Indexed Control Patents (Class 715/721)
  • Patent number: 11934467
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to searching of media items associated with one or more keywords. Content search features may be generated and configured to receive search scope selections. A root level limitation may be associated with a folder within a media organization architecture. A query limitation may be associated with the content search features. In certain embodiments, means for automatically correcting the search scope selections to satisfy the query limitation are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: AWES.ME, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Meyers, Michael Diaz
  • Patent number: 11886488
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to method, system, and programming for responding to an image related query. Information related to each of a plurality of images is received, wherein the information represents concepts co-existing in the image. Visual semantics for each of the plurality of images are created based on the information related thereto. Representations of scenes of the plurality of images are obtained via machine learning, based on the visual semantics of the plurality of images, wherein the representations capture concepts associated with the scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Paloma de Juan, Aasish Pappu
  • Patent number: 11838590
    Abstract: A set-top box or other receiving device may detect such channels that the EPG cursor visits frequently, visits for relatively long periods of time or that are frequently displayed on the screen in the electronic program guide (EPG), or otherwise frequently visited or viewed. The system determines that such channels are those that the user is likely to return to when browsing the EPG in the future and then adapts the EPG to present such channels on top of the EPG together with each other separately from the other full list of channels presented in the. This may be performed each time the EPG is opened. A customized EPG having the particular group of channels presented according a specific identified user's previous channel browsing activity may also be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gregory H. Greene
  • Patent number: 11823713
    Abstract: A method for editing an audio stream includes recording and storing an audio stream having a first audio segment and a second audio segment. The method includes receiving a request to edit the second audio segment and processing the audio stream to identify a first pause segment defining a period of silence from an end of the first audio segment to a start of the second audio segment. Further, the method includes determining the second audio segment as a segment beginning at an end of the first pause segment and terminating either at an end of the audio stream or at a beginning of a second pause segment recorded in succession to the second audio segment, obtaining a third audio segment including a revised version of the second audio segment, and replacing the second audio segment with the third audio segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: BOLT-ON IP SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: William Craig Kenney
  • Patent number: 11790953
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing summarization, indexing, and post-processing of a recorded document presentation are provided. The system accesses a structured document and recordings associated with a recorded presentation given using the structured document. The system analyzes, using machine-trained models, the structured document, audio and video recordings, and recording of operations performed during the presentation. The analyzing comprises generating a transcript of the audio recording, determining context of components of the structured document, and deriving context from the video recordings and recording of operations. Based on the analyzing, the system segments the recorded presentation into a plurality of segments and generates an index of the plurality of segments that is used for post-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Ji Li
  • Patent number: 11763726
    Abstract: A shift register circuit includes: an input sub-circuit connected to a first node, and configured to receive a first control signal, and cause a potential of the first node to jump from an initial potential to a first potential greater than the initial potential; an output sub-circuit connected to the first node, and configured to receive a first clock signal, generate an output signal, cause the potential of the first node to jump from the first potential to a third potential greater than the first potential; and a chamfering sub-circuit connected to the first node, and configured to receive a second control signal, cause the potential of the first node to gradually decrease from the third potential to a fourth potential greater than the initial potential and less than the third potential, and cause the potential of the first node to jump from the fourth potential to the initial potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignees: Hefei BOE Joint Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuehuan Feng, Yongqian Li
  • Patent number: 11763848
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to identify jump points indicative of potential time points from which to resume consumption of the media asset in response to receiving a request to skip a portion of a media asset being consumed. The jump points include a first jump point identified based on a content viewing profile and a second jump point identified based on a scene information associated with the media asset. A preview image is displayed at each of the identified jump points. Systems and methods are also described to pause the skipping operation at the identified jump points and provide a preview at the respective jump points. Systems and method are further described to identify jump points based on analysis of the portion of the media asset being skipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Anil Aher, Charishma Chundi
  • Patent number: 11748574
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for processing human interactions and for populating an electronic form. For example, a system is disclosed having a database, a user interface, and a platform server. The database may store original forms, abbreviated forms corresponding to the original forms, and sets of conversion rules corresponding to the original form. The user interface is configured to receive data related to at least one abbreviated form, wherein the data is based on client inputs into fields of the at least one abbreviated form. The platform server extracts input data from the at least one abbreviated form, populates the original form using the input data and conversion rules corresponding to the original form to generate a completed original form, and transmits the completed original form to a client via the at least one user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: JoshCo Group, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Smith
  • Patent number: 11695815
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for distributed adaptive streaming packaging can include a plurality of distributed adaptive streaming packagers having one or more processors configured to perform the functions of identifying one or more media segments in one or more input signals, identifying one or more latest media segment presentation times in the one or more media segments, Identifying one or more latest media segment presentation durations in the in the one or more media segments, adding each of the one or more latest media segment presentation times to each of the one or more latest media segment presentation durations in the input signal to compute one or more calculated publish times. The system or method can further include choosing one of the one or more publish times as the media presentation publish time and generating a media presentation based on the media presentation publish time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: CodeShop, B.V.
    Inventors: Rufael Mekuria, Arjen Wagenaar, Dirk Griffioen
  • Patent number: 11676488
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for determining an attribute of an object at a pre-determined time point. Data representing a respective property of the object and a plurality of further objects at a plurality of time points different from the pre-determined time point are determined, and the data is arranged in an image-like data structure. The image-like data structure has a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows. The data is arranged in the image-like data structure such that each of one of the rows or the columns corresponds to respective properties of the object or of one of the plurality of further objects and each of the other of the rows or the columns corresponds to respective properties at one of the plurality of time points. The attribute is then determined using a pre-determined rule based on the image-like data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Kun Zhao, Michael Arnold
  • Patent number: 11638049
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media for audio/video recognition and adaptive packet transmission are disclosed. A first content item that includes audio content and video content may be received and processed to detect a set of one or more video characteristics and/or a set of one or more audio characteristics that may be analyzed to identify the first content item as corresponding to a service provider system. The first content item may be transferred for display with an endpoint media device. At least one electronic signal may be received and processed, the at least one electronic signal indicative of execution of at least one operation of a set of one or more operations relating to one or more images of the first content item consequent to the display of the first content with the endpoint media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jorg Nonnenmacher, Kate Megan Carney Landow
  • Patent number: 11615139
    Abstract: Systems and methods for searching, identifying, scoring, and providing access to companion media assets for a primary media asset are disclosed. In response to a request for companion content, metadata within a predefined time period of a play position when the request was made, is downloaded. A dynamic search template that contains search parameters based on the downloaded metadata is generated. In response to the search conducted using the search template, a plurality of companion media assets are identified and then verified. A trust score for the companion media asset is accessed. The trust score may be analyzed and modified based on its contextual relationship to the play position of the primary media asset. If the trust score is within a rating range, then a link to access the companion media asset, or a specific segment or play position within the companion media asset, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukanya Agarwal, Srikanth Channapragada, Saakshi Dhawan, Reda Harb, Vaishali Trivedi
  • Patent number: 11567989
    Abstract: Media unit retrieval methods, systems and computer program products are provided that allow a user to search for an item by iteratively presenting media units such as images representing items to the user and receiving user input consisting of selections of the presented media units (including possibly the empty selection). Features, or attributes, a user is interested in, for example semantic features, are inferred from the interaction and media units are retrieved for presentation based on similarity with user-selected media units, through sampling of a probability distribution describing the intent or interests, or combinations of approaches. Accordingly, the user-experience is akin to a conversation about what the user is looking for. Retrieval may be based on both selected and unselected media units and the selection may comprise making a selection with a single action. Further, a database of media units can capture similarity relationships for efficient media unit retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: DREAM IT GET IT LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Elkaim, Michael Kopp, Krisjian Korjus
  • Patent number: 11570500
    Abstract: Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (VOD) platform of a digital TV service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. The EPG dynamically adjust its display listings of each level of categories, subcategories, and titles in order to minimize the number of remote control keypresses needed for a viewer to navigate to a title of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 11551262
    Abstract: Aspects discussed herein relate to systems, apparatuses, and methods to determine when a user remains engaged or stops paying attention to a content item. In response, a snapshot of the user's activity and environment may be obtained to ascertain the reason the user stopped paying attention. If the user stopped paying attention as a result of being uninterested in the content item, the system may replace the content item, such as an advertisement, with a different content item to regain the user's attention. Further, demographic information and the user's interests may be updated for use in scheduling future content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, Ross Gilson, Chris Bastian, Slade Mitchell, Amit Garg, John Leddy
  • Patent number: 11532333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing summarization, indexing, and post-processing of a recorded document presentation are provided. The system accesses a structured document and recordings associated with a recorded presentation given using the structured document. The system analyzes, using machine-trained models, the structured document, audio and video recordings, and recording of operations performed during the presentation. The analyzing comprises generating a transcript of the audio recording, determining context of components of the structured document, and deriving context from the video recordings and recording of operations. Based on the analyzing, the system segments the recorded presentation into a plurality of segments and generates an index of the plurality of segments that is used for post-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Ji Li
  • Patent number: 11481575
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to method, system, and programming for responding to an image related query. Information related to each of a plurality of images is received, wherein the information represents concepts co-existing in the image. Visual semantics for each of the plurality of images are created based on the information related thereto. Representations of scenes of the plurality of images are obtained via machine learning, based on the visual semantics of the plurality of images, wherein the representations capture concepts associated with the scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Paloma de Juan, Aasish Pappu
  • Patent number: 11438277
    Abstract: An allocation method executed by a computer includes dividing each of a plurality of pieces of time-series data into a plurality of segments, allocating a label to each of the pieces of time-series data based on features of each segment in the pieces of time-series data, and allocating a predetermined segment in time-series data, included in the pieces of time-series data, with a label allocated to the time-series data to which the predetermined segment belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasushi Sakurai, Yasuko Matsubara, Yasuaki Irifune, Saeru Yamamuro, Kouki Kawabata, Akira Ura, Takashi Katoh, Yuhei Umeda
  • Patent number: 11432096
    Abstract: An audio system that adjusts one or more beam patterns emitted by one or more loudspeaker arrays based on the preferences of users/listeners is described. The audio system includes an audio receiver that contains a listener location estimator, a listener identifier, and a voice command processor. Inputs from the listener location estimator, the listener identifier, and the voice command processor are fed into an array processor. The array processor drives the one or more loudspeaker arrays to emit beam patterns into the listening area based on inputs from each of these devices. By examining the location, preferred usage settings, and voice commands from listeners, the generated beam patterns are customized to the explicit and implicit preferences of the listeners with minimal direct input. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: John J. Baker, Martin E. Johnson, Afrooz Family, Michael B. Howes, Craig M. Stanley, Brad G. Boozer
  • Patent number: 11405693
    Abstract: A set-top box or other receiving device may detect such channels that the EPG cursor visits frequently, visits for relatively long periods of time or that are frequently displayed on the screen in the electronic program guide (EPG), or otherwise frequently visited or viewed. The system determines that such channels are those that the user is likely to return to when browsing the EPG in the future and then adapts the EPG to present such channels on top of the EPG together with each other separately from the other full list of channels presented in the. This may be performed each time the EPG is opened. A customized EPG having the particular group of channels presented according a specific identified user's previous channel browsing activity may also be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gregory H. Greene
  • Patent number: 11386141
    Abstract: A multimedia management system (MMS) manages media acquisition, storage and retrieval, quickly retrieving relevant media records with minimal effort and may also provide controlled and/or restricted on-line access to media records. The reduction in effort to control, manage and access information rich media allows the use of media to become a more efficient and prolific means of general media documentation for intra- and inter-communication between entities such as businesses, government organizations, and institutions, as well as for individuals. Moreover, the system also provides media acquisition aids, acquisition device management aids and display aids that further improve the efficiency of accessing relevant media in a timely manner further reducing barriers to using digital media as a practical media documentation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Kelline Asbjornsen, Steven Asbjornsen, Tom Widdows
  • Patent number: 11334238
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a user interface with a plurality of content units, where the content units are arranged along a first axis in the user interface, and a respective content unit is associated with corresponding metadata. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface and a first movement of the contact. In response to detecting the first movement of the contact, the device moves a first set of one or more of the content units perpendicular to the first axis in the user interface in accordance with the first movement, and for one or more respective content units in the first set of content units, the device displays metadata for the respective content unit adjacent to the respective content unit that was not displayed immediately prior to detecting the first movement of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran Chaudhri, Christopher P. Foss, Eugene M. Bistolas, Kyle S. Macomber, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Lee S. Broughton, Arnold Freidling
  • Patent number: 11288514
    Abstract: A video processing method includes: collecting a plurality of video frames sequentially from a to-be-processed video; classifying an image corresponding to each of the plurality of video frames to obtain a classification result; for each video frame, performing a temporal smoothing processing on the classification result for the image corresponding to the video frame, to determine at least one category associated with the video frame; and grouping the adjacent video frames of a same category into a video segment, to obtain a plurality of video segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiagao Hu, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 11265618
    Abstract: A system and method for scheduling at least one advertisement for presentation in connection with at least one media program is presented. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining a measure of engagement of at least a portion of the at least one media program, selecting the at least one advertisement from the plurality of advertisements based at least in part upon the determined measure of engagement of the at least a portion of the media program, and scheduling the selected advertisement for presentation in connection with the selected at least one advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TFCF LATIN AMERICAN CHANNEL LLC
    Inventors: Daniela E. Novick, Juan C. Vallejo
  • Patent number: 11218770
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and processes are described for seamless use of timers across multiple user devices on a LAN. A system may include a first user device, communicatively coupled to the LAN, having at least one first tuner and a first hardware processor configured for facilitating a first timer manager. A second user device communicatively coupled to the LAN may include at least one second tuner and a second hardware processor configured for facilitating a second timer manager. Each of the first timer manager and the second timer manager may be configured to populate a universal timer schedule that identifies at least one of a future availability and a future use for each of the at least one first tuner and the at least one second tuner. The universal timer schedule is populated based upon a request type, such as an auto-tune, PPV, original content, rerun, and a Joey request type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jason Paul Carlson, John Huynh, Yunfeng Yang, Seth Byerley, Gowtham Ram Ramkumar, Mark John Sokald
  • Patent number: 11199958
    Abstract: A method of creating a multi-media presentation, including providing the user a navigator style interface; receiving from the user a narrative arc template choice from a set of narrative arc template options; receiving at least one of a mood choice and a theme choice from a set of mood choices and a set of theme choices from the user, the theme choice determining a story theme and the mood choice determining music and pacing criteria; determining a set of at least one prompt based on the narrative arc template choice and the mood choice or theme choice; presenting the set of at least one prompt to the user to elicit at least two variables from the user, each variable being a question answer or a media item; and compiling a multi-media presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Michele Francis
  • Patent number: 11146856
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and system for collecting attentiveness information associated with a user's response to consuming a piece of media content. The attentiveness information is used to create an attentiveness-labelled behavioural data for the user's response. A computer-implemented attentiveness model may be generated by applying machine learning techniques to the a set of attentiveness-labelled behavioural data from multiple users. The system may comprise an annotation tool that facilitates human labelling of the user's response with attentiveness data. The resulting attentiveness model is therefore based on correlations indicative of attentiveness within the attentiveness-labelled behavioural data and/or physiological data that are based on real human cognition rather than a predetermined feature or combination of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: REALEYES OÜ
    Inventors: Martin Salo, Elnar Hajiyev, Attila Schulc
  • Patent number: 11115719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically generating a playlist of series assets and systems and methods for grouping assets of a playlist in clusters are provided. In one embodiment, series assets may automatically be included into a playlist for that series. In another embodiment, an interactive media guidance application may group assets in clusters based on one or more user selected parameters or may group assets in cluster based on automatically determined parameters. In yet another embodiment, the interactive media guidance application may group assets in clusters and display at least one identifier in connection with each cluster to indicate a basis for forming the cluster. The identifier may be a key word or catch phrase that succinctly identifies a trait or characteristic of assets in a particular cluster associated with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ROVl GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ellis, Jon P. Radloff, Robert A. Knee, Michael L. Craner, Joshua Berry
  • Patent number: 11095953
    Abstract: A computer system, method, and computer-readable product for automatically generating a hierarchy of concepts described in a video using semantic concept matching that assists persons in searching for specific types of content within videos. A video segment is obtained, with the segment having a distinct running time with discrete information related to one or more topics within its content. The discrete information of the video segment is then parsed out and related to a predetermined relevant topic, and then one or more attributes for weighting each discrete information relevant topic within the video segment are determined. A hierarchy of concepts of the video segments is then created, based upon, at least, the weighting of the information topic within the running time of the video segment based upon the presence of the one or more attributes. Other information related to the video segment can also be used to modify the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Min Chee, Ashish Jagmohan, Ravindranath Kokku, Rong Liu, Satyanarayana V. Nitta
  • Patent number: 11048973
