Video Distribution System With Local Interaction Patents (Class 725/135)
  • Patent number: 12040890
    Abstract: A system is provided for generating a live media segment asset. Manifest data and indexed metadata are inserted to a live media segment asset manifest based on an identifier in a received request. The indexed metadata is associated with a media segment from an indexed media content referenced in a first programming schedule. A live media segment asset is generated based on a context parameter and the insertion of the manifest data and the indexed metadata. The indexed media content is referenced by the identifier for the generation of the live media segment asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb, Roland Noll
  • Patent number: 12032904
    Abstract: A method implemented in an electronic device is provided. The method includes determining at least one update of content of at least one application, wherein the at least one update is associated with an activity related to the content accessed by a user, generating at least one statement corresponding to the at least one update of the content of the at least one application in accordance with the activity related to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tarun Jindal, Siba Prasad Samal, Kumar Vikram
  • Patent number: 12015733
    Abstract: A do-not-disturb method and a terminal. The method includes: displaying, by the terminal, an interface of a first application, then, if the interface of the first application includes a media playing window, and the first application is in a media do-not-disturb mode, determining whether any first media playing in the window was triggered by a playing operation of a user. If the playing of the first media in the window was triggered by the playing operation of the user, the method includes playing the corresponding media, and if the playing of the first media in the window was not triggered by the playing operation of the user, the method includes pausing or stopping play of the corresponding media. This method can avoid automatic playing of media, to reduce resource waste, data traffic consumption, a processing load of a mobile phone, and power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanhui Yu, Yuchuan Sun
  • Patent number: 12002219
    Abstract: According to some aspects, methods and systems may include receiving, by a computing device, metadata identifying an event occurring in a video program, and determining an expected motion of objects in the identified event. The methods and systems may further include analyzing motion energy in the video program to identify video frames in which the event occurs, and storing information identifying the video frames in which the event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Schwartz, Jan Neumann, Hans Sayyadi, Stefan Deichmann
  • Patent number: 11997321
    Abstract: A computer-implemented is disclosed. The method includes: receiving media data of a live media stream; obtaining audience reaction data associated with the live media stream; identifying an event-of-interest in the live media stream based on the audience reaction data, wherein a time of the event-of-interest is prior to a time of the audience reaction data; obtaining a segment of at least one of audio data or video data of the live media stream that is associated with the time of the event-of-interest; generating a digital asset incorporating the segment; and providing the digital asset to at least one viewer of the live media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Shopify Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Pollock, John Jong-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 11991418
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing a playback system capable of operating as a virtual or augmented reality device are described. In various embodiment one or more environmental triggers are detected and an action is taken based on the detected trigger, user input and/or other environmental conditions. The methods allow a user who is subject to an immersive experience to smoothly transition in/or out of the virtual environment and respond to environmental triggers which may require a user to take an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: Matt McCarty, Hector Medina, David Cole, Alan Moss
  • Patent number: 11979618
    Abstract: Automated processes, computing systems, computing devices, and other aspects of a data processing system improve reliability in transmitting digital media content over a network using resource constrained hardware. Media content may be received from a media source and used to generate data segments. A reference to a first segment of the media content stored in the buffer is written to a message queue. A computing device switches into copy data mode in response to the number of references in the buffer being greater than or equal to a first threshold value. A second segment of the media content is written directly to the message queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: DISH Network Technologies India Private Limited
    Inventors: Amit Kumar, Gopikumar Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 11968430
    Abstract: An intelligent television system provides an operating system and an application framework for controlling a user interface to handle user input events from a handheld remote control. The remote control includes color keys that are configured for triggering different functions in different application panels displayed on the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Hisense Visual Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 11962835
    Abstract: Techniques are described for synchronizing internet (“over the top”) video streams for simultaneous playback. In particular, techniques are described to improve the performance and accuracy of stream synchronization among participant media player applications playing a same video content item, for example, as part of a “watch party.” The techniques can be further augmented to allow interaction between the users watching the presentation, e.g., by sending messages to other users or by annotating the video presentation with comments, and can be further used to enable “cross device control,” a feature that enables multiple users, or a single user with multiple devices, to control a shared video playback session on another device. For example, two users watching a streaming video on a set-top box connected to a TV in their living room could each use an app on their respective smart phones to pause/play/seek the playback session, providing a more collaborative experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Philo, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Madison, Ginger Wong, Benjamin Paul Clemens, Benjamin Avery Chambers
  • Patent number: 11960446
