To Facilitate Tuning Or Selection Of Video Signal Patents (Class 725/38)
  • Patent number: 11908468
    Abstract: A system that is capable of resolving anaphora using timing data received by a local device. A local device outputs audio representing a list of entries. The audio may represent synthesized speech of the list of entries. A user can interrupt the device to select an entry in the list, such as by saying “that one.” The local device can determine an offset time representing the time between when audio playback began and when the user interrupted. The local device sends the offset time and audio data representing the utterance to a speech processing system which can then use the offset time and stored data to identify which entry on the list was most recently output by the local device when the user interrupted. The system can then resolve anaphora to match that entry and can perform additional processing based on the referred to item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Krishnan, Arindam Mandal, Siddhartha Reddy Jonnalagadda, Nikko Strom, Ariya Rastrow, Ying Shi, David Chi-Wai Tang, Nishtha Gupta, Aaron Challenner, Bonan Zheng, Angeliki Metallinou, Vincent Auvray, Minmin Shen
  • Patent number: 11910188
    Abstract: A multimedia content provisioning device, system and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Robin Dua
  • Patent number: 11910041
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for delivering regional content for a lineup over a national network. A content provider may select a particular regional broadcast for inclusion in a regional service lineup. The content provider may be able to broadcast multiple, or even all, services nationally. At regional distribution centers, a multiplexer may select only those services that are desired for the region in response to in-stream signals. In some instances, a single region-specific version of a given service may be selected from multiple versions broadcasted nationally. The regional lineup, including the selected services, can then be multiplexed and transmitted to customers throughout the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: TiVo Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Harrell, Eric Middlemist, Christopher Weaver
  • Patent number: 11902630
    Abstract: Systems and methods for validating live programming content based on data are provided. A system can access an initial schedule for a live broadcast event provided by a broadcast provider computing system, and identify an initial start time for the live broadcast event and a duration for the live broadcast event. The system can receive an update relating to the live broadcast event from a data source. The system can determine that the initial schedule is invalid based on the update, and set a flag for the live broadcast event indicating that the initial schedule has changed. The system can then modify a selection policy for content to display with the live broadcast event responsive to the flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DK Crown Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Jordan Mendell
  • Patent number: 11881220
    Abstract: A display device for providing a speech recognition service according to an embodiment of the present disclosure can include a display unit, a network interface unit configured to communicate with a server, and a control unit configured to receive a voice command uttered by a user, acquire usage information of the display device, transmit the voice command and the usage information of the display device to the server through the network interface unit, receive, from the server, an utterance intention based on the voice command and the usage information of the display device, and perform an operation corresponding to the received utterance intention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyangjin Lee, Jaekyung Lee
  • Patent number: 11863648
    Abstract: A transmitting terminal can transmit a content held by itself to a specific receiving terminal having no email software as if using a mailer. The transmitting terminal (10) and the receiving terminal (20) are connected to a delivery server (30) via a network (4). The delivery server (30) comprises: a database (36) for registering the device ID that specifies the receiving terminal (20); a content storage (39) for temporarily storing a content transmitted from the transmitting terminal (10); and table (33, 37) for managing contents separately on a per device ID basis of the receiving terminal. The delivery server (30), when receiving a request from the receiving terminal (20), refers to the tables (33, 27) and transmits to the receiving terminal (20) a content, the transmission destination of which corresponds to the device ID of the receiving terminal (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Mizosoe, Junji Shiokawa, Kazuto Yoneyama, Kunihiro Nomura, Masaaki Hiramatsu, Yasuhisa Mori, Takashi Yoshimaru, Kazuaki Aoyama, Tomomu Ishikawa, Yo Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11847375
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user device can coordinate adjustments to a composite GUI generated in cooperation with an accessory device that presents the composite graphical user interface. For example, the user device can receive configuration data that defines the maximum GUI display area (e.g., size, dimensions) of the accessory device, various view areas within the GUI display area of the accessory device into which the user device can render GUIs, and/or transitions between the various view areas. The user device can generate a display buffer based on the maximum GUI display area, generate a graphical user interface in an area of the buffer corresponding to a current view area specified by the accessory device, and send to the accessory device video frames corresponding to the display buffer. The accessory device can generate a composite GUI based on the received video frames that include the user device generated GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Pietsch, Jianhong Jiang, Kevin W. Mar, Thomas R. Powell, Glenn A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11838842
