Ramp Receives Audio and Video Patents

RAMP, the provider of a content optimization platform for major online media publishers, has received two additional patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, bringing the number of patents in its portfolio to 17.

The new patents pertain to RAMP’s core capabilities in the automated creation and use of metadata for digital video and audio content, and dynamic publishing for large-scale Web applications.

“These patents further demonstrate our leadership position in solving critical challenges facing publishers who are building businesses around online video,” said Tom Wilde, CEO of RAMP.  “Creating robust, interactive video experiences has become increasingly complicated, as publishers need to consider the Web, mobile, and connected device environments. Metadata provides the critical “currency” to create context around each video, and make it searchable, discoverable, and monetizable.”  

Patent No.: US7,801,910 B2, Method and Apparatus for Timed Tagging of Media Content is designed to allow content to be tagged with timed metadata that in turn allows search, engagement and interactivity within timed content such as audio and video files.  This seminal patent is central to the use of rich media on the website with the usability of the web.  

Patent No.: US7,801,838 B2, Multimedia Recognition System Comprising a Plurality of Indexers Configured to Receive and Analyze Multimedia Data based on Training Data and User Augmentation Relating to One or More of a Plurality of Generated Documents is designed to enable augmentation of a content recognition database, thereby delivering more contextually relevant results for content and also retrain an existing recognition system to adapt to new information for increased efficacy in content recognition across multiple documents.

These patents add to RAMP’s existing portfolio of intellectual property that was initially developed under classified federal research by BBN (subsequently acquired by Raytheon), from which RAMP was spun out in 2006.

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