content transmitting method, comprising the steps of: generating, by a first module, a first media stream for broadcast content wherein the first media stream includes a plurality of packets, and at least one of the packets includes time information; generating, by a second module, a second media stream for the broadcast content; transmitting, by a third module, the first media stream through a broadcast network; receiving, by a fourth module, a request for the second media stream from a receiver; and transmitting, by the fourth module, the second media stream to the receiver through the Internet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jangwon Lee, Sejin Oh, Woosuk Ko, Kyoungsoo Moon, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10893303
    Abstract: A content streaming system and methodology for facilitating the management of content streaming. A content delivery service provides streaming content that is organized according to a set of encoded content chunks. An encoding component generates encoded chunk data for transmission to requestors. A content delivery management component can determine configuration information that indicates the size of the content chunks. The content delivery management component can then receive encoded data but will not replicate and propagate the received encoded data to distribution endpoints of the content delivery service until complete content chunks are ready for transmission. A video playback application processes the set of encoded content chunks to dynamically form a content segment for live video streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matei Berceanu Mitaru, Mark DeSpain, Benjamin Aldouby Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10893330
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles enablement of a client-side dynamic presentation of at least one non-programming media asset along with programming media content. The client device receives a first media stream of the programming media content in response to a request, associated with at least one user preference for the programming media content, to the media presentation and distribution system. The client device identifies at least one tag in the programming media content and transmits at least one event opportunity point for selection to the media presentation distribution system. Based on the selection, the client device modifies a display view of the client device for a defined duration, and presents the at least one non-programming media asset, from a second media stream for the defined duration, concurrently with the programming media content over the modified display view of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10848831
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for providing media guidance are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthieu Lorrain, Tina Yin-Ann Wang, Mark Abell, Peter Karacas
  • Patent number: 10848826
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles enablement of a client-side dynamic presentation of at least one non-programming media asset along with programming media content. The client device receives a first media stream of the programming media content in response to a request, associated with at least one user preference for the programming media content, to the media presentation and distribution system. The client device identifies at least one tag in the programming media content and transmits at least one event opportunity point for selection to the media presentation distribution system. Based on the selection, the client device modifies a display view of the client device for a defined duration, and presents the at least one non-programming media asset, from a second media stream for the defined duration, concurrently with the programming media content over the modified display view of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb