US Patent No. 9,986,306

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTION OF CONTENT FROM A STREAM OF DATA


Patent No. 9,986,306
Issue Date May 29, 2018
Title Method And Apparatus For Selection Of Content From A Stream Of Data
Inventorship Igor Alexandrovich Nagorski, Geldrop (NL)
Jan Alexis Daniel Nesvadba, Eindhoven (NL)
Ronaldus Maria Aarts, Geldrop (NL)
Assignee Gracenote, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,986,306

1. A method comprising:accessing, by a receiver of a media device, a media stream that includes a sequence of items of content;
accessing, by the media device, a reference stream that includes reference fingerprints derived from respective segments of at least some of the items of content;
computing, by a processor of the media device, a fingerprint from a particular segment of the sequence of items of content of the media stream;
comparing, by the processor of the media device, the computed fingerprint to one or more of the reference fingerprints;
determining, by the processor of the media device, based on the comparing, that the computed fingerprint corresponds to a particular one of the one or more reference fingerprints; and
associating the particular segment of the media stream from which the fingerprint was computed with a time point associated with the particular one of the one or more reference fingerprints.