Including Teletext Decoder Or Display Patents (Class 348/468)
  • Patent number: 10795932
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for generating a title and a keyframe of a video. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the method includes: selecting a main subtitle by analyzing subtitles of the video; selecting the keyframe corresponding to the main subtitle; extracting content information of the keyframe by analyzing the keyframe; generating the title of the video using metadata of the video, the main subtitle, and the content information of the keyframe; and outputting the title and the keyframe of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jeong Woo Son, Sun Joong Kim, Won Joo Park, Sang Yun Lee
  • Patent number: 10791448
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides a facility to enable an emergency messaging session on a locked mobile device. In response to receiving a request on a locked mobile device to initiate an emergency messaging session, the system displays an interface that may enable a user of the mobile device to select a type of emergency and/or enter a customized message to be transmitted to an emergency services provider. The displayed interface additionally may include options to automatically or manually send specified types of information to an emergency responder, such as a physical location of the mobile device or medical, personal contact, or residence information of the user of the mobile device. While an emergency messaging session is in progress, the disclosed system may continually send updated information to the selected emergency provider, such as a location of the mobile device or biometric information associated with a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vishesh Raj Suxena
  • Patent number: 10764631
    Abstract: A method of providing a synchronized secondary audio track via a mobile device. The method includes: receiving, at a mobile device, a request from a user to receive a secondary audio track that corresponds with a primary audio track of an audio-visual (AV) program which is presented to the user; receiving the secondary audio track at the mobile device; receiving at the mobile device a playback-control cue; and in response to receiving the playback-control cue, outputting audio data of the secondary audio track so that the audio data is synchronized with the primary audio track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kevin Yao
  • Patent number: 10740442
    Abstract: A system, method and various software tools enable a video hosting website to automatically identified unlicensed audio content in video files uploaded by users, and initiate a process by which the user can replace the unlicensed content with licensed audio content. An audio replacement tool is provided that enables the user to permanently mute the original, unlicensed audio content of a video file, or select a licensed audio file from a collection of licensed audio, and insert the selected in place of the original audio. Where a video file includes unlicensed audio, the video hosting website provides access to video files to a client device, along with an indication to the client device to mute the audio during playback of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Franck Chastagnol, Vijay Karunamurthy, Matthew Liu, Christopher Maxcy
  • Patent number: 10681343
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to closed caption corruption detection and reporting. In accordance with one aspect disclosed herein, a system can ingest a digital video channel bitstream. The system can locate a digital closed caption flag in the digital video channel bitstream. The digital closed caption flag can indicate that a digital closed caption content packet is present within the digital video channel bitstream. The system can determine that at least a portion of the digital closed caption content packet cannot be rendered to display closed caption content associated with at least the portion of the digital closed caption content packet. The system can instantiate an alert based on the determination that at least the portion of the digital closed caption content packet cannot be rendered to display the closed caption content associated with at least the portion of the digital closed caption content packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Todd Jones
  • Patent number: 10657406
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for exporting text captured from a video program presented on a display screen using optical character recognition to an alternate destination are disclosed. For example, a processor may present a video program via a display screen, receive, from a control device associated with the display screen, a request to capture text from the video program, and identify text from a frame of the video program via optical character recognition. When the text from the frame is identified via optical character recognition, the processor may present, via the display screen, the text in a selectable format, receive, from the control device, a selection of at least a portion of the text that is presented in the selectable format, and send the at least the portion of the text to an alternate destination in accordance with the selection of the at least the portion of the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiten Engineer
  • Patent number: 10645460
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes retrieving, from one or more data stores, a script including multiple text strings, where the script is associated with a user of a social-networking system. The method also includes capturing an incoming media stream including audio data corresponding to vocal expression by the user, where the media stream is transmitted to the social-networking system for broadcast and identifying, using a speech recognition process, one or more words in the vocal expression corresponding to a text string of the script. The method also includes providing the corresponding text string for display in conjunction with a subsequent text string of the script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 10631064
    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: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Sreedhara, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10628524
