Nonpictorial Data Packet In Television Format Patents (Class 348/461)
  • Patent number: 11405692
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for presenting relevant programming information. A viewing action of an audiovisual event is detected on a receiving device. Data associated with the viewed audiovisual event is then retrieved. The retrieved data includes at least receiving device information and audiovisual event information. The retrieved data is then stored in a historical viewing database, and at least one scoring table is generated from the data in the historical viewing database. Programming information for a plurality of candidate audiovisual events that are available to be viewed is then organized based at least in part on the at least one scoring table and a selected time, and the organized programming information is output to a presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jay P. Carlson, Danny J. Minnick
  • Patent number: 11368649
    Abstract: A method for streaming a live video stream in a system comprising a video camera generating the live video stream, a video recorder, and a video. The method comprises: at the video server, receiving, from a client device, a request for the live video stream from the video camera; transmitting from the video server, a push trigger to the video camera, the push trigger instructing the video camera to push the live video stream to the video recorder; upon receiving the push trigger, initiating a push of the live video stream from the video camera to the video recorder; pushing the live video stream from the video camera to the video recorder; pulling, by the video server, the live video stream from the video recorder; and transmitting, by the video server, the live video stream to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Viktor A. Andersson
  • Patent number: 11330343
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a predicted number of viewers in support of selecting an advertisement to be displayed during an advertisement break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Junaid Shaikh, Farnaz Moradi, Valentin Kulyk
  • Patent number: 11330031
    Abstract: A method for encoding data streams into a combined file and decoding of same, including accessing a first file having a first plurality of data bytes, accessing a second file having a second plurality of data bytes, combining the first file and the second file, comprising the steps of storing a block of data bytes of a first byte block size in the body of the combined file as a first file byte block, storing a block of data bytes of a second byte block size in the body of the combined file as a second file byte block, repeating the first and second storing steps to sequentially store all of the data bytes in the first file and the second file in the combined file, and decoding the combined file to separate the bytes of the first file and the bytes of the second file from the combined file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: C-HEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Changhong Gong, Charles Gong, Adena Collard-Harmon, Taha Kadado, Jesse Collard
  • Patent number: 11310532
    Abstract: A method or device for reconstructing image data representative of original image data from decoded image data and parameters obtained from a bitstream is described. The parameters having been processed from the original image data. The method includes checking if parameters are lost, corrupted or not aligned with the decoded image data whose graphics or overlay is added to, when at least one of the parameters is lost, corrupted or not aligned with the decoded image data whose graphics or overlay is added to; selecting a recovery mode according to an information data indicating how the parameters have been processed; and recovering the at least one lost, corrupted or not aligned parameter by applying the selected recovery mode, the reconstruction of image data then taking also into account the recovered parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Andrivon, David Touze, Nicolas Caramelli
  • Patent number: 11303572
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose methods and systems for accounting for MPTCP data usage. The embodiments include tracking MPTCP data usage of a plurality of applications. The embodiments include reporting the MPTCP data usage information to a data tracking module. Each of the plurality of applications is associated with a UID, which is tagged with MPTCP packets of the plurality of applications. The MPTCP packets of the plurality of applications can be transferred through at least one sub-socket, in at least one sub-flow. The at least one sub-flow can be associated with the system (OS) ID. The embodiments include updating the system UID, associated with the at least one sub-flow, with UIDs of the applications, whose data is included in the at least one sub-flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Madhan Raj Kanagarathinam, Young-Ho Lee, Giri Venkata Prasad Reddy, Wang-Keun Oh
  • Patent number: 11272247
    Abstract: A technique is described for converting a variety of video streams from transmission sources into a single designated video stream on a client device. As an example, a converter device may receive video streams from multiple transmission sources and select the video stream to convert and output on a client device based on the signal quality. In some examples, the converter device may switch between transmission sources. The converter device may measure the time offset between the video streams of the transmission sources and buffer one of the video streams to align the timing of the video streams, so the user does not detect a timing delay while viewing the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Wireless L.L.C.
    Inventor: Anand Menon
  • Patent number: 11188607
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, at an information handling device, a presence of a hyperlink; determining, using a processor, destination information associated with the hyperlink; and presenting, based on the determining and prior to activating the hyperlink; the destination information to a user. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Mark Patrick Delaney, Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 11182440
    Abstract: A method of semantic searching. The method may include receiving a first search query, obtaining a disambiguation term for semantically disambiguating the first search query, and creating, with a processor, a second search query based at least in part on the first search query and the disambiguation term. The method may also include at least one of outputting search results obtained from a search conducted based at least in part on the second search query and sending the second search query to a search service for outputting search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMAL FUSION INC.
