Non-motion Video Content (e.g., Url, Html, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/240)
  • Patent number: 11025881
    Abstract: A method, a computer storage medium, and a client for switching scenes of a panoramic video are provided. The method includes playing a first primary video stream in a first video stream group associated with a first perspective of a user; determining a video stream switching time when a perspective of the user is switched from the first perspective to a second perspective, the video stream switching time being associated with a time length of a video slice in a second backup video stream; and switching from the first primary video stream to the second backup video stream when a play time of the first primary video stream reaches the video stream switching time, so that content of the second backup video stream starting from the video stream switching time is played. The present application can improve the effects of switching between scenes of the panoramic video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Xiaojie Sheng
  • Patent number: 10992915
    Abstract: Video information and sensor information may be obtained. The video information may define spherical video content having a progress length. The spherical video content may define visual content viewable from a point a view as a function of progress through the progress length of the spherical video content. The spherical video content may be captured by one or more image capture devices. The sensor information may characterize capture of the spherical video content. A viewing direction for the spherical video content may be determined based on the sensor information and/or other information. The viewing direction may define a direction of view for the spherical video content from the point of view as the function of progress through the progress length of the spherical video content. The spherical video content may be presented on a display based on the viewing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Vaden, Ingrid A. Cotoros, Scott Novell, Valérian Dottel, Guillaume Tilloux, Loïc Bailliard, Loïc Lanoir
  • Patent number: 10958975
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically determining when a single party is playing or requesting conflicting content on two different devices, and resolving the conflict accordingly. Systems automatically identify when a single user is playing back a content stream on one device, then requests another content stream on another device. If the two content streams conflict, the conflict is automatically resolved in a number of ways, including by automatically pausing or redirecting one of the content streams. Conflict identification may also be carried out with the assistance of an added state flag that indicates a device or stream that has audio priority in a conflict. Thus, for example, when one user requests two conflicting content streams, and only one stream is associated with the conditional audio enabled flag, audio of the flagged stream may be played, while the other stream is muted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: David Wittke
  • Patent number: 10936878
    Abstract: This specification describes techniques for determining an inter-cut time range in a media item. In one example method, a set of candidate segmentation points representing time points in a media item is determined, wherein each candidate segmentation point represents at least one of a time point at which feature media data appears in the media item, or a time point at which feature media data disappears from the media item. Based on the candidate segmentation points, an inter-cut time range is identified. The inter-cut time range is associated with a start point from the candidate segmentation points that satisfies a predetermined start point condition, and the inter-cut time range is associated with an end point from the candidate segmentation points that satisfies a predetermined end point condition. The inter-cut time range represents a time period between the start point and the end point in the media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lindong Liu
  • Patent number: 10932012
    Abstract: A video player that can launch a program from the video player while a video relating to the program (for example, a tutorial video) is being played. Also, a video player that can start a video location at a time location that is determined by a program location currently being executed by a computer program being run by the user. In order to do these things, a mapping is maintained between time ranges in the video and program locations to which the time ranges of the video respectively relate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Azad Khan, Kapish Kumar, Abhinav Radke, Hemlata Bhatt, Apoorv Kapse
  • Patent number: 10867636
    Abstract: A device that includes a playback engine configured to receive a video request that includes source scene information for a set of video scenes and animation instructions. The playback engine is configured to assign source scene identifiers for each video scene and to assign animation identifiers to elements in the video scenes. The playback engine is configured to generate a scene timing map that links a source scene identifier with an animation identifier and a time duration for the animation identifier. The playback engine is configured to generate a video timing map that includes a set of timestamp entries that each reference a source scene identifier and an animation identifier in the scene timing map. The playback engine is configured to link a progress bar with the video timing map and to display the progress bar with a video scene that is generated based on the source scene information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar Sangoli, Yacine Arbani
  • Patent number: 10856042
    Abstract: To reduce a processing load at a reception side in a case where a plurality kinds of audio data items are transmitted. A container in a predetermined format having a predetermined number of audio streams including coded data items of a plurality of groups is transmitted. For example, the coded data items of the plurality of groups include either or both of channel coded data items and object coded data items. Attribute information indicating respective attributes of the coded data items of the plurality of groups is inserted into a layer of the container and/or a layer of an audio stream. For example, stream correspondence relation information indicating which audio stream includes each of the coded data items of the plurality of groups is further inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10847187
