Based On Demographics Or Geographical Area Patents (Class 725/35)
  • Patent number: 11962866
    Abstract: Information display and processing methods and apparatuses, a device, and a medium are provided. The information display method includes: in cases where the playback mode of a target multimedia resource is a non-immersive playback mode, receiving key event information from a server, the key event information being used to indicate that, on the basis of resource data of the target multimedia resource, it has been determined that a key event has occurred; and displaying, on the playback screen of the target multimedia resource, event notification information corresponding to the key event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Xuan, Yingke Wang, Wenjing Liu
  • Patent number: 11962821
    Abstract: A media content packaging and distribution system that generates a plurality of disparate live media output streams to be viewed on a plurality of consumer devices, receives a programming schedule for a channel from a network scheduler. The programming schedule corresponds to a first manifest associated with a first pre-encoded media asset. Information related to a plurality of media segments from the first pre-encoded media asset indicated in the first manifest is inserted into a live output stream manifest. Transition occurs between first media segments of the plurality of media segments from a first data source to second media segments of the plurality of media segments from a second data source, different from the first data source, where the transition is based on additional information. Based on the transition, a disparate live media output stream is generated for a channel viewable on a consumer device via a media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11954703
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes allocating to an advertisement campaign, planned bookings for certain time periods and for certain digital displays from an Out Of Home inventory. The method also allocates, by a real-time bidding process, unplanned bookings to the time periods. Forecasts of unplanned bookings demand are taken into account in allocating planned bookings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: VIOOH LIMITED
    Inventors: Carrie Ward, Ludovic Menard, Borahn Tarridec, Andrew Block
  • Patent number: 11949936
    Abstract: A method of targeting of advertising content for a consumer product is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining consumer demographic data from a first server over a network, the consumer demographic data including a plurality of demographic attributes for each person among a plurality of persons; obtaining product purchaser data for a plurality of product purchasers of the consumer product from a second server over the network, each product purchaser among the plurality of product purchasers being among the plurality of persons; and enriching the purchaser data with the consumer demographic data. The method further comprises enriching viewing data with consumer demographic data; and selecting viewed media among the aggregated viewed media having the highest similarity to the product purchasers as target media for the advertising content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: ADAP.TV, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Kitts, Dyng Au, Sih Huseyin Ulger
  • Patent number: 11948172
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for utilizing a content recommendation system powering a streaming media publisher channel to enhance an ad creative being shown to the user via awareness or performance campaigns. This method allows the platform to present the most relevant hyper-personalized in-channel content to the publisher platform users in endemic banners that run on the platform which then correspondingly helps drive user reach. An example embodiment operates by implementing personalized content banners that may act as a hook for channel users opening their streaming device, both active and lapsed, to enter back into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehul Sanghavi, Rohit Mahto, Kelly Lee, Madhulika Taneja
  • Patent number: 11943505
    Abstract: System, methods, and non-transitory, machine-readable media to facilitate state-based content composite generation with respect to digitally distributed content are disclosed. Electronic communications received via interfaces may be detected. Signals of events that are specified for digital distribution from events may be detected. Data changes that are generated based on an event may be detected. A specification of criteria that apply to the data changes may be identified. A content composite may be created. An adaptable content object may be identified. The adaptable content object may be configured with a content object so that the content composite. The content composite may be output for presentation so that the endpoint media device performs an operation relating to the content composite. A signal corresponding to the operation that is indicative of activation of an interface option may be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert Sadler, Timothy Meyer, Christopher Kuhrt, Jesse Montgomery, Shaun Ryan
  • Patent number: 11941046
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for generating search results based on contextual information are provided. In some implementations, a method for presenting search results is provided, the method comprising: receiving, using a hardware processor, a query related to media that is currently being presented; identifying a program that is currently being presented; identifying a plurality of keywords associated with the identified program; determining one or more of the plurality of keywords that are contextually relevant to the query; obtaining a plurality of search results based on the query and the one or more contextually relevant keywords; and causing at least one of the plurality of search results to be presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ingrid McAulay Trollope, Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 11941665
