Patents Examined by Yassin Alata
  • Patent number: 11330315
    Abstract: A method for generating a content depiction of particular content that includes a machine learning system programmed to receive profile data representing preferences for content. The machine learning system identifies preferences for content features based upon the profile data, accesses content data representing the particular content and other content, and classifies features of the content data and content structure data within a content structure database system according to content categories. The machine learning system generates a content structure depiction of the particular content by combining content structure data from the content structure database system, wherein the combining is based upon correlating the identified preferences of the profile with the classified content categories. The machine learning system receives feedback data responsive to the content depiction and reprograms a configuration of the machine learning system for generating a content depiction based upon the feedback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Deviprasad Punja, Madhusudhan Srinivasan, Alan Waterman
  • Patent number: 11317169
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method of operating the same are provided. The display apparatus includes a display; a memory configured to store at least one instruction; and a processor configured to execute the at least one instruction to: generate an integrated channel list, which includes first channel information that corresponds to an external image providing apparatus connected to the display apparatus and second channel information that corresponds to an application installed in the display apparatus. The first channel information includes information about channels provided by an external image providing apparatus and the second channel information includes information about channels which are provided by an application. In response to an input of selecting one channel from the integrated channel list, the display apparatus controls a source corresponding to the selected channel to provide content obtained from the controlled source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Choi, Kwan-sik Yang, Se-hyun Kim, Young-il Kim
  • Patent number: 11317167
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a content management resource receives feedback indicating playback commands applied to different portions of a given content stream (such as video content) played back by multiple viewers. The feedback can include video playback commands (such as fast forward commands, rewind commands, play commands, etc.) applied by the multiple users to the different portions of the given content stream. The content management resource aggregates the feedback to produce playback control information indicating playback commands applied by users of the multiple playback devices to the different portions of the given content stream. The content management resource uses the playback control information (aggregated feedback) to produce via timing information, locations of desirable segments and/or undesirable segments in the given stream as indicated by the previously applied commands. The content management resource inserts the aggregated feedback into the content metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Stephen L. Maynard, Nicholas Nielsen, Ernie Biancarelli, Thomas Gonder
  • Patent number: 11310565
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for improved, selective download of broadcast data. In particular the present invention relates to downloading of broadcast data effectively when disturbances occur during reception of an input signal comprising a data carousel. The invention introduces multiplication of content filters that are configured to download only a part of the data. An important feature is recognition when to reset content filters in order to resolve an issue. For the purposes of this invention, there is defined a linear address space. The important properties of this address space allow for consistent addressing without gaps and every address is greater by a single position with respect to the previous one. The address space starts with one address and ends with another one. Such chunk address space may be considered as predictable, because a synchronization can be caught by reading an address of currently broadcast section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED DIGITAL BROADCAST S.A.
    Inventor: Tomasz Powchowicz
  • Patent number: 11297364
    Abstract: A method for providing data to a device includes receiving a location of the device, determining a network cell associated with the location, determining network traffic at the network cell and at other network cells, receiving a request for a data stream from the device, and optimizing a net user satisfaction by selecting a bitrate for the data stream based on a plurality of bitrates associated with streaming to other devices located within the network cell and the network traffic at the other network cells, wherein the net user satisfaction is an average of user satisfactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SYNAMEDIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Max Sorkin, Steve Epstein
  • Patent number: 11294536
    Abstract: There is disclosed a user device including a processor configured to: receive a recommendation message; display a plurality of recommendations based on the recommendation message to a user of the user device, the plurality of recommendations having been generated, in part, on the user context; detect selection of one of the displayed plurality of recommendations; request further recommendations in dependence on the detected selection; receive a further recommendation message responsive to the request; and display a further plurality of recommendations corresponding to the further recommendation message to the user of the user device, the further plurality of recommendations having been generated, in part, on the user context and the detected selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Piksel, Inc.
