Commercial Or Advertisement Patents (Class 725/42)
  • Patent number: 10814235
    Abstract: A media system employs techniques to create a framework for evaluating gameplay content in a vector-space. These techniques include monitoring frames for content streams that correspond to gameplay in a game environment, determining feature-values for features associated with the frames, mapping the content streams to position vectors in the vector-space based on the feature-values, and assigning a set of position vectors in the vector-space to an area in the game environment based on a relative proximity of the set of position vectors in the vector-space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 10812847
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a media guidance application (e.g., implemented on a user device) that avoids spoilers in presenting recording prompts relating to a competition by scheduling presentation of notifications according to the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Milan Patel
  • Patent number: 10776829
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for dynamic ad selection of ads stored on a device. In one embodiment, a device includes a storage medium to store software programs including advertising services software and software applications. Processing logic is coupled to the storage medium and a display device. The processing logic is configured to execute instructions of at least one of the software programs to receive user input for initiating a software application on the device, determine attributes for the device including software applications currently operating in the storage medium and placement information for the initiated software application, and dynamically select one of the video ads stored on the device based on the attributes including software applications currently operating in the storage medium and placement information for the initiated software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Vungle, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kang, Raymond Myers, Sasha Solomon, Christine Donovan, Ben Reiter
  • Patent number: 10755363
    Abstract: A method for augmenting a review. The method includes accessing a review database and a particular review of an object. Providing a reviewer profile including a plurality of reviewer attributes and analyzing the reviewer attributes to determine a rationale for the review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt, Jenny S. Li, Deepti M. Naphade, Xinlin Wang
  • Patent number: 10735817
    Abstract: A video playback method and apparatus are provided. The method includes: receiving a first video clip of a video from a video server; playing back the first video clip; and receiving identifiers corresponding to M selectable second video clips of the video and a preset time, where M is an integer greater than 1. When the playback of the first video clip ends, the identifiers corresponding to the M selectable second video clips are displayed, and the preset time is counted down. If an identifier selected by a user is received in the preset time, the identifier selected by the user is sent to the video server. The method also includes playing back, when a second video clip sent by the video server according to the identifier selected by the user is received, the second video clip. The first video clip includes pre-interaction content of the second video clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Bin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10643233
    Abstract: Techniques to allow advertising or other secondary content to be dismissed for later follow up are disclosed. In various embodiments, a user input associated with dismissing a displayed content for later follow up is received. Display of the content item discontinued and a follow up record is stored based at least in part on the indication. The follow up record is used to provide to a user with which the user input is associated a follow up content associated with the dismissed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Rowles Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Noah Tilman Rowles
  • Patent number: 10609452
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described to enable an analytics system to generate a forecast value for audience impressions of subsequent digital video content. In one example, an analytics system generated a linear regression model using data. The data describes audience segment values for past audience impressions of digital video content and a time series of when the digital video content is made available for consumption. The analytics system generates forecast values for audience impressions of digital video content using the linear regression model. In one example, the analytics system generates a forecast value for audience impressions of a subsequent item of digital video content based on scheduled availability for the subsequent item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Kumar Goyal, Ashish Duggal, Atul Kumar Shrivastava, Prakash Tripathi, Kumar Mrityunjay Singh
  • Patent number: 10595094
    Abstract: A device for enabling content selection is configured to display a program guide that presents a plurality of icon groupings. Each icon grouping corresponds to one of a plurality of sub-categories within a category of media content. An icon in an icon grouping representing a media content item within a sub-category of the plurality of sub-categories. The device is further configured to receive a first input indicative of a selection of the icon grouping and based on the received first input, update the programming guide to present the icon grouping for selection. The updating of the program guide includes changing a manner in which the icons of the icon grouping are organized within the icon grouping. The device is further configured to perform an operation associated with the icon from the icon grouping based on a second input indicative of a selection of the icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Fishman, Isaac Chellin, Jonathan Fong, Crx Chai
  • Patent number: 10542308
