Video Interface Patents (Class 715/719)
  • Patent number: 11567649
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to an improved group-based communication apparatus that is configured to efficiently manage channel title associated with group-based communication channels in a group-based communication system. The group-based communication apparatus is configured to determine and recommend channel title suggestions in association with the creation or renaming of group-based communication channels. The recommended channel title suggestions are determined based at least in part on a group-defined format protocol. The group-based communication apparatus also may be configured to utilize other data analytics (e.g., user profile data, group channel data, channel title data, channel title count data, channel title recency data, channel activity data, and/or the like) to inform the determination of recommended channel title suggestions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Britton Jamison, Ryan David Morris, Nathalie Kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 11551452
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to, based on first imagery (301) of at least part of a body of a user (204), and contemporaneously captured second imagery (302) of a scene, the second imagery comprising at least a plurality of images taken over time, and based on expression-time information indicative of when a user expression of the user (204) occurs, provide a time window (303) temporally extending from a first time (t?1) prior to the time (t) of the expression-time information, to a second time (t?5) comprising a time equal to or prior to the first time (t?1), the time window (303) provided to identify at least one expression-causing image (305) from the plurality of images of the second imagery (302) that was captured in said time window, and provide for recordal of the at least one expression-causing image (305) with at least one expression-time image (306) comprising at least one image from the first imagery (301).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Juha Arrasvuori
  • Patent number: 11522874
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for detecting and mitigating anomalous network traffic. With at least one processor in a network, information regarding network traffic flows is obtained and a classification model is generated based on the obtained information, the classification model comprising one or more classification rules for classifying network traffic as normal or anomalous. With the at least one processor in the network, the network traffic is classified as anomalous or normal based on the generated classification model and at least one mitigation action is initiated based on the network traffic being classified as anomalous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventor: Richard A. Compton
  • Patent number: 11496802
    Abstract: A media stream is delivered to a searcher by identifying a desirable emotional state for the searcher; identifying a current emotional state of the searcher; and estimating a target emotional trajectory that begins with the current emotional state and concludes with the desirable emotional state. Then the target emotional trajectory is matched to an aggregate emotional trajectory of the media stream; the media stream is recommended to the searcher in response to the matching; and a bit stream of the media stream is rendered to the searcher in response to the searcher's acceptance of the recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ashley D. Gritzman, Toby Kurien, Naweed Aghmad Khan, Ismail Yunus Akhalwaya, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 11475622
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, and machine-readable storage media for presenting animations overlying multimedia files in accordance with the present disclosure. Embodiments are described for linking an animation to a multimedia file and presenting the animation overlying a concurrent playback of the multimedia file (e.g., its content). Embodiments are described for including additional elements to the presentation of the animation outside of the playback of the animation, including residual elements that relate to the content of the animation and/or allow a user to receive further information about the content of the animation. Embodiments are described for linking an animation to more than one multimedia file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Leaf Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Monica Winn Landers, Ryan Christopher Hayes
  • Patent number: 11461535
    Abstract: A device configured to receive a video request that includes source scene information for generating the plurality of video scenes for a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) video. For each video scene, the device is configured to identify a video scene from the source scene information and to assign a video scene entry in a video timing map to the identified video scene. The device is further configured to identify animation instructions for animations associated with the identified video scene from the source scene information and to populate the video scene entry in the video timing map based on the animation instructions for the animations that are associated with the identified video scene. The device is further configured to output the video timing map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Shankar Sangoli
  • Patent number: 11451442
    Abstract: The technology disclosed can query configuration management system data and includes cross table selection criteria and joined data return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeaneth Vergara, Vivek Dodeja
  • Patent number: 11451642
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for content aggregation is provided. The method includes enabling content tracking of each of the plurality of electronic device users for content viewed, streamed and/or stored by the electronic device users on electronic devices, receiving in real time content tracking information and device information, storing the content tracking information and the device information and the user information, aggregating active content stored during the storing across all of the plurality of electronic device users and determining a degree of user-to-user content overlap from the aggregating, and providing an application feature to each of the plurality of electronic device users displaying a number and demographics of other active users engaged with content that is the same as content engaged by each of the plurality of electronic device users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FABFITFUN, INC.
