Teletext Patents (Class 725/137)
  • Patent number: 10595067
    Abstract: A method for providing a video to a viewer terminal through a communication network includes: receiving, by a communication unit, an original video signal including information of an original video; generating, by a controller, a delayed video signal including information of a delayed video in which the original video is delayed by a first time period; transmitting, by the communication unit, the original video signal to a subtitler terminal; receiving, by the communication unit from the subtitler terminal, a subtitle signal including information of subtitles with respect to the original video and a subtitle delay signal including information for delaying a display of the subtitles; generating, by the controller, a display timing signal indicating a timing of displaying the subtitles on the delayed video, based on the subtitle delay signal; transmitting, by the communication unit, the delayed video signal to a viewer terminal; and transmitting, by the communication unit, the display timing signal and the subt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: NAVER Business Platform Corporation, NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Gi Joong Kim, Eun Sun Shin, Ha Neul Lee, Wan Jong Suh, Jung Doo Park, Ki Young Park, Min Hee Choi, Yoo Sub Song
  • Patent number: 10587931
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (100), a video system, a method and a corresponding computer program and a computer readable medium for managing a personal channel (210) of a user (200). The apparatus (100) is configured to control a search engine (300) with a specified search string (132) that the apparatus (100) has generated by combining a predefined search string (122) and a metadata piece (214). Thereby, the apparatus (100) retrieves a non-linear content (314) item being similar to a specific linear content item being referenced by the metadata piece and causes a recommendation (152) to the user (200) to add the retrieved non-linear content item to his personal channel (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUNKE DIGITAL TV GUIDE GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Mauro Barbieri, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk
  • Patent number: 10506296
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes providing, by a server, media content to a set top box; the media content includes an advertisement and a closed captioning line and the set top box is associated with a display device. The method also includes facilitating access to a shopping application for download at a communication device separate from the set top box, and inserting into the closed captioning line an identifier of a commerce event. The method further includes transmitting to the set top box a message for presentation on the closed captioning line on the display device, receiving a request to provide information regarding an advertised product to the communication device, and transmitting to the communication device the information regarding the advertised product. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony Bonvolanta, Roland Noll, Scott Alan Pettit
  • Patent number: 10462415
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for generating a video clip and associated closed-captioning (CC) data. An example method involves accessing a first video clip demarcated into frames; accessing CC data demarcated into CC blocks, identifying a starting frame from among the frames; determining a first set of frames that are within a range of the starting frame; determining a first set of CC blocks that correlate to the first set of frames; receiving a selection of a starting position from among the first set of CC blocks; identifying an ending frame among the frames; using the ending frame to identify an ending position; and generating a second video clip and associated CC data, wherein the second video clip includes the frames spanning from the starting frame to the ending frame, and wherein the generated CC data includes the CC blocks spanning from the starting position to the ending position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hank J. Hundemer, Dana A. Lasher
  • Patent number: 10237591
    Abstract: The present invention presents a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal, according to the present invention, presents a system capable of supporting a next-generation broadcast service in an environment supporting next-generation hybrid broadcasting using a terrestrial broadcast network and an Internet network. In addition, presented is an efficient signaling method capable of covering both the terrestrial broadcast network and the Internet network in the environment supporting the next-generation hybrid broadcasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soojin Hwang, Jongyeul Suh, Sejin Oh, Hyunmook Oh
  • Patent number: 10178439
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, apparatus, and system for processing subtitle data. The method includes dividing subtitle data into multiple subtitle groups according to subtitle data display time information related to a played object, wherein a subtitle group comprises at least one subtitle data entry, and wherein a subtitle data entry comprises subtitle content, a subtitle display time in relation to the played object, and a speed of subtitle motion, selecting a piece of subtitle data from a subtitle group according to the display time information of the played object, and causing the selected piece of subtitle data to be displayed on a track such that the selected piece of subtitle data does not overlap with or pass another piece of subtitle data displayed on the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Yacheng Liu
  • Patent number: 9992284
    Abstract: A server-client system or architecture that allows datacast applications to reliably transport data objects from a network server over a unidirectional packet network (“datacast network”) to one or more clients, each of which may be listening to the packet stream at different times. The invention allows the clients to listen intermittently to the datacast, yet still receive all of the data objects published by the server in a timely manner, and in a way that is more optimal in terms of client resource use. This ensures that listening clients can receive a complete set of the data objects broadcast while being able to conserve client processing and power resources by not requiring continuous listening by the client to the datacast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Mataga, Igor Slepchin
  • Patent number: 9838644
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for generating a video clip and associated closed-captioning (CC) data. An example method involves accessing a first video clip demarcated into frames; accessing CC data demarcated into CC blocks, identifying a starting frame from among the frames; determining a first set of frames that are within a range of the starting frame; determining a first set of CC blocks that correlate to the first set of frames; receiving a selection of a starting position from among the first set of CC blocks; identifying an ending frame among the frames; using the ending frame to identify an ending position; and generating a second video clip and associated CC data, wherein the second video clip includes the frames spanning from the starting frame to the ending frame, and wherein the generated CC data includes the CC blocks spanning from the starting position to the ending position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hank J. Hundemer, Dana A. Lasher
  • Patent number: 9357277
    Abstract: A URL personalization system allowing a television service provider to dynamically associate multiple URLs with the video content item being viewed by the customer is provided. The associated URLs point to additional content that may be of interest to different customer demographics. A generic URL linking to the associated URLs may be inserted into the video content item. The system may personalize the generic URL by replacing or modifying the generic URL with a personalized URL based on information specific to the customer viewing the content before streaming the content or when additional content is requested. The customer is redirected to the personalized URL to obtain the additional content. This allows the television service provider to send a single video content item to all customers or large groups of customers while providing individual customers with an enhanced interactive television viewing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa, Eric S. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9277199
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for generating a video clip and associated closed-captioning (CC) data. An example method involves accessing a first video clip demarcated into frames; accessing CC data demarcated into CC blocks, identifying a starting frame from among the frames; determining a first set of frames that are within a range of the starting frame; determining a first set of CC blocks that correlate to the first set of frames; receiving a selection of a starting position from among the first set of CC blocks; identifying an ending frame among the frames; using the ending frame to identify an ending position; and generating a second video clip and associated CC data, wherein the second video clip includes the frames spanning from the starting frame to the ending frame, and wherein the generated CC data includes the CC blocks spanning from the starting position to the ending position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hank J. Hundemer, Dana A. Lasher
  • Patent number: 9219935
    Abstract: A display apparatus, an external peripheral device connectable thereto and an image displaying method. The display apparatus includes a video receiver which receives a video signal; a display unit which displays an image; and a peripheral device connector which includes a first port to transmit and receive a video signal and a second port to receive a video signal, both of which are connected to the external peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Je-ik Kim
  • Patent number: 9043859
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 9021536
    Abstract: A system and process is provided in which original video or dialog content is securely received from the content owner. Subtitle language data is derived, translated, stored and served on a separate database for synchronous playback with the content in video streaming, downloading or online TV following the activation of an option by the end user through a media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Stream Translations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard E. Greenberg, Bente Cecilie Ottersen, Randi Næs
  • Patent number: 9009774
    Abstract: A method of processing a broadcast signal including an interactive broadcast service at a transmitter is disclosed. The method comprises generating an parameter table containing metadata about applications and interactive broadcast events targeted to the applications, dividing the parameter table into a plurality of parameter blocks, inserting each of the parameter blocks into each of a plurality of parameter table sections, generating a trigger which is a signaling element to identify signaling and establish timing of playout of the interactive broadcast events, inserting the trigger into a closed caption channel of the broadcast signal, transmitting the broadcast signal including the closed caption channel and a specific channel carrying the plurality of parameter table sections, wherein the trigger includes location information specifying a location of the parameter table in the broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyungho Kim, Gomer Thomas, Seungjoo An, Jinpil Kim, Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 8941779
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums for providing and/or processing non-closed caption data. The reception apparatus includes a receiver, a parser, and a processor. The receiver receives closed caption service data. The closed caption service data includes closed caption data within a first service block having a service number in the range of 1-6, and non-closed caption data within a second service block having a different service number in the range of 1-6. The closed caption data includes closed caption text. The parser parses the non-closed caption data within the second service block having the different service number in the range of 1-6. The processor performs a function based on the parsed non-closed caption data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Eyer
  • Publication number: 20140351877
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums for providing and/or processing service usage reporting data. The reception apparatus includes a receiver, a parser, and a processor. The receiver receives closed caption service data. The closed caption service data includes closed caption data within a first service block having a service number in the range of 1-6, and the service usage reporting data within a second service block having a different service number in the range of 1-6. The closed caption data includes closed caption text. The parser parses the service usage reporting data within the second service block having the different service number in the range of 1-6. The processor provides service-usage information to a service-usage reporting server (SURS) based on the service usage reporting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mark EYER
  • Patent number: 8881221
    Abstract: A method of processing a broadcast signal including an interactive broadcast service at a transmitter is disclosed. The method comprises generating an parameter table containing metadata about applications and interactive broadcast events targeted to the applications, dividing the parameter table into a plurality of parameter blocks, inserting each of the parameter blocks into each of a plurality of parameter table sections, generating a trigger which is a signaling element to identify signaling and establish timing of playout of the interactive broadcast events, inserting the trigger into a closed caption channel of the broadcast signal, transmitting the broadcast signal including the closed caption channel and a specific channel carrying the plurality of parameter table sections, wherein the trigger includes location information specifying a location of the parameter table in the broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyungho Kim, Gomer Thomas, Seungjoo An, Jinpil Kim, Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Publication number: 20140310762
    Abstract: There is provided a receiving device including a receiving unit configured to receive a stream of a content to be distributed live, an analysis unit configured to analyze fragmented text information corresponding to subtitle data included in the received stream, and a control unit configured to control display of first text information so as to allow the display to be continued when second text information out of the text information is displayed based on a result of the analysis, the second text information being started to be displayed temporally after the first text information is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Dewa
  • Patent number: 8863209
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that enable the use of a multi-service endpoint device to integrate features and functions of voice and/or data services with IPTV service through a TV console are disclosed. For example, the method connects a multi-service endpoint device (MSED) to a plurality of networks, where at least one of the plurality of networks provides a voice service, and where at least one of the plurality of networks provides an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service. The method then integrates the voice service with the IPTV service using the MSED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Joseph Sommer
  • Patent number: 8863220
    Abstract: A method for rendering text onto moving image content. The method comprises receiving a request to translate dialog associated with moving image content, transmitting an interface, transmitting a time-stamped transcription, and receiving a translation of the dialog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dotsub Inc.
    Inventor: Thor Sigvaldason
  • Patent number: 8843988
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 8839338
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums for providing and/or processing service usage reporting data. The reception apparatus includes a receiver, a parser, and a processor. The receiver receives closed caption service data. The closed caption service data includes closed caption data within a first service block having a service number in the range of 1-6, and the service usage reporting data within a second service block having a different service number in the range of 1-6. The closed caption data includes closed caption text. The parser parses the service usage reporting data within the second service block having the different service number in the range of 1-6. The processor provides service-usage information to a service-usage reporting server (SURS) based on the service usage reporting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Eyer
  • Patent number: 8832730
