To Facilitate Tuning Or Selection Of Video Signal Patents (Class 725/38)
  • 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: 11514098
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for media content playback during travel are provided. An example method a method of generating a playlist trailer for a media playback device, the method comprising: identifying a plurality of media content items from a playlist for inclusion in a playlist trailer identifying snippets from the identified plurality of media content items; and combining the identified snippets to generate a playlist trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Sten Garmark, Fredrik Schmidt, Caroline Arkenson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11516530
    Abstract: A television and system and method for providing a remote control device are disclosed. In one embodiment of the television, the television includes a processor, a memory, a tuner, a panel, and an audio driver therein in an interconnected architecture. The television may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device, such as a proximate wireless-enabled interactive handheld device having a touch screen display, whereby formatted parallel audiovisual experience instructions, including virtual buttons, may be transmitted to the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device for display on the touch screen display to create an experience parallel to the experience on the television. The television receives and processes virtual remote control functionality input instructions from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device to control amenities associated with the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, William C. Fang
  • Patent number: 11509958
    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: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    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: 11500946
    Abstract: Apparatus is described for directing a user's local web browser/web view to refresh the top-level container that is currently displaying the content presented by a remote computer with the new content that a navigational link, within the remote desktop, remote desktop application window, or remote graphical windowing user session, points to. In response to navigation action on a link, the client of a remote graphical computer desktop, remote graphical application window or remote graphical windowing user session is sent a navigation command so that it wholly reloads its top level container with content provided by a destination URL or URI. Such a URL or URI may point to another remote graphical computer desktop, remote application window or remote graphical windowing user session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher Mark Balz
  • Patent number: 11503359
    Abstract: A set top/back box and system and method for providing a remote control device are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes television input/output, a processor, and memory. The set top/back box may establish a pairing with a programmable device, such as a proximate wireless-enabled interactive handheld device having a touch screen display, whereby formatted parallel audiovisual experience instructions, including virtual buttons, may be transmitted to the programmable device for display on the touch screen display to create an experience parallel to the experience on the television. The set top/back box receives and processes virtual remote control functionality input instructions from the programmable device to control amenities associated with the set top/back box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, Bill Fang, Tom Miller, Scott Horton
  • Patent number: 11503129
    Abstract: QR codes or the like are used in hardlink applications, by which different users may receive different information in response to a user's interaction with a touchpoint. The content delivered to a particular user in response to a hardlink code or a presented hyperlink may be dependent on the time of the scan, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous scans of the code by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the QR code or other party. User devices may be re-directed to alternate content or network addresses based on one or more programmed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Lim, John M. Packes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11487816
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for facilitating video search are disclosed. An example method includes identifying a video, matching the video to a sporting event, and fetching additional information associated with the sporting event. The additional information identifies an athlete associated with the sporting event. The method further includes augmenting a search index entry for the video based at least in part on the additional information associated with the sporting event, and weighting matches to index terms using the additional information differently than matches based on a description of the sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Gracenote Media Services, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Seng Eng Ong, Aleksandra R. Vikati
  • Patent number: 11481983
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes presenting an extended reality (XR) experience to a plurality of user devices, wherein the presenting includes presenting a time control along with an XR stream, receiving a first signal from a first user device of the plurality of user devices via the time control, wherein the first signal indicates that a user of the first user device wishes to shift the XR stream to a first point in time that is different from a time that is currently being rendered in the XR stream, and presenting a personal XR environment to the first user device in response to the first signal, wherein the personal XR environment presents the first point in time in the XR stream to the first user device without changing a time point of the XR stream that is currently being presented to other user devices of the plurality of user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, John Oetting, James Pratt, Terrel Lecesne, Jason Decuir
  • Patent number: 11470335
    Abstract: Multiple videos having individual time durations may be obtained, including a first video with a first time duration. The videos may include visual information defined by one or more electronic media files. An initial portion of the first time duration where the one or more electronic media are to be transcoded may be determined, including determining whether the first time duration is greater than a predefined threshold and if the first time duration is greater than the predefined threshold, determining the initial portion to be an initial time duration that is less than the first time duration. One or more transcoded media files may be generated during the initial portion. A request for the first video may be received from a client computing platform. In response to receipt of the request, the one or more transcoded media files may be transmitted to the client computing platform for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Cedric Fernandes
  • Patent number: 11455083
    Abstract: A control method of an electronic apparatus is provided. The control method includes: displaying, on a display of the electronic apparatus, a first user interface (UI) for setting a display mode, from among a horizontal mode and a vertical mode, for each of one or more sources providing images to the electronic apparatus; storing information on a display mode corresponding to a first source, based on receiving, through the first UI, a first user input for setting the display mode corresponding to the first source of the one or more sources; and controlling at least one of the display or a motor of the electronic apparatus so that the display is operated in one of the horizontal mode or the vertical mode according to the stored information on the display mode corresponding to the first source, based on receiving a second user input for providing an image through the first source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junsik Choi, Seokho Ban
  • Patent number: 11457288
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing fast forwarding recommendations based on the user's consumption history are disclosed. The consumption history includes data relating to attributes that were previously rewinded and watched and those that were skipped and forwarded. It also includes scores for attributes that were present and absent in a portion that was previously rewinded or forwarded. A score is assigned to the attributes and used for determining a consumption pattern. If the consumption pattern indicates that the user previously rewinded and watched the attribute, then a recommendation not to skip an upcoming portion that includes the attribute is provided. A graphical timeline that depicts the amount of time saved by skipping the portion of the media asset with the attribute is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah
  • Patent number: 11442979
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an autonomous mechanism for implementing a flexible image repository that includes an image retrieval service and an image repository management application. The flexible image repository performs delta processing to provide a subset of stored images to a subscriber device when the image retrieval service receives an image update request. The subscriber device thus receives updates to the image repository in a manner that reduces bandwidth requirements at both the server and the client, allowing client-side images to be updated more frequently. A content manager may update the flexible image repository via the image repository management application, which tags images according to a naming convention prior to inserting the images in the image repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jaison P. Antony, Heitor J. Almeida, John Markowski, Peter Caramanica, Alejandro Hoyos
  • Patent number: 11436939
    Abstract: A method provides statistically reliable life experiences to guide a user to achieve personal goals related to education, career, and other life choice options. Based on the user's specific query, the method conducts searches and analyzes the search results for statistical significance. Internal anonymized databases containing life experiences and extensive external databases are used in the search and analysis. Subsequently the method sends the most relevant life experiences to the user with optional link to specific providers related with the query to the user for achieving the user's personal goals. The method may notify the user for lack of records/data and creates a survey to all users to contribute answers and/or life experiences to the specific query. Further, the method allows service providers and law enforcement personnel to conduct queries with specific purposes such as medical survey or criminal investigation with a subpoena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Douglas E. Jackson
  • Patent number: 11425440
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a media server having a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate sending a datastream to a display device. The datastream may include an identification thereof. Upon receiving the identification from a user, the media server associates the datastream with the user. The media server may send to the user, a listing of the media services to which the user has subscribed. Upon receiving, from the user, a selection of a selected media service, the media server streams the selected media service to the display device over the datastream. The datastream may be controlled with the user for as long as the media server detects the user in a vicinity of the display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Easley, Vivek Mhatre, Thomas A. Cannon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11418562
    Abstract: A media file system, apparatus, computer program product and method are provided for of streaming media file data. An exemplary method includes receiving a request for media file data for a desired time, and determining from the desired time an available segment of media file data, wherein the segment includes media file data from a start time to an end time. The method further including returning the available segment of media file, wherein the step of returning the available segment of media file data includes returning information indicative of the start time to end time covered by the media file data of the available segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY LIMITED
    Inventor: James Westland Cain
  • Patent number: 11405681
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide presentation control of media content. An exemplary embodiment receives media content that is currently received in a broadcasted media content stream; presents on a display a first presentation area, wherein the first presentation area presents a video portion of the media content; receives a user command that initiates a video presentation trick function; and presents in response to the user command a second presentation area, wherein the second presentation area presents the video portion of the media content in accordance with the video presentation trick function, and wherein the first presentation area and the second presentation area are concurrently presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gregory Greene
  • Patent number: 11403677
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods of inserting video content. An application may receive a video content item identifying a plurality of segments. The plurality of segments may have a first segment to play primary video content and a second segment to play supplemental video content. The application may identify the second segment from the plurality of segments. The application may generate, responsive to identifying the second segment, a request for the supplemental video content to play in the second segment of the video content item. The request may include selection parameters. The application may transmit, to at least one server, the request for the supplemental video content to cause the at least one server to select a supplemental video content item using the selection parameters. The application may play the supplemental video content received from the at least one server in the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason S. Bayer, Ronojoy Chakrabarti, Keval Desai, Manish Gupta, Jill A. Huchital, Willard V T Rusch, II
  • Patent number: 11394792
    Abstract: A messaging system, which hosts a backend service for an associated messaging client, includes a context surfacing system that provides context surfacing functionality in collections. The context surfacing system is configured to surface information representing a context object associated with a collection as a context string in a cell that represents the collection in a collections user interface. A cell that represents the collection in a collections user interface is actionable to cause presentation of the set of media content items in the collection on a display device of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Jeremy Baker Voss
  • Patent number: 11393491
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence device includes a microphone configured to receive a command uttered by a user, a wireless communication unit configured to perform communication with an external artificial intelligence device, and a processor configured to receive a first operation command through the microphone, acquire a first speech quality level and a first intention of the received first operation command, determine a first external artificial intelligence device to perform the acquired first intention, transmit a first control command corresponding to the first intention to the determined first external artificial intelligence device, receive a second operation command through the microphone, acquire a second speech quality level and a second intention of the received second operation command, and determine that a device to be controlled is changed when a difference between the first speech quality level and the second speech quality level is equal to or greater than a predetermined level range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongwoo Han, Hangil Jeong, Heeyeon Choi
  • Patent number: 11380365
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving the interactivity of media content. The methods and systems are particularly applicable to the e-learning space, which features unique problems in engaging with users, maintaining that engagement, and allowing users to alter media assets to their specific needs. To address these issues, as well as improving interactivity of media assets generally, the methods and systems described herein provide for annotation and truncation of media assets. More particularly, the methods and systems described herein provide features such as annotation guidance and video condensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sophya Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Bruce DeWitt Talbot, Vishal Punwani, Emma Kathryn Giles
  • Patent number: 11375290
    Abstract: Curating ancillary data to be presented to audience members of a visual program content may include a) creating a timeline rule that correlates ancillary data objects to respective visual program content features, the visual program content features correlated to respective instances on a timeline of the visual program content, b) creating an environmental rule to correlate the ancillary data objects to respective environmental features of an audience member; and c) indicating that the ancillary data objects are to be presented to the audience member when both the timeline rule and the environmental rule are met such that the ancillary data objects may be presented to the audience member when both a) the respective ones of the visual program content features appear in the visual program content during playback by the audience member and b) the respective environmental features are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Source Digital, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Clay Greene, Henry Lawrence Frecon, Michael Eric Phillips
  • Patent number: 11349680
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for pushing information based on artificial intelligence. A specific embodiment of the method includes: mining, in response to a new match occurring, real-time match data of the match and real-time associated data of the match; generating structured data using the real-time match data; generating a to-be-recommended item using the real-time associated data and an offline item; determining whether a current time point is a recommendation node based on the structured data and real-time match state information acquired from a state manager; generating a to-be-pushed message based on the to-be-recommended item, the real-time match state information, and basic match information acquired from the state manager, and updating a to-be-pushed message record in the state manager, if the current time point is the recommendation node; and pushing the to-be-pushed message. The embodiment has improved the quality and timeliness of pushing a to-be-pushed message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianqing Cui, Yingchao Shi, Hao Tian, Qiaoqiao She, Shiqi Zhao
  • Patent number: 11343584
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying unselected video content items and preconfiguring playback views for unselected video content items. During a warm-up phase, access to the unselected video content items is precoordinated individually with a separate video player, manifests and license/key are retrieved in anticipation for possible selection for playback. Subsequent selection of one of the unselected video content items initiates playback responsive to selection without repeating any of the preconfiguring, preauthorizing or fetching. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rachit Sharma, Constance Goshgarian, Pankaj Sharma, Emir Halepovic, Albert Chan, Gowrishankar Natarajan, Atanu Basak
  • Patent number: 11323651
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display device, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: displaying, on a main screen of a display device, content including at least one object; receiving an input for selecting a specific object from the at least one object displayed on the main screen; specifying the specific object by corresponding to the received selection input, expanding a specific area including the specific object; displaying a window including the content displayed on the main screen; displaying the expanded specific area on the main screen; and displaying, within the displayed window, an indicator for displaying the expended specific area, wherein the specific area changes according to a position of the specific object, and the content corresponds to a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeseung Lee, Sangjin Ahn, Jihe Suk
  • Patent number: 11272228
    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: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sniffercat, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Hamilton Link
  • Patent number: 11272242
    Abstract: A graphics building interface for generating a digital graphic is provided to be displayed by and interacted with via a user computing entity. A graphics object is generated. The graphics object is a data structure comprising predetermined fields and predetermined structure information. User input selecting a first selectable option is received. The user input is received via the graphics building interface. At least one pathname corresponding to the first selectable option is identified. The graphics object is updated based on the at least one pathname and the first selectable option. The updated of the graphics object comprises updating two or more fields of the predetermined set of fields. One of the fields is updated at least in part by populating the field with the pathname. The pathname indicates a file, a location within the file, or both where a content item corresponding to the first selectable option is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Ade, Simon Coffin, David Denton, Emanuel Paralescu
  • Patent number: 11269953
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating and providing converted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eugenio Jorge Marchiori, Michael Francis Warriner
  • Patent number: 11250152
    Abstract: A document management apparatus includes a memory that stores document data in which confidential information is concealed, and a display controller that, in searching the document data according to an input search condition, displays a location where the confidential information is concealed in the document data when the document data stored in the memory and including the confidential data included in the input search condition is displayed as a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yu Ohtake
  • Patent number: 11206314
    Abstract: A method, device, and system for predicting and caching user activity for seamless user experience within vehicles is disclosed. The method includes identifying a contextual information based on current activity associated with a user within the vehicle. The method further includes retrieving predictive information from a remote server or a local cache within the vehicle, based on a type of the contextual information. The method includes rendering the predictive information to the user within the vehicle in response to retrieving. The method further includes capturing response of the user to the predictive information rendered to the user as a user feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Arnik Sarkar, Srimanta Kundu, Sujeet Saha
  • Patent number: 11200459
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are arrangements that facilitate the transfer of knowledge from models for a source data-processing domain to models for a target data-processing domain. A convolutional neural network space for a source domain is factored into a first classification space and a first reconstruction space. The first classification space stores class information and the first reconstruction space stores domain-specific information. A convolutional neural network space for a target domain is factored into a second classification space and a second reconstruction space. The second classification space stores class information and the second reconstruction space stores domain-specific information. Distribution of the first classification space and the second classification space is aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jianchao Yang, Ning Xu, Jian Ren
  • 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: 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: 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