Electronic Program Guide Patents (Class 725/39)
  • Patent number: 11902602
    Abstract: Combining a plurality of video feeds of various modulation formats and from a variety of sources for providing a unified interface and an extension of services across the plurality of video feeds is provided. An integrated video feed system located at least in part at a subscriber premises is configured to receive a plurality of video content broadcast feeds (e.g., cable television, over the air television, satellite television, Internet Protocol television), generate a combined data feed comprising video content signals included in the plurality of video content feeds, identify and decode the video content signals, obtain additional data associated with each of the plurality of video content feeds, provide a unified interface for displaying an aggregation of data and services associated with the plurality of video content feeds, and to provide requested video content included in the plurality of video content broadcast feeds for playback on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Michael Paul Overcash
  • Patent number: 11895347
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a media processing device including a receiver configured to receive a service and receive a service list for the service from a service list server, a processor configured to perform service discovery for the service based on the service list, and a displayer configured to display the service based on the service discovery. Disclosed herein is a media processing device including a memory and a processor connected to the memory, wherein the processor may be configured to transmit a service, and transmit a service list for the service from a service list server, wherein the service list may be used to perform service discovery for the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Park, Joonhee Yoon
  • Patent number: 11893200
    Abstract: A user interface (UI) display method is provided. The UI display method includes displaying an operation window including one or more setting items on a screen, and if a first one of the setting items is inputted, causing at least a part or all of the remaining operation window part except for the first item not to be displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 11895354
    Abstract: A live streaming interaction method and apparatus, and a readable medium and an electronic device are provided. The method includes: in response to a selection operation of a user regarding target virtual objects in a live streaming viewing interface, displaying an object trigger operation control, the object trigger operation control being used for the user to perform a target operation to continuously trigger target virtual objects; and during the process of the user performing the target operation on the object trigger operation control, controlling a first display control to move along a first pre-set path, wherein the first display control is used for displaying, in real time, the number of target virtual objects currently triggered by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Meilin Li, Di Wu, Hongshuo Xu, Ting Wang, Hui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11889126
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of a method includes determining that at least one first condition is satisfied indicating that a subscriber is an event attendee, determining that at least one second condition is satisfied indicating that the subscriber is at least likely to desire observing media representing at least a portion of the event, and providing the media representing at least the portion of the event to a portable subscriber device based on the first condition and the second condition being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: 15 Seconds of Fame, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Resnick, Gregg Donnenfeld, Michael Mackey, Ruslan Sabitov
  • Patent number: 11877029
    Abstract: A technique allows curating content such as videos to be specific to some event/theme. The technique allows creating an event in a calendar, and a backend system internally has an algorithm to pick the movies/TV shows based on viewing history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Harshank Dilip Vengurlekar, Madhur Kamalapurkar
  • Patent number: 11871087
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a receiver for efficiently acquiring a component configuring a service, a reception method, a transmitter, and a transmission method. The receiver acquires first signaling data distributed on a broadcast wave of digital broadcasting in an IP transmission system, acquires broadcast signaling data as second signaling data, acquires communication signaling data as the second signaling data when flag information included in the broadcast signaling data indicates that the communication signaling data is provided from a server over the Internet together with the broadcast signaling data, and connects to a stream of a broadcast component or a stream of a communication component thereby to control reproduction of the component on the basis of at least one of the broadcast signaling data and the communication signaling data. The present technology is applicable to TV receivers, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Jun Kitahara, Naohisa Kitazato, Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11863834
    Abstract: During playback of a content item, a media signature corresponding to a first portion of the content item is identified. A number of media signatures representing portions of a plurality of other content items may have been previously identified and stored. Each stored media signature may also include an identifier of an associated content item and a timestamp corresponding to a position in the associated content item at which the signature is located. If it is determined that the identified media signature matches a stored media signature, a progress bar is generated for display comprising an identifier of the content item associated with the matching stored media signature, and a progress indicator corresponding to a timestamp associated with the stored media signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Charishma Chundi, Susanto Sen
  • Patent number: 11863807
