Link Transmission (e.g., Url Sent To User) Patents (Class 725/112)
  • Patent number: 11528313
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for receiving media data. One apparatus includes processing circuitry that receives a media presentation description (MPD) file including an essential property descriptor that is associated with a session-based description (SBD) file and includes a key-value element. The processing circuitry determines a value in the SBD file corresponding to a key in the key-value element. The processing circuitry sends a request to a server based on the corresponding value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Iraj Sodagar
  • Patent number: 11496808
    Abstract: Method, systems, and computer-readable media are provided to facilitate content discovery based on augmented context. A first set of images of a graphical display may be acquired and analyzed to identify visual characteristics of an object represented. Attributes of the object may be identified. Specifications may be transmitted to the television receiver and/or a remote data source in order to pull matching information. A user-selectable interface element may be generated for presentation as an option to take an action relating to the object represented. A visual output of the interface element may be output as an overlay on the first set and/or a second set of images displayed by the computing device. A user selection responsive to the outputting of the visual output of the at interface element may be processed. A communication may be transmitted to the television receiver to cause the action responsive to the user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jason Michael Anguiano
  • Patent number: 11461391
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a reply to a query are provided. A query about an event in a content recording during playback of the content recording is received. A type of the event based on the query is determined. A playback position in a timeline of the content recording is determined. Based on the type of the event, an event distribution table is obtained, the table comprising one or more event identifiers and one or more corresponding occurrence times for the one or more event identifiers in the timeline of the content recording. The playback position of the content recording to the one or more occurrence times is compared. A reply to the query is generated, for aural or visual presentation, the reply being based on a result of the comparing, the reply comprising data about at least one event corresponding to the one or more event identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Anil Aher, Charishma Chundi
  • Patent number: 11451602
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums for receiving media data. One apparatus includes processing circuitry that receives a media presentation description (MPD) file that includes an essential property descriptor for session-based dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (DASH) operation. The essential property descriptor indicates a session-based description (SBD) file that includes one or more key-value pairs dynamically generated by a local SBD session controller. Each key of the one or more key-value pairs indicates service information of a different service of a local device. The processing circuitry modifies a uniform resource locator (URL) based on the SBD file. The processing circuitry acquires a resource from a remote server based on the modified URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Iraj Sodagar
  • Patent number: 11451874
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing information about events occurring in media content that was previously accessed. A display of a progress bar including segments for the events in the previously accessed content is provided in the screen view of current media being accessed. The progress bar segments may be selected to access the content. Upon conclusion of the content, an image and text about the content may be supplied to the viewer to post on social media about the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Angel Merced, Krista Ramirez, Todd Dietz
  • Patent number: 11438676
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of computing. The invention discloses improvement of the accuracy of providing interactive media content to the user's computing device while providing a simultaneous feedback from the user's computing device to the server for generating and transmitting over-the-air media content. The system for providing interactive media content uses a static graphic marker. The system includes: a remote server for generating on-air media content and transmitting it to a display device, wherein the generation is performed by combining data of the on-air media content with the data of the static graphic marker; a network for receiving and transmitting data from a remote server to a user's computing device; a user's computing device for scanning the static graphic marker, transmitting the scanned data to the remote server, receiving processed interactive media content data and displaying the interactive media content on the user's display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Maxim Anatolyevich Krasavin, Vasilii Vasilievich Korolkov
  • Patent number: 11381876
    Abstract: An apparatus for managing network enabled devices including a processor, a number of network interfaces, communicatively connected to the processor and a non-transitory storage medium. The modules may include a broadcast content obtain module, an other media obtain module, a content aggregate module, an aggregated content send module, a command receive module, and an instruction send module. The apparatus may request that an overlay be displayed on a device so that a user may instruct an instruction send module to interact with an Internet of Things device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Sun Chang
  • Patent number: 11317132
