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  • Patent number: 11983218
    Abstract: Methods and systems of determining competition for search queries on a video hosting system on a computer network are provided. Search records associated with search queries directed to the video hosting system are received. Each search record identifies videos available on the video hosting system that are search results for a corresponding search query and indicates associated view durations that the videos were viewed responsive to the search query. Search queries directed to a first and second videos and associated view durations that the first video was watched in response to the queries are identified from the received search records. A competition score indicating an amount of competition between the first and second videos for views of users of the video hosting system is calculated based on the identified search queries and associated view durations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Luca Chiarandini, Johan Georg Granstrom
  • Patent number: 11962856
    Abstract: Systems and methods for, while a user is consuming a first media asset, generating for the user a recommendation of a second media asset based on a viewing history of the user. In some aspects, the systems and methods determine that a user is consuming only video of a first media asset, determine a first category for the first media asset, and retrieve a viewing history corresponding to the user. The viewing history comprises media assets consumed simultaneously with a media asset corresponding to the first category. The systems and methods select a second category corresponding to a highest number of media assets in the viewing history, select a second media asset based on the second category. Alternatively, the user can select the second media asset manually. The systems and methods generate for output the audio of the second media asset for simultaneous consumption with the video of the first media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Anitha Rajagopal, Abhishek Banerjee, Vijayasekhar Mekala, Mitsu Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11956505
    Abstract: Systems and methods of media devices are operable to receive appointment information from an electronic device, wherein the appointment information is defined by a time period for a scheduled appointment for a user, and wherein the scheduled appointment requires the user to be at a remote location that is remote from a location of the media device such that the user is unable to manually operate or use their media device. The media device is configured to automatically modify at least one operation of the media device based on the received appointment information that is associated with the scheduled appointment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Dale Mountain
  • Patent number: 11949940
    Abstract: A technique of transmitting or receiving an advanced digital broadcasting service more suitably is provided. As the means, a broadcast receiving apparatus for receiving a broadcasting wave, a 2K broadcasting service and a 4K broadcasting service being transmitted by the broadcasting wave, includes: a receiver configured to receive the broadcasting wave; a display; and a controller. The controller is configured to identify whether simultaneous broadcasting of a 2K broadcasting service and a 4K broadcasting service in the broadcasting wave is executed or not on a basis of control information, the control information being contained in the broadcasting wave received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Takuya Shimizu, Hitoshi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11936954
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, apparatus, and electronic device for processing of video recommendations. The present disclosure enables: at least one of second users can recommend a video to a first user, and when recommending the video, the second user can add own recommendation comment on the video, and the first user sees the comment on the video from the at least one of second users on a playback interface of a first client, and can also conduct operations such as comment, like, etc. on the comment by the second user, and can further recommend the video to a third user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingran Zhou, Yue Chen
  • Patent number: 11934645
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a display control device and a display control method each of which is capable of further improving operability. Provided is a display control device including a control unit that displays a plurality of items associated with a display screen, and, in a case where a desired item is selected by a user operation from the plurality of displayed items, displays a selected display screen corresponding to the selected item together with the display screen that is currently displayed, the selected display screen being displayed at a position relative to a display position of the selected item. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a television receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Takuo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11917258
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhanced ship-based network connectivity using a content delivery network (CDN) edge server. An example method includes receiving user requests from user devices in wireless communication with a system, with the user requests being associated with applications executing on the user devices. An operating status associated with a satellite communication system is determined, the operation status being indicative of the satellite communication system having bandwidth and/or connectivity to route the user requests via a satellite network. Based on the operating status being negative, a first subset of the user requests is queued for transmission. A second subset of the user requests are responded to using an edge cache. Based on the operating status being positive, the user requests are transmitted via the satellite network to a shore-based system, the shore-based system routing the user requests to web applications associated with different functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Tabor
  • Patent number: 11888914
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a content fling system and method. The content fling system may support a plurality of users flinging content or media at various times including simultaneously to the same output device. The content fling system may further support users flinging from various locations. The content fling system can also support a single content item being played back on a plurality of output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Corey Farrell, Randall Hounsell, Michael Connelly
  • Patent number: 11871083
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling video stream playback, and a storage medium are provided. In playing a video stream in a playback region of a mobile display screen, the method includes: obtaining a playback mode switching instruction based on a detected trigger event of a playback mode configuration control; setting a playback mode of the video stream to a target playback mode instructed by the playback mode switching instruction; and in a case that the playback mode of the video stream is set to the automatic playback mode, playing a video content next to a current video content if it is detected that the current video content has been played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: DOUYIN VISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongyang Zhao, Zixuan Ma, Xin Liu
  • Patent number: 11849184
    Abstract: A system and method to dynamically analyze digital media and select multimedia assets or items to render with correlated IP-connected media and apps. Hierarchical Taxonomy, Engagement-based and Neural-based asset matching is rendered with rule-based and Diminishing Perspective decision-making. A user can listen, view and interact with the correlated and rendered material using an input device native to the computing device being used to access the IP-connected media. Embodiments extract features from the digital media. The extracted features are semantically analyzed for an understanding of characteristics associated with the respective features. Topics are extracted from the digital media based on the characteristics. Stored assets are correlated to the extracted topics to select an asset based on characteristics of the extracted topics correlating with the selected asset. The selected asset is rendered with the digital media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Spotible Labs LLC
    Inventors: Dana Ghavami, Chen Levy, Vincent R Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11843815
    Abstract: A system and method for interfacing a television with a second device is provided. The system includes an interfacing unit to enter an interfacing mode between the television mode and the second device; a card storage unit to store a first card and a second card, the first card being presently displayed on the television and the second card being previously displayed on the television; a current card display register to store the first card; an interactive retrieval unit to retrieve a plurality of interactive functions associated with the first card; and a display unit to display the first card and the plurality of interactive functions in response to being in the interfacing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eric H C Liu, Haywai Hayward Chan
  • Patent number: 11831958
    Abstract: A system for facilitating access to items of content presents recommendations to a user. Items of content may include movies and television shows. Recommendations may include access plans specifying a plurality of digital media services, where each specified digital media service provides availability to items of content included in a user defined set. Further, recommendations may be based on one or more use defined constraints. User defined constraints may include a user budget for accessing items of content during a specific time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: Nandini Iyer
  • Patent number: 11831960
    Abstract: A media sharing and communication system, including a recording mechanism that records a desired portion of media upon activation by a first individual user, a first user transmitter/receiver that transmits the portion of media and a message generated by the first individual user regarding the portion of media to a second individual user and is capable of transmitting a message to a second individual user, a confirmation mechanism that confirms that the second individual user is authorized to view the portion of media, a notification mechanism that notifies the first individual user if the second individual user is not authorized to receive the portion of media, a second user transmitter/receiver that receives the portion of media and voice message upon authorization of the second individual user, a search mechanism, and a video recording mechanism, an online betting module, and an online food ordering module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: David A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11823233
    Abstract: A system for integrated consumer interaction via media broadcast utilizing automated callback handling during media playback, comprising an immediate communication system that communicates with a media provider and a communications system, wherein the consumer submits a request to a content provider for interaction that is then handled by the immediate communication to establish an interaction with a communication system, and a method for providing integrated consumer interaction. Additionally, the components of the system can be configured to support automated callback handling during media content playback for incoming requests such as incoming calls, texts, and emails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Virtual Hold Technology Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Williams, Daniel Bohannon
  • Patent number: 11776262
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for generating compelling preview clips of media presentations. Compelling clips are identified based on weighted combinations of attribute scores determined for indices of a media presentation. One or more of these compelling clips are then provided to a client device for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kewen Chen, Tu Anh Ho, Christina Botkins, Najmeh Sadoughi Nourabadi