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception device. The disclosure includes processing circuitry in the reception device configured to tune to receive a digital broadcasting stream using an Internet Protocol (IP) transmission scheme, perform a filtering process on packets on the digital broadcasting stream to identify signaling packets that include tuning information and setting information for accessing a description of a particular service, extract, from the identified signaling packets during an initial scanning process, the tuning information, store the tuning information extracted during the initial scanning process in a memory, and after the tuning information is stored, perform a tuning operation for a service and control a tuning process executed by the circuitry based on the tuning information stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamagishi, Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 11860935
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing operations including: retrieving, by one or more processors, a plurality of content items; identifying a first content item from the plurality of content items to which a user has previously reacted; determining a category of the first content item; selecting a second content item in the plurality of content items that is associated with the determined category of the first content item to which the user has previously reacted; and presenting the second content item to the user in a presentation arrangement of a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Newar Husam Al Majid, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Laurent Desserrey, Matthew Thompson, Jeremy Voss
  • Patent number: 11856254
    Abstract: Metadata for media content items is received. The media content items are displayed in an overview area in an electronic program guide (EPG) of a user interface. The overview area includes cells aligned in one or more rows. Input of a selection of one of the media content items displayed at the EPG in the user interface is received. Responsive to receiving the input of the selected media content item, the selected media content item is displayed in a focus area in the EPG of the user interface. The focus area includes expanded metadata that includes a sample of the selected media content item that is played as an underlay of a display of at least some of the subset of the metadata of the selected media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kleinerman, Neil Cormican
  • Patent number: 11828614
    Abstract: A method for controlling an XR device outputting a navigation screen. The method may comprise receiving first GPS information, acquiring second GPS information corresponding to a current position of a vehicle, determining whether the first GPS information matches the second GPS information, and displaying a navigation screen based on a map DB stored in the server if the first GPS information is matched with the second GPS information. If the first GPS information is not matched with the second GPS information, the method may further comprise taking a driving image through a camera, comparing the driving image with an image of the map DB stored in the server, searching for a video frame including the most similar point from the image of the map DB, and changing the navigation screen based on the video frame searched from the map DB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dukyung Jung, Kihyung Lee, Sunghwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11822858
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content system. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. The system includes display devices configured to identify and tailor content to multiple individual users. Each user may have individual settings which provide for a customized viewing environment and experience. The system is configured to identify users of the system in order to tailor the content as appropriate. In addition, identification of users allows for the identification of the subscription content that corresponds to the user. Based upon identification of a user and corresponding subscription, the user's subscription content may be streamed to any location. In this manner, the users subscribed content may follow the user from home to a friend's house, or elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory N. Christie, Alessandro Sabatelli, William M. Bachman, Imran Chaudhri, Jeffrey Robbin, Jim Young, Joe Howard, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay, Jeffrey Ma, Lynne Kress
  • Patent number: 11816303
    Abstract: An electronic device provides, to a display, while in a screensaver mode, data to present a first media, that includes a first visual motion effect. In response to receiving a user input on a remote user input device, a type of the user input on the remote user input device is determined. If the user input is of a first type, the device provides, to the display, data to present the first media, that includes the first visual motion effect, with corresponding descriptive text. If the user input is of a second type, the device exits the screensaver mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Henrique D. Penha, Graham R. Clarke, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Jeffrey L. Robbin, William M. Bachman, Benjamin W. Keighran, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Jonathan Lochhead, Joe R. Howard, Joshua K. McGlinn, Gary I. Butcher, Pavel Pivonka, Christopher I. Wilson, Aled H. Williams, Samuel H. Bebbington
  • Patent number: 11812112
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable media automatically highlights an unhealthy condition of a viewer. A device, e.g., set-top box, operatively connects to a network and a display. The set-top-box is adapted to output a program to a viewer watching the display. The set-top-box operatively com1ects through a wireless protocol to one or more wearable health monitoring devices that monitor one or more health readings associated with the viewer. The set-top-box outputs an alert to the viewer during the program if a health reading falls within a dangerous range. Advantageously, the alert is delivered through an EPG and may comprise pausing/stopping the program, and/or highlighting the alert on the display for the viewer's safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Libo Sheng, Jianguo Zhou, Fenggen Hu
  • Patent number: 11792465
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus having a function of remotely controlling a video display apparatus includes a communication unit that transmits a command related to setting of the video display apparatus and receives status information, a signal receiving unit that receives a signal output from a broadcast station and decodes a video content, a memory unit that stores a content of a command including a channel of the video content, and a display unit that displays the video content and various types of information. In this terminal apparatus, the communication unit transmits an identification code specific to the terminal apparatus when transmitting the command, and when the status information is received after a channel of the video display apparatus is set by remote control, the video content of the channel stored in the memory unit is decoded by the signal receiving unit and is displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 11775628
    Abstract: Customizing an application on a mobile device includes storing at least a portion of customization data in a customization server that is independent of the mobile device, a user of the mobile device accessing the customization server independently of the mobile device, receiving authorization data from the customization server that enables the mobile device to securely receive customization data from the customization server, and the mobile device using the authorization data to cause the customization server to provide the customization data to the mobile device. The authorization data may be provided by postal message, email message, an SMS text message, and/or a visual code provided on a screen of a computer used to access the customization server. The user may use a computer to provide credential information to access the customization server. Customizing the application may allow the mobile device to access a user service on behalf of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Francois-Eric Michel Guyomarc'h, James William Holland, Milan Khan, Caleb Wattles
  • Patent number: 11768872
    Abstract: Media device systems and methods are operable to identify media content events. An exemplary embodiment receives a user defined keyword tag, associates an identifier of a media content event with the user defined keyword tag, stores the user defined keyword tag and the associated identifier in a database, receives a user specification of the user defined keyword tag, conducts a search of the user defined keyword tags in the database for instances where the user defined keyword tag of the second user specification matches with the stored user defined keyword tag of the first user specification, and generates a return message that indicates the associated identifier of the media content event for each instance where the user defined keyword tag matches with the stored user defined keyword tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Mala Benn
  • Patent number: 11765788
    Abstract: The Automated Content Upload System networks a plurality of aircraft together when they are parked at the gates of an airport. Communications among the aircraft are guided by a Content Manager, resident at or near the airport, which maintains data representative of InFlight Entertainment Content presently stored on each aircraft and the list of scheduled InFlight Entertainment Content available on each aircraft. The Content Manager guides the exchange of InFlight Entertainment Content among the aircraft, as well as from the Content Manager to the aircraft, to automatically distribute InFlight Entertainment Content to the aircraft efficiently and timely. This process includes the ability to multicast data from the Content Manager to multiple aircraft in a single transmission, obtaining content delivery efficiency, populating multiple aircraft via a single transmission from the Content Manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: GOGO BUSINESS AVIATION LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Adrian Lauer
  • Patent number: 11764992
    Abstract: Various embodiments describe methods, systems, and devices for deploying an application associated with a user-selected container on a home-network router. Exemplary implementations may include receiving, at the home-network router from a remote server, container acquisition data including configuration information and rules for downloading the user-selected container. Also, initiating, by the home-network router, operation of application logic of the user-selected container in response to downloading the user-selected container from a remote container registry. Further, updating, by the home-network router, a reverse proxy maintained in the home-network router through application logic, wherein the reverse proxy is configured to forward requests from operation of the user-selected container to one or more remote servers; transmitting, from the home-network router to a remote computing device, a notification that the application associated with the user-selected container is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Ethan J. Wright, Matthew J. Wright, Micah W. Labbee
  • Patent number: 11727079
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for displaying at least a portion of content being displayed on a first device to also be displayed on a second device. The method includes causing content to be displayed on a first device. The method then includes detecting a second device to concurrently display at least a portion of the content being displayed on the first device. A capability of the first device is compared with a capability of the second device. Based on the comparing, the at least the portion of the content is automatically provided to be displayed on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Huifeng Shen, Shipeng Li, Yan Lu, Zhaotai Pan, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11721090
    Abstract: A recommendation method includes retrieving content consumption data including content consumed and content not consumed. Based on the content consumption data, identifying a first piece of content not consumed. A first feature of the first piece of content related to negative consumption of the first piece of content is determined. A first system is used to revise the first feature to a second feature. A second piece of content including the second feature is provided to an electronic device. The second piece of content is a revised instance of the first piece of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yue Deng, Yilin Shen, Hongxia Jin
  • Patent number: 11711412
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for maintaining a programming lineup of adaptive-bitrate content streaming is provided. The apparatus includes a timeline module configured to maintain a programming lineup of media content available over a network. The media content may comprise a plurality of streamlets. The apparatus also includes at least one data module configured to maintain multi-bitrate streamlet information. The system includes the apparatus and a client module configured to acquire content based upon the programming lineup provided by the timeline module. The method includes maintaining a programming lineup of media content available over a network, and maintaining multi-bitrate streamlet information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark B. Hurst, David F. Brueck
  • Patent number: 11709888
    Abstract: A system and method for navigating digital media assets including a navigation system configured to receive a search query in response to a user input and process the search query by applying the search query to a search index of digital media asset conventional and time-based metadata and determining search results of titles of and start points in time within digital media assets that satisfy the search query. The navigation system may then display the search results to the user through the user interface. The search results may be displayed in a hierarchical format, wherein the title of the digital media asset is displayed and upon selecting the title of the digital media asset, the start points in time within that digital media asset are displayed or played as a video to the user through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: TIVO SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Berry
  • Patent number: 11700416
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for scheduling a season recording. A series is provided to a user device, the series having a plurality of sequential seasons, and each season having a plurality of episodes. A request for recording the series is received from the user. In response, a last episode of the series watched by the user is identified. A relevant season of the plurality of seasons is then determined, such that the relevant season precedes another season of the plurality of seasons and includes the last episode watched by the user. Then, episodes of the relevant season that follow the last episode watched by the user are scheduled for recording, such that episodes of a season that precedes the relevant season are not scheduled for recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander William Liston, Kenichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11699436
    Abstract: Interactive content containing audio or video may be provided in conjunction with non-interactive content containing audio or video to enhance user engagement and interest with the contents and to increase the effectiveness of the distributed information. Interactive content may be directly inserted into the existing, non-interactive content. Additionally or alternatively, interactive content may be streamed in parallel to the existing content, with minimal modification to the existing content. For example, the server may monitor content from a content provider; detect an event (e.g., a marker embedded in the content stream, or in a data source external to the content stream); upon detecting the event, play interactive content at a designated time while silencing the content stream of the content provider (e.g., by muting, pausing, playing silence.) The marker may be a sub-audible tone or metadata associated with the content stream. The user may respond to the interactive content by voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: XAPPMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick B. Higbie, John P. Kelvie, Michael M. Myers, Franklin D. Raines
  • Patent number: 11695996
    Abstract: A machine detects a set of first control operations and, in response, causes a display screen to present a graphical interface in which a central window suggests first content by presenting a first preview and a first identifier superimposed on the first preview. The machine then detects a second control operation that indicates dismissal of the first content. In response to the second control operation, the machine causes the display screen to present a transition to an interest-improved version of the graphical interface. The transition includes sliding the first preview, the first identifier, a second preview, and a second identifier together in a shared direction and at a shared speed within the central window. The second preview and the second identifier correspond to second content. In the interest-improved version of the graphical interface, the central window suggests the second content by presenting the second preview and the second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Crx K. Chai, Robert Chen, Alex Fishman, Marc Stoksik, Colin Shengcai Zhao, David Daniel Kempe, Venkata Ratnam Vadhri
  • Patent number: 11683556
    Abstract: A data display method and apparatus, a storage medium, and an electronic device are provided. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal, a first target operation instruction on a client during a process of playing a video of a game on the client; obtaining, by the terminal, process data of a target type in response to the first target operation instruction. The process data indicates game information corresponding to a current moment of the video of the game, and the game information being time-sensitive. The method also includes displaying, by the terminal, a first target interface on the client, the first target interface displaying the process data of the target type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi Yin, Zheng Wang, Daoxin Wang, Huichao Hu, Xiaosheng Liu, Xiaobin Cao, Jie Zhou, Zhongjian He, Xiao Feng, Yibo Jin
  • Patent number: 11677700
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for allowing a first user of a messaging platform to send follow-up message(s) to a second user after expiration of an allotted messaging time period without violating existing messaging policies based at least in part on opt-in messaging. The first user may perform an API call to an API of a messaging server to send a follow-up message request. Based on the request, the messaging server may send an opt-in message to the second user who may then explicitly opt in to receive a follow-up message from the first user. A qualifying response by the second user to the opt-in message may cause the messaging server to generate a unique token for the communicating pair. The first user may send the follow-up message to the second user by sending the message with the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: META PLATFORMS, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Slutsker, Rohit Watve, Yi Xiao
  • Patent number: 11675607
    Abstract: Systems and methods of transferring data from memory to manage graphical output latency are provided. A device having a display receives an acoustic signal that carries a query. The device determines that a wireless controller is in a first state. The device establishes, based on receipt of the acoustic signal and the determination that the wireless controller device is in the first state, a first interaction mode for a graphical user interface rendered by the computing device for display via the display device. The device sets a prefetch parameter to a first value and prefetches the corresponding amount of electronic content items. The device establishes a second interaction mode and overrides the first value of the prefetch parameter to a second value, and prefetches a second amount of electronic content items corresponding to the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jian Wei Leong, Leo Baghdassarian, Lucas Hiroshi De Carvalho Hirata
  • Patent number: 11671680
    Abstract: Various arrangements for metadata tagging of video content are presented. A request to add a metadata tag to be linked with a video content instance may be received. A metadata integration database to link the spoken metadata tag with the video content instance may be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jason Henderson
  • Patent number: 11665619
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides data and connectivity management systems and methods. A router application and/or service endpoint resolver in communication with a telematics control unit (TCU) may support devices and enable content, video or music streaming. In an illustrative embodiment, the router application and/or service endpoint resolver may receive a data access request to a resource identifier. A data plan associated with the vehicle may be accessed. In turn, a determination may be made on whether the resource identifier is within a preset list of resource identifiers defined by the data plan. The request to the resource identifier may be processed when the resource identifier is within the preset list of resource identifiers defined by the data plan. When no data plan exists for the vehicle or the resource identifier is not in the preset list, denial of the request may be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerry E Bonnah, David M Kirsch, Justin E Sinaguinan
  • Patent number: 11659218
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for managing blackout restrictions. A user device may retrieve a blackout condition from a blackout device. The blackout device may be a node in plurality of blackout nodes. Each of the blackout nodes may store blackout conditions for different corresponding content. The user device may retrieve the blackout condition from a blackout device associated with content in response to a request for the content. The user device may determine whether information associated with the user device satisfies the blackout condition. If the information satisfies the blackout condition, the requested content may be blocked. Alternative content may be output instead of the requested content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Flanagan
  • Patent number: 11659231
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing media mosaics are described. One embodiment provides a media mosaic management method in a media device. The method generates a mosaic filter based on a program selected from a first media mosaic. The mosaic filter is used to identify related programs for presentation in a second, customized media mosaic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Carlos Garcia Navarro
  • Patent number: 11659152
    Abstract: Previously, users could not be notified when the 3D mode type of a program being received by a digital broadcast receiver was not compatible with the digital broadcast receiver. A reception device is provided with: a reception unit which receives program content including video information and identification information including information for distinguishing whether the program content is 2D program content or 3D program content; and a display control unit which controls the display so as to display whether the aforementioned program content is 2D program content or 3D program content in response to the received aforementioned identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Otsuka, Sadao Tsuruga
  • Patent number: 11653042
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing information used for generating and consuming multimedia content in a broadcast system supporting a multimedia service based on an Internet protocol are provided. The method includes composing a message type field containing information indicating on a type of control information contained in the control message, composing a length field containing information on the length of the control message, composing optional fields having different values according to the type of the control information, and composing a payload field containing content of the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Hwang, Kyung-Mo Park, Sung-Ryeul Rhyu, Jae-Yeon Song
  • Patent number: 11647256
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying and correlating an advertised object with a plurality of interconnected computing devices embedded in a living environment of the user. For example, a media guidance application implemented at a set-top box with a television may receive a signal from a printer indicating that cartridge ink is low. When the user is watching a television show and an advertisement relating to printer cartridges is being played, the media guidance application may identify that the advertised printer cartridges may be something that the user needs, and may then send a notification to a user of the advertisement. In this way, the media guidance application correlates advertisements from a media asset with a user's actual needs, which may improve the advertisement conversion rate for advertisers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Jacob Fennelly
  • Patent number: 11615056
    Abstract: A method of compressing a string array comprising strings with similarity includes selecting a string compression method from among a plurality of available compression methods based on at least which of the available compression method yields the shortest compressed string. The string is then compressed using the selected string compression method. The array of strings to be compressed comprises text characters represented by a first range of values within a word, and compressed string comprises one or more words in a second range of values dedicated to compression and not overlapping with the first range of values. This process is repeated for additional strings in the string array, such that the compression method used for each of a plurality of strings is independently selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Avast Software s.r.o.
