Monitoring Physical Reaction Or Presence Of Viewer Patents (Class 725/10)
  • Patent number: 10846753
    Abstract: Systems and methods of facilitating transactions related to targeted or customized commercial offerings based on derived sentiment states are provided. The sentiment states are derived from digital representations such as images, videos and sound recordings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Patent number: 10845921
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a user interface. The user interface can receive a single command to capture an image. An imager of the electronic device can capture at least the image in response to the single command to capture the image. One or more sensors of the electronic device can determine contextual input from an environment of the electronic device while the imager captures the image. One or more processors of the electronic device can then augment the image with a visible representation of the contextual input to create a single, still, augmented image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Thomas Merrell
  • Patent number: 10841625
    Abstract: A video streaming client is configured to check whether a target version of a desired video content is available for streaming from a video streaming server, the target version being encoded to a target value of an encoding attribute. The video streaming client obtains a data communication speed to the video streaming server, and determines that the data communication speed is sufficient to stream and display the target version of the desired video content. The target value is less than a maximum value of the encoding attribute which is decodable by the video streaming client. The video streaming client is configured to select to stream the target version of the desired video content even though the data communication speed is sufficient to stream a version of the desired video content without playback interruption when encoded using a value of the encoding attribute which is higher than the target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Gaurav Mittal
  • Patent number: 10824806
    Abstract: A system and method for providing counter intuitive recommendations to a user. A user profile is obtained for the user. A determination is made that a trigger condition has occurred for the user. The duration of the trigger condition is also determined. The trigger condition is associated with the user's profile. A request for a recommendation is received, and a list of recommendations is obtained. The recommendations are compared against the trigger condition to determine if the recommendation is compatible with the trigger condition. Those recommendations determined not to be compatible with the trigger condition are removed from the set of recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arindam Bhowmick, Carlos Chivardi, Jennifer M. Hatfield, Gregory S. Hurlebaus, Josef Scherpa
  • Patent number: 10820056
    Abstract: The systems and methods are described herein for playback of content based on progress point information. The systems and methods detect nearby media devices to transmit or request progress point information. Based on the communicated progress point information, the system may generate an option to play back content at a point within the content up to which content was last consumed. When content providers offer different versions of one content item and the user does not select to play back content from the content provider associated with the progress point information, the system determines a proper playback point in other content providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventor: David Wittke
  • Patent number: 10764626
    Abstract: A method for presenting and controlling a panoramic image is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Dan Yang, Xian Jun Wang, You Zhou, Yi Xie, Gang Xu, Jia Qu
  • Patent number: 10755088
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for determining user behavior in an augmented reality environment. An augmented reality application executing on a computing system receives a video depicting a face of a person. The video includes a video frame. The augmented reality application augments the video frame with an image of an item selected via input from a user device associated with a user. The augmented reality application determines, from the video frame, a score representing an action unit. The action unit represents a muscle on the face of the person depicted by the video frame and the score represents an intensity of the action unit. The augmented reality application calculates, from a predictive model and based on the score, an indicator of intent of the person depicted by the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Kushal Chawla, Vaishnav Pawan Madandas, Moumita Sinha, Gaurush Hiranandani, Aditya Jain
  • Patent number: 10754890
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a personalized playlist is provided. A plurality of media tracks from a user device of a user is received. The plurality of media tracks is analyzed for metadata and the metadata is assigned to the media tracks in the plurality of media tracks. One or more user attributes of the user is generated. The one or more user attributes includes a first time period when the user is between 20 and 30 years old. The metadata of the media tracks is compared to the one or more user attributes. The metadata includes metadata for relevant dates of media tracks. The relevant dates include a date of performance of the media tracks and are compared to the first time period. A target mood for generating a playlist is generated. A playlist is generated based on the target mood and based on the comparison of the metadata to the one or more attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Chester O'Konski, Masahiko Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10754614
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method comprises receiving a first signal indicative of a current emotional state of a user, receiving a second signal corresponding to a desired emotional state of the user, and based on the first and second signals, generating a playlist of media content including a first item and an nth item. The first signal can be received from a wearable sensor. Generating the playlist can comprise selecting items of media content, and arranging the media content in a sequential order such that the playlist transitions from the first item toward the nth item. The method can further comprise playing back, via a playback device, at least the first item of the media content, and while playing back the first item, receiving a third signal indicative of an updated emotional state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Phoebe K. Piercy, Nicholas D'Amato
  • Patent number: 10756836
    Abstract: A system and method for remotely verifying images shown on an electronic display is provided. A video player is electrically connected to the electronic display and causes the images to be displayed thereon. A processor directs a screen capture device to take a screen capture when a particular image is scheduled to be shown on the electronic display. The screen capture is stored on an electronic storage device and may be transferred to a networked database via a network connection device. A client may be able to access the screen captures through a user interface in connectivity with the networked database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick De Laet, William Dunn
