For The Reception Of A Digital Modulated Video Signal (epo) Patents (Class 348/E5.108)
  • Patent number: 10412140
    Abstract: A method comprising causation of capture of a stream of visual information, sending of at least a portion of the stream of visual information to a separate apparatus, receipt of information indicative of a stream segment deletion input that identifies a segment of the stream of visual information for deletion, and sending of a stream segment deletion directive to the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on the stream segment deletion input is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Erika Reponen
  • Patent number: 10405062
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a set of custom keywords based on a media asset. The systems and methods may receive a media asset viewed by a user, receive a set of base keywords, and determine a character in the media asset. Further, the systems and methods may determine a set of custom keywords based on dialog in the media asset corresponding to the character and determine for a custom keyword, from the set of custom keywords, an equivalent base keyword from the set of base keywords. The systems and methods may determine a response to a received user request, wherein the response includes the base keyword from the set of base keywords, and generate a modified response to the user request based on the response to the user request, wherein the modified response replaces the base keyword with the custom keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCarty, Glen E. Roe
  • Patent number: 10383030
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a wireless home mesh network with a network topology visualizer is described. In one embodiment, the method may include collecting node topology information by a node of a wireless home mesh network, where the node topology information includes a list of neighbor nodes for the node. Thereafter, a communication socket is opened, and a node topology packet, including a lust of neighbor nodes, is transmitted in order to produce a global network topology map. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Xiangpeng Jing, Abhishek Patil, Anuj Bhatnagar, Aixin Liu, Djung N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10382806
    Abstract: Media content presentation systems and methods are operable to control content presentation on a touch-sensitive display of a multi-media table that is communicatively coupled to a media device that is operable to access the media content. An exemplary embodiment receives, at the multi-media table from the media device, a media content event; presents the media content event on a portion of the touch-sensitive display of the multi-media table; detects a gesture-based touch movement made by a user on the touch-sensitive display; determines an intended user command based on the detected gesture-based touch movement; generates a media device command when the intended user command is configured to control presentation of the media content event; and communicates the generated media device command from the multi-media table to the media device, wherein the media device controls the media content event in accordance with the received media device command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lawrence Moran, Brandon Halper
  • Patent number: 10380028
    Abstract: The subject technology provides for recovering a validity table for a data storage system. A set of logical addresses in a mapping table is partitioned into subsets of logical addresses. Each of the subsets of logical addresses is assigned to respective processor cores in the data storage system. Each of the processor cores is configured to check each logical address of the assigned subset of logical addresses in the mapping table for a valid physical address mapped to the logical address, for each valid physical address mapped to a logical address of the assigned subset of logical addresses, increment a validity count in a local validity table associated with a blockset of the non-volatile memory corresponding to the valid physical address, and update validity counts in a global validity table associated with respective blocksets of the non-volatile memory with the validity counts in the local validity table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Caesar Cheuk-Chow Cheung, Haining Liu, Subhash Balakrishna Pillai
  • Patent number: 10313740
    Abstract: Ancillary information associated with one or more images embedded in a digital broadcast data stream may be accessed by a digital broadcast receiving device. The device may include a receiver unit, a processor, and a memory. The processor may execute program instructions to access the ancillary information. Control data may be associated with one or more visual components of one or more video images. The control data and images may be combined into a digital broadcast data stream. The device may receive the images and control data. The images may be presented on a display device. The receiving device may use the control data to present or store a perceptible indication that ancillary information is associated with the visual components in conjunction with presenting the images. The device may use the control data to present or store the ancillary information in response to an input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Gary M. Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10313010
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for laser communications in super-geosynchronous Earth orbit are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed method involves transmitting, by at least one laser on at least one first satellite, at least one first transmit signal. The method further involves receiving, by at least one detector on at least one first satellite, at least one first receive signal. In one or more embodiments, at least one first satellite is in super-geosynchronous Earth orbit (S-GEO). In at least one embodiment, at least one first transmit signal and at least one first receive signal are laser signals and have a field of regard covering one hemisphere of the Earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew M. Everett, John P. Leuer, David A. Whelan, Stephen G. Lambert
  • Patent number: 10313690
    Abstract: A device may be configured to receive video data including a sequence of frames. The sequence of video frames may have a high frame rate. A high frame rate may include frame rate of 120 Hz or higher. In one example, for every other frame included in the sequence of frames, the device may generate a modified frame. A modified frame may include a frame based on a weighted average of a current frame and a previous frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jon Arthur Fairhurst, Christopher Andrew Segall, Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10292278
    Abstract: A compact printed circuit board assembly includes a printed circuit board (PCB) and a preamplifier subassembly. The preamplifier subassembly includes a preamplifier and an insulating endcap abutting one another and arranged in a plane parallel to the PCB. An electrical via formed within the first insulating endcap provides an electrical connection between a decoupling capacitor and the PCB to reduce noise detectable in current flowing between the preamplifier and a current source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Schick, Robert Matousek, Sunil Anuprasad Patel
  • Patent number: 10277952
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for identifying a television content item desired by a television viewer from a set of television content items. Each of the television content items has one or more associated descriptors. The system receives from the television viewer a reduced text search entry directed at identifying the desired television content item. The search entry is a prefix substring of one or more words relating to the desired television content item. The system dynamically identifies a group of one or more television content items from the set of television content items having one or more descriptors matching the search entry as the television viewer enters each character of the search entry. The system then transmits the names of the one or more television content items of the identified group to he displayed on a device operated by the television viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Veveo, Inc.
    Inventors: Sashikumar Venkataraman, Rakesh Barve, Pranav Rajanala, Rahul Agrawal, Murali Aravamudan, Ajit Rajasekharan
  • Patent number: 10264320
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable user interaction with a video segment. A hit-zone file, which includes hit-zone data, is produced and stored for a video segment, wherein the hit-zone data corresponds to spatial regions that define hit-zones for hidden objects included in the video segment. The hit-zone file is provided to a computing system so that when the computing system displays the video segment the hit-zone file adds hit-zones for the hidden objects included in the video segment. The hit-zone file is produced separate from the video segment. Each of the hit-zones is defined by a different portion of the hit-zone data and corresponds to a different one of the hidden objects included in the video segment. The spatial regions that define the hit-zones for hidden objects are not visible to a user of the computing system that views the video segment with the hit-zones added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Christopher Gibbons, David Seymour, Preetinderpal Singh Mangat, William Michael Mozell, William Ben Hanke, Dashan Yue, Jeremy Bruce Kersey, Henry Stuart Denison Watson, Enrico William Guld
  • Patent number: 10255089
    Abstract: Securing a virtual machine to be executed on a host machine is accomplished by authenticating, by the virtual machine during an initial boot routine, an identity of the host machine. If the identity does not match a predetermined value, then authenticating the identity of the host machine fails and data associated with the virtual machine is deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Girish Anantharaju
  • Patent number: 10237621
    Abstract: A method of operating a video services receiver involves the processing of video data for presentation on a display element associated with the video services receiver. During presentation of the video event, a screenshot command is received at the video services receiver. The screenshot command originates from a remote control device assigned to the video services receiver. In response to receiving the screenshot command, a currently displayed image on the display element is captured as a saved screenshot. The method continues by providing a screenshot sharing user interface for presentation on the display element. The user interface includes at least one interactive control to facilitate sharing of the saved screenshot from the video services receiver. The method continues by outputting the saved screenshot from the video services receiver in association with a selected sharing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Abhijit Sharma, Michael Maldonado
  • Patent number: 10218626
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a data processing device, a receiving device, a data processing method, and a program that can suppress the occurrence of reproduction faults caused by a reduction in bit rate. An input packet classifying unit classifies an input packet as a high priority packet or a low priority packet according to priority order based on data included in packets configuring a stream. An output packet selecting unit preferentially selects and outputs a packet of high priority order from among packets that have been classified by the input packet classifying unit and being retained in a high priority packet FIFO or a low priority packet FIFO. The present technology is applied to, for example, a receiving device that can receive a plurality of streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Ooishi, Shinji Negishi
  • Patent number: 10177912
    Abstract: Content individualization, including: encrypting a first part of a source data set using a first key creating a first encrypted data set; encrypting a second part of the source data set using a second key creating a second encrypted data set; encrypting the second part of the source data set using a third key creating a third encrypted data set; and combining the first encrypted data set, the second encrypted data set, and the third encrypted data set to form a final encrypted data set. Key words include watermarking and content individualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Takashima, Christopher Taylor
  • Patent number: 10063935
    Abstract: A server may receive metadata associated with specific content in a transport signal stream from a content information service. The metadata may identify a point in time of the transport signal stream. The server may instruct an encoder to insert a marker into the transport signal stream corresponding to the point in time of the transport signal stream. The marker may indicate control of a trick mode to be enforced by a delivery platform subsequent to the point in time of the transport signal stream. The server may record the marker in a data store associated with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC
    Inventor: John Raymond Mick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10034004
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus includes: an image accepting unit that accepts a first image; a transmission-side correspondence table storage unit in which a transmission-side correspondence table is stored, the transmission-side correspondence table having multiple pieces of transmission-side correspondence information for associating a first image block with a second image block; a preprocessing unit that acquires one or more blocks from the first image, acquires one or more second image blocks respectively corresponding to the one or more blocks, and constructs a second image from the one or more second image blocks; and a transmitting unit that transmits the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10033968
    Abstract: A method for substantially simultaneously remote monitoring including receiving, at a server, one or more video data streams, and providing, from the server, the one or more video data streams to multiple users, each one of the multiple users being able to view and manipulate the one or more video data streams. Systems that implement the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ONCAM GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Pineau, Adam Pineau
  • Patent number: 10028036
