Based On Personal Preference, Profile, Or Viewing History (e.g., To Produce Redacted Listing) Patents (Class 725/46)
  • Patent number: 10762149
    Abstract: A system and method for inducing user activity via enhanced web content. The method includes receiving data respective of interactions of a user with web content displayed on a user device during at least one electronic transaction, wherein the web content is associated with at least a product; determining, based on the received data, a user impression; generating a user profile including at least the determined user impression; determining at least one content modification parameter respective of the generated user profile; determining at least one criterion respective of the at least one content modification parameter; and causing a display of enhanced content based on the at least one content modification parameter, when the at least one criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Namogoo Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Keren Zimmerman, Noam Javits
  • Patent number: 10750231
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for predictive pre-buffering of content for a user. Embodiments include a prediction system that can receive trending information from social media sources and other streaming video sources. The prediction system can also receive user viewing history to identify the programs the user has viewed, the genres of the programs the user has viewed, and amount of programming the user consumes. Based on the user's viewing history, the prediction system can identify preferred genres for the user and other preferred content information. Based on the trending programs and the user's preferred genres, the prediction system can predict which of the trending programs that the user may watch. Based on the prediction, the system can pre-buffer some portion of the programs that the system predicted the user may watch in a cache of the device on which the user watches programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Joshua Stumbo
  • Patent number: 10749924
    Abstract: A method of generating media programming includes providing a first media source having a plurality of media elements, tags associated with each of the media elements, and one or more first media source templates for assembling of the media elements into media programming. The method further includes providing a second media source, the second media source having at least a second template and receiving a request for media programming at the second media source. The method further includes in response to the request, generating media programming including selected ones of the media elements assembled in accordance with at least the second template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NTECH PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventor: Dwight Marcus
  • Patent number: 10739948
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving a selection from a media device corresponding to a first media content, generating a play list at a server where the play list includes second media content that is associated with the first media content by at least one of genre, artist and being published in temporal proximity, and providing play list content comprising at least a portion of the first and second media content to the media device, where at least one of the generation of the play list and the providing of the play list content is based on metadata pointers associated with the first and second media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles V. Scott, James Cansler, Scott White
  • Patent number: 10735359
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, operations including receiving a plurality of profiles from a plurality of communication devices, where each of the plurality of profiles comprise a content preference established by users of the plurality of communication devices, receiving content from a plurality of content sources, selecting portions of the content according to the plurality of profiles supplied by the plurality of communication devices, detecting that the portions of the content are not compatible with a multimedia messaging service protocol utilized by the multimedia messaging service server, transcoding the portions of the content to generate transcoded portions of the content that comply with the multimedia messaging service protocol, and broadcasting the transcoded portions of the content to the plurality of communication devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Arturo Maria, Al Sedghi
  • Patent number: 10733231
    Abstract: A system and method for modeling and distributing image data of interest to users is disclosed. Users on user devices such as mobile phones send request messages for image data captured by surveillance cameras of the system. The request messages include information for selecting the image data, such as camera number and time of recording of the image data, in examples. In response, an application server of the system collects the image data from the surveillance cameras, and supplies image data to the users based on a model that the application server creates and updates for each of the users. The model ranks image data of potential interest for each of the users, where the model is based on the information for selecting the image data provided by the users. Preferably, a machine learning application of the application server creates the model for each of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Burke
  • Patent number: 10728589
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for processing media data. For example, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are described that can include receiving a multicast stream of media content, and dividing the multicast stream of media content into data fragments. In some cases, the multicast stream of media content can be transcoded from a first media format to a second media format. The data fragments can be transmitted, over one or more Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) channels using a web socket protocol, to a browser of the computing device for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vitec, Inc.
    Inventors: Eliezer Garten, Dror Lupu, Ran Kenig
  • Patent number: 10721540
    Abstract: Multiple dimensions of commerce and streaming data are able to be used to provide advanced user profiling and realtime commerce choices. By performing site and experience analytics, video analytics, commerce analytics and user analytics, better commerce choices are able to be presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew M. Shenkler
  • Patent number: 10715535
    Abstract: Provided herein are identification of a distributed denial of service attack and automatic implementation of preventive measures to halt the distributed denial of service attack. At substantially the same time as the attack, valid users/customers (e.g., devices) are provided quality of service and continued access to a website experiencing the distributed denial of service attack. Further, service to temporary or unknown users (e.g., devices) with public access to the website is suspended during the duration of the distributed denial of service attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ramanathan Ramanathan, Ajay K. Rentala, Rama Rao Yadlapalli, Vamsi K. Geda, Rameshchandra Bhaskar Ketharaju
  • Patent number: 10715853
    Abstract: Techniques for projecting person-level viewership from household-level tuning events are described. Initially, panelist viewing data are accessed and a plurality of state values based on the panelist viewing data are determined. Then, tuning data representing tuning events associated with particular households are accessed. For at least one tuning event represented by the tuning data, household member data is accessed, a portion of the panelist viewing data whose panelist information matches at least a portion of the member data is determined, a total number of watched minutes of the program by an individual member and a number of continuous series of watched states of the program by the individual member is determined, and an output representative of a probability that the particular portion of the program was watched by one or more of the individual members is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Comscore, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Li, Pakawat Phalitnonkiat, Frank E. Pecjak
  • Patent number: 10706325
    Abstract: There are disclosed a method of and a system for selecting a network resource as a source of a content item, the content item to be analyzed by a recommendation system as part of a plurality of content items to generate a set of recommended content items as a recommendation for a given user of the recommendation system. The method comprises, for a network resource, receiving, by the server, a plurality of features associated with a network resource to be processed; generating given network resource profile for the network resource, the given network resource profile being based on the plurality of features; executing a machine learning algorithm in order to determine a source suitability parameter for the network resource, selecting at least one content item from the network resource if the source suitability parameter is determined to be above a pre-determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Victor Grigorievich Lamburt, Igor Igorevich Lifar
  • Patent number: 10708661
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating personalized menus and a media content interface are provided. In one example, different device specific media asset lists are generated at different user devices for the same user based on the media consumption history at each device. In another example, media asset listings are displayed for multicast and on-demand media assets determined to be of interest to the user. An on-demand media asset is listed at a time when no other multicast media assets are listed. In another example, media asset listings for successive episodes of a media series are displayed in sequential order in response to an input to view successive episodes of a media series. In another example, a text search for media content is performed in which the search priority of media provider results is decreased relative to the search priority of media asset results as additional characters are added to a search string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Bagga, Larry Cynkin, Jan Neumann, Hans Sayyadi, Ehsan Younessian, Mevan Samarasinghe, Brian Curtis, Muthu Manickam, Oliver Jojic, Jeanine Heck
  • Patent number: 10701429
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate method for displaying targeted multimedia items to a ridesharing group. The method includes transmitting a plurality of multimedia items to a computing device installed in a vehicle. The method further includes receiving at least one feedback provided by a plurality of users on each of the transmitted plurality of multimedia items. The method includes determining an effectiveness score for each of the transmitted plurality of multimedia items based on the corresponding at least one feedback provided by the plurality of users. The method includes selecting a plurality of targeted multimedia items from the plurality of multimedia items in real-time based on the determined effectiveness score and a pre-specified constraint. The method includes transmitting the selected plurality of targeted multimedia items in a prioritized order to the computing device. The transmitted plurality of targeted multimedia items is displayed to the plurality of users traveling in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Theja Tulabandhula, Arun Rajkumar, Asmita Metrewar, Koyel Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10701443
    Abstract: A system for assisting a content consumer to select content services, the system including a processor that is configured to execute a matching algorithm. The matching algorithm comprises interviewing the content consumer for questions in a plurality of categories, determining a point system for answers obtained by the interviewing step, wherein the answers indicate entertainment interests of the content consumer; calculating a service score for each content service based on the point system, wherein the service score indicates an agreement between a content service and the entertainment interests of the content consumer; and selecting a pre-determined number of content services based on the service score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: V. Juliano Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Virginia Juliano
  • Patent number: 10701430
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods automatically select content that is transferred from an encoder to a portable media streaming device for later playback. Security is maintained during the synchronization or transfer process to prevent unauthorized use or copying of the protected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dmitry Dimov, Naga Vendata Gnana Meherkanth Vurimi, Padmanabha R. Rao
  • Patent number: 10687098
