Patents Examined by Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 11039194
    Abstract: A method to create interactivity between a main device and a secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Alain Delpuch, Ludovic Pierre
  • Patent number: 11025998
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for dynamically modifying a playlist for reviewing highlights of a media event. A playlist comprising highlights of a media event may be generated by a media guidance application. A user command may be received by the media guidance application to extend or shorten the currently-playing segment of the playlist. To generate a longer version of the segment, the media guidance application may access the media asset from which the playlist was originally generated at a position corresponding to the currently-playing segment, and generate a longer version of the segment. To generate a shorter version of the segment, the media guidance application may remove a portion of the currently-playing segment. The media guidance application may replace the currently-playing segment with, and begin playing back, the modified version of the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 10996552
    Abstract: A pseudo-volumetric display apparatus includes a first inwardly facing image display surface having a continuous geometry, with an open upper end, for presenting an interior panoramic image, and a second upwardly facing image display surface, located at a lower end of the first image display surface, for presenting a second image. The images may be generated optically or electronically. The second image is correlated and synchronized to the first image, and the first image display surface is sized and positioned to facilitate simultaneous viewing of both images from outside of the first surface via the open upper end. The same or coupled information may be simultaneously presented as a continuous Cartesian representation on the first image display surface and as a polar representation on the second image display surface, and content of one representation may be synchronized in accordance with a selected position in the other representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Eric Louis Ameres, Gordon Patrick Clement
  • Patent number: 10972805
    Abstract: Systems and procedures which allow for the placement of advertisements in an optimized manner are presented. Systems may be provided which may be configured to optimize a media plan (either automatically or manually, or a combinations of both) using demographic vectors, and may display the optimization results in a quantifiable manner using terms and numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VISIBLE WORLD, LLC
    Inventors: Gerrit Niemeijer, Seth Haberman
  • Patent number: 10944469
    Abstract: A system for wireless distribution of aircraft data, avionics parameters or control commands between a standardized aircraft interface point and other systems, including a portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) server. The system comprises an aircraft data system with avionics buses for carrying at least one of aircraft data, avionics parameters or control commands. A first module is configured to directly interface with the avionics buses, in order to read/write data. A second module is configured to combine/adapt the data and generate signals of the combined/adapted data. A third module is configured to transmit the signals from the second module via wireless standard protocols towards the portable IFE server. The IFE server is configured to receive the signals from the third module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Christian Schaupmann
  • Patent number: 10911808
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for targeting of advertising content for a consumer product, by obtaining consumer demographic data, the consumer demographic data including a plurality of demographic attributes for each person; identifying a plurality of media slots; and obtaining program information for a respective identified program aired in each media slot among the plurality of media slots, the program information including viewing data of a plurality of viewing persons viewing the program and each viewing person being among the plurality of persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADAP.TV, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Kitts, Dyng Au, Jon Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10904599
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems that determine multiple personas corresponding to a user account for digital content and train a persona classifier to predict a given persona (from among the multiple personas) for content requests associated with the user account. By using the persona classifier, the disclosed methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems accurately detect a given persona for a content request upon initiation of the request. Based on determining the given persona, in some implementations, the methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems generate a digital-content recommendation for presentation on a client device associated with the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Somdeb Sarkhel, Viswanathan Swaminathan, Shuo Yang, Saayan Mitra, Lakshmi Shivalingaiah, Jason Boyer, Dwight Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10867398
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for facilitating motion analysis in an environment, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the system may include a plurality of motions sensors configured to be disposed in the environment. Further, the plurality of motion sensors may be configured to generate a plurality of motion data corresponding to at least one motion of at least one object in the environment. Further, the system may include a plurality of video cameras disposable at a plurality of key locations in the environment. Further, at least one video camera may be configured to transmit a part of a corresponding image sequence to a remote monitoring center through at least one gateway. Further, the system may include at least one gateway disposable proximal to the environment, which may be configured as a two-way interface capable of communicating with the remote monitoring center and the plurality of motion sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Leduc
  • Patent number: 10857941
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing a view of an environment behind a vehicle. The system includes a camera located on a track and connected to the vehicle, the camera configured to detect image data of the environment behind the vehicle. The system also includes an actuator configured to move a position of the camera along the track. The system includes an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to determine, based on the image data, whether the view of the environment behind the vehicle is obscured. The ECU is configured to adjust, using the actuator, the position of the camera along the track when the view of the environment behind the vehicle is obscured until the view of the environment behind the vehicle is unobscured or less obscured. The system includes a rear-view mirror connected to the ECU and configured to display the view of the environment behind the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Coh L. Yoshizaki, Varun J. Prabhakar, David B. Auner
  • Patent number: 10856017
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to securely generating live previews of a live video stream. A request for a first preview is received from a user device, the first preview request relating to a live video stream. The live video stream is clipped to generate a first live preview, the first live preview comprising a first start time and a first end time. A request for a second preview request is received from the user device, the second preview request relating to the live video stream. The live video stream is clipped to generate a second live preview, the second live preview has a second start time and a second end time. The second start time begins at a pre-configured duration after the first end time of the first live preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUBOTV MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Sung Ho Choi, Thomas Symborski, Matthew Tretin
  • Patent number: 10848823
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for detecting user engagement with auxiliary content consumed by a user at a viewing device, the method comprising, at the viewing device generating requests for auxiliary content associated with media content selected by the user to be consumed; receiving auxiliary content from an auxiliary content store and playing out the auxiliary content to the user; displaying at least one user engagement element associated with the auxiliary content, the user engagement element defining an expected user activity; generating user engagement data based on the engagement of a user with the user engagement element in accordance with the expected user activity, and formulating a message to be transmitted to an auxiliary content controller, the messaging including a user identifier and the user engagement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Antony Shaw, Hans-Jurgen Maas
  • Patent number: 10841657
    Abstract: A method at a computing system includes receiving from a first device a request from a user indirectly referencing a media content item and content information including one or more portions of audio and/or video components of media playing in proximity to the first device in response to the user request, the media having originated from a third party content provider independent of the server system; and in response to receiving the user request and the content information from the first device: matching the content information received from the first device to a portion of content stored in the server system; and identifying the media content item based on the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10827228
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for recommending providers of media content to users viewing over-the-top content based on quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter R. Klappert, Raymond Valadez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10820035
    Abstract: Media content presentation methods are operable to control content presentation on a touch-sensitive display of a multi-media table that is communicatively coupled to a media device that is operable to access the media content. An exemplary embodiment receives, at the multi-media table from the media device, a media content event; presents the media content event on a portion of the touch-sensitive display of the multi-media table; detects a gesture-based touch movement made by a user on the touch-sensitive display; determines an intended user command based on the detected gesture-based touch movement; generates a media device command when the intended user command is configured to control presentation of the media content event; and communicates the generated media device command from the multi-media table to the media device, wherein the media device controls the media content event in accordance with the received media device command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lawrence Moran, Brandon Halper
  • Patent number: 10820020
    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 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Dunker, Markus K. Cremer, Shashank C. Merchant, Kurt R. Thielen
  • Patent number: 10812870
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a computer-generated method for optimizing placement of advertising content across multiple different devices. The system permits targeting of advertising content to consumers on TV and mobile devices that can be operated from within a multi-channel video programming distributor's environment. The system is able to use hard and soft constraints to come up with a number of possible targets for an advertising campaign and can then provide tools for optimizing those targets. The system can allocate advertising campaigns and plans to various inventory types based on the probability of accurate consumer matching. Consumer matching can be achieved by generation of look-alike models in a consumer's device graph to predict future consumption behavior. The system includes an interface through which a user can adjust various constraints and optimize a distributor's revenue yield from advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VideoAmp, Inc.
    Inventors: Debajyoti Ray, Ross McCray, David Gullo, Jay Prasad
  • Patent number: 10798460
    Abstract: A method for crowd-souring a screening by a user of an electronic device is disclosed. The method includes displaying, at a display of the electronic device, a plurality of available content selections received from a first server, and receiving, at the electronic device, a content selection of the plurality of available content selections. The method further includes displaying, at the display, a plurality of available cinema theater selections received from a second server in response to receiving the content selection, and receiving, at the electronic device, a cinema theater selection of the plurality of available cinema theater selections. The method also includes displaying, at the display, a plurality of available date and time selections received from the second server in response to receiving the cinema theater selection, and receiving, at the first electronic device, a date and time selection of the plurality of available date and time selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Man Nang Chong, Pranay Kumar
  • Patent number: 10798449
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, including: a broadcast receiver capable of receiving a broadcast signal; and a controller configured to obtain at least information used to control an operation of an application, the application using a broadcast signal received by the broadcast receiver, and an application information table describing information on an expire date, to determine if the expire date of the obtained application information table is expired or not based on information on the expire date, and to invalidate start of the application based on the application information table if the controller determines that the expire date is expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Dewa, Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10780824
    Abstract: The present invention is disclosing a safety accessory for vehicles. Safety accessory comprises a housing mounted on rear side of a trailer of vehicle. Housing comprises an image capturing device configured to capture a view towards rear side of trailer. Housing further comprises a set of safety lights and a set of speakers configured to render visual and audio signals respectively, based on captured view, a global positioning system (GPS) tracker configured to record location of vehicle at continuous time stamps. Housing further comprises a transceiver configured to communicate at least captured view, audio signals, and a location of trailer to one or more remote devices via a wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Elizabeth Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10785539
    Abstract: A set of media playback and device settings data from each home appliance of a first set of home appliances is stored on a central server and/or sent to a remote control device upon initiation of a suspend command by a user. The stored media and devices states may be used at a later time to control the first set of home appliances, or a user may, after relocating to a second set of home appliances, initiate a resume state command whereupon media playback and device settings data from the central server and/or remote control device controls each home appliance in the second set of home appliances to bring about the same or substantially similar media and device states as in the first set of home appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Christopher Chambers, Wayne Scott, Mark Momot