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a set of custom keywords based on a media asset. The systems and methods may receive a media asset viewed by a user, receive a set of base keywords, and determine a character in the media asset. Further, the systems and methods may determine a set of custom keywords based on dialog in the media asset corresponding to the character and determine for a custom keyword, from the set of custom keywords, an equivalent base keyword from the set of base keywords. The systems and methods may determine a response to a received user request, wherein the response includes the base keyword from the set of base keywords, and generate a modified response to the user request based on the response to the user request, wherein the modified response replaces the base keyword with the custom keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCarty, Glen E. Roe
  • Patent number: 10013680
    Abstract: A method and system automatically harmonizes access to a given software application program via different access devices. The financial institution receives information from the user via the user's access device, including information identifying the type of device being used and the application program the user wishes to access. The application program is then accessed and the information to be displayed to the user is identified. This information is automatically translated into a format which is compatible with the device, including its display, and sent to the device for display. The user, in turn, inputs information in response to the displayed information and this input information is automatically translated into a format which is compatible with the application program and is sent to the application program. The response generated by the application program is automatically translated to be compatible with the device and is sent to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA)
    Inventors: Michael L. Grandcolas, Wendell W. Anthony, Patrick Law, Leslie Moss, Teresa A. Petach, Peter Tompkins
  • Patent number: 10007908
    Abstract: A method and system automatically harmonizes access to a given software application program via different access devices. The financial institution receives information from the user via the user's access device, including information identifying the type of device being used and the application program the user wishes to access. The application program is then accessed and the information to be displayed to the user is identified. This information is automatically translated into a format which is compatible with the device, including its display, and sent to the device for display. The user, in turn, inputs information in response to the displayed information and this input information is automatically translated into a format which is compatible with the application program and is sent to the application program. The response generated by the application program is automatically translated to be compatible with the device and is sent to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA)
    Inventors: Michael L. Grandcolas, Wendell W. Anthony, Patrick Law, Leslie Moss, Teresa A. Petach, Peter Tompkins
  • Patent number: 10003764
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting subtitles. A video is played on a display of a device. A display mode for the video is detected. A subtitle is presented in one of a plurality of presentation formats based on the detected display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Imran A. Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 9934158
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for matching parent processor address translations to media processors' address translations and providing concurrent memory access to a plurality of media processors through separate translation table information. In particular, a page directory for a given media application is copied to a media processor's page directory when the media application allocates memory that is to be shared by a media application running on the parent processor and media processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brent S. Baxter, Clifford D. Hall, Prashant Sethi, William H. Clifford
  • Patent number: 9923640
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus including: a waveform shaper that performs spectrum correction on an optical signal converted from an electrical signal encoded by OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing); a converter that converts the optical signal on which the waveform shaper has performed the spectrum correction, into the electrical signal; and a nonlinear compensator that compensates for a nonlinear distortion with respect to the electrical signal converted by the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryou Okabe, Tomoo Takahara, Toshiki Tanaka, Masato Nishihara
  • Patent number: 9917916
    Abstract: A media delivery service may include a media source, a proxy cache and one or more client devices. The media source may generate coded segments from an input media stream and develop a playlist identifying network locations of the segments. The media source may broadcast the coded segments and their storage locations to a proxy cache in a broadcast channel. The proxy cache may store successfully received coded segments and develop a mapping table identifying the segments' network locations. The client may request segments from the proxy cache based on the received playlist form the media source. If the proxy cache does not store a requested segment, it may so notify the client and the client may request the segment from the media source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Y. Su, David L. Biderman, Roger N. Pantos
  • Patent number: 9906830
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, a method includes processing, at a network computing device, media content received from a media source to generate processed media content based on one or more settings received via a user interface. The user interface includes an option to add forward error correction to the processed media content. The method further includes initiating storage of the processed media content at a memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 9894407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for transreceiving signals and a method for transreceiving signals. One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for transmitting signals comprising the steps of: encoding video data; generating signaling information which signals displaying the encoded video data so as to fit the screen ratio of a receiver, wherein the signaling information includes screen ratio control information for displaying high-resolution video data of a first screen ratio regardless of the screen ratio of the receiver; and multiplexing the encoded video data and the signaling information and transmitting the multiplexed video data and the signaling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soojin Hwang, Jinpil Kim, Jongyeul Suh, Jeehyun Choe
