Video Distribution System With Upstream Communication Patents (Class 725/105)
  • Patent number: 11914577
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to association of storage objects in a multi-tenant, cloud-based storage environment. More specifically, a first object can be made available in the file system of the environment and can be accessed, for example, by its file or object name. At some point thereafter, an auxiliary object can be provided that is related to the first object. For example, this auxiliary object can comprise metadata or other content associated with or related to the first object. According to one embodiment, this auxiliary object can be assigned an identifier that not only uniquely identifies the auxiliary object but also identifies, within the identifier itself, the relationship to the first object. This relational naming can be used to track the relationship between objects, e.g., to update the auxiliary object based on changes to the first object, but without a separate mapping of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Storer, Kirill Minkovich, Xiaodong Wang, Susmitha Kanakamedala
  • Patent number: 11889132
    Abstract: The present application discloses techniques of implementing a multi-person video live streaming service. The techniques comprise obtaining a first video and a second video of a live streamer, and obtaining a third video of any other live streaming member than the live streamer in a live streaming group; stitching the first video, the second video, and the third video of the any other live streaming member, for obtaining a multi-person live video stream; and sending the multi-person live video stream to respective live streaming clients associated with members in the live streaming group for the members to watch. The present application can increase the modes of interaction of live streaming members, thereby improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HODE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zixin Tang, Dewei Xue
  • Patent number: 11871088
    Abstract: A broadcaster device generates a live stream including video-based commentary regarding a live event combined with an audio and/or video feed of the live event itself. A viewer device receives a copy of the integrated live event and commentator stream and synchronized event information (e.g., real-time scores), and displays the integrated stream and the event information (e.g., as a “scorebug”). Viewers of a given live event may seamlessly select amongst different broadcasters for the same live event to access different integrated live event and commentator streams respectively synchronized with the event information. A social media platform is provided in tandem with live streaming of digital content relating to live events to allow a given broadcaster and their associated viewers to communicate with one another, comment on the event and/or the broadcaster's live stream, and send digital gifts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SportsCastr, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Azuolas, Kevin April, Brian Silston, Philip Nicholas Schupak
  • Patent number: 11838585
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to detect an operational state (such as an on/off state) of a media device are disclosed herein. Disclosed example apparatus are to monitor for activity on a first bus of an (HDMI) port of the media device. Disclosed example apparatus are also to inject a message with a first address on the first bus in response to detection of no activity on the first bus for at least a threshold duration. Disclosed example apparatus are further to detect the operational state of the media device based on whether a response to the message is received on the first bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Bostjan Valencic, Igor Sotosek
  • Patent number: 11798595
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein include a computing system receiving a command to generate a first video of a first activity, and in response to receiving the command to generate the first video, executing a first automated video processing procedure comprising: (i) receiving one or more live video feeds of the first activity, wherein each live video feed is obtained from a separate camera, (ii) selecting one or more of the received live video feeds for processing, (iii) for each of the selected live video feeds, modifying the selected video feed to improve performance of the first automated video processing procedure, (iv) generating a video segment based on each of the modified video feeds, and (v) compiling the one or more generated video segments into a first video of the first activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Kyle Quinton Beatch
  • Patent number: 11792460
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate quality control of benefit items created for subscribers of a membership platform are described herein. Exemplary implementations may: obtain subscribership information; obtain quality control information; effectuate presentation of a reward fulfillment user interface; obtain input information; calculate levels of quality of digital assets; determine sets of subscribership criteria that correspond to the calculated levels of quality; authorize fulfillment of physical benefit items; and/or perform other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Patreon, Inc.
