Searching (e.g., By Title Or Actor's Name) Patents (Class 725/53)
  • Patent number: 11823491
    Abstract: The present invention provides a processing apparatus (10) including an inter-face-image-group determination unit (11) that determines whether a similarity score between a first representative face image in a first face image group and a second representative face image in a second face image group satisfies a first condition, an intra-face-image-group determination unit (12) that determines, for each of the first face image group and the second face image group, whether a second condition defining a relationship between the representative face image and another image in the face image group is satisfied, based on a similarity score between the first representative face image and each of other face images in the first face image group and a similarity score between the second representative face image and each of other face images in the second face image group, and a processing unit (13) that associates a same person identifier (ID) with a plurality of face images included in the first face image group and t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianquan Liu, Satoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11778273
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that provides content recommendations based on recent activity. For example, the media guidance application determines that the user has stopped using the first device and is using the second device. In response, the media guidance application retrieves, from memory, a length of time that the user has consumed media on the first device. The media guidance application then determines the time interval when the user was consuming media on the first device. Next, media content is determined that the user consumed on the first device during the time interval. The media guidance application then determines a characteristic of the consumed media content and recommends media content on a second device based on the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle Larson, Michael R. Nichols
  • Patent number: 11755676
    Abstract: A real-time recommendation system includes a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium having encoded thereon instructions that a processor executes to receive data from data sources that includes one or more data records. The processor then identifies features in data of a data record, extracts and buffers the features, and applies the features to a feature detect mechanism. The feature detect mechanism includes feature detect algorithm and more recommender algorithms that are encapsulated in a feature detection object. The feature detection object may be a Strategy/Composite feature detection object that includes Strategy design patterns. The processor further executes to reject a feature in response to failures of the feature to match at least one of the Strategy design patterns, and in real time, select and install features that match one or more of the Strategy design patterns into one or more recommender algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Sweet, Paul Davis, Richard Chandler
  • Patent number: 11733965
    Abstract: Provided are a display device for more accurately providing a function intended by a user upon reception of the voice command and an operating method thereof. The display device comprises a wireless communication unit configured to communicate with at least one external server, a storage unit, a voice recognition unit configured to receive a voice command, a control unit configured to acquire a function corresponding to the voice command, a determination module configured to determine a provider providing the function corresponding to the voice command and an output unit configured to receive data related to the function from the at least one external server or the storage unit according to the determined provider and output the function corresponding to the voice command based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seunghyun Heo, Kiwon Park, Daegun Park, Sangseok Lee, Yookyoung Choi, Jaekyung Lee
  • Patent number: 11675835
    Abstract: A video ingest, search and delivery solution is provided in which videos and their associated metadata are ingested based on ingest criteria. Moments in the metadata are identified by parsing comments in the metadata for comments that reference a time in the video. Moments are recorded with the referenced time and the text of the comment. Videos are rated and may be delivered to users based at least in part on the rating. Moments may be displayed together with the video by displaying the text of moments at the associated time in the video as the video is being delivered. The text of moment records may be searched based on search parameters received form a user to identify videos to deliver to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: BITCENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Goikhman, Krishna Arvapally, Latha Maduri Doddikadi, Akshay Arvapally
  • Patent number: 11657208
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory, machine-readable media to facilitate adaptive processing and content control are disclosed. Content composites may be created and configured according to a computational model that may include a hierarchical ordering of the content composites using a hierarchical data structure. The configured content composites may be presented with a graphical user interface of an endpoint device. Metrics of interactions with interface elements corresponding to the configured content composites may be determined using a processing device that monitors inputs. The computational model may be automatically trained using the metrics of interactions to create an adapted computational model. Adapted content composites may be created and configured according to the adapted computational model that may include a second hierarchical ordering using a second hierarchical data structure. The adapted content composites may be presented with the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Pluralsight, LLC
    Inventors: Krishna James Kannan, Nathan R. Walkingshaw, Gilbert Gomez Lee
  • Patent number: 11647057
    Abstract: Technology for automatic cross-device meeting authentication. An example method involving initializing, by a first computing device, a real-time meeting communication session, wherein the first computing device is connected to a media system; receiving information indicative of a mobile computing device of a user being in a physical presence of the first computing device, wherein the user is associated with the mobile device and a second computing device; granting control of the real-time meeting communication session from the mobile computing device of the user to the first computing device; transmitting an instruction that causes the second computing device to display a user interface element associated with the real-time meeting communication session, wherein the instruction is sent after granting the control; and granting control of the real-time meeting communication session to the second computing device of the user in response to a selection of the user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Ho, Christopher Paul David Johnson
  • Patent number: 11611796
    Abstract: Various arrangements for facilitating smart television content receivers in a local network are provided. A primary television receiver executing a first operating system can receive audio data including human voice from a voice enabled remote control. The primary television receiver can transmit the audio data to a secondary television receiver executing a second operating system and that includes a voice command component. The secondary television receiver can convert the audio data into voice command data and transmit the voice command data to the primary television receiver. The primary television receiver can transmit the voice command data to a voice processing server via the Internet and receive, in response, a command generated based on the voice command data. The primary television receiver can transmit the command to the secondary television receiver. The voice command component can then control an operation of the secondary television receiver based on the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Anand Tiwari, David Innes
  • Patent number: 11593894
    Abstract: This application relates to an interest recommendation method, a computer device, and a storage medium. The method includes: obtaining feature information of a target user; predicting interest similarities between the target user and a user group according to the feature information by using an interest similarity prediction model, the interest similarity prediction model being implemented according to an interest similarity between each pair of users in a sample set of historical records of users based on a hybrid tree-encoded linear model algorithm, the hybrid tree-encoded linear model algorithm being implemented based on a tree model and a linear model; determining, according to the interest similarities, recommended users in the user group having interests similar to those of the target user; and obtaining an interest list of the recommended users, and creating a recommendation list for the target user according to the interest list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Chunfeng Yang
  • Patent number: 11490170
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for processing a video, an electronic device, and a computer storage medium. The method includes: determining a plurality of first identifiers related to a first object based on a plurality of frames including the first object in a target video; determining a plurality of attribute values associated with the plurality of first identifiers based on a knowledge base related to the first object; determining a set of frames from the plurality of frames, in which one or more attribute values associated with one or more first identifiers determined from each one of the set of frames are predetermined values; and splitting the target video into a plurality of video clips based on positions of the set of frames in the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hu Yang, Shu Wang, Xiaohan Zhang, Qi Wang, Zhifan Feng, Chunguang Chai
  • Patent number: 11449553
    Abstract: A real-time recommendation system includes a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium having encoded thereon instructions that a processor executes to receive data from data sources that includes one or more data records. The processor then identifies features in data of a data record, extracts and buffers the features, and applies the features to a feature detect mechanism. The feature detect mechanism includes feature detect algorithm and more recommender algorithms that are encapsulated in a feature detection object. The feature detection object may be a Strategy/Composite feature detection object that includes Strategy design patterns. The processor further executes to reject a feature in response to failures of the feature to match at least one of the Strategy design patterns, and in real time, select and install features that match one or more of the Strategy design patterns into one or more recommender algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chandler, Douglas Sweet, Paul Davis
  • Patent number: 11399218
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to verifying that a content asset is present at a user level. The present disclosure provides video hosting and service (VHS) management systems and methods that can both accurately and timely verify availability of VHS content from multiple content providers using multiple distribution systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis Richard Buchanan, Jr., Joshua Kshensky Arensberg
  • Patent number: 11380101
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a Data Processing System for Generating Interactive User Interfaces and Interactive Game Systems Based on Spatiotemporal Analysis of Video Content may be configured to: (1) enable a user to select one or more players participating in a substantially live (e.g., live) sporting or other event; (2) determine scoring data for each of the one or more selected players during the sporting or other event; (3) track the determined scoring data; (4) generate a custom (e.g., to the user) user interface that includes the scoring data; and (5) display the custom user interface over at least a portion of a display screen (e.g., on a mobile computing device) displaying one or more video feeds of the sporting or other event. In this way, the system may be configured to convert a video feed of a sporting event into an interactive game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Second Spectrum, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Han Chang, Rajiv Tharmeswaran Maheswaran, Jeffrey Wayne Su
  • Patent number: 11364804
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle is provided. The display system includes a display device, and control circuitry that is coupled to a user input device and the display device. The control circuitry controls the display device to display a user interface (UI) having a UI element and changes a first opacity level of a first mode text for an outgoing mode of the vehicle, up to a first value so as to mask the first mode text within the UI element. The control circuitry further controls the display device to change a second opacity level of a second mode text for an incoming mode of the vehicle, up to a second value so as to unmask the second mode text within the UI element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Sudoh, Andrew R. Hoover, David Justin Brewer, Cody D. Grebe, Jerome L. Piche
