Patents Examined by Nasser M Goodarzi
  • Patent number: 11564005
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods to identify and credit media using ratios of media characteristics are disclosed herein. Example apparatus to identify media include at least one memory, instructions, and at least one processor to execute the instructions to: determine a first ratio based on a first time interval and a second time interval of a monitored media signal; determine a second ratio based on the second time interval and a third time interval of the monitored media signal; generate a first ratio signature based on the first and second ratios; and initiate transmission of the first ratio signature to a recipient that is to compare the first signature with a second ratio signature to identify the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, David H. Wright, Charles C. Conklin, Daniel Nelson
  • Patent number: 11546675
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for streaming video content using adaptive buffers are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matt Doucleff, Anil Vijendran
  • Patent number: 11533540
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, apparatus, and system for realizing dynamic scheduling for a cinema and controlling playing of a movie. In particular, embodiments of the present invention relate to dynamic scheduling of content presentation in a cinema by collecting user preferences of a plurality of users, wherein the user preference specifies at least a movie that a user desires to watch, a time for watching the movie, a cinema for watching the movie, and a number of people watching the movie; generating, based on the collected user preferences, a respective dynamic schedule for at least one cinema of a plurality of cinemas according to one of a plurality of scheduling schemes; and transmitting the generated respective dynamic schedule to at least one second electronic apparatus corresponding to the at least one cinema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: GOGOCINEMA INTERNATIONAL FZ-LLC
    Inventors: Man Nang Chong, Pranay Kumar, Zanyi Xu
  • Patent number: 11523177
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to replicate panelists using a local minimum solution of an integer least squares problem are disclosed. An example apparatus includes memory; and processor circuitry to execute computer readable instructions to: determine weight adjustments based on a ratio of (A) a first dot product of (i) attribute data and (ii) a difference between first aggregate panelist data and second seed panelist data, and (B) a second dot product of the attribute data and the attribute data, the first aggregate panelist data based on the attribute data, the attribute data corresponding to a seed panel; determine weight estimates based on the weight adjustments, the weight estimates to replicate respective seed panelists in the seed panel; and replicate respective ones of the seed panelists based on the weight estimates to generate a synthetic audience representative of return path data reported by a plurality of media devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sheppard, Jonathan Sullivan, Edward Murphy, Michael D. Morgan
  • Patent number: 11503373
    Abstract: An electronic device generates a respective user queue for each user of a plurality of users participating in a shared listening session. While providing a first media content item for playback, the device receives a second request, from a first user, to add a second media content item to the shared playback queue and updates the respective user queue for the first user. After receiving the second request, the electronic device receives a third request, from a second user, to add a third media content item to the shared playback queue and updates the respective user queue for the second user. The electronic device updates the shared playback queue using the respective user queues of the first user and the second user, including positioning the third media content item in an order of the shared playback queue to be played back before the second media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventor: Mattias Anders Malte Patricks
  • Patent number: 11496781
    Abstract: When a media client is receiving a media stream, the media client determines an upcoming time point at which the media client is to perform a content revision involving insertion (e.g., substitution or overlaying) of new content. The media client further determines an advanced time point when the media client should initiate a process of acquiring the new content, setting the advanced time point sufficiently in advance of the upcoming content-revision time point to enable the media client to obtain at least enough of the new content to be able to start the content revision on time. In an example implementation, the media client could determine the advanced time point by predicting how long the content-acquisition process will take, based on consideration of past instances of content acquisition, possibly correlated with operational factors such as content source, processor load, memory load, network speed, and time of day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Dunker, Markus K. Cremer, Shashank C. Merchant, Kurt R. Thielen
  • Patent number: 11483625
    Abstract: The timing for displaying an overlay a video is optimized using a system that includes an engagement component that receives information regarding frames of a video at which respective users of a plurality of users stop engaging with the video and an analysis component that calculates user engagement scores for the frames based on the information, wherein the user engagement scores reflect a percentage of the plurality of users that stop engaging with the video at the respective frames, and wherein the higher the percentage the lower the user engagement score. The system further includes an identification component that identifies a subset of the frames associated with relatively lower user engagement scores in comparison to other frames of the video and an overlay component that configures an overlay for displaying over the video near at least one of the frames included in the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jakob Foerster, Dhruv Bakshi
  • Patent number: 11483617
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for assigning metadata candidates to a commercial by performing image analysis on a plurality of the video frames to identify video frames that include one or more of identifiable product-related logos, brand-related logos, product-related text, or brand-related text which appear in the video frames, capturing frame data for such video frames, categorizing a temporal position of the identified video frames within the commercial as being in either a beginning or ending portion of the commercial, or a middle portion of the commercial, and assigning to the commercial the identified products or brands as primary metadata candidates when the temporal position of the identified video frames within the commercial is in either the beginning or ending portion of the commercial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ALPHONSO INC.
