Nonpictorial Data Packet In Television Format Patents (Class 348/461)
  • Patent number: 10743044
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving broadcast signals includes a receiver to receive broadcast signals including service guide fragments which are used to announce information for the broadcast signals, the service guide fragments including a service fragment describing a service of the broadcast signals and a content fragment describing a content of the service, the content fragment including an extension element having a component element describing a component included in the content and a capability element representing capabilities required for decoding and presenting the content, the component element an audio component element representing a role of an audio component of the content and a video component element representing a role of a video component of the content data, a decoder configured to decode the content and the service guide fragments; and a display unit configured to display the content with a sign language content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Seungryul Yang, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10728466
    Abstract: A video multiviewer system is provided for use in the simultaneous viewing, at a viewing location, of video streams from multiple video sources, and comprises video prescaler means for deriving from each of multiple video input streams a respective set of one or more scaled video streams, the or at least some of the scaled video streams being of a different scale from that of the video input stream, the system further comprising a video stream combiner programmed or arranged to combine selected scaled video streams to enable the selected scaled video streams to be displayed at the viewing location, wherein the combiner and prescaler means are programmed or arranged to be linked together, in use, by means of a packet switched network via which said selected scaled video streams are relayed to the video stream combiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Crystal Vision Limited
    Inventor: Richard Trevor Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10681097
    Abstract: Methods and systems for transmitting data are presented. Data received from at least one data source is retained in at least one buffer. In one example, initial hierarchical data may be provided from the at least one buffer to a device, followed by additional hierarchical data. In one example, the data is received into the at least one buffer via a multicast connection, and the data is provided to the device via a point-to-point connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: John Tinsman
  • Patent number: 10666993
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. A broadcast receiver, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a broadcast signal interface, which receives a broadcast signal comprising broadcast content, which includes one or more components, and a component element which describes the one more components; a control unit for parsing the component element and decoding the broadcast content by referencing the parsed component element, wherein the component element comprises a capability element describing capabilities of a broadcast receiver required for processing the component; and a display unit for displaying the broadcast content which has been decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Seungryul Yang, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10616664
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that performs operations including receiving user input associated with a group of emergency alert service messages, assigning a plurality of severity codes to the group of emergency alert service messages according to the user input, each of the plurality of severity codes indicating a presentation format, determining a first location of a mobile communication device, determining a second location of a premises of a user of the mobile communication device. The operations can also include, responsive to detecting a first emergency alert service message associated with the first location, determining a first severity code of the plurality of severity codes assigned to the first emergency alert service message and providing the first emergency alert service message to the mobile communication device for presentation in a first format according to the first severity code. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Alman, Charles D Turner, Jr., Brian Wilson
  • Patent number: 10615896
    Abstract: A receiver that receives a broadcast signal including service data of a broadcast service and an emergency alert table including an emergency alert message, a first decoder that decodes the service data, a second decoder that decodes the emergency alert table, and a display processor that displays the broadcast service including the decoded service data and emergency alert message in the decoded emergency alert table. The display processor further displays information to notify that an additional content related to the emergency alert message is present, and the display processor further displays the additional content based on a selection of the information by a user. The broadcast signal further includes wake-up information, where a value of the wake-up information is changed from 0 to 1 based on a wake-up call, and the value of the wake-up information is changed from 1 to 2 based on a different wake-up call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jeongwoo Kim, Minsung Kwak
  • Patent number: 10602157
    Abstract: A method and system for allocating a variable number of bits per frame in a distributed video encoding using a complexity analyzer is disclosed. The method includes receiving an input video for allocating the number of bits for each segment based on the complexity of the segment. Further, the method includes splitting the input video into plurality of segments. Further, the method includes determining the number of bits to be allocated to the plurality of segments based on the complexity measurement of the input video. In an embodiment, single complexity analyzer can be used to determine the complexity of the plurality of segments. In another embodiment, separate complexity analyzer can be used for each segment to determine the complexity. Further, the method includes allocating the bits to the plurality of segments of the input video. Further, the method includes combining the plurality of segments to form a single output video; thereby, obtaining the encoded output video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hamilton Coward, Amit Puntambekar