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an advertisement marketplace where buyers and sellers can trade linear mediacast advertisement inventory programmatically at local, national, and/or worldwide levels. The marketplace system may include a seller-controlled marketplace system which connects sellers with buyers and offers revenue management tools for optimizing yields across direct and programmatic channels. The advertisement inventory is bought and sold as canonical inventory units which group similar but discrete advertisement slots together. The marketplace system may include a real-time bidding (RTB) adapter through which digital advertising buyers may place bids for such inventory units using standard protocols utilized in digital RTB systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: WideOrbit LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Wallace Box, David Bridges, Brian M. Burdick, Geoffrey P. Coco, Ian P. Ferreira, Paul Jaffe, Alfred Lawrence Shiels, Brian Thoman, Sean Trigony
  • Patent number: 11910061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining emotional responses to videos, generating emotional arc based on the responses and reactions, and determining the type and/or point of insertion of secondary content based on the determined emotional responses are disclosed. The methods display primary content to a plurality of users and determine their emotional response as they consume the primary content. An average emotional arc is generated based on the determined emotional response and it is compared to a current emotional arc generated based on emotional response from a current user. When values of the current emotional are within a predefined range of the average emotional arc at a particular play position in the timeline of the primary content, a secondary content that is designated for the value of the current emotional arc is inserted in the primary content at the particular play position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Mona Singh
  • Patent number: 11910046
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to verify and/or correct media lineup information are disclosed. Disclosed example apparatus include means for determining reference media, the means for determining reference media to identify a plurality of first signatures in a database that matches a plurality of second signatures included in media presentation data representative of media output by a media device in response to a mismatch between the media presentation data and reference data associated with first reference media corresponding to a first station, the plurality of second signatures generated from the media output by the media device; and determine second reference media corresponding to the plurality of first signatures; and means for storing the media presentation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: F. Gavin McMillan
  • Patent number: 11901062
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to methods and systems for playback of adaptive music corresponding to an athletic activity. A user input is received from a user selecting an existing song for audible playback to the user, the song comprising a plurality of audio layers including at least a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. Augmented playback of the existing song to the user is initiated by audibly providing the first layer but not the second layer. Physical activity information derived from a sensor corresponding to a real-time physical activity level of a user is received. If the physical activity level of the user is above a first activity level threshold, the augmented playback of the existing song is continued by audibly providing the first layer and the second layer to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Fraga, Harold L. Lindstrom, Jr., Willoughby H. Walling, Christopher Andon, Kristopher J. Schultz, Eric S. McGary
  • Patent number: 11887152
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and programs are presented for determining exposure rate. One method includes an operation for operation for receiving a request, from a client device, for a value of an exposure rate of a zone within a webpage, the request comprising at least one search parameter and information about a viewport of the presented webpage. A check is made to determine if the exposure rate has been previously calculated. When the exposure rate has not been previously calculated, a visibility height of the zone is calculated and stored in a memory. When the exposure rate has been calculated, the visibility height is retrieved from the memory. Recordings of members accessing the webpage are analyzed to determine when the visibility height of the zone is visible in member devices accessing the webpage. The exposure rate of the zone is calculated based on the determinations of visibility of the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Content Square SAS
    Inventors: Antoine Guo, Stephen Lemaistre, Sylvain Cousquer
  • Patent number: 11887237
    Abstract: A system to dynamically generate and cause display of composite user identifiers is described. Embodiments of the present disclosure related to systems for: receiving an identification of a user profile from a client device; retrieving user identifiers associated with the user profile and a user profile associated with the client device; selecting an animation script from among a plurality of animation scripts, the animation script including a set of graphical elements; generating a composite user identifier based on the user identifiers associated with the user profile and the user profile associated with the client device; and causing display of a presentation of the composite user identifier at the client device, wherein the presentation is based on the animation script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Celia Nicole Mourkogiannis, Jeremy Voss
  • Patent number: 11882335
    Abstract: The user can respond to a media segment wherein the media segment may be associated with a schedulable event. Software on the device can then schedule the event into an electronic calendar system, and/or may use data associated with the media segment. At the appropriate time, the electronic calendar system may notify the user of the scheduled broadcast and/or event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: STRATOSAUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, John Phillip Hansen, Thomas Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 11876776
