The USPTO publishes new pending patent applications on Thursdays. Both of this week's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of watermarking and both are assigned to Le Shi Internet Information & Technology Corp (CN) and Le Holdings (CN). The first application discloses techniques for displaying a watermark applied to a player terminal. The second application discloses techniques for controlling video playing.
20170171643, "Method and electronic device for displaying watermark," assigned to Le Shi Internet Information & Technology Corp (CN)
Aspects of the present disclosure are related to a method and an electronic device for displaying watermark applied to a player terminal. One illustrative method may include obtaining a video logo of a video being played currently; obtaining a target watermark corresponding to the video logo and watermark information of the target watermark from a preset server, the watermark information at least including: a watermark format and display information; and displaying the target watermark on a picture of the video being played currently according to the watermark information. According to various methods for displaying watermark, the watermark can be displayed normally without being affected by a stuck or paused video when the watermark is displayed, such that the user can still view the watermark information normally displayed even when the picture of the video is stopped.
20170171615, "Method and electronic device for controlling video playing," assigned to Le Shi Internet Information & Technology Corp (CN).
The present disclosure relates to a method and electronic device for controlling video play. Wherein, the method for controlling video play may include: acquiring identity information of a current playing device when a video is played; generating a watermark logo comprising the identity information; and displaying the watermark logo on a playing interface of the video.