Patents by Inventor Reha Civanlar

Reha Civanlar 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: 10346878
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium are disclosed for presenting an advertisement message associated with a multi-media message. The multi-media message is prepared by a sender using text and sender inserted emoticons in the text, and delivered audibly by an animated entity. The method uses a plurality of stored advertising messages from which to choose and advertising message to display. The method includes performing an emoticon analysis of the emoticons inserted by the sender, choosing an advertising message from the plurality of stored advertising messages according to the emoticon analysis and displaying the chosen advertising message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Barbara Buda, Thomas M. Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10341654
    Abstract: A method of content adaptive decoding is provided. The method involves receiving a bitstream encoded wherein video content is segmented into portions based on predefined classifications or models. Based on the segment classifications, each segment or portion is encoded with a different encoder chosen from a plurality of encoders. Each encoder is associated with a model. The chosen encoder is particularly suited to encoding the unique subject matter of the segment. The coded bit-stream for each segment includes information regarding which encoder was used to encode that segment. A matching decoder of a plurality of decoders is chosen using the information in the coded bitstream to decode each segment using a decoder suited for the classification or model of the segment. If scenes exist which do not fall in a predefined classification, or where classification is more difficult based on the scene content, these scenes are segmented, coded and decoded using a generic coder and decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Mehmet Reha Civanlar
  • Patent number: 9924201
    Abstract: A system and method of removing noise in a bitstream is disclosed. Based on the segment classifications of a bitstream, each segment or portion is encoded with a different encoder associated with the portion model and chosen from a plurality of encoders. The coded bitstream for each segment includes information regarding which encoder was used to encode that segment. A circuit for removing noise in video content includes a first filter connected to a first input switch and a first output switch, the first filter being in parallel with a first pass-through line, a second filter connected to a second input switch and a second output switch, the second filter connected in parallel with a second pass-through line, and a third filter connected to a third input switch in a third output switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Mehmet Reha Civanlar
  • Patent number: 9866845
    Abstract: A method of content adaptive encoding video comprising segmenting video content into segments based on predefined classifications or models. Based on the segment classifications, each segment is encoded with a different encoder chosen from a plurality of encoders. Each encoder is associated with a model. The chosen encoder is particularly suited to encoding the unique subject matter of the segment. The coded bit-stream for each segment includes information regarding which encoder was used to encode that segment. A matching decoder of a plurality of decoders is chosen using the information in the coded bitstream to decode each segment using a decoder suited for the classification or model of the segment. If scenes exist which do not fall in a predefined classification, or where classification is more difficult based on the scene content, these scenes are segmented, coded and decoded using a generic coder and decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Mehmet Reha Civanlar
  • Publication number: 20170195691
    Abstract: A system and method of removing noise in a bitstream is disclosed. Based on the segment classifications of a bitstream, each segment or portion is encoded with a different encoder associated with the portion model and chosen from a plurality of encoders. The coded bitstream for each segment includes information regarding which encoder was used to encode that segment. A circuit for removing noise in video content includes a first filter connected to a first input switch and a first output switch, the first filter being in parallel with a first pass-through line, a second filter connected to a second input switch and a second output switch, the second filter connected in parallel with a second pass-through line, and a third filter connected to a third input switch in a third output switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Atul PURI, Mehmet Reha CIVANLAR
  • Patent number: 9602699
    Abstract: A system and method of removing noise in a bitstream is disclosed. Based on segment classifications of a bitstream, each segment or portion is encoded with a different encoder associated with the portion model and chosen from a plurality of encoders. The coded bitstream for each segment includes information regarding which encoder was used to encode that segment. A circuit for removing noise in video content includes a first filter connected to a first input switch and a first output switch, the first filter being in parallel with a first pass-through line, a second filter connected to a second input switch and a second output switch, the second filter connected in parallel with a second pass-through line, and a third filter connected to a third input switch in a third output switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Mehmet Reha Civanlar
  • Publication number: 20170013264
    Abstract: A method of content adaptive encoding video comprising segmenting video content into segments based on predefined classifications or models. Based on the segment classifications, each segment is encoded with a different encoder chosen from a plurality of encoders. Each encoder is associated with a model. The chosen encoder is particularly suited to encoding the unique subject matter of the segment. The coded bit-stream for each segment includes information regarding which encoder was used to encode that segment. A matching decoder of a plurality of decoders is chosen using the information in the coded bitstream to decode each segment using a decoder suited for the classification or model of the segment. If scenes exist which do not fall in a predefined classification, or where classification is more difficult based on the scene content, these scenes are segmented, coded and decoded using a generic coder and decoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Mehmet Reha Civanlar
  • Patent number: 9536544
    Abstract: A system and method of creating a customized multi-media message to a recipient is disclosed. The multi-media message is created by a sender and contains an animated entity that delivers an audible message. The sender chooses the animated entity from a plurality of animated entities. The system receives a text message from the sender and receives a sender audio message associated with the text message. The sender audio message is associated with the chosen animated entity to create the multi-media message. The multi-media message is delivered by the animated entity using as the voice the sender audio message wherein the mouth movements of the animated entity conform to the sender audio message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Barbara Buda, Claudio Lande
  • Publication number: 20160360155
    Abstract: Scalable video codecs are provided for use in videoconferencing systems and applications hosted on heterogeneous endpoints/receivers and network environments. The scalable video codecs provide a coded representation of a source video signal at multiple temporal, quality, and spatial resolutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: VIDYO, INC.
    Inventors: Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Danny Hong, Ofer Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9456208
    Abstract: A method of content adaptive encoding video comprising segmenting video content into segments based on predefined classifications or models. Based on the segment classifications, each segment is encoded with a different encoder chosen from a plurality of encoders. Each encoder is associated with a model. The chosen encoder is particularly suited to encoding the unique subject matter of the segment. The coded bit-stream for each segment includes information regarding which encoder was used to encode that segment. A matching decoder of a plurality of decoders is chosen using the information in the coded bitstream to decode each segment using a decoder suited for the classification or model of the segment. If scenes exist which do not fall in a predefined classification, or where classification is more difficult based on the scene content, these scenes are segmented, coded and decoded using a generic coder and decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Mehmet Reha Civanlar
  • Patent number: 9426499
    Abstract: Scalable video codecs are provided for use in videoconferencing systems and applications hosted on heterogeneous endpoints/receivers and network environments. The scalable video codecs provide a coded representation of a source video signal at multiple temporal, quality, and spatial resolutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: VIDYO, INC.
    Inventors: Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Danny Hong, Ofer Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9426536
    Abstract: Techniques for delivery and presentation/display of audio-visual signals over electronic communications network channels are disclosed herein. In an exemplary embodiment, a video server for an IPTV system is disclosed. The system includes a video extractor/transporter (shortly referred to as video extractor) for extracting encoded audio-visual signals from at least one video source, and distributing the signals over the electronic communications network channels. The system also includes control logic which can receive control messages from receivers and invoke the video extractor to extract audio-visual signals therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: VIDYO, INC.
    Inventors: Reha Civanlar, Ofer Shapiro, Tal Shalom
  • Publication number: 20160086620
    Abstract: A system and method of creating a customized multi-media message to a recipient is disclosed. The multi-media message is created by a sender and contains an animated entity that delivers an audible message. The sender chooses the animated entity from a plurality of animated entities. The system receives a text message from the sender and receives a sender audio message associated with the text message. The sender audio message is associated with the chosen animated entity to create the multi-media message. The multi-media message is delivered by the animated entity using as the voice the sender audio message wherein the mouth movements of the animated entity conform to the sender audio message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Joern OSTERMANN, Mehmet Reha CIVANLAR, Barbara BUDA, Claudio LANDE
  • Publication number: 20160042065
    Abstract: A method includes steps of indexing a media collection, searching an indexed library and browsing a set of candidate program segments. The step of indexing a media collection creates the indexed library based on a content of the media collection. The step of searching the indexed library identifies the set of candidate program segments based on a search criteria. The step of browsing the set of candidate program segments selects a segment for viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, David Crawford Gibbon, Qian Huang, Esther Levin, Roberto Pieraccini, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 9230561
    Abstract: A system and method of creating a customized multi-media message to a recipient is disclosed. The multi-media message is created by a sender and contains an animated entity that delivers an audible message. The sender chooses the animated entity from a plurality of animated entities. The system receives a text message from the sender and receives a sender audio message associated with the text message. The sender audio message is associated with the chosen animated entity to create the multi-media message. The multi-media message is delivered by the animated entity using as the voice the sender audio message wherein the mouth movements of the animated entity conform to the sender audio message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Barbara Buda, Claudio Lande
  • Patent number: 9179160
    Abstract: Systems and methods for error resilient transmission and for random access in video communication systems are provided. The video communication systems are based on single-layer, scalable video, or simulcast video coding with temporal scalability, which may be used in video communication systems. A set of video frames or pictures in a video signal transmission is designated for reliable or guaranteed delivery to receivers using secure or high reliability links, or by retransmission techniques. The reliably-delivered video frames are used as reference pictures for resynchronization of receivers with the transmitted video signal after error incidence and for random access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vidyo, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Cipolli, Reha Civanlar, Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Jonathan Lennox, Roi Sasson, Manoj Saxena, Ofer Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9171545
    Abstract: A method includes steps of indexing a media collection, searching an indexed library and browsing a set of candidate program segments. The step of indexing a media collection creates the indexed library based on a content of the media collection. The step of searching the indexed library identifies the set of candidate program segments based on a search criteria. The step of browsing the set of candidate program segments selects a segment for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, David Crawford Gibbon, Qian Huang, Esther Levin, Roberto Pieraccini, Behzad Shahraray
  • Publication number: 20150264378
    Abstract: Systems and methods for error resilient transmission and for random access in video communication systems are provided. The video communication systems are based on single-layer, scalable video, or simulcast video coding with temporal scalability, which may be used in video communication systems. A set of video frames or pictures in a video signal transmission is designated for reliable or guaranteed delivery to receivers using secure or high reliability links, or by retransmission techniques. The reliably-delivered video frames are used as reference pictures for resynchronization of receivers with the transmitted video signal after error incidence and for random access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Cipolli, Reha Civanlar, Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Jonathan Lennox, Roi Sasson, Manoj Saxena, Ofer Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9077964
    Abstract: Systems and methods for error resilient transmission and for random access in video communication systems are provided. The video communication systems are based on single-layer, scalable video, or simulcast video coding with temporal scalability, which may be used in video communication systems. A set of video frames or pictures in a video signal transmission is designated for reliable or guaranteed delivery to receivers using secure or high reliability links, or by retransmission techniques. The reliably-delivered video frames are used as reference pictures for resynchronization of receivers with the transmitted video signal after error incidence and for random access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Layered Media
    Inventors: Stephen Cipolli, Reha Civanlar, Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Jonathan Lennox, Roi Sasson, Manoj Saxena, Ofer Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9055312
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for digital video distribution that provides for joint video content watching amongst a group of watchers using multiple mini browsing windows (MBWs), such that the watchers can simultaneously interact with each other in a video conferencing-like setting (i.e., seeing selected watchers' videos in MBWs and hearing their voices) while they view together specific video content in a synchronized way. The MBWs can be displayed as overlays on the main video window being watched on full screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Vidyo, Inc.
    Inventors: Reha Civanlar, Ofer Shapiro, Isaac Levy, Tal Shalom