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for crediting a media presentation device are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed include a signal generator to compute a signature from audio obtained from a media device during a time period, and an on/off detector to determine an on/off state of the media device based on a gain level applied by an automatic gain controller during collection of the audio. Disclosed apparatus also include a location creditor to credit the media device with presenting media during the time period when the signature matches at least one of a set of reference signatures and the on/off state is determined as the on state or as the off state, the location creditor not to credit the media device with presenting the media when the signature does not match at least one of the set of reference signatures and the on/off state is determined as the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Robert Stokes, Venugopal Srinivasan, Arun Ramaswamy, Daniel Nelson
  • Patent number: 10687104
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method selects a first asset in a first ordering of assets and simulates a playout of the first asset based on bandwidth values at a set of times. The playout takes a time period to playout based on the set of bandwidth values. A new ordering of the assets is received based on the simulated playout of the first asset and the time period. The method continues to select a new asset in the new ordering of the assets, simulate the playout of the new asset, and receive a new ordering of the assets until a schedule of asset delivery is generated. Then, the schedule of asset delivery is output where the schedule of asset delivery is used by a receiver to determine when to power up to receive a scheduled delivery of an asset and power down when no asset is scheduled for delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Lee Fuller
  • Patent number: 10681395
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system is capable of intelligently generating customized multimedia content streams that are distributed to different groups of users. The system generates the customized content streams such that the initial and terminating portions of the streams are shared between each of the content streams. The system adjusts the intermediate portions of the streams to, for example, the viewing preferences of each user group using alternate forms of content. In this regard, the customized content streams that have both customized portions and shared portions to provide a standardized yet adaptive viewing experience for all users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Perfect Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: David Gang, Bryan Morgan
  • Patent number: 10680985
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide an interface that includes a grid of content items, the grid also including at least a first slot through which a first content channel is accessible and a second slot through which a second content channel is accessible. A determination is made that the second content channel is ranked higher than the first content channel based at least in part on one or more measurements. The interface is updated so that the second content channel is presented in the first slot and the first content channel is presented in the second slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Weiyi Liu
  • Patent number: 10652307
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including a method for providing content. A user of an initiating device is identified. Profile information for the identified user is located. The initiating device includes a display for presenting content to the user. An indication is received from an application running on the initiating device of an intent by the user to receive a first content item on a separate but co-located presentation device having enhanced presentation characteristics for presenting content. Additional content items are selected for delivery along with the first content item. The selection includes identifying a second different content item based on the profile information for the identified user and the enhanced presentation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Duane Richard Valz
  • Patent number: 10628439
    Abstract: A processing server is disclosed. The server comprises a processor, a memory, and an application stored in the memory. The application when executed by the processor formats data into a data container, wherein the data is comprised of audio and video content of a movie. The application then writes metadata in to the data container, wherein the metadata identifies what processing has been done on the data and identifies algorithms that are applied to the data, and identifies a source location from which the data container is obtained, and identifies a plurality of different data containers with different versions of the audio or video content that have different processing or algorithms applied to them and the source locations from which the different data containers are obtained. The application then stores the data container in a data store, whereby the data container is sourced to playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Trevor D. Shipley, Craig A. Sparks
  • Patent number: 10621636
    Abstract: A cognitive assisting method, system, and computer program product, includes determining an intent of a first user from an identifiable attribute of content associated with an activity of the first user, building a first cognitive profile of the first user based on the intent of the first user and the identifiable attribute of the content, and detecting a similarity between the intent of the first user in the first cognitive profile and a characteristic of a second cognitive profile of a second user stored in a database including a plurality of cognitive profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ermyas Abebe, Mahathir Bin Ahmad Almashor, Adam Harley Eugene Eberbach, Jorge Andres Moros Ortiz, Hidemasa Muta
  • Patent number: 10616147
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and computer-program products for responding to a natural language communication, sending a response to request additional information from a user, and exposing an invocable method for accessing a virtual database. Some examples relate to a bot server that can respond to natural-language messages (e.g., questions or comments) through a messaging application using natural-language messages. Other examples relate to storage of event data associated with a web page or a mobile application. Event data can describe one or more actions performed in relation to the web page and/or the mobile application. Other examples relate to behavioral analytics of the event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sangameswaran Viswanathan, Shailendra Mishra, Anand Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10574711
    Abstract: A method of multimedia content discovery and navigation based on criteria for recommendation includes displaying a multimedia content based on a criteria for recommending the multimedia content, displaying the criteria for recommending the multimedia content along with the multimedia content, processing a first input that includes a selection of the multimedia content, and playing the multimedia content on the selection of the multimedia content. The multimedia content display module may display a second set of multimedia content associated with the second criteria on the selection of the second criteria. The first criteria may include at least one of (i) reasons based on popularity, (ii) reasons based on user favorites, and (iii) reasons based on friends' activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUREWAVES MEDIATECH PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Kishore Adekhandi Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 10554611
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that facilitate selecting videos to share in a messaging session. A system is provided that includes an accessible data mining component configured to generate a first set of data associated with a messaging session between a user and one or more other user, the first set of data excluding data that is inaccessible to the user and comprising data that is accessible to the user, and an identification component configured to identify a set of media items based on the first set of data. An inaccessible data mining component is further configured to generate a second set of data comprising data that is inaccessible to the user but accessible to at least one of the one or more other users, and a recommendation component configured to recommend a subset of the set of media items to the user based on the second set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 10542317
    Abstract: A communication method and system for providing a secure communication pathway between a user and a third-party is described. The system uses a telecommunications provider which has a controller for distributing and controlling electronic communications between a database, a translation server, a third-party provider of content and public identification information (PII), and at least one television of a user. The at least one television has a set-top box (STB) and a remote control. The STB has a unique electronic identifier (STB-ID). The STB communicates with the controller and the at least one television utilizing the STB-ID to ensure secure communications between the user, the telecommunications provider and the third-party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST LAYER HEALTH L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Wessel
  • Patent number: 10536758
    Abstract: Customized highlight shows for sporting events, entertainment events, and/or the like, having a narrative component, are generated and presented. The events can be sporting events, entertainment events, and/or the like. For example, in the context of sporting events, a determination is made as to what types of sports, teams, leagues, players, plays, and/or the like are of interest to the user. A customized highlight show is then generated and presented, containing those specific portions of the sporting events that are likely to be of interest, arranged in a manner that is likely to be entertaining and interesting to the user and that presents a cohesive narrative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Thuuz, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Joseph Packard, Dennis Kanygin, Jordan Toor, Dan Lythcott-Haims, Alan Levin
  • Patent number: 10529379
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and a method for processing of a video content based on emotional state detection of one or more users are disclosed herein. The system includes a video-processing device, which detects a change in an emotional state of a first user viewing a first video content on the video-processing device. One or more groups of image frames of the first video content, viewed during the detected change in the emotional state of the first user at one or more time instances, are associated with the changed emotional state. A second video content is generated by use of the associated one or more groups of image frames of the first video content, based on the detected change in the emotional state of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pramod Chintalapoodi, Nabarun Goswami, Hemant Sadhwani, Madhvesh Sulibhavi
  • Patent number: 10523989
    Abstract: There is disclosed a content delivery system for delivering content to a user, the system comprising a personalised schedule controller configured to receive content recommendations for a user including at least one constrained asset, and for generating a personalised schedule for the user in dependence on the at least one constrained asset included in the content recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Shaw, Hans-Jurgen Maas, Sean Everett
  • Patent number: 10521445
    Abstract: A method of visualizing relationship data is illustrated. The method includes receiving relationship data comprising a first type of entities, a second type of entities, and data representative of relationships between an entity of the first type and an entity of the second type, generating, based on the data representative of relationships, a bicluster connecting the entity of the first type to the entity of the second type, and generating a visualization based on the bicluster generated, wherein the visualization includes a first column representative of the first type of entities, and a second column representative of the second type of entities, wherein each row of the visualization corresponds to the generated bicluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Francine Chen, Patrick Chiu
  • Patent number: 10524016
    Abstract: A system and method of conserving network bandwidth by controlling access to resources. A filtering service determines if a resource should be blocked or allowed to pass between computers on the network based on information about the resource including the path and any query parameters in the URI along with any available metadata about the resource. The metadata may be retrieved from the remote hose, generated based on the content of the resource, or any combination thereof. One or more filtering algorithms may be engaged to compare the information about the resource to filtering rules to determine whether access to the resource is allowed. The information about the resource, and the result of the filtering algorithm may be stored to reduce the time required to make future determinations for the same resource, or for similar resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Stern IP Holder I, LLC
    Inventor: David J. Stern
  • Patent number: 10512833
    Abstract: A presentation method includes performing analysis on a swing by using output data from an inertial sensor measuring the swing of an exercise appliance, finishing the analysis, and presenting analysis information based on at least one preset index regarding the swing, on the basis of finishing of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Masafumi Sato, Kenya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10509966
    Abstract: Video information defining video content may be accessed. Highlight moments within the video content may be identified. Flexible video segments may be determined based on the highlight moments. Individual flexible video segments may include one or more of the highlight moments and a flexible portion of the video content. The flexible portion of the video content may be characterized by a minimum segment duration, a target segment duration, and a maximum segment duration. A duration allocated to the video content may be determined. One or more of the flexible video segments may be selected based on the duration and one or more of the minimum segment duration, the target segment duration, and/or the maximum segment duration of the selected flexible video segments. A video summary including the selected flexible video segments may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Baptiste Noel
