Program, Message, Or Commercial Insertion Or Substitution Patents (Class 725/32)
  • Patent number: 11914438
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to techniques for repeating graphics render pattern detection are described. In an embodiment, a repeating pattern in a plurality of workload blocks is detected. Information corresponding to the plurality of workload blocks is stored and analyzed to determine a Dynamic Voltage Frequency Scaling (DVFS) sampling window of a processor. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Beuchat, Murali Ramadoss, Ankur Shah
  • Patent number: 11914555
    Abstract: A method of processing diagnostic data including receiving a template file and a diagnostic file. Processing the diagnostic data based upon the template file where array and non-array portions of the data are treated differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Bergantino
  • Patent number: 11910066
    Abstract: An example method for providing an interactive advertisement in association with a media presentation comprises storing a commercial identifier in association with an interactive advertisement identifying a commercial associated with the interactive advertisement. The interactive advertisement is associated with interactive advertisement data comprising a related content identifier identifying a related content object. Before a commercial segment begins, a list of commercials to be provided during the commercial segment is received comprising the commercial identifier. After determining that the commercial associated with the interactive advertisement is to be provided during the commercial segment and responsive to determining that the commercial segment is eligible for hosting the interactive advertisement, providing at least a portion of the interactive advertisement data, the portion of the interactive advertisement data configured to provide access to the related content object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Chandler, Alex Wellen, Don Loheide, Rajin Persaud, Michael Koetter, Chris Hinton, Neda Davis, Laura Poffenberger
  • Patent number: 11909544
    Abstract: A method for an electronic device includes detecting, by one or more processors, the electronic device engaging in a video recording session while electronically in communication with both a companion electronic device operating as a primary display for the electronic device and a smartwatch. In response, the method redirects one or more video recording session controls to a user interface of the smartwatch when user interaction with the one or more video recording session controls at a user interface of the electronic device will at least partially obscure depictions of a subject of the video recording session in one or more video recording session images captured by an image capture device of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Amit Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11910070
    Abstract: Resource allocation includes generating a resource allocation identifier corresponding to a resource allocation request. The resource allocation request pertains to allocation of a resource associated with streaming of an audiovisual content item. The resource allocation identifier comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion comprising a key, and the second portion comprising information associated with contextual metadata pertaining to the corresponding resource allocation request. It further includes performing a first transmission of a first message including the resource allocation identifier. The first message including the resource allocation identifier is directed to a first address associated with a first entity. It further includes performing a second transmission of a second message. Transmission of the second message causes transmission of the resource allocation request. The second message is directed to a second address associated with a second entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Conviva Inc.
    Inventors: Biplab Chattopadhyay, Weijia Li, Sudhi Nada
  • Patent number: 11908143
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for establishing an activity zone within video captured by a camera. A user device may establish an activity zone or an exclusion zone within video representing a physical view captured by the camera. An automatic monitoring system may analyze the video of the camera with respect to the activity zone or exclusion zone and trigger notifications that are associated with a zone so as to limit notifications transmitted to the user device to those notifications that are relevant to the user. With activity or exclusion zones video from a camera may be automatically monitored to reduce a volume of notifications transmitted to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sara Bolouki, Yah Yah Cason, Jonghoon Jin, Nils Ängquist, Hendrik Dahlkamp, Patrick L Coffman
  • Patent number: 11900183
    Abstract: A method includes a deployment computer receiving a client request message comprising a plurality of established parameters and established values for the established parameters, and inquiry parameters and inquiry values for the inquiry parameters from a client computer. For each model of a plurality of models stored in a database, the deployment computer can determine if a model in the plurality of models is a suitable model based on a likelihood value. The deployment computer can then generate one or more client response messages comprising one or more assets created by one or more suitable models. The deployment computer can then transmit the one or more client response messages comprising the one or more assets to the client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Sabu Peter, Karthikeyan Kandasamy, Hong Zhu
  • Patent number: 11895362
    Abstract: Assemblies, systems, and methods for providing proof of play information for images displayed at electronic display assemblies are provided. A unit controller is electronically interposed between a media player and an electronic display of an electronic image assembly. The unit controller includes a proof of play module that records certain image-related data transmitted from the media player to the electronic display for proof of play purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dunn
  • Patent number: 11889141
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein such that, a media guidance application presents, in an interactive program guide, a virtual content source for binge watching a program series. The media guidance application may determine a program series a user is currently watching. The media guidance application may receive a user selection of a media asset. The media guidance application may determine a length of time between a current time and a start time of the media asset. The media guidance application may determine the next episodes of the program series the user can watch before the start time of the media asset and present them using a virtual content source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Thomas, Margret B. Schmidt, Alexander W. Liston, Jonathan A. Logan, Gabriel C. Dalbec, Mathew C. Burns, Ajay Kumar Gupta
  • Patent number: 11880423
    Abstract: Techniques for video manipulation based on machine learned video curating are disclosed. Web page content is loaded, where the content includes a frame for short-form videos. The content of the web page is analyzed for textual information. A short-form video server is accessed. Short-form videos are selected from the short-form video server, where the selecting includes automatically curating the short-form videos. Adaptive learning is used for the selecting, based on a user's web page behavior. The adaptive learning includes collecting the user's web page behavior before the selecting. Automatic curating includes selecting, by a neural network, a subset of short-form videos appropriate for the web page. The web page frame is populated with the short-form videos obtained from the video server. Representations of the short-form videos are displayed within the frame on the web page. The short-form videos are auto played within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Loop Now Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Chiu, Stefan Backor, Shi Feng, Wu-Hsi Li, Fuhong Liu, Jerry Ting Kwan Luk, Vincent Yang
  • Patent number: 11882326
    Abstract: A method including: accessing a first configuration; accessing a primary video stream comprising a first set of video content, from a first online video platform; accessing a secondary video stream comprising a second set of video content; and at an initial time, combining the primary video stream and the secondary video stream according to the default viewing arrangement; at a first time, detecting the first trigger event in the primary video stream; in response to detecting the first trigger event, combining the primary video stream and the secondary video stream according to the first target viewing arrangement, and publishing the first composite video to a second video platform; and at a second time, detecting the second trigger event in the secondary video stream; in response to detecting the second trigger event, combining the primary video stream and the secondary video stream according to the second target viewing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Mux, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Ward, Phil Cluff, Walker Griggs, Garrett Graves
  • Patent number: 11870859
    Abstract: A system for relevant secondary-device content distribution based on associated internet protocol (IP) addressing, the system including: a computer processor; and a content engine executing on said computer processor and configured to: identify at least a portion of an internet protocol (IP) address associated with a computing device; build a household profile based at least on the demographic information associated with the IP address; determine that the computing device is a non-mobile television client; assign the non-mobile television client to the household profile; receive a set of content requests from a second computing device; assign, based on a proportion of the content requests exceeding the predefined threshold, the second computing device to the household profile; and provide relevant content for the second computing device and the non-mobile television client based on the demographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: TUBI, INC.
    Inventor: Farhad Massoudi
  • Patent number: 11871050
    Abstract: Some implementations include methods for replacing advertisements that have been inserted into a manifest associated with live streaming and may include receiving a request for a manifest from a player to enable a user to watch a live stream of an event. The request may be received at a first time when the live stream is already in progress. The manifest may be generated to include content fragments associated with the live event and advertisements based on first set of selection criteria. The manifest may be sent to the player to enable the user to watch the live stream. A seek back request may be received from the player to enable the user to watch the live stream at a second time earlier than the first time. The manifest may be updated to replace at least one advertisement with a replacement advertisement selected based on second set of selection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Koceski, Shyam Krishnan Moni, Varun Chadha, Yongjun Wu, Abhishek Kumar
  • Patent number: 11856273
