Operator Interface Patents (Class 725/37)
  • Patent number: 11412309
    Abstract: A method for managing connections of a multimedia content processing device having at least two different connections for providing at least one function. The method includes the following acts, implemented on the processing device: receiving a request to process multimedia content; analyzing the request so as to extract therefrom at least one characteristic of the content; obtaining a current connection for the at least one function of the device; verifying appropriateness of the at least one characteristic of the content in relation to the current connection; and, depending on the results of the verification, emitting a warning message in order to alter the current connection for the at least one function of the device to a new current connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Martin Conan, Jean-Bernard Leduby
  • Patent number: 11405678
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a live streaming interactive method, apparatus, electronic device, server and storage medium, so as to at least solve the problem of single function of live video streaming. The method includes invoking preset animation information corresponding to a preset operation instruction in response to the preset operation instruction reaching a preset condition. The method includes rendering the preset animation information to obtain a preset animation. The method includes displaying the preset animation on a current live streaming interface. The preset operation instruction is used to express emotions to a first user corresponding to a first user account, and the first user account is a user account with preset permissions in a current live streaming room corresponding to the current live streaming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DAJIA INTERNET INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenjian Geng
  • Patent number: 11405674
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to identify media for ahead of time watermark encoding. An example apparatus includes a processor to determine a first identifier associated with first media based on a query including the first identifier, a first scheduled broadcast time of the first media, and a first duration of the first media; and a comparator to: in response to determining a database includes a second identifier associated with second media, determine whether a second duration of the second media at a second scheduled broadcast time overlaps the first duration of the first media at the first scheduled broadcast time; and in response to determining that the second duration of the second media at the second scheduled broadcast time does not overlap the first duration of the first media at the first scheduled broadcast time, store the first identifier in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Khaldun Karazoun
  • Patent number: 11376094
    Abstract: Medical software tools platform utilizes a surgical display to provide access to specific medical software tools, such as medically-oriented applications or widgets, that can assist those in the operating room, such as a surgeon or surgical team, with a surgery. For various embodiments, the medical software tools platform and its associated medical software tools are presented on a surgical display (e.g., being utilized in an operating room) over an image stream provided by a surgical camera (e.g., in use in the operating room or with other endoscopic procedures). Various medical software tools can provide features and functions that can facilitate integration of equipment in an operating room or add medical context awareness to anatomic structures presented in the image stream from the surgical camera and provide archived information pertaining to the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Jack Wade
  • Patent number: 11372531
    Abstract: System, method, and computer product embodiments for controlling a display device's display settings from a computing device's touch-based user interface are described. In an embodiment, the computing device establishes a wireless connectivity with the display device. The computing device sends a command generated to query information related to the display setting. Then, the computing device receives the queried information from the display device. The computing device configures a graphical user interface (GUI) with the queried information to display configurations of the display settings on the touchscreen. The configurations include the display settings currently configured in the display device. The computing device further enables, within GUI, a displayed configuration from the display configurations to be calibrated by one or more touch gestures on the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Shaw-Jong Liu, James Harold Shaw, Anita Ranganath, Gregory S. Gates, Michael Chin-Ming Fu, Matthew Wee, Kevin Ralph Cooper, Charles L. Smith, Harold Sun
  • Patent number: 11375269
    Abstract: A media guidance application is provided by which users can define rules for assigning user equipment devices as destinations for media content. For example, a user may define a rule by which selected media content having attributes that satisfy a user-defined condition are downloaded, recorded, or streamed to a particular, user-specified user equipment device. The user may define and manage rules using media guidance menus, and may restrict other users from accessing the rules (e.g., parents restricting children).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Bryant, Edgar A. Fereira
  • Patent number: 11372542
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a standalone computer through a separate touch screen input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ALGOTEC SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Ron Grosberg
  • Patent number: 11363106
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to, in general, combination of temporal resource activity data and resource transmission. Typically, a system configured to concatenate time dependent sequential activity data structures such that resource transmission for an impending resource activity may be performed at an antecedent resource activity associated with the sequential activity data structures, is provided. In some embodiments, based on analyzing a trigger signal, the system is configured to identify a first resource activity initiated by the user. The system may then modify the first resource activity at the first networked device, in order to link a second resource activity with the first resource activity such that the second resource activity is initiated concurrently with the first resource activity prior to the second time interval associated with the second resource activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Govinda Rajulu Nelluri
  • Patent number: 11347785
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computing device for receiving a request to load at least one new media content item on a personal media device. The size of the at least one new media content item is compared with the amount of storage space remaining on the personal media device to determine if the personal media device has sufficient available storage space. If the personal media device does not have sufficient available storage space, a relative weight associated with at least one old media content item stored on the personal media device is ascertained, the relative weight corresponding to a likelihood that the at least one old media content item will be rendered on the personal media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eric N. Klein, Jr., Joshua D. Hug
  • Patent number: 11324953
    Abstract: A patient control is disclosed that facilitates operation of an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Rondoni, Blake D. Johnson, Quan Ni
  • Patent number: 11297376
    Abstract: A set-top box with interactive features and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box receives various types of set-top box data such as information about display-based interactions with the set-top box, information about a plurality of amenities on a residential property co-located with the set-top box, and information from a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device interacting with the set-top box. The set-top box may render a map view of the property based on obtained map data. The map view may include an interactive graphical representation of the residential property and be annotated with at least a portion of the set-top box data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11278814
    Abstract: A game system, a game method, and a game program, which allow the user to enjoy a game with peace of mind even if a bias is provided in predetermined parameters. The game system is configured to acquire, as available environment information indicating an available environment for a game to be executed on a user terminal used by the user, information indicating a type of an operating system (OS); and determine a parameter to be used to provide a content to the user each time the user performs an input operation on the basis of the information indicating the type of the OS associated with the user at the time of the input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: THE POKEMON COMPANY
    Inventors: Takuya Hashimoto, Satoki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11272263
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus including: at least one communicator configured to communicate with a first external apparatus and a second external apparatus; and a processor configured to receive a request for writing a file on the second external apparatus from the first external apparatus, receive the file from the first external apparatus based on a filename format of the file, writing of which is permitted, and make the received file be selectively stored in the second external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-yang Mok, Nam-Jae Jeon, Hak-bong Lee
  • Patent number: 11257171
    Abstract: An activity management system is configured to allow users to access multimedia content where the multimedia content is divided into segments. While a user is viewing or interacting with the multimedia content, the user can submit one or more activities (e.g., comments, questions, replies, or reactions) using an interface. The system is operable to electronically link the activity provided by the user with the particular segment of multimedia content in which the activity was captured by the system. The system is also configured to throttle the number of activities that are displayed to a user for any given segment based on (1) viewers linked to the user (e.g., groups, social media groups, etc.), (2) viewers that influence the user, (3) viewers selected by the user, (4) viewers that cause the user to be engaged with the multimedia content, and (5) a threshold number of activities set by the viewer or the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Understory, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Benfield, Ahmad Aslami, Taylor Jones, Jonathan Cutrell, Taylor Dolan, Andrew Kimball, Chad Mills
  • Patent number: 11226629
    Abstract: Disclosed is a robot and a control method thereof. The robot includes: a camera configured to acquire a depth image of a specific area; a processor configured to create an elevation map for the specific area based on the depth image, and determine whether a head of a person is in the specific area based on the elevation map. The processor, when determining whether the head of the person is in the specific area, is further configured to partition pixels of the elevation map into floor pixels corresponding to a floor area and non-floor pixels corresponding to a non-floor area using elevation values of the elevation map, set paths through the elevation map with a subset of the non-floor pixels as starting points for the paths, and determine whether the head of the person is in the specific area based on whether the paths converge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungchul Kwak, Jeongwoo Ju
  • Patent number: 11228815
    Abstract: Provided is an artificial intelligence (AI) system for providing functions similar to the human brain, such as recognition, determination, etc., using a machine learning algorithm, e.g., deep learning, and an application thereof. A method includes establishing communication with a first device located in an available zone, the available zone being a range in which content is viewable; receiving a communication signal from a second device; receiving, from the first device, connection information of the first device and the second device connected to the first device; and identifying whether the second device is located in the available zone based on the communication signal received from the second device and the connection information of the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hoyub Lee
  • Patent number: 11226834
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to emphasizing user interface elements for different users based on user attributes. In some embodiments, a system maintains a set of information (e.g., for a particular product) that includes multiple types of information. The system may access the same set of information for different user requests. The computing system may determine first and second subsets of the set of information based on attributes of the different users. The computing system may cause display of a first user interface on a device of the first user, where the first user interface shows only the first subset of information with a first element displayed using a first format. The computing system may cause display of a second user interface on a device of the second user, where the second user interface shows only the second subset of information with the first element displayed using a second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Andolina, Owen Winne Schoppe, Brian J. Lonsdorf, Sönke Rohde
  • Patent number: 11223880
    Abstract: A picture generation method includes: displaying a subtitle list of a target video; obtaining, in response to a selection instruction corresponding to a target subtitle in the subtitle list, a target image frame corresponding to the target subtitle in the target video; displaying the target image frame in a stitching preview region; and generating, in response to a picture generation instruction, a collage picture according to the target image frame included in the stitching preview region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Song Liu, Huaizheng Wang, Binbin Zhao
  • Patent number: 11223871
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for automatically navigating a graphical user interface (GUI) of a media device. In embodiments, objects (e.g. selectable items) in device GUI menu screens may be located, identified, and selected by another device (e.g., a switch) using several types of image processing, image recognition, and automated screen navigation techniques. For instance, a device may receive an operation request, for example from a user, receive a video signal from the connected media device, extract a video frame, process the video frame using one or more algorithms, and automatically navigate the GUI of the device by transmitting one more navigation commands for application to the GUI. In this manner, multi-step, time-consuming manual GUI navigation to achieve a desired result may be reduced to an automated technique, allowing users to save time and frustration in navigating a GUI using a remote control to find a particular resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Sharath Hariharpur Satheesh, Bitto Niclavose, Vinod K. Gopinath, Neha Mittal, Siddharth Kumar, Ashish D. Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 11213743
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for remote control of computer game by a gamepad, including: remotely accessing, by the client-side, the virtual cloud desktop provided by the server-side, and sending message to the server-side when detecting gamepads; creating or enabling by the virtual cloud desktop server-side, a corresponding number of virtual game devices; capturing, by the client-side, the operation instruction data of the gamepads, and sending the operation instruction data to the server-side; causing each virtual game device to output a KeyCode value corresponding to each operation instruction data by the server-side, such that the virtual cloud desktop server runs the computer game according to each KeyCode value and the relative movement value of the joystick; sending the data of the running results of the computer game on the virtual cloud desktop to the client-side for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Dalong Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yilei Chai, Xuyang Lin, Shuying Liu, Meilong Yao
  • Patent number: 11212592
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a system for personalized presentation of a multimedia content assembly, including: presenting, on a server, by using a presentation mode in which one or more presentation layers superimpose, a media content component, and sending signaling information for describing a presentation layer layout to a client; presenting, on the client, a multimedia content assembly in a personalized manner according to the signaling information of the presentation layer. In the present disclosure, a content provider can instruct a user to perform combination presentation on multi-channel content at a client device vendor, and adjust a layout by a reduced update instruction. In addition, the present disclosure provides a media service applicable to a case in which terminal devices are different and user needs are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wenjun Zhang, Yiling Xu, Teng Li, Hao Chen, Yanfeng Wang, Jun Sun, Ning Liu
  • Patent number: 11190833
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for reducing network traffic when retrieving media guidance data. For example, a media guidance application receives a first user selection to display a group of media asset identifiers (e.g., video-on-demand listings) and retrieves detailed information from a remote server relating to the media asset identifiers to display to a user. The media guidance application then may receive a user selection to display a second group of media asset identifiers (e.g., purchased media assets). If any of the media asset identifiers are common to both groups, then the media guidance application already obtained the detailed information and the detailed information does not need to be retransmitted in order to be displayed. Thus, the media guidance application only retrieves detailed information for media asset identifiers unique to the second group of media asset identifiers (e.g., they are only on the purchased media asset list).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Tulis, David Wittke, Mikhail Aksenfeld, Michael McCarty
  • Patent number: 11178462
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including a user information acquisition unit configured to acquire information on presence of one or more users who are using same content as output content, a user position decision unit configured to decide display positions of the presence of the users with the information on the presence of the users acquired by the user information acquisition unit, and a display control unit configured to exert control to display the information on the presence of the users on the basis of the display positions decided by the user position decision unit in a manner that the users appear to be using the content together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko Miyazaki, Takayuki Kaneko, Yukihito Ono, Naoki Saito, Seiji Suzuki, Osamu Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11170582
    Abstract: A system and method for creating, managing, and displaying a limited edition, serialized 3D digital collectible, and rarity classifications of the collectibles and packs in which they are distributed. The 3D digital collectible may include at least one digital media file and associated data. A digital media file may relate to a visual representation of an event during an entertainment experience, such as a video highlight or related images, and the data may be data associated with the event, experience, and/or the digital media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dapper Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Courtney McNeil, Denise Cascelli Schwenck Bismarque
  • Patent number: 11062736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating media content include processing an audio file to determine one or more parameters of the audio file. Based on a skin associated with the audio file, one or more media effects are determined corresponding to the one or more parameters of the audio file. The one or more media effects are applied to a media file to generate a modified media file, wherein the media file excludes the audio file. An audio-video file is generated to include a combination of the audio file and the modified media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOCLIP!
    Inventor: Christophe Vaucher
  • Patent number: 11062253
    Abstract: A system for centralized status monitoring in a multidomain network. The system includes at least one processor and at least one memory device storing instructions that when executed configure the processor to perform operations. The operations include establishing connections with domains, receiving a first request from a first domain to initiate a monitoring operation, and generating a new entry in a status table stored in a first database. The operations also may include receiving a second request from the second domain to update the monitoring operation and, in response to receiving the second request, updating the new entry in the status table by modifying the status field. The operations may also include applying a monitor operation in response to receiving a third request from a monitoring engine and generating an alert comprising entries in the status table in which the status field matches the category status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: Subrahmanya Pramod Nanduri, Shuyun McMaster, Darin Miller, Kenny Shi
  • Patent number: 11064240
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for transmitting a broadcasting signal. The method for transmitting a broadcasting signal according to the present invention proposes a system which can support a next generation broadcasting service in an environment that supports next generation hybrid broadcasting using a terrestrial broadcasting network and an Internet network. Further, in the environment that supports the next generation hybrid broadcasting, the present invention proposes an efficient signaling scheme which can cover both the terrestrial broadcasting network and the Internet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungryul Yang, Jinwon Lee, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 11064258
    Abstract: A reaction candidate storage unit stores candidates of reactions that are switched at predetermined time intervals. A reaction candidate update control unit updates the reaction candidates stored in the reaction candidate storage unit so that a candidate of a new reaction is stored and a reaction candidate already stored is erased after a predetermined time. A reaction candidate display control unit implements control to cause a reaction candidate stored in the reaction candidate storage unit to be displayed on a display unit. A reaction posting control unit, when one of reaction candidates being displayed on the display unit is selected and instructed to be posted, implements control to post the selected reaction candidate stored in the reaction candidate storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DWANGO Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinnosuke Iwaki
  • Patent number: 11057370