    Inventor: Pavel Cimbál
  • Patent number: 11611718
    Abstract: A video receiver apparatus, for receiving video from a video transmitter apparatus, comprises: a memory portion for memorizing receiver apparatus information of the video receiver apparatus; and a transmitter/receiver portion for receiving a request for obtaining the receiver apparatus information transmitted from the video transmitter apparatus, and also for transmitting the receiver apparatus information memorized in the memory portion responding to the obtaining request, and wherein, further within the memory portion is memorized history information, changing depending on alternation of the receiver apparatus information, and wherein the receiver portion is able to receive the history information, which the video transmitter apparatus holds therein, as well as, the obtaining request from the video transmitter, and when the received history information from the video transmitter apparatus and the history information, which the video transmitter apparatus holds therein, are inconsistent with each other, then
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kabuto, Yuya Ogi
  • Patent number: 11601712
    Abstract: A predictive tuning system is disclosed in order to reduce the tuning channel delay time in a cable TV architecture. The system comprises a set-top box (STB) configured to instantiate a given number of video decoding pipelines allowing for start broadcasting a particular set of channels which include a sub-set of pre-define channels, such as the antecessor and predecessor channels which are normally pre-tuned, and other sub-set of channels chosen using a predictive algorithm. This algorithm runs locally at the user interface level of the STB suggesting the more likely channels to be watched by the user according to his past behavior according to a specific time slot of a day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: NOS INOVACAO, S.A.
    Inventors: Nelson Fernandes Feiticeiro Soares Delicado, Catarina Alexandra Marques Vital, Barbara Maria Garbacz, Sonia Sofia Santos Rodrigues, Mario Magalhaes Saraiva, Andre Ramalho Dos Santos Rosado, Ana Raquel Dos Reis Fernandes Gama, Bruno De Sousa Rosa Da Cruz Fernandes
  • Patent number: 11601727
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing an interactive advertising system and components thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Winview, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lockton, Kathy Austin Lockton
  • Patent number: 11589114
    Abstract: System, methods, and machine-readable media to facilitate adaptive content composite interaction with respect to digitally distributed content are disclosed. Discovery may be performed, and events specified for digital distribution may be detected. A particular endpoint identifier mapped to media devices may be detected. Events may be determined as a function of access specifications. Content objects corresponding to the events may be received from a remote system via a network. Content composites corresponding to mapping specifications may be created for each content object with selecting and configuring an adaptable content object with the content object to form a content composite to facilitate presentation of the content composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert Sadler, Timothy Meyer, Christopher Kuhrt, Jesse Montgomery, Shaun Ryan
  • Patent number: 11523151
    Abstract: A system is provided for a rendering stream distributor controller for use with a plurality of content sources, a HTML code repository, a plurality of video rendering engines and a distribution network. The rendering stream distributor controller includes an outbound IP address inventory system, a video rendering engine and network elements inventory system and a rendering stream controller. The rendering stream controller is able to provide a stream instruction, based on one of a plurality of outbound IP addresses, one of a plurality of HTML content identification data, and one of a plurality of sets of HTML code so as to instruct one of the plurality of video rendering engines to output an MPEG transport stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Matthew A. Milford
  • Patent number: 11507588
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to facilitate matching of names for same media content are disclosed. Example methods include analyzing first data associated with first media content and, when a program name/identifier and/or episode name/identifier is not identified in the first data, supplementing the data with second data to form third data and processing the third data with respect to fourth data associated with second media content and calculating a composite match score including a program match score and an episode match score based on processing the third data with respect to the fourth data. When the first media content is determined to match the second media content based on the processing of the third data with respect to the fourth data and a comparison of the composite match score to a threshold is satisfied, a normalized media name is generated for the first media content and the second media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Goli Reddy Narasimha, Gangadhar Jakkula, Tejas Desai, Amudha Colaco, Steven L. Glickman, Punil Patel