    Abstract: A satellite provider system receives a provider stream including break cue data. The satellite provider system generates adjusted break cue data by adjusting time stamps in the break cue data. The satellite provider system inserts the break cue data, the adjusted break cue data, and break description data into the provider stream in data packets all having a same packet identification. The satellite provider system broadcasts the provider stream from a satellite transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Robert Percival
  • Patent number: 11849173
    Abstract: Techniques for a quality of service optimization using a content adaptive slate image in a media player application are described. According to some embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes sending a request for a video from a client device to a content delivery service that is separate from the client device; receiving, by the client device from the content delivery service, a manifest of the video and an intro slate separate from the manifest and separate from the video; displaying the intro slate on the client device; loading an initial frame of the video identified by the manifest onto the client device concurrently with the displaying of the intro slate; and displaying the video on the client device after the displaying of the intro slate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjun Wu, John F. X. Gaquin, Andrew Joseph Whittaker, Harshil Vikram Katira, Mairo Pedrini
  • Patent number: 11821571
    Abstract: A method of playback control is provided. The method is performed by a driving controller, and the method includes: sending, by the driving controller, a pose adjustment instruction to a pose adjustment mechanism, wherein the pose adjustment instruction is used to instruct to adjust a pose of a media player, and the pose adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust the pose of the media player; and sending, by the driving controller, a media control instruction to the media player, wherein the media control instruction is used to instruct to control playback of media data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignees: BOE Intelligent IoT Technology Co., LTD., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinghua Yang, Kaiyuan Zhou, Haiyan Wan, Zhensheng Bi
  • Patent number: 11818431
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficient processing and presentation of advertisement based on content re-encoding are provided. An example method includes receiving, by a receiving device, the program content stream and determining, by the receiving device, encoding information of the program content stream. The example method also includes determining timing for presenting a target advertisement, responsive to determining the timing for presenting the target advertisement, initiating re-encoding of content of the target advertisement to generate re-encoded advertisement content based on the encoding information, and enabling playback of the re-encoded advertisement content in accordance with the timing for presenting the target advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventor: Yunfeng Yang
  • Patent number: 11816683
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards providing advertisement insertions at a point of consumption into digital content, such as broadcast television content. A content provider may initially mark the content for advertisement insertion, and create a metadata file indicating constraints, targets, expirations, or the like. A downstream user employs a plug-in component and provides an initial user profile, in part, to access the content with advertisements. As the content is played, and an advertising marker is encountered, fast forwarding or other skipping features are disabled, and an advertisement stream is spliced into the content stream. The advertisement stream is determined based on the user profile and/or other metadata. Moreover, the advertisement stream may be obtained over a network such that advertisements may be refreshed even years after the content has been acquired by the user. In one embodiment, the advertisement consumption may be tracked and reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Morten, Brian Baker
  • Patent number: 11805291
    Abstract: Tag data is created from in-band data in a media content item by a remote location while the media content item is being broadcasted by a content provider and received by the remote location. The tag data identifies locations in the media content item which enables media devices to accurately jump to particular locations in the media content item based on the tag data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Berner, David Chamberlin, Kevin P. Smith
  • Patent number: 11800159
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for inserting placement opportunities into content assets. A content distributor may receive a content asset comprising a plurality of content fragments. The content distributor may be further configured to adjust a playback duration of a portion of the content fragments so that the placement opportunity may be inserted at the content asset fragment boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Barkley, Walter Mlodzinski
  • Patent number: 11800169
    Abstract: A system for using metadata from a video signal to associate advertisements therewith, comprising (i) a segmentation system to divide the video signal into video clips, (ii) a digitizing system for digitizing the video clips, (iii) a feature extraction system for extracting audio and video features from each video clip, associating each audio feature with respective video clips, associating each video feature with respective video clips, and saving the audio and video features into an associated metadata file, (iv) a web interface to the feature extraction system for receiving the video clips, and (v) a database, wherein video signals and associated metadata files are stored and indexed, wherein the associated metadata file is provided when a video player requests the corresponding video signal, enabling selection of a relevant advertisement for presentment in conjunction with respective video clips based on the associated audio and video features of the respective video clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Berry, Benjamin J. Weinberger, Schuyler E. Eckstrom, Albert L. Segars
