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Distributed live multimedia switching mechanism and network

Multifunction multimedia device

Time varying evaluation of multimedia content

Date/App# patent app List of recent Multimedia-related patents
08/14/14
20140230005
 Method and system for media processor patent thumbnailMethod and system for media processor
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presentation device having a controller that performs operations including enabling a supply of power to a portable battery operated device from a presentation port where the presentation port is a high definition multimedia interface port by trickle charging a rechargeable battery of the portable battery operated device through the presentation port, and receiving from the portable battery operated device an audio-visual signal for presentation at the presentation device through the presentation port. Other embodiments are disclosed..
08/14/14
20140229977
 Distributed live multimedia switching mechanism and network patent thumbnailDistributed live multimedia switching mechanism and network
A method includes discovering live video feeds. The discovered live feeds are presented on a website.
08/14/14
20140229969
 Multifunction multimedia device patent thumbnailMultifunction multimedia device
A method for interpreting messages, user-defined alert conditions, voice commands and performing an action in response is described. A method for annotating media content is described.
08/14/14
20140229963
 Time varying evaluation of multimedia content patent thumbnailTime varying evaluation of multimedia content
Methods, systems, devices and computer program products are provided to facilitate enhanced use and interaction with multimedia content that is based on a time-varying evaluation of the multimedia content. While a content is being presented on a first device, timing information identifying temporal locations of segments of the content within a content timeline are extracted.
08/14/14
20140229829
 Device and method for controlling playback of digital multimedia data as well as a corresponding computer-readable storage medium and a corresponding computer program patent thumbnailDevice and method for controlling playback of digital multimedia data as well as a corresponding computer-readable storage medium and a corresponding computer program
A device for controlling playback of digital multimedia data is proposed, which comprises at least one touch sensitive means for data input and data output. The device is configured for displaying in the means for data input and data output a representation of at least a part of the multimedia data and at least one marker for indicating a position within the multimedia data for starting playback, where at least a part of the markers each has assigned a region of the representation, and for playing back, in response to a touch gesture, the multimedia data, where the touch gesture contacts a region, and where the playback starts from a position indicated by the marker, which has assigned the contacted region..
08/14/14
20140229819
 Declaratively responding to state changes in an interactive multimedia environment patent thumbnailDeclaratively responding to state changes in an interactive multimedia environment
Using declarative language application instructions, actions associated with playing interactive content of an interactive multimedia presentation are triggered based on a state change of a particular media object. Certain application instructions specify the characteristic of the media object, while other application instructions specify the actions associated with playing the interactive content (for example, when media objects are renderable, event generation, script execution, or changes in variables) based on a state change of the characteristic.
08/14/14
20140229588
 Configuration recommendation for a home device patent thumbnailConfiguration recommendation for a home device
A method for providing a configuration recommendation to a first home device (201) in a home network, the method comprising the steps of: detecting (101a, 101b), at a multimedia gateway (210), a change in the first home device; sending (102, 103, 105), from the gateway to a home device configuration recommender (223), data indicative of the change; requesting and receiving (104b, 106b), at the home device configuration recommender (223), data representing capabilities of a plurality of home devices; comparing (107) the data representing capabilities with the data indicative of the change, for determining a suitable configuration recommendation for the first home device; and sending (108, 109, 110), from the home device configuration recommender (223) via the multimedia gateway (210) to the first home device (201), data representing the suitable configuration recommendation. A system and computer readable medium is also described..
08/14/14
20140229472
 Method and device for enriching a multimedia content defined by a timeline and by a chronological text description patent thumbnailMethod and device for enriching a multimedia content defined by a timeline and by a chronological text description
So that at least the part of the text document is automatically synchronized with the timeline of the multimedia content, the chronological text description being itself synchronized with the timeline.. .
08/14/14
20140229396
 System and method for providing applicant specific premium candidate profiles patent thumbnailSystem and method for providing applicant specific premium candidate profiles
The present invention generally relates to employment web services. Specifically, this invention relates to a web-based system and method for providing applicant specific premium candidate profiles.
08/14/14
20140226955
 Generating a sequence of video clips based on meta data patent thumbnailGenerating a sequence of video clips based on meta data
A method of generating a sequence of video clips based on metadata is provided herein. The method includes receiving a plurality of multimedia files, wherein each one of the multimedia files is associated with kinematic data related to a capturing of each one of the multimedia files, and a key moment being a time stamp indicated by a user; obtaining a displaying order of the multimedia files; applying a decision function, wherein the decision function receives as an input the plurality of multimedia files, the respective key moments, the displaying order, and the kinematic data and determines as an output, for each one of the multimedia files, a start point and an end point, wherein the start point and end point of each one of the multimedia files are determined, at least partially, on relations between snap shot moments and kinematic data of the plurality of multimedia files..
08/14/14
20140226852
Methods and systems for multimedia trajectory annotation
A system and method of providing annotated trajectories by receiving image frames from a video camera and determining a location based on the image frames from the video camera. The system and method can further include the steps of determining that the location is associated with a preexisting annotation and displaying the preexisting annotation.
08/14/14
20140226848
Removable speaker structure for electronic device
The present invention provides a removable speaker structure for electronic device, which uses the space for the optical disk drives in electronic devices such as notebook computers or in docking stations. After removing the optical disk drive, the removable speaker can be placed.
08/14/14
20140226711
System and method for self-adaptive streaming of multimedia content
The embodiment provides a method for transmitting optimal video over a network channel. The method includes coding a video into a plurality of frames, estimating bandwidth associated with the network channel, and determining whether the estimated bandwidth associated with the network channel reaches a bandwidth threshold.
08/14/14
20140226710
Transmitting apparatus, receiving apparatus, and transceiving method therefor
A transmitting apparatus includes a down-scaler configured to down-scale multimedia data; a first encoder configured to encode the down-scaled multimedia data; a first transmitter configured to transmit the encoded multimedia data through a first transmitting network; a decoder configured to decode the encoded multimedia data; an up-scaler configured to up-scale the decoded multimedia data; a restoration data generator configured to generate restoration data using the up-scaled multimedia data; a second encoder configured to encode the restoration data; and a second transmitter configured to transmit the encoded restoration data through a second transmitting network.. .
08/14/14
20140226657
Method of exchanging information relating to rich communication services
Exchanging information with the second device via the core network and using the identifier of the second device, which information relates to the capacity of the first and/or second device to support at least one rich communication multimedia service.. .
08/14/14
20140226628
Multi-mode mobile telephone terminal allowing the transfer of a telephone call from one wireless network to another
A multimode mobile telephone terminal (t1) allowing the transfer of a telephone call from one wireless network to another, comprising: an interface (csi) for supporting circuit-switched calls, an interface (psi) for supporting packet-switched calls, a call transfer manager (hom) for deciding on call transfers, an access monitor (acm) for activating or deactivating the devices (d1-d4, . .
08/14/14
20140226561
Method and apparatus for video or multimedia content delivery
Embodiments of the claimed subject matter provide a method and apparatus for video or multimedia content delivery. One embodiment of the method includes bypassing, at a base station, forwarding one or more packets in response to receiving one or more reset messages indicating that user equipment has terminated a communication session associated with the packet(s).
08/14/14
20140226545
Suppressing camel service invocation for diverting users
A method is provided for establishing a new communication leg of a communication session in an ip multimedia subsystem, ims, network architecture that includes camel services. The method enables ims network nodes to selectively invoke or suppress invocation of camel services based on signaling received in sip requests..
08/14/14
20140226535
Methods and apparatus for configuring and implementing ip multimedia subsystem supplementary services
According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a method of operating an application server (as) that implements an ip multimedia subsystem (ims) supplementary service for a user. The method comprises configuring a rule for the user, the rule having a condition that defines a session initiation protocol (sip) header field and defines a value of the sip header field that must be matched by a sip message in order to meet the condition.
08/14/14
20140225845
Device and method for controlling playback of digital multimedia data as well as a corresponding computer-readable storage medium and a corresponding computer program
For switching the modus of the first portion, when the marker is moved by user input.. .
08/14/14
20140225714
Interactive system for an apparatus rendering multimedia content, device and methods therefore
Interactive system for a device releasing multimedia content, associated device and methods. The invention relates to an interactive system (s) for a device including a control unit (ucd), means for releasing multimedia content (md), with the control unit (ucd) cooperating with said means for providing the control thereof.
08/07/14
20140223501
Wireless communication channel operation method and system of portable terminal
A wireless communication channel operation method and a system of the portable terminal for preventing data loss when switching between different wireless video transmission modes are provided. The method includes transmitting multimedia data to a recipient terminal on a communication channel of a second transmission mode in a wireless video transmission mode, the wireless video transmission mode supporting a first and second transmission modes, receiving buffer state information from the recipient terminal, pausing, when a request for switching to the first transmission mode is detected, transmission of the multimedia data to the recipient terminal, determining the buffer state information, waiting, when the buffer state information indicates presence of multimedia data in a reception buffer of the reception terminal, for completion of playing of the multimedia data in the reception buffer, and switching to the first transmission mode after the multimedia data in the reception buffer is played completely..
