Receiver (e.g., Set-top Box) Patents (Class 725/131)
  • Patent number: 10841509
    Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to camera array orchestration. In accordance with one aspect disclosed herein, a camera array orchestration system can learn, based upon a trigger received from a camera array including at least two camera nodes, of at least one media object to be captured during an event. The trigger can include data that identifies the media object. The camera orchestration system can generate an inference with regard to an action to be taken by at least one camera node in the camera array with respect to capturing the media object during the event. The camera orchestration system can send the inference to the camera array. The camera orchestration system can check a camera orchestration database for a policy associated with the media object identified by the data included in the trigger. The inference can be generated, at least in part, based upon the policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10838882
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of transmit and receive connectivity devices that include signal processing circuitry, an HDMI port, and a multi-position multi-contact port. The signal processing circuitry can transmit and receive signals over the multi-position multi-contact port. The signals can include a compressed video signal and a data signal. A power source can be sent over a cable attached to the multi-position multi-contact port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Vanco International, LLC, Shenzhen Hollyland Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: O. Bradley Corbin, Dezhi Liu
  • Patent number: 10819967
    Abstract: An exemplary virtual reality media provider system differentiates static objects depicted in two-dimensional video data from dynamic objects depicted in the two-dimensional video data. Based on the differentiating of the static objects from the dynamic objects, the virtual reality media provider system generates dynamic volumetric models of the surfaces of the static objects and the dynamic objects. The virtual reality media provider system updates the dynamic volumetric models of the surfaces of the static objects with a lower regularity or on an as-needed basis, and the virtual reality media provider system separately updates the dynamic volumetric models of the surfaces of the dynamic objects with a higher regularity. The higher regularity is higher than the lower regularity and keeps the dynamic volumetric models of the surfaces of the dynamic objects up-to-date with what is occurring in the two-dimensional video data. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Raheel Khalid, Ali Jaafar, Denny Breitenfeld, Xavier Hansen, Christian Egeler, Syed Kamal, Lama Hewage Ravi Prathapa Chandrasiri, Steven L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10769849
    Abstract: Techniques for three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of a dynamic scene as a set of voxels are provided. One technique includes: receiving, by a processor, image data from each of two or more spatially-separated sensors observing the scene from a corresponding two or more vantage points; fusing, by the processor, the image data into the set of voxels on a frame-by-frame basis; segmenting, by the processor, the image data into objects that constitute the scene; detecting, by the processor, which of the objects remain static from frame to frame, remaining ones of the objects being dynamic; filtering, by the processor, the set of voxels to remove those of the voxels corresponding to the static objects, to produce a dynamic subset of the voxels; and outputting, by the processor to a display device, those of the voxels corresponding to the dynamic objects (such as the dynamic subset) and not to the static objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sridhar Uyyala, Bradley A. Jackson, Ignacio J. Alvarez, Deepak S. Vembar
  • Patent number: 10765938
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to the de-interleaving of captured game data for the creation of separate video data and statistical metadata repositories. In some aspects, a process of the disclosed technology includes steps for capturing gameplay data based on live gameplay in a game environment, the gameplay data comprising video data and statistical metadata based on player interactions with the game environment, de-interleaving the video data and the statistical metadata, storing the video data to a first database, and storing the statistical metadata to a second database, the first database being different from the second database. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Steven Trombetta, Christopher Thielbar, James Fairbairn, Adil Sherwani
  • Patent number: 10736080
    Abstract: Disclosed is a broadcast signal transmission method. The broadcast signal transmission method comprises the steps of: processing at least one component of a broadcast service on the basis of a delivery protocol; generating service layer signaling (SLS) information including information for discovering and acquiring the at least one component of the broadcast service; generating service list table (SLT) information including bootstrap information for acquiring the SLS information; and performing physical layer processing of the at least one component, the SLS information, and the SLT information on the basis of a physical layer pipe (PLP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungryul Yang, Minsung Kwak, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 10735347
    Abstract: A system and method for managing bandwidth of an upstream communications channel in a communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC
    Inventors: Antoine Boucher, Allan Lodberg
  • Patent number: 10726275
    Abstract: A system for correlating sensor data in a vehicle includes a first sensor disposed on the vehicle to detect a plurality of first objects. A first object identification controller analyzes the first data stream, identifies the first objects, and determines first characteristics associated therewith. A second sensor disposed on the vehicle detects a plurality of second objects. A second object identification controller analyzes the second data stream, identifies the second objects, and determines second characteristics associated therewith. A model generator includes a plausibility voter to generate an environmental model of the objects existing in space around the vehicle. The model generator may use ASIL decomposition to provide a higher ASIL level than that of any of the sensors or object identification controllers alone. Matchings between uncertain objects are accommodated using matching distance probability functions and a distance-probability voter. A method of operation is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Pfeifle, Markus Schupfner, Matthias Schulze
  • Patent number: 10713667
    Abstract: A method to automatically process social media data includes capturing captured data, describing actions and/or context relating a user across multiple social media systems. The captured data is stored within a database. One or more interfaces are provided in order to provide access to the stored captured data. A rules database is configured to store multiple social media rules (e.g., behaviors) that may be associated with a user. A behavior engine is configured to perform autonomous activities, on behalf of a user with respect to multiple social media platforms, based on the social medial rules and/or the captured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Yoav Shoham
  • Patent number: 10681420
    Abstract: A system for delivering digital content on demand in a multiple unit environment includes a server local to the multiple unit environment. The server stores, in its memory, the digital content, and is capable of supporting multiple simultaneous asynchronous accesses to the digital content. A billing system tracks the bill for each unit in the multiple unit environment, based on the accessed digital content. Within each unit that supports access to the digital content, an access system (preferably a set-top box) allows a user to access the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Richard W. Kay, Gregory B. Temkin, Matthew L. Olson, David J. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 10666924
    Abstract: A virtual viewpoint image generation system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on a plurality of captured images obtained by capturing an image capturing target region from a plurality of different directions, and position information relating to a virtual viewpoint position. The system comprises: a plurality of image capturing apparatuses; a daisy-chain-type topology network; an obtainment unit configured to obtain the position information relating to the virtual viewpoint position; and a generation unit configured to generate the virtual viewpoint image based on the position information and the data based on each captured image of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses obtained via the daisy-chain-type topology network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Matsushita, Kiwamu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10630961
    Abstract: A virtual viewpoint image generation system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on a plurality of captured images obtained by capturing an image capturing target region from a plurality of different directions, and position information relating to a virtual viewpoint position. The system comprises: a plurality of image capturing apparatuses; a daisy-chain-type topology network; an obtainment unit configured to obtain the position information relating to the virtual viewpoint position; and a generation unit configured to generate the virtual viewpoint image based on the position information and the data based on each captured image of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses obtained via the daisy-chain-type topology network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Matsushita, Kiwamu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10623788
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including monitoring a video session to determine key performance indicators for cross-layer interactions between a network providing video session video data and user equipment receiving the video session video data, wherein the key performance indicators include a requested quality for a video chunk requested by the user equipment, a transmission control protocol congestion window size that corresponds to the video chunk requested by the user equipment, and an instantaneous radio access network throughput while downloading the video chunk requested by the user equipment, and determining a quality of service for the user equipment during the video session according to a residual length of content in a playback buffer for the user equipment based on the requested quality for the video chunk, the transmission control protocol congestion window size, and the instantaneous radio access network throughput. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajarajan Sivaraj, Zhengye Liu, Jin Wang, Yali Liu
  • Patent number: 10585549
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same. The mobile terminal comprises: a display unit; a memory in which videos are stored; and a control unit which performs control to allow a first video of the videos stored in the memory to be displayed on the display unit, and to allow an indication corresponding to a second video to be displayed on the display unit, wherein the second video is relevant to the first video with respect to at least one of shooting location, shooting time, shooting direction and subject similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chaesung Leem, Seunghoon Lee, Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 10558998
    Abstract: A system for a website building system server, the server having at least one processor and a memory, the system includes: an analyzer and updater to construct a promotional package for a user of the website building system according to at least editing history and/or business intelligence of a website belonging to the user, a channel determiner to determine the best mode of interface to present the promotional package to the user and a marketer to modify the website building system interface for the user according to the best mode of interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Wix.com Ltd.
    Inventors: Orly Amrany, Omri Yunger, Elad Kaisi, Shai Lavie, Itay Shmool
  • Patent number: 10516468
    Abstract: Technologies described herein provide mechanisms for a legacy UE traveling at a high speed (e.g., in a high speed train) to estimate the opposite Doppler shifts separately for different RRHs in an SFN so that the UE can more effectively receive a payload assigned by the SFN. In addition, the present disclosure provides UE signal process mechanisms to improve HST receiver performance such that good demodulation performance can be achieved without significant impacts on UE implementation. The present disclosure provides a specific framework to improve cellular SFN system operation using a combination of an SFN data signal transmissions from different RRHs and orthogonal non-SFN reference signal transmissions from different RRHs. A UE may estimate a propagation channel for each RRH using a reference signal and use this information to improve the demodulation of the combined SFN data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Dae Jung Yoon, Andrey Chervyakov, Shuang Tian, Yang Tang
  • Patent number: 10447416
    Abstract: This data reception apparatus includes a first buffer capable of retaining a received packet at least in units of error correction blocks and a first controller that requests a transmission apparatus to retransmit a lost packet in the error correction block retained in the first buffer and performs processing of recovering the lost packet, and reads, from the first buffer, the error correction block at a point of time at which each of a plurality of particular data correction-allowed times different from each other elapses, performs error correction on each error correction block read at each point of time, and outputs each error correction result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahisa Someya, Kensaku Wakuda
  • Patent number: 10440407
    Abstract: A combined video of a scene may be generated for applications such as virtual reality or augmented reality. In one method, a data store may store video data with a first portion having a first importance metric, and a second portion having a second importance metric, denoting that viewing of the first portion is more likely and/or preferential to viewing of the second portion. The subset may be retrieved and used to generate viewpoint video from a virtual viewpoint corresponding to a viewer's viewpoint. The viewpoint video may be displayed on a display device. One of storing the video data, retrieving the subset, and using the subset to generate the viewpoint video may include, based on the difference between the first and second importance metrics, expediting and/or enhancing performance of the step for the first portion, relative to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alex Song, Derek Pang, Mike Ma, Nikhil Karnad
  • Patent number: 10423836
    Abstract: An information providing system 10 includes an acquiring unit 210 that acquires an image captured by an imaging unit (a camera 100-1, a camera 100-2, and a camera 100-3) via a network, an analyzing unit 220 that analyzes the image to generate at least situation information indicating whether a captured person carries a rain gear, and a display control unit 240 and 320 that displays the situation information on a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10375382
    Abstract: Multiple digital cameras view a large scene, such as a part of a city. Some of the cameras view different parts of that scene, and video feeds from the cameras are processed at a computer to generate a photo-realistic synthetic 3D model of the scene. This enables the scene to be viewed from any viewing angle, including angles that the original, real cameras do not occupy—i.e. as though viewed from a ‘virtual camera’ that can be positioned in any arbitrary position. The 3D model combines both static elements that do not alter in real-time, and also dynamic elements that do alter in real-time or near real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Dmitry Gorilovsky, Aleksey Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 10366430
    Abstract: A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes obtaining an auxiliary product request or an auxiliary service request in conjunction with a vehicle request. The method also includes obtaining image data from an interior of at least one vehicle. The method further includes performing computer vision analysis on the image data, including processing the image data to classify one or more objects within a scene of the interior of the at least one vehicle. The method additionally includes determining, based on the classification, whether the one or more objects satisfy the auxiliary product request or the auxiliary service request within the interior of the at least one vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Regan Blythe Towal
  • Patent number: 10257557
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server, first information provided by a user that identifies a set of people to be monitored. The method includes accessing, at the server, second information associated with a plurality of media streams including a broadcast media stream and a non-broadcast media stream. The second information identifies particular people associated with individual media streams of the plurality of media streams. The method includes generating, at the server, a customized media stream based on a comparison of the first information and the second information. The customized media stream includes media content related to the set of people, where the media content includes at least a portion of the non-broadcast media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen Francis Triano, James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Roque Rios
  • Patent number: 10250900
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for embedding data into a video content. A system includes an encoder, a memory storing the encoder, and a hardware processor configured to execute the encoder from the memory. The hardware processor is configured to execute the encoder from the memory to obtain the data, determine a plurality of pixels in the video content, and embed the data into the video content by inverting the plurality of pixels in the video content according to the data. The system further includes a decoder for decoding the video content to obtain the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Malone
  • Patent number: 10244293
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to allow a user to use a device network by a natural and simple operation by automatically selecting a device for providing a response to a request, the information processing apparatus including: a request acquiring part configured to acquire a request to a system; a response determining part configured to determine a response to the request; a device selecting part configured to select, on the basis of at least an attribute of the response, a device that provides the response among devices included in the system; and a device controller configured to perform control that causes the selected device to provide the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Watanabe, Motoki Tsunokawa
  • Patent number: 10178361
    Abstract: To achieve an image pickup element that can utilize polarized light as well as non-polarized light to image or capture an object, an image pickup element is provided to an imaging apparatus that forms an image of an object to be imaged onto a light-receiving surface of an image sensor, acquires a polarized filter image together with a regular luminance image, and executes image processing on the acquired images. The image pickup element includes, on a light-receiving surface LRS of the image sensor IMS, a polarizing filter PFL including at least two kinds of pixels having different transmission and polarization properties from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Izumi Itoh, Masayuki Fujishima, Sukehiro Kimura, Hiroyoshi Sekiguchi, Yuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10165336
    Abstract: A method of processing additional information related to an announced service or content in a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and the broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of providing a Non-Real Time (NRT) service in a broadcasting receiver includes receiving a service map table (SMT) and a first descriptor through a service signaling channel, identifying an image identifier and an image type of an image for an NRT service based upon the first descriptor, receiving the image via a flute session and displaying the image when corresponding service is played, wherein the image is logo or icon data for the NRT service. The method may further include connecting a service signaling channel, parsing the received SMT and the first descriptor, determining whether a service is the NRT service based upon the parsed SMT and storing the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Jaehyung Song, Min Sung Kwak, Joon Hui Lee, In Hwan Choi, Chul Soo Lee, Pil Sup Shin
  • Patent number: 10158884
    Abstract: A device for encoding video data includes a memory configured to store video data and a video encoder comprising one or more processors configured to, for a current layer being encoded, determine that the current layer has no direct reference layers, based on determining that the current layer has no direct reference layers, set at least one of a first syntax element, a second syntax element, a third syntax element, or a fourth syntax element to a disabling value indicating that a coding tool corresponding to the syntax element is disabled for the current layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Li Zhang, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10116480
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of transmitting a broadcasting signal. The method comprises formatting input streams into at least one data transmission channel, encoding data corresponding to each of data transmission channel carrying service data or service component data, building at least one signal frame comprising the encoded data, modulating the at least one signal frame by an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) scheme, and transmitting a broadcasting signal comprising the at least one modulated signal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongseob Baek, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10110943
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for flexible output of streaming media. An embodiment operates by receiving, at a media server, media over a network. Output media, corresponding to the received media, is streamed to a display device. The output media includes a video component and an audio component. A command is received. Responsive to the command, the streaming of the video component to the display device is discontinued. A streaming of the video component is begun to a mobile device at a point in the video component corresponding where the video was discontinued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Garner, Anthony Wood, Gregory S. Gates, Michael Chin-Ming Fu
  • Patent number: 10034063
