Video Interface Patents (Class 715/719)
  • Patent number: 10462526
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a display unit configured to display a plurality of icons; an input interface unit configured to receive a request from a remote control device to control the operation of the display device; and a control unit configured to control the display unit and the input interface unit, wherein the control unit configured to play a broadcast program, and if a favorites icon from among the plurality of icons is selected during playback of the broadcast program, display one or more of a favorites channel list and a favorites program list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Uniyoung Kim, Goeun Lee, Ryunghwa Rhee, David Kempe, Keith Weng, Colin Zhao, Mercedes Mapua, Brian Behnke
  • Patent number: 10460016
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for playing multimedia in a browser of a User equipment. The method includes: playing a multimedia file in a multimedia playing container located in a browser visible area; moving the browser visible area, and monitoring a position of the multimedia playing container relative to the browser visible area; and setting, in case of determining according to the position of the multimedia playing container relative to the browser visible area that the multimedia playing container is moved out of the browser visible area, a position attribute of the multimedia playing container to move the multimedia playing container into the browser visible area. By using the embodiments of the present disclosure, a user can still normally browse multimedia when a multimedia playing area is moved out of a current visible area of the browser screen, and operational complexity is also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lianghu Wang, Jie Liu, Mingming He
  • Patent number: 10437452
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus which makes it easier to avoid a condition in which the viewing of on-screen elements included in a web page is interfered with. An information processing apparatus displays a main display area that represents content of a web page on a screen of a display device. The information processing apparatus identifies, among a plurality of on-screen elements of interest, an on-screen element of interest that enters or departs from the main display area as the web page is scrolled along a given scrolling direction, when the web page that includes the plurality of on-screen elements of interest and that can be scrolled along the given scrolling direction appears in the main display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Rei Kashima, Takehiro Ogita, Junko Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10440409
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a method and to a device allowing an access control system to be applied to the protection of streamed video. The inventive system and associated method allow an existing access control system of Marlin type to be used innovatively based on the execution of two successive operation phases allowing DRM rights to be acquired followed by the delivery of content and the decryption thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 4T S.A.
    Inventors: David Naccache, Lukasz Jeczminski, Mateusz Zajakala, Jas Saini
  • Patent number: 10432907
    Abstract: An electronic system and a method for creating an image includes a display arranged to display a plurality of two-dimensional representations within a three-dimensional space, wherein the plurality of two-dimensional representations are arranged to individually represent a portion of a three-dimensional object within the three-dimensional space; and an imager arranged to capture the plurality of two-dimensional representations being displayed within the three-dimensional space; wherein the plurality of two-dimensional representations in a plurality of predefined positions are combined to form an image representative of the three-dimensional object within the three-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Miu Ling Lam, Yaozhun Huang, Sze Chun Tsang, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 10425976
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth herein disclose techniques for enabling a user device to seamlessly establish a secure, high-bandwidth wireless connection with a vehicle accessory system to enable the user device to wirelessly stream user interface (UI) information to the vehicle accessory system. To implement this technique, a lower-bandwidth wireless technology (e.g., Bluetooth) is used as an initial means for establishing a Wi-Fi pairing between the user device and the vehicle accessory system. Wi-Fi parameters associated with a Wi-Fi network provided by the vehicle accessory system can be communicated to the user device using the lower-bandwidth wireless technology. A secure Wi-Fi connection can then be established between the user device and the vehicle accessory system using the provided Wi-Fi parameters. The embodiments also disclose a technique for enabling the user device to automatically reconnect with the vehicle accessory system in a seamless manner (e.g., when returning to a vehicle).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Borges, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky, Michael J. Giles, Andre M. Boule, Brian D. Pietsch, Artiom Shamis, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Christopher R. Whitney, Tanya G. Kancheva, Friedrich W. Drees
  • Patent number: 10416845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting content that depicts one or more stories are provided. Content that depicts one or more stories is received from a first client device. The content that depicts the one or more stories is grouped into an edition being used to represent the one or more stories. A discovery page that enables selection of the edition is generated. Presentation of the discovery page is caused on a second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Nicholas James Bell, Andrew Cooper, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10388325
