Having Link To External Information Resource (e.g., Online Resource) Patents (Class 725/51)
  • Patent number: 11178436
    Abstract: A method of transmitting at least one signal over a broadcast network, a broadband network or a hybrid network in a digital transmitter, the method includes generating service layer signaling (SLS) information for at least one service, the at least one service consisting of at least one continuous video component, at least one continuous audio component and at least one closed caption component; generating a service list table (SLT) for providing bootstrap information that allows a receiver to discover the SLS information for the at least one service; and transmitting the at least one signal. Further, the bootstrap information includes a destination IP address and a destination port of a MPEG media transport protocol (MMTP) session carrying MMTP-specific SLS, a MMTP message is delivered by the MMTP session signaled in the SLT, the MMTP message includes a caption asset descriptor, and the caption asset descriptor includes profile information for representing image captions or text captions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jongyeul Suh, Soojin Hwang
  • Patent number: 11170127
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system, method, computer program and electronic device for managing end user data takeout. A data takeout message is communicated to one or more target subscriber entities to instruct the one or more target subscriber entities to enact a data takeout request relating to an end user. User data relating to the end user is then uploaded to a data collection database from at least some of the one or more target subscriber entities, which is then aggregated and made available for download by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Schibsted Products & Technology AS
    Inventors: Narasimha Raghavan Veeraragavan, Karen Victoria Lees, Sverre Sundsdal
  • Patent number: 11165596
    Abstract: A method for inviting users to participate in activities comprises receiving from a first client device a recording of at least a part of an activity provided via the first client device to a first user and one or more parameters related to a configuration of the activity on the first client device, embedding an interactive element into the recording of the activity, thereby generating an invitation to participate in the activity, wherein the invitation is published. The method further comprises receiving from a second client device an indication of an interaction of a second user with the embedded interactive element, and providing the one or more parameters for initiating the activity on the second client device according to the configuration. Furthermore, a system enabling inviting of users to participate in activities and a corresponding client device are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TMRW Foundation IP S. À R.L.
    Inventor: Cevat Yerli
  • Patent number: 11157146
    Abstract: A display apparatus may include a display, a communicator including circuitry configured to communicate with a server, a user input unit including circuitry configured to receive a user input, and a processor. The processor may be configured to, based on a first user input, control the display to display a menu providing at least one image quality of a preview content that is selectable, receive a second user input of selecting the at least one image quality of the preview content, control the communicator to transmit a request for the preview content at the selected image quality to the server, and control the display to display an image based on the preview content received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daehyun Lee, Suwon Seo
  • Patent number: 11095950
    Abstract: Example methods and systems for displaying actionable elements over playing content, such as video content, are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems identify video content currently playing within a display environment provided by a playback device, and display an actionable element within the display environment provided by the playback device that is based on the identified video content and includes one or more user-selectable options to perform an action associated with the identified video content. Further, in some example embodiments, the methods and systems may perform an action (e.g., present supplemental content and/or information) in response to a selection of one or more of the user-selectable options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Markus K. Cremer, Wilson Harron
  • Patent number: 11044514
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method for displaying bullet comment information performed at a terminal. The method includes: obtaining a bullet comment service instruction configured for obtaining a bullet comment function provided by a bullet comment information server; obtaining multimedia information of a multimedia resource currently played by a second client; transmitting a bullet comment obtaining request to the bullet comment information server, the bullet comment obtaining request carrying the multimedia information; and receiving bullet comment information returned based on the multimedia information by the bullet comment information server, and displaying the bullet comment information on a playback interface of the second client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11039218
    Abstract: Instructions are transmitted to a client device that includes a display. The instructions cause the display to render a video relating to a sporting event and also render online gaming information relating to the sporting event. In one example, the instructions cause the first client device to: receive, on a first communication channel, first digital content corresponding to the video relating to the first sporting event; render, on the display of the client device, the video relating to the sporting event based on the first digital content received on the first communication channel; receive, on a second communication channel different from the first communication channel, second digital content corresponding to the online gaming information; and render, on the display of the client device, the online gaming information based on the second digital content received on the second communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SPORTSCASTR.LIVE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin April, Peter Azuolas, Philip Nicholas Schupak, Brian Silston
  • Patent number: 10999650
    Abstract: Despite the massive advances in digital electronics, telecommunications networks, and electronic devices in the past 20 years our engagement with video content is essentially unchanged to that of the first video recorders as it is merely where we access it and upon what we access it that have changed. It is still a passive experience. Accordingly, it would be beneficial to provide multimedia content that facilitates user engagement and transactions directly through their viewing of the multimedia content in shareable multimedia content elements. Such engagement and transactions may be accessing additional informational content linked to specific elements within the multimedia content or triggering the purchase of an item contained within the multimedia content. Embodiments of the invention may support monetization, analytics, secondary multimedia content, website functionality and micro-websites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Zed Creative Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Murray
  • Patent number: 10986395
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing remote control of content rendered by a set top box is described including transmitting a state request message by a user to the set top box via a server, receiving a state reply message by the user from the set top box via the server, determining by the user if the user needs to control the set top box responsive to information in the state reply message and transmitting a remote control command to the set top box via the server. Also described are a method and apparatus including recording information of events by the set top box, receiving a state request message via a server, generating a state reply message including the recorded information, transmitting the state reply message via the server, receiving a remote control command via the server and performing an action specified by the remote control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Zhengdong Wei, Qianlong Yu, Jun Ma
  • Patent number: 10939169
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles enablement of a client-side dynamic presentation of at least one non-programming media asset along with programming media content. The client device receives a first media stream of the programming media content in response to a request, associated with at least one user preference for the programming media content, to the media presentation and distribution system. The client device identifies at least one tag in the programming media content and transmits at least one event opportunity point for selection to the media presentation distribution system. Based on the selection, the client device modifies a display view of the client device for a defined duration, and presents the at least one non-programming media asset, from a second media stream for the defined duration, concurrently with the programming media content over the modified display view of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10893330
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles enablement of a client-side dynamic presentation of at least one non-programming media asset along with programming media content. The client device receives a first media stream of the programming media content in response to a request, associated with at least one user preference for the programming media content, to the media presentation and distribution system. The client device identifies at least one tag in the programming media content and transmits at least one event opportunity point for selection to the media presentation distribution system. Based on the selection, the client device modifies a display view of the client device for a defined duration, and presents the at least one non-programming media asset, from a second media stream for the defined duration, concurrently with the programming media content over the modified display view of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10860286
    Abstract: An example technique includes a computing system storing media item identifiers of curated media items associated with one or more service providers. A media curating service aggregates the media item identifiers of curated media items. The example technique further involves receiving, from a media playback system, a first message comprising a service provider access identifier. The service provider access identifier is based on a user account of the media playback system registered to at least one service provider. Based on receiving the first message, the computing system determines media item identifiers of curated media items that are associated with the at least one service provider with which the user account of the media playback system is registered and causes the media playback system to play back the curated media items based on the determined media item identifiers of the curated media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Ron Kuper
  • Patent number: 10848826
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles enablement of a client-side dynamic presentation of at least one non-programming media asset along with programming media content. The client device receives a first media stream of the programming media content in response to a request, associated with at least one user preference for the programming media content, to the media presentation and distribution system. The client device identifies at least one tag in the programming media content and transmits at least one event opportunity point for selection to the media presentation distribution system. Based on the selection, the client device modifies a display view of the client device for a defined duration, and presents the at least one non-programming media asset, from a second media stream for the defined duration, concurrently with the programming media content over the modified display view of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10848795
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transmitting a broadcast signal, and a system capable of supporting future broadcast services in an environment supporting future hybrid broadcast using terrestrial broadcast networks and the Internet. In addition, the present invention provides efficient signaling methods using both terrestrial broadcast networks and the Internet in an environment supporting future hybrid broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Jongyeul Suh, Soojin Hwang
  • Patent number: 10824665
    Abstract: A system and method for improved navigation of available titles for a streaming media service is disclosed herein. After entering a discovery mode, a list of categories is presented to a user. Once a user selects a category, a list of criteria specific to the selected category is presented. After a user selects a criteria, a list of categories can be shown to the user, limited to those categories available after the criteria was selected. After a second category is selected, then a list of criteria, specific to the previously selected criteria and to the second category, is presented. Each time a user selects a new criteria, the number of titles available to a user is reduced. Such a process can be repeated, further limiting the number of titles shown to the user, until a user finally chooses a media file to view. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Belavy, Amir-Pilo Al-Shreideh, Gajanan Lonkar, Ping-Hsien Lin, Vikas Deshpande, Gouri Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10797811
