On Screen Video Or Audio System Interface Patents (Class 715/716)
  • Patent number: 11910050
    Abstract: A master recording session at a server computer corresponds to a video content stored in memory accessible by the server computer. A first device and a second device are provided access to the master recording session and the master recording session is updated responsive to receipt of an update from the first device, where the update reflects initiation of playback of the video content at a time stamp corresponding to the timeline of the video content and includes an audio input configuration for the second device. The update is provided to the second device and an audio recording is received from the second device corresponding to a portion of the video content from the time stamp, where the audio recording is recorded by the second device using the implemented audio input configuration for the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: DELUXE MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Andriy Marchuk, Gregory J. Taieb, Igor Skakovskyi, Stefan Lazarevic, Nasik Shafeek
  • Patent number: 11899708
    Abstract: A system that facilitates sharing of multimedia content includes a user interface, network circuitry; and one or more processors. The processors perform operations that include displaying, via the user interface, a list of one or more media playback devices available to be added to a social networking group. A selection of first and second media playback devices to be associated with a particular social networking group is received via the user interface. The first media playback device is associated with a first playback queue that specifies a first set of media items associated with first media content that can be streamed from a first streaming service to the first media playback device. An indication to the social networking system that specifies the selection of the first and second media playback devices to be associated with the group is communicated via the network circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Margot Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11900015
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bongkyu Kim, Jinbong Ryu, Jongmoon Park, Myeongseok Lee, Sanghun Lee, Saetbyeol Lee
  • Patent number: 11900044
    Abstract: A display method of causing a display apparatus having a display screen to display a document is provided. The method includes a displaying step of causing a page image that is an image of a page of the document and thumbnail images of pages to be displayed on the display screen, a first receiving step of receiving a first operation for issuing an instruction for enlarging the page image, and an enlarging step of, in response to receiving the first operation, causing the page image displayed in the display area to be enlarged and displayed and causing the thumbnail images to be moved in a first direction in the display area. In the enlarging step, the thumbnail images are enlarged compared to those before the execution of the enlarging step with some portions of the thumbnail images being hidden, and the display in the display area is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 11886524
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for limiting provision and display of redundant digital components on a client. Methods can include storing, by a client device, a list of digital components specifying digital components available for provision to the client device. For a first digital component received within a first application, the client device detects a set of signals specifying a first user interaction with the first digital component and a second user interaction with content provided in response to the first user interaction. Based on whether an affirmative user action was performed, the client device can modify the list of digital components. When a request to access a content page within a second application is received, the client device can receive the second digital component, which can be selected from among digital components included on the modified list of digital components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carbune, Matthew Sharifi
  • Patent number: 11871070
    Abstract: A method, comprising receiving live video streams from different live streaming platforms, presenting the live video streams to users in video tiles in an aggregated live streaming platform, and allowing the users to navigate and select among the video tiles of the aggregated live streaming platform to view and interact with the live video streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: WWEEVV Pty Ltd
    Inventor: George Bancs
  • Patent number: 11871091
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating an improved user interface that dynamically refers to related portions of media content items. First media content item is sent for display to a device. A first keyword associated with a currently transmitted first portion of the first media content item is identified. A first related media content item comprising a first portion associated with the identified first keyword is identified. The device displays a first identifier of first related media content item including an identification of the first portion of the first related media content item that is associated with the identified first keyword. The device then pauses the displaying the first media content item. The first portion of the identified first related media content item that is associated with the identified first keyword is displayed. The device then resumes generating for display the media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Reda Harb, Charishma Chundi
  • Patent number: 11867806
