Based On Personal Preference, Profile, Or Viewing History (e.g., To Produce Redacted Listing) Patents (Class 725/46)
  • Patent number: 11119760
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for identifying and deleting unnecessary code lines. A plurality of global behavioral rules are stored, where each of the global behavioral rules includes a behavioral pattern code fragment, a plurality of recommendations, and a recommendation score for each of the plurality of recommendations. It is determined that a code fragment in a portion of code matches a behavioral pattern code fragment of a global behavioral rule of the plurality of global behavioral rules. A recommendation from the plurality of recommendations of the global behavioral rule is provided based on the recommendation score of that recommendation. In response to the recommendation being applied, a recommendation score of the recommendation is increased. In response to the recommendation being rejected, an action taken is identified, and the action taken is stored as a new recommendation for the behavioral pattern code fragment of the global behavioral rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriele De Capoa, Emilia Amato, Crescenzo Migliaccio
  • Patent number: 11120076
    Abstract: A first connection state may be entered on a computing device. While the computing device is in the first connection state, actions taken on a playlist on the computing device may be applied to the playlist and not applied to a playback queue associated with a zone. An input may be received via the computing device, indicating a selection of the zone. In response to receiving the input, a second connection state may be entered. Entering the second connection state may comprise establishing a connected state between the computing device and the one or more playback devices. While the connected state is established, one or more actions taken on the playlist on the computing device may be applied to the playlist and transmitted, in a message to the zone over a network. The one or more actions may be one or more corresponding actions applied to the playback queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 11120835
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining interesting moments in a video. The method further includes generating video segments based on the interesting moments, wherein each of the video segments includes at least one of the interesting moments from the video. The method further includes generating a collage from the video segments, where the collage includes at least two windows and wherein each window includes one of the video segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sharadh Ramaswamy, Matthias Grundmann, Kenneth Conley
  • Patent number: 11115905
    Abstract: A method for publishing information at a wireless routing device end includes the following steps. An information release request message sent by the user equipment is received, wherein the information release request message includes at least one display content and a display time indication of each display content in at least one display content. Based on the display time indication, the identification information of the wireless access point provided by the wireless routing device is updated and broadcast according to the display content. A wireless routing device and user equipment each includes one or more processors and a storage device for storing one or more programs. When one or more programs are executed by the one or more processors, the one or more processors implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI SHANGWANG NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fanpan Shi
  • Patent number: 11113331
    Abstract: A network device is configured to (i) play back a media item indicated by a remote playback queue provided by a cloud-based computing system, (ii) receive an indication that a playback device is available for playback, (iii) display a now playing screen including (a) information identifying the media item, and (b) an icon that indicates that the network device is not in a connected state with any other network device, (iv) receive a first input selecting the icon, (v) in response to the first input, display a list of one or more available network devices including the playback device, (vi) receive a second input selecting the playback device from the list (vii) after receiving the second input, update the list to indicate that the playback device is selected for playback of the remote playback queue, and (viii) transfer playback of the remote playback queue from the network device to the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 11107117
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for estimating the causal effect of different content exposure levels are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana Calabrese, Kiril Tsemekhman, Samphel Norden
  • Patent number: 11108881
    Abstract: A media guidance application the media guidance application may determine end dates for user profile modifications based on real-life events. For example, as opposed to modifying a user profile for a predetermined about of time, the media guidance application may dynamically determine when to remove a user profile modification (or modify a user profile back to a previous state) based on subsequent user actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian C. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11102548
    Abstract: An interactive television program guide application is provided that queries a user regarding the user's interest in television programs and suggests television programs to the user based on the user's responses. The interactive television program guide application identifies a television program that is potentially of interest to the user. The interactive television program guide application then queries the user regarding the user's interest using questions that are formulated based on attributes associated with the identified television program. Using the user's responses to the questions, the interactive television program guide application identifies and suggests one or more television programs to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Westberg
  • Patent number: 11093978
    Abstract: A method for creating derivative advertisements is provided. The method includes identifying a visual element based on an analysis of a primary advertisement asset such that the visual element is representative of a branding message provided within the primary advertisement. The method also includes identifying a call-to-action (CTA) data element based on the analysis and creating a derivative advertisement asset having the visual element and CTA data element. A system and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium containing software for executing the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Venugopal Vasudevan, Anthony J. Braskich, Renxiang Li, Jehan Wickramasuriya, Faisal Ishtiaq, Stephen P. Emeott, Benedito J. Fonseca, Jr., Alfonso Martinez Smith
