Patents Examined by Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 10715852
    Abstract: To implement advertisement distribution suitable for a user by associating each device even when a user uses a plurality of devices, the information processing apparatus includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire first identification information at least including an Internet Protocol (IP) address and information regarding a television viewing log, and second identification information at least including an IP address and an advertisement ID (Identifier); and a control unit configured to perform control to identify a combination of the viewing log and the advertisement ID corresponding to the same IP address on the basis of the first identification information and the second identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DENTSU INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi Matsunaga, Shun Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10715838
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device programmed to generate an aggregated media item that includes individual media items from a plurality of inputs. The aggregated media item combines one or more of the individual media items for a common display. The computing device is further programmed to send the aggregated media item to a media device and receive commands from the media device. The commands identify data from the aggregated media content item to be included in a media output item. The computing device is further programmed to generate the media output item based on the aggregated media content item and the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Sling Media L.L.C., Sling Media PVT Ltd
    Inventors: Padmanabha R. Rao, Satish Iyer
  • Patent number: 10701431
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein facilitate virtual reality (VR) video playback using handheld controller gestures. More specifically, jog and shuttle gestures are associated with controller rotations that can be tracked once a triggering event is detected (e.g., pressing and holding a controller play button). A corresponding jog or shuttle command can be initialized when the VR controller rotates more than a defined angular threshold in an associated rotational direction (e.g., yaw, pitch, roll). For example, the jog gesture can be associated with changes in controller yaw, and the shuttle gesture can be associated with changes in controller pitch. Subsequent controller rotations can be mapped to playback adjustments for a VR video, such as a frame adjustment for a jog gesture and a playback speed adjustment for the shuttle gesture. Corresponding visualizations of available gestures and progress bars can be generated or otherwise triggered to facilitate efficient VR video playback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph DiVerdi, Seth John Walker, Brian David Williams
  • Patent number: 10681417
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating and routing modified multimedia data frames. In one aspect, the method includes maintaining, by a first network node, channel membership data that includes data indicating, for each channel of a plurality of channels, leaf node membership for a plurality of channels, and for each channel of the plurality of channels: determining, based on the channel membership data, the leaf nodes that are subscribed to access the channel, generating, based on the leaf nodes that are subscribed to access the channel, a modified multimedia data frame for the channel that includes (i) a hub node identifier, (ii) data that describes a destination address of each leaf node that is subscribed to access the channel and (iii) a payload, and transmitting, by the first network node, the generated modified multimedia data frame to a second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jiwoong Lee
  • Patent number: 10678840
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting news items corresponding to media content are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: determining a channel that is providing a television program; determining whether news content corresponding to the channel exists, wherein the determining further comprises: obtaining news documents, determining keywords associated with the news documents based on frequency, receiving captioning content corresponding to the channel, determining whether at least one of the keywords associated with the news documents is included in the captioning content, selecting a news document in response to determining that keywords associated with the news document are included in the captioning content, and obtaining one or more news items that correspond to the news document; and causing the one or more news items relating to the television program to be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10674206
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for generating a media quality score associated with the presentation of a content item are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Integal Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Sabelli, Amy Shriber, Sergei Izrailev, Mandeep Singh Badwal, Ana Calabrese, Mattia Fumagalli, Masroor Naved, Bradley O. Timmers, Kiril Tsemekhman, Stefano Vegnaduzzo
  • Patent number: 10659752
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods and systems for visualizing an object region. The system including an electronic image capturing device, comprising an optical assembly, which provides a first optical channel for a first imaging beam path imaging the object region on a first sensor area of the image capturing device and a second optical channel for a second imaging beam path imaging the object region on a second sensor area of the image capturing device and which contains a microscope main objective system, through which the first imaging beam path and the second imaging beam path pass, comprising a first image producing device for the visualization of the object region for a first observer, to whom a first image of the object region, captured on the first sensor area, and a second image of the object region, captured on the second sensor area, are suppliable, and comprising a second image producing device for visualizing the object region for a second observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Alois Regensburger, Christoph Hauger
  • Patent number: 10645425
    Abstract: A method for managing multimedia data by a contents server comprises the steps of: generating one or more chunks from an input image; generating chunk information of the input image including a list of the generated chunks; performing an identity check among chunks on the basis of the chunk information of the input image and chunk information stored in the contents server; and updating the stored chunk information according to a result of the identity check, wherein the chunks are a meaningful scene unit in an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Park, Young-Wan So, Gi-Young Nam, Kyoung-Soo Park, Sang-Wook Bae, Dong-Su Han, Jae-Yeon Song
  • Patent number: 10644785
    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: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hansen, Christian Schaupmann
  • Patent number: 10623514
    Abstract: The described technology is directed towards returning expanded data, beyond the data that was specifically requested, to a client, in order to reduce or eliminate likely subsequent requests for more data. Client requests for data items are processed by expansion rule logic to find an expansion rule set (e.g., file) corresponding to the identified data item. The rule set is used to expand requests for certain data items into expanded requests that return more data items than those requested. Client devices receive, cache and (often) use the cached expanded data items, which thereby reduces the overall number of requests to the data service. Expansion rules may be based upon observations (e.g., machine learned and/or manual) of request patterns, so as to reasonably predict which data item or items clients will likely next need, and return those as expanded data items in anticipation of their need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventors: Sata Busayarat, Allen Arthur Gay, Brandon C. Furtwangler, Steven N. Furtwangler
