Including Teletext Decoder Or Display Patents (Class 348/468)
  • Patent number: 10334325
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method involves accessing data representing a program schedule of a media program, wherein the program schedule comprises first text. The method also includes selecting second text from among the first text. The method further includes transmitting, via a communication network, an instruction configured to cause the selected second-text to be added to an electronic dictionary of a closed-captioning generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TRIBUNE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10331661
    Abstract: A method includes identifying, at a computing device, multiple segments of video content based on a context sensitive term. Each segment of the multiple segments is associated with captioning data of the video content. The method also includes determining, at the computing device, first contextual information of a first segment of the multiple segments based on a set of factors. The method further includes comparing the first contextual information to particular contextual information that corresponds to content of interest. The method further includes in response to a determination that the first contextual information matches the particular contextual information, storing a first searchable tag associated with the first segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Rys, Dale W. Malik, Nadia Morris
  • Patent number: 10313741
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus including circuitry configured to generate caption data corresponding to content data and having elements defined in Extensible Markup Language (XML), and output the content data and the generated caption data to a reproducing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 10224057
    Abstract: A method to present communications is provided. The method may include obtaining, at a device, a request from a user to play back a stored message that includes audio. In response to obtaining the request, the method may include directing the audio of the message to a transcription system from the device. In these and other embodiments, the transcription system may be configured to generate text that is a transcription of the audio in real-time. The method may further include obtaining, at the device, the text from the transcription system and presenting, by the device, the text generated by the transcription system in real-time. In response to obtaining the text from the transcription system, the method may also include presenting, by the device, the audio such that the text as presented is substantially aligned with the audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Chevrier
  • Patent number: 10194209
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for the automatic display of closed captioning information. An embodiment operates by providing a program for display on a user device. A plurality of closed captioning requests associated with the program are determined. It is determined that the plurality of closed captioning requests exceed a first threshold. A start time and an end time corresponding to the plurality of closed captioning requests are determined. Closed captioning corresponding to the program is provided for display between the start time and the end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Hollinger
  • Patent number: 10165334
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for adapting, when multiple users are consuming a media asset on a primary device, the size of subtitles presented on the primary device upon determining that a user located closer to the primary device (i.e., first user) than a user farthest from the primary device (i.e., second user) is discontent with the size of the subtitles. The media guidance application may determine that there is a secondary device, associated with and in the vicinity of the second user, that is suitable for displaying subtitles. The media guidance application may, upon determining that the second user is currently not using the secondary device, present subtitles for the second user on the secondary device. The media guidance application may then adjust the size of the subtitles presented with the media asset on the primary device to a size more suited for the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Sreedhara
  • Patent number: 10154301
    Abstract: A display device including a display; a first external interface configured to be connected to a first external device; a second external interface configured to be connected to a second external device; and a controller configured to display, on the display, a first image content received from the first external device connected to the display device via the first external interface, display, on an external source list menu for selecting the first external device or the second external device, a first image obtained by capturing the first displayed image content, wherein the first image is captured based on a first signal received from a remote controller and the first captured image is used as a first label representing the first external device, display, on the display, a second image content received from the second external device connected to the display device via the second external interface, and display, on the external source list menu, a second image obtained by capturing the second displayed imag
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jeong Sim Kim
  • Patent number: 10154318
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing audio-based guidance features are provided. A guidance application may provide listings displays having listings for audio-friendly content. The listings may be indicated as listings for audio-friendly content. The guidance application may provide displays dedicated to listings for audio-friendly content. The guidance application provides audio-prompts describing display screens. The guidance application may determine a user's identity from a voice command and provide personalized guidance features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Constance Fabian-Isaacs, Charles B. Ammann, Toby DeWeese
  • Patent number: 10142704
    Abstract: Preferred or preferential logo activation, where a particular logo may become active or activated, in response to a command to do so, so that the status of a particular logo may change from a visually imperceptible or unseen state to visually perceptible or seen state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Antony Dove
  • Patent number: 10108617
    Abstract: A method of object retrieval from visual data is provided that includes annotating at least one portion of the visual data with a context keyword corresponding to an object, wherein the annotating is performed responsive to recognition of the context keyword in audio data corresponding to the at least one portion of the visual data, receiving a query to retrieve the object, wherein the query includes a query keyword associated with both the object and the context keyword, identifying the at least one portion of the visual data based on the context keyword, and searching for the object in the at least one portion of the visual data using an appearance model corresponding to the query keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Eakta Jain, Peter Charles Barnum