  • Patent number: 11716512
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for displaying a guide for media content available on a user device. An illustrative method includes retrieving media content guide data for a plurality of channels, identifying a first media content item that is not available for retrieval from a content source, in response to identifying the first media content item, identifying a second media content item that is related to the first media content item and is available for retrieval from the content source, retrieving, from the content source, the second media content item, and generating for display a media content guide interface for the plurality of channels, wherein an identifier of the second media content item is displayed in a timeslot for the first media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Brehm, Benjamin Harden
  • Patent number: 11689770
    Abstract: Systems and methods for, while a user is consuming a first media asset, generating for the user a recommendation of a second media asset based on a viewing history of the user. In some aspects, the systems and methods determine that a user is consuming only video of a first media asset, determine a first category for the first media asset, and retrieve a viewing history corresponding to the user. The viewing history comprises media assets consumed simultaneously with a media asset corresponding to the first category. The systems and methods select a second category corresponding to a highest number of media assets in the viewing history, select a second media asset based on the second category. Alternatively, the user can select the second media asset manually. The systems and methods generate for output the audio of the second media asset for simultaneous consumption with the video of the first media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Anitha Rajagopal, Abhishek Banerjee, Vijayasekhar Mekala, Mitsu Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11683567
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described. The method includes receiving a set of audio soundtracks associated with media content, determining if one of the audio soundtracks is an audio description soundtrack, and modifying at least one main audio soundtrack to include an indication that an audio description soundtrack is available for the media content if it is determined that one of the audio soundtracks is an audio description audio soundtrack. The apparatus includes memory that stores a set of audio soundtracks associated with media content. The apparatus also includes an audio processing circuit configured to retrieve the set of audio soundtracks, determine if one of the audio soundtracks is an audio description soundtrack, and modify at least one main audio soundtrack to include an indication that an audio description soundtrack is available for the media content if it is determined that one of the audio soundtracks is an audio description soundtrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Roy F. Samuelson
  • Patent number: 11671673
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content system providing, for display in a media content search view, a media content guide pane including a portion of media content listings from a plurality of media content listings; providing a first media content search pane including a first set of options from which a first search parameter is configured to be used by the media content system to select which media content listings are presented in the media content guide pane; and providing, for concurrent display with the media content guide pane and the first media content search pane in the media content search view, a second media content search pane including a second set of options from which a second search parameter is configured to be used by the media content system to further select which media content listings are presented in the media content guide pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Benny Devassykutty, Prasad Madhukar Kulkarni, Ankush Raizada
  • Patent number: 11601551
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing at least one rich interactive communication service on an electronic device including receiving, by the electronic device, a notification of at least one communication service from at least one server, identifying, by the electronic device, at least one unique identifier of the received at least one communication service based on the notification, determining, by the electronic device, that the identified unique identifier is authenticated, sending, by the electronic device, a request to at least one communication server based on the identified identifier, in response to determining that the identified unique identifier is authenticated, receiving, by the electronic device, at least one rich media for the received at least one communication service from the at least one communication server, responding to the request, and displaying, by the electronic device, the received at least one communication service with the least one rich media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Sreenivasa Dhamaragunta Reddy, Ariyalur Chandrasekaran Ganesh, Ravikumar Kalaimani, Srinidhi N
  • Patent number: 11586343
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit and a display controller. The display unit displays a screen including a displayed item. When the displayed item is moved toward a designated position on the screen, when designation of the moving is terminated in a state where the displayed item and the designated position are separated by a distance longer than a predetermined distance, the display controller continuously displays the screen until the displayed item and the designated position at a time of terminating the designation come within the predetermined distance, or displays a setting screen about setting based on an operation by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Toda
  • Patent number: 11558473
    Abstract: A stream of tuples to be processed by processing elements that operate on one or more compute nodes of a stream application is monitored. Each processing element has one or more stream operators. A program request to execute a set of program code instructions is received. A stream application target of the set of program code instructions is identified based on the program request. A portion of the stream application is encapsulated with a generic program execution structure during operation of the stream application. The structure is configured to receive and execute program code instructions outside of a preconfigured operation of the stream application. The set of program code instructions is executed by the structure during operation of the stream application, at a time period of execution of the portion, in response to the program request, and based on the stream application target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Gerver, Jingdong Sun, Bradley William Fawcett, Jason A. Nikolai, Henry Chiu
  • Patent number: 11546673
    Abstract: An example method includes identifying a video content being presented to a first user on a first device, identifying a first augmentation media stream that corresponds to the video content, detecting a first time point in the video content that is currently being presented, identifying a first time point in the first augmentation media stream that corresponds to the first time point in the video content, and delivering the first augmentation media stream to a second device, wherein the delivering comprises providing instructions for time-synchronizing the first augmentation media stream with the video content so that the first time point of the video content and the first time point of the first augmentation media stream are presented to the first user at a same time, on the first device and the second device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: David D. Plunkett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11523167
    Abstract: A user interface for a television display includes a remote control with a touch pad. The remote control communicates wirelessly with a receiver. Periodic samples of touch positions are time stamped only when they are received at the receiver, and the time stamps are quantized to the interval of the periodic samples. The response of the user interface to gestures may be determined by a set of cascaded style sheets. Directional gestures may be used to skip forward or backward by a relative time during playback. During EPG scrolling, a position indicator may remain fixed in a horizontal direction until a time boundary of the EPG is reached, at which point the position indicator may move to the end of the time boundary. When scrolling programme items, an item may remain highlighted until it scrolls off the display, at which point the highlighting disappears until scrolling is complete. During scrolling, multiple directional gestures may be used to increase speed of scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Rob Coenen, Julien Heanley
  • Patent number: 11516525
    Abstract: Video content is uploaded via the Internet to a video-on-demand (VOD) server identified by a title and a hierarchical address of categories and subcategories for categorizing the title. The VOD server converts and stores the video content at a storage address in a video content database linked to the title. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as in its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. This can enable many new blogging or podcasting-like programs by popular “Hosts” to be self-published on the Internet and readily navigated for display on TV. The EPG can also store TV program addresses as bookmarks and allow them to be shared with other subscribers or with friends and contacts online by sending to their email addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 11503371
    Abstract: Systems and methods for, while a user is consuming a first media asset, generating for the user a recommendation of a second media asset based on a viewing history of the user. In some aspects, the systems and methods determine that a user is consuming only video of a first media asset, determine a first category for the first media asset, and retrieve a viewing history corresponding to the user. The viewing history comprises media assets consumed simultaneously with a media asset corresponding to the first category. The systems and methods select a second category corresponding to a highest number of media assets in the viewing history, select a second media asset based on the second category. Alternatively, the user can select the second media asset manually. The systems and methods generate for output the audio of the second media asset for simultaneous consumption with the video of the first media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Anitha Rajagopal, Abhishek Banerjee, Vijayasekhar Mekala, Mitsu Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11503378
    Abstract: A media sharing and communication system, including a recording mechanism that records a desired portion of media upon activation by a first individual user, a first user transmitter/receiver that transmits the portion of media and a message generated by the first individual user regarding the portion of media to a second individual user and is capable of transmitting a message to a second individual user, a confirmation mechanism that confirms that the second individual user is authorized to view the portion of media, a notification mechanism that notifies the first individual user if the second individual user is not authorized to receive the portion of media, a second user transmitter/receiver that receives the portion of media and voice message upon authorization of the second individual user, a search mechanism, and a video recording mechanism, an online betting module, and an online food ordering module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: David A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11470398