  • Patent number: 10721454
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for collecting user feedback information from viewers of content are described. Feedback information is received from viewers of content. The feedback indicates, based on head tracking information in some embodiments, where users are looking in a simulated environment during different times of a content presentation, e.g., different frame times. The feedback information is used to prioritize different portions of an environment represented by the captured image content. Resolution allocation is performed based on the feedback information and the content re-encoded based on the resolution allocation. The resolution allocation may and normally does change as the priority of different portions of the environment change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NextVR Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M Medina
  • Patent number: 10705706
    Abstract: Closed loop control of a multimedia system may be achieved with a control space that includes at least two control axes. In each control axis, a coordinate on the axis may indicate a degree to which a multimedia scene facilitates or is perceived to facilitate a user state or a degree to which the user state is achieved. For example, the two control axes may be focus and restoration. A user may provide input that specifies a target state. The target state may be different than, or the same as, the user's current state. The system may select a scene that has coordinates, in the control space, that are closest, by at least a threshold, to the target state, and present the scene to the user. Sensors in the system may measure a user state that results from presenting the scene. The system may revise the scene's coordinates accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nan Zhao, Asaph Azaria, Joseph Paradiso
  • Patent number: 10685055
    Abstract: Hashtag-playlist content sequence management may include receiving a hashtag-playlist generation request message including a hashtag-playlist indicator and a first content curator indicator, storing hashtag-playlist information indicating an association between the hashtag-playlist indicator and the first content curator indicator, receiving a request for a sequence of content, wherein the request for the sequence of content includes the hashtag-playlist indicator, generating the sequence of content by identifying hashtag-playlist content objects, wherein each respective content object from the hashtag-playlist content objects is identified based on information indicating a defined association between the respective content object and the hashtag-playlist identifier, and including at least one content object from the hashtag-playlist content objects in the sequence of content, and transmitting at least one content object from the sequence of content for presentation to a user associated with the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Altair Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Scapa, Stephanie A. Scapa
  • Patent number: 10681421
    Abstract: A personalized, location-based experience of consuming a media event is provided. A user computing entity comprising a processor, memory, network interface configured to communicate via at least one network, and location sensor identifies a media event that a user is expected to want to consume. The user computing entity determines a current location of the user computing entity. The user computing entity identifies a stream providing audio and/or video data corresponding to the media event available at the current location based at least in part on (a) event information corresponding to the media event and (b) the current location. The user computing entity identifies an audio/video device located within close proximity of the user computing entity; and provides a communication comprising a command to the audio/video device. The processing of the communication by the audio/video device causes the audio/video device to provide audio and/or video data of the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventor: Matt McElroy
  • Patent number: 10674209
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a wireless station monitors for presence of wireless communications transmitted in a subscriber domain (monitored region) to identify which of one or more communication devices assigned to the subscriber domain are present in the monitored region. In response to detecting presence of a particular communication device, a mapping resource maps an identity of the communication device and/or corresponding user of communication device to configuration settings (such as a personalized content guide) assigned to the corresponding user of the communication device. The playback device displays the personalized content guide and corresponding control options on a display screen of the playback device to the user. The user then operates a remote control device (which is separate from the communication device) to control selection of options in the displayed personalized content guide of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Richard A. Compton
  • Patent number: 10666690
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods in which resource-related content is provided to a number of mobile devices. In some embodiments, as a content provider streams a media presentation or a live real-world event occurs, it may also provide an indication of a resource to a content distribution hub. Upon receiving that indication of the resource, the content distribution hub may identify and/or generate resource-related content relevant to the indicated resource. The resource-related content may then be distributed to a number of subscriber devices according to subscription data maintained by the content distribution hub. In some embodiments, the content hub is also configured to initiate transactions related to the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Erik Friend, Jason Blackhurst, Quan Wang
  • Patent number: 10652614
    Abstract: A system and method to turn computer vision captured data of a subject into an optimized rearranged media content to a display device using historic or real-time data points captured by facial analytics software comprising a media compiler computer that receives a digital media segment and metadata describing the digital media segment, the metadata comprising, at least, a priority marker for each frame of a plurality of frames and one or more set durations and create a new digital media segment by rearranging at least a portion of the plurality of frames in combination with additional elements such as generated text, zooming in on focal items within the media and other techniques for highlighting key elements of the new digital media segment, the rearrangement based on priority markers associated to each frame and other pre-configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Shoppar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ville Peter Aarimaa Ward
