Operator Interface Patents (Class 725/37)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10721518
    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: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 10713315
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements are provided for the personalized targeting and customization of media stations in an online media service. A key set of inputs, with values unique to each user, is used to arrive at a personalized group of featured media stations that a user has access to. Demographic data, media preferences, user actions detected through the user's input, and other criteria allow for the content and screen time of featured stations to be personalized for each user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mehul K. Sanghavi, Michael Froimowitz Greenzeiger
  • Patent number: 10715854
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for pushing information. A specific embodiment of the method comprises: acquiring video information of a video played by a user using a terminal, and analyzing the video information to generate a keyword set; selecting at least one piece of candidate push information to generate a set of push information, based on a matching relationship between the keyword set and each piece of candidate push information; and pushing the set of push information to the terminal. This embodiment improves pertinence of the pushing for the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chenxi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10698507
    Abstract: According to one or more aspects, a system for vehicle user interface (UI) management includes an interface component, an operation component, a presentation logic, and a rendering component. The interface component may include a display portion located at a first position and an input portion located at a second position different than the first position. The input portion may receive one or more user inputs and include a touch sensitive portion, a first button, and a second button. The operation component may select one or more modes for a UI based on one or more of the user inputs. The presentation logic may generate one or more objects based on a selected mode and presence information associated with one or more of the user inputs. The rendering component may render one or more of the objects to form a composite image at the display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Matthew Conway, Richard Alan Ewing, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10700931
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and systems for network infrastructure configuration based on network device configuration templates are provided. A network device configuration template is received where the network device configuration template corresponds to network device configuration data based on template elements. Template elements include variable placeholders, versions, Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), firmware, and target devices identified in the network device configuration template. Values for the template elements are referenced from a dataset storage component. The network device configuration data are classified into different classification units. The network device configuration data are merged with the network device configuration template that programmatically defines configuration of network devices. A network device configuration instance is generated based on evaluating the template elements and replacing template elements with values from the dataset storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Koushik Sheshadri, Parveen Kumar Patel, Varun Venkatesh, Nisheeth Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10701445
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display controller that displays, on the basis of a display schedule, content included in distribution data distributed from a content distribution apparatus. The display apparatus determines whether or not content that matches the replacement rule is included in the distribution data. When displaying content included in the distribution data on the basis of the display schedule, if it is determined that content that matches the replacement rule is included in the distribution data, the display apparatus replaces the content with the replacement content and displays the replacement content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuo Nishiura
  • Patent number: 10687914
    Abstract: Medical software tools platforms utilize a surgical display to provide access to specific medical software tools, such as medically-oriented applications or widgets, that can assist surgeons or surgical team in performing various procedures. In particular, an endoscopic camera may register the momentary rise in the optical signature reflected from a tissue surface and in turn transmit it to a medical image processing system which can also receive patient heart rate data and display relevant anomalies. Changes in various spectral components and the speed at which they change in relation to a source of stimulus (heartbeat, breathing, light source modulation, etc.) may indicate the arrival of blood, contrast agents or oxygen absorption. Combinations of these may indicate various states of differing disease or margins of tumors, and so forth. Also, changes in temperatures, physical dimensions, pressures, photoacoustic pressures and the rate of change may indicate tissue anomalies in comparison to historic values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Jack Wade
  • Patent number: 10681298
    Abstract: Recommending and activating scenes in a multimedia system are provided. The techniques of the present disclosure can allow the states of the components in the multimedia system to be captured in a scene. Once the scene has been saved, the scene can be activated at a later time. A controller device for recommending scenes by comparing the current state with states of components in saved scenes is also provided. The controller device can also determine if media is playing in a current scene, and activate a selected scene without playing the media content. Once the selected scene is activated, the media playing in the current scene can be switched, and the media playing in the selected scene can be played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Cannistraro
  • Patent number: 10678940
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing event media distribution associated with an event to a user include receiving an electronic invitation to the event having a time and location associated therewith and displaying the electronic invitation, including a response option and one or more mode options. The mode options are associated with one or more rules regarding automatic sharing of media associated with the event. The user may give an affirmative response that they will attend, as well as a selection of one or more mode options. When user of the mobile communications device is present at the event, the user device shares information to and from the devices of other attendees in accordance with the selected mode option(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Zhengping Ji, Christian Flowers, James Wylder, Jarrett Simerson
  • Patent number: 10674220
    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: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko Miyazaki, Takayuki Kaneko, Yukihito Ono, Naoki Saito, Seiji Suzuki, Osamu Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10645187
    Abstract: A DFA engine is described that determines whether a current symbol of a payload matches a label of any effective arcs or negative arcs associated with a current node of a DFA graph that are stored in a cache. Responsive to determining that the current symbol does not match a label of any effective or negative arcs associated with the current node of the DFA graph, the DFA engine determines whether the current symbol matches a label of any arc associated with the current node of the DFA graph that is stored in a memory. Responsive to determining that the current symbol matches a label of a particular arc associated with the current node of the DFA graph that is stored in the memory, the DFA engine stores the particular arc in the cache as a new effective arc and uses the particular arc to evaluate the current symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Fungible, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajan Goyal, Yi-Hua Edward Yang, Satyanarayana Lakshmipathi Billa, Eric Scot Swartzendruber
  • Patent number: 10638176
    Abstract: Multiple channels of audio/video (A/V) content in a system are available to users. A channel scoring system uses a user's channel watching behavior and channel browsing behavior to generate a channel preference score for various different channels in the system. The channel watching behavior refers to which channels the user watches. The channel browsing behavior refers to features describing the user's behavior when watching A/V content provided by a channel. Examples of these features include the hour of the day when the user watches the A/V content, the number and length of A/V content provided by the channel watched in a session, device preferences of the user, and so forth. Various actions can be taken based on the generated channel preference scores, such as recommending or otherwise promoting channels to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Sumit Shekhar, Payal Bajaj, Balaji Vasan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10616525
    Abstract: Disclosed is a control method of source switching, including the following operations of: detecting a source signal when a source switching command is received; locking the detected source signal, when the source signal is detected; judging whether the source regarding the locked source signal is a source corresponding to a currently received source switching command; setting image and sound corresponding to the source and playing the source signal, when the source of the locked source signal is the source corresponding to the currently received source switching command. The present application further discloses a control device of source switching. The control method of source switching can effectively prevent occurrence of inconsistency between the source of the locked signal and the current source during a rapid switching of the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TCL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: Huiming Lu
  • Patent number: 10606880
    Abstract: A media management framework comprises an integrated architecture and online networking service for aggregating a user's various media files to enable a customized distribution of those media files. User media files are processed, archived, aggregated, and distributed for display in customized story streams. Additional media files are pulled from other sources, such as social media feeds and the public domain, to create a customized distribution and a comprehensive user experience centered on a user's media files based on specified user preferences. The customized distribution also includes modifying story streams based on learning of additional user preferences from continued user interaction and continuously grouping inference associations from one or more of activities, people, objects, times, dates, and locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LIVING MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Dauderman, Tadeusz Peter Matuchniak, Jeffrey S. Marks, Spyros J Lazaris
  • Patent number: 10602238
    Abstract: A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including an NRT service, method comprises receiving a broadcast signal including first signaling information and second signaling information, identifying the NRT service based on the first signaling information, identifying an Internet Protocol (IP) address of an NRT service signaling data based on the first signaling information and the second signaling information, receiving the NRT service signaling data by accessing the IP address, and downloading a desired NRT service based on the NRT service signaling data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Gomer Thomas, Jae Hyung Song, Jin Pil Kim, Ho Taek Hong, Joon Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 10572107
    Abstract: User interfaces may enable users to initiate voice-communications with voice-controlled devices via a Wi-Fi network or other network via an Internet Protocol (IP) address. The user interfaces may include controls to enable users to initiate voice communications, such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls, with devices that do not have connectivity with traditional mobile telephone networks, such as traditional circuit transmissions of a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). For example, the user interface may enable initiating a voice communication with a voice-controlled device that includes network connectivity via a home Wi-Fi network. The user interfaces may indicate availability of devices and/or contacts for voice communications and/or recent activity of devices or contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Blair Harold Beebe, Katherine Ann Baker, David Michael Rowell, Peter Chin