    Inventors: Leigh Brett, Kristan Bullett, Jose Carvajal, Felix Stekolshchik, Puneet Johar, Hans-Jurgen Maas, Peter Heiland, Ralf Wilhelm Tillmann, Mark Christie, Philip Shaw
  • Patent number: 11290763
    Abstract: Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (VOD) platform of a digital TV service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. The EPG dynamically adjust its display listings of each level of categories, subcategories, and titles in order to minimize the number of remote control keypresses needed for a viewer to navigate to a title of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 11284120
    Abstract: A system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality environment are presented. In one embodiment, a vertical and horizontal array of set-top boxes is provided and each set-top box includes an identification corresponding to the room in which the set-top box is placed. Each set-top box includes a wireless transceiver that periodically transmits an identification beacon that is received by a proximate wireless-enabled interactive device. The proximate wireless-enabled interactive device, in turn, broadcasts data packets including an indication of the strength of set-top box identification signals received. The broadcasts are received by a server via an array of wireless routers. The location of the proximate wireless-enabled interactive device is determined based on the signal strength information in the data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, Thomas R. Miller, William C. Fang
  • Patent number: 11284122
    Abstract: A gateway device and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a processor and memory. To improve convenience, the gateway device may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the gateway device may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Raymond S. Horton, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11284150
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operation method thereof, according to various embodiments, may: receive first data and second data compressed in a designated compression scheme; decompress the received first data and the received second data on the basis of at least the designated compression scheme; decrypt the decompressed second data; detect success of the decryption; and reproduce the decompressed first data and the decrypted second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Won Moon, Uk Kim
  • Patent number: 11284123
    Abstract: A geolocationing system and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment of the geolocationing system, a vertical and horizontal array of gateway devices is provided. Each gateway device includes a gateway device identification providing an accurately-known fixed location within the multi-space environment. Each gateway device includes a wireless transceiver that receives a beacon signal from a proximate wireless-enabled personal locator device. The gateway devices, in turn, send gateway signals to a server, which determines estimated location of the wireless-enabled personal locator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Miller, William C. Fang
  • Patent number: 11276086
    Abstract: Systems and method for advertisement replacement are disclosed. A server may receive a server feed, generate a plurality of server fingerprints for a respective plurality of segments of the server feed, receive a synchronization message comprising a client fingerprint and a client time, match the client fingerprint with one of the plurality of server fingerprints, and send a synchronization response indicative of a server time associated with the one of the plurality of server fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Cormie
  • Patent number: 11277669
    Abstract: Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (VOD) platform of a digital TV service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. The EPG dynamically adjust its display listings of each level of categories, subcategories, and titles in order to minimize the number of remote control keypresses needed for a viewer to navigate to a title of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 11272235
    Abstract: Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (VOD) platform of a digital TV service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. The EPG dynamically adjust its display listings of each level of categories, subcategories, and titles in order to minimize the number of remote control keypresses needed for a viewer to navigate to a title of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 11272229
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an output manifest are disclosed. According to at least one embodiment, a method of providing an output manifest representing a video channel includes: receiving, from a channel requester, a request for the output manifest; receiving input manifests including first and second input manifests; and creating the output manifest in response to receiving the request. Creating the output manifest includes: selecting at least one segment of the first input manifest, the at least one first input manifest segment bordered by a first marker; selecting at least one segment of the second input manifest, the at least one second input manifest segment bordered by a second marker common to the first marker; and creating the output manifest to include the at least one first input manifest segment followed by the at least one second input manifest segment. The output manifest is provided to the channel requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NBCUNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: James Fining, Caleb Simmeth
  • Patent number: 11272240
    Abstract: A method, apparatus as computer program is described comprising: obtaining or receiving content for presentation, wherein the content includes spatial audio data; rendering said content in a first direction; rendering said content in a second direction different to said first direction; and controlling the rendering of said content in said first direction and said second direction dependent, at least in part, on an angle between said first and second directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lasse Juhani Laaksonen, Tapani Pihlajakuja, Miikka Tapani Vilermo, Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 11265589
    Abstract: Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (VOD) platform of a digital TV service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. The EPG dynamically adjust its display listings of each level of categories, subcategories, and titles in order to minimize the number of remote control keypresses needed for a viewer to navigate to a title of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 11245946
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media for adapting content composites to device operations of an endpoint media device are disclosed. Blockchain data associated with a blockchain address may be processed by one or more processing devices. The blockchain data and/or the blockchain address may be mapped by the one or more processing devices to a first endpoint media device. Based at least in part on the blockchain data, a first content composite may be identified by one or more processing devices for delivery from a content provider system via one or more networks to the first endpoint media device. Transmission of the first content composite may be caused where, consequent to delivery of the first content composite to the first endpoint media device, the first endpoint media device or a second endpoint media device performs at least one operation relating to the first content composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jorg Nonnenmacher, Robert Drew Major
  • Patent number: 11245954
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operation method thereof, according to various embodiments, may: receive first data and second data compressed in a designated compression scheme; decompress the received first data and the received second data on the basis of at least the designated compression scheme; decrypt the decompressed second data; detect success of the decryption; and reproduce the decompressed first data and the decrypted second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Won Moon, Uk Kim
  • Patent number: 11240559
    Abstract: A content reproducing apparatus is provided. The content reproducing apparatus includes: a communicator configured to periodically transmit and receive a connection signal with a terminal; a content outputter configured to output content; a memory configured to store one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory to control the content outputter to adjust the output of the content, based on a distance to the terminal being greater than a certain distance, the distance being obtained based on the connection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungjun Hwang, Jiyeon Ma, Youngah Lee, David McGeorge, Jonathan Reza Burrow, Zanya Damaris Fahy