Patents Examined by William J Kim
  • Patent number: 11457278
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining social network information associated with a first user, wherein the social network information includes information identifying a second user who is related to the first user. A determination is made that the first user had selected, during a presentation of a first media content item by a first media processing device of the first user, recording of a second media content item that had been advertised during the presentation of the first media content item. Responsive to the determining that the first user had selected the recording of the second media content item, a second media processing device of the second user is directed to record the second media content item. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: DIRECTV, LLC
    Inventors: Megha Venugopal, Steven Allstead, Jr., Cory Max Bernhardt, Michael Habif
  • Patent number: 11451621
    Abstract: A wireless hub is configured to receive device identification information for each of a plurality of different devices. The wireless hub is further configured to access a database and obtain command codes for controlling the different devices and to transmit command codes based on the obtained command codes to control the different devices. The wireless hub is configured, in response to detect a gesture using motion detection of a user of the wireless hub, to control presentation of video content by a video display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Rateze Remote Mgmt LLC
    Inventor: Patrick T. Igoe
  • Patent number: 11445262
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting media content in response to a channel change request are provided. In some implementations, methods for presenting media content in response to a channel change request are provided, the methods comprising: causing media content provided on a first channel to be presented in a first display area on a first screen; receiving, at a hardware processor, a request to switch to a second channel; in response to receiving the request to switch to the second channel, causing thumbnail content corresponding to the second channel to be presented in the first display area; determining whether media content provided on the second channel is ready for presentation; and in response to determining that the media content provided on the second channel is ready for presentation, causing the media content provided on the second channel to be presented in the first display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Joon-Hee Jeon, Sun-Gi Hong, Jungshik Jang, Jaekyun Seok, Jae Seo
  • Patent number: 11438642
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering multiple media assets for a plurality of users are disclosed herein. A plurality of users proximate to a display device may detected and split into groups based on preference for a specific media asset. Media assets may be generated on a display device in a layout based on the number of users in each group. When a new user enters the proximity of the display device the group membership may be recalculated and based on the new group memberships the display layout may be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Sinnott, David Shoop, Dylan M. Wondra, Todd Kulick
  • Patent number: 11438659
    Abstract: A stream playout and distribution system and method for disparate live media output stream playout and broadcast distribution are provided. The system generates a plurality of disparate live media output stream manifests, which comprises at least one of an index of a plurality of pre-encoded media assets or a plurality of live input streams, based on playout schedule and content viewing demographics. The system further generates a new version of at least one disparate live media output stream manifest based on insertion of a segment of at least one of a pre-encoded media asset or a live input stream into the disparate live media output stream manifest. Each segment corresponds to a different quality level and a different content encryption mode. The system further retrieves one or more broadcast content segments encoded in first encoding format of the new version, and converts retrieved broadcast content segments to second encoding format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11418838
    Abstract: High frame rate image data having backward compatibility is favorably transmitted. Image data of each picture of a base layer included in a base stream sent from a transmission side has been subjected to a mixing process in a linear space or a non-linear space. On a reception side, the inverse mixing process can be performed appropriately by performing in a corresponding space on the basis of processing space information indicating whether or not the mixing process is performed in the linear space or the non-linear space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 11412303
    Abstract: A method of filtering images of live stream content may include defining a prohibited frame content template; analyzing live stream content at a frame level to determine content within each frame of the live stream content; and comparing a frame of the live stream content against the prohibited frame content template to detect prohibited content in the frame that matches prohibited frame content as defined by the prohibited frame content template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Jonathan Dunne, Liam S. Harpur, Kelley Anders
  • Patent number: 11412310
    Abstract: An example device includes a memory configured to store video data; and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and configured to: receive tracking and sensor information from an extended reality (XR) client device; generate scene data using the tracking and sensor information, the scene data comprising one or more video frames of the video data; encode the video frames to form encoded video frames; perform a radio access network (RAN) simulation of delivering the encoded video frames via a radio access network; decode the encoded video frames delivered according to the RAN simulation to form decoded video frames; calculate values representing individual frame quality for each of the video frames from the generated one or more video frames and the decoded video frames; and determine an overall quality value from the values representing the individual frame quality for each of the video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Stockhammer, Nikolai Konrad Leung, Imed Bouazizi, Min Wang
  • Patent number: 11405660
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various aspects enable uplink delivery and downlink distribution of media content to users in live uplink streaming services. In various embodiments, media in a live uplink streaming service may be distributed by unicast and/or broadcast delivery methods. Various embodiments may include receiving, in a processor of a live uplink streaming sink computing device, assistance data for a live streaming session, selecting, by the processor, one or more delivery methods for processed media of the live streaming session based at least in part on the assistance data, and transmitting, by the processor, the processed media using the selected delivery methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles Nung Lo, Nikolai Konrad Leung, Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Ralph Akram Gholmieh, Min Wang
  • Patent number: 11405691
    Abstract: A stream playout and distribution system and method for disparate live media output stream playout and broadcast distribution are provided. The system generates a plurality of disparate live media output stream manifests, which comprises at least one of an index of a plurality of pre-encoded media assets or a plurality of live input streams, based on playout schedule and content viewing demographics. The system further generates a new version of at least one disparate live media output stream manifest based on insertion of a segment of at least one of a pre-encoded media asset or a live input stream into the disparate live media output stream manifest. Each segment corresponds to a different quality level and a different content encryption mode. The system further retrieves one or more broadcast content segments encoded in first encoding format of the new version, and converts retrieved broadcast content segments to second encoding format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11399214
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein support or provide for predicting a rating for a media asset for one geographic region based on a reference rating of the media asset for another geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SPHEREX, INC.