  • Patent number: 10555053
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a video processing method, associated devices and a communication system. The video processing method includes: obtaining, by a screenshot server, a video from a video server, wherein the video is a live broadcasting video uploaded into the video server by a second user terminal; capturing, by the screenshot server, a plurality of pictures from the video based on a preset screenshot strategy to capture a plurality of pictures from the video according to a certain capturing frequency; and storing, by the screenshot server, the pictures into a storage server, wherein a link to the pictures is embedded in a webpage displayed on a mobile terminal, such that the mobile terminal downloads the pictures from the storage server in response to a user selection of the link to the pictures and plays the pictures on the mobile terminal one by one in a video-like format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Feng Feng
  • Patent number: 10517688
    Abstract: Medical software tools platforms utilize a surgical display to provide access to specific medical software tools, such as medically-oriented applications or widgets, that can assist surgeons or surgical team in performing various procedures. In particular, an endoscopic camera may register the momentary rise in the optical signature reflected from a tissue surface and in turn transmit it to a medical image processing system which can also receive patient heart rate data and display relevant anomalies. Changes in various spectral components and the speed at which they change in relation to a source of stimulus (heartbeat, breathing, light source modulation, etc.) may indicate the arrival of blood, contrast agents or oxygen absorption. Combinations of these may indicate various states of differing disease or margins of tumors, and so forth. Also, changes in temperatures, physical dimensions, pressures, photoacoustic pressures and the rate of change may indicate tissue anomalies in comparison to historic values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Jack Wade
  • Patent number: 10516796
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores instructions which cause, when executed by a processor, a computer to obtaining designated data and designated condition information. The designated data includes the image data and, the designated condition information indicates multiple designated parameters respectively corresponding to multiple items constituting an execution condition for an outputting operation. The instructions cause the computer to transmit parameter request information to a server, receive parameter instruction information including recommendable parameters associated with the group identifying information from the server as a response to the parameter request information, cause the image outputting device to execute the outputting operation using the recommendable parameters included in the parameter instruction information as the parameters for the particular items, and using the designated parameters for the other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Kunimatsu
  • Patent number: 10516984
    Abstract: In a proximity service, when positional information is notifies to a server in advance and the proximity service is started, UE that transmits and receives data receives the proximity degree including a communication target UE from the server before proximity discovery is performed to discover the communication target UE, and the UE controls unnecessary proximity discovery by discovering the communication target UE based on the proximity degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Enomoto, Masafumi Aramoto
  • Patent number: 10511948
    Abstract: An inflight entertainment system for use in an aircraft displays commands to a passenger to move a passenger electronic device (PED) between locations defined relative a seatback display device and the passenger's seat. The system measures received signal strength indications (RSSIs) from discoverable PEDs over time while the PED is moved between the locations, and selects one of the PEDs that satisfies a defined rule for an amount of change that is observed over time in the measured RSSIs for that PED. The system then establishes a connection through a Bluetooth transceiver with a Bluetooth transceiver of the selected PED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Khosro Rabii, Jean-Yves Couleaud, Pierre Schuberth, Pankaj Trivedi, Thomas Jackson
  • Patent number: 10504135
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for inserting dynamic content into podcast episodes. The system first detects a playback of a podcast episode, the podcast episode including at least one media item. Next, the system identifies a content insertion point in the podcast episode for inserting a content item into the podcast episode during the playback of the podcast episode. The system then dynamically inserts the content item into the content insertion point in the podcast episode during the playback of the podcast episode, wherein the podcast episode is configured to pause playback of the podcast episode and initiate playback of the content item when the playback of the podcast episode reaches a playback position associated with the content insertion point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James O. Boggs, Ryan Griggs, Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 10469896
    Abstract: A content receiving device includes: a content receiver that acquires a content item; a generator that generates a thumbnail of the content item, which is acquired by the content receiver; a thumbnail storage that stores the thumbnail generated by the generator; a request receiver that receives the acquisition request for the thumbnail; and a transmitter. The transmitter transmits the thumbnail stored in the thumbnail storage, to a transmission source of the acquisition request for the thumbnail, in response to the acquisition request for the thumbnail being received by the request receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Gobara
