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1.

BREAK STATE DETECTION FOR REDUCED CAPABILITY DEVICES

      
Application Number 16197828
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-21
First Publication Date 2020-09-24
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect, the described techniques may include streaming a segment of primary content, for example, by a reduce capability client device, such as a mobile device or tablet. The device may receive information indicative of a break in the streaming of the primary content. The device may play secondary content based on receiving the information indicative of the break. The device may determine when a next segment of the primary content is available, and begin streaming the next segment of the primary content upon detecting that the second segment of the primary content is available.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring
  • G06F 17/21 - Text processing
  • G06F 17/24 - Editing, e.g. insert/delete
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals

2.

ENABLING EFFICIENT DETERMINISTIC VIRTUALIZED BROADCAST SPECTRUM SHARING AND USAGE VALIDATION

      
Application Number 16808996
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-04
First Publication Date 2020-09-10
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael John
  • Aitken, Mark A.
  • Kofi, Ebenezer K.
  • Libin, Louis Herbert

Abstract

Disclosed herein are methods, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium product for sharing broadcast resources and validating usage of the broadcast resources according to an agreement between a plurality of broadcast virtual network operators (BVNOs). A method includes determining the plurality of spectrum resources corresponding to a length of a broadcast frame, and creating a plurality of physical layer pipes (PLPs) based on a plurality of internet protocol (IP) flows from the plurality of BVNOs. The method includes constructing the broadcast frame including the plurality of PLPs and generating a broadcast frame record based on transmission of the broadcast frame. The broadcast frame record can identify the plurality of spectrum resources shared between the plurality of BVNOs. The method includes updating the broadcast frame record with identification information of the plurality of BVNOs and the plurality of IP flows corresponding to the plurality of PLPs of the broadcast frame.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 16/14 - Spectrum sharing arrangements
  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04N 21/643 - Communication protocols
  • H04W 72/04 - Wireless resource allocation
  • H04N 21/6332 - Control signals issued by server directed to the network components or client directed to client
  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference

3.

ENABLING EFFICIENT DETERMINISTIC VIRTUALIZED BROADCAST SPECTRUM SHARING AND USAGE VALIDATION

      
Application Number US2020020981
Publication Number 2020/180983
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-04
Publication Date 2020-09-10
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.
  • Kofi, Ebenezer K.
  • Libin, Louis H.

Abstract

Disclosed herein are methods, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium product for sharing broadcast resources and validating usage of the broadcast resources according to an agreement between a plurality of broadcast virtual network operators (BVNOs). A method includes determining the plurality of spectrum resources corresponding to a length of a broadcast frame, and creating a plurality of physical layer pipes (PLPs) based on a plurality of internet protocol (IP) flows from the plurality of BVNOs. The method includes constructing the broadcast frame including the plurality of PLPs and generating a broadcast frame record based on transmission of the broadcast frame. The broadcast frame record can identify the plurality of spectrum resources shared between the plurality of BVNOs. The method includes updating the broadcast frame record with identification information of the plurality of BVNOs and the plurality of IP flows corresponding to the plurality of PLPs of the broadcast frame.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04W 48/18 - Selecting a network or a communication service

4.

TCLIVE

      
Serial Number 90124815
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-19
Owner THE TENNIS CHANNEL, INC. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Online magazines and newsletter on the subject of tennis and racquet sports, and entertainment services in the nature of on-going television and streaming programs featuring tennis and tennis news

5.

TOPSPIN

      
Serial Number 90089720
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-03
Owner THE TENNIS CHANNEL, INC. ()
NICE Classes  ? 35 - Advertising; business

Goods & Services

Online magazines and newsletter on the subject of tennis and racquet sports

6.

Multi-Portion Radio Transmissions

      
Application Number 16784439
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-07
First Publication Date 2020-07-30
Owner
  • Coherent Logix, Incorporated (USA)
  • Sinclair Television Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Earnshaw, Mark

Abstract

Techniques are disclosed relating to generating and receiving radio frames with multiple portions that have different encoding schemes. An apparatus may include one or more processing elements configured to receive, via a wireless radio, wireless data that includes a plurality of portions that each include multiple orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. Different ones of the portions have different frequency transform sizes and different sampling rates. The wireless data may also include control data that indicates the frequency transform sizes and sampling rates for the ones of the portions. The apparatus may select, based on the control data and a determined velocity of the apparatus, one or more but not all of the plurality of portions and may decode the selected one or more portions to determine data represented by the OFDM symbols in the selected one or more portions. Different portions of the wireless data may be adapted for decoding by devices moving at different maximum velocities.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04W 72/00 - Local resource management, e.g. selection or allocation of wireless resources or wireless traffic scheduling
  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04W 72/04 - Wireless resource allocation
  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference

7.

ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer Extensions to Enable Mobility Broadcast 5G Convergence

      
Application Number 16697976
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-11-27
First Publication Date 2020-06-04
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

The ATSC 3.0 physical layer broadcast standard is extended with new OFDM numerology, L1 signaling and frame structure aligned with 5G. This is done to enable improved broadcast mobility and convergence 5G release 16 as a Non-3GPP access network. The 5G core network and Broadcast core network interwork over defined interfaces to enable convergence layer 3. This enables improvements of broadcast physical layer for physics of broadcast. The 5G unicast physical layer is enhanced for physics of unicast, and then both are converged at layer 3. This is novel and has many benefits compared to the legacy LTE broadcast method (e.g., Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS)), which combines both broadcast and unicast into a single shared LTE frame at layer 1. The eMBMS method is then improved for dominate unicast mode in shared L1 frame. The result is the broadcast performance and efficiency in eMBMS are less than optimal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 28/06 - Optimising, e.g. header compression, information sizing
  • H04W 72/04 - Wireless resource allocation

8.

ATSC 3.0 PHYSICAL LAYER EXTENSIONS TO ENABLE MOBILITY BROADCAST 5G CONVERGENCE

      
Application Number US2019063008
Publication Number 2020/112636
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-25
Publication Date 2020-06-04
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

The ATSC 3.0 physical layer broadcast standard is extended with new OFDM numerology, L1 signaling and frame structure aligned with 5G. This is done to enable improved broadcast mobility and convergence 5G release 16 as a Non-3GPP access network. The 5G core network and Broadcast core network interwork over defined interfaces to enable convergence layer 3. This enables improvements of broadcast physical layer for physics of broadcast. The 5G unicast physical layer is enhanced for physics of unicast, and then both are converged at layer 3. This is novel and has many benefits compared to the legacy LTE broadcast method (e.g., Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS)), which combines both broadcast and unicast into a single shared LTE frame at layer 1. The eMBMS method is then improved for dominate unicast mode in shared L1 frame. The result is the broadcast performance and efficiency in eMBMS are less than optimal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/54 - Store-and-forward switching systems
  • H04W 56/00 - Synchronisation arrangements
  • H04W 76/16 - Setup of multiple wireless link connections involving different core network technologies, e.g. a packet-switched [PS] bearer in combination with a circuit-switched [CS] bearer
  • H04W 88/06 - Terminal devices adapted for operation in multiple networks, e.g. multi-mode terminals
  • H04H 20/18 - Arrangements for synchronising broadcast or distribution via plural systems

9.

USING BROADCAST PHYSICAL LAYER FOR ONE-WAY TIME TRANSFER OF UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME TO RECEIVERS

      
Application Number US2019041768
Publication Number 2020/018404
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-15
Publication Date 2020-01-23
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

Systems and methods for one-way time transfer using physical layer signaling are disclosed herein. According to some examples, a method includes generating timing information based on a clock of a transmitting device, where the timing information comprises a timestamp and metadata. The method further includes generating a preamble of a frame, where the preamble includes the timestamp and the metadata of the timing information. The method also includes forming a frame, where the frame comprises a bootstrap, the preamble, and a payload, and transmitting the frame to a receiver device. The one-way time transfer systems and methods of this disclosure can serve mobile devices that entail quick and reliable establishment of a clock.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/12 - Arrangements for monitoring, testing or troubleshooting
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04H 20/57 - Arrangements specially adapted for specific applications, e.g. for traffic information or for mobile receivers for mobile receivers

10.

Using broadcast physical layer for one-way time transfer of universal coordinated time to receivers

      
Application Number 16036570
Grant Number 10652849
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-16
First Publication Date 2020-01-16
Grant Date 2020-05-12
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

Systems and methods for one-way time transfer using physical layer signaling are disclosed herein. According to some examples, a method includes generating timing information based on a clock of a transmitting device, where the timing information comprises a timestamp and metadata. The method further includes generating a preamble of a frame, where the preamble includes the timestamp and the metadata of the timing information. The method also includes forming a frame, where the frame comprises a bootstrap, the preamble, and a payload, and transmitting the frame to a receiver device. The one-way time transfer systems and methods of this disclosure can serve mobile devices that entail quick and reliable establishment of a clock.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04J 3/06 - Synchronising arrangements
  • H04J 11/00 - Orthogonal multiplex systems
  • H04L 7/00 - Arrangements for synchronising receiver with transmitter
  • H04L 12/26 - Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04W 56/00 - Synchronisation arrangements

11.

Band Segmented Bootstraps and Partitioned Frames

      
Application Number 16577958
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-09-20
First Publication Date 2020-01-09
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

An apparatus and a method are provided for generating and transmitting one or more band segmented bootstrap signals. For example, a transmitter may be configured to generate a plurality of sequence numbers and apply cyclic shift to each of the plurality of sequence number. The transmitter is further configured to map each of the shifted sequence numbers to at least one frequency domain subcarrier of a plurality of frequency domain subcarriers, and translate each subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers to a time domain sequence. Each subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers may be shifted with respect to other subcarriers of the plurality of subcarriers, thereby aligning each segment of the band segmented bootstrap signals next to each other in the frequency domain.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H03K 19/01 - Modifications for accelerating switching
  • H04L 5/22 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path using time-division multiplexing
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes

12.

STADIUM

      
Serial Number 88745158
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-02
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 38 - Telecommunications
  • 41 - Education; entertainment
  • 42 - Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Goods & Services

Providing multiple user access to the Internet; broadcasting and simulcasting of broadcast television and electronic transmission of audio content, video content, audio-visual content, multimedia content, photographs, and graphics, on a wide variety of topics and subjects via the media of television, cable, digital cable, satellite, and broadband systems, and via the Internet, multicast, websites, electronic communications networks, computer networks, digital networks, wireless communications networks, video on demand, email, social media, digital applications, video game consoles and portable and wireless communication devices; streaming audio and video material on the Internet Entertainment services, namely, provision of on-going multimedia programs on a wide variety of topics and subjects distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing an internet website portal featuring audio-visual, audio, video, audio-visual, multimedia, photographic, and graphic entertainment content on a wide variety of topics and subjects; digital video, audio, and multimedia publishing services; production of audio-visual containing audio, video, audio-visual, multimedia, photographic, and graphic content on a wide variety of topics and subjects Providing temporary use of non-downloadable software to enable uploading, capturing, posting, editing, playing, streaming, viewing, displaying, tagging, sharing, manipulating, distributing, publishing, reproducing, and otherwise providing content on a wide variety of topics and subjects, containing audio content, video content, audio-visual content, multimedia content, photographs and graphics; Hosting of websites featuring multimedia content for others

13.

BROADCAST RELAYING VIA SINGLE-CHANNEL TRANSMISSION

      
Application Number US2019035952
Publication Number 2019/241052
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-07
Publication Date 2019-12-19
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baumgartner, Frederick, M.
  • Simon, Michael, J.
  • Soreth, William
  • Behrmann, Marshall, Hans
  • Libin, Louis, Herbert

Abstract

Systems and methods for relaying in broadcast single-frequency networks are disclosed herein. A single-frequency network can be formed in part using transmitters that receive data via a cooperative relay channel instead of a station-to-transmitter link. In some embodiments, transmitter may use a portion of its transmission time to relay in-band information to the singlefrequency network transmitter using time-division multiplexing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 7/0413 - MIMO systems
  • H04H 20/18 - Arrangements for synchronising broadcast or distribution via plural systems
  • H04H 20/67 - Common-wave systems, i.e. using separate transmitters operating on substantially the same frequency
  • H04N 7/08 - Systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal, e.g. additional information signals, the signals occupying wholly or partially the same frequency band
  • H04H 20/02 - Arrangements for relaying broadcast information
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing

14.

RSI RACQUET SPORTS INDUSTRY

      
Serial Number 88674134
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-30
Owner THE TENNIS CHANNEL, INC. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 16 - Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials
  • 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Magazines and instructional manuals on the subject of tennis and racquet sports Online magazines and instructional manuals on the subject of tennis and racquet sports

15.

TENNIS

      
Serial Number 88660476
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-10-18
Registration Date 2020-06-02
Owner THE TENNIS CHANNEL, INC. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Online magazines and instructional manuals on the subject of tennis and related racquet sports

16.

Broadcast relaying via single-channel transmission

      
Application Number 16007265
Grant Number 10439683
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-13
First Publication Date 2019-10-08
Grant Date 2019-10-08
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baumgartner, Frederick M.
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Soreth, William
  • Hoots, Thomas Ian
  • Behrmann, Marshall Hans
  • Libin, Louis Herbert

Abstract

Systems and methods for relaying in broadcast single-frequency networks are disclosed herein. A single-frequency network can be formed in part using transmitters that receive data via a cooperative relay channel instead of a studio-to-transmitter link. In some embodiments, transmitter may use a portion of its transmission time to relay in-band information to the single-frequency network transmitter using time-division multiplexing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/31 - Arrangements for simultaneous broadcast of plural pieces of information by a single channel using in-band signals, e.g. subsonic or cue signal
  • H04B 7/026 - Co-operative diversity, e.g. using fixed or mobile stations as relays
  • H04B 7/155 - Ground-based stations
  • H04L 1/00 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received
  • H04L 1/06 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received by diversity reception using space diversity
  • H04H 20/02 - Arrangements for relaying broadcast information
  • H04H 20/67 - Common-wave systems, i.e. using separate transmitters operating on substantially the same frequency
  • H04H 20/72 - Wireless systems of terrestrial networks

17.

A NEXT GENERATION MULTI-CHANNEL-TENANT VIRTUALIZED BROADCAST PLATFORM AND 5G CONVERGENCE

      
Application Number US2019019648
Publication Number 2019/165463
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-26
Publication Date 2019-08-29
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Kofi, Ebenezer K.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

Wireless system architectures worldwide are undergoing a paradigm shift today. This, by adopting new technology and wireless system architectures based on Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) that are being instantiated using IT cloud computing methods. The 3GPP is defining a new 5G radio and 5G core network in release 16 based on a cloud native system architecture. Herein, a new next generation multi-channel-tenant virtualized broadcast platform using SDN/NFV is disclosed using ATSC 3.0 standards A/321, A/322 as a baseline.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04N 21/2381 - Adapting the multiplex stream to a specific network, e.g. an IP [Internet Protocol] network
  • H04N 21/2385 - Channel allocation; Bandwidth allocation
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/643 - Communication protocols
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04L 12/715 - Hierarchical routing, e.g. clustered networks or inter-domain routing
  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring

18.

A NEXT GENERATION MULTI-CHANNEL-TENANT VIRTUALIZED BROADCAST PLATFORM AND 5G CONVERGENCE

      
Document Number 03092249
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-26
Open to Public Date 2019-08-29
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Kofi, Ebenezer K.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

Wireless system architectures worldwide are undergoing a paradigm shift today. This, by adopting new technology and wireless system architectures based on Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) that are being instantiated using IT cloud computing methods. The 3GPP is defining a new 5G radio and 5G core network in release 16 based on a cloud native system architecture. Herein, a new next generation multi-channel-tenant virtualized broadcast platform using SDN/NFV is disclosed using ATSC 3.0 standards A/321, A/322 as a baseline.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04N 21/2381 - Adapting the multiplex stream to a specific network, e.g. an IP [Internet Protocol] network
  • H04N 21/2385 - Channel allocation; Bandwidth allocation
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/643 - Communication protocols
  • H04L 12/715 - Hierarchical routing, e.g. clustered networks or inter-domain routing
  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring

19.

NEXT GENERATION MULTI-CHANNEL-TENANT VIRTUALIZED BROADCAST PLATFORM AND 5G CONVERGENCE

      
Application Number 16286119
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-26
First Publication Date 2019-08-29
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.
  • Kofi, Ebenezer K.

Abstract

Wireless system architectures worldwide are undergoing a paradigm shift today. This, by adopting new technology and wireless system architectures based on Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) that are being instantiated using IT cloud computing methods. The 3 GPP is defining a new 5G radio and 5G core network in release 16 based on a cloud native system architecture. Herein, a new next generation multi-channel-tenant virtualized broadcast platform using SDN/NFV is disclosed using ATSC 3.0 standards A/321, A/322 as a baseline.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 16/14 - Spectrum sharing arrangements
  • H04W 16/10 - Dynamic resource partitioning
  • H04W 72/00 - Local resource management, e.g. selection or allocation of wireless resources or wireless traffic scheduling
  • H04W 28/24 - Negotiating SLA [Service Level Agreement]; Negotiating QoS [Quality of Service]
  • H04L 12/715 - Hierarchical routing, e.g. clustered networks or inter-domain routing

20.

Broadcast Relaying via Cooperative Multi-Channel Transmission

      
Application Number 16184572
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-08
First Publication Date 2019-06-27
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael John
  • Libin, Louis Herbert

Abstract

Systems and methods for relaying in broadcast single-frequency networks are disclosed herein. A single-frequency network can be formed in part using transmitters that receive data via a cooperative relay channel instead of a station-to-transmitter link. In some embodiments, a second channel may use a portion of its transmission time to relay the information to the single-frequency network transmitter using time-division multiplexing. In other embodiments, a second channel may encode the relayed information on a second layer using layer-division multiplexing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/33 - Arrangements for simultaneous broadcast of plural pieces of information by plural channels
  • H04L 1/00 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received

21.

RFHAWKEYE

      
Serial Number 88444952
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-24
Owner
  • DIELECTRIC, LLC ()
  • DAC System SA (Switzerland)
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

antenna monitoring and control system comprised of electronic devices for monitoring antenna systems and radio frequency (RF) transmission lines, measuring the degradation of antenna systems and RF transmission lines, and detecting interference with and disruption to antenna systems and RF transmission lines; radio-frequency monitoring and control system comprised of electronic devices for monitoring antenna systems and RF transmission lines, measuring the degradation of antenna systems and RF transmission lines, and detecting interference with and disruption to antenna systems and RF transmission lines

22.

BROADCAST RELAYING VIA COOPERATIVE MULTI-CHANNEL TRANSMISSION

      
Application Number US2018059870
Publication Number 2019/099279
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-08
Publication Date 2019-05-23
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael John
  • Libin, Louis Herbert

Abstract

Systems and methods for relaying in broadcast single-frequency networks are disclosed herein. A single-frequency network can be formed in part using transmitters that receive data via a cooperative relay channel instead of a station-to-transmitter link. In some embodiments, a second channel may use a portion of its transmission time to relay the information to the singlefrequency network transmitter using time-division multiplexing. In other embodiments, a second channel may encode the relayed information on a second layer using layer-division multiplexing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/02 - Arrangements for relaying broadcast information
  • H04N 21/00 - Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
  • H04B 7/0413 - MIMO systems
  • H04B 1/7107 - Subtractive interference cancellation
  • H04B 7/155 - Ground-based stations
  • H04N 7/08 - Systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal, e.g. additional information signals, the signals occupying wholly or partially the same frequency band
  • H04N 21/2365 - Multiplexing of several video streams
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements

23.

RIGHTS MANAGEMENT AND SYNDICATION OF CONTENT

      
Application Number 16213341
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-12-07
First Publication Date 2019-04-11
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for distributing syndicated content or content with one or more distribution restrictions. In one aspect, a method may include assigning a unique ID to a plurality of content items, where the unique ID of at least one of the content items is associated with one or more property distribution restrictions. The method may further include streaming in a video stream the content items to at least two properties and monitoring the unique IDs of the plurality of content items streamed in the video stream to detect least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions. The distribution of the least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions may be blocked from the one or more properties concurrently with streaming the video stream, based on the one or more property distribution restrictions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring
  • G06F 17/21 - Text processing
  • G06F 17/24 - Editing, e.g. insert/delete
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G06F 16/48 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals

24.

Content Segmentation and Time Reconciliation

      
Application Number 16119825
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-08-31
First Publication Date 2019-02-28
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Mathew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, devices and methods are described herein for segmentation of content, and more specifically for segmentation of content in a content management system. In one aspect, a method may include receiving content associated with speech, text, or closed captioning data. The speech, the text, or the closed captioning data may be analyzed to derive at least one of a topic, subject, or event for at least a portion of the content. The content may be divided into two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the topic, the subject, or the event may be associated with at least one of the two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the two or more content segments may then be published such that each of the two or more content segments is individually accessible.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • G06F 17/24 - Editing, e.g. insert/delete
  • G06F 17/21 - Text processing
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring

25.

Content Presentation Analytics and Optimization

      
Application Number 16046210
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-07-26
First Publication Date 2018-11-15
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Matthew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Techniques are described herein for optimizing the presentation of content through obtaining viewership metrics, generating multiple renditions of presentations of content, and selecting optimized renditions of content. One aspect includes associating a request for viewership metrics with a presentation of content, publishing the presentation of content, and receiving information of the viewership metrics associated with the presentation. Another aspect includes copying a presentation of a content item, creating a second presentation of the content item for publishing over one or more channels, and linking the presentation of the content item to the second presentation of the content item, such that a change to one propagates to the other of the presentation of the content item or the second presentation of the content item. In yet another aspect, a content rendition may be selected for presentation based on performance of the rendition out of multiple renditions in an auction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • G06F 17/24 - Editing, e.g. insert/delete
  • G06F 17/21 - Text processing
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring

26.

Multi-portion radio transmissions

      
Application Number 16025390
Grant Number 10560299
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-02
First Publication Date 2018-10-25
Grant Date 2020-02-11
Owner
  • COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORATED (USA)
  • SINCLAIR TELEVISION GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Earnshaw, Mark

Abstract

Techniques are disclosed relating to generating and receiving radio frames with multiple portions that have different encoding schemes. An apparatus may include one or more processing elements configured to receive, via a wireless radio, wireless data that includes a plurality of portions that each include multiple orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. Different ones of the portions have different frequency transform sizes and different sampling rates. The wireless data may also include control data that indicates the frequency transform sizes and sampling rates for the ones of the portions. The apparatus may select, based on the control data and a determined velocity of the apparatus, one or more but not all of the plurality of portions and may decode the selected one or more portions to determine data represented by the OFDM symbols in the selected one or more portions. Different portions of the wireless data may be adapted for decoding by devices moving at different maximum velocities.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04W 72/00 - Local resource management, e.g. selection or allocation of wireless resources or wireless traffic scheduling
  • H04W 72/04 - Wireless resource allocation

27.

THE TEN

      
Serial Number 88023348
Status Registered
Filing Date 2018-07-02
Registration Date 2019-06-18
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment in the nature of an on-going television program featuring tennis topics broadcast over television, satellite, audio and video media and on-line

28.

STIRR

      
Serial Number 87980684
Status Registered
Filing Date 2018-04-23
Registration Date 2019-06-18
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 38 - Telecommunications
  • 41 - Education; entertainment
  • 42 - Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Goods & Services

Downloadable software and mobile applications for streaming audiovisual and multimedia content and television programming via the internet and global communications networks; downloadable software and mobile applications for streaming audiovisual and multimedia content and television programming to mobile digital electronic devices, mobile phones, smartphones, portable media players, and handheld computers Broadcasting, and audio, video and data transmission and delivery services rendered through the media of television, cable, satellite, radio, telephone and broadband systems, and via the internet; broadcasting services, namely, the electronic and interactive transmission of streaming digital audio, voice, data, images, signals, video, graphics, multimedia and text through the media of television, cable, satellite and via the internet; video on demand transmission services Entertainment and educational services, namely, providing non-downloadable multimedia content in the fields of entertainment, education, sports, and current events via a video-on-demand service; Entertainment and educational services, namely, providing non-downloadable television programming, motion pictures and films via a video-on-demand service; Providing a website featuring non-downloadable multimedia content in the fields of entertainment, education, sports, and current events; Providing a website featuring non-downloadable television programming, motion pictures and films Computer services, namely, providing an interactive website featuring technology that allows users to access a database of television series, movies, personalities, previews, trailers, news and other related information; providing website featuring a search engine for shows and episodes of entertainment series and television programming; creating indexes of online information for others via a global computer network and via mobile communications devices

29.

STIRR

      
Serial Number 87889213
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-04-23
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 42 - Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Goods & Services

Providing a website featuring technology that enables users to access web-based subscription services featuring non-downloadable software for accessing, downloading, selecting, and viewing motion pictures, films and television programming

30.

CHECK YOUR HEALTH

      
Serial Number 87864167
Status Registered
Filing Date 2018-04-05
Registration Date 2019-06-04
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 35 - Advertising; business

Goods & Services

promoting public awareness of the need for health care and physical fitness

31.

Terrestrial broadcast market exchange network platform and broadcast augmentation channels for hybrid broadcasting in the internet age

      
Application Number 15809852
Grant Number 10560756
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-10
First Publication Date 2018-04-05
Grant Date 2020-02-11
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Aitken, Mark A.
  • Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

A new television broadcast model called a Broadcast Market Exchange (BMX) eliminates the inefficiency in spectrum usage, providing maximum flexibility in delivering content through either VHF (for fixed location receiving devices) or UHF (optimized for mobile receiving devices) transmission/propagation. In conjunction with the BMX, a wireless communications system architecture is provided to enable a broadcast augmentation channel. The augmentation channel provides supplementation of the Quality of Service (QoS) of a one way User Datagram Protocol (UDP) delivery environment. The augmentation channel may be comprised of one or more physical delivery mechanisms (wired or wireless), but can be effectively unified for increasing QoS and or scalable levels of service (additional essence) to improve the user experience.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/025 - Systems for transmission of digital non-picture data, e.g. of text during the active part of a television frame
  • H04N 21/643 - Communication protocols
  • H04N 21/2381 - Adapting the multiplex stream to a specific network, e.g. an IP [Internet Protocol] network
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management

32.

