Link Transmission (e.g., Url Sent To User) Patents (Class 725/112)
  • Patent number: 10255374
    Abstract: A method of aggregating displays of performances into an aggregate site on a network is provided. The aggregated performances originate from at least one performance site on a network. The method includes the steps of selecting a performance criterion; observing at least one performance originating from at least one performance site on a network, the performance being associated with a link; determining when at least one performance meets the performance criterion; establishing an aggregation link to the link associated with the performance meeting the performance criterion; and providing the aggregation link to an aggregate site on a network such that the performance is accessible on the aggregate site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory A. Piccionelli
  • Patent number: 10225560
    Abstract: In a coding method, a background image is extracted from a target frame included in a moving image. A plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata, indicating a feature of at least one object included in the target frame, are extracted from the target frame. The plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata are hierarchically disposed in each kind, and coded information is generated. The coded information includes background image information, specifying the background image, and meta-information, indicating a part of or all the pieces of metadata corresponding to a hierarchy selected from the plurality of kinds of pieces of metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoshikawa, Hisao Sasai
  • Patent number: 10225602
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to digital television processes and systems. In one embodiment, a method of controlling a display device includes presenting, by a display device, display content. The display device can identify content titles associated with the display content, detection selection of a command, present a contextual overlay representation including content elements, detect a selection of the content overlay, and update presentation of the display device based on the selection of the content overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Jamdeo Canada Ltd., Hisense USA Corp., Hisense USA Corp., Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Alexander DePaz, Salvador Soto
  • Patent number: 10212235
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, selecting a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices to analyze activities of the first communication device, presenting at a device activity information associated with the activities of the first communication device, facilitating an exchange of messages between the device and the first communication device, receiving a request from the device to transfer control of the first communication device to the device responsive to the device receiving an unsatisfactory response from the first communication device, and receiving control information from the device to adjust an operational aspect of the first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M. Belz, Greg W. Edwards, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10212481
    Abstract: A method of displaying a home menu interface on a content viewing device, such as a television, is described. The interface is comprised of two components: a launcher and an accelerator. Each of these components include multiple tiles. One type of launcher tile represents a content source. The user can select this tile and enable a direct link to the content source application. Only after selecting the tile, does the content source application open. An accelerator is associated with a specific content source. An accelerator tile displays content previews or enables easy playback of content provided by the content source. The user can select an accelerator tile and enable a deep link to the content, taking the user straight to the content, bypassing a hierarchy of menu options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Maxel J. Keene, Jonathan Gaiser, Sophia Heeyoun Sung, Chris Turkstra, Margaret Smith, Avner Ronen
  • Patent number: 10178435
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing unified access to interactive media applications and services in a network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a content-based network such as a cable television or satellite network, and the applications are disposed at the network headend. A servlet is provided to facilitate communication between the applications and client devices. The servlet acts as a proxy for applications utilizing a different content format than the client devices. The applications obtain data from e.g., an internet host server via a gateway device. The client application(s) may comprise Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) pages, and are configured so as to permit use via a common interface (e.g., the user's set top box and television display). These client applications enable a user to, for example, search the internet for data relating to displayed content, post and navigate micro-blogs, instant messaging or SMS, making telephone calls (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Vipul Patel, Scott Miller, Mehul Shah, Jian Yu
  • Patent number: 10178342
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus causes an external output I/F to output raw image data to an external recording device and output image correction data to the external recording device every plurality of frames. The external recording device records the image data from the imaging apparatus in a moving image file in a recording medium and records the image correction data in a correction data file in the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidetaka Uemura
  • Patent number: 10168985
    Abstract: Techniques related to dynamic audio codec enumeration and dynamically providing communication between drivers are discussed. Such techniques may include providing back door communication between the drivers via mailbox registers in audio codec hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abid A. Mullah, Rafal Zielinski, Naveen S. G., Ganesh Ram S. T.
  • Patent number: 10158895
    Abstract: A method is provided for reserving a bandwidth in a local network for a service delivered by a services platform. The service is intended to be executed on a user terminal of the network. The method includes the following acts implemented by the services platform: receiving a first request for access to the service, originating from the user terminal via a network gateway, the request selecting a service offered by the services platform, after selection of the service, determining at least one parameter defining a bandwidth required for the execution of the selected service, generating and dispatching to the terminal, via the network gateway of a universal address of the service selected including a domain name, the domain name including in a first label at least the parameter defining the necessary bandwidth, and other labels forming a name of the services platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Eric Bouvet, Herve Michel Marchand
  • Patent number: 10091538
    Abstract: Video content is processed for delivery using an automated process that allows for convenient packaging of encrypted or digital rights management (DRM) protected content in a manner such that the packaged content can be efficiently stored in a content delivery network (CDN) or other content source for subsequent re-use by other media clients without re-packaging, and without excessive storage of unused content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Joseph Ekstrom, Jeremy Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10083429
    Abstract: Methods and systems of paying for content, such as, for example, audio and/or video content, are presented. In an example method, a task to be executed using at least one device resource associated with a user device is provided. Also, the task is to be executed during streaming of a content item. The streaming of the content item to the user device is caused to terminate in response to a determination that the execution of the task using the at least one device resource has been terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A.
    Inventor: Christian Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10075776
    Abstract: A system and method for presenting progressively downloaded media programs is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, obtaining an estimated length of a media program where the estimated length is based on a plurality of different reported lengths of the media program in reported media program information, presenting at a display device a portion of the media program while it is being delivered by a media delivery system via a progressive download, and enabling bookmark and chaptering functions for the media program based on the estimated length of the media program until a true time index is generated using an index file at an end of the progressive download of the media program. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Scott White
  • Patent number: 10063602
    Abstract: Techniques, devices, systems and methods to facilitate the ability of a user to simultaneously and substantially in real time transmit content to others, like a radio, whether a person adjacent them or a world away, and access the streaming content of others in real time. Through the synchronization of delivered content, two or more users can have a shared experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Geekin Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Vitale, Robert Wann
  • Patent number: 10015555
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media for controlling a set-top box includes receiving at processor a request from a user to access a web page. The content of the web page is scanned at the processor for items relating to content that may be available through the set-top box. The processor then provides a web page to the user with an embedded widget which the user can use to select commands to be executed by the set-top box. The processor receives the widget command and sends the widget command to the set-top box for implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group
    Inventor: Randall Mark Desmond
  • Patent number: 9992542
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an execution unit, a generation unit, a first request unit, and a second request unit. The execution unit is capable of executing first information processing. The generation unit is configured to generate a display image including first information associated with first access information for accessing the execution unit and second information associated with second access information for accessing a server on a global network, the server being capable of executing second information processing. The first request unit is configured to request the execution unit to execute the first information processing based on the first access information associated with the first information. The second request unit is configured to request the server to execute the second information processing based on the second access information associated with the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Yuki Shinohara, Miyako Terasawa, Toshiya Hasegawa, Yomei Otani, Naoki Fukino, Toshinari Nakamura, Rajkumar Waghmare
  • Patent number: 9930405
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for presenting user selected scenes. A media guidance application may generate for display a listing for a media asset, wherein a play length of the media asset includes a non-selectable play length portion and a selectable play length portion. The media guidance application may generate for display a first scene option corresponding to a first scene and a second scene option corresponding to a second scene. The media guidance application may receive a user selection of the first or second scene option and incorporate the selected scene into the selectable play length portion of the media asset. The media guidance application may generate for display the media asset with the selected scene incorporated into the selectable play length portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Peterson, Vanessa Wickenkamp, David John Wheatley, Walter R. Klappert
  • Patent number: 9900356
    Abstract: Methods and system for routing first communication session data between a first device and at least one participant device via a first communication session are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for routing first communication session data between a first device and at least one participant device includes receiving a request to establish a second communication session with at least one discovered extension device proximate to the first device, routing at least a portion of the communication session data to the discovered extension device via the second communication session and synchronizing the communication session data routed via the first communication session, and the at least a portion of the communication session data routed via the second communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Vonage Business Inc.
    Inventors: Tzahi Efrati, Arthur Wilton
  • Patent number: 9846697
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for efficiently indexing archived objects in an archive data store to allow for efficient and quick access to the archived objects. The systems and methods provided also allow alleviate the strain on a live data store and enable a requester wishing to retrieve updates to do so without knowledge of the location of the stored update on a live or archive data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Almann T. Goo, Michael J. McInerny
  • Patent number: 9749709
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are disclosed for providing an audio preview of songs and other audio elements. In some embodiments, an electronic device may operate in either a “play mode,” which allows a user to listen to songs in a normal fashion, or in a “preview mode,” which may be used to provide previews of songs to a user in succession. In some embodiments, the electronic device may seamlessly transition between play mode and preview mode. For example, the electronic device may pause a currently-playing song when the mode of operation switches from play mode to preview mode so that, if the user exits out of preview mode, the original song may be resumed from the pause point. In some embodiments, the electronic device may provide a multi-directional visual interface that allows a user to control the succession of previews provided in preview mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Fino, Benjamin A. Rottler
  • Patent number: 9727557
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for collecting web data in order to create diverse language models. A system configured to practice the method first crawls, such as via a crawler operating on a computing device, a set of documents in a network of interconnected devices according to a visitation policy, wherein the visitation policy is configured to focus on novelty regions for a current language model built from previous crawling cycles by crawling documents whose vocabulary considered likely to fill gaps in the current language model. A language model from a previous cycle can be used to guide the creation of a language model in the following cycle. The novelty regions can include documents with high perplexity values over the current language model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Luciano De Andrade Barbosa, Srinivas Bangalore
  • Patent number: 9699487
    Abstract: A method for receiving a broadcasting service according to the present invention comprises the steps of: receiving service signaling data for receiving a object; receiving network property information related to the object if the object that is to be received exists; determining whether the object is received according to network connection status of an apparatus for receiving a broadcast and the received network property information; receiving the object based on the service signaling data; receiving a first packetized stream; extracting a trigger including a trigger action and trigger time from a payload of the first packetized stream; and performing the trigger action in response to the object at the predetermined time using the trigger time based on the network property information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joonhui Lee, Kwansuk Kim, Gomer Thomas, Dongwan Seo, Sanghyun Kim, Jongyeul Suh
  • Patent number: 9609050
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating and accelerating log data processing are disclosed herein. The front-end clusters generate a large amount of log data in real time and transfer the log data to an aggregating cluster. When the aggregating cluster is not available, the front-clusters write the log data to local filers and send the data when the aggregating cluster recovers. The aggregating cluster is designed to aggregate incoming log data streams from different front-end servers and clusters. The aggregating cluster further sends the aggregated log data stream to centralized NFS filers or a data warehouse cluster. The local filers and the aggregating cluster stage the log data for access by applications, so that the applications do not wait until the data reach the centralized NFS filers or data warehouse cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Rash, Dhruba Borthakur, Zheng Shao, Guanghao Shen
  • Patent number: 9602879
    Abstract: Several embodiments of present invention relate to indexing a real-life sports event with fantasy-related events occurring therein. Several embodiments also include defining portions of digital data recordings based on the occurrence of fantasy events. And, various embodiments relate to creating compilations of and/or access to video recordings based on occurrence of one or more fantasy events recorded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Platypus IP, LLC
    Inventor: David Allan Jones
  • Patent number: 9578384
    Abstract: An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for providing video-on-demand (VOD). The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of VOD content and better organizations thereof. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the VOD content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Selim, Saulo Correia Dourado
  • Patent number: 9478258
    Abstract: A method of recording multiple highlights concurrently includes steps of collecting N game videos concurrently, choosing one of the game videos to execute a highlight recording treatment, inserting an in point and an out point for a highlight picture, and concurrently copying time position information of the aforementioned in point and the out point of the game video in N?1 video games to form respective highlight segment records. Thus, human and material resources involved in collecting videos at multiple viewpoints for the sport live broadcast can be largely reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CARNEGIE TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Chongguang Pan, Bingyu Li
  • Patent number: 9461966
    Abstract: A method of providing rating information in respect of Uniform Resource Identifiers to a client terminal. The method includes identifying a Uniform Resource Identifier at the client terminal, sending a first query to a rating server over an IP network, the query including as a query string a first component of the identified Uniform Resource Identifier or a derivative of that first component, and receiving the first query at the rating server and determining whether or not a rating exists for the query string. A response is sent by the server to the client terminal, the response including a determined rating, or an indication that no rating exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: F-SECURE OYJ
