Patents Examined by Justin E. Shepard
  • Patent number: 10856046
    Abstract: A buffer status metric representing a current amount of video packets in a video playback buffer (303) of a user device (300). A buffer status action is triggered based on the buffer status action and at least one of a mobility metric representing a mobility pattern of the user device (300) and a radio quality metric representing a signal strength of a radio channel carrying video packets towards the user device (300). The embodiments also relate to determination of a buffer control model (142) that can be used in order to control the video playback buffer based on the input metrics. The embodiments achieve a more efficient control of video playback buffers (303) and may reduce the risk of freezes during video playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jing Fu, Steven Corroy, Selim Ickin
  • Patent number: 10856031
    Abstract: A system for presenting live video content to a plurality of participant client devices is disclosed. An interactive program, including the live video content and an interactive component, is generated and a moderator interface is provided to enable a user of a moderator client device to create a look for the interactive program. The live video content and the interactive component are simultaneously displayed on a display of each of a plurality of participant client devices with the look created by the user of the moderator client device. The live video content and a response to the live video content are simultaneously displayed at each of the participant client devices with the look created by the user of the moderator client. The interactive program and the response are archived so that users of the plurality of participant devices may continue to interact with the interactive program after termination of the interactive program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MedialP, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad W. Shusman
  • Patent number: 10841538
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including, for each configuration of a client device of a media content service, accessing a headend of the media content service, and for each media content item of a plurality of media content items accessible via the headend of the media content service, receiving a media content identifier associated with the media content item, sending the media content identifier to an advertising server, receiving, from the advertising server, a set of advertising items associated with the media content identifier, where each advertising item of the set of advertising items includes advertising locator information, and aggregating the set of advertising locator information associated with the media content identifier to generate a plurality of advertising locators associated with the plurality of media content items, and, in turn, storing the plurality of advertising locators associated with the plurality of media content items accessible via the hea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Virgil Archer, III, Kareemulla Khan, Arlene Cava, Robert Kronebusch, Xavier Riley
  • Patent number: 10834454
    Abstract: A method of presenting personalized additional information along with displayed content includes accessing a content viewing history and a user profile. Detecting an event by extracting metadata related to content provided for display, the content provided for display related to other content not contained within the content viewing history, and accessing additional information related to the detected event. Additional features include overlaying an object onto the content being displayed on the content display device, and displaying background image information the surrounds the content display device in the view of the AR user. Any or all of the features may be present simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Shahab Hamidi-Rad, Subrahmanya Sandilya Bhamidipati, Brian Charles Eriksson, Cong Han Lim, Hasti Seifi, Urvashi Oswal, Annamalai Natarajan, Paris Syminelakis
  • Patent number: 10812836
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processing system and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations. The operations can include obtaining a plurality of live streams at a broadband connection to the processing system; providing an interface to facilitate input via a control device communicating with the processing system; presenting, responsive to a first user input, the live streams simultaneously at a display device; and identifying, responsive to a second user input, a set of favorite streams. The operations can also include presenting a program guide at the display device. The program guide can include a plurality of program guide objects; each of the set of favorite streams can include a separate program guide object that accordingly is selectable, via user input to the program guide, for presentation at the display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Eileen Mateik, Steven Allstead, Jr., Cory Max Bernhardt, Michael Habif
  • Patent number: 10796089
    Abstract: Timed text that is provided in a television broadcast or media stream can be enhanced to provide an improved user experience. A scrollable text window can be provided in a media player application, for example, that can allow the user to quickly “catchup” from a missed moment. The timed text may be enhanced to allow links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, online sources, thesauruses, translating services, and/or the like. Further implementations could use automated tools to automatically generate program summaries for watched or unwatched content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT. LTD
    Inventors: Kiran Chittella, Yatish J. Naik Raikar
  • Patent number: 10791373
    Abstract: A semiconductor package apparatus may include technology to aggregate region of interest information for omni-directional video content from two or more sources, select video information from the omni-directional video content based on the aggregated region of interest information, and generate one or more two-dimensional videos based on the selected video information. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Karthik Veeramani, Rajneesh Chowdhury, Jill Boyce, Rajesh Poornachandran
  • Patent number: 10779042
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to generate a personalized video channel for a viewer. Selected parameters of the viewer's viewing behavior with respect to one or more media devices that are associated with the viewer are automatically monitored and detected during one or more sampling periods. Media content sources that are available to the viewer on the one or more media devices are automatically detected. A personalized video channel is then generated for the viewer using at least the monitoring parameters and the detected media content sources. During a viewing session on one of the media devices, the generated personalized video channel is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Alphonso Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Gupta, Lampros Kalampoukas, Raghavendra Koushik, Subbhaash S
  • Patent number: 10771850
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising: sending by an end user device, to a digital video recorder, a first request to receive a requested media content item; receiving by the end user device, responsive to the sending of the first request, a metadata file, wherein the metadata file comprises authentication information and a network address of a media content server where the requested media content item is located; sending to the media content server by the end user device, responsive to the receiving of the metadata file, a second request to receive the requested media content item, wherein the second request is sent to the network address, wherein the second request comprises the authentication information contained in the metadata file, and wherein the second request comprises an identification of the requested media content item; and receiving by the end user device, responsive to the authentication information and the identification of the requested media content
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yongdong Zhao, Baofeng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10764654
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology may include systems and processes associated with automatically generating supercuts associated with programming content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jesse Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10764612