    Abstract: A system for dynamic pairing includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive an indication to identify paired event data based on an event time and an event location. The processor is configured to determine a paired video data region; retrieve a subset of video data stored in a pairing database or from a vehicle event recorder; and provide the subset of the video data as the paired event data. The paired video data region includes locations spatially nearby the event location and times temporally nearby the event time. The pairing database or the vehicle event recorder stores a video data. The video data is retrievable based on an associated time data and/or location data. The video data is placed in the subset of video data in response to the associated time data and location data being within the paired video data region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Hoye, Anton Lunde
  • Patent number: 10818087
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that determines a field-of-view of an immersive video viewer, determines present orientation of the immersive video viewer at a first time, and predicts a future orientation of the immersive video viewer occurring at a second time based on the present orientation of the immersive video viewer. A subsegment of an entire immersive video frame corresponding to the second time is identified based on the predicted orientation of the immersive video viewer and the field-of-view. Wireless transmission of the subsegment of the entire immersive video frame to the immersive video viewer is facilitated for presentation at the immersive video viewer at the second time, without requiring transmission of the entire immersive video frame. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., The Trustees of Indiana University
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Lusheng Ji, Feng Qian
  • Patent number: 10741221
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reordering and/or bypassing certain informational content or menus that are conventionally presented prior to playback of media content stored on physical media discs. Upon initial use of a physical media disc, certain information content or menus may be presented to a user or viewer, for example, piracy warnings, language selection menus, etc. However, upon subsequent use of the physical media disc, such informational content or menus may be bypassed. The user or viewer is given an option to immediately begin consuming the media content stored on the physical media disc. Conventional content, such as trailers are not played prior to playback of the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Kwan, David M. Jessen, James J. Madden
  • Patent number: 10734030
    Abstract: A recorded data processing method is performed that includes generating synchronization information indicating a relationship of recorded data with respect to reference data on a time axis by comparing the recorded data including video recorded by a recording device and the reference data that act as a reference for the recorded data on a time axis and that represent audio or video; and transmitting from a terminal source material data that include video that corresponds to the recorded data and the synchronization information that was generated to an editing device that generates content including a plurality of mutually synchronized videos from a plurality of the source material data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10692540
    Abstract: Methods and systems for dynamic bookmarking in branched video are described. An application provides a video tree having a plurality of video segments, with each video segment including a predefined portion of one or more paths in the video tree, and each path being associated with a different video presentation. One of the paths in the video tree is traversed based on one or more decisions made by a user during playback of the video presentation associated with the path being traversed. A selection of a particular location in the path being traversed is received by the application, which stores a bookmark of the location for subsequent retrieval. The bookmark identifies a sequence of video segments in the video tree having been traversed to reach the location. The structure of the video tree is modified, and the bookmark is automatically updated, if necessary. At a later time, the application receives a selection of the stored bookmark and seeks to the bookmarked location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 LTD
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Yuval Hofshy, Amiel Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10664443
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a method, an apparatus and an electronic device for presenting to-be-cleaned data. The method comprises: after identifying the to-be-cleaned data comprising to-be-cleaned files and to-be-cleaned folders in storage space of the electronic device, determining first-type feature information of the to-be-cleaned files and second-type feature information of the to-be-cleaned folders are (S101); determining data categories of the to-be-cleaned files based on the obtained first-type feature information of the to-be-cleaned files (S102); determining data categories of the to-be-cleaned folders based on the obtained second-type feature information of the to-be-cleaned folders (S103); presenting the to-be-cleaned files and the to-be-cleaned folders in accordance with an order set based on data categories and with a rule of presenting to-be-cleaned data of a same data category in a centralized manner (S104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Kingsoft Internet Security Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qingqing Yu, Xin Ruan
  • Patent number: 10628677
    Abstract: A method for selecting a matching partner for a costarring video is performed by a terminal. The terminal obtains a first video recorded by a first user and a plurality of second videos in which a second role matching the first role is played by a respective second user. After obtaining a matching score between the first video and the plurality of second videos in each user type, the terminal ranks the second videos in which the second role is played by the second users for each user type and displays a ranking result of the second videos in which the second role is played for each user type. After obtaining a user selection of a second video according to the ranking result, the terminal synthesizes a complete video from the first video and the user-selected second video and plays the complete video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qianyi Wang, Yanggang Dai, Feng Shi, Faqiang Wu, Lingrui Cui, Tao Xiong, Yu Gao, Yunsheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10622024