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for generating new content segments based on object name identification. A content segment may be received from a device and a content structure is generated based on the content segment. The content structure includes objects each having attributes. The system may search a contact database associated with the device to identify a matching entry of the contact database with a particular object. The comparison matches metadata of the matching entry with an attribute of the particular object. Upon matching, the first object is modified to include a name attribute based on the matching metadata of the matching entry. In response to receiving a request using the name of the particular object to create a new content segment, the system inserts the particular object into a new content structure and a new content segment is generated for display from the new content structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Waterman, Sahir Nasir
  • Patent number: 11290778
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server associated with a network operator, a plurality of uniform resource locators (URLs) associated with a media stream provided to a client device. The method includes processing, at the server, the plurality of URLs to determine a quality of experience metric. Processing the plurality of URLs includes extracting first URL data from a first URL and second URL data from a second URL of the plurality of URLs. The first URL data includes a first segment identifier associated with a first segment of a media content item and a first bit rate identifier. The second URL data includes a second segment identifier associated with a second segment of the media content item and a second bit rate identifier. A quality of experience metric may be determined based at least in part on the first URL data and the second URL data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Emir Halepovic
  • Patent number: 11218540
    Abstract: A peer-to-peer system and method for efficient replication of and access to application specific environments and their data that includes automatically accessing application specific metadata to determine the location of application specific data and then replicating or providing access to the application metadata and data to a set of peers. A system and method for efficient replication of and access to application specific environments and data that includes automatically accessing a source application's metadata to determine the location of the source application's data and then automatically transferring and transferring the application metadata and data to a target application's metadata and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 11172009
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system device for receiving a data stream encoded with metadata. Client data may also be received. At least a portion of the data stream may be filtered based upon, at least in part, a comparison of the metadata encoded into the video stream and the client data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Hadfield, Ariana Hlavaty, David Hlavaty
  • Patent number: 11134114
    Abstract: An apparatus for user input based adaptive streaming is described herein. The apparatus includes a controller to configure a plurality of audio/video streaming parameters based on user input. The apparatus also includes an adaptive module to apply the plurality of audio/video streaming parameters to a stream of audio/video data in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sean J. Lawrence, Raghavendra Angadimani, Nishant Kamat, Rohit K. Choraria
  • Patent number: 11099714
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules. A processor communicates a mixed-media module creator interface to a first client device. The mixed-media module creator interface is configured to enable a first user of the first client device to create a mixed-media module, the mixed-media module comprising both an updatable portion and a searchable portion, and communicating a mixed-media module player interface to a second client device, the mixed-media module player interface different than the mixed-media module creator interface and configured to enable a second user using the second client device to play the mixed-media module in a non-linear format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Owen Bossola, Rasmus Knutsson, Hakim El Hattab, Tommy Chheng
  • Patent number: 11019373
    Abstract: A multimedia device and a control method therefor are disclosed. The multimedia device according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a reception unit for receiving a stream segment, of a first bitrate, among stream segments, which constitute first content, of several bitrates; a display unit for displaying video data corresponding to the received stream segment of the first bitrate; and a control unit, wherein the control unit detects a size change of a screen on which the video data is displayed, requests a stream segment of a second bitrate, which is different from the first bitrate, on the basis of the detected size change of the screen, controls the reception unit such that the reception unit receives the requested stream segment of the second bitrate, and controls the display unit such that the display unit displays video data corresponding to the received stream segment of the second bitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Inchul Lee
  • Patent number: 10999637
    Abstract: In embodiments of video media item selection, items that have been designated for association with video media are displayed while the video media is also displayed for viewing. An item grab application is implemented to receive a user input as an item selection of an item that is associated with the video media while being displayed for viewing. An item page for the selected item can be displayed, where the item page includes an identifier and image of the selected item, as well as a selectable link to the video media. The item grab application can also post the item selection to a social media site when the user shares the selected item. The item selection is posted without the video media that the selected item is associated with, and the video media is selectable for viewing from the item selection that is posted to the social media site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Yohko A. F. Kelley, Mathieu Rene Badimon
  • Patent number: 10979776