    Abstract: A content management apparatus manages a content display schedule specifying a time frame for displaying content on a display device. The content management apparatus can reserve to-be-displayed content in an available time frame of the content display schedule. At this time, it is determined whether an attribute of the to-be-reserved content overlaps an attribute of other content in a time frame before or after the time frame where the content is reserved. When the two attributes do not overlap each other, reservation of the content is acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohji Kumetani
  • Patent number: 10506294
    Abstract: An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for navigating processes associated with providing content. The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of media content, electronic programming guide information, television content, and other content. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Saulo Correia Dourado, Karina A. Limongi, Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Salvador Soto
  • Patent number: 10477276
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method of providing a broadcasting service. The method of providing the broadcasting service through a broadcasting receiver according to the present invention includes: a step of pairing a network interface unit and a companion device; and a step of receiving an electronic service guide (ESG) through a reception unit, wherein the method of providing the broadcasting service may include ESG data related to at least one broadcasting service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungjoo An, Seungryul Yang, Woosuk Ko, Jinwon Lee, Kyoungsoo Moon, Sungryong Hong, Minsung Kwak
  • Patent number: 10438248
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for providing advertising services in a predictive manner to a device with an advertising exchange. In one embodiment, a system receives a configuration call from a device upon initiation of a software application and associated advertising services software on the device. The system generates, prior to a predicted ad play event on the device, a predictive ad request for obtaining at least one advertisement (ad) from at least one of an ad store and an advertising exchange prior to the predicted ad play event. The at least one ad is stored on the device prior to an actual ad play event. The system determines, just prior to the actual ad play event, a bandwidth for a connection between the device and the system. The system determines if any ad source includes at least one ad that is more likely to convert or cause user interaction than the ads stored on the device based on the bandwidth for the connection between the device and the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Vungle, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Gupta, Wayne Chan, Daniel Kang, Michael Deignan, Sasha Solomon, Raymond Myers
  • Patent number: 10419824
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing metadata-selected advertisements are provided. These systems and methods may receive metadata and other media, select an object, read metadata attached to or associated with the selected object, select an advertisement based on the metadata, and display the selected advertisement. In addition, monitoring, collecting, and recording of predefined data concerning metadata selected advertisements may be provided. The invention also provides a receiver for receiving signals and/or data (e.g., programs, advertisements, program guides, metadata, etc.) and a processor for accepting a user's input signal, selecting an object, reading metadata attached to or associated with a selected object, selecting an advertisement, and displaying the selected advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean. S. Moore, David M. Berezowski, Todd A. Walker, Michael D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10368137
    Abstract: A system and method for scrolling through a media file is presented. Playback of a media file is initiated. An instruction is received an instruction to enter an expanded view mode. The expanded view mode can include an information view mode and a poster mode. In the information view mode, a variety of information about the media file is displayed, including a synopsis, cast information, and the like. In the poster mode, a variety of graphical images are displayed, each representing a different media file and configured to resemble a movie poster. The media files can be trailers or other type of previews. There can be a method for a user to add a preview to a wishlist or order the media file represented by the preview. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: VUDU, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Belavy, Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Julian Franco, Wyatt Leung
  • Patent number: 10366407
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a predicting unit. The detecting unit detects a move operation to move contents displayed on a display screen of the information processing device. The specifying unit specifies a focused region on which a user is focused for the display screen of the information processing device based on a result of the detection by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Abe
  • Patent number: 10356466
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing selectable content creator controls in conjunction with sponsored media content items. A method includes receiving a media content item of a first user of a content sharing platform, wherein the media content item reflects a positive review of a product of a second user of the content sharing platform, and providing the media content item of the first user for presentation to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Patent number: 10257584
    Abstract: An electronic device may insert an advertisement in a cell adjacent to other cells based on displayed programming information when the cells are stationary. An electronic device may insert a second advertisement when the cells move in a direction. The second advertisement may change size based on the direction and available cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cumnor Technologies LLC
    Inventors: George Gerba, Michael R. Nichols
  • Patent number: 10181131
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a billing level for an advertisement provided to a user based on monitored user interaction with the advertisement are provided. A streaming component streams a media advertisement to a device in a format that allows user interaction with the media advertisement. A monitoring component monitors duration of user interaction with the advertisement, and an analysis component determines level of billing associated with the advertisement based at least in part on the monitored duration of user interaction with the advertisement. In an aspect, the analysis component determines a cumulative playing period of the advertisement based on the monitored user interaction and determines the level of billing based in part on the cumulative playing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jamieson Kerns
  • Patent number: 10136167
    Abstract: A system for selecting a video to be inserted into an article displayed at a web page includes a blackboard. The blackboard stores extracted values for operation thereon by one or more workers. An article extractor creates an article feature as a function of information extracted from the article and inputs the article feature to the blackboard. A threshold extractor determines a threshold factor as a function of the relevance of the video to the article, and inputting the threshold factor to the blackboard. A more like this recommender receives the article feature and outputs to the blackboard, as a function of the article feature, a more like this recommendation as a list of videos to be placed in the article. A more like this decider determines, as a function of the threshold factor and the more like this recommendation, which video to select as a more like this decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Inform, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Roden, Chris Smith
  • Patent number: 10116912
    Abstract: A method of display an image and a display device for performing the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes receiving image data for a content image, determining a modulation region and a peripheral region in the content image and generating a left-eye content image and a right-eye content image based on the image data for the content image such that the modulation region has a three-dimensional depth. The method further includes displaying the left-eye content image and the right-eye content image and periodically changing the three-dimensional depth of the modulation region by changing a modulation distance between the modulation region in the left-eye content image and the modulation region in the right-eye content image based at least in part on a periodic modulation reference timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Hoon Lee, Hak-Sun Kim, Jong-In Baek, Yi-Joon Ahn
  • Patent number: 10088909
    Abstract: A method, including receiving, by a computer, a sequence of three-dimensional maps containing at least a hand of a user of the computer, and identifying, in the maps, a device coupled to the computer. The maps are analyzed to detect a gesture performed by the user toward the device, and the device is actuated responsively to the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Micha Galor, Jonathan Pokrass, Amir Hoffnung, Ofir Or
  • Patent number: 10037323
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products index digital scenes in digital media. A uniform resource locator is assigned to each different digital scene within the digital media. The uniform resource locator uniquely identifies a resource from which each different digital scene may be retrieved. Individual scenes may thus be retrieved, thus conserving bandwidth and memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Arnold Chester McQuaide, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10032190
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating and delivering selected primary content and contextually-related, targeted secondary content to users of a network. In an exemplary embodiment, the network comprises a packet-switched data (e.g., IP) network such as the Internet, and the primary content comprises video or media clips that are user-selectable via a network site or web page. The primary content carries with it descriptive metadata that is accessed by a distribution server and forwarded to a secondary content source. The secondary content source (or its proxy) utilizes the metadata to identify and return contextually-related secondary content such as advertising links. This secondary content is then presented to the user in conjunction with the primary content, such as in a common display window and in a seamless fashion, thereby avoiding distractions to the user associated with generating ancillary windows or other display mechanisms, and providing the user with highly relevant secondary content choices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Marsh
  • Patent number: 9904941
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve providing advertisements in response to navigation on an electronic device. On a mobile or other electronic device navigation may be controlled by moving a focus indicator amongst a group of displayed items. Certain embodiments provide an advertisement break between navigation items. When a user crosses the advertisement break by navigating the focus indicator from an item on one side of the advertisement break to an item on the other side, an advertisement is presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Dominic Butler, James Mulholland, Jon Wallace
  • Patent number: 9875525
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a detection section adapted to detect a pointing direction of a pointing body, and a rotation section adapted to rotate an image based on the pointing direction detected by the detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takaaki Koyama
  • Patent number: 9772752