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Sweeney, Robert Charles Good
  • Patent number: 11159695
    Abstract: A method of managing a personalized data storage on a multi-function device (MFD), the method including receiving a request for a new personalized data entry, determining if available storage space exists on the personalized data storage, if available storage space does not exist on the personalized data storage, identifying an existing personalized data entry unused for a first predetermined period of time, determining a user associated with the existing personalized data entry, and sending a query to the user. In some embodiments, the personalized data entry is associated with a consolidated work-flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael William Barrett, Janine Marie Gates
  • Patent number: 11128920
    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: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Barton, Brian Lanier
  • Patent number: 11057683
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a receiving device, a receiving method, a transmitting device, and a transmitting method that enable operation of subtitles to be displayed in a superimposed manner on broadcast content reliably. The receiving device acquires trigger information for providing a function relating to subtitles, the trigger information including location information by which a resource on the Internet is identifiable; acquires subtitle information including a document relating to subtitles described in a predetermined computer language, on the basis of the location information included in the trigger information; and controls displaying of the subtitles on the basis of at least one of the trigger information and the subtitle information. The present technology is applicable to a television receiver capable of receiving digital broadcast signals, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Naohisa Kitazato, Yasuaki Yamagishi, Yoshiharu Dewa, Jun Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11032182
    Abstract: At times, it may be desirable to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content. One manner of making the determination may include accessing presentation time information that indicates the time(s) at which one or more client systems present particular dynamic content and accessing event time information indicating the time(s) at which one or more auditable events occur in the dynamic particular content. Based on the presentation time information and the event time information, it may be possible to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: G. Thomas Des Jardins, Jeffrey Dalton Porter, Vinayak Raghuvamshi, Bryan Slavin, Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 10957077
    Abstract: Opinion data may be obtained from individuals via a web widget and a graphic visualization of aggregated opinion data may be displayed via the web widget. The web widget may be provided for presentation via one or more third-party webpages. The web widget may include an input portion and a graphic visualization portion. A first instance of the web widget may be presented via a first third-party webpage. Via the input portion, input from users may be received on a plurality of aspects of one or more topics. The input may convey users' opinions of the plurality of aspects. The input may be received responsive to the users manipulating the input portion of the web widget. The graphical visualization may be updated in real time to represent input received from a plurality of users from a plurality of third-party web sites, or anywhere where the web widget may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Warple Inc.
    Inventor: Edmund J. Cahill
  • Patent number: 10924814
    Abstract: When a viewer is determined to be interested in an advertisement, a media guidance application may identify a second related advertisement to display to the viewer. The second advertisement may be displayed following the first interesting advertisement. To avoid timing issues, media content following the advertisements may be buffered so that the viewer can catch up on the media content without missing anything.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Parasuraman Ramakrishnan, Michael A. Montalto, Pok-Ching Lee, Wendy Cheang
  • Patent number: 10863247
    Abstract: A configuration capable of performing a process of presenting the emergency information to the viewer promptly and reliably is implemented. Middleware of a receiving device that performs a broadcasting content output process receives an emergency information delivery notification transmitted by a transmitting device and generates emergency information event notification data including configuration data of the received emergency information delivery notification. An output data control unit acquires event notification data and executes a process of acquiring or displaying emergency information on the basis of the acquired event notification data. For example, in a case where emergency information overlaid on an image is delivered, application presentation content is deleted in accordance with an event notification, and in the case of signaling emergency information delivery, a process of acquiring and outputting the emergency information promptly is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10827221
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to selectively playing a video on a mobile communication device. The device monitors events and upon detecting a trigger event, determines whether to delay the playing of a first video or to attempt to play the first video. Upon determining to delay, the device stores a delay record. The device repeats the above steps to generate multiple delay records. Upon determining to attempt to play the first video, the device displays a user control to allow the user to reject the first video and stores an attempt record. Upon detecting user interaction with the user control element, the device calculates a relationship between the delay records, the attempt record, and the user interaction with the user control element. This allows the device to determine whether to delay the playing of a second video or to play the second video. Upon determining to play the second video, the device plays the second video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SOURSE PTY LTD
    Inventor: Lars Henrik Petander
  • Patent number: 10805656
    Abstract: A system and method for restricting access to content is disclosed. The system comprises a communication module, a rules module, a geolocation module, and a blackout module. The communication module receives a request for content and location data describing the geographic location of a client. The request includes content data identifying the content. The rules module determines a blackout rule for the content based at least in part on the content data. The geolocation module determines the geographic location of the client based at least in part on the location data. The blackout module determines whether to restrict access to the content based at least in part on the geographic location of the client and the blackout rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dean Kenneth Jackson, Daniel Victor Klein
  • Patent number: 10805626
    Abstract: A system for broadcasting that includes a watermark payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sachin G. Deshpande, Kiran Misra
  • 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: 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: 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: 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