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Date/App# patent app List of recent Streaming-related patents
04/07/16
20160100346 
 Facilitation of geographically addressed data streaming patent thumbnailFacilitation of geographically addressed data streaming
A more efficient network is facilitated by data routing. A node device within a network can broadcast a first set of data to a network of other node devices.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


04/07/16
20160100329 
 Techniques for dynamically adjusting the streaming of media content from a wireless device patent thumbnailTechniques for dynamically adjusting the streaming of media content from a wireless device
Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes determining, by a wireless device, channel conditions associated with an uplink of a wireless network.
Qualcomm Incorporated


04/07/16
20160100225 
 Set-top box-based tv streaming and redirecting patent thumbnailSet-top box-based tv streaming and redirecting
A method for redirecting video content includes receiving a video signal at the set-top box and decoding the video signal to produce unrendered video data. The unrendered video data is encoded and provided to the remote device via a wide area network.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


04/07/16
20160100224 
 Client driven video presentation for public venues patent thumbnailClient driven video presentation for public venues
Selective delivery of video channel content to audiences of users at plural venues through the internet. A channel server receives video channel content including url of streaming video server files, banner text, and server messages, which are organized by discrete video channel identities.

04/07/16
20160100209 
 Method and  automatically converting source video into electronic mail messages patent thumbnailMethod and automatically converting source video into electronic mail messages
The invention relates to a method and system for automatically identifying video content within source video and transmitting the video content to an electronic mail client. The transmitted video content can be streaming video, video files, and/or other medium derived from the source video.
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.


04/07/16
20160100205 
 Systems and methods for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand patent thumbnailSystems 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.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


04/07/16
20160100173 
 Enhanced video streaming patent thumbnailEnhanced video streaming
Embodiments of the invention relate to improving functioning of a computer, and associated operating efficiency. An encoded video stream is separated into a plurality of segments, each segment having separate start and end times, and each segment having an original encoding resolution and associated size.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160100162 
 Method and system for optimizing bitrate selection patent thumbnailMethod and system for optimizing bitrate selection
A method including encoding a video program into a plurality of video streams, each of the plurality of video streams being encoded at a corresponding one of a plurality of bitrates; providing, to a plurality of viewing clients, an option to select one of the plurality of video streams; determining a streaming capacity of each of the viewing clients; and determining an improved plurality of bitrates based on streaming capacities of the plurality of viewing clients.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100093 
 Live video system patent thumbnailLive video system
A live video system is provided. The system includes a camera, a mobile device, and a wireless communication link between the camera and the mobile device, wherein video and audio captured by the camera is sent to the mobile device.
Fire Cam, Llc


04/07/16
20160100035 
 Personal handheld web server and storage device patent thumbnailPersonal handheld web server and storage device
A personal handheld web server that is wi-fi connectable to the internet through any wireless modem includes an ergonomic egg-shaped housing enclosing circuitry for a web server; at least wi-fi, bluetooth, and usb communications; and an externally visible video screen for user input, control, music playing, and document viewing. When in communication with the internet by wi-fi, the personal handheld web server has a unique url by which the personal handheld web server can be accessed by authorized users.
Eggcyte, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100031 

System and selection and switching of content sources for a streaming content session


Embodiments may include the generation and use of content source rankings for improving playback quality of content streams. In embodiments, a merchant system may collect and aggregate multiple quality metrics for different content streams that various content sources provide to various clients.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100018 

Cross channel in-vehicle media consumption measurement and analysis


The invention provides a novel and unique system and method for cross channel in-vehicle media consumption measurement and analysis. Real-time measurement and analysis of all applicable forms of media that a driver or passenger may consume inside of an automobile can be achieved.
Drive Time Metrics, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099993 

Broadcast media streaming with customized playlist insertion method and system


A method, system and server for customizing a broadcast media stream for delivery to a client associated with a user via a communication network. The broadcast media stream comprises a plurality of content segments, such as hosted segments, which are separated by a plurality of musical, informational or generic segments.
Vector Triton (lux) 1, S.À R.l. - Delaware Branch


04/07/16
20160099992 

Dynamic chunk manipulation for streaming mixed media: application programming interface


Timestamps for streams of media that transition from one media source to another (such as from live content to on-demand content, and vice versa) can be rewritten by a server to help ensure error-free streaming by the client. Embodiments can coordinate the creation of a client manifest with the dynamic creation of a requested segment of media (i.e., “chunk”) to determine how to rewrite timestamps of requested chunks such that they are continuous through the transition..
Brightcove Inc.


04/07/16
20160099991 

System and improved video streaming


A system and method for improved video streaming is disclosed herein. After receiving a log-in request from a user, an embodiment can access the user's account information to find available media files for the user.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099990 

Internet streaming and dynamic display of web cam videos


Internet streaming from broadcast radio or television stations is described wherein triggers for dynamic content from internal or external systems cause an encoder system to generate command messages, and optionally to synchronize those command messages with any delays associated with the triggering events. Command messages are delivered through a streaming media distribution system to client media players which obtain or present the dynamic content, in association with any desired configuration changes to the appearance of the media player or the method or manner in which the dynamic content is presented..

04/07/16
20160099921 

Fine grain rights management of streaming content


The present invention provides methods, apparatuses, and systems for delivering protected streaming content to a receiving device. In an aspect of the present invention, a broadcaster provides streaming content.
Nokia Technologies Oy


04/07/16
20160099805 

System and efficient support for short cryptoperiods in template mode


System and method embodiments are provided herein for efficient representation and use of initialization vectors (ivs) for encrypted segments using template mode representation in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (dash). An embodiment method includes sending in a media presentation description (mpd), from a network server to a client, a template for generating a universal resource locator (url) to obtain an iv that is used for encrypting a segment, in absence of an iv value in the mpd, receiving from the client a url configured according to the template, and upon receiving the url, returning an iv corresponding to the url to the client.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098746 

Technologies for live entertaining and entertainment trending


A method is performed via a computer. The method includes receiving a reservation from a customer.
Worldcast Live Inc.


04/07/16
20160098547 

System and automatic digital copy for physical media purchase


A system and method for giving access to streaming media that is associated with purchased physical media item is disclosed herein. Upon the purchase of a physical media item, a unique identifier is received.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098400 

System and improved navigation of available choices


A system and method for improved navigation of available titles for a streaming media service is disclosed herein. After entering a discovery mode, a list of categories is presented to a user.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098396 

Method and system for indexing and searching timed media information based upon relevance intervals


A method and system for indexing, searching, and retrieving information from timed media files based upon relevance intervals. The method and system for indexing, searching, and retrieving this information is based upon relevance intervals so that a portion of a timed media file is returned, which is selected specifically to be relevant to the given information representations, thereby eliminating the need for a manual determination of the relevance and avoiding missing relevant portions.
Streamsage, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098388 

Streaming data for analytics in process control systems


Techniques for streaming big data in a process plant are disclosed. Generally, these techniques facilitate storage or communication of process control data, including alarms, parameters, events, and the like, in near real-time.
Fisher-rosemount Systems, Inc.


03/31/16
20160095054 

Delivering media data to portable computing devices


Power consumption in a portable computing device's receive-transmit subsystem is reduced when this subsystem receives streaming media data. The portable computing device receives a first portion of the media data via a first communication channel and a second portion of the media data via a second channel.
Intel Corporation


03/31/16
20160094866 

User interaction analysis module


An interaction analysis module may collect data about user interactions with video content in a real-time video exploration (rve) system, analyze the collected data to determine correlations between users or groups of users and particular video content, and provide the analysis data to one or more systems, for example to the rve system or to an online merchant. The rve system may dynamically render and stream new video content targeted at particular users or groups based at least in part on the analysis data.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


03/31/16
20160094846 

Picture quality oriented rate control for low-latency streaming applications


A derived quantization parameter for a section of a currently encoding picture of a plurality of pictures is incremented to produce an updated quantization parameter when the derived quantization parameter is less than a minimum quantization parameter for the currently encoding picture. The section is then encoded using the updated quantization parameter.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


03/31/16
20160094608 

Proactive tcp connection stall recovery for http streaming content requests


Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for improving the reception of data at a computing device by proactively utilizing new tcp connections in response to identifying that tcp connections have stalled. In an embodiment, a processor of the computing device may perform operations including monitoring a status of requests via a plurality of tcp connections, identifying a stalled tcp connection having a missing request based on the monitoring, wherein the stalled tcp connection is configured to utilize a first network interface and access a first data source, evaluating other tcp connections to determine whether the other tcp connections stall using the first network interface or when accessing the first data source; identifying a second network interface and a second data source based on the evaluating, and reissuing the missing request with a new tcp connection configured to use the second network interface and access the second data source..
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/31/16
20160094604 

Adaptive streaming using chunked time-to-offset mapping


Systems and methods are provided herein relating to adaptive video streaming. Time-to-offset mapping associated with a set of video blocks can be broken up into chunks.
Google Inc.


03/31/16
20160094601 

Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media


Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to measure exposure to streaming media are disclosed. An example method includes accessing media received from a service provider at a media device, the media formatted using a binary format.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


03/31/16
20160094600 

Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media


Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to measure exposure to streaming media are disclosed. An example method includes accessing a source identifier of media received from a service provider server at a media device.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


03/31/16
20160094599 

Handling network connection changes during adaptive bitrate streaming


A capability for handling network connection changes during adaptive bitrate streaming is provided. A method includes receiving a request for a change associated with a network connection of a client device where the network connection of the client device is configured to support delivery of a content item to the client device using an adaptive bitrate streaming process of the client device, and delaying the change associated with the network connection of the client device based on a state of the adaptive bitrate streaming process.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


03/31/16
20160094598 

Beacon applications for content discovery and interaction


Beacon applications for content discovery and interaction include triggering features in applications, application discovery, embedding beacon information in streaming media, synchronizing the presentation of content on mobile devices and automatic configuration of mobile devices.. .
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160093078 

Virtual world generation engine


A virtual world generation engine and methods for generating virtual worlds from images collected from various sources, including crowdsourced images. A virtual world generation engine may obtain images (e.g., digital photographs, digital video frames, etc.) related to a particular real-world scene, combine the images using image processing techniques such as image stitching techniques to generate composite images representing a view of the scene, and generate models from the composite images.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


03/31/16
20160092216 

Optimizing grouping of instructions


Embodiments include optimizing the grouping of instructions in a microprocessor. Aspects include receiving a first clump of instructions from a streaming buffer, pre-decoding each of instructions for select information and sending the instructions to an instruction queue.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160092214 

Optimizing grouping of instructions


Embodiments include optimizing the grouping of instructions in a microprocessor. Aspects include receiving a first clump of instructions from a streaming buffer, pre-decoding each of instructions for select information and sending the instructions to an instruction queue.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160089363 

Compositions and methods for treating microbiota-related psychotropic conditions and diseases


In alternative embodiments, the invention provides compositions and methods for treating, ameliorating and preventing various disorders and conditions in mammals, including genetically-predisposed and chronic disorders, where the microbial or bacterial flora of the bowel is at least one causative or symptom-producing factor, for example, where the microbial or bacterial flora of the bowel manufactures neurotoxins or neurotoxic agents that enter the body through the gastrointestinal (gi) tract, e.g. The colon, and reach the systemic space, e.g., by neural streaming or via the circulation, to reach the central nervous system (cns), including the brain, the peripheral nervous system (pns), and other nervous systems.

03/24/16
20160088556 

Delivering media data to portable computing devices


Power consumption in a portable computing device's receive-transmit subsystem is reduced when this subsystem receives streaming media data. The portable computing device receives a first portion of the media data via a first communication channel and a second portion of the media data via a second channel.
Intel Corporation


03/24/16
20160088363 

Music editing method using video streaming service and music editing apparatus used therefor


Disclosed are a music editing method using a video streaming service and a music editing apparatus used therefor. The music editing apparatus receives url information from a server in which each url information of a plurality of video contents provided as a streaming service online is stored, streaming-reproduces a video corresponding to the url information using the url information, receives an audio signal input from a user through an audio input terminal, and mixes an audio output signal depending on the streaming-reproducing of the video and the audio signal input from the user, thereby realizing the present invention.

03/24/16
20160088347 

Method and presenting media content


A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a mobile communication device having a controller to receive a broadcast of media content from a first media source using a first communication protocol, display the media content on the mobile communication device, determine whether the media content exceeds one or more parameter thresholds when the media content is available to a display device from a second media source where the one or more parameter thresholds are based at least in part on the media content available from the second media source and where the display device is remote from the mobile communication device, and commence streaming of the media content from the mobile communication device to the display device when the media content exceeds the one or more parameter thresholds. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I,lp


03/24/16
20160088331 

Method and network based adaptive streaming


A method and apparatus for streaming over-the-top (ott) content on a network to subscribers is described. A digital video transport stream of an item of the ott content is obtained via unicast streaming methods of a resolution and bit rate selected from an available set of different resolutions and bit rates for the digital video transport stream.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


03/24/16
20160088294 

Encoding device, decoding device, streaming system, and streaming method


According to an embodiment, an encoding device includes an encoder. The encoder is configured to generate a video stream.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/24/16
20160088115 

Preemptive loading of protected data for streaming mobile devices


According to some embodiments, a proxy server populates a proxy server cache with first user content and sends the first user content to a secure client application executing on a user's mobile device. The proxy server determines a usage pattern based on a portion of the first user content consumed by the secure client application, prioritizes unrequested user content according to the usage pattern, and populates the proxy server cache with at least a portion of the unrequested user content based on priority..
Zixcorp Systems, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088079 

Streaming playout of media content using interleaved media players


A capability for supporting streaming playout of media content is presented. The capability for supporting streaming playout of media content may use multiple interleaved media players running in parallel to support interleaved playout of adjacent chunks of a media content item in a round robin manner so as to provide streaming playout of the media content item.
Alcatel Lucent


03/24/16
20160088054 

Video quality enhancement


Technology for supporting dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (dash) is disclosed. A quality metric may be determined, at a network device, for each of a plurality of media content segments in a defined representation that are described in a media presentation description (mpd) file.
Intel Corporation


03/24/16
20160088053 

Streaming with coordination of video orientation (cvo)


Technology to provide streaming with coordination of video orientation (cvo) is disclosed. In an example, a server can include computer circuitry configured to: receive a device capability for a client; and modify streamed content to the client based on an inclusion of a cvo attribute in the device capability..
Intel Corporation


03/24/16
20160088050 

Fast encoding of live streaming media content


Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the management of encoders for live media content streams. A media content system may employ potentially many encoders to encode potentially many live media content streams.
Mobitv, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088047 

Ownership identification, signaling, and handling of content components in streaming media


A content server comprising a processor coupled to the receiver configured to obtain a media content component, identify an ownership of the media content component, and generate a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (http) (dash) media presentation description (mpd) indicating storage locations of segments of the media content component, indicating instructions for displaying the segments of the media content component, and indicating ownership of the media content component, a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a request from a client for the media content component, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the dash mpd indicating the ownership of the media content component to the client in response to receiving the request.. .
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


03/24/16
20160086432 

Gaming providing a streaming symbols game


In various embodiments, the gaming system disclosed herein provides streaming symbols game which utilizes a single continuous series or chain of symbols and a plurality of symbol display positions which form a path. Specifically, in various embodiments, the gaming system displays the chain of symbols continuously moving through the path of symbol display positions wherein which symbols are evaluated for any awards corresponds to when the chain of symbols stops moving along the path..
Igt


03/24/16
20160085565 

Dynamic multi-user computer configuration settings


In an approach for managing user profiles, a computer identifies a first user profile and one or more additional user profiles, wherein the first user profile is active on a computing device. The computer receives streaming data.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160085564 

Dynamic multi-user computer configuration settings


In an approach for managing user profiles, a computer identifies a first user profile and one or more additional user profiles, wherein the first user profile is active on a computing device. The computer receives streaming data.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160085399 

Real time streaming analytics platform


System(s) and method(s) for processing one or more real time data streams captured in a distributed computing environment. In accordance with the system(s) and method(s), a gui may be provided that enables a user to design a gui pipeline comprising multiple sub-systems executing logic associated with a plurality of applications.
Impetus Technologies, Inc.


03/24/16
20160085280 

Adaptive power configuration for a mhl and hdmi combination multimedia device


A streaming apparatus includes circuitry accommodated in a high-definition multimedia interface (hdmi) connectable device to detect a connection state of a universal serial bus (usb) supply to the streaming apparatus; set an operational mode to a hdmi mode or a mobile high definition link (mhl) mode based on the connection state of the usb supply to the streaming apparatus. The apparatus selects a supply power from the usb power supply or the mhl power supply based on the connection state of the usb supply to the apparatus..
Broadcom Corporation


03/24/16
20160083920 

Hybrid energy plant


The invention pertains to energy production by capturing simultaneously water potential (surface height differences due to waves) and kinetic (flow of water due to e.g. Waves, tide or streams) energy.
Subsea-energy Oy


03/17/16
20160080833 

Methods, devices, and computer programs for streaming partitioned timed media data


The invention relates to receiving, transmitting, and generating a manifest describing a plurality of versions of partitioned timed media data comprising timed samples that comprise subsamples. A portion of the data is transmitted as a media segment file comprising independently encapsulated components comprising partition components containing a subsample selected from among the plurality of subsamples of one of the timed samples and one corresponding subsample of the other timed samples and one reference component comprising at least one extractor identifying at least the partition component.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/17/16
20160080787 

Video on demand access by multiple devices


A system and method for streaming a video on demand (vod) asset includes receiving, at a host, a vod asset request from a client over an internal network, and sending the vod asset request from the host over an external network using a client/host address that includes a host address and a client address. The vod asset targeted for the client including the client/host address is received at the host over the external network, and the vod asset is streamed from the host to the client over the internal network..
Mediacom Communications Corporation


03/17/16
20160080783 

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, which are capable of performing rapid zapping between channels. A content supply device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first supply unit configured to generate a zapping stream by delimiting streaming data according to a timing and a duration in common with another channel and to supply the zapping stream to a reception side via a network, a second supply unit configured to generate a viewing stream by delimiting the streaming data according to a duration of an integer multiple of the duration of the zapping stream and to supply the viewing stream to the reception side via the network, and a metafile generating unit configured to generate a metafile that is for the reception side to receive the zapping stream and the viewing stream.
Sony Corporation


03/17/16
20160080739 

System and compressing video based on latency measurements and other feedback


A system and method of playing a video game in a streaming mode includes executing a selected video game on an assigned game server, receiving execution control signals corresponding to user inputs to a client device to generate multiple video frames. Encoding the video frames in a shared hardware compression.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc


03/17/16
20160080460 

Video streaming diagnostics


A video stream dsl analyzer receives at least non-physical layer management data and physical layer management data and in response generates metric information. The generated metric information is used to characterize the performance of the video stream information and diagnose any problems if necessary.
Adaptive Spectrum And Alignment Inc.


03/17/16
20160080457 

Qualified video delivery methods


A video server is configured to provide streaming video to players of computer games over a computing network. The video server can provided video of different games to different players simultaneously.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc


03/17/16
20160080456 

Method and system for efficient streaming video dynamic rate adaptation


A streaming media system employs dynamic rate adaptation. The method includes a file format compatible with legacy http infrastructure to deliver media over a persistent connection.
Ericsson Ab


03/17/16
20160080452 

Comment link to streaming media


Embodiments generally relate to proving a method for an authenticated user of an item of streaming media content to create a shareable clip of a portion of the item. The method comprises using an interface on a first device to accept a first input from the authenticated user to define the clip; using the interface to accept a second input from the authenticated user to create a comment for the clip; creating an identifier for the clip, the identifier uniquely corresponding to the authenticated user and the defined clip; and sending the identifier and the comment to a second user in a form that includes a clickable link.
Sony Corporation


03/17/16
20160080450 

Backfill of video stream


A data streaming method is performed at a computing device having one or more processors and memory. The memory stores one or more programs configured for execution by the one or more processors.
Google Inc.


03/17/16
20160080448 

Dynamic video streaming based on viewer activity


In some examples, techniques and architectures for modifying resolution of video displayed on a display device include receiving information from a distance sensor and one or more image sensors, detecting an activity of a viewer of the display device based, at least in part, on the information received from the distance sensor and the one or more image sensors, and transmitting a request to a remote server to adjust bandwidth of media content streaming to the display device to a new bandwidth. The new bandwidth may be based, at least in part, on one or more of the activity of the viewer, size of the display device, or an ability of the viewer to resolve images displayed on the display device..
Microsoft Corporation


03/17/16
20160080445 

Multi-tenant over-the-top multicast


Some embodiments provide a multi-tenant over-the-top multicast solution that integrates the per user stream customizability of unicast with the large scale streaming efficiencies of multicast. The solution involves an application, different multicast groups streaming an event with different customizations, and a manifest file or metadata identifying the different groups and customizations.
Edgecast Networks, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080442 

Intelligent streaming of media content


In various embodiments, methods and systems for intelligent streaming of game content based on the level of interactivity of the game content are provided. The level of interactivity of game content is determined using techniques that classify the level of interactivity.
Microsoft Corporation


03/17/16
20160080330 

Broadband certified mail


The present invention provides a system and method for providing certified voice and/or multimedia mail messages in a broadband signed communication system which uses packetized digital information. Cryptography is used to authenticate a message that has been compiled from streaming voice or multimedia packets.
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.


03/17/16
20160080296 

System and interface that facilitate selecting videos to share in a messaging application


Systems and methods are provided that facilitate selecting videos to share in a messaging session such as group video chat. In one or more aspects, a system is provided that includes an interface component configured to generate a graphical user interface that facilitates selecting by a user of the device, one or more videos provided by a remote streaming media provider, for sharing with one or more other users in association with a messaging session between the user and the one or more other users, the interface comprising a plurality of input categories including at least one video selection category corresponding to information identifying a set of videos associated with a shared attribute.
Google Inc.


03/17/16
20160080237 

Adaptive bit rate media streaming based on network conditions received via a network monitor


A method includes receiving, at a device from a content source, a portion of a particular chunk of media content a particular quality level. The method includes receiving, at the device, network data about network conditions associated with the device in response to receipt of the portion.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/17/16
20160078092 

Data streaming for interactive decision-oriented software applications


Providing data to a computer software application by intercepting a request made by a computer software application to retrieve a first data set from a first data storage location, accessing a record, defined in advance of the request, that includes a reference to the first data set and a reference to a second data set, retrieving the first data set from a data storage location other than the first data storage location, and retrieving the second data set from a data storage location other than the first data storage location in advance of a request by the computer software application to access the second data set at the first data storage location.. .
Happy Cloud Inc.


03/17/16
20160077603 

Method and system for unified input in cross-platform streaming applications in cloud computing environments


A computer program, method, and system for cross-platform input data unification. According to some embodiments, a first input data is received from a first input device connected to a first platform.
Ubisoft Entertainment


03/10/16
20160073176 

Advertisement targeting scheme in a multicast abr environment based on switched video


A scheme for providing targeted advertisements in a multicast adaptive bitrate (abr) streaming environment. In one implementation, ads specific to a subscriber's demographic profile and relevant to the genre of a tuned mabr media channel may be downloaded in a gateway (gw) or into a network storage system.
Ericsson Television Inc.


03/10/16
20160073175 

Advertisement targeting scheme in a multicast abr environment based on throttled ad channel streaming


A scheme for providing targeted advertisements in a multicast adaptive bitrate (abr) streaming environment. In one implementation, ads specific to a subscriber's demographic profile and relevant to the genre of a tuned mabr media channel may be downloaded in a gateway (gw) or into a network storage system.
Ericsson Television Inc.


03/10/16
20160073155 

Synchronization and control of overlay contents for video streaming in a wireless communication system


Wireless communication devices are provided with direct video and audio streaming capability. The streaming capability may support overlays.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/10/16
20160073146 

Advertisement targeting scheme in a multicast abr environment based on ad caching


A scheme for providing targeted advertisements in a multicast adaptive bitrate (abr) streaming environment. In one implementation, ads specific to a subscriber's demographic profile and relevant to the genre of a tuned mabr media channel may be downloaded in a gateway (gw) or into a network storage system.
Ericsson Television Inc.


03/10/16
20160073138 

User-defined content streaming


Methods and systems for providing user defined content transmissions are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving a request for first content and receiving a first preference.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


03/10/16
20160073106 

Techniques for adaptive video streaming


In a video coding system, a common video sequence is coded multiple times to yield respective instances of coded video data. Each instance may be coded according to a set coding parameters derived from a target bit rate of a respective tier of service.
Apple Inc.


03/10/16
20160073013 

Handheld multi vantage point player


The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for utilizing a portable handheld device for viewing streaming video captured from multiple vantage points. More specifically, the present invention presents methods and apparatus for controlling the immersive experience through player configurations for viewing image data captured in two dimensional or three dimensional data formats and from multiple disparate points of capture based on venue specific characteristics, wherein the viewing experience may emulate observance of an event from at least two of the multiple points of capture in specifically chosen locations of a particular venue..
Livestage, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072870 

Multi-cdn digital content streaming


Techniques for transmitting a digital content stream through a network between a plurality of content servers and a content player. Network performance information for the plurality of content servers is retrieved.
Netflix, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072866 

Systems and methods for scalable structured data distribution


Systems and methods for efficiently absorbing, archiving, and distributing any size data sets are provided. Some embodiments provide flexible, policy-based distribution of high volume data through real time streaming as well as past data replay.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.


03/10/16
20160072865 

Active offline storage management for streaming media application used by multiple client devices


A system, method and computer program product for storing streaming media content includes: receiving streaming content, at a first mobile computing device, from a content service provider over a communications network; and determining, by a secondary mobile computing device specific details of a use of the content currently being received and buffered at the first device. The second device obtains, using the determined specific details, the content expected to be consumed by the first device to a local memory storage device at the secondary device, and stores the expected content for subsequent consumption.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/10/16
20160071300 

Systems and methods for media streaming and presentation in an application environment


A method for displaying data is disclosed. The method may include displaying an application on a mobile electronic communication device.
Gosub 60, Inc.


03/10/16
20160071166 

Method and system for automatically pausing advertisements based on user attention


A computer-implemented method for automatically pausing advertisements based on user attention includes rendering a digital video to a user, in response to the user initiating the digital video through a web multimedia player. The computer-implemented method also includes streaming an advertisement to the user once the user begins to watch the digital video and monitoring the user attention as the user watches the advertisement.
Yahoo! Inc.


03/10/16
20160070744 

System and reading file blocks


A system and method for reading file blocks includes reading an inode associated with the file from the file system, the inode including one or more first block pointers, determining a height of a file tree associated with the file, and determining whether a value of a second block pointer selected from the one or more first block pointers is consistent with the file having been stored using a block allocation pattern. When the value of the second block pointer is consistent with the file having been stored using the block allocation pattern the method further includes pre-fetching a plurality of file blocks based on the block allocation pattern, verifying that the pre-fetched file blocks are consistent with the file tree, and retrieving one or more data blocks of the file.
Red Hat, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070702 

Method and system to enable user related content preferences intelligently on a headphone


A method and system to enable user related content preferences intelligently on a headphone is disclosed. The embodiments relate generally to the field of user related content preferences.
Aivvy Inc.


03/10/16
20160070561 

Streaming graphic method and arrangement data for building control systems


A method of updating building control system values includes instantiating a server object on a data server corresponding to a set of bcs values. The method also includes generating in a web server a data request associated with the server object and providing the data request to the data server.
Siemens Industry, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070444 

Systems and methods for transmitting data from multiple sources to multiple destinations


A device configured to enable multi-room streaming is described. The device may be configured to enable multi-room streaming at diverse destination devices.
Tuxera Corporation


03/10/16
20160070346 

Multi vantage point player with wearable display


The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for utilizing a wearable display device for viewing streaming video captured from multiple vantage points. More specifically, the present invention presents methods and apparatus for controlling the immersive experience through player configurations for viewing image data captured in two dimensional or three dimensional data formats and from multiple disparate points of capture based on venue specific characteristics, wherein the viewing experience may emulate observance of an event from at least two of the multiple points of capture in specifically chosen locations of a particular venue..
Livestage, Inc.




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

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