    Inventors: Lampros Kalampoukas, Ashish Chordia, Zhengxiang Pan
  • Patent number: 11477527
    Abstract: A method for automatically putting on standby an audio/video decoding system, including: obtaining information representing a program currently being broadcast by the system, referred to as the target program; performing a search for programs similar to the target program in accordance with at least one similarity criterion predefined in a database of information representing programs previously broadcast by the system, the broadcasting having been interrupted by a standby; determining a duration-of-inactivity threshold according to the number of programs similar to the target program; sending a notification intended for a user advising him of the imminent standby of the system if no interaction is noted between the user and system during a period equal to the duration-of-inactivity threshold determined after the end of the target program; and putting the system on standby if no interaction is noted between the user and system during a predefined period after sending of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Etienne Boistault
  • Patent number: 11476937
    Abstract: Methods and systems capable of improving the transmission of data along an upstream path of a Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Cable Network, from a transmitter in a node to a receiver in a Cable Modem Termination System.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Thompson, David C. Hartrum, Christopher Jeblonski, Rudolph J. Menna, John L. Moran, III
  • Patent number: 11470278
    Abstract: A system includes an input and a plurality of outputs. The system also includes an in-home network adapter configured to connect to and be positioned between the input and the plurality of outputs. The system also includes a splitter configured to connect to and be positioned between the in-home network adapter and the plurality of outputs. The input is configured to receive signals in a cable television (CATV) bandwidth and signals in a multimedia over coax alliance (MoCA) bandwidth. The in-home network adapter is configured to allow the signals in the MoCA bandwidth to pass from the input to the plurality of outputs and from the plurality of outputs to the input. The in-home network adapter is configured to attenuate or prevent the signals in the CATV bandwidth from passing from the input to the plurality of outputs, from the plurality of outputs to the input, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Bailey
  • Patent number: 11463749
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method comprising: receiving, from a first network, a input signal conveying a plurality of audio and/or video channels; sending, on a second network, a first signal comprising a first digital stream conveying a first audio and/or video channel comprised in the input signal, the first signal comprising, for a second channel of said plurality of audio and/or video channels other than the first channel, and a second digital stream comprising an identifying information of the other second channel and requiring less bandwidth than a digital stream conveying the other second audio and/or video channel of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Thomas Morin, Goulven Querre, Anthony Pesin
  • Patent number: 11463759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of transmitting a video stream, including: intercepting a video stream from a server to a video client; wherein the video client is on a user device; throttling onwards transmission of the video stream to the video client; analysing content within the video of the video stream; and performing an action in relation to the onward transmission to the video client as a result of the analysis of the content; wherein the throttling continues during analysis of the content. A system and software for transmitting a video stream are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Image Analyser Ltd.
    Inventors: Crispin Pikes, Randhir Shinde
  • Patent number: 11457262
    Abstract: Systems and technologies for providing an on-demand personalized news program are disclosed. The system and technologies allow an end user to create a news program that best matches the end user's tastes and preferences. To achieve this, one aspect of the disclosure relates to systematic personalization. Systematic personalization involves determining an end user's interests based on an assessment of user behavior as it relates to accessible content. The personalization process may also provide content to users that have been editorially curated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre GmbH
    Inventors: Eric Johnston, Isaac Showman, Rahul Powar
  • Patent number: 11442755
    Abstract: Secure access to a corporate application using a facade. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving, at a secure access cloud point of delivery (PoD), from a client application on a client device, a request to access a corporate application that is deployed in a corporate datacenter. The method may also include creating, at the secure access cloud PoD, a facade representing the corporate application. The method may further include forwarding, from the facade, to a connector that is also deployed in the corporate datacenter, the request. The method may also include brokering, by the connector and the facade, authentication of a user, authorization of access by the user, and a secure communication session between the client application and the corporate application via the facade, with the client application being unaware that the secure communication session is brokered by the connector and the facade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: David Patimer, Lior Lev-Tov, Eldad Rudich, Leonid Belkind
  • Patent number: 11445264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating notification interfaces synchronized with broadcast events and local interactions are disclosed. The system can receive a plurality of interactions corresponding to a conditional event opportunity of a live event from a respective plurality of client devices, and identify a broadcast receiver device that is presenting a broadcast of the live event. The system can generate instructions for a broadcast receiver device that causes an application executing on the broadcast receiver device to display one or more content items corresponding to the conditional event opportunity. The system can transmit the instructions to the broadcast receiver device to cause the application to display the one or more content items with the broadcast of the live event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: DraftKings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jordan Mendell
  • Patent number: 11438296
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for managing notifications from published applications. A method for managing notifications from one or more published applications includes detecting, by a server, a notification from the one or more published applications launched by a user at a client device, forming a notification packet containing information from the notification, and causing the notification packet to be provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Parallels International GMBH
    Inventors: Marco Borg, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 11425466
    Abstract: Disclosed are a data transmission method and a display device. The method includes: while an environment scene image is presented on a user interface, in response to an instruction for acquiring the environment scene image from a user, upload to a server image information corresponding to the environment scene image acquired from a camera of the display device; receiving an address message associated with the image information sent from the server, and controlling a display of the display device to present in a first area of the user interface a scene recognition image associated with the address message, and to present in a second area of the user interface the environment scene image; wherein the first are and the second area have an overlap portion; where the scene recognition image is able to be scanned by another device for downloading the environment scene image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenqin Yu, Shuo Zhu, Yansong Fu
  • Patent number: 11425458
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to to estimate population reach from marginal ratings. An example apparatus includes an interface to access marginal ratings of the media for a recorded audience, marginal ratings of the media for a population audience, and reach of the media for the recorded audience; a reach determiner to iteratively estimate a reach of the media for the population audience based on the marginal ratings for the recorded audience, the marginal ratings for the population audience, and the reach for the recorded audience; and the interface to output the estimated reach for the population audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sheppard, Jonathan Sullivan, Edward Murphy, Michael D. Morgan, Ludo Daemen
  • Patent number: 11412283
    Abstract: System and method for adaptively streaming a video. The method includes obtaining a first segment of a video file with a first bitrate and video quality level, and, after obtaining the first segment of the video file, determining, using a controller with a trained reinforcement-learning-based adaptive streaming model, a second bitrate and video quality level of a second segment of the video file to be obtained. The method also includes obtaining the second segment of the video file with the second determined bitrate and video quality level. The method may be repeated for different segments of the video file so as to adaptively stream the video represented by the video file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Sam Tak Wu Kwong, Xuekai Wei, Mingliang Zhou