Patents Examined by Nathan Flynn
  • Patent number: 10149022
    Abstract: A system and method for automated tagging of one or more advertisements broadcasted on a channel in real time includes a step of detecting the one or more advertisements broadcasted on the channel, and another step of fetching a set of prominent frames and a pre-defined section of an audio clip. The set of prominent frames and the pre-defined section of the audio clip correspond to a detected advertisement. The method also includes another step of retrieving plural features. The plural features corresponds to the set of prominent frames and the pre-defined section of the audio clip. The method also includes another step of comparing each of the plurality of features with corresponding pre-defined set of features. The method also includes another step of tagging the detected advertisement with a unique tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Debasish Mitra, Hitesh Chawla
  • Patent number: 10127567
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to apply household-level weights to audience measurement data at a household-member level are disclosed. An example method to determine demographics of populations to measure media audiences of populations includes determining demographics for members of a first household of a sub-population. First demographics of a first member of the first household are different than second demographics of a second member of the first household. The example method includes calculating a first household-level weight for the first household based on a demographics distribution of the sub-population and aggregate demographics of a population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sheppard, Jonathan Sullivan, Peter Lipa, Alejandro Terrazas
  • Patent number: 10123058
    Abstract: Systems, methods, machine-readable media, and media device are provided to facilitate seamless flow content splicing to dynamically insert particularized content items in television programming content. A plurality of particularized content items may be received and stored in a content store. First content that corresponds to television programming may be received and processed to detect a first set of color characteristics of video content. A subset of the particularized content items may be selected based on matching a second set of color characteristics of the subset of the particularized content items to the first set of color characteristics of the video content corresponding to the television programming. The first content may be output for display. Then, the subset of the particularized content items may be output for display in succession so that display of the subset of the particularized content items directly follows display of the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Abhijit Sharma
  • Patent number: 10123055
    Abstract: A video content distribution system including a user terminal on which contents are viewable and a content management server. The user terminal includes a first reception unit configured to receive field-of-view video data. The user terminal includes a display control unit configured to display a field-of-view video. The user terminal includes a viewpoint switch request signal generating unit for requesting a switch from a first viewpoint to a second viewpoint in the field-of-view video. The user terminal includes a first transmission unit configured to transmit the viewpoint switch request signal to the content management server. The content management server includes a second reception unit configured to receive the viewpoint switch request signal. The content management server includes a second transmission unit configured to transmit the field-of-view video data. The content management server further includes a switch count updating unit configured to update a count of switches to the second viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Kento Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10110949
    Abstract: A process that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a location of a video cue frame within multimedia data based on metadata, an audio track or a combination thereof. The multimedia data is forwarded to a multimedia presentation device and the video cue frame is detected within the multimedia data based on its location. The video cue frame has an image portion including alternative multimedia content and an encoded message, wherein the alternative multimedia content is imperceptible during a normal display rate presentation at the multimedia presentation device. The alternative multimedia content is obtained by way of the video cue frame responsive to receiving a first selection of a first alternative display rate that differs from the normal display rate. The alternative multimedia content is forwarded to the multimedia presentation device based on the encoded message. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David Nagorniak, Adam Gasper
  • Patent number: 10110957
    Abstract: A display device including a display; a first external input unit configured to receive first content provided from a first external device; a second external input unit configured to receive second content from a second external device; and a controller configured to store, in a memory, a first thumbnail of the first content if the first content is displayed on the display for more than a predetermined time, to store, in the memory, a second thumbnail of the second content if the second content is displayed on the display for more than the predetermined time, and to display, on the display, a source list with the stored first thumbnail of the first content. Further, the source list represents the first and second external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunkyung Seo, Suyeon Cho, Suzin Lee
  • Patent number: 10104406
    Abstract: An increase in the speed of trick reproduction is achieved. A transmission stream, in which first transmission packets that are multilayer-configuration packets each having a multiplexed transport packet in an upper layer are continuously arranged is transmitted. In the transmission stream, the specific first transmission packets each including the multiplexed transport packet including data in which a first byte of an access unit of a random access point starts and having a header in which identification information is inserted are arranged at a predetermined interval. In addition, in the transmission stream, second transmission packets each including access position information corresponding to the previous and next specific first transmission packets and having a header in which identification information is inserted are arranged following the specific first transmission packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10104438
    Abstract: Automatic population of a programming guide mosaic screen is provided. Attributes relating to a user or group of users may be collected and utilized to identify one or more recommended content items relevant to the user. A visual display of the recommended content may comprise a combination of content currently airing on a channel selected by the user as a favorite channel, content rated highly by the user and/or by other users, content matching a commonly watched genre by the user, content associated with keyword searches, etc. Factors utilized to determine the type of content to automatically include in the programming guide mosaic screen may be dynamically updated according to changes in video viewing activity, received feedback, content purchases, or changes made to the user's preference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Catherine Elizabeth Thompson, John Kelly King, Katy Kozee, Anant Patil
  • Patent number: 10097788
    Abstract: An intelligent recording collects data associated with a user's viewing habit of live program contents and determines a viewing pattern by analyzing the collected data. The viewing pattern is used to identify a scheduled program content as a candidate for automatic recording, the identified scheduled program content having fallen within the determined viewing pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Sagar Zaveri
  • Patent number: 10091552
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a media guidance application that can identify and display a portion of a media asset that is of interest to a user. In some embodiments, the media guidance application may extract a portion of the media asset that encompasses a particular main action sequence. The extracted portion may also include an amount of additional content (e.g., content immediately before or after the main action sequence) that the media guidance application determines is necessary for the user to understand the main action sequence. In some embodiments, the media guidance application may extract several media assets, so that a user may graze through the extracted portions in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Papish