    Inventor: Kimmo Olavi Mustonen
  • Patent number: 9437243
    Abstract: A method of generating highlights for live videos includes steps of setting a rule for inserting an out point, inserting an in point when a highlight picture appears, automatically finding out the rule whereby the out point is inserted, calculating a position where the out point is inserted to form a highlight segment record, loading the highlight segment record into a standby list, and searching the needed highlight segment record when the playback is in action to find the corresponding game video and a start position and an end position of a highlight segment. Therefore, steps for generating highlights can be reduced, and incorrect operations caused by human error can be effectively decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: CARNEGIE TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Chongguang Pan, Bingyu Li
  • Patent number: 9432713
    Abstract: The MEDIA CONTENT SYNCHRONIZED ADVERTISING PLATFORM APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS (“AD-SURVEY”) transforms user advertisement exposure data via AD-SURVEY components, into ad effects data including user responses to survey questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Symphony Advanced Media
    Inventors: Manish Bhatia, Michael Scott Saxon, Nigel Stephen Pratt, Pyeush Gurha
  • Patent number: 9415302
    Abstract: A CPU accesses a content corresponding to a motion picture ID included in designated motion picture information, among contents uploaded to a distribution server. Then, when distribution of the content from the distribution server is started, the CPU carries out streaming-play of the received content. Thereafter, the CPU determines whether a sponsor is brought into correspondence with the reproduced content or not. When the sponsor is brought into correspondence with the reproduced content, the CPU downloads a sponsor content list from the distribution server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Beppu, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Patent number: 9397627
    Abstract: A network-enabled audio device that provides a display device that allows the user to select playlists of music much like a jukebox is disclosed. The user can compose playlists from disk files, CD's, Internet streaming audio broadcasts, online music sites, and other audio sources. The user can also select a desired Web broadcast from a list of available Web broadcasts. In addition, the user can play standard audio CD's and MP3 encoded CD's and have access to local AM/FM stations. Further, the software, the user controls, and the display in the network-enabled audio device are operably configured and connected such that the user can listen to playlists that include CD's and other audio sources just as the user would choose a playlist in a jukebox. The user accesses a server site via a PC and the Internet. From the server site, the user obtains a list of the devices in his or her Internet Personal Audio Network (IPAN) and what songs are on those devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Black Hills Media, LLC
    Inventors: Safi Qureshey, Daniel D. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 9367644
    Abstract: Information is processed by receiving from a requesting node a request to access a content management related service. The content management related service is performed at a second node in the opposite direction as the requesting node; the request is associated with an object tree. The object tree is walked to obtain information associated with the object tree. A set of one or more service context rules associated with the content management related service is determined. The object tree is processed using the set of service context rules and the results of the processed object tree are made available to the content management related service so that the content management related service is able to properly operate at the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Randall, Alex Rankov, Oleg Bivol
  • Patent number: 9357267
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for associating and synchronizing extrinsic data with video content at particular points of time in the video content. A user interface is rendered that facilitates a selection from extrinsic data items that are associated with a video content feature that is currently being presented to a user. A user selection of a particular extrinsic data item is received through the user interface, and a time in the video content feature is determined corresponding to the user selection. An association is then generated between the particular extrinsic data item and the time in the video content feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: IMDb.com
    Inventors: Andrej Gregov, Francis J. Kane, Douglas M. Treder
  • Patent number: 9319281
    Abstract: Requested processing time of each batch job is complied with. A resource-correction control server calculating an amount of a resource required for setup of a batch application includes an intermediate-process-unit-data acquiring unit that compiles data of completed batch processes as a single data set at a predetermined time point, a resource-correction determining unit that, using the intermediate process unit, determines a process progress rate that is a progress rate of a process at the current time point and whether the process progress rate has reached a required progress rate that is a progress rate required to terminate the batch process within the requested processing time, and an allocation-resource calculating unit that, as a result of the determination, if the required progress rate has not been reached, calculates the amount of the resource required for recovery of the delay based on a delay-recovery-object progress rate and resource information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Yotsutani, Ryo Kawai, Takayuki Kawano, Jun Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9264764
    Abstract: The MEDIA CONTENT BASED ADVERTISING SURVEY PLATFORM METHODS (“AD-SURVEY”) transforms user advertisement exposure data via AD-SURVEY components, into ad effects data including user responses to survey questions. A method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining TV program schedule listing data including a plurality of ad tags at a server; providing the obtained TV program schedule listing data to a user mobile device, receiving a user media program selection message from the user mobile device; retrieving an ad tag associated with the user selected media program from the TV program schedule listing data; extracting key terms from the ad tags based by parsing ad contents; querying a survey question list based on the extracted key terms; generating and sending a survey question from the query to the user mobile device; and obtaining a user reaction to the survey question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Manish Bhatia, Michael Scott Saxon, Nigel Stephen Pratt, Pyeush Gurha
