Patents Examined by Pankaj Kumar
  • Patent number: 10791347
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device including a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor. The processor is programmed to establish, for a recording event, one or more respective communications channels between the computing device and each of one or more media devices; receive one or more media input items from the one or more respective media devices; receive data indicating at least one of a range of capture of the respective media input item relative to a location of the recording event, a quality of the respective media input item, an excitement level of the respective media input item, an identity of the respective media device, and an identity of an operator of the respective media device; and generate a media output item based at least in part on the one or more media input items, and further based at least in part on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sling Media L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrey Abramov, Dmitry Dimov, Chih Jen Ken Lee, Naga Venkata Gnana Meherkanth Vurimi, Oleksandr Yegorov
  • Patent number: 10783624
    Abstract: One variation of an optical inspection kit includes: an enclosure defining an imaging volume; an optical sensor adjacent the imaging volume and defining a field of view directed toward the imaging volume; a nest module defining a receptacle configured to locate a surface of interest on a first unit of a first part within the imaging volume at an image plane of the optical sensor; a dark-field lighting module adjacent and perpendicular to the nest module and including a dark-field light source configured to output light across a light plane and a directional light filter configured to pass light output by the dark-field light source normal to the light plane and to reject light output by the dark-field light source substantially nonparallel to the light plane; and a bright-field light source proximal the optical sensor and configured to output light toward the surface of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Instrumental, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Bruce Weiss, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Patent number: 10771831
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that predicts an interest of a viewer in a media program that will be available for consumption over a content delivery network, determines a first advertisement that may be shown to the viewer during a broadcast of the media program, and transmits the first advertisement to a local device of the viewer in advance of the broadcast of the media program. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Fryer, Nicholas Nicas, David Irvin
  • Patent number: 10771683
    Abstract: Accurate motion detection is performed by discriminating whether a sensor detecting an object motion is mounted on a human body or not, and processing is executed with respect to metadata based on the result. Sensor information according to the motion is input from the sensor, and a sensor mounting position is determined. A sensor mounting position detection unit calculates a ratio between a high-frequency component and a low-frequency component included in the sensor information, and discriminates whether the sensor is mounted on the human body or is mounted on other than the human body, on the basis of the calculated ratio. A metadata generating unit inputs user motion detection information obtained by executing a motion detection algorithm assuming a sensor mounting position coincident with a sensor mounting position detection result, and generates the shot image corresponding metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fukuyasu, Noriyuki Aramaki
  • Patent number: 10764655
    Abstract: Standard video (and audio) data are combined or blended with immersive video (and audio) data. The data may be collected together, and the standard video views may be a default or reflect a primary view or scene for certain content. The immersive video views may be adjacent or around the primary view, and are available for viewing based upon audience input. The data are blended temporally and spatially to synchronize and align them for virtually seamless transition between the standard video view and the immersive video views. Blending may be performed before distribution, after distribution, or some combination of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Arturo Vermolen, Sheau Ng
  • Patent number: 10764642
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivering video programs are provided. A plurality of video programs are provided in a fragmented, adaptive bit rate format. A request for a respective video program from the plurality of video programs is received from each of a plurality of clients. The requested video programs are multiplexed for delivery to the clients in a multiplex over a shared, fixed-bit-rate transmission channel. In the fragmented, adaptive bit rate format, the fragment delivered to the client may not be the same as the requested fragment and is dependent on multiple criteria, including the bitrate and quality of the requested and delivered fragments, the total available delivery bandwidth, and other fragment requests made on the channel. The resulting multiplex may be either a constant bit rate multiplex or a variable bit rate multiplex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: IMAGINE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
    Inventors: Yuval Fisher, Adam S. Tom
  • Patent number: 10757453
    Abstract: A content streaming system and methodology for facilitating the management of content streaming. A video packaging and origination service requests streaming content that is organized according to content segments. Individual content segments will be encoded according to a plurality of encoding profiles and received at different ingress nodes within video packaging and origination service. The video packaging and origination service utilizes deterministic data generated by the different ingress nodes to determine when receipt of individual content segments is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kale, Saurav Sengupta, Kyle Sletmoe, Kristopher Kosmatka, William Shogren, Rory McCarthy, Gary Hertel, Ramya Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10757400
    Abstract: A near eye display device includes a sparse array of intensity modulated light beam emission and steering points disposed on a transparent lens, capable of forming a wide field of view composite image directly on the retina with variable degrees of apparent depth controlled by an image forming timing signal. The active regions of the beam emission and steering elements is configured so as not to generate optical aberrations of transmitted ambient light that is apparent to the eye. The display may be applied to small form factor stereoscopic head worn display systems and used in conjunction with Augmented Reality software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Manor Financial, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Shanks, Andrew Kemendo
  • Patent number: 10753857
    Abstract: A method for measuring microscopic object velocities in fluid flow in a capillary tube including scanning a microscope focal plane through a fluid filled space for objects, where the scanning follows an interrupted repeating pattern having sub-patterns where the sub-patterns position the microscope focus plane beginning at a selected focus position at a first time and ending at the selected focus position at a later second time. A sensor registers images in image frames during the scanning. A first object image is registered in a first image frame at the selected focus position and a second object image is registered in a second image frame at the selected focus position. The object in the first object image and the second object image are identified as the same object. A processor determines a velocity for the identified object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VISIONGATE INC.
    Inventor: David Ethan Steinhauer
  • Patent number: 10749475
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modulating an amplifier power supply to efficiently attain amplified RF output power with much lower power dissipation than existing amplifiers. In a cable television (CATV) network, a processor receives a signal to be amplified by an amplifier at a location remote from the processor. A bias point of the amplifier may be variably modulated based on peaks of an input signal to reduce amplifier dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Marcel F. Schemmann, Zoran Maricevic
  • Patent number: 10743050
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for substituting an updated segment of media guidance data that no longer includes a selected media asset identifier with another segment of media guidance data that includes the selected media asset identifier. A media guidance application may determine, following an update to a segment of media guidance data, that a selected media asset identifier, associated with a given media asset classifier, is no longer included in the updated segment of media guidance data. The media guidance application may retrieve another segment of media guidance data that is associated with the given media asset classifier and that includes the selected media asset identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCarty, Mikhail Aksenfeld, Corey Tulis, David Wittke
  • Patent number: 10743053
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and system for real time, dynamic, adaptive and non-sequential assembling of one or more mapped fragments of one or more tagged videos. The method includes a step of receiving a set of preference data from pre-defined selection criteria and set of user authentication data. The method includes another step of fetching the one or more tagged videos from the digitally processed repository of videos. The method includes yet another step of fragmenting each tagged video of the one or more tagged videos into the one or more tagged fragments and clustering one or more logical sets of mapped fragments into one or more logical clusters of mapped fragments. The method includes yet another step of assembling at least one of the one or more logical clusters of mapped fragments in a pre-defined order of preference to obtain an assembled video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: N. Dilip Venkatraman, Savitri Dilip
  • Patent number: 10735788
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for packaging media and data for transmission over a broadband communications network link for display at a terminal destination. Features of the method included creating desired media segments for transmission to the terminal destination and for creating targeting information, for example in whole or in part in the form of metadata, for transmission to the terminal destination. Other features include packaging the created media segments and the created targeting information in a single package and unpacking the single package for display of the targeted media at the terminal destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Visible World, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Van De Pol, See Wing Mak, Alex Jansen, Gerrit Niemeijer, Seth Haberman
  • Patent number: 10735665
    Abstract: An information handling system operating a wearable headset IR emitter saturation correction system may comprise an infrared emitter emitting IR light, a camera capturing a calibration image and a first session image of the IR light reflected from a landmark, and a SLAM engine generating a first session SLAM frame. A processor may execute code instructions to compare the measured calibration pixel brightness value for each pixel associated with the landmark in a calibration image with a measured first session pixel brightness value for each pixel associated with the landmark in the first session image to determine whether the first session SLAM frame is over or under saturated, and determine an adjusted brightness if the first session SLAM frame is over or under saturated. The infrared emitter may emit light according to the adjusted brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Vivek Viswanathan Iyer, Yagiz C. Yildiz
  • Patent number: 10735801
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus executing a function with a higher added value can include: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive broadcasting data of broadcasting program contents and location information from a broadcast transmission path, a reference destination for obtaining data related to the broadcasting data being described in the location information; a communication unit configured to receive communication data of the program contents from the reference destination described in the location information via a communication line; a recording/reproducing unit configured to record and reproduce the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; an outputting unit configured to output the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents reproduced from the recording/reproducing unit to external equipment; and a server function unit for external equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Mitsunobu Watanabe, Nobuo Masuoka, Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10728598
    Abstract: A system for providing television (TV) service including high definition television (HDTV) service, and for providing verification that a subscriber has connected an HDTV to the system includes a TV service provider headend and a set top box (STB). The HDTV may have an HDTV digital video interface (DVI) interconnect. The STB may be electrically coupled to the headend and have an STB DVI interconnect. When the HDTV DVI interconnect is initially electrically coupled to the STB DVI interconnect, the HDTV generally presents a data signal to the STB and the STB generally presents the data signal to the headend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew D. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10721462
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for calibrating parameters of a three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus, the method including acquiring a first captured image of a 3D display apparatus displaying a first pattern image, adjusting a first parameter set of the 3D display apparatus based on the first captured image, acquiring a second captured image of the 3D display apparatus displaying a second pattern image based on the adjusted first parameter set, and adjusting a second parameter set of the 3D display apparatus based on the second captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juyong Park, Hyoseok Hwang, Dongkyung Nam
  • Patent number: 10721524
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a processor, and memory including machine readable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to: extract a series of tags associated with media playing on a presentation device, different ones of the tags in the series of the tags embedded in the media at different temporal positions within a duration of the media; identify a first tag from the series of tags to report to a central facility, the first tag identified based on a temporal proximity of the first tag to an event associated with the media playing on the presentation device; and transmit the identified first tag to the central facility, other tags in the series of tags not being transmitted to the central facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Jan Besehanic
  • Patent number: 10721525
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program enabling an enhanced sense of unity between a performer and a viewer. The information processing device includes a viewer information acquisition unit that acquires specific viewer information input from a viewer who views a distributed moving image, a performer information acquisition unit that acquires specific performer information input from a performer who performs in the moving image, an emotion recognition unit that recognizes an emotion on a basis of at least one of the viewer information and the performer information, and a control unit that controls an addition of an effect based on the emotion. The present technology is applicable to a distribution system that distributes moving images, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakagawa, Rio Yamasaki, Masafumi Kakisaka
  • Patent number: 10721536
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting custom navigation options are described herein. In some embodiments, the media guidance application displays a first portion of a media asset, and receives a user selection of an entity depicted within the portion. The media guidance application identifies a playlist of media asset portions associated with the entity, and generates for display a transport bar associated with the entity comprising an indicator identifying the entity and only one or more regions associated with the playlist of media asset portions. The media guidance application then receives a second user selection, and generates for display a second portion of the media asset associated with the entity in response. In some embodiments, the media guidance application identifies the playlist by searching a custom presentation database for entries associated with the entity, and retrieves the playlist from the identified entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Thomas, Margret B. Schmidt, Ajay Kumar Gupta, Alexander W. Liston, Jonathan A. Logan, Mathew C. Burns, Gabriel C. Dalbec