  • Patent number: 10091550
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system and method for selecting media content for a group of persons located at a venue. The system and method identify a plurality of viewers in a vicinity of a venue that has one or more display devices from location data and extracts a content viewing preference of each viewer from their profile data. The process includes aggregating the content viewing preference of each of the plurality of viewers to generate an aggregated content profile. Based on the aggregated content profile, a list of content is generated. Next, a first group of viewers approaching a viewing range of a display device are sensed by imaging data. Any conflicts between content viewing preferences of the first group of viewers are detected and resolved based on weighting the viewing preferences of the group. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Yadong Mu, Lee Begeja, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Behzad Shahraray, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10085046
    Abstract: A video transmission method is disclosed herein. A target video segmentation is transmitted to a piece of user equipment relatively quickly, so that caching efficiency of a caching device can be improved, and a processing burden of the caching device can be reduced. The method includes: receiving, by a gateway device, a target URL sent by a second user equipment, and determining, from a caching device, a second video corresponding to the target URL; determining a segmentation part of the target URL according to the segmentation part extraction model; and determining a target video segmentation from the second video according to the segmentation part of the target URL, and sending the target video segmentation to the second user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tingjun Han, Guiqing Zheng
  • Patent number: 10080048
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for automatically providing subscriber authentication and authorization services. For example, a subscription service communicates with an identity service provider to authenticate subscribers requesting video content from programmers and a payment service provider to confirm that authenticated subscribers are authorized to receive the content. The subscription service receives a media request for a programmer to provide media content to a subscriber device. The media request includes subscriber information for a subscriber associated with the subscriber device. The subscription service transmits the subscriber information to an identity service provider and receives the subscriber's authentication status from the identity service provider. The subscription service sends an entitlement check request to a payment service provider to determine whether the subscriber is authorized to access the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Anand Phatak
  • Patent number: 10080058
    Abstract: In communication system which includes server, information processing device and receiving device that performs transfer of a content item, information processing device includes a display broadcast station list receiver that receives display information for displaying a list of one or more content items from server through a first connection made based on a first communication mode. Moreover, information processing device includes a P2P connection implementation unit that establishes, between receiving device and information processing device, a second connection made based on a second communication mode for performing communication between receiving device and information processing device without passing via server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunio Gobara
  • Patent number: 10075769
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for increasing media consumption. The present invention can provide viewers increased access to content of interest across various platforms, such as online articles, online audio and video clips, and television and radio broadcasts. In an embodiment, an individual viewing content online, such as a news article, is given a link. The link provides the viewer access to a list of content related to the article being viewed. The related content is not limited to the platform related content across, and allows the user to view the content, automatically set the content to be recorded by a digital video recorder, or reserve the content for future viewing. By providing the user with convenient access to content across platforms, they are more given media content of interest. Accordingly, viewership of this content will increase through this connection of individuals with content that aligns with their interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Wellen, David Bohrman
  • Patent number: 10063908
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a display unit, a communication unit and a processing unit. When the wearable device has established communication with a multimedia system through the communication unit, the processing unit selectively operates in a bending-line mode in which the processing unit causes the display unit to display a bending line which extends beside a visible boundary of the display unit around a reference point within a display region defined by the visible boundary, and which is associated with information provided by the multimedia system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TP VISION HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Vikas Jain
  • Patent number: 10057606
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology, it is possible for content owners to better control the presentation of owned multimedia assets. Implementations of embodiments of the technology of the present disclosure leverage the specificity and greater breadth of detailed information about the multimedia asset of temporal metadata to enable content owners to associate business rules with particular content elements of the multimedia asset. After being notified of a match through the traditional fingerprinting process, embodiments in accordance with the present disclosure can programmatically identify the exact content elements contained within the uploaded multimedia file, and accordingly apply the applicable rules. Content owners may create a list of business rules associated with particular temporal metadata tags of a multimedia assets so that fine-grained rule application is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lindsay, Lena Bareket, Nimesh Narayan, Yoomi Koh Poon
  • Patent number: 10055768
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the order of commercial products in connection with the display of media content, whereby a player comprises a media production component and an interactive e-commerce component embedded therein. The player with the e-commerce component can be virally copied and propagated from one web page to any number of other web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Cinsay, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Briggs, Heath McBurnett, Delfino Galindo, Jr., Freddy Knuth
  • Patent number: 10051341
    Abstract: This application is directed to a method implemented on a computing device for supplementing a live broadcast displayed at a client device. The computing device analyzes descriptive information for the live broadcast and generates first keywords related to the live broadcast from the descriptive information. The computing device receives a plurality of live information streams independent from the live broadcast, and automatically without user intervention, extracts second keywords from the plurality of events. The computing device determines the relevance of each event in the plurality of events to the live broadcast by correlating the first keywords generated from the descriptive information of the live broadcast and the second keywords extracted from the plurality of events, thereby selecting a subset of the plurality of events. Information representing the subset of events is formatted for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel Edward Pettis, Justin Douglas Moore
  • Patent number: 10051329
    Abstract: Information may be presented on a display device about program content substantially concurrently, substantially contemporaneously, or otherwise in conjunction with the presented program, or with portions of the presented program. This presentation of information about program content may occur dynamically in response to a voice query or other query from a user while the presented program is playing or paused on the same or different presentation device on which the information about the program content is being presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Dale Llewelyn Mountain