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, receive television broadcast data for a plurality of television channels including caption data that includes text that corresponds to audio content of programming portions and advertising portions, and frame data defining video frames; identify as repeated caption data caption data that has been received at least a threshold number of times and received over at least a threshold number of channels; identify, from the repeated caption data, portions of broadcast data that correspond to the repeated caption data; select video frames from the portions; provide the selected video frames to a video processing system that identifies objects in the video frames and receiving from the video processing system the objects; and for at least one object, associate the object with the repeated caption data that corresponds to the video frame from which the object was identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 8826334
    Abstract: A television receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive a broadcasting program, a program information obtaining unit configured to obtain program information about the broadcasting program, a language setting unit configured to set a language used to display an Electronic Program Guide (EPG), a selection unit configured to select a program to be broadcasted in a language set by the language setting unit using the program information, and a program guide generating unit configured to generate the EPG using the program information, wherein the program guide generating unit is configured to generate the EPG that displays and identifies a program selected by the selection unit while not displaying a program that is not selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuya Nakano
  • Patent number: 8817188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic adjustment of text in a video are described. At least one embodiment includes a system for automatic adjustment of text in a video on a display comprising a ratio detector configured to detect an original aspect ratio of the video, an edge locator configured to identify edges of the video based on the original aspect ratio detected, wherein regions between the edges of the video and edges of the display define unused regions, a size assessment module configured to determine size of the text, wherein the size assessment module determines the size of the text by examining at least one of light portions within the text and a bounding rectangle which surrounds the text. The system further comprises a text adjuster configured to move the text to the unused region above or below the video, wherein the text adjuster further aligns the text to at least one of the edges of the video and the edges of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Cyberlink Corp
    Inventors: Chen-Yan Yang, Yu Chung Lee
  • Patent number: 8813164
    Abstract: An example apparatus that processes DTVCC data has a demultiplexer that extracts DTVCC data packets from an DTV signal. A parser receives the DTVCC data packets and parses the data packets by: passing normal DTVCC data to a CC decoder; detecting ancillary data in the DTVCC data packets; and separating the ancillary data from the DTVCC data for output to an ancillary data process. An example apparatus that processes DTVCC data has an ancillary data packager that packages data ancillary to DTV data for insertion into the DTVCC data packets. A DTVCC data packager receives CC data from a CC data source into DTVCC data packets and packages the ancillary data together with the DTVCC data into DTVCC data packets. A multiplexer multiplexes the DTVCC data packets from the DTVCC data packager with non-CCDTV data to produce DTV signal data. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Blanchard, Mark Kenneth Eyer
  • Patent number: 8813163
    Abstract: A method for presenting multi-media contents on a specific communication device is disclosed. The method includes detecting a multi-media content channel currently tuned by the specific communication device; and in addition to a specific multi-media content corresponding to a specific channel number currently tuned by the specific communication device, presenting an information communication user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: CyberLink Corp.
    Inventor: Yueh-Hsuan Chiang
  • Patent number: 8804035
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating text descriptive data has a receiving device that receives a data signal having text description data corresponding to a description of a video signal. A text-to-speech converter associated with the receiving device converts the text description data to a first audio signal. A display device in communication with the text-to-speech converter converts the first audio signal associated with the receiving device to an audible signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Casavant, Brian D. Jupin, Stephen P. Dulac
  • Patent number: 8806561
    Abstract: A method of processing a broadcast signal including an interactive broadcast service at a transmitter is disclosed. The method comprises generating an parameter table containing metadata about applications and interactive broadcast events targeted to the applications, dividing the parameter table into a plurality of parameter blocks, inserting each of the parameter blocks into each of a plurality of parameter table sections, generating a trigger which is a signaling element to identify signaling and establish timing of playout of the interactive broadcast events, inserting the trigger into a closed caption channel of the broadcast signal, transmitting the broadcast signal including the closed caption channel and a specific channel carrying the plurality of parameter table sections, wherein the trigger includes location information specifying a location of the parameter table in the broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyungho Kim, Gomer Thomas, Seungjoo An, Jinpil Kim, Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 8745687