  • Patent number: 11792250
    Abstract: An encoder resource receives segments of content on one or more data feeds. The encoder resource receives and/or produces encoder control information specifying multiple different bit rate data streams on which to encode the segments of content. As specified by the encoder control information, in accordance with encoding rules, the encoder resource adaptively encodes the segments of content into a varying number of different bit rate data streams. Clients in a network environment initiate retrieval of the varying number of different bit rate data streams to playback content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: James S. Manchester, Wilfred Jaime Miles, Matthew Zelesko, Ethan Wolf
  • Patent number: 11792491
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for inserting ads into a video. The program and method provide for receiving a request to play a video, the video comprising plural shots separated by breakpoints, each shot of the plural shots corresponding to a contiguous sequence of video frames that is free of cuts or transitions; initiating, in response to receiving the request, playback of the video from a selected shot of the plural shots; receiving indication of an ad to present at a breakpoint following the selected shot; determining, in response to receiving the indication, that a first threshold amount of time has passed since initiating the playback of the video; and inserting, based on the determining, the ad at the breakpoint following the selected shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael Hornsby, Jeffrey Kile, Chinmay Lonkar, Zhimin Wang, Ian Anthony Wehrman, Khalil Chatoo
  • Patent number: 11783367
    Abstract: Customers receive an incentive with use of an installed cellphone app to image an AR-bearing ad. Matches between data from the customer's accounts for each merchant are compared to the data in association with the customer's logical identifier for their cellphone, and particularly with each incidence of a rendering on their display screen of an AR view of a product advertisement containing the AR-triggering symbol to initiate the corresponding AR enhanced view of the ad. In conjunction with chronological time stamping of occurrences, a likelihood is derived that the customer's viewing of the AR enhanced product advertisement influenced the potential customer's subsequent purchase of the corresponding advertised product as evidenced within the potential customer's rich transactional data from the customer's debit and/or credit accounts. The certainty of each match is determined to further initiate the merchant's incentive to the customer which may be the merchant's donation to a community program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: EDATANETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Terrance Patrick Tietzen, Matthew Arnold Macpherson Bates, Michael J. Kimball
  • Patent number: 11785194
    Abstract: The disclosed techniques provide a computing device that displays video content within a comment section of a user interface. When users invoke a video display by selecting a link within a user interface comment section, a system can control a navigational position of a user interface to concurrently display the video and selected comments within the comment section. In one illustrative example, a system can display a user interface having a video display area and a comment section. The user interface may be positioned to show the comment section within a viewing area of a display device, and such a position may place the video display area outside of the viewing area. In such a scenario, when a system receives a user input indicating a selection of a comment displayed within the comment section, the system can generate a rendering of the video content for display within the comment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dongwook Yoon, Sol Sidney Fels, Matin Yarmand
  • Patent number: 11778248
    Abstract: System for present content. The system includes means for receiving a set of timepoints relating to a content data and means for generating display signals based on the content data. The system also includes means for sending display signals to a display device that represent the content data and means for notifying a server over the Internet, that a timepoint among the set of timepoints has been reached in the content data. The system also includes means for receiving, from the server, via the Internet, an identification of one or more particular additional content and in response to receiving the identification of the one or more particular additional content from the server, means for interrupting presentation of the content data; and presenting the one or more particular additional content. The system further includes means for resuming, presentation of the content data after presenting the one or more particular additional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Barton
  • Patent number: 11778278
    Abstract: A server includes a relay unit relaying transmission of video data related to a live-stream from a user terminal where the video data is generated to a user terminal where the video data is reproduced, a gift generation unit generating a gift based on a part of the live-stream recorded while the video data is reproduced, and a processing unit performing processing for giving the generated gift to a distributor of the live-stream while the video data is reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: 17LIVE JAPAN INC.