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for streaming content is disclosed. A streamer (155) detects a cue for a break in a segment of the program content, wherein the cue includes an identification of an advertising provider associated with the break. The streamer sends, to an advertisement server (115), a request for content associated with the advertising provider, and receives, from the advertisement server, an advertisement associated with the advertising provider. Further, the streamer transcodes the advertisement based on configuration information of an additional device (165) to generate formatted content viewable on the additional device. Moreover, the streamer streams the formatted content to the additional device via the local connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Panje, Prasad A G, Azimul Mannan, Krishnan Raghavan
  • Patent number: 10009732
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system that enables mobile and desktop devices to automatically communicate with websites of brick and mortar businesses, which are relevant to a category of interest and proximate to their current or a prospective geographic location. The system and method further enables generation of well-formed websites, media, and multimedia, and to concurrently and automatically demographically and geographically distribute and push the websites and media to nearby and prospectively interested mobile and desktop devices with relevancy-amplified, geotargeted media and multimedia communications, which media are selected by real-time machine-learned, high-probability consumer interest weighting and relevancy functions that are continuously updated in response to monitored consumer actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Deep Rock Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Fredrick Rice, Gage Wyatt Siuniak, Joshua Noel Campbell, Christopher Richard Darby-Zoelle, Nicholas Raymond Riddle, Carmelo John Di Bella, Sandar Thomas Olds, Thomas Allen Stein, II
  • Patent number: 9912708
    Abstract: A closed circuit video communication device includes an input/output configured to receive a streaming video signal on a first dedicated physical communication channel and to send upstream communication on the first dedicated physical communication channel; a video output configured to send the streaming video signal on a second dedicated physical communication channel; and a command input configured to receive commands on a third dedicated physical communication channel and to provide the commands to the input/output for sending as upstream communication on the first dedicated physical communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Divimath, Inc.
    Inventors: Caizhang Zhou, Wanpeng Cao, Chi-Ming Chu
  • Patent number: 9906752
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes: an imaging unit configured to acquire captured image data; and a control unit configured to sequentially display, in response to a first user operation, a predetermined number of captured image data obtained by imaging after a timing at which the first user operation has been performed, in an order starting from the newest imaging time of the captured image data on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Toguchi
  • Patent number: 9872050
    Abstract: A method for a content providing terminal providing at least one technically protected digital content is disclosed. The method includes steps of: (a) the content providing terminal providing the digital content in which information on a public key or pointing information indicating the information on the public key is embedded, wherein the information on the public key or the pointing information indicating the information on the public key is required to make a digital content provider receive digital money; and (b) the content providing terminal supporting a course of removing a state of restriction on the use of the digital content to allow a user terminal which receives the digital content to play the digital content, if the user terminal creates payment information by using the public key and its private key and the created payment information is determined to be true.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Joon Sun Uhr, Jay Wu Hong
  • Patent number: 9847898
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal according to the present invention may comprise the steps of: encoding data pipe (DP) data corresponding to each of a plurality of DPs which transmit at least one service or service component; generating at least one signal frame by mapping the encoded DP data to data symbols; modulating data present in the at least one signal frame by means of an OFDM scheme; and transmitting a broadcast signal including the modulated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chulkyu Mun, Jaehyung Kim, Sungryong Hong, Jongseob Baek, Byounggill Kim, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 9838871
    Abstract: An access control system comprised of access points and a social access control system. The access points can be communication intermediaries for accessing an associated entity. The social access control system can be configured to limit interactions with the access point to mobile devices associated with members of a social access control network as defined by an owner of the access point. The owner can be a member of the social access control network. The mobile device can be required to be within a physical proximity, defined by the owner, of the access point. The mobile devices of members of the social access control network lacking an association with the access point can be unable to perform interactions that affect the entity of the access point when within the physical proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew W. Hartley