    Abstract: Information to be displayed overlaid on a video of a broadcast program is transmitted and received. At the same time, information related to display data objects which are equal in number to objects to be displayed on a screen is described in one moving object list description document. The information related to the display data object includes a position and a size of the display data object on the screen and the display data or acquisition destination information of the display data. Further, the moving object list description document and the display data of the display data object to be referred to from the moving object list description document are packaged and intermittently transmitted as a versatile data stream together with a time stamp indicating a display time of a package unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohisa Kitazato, Yoshiharu Dewa
  • Patent number: 10769704
    Abstract: Electronic multimedia content is recommended based on personal preferences. Consumption information may be collected to generate recommended multimedia content. Electronic storefronts may also be selected based on the consumption information. Different portals and access points may be used based on IPTV assets, mobile assets, and mobile assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James T. Sofos, Lee M. Chow, David J. Piepenbrink
  • Patent number: 10743050
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for substituting an updated segment of media guidance data that no longer includes a selected media asset identifier with another segment of media guidance data that includes the selected media asset identifier. A media guidance application may determine, following an update to a segment of media guidance data, that a selected media asset identifier, associated with a given media asset classifier, is no longer included in the updated segment of media guidance data. The media guidance application may retrieve another segment of media guidance data that is associated with the given media asset classifier and that includes the selected media asset identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCarty, Mikhail Aksenfeld, Corey Tulis, David Wittke
  • Patent number: 10693824
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to electronic meeting management. A first attentiveness factor may be detected for a first user at a first time by a meeting management engine with respect to an electronic meeting. A second attentiveness factor may be detected for the first user at a second time by the meeting management engine with respect to the electronic meeting. The second time may be subsequent to the first time, and the second attentiveness factor may differ from the first attentiveness factor. A set of meeting data for the electronic meeting may be captured between the first time and the second time. Based on the set of meeting data, the meeting management engine may determine a set of content summary data for the electronic meeting between the first time and the second time in an automated fashion. The set of content summary data may be provided to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asima Silva, Darian C. S. Springer
  • Patent number: 10645444
    Abstract: A portable computers or other client device that obtains files or media streams from a portable digital video recorder (DVR) or similar target device may not be able to obtain certain web content when the target device operates in an offline mode in which the Internet or a similar wide area network (WAN) is unavailable. When the client device contacts a web domain for authentication or other purposes, however, the client device suitably opens a secondary data connection to the domain to transparently request and received web content. The received content is cached by the client device for subsequent use in offline mode when the WAN is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventors: Shruthi Shankar, Vikas Yelagonda
  • Patent number: 10645674
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal includes encoding a broadcast service and signaling information of the broadcast service, generating the broadcast signal including the encoded broadcast service and signaling information, and transmitting the generated broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon, Jangwon Lee, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10595089
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an execution unit, a generation unit, a first request unit, and a second request unit. The execution unit is capable of executing first information processing. The generation unit is configured to generate a display image including first information associated with first access information for accessing the execution unit and second information associated with second access information for accessing a server on a global network, the server being capable of executing second information processing. The first request unit is configured to request the execution unit to execute the first information processing based on the first access information associated with the first information. The second request unit is configured to request the server to execute the second information processing based on the second access information associated with the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Yuki Shinohara, Miyako Terasawa, Toshiya Hasegawa, Yomei Otani, Naoki Fukino, Toshinari Nakamura, Rajkumar Waghmare
  • Patent number: 10560760
    Abstract: Despite the massive advances in digital electronics, telecommunications networks, and electronic devices in the past 20 years our engagement with video content is essentially unchanged to that of the first video recorders as it is merely where we access it and upon what we access it that have changed. It is still a passive experience. Accordingly, it would be beneficial to provide multimedia content that facilitates user engagement and transactions directly through their viewing of the multimedia content in shareable multimedia content elements. Such engagement and transactions may be accessing additional informational content linked to specific elements within the multimedia content or triggering the purchase of an item contained within the multimedia content. Embodiments of the invention may support monetization, analytics, secondary multimedia content, website functionality and micro-websites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Zed Creative Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Murray
  • Patent number: 10555047
    Abstract: A remote engagement system for a live event includes at least one output device located at the live event for providing an audio and/or visual output to people at the live event. A controller receives signals transmitted from a plurality of user input devices and in response thereto and in real time or near real time, controls the at least one output device located at the live event to provide an audio and/or visual output to people at the live event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Chandrasagaran Murugan
  • Patent number: 10455274
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products control external devices during presentation of multimedia content. When a description of the multimedia content is received, the description may include control data for controlling a device. The control data may thus be executed to alter a presentation of the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Stefanik, George A. Durden
  • Patent number: 10437349
    Abstract: A display device includes a display; a communication device which communicates with a remote controller that includes a first button group having at least one button, and a second button group having at least one other button. A processor highlights and displays at least two key objects on the keypad from among a plurality of key objects arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, upon receiving a first control signal according to manipulation of the at least one button of the first button group from the remote controller, and recognizes, as an input key, one key object, which corresponds to a second control signal according to manipulation of the at least one other button of the second button group, among the at least two key objects, upon receiving the second control signal from the remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Wook Jeong, Hyo Seung Park, Kyung Jin Kim, Min Hyung Kim, Ga Min Park, So Yon You, Sang Joon Lee, Jun Woo Lee, Kyung Hwa Jung
  • Patent number: 10375453
    Abstract: A device for industry-specific content streaming includes a network interface, a display, a memory, and at least one processor coupled to the network interface and the memory. The at least one processor is configured to transmit a request for a digital content item to a remote server, wherein the digital content item is classified according to a specific classification code, receive a manifest file associated with the digital content item, wherein the manifest file includes a location for at least one segment file associated with the digital content item, determine using the manifest file a location on the remote server of a segment file, transmit to the remote server a request for the segment file stored on the remote server, receive the segment file in response to the request for the segment file, and present contents of the segment file on the display of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Digital Broadcasting and Communications Network, LLC
    Inventors: Jovan Hutton Pulitzer, James Strader
  • Patent number: 10290042
    Abstract: Electronic multimedia content is recommended based on personal preferences. Consumption information may be collected to generate recommended multimedia content. Electronic storefronts may also be selected based on the consumption information. Different portals and access points may be used based on IPTV assets, mobile assets, and mobile assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James T. Sofos, Lee M. Chow, David J. Piepenbrink
  • Patent number: 10268657
    Abstract: Style instructions, which may be coded in a style language and not include application logic, can be used to both control presentation of content of a web page by a web browser and control monitoring of interactions with the web page. Selectors in the style instructions, for example, can be used to identify elements of the web page and define styles for the elements. As a result of implementing such style instructions, individuals tasked with design of a web page can more easily and quickly configure monitoring of interactions with the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TEALIUM INC.
    Inventors: Dustin A. Kirk, Ike S. Lin
  • Patent number: 10257581
    Abstract: A contact center, communication system, and method are disclosed. An illustrative contact center is disclosed as enabling customer interactions via a television. As the customer interacts with the contact center, context information regarding an environment surrounding the television can be obtained by the contact center and further used to enhance the customer's interaction with the contact center, for example, by establishing additional communication channels with the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Joann J. Ordille, David Skiba
  • Patent number: 10248982
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for automated extraction of product data from production data of visual media content are presented. Production documents are received from a publisher of visual media content. The production documents contain information related to inventory items used in the production of the visual media content. Data, which represents shoppable items, is extracted from the production documents. The extracted data is used to create an index of shoppable items associated with the visual media content. The index includes metadata associated with the shoppable items. User provided data indicating a desired shoppable item from the visual media content is received. The desired shoppable item is identified and item information for the desired shoppable item is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10200414
    Abstract: There are provided mechanisms for signalling asymmetric media capabilities using session description protocol, SDP, signalling. Media capabilities for at least one of sending media streams and receiving media streams are generated by a first electronic device. The first electronic device also generating an SDP offer comprising media descriptions for at least one media stream based on the acquired media capabilities. At least one media stream in the SDP offer is represented by at least two media descriptions. The at least two media descriptions represent asymmetric media capabilities in relation to each other. A first SDP message comprising the generated SDP offer is sent to a second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Martin Pettersson
  • Patent number: 10187678
