Patents Assigned to Disney Enterprises, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10288991
    Abstract: A paint composition comprises a carrier material, a plurality of ambient light absorbing pigment particles dispersed in the carrier material comprising a component that absorbs predetermined visible wavelengths, and a plurality of fluorescent pigment particles dispersed in the carrier material, wherein the fluorescent pigment particles emit a first color and the paint composition emits a second color different from the first color when illuminated by an ultraviolet light source. The paint composition can act as a video projection surface with usable screen gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Joseph, Steven A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10292002
    Abstract: There is provided a media device for use in a system including a plurality of speakers. The media device includes a memory configured to store a software application, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute the software application to transmit one or more audio calibration signals to the plurality of speakers for emission of sounds by the plurality of speakers in an environment, receive, from a user device, information relating to a detection of the one or more audio calibration signals detected by the user device, and analyze the information received from the user device to determine how the sounds travel in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mehul Patel
  • Publication number: 20190139281
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to presenting a more realistic augmented reality view on a video see-through display of a device by configuring the device such that the displayed image of the real world substantially matches what would be perceived by the user if the display were not present. This may be implemented by determining one or more of: a distance from the user's eyes to the display of the device, and an angular offset between the optical axis of a rear camera of the device and the user's visual field, and using the determined distance and/or angular offset to adjust the image that is displayed to the user. The image that is displayed to the user may be adjusted by optically or digitally zooming the rear camera of the device. It may also be adjusted by tilting the rear camera or by digitally translating the displayed video feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: STEVEN M. CHAPMAN, JOSEPH POPP, MEHUL PATEL, CALIS AGYEMANG
  • Patent number: 10284907
    Abstract: A device, system, and method generates augmentations for an enhanced display. The method performed at an enhancement server includes receiving device data from a plurality of client devices associated with respective users attending an event at a venue, the client devices configured to capture data associated with the event in the venue. The method includes determining a first client device of the client devices in which an augmentation is to be shown based on the device data. The method includes determining a second client device of the client devices that captured second data corresponding to the augmentation. The method includes facilitating an exchange of the second data with the first client device, the second data being used to augment the first data by generating an enhanced data based on the first and second data for presentation to a first user associated with the first client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Smadar Gefen
  • Patent number: 10284883
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture to perform an operation comprising providing rundown data for a live video broadcast in a rundown system, transmitting the rundown data to a first device, wherein the rundown data is outputted based on a format template for the first device, determining that the rundown data for the live video broadcast has been modified in the rundown system, transmitting the modified rundown data to the first device, and outputting the modified rundown data via the first device and based on the format template for the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan N. Kurani, Joel R. Fredericks, Rabindra Mukraj, Michael J. Strein, Timothy M. Larkin
  • Patent number: 10279272
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program product to perform an operation comprising defining a plurality of associations between each of a plurality of triggers and a respective event, of a plurality of events, monitoring a communication in a virtual environment between a first user represented by a first avatar and a second user represented by a second avatar, the communication having an explicit meaning to the first and second users, determining that the communication has a predefined meaning between the first user and the second user, determining that the communication is defined as a first trigger, of the plurality of triggers, based on the communication having the predefined meaning, identifying a first association, of the plurality of associations, between the first trigger and a first event, of the plurality of events, and triggering the first event in the virtual environment based on the first association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Hoomani, John Crocker
  • Patent number: 10282882
    Abstract: Techniques for simulating interactions using an augmented reality device. A visual scene is captured using a camera device. The visual scene depicts of a first physical object within a physical environment. A dynamic interaction is simulated between the first physical object and one or more virtual objects and velocity of a first virtual object resulting from the simulated dynamic interaction is calculated. A predefined behavior for a virtual character to perform is selected in response to the dynamic interaction. The virtual character is distinct from the first virtual object, and the selection is based on the calculated velocity. A sequence of frames is rendered. The sequence of frames depicts the dynamic interaction between the first physical object and the virtual objects, and further depicts a representation of the virtual character performing the determined behavior. The sequence of frames is output for display using one or more display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sumner, Kenneth J. Mitchell, Rafael C. Hostettler, Stelian Coros
  • Patent number: 10275934
    Abstract: A video rendering system includes a field-of-view detector, a display, and a computing platform including a hardware processor and a memory storing a multi-viewpoint video rendering software code. The hardware processor executes the multi-viewpoint video rendering software code to parameterize visible surfaces in a scene to define multiple texels for each visible surface, precompute one or more illumination value(s) for each texel of each visible surface, and for each texel of each visible surface, store the illumination value(s) in a cache assigned to the texel. In addition, the multi-viewpoint video rendering software code receives a perspective data from the field-of-view detector identifying one of multiple permissible perspectives for viewing the scene, and renders the scene on the display in real-time with respect to receiving the perspective data, based on the identified perspective and using one or more of the illumination value(s) precomputed for each texel of each visible surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Novak, Christopher Schroers, Fabrice Pierre Armand Rousselle, Matthias Fauconneau, Alexander Sorkine Hornung
  • Patent number: 10272342
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention broadly contemplate a location based rewards distribution system. Various embodiments of the invention provide rewards, for example video game unlock codes, based on a user physically visiting a specific physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Dutilly, Michael Jacob, Greg McBride
  • Patent number: 10272652
    Abstract: A sheet of heat shrink laminated composite for use creating repair patches for repairing or building up a surface formed of a composite material such as fiberglass-reinforced plastic. The sheet includes first and second layers of a heat-curable adhesive. The sheet includes a reinforcement layer sandwiched between the first and second layers of the adhesive. The sheet further includes a pressure application layer, which is formed of a heat-activated shrink wrap film, abutting an outer surface of the first layer of the adhesive. The reinforcement layer may include a sheet of a porous fabric or cloth, which may be fibers of carbon or glass such as unidirectional e-glass fibers. The adhesive is cured when heated to a temperature in a curing temperature range, and the shrink wrap film is activated when heated to a temperature in an activation temperature range that overlaps the curing temperature range of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Laurel Lindsey Skaggs, Mark E. Tripp, Mark Alan Naylor