    Abstract: A method for controlling an application includes: triggering reading information of a second device included in a near-field communication (NFC) sensor in response to a distance between a first device and the NFC sensor reaching an NFC effective communication distance, and determining the second device based on the information of the second device; determining a function currently executed by the first device, and determining a capability of the second device; and switching to the second device to continue to execute the function in response to the capability of the second device matching the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengqi Yang, Xuan Ma, Bo Wang
  • Patent number: 11837262
    Abstract: An electronic device for tagging an event in a sports play video, and an operating method thereof. Various embodiments may include mapping text broadcasting data and a sports play video based on an event occurring during sports play, detecting a tagging location of the event in the sports play video, and displaying an indicator for the tagging location of the event in the progress bar of the sports play video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NAVER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Bong Baek, Hoonmok Moon, Ha Kyoung Sung, DongHo Lee, YoungNam Kang, HyunJoong Park, Seoyeon Hur
  • Patent number: 11829413
    Abstract: Techniques for temporal localization of mature content in long-form videos using only video-level labels are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang Hao, Jingxiang Chen, Vernon Germano, Muhammad Raffay Hamid, Lakshay Sharma
  • Patent number: 11825151
    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: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Tulis, David Wittke, Mikhail Aksenfeld, Michael McCarty
  • Patent number: 11799201
    Abstract: A satellite television antenna system can include a self-pointing satellite antenna and a power inserter coupled to the self-pointing satellite antenna. The power inserter can include an enclosure body and a circuit board disposed inside of the enclosure body. The circuit board includes a microprocessor. The microprocessor can be configured via software code to determine whether a first type of communication protocol is being received from a set top box (STB) coupled to the power inserter, determine a configuration for a first constellation of spacecraft if the first type of communication protocol is being received from the STB, and determine a configuration for a second constellation of spacecraft if the first type of communication protocol is not being received from the STB. The first constellation of spacecraft is different than the second constellation of spacecraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Electronic Controlled Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bendzick, Craig Miller
  • Patent number: 11800502
    Abstract: A system and method for wireless synchronization on a network are disclosed. In one embodiment, the wireless device includes a wireless transceiver and processing circuitry. The wireless transceiver wirelessly receives synchronization information including a superframe from a first wireless, reader device, and wirelessly transmits the synchronization information to a second wireless, reader device and a portable wireless device, and to wirelessly detect a presence of a portable wireless device. The processing circuitry communicates synchronization information to the second wireless, reader device and portable wireless device. The superframe is used to synchronize a wireless data exchange between the third wireless, reader device and the portable wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Proxense, LL
    Inventors: David L. Brown, Fred S. Hirt
  • Patent number: 11784736
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiver includes a first receiving module tunable to a foreground broadcast service to extract a program information, a first decoder module coupled to the first receiving module and decoding the program information, an output module switchably coupled to the first decoder module and adapted to output the program information, at least one second decoder module coupled to the first receiving module and tunable to a background broadcast service to decode a program information associated with the background broadcast service, and a control unit adapted to tune the first receiving module and the first decoder module to the foreground broadcast service and to tune each of the at least one second decoder modules to a background broadcast service. The control unit determines the foreground broadcast service based on a user input and determines the background broadcast services based on the foreground broadcast service and a predefined rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Hirshmann Car Communication GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Mueller
  • Patent number: 11776534
    Abstract: Techniques for responding to a user input using a device-executable intent are described. A user may speak, to a device, an input corresponding to a first natural language understanding (NLU) intent executable by a speech processing system. The speech processing system may determine a device type corresponding to the device and, based on the device type, determine a data subscription is required to execute the first NLU intent. Thereafter, the speech processing system may determine a second NLU intent that is executable by the device and that results in the output of similar content to the execution of the first NLU intent. The speech processing system then directs the device to execute the second NLU intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raveendra Kulakarni, Shemyla Anwar, Rujie Yao, Xu Han, Sylvester-Jaron Dewey Ogletree