  • Patent number: 10581540
    Abstract: A receiver that receives a broadcast signal including service data of a broadcast service and an emergency alert table including an emergency alert message, a first decoder that decodes the service data, a second decoder that decodes the emergency alert table, and a display processor that displays the broadcast service including the decoded service data and emergency alert message in the decoded emergency alert table. The display processor further displays information to notify that an additional content related to the emergency alert message is present, and the display processor further displays the additional content based on a selection of the information by a user. The broadcast signal further includes wake-up information, where a value of the wake-up information is changed from 0 to 1 based on a wake-up call, and the value of the wake-up information is changed from 1 to 2 based on a different wake-up call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jeongwoo Kim, Minsung Kwak
  • Patent number: 10566997
    Abstract: A data compression apparatus includes a lossy compression unit for calculating, in advance, a reference error vector magnitude depending on lossy compression and decompression by removing lower bits from a data signal composed of bitstreams, for setting removal target lower bits satisfying a preset error vector magnitude requirement, and for lossily compressing the data signal by removing the removal target lower bits from the data signal, and a communication unit for transmitting the compressed data signal to a data decompression apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Je-Won Lee, Eun-Hee Hyun, Heung-Mook Kim, Joon-Young Jung
  • Patent number: 10565988
    Abstract: Speech representing a desired video site or video subject is detected and digitized at a TV remote, and then sent to a TV. The TV or in some embodiments an Internet server communicating with the TV use speech recognition principles to recognize the speech, enter a database using the recognized speech as entering argument, and return a link to an Internet site hosting the desired video. The link can be displayed on the TV for selection thereof by a user to retrieve the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Behram Mario Dacosta
  • Patent number: 10559053
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, image content is rendered to include a digital watermark pattern at an essentially fixed scale, regardless of the size of screen on which the content is displayed. In one particular embodiment, CSS and JavaScript are responsive to the rendering context (which can include screen size, and/or viewer position) to define the geometry of a watermarked texture block, which is tiled to serve as a background of an HTML-defined page. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Eoin C. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10496243
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically selecting a color for overlay on an image or video for presentation on a media device. The system identifies the most prominent color in an image, finds the closest match to that color in a predetermined number of colors, and then uses the closest match color to color the font of the title that is overlaid on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Neil D. Voss
  • Patent number: 10490114
    Abstract: An electronic paper display apparatus including an electronic paper display panel and a driver apparatus is provided. The electronic paper display panel displays image frames and includes a plurality of display modes. The driver apparatus is electrically connected to the electronic paper display panel. The driver apparatus determines what display mode the electronic paper display panel is in according to image data. The driver apparatus selects a driving signal to drive the electronic paper display panel to display the image frames according to the display mode of the electronic paper display panel. The image data is encoded according to one of a plurality of encoding methods to include information related to the display mode of the electronic paper display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Kuo-Han Hsu, Mu-Chen Tan
  • Patent number: 10455269
    Abstract: System and methods for finding and analyzing targeted content from audio and video content sources, including means and methods for extracting captions from audio and video content sources; searching the captions for a mention of at least one target; extracting audio and video segments relating to the at least one target; delivering extracted audio and video segments to a user device; harvesting social media data relevant to the at least one target; analyzing the search results in correlation with the social media data for target content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CROSSBAR MEDIA GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Samir Abed
  • Patent number: 10447751
    Abstract: Transcoding a file located within a network directly from a file identifier, including: retrieving the file using the file identifier; segmenting the file into a plurality of chunks; and transcoding the plurality of chunks using a distributed transcoder. Key words include segmenting and distributed transcoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MEDIA CLOUD SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Lim, Brian Laske, Henry Anderson, Art Fort
  • Patent number: 10430396
    Abstract: A method of facilitating a device to obtain a version of an item of content. For each section of the item of content, a content distribution system is arranged to provide one or more versions of that section. At least one section includes a plurality of differently watermarked versions of that section. A request for a section of the item of content is received. If the requested section is a section for which the content distribution system is arranged to provide a plurality of differently watermarked versions of that section, a particular version is identified based on an identifier of the device and a response a response containing an indication of the particular version of the requested section is provided to the device. The response is arranged to cause the device to request the particular version of the requested section from a corresponding location on the content distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: IRDETO B.V.