  • Patent number: 11368549
    Abstract: A stream tool is disclosed that allows a user to seamlessly connect with the different data streams, regardless of the streams' transmission platforms or communication protocols, in order to visually see a representation of the type of data that the data streams are transmitting. A user may specify a particular data stream and provide corresponding connection details. A collection of abstracted software functions enable interaction with the different stream platforms and protocols. Using these abstracted functions, a stream-processing service accesses a requested data stream and samples its data events for either sample timeframe or up to a threshold number of data events. The sampled data events are parsed and visually presented to the user in an easy-to-understand format. The user may then inspect the data stream's data for use in developing robust applications that may integrate and use such data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Xavier Geerinck
  • Patent number: 11341963
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a memory configured to store a voice recognition application, and a processor configured to execute the voice recognition application based on receiving a voice input initiation signal. The processor is configured to control a communication interface comprising communication circuitry to establish a session with a voice recognition server before the voice recognition application is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jangho Jin
  • Patent number: 11272226
    Abstract: This invention provides a means to identify unknown media programming using the audio component of said programming. The invention extracts audio information from the media received by consumer electronic devices such as smart TVs and TV set-top boxes then conveys said information to a remote server means which will in turn identify said audio information of unknown identity by way of testing against a database of known audio segment information. The system identifies unknown media programming in real-time such that time-sensitive services may be offered such as interactive television applications providing contextually related information or television advertisement substitution. Other uses include tracking media consumption among many other services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: INSCAPE DATA, INC.
    Inventor: W. Leo Hoarty
  • Patent number: 11259056
    Abstract: Some aspects of the disclosure relate to a system and methods for creating a viewing impression that can comprise selecting a video frame from a content item based on interest or value in the video frame. Another version of the content, such as a trick file, can be created by inserting one or more copies of the video frame, for example, adjacent to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Gray
  • Patent number: 11211071
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a request to an appliance service provider include the use of a processor in operable arrangement with a microphone to receive an audio signal therefrom and a computer-readable medium to execute an appliance service program contained therein. The appliance service program includes a speech recognition module, a command intent discernment module configured to determine whether speech data from the speech recognition module includes command data and appliance data, a fetch module to send appliance data from the audio signal to a content server in response to the command intent discernment module determining the speech data includes a service connect command and to receive the appliance service data from the content server, and an interface module configured to transmit the appliance service data to a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Fernando Levy, Cynthia Brosnan, Kevin Callahan
  • Patent number: 11127432
    Abstract: A system for allowing a user to create a custom track on a user apparatus, the user apparatus having a display is described. A memory stores a plurality of video clips and an audio track having a timeline. An application is stored in the memory. The application is configured to provide, on the display of the user apparatus, a plurality of video source windows, each of the plurality of video source windows corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of video clips. The application is further configured to allow the user to create the custom track while the audio track is playing by correlating portions of the plurality of video clips with the audio track by selecting respective ones of the plurality of video source windows at desired times in the timeline of the audio track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ROSE TRADING LLC
    Inventor: Michael Wayne Shore
  • Patent number: 11122172
    Abstract: A control apparatus may cause an image forming apparatus to execute processing based on contents of the processing instructed by voice. The control apparatus includes a hardware processor that may: cause a display apparatus of the image forming apparatus to display the contents of the processing prior to execution of the processing; acquire an operating state of the display apparatus; and decide contents of voice to be outputted to promote confirmation of the contents of the processing in accordance with the acquired operating state of the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Minako Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11107141
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are disclosed for managing and facilitating bot-to-bot transactions, implemented with electronic operations and communications in connection with a bot interaction framework service. In an example, a transaction in a bot-to-bot communication session is established and conducted via the bot interaction framework service using a series of communication, trust, and functional attributes. The processing operations performed by the bot interaction framework service may include: receiving a request for a transaction, for a transaction to be conducted via a bot-to-bot communication session between the user bot and the service bot; identifying communication, trust, and functional attributes for the bot-to-bot communication session; transmitting the communication, trust, and functional attributes to the user bot; and conducting the bot-to-bot communication session based on the communication, trust, and functional attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Sadananda Kalappanahally Nagarajappa, Venu Andra, Nathan Matthew Comstock, Balinder Singh Mangat, Nathan Craig Bricklin
