Connection To External Network At Receiver (e.g., Set-top Box) Patents (Class 725/110)
  • Patent number: 11902604
    Abstract: A remote storage digital video recorder (RSDVR) retains multiple copies of media programs so long as the copies are expected to be useful to at least one user. Rather than assigning copies to specific users at the time the program is recorded, copies can be assigned as the users request access to the particular media programs. Copies of unassigned programs can be deleted according to a schedule to reduce disk storage and processing demands on the system. A pool of program copies that are not initially assigned to particular users can be maintained until the user makes a specific request to view the program. This “late assignment” of program copies can substantially reduce the amount of data stored by the RSDVR system without substantially impacting the viewer experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Sling TV L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert Drew Major, Leo Davis, Howard Davis
  • Patent number: 11902596
    Abstract: A system for distributing live videos includes: one or more computer processors that: distribute first live videos provided by a distributor to viewers; manage a value of a predetermined parameter associated with the distributor for each of the viewers, wherein for each of the viewers, the predetermined parameter increases as one or both of viewing time and a number of times of viewing of the first live videos increases; notify a start of distribution of a second live video provided by the distributor to one or more of the viewers whose predetermined parameter is less than a predetermined value, but not to the other viewers whose predetermined parameter is greater than or equal to the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Patent number: 11893603
    Abstract: Techniques for selecting and providing highly targeted, interactive advertisements in a personalized manner. These advertisements may be audio-only advertisements, video-only advertisements, or advertisements that include both audio and video. As described below, advertisements may be selected and/or generated for a particular user based on an array of factors, including the user's interactions with multiple different client devices (e.g., a tablet computing device, a voice-controlled device, a television etc.), as well as additional behavior of the user. In some instances, the client devices may include a voice-controlled device that the user interacts with via voice commands and that provides audible content for output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Michael Hart, Ian W. Freed
  • Patent number: 11895361
    Abstract: A graphics verification system that handles content of a channel in a broadcast chain, partitions an on-screen view of the channel into a plurality of sections based on an overlay of a plurality of graphics on the on-screen view of the channel. The content may comprise media content and may include video, audio and/or ancillary data that is associated with any portion of a particular content. A placement of each of the overlaid plurality of graphics in the plurality of sections is determined with respect to associated content on the on-screen view of the channel. The placement is determined based on a concurrent look-up of the overlaid plurality of graphics in the plurality of sections and the associated content. The concurrent look-up is based on fingerprints or watermarks of the plurality of graphics and the associated content. One or more error parameters are detected based on the determined placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha
  • Patent number: 11889591
    Abstract: A system is presented for providing cellular backhaul for a home security system. In one embodiment the system includes a home security system including a microcontroller; and a 2G femto base station in communication with the home security system; wherein the home security system uses the 2G femto base station for communications external to the home security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Papa, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Kaitki Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11880627
    Abstract: Configuration of a multi-display system is facilitated by use of general television receivers (display devices). Multiple digital interface terminals to which each of multiple display devices configuring a multi-display is connected via a transmission path are provided. A video signal is output to each of the multiple digital interface terminals. Replacement of the video signals output from the signal output unit to the multiple digital interface terminals is controlled to display a correct video corresponding to each screen of the multi-display. For example, the replacement of the video signals is controlled according to a video replacement operation signal sent from any of the multiple display devices via the transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoko Nakamura, Kazuo Yamamoto, Kazuaki Toba
  • Patent number: 11856271
    Abstract: In a method and accompanying system for providing symbiotic media content, one or more advertising units comprising advertising video content are received at a user device. During the playback of primary video content to a user of the device, a plurality of user interface controls are displayed, with each control being associated with a respective advertising unit. On receiving an interaction with one of the controls, the primary video content is combined with the advertisement associated with the selected control, forming a symbiotic video. The symbiotic video is presented to the user and, on completion thereof, playback of the primary video content is continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 LTD
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Yuval Hofshy, Alon Benari
  • Patent number: 11808660
    Abstract: In some examples, multiple front-end device based high speed OTDR acquisition may include measuring, in parallel, light transmission with respect to specified optical fibers of a plurality of optical fibers by utilizing a plurality of analog and optic front-end devices. A front-end interlace may be operatively connected to the plurality of analog and optic front-end devices. The front-end interface may convert analog signals received from the specified analog and optic front-end devices to digital signals. A measurement controller may be operatively connected to the front-end interlace to control operation of the plurality of analog and optic front-end devices, and analyze, based on the digital signals, a property of the specified optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions France SAS
    Inventor: Andre Champavere
  • Patent number: 11800202
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating supplemental content for a program content stream include functionality that generates supplemental content such as educational questions. The questions may be generated based on the content of the program as learned by the system performing natural language processing (NLP) of the verbal content of the program content stream as the program is being presented on a television or mobile device. The system may pause the programming during presentation of the questions on the television or mobile device. The programming is then resumed once a correct answer is received or a timer runs out, whichever occurs first. The generated supplemental content may also be saved as metadata associated with the program for subsequent presentation when the program is played again for the viewer or other viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Neil Marten
  • Patent number: 11737104
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communications. For example, scheduling information is received at a terminal device from a network device, the scheduling information at least indicates physical resource blocks shared by a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of the terminal device and a further DMRS of at least one further terminal device, and different sub-carriers allocated to the DMRS and the further DMRS in each of physical resource blocks, and the number of physical resource blocks is indivisible by a total number of the terminal device and the at least one further terminal device. The DMRS is generated, and a length of the DMRS is determined based on the number of physical resource blocks and the number of at least one further terminal device. The DMRS is transmitted to the network device on the sub-carriers allocated to the DMRS in the physical resource blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignees: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY, ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Ling Su, Min Zhang, Xiaoyi Wang, Frank Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11729456
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering TV programming to mobile receivers while ensuring error correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 11729293
    Abstract: A mapping service in the mobile core network located after a packet data network gateway examines content requests from user equipment across a first PDN connection to determine if content associated with the content request is cached at an edge server outside of the packet data network. If the content from the packet data network is cached at the edge server, the mapping service redirects the user equipment to request the content from the edge server across a second PDN connection. By using a mapping service located after the packet data network gateway, the content requests may have already passed restrictions such as parental controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Michael F. Starsinic, Qing Li, John L. Tomici
  • Patent number: 11711563
    Abstract: An illustrative multi-access server receives a request from a client system, the request indicating a requested rendering operation. The multi-access server also accesses input data from an asset data source. The multi-access server performs a rendering pass on the input data, the rendering pass performed in accordance with the requested rendering operation to generate a render pass output dataset. The render pass output dataset is representative of a renderable image depicting image content in a first form having limited quality or detail. The render pass output dataset is also configured for use in generating fully-rendered image data that depicts the image content in a second form having additional quality or detail beyond the limited quality or detail of the first form. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley G. Anderegg, Matthew Walter Mitman, James Susinno
  • Patent number: 11671675
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for augmenting audio/video content with enhanced interactive content. Events are detected in the audio/video content and contextual information is determined corresponding to the events using enhanced metadata and content-specific data. Indicators are displayed to indicate the occurrence of an event and the information about the event is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Yunbo Tang
  • Patent number: 11665218
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the management of virtual encoding format converters for live media content streams. A media content system may employ potentially many converters to encode potentially many live video streams. When supporting many live video streams, there may be some streams that are not being viewed by anyone at a particular time. In some such situations, a virtual encoding format converter encoding a live media content stream that is not being viewed may be disabled. Then, live video content associated with the live video stream may be stored in a buffer and updated as new live video content is received. When a user transmits a request to view a stream for which the encoder has been disabled, an format converters for the requested video stream may be enabled. The buffered data may be used to quickly initialize the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: TiVo Corporation
    Inventor: Torbjorn Einarsson
  • Patent number: 11664849
    Abstract: A communication network comprises a plurality of electronic devices coupled via a plurality of communication links. The communication links comprise links over a first physical medium and links over a second physical medium. A method of operating the network comprises issuing, at an originator device, a path request message directed towards a destination device, transmitting the path request message from the originator device to the destination device through a first set of intermediate devices via a forward sequence of links, issuing, at the destination device, a path reply message directed towards the originator device, and transmitting the path reply message from the destination device to the originator device through a second set of intermediate devices via a reverse sequence of links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Matteo Varesio, Paolo Treffiletti
  • Patent number: 11665215
    Abstract: Personalized content delivery (e.g., using a computerized tool) is enabled. For example, a system can comprise: a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising: determining a quality of service metric representative of a quality of service of streamed content delivered via a content delivery network, determining a quality of experience metric representative of a quality of experience associated with a user profile of a consumer of the streamed content, and based on the quality of service and the quality of experience, modifying the streamed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jing Guo, Eric Petajan, Jessica Owensby, James Pratt
  • Patent number: 11650716
    Abstract: The present application discloses an operation method of an interactive flat panel, a storage medium, and related equipment. The method comprises displaying a play mode interface of a slide document and an interface of an annotation application, wherein the interface of the annotation application is a transparent layer covering the interface of the slide document. The method further comprises receiving a touch operation on the interface of the annotation application. When the touch operation is of a first type, page-turning of the slide document is performed, and when the touch operation is of a second type, the slide document is annotated on the interface of the annotation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU SHIYUAN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., GUANGZHOU SHIZHEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruiqiang Wu, Zeming Cai
  • Patent number: 11611723
    Abstract: A method for configuring a computing device in a network of at least one remote device is disclosed. The method includes: storing, in a remote device, a configuration data archive relating to an existing computing device, wherein the remote device is at least one of a traffic camera or an aerial drone camera; determining, by a computing device to be configured, whether the remote device has stored therein a configuration data archive; and transferring data from the configuration data archive to the computing device to be configured in response to a determination that the remote device has stored therein a configuration data archive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: James Carey
  • Patent number: 11611786
    Abstract: A remote storage digital video recorder (RSDVR) retains multiple copies of media programs so long as the copies are expected to be useful to at least one user. Rather than assigning copies to specific users at the time the program is recorded, copies can be assigned as the users request access to the particular media programs. Copies of unassigned programs can be deleted according to a schedule to reduce disk storage and processing demands on the system. A pool of program copies that are not initially assigned to particular users can be maintained until the user makes a specific request to view the program. This “late assignment” of program copies can substantially reduce the amount of data stored by the RSDVR system without substantially impacting the viewer experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Sling TV L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert Drew Major, Leo Davis, Howard Davis
  • Patent number: 11611804
    Abstract: A live media content switching system inserts, based on one or more events in a first live input stream manifest, information related to a plurality of first media segments and the one or more events from the first live input stream manifest into a first disparate live media output stream manifest, based on a programming schedule. Based on a switching between a first live input stream indicated in the first live input stream manifest from a first regional network and a second live input stream indicated in a second live input stream manifest from a second regional network at scheduled time stamps, an updated first disparate live media output stream manifest is generated. The first live input stream and the second live input stream are switched based on a type of the one or more events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11601725
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a server, a terminal apparatus, a display apparatus and control methods thereof, the server including: a communicator configured to communicate with an outside; a storage; and a processor configured to, based on a user input for setting a user screen corresponding to a predetermined user being received in a terminal apparatus connected through the communicator, identify a configuration of an edit screen for setting the user screen based on user information stored in the storage, control the communicator to transmit information about the edit screen based on the identified configuration to the terminal apparatus, receive user input information about the edit screen displayed on the terminal apparatus through the communicator, set the user screen by storing the received user input information in the storage, and control the communicator to provide the set user screen to the display apparatus. Thus, there is provided a user screen configured with information needed for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Goh Woon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11592960
    Abstract: A media system has a server executing software from a non-transitory medium, a content server storing instances of digital media, and a first interactive interface provided by the software to individual ones of network-connected computerized appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventors: David Baszucki, Christina Marie Shedletsky
  • Patent number: 11588778
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an enhanced second screen experience is provided includes a content-rich second screen user interface with information relative to an event and event participants as well as social media aspects relative to the event and event participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: FOX SPORTS PRODUCTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Conley, Brian Rogers
  • Patent number: 11589084
    Abstract: Computer implemented systems and methods are described for providing layered multimedia content. Specifically, the systems and methods can analyze a content stream or file using software to identify objects present in the first content, which could include people, items, places, music, sounds, and so forth. One or more elements can be generated and overlaid on to the content, which allow a viewer of the content to access information about the object and/or purchase a product or service associated with the object. Such information can be presented to the viewer when the viewer clicks on or otherwise interacts with the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Arno Gasquet, Artem Timofeev, Vladimir Kvashin
  • Patent number: 11575965
    Abstract: A live media content switching system inserts, based on one or more events in a first live input stream manifest, information related to a plurality of first media segments and the one or more events from the first live input stream manifest into a first disparate live media output stream manifest, based on a programming schedule. Based on a switching between a first live input stream indicated in the first live input stream manifest from a first regional network and a second live input stream indicated in a second live input stream manifest from a second regional network at scheduled time stamps, an updated first disparate live media output stream manifest is generated. The first live input stream and the second live input stream are switched based on a type of the one or more events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11528402
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, in a terminal, in addition to event information in the ONVIF format, information for determining rotation and information about a cropped region cropped from an original region are additionally transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Bong Cho, Raman Sujith, Il Hwang Cha, Ramgopal Anumolu Tarak, Rao Aravapalli Venkateswara
  • Patent number: 11527266
    Abstract: A method includes receiving video segments from a transcoder of a media device. The video segments are associated with multimedia content. The method further includes detecting, during a delay associated with the multimedia content and using an artificial intelligence (AI) technique, a particular representation in at least one of the video segments. The method further includes generating metadata associated with the particular representation and sending the metadata to a multimedia player to enable the multimedia player to modify playback of the multimedia content based on the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Kellicker, Barry Owen, James S. Sherry, Ian Zenoni
  • Patent number: 11511881
    Abstract: A system includes an aircraft avionics system and a portable computing device. The aircraft avionics system is configured to run one or more embedded avionics applications. The portable computing device is in operable communication with the aircraft avionics system and is configured to run one or more portable device applications. Each portable device application has resident therein a software development kit having libraries and utilities that enables the portable device application to: establish a secure connection with the aircraft avionics system, establish and maintain a required protocol with the embedded avionics application, and communicate with the embedded avionics application as specified by an application programming interface definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Philip Toews, Robert Brownlee, John Beckwith, Richard Snyder, Rajeev Mohan, Lior Attias, Salvatore Bottiglieri, Daniel E. Lewis, Helen Edelson, Parker LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 11503346
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present invention promotes viewing of live video by a new viewer. The server provides a user with a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live video via a user terminal communicably connected via a communication network. The server distributes live video provided by a specific distributor such that a viewer having a small value of a predetermined parameter corresponding to the specific distributor is prioritized, and thus a new viewer is prioritized over a regular viewer of the live video provided by the specific distributor. As a result, viewing of the live video by the new viewer is promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Patent number: 11490153
    Abstract: Systems and methods for skipping a presentation of a portion of segments to catch up to live based on a priority level value is disclosed. For example, a streaming application generates a content item for live streaming where the content item comprises a plurality of segments. In response to determining that playing of the content item lags behind the live streaming of the content item, the streaming application identifies a duration of lag and determines a priority threshold based on the lag. Based on a manifest which includes priority level information, the streaming application determines whether a respective segment needs to be cached. For example, if a priority level for a segment that is within the duration of the lag has a priority level that is higher the priority threshold, then the segment is stored in a cache from a respective network address and is played from the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vaibhav Gupta, Ashish Gupta, Rohit Dhiman
  • Patent number: 11481990
    Abstract: An information processing device is an information processing device including a processor. The processor obtains a detection result of a first detector for detecting a first target in first sensing data; and based on the detection result of the first detector, determines a setting of processing by a second detector for detecting a second target in second sensing data next in an order after the first sensing data, the second target being different from the first target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yasunori Ishii, Takuya Yamaguchi, Yohei Nakata, Ryota Fujimura, Sotaro Tsukizawa
  • Patent number: 11432046
    Abstract: A system is provided for identifying objects in still images or in video either automatically by using an object database or manually by using information provided by the creator of the image or video. The objects are made interactive in the image or in every frame of the video that they appear. The creator embeds information behind the image or video objects that appears when a viewer hovers over, clicks or touches the object, allowing the creator to describe at least one object that appears in an image or video. A hyperlink is associated with a clickable space around the object in the image or in every frame that the object appears in. Rights to the hyperlink and what data the hyperlink connects to are electronically auctioned to e-commerce sites where the object may be purchased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: VEEPIO HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Ohliger, Alexander Shapiro, Richard A. Garcia, Jonathan W. Moberly
  • Patent number: 11395044
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting media content using integrated content sources are provided. In some implementations, systems for presenting media content using integrated content sources are provided, the systems comprising: at least one hardware processor that is configured to: receive a control signal corresponding to a user input; generate at least one tuning instruction based on the control signal; transmit the tuning instruction to a tuner; and transmit graphical content and a set of instructions to the display device, wherein the set of instructions contains information about overlaying the graphical content on video content generated based on the tuning instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Majd Bakar
  • Patent number: 11395027
    Abstract: An exemplary rendering assistance system is implemented by a multi-access edge compute (“MEC”) server. The system receives a request from a client system that is separate from the MEC server. The system parses the request to identify a requested rendering operation selected from a plurality of rendering operations supported by the system. The parsing of the request also identifies an asset pointer based upon which the system accesses input data from an asset data source. The system then performs a rendering pass on the input data in accordance with the requested rendering operation. By performing the rendering pass, the system partially renders an image that, when fully rendered, is to be presented to a user by way of a media player device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley G. Anderegg, Matthew Walter Mitman, James Susinno
  • Patent number: 11374670
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a receiving device, a transmitting device, and a data processing method which are capable of providing a broadcast service using a wide bandwidth more flexibly. A receiving device processes a stream in which delivery configuration information indicating that the stream of the broadcast service is delivered across a predetermined frequency band is included in transmission information which is transmitted through an upper layer higher than a physical layer, the stream having a delivery configuration corresponding to the delivery configuration information, so that a broadcast service using a wider bandwidth can be provided. The present technology can be applied to a FW proxy device connected to a network such as, a home LAN, a head end of a cable operator, a base station of a mobile network, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11356406
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving an internet protocol address and an identifier for a display and storing the display's internet protocol address and the display's identifier in a viewing record. A device's internet protocol address and a user identifier are received for a request sent by the device to a server. The display's internet protocol address is determined to match the device's internet protocol address and in response the display's identifier is associated with the user identifier. A display identifier in a viewing record and the association between the display's identifier and the user identifier are then used to determine that content listed in the viewing record was viewed by a user represented by the user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Hovorka, Chad Weber, Samantha Beale
  • Patent number: 11334310
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving playback statuses from one or more second client computing devices that are in a synchronous presentation session with a first client computing device. Content presented on the first client computing device and the one or more second client computing devices may be determined to be out of synchronization. A plurality of synchronization options for synchronization of the content may be displayed on the first client computing device. The plurality of synchronization options may be based on the playback statuses associated with the first client computing device and the one or more second client computing devices. A particular synchronization option may be selected from the plurality of synchronization options. The content on the first client computing device may be synchronized with the one or more second client computing devices based on the particular synchronization option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Thai Gia Tran, Aditya Aghi, Olivier Alain Pierre Notteghem, Gregory Stephen Williams
  • Patent number: 11336953
    Abstract: The present application discloses a video processing method, an electronic device, and a computer-readable medium. The method comprises: a system playing module acquiring a video file to be played and sent by a target client; determining whether playing of the video file is supported; if not, parsing the video file to acquire an audio stream and a video stream in the video file; configuring an audio decoder identifier for the audio stream, and configuring a video decoder identifier for the video stream; and sending to an FFmpeg module the video stream, the audio stream, the video decoder identifier, and the audio decoder identifier, such that the FFmpeg module decodes the video file to acquire audio playing data and video playing data, wherein the audio playing data and the video playing data can be played by an audio and video output module of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaopeng Hu
  • Patent number: 11323775
    Abstract: Systems and methods for addressing a corrupted segment in a media asset. The media guidance application determines that a segment of a media asset is corrupted. The media guidance application determines whether a retrieval period to retrieve an uncorrupted copy of the segment exceeds a threshold period. If the retrieval period does not exceed the threshold period, the media guidance application retrieves and generates for display the uncorrupted copy of the segment. If the retrieval period exceeds the threshold period, the media guidance application determines whether an importance level of the corrupted segment exceeds a threshold level. If the importance level exceeds the threshold level, the media guidance application generates for display a summary for the corrupted segment. If the importance level does not exceed the threshold level, the media guidance application generates for display the subsequent segment and the summary for the corrupted segment in an overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 11317138
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting or receiving service signaling for a broadcasting service is disclosed. The method for transmitting service signaling for a broadcasting service comprises the steps of: generating a first packet stream including first media data by a first transmission protocol; generating a second packet stream including second media data by a second transmission protocol; generating a user service description including service signaling related to at least one of the first packet stream and the second packet stream; and transmitting the first packet stream, the second packet stream, and the user service description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Koo Yang, Sung-Hee Hwang
  • Patent number: 11310299
    Abstract: The method, apparatus, and computer program product provided herein provide for distribution of customized content to displays in a network. A display may receive video content for display from a transceiver device. Channel configurations may be user-configured to include content from any number of sources. Channel content may be generated based on a channel configuration to incorporate identified content and the channel content may be provided to transceiver devices. Alert messages may be pushed to channels, and takeovers of transceiver devices to stream a particular channel may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Powers, Mike Aparicio