    Inventor: Dmitri Jarnikov
  • Patent number: 10375350
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums for providing and/or processing non-closed caption data. The reception apparatus includes a receiver, a parser, and a processor. The receiver receives closed caption service data. The closed caption service data includes closed caption data within a first service block having a service number in the range of 1-6, and non-closed caption data within a second service block having a different service number in the range of 1-6. The closed caption data includes closed caption text. The parser parses the non-closed caption data within the second service block having the different service number in the range of 1-6. The processor performs a function based on the parsed non-closed caption data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Mark Eyer
  • Patent number: 10362343
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising: receiver circuitry configured to receive content including metadata; storage containing a parameter associated with the metadata; and control circuitry configured to: extract the received metadata; retrieve the parameter associated with the metadata and control the information processing apparatus based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Huw Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10356460
    Abstract: A media system configured to select personalized programming for individual users is disclosed. The programming may include content, advertisements, and/or interactive queries, each of which may be selected based on profiles of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: 1997 Irrevocable Trust For Gregory P. Benson
    Inventor: Gregory P. Benson
  • Patent number: 10334295
    Abstract: A method for transmitting broadcast signals by an apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, the method includes encoding data which is carried by a Data Pipe, DP; bit interleaving the encoded data; Multiple Input Multiple Output, MIMO, processing the bit interleaved data; time interleaving the MIMO processed data; encoding signaling data; building at least one signal frame including signaling symbols having the encoded signaling data and data symbols having the time interleaved data; modulating data of the at least one signal frame by an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) scheme; performing Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) reduction for the modulated data using a tone reservation algorithm based on a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chulkyu Mun, Jaehyung Kim, Hochul Jung, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10325101
    Abstract: As disclosed herein a method, executed by a computer, includes receiving, from an augmented reality device, a pairing request, negotiating with the augmented reality device to generate a new encryption key and a mapping plan for presenting optically readable codes, that correspond to one or more images, on a touch sensitive display device. The method further includes presenting, on the touch sensitive display device, the optically readable codes, and receiving a user selection from the touch sensitive display device. The optical codes are overlayed by the wearers of an augmented reality system with an un-encrypted or otherwise modified form of the optical code. A computer system, and a computer program product corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Joseph D. Harvey, Douglas E. Rohde
  • Patent number: 10321174
    Abstract: In an approach, a server computer receives a request from a client computer specifying particular content for a particular user, wherein the particular content is associated with an original audio language. In response to receiving the request, the server computer selects a preferred audio language and a preferred subtitle language for the particular content based on a particular record of a preference database. The server computer returns asset identifying data that the client computer uses to obtain a stream of the particular content using the preferred audio language and the preferred subtitle language from a content delivery network (CDN) or other asset location. The server computer receives a message from the client computer that identifies an presented audio language and a presented subtitle language that were presented to the particular user while the particular content streamed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Haley Wilson, Eddy Wu, Ritesh Makharia, Taskin Rahman, Philip Fisher-Ogden
  • Patent number: 10298980
    Abstract: An apparatus can include an external interface, a video aggregator, and a system controller. The external interface can receive multimedia content directed to a plurality of customer premises equipment. The video aggregator can multiplex the multimedia content directed to the plurality of customer premises equipment. The system controller can electronically deliver the multiplexed multimedia content, within a scheduled lead-time, in response to a subscriber request to electronically deliver the multimedia content to a particular customer premises equipment from the plurality of customer premises equipment. A subscriber content price of the multiplexed multimedia content can be based on the scheduled lead-time of electronic delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Edge2020
    Inventors: Ronald Hirsch, Tell Allen Gates
  • Patent number: 10169838
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for generating and embedding a watermark in digital video frame include a processor obtaining a request to generate a watermark and embed the watermark in a digital video frame captured by a first monitor. Based on obtaining the request, the processor fetches from one or more pre-defined regions of a memory resource, digital video data captured by at least two monitors, where a timestamp of the digital video data is equal to a timestamp of the digital video frame. The processor generates a watermark from the digital video data by calculating a binary result of the digital video data. The processor embeds the watermark (binary result) in the digital video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Mei Dai, Hui Wang, Wei Ying Yu, Mai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10127058