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for classifying actions of an object. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of: obtaining frames of video including an object of interest; determining a type of action of the object in each of the frames of video; determining a group of frames from the frames of video based on the type of action; determining an aggregated background subtraction (ABS) image based on adjacent frames of the group of frames; generating a training set that includes labeled ABS images including the ABS image; and training an action classifier using the training set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ObjectVideo Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Narayanan Ramanathan, Achyut Boggaram, Allison Beach
  • Patent number: 11042266
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to navigating a collection of media items. In accordance with one embodiment, in response to receiving an input, a device displays a first view of a collection of media items, including concurrently displaying a representation of a first time period and a representation of a second time period. In accordance with a determination that a current time is associated with a first recurring temporal event: the representation of the first time period includes a first representative media item and the representation of the second time period includes a second representative media item. In accordance with a determination that the current time is associated with a second recurring temporal event, the representation of the first time period includes a third representative media item and the representation of the second time period includes a fourth representative media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Graham R. Clarke, Kevin Aujoulet, Kevin Bessiere, Simon Bovet, Eric M. G. Circlaeys, Lynne Devine, Alan C. Dye, Benedikt Hirmer, Andreas Karlsson, Chelsea Leblanc, Matthieu Lucas, Behkish J. Manzari, Nicole R. Ryan, William A. Sorrentino, III, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Gregg Suzuki, Sergey Tatarchuk, Justin S. Titi
  • Patent number: 11037559
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for submitting a modified voice input to a service based upon a user intent determined from a voice input in accordance with a voice interface of the service are disclosed. A processing system including at least one processor may obtain a voice input of a user, determine an intent from the voice input, identify a first service, from among a plurality of services, in accordance with the intent, and formulate a first modified voice input from the voice input in accordance with a voice interface of the first service, where each of the services is associated with one of a plurality of different voice interfaces. The processing system may further submit the first modified voice input to the first service, obtain a first voice response from the first service, and present a voice output to the user in accordance with the first voice response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Varun Gupta, John Murray, Kaustubh Joshi, Mazin Gilbert, Oliver Spatscheck, Rittwik Jana
  • Patent number: 11032588
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering a spatially enhanced live streaming experience for virtual reality or 360 degree live streaming of video is disclosed. A live streaming video signal is encoded into multiple streams at varying resolutions. A portion of the high resolution video stream, corresponding to a field of view within the entire 360 degree view, is merged with a low resolution video stream. The resulting video stream is referred to as a spatial adaptive video stream. Multiple spatial adaptive video streams are generated to provide a high resolution field of view across the entire 360 degrees. As the viewer looks in different directions, the video player plays back one of the spatial adaptive video streams according to the direction in which the viewer is looking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ismail R. Haritaoglu, Oztan Harmanci
  • Patent number: 10997252
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, an apparatus and a computer storage media for data searching. For example, there is provided a servicing search requests, the method includes, in response to receiving a search request from a user, acquiring search results matching the search request; determining a matching status between a predefined filter and the search results, the predefined filter being used for filtering search results; and controlling, based on the determined matching status, displaying of the predefined filter to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ren Wang, Yifan Huang, Xiaolan Wang
  • Patent number: 10958748
    Abstract: A resource-push method is disclosed. The method includes obtaining, by a resource-push server, a target relationship chain of a benchmark user; determining at least one relational user of the benchmark user according to the benchmark user and the target relationship chain; and obtaining parameter characteristics of the at least one relational user from a preset database. The method also includes determining a similarity value between each of the at least one relational user and the benchmark user according to the parameter characteristics, or a probability value of each of the at least one relational user according to the parameter characteristics; and determining at least one push user from the at least one relational user according to the similarity value or the probability value, so as to push a target resource to the at least one push user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wenyao Gao, Lingling Yi, Peng He, Liwei Qiu
  • Patent number: 10951888
    Abstract: Methods for the real-time, reversible compression of high dynamic range videos, allowing high dynamic range videos to be broadcast through standard dynamic range channels. The methods include streaming pixel values from at least one image sensor through a pipeline on a processor. The pipeline includes an HDR function that combines the streaming pixel values in real-time into an HDR stream and a transfer function that converts the HDR stream to an SDR video stream. The method further includes transmitting the SDR video stream to a receiver in real time for display as a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Contrast, Inc.
    Inventors: Willie C. Kiser, Michael D. Tocci, Nora Tocci
  • Patent number: 10897638
    Abstract: A generation apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a generating unit. The acquiring unit acquires information on usage of a moving image content used via a partial moving image that is used as a key image of the moving image content in a terminal device that is a distribution destination of the partial moving image. The generating unit generates a partial moving image corresponding to the moving image content on the basis of the information acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bungo Tamari
  • Patent number: 10885941
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for identifying and adapting the playback speed of content to be provided during an activity. The methods and systems receive an input including a start cue indicating a start of an activity and access an average duration and an intensity score for the activity. Then the system calculates an adjusted average runtime for the activity based on the average duration and the intensity score and identifies one or more content items, the one or more content items having a total runtime equivalent to the adjusted average runtime for the activity. The system adjusts the playback speed of the identified one or more content items such that the total runtime of playback of the one or more content items matches the average duration for the activity and provides the one or more content items for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Susanto Sen, Shakir Sharfraz Ashfaq Ahamed, Sriram Ponnusamy
  • Patent number: 10852929
    Abstract: A video display device includes a display unit outputting a timeline indicating a progress status of a predetermined task being executed, a communication unit requesting a vehicle providing service from an external server on the basis of a predetermined user input, and a controller controlling the display unit to display information regarding a service providing vehicle received in response to the request, on the timeline, wherein the service providing vehicle is selected in consideration of an end time of the predetermined task being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyongguk Kim, Dongkyu Lee, Hyeongjin Im, Yujune Jang, Eugene Suh
  • Patent number: 10793070
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring apparatus having an acquisition unit that acquires a three-dimensional model image. The three-dimensional model image indicates an irregular state of a road surface. The three-dimensional model image includes image data outputted from an imaging unit that takes a peripheral image including the road surface in a traveling direction of a vehicle and includes height data that indicates heights of individual regions of the road surface represented in the peripheral image. The periphery monitoring apparatus also includes a control that superimposes an indicator of a height of the road surface based on the height data onto each region included in the acquired three-dimensional model image and displays the three-dimensional model image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Yoji Inui, Kinji Yamamoto, Takashi Hiramaki, Takuya Hashikawa, Tetsuya Maruoka, Naotaka Kubota, Osamu Kimura, Itsuko Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10795549
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for video navigation by a user, including generating a GUI comprising a representation of partitioned segments of video content, the representation depicting a dimension of time, a dimension of scale, and a dimension of relevance for the partitioned segments of video content, wherein the GUI includes a first axis that depicts the dimension of time and a second axis that depicts the dimension of scale. The method further entails determining the dimension of relevance for the partitioned segments of video content based on receiving a text query from a user dynamically, or from a pre-defined source, and comparing one or more attributes of the partitioned segments of video content to the text query, or to the pre-defined source. The method further includes assigning a color to the partitioned segments of video content according to a color scheme for easy navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tal Drory, Dror Porat, Daniel N. Rotman
  • Patent number: 10785542
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently loading interactive media guide data based on user history are provided. A plurality of asset descriptions associated with a first media asset is received. A second media asset related to the first media asset is identified. An asset description is selected form the plurality of asset descriptions based on user history of accessing the second media asset. Data for the first media asset is loaded. Data for the first media asset comprises the selected asset description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Pearlman, Camron Shimy
  • Patent number: 10754911
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a content feed through a display interface. The content feed can include at least a snippet of a first content item that is associated with a preview time threshold. A determination can be made that the snippet of the first content item has been positioned within a viewport region of the display interface for a duration of time that satisfies the preview time threshold. Data associated with the first content item can be obtained from a content distribution system. The data associated with the first content item can be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaojun Liang, Varun Kacholia, Maher Afif Saba, Mahmud Sami Tas, Gang Liu
  • Patent number: 10713141
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for determining a duration of time required to render a web page or other content displayed by a native application running on a user device. One embodiment captures screenshots of the application's displayed output on a user device as video frames, and determines when the displayed output image content stabilizes. Another embodiment measures the number of service calls from a mobile client machine and the data requested and/or sent in response to such calls to determine native application performance. In another embodiment, a configuration file updates application executables and runs batch content rendering performance tests. Embodiments timestamp and store test results for subsequent visual depiction, evaluation, and analysis by developer teams and/or users. Performance variations due to changes to a native application or content may be routed to a particular application developer or content designer for possible correction and improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Elango Karunamoorthy, Kandakumar Doraisamy, Jancy Latha Vincent, Anoop Kumar Koloth
  • Patent number: 10540699
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for scene driven content creation. The systems, methods, and computer-readable media described herein may improve user experiences and speed of operation. In an example embodiment described herein, a method may include receiving a request for creating audiovisual content, providing a list of scene identifiers that are associated with a list of scenes for display, receiving data indicative of a first user selection selecting the first scene, providing data comprising an identifier of the first scene and an identifier of a first product associated with an audiovisual review, for display at an audiovisual capturing device during recording of the first scene, and providing the first scene for storage at a data store in association with the identifier of the first scene and the identifier of the first product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjit Naresh Prabhu, Cecilia Ambros, Steven Bass, Janet Ellen Galore, David Hiroshi Hijirida, Alisson Lia Laut, Carlos Marin Burgos, Timothy Andrew Ong
  • Patent number: 10534503
    Abstract: Implementations disclose a user interface for viewing and combining media items into a video. A method includes presenting a user interface facilitating a creation of a video from a plurality of media items, the user interface comprising a first portion concurrently playing a first media item and a second media item of the plurality of media items; receiving user input indicating a selection of the first media item in the first portion of the user interface; in response to determining that the user input is of a first type, adding the first media item to a set of selected media items, and presenting the set of selected media items in a second portion of the user interface; and creating the video from the set of selected media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Grundmann, Jokubas Zukerman, Marco Paglia, Kenneth Conley, Karthik Raveendran, Reed Morse
  • Patent number: 10530468
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for deploying applications in spaceborne and airborne systems, among others. In one example, an airborne or spaceborne physical node comprises a communication interface configured to receive software payloads, and logistical control elements of the physical node. The physical node further comprises a virtualized execution system configured to execute ones of the software payloads deployed on the physical node as associated virtual nodes that share resources of the physical node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber
  • Patent number: 10467999
    Abstract: An auditory augmentation system includes a database with a multiplicity of audio sections and associated metadata for digital audio files. Each audio section is mapped to a contextual theme, each contextual theme being mapped to an audio section having an entry point and an exit point. The entry and exit points support seamless splice or fade transitions between different audio sections. A processing system couples to the database along with an input; the input is in the form of temporally-varying events data that defines a temporal input. The processing system resolves the temporal input into one or more of a plurality of categorized contextual themes, correlates the categorized contextual themes with metadata associated with selected audio sections relevant to the one or more categorized contextual themes, and splices or fades together selected audio sections, and generates, as an output, a media product in which transitions between audio sections are seamless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TIME MACHINE CAPITAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Joseph Michael William Lyske
  • Patent number: 10459974
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a search engine for a video recorder. One embodiment of the present invention operates in an environment that includes one or more set-top boxes connected to or integrated within one or more output devices. The set-top boxes are used to transfer shows from a broadcast input source to one or more types of storage devices and to play back the shows from the storage devices to the output devices, either in a delayed-live fashion or at a later time of the user's choosing. The set-top box displays a graphical user interface (GUI), which gives the user the ability to watch and/or record timeslot based programming, to order on-demand programming, and to playback previously recorded shows that reside on a local or remote storage device. A search engine is added to the GUI that lets the search for shows and receive results in an enhanced manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Haig H. Krakirian, Geoffrey Z. Ombao, James A. Bumgardner
  • Patent number: 10454983
    Abstract: Processing a media file includes receiving a request for a media file from a client system and determining, using a processor, a non-chronological ordering of a plurality of segments of the media file for buffering according to historical playback data for each of the plurality of segments of the media file. A first segment of the media file is sent for buffering to the client system as specified by the non-chronological ordering of the plurality of segments. The non-chronological ordering is determined prior to sending any segment of the media file to the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Lisa M. W. Bradley, Lin Sun