  • Patent number: 10091551
    Abstract: A system includes an interface to obtain content on behalf of a target consumer. The system includes a memory. The system further includes a processor that is configured to modify the content to generate modified content. The modified content is generated based on time limited content consumption information of the target consumer and the modified content is stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dale Malik, Nicholas Hill
  • Patent number: 10058238
    Abstract: A video output apparatus includes: a video signal processing section that generates a first video signal having a first resolution; a first text superimposing section that superimposes first textual information on the first video signal; a first output section that outputs the first video signal with the first textual information superimposed; a reduction processing section that receives the first video signal and generates a second video signal having a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution; a second text superimposing section that superimposes second textual information on the second video signal; and a second output section that outputs the second video signal with the second textual information superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Takehiko Ito
  • Patent number: 9961294
    Abstract: A video display method of a user terminal, includes determining whether ambient noise measured when a video is played is in an allowable range, and generating subtitles based on a voice signal included in the video in response to the ambient noise being determined to be out of the allowable range. The method further includes displaying the generated subtitles with the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Hyun Yoo, Hoshik Lee
  • Patent number: 9953391
    Abstract: Methods of expressing animation in a data stream are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of expressing animation in a data stream includes defining animation states in the data stream with each state having at least one property such that properties are animated as a group. The animation states that are defined in the data stream may be expressed as an extension of a styling sheet language. The data stream may include web content and the defined animation states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Graffagnino, Dave Hyatt, Richard Blanchard, Kevin Calhoun, Gilles Drieu, Maciej Stachowiak, Don Melton, Darin Adler
  • Patent number: 9947299
    Abstract: A system and method for offline content delivery through an active screen display is provided. Data for display and content to be displayed at a later time are encoded as a display signal for delivery. An active screen display is associated with a computer and coupled to a processor over a physical display interface connection. The display signal is received and decoded to distinguish the data for display from the content to be displayed at a later time. The content to be displayed at a later time is displayed via the active screen display when the computer is one of turned off and inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Gilad Odinak
  • Patent number: 9942590
    Abstract: Segmentation messages indicative of locations of upcoming events, such as the start and end of programs and program portions, and/or rights related to the programs and program portions, are used by cable systems and the like to store programs and program portions for later retrieval and transmission to customers on request. Storage, retrieval and management of programming is thereby facilitated. Methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: John B. Carlucci, Louis D. Williamson, John W. Callahan, Erik G. Urdang, David M. Kimble, Thomas Gonder, Joseph Buehl
  • Patent number: 9930420
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for configuring software resource for playing network programs. A request for downloading network programs transmitted by a user terminal to a network server includes the configuration information of software resources at the user terminal. After comparing and balancing the software resources required for playing network programs and the software resources at the user terminal, the network server transmits to the user terminal the software resource that is required for playing programs but are absent at the user terminal. The user terminal combines the received software resource with the local software resources to play the downloaded network programs. The user terminal can sufficiently configure the software resources required for playing network programs only by attachedly transmit the configuration information of software resources that the user terminal has when transmitting a request for downloading network programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONIKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Yang Peng
  • Patent number: 9924236
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards extracting an informational banner from a first source and combining it with video content from a second source. The informational banner may be a news ticker, a scoreboard, an informational window of a program, etc. The informational banner is selected or identified from the first source using one or more different automated or user-selectable methods. The extracted informational banner is combined with video content from the second source at a display location that is automatically determined or selected by a user. The combined content is then provided to a display device for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Phuc H. Nguyen, Christopher William Bruhn
  • Patent number: 9924227
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the detection of a closed caption standard and corresponding extraction of closed caption data according to the detected closed caption standard. A set-top box (STB) may receive content from multiple different networks and/or service providers, and closed caption data may be formatted differently in content received from the various networks and/or service providers. The STB may identify a relevant standard with which to process closed caption data in a received content stream based upon an identification of the network and/or provider from which the content stream is received, and the STB may extract and render closed caption data using a process associated with the identified network and/or provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Virendra Singh, Dinkar N. Bhat, Swaroop Mahadeva, Robert Prestigiacomo
  • Patent number: 9922116
    Abstract: Techniques are presented herein to monitor a plurality of big data sources in order to dynamically identify keywords. The big data sources are analyzed to classify the keywords as related to either a technical problem or to a solution to the technical problem. In addition, data associated with the keywords is weighted based on one or more attributes of the data and stored in a database in a problem-solution format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Ammar Rayes, Hector Guillermo Trevino, Carlos M. Pignataro