    Abstract: The described technology is directed towards sending metadata related to a video to a client device, such as events that describe a portion of that video, such as in a hidden stream. In one or more implementations, the enhanced metadata comprises nodes used to build part of a relationship graph. This allows interested clients to switch between the feature playback and interacting with the metadata. Further, searches through the enhanced metadata may be performed to find matching video portions, and summaries or highlights of one or more videos may be assembled by accessing information in the enhanced metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory John Bellingham, William A. McNamara, Brandon C. Furtwangler
  • Patent number: 11907639
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a web user experience improvement for digital magazines. A digital magazine viewing platform is integrated with a digital magazine publishing platform including features that leverage the integration including user interface arrangement based on viewing habits and ripped content that is insertable into draft digital magazine documents. In some embodiments, a machine learning model categorizes magazine styles and present publishing features based on those magazines viewed or subscribed to by a given user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: 21 Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Mario C. Smith
  • Patent number: 11895373
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating notification interfaces based on media broadcast access events are provided. The system can determine, based on one or more attributes of the plurality of historic content streams accessed by a broadcast receiver device, an arrangement of the plurality of content items corresponding to the one or more live events. The system can generate display instructions for the broadcast receiver device that cause the broadcast receiver device to display a notification including the plurality of content items with a broadcast of a live event of the one or more live events according to the arrangement. The system can transmit the display instructions to the broadcast receiver device to cause the broadcast receiver device to display the notification including the plurality of content items with the broadcast of the live event of the one or more live events according to the arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: DK Crown Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Jordan Mendell
  • Patent number: 11880415
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for causing to be provided contextual information for a content item. The system identifies that a subject in a content item is currently being referenced and determines whether consumption of the content item could be enhanced based on the referenced subject. For example, the system identifies a king being discussed by characters in a television series and determines the king was referenced three months ago. The system determines, based on the last time the subject was referenced, whether to provide contextual information about the subject. Using the determined three-month lapse in time since the king was last referenced, the system determines that contextual information about the king should be provided. Accordingly, the system causes to be displayed the contextual information within closed captioning after determining contextual information should be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Aman Puniyani, Ankur Anil Aher, Jagadeswar Reddy Mettupalli
  • Patent number: 11877022
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for methods, computer program products, and systems to improve media playback comprising receiving a variant stream, identifying respective maximum segment durations for a plurality of different types of client devices that will play media content contained in the variant stream, generating, using the variant stream, a respective playlist for each of the plurality of different types of client devices, wherein the respective playlists each contain different maximum segment durations, and delivering the respective playlists to at least one of the plurality of different types of client devices via a distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. May, Jr., Eric R. Klein, William J. Zurat
  • Patent number: 11843476
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for controlling playback and/or recording of media assets at a media device based on the state of a secondary device. Specifically, while displaying a media asset, a media device receives a signal from the secondary device indicating a change of state of the secondary device. The media device displays a notification of the signal, and the user can interact with the notification. If the user interacts with the notification for more than a threshold amount of time, the media device may begin recording the media asset. Once the user has finished interacting with the notification, the media device may stop recording and the user can see content that they may have missed by reviewing the recorded portion of the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Matthews
  • Patent number: 11836838
    Abstract: A method of animating a digital character according to facial expressions of a user, comprising the steps of, (a) obtaining a 2D image and 3D depth map of the face of the user, (b) determining expression parameters for a user expression model so that a facial expression of the user-specific expression model represents the face of the user shown in the 2D image and 3D depth map (c) using the expression parameters and an animation prior to determine animation parameters usable to animate a digital character, wherein the animation prior is a sequence of animation parameters which represent predefined animations of a digital character (d) using the animation parameters to animate a digital character so that the digital character mimics the face of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thibaut Weise, Sofien Bouaziz, Hao Li, Mark Pauly
  • Patent number: 11818435
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments generating video on demand (VOD) using network digital video recording (NDVR). A method includes receiving a video on demand (VOD) request for generating a VOD package of a video broadcast prior to a broadcast. The method further includes retrieving electronic program guide (EPG) metadata related to the video broadcast. The method further includes sending a digital video recording (DVR) request to a network digital video recording (NDVR) system to record the video broadcast. The method further includes obtaining a video recording of the video broadcast generated by the NDVR system. The method further includes generating a VOD package of the video broadcast, the VOD package including the video recording, and VOD metadata of the video recording. The method further includes sending the VOD package of the video broadcast toward a VOD system to distribute the VOD package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Meissner, Kiran Ganuthula
  • Patent number: 11812103
    Abstract: When a device is playing out a first media stream, the device determines a target time for beginning playout of a second media stream in place of the first media stream. The device then starts a stream-transition process that is expected to take anywhere from a minimum expected transition duration to a maximum expected transition duration, and the device starts the transition process in advance of the determined target time by the maximum expected transition duration, to help ensure timely starting of playout of the second media stream. Further, for an uncertainty period that extends from the minimum expected transition duration after the starting to the maximum expected transition duration after the starting, the device generates and plays a sequence of transition frames to help mask transition from the first media stream to the second media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Chung Won Seo, Seunghyeong Lee
  • Patent number: 11783382
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to generating and correlating metadata with a content item are disclosed. For example, a computing device may generate one or more timestamp indicators to be associated with a content item. Each timestamp indicator may be correlated to metadata and may be associated with a time point or time interval in a duration of the content item. A requesting device may generate a request for metadata that may comprise an identifier of a timestamp indicator. The request may be generated, for example, based on determining a user of the device is requesting display of an interactive application. Upon receiving a metadata request comprising an identifier of a timestamp indicator, a computing device may transmit metadata correlated to the timestamp indicator to the requesting device or to another user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Pritesh Patel, Robert Dandrea
  • Patent number: 11785388
    Abstract: In embodiments of an audio control module (318), audio data (310) is received from an audio data source (314) for output to an audio rendering device (316). An initialization input (326) can be received from a wireless audio headset (320) and, responsive to receiving the initialization input, the audio data (328) is communicated to the audio headset. The audio that would be generated from the audio data (322) at the audio rendering device (316) is also limited, such as by replacing the audio data (322) with null audio data, clearing audio data packets from the audio data (322), or by asserting a mute signal (336) to the audio rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Ramy S. Ayoub, Brian J. Sibilsky
  • Patent number: 11778257
    Abstract: Systems, devices and automated process allow automatic replacement of advertisements or other content in previously-broadcast television programs. A content management system or the like operating on a digital network receives indicia from playback devices that have encountered identified advertisements that are stored in digital video recorders or that are otherwise contained within previously-broadcast television programs. The encounters are recorded in a database for subsequent analysis. If desired, the previously-broadcast advertisements may be replaced with more relevant or engaging advertisements prior to playback to the viewer, thereby allowing a fresher, more relevant and more engaging experience for the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Sling TV L.L.C.
    Inventor: R. Drew Major
  • Patent number: 11776536
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present technical solution enable a multi-modal interface for voice-based devices, such as digital assistants. The solution can enable a user to interact with video and other content through a touch interface and through voice commands. In addition to inputs such as stop and play, the present solution can also automatically generate annotations for displayed video files. From the annotations, the solution can identify one or more break points that are associated with different scenes, video portions, or how-to steps in the video. The digital assistant can receive input audio signal and parse the input audio signal to identify semantic entities within the input audio signal. The digital assistant can map the identified semantic entities to the annotations to select a portion of the video that corresponds to the users request in the input audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Masoud Loghmani, Anshul Kothari, Ananth Devulapalli
  • Patent number: 11765428
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for real time dynamic responsive/adapting/adjusting video in real-time to required/defined display size. The method comrading the steps of: Identifying size requirements Receiving/uploading instructions/policy for changing/adapting the video based on required display size; Changing/cropping video based on pre-defined rules or dynamic rules when changing display size requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: IDOMOO LTD
    Inventor: Danny Kalish
  • Patent number: 11762247
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a display panel which allows a curvature portion thereof to be narrowed near a terminal portion even when circuit blocks are arranged in the curvature portion. For a data line in the form of a polyline consisting of a plurality of short straight line segments in a first curvature portion 12a of a display panel 10, as the distance from a terminal portion 16 increases, the slant angle of each straight line segment increases, the number of data lines d decreases, and hence the width of a data line area decreases. Accordingly, the number of unit circuit blocks 70 in a parallel circuit block 80 disposed in a circuit area can be increased by widening the circuit area in proportion to the decrease in the width of the data line area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Yamada, Makoto Yokoyama, Naoki Ueda
  • Patent number: 11755607
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting content based on a generic rating are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Joon-Hee Jeon, Michael Kleinerman, Sungsoo Lim, Sun-Gi Hong, Jae Won Seo
  • Patent number: 11741979
    Abstract: Audio content may be played on multiple audio-enabled devices via a voice command issued by a user. The voice command is received at a first audio-enabled device and processed, via speech recognition, to identify the audio content to be played and the target devices on which the audio content is to be played. In addition, the voice command can also indicate the time periods associated with the audio playback to provide synchronized playback. Device set information can be used to determine if the first audio-enabled device shares audio functionality with the target devices. If shared functionality is confirmed, one or more commands are sent to the respective target devices to instruct the corresponding playback of the audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Albert M. Scalise, Tony David
  • Patent number: 11736730
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for processing video. Encoded video data may be determined from uncompressed video data. A chrominance component for a portion of the encoded video data may be determined that references another portion of the encoded video data. A luma component of the portion of the encoded video data may be determined to correspond with the luma component of the corresponding portion of the uncompressed video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Bay, David Leach
  • Patent number: 11729238
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program of upspeeding a media stream transmitted over a communication link from a sender device to a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Pexip AS
    Inventors: Håvard Graff, Tulio Beloqui
  • Patent number: 11711231
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses for providing synchronous supplemental experiences are presented. According to one or more aspects, a video signal may be transmitted to a display device, and a sync signal may be transmitted to at least one other device. The sync signal may include an identifier of a program currently being displayed and a time value indicating a current point in time of the program. In at least one arrangement, the sync signal may cause the at least one other device to access content synchronization data; determine, based on the content synchronization data, that at least one supplemental experience corresponds to the identifier of the program and the time value; and present the at least one supplemental experience to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Currier
  • Patent number: 11700426
    Abstract: A method and a system for receiving a user's selection of a content, retrieving data about the content, tracking content consumption, launching a reactive module based on input from the user, registering a timestamped response of the user, the response comprising a graphic symbol is provided. The method may be further comprise receiving content-retrieving information from a second user, searching contents to identify a candidate for the second user's consumption, receiving a selection of a content from the candidate, tracking a position of the content that is selected and being consumed by the second user, launching the reactive module on a second client device based on input from the second user. The virtual platform provides an electronic venue of dynamic communications for content consumers, where users experience pseudo-realtime interactions by seeing the virtual platform's reconstruction of other users' responses that shows reacting users' emotional status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: FIREFLY 14, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Williams
  • Patent number: 11695979
    Abstract: The present application discloses techniques of implementing multi-screen display of interactive data. The techniques comprise receiving an interaction request from another computing device; establishing an interactive data connection channel with the other computing device according to the interaction request; receiving interactive data for the other computing device through the interactive data connection channel; determining a plurality of types of interactive data and corresponding interactive instructions included in the interactive data by analyzing field data in a data format of the interactive data based on a predetermined data format table; and performing display of the plurality of types of interactive data based on the corresponding interactive instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HODE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunyu Long, Hao Wang, Yaoqi Zhang, Zhihui Yang, Menghui Wang, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 11687212
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments are directed to a streamlined computer device and a graphical user interface that organizes interface elements into views of computer content for presentation to a user. Various views of digital media content permits users to easily and efficiently access various digital media content. Different views are used to provide an interface that is responsive to configurations of the device and responsive to activity being performed by the user. Aspects include permitting the user to maintain and manage digital media content libraries. According to some embodiments, the libraries comprise user digital media content and references digital media content. Functionality provided to a user can be tailored to the type of content displayed, accessed and/or managed. According to various aspects, methods and systems are provided for accessing and managing digital media libraries on a streamlined computing device with a plurality selectable I/O profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington, Matthew David Day, Noah Bruce Guyot, Daniel Kuo, Jenea Boshart Hayes, Aaron Tang, David Livingstone Fore, John Chuang, Chris Bambacus, Yves Behar, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Hibmacronan, Naoya Edahiro, Donald Francis Fischer, Christian Marc Schmidt, Lisa Strausfeld, Marc Gallucci, Eric Sutton, Samuel Wallace Webber, Christine Meahan, Phillip Henson
  • Patent number: 11688140
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a user-navigable, three-dimensional (3-D) virtual room-based user interface for a home automation system is provided. Each user-navigable 3-D virtual room shows a substantially photo-realistic depiction of a corresponding physical room of the structure, including substantially photo-realistic depictions of boundaries of the physical room, furnishings present in the physical room, and devices present in the physical room that are under the control of the home automation system. A user may use explicit navigation commands or implicit actions to navigate within the user-navigable 3-D virtual room, moving a virtual camera in 3-D space to view the virtual room from different perspectives. By interacting with (e.g., touching, clicking on, etc.) substantially photorealistic depictions of the devices within the user-navigable 3-D virtual room, a user may is indicate changes to the state of corresponding devices in the physical room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Savant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Madonna, Maxwell R. Madonna, David W. Tatzel, Michael A. Molta, Timothy Kallman