    Abstract: An interface apparatus for designating a link destination, is provided with: a range designating device (110) for designating a desired range in a screen on which motion picture content is reproduced; a range mark setting device (107b) for superimposing and displaying a range mark indicating the designated range on the motion picture content; a movement operating device (110, 105, 107b) for moving the range mark in a desired direction, along with a lapse of reproduction time of the motion picture content in the screen; a link destination inputting device (110) for inputting link destination identification information as what corresponds to the range mark; and a holding device (106) for holding position information indicating a position of the range mark, in association with the link destination identification information and each time point in the reproduction time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventor: Tomotaka Hirajoh
  • Patent number: 10602217
    Abstract: In a substitutional media system, one of a set of media items is selected at a programme receiver for output within a predefined programming slot, based on profile data available at the receiver. Sets of the media items are scheduled to slots according to one or more constraints pertaining to that slot and/or to media items scheduled to other slots. The receiver may select a media item for output in a slot by resolving constraints with media items scheduled to other slots, or selected for output in other slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sky CP Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Patten, Christopher David Caines, Jeffrey Russell Eales, Herve Murret-Labarthe
  • Patent number: 10593366
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substitution method for replacing, in an audiovisual content, a part of the content defined by a time range with an audiovisual substitution sequence, the method being characterized in that the substitution sequence is representative of the part to be replaced. The invention also concerns a device and a terminal implementing the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Ghislain Moncomble, Patrick Rondet
  • Patent number: 10497400
    Abstract: A playback device and playback method are provided for reading out and playing content from a recording medium in which are recorded a video stream that is encoded video information, map information, and bitrate information of the video stream. The map information includes playback start time information, start position information, and size information. The playback method includes reading out the map information and the bitrate information, and determining the stipulated data size in accordance with the bitrate information. The playback method also includes acquiring the picture from the video stream based on the result of the determination, and the start position information and the size information included in the map information that has been read out. The method further includes decoding and playing the acquired picture, wherein the stipulated data size differs between 2K resolution of the video stream and 4K resolution of the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10484723
    Abstract: There is provided a content automation system and a method for use by the content automation system for issuing a content management message for use in a program stream. In one implementation, such a content automation system comprises a processor and a memory, and a stream messaging module residing in the memory. The stream messaging module is configured to issue the content management message by embedding a command sequence as metadata in a container data structure, and inserting the container data structure into the program stream. The command sequence authorizes a replacement of program stream content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Martin, Daniel Siewers, William Hooper, David Potter, Richard Hill, Michael Strein, Kenneth Michel, Alfredo Vincenty, James Casabella, David Converse, Guy Beverlin
  • Patent number: 10445866
    Abstract: An image processing method includes that: a first instruction of adding a filter to a target image is obtained; information of an environment where an electronic device is positioned is obtained, and a value of a first parameter is obtained on the basis of the information of the environment; a first preset mapping between different values of the first parameter and different values of a filter parameter is searched for a value of the filter parameter matched with the value of the first parameter; and filter addition is performed on the target image on the basis of the searched out value of the filter parameter. An image processing device, electronic device and a computer storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaoyu Gao
  • Patent number: 10412138
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable HTTP servers, such as HTTP servers providing segments to DASH clients according to the various embodiments, to pass incomplete versions of segments in response to segment requests from the DASH clients. The various embodiments may enable clients, such as DASH clients, to parse incomplete versions of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Osama Lotfallah, Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Charles Nung Lo, Nagaraju Naik, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Patent number: 10387949
    Abstract: In example embodiments, a system and method for providing interactive advertisement is provided. In some embodiments, a component causes a video program having an interactive advertisement to be displayed to a user on a display screen. The interactive advertisement includes an enhanced content activator. In response to activation of the enhanced content activator by the user, enhanced advertisement information including at least one trigger is provisioned. The enhanced advertisement information is then caused to be displayed with the video program and the interactive advertisement. A selection by the user of the at least one trigger associated with the enhanced advertisement information is monitored. In response to selection of the at least one trigger, access to further content associated with the enhanced content information is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Huber, Thomas Lemmons, Ian Zenoni, Debra Hensgen
  • Patent number: 10356312
    Abstract: A camera device, a video auto-tagging method and a non-transitory computer readable medium thereof are provided. The camera device comprises a processor, a camera and a sensor module. The camera is configured to capture a video. The sensor module is configured to generate distinctive sensing information after sensing a distinctive motion event of an user. The processor is configured to create a timing tag for the video according to the distinctive sensing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuan-Mao Tsui, Yuan-Kang Wang, Wen-Chien Liu
  • Patent number: 10291962
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed advertising via a tagged video stream are provided. Content and a tag associated with a product represented by at least a portion of the content may be received by a media device. The media device may be associated with at least one end user. The content may correspond to television programming. The content may be output by the media device for display. A user selection corresponding to the tag associated with the product represented by at least the portion of the content may be processed by the media device. The user selection may be received during display of at least the portion of the content. Responsive to the user selection, the media device may facilitate provision of information related to the product represented by at least the portion of the content to a second device and/or an account associated with the at least one end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Yunfeng Yang, William Joseph Ivanich, Bin Xu, XinHua Yang
  • Patent number: 10255950
    Abstract: Recorded in a recording medium is a video stream, map information, and bitrate information of the video stream. The map information includes size information indicating data size of a section where a picture is recorded in the video stream, based on a predetermined stipulated data size. The stipulated data size differs in accordance with the bitrate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10220256
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to effective, efficient, and economical methods and systems for improving athletic performance by tracking objects typically thrown or hit by athletes. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a unique configuration of technology wherein an electronic display is located at or behind the target and one or more cameras are positioned to observe the target. Once an object is thrown or hit, one or more cameras may observe and track the object. Further, an electronic display may be used to provide targeting information to an athlete and also to determine the athlete's accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SmartMitt, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas R. Frenz
  • Patent number: 10095787
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display and controller configured to cause the display to display a playback screen of a first multimedia file and cause the display to display a first retrieval screen in response to receiving a first user input during the displaying of the playback screen of the first multimedia file, such that the first retrieval screen includes a plurality of thumbnail images respectively corresponding to one of a plurality of playback points in time on a per first time interval basis of the first multimedia file. The controller also causes the display to play the first multimedia file beginning at a playback point in time that corresponds to a selected one of the plurality of thumbnail images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Haksoo Kang
  • Patent number: 10070180
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sorting media assets are provided. Playback information for each of a plurality of media assets is received, the playback information representing a percentage of a length of the corresponding media asset that each of a plurality of users previously viewed. Representations of the plurality of media assets are generated. The representations of the plurality of media assets are sorted based on the percentage of the length of the corresponding media asset that each of a plurality of users previously viewed. The sorted representations of the plurality of media assets are generated for display to a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventor: Vanessa Wickenkamp
  • Patent number: 10043553
    Abstract: A method controls display of one or more visually perceptible tags in association with a video. The method receives a first signal from a user input control device while the video is being presented via a display device without any visually perceptible tags. The first signal is generated by the user input control device in response to activation of a control associated with a function of causing the display device to present the video with the at least one visually perceptible tag. In response to receiving the first signal, the method causes the display device to present the video with at least one visually perceptible tag. After causing the display device to present the video with the at least one visually perceptible tag, the method changes the function associated with the control to thereafter cause the display device to present the video without any visually perceptible tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 10020025
    Abstract: A computing system has memory, a microphone, and an image sensor. A process displays an immersive media customization user interface, and plays a 360 video. In response to a first user action, the process captures a freeze frame of the 360 video at a specific moment. In response to a second user action, the process starts recording a customized video of the captured freeze frame in real time according to a dynamically adjustable visibility window of the captured freeze frame. While recording the customized video, a user adjusts the visibility window. After recording, a user annotates the customized video, including one or more of: adding a visual overlay in a portion of the customized video, where the visual overlay is a recorded video of the user; adding an audio overlay (e.g., user comments); and adding text or an image. The process transmits the customized video to another computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Zeality Inc.