BAND SEGMENTED BOOTSTRAPS AND PARTITIONED FRAMES

      
Document Number 03035113
Status Pending
Filing Date 2017-08-23
Open to Public Date 2018-03-01
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

Apparatuses and methods are provided for generating, transmitting, receiving, and decoding one or more band segmented bootstrap signals and one or more corresponding partitioned post bootstrap signals. For example, a transmitter is configured to generate a first set of symbols and a second set of symbols, where the first set of symbols includes information about the second set of symbols. The transmitter is further configured to generate a third set of symbols and a fourth set of symbols, where the third set of symbols includes information about the fourth set of symbols. The transmitter is also configured to generate a data frame including the first, second, third, and fourth set of symbols. A bandwidth of the data frame includes a first segment and a second segment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04L 5/22 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path using time-division multiplexing
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes

33.

BAND SEGMENTED BOOTSTRAPS AND PARTITIONED FRAMES

      
Application Number US2017048198
Publication Number 2018/039334
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-23
Publication Date 2018-03-01
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

Apparatuses and methods are provided for generating, transmitting, receiving, and decoding one or more band segmented bootstrap signals and one or more corresponding partitioned post bootstrap signals. For example, a transmitter is configured to generate a first set of symbols and a second set of symbols, where the first set of symbols includes information about the second set of symbols. The transmitter is further configured to generate a third set of symbols and a fourth set of symbols, where the third set of symbols includes information about the fourth set of symbols. The transmitter is also configured to generate a data frame including the first, second, third, and fourth set of symbols. A bandwidth of the data frame includes a first segment and a second segment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04L 5/22 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path using time-division multiplexing
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes

34.

Band segmented bootstraps and partitioned frames

      
Application Number 15679739
Grant Number 10432384
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-17
First Publication Date 2018-03-01
Grant Date 2019-10-01
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

Apparatuses and methods are provided for generating, transmitting, receiving, and decoding one or more band segmented bootstrap signals and one or more corresponding partitioned post bootstrap signals. For example, a transmitter is configured to generate a first set of symbols and a second set of symbols, where the first set of symbols includes information about the second set of symbols. The transmitter is further configured to generate a third set of symbols and a fourth set of symbols, where the third set of symbols includes information about the fourth set of symbols. The transmitter is also configured to generate a data frame including the first, second, third, and fourth set of symbols. A bandwidth of the data frame includes a first segment and a second segment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H03K 19/01 - Modifications for accelerating switching
  • H04L 5/22 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path using time-division multiplexing
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04W 76/15 - Setup of multiple wireless link connections
  • G06F 17/14 - Fourier, Walsh or analogous domain transformations

35.

CONTENT ATOMIZATION

      
Application Number 15597904
Status Pending
Filing Date 2017-05-17
First Publication Date 2017-11-23
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin A.
  • Cotlove, Kevin J.
  • Bouchard, Michael E.
  • Norton, Paul D.
  • Thornton, David
  • Kersten, Jonathan D.
  • Justman, Jason D.

Abstract

Organizing and publishing content in a content management system wherein content, including text, images and video, is received and segmented into content atoms. One or more tags are associated with the content atoms to allow device specific presentation of the content atoms.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor

36.

THE CHANGEOVER

      
Serial Number 87659784
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-10-25
Registration Date 2019-03-19
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

ONGOING TELEVISION SHOW FEATURING TENNIS TOPICS

37.

Next generation terrestrial broadcasting platform aligned internet and towards emerging 5G network architectures

      
Application Number 15480981
Grant Number 10652624
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-04-06
First Publication Date 2017-10-12
Grant Date 2020-05-12
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

A Next Generation Broadcast Platform (NGBP) is disclosed that utilizes 5G software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies. The NGBP is designed to enable a new paradigm for broadcasters, wherein the model of fixed wireless spectrum access granted only to the licensees of the spectrum is replaced by a flexible model in which licensed spectrum is pooled together and allocated dynamically to broadcast licensees as well as outside tenants. The NGBP is implemented using SDN/NFV technology, and includes a broadcast market exchange (BMX) entity that allocates the spectrum between tenants based on service level agreements (SLAs) with those users. The NGBP also includes an internet protocol (IP) core and a broadcast centralized radio access network (BC-RAN) which apply the major network functions to broadcaster content in accordance with the determinations of the BMX. The SDN/NFV implementation offers several distinct advantages over NGBP implemented with dedicated network hardware.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • H04N 21/643 - Communication protocols
  • H04H 60/07 - Arrangements for generating broadcast information; Arrangements for generating broadcast-related information with a direct linkage to broadcast information or to broadcast space-time; Arrangements for simultaneous generation of broadcast information and broadcast-related information characterised by processes or methods for the generation
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/2383 - Channel coding of digital bit-stream, e.g. modulation
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04L 12/54 - Store-and-forward switching systems
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 12/801 - Flow control or congestion control
  • H04N 21/2381 - Adapting the multiplex stream to a specific network, e.g. an IP [Internet Protocol] network
  • H04W 28/10 - Flow control

38.

NEXT GENERATION TERRESTRIAL BROADCASTING PLATFORM ALIGNED INTERNET AND TOWARDS EMERGING 5G NETWORK ARCHITECTURES

      
Application Number US2017026368
Publication Number 2017/177010
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-04-06
Publication Date 2017-10-12
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

A Next Generation Broadcast Platform (NGBP) is disclosed that utilizes 5G software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies. The NGBP is designed to enable a new paradigm for broadcasters, wherein the model of fixed wireless spectrum access granted only to the licensees of the spectrum is replaced by a flexible model in which licensed spectrum is pooled together and allocated dynamically to broadcast licensees as well as outside tenants. The NGBP, implemented using SDN/NFV technology, includes a broadcast market exchange (BMX) entity that allocates the spectrum between tenants based on service level agreements (SLAs) with those users. The NGBP includes an internet protocol (IP) core and a broadcast centralized radio access network (BC-RAN) which apply the major network functions to broadcaster content in accordance with the determinations of the BMX. The SDN/NFV implementation offers several distinct advantages over NGBP implemented with dedicated network hardware.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 60/07 - Arrangements for generating broadcast information; Arrangements for generating broadcast-related information with a direct linkage to broadcast information or to broadcast space-time; Arrangements for simultaneous generation of broadcast information and broadcast-related information characterised by processes or methods for the generation
  • H04N 21/238 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network, e.g. adapting the transmission rate of a video stream to network bandwidth; Processing of multiplex streams

39.

HUMMINGBIRD

      
Serial Number 87521285
Status Pending
Filing Date 2017-07-10
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 38 - Telecommunications
  • 42 - Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Goods & Services

Downloadable computer software in the nature of a mobile application for mobile phones, smartphones, portable media players, and handheld computers that allows streaming of television programming, and which allows users to receive and share information Broadcasting services rendered through the media of television, cable, satellite, radio, telephone and broadband systems, and via the internet; broadcasting services, namely, the electronic and interactive transmission of streaming digital audio, voice, data, images, signals, video, graphics, and text through the media of television, cable and satellite; video on demand transmission services Providing a website featuring technology that enables users to access web-based subscription services featuring non-downloadable software for accessing, downloading, selecting, and viewing motion pictures, films and television programming; Computer services, namely, providing an interactive website featuring technology that allows users to access a database of television series, movies, personalities, previews, trailers, news and other related information; providing website featuring a search engine for shows and episodes of entertainment series and television programming; creating indexes of online information for others via a global computer network and via mobile communications devices

40.

T

      
Serial Number 87478467
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-06-07
Registration Date 2018-10-16
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 25 - Clothing; footwear; headgear

Goods & Services

Shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, tops, [ and bottoms, ] hats, caps [ and visors ]

41.

ADVANTAGE OMAR

      
Serial Number 87477574
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-06-06
Registration Date 2018-02-27
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Ongoing television show featuring tennis topics

42.

KIDS CLICK

      
Serial Number 87445933
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-05-11
Registration Date 2018-02-06
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment and educational services in the nature of ongoing television programs in the field of children's entertainment delivered by television, the internet, websites and wireless communication networks

43.

TOUGH CALL

      
Serial Number 87433863
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-05-02
Registration Date 2017-10-17
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Ongoing television show featuring tennis topics

44.