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and/or devices for controlling media presentation at a shared media presentation system are described herein. To that end, an electronic device defines a distance-related access restriction between a media presentation system and a second electronic device. The device selects one or more access control settings for the media presentation system to be controlled by the second electronic device. The device receives a request, from the second electronic device, to control playback at the media presentation system. In accordance with a determination that the second electronic device meets the distance-related access restriction, the device provides authorization for the second electronic device to access the media presentation system using media control requests that comply with the one or more access control settings selected by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Oskar Werkelin Ahlin, Karl Sigfrids, Per Eckerdal, Richard Titmuss, Evan Shrubsole, Jamie Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 11051064
    Abstract: A system and process generate tailored movies based on user profile data. The system extracts a viewer's profile data and selects scenes for assembly into a rendered movie. Different viewers may thus see different movie storylines based on their individual profile data. Some embodiments may include an anti-piracy scheme which may watermark parts of the individualized movies. A blockchain may be used to determine whether a movie is generated for the user viewer or an unauthorized copy of someone's else's movie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Kureth
  • Patent number: 11030796
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media which retarget 2D screencast video tutorials into an active VR host application. VR-embedded widgets can render on top of a VR host application environment while the VR host application is active. Thus, VR-embedded widgets can provide various interactive tutorial interfaces directly inside the environment of the VR host application. For example, VR-embedded widgets can present external video content, related information, and corresponding interfaces directly in a VR painting environment, so a user can simultaneously access external video (e.g., screencast video tutorials) and a VR painting. Possible VR-embedded widgets include a VR-embedded video player overlay widget, a perspective thumbnail overlay widget (e.g., a user-view thumbnail overlay, an instructor-view thumbnail overlay, etc.), an awareness overlay widget, a tutorial steps overlay widget, and/or a controller overlay widget, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE Inc.
    Inventors: Cuong Nguyen, Stephen Joseph DiVerdi, Balasaravanan Thoravi Kumaravel
  • Patent number: 11019113
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a communication level acquisition unit that acquires a level of mutual communication between users, and a talk room control unit that creates a talk room that a plurality of users access via terminals in order to provide or acquire information, on a basis of the level. With this arrangement, it becomes possible to provide a mechanism that can create a talk room afterward with a person the user actually conversed with on the spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatomo Kurata, Sota Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 11012595
    Abstract: In a method and system of training, one or more digital assets, such as two-dimensional and three-dimensional computer-generated objects, are superimposed over a live camera view to generate a simulated training scenario, referred to herein as augmented reality (“AR”) technology. By leveraging AR technology, a live simulation of real-world events, situations, and skills is generated for which an employee, student, customer, or any type of person in need of training, is being trained. A trainee is thus immersed directly into the training material. The physical environment and working conditions are integrated into the sequence of training material, and it does this live, that is, with immediate feedback from a camera's live screen view. This technique may, by way of examples, also be described as an automated guided tour used to facilitate employee on-boarding and training, or as a guided tour through a warehouse store for its customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Alchemy Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: Ric Agostini, Scott Lang, Kimberly-Anne Larmond, Scott Martin, Terence Patrick McGuire, Salvatore Scozzari
  • Patent number: 11006170
    Abstract: A set-top box with interactive features and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box receives various types of set-top box data such as information about display-based interactions with the set-top box, information about a plurality of amenities on a residential property co-located with the set-top box, and information from a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device interacting with the set-top box. The set-top box may render a map view of the property based on obtained map data. The map view may include an interactive graphical representation of the residential property and be annotated with at least a portion of the set-top box data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 10990241
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for creation and engagement with rich media icons over a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Kirill Vishnevskij
  • Patent number: 10970334
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include method, systems and computer program products for obtaining a scene from a database. Aspects of the invention include receiving a search request for a scene stored in a database including annotated video content. One or more keywords are extracted from the search request. Extended keywords are generated for each keyword. The extended keywords and keywords are compared to the annotated video content to identify target scenes including target scene annotations. A confidence rating is assigned to each of the target scenes based at least in part on a correlation between the target scene annotations for each of the target scenes and the extended keywords and keywords. And at least one of the target scenes are displayed to the user, wherein the at least one of the target scenes is determined based on the confidence ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Yin Xia, Yu Lin Zhai