  • Patent number: 11089072
    Abstract: A content delivery system may receive and aggregate video content from one or more content sources. In a first embodiment, the content delivery system may start streaming a video to a first viewer on a first device and then receive a request for a catch up version to be streamed to a second viewer viewing a second device. The content delivery system may send replacement segments of the video that are shortened summaries to the second device until the second viewer has caught up to the first viewer on the first device. In a second embodiment, the content delivery system may detect two or more viewers and customize a video content for both viewers. In a third embodiment, the content delivery system, in real time, may customize a segment of a video (possibly using a “green screen” or overlaying a second video over the original video segment) based on characteristics of the viewer and then stream the customized video segment to the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason A. Gonzalez, Eric L. Gose, Mathews Thomas, Janki Y. Vora
  • Patent number: 11068920
    Abstract: Methods and systems for rewarding a personal intelligence profile (PIP) owner who owns associated PIP data used by a PIP data user. The methods are performed using a PIP platform that includes a dedicated server that mediates between the PIP data owner and the PIP data user. A method may comprise, through the dedicated PIP platform, obtaining PIP data associated with the PIP data owner according to criteria defined by the PIP data owner, determining a value of the obtained PIP data, providing the PIP data to the PIP data user, and paying the PIP data owner a reward based on the obtained PIP data value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Orit Shifman
  • Patent number: 11061542
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining and displaying optimal associations of data items. Data items may include media content such as television programs, and may be associated with advertisements to be displayed during content consumption. A tool may process data regarding segments of viewers that have common characteristics, and further process data regarding viewers of particular data items, to identify degrees of association between individual segments of viewers and particular data items. The degrees of association between a particular data item and multiple segments of viewers, or between multiple data items and a particular segment of viewers, may be displayed in a user interface that identifies optimal associations between data items and advertisements based on the viewer segments having high degrees of association with the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Lemanowicz, Yehonatan Steinmetz, Ashwin Sreenivas, Daniel Spangenberger, Tinlok Pang
  • Patent number: 11048752
    Abstract: Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings may be used as the basis for multiple applications, such as ranking of search results for time-based media, automatic recommendations for time-based media, prediction of audience interest for media purchasing/planning, and estimating social interest in the time-based media. Social interest in time-based media (e.g., video and audio streams and recordings) segments is estimated through a process of data ingestion and integration. The estimation process determines social interest in specific events represented as segments in time-based media, such as particular plays in a sporting event, scenes in a television show, or advertisements in an advertising block. The resulting estimates of social interest also can be graphically displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy
  • Patent number: 11050498
    Abstract: Disclosed example apparatus to determine volume of switching (VoS) among television programs examine first viewing data associated with a first time period and second viewing data associated with a second time period to identify a first set of panelists represented in both the first and second viewing data; in response to a size of the first set of panelists satisfying both first and second thresholds, estimate the VoS based on a first subset of the first viewing data and a second subset of the second viewing data associated with the first set of panelists; and in response to the size of the first set of panelists satisfying the first but not the second threshold, estimate the VoS based on the first and second subsets, and a third subset of the first viewing data and a fourth subset of the second viewing data associated with a second set of panelists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jingsong Cui, XiaoTing Liang, Scott John Sereday
  • Patent number: 11037685
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing a data store of de-identified patient data to generate one or more dynamic user interfaces usable to predict an expected response of a particular patient population or cohort when provided with a certain treatment. The automated analysis of patterns occurring in patient clinical, molecular, phenotypic, and response data, as facilitated by the various user interfaces, provides an efficient, intuitive way for clinicians to evaluate large data sets to aid in the potential discovery of insights of therapeutic significance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Tempus Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Hailey Lefkofsky, Ashraf Hafez, Julian Habib, Carin Fishel, Caroline Epstein
  • Patent number: 11036359
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide systems and methods for managing intelligent content queuing from a secondary device for content delivery to a primary device. A content queuing system on the secondary device generates and displays a playlist interface on the secondary device. A selection of a content item to be added to a playlist is received. The content queuing system determines that addition of the content item causes a live content item to overlap with an on-demand content item on the playlist. As a result, the content queuing system creates at least two segments for the on-demand content item. The live content item is positioned between the first and a second segment on the playlist. The first segment is scheduled to end at a start time of the live content item and the second segment is scheduled to begin at an ending time of the live content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A..