    Inventors: Dipak Mahendra Patel, Arlene Joy Ganancial Santos, Scott Riley Collins, Bryan Daniel Bor, Adam Mark Dubov, Timothy George Harrington, II
  • Patent number: 9978427
    Abstract: A device capable of continuing to record data even when a volume of data in a storage medium reaches a capacity limit in the middle of recording the data in the storage medium. A CPU of a data recorder divides data, which are to be recorded in one recording session, into a plurality of small files, and sequentially records the small files into memory. When a volume of data in the memory reaches a capacity limit of the memory, the earliest small file among the small files that are recorded in the memory and that make up the recording session is deleted, and the small files are continually recorded in an available space created by deletion. After completion of recording, all the small files making up the recording session are coupled and recorded in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Eiji Ueda
  • Patent number: 9967636
    Abstract: A system, method and API for processing and providing a unified list of the content offerings of multiple content sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC
    Inventors: James Hindle, Peter G. N. Scheyen, Mark A. Vickers
  • Patent number: 9961359
    Abstract: A sequence of picture slices is encoded as reference slices and non-reference slices, wherein the reference slices include B slices, by forming, for each B slice, at least one data packet containing data values derived from brightness and color information pertaining to the slice. The data packet for each B slice includes a header element indicating whether the B slice is a reference slice. The header element of each reference B slice has a value that depends on depth of the reference B slice in a hierarchy of discardability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mandayam A. Narasimhan, Robert O. Eifrig
  • Patent number: 9928875
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for video annotation of a video sequence that includes a plurality of frames. The method includes storing, by a computer, information representative of a bounding box around a given target object in the video sequence in both a first frame and a last frame of the video sequence that include the target object. The method further includes generating, by the computer based on the information, estimated box annotations of the given target object in suggested frames from among the plurality of frames. The suggested frames are determined based on an annotation uncertainty measure calculated using a set of already provided annotations for at least some of the plurality of frames together with optical flow information for the video sequence. The method also includes displaying, by the computer, various ones of the estimated box annotations of the given target object in the suggested frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Wongun Choi
  • Patent number: 9888265
    Abstract: There is provided a content automation system and a method for use by the content automation system for issuing a content management message for use in a program stream. In one implementation, such a content automation system comprises a processor and a memory, and a stream messaging module residing in the memory. The stream messaging module is configured to issue the content management message by embedding a command sequence as metadata in a container data structure, and inserting the container data structure into the program stream. The command sequence authorizes a replacement of program stream content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Martin, Daniel Siewers, William Hooper, David Potter, Richard Hill, Michael Strein, Kenneth Michel, Alfredo Vincenty, James Casabella, David Converse, Guy Beverlin
  • Patent number: 9743129
    Abstract: A digital content operating apparatus, including: a communication unit which communicates with an external device which has a display for displaying the digital content; a user operation interface which receives a user operation to control the digital content which is displayed on the external device; a display which displays either a linear content operation panel or an interactive content operation panel; and a controller which controls the user operation interface corresponding to information on the digital content which is displayed on the external device; wherein either the linear content operation panel or the interactive content operation panel is displayed alternatively as the user operation interface on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Machida, Nobuhiro Tsutsumi, Kouji Kamogawa
  • Patent number: 9721164
    Abstract: A system for collecting data comprising a mobile terminal for capturing a plurality of frames of image data, the mobile terminal having a first imaging assembly and a second imaging assembly, the first imaging assembly for capturing a first frame of image data representing a first object and the second imaging assembly for capturing a second frame of image data representing a second object, wherein the system for use in collecting data is operative for associating first frame information and second frame information, the first frame information including one or more of image data of the first frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the first frame of image data, the second frame information including one or more of image data of the second frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the second frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Jonathan Stiles
  • Patent number: 9672867
    Abstract: An approach for creation and maintenance of video-based training documentation. Universal identifiers are created and associated with user interface elements for delimiting videos and audios. Test scripts are created based on matching the universal identifiers to task instructions. Videos are created based on test scripts where the universal identifiers are marked on the videos. Audios are created based on the universal identifiers and the task instructions, where the universal identifiers are marked on the audios. The audios and the videos are combined based on synchronizing the universal identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Hunt, Michael F. C. Priestley
  • Patent number: 9654843
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for operating a video management and marketing system that enables managing and marketing videos produced or provided by a user includes a processor configures an embed code that is unique to the user to show a real-time call to action that streams real-time data in one or more videos displayed to a viewer at a viewer device; the processor displays the real-time call to action during playback of the video at a first site and uses the real-time call to action to fetch call to action information on the fly; and the processor automatically forwards the viewer device to a second site, where the call to action information is displayed, upon completion of playback of the video at the first site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Vaetas, LLC
    Inventors: Vito Michael Santoro, John S. Rizzo