    Inventors: George Edward Bonner, Jekabs Stikans
  • Patent number: 11785280
    Abstract: A system and method for ingesting, normalizing and analyzing multiple disparate datasets surrounding live sports events combined with real-time viewing content recognition and understanding on a user device to enable digital services to recommend real-time, personalized interactive offers such as sports bet offers to the device that are synchronized to live events being visual or audibly projected proximate the user device despite inherent latency between the user device and the projected live event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Epoxy.AI Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Howard Dakss, Nathan Anderson Offutt, Aaron Todd, W. Leo Hoarty, Tayyab Shahzada, Andrew James Princep, Jason Angelides, Christopher Thomas Reynolds, Ralph J. Pierre-Louis, Thomas Robert Alexander Weiss
  • Patent number: 11729363
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that that modify audio of played back AV content based on context in accordance with some implementations. In some implementations audio-visual content of a physical environment is obtained, and the audio-visual content includes visual content and audio content that includes a plurality of audio portions corresponding to the visual content. In some implementations, a context for presenting the audio-visual content is determined, and a temporal relationship between one or more audio portions of the plurality of audio portions and the visual content is determined based on the context. Then, synthesized audio-visual content is presented based on the temporal relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shai Messingher Lang, Alexandre Da Veiga, Spencer H. Ray, Symeon Delikaris Manias
  • Patent number: 11704279
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving custom metadata for several data items, the data items having system metadata associated therewith, selecting, based on the custom metadata, some of the data items to move between a primary storage system and a secondary storage system, and moving the selected data item(s) between the primary storage system and the secondary storage system. A computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are executable by a computer to cause the computer to perform the foregoing method. A system includes a processor and logic integrated with the processor, executable by the processor, or integrated with and executable by the processor. The logic is configured to perform the foregoing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Nilesh Prabhakar Bhosale, Takeshi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 11671677
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a system includes receiving a request to display a content and employing an antenna system to receive content data that is representative of the content. The antenna system includes a first antenna, a second antenna, and a third antenna. The system further utilizing at least three arrangements to collect the content, wherein a first arrangement includes receiving the content data broadcasted over the air to extract the content from the content data, a second arrangement includes establishing a wireless communication connection with a network node device operated by a first telecommunication service provider to collect the content data from a server, and a third arrangement includes connecting to a hot-spot having a connection to a second network node device operated by a second telecommunication service provider to collect the content data from the server. The system further transfers the content to the display component, which is collected utilizing the three arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: APPLIED DIGITAL RESEARCH CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Francis Shambro, Jr., Fred Richard Niedrich, William L. Thomas, Milan Patel
  • Patent number: 11665374
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamic compute allocation in multiple-bitrate live video streaming are described. As one example, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request to perform a real-time encode of a live video at a content delivery service, dynamically allocating, by the content delivery service, a set of compute resources between parallel encoders to respectively encode different renditions of the live video based at least in part on real-time usage data, performing parallel real-time encoding of each of the different renditions of the live video by the set of compute resources of the content delivery service, and transmitting at least one of the encoded different renditions of the live video from the content delivery service to a viewer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Benjamin Waggoner
  • Patent number: 11659212
    Abstract: Techniques are described for creating and using playback-conditions-adaptive live video encoding ladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai Wei, Brian Manuel Alvarez, Yongjun Wu, Abhishek Kumar, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 11632576
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a live video broadcast method performed by a first mobile device. The method includes: receiving a live broadcast command to live broadcast a video game played by a user on the first mobile device, and creating a video buffer for the video game based on the live broadcast command; binding the video buffer with a game engine to detect and extract video picture frames from the video game and store them in the video buffer; transferring the video picture frames into a frame buffer to be displayed on the first mobile device; collecting voice data by using a microphone, and synchronously synthesize the voice data and the video picture frames stored in the video buffer into a video streaming media file; and uploading the video streaming media file to a live broadcast server so as to perform live broadcasting of the video game to other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Baocheng Fan
  • Patent number: 11625443