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with content consumption are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a decoder, a user interface engine, and a presentation engine. The decoder may be configured to receive and decode a streaming of the content. The user interface engine may be configured to receive user commands. The presentation engine may be configured to present the content as the content is decoded from the stream, in response to received user commands. Further, the decoder, the user interface engine, the presentation engine, and/or combination/sub-combination thereof, may be arranged to adapt the presentation to enhance user experience during response to a skip back command, where the adaption is in addition to a nominal response to the skip back command, e.g., display of closed captions. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Johannes P. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10114839
    Abstract: Format identification for fragmented data is disclosed. In some embodiments, an input stream of information that is divided into fragments is received. Fragment boundaries are determined and a data format for each fragment is found based on continuity properties including by: dividing the stream of information into windows, determining whether each window has a known or unknown format; and comparing portions of windows having an unknown format with neighboring windows to determine fragment boundaries. The stream of information is compressed using a compression technique selected based on the data format, and the compressed stream is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Moses Charikar, Deepa Ramakrishna
  • Patent number: 10104418
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to record a user-specified media content event at a media device. An exemplary embodiment grabs a series of subsequently received image frames from a preceding broadcasting media content event after a monitored real time reaches a closing credits monitor time, wherein the closing credits monitor time is a recording start time less a predefined duration. The embodiment then analyzes each of the image frames to identify an occurrence of text presented in the analyzed image frame, determines that the identified text corresponds to closing credits of the preceding broadcasting media content event if the at least one attribute of the identified text matches a corresponding predefined closing credits attribute, and initiates a start of the recording of the user-specified media content event in response to determining that the identified text corresponds to the closing credits of the preceding broadcasting media content event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kurt Keipert
  • Patent number: 10104431
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a cloud-based service provider system detecting an input command provided by a user during a scheduling session and representative of a request for a local digital video recording (“DVR”) system to record a media program during a presentation time period. In response to the detecting of the input command, the cloud-based service provider system identifies a conflict associated with the request for the local DVR system to record the media program, performs a prioritization operation to determine a relative priority of media programs that are at least one of scheduled to be recorded by the local DVR system at any given time during the presentation time period and currently recorded in a memory of the local DVR system, and automatically performs, based on the performing of the prioritization operation, a predetermined action to resolve the conflict and facilitate the local DVR system recording the media program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiying Jin, Sandeep G. Rathi, Yuhui Qian, Ravi Kalluri
  • Patent number: 10080046
    Abstract: Provided are a video display device and a method of controlling the same. The method includes: obtaining an uncompressed audio-visual (AV) content; playing the uncompressed AV content through the display unit; obtaining content information of the uncompressed AV content on the basis of a content section of the uncompressed AV content; obtaining content change time information and enhanced service information on the basis of the content information; and determining a delay time for obtaining the next content information on the basis of the content change time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sanghyun Kim, Jongyeul Suh, Kwansuk Kim, Joonhui Lee, Jaehee Chung, Hyeonjae Lee, Jinpil Kim, Dongwan Seo, Kyoungsoo Moon, Aettie Ji, Kyungho Kim, Sungok Park
  • Patent number: 10069264
    Abstract: A converter for switching control signals is disclosed to solve the technical problem that existing technologies are unable to switch between two control signals. The converter includes an interface male connected with an equipment which is controlled by a first control signal; an interface socket connected with an equipment which is controlled by a second signal; an interface female connected with cables which are adapted for respectively transmitting the first control signal and the second control signal; a switch which switches between the first control signal and the second control signal; and a substrate connected with the interface male, the interface socket, the interface female and the switch, wherein according to a switching position of the switch, the substrate controls the first control signal or the second control signal in the cables connected with the interface female to correspondingly switch to the interface male or the interface socket for outputting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HANK ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yuchun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10032432
