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Systems and methods for automated extraction of closed captions in real time or near real-time and tagging of streaming…

Systems and methods for automated extraction of closed captions in real time or near real-time and tagging of streaming…

Streaming video server with virtual file system and methods for use therewith

Streaming video server with virtual file system and methods for use therewith

Streaming video server with virtual file system and methods for use therewith

Utilization of remote control to display media

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10/23/14
20140317662
 Providing correlated programming information for broadcast media content and streaming media content patent thumbnailProviding correlated programming information for broadcast media content and streaming media content
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing correlated programming information for broadcast media content and streaming media content. In one implementation, a processing device receives first programming information, the first programming information including scheduling information for media content originating at a first source.
10/23/14
20140317654
 Systems and methods for automated extraction of closed captions in real time or near real-time and tagging of streaming data for advertisements patent thumbnailSystems and methods for automated extraction of closed captions in real time or near real-time and tagging of streaming data for advertisements
System and methods for finding and accessing desired audio content from audio content sources, including means and methods for extracting captions from a broadcast; aggregating the captions in a database; indexing the database content; searching the captions for a mention of at least one target; analyzing the results for desired content; indexing into the database to extract the desired content; thereby providing a method for quickly finding and accessing desired audio and video content from a large number of sources.. .
10/23/14
20140317652
 Streaming video server with virtual file system and methods for use therewith patent thumbnailStreaming video server with virtual file system and methods for use therewith
A streaming video server generates a virtual file system that includes virtual addresses of a plurality of encrypted segments of a plurality of video programs at each of a plurality of bitrates, without storing the plurality of encrypted segments in persistent storage. A request is received from a client device to access a selected one of the plurality of video programs via a request to access the virtual file system.
10/23/14
20140317650
 Utilization of remote control to display media patent thumbnailUtilization of remote control to display media
A system (10), a method and a utilization of a remote control adapted to display media content from the world wide web (12). This is accomplished by utilizing a smart-phone (18) as a remote control by an application program, and transmitting the media content through a backend system (110) utilizing wi-fi adapters to (20) transmit streaming media to for instance a hdmi tv (16)..
10/23/14
20140317308
 Media quality information signaling in dynamic adaptive video streaming over hypertext transfer protocol patent thumbnailMedia quality information signaling in dynamic adaptive video streaming over hypertext transfer protocol
A media representation adaptation method comprising obtaining an media presentation description (mpd) that comprises instructions for retrieving a plurality of media segments and their quality information, sending a quality information request, receiving the quality information that comprises a plurality of quality segments, selecting a media segment based on the quality information, sending a media segment request that requests the media segment, and receiving the media segment. A computer program product that when executed by a processor causes a network device to obtain an mpd that comprises instructions for retrieving a media content stream and quality information, determine a quality level threshold, request a quality information associated with the media content stream, receive the quality information, select a media segment with a corresponding quality segment that is greater than the quality level threshold, send a media segment request that requests the media segment, and receive the media segment..
10/23/14
20140317307
 Period labeling in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol patent thumbnailPeriod labeling in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol
A method of dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (http) (dash) comprising receiving an asset that comprises a media presentation described in a media presentation description (mpd), wherein the media presentation comprises one or more periods, and wherein each period comprises at least one adaptation set, and identifying the asset on a period level using one or more asset identifiers specified in the mpd.. .
10/23/14
20140317306
 Fragment interface into dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol presentations patent thumbnailFragment interface into dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol presentations
A method of dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (http) (dash) comprising accessing a dash media presentation at a given time of a period on a media timeline of the dash media presentation, and determining one or more parameters to express a state of the dash media presentation, wherein the parameters comprise a temporal parameter that indicates the given time, and wherein the given time is relative to a start of the period.. .
10/23/14
20140317244
 Real-time or near real-time streaming patent thumbnailReal-time or near real-time streaming
Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content, specified in one or more playlists, using transfer protocols such as an http compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method can adaptively determine a minimum overlap for an overlap in time between two streams being received concurrently in order to determine when to switch between the two streams, and the minimum overlap can be determined based on connection speed.
