To Facilitate Tuning Or Selection Of Video Signal Patents (Class 725/38)
  • Patent number: 11181744
    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: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mihee Kang, Masashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 11184674
    Abstract: A consumer electronic device tracks the current channel to which the electronic consumer device is tuned. The consumer electronic device determines an amount of time that the current channel remains unchanged. Based at least in part on this amount of time, the consumer electronic device determines whether the current channel should be stored as a favorite channel. When the consumer electronic device subsequently receives a favorite channel command, the consumer electronic device is caused to tune to the favorite channel that is currently stored in memory. Changing user preferences are thus automatically accommodated without manual intervention, resulting in an effortless user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Ramaiah Satish
  • Patent number: 11153657
    Abstract: Multiple video clips may be selected for use in generating a video edit. A graphical user interface for editing the multiple video clips may include a combined progress length element. The combined progress length element may visually represent combined progress length of the multiple video clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Woodman
  • Patent number: 11146920
    Abstract: A content item can be produced at a first system in segments, and some or all of the content item can be transferred to second systems, via transfer of produced segments of the content item. Content preferences, database configuration and playback schedules can be configured with a remote media content processing system. This information is then transferred from the remote media content processing system to one or more other remote media content processing systems. This transferred information provides a configuration for segmented WANcasting of a content items from one or more remote media content processing systems until the content item is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Jellison, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11122332
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include selective video-watching by analyzing user behavior and video content. A non-limiting example computer-implemented method includes playing, by a processor, a target video with a pre-fetched frame. The method extracts, by the processor, a feature from the pre-fetched frame and stores, by the processor, the feature in a repository. The method provides, by the processor, a plurality of actions to a target user based on the feature stored in the repository. The method receives, by the processor, one of the plurality of actions from the target user; and performs, by the processor, the one of the plurality of actions received from the target user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feng Rong Dang, Yun Han Li, Zheng Luan Liu, Ya Qing Chen
  • Patent number: 11102262
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating and sharing media clips are described. Consistent with some embodiments, while a selection of digital media content (e.g., a movie, television program, audio track, and so on) is being presented at a media player, a user creates one or more sets of waypoints (e.g., time markers) that define the boundaries (e.g., beginning and end) of one or more media clips. These waypoints are communicated from one media player device to another, enabling the receiving media player device to retrieve and play back the media clips from a source other than the media player device where the waypoints were generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Crx K. Chai, Alex Fishman
  • Patent number: 11095875
    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: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Nino V. Marino, Sharath H. Satheesh, Ashish D. Aggarwal, Shivam Khandelwal, Neha Mittal
  • Patent number: 11070879
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for recommending media content through intelligent automated chatting. A message is received from a user in a conversation with the user. A new topic is identified based on the message and context of the conversation. A media content is identified from a set of media contents based on the new topic. A recommendation of the media content is provided in the conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Xianchao Wu, Keizo Fujiwara, Sayuri Miyakawa
  • Patent number: 11039210
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system and method for selecting media content for a group of persons located at a venue. The system and method identify a plurality of viewers in a vicinity of a venue that has one or more display devices from location data and extracts a content viewing preference of each viewer from their profile data. The process includes aggregating the content viewing preference of each of the plurality of viewers to generate an aggregated content profile. Based on the aggregated content profile, a list of content is generated. Next, a first group of viewers approaching a viewing range of a display device are sensed by imaging data. Any conflicts between content viewing preferences of the first group of viewers are detected and resolved based on weighting the viewing preferences of the group. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Yadong Mu, Lee Begeja, Bernard S. Renger, Raghuraman Gopalan, Behzad Shahraray, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11030463
    Abstract: When captured videos transmitted from a n number of cameras are received, a server analyzes position information and characteristic information on a person appearing in each of captured videos as analysis results. A client terminal displays, on a screen, each of the captured videos of a k number of cameras that are selected by a user operation. According to a selection of a search target person, the client terminal transmits, to the server, a search request for the search target person in a (k?1) number of captured videos other than the captured video in which the search target person appears. The server extracts the search target person and transmits the analysis result to the client terminal. The client terminal displays cut-out images of one or more persons identical with or similar to the search target person based on the analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuumi Miyake, Takamitsu Arai
  • Patent number: 11012725
    Abstract: A replay method of live videos, includes: receiving a replay request sent by a platform control server, the replay request being directed to a specified video file in a storage server, wherein the specified video file is obtained after a live streaming server records a live video, and the specified video file is uploaded to the storage server by the live streaming server; retrieving, from the storage server, the specified video file to which the replay request is directed; and converting the specified video file to a live video stream, and transmitting the live video stream to the live streaming server to allow the live streaming server to transmit the live video stream to a user client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: WANGSU SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xi Cai, Longshi Cai
  • Patent number: 10963188
    Abstract: A digital sensor stream is received from a sensor. A domain transform is performed on the digital sensor stream to produce first and second substreams. The first substream is larger than the second substream. The first substream is stored in cold storage and the second substream is stored in a second storage that has faster access times than the cold storage. Deep machine learning is performed on the second substream, the results of which may be stored in the second storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Fatih Erden, Manuel Alexander Offenberg
  • Patent number: 10965977
    Abstract: A method provides content decisions for a personalized channel that is to be deliverable to a prescribed set of client devices as a linear channel streaming adaptive bit rate (ABR) video. In the method, a request is received for a resolution to a decision point in an ABR manifest of a linear video stream for a content asset to be inserted in the linear video stream at a specified time. The linear video stream is to be presented on the personalized channel. Responsive to the request, a network location is provided for accessing a specified content asset to be inserted in the linear video stream at the specified time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Matthew A. Milford
  • Patent number: 10958962
    Abstract: A video recommending system includes a virtual reality device and a server. The virtual reality device includes a brainwave sensor and a processor. The brainwave sensor is configured to acquire a first brainwave data. The processor is coupled to the brainwave sensor, and is configured to receive the first brainwave data. The server is coupled to the virtual reality device. The server is configured to generate a recommending list according to a first emotion data corresponding to the first brainwave data, and to transmit the recommending list to the virtual reality device, wherein the recommending list includes a plurality of video lists for the virtual reality device to play at least one video of the video lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Che-Chia Ho, Yu-Hsaing Lin
  • Patent number: 10929530
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring activity within High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) enabled consumer electronics control (CEC) devices and their networks and identifying unexpected and/or suspicious activity within the network are provided. CEC message packets and packet attribute analysis can be used to identify unexpected and/or suspicious CEC activity within two or more interconnected HDMI devices. Three fundamental steps can be used: a data collection step can capture CEC activity occurring within an HDMI distribution; a data processing step can correlate data into a packet analysis process to create a model later used for evaluation; and a decision process step can use the model created in the data processing step to determine if activity occurring within the HDMI distribution is expected or unexpected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Luis C. Puche Rondon, Leonardo Babun, Kemal Akkaya, A. Selcuk Uluagac
  • Patent number: 10924775
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various aspects enable uplink delivery and downlink distribution of media content to users in live uplink streaming services. In various embodiments, media in a live uplink streaming service may be distributed by unicast and/or broadcast delivery methods. Various embodiments may include receiving, in a processor of a live uplink streaming sink computing device, assistance data for a live streaming session, selecting, by the processor, one or more delivery methods for processed media of the live streaming session based at least in part on the assistance data, and transmitting, by the processor, the processed media using the selected delivery methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles Nung Lo, Nikolai Konrad Leung, Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Ralph Akram Gholmieh, Min Wang
  • Patent number: 10924795
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a processor; a memory configured to store channel information corresponding to at least one channel; and at least one program which is stored in the memory and executed by the processor. The program may include instructions for controlling a display so as to move a channel indicator in a first or second direction on a channel scroll bar and to display channel information of a channel corresponding to a point at which the channel indicator is located, in response to a first input of pressing a channel-up or channel-down key for a long time, and for switching a current channel to the channel corresponding to the point at which the channel indicator is located and displaying an image corresponding to the switched channel, in response to a second input of releasing the channel-up or channel-down key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-won Ok, Jae-oh Park, Han-soo Kim, Ji-eun Byun
  • Patent number: 10911775
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, comprising extracting each frame of a video sequence, estimating current poses of a subject within each frame and determining joint locations for a joint associated with the subject within each frame, computing optical flows between each pair of consecutive video frames, extracting motion features from each video frame of the video sequence based on the optical flows, encoding state information based on the current poses and the motion features, determining a current action label for each motion feature in the state information for a first frame; predicting future action labels for each motion feature in a second frame subsequent to the first frame, based on the current pose, action label and state information, predicting future poses for each motion feature in the second frame based on the current poses and the state information; and refining the current action label, the future action labels, and the future poses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanjun Zhu, Yanxia Zhang, Qiong Liu, Andreas Girgensohn, Daniel Avrahami, Francine Chen, Hao Hu
  • Patent number: 10904604
    Abstract: A method for providing a media service list to a user according to an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises the steps of: acquiring location information of at least one media service list; receiving the at least one media service list on the basis of the location information; generating an integrated media service list by integrating the received at least one media service list; and providing the integrated media service list to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Wan So, Dong-Yeon Kim, Kyung-Mo Park, Jae-Hyeon Bae, Hyun-Koo Yang
  • Patent number: 10891105
    Abstract: Loading content on a screen in a structured manner in accordance with embodiments of the invention can provide a smoother user experience by simulating progress with visual cues. Depending on network bandwidth available to a control device, load times for displaying elements on the graphical user interface of a control device can vary from imperceptible (nearly instantaneous) to a perceived lag where a user may lose patience. Embodiments of the invention utilize gradual staging and progressive loading to reduce the perception of delay and create a more pleasing, less harsh experience for a user no matter longer or shorter load times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Gates, Cameron Scott, Brandon Lynne, Eric Clayton, Andrew Mellors
  • Patent number: 10893163
    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: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Kunimatsu
  • Patent number: 10877656
    Abstract: A computing device includes: an input assembly; a display; and a controller configured to: execute a browser application to control the display to render a page containing a media presentation element to present multimedia content received at the computing device, a primary seek element selectable to control a playback position in the media presentation element, wherein the primary seek element includes an attribute hiding the primary seek element from a screen reader process of the computing device, and an auxiliary seek element selectable to control the playback position in the media presentation element; receive input data indicating a selection of the auxiliary seek element generated via execution of the screen reader process; and in response, control the display to adjust the playback position in the media presentation element according to the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BUILDSCALE, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon Alexander Ryan
  • Patent number: 10878077
    Abstract: This document describes techniques (300, 400) and apparatuses (100, 500, 600, 700) for in-band peripheral authentication. These techniques (300, 400) and apparatuses (100, 500, 600, 700) may communicate via a non-media channel allowing host device (102) to authenticate peripheral (106), enable an enhanced operational mode of the host device (102), and/or provide content configured for the peripheral (106) without the use of out-of-band signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Francis P. Bourque
  • Patent number: 10820021
    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: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SnifferCat, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Hamilton Link
  • Patent number: 10805680
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for configuring an image mode. The method includes: determining a current data transmission channel, obtaining matching a data parameter in a database corresponding to the data transmission channel, where the data parameter include one or more of: a resolution ratio, a brightness and a color saturation, and configuring an image mode for playing the current data according to the data parameter and a preset algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lei Sun
  • Patent number: 10791000
    Abstract: An external communication device, display device, display system, and control method therefor are disclosed. In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, an external communication device includes a wired communication module connected to a display device and configured to receive standby power; a wireless communication module configured to transmit a power application signal in response to reception of an event signal from at least one Internet of Things (IoT) apparatus via a wireless communication network according to whether the display device is active; and a communication controller configured to control an operation of the at least one IoT apparatus on the basis of a control command received via the wired communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eung Sik Yoon, Hyun Koo Kang, Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10785829
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to content delivery systems such as gateways for use in locations where the services of many end user devices are provided by a common management entity, such as hospitality, dormitory, healthcare, or other enterprise settings. The disclosure includes a gateway system that is configurable to ingest content from a variety of signals (satellite, broadcast, cable, and IP), process the content to have additional desired features, and reassemble content in various forms for delivery to individual end user devices. The gateway can be constructed from a series of modular processing blades with specific processing functions all interconnected by a common backplane and managed by a control module. A gateway can be inserted downstream from a node to allow additional end units to be added without exceeding the node capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo, James D. Haberly, Joshua T. Blanton, Donald Christie Young, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Patent number: 10743063
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for intelligent routing of notifications related to media programming. In one aspect, a smart television (TV) can be implemented to track a user's TV watching behavior, and anticipate programming based on that behavior. In some other aspects, the smart TV can be implemented to detect a user's presence, and based on that detection, can automatically change the TV channel to media programming analyzed to be desirable to the user. In some further aspects, the smart TV can be implemented to transmit notification instructions to electronic devices within a network in an attempt to alert the user to upcoming media programming. Additionally, the smart TV can be implemented to transmit detection instructions to the electronic devices within the network, whereby the electronic devices attempt to detect a user's presence through voice or facial recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Teja Mandavilli, Prathviraj Shetty, Sravan Kumar Reddy Achamola, Kiran Koona, Vitesh Kempanna Nataraj, Pavan Kumar Patted, Tejasree Depa, Sidhartha Kumar Kar, Chaitanya Panuganti, Manoj Kannan Venugopal, Naman Pandey, Anshul Gupta, Venkata Ramana Reddy Yaddula, Lakshmana Rao Venigalla, Venkata SubbaRao Annam
  • Patent number: 10728601
    Abstract: A technique for managing transitions between streaming media sources can include receiving a request from a client to change a streaming media source from an initial streaming media source to a next streaming media source, identifying the next streaming media source in a master playlist of a content delivery network, inserting a discontinuity between last segments of the initial streaming media source and first segments of the next streaming media source, and streaming the first segments of the next streaming media source to the client as a continuous stream from the last segments of the initial streaming media source with the discontinuity between the last segments and the first segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Patent number: 10727930
    Abstract: A machine learning device included in a radio repeater selection apparatus has: a state monitoring unit that monitors, as state variables representing multiplexed communication path data specifying a construction state of a multiplexed communication paths and multiplexed radio communication state data specifying a state of multiplexed radio communication among devices to be managed; a determination data acquisition unit that acquires determination data designating a result of determination on whether or not the construction state of the multiplexed communication paths is appropriate; and a learning unit that learns the construction state of the multiplexed communication paths and the multiplexed radio communication state data in association with each other on the basis of the state variables and the determination data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidesato Takaoki
  • Patent number: 10715881
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing a call to action in connection with a live video stream. For example, systems and methods described herein enable a broadcaster to configure one or more benefits and one or more calls to action. Systems and methods described herein further provide the one or more calls to action in connection with a live video stream and based on the broadcaster's configurations. In response to a live video stream viewer correctly interacting with a provided call to action, systems and methods described herein provide a benefit to the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoyin Qu, He Li, Renyu Liu, Liping Chen
  • Patent number: 10687117
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to address deficiencies in conventional biometric devices by dynamically enabling and disabling a biometric device based on the content the user is viewing. The media guidance application may utilize a device enablement rule, which has content criteria. If the content criteria is satisfied, the media guidance application may enable or disable a biometric device in accordance with the device enablement rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Angel Merced, Krista Ramirez, Todd Dietz
  • Patent number: 10674188
    Abstract: A playback apparatus, comprising a communication unit which communicates with an external apparatus, a display unit, a holding unit which holds content information related to content transmitted from the external apparatus to the playback apparatus, and a control unit, wherein the content comprises a plurality of segments, the content information includes segment information for identifying for which segments, among the plurality of segments, display by the display unit has completed, and the control unit based on the content information, controls the communication unit to receive from the external apparatus a segment for which display by the display unit has not completed among the plurality of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Rieko Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10650816
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence voice interactive system may provide various services to a user in response to a voice command. The system may perform at least one of: receiving user speech from a user; transmitting the received user speech to the central server; receiving at least one of control signals and audio and video answers, which are generated based on an analysis and interpretation result of the user speech, from at least one of the central server, the internal service servers, and the external service servers; and outputting the received audio and video answers through at least one of speakers and a display coupled to the user interactive device and controlling at least one device according to the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang-Wook Lee, Hyun-Jung Kang, Sun-Jong Kwon, Mi-Hee Kim, Jin-Han Kim, Gyu-Tae Baek, Joo-Won Sung, Kyeong-Jin Oh, Jin-Young Oh, Ji-Hui Im, Du-Seong Chang, Won-Seock Choi
  • Patent number: 10643610
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure disclose a voice interaction based method and apparatus for generating a multimedia playlist. An embodiment of the method comprises: acquiring first voice request information for playing multimedia resources; identifying a key tag for indicating a characteristic attribute of the multimedia resources in the first voice request information; finding the multimedia resources having the key tag in a multimedia resource library; and generating a multimedia playlist based on the found multimedia resources. The embodiment realizes automatic generation of multimedia playlists and improves the efficiency of voice service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guang Lu, Shui Liu, Xiajun Luo, Shiquan Ye, Xiangjie Yin, Qiang Ju, Jian Xie
  • Patent number: 10631028
    Abstract: The systems and methods are directed towards delivery of third party content onto a user device having a first party portal. The first party portal service facilitates the user viewing of third party content on the user device. In particular, the first party portal service retrieves third party content (e.g., video content streams) from third party content providers and provides the third party content in a format (i.e. channels) that allows users to easily view different types of content. Furthermore, the first party portal service facilitates the user in viewing the third party content alongside other existing channels available to cable television and streaming media/video on demand content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Travis John Neufeld, Charles Arthur Pierce
