Patents by Inventor Binny Asarikuniyil

Binny Asarikuniyil has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11558670
    Abstract: A method for providing a personalized media stream includes receiving a signal from a user to launch a personalized media stream, determining a current time, identifying a first time slot of a schedule into which the current time falls, identifying a first channel that is associated with the first time slot, wherein viewing history for the user indicates that the user has viewed the first channel during the first time slot in the past, automatically tuning the display device to the first channel in response to the signal, receiving, subsequent to the automatically tuning, a command from the user to pause a program playing on the first channel, identifying a second channel associated with a second time slot, wherein the second time slot occurs later in time that the first time slot, and buffering a portion of a program being shown on the second channel during the second time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P
    Inventors: Megha Venugopal, Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Patent number: 11558649
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, from a streaming application, a listing of media content items provided by the streaming application to a first device of a first user, determining a priority set of the media content items of the listing of media content items according to relative demand profiles of a plurality of media content items, for each priority media content item of the priority set of the media content items, providing the priority media content item to an edge server of a set of edge servers accessible to the first device, updating edge server location information associated with the priority media content item, and providing the edge server location information to the streaming application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Publication number: 20220407905
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for indicating a program boundary in an adaptive bitrate media stream, where the system includes a memory and a processor that performs operations including generating multiple transcoded media output streams of different bit rates from an input linear media stream, fragmenting the multiple transcoded media output streams into chunks, detecting a program boundary in the input linear media stream, and supplying a program change indicator in a manifest file for implementing program change features in mobile communication devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Binny Asarikuniyil, Kiran Vokkarne
  • Publication number: 20220368985
    Abstract: An example method includes training a machine learning algorithm to detect a granular level of tags associated with a media content, receiving a request to play a user selected media content, applying the machine learning algorithm that is trained to the user selected media content to identify at least one tag of the granular level of tags associated with the user selected media content, generating a notification that reports the at least one tag and a number of occurrences of the at least one tag in the user selected media content, and transmitting the notification to an endpoint device of a user that sent the request for the user selected media content to display the notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Binny Asarikuniyil, Megha Venugopal
  • Publication number: 20220369002
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, applying first data associated with a first content item to a model to generate first classification characteristics, analyzing the first classification characteristics to generate a first marker, wherein the first marker delineates a first location of inventory within the first content item, selecting a first creative to populate a portion of the inventory, and populating, based on the selecting, the portion of the inventory with the first creative. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Binny Asarikuniyil, Megha Venugopal
  • Patent number: 11503383
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, applying first data associated with a first content item to a model to generate first classification characteristics, analyzing the first classification characteristics to generate a first marker, wherein the first marker delineates a first location of inventory within the first content item, selecting a first creative to populate a portion of the inventory, and populating, based on the selecting, the portion of the inventory with the first creative. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Binny Asarikuniyil, Megha Venugopal
  • Publication number: 20220303637
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, over a first mobile network, first media content from a media content server, and detecting a travel route associated with the communication device. Further embodiments can include identifying a group of mobile networks associated with the travel route in which the group of mobile networks comprise the first mobile network. Additional embodiments can include determining a network condition associated with a second mobile network of the group of mobile networks, and identifying a portion of the travel route associated with the network condition. Also, embodiments can include adjusting the obtaining of the first media content from the media content server according to the network condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Megha Venugopal, Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Patent number: 11451605
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for indicating a program boundary in an adaptive bitrate media stream, where the system includes a memory and a processor that performs operations including generating multiple transcoded media output streams of different bit rates from an input linear media stream, fragmenting the multiple transcoded media output streams into chunks, detecting a program boundary in the input linear media stream, and supplying a program change indicator in a manifest file for implementing program change features in mobile communication devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: DIRECTV, LLC
    Inventors: Binny Asarikuniyil, Kiran Vokkarne
  • Publication number: 20220286742
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving a selection of a media content, applying customized parental control rules associated with a user to the media content, providing a notification to apply a parental control associated with the customized parental control rules to the media content, receiving a confirmation to apply the parental control, and controlling the media content in accordance with the parental control that is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Megha Venugopal, Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Publication number: 20220286744
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining media content that comprises a group of scenes, analyzing each of the group of scenes of the media content utilizing an image recognition technique based on a scene criteria, and identifying a first scene of the group of scenes based on the analysis. Further embodiments include generating metadata associated with the first scene according to the scene criteria, and providing the media content and the metadata to a media processor. In addition, the media processor detects the metadata, adjusts the media content according to the metadata, and presents the adjusted media content on a display communicatively coupled to the media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Megha Venugopal, Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Patent number: 11425210