  • Patent number: 11102530
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory, machine-readable media to facilitate adaptive processing and content control are disclosed. Content composites may be created and configured according to a computational model that may include a hierarchical ordering of the content composites using a hierarchical data structure. The configured content composites may be presented with a graphical user interface of an endpoint device. Metrics of interactions with interface elements corresponding to the configured content composites may be determined using a processing device that monitors inputs. The computational model may be automatically trained using the metrics of interactions to create an adapted computational model. Adapted content composites may be created and configured according to the adapted computational model that may include a second hierarchical ordering using a second hierarchical data structure. The adapted content composites may be presented with the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PLURALSIGHT LLC
    Inventors: Krishna James Kannan, Nathan R. Walkingshaw, Gilbert Gomez Lee
  • Patent number: 11079909
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer-readable storage medium embodiments for ordered macro building. An embodiment may include operations of displaying, via a user interface, a first user interface object and a second user interface object, populating a macro building pane comprising a first macro building object and a second macro building object, in response to the first user interface object receiving a first interaction and in response to the second user interface object receiving a second interaction, and compiling a macro with at least the first interaction and the second interaction, the first interaction being with a first application and the second interaction being with a second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Noriko Muramoto, Clément Jacques Antoine Tussiot, Orjan Nils Kjellberg
  • Patent number: 11024308
    Abstract: Various embodiments contemplate systems and methods for performing automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU) that enable high accuracy recognition and understanding of freely spoken utterances which may contain proper names and similar entities. The proper name entities may contain or be comprised wholly of words that are not present in the vocabularies of these systems as normally constituted. Recognition of the other words in the utterances in question, e.g. words that are not part of the proper name entities, may occur at regular, high recognition accuracy. Various embodiments provide as output not only accurately transcribed running text of the complete utterance, but also a symbolic representation of the meaning of the input, including appropriate symbolic representations of proper name entities, adequate to allow a computer system to respond appropriately to the spoken request without further analysis of the user's input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Promptu Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Harry William Printz
  • Patent number: 10936667
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a solution for indicating a search result. A method of indicating a search result is disclosed, which includes, in response to receiving a query term, searching for an electronic document having metadata related to the query term. The method further includes, in response to the electronic document being searched, locating a metadata term matching with the query term from the metadata of the electronic document. The method further includes providing an indication highlighting the metadata term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kun Wu Huang, Charlie Chen, Winston Lei Zhang, Jingjing Liu, Duke Dai
  • Patent number: 10866989
    Abstract: A real-time recommender method includes receiving streaming data records; applying tokenizer objects to a received data record to identify, extract and buffer data elements. The method applies the buffered data elements to a feature detect tree that includes a root node and one or more subsequent branch nodes, a set of the subsequent branch nodes defining a path culminating in a leaf node, by applying a data element to the root node and testing the data element to reject or select the data element, applying a prior-selected data element to subsequent branch nodes, and conducting at each of the subsequent branch nodes, a test to reject or select the prior-selected data element, and stopping, for a selected path, the applying and testing after the prior-selected data element reaches a path's leaf node. The method still further includes installing each data element reaching the path's leaf node, as a feature, into one or more recommender algorithm models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chandler, Paul Davis, Douglas Sweet
  • Patent number: 10803735
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display which displays content, a communicator configured to communicate with a remote controller and an external device, and a controller. The controller being configured to, upon receiving a control command from the external device, control operation of the display apparatus based on the received control command, control the received control command to be transmitted to the remote controller, and control the communicator to transmit the received control command to the external device through the remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Jun Ryu, Yong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10694247
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for recommending a video. The method includes: receiving a video recommendation request sent by a terminal device, the video recommendation request including a first voice, the first voice being a voice inputted by a user requesting a video recommendation; determining, from user voices stored in a server, a second voice having a greatest similarity with the first voice; and sending information of a target video to the terminal device according to a user profile corresponding to the second voice, if a first confidence recognizing the user as a user corresponding to the second voice being greater than or equal to a first threshold. The method and apparatus for recommending a video according to the embodiments of the present disclosure have a high accuracy of video recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Wu, Jiafeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10594840
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a bot communication request from a user device, the bot communication request comprising content from on one or more of a spoken utterance and a typed input received via the user device, retrieving configuration information comprising credentials and unique communication protocol information for each of a plurality of bot services, automatically determining a bot service for responding to the bot communication request from among the plurality of bot services, and establishing a communication channel with the determined bot service based on unique credentials of the determined bot service, and transmitting the bot communication request to the determined bot service via the established communication channel based on unique communication protocol information of the determined bot service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Darby, Geoffrey A. Finch, Sammy Sufian
  • Patent number: 10572520
    Abstract: A method of disambiguating user intent in conversational interactions for information retrieval is disclosed. The method includes providing access to a set of content items with metadata describing the content items and providing access to structural knowledge showing semantic relationships and links among the content items. The method further includes providing a user preference signature, receiving a first input from the user that is intended by the user to identify at least one desired content item, and determining an ambiguity index of the first input. If the ambiguity index is high, the method determines a query input based on the first input and at least one of the structural knowledge, the user preference signature, a location of the user, and the time of the first input and selects a content item based on comparing the query input and the metadata associated with the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VEVEO, INC.
    Inventors: Murali Aravamudan, Rakesh Barve, Sashikumar Venkataraman, Vineet Agarwal, Abhijit Savarkar, Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Ahmed Nizam Mohaideen Pathurudeen, K China Srinivasulu Reddy
  • Patent number: 10542058
    Abstract: Methods and system for managing media clips over a data network. Media streams may be received over a data network and stored by a storage server. Metadata regarding the media streams may be generated and stored at a metadata server. A control station can retrieve media frames originating in the stored media streams from the storage server, based on metadata. Media frames from multiple media streams can be retrieved and displayed in synchronization, based on respective timecodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Evertz Microsystems Ltd.
    Inventor: Vince Silvestri
  • Patent number: 10206009
    Abstract: There is provided a contents processing device of a contents processing system having a plurality of contents input units including network input units, a plurality of contents output units that is related to a plurality of zones and outputs the contents to the plurality of zones, respectively, an NET selector for outputting the contents input into the network input units to a specific contents output unit of the plurality of contents output units, and an NET selector controller for, when a receiving unit receives the contents reproduction notification, controlling an operation of the NET selector according to a predetermined NET selector procedure so that a user's estimated reproduction requirement is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Hirae
  • Patent number: 10187704
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for providing a user with a segment of content where the segment includes a given actor and where quality of acting of the given actor in the segment matches a user specified quality of acting. The user specified level of acting associated with the actor may be below a threshold level of acting that is required for a given level of acting to be categorized as good acting. The media guidance application may determine a media asset in which the user specified actor plays a leading role. The media guidance application may then determine a segment of the media asset in which the actor appears and in which a level of acting associated with the actor matches the user specified level of acting. The media guidance application may generate for display the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Susanto Sen, Gyanveer Singh, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 9967625
    Abstract: A recommender engine for recommending content items to a user comprises a profile generation unit having a pre-profile input unit, which is configured to receive pre-profile data comprising pre-profile text data suitable for identifying entities of interest to a given user, and having a pre-profile analysis unit, the entities of interest and to generate an initial user profile data set for the given user from the extracted identification data; a query generation unit, to generate at least two queries semantically different from each other to be directed to at least one content repository; a content retrieval unit, to issue the generated queries to the content repository and to receive in response to the queries, content-related response data comprising respective hit lists and an interleaver unit to generate from the different hit lists a single recommendation list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Funke Digital TV Guide GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Korst, Mauro Barbieri, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout, Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk
  • Patent number: 9848242
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for adjusting the priority of media assets scheduled to be recorded to reflect the current behavior and interests of the user. For example, a household with young children may have scheduled recordings for the DVR with a wide variety of television shows of different genres (e.g., Children's Shows, Sports Games, and Crime Procedurals) and as the children grow up, the preference may gradually shift towards other types of shows. As this shift of interest happens over time, it can be difficult or impossible for the user to change the priority of each of the media assets of the scheduled recordings each time the interests of the user changes an incremental amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael K. McCarty, Glen E. Roe
  • Patent number: 9740769