08/07/14
20140223500
Method and system for transmitting wirelessly video in portable terminal
A method and a system for transmitting a video wirelessly in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes connecting a data channel to transmit a multimedia data and a control channel to transmit a control command when activating a wireless video transmission mode which may transmit the multimedia data wirelessly, and transmitting a transmission requested multimedia data to a reception terminal through the data channel when transmission of the multimedia data is requested, and transmitting a current volume information to the reception terminal through the control channel..
08/07/14
20140223480
Ranking user search and recommendation results for multimedia assets using metadata analysis
Methods and system for presenting a user with multimedia digital content available to and having a high correlation of potential viewing interest to the user, comprises determining which multimedia assets are available to the user; ranking the available multimedia assets as a correlation between the user's interests and demographic information and metadata associated with each multimedia asset. Higher ranking and relevance of each respective multimedia asset is indicative of a higher likelihood of viewing interest to the user.
08/07/14
20140223459
Method and system for tracking and managing playback of multimedia content
A system and method for tracking and managing playback of advertisements is disclosed. The system includes a processor configured to process the multimedia content, including advertisements, and generate a video signature/audio signature corresponding to the multimedia content.
08/07/14
20140223302
Adding media to a locker
A method for uploading content to a server may include associating an identifier and a trigger with a digital audio item uploaded to the server for inclusion into a digital multimedia store managed by the server. The identifier may identify the digital audio item from a plurality of other audio items available at the digital multimedia store.
08/07/14
20140223286
Method of displaying multimedia contents
While a cursor of a url object dragging command including a url object is dragged to a preview spot displayed on a user interface of a touch panel, only multimedia contents of a website indicated by a url address forming the url object are displayed on the user interface for preview. Advertisements, comments, extra images of the webpage are filtered out under the preview procedure..
08/07/14
20140223167
Programmable multimedia controller with flexible user access and shared device configurations
In one embodiment, a programmable multimedia controller that is capable of interfacing with and controlling audio, video, telephony or heating ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) devices. A first mobile device and a second mobile device of a same type are configured to communicate with the programmable multimedia controller.
08/07/14
20140223025
Method and device for transmitting audio and video for playback
A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, selecting a first multimedia stream including a first video stream and selecting a second audio stream associated with common subject matter. A timing offset is determined according to a time difference between a first input coincident with a visual aspect of an event observable in playback of the first video stream and a second input coincident with an audible aspect of the event observable in playback of the second audio stream.
08/07/14
20140222972
Systems and methods for space management in file systems
Apparatus and methods for space management in file systems provide a mechanism to enhance user interaction with multimedia devices. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed..
08/07/14
20140222965
Method and apparatus for processing multimedia content on a graphic cloud
A method and system process multimedia content on a graphic cloud. The method includes determining a multimedia instance, determining a load balance associated with the multimedia instance, selecting a graphic card from a plurality of graphic cards for processing the multimedia instance, activating a plurality of ports associated with the graphic card for rendering the multimedia stream to a plurality of multimedia devices and transmitting the multimedia stream to the user.
08/07/14
20140222937
Group communications multiplexing system
A computerized human communication arbitrating and distributing system, including a controller digital computer and a plurality of participator digital computers, each of the participator computers including an input device for receiving human-input information from a human user and an output device for presenting information to the user. A connection, such as internet, links the controller computer with each of the participator computers.
08/07/14
20140222893
System and method for extending ip multimedia subsystem to html5 environments
The present invention provides a system and method for real-time communication signaling between html5 endpoints and the ims core of a telecommunication network. The method adapts complex signaling on the server-side into simple operations towards the web.
08/07/14
20140222846
Method and apparatus for directly writing multimedia data on digital device
A method and apparatus for directly writing multimedia data onto a digital device are provided. The method includes sensing multimedia data written on a storage medium; displaying a user interface screen to display the multimedia data and a folder for a digital device; receiving a command to write the multimedia data in the folder; converting the multimedia data to a format which is playable by the digital device; and writing the converted data in the folder.