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 11435977
    Abstract: The method for receiving audio data by a device for receiving audio data, according to the present disclosure, comprises the steps of: receiving, from a device for transmitting audio data, playback information of three-dimensional audio content and an encoded three-dimensional audio signal of the three-dimensional audio content; decoding the encoded three-dimensional audio signal; and rendering the decoded three-dimensional audio signal on the basis of the playback information of the three-dimensional audio content, wherein the playback information comprises information about a transition effect of the three-dimensional audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Tungchin Lee, Sejin Oh
  • Patent number: 11423627
    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, adds in at least one augmented reality element, and then transmits the newly created superimposed video back to at least one of the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Russell Holmes
  • Patent number: 11425446
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are media, systems, and methods of creating and publishing a first play station, wherein a media creator is allowed to select a plurality of audio media and sequence the selected audio media to create an ordered combination and request a first play station. Each audio media in the ordered combination is validated to create a first play station, and the media creator is allowed to play the first play station. After the first paly station is published, a call from a third party player application prompts the published first play station, At least one alteration to the ordered combination of validated audio media can be generated, wherein the at least one alteration is selected from the group consisting of: an alternate validated audio media, an alternate sequence of the ordered combination of validated audio media, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FEED MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: James Thurlow, Tiffany Sirikulvadhana, Lauren Pufpaf, Jeff Yasuda, Eric Lambrecht, Kim Cuartero
  • Patent number: 11416917
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for presenting a graphical user interface with an improved content carousel for presenting a set of content items (e.g., images, photos, video clips, content/page links) in accordance with configuration settings set by an end-user. The content carousel may, for example, select content and present content in a manner that is consistent with the configuration settings established by the end-user, thereby giving the end-user confidence to invoke the content carousel in a variety of scenarios where content carousels might not traditionally be deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CONTEXTLOGIC, INC.
    Inventor: Mary Jose
  • Patent number: 11393164
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of generating a 3D object is performed by a device including a processor, non-transitory memory, and one or more input devices. The method includes receiving, via one or more input devices, a user input selecting a file representing two-dimensional (2D) content and having a file type. The method includes receiving, via the one or more input devices, a user input requesting generation of a three-dimensional (3D) object based on the file. The method includes generating, based on the file type, a 3D object representing the 2D content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Casella, David Lui, Xiao Jin Yu, Kyle Ellington Fisher
  • Patent number: 11372913
    Abstract: A desktop application and supporting web site for capturing audio and video recordings or other digital content of differing modalities is introduced, wherein multiple participants in a collaborative session may be in separate remote locations. The application includes providing a high quality data format for transferring recordings, audiovisual data and the like to a remote network location or computer and a real-time data format for intercommunicating comments and instructions that are not recorded. Peer-to-peer and server-client implementations may be optimized regarding delivery time (latency) versus content quality. The desktop application also provides mechanisms for playing back sound, video or other data for participants' reference, along with synchronized presentations of textual, audio and visual material corresponding to the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SOUNDSTREAK TEXAS LLC
    Inventors: Dan Caligor, David Coleman
  • Patent number: 11368742
    Abstract: A persistent media player is disclosed. A method for providing the persistent media player includes displaying, by an electronic device, a first portion of a scrollable document in a user interface (UI) of an application executed on the electronic device. The first portion includes a media player that is to present a first media item. The method further includes receiving an input to scroll to a second portion of the scrollable document. The method also includes displaying the second portion of the scrollable document, where the first portion is no longer visible and where the media player continues to be visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Gavin James
  • Patent number: 11366792
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for generating analytical data from actions performed on one or more publishing servers. Methods may include capturing one or more audit trails by determining actions performed on the one or more publishing servers via one or more client devices, the one or more publishing servers adapted to publish informational content; generating analytical data from the one or more audit trails; and storing the generated analytical data in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Trese, Frank Closset
  • Patent number: 11330323
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling in-video shopping functionality during presentation of live streaming video content. A system may initiate a video streaming support instance based on a request from a streamer device. The system may then send code to one or more client devices viewing a live video stream of the streamer device, where the code causes the client devices to present, in association with the live video stream, an interactive shopping overlay configured to listen for item information from the system. During the live video stream, in response to the system receiving an instruction from the streamer device to insert a product or other item into the interactive shopping overlay, the system may send information to the client devices that causes the interactive shopping overlay on each client device to present the specified item as a selectable item displayed over the live streaming video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Global Sports & Entertainment Marketing, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett Baxter, Taha Salah-Ud-Din Abbasi
  • Patent number: 11323692
