Patents by Inventor Paul Moroney

Paul Moroney 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).

  • Publication number: 20190052927
    Abstract: A content moving device which enables providing content stored on a first user device, such as a DVR, in a first format and resolution to be provided to a second user device, such as a portable media player (PMP) in a second format and resolution. The content moving device identifies content on the first user device as candidate content which may be desired by the PMP and receives the candidate content from the DVR. The content moving device transcodes the candidate content at times independent of a request from the PMP for the content. The content moving device may provide a list of available transcoded content to the PMP for selection, and provide selected content to the PMP. The content moving device may also provide information relating to any protection schemes of the content provided to the PMP, such as DRM rights and decryption keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Michael A. Grossman, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Arjun Ramamurthy, Haifeng Xu
  • Patent number: 10171429
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for processing a media stream including at least a portion of a media program in a player executed by a computer. The player is configured for: (a) receiving the media stream, wherein the media stream is comprised of one or more chunks; (b) subdividing the chunks into one or more packets, wherein one or more of the packets include video data; (c) obfuscating or de-obfuscating at least some of the video data; and (d) concatenating the video data into one or more frames for playback by the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Polly Tang, Rafie Shamsaasef, Paul Moroney
  • Patent number: 10162944
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for digital rights management of licensed media content. Client library components and server library components provide digital rights management services. A client-side hosting application accesses client library functionality through invocation of client application programming interfaces (APIs). A server-side hosting application accesses server library functionality through invocation of server APIs. Licenses for specific media content can be requested and issued, and appropriately licensed media content can be played. Client and server library components can function essentially absent direct communication, such as that employing a transport layer. Communications between client and server library components can be carried by the hosting applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Ambikacharan P. Makam, Paul Moroney, Steven Anderson, Rafie Shamsaasef, Nicol C. P. So
  • Patent number: 10129316
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for adaptively transmitting streaming data to a client. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, in a server, a request for a data asset from the client, transcoding at least an segment of the data asset according to initial transcoding parameters, transmitting a first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset from the server to the client over a communication channel, generating an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel at least in part from information acknowledging reception of at least the first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset by the client, generating adaptive transcoding parameters at least in part from an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel, the estimate generated at the server, transcoding a further segment of the data asset according to the adaptive transcoding parameters, and transmitting the further segment of the data asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Schmidt, Praveen N. Moorthy, Ajay Luthra, Paul Moroney
  • Patent number: 10104424
    Abstract: A content moving device which enables providing content stored on a first user device, such as a DVR, in a first format and resolution to be provided to a second user device, such as a portable media player (PMP) in a second format and resolution. The content moving device identifies content on the first user device as candidate content which may be desired by the PMP and receives the candidate content from the DVR. The content moving device transcodes the candidate content at times independent of a request from the PMP for the content. The content moving device may provide a list of available transcoded content to the PMP for selection, and provide selected content to the PMP. The content moving device may also provide information relating to any protection schemes of the content provided to the PMP, such as DRM rights and decryption keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Michael A. Grossman, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Arjun Ramamurthy, Haifeng Xu
  • Patent number: 10061904
    Abstract: There is a performing of digital rights management (DRM), operable in an offline mode with respect to a communications network. The performing includes identifying a stored rights object associated with a stored asset. The stored rights object includes reporting duration information associated with the stored asset. The performing also includes determining, utilizing a processor, whether a transmission of an early status message is a successful communication based on an early status message determination. If a failure in communicating the early status message is determined, utilizing the stored asset. The performing may also include transmitting an early status message and/or later status message after identifying the stored rights object. There is also a performing of digital rights management (DRM) associated with a DRM system and operable in an offline mode with respect to a communications network. There are also client devices, communicating systems, computer readable mediums and protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Nicol C. So, Thomas L. Du Breuil, Barry P. Falvo, Rama Raju Kaldindi, Ambikacharan P. Makam, Geetha Mangalore, Paul Moroney
  • Publication number: 20180219678
