Patents Assigned to Disney Enterprises, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20200368628
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include an amusement park ride. The amusement park ride include a ride vehicle that can transition from a first configuration to a second configuration during the duration of the ride. The amusement park ride can include a loading area for loading passengers into the ride vehicle and a separate unloading area for disembarking passengers from the ride vehicle. After disembarking passengers from the ride vehicle the ride vehicle travels to a transition area concealed from the public where the ride transitions from the second configuration to the first configuration. In the transition area, maintenance can be performed on the ride vehicle and calibration can be performed on one or more of the ride vehicle systems (e.g., projector or audio systems).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Asa K. KALAMA, Robert S. TROWBRIDGE
  • Publication number: 20200368627
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices disclosed herein relate to an improved interactive experience. The system can be for delivery of an interactive attraction experience. The system can include a passenger vehicle having a plurality of passenger locations and a content presentation system that can present a virtual portion of the attraction experience viewable from the plurality of passenger locations. The system can include a transceiver that can transmit a trigger signal and at least one processor. The at least one processor can control delivery of the virtual portion of the attraction experience via the content presentation system, detect presence of a non-ride device, and deliver a trigger signal via the transceiver to the non-ride device, the trigger signal linked with the attraction experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Asa K. KALAMA, Robert S. TROWBRIDGE, Peter STEPNIEWICZ, Casey M. GING, John C. HAMPTON
  • Patent number: 10846903
    Abstract: Presented herein are systems and methods configured to generate virtual entities representing real-world users. In some implementations, the systems and/or methods are configured to capture user appearance information with imaging devices and sensors, determines correspondence values conveying correspondences between the appearance of the user's body or user's head and individual ones of default body models and/or default head models, modifies a set of values defining a base body model and/or base head model based on determined correspondence values and sets of base values defining the default body models and/or default head models. The base body model and/or base head model may be modified to model the appearance of the body and/or head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Mitchell, Charles Malleson, Ivan Huerta Casado, Martin Klaudiny, Malgorzata Edyta Kosek
  • Patent number: 10846613
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring and predicting content dissemination in social networks includes computing a “virality score” for popularity of social media content, a “pattern” of diffusion of the content, and a “hype” parameter of such content without requiring a “friendship graph” or “information diffusion” structured data. It also includes an iterative, predictive model, which predicts future performance (or future rate of dissemination) of the content while mitigating a class imbalance problem inherent in predicting viral posts, and which provides updates to the model based on actual performance results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Abhik Ray, Joel Branch, James Williams, Zvi Topol, Tasneem Brutch
  • Patent number: 10845891
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system are disclosed for generating a visual representation of at least one of a plurality of input keys. The embodiments receive a first signal form one or more proximity sensors indicating that a user is proximate to a first plurality of input keys on an I/O device. The embodiments receive a second signal from one or more activation sensors indicating the user has activated a second plurality of input keys on the I/O device. The embodiments compare the first plurality of input keys to the second plurality of input keys to identify a subset of the first plurality of input keys that the user is proximate to but has not activated. The embodiments generate a visual representation of the subset of the first plurality of input keys for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Frank
  • Patent number: 10839607
    Abstract: Systems and methods configured to provide views of a virtual space are presented herein. A display device may include a display screen, one or more sensors, and/or other component. The one or more sensors being configured to generate output signals conveying gaze information including one or more of a viewpoint, a gaze direction, and/or other information. An instance of a virtual space may be executed to determine a view of the virtual space based on the gaze information and/or other information. The view of the virtual space may correspond to a field of view within the virtual space determined based on the gaze information. The instance of the virtual space may be presented on the display screen according to the determined view of the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliott Baumbach
  • Patent number: 10841632
    Abstract: A system configured to provide users with interactive experiences on a set of one or more vehicles. The interactive experiences have narrative, leveling, or other persistent or shared aspects may be presented to users over a set of sessions in which the users (individually or as a group) are passengers in the set of one or more vehicles. The progress made by the users in a session is saved such that the users may continue the progress made in a following session in the set of one or more vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Chao, David Feder, Alif Khalfan, Thomas M. DeKeyser