  • Patent number: 11303954
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering TV programming to mobile receivers while ensuring error correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 11303543
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for providing insights or metrics in connection with provisioning applications and/or desktop sessions to end-users. Network devices (e.g., appliances, intermediary devices, gateways, proxy devices or middle-boxes) can gather insights such as network-level statistics. Additional insights (e.g., metadata and metrics) associated with virtual applications and virtual desktops can be gathered to provide administrators with comprehensive end-to-end real-time and/or historical reports of performance and end-user experience (UX) insights. Insights relating to an application or desktop session can be used to determine and/or improve the overall health of the infrastructure of the session, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, the applications (e.g., remote desktop application) being delivered using the infrastructure, and/or the corresponding user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgy Momchilov, Kirankumar Alluvada, Jong Kann, Jayadev Marulappa Niranjanmurthy, Kupuswamy Ramamurthy, Corneliu Chetan
  • Patent number: 11245955
    Abstract: In a case where a main stream and a control signal are transmitted in parallel between two devices, transmission of the main stream is continued without interruption of the transmission of the main stream even in a case where communication quality of the control signal is deteriorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Toba, Masanari Yamamoto, Hiroshi Morita
  • Patent number: 11244382
    Abstract: Auto-generation of multi-merchant interactive image collections is described. A plurality of interactive images associated with multiple merchants can be accessed. An interactive image of the plurality of interactive images can depict one or more items offered for sale by a merchant and individual items of the one or more items can be associated with individual selectable controls. A selectable control can enable a customer to view item information associated with an individual item with which the selectable control is associated. A subset of interactive images of the plurality of interactive images can be included in an interactive image collection. The subset of interactive images can be associated with two or more merchants. The subset of interactive images can be presented via a display of a device to enable the customer to add at least the individual item to a virtual cart via an interaction with the selectable control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Woodyard, Stephanie Grodin
  • Patent number: 11227290
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting an in-application message to a user of a software application make use of trigger events that occur on remote servers. When a remote server notes a trigger event, the remote server sends information about the trigger event to a customer engagement service. The customer engagement service causes a push notification to be sent to a user's computing device that is running a software application. The receipt of the push notification causes a campaign within the software application to log a trigger event, and that logged trigger event causes the campaign to present the user with an in-application message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Braze, Inc.
    Inventor: Julian Contreras
  • Patent number: 11197010
    Abstract: Innovations in video playback using a browser-based video decoder are described. In a computer system that includes multiple central processing units (“CPUs”), a browser-based video decoder performs operations with multiple threads that may execute simultaneously on different CPUs. The video decoder can perform decoding operations in parallel for different sections of a picture. For example, with a main CPU thread associated with a browser, the video decoder performs a first decoding workload (e.g., bitstream parsing) for a picture. With auxiliary CPU threads associated with Web workers and simultaneously executing on different CPUs, the video decoder performs a second decoding workload (e.g., entropy decoding, decoding of side information) for different sections of the picture, one section per auxiliary CPU thread. If the computer system also includes a graphics processing unit (“GPU”), the video decoder can perform additional decoding workloads with shader routines executable on the GPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jingyaw Sun, Winston M. P. Johnston, Jayashree Sadagopan, Lihua Zhu, Michael E. Seydl, Olof L. E. Mases, B. Anil Kumar
  • Patent number: 11184573
    Abstract: Disclosed is an over-the-air (OTA) antenna meter application (“meter app”) that wirelessly connects to an OTA antenna meter (“meter”) installed with an OTA antenna and presents information that facilitates a user in installing the OTA antenna at the premises of a customer. For example, the meter app can help the user in pointing and peaking the OTA antenna for one or more broadcast channels, e.g., those selected by the customer. The meter app can store installation information of the OTA antenna for various installations, which can be used in generating a recommendation of, or predicting, installation information for installing the OTA antenna at a specified address. The predicted installation information can include broadcast channels that would be available for reception at the specified address and their signal strength, a specific location of installation on the premises, or whether a pre-amplifier and/or filter is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Edmund Petruzzelli, Marcel Guajardo
  • Patent number: 11176319
    Abstract: Methods and systems for leveraging a topic divergence model to generate dynamic sidebar chat conversations are disclosed. A method includes: collecting, by a computing device, data from a first group chat; determining, by the computing device, a main topic of the first group chat and a current topic of the first group chat using the data collected from the first group chat; determining, by the computing device, a first divergence score representing a degree of divergence between the main topic of the first group chat and the current topic of the first group chat; determining, by the computing device, that the first divergence score exceeds a predetermined threshold; and in response to determining that the first divergence score exceeds the predetermined threshold, the computing device creating a second group chat; determining an efficacy based on an emotive analysis which increases as the divergence score decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Muneeb Arshad, Megan Capobianco, Gregory Ecock, Vijai Kalathur, Christopher Potter, Daniela Regier