    Abstract: An information input method and device are provided, which are related to the technical field of input method. The method comprises: acquiring candidates corresponding to an encoded string that is inputted, and determining a target query string from the candidates; searching the target query string, and obtaining a corresponding search result; extracting corresponding target content from the search result; and when an information-ending interface of a first chat client is detected to be triggered, using a first template provided by the first chat client to reconstruct the target content into first template information recognizable by the first chat client, and sending the first template information to a second chat client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING SOGOU TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujing Qiao, Bin Chen, Dong Wang, Hao Yu, Kuo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10567834
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein describe using an audio stream to identify metadata associated with a currently playing television program. In one aspect, a method is performed at a computing device having processors and memory storing programs to be executed by the processors. The computing device obtains audio description data of a video stream for a media program. The audio description data comprises a synchronized audio narrative describing what is happening visually in the media program. The computing device identifies a set of information items including one or more words in the audio description data. The computing device transmits the words to a server. After the transmitting, the computing device obtains from the server information of content files related to the words. In response to obtaining the information, the computing device causes the information to be displayed on an electronic device that is distinct from the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Steven Keith Hines, Timbo Drayson
  • Patent number: 10542360
    Abstract: An audio processing device has an information extractor that extracts identification information from a first audio signal in a first frequency band that includes an audio component of a sound for reproduction and an audio component including the identification information of the sound for reproduction and a signal processor that generates a second audio signal that includes the identification information extracted by the information extractor and that is in a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band, with a sound represented by the second audio signal being emitted from a sound emission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Moriguchi, Yuki Seto
  • Patent number: 10523558
    Abstract: A packet-based video network includes: plural packetized video data nodes; a packet switch configured to switch from one of video packet routes to another of video packet routes; and a video synchronizer configured to synchronize the video frame periods of at least nodes acting as packetized video data sources; wherein: each node acting as a packetized video data source is configured to launch onto the network packetized video data such that, for at least video frame periods adjacent to a switching operation: the node launches onto the network packetized video data required for decoding that frame during a predetermined active video data portion of the video frame period, and the node does not launch onto the network packetized video data required for decoding that frame during a predetermined remaining portion of the video frame period; and the switching operation is implemented during the predetermined remaining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: David Berry, Jian-Rong Chen, Stephen Olday
  • Patent number: 10511880
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of triggering an instance of companion software to perform an expected action related to a piece of media content during a delivery of that media content by a media device to a content consuming user, the method comprising: the instance of the companion software receiving a synchronization signal transmitted when, in delivering the media content, the media device reaches a reference point in the media content, wherein the synchronisation signal conveys a time instant of that reference point; measuring a current elapsed time from the time instant of the reference point; accessing computer storage holding an association of the expected action with a time instant of a trigger point in the media content; and triggering the expected action when the current elapsed time substantially matches the time instant of the trigger point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Shaw, Miles Weaver
  • Patent number: 10499170
    Abstract: An audio processing device has an information extractor that extracts identification information from a first audio signal in a first frequency band that includes an audio component of a sound for reproduction and an audio component including the identification information of the sound for reproduction and a signal processor that generates a second audio signal that includes the identification information extracted by the information extractor and that is in a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band, with a sound represented by the second audio signal being emitted from a sound emission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Moriguchi, Yuki Seto
  • Patent number: 10497086
    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: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Graffagnino, Dave Hyatt, Richard Blanchard, Kevin Calhoun, Giles Drieu, Maciej Stachowiak, Don Melton, Darin Adler
  • Patent number: 10475170
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media to improve the operation of a display system are disclosed. Techniques disclosed herein selectively darken a region of an image so that when text or other information is rendered into that region, the contrast between the text or other information and the underlying image in that area is sufficient to ensure the text or other information is visible and readable. In one embodiment, a region into which information is to be rendered may be combined or blended with tone mapped values of those same pixels in accordance with a given function, where the function gives more weight to the tone mapped pixel values the closer those pixels are to the midline of the region and more weight to untone-mapped image pixel values the further those pixels are from the midline of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ian C. Hendry, John C. Gnaegy