    Abstract: A method provides an origin certificate that can be issued as a digital certificate online. The method includes receiving an origin digital certificate and an encrypted client device private key from an offline certificate authority wherein the client device private key is encrypted according to a private key encryption key PrKEK. The method further includes receiving from the client device, a request for a client device digital certificate and the encrypted client device private key, selecting a digital certificate template for the client device, the digital certificate template having attributes that vary according to the client devices, building the client device digital certificate from the origin digital certificate and the selected digital certificate template, signing the client device digital certificate with an online certificate authority signing key, and transmitting the signed client device digital certificate and the encrypted device private key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Medvinsky, Eric J. Sprunk, Xin Qiu, Paul Moroney
  • Patent number: 10015542
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for securely storing and retrieving live off-disk media programs. Events delineate media segments, each of which are encrypted with a different key so as to be streamable to a remote device via digital living network alliance (DLNA) or HTTP live streaming protocols. Media segments and identifiers for managing the storage and retrieval of such media segments are compatible with live streaming data structures, obviating the need to re-encrypt data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Rafie Shamsaasef, William P Franks, Geetha Mangalore, Paul Moroney
  • Publication number: 20180131994
    Abstract: A content moving device which enables providing content stored on a first user device, such as a DVR, in a first format and resolution to be provided to a second user device, such as a portable media player (PMP) in a second format and resolution. The content moving device identifies content on the first user device as candidate content which may be desired by the PMP and receives the candidate content from the DVR. The content moving device transcodes the candidate content at times independent of a request from the PMP for the content. The content moving device may provide a list of available transcoded content to the PMP for selection, and provide selected content to the PMP. The content moving device may also provide information relating to any protection schemes of the content provided to the PMP, such as DRM rights and decryption keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Michael A. Grossman, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Arjun Ramamurthy, Haifeng Xu
  • Publication number: 20170359609
    Abstract: A method is provided for streaming transcoded HLS video from a video asset to allow a minimum startup delay time. A method includes pre-transcoding a first number of the HLS chunks. Then, once a request is received from a remote HLS client for the HLS video asset, transmitting a number of the pre-transcoded chunks to the remote HLS player. The pre-transcoded chunks are transmitted during a startup period until real-time transcoded chunks can be received and processed by the remote HLS player at a time position to allow seamless transition from the pre-transcoded chunks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Mark S. Schmidt, William P. Franks, Paul Moroney
  • Publication number: 20170346874
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for adaptively transmitting streaming data to a client. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, in a server, a request for a data asset from the client, transcoding at least an segment of the data asset according to initial transcoding parameters, transmitting a first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset from the server to the client over a communication channel, generating an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel at least in part from information acknowledging reception of at least the first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset by the client, generating adaptive transcoding parameters at least in part from an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel, the estimate generated at the server, transcoding a further segment of the data asset according to the adaptive transcoding parameters, and transmitting the further segment of the data asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Mark S. Schmidt, Praveen N. Moorthy, Ajay Luthra, Paul Moroney
  • Publication number: 20170339437
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for segmenting blocks of video data into chunks for consumption by player devices to create a new block to improve overall chunk creation. In one embodiment, issues that occur at the PCP block boundaries are handled by creating two chunks, one from the tail of content from the previous block and the other from the start of the new block, with the sums of the two chunks approximately equal to the target duration, improving manifest and chunk cadence creation. In another embodiment, chunks are created when the sink 104 requests a new manifest regardless of whether a proxy chunk timer pulling data from the PCP block has expired or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Erich Lee, Paul Moroney
  • Patent number: 9819994
    Abstract: A content moving device which enables providing content stored on a first user device, such as a DVR, in a first format and resolution to be provided to a second user device, such as a portable media player (PMP) in a second format and resolution. The content moving device identifies content on the first user device as candidate content which may be desired by the PMP and receives the candidate content from the DVR. The content moving device transcodes the candidate content at times independent of a request from the PMP for the content. The content moving device may provide a list of available transcoded content to the PMP for selection, and provide selected content to the PMP. The content moving device may also provide information relating to any protection schemes of the content provided to the PMP, such as DRM rights and decryption keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Michael A. Grossman, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Arjun Ramamurthy, Haifeng Xu
  • Patent number: 9769235
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for adaptively transmitting streaming data to a client. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, in a server, a request for a data asset from the client, transcoding at least an segment of the data asset according to initial transcoding parameters, transmitting a first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset from the server to the client over a communication channel, generating an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel at least in part from information acknowledging reception of at least the first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset by the client, generating adaptive transcoding parameters at least in part from an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel, the estimate generated at the server, transcoding a further segment of the data asset according to the adaptive transcoding parameters, and transmitting the further segment of the data asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Schmidt, Praveen N. Moorthy, Ajay Luthra, Paul Moroney
  • Publication number: 20170230609
    Abstract: A Digital Rights Management (DRM) system is provided that reduces time for a move transaction using DTCP-IP when a copy is moved back or checked back in to an originating Personal Video Recorder (PVR). During a DTCP MOVE transaction, instead of transferring the full asset in a check back in operation to the PVR, a unique and abbreviated representation of the original copy of the asset would be made for the transfer. This abbreviated representation takes the form of a hash constructed from a hashing function which uses characteristics of the asset as inputs. This hash will have to be a unique and near guaranteed indicator of the original content, to a high probability, so that the copy control system could live up to the spirit of the DTCP spec and the DLNA interoperability guidelines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Brian D. Mullen, Geetha Mangalore, Paul Moroney
  • Publication number: 20170155951
    Abstract: A content moving device which enables providing content stored on a first user device, such as a DVR, in a first format and resolution to be provided to a second user device, such as a portable media player (PMP) in a second format and resolution. The content moving device identifies content on the first user device as candidate content which may be desired by the PMP and receives the candidate content from the DVR. The content moving device transcodes the candidate content at times independent of a request from the PMP for the content. The content moving device may provide a list of available transcoded content to the PMP for selection, and provide selected content to the PMP. The content moving device may also provide information relating to any protection schemes of the content provided to the PMP, such as DRM rights and decryption keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Michael A. Grossman, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Arjun Ramamurthy, Haifeng Xu
  • Patent number: 9667911
    Abstract: A Digital Rights Management (DRM) system is provided that reduces time for a move transaction using DTCP-IP when a copy is moved back or checked back in to an originating Personal Video Recorder (PVR). During a DTCP MOVE transaction, instead of transferring the full asset in a check back in operation to the PVR, a unique and abbreviated representation of the original copy of the asset would be made for the transfer. This abbreviated representation takes the form of a hash constructed from a hashing function which uses characteristics of the asset as inputs. This hash will have to be a unique and near guaranteed indicator of the original content, to a high probability, so that the copy control system could live up to the spirit of the DTCP spec and the DLNA interoperability guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Mullen, Geetha Mangalore, Paul Moroney
  • Patent number: 9584557
    Abstract: A method for preparing streaming media content to be rendered by a media player employs a proxy for the media player. The proxy sends a request over a network to a content server. In response, a rolling manifest file is received by the proxy. The manifest file includes a sequence of media segment URLs indicating an ordering of the media segments that create a representation of a portion of the content stream. The URLs follow a predefined naming convention that allows URLs occurring prior to and subsequent to the URLs included in the manifest file to be predicted. The proxy predicts additional URLs that occur prior to and/or subsequent to the URLs included in the manifest file. The manifest file is modified by inserting the additional media segment URLs into the manifest file. The additional URLs are sequentially located before or after the URLs included in the manifest file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Panje, William P. Franks, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Murali Sahasranaman
  • Patent number: 9565468
    Abstract: A content moving device which enables providing content stored on a first user device, such as a DVR, in a first format and resolution to be provided to a second user device, such as a portable media player (PMP) in a second format and resolution. The content moving device identifies content on the first user device as candidate content which may be desired by the PMP and receives the candidate content from the DVR. The content moving device transcodes the candidate content at times independent of a request from the PMP for the content. The content moving device may provide a list of available transcoded content to the PMP for selection, and provide selected content to the PMP. The content moving device may also provide information relating to any protection schemes of the content provided to the PMP, such as DRM rights and decryption keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Michael A. Grossman, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Arjun Ramamurthy, Haifeng Xu
  • Patent number: 9549000
    Abstract: A method for preparing media content to be streamed to a client divides a stream of the media content at the server into multiple media segments. Each of the multiple media segments is to be stored as an individual file in a memory in a transfer protocol compliant format. A top-level manifest file is generated, which has a plurality of Universal Resource Locators (URLs). The plurality of URLs indicates an ordering of the multiple media segments to recreate the stream of media content. Responsive to a client request received over a network to present the media content in a trick play mode of operation, a modified manifest file is obtained based on the top-level manifest file. The modified manifest file includes a subset of the plurality of URLs indicating an ordering of media segments that create a representation of the stream of media content presentable in the trick play mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Panje, William P. Franks, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Murali Sahasranaman