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for receiving a request from a user to access a video that is scheduled for transmission, simultaneously to a plurality of users, beginning from a scheduled start time. The request is received after the scheduled start time the transmission is performed by a linear service to which the user subscribes. In response to receiving the request, the systems and methods may generate for display the video to the user, and may receive, during display of the video, a command from the user to start playback of the video over from the beginning. In response to receiving the command, the systems and methods may identify a non-linear service to which the user subscribes that offers a non-linear copy of the video, and may play back the non-linear copy of the video from the beginning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander W. Liston, Kenichiro Tanaka, Margret B. Schmidt, Elizabeth V. Riley
  • Patent number: 11456982
    Abstract: A media sharing and communication system, including a recording mechanism that records a desired portion of media upon activation by a first individual user, a first user transmitter/receiver that transmits the portion of media and a message generated by the first individual user regarding the portion of media to a second individual user and is capable of transmitting a message to a second individual user, a confirmation mechanism that confirms that the second individual user is authorized to view the portion of media, a notification mechanism that notifies the first individual user if the second individual user is not authorized to receive the portion of media, a second user transmitter/receiver that receives the portion of media and voice message upon authorization of the second individual user, a search mechanism, and a video recording mechanism, an online betting module, and an online food ordering module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: David A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11457284
    Abstract: A media sharing and communication system, including a recording mechanism that records a desired portion of media upon activation by a first individual user, a first user transmitter/receiver that transmits the portion of media and a message generated by the first individual user regarding the portion of media to a second individual user and is capable of transmitting a message to a second individual user, a confirmation mechanism that confirms that the second individual user is authorized to view the portion of media, a notification mechanism that notifies the first individual user if the second individual user is not authorized to receive the portion of media, a second user transmitter/receiver that receives the portion of media and voice message upon authorization of the second individual user, a search mechanism, and a video recording mechanism, an online betting module, and an online food ordering module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: David A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11443280
    Abstract: A method and system for streamlining a voting process performed by a web application is provided. As the web application may require that a voting action is effectuated after the user is registered to vote and also has supplied valid credentials, the web application is configured to receive credentials of the user stored by a second web application, e.g., a web-based social networking application. Subsequent to receiving the credentials of the user stored by the second web application, the web application processes the request to effectuate voting process by registering the user to vote and storing the vote information for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Hemal Doshi, Nausher Ahmed Cholavaram, Deval Dudhia, Om Prakash Kannusami, Balakrishna Shanka
  • Patent number: 11363348
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming. The method further includes sending search requests that include the identified metadata to a search system for selecting at least one portable program module. The method further includes in response to a first one of the search requests, receiving first search results from the search system that identify the selected portable program module and outputting a representation of the selected portable program module to a display device for presentation concurrently with the television programming. The method further includes in response to a second one of the search requests, receiving second search results from the search system that no longer identify the selected portable program module and ceasing the output of the representation of the selected portable program module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Dureau
  • Patent number: 11356744
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image display device includes: a display; a memory storing one or more instructions; and a processor executing the one or more instructions stored in the memory, wherein the processor executes the one or more instructions: to determine whether it is a recommended time for outputting advertisement content, from a user's log data, based on a first trained model using one or more neural networks; to determine a recommended attribute of an advertisement display region from the user's log data, based on a second trained model using the one or more neural networks, when it is determined that it is the recommended time for outputting the advertisement content; and to adjust an attribute of the advertisement display region based on the determined recommended attribute and control the display to output the advertisement content in the attribute-adjusted advertisement display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gi Hoon Park, Ja Yoon Koo, Jae Ook Kwon, Jeung Hyung Park, Chang Kun Park
  • Patent number: 11356605
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) or vehicle dash cam may store both a high-resolution and low-resolution video stream on a device. The video streams are selectively accessible by remote devices. Because of the relatively smaller storage requirements of low-resolution video files, retaining of additional video data on the vehicle device (beyond what would be possible with only high-resolution video) is possible. The user may be provided an option to adjust the amount of low-resolution and high-resolution video to store on the device. A combined media file may be generated by a device to include time-synced high-resolution video, low-resolution video, and/or metadata for a particular time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSARA INC.
    Inventors: Sabrina Shemet, Matthew Basham, John Charles Bicket, Mathew Chasan Calmer, Justin Delegard, Derrek Harrison, David Liang, Ava O'Neill, Cassandra Lee Rommel, Meelap Shah, Casey Takahashi, Ingo Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11350167
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eunjin Lee, Hansoo Kim, Hajeong Yun, Byungjeong Jeon, Hyoseung Park, Seongwook Jeong
  • Patent number: 11297389
    Abstract: A method of providing a notification to a client device is disclosed. The method includes, for example, obtaining data associated with the client device with respect to content provided by a plurality of content sources; creating a viewing preference profile for the client device based on the obtained data, the user preference profile indicating content preferred by the client device; detecting a triggering event concerning a digital content; and in response to the triggering event, determining whether to trigger a notification to the client device based on the viewing preference profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Seely, Benjamin W. Keighran, Christopher L. Oklota, Guy Piekarz, Sandip M. Chokshi
  • Patent number: 11282074
    Abstract: A method for leveraging email to complete an online transaction from a third party vendor, the method comprising: storing customer information, the customer information including a customer name, customer email address, customer shipping address, and customer billing information. The method further comprises receiving an authorization request from an application programming interface associated with a third party vendor requesting access to a portion of the customer information and receiving confirmation from a customer to allow the third party vendor to access the portion of the customer information. The method further comprising transmitting an access code to the third party vendor and receiving a request message from the third party vendor, wherein the request message comprises the access code, and wherein the request message requests an authorization token. The method may further comprise confirming the received access code and transmitting an authorization token to the third party vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SWOOP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: James Kassemi, Lawrence Glen Holcomb, Dave Walz-Burkett, John P. Killoran, Jr., Nora Zulick, Mike Cassio
  • Patent number: 11277659
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigating through activity information using a media guidance application are provided. An Internet appliance is integrated with a plurality of content sources accessible to user equipment. A simultaneous display of a first plurality of media asset listings, corresponding to a first plurality of media assets transmitted by each of the plurality of content sources during a first time interval that includes the present time, and information received from the Internet appliance is generated. In response to a user request to navigate to a second time interval that precedes the present time, a simultaneous display of a second plurality of media asset listings, corresponding to a second plurality of media assets that were transmitted by each of the plurality of content sources during the second time interval, and a timeline that includes indicators representing activity detected by the Internet appliance during the second time interval is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ROVl GUIDES, INC.
    Inventor: David D. Shoop
  • Patent number: 11252462
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) for an audio video display device (AVDD) such as a TV includes content panels which can be selected for searching for additional information related to the content underlying the content panels. A history of previous searches is maintained in memory “stacked” notionally to the left or right of the current display so that a viewer can easily review previous search results using a simple scroll command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Steven Friedlander, David Young, Sabrina Tai-Chen Yeh
  • Patent number: 11232487
    Abstract: A system for integrated consumer interaction via media broadcast, comprising an immediate communication system that communicated with a media provider and a communications system, wherein the consumer submits a request to a content provider for interaction that is then handled by the immediate communication to establish an interaction with a communication system, and a method for providing integrated consumer interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: VIRTUAL HOLD TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Mark J. Williams
  • Patent number: 11212581
    Abstract: A processing device for generating a viewing data report is disclosed. The processing device may include a memory device and a processor. The memory device may store instructions. The processor may be operatively coupled to the memory device. The processor may execute the instructions to: determine first viewing data associated with a first ACR event; determine second viewing data associated with a second ACR event; determine that a data field of a plurality of data fields in the first viewing data is incomplete; derive new data for the data field using other data fields of the first viewing data; aggregate the first viewing data and the second viewing data into a single data model to obtain aggregated viewing data of viewing behavior of a first viewer and a second viewer; and create a viewing data report as a compilation of the aggregated viewing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Cormie, Stefan Liassides
  • Patent number: 11206444
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, an apparatus for previewing video, an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium. The method includes: determining a first video corresponding to the first video cover fully displayed in a current screen when stop of a slide on the screen is detected; playing the first video on the current screen for user previewing; jumping to a subpage corresponding to the first video and playing the first video on the subpage when a click operation to the first video is detected. According to this disclosure, users can know the specific content of the video during the previewing process, so as to determine whether they are interested in the video. If they are not interested, the uses may skip it directly and continue watching the next video; else, the users may click the video to further watch the full video content, so that the users can intuitively filter the watching contents, thereby improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING MICROLIVE VISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shuai Wang
  • Patent number: 11206454
