Patents by Inventor Mehrdad Fatourechi

Mehrdad Fatourechi 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: 10275655
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation tool may select a relevant and visually stimulating image from a video file and generate a thumbnail including the image. The image may be selected by computing a relevancy metric for an image in the file based on one or more selected relevant features, and comparing that relevancy metric with the metric of at least one other image in the file. In another embodiment, a series of images in a video file may be divided into shots. One of the shots may be selected based on a shot relevancy metric and a key image from the shot may be selected as a thumbnail based on a key image relevancy metric, where the shot relevancy metric and the key image relevancy metrics may be computed based on one or more relevant content features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Shahrzad Rafati, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino Evgueni Coria Mendoza
  • Publication number: 20190108183
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a method can be implemented that comprises receiving as an input a title of a video from a video sharing web site; parsing the title of the video into one or more n-grams; computing with a computer a title-searchability-score by utilizing the one or more n-grams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino E. Coria Mendoza, Shahrzad Rafati
  • Patent number: 10223438
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a method can be implemented that includes receiving a plurality of digital assets as inputs; extracting one or more representative features of each digital asset; for a group based on one or more representative features, using the one or more representative features of each digital asset to calculate a relevancy score between each digital asset and the group; and using each relevancy score to determine whether each digital asset should be assigned to the group. Additional embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Di Xu, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Shahrzad Rafati
  • Patent number: 10176256
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a method can be implemented that comprises receiving as an input a title of a video from a video sharing web site; parsing the title of the video into one or more n-grams; computing with a computer a title-searchability-score by utilizing the one or more n-grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BROADBANDTV, Corp
    Inventors: Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino E. Coria Mendoza, Shahrzad Rafati
  • Publication number: 20180336419
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation tool may select a relevant and visually stimulating image from a video file and generate a thumbnail including the image. The image may be selected by computing a relevancy metric for an image in the file based on one or more selected relevant features, and comparing that relevancy metric with the metric of at least one other image in the file. In another embodiment, a series of images in a video file may be divided into shots. One of the shots may be selected based on a shot relevancy metric and a key image from the shot may be selected as a thumbnail based on a key image relevancy metric, where the shot relevancy metric and the key image relevancy metrics may be computed based on one or more relevant content features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Shahzad Rafati, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino Coria
  • Patent number: 9830515
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation tool may select a relevant and visually stimulating image from a video file and generate a thumbnail including the image. The image may be selected by computing a relevancy metric for an image in the file based on one or more selected relevant features, and comparing that relevancy metric with the metric of at least one other image in the file. In another embodiment, a series of images in a video file may be divided into shots. One of the shots may be selected based on a shot relevancy metric and a key image from the shot may be selected as a thumbnail based on a key image relevancy metric, where the shot relevancy metric and the key image relevancy metrics may be computed based on one or more relevant content features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Shahrzad Rafati, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino Coria
  • Publication number: 20170193531
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a market influence analysis engine assesses the potential market influence of digital media content items and/or the influence of associated content creators. The market influence analysis engine identifies digital media content items associated with at least one user-provided content descriptor, sorts the identified digital media content items into different groups such that the digital media content items in each group are associated with a different one of the plurality of content creators. The market influence analysis engine further calculates an influence score associated with each one of the content creators that is based on consumer influence metrics. A subset of the groups for which the calculated influence score satisfies a predetermined influence threshold is identified and information representing such groups is transmitted for presentation to a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Mehrdad Fatourechi, Ehsan Vahedi, Di Xu
  • Publication number: 20170053170
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation tool may select a relevant and visually stimulating image from a video file and generate a thumbnail including the image. The image may be selected by computing a relevancy metric for an image in the file based on one or more selected relevant features, and comparing that relevancy metric with the metric of at least one other image in the file. In another embodiment, a series of images in a video file may be divided into shots. One of the shots may be selected based on a shot relevancy metric and a key image from the shot may be selected as a thumbnail based on a key image relevancy metric, where the shot relevancy metric and the key image relevancy metrics may be computed based on one or more relevant content features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Shahrzad Rafati, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino Evgueno Coria Mendoza
  • Patent number: 9514536
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation tool may select a relevant and visually stimulating image from a video file and generate a thumbnail including the image. The image may be selected by computing a relevancy metric for an image in the file based on one or more selected relevant features, and comparing that relevancy metric with the metric of at least one other image in the file. In another embodiment, a series of images in a video file may be divided into shots. One of the shots may be selected based on a shot relevancy metric and a key image from the shot may be selected as a thumbnail based on a key image relevancy metric, where the shot relevancy metric and the key image relevancy metrics may be computed based on one or more relevant content features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Shahrzad Rafati, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino Coria
  • Publication number: 20140201180
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent supplemental search engine optimization tool may generate keywords relating to content based on additional content collected from one or more data sources, wherein the data sources are selected based on initial input relating to the initial content. Data sources may include one or more third-party resources. A variety of processes may be employed to recommend keywords, including frequency-based and probabilistic-based recommendation processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Mehrdad Fatourechi, Shahrzad Rafati, Hadi HadiZadeh, Ivan Bajic, Radu Matei Ripeanu, Elizeu Santos-Neto
  • Publication number: 20140099034
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation tool may select a relevant and visually stimulating image from a video file and generate a thumbnail including the image. The image may be selected by computing a relevancy metric for an image in the file based on one or more selected relevant features, and comparing that relevancy metric with the metric of at least one other image in the file. In another embodiment, a series of images in a video file may be divided into shots. One of the shots may be selected based on a shot relevancy metric and a key image from the shot may be selected as a thumbnail based on a key image relevancy metric, where the shot relevancy metric and the key image relevancy metrics may be computed based on one or more relevant content features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: BROADBANDTV CORP.
    Inventors: Shahrzad Rafati, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Lino Coria
  • Patent number: D716331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp
    Inventors: Dimitri Ange Chotin, Mike Fisher, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Shahrzad Rafati
  • Patent number: D716332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Dimitri Ange Chotin, Mike Fisher, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Shahrzad Rafati
  • Patent number: D716333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Dimitri Ange Chotin, Mike Fisher, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Shahrzad Rafati
  • Patent number: D716335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: BroadbandTV, Corp.
    Inventors: Dimitri Chotin, Mike Fisher, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Shahrzad Rafati