  • Patent number: 9836548
    Abstract: A method performed on an electronic device for migrating tags across entities. The migration of the tags is performed following an analysis of one or more personal electronically encoded items associated with a previously created perspective or album associated with the previously created perspective, responsive to a user decision the creation of a new perspective, a new album associated with one of the previously created perspectives, or a new perspective and a new album associated with the new perspective, responsive to a user decision to treat the previously created perspective or album as an individual entity, and association of the previously created perspective or album with the new perspective or new album. The tags are respectively migrated from the new perspective or the new album to the associated previously created perspective or the previously created album and to associated ones of the one or more personal electronically encoded items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Anand Ravindra Oka, Sean Bartholomew Simmons, Christopher Harris Snow, Steven Michael Hanov, Ghasem Naddafzadeh Shirazi
  • Patent number: 9832522
    Abstract: An image display apparatus including a tuner unit configured to receive a broadcast signal; a display unit configured to selectively display a plurality of pieces of broadcast content according to the broadcast signal; a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with a mobile terminal sensed to be positioned within a predetermined range and receive a plurality of pieces of application content from the mobile terminal; and a controller configured to assign channel information to the plurality of pieces of broadcast content and the plurality of pieces of application content from the mobile terminal; and display content on the display unit corresponding to selected channel information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byunghun Lee, Kunsik Lee, Ryunghwa Rhee, Choonkeun Youn
  • Patent number: 9774709
    Abstract: Service discovery and other operations related to enabling devices to announce, discover or otherwise control their services and/or the services offered or available from other devices is contemplated. The service discovery may facilitating service discovery for services sourced from devices inside and outside of a network and/or from devices having incompatible messaging capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Amol Bhagwat, Darshak Thakore, Clarke Stevens
  • Patent number: 9769535
    Abstract: A method of managing bandwidth usage at a customer premises includes receiving a content stream at a set-top box device coupled to a display device. The method also includes receiving a power-off command for the display device. Furthermore, the method includes displaying a prompt on the display device, wherein the prompt comprises an instruction to confirm that the display device is active via a confirmation input. The method further includes directing, responsive to the determining that the confirmation input has not been received, a source device to cease sending the content stream to the set-top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Levine, Dale Malik
  • Patent number: 9767768
    Abstract: A system to facilitate AR processing includes receiving captured media from a user device and context information relating to media that is being delivered to a receiving device. The system may use the media being delivered with the captured media to generate one or more virtual objects. The user device may augment a user's view of reality that is reflected in the captured media by overlaying or otherwise incorporating the virtual objects in the user's view of reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayanan Venkitaraman, Santosh S. Basapur, Shirley A. Chaysinh, Young S. Lee, Hiren M. Mandalia, Van M. Vuong
  • Patent number: 9742605
    Abstract: Mobile Networks using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) and or spread spectrum modulation and demodulation techniques process in mobile devices spread spectrum signals into OFDM signals. A first mobile device receives and demodulates a spread spectrum modulated signal into a baseband spread spectrum signal and processes the baseband spread spectrum signal into a first OFDM signal. The first OFDM signal is transmitted to a second mobile device. In the second mobile device the received first OFDM signal is demodulated and processed into a second OFDM signal. The second OFDM signal is transmitted in the mobile network. Alternatively, the first mobile device receives, instead of a spread spectrum signal a modulated OFDM signal. The mobile device has a motion detector which generates a motion detector signal for control of the mobile device. The mobile device has a heart rate sensor and measures the heart rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Kamilo Feher
  • Patent number: 9686183
    Abstract: A digital object may be routed via a network. Routing of a digital object may be based in part on a requested service, and/or on an ability of an intermediate node to provide the requested service, and/or on a willingness of the intermediate node to provide the requested service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Zarbaña Digital Fund LLC
    Inventors: Shabbir Khan, Alexander Cohen
  • Patent number: 9583147