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes receiving, from a first content-presentation device, a request for supplemental content for use in connection with performing a content-modification operation; identifying a download conflict between the first content-presentation device and a second content-presentation device having a same IP address as the first content-presentation device; and providing, to the first content-presentation device, a response to the request, with the request including a download delay instruction. Reception of the download delay instruction by the first content-presentation device causes the first content-presentation device to wait until a condition associated with the download delay instruction is satisfied before downloading a supplemental content item specified in the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Grover
  • Patent number: 11871081
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining emotional responses to videos, generating emotional arc based on the responses and reactions, and determining the type and/or point of insertion of secondary content based on the determined emotional responses are disclosed. The methods display primary content to a plurality of users and determine their emotional response as they consume the primary content. An average emotional arc is generated based on the determined emotional response and it is compared to a current emotional arc generated based on emotional response from a current user. When values of the current emotional are within a predefined range of the average emotional arc at a particular play position in the timeline of the primary content, a secondary content that is designated for the value of the current emotional arc is inserted in the primary content at the particular play position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Mona Singh
  • Patent number: 11863830
    Abstract: System for interacting with objects within rendered scenes in motion ranking, comprising: a server including a computer including a display device; a pointing device; at least one database communicating with the computer and including data for rendering scenes in motion on the display device, the scenes in motion including at least one video object, and data representing the at least one video object within the scenes in motion; wherein the video object is a visual component of the scenes in motion; an object inventory database communicating with the computer and containing information describing a location of said at least one video object within each of at least one image frame within the scenes in motion; wherein manipulation of the pointing device slows a display speed of the scenes in motion being rendered on the display device allowing a user to select a given video object within the scenes in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Armin Moehrle
  • Patent number: 11863604
    Abstract: Technologies for audiovisual communication include an audiovisual server and a number of audiovisual client devices, including a presenter device and a number of audience devices. Each audience device captures an audiovisual stream and transmits the audiovisual stream to the audiovisual server. Each audience device also captures sensor input data such as eye tracking data or facial expression data and transmits abstracted sensor input data to the audiovisual server. The abstracted sensor input data may be based on the captured audiovisual stream. The audiovisual server determines an interestingness rating associated with each audience device based on the sensor input data, and selects one or more audiovisual streams based on the interestingness ratings. The audiovisual server transmits the selected audiovisual streams to the presenter device. The audiovisual server may update the interestingness rating algorithm based on feedback from the presenter device or the audience devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sigal Louchheim, Omer Ben-Shalom
  • Patent number: 11856255
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for selecting ads for a video. The program and method provide for receiving a request for an ad to insert into a video playing on a client device, the request including a first content identifier that identifies a first type of content included in the video; determining a set of content identifiers associated with the first content identifier, the set of content identifiers identifying second types of content to filter with respect to providing the ad in response to the request; selecting an ad from among plural ads, by filtering ads tagged with a second content identifier included in the set of content identifiers; and providing the selected ad as a response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: John Cain Blackwood, Chinmay Lonkar, David B. Lue, Kevin Lee Penner
  • Patent number: 11838453
    Abstract: Interactive video game content for a video game is streamed to a client device using a first streaming protocol configured for low-latency streaming. When an indication of non-interactive content to be inserted into the video game is detected, streaming of the interactive video game content to the client device is paused and the non-interactive content is streamed to the client device using a second streaming protocol configured for adaptive bitrate streaming. Upon receiving an indication that streaming of the non-interactive content to the client device has ended, streaming of the interactive content to the client device is resumed using the first streaming protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Phillips
  • Patent number: 11838570
    Abstract: A loudness normalization method includes receiving data for playback of content from a server in response to a user's request to play back the content; normalizing the loudness of the content by adjusting the volume output level of a player using volume level metadata of the content included in the received data; and providing the content by playing audio of the content based on the adjusted volume output level of the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignees: NAVER CORPORATION, GAUDIO LAB, INC.