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for substituting an updated segment of media guidance data that no longer includes a selected media asset identifier with another segment of media guidance data that includes the selected media asset identifier. A media guidance application may determine, following an update to a segment of media guidance data, that a selected media asset identifier, associated with a given media asset classifier, is no longer included in the updated segment of media guidance data. The media guidance application may retrieve another segment of media guidance data that is associated with the given media asset classifier and that includes the selected media asset identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCarty, Mikhail Aksenfeld, Corey Tulis, David Wittke
  • Patent number: 10070154
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and processes for performing live filtering in a camera view via client-server communication. In one example, a first video frame in a raw video stream is transmitted from a client device to a server. The client device receives a filter processing message associated with the first video frame that includes filter data for applying a filter to the first video frame. A processor at the client device creates a filtered video stream by applying the filter to a second video frame that occurs in the video stream later than the first video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Matteo Munaro, Abhishek Kar, Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Krunal Ketan Chande, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10070170
    Abstract: A content annotation tool is disclosed. In a configuration, a portion of a movie may be obtained from a database. Entities, such as an actor, background music, text, etc. may be automatically identified in the movie. A user, such as a content producer, may associate and/or provide supplemental content for an identified entity to the database. A selection of one or more automatically identified entities may be received. A database entry may be generated that links the identified entity with the supplemental content. The selected automatically identified one or more entities and//or supplemental content associated therewith may be presented to an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Henry Will Schneiderman, Michael Andrew Sipe, Marco Paglia, Mikkel Crone Köser
  • Patent number: 10051341
    Abstract: This application is directed to a method implemented on a computing device for supplementing a live broadcast displayed at a client device. The computing device analyzes descriptive information for the live broadcast and generates first keywords related to the live broadcast from the descriptive information. The computing device receives a plurality of live information streams independent from the live broadcast, and automatically without user intervention, extracts second keywords from the plurality of events. The computing device determines the relevance of each event in the plurality of events to the live broadcast by correlating the first keywords generated from the descriptive information of the live broadcast and the second keywords extracted from the plurality of events, thereby selecting a subset of the plurality of events. Information representing the subset of events is formatted for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel Edward Pettis, Justin Douglas Moore
  • Patent number: 9954907
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating shared access-right evaluation using linked communication channels are provided. A first communication can be received over a first communication link from a first user device, and a second communication can be received over a second communication link from a second user device. The first and second communications can include requests for the assignment of access rights. Map data can be generated and transmitted to each of the first and second user devices. Each user device can display a visual representation of access-right data. Further, a communication session can be facilitated between the first user device and the second user device. The communication session can be presented on the visual representation for each user device so that the first user and the second user can collaboratively evaluate access rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Patent number: 9936231
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and reception apparatus for processing one or more triggers associated with audio/video (A/V) content, and an information providing apparatus for providing the one or more triggers. The method includes receiving by the reception apparatus the A/V content and a first trigger associated with the received A/V content. Further, the reception apparatus retrieves a trigger parameters table (TPT), associated with the A/V content, from a TPT server identified in the received first trigger. The TPT defines at least one event associated with the A/V content and defines, for each of the at least one event, a parameter used to perform a process and corresponding to the respective event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Mark Eyer
  • Patent number: 9813765
    Abstract: A broadcast signal receiver capable of displaying relation information corresponding to a broadcast signal in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae-suh Park
  • Patent number: 9792353
    Abstract: A system implementing a method for providing sponsored information on an electronic device determines information of interest to the user as relevant information, accesses sponsored information, and provides sponsored information based on said relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan Messer, Anugeetha Kunjithapatham, Mithun Sheshagiri, Phuong Nguyen, Priyang Rathod
  • Patent number: 9749696
    Abstract: A method for receiving a service guide and a terminal for receiving content related to particular content. The method includes storing, upon reception, at least one or more fragments of the service guide; transmitting a request message including an identifier of an interested content to a server; receiving a response message including first information regarding to at least one or more related contents with respect to the interested content; and if the stored at least one or more fragments of the service guide do not include a fragment identified by the first information, trying to receive the fragment identified by the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangmin Lee, Seungjae Lee, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 9674580
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods directed to the recording, uploading, processing, viewing, and submitting of video and audio content via a digital asset in an HTML framework. The systems and methods disclose solutions to the problem of incorporating user video commenting systems regardless of framework, type of user device, or browser type. A digital asset can include such video commenting systems within expandable advertisements. Furthermore, such submitted videos can be moderated automatically via an interactive moderation interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: VIPELINE, INC.
