Patents by Inventor Yousef Wasef Nijim

Yousef Wasef Nijim 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: 10306326
    Abstract: Channel jumping is provided for allowing a user to quickly find and jump to desired content on a desired channel. Channel data and metadata and program guide data may be received by a data mining engine. The data mining engine may associate the channel data and metadata with the program guide data and cache the resulting associated channel/guide data. A user may enter a channel name, call letters, or a name of a program in a user interface, wherein a channel jumping application may search the channel/guide data for a match. If a match is found, the application may jump provide for jumping to the desired channel or if more than one match is found, the application may populate a list of possible matching channels to provide to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Yousef Wasef Nijim
  • Patent number: 10250917
    Abstract: Linear content that is recorded often includes secondary content that is no longer relevant to the consumer, and lacks secondary content that is relevant to the consumer, such as, emergency alerts, which are time dependent in their relevancy. Inserting secondary content during playback of the recorded content is challenging, as it may interrupt playback and degrade the consumer's viewing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 10250934
    Abstract: Allowing a user of a mobile computing device to link the mobile computing device and its associated network or system to a subject piece of hardware operating via a second network or system is provided. After the mobile computing device is linked to a given hardware device, functional operation of the hardware device and access to accounts associated with the hardware device may be provided to the linked mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Douglas Lee, Yousef Wasef Nijim
  • Patent number: 10200678
    Abstract: A system (10) and method (52, 60, 72) for combining and/or displaying text with three-dimensional (3D) content. The system (10) and method (52, 60, 72) inserts text at the same level as the highest depth value in the 3D content. As a result, the system (10) and method (52, 60, 72) of the present disclosure produces text combined with 3D content wherein the text does not obstruct the 3D effects in the 3D content and does not create visual fatigue when viewed by a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Izzat Izzat, Dong-Qing Zhang, Yousef Wasef Nijim
  • Patent number: 10142668
    Abstract: A system and method for pairing a wireless set-top box with a wired set-top box is provided. The system and method provide a user with the ability to move the wireless set-top box to different locations, within the same authorized subscriber's household or use location, while allowing the service provider to monitor and prohibit unauthorized use of the wireless set-top box from outside of the authorized subscriber's household or use location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 10136188
    Abstract: Data associated with content available for immediate viewing is aggregated into a program guide. A plurality of content sources for content available for immediate viewing is mined to obtain data associated with the content available for immediate viewing from the plurality of content sources. The mined data is processed to create a program guide identifying the content available for immediate viewing. The program guide displaying the identified content available for immediate viewing is presented to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, Jay Paul Langa, Anant Pralhad Patil
  • Patent number: 10057636
    Abstract: Automatically performing an action within a video service based on an identified relationship between a content object and a video content item is provided. A content object is an electronic communication associated with a subscriber and comprises text or an image or a link to text or an image related to the video content item. A content identifier engine receives the object and parses the object against a data system storing information related to video content items. When a video content item matching or related to the object is identified, the object manager searches on demand content items and a video programming lineup available to the subscriber for the identified video content item. The video service provider performs or allocates resources to perform one or more automatic actions related to the video content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa, Eric S. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10045091
    Abstract: Selectable content is provided within a video stream. Additional content such as advertisements or other information that may be of interest to a user is provided in an interactive fashion providing a richer and deeper viewing experience and giving more control to the user during video viewing. Prescreening of the video content may be done and tags may be inserted in the video stream in association with additional content that may be provided for tagged objects in the video stream. An indication may be provided to the user indicating the availability of additional interactive content in a variety of ways. Upon user request, the content associated with the tags may be presented to the user. The additional content may be provided to the user in a hybrid fashion which involves rendering the video content and additional interactive content simultaneously or by enabling full screen browsing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, Jay Paul Langa, James Alan Strothmann
  • Patent number: 10045055
    Abstract: Video streaming is delivered through a communication network to one or more client computing devices/systems. A number of video display or bandwidth control profiles are used in part to control an amount of bandwidth used by each client to stream video at various quality levels or audio-only. Video display profiles can be configured according to a particular device/system being used to stream video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James Alan Strothmann, Stephen Kent Necessary, Yousef Wasef Nijim, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 9990115
    Abstract: User interface modules for providing additional interactive content via dynamic URL insertion within video applications may be provided. Available content items may be analyzed and prescreened to identify various user interface modules that may be used to provide indication of availability of additional interactive content. When a user selects to view a content item, the system may further perform a search to identify newer additional content associated with the requested content item and update the user interface modules, if necessary. The user interface modules may be presented to allow the user to access the associated additional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa, Anant Patil
  • Patent number: 9959349
    Abstract: Trending content items from the user's social network(s) are provided in the form of one or more channel(s) or a guide. Various social networks of the user may be analyzed and the trending content may identified and sorted based on one or more of popularity, availability, etc. The trending content items may be updated automatically and/or dynamically to reflect any changes in trends based on spikes in discussions, like/dislike feedback, etc. The trending content items may be personalized based on the user's social networks and may differ for various user profiles within the same household.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 9912664