    Inventor: Nagisa Tashiro
  • Patent number: 11765438
    Abstract: An example method for providing an interactive advertisement in association with a media presentation comprises storing a commercial identifier in association with an interactive advertisement identifying a commercial associated with the interactive advertisement. The interactive advertisement is associated with interactive advertisement data comprising a related content identifier identifying a related content object. Before a commercial segment begins, a list of commercials to be provided during the commercial segment is received comprising the commercial identifier. After determining that the commercial associated with the interactive advertisement is to be provided during the commercial segment and responsive to determining that the commercial segment is eligible for hosting the interactive advertisement, providing at least a portion of the interactive advertisement data, the portion of the interactive advertisement data configured to provide access to the related content object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Chandler, Alex Wellen, Don Loheide, Rajin Persaud, Michael Koetter, Chris Hinton, Neda Davis, Laura Poffenberger
  • Patent number: 11765425
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes: a broadcast contents processing unit which is configured to request, when receiving a channel switching signal, broadcast contents of a switched channel and to display the transmitted broadcast contents of the switched channel on a first plane; a zapping advertisements processing unit which is configured to request a moving image zapping advertisement corresponding to the switched channel from a zapping advertisements server and to displays the received moving image zapping advertisement on a first plane; and a screen control unit which is configured to display the broadcast contents of the switched channel on the first plane after the moving image zapping advertisement is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: ZAPPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jong Soo Kim, Tae Yong Park, Dong Hyun Ku
  • Patent number: 11763343
    Abstract: A client system presents, within an execution environment of an application, a third-party media stream distinct from the application, received from a remote host server via a network. The client system detects interaction events during presentation of the third-party media stream, and transmits descriptions of the detected interaction events to the remote host server. The client system updates a data set with data corresponding to detected interaction events and generates, by application of an interaction heuristic to the data set, an interaction score indicative of a likelihood of engagement with the third-party media stream. The interaction score is provided to the application, which may then provide a reward based on the likelihood of engagement. In some implementations, the interaction heuristic is based on a number or frequency of interaction events, e.g., button utilization, screen taps, device motion, or screen changes detected during presentation of the received third-party media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Pasha Nahass, Arunkumar Balaraman, Tuna Toksoz
  • Patent number: 11758242
    Abstract: Systems and procedures which allow for the placement of advertisements in an optimized manner are presented. Systems may be provided which may be configured to optimize a media plan (either automatically or manually, or a combinations of both) using demographic vectors, and may display the optimization results in a quantifiable manner using terms and numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: FreeWheel Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerrit Niemeijer, Seth Haberman
  • Patent number: 11758246
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to filling video ad requests with video ad content that begins in a format incompatible with the mobile device that is requesting the ad content. In particular, it relates to accessing available on ad content, transcoding the ad content to a video stream and publishing the video stream to the mobile device that requested the head content. This sometimes requires synchronization between a player on the mobile device and the video stream transcoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Beachfront Media, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Kuehnl, Frank Sinton
  • Patent number: 11750712
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for automated presentation of entertaining content during detected wait times. A user may utilize a computing device to interact with online service providers. During interactions, events may occur that cause data loading, such as during streaming, requesting data processing, uploading or downloading content, or the like. A service provider may monitor these interactions to determine whether the data loading event causes a wait time. If so, the service provider may monitor the user and the user's device during the wait time to determine activities and interactions occurring during this wait time. A processing engine, such as a rules engine and/or machine learning engine, may utilize the monitored data to detect if the monitored data exceeds a threshold to determine the user is reacting negatively to the wait time. If so, the service provider may automate content delivery on the user's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Venkatesh Gnanasekaran
  • Patent number: 11743559
    Abstract: The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to access media data for a first three-dimensional (3D) immersive media experience including media tracks each including an associated series of samples of media data for a different component of the first 3D immersive media experience and derived immersive tracks, each comprising a set of derivation operations to perform to generate an associated series of samples of media data for a different component of a second 3D immersive media experience and perform, for each of the one or more derived immersive tracks, a derivation operation of the set of derivation operations by processing associated samples of the one or more media tracks as specified by the derivation operation to generate the associated series of samples of media data of the second 3D immersive media experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: MEDIATEK Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Lulin Chen
  • Patent number: 11740860
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) presenting first media content from a first source; (ii) encountering a trigger to switch from presenting the first media content from the first source to presenting second media content from a second source; (iii) determining a first loudness level of the first media content; (iv) determining a second loudness level of the second media content; (v) based on a difference between the first loudness level and the second loudness level, adjusting a loudness level of the second media content so as to generate modified media content having a third loudness level that is different from the second loudness level; and (vi) responsive to encountering the trigger, presenting the modified media content having the third loudness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Markus K. Cremer, Shashank Merchant, Aneesh Vartakavi
  • Patent number: 11735226
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for rendering augmented videos on mobile devices and computing environment with limited computational resources. The disclosed systems and methods provide a novel framework for performing automatic detection of surfaces in video frames resulting in the creation of a seamless in-video augmentation object experience for viewing users. The disclosed framework operates by leveraging available surfaces in digital content to show augmentation objects in compliance with various pre-established contextual and technical constraints. The disclosed framework evidences a streamlined, automatic and computationally efficient process(es) that modifies digital content at the surface level within the frames of the digital content based on the contextual and technical constraints, and the computational resources of the device augmented digital content is rendered on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Ad Tech LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Drury, Mike Cornell, Stephen Hodnicki, Benjamin Su, Kaypree Hodges, Raquel Rahmey
  • Patent number: 11727382
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media are provided for coordinating an interactive workflow between a first end user device having a first display and a first client application, and a second end user device having a second display and a second client application. In one example, a method comprises connecting the first end user device to a real-time database and setting a first listener on a field or table of the real-time database, connecting the second end user device to the real-time database and setting a second listener on the same or a different field or table of the real-time database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: MINDBODY, INC.