    Abstract: Systems and methods for, while a user is consuming a first media asset, generating for the user a recommendation of a second media asset based on a viewing history of the user. In some aspects, the systems and methods determine that a user is consuming only video of a first media asset, determine a first category for the first media asset, and retrieve a viewing history corresponding to the user. The viewing history comprises media assets consumed simultaneously with a media asset corresponding to the first category. The systems and methods select a second category corresponding to a highest number of media assets in the viewing history, select a second media asset based on the second category. Alternatively, the user can select the second media asset manually. The systems and methods generate for output the audio of the second media asset for simultaneous consumption with the video of the first media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Anitha Rajagopal, Abhishek Banerjee, Vijayasekhar Mekala, Mitsu Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11197069
    Abstract: The present application provides a display method for live broadcast screen of live broadcast room, storage device and computer device. The method includes the steps of: displaying multiple live broadcast cards on a current interface; identifying a user's touch action, and determining an address and playback mode of an audio and video stream of a touched live broadcast card according to the touch action; when it is determined that the playback mode is a small window mode, acquiring an audio and video stream of a live broadcast screen of a live broadcast room corresponding to the live broadcast card according to the address of the audio and video stream and parsing the audio and video stream; and drawing a small window interface on the current interface, and using the small window interface to play the parsed audio and video stream of the live broadcast screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Zhenjie Zhong, Xinjie Wang, Wei Quan, Hao Dong
  • Patent number: 11178448
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, an apparatus for processing video, an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium. The method includes: transmitting a request for acquiring a video to a server when current display information in a user interaction interface is preview information of the video, wherein, the request for acquiring the video comprises identification information of the video; receiving video information corresponding to the video pushed by the server based on the request for acquiring the video; and displaying the video information through a video preview window, wherein the video preview window is suspended above the user interaction interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING MICROLIVE VISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Li Ding, Yingyi Xu
  • Patent number: 11166087
    Abstract: A first computing device may receive an indication of user input that is at least a part of a conversation between a user and a first assistant executing at the first computing device. The first assistant and/or an assistant executing at a digital assistant system may determine whether to handoff the conversation from the first assistant executing at the first computing device to a second assistant executing at a second computing device. In response to determining to handoff the conversation to the second assistant executing at the second computing device, the first assistant and/or the assistant executing at the digital assistant system may send to the second computing device a request to handoff the conversation which includes at least an indication of the conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Zaheed Sabur, Michael Reutov, Pratik Gilda
  • Patent number: 11153643
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for determining reduction of interest in a content series and to increasing the interest upon such determination. This may be accomplished by a device monitoring consumption of a content series to determine a pattern of consumption. The device may identify a change in the pattern of consumption indicative of a reduction of interest and determine a reason for the reduction in interest. Based on the reason for the reduction of interest, the device may provide an operation, such as a spoiler, to increase interest in the content series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah
  • Patent number: 11153137
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for transmitting and/or receiving feedback. One apparatus (300) includes a transmitter (310) that transmits (802) multiple data blocks. The apparatus (300) includes a receiver (312) that receives (804) a feedback message in a time slot. The feedback message corresponds to the multiple data blocks. The feedback message includes one or more sequences that indicate feedback information, wherein the feedback information corresponds to the multiple data blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Zhi Yan, Haipeng Lei, Xiaodong Yu, Yingying Li, Chenxi Zhu
  • Patent number: 11134309
    Abstract: A system that distributes channels, to be viewed on consumer devices, receives a media feed and a first programming schedule of a first channel from a source device, and selects pre-encoded media assets for insertion in the media feed based on defined selection parameters. New channels are dynamically created based on the inserted selected pre-encoded media assets in the new channels and based on the defined selection parameters. The defined selection parameters correspond to user-preferences received from the plurality of consumer devices on which the first channel is viewed, and/or a received input that corresponds to user-selections on the consumer devices. The defined selection parameters may include audience-based parameters from an external data source. The first programming schedule is modified based on the differential insertion of the selected one or more pre-encoded media assets in different channels to generate a plurality of programming schedules for the plurality of new channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Carlos Jorge M Monteiro, Mark Cooper Pope, V, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11132557
    Abstract: The present application discloses a logo extraction device, and a brightness adjusting method and device for a logo. The logo extraction device includes an acquiring module, a gray-scale converting module, a weight processing module, and an extraction module. In the present application, by increasing a number of key frames in a process of logo extraction and using video frame weighting, the logo is extracted and thereby accuracy of logo extraction is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Rao, Leli Peng