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 Method and system for hardware agnostic detection of television advertisements patent thumbnailMethod and system for hardware agnostic detection of television advertisements
A system and method for hardware agnostic detection of one or more advertisements broadcasted across one or more channels includes extracting a first set of audio fingerprints and a first set of video fingerprints. The method also includes generating a set of digital signature values corresponding to an extracted set of video fingerprints, and normalizing each frame of a pre-determined number of frames of a video.
Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


 Method and system for supervised and unsupervised detection of television advertisements patent thumbnailMethod and system for supervised and unsupervised detection of television advertisements
A system and method for detecting one or more advertisements broadcast on a channel in real time includes a step of extracting a first set of audio fingerprints and a first set of video fingerprints. The first set of audio fingerprints and the first set of video fingerprints correspond to a media content broadcast on the channel.
Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


 Apparatus and  media content presentation patent thumbnailApparatus and media content presentation
A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing, by a system comprising a processor, a content display configuration corresponding to a plurality of feed selections from a plurality of media content feeds, a plurality of display selections from a plurality of available displays, and a plurality of pairing selections assigning each feed selection of the plurality of feed selections to at least one display selection of the plurality of display selections, and transmitting a plurality of displayable content streams according to the content display configuration. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


 Method and  managing viewing of media content patent thumbnailMethod and managing viewing of media content
A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, generating parental control information for each of a plurality of users according to options selected from a plurality of media program tags retrieved from a library, detecting a first user of the plurality of users according to biometric information of the first user, identifying the parental control information associated with the first user, tuning to a first media channel responsive to receiving a first request, receiving in the first media channel a first media program tag associated with a first media program, and enabling presentation of the first media program at a presentation device responsive to detecting from the parental control information associated with the first user that the first media program tag is included in a first list of unrestricted media program presentations. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


 Method and system for detection of television advertisements using broadcasting channel characteristics patent thumbnailMethod and system for detection of television advertisements using broadcasting channel characteristics
A system and method for detecting one or more advertisements broadcasted on a channel in real time includes a step of receiving a live feed, with the live feed being associated with a media content broadcast on the channel in real time. The method also includes a step of deriving one or more characteristics associated with one or more properties associated with the channel.
Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


 Method and system of standardizing media content for channel agnostic detection of television advertisements patent thumbnailMethod and system of standardizing media content for channel agnostic detection of television advertisements
A system and method for standardizing media content for channel agnostic detection of television advertisements includes normalizing each frame of a video corresponding to broadcast media content on the channel. The method also includes deriving one or more characteristics corresponding to one or more features.
Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


 Media intelligence suite patent thumbnailMedia intelligence suite
A device may receive an indication to determine status information associated with a media content delivery of media content. The media content may be delivered via a content delivery system.
Accenture Global Services Limited


 Association of user interactions at a first venue with the user for use in a second venue patent thumbnailAssociation of user interactions at a first venue with the user for use in a second venue
There is provided a server and method for association of user interactions of a first venue and a second venue. The server including a memory storing a user profile of a user and a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor may be configured to receive first user interactions of the user with a first system in a first venue, the first user interactions including a request for playing a first media content using the first system in the first venue, store the first user interactions of the user in the user profile of the user in the memory, determine, after storing, the user is in a second venue, retrieve from the user profile, after determining, the first user interactions, and provide, after retrieving, a custom presentation to the user using a second system in the second venue, wherein the custom presentation is based on the first user interactions..
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


 System and  use of cyclic play queues in a media content environment patent thumbnailSystem and use of cyclic play queues in a media content environment
In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for use of cyclic play queues in a media content environment. A cyclic list data structure that can be initially populated with a list of media content items to be played at a media device, exposes a cyclic list of sequences of media content items, and supports operations to modify portions of the cyclic list to provide a cyclic play queue of media content items.
Spotify Ab


 Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections patent thumbnailMethods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections
Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content, for each of the plurality of content messages received, associating the media content with a predetermined media collection, and storing the content message in a database. The system and methods further providing for causing the plurality of content messages to be displayed on an operator device with other content messages associated with the media collection, determining that a predetermined trigger related to the media collection has been activated, updating an identifier of the media collection from a first indicator to a second indicator indicating an action needs to be taken on the media collection, and causing the updated identifier with the second indicator to be displayed on an operator device..
Snapchat, Inc.


Systems and methods for managing interactive features associated with multimedia content

Methods and systems for managing interactive features associated with multimedia content are disclosed. One method includes applying a container to multimedia content using one or more computing systems, the container defining an interface through which metadata external to the multimedia content is linked with one or more portions of the multimedia content.
Unisys Corporation

Telecommunications call augmentation system

A method of augmenting a telecommunications call, the method comprising: detecting a telecommunications call event at a user telecommunications device; selecting an item of media content, the item of media content being associated with the calling party; augmenting the call with the item of media content; detecting a user interaction with the device in response to the item of media content; and transmitting information relating to the user interaction to the calling party.. .
Incall Limited

System and providing contextually appropriate overlays

A method and system for providing contextually appropriate overlays. The method includes causing the generation of at least one signature for each of at least one input multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; correlating the concepts represented by the generated signatures to determine at least one context of the at least one input multimedia content element; determining, based on the at least one context of the at least one input multimedia content element, at least one contextually relevant reference multimedia content element, wherein each contextually relevant multimedia content element has a context matching at least one of the determined at least one context above a predetermined threshold; and causing an overlay of the at least one contextually relevant reference multimedia content element on the at least one input multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

Augmented mobile media

In an item of media content, one or more essential segments and one or more non-essential segments are identified. One or more essential segments is selected for inclusion in playback of the item of media content.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

System and recommending trending content based on context

A system and method for method for recommending trending content. The method includes causing generation of at least one signature for each of at least one input multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; comparing the generated signatures to signatures of a plurality of reference multimedia content elements, wherein each reference multimedia content element is associated with a context indicating a trend; determining, based on the comparison, at least one trending multimedia content element of the at least one input multimedia content element; and generating a recommendation notification, wherein the recommendation notification includes at least one of: the at least one trending multimedia content element, and an indication of the at least one trending multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and determining driving decisions based on multimedia content

A system and method for determining driving decisions based on multimedia content. The method includes obtaining, in real-time during a trip of a vehicle, trip multimedia content elements captured by at least one sensor deployed in proximity to the vehicle; identifying, based on at least one signature generated for each trip multimedia content element, at least one matching event multimedia content element, wherein each event multimedia content element demonstrates an event and is associated with a corresponding driving decision; and determining, in real-time, at least one driving decision, wherein each determined driving decision is associated with one of the identified at least one event multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and determining analytics based on multimedia content elements

A system and method for determining analytics based on multimedia content elements. The method includes causing generation of at least one signature for at least one input multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata representing the concept; comparing the generated at least one signature to a plurality of signatures of reference multimedia content elements to determine at least one matching reference multimedia content element, wherein each reference multimedia content element is associated with at least one predetermined analytic; and determining, based on the comparison, at least one analytic, wherein the determined at least one analytic includes the at least one predetermined analytic associated with each matching reference multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and customizing a display of a user device based on multimedia content element signatures

A system and method customizing a display of a user device based on multimedia content elements. The method may include detecting a trigger event; identifying a user profile of the user device, wherein the user profile includes one or more signatures indicating a user interest; accessing signatures for a plurality of multimedia content elements; comparing the signatures of at least one of the plurality of multimedia content elements with the one or more signature of the user profile; and customizing the display of the user device, wherein the customized display includes the at least one interesting multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

Multimedia file repair methods and apparatus

Improved methods, systems and apparatus for storing and repairing multimedia files are provided that overcome the limitations of existing multimedia file repair technologies. Backup copies of the multimedia container information associated with given multimedia content data are stored, along with the multimedia content data, on an external storage detachably coupled to a recording device.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd

System and color beat display in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for color beat display in a media content environment. A media device, operating as a client device, can receive and play media content provided by a media server, or another system or peer device.
Spotify Ab

System and methods for preventing interruptions due to battery drain during streaming media sessions between devices

A cloud server intermediates in a streaming media session from a source to a receiving device for a media content. Upon determining that time remaining to complete the streaming media session for the media content is greater than time of remaining battery power for the source, the cloud server redirects the streaming media session to the receiving device.
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Tracking-based branching of media content

A method for controlling media content and an apparatus are described. The method comprises providing media content including a plurality of virtual objects and a plurality of triggers, each of the triggers being associated with at least one of the virtual objects; presenting the media content to a plurality of viewers; continuously receiving tracking data of the viewers, matching the tracking data to the triggers; if the tracking data matches at least one trigger, branching the media content into a plurality of branches including a main branch and at least one auxiliary branch, each auxiliary branch associated with at least one viewer; for each matched trigger, automatically adjusting the virtual object(s) associated with the matched trigger in the corresponding auxiliary branch, simultaneously presenting the branches of the media content to respective viewers, and joining the auxiliary branch(es) with the main branch..
Calay Venture S.à R.l.

Network cooperation-based low power type charged broadcasting set-top box and controlling method therefor

A network cooperation-based low power type charged broadcasting set-top box and a controlling method therefor, the set-top box sub-dividing a standby mode of the set-top box into an active standby mode, in which only background functions are processed without processing a main function, and a passive standby mode, in which no functions are processed; extending the passive standby mode occupation time to more than that of the active standby mode; and including a way of transitioning between operating modes by exchanging information regarding the set-top box through an inter-cooperation between a charged broadcasting network and the set-top box, thereby reducing the power consumption of a processor (soc) which processes multimedia contents and minimizing the power consumption while the set-top box is in standby mode.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Television content management with integrated third party interface

Systems, methods and devices manage second screen media content that is associated with live or previously-recorded television programming while the programming is being viewed by a user. A control application provides an html5 or other application program interface (api) that allows advertisers, retailers or other third parties to access the remote control application for providing useful features..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Systems, methods, and devices for scanning broadcasts

The various embodiments disclosed herein provide methods, systems, and devices for capturing broadcast streams, analyzing the broadcast streams to obtain information about the media content transmitted in the broadcast streams, obtaining additional information about the media content if available, and assigning a unique event identifier specific to the instance of broadcast of the broadcast stream and/or media segment transmitted in the broadcast stream. In other embodiments, the unique event identifier is broadcasted to broadcast receiving devices.
Stratosaudio, Inc.

Methods and alerting users to media events of interest using social media analysis

Methods, systems, and computer program products for alerting users to media events of interest using social media analysis are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes collecting user media preferences indicating events of interest to a given user; buffering at least a portion of media content associated with the collected user media preferences of the given user; monitoring social media for one or more events of interest to the given user based on the collected user media preferences of the given user; identifying at least one event that satisfies one or more predefined interest criteria for the given user based on the monitored social media contributions of other parties and the collected user media preferences of the given user; and notifying the given user of the at least one event of interest..
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for live media content matching

Systems and methods for matching live media content are disclosed. At a server, obtaining first media content from a client device, herein the first media content corresponds to a portion of media content being played on the client device, and the first media content is associated with a predefined expiration time; obtaining second media content from one or more content feeds, wherein the second media content also corresponds to a portion of the media content being played on the client device; in accordance with a determination that the second media content corresponds to a portion of the media content that has been played on the client device: before the predefined expiration time, obtaining third media content corresponding to the media content being played on the client device, from the one or more content feeds; and comparing the first media content with the third media content..
Google Inc.

Network-based event recording

A system includes a media device including a processor programmed to receive sensor data indicating a field of view of a user and adjust a field of view of a video capture device in the media device to correspond to the field of view of the user. The processor receives media data from the video capture device and stores the media data, together with metadata including time indicia for each segment in the media data.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Processing of multimedia data

Techniques for providing media content in a broadcast scenario to a streaming player. In order to compensate a problem of variable segment sizes, which leads to the variation in the reception intervals of the media segments, it is proposed to estimate the segment availability time for requesting subsequent media segments.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Method and producing and reproducing augmented reality contents in mobile terminal

A method and an apparatus produce and reproduce augmented reality (ar) contents in a mobile terminal. In the method, contents are produced.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Systems, methods and articles to facilitate cross-channel programmatic purchasing of advertising inventory

Systems and methods for providing an advertisement platform where buyers and sellers can trade advertisement inventory programmatically at local, national, and/or worldwide levels. The advertisement platform server system may include an advertiser facing interface which permits advertisers to generate a request for orders (rfo) for an advertisement campaign which spans multiple advertisement channels.
Wideorbit Inc.

Systems and methods for unobtrusively displaying media content on portable devices

A method of displaying media content on a display screen of a communication device. The method includes receiving an indication of a state transition of a first activity of an application program being executed on a processor of the communication device.
Iqzone, Inc.

Adaptive recommendations of user-generated mediasets

This disclosure relates to adaptive recommendations for user-generated mediasets. A mediaset component provides for users to generate mediasets.
Google Inc.

System and searching based on input multimedia content elements

A system and method for searching based on input multimedia content elements. The method includes obtaining at least one signature for each of at least one input multimedia content element, each signature representing a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata representing the concept; determining, based on the obtained signatures, at least one context of the at least one input multimedia content element; generating, based on the determined at least one context, at least one query; and searching in at least one data source using the generated at least one query..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and identifying trending content based on context

A system and method for identifying trending content based on context. The method includes generating at least one signature for each of a plurality of multimedia content elements, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; correlating the concepts of the generated signatures to determine at least one context of each multimedia content element, wherein each context represents a sentiment; and identifying, based on the determined contexts, at least one trending multimedia content element, wherein the context of each trending multimedia content element meets a sentiment threshold..
Cortica, Ltd.

Systems and methods for dynamically creating hyperlinks associated with relevant multimedia content

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for dynamically creating hyperlinks associated with relevant multimedia content in a computer network. A hyperlink generation module receives an electronic text file from a server.
Tivo Solutions Inc.

Computer-implemented providing multimedia content and device

A computer-implemented method for providing multimedia content and a device are provided. The method includes: acquiring, at one or more computing devices, a keyword; acquiring, at one or more computing devices, a display list, in which the display list includes at least one display result acquiring, at one or more computing devices, multimedia content related to the keyword in the at least one display result according to the keyword; and providing, at one or more computing devices, the multimedia content in a corresponding display result in the display list.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co. Ltd.

Content management platform and device for displaying subscription and user-commissioned content

The invention relates to providing user-commissioned multimedia content, subscription-based multimedia content, and other types of multimedia content displayed through one or more user display devices that may be remotely controlled by different devices over a network and by different users. A system may control functionality and content of a digital picture frame device and other types of display devices.
Electric Objects, Inc

System and determining parameters based on multimedia content

A system and method for determining parameters based on multimedia content. The method includes generating at least one signature for at least one multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; analyzing the generated at least one signature, wherein the analysis includes matching the generated at least one signature to a plurality of other signatures; and determining, based on the analysis, at least one parameter for each multimedia content element..
Cortica, Ltd.

System and methods for determining access permissions on personalized clusters of multimedia content elements

A method and system for determining access permissions to personalized clusters of multimedia content elements are provided. The method includes receiving a permission index designating at least the content description of at least one personalized cluster and an authentication factor; analyzing the content description; checking if there is at least one personalized cluster that matches the analyzed content description; and generating privacy metadata for each matching personalized cluster, wherein the privacy metadata includes at least the authentication factor associated with the respective content description matching the personalized cluster, wherein the generate privacy metadata determines access permission to the matching personalized cluster..
Cortica, Ltd.

Centralized media marketplace

A centralized media marketplace system for data preservation, maintenance, collection, archiving and distributing digital audio and video media assets from one or more sources. The centralized media system having a media library, a metadata repository, and a syndication and pay-per-view marketplace for inputting, acquiring, managing and distributing media content over a wide area network.

Presenting content items and performing actions with respect to content items

A method for presenting content items includes receiving, by a user device, a request for a media content item hosted by a content sharing platform, and providing, by the user device, a graphical user interface (gui) comprising a first gui portion having a first media player to play the requested media content item, and a second gui portion having a second media player to play an additional media content item associated with a particular portion of the requested media content item. The method further includes in response to the first media player beginning to play the particular portion of the requested media content item, causing the second media player to play the additional media content item..
Google Inc.

Method and providing adaptable media content in a communication network

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for determining an emotional characteristic associated with a user according to biologic information received from a mobile communication device, receiving, from the mobile communication device, availability information associated with the user, modifying a first version of a media selection according to the emotional characteristic of the user to generate a second version of the media selection, and transmitting the second version of the media selection to the mobile communication device associated with the user for presentation at the mobile communication device. The modifying can include selecting, for inclusion in the second version of the media selection, a first portion of the first version of the media selection corresponding to the emotional characteristic.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Content display controls based on environmental factors

Approaches are described for controlling and filtering the display of content by computing devices. In particular, a mobile computing device can adjust the playing of media content (e.g., audio, video, images, games, ringtones) according to situational appropriateness and other environmental factors occurring around the device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Wireless speaker system

An audio playback device may include a speaker configured to play media content, at least one interface including a switch, a transceiver configured to one of transmit the media content to first audio playback device and receive the media content from a second audio playback device; and a controller configured to receive a signal indicative of a user input that is received at the switch for a time duration and to one of transmit the media content to the second audio playback device via the transceiver for playback of the media content at the second audio playback device and to receive the media content from the second audio playback device via the transceiver based on the time duration.. .
Harman International Industries, Inc.

Systems and methods for video streaming based on conversion of a target key frame

In a computing device for streaming media content, information relating to a video bitstream is transmitted to a client device for displaying a user interface. An input signal is received from the client device indicating a desired start time in the video bitstream.
Cyberlink Corp.

Service signaling recovery for multimedia content using embedded watermarks

Methods, devices, systems and computer program products facilitate accessing metadata associated with a primary audio visual content. Upon reception of a primary content, one or more watermark messages are extracted from the primary content obtain a server code and an interval code.
Verance Corporation

Media channel identification with video multi-match detection and disambiguation based on time of broadcast

Disclosed herein are methods and systems to help disambiguate channel identification in a scenario where fingerprint data of media content being rendered by a media presentation device matches multiple reference fingerprints corresponding respectively with multiple different channels. Upon detecting such a multi-match, a server or other entity will perform disambiguation based at least in part on a comparison of time of broadcast of the media content being rendered by the media presentation device with time of broadcast of the media content represented by the reference fingerprints.
Gracenote, Inc.

Media channel identification with multi-match detection and disambiguation based on location

Disclosed are methods and systems involving location-based disambiguation of media channel identification, in a scenario where a fingerprint of media content being rendered by a media presentation device matches multiple reference fingerprints corresponding respectively with multiple different media channels. Upon detecting such a multi-match situation, a server or other entity will use a location of the media presentation device as a basis to disambiguate between the matching reference fingerprints and thus to determine the channel on which the media content being rendered by the media presentation device is arriving..
Gracenote, Inc.

Presenting media content from multiple, distinct media content sources

Techniques described herein may be used to provide a media program (e.g., a television program, a sporting event, a movie, advertisement, etc.) to a user by obtaining portions of the media program from multiple, distinct media content sources. A client device, such as a set-top-box (stb), may receive present an ongoing media program to a user.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

System and segment relevance detection for digital content using multimodal correlations

A system and method for media content evaluation based on combining multi-modal inputs from the audiences that may include reactions and emotions that are recorded in real-time on a frame-by-frame basis as the participants are watching the media content is provided. The real time reactions and emotions are recorded in two different campaigns with two different sets of people and which include different participants for each.
Monet Networks, Inc.

Media channel identification with video multi-match detection and disambiguation based on audio fingerprint

Disclosed are methods and systems to help disambiguate channel identification in a scenario where a video fingerprint of media content matches multiple reference video fingerprints corresponding respectively with multiple different channels. Given such a multi-match situation, an entity could disambiguate based on an audio component of the media content, such as by further determining that an audio fingerprint of the media content at issue matches an audio fingerprint of just one of the multiple channels, thereby establishing that that is the channel on which the media content being rendered by the media presentation device is arriving..
Gracenote, Inc.

Media channel identification with multi-match detection and disambiguation based on single-match

Disclosed herein are methods and systems to help disambiguate channel identification in a scenario where fingerprint data of media content matches multiple reference fingerprints corresponding respectively with multiple different channels. Upon detecting such a multi-match, a server or other entity will perform disambiguation based on a determination that a segment of the fingerprint data matches a reference fingerprint corresponding with just a single channel, such as a reference fingerprint representing commercial or news programming content specific to just the single channel.
Gracenote, Inc.

Method and system for detecting and responding to changing of media channel

A computing system receives from a media presentation device a query fingerprint stream representing media content being presented by the media presentation device, where the query fingerprint stream has been determined to represent a first channel. The computing system then detects that a threshold mismatch exists between the received query fingerprint stream and a reference fingerprint stream representing the first channel, thus indicating a likelihood that the media presentation device has transitioned from presenting the first channel to presenting a second channel.
Gracenote, Inc.

Synchronizing playback of digital media content

A guest digital device joins a playback session hosted by a host digital device and synchronizes playback of digital media content with playback on the host digital device. This enables multiple users to listen to or view media at the same time on their respective devices.
Amp Me Inc.

System to communicate media

A system for communicating media is disclosed. Such a system may include, for example, a media broken into a plurality of independent segment files that may represent sequential portions of the media.
Affinity Labs Of Texas, Llc

Server, method and computer program product for adaptive streaming of media content to a client

Embodiments of the invention relate to a server, method and computer program product for adaptive streaming to a client. The media content is encoded as at least two streams having a different quality level, each stream comprising consecutive segments.
Alcatel Lucent

Social dialogue listening, analytics, and engagement system and method

Embodiments of social media listening, analytics, and engagement systems and method are described herein where a system user may listen to and analyze social media content based on one or more key terms. The system may expand the key terms and listen to additional social media content based on the expanded terms.
Liquid Grids

System and efficient identification of developmental anomalies

A system and method for identifying developmental anomalies. The method includes obtaining a first set of at least one multimedia content element showing at least one crop and captured using a first set of at least one capturing parameter; obtaining normal development data for the at least one crop, wherein the normal development data represents at least one normal development characteristic of the at least one crop; analyzing, via machine vision, the first set of at least one multimedia content element to identify a first set of at least one characteristic of the at least one crop; determining, based on the first set of at least one characteristic and the normal development data, whether a suspected anomaly is identified; and verifying if the suspected anomaly is an anomaly using a second set of at least one multimedia content element captured using a second set of at least one capturing parameter..
Prospera Technologies, Ltd.

Method of targeting web-based advertisements

Embodiments of the invention provide a computer-implemented method of participating in a web-based content provision process, e.g. An ad-bidding process for proposing an ad to serve for an ad impression.
Realeyes OÜ

Audience migration information

A server machine obtains media content information and event records, which include session data. The session data including consumer identifiers identifying consumers, and content provider identifiers identifying media stations.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

System and per-viewing and per-timeframe commerce

A method for per-viewing and per-timeframe commerce includes: creating and transmitting, over a network, by a server-side computing device, a message or packet comprising one or more of user's unique identifier, selected viewing identifier, customization preferences of the user, media content unique identifier, per-viewing identifier, per-timeframe identifier, and sub-account preferences of the user, of one or more of media content and product merchandise, the customization preferences and sub-account preferences of the user obtained by the client device, and customized by the server-side computing device, the per-viewing identifier and per-timeframe identifier, processed by the server-side computing device computing device using one or more of a media content provider's unique identifier and media content database, obtained by a client device, to display tile images associated with the media content unique identifier, and streamed or downloaded, over the network, to a client-side playback device that is substantially synchronized with the server-side computing device.. .

Method and device for reproducing content

Provided is a device including: a display unit configured to display handwritten content based on an analog handwritten input of a user; a user input unit that receives a user input of selecting a portion of the handwritten content displayed on the display unit; and a control unit reproduces a segment of multimedia content, which corresponds to the portion of the handwritten content, from the multimedia content synchronized with the handwritten content.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Controlling access to secured media content

A technique includes controlling access to secured media content. The access control includes, in response to a principal attempting to access secured media content, challenging authentication of the principal to access the secured media.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content and associated with a predetermined media collection, for each of the plurality of content messages received, analyzing each of the plurality of content messages to determine a quality score for each of the plurality of content messages, and storing each of the plurality of content messages in a database along with the quality score for each of the plurality of content messages. The systems and methods further provided for receiving, from an operator device, a threshold percentage for the media collection, determining a subset of the plurality of content messages associated with the media collection to be made available to the operator device based on the threshold percentage received from the operator device and the quality score for each of the plurality of content messages, and causing only the subset of the plurality of content messages associated with media collection to be displayed on the operator device for the media collection..
Snapchat, Inc.

Prioritizing media content requests

Examples described herein may include a computing device receiving, from a first playback device, a request for first media content associated with a first playback operation. The computing device sends, to the first playback device, the first media content, and while sending that content, receives, from a second playback device, a request for second media content associated with a second playback operation, this request including information characterizing the second playback operation.
Sonos, Inc.

Sharing of multimedia content

There is provided mechanisms for sharing multimedia content. A method performed by a sharing device comprises acquiring at least one of a current multimedia content segment and a current state of a screen sharing application executed by the sharing device.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Sharing media content

Among other things, a method includes receiving, from a user of a user interface of a media authoring application, first settings specifying a destination for media content authored in the media authoring application, the destination selected from a set of destinations supported by the media authoring application, and second settings specifying a set of media characteristics of media content authored in the media authoring application, and generating data representing a user interface element usable to provide media content authored in the media authoring application to the destination specified in the first settings at the set of media characteristics specified in the second settings.. .
Apple Inc.

Methods, systems, and media for creating and updating a group of media content items

Methods, systems, and media for identifying and updating a group of media content items are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving indications of filtering criteria; identifying a first collection of media content items, wherein the first collection of media content items includes media content items associated with a particular topic; identifying a first group of candidate media content items, wherein the first group of candidate media content items includes media content items not included in the first collection of media content items; creating a second collection of media content items by applying the stored filtering criteria to the first collection of media content items and the first group of candidate media content items; and causing a user interface that indicates the second collection of media content items and the identifier of the collection of media content items to be presented..
Google Inc.

Multimedia location trends management

A computer implemented method for the management of multimedia contents based on the location trends of a system is disclosed. In one of the embodiment, an adaptive method is used to query, display, organize, interact and rate the multimedia contents based on the target location criteria with the purpose of providing a location trending presentation.

Method, apparatus and article for delivering media content via a user-selectable narrative presentation

A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. Quite frequently a number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor.
Mindsightmedia, Inc.

Crowd sourced dynamic generation of trick mode data

Generating trick mode data from streaming media content is described herein. A media device receives streaming media content.
Roku, Inc.

Media content download time

A system can include a memory to store machine readable instructions. The system can also include a processing unit to access the memory and execute the machine readable instructions.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Methods and systems of dynamic content analysis

Methods and systems of dynamic content analysis for categorizing media contents are provided. Data regarding the media contents that a user is watching on one or more devices is obtained, and the environment in which the user is watching the media contents may be captured.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Playing control method and terminal

A playing control method and a terminal are provided. The method includes the following.
Shenzhen Skyworth Software Co.,ltd

System and delivering interactive trigger events

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a media processor identifies a first key and a second key associated with media content received over a network, and prepares a display object according to the first key that includes a selectable object. The media processor transmits a request to a remote server including the second key; the server returns first additional content and control code associated with the second key.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Fingerprinting media content using hashing

A server device includes memory to store: a database of frame fingerprints ordered sequentially by media item number and frame number for media items, and a hash table containing (key, value) entries each including a hashed frame fingerprint and index number(s) to the database. A processor coupled to the memory is to, for an input set of hashed frame fingerprints, select a most recent hashed frame fingerprint.
Sorenson Media, Inc.

Fast start of streaming digital media playback with deferred license retrieval

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for deferring license retrieval when streaming digital media content. The perceived delay between the time a user selects the protected digital media content to when playback of the protected digital media content begins is reduced because retrieval and playback of an unprotected version of a portion of the digital media content starts before the license and protected version of the digital media content is received.
Netflix, Inc.

Automatic delivery of media content to a device

A method includes generating, at a media device, a user profile based on first data received from a portable device. The first data indicates media content sent to a display device of the portable device by an application on the portable device.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Methods, systems and media for presenting a virtual operating system on a display device

Methods, systems, and media for presenting a virtual operating system on a display device are provided. In some implementations, a method for presenting a virtual operating system user interface (virtual os ui) is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request to provide the virtual os ui for a display coupled to a media receiving device; selecting applications; generating the virtual os ui including the applications; causing the media receiving device to present the virtual os ui on the display; receiving signals from a remote control to select a second application; executing the second application; causing the media receiving device to present the second application on the display; receiving signals from the remote control to select media content; causing the media receiving device to request the selected media content; and causing the media receiving device to present the requested media content using the display..
Google Inc.

Re-sharing media content on a network

Implementations generally relate to the sharing of media content. In some implementations, a method includes providing a grid view in a user interface, where the grid view displays media content items that have been shared in a network.
Sony Network Entertainment International Llc

Mobile media content delivery

A system and method are disclosed for managing the wireless delivery of streaming media content to a user equipment (ue) device. A ue device establishes a network connection with a local wireless network, which in turn is associated with a wireless network region with a corresponding data infrastructure server.
Blackberry Limited

Multi-streaming multimedia data

A method for multi-streaming multimedia content data over a network to affiliated client devices is provided. A manifest including a list of universal resource indicators (uris) for different segments of multimedia content data for selected primary multimedia content and a list of uris for different segments of multimedia content data for at least one alternate multimedia content related to and different from the selected primary multimedia content is built and made available for download over the network with a transfer protocol.
Google Technology Holdings Llc

System and client-initiated playlist shuffle in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for client-initiated playlist shuffle in a media content environment. A shuffle logic is configured to provide a shuffle order for a plurality of media content items, including associating each media content item with a placement interval within which the media content item can be placed, and a weight that determines the average position of the placement interval; associating each media content item with a random value that indicates a random offset or position within its placement interval; calculating an ordering score for each media content item based on its weight plus its random offset into its placement interval; collecting indications for the plurality of media content item that reflect their ordering scores; and placing the plurality of media content items into the shuffle order, for subsequent playback by a media device..
Spotify Ab

Systems and methods for tiling optically narrowcast signals

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Voice control of a media playback system

A voice input comprising a command word, one or more media variable instances, and one or more zone variable instances is received. A media playback system command which corresponds to the command word is determined.
Sonos, Inc.

