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US2015365709A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SURVEYING BROADCASTING RATINGS
Publication/Patent Number: US2015365709A1 Publication Date: 2015-12-17 Application Number: 14/762,570 Filing Date: 2013-01-24 Inventor: Cho, Hoon-young   Kim, Kil-youn   Lee, Jaehyung   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N21/258 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for surveying broadcast ratings. The present invention provides a system for surveying broadcast ratings, including: a television (TV) signal reception device configured to receive a broadcast signal, to send the broadcast signal to a TV, and to send an event signal to a rating statistics information server when a predetermined condition occurs; the rating statistics information server configured to send a fingerprint extraction request signal to a previously registered user terminal when receiving the event signal from the TV signal reception device; and the user terminal configured to extract the fingerprint data of an audio signal generated from the TV being watched by a user when receiving the fingerprint extraction request signal from the rating statistics information server, and to send the extracted fingerprint data and user identification information to the rating statistics information server; wherein the rating statistics information server obtains the channel identification information of a TV channel being watched by the user based on the fingerprint data transmitted by the user terminal, and generates rating statistics information based on the obtained channel identification information and the user identification information, and also provides a method using the same.
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US2015143398A1
System and Method for Providing Image-Based Video Service
Publication/Patent Number: US2015143398A1 Publication Date: 2015-05-21 Application Number: 14/398,729 Filing Date: 2013-03-04 Inventor: Kim, Kil-youn   Lee, Jaehyung   Cho, Hoon-young   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N21/234 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing an image-based video service. The present invention provides a system for providing image-based video service, including a cache system configured to store video information that matches image-related data; a fingerprint extraction unit configured to extract the fingerprint of an image corresponding to input image-related data; and a matching unit configured to determine video information that matches the fingerprint of the image extracted by the fingerprint extraction unit; wherein the system for providing image-based video service determines video information, matching image-related data received from a client terminal, via the cache system or the matching unit, and transmits video result information corresponding to the determined video information to the client terminal, and a method using the same. According to the present invention, there are provided a system and method that can accurately determine a video or a frame corresponding to an image over a network, such as the Internet or a mobile communication, in real time and accurately perform playback from the corresponding video or frame.
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US2015286894A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USING IMAGE MATCHING
Publication/Patent Number: US2015286894A1 Publication Date: 2015-10-08 Application Number: 14/441,310 Filing Date: 2013-03-04 Inventor: Cho, Hoon-young   Cho, Min-hyung   Lee, Jaehyung   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: G06K9/62 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing additional information using image matching. The present invention provides a system for providing additional information using image matching, including: a image input unit configured to receive a video or an image input from a user terminal; a query image determination unit configured to determine a query image, i.e., a query target, from the video or image received from the image input unit; a feature point extraction unit configured to extract feature points of the query image determined by the query image determination unit, and to generate feature point information of the extracted feature points; a reference meta-information database configured to store a structure image identifier (ID) of a structure image of a structure on which an original image has been installed, structure image feature point information of the structure image, and additional information to be provided to the user terminal in association with the structure image ID; an image matching unit configured to determine a matching structure image ID by comparing the feature point information of the query image generated by the feature point extraction unit with the structure image feature point information stored in the reference meta-information database; and an additional information provision unit configured to provide the additional information stored in association with the structure image ID determined by the image matching unit to the user terminal, and a method using the same.
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EP2950545A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SURVEYING BROADCASTING RATINGS
Publication/Patent Number: EP2950545A1 Publication Date: 2015-12-02 Application Number: 13873102.1 Filing Date: 2013-01-24 Inventor: Kim, Kil-youn   Cho, Hoon-young   Lee, Jaehyung   Assignee: Enswers Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04H60/46 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for surveying broadcast ratings. The present invention provides a system for surveying broadcast ratings, including: a television (TV) signal reception device configured to receive a broadcast signal, to send the broadcast signal to a TV, and to send an event signal to a rating statistics information server when a predetermined condition occurs; the rating statistics information server configured to send a fingerprint extraction request signal to a previously registered user terminal when receiving the event signal from the TV signal reception device; and the user terminal configured to extract the fingerprint data of an audio signal generated from the TV being watched by a user when receiving the fingerprint extraction request signal from the rating statistics information server, and to send the extracted fingerprint data and user identification information to the rating statistics information server; wherein the rating statistics information server obtains the channel identification information of a TV channel being watched by the user based on the fingerprint data transmitted by the user terminal, and generates rating statistics information based on the obtained channel identification information and the user identification information, and also provides a method using the same.
185
EP2685450A4
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING CONTENT USING AUDIO SIGNALS
Publication/Patent Number: EP2685450A4 Publication Date: 2015-11-11 Application Number: 12844656 Filing Date: 2012-06-08 Inventor: Cho, Hoon-young   Dhir, Chandra Shekhar   Lee, Jaehyung   Assignee: Enswers Co., Ltd.   IPC: G06F17/30 Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for recognizing content using an audio signal. The content recognition apparatus includes a query fingerprint extraction unit for forming frames having a preset frame length for an audio signal
186
US9218416B2
Method for forming database on basis of relationship between video data, and database formation system
Publication/Patent Number: US9218416B2 Publication Date: 2015-12-22 Application Number: 13/813,620 Filing Date: 2011-07-18 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Seo, Chung-won   Hong, Yong-joo   Lee, Kang-san   Assignee: Enswers, Co., LTD   IPC: G06F17/30 Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for constructing a database (DB) based on mutual relations between pieces of video data. The present invention provides the method of constructing a DB based on mutual relations between pieces of video data, including 1) generating one or more nodes so that pieces of identical video data are included in an identical node, 2) generating pieces of node information about respective generated nodes, 3) comparing comparison target video data with pieces of video data of the respective nodes, and then setting relations between the comparison target video data and the pieces of video data of the respective nodes, and 4) updating pieces of node information about the respective nodes, based on the set relations, and also provides a DB construction system using the method.
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US2015046936A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND CLASSIFYING DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISEMENTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2015046936A1 Publication Date: 2015-02-12 Application Number: 14/117,369 Filing Date: 2013-08-20 Inventor: Cho, Hoon-young   Lee, Jaehyung   Kim, Kil-youn   Song, Ji-hoon   Lonjon, David   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N21/81 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for detecting and classifying direct response advertisements, and provides a system for detecting and classifying direct response advertisements, including an advertisement candidate segment generation unit for generating an advertisement candidate segment for an advertisement section detected from a broadcast stream; a matching unit for determining whether the advertisement candidate segment matches each advertisement segment stored in an advertisement database (DB); a direct response advertisement determination unit for, if it is determined by the matching unit that an advertisement segment matching the advertisement candidate segment is not present, determining whether the advertisement candidate segment is a direct response advertisement; a direct response advertisement registration unit for storing the advertisement candidate segment, determined to be the direct response advertisement by the direct response advertisement determination unit, as an advertisement segment that is the direct response advertisement in the advertisement DB; and a direct response advertisement grouping unit for, if it is determined by the matching unit that an advertisement segment matching the advertisement candidate segment is present, and the matching advertisement segment is a direct response advertisement, grouping the advertisement candidate segment with advertisement segments that are direct response advertisements stored in the advertisement DB, and the method using the system.
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US9084028B2
System and method for detecting and classifying direct response advertisements
Publication/Patent Number: US9084028B2 Publication Date: 2015-07-14 Application Number: 14/117,369 Filing Date: 2013-08-20 Inventor: Cho, Hoon-young   Lee, Jaehyung   Kim, Kil-youn   Song, Ji-hoon   Lonjon, David   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N7/173 Abstract: A system and method detects and classifies direct response advertisements. An advertisement candidate segment generation unit generates an advertisement candidate segment from a broadcast stream, and a matching unit matches the advertisement candidate segment with an advertisement segment stored in an advertisement database. A direct response advertisement determination unit determines whether the advertisement candidate segment is a direct response advertisement, and a direct response advertisement registration unit stores an advertisement candidate segment determined to be a direct response advertisement as an advertisement segment in the advertisement database. A direct response advertisement grouping unit groups the advertisement candidate segment with advertisement segments that are direct response advertisements stored in the advertisement database.
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WO2015020256A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND CLASSIFYING DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISING
Publication/Patent Number: WO2015020256A1 Publication Date: 2015-02-12 Application Number: 2013007475 Filing Date: 2013-08-20 Inventor: Song, Ji-hoon   Lee, Jaehyung   Kim, Kil-youn   Cho, Hoon-young   Lonjon, David   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N21/43 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for detecting and classifying direct response advertising
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US2014044361A1
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING THE CORRELATION BETWEEN AN IMAGE AND ANOTHER IMAGE OR BETWEEN AN IMAGE AND A VIDEO
Publication/Patent Number: US2014044361A1 Publication Date: 2014-02-13 Application Number: 14/000,266 Filing Date: 2011-11-11 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: G06K9/46 Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for analyzing the correlation between an image and another image or between an image and a video. The device for analyzing the correlation between images and the method for using same include: a feature data generating unit for determining a feature point of an image and generating feature data which includes feature point orientation information on each determined feature point; and a relation analyzing unit for analyzing the correlation between an image and another image using feature data generated from the feature data generating unit. The relation analyzing unit includes: a unit for determining corresponding feature points, which determines a pair of corresponding feature points between compared images using feature data generated from the feature data generating unit; and a reliability estimating unit for estimating the reliability of the analysis of the relation between images on the basis of feature point orientation information on a feature point, in pairs of feature points determined by the unit for determining corresponding feature points. According to the present invention, provided are a device and method for quickly and efficiently analyzing a correlation, such as whether or not there is a similarity between an image and another image or between an image and a video, wherein said video includes an image, or a frame of said video corresponds to an image.
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US2014050411A1
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING IMAGE FEATURE DATA
Publication/Patent Number: US2014050411A1 Publication Date: 2014-02-20 Application Number: 13/985,129 Filing Date: 2011-11-11 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Assignee: Enswers Co. Ltd   IPC: G06T7/00 Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for efficiently generating feature data which properly determines a feature point indicating features of images and describes the feature point. The apparatus for generating image feature data comprises: a feature point determining unit which determines a feature point from an image and extracts information on the determined feature point; a feature point filtering unit which determines, as a final feature point, at least one feature point from among the feature points determined by the feature point determining unit; and a feature data generating unit which generates image feature data based on the final feature points determined by the feature point filtering unit and feature point information on the final feature points.
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EP2704444A4
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATED TO AN ADVERTISEMENT INCLUDED IN A BROADCAST THROUGH A NETWORK TO A CLIENT TERMINAL
Publication/Patent Number: EP2704444A4 Publication Date: 2014-09-17 Application Number: 11864491 Filing Date: 2011-11-10 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Lee, Joon-pyo   Assignee: Enswers Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/445 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing information related to an advertisement included in a broadcast over a network. The present invention provides a system for providing information related to an advertisement included in a broadcast to a client terminal
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EP2704444A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATED TO AN ADVERTISEMENT INCLUDED IN A BROADCAST THROUGH A NETWORK TO A CLIENT TERMINAL
Publication/Patent Number: EP2704444A1 Publication Date: 2014-03-05 Application Number: 11864491.3 Filing Date: 2011-11-10 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Lee, Joon-pyo   Assignee: Enswers Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N21/2668 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing information related to an advertisement included in a broadcast over a network. The present invention provides a system for providing information related to an advertisement included in a broadcast to a client terminal, including a display unit, broadcast reception means and network connection means, over a network (hereinafter referred to as an "advertisement-related information provision system"), the system including a related information management unit configured to store related information corresponding to each advertisement included in a broadcast that is provided via a broadcast channel; an advertisement information identification unit configured to identify whether an advertisement stored in the related information management unit is being played during the broadcast that is provided via the broadcast channel; and a related information transmission unit configured to transmit related information, stored in the related information management unit for the advertisement identified by the advertisement information identification unit, to the client terminal over the network; wherein the client terminal includes a related information display unit configured to perform control so that the received related information is displayed on the display unit, and a method using the same.
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US2014115627A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATED TO AN ADVERTISEMENT INCLUDED IN A BROADCAST THROUGH A NETWORK TO A CLIENT TERMINAL
Publication/Patent Number: US2014115627A1 Publication Date: 2014-04-24 Application Number: 14/114,106 Filing Date: 2011-11-10 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Lee, Joon-pyo   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N21/81 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing information related to an advertisement included in a broadcast over a network. The present invention provides a system for providing information related to an advertisement included in a broadcast to a client terminal, including a display unit, broadcast reception means and network connection means, over a network (hereinafter referred to as an “advertisement-related information provision system”), the system including a related information management unit configured to store related information corresponding to each advertisement included in a broadcast that is provided via a broadcast channel; an advertisement information identification unit configured to identify whether an advertisement stored in the related information management unit is being played during the broadcast that is provided via the broadcast channel; and a related information transmission unit configured to transmit related information, stored in the related information management unit for the advertisement identified by the advertisement information identification unit, to the client terminal over the network; wherein the client terminal includes a related information display unit configured to perform control so that the received related information is displayed on the display unit, and a method using the same.
195
WO2014200137A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ADVERTISEMENTS ON THE BASIS OF FINGERPRINTS
Publication/Patent Number: WO2014200137A1 Publication Date: 2014-12-18 Application Number: 2013005805 Filing Date: 2013-07-01 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Cho, Hoon-young   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N21/231 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for detecting advertisements on the basis of fingerprints. The present invention provides a system for detecting advertisements on the basis of fingerprints comprising: a content stream storage unit for storing broadcast content in real-time; a stream selection unit for selecting a reference stream and a test stream from the broadcast content stored by the content stream storage unit; a fingerprint extraction unit for extracting
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EP2763427A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENT-ASSOCIATED INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH BROADCAST CONTENT
Publication/Patent Number: EP2763427A1 Publication Date: 2014-08-06 Application Number: 11872894.8 Filing Date: 2011-11-10 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Lee, Joon-pyo   Assignee: Enswers Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N21/4408 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing content-related information related to broadcast content. The present invention provides a system for providing content-related information related to broadcast content provided to a client terminal having a display unit, broadcast reception means, and network connection means through a broadcast channel, and a method using the system, the system including a content-related information management unit for storing content-related information to be provided to the client terminal, a fingerprint extraction unit for extracting fingerprint information from broadcast content to be provided through the broadcast channel, a content-related information provision determination unit for determining content-related information to be provided to the client terminal, and a content-related information transmission unit for transmitting the content-related information determined by the content-related information provision determination unit and fingerprint information extracted from broadcast content corresponding to the determined content-related information to the client terminal over a network, wherein the client terminal comprises a content-related information display unit for performing control such that the received content-related information is displayed on a display unit based on the fingerprint information received from the content-related information transmission unit.
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EP2685450A1
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING CONTENT USING AUDIO SIGNALS
Publication/Patent Number: EP2685450A1 Publication Date: 2014-01-15 Application Number: 12844656.4 Filing Date: 2012-06-08 Inventor: Cho, Hoon-young   Lee, Jaehyung   Dhir, Chandra Shekhar   Assignee: Enswers Co., Ltd.   IPC: G10L15/02 Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for recognizing content using an audio signal. The content recognition apparatus includes a query fingerprint extraction unit for forming frames having a preset frame length for an audio signal, and generating frame-based feature vectors for respective frames, thus extracting a query fingerprint. A reference fingerprint DB stores reference fingerprints to be compared with the query fingerprint and pieces of content information corresponding to the reference fingerprints. A fingerprint matching unit determines a reference fingerprint matching the query fingerprint. In this case, the query fingerprint extraction unit forms the frames while varying a frame shift size that is an interval between start points of neighboring frames in a partial section. According to the present invention, there can be provided a content recognition apparatus and method which can maintain the accuracy and reliability of matching while promptly providing results.
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WO2014077466A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USING IMAGE MATCHING
Publication/Patent Number: WO2014077466A1 Publication Date: 2014-05-22 Application Number: 2013001709 Filing Date: 2013-03-04 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Cho, Min-hyung   Cho, Hoon-young   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: G06T7/00 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing additional information using image matching. The present invention provides a system for providing additional information using image matching and a method using same. The system comprises: a video input unit for receiving video or image input from a user terminal; a query image determination unit for determining a query image which is to be a query object from the video or image received by the video input unit; a feature point extraction unit for extracting the feature point of the query image determined by the query image determination unit and generating featuring point information on the extracted feature point; a reference meta information database for storing a structure image identifier of the structure image of the structure in which an original image is installed
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WO2014115910A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SURVEYING BROADCASTING RATINGS
Publication/Patent Number: WO2014115910A1 Publication Date: 2014-07-31 Application Number: 2013000576 Filing Date: 2013-01-24 Inventor: Lee, Jaehyung   Kim, Kil-youn   Cho, Hoon-young   Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04H60/46 Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for surveying broadcasting ratings
200
US8886635B2
Apparatus and method for recognizing content using audio signal
Publication/Patent Number: US8886635B2 Publication Date: 2014-11-11 Application Number: 13/639,834 Filing Date: 2012-06-08 Inventor: Cho, Hoon-young   Lee, Jaehyung   Dhir, Chandra Shekhar   Assignee: Enswers Co., Ltd.   IPC: G06F17/30 Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for recognizing content using an audio signal. The content recognition apparatus includes a query fingerprint extraction unit for forming frames having a preset frame length for an audio signal, and generating frame-based feature vectors for respective frames, thus extracting a query fingerprint. A reference fingerprint DB stores reference fingerprints to be compared with the query fingerprint and pieces of content information corresponding to the reference fingerprints. A fingerprint matching unit determines a reference fingerprint matching the query fingerprint. In this case, the query fingerprint extraction unit forms the frames while varying a frame shift size that is an interval between start points of neighboring frames in a partial section. According to the present invention, there can be provided a content recognition apparatus and method which can maintain the accuracy and reliability of matching while promptly providing results.
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