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Streaming media segment preparation method and apparatus

Streaming media segment preparation method and apparatus

Method for adaptive streaming, local storing and post-storing quality increase of a content file

Method for adaptive streaming, local storing and post-storing quality increase of a content file

Method for adaptive streaming, local storing and post-storing quality increase of a content file

Filtering content for adaptive streaming

Date/App# patent app List of recent Streaming-related patents
10/09/14
20140304731
 Location for secondary content based on data differential patent thumbnailLocation 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 patent thumbnailStreaming 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailFiltering 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 patent thumbnailRdma 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 patent thumbnailSorbents 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 patent thumbnailData 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 patent thumbnailSystem 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 patent thumbnailHigh 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 patent thumbnailDynamic 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.
09/25/14
20140286438
Quality of service management server and method of managing streaming bit rate
A quality of service (qos) management server and a method of managing a streaming bit rate. One embodiment of a qos management server includes: (1) an encoder operable to encode a video stream at a current bit rate for transmission via a network interface controller (nic) and (2) a processor operable to receive qos statistics regarding the video stream via the nic, employ the qos statistics to determine a new bit rate and cause the encoder to encode the video stream at the new bit rate..
09/25/14
20140285496
Data compression for real-time streaming of deformable 3d models for 3d animation
Systems and methods are described for performing spatial and temporal compression of deformable mesh based representations of 3d character motion allowing the visualization of high-resolution 3d character animations in real time. In a number of embodiments, the deformable mesh based representation of the 3d character motion is used to automatically generate an interconnected graph based representation of the same 3d character motion.
09/18/14
20140283136
Systems and methods for securing and locating computing devices
Methods and systems are provided for identifying a computing device and/or the user of such a device and granting or prohibit access to one or more devices based on the location of the computing device. User devices include receivers and emitters for localization signals, and behavior of user devices or user interaction devices are modified according to received localization signals.
09/18/14
20140283039
Enhanced security for hardware decoder accelerator
A software security layer may be used to protect a system against exploitation of a hardware encoder accelerator by malicious data embedded in the one or more frames of encoded digital streaming data. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.
09/18/14
20140282799
Method for transmitting media data via a heterogeneous ip network independently of a media codec
The present invention relates to a method for transmitting media data via a heterogeneous ip network, the method efficiently transmitting, independently of a specific media codec, media streaming in the format of a coded media fragment data unit, including a header of a media unit having a minimized size and a simplified structure.. .
09/18/14
20140282792
Video streaming with buffer occupancy prediction based quality adaptation
Video streaming with buffer occupancy prediction based quality adaptation is provided by obtaining a plurality of segment lengths each of which corresponds to each one of a set of video segments, each video segment being associated with one of multiple candidate video representations, predicting a segment transfer time for each obtained segment length, and selecting one of the multiple candidate video representations, the selection being based at least in part on a buffer occupancy variation corresponding to each predicted segment transfer time.. .
09/18/14
20140282777
Apparatus and methods for delivery of multicast and unicast content in a content delivery network
Methods and apparatus for providing delivery of content to client devices of a network via both multicast and unicast mechanisms. In one embodiment, a system for use in a managed content delivery network is described to bridge multicast to unicast, so that the total network bandwidth consumption is significantly lower than a corresponding unicast-only delivery solution, yet which still provides improved quality of service and user viewing experience as compared to a multicast-only delivery solution.
09/18/14
20140282773
Chunking of multiple track audio for adaptive bit rate streaming
Systems, devices and methods are provided to support multiple audio tracks in an adaptive media stream. Segments of the adaptive stream are encoded so that the player is able to locate and request a specific one of the available audio tracks using byte range requests or the like.
09/18/14
20140282768
System and method for interactive spatio-temporal streaming data
System and method for providing a probabilistic order of tiles relative to a current section of a video that a user is viewing. A cache implementation uses this ordering to decide what tiles to evict from the cache, i.e.
09/18/14
20140282766
On the fly transcoding of video on demand content for adaptive streaming
Systems and methods of performing on the fly transcoding of video on demand content for adaptive streaming are disclosed. For example, a media server has access to a single rendition of a video on demand item.
09/18/14
20140282757
Predictive positioning
A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to receive a streaming program, calculate a delay time that occurs between an instant in time when a trick play input is received and an instant in time proximate to an onset of executing the trick play input, and calculate a predicted position of the streaming program based on the delay time, the type of trick play input, the speed of the trick play input, and a difference in the streaming program progress resulting from the delay to execute the trick play input.. .
09/18/14
20140282717
Providing personalized experiences related to streaming of broadcast content over a network
An approach for providing personalized experiences to users of broadcast content streaming. Supplemental content identifications are obtained for individual sets of supplemental content associated with one or more selectable events.
09/18/14
20140282696
Advertising download verification
Methods and systems are described for verifying that advertising content has been downloaded by a client. When a streaming client requests advertising content from an advertising server, the streaming client receives one or more verifiers from the advertising server.
09/18/14
20140282690
Pre-defined streaming media buffer points
An approach is provided in which a source entity generates scene fill metadata corresponding to scene transition points included in media content. The scene fill metadata includes a “required buffer amount,” which indicates an amount of the media content for which a destination entity should buffer prior to displaying one or more upcoming scenes.
09/18/14
20140282689
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 sever 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.
09/18/14
20140282687
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 sever 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.
09/18/14
20140282681
Chapterized streaming of video content
A method includes sending, by a user device, a request for video content based on a selected video content chapter of the video content. The method also includes receiving video content information that includes a list of video content chapters of the video content.
09/18/14
20140282656
Personalized video channel control
Video content is identified by a source component via a processor from a plurality of media sources. The media sources can comprise a wireless broadcast media channel, a web site, a web data feed, and/or a wired broadcast channel for communication via a personalized video channel.
09/18/14
20140282436
Testing a software interface for a streaming hardware device
Embodiments of the disclosure relate to testing a software interface for a streaming hardware device through simulation. Methods include receiving, by a processor, a data manipulation request and a data segment associated with the data manipulation request and generating, by the software interface, an input data stream comprising control information and the data segment.
09/18/14
20140282262
Devices and methods for providing navigation images associated with adaptive bit rate video content
Systems and methods that improve navigation within video content in an adaptive streaming environment are provided herein.. .
09/18/14
20140281988
Gesture-based wireless media streaming system
While a client device is playing a media program, the client device may be configured to detect a gesture with a gesture input interface of the client device. In response to detecting the gesture, the client device may identify, on the client device, a time point at which the client device stops playing the media program, and send a streaming request to a media streaming device to stream at least a portion of the media program to a second client device.
09/18/14
20140281913
Eventing analysis framework
A web browser renders a web page, where textual information is displayed in a first portion of the page and where streaming video is displayed in a second portion of the page. As a user interacts with the page and views the video, both page view values and video data values are sent out from the browser, across a single tcp/ip connection, and to a single analytics web server, where both types of values are stored.
09/18/14
20140281836
Method and system for providing error correction to low-latency streaming video
Disclosed is a method for providing error correction to a video stream transmitted from a server to a client device, wherein the server is connected to an intermediate module over a bandwidth-limited network and the intermediate module is connected to the client device over a lossy network. The method includes intercepting data transmitted from the bandwidth-limited network to the lossy network by the intermediate module, identifying the video stream for error correction from the intercepted data at the intermediate module, generating error correction data for the video stream by the intermediate module and transmitting a modified stream that includes the video stream and the error correction data over the lossy network to the client device by the intermediate module..
09/18/14
20140281684
Data storage devices based on supplementation
New data storage devices and techniques are provided. In some aspects of the invention, a new remote supplementation based media and system are provided.
09/18/14
20140281679
Selective fault stalling for a gpu memory pipeline in a unified virtual memory system
One embodiment of the present invention is a parallel processing unit (ppu) that includes one or more streaming multiprocessors (sms) and implements a selective fault-stalling pipeline. Upon detecting a memory access fault associated with an operation executing on a particular sm, a replay unit in the selective fault-stalling pipeline considers the operation as a faulting operation.
09/18/14
20140281556
Media presentation description verification
Methods and systems are described for verifying the source and integrity of a media presentation description (mpd) defined by the dynamic adaptive streaming over http (dash) protocol. A streaming client receives an mpd from an mpd publisher.
09/18/14
20140281263
Replaying memory transactions while resolving memory access faults
One embodiment of the present invention is a parallel processing unit (ppu) that includes one or more streaming multiprocessors (sms) and implements a replay unit per sm. Upon detecting a page fault associated with a memory transaction issued by a particular sm, the corresponding replay unit causes the sm, but not any unaffected sms, to cease issuing new memory transactions.
09/18/14
20140281016
Transmission device load balancing
A content providing service may employ a variety of streaming devices such as servers, and may associate or assign the servers to different content duration time ranges. Each server may then be responsible for servicing requests for content whose duration lies within the server's assigned content duration time range.
09/18/14
20140281013
Apparatus and method for providing streaming content
A method and apparatus for an adaptive hypertext transfer protocol (http) streaming service using metadata of media content are provided. The media content may include a sequence of one or more periods.
09/18/14
20140281012
Systems and methods for identifying and separately presenting different portions of multimedia content
Systems and methods for identifying and separately presenting different portions of streaming multimedia content are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system includes a multimedia content processor.
09/18/14
20140281010
Streaming media from a server delivering individualized content streams to clients
A method for preparing media content to be streamed to a client divides a stream of the media content at the server into multiple media segments. Each of the multiple media segments is to be stored as an individual file in a memory in a transfer protocol compliant format.
09/18/14
20140281009
Devices, systems, and methods for converting or translating dynamic adaptive streaming over http (dash) to http live streaming (hls)
Provided herein are systems and methods that allow for converting or translating dynamic adaptive streaming over http (dash) to http live streaming (hls) and vice versa.. .
09/18/14
20140281008
Qos based binary translation and application streaming
In one embodiment, quality of service (qos) criteria based server side binary translation and execution of applications is performed on multiple servers utilizing distributed translation and execution in either a virtualized or native execution environment. The translated applications are executed to generate output display data, the output display data is encoded in a media format suitable for video streaming, and the video stream is delivered over a network to a client device.
09/18/14
20140281005
Video retargeting using seam carving
Aspects of the present disclosure provide for efficient streaming of video sequences in such a way that multiple receiving devices can simultaneously display the video sequence at their full resolution. For example, some aspects of the disclosure combine seam carving, for retargeting a video sequence, with multiple description coding, for transmission of two or more streams corresponding to descriptions of the video sequence.
09/18/14
20140281002
Devices, systems, and methods for managing and adjusting adaptive streaming traffic
Systems, devices and methods for managing and adjusting adaptive streaming traffic to optimize fairness are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving a request for a media segment; locating the media segment; determining the bitrate of the requested media segment; and assigning priority information to the media segment, wherein a media segment having a lowest guaranteed bitrate is assigned a higher priority than media segments having higher bitrates..
09/18/14
20140281000
Scheduler based network virtual player for adaptive bit rate video playback
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes identifying a bit rate associated with an adaptive streaming client that is engaged in a media session, where the bit rate is used to maintain a particular video quality for a media stream. The method also includes using a network virtual player to lock the bit rate for a particular time interval for the adaptive streaming client; and supporting the bit rate from a network for the adaptive streaming client during the media session.


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