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein provide a non-disruptive natural user interface (NUI). In aspects, the NUI input is captured within a media that is to be transmitted to a recipient. Including the NUI input within the transferred media would cause a disruption to the user experience when viewing or listening to the media. Aspects of the technology described herein identify and remove, or otherwise obscure, the NUI input, while maintaining the surrounding portion of media content that does not include the NUI command. Exemplary media that can be used with the technology described herein includes images, videos, and audio transmissions. A non-disruptive NUI input can be provided when recording a media for subsequent transmission or during a synchronous media communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eyal Badash, Adi L. Miller, Haim Somech
  • Patent number: 10389975
    Abstract: A communication terminal comprising circuitry, a method of outputting moving images, and a computer-readable non-transitory recording medium storing a program for causing a computer to execute the method. The communication terminal and the method includes receiving an event related to an initiation of communication with a counterpart communication terminal, inputting moving images output by an external device, and outputting the moving images input by the inputting to a display. After the receiving receives the event related to the initiation of communication, the outputting includes reducing a frame rate of the moving images to be output to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10376795
    Abstract: A spectating system that generates game inputs based on spectating inputs and provides the game inputs to game systems according to an application programming interface (API). The spectating inputs may include spectator participation statistics, text chat inputs, audio inputs, and spectator interactions with a spectating user interface. The game inputs may include random numbers based on the spectating inputs that may be used as entropy sources for games. The game inputs may also include parameter inputs that provide values for parameters in the game based on spectating inputs. The spectators may become involved in the games being broadcast by influencing game play via the spectating inputs. Game play for the players may be enhanced by providing interesting variations in game play based on the spectating inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Garg, Ethan Zane Evans, David Hendrik Verfaillie, Patrick Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10372410
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to receive metadata for audio content associated with an audio content item for presentation in a news feed to be displayed on a screen of a computing device associated with a user. The metadata is transformed for display in the audio content item. The transformed metadata is displayed in the audio content item. In addition, systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to present an audio content item in a news feed to be displayed on a screen of a computing device associated with a user. An input by the user for scrolling the news feed and the audio content item on the screen is received. A pop out player is presented in response to disappearance of the audio content item from the screen based on the scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Matthew Quirino, Michael Luis Cerda, Holly Marie Ormseth
  • Patent number: 10363488
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining highlights from broadcasts in spectating environments. A highlight service obtains highlight data for broadcasts including game- and participant-specified events, audio input, and text chat, analyzes the highlight data to determine notable events (highlights) in the broadcasts, and extracts highlight segments from the broadcasts according to the determined events. Highlight reels may be created from the highlight segments according to one or more highlight selection criteria and/or spectator preferences. The highlight service may provide access to the highlights and highlight reels via a highlight user interface (UI). The spectators may selectively view the highlights or highlight reels via the highlight UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Willette, Patrick Gilmore, Ethan Zane Evans, Michael Martin George, Michael Anthony Frazzini
  • Patent number: 10362224
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying comment clusters for panoramic content segments. A panoramic content segment of digital content may be hosted to client computing platforms. User comment information may be received. The user comment information may convey user comments, include time indications for a duration of a content segment, and/or include location indications for a panorama of the panoramic content segment. A comment distribution may be determined from the user comment information. A comment cluster may be identified based on the comment distribution. View information may be received from a client computing platform. Whether a view range associated with the comment cluster identified is located within or outside one or more visible ranges of viewing angles selected by the user may be determined. Alert information may be generated and/or transmitted for effectuating presentation of a notification on the client computing platform associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Turley, David Chalmers, Todd Garnet Wagner, Karan Nischol
  • Patent number: 10345897
    Abstract: A spectating system that generates game inputs based on spectator inputs and interactions, and provides the game inputs to game systems according to an application programming interface (API). The spectating system may allow spectators to interact with and affect a game being broadcast via inputs to and interactions with user interface (UI) elements presented on the spectating UI. Spectators may affect or influence the game, objects within the game universe, events within the game, or the players in the game via the UI elements on the spectating UI. The spectators may become involved in the games being broadcast by influencing game play via the spectating inputs. Game play for the players may be enhanced by providing interesting variations in game play based on the spectating inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hendrik Verfaillie, Hok Peng Leung, Patrick Gilmore, Ethan Zane Evans, Michael Anthony Willette, Christopher Paul Dury, Collin Charles Davis, Richard Bantegui, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Michael Martin George
  • Patent number: 10341716
