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05/19/16
20160143123 
 Method and apparatus to identify functional issues of a neutron radiation generator patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus to identify functional issues of a neutron radiation generator
Systems, methods, and apparatuses to identify functional issues of a neutron radiation generator are described. In certain aspects, a method includes receiving an operation extractor signal from an extractor electrode of a radiation generator, determining a calculated extractor signal of the radiation generator, and comparing the operation extractor signal to the calculated extractor signal.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


05/19/16
20160142902 
 Context-aware resource management for video streaming services patent thumbnailnew patent Context-aware resource management for video streaming services
The increasing amount of internet traffic from video streaming services, in addition to users requesting more personalized content and creating/sharing video content, has led to a huge demand for highly scalable and efficient distribution of video content, especially with mobile computing devices. Embodiments provide a network and service infrastructure better suited to these video content distribution and mobility needs.

05/19/16
20160142865 
 Method and  reproducing multimedia contents using bluetooth in wireless communication system patent thumbnailnew patent Method and reproducing multimedia contents using bluetooth in wireless communication system
A wireless communication system plays multimedia content using bluetooth communication. The wireless communication system includes receiving a request message related to allowing streaming of second multimedia content of a second source device from the sink device by a first source device streaming first multimedia content; determining whether to allow streaming of the second multimedia content of the second source device; transmitting a response message including a determination result for whether to allow streaming of the second multimedia content to the sink device in response to the request message; transmitting a message for stopping streaming of the second multimedia content to the sink device, when the first source device allows streaming of the second multimedia content; and receiving a streaming stop response message from the sink device responsive to the streaming stop message.
Lg Electronics Inc.


05/19/16
20160142791 
 Video bandwidth adapting device and adapting method patent thumbnailnew patent Video bandwidth adapting device and adapting method
Provided is a video bandwidth adapting device and adapting method. This device first sets a plurality of network transmission paths according to bit rate settings of an ip camera (ipcam), selects one from the network transmission paths to acquire a video stream provided by the ipcam, then plays the video stream in a streaming playback manner, and afterwards, when it is determined that an average delay during playing of the video stream reaches or exceeds an upper limit, selects a network transmission path corresponding to a bit rate setting whose level is lower than that of the bit rate setting of the video stream, so as to acquire a video stream with a lower-level bit rate setting through the network transmission path..
Aether Services, Taiwan, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142752 
 Systems and methods for transmitting segment-quality units of a streaming video session patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for transmitting segment-quality units of a streaming video session
Systems and methods are provided for providing streaming video to a client computer. A system includes a broadcast sender configured to provide a plurality of video segments at each of a plurality of quality levels as segment-quality units.
Panopto, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142750 
 Arrangements and method thereof for a channel change during streaming patent thumbnailnew patent Arrangements and method thereof for a channel change during streaming
According to embodiments of the present invention, the user-to-user delay and the zapping delay are reduced by a network element which is configured to provide at least one segment that is of a different length than the actual segment of a media stream and where the segment of a different length comprises data not belonging to the actual segment, wherein the segment of a different length begins with a key frame or contains key frames only. By providing the at least one segment being of a different length than the actual segment, the zapping delay can be reduced, since a key frame will be accessible with a reduced time delay.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


05/19/16
20160142746 
 Method of encrypting, streaming, and displaying video content using selective encryption patent thumbnailnew patent Method of encrypting, streaming, and displaying video content using selective encryption
Video may be provided at a display unit using an encrypted transport stream of a content file. During normal play operation, a plurality of transport stream packets of the encrypted transport stream may be received, where a packetized elementary stream of video frame packets including independently coded and dependently coded video frame packets is multiplexed onto the encrypted transport stream.
Thales Avionics, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142745 
 Management system to predict signal strength and bit rate patent thumbnailnew patent Management system to predict signal strength and bit rate
The present invention relates to a system and method for adjusting bit rate streaming during live video recording while traveling in a moving vehicle on public right-of-ways. The embodiments of the present invention relates to a system and method for gathering and analyzing dynamically and continuously cellular strength and bit loss while traveling from point a to point b.
Kba2 Inc.


05/19/16
20160142510 
 Cache-aware content-based rate adaptation mechanism for adaptive video streaming patent thumbnailnew patent Cache-aware content-based rate adaptation mechanism for adaptive video streaming
An apparatus is configured to perform a method for adaptive video streaming. The method includes determining a link quality or throughput in at least one of: a first link from a server to an intermediate node or a second link from the intermediate node to a client device.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142458 
 Method and device for data streaming in a mobile communication system patent thumbnailnew patent Method and device for data streaming in a mobile communication system
Interfacing between radio units in a base station in a mobile communication system uses a common public radio interface cpri for streaming iq data samples arranged in lanes. A separate serial interface srio is now additionally used for transferring selected data samples arranged in packets, the selected samples corresponding to selected lanes streamed between other radio units via the common public radio interface.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142376 
new patent

Streaming media for portable devices


A system and method for allowing hand-held/wireless device devices to (1) provide audio/video conferencing; (2) access av content through streaming and cloud transfer; and (3) offer hand-held and computer access to cameras and sensors for surveillance using ordinary personal computers as proxy servers is described. In a first aspect, a remote view streaming system which comprises a webcam server which enables streaming video over a network is disclosed.
Appbanc, Llc


05/19/16
20160140839 
new patent

Data/commands through audio channel


A method to send data or commands through streaming audio signal by using special tone(s) or waveform at a short period of time or using inaudible tone(s) or waveform, filterable tone(s) or waveform mixed into music or audio signal to send for data/commands. In audio stereo channels, by using one of stereo channels or adaptively arranged by time to use one of channels for sending special tone(s) or waveform for data or command purpose as well switching the speaker of sending command channel to other streaming music or audio channel without creating further noise or interruption..

05/19/16
20160140618 
new patent

Targeting ads engaged by a user to related users


The present disclosure is directed toward targeting advertisements to a close-knit group of users. Methods and systems of the present disclosure identify a close-knit group of users or devices based on the use of a concurrent streaming account.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


05/19/16
20160140205 
new patent

Queries involving multiple databases and execution engines


Described herein are techniques for handling a query that uses first data from a first database and second data from a second database. The first database is accessible via a first execution engine, and the second database is accessible via a second execution engine.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


05/19/16
20160140180 
new patent

Hybrid execution of continuous and scheduled queries


Techniques for implementing the hybrid execution of continuous and scheduled queries are provided. In some examples, a query engine may be initialized with relational data from at least a first source.
Oracle International Corporation


05/19/16
20160139993 
new patent

Storage device failure recovery system


A storage device failure recovery system includes a storage ihs and a user ihs coupled together over a network. The user ihs includes a storage system having a storage device, and a storage repair function that periodically provides a storage device image over the network to the storage ihs using data from the storage device.
Dell Products L.p.


05/19/16
20160139840 
new patent

Error tolerant or streaming storage device


A method of storing data includes receiving general purpose (gp) data and special error tolerant or streaming (ets) data, storing the gp data using a data storage method, and storing the ets data using a different data storage method which affects the access rate, resilience to errors, data integrity, storage density, or storage capacity. The storage medium, which can include a disk drive, flash memory, or holographic memory, is utilized differently depending on the required quality of service in aspects including block size, storage of error correction codes, utilization of error correction codes, storage area density, physical format pattern, storage verification, or reaction to failed storage verification.

05/19/16
20160139294 
new patent

Method and apparatus to determine pressure in a neutron radiation generator


Systems, methods, and apparatuses to determine an operation gas pressure in a neutron radiation generator are described. In certain aspects, a method to determine the operation gas pressure includes receiving an operation radiation signal from a radiation generated by electrons backstreaming in a radiation generator, and determining from the operation radiation signal an operation gas pressure in a chamber of the radiation generator.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


05/19/16
20160139089 
new patent

Method and inspecting a gas sample


An apparatus for detecting a presence of at least one analyte in a gas sample. The apparatus comprises a pump for drawing a gas sample from an ambient air, a passage having first and second ends, a chamber connected to the first end and containing a concentrating element for collecting at least one analyte from the gas sample, a chromatographic separator connected to a second end of the passage, and a gas source for streaming a carrier gas via the chamber to transfer the at least one analyte toward at least one chemical detector, via the chromatographic separator, in a first direction.
S.t.i. Security Technology Integration Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139088 
new patent

Method and inspecting a gas sample


An apparatus for detecting a presence of at least one analyte in a gas sample. The apparatus comprises a pump for drawing a gas sample from an ambient air, a passage having first and second ends, a chamber connected to the first end and containing a concentrating element for collecting at least one analyte from the gas sample, a chromatographic separator connected to a second end of the passage, and a gas source for streaming a carrier gas via the chamber to transfer the at least one analyte toward at least one chemical detector, via the chromatographic separator, in a first direction.
S.t.i. Security Technology Integration Ltd.


05/12/16
20160135016 

Streaming unicast services to multiple user equipment


A content adapter receives a request from a first user equipment to receive a unicast service via a base station and determines that the base station is providing the unicast service to a second user equipment using a service identifier. The content adapter transmits a signal instructing the base station to allocate the service identifier to the first user equipment for receiving the unicast service concurrently with the second user equipment.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


05/12/16
20160134939 

Browsing and viewing video assets using tv set-top box


Roughly described, a system and method for delivering video content to a user's client device in a video-on-demand (vod) system, which includes providing a collection of video segments, the segments having a predefined default sequence; establishing a streaming video session according to a session-oriented protocol; transmitting toward the client device a script executable by the client device, the script operable to transmit navigational codes toward the head-end equipment in response to and indicating user selection among navigational choices; beginning transmission of the video segments in the collection toward the client device in accordance with the default sequence of segments; and in response to receipt of one of the navigational codes, and without tearing down the streaming video session, altering the transmission sequence to jump to the segment that the user selected.. .
Harmonic, Inc.


05/12/16
20160134930 

Systems and methods for merchandizing electronic displays


Systems and methods for a merchandizing display related to a continuous display formed by electronic displays embedded along product shelves and on the packages stored on the product shelves. An electronic label device may detect the presence of a consumer and send a trigger to the packages on its product shelf.
Rtc Industries, Inc.


05/12/16
20160134929 

Collaborative distributed/unstructured service management framework for wireless-display platform


Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory process-readable storage media for managing services within a wireless-display media-streaming platform. An embodiment method performed by a processor of a mobile device may include storing a service registry that defines a plurality of service provider devices, a plurality of service consumer devices, and device capabilities required for a plurality of mpeg services, discovering a first set of currently available devices and/or conditions (e.g., network connectivity, etc.), wherein the devices of the first set include service provider devices and service consumer devices, identifying a first available mpeg service of the plurality of mpeg services based on the discovered first set of currently available devices and/or conditions, and generating a first mpeg service descriptor associated with the identified first available mpeg service.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/12/16
20160134923 

Methods, systems, and products for alternate audio sources


Audio and video signals are synchronized for pleasing presentation of content. As content is streamed to a device, an audio portion may lag or lead a video portion.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


05/12/16
20160134901 

Content supply device, content supply method, program, terminal device, and content supply system


The present disclosure relates to a content supply device, a content supply method, a program, a terminal device, and a content supply system that make it possible to receive streaming data from an origin server having the shortest communication distance. According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a content supply device that supplies a plurality of pieces of streaming data that include content of a same subject and differ in attribute, according to an adaptive streaming technique, the content supply device including: a metafile generating unit configured to generate a metafile that is for a reception side to select a supply source of the streaming data and that describes region identification information of the supply source; and a delivering unit configured to deliver the streaming data to the reception side as the supply source via a network, according to a request from the reception side based on the metafile.
Sony Corporation


05/12/16
20160134900 

Streaming media processing method, apparatus, and system


Embodiments of the present application disclose a streaming media processing method, comprising: acquiring, by a proxy server, control information and a first attribute file of requested streaming media according to a streaming media request of a terminal; modifying, by the proxy server, the first attribute file according to the control information to generate a second attribute file of new streaming media; and returning, by the proxy server, the second attribute file to the terminal, and controlling, according to the second attribute file, the terminal to play the new streaming media. The present application further discloses an apparatus and a system.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160134680 

Content supply device, content supply method, program, and content supply system


The present disclosure relates to a content supply device, a content supply method, a program, and a content supply system that make it possible to extend an adaptive streaming technique employing the dash and supply content through a plurality of different delivery paths according to a first aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a content supply device that supplies a plurality of pieces of streaming data that include content of a same subject and differ in an attribute according to an adaptive streaming technique, the content supply device including: a supply unit configured to supply the plurality of pieces of streaming data to a reception side via a plurality of different networks; and a metafile generating unit configured to generate a metafile including an acquisition destination of a manifest file in which a qos parameter for selecting the plurality of pieces of streaming data to be supplied by the reception side and a condition value of the qos parameter are described and supply the metafile to the reception side. The present disclosure can be applied to a system that delivers content in a streaming manner..
Sony Corporation


05/12/16
20160134677 

Apparatus and cloud assisted adaptive streaming


An apparatus for transmitting user data to a server system including one or more servers includes a content encoder for encoding a plurality of portions of the user data to obtain a first data stream, wherein the content encoder is configured to encode each of the plurality of portions with a bandwidth-dependent quality which depends on a bandwidth that is available for transmitting the first data stream from the apparatus to the server system, and includes a transmitter for transmitting the first data stream from the apparatus to the server system. The content encoder is configured to encode two or more of the plurality of portions of the user data to obtain a second data stream, wherein the content encoder is configured to encode each of the two or more of the plurality of portions with a predefined quality..
Bitmovin Gmbh


05/12/16
20160134676 

Pre-transcoding content items


A content management system pre-transcodes portions of content items provided for storage. When a content item is uploaded to the content management system for storage, the content management system stores the content item in an original format.
Dropbox, Inc.


05/12/16
20160134673 

Adaptive streaming with early client indication


Methods and systems for early identification of bitrates for segments in adaptive bitrate streaming can allow the server to begin processing or transcoding content as necessary for delivery, reducing processing and transmission latency. In a first aspect, a client may request a second segment before the first segment has been completely received.
Broadcom Corporation


05/12/16
20160134672 

Delivering partially received segments of streamed media data


In one example, a client device for receiving media data includes a streaming client and a middleware unit. The middleware unit is configured to receive a first portion of data of a current segment of media data, wherein file delivery information for the current segment indicates that transmission of the data for the current segment will end at a first time, determine, prior to the first time, that a remaining portion of the data of the current segment will not be received, and, based on the determination, deliver at least some of the first portion of data to the streaming client..
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/12/16
20160134480 

System and determining optimal bandwidth for streaming to a client device in an adjustable bit rate video system


A system and method for selecting an initial bandwidth setting. A determination is made that a client is initiating a communication session.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc


05/12/16
20160132352 

Maintaining virtual machines for cloud-based operators in a streaming application in a ready state


A streams manager monitors performance of a streaming application, and when the performance needs to be improved, the streams manager automatically requests virtual machines from a cloud manager. The cloud manager provisions one or more virtual machines in a cloud with the specified streams infrastructure and streams application components.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160127954 

User equipment, base station, and streaming media adaptive transmission system and method


A streaming media adaptive transmission method is presented, which may include determining in real time, by user equipment, a transmission rate of to-be-transmitted data, or determining a transmission rate according to a negotiation request that includes an option of a transmission rate and is provided by a base station; sending, by the user equipment, a rate guarantee request to the base station, where the rate guarantee request includes the transmission rate; and after receiving a message that is for confirming that the transmission rate is available and that is returned by the base station, requesting, by the user equipment from a data sending end, to-be-transmitted data of which an encoding rate is corresponding to the transmission rate. User equipment, a base station, and a streaming media adaptive transmission system are further disclosed..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160127877 

Controlling traffic transmissions to manage cellular radio resource utilization


Techniques control traffic transmissions to manage radio resource utilization. When content is being streamed to user equipment (ue) and is at least initially intended to be streamed in real time at a constant bitrate, a communication management component can determine whether the content being transmitted to the ue can be delayed, instead of being transmitted in real time.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


05/05/16
20160127818 

In-ear hearing device and broadcast streaming system


An improved earbud design providing for full modularity; improved and variable hearing protection, sound quality, comfort, fit, aesthetics, and signal connectivity; and the ability to maintain environmental sound directionality comprised of a multitude of new features with variable vents and membranes which dilute the harmful pneumatic effects of sound while improving its acoustic quality. A location-based transmission system provides event attendees to mix live sound with streamed sound through ambrose earbuds for reduced hearing risk and no quality detriments due to timing gaps, occlusion or ear tip spectral broadening, and enables noise pollution-free musical performances.
Asius Technologies, Llc.


05/05/16
20160127798 

Content supply device, content supply method, program, and content supply system


The present disclosure relates to a content supply device, a content supply method, a program, and a content supply system, which are capable of extending the dash and seamlessly switching reception and reproduction of unicast transmission, multicast transmission, or broadcast transmission. A content supply device includes a http transmitting unit that unicast-transmits a segment file of streaming data according to http, an rtp transmitting unit that stores the segment file in an rtp packet without change, and transmits the rtp packet through at least one of multicasting and broadcasting according to rtp, and a metafile generating unit that generates a metafile in which a temporal correspondence relation between the segment file transmitted according to the http and the segment file transmitted according to the rtp is described, and supplies the metafile to a reception side.
Sony Corporation


05/05/16
20160127795 

Annotating and indexing broadcast video for searchability


A method providing searchable streaming video broadcasts via an interactive media server, the interactive media server generates a live broadcast video stream for each of a plurality of interactive media sessions and a video provider server providing a connection to the live broadcast video stream for viewing, the method comprising receiving an interactive media events stream for each interactive media session from the interactive media server, generating statistics data for each interactive media session based upon the events stream, and generating a searchable index of a directory of the live broadcast video streams, the searchable index including a plurality of entries, each entry including (a) a link to the live broadcast video stream for a corresponding interactive media session provided by the video provider server, and (b) metadata associated with the corresponding interactive media session, the metadata generated based upon the statistics data for the corresponding interactive media session.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/05/16
20160127772 

Method and an electronic device for playback of video


The present disclosure relates to streaming of media content. In one example embodiment, an electronic device for playing video content may comprise a user interface, a processor and a memory.
Spotify Ab


05/05/16
20160127754 

Method for providing video streaming service and mobile device for same


A technique for providing a video streaming service is provided. A method of a mobile device for providing a video streaming service includes sending periodically location and moving path information of the mobile device to a first server, receiving bitrate information per location predicted according to a moving path of the mobile device, from the first server, determining a bitrate for a current location of the mobile device based on the predicated bitrate information per location of the mobile device, and requesting a second server to send video segments based on the bitrate..
Seoul National University R&db Foundation


05/05/16
20160127753 

Method and bottleneck coordination to achieve qoe multiplexing gains


An access point that provides video streaming performs a bottleneck qoe maximization solution utilizing the latest media transport technology developed by mpeg known as mpeg media transport (mmt). The access point includes a transceiver configured to transmit one or more video sequences.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160127687 

Methods and systems for streaming media transmission


The present disclosure provides a streaming media transmission method applied in the video conference. A chairman client, a participant client, an electronic device and all are connected with a server.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160127441 

Application level audio connection and streaming


Systems and methods disclosed herein may include receiving from an audio application running on the computing device, a selection of a multimedia endpoint device. The multimedia endpoint device may be connected with the audio application in response to a request from the audio application.
Microsoft Corporation


05/05/16
20160127440 

Configuring manifest files referencing infrastructure service providers for adaptive streaming video


Techniques for serving a manifest file of an adaptive streaming video include receiving a request for the manifest file from a user device. The video is encoded at different reference bitrates and each encoded reference bitrate is divided into segments to generate video segment files.
Dlvr, Inc.


05/05/16
20160127439 

Interfacing multimedia public warning system alerts


Interfacing of multimedia public warning system alerts is discussed in which a user equipment (ue) receives a system information broadcast message with a multimedia alert contained therein. The multimedia alert triggers the ue to automatically initiate a multimedia broadcast application to process the alert.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/05/16
20160127438 

Maintaining virtual machines for cloud-based operators in a streaming application in a ready state


A streams manager monitors performance of a streaming application, and when the performance needs to be improved, the streams manager automatically requests virtual machines from a cloud manager. The cloud manager provisions one or more virtual machines in a cloud with the specified streams infrastructure and streams application components.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160127260 

Systems and methods for session-based resource assignment, delivery, performance management and measurement in a networked environment


Techniques for serving a manifest file of an adaptive streaming video include receiving a request for the manifest file from a user device. The video is encoded at different reference bitrates and each encoded reference bitrate is divided into segments to generate video segment files.
Dlvr, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125839 

Multi-user display system and method


A system and method implementing a multi-user display linking multiple independent software processes with remote mobile devices is disclosed. The system/method augments multiple planes of conventional video graphics memory (vgm) controlled by a video graphics controller (vgc) in a host computing context (hcc) with a plane selection register (psr) that enables isolation of individual planes of video memory within the vgm.
Gazoo, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125566 

System and processing large-scale graphs using gpus


The present invention relates to a system and method for processing a large scale graph using gpus, and more particularly, to a system and method capable of processing larger-scale graph data beyond the capacity of device memory of gpus using a streaming method. A large-scale graph processing system using gpus according to an aspect of the present invention includes a main memory, device memories of a plurality of gpus that process graph data transferred from the main memory; a loop controller that processes graph data transfer in a nested loop join scheme in the graph data transfer between the main memory and the device memory of the gpu, and a streaming controller that copies the graph data to the device memory of the gpu in a chunk or streaming manner using a gpu stream according to the nested loop join scheme..
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute Of Science And Technology


05/05/16
20160124900 

Comparison-based sort in an array processor


A method for sorting data in an array processor. Each of a first tier of processing elements in the array processor receives data inputs from a load streaming unit.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160124769 

Maintaining virtual machines for cloud-based operators in a streaming application in a ready state


A streams manager monitors performance of a streaming application, and when the performance needs to be improved, the streams manager automatically requests virtual machines from a cloud manager. The cloud manager provisions one or more virtual machines in a cloud with the specified streams infrastructure and streams application components.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160124768 

Maintaining virtual machines for cloud-based operators in a streaming application in a ready state


A streams manager monitors performance of a streaming application, and when the performance needs to be improved, the streams manager automatically requests virtual machines from a cloud manager. The cloud manager provisions one or more virtual machines in a cloud with the specified streams infrastructure and streams application components.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160124755 

Comparison-based sort in an array processor


An array processor includes a managing element having a load streaming unit coupled to multiple processing elements. The load streaming unit provides input data portions to each of a first subset of processing elements and receives output data from each of a second subset of the processing elements based on a comparatively sorted combination of the input data portions.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160120364 

Air-based fryer


The present invention relates to food preparation. In order to provide improved residual material collection, an apparatus (10) for preparing food is provided that comprises a food preparation chamber (12), an air movement device (14), a heating device (16), and air guiding means (18).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/28/16
20160119725 

Packet loss concealment techniques for phone-to-hearing-aid streaming


Embodiments of packet loss concealment for phone-to-hearing-aid streaming are generally described herein. A method for packet loss concealment can include receiving a first frame at a hearing assistance device, determining, at the hearing assistance device, that a second frame was not received within a predetermined time, and determining a first set of sequential samples that match the first frame.

04/28/16
20160119723 

Compressor architecture for avoidance of cross-modulation in remote microphones


The present disclosure relates to the inclusion of amplitude compression inside a hearing aid remote microphone or audio streaming device. Compressor design is improved by using one local and one remote compressor operating in parallel.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119679 

Systems and methods for digital media storage and playback


Methods and systems for storage and playback of broadcast media received via a local digital video recording (dvr) system. The system includes the dvr system configured to receive the broadcast media and upload the broadcast media to a storage server over a network.
Really Simple Software, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119659 

Audio and video data streaming for media effects


One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for streaming digital media content with transition effects. Audio data may be modulated and received by the streaming device for an audio fade-in effect.
Netflix, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119657 

Adaptive bitrate streaming latency reduction


A method of transmitting media content is provided that provides for a significantly reduced chunk size. The method includes receiving one or more adaptive transport streams into a memory buffer at a http streamer from a media preparation unit.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119627 

Altering streaming video encoding based on user attention


Disclosed are various embodiments for adjusting the encoding of a video signal into a video stream based on user attention. A temporary lapse of attention by a user is predicted.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119582 

Neurosynaptic network connectivity and collaborative knowledge exchange with visual neural networking and packetized augmented cognition


Network system apparatus and method of use provides for neurosynaptic network connectivity and collaborative knowledge exchange with visual neural networking and packetized augmented cognition. Value chain knowledge exchange includes knowledge acquisition and mapping, creation and destruction, integration and sharing, replication and protection, as well as outcomes performance evaluation, strategy formulation, implementation and innovation.

04/28/16
20160119398 

Informative data streaming server


A method of data streaming from an encoder to a decoder is provided. The method includes establishing a connection from said encoder to said decoder; acquiring measurements characterizing said connection; estimating transmittance variation of said connection according to said measurements; determining a permissible encoding rate of said encoder compatible with the transmittance variation; determining a set of metrics characterizing said connection; receiving, at said encoder, a signal from a source; instructing said encoder to encode said signal according to said permissible encoding rate; selecting a set of notification-display intervals each corresponding to a respective metric among said set of metrics; and superimposing on said signal, during said notification-display intervals, corresponding indications of said metrics.
Vantrix Corporation


04/28/16
20160119395 

Method for supporting multicast of streaming media, and related apparatus and system


A method for supporting multicast of streaming media, and a related apparatus and system are disclosed. The method includes: receiving a notification message reported by a proxy server, where the notification message includes that first user equipment and second user equipment separately access a same streaming media resource; switching a transmission manner of the streaming media resource from a unicast manner to a multicast manner; sending combined group information to a broadcast multicast service center (bm-sc), where the combined group information includes an internet protocol (ip) address of the first user equipment, an ip address of the second user equipment, and a download address of the streaming media resource; and sending a notification response message to the proxy server, so that the proxy server learns that the bm-sc enables a multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms)..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119393 

Streaming media


A method for providing a session invitation protocol (sip) session between a first and a second entity. An sip session is established between the first and second entity.
Intellectual Ventures I Llc


04/28/16
20160119329 

Device authentication for secure key retrieval for streaming media players


Systems and methods are disclosed that authenticate devices or users, and enable playback of secured streaming content through a media player. In one embodiment, the invention is a system for receiving secure content over an unmanaged network, including a security application configured operate on a user device with access to a network, where the security application is configured to receive a request for playlist data from the media player, send a playlist request to a content server, receive playlist data from the content server, send playlist data to a media player, receive a security access request from the media player, send a security access request to a security server, receive security access data from the security server; and send security access data to a media player..
Verimatrix, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119067 

System and generating customized digital content from a radio feed


The embodiments disclosed herein automatically process data from a data source, optionally extract certain content such as advertisements, and optionally insert personalized content in place of the extracted content to generate customized data. The customized data in turn can be distributed to client devices in multiple ways, such as through internet streaming or podcast downloads..
121cast Pty Ltd


04/28/16
20160117698 

System and context dependent streaming services


What is disclosed is a system to deliver at least one of content and services to a first device based on the first device's context, the system comprising a cloud service coupled to the first device by a network, wherein the cloud service obtains information from the first device over the network; determines context of the first device based on information obtained from the device; assembles a package based on the determined context, said package comprising at least one of content and services; and sends the package to the first device over the network.. .
Toushay Inc.


04/28/16
20160117400 

System, automatic topic relevant content filtering from social media text streams using weak supervision


Presented are a system, method, and apparatus for automatic topic relevant content filtering from social media text streams using weak supervision. A computing device utilizes heuristic rules allowing topic filtering and a data stream data chunk identifier.
Xerox Corporation


04/28/16
20160113442 

Air fryer


The present invention relates to food preparation. In order to provide an apparatus for preparing food with hot air with an improved flow characteristic, an apparatus (10) for preparing food is provided, comprising a food preparation chamber (12), an air movement device (14), a heating device (16), and air guiding means (18).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/21/16
20160112953 

Method and http adaptive streaming in wireless network environment


The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-generation (5g) or 5g communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-generation (4g) communication system. Disclosed is a method of receiving a video segment from at least one streaming server by a client device using hypertext transfer protocol (http) adaptive streaming in a wireless network.

04/21/16
20160112773 

Method and apparatus related to variable duration media segments


A method and apparatus for an adaptive bit rate system. The method may include streaming media content at a server, determining a discontinuity in the streaming media content based on boundaries corresponding to changes in the streaming media content, and dividing the streaming media content into a plurality of variable duration segments, wherein a duration of one of the plurality of variable duration segments is to be adjusted based on the determined discontinuity to cause the one of the plurality of variable duration segments to end at the determined discontinuity in the streaming media content.

04/21/16
20160112747 

Multistream tuner stick device for receiving and streaming digital content


Embodiments of a device for receiving a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal are described herein. For example, a silicon tuner module may be configured to receive a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal and output a digital bitstream, the digital bitstream may include audio visual content in an encoded transport stream.

04/21/16
20160112738 

Systems and methods for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand


A system for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand may include a security server of a program distributor that selects, based on a received authorized request, which of a differently encrypted stored versions of a “special segment” of the requested program to deliver to the receiving device during the transmission of the requested program. The selection may be based on a pseudo-random selection process per request for the program based on an identifier of the request associated with the remote control device.

04/21/16
20160112732 

Dynamic programming across multiple streams


Various implementations disclosed herein enable a more efficient allocation of one or more shared network resources (e.g., bandwidth, memory, processor time, etc.) amongst a number of client devices based on media content data complexity and client device resource constraints in order to better manage perceptual playback quality of adaptive streaming content. In some implementations, a method includes aligning sequences of one or more temporal segments; and, selecting segment representations for each temporal segment based on a combination of the sequence alignment and perceptual quality level values associated with available segment representations, such that a combination of resulting perceptual quality levels satisfies a joint quality criterion.

04/21/16
20160112728 

Optimizing multimedia streaming in wlans (wireless local access networks)


An sdn controller to provision network resources at a data plane to keep progressive downloads of multimedia files proportional to encoding rates is disclosed. Packets from a new or unknown flow being downloaded at a default rate are forwarded from an access point, or other device, to an sdn controller for analysis.

04/21/16
20160112712 

Streaming adaption based on clean random access (cra) pictures


Systems, methods, and devices for processing video data are disclosed. A message is received at a video decoding device, the message comprising an external indication from a source device external to the video decoding device.

04/21/16
20160112705 

Compressing and representing multi-view video


In a general aspect, a method includes determining a tile position in a frame of a spherical video based on a view perspective, selecting a first portion of the frame of the spherical video as a first two dimensional tile based on the tile position, selecting a plurality of second two dimensional tiles from a second portion of the frame of the spherical video, the second portion of the frame surrounding the first portion of the frame and extending away from the first portion of the frame, encoding the first two dimensional tile using a first quality, encoding the plurality of second two dimensional tiles using at least one second quality, and transmitting a packet, as a streaming spherical video, the packet including the encoded first two dimensional tile and the plurality of encoded second two dimensional tiles.. .

04/21/16
20160112494 

Remote automated updates for an application


In one embodiment, a method updates a media program streaming application. The method includes running an update application to determine when the streaming application on the computing device needs to be updated based on update information from a remote server and reviewing the update information to determine when the media program streaming application needs to be updated.

04/21/16
20160112490 

Method and content distribution via non-homogeneous access networks


A method and apparatus for streaming content to an access network in an interactive information distribution system. The method encapsulates the content in accordance to an internet protocol (ip).

04/21/16
20160112489 

Streaming the visible parts of a spherical video


In a general aspect, a method includes determining a tile position in a frame of a spherical video based on a view perspective, selecting a portion of the frame of the spherical video as a two dimensional tile based on the tile position, encoding the two dimensional tile at a first quality, mapping the frame of the spherical video to a two dimensional representation of the spherical video based on a two dimensional projection algorithm, and encoding the two dimensional representation of the spherical video at a second quality.. .

04/21/16
20160112485 

Streaming data on data processes


A method, system and computer program product for servicing media content. In one embodiment, the media content is processed by having each of a group of services process increments of the media content, one increment at a time; and the order in which the services process these increments is orchestrated to process all of the media content in accordance with a defined procedure.

04/21/16
20160112480 

Streaming data on data processes


A method, system and computer program product for servicing media content. In one embodiment, the media content is processed by having each of a group of services process increments of the media content, one increment at a time; and the order in which the services process these increments is orchestrated to process all of the media content in accordance with a defined procedure.

04/21/16
20160112382 

Systems and methods for playing back alternative streams of protected content protected using common cryptographic information


Systems and methods for performing adaptive bitrate streaming using alternative streams of protected content in accordance with embodiments of the invention are described. One embodiment of the invention includes a processor, and memory containing a client application.

04/21/16
20160112379 

Apparatus for and playing back content


A method of playing back streaming content includes decoding the content based on a first decryption circuit configured based on a first key and outputting the content; requesting a second key from a server; receiving the second key and configuring a second decryption circuit based on the second key; and decoding the content based on a second decryption circuit and outputting the content, wherein the decoding of the content based on the first decryption circuit and outputting the content is performed until the second decryption circuit is configured.. .

04/21/16
20160112274 

Real time simulation monitoring


A method for monitoring at least one simulation program includes capturing, by a computer, a plurality of simulation data from the at least one simulation program, the capturing is performed in real time while the at least one simulation program is continuously streaming the plurality of simulation data, analyzing, by the computer, the captured plurality of simulation data using a streaming data software, identifying a plurality of predefined criteria within the analyzed plurality of simulation data, the plurality of predefined criteria includes at least one of an event, a result and a variable, and providing feedback to the at least one simulation program to modify a plurality of simulation parameters according to the at least one identified event, result and variable.. .

04/21/16
20160112117 

Satellite operating system, architecture, testing and radio communication system


A cubesat communication system implementing addressable data packet for transmitting information collected by the cubesat to one or more receive-only ground stations. The cubesat may transmit information to the receive-only ground stations according to a scheduler.

04/21/16
20160112069 

Methods and apparatus in alternate finite field based coders and decoders


Methods and apparatus for coding and decoding n-state symbols with n≧2 and n>2 and n>3 and n>4 are provided with at least one implementation of a switching function based on an addition and a multiplication over an alternate finite field gf(n) wherein a zero element in not 0. Encoders and decoders implementing a single n-state truth table of an addition over an alternate finite field modified in accordance with at least one inverter defined by a multiplication over the alternate finite field are also provided.



Streaming topics: Wireless Communication Network, Video Streaming, Network Architecture, Video Quality Metrics, Scheduling, Objective Function

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