Control Process Patents (Class 725/146)
  • Patent number: 10631136
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for broadcast signal frame using layered division multiplexing are disclosed. An apparatus for generating broadcast signal frame according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and an enhanced layer signal at different power levels; a power normalizer configured to reduce the power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal; a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal; and a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame including a preamble for signaling, start position information of Physical Layer Pipes (PLPs) and time interleaver information shared by the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Young Lee, Sung-Ik Park, Bo-Mi Lim, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim
  • Patent number: 10552684
    Abstract: There is provided a surveillance management process comprising a management system maintaining a plurality of client accounts that regulate access to image data via a data network, each of the client accounts having an authorization parameter that defines an access level for a corresponding client system, the management system receiving image streams from a surveillance network comprising a plurality of imaging nodes and autonomously producing metadata descriptors from the image streams, the metadata descriptors identifying sub-frame features of an image stream, the management system using the metadata descriptors to classify image data derived from the corresponding sub-frame features in predefined access categories, and the management system using the authorization parameter of the client accounts to regulate access to classified image data, the access level for a client account defining the access categories that a corresponding client system can access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: iOmniscient Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Rustom Adi Kanga, Ivy Lai Chun Li
  • Patent number: 10536728
    Abstract: A method includes operating a content crawler over a machine communication network to form a set of input content; operating a mapper on a machine memory comprising the input content to form non-transitory machine logic comprising genes for the content, wherein operating the mapper comprises the application of previously mapped genes for the input content to the mapping of subsequent genes for the input content; and applying the genes to a machine memory storing a database of content from which user recommendations are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: JINNI
    Inventors: Mori Rimon, Ram Meshulam, Izik Ben-Zaken, Yosi Glick
  • Patent number: 10455268
    Abstract: A system and a method for using the system for targeted commerce in network broadcasting are provided. The system includes an interface device configured to receive a multimedia stream from a network, wherein the multimedia stream includes a close captioning string and wherein the interface device is further configured to process the multimedia stream by providing advertisements in the multimedia stream according to a correlation between the close captioning string and a plurality of vendor keywords; and a viewing device configured to receive the processed multimedia stream and display to a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Heather Anne Waibel, Nicholas Albert Rudock
  • Patent number: 10447874
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a display signal output unit configured so as to output a display image signal on a display unit so as to execute normal display, zoom-in display, scroll display, and zoom-out display regarding data to be displayed as display operation for data to be displayed; and a control unit configured to instruct the display signal output unit to perform, regarding data to be displayed, output of a display image signal for sequentially executing zoom-in display in a scroll start position from the normal display, scroll display from the scroll start position, and zoom-out display from a scroll end position to the normal display at a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Hayashi, Ryota Kosakai
  • Patent number: 10389973
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for broadcast signal frame using layered division multiplexing are disclosed. An apparatus for generating broadcast signal frame according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and an enhanced layer signal at different power levels; a power normalizer configured to reduce the power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal; a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal; and a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame including a preamble for signaling, size information of Physical Layer Pipes (PLPs) and time interleaver information shared by the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Young Lee, Sung-Ik Park, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim
  • Patent number: 10367669
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for broadcast signal frame using layered division multiplexing are disclosed. An apparatus for generating broadcast signal frame according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and an enhanced layer signal at different power levels; a power normalizer configured to reduce the power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal; a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal; and a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame including a preamble for signaling, type information of Physical Layer Pipes (PLPs) and time interleaver information shared by the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae-Young Lee, Sung-Ik Park, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim
  • Patent number: 10356445
    Abstract: A primary video and a second instance of a reference video can be simultaneously transmitted to a system through at least a first node of a communication network, the second instance of the reference video configured to be compared to a first instance of the reference video stored by the system to generate at least one quality of experience (QoE) value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by the system. The QoE value can be received from the system. A determination can be made as to whether the QoE value is less than a threshold value. Responsive to determining that the QoE value is less than the threshold value, the perceptual quality of the primary video can be improved by re-routing transmission of the primary video to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10237703
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for broadcast signal frame using layered division multiplexing are disclosed. An apparatus for generating broadcast signal frame according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and an enhanced layer signal at different power levels; a power normalizer configured to reduce the power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal; a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal; and a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame including a preamble for signaling, start position information of Physical Layer Pipes (PLPs) and time interleaver information shared by the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Young Lee, Sung-Ik Park, Bo-Mi Lim, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim
  • Patent number: 10231013
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a communication interface to receive metering data from a media monitor. The metering data includes a first subset of a series of metadata tags extracted from media played on a presentation device. The first subset includes a first metadata tag extracted proximate in time to a media event associated with the media. The metering data omits a second subset of the series of metadata tags extracted from the media. Each of the metadata tags in the series of metadata tags embedded in a different portion of the media. The media monitor extracts each of the metadata tags from the media when the corresponding different portion of the media is played. The apparatus also includes an analyzer to analyze the metering data to determine exposure of an audience of the presentation device to the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Jan Besehanic
  • Patent number: 10225835
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for broadcast signal frame using layered division multiplexing are disclosed. An apparatus for generating broadcast signal frame according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and an enhanced layer signal at different power levels; a power normalizer configured to reduce the power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal; a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal; and a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame including a bootstrap and a preamble using the time-interleaved signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Young Lee, Sung-Ik Park, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim, Nam-Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 10225309
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for monitoring of media pipeline health using tracing are disclosed. At a plurality of stages of a media delivery pipeline, tracing metadata is generated for elements of a media stream. The tracing metadata comprises a content identifier, a segment identifier, and a stage identifier. The tracing metadata is generated from the plurality of stages and sent to a metadata repository using instrumentation of components that implement the plurality of stages. A problematic stage within the plurality of stages is identified based at least in part on analysis of the tracing metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Jerome Rosenzweig, Gregory Kenneth Truax
  • Patent number: 10182098
    Abstract: A technique is provided for proactively selecting a content distribution network (CDN) for delivering content. The technique includes determining one or more CDNs from a plurality of CDNs based on at least a plurality of quality of service (QoS) parameters of each of the plurality of CDNs. The streaming profiles of content streamed by the one or more CDNs is dynamically monitored based on at least a plurality of content streaming parameters. A plurality of geospatial parameters associated with the content to be delivered to a CDN selected from the determined one or more CDNs. Further, a CDN to which the content is to be delivered is selected, from the one or more CDNs. The selection is based on at least an analysis of the historic pattern of consumption of the content, the monitoring of the streaming profiles, and the retrieved plurality of geospatial parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Gowrishankar Subramaniam Natarajan, Jagan Mohan Gorti
  • Patent number: 10152479
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying representative media items are provided herein. In particular, users can upload media items to a system. The media items can be matched to reference media items. Candidate representative media items can be selected from matching media items. Representative media items can be selected, from the candidate representative media items, to represent partially matching media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Johan Georg Granström, Vladimir Rychev
  • Patent number: 10122960
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for broadcast signal frame using layered division multiplexing are disclosed. An apparatus for generating broadcast signal frame according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and an enhanced layer signal at different power levels; a power normalizer configured to reduce the power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal; a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal; and a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame including a preamble for signaling, size information of Physical Layer Pipes (PLPs) and time interleaver information shared by the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Young Lee, Sung-Ik Park, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim
  • Patent number: 10057645
    Abstract: Provided are a set top box upgrade method and apparatus. In the method, a version number of a current batch of set top boxes is acquired. It is judged, according to the version number, whether to upgrade the batch of set top boxes in batch. When it is judged to upgrade the batch of set top boxes in batch, the batch of set top boxes is upgraded in batch according to an upgrade mode for each set top box in the batch of set top boxes. By means of the technical solution, the problem of lack of support for a batch upgrade according to an existing upgrade mode causing significant waste of resources in the related art is solved. Set top boxes can be upgraded in batch and user experience can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Xianjiang Sun
  • Patent number: 9875489
    Abstract: A method of dynamically binding supplemental content to video content includes receiving the video content at a device and identifying at least one value related to one or more products or services, where the at least one value is associated with the video content. The method also includes obtaining the supplemental content based on the at least one value, where the supplemental content provides additional information about the one or more products or services. In addition, the method includes dynamically binding the supplemental content to the video content and positioning the supplemental content in association with the video content using a supplemental interactive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cinsay, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Spitz, Todd Downing, Christian Briggs
  • Patent number: 9852711
    Abstract: A content receiver may establish a communication connection with an entertainment system component. Utilizing the communication connection, the content receiver may control the entertainment system component in order to synchronize user interfaces the content receiver is operable to provide with user interfaces the entertainment system component is operable to provide. Hence, the user interfaces provided by the various entertainment system components may more closely resemble user interfaces of the content receiver, reducing user confusion. The content receiver may synchronize such user interfaces by altering software of the entertainment system component. In altering the software, the content receiver may replace or modify the software to change one or more aspects of one or more entertainment system user interfaces to that of one or more aspects of a content receiver user interface. The aspects may include visual properties, audio properties, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: EchoStar Ukraine, LLC
    Inventors: Hans Meijer, Zane Eaton
  • Patent number: 9723374
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for programmatically determining credits for a video content item. By determining a point at which credits are displayed, a content provider may effectively provide supplementation information in a contextual and non-intrusive manner. In order to determine when credits are displayed, individual frames of content may be decoded and various characteristics of the individual frames may be analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Abramson, Benjamin David Poiesz
  • Patent number: 9641905
    Abstract: A first instance of a reference video is stored. A primary video and a second instance of the reference video are simultaneously received. At least one quality of experience value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by a system is generated by comparing the first instance of the reference video to the second instance of the reference video on a pixel-by-pixel, frame-by-frame, basis and determining whether each pixel and each frame contained in the first instance of the reference video are contained in the second instance of the reference video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9641904
    Abstract: A first instance of a reference video is stored. A primary video and a second instance of the reference video are simultaneously received. At least one quality of experience value that infers a perceptual quality of the primary video as received by a system is generated by comparing the first instance of the reference video to the second instance of the reference video on a pixel-by-pixel, frame-by-frame, basis and determining whether each pixel and each frame contained in the first instance of the reference video are contained in the second instance of the reference video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick McDonagh, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9606316
    Abstract: A just-in-time data center cabling infrastructure is installed incrementally and concurrently with incremental changes in computing capacity in a data center. Based at least in part upon a determination to install one or more rack computer systems in a row of rack positions of the data center, a network switch device can be installed in the row, linked with a network zone via fiber optic cable connections, and linked to rack computer systems via patch cable connections. The fiber optic cables and patch cables are installed in the data center concurrently with installation of the rack computer system. A transverse bridge spans over an aisle space between opposite rows and includes console switch devices. The console switch devices, installed concurrently with one or more rack computer systems in the rows, enable remote access to console systems in the rack computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jignesh Gandhi
  • Patent number: 9596498
    Abstract: Presented herein are system(s), method(s), and apparatus for a monitor with conversion capabilities for transferring data to a portable media player. In one embodiment, a monitor is presented for displaying video data. The monitor comprises at least one input, a screen, an encoder, a memory, and an interface. The at least one input receives decompressed video data. The screen displays the decompressed video data. The encoder encodes the decompressed video data. The memory stores the encoded decompressed video data. The interface transfers the encoded decompressed video data to another memory removable from the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander MacInnis
  • Patent number: 9584856
