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Serving a live stream as an advertisement

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769541
A content server receives live streams from a content distributor to transmit to users of the content server. In one embodiment, the content server promotes the live streams received from the content distributor, by serving portions of the live stream as advertisements (ads) to users of the content server along with videos or digital content requested by the users. The content server buffers the live stream. The content server receives a request for a video from a client device. The…

Presenting content with video content based on time

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769544
Techniques are described for temporally targeted content placement for video content. A time mark that is associated with a sponsored-content trigger may be accessed. Presentation of a sponsored-content item is triggered based on the sponsored-content trigger associated with the time mark such that the sponsored-content item is presented at a point of time substantially in accordance with the time mark.

Methods, systems, and media for ambient background noise modification based on mood and/or behavior information

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769564
Methods, systems, and media for ambient background noise modification are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: identifying at least one noise present in an environment of a user having a user device, an activity the user is currently engaged in, and a physical or emotional state of the user; determining a target ambient noise to be produced in the environment based at least in part on the identified noise, the activity the user is currently engaged in, and the…

Using peer devices to locate a mobile device

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769601
To determine the location of a querying mobile device, a request is received from the querying mobile device via a communication network. One or several participating mobile devices that potentially are physically proximate to the querying mobile device are identified. A request to scan for a location broadcast message transmitted by the querying mobile device is sent to the participating mobile devices. One or more location broadcast reports from participating mobile devices are…

Position indication controls for device locations

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9766078
Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to localizing mobile devices. In one example, a first location method associated with a first accuracy value may be used to estimate a location of the mobile device. A confidence circle indicative of a level of confidence in the estimation of the location is calculated. The confidence circle may be displayed on a mobile device. When other location methods become available, the size of the displayed confidence circle may be expanded based on…

Social messaging user interface

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9766088
Hubs for social interaction via electronic devices are described. In one aspect, a data processing device includes a display screen displaying a social interaction hub, the social interaction hub including a collection of records. Each record includes a counterparty identifier identifying a counterparty of a past social interaction event, a mode indicium identifying a mode by which the past social interaction event with the counterparty occurred, and a collection of mode indicia each…

Closed loop audio processing for bone conduction transducer

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9766481
An example method may be performed by a wearable computing device (WCD) that includes a bone conduction transducer (BCT). The method includes providing, to the BCT, an input signal that represents audio content. The method further includes sensing a time-varying voltage of the input signal and a time-varying current of the input signal. The method further includes determining an operating mode based on the time-varying voltage and the time-varying current. The method further includes…

Wearable device with input and output structures

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9766482
A head-wearable device includes a center support extending in generally lateral directions, a first side arm extending from a first end of the center frame support and a second side arm extending from a second end of the center support. The device may further include a nosebridge that is removably coupled to the center frame support. The device may also include a lens assembly that is removably coupled to the center support or the nosebridge. The lens assembly may have a single lens, or…

Serving expandable content items

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767079
Systems and methods for displaying expandable content by maintaining a content database of slot identifier entries, each entry identifying a respective content slot and a respective resource identifier of a corresponding electronic publication on which the respective content slot is positioned. A data processing system receives a request to provide content for a content slot, the request identifying a slot identifier and a resource identifier, and determines, by accessing the content…

Video annotation system

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767087
A system and method for annotating video content is disclosed. The system comprises a communication module, a monitor module and a sensor module. The communication module is communicatively coupled to a network to receive the video content. The monitor module is communicatively coupled to the communication module to receive an input and derive an annotation event. The sensor module is communicatively coupled to the monitor module to receive annotation data for annotating the video…

Media store with a canonical layer for content

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767101
A media store, as disclosed herein, may be composed of one or more canonical documents. Each of the canonical documents may refer to one or more of content items. Each content item may be a source file for a specific piece of content such as a movie or song. The system may represent variants of the content items as a single document, the canonical document. A user may view one or more of the content items referred to in the canonical document.

Predicting site quality

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767157
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for predicating a measure of quality for a site, e.g., a web site. In some implementations, the methods include obtaining baseline site quality scores for multiple previously scored sites; generating a phrase model for multiple sites including the previously scored sites, wherein the phrase model defines a mapping from phrase specific relative frequency measures to phrase specific baseline…

Detection of unauthorized content in live multiuser composite streams

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767259
Systems and methods described herein relate to detecting the existence of unauthorized content in multiuser composite media stream. In particular, multiuser composite media streams can be examined and to determine if these composite streams include unauthorized content such as copyrighted content or nudity, violence, language violations where desired. The multiuser composite media stream can be partitioned into sections associated with broadcasting users and the portions can be analyzed…

Systems, methods, and computer program products for managing data re-installation

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767287
Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for managing data re-installation including service re-installation. A re-installation procedure re-installs and optionally activates data at least partially installed on a secure element without intervention middleware to repair a personalization procedure failure. Thus, personalization data on a secure element (SE) may be comprehensively managed by interfacing between one of a plurality of service provider (SP) trusted…

Comparing extracted card data using continuous scanning

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767355
Comparing extracted card data from a continuous scan comprises receiving, by one or more computing devices, a digital scan of a card; obtaining a plurality of images of the card from the digital scan of the physical card; performing an optical character recognition algorithm on each of the plurality of images; comparing results of the application of the optical character recognition algorithm for each of the plurality of images; determining if a configured threshold of the results for…

System and method for automatic detection of spherical video content

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767363
Systems and methods are described for identifying the video content as spherical video or non-spherical video in response to determining that frame scores and video scores satisfy a threshold level. For example, a plurality of image frames can be extracted from video content, classified in a dual stage process, and scored according to particular classification and scoring mechanisms.

Music selection and adaptation for exercising

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767777
Methods, devices, systems, and computer programs are presented for providing music while exercising. One method includes an operation for receiving a request for a music segment from a computing device. The request includes the pace of exercise of a user associated with the computing device. The music segment is selected based on the pace, and the music segment is modified to correlate the tempo of the music segment to the pace of exercise. The modified music segment is sent to the…

Intelligently canceling user input

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767801
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for intelligently cancelling user inputs. In one aspect, a requests input by a user is received by a dialog engine. A prompt or notification regarding the request is output by the dialog engine. That the user has taken an action in response to the prompt or notification is determined by the dialog engine. Based on the action taken by the user, that the response corresponds to a potential…

Wireless access point

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9768513
An access point includes an access point body and a circuit board supported by the access point body and optionally configured to provide a residential gateway to a network. The circuit board includes a plurality of multi-dipole antennas connected to the circuit board and arranged around a longitudinal axis defined by the circuit board. The access point also includes a reflector disposed on the circuit board and a directional antenna connected to the circuit board and arranged adjacent…

Peer to peer attestation

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9768966
Techniques for peer to peer attestation are provided. An example method includes receiving, at a first device, a discovery message from a second device, based on the discovery message, establishing a communication channel between the first device and the second device, receiving, at the first device, identity information from the second device, the identity information including one or more of: a trusted platform module (TPM) endorsement key certificate, a public portion of an identity…