On Screen Video Or Audio System Interface Patents (Class 715/716)
  • Patent number: 11122364
    Abstract: A footsteps tracking method, including the steps of: receiving a first sound signal of a user's first footstep; calculating a first position of the first footstep according to relative position relationship of at least three microphones in the microphone array and time differences of sound arrival of the first sound signal received by the three microphones respectively; receiving a second sound signal of a second footstep of the user, wherein an audio frequency of the second sound signal is the same as an audio frequency of the first sound signal; and calculating a second position of the second footstep according to the first position, a time difference between receiving the first sound signal and the second sound signal, receiving angles between the first sound signal and a pair of the three microphones, and receiving angles between the second sound signal and the pair of the three microphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Feng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11116587
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reviewing surgical videos are disclosed. A system may include at least one processor configured to implement a method including accessing at least one video of a surgical procedure and causing the at least one video to be output for display. The method may include overlaying on the at least one video outputted for display a surgical timeline, wherein the surgical timeline includes markers identifying at least one of a surgical phase, an intraoperative surgical event, and a decision making junction. The method may enable a surgeon, while viewing playback of the at least one video to select one or more markers on the surgical timeline, and thereby cause a display of the video to skip to a location associated with the selected marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: THEATOR INC.
    Inventors: Tamir Wolf, Dotan Asselmann
  • Patent number: 11113745
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods utilizing neural contextual bandit for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to make item recommendations using latent relations and latent representations, which can improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods use neural network modeling in automatic selection of a number of items for recommendation to a user and using feedback in connection with the recommendation for further training of the model(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Suleyman Cetintas, Xian Wu, Jian Yang
  • Patent number: 11115688
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a graph streaming application computes a first distance along a first potential playback path between a first playback position and a first media content block. The graph streaming application then computes a first score for the first media content block based on the first distance and a first probability associated with the first potential playback path. Similarly, the graph streaming application computes a second score for a second media content block based on a second playback position, a second potential playback path, and a second probability associated with the second potential playback path. The graph streaming application compares the first score and the second score to determine that the first media content block should be buffered by a client device. The graph streaming application then causes the first media content block to be stored in a playback buffer for subsequent playback on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Watson
  • Patent number: 11113749
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing access to media content associated with an artist scheduled for performance. A media application enables display of a playlist personalized for a user, based on a location of the user, a list of artists scheduled for performance, and a media consumption history of the user. An input action causes a media server to populate the playlist with media content. The media server determines the location of the user, retrieves those performance listings within a predetermined distance, retrieves the media consumption history of the user, filters the performance listings based on the media consumption history to obtain a set of artists having performance listings relevant to the user, selects media content items associated with each artist, and organizes the selected media content items within the playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Nikhil Helferty, Ariel Marcus, Ritwik Dey, Steve Shirley
  • Patent number: 11109099
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an interactive streaming application plays back a media title via a client device. In operation, the interactive streaming application causes the client device to playback a first chunk of the media title. While the client device plays back the first chunk, the interactive streaming application determines a movement of an internet of things (“IoT”) device that is controlled by the user. The interactive streaming application performs reinforcement-learning operation(s) based on the first chunk and the movement to determine a second chunk of the media title to playback. The interactive streaming application then causes the client device to playback the second chunk of the media title. Advantageously, the interactive streaming application can automatically personalize the playback of the media title for the user based, at least in part, on movements of the IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Erika Varis Doggett, Michael Goslin, Douglas A. Fidaleo
  • Patent number: 11100898
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method of adjusting an electronic device display based on eyewear properties. Eyewear properties such as tint level, tint shade, and polarization are obtained from eyewear, a database, or manual entry. The device display is then adjusted based on the eyewear properties to facilitate viewability of the electronic display for the user while wearing the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Broz, Steven D. Clay, Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 11082752