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosures provide a method, system and apparatus for transmitting intelligent information. When one frame of video data x is to be transmitted, a SDI sending terminal determines whether there is intelligent information satisfying a transmission condition; the transmission condition comprising that intelligent information is not transmitted and transmission of a frame of video data corresponding to the intelligent information is finished. If there is the intelligent information satisfying the transmission condition, the SDI sending terminal adds intelligent information y being one item of the intelligent information satisfying the transmission condition into a preset position of the video data x; and transmits the video data x having the intelligent information y. By using the solutions of the present disclosures, implementation costs are reduced and security is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhong Qi, Tian Huang, Hai Yu
  • Patent number: 10027999
    Abstract: A method for transmitting broadcast signals by an apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, the method includes encoding data corresponding to each of data pipes; encoding signaling data; building at least one signal frame including the encoded data and the encoded signaling data; modulating data of the at least one signal frame by an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) scheme; performing Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) reduction for the modulated data using a tone reservation algorithm based on a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) size; and transmitting time domain broadcast signals carrying the modulated data of the at least one signal frame, wherein the at least one signal frame comprises signaling symbols and data symbols, wherein a set of carriers in the signaling symbols and a set of carriers in the data symbols are reserved for the PAPR reduction, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chulkyu Mun, Jaehyung Kim, Hochul Jung, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10009648
    Abstract: To provide audience measurement services without requiring broadcasters to install additional watermarking equipment, a small video capture device may receive a video signal viewed by an audience member, the signal including embedded closed captioning data, and may decode and transmit the closed captioning data to an audience measurement server. The measurement server may receive the data and compare the received data to a database of closed captioning text to identify matches. The database may be populated via one or more additional capture devices receiving local or national broadcast signals, or with data separately provided by broadcasters. When a match is found, the measurement server may determine that the audience member is watching a program having the corresponding closed captioning. Dynamically generated confidence scores may allow for reliable identification of audience members of content, even with very short closed captioning data lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, Simon Michael Rowe, Cihat Basol, James Robert Stewart
  • Patent number: 10009628
    Abstract: Video data with high frame rates may be displayed on devices with limited resources (e.g., decoder and/or display resources). These devices may have their resources devoted to other tasks or may not be capable to display the video data at the high frame rates. The coding method may include coding the frames such that additional droppable frames are included in the encoded video data. The decoding method may include dropping droppable frames before the encoded video data is decoded to reduce the number of frames that will be decoded and displayed. These methods may be applied to video data that has a variable frame rate and may be combined with processing the image sequence for slow motion playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Samuel Bushell, Davide Concion, David Saracino, Erik Turnquist
  • Patent number: 9986295
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a DVR sends a user's contact information over a network to a third party. Upon determining that a television program or advertisement contains a special tag that is associated with a third party, the DVR displays, to the user, a prompt that invites the DVR user to allow the DVR to send the user's contact information to the third party. If the user gives permission for the DVR to send the contact information to the third party, then the DVR sends the contact information to the third party (e.g., over the Internet).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Barton, Brian Lanier
  • Patent number: 9986287
    Abstract: A transport stream provider for providing a plurality of transport stream packets describing digital media information is configured to provide a transport stream packet of a first packet type including a program association table and key information for decrypting encrypted media information. The program association table contains an association between a program No. and a packet type identifier of a further transport stream packet of a second packet type. The transport stream provider is configured to provide a transport stream packet of the second packet type in such a manner that the transport stream packet of the second packet type contains a reference to packet type identifiers of transport stream payload data packets which describe contents of different content types of the digital media information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Birgit Bartel-Kurz, Stefan Doehla, Markus Prosch
  • Patent number: 9967056