    Abstract: Disclosed a live interaction system, an information sending method, an information receiving method and device, and belongs to the technical field of Internet. The system includes at least one client and an interaction platform. the client is configured to send to the interaction platform an interaction instruction for instructing the interaction platform to add an interaction prop into a live stream; and the interaction platform is configured to intercept an image frame from the current live stream, generate instant feedback information according to the image frame and the interaction prop indicated by the interaction instruction, and send the instant feedback information to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ao Peng
  • Patent number: 10306293
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a media server, a request for a media stream from a client device. The method further includes sending, from the media server, a combined media stream to the client device via a streaming session. The combined media stream includes the requested media stream and interactive content. The interactive content is configured to cause a media player of the client device to display the interactive content concurrently with the media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dean Talvensaari, James S. Sherry, Jan Martin Borgersen, Scott Kellicker
  • Patent number: 10284789
    Abstract: An image-capture device and method are disclosed. The image-capture device renders an application interface comprising a first preview of a scene to be captured by the image-capture device that comprises at least a first object. The image-capture device detects an undesired object in the first preview of the scene based on a selection of the first object. The detected undesired object is removed from the first preview of the scene. The image-capture device fills a portion of the first preview of the scene that corresponds to the removed undesired object in the first preview of the scene with at least one of a background region or a foreground region. The image-capture device generates a second preview of the scene based on the remove and the fill. The image-capture device further captures and generates an image of the scene based on the generated second preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ananya Banik, Madhvesh Sulibhavi
  • Patent number: 10282280
    Abstract: A method and system are presented that can model a video game in a state graph. The nodes can be configured to represent actions are performable in the video game. Using the state graph and test logs that journal actions performed by testers that played the video game, a plurality of scripts can be generated representing actions different users may perform when playing the video game. Further, by applying a probabilistic analysis to the test logs, weights can be applied to the state graph that reflect the likelihood that a user performs a particular action subsequent to a previously performed action. By generating a random walk of the state diagram, a script to simulate a player may be generated. By generating many scripts to simulate many players, it is possible to perform full scale realistic testing of the video game that matches the way human users play the video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Polina Igorevna Gouskova, Glen Alan Van Datta, Farah Mariam Ali
  • Patent number: 10284901
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a display control program that causes a computer to execute a process including, in response to a selection of a retrieval item from a plurality of retrieval items, displaying an input area of a retrieval condition corresponding to the selected retrieval item, displaying, in an area different from the input area, a retrieval result retrieved according to a retrieval condition entered in the input area, while maintaining the display of the input area, receiving a selection of any content from a plurality of contents included in the retrieval results, and in response to the selection, displaying an reproduction area that reproduces an image or a video image corresponding to the selected content while maintaining the display of the retrieval results, the reproduction area overlapping at least a part or a whole of the input area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Oguchi, Hideo Kamada, Tatsuma Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10269208
    Abstract: Methods and systems for incorporating captured live event data into one or more virtual environments are described. For instance, a system can include a plurality of digital video capturing devices configured to capture real-time events that occur during a plurality of live events in respective live environments to generate real-time multimedia data. A computing system can receive the real-time multimedia data, generate virtual multimedia data, and incorporate the real-time multimedia data and the virtual multimedia data to generate hybrid multimedia data for a plurality of hybrid events in respective hybrid environments such that the hybrid events occur substantially simultaneously with the real-time events. A user interface is displayed on a mobile electronic device which presents the hybrid environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Genting Intellectual Property Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chee Heong Lim, Chee Keng Wong, Yong Cheong H'Ng, Kheng Sin Teh, Way Loon Leong
  • Patent number: 10262342
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein can leverage dynamic data, fields and implied information from arbitrary web sites, mobile apps and other forms of online media to create a universal variable map and automatically generate deep-linked ads utilizing the universal variable map, linking any arbitrary web site, mobile app, network, Internet TV channel, and other forms of online media to any other such arbitrary web site, mobile app, network, Internet TV channel, and other forms of online media. The automatically generated deep-linked ads can be inserted into any ad server and served out from there in real-time. A deep-linked ad thus presented to a user can take the user from a starting page on one site or application where the ad is displayed directly to a resulting page such as a checkout page on another site or mobile application, with pertinent information already pre-populated, and action already initiated for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Metarail, Inc.