    Abstract: A method for displaying ads on a media device includes a processor loading a flippable ad unit onto the media device, the flippable ad unit comprising a primary ad display and alternate ad displays; displaying the primary ad in the primary ad display of the flippable ad unit upon loading the flippable ad unit; receiving a select signal to rotate the flippable ad unit to an alternate ad display; rotating the flippable ad unit to display the selected alternate ad display; sending an ad request for an alternate ad; receiving the alternate ad for the selected alternate ad display; and displaying the alternate ad in the selected alternate ad display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Shiva Rama Krishna Jaini
  • Patent number: 9769242
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for providing a podcast file that has inserted content that is distinct from the content of the podcast. A remote server provides a web page to a subscriber computing device via a network, and a subscriber computing device transmits a podcast file to the remote server via the network. The remote server inserts content into the podcast file and provides the podcast file along with the inserted content for access from the web page. The remote server transmits the podcast file along with the inserted content responsive to requests from the subscriber computing devices. The subscriber computing devices can process and play the podcast content along with the inserted content from the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: David Haslam
  • Patent number: 9723101
    Abstract: A content recommending device includes a storage module configured to store a user profile as security information and non-security information, and a control module configured to receive portions of first content corresponding to the non-security information from a plurality of content providing servers, and extract at least one portion of second content corresponding to the security information from the portions of first content to recommend the at least one portion of second content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ka Ram Ko
  • Patent number: 9712788
    Abstract: A request for information (RFI) system is provided a viewer of a cable television network enters an RFI input (1) to a digital set top box using a user remote. Based on this RFI input, the digital set top box transmits a data request (2) to an RFI data center. The RFI data center also receives asset data (3) from an asset database so as to associate the RFI input (1) with a particular asset. An RFI request (4) can then be transmitted to the appropriate asset provider. The asset provider can then provide a package of assets or follow-on information (5) back to the RFI data center. The RFI data center may then, in turn, provide the package of assets or follow-on information to a user data terminal, for example, of the cable television network viewer, via access through a web-portal or e-mail (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: INVIDI Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David Downey, Bruce J. Anderson, Daniel C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9703886
    Abstract: A system and method for formatting an electronic document. Format preference information related to the format of a user network site associated with a user is received. Document format criteria based on the format preference information and format performance information is automatically determined. An electronic document associated with the user network site is output according to the document format criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Alexandra Baugher
  • Patent number: 9674584
    Abstract: A method for presenting advertisements for commercial products in video productions, whereby the commercial product is placed in the video production as an element of the video production. A viewer is enabled to interact with the video production to select the product. Information is then displayed about the selected product; and the viewer is enabled to purchase the selected product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Cinsay, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Briggs, Heath McBurnett, Delfino Galindo, Jr., Freddy Knuth
  • Patent number: 9628829
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of associating, at a secondary device, secondary media content with primary media content being output at a primary device. The method includes receiving, at the secondary device, first information based upon the primary content being output at the primary device, wherein the first information includes at least one of an audio and a visual signal, determining at the secondary device second information corresponding to the first information, receiving at the secondary device one or more portions of secondary media content that have been made available by a third device, determining at the secondary device whether one or more of the portions of the secondary media content match one or more portions of the second information, and taking at least one further action upon determining that there is a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Renxiang Li, Kevin L. Baum, Faisal Ishtiaq, Michael L. Needham
  • Patent number: 9628858
    Abstract: Increased user interaction performance in group settings is achieved by providing individually interactive secondary content to individual users of a group of users, including a group that is consuming content from a single display device. A group of users is defined based upon detected commonalities. Secondary content is concurrently presented to the defined group of users and includes both non-interactive and interactive content. The interactive content is individually and separately presented to multiple users of the defined group, including co-located users that were consuming the primary content from a single physical display device. The individual and separate presentation includes presenting multiple panels, or sub-divisions, on the single physical display device, with individual, separate panels directed to individual ones of the multiple co-located users and the utilization of personal computing devices that are associated with specific ones of the multiple co-located users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Karin Zilberstein, Enrique de la Garza, Leah Hobart, Shirlene Lim, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Carolyn J. Fuson
  • Patent number: 9607313