08/07/14
20140222841
Display method, electronic device, multimedia system, and computer program product
A display method, an electronic device, a multimedia system and a computer program product are provided. The display method includes steps of: searching storage positions of a plurality of multimedia files in a storage device so as to retrieve a plurality of storage path strings corresponding to the plurality of multimedia files; parsing the plurality of storage path strings and consequently retrieving at least one simplified path corresponding to the plurality of multimedia files; displaying the at least one simplified path; selecting one of the at least one simplified path according to a directory selection operation; displaying at least one multimedia file corresponding to the at least one simplified path being selected..
08/07/14
20140222781
Generating and displaying an image tour in response to a user search query
A method, system and a computer program product for generating an image tour in response to a search query in one or more multimedia databases includes determining information corresponding to a first and last image of the image tour by conducting an analysis of the search query. Based on this information, the first and last images satisfying a first pre-defined criteria are identified from the multimedia database.
08/07/14
20140222686
Authenticating licenses for legally-protectable content based on license profiles and content identifiers
The disclosed technology can mitigate the risk of infringing a content owner's rights in legally-protectable content by operating as a trusted, third-party license authority between content owners and content users to ensure that a license governing at least some aspects of the protectable content is authentic and thus validly represents the restrictions imposed by content owners pertaining to the use, distribution, modification, combination, interaction, and/or other manipulation of such content. An identifier representative of the protectable content together with a profile of the license (which may include attributes that specify particular restrictions, uses, and interactions pertaining to the protectable content) can serve as a basis for determining the authenticity of the license associated with the protectable content.
08/07/14
20140222625
Intelligent multimedia e-catalog
An intelligent product catalog system provides for electronic creation, management and viewing of product information using a multimedia display system. A central database repository stores the product information and provides for an unlimited number of product attributes and dynamic reconfiguration of the product information.
08/07/14
20140222526
System and method for augmenting healthcare-provider performance
A system and method for augmenting healthcare-provider performance employs a head-mounted computing device that includes camera and microphones to capture a patient encounter and events immediately before and after: video, dictation and dialog. Wearing the device by the provider during the encounter permits normal interaction between provider and patient, encouraging the provider to maintain focus on the patient.
08/07/14
20140222462
System and method for augmenting healthcare provider performance
A system and method for augmenting healthcare-provider performance employs a head-mounted computing device that includes camera and microphones to capture a patient encounter and events immediately before and after: video, dictation and dialog. Wearing the device by the provider during the encounter permits normal interaction between provider and patient, encouraging the provider to maintain focus on the patient.
08/07/14
20140219640
Method and apparatus for storing and playing 3d video source
Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for storing and playing a 3d video source. The method includes: alternately storing video frames of a left-eye video source and a right-eye video source in media data storage units of a multimedia storage file in a chronological order; and storing the media information of the left-eye video source and the right-eye video source in different media information storage units of the multimedia storage file.
08/07/14
20140219495
Method and system for adding and detecting watermark
A watermarking method and system are provided. The watermarking system includes a server and a client in communication with each other.
08/07/14
20140219468
Headset having remote control for multimedia playback device
An apparatus and method are provided for providing voltage to be used to control a call and multimedia via an electronic device. The apparatus includes a connector to be biased at a first voltage supplied from an electronic device external to the apparatus; and at least one voltage divider to divide the first voltage into a second voltage based at least in part on a user input to the apparatus, the second voltage to be used to control a call and multimedia via the electronic device..
08/07/14
20140219431
Method and system for communication
A method and system for establishing a communication session between a plurality of communication terminals in an intercom system is disclosed. One of the communication terminals is associated with a room, dwelling, residence, or building structure and is configured to generate a request for establishing a communication session with one or more other mobile communication terminals associated with the room, dwelling, residence, or building structure.
08/07/14
20140219368
Methods and apparatus for enabling and disabling scrambling of control symbols
Methods and apparatus for the selection and/or configuration of scrambling operations to accommodate e.g., both scrambling and non-scrambling connections (such as to e.g., legacy type devices). In one embodiment, media interface devices (such as e.g., hdmi (high-definition multimedia interface)) devices may provide enhanced scrambling capabilities; solutions disclosed herein provide, among other things, support for both enhanced scrambling capable devices and legacy devices, and enable a device to determine the scrambling capabilities of a connected device..
08/07/14
20140219295
Lossless data coding for bidirectional communication in a collaborative session of multimedia content exchange
The disclosed method for coding data includes the exchange between the transmitter and the receiver, in the course of the session, of attributes of collaboration messages that are able to be used in said session and of indices associated with these attributes. In various implementations, the attributes and their indices may be used by these pieces of equipment for updating a shared dictionary of indexed attributes.
08/07/14
20140219160
Communication devices for providing multimedia broadcast/multicast services
Communication devices and methods thereof are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises the communication device receiving information from one of a first carrier which indicates a second carrier carries a point-to-multipoint data, and the communication device determining to receive the point-to-multipoint data according to the received information..
08/07/14
20140219159
Method and apparatus for multimedia broadcast multicast services (mbms) service feedback
A method and apparatus are described for providing multimedia broadcast multicast services (mbms) service feedback. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may receive an mbms service query message over an mbms control channel and transmit an mbms service response.
08/07/14
20140219088
Quality of experience enhancements over wireless networks
Systems and methods for providing content-aware adaptation of multimedia communications in wireless networks to ensure quality of experience (qoe) of the content transmitted by the multimedia communications are generally disclosed herein. One example embodiment includes adaptive streaming optimization techniques, such as the exchanging of application-layer parameters used to establish network connectivity settings and implement an appropriate qoe for applications communicating within the wireless network.
08/07/14
20140218621
Remote controller and method of controlling peripheral device
A remote controller and method of controlling a peripheral device using the remote controller to control a multimedia player are provided. The remote controller including: a key input part which includes a plurality of keys; a bluetooth® receiver configured to receive a bluetooth® signal from a multimedia player; an infrared ray generator configured to convert the received bluetooth® signal into an infrared signal in order to control a peripheral device; and a plurality of infrared ray transmitters configured to output the infrared signal from the infrared ray generator in all directions, and a method of controlling a peripheral device using the remote controller for a multimedia player..
08/07/14
20140218464
User interface control in a multimedia conference system
A device for use in a multimedia conferencing system comprises an audio analysis processor (340), a session type classification processor (310) and a user interface controller (300). The audio analysis processor (340) is configured to analyze audio data of a communication session with multiple participating endpoints.
08/07/14
20140218460
Internet protocol television audio and video calling
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium in a media controller having computer instructions to execute a soft-phone client application on the media processor, receive an audio call or a video call originating from an ip multimedia subsystem network where the calls are directed to the media processor by a gateway having a switch that routes the audio call or video call in accordance with a destination address included in a session initiation protocol (sip) header message, and selectively answer one of the audio call or the video call. The computer instructions can be operable to present an audio portion of the audio call through a speaker of a presentation device when an audio call is answered.
08/07/14
20140218370
Method, apparatus and computer program product for generation of animated image associated with multimedia content
In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises facilitating selection of at least one object from a plurality of objects in a multimedia content.
08/07/14
20140217789
Smart vehicular headrest video entertainment system
A smart vehicular headrest video entertainment system is adapted for use with a means of transport having a headrest and adapted for passengers to select one of a first video signal and a second video signal. The system includes a casing, a displaying unit, a processing unit, a video unit, and a connection unit.
08/07/14
20140217167
Method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for transferring a collaboration session
A method for transferring a collaboration session from a handheld device to a multimedia endpoint by encoding session data for the collaboration session and/or instructions into an optically machine-readable representation of data, displaying the data on a display of the handheld device, and optically providing the data to a multimedia endpoint the collaboration session is to be transferred to. The multimedia endpoint may send a message to a server upon detecting the data, causing the server to transfer the collaboration session, based on the session data in the message.
07/31/14
20140215360
Systems and methods for animated clip generation
Systems, methods and computer readable products are provided for facilitating a visual session between two or more parties. One or more intention indications are received at a server computer from a client communications device of a first party to the visual session.
07/31/14
20140215337
Method for providing graphical user interface (gui), and multimedia apparatus applying the same
A method for providing a graphical user interface (gui) to receive a user command on a touch screen, and a multimedia apparatus using the same. The method for providing a gui includes determining whether an enlargement command for a gui item is received, and enlarging the gui item.
07/31/14
20140215152
Expandable multimedia storage system, multimedia distribution device, and relevant computer program product
A multimedia storage system includes a multimedia distribution device and a plurality of storage devices. The multimedia distribution device splits a multimedia file into a plurality of multimedia segments and monitors the operation statuses of the storage devices.
07/31/14
20140215024
Multi-level media communications content and message delivery and response
A method and system for multimedia broadcasting including dynamically modifying the digital broadcast stream by injecting additional digital content into the digital broadcast stream is disclosed.. .


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