    Inventors: Narendra Nath, Mallikarjun Hiremani
  • Patent number: 10264305
    Abstract: A, method, apparatus, system, computer readable medium, and article of manufacture provide the ability to deliver a media content deliverable. Media content is selected. One or more clients that will receive the selected media content are selected. Independently from additional user input, one or more files are automatically and dynamically selected based on the selected media content and one or more selected clients. The selected files are scheduled for delivery to the clients. Delivery of the one or more files to the selected one or more clients is then confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arjun Ramamurthy, Kai Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 10257299
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for facilitating user subscription to content from a content provider are provided. For example, a message interface provides access to messages associated with a user message address of a user. A content recommendation to subscribe to content of a content provider is generated and populated within the message interface (e.g., a recommendation to subscribe to a gardening newsletter). Responsive to the user interacting with the content recommendation, a subscribe option is displayed through the message interface. The user can use the subscribe option to quickly and efficiently create a user subscription to the content without transitioning away from the message interface. Information used to create the user subscription can be prefilled in order to reduce the amount of user actions needed for creating the user subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Suhas Sadanandan, Kevin Christopher Day, David Anthony LeRoy
  • Patent number: 10257577
    Abstract: A set of media playback and device settings data from each home appliance of a first set of home appliances is stored on a central server and/or sent to a remote control device upon initiation of a suspend command by a user. The stored media and devices states may be used at a later time to control the first set of home appliances, or a user may, after relocating to a second set of home appliances, initiate a resume state command whereupon media playback and device settings data from the central server and/or remote control device controls each home appliance in the second set of home appliances to bring about the same or substantially similar media and device states as in the first set of home appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Christopher Chambers, Wayne Scott, Mark Momot
  • Patent number: 10235712
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating product image maps are disclosed. An image containing at least one object is received, and the object is extracted to determine whether it corresponds to a product available via an electronic commerce system. An image map can be generated so that a user interface including hyperlinks to the product in the electronic commerce system can be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anand Varadarajan
  • Patent number: 10225617
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating, distributing, and/or presenting social networking content in conjunction with video content are described. In accordance with various embodiments, social networking related information, e.g., comments, remarks and/or a twitter feed, are displayed in conjunction with the display of video to which the social networking information relates. The social networking related information may be displayed on the same or a different device from that which is used to display the video comments. In some embodiments, the social networking information, e.g., comments on a program, event or broadcast, are displayed on a personal computer or other device such as a mobile telephone, while video content is being viewed, e.g., on a television which is provided video content via a set top box. A knowledgeable moderator can review, supplement, add and delete comments in real time enhancing the overall social networking session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Steven Copertino, Brent William Brooks, Corinne Kerns Lowry, Joshua Charles Goldstein, Noah Mittman, Rosalie Ehrlich, Russell R. Alderson, Sanjay Cherubala, Sean MacDonald, Virginia Welford Miracle
  • Patent number: 10219027
    Abstract: A user may employ a user device (e.g., a television (TV) and a set-top box (STB)) to access a television system via a network. The television system may include one or more content servers (CSs) (e.g., a VOD server, an HTTP server, or other media server) for providing, among other things, a VOD service to the user and a broadcast transmission system for transmitting a multitude of linear television channels. Television system and/or user device is/are operable to enable the user to interact with an enhanced TV service (ETS) that allows the user to easily navigate among various different programmed linear channels (a.k.a., “streaming channels”) and VOD services. The ETS may be hosted in the television system, in user device, or in a combination of the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Donna M. O'Neill, Kevin Boone, David J. Del Beccaro
  • Patent number: 10210907
    Abstract: An interactive video/multimedia application (IVM application) may specify one or more media assets for playback. The IVM application may define the rendering, composition, and interactivity of one or more the assets, such as video. Video multimedia application data (IVMA data may) be used to define the behavior of the IVM application. The IVMA data may be embodied as a standalone file in a text or binary, compressed format. Alternatively, the IVMA data may be embedded within other media content. A video asset used in the IVM application may include embedded, content-aware metadata that is tightly coupled to the asset. The IVM application may reference the content-aware metadata embedded within the asset to define the rendering and composition of application display elements and user-interactivity features. The interactive video/multimedia application (defined by the video and multimedia application data) may be presented to a viewer in a player application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Hari Kalva
  • Patent number: 10194191