    Abstract: Allowing a subscriber of media content services or products to receive filtered content based on the current viewer's profile (i.e., age, gender, maturity, etc.) as opposed to the viewer's physical location is provided. Media content for which filtering may apply may be in the form of movies, television shows, music for listening/downloading, video games, internet browsing, and the like. Upon logging in from the endpoint device interface (television/set-top-box, desktop computer, laptop computer, smart-phone, touch computer, etc.), log-in information may be compared with predefined profiles set up by the primary account holder and filtered media content may be delivered to match the profile of the current logged in end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Lam, Jayasri Devalapalli, Jay P. Langa, Yousef Wasef Nijim
  • Patent number: 9813777
    Abstract: Decoupling a time shift buffer from content streams to allow faster trick mode response is provided. A TSB/DVR manager may be provided to manage user selection of trick play options while viewing linear or non-linear content streams from a network source. Indication of selection of a trick play option may be received and analyzed by the TSB/DVR manager. The content stream may be managed, such that one or more trick play content streams may be sent to an endpoint device. This provides a network trick play experience similar to the trick play experience when content resides locally. Further, the user's behavior and viewing patterns may be continually monitored and recorded to allow the system to send one or more trick play content streams prior to the user selecting the trick play option. An option to acquire and record missed portions of the content stream may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 9805207
    Abstract: Video content sharing is provided. A user may select friends from various social networking site accounts and aggregate those friends into a friends list with the user's video service provider. The user may select a video to share, select friends with whom he/she would like to share the video, and a link to the video may be created. The video link, a token, and, if applicable, a link to download a video player may be sent to each selected friend in an invitation via email, text, programming guide, or social media services. The token may be used for tracking the sender and the receiver of the video, contain authorization information allowing each friend to watch protected content, and may be used to authenticate the receiving user. Each friend may be enabled to stream the shared video and watch the content based on rules associated with the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, Jay Paul Langa, James Alan Strothmann
  • Publication number: 20170310951
    Abstract: A system (10) and method (52, 60, 72) for combining and/or displaying text with three-dimensional (3D) content. The system (10) and method (52, 60, 72) inserts text at the same level as the highest depth value in the 3D content. As a result, the system (10) and method (52, 60, 72) of the present disclosure produces text combined with 3D content wherein the text does not obstruct the 3D effects in the 3D content and does not create visual fatigue when viewed by a viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Izzat IZZAT, Dong-Qing ZHANG, Yousef Wasef NIJIM
  • Patent number: 9800933
    Abstract: Data associated with content available for viewing is populated into a program guide display interface. The program guide display interface can display one or more QAM in the clear channels as well as IP-based channels. Mined data can be processed to create program guide information for populating a program guide view for display and use by an end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James Alan Strothmann, Yousef Wasef Nijim, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 9794603
    Abstract: Insertion and assignment of a link or URL per device/user is provided. A CE device may be used by the user as an interface to access video content from a plurality of service providers, content provider/owners, etc. An indication to access video content from an unmanaged CE device may be received and the device and its manufacturer/manager may be identified. An analysis may be performed based on the requested content item, user's display device, CE device, CE device manufacturer/manager, business rules/agreements etc. A URL or link may be assigned based on the analysis. The URL or link may then be sent for display on the user's viewing device along with the stream of requested video content. The CE device manufacturer/manager may not have the ability to update or erase the URL/link that is sent by the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 9788052
    Abstract: Multiple device recording may be provided. First, a recording device may be added to a network. Next, in response to adding the recording device to the network, recording device attribute data and recording device metadata may be received from the recording device. The received recording device metadata may then be translated. Then, using the translated metadata, asset data corresponding to assets on the recording device may be displayed. The asset data may be displayed in such a way to indicate which assets on the recording device are supported and which assets on the recording device are not supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, Lisa A. Pickelsimer, Anant Patil, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 9769462
    Abstract: A system and method for combining and/or displaying text with three-dimensional content. The system and method inserts text at the same level as the highest depth value in the 3D content. One example of 3D content is a two-dimensional image and an associated depth map. In this case, the depth value of the inserted text is adjusted to match the largest depth value of the given depth map. Another example of 3D content is a plurality of two-dimensional images and associated depth maps. In this case, the depth value of the inserted text is continuously adjusted to match the largest depth value of a given depth map. A further example of 3D content is stereoscopic content having a right eye image and a left eye image. In this case the text in one of the left eye image and right eye image is shifted to match the largest depth value in the stereoscopic image. Yet another example of 3D content is stereoscopic content having a plurality of right eye images and left eye images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Izzat Izzat, Dong-Qing Zhang, Yousef Wasef Nijim
  • Patent number: 9736541
    Abstract: Embodiments are configured in part to pair or associate a portable or personal computing device with a set-top box (STB) to enable use of the paired device with an associated STB. Processing of a displayed visual code can be used to establish a pairing relationship and allow a paired STB to process navigation, control, and/or other commands from a paired device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, Jay Paul Langa, James Alan Strothmann, Eric S. Roberts