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing a streaming banner promoting one or more items/content on mobile devices are disclosed herein. User activity information is determined based on a user interfacing with a mobile device. The user activity information is transmitted by the mobile device to a server. In response to receiving a streaming banner, the streaming banner is displayed at a pre-determined portion of a screen of the mobile device. The streaming banner recommends one or more applications that targets the user based on the user activity information and an initial application identification source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Olivier Jacques Alexandre Radar
  • Patent number: 9591369
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that receives, from a particular user, identification of selected users from which recommendations are sought. Those users that have made recommendations are determined, and a recommendation graphical user interface is provided to equipment of the particular user. The graphical user interface item is associated with a recommending user and a television program. A selection of the recommendation graphical user interface item is received, and information is provided for presentation, responsive to a determination that viewing of the information has been authorized. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Haifeng Bi, Xiaolian Bi
  • Patent number: 9591366
    Abstract: A moving picture providing method includes playing, by a processor, a second moving picture provided with respect to a first moving picture before or during playing the first moving picture; playing, by the processor, the first moving picture in response to a termination or a suspension in playing the second moving picture; activating, by the processor, a recall user interface (UI) for recalling the second moving picture during playing the first moving picture; and playing, by the processor, the second moving picture again in response to a request for recalling the second moving picture through the recall UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: NAVER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seil Hwang, Naeun Kim
  • Patent number: 9578389
    Abstract: A content delivery system and method that receives a request for a content stream that includes splice points. The method receives a playlist that includes an ordered list of media segment files that represent the content stream, and splice point tags, where generation of the media segment files aligns segment boundaries with the splice points in the content stream, and where each splice point tag is in a location in the playlist that corresponds to the position of one of the splice points in the content stream. The method identifies an insertion position in the playlist based on the location of the splice point tags, selects an advertisement segment, inserts the advertisement segment at the insertion position to create a modified playlist, removes the splice point tags from the modified playlist, and sends the modified playlist to the video display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Wendell Sun
  • Patent number: 9542370
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sharing webpage JavaScript objects are disclosed. An embodiment of the invention provides a method for sharing JavaScript objects of webpages that are provided by a server by way of a browser executed at a user client. The method includes: (a) storing a shared JavaScript object from among one or more JavaScript objects of a first webpage in a predefined object storage area; (b) checking for a shared JavaScript object in a second webpage; and (c) forming the second webpage with the shared JavaScript object extracted, where the object storage area is positioned in a JavaScript context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Alticast Corporation
    Inventor: Jong Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 9508077
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for providing a podcast file that has inserted content that is distinct from the content of the podcast. A remote server provides a web page to a subscriber computing device via a network, and a subscriber computing device transmits a podcast file to the remote server via the network. The remote server inserts content into the podcast file and provides the podcast file along with the inserted content for access from the web page. The remote server transmits the podcast file along with the inserted content responsive to requests from the subscriber computing devices. The subscriber computing devices can process and play the podcast content along with the inserted content from the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: David Haslam
  • Patent number: 9510049
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to monitor media presentations are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining demographic information of a user associated with a media device, the media device including monitoring functionality. An agreement is presented to the user via the media device. The monitoring functionality is enabled to monitor at least one of media presentation or user interaction via the control processor if the agreement is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Mark C. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9462324
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for delivering targeted advertising data over a network including but not limited to a first video server processor interface for sending data for rotating one of the set of follow-on advertisements off of the on-screen picture in picture queue display to an off-screen storage; and a second video server processor interface for sending data rotating another one of the follow-on advertisements from the off-screen storage to the on screen picture in picture queue display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Roland Noll, Jeffrey G Weber, Scott Alan Pettit, Mary Catherine McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9407951