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a plurality of mobile devices in proximity to a device. Further embodiments can include identifying a user identifier associated with each of the plurality of mobile devices resulting in a plurality of user identifiers. Additional embodiments can include obtaining a user profile associated with each of the plurality of user identifiers resulting in a plurality of user profiles. Also, embodiments can include identifying a first user profile having a first priority among the plurality of user profiles. Further embodiments can include provisioning the first user profile on a media processor or set top box and providing media content for presentation on a display according to the first user profile. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: DIRECTV, LLC
    Inventors: Sudheer Bandela, Binny Asarikuniyil, Hai Nguyen, Heather Truong
  • Patent number: 11381884
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, over a first mobile network, first media content from a media content server, and detecting a travel route associated with the communication device. Further embodiments can include identifying a group of mobile networks associated with the travel route in which the group of mobile networks comprise the first mobile network. Additional embodiments can include determining a network condition associated with a second mobile network of the group of mobile networks, and identifying a portion of the travel route associated with the network condition. Also, embodiments can include adjusting the obtaining of the first media content from the media content server according to the network condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Megha Venugopal, Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Publication number: 20220155941
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a first manifest that identifies a plurality of videos, wherein a first video included in the plurality of videos is hosted by at least a first server and a second video included in the plurality of videos is hosted by a second server that is different from the first server, transmitting a first indication of a first selection of the first video, subsequent to the transmitting of the first indication of the first selection of the first video, obtaining a second manifest that identifies at least a first location of the first server on a network, and obtaining first data associated with the first video from a location identified by the second manifest. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Publication number: 20220132215
    Abstract: In one example, a method for providing content-aware progress bar includes receiving a command from a user via an input device to present a visual media on a display device, retrieving a progress bar associated with the visual media, wherein the progress bar includes a plurality of sections, and where each section of the plurality of sections corresponds to one scene of a plurality of scenes of the visual media, and wherein the each section visually indicates a type of content contained in the one scene, a location of the one scene in the visual media, and a duration of the one scene, presenting the visual media on the display device, and displaying the progress bar on the display device in a manner that is time-synchronized to the visual media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Megha Venugopal, Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Publication number: 20220132210
    Abstract: A method for providing a personalized media stream includes receiving a signal from a user to launch a personalized media stream, determining a current time, identifying a first time slot of a schedule into which the current time falls, identifying a first channel that is associated with the first time slot, wherein viewing history for the user indicates that the user has viewed the first channel during the first time slot in the past, automatically tuning the display device to the first channel in response to the signal, receiving, subsequent to the automatically tuning, a command from the user to pause a program playing on the first channel, identifying a second channel associated with a second time slot, wherein the second time slot occurs later in time that the first time slot, and buffering a portion of a program being shown on the second channel during the second time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Megha Venugopal, Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Publication number: 20220103911
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a first manifest file from a first server that includes first metadata that identifies a second server where a first portion of data associated with a content item is stored, responsive to the receiving of the first manifest file, determining that a trickplay command is received by a processing system, responsive to the determining that the trickplay command is received, generating or modifying a second manifest file to incorporate the first metadata, and obtaining the first portion of the data associated with the content item from the second server in accordance with the second manifest file. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Publication number: 20220094999
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, from a streaming application, a listing of media content items provided by the streaming application to a first device of a first user, determining a priority set of the media content items of the listing of media content items according to relative demand profiles of a plurality of media content items, for each priority media content item of the priority set of the media content items, providing the priority media content item to an edge server of a set of edge servers accessible to the first device, updating edge server location information associated with the priority media content item, and providing the edge server location information to the streaming application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Patent number: 11234056
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a first manifest file from a first server that includes first metadata that identifies a second server where a first portion of data associated with a content item is stored, responsive to the receiving of the first manifest file, determining that a trickplay command is received by a processing system, responsive to the determining that the trickplay command is received, generating or modifying a second manifest file to incorporate the first metadata, and obtaining the first portion of the data associated with the content item from the second server in accordance with the second manifest file. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Patent number: 11223863
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, from a streaming application, a listing of media content items provided by the streaming application to a first device of a first user, determining a priority set of the media content items of the listing of media content items according to relative demand profiles of a plurality of media content items, for each priority media content item of the priority set of the media content items, providing the priority media content item to an edge server of a set of edge servers accessible to the first device, updating edge server location information associated with the priority media content item, and providing the edge server location information to the streaming application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Publication number: 20210385516
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, from a streaming application, a listing of media content items provided by the streaming application to a first device of a first user, determining a priority set of the media content items of the listing of media content items according to relative demand profiles of a plurality of media content items, for each priority media content item of the priority set of the media content items, providing the priority media content item to an edge server of a set of edge servers accessible to the first device, updating edge server location information associated with the priority media content item, and providing the edge server location information to the streaming application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil