Patents Examined by Oschta I Montoya
  • Patent number: 11910058
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to address shortcomings in conventional media systems via a novel technique to prevent corruption of a user's viewing profile. In some aspects, a user of an interactive media guidance application may select a media asset for viewing on a user device. The interactive media guidance application may receive a user viewing profile for the user from a remote server. If the media asset is determined to not be consistent with the user viewing profile, the interactive media guidance application may retrieve another user viewing profile for another user of the user device. If the media asset is determined to be consistent with the other user viewing profile, the interactive media guidance application may update the other user viewing profile based on the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sashikumar Venkataraman, Abhijit Satchidanand Savarkar, Linda Beach
  • Patent number: 11902602
    Abstract: Combining a plurality of video feeds of various modulation formats and from a variety of sources for providing a unified interface and an extension of services across the plurality of video feeds is provided. An integrated video feed system located at least in part at a subscriber premises is configured to receive a plurality of video content broadcast feeds (e.g., cable television, over the air television, satellite television, Internet Protocol television), generate a combined data feed comprising video content signals included in the plurality of video content feeds, identify and decode the video content signals, obtain additional data associated with each of the plurality of video content feeds, provide a unified interface for displaying an aggregation of data and services associated with the plurality of video content feeds, and to provide requested video content included in the plurality of video content broadcast feeds for playback on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Michael Paul Overcash
  • Patent number: 11885884
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention discloses a camera module including a light output unit configured to output an optical signal to an object; an optical unit configured to pass the optical signal reflected from the object; a sensor configured to receive the optical signal passed by the optical unit; and a control unit configured to acquire depth information of the object using the optical signal received by the sensor, wherein the sensor includes an effective area in which a light receiving element is disposed and an ineffective area other than the effective area and includes a first row region, in which the effective area and the ineffective area are alternately disposed in a row direction, and a second row region, in which the effective area and the ineffective area are alternately disposed in the row direction and the effective area is disposed at a position not overlapping the effective area of the first row region in a column direction, light that reaches the effective area of the first row region
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Geun Kim, Chang Hyuck Lee, Hyeong Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11889167
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for presenting an interactive content item matching a user-selected category to a user for a desired duration. A user selects a category and selects a first interactive content item on a media system. The system calculates a total duration of a storyline from the selected interactive content item that matches the selected category (e.g., a genre “comedy”) and compares the calculated duration to a desired predetermined duration for which the user wishes to watch the selected show. If the system determines, for instance, that the total duration of the selected storyline is less than the predetermined duration, the system identifies scenes from another show and interleaves them with scenes from the first interactive content item to generate a combined interactive content item that satisfies the user viewing preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Aher, Sandeep Jangra, Aman Puniyani, Mohammed Yasir
  • Patent number: 11869183
    Abstract: An endoscope processor according to one aspect includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image from an endoscope, a first correction unit that corrects the captured image acquired by the image acquisition unit, a second correction unit that corrects the captured image acquired by the image acquisition unit, and an output unit that outputs an endoscopic image based on the captured image corrected by the first correction unit and a recognition result using a trained image recognition model in which the recognition result is output in a case where the captured image corrected by the second correction unit is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Nishide
  • Patent number: 11871066
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to synchronize the power states of a display device and an external device connected to the display device. The display device includes an external device interface connected to an external device, a user input interface configured to receive a power signal from a remote control device, and a controller configured to process the power signal to control power of the display device to be turned on or off. When the power signal is received, the controller is configured to determine whether to process the power signal based on whether a signal is inputted from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyungryun Lee, Miyeon Kwon
  • Patent number: 11863841
    Abstract: The present application provides techniques of controlling playing videos. The techniques comprise sending a live streaming request to a server according to a user instruction; receiving live streaming data pushed by the server based on the live streaming request and a configuration parameter configured to a live streaming status; playing a video based on the live streaming data; and controlling a speed of playing the video based on the configuration parameter and unplayed live streaming data in the live streaming data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHANGHAI BILIBILI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengcheng Qiang, Nanling Zheng, Yufeng Xie, Qinglian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11856259
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to minimizing data usage over a communication link. A system may include a server configured to receive, via a first connection, a video stream from at least one camera. The server may also be configured to provide, via a second connection, the video stream to a user device. Further, the server may be configured to continue to provide the video stream to the user device via the second connection in response to reception of an indicator indicating that a user of the user device is actively viewing the video stream. Moreover, the server may be configured to cause the video stream from the server to the user device to be terminated in response to lack of receipt of the indicator within a predetermined time interval. Associated methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Liveview Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Richard Lindsey, Skyler J. Call, Charles G. Hayward
  • Patent number: 11849223
    Abstract: In one aspect the invention provides a time of flight camera data processing system incorporating a management processor structure capable of communicating configuration information to and/or from a waveform generator used by the time of flight camera. A depth circuit structure is also provided which is configured to receive raw image frame data supplied by a sensor of the time of flight camera, the raw image frame data defining an array of pixels. The depth circuit structure is configured to translate the raw image frame data of one or more pixels into complex components, and the management processor structure being configured to communicate configuration information and/or to issue operational instructions to the depth circuit structure. The depth circuit structure is arranged to output distance and amplitude information derived from at least one received raw image data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: CHRONOPTICS LIMITED
    Inventor: Refael Zabdi Whyte
  • Patent number: 11838559
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to media systems configured to receive and play live media content. In particular, methods and systems are provided for a multi-screen content playback experience for time shifted live stream content. Systems and methods are provided herein for generating for display a catch-up video (e.g., a segment of a live stream stored as URLs on a local device during the time the live stream was interrupted) in a picture-in-picture (PIP) window, and generating the PIP catch-up window and the live window for simultaneous display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Gupta, Vaibhav Gupta, Rohit Dhiman
  • Patent number: 11818420
