To Facilitate Tuning Or Selection Of Video Signal Patents (Class 725/38)
  • 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: 10321178
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method implemented on a computing device includes: retrieving a set of channel parameters, the set of channel parameters defining a television channel schedule made of a plurality of viewing time periods; retrieving a set of regional parameters relevant to a geographical area, the set of regional parameters defining at least one regional viewing time period of a first duration; identifying a viewing time period from the plurality of viewing time periods relevant to the at least one regional viewing time period by comparing the regional parameters to the channel parameters; retrieving an abstract schedule associated with the identified viewing time period, where the abstract schedule is a pro forma schedule of programs having a second duration and comprising a set of program content items; and generating a concrete television schedule for the at least one regional viewing time period, where the concrete television schedule is a an instantiated finalized schedule pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Synamedia Limited
    Inventors: Pete Rai, Trevor Smith, Stephen-John Craig
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10313411
    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: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Crx K. Chai, Alex Fishman
  • Patent number: 10306320
    Abstract: A service providing method based on user operation behavior including determining whether a current service interface provides a valid service according to received operation information; and when the valid service is not provided, performing the following operation: providing a preset service for a user when a preset service trigger condition is met. The present disclosure also provides a service providing apparatus based on user operation behavior. By use of the method provided in the present disclosure, the techniques of the present disclosure relatively accurately identify whether the user is in a browsing state without a determined target, and timely provide a preset service for the user, thereby increasing user loyalty of a user service system and improving use experience of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Wanxing Wang
  • Patent number: 10306288
    Abstract: A system incorporating teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to monitor for a first adjustment made by a first communication device associated with a user where the first communication device is capable of presenting media content and where the first adjustment is associated with the presentation of the media content, determine a second adjustment to be made to a second communication device associated with the user where the determination is based at least in part on the monitored first adjustment where the second adjustment is associated with the presentation of the media content and where the second communication device is a battery-operated mobile device, and wirelessly communicate adjustment information to the second communication device that is representative of the second adjustment, where the adjustment information is adapted for allowing the second communication device to perform the second adjustment. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Harry E. Blanchard, Jeffrey L. Brandt, Aaron Bangor
  • Patent number: 10305957
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method is disclosed. The method includes (i) receiving, by a first computing system, from a second computing system, video content transmitted from the second computing system; (ii) determining, by the first computing system, a live/non-live characteristic of the transmission; (iii) using, by the first computing system, the determined live/non-live characteristic of the transmission, as a basis for selecting a digital-video effect (DVE); and (iv) executing, by the first computing system, the selected DVE, wherein executing the selected DVE causes the first computing system to generate video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10298979
    Abstract: System and methods for providing access to particular media content. First media content may be output for presentation by a display device. Second media content other than the first media content may be monitored. A determination may be made as to whether the second media content has a priority greater than the first media content. Access to the second media content for presentation by the display device may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Hayden Waisanen, Nicholas B. Newell
  • Patent number: 10284894
    Abstract: A method for generating a filename for a chunk of streamed video content is disclosed. The method comprises performing a cryptographic hash function on data associated with the chunk of video content (100A) and setting the output hash value of the cryptographic hash function as the chunk filename (100B). A method for recording broadcast video content by a user device is also disclosed. The method comprises receiving a chunk of broadcast video content (310), generating a filename for the received chunk of video content (320) and storing the generated filename in a user specific storage (330). A method for broadcasting a chunk of video content is also disclosed. The method comprises generating metadata corresponding to the chunk of video content (550), the metadata comprising at least one parameter for generating a file name for the chunk of video content, and broadcasting the generated metadata with the chunk of video content (560).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Johan Kölhi, Michael Huber, Börje Ohlman, Saurabh Singh
  • Patent number: 10264312