Techniques for determining absolute color values for multimedia content elements

A system and method for determining at least one absolute color value for a target area. The method includes configuring a light source to emit light toward the target area, wherein the target area includes at least one crop; causing a capturing device to capture at least one artificial illumination multimedia content element showing the at least one crop in the target area while the light source emits the light; receiving, from the capturing device, the captured at least one artificial illumination multimedia content element; analyzing, via machine vision, the captured at least one artificial illumination multimedia content element; and determining, based on the analysis, at least one absolute color value of the at least one crop, wherein the at least one absolute color value is utilized to calibrate a plant monitoring system..
Prospera Technologies, Ltd.

System and distributing multimedia content

A portable web widget for distribution of multimedia content over a computer communications network, the web widget adapted for viral distribution and execution in a web browser on a client device wherein the widget includes a content retrieval component communicatively coupled to an application server over the computer communications network, the content retrieval component configured to retrieve one or more multimedia display files and metadata into an embedded electronic commerce store in the web widget after it enters an active operational mode, the widget also including a content preview component configured to enable a streamed execution of a portion of the multimedia content files associated with each of the multimedia display files from a multimedia content distribution system executing on the application server, and a transaction processing component operative to execute and complete a commercial transaction in the embedded electronic commerce store pertaining to the multimedia content files.. .

Displaying media content on portable devices based upon user interface state transitions

A method of displaying media content on a display screen of a communication device including a processor and a memory including program code, an application program, and a user application. The application program includes a plurality of activities associated with a plurality of display windows rendered by the display screen.
Iqzone, Inc.

Digital media content comparator

A system for acquiring digital content identified in a celebrity content list without disclosing the list, includes a database storing at least one celebrity content list, the list being associated with a particular celebrity and identifying digital content selected by the celebrity. A request is received from a user's computing device for a specific quantity of content associated with a particular celebrity content list and the particular celebrity content list is retrieved from the database.

System and assigning multimedia content elements to users

A method and system for assigning a multimedia content element to a user. The method includes generating at least one signature to the multimedia content element; determining, based on the generated at least one signature, whether the multimedia content element exists in a database; and assigning a unique identifier of the user to the multimedia content element, when it is determined that the multimedia content element does not exist in the database..
Cortica, Ltd.

Shortening multimedia content

A method to display a representation of multimedia content that includes a progress bar. The method includes shortening a portion of the multimedia content having a start time and an end time from an original length to a shortened length based on a received indication and modifying the progress bar to represent the shortened portion of the multimedia content.
International Business Machines Corporation

Perceptual characteristic similarity for item replacement in media content

Systems and techniques for employing perceptual characteristic similarity for item replacement in media content are presented. The system can include an identification component, a matching component and a replacement component.
Google Inc.

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.

Notifying users that were early consumers of popular media content

Systems and methods are provided for notifying a user regarding early consumption of a popular content item. In one or more aspects, a system includes an identification component configured to identify a user that was among a first x percentage of users to access a content item that is ranked as a popular content item based in part on total number of times the content item was previously accessed, a notification generation component configured to generate a notification identifying the user as being among the first x percentage of users to access the popular content item, and a notification posting component configured to send the notification to a device or an account of the user..
Google Inc.

Method and computer program product for selectively displaying advertisments during media playback

A method and computer program product for creating an end media file and/or selectively displaying advertisements during playback of media. Beneficially, such a system, method, and computer program product would create unique interactive marketing capabilities for a media provider and enhance the media content viewing experience for a viewer.

System and interactive remote movie watching, scheduling, and social connection

Disclosed is a media sharing system that provides shared experiencing of licensed media content such as movies. The system includes a web server that communicates with multiple client devices over the internet whereby a user's multiple social contacts can participate in a synchronized stream of licensed media content such as movies.
Paramount Pictures Corporation

Method, computer program product and server for streaming media content from a server to a client

Embodiments of the invention relate to a server for streaming media content to a client and a corresponding method and computer program product. The media content is encoded as at least one stream, wherein the stream is divided into consecutive segments.
Alcatel Lucent

Injecting streaming media into a playlist

Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for determining that a user is playing a playlist on a wireless device, offering an insertion opportunity to a third party, receiving a request from the third party to insert a media content into the playlist, wherein the media content is not part of the playlist, and injecting the media content into the playlist without the user's intervention. Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for receiving information about a user playing a playlist on a wireless device, determining, based on the information, a media content for the user, wherein the media content is not part of the playlist, and requesting a playlist service provider to inject the media content into the playlist, without the user's intervention..
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.

Content comparison testing on linear media streams

A method is disclosed to include receiving first viewership information for a media segment displayed on a first electronic device, the first viewership information including a first viewership event associated with the media segment, where media content includes at least the media segment. The method can include receiving second viewership information for an overlay content segment displayed on a second electronic device, the second viewership information comprising a second viewership event associated with the overlay content segment.
Sorenson Media, Inc.

Synchronizing multiple over the top streaming clients

Systems and methods for synchronizing the playback of ott or other time sensitive content on multiple playback devices is disclosed. The systems and methods include receiving time information based on a network time source in the playback devices.
Sonic Ip, Inc.

Display device and operating method thereof

A display device includes: a display unit configured to display an image of media content; an external device interface unit configured to receive an image signal outputted from an external device connected to the display device; and a control unit configured to control the display unit and the external device interface unit. The control unit displays a plurality of external input items, receives an instruction for positioning a pointer to one item among the plurality of external input items, displays a plurality of external input switching options on an external input item where the pointer is disposed according to the received instruction, and performs a function corresponding to a selected external input switching option among the plurality of external input switching options based on the image signal outputted from the external device..
Lg Electronics Inc.

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).
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

System for distributing digital media to exhibitors

A system for packaging digital media and distributing digital media to exhibitors is described, which system enables distribution by utilizing media content booking, media content packaging, encryption, and delivery components.. .
Fox Digital Enterprises, Inc.

Architecture framework to realize push-to-x services using cloudbased storage services

An architecture framework to realize push-to-x services using cloud-based storage services. Push-to-x messages are transmitted between mobile units by messaging servers.
Kodiak Networks Inc.

System and method to integrate content in real time into a dynamic real-time 3-dimensional scene

System integrating content in real-time into dynamic 3d scene includes external server including cms, a device including content integrating engine to process in real-time 3d scenes, and display device to display combined 3d scene output. Cms searches for social media posts on social media servers.

Cadence-based playlists management system

A system for supporting a user's repetitive motion activity operates to manage cadence-based playlists identifying one or more media content items having a tempo corresponding to a user's cadence. The cadence-based playlists can be categorized by different tempi or tempo ranges that cover all likely cadences during the user's activities.
Spotify Ab

System and providing sequentially relevant content

A system and method for determining sequentially relevant content. The method includes generating at least one signature for a multimedia content item stored in a mobile device; matching the generated at least one signature to a plurality of signatures of content items; and determining, based on the matching, at least one sequentially relevant content item..
Cortica, Ltd.

Heart rate control based upon media content selection

A media-playback device includes: a media-output device that plays media content items; a physiological measurement device programmed to measure at least one physiological measurement of a user of the media-output device; and a physiological control engine configured to: identify a current physiological measurement for the user; and cause the media-output device to modify playback of the media content items based upon the current physiological measurement.. .
Spotify Ab

Cadence determination and media content selection

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for cadence determination and media content selection are provided. An example media-playback device comprises a media-output device that plays media content items, a cadence-acquiring device, and a cadence-based media content selection engine.
Spotify Ab

Minimally invasive user metadata

A method of dynamic tagging of image objects appearing in media content items associated with a user. The method comprises automatically identifying a plurality of media objects by an image processing analysis of a plurality of media content items of a user, analyzing an output of at least one sensor of a client device for identifying a plurality of suitable push gui events for presenting a graphical user interface (gui) to a user of said client device, in each one of said plurality of suitable push gui events: triggering a presentation of one of said plurality of media objects using said gui on a display of said client device, said gui encourages said user to input user defined metadata describing said presented media object, acquiring said user defined metadata from said user using said gui, and documenting said user defined metadata in association with said presented media object..

System and method to create a media content summary based on viewer annotations

A method includes receiving, at a media server, a request to create a media content summary. The request includes a user-specified criterion.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Message content delivery based on user interactions

Individual user interactions with a social networking site, which indicate user engagement with particular commercial media content, can be tracked. User group data is generated from the user interactions.
Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

Apparatus for adapting a presentation of media content to a requesting device

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to record stereoscopic media content supplied by a multimedia system, receive from a communication device a request for the recorded stereoscopic media content, determine rendering capabilities of the communication device, generate transcoded content by transcoding the recorded stereoscopic media content according to the rendering capabilities of the communication device, and transmit to the communication device the transcoded content. Other embodiments are disclosed and contemplated..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods for crowd sourcing media content selection

There is provided a system including a memory storing an executable code and a processor executing the executable code to receive a plurality of video inputs, wherein each video input of the plurality of video inputs includes a video feed from an event, provide the plurality of video inputs to each of a plurality of media devices, receive a plurality of user video inputs each from a different one of the plurality of media devices, wherein each of the plurality of user video inputs is created using the plurality of video inputs, and stream each of the plurality of user video inputs as a separate media channel for display by a plurality of media devices.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Intelligent automated assistant for tv user interactions

Systems and processes are disclosed for controlling television user interactions using a virtual assistant. In an example process, a virtual assistant can interact with a television set-top box to control content shown on a television display.
Apple Inc.