  • Patent number: 11770355
    Abstract: Systems and methods for message delivery prioritization that can include receiving a messaging request through an application programming interface, the messaging request being associated with message-associated delivery attributes; selecting a message transmission plan based on the message-associated delivery attributes, the message transmission plan including at least one timing priority related property; and executing the message transmission plan with a timing of transmission based in part on the timing priority property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Agarwal, Peter Tan, Nariman Nazari
  • Patent number: 11758212
    Abstract: A video aggregation system for providing a user personalized video content from videos available on the Internet generates a selective feed by combining a first feed and a second feed. The video aggregation system receives a search request from an Internet service and transmits a search reply containing a separately resolvable link to a video content object from the selective feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Michael M. Gordon, Blair R. R. Harrison, Adrian K. Roston
  • Patent number: 11750859
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for transmitting a content item to a user device using multiple delivery protocols. The system receives, at a content source, a request for the content item from the user device. The system splits a digital stream of the content item into a first video signal and a second video signal. The system then transmits, via a unicast server, the first video signal for the content item to the user device, and transmits, via a multicast server, the second video signal for the content item to the user device. The system then causes for presentation on the user device the first video signal followed by the second video signal. In other embodiments, the system is optimized between the unicast delivery of a content item and a peer-to-peer delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajendran Pichaimurthy, Prakash Viswanathan, Dolphin Masilamany Santha, Madhusudhan Seetharam, Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 11750860
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for transmitting a content item to a user device using multiple delivery protocols. The system receives, at a content source, a request for the content item from the user device. The system splits a digital stream of the content item into a first video signal and a second video signal. The system then transmits, via a unicast server, the first video signal for the content item to the user device, and transmits, via a multicast server, the second video signal for the content item to the user device. The system then causes for presentation on the user device the first video signal followed by the second video signal. In other embodiments, the system is optimized between the unicast delivery of a content item and a peer-to-peer delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Rajendran Pichaimurthy, Prakash Viswanathan, Dolphin Masilamany Santha, Madhusudhan Seetharam, Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 11748987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for performing content-aware deduplication of video files and content storage cost optimization. The method includes pre-processing video files into a plurality of groups of video files based on type of genre and run-time of a video. The genre of a plurality of video files is automatically detected using a sliding-window similarity index, which is utilized to improve accuracy of genre detection. After the pre-processing step, each group of the plurality of groups of video files are simultaneously fed into a plurality of machine learning (ML) instances and models which measure a degree of similarity corresponding to each group of video files by detecting one or more conditions that exists in the video files. The one or more conditions are detected by performing deep inspection of content in the video files using hash-based active recognition of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd
    Inventor: John V Missale
  • Patent number: 11743397
    Abstract: In order to achieve designation of a talk room of a chat service to share image data generated by scanning in an image processing apparatus, the image processing apparatus that communicates with a chat server, based on received information indicating a talk room of the chat server, the chat server controlling displaying of information indicating received image data on the talk room, includes a scanning unit configured to scan an image of an original document and generate image data based on the image, a designation unit configured to designate a talk room of the chat server, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the image data generated by the scanning unit and information indicating the talk room designated by the designation unit to the chat server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tsukada, Hikaru Sugita
  • Patent number: 11734436
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) compensation based on protected content are described. In an embodiment, secure memory stores data that is only accessible by trusted logic. Display controller logic circuitry updates pixel values to be stored in the secure memory based on a plurality of frames. The display controller logic circuitry allows access by untrusted software to the updated pixel values after a first number of updates to the pixel values stored in the secure memory. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Dewan, Siddhartha Chhabra, Junhai Qiu, Ke Sun
  • Patent number: 11722716