    Abstract: In an asset management system, a wearable camera mountable by a police officer and a server that manages information regarding the wearable camera are connected to enable a communication. The wearable camera repeatedly diagnoses whether or not the wearable camera has failure at a predetermined timing, and notifies the server of a diagnosis result. The server is connected to a database, accumulates the diagnosis result of the wearable camera in the database every time the server receives the diagnosis result of the wearable camera, and displays the diagnosis result of the wearable camera on an external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Hagio, Junichi Hamada, Masahiro Nomoto, Shinichi Arai
  • Patent number: 11314806
    Abstract: This application discloses a method for making music recommendations. The method for making music recommendations is performed by a server device. The method includes obtaining a material for which background music is to be added; determining at least one visual semantic tag of the material, the at least one visual semantic tag describing at least one characteristic of the material; identifying a matched music matching the at least one visual semantic tag from a candidate music library; sorting the matched music according to user assessing information of a user corresponding to the material; screening the matched music based on a sorting result and according to a preset music screening condition; and recommending matched music obtained through the screening as candidate music of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yan Li, Hanjie Wang, Hao Ye, Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 11310195
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to identify an internet connected household (ICH). An Internet Protocol (IP) address is received at an Internet entity. Determinations are made regarding whether device activity from the IP address does not exceed a defined activity threshold and whether an IP assignment age for the IP address is greater than a defined threshold age. Based on the determinations, the IP address can be identified as belonging to an ICH or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: VIANT TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. DeFrancesco, Timothy C. Vanderhook, Christopher J. Vanderhook
  • Patent number: 11303976
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing cinematic content to a user via a computer-controlled media player includes accessing by a processor a content package including a targeted emotional arc and a collection of digital objects each associated with codes indicating an emotional profile of the each digital object, playing digital objects selected from the content package thereby outputting an audio-video signal for display by an output device; receiving sensor data from at least one sensor positioned to sense a biometric feature of a user watching the output device; determining a value of one or more emotional state variables, based on the sensor data; and selecting the digital objects for the playing based on the one or more emotional state variables, a recent value of the targeted emotional arc, and the one or more codes indicating an emotional profile. An apparatus is configured to perform the method using hardware, firmware, and/or software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Arvel A. Chappell, III, Lewis S. Ostrover
  • Patent number: 11285381
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for the dynamic mapping of functions within a content development application to a control surface including a plurality of distinct modular input consoles. The system includes a console controller that is configured to monitor usage of the content development application by the user and to dynamically control the mapping of functions to the control surface based on the contextual operation of the content development application. The console controller can determine the functions that are to be mapped to the control surface based on the context of the application and the functions that are prioritized for use by a user of the content development application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Roger Kestell, James Nunn Hejl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11290771
    Abstract: A display device includes a display configured to output a broadcast content or a content for an interior decoration function, a memory storing a first layout for surrounding the broadcast content and a second layout for surrounding the content for the interior decoration function, and a processor operatively connected to the display and the memory, wherein the processor removes the first layout, enlarges the broadcast content, and outputs the enlarged broadcast content through the display based on a first user input, and enlarges portions of the content for the interior decoration function and of the second layout and outputs the enlarged portions of the content for the interior decoration function and of the second layout through the display based on a second user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaeki Kyoun, Heejin Ko, Hyunjee Kwak, Sunyoung Kim, Seungmin Lee, Yoojin Choi, Jeonghye Choi
  • Patent number: 11288776
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing method. The method includes generating a first image exhibiting a first display effect from a master image and generating a second image exhibiting a second display effect from the master image. The second display effect is different from the first display effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuangxin Yang, Tingting Zhao
  • Patent number: 11275949
    Abstract: A user interface for a media system supports using gestures, such as swiping gestures and taps, to navigate frame-synchronized video clips or video feeds. The detection of the gestures is interpreted as a command to navigate the frame-synchronized content. In one implementation, a tracking system and a trained machine learning system is used to generate the frame synchronized video clips or video feeds. In one implementation, video clips of an event are organized into storylines and the user interface permits navigation between different storylines and within individual storylines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SECOND SPECTRUM, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Shek Chan, Andrew Konyu Cheng, Yu-Han Chang, Ryan Laurence Frankel, Rajiv Tharmeswaran Maheswaran
  • Patent number: 11277468
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for automatically uploading media content from a mobile device to an online service provider can include receiving, in the mobile device, identifying information corresponding to a user account associated with at least one of a plurality of online service providers; capturing media content with a media input component included in the mobile device; and after the media content is captured, automatically uploading to the at least one online service provider the captured media content and the identifying information, without receiving user input contemporaneous with the automatic uploading that specifies that the captured media content is to be uploaded. The mobile device can further include a wireless communication component configured to wirelessly send data to and wirelessly receive data from the plurality of online service providers, which can be external to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark Wagner, Thomas H. Taylor, David P. Conway
  • Patent number: 11263385
    Abstract: A web browser extension identifies graphic objects from images or video being presented by a web browser. Webpages related to the graphic objects are identified. Web links that facilitate navigation to the webpages are embedded over an area of the image corresponding to the identified graphic image. Where the graphic objects are identified within video, the web links are progressively embedded within graphic object boundaries of the graphic object as the graphic objects move locations during progression of the video. In this way, a user is able to interact with graphic objects of images and video to navigate to webpages related to the graphic objects. Some implementations provide a webpage redirect command at a stop point of the video so that the user can interact with graphic objects while the video is playing and without interrupting the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ellis Shui-Man Luk, Valeri J. Yee, Selcuk Kopru
  • Patent number: 11238886
    Abstract: A service for automatically generating video representations of audio content is provided. A video representation generation component receives a request with search criteria related to processing audio content to generate video representations of the content. The video representation generation component then identifies one or more audio clips or segments from the audio content responsive to the search criteria. The video representation generation component can then generate or obtain video representations of the audio clips without requiring a generation of representations of the full audio content. The processing result can be utilized used to publish to social media sites or electronic communications as video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AUDIOS VENTURES INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Matthew Hallgren, Alan Bradley Smith
  • Patent number: 11238094
    Abstract: Methods and systems for auto-populating image metadata are described herein. The system receives or accesses an image. The system then generates a link to a video having a frame that corresponds to the image. To generate the link, the system searches for a video having a frame comprising a portion of the image and generates the link such that the link comprises a timestamp of the frame. The system then modifies the metadata of the image to include the link. Once a user interaction with the image is detected, the system may follow the link to generate for display the video beginning at the timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Pulicharla, Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11194969
    Abstract: Various embodiments for managing dialog comments by a processor are provided. Each communication of a dialog communicated by one or more users using one of a plurality of applications may be monitored, tracked, and/or analyzed using a machine learning operation and/or a natural language processing operation. A topic trajectory of the dialog may be identified between one or more users using one of a plurality of applications. A selected comment submitted by the one or more users may be automatically transformed according to one or more corrective actions upon the selected communication deviating from the topic trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amy Travis, Liam Harpur, Rogelio Vazquez-Rivera, Jonathan Dunne
  • Patent number: 11190733
    Abstract: The disclosed invention provides methods supporting systems that processes video communication(s) provided by an organization subject to internal or external regulations such as a specific financial services firm or a specific consumer product goods company. In various embodiments, video content is analyzed through a pipeline process of multiple extraction scripts, programs, and/or services and processes the content for participant likeness through facial recognition, voice recognition, and voice-to-text and stores the output in a normalized, searchable data store. A policy analysis is performed based on the stored data and external regulatory compliance, internal rules such as acceptable use policies, community-based regulations, or any combination thereof, to determine a risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Theta Lake, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Anderson, Devin H. Redmond, Richard B. Sutton, Sharon Hüffner, Derek Brenner
  • Patent number: 11188212
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computing-device with a display screen for image inspection. The method comprises displaying a distribution of a quality-indicia of at least one object in each of a plurality of images to be inspected, within a first area of the display screen. Within a second area of the display screen, a user-control is displayed to adjust a threshold-value with respect to an acceptance of at least one object in said plurality of images to be inspected. The threshold-value may be determined manually or automatically. A change in or update of threshold value is determined based on a user-operation performed over the user-control for adjusting the threshold value. Thereafter, a quality-indicia of at least one object in each the plurality of images is determined. Acceptable objects in respect of an image inspection procedure based on the updated threshold value and the determined quality-indicia are indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vasileios Vonikakis, Yao Zhou, Chandra Suwandi Wijaya, Ariel Beck
  • Patent number: 11178471
    Abstract: A video interaction method, performed by a terminal, includes: playing an interactive video in a video playing interface, the interactive video comprising a target story node; displaying, based on the interactive video being played to the target story node, an interactive control on a target video picture of the interactive video; receiving a trigger operation on the interactive control; and displaying, based on the trigger operation, interactive content corresponding to the interactive control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Ling Rui Cui, Ran Zhang, Hui Fu Jiang, Shang Zhen Zheng, Fu Yuan Lin, Yu Zhong, Fang Xiao Wang, Zhen Yun Zhang, Xin Wan Wu
  • Patent number: 11176944
    Abstract: A method to present a summary of a transcription may include obtaining, at a first device, audio directed to the first device from a second device during a communication session between the first device and the second device. Additionally, the method may include sending, from the first device, the audio to a transcription system. The method may include obtaining, at the first device, a transcription during the communication session from the transcription system based on the audio. Additionally, the method may include obtaining, at the first device, a summary of the transcription during the communication session. Additionally, the method may include presenting, on a display, both the summary and the transcription simultaneously during the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Boekweg, David Thomson
  • Patent number: 11164576