  • Patent number: 10484758
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, media content; (ii) generating, by the computing system, a fingerprint of a portion of the received media content; (iii) determining, by the computing system, that the received media content has a predefined characteristic; (iv) responsive to determining that the received media content has the predefined characteristic, transmitting, by the computing system, the generated fingerprint to a content identification server to identify the portion of the received media content; and (v) performing an action based on the identified portion of media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilson Harron, Konstantinos Antonios Dimitriou
  • Patent number: 10482496
    Abstract: Automatic performance triggered campaign adjustment. A hierarchical feature tree is generated. Each child node's feature is more specific than its respective parent node's feature. The discovery system creates a behavioral model comprising features of the feature tree which is used in the operation of an advertising campaign. A degraded model feature is detected at the discovery system by comparing a performance metric of a model feature from two different time windows. The discovery system matches a node of the feature tree with the degraded feature and selects a prospective model feature from an ancestor node of the matching feature's node. An estimated performance metric for the prospective model feature is determined and the results are used to decide if the prospective model feature should be incorporated into an updated model or not. The model can be updated with a new model feature selected from one or more prospective model features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Recce
  • Patent number: 10476832
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a first client system of a first user of the online social network, an indication that a media-player device is proximate to the first client system. Content information associated with media-content items may be accessed. The media-content items may be accessible to the first user via the media-player device. Responsive to the received indication and content information, social-networking information of the first user may be accessed. A media-content item may be selected based on the content information and the social-networking information of the first user. A customized notification may be sent to the first client system. The customized notification may include a reference to the selected media-content item and a deep link to the media-player device. The deep link may be selectable by the first user and may include instructions for accessing the selected media-content item via the media-player device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Francislav Penov, Mateusz Marek Niewczas
  • Patent number: 10474729
    Abstract: A resource identifier to be encoded dynamically upon detection of a triggering event is identified. The resource identifier is allowed to remain not encoded prior to detection of the triggering event. The triggering event that will cause the resource identifier to be consumed by a web browser is detected. In response to detecting the triggering event, the resource identifier is encoded, and an encoded version of the resource identifier is provided for consumption by the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Instart Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehrdad Reshadi, Rajaram Gaunker, Hariharan Kolam, Raghu Batta Venkat
  • Patent number: 10460176
    Abstract: An enhanced video of an event in a first video feed, which is identified by a spatiotemporal pattern recognition algorithm that uses machine learning for understanding the event, is produced by including in the enhanced video an animation that characterizes a person's motions that are derived from a machine learning-based understanding of an event in a second video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Second Spectrum, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Han Chang, Rajiv Maheswaran, Jeffrey Wayne Su, Noel Hollingsworth
  • Patent number: 10462516
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for automatically selecting television channels for display on one or more televisions based on the viewing preferences of the viewers. The viewers can enter their viewing preferences in a database through a user interface that a controller can access. The controller can receive, for a premises (e.g., a sports bar), a list of viewers. Based on the viewing preferences of the list of viewers, the controller can determine a single or a ranked list of television channels for display on the televisions. If there are multiple televisions, the controller can assign each of the televisions a television channel from the ranked list based on the ranking. The controller can send an instruction to the STB controlling the television(s) to set the assigned television channel to the assigned television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Max Stephen Gratton, Christopher Boyd Tirpak
  • Patent number: 10462527
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a channel device includes a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory stores a watch list. The watch list includes n predetermined number of channels, wherein n is an integer and the predetermined number of channels are ranked from one to n. The interface is configured to receive program information for a first channel, wherein the first channel is a channel of a watch list. The processor is further configured to determine a change from a previous channel to a current channel. The processor dynamically updates the watch list to include the previous channel, wherein the previous channel is ranked as one. The processor removes the channel ranked as n from the watch list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin T. Qi
  • Patent number: 10447415
    Abstract: A system and method are provided, for sensing an environment. The system and method analyze wireless signals in the environment to determine effects on the wireless signal by the environment during propagation thereof, the effects being indicative of at least one characteristic of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Aerial Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Allegue Martinez, Xi Chen
  • Patent number: 10448072
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein increasing a likelihood above a target threshold of a user watching a target media asset. The method includes selecting a target media asset, identifying a media attribute present in the target media asset that does not match a user profile, computing a percentage of the media attribute present in the target media asset relative to other media attributes present in the target media asset, searching for a first media asset that comprises a first amount of the media attribute less than the percentage by a first threshold. Upon determining that the user consumes the first media asset, repeating the process with a second media asset that comprises a second amount of the media attribute greater than the first threshold and less than the percentage by a second threshold. After the user consumes the second media asset, recommending the target media asset to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, K Vishnu Vardhan, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Srikanth Channapragada