  • Patent number: 9916077
    Abstract: A user computing device for content presentation to a user is provided. The user computing device includes an interactive surface including an input device and a display device. The display device is configured to provide content presentation to the user. The input device is configured to generate an indication of a gesture when performed by the user. The user computing device also includes at least one processor configured to display a first content item to the user through the display device. The at least one processor is also configured to receive an indication of a continuous gesture made by the user using the input device during the display of the first content item. The at least one processor is also configured to alter the display of the first content item based at least in part on the indication of the continuous gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 9883229
    Abstract: A cable modem apparatus configured to switch between communicating over a plurality of channels and a channel different from the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong-uk Seo
  • Patent number: 9875681
    Abstract: A method of driving a display panel includes dividing an input image into a plurality of segments; generating flicker levels of respective ones of the segments; determining a frame rate of the display panel based on the flicker levels of the segments; and outputting a data voltage to the display panel at the frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoung-Won Lee, Su-Hyeong Park, Bong-Hyun You, Ho-Yong Jung, Eun-Ho Lee, Hyun-Dae Lee
  • Patent number: 9854323
    Abstract: An electronic device, including a display; and a controller capable of displaying, via the display, an image being reproduced, a letterbox and subtitles positioned at the letterbox; receiving a control signal for enlarging a display size of the image; controlling the display to enlarge the image in response to the control signal, further the subtitles is positioned at the enlarged image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sanghyun Baek
  • Patent number: 9852130
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mobile terminal is provided. The method includes receiving content data including video data; determining whether first caption data including a first language caption is included in the content data; determining, if the first caption data is included in the content data, whether a high-difficulty word is included in the first language caption; generating explanation data corresponding to the high-difficulty word if the high-difficulty word is included in the first language caption; and converting the first caption data into second caption data by adding the explanation data to the first caption data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Young-Joon Oh, Jung-Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 9807449
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus including circuitry configured to generate caption data corresponding to content data and having elements defined in Extensible Markup Language (XML), and output the content data and the generated caption data to a reproducing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 9800801
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed an apparatus and method for determining a size of a subtitle area in a subtitle image comprising subtitle information, creating a new subtitle image comprising the subtitle information, the new subtitle image having a same size as the size of the subtitle area and is smaller than the subtitle image and combining the new subtitle image with a video image for presenting the subtitle information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhiwei Victor Ying, Changliang Charlie Wang
  • Patent number: 9792956
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method involves a computing device accessing first data representing a program schedule of a media program; accessing second data representing closed-captioning text of the media program; making a determination that first text of the program schedule has at least a threshold extent of similarity with second text of the closed-captioning text, where a portion of the media program was recorded proximate a time when a portion of the second data representing the second text of the closed-captioning text was generated; using the first text of the program schedule as a basis to select a portion of the program schedule; and responsive to at least the determination, storing third data indicative of a correlation between the selected portion of the program schedule and the recorded portion of the media program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TRIBUNE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Hank Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9788060
    Abstract: A system for aggregation and organization of multimedia data acquired from a plurality of sources can include a data collection element, a multimedia segmentation element, a memory, an extraction element, and a user interface. The data collection element can be configured to receive multimedia data. The multimedia segmentation element can be coupled to the data collection element and can be configured to separate the multimedia data into a plurality of multimedia data segments. The memory can be configured to store hierarchical category information having a plurality of categories. The extraction element can be coupled to the multimedia segmentation element and the memory and can be configured to associate at least one of the plurality of categories with each of the plurality of multimedia data segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Shih-Fu Chang, Brendan Jou, Hongzhi Li, Joseph G. Ellis, Daniel Morozoff-Abezgauz, Svebor Karaman
  • Patent number: 9756367
    Abstract: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the video data is digital caption data or analog caption data on the basis of caption information included in the supplementary information, and outputting a control signal according to a result of the determining: a digital caption decoder for extracting and decoding digital caption data from the video data according to the control signal; and an analog caption decoder for extracting and decoding analog caption data from the video data according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Tae Jin Park
  • Patent number: 9747950