System and effectuating fast channel change in an adaptive streaming environment

A system and method for effectuating fast channel change in an adaptive streaming environment. A plurality of adjacent channels may be predicted relative to a current streaming channel engaged by a client device.
Ericsson Television Inc

Downloading of media based on deletion of a consumed episode of the same show

The present principles of the embodiments generally relate to an apparatus and a method for downloading of media content and particularly for downloading a plurality of episodes for a show such as e.g., a television series. In one exemplary embodiment, if sufficient space is not available for the selected plurality of episodes of the show, then at least one already downloaded and watched episode of same show is deleted.
Thomson Licensing

Method and system for controlling a user receiving device using voice commands

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that performs operations including receiving one or more media processor commands generated by a voice processing system that synthesizes the one or more media processor commands according to voice data provided by a portable device by way of an adapter, and executing the one or more media processor commands to generate an updated presentation of media content. The adapter converts a first radio frequency (rf) signal to a second rf signal comprising the voice data, the first rf signal generated by the portable device according to a first rf protocol, the second rf signal conforming to a second rf protocol that differs from the first rf protocol, and the second rf signal comprising routing information to route the voice data to the voice processing system.
The Directv Group, Inc.

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine identities of one or more users in proximity to a display device and query a social graph of the social-networking system for social content associated with the determined identities. The social graph includes nodes and edges connecting the nodes.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and satellite television service with alternate delivery capabilities

A distribution system for transmitting media content programs to premises equipment via a satellite transmission path addresses signal degradation caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors. Upon detection of a degradation of the satellite signal, the system may begin transmitting the content using an alternative signal path, such as a terrestrial ip network.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Systems and methods for encoding alternative streams of video for use in adaptive bitrate streaming

Systems and methods for encoding alternative streams for use in adaptive bitrate streaming based upon the delay of each stream in accordance with embodiments of the invention are described. One embodiment of the invention includes memory, and a processor configured by a source encoding application to: receive multimedia content, where the multimedia content includes source video data having a primary resolution and a primary sample aspect ratio; and encode the source video data as a set of alternative video streams, where: the alternative video streams have different maximum bitrates; and the alternative video streams are encoded to have an upper bound seek delay that is equal to or less than the upper bound seek delay of streams in the set of alternative video streams that are encoded at a higher maximum bitrate..
Sonic Ip, Inc.

System and real-time customization and synchronization of media content

A method for customizing media content includes: receiving over a network from a client device controlled by a user, by a server-side computing device, a message or packet comprising stock media content received from a user, the message or packet further comprising customization preferences of the user obtained by the client-side customization application, the customized media content to be played by a client-side playback device in coordination with server-side playback of the stock media content by a server-side playback device; customizing the stock media content, by the server-side computing device, using the customization preferences of the user, so as to create customized media content; and streaming live over the network, by the server-side computing device, to the client device, the customized media content for playback by the client device that is substantially synchronized with playback by the server-side computing device of the stock media content.. .

System and ordering media content for shuffled playback based on user preference

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing media content to a media playback device that includes a media server. In response to the initiation by a user of the media playback device to provide media content in shuffle mode, the media server determines a set of media content items based on a context of the initiation.
Spotify Ab

Monitoring social media for breach of organizational privacy

This document describes apparatuses and techniques for monitoring social media for breach of organizational privacy. In some aspects, these techniques receive social media content from a social media site or social media stream.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Transmitting media content during instant messaging

A method implemented at a network entity during an instant messaging communication session conducted between a plurality of user terminals over a communications network, the method comprising: receiving a request over the communications network from one of said user terminals, the request comprising a uniform resource indicator that has been exchanged in an instant message during the instant messaging communication session; retrieving media content associated with the uniform resource indicator from a further network entity connected to said network; storing the retrieved media content in a data store connected to said network; and transmitting a response to said user terminal, the response comprising one of (i) at least one identifier of a location in the data store where the retrieved media content was stored; and (ii) the retrieved media content.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and load balancing based on expected latency for use in media content or other environments

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for load balancing of requests to servers based on expected latency, for use in the providing of media content or other types of data. The system comprises an access point, or other process or component, which operates as a load balancer in providing access to one or more servers, for use in processing requests at those servers.
Spotify Ab

Transmitters for optical narrowcasting

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Systems and methods for providing pixelation and depixelation animations for media content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can detect a trigger to initiate at least one of a pixelation animation or a depixelation animation for a media content item. A set of pixelated images can be generated based on a source image associated with the media content item.
Facebook, Inc.

Dynamic media content value based on predicted monetization value

Systems and methods for media content licensing are disclosed. A reception component can receive a media file and an analysis component analyzes the media file in connection with a set of quality metrics.
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 modification of online and offline business operations and marketing communications based on online consumer behavior.
Comscore, Inc.

Novel marketing, promotion & distribution system utilizing web-enabled interactive devices

The present invention is a novel marketing, promotion and distribution system utilizing web-enabled interactive devices. The invention contemplates a client creating media content that is designed to appeal to users who are equipped with such web-enabled devices.

Methods and systems for detecting topic transitions in a multimedia content

According to embodiments illustrated herein there is provided a method for detecting one or more topic transitions in a multimedia content. The method includes identifying, one or more frames from a plurality of frames of the multimedia content based on a comparison between one or more content items in a first frame of the plurality of frames, and the one or more content items in a first set of frames of the plurality of frames.
Yen4ken, Inc.

Social media content management system and method

A social media content management system coupled to a social media network includes database files and execution instructions to assemble, manage and transmit social media content. The database files store a feed content file, a social content management file, and management tables including a schedule file and an export content file.
Bundlepost Llc

Generation of media content for transmission to a device

A method can include receiving information associated with an individual. The information can include a destination and data corresponding to a past interaction between the individual and a system associated with a device.

Method and providing interactive content

Ways to provide interactive media content are described. Interactive displays (110) may include a sensing element (130) that is able to sense user movements in order to collect motion data.
Thomson Licensing

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated.
Nike, Inc.

Method and providing directional participant based image and video sharing

Methods for processing a media content are disclosed. For example, a method captures the media content, determines a direction from which the media content is captured, encrypts the media content, and sends the media content that is encrypted toward a receiving device in the direction from which the media content was captured.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Content delivery system, method, and recording medium

A content delivery method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a media playback device configured to play media content, a determination device configured to determine a cognitive state of a user in response to viewing of the media content, and an action device configured to perform an action regarding a progression of the media content played by the playback device based on the cognitive state determined by the determination device.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Aggregated control and presentation of media content from multiple sources

Systems and methods are described for aggregating media content from multiple sources for viewing on a local display or for placeshifting to a remote display. The aggregation system responds to instructions received from a remote device via the digital network to provide the video output incorporating the media content received from any of the media sources to the locally-connected display.
Sling Media Inc.

Methods and systems for cloud-based media content transcoding

An exemplary system for cloud-based media content transcoding includes a local media content server that records a media content program, divides the media content program into a plurality of program segments, generates a program segment playlist including pointers to the plurality of program segments, receives a request for a media content playback device to download the media content program, and transmits the program segment playlist to the media content playback device. The program segment playlist directs the media content playback device to request and download transcoded versions of the program segments from a cloud-based transcoding system located remotely from the local media content server.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Media processing

A method includes acquiring a media content directory on at least one media server, and identifying media description information in at least two media resource objects in the media content directory and integrating the at least two media resource objects when media resources respectively corresponding to the at least two media resource objects have same media content, so the integrated at least two media resource objects are represented by one media identifier. The method also includes sending, according to capability information of a media playback device selected by a user, a media resource address corresponding to a first media resource object to the media playback device, so the media playback device acquires and plays a media resource corresponding to the media resource address, where the first media resource object is one of the at least two media resource objects that are suitable to be played on the media playback device..
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Providing media content based on user state detection

A system includes a computing device including a processor programmed to receive data identifying a mental state of a user, the data including at least one of a user physical condition and a user communication. Based on the mental state data, the processor is programmed to assign one or more stored keywords to the user, and provide media content to the user based on the keywords assigned to the user based on the mental state data..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Systems and methods for managing content distribution to an in-transit media system

Embodiments relate to methods and systems for managing media content distribution rights to a media client on a craft to ensure that the distribution of media content items is consistent with media content distribution rights.. .
Viasat, Inc.

Method and sharing functions between devices via a network

A method of sharing a function via a network includes providing, to a first device, a device list including identification of a second device having a shared function which the first device is unable to perform, transmitting a response to the first device for authorizing a linkage with the first device, receiving multimedia content which is unplayable by the first device via the linkage, processing the multimedia content with the shared function to enable the first device to play the multimedia content, and transmitting result data comprising the processed multimedia content to the first device via the linkage.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Annotating media content for automatic content understanding

A system for annotating frames in a media stream 114 includes a pattern recognition system (prs) 108 to generate prs output metadata for a frame; an archive 106 for storing ground truth metadata (gtm); a device to merge the gtm and prs output metadata and thereby generate proposed annotation data (pad) 110; and a user interface 109 for use by the human annotator ha 118. The user interface 104 includes an editor 111 and an input device 107 used by the ha 118 to approve gtm for the frame.
Liveclips Llc

Systems and methods to play secondary media content

Systems and methods to play secondary media content include responding to a trick mode request (e.g., fast forward, rewind). A system receives a message from a device playing primary media content, and the message includes a first identifier of the primary media content, a secondary identifier of a playback direction, and a third identifier of a playback speed.
Opentv, Inc.

Methods and systems for associating media content with physical world objects

Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that allows users to associate media assets with physical objects in an augmented reality environment. Specifically, the media guidance application may recognize physical objects in an augmented reality environment and allow users to identify media assets to associate with the physical objects..
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Determining rayleigh based contextual social influence

An approach is provided for determining social influence. Measurements of social reach of social media content are determined.
International Business Machines Corporation

Actionable verifiable micro-crowd sourcing

Today crowdsourcing consists of activities which may involve large numbers of individuals but there is no social aspect to the crowdsourcing activities and poor visibility of the crowdsourced results by others. Embodiments of the invention provide an online portal supporting both mobile and non-mobile users with social media and social network visibility of the crowdsourcing being undertaken/requested by others.
Mcrowdsourcing Canada Inc.

Systems and methods of performing searches within a text input application

The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing searches and displaying results within a messaging application. A computing apparatus, which may include a touch-sensitive display, displays a user interface which includes a messaging application interface and a compact search applet interface encompassing a portion of a messaging application interface.

Adjusting media content based on collected viewer data

A system including a media device including a processor programmed to display a first media content item on a display device. The processor is further programmed to collect sensor data during display of first media content item.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

System and controlling playback of media using gestures

The playback of media by a playback device is controlled by input gestures. Each user gesture can be first broken down into a base gesture which indicates a specific playback mode.
Thomson Licensing System

Methods and systems for associating input schemes with physical world objects

Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that allows users to associate input schemes with physical objects in an augmented reality environment. Specifically, the media guidance application may recognize physical objects in an augmented reality environment and allow users to identify input schemes to associate with the physical objects, wherein the input schemes are ways in which users may control presentation of media content by interacting with the physical objects..
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Method and system for presenting media content in environment

A method for presenting media content in an environment. The method includes determining at least one display region within the environment; sending a media request based on the determined at least one display region, wherein the media request comprises a plurality of request parameters; determining at least one media content to be displayed, based on the sent media request; receiving a response including a plurality of response parameters, wherein the plurality of response parameters are associated with the at least one media content; and displaying the at least one media content on the at least one display region, based on the received response..
Hashplay Inc.

Method for obtaining in real time a user selected multimedia content part

Method for obtaining in real time a user selected multimedia content part, the multimedia content part comprising a video content, the method comprises starting from one initial video content containing frames. The method comprising a processing step comprising at least obtaining (200, 400) k duplicated video contents.
Wildmoka

Managing collections of episodic media content

A media content management system that enables users to manage media content collections is disclosed. A media device is configured to receive requests to create media content collections for particular media content and, in response, to retrieve information related to the media content, and to generate one or more interfaces displaying information about created media content collections.
Tivo Inc.

Methods and systems relating to metatags and audiovisual content

Today users are accustomed to “judging” items of media content from short abstract samples offered by service providers, media retailers/distributors, etc. And purchasing discrete portions, e.g.
Skipza Inc.

System and generating media content in evolutionary manner

The subject matter discloses a system and method for creating content in an evolutionary process derived from genetic algorithms imitating biological natural processes, and for creating new original effective content which is not based only on predefined rules.. .
Treepodia Ltd.

Systems and methods for managing delivery of media content to user communication terminals

Methods for managing delivery of media files comprise receiving, at a server, a request for delivery of a media file to a first recipient, determining that the media file lacks association with a unique identifier, storing a copy of the media file, associating a unique identifier with the media file, making available, to the first recipient, the stored copy, receiving, at the server, a second request to deliver the media file, determining that the copy of the media file is associated with the unique identifier, and making available, to a second recipient, the stored copy. Related methods for managing delivery of media files comprises determining, by execution of instructions by a processor, that user input received at a communication terminal specifies a media file, determining that the media file is identified by a unique identifier; and transmitting, to a server, a message comprising the message content and the unique identifier..
Vonage Network Llc

Method and system for sharing media content between several users

The sharing of media contents between users is implemented in the context of a media content exchange whose topic is media content. Users may contribute by adding contribution media contents that forms a contribution to the topic relatively to a portion of the topic media content.
Alkymia

Apparatus and multimedia content transmissions in multi-channel wireless networks

Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for encoding and transmitting video or multimedia content in wireless communications networks. The methods include encoding a block of input symbols using upper layer rateless forward error correction (fec) codes to generate a plurality of encoded packets.

Digital media content extraction and natural language processing system

An automated lesson generation learning system extracts text-based content from a digital programming file. The system parses the extracted content to identify one or more topics, parts of speech, named entities and/or other material in the content.
Wespeke, Inc.

Adding paid links to media captions in a social networking system

An online system enables users to post media content items, comprising images or videos, for display to other users of the system. The online system receives media content from a posting user that is associated with a caption including text content.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and combining real-time behavior data with previously-modeled data to prioritize media content

A method for combining real-time behavior data with previously-modeled data to prioritize media content is provided. The method includes: receiving at least one of a unique customer identification code data and a third party advertisement provider identification code data associated with a user from a content webpage with which the user is interacting; determining if the unique customer identification code or the third party advertisement provider identification code is known by a third party advertisement provider; determining if the content webpage exists with at least one associated key lifestyle indicator data that includes information indicative of the at least one characteristic of the user; obtaining a key lifestyle indicator data list associated with the content webpage; updating the key lifestyle indicator list with the key lifestyle indicators of the content webpage; and presenting updated media content on the content webpage based on the updated key lifestyle indicator list..
Segmint Inc.

Media content advertisement system based on a ranking of a segment of the media content and user interest

Systems and methods for matching advertising to segments of media content based at least in part on rank and user interest are disclosed herein. In an aspect, the media content segments can be ranked based at least in part on the user interest.
Google Inc.

Predicting media content items in a dynamic interface

Various embodiments relate generally to a system, a device and a method for expression-based retrieval of expressive media content. A request may be received to search for content items in a media content management system.
Tenor, Inc.

System and providing a context-aware personalized blogging agent

A mobile multimedia content aggregation and dissemination platform is provided that aims to automate the creation, collection, aggregation, and dissemination of rss and non-rss information for and to interested parties. This platform may be used for the construction of a personalized blogging agent as well as for a personalized news aggregator..
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

Methods and apparatus to play and control playing of media content in a web page

Methods and apparatus to play and control playing of media content in a web page are disclosed. In one example, a method of monitoring media content in a web page loads a web page containing a media player and media content, processes an image of the web page to determine a control associated with the media player, and monitors the media content based on the control..
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated.
Nike, Inc.

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated.
Nike, Inc.

Media content delivery over a wireless network

A method sending a first data burst from a base station via a wireless network to a communication device. The first data burst includes a first portion of media content.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Automated identification of video program content

Various systems, devices and methods automatically identify advertisements or other portions of television or other media content prior to broadcast using automated content analysis. Information about identified content may be used for any number of different purposes, including advertisement identification; advertisement replacement; second screen browsing or augmentation of identified content; tracking of times or places that ads or other content are viewed; and many others..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

System and layered delivery of media content quality

A method in a server for providing various internet protocol television signal qualities involves an iptv signal having a first signal quality that is transmitted over a first network connection to a first device. A request to receive the iptv signal over a second network connection at a second device with the iptv signal having a second signal quality is received.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Distribution management for media content assets

A method, system, and framework provide the ability to distribute media content. Title information for a media asset is acquired into a computer database.
Premiere Digital Services, Inc.

Methods and systems for controlling media display in a smart media display environment

A method is implemented on a casting device to enable a follow-me mode in which the casting device controls display of media content on an output device coupled to the casting device. The casting device detects a client device associated with the casting device, and determines a proximity of the client device.
Google Inc.

Methods and systems for automatic media output based on user proximity

This application discloses a method implemented on a casting device to control display of media content on an output device coupled to the casting device. After it is determines that the output device operates at an inactive state, the casting device detects a client device associated with the casting device, and determines a proximity of the client device, including determining whether the client device is within a proximity threshold from the casting device.
Google Inc.

Method of access to multimedia content protected by a terminal

A method for accessing protected multimedia includes receiving an encrypted fragment of the multimedia content and receiving a key for decrypting it, using the key to decrypt the fragment, thereby obtaining an unscrambled fragment, replacing original bits of the unscrambled fragment with different substituted bits to obtain a modified fragment, and reconstructing the modified fragment is reconstructed by replacing substituted bits of the extracted modified fragment with the original bits. The resulting reconstructed fragment is then decoded and the resulting decoded fragment is sent to a multimedia appliance to be enjoyed by a human viewer..
Viaccess

Methods and systems for efficient routing of multicast media content by data routers at end user premises

An exemplary data router may receive from a client device a request to access a multicast packet stream corresponding to a media content channel. The data router may access the multicast packet stream, which may include a plurality of bit rate profiles each including a plurality of data packets representing a component of the media content channel transferred at a particular bit rate.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Seamless playback of composite media

A streaming composition system is described herein that provides easy workflow and playback capabilities for content producers to create composite media assets from existing and on-going media content and for streaming clients to seamlessly playback composite multimedia streams provided from different sources. These assets provide broadcasters an option to quickly turn around highlights for an on-going event.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.

Method and system for providing haptic effects based on information complementary to multimedia content

The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for providing haptic effects based on information complementary to multimedia content. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of receiving multimedia data comprising multimedia content and complementary data, wherein the complementary data describes the multimedia content, determining a haptic effect based at least in part on the complementary data, and outputting the haptic effect while playing the multimedia content..
Immersion Corporation

Reviewing messages presented during a stream of media content

A content server generates an ad review display that allows users to review previously-presented ads. The content server provides a stream of media content to a client device for presentation to a user of the client device, and generates an ordered list comprising ad tiles corresponding to ads presented to the user with the stream of media content.
Pandora Media, Inc.

Methods and systems for building a media clip

A method of building a media clip based on at least internet content includes extracting relevant text content from the internet content, and relevant media content from the internet content and/or from other sources of content, wherein the extraction of the relevant media content is based on at least the extracted text content, and/or the extraction of the relevant text content is based on at least the extracted media content, and building a media clip representing the internet content based on at least part of the relevant text content and the relevant media content. A method of training a system for building a media clip based on at least internet content takes into account the user input..

Decrypting content protected with initialization vector manipulation

Disclosed are various embodiments for generating encrypted media content items as well as decrypting encrypted media content items. A content type is embedded in an initialization vector corresponding to an encrypted sample.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing contextual messages for media contents

There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to stream a media content for playback to a first media device for viewing by a first user, receive, while streaming the media content, an input from the first media device indicating an insertion point in the media content selected by the first user for inserting a contextual message provided by the first user, receive the contextual message from the first media device, stream the media content for playback to a second media device for viewing by a second user, and deliver the contextual message to the second media device for viewing by the second user when streaming the media content to the second media device reaches the insertion point. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

System and methods thereof for recommending tags for multimedia content elements based on context

A system and method for recommending tags for a multimedia content element to be tagged. The method includes obtaining a plurality of signatures for the multimedia content element to be tagged, wherein each of the generated signatures represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata representing the concept; correlating between the plurality of signatures to determine at least one context of the multimedia content element to be tagged; searching for at least one contextually related multimedia content element, wherein each contextually related multimedia content element matches at least one of the determined at least one context; and identifying at least one tag, wherein each identified tag is associated with at least one of the at least one contextually related multimedia content element; generating a recommendation including the identified at least one tag..
Cortica, Ltd.

Media table for a digital document

A media table can be created by searching a digital document to identify media content within the digital document in a format associated with a client device and creating a media table containing a view of each of the identified media content.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Methods, systems, and media for authenticating a connection between a user device and a streaming media content device

Mechanisms for authenticating a connection between a user device and a streaming media content device comprising: identifying a collection of candidate streaming media content devices based on beacon(s) detected by a user device; receiving an indication that one of the content devices is to be selected for connection to the user device; transmitting instructions to the content devices to broadcast a signal, wherein the signal broadcast by each of the content devices contains a value that indicates an identity of the content device; receiving, from the user device, an audio signal that includes a detected signal; processing the audio signal to extract the value indicating the identity of a particular content device associated with the detected signal contained in the received audio signal; identifying the particular content device based on the determined value; and transmitting an indication that the user device and the particular content device are authenticated to communicate.. .
Google Inc.

Media content sharing method and apparatus

Embodiments of the present invention provide a media content sharing method and apparatus. The media content sharing method includes: using, by a first device, a private sharing mode, and acquiring first private information corresponding to the private sharing mode; and sending or displaying, by the first device, the first private information to a second device, so that the second device acquires the first private information and acquires shared media content of the first device according to the first private information..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for adjusting audio based on ambient sounds

There is provided a system for use in an environment, the system comprising a microphone, a plurality of speakers, a memory storing an executable code, and a processor executing the executable code to receive a media content including an audio component, play the audio component of the media content over at least one of the plurality of speakers, detect, while playing the audio component, an ambient sound in the environment using the microphone, and adjust playing of the audio component of the media content for the at least one of the plurality of speakers based on the ambient sound in the environment.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

System and methods for analyzing content engagement in conjunction with social media

Various embodiments disclose a system and methods for media content analysis based at least in part upon social media data. In some embodiments, a computer system may determine a viewership associated with a selected piece of televised content such as a television show or advertisement.
Rentrak Corporation

Dynamic media content output for mobile devices

Embodiments of mechanisms for dynamic media content type streaming management for mobile devices are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the mobile device may receive selection input pertaining to generating output from a media file containing at least two of audio data, video data, and closed-captioning data, the selection input selecting at least one of audio, video, and closed-captioning to be output during play of the media content.
Intel Corporation

Display device and operating method thereof

A display device includes: a wireless communication unit configured to communicate to perform a screen mirroring function with a mobile terminal; a display unit configured to display a screen of the mobile terminal through the screen mirroring function; and a control unit configured to control the wireless communication unit and the display unit. If the mobile terminal receives a notification, while displaying a media content being played by the mobile terminal, the control unit displays a notification icon for representing that the notification is received..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Group editing of media content stored on wireless portable devices

The invention provides for the communicating and editing of media files in wireless portable devices. The invention enables a user to manipulate displayed media content and other types of information stored in a personal media device.
Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.

Providing secondary media content via a subdivision of a picture area

The invention relates to a method and system to communicate primary and secondary content streams to at least one remote unit, for example, via a television channel in a targeted television environment. The secondary content stream comprises a plurality of tertiary content streams (e.g., video streams) providing commercials, advertisements or any other content.
Opentv, Inc.

Online media content distribution with associated transactions

An online media content distribution framework for sharing media content over a network and for coordinating transactions associated with the shared media content, the framework executed on a computer system using instructions stored on a storage to: register a plurality of content consumers as members of the framework by creating a respective profile account for each content consumer of the plurality of content consumers, each respective profile account including respective member information including respective member identification (id) and consumer transaction account information; register a content provider as member of the framework by creating a respective profile account for the content provider including a respective member id and provider transaction account information; receive a broadcast session request over the network from the content provider including the media content via a provider client application coupled to the framework; broadcast the media content to the plurality of content consumers over the network for display on respective consumer computer user interfaces via respective consumer client applications coupled to the framework; receive a transaction amount from one or more of the plurality of content consumers, the transaction amount resulting from activation of a transaction control displayed by the consumer client application on the consumer computer interface, the transaction control associated with the media content and including a displayed transaction amount representing the transaction amount; and send over the network a transaction request for settlement to a transaction platform, the transaction request including the transaction amount, the provider transaction account information and the consumer transaction account information from the one or more of the plurality of content consumers.. .

Provision of supplemental processing information

Supplemental processing information defining post-decoding instructions for processing decoded media content is co-organized in a file together with a pseudo-identifier of a media codec employed for encoding the media content. The co-organization trigger abortion of decoding of the media content by a legacy media terminal that does not recognize the pseudo-identifier but enables decoding of the media content by a media terminal that recognizes the pseudo-identifier to thereby enable post-decoding processing of the decoded media content using the supplemental processing information.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Methods and systems for management of video and ring tones among mobile devices

Provided herein are methods and systems for a sender-controlled contact media content type that can be sent among mobile devices, including addressing the contacts systems and methods of such devices to provide rich interactions among users upon the occurrence of contact events.. .
Vyng, Inc.

Authorizing transaction on a shared device using a personal device

Methods and computer systems are used to authorize a transaction. In one aspect, the method includes, at a computer system with one or more processors and memory, receiving a message requesting a transaction of a first media content for display on the public display; detecting one or more devices in proximity to the first device; selecting a second device from the detected one or more devices based on a match of a first user account between the second device and the first device; sending a request for authorizing the transaction to the selected second device; receiving a response to the request for authorizing the transaction from the selected second device; and completing the transaction on the first device using transaction information of the first user account and stored at the first device..
Google Inc.

Method and device for encrypting and decrypting multimedia content

The present disclosure relates to a 5th-generation (5g) or pre-5g communication system to be provided to support a higher data rate than a 4th-generation (4g) communication system like long term evolution (lte). The present invention provides a method for encrypting a multimedia content comprising: encrypting multimedia contents including a plurality of variants and a plurality of samples; and transmitting the encrypted multimedia contents, wherein the plurality of variants correspond to the samples included in the multimedia contents, respectively, and are configured with reference to a predetermined number of samples, and each of the plurality of variants is configured with reference to a combination of different samples..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Media recognition and synchronisation to a motion signal

The present document describes a device and method for synchronizing a motion signal corresponding to a media content with a media signal for the media content, the motion signal being for controlling a motion feedback system. The method comprises: receiving a portion of the media signal; obtaining a fingerprint corresponding to the received portion of the media signal; from reference fingerprints associated with time positions of at least one reference media content, identifying a reference time position of the media content corresponding to the obtained fingerprint; obtaining the motion signal associated with the identified reference time position of the media content; and outputting the motion signal synchronized with the media signal using the identified reference time position of the media content for controlling the motion feedback system..
D-box Technologies Inc.

Pushing content to digital frames based on personal artistic taste

Digital media content is provided to users based on assumptions about their personal artistic tastes that may be made based on the interactions of the users with objects in the environment. Particular objects are determined to be of interest based on the interaction of the user with the artwork through data collected on site and then provided to a remote server.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems methods devices circuits and associated computer executable code for taste profiling of internet users

Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, circuits, and associated computer executable code for taste profiling of internet or network users. A user events analysis server filters out vast amounts of irrelevant data, hard to isolate in conventional methods, and extracts valuable data from web-browsing or networking events.
Jinni Media Ltd.

System and proximity-based personalized content recommendations

Systems and methods for generating and outputting personalized content recommendations are provided. When it is determined that two or more users are in close proximity to each other, the two or more users' respective media content libraries may be compared.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Event-related media management system

An event-related media management system contextualizes media content. The event-related media management system associates media content with contextual event-related data to associate the media content with the events and information about the events.
Uberfan, Llc

Techniques to modify a document using a latent transfer surface

Techniques to modify a document using a latent transfer surface are described. An apparatus may comprise a document editing subsystem comprising a transfer surface creation module operative to embed a latent transfer surface in the document.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Methods and systems for managing media content of a webpage

A method to couple a media content with a browser to enable the browser and web page to be aware of the interactions performed by the user on the pop-up window. The method of coupling enables the browser to render even a media source extension (mse) video on the pop-up window ensuring browser's capability to track user interactions on the pop-up window..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and providing information matching a user's stated preferences

A location-based and preference-based system and method for matching media content about persons, places and things with the expressed preferences of mobile users to notify users about and provide users with access to media content about persons, places and things that match the user's expressed preferences. The system thus provides information such as stories or articles that match the user's interests and relate to their location.
Chemtron Research Llc

Identifying a point of view of media content and distributing the media content based on the identified point of view

A method for processing media content is described. The method includes steps of receiving via a wireless network and at a content processing server media content of an activity captured by a mobile device; identifying a location of the mobile device and a location of the activity; and identifying a point of view characteristic of the received media content based on the location of the mobile device and the location of the activity.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

System and testing and certification of media devices for use within a connected media environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for testing and certification of media devices for use within a connected media environment. A testing device includes an input mechanism, for example a microphone, and a plurality of test files.
Spotify Ab

Computing system with content-characteristic-based trigger feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, media content; (ii) generating, by the computing system, a fingerprint of a portion of the received media content; (iii) determining, by the computing system, that the received media content has a predefined characteristic; (iv) responsive to determining that the received media content has the predefined characteristic, transmitting, by the computing system, the generated fingerprint to a content identification server to identify the portion of the received media content; and (v) performing an action based on the identified portion of media content.. .
Gracenote, Inc.

Controlling display of media content

Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for controlling display of media content. An embodiment operates by receiving a selection of media content for playback, presenting interstitial media content on a first device prior to playing the media content, transmitting an option to skip the interstitial media content to a second device, receiving a request to skip the interstitial media content from the second device, stopping presentation of the interstitial media content on the first device, and presenting the selected media content on the first device..
Roku, Inc.

Systems and methods of providing modified media content

A method includes receiving, at a content server from a media device, a request for media content at a first playback rate. The media content is available to the content server at a second playback rate that is different from the first playback rate.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Methods and apparatus to distribute media content

Methods and apparatus to distribute media content are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a client interface to receive a request from a wireless communication device for authorization to present media, the media received at the wireless communication device in an encrypted format.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

System and personalizing playback content through interaction with a playback device

User interfaces associated with devices and applications for distributing digital media content are described. A user interface may be provided that includes a favorites selection button allowing a user to identify selected media tracks and/or associated artists to be played more frequently.
Slacker, Inc.