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a computing system for interpreting and distinguishing a lack of an answer to an input question. The mechanism receives an input question from a user. The mechanism generates one or more hypotheses based on a corpus of source information. The mechanism injects a no-answer response into the one or more hypotheses to form a plurality of candidate answers. The mechanism ranks the plurality of candidate answers based on evidence scoring and confidence scoring to form a candidate answer ranking. Responsive to determining the no-answer response is the top candidate answer in the candidate answer ranking, the mechanism presents the no-answer response to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anand B. Bhagwat, John P. Bufe, III, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 9510053
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to notify a user of content availability. An exemplary embodiment receives a content availability notification request that specifies at least one content of interest, searches current electronic program guide (EPG) information to identify the content of interest, determines that the information identifying the specified content of interest is unavailable based upon the search of the current EPG information, generates a content availability reminder that is associated with the specified content of interest, monitors a content database to determine an availability of the specified content of interest identified in the content availability reminder, determines that the specified content of interest is available when the monitored content database indicates availability of the specified content of interest, and generates a content availability reminder notification that indicates at least a title of the specified content of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Sri Ramana Pandala
  • Patent number: 9495415
    Abstract: A system and method for searching for content in a user device includes a receiver receiving a plurality of data objects. The user device includes a search module comprising a parsing module parsing search data from the plurality of data objects and a memory interface module storing search data within a memory of the user device. The search module comprises a search performance module searching the search data in response to a search query. The search module comprises a search results module generating search results from the search data. The user device is associated with a display that displays the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Arsenault, Eric J. Bennett, Eric H. Chang, Gordon H. Chen, Kenny C. Chen, Justin T. Dick, Flemming R. Hansen, Yoonjung Kim, Peter Leong, Andrew J. Schneider, Jeffrey L. Sharkey, Marcin Spatzier, Huy Q. Tran, Melissa H. Tullues, Leo Wu
  • Patent number: 9489119
    Abstract: Data management systems, interactions, interfaces, and methods are disclosed for utilizing metadata in the storage, management, organization, and retrieval of items through a visual interface. An associative interface component corresponds to an associative element of metadata including an associative category and one or more elements of associative data corresponding to the associative category. A user may interact with a data management system interface to associate a piece of selected data with a metadata element by dragging and dropping or otherwise adding a corresponding associative interface component to an interface panel associated with the piece of selected data. The user may access the piece of data by causing a search for data elements responsive to dragging and dropping or otherwise adding an associative interface component to a search interface panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Theodore Root Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9473759
    Abstract: To provide a transmission device that enables playback with respect to the same program in accordance with a viewer's viewing environment. The transmission device stores therein 3D access information and 2D access information respectively relating to access to a 3D stream and a 2D stream that are simulcast, and generates and transmits a data stream including the 3D access information and the 2D access information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mochinaga, Tomoki Ogawa, Hiroshi Yahata, Yasushi Uesaka
  • Patent number: 9438967
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a signal reception configured to receive an image signal of content; a signal processor configured to process the image signal received by the signal reception according to a preset image processing process; a display configured to display a content image based on the image signal processed by the signal processor; a communicator configured to with a plurality of servers respectively providing a plurality of services related to the content; and a controller configured to display a keyword over the content image which is related to the content image displayed on the display, changing identifiers of the services related to the content on the display based on a preset user input with respect to the keyword being displayed, and being provided with the service related to the content based on the keyword from a server which corresponds to a selected identifier through selective input of the identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-won Kim, Kun-done Pi
  • Patent number: 9426501
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for receiving a request to display, on an first communications device, media content, where the request comprises a first logical address for accessing the media content at a first storage location, transmitting to a second communications device, a second logical address for accessing a copy of the media content at a second storage location, where the second logical address differs from the first logical address, and where the second storage location differs from the first storage location. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Nadia Morris, Virginia S. Ng, Nicholas Peter Hill
  • Patent number: 9426193
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, media, and methods for providing an application that receives information for a plurality of items and utilizes the information to generate a navigable multi-dimensional list of items, wherein the list of items is navigable by at least three navigation modes comprising touch scroll and rotation, joystick scroll and rotation, gyroscopic scroll and rotation. As such, the application allows a user to efficiently and effectively visualize, navigate, create, and share large amounts of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: GRAVITYNAV, INC.