    Abstract: A display apparatus, a method for executing an application thereof, an external device remotely controlling the display apparatus, and a method for providing an application control screen thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a display that displays an application execution screen, the application execution screen displaying an application; a communication unit that communicates with an external server and an external device that remotely controls the display apparatus; and a control unit that transmits to the external device a generation signal that instructs the external device to generate an application control screen in response to receiving an input command to execute the application, controls the communication unit to receive a command from the external device input through the application control screen, and operates the application according to the received command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo-youn Kim, Yong-hwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 10193940
    Abstract: Described herein is a system that generates and displays an interactive timeline for a teleconference session, where the interactive timeline includes a representation of supplemental recorded content that has been added after a live viewing of the teleconference session has ended. The system can inject the supplemental recorded content into previously recorded content or append the supplemental recorded content to the interactive timeline. Moreover, the system can cause the supplemental recorded content to subsequently be displayed in one of multiple different views. Furthermore, the system can generate and/or distribute a notification of the supplemental recorded content so that participants to the teleconference session can be made aware of additional activity contributed to the teleconference session (e.g., by someone who missed the live viewing of the teleconference session).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jose A. Rodriguez, Jason Thomas Faulkner, Casey Baker, Sonu Arora, Christopher Welsh, Kevin D. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10187689
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a set-top box records playback content. The playback content comprises at least one frame that displays first media content and a first advertisement simultaneously. Moreover, the first advertisement is associated with an expiry date. The set-top box receives a selection to view the playback content on a viewing date and determines that the viewing date is past the expiry date associated with the first advertisement. When the viewing date is past the expiry date associated with the first advertisement, the set-top box updates the playback content by replacing the first advertisement in the at least one frame of the playback content with a second advertisement. The set-top box communicates the updated playback content to a display device. The updated playback content comprises at least one frame that displays media content and the second advertisement simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc
    Inventors: Hai Nguyen, Binny Asarikuniyil, Sudheer Bandela, Heather Truong
  • Patent number: 10181246
    Abstract: The Universal User Variable Control Utility (UUVCU) is a method and system provided to allow users increased variable control over electronic communication. This invention allows users to vary (not limited) symbols; color, movement rate, and add text. With this invention a child can manually or automatically signal a parent when in danger, a senior citizen or a Veteran can alert loved ones or caregivers in life threatening times of need. UUVCU in helping people provides real world value accomplished through practical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: William David Jackson
  • Patent number: 10168669
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to obtain at least one of a sunrise time and a sunset time for a current location of the apparatus; obtain a plurality of calendar events from a calendar application; display a time axis on a screen, and display, relative to the time axis, a plurality of symbols corresponding to at least part of the plurality of calendar events, and display, relative to the time axis, at least one of: an indication of sunrise corresponding to the sunrise time, and an indication of sunset corresponding to the sunset time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amer Sports Digital Services Oy
    Inventors: Niko Knappe, Michael Miettinen
  • Patent number: 10158892
    Abstract: Systems and methods of emulating a conversation about a thematic content event are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment receives a member dialog video from a community member who is a member of a plurality of community members, wherein the member dialog video includes video and audio portions, and wherein the member dialog video expresses at least one of a personal opinion and a personal viewpoint about the thematic content event; generates dialog text from the audio portion of each received member dialog video, wherein the dialog text comprises words and phrases spoken by the community member in the member dialog video; receives a modified thematic content event; compares the words and phrases of the dialog text with the plurality of keywords; and associates at least one portion of the member dialog video having the words and phrases of the dialog text that match with the matching keyword of the anchor point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Brandon Newell, Omar Khan
  • Patent number: 10134445
    Abstract: An extraction device includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes: extracting a point as an end of the turn at bat from footage of a baseball game in which a point representing a start of a turn at bat has been associated with information indicating respective specified outcomes of the turn at bat, the extracted point being subsequent to a cut including a final pitch scene in the turn at bat and being prior to which cuts have transitioned a number of times, the number of times being determined according to an outcome of the turn at bat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Oguchi, Miho Sakai
  • Patent number: 10136173