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for using a multimodal response in the dynamic generation of client device output that is tailored to a current modality of a client device is disclosed herein. Multimodal client devices can engage in a variety of interactions across the multimodal spectrum including voice only interactions, voice forward interactions, multimodal interactions, visual forward interactions, visual only interactions etc. A multimodal response can include a core message to be rendered for all interaction types as well as one or more modality dependent components to provide a user with additional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: April Pufahl, Jared Strawderman, Harry Yu, Adriana Olmos Antillon, Jonathan Livni, Okan Kolak, James Giangola, Nitin Khandelwal, Jason Kearns, Andrew Watson, Joseph Ashear, Valerie Nygaard
  • Patent number: 11151796
    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, adds in at least one augmented reality element, and then transmits the newly created superimposed video back to at least one of the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Russell Holmes
  • Patent number: 11140462
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an apparatus, and a device for generating an essence video, and a storage medium. The method includes: acquiring a plot keyword in a plot introduction of a movie and a television play; acquiring a first plot fragment corresponding to the plot keyword according to the plot keyword; acquiring a second plot fragment with a heat meeting a preset condition, the second plot fragment being different from the first plot fragment; and generating an essence video according to the first plot fragment and the second plot fragment. The present disclosure can acquire an essence video which is stitched naturally, developed logically and includes a plot fragment with higher heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Yaqiong Zhou, Xi Zhang, Zhouwei Zhai, Xiangtao Jiang, Ben Xu, Fei Wang, Yue Liu, Zhaoji Xu, Wenlin Dong, Xinjie Wang
  • Patent number: 11126884
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising a first processing unit which executes first processing including first development processing on frames of RAW moving images, a second processing unit which executes second processing including second development processing on frames of RAW moving images, and a control unit which performs control to generate, from RAW moving images to be processed, first and second moving images by causing the first and second processing units to execute the first and second processing, respectively, wherein the control unit switches between execution of the first and second processing on each frame of the RAW moving images to be processed and execution of the first processing on a plurality of the frames of the RAW moving images to be processed after executing the second processing on the plurality of the frames of the RAW moving images to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryota Shoji
  • Patent number: 11121994
    Abstract: A method that comprises receiving at a network connected server from a first client terminal, a message comprising, an user application ID of a user selecting a media object using a user interface presented on a display of the first client terminal and the media object, generating a web document which presents a browser user interface and the media object when accessed by a browser, the web document having a network accessible storage address, sending the network accessible storage address from the network connected server to allow a browser installed in a second client terminal to use of the network accessible storage address to display the media object the browser user interface, identifying a usage of the browser user interface for inputting a reaction to the media object by a user of the second client terminal, and forwarding the reaction to the first client terminal using the sender user ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Hogeg, Ido Sadeh
  • Patent number: 11110349
    Abstract: A method is disclosed including setting, at a server, a server VSYNC signal to a server VSYNC frequency defining a plurality of frame periods. The server VSYNC signal corresponding to generation of a plurality of video frames at the server during the plurality of frame periods. The method including setting, at a client, a client VSYNC signal to a client VSYNC frequency. The method including sending a plurality of compressed video frames based on the plurality of video frames from the server to the client over a network using the server VSYNC signal. The method including decoding and displaying, at the client, the plurality of compressed video frames. The method including analyzing the timing of one or more client operations to set the amount of frame buffering used by the client, as the client receives the plurality of compressed video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Cerny, Kelvin M. Yong
  • Patent number: 11113229
    Abstract: A pause point during consumption of media data is identified. The pause point is a point at which identify a user stops the consumption of the media data. A portion of content preceding the identified pause point is determined. The portion of content is analyzed to identify changes in content concepts in the portion of content. One or more continuation points for the user to return to the content based on changes in the content concepts in the portion of content are identified. The one or more continuation points are indicated to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Vuong, Andrew Michael Lees, Adam Elsbury, Pedro Miguel Vaz Trabuco, Salma Saeed
  • Patent number: 11109109
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for selecting content to be presented are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: receiving a request for a first video content item from a user device; receiving an indication that the user device is in a background playback mode; determining that the first video content item is not suitable for presentation in the background playback mode based on one or more properties of audio data; based on the determining that the first video content item is not suitable for presentation in the background playback mode, selecting a second video content item that is suitable for presentation in the background playback mode based on the one or more properties of the audio data of the second video content item; and in response to selecting the second video content item, causing the second video content item to be presented by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 11108481
    Abstract: Various arrangements for integrating over-the-air (OTA) television programming with streaming media are presented. An OTA integration module may request, from an OTA tuner device, a stream of an OTA television channel, wherein the OTA television channel is broadcast over a geographic region on the VHF band or UHF band. The OTA integration module may receive, from the OTA tuner device, the stream of the OTA television channel. The OTA integration module may provide, to a media presentation application, the stream of the OTA television channel. The media presentation application executed by the streaming media player device may output the steam of the OTA television channel for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Sling Media L.L.C.