  • Patent number: 9654758
    Abstract: The subject disclosure is generally directed towards synchronizing live streaming videos with additional sources of contextually-related data. In one or more aspects, contextually-related data is marked with a timestamp, with a reference to each piece of data maintained in a manifest. The manifest is accessed to locate the contextually relevant information (e.g., on a companion device or the video playing device) in synchronization with the streaming video, such that a user is able to pause/stop/rewind/fast forward while maintaining the timeline synchronization between video and the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shaun Michael Stelmack, Matthew Franklin Perzel, Konstadinos Arvanitis
  • Patent number: 9602757
    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: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Imran A. Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 9519709
    Abstract: A method comprising determining an ordered set of separate videos that comprises a first video and a second video, identifying a first video segment comprised by the first video, determining an ordered set representation that indicates the ordered set of separate videos, the ordered set representation comprising a first representative image that represents the first video and a second representative image that represents the second video, causing display of the ordered set representation, receiving information indicative a scrub input, causing movement between the ordered set representation and an index point based on the scrub input, determining that the index point is aligned with the first representative image determining a rendering position based the first representative image, identifying a frame of the first video segment, and causing display of a frame image in a video rendering region is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Brody Larson, Sebastian Frey, Pascal Wever, David Vegezzi
  • Patent number: 9503675
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal on which a video capturing function is executed according to one exemplary embodiment includes a camera that is configured to capture the video, a display unit that is configured to output a video frame received from the camera, and a controller that is configured to store time point information related to a time point at which a control command for inputting memo information during capturing of the video is received when the control command is received, and process the memo information, set after completion of the capturing of the video, in such a manner of associating the memo information with at least one video frame corresponding to the time point information within the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hyeongseok Choi
  • Patent number: 9478246
    Abstract: An audio video display device (AVDD) can present recorded content that can be paused. During pausing, ancillary AV content is shown until such time as a play or other signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marvin Demerchant, Hye Hoon Yi, Takeshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9417312
    Abstract: An approach is provided for automatic location-based imaging. User positional information is determined based on a mobile device associated with a user. The user positional information is correlated with camera positional information of a camera configured to capture one or more images of the user. The one or more images are retrieved from the camera based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Umashankar Velusamy
  • Patent number: 9407942
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate to methods and systems for the indexing and annotation of video content, the retrieval and display of such video content and its annotations, and the conversion and transmission of such video content and associated data. In certain embodiments, the system processes and cross-references video content with data associated with that content and with standard ontologies. Correlating these information sources produces a system of indexing and annotation of the content. In certain embodiments, this indexing and annotation may facilitate the discovery, retrieval, and management of video content, and may facilitate the integration of video content with other media and other systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: FINITIV CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Brenneman
  • Patent number: 9390084
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for building natural language parsers by implementing a country and/or jurisdiction specific set of training data that is automatically converted during a build phase to a respective predictive model, i.e., an automated country specific natural language parser. The predictive model can be used without the training data to quantify any input address. This model may be included as part of a larger Geographic Information System (GIS) data-set or as a stand alone quantifier. The build phase may also be run on demand and the resultant predictive model kept in temporary storage for immediate use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: TELOGIS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Mitchell, Arthur Newth Morris, Ralph James Mason
  • Patent number: 9378664
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that provides data associated with a financial instrument through real-time virtual animation anchored to the financial instrument in a video stream. During operation, the system receives at a computer system a video stream, wherein the video stream includes an image of a financial instrument, and wherein a financial instrument is a physical object that is associated with at least one of a financial account and financial data. Next, the system identifies the financial instrument in the video stream. The system then retrieves data associated with the financial instrument from a data source. Next, the system creates an animation which displays the data. Once the animation is created, the system anchors the animation to the financial instrument in the video stream. Finally, the system displays the video stream which includes the animation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Steckler
  • Patent number: 9225931
    Abstract: A controller included in a moving image data recording apparatus controls an editor and a recorder so as to generate a moving image file composed of a plurality of moving image data each having a predetermined length of time, and in a case where an error occurs when newly acquired moving image data is being added to the moving image file, the controller controls the editor and the recorder so as not to add moving image data to be next acquired to a moving image file containing moving image data acquired during occurrence of the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Shintani
  • Patent number: 9148643
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture for enhancing media with supplemental content are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Zachary T. Smith, Jon E. Ellenthal, Carson C.K. Fincham