    Inventor: Jay Goodman
  • Patent number: 9361374
    Abstract: A method of facilitating media content search is disclosed. A rating data associated with the media content is found, at least in part programmatically, in a location other than a display page that includes a media content or a link to the media content. A search result ranking for one or both of the media content and the display page is determined at least in part using the rating data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: CastTV Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Seng Eng Ong, Aleksandra R. Vikati
  • Patent number: 9344767
    Abstract: A method and a device for presenting a video navigating interface, a displaying device and a computer programming product are provided, the method includes: providing a video navigating interface; obtaining a plurality of video information of a plurality of online videos corresponding to a searching condition, wherein each of the video information includes a plurality of quantitative information; generating a plurality of video blocks according to the video information; retrieving at least two quantitative information from the quantitative information of each video information; adjusting the order of the video blocks and the width of each video block according to the retrieved quantitative information, to generate a video block sequence; and presenting the video block sequence in the video navigating interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Hui-Liang Chang
  • Patent number: 9326025
    Abstract: Media content search results ranked by popularity is described. In embodiment(s), a search request for television media content can be initiated by a viewer, and television media content that is relevant to the search request can be identified. The relevant television media content can then be ranked based on a popularity rating and the relevant television media content can be displayed in an ordered list that is ordered by popularity rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Pradhan S. Rao, David H. Sloo
  • Patent number: 9288541
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving information regarding content related to particular content interested by a user and downloading the related contents in a terminal are disclosed. The method for receiving content related to a particular content, includes: transmitting a content request message including a content identifier of a particular content to a server; receiving a content response message including information regarding content related to the content identifier from the server, wherein if there are at least one or more contents related to a global content identifier, the global state code has a value indicating success; checking whether there exists second information in guide information referred to by the first information on the related contents; receiving the second information if there is not the second information; and initiating a service request procedure by using the referred reception information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangmin Lee, Seungjae Lee, Jihye Lee
  • Patent number: 9275054
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for searching media files using a set-top box (STB), a television receiver, digital video recorder (DVR), placeshifting device or other media device, or any type of network host that communicates with a media device of any sort. Search criteria is received from a user, and the search criteria is identified in listings of media programming available from one or more sources. In some implementations, a combined search result can be provided that identifies instances of the search criteria found in program guide listings, files stored on a digital video recorder (DVR), available on-demand content, or any other sources as desired. Some implementations may prioritize search results using information about files stored on a DVR, user preferences, or any other information as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sling Media, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul, Myles Cagney, Peter Mark Hennessy
  • Patent number: 9253551
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for providing personalized notifications to video viewers are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving, using a hardware processor, one or more prompts to be presented in association with a video from a user account associated with the video; receiving, from the user account associated with the video, one or more notifications, wherein each of the one or more prompts is associated with one of the one or more notifications; causing the one or more prompts to be presented in association with presentation of the video to a user; receiving an indication that a first prompt of the one or more of the prompts was selected by the user; causing a notification associated with the first prompt to be presented to the user in response to receiving the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Gavin James