Real Time Touch



new TOP 200 Companies filing patents this week

new Companies with the Most Patent Filings (2010+)




Real Time Touch

Piksel Inc patents


Recent patent applications related to Piksel Inc. Piksel Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Piksel Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Piksel Inc, we're just tracking patents.

ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 | Company Directory "P" | Piksel Inc-related inventors


Providing low and high quality streams

There is provided a technique in which a device for capturing an event, and for generating a first stream and a second stream representing the event, one of the first and second streams being a lower quality version of the other, and the streams being generated simultaneously.. . ... Piksel Inc

Synchronisation of streamed content

There is described a system for providing streaming services, comprising: a plurality of capture devices each for generating a stream of an event, each stream being associated with a timing reference; and a server for analysing the plurality of captured streams in order to align the received plurality of received captured streams according.. . ... Piksel Inc

Providing streamed content responsive to request

There is disclosed a server for providing content, the server being configured to: receive a request defining one or more characteristics of content; access content from a plurality of content sources; and determine content responsive to the request in dependence on the accessed content.. . ... Piksel Inc

Providing extracts of streamed content

There is described a method of providing a portion of content comprising: receiving data including said content; transmitting the received data; storing a portion of the received data corresponding to a given time period; responsive to a request, block transmitting the stored portion of the received data stream.. . ... Piksel Inc

Controlling delivery of captured streams

There is provided a technique for providing streaming services, comprising: a plurality of capture devices, each for generating a captured stream of content; a server, for receiving the plurality of captured streams, and for outputting at least one output stream; and an editing device for outputting a control signal to the server, wherein the server processes captured streams to provide one or more modified output stream in dependence on the control signal.. . ... Piksel Inc

Access to content

The invention relates to a method of establishing access to content based on a future condition comprising providing an identifier at a user device; accessing a catalogue of available content based on the identifier; selecting at least one content identifier from the catalogue; and selectively enabling content associated with the content identifier in dependence on a future condition. Reserving multimedia content such as video for a journey or flight and during the flight or journey the selected content is streamed to the user's mobile device.. ... Piksel Inc

Drm addition authentication

There is provided a client device comprising a content protection decoder according to a first standard, comprising: a receiver for receiving an asset associated with content protection; a creation module for creating a content protection for the asset in accordance with the first standard, and including a parameter identifying information additional to the information associated with said standard; an interface for transmitting a request for a license to a license server based on said standard, the request including that parameter, and for receiving a license in response; and a controller for accessing content associated with the asset using the license. There is also provided a license server configured to: receive a license key request in accordance with a standard from a client device; transmit the request to a processing function associated with the standard; receive a parameter associated with the standard from the processing function; parse the parameter to retrieve additional information; process the additional information; access a license in accordance with the standard based on the parsed information; and transmit the accessed license in accordance with the standard to the client device.. ... Piksel Inc

Header translation modification

There is disclosed a video player comprising a widevine decoder, further comprising: a receiver for receiving an asset and an associated manifest file; a search engine for searching the manifest file to identify a keyid field; a widevine header creation module for creating a widevine header including: a keyid field corresponding to the identified keyid field of the asset manifest file; and a contentid field based on the identified keyid field of the asset manifest file, wherein the format of the keyid field and the created contentid field of the created widevine header are different; an interface for transmitting a request for a license to a widevine license server, the request including the created widevine header, and for receiving a widevine license from the widevine license server responsive to the request; and a controller for accessing video content associated with the asset using the widevine license. There is disclosed a widevine license server configured to: receive a license request including a widevine header from a video player; transmit the widevine header to a widevine processing function; receive the contentid field of the widevine header from the widevine processing function; parse the contentid field, and in dependence on identification of the syntax of said field, using the keyid field to obtain a widevine license; and transmit the accessed widevine license to the video player.. ... Piksel Inc

Delivering content

A content delivery system comprising: a communication network; a mapping component storing media content aspect variant data enabling access to media content in a plurality of aspect variants; a content delivery component connected to the network and configured to access and deliver media content aspect variant data stored in the mapping component to devices connected to the network; an action request or component which is configured to receive a request from a user of a media consumption device that an aspect variant of media content is to be delivered to at least one further media consumption device, and cause the content delivery component to deliver media content aspect variant data associated with said aspect variant to the at least one further media consumption device to enable said aspect variant to be consumed at the at least one further media consumption device.. . ... Piksel Inc