  • Patent number: 10430460
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of providing metadata-based photo and/or video animation. For instance, multiple images (e.g., still images) of a scene may be combined into an image sequence. An image may be selected from the multiple images to represent the scene. Such an image may be referred to as a primary image. Metadata may be associated with the primary image. The metadata may include a reference to the image sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Joseph Sauvé, Jeffery G. Arnold, Kathryn C. Lemson
  • Patent number: 10416764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating an eye tracking device (10) for multi-user eye tracking, wherein images (24) of a predefined capturing area (14) of the eye tracking device (10) are captured by means of an imaging device (12) of the eye tracking device (10) and the captured images (24) are processed by means of a processing unit (16) of the eye tracking device (10). If a first user (26a) and a second user (26b) are present in the predefined capturing area (14) of the eye tracking device (10), a first information relating to the first user (26a) and a second information relating to the second user (26b) are determined on the basis of the captured images (24) by processing the images (24). Furthermore the images (24) are captured successively in a predeterminable time sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Fabian Wanner, Matthias Nieser, Kun Liu, Walter Nistico
  • Patent number: 10416834
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to using virtual attraction between hand or other control object in a three-dimensional (3D) sensory space and a virtual object in a virtual space. In particular, it relates to defining a virtual attraction zone of a hand or other control object that is tracked in a three-dimensional (3D) sensory space and generating one or more interaction forces between the control object and a virtual object in a virtual space that cause motion of the virtual object responsive to proximity of the control object to the virtual object and escalation with a virtual pinch or grasp action of the control object directed to a manipulation point of the virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Leap Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Holz, Raffi Bedikian, Adrian Gasinski, Hua Yang, Maxwell Sills, Gabriel Hare
  • Patent number: 10410230
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to collect impressions associated with over-the-top media devices are disclosed. Example disclosed methods involve receiving, at a first Internet domain, a first request from a first client device, the first request including a client device identifier associated with a second client device, and associating the client device identifier with demographics at the first Internet domain, the demographics corresponding to a user of the first client device. Example disclosed methods involve receiving, at the first Internet domain, a second request from the second client device, the second request indicative of media accessed at the second client device, and storing an impression of the media at the first Internet domain by associating a media identifier obtained from the second request with the demographics based on the same client device identifier being associated with the media identifier in the second request and being associated with the demographics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Splaine, Robert F. Pierce, Adrian Swift, Ankur Tandon
  • Patent number: 10405044
    Abstract: A method of providing a notification to a client device is disclosed. The method includes, for example, obtaining data associated with the client device with respect to content provided by a plurality of content sources; creating a viewing preference profile for the client device based on the obtained data, the user preference profile indicating content preferred by the client device; detecting a triggering event concerning a digital content; and in response to the triggering event, determining whether to trigger a notification to the client device based on the viewing preference profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Seely, Benjamin W. Keighran, Christopher L. Oklota, Guy Piekarz, Sandip M. Chokshi
  • Patent number: 10403042
    Abstract: Computerized systems and methods are provided for generating and providing augmented video content to viewers. In one implementation, a media player executed by a user device obtains playlist data identifying underlying video content and elements of overlay content. The media player may generate augmented video content by merging an element of the overlay content into the underlying video content at a temporal position within the underlying video content that is relevant to the overlay content element, and further, may present the augmented video content to a viewer. The media player may detect a triggering event during the presentation of the augmented video content, and may modify the augmented video content in response to the triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Roveta, Leon Farrell, Alexander Marshall
  • Patent number: 10397655
    Abstract: A device can receive configuration information associated with a set of channels to be provided as part of an Internet protocol television (IPTV) service. The device can receive information associated with a set of channel categories after receiving the configuration information associated with the set of channels. The device can receive information associated with a set of channel lineups after receiving the information associated with the set of channel categories. The device can receive information associated with a user device that is associated with the IPTV service. The device can generate, based on the information associated with the user device and the channel configuration information, a custom channel lineup using the information associated with the set of channel lineups. The device can provide, to the user device, the custom channel lineup to permit the user device to provide, for display, information associated with the custom channel lineup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ballori Sengupta, Sridhar Reddy, Jacob Alan Papanek, Andrew S. Kleppinger, Michael Parker, Frederick G. Wade, Stefan Estrada