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request from a client computing device for a first shot included in a media title being streamed to the client computing device for playback; in response to the request, sending the first shot to the client computing device for playback; and sending a representative image for at least one of the first shot and a second shot included in the media title, wherein the first shot comprises a first sequence of video frames that is included in the media title and captured continuously from a first point of capture, and the second shot comprises a second sequence of video frames that is included in the media title and captured continuously from a second point of capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Aditya Mavlankar, Ioannis Katsavounidis
  • Patent number: 11082377
    Abstract: A method of generating a digital media message includes receiving a script of the digital media message, receiving a digital video segment based on the script, determining text of the digital media message corresponding to at least a portion of the video segment, and providing the text via a display of an electronic device. The method also includes providing a plurality of images, each indicative of a respective digital content segment, and receiving a first input indicating selection of a first digital content segment. The method further includes associating first digital content segment with either a first portion or a second portion of the video segment, and associating the various portions and the first digital content segment with a play sequence of the digital media message such that the first digital content segment will be presented simultaneously with at least part of the first portion when the digital media message is played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: NightLight Systems LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Weil, Andrew Jarecki, Robert Gukiesen
  • Patent number: 11055814
    Abstract: A panoramic video playback method is provided, and the method includes: determining, by a client, that a user chooses to jump to play a video corresponding to a jump time point in a panoramic video; matching, by the client, the time point and a time range of each of at least one interest point included in the panoramic video; determining, by the client, a user's field of view in which an area of the matched interest point in a panoramic area of the panoramic video can be viewed; and obtaining, by the client, a video corresponding to the time point in the panoramic video, and jumping to play the video corresponding to the time point when the user's field of view is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haojun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11050686
    Abstract: A user care system accuses a chatbot. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, not only a current state of a user can be quickly determined on the basis of a content of a conversation between a chatbot and the user, but also the user can quickly receive help from the outside when it is determined that the user is in a dangerous situation. Further, not only the chatbot can quickly determine a current state of the user on the basis of a change in biometric information of the user, but also the user can quickly receive help from the outside when it is determined that the user is in a dangerous situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: 1THEFULL PLATFORM LIMITED
    Inventor: Seung-Yub Koo
  • Patent number: 11049525
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve transcript-based techniques for facilitating insertion of secondary video content into primary video content. For instance, a video editor presents a video editing interface having a primary video section displaying a primary video, a text-based navigation section having navigable portions of a primary video transcript, and a secondary video menu section displaying candidate secondary videos. In some embodiments, candidate secondary videos are obtained by using target terms detected in the transcript to query a remote data source for the candidate secondary videos. In embodiments involving video insertion, the video editor identifies a portion of the primary video corresponding to a portion of the transcript selected within the text-based navigation section. The video editor inserts a secondary video, which is selected from the candidate secondary videos based on an input received at the secondary video menu section, at the identified portion of the primary video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Bernd Huber, Bryan Russell, Gautham Mysore, Hijung Valentina Shin, Oliver Wang
  • Patent number: 11039223
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing multimedia streams, in particular to verify access rights to a content of said multimedia stream, the multimedia stream being provided by a server device connected to a communication network, and downloadable by a client device via data formatted in a markup language, by using software for browsing and displaying data formatted in a markup language, cooperating with software for reading multimedia streams, the multimedia stream comprising at least one video stream able to be displayed in the form of pixels in a display zone (42, 44, 46, 48) of a display screen of the client device. The method includes determining a display zone (42), allocated by said browsing and display software to the software for reading multimedia streams in order to display a video stream extracted from said multimedia stream, and recording at least one digital image formed by values of the pixels to be displayed in the display zone (42) determined at a given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: VIACCESS
    Inventor: Vincent Hamon
  • Patent number: 11025767
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display unit configured to display an image of which the viewing angle is changeable; and a controller configured to change the viewing angle of the displayed image in response to a user viewing change input, in response to a user selection of a first object included in the image, automatically change the viewing angle of the image such that the first object included in the image is continuously displayed on the display unit while the viewing angle is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junkyeong Park, Minkyoung Bae, Ingu Kang, Junghyun Lee, Byungjung Jang, Jungsun Lee