    Inventor: David Rhys Edward Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11032347
    Abstract: A method system and computer program product for bandwidth usage reduction in media streaming, comprises, receiving user streaming information from a client device and refining a user model with the user streaming information. The user streaming information reflects a user's media consumption habits. Subsequently a request for a media playlist from the client device is received and media segments are prospectively requested based on the user model before receiving a request for the media segments. The requested media playlist is sent to the client device; and the prospectively requested media segments are sent upon receiving a request for a media segment from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Bhumik Sanghavi, Alex Hwang, Joel Freeman
  • Patent number: 11023364
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for testing interactive applications on at least one TV device according to at least one test scenario. The test scenario is run and monitored by a test driver system separate from the at least one TV device, wherein the test scenario comprises a series of user interaction steps and at least one target state of the application and/or the at least one TV device to be achieved after a specified user interaction step, the method comprising the steps of: a. integrating a test definition helper library into the interactive application, wherein the test definition helper library is configured to obtain information on the state of the interactive application and/or the at least one TV device; b. providing the modified interactive application to the at least one TV device; c. running the at least one test scenario, wherein the test driver system non-transparently performs the series of user interaction steps on the at least one TV device; and d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SUITEST S.R.O.
    Inventors: Lukas Krocek, Taras Perevorskyy, Mirko Nedeljkovic
  • Patent number: 11025983
    Abstract: A method for programming an electronic program guide (EPG) grid guide is disclosed herein. The method includes determining EPG metadata from a database, sorting metadata based on a time and a metadata field, determining the metadata field to be displayed, and rendering the EPG grid guide based on the time and the metadata field. A method for programming a set top box (STB) is also disclosed herein. The method includes providing a time of day, receiving a user's viewing preferences, adjusting information based on the user's viewing preferences in at least one application, wherein the user's viewing preferences are a function of the time of day, and transmitting the adjusted information to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Madison Patent Holdings, SAS
    Inventor: Matthew Joseph Coburn
  • Patent number: 11025583
    Abstract: Social network friend-based recommendations are provided. Based on user consumption data provided by one or more service providers, a determination may be made as to which social network contacts a user has who may have preferences for video, music, and other media that are close to the user's. The determination of social network contacts who share a common interest and the user consumption data of those social network contacts may be utilized to infer recommendations for the user. Other functionalities may be provided, such as manual recommendations, placing emphasis on recommendations from particular friends, email notifications of content that a friend has consumed that the user has not, an option to view what a social network contact is viewing, providing a list of programs that the user and a social network contact have both seen, and providing advertisements based on consumption data, recommendations, and/or discovered areas of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas D. Gravino, Ryan M. S. Baker
  • Patent number: 11019386
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to verify and/or correct media lineup information are disclosed. Disclosed example apparatus include a comparator to compare media presentation data representative of media output by a set top box to reference data corresponding to a first station to determine whether the media presentation data corresponds to the reference data, the media presentation data collected while the set top box was tuned to a first channel number. The comparator is also to determine a second station that corresponds to the media presentation data when the media presentation data does not correspond to the reference data, and relate the first channel number to the second station to create a second channel map to replace a first channel map that related the first channel number to the first station based on channel lineup information for the set top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: F. Gavin McMillan
  • Patent number: 11012574
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to detection of an opportune time period to deliver a notification. Responsive to receipt of the notification (e.g., at a user device), analysis of an attention state of a user can be initialized. Further, the opportune time period to deliver the notification can be detected based on the analysis of the attention state of the user. The opportune time period can be during a breakpoint or an influential context. The breakpoint is when the user has switched between tasks and lacks engagement with the tasks. The influential context is a particular context in which the user is available to attend to the notification. Moreover, the notification can be delivered during the opportune time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aman Kansal, Mohamed Musthag, Deepak Ganesan, Todd Mytkowicz, Kathryn Stuart McKinley