  • Patent number: 10467916
    Abstract: A method of, and system for, assisting interaction between a user and at least one other human, which includes receiving (202) action data describing at least one action performed by at least one human. The action data is decoded (204) to generate action-meaning data and the action-meaning data is used (206) to generate (208) user response data relating to how a user should respond to the at least one action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan Edward Bishop
  • Patent number: 10469729
    Abstract: The present technology allows for easily checking whether a moving part is in focus. A video signal at a first frame rate is acquired from a captured video signal at a second frame rate N times higher than the first frame rate. N is an integer larger than or equal to two. Each frame of the captured video signal at the second frame rate is filtered in horizontal and vertical high pass filter processes so that an edge signal is detected. An edge signal corresponding to each frame at the first frame rate is generated in accordance with the edge signal of each frame. Synthesizing the generated edge signal onto the video signal at the first frame rate provides a video signal for a viewfinder display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10455286
    Abstract: Video content is protected using a digital rights management (DRM) mechanism, the video content having been previously encrypted and compressed for distribution, and also including metadata such as closed captioning data, which might be encrypted or clear. The video content is obtained by a system of a computing device, the metadata is extracted from the video content and provided to a video decoder, and the video content is provided to a secure DRM component. The secure DRM component decrypts the video content and provides the decrypted video content to a secure decoder component of a video decoder. As part of the decryption, the secure DRM component drops the metadata that was included in the obtained video content. However, the video decoder receives the extracted metadata in a non-protected environment and thus is able to provide the extracted metadata and the decoded video content to a content playback application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yongjun Wu, Balachandar Sivakumar, Shyam Sadhwani
  • Patent number: 10419818
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, generating narrative descriptions corresponding to visual features, visual events, and interactions there between for media content, where the narrative descriptions are associated with time stamps of the media content, and presenting the media content and an audio reproduction of the narrative descriptions, wherein the audio reproduction is synchronized to video of the media content according to the time stamps. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Raghuraman Gopalan, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Amy Ruth Reibman, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 10372742
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for tagging a topic to content. The apparatus may include an unstructured data-based topic generator configured to generate a topic model including an unstructured data-based topic based on content and unstructured data, a viewer group analyzer configured to analyze a characteristic of a viewer group including a viewer of the content based on a social network of the viewer and viewing situation information of the viewer, a multifaceted topic generator configured to generate a multifaceted topic based on the topic model and the characteristic of the viewer group, a content divider configured to divide the content into a plurality of scenes, and a tagger configured to tag the multifaceted topic to the scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jeong Woo Son, Sun Joong Kim, Won Joo Park, Sang Yun Lee, Won Ryu, Sang Kwon Kim, Seung Hee Kim, Woo Sug Jung
  • Patent number: 10367913
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for characterizing user viewing behavior are described. A method of tracking user viewing includes presenting media content to a user via a media device, the media content including closed-caption information, and determining that a user has initiated, at a first time, a user interface event (e.g., a “trick-mode” event) that modifies a playback rate of the media content. An offset time is determined, corresponding to a difference between the first time and a second time corresponding to an occurrence of a unique string within the closed-caption information Viewing behavior of the user is then characterized based on the media content, the offset time relative to the unique string, and an event type associated with the user interface event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Steven Michael Casagrande
  • Patent number: 10362468
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatuses, systems and methods for distributing public information. For example, some embodiments of the invention provide methods for determining an appropriate set of addresses to which to distribute an alert. One such exemplary method comprises maintaining a directory of alert gateways. The directory can comprise a plurality of directory entries, and each directory entry can be associated with a particular alert gateway. Each directory entry can also comprise at least one gateway characteristic associated with that alert gateway. In some cases, a gateway characteristic can include information to enable the alert distribution device to determine whether a given alert should be transmitted to the alert gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce A. Phillips, Steven M. Casey
  • Patent number: 10356451
    Abstract: A broadcast signal transmission method according to one embodiment of the present invention can comprise the steps of: generating service data of a broadcast service, wherein the service data includes a service component included in the broadcast service; generating service signaling information for signaling the broadcast service; and transmitting a broadcast signal including the service data and the service signaling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jongyeul Suh, Soojin Hwang
  • 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