Transmission Network Patents (Class 725/118)
  • Patent number: 10887546
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a communication interface configured to communicate with another display apparatus, a display configured to display contents being shared with the other display apparatus and a video call user interface (UI) for a video call with a user of the other display apparatus, and a processor, in response to at least one of a gesture and a voice of the user included in video call data received from the other display apparatus satisfying a predetermined condition, configured to control the display to change a size of the video call UI displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-wook Jeong, Sung-hye Lee, Sung-hyun Jang, Kwan-min Lee, Sang-hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10869070
    Abstract: A broadcast transmission method includes generating service data for a service, generating service layer signaling data, the service layer signaling data including first signaling data, second signaling data and third signaling data, the first signaling data including reference information referring to the second signaling data and the third signaling data, the second signaling data including a description of a component of the service, and the third signaling data including acquisition information of the component related to the service, and transmitting a broadcast signal including the service data and the service layer signaling data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Jangwon Lee, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10856021
    Abstract: The present invention suggests a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal according to the present invention suggests a system capable of supporting a next-generation broadcast service in an environment that supports a next-generation hybrid broadcast using a terrestrial broadcasting network and an Internet network. In addition, suggested is an efficient signaling scheme which is capable of encompassing both a terrestrial broadcasting network and an Internet network in an environment that supports a next-generation hybrid broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woosuk Kwon, Minsung Kwak, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 10779042
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to generate a personalized video channel for a viewer. Selected parameters of the viewer's viewing behavior with respect to one or more media devices that are associated with the viewer are automatically monitored and detected during one or more sampling periods. Media content sources that are available to the viewer on the one or more media devices are automatically detected. A personalized video channel is then generated for the viewer using at least the monitoring parameters and the detected media content sources. During a viewing session on one of the media devices, the generated personalized video channel is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Alphonso Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Gupta, Lampros Kalampoukas, Raghavendra Koushik, Subbhaash S
  • Patent number: 10778946
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for displaying High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery on a large screen suitable for viewing by a large audience in theater-size venues or domed simulators or iMax-like venues. A dual modulation method of projecting onto the front of an active projection screen and an array of high intensity light (e.g., diodes) projects the most significant bits (MSB) of the image onto the back of the screen while a standard dynamic range (SDR) video projector projects the least significant bits (LSB) of the onto the front of the screen. The result is a much higher brightness image than the projector alone can produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Harold Reinhold Streid
  • Patent number: 10687122
    Abstract: Determining a quality of a media data stream including a sequence of data stream sections which transmit different media sections of a media content at quality-to-bitrate levels that vary across the media content, such as within the context of adaptive streaming, is configured to be more effective by deriving, from each data stream section, an identifier for the respective section, and by looking up, for each data stream section, a parameter set from a look-up table by means of the identifier derived for the respective data stream section, so that it is possible to aggregate the parameter sets and to determine the quality on the basis thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: OPTICOM Dipl.-Ing. Michael Keyhl GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schmidmer, Michael Keyhl, Matthias Obermann, Roland Bitto
  • Patent number: 10659191
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a broadcast signal by a broadcast transmitter, the method includes generating service layer signaling information describing characteristics of a broadcast service; generating service list signaling information for listing one or more broadcast services, the service list signaling information including information for obtaining the service layer signaling information, the service list signaling information further including first capability information identifying capabilities needed to decode and present broadcast contents for the one or more broadcast services listed in the service list signaling information, the service list signaling information further including service identifying information identifying the broadcast service, and the service list signaling information further including second capability information identifying capabilities needed to decode and present broadcast contents for the broadcast service identified by the service identifying information; and transmitti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Kyoungsoo Moon, Jangwon Lee, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10609743
    Abstract: A device-to-device (D2D) data transmission method and system, where the method implemented by a source terminal and includes sending a first message to n candidate terminals, where the first message discovers the n candidate terminals, the source terminal is out of a network coverage area of a base station, and the n candidate terminals are in the network coverage area of the base station, receiving n second messages from each candidate terminal, wherein each second message includes at least one of a user identity of each candidate terminal or status information of each candidate terminal, determining a relay terminal from the n candidate terminals according to at least one of the user identity of each candidate terminal or the status information of each candidate terminal, and transmitting the data to the base station using the relay terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaocui Li, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: 10581685
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer system for determining upstream transmission capability in an area of a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) cable plant network, the area including network components, and customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. The method configures a downstream transmission that includes a marker channel, and initiates the downstream transmission to each CPE device. The method sends a query to each CPE device to request a status of the marker channel at the CPE device. The method receives a response to the query from at least one CPE device, and determines a status of each network component based on the response to the query from said at least one CPE device subtending from the network component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Carol J. Ansley
  • Patent number: 10574483
    Abstract: A machine, program product, and method for enabling interoperable and low-latency networking among service devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ORBIT-MATRIX, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse A. Johnson, Jose Fernandez, Stephen Vowell, Kevin Mayer
  • Patent number: 10540302
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for switching an input character in a WFD are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Giwon Park, Byungjoo Lee, Dongcheol Kim, Hyunhee Park, Taesung Lim
  • Patent number: 10531149
    Abstract: Rendering video is disclosed including responding to an access request from a video data provider using a first video buffer queue corresponding to a first rendering technique, receiving a request to change the first rendering technique to a second rendering technique, and switching the first video buffer queue for the access request to a second video buffer queue corresponding to the second rendering technique, the first video buffer queue and the second video buffer queue being concurrent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Li Zeng, Aihua Zhao, Jiangwei Li
  • Patent number: 10524118
    Abstract: A method to engage an individual with digital content to activate a device to deliver a service. The device is configured to operate in at least one state in which the device is configured to provide the service. The method includes: wirelessly receiving, with the device operating in a first state that prevents a delivery of the service, a request from a requestor to activate the device to provide the service; offering the requestor an opportunity to place the device in a second state following their engagement with the digital content, the device configured to provide the service when in the second state; if the requestor chooses to engage with the digital content, wirelessly communicating digital content for engagement by the requestor; and changing the state of the device to the second state to allow the device to be used to provide the service following a completion of the engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Omnicharge, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Gray, Jennie Souiade, Bryan Bozzi
  • Patent number: 10516757
    Abstract: A server that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, operations including monitoring current transport characteristics of an internet protocol network communicatively coupled to the server and to a mobile device. Data packets are transported to the device according to a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol. A future transport characteristic of the network is predicted according to the trajectory of the device. A request is received from the device for transmission of a data packet, and a time for fulfilling the request is scheduled according to the current and predicted transport characteristics. The operations further comprise selecting a transmission rate for transmission of the data packet to the mobile device responsive to detecting the time for fulfilling the request. The device performs buffering of the data packet for a future presentation of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso
  • Patent number: 10511876
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for receiving a hybrid broadcast service and a method for transmitting the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 10511495
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for managing bundles of applications and services over a network between a server system and client computers. Related applications and services are bundled together in one package so that a user is able to quickly and easily configure a computer to perform a specified task. By combining both the applications and the services in one bundle, users no longer have to search the Internet for necessary components. Furthermore, additional features that allow portability of the bundled applications and services in addition to diagnostic monitoring are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Robert O. Keith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10491829
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store image data associated with positional information, a determination unit configured to determine whether information representing a type of satellite used for determining the positional information associated with the image data stored in the storage unit is associated with the image data, and a display control unit configured to control, in accordance with a result of the determination performed by the determination unit, display of information representing a type of satellite used for determining the positional information associated with the image data in a form in which the type of satellite is recognizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 10425491
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, API to provide network metrics and network resource control to users. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive customer network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive service provider network telemetry data from a second network(s) via a network API, might compile the customer network telemetry data and the service provider network telemetry data, might receive a request from a user to access information regarding network services associated with the user, might filter the compiled customer network telemetry data and the compiled service provider network telemetry data to isolate first telemetry data and second telemetry data, respectively, might provide the user with access to at least one of the first telemetry data or the second telemetry data, and might provide the user with options to control network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10326701
    Abstract: Techniques for intelligent designated forwarder (DF) and master router selection (for router redundancy) are provided. In one embodiment, a network router that is part of a set of network routers connected to a common LAN segment can retrieve a priority value adapted for use by the network router in electing a DF for multicast traffic. The network router can further check for the presence or absence of one or more routes to one or more multicast sources in a routing table of the network router. The network router can then modify the priority value based on the presence or the absence of the one or more routes and can transmit a multicast routing protocol control packet including the modified first priority value to one or more other network routers in the set of network routers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Nitin Jain, Wing-Keung Adam Yeung
  • Patent number: 10303634
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a connector constituted by plural types of pins and configured to perform a communication in accordance with at least one of a first communication standard for requesting a symmetrical pin arrangement and a second communication standard for requesting an asymmetrical pin arrangement, an input unit configured to input a signal for detecting that an external apparatus connected to the connector is an apparatus in conformity to the first communication standard or the second communication standard via at least one of the pins in the connector, and a control unit configured to perform control in a manner that signal assignment of the plural types of the pins of the connector is switched to a first state corresponding to the first communication standard or a second state corresponding to the second communication standard in accordance with the signal input by the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ayumu Nemoto
  • Patent number: 10219022
    Abstract: This technology relates generally to television set-top-boxes (STBs), and more particularly to sharing program information between STBs using voice communication. In one embodiment, a method of sharing television (TV) program information between STBs is disclosed. The method includes obtaining, by a control unit, program-specific-information of TV content selected by a first user using a first STB. The program-specific-information may be converted into a voice message by a Text-to-Speech (TTS) converter. The method further includes establishing, using a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) associated with the first STB, a voice call from the first STB to a second STB. The voice message associated with the program-specific-information may be transmitted from the first SIM to a second SIM associated with the second STB over the voice call using a first modulation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Krishnanunni Gopalakrishnan, Abbin Paul, Ajin Alias Mammoottil, Abdul Salam Thayyil Azeez
  • Patent number: 10192516
    Abstract: Methods and devices for wirelessly transmitting content from a source device to a sink device are disclosed. The method comprises: identifying one or more data types associated with a display frame displayed on the source device; selecting a transmission format for the display frame in accordance with the one or more identified data types, wherein the transmission format is selected from the group consisting of screencasting, graphics processing unit (GPU) processing, or GPU processing with media streaming; and sending visual information representing the display frame in the transmission selected transmission format to the sink device. One or a combination of latency, image/video quality, and power consumption associated with the wireless transmission may be used to adapt the wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mohammed Nawaf Smadi, Wolfgang Michael Theimer, Vytautas Robertas Kezys
  • Patent number: 10187393
    Abstract: A system includes determination, at a first computing system, of the creation of a first user account, the first user account associated with a first username, a first identity store and a first person, determination, at the first computing system, of a first identifier uniquely identifying the first person, storage, at the first computing system, of a first association between the first username, the first identity store and the first identifier, reception, at a second computing system, of an indication of activity, the indication including the first username and the first identity store, determination, at the second computing system, the first identifier based on the first username, the first identity store and the stored first association, and creation, at the second computing system, of a log entry associating the activity with the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jens Odenheimer, Peter Eberlein
  • Patent number: 10142233
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal according to the present invention can support future broadcast services in an environment supporting future hybrid broadcast using terrestrial broadcast networks and the Internet. In addition, the present invention provides efficient signaling methods using both terrestrial broadcast networks and the Internet in an environment supporting future hybrid broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Jangwon Lee, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10134356