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are described for providing media content to a plurality of set-top boxes (“STBs”) over a licensed spectrum and over an unlicensed spectrum. In an aspect, each of the plurality of STBs might comprise a first transceiver configured to receive media content or data over a licensed spectrum and a second transceiver configured to receive and send media content or data over an unlicensed spectrum. The first STB of the plurality of STBs might receive a first portion of the media content at the first transceiver and receive a second portion of the media content at the second transceiver from a second STB of the plurality of STBs. The plurality of STBs might query each other to determine available frequencies and/or bandwidth, and might store results of the query in a table in local memory or in a database accessible by all of the plurality of STBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Misbah ur Rehman, Steven M. Casey, Kevin M. McBride, Felipe Castro
  • Patent number: 9571320
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for receiving broadcast signals thereof are disclosed. The apparatus for receiving broadcast signals, the apparatus comprises a receiver to receive the broadcast signals, a demodulator to demodulate the received broadcast signals by an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex) scheme, a frame parser to parse a signal frame from the demodulated broadcast signals, a time deinterleaver to time deinterleave data in the parsed signal frame and a decoder to decode the time deinterleaved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongseob Baek, Woosuk Ko, Seoyoung Back, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9559723
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses and methods for generating and transmitting transmission frames of information data. A transmitting apparatus includes: a stream processor configured to generate a plurality of baseband frames; a frame generator configured to generate, from the plurality of baseband frames, a plurality of transmission frames which includes information data commonly provided to a fixed device and a mobile device, first parities to be used for signal processing at the fixed device, and second parities to be used for signal processing at the mobile device; and a transmitter configured to transmit the plurality of transmission frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-hee Hwang, Hyun-koo Yang
  • Patent number: 9538241
    Abstract: Methods and system deliver media to users of media presentation systems. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a media server communicates with a media presentation system, such as a media player for streaming video and audio, to present subscription and non-subscription media to the user of the media presentation system. Subscription media may include multi-tiered media packages and individual media offerings as selected by the user. The media may be presented in various formats, including video, a graphical display, an audio presentation, a graphical and audio presentation, URL links, and interactive windows. Information about the user, the user's subscription status, the user's media presentation system and information about the media providers and the media offered by the media providers are maintained by the media server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leslie L. Grandy, Scott H. Ehrlich, Randy A. Meyerson, Edward T. Mahlum, Jeffrey M. Chasen, Olaf W. Kowalik, Karim Meghji
  • Patent number: 9501777
    Abstract: Embodiments that include a first module configured to install and work residently within at least a device-to-web bridge to collect the Media Access Control (MAC) address data and secondary identifier information associated with a given mobile computing device are disclosed. An example attempts to use the device-to-web bridge and to pass that information to a second module to call out and send that information over a wide area network to the mobile advertisement targeting system on a central management server site, which stores that information on a MAC address identification (ID) basis in a database. The MAC addresses may be coupled with their secondary identifier and stored within the database. The second module can call and communicate with a mobile advertisement targeting system configured to utilize MAC address data in combination with a secondary identifier for each mobile computing device tracked by the mobile advertisement targeting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: BOINGO WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Hanyang Liu
  • Patent number: 9451581
    Abstract: A current context of a geographic application executing on a user device is determined. Commercial geographic content is selected for presentation at the user device based at least in part on the determined current context, and the commercial geographic content is provided to the user device via a communication network. A first indication is received, indicating that the commercial geographic content was presented at a first level of detail via a user interface of the user device. In response to the first indication, a first metric is updated. As second indication is received, indicating that the commercial geographic content was presented at a second level of detail via the user interface of the user device in response to user input, where the second level of detail is higher than the first level of detail. A second metric is updated in response to the second indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Pawel Szczepanski, Taj J. Campbell, Koichi Suematsu, Fred Vaucher, Vikki Ku, Rishi Agarwal, Salahuddin Choudhary
  • Patent number: 9412156
    Abstract: A data structure defining a high dynamic range image comprises a tone map having a reduced dynamic range and HDR information. The high dynamic range image can be reconstructed from the tone map and the HDR information. The data structure can be backwards compatible with legacy hardware or software viewers. The data structure may comprise a JFIF file having the tone map encoded as a JPEG image with the HDR information in an application extension or comment field of the JFIF file, or a MPEG file having the tone map encoded as a MPEG image with the HDR information in a video or audio channel of the MPEG file. Apparatus and methods for encoding or decoding the data structure may apply pre- or post correction to compensate for lossy encoding of the high dynamic range information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory John Ward, Maryann Simmons
  • Patent number: 9363791
    Abstract: A broadcast signal receiver according to the present invention comprises: a demodulator for performing OFDM demodulation on a received broadcast signal including a frame for the delivery of a broadcast service: a frame demapper for outputting the frame, the frame including a preamble that contains first signaling information, and a plurality of link-layer-pipes (LLPs) that contain PLP data, second signaling information and third signaling information, with the PLP data including a base layer and an enhancement layer of the broadcast service; and a decoder for decoding the first signaling information, for decoding the second and third signaling information, and for selectively decoding the PLP data by using the third signaling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hotaek Hong, Sangchul Moon, Joonhui Lee, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 9332296
    Abstract: Live streaming video content is processed and stored for real-time delivery of the content, future VoD viewing of the content, and time-shifted viewing of the content, by manipulating a common manifest or playlist. Previously stored content may be reordered and/or recombined in order to provide a personalized content viewing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ERICSSON AB
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ma, Robert Hickey, Paul Tweedale, Daniel Biagini, Prabhudev Navali
  • Patent number: 9300412
    Abstract: A receiving circuit module for receiving different types of channel signals includes a housing having a first input, a second input and an input-output port disposed therein and a controller receiving a control signal. The controller switches between the first input and second output and generates an output signal corresponding to the first input or the second input in response to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas E. Ribordy, Daniel M. Miner
  • Patent number: 9197472
    Abstract: A broadcast signal receiver according to the present invention comprises: a demodulator for performing OFDM demodulation on a received broadcast signal including a frame for the delivery of a broadcast service: a frame demapper for outputting the frame, the frame including a preamble that contains first signaling information, and a plurality of link-layer-pipes (LLPs) that contain PLP data, second signaling information and third signaling information, with the PLP data including a base layer and an enhancement layer of the broadcast service; and a decoder for decoding the first signaling information, for decoding the second and third signaling information, and for selectively decoding the PLP data by using the third signaling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hotaek Hong, Sangchul Moon, Joonhui Lee, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 9137194
    Abstract: A system and method for associating users with a micro-community that is relevant to an object reference. The object reference is anything that can be perceived either physically or conceptually, such as a location, a document, a calendar entry, a document, a news feed, a biometric key, an image, a news feed, etc. A micro-community engine identifies users who are associated explicitly with the object reference as well as people who would be interested in the object implicitly and associates them with a micro-community. The micro-community engine provides an intuitive and flexible means for communication between members of the micro-community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 9106928
    Abstract: A multilayer video encoding/decoding apparatus and method using residual videos, in which a base layer video is output by decoding a base layer bitstream, individual layer videos are output by decoding encoded individual layer bitstreams, format up-conversion is performed on the base layer video and at least one of the individual layer residual videos, and individual layer videos having different formats from the base layer video are reconstructed using the conversion results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Woo Jung, Dae-Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 9043849
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for linking MMT media and DASH media. A method for linking MMT media and DASH media comprises the steps of: generating MPD information by extracting an MPD linking information from a home media server, the MPD linking information, which has been transmitted from an MMT transmission server to an MMT, being information comparable to an MPD of DASH for interconnecting DASH and MMT; and transmitting the MPD information to a mobile terminal so that the mobile terminal can replay as DASH media by means of the MPD information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HUMAX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung Ku Yie, Yong Jae Lee
  • 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: 9015780
    Abstract: A video transmission system includes a video server module that selectively operates in a unicast mode and a multicast mode, wherein the video server module generates a video signal that includes a unicast video signal when the video server module is in the unicast mode and that includes a multicast video signal when the video server module is in the multicast mode. A wireless access device transmits the video signal to at least one mobile video device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Sherman (Xuemin) Chen, Michael Dove, David Rosmann, Thomas J. Quigley, Stephen E. Gordon
  • Patent number: 9009775
    Abstract: Disclosed is a broadcasting signal transmission device, a broadcasting signal reception device, and a method for transmitting/receiving a broadcasting signal using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woosuk Ko, Sangchul Moon, Hotaek Hong
  • Patent number: 9003464
    Abstract: A method of verifying a blackout event is disclosed that includes receiving blackout event data from an event log database of a video distribution platform at a subscriber event transmission interface (SETI) communicating with an electronic data warehouse (EDW) system. The method also includes creating at least one EDW load-ready file that includes at least a portion of the blackout event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ospalik, Daniel Malee, Jeffrey Dicks, John Mathew
  • Patent number: 9003461
    Abstract: A method comprising executing a program on a server of a server center that generates and streams a user page in the form of streaming interactive video on a display of a user computer connected to the server via the Internet, the user page including a plurality of video windows, one or more of the video windows including streaming interactive video as well as simultaneously recorded video segments which are replayable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: OL2, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Perlman, Roger van der Laan
  • Patent number: 9003437
    Abstract: A method and computer readable medium for encoding data onto a channel broadcasting a program are disclosed. For example, the method selects a channel that is being used to broadcast a program, generates data having characteristics in accordance with an error burst signature and transmits the data on the channel that is being used to broadcast the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Paul Shala Henry, Byoung-Jo Kim
  • Patent number: 8997158
    Abstract: A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) Receiver Targeting service is disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) Receiver Targeting service, the method comprises receiving broadcast signal including first signaling information and second signaling information, identifying an NRT service based on the first signaling information, parsing a Receiver Targeting Descriptor from the second signaling information, determining validity of the NRT service or an NRT content based on a targeting_criterion_type_code included in the Receiver Targeting Descriptor, and downloading the NRT service or the NRT content when a receiver determines the NRT service or the NRT content to be valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Kwan Suk Kim, Gomer Thomas, Jae Hyung Song, Jin Pil Kim, Ho Taek Hong, Joon Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 8997169
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synchronizing the playback of network media across multiple content playback devices, termed herein as “playback devices”, “clients”, or “client devices”. In one implementation, client devices are controlled to parse and buffer media content separately. Once all clients are ready, a controller may cause the client devices to start in a synchronized fashion based on signals sent by the controller. The controller adjusts the timing of the signal so that the outputs are displayed in synchronization on each client device. In other implementations, device lag times may be measured. In still other implementations, a master device may synchronize playback of media content on slave devices. In yet other implementations, devices may buffer and join playback of media content occurring on other devices. In further implementations, the systems and methods may be expanded to include steps of processing authentication for service providers prior to arranging synchronized playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, True Xiong, Ling Jun Wong
  • Patent number: 8990880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to home devices such as set-top boxes, and more particularly to methods providing autonomous file transfers to and from such home devices. There is provided a method for spreading notifications pertaining to the completion of file transfers in time. The method is based on the concept of imposing different delay times on different devices, which delay times must be observed prior to notifying the server of a file transfer completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Geoffrey Cristallo, Piet Vandaele
  • Patent number: 8978090
    Abstract: Digital multimedia is broadcast by a wireless provider by first decoding incoming multimedia streams and then encoding each stream using one of at least two encoding parameter sets as appropriate for the particular user or groups of users to receive the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard Doil Lane
  • Patent number: 8978087
    Abstract: A television entertainment system that combines the visual imagery of television entertainment and transmission with the audio of radio entertainment and transmission to create a new synthesis system for therapeutic benefit designated as Hybrid Radio Television. Each segment (video/audio) of the system can be viewed or heard/listened to on its own, however, it is designed to be viewed and heard/listened to as an integrated whole, as selected by a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Robert A. Oklejas
  • Patent number: 8966517
    Abstract: An affiliate site commands the central site to construct a unique broadcast event log through the affiliate site's command browser. The sequenced data stream of broadcast content is combined with a digital artifact inserted into the digitized broadcast video and/or audio content immediately prior to the data transmission process. Transmission to the affiliate site is accomplished utilizing Internet Protocol. Upon reception at the destination, the commercial advertising or prepared program content is input to the affiliate site's system, routed to the broadcast production system, and in turn, processed by the broadcast transmission site, where it is converted from a digital to an analog signal, and transmitted electromagnetically in the radio frequency spectrum by the broadcast transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Forefront Assets Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Jon S. Putnam
  • Patent number: 8966563
    Abstract: A system includes a signal-processing engine configured to generate a video data stream including a plurality of data packets based on a received video signal. A first subset of the plurality of data packets is usable to generate a video display of content having a first quality and all of the plurality of data packets are usable to generate a second video display of the content having a second quality. The second quality is higher than the first quality. The signal-processing engine is further configured to distinguish the first subset of the plurality of data packets from other data packets of the plurality of data packets by applying a tag to particular data packets to form tagged data packets. The system also includes a transmitter coupled to the signal-processing engine and configured to transmit the plurality of data packets of the video data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property, I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ahmad C. Ansari, Dinesh Nadarajah, David Bruce Hartman