  • Patent number: 10643249
    Abstract: The examples provide a content item distributor computing system that is configured to determine characteristics of content providers and providing content items to certain categories of content providers. In one embodiment, the content item distributor receives a request from a content provider to receive content items and determines if a provided set of video content has a minimum number of viewers and meets a standard for upload content. In response to the determination, the content item distributor communicates a content item to the video content provider to present in conjunction with video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thai Tran, Dean Yasuda, Shashi Seth, Aaron Kwong Yue Lee, Zheng Liu, Franck Chastagnol, George Strompolos
  • Patent number: 10636449
    Abstract: Metadata about a movie is retrieved. The metadata includes a plurality of associated viewer responses from at least one previous audience viewing of the video. The plurality of associated viewer responses from the at least one previous audience viewing are associated with one or more segments of the video. A segment of the video associated with a type of viewer reaction based on emotion and sentiment recognition is identified. Additional media content based on the identified video segment is retrieved. A segment of the additional media content that exceeds a threshold of similarity with the segment of the video is determined. A video clip that includes the segment of the additional media content is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Enara C. Vijil, Seema Nagar, Srikanth G. Tamilselvam, Kuntal Dey
  • Patent number: 10631066
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for detecting users within a range of a media device. A detection region may be defined that is within the range of the media device and smaller than the range. The detection region may be stored. It may be determined whether a user is within the detection region. The media device may be activated and settings associated with the user may be applied when a user is within the detection region. In some embodiments, settings associated with a user may be compared to provided media content when the user is within the detection region. The content may change when the settings conflict with the media content. Reminders may be provided to or directed to a plurality of users within the range of the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Camron Shimy, Benjamin Kim
  • Patent number: 10623825
    Abstract: A system for automatically managing the delivery of digital media assets allocates the digital media assets to programs so that consumers will receive the digital media assets when they consume the programs. An example is the automated allocation of sponsored videos to television programs. The system includes data stores, a digital media server, and a campaign manager system. The campaign manager system will automatically allocate digital media assets to digital programs in a campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Optimized Markets, Inc.
    Inventors: Tuomas Wilhelm Sandholm, Fei Peng, John Paul Dickerson
  • Patent number: 10623783
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a method includes identifying a particular show being viewed on a first display device by a user and determining that a commercial break occurs within the particular show being viewed on the first display device. The method further includes determining a second display device associated with the user and providing targeted content for display on the second display device during the commercial break that is being displayed on the first display device. The targeted content includes content that is related to the particular show in which the commercial break occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: John Samuel Barnett
  • Patent number: 10623824
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for selecting an advertisement for play on a specified device for one or more users. Each of the users has a defined relationship with the specified device, and has an information description stored on a mobile communications device. In one embodiment, the method comprises transmitting the respective information description of each of one or more users from the user's communications device to a provider server. The server analyzes one or more information descriptions to identify an advertisement for playing on the specified device. The specified device, in one embodiment, is a television. In an embodiment, advertisements are displayed based on common purchase profiles and common purchase plans among different people. The purchase plans may be sent to the television when the users are in a defined area or come within a given distance of the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10623791
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including providing a video presentation to user devices. A latency related to the video presentation is determined for each device; a high-latency user device is identified having greater latency than other, low-latency devices. Field of view information is analyzed for each of the low-latency devices; based on the analyzing, a field of view of the high-latency user device is predicted. In accordance with the predicting, a predicted viewing map for the high-latency user device is generated. The video presentation for the high-latency user device is adjusted based on the predicted viewing map. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Matteo Varvello, Vijay Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10616643
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of creating customized programming content for a user of a video content system includes accessing a user interest profile for the user, the user interest profile comprising a ranked list of a plurality of interest categories; locating at least one video segment corresponding to each of the interest categories of the user interest profile; calculating the correlation between the user interest profile and data describing each of the located video segment, and ranking the video segments based on the correlation; assembling the video segments into a customized video programming stream based on the ranking; and displaying the customized video programming stream to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL INNOVATION COUNSEL, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Eldering, Brian P. Shield, Christopher Ryan McClellen
  • Patent number: 10616647