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method involves a computing device accessing first data representing a program schedule of a media program; accessing second data representing closed-captioning text of the media program; making a determination that first text of the program schedule has at least a threshold extent of similarity with second text of the closed-captioning text, where a portion of the media program was recorded proximate a time when a portion of the second data representing the second text of the closed-captioning text was generated; using the first text of the program schedule as a basis to select a portion of the program schedule; and responsive to at least the determination, storing third data indicative of a correlation between the selected portion of the program schedule and the recorded portion of the media program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: TRIBUNE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Hank Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9749700
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for the automatic display of closed captioning information. An embodiment operates by accessing user behavior information for a program. It is determined, based on the user behavior information, that multiple closed captioning requests overlap during a portion of the program. A start time indicating when to begin and an end time indicating when to end display of closed captioning information for the overlapping portion is calculated. The program including the start time and the end time corresponding to the overlapping portion is provided for playback, wherein during a playback of the program, the closed captioning information is automatically displayed between the start time and the end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Hollinger
  • Patent number: 9749504
    Abstract: A method is provided in certain example embodiments, and may include receiving source timed text data and an associated time stamp, and rendering a representation of the received source timed text data within a textual array. The textual array includes at least one row having textual data associated with the received source timed text data contained therein. The method may further include producing at least one data document including row data associated with one or more rows of the textual array when the textual data of the at least one row has changed from a previously rendered on-screen representation of previously received source timed text data. The row data includes a change in textual data for one or more rows from a previously produced caption data document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Labrozzi, James Christopher Akers
  • Patent number: 9710461
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying and locating related content using natural language processing are generally disclosed herein. One embodiment includes an HTML5/JavaScript user interface configured to execute scripting commands to perform natural language processing and related content searches, and to provide a dynamic interface that enables both user-interactive and automatic methods of obtaining and displaying related content. The natural language processing may extract one or more context-sensitive key terms of text associated with a set of content. Related content may be located and identified using keyword searches that include the context-sensitive key terms. For example, text associated with video of a first content, such as text originating from subtitles or closed captioning, may be used to perform searches and locate related content such as a video of a second content, or text of a third content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Elliot Smith, Victor Szilagyi
  • Patent number: 9686593
    Abstract: Systems and methods of processing closed captions are disclosed. For example, a media server may receive a first video stream and first closed caption data associated with the first video stream. The media server may interpret at least one command included in the first closed caption data to generate interpreted closed caption data. The media server may transmit, to a destination device, a second video stream including second closed caption data that is generated based on the interpreted closed caption data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Kellicker
  • Patent number: 9686595
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing audio-based guidance features are provided. A guidance application may provide listings displays having listings for audio-friendly content. The listings may be indicated as listings for audio-friendly content. The guidance application may provide displays dedicated to listings for audio-friendly content. The guidance application provides audio-prompts describing display screens. The guidance application may determine a user's identity from a voice command and provide personalized guidance features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Constance Fabian-Issacs, Charles B. Ammann, Toby DeWeese
  • Patent number: 9674475
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system involves a computing device receiving first closed-captioning data that corresponds to a first video-stream; the computing device receiving second closed-captioning data that corresponds to a second video-stream; the computing device making a determination that the received first closed-captioning data and the received second closed-captioning data lack a threshold extent of similarity; and responsive to the determination that the received first closed-captioning data and the received second closed-captioning data lack the threshold extent of similarity, the computing device outputting an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9654238
    Abstract: A method, system, computer medium, and other embodiments for integrating unrelated web hosted services with stand-alone media-based devices are provided. Users can access and control the media-based device conveniently with a web-browser through various portals on the Internet. In one embodiment, users access the media-based device through one or more unrelated web portals, so as to control and to program the media-based device in a single web session, and to see information both stored on the media-based device and originating from third-party online sources of information and services in a single integrated presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Millard E. Sweatt, III, Jeff Hastings, Don Woodward, Chris E. Matichuk, Shahriar Kianersi, Gurminder Sunner, Alain Regnier, Sunil Mohan, Hugh E. Cooney, Edward King, Philippe Pignon, Mark Nudelman
  • Patent number: 9648398
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a triggerable declarative object (TDO) at a digital television receiver device that carries out a programmed script upon execution; the programmed script including a parameter discovery function that determines an operational parameter of the television receiver device and further includes a programmed function; initiating the execution of the TDO in order to initiate execution of the script on a processor of the television receiver device; running the script on the processor of the television receiver device in order to discover the operational parameter and in order to carry out the programmed function; and where the programmed function is conditional upon the discovered operational parameter of the television receiver. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Mark Kenneth Eyer
  • Patent number: 9633657
