US 11,659,236 B2
Method and apparatus for synthesized video stream
Mark Thomas, Cupertino, CA (US); Abhijit Limaye, San Jose, CA (US); Dean Seniff, Frederick, MD (US); and Jiahao Li, Cupertino, CA (US)
Assigned to Set Industries Corporation, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Madly, Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 9, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/522,845.
Application 17/522,845 is a continuation of application No. 16/937,494, filed on Jul. 23, 2020, granted, now 11,172,251.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/050,702, filed on Jul. 10, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/045,763, filed on Jun. 29, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/028,463, filed on May 21, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/021,028, filed on May 6, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0182716 A1, Jun. 9, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 21/44 (2011.01); H04N 21/81 (2011.01); H04N 21/4788 (2011.01); H04N 7/15 (2006.01); G06Q 30/0251 (2023.01); G06Q 30/0241 (2023.01); G06F 16/51 (2019.01); G06Q 30/0242 (2023.01)
CPC H04N 21/44016 (2013.01) [G06F 16/51 (2019.01); G06Q 30/0242 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0255 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0271 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0276 (2013.01); H04N 7/15 (2013.01); H04N 21/44008 (2013.01); H04N 21/4788 (2013.01); H04N 21/812 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for providing a synthesized, advertisement-based, video stream of a virtual scene, comprising:
receiving a plurality of digital images or video streams (hereinafter a “plurality of video streams”) each essentially consisting of a representative image of a person;
receiving a plurality of video streams each comprising a place;
receiving a plurality of video streams each comprising an advertisement;
selecting, from the received plurality of video streams each comprising a place, a video stream comprising a place;
selecting, from the received plurality of video streams each comprising an advertisement, a video stream comprising an advertisement; and
combining the plurality of video streams each essentially consisting of the representative image of the person with the selected video stream comprising the place and with the selected video stream comprising the advertisement into the synthesized, advertisement-based, video stream of the virtual scene for transmission to an end-user device via which to display the synthesized, advertisement-based, video stream of the virtual scene in such a manner as to display the plurality of video streams each essentially consisting of the representative image of the person in a selected first location within the selected video stream of the place, and to display the selected video stream of the advertisement in a selected second location within the selected video stream comprising the place.