  • Patent number: 11010949
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program products for prioritizing the stacking order of virtualized objects within a z-index of an augmented reality system by presenting the most valuable, relevant or important information more prominently. Prioritization of the virtualized object may occur dynamically, as a function of the user's primary focus. As the user's primary focus changes from one physical object to another, the stacking order may change in response to the shift in focus. Embodiments may use one or more techniques to identify the primary focus such as the direction of the user's gaze, the focal point of one or more visual recording systems (i.e. cameras) or the user may manually highlight one or more objects via the HUD or interface of the augmented display system. The disclosed embodiments allow for the more predominate or relevant virtualized objects within the augmented display to receive priority, unobscured viewing by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Wayfair LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 11006188
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for outputting secondary media assets are disclosed. One or more secondary media assets may be associated with objects already existing within a first media asset. The one or more secondary media assets may be indicated according to a manifest file and may be output during execution of a trick play command during output of the first media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Leslie Chapman, Barry Mcmillan, Leemay Nassery, Austin Wells
  • Patent number: 11004470
    Abstract: Provided is a content reproduction device including: a controller configured to: acquire playlist information indicating a reproduction order position of plural pieces of content; acquire reproduction requirement information indicating a condition required for reproduction of each piece of content; acquire reproduction enabling condition information indicating a condition for enabling the reproduction on the content reproduction device; and determine based on the reproduction requirement information and the reproduction enabling condition information whether each of piece of content is reproducible on the content reproduction device; and a storage configured to store information that is based on a determination result obtained by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu Shirai
  • Patent number: 11005955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for social networking. Location-related data and other behavioral and exogenously generated characteristics are used to replace or supplement self-generated profiles in order to enhance the quality and trustworthiness of the matches made using the system and facilitate the inputting of profile information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventor: James S. Rosen
  • Patent number: 10997776
    Abstract: One example provides a computing device configured to capture, via the camera, first image data imaging a first physical world location, create a first spatial representation of the first physical world location based on the first image data, receive a user input defining a pose of a first virtual spatial anchor point relative to a feature imaged in the first image data, track user movement to a second physical world location, capture second image data imaging the second physical world location, receive a user input defining a pose of a second virtual spatial anchor point relative to a feature imaged in the second image data, and send, to a remote computing device, data representing the first spatial representation, the pose of first spatial anchor point, the second spatial representation, the pose of second spatial anchor point, and a positional relationship between first and second spatial anchor points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Reza Emami, Gabriel Takacs, Gavin Dean Lazarow, Skyler Mark Goodell
  • Patent number: 10997364
    Abstract: Systems for associating audio files with cells of a spreadsheet are provided. Both audio files and data may be associated with a single cell of the spreadsheet. An audio file may be recorded, retrieved from storage, or converted from a document (e.g., using text-to-speech technology) for association with a spreadsheet. Upon association, audio parameters may be viewed and/or manipulated by a user, providing audio processing functionality within a spreadsheet. Controls may be provided for listening to the audio file and/or playing the audio file in response to spreadsheet data satisfying a condition. Text transcriptions (e.g., speech-to-text) of audio files may be inserted into the spreadsheet. For low vision users, audio transcriptions (e.g., text-to-speech) of data may be generated and “played” for the user. Spreadsheet operations (e.g., sort and/or filter operations) may also be performed on a range of cells based on audio parameters of associated audio files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Canton, John Campbell, Samuel C. Radakovitz, Matthew Hart Fichtner, Carlos Augusto Otero, Benjamin Edward Rampson
  • Patent number: 10992720
    Abstract: A social networking system includes pages created by users for providing content related to topics of interest. An interaction engine captures data and maintains analytical information about how users interact with pages and posts. When a user takes an action such as liking a page or a post, the interaction engine updates the page's activity history to reflect the activity and information about the user who took the action. The interaction engine also measures the reach of pages and posts, by determining how and from where each user viewed the page and its contents. The interaction engine further tracks the community's interest in pages and posts by determining how many unique users create stories that include a page or its content. An insights module uses the data obtained by the interaction engine to synthesize graphical reports about page interactions and present the reports to page administrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Janaka Liyanage, Wenrui Zhao, Louis Eisenberg, Danilo Torres de Sa Resende, Eric Michel Giovanola, David Gross-Baser, Ami Vora, Srikant Ramakrishna Ayyar, Ajoy Joseph Frank