  • Patent number: 10839855
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for user interaction with and curation of digital media content, such that users are able to specify a particular clip of video content, and utilize the clip in a desired way. The disclosed systems and methods allow users to view video content, select video clips within the video content, save video clips into a collection of video clips, and curate the collection of video clips. The disclosed systems and methods also allow users to view bookmarks indicating the positions of saved video clips within video content, and to interact with video clips within a video player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Belliveau, Edward Drake, Anthony Mutalipassi
  • Publication number: 20200358629
    Abstract: The present disclosure may be embodied in systems, methods, and computer readable media, and may allow for interactive responses by network-enabled objects, programs, and machines. Embodiments described are well-suited for communicating and responding using small-sized data messages, thus allowing for their implementation in standard messaging systems and by simple devices such as toys and other low-level electronic devices that may have limited processing capacity and/or memory. The present disclosure provides in one embodiment a method comprising receiving at least one broadcast message, each broadcast message in the at least one broadcast message comprising a plurality of identifiers and determining a highest priority identifier amongst the plurality of identifiers received in the at least one broadcast message. The method may further comprise identifying a command sequence associated with the highest priority identifier and executing the command sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Panec, Stephen A. Thornton
  • Patent number: 10834413
    Abstract: A set of software applications configured to perform interframe and/or intraframe encoding operations based on data communicated between a graphics application and a graphics processor. The graphics application transmits a 3D model to the graphics processor to be rendered into a 2D frame of video data. The graphics application also transmits graphics commands to the graphics processor indicating specific transformations to be applied to the 3D model as well as textures that should be mapped onto portions of the 3D model. Based on these transformations, an interframe module can determine blocks of pixels that repeat across sequential frames. Based on the mapped textures, an intraframe module can determine blocks of pixels that repeat within an individual frame. A codec encodes the frames of video data into compressed form based on blocks of pixels that repeat across frames or within frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Miquel Angel Farre Guiu, Marc Junyent Martin
  • Patent number: 10828573
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices disclosed herein relate to an improved interactive experience. The system can be for delivery of an interactive attraction experience. The system can include a passenger vehicle having a plurality of passenger locations and a content presentation system that can present a virtual portion of the attraction experience viewable from the plurality of passenger locations. The system can include a transceiver that can transmit a trigger signal and at least one processor. The at least one processor can control delivery of the virtual portion of the attraction experience via the content presentation system, detect presence of a non-ride device, and deliver a trigger signal via the transceiver to the non-ride device, the trigger signal linked with the attraction experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Asa K. Kalama, Robert S. Trowbridge, Peter Stepniewicz, Casey M. Ging, John C. Hampton
  • Patent number: 10828572
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic modification of an amusement ride are disclosed herein. The system can include a simulation vehicle including a plurality of controls and at least one interface, which simulation vehicle can transit at least one passenger through a ride experience from a starting position to a terminating position. The system can include a content presentation system, and a processor. The processor can: provide content to the at least one passenger; identify a user skill level based on a plurality of user inputs received by at least some of the plurality of controls of the simulation vehicle; identify a modification to a difficulty of the ride experience based in part on the identified user skill level; and modify the difficulty of the ride experience according to the identified modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Asa K. Kalama, Robert Scott Trowbridge, Jacqueline E. King, Robert E. Huebner, Peter Stepniewicz
  • Patent number: 10831335
    Abstract: Embodiments are described to perform an operation comprising determining a position of an augmented reality and/or virtual reality (AR/VR)-capable device relative to a position of a tracking point, determining a first arrangement of a first plurality of graphical user interface (GUI) elements associated with an application based on the position of the AR-capable device relative to the tracking point, and generating, by operation of a processor, a GUI comprising the first plurality of GUI elements arranged according to the first arrangement within a volume of a cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilfredo Rosas, Michael P. Goslin
  • Patent number: 10832375
