Operator Interface Patents (Class 725/37)
  • Patent number: 11689750
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to workload-based dynamic throttling of video processing functions. Systems and methods are disclosed that dynamically throttle video processing and/or streaming based on a workload. Live video is captured from one or more sources (e.g., cameras) and stored. The video is then provided to a video processing engine and a video streaming engine. The video processing engine may perform one or more operations such as object detection, object tracking, and object classification to produce characterization data (e.g., bounding boxes, object trajectories, alerts, object labels, object counts, boundary crossings, intersection highlighting, etc.). System resource usage and performance of the video processing and streaming are monitored to produce workload data (e.g., metrics). Based on the policies and the workload data, the video streaming and/or processing is dynamically reconfigured by adjusting parameters provided to the video streaming and processing engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Bhanu Nagendra Pisupati, Rahul Maruti Bhagwat, Rohit Ramesh Vaswani, David Ung, Joonhwa Shin
  • Patent number: 11678031
    Abstract: A user interface (UI) includes a video display area for presenting video content, a text entry field, and a comment section. The UI also provides UI controls for enabling a user to select a portion of the video content and for generating a typed hyperlink in the text entry field that references the selected portion of the video content. A UI control for creating a new comment in the comment section of the UI that includes the typed hyperlink from the text entry field is also provided. A user can select a typed link in a comment and, in response thereto, the content type for the referenced portion of the video content can be determined based on data in the selected link. A preview of the portion of the video content can then be presented based upon the determined content type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Dongwook Yoon, Sol Sidney Fels, Matin Yarmand
  • Patent number: 11647250
    Abstract: An illustrative user interface (UI) remote streaming system obtains a UI dataset defining a user-customized UI that provides a client device access to multi-access edge computing (MEC) resources associated with data migration operations to be performed on tagged data resource of a plurality of data resources. Based on the UI dataset, the system streams data to and from the client device to direct the client device to present the user-customized UI to a user. When the system detects that a previously untagged data resource of the plurality of data resources becomes tagged by the user as data is streaming to and from the client device, the system changes a set of UI elements included within the user-customized UI to add an additional UI element for the newly tagged data resource. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Carl L. Keifer, III
  • Patent number: 11635872
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to techniques for automated organization and presentation of user-selectable features within user interfaces. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, the present disclosure addresses systems and methods for presenting and accessing filters within user interfaces displaying media content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Samir Ahmed, Farnaz Azmoodeh
  • Patent number: 11625900
    Abstract: A first set of instance layer data that describes a scene to be represented by one or more computer-generated images is obtained. The set of instance layer data specifies a plurality of object instances within the scene, with each instance of the plurality of object instances corresponding to a position that an instance of a digital object is to appear in the scene. The set of instance layer data further specifies a first set of characteristics of the plurality of object instances that includes the position. A second set of instance layer data that indicates changes to be made to the scene described by the first set of instance layer data is obtained. A third set of instance layer data is generated to include the changes to the scene by overlaying the second set of instance layer data onto the first set of instance layer data. The scene is caused to be rendered by providing the third set of instance layer data to an instancing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Unity Technologies SF
    Inventors: Nick S. Shore, Oliver M. Castle, Timothy E. Murphy
  • Patent number: 11567644
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a cursor interacts with user interface objects on an electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device selectively displays a cursor in a user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays a cursor while manipulating objects in the user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device dismisses or switches applications using a cursor. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays user interface elements in response to requests to move a cursor beyond an edge of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon M. Walkin, Dylan Ross Edwards, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Stephen O. Lemay, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11568004
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for searching within user-generated reviews includes receiving, from a client device, a search query to search within a plurality of user-generated reviews relating to a plurality of entities, and identifying, in response to the search query, a set of user-generated reviews from the plurality of user-generated reviews that correspond to one or more search terms of the search query, where the set of user-generated reviews includes a user-generated review for a first entity and a user-generated review for a second entity. The first entity is different from the second entity. The method includes providing at least a portion of the user-generated review for the first entity and at least a portion of the user-generated review for the second entity for simultaneous display on a comparison layout of a user interface of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Diego Baron, Hillary Page Ive, Rudi Anggono
  • Patent number: 11563918
    Abstract: A video-on-demand server, having a plurality of audiovisual assets stored in association therewith, and an application server module, are interconnected with a first group of consumer premises equipment (CPE) associated with a first group of subscribers and a second group of CPE associated with a second (different) group of subscribers, via a video content network. The application server module, the first group of CPE, and the second group of CPE are cooperatively configured to prepare a first video-on-demand catalog comprising a first group of the audiovisual assets and a second video-on-demand catalog comprising a second (different) group of the audiovisual assets. The application server module, the first group of CPE, and the second group of CPE are further cooperatively configured to make the first video-on-demand catalog available to the first group of subscribers and to make the second video-on-demand catalog available to the second group of subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Charles Hasek
  • Patent number: 11533536
    Abstract: In accordance with some implementations, a method for measuring viewership of media content is disclosed. The method is performed on a client system. The client system obtains identification information for individuals who have agreed to participate in a media viewership totals measurement study, detects a first user of the client system, determines media content being presented in proximity to the first user, automatically determines if the first user is an individual who has agreed to participate in the media viewership totals measurement study; and generates viewership data according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Deephanphongs, Ken Krieger
  • Patent number: 11527186
    Abstract: An image display system includes: a display device; an image supply device coupled to the display device in such a way as to be able to bidirectionally communicate and supplying an image signal; and an operation terminal having a plurality of operation buttons. The operation terminal transmits an operation signal in response to an operation on the operation button. The display device displays a first image supplied from the image supply device and a second image generated by the display device. On receiving the operation signal, the display device decides a degree of priority of the first image and the second image. The display device transmits a signal to stop updating the first image to the image supply device and executes processing based on the second image when the degree of priority of the second image is higher than the degree of priority of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Toshiki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 11520464
    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: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Reimann, Joni Hoadley
  • Patent number: 11496789
    Abstract: A system and method for presenting video asset information to a viewer to assist the view in selecting a video asset for viewing is described. The video assets can be available from a plurality of different video asset sources, such as VOD (video on demand), PVR (personal video recorders) and broadcast (including over the air, cable, and satellite). Images from the video assets are displayed in a uniform manner, along with information about the video assets. The information includes data in a metadata category. The view can select one of the video assets for viewing, but also can navigate using metadata categories such as genre, actors, director etc. Moreover, the system and method includes an on-screen remote control that can be utilized in conjunction with a physical input device for navigation and viewing one or more video assets. This allows a much easier and natural navigating and selection process for viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Seth Haberman
  • Patent number: 11461480
    Abstract: System and methods for synchronizing and encrypting profile information are provided. A method establishes a first browser instance on a first virtual machine being in communication with a first browser profile sync and encrypt agent. The method also establishes a second browser instance on a second virtual machine. The method may use the first browser profile sync and encrypt agent acting through a profile helper service to encrypt profile changes involving the first browser instance on an encrypted master profile and use the second browser profile sync and encrypt agent acting through the profile helper service to encrypt profile changes involving the second browser instance on the encrypted master profile. The method maintains a browser profile persistence for the first browser instance and for the second browser instance, using the encrypted master profile, on a single on-disk profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Switchboard Visual Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Ashkenazi, Chris Jones, Neil Rotstan, Peter Ciporin
  • Patent number: 11451858
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques of processing information flow and synchronously displaying image s, mask frames and comment information. According to the present disclosure, a system processes a first information stream uploaded by a stream pushing terminal to obtain a frame image and mask frame data, the mask frame data corresponding to the frame image and identifying a timestamp offset indicative of a time difference between the mask frame data and a playing timestamp of the frame image. The system synthesizes the frame image and the mask frame data to generate a second information stream; and output the second information stream to a client for synchronously displaying the image frame, a corresponding mask frame, and the comment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Zhiwei Chen, Longwen Gao, Yingxuan Shi, Chaoran Li, Qi Tang, Jianqiang Ding, Bo Wang, Tianxiao Ye, Xiaolong Yan, Dada Liao, Xiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11442597
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for navigating a user interface are provided. In some embodiments, methods for navigating a user interface is provided, the method comprising: causing a user interface to be presented including media identifiers that correspond media assets; causing the media identifiers to be arranged along a first direction; causing a first media identifier at a first position to be highlighted; causing a menu element to be presented at a first menu position associated with the first media identifier; receiving an instruction from a user input device to navigate to a next element along the first direction; causing a second media identifier next to the first position to be highlighted in response to receiving the instruction; causing the menu element to be presented at a second menu position associated with the second media identifier; and inhibiting presentation of the menu element at the first menu position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Joseph Wheeler, Chris Lauritzen
  • Patent number: 11432034
    Abstract: Disclosed are some implementations of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for customizing and dynamically generating overlay graphical user interfaces (GUIs) within the context of a video streaming environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HAYSTACK TV, INC.