Acquisition, recovery, and matching of unique information from file-based media for automated file detection

A media fingerprint archive system generates and archives media fingerprints from second media content portions such as commercials. A downstream media measurement system can extract/derive query fingerprints from an incoming signal, and query the media fingerprint archive system whether any of the query fingerprints matches any archived fingerprints.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

Edge media router device for facilitating distribution and delivery of media content having end-to-end encryption

A system and method for facilitating content delivery with end-to-end encryption in a network architecture using a common intermediary mezzanine distribution format (cmzf). An edge media router (emr) device is provided in one embodiment that is configured to receive a media content asset packaged in a cmzf container structure, wherein the media content asset is provided as cmzf-formatted media content in a cmzf stream scheme.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Advance decryption key acquisition for streaming media content

Various arrangements are presented for reducing channel change times. A first tuner of a television receiver may tune to a decryption key transponder stream.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Computing system with channel-change-based trigger feature

In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, media content; (ii) generating, by the computing system, a fingerprint of the received media content; (iii) determining, by the computing system, that a channel-change operation was performed; (iv) responsive to determining that the channel-change operation was performed, transmitting, by the computing system, the generated fingerprint to a content identification server to identify the received media content; and (v) performing an action based on the identified media content.. .
Gracenote, Inc.

Methods, systems, and products for control of devices

Methods, systems, and products control external devices during presentation of multimedia content. When a description of the multimedia content is received, the description may include control data for controlling a device.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Apparatus and delivering media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a mobile communication device, having a controller to capture media content and transmit the media content to a media server with a request for distribution of the media content to one or more targeted recipients according to a user profile associated with the mobile communication device that is stored in the media server, where a format of the media content is adjusted by the media server based at least in part on the user profile. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information

A system comprises television equipment and a number of portable electronic devices. The television equipment includes a large display and control circuitry.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Content-adaptive digital content adjustment method and system

Disclosed herein is a content-adaptive digital media content adjustment system, method and architecture. Playback rate of a media content item comprising audio and video content can be increased by removing a portion of the content item's audio content and a corresponding portion of the content item's video content.
Yahoo! Inc.

Media distribution with sample variants for normalized encryption

A media distribution system and method with sample variants for normalized encryption involves encrypting a main track of a media content asset using a first encryption scheme and encrypting a sample variant track of the media content asset using a second encryption scheme, and performing at least one of: storing the encrypted main track and encrypted sample variant track of the media content asset packaged in a storage format, and transmitting the encrypted main track and the encrypted sample variant track in a distribution container format to an edge media router (emr) device configured to repackage the media content asset into a delivery container format without reencrypting the media content asset.. .
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Facilitating multimedia information delivery through a uav network

Embodiments are provided for deliver multimedia information to a transportation apparatus through a uav network. After the transportation apparatus enters an area, one or more uavs may be configured to capture one or more images of an interior of the transportation apparatus.

Systems and methods for enhancing media with optically narrowcast content

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Graphical user interface optical narrowcasting

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Containerized software for virally copying from one endpoint to another

A method, system and computer readable medium include objects with media content. The method includes receiving, at one or more servers, a request for the media content to be displayed at an endpoint.
Cinsay, Inc.

System for providing efficient delivery of media content to the masses

A system for providing efficient delivery of media content to the masses is disclosed. In particular, the system may include receiving requests for content from a plurality of user devices.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods for ad-hoc networking in an optical narrowcasting system

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Systems and methods for ad-hoc networking in an optical narrowcasting system

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Systems and methods for tiling optically narrowcast signals

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Receivers for optical narrowcasting

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Apparatus and managing a social network

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect one or more user-generated comments from each of a plurality of computing devices, detect a correlation in the one or more user-generated comments collected from the plurality of computing devices, and establish a social network between the plurality of computing devices according to the detected correlation. The one or more user-generated comments can be temporally associated with media content presented at the plurality of computing devices.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Three dimensional web crawler

The invention is a computer process in which a web crawler or other type of search process views visual media files on the world wide web, and initially scans or downloads the files contained in html or otherwise backend internet web site files. The process identifies objects in the visual media content as being mass production items, and places the said shape or object into a series of hierarchical shape categories using product identifying attributes or features.

System and providing sideband advertising

A system and method of embedding a sideband content, including sideband advertising, in a main content is disclosed. The method includes the steps of preparing the main content, preparing the sideband content, and merging the sideband content in the main content such that the sideband content is embedded non-intrusively in the main content.

Intelligent digital media content creator influence assessment

In accordance with one embodiment, a market influence analysis engine assesses the potential market influence of digital media content items and/or the influence of associated content creators. The market influence analysis engine identifies digital media content items associated with at least one user-provided content descriptor, sorts the identified digital media content items into different groups such that the digital media content items in each group are associated with a different one of the plurality of content creators.
Broadbandtv, Corp.

Optical narrowcasting augmented reality

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Automated effects generation for animated content

Various embodiments relate generally to a system, a device and a method for automating effects generation for media content. A media content item is received in a media content management system.
Tenor, Inc.

Systems and methods involving integration/creation of search results media modules

Provided herein are mixed-media modules with functional layers that can be used to provided additional information to targeted audience. Systems and methods are disclosed for performing processing involved with search, such as processing search information to return search results.
Yahoo! Inc

System and recommending trending content based on context

A system and method for recommending trending content based on context. The method includes receiving a query, wherein the query indicates a user intent; searching in at least one data source for a plurality of multimedia content elements related to the user intent; generating at least one signature for each of the plurality of multimedia content elements, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is a collection of signatures and metadata describing the concept; correlating the concepts of the generated signatures to determine at least one context of each multimedia content element, wherein each context represents a sentiment; and generating, based on the determined contexts, a recommendation of at least one multimedia content element from among the plurality of multimedia content elements..
Cortica, Ltd.

Software-application initiation

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for triggering (i.e., initiating, launching, or running) a software application (e.g., an interactive game application) or other computer program or application on a user device (e.g., a computer, etc.) based on multimedia content being provided to (e.g., displayed on) a different user device (e.g., a different computer, a television, etc.). The methods may comprise displaying, using a first device, multimedia content.
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Technologies for streaming device role reversal

Technologies for streaming device role reversal include a source computing device and a destination computing device coupled via a communication channel. The source computing device and destination computing device are each configured to support role reversal.

Network address translator (nat) traversal for out of home streaming

A system, method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to configuring out-of-home streaming between a mobile device and a set top box (stb). Internet connectivity establishment (ice) agents, installed on the mobile device and the stb, determine telemetry information via communication with network address translator (nat) servers.
The Directv Group, Inc.

Method and sharing media content

A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a plurality of operating commands for controlling a first presentation of media content by a first media processor device at a first display device to generate a first viewing experience and transmitting the playback file to a second media processor device via a first network, where a second presentation of the media content by the second media processor device at a second display device according to the plurality of operating commands of the playback file recreates the first viewing experience at the second display device and where the first and second media processor devices are members of the first network based upon common membership in a social media network by a first subscriber associated with the first media processor device and a second subscriber associated with the second media processor device. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Content access control

In one embodiment, a method for controlling access to media content includes defining a viewing profile for at least one viewing user according to a multiplicity of attributes associated with the media content, assigning allowable limits to the multiplicity of attributes in the viewing profile, where each of the allowable limits indicates a rating limit for one of the multiplicity of attributes, receiving attribute ratings associated with a media content item, where each of the attribute ratings is associated with one of the multiplicity of attributes, determining viewing permissibility for the media content item by the at least one viewing user by comparing the attribute ratings with the allowable limits, and based on the viewing permissibility, allowing or disallowing the at least one viewing user to view the media content item... .
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Audio/video processing unit, speaker, speaker stand, and associated functionality

A method and/or system for assigning an icon to a multimedia content source is provided. The method may include obtaining, at an audio/video processing device, an identifier for the multimedia content source, using the identifier to locate an icon, and displaying the icon at an output device..
Pwv Inc

Video frame bookmarking user interface component

A method, system, computer program product, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to bookmark a frame of media content. A media content user interface component that controls playback of the media content in a media player is activated.
The Directv Group, Inc.

Methods and systems for adaptive content delivery

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of streaming media content over a network involves obtaining, at a client device coupled to the network from a device coupled to the network, a prioritized list of a plurality of content delivery sources on the network, selecting, by a media player at the client device, a first content delivery source of the plurality of content delivery sources based at least in part on the prioritized list, and requesting, by the media player, the media content from the first content delivery source via the network..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Methods and systems for assisted content delivery

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of assisted streaming of media content over a network involves detecting, by a media player at a client device coupled to the network, a first condition with respect to streaming the media content, and in response to the first condition, requesting, by the media player, a first portion of the media content from a first content delivery source on the network.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Handling of multimedia content

There is provided handling multimedia content. Clients participating in a multimedia communications session are identified.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Identifying media on a mobile device

Disclosed is a method of associating, at a secondary device, secondary media content with primary media content being output at a primary device. The method includes receiving, at the secondary device, first information based upon the primary content being output at the primary device, wherein the first information includes at least one of an audio and a visual signal, determining at the secondary device second information corresponding to the first information, receiving at the secondary device one or more portions of secondary media content that have been made available by a third device, determining at the secondary device whether one or more of the portions of the secondary media content match one or more portions of the second information, and taking at least one further action upon determining that there is a match..
Google Technology Holdings Llc

Remote storage digital video recorder streaming and related methods

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming or otherwise delivering media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of streaming media content over a network using a rs-dvr system involves receiving, at the rs-dvr system, a request for a portion of the media content from a media player on a client device via the network, receiving, at the rs-dvr system, the portion of the media content from an origin server on the network, buffering the portion of the media content at the rs-dvr system, and transmitting the portion of the media content to the media player on the client device.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Dynamic content delivery routing and related methods and systems

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of streaming media content over a network involves transmitting one or more portions of the media content to a client device via a delivery route between a content delivery source and the network, determining a performance metric associated with the transmitting of the one or more portions via the delivery route, and dynamically adjusting the delivery route between the content delivery source and the network based at least in part on the performance metric..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.



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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