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for forward packet recovery in a communication network with constrained overhead. In exemplary embodiments, a target byte protection ratio is determined. Error correcting frames are dynamically generated by a first processor such that error correcting information can be generated to approximate the target byte protection ratio. The data packets and error correcting information are then transmitted across one or more communication networks to a second processor. The second processor can use the error correcting information to regenerate or replace data packets missing or corrupted in transmission across one or more communication networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Anthony Hughes
  • Patent number: 9955236
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing supplemental content during a broadcast. The supplemental content is provided by the operation of an interactive application resident on a receiver. The interactive application is initiated through a trigger that is received during an otherwise standard broadcast. The trigger includes an interactive prompt that is to be displayed during a particular portion of the broadcast. The prompt including a means for enabling receipt of a user input. The user input may be a request for further information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kate Megan Carney Landow, David J. Fernandes, Daniel Overbaugh, Michael R. Short, Timothy Heckathorn
  • Patent number: 9911196
    Abstract: A system includes an image capture device configured to capture images, and a processor programmed with one or more computer program modules. When executed, the one or more computer program modules are configured to receive the images captured by the image capture device, generate a control signal for a haptic output device as the images are received, synchronize the images and the control signal, and output a video with the synchronized images and the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jamal Saboune, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9877068
    Abstract: An HDMI transmitter inserts an additional video line in the video frame to be transmitted via the HDMI interface and inserts auxiliary data related to the video frame in the additional video line. The auxiliary data is related to the video frame and as the auxiliary data is stored in the video frame itself it is transported in a synchronous fashion with the video frame. As the additional video line is in excess to the number of video lines defined by a standard video frame format they are ignored by existing receivers yet available to receivers according to the invention and can be transmitted using the existing HDMI standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Leendert Teunis Rozendaal, Nicoll Burleigh Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9836557
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods enabling a user to receive feedback regarding a computer-implemented design of an architectural structure as the user is designing or otherwise modifying the computer-implemented design using a computer-aided design (CAD) software tool. The feedback (hereafter also referred to as “design feedback”) may provide the user with useful analysis information regarding the architectural structure's predicted characteristics (e.g., operational performance, resource consumption, cost, etc.) based on the current state of the computer-implemented design. In particular, daylighting analyses pertinent to the computer-implemented design of the architectural structure can be visually displayed to the user in real or near-real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sefaira, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Marceau, David Wightman Swartz, Ritwik Raj, Jacob Miles, Carl Styan Sterner, Jeremy Gayed, Varun Singh, Mads Jensen, Alex Tollefsen, Katrina Schoen
  • Patent number: 9831971
    Abstract: A system and method for operating the same includes a receiving circuit module having a housing having an input for a first signal, a first encoder disposed within the housing encoding the first signal to form a first encoded signal and a second encoder disposed within the housing encoding the first signal to form a second encoded signal having a different format than the first signal. A first multiplexer receives the first encoded signal. A second multiplexer different than the first multiplexer receives the second encoded signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Miner, Douglas E. Ribordy
  • Patent number: 9800934
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of transmitting broadcast signals. The method includes, formatting input streams into Data Pipe (DP) data, Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) encoding the DP data according to a code rate, bit interleaving the LDPC encoded DP data, mapping the bit interleaved DP data onto constellations, building at least one signal frame including the mapped DP data, and modulating data in the built signal frame by an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) method and transmitting the broadcast signals having the modulated data, wherein the input streams include Audio/Video (A/V) data and service guide data, and wherein the Audio/Video (A/V) data and service guide data are included in first ISO base media file format (ISOBMFF) files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Woosuk Kwon, Sungryong Hong, Kyoungsoo Moon, Jangwon Lee, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 9786159