  • Patent number: 11677711
    Abstract: Systems and methods are herein disclosed for displaying a smart preview of video content. A first claimed embodiment includes receiving video content. A system can then detect an event taking place during the video content having an event time. The system can then receive a request to display a preview of the video content. The system can then display the preview of the video content beginning at the event time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Michael Gross
  • Patent number: 11676382
    Abstract: A distributed systems and methods for generating composite media including receiving a media context that defines media that is to be generated, the media context including: a definition of a sequence of media segment specifications and, an identification of a set of remote devices. For each media segment specification, a reference segment may be generated and transmitted to at least one remote device. A media segment may be received from each of the remote device, the media segment having been recorded by a camera. Verified media sequences may replace the corresponding reference segment. The media segments may be aggregated and an updated sequence of media segments may be defined. An instance of the media context that includes a subset of the updated sequence of media segments may then be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Philip Martin Meier
  • Patent number: 11678003
    Abstract: A system includes a primary playback system and a secondary playback system. The primary playback system plays back selected content. The secondary playback system monitors progress of the primary playback system playing back the content. Based on detected progress, the secondary playback system synchronizes playback of supplemental media (such as descriptive audio, closed caption text, etc.) associated with the content on a secondary playback system operated by a user. In response to detecting a scheduled advertisement window during playback of the content on the primary playback system, the secondary playback system discontinues playback of the supplemental media associated with the content on the secondary playback system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: John Sweet, Horatio Derrick Kipchoge Boothe, Cristian G. Vyhmeister
  • Patent number: 11638064
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system includes a verification server that handles dynamic verification of playback of media assets on a client device. The client device receives an asset stream of media assets that comprises one or more tags embedded in the media assets. The client device detects an asset identifier associated with each of the media assets during playback of each media asset on the client device, based on identification of a tag of the one or more tags. The verification server verifies the playback of the media assets on the client device based on received support information from the client device. The playback of the media assets are verified to satisfy defined asset delivery criteria and to identify and debug a deviation or one or more errors with the playback of the media assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11627345
    Abstract: Automated processes, computing systems, computing devices, and other aspects of a data processing system improve reliability in transmitting digital media content over a network using resource constrained hardware. Media content may be received from a media source and used to generate data segments. An address may be written to a message queue, with the address referencing a first segment of the media content stored in the buffer. A computing device may check whether a number of addresses stored in a message queue is greater than or equal to a first threshold value. A second segment of the media content may be written to the message queue in response to the number of addresses stored in the message queue being greater than or equal to the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Amit Kumar, Gopikumar Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 11606611
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system includes a verification server that handles dynamic verification of playback of media assets on a client device. The client device receives an asset stream of media assets that comprises one or more tags embedded in the media assets. The client device detects an asset identifier associated with each of the media assets during playback of each media asset on the client device, based on identification of a tag of the one or more tags. The verification server verifies the playback of the media assets on the client device based on received support information from the client device. The playback of the media assets are verified to satisfy defined asset delivery criteria and to identify and debug a deviation or one or more errors with the playback of the media assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11599574
    Abstract: A method for processing video data is performed by a data processing unit (DPU). The method includes obtaining, by the DPU, video data; processing the video data to obtain video data chunks and video processing engine outcomes; generating compliance metadata based on the video data chunks and the video processing engine outcomes; associating the compliance metadata with the video data chunks; and storing the compliance metadata and the video data chunks in appropriate storages based on the compliance metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Dharmesh M. Patel, Ravikanth Chaganti
  • Patent number: 11580290
    Abstract: A text description generating method and device, a mobile terminal and a storage medium. The method of the embodiments of the present disclosure includes: obtaining the video content; performing text recognition according to the video content to obtain first text information, and displaying the first text information; and/or, generating second text information in response to user input operation on the video content, and displaying the second text information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Dajia Internet Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Shu, Ke Fang
  • Patent number: 11575966
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system includes a verification server that handles dynamic verification of playback of media assets on a client device. The client device receives an asset stream of media assets that comprises one or more tags embedded in the media assets. The client device detects an asset identifier associated with each of the media assets during playback of each media asset on the client device, based on identification of a tag of the one or more tags. The verification server verifies the playback of the media assets on the client device based on received support information from the client device. The playback of the media assets are verified to satisfy defined asset delivery criteria and to identify and debug a deviation or one or more errors with the playback of the media assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11558354