    Abstract: One aspect of the instant application facilitates reduction of multicast group join latency. During operation, the system can receive, at a network device, a first multicast group leave packet corresponding to a first multicast group. In response to receiving a first multicast group leave packet from an IPTV client, the system can simulate a second multicast group join on behalf of the IPTV client by updating, based on a predictive model, at least an entry in a table maintained in hardware with a next likely multicast group that the IPTV client is likely to join; and sending a simulated second multicast group join packet for initiating an IPTV stream associated with the next likely multicast group. In response to receiving an actual second multicast group join packet from the IPTV client, the system can facilitate the IPTV stream to the IPTV client, thereby reducing multicast group join latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Tathagata Nandy, Chethan Chavadibagilu Radhakrishnabhat, Priyam De
  • Patent number: 11714846
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to address shortcomings in conventional conversation systems by executing a customized supplemental function for a natural language query based on the user's profile. In some aspects, the systems and methods receive a user query for a media asset, determine a query template in the user's profile matching the user's query, and identify and execute a supplemental function corresponding to the query template in addition to responding to the user's query. The user's profile is customized on the user's usage patterns of an interactive media guidance application. By monitoring the user's usage patterns and learning from the user's actions in conjunction with the user's natural language queries on which supplemental functions to execute, the interactive media guidance application may provide a smarter and more efficient user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sashikumar Venkataraman, Ahmed Nizam Mohaideen P.
  • Patent number: 11716458
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for testing communication with a device. A multimedia receiver may be communicatively coupled to a media device, such as a source media device. The multimedia receiver may transmit a test command to control the source media device using a communication protocol. A video frame output by the source media device may be obtained. Based at least on the video frame, it may be determined whether the source media device received the test command. In response to a determination that the source media device received the test command, an indication may be stored that the source media device may be controlled using the communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Nino V. Marino, Sharath H. Satheesh, Ashish D. Aggarwal, Shivam Khandelwal, Neha Mittal
  • Patent number: 11681487
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprising a processor and a memory storing a program which, when executed by the processor, causes the electronic apparatus to: acquire a plurality of images obtained from a plurality of different image sources; store information about relationship between an orientation of a display device and at least one of the plurality of images in a storage; detect an orientation of a display device; and control the display device to display an image obtained from a same image source, among the plurality of different image sources, as that of an image associated with the detected orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Mikawa
  • Patent number: 11678030
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying personalized preview images during trick-play operations of a media asset based on user profile data and an importance of frames of the media asset. A request from a user to move a slider of a progress bar associated with a media asset is received while the media asset is being generated for display. A scene from the media asset that contains a play position indicated by the slider is identified and a frame that best matches user profile data of the user and importance data for the scene is identified. The identified frame is generated for display as an overlay over the displayed media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 11671579
    Abstract: A method is described comprising: applying a random pattern to specified regions of an object; tracking the movement of the random pattern during a motion capture session; and generating motion data representing the movement of the object using the tracked movement of the random pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Rearden Mova, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Cotter, Stephen G. Perlman, John Speck, Roger van der Laan, Kenneth A. Pearce, Greg LaSalle
  • Patent number: 11669868
    Abstract: A method is described of facilitating targeted content delivery in a network comprising at least one service provider network (SPN) and a user profile data database located externally to the SPN. A network device located externally to the SPN performs the method, which comprises accessing user profile data from the user profile database and receiving, from a demand side platform via the network, segment definition data comprising a list of user attributes and attribute values associated with a given targeted content delivery process. The method further comprises determining, for each identified user identified, to include the user in a list of candidate users to be targeted if user attribute values of the user match user attribute values from the received list. User identifiers for each entry in the list of candidate users are communicated to an entity in a first SPN responsible for facilitating the delivery of targeted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Novatiq Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Tanya Field
  • Patent number: 11671657
