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US2021120304A1
Music Service with Motion Video
Publication/Patent Number: US2021120304A1 Publication Date: 2021-04-22 Application Number: 17/137,986 Filing Date: 2020-12-30 Inventor: Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04N21/43 Abstract: Techniques of providing motion video content along with audio content are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a computer-implemented system is configured to perform operations comprising: receiving primary audio content; determining that at least one reference audio content satisfies a predetermined similarity threshold based on a comparison of the primary audio content with the at least one reference audio content; for each one of the at least one reference audio content, identifying motion video content based on the motion video content being stored in association with the one of the at least one reference audio content and not stored in association with the primary audio content; and causing the identified motion video content to be displayed on a device concurrently with a presentation of the primary audio content on the device.
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US10897644B2
Music service with motion video
Publication/Patent Number: US10897644B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-19 Application Number: 16/576,612 Filing Date: 2019-09-19 Inventor: Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04N21/43 Abstract: Techniques of providing motion video content along with audio content are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a computer-implemented system is configured to perform operations comprising: receiving primary audio content; determining that at least one reference audio content satisfies a predetermined similarity threshold based on a comparison of the primary audio content with the at least one reference audio content; for each one of the at least one reference audio content, identifying motion video content based on the motion video content being stored in association with the one of the at least one reference audio content and not stored in association with the primary audio content; and causing the identified motion video content to be displayed on a device concurrently with a presentation of the primary audio content on the device.
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US10965991B2
Displaying an actionable element over playing content
Publication/Patent Number: US10965991B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-30 Application Number: 14/020,295 Filing Date: 2013-09-06 Inventor: Cremer, Markus K.   Harron, Wilson   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04N21/4722 Abstract: Example methods and systems for displaying actionable elements over playing content, such as video content, are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems identify video content currently playing within a display environment provided by a playback device, and display an actionable element within the display environment provided by the playback device that is based on the identified video content and includes one or more user-selectable options to perform an action associated with the identified video content. Further, in some example embodiments, the methods and systems may perform an action (e.g., present supplemental content and/or information) in response to a selection of one or more of the user-selectable options.
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US2021073273A1
METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IDENTIFY MEDIA BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA
Publication/Patent Number: US2021073273A1 Publication Date: 2021-03-11 Application Number: 16/698,900 Filing Date: 2019-11-27 Inventor: Cremer, Markus Kurt   Hodges, Todd   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: G06F16/65 Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to identify media based on historical data. An example method includes: comparing (a) a pitch shifted fingerprint, (b) a time shifted fingerprint, or (c) a resampled fingerprint to a reference fingerprint; in response to a match between any of (a) the pitch shifted fingerprint, (b) the time shifted fingerprint, or (c) the resampled fingerprint and the reference fingerprint, generating indications of (a) a pitch shift value, (b) a time shift value, or (c) a resample ratio that caused the match; in response to collecting broadcast media for a threshold period of time, processing the one or more indications; and in response to a request for a recommendation for information associated with a query, transmitting the recommendation including one or more frequencies of occurrence of (a) the pitch shift value, (b) the time shift value, or (c) the resample ratio.
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US2021049204A1
INSERTING INFORMATION INTO PLAYING CONTENT
Publication/Patent Number: US2021049204A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-18 Application Number: 17/001,229 Filing Date: 2020-08-24 Inventor: Brenner, Vadim   Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: G06F16/683 Abstract: Example methods and systems for inserting information into playing content are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems may identify a break in content playing via a playback device, select an information segment representative of information received by the playback device to present during the identified break, and insert the information segment into the content playing via the playback device upon an occurrence of the identified break.
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US10979771B2
Displaying an actionable element over playing content
Publication/Patent Number: US10979771B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-13 Application Number: 16/124,928 Filing Date: 2018-09-07 Inventor: Cremer, Markus K.   Harron, Wilson   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04N21/4722 Abstract: Example methods and systems for displaying actionable elements over playing content, such as video content, are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems identify video content currently playing within a display environment provided by a playback device, and display an actionable element within the display environment provided by the playback device that is based on the identified video content and includes one or more user-selectable options to perform an action associated with the identified video content. Further, in some example embodiments, the methods and systems may perform an action (e.g., present supplemental content and/or information) in response to a selection of one or more of the user-selectable options.
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US10965992B2
Displaying an actionable element over playing content
Publication/Patent Number: US10965992B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-30 Application Number: 16/178,116 Filing Date: 2018-11-01 Inventor: Cremer, Markus K.   Harron, Wilson   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04N21/4722 Abstract: Example methods and systems for displaying actionable elements over playing content, such as video content, are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems identify video content currently playing within a display environment provided by a playback device, and display an actionable element within the display environment provided by the playback device that is based on the identified video content and includes one or more user-selectable options to perform an action associated with the identified video content. Further, in some example embodiments, the methods and systems may perform an action (e.g., present supplemental content and/or information) in response to a selection of one or more of the user-selectable options.
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US10972786B2
Media channel identification and action with multi-match detection and disambiguation based on matching with differential reference- fingerprint feature
Publication/Patent Number: US10972786B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-06 Application Number: 15/929,180 Filing Date: 2019-12-05 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Lee, Dewey Ho   Cremer, Markus   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04H60/32 Abstract: A computing system compares various reference fingerprints each representing a reference media stream broadcast on a different respective known channel, and the computing system determines that a plurality of the reference fingerprints match each other, thus defining a multi-match group of the matching reference fingerprints. In response, the computing system identifies a fingerprint feature that could define a distinction between the reference fingerprints, and the computing system resolves the multi-match based on the identified feature, thereby determining the channel carrying the media stream being rendered by the media presentation device. And the server then takes channel-specific action based on the determined channel.
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US2021027792A1
METHODS, APPARATUS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE TO IDENTIFY SOURCES OF NETWORK STREAMING SERVICES
Publication/Patent Number: US2021027792A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-28 Application Number: 16/984,091 Filing Date: 2020-08-03 Inventor: Rafii, Zafar   Cremer, Markus   Kim, Bongjun   Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC   IPC: G10L19/008 Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to identify sources of network streaming services are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a coding format identifier to identify, from a received first audio signal representing a decompressed second audio signal, an audio compression configuration used to compress a third audio signal to form the second audio signal, and a source identifier to identify a source of the second audio signal based on the identified audio compression configuration.
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US10917697B2
Interactive programming guide
Publication/Patent Number: US10917697B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-09 Application Number: 15/857,115 Filing Date: 2017-12-28 Inventor: Harron, Wilson   Herrada, Oscar Celma   Zhu, Irene   Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04N21/482 Abstract: Techniques of providing an interactive programming guide with a personalized lineup are disclosed. In some embodiments, a profile is accessed, and a personalized lineup is determined based on the profile. The personalized lineup may include a corresponding media content identification assigned to each one of a plurality of sequential time slots, where each media content identification identifies media content for the corresponding time slot. A first interactive programming guide may be caused to be displayed on a first media content device associated with the profile, where the first interactive programming guide includes the personalized lineup.
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US2021127172A1
INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING GUIDE
Publication/Patent Number: US2021127172A1 Publication Date: 2021-04-29 Application Number: 17/142,002 Filing Date: 2021-01-05 Inventor: Harron, Wilson   Herrada, Oscar Celma   Zhu, Irene   Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04N21/482 Abstract: Techniques of providing an interactive programming guide with a personalized lineup are disclosed. In some embodiments, a profile is accessed, and a personalized lineup is determined based on the profile. The personalized lineup may include a corresponding media content identification assigned to each one of a plurality of sequential time slots, where each media content identification identifies media content for the corresponding time slot. A first interactive programming guide may be caused to be displayed on a first media content device associated with the profile, where the first interactive programming guide includes the personalized lineup.
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US10944371B2
Methods and apparatus for audio equalization
Publication/Patent Number: US10944371B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-09 Application Number: 16/661,985 Filing Date: 2019-10-23 Inventor: Renner, Joseph   Coover, Robert   Cremer, Markus   Summers, Cameron Aubrey   Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.   IPC: H03G5/16 Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for audio equalization. Example apparatus disclosed herein include a volume adjuster to apply equalization adjustments to an audio signal to generate an equalized audio signal, the equalization adjustments output from a neural network in response to an input feature set; a thresholding controller to: detect an irregularity in a frequency representation of the audio signal after application of the equalization adjustments, the irregularity corresponding to a change in volume between adjacent frequency values exceeding a threshold; and adjust a volume at a first frequency value of the adjacent frequency values to reduce the irregularity; an equalization (EQ) curve generator to generate an EQ curve to apply to the audio signal when the irregularity has been reduced; and a frequency to time domain converter to output the equalized audio signal in a time domain based on the EQ curve.
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US10923155B2
Synthesizing a presentation from multiple media clips
Publication/Patent Number: US10923155B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-16 Application Number: 16/811,213 Filing Date: 2020-03-06 Inventor: Roberts, Dale T.   Cook, Randall E.   Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: G11B27/036 Abstract: In an example implementation, a method is described. The implementation accesses a plurality of media clips including a first video clip and a second video clip. The implementation also matches a first fingerprint of at least a part of the first video clip with a second fingerprint of at least a part of the second video clip. The implementation also determines a temporal overlap of the first video clip with the second video clip based at least in part on the match. The implementation also, based on the temporal overlap of the first video clip with the second video clip, merges the first video clip and the second video clip into a group of overlapping video clips, and transmits, to a client computing device, data identifying the group of overlapping video clips and specifying a synchronization of the first video clip with the second video clip.
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US10970327B2
Selecting balanced clusters of descriptive vectors
Publication/Patent Number: US10970327B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-06 Application Number: 16/248,627 Filing Date: 2019-01-15 Inventor: Vartakavi, Aneesh   Dimaria, Peter C.   Cremer, Markus K.   Popp, Phillip   Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.   IPC: G06F16/00 Abstract: A clustering machine can cluster descriptive vectors in a balanced manner. The clustering machine calculates distances between pairs of descriptive vectors and generates clusters of vectors arranged in a hierarchy. The clustering machine determines centroid vectors of the clusters, such that each cluster is represented by its corresponding centroid vector. The clustering machine calculates a sum of inter-cluster vector distances between pairs of centroid vectors, as well as a sum of intra-cluster vector distances between pairs of vectors in the clusters. The clustering machine calculates multiple scores of the hierarchy by varying a scalar and calculating a separate score for each scalar. The calculation of each score is based on the two sums previously calculated for the hierarchy. The clustering machine may select or otherwise identify a balanced subset of the hierarchy by finding an extremum in the calculated scores.
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US10998872B2
Methods and apparatus for audio equalization
Publication/Patent Number: US10998872B2 Publication Date: 2021-05-04 Application Number: 16/661,985 Filing Date: 2019-10-23 Inventor: Renner, Joseph   Coover, Robert   Cremer, Markus   Summers, Cameron Aubrey   Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.   IPC: H03G5/16 Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for audio equalization. Example apparatus disclosed herein include a volume adjuster to apply equalization adjustments to an audio signal to generate an equalized audio signal, the equalization adjustments output from a neural network in response to an input feature set; a thresholding controller to: detect an irregularity in a frequency representation of the audio signal after application of the equalization adjustments, the irregularity corresponding to a change in volume between adjacent frequency values exceeding a threshold; and adjust a volume at a first frequency value of the adjacent frequency values to reduce the irregularity; an equalization (EQ) curve generator to generate an EQ curve to apply to the audio signal when the irregularity has been reduced; and a frequency to time domain converter to output the equalized audio signal in a time domain based on the EQ curve.
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US10972204B2
Detecting and responding to rendering of interactive video content
Publication/Patent Number: US10972204B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-06 Application Number: 16/015,771 Filing Date: 2018-06-22 Inventor: Lee, Dewey Ho   Merchant, Shashank C.   Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04H60/37 Abstract: A computing system obtains a fingerprint of video content being rendered by a video presentation device, including a first portion representing a pre-established video segment and a second portion representing a dynamically-defined video segment. While obtaining the query fingerprint, the computing system (a) detects a match between the first portion of the query fingerprint and a reference fingerprint that represents the pre-established video segment, (b) based on the detecting of the match, identifies the video content being rendered, (c) after identifying the video content being rendered, applies a trained neural network to at least the second portion of the query fingerprint, and (d) detects, based on the applying of the neural network, that rendering of the identified video content continues. And responsive to at least the detecting that rendering of the identified video content continues, the computing system then takes associated action.
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US10972203B2
Detecting and responding to rendering of interactive video content
Publication/Patent Number: US10972203B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-06 Application Number: 15/620,440 Filing Date: 2017-06-12 Inventor: Lee, Dewey Ho   Merchant, Shashank C.   Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: H04H60/37 Abstract: A computing system obtains a fingerprint of video content being rendered by a video presentation device, including a first portion representing a pre-established video segment and a second portion representing a dynamically-defined video segment. While obtaining the query fingerprint, the computing system (a) detects a match between the first portion of the query fingerprint and a reference fingerprint that represents the pre-established video segment, (b) based on the detecting of the match, identifies the video content being rendered, (c) after identifying the video content being rendered, applies a trained neural network to at least the second portion of the query fingerprint, and (d) detects, based on the applying of the neural network, that rendering of the identified video content continues. And responsive to at least the detecting that rendering of the identified video content continues, the computing system then takes associated action.
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US10914593B2
Dynamic content delivery based on vehicle navigational attributes
Publication/Patent Number: US10914593B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-09 Application Number: 16/548,573 Filing Date: 2019-08-22 Inventor: Cremer, Markus K.   Jeyachandran, Suresh   Quinn, Paul Emmanuel   Tsai, Roger   Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.   IPC: G06F15/16 Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for dynamic content delivery based on vehicle navigational attributes. An example system includes at least one processor, and memory including instructions that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to determine a relevancy score for respective ones of a plurality of sporting event data items based on navigational attributes of a vehicle, determine whether the navigational attributes correspond to a driving condition, the driving condition indicative of a driving pattern of the vehicle in response to a condition external to the vehicle, and in response to determining that the navigational attributes correspond to the driving condition, present a first sporting event data item of the plurality of sporting event data items in response to a relevancy score of the first sporting event data item corresponding to the driving condition.
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US10971190B2
Synthesizing a presentation from multiple media clips
Publication/Patent Number: US10971190B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-06 Application Number: 16/861,533 Filing Date: 2020-04-29 Inventor: Roberts, Dale T.   Cook, Randall E.   Cremer, Markus K.   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: G11B27/036 Abstract: In an example implementation, a method is described. The implementation accesses a plurality of media clips including a first video clip and a second video clip, matches a first fingerprint of the first video clip with a second fingerprint of the second video clip. The implementation also matches a first event location of the first video clip with a second event location of the second video clip, determines an overlap of the first video clip with the second video clip based at least in part on the match of the first fingerprint with the second fingerprint and the match of the first event location with the second event location, merges the first and second video clips into a group of overlapping video clips based on the overlap, and generates a presentation that includes the group formed by merging the first and second video clips based on the overlap.
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US2021034665A1
AUTOMATED COVER SONG IDENTIFICATION
Publication/Patent Number: US2021034665A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-04 Application Number: 17/065,479 Filing Date: 2020-10-07 Inventor: Cremer, Markus K.   Rafii, Zafar   Coover, Robert   Seetharaman, Prem   Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.   IPC: G06F16/683 Abstract: Example systems and methods for automated cover song identification are disclosed. An example apparatus includes memory, and one or more processors to execute instructions to identify query audio from a content source based on a search query using rights metadata associated with the query audio, execute a constant Q transform on query time slices of the query audio, binarize the constant Q transformed query time slices, execute a two-dimensional Fourier transform on query time windows within the binarized and constant Q transformed query time slices to generate two-dimensional Fourier transforms of the query time windows, generate a query data structure based on a sequential order of the two-dimensional Fourier transforms, select a subset including reference audio of a reference database based on the rights metadata, and identify the query audio as a cover rendition of the reference audio based on a comparison between the query and reference data structures.
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