  • Patent number: 10965990
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 10960307
    Abstract: A controller is provided. A controller body to be held by a user, the controller body includes an input mechanism for receiving control inputs, an accelerometer for detecting translational or rotational movement of the controller body, and a vibrational device for providing vibration. The controller further includes a light for tracking by a camera, a voice input device and a wireless communication module. The wireless communication module communicates data between the controller and a computer for driving interaction with the video game. The data communicated between the controller and the computer includes control inputs and voice inputs from the voice input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Marks, Hrishikesh Deshpande, Gary M. Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10966000
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the answers to user queries regarding content, and presenting options for the user to view the answers. Searches are conducted to determine the answer to a query and, once the answer is found, various options are presented to the user, allowing the user the choice to view the answer in multiple different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry Copps Robert Jose, Ankur Anil Aher
  • Patent number: 10958963
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for automatically navigating a graphical user interface (GUI) of a media device. In embodiments, objects (e.g. selectable items) in device GUI menu screens may be located, identified, and selected by another device (e.g., a switch) using several types of image processing, image recognition, and automated screen navigation techniques. For instance, a device may receive an operation request, for example from a user, receive a video signal from the connected media device, extract a video frame, process the video frame using one or more algorithms, and automatically navigate the GUI of the device by transmitting one more navigation commands for application to the GUI. In this manner, multi-step, time-consuming manual GUI navigation to achieve a desired result may be reduced to an automated technique, allowing users to save time and frustration in navigating a GUI using a remote control to find a particular resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Sharath Hariharpur Satheesh, Bitto Niclavose, Vinod K. Gopinath, Neha Mittal, Siddharth Kumar, Ashish D. Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10949057
    Abstract: Techniques are described for modifying a virtual reality environment to include or remove contextual information describing a virtual object within the virtual reality environment. The virtual object includes a user interface object associated with a development user interface of the virtual reality environment. In some cases, the contextual information includes information describing functions of controls included on the user interface object. In some cases, the virtual reality environment is modified based on a distance between the location of the user interface object and a location of a viewpoint within the virtual reality environment. Additionally or alternatively, the virtual reality environment is modified based on an elapsed time of the location of the user interface object remaining in a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen DiVerdi, Seth Walker, Brian Williams
  • Patent number: 10911832
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for facilitating interaction between viewers of a stream of content are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving a request to begin presenting a stream of content, wherein the stream of content corresponds to a collection of videos presented sequentially; identifying a counter value associated with a duration of time elapsed since a creator of the stream of content initiated presentation of the stream of content; determining a playback position of the stream of content based on the counter value; causing the stream of content to be presented at the determined playback position; receiving an input to display a chat interface; and causing the chat interface to be presented in connection with the presentation of the stream of content, wherein the chat interface includes messages transmitted from a plurality of user devices that are also presenting the stream of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Marco Paglia, Andrew Poes, John Gregg, Christopher Cooke, Reed Morse, Jonah Goldsaito, Jokubas Zukerman, Chad Sager
  • Patent number: 10863229
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a model of a television set is presented. The system may include a user interaction device including a first communication port configured to transmit operational codes to the television set via a control link, and a second communication port configured to detect audio signals from the television set via a feedback link. The user interaction device may be configured to transmit volume-down codes for television models to the television set to program a volume level of the television set to 0. The user interaction device may be configured to transmit a volume-up code for a first television model. The user interaction device may be configured to identify a model of the television set as the first television model if the user interaction device detects an audio signal on the feedback link following the transmission of the volume-up code for the first television model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Curbell Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10841109