  • Patent number: 9264159
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for collecting user response information corresponding to a request transmitted as a part of unidirectional media broadcast. Mobile devices used to display media broadcast containing the request, such a survey, are also configured to send information using other communication networks, such as cellular networks. Mobile devices collect users' responses to the request and send information corresponding to these responses to a response processing server. The response processing server in turn processes the information, generate a report, and transmit this report to the broadcasting service. These reports may be used for a variety of purposes. In one example, reports are used to update broadcasted content such that mobile device user can view results of their responses as a part of the updated broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Moskowitz, Daniel Dennedy, Do H. Chung
  • Patent number: 9258591
    Abstract: A video transmitting system including a plurality of video cameras, a plurality of video monitoring apparatuses, a plurality of local storage devices, a data transmission subsystem, at least one video data collecting and transmitting apparatus, at least one collecting storage device, and at least one interface apparatus is presented. Video data from the video cameras are stored in the local storage devices and transmitted through the data transmission subsystem to be stored in the collecting storage device and to be transmitted to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: OPEN JOINT STOCK COMPANY LONG-DISTANCE AND INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Andrey Kimovich Levakov, Aurika Anatolievna Savchuk, Konstantin Sergeevich Kirushev, Arina Borisovna Demina, Evgeniy Andreevich Pelymskiy, Tatyana Valentinovna Maksimenko
  • Patent number: 9247294
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, selecting a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices to analyze activities of the first communication device, presenting at a device activity information associated with the activities of the first communication device, facilitating an exchange of messages between the device and the first communication device, receiving a request from the device to transfer control of the first communication device to the device responsive to the device receiving an unsatisfactory response from the first communication device, and receiving control information from the device to adjust an operational aspect of the first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventors: Steven M. Belz, Greg W. Edwards, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9210198
    Abstract: Methods and system for routing first communication session data between a first device and at least one participant device via a first communication session are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for routing first communication session data between a first device and at least one participant device includes receiving a request to establish a second communication session with at least one discovered extension device proximate to the first device, routing at least a portion of the communication session data to the discovered extension device via the second communication session and synchronizing the communication session data routed via the first communication session, and the at least a portion of the communication session data routed via the second communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Vonage Networks LLC
    Inventors: Tzahi Efrati, Arthur Wilton
  • Patent number: 9185462
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for implementation of an interactive television application. Particularly, the invention provides method and system for designing and implementation of synchronized interactive television applications using quick response (QR) code, wherein the quick response (QR) code is used to tag the broadcasted television content. More particularly, the invention provides method and system for decoding the quick response (QR) code at the receiver side to provide a universal resource locator (URL) which hosts augmented services for the content on the interactive television as well as on the secondary communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Diptesh Das, Avik Ghose, Priyanka Sinha, Provat Biswas
  • Patent number: 9161176
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for serving content to a wireless device (106) are disclosed. In an embodiment, a gateway (114), or any other suitable device or system, determines that at least one message (e.g., a text or text-like message) containing a first pointer (e.g., a unicast URL) to the content (e.g., a web page) is to be transmitted via an emergency alert system (e.g., CMAS). In response thereto, the gateway (114) obtains the content using the first pointer and generates a second different pointer (e.g., a multicast/broadcast URL) to the content. The gateway (114) provides at least a portion of the at least one message and the second pointer for transmission via the emergency alert system (118). The gateway (114) also provides the content for transmission via a wireless multicast/broadcast channel (120) based on the second pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, Jr., Wayne W. Ballantyne
  • Patent number: 9113215
    Abstract: The current invention is an interactive advertising and marketing system that operates to provide users with an opportunity to identify objects within video media and create virtual hotspots with respect to the objects, which allows viewers the ability to select objects within the video media that are associated with one of the hotspots, and transmits their interest in the selected object to one or more users. Preferably, the system operates such that hotspots can be created for previously created video, newly created video media, as well as live broadcasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Lincoln Berry, III
  • Patent number: 9106941