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a data transmission unit that transmits image data with a wide color gamut to an external apparatus over a transmission path; and an information transmission unit that transmits additional information on the image data with the wide color gamut that is transmitted by the data transmission unit and information on a transmission method for the additional information, to the external apparatus over the transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10063656
    Abstract: A server that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, operations including monitoring current transport characteristics of an internet protocol network communicatively coupled to the server and to a mobile device. Data packets are transported to the device according to a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol. A future transport characteristic of the network is predicted according to the trajectory of the device. A request is received from the device for transmission of a data packet, and a time for fulfilling the request is scheduled according to the current and predicted transport characteristics. The operations further comprise selecting a transmission rate for transmission of the data packet to the mobile device responsive to detecting the time for fulfilling the request. The device performs buffering of the data packet for a future presentation of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Andrea Basso
  • Patent number: 10004061
    Abstract: To improve manipulability. An information processing device includes a wireless communication unit and a control unit. The wireless communication unit performs real-time image transmission with at least one sink device according to a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast specification. The control unit performs control related to the real-time image transmission based on control information for controlling the information processing device according to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast specification, the control information being received from the at least one sink device. The control unit performs control such that on-off switching of a UIBC for transmitting manipulation information in the sink device that has transmitted the control information is performed when a plurality of pieces of control information are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Iwami
  • Patent number: 9979599
    Abstract: A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architecture communicates content according to an initial bonding configuration. The communication architecture may adjust the bonding configuration to adapt to bonding environment changes affecting the communication capabilities or requirements associated with transmitting the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Xuemin Chen, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9967623
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a receiver obtains service location information which defines current and next sources from which a data stream can be obtained, and a switching time at which the source of the data stream will be switched from the current source to the next source. Before the switching time, the receiver receives the data stream from the current source, and after the switching time, the receiver receives the data stream from the next source. The next source can be defined in initial service location information, or in updated service location information obtained later. An apparatus and method for providing the service location information are also disclosed. In some embodiments, a broadcast provider and/or the receiver can execute a method to compensate for an IP delay experienced by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Arthur Simon Waller
  • Patent number: 9924239
    Abstract: Consumption habits of video content have been changing for some time, as more people (especially young people) prefer video on demand (VOD) services over linear channels. Disclosed is a communication system configured to efficiently deliver video content on demand over a satellite medium. Also disclosed are methods for efficiently delivering video content on demand using multicast transmissions and caching of video title prefixes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
    Inventor: Oren Markovitz
  • Patent number: 9813760
    Abstract: A system is proposed for delivering video content to display devices using a cloud computing model. A plurality of independent physical computer systems cooperate to implement a virtual computer system (“cloud”) which receives media content from sources of media content, and delivers the media content selectively to video display devices. For each of a plurality of users of the virtual computer system, there is a corresponding process (“cloudclone”) running on the virtual computer system which coordinates the delivery of the content to one or more of the video display devices which are associated with the corresponding user. The cloudclone includes respective components for managing the transfer of media content to each of the video display devices associated with the user. This makes possible a straightforward way of migrating video sessions between the devices associated with the user, by changing the corresponding cloudclone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Yonggang Wen
  • Patent number: 9727648
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a search query containing one or more query terms from a remote device, determining one or more entity types implicated by the search query based on the one or more query terms, and determining an entity score indicating a likelihood that the search query implicates the entity type. The method also includes identifying one or more index clusters from index clusters to search based on the one or more entity types implicated by the search query, generating a query execution plan based on the entity scores, and performing a consumer driven search on the identified index clusters based on a set of query terms corresponding to the one or more query terms and in accordance with the query execution plan to identify a delivery consideration set of records. The method also includes generating delivery search results based on the delivery consideration set of records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Quixey, Inc.