    Abstract: An image display apparatus for receiving and processing a broadcast signal and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method includes receiving a notification through a network interface or a tuner, generating a promotion card object including the notification by processing the received notification by a card object generator, and displaying the promotion card object on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyo Jung Oh, Kwang Soo Choi
  • Patent number: 9398339
    Abstract: An image display apparatus for receiving and processing a broadcast signal and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method includes displaying a home screen including a plurality of card objects, displaying a broadcast image and a favorite channel object representing favorite channels in a broadcast card object representing a broadcast image among the plurality of card objects, and displaying a favorite channel list including favorite channel items on the display, upon selection of the favorite channel object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Haneul Lee, Kwangsoo Choi, Jihe Suk, Hyojung Oh, Jimin Heo, Myongwon Suh
  • Patent number: 9386345
    Abstract: A method of delivering advertisement data to a mobile device that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, extracting metadata from video content corresponding to the selected advertisement in response to receiving an advertisement selection command and sending the metadata to an advertising management system. Data is received from the advertisement data management system indicating multiple communication devices associated with the media processor and a selection is received indicating a selected mobile communication device of the multiple communication devices. Identification of the selected mobile communication device is sent to the advertisement data management system to cause the advertisement data management system to deliver a mobile version of the advertisement to the selected mobile communication device via a mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventor: Dale Malik
  • Patent number: 9351031
    Abstract: An image display apparatus for receiving and processing a broadcast signal and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method includes receiving a notification through a network interface or a tuner, generating a promotion card object including the notification by processing the received notification by a card object generator, and displaying the promotion card object on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyo Jung Oh, Kwang Soo Choi
  • Patent number: 9326031
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for presenting targeted advertisements to DVR users are described. After a DVR has finished playing a recorded television program, or in response to other specified events, the DVR presents a screen which comprises a “save or delete” menu. In addition to the “save” and “delete” options, the menu additionally comprises one or more other options. Each of these other options may correspond to a separate promotional item. For example, a user's selection of such an option may cause the DVR to display or play an advertisement on the user's television set. Additionally or alternatively, these other options, when selected by a user, may cause the DVR to display a user interface through which the user can actually purchase a product or service. The product or service advertised or offered may be one that was featured or referenced in the television program that the user was just watching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: James Barton, Paul Stevens, David Sandford, Robin Hayes, Margret Schmidt, Bruce Klein
  • Patent number: 9301020
    Abstract: A content delivery system and method that receives a request for a content stream that includes splice points. The method receives a playlist that includes an ordered list of media segment files that represent the content stream, and splice point tags, where generation of the media segment files aligns segment boundaries with the splice points in the content stream, and where each splice point tag is in a location in the playlist that corresponds to the position of one of the splice points in the content stream. The method identifies an insertion position in the playlist based on the location of the splice point tags, selects an advertisement segment, inserts the advertisement segment at the insertion position to create a modified playlist, removes the splice point tags from the modified playlist, and sends the modified playlist to the video display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Wendell Sun
  • Patent number: 9301022
    Abstract: Techniques to allow advertising or other secondary content to be dismissed for later follow up are disclosed. In various embodiments, a user input associated with dismissing a displayed content for later follow up is received. Display of the content item discontinued and a follow up record is stored based at least in part on the indication. The follow up record is used to provide to a user with which the user input is associated a follow up content associated with the dismissed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Rowles Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Noah Tilman Rowles
  • Patent number: 9225926
    Abstract: Methods and computer-readable media are provided for presenting program guide information using a mosaic of video sources broadcast in a television services system. An application program executed on a television services set-top box generates a matrix of still images representing multiple video sources presently being broadcast in the television services system. The matrix of still images is presented as a video mosaic representing current program guide information in the television services system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Francisco Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9183188
    Abstract: A toolbar that is provided or inserted in a markup language document so as to facilitate features or functionality provided by a server is disclosed. The toolbar is able to determine whether the toolbar should be displayed as part of the markup language page being displayed. In one embodiment the server is an intermediary server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sampath Srinivas, Theron Tock