    Abstract: In systems and methods for enhancing group watch experiences, a first user's reaction is detected using multiple sensors, e.g., at least one camera and a microphone, and may be combined with context information to determine an action to perform at user equipment devices of other users participating in the group watch to convey the first user's reaction. Images from the at least one camera can be used to determine a portion of the screen to which the user's reaction is directed and/or another user to whom the reaction is directed. The reaction may be conveyed using one or more of an audio effect, a visual effect, haptic effect or text, e.g., to highlight the determined portion or user, display an icon and/or output an audio or video clip. A signal for providing haptic feedback may be transmitted to the user equipment device of the determined user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Chetan Shah, Padmassri Chandrashekar, Daina Emmanuel
  • Patent number: 11657820
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating a digital assistant are provided. In one example, a method includes receiving a first speech input from a user. The method further includes identifying context information and determining a user intent based on the first speech input and the context information. The method further includes determining whether the user intent is to perform a task using a searching process or an object managing process. The searching process is configured to search data, and the object managing process is configured to manage objects. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination the user intent is to perform the task using the searching process, performing the task using the searching process; and in accordance with the determination that the user intent is to perform the task using the object managing process, performing the task using the object managing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aram D. Kudurshian, Bronwyn Jones, Elizabeth Caroline Furches Cranfill, Harry J. Saddler
  • Patent number: 11627381
    Abstract: Graphical descriptor data associated with a particular video asset may include data for one or more graphical descriptor images and graphical descriptor metadata related to each graphical descriptor image. The graphical descriptor images can be simultaneously presented on a display screen with the video asset content and used to navigate to different content in that video asset. The graphical descriptors can also be used to navigate to content of one or more different assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Cook, Walt Michel
  • Patent number: 11611781
    Abstract: Various arrangements of a local cloud system for providing television services are presented. A facility cloud host system may have a content service provider interface that is used to receive live television channel streams from a television content service provider. The local cloud system may have a transcoder that transcodes the live television channels into a format to be transmitted locally to client devices. The local cloud system may provide access to recorded content from a remote master cloud host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Mudit Mathur
  • Patent number: 11601814
    Abstract: Techniques for neutralizing malicious malware embedded in a media item being sent to a user equipment (UE) are discussed herein. A network device may receive (e.g., intercept) a medial file in transit via a wireless communication network being sent to a UE. The media file may include some type of perceptible content (e.g., audio, video, image data, etc.) as well as malware embedded in the media file. The network device may generate a transcoded media file based on the received media file that includes the perceptible content while neutralizing the malware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Byrne
  • Patent number: 11601630
    Abstract: A video processing method is for an electronic device including a screen. The method includes obtaining a target video segment, the target video segment being one of a plurality of video segments pre-divided according to an obtained video file scheduled for playing; configuring a video enhancement parameter for the target video segment; performing a video enhancement process on the target video segment according to the video enhancement parameter; and displaying the enhanced target video segment on the screen. An electronic device and a non-transitory computer-readable medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Deliang Peng
  • Patent number: 11580973
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for providing content in response to a request includes a processor configured to receive a voice request for content associated with a home environment, the voice request corresponding to a user account, and determine, based on the voice request, not to provide the content via the device. The processor is further configured to select, in response to the determining, a second device from among multiple devices associated with the home environment, wherein the selecting is based at least in part on configuration settings associated with the home environment, and provide for the second device to output the content based on a profile of the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Sundaram, Thomas Alsina, Anush G. Nadathur
  • Patent number: 11574504
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus including processing circuitry that sets a behavior detection parameter corresponding to a behavior of a subject based on input information corresponding to characteristics of a subject in an image, and detects a behavior of the subject based on the set behavior detection parameter and a posture of the subject in the image. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a lecture capturing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 11570511