  • Patent number: 10271038
    Abstract: An image capture device includes a lens that receives light. Further, the image capture device includes an optical beam splitter that receives the light from the lens. In addition, the image capture device includes an image sensor that receives a first portion of the light from the optical beam splitter. The image capture device also includes a plenoptic lens that receives a second portion of the light from the optical beam splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard Lukk
  • Patent number: 10268969
    Abstract: A process and computer program product to record performance related data for a plurality of entertainment performances having a plurality of audiences. Further, the process and computer program product determine external data that is associated with the plurality of audiences and/or environmental factors corresponding to locations of the plurality of entertainment performances. In addition, the process and computer program product annotate the performance related data with the external data to generate annotated performance related data. The process and computer program product also train an artificial intelligence system based upon the annotated performance related data. The process and computer program product generate, at the artificial intelligence performance instructions to provide a performance. Further, the process and computer program product provide, from the artificial intelligence system to a performance device, the performance instructions to provide a performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Snoddy, Alfredo Ayala, Daniel Pike, Mike Fusco, Douglas Fidaleo
  • Patent number: 10266001
    Abstract: A process provides two or more strands of rope formed of a fibrous matrix material. Further, the process threads the strands singly and in parallel under tension into a coating container. In addition, the process applies a curable fluid matrix to at least some of the strands. The process also draws the strands through a constricting orifice to bond them together along their length to form a composite rope. Further, the process cures the composite rope to form a rigid structure. An apparatus comprises an armature, a wire mesh that is operably attached to the armature, and an epoxy coated rope that is operably attached to the wire mesh. The epoxy coated rope comprises glass fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Porter
  • Patent number: 10269158
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) representations of digital content entitlements owned by a user are provided. An AR or VR environment is generated in which the AR or VR representations are presented to simulate a physical collection of media. The user is allowed to interact with the AR or VR representations, thereby triggering one or more actions, such as presentation of the corresponding digital content, presentation of additional, related content, presentation of an option to engage in a purchase transaction for related content or products, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Josiah Eatedali, Benjamin F. Havey
  • Patent number: 10270945
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for an interactive synchronization of multiple videos. An example system includes a memory storing a first video and a second video, the first video including first video clips and the second video including second video clips. The system further includes a processor configured to calculate a histogram based on a number of features that are similar between the first video clips and the second video clips, generate a cost matrix based on the histogram, generate a first graph that includes first nodes based on the cost matrix, compute a path through the graph using the nodes, and align the first video with the second video using the path, where the path corresponds to playback speeds for the first video and the second video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Wang, Christopher Schroers, Henning Zimmer, Alexander Sorkine Hornung, Markus Gross
  • Patent number: 10265610
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for transmitting information using modulated magnetic fields. A system comprises a transmitter having a first magnetic field source for transmitting a first modulated magnetic field to a receiver for decoding and a field controller coupled to the first magnetic field source for controlling the first modulated magnetic field. The system can further include a receiver having a first magnetometer configured to detect the first modulated magnetic field produced by the first magnetic field source and a decoder coupled to the first magnetometer for interpreting the first modulated magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Harout Jarchafjian, Lanny Smoot, Robert Michel
  • Patent number: 10269172
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a system for rendering a volume includes a computing platform having a hardware processor, and a system memory storing a volume rendering software code. The hardware processor is configured to execute the volume rendering software code to receive data characterizing a volume to be rendered and to decompose the volume into a first volume portion and a second volume portion. The hardware processor is further configured to execute the volume rendering software code to perform a first tracking of a light ray in the first volume portion to determine a first interaction distance of the light ray in the first volume portion, perform a second tracking of the light ray in the second volume portion to determine a second interaction distance of the light ray in the second volume portion, and render the volume based on the shorter of the first and second interaction distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Kutz, Ralf Habel, Yining Karl Li
  • Patent number: 10265621
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for distinguishing user movements in an immersive play environment. A first tracking device is provided that measures first tracking data. A second tracking device is also provided to measure second tracking data. A controller device is also provided to receive tracking data from the second tracking device. The second tracking device measures movement of a user by receiving the first tracking data from the first tracking device and determining third tracking data movement based on a combination of the first tracking data and the second tracking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Joseph L. Olson, Eric C. Haseltine
  • Patent number: 10269356
    Abstract: There is provided a system comprising a microphone, configured to receive an input speech from an individual, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter to convert the input speech to digital form and generate a digitized speech, a memory storing an executable code and an age estimation database, a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive the digitized speech, identify a plurality of boundaries in the digitized speech delineating a plurality of phonemes in the digitized speech, extract a plurality of formant-based feature vectors from each phoneme in the digitized speech based on at least one of a formant position, a formant bandwidth, and a formant dispersion, compare the plurality of formant-based feature vectors with age determinant formant-based feature vectors of the age estimation database, determine the age of the individual when the comparison finds a match in the age estimation database, and communicate an age-appropriate response to the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Rita Singh, Jill Fain Lehman
  • Patent number: 10271005
    Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to monitoring state information for one or more events across one or more platforms associated with a user account, and providing event information appropriate for an electronic device to a the electronic device for display to a user associated with the user account. The user may provide inputs related to one or more of the events via the electronic device, and the inputs may be transmitted to one or more platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Prestenback, Evan Tahler