    Abstract: Techniques are described to provide efficient protection for a virtual private network. In one example, a method is provided that includes obtaining a packet at a first network entity; determining that the packet is a packet type of an authentication type; determining whether authentication content for the packet matches known good criteria for the packet type of the authentication type; based on determining that the authentication content for the packet does not match the known good criteria, performing at least one of dropping the packet and generating an alarm; and based on determining that the authentication content for the packet does match the known good criteria, processing the packet at the first network entity or forwarding the packet toward a second network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Mestery, Graham Bartlett
  • Patent number: 11546400
    Abstract: A system is provided for generating a live media segment asset. A first programming schedule that references one or more pre-encoded media assets and/or one or more live input streams is published. A request that comprises one or more identifiers is received. Based on the one or more identifiers in the received request, manifest data and indexed metadata associated with one or more media segments from at least an indexed media content is inserted to a live media segment asset manifest. The indexed media content comprises the one or more pre-encoded media assets and/or one or more live input streams. Accordingly, based on the insertion of the manifest data and indexed metadata associated with the one or more media segments stream from at least the indexed media content referenced in the first programming schedule, and one or more context parameters, the live media segment asset is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb, Roland Noll
  • Patent number: 11516271
    Abstract: A system is provided for generating a live media segment asset. A first programming schedule that references one or more pre-encoded media assets and/or one or more live input streams is published. A request that comprises one or more identifiers is received. Based on the one or more identifiers in the received request, manifest data and indexed metadata associated with one or more media segments from at least an indexed media content is inserted to a live media segment asset manifest. The indexed media content comprises the one or more pre-encoded media assets and/or one or more live input streams. Accordingly, based on the insertion of the manifest data and indexed metadata associated with the one or more media segments stream from at least the indexed media content referenced in the first programming schedule, and one or more context parameters, the live media segment asset is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb, Roland Noll
  • Patent number: 11509832
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a low light surveillance system with dual video streams are described. A video camera may include an image sensor and an infrared blocking filter. Responsive to detecting low light conditions, the infrared blocking filter may be disabled and the full spectrum video data from the camera may be sent in one video stream that is processed for user display, such as rendering in gray scale, and another video stream that is used for analytics processing, such as event detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaomin Xiong, Pritam Das, Ramy Ayad
  • Patent number: 11509947
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a system and methods for generating geographical models, determining geographical locations of set-top boxes using the geographical models, and modifying behavior of the set-top boxes based on their geographical locations. The set-top boxes determine their own geographical locations, regardless of whether the set-top boxes are capable of transmitting data to a content provider or include specialized equipment, such as a global positioning system, for determining geographical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher Day, Rima Shah
  • Patent number: 11501802
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for creating non-interactive, linear video from video segments in a video tree. Selectably presentable video segments are stored in a memory, with each segment representing a predefined portion of one or more paths in a traversable video tree. A linear, non-interactive video is automatically created from the selectably presentable video segments by traversing at least a portion of a first path in the video tree and, upon completion, is provided to a viewer for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 LTD
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Yuval Hofshy
  • Patent number: 11483496
    Abstract: A system and method of synchronizing auxiliary content to a video stream is disclosed that uses a block of bit-vectors linked to a target frame in a video steam. The block of bit-vectors consists of a multi-frame sequence of image bit-vectors. The video stream and block of bit-vectors are transmitted to an end user device that uses the bit-vector block to uniquely identify the target frame. The target frame is used to synchronize auxiliary content to the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Oran Gilad, Samuel Chenillo, Oren Steinfeld
  • Patent number: RE49394
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for processing messages intended to allow the access to conditional access content and to a security module arranged for implementing this method. The method comprises the steps of receiving by a security module comprising at least one decryption module, a plurality of messages, these messages belonging to at least two different categories; assigning a different priority level to messages from each different category, one of said priority level being defined as high and another priority level, lower that the high priority level, being defined as the standard priority level; associating a value to the messages to which the standard priority level has been assigned; assigning at least one threshold value for the value associated with messages having a standard priority level; and comparing between the threshold value for a determined message and the value associated with said message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: NAGRASTAR L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jean Keomany, Daniel Golaz, Philippe Mazeau, Jean-Luc Bussy, Sébastien Erard, William Michael Beals, John D. Hamrick, Jr.