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1.

USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS FOR CONTENT SELECTION IN 360 VIDEO NARRATIVE PRESENTATIONS

      
Application Number US2019054296
Publication Number 2020/072648
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-02
Publication Date 2020-04-09
Owner PODOP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dedual, Nicolas
  • Popple, Ulysses
  • Soderbergh, Steven
  • Solomon, Edward James

Abstract

e.ge.g., colors). The narrative prompts may be overlaid or combined with a presentation of the underlying narrative (primary content). The visually distinct characteristic can map to respective actions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/8541 - Content authoring involving branching, e.g. to different story endings
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof

2.

USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS FOR CONTENT SELECTION IN 360 VIDEO NARRATIVE PRESENTATIONS

      
Application Number 16590867
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-02
First Publication Date 2020-04-02
Owner PodOp, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dedual, Nicolas
  • Popple, Ulysses
  • Soderbergh, Steven
  • Solomon, Edward James

Abstract

An interactive narrative presentation includes a plurality of narrative segments, with a variety of available media content consumer selectable paths or directions, typically specified by a director or editor. The content consumer can select a path or path segment at each of a number of points, e.g., decision points, in the narrative presentation via user interface elements or narrative prompts, providing the consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. The narrative prompts or user interface elements can include visually distinct portions of the narrative segments, for example outlines of actors or characters associated with respective visually distinct characteristics (e.g., colors). The narrative prompts may be overlaid or combined with a presentation of the underlying narrative (primary content). The visually distinct characteristic can map to respective actions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0481 - 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
  • H04N 13/183 - On-screen display [OSD] information, e.g. subtitles or menus
  • G06T 15/20 - Perspective computation

3.

Systems and methods to replicate narrative character's social media presence for access by content consumers of the narrative presentation

      
Application Number 16412085
Grant Number 10869107
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-14
First Publication Date 2019-11-21
Grant Date 2020-12-15
Owner PODOP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Coughlin, Samantha Grace
  • Castillo, Jose Raul
  • Dedual, Nicolas
  • Chung, Derek H. B.
  • Huynh, Christina
  • Brinkley, Jared Michael

Abstract

A content distribution system provides access to supplemental content (e.g., social media shares attributable to characters) based on progress of a content consumer in a narrative presentation. The narrative presentation comprises a set of narrative segments that the content consumer may experience using a set of instructions stored on a content consumer device. The content distribution system may determine a current point in time of the content consumer in experiencing the narrative presentation and, as a result of the current point determined, provide access to supplemental content related to the narrative presentation. The supplemental content to which the content consumer is provided access may include a social media instance comprised of social media content. The composition of the social media instance may be based at least in part on the current point in time of the content consumer in experiencing the narrative presentation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/858 - Linking data to content, e.g. by linking an URL to a video object or by creating a hotspot
  • G06F 16/9536 - Search customisation based on social or collaborative filtering
  • G06F 16/44 - Browsing; Visualisation therefor
  • G06F 16/43 - Querying
  • G06Q 50/00 - Systems or methods specially adapted for specific business sectors, e.g. utilities or tourism
  • G06F 16/438 - Presentation of query results

4.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO REPLICATE NARRATIVE CHARACTER'S SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE FOR ACCESS BY CONTENT CONSUMERS OF THE NARRATIVE PRESENTATION

      
Application Number US2019032264
Publication Number 2019/222247
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-14
Publication Date 2019-11-21
Owner PODOP INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Coughlin, Samantha Grace
  • Castillo, Jose Raul
  • Dedual, Nicolas
  • Chung, Derek H.B.
  • Huynh, Christina
  • Brinkley, Jared Michael

Abstract

A content distribution system provides access to supplemental content (e.g., social media shares attributable to characters) based on progress of a content consumer in a narrative presentation. The narrative presentation comprises a set of narrative segments that the content consumer may experience using a set of instructions stored on a content consumer device. The content distribution system may determine a current point in time of the content consumer in experiencing the narrative presentation and, as a result of the current point determined, provide access to supplemental content related to the narrative presentation. The supplemental content to which the content consumer is provided access may include a social media instance comprised of social media content. The composition of the social media instance may be based at least in part on the current point in time of the content consumer in experiencing the narrative presentation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/222 - Secondary servers, e.g. proxy server or cable television Head-end
  • H04N 21/27 - Server based end-user applications
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting

5.