    Abstract: To execute applications in link with the progression of content being viewed at user's home. A terminal apparatus practiced as one embodiment of the present disclosure has an extracting block configured to extract signature data indicative of features of content to be reproduced, a query generating block configured to generate a query that at least includes the above-mentioned extracted signature, a communication block configured to transmit the above-mentioned generated query to a server apparatus and receive a response returned by this server in response to the above-mentioned response, and an application executing block configured to obtain an application on the basis of an application URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in which at least application identification information is written, this URL being included in the above-mentioned received response, and execute the obtained application. The above-mentioned terminal apparatus practiced as one embodiment of the invention is applicable to TV receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10601927
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for configuring context aware sessions. A first session is provided using a first communication channel Contextual information of the first session is used to provide a second session using a second communication channel, wherein the second session is associated with the first session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Mateer, James K. Boutcher, Jesse Andersen
  • Patent number: 10580043
    Abstract: Targeted Content solutions can be provided using a variety of techniques. Targeted Content can be provided in place of generic advertisements on a first device or on personal computing devices. Targeted Content can be presented during, or in place of, generic advertisements in Content (e.g., television content, streaming content, etc.). Targeted Content can include customized video content to improve a user's viewing experience and thereby provide increased revenue opportunities for advertisers and content providers. The video content and/or customized content that is provided to a user can be paused or substituted to permit customized content to be delivered to the user. The video content and/or customized content can be of sporting events, and can facilitate and improve participation in a Fantasy Sports league.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Mark W. Publicover, William Knight Foster
  • Patent number: 10572679
    Abstract: Some aspects of this disclosure include systems, methods, and/or computer programs that may be used to filter measurements of affective response collected using sensors that measure physiological signals and/or behavioral cues of users. A bias may be tendency, attitude, and/or inclination, which may influence the affective response a user has to an experience. Some embodiments described herein involve learning a model of biases of the user from measurements of affective response of the user and descriptions of events to which the measurements correspond. The model may be used to filter measurements of the user, which may be provided to other entities, if the model indicates that the measurements are likely to contain a certain level and/or type of bias (e.g., bias to certain factors). Such a filtration process can help make results generated based on the measurements more accurate and also may help protect the privacy of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10546599
    Abstract: Presently described are systems and methods for identifying a mute/sound attribute of an audio sample set having first-channel samples and second-channel samples. An embodiment takes the form of a method that includes: (i) receiving the audio sample set; (ii) for each first-channel sample, determining a first max amplitude and a first min amplitude; (iii) calculating a first span based on a first function of the first max amplitude and the first min amplitude; (iv) for each second-channel sample, determining a second max amplitude and a second min amplitude; (v) calculating a second span based on a function of the second max amplitude and the second min amplitude; and (vi) identifying the audio sample set as having a sound attribute if both the first span and the second span are greater than a min-volume threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hank J. Hundemer, Dana A. Lasher
  • Patent number: 10540678
    Abstract: Methods and systems of predicting performance data for a piece of media content that is consumable by a user at a client device are provided. In one or more embodiments, the method collects raw input data, such as from a webcam, indicative of a user's response to the media content as the user watches the content. The data is processed to extract and obtain a series of head pose signals and facial expression signals, which is then input to a classification model. The model maps the performance data of the media content over time in response to the signals evaluated by the method to produce a prediction of the performance of the piece of media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: REALEYES OÜ
    Inventors: Gábor Szirtes, Javier Orozco, István Petrás, Dániel Szolgay, Ákos Utasi, Jeffrey Cohn
  • Patent number: 10524005
    Abstract: Video analysis may be used to determine who is watching television and their level of interest in the current programming Lists of favorite programs may be derived for each of a plurality of viewers of programming on the same television receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wenlong Li, Xiaofeng Tong, Yangzhou Du, Jianguo Li, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 10511888
    Abstract: A calibration system for media content comprises a memory, a media device, a plurality of different types of sensors, and a control circuitry. The memory is configured to store a media item and expected-emotions-tagging metadata for the media item. The control circuitry is configured to compute a reaction delay for a first emotional response of the audience captured by the plurality of different types of sensors for a first scene of the media item with respect to a position of the first marker. The first scene of the media item spans a first time slot that corresponds to the first scene in the media item. The control circuitry is configured to calibrate the position of the first marker to associate a first set of frames of the first scene with the first emotional response, based on at least the computed reaction delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anubhav Srivastava, Venkatesh Dharamukkala
  • Patent number: 10506280
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for automatically indicating, during display of video of an event, actions in event that could satisfy side-game scoring scenarios. This may be accomplished by a media application that generates a live video of an event and retrieves data relating to a current status of a side-game in which a user is participating. The media application determines that a next play of the event could affect an outcome of the side-game and, in response, determines a particular action within the event that could affect the outcome of the side-game. The media application generates for display, within the video, an overlay on top of a playing space of the event, the overlay indicating where the particular action would need to occur to affect the outcome of the side-game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ida Wahlquist-Ortiz, Richard Daniel Lee
  • Patent number: 10481762
