With Particular Transmission Scheme (e.g., Transmitting I-frames Only) Patents (Class 725/90)
  • Patent number: 10419513
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving content from a source, and generating multiple content streams each comprising the received content. Each content stream includes segments comprising respective portions of the received content. Different segmenting is utilized in generating respective ones of the content streams such that the segments in each of the content streams are offset in time relative to corresponding segments in the other ones of the streams. For example, generating the multiple content streams may comprise segmenting n content streams such that each content stream comprises segments of length Ts with corresponding segments in adjacent ones of the content streams being offset from one another by an offset Tg. Such an arrangement ensures that latency shift upon switching between one of the content streams and another content stream in a different set of multiple content streams at a client device can be limited to a value approximated by Tg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Kiswe Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong H. Kim, Francis X. Zane, Thomas J. Janiszewski, Wim Sweldens, Yung-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 10349117
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method including: associating, using a processor, at least one consumer with identified media; determining, using a processor, the at least one consumer has consumed the identified media; and removing, based upon all associated consumers consuming the identified media, the identified media. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10271014
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to dynamic video image management. A set of dynamic image quality factors may be collected with respect to a dynamic video image. A set of display parameter values may be determined based on the set of dynamic image quality factors. The set of display parameter values may be of a set of display parameter values for a set of computing assets. The set of display parameter values may be determined to benefit the set of dynamic image quality factors with respect to the dynamic video image. The set of computing assets may be configured using the set of display parameter values. The set of computing assets may be configured to benefit the set of dynamic image quality factors with respect to the dynamic video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, John A. Lyons
  • Patent number: 10242165
    Abstract: A method includes initiating play of a media file, reading a first key associated with a device, reading a second key associated with an application, and determining, based on the first key and the second key, whether a characteristic associated with playing the media file is higher for the playing of the media file by the web browser as compared to playing of the media file by the application. Upon determining the characteristic associated with playing the media file is higher for the playing of the media file by the web browser, initiating execution of the web browser on the device, and playing the media file with the web browser. Upon determining the characteristic associated with playing the media file is higher for the playing of the media file by the application, initiating execution of the application on the device, and playing the media file with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Alberto Martin Perez
  • Patent number: 10209916
    Abstract: A data write control device includes: a memory that stores a data write control program and data; and a processor that executes the data write control program, wherein the processor: divides data to be downloaded into pieces of divided data; downloads the pieces of divided data; and performs, based on a file system of a storage that is a storage destination to store the data to be downloaded, a first write process of sequentially writing the pieces of divided data into the storage, or a second write process of writing all of the pieces of divided data into the storage at once after all of the pieces of divided data are downloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Makoto Uchino
  • Patent number: 10185768
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program utilize a distance associative hashing algorithmic means to provide a highly efficient means to rapidly address a large database. The indexing means can be readily subdivided into a plurality of independently-addressable segments where each such segment can address a portion of related data of the database where the subdivided indexes of said portions reside entirely in the main memory of each of a multiplicity of server means. The resulting cluster of server means, each hosting an addressable sector of a larger database of searchable audio or video information, provides a significant improvement in the latency and scalability of an Automatic Content Recognition system, among other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INSCAPE DATA, INC.