  • Patent number: 9886777
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determiner that determines an array state of plural pixels to be collectively processed with a processing frame being a processing unit of image processing; and a matching unit that causes the plural pixels of image data to be in a data format matching with the processing frame by correction in accordance with the array state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamada, Mitsuyuki Tamatani
  • Patent number: 9842422
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting interstitial animations are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving metadata associated with a video; receiving a request to present the video; causing the video to begin buffering; generating, using a hardware processor, an animation based on the metadata; causing the animation to be presented until a predetermined amount of the video has been buffered; and causing the video to be presented upon buffering the predetermined amount of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Kevin Greene
  • Patent number: 9826278
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for providing a broadcast program are provided. The electronic device includes: a tuner configured to receive a broadcast signal; a storage configured to store an image of a particular person; and a controller configured to acquire a broadcast image including a person from a broadcast signal of a preset broadcast program received through the tuner and, if it is determined that the person included in the broadcast image is the same as the particular person in the stored image, provide a user with the broadcast program based on a point in time when the particular person is included in the broadcast image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hye-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 9799372
    Abstract: A novel process and system for flexibly adding supplemental digital program content such as, for example, transactional advertising content, games, polls, contests, interactive music videos, and e-commerce content generally and the like, into pre-prepared digital media files, such as an MP3 audio file or the like, for playback by digital playback apparatus, wherein the pre-prepared media file is modified by embedding therein executable code representing such supplemental program content, and enabling the playback apparatus to decode and execute the presentation of the supplemental program material as an addition to the playback of the pre-prepared media file content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Meyer, Josslyn M. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9800902
    Abstract: This invention discloses a digital TV broadcast system coordinated with a broadband communication network, an information transmission network in which the broadcast system is applied, a digital TV heterogeneous network architecture, and a client terminal used in each of the above network systems. The various broadcast system architectures of the invention adopt the design concept of heterogeneous network which integrates a broadcast network with other networks, for example, a communication network, the Internet and the like, to form a heterogeneous network architecture coordinating various networks. Meanwhile, the usage in bad conditions are taken into account, and a broadcast TV system which enables uplink transmission by using a broadcast link is designed. The terminal of the invention is a terminal applicable in these heterogeneous network architectures, is capable of receiving signals transmitted from various networks, and can enable flexible receiving and access modes with a series of control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SHANGHAI NATIONAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER OF DIGITAL TELEVISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WenJun Zhang, DaZhi He, Yin Xu, Yunfeng Guan, Yanfeng Wang, Yao Wang, Jun Sun, Yang Dai, Weiqiang Liang, Ge Huang
  • Patent number: 9754353
    Abstract: A method and system for video stream personalization. A personalization policy may be accessed. The personalization policy may include an image identification and an image alteration to a video image identified by the image identification. At least one instance of the video image may be identified in a video stream. An output stream may be produced from the video stream in response to the personalization policy. The output stream may include the image alteration to the video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofigh, Kaveh Hushyar
  • Patent number: 9707485
    Abstract: A first application executes on one or more computing systems to generate a series of original frame pixel data sets for rendering of graphical images associated with the first application execution. A second application executes on one or more computing systems to detect one or more key graphical images present in the series of original frame pixel data sets. Upon detection of the one or more key graphical images, the second application directs replacement of a portion of pixel data in the series of original frame pixel data sets with substitute pixel data so as to generate a series of modified frame pixel data sets for encoding in lieu of the series of original frame pixel data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: David Perry, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira, Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 9699437
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for streaming content corresponding to a 360 degree field of view are described. The methods and apparatus of the present invention are well suited for use with 3D immersion systems and/or head mounted display which allow a user to turn his or her head and see a corresponding scene portion. The methods and apparatus can support real or near real time streaming of 3D image content corresponding to a 360 degree field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NEXTVR INC.