    Abstract: A device may receive a request to access a bundling service that manages access to an over-the-top service provided by an over-the-top service provider. The device may receive information that identifies a third party service provider and a user credential associated with the third party service provider. The third party service provider may be different from the over-the-top service provider, and the third party service provider may not provide the over-the-top service. The device may provide an authentication request, including the user credential, to a third party device associated with the third party service provider. The device may receive an authentication response from the third party device. The authentication response may indicate whether the third party device successfully authenticated the user credential. The device may selectively provide access to the bundling service based on receiving the authentication response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiying Jin, Seldron D. Geziben
  • Patent number: 10802677
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods include displaying a graphical user interface comprising a first section and a second section, wherein the first section includes a first media icon corresponding to a first media item, and wherein the second section includes a first zone icon corresponding to a first zone comprising a first set of one or more playback devices; and in response to detecting a drag of the first media icon to the first zone icon, instructing at least one playback device in the first set of one or more playback devices to play the first media item corresponding to the first media icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Reimann, Joni R. Hoadley
  • Patent number: 10771738
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for establishing a video connection between a mobile device and a support terminal while enabling the support terminal to concurrently push display elements to the mobile device through a separate connection. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods establish a first connection between the support terminal and the mobile device and conduct a video chat between the devices transmitted through the first connection. The disclosed systems and methods enable the support terminal to push a display element to the mobile device through a second connection. In response to receiving the display element, the disclosed systems and methods divide the display screen of the mobile device into at least a first pane and a second pane, providing the video chat for display on the first pane and the display element for display on the second pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: POPIO IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Patrick Pranger, Timothy Eugene Pranger, Robert Eric Roy
  • Patent number: 10740976
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for placing and rendering virtual objects in three-dimensional environments. The techniques include providing, by a device, a view of an environment of a first user. A first computing system associated with the first user receives an instruction to display, within the view of the environment of the first user, a virtual marker at a specified position of the environment of the first user, the specified position derived from a second user's interaction with a three-dimensional (3D) model of at least a portion of the environment of the first user. The device displays, within the view of the environment of the first user, the virtual marker at the specified position of the environment of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Sunny Webb, Joshua Opel, Theo E. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10740620
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a video that includes multiple frames. The method further includes identifying a start time and an end time of each action in the video based on application of one or more of an audio classifier, an RGB classifier, and a motion classifier. The method further includes identifying video segments from the video that include frames between the start time and the end time for each action in the video. The method further includes generating a confidence score for each of the video segments based on a probability that a corresponding action corresponds to one or more of a set of predetermined actions. The method further includes selecting a subset of the video segments based on the confidence score for each of the video segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sudheendra Vijayanarasimhan, Alexis Bienvenu, David Ross, Timothy Novikoff, Arvind Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10728355
    Abstract: A service stream control system includes at least one area controller configured to control a traffic path and content cashing within a domain (intra-area), a service content coordinator configured to determine and manage a caching location of content located in the domain, and a service stream controller configured to set an optimum path in accordance with a network traffic state by interworking with the at least one area controller and the service content coordinator, and forward target content corresponding to a content request with reference to a service stream forwarding graph generated based on the set path. Therefore, it is possible to enhance efficiency of a content-centric network (CCN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ji Young Kwak, Chung Lae Cho
  • Patent number: 10728606
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more processors for executing instructions. A communication device detects wake words and instructions from a smart assistant. Upon detecting wake words, the communication device generates a detection signal. An infographics agent is coupled to the communication device and generates a control signal in response to the detection signal. A power controller is coupled to the infographics agent and the one or more processors and provides a power control signal in response to the control signal, where the power control signal changes the power setting of the electronic device from a low power state to a full power state. When the electronic device is in the full power state, it sends and receives graphical data relating to the instructions and displays received graphical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lindsay Miller, Marvin DeMerchant