    Abstract: A data transmission and reception method for a sink device which is connected to a plurality of source devices by means of a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI), according to an embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: receiving an allocation of an internet protocol (IP) address; transmitting device information about a sink device to a control point through a network; and transmitting service information about a supportable service by the sink device to the control point through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jangwoong Park, Dokyun Kim, Hyeonjae Lee, Jinkwon Lim, Hyunsik Yang
  • Patent number: 10250669
    Abstract: A method for transferring files and apparatus through Wi-Fi Direct are provided. The method includes: an obtaining step, for obtaining a multimedia attribute of a file to be transferred; a sending step, for sending the multimedia attribute obtained in the obtaining step; a receiving step, for receiving information of the multimedia attribute of the file to be transferred; and a judgment step, for judging, according to the information of the multimedia attribute received in the receiving step, whether a receiving end supports the type of the file to be transferred. The embodiment of the patent document solves the problem that the receiving end may know whether to support the type of the file only after completely receiving the file or performing an opening operation, thus leading to inconvenient use, which improves the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 10250401
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are provided for providing category-sensitive chat channels. A category-sensitive chat channel may be provided. The category-sensitive chat channel may be assigned a given category level. The given category level may determine a scope of content allowed in the category-sensitive chat channel. Information to be posted through the category-sensitive chat channel may be obtained. The obtained information may be filtered based on the given category level. The filtered information may be posted in the category-sensitive chat channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David Skiff, Peter Wilczynski, Timothy Yousaf
  • Patent number: 10250932
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the automated creation of targeted or focused content extractions and/or compilations (e.g., highlight reels). In one embodiment, the extractions or compilations are created for use in a content delivery network. In one variant, incoming live feeds are recorded. Time-stamped metadata from sources (either internal or external) able to identify moments and events of interest is used to parse or select portions of the live feeds to generate clips related thereto. Those clips are then sent to users (including optionally their mobile devices) for viewing. In some embodiments, a recommendation engine is used to select clips matching interests of a particular user or group of users. Varied sources of metadata may be used, and networked resources may be utilized to in the implementation of internal “excitement” monitoring systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Osminer
  • Patent number: 10237605
    Abstract: An input/output system and a method for a set-top box using a terminal include making a connection with the terminal including a display unit or a speaker through wired or wireless communication, determining whether the terminal is in a receive enable state for image data or audio data, and sharing the image data or the audio data with the terminal by transmitting the image data or the audio data to the terminal to output an image through the display unit of the terminal or to output audio through the speaker of the terminal, when the terminal is in the receive enable state for the image data or the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NHN Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoung Hwan Oak, Hyeyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10231021
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing enhanced consumer access to information sources and controllable entities. An Access device can be a stand alone device such as a DVD player in which the DVD disk contains the back-end information network. Other Access devices obtain the back-end information network from remote sources. By way of a specific example, the consumer can then view a game and interactively select every television camera located at the game venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Lazaros Bountour
  • Patent number: 10222969
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a data transmission method and device, which are to be applied to a source client, wherein the source client is a client in a foreground running status in a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal, by means of a split-screen function, divides the display screen thereof into a first split screen for displaying a running interface of the source client and a second split screen for displaying a running interface of a target client, the target client is a client in a foreground running status in the mobile terminal. The method comprises: establishing a communication connection between the source client and the target client; receiving a drag instruction for a thumbnail of target data in the source client and moving the thumbnail according to the drag instruction; monitoring whether a data transmission instruction for the target data is received, if yes, transmitting the target data to the target client through the established communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: ZHUHAI KINGSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE CO., LTD., BEIJING KINGSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE, INC, GUANGZHOU KINGSOFT MOBILE TECHNOLGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juan Hu, Lanhua Huang, Dawei Wang, Haiwei He, Yong Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10216369
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for employing perceptual characteristic similarity for item replacement in media content are presented. The system can include an identification component, a matching component and a replacement component. The identification component identifies at least a portion of an item in a media file. The matching component determines a replacement item from a set of candidate items based on a comparison between perceptual characteristics associated with the item and corresponding perceptual characteristics associated with the set of candidate items. The replacement component replaces the item in the media file with at least a portion of the replacement item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yading Song, Vivek Sharma, Robert Steven Glickstein