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus, and a transmission method that make it possible to provide a broadcasting service by using MPEG-DASH. Provided is a reception apparatus including a control unit that performs, on the basis of a relationship among a plurality of elements which is prescribed in advance in an MPD conforming to a standard of MPEG-DASH which is transmitted via a broadcast wave or a communication network of digital broadcasting, and a first element for grouping of target elements in a specific layer in which selection or structuring of a component having a structure including a plurality of layers for the selection and the structuring is performed, at least one of the selection and the structuring of the component, and controls reproduction of a content constituted of one or more components. The present technology can be applied to a television receiver, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamagishi, Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10972811
    Abstract: An image processing device that includes a highlight extracted video creation unit that creates a highlight extracted video based on extraction of a highlight from each video file of a plurality of video files and a highlight extracted video storage unit that stores the highlight extracted video as one data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Minamino, Kou Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10956493
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a database comparison operation to identify an object. For example, a processor may enroll a set of object templates in a storage based on objects within input content and enroll a target object template in the storage based on a target object in target content. The processor may identify an object within the input content associated with the target object based on a database comparison operation of the stored set of object templates to the stored target object template. The processor may output object recognition information related to the identified object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Qian Lin, Meichun Hsu, Qiming Chen
  • Patent number: 10942039
    Abstract: A voice enabled device can assist a computing device, such as a server, in processing/analyzing a voice input. The voice enabled device can initiate a network communication session and transmit the voice input to the computing device. The computing device can classify the voice input as a type of communication session (e.g., conversation, etc . . . ). Based on the type of communication session, the computing device can either remain in communication with the voice enabled device and continue to process voice input or terminate the communication after instructing the voice enabled device to process the voice input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Rui Min, Hongcheng Wang, Vamsi Potluru, Vijayendra Ghadge, Raul Guerra Paredes
  • Patent number: 10939145
    Abstract: A method of processing information in a digital receiver connected to an external input source includes receiving uncompressed data of a broadcast service from the external input source, the broadcast service delivered based on either a Real-Time Object Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (ROUTE) protocol or an MPEG Media Transport (MMT) protocol; extracting an audio watermark from the uncompressed data; making a request to a specific server using domain type and server code of the audio watermark to form a first URL; receiving a recovery file including a second URL used to retrieve signaling files needed to access and present a supplementary content; retrieving the signaling files using the second URL in the recovery file; and presenting the supplementary content based on the signaling files. Further, timing information included in the recovery file is used to synchronize the supplementary content with the uncompressed data from the external input source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungryul Yang, Minsung Kwak, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10841667
    Abstract: A method of incorporating additional video objects into source video data to produce output video data. The method includes retrieving source video data and data defining a segment size used by a distributor, into which video data is divided when transmitted. The method includes analyzing the source video data to identify selected frames of video material which include insertion zones which correspond to regions which are suitable for receiving an additional video object. The method includes identifying a boundary point of the source video data. The method includes embedding additional video objects into the selected frames, creating output video data which has a boundary which corresponds with the identified boundary point. The method includes generating metadata including information on said boundary point of the source video data to be replaced by the created output video data; and transmitting the output video data and the metadata to the distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MIRRIAD ADVERTISING PLC
    Inventors: Ram Srinivasan, Phillip McLauchlan
  • Patent number: 10834441
    Abstract: A method includes receiving from a user a request to play a media file on a media player operating on a client terminal, where the media file is coded with a first coding format incompatible with the media player. The media file is transcoded from the first coding format to a transcoded media file in a second coding format compatible with the media player, and streaming the transcoded media file over a communication network to the media player concurrently during transcoding by transcoding a data chunk from a plurality of data chunks related to the media file respectively to a transcoded data fragment. The transcoded data fragment is sent for stream viewing on the media player while transcoding a next data chunk from said plurality of data chunks. The transcoded data fragments are written to the transcoded media file and stored in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NICE LTD
    Inventors: Reuven Kandov, Tal Haguel
  • Patent number: 10812751
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed for dynamically switching between communication networks during audio streaming over a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)/Audio Return Channel (ARC) interface of a display device. A media device is configured to implement the dynamic switching. The media device, coupled to the HDMI/ARC interface, receives an audio stream over the HDMI/ARC interface and transmits the audio stream to speakers on a first network. The media device determines that the first network is overloaded and identifies a clean channel of a second network for transmitting the audio stream without an overload condition. The media device switches itself and connected speakers to the second network for a clean audio stream. The media device switches itself and connected speakers to the first network when there is no longer a need to be on the second network or when there is benefit to be on the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lee Stern, David Paul Mendenhall
  • Patent number: 10805577
    Abstract: In a system for video data capture and sharing client devices may include one or more video cameras and sensors to capture video data and to generate associated metadata. A cloud-based component may receive metadata from the client devices and requests for sharing video data captured by other client devices. Client devices with requested video data are identified by matching their provided metadata to the sharing request and by their response to an image search query for an object of interest specified in the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Owl Cameras, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Nathan Ackerman, Jay Hamlin, Jeffrey Margolis
  • Patent number: 10616616
    Abstract: A method includes receiving from a user a request to play a media file on a media player operating on a client terminal, where the media file is coded with a first coding format incompatible with the media player. The media file is transcoded from the first coding format to a transcoded media file in a second coding format compatible with the media player, and streaming the transcoded media file over a communication network to the media player concurrently during transcoding by transcoding a data chunk from a plurality of data chunks related to the media file respectively to a transcoded data fragment. The transcoded data fragment is sent for stream viewing on the media player while transcoding a next data chunk from said plurality of data chunks. The transcoded data fragments are written to the transcoded media file and stored in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NICE LTD
    Inventors: Reuven Kandov, Tal Haguel
  • Patent number: 10601943
    Abstract: An accelerated delivery system for network content comprises local content storage and an associated local network appliance deployed proximate to at least one, and in some embodiments many, consumer devices. The local network appliance communicates with the consumer devices, and also communicates over the internet with original content servers and, importantly, a central processing cloud, to maintain a store of content that consumers are predicted to want to download.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Pavlov Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Bartow Wyatt, Mark Scifres
  • Patent number: 10503826
    Abstract: A system and method for improving an effectiveness of appropriate framed communications. List management of USE, DO NOT USE, and SUBSTITUTE lists for each communications producer, the communications elements conforming to the particular lists enrolled, selected and enabled by each producer of a set of communications producers helps to ensure conformance to effective communications elements for improving effectiveness of communications using those elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael E. Woods
  • Patent number: 10499070
    Abstract: A method and system for encoding a segment of an input video with accurate placement of key frames, e.g., I-Frames, using Group of Pictures (GOPs) length for output in a distributed video encoding system with two or more encoders is disclosed. The method includes creating overlapping segments in order to allow precise key frame placement. Further, the method includes using desired segment length and the desired key frame placement to create the overlapping segments. Further, the method includes skipping a certain number of frames at the beginning of the segment, and a certain number of frames at the end of the segment, thereby achieving accurate placement of key frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hamilton Coward, Amit Puntambekar
  • Patent number: 10491943
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for automatically indicating, during display of video of an event, actions in event that could satisfy side-game scoring scenarios. This may be accomplished by a media application that generates a live video of an event and retrieves data relating to a current status of a side-game in which a user is participating. The media application determines that a next play of the event could affect an outcome of the side-game and, in response, determines a particular action within the event that could affect the outcome of the side-game. The media application generates for display, within the video, an overlay on top of a playing space of the event, the overlay indicating where the particular action would need to occur to affect the outcome of the side-game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ida Wahlquist-Ortiz, Richard Daniel Lee
  • Patent number: 10477253
    Abstract: System and methods related to video information distribution are provided. The system may obtain a video source address. The system may receive a video segment of a video stream from a remote server configured with the video source address. The system may parse the video segment for header information. The system may determine that a video corresponding to the video source address is playable on a remote device in response to the header information being included in the video segment. The system may store the video source address in a database. The database may include a plurality video addresses corresponding to respective videos that are playable on the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yulong Ying
  • Patent number: 10419811
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a triggered declarative object (TDO) at a digital television receiver device that carries out a programmed routine when user activated; the TDO further including a scripted control object that when activated by the viewer implements a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) function; and executing the TDO to cause the TDO to generate a signal that presents the scripted control object. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Mark Kenneth Eyer
  • 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: 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: 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: 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