    Inventors: David Michael Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 9648372
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for personalizing media content. A server determines content data likely to be requested by users, and generates common sets of information using the content data. The server receives a request for a digital media stream from a client device, and generates a first set of frames which include content data specific to the user and keys corresponding to a selected common set of information. The server combines the first set of frames and the requested stream to generate a personalized stream. The server transmits the personalized stream to a downstream device, which generates a second set of frames using content data corresponding to the one or more keys. The downstream device combines the second set of frames and the personalized stream to generate an updated stream, and transmits the updated stream to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: John C. McDonough, Hadley Rupert Stern
  • Patent number: 9645783
    Abstract: This invention provides a technique capable of efficiently setting a projector. A display instruction to display the setting window of at least one of a plurality of projectors is accepted. If a predetermined area on a multi-projection area in which the setting window of the projector is displayed crosses display areas of a plurality of second projectors of the plurality of projectors, each of the plurality of second projectors displays a partial image of the setting window in response to acceptance of the display instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motohisa Ito
  • Patent number: 9641901
    Abstract: A method for displaying an electronic program guide (EPG), which includes one or more pages divided into a plurality of program name display regions, provides a list of names of currently-broadcast programs through each of the program name display regions such that a user may search all currently-broadcast programs. TV viewers may determine information on currently-broadcast programs through an effective display method with classification criteria, and quickly change a page screen through movement between columns. TV viewers may select a desired broadcasting program from the channels through a minimum key manipulation of a remote control. Program names are classified according to the classification criteria such as genres, recently watched channels, and favorite channels in the EPG. The classification criteria may be set by each user, or a separate item may be added, so that a user may easily acquire broadcasting program information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: PXD, INC.
    Inventors: Sang-Taek Hahn, Kyung-Ah Kim
  • Patent number: 9635427
    Abstract: Systems and methods may provide for communication between a plurality of client devices of a broadcast system. The communication may be, for example, a recommendation of a program that is communicated from one subscriber to another subscriber or subscribers via their client devices. The communication also may be a comment regarding a program, for example, recently viewed at the client device of the one subscriber. In general, the communication may be a message from one subscriber to another subscriber or subscribers. Further, the communication may be configured to perform a function on one or more other client devices. Such a function may include, but is not limited to, setting a timer to record a program, ordering or purchasing a program or service, cancelling an ordered/purchased program or service, setting or altering user preferences, controlling access to channels, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: David Christopher St. John-Larkin, David A. Kummer, John Anthony Card, II
  • Patent number: 9622022
    Abstract: An IP multimedia subsystem (IMS)-based service sharing system includes an IMS, a master IMS terminal registered in the IMS, and a slave IMS terminal not registered in the IMS, wherein the master IMS terminal transmits IMS registration information to the slave IMS terminal by using near field communication (NFC), and the slave IMS terminal is registered in the IMS on the basis of the transmitted IMS registration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jong Choul Yim, Hyun Joo Bae
  • Patent number: 9615119
    Abstract: A system and method for providing content in a digital broadcasting system are provided. The system includes a server for, after a lapse of a buffering time of a segment of the content, storing the segment, and for transmitting an updated Multimedia Presentation Description (MPD) including Uniform Resource Location (URL) information indicating a location where the segment is stored, and a client device for receiving the updated MPD, and for acquiring the segment stored in the location indicated by the URL information included in the updated MPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Eun Keum, Jae-Yeon Song, Bo-Sun Jung
  • Patent number: 9614895
    Abstract: A tangible, machine readable storage medium stores instructions and implements a method when the instructions are executed by a processor. A source file is received by a gateway engine. The source file is a binary file. The source file is portioned into multiple parts by a breakdown engine. The multiple parts are transferred by a reliable transfer engine using a single port according to a messaging protocol to transfer messages reliably between nodes in the presence of any of software failures, component failures, system failures, or network failures. The multiple parts are reassembled into a copy of the source file by a reassembly engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Jonathan Melvin
  • Patent number: 9613143
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for transmedia video bookmarks, the method comprising receiving a first place marker and a second place marker for a segment of video media, extracting metadata from the video media between the first and second place markers, normalizing the extracted metadata, storing the normalized metadata, first place marker, and second place marker as a video bookmark, and retrieving the media represented by the video bookmark upon request from a user. Systems can aggregate video bookmarks from multiple sources and refine the first place marker and second place marker based on the aggregated video bookmarks. Metadata can be extracted by analyzing text or audio annotations. Metadata can be normalized by generating a video thumbnail representing the video media between the first place marker and the second place marker. Multiple video bookmarks may be searchable by metadata or by the video thumbnail visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Behzad Shahraray, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 9563570
