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 new patent  Synthetic supernet compression

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for compressing a forwarding table. The technique includes selecting, from a listing of network prefixes, a plurality of network prefixes that are within a range of a subnet. The technique further includes sorting the plurality of network prefixes to generate... Netflix Inc

 new patent  High dynamic range color conversion correction

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for correcting color values. The technique includes downsampling first color space values to generate downsampled color space values and upsampling the downsampled color space values via a first upsampling filter type to generate second color space values. The technique further... Netflix Inc

 new patent  Recommending media items based on take rate signals

In an approach, a method comprises using a server computer in a media content delivery system that is configured to selectively deliver a particular media title from among a library of titles, for a source title, generating title data that specifies an order of a plurality of titles that are... Netflix Inc

Localization platform that leverages previously translated content

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for translating textual content. The technique includes receiving a request to translate an element of source text from an origin language to a target language and searching a database for an element of matching text in the origin language that... Netflix Inc

Perspective correction for curved display screens

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for performing perspective correction on one or more test images. The technique includes analyzing a first test image to detect a set of outer points and calculating a geometric plane equation based on the set of outer points. The technique... Netflix Inc

High dynamic range color conversion correction

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for correcting color values. The technique includes downsampling first color space values to generate downsampled color space values, upsampling the downsampled color space values to generate second color space values, and determining a first new value for at least one... Netflix Inc

Regenerating an interactive page based on current user interaction

In various embodiments, an optimization engine regenerates items included in an interactive page while the user is interacting with the interactive page. In operation, an optimization engine displays a portion of the interactive page during a viewing session. Subsequently, the optimization engine computes a probability distribution for the viewing session... Netflix Inc

Determining native resolutions of video sequences

In one embodiment of the present invention, a native resolution analyzer generates a log-magnitude spectrum that elucidates sampling operations that have been performed on a scene. In operation, the native resolution analyzer performs a transform operation of a color component associated with a frame included in the scene to generate... Netflix Inc

Detecting shot changes in a video

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for detecting a shot change in a video. The technique includes calculating a first plurality of difference values for pixel blocks included in a first video frame and a second video frame and calculating a first cumulative distribution function (CDF)... Netflix Inc

Systems and methods for security and risk assessment and testing of applications

Provided herein are systems and methods for monitoring and assessing the security and risk presented by applications deployed in a complex computing environment. An exemplary application security system an application security server having a processing device in communication with one or more storage systems and includes a security testing system... Netflix Inc

Parallel streaming

Embodiments of the present invention set forth techniques for a content player to stream a media file using multiple network connections. To stream the media file, the content player downloads metadata associated with a requested media file, establishes a network connection with multiple content servers (or multiple network connections with... Netflix Inc

Techniques for warming up a node in a distributed data store

In various embodiments, a node manager configures a “new” node as a replacement for an “unavailable” node that was previously included in a distributed data store. First, the node manager identifies a source node that stores client data that was also stored in the unavailable node. Subsequently, the node manager... Netflix Inc

System and managing playback of streaming digital content

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for managing playback of digital content on two or more different playback devices. A playback device designated as a controller is associated with a playback device designated as a playback target. Association is implemented via a local network discovery protocol.... Netflix Inc

Detecting segments of a video program through image comparisons

In an embodiment, a data store storing a first image and a second image; a computer processor coupled to the data store and programmed to: generate a first fingerprint of the first image based on a first plurality of pixels from the first image stored in the data store; generate... Netflix Inc

Progressive deployment and termination of canary instances for software analysis

A data processing method, comprising: using computing apparatus, causing instantiating a plurality of baseline application instances that are running a first version of software, and one or more canary application instances that are running a second version of the software; using computing apparatus including a load balancer, causing selectively routing... Netflix Inc

Techniques for robustly predicting perceptual video quality

In various embodiments, a quality trainer trains a model that computes a value for a perceptual video quality metric for encoded video content. During a pre-training phase, the quality trainer partitions baseline values for metrics that describe baseline encoded video content into partitions based on genre. The quality trainer then... Netflix Inc

Proxy application with dynamic filter updating

The disclosure describes a proxy server application that supports the dynamic modification of proxy rules implemented by a proxy server. The proxy rules implemented by the proxy server specify network behaviors to be performed at various points during the handling of requests from client applications. A proxy server implements the... Netflix Inc

Upstream fault detection

Techniques are described for detecting faults in media content based on the behavior of users viewing the media content. Embodiments stream a first instance of media content to one or more users. The behavior of the one or more users is monitored while the users are viewing the streaming first... Netflix Inc

Internationalization with virtual staging and versioning

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for providing a variation of digital content that is based on a client-specified context token. Localized digital assets, e.g., graphics resources, video resource, audio resources, and text string resources, are stored as a collection of records and are dynamically linked... Netflix Inc

Perspective correction for curved display screens

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for performing perspective correction on one or more test images. The technique includes analyzing a first test image to detect a set of outer points and calculating a geometric plane equation based on the set of outer points. The technique... Netflix Inc

Online techniques for parameter mean and variance estimation in dynamic regression models

A system of assessing deployments in a network-based media system is provided herein. The system include a data storage system storing observation vectors, each observation vector being associated with an outcome indicator, and a processing device in communication with the data storage system to receive and store observation vectors and... Netflix Inc

Dynamically cropping digital content for display in any aspect ratio

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for dynamically cropping image data transmitted to an endpoint device. The technique includes computing a first visual interest score for a first visual interest region within a digital image based on content included in the first visual interest region, computing... Netflix Inc

Fast start of streaming digital media playback with deferred license retrieval

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for deferring license retrieval when streaming digital media content. The perceived delay between the time a user selects the protected digital media content to when playback of the protected digital media content begins is reduced because retrieval and playback of... Netflix Inc

Feature generation for online/offline machine learning

A system for utilizing models derived from offline historical data in online applications is provided. The system includes a processor and a memory storing machine-readable instructions for determining a set of contexts of the usage data, and for each of the contexts within the set of contexts, collecting service data... Netflix Inc

Securing user-accessed applications in a distributed computing environment

Provided herein are systems and methods of controlling access to a web-based application. Such a system may include an access determination server, an authorization control system, and a first web-based application accessible over a network to a first user device of a first user. The processing device of the access... Netflix Inc

System and building a point-in-time snapshot of an eventually-consistent data store

A method and system for building a point-in-time snapshot of an eventually-consistent data store. The data store includes key-value pairs stored on a plurality of storage nodes. In one embodiment, the data store is implemented as an Apache® Cassandra database running in the “cloud.” The data store includes a journaling... Netflix Inc

Key generation and broadcasting

Embodiments provide techniques generating and managing encryption keys within a computing infrastructure. Embodiments provide a key publisher that generates and maintains key pairs in a list at a configurable interval. In addition, the key publisher publishes the list to other components within the computing infrastructure. Embodiments also provide a key... Netflix Inc

Distributed traffic management system and techniques

Approaches, techniques, and mechanisms are disclosed for implementing a distributed firewall. In an embodiment, many different computer assets police incoming messages based on local policy data. This local policy data is synchronized with global policy data. The global policy data is generated by one or more separate analyzers. Each analyzer... Netflix Inc

Techniques for performing data reconciliation in distributed data store systems

In one embodiment, a data reconciliation engine works with data store nodes included in a distributed data store system to ensure consistency between the data store nodes. In operation, the data reconciliation receives a different data snapshot from each of the data store nodes. In response, the data reconciliation engine... Netflix Inc

Method and system for reclaiming unused resources in a networked application environment

Techniques are disclosed for reclaiming resources within a distributed computing system. A reclamation application searches the distributed computing architecture for unused resources, classifies the unused resources, and determines an expiration period based on the classification. The reclamation application determines a candidate owner of the resource based on one or more... Netflix Inc

Dynamically adjusting video merchandising to reflect user preferences

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for displaying scenes included in media assets. The technique includes selecting a first scene included in a first video asset based on one or more preferences and metadata associated with multiple scenes. The first video asset is one of multiple... Netflix Inc

Forwarding table compression

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for compressing a forwarding table. The technique includes storing a first network prefix and a first set of routing information associated with the first network prefix in a routing table, and writing the first network prefix from the routing table... Netflix Inc

System and managing playback of streaming digital content

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for managing playback of digital content on two or more different playback devices. A playback device designated as a controller is associated with a playback device designated as a playback target. Association is implemented via a local network discovery protocol.... Netflix Inc

Adaptive metric collection, storage, and alert thresholds

Techniques for adaptive metric collection, metric storage, and alert thresholds are described. In an approach, a metric collector computer processes metrics as a collection of key/value pairs. The key/value pairs represent the dimensionality of the metrics and allows for semantic queries on the metrics based on keys. In an approach,... Netflix Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134703

High dynamic range color conversion correction

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for correcting color values. The technique includes downsampling first color space values to generate downsampled color space values and upsampling the downsampled color space values to generate second color space values. The technique further includes modifying at least one component... Netflix Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126768

Techniques for modifying a rules engine in a highly-scaled computing environment

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for modifying a rules engine implemented in a highly-scaled computing environment. The technique includes receiving rules data that include a first operation, wherein the first operation is from a set of pre-defined operations and includes at least one dimension that... Netflix Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123730

Memory input/output management

A system for managing memory input/output management is provided herein. The system may include a processor and a memory storing machine-readable instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the system to perform operations including receiving read requests for first data stored on a solid-state storage drive, receiving write requests... Netflix Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118110

Techniques for determining client-side effects of server-side behavior using canary analysis

In one embodiment of the present invention, a sticky canary router routes each request associated with a service to either a canary cluster of servers that implement a modification to the service or a baseline cluster of servers that do not implement the modification. The sticky canary router implements a... Netflix Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098086

Systems and methods for security and risk assessment and testing of applications

Provided herein are systems and methods for monitoring and assessing the security and risk presented by applications deployed in a complex computing environment. An exemplary application security system includes a server having a processing device in communication with storage systems, computing devices executing application instances configured to receive and transmit... Netflix Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098219

Systems and methods for fraudulent account detection and management

Provided herein are systems and methods of monitoring account activity in a streaming media environment. An exemplary system includes a monitoring system, an account creation and management system, and an account payment system. The monitoring system is coupled to the account creation and management system and the account payment system... Netflix Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099292

Systems and methods for access permission revocation and reinstatement

Provided herein are systems and methods of managing permissions for applications deployed in a distributed computing infrastructure. An exemplary system includes an access management server having a processing device, a distributed computing infrastructure in communication with the management server having a plurality of resource instances and a request log, an... Netflix Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093587

Systems and methods for digital certificate and encryption key management

A certificate orchestration system for digital certificate and encryption key management is provided herein along with associated methods. The system includes a certificate orchestration server having a processing device in communication with a coupled storage system that is coupled to the certificate orchestration server. The system further includes an interface... Netflix Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094319

Adaptive streaming for digital content distribution

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for adapting playback bit rate to available delivery bandwidth in a content delivery system comprising a content server and a content player. A content player periodically estimates whether a given playback bit rate can feasibly provide complete playback for a... Netflix Inc

03/02/17 / #20170062007

Mitigating drift in audiovisual assets

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for mitigating drift in audiovisual assets. The technique includes determining that an edit associated with a presentation timeline is within boundaries of a video frame. The technique further includes calculating a temporal drift associated with the edit, where the temporal... Netflix Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039199

Selecting and ordering groups of titles

Techniques for selecting and ordering groups of titles to present as recommendations. In one embodiment, for example, a method performed by one or more computing devices of an online services comprises selecting, for each of a plurality of row positions, a group of titles to fill the row position based... Netflix Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034233

Pre-buffering audio streams

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for identifying and pre-buffering audio/video stream pairs. The method includes the steps of predictively identifying for pre-buffering at least one audio/video stream pair that may be selected for playback by a user subsequent to a currently playing audio/video stream pair,... Netflix Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034239

Upstream fault detection

... Netflix Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024391

Gaussian ranking using matrix factorization

In one embodiment of the present invention, a training engine teaches a matrix factorization model to rank items for users based on implicit feedback data and a rank loss function. In operation, the training engine approximates a distribution of scores to corresponding ranks as an approximately Gaussian distribution. Based on... Netflix Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019308

Server outlier detection

One embodiment of the invention disclosed herein provides techniques for detecting and remediating an outlier server in a distributed computer system. A control server retrieves a group of time-series data sets associated with a first time period, where each time-series data set represents a performance metric for a different server... Netflix Inc

01/12/17 / #20170012961

Securely connecting control device to target device

In an approach, a target computing device receives a pairing request from a controller computing device, the pairing request including controller credentials that were previously received by the controller computing device from an authentication server computer and encrypted under a service key. The target computing device forwards the pairing request... Netflix Inc








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