    Abstract: Alternate digital content is inserted into mobile devices with a method and apparatus that comprises an alternate content scheduler, an alternate content reporter, and a micro-splicer. The alternate content scheduler further comprises a mobile network interface for interaction with a mobile data and broadcast network, a micro-splicer interface for interfacing with a micro-splicer, a rulebook that is shared with the network which provides the rules for alternate content scheduling, a preference provisioning module comprising an alternate content scheduler library for storing user or network preferences, a scheduler for providing tight synchronization between original program content and alternate content, and a metric recording interface to an alternate content reporter. The micro-splicer works in tandem with the alternate content scheduler to render synchronized display of alternate multimedia content on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Goldspot Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivasa Dharmaji
  • Patent number: 9076144
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing remote set-top box access functions in an Internet browser extension based on advertisement metadata is disclosed. A meta-data tag associated with an advertisement embedded on a currently viewed web page is scanned. It is determined that the meta-data tag is related to entertainment content. A media manipulation action for the entertainment content is determined. A notification that the media manipulation action is available for the entertainment content is displayed. Controls to store the media manipulation action on a user account are provided, and the manipulation action is stored to the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventors: Scott White, James L. Cansler, Charles Scott
  • Patent number: 9021540
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit, a storage, an operation reception unit, and a controller. The communication unit is capable of communicating with a different information processing apparatus and a server on a network. The storage is capable of storing data. The operation reception unit is capable of receiving an operation of a user that selects the data. The controller is capable of controlling the communication unit to transmit the selected data to the server and transmit notification information to the different information processing apparatus, the notification information indicating transmission of the data to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Fujiki
  • Patent number: 9015785
    Abstract: [Object] To execute applications in link with the progression of content being viewed at user's home. [Solving Means] A terminal apparatus practiced as one embodiment of the present disclosure has an extracting block configured to extract signature data indicative of features of content to be reproduced, a query generating block configured to generate a query that at least includes the above-mentioned extracted signature, a communication block configured to transmit the above-mentioned generated query to a server apparatus and receive a response returned by this server in response to the above-mentioned response, and an application executing block configured to obtain an application on the basis of an application URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in which at least application identification information is written, this URL being included in the above-mentioned received response, and execute the obtained application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 9015462
    Abstract: A display device and a booting method thereof are provided. The booting method includes during a standby mode, receiving a remote control signal and storing the remote control signal; and in response to a power signal being received within a predefined period of time of the receipt of the remote control signal, booting the display device to display a display screen corresponding to the remote control signal. Therefore, it is possible for a user to readily execute a desired function of the display device when booting the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seok-jae Lee
  • Patent number: 9009759
    Abstract: An enhanced television broadcast system may enable the transmission and reception of a real-time event when a new program is about to begin. The real-time event may control access to enhancements from the program that is ending. In some embodiments, these real-time events may constitute triggers that are included within packets transmitted in an Internet Protocol multicast. As one example, the trigger may include a Uniform Resource Locator in the form of a tv: protocol that automatically causes the television display to go to full screen television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jim B. Estipona
  • Publication number: 20150100998
    Abstract: A system and method to share TV programming content that enables recording and sharing of video clips of TV programming, where viewer creates a recording/video clip, which can then be shared via a link of the video clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Angelo J. Pino, JR., Mohammed Sattar
  • Patent number: 9003438
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presentation of content through an interface to provide personalized video feeds to a user. A video feed is harvested from feed items gathered at various Internet sources. The feed items are filtered to remove those that do not link to video content. A criteria specified by the user is used to filter the feed items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Frequency IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael M. Gordon, Blair Harrison, Adrian K. Roston
  • Patent number: 9003451
    Abstract: An Internet television program guide system is provided that allows a user at a multimedia system to access information related to television programs over an Internet communications link. The user can view television program guide listings and related video stills and video clips. The user can perform database searches on the program guide listings (e.g., to search for a particular type of television program). The user can set a reminder message for a television program that is transmitted prior to the transmission time of the program. If desired, the user can select an option that directs the multimedia system to tune directly to a television channel for a selected program or to a related television program guide or movie guide service on a television channel. The user can order pay-per-view events using the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin E. Boyer, Timothy B. Demers, Donald W. Allison, Mark A. Regouby, Steven C. Williamson, Joanna L. Hensley, W. Benjamin Herrington, Paul N. Reddy