  • Patent number: 10211855
    Abstract: A apparatus for dynamically modifying filter characteristics of a delta-sigma modulator in order to receive and transmit radio frequency signals over a wide frequency range. The system is used for wide bandwidth radio system designed to adapt to various global radio standards and, more particularly, to a cellular radio architecture that employs a combination of a single circulator, programmable band-pass sampling radio frequency (RF) front-end and optimized digital baseband that is capable of supporting all current cellular wireless access protocol frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia D. Baringer, Mohiuddin Ahmed, Hsuanyu Pan, Yen-Cheng Kuan, James Chingwei Li, Emilio A. Sovero, Timothy J. Talty
  • Patent number: 10204103
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer program product provide the ability to ingest a media content file. The media content file to be uploaded and managed in an enterprise media framework (EMF) is selected. Media content file(s) to be tagged are also selected. A mask matcher identifies a mask (having multiple parts) that identifies a file structure of information associated with the media content file. For each of the multiple parts and based on the information associated with the media content file, metadata is calculated and applied to the media content file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FOX DIGITAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: John J. Angelini, II, Elsa Fiorella Gardella, Juliano Zucchetto Teixeira, David R. Trujillo, Gitte Dahl, Marc Henri Paul, Peter D. Bakalov, Winston Cheun Wan, Patrick H. Tran, Mangesh Pimpalkar
  • Patent number: 10194112
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a tuner for receiving a broadcast signal; a display module for displaying content on a main screen; an interface module for receiving, from a remote control, a first command for selecting a specific location on the main screen; and a controller for controlling the tuner, the display module, and the interface module, wherein the controller enlarges a specific region within a preset distance from the specific location according to the received first command, and displays the magnified specific region in a zoom window, and furthermore, the location of the zoom window varies according to a motion of the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sanghyun Baek, Miyeon Kwon, Kyungryun Lee, Hyeongjin Park, Jeean Chang
  • Patent number: 10187681
    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. The initial streaming media source includes last segments being streamed to the client and the next streaming media source is selected by the client from a virtual master playlist. The technique further includes 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: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Binny Asarikuniyil
  • Patent number: 10178344
    Abstract: In some aspects, control circuitry receives and stores a user-specified time duration to associate with a skip-forward command. When the user later issues a skip-forward command to advance playback of a media asset to a desired location, the control circuitry retrieves the stored time duration, and determines an expected overshoot value associated with the skip-forward command. The control circuitry then compensates for the expected overshoot by calculating a new location in the media asset based on both the retrieved time duration and expected overshoot value. Upon advancing to the new location, the media asset is played back in a fast-forward mode, e.g., at a speed higher than normal speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Patel, Abubakkar Siddiq, Ajay Kumar Gupta, Sai Rahul Reddy Pulikunta, Sashikumar Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10171860
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implementing and using interactive information. In one embodiment, a user may specify certain information that should be collected by the embodiment. The embodiment may monitor or search through one or more data streams for all information matching or corresponding to the user's specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: David Christopher St. John-Larkin
  • Patent number: 10142691
    Abstract: Currently delivered content data of contents are received and are each able to be output to an output unit. An estimated value for evaluating a posting status of posted information, that is posted on a Web page in association with the content, is computed. Based on the estimated value, it is determined whether or not a switching condition for switching a main content among the contents, that is being output to the output unit, to a sub-content among the contents, that is not being output to the output unit, is satisfied. If it is determined that the switching condition is satisfied, information utilized to switch the content is output to the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10141025
    Abstract: A method, device and computer-readable medium are provided for adjusting video playing progress in the field of video processing. The method for adjusting video playing progress includes: acquiring a keyword inputted by a user; determining at least one matching keyframe corresponding to the keyword in a target video, which includes at least one keyframe; displaying the at least one matching keyframe; and adjusting displaying progress of the target video to target displaying progress, when a selection operation on a keyframe of the at least one matching keyframe is detected, where the target displaying progress corresponds to the keyframe as indicated by the selection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhijun Chen, Shaohua Wan, Song Yang