    Inventors: Zeev Neumeier, Brian Reed
  • Patent number: 10015716
    Abstract: Systems and methods preserve application identification information on handover in a communication network. End user quality of experience is improved by determining applications associated with communications to and from the end user. The applications may include application classes and specific applications. The application information is used to schedule packets such that the end user quality of experience is improved for that application. When the end user is handed over between wireless access nodes, the access nodes transfer application information so that the improved end user quality of experience is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiliang Bao, Kenneth Stanwood, David Gell
  • Patent number: 9955117
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to dynamic video image management. A set of dynamic image quality factors may be collected with respect to a dynamic video image. A set of display parameter values may be determined based on the set of dynamic image quality factors. The set of display parameter values may be of a set of display parameter values for a set of computing assets. The set of display parameter values may be determined to benefit the set of dynamic image quality factors with respect to the dynamic video image. The set of computing assets may be configured using the set of display parameter values. The set of computing assets may be configured to benefit the set of dynamic image quality factors with respect to the dynamic video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, John A. Lyons
  • Patent number: 9906834
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying which video segment is being displayed on a screen of a television system. The video segment is identified by deriving date from the television signals, the derived data being indicative of the video segment being displayed on file screen. This feature can be used to extract a viewer's reaction (such as changing the channel) to a specific video segment (such as an advertisement) and reporting the extracted information as metrics. The systems and methods may further provide contextually targeted content to the television system. The contextual targeting is based on not only identification of the video segment being displayed, hut also a determination concerning the playing time or offset time of the particular portion of the video segment being currently displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Inscape Data, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeev Neumeier, Edo Liberty
  • Patent number: 9905271
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards presenting a current-playing-position marker on a progress bar along with real time content. An initial timeline value of the content may be determined, along with an initial presentation timestamp value for the first frame of the content. For each next frame of the content, a next timeline value may be determined based on a difference between a next presentation timestamp value for a corresponding next frame and the initial presentation timestamp value, and mapping of the next presentation timestamp value for the corresponding next frame and the next timeline value in the index file. The content and a progress bar may be displayed to the user on a remote device based on the index file. A position of the current-playing-position marker on the progress bar for each frame of the content may be determined based on the next timeline value for each corresponding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sling Media PVT Ltd
    Inventors: Laxminarayana Dalimba, Vikal Kumar Jain, Mohammed Rasool, Varunkumar B. Tripathi
  • Patent number: 9883204
    Abstract: Systems and methods for encoding source media in Matroska container files for adaptive bitrate streaming utilizing Hypertext Transfer Potocol (HTTP) in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention includes a processor configured via a source encoding application to ingest at least one multimedia file containing a source video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Braness, Auke Sjoerd van der Schaar, Kourosh Soroushian
  • Patent number: 9800948
    Abstract: A method for trick play (fast forward, rewind, etc.) in video streams using adaptive bitrate HTTP delivery protocols includes playing only portions of a video at a current bitrate to achieve the initial trick play functionality. A new trick play bitrate is selected based on a trick play playout rate, the trick play bitrate for the duration of the trick play is retrieved, and operation is switched back to a previous bitrate when normal playback resumes. A system is also specified for implementing a client and server infrastructure in accordance with the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ERICSSON AB
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ma, Radim Bartos
  • Patent number: 9712890
    Abstract: Network services encode multimedia content, such as video, into multiple adaptive bitrate streams of encoded video and a separate trick play stream of encoded video to support trick play features. The trick play stream is encoded at a lower encoding bitrate and frame rate than each of the adaptive bitrate streams. The adaptive bitrate streams and the trick play stream are stored in the network services. During normal content streaming and playback, a client device downloads a selected one of the adaptive bitrate streams from network serviced for playback at the client device. To implement a trick play feature, the client device downloads the trick play stream from the network services for trick play playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Shivadas, Stephen R. Bramwell
  • Patent number: 9705727
    Abstract: Systems, devices and processes are described to transfer a media program from a media server to a playback device over a network. The media program is encoded in a multi-layer format having a plurality of layers comprising a base layer and at least one additional layer. The base layer supports playback of the entire media program at a lower resolution and each of the additional layers provides additional data that, when combined with the base layer, supports playback of the media program at a higher resolution. The base layer is initially transferred to allow playback of the media program at the lower resolution on the playback device. If sufficient resources remain after transfer of the base layer, then at least one of the additional layers may be subsequently transferred to allow playback of the media program at the higher resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Martyn Ross Ward
  • Patent number: 9686579
    Abstract: Embodiments of a device for receiving a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal are described herein. For example, a silicon tuner module may be configured to receive a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal and output a digital bitstream, the digital bitstream may include audio visual content in an encoded transport stream. In a further example, a digital audio video connector may be configured to couple with a display device, the digital audio video connector may be configured to provide the digital bitstream to the display device according to a specification. In another example, a processing module may be configured to control the silicon tuner module in response to a Consumer Electronics Control command received from the display device via the digital audio video connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Mahmood Majid
  • Patent number: 9571799
    Abstract: An access point is connected with surveillance cameras through wireless communication means. In the access point, a packet identification unit identifies the surveillance camera. A receiving status measurement unit measures receiving speed of the image data for each surveillance camera, and a priority apparatus determination unit determines whether to prioritize receiving of image data from a surveillance camera with the receiving speed smaller than a reference speed. The receiving control unit transmits a CTS packet, indicating that data receiving from the surveillance camera determined by the priority apparatus determination unit will be prioritized, to all of the connected surveillance cameras. The surveillance cameras other than that indicated by the CTS packet pause the data transmission to the access point when the CTS packet is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Ooi
  • Patent number: 9467697
    Abstract: A method for packetizing data representing a video sequence comprising a first frame and a second frame. The method comprising determining for at least one first area of a plurality of first areas of the first frame a second area of a plurality of second areas of the second frame such that, for different first areas different second areas are determined and such that, for each of the first areas, a measure of the distance between the second area determined for the first area and an area of the second frame whose location within the second frame corresponds to the location of the first area is above a value. The method further comprising grouping, for each of the first areas, data which the first area may be reconstructed and data from which the second area determined for the first area may be reconstructed into a packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Jo Yew Tham, Kwong Huang Goh, Wei Siong Lee, Wenxian Yang
  • Patent number: 9445114
    Abstract: A method of encoding an image of a video sequence, the image being represented by a plurality of coding units, the encoding comprising at least two different encoding processes for encoding the image wherein each encoding process introduces coding dependencies between coding units, the method comprising: determining a set of slice boundaries for each encoding process wherein the set of slice boundaries for each encoding process partitions the image into one or more slices for the respective encoding process, the one or more slices each including a set of coding units of the image between a pair of respective slice boundaries; the coding units of one slice being encoded independently of coding units of another of the slices of the respective encoding process; wherein the slice boundaries for each encoding process are defined as a function of at least one slice boundary defining parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naƫl Ouedraogo, Guillaume Laroche
  • Patent number: 9439048
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for providing mobile-to-mobile video capability to a network. More particularly, this development is directed to a system that facilitates the transmission of video data from one mobile station (e.g. wireless phone) to another mobile station (e.g. another wireless phone). It also provides user control of the transmission to accommodate the preferences of the called party relative to receipt of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: David S. Benco
  • Patent number: 9414287
    Abstract: Systems and methods preserve application identification information on handover in a communication network. End user quality of experience is improved by determining applications associated with communications to and from the end user. The applications may include application classes and specific applications. The application information is used to schedule packets such that the end user quality of experience is improved for that application. When the end user is handed over between wireless access nodes, the access nodes transfer application information so that the improved end user quality of experience is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: WI-LAN LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Yiliang Bao, Kenneth Stanwood, David Gell
  • Patent number: 9357157
    Abstract: In a transmission side, a layer adjusting unit performs an adjustment to store a scalable encoded video data in a memory, select and output a scalable data of a base quality as a real-time video, read from a memory a scalable data of an enhancement quality based on the designation of a enhancement quality and a transmission period of time, and output the scalable data of an enhancement quality together with a real-time scalable data. In the receiving side, a layer synthesizing unit synthesizes and outputs a real-time video at normal times, and lowers the real-time video to a quality of the base layer if there is an enhancement quality video of a designated period of time, thereby reading the base quality layer data corresponding to the designated video from the memory (153) and synthesizing the data with the enhancement quality video to output the resulting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Toshiba Corporation
    Inventors: Sunao Wada, Yasuo Ohya, Shunichi Gondo
  • Patent number: 9261958
    Abstract: A digital object navigation apparatus and method using gaze information of a user is provided. The digital object navigation apparatus may collect gaze information and gesture information of the user, may determine navigation information with respect to a digital object including a zoom rate, a rendering quality, or an intensity of an annotation, and may navigate in the digital object. The user may navigate in the digital object by only gazing without separate manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung In Yoo, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9229944
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the storage of digital media recordings. According to various embodiments, a system may include a plurality of shards. Each shard may include a storage system operable to store a plurality of digital media recordings. Each shard may also include one or more recording writers. Each recording server may be operable to store digital media recordings stored in the storage system. According to various embodiments, the system may also include a recording manager. The recording manager may be operable to select one of the plurality of shards for storing a designated digital media recording. The recording manager may also be operable to transmit an instruction to the selected shard to store the designated digital media recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Fritz Barnes, Kent Karlsson, Ren Long
  • Patent number: 9185044
    Abstract: Rate reduction for an application controller is provided. Computing resources used by an application controller receiving an amount of traffic from a network device can be determined. A determination whether the computing resources used by the application controller are approaching a computing capacity of the application controller can be made. A message can be sent to the network device to reduce the amount of traffic sent to the application controller in response to a determination that the application controller is approaching the computing capacity. A reduced amount of traffic can be received from the network device. Incrementally increasing amounts of traffic can be received from the network device after receiving the reduced amount of traffic from the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Byung Kyu Choi, Luis Astudillo Pascual, Jr., Brian E. Krelle
  • Patent number: 9148289
    Abstract: A method for streaming video data. Video data is received. At least one frame of the video data is segmented into a plurality of regions. Video data corresponding to a first region of the plurality of regions is transmitted over a network. The video data corresponding to a second region of the plurality of regions is modified according to interactive input. The video data corresponding to a modified version of the second region is transmitted over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wai-Tian Tan, Gene Cheung, Bo Shen, Antonio Ortega
  • Patent number: 9143461
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for enabling a device that needs to send high priority and high bandwidth user plane traffic to send the user plane traffic even in the case where a group bandwidth has an upper limit in group-based communication. According to the technique, when an MTC device that is to send high priority and high bandwidth user plane traffic sends a service request to a network node (P-GW 213a), the network node allows use of a minimum bandwidth bearer in the case where the upper limit of the group bandwidth is exceeded. The MTC device sends a traffic sending request to an MTC server 214a via the bearer. The MTC server stops traffic of an appropriate other MTC device, to secure a bandwidth for the MTC device having the high priority and high bandwidth user plane traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mohana Dhamayanthi Jeyatharan, Chan Wah Ng, Chun Keong Benjamin Lim, Keigo Aso, Takahisa Aoyama, Shinkichi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9124904
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method of modifying a user interface based on a network condition. The apparatus includes a communication unit, a contents replaying unit, a determination unit, and an interface modification unit. The communication unit communicates with a server through one or more wired/wireless communication methods. The contents replaying unit provides a user interface screen for selecting contents and replaying contents selected by the user. The determination unit determines whether or not network connect with the server is necessary for the replaying of the contents displayed on the user interface screen for selecting the contents. The interface modification unit modifies the user interface screen for selecting the contents according to whether or not the network connection is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Bong Jin Jang
  • Patent number: 9060184
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adaptive streaming with augmented video stream transitions using a media server in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a media server includes multimedia content including a set of alternative streams of video data and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to receive a request to stream multimedia content, stream a first stream of video data, where the first stream of video data is one of the set of alternative streams of video data contained in the multimedia content, receive a request for a second stream of video data, where the second stream of video data is one of the set of alternative streams of video data contained in the multimedia content, transmit an image in response to the request for the second stream of video data, and stream the second stream of video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Dow, Alexander Ivanov, Kourosh Soroushian
  • Patent number: 9032457
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing streaming data of content in a digital broadcast system supporting Video On Demand (VOD) service are provided. A data processing method of a set-top box supporting Video On Demand (VOD) service includes requesting content selected by a user, configuring, if streaming data of the content is received, file block information for storing the streaming data, and storing the streaming data in units of file blocks according to the file block information. The streaming data processing method and apparatus of the present invention are capable of processing the streaming data of the content of which size is larger than the available storage space efficiently. Also, the streaming data processing method and apparatus of the present invention is capable of reducing total manufacturing cost of the set-top box by reducing costly storage device in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Gyu Kim, Jung In Jang, Hun Soo Jee, Bon Seuk Goo, Kyu Sung Choi, Won Chang Joe
  • Patent number: 9027064
    Abstract: Some embodiments seamlessly deliver video content by streaming the video content for on-demand playback and by store and forward delivery of the video content for delayed playback. In some embodiments, a user combines a plurality of video content items from a plurality of content sources, organizes the video content items into a set of playlists, and assigns the playlists to a set of channels for distributing the video content items in the playlists. In some embodiments, each channel is associated with at least two video distribution protocols that deliver the video content items of the assigned playlist at approximately the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Susie Opare-Abetia, Zarik Boghossian
  • Patent number: 9021520
    Abstract: A process for providing a print-augmented broadcast signal for transmission to one or more convention broadcast receiver includes receiving a broadcast signal comprising (i) standard content for a particular broadcast program and (ii) a non-content portion. Supplemental content which is associated with the standard content of the particular broadcast program is additionally received. Next, the supplemental content is combined onto the non-content portion of the broadcast signal to form a print-augmented broadcast signal, the print-augmented broadcast signal comprising the standard content, which can be rendered on a conventional broadcast receiver, and the supplemental content, which is printable on-demand at a destination conventional broadcast receiver substantially concurrently with the rendering of the standard content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ajay Gupta, Chandrasekar Venkatraman
  • Patent number: 9015779
    Abstract: A streaming server includes a virtual file system that stores playlist data corresponding to video programs available from at least one video source and that further stores variant playlist data corresponding to each of the video programs for streaming. A command handler receives a request for a video program from a client device. A video encoder encodes the selected video program into a plurality of video program segments in response to the request. The plurality of video program segments each have a length that is controlled based on length data, wherein the plurality of video segments includes one or more initial video program segments having at least one initialization length and steady state video program segments having a steady state length where the initialization length is less than the steady state length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Morega Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Thomas Walter Maxwell, Preetkanwal Samra
  • Publication number: 20150106860
    Abstract: A method for trick play (fast forward, rewind, etc.) in video streams using adaptive bitrate HTTP delivery protocols includes playing only portions of a video at a current bitrate to achieve the initial trick play functionality. A new trick play bitrate is selected based on a trick play playout rate, the trick play bitrate for the duration of the trick play is retrieved, and operation is switched back to a previous bitrate when normal playback resumes. A system is also specified for implementing a client and server infrastructure in accordance with the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ma, Radim Bartos
  • Publication number: 20150100993
    Abstract: A seamless playback method using a bookmark, and an apparatus and a system therefore are disclosed. The seamless playback method using the bookmark receives, from one of a prior device and a prior server, the bookmark comprising playback information on the prior device which had previously played back contents, enables the device to set the playback information for playing back the contents on the basis of the playback information of the prior device, and can play back, from a resumed playback time point, the contents and additional contents corresponding to the set playback information on the basis of the set playback information. Thus, the contents stopped during a playback process of the device can be continuously and automatically played back in the same playback setting as the device using another device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsoo Lee, Sijeong Ro, Kilsung Lee, Sungsoo Kim, Yujung Jung, Changhyun Oe, Sangwoon Park
  • Patent number: 8997161
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing enhanced digital media playback through application enhancement tracks are described. Application enhancement tracks are derived from the main content that they are associated with and are encoded to aid the performance of one or more functions related to the content, such as visual-search using a video application enhancement track, or trick-play track. In several embodiments, a method of decoding a media file for play back includes obtaining a media file containing compressed content and an accompanying application enhancement track which is a subset of the compressed content, playing back the compressed content, and decoding frames of the application enhancement track at a rate proportional to a visual-search speed and from a location determined by the portion of the compressed content most recently played back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaiwal Priyadarshi, Kourosh Soroushian, Roland Osborne, Jason Braness, John Kelley
  • Patent number: 8988495