10/23/14
20140317243
 Method and system for prediction of software data consumption patterns patent thumbnailMethod and system for prediction of software data consumption patterns
A method including downloading a streaming model file and at least one initial execution file from a server via a conventional download protocol without using a specialized streaming protocol. When executed, the initial execution file only partially implements an application.
10/23/14
20140317241
 Utility-maximization framework for dynamic adaptive video streaming over hypertext transfer protocol in multiuser-multiple input multiple output long-term evolution networks patent thumbnailUtility-maximization framework for dynamic adaptive video streaming over hypertext transfer protocol in multiuser-multiple input multiple output long-term evolution networks
A method for scheduling user equipment (ue) devices comprising sorting the plurality of ue devices based on a weight of priority associated with each of the ue devices with respect to a plurality of subbands, and assigning one or more of the ue devices to each of the subbands using the weight of priority associated with the ue devices, wherein the weight of priority is based on one or more network utility functions associated with the ue devices. A computer program product comprising computer executable instructions to receive a media content segment using a dynamic adaptive video streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (http) (dash) protocol, monitor a playback buffer size of a ue device, monitor a battery energy level of the ue device, and adjust a representation quality level in a segment request based on the target requested video rate, the playback buffer size and the battery energy level..
10/23/14
20140317240
Systems and methods for streaming video programs while integrating accountability and communication
Systems and methods for streaming video programs while integrating accountability and communication are provided. The system may include first and second recording devices, which record first and second feeds of a target.
10/23/14
20140317239
Real-time streaming media playing method
A real-time streaming media playing method is provided. According to the present invention, plural streaming data are stored in an electronic device, plural time stamps are assigned to respective streaming data, and the plural streaming data are arranged according to the time sequence.
10/23/14
20140317237
Selective content delivery in a real-time streaming environment
F: a distribution function calculated based on prior history of the content delivered.. .
10/23/14
20140317060
Remote backup of large files
A method of backing up large volumes of data that includes identifying a data file for remote backup; transmitting two or more chunks of the data file in parallel through a communications network to a server to be stored by the server; streaming, compressing, and encrypting prior to transmission each chunk without generating additional data copies for each of the streaming, compressing, and encrypting; detecting an interruption in the transmission a chunk(s); checking the availability and reliability of the communications network; and restarting transmission of the interrupted chunk after a randomized pause period.. .
10/23/14
20140316914
Chefteria system and method
Chefteria system and method provides web based computer system/platform for the chefs to create and sell their menu of freshly prepared-to-the-order foods and deliver instantly to the customers. Registered customers who place the successful food order through online system can view the live video streaming of the chefs preparation/cooking of their order.
10/23/14
20140314237
Asynchronously streaming high quality audio of a live event from a handheld device
An audio streaming system includes a handheld computing device that asynchronously streams audio to a storage subsystem. The handheld computing device receives and buffers audio data of contiguous audio samples and, after a predefined amount of contiguous audio samples has been buffered, assigns an index for that predefined amount of contiguous audio samples and asynchronously transmits the index and those contiguous audio samples to a storage subsystem of a broadcast server system.
10/16/14
20140310739
Simultaneous video streaming across multiple channels
Methods and systems for a media controller subsystem that can provide video streaming using a distributed network control server, media server, and virtual network console on a common processing or circuit board and filter and apply restrictions to media content based on one or more of the identity of the vehicle occupant requesting media content, the identity of a portable computational device associated with the vehicle occupant, and the spatial location of the vehicle occupant and/or remote computational device.. .
10/16/14
20140310735
Flat rate billing of content distribution
The invention relates to flat rate billing schemes and ways of improving the cost-efficiency in the broadcasting of e.g. Streaming media..
10/16/14
20140310518
Dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol service protection
A method comprising encrypting a segment in response to receiving a segment request to generate an encrypted segment, and sending the encrypted segment, wherein encrypting the segment comprises encrypting a data content segment and a non-media segment in accordance with information provided in a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (http) (dash) media presentation description (mpd), and wherein encrypting the segment generates an encrypted data content segment and an encrypted non-media segment. A method comprising sending a segment request, receiving an encrypted segment, wherein the encrypted segment comprises an encrypted data content segment and an encrypted non-media segment, and decrypting the encrypted segment in accordance with information provided in a dash mpd to generate a data content segment and a non-media segment, wherein the non-media segment comprises a non-playable media..