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for matching parent processor address translations to media processors' address translations and providing concurrent memory access to a plurality of media processors through separate translation table information. In particular, a page directory for a given media application is copied to a media processor's page directory when the media application allocates memory that is to be shared by a media application running on the parent processor and media processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brent S. Baxter, Clifford D. Hall, Prashant Sethi, William H. Clifford
  • Patent number: 9549208
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for causing a stunt switcher to run a multi-video-source digital-video effect (DVE). An example method involves (i) selecting a first log-entry from a traffic log, wherein the first log-entry corresponds to a first video-component (VC) and a first start-time; (ii) selecting a second log-entry from the traffic log, wherein the second log-entry corresponds to a multi-video-source DVE, and a second start-time; (iii) causing the first VC to start being channeled through the stunt switcher proximate the first start-time; (iv) making a determination that a threshold time-period remains before the second start-time; and (v) responsive to making the determination, (a) causing a second VC to start being sent to the stunt switcher, and (b) causing the stunt switcher to run the multi-video-source DVE, thereby causing the stunt switcher to output a combined video, wherein the combined video includes the first VC and the second VC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9542760
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for preprocessing JPEG images to enable parallel decoding and for parallel decoding of JPEG images. A JPEG image may be preprocessed to enable parallel decoding by embedding restart (RST) markers within the JPEG data and embedding information in an application (APPn) marker, which may be included in a header associated with the JPEG data. Using the RST markers and information included in the APPn marker, a device may separate the JPEG data into sections and decode the sections in parallel using multiple cores to reduce a time between acquiring and rendering the JPEG image. The parallel outputs may be stored to identified locations in a buffer so that the finished outputs are sequentially stored as a complete decoded JPEG image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Hao Hu
  • Patent number: 9525895
    Abstract: To allow a reception-side to appropriately cope with dynamic change of a distribution content, and perform correct stream reception. In a first transmission mode, a basic video stream including image data in a lowest class and a predetermined number of enhancement video streams each including image data in a class other than the lowest class constituting scalable encoded image data are transmitted. In a second transmission mode, only the basic video stream including basic image data is transmitted. Identification information for identifying the first mode and the second mode is inserted into a video stream. The reception-side can easily find the transmission mode, and the reception-side can appropriately cope with change in a stream configuration, and more specifically, the reception-side can appropriately cope with dynamic change in a distribution content, thus capable of performing correct stream reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 9521457
    Abstract: A terminal, a vehicle having the same, and a method of controlling the same are provided. The terminal includes a display unit, a first communication unit that is configured to receive basic image information, and a second communication unit that configured to receive additional image information. A controller is configured to combine the basic image information and the additional image information, and display an image on the display unit based on the combined image information when resolution supported in the display unit is greater than resolution of the basic image information. A broadcasting image of high resolution is provided to the user since the resolution of the DMB of the terminal is increased by receiving the additional image information to improve the resolution via a wireless communication network of a predetermined band or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Youngtak Jeon
  • Patent number: 9495697
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for facilitating electronic commerce over a network include communicating with a plurality of users via a plurality of user devices over the network, receiving a login request from a first user via a first user device over the network, accessing an account related to the user based on information passed with the login request, receiving a snaplist file related to a multiple image listing provided by the first user via the first user device, processing the snaplist file by extracting the multiple image listing from the snaplist file, and displaying the multiple image listing to one or more other users via one or more other user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock
  • Patent number: RE47507
    Abstract: An enhanced VSB receiver includes a tuner which tunes an RF signal and converts it into an IF signal, an IF mixer which converts the IF signal into a baseband signal, and a demodulator which demodulates the baseband signal into a VSB signal. The enhanced VSB receiver further includes a map recovery unit which recovers VSB map information of the VSB signal, an enhanced equalizer for compensating channel distortion of the VSB signal and outputting an equalized symbol, and an enhanced Viterbi decoder for estimating whether polarity inversion occurred during a symbol period of the equalized symbol and Viterbi-decoding the equalized symbol based on the polarity estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: In Hwan Choi, Kyong Won Kang