    Inventors: Leigh Klotz, Jr., Eric J. Glover
  • Patent number: 9686097
    Abstract: A machine, program product, and method for enabling interoperable and low-latency networking among service devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ORBIT-MATRIX, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Johnson, Jose Fernandez, Stephen Vowell, Kevin Mayer
  • Patent number: 9661605
    Abstract: A posting-status notification system includes: a determination unit that determines whether or not a posting status of posting information being associated with a content satisfies a predetermined notification condition, the posting information being posting information posted on a network; and an instruction unit that instructs an output unit to output the posting status in a case where the determination unit determines that the posting status satisfies the notification condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Itamoto
  • Patent number: 9491080
    Abstract: An indicator circuit comprises a first logic circuit, a second logic circuit, a third logic circuit, an auxiliary power circuit, a switch circuit, and a light emitting diode (LED) circuit. The switch circuit controls whether the LED circuit lights or not, according to the first logic circuit, the second logic circuit, and the third logic circuit, to indicate connections to different data bandwidths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tung-Liang Chien
  • Patent number: 9451318
    Abstract: Provided is a reception apparatus including a reception unit that receives broadcast content transmitted by a broadcast waves of digital broadcasting, a first obtaining unit that obtains transmission data other than data-broadcast content, the transmission data being transmitted in a data carousel transmission scheme by the broadcast wave, and a control unit that controls a predetermined operation based on the obtained transmission data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohisa Kitazato, Jun Kitahara
  • Patent number: 9432623
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention include a communication terminal, which controls a display to display a currently set value of quality parameter of content data to be transmitted from the communication terminal to a counterpart communication terminal, transmits a request for changing quality parameter from the currently set value to a value selected by a user to a communication management system through a network, receives an updated charge fee to be charged for transmitting content data having the selected value of quality parameter from the communication management system, and controls a display to display the updated charge fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Nagase, Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 9432724
    Abstract: A method of processing a web service in a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and the broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of providing an NRT service in a broadcasting receiver may include receiving first signaling information, identifying whether a service type of an NRT service is a web service based upon the first signaling information, identifying a web page type and a web page version of the NRT service and browsing the NRT service. The method may further include connecting a service signaling channel, parsing the received first signaling information, determining whether the NRT service is supported in the broadcasting receiver and consuming the web contents of the NRT service. The NRT service may include at least one of a fixed NRT service and a mobile NRT service. The first signaling information may be a data casting description table (DDT) if the NRT service is the fixed NRT service. The first signaling information may be a service map table (SMT) if the NRT service is the mobile NRT service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongyeul Suh, Huisang Yoo, Jaehyung Song, Minsung Kwak, Joonhui Lee, Inhwan Choi, Chulsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9418023
    Abstract: Provided is a method of delivering a user input received from a Human Interface Device (HID) to a source device by a sink device. The method includes: receiving the user input from the HID; generating HID user input information including a first field that represents a type of the HID, a second field that represents an interface type of the HID, and a third field that includes the user input received from the HID; and transmitting the configured HID user input information to the source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byung Joo Lee, Wongyu Song, Inhwan Choi, Jaehyung Song
  • Patent number: 9332290
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for certifying a playback device are provided. In some embodiments, methods for certifying a playback device are provided, the methods comprising: identifying a plurality of playback capabilities associated with the playback device; identifying at least one certification test based on the plurality of playback capabilities; receiving a plurality of media streams corresponding to the certification test from a server; causing a first media stream to be presented by the playback device; changing a streaming condition experienced by the playback device; causing a second media stream to be presented by the playback device based on the streaming condition; capturing, using a camera, a video signal representing video content presented by the playback device; and determining, using a hardware processor, whether the playback device has passed the certification test based at least in part on the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: William David Amidei, Eric William Grab
  • Patent number: 9300924
    Abstract: A handheld device in an audio and video system including a system for receiving and processing video and/or audio signals, a system for displaying a virtual image to a user, and a system for producing sounds audible to a user. The handheld device also incorporates a shroud to block ambient light when the handheld unit is engaged with the user's face. As a result, the user may hear sounds produced from the received audio signals. Further the user may see the virtual images produced from the received video signals when the handheld device is engaged with the users face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Immersion Entertainment, LLC.
