Per Ake Minborg, Carina Dreifeldt: Method and apparatus for obtaining digital objects in a communication network. Minborg Invent I Goteborg, Goodwin Ptocter, April 5, 2011: US07921221 (4 worldwide citation)

With techniques for obtaining digital objects (e.g., songs or video clips) from information providers in data communication networks (e.g., the Internet), the digital objects typically being sent through channels (e.g., Internet radio channels or Internet TV channels), end-users gain several advanta ...

James P Lambert: Generating a composite media stream. Clear Channel Management Services, Alan Carlson, Edward J Marshall Attorney at Law PLLC, August 31, 2010: US07787973 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for providing information. According to one embodiment of the present invention, at least two data segments are collected. Each data segment is collected from a media stream, and each media stream is located at a differe ...

Angel A Penilla, Albert S Penilla: Methods and cloud systems for using connected object state data for informing and alerting connected vehicle drivers of state changes. May 9, 2017: US09648107 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided. One method includes receiving geo-locations of a vehicle and identifying heading direction of the vehicle based on changes in the geo-locations of the vehicle. The method may also include, in some examples, receiving sensor data for a surrounding area of the vehicle ...

Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L Coburn IV: Playback queue control via a playlist on a mobile device. Sonos, August 15, 2017: US09735978 (3 worldwide citation)

Embodiments provided herein involve connected states between a mobile device and one or more zones in a network media system and different interactions between the mobile device and the network media system involving the connected states. The connected states may be established between the mobile de ...

Chunkit Jacky Chan, David Lee, Allison Light: Grouping and ranking images based on facial recognition data. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, September 26, 2017: US09773156 (3 worldwide citation)

Technologies for grouping images, and ranking the images and the groupings, based on entities shown in the images. Images may be grouped based on faces shown in the images. Different images with faces that indicate the same entity (e.g., Adam) may be automatically grouped together. Different images ...

Kevin R Lockhart, Richard D Wooden, Jeffrey D Zigler, Jacqueline J Lockhart: Customizing perishable content of a media channel. Clear Channel Management Services, Garlick & Markison, Edward J Marshall, March 11, 2014: US08671214 (3 worldwide citation)

A user can specify particular news, weather, traffic, or other perishable content received on a particular Internet radio station or other media channel. The user can customize the station so that wherever the user is currently located, he can receive perishable content related to a preferred geogra ...

Sam Pasupalak, Joshua R Pantony, Wilson Hsu, Zhiyuan Wu, Phil Tregenza, Kaheer Suleman, James Simpson, Andrew McNamara, Tareq Ismail: Conversational agent. MALUUBA, Perry Currier, February 21, 2017: US09575963 (3 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and computer program product provide a conversation agent to process natural language queries expressed by a user and perform commands according to the derived intention of the user. A natural language processing (NLP) engine derives intent using conditional random fields to identi ...

G Victor Treyz, Susan M Treyz: Digital audio devices. February 9, 2010: US07660207 (3 worldwide citation)

An alarm clock radio is provided that handles downloaded audio files and streaming digital audio files. The alarm clock radio may have buttons and displays that allow the user to adjust various alarm clock radio settings. The user may also adjust settings remotely over the Internet or over an in-hom ...

Yong Syuan Chen, Jen Chieh Hsiao: Interchangeable display of information panels on a dashboard. THUNDER POWER HONG KONG, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 7, 2017: US09563329 (3 worldwide citation)

Interchangeable display of information panels on a Dashboard screen of a dashboard in a transportation apparatus is disclosed. The information panels may be graphically displayed at respective positions on the Dashboard screen such that they are separate and independent from each other. In some exam ...

Peter H Horadan: Method and apparatus for protecting online content by detecting noncompliant access patterns. ServiceSource, Mersenne Law, May 9, 2017: US09646140 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods to detect and hamper or thwart noncompliant access to online data examine access patterns, history and statistical records, and which may send no, incorrect or nonsense data if data harvesting is detected.