THE LOOK AHEAD

      
Serial Number 87431800
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-05-01
Registration Date 2018-02-13
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Ongoing television show featuring tennis topics

45.

KIDSCLICK

      
Serial Number 87397871
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-04-04
Registration Date 2018-02-06
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment and educational services in the nature of ongoing television programs in the field of children's entertainment delivered by television, the internet, websites and wireless communication networks

46.

OFF COURT WITH

      
Serial Number 87388414
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-03-28
Registration Date 2018-02-13
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Ongoing television show featuring tennis topics

47.

TBD

      
Serial Number 87352884
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-02-28
Registration Date 2018-01-23
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 38 - Telecommunications
  • 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Broadcasting of broadcast television and electronic transmission of audio-visual content, on a wide variety of topics and subjects via the media of television, cable and digital cable and via the Internet, multicast, websites, computer networks and, digital networks Entertainment services, namely, providing audio-visual entertainment content on a wide variety of topics and subjects, through the media of television, cable, digital cable, the Internet, multicast, websites, computer networks and digital networks featuring comedy shows, drama shows, action shows, variety shows, adventure shows, sports, talk shows, musicals, current event programs, news, documentaries, movies, television shows, animated shows and multimedia entertainment programs; providing an internet website portal featuring audio-visual entertainment content on a wide variety of topics and subjects; Production of audio-visual content on a wide variety of topics and subjects, including comedy, drama, action, variety, adventure, sports, talk shows, musicals, current events, news, documentary, movies, television shows, animation and multimedia entertainment

48.

TBD

      
Serial Number 87352932
Status Registered
Filing Date 2017-02-28
Registration Date 2019-04-02
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 38 - Telecommunications
  • 41 - Education; entertainment
  • 42 - Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Goods & Services

Providing multiple user access to the Internet; broadcasting and simulcasting of broadcast television and electronic transmission of audio content, video content, audio-visual content, multimedia content, virtual reality content, photographs, and graphics, on a wide variety of topics and subjects via the media of television, cable, digital cable, satellite, and broadband systems, and via the Internet, multicast, websites, electronic communications networks, computer networks, digital networks, wireless communications networks, video on demand, email, social media, digital applications, video game consoles and portable and wireless communication devices Entertainment services, namely, providing audio-visual, audio, video, audio-visual, multimedia, virtual reality, photographic and graphic entertainment content on a wide variety of topics and subjects, through the media of television, cable, satellite distribution, broadband systems, digital cable, the Internet, multicast, websites, electronic communications networks, computer networks, digital networks, wireless communications networks, video on demand, email, social media, digital applications, video game consoles, and portable and wireless communication devices, featuring comedy shows, drama shows, action shows, variety shows, adventure shows, sports, talk shows, musicals, current event programs, news, documentaries, movies, television shows, animated shows and multimedia entertainment programs; Digital video, audio, and multimedia publishing services; providing an internet website portal featuring audio-visual, audio, video, audio-visual, multimedia, virtual reality, photographic, and graphic entertainment content on a wide variety of topics and subjects; Production of audio-visual containing audio, video, audio-visual, multimedia, virtual reality, photographic, and graphic content on a wide variety of topics and subjects; theatrical plays and musicals Providing temporary use of non-downloadable software to enable uploading, capturing, posting, editing, playing, streaming, viewing, displaying, tagging, sharing, manipulating, distributing, publishing, reproducing, and otherwise providing content on a wide variety of topics and subjects, containing audio content, video content, audio-visual content, multimedia content, virtual reality content, photographs and graphics; Hosting of websites featuring multimedia content for others

49.

Multi-portion radio transmissions

      
Application Number 15247198
Grant Number 10033566
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-25
First Publication Date 2016-12-22
Grant Date 2018-07-24
Owner
  • Coherent Logix, Incorporated (USA)
  • Sinclair Television Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Earnshaw, Mark

Abstract

Techniques are disclosed relating to generating and receiving radio frames with multiple portions that have different encoding schemes. An apparatus may include one or more processing elements configured to receive, via a wireless radio, wireless data that includes a plurality of portions that each include multiple orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. Different ones of the portions have different frequency transform sizes and different sampling rates. The wireless data may also include control data that indicates the frequency transform sizes and sampling rates for the ones of the portions. The apparatus may select, based on the control data and a determined velocity of the apparatus, one or more but not all of the plurality of portions and may decode the selected one or more portions to determine data represented by the OFDM symbols in the selected one or more portions. Different portions of the wireless data may be adapted for decoding by devices moving at different maximum velocities.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04W 72/00 - Local resource management, e.g. selection or allocation of wireless resources or wireless traffic scheduling
  • H04W 72/04 - Wireless resource allocation

50.

CHARGE

      
Serial Number 87269908
Status Registered
Filing Date 2016-12-15
Registration Date 2017-11-28
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment services, namely, the provision of continuing programs, movies and shows featuring a wide variety of topics and subjects delivered by television, the internet and wireless communication networks; television production services

51.

RIGHTS MANAGEMENT AND SYNDICATION OF CONTENT

      
Document Number 02988101
Status Pending
Filing Date 2016-06-01
Open to Public Date 2016-12-08
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for distributing syndicated content or content with one or more distribution restrictions. In one aspect, a method may include assigning a unique ID to a plurality of content items, where the unique ID of at least one of the content items is associated with one or more property distribution restrictions. The method may further include streaming in a video stream the content items to at least two properties and monitoring the unique IDs of the plurality of content items streamed in the video stream to detect least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions. The distribution of the least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions may be blocked from the one or more properties concurrently with streaming the video stream, based on the one or more property distribution restrictions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/025 - Systems for transmission of digital non-picture data, e.g. of text during the active part of a television frame
  • H04N 21/23 - Processing of content or additional data; Elementary server operations; Server middleware
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 

52.

CONTENT PRESENTATION ANALYTICS AND OPTIMIZATION

      
Document Number 02988104
Status Pending
Filing Date 2016-06-01
Open to Public Date 2016-12-08
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Gitchell, Matthew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James

Abstract

Techniques are described herein for optimizing the presentation of content through obtaining viewership metrics, generating multiple renditions of presentations of content, and selecting optimized renditions of content. One aspect includes associating a request for viewership metrics with a presentation of content, publishing the presentation of content, and receiving information of the viewership metrics associated with the presentation. Another aspect includes copying a presentation of a content item, creating a second presentation of the content item for publishing over one or more channels, and linking the presentation of the content item to the second presentation of the content item, such that a change to one propagates to the other of the presentation of the content item or the second presentation of the content item. In yet another aspect, a content rendition may be selected for presentation based on performance of the rendition out of multiple renditions in an auction.

53.

CONTENT SEGMENTATION AND TIME RECONCILIATION

      
Document Number 02988105
Status Pending
Filing Date 2016-06-01
Open to Public Date 2016-12-08
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Gitchell, Matthew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James

Abstract

Systems, devices and methods are described herein for segmentation of content, and more specifically for segmentation of content in a content management system. In one aspect, a method may include receiving content associated with speech, text, or closed captioning data. The speech, the text, or the closed captioning data may be analyzed to derive at least one of a topic, subject, or event for at least a portion of the content. The content may be divided into two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the topic, the subject, or the event may be associated with at least one of the two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the two or more content segments may then be published such that each of the two or more content segments is individually accessible.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G11B 27/10 - Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel
  • H04N 5/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details of television systems
  • H04N 5/14 - Picture signal circuitry for video frequency region
  • H04N 5/76 - Television signal recording

54.

BREAK STATE DETECTION IN CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

      
Document Number 02988108
Status Pending
Filing Date 2016-06-01
Open to Public Date 2016-12-08
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Techniques are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a primary content stream. In one aspect, the described techniques may include receiving information indicative of a break in streaming of the primary content. A duration of the stream of the primary content may be obtained, and secondary content may be played. Upon detecting that the duration of the stream of the primary content has increased to a second duration, the primary content may be streamed. In another aspect, the described techniques may include streaming a segment of primary content, for example, by a device. The device may receive information indicative of a break in the streaming of the primary content and may play secondary content based on receiving the information. The device may begin streaming the next segment of the primary content upon detecting that the second segment of the primary content is available.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/16 - Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs

55.

TBD

      
Serial Number 87256691
Status Registered
Filing Date 2016-12-05
Registration Date 2019-04-02
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 38 - Telecommunications
  • 41 - Education; entertainment
  • 42 - Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Goods & Services

Providing multiple user access to the Internet; broadcasting and simulcasting of broadcast television and electronic transmission of audio content, video content, audio-visual content, multimedia content, virtual reality content, photographs, and graphics, on a wide variety of topics and subjects via the media of television, cable, digital cable, satellite, and broadband systems, and via the Internet, multicast, websites, electronic communications networks, computer networks, digital networks, wireless communications networks, video on demand, email, social media, digital applications, video game consoles and portable and wireless communication devices Entertainment services, namely, providing audio-visual, audio, video, audio-visual, multimedia, virtual reality, photographic and graphic entertainment content on a wide variety of topics and subjects, through the media of television, cable, satellite distribution, broadband systems, digital cable, the Internet, multicast, websites, electronic communications networks, computer networks, digital networks, wireless communications networks, video on demand, email, social media, digital applications, video game consoles, and portable and wireless communication devices, featuring comedy shows, drama shows, action shows, variety shows, adventure shows, sports, talk shows, musicals, current event programs, news, documentaries, movies, television shows, animated shows and multimedia entertainment programs; Digital video, audio, and multimedia publishing services; providing an internet website portal featuring audio-visual, audio, video, audio-visual, multimedia, virtual reality, photographic, and graphic entertainment content on a wide variety of topics and subjects; Production of audio-visual containing audio, video, audio-visual, multimedia, virtual reality, photographic, and graphic content on a wide variety of topics and subjects; theatrical plays and musicals Providing temporary use of non-downloadable software to enable uploading, capturing, posting, editing, playing, streaming, viewing, displaying, tagging, sharing, manipulating, distributing, publishing, reproducing, and otherwise providing content on a wide variety of topics and subjects, containing audio content, video content, audio-visual content, multimedia content, virtual reality content, photographs and graphics; Hosting of websites featuring multimedia content for others

56.

BREAK STATE DETECTION IN CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 15170886
Status Pending
Filing Date 2016-06-01
First Publication Date 2016-12-01
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect the described techniques may include receiving information indicative of a break in streaming of the primary content, such as metadata data that is inserted into the stream of primary content, for example, on a client device. A duration of the stream of the primary content may be obtained. Secondary content may be played, for example during a break in the streaming of the primary content. Upon detecting that the duration of the stream of the primary content has increased to a second duration, for example, in response to the client device receiving additional primary content, the primary content may be streamed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof

57.

Break state detection for reduced capability devices

      
Application Number 15170906
Grant Number 10224028
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-01
First Publication Date 2016-12-01
Grant Date 2019-03-05
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect, the described techniques may include streaming a segment of primary content, for example, by a reduce capability client device, such as a mobile device or tablet. The device may receive information indicative of a break in the streaming of the primary content. The device may play secondary content based on receiving the information indicative of the break. The device may determine when a next segment of the primary content is available, and begin streaming the next segment of the primary content upon detecting that the second segment of the primary content is available.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals
  • G06F 16/31 - Indexing; Data structures therefor; Storage structures
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • G06F 17/21 - Text processing
  • G06F 17/24 - Editing, e.g. insert/delete

58.

User interface for content and media management and distribution systems

      
Application Number 15171725
Grant Number 10796691
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-02
First Publication Date 2016-12-01
Grant Date 2020-10-06
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for providing a graphical user interface for configuring presentations of content and controlling distribution of content, for example, through in conjunction with a management system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • G06F 40/186 - Templates
  • G06F 40/106 - Display of layout of documents; Previewing
  • G06F 16/48 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
  • G06F 16/31 - Indexing; Data structures therefor; Storage structures
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring

59.

Multi-partition radio frames

      
Application Number 15231339
Grant Number 10389569
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-08
First Publication Date 2016-12-01
Grant Date 2019-08-20
Owner
  • COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORATED (USA)
  • SINCLAIR TELEVISION GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Earnshaw, Mark

Abstract

Techniques relating to generating and receiving radio frames with multiple partitions are disclosed. A mobile device may include a wireless radio, one or more antennas, and one or more processors. In some embodiments, the mobile device is configured to receive a frame of wireless data that includes a plurality of partitions and partition data. In some embodiments, at least one of the partitions encodes local content and at least one of the partitions encodes regional content. In some embodiments, partition data indicates which partitions encode which type of content. In some embodiments, the mobile device is configured to select, based on the partition data, one or more of the plurality of partitions and decode the selected one or more partitions to determine data represented by the OFDM symbols in the selected one or more partitions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04W 72/00 - Local resource management, e.g. selection or allocation of wireless resources or wireless traffic scheduling
  • H04W 72/04 - Wireless resource allocation

60.

Rights management and syndication of content

      
Application Number 15170862
Grant Number 10224027
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-01
First Publication Date 2016-12-01
Grant Date 2019-03-05
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for distributing syndicated content or content with one or more distribution restrictions. In one aspect, a method may include assigning a unique ID to a plurality of content items, where the unique ID of at least one of the content items is associated with one or more property distribution restrictions. The method may further include streaming in a video stream the content items to at least two properties and monitoring the unique IDs of the plurality of content items streamed in the video stream to detect least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions. The distribution of the least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions may be blocked from the one or more properties concurrently with streaming the video stream, based on the one or more property distribution restrictions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 60/32 - Arrangements for monitoring conditions of receiving stations, e.g. malfunction or breakdown of receiving stations
  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • G06F 17/21 - Text processing
  • G06F 17/24 - Editing, e.g. insert/delete

61.

Content segmentation and time reconciliation

      
Application Number 15170899
Grant Number 10068568
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-01
First Publication Date 2016-12-01
Grant Date 2018-09-04
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Systems, devices and methods are described herein for segmentation of content, and more specifically for segmentation of content in a content management system. In one aspect, a method may include receiving content associated with speech, text, or closed captioning data. The speech, the text, or the closed captioning data may be analyzed to derive at least one of a topic, subject, or event for at least a portion of the content. The content may be divided into two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the topic, the subject, or the event may be associated with at least one of the two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the two or more content segments may then be published such that each of the two or more content segments is individually accessible.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/00 - Speech recognition
  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • G06F 17/21 - Text processing
  • G06F 17/24 - Editing, e.g. insert/delete

62.

Content presentation analytics and optimization

      
Application Number 15170922
Grant Number 10431208
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-01
First Publication Date 2016-12-01
Grant Date 2019-10-01
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Benjamin Aaron
  • Justman, Jason D.
  • Bouchard, Lora Clark
  • Bouchard, Michael Ellery
  • Cotlove, Kevin James
  • Gitchell, Mathew Keith
  • Haisch, Stacia Lynn
  • Kersten, Jonathan David
  • Marchio, Matthew Karl
  • Pulliam, Peter Arthur
  • Smith, George Allen
  • Tibbetts, Todd Christopher

Abstract

Techniques are described herein for optimizing the presentation of content through obtaining viewership metrics, generating multiple renditions of presentations of content, and selecting optimized renditions of content. One aspect includes associating a request for viewership metrics with a presentation of content, publishing the presentation of content, and receiving information of the viewership metrics associated with the presentation. Another aspect includes copying a presentation of a content item, creating a second presentation of the content item for publishing over one or more channels, and linking the presentation of the content item to the second presentation of the content item, such that a change to one propagates to the other of the presentation of the content item or the second presentation of the content item. In yet another aspect, a content rendition may be selected for presentation based on performance of the rendition out of multiple renditions in an auction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/235 - Processing of additional data, e.g. scrambling of additional data or processing content descriptors
  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • G10L 15/04 - Segmentation; Word boundary detection
  • G10L 19/018 - Audio watermarking, i.e. embedding inaudible data in the audio signal
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals
  • G06F 16/31 - Indexing; Data structures therefor; Storage structures
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/4782 - Web browsing
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04N 21/854 - Content authoring
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • G06F 17/21 - Text processing
  • G06F 17/24 - Editing, e.g. insert/delete
  • G06F 16/48 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually

63.

MY TENNIS LIFE

      
Serial Number 87245596
Status Registered
Filing Date 2016-11-22
Registration Date 2018-04-03
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment services, namely, an ongoing series featuring tennis, tennis-related topics and tennis celebrities, provided through television and Internet

64.

TAKING ON THE CUPS

      
Serial Number 86944089
Status Registered
Filing Date 2016-03-17
Registration Date 2017-01-24
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Ongoing television show featuring tennis

65.

TENNISTORY

      
Serial Number 86924716
Status Registered
Filing Date 2016-03-01
Registration Date 2017-04-18
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Ongoing television and internet show featuring tennis content

66.

COMPULSE

      
Serial Number 86904778
Status Registered
Filing Date 2016-02-11
Registration Date 2017-04-25
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 35 - Advertising; business
  • 41 - Education; entertainment
  • 42 - Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Goods & Services

Digital marketing services; Advertising, marketing and promotion services; Public relations; advertising and marketing services provided by means of indirect methods of marketing communications, namely, blogging and other forms of passive, sharable or viral communications channels; Electronic data collection and data submission services for business purposes in the field of digital marketing and social media; Analysis of market research data and statistics providing a website featuring blogs and other forms of passive, sharable, or viral communications channels in the nature of non-downloadable articles, brochures, and magazines in the field of digital marketing and social media Designing, creating, maintaining and hosting online retail and electronic commerce websites for others; consulting services relating to the design, creation, maintenance, and hosting of online retail and electronic commerce websites

67.

MULTI-PARTITION RADIO FRAMES

      
Application Number US2015041425
Publication Number 2016/022287
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-07-21
Publication Date 2016-02-11
Owner
  • COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORATED (USA)
  • SINCLAIR TELEVISION GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Earnshaw, Mark

Abstract

Techniques relating to generating and receiving radio frames with multiple partitions are disclosed. A mobile device may include a wireless radio, one or more antennas, and one or more processors. In some embodiments, the mobile device is configured to receive a frame of wireless data that includes a plurality of partitions and partition data. In some embodiments, the plurality of partitions each include multiple orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, and different ones of the partitions have different frequency transform sizes (e.g., different FFT sizes). In some embodiments, the partition data indicates the frequency transform sizes for the ones of the partitions. In some embodiments, the mobile device is configured to select, based on the partition data, one or more of the plurality of partitions and decode the selected one or more partitions to determine data represented by the OFDM symbols in the selected one or more partitions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes

68.

MULTI-PARTITION RADIO FRAMES

      
Document Number 02955611
Status Pending
Filing Date 2015-07-21
Open to Public Date 2016-02-11
Owner
  • COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORATED (USA)
  • SINCLAIR TELEVISION GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Earnshaw, Mark

Abstract

Techniques relating to generating and receiving radio frames with multiple partitions are disclosed. A mobile device may include a wireless radio, one or more antennas, and one or more processors. In some embodiments, the mobile device is configured to receive a frame of wireless data that includes a plurality of partitions and partition data. In some embodiments, the plurality of partitions each include multiple orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, and different ones of the partitions have different frequency transform sizes (e.g., different FFT sizes). In some embodiments, the partition data indicates the frequency transform sizes for the ones of the partitions. In some embodiments, the mobile device is configured to select, based on the partition data, one or more of the plurality of partitions and decode the selected one or more partitions to determine data represented by the OFDM symbols in the selected one or more partitions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 80/02 - Data link layer protocols
  • H04W 4/06 - Selective distribution of broadcast services, e.g. multimedia broadcast multicast service [MBMS]; Services to user groups; One-way selective calling services
  • H04N 19/70 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals characterised by syntax aspects related to video coding, e.g. related to compression standards

69.

Multi-partition radio frames

      
Application Number 14805004
Grant Number 09438459
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-07-21
First Publication Date 2016-02-11
Grant Date 2016-09-06
Owner
  • Coherent Logix, Incorporated (USA)
  • Sinclair Television Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Earnshaw, Mark

Abstract

Techniques relating to generating and receiving radio frames with multiple partitions are disclosed. A mobile device may include a wireless radio, one or more antennas, and one or more processors. In some embodiments, the mobile device is configured to receive a frame of wireless data that includes a plurality of partitions and partition data. In some embodiments, the plurality of partitions each include multiple orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, and different ones of the partitions have different frequency transform sizes (e.g., different FFT sizes). In some embodiments, the partition data indicates the frequency transform sizes for the ones of the partitions. In some embodiments, the mobile device is configured to select, based on the partition data, one or more of the plurality of partitions and decode the selected one or more partitions to determine data represented by the OFDM symbols in the selected one or more partitions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path

70.

OXMYX

      
Serial Number 86835086
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-12-01
Registration Date 2017-09-12
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 35 - Advertising; business

Goods & Services

Advertising services

71.

HOLDING SERVE

      
Serial Number 86816933
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-11-11
Registration Date 2017-12-05
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Ongoing television show featuring tennis and tennis related topics

72.

DRIVE AUTO

      
Serial Number 86745002
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-09-02
Registration Date 2017-08-15
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 35 - Advertising; business

Goods & Services

Advertising and marketing

73.

COMET

      
Serial Number 86701004
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-07-22
Registration Date 2016-12-06
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment services, namely, the provision of continuing programs, movies and shows featuring non-sports related action, drama, comedy, animation and science fiction delivered by television, the internet and wireless communication networks

74.

FULL MEASURE

      
Serial Number 86692375
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-07-14
Registration Date 2016-08-09
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment services, namely, the provision of continuing programs, webcasts and segments featuring news and commentary on topics of general interest and information about politics and current events delivered by television, the internet and wireless communication networks

75.

Heads-up display for improving on-line efficiency with a browser

      
Application Number 14070315
Grant Number 09305285
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-11-01
First Publication Date 2015-05-07
Grant Date 2016-04-05
Owner Datasphere Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hewett, Delane Robert
  • Anclades, Regis
  • Sweet, Nathan Johnathan
  • Cowan, Gary Duncan

Abstract

Embodiments are directed to a heads-up display for improving efficiency for displaying information using a web browser. Content-of-interest may be determined in web documents based in part on content profiles corresponding to the web documents. The determined content-of-interest may be compared with other information stored separately from the web browser. Business Information associated with the determined content-of-interest may be determined based on the comparison of the other information and the content-of-interest. Plugin information for a plugin document may be generated based on the a portion of the business information and the at least a portion of content-of-interest. The generated plugin document may be displayed in the web browser. The web documents may be modified based on the business information that may correspond to the determined content-of-interest. And, the modified web documents may displayed in the web browser.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 17/00 - Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
  • G06Q 10/10 - Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware; Time management, e.g. calendars, reminders, meetings or time accounting
  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
  • G06F 17/22 - Manipulating or registering by use of codes, e.g. in sequence of text characters
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination

76.

BASELINE BEAT

      
Application Number 014004287
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-04-28
Registration Date 2015-08-27
Owner The Tennis Channel Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Providing on-line publications, in particular on-line newsletters in the field of tennis.

77.

BASELINE BEAT

      
Application Number 172552400
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-04-27
Registration Date 2018-09-27
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

(1) Providing on-line newsletters in the field of tennis.

78.

T TENNIS CHANNEL EVERYWHERE

      
Application Number 172240000
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-04-07
Registration Date 2017-02-17
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 38 - Telecommunications

Goods & Services

(1) Telecommunication services, namely, streaming of television shows and video recordings featuring sports via the internet and mobile communication networks.

79.

T TENNIS CHANNEL EVERYWHERE

      
Application Number 013914858
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-04-07
Registration Date 2015-08-14
Owner The Tennis Channel Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Software applications, particularly downloadable mobile software applications for mobile communication devices for use in distribution of digital video, video files, video games, and multimedia content; audio recordings, particularly streamable audio recordings featuring sports; video recordings, particularly streamable video recordings featuring sports. television shows, particularly streamable television shows featuring sports; production of audio and video recordings, particularly production of streamable audio and video recordings featuring sports.

80.

T TENNIS CHANNEL PLUS

      
Application Number 013915004
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-04-07
Registration Date 2015-08-14
Owner The Tennis Channel Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Software applications, particularly downloadable mobile software applications for mobile communication devices for use in distribution of digital video, video files, video games, and multimedia content; audio recordings, particularly streamable audio recordings featuring sports; video recordings, particularly streamable video recordings featuring sports. television shows, particularly streamable television shows featuring sports; production of audio and video recordings, particularly production of streamable audio and video recordings featuring sports.

81.

T TENNIS CHANNEL PLUS

      
Application Number 172239700
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-04-07
Registration Date 2018-07-19
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 38 - Telecommunications

Goods & Services

(1) Downloadable mobile software applications for mobile communication devices for use in distribution of digital video, video files, video games; streamable audio and video recordings featuring sports; streamable television shows and video recordings featuring sports (1) Telecommunication services, namely, streaming of television shows and video recordings featuring sports via the internet and mobile communication networks

82.

NEXT GENERATION BROADCAST SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number US2014057894
Publication Number 2015/048569
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-09-26
Publication Date 2015-04-02
Owner
  • COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORATED (USA)
  • SINCLAIR TELEVISION GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

In a next generation broadcast architecture, a broadcast gateway may send segments of a data file to a broadcast transmission system and to a server. The broadcast transmission system wirelessly transmits the segments to a user equipment (UE) device. When the UE device fails to decode a segment, it sends a request for re-transmission of the segment to the server via an IP network. The server re-transmits the requested segment to the UE device via the IP network. Furthermore, the gateway may receive one or more IP data flows (e.g., video streams) having variable bit rate. The gateway may apply dynamically-variable coding to the IP data flows so that the resulting coded IP data flows have an aggregate bit rate that matches a constant physical transport rate of the broadcast transmission system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 1/00 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received
  • H04L 1/16 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received by using return channel in which the return channel carries supervisory signals, e.g. repetition request signals
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing

83.

Next generation broadcast system and method

      
Application Number 14498845
Grant Number 10034147
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-09-26
First Publication Date 2015-03-26
Grant Date 2018-07-24
Owner
  • Coherent Logix, Incorporated (USA)
  • Sinclair Television Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shelby, Kevin A.
  • Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

In a next generation broadcast architecture, a broadcast gateway may send segments of a data file to a broadcast transmission system and to a server. The broadcast transmission system wirelessly transmits the segments to a user equipment (UE) device. When the UE device fails to decode a segment, it sends a request for re-transmission of the segment to the server via an IP network. The server re-transmits the requested segment to the UE device via the IP network. Furthermore, the gateway may receive one or more IP data flows (e.g., video streams) having variable bit rate. The gateway may apply dynamically-variable coding to the IP data flows so that the resulting coded IP data flows have an aggregate bit rate that matches a constant physical transport rate of the broadcast transmission system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/06 - Selective distribution of broadcast services, e.g. multimedia broadcast multicast service [MBMS]; Services to user groups; One-way selective calling services
  • H04H 20/72 - Wireless systems of terrestrial networks
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04L 1/16 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received by using return channel in which the return channel carries supervisory signals, e.g. repetition request signals
  • H04L 1/18 - Automatic repetition systems, e.g. van Duuren system
  • H04L 1/00 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received

84.

CONNECT TO CONGRESS

      
Serial Number 86566211
Status Registered
Filing Date 2015-03-17
Registration Date 2015-12-22
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment services, namely, the provision of continuing programs, webcasts and segments featuring news on topics of general interest and information about politics and current events delivered by television, the internet and wireless communication networks

85.

WSWB

      
Serial Number 86462827
Status Registered
Filing Date 2014-11-24
Registration Date 2015-07-21
Owner Sinclair Communications, LLC ()
NICE Classes  ? 38 - Telecommunications

Goods & Services

telecommunication services, namely, cable and satellite television, audio and Internet broadcasting services

86.

WOLF

      
Serial Number 86462846
Status Registered
Filing Date 2014-11-24
Registration Date 2015-07-21
Owner Sinclair Communications, LLC ()
NICE Classes  ? 38 - Telecommunications

Goods & Services

telecommunication services, namely, cable and satellite television, audio and Internet broadcasting

87.

WTLH

      
Serial Number 86462709
Status Registered
Filing Date 2014-11-24
Registration Date 2015-07-21
Owner Sinclair Communications, LLC ()
NICE Classes  ? 38 - Telecommunications

Goods & Services

telecommunication services, namely, cable and satellite television, audio and Internet broadcasting services

88.

BASELINE BEAT

      
Serial Number 86441079
Status Registered
Filing Date 2014-10-31
Registration Date 2015-08-04
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Providing on-line newsletters in the field of tennis

89.

T TENNIS CHANNEL PLUS

      
Serial Number 86418209
Status Registered
Filing Date 2014-10-08
Registration Date 2015-07-07
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 38 - Telecommunications

Goods & Services

Telecommunication services, namely, streaming of television shows and video recordings featuring sports via the internet and mobile communication networks

90.

T TENNIS CHANNEL EVERYWHERE

      
Serial Number 86418250
Status Registered
Filing Date 2014-10-08
Registration Date 2015-07-07
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 38 - Telecommunications

Goods & Services

Telecommunication services, namely, streaming of television shows and video recordings featuring sports via the internet and mobile communication networks

91.

Terrestrial broadcast market exchange network platform and broadcast augmentation channels for hybrid broadcasting in the internet age

      
Application Number 14092993
Grant Number 09843845
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-11-28
First Publication Date 2014-05-29
Grant Date 2017-12-12
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Aitken, Mark A.
  • Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

A new television broadcast model called a Broadcast Market Exchange (BMX) eliminates the inefficiency in spectrum usage, providing maximum flexibility in delivering content through either VHF (for fixed location receiving devices) or UHF (optimized for mobile receiving devices) transmission/propagation. In conjunction with the BMX, a wireless communications system architecture is provided to enable a broadcast augmentation channel. The augmentation channel provides supplementation of the Quality of Service (QoS) of a one way User Datagram Protocol (UDP) delivery environment. The augmentation channel may be comprised of one or more physical delivery mechanisms (wired or wireless), but can be effectively unified for increasing QoS and or scalable levels of service (additional essence) to improve the user experience.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/025 - Systems for transmission of digital non-picture data, e.g. of text during the active part of a television frame
  • H04N 21/643 - Communication protocols
  • H04N 21/2381 - Adapting the multiplex stream to a specific network, e.g. an IP [Internet Protocol] network
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management

92.

LOCAL SAVER

      
Serial Number 86049447
Status Registered
Filing Date 2013-08-27
Registration Date 2015-01-20
Owner DataSphere Technologies, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 35 - Advertising; business
  • 42 - Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Goods & Services

Downloadable software for use in downloading coupons Promoting the goods and services of others by distributing coupons, and promoting local businesses Providing a website featuring resources, namely, non-downloadable software for downloading coupons

93.

CENTER COURT

      
Serial Number 85864292
Status Registered
Filing Date 2013-03-01
Registration Date 2014-04-15
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment services, namely, providing via the Internet, mobile communication and data networks, and other communication networks, audio, video and multimedia content and programming in the field of tennis, namely, continuing programs, segments, videos, shows, movies, webisodes, photos and graphical images; providing information and entertainment in the form of audio, video and multimedia content and programming in the field of tennis, namely, continuing programs, segments, videos, shows, movies, webisodes, photos and graphical images, broadcast over the Internet, mobile communication and data networks, and other communication networks

94.

TOUR GUIDE

      
Serial Number 85850878
Status Registered
Filing Date 2013-02-15
Registration Date 2014-01-28
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

An ongoing television series featuring tennis accessible via television broadcast, internet, cable, satellite and remote devices

95.

CIRCA

      
Application Number 011316064
Status Registered
Filing Date 2012-11-02
Registration Date 2013-04-22
Owner Circa 1605, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 41 - Education; entertainment
  • 45 - Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

Goods & Services

Downloadable software to mobile digital electronic devices for creating and accessing social networking user-generated content and for human-directed news aggregation; application software for mobile digital electronic devices for creating and accessing social networking user-generated content and for human-directed news aggregation; computer software. News agencies, namely, gathering and dissemination of news; providing current event news via a global computer network; entertainment services, namely, providing a website featuring news and current events distributed via a global computer network;  entertainment services. Online social networking services.

96.

CIRCA NEWS

      
Serial Number 85622171
Status Registered
Filing Date 2012-05-10
Registration Date 2014-09-02
Owner Circa 1605, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 41 - Education; entertainment
  • 45 - Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

Goods & Services

Downloadable software for mobile digital electronic devices for creating and accessing social networking user-generated content and for human-directed news aggregation, namely, for creating customized news feed pages containing information drawn from multiple online sources; application software for mobile digital electronic devices for creating and accessing social networking user-generated content and for human-directed news aggregation, namely, for creating customized news feed pages containing information drawn from multiple online sources News agencies, namely, gathering and dissemination of news; providing current event news via a global computer network; entertainment services, namely, providing a website featuring current events news distributed via a global computer network Online social networking services

97.

CIRCA

      
Serial Number 85622181
Status Registered
Filing Date 2012-05-10
Registration Date 2014-09-02
Owner Circa 1605, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 41 - Education; entertainment
  • 45 - Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

Goods & Services

Downloadable software for mobile digital electronic devices for creating and accessing social networking user-generated content and for human-directed news aggregation, namely, for creating customized news feed pages containing information drawn from multiple online sources; application software for mobile digital electronic devices for creating and accessing social networking user-generated content and for human-directed news aggregation, namely, for creating customized news feed pages containing information drawn from multiple online sources News agencies, namely, gathering and dissemination of news; providing current event news via a global computer network; entertainment services, namely, providing a website featuring current events news distributed via a global computer network Online social networking services

98.

POWERLITE

      
Serial Number 85538167
Status Registered
Filing Date 2012-02-09
Registration Date 2014-05-06
Owner DIELECTRIC, LLC ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

antenna systems consisting of antenna filters and antennas

99.

1 MINUTE CLINIC

      
Serial Number 85237010
Status Registered
Filing Date 2011-02-08
Registration Date 2012-01-31
Owner The Tennis Channel, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 41 - Education; entertainment

Goods & Services

Entertainment services in the nature of on-going program featuring tennis distributed via television, satellite, cable and the internet

100.

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP

      
Serial Number 85103284
Status Registered
Filing Date 2010-08-09
Registration Date 2011-08-23
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 38 - Telecommunications

Goods & Services

Television broadcasting
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