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically displaying hyperlinks in a video based on various factors associated with a device at which the video is played and/or a user of the device. In one or more aspects, a system includes a request component configured to receive a request to play a video hosted by a media provider. The system further includes a selection component configured to select a subset of links included in a set of links associated with the video to provide with the video when it is played in response to the request based in part on a number of links included in the set of links, wherein graphical elements respectively representative of the links included in the subset of links are configured to be displayed over the video when the video is played in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Patent number: 10133705
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting content that depicts one or more stories are provided. Content that depicts one or more stories is received from a first client device. The content that depicts the one or more stories is grouped into an edition being used to represent the one or more stories. A discovery page that enables selection of the edition is generated. Presentation of the discovery page is caused on a second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Nicholas James Bell, Andrew Cooper, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10123088
    Abstract: A multimedia device determines that the user is attempting to tune to a channel. In response to the determination, the multimedia device identifies a list of channels likely to be the channel to which the user is attempting to tune. The multimedia device displays a channel tuning banner that allows the user to select a channel from the list, thereby causing the multimedia device to tune to the selected channel. In another context, users want to locate scheduling information for a particular channel within an electronic program guide (EPG). Thus, a multimedia device receives search criteria from a user and uses the search criteria to dynamically filter the EPG while the user is interacting with the EPG. As a result, the user is presented with a reduced number of EPG entries to look through in order to find relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Preston, Irvan Krantzler
  • Patent number: 10120854
    Abstract: Application/document collaboration in a multi-device environment is provided. An application and associated document or other content, for example, a spreadsheet application and associated spreadsheet documents and content may be displayed on one or more endpoint display devices. A presenter may control the application/document from another device, for example, a smartphone, tablet-style computer, laptop computer, desktop computer, and the like. User interactions on the presenter control device may be reflected on the display device, including, document navigation, document editing, document entry, and the like. Document content may be previewed on the control device before it is sent to the display device. Document metadata and/or presenter notes/comments, etc., may be displayed only on the control device, but not on the display device, as desired by the presenter/user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Campbell, Carlos Augusto Otero
  • Patent number: 10120565
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods and systems for presenting interactive media items. In one aspect, a method includes publishing, by a server system, an interactive media item, the publishing comprising providing access for a playback of the interactive media item based on metadata for the interactive media item. The metadata is generated using information associated with the interactive media item and including a mapping of an effect parameter for a first effect of the one or more effects to a touch input gesture. Playback includes, in response to detecting a first user input gesture corresponding to the touch input gesture, applying the first effect to the presented interactive media item. The applying of the first effect includes determining the effect parameter according to one or more characteristics of the first user input gesture, based on the mapping of the effect parameter to the touch input gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Snibbe, Graham McDermott, Justin Ponczek, Spencer Schoeben, Jesse Fulton
  • Patent number: 10079002
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for modifying graphical element according to an environment. In one example, a method includes receiving inputs from one or more environmental detectors that indicate an environment, receiving identification of one or more graphical elements at a graphical user interface, and modifying the identified graphical elements to adjust member effort interacting with the identified graphical elements and according to the environment of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samish Chandra Kolli, Sivakumar Loganathan
  • Patent number: 10028007
    Abstract: A home screen display unit arranges and displays a plurality of content icons indicating a plurality of pieces of content in a first area in a content zone screen. If a specific content icon is focused on by the cursor and if a preset determination operation is performed, a content playback unit starts playback of the content indicated by the focused icon. If a specific content icon is focused on by the cursor, a related information acquiring unit acquires related information relating to the content that is indicated by the focused icon that is registered in an external device from the external device without starting playback of the content. A home screen display unit displays the acquired related information in a second area of the content zone screen and displays, if related information is updated, the updated related information in the second area so as to replace the related information displayed until that moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: George Arriola, Anahi Bagu Casas, Shinji Kimura, Shigeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Motoki Kobayashi, Shuji Hiramatsu, Yumiko Tanaka, Taku Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10021441