    Abstract: A method for enhancing a presentation of a network document by a client terminal with real time social media content. The method comprises analyzing a content in a web document to identify a relation to a first of a plurality of multi participant events documented in an event dataset, each of the plurality of multi participant events is held in a geographical venue which hosts an audience of a plurality of participants, matching a plurality of event indicating tags of each of a plurality of user uploaded media content files with at least one feature of the first multi participant event to identify a group of user uploaded media content files selected from the plurality of user uploaded media content files, and forwarding at least some members of the group to a simultaneous presentation on a browser running on a client terminal and presenting the web document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Efrat Rotem, Ariel Krieger, Emmanuel Merali
  • Patent number: 11622137
    Abstract: Systems and methods for streaming content are disclosed. A Media Presentation Description (MPD) may be associated with streaming content, for example, in Dynamic Adaptive Streaming Over HTTP (DASH). An MPD may comprise an element, e.g., a header element or URL query element, which provides a name/Value functionality. An element may allow a request that results in insertion of custom headers. Requests may be used for retrieval of a subsegment, segment, or MPD, re-referencing of remote elements, or triggered by an event. The event may be embedded either in an MPD or in segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Giladi
  • Patent number: 11615481
    Abstract: A method for encouraging saving towards a financial goal for an individual includes receiving on an electronic computing device one or more personal media elements from the individual. A receipt from a purchase by the individual is received. The receipt includes information relating to the purchase made by the individual. Information from the receipt relative to the financial goal is analyzed. At least one of the one or more personal media elements is selected for presentation with the receipt. The at least one of the one or more personal media elements selected is related to an effect of the purchase on achieving the financial goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Alan W. Hecht, Marria Wairnola Rhodriquez
  • Patent number: 11610196
    Abstract: A system that allows users to display valid identification via a mobile device. Authentic and valid IDs and secure folders are verified by a certificate authority. Statistical techniques are applied to automatically determine the consistency and reliability of user data. Context is automatically determined to display data according to the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Evelyn Laureano
  • Patent number: 11601708
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a video co-watching system that can efficiently, flexibly, and securely provide access to, and synchronize, co-watching digital video content across multiple participant devices while providing live digital video chat streams between the participant devices. For example, the video co-watching system can enable the participant devices to simultaneously present co-watching digital video content together with a presentation of a video chat. In addition, the video co-watching system can synchronize the co-watching digital video content at each participant device while also facilitating video chatting between the participant devices by transmitting a playback modifier signal to cause one participant device to perform a modification to the playback made at another participant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Jose Barvo, Zheng Fang, Nora Micheva
  • Patent number: 11601582
    Abstract: To appropriately prevent an image with disadvantageous or inappropriate imaged content from being transmitted when such imaged content is generated in a use case such as real-time distribution of a captured image, and to prevent mistrust of a viewer due to malfunction or the like. Therefore, a transmission unit is caused to execute transmission of a first image that is delayed by a delay processing unit. If a switching trigger is detected during this time, the image that the transmission unit is caused to transmit is switched from a first image to a second image that is reproduced by a reproduction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Nogami, Makoto Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11595560
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring data between a server and a system of cameras. One embodiment provides a low-power radio frequency (“RF”) network for a system of cameras. The network comprises a server configured to access information related to the system of cameras, wherein the server receives a signal indicating a user input, and a first camera of the system of camera. The first camera is configured to receive a status report from a second camera of the system of cameras, update a cache of the first camera based on the status report from the second camera of the system of cameras, and transmit the updated cache of the first camera to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: NON TYPICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Cuddeback, Jared Momose
  • Patent number: 11537121
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes: an imaging device that captures an image in which a work target is shown; an image transmission unit that transmits the image captured by the imaging device to a control device; an operation signal reception unit that receives an operation signal from the control device; and an operation control unit that limits the operation signal according to a transmission status of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Minagawa, Jun Morinaga, Yasuhiro Ohyama, Qi Ding
  • Patent number: 11532222
    Abstract: Disclosed are a safety service system and a method thereof. The safety service system comprises: a collection unit for collecting position information and image information related to a protected person who is registered by a protector; and a service providing unit for providing the position information and the image information to one or both of the protector and a security company upon detection of a signal that the protected person is in danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ji Young Lee, Yong Rae Jo, Jung Hwa Yoo, Ji Hyun Yoo, Taekyu Han