    Inventors: Seongcheol Jo, Taek Su An, Sung Hyun Kang, JiUng Lee, Byung Gyou Choi, Jeongsoo Hur, Hyeonsu Seo, Taegyu Lee, Hyun Oh Oh
  • Patent number: 11830224
    Abstract: This application discloses a page displaying method and apparatus, an electronic device and a storage medium, relating to the technical field of computer vision, including: extracting a theme color from an image of a page to be displayed, and determining a coloration attribute of the theme color, where the coloration attribute is a chromatic attribute, or the coloration attribute is a non-chromatic attribute; and adjusting the page to be displayed according to the coloration attribute and displaying the page. Various pages are adjusted and displayed based on different coloration attributes of the theme color, thus avoiding a disadvantage related to lack of flexibility caused by filtering the theme color by a preset filtering range in related art, realizing diversity and flexibility in displaying for various pages, avoiding the disadvantage of distortion of images caused by simple filtering, and improving the reliability and accuracy of page display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen Chen, Zengyao Pang, Ge Song, Yinghao Du
  • Patent number: 11825143
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing personalized media content by a personalized media content delivery system are disclosed. One method includes identifying a user of an information handling device associated with the personalized media content delivery system utilizing user identification data. A user profile that is associated with the identified user may then be accessed. The user profile may contain one or more content viewing preferences of the user. One or more articles of media content stored in a content database associated with the user's content viewing preferences may be determined. A personalized media stream containing these articles of media content may then be assembled and subsequently provided to the user on a digital channel of an application platform running on the information handling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: DISCOVERY.COM, LLC
    Inventor: Andrea Fanfani
  • Patent number: 11822560
    Abstract: Users are most likely to search for documents “around” them, such as documents which are created, read, or modified by other users they work closely or collaborate with, documents on sites the user frequents, and/or documents trending around them, in addition to documents they've created or interacted with themselves. Therefore, embodiments are directed to relevance ranking of query results based on external context. A search service may receive a query and an external context list, determine a relevance value for each entry in the external context list, and perform the query, where a search index comprising items may be returned in response to performance of the query. The search service may then match entries in the external context list against associated properties of the items, compute a score for the items based on the matching, and rank results of the query based on the score computed for the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Torbjorn Helvik, Oystein Fledsberg, Lars Hagen
  • Patent number: 11817941
    Abstract: A system comprises an intermediate communication platform that provides an interface to an Internet network; and a first server including: a port operatively coupled to the intermediate communication platform, processing circuitry, and a service application for execution by the processor. The service application is configured to: receive geographic location information of a radio receiver via the intermediate communication platform; determine one or more radio broadcasts available to the radio receiver according to the geographic location information; and send metadata for the radio broadcast, the metadata including an indication whether content of the radio broadcast is suitable for an audio fingerprinting process to the radio receiver via the intermediate communication platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: iBiquity Digital Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Venezia
  • Patent number: 11812074
    Abstract: Systems and methods for inserting auxiliary content slots within portions of media assets determined to be of interest to users. Segments of a media asset being viewed by a user are identified as being of particular interest to the user, with reference to a stored set of user preferences. User preferences may be consulted to determine which of these segments may be of likely interest to the viewer. Slots for auxiliary content, such as an advertisement, are then added to those segments deemed to be of likely interest. Auxiliary content such as ads may accordingly be displayed to a user at points within media assets at which the user is more likely to be paying attention, increasing the likelihood that auxiliary content will be viewed and perhaps interacted with by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Padmassri Chandrashekar, Daina Emmanuel
  • Patent number: 11805295
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to selectively stream content based on parental control ratings. At a client device, a manifest identifying sequential segments of a media asset and versions of a particular segment of the sequential segments may be received, and a graphical user interface may be generated for display to simultaneously depict a respective portion of each respective version of the particular segment and respective selectable options associated with each respective version of the particular segment. A selection of a first option may be received that is associated with a first version of the particular segment, and during playing of the media asset, in response to determining that the particular segment is the next segment to be played, the first version of the particular segment may be requested from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Dhiman, Ashish Gupta, Vaibhav Gupta, Senthil Kumar Karuppasamy
  • Patent number: 11800061