    Inventor: Vikal Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 11049526
    Abstract: A method for visualizing plays in a sporting event may include receiving a video stream of the sporting event and a measurement stream, asynchronous to the video stream, associated with objects in the sporting event. The method may further include displaying a synchronized presentation of the video stream and the measurement stream. The synchronization may be performed near the time of the displaying. Another method for visualizing plays in a sporting event may include receiving measurement information related to actions from one or more sporting events. The method may also include identifying plays from the actions using the measurement information and displaying a representation of the identified plays. A system for visualizing plays in a sporting event may include an integrated server and a synchronization mechanism. Another method for visualizing plays in a sporting event may include displaying a video of a play selected from a representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory House, Ilke Levent Akin
  • Patent number: 11037245
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for a computerized system for quoting home owners insurance and providing a more consultative way of delivering insurance quotes and insurance quote information. The system may present insurance consumers with an automated process of asking questions and receiving feedback. Based on the feedback, the system may provide insurance options and explanations of those options enabling consumers to make a decision that best fits their personal situation. For example, systems and methods are directed to determining and providing a deductible that fits a user based on the user's tolerance for risk and cash position. The system may also provide a description of the types of risks and damages that are covered by particular insurance coverages. The system may also provide an analysis of the insurance obtained by similarly situated individuals. The system may also provide descriptions of insurance features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Dean Krieter, Salvador Lopez, Anastasia Hannebrink
  • Patent number: 11029761
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for operating smart devices using context based gesture control are provided. Aspects include observing, via a first device, a first user making a first gesture and a second gesture and identifying, by a processor, an intended device based at least in part on the first gesture. Aspects also include identifying, by the processor, an intended action for the intended device based at least in part on the second gesture. Aspects further include instructing, by the processor, the intended device to perform the intended action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11019380
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to determine media exposure of a panelist are disclosed. An example apparatus include a data extractor to determine an anonymized identifier from media monitoring data corresponding to a personal people meter of a panelist; a filter to filter anonymized census data from a plurality of media devices based on the anonymized identifier; a data supplementer to backfill the media monitoring data using the filtered anonymized census data; and a media creditor to credit exposure to media for the panelist based on the backfilled media monitoring data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jeremey M. Davis, Nicholas Mannion
  • Patent number: 11004149
    Abstract: A mobile securities trading platform interface may include a mobile order entry portion, a mobile portfolio view portion, a mobile stock price view portion, an investment education video programming portion (which may also be provided on a non-mobile version of the platform), and a portion for following trades of other users on the platform (which may also be provided on a non-mobile version of the platform).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TASTYTRADE, INC
    Inventors: Linwood Ma, Kristi Ross, Tom Sosnoff
  • Patent number: 11006065
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for providing a media guidance application that resizes content based on a relative importance of the content. For example, a display may have first and second content generated for display. If the first content is more important to a user than the second content, a size of the first content will be increased with respect to a size of the second content on the display. If the second content is more important to the user than the first content, then a size of the second content will be increased with respect to a size of the first content on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 11003630
    Abstract: A system and method for management of remote metadata-based activities while accessing electronic content via a local application. The system is configured to receive a user input that triggers a signal for communicating with a remote server. The remote server can provide options to the client system that are related to or based on metadata for the currently viewed electronic content. The disclosed system and method significantly improve efficiency and ease-of-use for document development and synchronization systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Lincoln Demaris, Christopher F. McNulty, Kerem Yuceturk