SKYFIRE LABS, INC.
|SKYFIRE LABS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140053107||MOBILE DEVICE TOOLBAR ARCHITECTURE - A toolbar is integrated within an application or provided as a standalone component that interfaces with an existing application. The toolbar detects events corresponding to the application and generates a toolbar display corresponding to the event. On loading of a particular webpage in a browser, the toolbar may generate a toolbar display comprising a set of functions to be made available to the user for that webpage. The toolbar may generate different displays for different webpages and different events such as a page load event or a tab change event. Additionally, when provided as a standalone component, the toolbar may generate different displays for different applications. User experience at the toolbar may be controlled through a remote server without extensive modification of the application.||02-20-2014|
|20130262481||ASSISTED HYBRID MOBILE BROWSER - A system and a method are disclosed for identifying video files on a webpage and streaming video files to a client device. A server receives browsing data including uniform resource locator for a webpage and identifies missing videos on the webpage. The server identifies a source file for the missing videos including identifying a location for each missing video. The server retrieves a thumbnail for each missing video and provides it to a client device. Additionally, the server transcodes the video file responsive to a user input provided by a user. The transcoded video is streamed to the client device.||10-03-2013|
|20120265901||Real-Time Video Optimizer - A video optimizer receives a request to optimize a video, wherein the request includes optimization parameters and a uniform resource locator (URL) of the video. The video optimizer retrieves the video from an origin server and transcodes the video based on optimization parameters. The video optimizer load balances several transcoding sessions over one or more servers and tracks each session based on session identifications (IDs). Additionally, the video optimizer tracks each session to determine when a server is at or near capacity to prevent an overflow situation. The video optimizer is also enabled to stitch together two or more transcoding sessions in the event of a seek operation by a user during video playback. The video optimizer streams the video to the client device, enabling the client device to stream videos in substantially real-time after requesting the video.||10-18-2012|
|20120265847||Real-Time Video Detector - A request to retrieve data from a client device is intercepted by a video detector. The video detector determines if the request is for retrieving a video file. If the request is for a video file, and the video file is deemed to be transcoded to be displayed on the client device, the video detector forwards the request to a video optimizer along with encoding parameters. Encoding parameters are selected by the video detector based on properties of the client device, networks accessible by the client device, conditions of those networks, properties of the requested video and the type of video requested. The encoding parameters also include a file format type to which the requested video is to be transcoded.||10-18-2012|
|20120263241||Real-Time Audio or Video Transcoding - A system and a method are disclosed for transcoding video files on a server such that they can be streamed to a client device in substantially real-time. The server receives a video file a uses a prediction algorithm to predict each video frame's size based on encoding and streaming parameters associated with the input file and an output stream and transcoding each video frame. If a transcoded frame is too large, it is compressed further, if it is too small, the video file is padded. As such, each video frame transcoded or padded until the encoded frame is the same size as a predicted size. The transcoded frames are streamed to a client device to enable the client to device to playback the video after requesting it from the server.||10-18-2012|
|20120137221||Web Browser Toolbar - A system and a method are disclosed for displaying page elements embedded on a webpage displayed on a handheld computing device. Tools provide one or more functionality to a user, including an ability to view a webpage, to share a webpage, to view webpages within a domain that are popular with the user's connection in a social networking system, etc. The tools are received and rendered within a toolbar interface including a toolbar icon for each tool. The tool interfaces associated with each icon may be displayed on the handheld computing device automatically or responsive to a user request.||05-31-2012|
|20120131138||Client-Selected Network Services - A system and a method are disclosed for authenticating a user request to determine whether to optimize content requested by the user based on a user profile, a network provider profile, network conditions and the user's service level with an application requesting the content. A user profile provides, for example a data rate plan subscribed to by the user, the user's device type, etc. Network provider profile provides whether the network provider has subscribed to optimization services. Similarly, user's service level provides whether the application is subscribed to receive optimized data. If the user, the network and the application provide for optimization or if the network is congested or busy, the user is provided with a destination address wherein the user may retrieve optimized content.||05-24-2012|
|20110289108||Assisted Hybrid Mobile Browser - A system and a method are disclosed for identifying video files on a webpage and streaming video files to a client device. A server receives browsing data including uniform resource locator for a webpage and identifies missing videos on the webpage. The server identifies a source file for the missing videos including identifying a location for each missing video. The server retrieves a thumbnail for each missing video and provides it to a client device. Additionally, the server transcodes the video file responsive to a user input provided by a user. The transcoded video is streamed to the client device.||11-24-2011|
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