    Abstract: A method and system for digital closed caption transport are provided. In one example, the method involves receiving closed caption data and a program feed having video content, embedding the closed caption data into a standard video syntax, and encoding the video content into the standard video syntax as a background, wherein the closed caption data and the video content are encoded into a closed caption program feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mark K. Eyer, Mandayam A. Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 8713625
    Abstract: In certain implementations, closed captioning data can be packaged in IP packets and transmitted over an HDMI interface to permit closed captioning data to be rendered at a television set or other HDMI sink closer to the TV set rather than at a source so as to more closely match the capabilities of the display device. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Blanchard, Mark Kenneth Eyer, Peter Rae Shintani
  • Patent number: 8713604
    Abstract: Various systems and methods allow supplemental information such as recipes, parts lists, instructions, notes, outlines or other information associated with a television program to be delivered in the same transport stream that carries the television program to the viewer. The transport stream includes at least two elementary streams, wherein the first elementary stream conveys video content associated with the television program and the second elementary stream conveys supplemental information that summarizes at least a portion of the television program. The device receiving the digital transport stream identifies the first and second elementary streams in the digital transport stream, processes the first elementary stream to present the video content associated with the television program to the viewer, and makes the supplemental information in the second elementary stream available to the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Nicholas Newell
  • Publication number: 20140047496
    Abstract: A method of processing a broadcast signal including an interactive broadcast service at a transmitter is disclosed. The method comprises generating an parameter table containing metadata about applications and interactive broadcast events targeted to the applications, dividing the parameter table into a plurality of parameter blocks, inserting each of the parameter blocks into each of a plurality of parameter table sections, generating a trigger which is a signaling element to identify signaling and establish timing of playout of the interactive broadcast events, inserting the trigger into a closed caption channel of the broadcast signal, transmitting the broadcast signal including the closed caption channel and a specific channel carrying the plurality of parameter table sections, wherein the trigger includes location information specifying a location of the parameter table in the broadcast signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kyungho Kim, Gomer Thomas, Seungjoo An, Jinpil Kim, Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 8619192
    Abstract: Techniques are described to provide closed captioning preferences. In an implementation, a user interface is output that is configured to accept preferences for a plurality of closed captions. A first one of the closed captions is output, based on the preferences, when available via a particular channel. A second one of the closed captions is output, based on the preferences, when the first closed caption is not available via the particular channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Victor Smith, Andrew W. Walters, Vyacheslav Gurevich
  • Patent number: 8621547
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 8615783
    Abstract: A reception processor converts an MXF file to internal content data pieces, and converts replacement caption data to internal caption data pieces and then stores the internal content data pieces and the internal caption data pieces in a memory. A separator separates a video data piece, an audio data piece and an ANC data piece from the internal content data piece received from the memory. When a caption replacer receives synchronously the internal caption data piece outputted from the memory and the ANC data piece outputted from the separator, the caption replacer replaces a caption data piece included in the ANC data piece with a replacement data piece in the internal caption data piece. Subsequently, the multiplexer multiplexes the video data piece and the audio data piece outputted from the separator, and the ANC data piece outputted from the caption replacer, and thus outputs an SDI signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kenshi Dachiku
  • Patent number: 8607296
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 8572671
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 8554884
    Abstract: A setting and modifying method of a user operating interface is used between a user device and a digital audio/video signal receiving and processing device through a network. The setting and modifying method includes the following steps. Firstly, the user device acquires a first user operating interface setting information from the digital audio/video signal receiving and processing device. Then, the contents of the first user operating interface setting information are modified to generate a second user operating interface setting information. Afterwards, the second user operating interface setting information is transmitted from the user device to the digital audio/video signal receiving and processing device through the network for setting the user operating interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Alpha Networks Inc.
