Patents by Inventor Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru

Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru 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: 9769414
    Abstract: An electronic program guide is displayed where the program guide indicates the various media being consumed by a plurality of users. Such users can be linked together via a relationship from a social networking website. In addition, the grid can display broadcast channel listings. The grid optionally provides the feature of adding and removing corresponding user and channel listings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Patent number: 9591367
    Abstract: A current programming channel, and the content thereon, being displayed on a primary display device are tracked. Web content related to the content being displayed on the primary display device is searched and the resulting data is made available to a user on at least one secondary display device via a user interface. The results of the search are made available to a user such that when data resulting from the search is selected for display on the at least one secondary display device, the data is displayed on the at least one secondary display device without interfering with a display of content on the primary display device. In the event of a change of the programming channel or the content thereon, a new search is initiated for data related to content being currently viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: David Brian Anderson, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, Ishan Uday Mandrekar
  • Patent number: 9313553
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of outputting periodically a schedule for a transmission of a plurality of multimedia contents to a client receiver over a unidirectional data communication channel; transmitting said schedule to said client receiver over said communication channel before said transmission of said plurality of multimedia contents, said schedule including a metadata indicating a plurality of broadcast times for respective ones of said plurality of multimedia contents for selectively activating said client receiver in accordance with said plurality of broadcast times; estimating first and second available bandwidths of said communication channel at respective ones of first and second points in time; selecting one multimedia content file of a given compression level for transmission in response to a change of available bandwidth of said communication channel between said first and second points in time so that said plurality of multimedia contents may be received at said client receiver in accordanc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Avinash Sridhar, David Anthony Campana, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jill MacDonald Boyce
  • Patent number: 9043839
    Abstract: A method and system of providing a content guide that identifies a spatial relationship between the elements in the content guide is described. A controller receives electronic program guide data. The received electronic program guide data is parsed to identify a plurality of programs listed in the electronic program guide and data corresponding to at least one program description attribute for the identified programs. A relationship is determined between each identified program based on the at least one program description attribute. At least one cluster is generated and includes at least one of the plurality of identified programs based on the determined relationship. A user interface display processor generates a user interface display image representing a clustered content guide and including the at least one generated cluster enabling the user to view the relationship of the plurality of programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar, Dhruba Jyoti Baishya
  • Patent number: 8887200
    Abstract: A method and system of providing access to related content includes a primary display that is tuned to a desired program. Information that identifies the desired program is retrieved from an electronic program guide using a content processor. A plurality of locations on a communication network are automatically searched for additional episodes of the desired program using the retrieved information via an interne interface. Links for accessing the additional episodes of the tune program are provided via a user interface display processor on a secondary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jens Cahnbley, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Patent number: 8793731
    Abstract: A method and system including a controller with an internet interface of providing enhanced content is provided. The controller receives an electronic program guide data and retrieves at least one characteristic identifying a program currently being displayed on a primary display device within the electronic program guide. At least one external content source is searched using the internet interface for information related to the program based on the at least one characteristic and the information related to the program obtained during the search is stored into a memory. The information stored in the memory and related to the first program is displayed by a user interface display processor on a second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: David Anderson, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20140020025
    Abstract: A current programming channel, and the content thereon, being displayed on a primary display device are tracked. Web content related to the content being displayed on the primary display device is searched and the resulting data is made available to a user on at least one secondary display device via a user interface. The results of the search are made available to a user such that when data resulting from the search is selected for display on the at least one secondary display device, the data is displayed on the at least one secondary display device without interfering with a display of content on the primary display device. In the event of a change of the programming channel or the content thereon, a new search is initiated for data related to content being currently viewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: David Brian Anderson, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, Ishan Uday Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20130232522
    Abstract: A centralized media device accesses media sources via a networked system to display a unified preview of media contents stored on different devices. The unified previews are provided in real-time, pushing previews to multiple user devices. The centralized media device can employ user profile information to tailor the unified previews to individuals. It can also employ external sources to obtain relevant content images and information to provide to a user. The centralized media device can operate independently of the type of media, media source and/or viewing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Uday Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20130007793
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a dynamic user interface on a second screen control device for controlling the content being displayed on primary viewing screen. The method and system utilizes view context which is based on the content being displayed, additional information, and the type of second screen control device. The view context is then used to generate the user interface on the second screen control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20120324512
    Abstract: A method for a system that provides an enhanced content guide includes a controller that receives electronic program guide data and parses the received electronic program guide data to identify a program listed in the electronic program guide and data corresponding to at least one program description attribute for the identified program. At least one external source of content information is searched using the Internet interface for information related to the identified program using the at least one program description attribute. A user interface generator generates an enhanced content guide user interface including the information related to the identified program for display on a display device in response to selection of the identified program in the electronic program guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Jens Cahnbley, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20120311640