    Abstract: A cross-device content projection method includes a first electronic device starting to play first content. The first electronic device obtains, from a near-field communication (NFC) tag, N second electronic devices bound to the NFC tag, where N is an integer greater than 1. The first electronic device projects, according to a preset projection policy, the first content onto at least two of the N second electronic devices for continuous playing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yudong Wang, Xiaohui Wu
  • Patent number: 11818436
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented for selecting a preferred source of ratings (e.g., Metacritic.com) and integrating the ratings into the electronic program guide (EPG) such as displaying the ratings alongside program listings. By allowing the user to select the source of ratings, the media guidance application ensures that the ratings provided are meaningful to the user. The media guidance application retrieves the ratings from the source of ratings selected by the user and displays the retrieved ratings in the corresponding program listing so that the user may make an informed decision about his or her television viewing. The media guidance application may also incorporate the retrieved ratings into media guidance functions such as setting reminders, scheduling recordings, or recommending programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: David Gerald Wittke
  • Patent number: 11812094
    Abstract: A media guidance application is provided by which users can view program listings associated with programming that the user may access using other user equipment devices. The media guidance application, implemented on, for example, a remote system, may determine through communications with television equipment whether or not the television equipment is authorized to provide a particular package of television programming to be viewed by the user. For example, an online program guide application may determine whether or not television equipment allows a user to view particular channels and, based on that determination, proceed to determine what packages of programming the user subscribes to. A customized program guide may then be displayed based on what programming the user subscribes to on various systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Alan Olague, Kuan Hidalgo Archer, Christopher Strader
  • Patent number: 11799683
    Abstract: A communication network device facilitates communication between devices and/or applications in a network without requiring each device to register with every other device or application. The communication network device may generate and assign a unique identifier to each device or application upon registration and store a role of the device or application (e.g., sender or receiver or both) in addition to capability and compatibility information. The communication network device may then dynamically broker and manage communications from each of the devices or applications to other devices and applications in real-time. Using a communication network device, communications may be directed to devices or applications without requiring a sending device to know of the recipient's network address. Additionally, the communication network device allows for the direct targeting of communications to specific applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Interactive Media, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Dixon, James Poder
  • Patent number: 11778249
    Abstract: A method is performed using a smart TV, which receives from a television signal source device a television signal feed encoding primary television content and then presents that content. The smart TV receives data via the computer network, including first data representing a to-be-replaced portion of the primary television content and second data representing secondary television content. Using the second data, the smart TV automatically presents the secondary television content in place of the to-be-replaced television content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: AlmondNet, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Shkedi
  • Patent number: 11770515
    Abstract: An exoscope with enhanced depth of field imaging is provided. The exoscope includes first and second sets of optical devices, the first set having a fixed image plane, the second set having a variable image plane adjacent the fixed image plane of the first set. The second set includes at least one variable device configured to change the position of the variable image plane. A beamsplitter splits light from a combined optical path of the first and second set to respective image devices of the first and second set of optical devices. A controller controls the at least one variable device to change the position of the variable image plane relative to the fixed image plane, combines images acquired by the respective image devices, and controls a display device to render a combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: William La, Siu Wai Jacky Mak
  • Patent number: 11765409
    Abstract: A system is provided for publishing a disparate live media output stream manifest that includes media segments corresponding to key events. A live production and playout system of disparate sub-systems is synchronized to a reference clock. A timecode from the reference clock is used as a reference time to log content related to key events that occur within the live production and playout system. A live event logging system is synchronized to the reference clock same as the live production and playout system. Based on location of the live event logging system, a time offset is introduced to compensate for a delay. When delay is variable, the reference clock is decoded from a live input stream to associate each key event with a corresponding timecode. Based on a programming schedule comprising the key events that occurred in the live input stream, the disparate live media output stream manifest is published.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11765420
    Abstract: A television and system and method for providing a remote control device are disclosed. In one embodiment of the television, the television includes a processor, a memory, a tuner, a panel, and an audio driver therein in an interconnected architecture. The television may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device, such as a proximate wireless-enabled interactive handheld device having a touch screen display, whereby formatted parallel audiovisual experience instructions, including virtual buttons, may be transmitted to the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device for display on the touch screen display to create an experience parallel to the experience on the television. The television receives and processes virtual remote control functionality input instructions from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device to control amenities associated with the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, William C. Fang
  • Patent number: 11758221
    Abstract: A wireless communication connection system enables an electronic device to perform Wi-Fi connection using a mobile terminal and to facilitate liking to the mobile terminal. The wireless communication connection system includes a mobile terminal connected to a wireless communication network, and an electronic device to perform, when receiving wireless communication connection information from the mobile terminal, the wireless communication connection based on the received wireless communication connection information. The electronic device displays an authentication manner, receives the wireless communication connection information from the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is authenticated in the authentication manner, and is connected to a wireless communication network the same as the wireless communication network connected to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyojeong Jeong, Taejin Park, Chiho Shin, Chanseok Lim
  • Patent number: 11758227
    Abstract: An example includes splitting audience member records into child nodes based on comparisons of first ones of attribute-value pairs of the audience member records to a first threshold, the attribute-value pairs representative of database subscriber activity data of corresponding audience members; in response to a quantity of ones of the audience member records in a first child node not satisfying the minimum leaf size, storing a terminal node value to indicate the first child node as a terminal node associated with one age category; in response to the quantity of the ones of the audience member records in the first child node satisfying the minimum leaf size, storing an intermediate node value to indicate the first child node as an intermediate node; and generating an age-correction model based on terminal nodes to facilitate correcting a database subscriber age characteristic associated with a media impression that is logged by a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Sullivan, Michael Sheppard