    Inventors: Bartley B. Powers, Ramses Eneko Alonso Cueva
  • Patent number: 11723003
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to a system and a method of remotely rendering artificial reality. In one approach, a console determines an expected transmission end time of a first session for wireless transmission of image data indicating an image of artificial reality to a head wearable display. In one approach, the console determines an expected process end time of generating additional data associated with the image of the artificial reality. In one approach, the console compares the expected transmission end time and the expected process end time. The console may transmit, to the head wearable display in the first session, the additional data together with the image data, in response to the expected process end time being less than the expected transmission end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Qi Qu, Dong Zheng, Gang Lu, William Louis Abbott, Nicholas Daniel Trail
  • Patent number: 11716510
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to generate reference signatures are disclosed. An example method includes collecting a first signature for media being presented to a plurality of households; crediting the media when the first signature matches a reference signature in a reference signature database; in response to determining that the first signature does not match a reference signature in the reference signature database and the first signature does not match an unidentified signature in an unknown signature database, storing the first signature in the unknown signature database; in response to determining that a second signature does not match the reference signature in the reference signature database and the second signature matches the unidentified signature in the unknown signature database, and increasing a count associated with the unidentified signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Tapse, Albert T. Borawski, Daniel Nelson
  • Patent number: 11695982
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a content casting method of an electronic device may comprise: an operation of obtaining a content list including a plurality of pieces of content information from an external server; an operation of selecting at least one piece of content from the content list on the basis of at least one of the state of a user, the type of content, and the state of an external electronic device; and an operation of transmitting information on the selected at least one piece of content to the external electronic device so as to cause the external electronic device to play the selected at least one piece of content through a short-range wireless network. Additional various embodiments identified through the specification are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventors: Seonho Lee, Hosung You, Kyungtae Kim, Bunam Jeon, Yoonjeong Choi, Taeho Ha
  • Patent number: 11689753
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for use of steganographically-encoded data as a basis to disambiguated a fingerprint-based channel-multimatch. A fingerprint-matching server or other entity could detect a channel-multi-match scenario by determining that query fingerprints representing media content being rendered by a content presentation device match reference fingerprints respectively representing multiple channels. In view of that detected channel-multi-match scenario, the content presentation device could then provide channel-identification information that the content presentation device extracts from a watermark that is steganographically encoded in the media content of the channel that the content presentation device is rendering, for use of the extracted channel-identification information to determine which channel the content presentation device is rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Shashank C. Merchant, Andrew L. Ashbacher
  • Patent number: 11689760
    Abstract: A method for comment information display includes steps described below: Comment information of a plurality of target videos in a video collection is acquired; a bullet comment file is generated according to the comment information; and in response to any target video in the video collection being played, the bullet comment file is loaded in segments according to a preset playing rule, and each piece of the comment information is displayed in a form of scrolling display of the bullet comment file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiheng Tian, Xiaolu Wang
  • Patent number: 11678029
    Abstract: This application provides a video labeling method performed by a server, and the method includes: receiving a video extraction instruction transmitted by a terminal, and obtaining a to-be-extracted video according to the video extraction instruction; extracting event information from video frames of the to-be-extracted video; forming at least one event information flow by using the event information; capturing, based on the at least one event information flow, at least one first clip that meets a plot trigger condition from the to-be-extracted video and obtaining a plot labeling tag of the at least one first clip; and transmitting the at least one first clip and the corresponding plot labeling tag to the terminal, wherein the terminal displays the at least one first clip and the corresponding plot labeling tag in a preset display region of a display interface in which the to-be-extracted video is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chengwei Zhu, Zixun Sun, Xiao Chen, Wentao Yao, Tingtian Li, Zirui Tu, Shuang Zhao, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 11675836
    Abstract: In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for managing playback of content delivered to a mobile device with a pause and resume functionality. The method and system including receiving delivered content on a mobile device, initiating playback of the delivered content, pausing playback of the content being delivered to the mobile device in response to an action and resuming delivery of the content upon a request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: DIRECTV, LLC