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for operating a target media device is described. The method includes receiving a user command by a remote control device for operating a target media device, where a signal to operate the target media device is not stored on the remote control device when the user command is received. Data associated with the user command is transmitted by the remote control device to a second media device and signal information, associated with the signal to operate the target media device, is received by the remote control device from the second media device. The signal to operate the target media device is transmitted by the remote control device to the target media device, where the target media device performs a function based on the signal received from the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Mukesh K. Patel, Jonathan A. Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony P. Lee
  • Patent number: 9774911
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically evaluating an audio description track of a media asset include initializing a rating of an audio description track of a media asset to a default value; receiving a first video frame and a second video frame of the media asset; detecting an object in the first video frame and the second video frame; determining that a difference in a characteristic of the object between the first video frame and the second video frame exceeds a threshold difference; determining that an audio characteristic in a portion of the audio description track that corresponds to the first video frame and the second video frame exceeds a threshold audio characteristic; and increasing the rating of the audio description track by a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Thomas, Ajit Shanware
  • Patent number: 9756379
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a signal receiver configured to receive a broadcast signal comprising a broadcast content and channel information and corresponding to a plurality of channels, a signal processor configured to process the received broadcast signal and extract the broadcast content and the channel information from the broadcast signal, a display configured to display an image based on the extracted broadcast content, and a controller configured to determine a plurality of overlapped channels, which have the same broadcast content but are different in a type of broadcast content, based on the extracted channel information, and perform a control operation for the determined overlapped channels. A method of controlling the display apparatus includes determining a plurality of overlapped channels, which have the same broadcast content but are different in a type of broadcast content, based on the extracted channel information, and performing a control operation for the determined overlapped channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun Song, Mun-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9734408
    Abstract: Techniques associated with identifying stories in media content are described in various implementations. In one example implementation, a method may include receiving media content, and segmenting the media content into a plurality of media segments based on auditory indicators included in the media content. The method may also include analyzing a first media segment to determine a first set of concepts associated with the first media segment, and analyzing a second media segment to determine a second set of concepts associated with the second media segment. The method may further include comparing the first set of concepts to the second set of concepts to determine a conceptual similarity between the first set of concepts and the second set of concepts, and in response to the conceptual similarity exceeding a similarity threshold, identifying a story that includes the first media segment and the second media segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LONGSAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Abigail Betley, Unai Ayo Aresti, David Toone
  • Patent number: 9723341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, an apparatus for receiving broadcast signals and methods for transmitting and receiving broadcast signals. The method of transmitting broadcast signals includes encoding data corresponding to each of data transmission channel which carries at least one service data or service component data, building at least one signal frame including the encoded data, modulating the at least one signal frame by an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex) scheme; and transmitting the broadcast signals carrying the at least one modulated signal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chulkyu Mun, Jaehyung Kim, Hochul Jung, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9721185
    Abstract: Particular embodiments automatically identify and track a logo that appears in video content. For example, particular embodiments can track a branding logo's position and size without any prior knowledge about the logo, such as the position, type, structure, and content of the logo. In one embodiment, a heat map is used that accumulates a frequency of short-term logos that are detected in the video content. The heat map is then used to identify a branding logo in the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Renxiang Li, Faisal Ishtiaq
  • Patent number: 9723378
    Abstract: A method and a system are provided for achieving integration of smart TV program channels with applications. The method may include performing normalization processing on data of TV program channel information, maintaining a data structure for each TV program channel, and obtaining a program table with items thereof being the information of multiple TV program channels. The method may also include performing normalization processing on data of application information, maintaining a data structure for each application, and obtaining an application table with items thereof being information of multiple applications. The method may further include mixing and arranging items in the program table and the application table to obtain a mixed table and, upon receiving a control command, looking for an item corresponding to said control command in said mixed table and displaying the corresponding content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu Zheng