  • Patent number: 11523178
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to detect an operational state (such as an on/off state) of a media device are disclosed herein. Disclosed example apparatus include activity detection circuitry to monitor for activity on a first bus of an (HDMI) port of the media device. Disclosed example apparatus also include probe circuitry to inject a message with a first address on the first bus in response to detection of no activity on the first bus for at least a threshold duration. Disclosed example apparatus further include state detection circuitry to detect the operational state of the media device based on whether a response to the message is received on the first bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Bostjan Valencic, Igor Sotosek
  • Patent number: 11516521
    Abstract: A processor system and computer-implemented method may be provided for generating a composite video stream which may combine a background video and a foreground video stream into one stream. For that purpose, a spatially segmented encoding of the background video may be obtained, for example in the form of a tiled stream. The foreground video stream may be received, for example, from a(nother) client device. The foreground video stream may be a real-time stream, e.g., when being used in real-time communication. The image data of the foreground video stream may be inserted into the background video by decoding select segments of the background video, inserting the foreground image data into the decoded background image data of these segments, and by encoding the resulting composite image data to obtain composite segments which, together with the non-processed segments of the background video, form a spatially segmented encoding of a composite video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Alexandre da Silva Pratas Gabriel, Mattijs Oskar Van Deventer, Hans Maarten Stokking
  • Patent number: 11444995
    Abstract: Content may be received at an edge location in one format, but delivered to a terminal on an access network in another format. The received content may be transcoded at the edge location. The transcoded content may be stored, or immediately delivered. The transcoded content may be fragmented prior to storage. Multiple copies of the transcoded content may be maintained in multiple formats. These formats may be aligned with one another such that delivery of the content can include delivering portions of the content in one format and other portions of the content in another format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TIVO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danial E. Holden, Austin J. Vrbas
  • Patent number: 11429086
    Abstract: Systems and methods to modify functions of computing devices based on movements and/or locations of users of such computing devices may include various types of sensors, such as movement sensors, imaging sensors, and location sensors. The sensor data may be processed by various algorithms to determine either or both of movement and location of the user within an environment. Then, based at least on the determined movement or location of the user, a particular function level may be selected for the computing device to ensure safety and environmental awareness of the user. In addition, one or more functions of the computing device may be modified, enabled, disabled, automated, alerted, or otherwise changed based on the selected function level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam
  • Patent number: 11418845
    Abstract: Disclosed is a media sharing system that provides shared experiencing of licensed media content such as movies. The system includes a web server that communicates with multiple client devices over the internet whereby a user's multiple social contacts can participate in a synchronized stream of licensed media content such as movies. The system is able to schedule the multi-user experiencing of the licensed media content and further synchronize the streaming of the licensed content so the participating users receiving the media streams in a substantially synchronized manner. The system still further provides for social content interaction amongst the multiple recipients so that the multiple users can interact in a time-contextual manner consistent with the substantially synchronized receipt of the licensed media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Paramount Pictures Corporation
    Inventors: Abraham Chee Shun Wong, Alyson Elise Grove, Eugene M. Lee, Stephanie Anne Simard
  • Patent number: 11403797
    Abstract: A digital element located within a region near a device is identified. The digital element is located at a dynamically updated location. It is determined that the digital element is to be rendered. A representation of the digital element is generated in a rendered view of at least a portion of the region. Content of the digital element is provided upon receiving an indication that the digital element has been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Ripple, Inc. of Delaware
    Inventor: Ray Beau Lotto
  • Patent number: 11395017
    Abstract: Video signals are received from multiple sources, including remote sources, and are collected at a central location for viewing and/or storage. The signals are transmitted to a central site as compressed, progressively-scanned streaming video signals, employing data rates in the range of 2-4 Mbps. 24 fps or less is used, and the frame rate may be variable or fixed. The source signal frame rate and image size may be different for each source signal, and the frame rate and image size of the source signal in the format stored may be different from the frame rate and image size in the format displayed. In formats utilizing less than 24 fps progressive scan multi-format, direct streaming is made possible from HDTV (16:9) data, enabling applications utilizing these higher levels of resolution. Application of these formats adjusts streams, enabling a video surveillance system to transmit streams to a remote viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HAWK TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kinya Washino, Barry H. Schwab
  • Patent number: 11392979
