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Real-Time Video 9-1-1 System (Zap Systems): Three U.S. Patents and Three PCT Patent Applications

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security puts out a public service message: “If you see something, say something.” Clearly, we all need to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior and report what we see to the authorities. This patent portfolio addresses exactly that situation, but offers a solution that replaces audio communications with real-time video.

The person who has downloaded an app based on this patented technology can send real-time video to the applicable dispatcher – showing the dispatcher an incident such as a medical emergency, fire, accident, robbery, act of terrorism or natural disaster – and the dispatcher sees the incident live as it happens! It also enables first responders to see the event live en route to the scene. The system includes dispatcher management of multiple video alerts from different users, and it can pull in municipal or other security cameras near the incident. The entire system is web based, so the dispatcher station can be a laptop, PC or other smart device.

Patent No. Description
8,483,654 System and Method for Reporting and Tracking Incidents with a Mobile Device
8,878,938 System and Method for Assigning Cameras and Codes to Geographic Locations and Generating Security Alerts Using Mobile Phones and Other Devices
9,154,740 System and method for real time video streaming from a mobile device or other sources through a server to a designated group and to enable responses from those recipients
PCT Patent Application 2013003068 System and method for real time video streaming from a mobile device or other sources through a server to a designated group and to enable responses from those recipients
PCT Patent Application 2013003069 System and method for reporting and tracking incidents with a mobile device
PCT Patent Application 2013003070 System and method for assigning cameras and codes to geographic locations and generating security alerts using mobile phones and other devices

This is a particularly robust portfolio as each patent includes between 27 and 30 Claims. It would be a critical acquisition for any cell phone/smart phone/PDA/tablet OEM or cellular service provider that wants to offer an app for its customers that can actually save lives. The three PCT Patent Applications can be used to secure additional patents for global exclusivity for the acquirer of this portfolio.

Inserting Content into a Media Stream (Exaget): U.S. Patent No. 9,525,897 and European Patent

This is an exciting portfolio in the highly competitive OTT (Over the Top) technology sector. This portfolio enables the insertion of personalized content into an audio or video stream so that the content is served dynamically without degrading the user's listening or viewing experience. Inserting a personalized message into a website page does not require precise time synchronization, while inserting personalized content into an audio or video stream is only effective if it can be done seamlessly so there are no gaps or dead air to distract the listener or viewer. The invention covered by this portfolio uses plural placement cues and an adaptive search window to accomplish the seamless placement of content into audio or video.

The portfolio includes U.S. Patent No. 9,525,897 and European Patent 2955927 for "Insertion of a content item to a media stream" and it would be a critical acquisition for any business that is generating customized advertising via radio or video.

Live Video Streaming to Designated Recipients (Zap Systems): U.S. Patent No. 9,154,740

Imagine if you could show customers of your restaurant what you are making for dinner, or show prospective home buyers your latest property room by room, or show car collectors the classic you just took in on trade. The technology covered by this patent does exactly that by providing video streaming to designated recipients or recipient groups for commercial, marketing, entertainment, e-commerce, social media and security purposes, and enables responses from those recipients!

This patent opens up a whole new world of real-time video marketing and communications that is both immediate and interactive! The sender designates a recipient group that can be modified as needed. A restaurant can send live video of the chef preparing one of tonight's specials. A real estate agent can send home buyers a room-by-room tour of this latest property. A car dealer can give Corvette collectors a video test drive of the Sting Ray he just took in. Customers can respond by making a reservation, setting up an appointment to see the house, or making an offer for the 'Vette.

U.S. Patent No. 9,154,740 for a "System and method for real-time video streaming from a mobile device or other sources through a server to a designated group and to enable responses from those recipients" would be a key asset for any smart phone OEM, cellular service provider or e-commerce business seeking to provide a video buying experience for its customers. With 36 Claims, this is a robust patent.

Broadcast of Multiple Video Streams to Video Wall (Zap Systems): U.S. Patent No. 9,462,028

We live in a world in which everyone wants more and more choices. This patent addresses that need in video grandeur! The technology covered by this patent is the cutting edge in the hot OTT (Over the Top) sector! It enables multiple devices to simultaneously stream multiple video content to multiple devices. It can also send multiple video streams to a receiving device and create a video wall or matrix of multiple videos. For example, a user can request videos from all the restaurants in a specific area, view the videos on a video wall, and select where he or she wants to go to dinner. A person relocating to a city can view multiple videos of homes for sale or apartments for rent in the area.

Additionally, recipients can respond to each video stream by making an appointment, requesting quote, submitting a bid, or making a purchase. The invention covered by this patent creates a server that provides bidirectional video communication with multiple sender and receiver devices, and displays multiple video streams on a video wall on one or more of the devices. The system can accept search commands, then retrieve, upstream and send multiple streams of video content from multiple devices to multiple devices.

With 30 claims, U.S. Patent No. 9,462,028 for a "System and method for simultaneous real-time video streaming from multiple mobile devices or other sources through a server to recipient mobile devices or other video displays, enabled by sender or recipient requests, to create a wall or matrix of real-time live videos, and to enable responses from those recipients" is a robust patent. It would also be a critical acquisition for any OTT business, as well as any video equipment OEM or video systems integrator that wants to offer next-generation video broadcast capabilities.

OTT Program Guide (Fiero): U.S. Patent No. 7,865,498

OTT (Over the Top) technology is hotter than ever, but there has been a key element missing. When you subscribe to a cable TV service, it comes with a program guide: A list of all the channels and what is showing on each channel. As Over-the-Top video services start to cut into the cable TV monopolies, users will want to be able to quickly see what is on the OTT channels they are receiving. The invention covered by this patent fills that void. It organizes and locates the local broadcast services over a wide-area network and creates a numerical index that assigns channel numbers to each broadcast source. This patent enables device manufacturers, OTT software publishers and operating system developers to integrate a program guide into their systems that integrates search functions, channel surfing and directory services. In short, as OTT grows, some system has to become the de facto standard that will organize all the incoming streams of content, and this is it!

U.S. Patent No. 7,865,498 for a "Broadcast network platform system" has a 2002 Priority Date, and it creates an incredible opportunity for a hardware OEM or software developer to introduce THE de facto program guide for OTT content, and then license the system to all the other players in the industry!

Improved Audio for Virtualized Desktops (Shanson): U.S. Patent No. 9,282,360 and PCT Patent Application

This portfolio is also in the highly competitive OTT (Over the Top) technology sector, and it provides improved audio integrity and eliminates breaks or "stuttering" in the audio stream. When video is transmitted over the open Internet, random delays in the signal will occur. Viewers will tolerate a few dropped video frames, but they are far less tolerant of breaks in the audio signal that make it hard to understand what is being said. The invention covered by this portfolio eliminates breaks or stuttering in the audio stream by effectively re-multiplexing the audio/video stream on the fly. In audio/video data streams such as .mp4 files, the audio and video packets are multiplexed together so the audio and associated video are near each other in the file. Both are available to the decoders when needed, and this maintains improved audio/video synchronization.

This portfolio consists of U.S. Patent No. 9,282,360 and PCT Patent Application 2013112637 for a "System and method for maintaining integrity of audio data in a multiplexed audio/video stream over a low-latency network connection." It would be a valuable asset for any business that provides video via a virtualized desktop environment.

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