    Inventors: Tazwell L. Anderson, Jr., Mark A. Wood, Geoffrey L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9292179
    Abstract: A method for media recommendations is provided, including storing, on a peer device, a pre-existing list of media presentations including a plurality of pre-existing media presentations. A plurality of media recommendations are received from a plurality of recommending peer devices in response to a media presentation being played. Each of the plurality of media recommendations comprises an identifier that identifies a recommended media presentation. Each recommended media presentation is automatically added to the list of media presentations in a position determined based user preferences to form an updated list of media presentations. Based on the position of each of the media presentations, a media presentation is selected to play on the peer device from the updated list of media presentations. The selected media presentation is then played on the peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Napo Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh B. Svendsen, Michael Erickson
  • Patent number: 9247310
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for up-converting a downstream set-top box control signal to a frequency that is above a cable television system upstream communications band. The downstream set-top box control signal is down-converted to a frequency in a set-top box control band and injected into a set-top box communications pathway. The downstream set-top box control signal may be up-converted from baseband or from the set-top box control band to a frequency in cable television system downstream communications band and transmitted on a DOCSIS RF channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Chapman, Mark A. Palazzo
  • Patent number: 9215493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-real-time broadcast service processing system and a processing method thereof. According to the present invention, the method for processing a non-real-time (NRT) service in a broadcast receiver enables the NRT service to be processed with the following steps: receiving a broadcast service and signaling information; identifying whether the broadcast service is the NRT service on the basis of the signaling information; and identifying whether the identified NRT service includes a 3D service or a 3D content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Joon Hui Lee, Jin Pil Kim, Kwan Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 9137835
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including: a device detecting unit detecting devices capable of establishing a wireless connection; a user input unit selecting, based on a user operation, a combination of sync devices to carry out a pairing process out of a plurality of sync devices detected by the device detecting unit; a message transmitting unit transmitting an autosetup request message to one sync device out of the selected sync devices; a message receiving unit receiving an autosetup response message from a transmission destination of the autosetup request message; a wireless connection unit establishing a wireless connection with each of the selected sync devices; and a reproduction starting unit wirelessly transmitting, as a source device, data to be reproduced to each of the sync devices after establishment of the wireless connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Tomoya Yamaura
  • Patent number: 9124933
    Abstract: A system and method for determining unauthorized use of a set top box includes a terrestrial signal determination module in the set top box that receives terrestrial signals from a terrestrial source comprising terrestrial signal identifiers. A memory in the set top box stores expected terrestrial signal identifiers for a location of the user device. The user device also includes a comparison module comparing the received terrestrial signal identifier to the location-based terrestrial signal identifiers and a disable module disabling the user device from receiving satellite signals in response to comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean S. Lee, Scott D. Casavant, Kuriacose Joseph, John L. Norin
  • Patent number: 9100690
    Abstract: Data between a client and a server is pinned through a receiving interworking unit and a transmitting interworking unit connected via a non-IP based communications path. The receiving interworking unit and transmitting interworking unit convert received data between IP and a non-IP based communications protocols. The transmitting interworking unit receives IP data for the client from the server. The data is converted and transmitted via the non-IP based communications link to the receiving interworking unit, which converts the data back into an IP format and forwards the converted data on to the client. One segment of the path between server and client transports the data in a non-IP format. Neither IP client nor the server are aware of the non IP segment and no change in their IP network mode of operation is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: RPX Clearinghouse LLC
    Inventor: Liam Casey
  • Patent number: 9043835
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for simultaneously broadcasting video components (VSs). In one example, a method includes an automation-system (AS) selecting a log entry including (i) a first identifier that maps to a first VC, and (ii) a second identifier that maps to a second VC; a recording-and-playout device (RAPD) retrieving the first VC; the RAPD sending the retrieved first-VC to an encoder; the encoder generating a first transport-stream (TS) having (i) program-identification (PID) data, and (ii) payload data including the sent first-VC; the encoder sending the generated first-TS to a first outbound-broadcast device (OBD); the encoder sending the generated first-TS to a transport-stream splicer; the AS loading the splicer with the second VC; the splicer generating a second TS having (i) the PID data of the generated first-TS, and (ii) payload data including the loaded second-VC; and the splicer sending the generated second-TS to a second OBD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9032467
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for delivering visual content that improves network bandwidth utilizations. The visual data is separated into multiple categories, where the data for different categories are delivered using different bandwidth utilizations schemes. A first category of the data is delivered at a higher frame rate than the frame rate for a second category of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Makarand Dharmapurikar
  • Patent number: RE47825
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for certifying a playback device are provided. In some embodiments, methods for certifying a playback device are provided, the methods comprising: identifying a plurality of playback capabilities associated with the playback device; identifying at least one certification test based on the plurality of playback capabilities; receiving a plurality of media streams corresponding to the certification test from a server; causing a first media stream to be presented by the playback device; changing a streaming condition experienced by the playback device; causing a second media stream to be presented by the playback device based on the streaming condition; capturing, using a camera, a video signal representing video content presented by the playback device; and determining, using a hardware processor, whether the playback device has passed the certification test based at least in part on the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventors: William David Amidei, Eric William Grab