  • Patent number: 11004112
    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: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Recce
  • Patent number: 10999639
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting content are disclosed. One method can comprise presenting an interface such as a content guide comprising a field relating to content. A selection of one or more of a plurality of filters can be received. A first indicator representing first information can be presented if a first one of the filters is selected, wherein the first information relates to the field. A second indicator representing second information can be presented if a second one of the filters selected, wherein the second information relates to the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Lokesh Kumar, Surendra Goel
  • Patent number: 10989552
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed herein for selecting one or more content instances of a plurality of content instances for display on a head unit of a vehicle. The content instances correspond to a location of a vehicle and are received by the head unit. The head unit obtains vehicle specific information from memory of the head unit. Based on the vehicle specific information, the head unit selects the one or more content instances using a set of criteria for determining which, if any, content instances to display. Selection of the one or more content instances using the set of criteria may involve consideration of information associated with individual instances of the plurality of content instances. The selected one or more content instances are displayed on a display of the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventor: John Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10984837
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a display, a method for monitoring played content and a system using the same method. The method includes: capturing a played screen of a multimedia content at a specified timing point; using a first feature extracting model to transform the played screen to a played screen feature sequence; determining whether the reference screen feature sequence corresponding to the specified time point matches the played screen feature sequence; if yes, determining the multimedia contents have been correctly played, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chung-Shiuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10979161
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for channel switching comprising encapsulating a plurality of IP datagrams associated with a plurality of real time audio/visual (A/V) streams or a plurality of file objects onto a plurality of MPE sections; inserting the plurality of MPE sections into one of a plurality of elementary streams; and multiplexing the plurality of elementary streams associated with the plurality of real time A/V streams or the plurality of file objects into a plurality of non-consecutive bursts, wherein the plurality of elementary streams are adjacent in a channel line-up. In one aspect, the plurality of non-consecutive bursts is transmitted to a DVB-H receiver with a limited memory size for enabling fast channel switching. In one aspect, the channel line-up is presented in an electronic service guide (ESG).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sandeep Singhai, Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli
  • Patent number: 10958956
    Abstract: An intelligent television is provided that can collect viewer information for use by a rating service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher P. Ricci
  • Patent number: 10948308
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed herein for selecting one or more content instances of a plurality of content instances for display on a head unit of a vehicle. The content instances correspond to a location of a vehicle and are received by the head unit. The head unit obtains vehicle specific information from memory of the head unit. Based on the vehicle specific information, the head unit selects the one or more content instances using a set of criteria for determining which, if any, content instances to display. Selection of the one or more content instances using the set of criteria may involve consideration of information associated with individual instances of the plurality of content instances. The selected one or more content instances are displayed on a display of the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventor: John Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10951852
    Abstract: A method for automatically adjusting display parameters of a display screen of a television device includes: in receipt of an activation signal, controlling the display screen to output a video signal based on a set of display parameters, and controlling the depth camera to capture images of a viewing area; determining a set of condition parameters based on the images; determining, based on the set of condition parameters, whether the video signal is to be adjusted; and when it is determined that the video signal is to be adjusted, adjusting at least one display parameter in the set of display parameters to generate an adjusted video signal and controlling the display screen to output the adjusted video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Top Victory Investments Limited
    Inventor: Gyana Ranjan Senapati
  • Patent number: 10943254
    Abstract: A hierarchical feature tree is generated. Each child node's feature is more specific than its respective parent node's feature. A behavioral model comprising features of the feature tree is created and 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 a family node. An estimated performance metric for the prospective model feature is determined and the results are used to decide if the model should be updated to include the prospective model feature. The campaign can be operated with the automatically updated model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Recce
  • Patent number: 10945034
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which the approach displays a main video feed and multiple secondary video feeds on a display. The multiple secondary video feeds are embedded in the main video feed at multiple locations based on visual characteristics sets of the multiple secondary video feeds. The approach dynamically detects a level of interest of a user at a first one of the locations in the main video feed based on a set of physical characteristics of the user. The approach identifies a first one of secondary video feeds that corresponds to the first location and, in turn, resizes the first secondary video feed based on the detected level of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Stephen C. Hammer
  • Patent number: 10938825
    Abstract: One or more devices in a data analysis computing system may be configured to receive and analyze movement data and determine driving trips based on the received data. The driving trips may be used along with the movement data to authenticate drivers based on a determined driver profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Alexander Herrmann, Connor Walsh, Pratheek M. Harish
  • Patent number: 10939166
    Abstract: Introduced herein are methods and systems for determining machine learning marketing strategy. For example, a computer-implemented method according to the disclosed technology includes steps of identifying one or more business metrics to be driven by a marketing plan; generating one or more response functions of the business metrics by performing a machine learning process on a marketing dataset; optimizing a spending subject of the marking plan subject to constraints to generate a marketing strategy based on multiple decision variables; and presenting the marketing strategy to an advertiser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bliss Point Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Manus, Sean Odlum, Anand V. Bodapati
  • Patent number: 10939164
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented for transferring an interactive feature from a first device to a second device. Two users may be consuming a media asset. Upon receipt of a command to active an interactive feature, a determination is made whether a user who did not activate the interactive feature is interested in the media asset. Upon that determination, a timer is activated that tracks an amount of time for which the interactive feature is active and a determination is made whether a threshold time period has been met. Once the threshold time period is met, a device associated with the user that activated the interactive feature is identified and the users are prompted to transfer the interactive feature to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: John Blake, Milan Patel, Rowena Young, Jean Michel Pierre Bourdon
  • Patent number: 10939167
    Abstract: There is disclosed a multimedia processing method comprising: converting multimedia items into versions of multiple compression levels for storage within a media catalog; and estimating the likelihood of a user consuming each multimedia item based on a consumption history of items within said media catalog and said user; computing the multimedia items to be downloaded and a per-item compression level in dependence on resource constraints at a client device of said user and said estimated consumption likelihoods; downloading a compressed version of the multimedia items; and storing a record of consumed downloaded items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC
    Inventor: Gerald C. Chao
  • Patent number: 10932001
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to identify media sources are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed herein include an exclusivity determiner, a unique asset identifier, and a signature matcher. The exclusivity determiner is to determine whether media is exclusive to a provider. The unique asset identifier is to associate a first signature of the media with the provider if the media is exclusive to the provider. The signature matcher is to identify the provider based on a second signature, the second signature matching the first signature, the second signature extracted from media presented at a media presentation location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Tapse, Jason Olmsted, James Petro, Albert T. Borawski, Brian Fuhrer
  • Patent number: 10922370
    Abstract: A subset of items that can be identified, promoted, or recommended to the user is determined based in part on rankings or other feedback that the user has given to other items in the set. The techniques discussed herein employ localized regularization to generate estimated values for the unknown values. Regularization refers to adding information into the system in order to generate the unknown values. This additional information of the system is an estimate, and is generated based on the known properties of the system. The techniques discussed herein employ localized regularization, which refers to estimating additional information based on the particular user for which the unknown values are being generated. In contrast to employing global regularization that treats all users in the system the same, the localized regularization discussed herein treats each user independently of the other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Kourosh Modarresi
  • Patent number: 10924788
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for crediting a media presentation device are disclosed. Example apparatus disclosed include means for computing a signature from audio obtained from a media device, means for determining an on/off state of the media device based on a gain level, means for crediting the media device with presenting media when (1) the signature matches at least one of a set of reference signatures and the on/off state determined for the media device is an on state, and (2) when the signature matches at least one of the set of reference signatures and the on/off state determined for the media device is an off state, the means for crediting to not credit the media device with presenting the media when (3) the signature does not match at least one of the set of reference signatures and the on/off state determined for the media device is the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Robert Stokes, Venugopal Srinivasan, Arun Ramaswamy, Daniel Nelson
  • Patent number: 10909466
    Abstract: Example methods disclosed herein include accessing a query requesting a metric associated with a number of unique members of an audience of media over an aggregate monitoring interval corresponding to a plurality of component monitoring intervals. Disclosed example methods also include determining respective aggregate interval probability distributions modeling likelihoods of respective monitored individuals being exposed to the media during the aggregate monitoring interval, a first one of the aggregate interval probability distributions for a first one of the monitored individuals being determined by combining parameters of respective component interval probability distributions modeling likelihoods of the first one of the monitored individuals being exposed to the media during respective ones of the component monitoring intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sheppard, Paul Donato, Peter C. Doe
  • Patent number: 10911749
    Abstract: Display device ON/OFF detection methods and apparatus are disclosed. Example display activity detectors disclosed herein are to extract regions from respective ones of captured video frames, the regions corresponding to a depiction of a display of a monitored media device Disclosed example display activity detectors are also to compute a distance metric that is to represent an amount a first one of the regions of a first one of the captured video frames differs from a corresponding second one of the regions of a second one of the captured video frames. Disclosed example display activity detectors are further to compare the distance metric to a threshold to determine whether the monitored media device is ON or OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, Dan Nelson
  • Patent number: 10891333
    Abstract: A first connection state may be entered on a computing device. While the computing device is in the first connection state, actions taken on a playlist on the computing device may be applied to the playlist and not applied to a playback queue associated with a zone. An input may be received via the computing device, indicating a selection of the zone. In response to receiving the input, a second connection state may be entered. Entering the second connection state may comprise establishing a connected state between the computing device and the one or more playback devices. While the connected state is established, one or more actions taken on the playlist on the computing device may be applied to the playlist and transmitted, in a message to the zone over a network. The one or more actions may be one or more corresponding actions applied to the playback queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 10885944
    Abstract: Methods and systems for dynamic bookmarking in branched video are described. An application provides a video tree having a plurality of video segments, with each video segment including a predefined portion of one or more paths in the video tree, and each path being associated with a different video presentation. One of the paths in the video tree is traversed based on one or more decisions made by a user during playback of the video presentation associated with the path being traversed. A selection of a particular location in the path being traversed is received by the application, which stores a bookmark of the location for subsequent retrieval. The bookmark identifies a sequence of video segments in the video tree having been traversed to reach the location. The structure of the video tree is modified, and the bookmark is automatically updated, if necessary. At a later time, the application receives a selection of the stored bookmark and seeks to the bookmarked location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 LTD
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Yuval Hofshy, Amiel Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10878479
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and devices for providing product and service recommendations to users via conversational AI dialog. A natural language user input may be inspected. One or more product-related keywords from the inspected natural language user input may be extracted. A user profile for a user may be analyzed and a determination regarding one or more categories from the user profile that are related to the extracted product-related keywords may be made. One or more match values connecting the natural language user input to one or more candidate product recommendations may be calculated. The one or more candidate product recommendations may be ranked and a product recommendation based on the ranking may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xianchao Wu, Wei Wu, Keizo Fujiwara, Zhan Chen, Momo Klyen, Jyunnya Saiki, Akihiro Okuzawa
  • Patent number: 10880612
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for integrating a broadcast media stream with media streams from one or more amateur sources. In one implementation, a method includes receiving, at a stream integrator, one or more user media streams captured by one or more user capture devices, receiving a broadcast stream from a broadcast provider, selecting at least one of the one or more user media streams based on one or more parameters, and integrating one or more of the selected user media streams into the broadcast stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jason Anguiano
  • Patent number: 10866706
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a memory for storing at least one application, a wireless and/or wired communication interface, and a processor. The processor is configured to detect a display event for the at least one application, in response to the detection of display event, determine whether the electronic device is in a state of being connected to an external output device through the communication interface, when it is determined that the electronic device is in the state of being connected to the external output device, determine whether execution of the at least one application is possible, based on a state of connection with the external output device, and control to display, on the external output device, information indicating whether execution of the at least one application is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeongkuk Keam, Seungkyu Lee, Hoyoung Lee, Won Jin Choi, Yujin Choi
  • Patent number: 10864447
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for presenting highlights from broadcasts in spectating environments. A highlight service determines highlight events in the broadcasts, and extracts highlight segments from the broadcasts according to the determined events. Highlight reels may be created from the highlight segments according to highlight selection criteria (genre, game title, broadcaster, time period, etc.) and/or spectator preferences. The highlight service may provide a highlight user interface (UI) via which spectators may selectively view the highlights and highlight reels. The highlight service may generate highlight reels targeted to particular spectators or groups of spectators according to spectators' specified or otherwise determined preferences, demographics, viewing history, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Willette, Patrick Gilmore, Ethan Zane Evans, Michael Martin George, Michael Anthony Frazzini
  • Patent number: 10869098
    Abstract: In the information processing terminal of the present technology, in a case where a mode is set to display screens of a plurality of applications being executed respectively on different display areas at the same time, and a video of the contents being reproduced by a first application is displayed on a first display area and, at the same time, a screen of a second application is displayed on a second display area, the reproduction of the contents is stopped when the contents being reproduced are recorded contents and the reproduction of the contents is continued when the contents being reproduced are live-viewing contents, when a sound output by the second application is started, and the display of the video of the contents whose reproduction has been continued is continued on the first display area and the audio of the contents whose reproduction has been continued is muted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Sohei Yamada, Masato Fujii
  • Patent number: 10856038
    Abstract: Novel techniques are described for predictive time-shift buffering for live television and persistent recording thereof. For example, upcoming program data can be obtained, and a candidate program can be identified from the upcoming program data as likely to be viewed live via the television receiver. An automated time-shift buffer (ATSB) trigger time and an ATSB flush time can be determined in accordance with a program start time associated with the candidate program. At the ATSB trigger time, it can be determined whether the candidate program is being viewed. If not, a time-shift buffer can be directed to begin buffering the candidate program in accordance with the program start time. At the ATSB flush time, it can be determined whether the candidate program is still not being viewed live. In that case, the time-shift buffer can be directed automatically to flush as-yet-buffered data of the candidate program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sling Media Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeevan Bhooi, Preetham Kotian
  • Patent number: 10855801
    Abstract: Collecting and distributing information related to recent content publication activity of an instant messaging (IM) user provides other users in a network with timely, relevant information about people known to the user or within the same social network. A user participating in a social network can quickly and efficiently perceive new information related to other users (referred to as co-users) in a social network by reviewing the co-users' recent content publication activity. A user may be made able to do so without requiring the co-user to send a communication directly to the user regarding the new facts or new content, and also without requiring the user to actively browse or request information about the co-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Armstrong, Alan Keister, Lark Dunham, Jennifer Granito, Steven Greenberg, Rakesh Agrawal, Michael Sommers, Carol A. Glover