    Abstract: An information processing system including a communication unit configured to receive information related to a positive interaction presented to a second object by a first object and information related to a positive interaction presented to the first object by the second object, and a controller configured to generate an emotion value of the first object based on at least a part of the received information related to the positive interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Miyajima
  • Patent number: 11362853
    Abstract: Doorbells often include a button to enable visitors to ring a chime to summon building occupants. In some embodiments, doorbells include a camera to take pictures of visitors. In several embodiments, doorbells include covers that are light filters. These light filters can cover infrared light sources such as infrared light emitting diodes. The light filters can pass infrared light while blocking visible light. In several embodiments, a front portion of a camera assembly fits through a hole in a light filter. Light filters can help secure camera assemblies and can form a portion of a doorbell's outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SkyBell Technologies IP, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Frank Scalisi
  • Patent number: 11328027
    Abstract: A method comprises: obtaining content, a content location search term, and an image trigger; submitting the content location search term to a web mapping service so that a service API searches with the content location search term; receiving content locations corresponding to the content; adding the content, image trigger, and content locations to a distribution database that is searchable by location; receiving from a consumer device a location of the consumer device; searching the database using the location of the consumer device to identify any content having content locations that correspond to the consumer device's location, and obtaining the associated image trigger(s); performing an image recognition process on image data captured by the consumer device to identify the presence of the or each said associated image trigger in the image data; and if the presence of any of the image triggers is detected, serving the content to the consumer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Rhizomenet Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yue Wang
  • Patent number: 11321109
    Abstract: This application discloses a container access method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving a container access request, which is used to request to access a target container; selecting a driver instance corresponding to the target container from multiple currently-running driver instances, where different driver instances in the multiple driver instances are used to drive different types of containers, and the multiple driver instances are managed by using a same program; and sending the container access request to the selected driver instance. In this solution, one program manages driver instances that are used to drive different types of containers, so that a user can access multiple containers of different types by using one program. This reduces running overheads of a program that manages multiple driver instances in a container engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Huang, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11303935
    Abstract: A device for coding video data, the device comprising a memory configured to store video data; and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and configured to: code a value for a profile indicator syntax element in a bitstream including video data, the value for the profile indicator representing a class of a profile to which the bitstream conforms; code one or more values representing one or more coding-tool-specific constraints, separate from the profile indicator syntax element, each of the coding-tool-specific constraints indicating whether coding tools corresponding to the coding-tool-specific constraints can be enabled for at least a subset of the bitstream; and code the video data according to the coding-tool-specific constraints and the class of the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Dmytro Rusanovskyy, Adarsh Krishnan Ramasubramonian
  • Patent number: 11288283
    Abstract: A data intake and query system measures an amount of raw data ingested by the system during defined periods of time. As used herein, ingesting raw data generally refers to receiving the raw data from one or more computing devices and processing the data for storage and searchability. Processing the data may include, for example, parsing the raw data into “events,” where each event includes a portion of the received data and is associated with a timestamp. Based on a calculated number of events generated by the system during one or more defined time periods, the system may calculate various metrics including, but not limited to, a number of events generated during a particular day, a number of events generated per day over a period of time, a maximum number of events generated in a day over a period of time, an average number of events generated per day, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Chauhan, Banipal Shahbaz, David Hazekamp
  • Patent number: 11283879
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for assisted code provisioning of an end to end network includes automatically providing a first interface menu for enabling an initial user input of at least one of configuration information and application logic information for devices of the end to end network and continuing to automatically provide subsequent interface menus for receiving configuration information and application logic information for all devices and interconnections required to establish the end to end network in which a subsequent interface menu provided for input can be dependent upon an input made to a previously provided interface menu, and an order of interface menus automatically provided guides a user through a provisioning of the end to end network without the need to enter programming code. Programming code can be automatically generated from the input information and deployed for each of the devices required to establish the end to end network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ciambella Ltd.
    Inventor: Trisala Chandaria
  • Patent number: 11276366
    Abstract: Disclosed is each display apparatus interconnected in series based on a DisplayPort standard. Each of the display apparatus includes a processor configured to request a front-stage display apparatus to confirm whether a first image signal is normally transmitted during an operation for displaying an image based on the first image signal of a first source device received from the front-stage display apparatus, control to display the image based on the first image signal received from the front-stage display apparatus in response to receiving a confirmation signal confirming whether the first image signal is normally transmitted from the front-stage display apparatus, and control to receive a second image signal of a second source device from a rear-stage display apparatus in response to not receiving the confirmation signal from the front-stage display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Kim, Junghyuk Kim, Daegun Kim, Sujin Lee
  • Patent number: 11272237
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are provided for displaying video content in a multi-device environment where video content may be synchronized between two or more display devices. Video content displayed on one or more of the display devices may be a cropped version (or region of interest) of video content shown on a main display. Some embodiments may make recommendations to determine regions of interest based on contextual cues and user preferences. For some embodiments, a user may indicate a desire to follow a traced object, which may be used to determine regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventor: Pasi Sakari Ojala
  • Patent number: 11263787
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable medium for augmented reality detection for locating a particular autonomous vehicle. In a non-limiting embodiment, an illustrative method includes providing, by an electronic device to a remote server, a request for an autonomous vehicle. A first signal indicating that the autonomous vehicle is within an accessible range to an intended passenger is received by an electronic device. The passenger is prompted by the electronic device to orient an image sensor of the electronic device towards a designated area of the accessible range. The designated area is imaged by the image sensor for the autonomous vehicle. A visual representation of the imaged designated area is generated on a graphical user interface of the electronic device. The autonomous vehicle is identified within the generated visual representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rivian IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hortop, Patrick Hunt, Lacey Trelfa
  • Patent number: 11252102
    Abstract: A device transmits a request to access image data stored in a cloud and then receives an access path to the image data. If the image data are in a first data format, the device reads the image data via the access path, converts them into the second data format, and stores the converted image data in the cloud. It also modifies the access path according to a modification rule and stores the modified access path in the cloud. If the image data are in the second data format, the device either always reads the image data in the second data format via the access path or checks whether a special instruction has been defined. On the basis of the special instruction, the device either reads the image data in the second data format via the access path or remodifies the access path using the modification rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Karlheinz Dorn
  • Patent number: 11249626
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include accessing defect identification data that identifies defects in frames of video content. The method may also include generating, as part of the interactive user interface, an interactive element that presents the frames of video content. The method may further include generating, as part of the interactive user interface, another interactive element that presents selectable metadata items associated with the identified defects in the frames of video content. At least one of the selectable metadata items may include an associated user interface action. Then, upon receiving an input selecting one of the selectable metadata items, the method may include performing the associated user interface action. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Soni, Adithya Prakash, Shraddha Ladda, Thomas E. Mack
  • Patent number: 11233929
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus, comprising, an image capturing unit configured to capture an image, a communication unit configured to communicate with a client and a server via a network, and a processing unit configured to execute first processing for communication with the client and second processing for communication with the server, wherein the communication with the client and the communication with the server include transmission of the image, and after the first processing and the second processing have been started, the processing unit stops the first processing when the communication unit has established the communication with the server, and does not stop the first processing when the communication unit has not established the communication with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kawawa
  • Patent number: 11218739
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a live video broadcast method and apparatus, and a storage medium. The method includes: receiving a live broadcast command, and creating a video buffer based on the live broadcast command; binding the video buffer with a picture drawing module, the picture drawing module being configured to detect and extract a video picture frame; detecting and extracting the video picture frame by using the picture drawing module, and storing all extracted video picture frames in the video buffer; collecting an external voice by using a microphone, and synchronously synthesize the external voice and the video picture frames stored in the video buffer into a video streaming media file; and uploading the video streaming media file to a live broadcast server, so that the live broadcast server performs live broadcasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Baocheng Fan