    Abstract: Particular embodiments decompose an image comprising a scene into a diffuse component and a specular component. Each of the components represent a contribution to lighting in the scene. A set of motion vectors may be extracted in order to capture motion in the scene. Finally, a final contribution of each of the components to the image may be computed based on the motion vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Zimmer, Olga Sorkine Hornung, Oliver Wang, Alexander Sorkine Hornung, Wenzel Jakob, Fabrice Pierre Armand Rousselle, Wojciech Krzysztof Jarosz, David M. Adler
  • Patent number: 10832216
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing clearance workflows for facilitating clearance of online content for distribution platforms. The online content may be obtained and may include an individual online content. A clearance workflow for the individual online content may be identified. The clearance workflow may include an itemized representation of clearance items to be addressed for clearance of the individual online content. The clearance workflow may be stored in electronic storage. Fulfillment information indicating that one or more of the clearance items included in the clearance workflow has been addressed may be obtained. The fulfillment information may identify which of the one or more clearance items have been addressed. The clearance workflow stored in the electronic storage for the individual online content may be updated in a reoccurring or ongoing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Woods, Ryan Lissack, Christine Ordaz, Yael Miller
  • Patent number: 10832043
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for dynamically adjusting an amount of retrieved recognition data based on the needs of a show, experience, or other event where participants are recognized. The retrieved recognition data may be deleted once it is no longer needed for the event. Recognition data retrieval is limited to just what is needed for the particular task, minimizing the uniqueness of any retrieved recognition data to respect participant privacy while providing an enhanced participant experience through recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Fidaleo
  • Patent number: 10832374
    Abstract: Particular embodiments perform a light path analysis of an image comprising a scene, wherein the scene comprises at least one refractive or reflective object. The image may be decomposed based on the light path analysis into a plurality of components, each of the components representing a contribution to lighting in the scene by a different type of light interaction. For each of the components, one or more motion vectors are extracted for each of the components in order to capture motion in the scene. Finally, a final contribution of each of the components to the image is computed based on the motion vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Zimmer, Olga Sorkine Hornung, Oliver Wang, Alexander Sorkine Hornung, Wenzel Jakob, Fabrice Pierre Armand Rousselle, Wojciech Krzysztof Jarosz, David M. Adler
  • Patent number: 10832481
    Abstract: Techniques for providing multi-screen interaction in an interactive application. A primary device establishes an application session. The application session includes a virtual environment relating to a physical environment in which the primary user device is located. The primary user device is configured to display a graphical image relating to a primary virtual camera view of the virtual environment. A secondary virtual camera view of the virtual environment, relating to the primary virtual camera view, is determined. The primary user device transmits image data relating to the secondary virtual camera view from the primary user device to a secondary user device, which is configured to display a graphical image based on the image data. Responsive to receiving an interaction request from the secondary user device, the primary user device controls the application session based on the interaction request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Michael Graham, John H. Crocker, Elliott H. Baumbach, Amy E. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10834298
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to synchronization between multiple displays for audio and/or visual content. Video, movie, television, live broadcast, streaming or online content typically include visual content and corresponding audio content synchronized to the visual content, i.e., a particular audio frame is set to be play backed at the same time a particular video frame is displayed. The present disclosure provides for delaying the presentation of visual content with respect to one or more displays in order to synchronize the presentation of the visual content on the displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Brent T. Koetter
  • Patent number: 10832380
    Abstract: Systems and methods for correcting color of uncalibrated material is disclosed. Example embodiments include a system to correct color of uncalibrated material. The system may include a non-transitory computer-readable medium operatively coupled to processors. The non-transitory computer-readable medium may store instructions that, when executed cause the processors to perform a number of operations. One operation is to obtain a target image of a degraded target material with one or more objects. The degraded target material comprises degraded colors and light information corresponding to light sources in the degraded target material. Another operations is to obtain color reference data. Another operation is to identify an object in the target image that corresponds to the color reference data. Yet another operation is to correct the identified object in the target image. Another operation is to correct the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Chapman, Mehul Patel, Joseph Popp, Ty Popko, Erika Doggett