Patent issued for system and method of curating and distributing digital content (USPTO 11379521): Iris.tv Inc. – InsuranceNewsNet

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2022 JUL 22 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter – Staff News Editor at Daily Insurance News — Of Alexandria, VirginiaNewsRx reporters report that a patent from inventors Clausen, David (Seattle, WAUnited States), Garthwaite, Field J. (Los Angeles, CAUnited States), Hovey, Pehr (Los Angeles, CAUnited States), Owens, Winston (Los Angeles, CAUnited States), filed on December 25, 2018was published online at July 5, 2022.

The patent assignee for patent number 11379521 is Iris.tv Inc. (Los Angeles, California, United States).

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information provided by the inventors: “The present invention relates to digital content distribution systems. FIG. 1 is a high-level diagram illustrating a typical digital content distribution system 100. In practice, a content provider 101 stores a plurality of digital content assets in an asset library 102. As used herein, the term “asset” broadly includes any machine-readable and/or machine-storable files containing digital content, or a pointer, placeholder, uniform resource locator (URL), or equivalent means for redirecting an end user 105 to the digital content. Digital Content may include any digital video, music, images or their equivalents. End user 105 uses end user device 104 to access assets through a distribution platform; such as a website, mobile application, TV widget or their equivalents. End user 105 can use search/index engine 103 to query asset library 102 for an asset of interest. Search queries are typically made based on tags, keywords, and/or associated metadata related to individual resources. Recommendation engines are also known which can recommend assets to the end user 105, based on the associated tags, keywords and/or metadata.

“However, content providers lack a mechanism for curating and scheduling their asset libraries in order to distribute content in meaningful and engaging ways.”

In addition to the general information on this patent, NewsRx correspondents have also obtained the summary information from the inventors for this patent: including: digital video, music, images, etc. For example, disclosed herein are systems and methods for providing a digital content program (or playlist), comprising a plurality of streamed digital assets streamed to a digital content platform. Exemplary embodiments include: (a) custody of a plurality of assets; (b) selecting a subset of assets from the plurality of assets, based on inter-asset similarity metrics; and © ordering the subset of assets in a digital content schedule.

The claims provided by the inventors are:

“1. A method, comprising: calculating digital content asset similarity metrics between other digital content assets in a plurality of cataloged digital content assets, each digital content asset being viewable by users, wherein a similarity is assigned to each asset in the plurality of cataloged digital content assets based on a position of the asset in one or more taxonomy structures applied to the plurality of cataloged digital content assets; based on the receiving an indication that a user has selected a digital content asset to view from the plurality of cataloged digital content assets, dynamically creating a set of digital content assets to be provided to a user device from the plurality of cataloged digital content assets based on the similarity metrics to the user-selected digital content asset ur; ordering the set of digital content assets based on calculations of diversity between the digital content assets in the set of digital content assets; sending the set of digital content assets to the user device.

“2. The method of claim 1, wherein the similarity metrics include a calculation of a minimum content graph distance between the user-selected digital content asset and one or more cataloged digital content assets from the plurality of cataloged digital content assets.

“3. The method of claim 1, wherein the ranking of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on a current user’s interaction with the user-selected digital content asset .

“4. The method of claim 1, wherein the ranking of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on a current user’s interaction with one or more of the plurality of digital content assets. cataloged digital content assets.

“5. The method of claim 1, wherein the ranking of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on aggregated user data.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein the ranking of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on machine-learned curation inputs.

The method of claim 1, wherein the ordering of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on a quality of each digital content asset in the set of digital content assets.

“8. The method of claim 1, wherein the ordering of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on one or more of: asset data, end user data, or computing capabilities of the user device.

“9. The method of claim 1, wherein sending the set of digital content assets to the user device comprises: creating a playlist consisting of a uniform resource locator (URL) for each digital content asset in the set of digital content assets; sending the playlist to the user device.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein sending the set of digital content assets to the user device comprises: streaming the set of digital content assets to the user device.

“11. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media, storing one or more sequences of instructions, which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the performance of: calculate similarity metrics of digital content assets among other digital content assets in a plurality of cataloged digital content assets, each digital content asset being viewable by users, a similarity being assigned to each asset in the plurality of catalog assets cataloged digital content based on a position of the asset in one or more taxonomy structures applied to the plurality of cataloged digital content assets; based on receiving an indication that a user has selected a digital content asset to be viewed from among the plurality of cataloged digital content assets, dynamically creating a set of digital content assets to be provided ir to a user device from the plurality of cataloged digital content assets based on the similarity metrics to the user selected digital content asset; ordering the set of digital content assets based on calculations of diversity between the digital content assets in the set of digital content assets; sending the set of digital content assets to the user device.

“12. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media according to claim 11, wherein the order of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on a current user’s interaction with one or more digital content assets from the plurality of cataloged digital assets.

“13. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media according to claim 11, wherein the order of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on aggregated user data.

“14. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media according to claim 11, wherein the order of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on machine-learned curation inputs.

“15. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media according to claim 11, wherein the order of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on a quality of each digital content asset in the set of digital content assets.

“16. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media according to claim 11, wherein the order of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on one or more of: asset, end-user data, or user device computing capabilities.

“17. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media according to claim 11, wherein the similarity metrics include a calculation of a minimum content graph distance between the user-selected digital content asset and one or more cataloged digital content assets from among the plurality of cataloged content assets digital content assets.

“18. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media according to claim 11, wherein the order of the set of digital content assets is further based in part on a current user’s interaction with the user-selected digital content asset.

“19. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media according to claim 11, wherein sending the set of digital content assets to the user device comprises: creating a playlist consisting of a uniform resource locator (URL) for each digital content asset in the set of digital content assets; sending the playlist to the user device.

“20. The one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media of claim 11, wherein sending the set of digital content assets to the user device comprises: streaming the set of assets from digital content to the user device.

For more information on this patent, see: Clausen, David. A system and method for curating and distributing digital content. WE Patent number 11379521, pending December 25, 2018and published online at July 5, 2022. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=11379521.PN.&OS =PN/11379521RS=PN/11379521

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