  • Patent number: 10992487
    Abstract: An operation method for an instant messenger server is provided. The method includes generating a schedule which depends on an account of a host in response to a schedule generation request of the host, determining invitees based on at least one of a chat room list and a friend list of the account of the host, synchronizing schedules which depend on accounts of users who participate in the schedule, based on whether at least one guest included in the invitees participates, and providing a notification of the schedule to at least one of the users who participate in the schedule, through a user interface (UI) of a chat room provided through the instant messaging service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Hyun Na Park, Won Iel Yoo, Hoi Moon Jeong, Seung Uk Jeong, Moon Seok Park, Mi Jin Kim, Se Hyun Park, Yeon Jin Lee, Kyung Don Kang
  • Patent number: 10977847
    Abstract: A video effects application executes on a client device having an image capture device and receives video data captured by the image capture device. The video effects application extracts information from the captured video data and stores the extracted information as metadata associated with the captured video data. For example, the video effects application identifies objects in the captured video data or identifies optical flow of the captured video data and stores the identified objects or identified optical flow as metadata associated with the captured video data. The video effects application stores information describing modifications to the captured video data in association with the captured video data. When the captured video data is presented, the captured video data, associated metadata, and information describing the modifications is communicated to a renderer, which uses the metadata to perform the identified modifications to the captured video data when presenting the captured video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hermes Germi Pique Corchs, Kirill A. Pugin, Razvan Gabriel Racasanu, Colin Todd Miller, Ragavan Srinivasan, Tomer Bar, Bryce David Redd
  • Patent number: 10977287
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a workflow framework that scriptwriters can utilize when developing scripts. A script can be parsed to identify one or more elements in a script, and various visual representations of the one or more elements and/or a scene characterized in the script can be automatically generated. A user may develop or edit the script which can be presented in a visual and temporal manner. Information parsed from the script can be stored in basic information elements, and used to create a knowledge bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasha Anna Schriber, Isabel Simo, Justine Fung, Daniel Inversini, Carolina Ferrari, Max Grosse, Markus Gross
  • Patent number: 10972810
    Abstract: One variation of a method for distributing a composition of audio and visual media includes: at a first computing device, generating a first meta file for a first composition, including pointers to an audio track and pointers to, positions and durations of video masks for, and an order for a set of videos; storing the first meta file and a portion of a private video, in the set of videos, in a remote database; serving the audio track and the set of videos to a second computing device for playback at the second computing device according to the first meta file; in response to modification of the first composition at the second computing device, generating a second meta file for a second composition defining a modified arrangement of the first composition; and storing the second meta file for local playback of the second composition at a third computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Lomotif Private Limited
    Inventor: Paul Yang Zhiwen
  • Patent number: 10972531
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for populating an information interface based upon social media data. For example, users may post, share, and/or discuss various information through social media sources. Accordingly, social media data may be obtained from such social media sources. The social media data may be grouped into sets of social media data based upon temporal information. Within the sets of social media data, social media entries may be clustered into topic clusters (e.g., a royal wedding topic cluster, a plane crash topic cluster, etc.). Event summaries may be generated for respective topic clusters. The event summaries may be used to populate timeslots of an information interface, such as a calendar or timeline, to create annotated timeslots. In this way, the information interface may provide users with an interactive view of events over a time period, such as a year-in-review, based upon social media data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Alonso, Vasileios Kandylas, Kartikay Khandelwal
  • Patent number: 10972777
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a content item, receiving a first token that comprises an identification of a date and a time when a first portion of the content item is obtained, a location where the first portion of the content item is obtained, or a combination thereof, and transmitting the content item and the first token to a database. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Robert Gratz, Jason Decuir, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 10969950
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for managing media item playback. A method includes presenting a media player in a first portion of a user interface (UI) on a mobile device, the media player to provide playback of a first media item. The method also includes receiving a user selection of a second media item via a second portion of the UI. The user selection indicates a user request to move the second media item from the second portion of the UI to the first portion of the UI. The method further includes upon receiving the user selection, causing the media player to provide playback of the second media item when playback of the first media item is complete. The method includes receiving, via a second portion of the UI, a user request to perform an activity that is independent of the viewing of the first media item or the second media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Darby, Clifford Curry, Bryce Gibson Reid, Andrey Doronichev, Andrew Janich, Alan Joyce, Taeho Ko, Justin Lewis, Kevin Greene