    Abstract: A method for providing speech recognition to a user on a mobile device are provided, the method comprising: 1) receiving, by a processor, audio data; 2) processing the audio data, by a speech recognition engine, to determine one or more corresponding text, wherein the processing comprises querying a local language model and a local acoustic model; and 3) displaying the one or more corresponding text on a screen of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SPEAKREAD A/S
    Inventors: Niels Svendsen, Dmitry Sergeev
  • Patent number: 9635391
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for incorporating advertising breaks across one or more broadcast networks. The system and method involve gathering information from several different data files, analyzing the same, making real-time logic decisions and exporting a new data file that can be imported into a traffic system of the type used to manage the placement of advertisements/commercials in television programs including normalized break windows, break counts, inventory allocations and break sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Visual Advertising Sales Technology
    Inventors: David S. Hardy, Mark T. Elmasri, Asif Abdul Muneer Balgar
  • Patent number: 9615138
    Abstract: Systems and methods are discussed for providing guidance for Internet-delivered media. In some embodiments, information on available media on the Internet is gathered. The information is associated with existing media guidance data. The associations enable a media guidance application to identify relevant online media and to display listings in a user-friendly way. A user interface for an online media guidance application is also provided. The user interface allows a user to narrow down the large amount of Internet-delivered media in a systematic way according to criteria that interests a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Rasanen, Jay S. Bryant
  • Patent number: 9613061
    Abstract: A system identifies a first document that includes a number of first images, identifies a second document that includes a number of second images, and forms a cluster based on a relationship between the first document and the second document. The system identifies a first caption associated with one of the first images, identifies a second caption associated with one of the second images, selects the one of the first images or the one of the second images as a representative image for the cluster based on the first caption or the second caption, and associates the representative image with the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Zhou, Srdjan Mitrovic, Krishna Bharat, Michael Schmitt, Michael Curtiss
  • Patent number: 9602755
    Abstract: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the video data is digital caption data or analog caption data on the basis of caption information included in the supplementary information, and outputting a control signal according to a result of the determining; a digital caption decoder for extracting and decoding digital caption data from the video data according to the control signal; and an analog caption decoder for extracting and decoding analog caption data from the video data according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Tae Jin Park
  • Patent number: 9602886
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for quickly and easily displaying supplemental information about an event occurring in a media asset. In some embodiments, a media application may use a content-recognition module to determine the context of an event and distribute itemized tasks to multiple entities in order to generate the supplemental information about the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: William Amidei, Paul Jensen, Brian Peterson
  • Patent number: 9591283
    Abstract: A master encoder obtains in time series one of divided images obtained by dividing an original image into a plurality of sections, obtains identification time for identification of the divided image obtained in time series, and notifies the slave encoder of the identification time, encodes the obtained divided image and generate an encoded divided image, and generates encoding transmission information including in time series encoding information including the encoded divided image and the identification time, and transmits the encoding information. A slave encoder obtains in time series any other than the one of divided image, obtains the identification time set for identification of the divided image from the master encoder, encodes the obtained divided image and generate an encoded divided image, and generates encoding transmission information including in time series encoding information including the encoded divided image and the identification time, and transmit the encoding information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Noriyuki Ihara
  • Patent number: 9576581
    Abstract: A method for the real-time metatagging and captioning of an event. The method for the real-time metatagging and captioning of an event may include embedding metatag information in a caption file provided by a captioner. The embedded metatag information may allow a user to access additional information via the text of the captioned event. The metatag information may be embedded using a captioning device that creates both the text code and embeds the metatag code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CAPTION COLORADO LLC
    Inventors: Richard T. Polumbus, Troy A. Greenwood
  • Patent number: 9565462
    Abstract: A method and concomitant computer software and system for buffering data and transmitting the buffered data after an event occurs comprising storing data into a continuous loop buffer and transmitting data from the loop buffer to an end location after an event trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SportXast, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Cernicek, Michael Ham
  • Patent number: 9529496
    Abstract: A display control device includes an operation-display unit and a controller. The operation-display unit hierarchically displays multiple functions using multiple screens and accepts an operation performed through an approach or touch of an object. The controller performs control so that, when the object approaches a function displayed on an original screen, a next screen associated with the function selected as a result of the approach of the object is temporarily displayed using a display mode corresponding to a relationship between the original screen and the next screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Sano
  • Patent number: 9497499
    Abstract: A method for remotely outputting audio in a display apparatus includes outputting Audio/Visual (AV) data, if a command to remotely output audio is input while the AV data is being output, stopping outputting audio of the AV data while outputting video of the AV data, and transmitting at least one of compressed audio data separated from the AV data and information regarding a time when transmission of the compressed audio data starts to an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Woo-yong Chang, Seung-dong Yu, Se-jun Park, Min-jeong Moon