    Abstract: An acoustic imaging system includes a controller. The controller may be configured to receive a signal from a microphone and reverberation channel data, update latent variables, latent labels, a source amplitude, and a phase estimation based on an optimization of the signal and reverberation channel data to obtain updated latent variables, updated latent labels, an updated source amplitude, and an updated phase estimation, generate, via a conditional generative adversarial network (cGAN) of the updated latent variables and the updated latent labels, an acoustic source map tuned via the updated source amplitude and the updated phase estimation, optimize the acoustic source map, and output the optimized acoustic source map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Boqiang Fan, Samarjit Das
  • Patent number: 11863808
    Abstract: A queue or media queue of music is generated by multiple listeners for playing by one or more devices. Listeners may select music using user interfaces rendered by their respective devices, and rank or vote to determine an order in which the music is played in accordance with the queue or media queue. Where a song or another media entity is accessible at a premium or only with a subscription, and one of the multiple listeners is not authorized to access the song, an unauthorized listener may be invited to purchase a subscription, or a substitute song may be selected for the unauthorized listener. Once a queue or media queue has been generated, music may be played in accordance with the queue or media queue by a single device in the presence of the multiple listeners, or by multiple devices each having any number of listeners within a vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Du Pont-Thibodeau, Caleb Patrick Gross, Stephen Mardin
  • Patent number: 11863843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing fast forwarding recommendations based on the user's consumption history are disclosed. The consumption history includes data relating to attributes that were previously rewinded and watched and those that were skipped and forwarded. It also includes scores for attributes that were present and absent in a portion that was previously rewinded or forwarded. A score is assigned to the attributes and used for determining a consumption pattern. If the consumption pattern indicates that the user previously rewinded and watched the attribute, then a recommendation not to skip an upcoming portion that includes the attribute is provided. A graphical timeline that depicts the amount of time saved by skipping the portion of the media asset with the attribute is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah
  • Patent number: 11856315
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses and non-transitory, computer-readable storage mediums are disclosed for a media editing application with an anchored timeline for editing captions and subtitles. In an embodiment, a method comprises: causing to display on a display device, by one or more hardware processors executing a media editing application, a graphical user interface (GUI) including a timeline; causing to display on the timeline, by the one or more hardware processors, a first lane including a media object; causing to display on the timeline, by the one or more hardware processors, a second lane including a caption or subtitle object; and anchoring, by the one or more hardware processors, the media object to the caption or subtitle object in the timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nils Angquist, Zachary Kramer, James J. Hodges, Wesley Plate, Dylan Grant Keith, Peter Matthew Battaglia, Colleen M. Pendergast, Nathan Bingham, Hope Renee Boyarsky
  • Patent number: 11843838
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device displays a user interface associated with an episodic series. In some embodiments, the user interface includes representations of episodes that are downloaded on the device, does not include a representation of a given not-yet-downloaded episode, and optionally includes a download affordance that is selectable to initiate a process for downloading not-yet-downloaded episodes. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays a user interface associated with an episodic series, wherein the user interface associated with the episodic series of content includes representations of episodes of the episodic series. In some embodiments, in response to receiving the user input selecting a respective representation, the device either initiates a process to display the respective episode or displays a user interface associated with the respective episode without displaying the respective episode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Ellingford, Lucio Moreno Rufo
  • Patent number: 11830024
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for determining one or more incentives for a user. For example, a method that may include: receiving a selection of an objective from among a plurality of objectives from a user via a client device; presenting, based on the selected objective, one or more incentives from among a plurality of incentives to the user, the plurality of incentives being based on a machine learning model trained to determine the plurality of incentives based on past purchases; receiving a selection of at least one of the one or more incentives from the user via the client device; and determining whether to allocate the selected one or more incentives based on a performance of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Viral Jogani
  • Patent number: 11829682
    Abstract: Example techniques may involve tuning a music discovery dial. An implementation may include displaying, on the touch-sensitive circular graphical display, a circular graphical user interface including multiple wedge-shaped selectable regions arranged around the circumference of the circular graphical user interface, each wedge-shaped selectable region corresponding to a respective streaming audio channel. The implementation may include detecting a touch input in a circular motion to the touch-sensitive circular graphical display and causing a paired playback device to play back an audio content snippet corresponding to each selectable regions that the touch input enters. The implementation may further include switching the playback device from playing back a given pre-cached audio content snippet to playing back the full audio track from one or more servers of a streaming audio service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Alexis Kotelly, Dayn Wilberding, Ron Kuper, Heather Mendonca
  • Patent number: 11798550
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for displaying augmented reality content. The program and method provide for receiving, by a device, speech input to select augmented reality content for display, determining at least one keyword included in the speech input; identifying, from plural augmented reality content items, an augmented reality content item corresponding to the at least one keyword; and displaying the augmented reality content item with an image captured by a camera of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Timothy Fortier, Celia Nicole Mourkogiannis, Evan Spiegel, Kaveh Anvaripour
  • Patent number: 11783865
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for displaying a video playback page, an electronic device, and a medium. A specific implementation of the method includes: displaying the video playback page, where the video playback page includes a video playback view and a progress adjustment control for adjusting video playback progress; and updating a progress displayed in the progress adjustment control based on a playback progress of a currently played video in the video playback view at intervals of a target duration, where the target duration is determined based on a size of a screen of a video playback device and a total duration of the currently played video. This implementation realizes differentiation of callback duration for videos of different durations, thereby avoiding a video freeze caused by setting a fixed callback duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpeng Xiao, Huijun Yu
  • Patent number: 11782575
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing and sharing contextually-relevant media content. In some embodiments, a device receives an input, and in response, displays a suggested collection of media items for sharing with a recipient, wherein the collection is relevant to a message conversation with the recipient. Subsequent to displaying the suggested collection, the device transmits a message to the recipient as part of the message conversation that provides access to the at least a portion of the suggested collection of media items. In some embodiments, a device receives an indication, from an external device, that a first user has shared a first collection of media items with a second user. Subsequent to receiving the indication that the first user has shared the first collection of media items with the second user, the device outputs a prompt to share, with the first user, one or more suggested media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Devine, William A. Sorrentino, III, Gregg Suzuki, Michael Brandt, Eric M. G. Circlaeys, Chelsea Leblanc, Joar Wingfors
  • Patent number: 11782587
    Abstract: A computer-implemented environment for creating, curating, sharing and storing document contents in a concise, structured, modular, standardized and Story-like format. The environment also enables users to define content with a set of Tiles, and arrange, connect and disconnect Tiles so as to define a distinct Story. The environment additionally provides a user-adjustable Tile content separator configured so that content below the separator is not instantly visible to the user. Furthermore, the environment helps users collect, organize and structure large amounts of document contents by (a) suggesting document locations for new and existing content, (b) suggesting groups and sequences for existing content, (c) initiating web and document searches for new and related content, (d) generating relations among content components, (e) assembling new and customizing existing documents, as well as (f) converting files, data feeds and search results into Tiles and Stories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Paul Erich Keel
  • Patent number: 11777881
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a first electronic device shares a portion of a content item corresponding to a respective portion of lyrics for the content item with a second electronic device. In some embodiments, a system facilitates securely sharing a portion of a content item between two devices. In some embodiments, an electronic device generates a server address for accessing a portion of a content item. In some embodiments, a uniform resource locator includes an identification of content, an indication of a first subset of the content, and authentication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany S. Reese, Erik Lindholm, Drew R. Domm
  • Patent number: 11776578
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for automatically modifying values of content elements in frames of a video. One example method includes obtaining an input video. A set of elements included in one or more frames of the input video is identified. Metadata is generated for each element in the set of elements. A determination is made that a value for a particular element in the set of elements is targeted for replacement. A replacement value is determined for the particular element and updated metadata is generated. A metadata entry for the particular element is updated to include the determined replacement value. Output content is generated based on the updated metadata the output content is provided for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Trapelo Corp.
    Inventors: Kyle Douglas Morton, David B. Bernstein, William Morse, James Reetzke, Nick Leoutsakos, David Mullins, Andrew McLellan
  • Patent number: 11765414
    Abstract: A transmitting method for transmitting contents using a broadcast wave and a communication path comprises: including content information in application control information when transmitting the contents using both the broadcast wave and the communication path, the content information being information for synchronizing a content transmitted by using the broadcast wave with a content transmitted by using the communication path at a reception side that receives the contents and being related to the content transmitted by using the communication path; and transmitting the application control information by using at least the broadcast wave in the broadcast wave and the communication path. As a result, a contents transmitting method is provided for enabling a quick access to contents through communication when the contents are reproduced by a combination of broadcast and communication on the receiving side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Noritaka Iguchi, Takahiro Nishi, Hisaya Katou
  • Patent number: 11740865
    Abstract: An agent coordination device that controls sound output according to an instruction from a plurality of agents that are capable of being instructed to perform a predetermined service by speech interaction; and controls so that, in a case in which a first agent among the plurality of agents is performing one of audiobook playback or music playback as the predetermined service while a second agent among the plurality of agents is performing another of audiobook playback or music playback as the predetermined service, audiobook playback is performed with a music playback volume reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohki Takeshita
  • Patent number: 11726559
    Abstract: A method comprises displaying an image of an environment on a graphical user interface, the environment including personnel elements visible in the image, detecting a gaze of a user directed at an image of a first personnel element corresponding to a first information conveyor of a plurality of information conveyors, changing a state of the first information conveyor corresponding to the first personnel element from a passive state to a listening state in response to detecting that the gaze is directed at the image of the first personnel element, wherein the first information conveyor includes a first audio output device, receiving audio information through an audio input device, and when the state of the first information conveyor is changed to the listening state, controlling an output operation, wherein the output operation includes directing the received audio information as an audio output through the first audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Joseph M. Arsanious, Christopher R. Burns, Heath Feather
  • Patent number: 11722753
    Abstract: Receiving and processing out-of-band (OOB) data along with a media stream is disclosed. The received OOB data can be extracted from an OOB data stream and correlated with the media stream using timestamps. Display and other operations can then be performed when a timestamp of the OOB data matches a current timestamp of the media stream. In addition, timestamp notification requests can be received and processed such that when the current timestamp of the media stream matches a requested timestamp, a notification can be transmitted, and data can be received in response to the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Bumgarner, Blake Seely, Christopher L. Oklota, Dale A. Taylor, Eswar Priyadarshan
  • Patent number: 11714610
    Abstract: A method for software code integration from media files includes comparing portions of development code in an integrated development environment to a plurality of classified portions of a plurality of media files. The method also includes identifying a first classified portion of a first media file from the plurality of media files for integration into the development code, where the first classified portion includes a first snippet of code associated with a first function. Responsive to receiving a user confirmation, the method also includes extracting the first snippet of code associated with the first function. The method also includes integrating the first snippet of code associated with the first function into the development code in the integrated development environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Venkata Vara Prasad Karri, Saraswathi Sailaja Perumalla, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Krishna Reddy Venkata Batchu
  • Patent number: 11714529
    Abstract: A method for navigating a list of media items on a client device includes providing a user interface (UI) of an application executed on an electronic device, the UI comprising one or more playlist portions, wherein a first playlist portion of the one or more playlist portions provides a list of media items in a first playlist of one or more playlists, wherein the media items in the first playlist comprise a collection of media items streamable to the application on the electronic device. The method further includes receiving indications of gestures made by a user, such as a swipe left gesture, a swipe right gesture, a swipe up gesture, or a swipe down gesture. The method also includes navigating media items of the first playlist in different directions depending on whether a corresponding gesture is a swipe left gesture or a swipe right gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Jonathan W. Ray
  • Patent number: 11704003
    Abstract: Graphical user interface for managing a workflow of a slide scanning system. In an embodiment, the graphical user interface comprises a graphical representation of a carousel used by the scanning system. The graphical representation of the carousel comprises a graphical representation of each of a plurality of rack slots, configured to receive slide racks. The graphical representation of the carousel indicates a position of the carousel, and the graphical representation of each of the plurality of rack slots indicates a status of the represented rack slot and/or a slide rack within the represented rack slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Dailey, Peyman Najmabadi, Nicholas Newberg, Paul Georgief, Lance Mikus, Prentash Djelosevic
  • Patent number: 11684821
    Abstract: Some existing health and fitness apps map athletic activity and track that activity over time and present to the athlete various aggregations of their activity. Other existing health and fitness apps create training schedules for the athlete to achieve a fitness goal. However, the training schedules provided by these apps are static in nature and provide a fixed quantity and type of exercise within a fixed schedule for the athlete to accomplish. The presently disclosed virtual athletic coach offers dynamic training schedules that can make incremental adjustments based on an athlete's performance to the training schedule over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Humango, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Raphael Abecassis, William Cleveland Tidwell, Alan Robert Couzens
  • Patent number: 11675564
    Abstract: In an example implementation, a method may involve sending a message that arranges a media playback system into a pre-defined state, wherein a first playback device is in a first zone having a first zone name, a second playback device is in a second zone having a second zone name, and a queue has a particular set of media items. The method may also involve detecting a trigger indicating a request to reset the media playback system. The method may further involve causing the media playback system to revert to the pre-defined state, wherein reverting may include assigning the first zone name to the first zone and joining the first playback device to the first zone, assigning the second zone name to the second zone and joining the second playback device to the second zone, and configuring the queue with the particular set of media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Joni R. Hoadley, Diane Roberts, Robert A. Lambourne
  • Patent number: 11677800
    Abstract: An electronic device, while providing a first playlist for playback by a media device, maintains a play queue for a first user that is initially populated with a list of media content items to be played by the media device, the initially populated list of media content items including media content items distinct from the first playlist and selected by the first user and media content items from the first playlist. The electronic device receives a request to change playback from the first playlist to a second playlist different from the first playlist. In response to the request to change the playback from the first playlist to the second playlist, the electronic device maintains, in the play queue, the media content items selected by the first user while changing playback from the first playlist to the second playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Per Eckerdal, Johan Lindström, Emil Eriksson
  • Patent number: 11675565
    Abstract: An audio switching device includes a housing, a first user interface, and a controller within the housing and in electronic communication with the first user interface. The controller is configured to connect a first audio source to the audio switching device, connect a first listening device to the audio switching device, such that an output from the first audio source is received at the first listening device, receive a first input from the first user interface, disconnect the first listening device in response to receiving the first input, and connect a second audio listening device to the audio switching device, such that an output from the first audio source is received at the second listening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Ya-Hui Yang, Hsin Chih Lu
  • Patent number: 11669223
    Abstract: An image search method includes: receiving a first input that is performed by a user on a first identifier in a preset control displayed at a target position of an image display interface, wherein the image display interface includes at least one image; in response to the first input, displaying at least one thumbnail associated with the first identifier; receiving a second input that is performed on a first thumbnail of the at least one thumbnail; and in response to the second input, marking a first display position of a first image corresponding to the first thumbnail on the image display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuantao Lin
  • Patent number: 11651776
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to identify sources of network streaming services are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a coding format identifier to identify, from a received first audio signal representing a decompressed second audio signal, an audio compression configuration used to compress a third audio signal to form the second audio signal, and a source identifier to identify a source of the second audio signal based on the identified audio compression configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Zafar Rafii, Markus Cremer, Bongjun Kim
  • Patent number: 11637925
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, among other things, methods of managing a whisper, the methods including: establishing a communication session; receiving a whisper request to provide the whisper to a first device associated with the communication session; retrieving environmental information; comparing the environment information to a rule; configuring the whisper based on the comparison; and providing the whisper based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Avaya Management L.P.
    Inventors: Mehmet Balasaygun, Valentine C. Matula
  • Patent number: 11637997
    Abstract: A projection apparatus executes a first processing and a second processing on image signal received from an external device, projects an image based on the image signal processed by an image processor, and switches an operation mode of the projection apparatus to a first mode, which is a low-latency mode for suppressing a delay in displaying an image, and a second mode, which is not the low-latency mode. The image processor maintains the first processing and stops the second processing in response that the operation mode of the projection apparatus is switched to the first mode from a state in which the operation mode is the second mode and the first processing and the second processing are executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoaki Komiyama
  • Patent number: 11625430
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to music discovery. In one aspect, a method is provided that involves (a) receiving by a computing device an indication of a search tool from among a plurality of search tools, where each search tool of the plurality of search tools is associated with at least one respective media service, (b) receiving by the computing device an indication of a media characteristic, where the computing device receives the media characteristic via the indicated search tool, (c) selecting by the computing device one or more of the at least one respective media service that maintains media associated with the indicated media characteristic, and (d) sending by the computing device an indication of the selected one or more of the at least one respective media service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Bates
  • Patent number: 11609829
    Abstract: Restore operations in containerized environments are disclosed. An ephemeral instance of an application is created and a datastore is mounted to the ephemeral instance. The ephemeral instance is not accessible to users or application. The backup data is restored to the datastore. Once restored, the datastore is then mounted to a production instance and production resumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: James R. King, Ethan A. Kaley, Joseph J. Gorse, III
  • Patent number: 11611609
    Abstract: A method for editing a remote audio recording session is disclosed. The method may be performed by a server computer connected to a plurality of user computers over a communication network. The method may include receiving instructions from a first computer to edit an attribute of a first proxy audio file of a high-quality audio file at a timestamp synchronized with at least one frame of the first video clip. The method may further include merging the edit of the attribute into the high-quality audio file of the master recording session using the instructions from the first computer to edit the attribute. The method may further include transmitting the instructions received from the first computer to the second computer to edit the attribute such the second computer renders a second proxy audio file of the high-quality audio file stored in local memory of the second computer with the edit of the attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: DELUXE MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Andriy Marchuk, Gregory J. Taieb, Igor Skakovskyi, Nasik Shafeek, Serhii Brezetskyi, Stefan Lazarevic
  • Patent number: 11611605
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods of dynamically modifying execution environment for varying data or executables. The data or executables may be a multimedia file and the execution environment may be multimedia playback settings. In aspects, content comprising various media items may be received by a client device. The media items may be evaluated to determine a set of characteristics for the media items. The set of characteristics may be compared to a user's preferred configuration settings or previously-played media items. Based on the comparison, the set of characteristics may be altered to be consistent with the preferred configuration settings (e.g., a modified set of characteristics may be estimated). The modified media items may then be played under known playback settings. In aspects, the media item under consideration may be played as is using an estimated playback configuration to enable a user-preferable playback experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Naga Rohit Samineni
  • Patent number: 11600046
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating three-dimensional models with correlated three-dimensional and two dimensional imagery data are provided. In particular, imagery data can be captured in two dimensions and three dimensions. Imagery data can be transformed into models. Two-dimensional data and three-dimensional data can be correlated within models. Two-dimensional data can be selected for display within a three-dimensional model. Modifications can be made to the three-dimensional model and can be displayed within a three-dimensional model or within two-dimensional data. Models can transition between two dimensional imagery data and three dimensional imagery data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Tschudy Bell, David Alan Gausebeck, Gregory William Coombe, Daniel Ford, William John Brown
  • Patent number: 11599912
    Abstract: A method for distributing an electronic content item for consumption with advertisements is provided. In one embodiment, a content provider creates a license identifying one or more slots within an electronic content item at which advertisements are to be inserted. The license specifies one or more types of advertisements that are not permitted to be inserted into the slots, and also specifies criteria for dynamically selecting advertisements to insert into the one or more slots. The content provider securely associates the electronic license with the electronic content item and distributes the electronic content item and the electronic license to a third party for consumption or subsequent transfer to an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Maher, Prasad Khambete, Prasad Sanagavarapu, Laurent Grandhomme
  • Patent number: 11593066