  • Patent number: 10949059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of controlling an entity displayed on a user interface of a computer device, the method implemented by computer readable code executed by a processor of the computer device, the method comprising: detecting a user input at a first location on the user interface; detecting that the user input continues along a user input trace to a second location; determining a distance along a direct path between the first and second locations; calculating a speed of movement of the entity based on the determined distance; and generating for display a number of graphical indicators to be displayed on the user interface at locations spaced from one another between the first and second locations, wherein the number of displayed indicators represent the speed of movement of the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Xavier Palau, Pere Balsach, Damia Vazquez, Kamil Fazil
  • Patent number: 10952004
    Abstract: A system for enabling spatial delivery of multi-source audio data to a user based on a multi-layer audio stack is provided. The multi-layer audio stack includes a central layer located within a predetermined vertical distance from a reference line associated with the user, such as the horizon line of the user. The multi-layer audio stack can also include an upper layer located above the central layer and/or a lower layer located below the central layer. Audio data from multiple sources are collected and prioritized based on context data gathered for the user. Audio data on which the user would like to focus is assigned the highest priority and delivered on the central layer. Audio data that the user does not currently focus on, but would like to visit next, can be assigned a lower priority and be delivered in the upper layer or the lower layer. The user can shift the multi-layer audio stack up or down to navigate through the audio data rendered at different layers of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: George Michael Valavanis
  • Patent number: 10936180
    Abstract: A user interface for medical information includes a timeline that can be highlighted or selected by a time window with a time duration, and the information plots of biomarkers displayed in subsystem displays can update to display the biomarker information for the time duration highlighted by the time window. The trendline, baseline, and data points shown on the information plot(s) can also be adjusted to display only information during the time duration highlighted or selected by the time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Q Bio, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Kaditz, Robert A. Novoa
  • Patent number: 10931995
    Abstract: A solution for transferring audiovisual data between devices is provided. A device, for example a guest device, wishes to transfer audiovisual data to a device in a host local network. The guest device connects to a server in a wide area network via the host local network. The guest device selects, via its connection to the server and from a list, provided by the server, of devices in the host local network, a device present in the host local network. The guest device retrieves via the list connection parameters for transferring audiovisual data to the selected device. The guest device connects to the selected device in the host local network using the retrieved connection parameters and transfers audiovisual data to the selected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Laurent Dauvin, Christophe Jollivet, Ludovic Havet
  • Patent number: 10902059
    Abstract: A user interface device provides access to at least one of a plurality of digital content sources. The interface device is configured to catalog the plurality of digital content sources to correspond to a plurality of channels in a tuning band, to present the plurality of channels sequentially in response to a user initiated tuning movement, and to select one of the sequentially presented channels for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Lee Morse, Vincent Tong, Brook Leonard Eaton
  • Patent number: 10904209
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to technologies for providing over the top streaming for one or more clients of a network. A network is formed among the network among customer premises equipment. The customer premises equipment may include at least a gateway and the one or more clients. A user selection for over the top (OTT) content is received. The OTT content is received and includes one or more cue points. The gateway is marked as a proxy server in response to receiving the one or more cue points. Proxy data is received from the gateway corresponding to the one or more cue points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Krishna Prasad Panje
  • Patent number: 10902187
    Abstract: In an aspect, a computerized method for generating processed files of deposition testimony transcript designations may include accessing a file containing designations of contents of a textual transcript, quarantining errors in the designations, and generating a processed file containing processed designations of contents of the textual transcript having quarantined errors removed therefrom. In another aspect, a computerized method of generating designations for a deposition testimony transcript may include accessing designation information regarding designations made with respect to text of the deposition testimony transcript, accessing rules for generating designations based on the designation information, and generating the designations based on the rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Designation Station, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher John Grimm
  • Patent number: 10902654