  • Patent number: 10623820
    Abstract: A channel order mapping is stored in memory of a user device and includes a list of channels that can be displayed on the display and an order that the channels are to be displayed in an electronic program guide (EPG) on the display. A display control module, in response to a first user input to display the EPG, displays on the display the EPG. This EPG includes: the channels in the order indicated in the channel order mapping. An order updating module, in response to user input to change the order, changes the order stored the channel order mapping according to changes commanded by a user of the user device. In response to a second user input to display the EPG received after the updating, the display control module displays on the display the EPG including: the channels in the updated order indicated in the channel order mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Randall M. Desmond
  • Patent number: 10616639
    Abstract: A display apparatus, a content recognizing method thereof, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium are provided. The display apparatus includes a display, a memory configured to store information regarding a fingerprint which is generated by extracting a characteristic of a content, and a content corresponding to the fingerprint, a communication device configured to communicate with a server, and at least one processor configured to extract a characteristic of a screen of a content currently reproduced on the display and generate a fingerprint, to search presence/absence of a fingerprint matching the generated fingerprint in the memory, and, based on a result of the searching, to determine whether to transmit a query comprising the generated fingerprint to the server to request information on the currently reproduced content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae-dong Yeo
  • Patent number: 10555037
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for monitoring a digital media receiver (including receivers for television or other type of digital media) to determine whether it is necessary for a receiver to re-connect in order to continue receiving a predetermined channel or stream. This invention is useful in digital media monitoring systems and in situations with many receivers connected to the same signal source and predetermined channels defined to be output by each receiver. One embodiment of the invention uses an auditing receiver that constantly scans the upstream channel-map, guide data, service information or system information to determine if the connection parameters required for receiving each predetermined stream have changed. Some examples of connection parameters include packet identifiers (PIDs), radio frequency (RF) channel and uniform resource locator (URL), depending on the type of broadcast and stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Circle Computer Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Edgar Kelly
  • Patent number: 10529384
    Abstract: This application discloses a video recording method and apparatus of a mobile terminal. The video recording method includes obtaining a target video that is played online, controlling to display a video recording page in which the target video is played, and receiving, via the video recording page that is displayed, a recording instruction for recording the target video. The video recording method further includes entering a recording mode to record the target video, in response to the recording instruction being received, to obtain a first video clip corresponding to video data of the target video, and generating a recorded video of the target video, based on the first video clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian hong Chen, Jia chun Ke, Ning Jiang
  • Patent number: 10496361
    Abstract: An audio device includes a first broadcast processor configured to execute reception processing of a first broadcast wave to generate a first reproduction signal, a reproduction unit configured to reproduce audio based on the first reproduction signal, a first storage configured to temporarily store audio data related to the first reproduction signal, a controller configured to acquire a time table of a broadcast related to the first broadcast wave and receive a saving instruction of a musical piece from a user, and a second storage configured to, when the controller receives the saving instruction, cut first musical piece data of a predetermined musical piece depending on a reception time of the saving instruction from the audio data temporarily stored in the first storage based on the time table and store the first musical piece data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10468064
    Abstract: In the field of media editing, in one embodiment, a computer-implemented method may include steps for receiving a file at a user device, the file including a video; presenting a representation of the video at the user device; receiving a user selection indicative of a scrubbable portion of the video at a first time; generating a reversed video portion at the first time based on the scrubbable portion; receiving a scrubbing input and a playback speed at the user device, the scrubbing input indicative of playback of the scrubbable portion of the video in a forward direction and in a reverse direction; generating a scaling factor between the scrubbing input and the playback speed; scaling the reversed video portion based on the scaling factor to yield a scaled reversed video portion; and generating additional instructions to combine the video and the scaled reversed video portion to produce the media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lomotif Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Yang Zhiwen, Donald Lee
  • Patent number: 10462497
    Abstract: [TASK] To provide a recommended viewpoint to a user who is not familiar with a switching operation for switching a viewpoint of a free viewpoint motion image. [SOLUTION TO PROBLEMS] When a user gives a switching instruction for switching a viewpoint and a viewpoint direction by user terminals 3a to 3n?1, the switching instruction is sent to a distribution computer 2. The distribution computer 2 stores the switching instruction for each user ID and for each content ID. The distribution computer 2 generates recommended projection characteristic data on the basis of a plurality of switching instructions for free viewpoint motion image data corresponding to its content ID. When a new distribution request for data corresponding to the content ID is received from the user terminal 3n, the distribution computer 2 distributes recommended projection characteristic data together with free viewpoint motion image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSU INC.