    Abstract: A method may include serially joining different video clips from videos of different historical competitions to form a composite video competition, the different video clips comprising an indeterminate subset of clips drawn from a larger pool of clips, wherein each clip from a historical competition has an associated partial result contribution to a final result of the historical competition further include presenting a result during the composite video competition, the result comprising a linked combination of the partial result contributions from the different video clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: EXA Properties, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John Richard Moore, Timothy James Knipper, Jason Daniel Allen, Steven Richard Fishwild
  • Patent number: 11567330
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display control apparatus including an image producing part that produces an image of a virtual space to be displayed on a head-mounted display, a display control part that causes the head-mounted display to display thereon the image of the virtual space, and a position selecting part that accepts a selection instruction for a position in the virtual space displayed on the head-mounted display, through an input apparatus used by a user. When the position selecting part accepts the selection instruction for the position from the user, the position selecting part causes the head-mounted display to display thereon an image of the input apparatus, and accepts the selection instruction for the position from a plurality of selectable positions in accordance with an input position relative to a touch pad included in the input apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mihee Kang, Masashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 11570491
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention simplifies management of the “video lifecycle”. An embodiment includes one of more modules that streamline the video publishing process by abstracting technical steps such as video publishing, updating video, unpublishing video, retrieval or statistics concerning video, authorization to process video, validation of video, video metadata processing, video transcoding, and/or video transmission. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: USTUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua P. Marshall, Jennifer L. Grogono
  • Patent number: 11570109
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for software-defined service insertion. The techniques include a method of configuring a network for service insertion. The techniques include processing a master policy correlating an endpoint group pair, of source endpoint group and destination endpoint group, to a service graph. The service graph indicates a template service chain, and the template service chain indicates an ordering of a plurality of services. Processing the master policy includes disaggregating the master policy into at least one location specific policy, each of the at least one location specific policy corresponding to a separate location in the network and including traffic steering directives corresponding to a portion of the plurality of services associated with the separate location. The techniques further include causing each of the at least one location specific policy to be stored in association with the separate location to which that location specific policy corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Moreno, Sanjay Kumar Hooda, Anoop Vetteth, Prakash C. Jain
  • Patent number: 11563596
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for preventing interruptions to a media viewing activity caused by operations performed in a household by network-connected devices. A media guidance application may determine that operations are being performed by an IoT device and may cause an interruption to media viewing. The media guidance application may prevent the interruption by extending or otherwise handling the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Rocio Ramirez, Denisse Breaux, Angel Merced
  • Patent number: 11558671
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are provided to facilitate content receiver control for particularized output of content items based on intra-content metrics. Observation data, corresponding to indications of detected content receiver operations associated with a content receiver and mapped to a first set of content items, may be processed. A first set of intra-content metrics may be detected. An audiovisual pattern of intra-content metrics may be mapped based on correlating the set of observation data with the first set of intra-content metrics. A second set of content items may be processed to detect a second set of intra-content metrics. A subset of the second set of content items may be selected based on a visual category and/or an audio category of the audiovisual pattern of intra-content metrics. The subset may be specified to cause a content receiver to modify operations to record and/or output content corresponding to the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Abhijit Sharma
  • Patent number: 11550451
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing live-streaming online content, including video segments married with related online information in a single online platform. In accordance with one implementation, a method is provided that includes generating, using at least one processor, a series of videos having a sequential order to display in a web browser and publishing the videos in the web browser. The method further includes determining online data that relates to each video in the series and displaying the related data in the web browser. Further, the method includes playing the videos in the web browser in a sequential order and updating the data that relates to a video while the video is playing in real-time. The related data may include user comments, social media comments, pictures, videos, webpages, or hyperlinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Lewis, Roy Sekoff, Mitchell R. Semel, Kim-Leigh Pontin, Adam B. Denenberg