Media asset duplication

A content delivery system comprising: a receiving module for receiving a media asset in a received format; a transcoder configured to transcode the asset to provide a predetermined number of transcoded versions of the asset in at least one consumption format; a data store for storing the predetermined number of transcoded versions; a transmitting module coupled to said data store and configured to retrieve one of the predetermined number of transcoded versions from the data store and transmit the retrieved transcoded version to a media consuming device in response to detecting selection of the media asset by a content consumer associated with the device; a media asset duplication module configured, in response to detecting transmission of each transcoded version of the predetermined number of transcoded versions to respective one or more media consuming devices, to create a duplicate of the transcoded version and store the duplicate in the data store.. . ... Piksel Inc

Linking devices

There is disclosed a method of establishing a communication link between first and second devices, the method comprising: receiving a link request from a first device with a first unique identifier; allocating a media content from multiple media content to the first unique identifier; sending the media content to the first device; receiving a media identifier from a second device with a second unique identifier; comparing the media identifier and the media content, and in dependence on identifying a match, transmitting the first unique identifier to the second device and the second unique identifier to the first device, whereby the first and second device can establish a communication link based on the exchanged first and second unique identifiers.. . ... Piksel Inc

Delivering content

A content delivery system comprising: a communications network; a media component connected to the communications network, the media component configured to deliver content for consumption at user devices connected to the communications network; an engagement monitoring component configured to monitor user engagement with auxiliary content played out at the user devices; a storage component which holds engagement monitoring data in association with user identifiers of users of the content delivery system; a content control module configured to receive from a user device a request for content data, the content control module being operable to selectively deliver enhanced content data based on the engagement monitoring data held in association with a user identifier associated with a user of the user device.. . ... Piksel Inc

Personalised channel

There is disclosed a content delivery system for delivering content to a user, the system comprising a personalised schedule controller configured to receive content recommendations for a user including at least one constrained asset, and for generating a personalised schedule for the user in dependence on the at least one constrained asset included in the content recommendation.. . ... Piksel Inc

Delivering content

In one embodiment there is disclosed a content delivery system comprising: a communications network; a media component connected to the communications network, the media component configured to deliver media content for playout at a user device; an auxiliary content component connected to the communications network for providing auxiliary content for playout at a user device; an engagement monitoring component configured to monitor user engagement with auxiliary content played out at the user device; a storage component which holds engagement monitoring data in association with user identifiers; a content control module configured to receive, from a user device, a request for auxiliary content to be inserted in a playout session for playout at the user device, and selectively control delivery of the auxiliary content based on the engagement monitoring data associated with a user identifier for the user device.. . ... Piksel Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332122

Delivering content

In one embodiment, there is a content delivery system comprising: a communication network; a media component configured to transmit media content and associated metadata to user devices; a store holding permission vouchers for users of the system; an auxiliary content management component configured to: receive a request for auxiliary content insertion information from a user device, the request comprising an identifier of a user of the user device and an identifier of desired media content; access said store to determine permission for consumption of the desired media content in a resource constrained playout mode at the device based on at least one permission voucher for the user; generate auxiliary content insertion information based on the identifier of the user, the identifier of the desired media content and the at least one permission voucher; and transmit the generated auxiliary content insertion information to the user device.. . ... Piksel Inc

11/09/17 / #20170325004

Forwarding video content

The invention relates to a method for implementing forwarding in playback of video content, in which the video content is associated with commercials, the method comprising: determining a set of commercials that are skipped in forwarding the video content; and applying a function to determine the playback of the set of commercials when the forwarded video content is played, wherein the function is programmable.. . ... Piksel Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323336

Delivering content

The invention relates to a user device comprising: an output component for outputting media content to a user; computer storage holding a user model of a user, the user model comprising personal information of the user; an input component configured to receive a content identification document identifying pieces of content to be output to the user by the output component: a content modifier configured to modify the document received by the input component based on the user model of the user, the content modifier operable to filter out at least one piece of content identified by the content document to generate a modified identification document, wherein the output component is configured to interpret each piece of content identified in the modified identification document for outputting to the user, wherein the filtered out piece(s) of content is not provided to the user.. . ... Piksel Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289635

Delivering media content to a content consuming user

In the following, a content delivery system delivers a modified version of a media asset to a current content consuming user. Control information identifying a desired attribute of the modified version of the asset is received from the current content consuming user. ... Piksel Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245005

Automated compliance management

There is disclosed a computer system for analysing content, comprising: a detection module connected to receive at least one piece of digital content, the detection module being operable to access a set of compliance rules and compare the received at least one piece of digital content with the set of compliance rules, the detection module further being configured to generate an alert if the result of the analysis indicates a breach of at least one of the rules; a moderator module connected to receive the alert, the moderator module configured to enable output to a moderator based only on the piece of digital content which caused the alert to be generated, whereby the moderator can assess a modification to be made to the piece of content which caused the alert to be generated.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244998

Configuration of user interface

There is disclosed a system comprising a first device and a second device, each being associated with a user, in which a user interface of the first device is configured in dependence on content associated with the second device.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244987

Decision logic

A network entity for delivering video to a front end in accordance with service level information defining at least one service level requirement for providing a service used in delivering the video, the network entity comprising: an input for receiving a request comprising task information identifying a task to be performed requiring the service for delivery of the video; an interface for communication with processing nodes each configured to provide the service for use in delivering the video; and decision logic coupled to the interface and configured to: receive (i) the request transmitted by the video content provider, (ii) characteristics of the processing nodes, and (iii) the at least one service level requirement for providing the service; select processing node(s) based on the received characteristics and the at least one service level requirement, and communicate via the interface with the processing node(s) selected to perform the task.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244699

Secure communication

There is provided a system comprising a first device of a user and a second device of a user, in which a user carries out a secure transaction utilising a user interface of the second device, wherein the secure transaction process sends a request to a user interface of the first device, and authorises or authenticates the transaction in dependence on a response to the request which is not transmitted from a user interface of the second device.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235839

Content source driven recommendation for given context of content delivery and display system

There is provided a computer device for providing recommendations to a user device associated with a user, the computer device including a processor configured to: determine a set of recommendations for the user based on a current user context; transmit a recommendation message to the user device based on the determined set of recommendations; monitor the information from which the set of recommendations are derived; in dependence on identifying a change in the information, transmitting a modified recommendation to the user device.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235838

Time based content source driven recommendation for given context of content delivery system

There is disclosed a computer device for providing recommendations to a user device associated with a user, the computer device including a processor configured to: determine a set of recommendations for the user based on a current user con text; transmit a recommendation message to the user device based on the determined set of recommendations; monitor the information from which the set of recommendations are derived; wherein at least one recommendation is associated with a perishable asset, the processor being configured to determine the set of recommendations additionally based on the state of the perishable asset.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230694

Context driven recommendation for content delivery and display system

There is disclosed a computer device for generating a recommendation message to a user device, the computer device including a processor configured to: receive a context for a user of the user device; and select at least one recommendation for the user in dependence on the context, wherein the at least one recommendation varies in dependence on the context, such that a first at least one recommendation for a user in a first context is different from a second at least one recommendation for the same user in a second context.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228444

Configuration of display based on recommendation message in content delivery and display system

There is disclosed a recommendation server comprising a processor configured to: generate a set of recommendations for a user; allocate a weighting to each recommendation; and transmit a recommendation message to a user terminal of the user, the recommendation message including the recommendations and their associated weightings.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228151

User gesture for controlling user output in content display system

There is disclosed a computer device having a display for displaying to a user at least one content item, wherein the display is provided on a user interface which is configured to detect a user input in the form of a swipe action over the displayed content item, wherein an audio output is responsive to the direction of swipe such that the volume of the audio output varies depending on the direction of swipe by a user.. . ... Piksel Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228114

Accessing content based on selection of content in content display and delivery system

There is disclosed a user device including a processor configured to: receive a recommendation message; display a plurality of recommendations based on the recommendation message to a user of the user device, the plurality of recommendations having been generated, in part, on the user context; detect selection of one of the displayed plurality of recommendations; request further recommendations in dependence on the detected selection; receive a further recommendation message responsive to the request; and display a further plurality of recommendations corresponding to the further recommendation message to the user of the user device, the further plurality of recommendations having been generated, in part, on the user context and the detected selection.. . ... Piksel Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206340

Controlling delivery of encrypted media assets

The invention relates to a computer guard system for controlling delivery of encrypted media assets in a service which governs the delivery of a set of media assets to a group of authorised users comprising: an administrator interface configured to receive configuration data from an administrator to define at least one environment defining how media assets in that service are to be delivered to authorised users, wherein the configuration data defines, for each environment, (a) multiple drm technologies for decrypting the same asset at multiple end user platforms, each drm technology being associated with its own set of default license properties; (b) at least one software plug-in to be instantiated to perform a verification method to verify if an end user request for delivery of an asset is valid; a store for holding defined environments with respective environment identifiers; a key server module having an interface connectable to an encryption module and configured to: exchange (i) an asset identifier, which identifies an asset to be encrypted, (ii) a secret key for use in encrypting the asset, and (iii) a key identifier which is to be located in the encrypted asset and which identifies the secret key; execute a set of rules to compare a characteristic associated with the asset with multiple environments to associate at least one environment with the asset wherein the characteristic represents the service for which the asset is provided; and store an association between the asset and at least one determined environment, whereby multiple assets for the same service intended for delivery on different end users platforms are associated with a single environment, and wherein the configuration data for each environment identifies the default license properties and software plug-in to be applied to the asset, in dependence on the drm technology used at the end user platform to enable the computer system to automatically respond to end user requests to play out an asset.. . ... Piksel Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134807

Crowd based content delivery

A computer implemented method of controlling delivery of content to one or more media consuming devices associated with a group of consumers, the method comprising: receiving identification information of each consumer of the group of consumers; identifying each consumer of the group of consumers based on the received identification information; querying a data store to determine characteristics of each of said identified consumers; and controlling the delivery of the content to at least one of said one or more media consuming devices based on the determined characteristics of at least one consumer of the group of consumers, wherein each consumer in the group has an association link with all other consumers in the group, and wherein the content which is delivered is delivered to all consumers in the group.. . ... Piksel Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078715

Chapter detection in multimedia streams via alignment of multiple airings

There is described a multimedia processing method comprising: identifying a start and end time ranges in an input multimedia stream; comparing said ranges to an alternate multimedia stream of the same program for regions of similarity; and defining time ranges as representing chapter regions responsive to the content of both streams within the time ranges having high similarities.. . ... Piksel Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078346

Dynamic resource allocation of multimedia content based on usage patterns

There is disclosed a multimedia processing method comprising: converting multimedia items into versions of multiple compression levels for storage within a media catalog; and estimating the likelihood of a user consuming each multimedia item based on a consumption history of items within said media catalog and said user; computing the multimedia items to be downloaded and a per-item compression level in dependence on resource constraints at a client device of said user and said estimated consumption likelihoods; downloading a compressed version of the multimedia items; and storing a record of consumed downloaded items.. . ... Piksel Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055033

Sensed content delivery

In some embodiments a content delivery system for controlling media content provided by at least one media device for media consumption by at least one consumer is described. In an embodiment the system comprises at least one sensor for sensing body data of the at least one consumer, a receiver for receiving sensed body data from the sensor, a data store storing media content for selection, at least one media device for outputting said selected content to said at least one consumer, and at least one processor configured to query said data store and control the selection of said media content based at least in part on the sensed body data, and control the output of said selected media content to said at least one media device. ... Piksel Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055020

Device synchronization

Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of triggering an instance of companion software to perform an expected action related to a piece of media content during a delivery of that media content by a media device to a content consuming user, the method comprising: the instance of the companion software receiving a synchronization signal transmitted when, in delivering the media content, the media device reaches a reference point in the media content, wherein the synchronisation signal conveys a time instant of that reference point; measuring a current elapsed time from the time instant of the reference point; accessing computer storage holding an association of the expected action with a time instant of a trigger point in the media content; and triggering the expected action when the current elapsed time substantially matches the time instant of the trigger point.. . ... Piksel Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055017

Sensed content delivery

Embodiments of a computer implemented method for controlling media content in an environment of a consumer are described, the embodiments having at least one media device for media consumption by the consumer, the method comprising at least one processor configured to provide media content to the media device for consumption by the consumer; receive, from at least one sensor sensed body data of the at least one consumer indicating a state of the consumer; and control the environment or physical state of the consumer in dependence on the sensed body data to modify the indicated state.. . ... Piksel Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054778

Content delivery system

Disclosed is a content delivery system of networked computer systems, the content delivery system for effecting transmission of media assets to a user device having an output interface available to a user, the media asset being transmitted as a media stream for outputting to the user while the media stream is still being received at the user device. The content delivery system comprises a first computer system operated by a first operator and a second computer system operated by a second operator. ... Piksel Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026701

Delivering content

A computer implemented method for detecting user engagement with auxiliary content consumed by a user at a viewing device, the method comprising, at the viewing device generating requests for auxiliary content associated with media content selected by the user to be consumed; receiving auxiliary content from an auxiliary content store and playing out the auxiliary content to the user; displaying at least one user engagement element associated with the auxiliary content, the user engagement element defining an expected user activity; generating user engagement data based on the engagement of a user with the user engagement element in accordance with the expected user activity, and formulating a message to be transmitted to an auxiliary content controller, the messaging including a user identifier and the user engagement data.. . ... Piksel Inc








ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009



###

This listing is an abstract for educational and research purposes is only meant as a recent sample of applications filed, not a comprehensive history. Freshpatents.com is not affiliated or associated with Piksel Inc in any way and there may be associated servicemarks. This data is also published to the public by the USPTO and available for free on their website. Note that there may be alternative spellings for Piksel Inc with additional patents listed. Browse our Agent directory for other possible listings. Page by FreshPatents.com

###