  • Patent number: 11212479
    Abstract: Examples described herein include systems, devices, and methods for backscattering carrier signals in accordance with pixel values of an image and/or video. Signals having a property proportionate to pixel values may be converted into a pulse-containing waveform having pulses whose widths and/or duty cycles are determined based on the pixel values. Backscatter transmitters may backscatter a carrier signal in accordance with the pulse-containing waveform to provide the pixel values to a receiver. In this manner, video transmission at low power and/or battery-free operation may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Shyamnath Gollakota, Saman Naderiparizi, Mehrdad Hessar, Vamsi Talla, Joshua R. Smith
  • Patent number: 11206434
    Abstract: Methods and systems to authorize devices and/or perform other actions based on identifying content distributors are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access video content playing at a client device, calculate fingerprints of a portion of the video content, identify a distributor of the video content based on the fingerprints, and perform an action in response to the identification of the distributor of the video content, such as actions to authorize the client device or other associated devices (e.g., second screens) to receive content from the distributor, actions to present sponsored content to the client device or associated devices, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald F. Gordon, Markus K. Cremer, Peter Dunker
  • Patent number: 11195019
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information providing apparatus capable of communicating with other electronic devices and an external server in a 5G communication environment by executing a mounted artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm and/or machine learning algorithm. The apparatus includes a camera, a display, a processor, and the like. By providing the information providing apparatus, a user-friendly AR item based on the recognized object may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eun Sang Lee, Hye Young Koo
  • Patent number: 11178204
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide video content having enhanced color spaces and/or bit-depths, but are not so limited. A system includes a video processor and video processing instructions to transform portions of a video content item from a first color space and/or bit-depth to a second color space and/or bit-depth. A method transforms portions of a video content item from a first color space and/or bit-depth to a second color space and/or bit-depth when delivering the video content item to a display device. A computer-readable storage medium or device stores executable instructions that transform portions of a video content item from a first color space and/or bit-depth to a second color space and/or bit-depth after receiving a request to display the video content item on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 11164005
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide techniques that provide identification of images that can provide reduced resource utilization due to reduced sampling of video frames for visual recognition. For example, in an embodiment, a method of visual recognition processing may be implemented in a computer system comprising a processor, memory accessible by the processor, and computer program instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor, the method comprising: coarsely segmenting video frames of video stream into a plurality of clusters based on scenes of the video stream, sampling a plurality of video frames from each cluster; determining a quality of each cluster, re-clustering the video frames of video stream to improve the quality of at least some of the clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yevgeny Burshtein, Daniel Nechemia Rotman, Dror Porat, Udi Barzelay
  • Patent number: 11153538
    Abstract: Methods communicate among a client device, a network device, and an audio/video recording and communication device (A/V device). The network device includes a processor, memory, and instructions that when executed by the processor implement the method. An indication that an application associated with the A/V device is running and open on a display of the client device is received from the client device. Update information, when received by the A/V device, causes the A/V device to adjust a keep-alive interval from a first amount of time to a second amount of time shorter than the first amount of time. A signal from the A/V device is received, and the update information is transmitted to the A/V device in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliott Lemberger
  • Patent number: 11145277
    Abstract: A method of transporting foveal image data is disclosed. A host device receives image data from an image source and renders a full field-of-view (FFOV) image using the image data. The host device further identifies a foveal region of the FFOV image and renders a foveal image corresponding to the foveal region using the image data. More specifically, the foveal image may have a higher resolution than the foveal region of the FFOV image. The host device may then transmit each of the foveal image and the FFOV image, in its entirety, to a display device. For example, the host device may concatenate the foveal image with the FFOV image to produce a frame buffer image, and then transmit the frame buffer image to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Stephen L. Morein