  • Patent number: 10609291
    Abstract: An endoscopic apparatus and method to capture an image of in-vivo tissue with automatic exposure control. For example, the method includes capturing image data on an image sensor and analyzing an indication of brightness of each pixel to determine whether the captured image data is saturated. When the image data is saturated, the method includes reducing the exposure period by a first increment, and repeating the capturing and analyzing steps until the captured image data is not saturated. When the captured image data is not saturated, in some embodiments, the method includes analyzing the indication of brightness of each pixel compared to a threshold indicative of use of a proportion of an available dynamic range of the image sensor, and when it is determined that the threshold has not been reached, increasing the exposure period by a second increment that has a magnitude relative to the first increment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: King's College London
    Inventors: Frederic Festy, Richard Cook, Timothy Watson
  • Patent number: 10575056
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a system, computer readable medium, and method for recording and distributing video content based on DRM parameters. For example, in one embodiment, a set-top box is disclosed that includes a processor for executing a set of instructions. The set-top box also includes memory in communication with the processor. The processor is configured to execute the set of instructions to receive user input to record a video content; determine DRM parameters associated with the video content, wherein the DRM parameters are established by at least of a content owner and a communications service provider, the DRM parameters indicating designated portions of the video content that is recordable; and record the video content based on the DRM parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: David E. Emerson, Gary W. LaFreniere, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks, Sr., Michael S. Goergen
  • Patent number: 10567820
    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: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ADAP.TV, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Kitts, Dyng Au, Jon Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10555017
    Abstract: Methods for managing digital content include authenticating a user account identifier from a client device over a computer network, registering a telephone number for at least one wireless mobile device in a registry identified with the user account based on the authenticating, as a pre-authorized identifier for accessing digital content licensed for use with the client device. The methods include maintaining a library of digital content identified with the user account for access by the at least one wireless mobile device, and initiating streaming of the digital video content to the at least one wireless mobile device without requiring user authentication from the at least one wireless mobile device, based on the registering of the telephone number as the pre-authorized identifier. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Justin Herz, Kevin Kozan, Essam Mahmoud, Alan Levicki
  • Patent number: 10554932
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for replacing default advertisement streams in a media stream with replacement advertisement streams. User profile information is obtained for a particular user and/or device. A default advertisement stream is identified and replaced with advertisement streams selected using the user profile information. Timestamp information and sequence number information is maintained to allow uninterrupted delivery of the modified media stream while customizing media streams for particular users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Karlsson, Gabriel Netterdag, Martin Linderoth, Ola HÃ¥llmarker
  • Patent number: 10547897
    Abstract: An information processing device receives a stream for outputting image information from another information processing device by using wireless communication, the information processing device including a wireless communication unit and a control unit. The wireless communication unit performs communication to exchange capability information regarding the information processing device and capability information regarding the other information processing device with the other information processing device. The control unit performs control in a manner that multi-reception diversity of the stream related to the other information processing device is set based on the capability information regarding the other information processing device and a use of the information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Iwami, Tomoya Yamaura, Osamu Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10531137
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for collecting various types of data relating to a sporting event and processing the collected data to improve a broadcast of the sporting event to remote devices. A performance measuring device may be integrated, constructed, weaved or placed, for example, in or on the clothes of athletes that participate in the sporting event. The performance measuring device then monitors real-time motion data and positional information of each athlete within an area associated with the sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mayfonk Athletic LLC
    Inventors: Martin T. Matak, Jonathan Mitts, Jef Spaleta, Christoph Roedig
  • Patent number: 10499117
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing customized television advertisements. In one aspect, television advertising templates are used for generating customized television advertisements. The television advertisement templates include targeting criteria specifying targeting conditions for the television advertising template, which are conditions for selecting the television advertisement template for an advertisement availability, and content selection criteria specifying availability content associated with an advertisement availability for use in selecting variable advertisement content elements for inclusion in a customized television advertisement generated from the television advertising template. The variable advertisement content elements can include video elements, audio elements, and text elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Simon M. Rowe, Alastair Peter William Maw, Nicholas Salvatore Arini, Iain Merrick, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Kyle Maddison, Andrew Gildfind, Raimundo Mirisola
  • Patent number: 10477281
    Abstract: A method is proposed comprising: receiving at least one video and/or audio content distributed to a plurality of individuals; monitoring Social Network data of at least one online Social Network, wherein the monitored Social Network data are directly or indirectly related to the received video and/or audio content; filtering the monitored Social Network data of the at least one online Social Network related to the received video and/or audio content by applying at least one filtering criterion based on a predetermined metric, for identifying at least one part of the received video and/or audio content; extracting from the received video and/or audio content the at least one identified part, and making available to a user the selected at least one part of the video and/or audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Marchetti, Giovanni Martini
  • Patent number: 10462498
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a set-top box determines whether to communicate a notification to a user device to live stream multimedia content. The notification comprises an option to initiate live streaming of the multimedia content. The set-top box communicates the notification to the user device to live stream the multimedia content. A user device communicates a selection to initiate live streaming of the multimedia content to the set-top box. In response to the selection, the set-top box live streams the multimedia content to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudheer Bandela, Binny Asarikuniyil, Hai Nguyen, Heather Truong