    Abstract: A video processor card for outputting video data, the video processor card being arranged for insertion into a video media server and into communication with an output of the video media server, the card comprising: an input for receiving a first video data stream at a first video resolution from the output of the video media server; a processor arranged to demultiplex the received first video data stream at the first resolution into a plurality of second video data streams, each second video data stream being at a second video resolution; and a plurality of video outputs, each video output arranged to output one of the plurality of second video data streams, wherein the first video resolution is at a higher video resolution than the second video resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DISGUISE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Ashraf Nehru
  • Patent number: 10764643
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide systems and methods for rewinding digital content during playback based on context of the digital content. A content rewind system electronically accesses digital content. A rewind trigger is detected by the system. The system analyzes the digital content to detect at least one dialog segment within the digital content. The analysis is based on context of the digital content (e.g., dialog within the digital content). The system rewinds playback of the digital content by rewinding to a starting point of a previous dialog segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: Kai Sun
  • Patent number: 10749619
    Abstract: A method for generating an original total stream intended for being distributed to at least one broadcasting site, which includes a modulator and a transmitter sending a radiofrequency signal on a first frequency. The method implements the following acts: obtaining at least one transport stream comprising at least one transport packet; obtaining, from at least one modulation parameter for the broadcasting site, at least one starting instant of a modulation frame intended for being sent by the broadcasting site; inserting at least one modulation information packet in the at least one transport stream, at a position determined from the at least one starting instant; and generating the original total stream, including at least one physical layer pipe encapsulating the at least one transport stream carrying the at least one modulation information packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ENENSYS TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Ludovic Poulain, Benoit Chauviere, Benoit Bui Do
  • Patent number: 10750222
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing an adaptive multimedia service in a mobile communication system are provided. The method of providing a multimedia service includes collecting user-preference-aware information, device-capability-aware information, and network-aware information, generating a packet according to a correlation among the user-preference-aware information, the device-capability-aware information, and the network-aware information, and providing a multimedia service according to the generated packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., UNIVERSITY—INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Hwang, Doug-Young Suh, Kyung-Mo Park, Yong-Hun Lee, Jun-Oh Kim, Jae-Yeon Song, Yong-Il Kwon
  • Patent number: 10750237
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to control operation of a portable media device based on machine readable information of a graphical artifact shown on a display concurrently with presentation of a video portion of a media content event. A portable media device, using a portable media device provisioned with an image capture device, captures at least one image that includes the display that is presenting the graphical artifact and the video portion of the media content event, identifies the graphical artifact in the captured at least one image, determines the machine readable data based on the identified graphical artifact, and operates the portable media device to perform at least one operation based on the determined machine readable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Dish Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Swapnil Tilaye, Carlos Garcia Navarro
  • Patent number: 10743049
    Abstract: Facilitating pre-positioning of streaming content onto communication devices is provided herein. A system can comprise a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations. The operations can comprise facilitating an identification of a first multimedia content stream and a second multimedia content stream. The identification can be based on a usage preference of a defined entity associated with a communication device. The operations can also comprise, in response to a determination that an available network satisfies a defined network criterion, facilitating pre-positioning, at a data store of the communication device, the first multimedia content stream and the second multimedia content stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Martin Patrick McEnroe, Mark D. Austin, Tzvi Chumash, Yuan Ding
  • Patent number: 10735818
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a data processing method comprises a first computer obtaining access to a digitally stored content item, the content item being stored with content item metadata identifying one or more of a creator of the content item, a title of the content item, description of the content item, content type of the content item, sharing settings of the content item, a taxonomy of the content item, or a category type of the taxonomy of the content item; receiving, at the first computer, a request to generate a task related to the content item; generating and storing a task record based, at least in part, on the content item metadata, the task record comprising an identifier of the task and the identifier of the content item; and causing display, on a second computer, a graphical representation of the task based, at least in part, on the task record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: R3 Collaboratives, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Geller, Ross David Weldon, Benjamin John Tomassetti
  • Patent number: 10735797
    Abstract: Multimedia content to participant client devices may be simultaneously presented using a moderator device. An interactive program with the multimedia content and an interactive component associated with the multimedia content may be generated. Participant client devices and the user of the moderator client device may interact with the interactive program to cause the multimedia content and the interactive component to be simultaneously displayed on the display of each of the participant client devices and the display of the moderator client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MediaIP, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad W. Shusman
  • Patent number: 10735782
    Abstract: A media system replaces content in a first sequence of media content. The media system presents the first sequence of media content to an end-user and generates a fingerprint of the sequence of media content. The fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify the first sequence of media content and determine a reference position within the first sequence of media content. The media system sends a request for a replacement sequence of content to a content replacement system, and receives replacement media content selected based on the identified first sequence of media content. The media system presents the replacement media content to the end-user instead of the first sequence of media content. Presenting the replacement media content begins at a position in the first sequence of media content that is determined based on the reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10728600
    Abstract: A method includes sending, from a server to a network device, a request for channel change server data, the request identifying a time slot. The method includes receiving, at the server, the channel change server data from the network device responsive to the request. The channel change server data identifies a set of times during the time slot and an estimated number of active channel change servers for each time of the set of times. The method also includes, in response to a first particular estimated number for a first particular time of the set to times indicating to increase a number of active channel change servers, sending an activation command from the server to a first idle channel change server at a first time before the first particular time. The activation command instructs the first idle channel change server to transition to an active channel change server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Quan Li, Gregory Cooke