    Inventors: David James Barker, Vernon Alexander Hamilton, Peter J. Ladka, Robert Emmet Christopher Wall
  • Patent number: 9654829
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating data includes a first server, a second server and a user network device that communicates a request for data to the first server. The first server communicates a first portion of data and a path to the second server. The user network device communicates a request for a second data portion using the path to the second server. The second server communicates the second data portion to the user network device. The user network device displays the first data portion and the second data portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Kapil Chaudhry
  • Patent number: 9641911
    Abstract: The disclosure introduces a method and a system of searching and collating video files, a method for establishing a semantic group, and a program storage medium therefor. In the method of searching and collating video files, program information in an electronic program guide (EPG) may be used for searching matching candidate video files, and titles of the candidate video files are reformatted or amended for selection. Some of the candidate video files are integrated to be a complete program, and these candidate video files may be grouped into a channel set for users to watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Guan-Rong Lin
  • Patent number: 9628746
    Abstract: At least one server is queried from a wireless device to obtain program data, and to obtain DVR data from a digital video recorder. The program data is received from the server and the DVR data is received from the digital video recorder The program data and/or the DVR data are displayed on the wireless device. The at least one digital video recorder is controlled by selecting a user-operable function from the program data and/or the DVR data on the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Vaibhav Parmar, Michael Frey, Melissa Price, Khurram P. Sheikh
  • Patent number: 9621932
    Abstract: A method is described for supplementing a live broadcast. The method is performed on a server system having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors to perform the method. The server system receives first keywords related to the live broadcast. The server system then receives a plurality of input streams, wherein each input stream includes a plurality of events. The server system then extracts second keywords from the plurality of events. The server system then determines the relevance of each event in the plurality of events to the live broadcast by correlating the first and second keywords. The server system then transmits the relevant events to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Edward Pettis, Justin Douglas Moore
  • Patent number: 9609391
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting mobile content corresponding to media content are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing information relating to media content is provided, the method comprising: determining a channel that is providing the television program; causing images relating to the television program to be presented, wherein the images are selected based on the channel and a time parameter; receiving a user selection of an image; identifying an entity within the selected image using one or more image recognition techniques; generating a search query based at least in part on the identified entity; obtaining search results responsive to the generated search query; and causing at least one of the search results to be presented to the mobile device in response to receiving the user selection of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ant Oztaskent, Yaroslav Volovich, David Singleton, Timbo Drayson
  • Patent number: 9578116
    Abstract: Video client social media account creation and linking of the video client social media account creation to a video services subscription account is provided. A user may create a video client social media account in one of various social media services, wherein the video client social media account is linked to the user's video service subscriber account. The user and the user's social media contacts may follow and/or be followed by the video client social media account. Information associated with video content may be electronically communicated with the video client social media account. A search for available or upcoming video content matching the received information may be performed, and one or more functionalities may be automatically performed when the content is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 9538243
    Abstract: A data storage management and scheduling system schedules the recording, storing, and deleting of television and Web page program material on a client system storage medium. A schedule of time versus available storage space is generated that is optimal for the viewer's scheduled program recordings. The programs include television broadcast programs and Universal Resource Locators (URLs). A program is recorded if at all times between when the recording would be initiated and when it expires, sufficient space is available to hold it. All scheduling conflicts are resolved as early as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Barton, Brian Beach
  • Patent number: 9532109
    Abstract: An information providing method includes: identifying a product in which a viewer expressed interest, by using an input notification; counting the number of viewers who expressed interest in each product, by using a result of the identifying; obtaining an offered price for each product of a product provider, the price corresponding to the number of viewers counted in the counting, and registering the price as product provider information; selecting a product provider that offers the identified product to the viewer, by using product provider information of one or more product providers that wish to provide one or more products; and causing the viewer's terminal apparatus to present the product provider information of the selected product provider and product information of the identified product in an associated manner. In the selecting, the product provider is selected based on the offered price of the identified product and the number of viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Toshihisa Nakano, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Takashi Morimoto, Motoji Ohmori, Takako Hirose