  • Patent number: 11488508
    Abstract: Different functional views for a mobile device are provided depending on orientation of the device. The mobile device includes an enclosure and a display disposed within the enclosure, wherein the display presents a functional view to a user when the device is positioned in a first orientation and a second functional view when the display is rotated to a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip John Stroffolino, Terry Douglas Lee
  • Patent number: 11487806
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for media item matching using search query analysis. In an implementation, the method includes identifying, by a processing device, a first media item that has been removed from a media hosting platform due to a removal request associated with a reference media item of a first media owner; identifying, by the processing device, a search query corresponding to the first media item based on a history of search queries, wherein a search result of the search query included the first media item; obtaining, by the processing device, one or more additional media items included in the search result of the search query; and providing the one or more additional media items to the first media owner to determine whether to initiate one or more actions regarding the one or more additional media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Fabio Magagna, Luca Chiarandini, Jakub Imriska
  • Patent number: 11477617
    Abstract: A network entity controls delivery of information to user devices over bearer paths including unicast channels and multicast channels. The network entity may interoperate in any of a number of network architectures, including 3GPP Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and 3GPP2 Multimedia Domain (MMD). The network entity may provide functionality of a modified 3GPP2 Broadcast and Multicast Service (BCMCS) controller component configured to enable BCMCS signaling protocol transactions to occur over 3GPP IMS interfaces and/or 3GPP2 MMD interfaces. A network entity configured to interoperate in a 3GPP IMS and/or 3GPP2 MMD network architecture may provide network-mobile multimedia services to user devices. Content associated with the multimedia services may be stored in storage devices in the network. A common interface through which a network operator defines service-specific parameters of a number of unicast and multicast multimedia services deployed in a distribution network may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ERICSSON EVDO INC.
    Inventors: Fabio M. Chiussi, Roshan M. Rao
  • Patent number: 11477534
    Abstract: A display device including a display configured to display content; and a controller configured to capture an image of the displayed content, transmit data of the captured image to an external server, receive content information and a playback time point of the content corresponding to the captured image from the external server, acquire a presence or absence of shopping information related to the displayed content based on the received content information and the playback time point of the content, and display the shopping information on the display according to the acquired presence of the shopping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeseung Lee, Seongwoon Seol, Obong An, Eunyoung Cho, Yujin Bae, Sangjin Ahn
  • Patent number: 11463773
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for providing notifications regarding relevant and trending digital content. For example, these techniques include identifying an instance of content accessible over a network as relevant content, monitoring a volume of activity associated with the relevant content over a period of time, comparing the volume of activity over the time period to a threshold level, and sending a notification to a client device when the volume of activity exceeds the threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Shunsuke Kunieda
  • Patent number: 11457257
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method executable by an adaptive stream concatenation server to deliver a concatenated transport stream to a video distribution system are provided, as are embodiments of adaptive stream concatenation servers. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving an adaptive media stream containing television programming in an adaptive packet format at the adaptive stream concatenation server via a digital network. The contents of the adaptive media stream are concatenated by the adaptive stream concatenation server to create a concatenated transport stream containing the television programming in a streaming format different from the adaptive packet format and compatible with the video distribution system. The concatenated transport stream containing the television programming is then transmitted in the streaming format to the video distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C
    Inventor: Don Green