    Inventors: Ish Harshawat, Enrique Valeriano Loli
  • Patent number: 11426867
    Abstract: A virtualization system implemented within a cloud server enables the simulation of robot structure and behavior in a virtual environment. The simulated robots are controlled by clients remote from the cloud server, enabling human operators or autonomous robot control programs running on the clients to control the movement and behavior of the simulated robots within the virtual environment. Data describing interactions between robots, the virtual environment, and objects can be recorded for use in future robot design. The virtualization system can include robot templates, enabling users to quickly select and customize a robot to be simulated, and further enabling users to update and re-customize the robot in real-time during the simulation. The virtualization system can re-simulate a portion of the robot simulation when an intervention by a human operator is detected, positioning robots, people, and objects within the virtual environment based on the detected intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Apurva Shah, Michael Allen Taylor, Jason DePerro
  • Patent number: 11425226
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments relate to improving the user experience associated with a digital platform. A first user device configured to remotely access a digital platform may receive a first signal broadcast by a second user device. Two or more types of communication protocols that are available to use for establishing a direct communication channel between the user devices are identified. One of the communication protocols is selected and a communication channel is established between the user devices in accordance with the selected communication protocol. The first user device then receives authentication information from the second user and establishes a session with the digital platform based on the authentication information received from the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Appel, Gary Kagan, Joshua Phelps, Benjamin Manning, James Corrigan-Colville
  • Patent number: 11425466
    Abstract: Disclosed are a data transmission method and a display device. The method includes: while an environment scene image is presented on a user interface, in response to an instruction for acquiring the environment scene image from a user, upload to a server image information corresponding to the environment scene image acquired from a camera of the display device; receiving an address message associated with the image information sent from the server, and controlling a display of the display device to present in a first area of the user interface a scene recognition image associated with the address message, and to present in a second area of the user interface the environment scene image; wherein the first are and the second area have an overlap portion; where the scene recognition image is able to be scanned by another device for downloading the environment scene image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Wenqin Yu, Shuo Zhu, Yansong Fu
  • 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: 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: 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
    Inventor: Zhenjian Geng
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Song Liu, Huaizheng Wang, Binbin Zhao
  • 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
    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
    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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Seungryul Yang, Jinwon Lee, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • 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: 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: RE49520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for maintaining various application installed in an image display device, and more particularly, to a method for operating an image display device, the method allowing a user to more conveniently select and execute applications in configuring selection menus of the applications, and to an image display device using the method. The method comprises: searching for applications which can be used on an image display device; displaying a first application list including selected menu items of the selected applications; and displaying one or more application key screens from among the applications which are included in the first application list. Accordingly, the user of the image display device can be provided, from the image display device, with application menus, which include menu items for running the applications that can be used on the image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Haengjoon Kang, Myongwon Suh