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, displaying video information comprising: a second screen device obtaining current play position data of a video being played on a primary screen device (e.g., obtaining from the primary screen device an identification of a current play position of the video, or obtaining information to generate an acoustic fingerprint of the video); determining a current play position of the video playing on the primary screen device based upon the current play position data (e.g., identification of the current play position or the acoustic fingerprint); downloading information (e.g., video map, subtitles, moral principles, objectionable content, memorable content, performers, geographical maps, shopping, plot point, item, ratings, and trivia information) over a computer communications network into the memory of the second screen device; and displaying information on the second screen device synchronized with the contemporaneously played video on the primary screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Max Abecassis, Ryan M. Donahue
  • Patent number: 9548765
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus is provided. The transmitting apparatus includes: a frame generator configured to generate a first frame provided for a fixed terminal and a second frame provided for a mobile terminal, the second frame including common service data commonly provided for the fixed terminal and the mobile terminal; an information inserting unit configured to insert access information on the common service data into a signaling area of the first frame; and a transmitter configured to transmit the first and second frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-hee Hwang, Hyun-koo Yang, Hak-ju Lee
  • Patent number: 9489113
    Abstract: A system and method for playback of media content, for example music, video, or other media content. A media device having a media playback application and including a touch-sensitive user interface can be adapted to display a visual array of media options, for example as a grid or list of card elements. Each media option can be associated with one or more media content items that can be streamed to and/or played on the device. The system can determine a selected card element, or media options that are proximate to a selected point or region of the visual array, and play or crossfade media content as appropriate. In accordance with various embodiments, additional features can be provided that improve user interaction, for example the use of audible notifications, media caching, or touch menus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventor: Dariusz Dziuk
  • Patent number: 9424350
    Abstract: A video processing device includes a metadata authoring device, that generates time-coded metadata in response to content recognition data and in accordance with at least one time stamp of a video signal. A metadata association device generates a processed video signal from the video signal, wherein the processed video signal includes the time-coded metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: VIXS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Indra Laksono, John Pomeroy, Sally Jean Daub
  • Patent number: 9374608
    Abstract: A computer implemented advertisement method for matching a user with a computer generated advertisement that is compatible to a users of the methods preferred aesthetic. In one example the method comprises: receiving a profile generated by recording user choices from a field of images displayed to the user; applying a logistics regression model to the image choices to create a baseline aesthetic template used to determine the most appropriate model or actor to be inserted into the background of a still or video advertisement. Any results within a desired confidence level are returned to the user as and advertisement with the appropriate model or actor inserted by means of current and available technology into the ad to be displayed on the user's mobile or video device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher Brian Ovide
  • Patent number: 9369701
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a method and system for remote diagnostics in a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) set-top box network having a head-end unit and a set-top box having diagnostics software. The diagnostics software stored in the set-top box enables the head-end unit to remotely query the set-top box about the current condition of the set-top box and, as a result, reduces the necessity of service calls and/or shipping charges that would otherwise be required. The diagnostics software generates data is response to a set-top box identification request, a software version request, a check television connections request, a check I/O ports request, a check HPNA networking request, a check USB request, a check system ICs request, a check DSL connection request, a check error codes request, a read warranty clock request, a read hours of operation request, and a perform default test request received from the head-end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Ronald Lynn Blair, Stephen Dale Hoskins
  • Patent number: 9332293
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content enables the secure transfer of multimedia content from a digital video recorder (DVR) to a personal computer (PC) and further to a handheld device. A DVR determines which devices on a Local Area Network (LAN) are authorized to share and/or retrieve content from the DVR. The DVR receives a connection request from a PC on the LAN, authorizes the connection request and establishes a secure connection between the DVR and the PC. Once the secure connection is established, the DVR receives a request for multimedia content from the PC, prepares the multimedia content for transfer and transfers the multimedia content to the PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur van Hoff, James Barton