    Inventor: Tung-Chou Lee
  • Patent number: 8528017
    Abstract: Closed caption (CC) data is carried across a digital interface such as HDMI by a source such as a set top box arrange CC data into a HDMI packet that is then transmitted, along with video packets, across the interface to a sink such as a TV. The CC data is kept in the same format that it was received and the TV's decoder processor processes the packets and renders CC text as if the CC data had been received by the tuner of the TV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Noel Blanchard
  • Patent number: 8505062
    Abstract: This invention relates to systems and methods for enabling users to create, to edit and to rate online video timed text over the web. A system embodiment of this invention includes a permission requester that enables a first user to make a permission request. The permission request requests permission from a second user to create a timed text track for a video. A permission granter enables the second user to make a permission response according to the permission request from the first user. A timed text editor enables the first user to create a timed text track for the video based on the response to the permission request and upload the timed text track to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Harrenstein
  • Publication number: 20130185760
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a streaming distributing device including: a content fragment generating section configured to generate a fragment storing data of a content to be distributed by streaming, the fragment being defined by an MP4 file format; and a subtitle fragment generating section configured to generate a fragment storing a TTML (Timed Text Markup Language) document instance relating to a subtitle to be displayed in the content, the fragment being defined by the MP4 file format, wherein the subtitle fragment generating section adds, to header information of the fragment, instance classification distinguishing information for distinguishing whether the TTML document instance stored in the fragment is a TTML document instance specifying a rendering context relating to the subtitle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuaki YAMAGISHI, Naohisa Kitazato, Yoshiharu Dewa, Kazuhiko Takabayashi, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 8458758
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling closed-captioning at a client device includes a client device and a server device that communicates content to the client device. The server device determines a content type corresponding to the content communicated from the server device to the client device, generates a closed-captioning disable signal and communicates the content type disable signal to the client device. The client device disables the closed-captioning in response to the closed-captioning disable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Diem V. Nguyen, Titus Winters, Walter F. Filbrich, Jr., Jonathan Kochel
  • Patent number: 8442125
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products provide social and interactive applications for mass media based on real time ambient-audio and/or video identification. In some implementations, a method includes: receiving descriptors identifying ambient audio associated with a media broadcast; comparing the descriptors to one or more reference descriptors; and determining a rating for the media broadcast based at least in part on the results of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Covell, Shumeet Baluja, Michael Fink
  • Patent number: 8397263
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, a text information receiving unit receives text information, and a received text morphological analysis unit performs morphological analysis on the text information. An extraction unit extracts text information of a subtitle included in a program. A subtitle text morphological analysis unit performs morphological analysis on the text information of the subtitle. A similarity calculation unit calculates the similarity between a keyword included in a result of the received text morphological analysis performed by the received text morphological analysis unit and a keyword included in a result of the subtitle text morphological analysis performed by the subtitle text morphological analysis unit. A comparison unit compares the similarity with a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Takagi
  • Patent number: 8395707
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 8387101
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing an interactive service and a method and apparatus for performing communication are provided. An Open Cable Application Platform (OCAP) application may be directly executed in at least one broadcasting receiving apparatus by determining whether an application for providing the interactive service is independently executable using middleware installed in the broadcasting receiving apparatus and selectively requesting a set-top box to provide data needed for executing the application based on the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-rip Lee, Ye-youl Lee, Min-gyu Lee, Hyung-chan Kim, Si-cheol Kim
  • Publication number: 20130042293
    Abstract: A method for transmitting extra information in digital TV broadcast contents, comprising: retrieving video contents from an electronic apparatus; acquiring the extra information of the electronic apparatus; encoding the video contents into encoded video contents; encoding the extra information into a graphic subtitle or a text subtitle; providing a service information/program specific information table; multiplexing the encoded video and audio contents, the graphic subtitle or the text subtitle, and the service information/program specific information table to generate a transport stream; and transmitting the transport stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ITE TECH. INC.
    Inventor: Chien-Fa Wang
  • Patent number: 8375416
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, methods and systems are disclosed for converting multi-media content to multiple deliverable formats using a conversion workflow. For example, a single source content file can be captured and a plurality of deliverable content files can be derived from the single source content file. Each of the plurality of deliverable content files can be in a format specific to a different distribution channel. That is, a single source media file can be used to automatically build one or more distribution files for a particular channel or channels. Furthermore, the distribution files can be built including logos, branding, open/close graphics, ratings, promo material, etc. The inclusion of these elements can be based on a common set of business rules defining, for example, what elements should be included in different types of distribution files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Starz Entertainment, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen David Smith, James Porter, Ray Milius
  • Patent number: 8359399
    Abstract: A method for delivering supplemental content associated with audio/visual content to a user of the audio/visual content is presented. In the method, the audio/visual content and the supplemental content are received. The audio/visual content is then transferred as a stream to a first device for presentation to the user. The supplemental content is transferred to a second device for presentation to the user. The transferred supplemental content is organized into segments, wherein each of the segments is to be presented by the second device to the user in synchronization with the presentation of a corresponding portion of the audio/visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kate Megan Carney Landow, John A. Card, II