US Patent No. 10,536,746

MEDIA CHANNEL IDENTIFICATION WITH MULTI-MATCH DETECTION AND DISAMBIGUATION BASED ON LOCATION


Patent No. 10,536,746
Issue Date January 14, 2020
Title Media Channel Identification With Multi-match Detection And Disambiguation Based On Location
Inventorship Chung Won Seo, Seoul (KR)
Youngmoo Kwon, Goyang (KR)
Jaehyung Lee, Seoul (KR)
Assignee Gracenote, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,536,746

1. A method comprising:detecting by a computing system that digital fingerprint data representing media content being rendered by a media presentation device matches multiple instances of reference fingerprint data each corresponding with a different respective channel;
responsive to the detecting, performing by the computing system disambiguation based at least in part on a location of the media presentation device, to determine which channel the media presentation device is receiving the media content on, wherein performing the disambiguation comprises, based at least in part on a match between the location of the media presentation device and a location associated with a particular one of the multiple instances of reference fingerprint data, determining that the respective channel with which the particular instance of reference fingerprint data corresponds is the channel that the media presentation device is receiving media content on; and
taking action based on the determined channel.