  • Patent number: 10425609
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image and an image display apparatus are provided. The method includes a method of displaying an image, the method including displaying an image of a current channel among channels, receiving a first input to change the current channel to a next channel after the current channel, or a second input to change the current channel to a previous channel before the current channel, and dividing a display into areas in response to the receiving the first input or the second input. The method further includes displaying images of next channels after the current channel in the areas, in response to the receiving the first input, and displaying images of previous channels before the current channel in the areas, in response to the receiving the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-man Kim, Joo-heon Lee, Shane Cho
  • Patent number: 10419820
    Abstract: Provided is a process of matching media characters, the process including: obtaining a plurality of character records, each character record including a trait vector specifying traits of the respective character; receiving a request from a user device to match characters in the character records, the request identifying at least one reference character record; calculating, with one or more processors, matching scores indicative of similarity between the trait vector of the reference character record and trait vectors of other character records among the plurality of character records; selecting a responsive character record from among the plurality of character records based on the matching scores; and sending instructions to the user device to display information about a character of the responsive character record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CharacTour LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Foerster, Pete McEntegart
  • Patent number: 10419806
    Abstract: The modular assignment of storage space provides consumers with greater access to cDVR systems and to more efficiently allocate storage within the cDVR system. When a record command is received, it will be determined whether sufficient storage space is available to the consumers. When it is determined that the consumer does not have enough storage space to record the content item in the cDVR system, additional storage space may be allocated modularly to the consumer. Consumers will select how storage space is to be modularly allocated for their use (either via preset options or at the time or recording) and the service provider or operator of the cDVR will provide the set amount in accordance with the consumer's preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 10419141
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein to estimate volume of switching (VoS) among television programs include determining, based on panelist program viewing data, a first VoS value representing a portion of a decreased amount of tuning by matched panelists to a first program from first to second measurement periods to attribute to an increased amount of tuning by the matched panelists to a second program from the first to second measurement periods; estimating, based on the program viewing data and first VoS value, a second VoS value representing a portion of a decreased amount of tuning by unmatched panelists to the first program from the first to second measurement periods to attribute to an increased amount of tuning by the unmatched panelists to the second program from the first to second measurement periods; and combining the first and second VoS values to determine a third VoS value for a combination of the matched and unmatched panelists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jingsong Cui, XiaoTing Liang, Scott John Sereday
  • Patent number: 10389779
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for providing one or more content items for display to a user of an end-user device. The user provides a comment in relation to a multimedia presentation. Based on this comment, and on content information relating to the multimedia presentation, a set of content items is then selected. This set of elements is provided for display to the user. The user may include any of the displayed content items in his comment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Hiren M. Mandalia, Santosh S. Basapur, Shirley A. Chaysinh, Young S. Lee, Narayanan Venkitaraman
  • Patent number: 10382819
    Abstract: Items having a plurality of attributes associated therewith, each of said associated attributes having a rating, the rating indicating the importance of the attribute to the user can be selected (201) and displayed (205) with its associated attributes and corresponding ratings. The ratings can be adjusted (207) and at least one item similar to one of the selected at least one first item is selected (209) based on the rating of at least one of the displayed attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: S.I.SV.EL. SOCIETA ITALIANA PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'ELETTRONICA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Adolf Proidl
  • Patent number: 10382723
    Abstract: Method and system (100) for generating a recommendation for at least one further content item is disclosed. A personalized content channel is enabled to play out a plurality of content items (programs) complying with multiple selection criteria. At least one further content item is recommended by a recommender engine (107), the at least one further content item complying with fewer of the multiple criteria. In an embodiment, at least one of the at least one recommended further content item is selected and the multiple selection criteria are adjusted by a scheduler (109) on the basis of at least one characteristic of the selected recommended further content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: S.I.SV.EL. SOCIETA ITALIANA PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'ELETTRONICA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Adolf Proidl
  • Patent number: RE47877
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to methods, systems, and storage mediums for managing content storage and selection activities. The method includes aggregating content from content providers and presenting the content to a content device. The method also includes monitoring consumption of storage space with respect to storage capacity in the content device, relocating content contained in the storage space of the content device when a predetermined condition is met, and providing access to relocated content. The relocation is operable for freeing up the storage space of the content device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Chanyu Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Barbara J. Roden, Douglas A. Bulleit