    Abstract: A method and system of providing access to related content includes a primary display that is tuned to a desired program. Information that identifies the desired program is retrieved from an electronic program guide using a content processor. A plurality of locations on a communication network are automatically searched for additional episodes of the desired program using the retrieved information via an interne interface. Links for accessing the additional episodes of the tune program are provided via a user interface display processor on a secondary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jens Cahnbley, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20120311637
    Abstract: A method and system of providing a content guide that identifies a spatial relationship between the elements in the content guide is described. A controller receives electronic program guide data. The received electronic program guide data is parsed to identify a plurality of programs listed in the electronic program guide and data corresponding to at least one program description attribute for the identified programs. A relationship is determined between each identified program based on the at least one program description attribute. At least one cluster is generated and includes at least one of the plurality of identified programs based on the determined relationship. A user interface display processor generates a user interface display image representing a clustered content guide and including the at least one generated cluster enabling the user to view the relationship of the plurality of programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar, Dhruba Jyoti Baishya
  • Publication number: 20120311633
    Abstract: A system and method of identifying and providing content to a user is described. The method is performed by a controller with an internet interface. A controller receives electronic program guide data, the electronic program guide data being selectively displayed on a primary display device. An attribute processor parses the received electronic program guide data to identify at least one program description attribute for a currently tuned program. A content processor searches the received electronic program guide and detects at least one further program having the identified at least one program description attribute. The content processor identifies the at least one further program as recommended content in step and a user interface generator generates, a user interface display including the recommended content user interface including a user selectable data item representing the recommended content for display on a secondary display device different from the primary display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Ishan Mandrekar, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru
  • Publication number: 20120304231
    Abstract: A method and system including a controller with an internet interface of providing enhanced content is provided. The controller receives an electronic program guide data and retrieves at least one characteristic identifying a program currently being displayed on a primary display device within the electronic program guide. At least one external content source is searched using the internet interface for information related to the program based on the at least one characteristic and the information related to the program obtained during the search is stored into a memory. The information stored in the memory and related to the first program is displayed by a user interface display processor on a second display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: David Anderson, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20120221645
    Abstract: An electronic program guide is displayed where the program guide indicates the various media being consumed by a plurality of users. Such users can be linked together via a relationship from a social networking website. In addition, the grid can display broadcast channel listings. The grid optionally provides the feature of adding and removing corresponding user and channel listings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20120222061
    Abstract: In response to a request for media, a determination is made whether a user should receive the requested media. When the user has the proper content privilege, a content manager will authorize the delivery of such content. Otherwise, alternative content is delivered to the user based on the content privileges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley, David Anthony Campana, David Brian Anderson, Ishan Mandrekar
  • Publication number: 20120210358
    Abstract: A source-independent content rating system and method are provided. The system includes an electronic program guide extractor for extracting program guide information relating to at least one of, programs and channels, from multiple content subscription services. A filter generates identifying information that identifies at least one of a content and a category of the content based on the received program guide information. A subscription manager receives user specified ratings and the identifying information, and manages user interface information displayed to a user. The user interface information includes at least one of the content and the category identified by the identifying information and further includes a user specified rating there for. The subscription manager migrates any user specified ratings provided with respect to a particular one of the multiple content subscription services to all other relevant ones of the multiple content subscription services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Thomson Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, Jens Cahnbley
  • Publication number: 20110164686
    Abstract: A delivery arrangement for linear TV programs uses SVC in which encoded enhancement layer video data is pre-downloaded to a STB and encoded base layer video data is live broadcasted to the STB at viewing time Pre-downloading of the enhancement layer data is done during off-peak viewing periods taking advantage of an abundance of network bandwidth while reducing bandwidth demand during peak viewing periods by broadcasting only the base layer data The enhancement layer data is downloaded in a modified MP4 file and stored in the STB for later synchronization and combination with the base layer, which is sent to the STB in a real time protocol (RTP) stream The combined base and enhancement layer data is SVC decoded for presentation to the enduser The pre-downloaded enhancement video file may be provided with digital rights management (DRM) protection, thereby providing conditional access to the enhanced video
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Xiuping Lu, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, David Anthony Campana
  • Publication number: 20110090921
    Abstract: A multiplexer applies dynamic bit rate reduction at the multiplexer level in accordance with the types of video input streams as determined from information contained in units of the video input streams. The multiplexer parses the Network Abstraction Layer (NAL) headers of said units to determine their relative importance and passes them on to its output accordingly. The multiplexer can also take advantage of the relation between streams if they are related, as in the case of Scalable Video Coding (SVC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru, David nthony Campana, Avinash Sridhar
  • Publication number: 20110090958
    Abstract: Advanced multiplexing methods and apparatus that are especially useful in multiplexing variable bit rate input video streams onto a fixed bandwidth output stream with minimum effect on video quality are described. A multiplexer provides feedback to a stagger transmitter to help it maintain its output bit rate. In addition, the stagger transmitter parses Network Abstraction Layers (NALs) from the given streams and makes decisions on which NALs to forward to the MUX.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Avinash Sridhar, David Anthony Campana, Shemimon Manalikudy Anthru