10/16/14
20140310424
Tiered content streaming
Techniques for providing live content at different quality levels to a user device include advertising content availability at multiple quality levels for selection by the user device, receiving a quality level selection from the user device, wherein the quality level selection matches one of the advertised multiple quality levels, determining whether the received quality level selection differs from a currently used quality level, when it is determined that the received quality level selection is different from the currently used quality level, reconfiguring a transcoder to transcode the live content to only the received quality level, and updating a metafile to include a first quality level at a first bitrate lower than a bitrate for the received quality level selection and a second quality level at a second bitrate higher than the bitrate for the received quality level selection.. .
10/16/14
20140310386
Adaptive downloading or streaming to conserve mobile device or network resources
Embodiments of the present disclosure include techniques for optimization on downloading/streaming activities of media and/or other files (e.g., on a local client, or a local proxy on a mobile device). An example of such downloading/streaming is a user accessing media content including video and/or audio content using a mobile device such as a smart phone, a tablet, or a “phablet,” etc..
10/16/14
20140309539
Implantable cardiac device adapted to extract a patient's respiratory waveforms from an intrathoracic or intracardiac impedance, pressure and/or accelerometry input stream
An implantable cardiac device is provided. The implantable cardiac device includes a sensing unit adapted to measure an intrathoracic or intracardiac impedance, pressure, and/or accelerometry input stream, which includes a patient's respiratory waveforms.
10/16/14
20140307637
Methods and devices for cooperative scheduling in a wireless communications network
A method of multi-streaming data includes obtaining first information based on transmission conditions between a first base station and a first set of users associated with the first base station. The method may include obtaining second information based on transmission conditions between a second base station and a second set of users associated with the second base station.
10/16/14
20140307585
Networked media station
Disclosed herein is a networked media station providing a variety of features including a wireless network interface, a wired network interface, a peripheral interface, and a multimedia interface. The wireless network interface(s) allows the device to communicate to serve as a wireless base station or repeater and/or a bridge between a wireless and a wired network.
10/16/14
20140307180
Apparatuses and methods for streaming audio and video
A wirelessly enabled content delivery apparatus includes a surface. The surface has a front side and a back side.
10/16/14
20140307042
Telecommunication network
A telecommunication network 9 for video conference calls comprises: devices including: a plurality of telecommunication end-point devices 35,36,38,39; and a plurality of data streaming devices 33,40 each for streaming encoded data from at least one of the telecommunication end-point devices 35,36,38,39 to at least one other of the data streaming devices 33,40 and/or to at least one other of the telecommunication end-point devices 35,36,38,39. The telecommunication network further comprises a controller 34 for controlling: forming of telecommunication connections between at least some devices on the network; and data streams along the formed telecommunication connections.
10/16/14
20140306809
Fluid pipeline leak detection and location with miniature rf tags
Sensors locate troublesome leaks in pipes or conduits that carry a flowing medium. These sensors, through tailored physical and geometric properties, preferentially seek conduit leaks or breaches due to flow streaming.
10/09/14
20140304731
Location for secondary content based on data differential
Methods and apparatus provide for a content inserter to determine location(s) for secondary content in streaming video. The content inserter receives a set of video frames and analyzes data differential(s) occurring in the set of video frames to identify secondary content locations between adjacent video frames.
10/09/14
20140304422
Streaming media segment preparation method and apparatus
Embodiments of the present invention provide a streaming media segment preparation method and apparatus. The method includes: determining at least one quality point, where the at least one quality point is separately used to indicate quality of at least one target segment of streaming media in a first time period; and determining, according to the at least one quality point, the at least one target segment of the streaming media in the first time period.
10/09/14
20140304377
Method for adaptive streaming, local storing and post-storing quality increase of a content file
A method includes monitoring a bandwidth currently available for streaming of a segment file pertaining to the selected content asset from a server to the client. A selected content asset is registered by receiving a user-originating request identifying the selected content asset.
10/09/14
20140304373
Filtering content for adaptive streaming
Creating a filtered adaptive streaming playlist in a content delivery network. The playlist is for delivery of a plurality of chunks of stored video content to a streaming client device.
10/09/14
20140304353
Rdma to streaming protocol driver
Mechanisms for providing data streams are disclosed. A device accesses a mapping stored at the device that maps a desired media content item to a source address and to a range of addresses in a storage device of a remote content distribution server allocated to the desired media content item.
10/09/14
20140298996
Sorbents for carbon dioxide reduction from indoor air
A sorbent for c02 reduction from indoor air from an enclosed space. In some embodiments, the sorbent comprises a solid support and an amine-based compound being supported by the support.
10/02/14
20140298006
Data encryption and decryption
Systems and methods for data encryption and decryption are provided. Packets of a streaming video from a video source are received.
10/02/14
20140297886
System and method of streaming data over a distributed infrastructure
A system and method of streaming data in real time and, more particularly, a system and method of real time streaming of data over a grid network or other distributed infrastructure. The method and system includes updating a content directory of a root server with end resource information.
10/02/14
20140297885
High picture quality video streaming service method and system
The present invention relates to a high picture quality video streaming service method and system. The high picture quality video streaming service system according to the present invention includes: a content server for generating a first encoding video by encoding an original video with at a constant bit rate, generating a second encoding video by encoding the original video by using 1/n of the length of a first encoding video group of pictures (gop) and 1/n of a frame rate with constant quantization parameters, generating a streaming video by using the first encoding video and the second encoding video, and downloading the first encoding video and transmitting the streaming video in real time; and a user terminal for downloading and playing the first encoding video, or generating and playing a video for playback by recombining frames of the first encoding video and frames of the streaming video..
10/02/14
20140297882
Dynamic track switching in media streaming
A switching module is adapted to configure switches between source buffers and rendering pipelines. Each of the switches has one or more selection inputs each representing encoded data for a media track from one of the source buffers.
10/02/14
20140297881
Downloading and adaptive streaming of multimedia content to a device with cache assist
An apparatus operates in an offline mode and a playback mode, and includes a relatively large cache buffer. In the offline mode, the apparatus is configured download multimedia content identified in a user content queue, over a communication network, into the cache buffer.
10/02/14
20140297869
Adaptive streaming cost management
Methods and systems for adaptive streaming cost management are described. A processing device can request slices of media content for playback on a media player from a first media source using adaptive streaming.
10/02/14
20140297808
Method and apparatus for assisting with playback of remotely stored media files
A software based system for facilitating streaming of media files to a device over a wide area network (wan) includes an agent process, an authentication process, a client services process and a client process. The agent process catalogs local media files and advises the authentication process of it's availability on the wan and the address at which it may be contacted.
10/02/14
20140297804
Control of multimedia content streaming through client-server interactions
A real-time server (rts) controls on-demand, live, and real-time streaming of multimedia content from network services to a client. The rts receives a request to stream the multimedia content to the client.
10/02/14
20140297731
Full-duplex bi-directional communication over a remote procedure call based communications protocol, and applications thereof
Systems and methods for reducing the cost but increasing the performance caused in streaming data between a client and a server are described herein. Embodiments of the present invention relate to reducing the cost but increasing the performance by the traditional data streaming where two tcp connections, one for each direction of traffic is used.
10/02/14
20140297726
Content rate control for streaming media servers
The present invention provides a method for content rate selection. The method includes selecting a content rate for play out of at least one frame transmitted from a media server to a media client via a wireless access network.
10/02/14
20140297292
System and method for increasing transmission bandwidth efficiency ("ebt2")
Systems and methods for increasing transmission bandwidth efficiency by the analysis and synthesis of the ultimate components of transmitted content are presented. To implement such a system, a dictionary or database of elemental codewords can be generated from a set of audio clips.
10/02/14
20140296635
Trocar sleeve
A trocar sleeve that isolates the surgical device or movement thereof to inhibit or prevent an established non-jet streaming condition from becoming a jet streaming condition and a method of inhibiting or preventing a jet streaming condition from occurring due to instrument obstruction.. .
10/02/14
20140293976
Power-saving hub messages in wireless body area networks
A time division multiple access (tdma) media access control (mac) protocol is provided for wireless body area networks (bans). In particular, in some embodiments the described network devices utilize a reservation-based power saving polling (resp) mac protocol for communication.
10/02/14
20140293850
Power-saving tdma mac for wireless body area networks
A time division multiple access (tdma) media access control (mac) protocol is provided for wireless body area networks (bans). In particular, in some embodiments the described network devices utilize a reservation-based power saving polling (resp) mac protocol for communication.
10/02/14
20140293026
Streaming video navigation systems and methods
The multimedia systems and methods disclosed herein permit rapid switching from one video stream to another in order to present similar images at different camera angles. The systems and methods further describe a virtual joystick and a moviola system.
10/02/14
20140292803
System, method, and computer program product for generating mixed video and three-dimensional data to reduce streaming bandwidth
A system, method, and computer program product for generating mixed video data and three-dimensional data to reduce streaming bandwidth is disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving graphics data that represents a plurality of graphic objects, selecting a first subset of graphic objects from the plurality of graphic objects to be rendered by a client device, transmitting the first subset of graphic objects to the client device, rendering a second subset of graphic objects from the plurality of graphic objects to generate image data for a frame of video, and transmitting the image data to the client device.
10/02/14
20140292751
Rate control bit allocation for video streaming based on an attention area of a gamer
A video encoder, a method of encoding a frame of video data, and a three-dimensional modeling system producing an encoded video stream are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) receiving from an application a frame of video data to be encoded, (2) determining a gamer's attention area for the frame of video data and (3) changing an encoding of the frame of video data by allocating bits for the frame based upon the gamer's attention area..
10/02/14
20140292537
Emergency handling in a body area network
A time division multiple access (tdma) media access control (mac) protocol is provided for wireless body area networks (bans). In particular, in some embodiments the described network devices utilize a reservation-based power saving polling (resp) mac protocol for communication.
09/25/14
20140289785
Methods and systems for a current channel buffer for network based personal video recording
A “pause live television” service is implemented, where in one embodiment, a continuously streaming video from a broadcast programming source is copied into a circular buffer. A set top box (“stb”) requests a trick function, such as “pause,” by sending a message to the system, which in one embodiment suspends the display of the present broadcast video in the stb.
09/25/14
20140289415
Continuous and concurrent device experience in a multi-device ecosystem
Various embodiments generally relate to decentralized operating systems spanning multiple devices. More specifically, some embodiments relate to continuous and concurrent device experiences across the multiple devices.
09/25/14
20140289406
System and method for detecting active streams using a heartbeat and secure stop mechanism
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for identifying active streaming connections associated with a particular user account. Each active streaming connection transmits heartbeat packets periodically to a server that tracks the receipt of the heartbeat packets.
09/25/14
20140289369
Cloud-based system for flash content streaming
A cloud-based system executes a rich internet application such as a flash application and compresses its video stream output. A player executes a rich internet application and produces frames of a video stream according to the rich internet application and inputs received from a remote user.
09/25/14
20140289308
Streaming distribution system, streaming distribution method
A streaming distribution system in which streaming data is transmitted from a server to a client, the streaming distribution system includes: the server includes: a first processor configured to execute a plurality of instructions, the instructions includes, rearranging at least one independently playable data item contained in the streaming data from an original position to a position at a front side of the streaming data; transmitting the rearranged streaming data to the client; and the client includes: a second processor configured to execute a plurality of instructions, the instructions includes, decoding the original streaming data that has been restored in accordance with the original position of the received independently playable data item.. .
09/25/14
20140289240
Managing attributes in stream processing
A method and system for managing attributes in a streaming application is disclosed. The system may have a stream manager communicatively coupled with processing elements for tracking a stream of tuples.
09/25/14
20140289203
Using mobile devices of a user as an edge cache to stream video files
Technology is disclosed for using computing devices (“the devices”) of a user as an edge cache of a distributed backup system to stream video files. In the distributed backup system, the user can store different data files of the user at different devices of the user and/or at a server.
09/25/14
20140289186
Managing attributes in strem processing using a cache
A method and system for managing attributes in a streaming application is disclosed. The system may contain a receiving stream operator that is communicatively coupled with a stream manager.


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