    Abstract: Example techniques may involve tuning a music discovery dial. An implementation may include displaying, on the touch-sensitive circular graphical display, a circular graphical user interface including multiple wedge-shaped selectable regions arranged around the circumference of the circular graphical user interface, each wedge-shaped selectable region corresponding to a respective streaming audio channel. The implementation may include detecting a touch input in a circular motion to the touch-sensitive circular graphical display and causing a paired playback device to play back an audio content snippet corresponding to each selectable regions that the touch input enters. The implementation may further include switching the playback device from playing back a given pre-cached audio content snippet to playing back the full audio track from one or more servers of a streaming audio service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Alexis Kotelly, Dayn Wilberding, Ron Kuper, Heather Mendonca
  • Patent number: 11581005
    Abstract: A method for improving decomposition of digital signals using training sequences is presented. A method for improving decomposition of digital signals using initialization is also provided. A method for sorting digital signals using frames based upon energy content in the frame is further presented. A method for utilizing user input for combining parts of a decomposed signal is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Elias Kokkinis, Alexandros Tsilfidis
  • Patent number: 11580982
    Abstract: Listeners to media programs provide feedback to creators or other entities associated with the media programs in the form of one or more spoken utterances. When a listener to a media program speaks one or more words to a microphone or other system, the words are captured and processed to determine an emotion of the listener, or to determine whether the words include any objectionable content. Data including the spoken words is captured and stored, and presented to the creator of the media program. Notifications of the utterances are provided to the creator, who may identify one of the utterances, and include the utterance in the media program, or invite the listener who provided the utterances to participate in the media program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rakshit Karnawat, Sanjeev Kumar, William Jeffrey Lett, Maharshi N. Patel
  • Patent number: 11567627
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a cursor and a focus indicator associated with real or virtual objects in a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment by a wearable display device are disclosed. The system can determine a spatial relationship between a user-movable cursor and a target object within the environment. The system may render a focus indicator (e.g., a halo, shading, or highlighting) around or adjacent objects that are near the cursor. When the cursor overlaps with a target object, the system can render the object in front of the cursor (or not render the cursor at all), so the object is not occluded by the cursor. The object can be rendered closer to the user than the cursor. A group of virtual objects can be scrolled, and a virtual control panel can be displayed indicating objects that are upcoming in the scroll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: John Austin Day, Lorena Pazmino, James Cameron Petty, Paul Armistead Hoover, Chris Sorrell, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Richard St. Claire Bailey
  • Patent number: 11561759
    Abstract: A display device has a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to make a first determination that an internal display device speaker is disabled. A second determination that an external sound system is unavailable is established. A prompt is provided in response to the first determination and the second determination. The prompt includes an option to enable the internal display device speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventor: David Sharp
  • Patent number: 11563902
    Abstract: A method of providing a special effect includes, in response to the selection of background music to be applied to a video, applying the background music and a special effect associated with the background music to the video based on a first feature extracted from the background music and a second feature extracted from the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Soo Ji Kim, Young Wuk Seo
  • Patent number: 11546670
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing fast forwarding recommendations based on the user's consumption history are disclosed. The consumption history includes data relating to attributes that were previously rewinded and watched and those that were skipped and forwarded. It also includes scores for attributes that were present and absent in a portion that was previously rewinded or forwarded. A score is assigned to the attributes and used for determining a consumption pattern. If the consumption pattern indicates that the user previously rewinded and watched the attribute, then a recommendation not to skip an upcoming portion that includes the attribute is provided. A graphical timeline that depicts the amount of time saved by skipping the portion of the media asset with the attribute is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah
  • Patent number: 11537477
    Abstract: A method for protecting application data includes detecting a deleting operation performed by a first application on first data. The method also includes determining, based on a preset condition, whether to delete the first data of the first application. The method further includes renaming the first data of the first application based on a determination that the first application meets the preset condition. The method additionally includes storing the renamed first data in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Yu, Hao Chen, Bifeng Tong, Chengliang Zheng, Xiyu Zhou
  • Patent number: 11531442
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided which implement techniques for providing supplemental and social information along with primary information. In one implementation, a user interface is provided with various sections. One section plays back a main item of content, while a second section displays supplemental information. A third section provides interactive tools for a user to communicate or share information with other users. For example, while playing a movie in the first portion, the social networking section may provide a chat interface in the third portion along with social network service controls to post or share user input, or to view posts from friends about the item of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: CRACKLE, INC.
    Inventors: Tarik Didomenico, Victor Thompson