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing a subscription to a plurality of content providers and the irretrievably referring users to an interface of the content provider to directly consume media programs provided by the content providers is disclosed. The method irretrievably passes users to content providers so that the user can view media programs from those content providers using the content provider's application, while providing a central source for users to locate media programs available from a plurality of content providers and to subscribe for access to such media programs. This construct permits content providers to retain control over the user viewing experience and to encourage the user to view further media programs from the same content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FOX NETWORKS GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: David Bradley Wertheimer, Michael Alan Gooch, Steven Arthur Thorpe, Bryan Jose Gonzalez, Alexander Moore St. Laurent
  • Patent number: 10021442
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for causing a stunt switcher to run a bug-removal digital-video effect (DVE). In one aspect, a method involves selecting a first log-entry from a traffic log, wherein the first log-entry corresponds to a bug-removal DVE stored in the stunt switcher; selecting a second log-entry from the traffic log, wherein the second log-entry corresponds to a show-segment video-component (VC) and a start time; causing the VC to start being channeled through the stunt switcher proximate the start time; making a determination that a threshold time-period remains in a show portion of the VC; and responsive to making the determination that the threshold time-period remains in the show portion of the VC, causing the stunt switcher to run the stored bug-removal DVE, thereby removing any bug overlayed on the VC as a remainder of the VC is being channeled through the stunt switcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9997196
    Abstract: A novel method for retiming a portion of a media content (e.g., audio data, video data, audio and video data, etc.) in a media-editing application is provided. The media editing application includes a user interface for defining a range in order to select a portion of the media content. The media editing application performs retiming by applying a speed effect to the portion of the media content selected by the defined range. For a faster speed effect, the media editing application retimes the selected portion of the media content by sampling the media content at a faster rate. For a slower speed effect, the media editing application retimes the selected portion of the media content by sampling the content at a slower rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Xiaohuan C. Wang, Giovanni Agnoli, David N. Chen, Vijay Sundaram, Brian Meaney, Mike Stern, Paul T. Schneider, Eric J. Graves, Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 9992408
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a photographing processing method, a device and a computer storage medium. The method includes: receiving at least one instruction for selecting at least one object to be removed in a live view image according to a preset order; acquiring a live view image with selected object to be removed; and removing the at least one object to be removed in the live view image with selected object to be removed sequentially according to the preset order to obtain a photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Fan Zhou, Qi Zhang, Weiwei Hao
  • Patent number: 9986281
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes providing a plurality of thumbnails for display on a display device, receiving an indication that a user selected a particular thumbnail, and providing one or more instructions to change from media content that the user is currently watching to media content associated with the particular thumbnail. Each of the plurality of thumbnails includes a visual indication representing media content previously viewed by the user. The plurality of thumbnails are operable to change from media content that the user is currently watching to media content corresponding to the particular thumbnail selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Colin Cameron Campbell, Gregory John Moeck
  • Patent number: 9979921
    Abstract: Systems and methods for superimposing the human elements of video generated by computing devices, wherein a first user device and second user device capture and transmit video to a central server which analyzes the video to identify and extract human elements, superimpose these human elements upon one another, and then transmit the newly created superimposed video back to at least one of the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Russell Holmes
  • Patent number: 9967418
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices and techniques for processing a media capture stream captured by a camera device using a chain device media foundation transform (DMFT). The techniques include configuring multiple DMFTs such that an original manufacturer (OEM) may have flexibility in independently selecting various functionalities from different sources (e.g., OS, OEM, IHV, ISV, or VARs) in order to maximize hardware capabilities while minimizing the drawbacks of creating a single DMFT. To that end, the implementation of the present disclosure includes a devices and techniques of chainable DMFTs such that a device transform manager may select a set of functionalities (e.g., face recognition, color effects, etc.) from multiple vendors to customize the camera's capabilities according to the OEM specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kanumuri, Naveen Thumpudi, Sathyanarayanan Karivaradaswamy, Rui Zhao
  • Patent number: 9965568
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for providing an enhanced media presentation. In one embodiment, an enhanced media presentation is provided. To provide the enhanced media presentation, one or more content items associated with subject matter associated with a segment of an enhanced media presentation are identified. Each content item may be associated with at least one uniform resource identifier. Then, a content object based at least in part on at least one content item is created. The content object is an abstract representation of the content item. The content object can be associated with the segment and provided for simultaneous displayed simultaneously with at least a portion of the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Wellen, Marisa Gallagher, Don Loheide, Michael Wise, Rajin Persaud, Michael Koetter, KC Estenson, Dave Ehlers, Chris Hinton, Michael Quigley, Jeremy Legg, Scott Teissler