    Inventor: Akihiro Shimura
  • Patent number: 10432996
    Abstract: A distributed application is executed by a client device, sampling output by a player device that is playing audio-video content, and obtains information (e.g., advertising) relating to an object that is imaged or referenced in a portion of the playing content. The client device outputs the information on the client device while the content is playing on the player device, and optionally receives user input responsive to the information. The user of the client device receives the advertising or other information without any interruption of the content playing on the player device. Associating and providing user interface objects (information “cards”) in connection with limited portions of video content enables more user-friendly, less distracting advertising in connection with video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Taylor Dacus, Barry Dacus, Jon Niedfeldt, Emil Lau
  • Patent number: 10417022
    Abstract: In an approach for providing assistance to a user viewing an online video, the computer receives an online video. The computer determines that an uncommon action occurs with the online video. The computer receives an issue based on the uncommon action. The computer receives one or more responses associated with the received issue. The computer identifies an at least one response from the received one or more responses associated with the received issue. The computer provides the identified at least one response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam S. Harpur, Erik H. Katzen, Sumit Patel, Pascal Wagner
  • Patent number: 10412438
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system including a head mounted display (HMD), a sensor or input device, and options, selection, and display modules. The HMD displays a VR environment including sports content of a live game, a prerecorded game, or a sports channel. The options module generates an options signal to show viewing options in the VR environment. The viewing options define viewing aspects for viewing the sports content within the VR environment. The sensor or input device generates signals based on detection of movement of the HMD, movement of an eyeball of a user, user voice communication, or user contact with the input device. The selection module, based on the signals: selects the sports content and a viewing option; and generates a selection signal. The display module displays the sports content in the VR environment based on the selection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Depies, Vikash Sharma, Aaron L. Goldstein, Charles W. Beeson
  • Patent number: 10397620
    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: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SnifferCat, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Hamilton Link
  • Patent number: 10372319
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for enabling scrubbing of a media file. Swiping gestures of varying speeds and directions may applied to a touch screen display such that a playhead indicating a selected frame of a media file moves at speeds relative to the swiping gesture, and in a direction of the swiping gesture. When the swiping gesture falls below a threshold speed, fine control in frame-by-frame increments is enabled. A user may therefore select a precisely desired frame for purposes such as playback and/or video editing, with a continuous swiping gesture and in as small as a space as provided by the touch screen display of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Hammendorp, Charlie Sutton, Pascal Wever, Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 10362354
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for recommending a pause position. Media content is provided to the user device. In response to receiving a pause command, a measure of memorability of a current scene of the media content is determined. In response to receiving a pause command, a measure of memorability of a subsequent scene of the media content is determined. in response to determining that the subsequent scene is more memorable than the current scene, a recommendation is provided to a user to pause the media content after the subsequent scene. In response to determining that the subsequent scene is not more memorable than the current scene, providing of the media content is paused at the current scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 10320866
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for generating chronological event information. The technique involves receiving event data comprising a plurality of events, where each event is associated with a different position in a video stream. The technique further involves determining that a current playhead position in the video stream corresponds to a first position associated with a first event, and, in response, causing the first event to be displayed in an event list as a current event, causing a second event to be displayed in the event list as a previous event, where the second event is associated with a second position in the video stream that is before the first position, and causing a third event to be displayed in the event list as a next event, where the third event is associated with a third position in the video stream that is after the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Frank Matejka, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice