Patents Examined by Mushfikh I Alam
  • Patent number: 10694259
    Abstract: An operating method of a broadcast reception device, according to an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving a broadcast signal; receiving media content presentation information including information necessary to present media content based on the broadcast signal; and presenting the media content based on the media content presentation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Woosuk Ko, Woosuk Kwon, Jangwon Lee, Sungryong Hong, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 10694232
    Abstract: Systems and methods for push-based dynamic bandwidth allocation deliver addressable, advertising content in a digital network. Bandwidth is allocated on a push basis in response to receiving a trigger from a content distribution stream. The trigger contains data indicating an addressable break. A portion of bandwidth is then allocated to an addressable content stream based on the data of the trigger. The addressable content stream is then streamed to a receiver during the addressable break and the receiver is tuned from the broadcast stream to the addressable content stream for the duration of the addressable break. The additional bandwidth is de-allocated at the end of the addressable break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Visible World, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Haberman, Gerrit Niemeijer, Alex Jansen, Erik van de Pol, Andrew Fife
  • Patent number: 10681410
    Abstract: A method includes storing multicast transmission data at a peer-to-peer server. The multicast transmission data indicates multicast groups to which network elements are joined. The method includes receiving, at the peer-to-peer server from a first network element, a request related to a previously sent data packet of media content. The method includes determining, at the peer-to-peer server, whether a second network element can be identified, where the second network element was joined to a multicast group associated with the media content when the previously sent data packet was sent. The method also includes, in response to identifying the second network element, sending information identifying the second network element from the peer-to-peer server to the first network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jian Li, Raghvendra Savoor, Zhi Li
  • Patent number: 10659849
    Abstract: A device may be configured to receive a low level signaling emergency alert message fragment from a broadcast stream. The device may parse syntax elements included in the emergency alert message fragment. The device may determine whether to retrieve a media resource associated with the emergency alert message based on the parsed syntax elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10652612
    Abstract: A hybrid ecosystem of peer to peer streaming and download, combining semi-centralised (cloud) media distribution and management servers and super-pops (points of presence) with distributed intelligent edge nodes in a mesh network forming a distributed storage network for optimal distribution of encrypted media content via the Internet utilising full network knowledge to provide comprehensive quality of service (QoS) monitoring, control and optimisation of the entire network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GT SYSTEMS PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Keith Rhett Sampson
  • Patent number: 10645454
    Abstract: Disclosed are a dynamic multi-mode service (MMS) transmission apparatus, a dynamic MMS reception apparatus, and a method for providing a dynamic MMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyun-Jeong Yim, Soon-Choul Kim, Byung-Jun Bae, Hye-Ju Oh, Heung-Mook Kim, Hyoung-Soo Lim, Nam-Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 10616302
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal that couples a first device behind a NAT device to a second device is provided. The method includes the steps of receiving a first request from the first device to open a connection with the second device, receiving a second request from the second device to open a connection with the first device, where the second request includes the connection address of the second device, and sending the connection address of the second device to the first device which allows the first device to connect to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Martell, Brian Sweeney, James A. Blackley, Lena Pavlovskaia
  • Patent number: 10616637
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system configured to receive one or more radio frequency signals comprising a UHF frequency range comprising a plurality of UHF channels. The system comprises: one or more corresponding analog to digital converters, configured to convert the corresponding RF signal after which a digital multi-switch module and a corresponding plurality of digital channelizers generate modified digital RF signals preferably comprising a digital signal comprising at least one selected, frequency translated and leveled UHF channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: UNITRON NV
    Inventors: Roman Dalecký, Ladislav Jarkovský, Stephen Deleu
  • Patent number: 10602201
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for connecting a user with a sports competitor whose athletics the user is not interested in, but with whom the user shares a personal connection. In some embodiments, a media guidance application determines that a user is viewing playback of a media asset comprising a sporting event, identifies competitors featured in the sporting event, and retrieves, from a information identifying competitors in which the user is interested. The media guidance application determines therefrom competitors featured in the sporting event in which the user is not interested, and compares interests of the user that are not commonly shared by a general population to interests of the determined competitors. An uncommon interest is identified as common between a competitor and the user, and the user is provided an option to perform an action associated with the competitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Manning, Jeffrey Glahn, Kyle Smetanka, Evangeline Castaneda
  • Patent number: 10575057
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining an error value based on comparing an expected media asset similarity value corresponding to a first media asset and a second media asset, as determined using a model, to a media asset similarity value determined from user preference information associated with multiple data spaces. User preference information is received from two data spaces that are managed by different content providers. User preference information from the two data spaces is normalized and an indication of similarity between two media assets is determined. The indication of similarity is compared to an expected similarity value received from a model and an error value is determined based on the comparison of the expected similarity value and the similarity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Carmichael, Sashikumar Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10567847
    Abstract: There is provided a device comprising a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive Internet protocol (IP) packets encapsulating a video content, the IP packets including a frame having a header storing header information relating to the video content, retrieve at least one portion of the header information relating to the video content from the header, retrieve the video content from the IP packets, prepare the retrieved video content for transmission using serial digital interface (SDI) protocol, insert the at least one portion of the header information into at least one of a vertical ancillary (VANC) data space and a horizontal ancillary (HANC) data space of the prepared video content using the SDI protocol, and transmit the prepared video content using the SDI protocol, including the at least one portion of the header information in the VANC space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Strein, Vladislav Feldman, Craig Beardsley
  • Patent number: 10560743
    Abstract: In order to maximize the availability of a television receiver/decoder housing, the invention enables the download of updates while said housing is being used. In order to do so, when the housing detects that an update is available, the housing allocates itself a portion of the acquisition resources of the update in order to store this update in a housing storage memory. Once the download is complete, the user can either activate the update or carry on using a former version of the housing application, the user thus being able to select a microcode version which is activated by default on switching on the receiver/decoder housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAGEM COMMUNICATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Claude-André Cadon, Stéphane Hergault
  • Patent number: 10555014
    Abstract: Video content is uploaded via the Internet to a video-on-demand (VOD) server identified by a title and a hierarchical address of categories and subcategories for categorizing the title. The VOD server converts and stores the video content at a storage address in a video content database linked to the title. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as in its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. This can enable many new blogging or podcasting-like programs by popular “Hosts” to be self-published on the Internet and readily navigated for display on TV. The EPG can also store TV program addresses as bookmarks and allow them to be shared with other subscribers or with friends and contacts online by sending to their email addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 10536750
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) content delivery system has a VOD Application Server which manages a database of templates for presentation of video content elements of different selected types categorized in hierarchical order. A web-based Content Management System receives content uploaded online in file formats with metadata for title and topical area, and automatically converts it into video data format compatible with the VOD content delivery system indexed by title and topical area. A User Interface for the system delivers listings data to the viewer's TV indexed by title and topical area specified by the uploaded metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 10536751
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) content delivery system has a VOD Application Server which manages a database of templates for presentation of video content elements of different selected types categorized in hierarchical order. A web-based Content Management System receives content uploaded online in file formats with metadata for title and topical area, and automatically converts it into video data format compatible with the VOD content delivery system indexed by title and topical area. A User Interface for the system delivers listings data to the viewer's TV indexed by title and topical area specified by the uploaded metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 10536740
    Abstract: Systems and methods for targeting advertisements to particular zones within a content distribution region are disclosed. One or more zone signals may be generated and distributed by combining media content with a respective advertisement corresponding to each of the zones within the distribution region. In some example cases, the media content may be received from a broadcaster. The systems and methods may further include the capability to determine zone based and/or advertisement based viewing metrics for one or more of the zones within the content distribution region by polling client devices within the one or more zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Zeigler, Brian Davis, Monty Alan McCollum, Dorothy N. Buie, William F. Farina
  • Patent number: 10521319
    Abstract: An automated test platform is disclosed for use in developing and troubleshooting customized software for multimedia content receivers. The automated test platform allows developers to script test cases that permit interaction with multiple content receivers at the same time. The test platform can be applied generally to any client-server system. The automated test platform is used to create scripts, run the scripts on multiple content receivers, and view test results. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided that allows technicians without any programming experience to build and run complex interactive test sequences in a modular fashion. Such an automated test platform can be used to test cable and satellite television set top boxes, as well as DVD players, streaming media receivers, and game consoles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: James Freed, Jeffrey Anderson
  • Patent number: 10506295
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein include systems and methods for delivery of secondary content to a user device. The secondary content may comprise events synchronized to primary content. In a particular embodiment, the process may include: receiving a request from a user device to access secondary content associated with a primary content; determining whether the user device is entitled to receive the secondary content; and if the user device is entitled to receive the secondary content, providing the secondary content to the user device for the user device to play whenever the user watches the primary content. The secondary content comprises at least one of an audio track, and a subtitle file, and the audio track comprises at least one of an alternate language audio track not provided in the primary content, and an audio track with words omitted from the primary content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Chen, Leon Silverman, Edward Drake
  • Patent number: 10506269
    Abstract: Video content is uploaded via the Internet to a video-on-demand (VOD) server identified by a title and a hierarchical address of categories and subcategories for categorizing the title. The VOD server converts and stores the video content at a storage address in a video content database linked to the title. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as in its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. This can enable many new blogging or podcasting-like programs by popular “Hosts” to be self-published on the Internet and readily navigated for display on TV. The EPG can also store TV program addresses as bookmarks and allow them to be shared with other subscribers or with friends and contacts online by sending to their email addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 10491954
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) content delivery system has a VOD Application Server which manages a database of templates for presentation of video content elements of different selected types categorized in hierarchical order. A web-based Content Management System receives content uploaded online in file formats with metadata for title and topical area, and automatically converts it into video data format compatible with the VOD content delivery system indexed by title and topical area. A User Interface for the system delivers listings data to the viewer's TV indexed by title and topical area specified by the uploaded metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez