US Patent No. 10,924,582

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL OF SYNCHRONIZED CONTENT


Patent No. 10,924,582
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Distributed Control Of Synchronized Content
Inventorship William Gibbens Redmann, Glendale, CA (US)
Assignee INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS, Paris (FR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,924,582

1. A method, to be performed at a local content controller, comprising:prioritizing a received transport command with yet unexecuted transport commands by taking account of an issuing time of said received transport command and issuing times of said yet unexecuted transport commands, said received transport command and said yet unexecuted transport commands being adapted to control a playback of a content shared by said local content controller and at least one remote content controller;
when said received transport command has been issued by the local content controller and has priority on said yet unexecuted transport commands, transmitting the received transport command to said at least one remote content controller;
executing the prioritized transport commands in accordance with a latency between said local and/or remote content controllers; and
during a hold-off interval after an issued command, delaying execution of a transport command issued by one of said remote content controllers in case it has priority, and ignoring the transport command issued by one of said remote content controllers in case it does not have priority.