    Abstract: Methods and systems for structuring, storing and displaying time series data in a user interface. One system includes processors executing instructions to determine, from time series data from a first sensor, a first subset of time series data for the first batch from the first start time and the first end time, determine, from the time series data from the first sensor, a second subset of time series data for the second batch from the second start time and the second end time, generate a time series user interface comprising a chart, the chart including a first plot for the first subset of time series data and a second plot for the second subset of time series data, the first plot being aligned to the second plot, and cause presentation of the time series user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: John McRaven, Francis Chen, Shuyang Li, Spencer Tank, Xavier Falco
  • Patent number: 10895972
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting time series for analysis. A method includes presenting a first visualization of summary information for an initial data set of a plurality of batches, presenting a filtered data set of the initial data set having a first batch identifier associated with a first batch and the second batch identifier associated with a second batch, executing a time series connector including transmitting a request to a time series application, the request comprising the first batch identifier, the second batch identifier, and the time series configuration data. The method further includes causing presentation of a user interface comprising a chart including a first plot for first time series data for the first batch identifier and a second plot for second time series data for the second batch identifier, the chart configured to the time series configuration data, and the first plot is aligned to the second plot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Anton Apostolatos, Pedro Sanzovo, Francis Chen, John McRaven, Miranda Luna, Sahiba Sachdeva, Xavier Falco
  • Patent number: 10893320
    Abstract: A client device accesses a video input stream from an intermediate device for display. The client device analyzes the video input stream to determine that the video input stream matches a template indicating a change of speed. In some example embodiments, the analysis is performed while the client device is generating a video output stream that replaces video content received from a content source via the intermediate device. Based on the video input stream matching the template, the client device modifies the video output stream to show the change of speed. For example, commercials transmitted from a national content provider to a smart TV via a set-top box may be replaced with targeted commercials. During the replacement, fast-forwarding of the commercial may be detected by matching a template with the video input stream. While the video input stream is being fast-forwarded, the smart TV fast-forwards the targeted commercial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus K. Cremer, Peter Dunker, Steven D. Scherf, David Henry Pearce, Sherman Ling Fung Li, Wilson Harron, Konstantinos Antonios Dimitriou, Dewey Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10891940
    Abstract: An approach for optimizing a confidence score threshold that is used to recognize a target word(s) in an audio source. A variety of potential instances of the target word can be detected and classified using an initial confidence score threshold value. Each potential instance of the target word is audibly reviewed and validated by a user. After a determination of the correctness of each potential instance's classification, a different confidence score threshold value can be used to produce an updated set of classification results without requiring the user to revalidate the results. By using a variety of confidence score threshold values to produce various sets of classification results, an optimized confidence threshold setting can be determined for the identified target word based on minimizing errors in the various results. This value can then be applied for future analysis of the target word in an audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Steven K. Mammen, Patrick M. McDaniel, Karl H. Koster
  • Patent number: 10893334
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) content delivery system has a VOD Application Server which manages a database of templates for presentation of video content elements of different selected types categorized in hierarchical order. A web-based Content Management System receives content uploaded online in file formats with metadata for title and topical area, and automatically converts it into video data format compatible with the VOD content delivery system indexed by title and topical area. A User Interface for the system delivers listings data to the viewer's TV indexed by title and topical area specified by the uploaded metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 10885215
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device searches encrypted objects stored in a secure virtual storage space is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the device receives a search query that includes a set of tokens and encrypts the set of tokens. The device further creates a hashed set of encrypted tokens using a second hash function. In addition, the device sends the hashed set of encrypted tokens to a first search server as a query. Furthermore, the device receives, from the first search server, a first set of encrypted object names as a search result. The device additionally determines a set of client-side indexes to search by hashing at least some of the first set of encrypted object names using a first hash function. The device further decrypts the set of encrypted object names. The additionally searches the set of client-side indexes using the set of decrypted object names.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Duncan MacDougall Greatwood
  • Patent number: 10877717
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to present an intuitive visual user interface for audio equalization. In the context of a method includes defining at least two locations upon the visual user interface. Each location is associated with a predefined audio equalization characteristic. The method also causes first and second configurable elements to be provided by the visual user interface. Further, the method includes associating an audio equalization characteristic with the first configurable element based upon a location of the first configurable element relative to the at least two locations. The second configurable element provides a visual representation of the audio equalization characteristic based upon the location of the first configurable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Jussi Virolainen
  • Patent number: 10872450
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for displaying information by animation. The method includes: creating different interfaces corresponding to different visible areas; determining a visible interface among the created interfaces, displaying the visible interface, and hiding the other interfaces; and displaying, when receiving a trigger of displaying a visible area, an interface corresponding to the visible area in an animated manner, and hiding interfaces other than the interface corresponding to the visible area. The present invention avoids occurrence of flashing after the end of animation that is caused by coercive rearrangement of a control and adverse to the effect of animated display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xungeng Li, Linzhou Zheng, Qian Jiang, Dan Liu, Muheng Duan, Yu Chen, Yanmin Yang, Mao Wang, Xiaowen Yao, Zongqing Wang, Qing Wang
  • Patent number: 10866689
    Abstract: To indirectly express a state change of an information processing apparatus. An information processing apparatus includes a display control unit that generates a display screen including a background object, and the display control unit moves the background object in accordance with a state change of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hama, Shoichiro Moriya, Takahiro Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10856093
    Abstract: The invention refers to a system for handling digital content including an input interface, a calculator, and an output interface. The input interface receives digital content and includes a plurality of input channels. At least one input channel receives digital content from a sensor or a group of sensors belonging to a recording session. The calculator provides output digital content by adapting received digital content to a reproduction session in which the output digital content is to be reproduced. The output interface outputs the output digital content and includes a plurality of output channels, wherein at least one output channel outputs the output digital content to an actuator or a group of actuators belonging to the reproduction session. Further, the input interface, the calculator, and the output interface are connected with each other via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HOLOSBASE GMBH
    Inventors: Herbert Buchner, Hakim Ziad
  • Patent number: 10853555
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10845952
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention hereby presented provides a means to display a first set of, for instance, documents in conjunction with a second set of documents when the second set of documents would not necessarily fit in the query used to select the documents of the first set of documents and/or would not necessarily fit the collation of the first set of documents. The second set of documents so located in relationship with the first set of documents having a beneficial effect for the understanding of the first set of documents. A system and a GUI thereof is also hereby presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: 9224-5489 QUEBEC Inc.
    Inventors: Mathieu Audet, Francois Cassistat
  • Patent number: 10846046
    Abstract: Example implementations may involve generating and displaying media items contexts related to media playback systems in social media posts. In an example, a computing system of a social media service receives data representing a playback history of one or more particular audio tracks that were played back at a media playback system, and a particular account of the social media service that is registered with the media playback system. In response, the computing system generates a social-media post for the particular account of the social media service, the social-media post including that an indication of the one or more particular audio tracks that were played back at the media playback system during the playback session. The computing system displays the generated social-media post in respective feeds of multiple accounts of the social media service that are connected to the particular account within a social network of the social media service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Corbin, Abhishek Kumar, Ron Kuper, Gregory Paul Ramsperger, Andrej Sarkic
  • Patent number: 10841028
    Abstract: A system and method of analyzing and presenting user-supplied media at a sporting event is described herein. A user may collect data using a mobile device at a sporting event. The data may be analyzed by an application on the mobile device to determine if the data comprises an event at the sporting event. The data may be combined with data from a plurality of mobile devices to create a combined data set for distribution. The fan may be rewarded for the contribution to the combined data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FanThreeSixty, LLC
    Inventors: Nic Kline, Bart Hampton
  • Patent number: 10838582
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a mobile autonomous dynamic graphical user interface is described. An illustrative system comprises a location-capable component, a user preference module, a server, a means for generating a display menu, and a wireless formatting engine. The location-capable component determines a location for a wireless device. The user preference module includes a variety of user preferences. The server selects targeted content based on the user preferences and the location of the wireless device. The selected content includes at least one user selectable menu button. A display menu is generated that includes the user selectable button. The wireless formatting engine formats the display menu and selected content for the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEXRF CORP.
    Inventor: Michael A. Kerr