    Inventors: Teresa Ann Phillips, Pranav Anand Joshi, Kira Michelle McStay
  • Patent number: 11395026
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that measure web activity bursts after ad broadcasts that may be sent to multiple persons. One system uses a cookie-less/cookie-optional, anonymous/personal-identification-not-required, method for web-based conversion tracking that will work on broadcast media systems such as television, and could also be applied to measuring spikes from email, radio, and other forms of advertising where an episodic ad event is broadcast to multiple parties, and where responses occur in a batch after the broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ADAP. TV, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Kitts, Dyng Au, Michael Bardaro, Sawin Lee, Alfred Lee
  • Patent number: 11388369
    Abstract: A video device includes: a first video signal terminal to which a video signal cable for transmitting a video signal is detachably connected; a second video signal terminal which is of the same shape as that of the first video signal terminal, and to which the video signal cable is detachably connected; a detection unit which detects a predetermined state in the first video signal terminal and the second video signal terminal; a first video signal switch which connects the first video signal terminal to either an input unit or an output unit; a second video signal switch which connects the second video signal terminal to either the input unit or the output unit; and a control unit which controls a connection state of the first video signal switch and a connection state of the second video signal switch according to a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 11381862
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device having a processing system including a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations including: receiving an operational state of an audiovisual player of a client device, wherein the operational state comprises a foreground operational state or a background operational state; and sending an ad placement request comprising the operational state to a decision server for a content request for advertisement content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barry A. Smith, Jesse Forest, Przemyslaw Kamela, Rajesh Krishna
  • Patent number: 11375252
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus generates an audiovisual content item data stream (e.g. transport stream) comprising a plurality of individual audiovisual data streams with audiovisual components for the content item. A generator (301-307) generates a first stream comprising both mandatory audio data and replaceable audio data for the audio representation where the replaceable audio data being data can be replaced by alternative audio data. A combiner (309) includes the resulting stream into the content item data stream. A receiving apparatus includes an extractor (403) which extracts the mandatory audio data from the received stream. A replacer (415) may replace the replaceable audio data by alternative audio data and an output (415) can generate an audio signal from the mandatory and alternative audio data. The approach may specifically provide an improved and more flexible data stream for audiovisual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Albertus Brondijk, Arnoldus Werner Johannes Oomen, Fransiscus Marinus Jozephus De Bont
  • Patent number: 11375272
    Abstract: A video display apparatus includes a wireless communicator which receives a video stream from a tuner apparatus via wireless communication, a display which displays a video based on the video stream, an HDMI (registered trademark) connector connected to a source apparatus via an HDMI (registered trademark) cable, and a changer which changes a signal output from an HPD terminal to the source apparatus to a level Lo when the signal output from the HPD terminal is at a level Hi and the video based on the video stream is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Hosoi, Kohei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11375280
    Abstract: A device may receive content data, a first model, and a second model. The first model may be trained on different types of metadata than the second model. The content data may include a first identifier of a first content item and a first set of metadata associated with the first content item. The device may process the first set of metadata to generate first recommendations from the first model and second recommendations from the second model. The device may provide the first identifier and a combination of the first recommendations and the second recommendations to client devices. The device may receive, from the client devices, user-generated target recommendations based on the combination. The device may process the user-generated target recommendations, the first recommendations, and the second recommendations, to provide feedback to update the first model and the second model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan, Rajeshwar Makam, Frolov Volodymyr, Pratik Sarkar, Ankit Naidu, Yevhen Rutskyi
  • Patent number: 11368734
    Abstract: A device may receive content data identifying television schedules for content to be provided for viewing in a first geographic location and a second geographic location, and may identify a first available time slot for content in the first geographic location and a second available time slot for content in the second geographic location. The device may identify a first set of content for the first available time slot and a second set of content for the second available time slot, and may assign values to the first and second sets. The device may determine whether the values assigned to the first and second sets satisfy a threshold value, and may cause, when a value of an content in the first set fails to satisfy the threshold value, a first client device, in the first geographic location, to obtain a replacement content with a value that satisfies the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo D. Lechner, Glenn Altchek, Aakash Chokshi, Shashank Shekhar Sharma, Ataqurahman Patil
  • Patent number: 11363336
    Abstract: A stream playout and distribution system and method for disparate live media output stream playout and broadcast distribution are provided. The system generates a plurality of disparate live media output stream manifests, which comprises at least one of an index of a plurality of pre-encoded media assets or a plurality of live input streams, based on playout schedule and content viewing demographics. The system further generates a new version of at least one disparate live media output stream manifest based on insertion of a segment of at least one of a pre-encoded media asset or a live input stream into the disparate live media output stream manifest. Each segment corresponds to a different quality level and a different content encryption mode. The system further retrieves one or more broadcast content segments encoded in first encoding format of the new version, and converts retrieved broadcast content segments to second encoding format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11363330
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting video-based point cloud contents (VPCC) data by a server are provided. The method includes generating moving picture experts group (MPEG) media transport protocol (MMTP) packets including at least one asset for the VPCC data, generating a signaling message including an asset group message about the at least one asset, and transmitting the MMTP packets and the signaling message to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Yip, Jaehyeon Bae, Hyunkoo Yang