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 Media content playback system and method patent thumbnailMedia content playback system and method
A media apparatus for selecting a media source to provide media content to a playback device that plays back the media content as at least one of audio and video content may include a controller programmed to detect a media zone that includes a playback device, detect a presence of a portable user device that provides media content, determine a number of media sources that are available in the media zone, select a first media source of the number of media sources as a preferred media source based on a hierarchy table, determine whether the preferred media source includes the media content that is provided by the portable user device, and control the preferred media source to provide the media content to the playback device.. .
Harman International Industries, Incorporated


 System and  processing commerce events patent thumbnailSystem and processing commerce events
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes providing, by a server, media content to a set top box; the media content includes an advertisement and a closed captioning line and the set top box is associated with a display device. The method also includes facilitating access to a shopping application for download at a communication device separate from the set top box, and inserting into the closed captioning line an identifier of a commerce event.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


 Mobile terminal and  controlling the same patent thumbnailMobile terminal and controlling the same
The present invention relates to a mobile terminal performing wireless communication with a video output device for outputting a received broadcast content, the mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit capable of transmitting a media content outputtable by the video output device to the video output device, a touch screen divided into a first region outputting an icon corresponding to the media content, and a second region including a time bar extending in one direction to indicate a time, and a channel bar indicating output time information related to each of a plurality of broadcast contents and extending in the one direction, and a controller capable of controlling the touch screen to output an output bar indicating a reproduction time of the media content on a part of the second region, when a drag touch applied to the icon is released on the second region.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Interactive program manager and methods for presenting program content patent thumbnailInteractive program manager and methods for presenting program content
A method includes sending, from a media device to a display device, media content associated with a channel provided by a content provider, the media content received from a network device associated with the content provider. The method includes analyzing, based on a profile, a data feed from a source external to the content provider to identify content of interest.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


 Systems and methods for associating media content with viewer expressions patent thumbnailSystems and methods for associating media content with viewer expressions
Systems and methods for capturing media content in accordance with viewer expression are disclosed. In some implementations, a method is performed at a computer system having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors.
Google Inc.


 Methods and  detecting space-shifted media associated with a digital recording/playback device patent thumbnailMethods and detecting space-shifted media associated with a digital recording/playback device
Methods and apparatus for detecting space-shifted media content associated with a digital recording/playback device are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a meter to detect presentation of media by a media playback device; a network analyzer to detect a data packet transmitted from a network database to the media playback device; and determine that the data packet includes the media; and a memory device to, in response to determining that the data packet includes the media, store an indication that the media was space-shifted..
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


 Passive multi-port entry adapter and  preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network patent thumbnailPassive multi-port entry adapter and preserving downstream catv signal strength within in-home network
A cable television (catv) entry adapter interfaces to a catv network and serves as a hub in an in-home network for passively communicating multimedia content or information from the catv network and between subscriber devices connected to the ports of the catv entry adapter, using catv signals in a catv frequency band and network signals in a different in-home network band.. .
Ppc Broadband, Inc.


 Apparatus,  satellite system fast channel change patent thumbnailApparatus, satellite system fast channel change
Fast channel change systems and methods are operable to change channels to a newly selected media content event in response to a user request. An exemplary embodiment communicates a previously stored low resolution version segment of the newly selected media content event to a presentation system while the media device is performing a tuning operation to change channels to receive a currently broadcasting high resolution version of the newly selected media content event.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


 Systems and methods for securely streaming media content patent thumbnailSystems and methods for securely streaming media content
Systems and methods are provided for securely providing a media stream from a server device to a remote player via a communications network. A request for a connection is received from the remote player at the server device via the communications network.
Sling Media Inc.


 Dynamic synchronization of media streams within a social network patent thumbnailDynamic synchronization of media streams within a social network
A method of synchronizing first and second streams of a multimedia content program is operable for determining a temporal difference indicative of a relative timing between first and second streams of the program, the first stream being provided to a first multimedia processing resource (mpr) and the second stream being provided to a second mpr. The method includes manipulating at least one of the streams to reduce the temporal difference until the temporal difference is less than a predetermined threshold and enabling a viewer of the first stream to interact with a viewer of the second stream regarding the program.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


Transmitting a prioritized audio stream along with multimedia content

A method includes generating, at a server, a composite stream that includes a first packet and a second packet. The first packet includes first data associated with a video stream and a native audio stream from a first content source.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods for collecting episodes of media content series

Methods, systems and devices for organizing media content are provided. One method includes receiving a request, via a user interface presented to a user, to compile a requested plurality of episodes of a selected media content.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

System and resource selection during group communication broadcast

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a request to initiate a multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) to wirelessly distribute media content to mobile user equipment within a target geographical region using a common radio channel an efficiency metric is obtained, in response to the request, for each broadcast multicast service center (bmsc). The efficiency metric is evaluated for each of the bmscs and one of the bmscs is selected based on the evaluation result.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Systems and methods for interactive media content exchange

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can cause a first computing system to receive an obscured version of a first media content item from a second computing system. Access to the obscured version of the first media content item can be provided by the first computing system.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for collecting digital media data and metadata and audience data

Collecting media content data such as media content metadata, and audience viewing data, such as a list of videos whose statistics needs to be fetched from one or more repositories from a large number of data sources is implemented according to extensible multi-threaded data gathering framework, which involves utilizing a plugin-based extensible architecture, which delegates the site-specific responsibility to the plugin while at the core providing a fault-tolerant multi-threaded service on which the plugins are run to gather the data from the web.. .
The Aleph Group Pte., Ltd.

Controlling dynamic media transcoding

A number of approaches for transcoding media is described, which allow various users to control one or more aspects of transcoding (e.g. Bit rate, resolution) when delivering media content to a client device from a network edge server or other location.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Method and viewing and filtering media content

Embodiments of the present invention relate to viewing and filtering media content. In one embodiment, the invention is a system for networking based redirecting of content, including but not limited to, media files, electronic documents, application data, on-demand data, and live-streamed data.
Yiptv, Inc.

Method for creating and providing layered syndicated data for multimedia content to users

A layered syndicated feed or content is provided having layers defined according to a media type (e.g., text, graphic, audio, or video) wherein each layer has a plurality of levels such that each level provides either inclusive or exclusive content of the layer's media type in varying degrees of detail or depth. Furthermore, a system is provided for requesting and storing user and mobile device profiles indicative of the syndicated content layers and levels that the user is interested in receiving and that the user's mobile device is capable of receiving..
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

Dynamic resource allocation of multimedia content based on usage patterns

There is disclosed a multimedia processing method comprising: converting multimedia items into versions of multiple compression levels for storage within a media catalog; and estimating the likelihood of a user consuming each multimedia item based on a consumption history of items within said media catalog and said user; computing the multimedia items to be downloaded and a per-item compression level in dependence on resource constraints at a client device of said user and said estimated consumption likelihoods; downloading a compressed version of the multimedia items; and storing a record of consumed downloaded items.. .
Piksel, Inc.

Content inference engine based on user behavior

Techniques described herein may be used to analyze written messages between users (e.g., messages in a mobile messaging application, simple messaging service (sms) messages, instant messages, etc.) to identify media content being discussed by the users. Additionally, the opinions of the users regarding the media content (e.g., favorable, unfavorable, etc.) may be deciphered and used to update user profiles.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

System and retrieving information while commanding operation of an appliance

Media rendering system including a remote control device and associated docking station. The remote control device interfaces with a remote server to stream media content for local and/or external playback.
Universal Electronics Inc.

Systems and methods to identify intentionally placed products

Systems and methods to identify intentionally placed products in media content are disclosed. A disclosed system to detect intentionally placed products in media content includes a placement monitor site to record an occurrence of a first intentionally placed product within first broadcast media content in a product placement record; an audience measurement site to record an audience interaction with a second intentionally placed product in second broadcast media content in an event record; and a collection facility to receive the product placement record and the event record..
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc

Group license encryption and decryption

According to an aspect, a computing device may include a media content handler to obtain media content, a group license manager to determine whether or not the media content is part of a license group, and when the media content is determined as part of the license group, the group license manager may determine whether a master key for the license group was previously received. The group license manager may send, over a network, a license request to a license manager when the master key was not previously received.
Google Inc.

Estimating social interest in time-based media

Social media content items are mapped to relevant time-based media events. These mappings may be used as the basis for multiple applications, such as ranking of search results for time-based media, automatic recommendations for time-based media, prediction of audience interest for media purchasing/planning, and estimating social interest in the time-based media.
Bluefin Labs, Inc.

Content ranking based on person-to-person sharing

An approach is provided for identifying favorite multimedia content, such as digital photographs, possessed by a user. The approach detects a number of content sharing actions involving multimedia content, such as digital photographs, with the detecting being from a number of content handling applications, such as social media sites and person-to-person sharing.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

System and playback of media content with support for force-sensitive touch input

A system and method for playback of media content, for example music, video, or other media content. A media device having a media playback application and including a touch-sensitive user interface can be adapted to display a visual array of media options, for example as a grid or list of card elements.
Spotify Ab

Video media streaming device

According to an aspect, an apparatus may include a media streaming device including electronic circuitry configured to receive media content wirelessly from a media content source, and an output cord segment having a first end portion integrally coupled to a structure of the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a receiving device, where the electronic circuitry is further configured to transmit the received media content through the output cord segment to the receiving device. The apparatus may include a power cord segment having a first end portion configured to be coupled to the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a power source..
Google Inc.

Adaptive multi-device content generation based on associated internet protocol addressing

A system for adaptive multi-device content distribution based on associated internet protocol (ip) addressing, the system including: a computer processor; a content engine executing on the computer processor and configured to: identify media content served to a television client; identify a client internet protocol (ip) address associated with the television client; submit, to a content exchange service, a request for content placement opportunities; receive content placement opportunities from the content exchange service, each content placement opportunity identifying at least a portion of a source ip address; identify, based on the provided portion of the source ip address, a subset of the content placement opportunities associated with the client ip address; and a content provider configured to: identify content relevant to the media content; and provide the content for the subset of the content placement opportunities.. .
Adrise, Inc.

Method for supplying protected multimedia content to a terminal

A method for supplying protected multimedia content during which a terminal a) acquires a service date from a date server and b) evaluates a temporal criterion of a licence with respect to the last acquired service date. A headend associates with each segment of the multimedia content, its transmission date, and transmits it in a stream together with the segment.
Viaccess

Systems and methods for adding media content to electronic messages

A method includes receiving an electronic message by a communication entity; determining if an indicator in the electronic message identifies the communication entity as an entity to retrieve a content referenced in the electronic message; and retrieving the content from a storage unit if the indicator identifies the communication entity as an entity to retrieve the content. An address of the content is identified in the electronic message..
Nokia Corporation

Streaming media content to a user equipment in an internet protocol multimedia subsystem

An application server (204, 300), a first user equipment, ue, (200, 400), a second ue (206, 500) and corresponding methods for use in an internet protocol multimedia subsystem, ims, and for streaming media content between the first ue and the second ue using the rich communications services, rcs, standard. The first ue transmits media content to an application server (204, 300) as an rcs file transfer.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

System and sharing mobile video and audio content

Systems and methods for broadcasting media content include recording the media content by a mobile device and monitoring the recording to determine whether a threshold has been reached. The recorded content is segmented into chunks that can be encoded, compressed, and uploaded to a server for broadcasting to a specified list of recipients.
Alively, Inc.

Audio media streaming device

According to an aspect, an apparatus may include a media streaming device including electronic circuitry configured to receive media content wirelessly from a media content source, and an audio output cord segment having a first end portion configured to be coupled to an audio input port of the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to an audio rendering device, where the electronic circuitry is further configured to transmit audio content through the audio output cord segment to the audio rendering device.. .
Google Inc.

Clickstream analysis methods and systems related to improvements in online stores and media content

Methods and systems are provided herein for the analysis of information about online actions of a plurality of users. The analysis methods and systems allow for the creation of new online and offline business methods based on online consumer behavior.
Comscore, Inc.

Generating and distributing interactive documents

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating and distributing interactive documents. An interactive document generation platform receives information that defines a series of interactive pages of an interactive document to be provided for facilitating performance of a procedure, receives multimedia content to be presented with interactive pages of the interactive document, and generates a data package that includes metadata, structural data, and multimedia content for the interactive document.
Accenture Global Services Limited

System and aggregating and curating media content

A method and system for aggregating and curating a plurality of media content pieces. The method including the steps of aggregating a plurality of media content pieces from various sources and curating each of the plurality of media content pieces to determine metadata associated with each of the plurality of media content pieces including an ideology level for each of the media content pieces.

Returning filtered social media content to a data stream

An approach for filtering social media content. The approach receives a request to filter a plurality of content from a data stream during one or more scheduled time frames.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and selecting events or locations based on content

Systems and methods of returning location and/or event results using information mined from non-textual information are provided. Non-textual information is captured using a hardware component of a user device.
Ebay Inc.

Media fingerprinting and identification system

The overall architecture and details of a scalable video fingerprinting and identification system that is robust with respect to many classes of video distortions is described. In this system, a fingerprint for a piece of multimedia content is composed of a number of compact signatures, along with traversal hash signatures and associated metadata.
Gracenote, Inc.

Method and capturing and organizing media content

A method and apparatus may include receiving a request from a user to capture a portion of electronic media content from an electronic document. The method may also include capturing the portion of the electronic media content.
The Stau Group

Managing a free list of resources to decrease control complexity and reduce power consumption

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for searching a social network for media content. Aspects include identifying one or more available resources for execution by the processor, determining a maximum number of resources the processor can utilize in executing an instruction group, and grouping the one or more available resources into one or more resource groups, wherein each of the one or more resource groups has a size equal to the maximum number.
International Business Machines Corporation

Intelligent automated assistant in a media environment

Systems and processes are disclosed for operating a digital assistant in a media environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a user can interact with a digital assistant of a media device while content is displayed by the media device.
Apple Inc.

Managing a free list of resources to decrease control complexity and reduce power consumption

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for searching a social network for media content. Aspects include identifying one or more available resources for execution by the processor, determining a maximum number of resources the processor can utilize in executing an instruction group, and grouping the one or more available resources into one or more resource groups, wherein each of the one or more resource groups has a size equal to the maximum number.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for controlling color temperature

Controlling the color temperature of a composite light source including at least one discrete-spectrum light source is disclosed. For example, the color temperature of a composite light source including at least one discrete-spectrum light source may be determined and/or adjusted based on one or more of the ambient color temperature of a space, the actual temperature of the space, the relative brightness of the space, the occupancy of the space, a time clock, a demand response command (e.g., from an electrical utility), the absolute location of the composite light source, the location of the composite light source relative to other light sources, inputs from a camera or other external devices, the operation of appliances or other machines in the vicinity of the composite light source, media content being utilized in the vicinity of the composite light source, and/or other sensor inputs..
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

System for providing on-demand media content services based on geolocation information

Embodiments described in this disclosure include an application that connects users and media content providers to request on-demand media content services in a network based on geolocation information for media content capture and delivery. The techniques described in this disclosure can be adapted to provide an on-demand media content service that can facilitate establishing a large vendor network of media content providers (e.g., freelance photographers) with mobile devices configured to accept requests from users of the system for various entities of media content such as photo, video, and/or audio.
Proxypics Inc.

Dynamic generation of trick mode data

System and method for generating trick mode data from streaming media content, are described. A media device receives streaming media content.
Roku, Inc.

Remote control via local area network

A method and system for remote control of multimedia content using a multimedia content distribution network (mcdn) is configured to establish a connection between a customer premises equipment (cpe) gateway and a local area network (lan) device that is a personal user device. A user of the lan device may be authenticated.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

System and personalizing and recommending content

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for personalizing and recommending content. Media or multimedia activity of users, or consumed media or multimedia content, is automatically detected or observed, and a temporal identifier associated with the activity is determined.
Caavo Inc

Live event viewing via mixed live and on-demand streaming

A media player or other type of client device is configured to obtain a plurality of playlists for a given item of media content from one or more servers over a network. The playlists comprise at least a sliding-window playlist and an on-demand playlist for the given item of media content with each such playlist identifying a plurality of media segments of the given item of media content.
Kiswe Mobile Inc.

Method and system for display of mixed media content on devices without standard video

Aspects of the invention may involve systems and methods. A method for providing video and mixed media content to a user device may include receiving content data from a content source and broadcasting the state of the content source.
Streamray Inc.

Content streaming and broadcasting

Apparatuses and methods are described herein for broadcasting content, including, but not limited to, receiving, by a server, a request from a broadcasting device for a first viewing device to take over an output stream, the output stream containing media content of the broadcasting device. The request is related by the server to the first viewing device.
Booma, Inc.

Converting adaptive bitrate chunks to a streaming format

As one example, a method can include receiving a series of chunks of media content encoded according to an adaptive bitrate format. The method also includes setting a buffer utilization value for a compressed data buffer.
Imagine Communications Corp.

Process for managing the connection of users through their terminals to a multimedia conference session

Process for managing the connection of users through their terminals to a multimedia conference session provided by a multimedia conference service in a network, said process providing, as a user connects to said session, for muting said user in said session, for broadcasting a multimedia content on the terminal of said user, said process further providing for, as an activity event happens into said session, for temporarily interrupting said broadcasting and for unmuting said user in said session.. .
Alcatel Lucent

System and generating three-dimensional geofeeds, orientation-based geofeeds, and geofeeds based on ambient conditions based on content provided by social media content providers

A system and method for generating a geofeed based on one or more geofeed parameters including altitude parameters, ambient condition parameters, and orientation parameters is provided. A geofeed includes a collection of content, aggregated from various content providers, that is relevant to one or more geographically definable locations.
Geofeedia, Inc.



Media Content topics:
  • Media Content
  • Content Management
  • Storage Device
  • Distributed
  • Multimedia
  • Computing Device
  • Compilation
  • Motion Estimation
  • Digital Video Recorder
  • Social Media
  • Electronic Device
  • Mobile Application
  • Cookie File
  • Content Awareness
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