    Abstract: A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is included in the input signal, if the video signal is a 3D video signal, requesting 3D format information about the video signal to a server that stores 3D format information, if the input signal does not include the 3D format information about the video signal, and processing, upon receipt of 3D format information from the server in response to the 3D format information request, the video signal according to the 3D format information and displaying a 3D image based on the processed video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Eletronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jeongsim Kim
  • Patent number: 8984570
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for supporting time shift playback in an adaptive Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) streaming transmission solution are disclosed. The method includes: sending a live media presentation description (MPD) request message to a media server; receiving a response message that includes MPD for a current time period, where the MPD further includes media presentation information for another time period; determining that a moment of a media segment to be requested currently exceeds a time range corresponding to the MPD; acquiring the corresponding MPD according to the media presentation information corresponding to the media segment, and requesting, according to the acquired corresponding MPD, the media segment. In this manner, a client supports time shift playback of a larger time range, and at the same time, the size of the MPD is capable of remaining in an acceptable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peiyu Yue, Weizhong Yuan, Teng Shi, Guangyuan Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yonghui Tian, Renzhou Zhang, Lingyan Wu, Chuxiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 8984569
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided to support multiple audio tracks in an adaptive media stream. Segments of the adaptive stream are encoded so that the player is able to locate and request a specific one of the available audio tracks using byte range requests or the like. Audio content can be removed from video segments, or at least moved to the end of the segments so that a byte range request obtains just the video content when the default audio is not desired. The audio content can be obtained from a separate audio segment. Indeed, multiple audio tracks can be packaged into a common audio segment so that byte range requests can obtain just the particular audio track desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Mark B. Hurst
  • Patent number: 8984571
    Abstract: A system includes a video-on-demand server and an authentication server. The video-on-demand server is configured to provide video-on-demand content through a broadband connection to a set-top box device. The authentication server is in communication with the video-on-demand server. The authentication server is configured to receive a request to allow access to a video-on-demand package that includes the video-on-demand content, to determine if a user is currently authorized to constantly receive a broadcast package that includes a plurality of broadcast channels related to the video-on-demand content, and to authorize a broadcast channel in the broadcast package when not currently authorized to receive the broadcast package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventor: Scott White
  • Publication number: 20150074731
    Abstract: A system, method and data structure for processing basic client application data types to add thereto extension types and priority levels adapted for use by each of a plurality of set top box classes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: James Hindle, Peter G.N. Scheyen, Mark A. Vickers
  • Patent number: 8977768
    Abstract: A receiver driven approach for playback of remote content is described. One embodiment includes obtaining information concerning the content of the media file from the remote server, identifying a starting location within the media sequence, identifying byte ranges of the media file corresponding to media required to play the media sequence from the starting location, requesting the byte ranges required to play the media sequence from the starting location, buffering received bytes of information pending commencement of playback, playing back the buffered bytes of information, receiving a user instruction, identifying byte ranges of the media file corresponding to media required to play the media sequence in accordance with the user instruction, flushing previous byte range requests, and requesting the byte ranges required to play the media in accordance with the user instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventor: Roland Osborne
  • Publication number: 20150058900
    Abstract: An image communication apparatus has a function of outputting a shot image obtained by imaging an object, a function of displaying at least the shot image, a function of generating a captured image by capturing a displayed image, a function of encoding an image and decoding an encoded image, a function of writing the encoded shot image in a memory and reading out a recorded image stored in the memory, and a function of communicating with another apparatus through a network. The image communication apparatus switches the mode of video to be transmitted to the other apparatus by controlling these functions based on a control event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8966557
    Abstract: A system and method for providing multimedia content through a cable, satellite television or other content server system is disclosed. A server facility which provides multimedia content divides formatted multimedia content into data chunks (e.g., collections of data corresponding to one minute lengths) prior to transmission to a user/subscriber receptor unit, and sends the divided data chunks according to a schedule which permits instantaneous starting and viewing of the multimedia content, such as movies, upon user/subscriber request. The user/subscriber receptor unit includes a cable box, video game device, or the like having a digital video recording capability and at least a memory capacity or disk space sufficient to store a complete unit of media content, such as full-length feature film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Greg Corson
  • Patent number: 8958019
    Abstract: Systems and methods process an input received from a remote control. A media stream is presented on a display, and the input from the remote control is received at a local device associated with the display. The local device may determine if the input is intended for the local device or a remote device. If the input is intended for the local device, the input may be processed at the local device. Various interface features, for example, may be managed at the local device. If the input is intended for the remote device, a signal may be transmitted from the local device to the remote device to thereby allow the remote device to respond to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sling Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Malone, George E. Williams, Matthew A. Feinstein, Anant Madhava Kulkarni, Jagadish Dande
  • Patent number: 8953930
    Abstract: A system and method for personal video recording (PVR) is provided for recording digitally encoded streams, and for playing back and decoding the recorded streams. The PVR system may receive the digitally encoded streams from a digital cable box or a network server. The system enables trick modes including fast forward and reverse mode displays at various speeds. The system an method for PVR may also be applied to digitally encoded streams without I-pictures, such as, for example, progressive refresh streams or HITS streams. Reverse decode and display may be implemented by starting at a suitable entry point, decoding quickly up to the point of the desired picture, and displaying the result, and repeating the process. Index tables of entry points may be used for proper operation in some modes where the entry points are entry pictures (E-pictures) which start a pattern of progressively refreshing I-slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander MacInnis
  • Patent number: 8955024
    Abstract: A video sequence is to be transmitted at a selectable quality from a server over a network. A network control protocol operates in response to a control parameter to allocate to the server a share of available transmission capacity in proportion to the value of the control parameter. First, one determines a plurality of transmission rate values that are needed over successive time periods of the sequence for successful transmission of the sequence at a reference quality; then the control parameter is set, proportional to the transmission rate value and communicated to the control protocol at corresponding time instants. The sequences can then be transmitted, encoded at a quality from time to time selected in dependence upon the actual transmission capacity made available by the network to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Michael E Nilsson, Rory S Turnbull, Ian B Crabtree, Stephen C Appleby, Patrick J Mulroy
  • Patent number: 8931021
    Abstract: A display apparatus and image playing method thereof, are provided. The display apparatus includes a broadcasting receiver which receives a broadcasting signal; a communication unit which communicates with an external device comprising a storage medium; a first buffer which buffers the broadcasting signal to store the received broadcasting signal in the storage medium; a second buffer which buffers a broadcasting signal input from the external device to play the broadcasting signal stored in the storage medium; and a controller which outputs a control signal to the external device to control a broadcasting signal reception volume received from the external device based on at least one buffer volume of the first buffer and the second buffer upon execution of a broadcasting recording and playing function which stores the broadcasting signal in the storage medium and plays the stored broadcasting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Deok-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8925021
    Abstract: A method for trick play (fast forward, rewind, etc.) in video streams using adaptive bitrate HTTP delivery protocols includes playing only portions of a video at a current bitrate to achieve the initial trick play functionality. A new trick play bitrate is selected based on a trick play playout rate, the trick play bitrate for the duration of the trick play is retrieved, and operation is switched back to a previous bitrate when normal playback resumes. A system is also specified for implementing a client and server infrastructure in accordance with the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ma, Radim Bartos
  • Patent number: 8914834
    Abstract: A source rate associated with a video bit stream (112) and a channel (140) rate associated with an LTE environment can be identified. The video bit stream (112) can be a Scalable Video Codec (SVC) of an H.264/MPEG4 Advanced Video Coding. The channel (140) rate can be associated with one or more segment bandwidth (142) rates. An enhancement path from an enhancement profile (332) associated with the SVC can be determined. The enhancement profile (332) can include one or more cumulative source rates and an associated enhancement options. The enhancement options can be a frame quantity, frame size, and a frame quality (122, 124, 126). The enhancement path can be a subset of nodes of the enhancement graph (400). The channel (140) rate can be matched to a cumulative source rate to a node within the enhancement path. One or more Network Abstraction Layer (NAL) units (144) with the appropriate enhancement values can be conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Baruh Hason, Aharon Elmaleh, Gabi Ofir, Salomon Serfaty
  • Patent number: 8910220
    Abstract: A content delivery resource in a cable network receives a request for specified content. The content delivery resource retrieves profile information assigned to the subscriber domain. The profile information indicates multiple different playback formats assigned to the subscriber domain. To service the request, the content delivery resource utilizes the profile information associated with the subscriber domain to select versions of the specified content encoded in accordance with the multiple different playback formats. The content delivery resource then initiates transmission of the versions of the specified content in the multiple different playback formats to the subscriber domain for playback on multiple types of playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: James S. Manchester, Michael Angus, Wilfred Jaime Miles