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for gathering and organizing media content in a social media is provided. The method initiates with providing a stream of postings of media content for a user account and receiving, from the user account, selection of media content provided within the stream. The selected media content is moved from the stream to a playlist interface. The selected media content is organized within the playlist interface into categories based on content type to generate a playlist for the user account. The organized playlist of the selected media content is provided for rendering at a display device that is used for accessing the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Kristoffer Andreas Olofsson
  • Patent number: 10477273
    Abstract: This application is directed to changing a TV operating mode based on a potential relationship among viewers of a connected TV. In some implementations, a method includes: determining viewer identities and identifying the potential relationship among the viewers or a subset of the viewers; in accordance with a determination that the potential relationship allows the viewers to share private information, placing or maintaining the connected TV in or into a first operating mode that is unrelated to media content being displayed and allows personal information to be displayed on the connected TV; and in accordance with a determination that the potential relationship does not allow the viewers to share private information, placing or maintaining the connected TV in or into a second operating mode that is unrelated to the media content and does not allow personal information to be displayed on the connected TV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alok Chandel, Eric H C Liu, Pierre-Yves Laligand, Justin Koh
  • Patent number: 10474717
    Abstract: According to an implementation, a computing device for automatically creating video highlights for video broadcast streams shared in a social media platform includes at least one processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having executable instructions that when executed by the at least one processor are configured to execute a video broadcasting service having a video highlight creator. The video highlight creator is configured to obtain a video broadcast stream that was previously broadcasted to a plurality of viewing devices of the social media platform, create video highlights based on an analysis of the video broadcast stream, and provide the video highlights for selection within a user interface of an interactive streaming application configured to communicate with the video broadcasting service over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Quennesson
  • Patent number: 10462004
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates the processing of network data. During operation, the system causes for display a graphical user interface (GUI) for configuring the generation of time-series event data from network packets captured by one or more remote capture agents. Next, the system causes for display, in the GUI, a first set of user-interface elements containing a set of statistics associated with one or more event streams that comprise the time-series event data. The system then causes for display, in the GUI, one or more graphs comprising one or more values from the set of statistics. Finally, the system causes for display, in the GUI, a value of a statistic from the set of statistics based on a position of a cursor over the one or more graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Fang I. Hsiao, Wei Jiang, Vladimir A. Shcherbakov, Ramkumar Chandrasekharan, Clayton S. Ching
  • Patent number: 10440093
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at an interface of a client system of a user of an online social network, a user input selecting a deep link. The deep link may include instructions for accessing a media-content item via a media-player device. The deep link may be selected by the user from a notification from the online social network referencing the media-content item. The media-player device may be proximate to the client system. In response to the selection of the deep link, instructions for accessing the selected media-content item via the media-player device may be sent from the client system to the media-player device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Francislav Penov, Mateusz Marek Niewczas
  • Patent number: 10440433
    Abstract: Methods and systems for capturing, transmitting and processing data for generating ratings relating to multimedia programming based on passively obtained user cues are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, Christopher Harrison, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10440440
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for a media guidance application on a first device that detects a user's engagement with a second media asset on second device, and alerts the user to an important event in a first media asset presented on the first device, thereby reminding the user to view the first media asset. The media guidance application may determine when the next important event will occur in the media asset and determine an estimated amount of time required to play back the second media asset. The media guidance application may adjust the estimated amount of time based on advertisements and network conditions at the second device. If the media guidance application determines that the estimated amount of time is longer than the amount of time before the next important event in the first media asset, the media guidance application may generate an alert on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 10419558
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a plurality of mobile devices in proximity to a device. Further embodiments can include identifying a user identifier associated with each of the plurality of mobile devices resulting in a plurality of user identifiers. Additional embodiments can include obtaining a user profile associated with each of the plurality of user identifiers resulting in a plurality of user profiles. Also, embodiments can include identifying a first user profile having a first priority among the plurality of user profiles. Further embodiments can include provisioning the first user profile on a media processor or set top box and providing media content for presentation on a display according to the first user profile. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudheer Bandela, Binny Asarikuniyil, Hai Nguyen, Heather Truong
  • Patent number: 10390104
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, methods and devices, such as television receivers, are described that are useful for displaying contextual and/or personalized video advertisements to viewers that take into consideration the viewers' personal attributes, such as biological characteristics or mental characteristics, including stress levels. Optionally, this is achieved by use of one or more sensors, including thermal sensors, electrical sensors, optical sensors, acoustic sensors, biosensors, etc., to determine a stress level of the viewer and then matching the viewer's stress level to an appropriately tagged advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Ukraine L.L.C.
    Inventor: Yaroslav Buga
  • Patent number: 10380657
    Abstract: Mobile application reviewing is provided. An interaction, made by a user of a wearable device is identified. One or more facial expression data is received. A screenshot of a mobile application on a mobile device is captured. A user sentiment, corresponding to the screenshot, is determined, wherein the sentiment is based on the facial expression data. A mobile application rating corresponding to the user is determined wherein the mobile application rating is based on one or more screenshot ratings corresponding to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Ashish K. Mathur, Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 10382822
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include evaluation and management of device hardware, software, and network resources during streaming, downloading, or playback of video resources on client devices from remote locations. Certain aspects relate to evaluating the current resources available at a client device, such as memory, processing capacity, device battery status, network availability and/or network data quotas, in view of a video resource request. Based on the evaluation of the client device's resources, and estimations of the effects that video streaming/downloading and playback may have on the client device's resources, the client device may control, customize, and/or alter the retrieval or playback of requested video resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jesse Montgomery, Donald Dudrey
  • Patent number: 10373213
    Abstract: Mobile application reviewing is provided. An interaction, made by a user of a wearable device is identified. One or more facial expression data is received. A screenshot of a mobile application on a mobile device is captured. A user sentiment, corresponding to the screenshot, is determined, wherein the sentiment is based on the facial expression data. A mobile application rating corresponding to the user is determined wherein the mobile application rating is based on one or more screenshot ratings corresponding to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Ashish K. Mathur, Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 10366120
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving a music experience are described. Multiple users can provide their musical preferences (e.g., favorite artist, group, genre, era, etc.). When the users come within the vicinity of a jukebox, the users' musical preferences are retrieved or determined. Using the combined or shared preferences of the users in the vicinity of the jukebox, the system is able to create or adjust the current playlist of songs, tailoring the music played based on the users listening nearby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Jakub Ceiran Burgis
  • Patent number: 10362290
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for collecting user feedback information from viewers of content are described. Feedback information is received from viewers of content. The feedback indicates, based on head tracking information in some embodiments, where users are looking in a simulated environment during different times of a content presentation, e.g., different frame times. The feedback information is used to prioritize different portions of an environment represented by the captured image content. Resolution allocation is performed based on the feedback information and the content re-encoded based on the resolution allocation. The resolution allocation may and normally does change as the priority of different portions of the environment change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NextVR Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M Medina
  • Patent number: 10360280
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for building and disseminating a smart encyclopedia. The method, computer program product and computer system may include a computing device that receives source content. The computing device may determine a first relationship. The first relationship corresponds to a relationship between a first portion of the source content and a second portion of the source content. The computing device may determine a first location of the first relationship within an index. The computing device may identify a user location within the index. The computing device may determine whether the user location is located beyond the first location within the index. The computing device may display the first relationship to the user based on the determination that the user location is beyond the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Coporation
    Inventors: Pasquale A. Catalano, Andrew G. Crimmins, Casimer M. DeCusatis, Rajaram B. Krishnamurthy, Michael Onghena, Anuradha Rao
  • Patent number: 10339368
    Abstract: A method for recognizing the face of a user that uses a device in a facility includes receiving a photo of the user and extracting a face image of the user from the photo. The method includes receiving a full candidate face set of all registered users, a first list of registered users that are within the facility, and a second list of registered users that are using other devices in the facility. The method includes generating a reduced candidate face set from the full candidate face set by excluding at least one of (1) candidate faces corresponding to users that are not included in the first list or (2) candidate faces corresponding to users that are included in the second list, from the full candidate face set. The method also includes determining whether the face image corresponds to a candidate face of the reduced candidate face set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tinoq Inc.
    Inventors: Daxiao Yu, Yang Sun