  • Patent number: 11546650
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. In a boundary region between first and second broadcast stations in which a receiver can pick up signals from both stations, a primary tuner receiving signals from plural antennae presents a demanded service while a secondary tuner uses a single antenna to scan for duplicate transmissions of the service, and if one is found, the version with the better quality metrics may be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Graham Clift, Luke Fay, Brant Candelore, Adam Goldberg, Fred Ansfield, Loren F. Pineda
  • Patent number: 11539988
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time incorporation of user-produced content into a broadcast media stream are provided. A media title may be streamed to a producer computing device over a communication network. The producer computing device is associated with a channel for distributing the user-produced content in conjunction with the media title. Produced content may be captured from the producer computing device as the streamed media title is played on the producer computing device. Such captured produced content may be designated for the channel. The media title and the produced content may then be broadcast in real-time over the communication network to one or more subscriber devices subscribed to the channel. The media title and the produced content may be synchronized within the broadcast to reflect when the produced content was captured in relation to the media title as the media title was played on the producer computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Steven Trombetta
  • Patent number: 11533242
    Abstract: A disclosed method may include (1) identifying a set of network objects associated with a network whose performance is tracked by a monitoring service, (2) grouping a first subset of the network objects based at least in part on a first attribute, (3) grouping a second subset of the network objects based at least in part on a second attribute, and then (4) providing, for presentation on a computing device in connection with the monitoring service, a graphical user interface that includes a plurality of graphical cards in a single view, wherein the plurality of graphical cards comprise at least (A) a first graphical card that is positioned in a first section and graphically represents the first subset and (B) a second graphical card that is positioned in a second section and graphically represents the second subset. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lyubov Nesteroff, Yelena Kozlova
  • Patent number: 11528515
    Abstract: Receiving a first portion of a live stream of a content item being either prerecorded or being captured from a live event, the content item comprising or to comprise a set of stream-enabled video segments, the first portion of the live stream comprising a first subset of stream-enabled video segments. Identifying insertion point(s) within at least one stream-enabled video segment. Generating a first playlist based on the one or more identified insertion points, the first playlist associated with at least a first sub-subset stream-enabled video segments. Providing the first playlist to a consumer system. Receiving a second portion of the live stream comprising a second subset of stream-enabled video segments. Receiving a second playlist associated with the second portion of the live stream. Updating the first playlist based on the second playlist, and providing the updated first playlist to the consumer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: SnifferCat, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Hamilton Link
  • Patent number: 11523158
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to embodiments for securely reconfiguring a media playback device. For example, a method may include determining whether a media playback device is being controlled by a user. In response to determining that the media playback device is not being controlled by the user, the method may further include: causing display of a pictograph that includes an encrypted payload with information for wirelessly connecting to the media playback device and is configured to be scanned by a client device; determining whether a request from the client device to wirelessly connect to the media playback device is a valid request; in response to the request being valid, wirelessly connecting the client device to the media playback device via a soft access point; and receiving, at the media playback device, information for reconfiguring the media playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Cameron Esfahani, Brian King, Mark Young, Alex Bishop
  • Patent number: 11513756
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user device can coordinate adjustments to a composite GUI generated in cooperation with an accessory device that presents the composite graphical user interface. For example, the user device can receive configuration data that defines the maximum GUI display area (e.g., size, dimensions) of the accessory device, various view areas within the GUI display area of the accessory device into which the user device can render GUIs, and/or transitions between the various view areas. The user device can generate a display buffer based on the maximum GUI display area, generate a graphical user interface in an area of the buffer corresponding to a current view area specified by the accessory device, and send to the accessory device video frames corresponding to the display buffer. The accessory device can generate a composite GUI based on the received video frames that include the user device generated GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Pietsch, Jianhong Jiang, Kevin W. Mar, Thomas R. Powell, Glenn A. Anderson