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein generally provide for the compensation of asset providers and/or communications network providers for the non-consumption of assets provided with programming. In this regard, when users elect not to consume the assets associated with the programming, the asset provider loses the opportunity to present their assets to such non-consuming users and is thereby injured in relation to the price they have paid for the delivery of their assets. In one arrangement, a reporting module at a customer device is operative to identify when a user skips an asset and report that skip event to the network. This information may then be utilized to adjust the bill of the asset provider and/or to bill the user associated with the skip event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Downey, Bruce J. Anderson, Daniel C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11792490
    Abstract: A content management system and method for use of same is disclosed. In one embodiment of the system, the set-top box is configured to receive a source signal which includes a stream of network programming having time slots interposed therein. The set-top box detects signaling data indicative of a designated time slot within the network programming and responsive thereto, interposes content stored at the set-top box at the designated time slot within the network programming. The set-top box then forwards the interposed content to the display. Following the forwarding of the interposed content, the set-top box returns to receiving network programming and forwarding the network programming to the display. The set-top box also provides confirmation of the displayed interposed content to a server, which may map the confirmation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, William C. Fang
  • Patent number: 11782585
    Abstract: A playlist interface is provided for display on a user device, the playlist interface comprising a selectable indicator located after a first media item in a playlist, the selectable indicator presented in the playlist interface after the first media item to indicate that, upon selection, a second media item is to be added after the first media item in the playlist, wherein the second media item is an interstitial. Upon a user selection of the selectable indicator located after the first media item in the playlist interface, a plurality of user interface (UI) elements are caused to be presented to allow a user of the user device to specify configuration parameters for the interstitial being added to the playlist. User input is received for at least a subset of the plurality of UI elements to specify the configuration parameters for the interstitial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Toff, Rushabh Ashok Doshi, Dror Shimshowitz, Thomas Benton Bridgwater
  • Patent number: 11782822
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium having program instructions configured, when executed by at least one server computer, to cause said at least one server computer to perform a method implemented in a content management system (CMS) for managing content types across multiple content spaces, said method including the following method operations: receiving, through a template creation interface, a selection of content types of a source content space; generating a template having said selection of content types, and storing said template to a template library; receiving a command to install the template into a destination content space; responsive to said command, installing the content types of the template into the destination content space, and establishing a link between the destination content space and the template such that the installed content types are identified as being managed via the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Contentful GmbH
    Inventors: Paolo Negri, Andrew Grant, Farruco Sanjurjo, Thomas Spiesser, Grace Gross
  • Patent number: 11765416
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for classifying media accounts of a media system into different demographic buckets based on media content data associated with the media accounts, where media content associated with a media account can be accessed by a plurality of members in a household of the media account. A demographic classifier can receive a plurality of media accounts, a plurality of sets of probability scores corresponding to the plurality of media accounts, and a plurality of demographic buckets. The demographic classifier can further estimate, based on public available information, an approximate number of media accounts of the plurality of media accounts belonging to a specific demographic bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Soudipta Das, Venkata Yerubandi, Ricardo Vasqez-Sierra, Bhaskar Parvathaneni, Mithal Kothari, Gregory Enriquez, Raghavendra Sunku
  • Patent number: 11765417
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of selecting and acknowledging content to broadcast. A system can receive, at a first time, a request for content to broadcast identifying a content publisher. The system can obtain cluster data of the content publisher corresponding to a first time, the cluster data identifying content selection metrics based on predicted characteristics of the cluster corresponding to the first time. The system can determine a subset of content items having cluster filtering criteria that satisfy the content selection metrics. The system can rank the subset of content items based on the content selection metrics to create an ordered list of content items. The system can transmit data identifying the order of the content items to the content publisher. The content publisher can insert the content into a broadcast in the order identified by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Charles Alexander Solarski, David Andrew Brown, Stella Loh, Akshay Lal, Tyrone Hidekazu Nakahara
  • Patent number: 11758220
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling whether to have a content-presentation device dynamically replace a modifiable content segment, such as a replaceable ad, that is upcoming on a channel being received by the content-presentation device. An example method includes a computing system determining, based on objectionable-content data established from user input and/or channel-changing history, whether the modifiable content segment is objectionable as to the content-presentation device. And the example method then includes, based at least on the determination of whether the determined modifiable content segment is objectionable as to the content-presentation device, the computing system controlling whether to have the content-presentation device dynamically replace the modifiable content segment with a replacement content segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Grover, Nick Hammett
  • Patent number: 11757992
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for synchronizing the simultaneous presentation of multimedia content across multiple devices. An example embodiment operates by generating a multimedia content synchronization request configured to instruct a second media device to synchronize a presentation of multimedia content on the second media device with a first media device. The multimedia content synchronization request can include, for example, a deep link indicative of a channel of the multimedia content, a position of the multimedia content, and a state of the multimedia content to start the presentation of the multimedia content. Subsequently, the example embodiment operates by transmitting the multimedia content synchronization request to the second media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Raul Huertas, Viktor Sergiienko, Jeffrey Paul Anderson
  • Patent number: 11758004
    Abstract: A system and method for providing recommendations based on current user interests. The method includes identifying at least one current variable, wherein each current variable is associated with a user device or a user; determining, based on the identified at least one current variable, at least one current user interest of a user profile, the user profile including at least one contextual insight, wherein each contextual insight is based on at least one signature for at least one multimedia content element associated with the user; searching for at least one multimedia content element that matches the at least one current user interest; and causing a display of the at least one matching content item as a recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Cortica Ltd.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev, Yehoshua Y. Zeevi
  • Patent number: 11750854
    Abstract: Specific transmission mechanisms and processes are provided to support real-time addressable asset delivery in satellite broadcast networks including satellite television networks. A satellite network (100) includes a satellite (102) that transmits a satellite transmission (106) to a terrestrial receiver (104), such as a satellite dish. The satellite dish (104) is associated with a UED (108) such as a television with a set top box. The satellite transmission (106) includes a number of MUXs (107). One or more of the MUXs (107) includes a programming channel and associated asset channels. Addressable asset options can be delivered at UEDs by hopping from a programming channel to an asset channel at an asset delivery opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel C. Wilson, Bruce J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11748646
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory device communicatively coupled to the processor. The system also includes a database communicatively coupled to the processor. The database is configured to store a first plurality of prediction sets. Each prediction set is associated with a respective individual within a first population. Each prediction set comprises a plurality of prediction results, and each prediction result corresponds to a selected one of a plurality of features. The processor is configured to receive a request for a distribution value associated with a selected feature and one or more parameters. The distribution value indicate how often the selected feature appears in a second population of individuals, the second population being defined by the one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Zoomph, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mathew, John William Seaman, Jorge Luis Vasquez, Reza Ali Manouchehri, Lee Evan Kohn
  • Patent number: 11743543
    Abstract: A media system, receives a received sequence of media content, for presentation at the media system and generates a comparison fingerprint of the received sequence of media content. The comparison fingerprint is for comparison with a plurality of reference fingerprints so as to identify the received sequence of media content. The media system sends a request for identification of additional content to a server system. The request is based at least in part on the comparison fingerprint. The media system receives a response to the request, including information enabling additional content to be selected for display at the media system based at least in part on the identification of the received sequence of media content, and presents a displayed sequence of media content that includes at least a portion of the received sequence of media content and at least a portion of the additional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 11720923
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for determining personalized timing for generating for display advertisements to users. Rather than an expert determining time segments of a media asset most suitable for presenting advertisements to users, the most suitable time segments in a media asset for presenting advertisements to users may be customized based on a user's profile information and/or the user's level of engagement in a media asset. The media guidance application may parse a media asset into multiple time segments and determine one or more time segments associated with metadata that matches content characteristics preferred by the user. One or more advertisements may be presented to the user in these time segments determined by the media guidance application instead of the time segments determined by the expert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 11710156
    Abstract: This document describes the collection, generation, distribution, and management of online web content. The devices, systems, and methods described herein can be used to collect and generate online web content and communications. Specifically, the disclosed devices and systems may be employed to produce one or more marketing and/or advertising campaigns, as well as for monitoring, managing, defining the efficiency, effectiveness, and workability of the campaign with respect to generating user engagement, thereby accurately determining the cost benefits of the campaign. The analytic results provided may then be used to guide the generation of original web content, such as for the purposes of enhancing customer or follower experience, driving business, and for driving advertising campaigns. Alternatively, web content that is in the public domain, and determined to perform well, can be reproduced, referenced, or otherwise referred to, in the context of promoting or presenting the user's web content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Soci, Inc.
    Inventors: Afif Khoury, Alo Sarv, Matthew William Maybeno
  • Patent number: 11709905
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing search results. An expert search thread associated with a search term is received. A first query from a first user based on the search term is received, and a set of results to the first query is provided, where the set of results includes the expert search thread. A credibility score is determined for the expert search thread. A second query is received from a second user based on the search term. A placement of the expert search thread in a set of results for the second query is determined based on the credibility score for the expert search thread, and the set of results for the second query is provided to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Brandstetter
  • Patent number: 11689773
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing a live poll with a video presentation. In particular, the systems and methods described herein provide a video stream received from a broadcaster client device to one or more viewer client devices. Additionally, the systems and methods described herein provide a live poll to the one or more viewer client devices together with the video stream. The systems and methods receive poll responses from the one or more viewer client devices, compile poll results based on the received responses, and provide the poll responses to the broadcaster client device and the one or more viewer client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: George Lewis Kedenburg, III
  • Patent number: 11683543
    Abstract: A system is provided for publishing a disparate live media output stream manifest that includes one or more media segments corresponding to key events. A start and stop time is obtained for a pre-produced media asset from a live playout system synchronized to a reference clock. Based on a reference time of the reference clock and play events from the live playout system, a normalized event metadata is converted from a play time of pre-produced media asset metadata to the reference time. The play events exists for the pre-produced media asset as start and stop times per the pre-produced media asset support inclusion of non-programming content and restart of the pre-produced media asset during a playout. Start and end messages are transmitted for publishing the normalized event metadata each time the pre-produced media asset is started and stopped during the playout in a disparate live media output stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11676173
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and programs are presented for determining exposure rate. One method includes an operation for operation for receiving a request, from a client device, for a value of an exposure rate of a zone within a webpage, the request comprising at least one search parameter and information about a viewport of the presented webpage. A check is made to determine if the exposure rate has been previously calculated. When the exposure rate has not been previously calculated, a visibility height of the zone is calculated and stored in a memory. When the exposure rate has been calculated, the visibility height is retrieved from the memory. Recordings of members accessing the webpage are analyzed to determine when the visibility height of the zone is visible in member devices accessing the webpage. The exposure rate of the zone is calculated based on the determinations of visibility of the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Content Square SAS
    Inventors: Antoine Guo, Stephen Lemaistre, Sylvain Cousquer
  • Patent number: 11677997
    Abstract: An example apparatus to monitor media that is presented via a mobile device includes: an application monitor to determine when media presentation software is being executed by the mobile device; and a metering information collector to collect at least one of a signature or a code of the media presented by the media presentation software based on the media presentation software being executed by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: David H. Wright, Kamal Nasser, Jeff L. Herrmann, Arun Ramaswamy, Brian Scott Mello
  • Patent number: 11669873
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the order of commercial products in connection with the display of media content, whereby a player comprises a media production component and an interactive e-commerce component embedded therein. The player with the e-commerce component can be virally copied and propagated from one web page to any number of other web pages. A method for presenting advertisements for commercial products in video productions, whereby the commercial product is placed in the video production as an element of the video production. A viewer is enabled to interact with the video production to select the product. Information is then displayed about the selected product; and the viewer is enabled to purchase the selected product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: AiBUY, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Briggs, Heath McBurnett, Delfino Galindo, Jr., Freddy Knuth
  • Patent number: 11659054
    Abstract: A media stream includes multiple spot blocks representing portions of time assigned to particular media content, where some of the plurality of spot blocks include primary media content, and others include advertising content. The media stream also includes a contextual marker embedded in at least one of the spot blocks. The contextual marker includes information used by a media player to transmit a tracking call in response to reading the contextual marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel N. MacTiernan, Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn, David C. Jellison, Jr., Jeffrey James Bengel, Todd Louis Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11659246
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system (MPDS) communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles media content distribution via a content delivery network, to a client device associated with a user: identifies candidate time intervals in programming media content played at the client device based on at least a request received from the client device. The MPDS retrieves media content from a media store in the MPDS. The media content is retrieved based on at least one of the user intent information and a plurality of targeting parameters associated with the user. The MPDS dynamically generates personalized media content that corresponds to the candidate time intervals in the programming media content and further instructs playback of the dynamically generated personalized media content at the identified candidate time intervals based on the specified version of the programming media content played at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11647238
    Abstract: According to examples, a system for generating and delivering enhanced content utilizing remote rendering and data streaming is described. The system may include a processor and a memory storing instructions. The processor, when executing the instructions, may cause the system to transmit a selected engagement content item for transmission to a user device and receive an indication of interest relating to the selected engagement content item. The processor, when executing the instructions, may then select, based on the received indication of interest, an enhanced content item, process the enhanced to content item to generate a stream of content data associated with the enhanced content item and transmit the stream of content data associated with the enhanced content item to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: META PLATFORMS, INC.
    Inventors: Rakesh Ravuru, Brian Fox, Keenan Christopher Pridmore, Miguel Angel Perez, Xin Zhou, Adetunji Toritseju Olojede, Kyle Scot Shank, Robert Thomas Moakler, Nikhil Girish Nawathe, Lara Jessamine Andrews, Tatiana Borrell Peck, Rotem Druker, Siqi Huang, Siyi Wang, Hoang Viet Nguyen