    Inventors: Kavi Maharajh, Bart MacNeil, Torin Walker
  • Patent number: 11671649
    Abstract: A content moving device which enables providing content stored on a first user device, such as a DVR, in a first format and resolution to be provided to a second user device, such as a portable media player (PMP) in a second format and resolution. The content moving device identifies content on the first user device as candidate content which may be desired by the PMP and receives the candidate content from the DVR. The content moving device transcodes the candidate content at times independent of a request from the PMP for the content. The content moving device may provide a list of available transcoded content to the PMP for selection, and provide selected content to the PMP. The content moving device may also provide information relating to any protection schemes of the content provided to the PMP, such as DRM rights and decryption keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Michael A. Grossman, Praveen N. Moorthy, Paul Moroney, Arjun Ramamurthy, Haifeng Xu
  • Patent number: 11669859
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate real-time advertisement verification. Advertisement media may be tagged with one or more tag identifiers. One or more remote probes may retrieve tag identifier(s) from advertisement media and output tag information to a centralized verification system. The centralized verification system may compare tag information retrieved from remote probes to expected advertisement placement parameters. The centralized verification system may verify that appropriate advertisement media has been spliced into expected channels or streams. When a splicing error has been detected, the centralized verification system may initiate changes to correct the splicing error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Milford, Xavier P. Denis, David A. Romrell
  • Patent number: 11669862
    Abstract: An audience proposal creator determines a target cost per thousand (CPM) baseline and a demographics CPM baseline for a deal offering audience spots, determines deal constraints based on a target CPM reduction goal, a demographics CPM cap, and the established parameters, and generates rates by selling title for each selling title-weeks for a duration of pending deal, and for each network of a plurality of networks based on the constraints. Target and demo audience rating estimates are acquired based on the target and demo applicable to the advertiser for the plurality of networks, and a distribution of the audience spots generated across the plurality of selling title-weeks, and networks based on the target audience rating estimates, a budget for the pending deal, the generated rates, and available inventory per selling title-weeks, and a proposal generated based on the distribution. An audience processor schedules audience spots across one or more networks for selling title-weeks based on the distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Wassim Samir Chaar, David James Benoit, José Antonio Carbajal Orozco
  • Patent number: 11669685
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented herein for providing a user with a notification or with access to live media on an audio/visual user entertainment system based on a user's conditional request for media content. The user may provide the condition of the request by speaking or by entering the condition of the request into an interactive interface. An identification application analyzes the elements of the user's request and generates a question. The application finds a live media stream with identifiers related to the elements and posts the generated question to a live chat forum associated with the live media stream. The application analyzes posts on the forum made by other users to determine if the condition of the user's request is met. When the application determines a post confirms the condition is met, the application generates a notification and provides the user access to the live media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Ankur Aher, Susanto Sen
  • Patent number: 11671472
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a voice agent for sidebars during virtual meetings are provided. In an Example, a system including a non-transitory computer-readable medium, a communications interface, and a processor is provided. The processor configured to execute processor-executable instructions stored in the non-transitory computer-readable medium to: establish a video conference, receive, from a first client device, a request for a sidebar meeting, and transmit to the first client device: a first set of audio and video streams corresponding to a main meeting, and a second set of audio and video streams corresponding to the sidebar meeting. The processor may be configured to identify, by a voice agent, an attention cue in an audio stream from the first set of audio and video streams, and generate, by the voice agent, an alert based on the attention cue identified in the audio stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Waibel
  • Patent number: 11657645
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes receiving query fingerprint data representing content received by a content-presentation device. The method also includes comparing at least a first portion of the query fingerprint data with at least one first reference fingerprint data set, where each first reference fingerprint data set corresponds with a respective channel. The method also includes determining that the query fingerprint data does not match any of the at least one first reference fingerprint data sets. The method also includes responsive to the determining, comparing at least a second portion of the query fingerprint data with second reference fingerprint data representing a modifiable content-segment. The method also includes detecting a match between at least the second portion of the query fingerprint data and the second reference fingerprint data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Laurence Ashbacher, Steven Michael Cormie, Stefanos Christakis Liassides