DATA MINING, INFLUENCING VIEWER SELECTIONS, AND USER INTERFACES

      
Application Number 16404214
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-06
First Publication Date 2019-10-24
Owner PodOp, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Sack, Adrian

Abstract

A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. A number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor. A content delivery editor provides editors and directors with the ability to augment a narrative with additional narrative segments that provide alternate perspectives, views, or insights to the consumer. Such allows conveyance of the same narrative to the consumer using a number of plots or perspectives. Branch points in the narrative provide the consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. The director or editor may influence selection at branch points by providing priming stimuli prior to presentation of a prompt to select a branch and by optionally providing target stimuli during presentation of the prompt to select a branch.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A63F 13/47 - Controlling the progress of the video game involving branching, e.g. choosing one of several possible scenarios at a given point in time
  • G06F 16/438 - Presentation of query results
  • G06F 16/00 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
  • A63F 13/28 - Output arrangements for video game devices responding to control signals received from the game device for affecting ambient conditions, e.g. for vibrating players' seats, activating scent dispensers or affecting temperature or light
  • G06Q 50/10 - Services
  • H04N 21/8541 - Content authoring involving branching, e.g. to different story endings
  • G11B 27/10 - Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel
  • G09B 5/06 - Electrically-operated educational appliances with both visual and audible presentation of the material to be studied
  • A63F 13/533 - Controlling the output signals based on the game progress involving additional visual information provided to the game scene, e.g. by overlay to simulate a head-up display [HUD] or displaying a laser sight in a shooting game for prompting the player, e.g. by displaying a game menu

6.

USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS FOR CONTENT SELECTION IN MEDIA NARRATIVE PRESENTATION

      
Application Number US2019020422
Publication Number 2019/169344
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-01
Publication Date 2019-09-06
Owner PODOP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Soderbergh, Steven Andrew
  • Dedual, Nicolas
  • Castillo, Jose Raul
  • Chung, Derek H.B.
  • Sack, Adrian
  • Keesan, Matthew

Abstract

An interactive narrative presentation includes a plurality of narrative segments, with a variety of available media content consumer selectable paths or directions, typically specified by a director or editor. The content consumer can select a path or path segment at each of a number of points, e.g., decision points, in the narrative presentation via user interface elements or narrative prompts, providing the consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each consumer follows a "personalized" path through the narrative. The narrative prompts can include images from subsequent segments, may be generated to stylistically resemble the underlying narrative presentation, may be animated to move with or with respect to the underlying narrative presentation, and, or may be presented in overlaid with a presentation of the underlying narrative while the underlying narrative continues play.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/8541 - Content authoring involving branching, e.g. to different story endings
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]

7.

USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS FOR CONTENT SELECTION IN MEDIA NARRATIVE PRESENTATION

      
Application Number 16290412
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-01
First Publication Date 2019-09-05
Owner PodOp, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Soderbergh, Steven Andrew
  • Dedual, Nicolas
  • Castillo, Jose Raul
  • Chung, Derek H. B.
  • Sack, Adrian
  • Keesan, Matthew

Abstract

An interactive narrative presentation includes a plurality of narrative segments, with a variety of available media content consumer selectable paths or directions, typically specified by a director or editor. The content consumer can select a path or path segment at each of a number of points, e.g., decision points, in the narrative presentation via user interface elements or narrative prompts, providing the consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. The narrative prompts can include images from subsequent segments, may be generated to stylistically resemble the underlying narrative presentation, may be animated to move with or with respect to the underlying narrative presentation, and, or may be presented in overlaid with a presentation of the underlying narrative while the underlying narrative continues play.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/8541 - Content authoring involving branching, e.g. to different story endings
  • H04N 21/234 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/4722 - 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 for requesting additional data associated with the content
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering

8.

USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS FOR CONTENT SELECTION IN MEDIA NARRATIVE PRESENTATION

      
Application Number 16292092
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-04
First Publication Date 2019-06-27
Owner PodOp, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Brelis, Cynthia P.
  • Chung, Derek H. B.
  • Grunwald, Ronny Heinrich
  • Keesan, Matthew J.
  • Loeb, Kristin Marie
  • Sack, Adrian
  • Siegel, Daniel J.
  • Silver, Andrew L.
  • Soderbergh, Steven Andrew
  • Solomon, Edward James
  • Welch, Caroline S.

Abstract

A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. Quite frequently a number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor. A content delivery editor provides editors and directors with the ability to augment a standard with additional narrative segments that provide alternate perspectives, view, or insights to the narrative consumer. Such provides the ability to convey the same narrative to the narrative consumer using a number of plots, storylines, or perspectives. Branch points in the narrative, defined by the editor or director, provide the narrative consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each narrative consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. Through social media, narrative consumers are able to discuss the narrative path with other narrative consumers who have taken a different path through the narrative.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/8541 - Content authoring involving branching, e.g. to different story endings
  • 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 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • G11B 27/00 - Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • G11B 27/031 - Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals
  • 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

9.

MEDIA NARRATIVE PRESENTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH INTERACTIVE AND AUTONOMOUS CONTENT SELECTION

      
Application Number 16141668
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-09-25
First Publication Date 2019-03-28
Owner PodOp, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Keesan, Matthew J.

Abstract

An interactive narrative presentation includes a plurality of narrative segments, with a variety of available media content consumer selectable paths or directions, typically specified by a director or editor. The content consumer can select a path or path segment at each of a number of points, e.g., decision points, in the narrative presentation, providing the consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. For at least some of the paths, a set of two or more different narrative segments are available, and can be autonomously selected by a system based at least in part on collected information, e.g., demographic information, prior Web browsing history, that characterizes the content consumer. Alternatively or additionally, some or all paths through the narrative may be autonomously selected by a system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/258 - Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
  • H04N 21/266 - Channel or content management, e.g. generation and management of keys and entitlement messages in a conditional access system or merging a VOD unicast channel into a multicast channel

10.

Method, apparatus and article for delivering media content via a user-selectable narrative presentation

      
Application Number 15830545
Grant Number 10225627
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-12-04
First Publication Date 2018-03-29
Grant Date 2019-03-05
Owner PODOP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Brelis, Cynthia P.
  • Chung, Derek H. B.
  • Grunwald, Ronny Heinrich
  • Keesan, Matthew J.
  • Loeb, Kristin Marie
  • Sack, Adrian
  • Siegel, Daniel J.
  • Silver, Andrew L.
  • Soderbergh, Steven Andrew
  • Solomon, Edward James
  • Welch, Caroline S.

Abstract

A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. Quite frequently a number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor. A content delivery editor provides editors and directors with the ability to augment a standard with additional narrative segments that provide alternate perspectives, view, or insights to the narrative consumer. Such provides the ability to convey the same narrative to the narrative consumer using a number of plots, storylines, or perspectives. Branch points in the narrative, defined by the editor or director, provide the narrative consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each narrative consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. Through social media, narrative consumers are able to discuss the narrative path with other narrative consumers who have taken a different path through the narrative.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • G11B 27/031 - Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/8541 - Content authoring involving branching, e.g. to different story endings
  • G11B 27/00 - Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • 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 21/442 - 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

11.

Data mining, influencing viewer selections, and user interfaces

      
Application Number 15543482
Grant Number 10279257
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-01-12
First Publication Date 2018-01-11
Grant Date 2019-05-07
Owner PODOP, INC. (USA)
Inventor Sack, Adrian

Abstract

A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. A number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor. A content delivery editor provides editors and directors with the ability to augment a narrative with additional narrative segments that provide alternate perspectives, views, or insights to the consumer. Such allows conveyance of the same narrative to the consumer using a number of plots or perspectives. Branch points in the narrative provide the consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. The director or editor may influence selection at branch points by providing priming stimuli prior to presentation of a prompt to select a branch and by optionally providing target stimuli during presentation of the prompt to select a branch.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A63F 13/47 - Controlling the progress of the video game involving branching, e.g. choosing one of several possible scenarios at a given point in time
  • G06F 17/30 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
  • G06Q 50/10 - Services
  • G09B 5/06 - Electrically-operated educational appliances with both visual and audible presentation of the material to be studied
  • G11B 27/10 - Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel

12.

Method, apparatus and article for delivering media content via a user-selectable narrative presentation

      
Application Number 15329891
Grant Number 10142708
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-07-31
First Publication Date 2017-08-24
Grant Date 2018-11-27
Owner PODOP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Brelis, Cynthia P.
  • Chung, Derek H. B.
  • Grunwald, Ronny Heinrich
  • Keesan, Matthew J.
  • Loeb, Kristin Marie
  • Sack, Adrian
  • Siegel, Daniel J.
  • Silver, Andrew L.
  • Soderbergh, Steven Andrew
  • Solomon, Edward James
  • Welch, Caroline S.

Abstract

A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. Quite frequently a number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor. A content delivery editor provides editors and directors with the ability to augment a standard with additional narrative segments that provide alternate perspectives, view, or insights to the narrative consumer. Such provides the ability to convey the same narrative to the narrative consumer using a number of plots, storylines, or perspectives. Branch points in the narrative, defined by the editor or director, provide the narrative consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each narrative consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. Through social media, narrative consumers are able to discuss the narrative path with other narrative consumers who have taken a different path through the narrative.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/8541 - Content authoring involving branching, e.g. to different story endings
  • G11B 27/00 - Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
  • H04N 21/845 - Structuring of content, e.g. decomposing content into time segments
  • G11B 27/031 - Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • 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 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
  • 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