Patents Assigned to France Telecom
  • Patent number: 10051283
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for predicting a movement vector (MVp1) of a partition (P1) of a current image (IN) from a plurality of n reference movement vectors associated respectively with n reference partitions that have been previously encoded and decoded. For a spatial prediction of one such vector, when the geometric shape of the current partition is different from that of k adjacent reference partitions (pr1, pr2, . . . prk), with k?n, the movement vector of the current image partition is determined from a function of at least one reference movement vector belonging to a set of k reference movement vectors associated respectively with k adjacent reference partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Joel Jung, Guillaume Laroche, Jean Marc Thiesse
  • Patent number: 9756357
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for encoding a sequence of images by predicting at least one current image by forward motion compensation from at least one reference image. Prediction implements, for at least one current block of the current image: forward projection of a block of the reference image on the current image, delivering a projected block at least partially overlapping the current block; partitioning the current block delivering a sub-block at least partially overlapped by at least one projected block; and at least one iteration of the following steps for at least one overlapped sub-block: checking that the overlapped sub-block complies with a predetermined allotting criterion; with a positive check, allotting, to the overlapped sub-block, one of the projected motion vectors; and with a negative check, and so long as a predetermined minimum size is not reached for the overlapped sub-block: partitioning of the overlapped sub-block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Isabelle Amonou, Stéphane Pateux, Nathalie Cammas
  • Patent number: 9746927
    Abstract: A method to provide a user interface, the method may be controlled by one or more controllers and may include one or more acts of obtaining image information from a sequence of images of a user; analyzing the image information to recognize the user; recognizing first and second reference objects at least one of which corresponding with respective body parts of the user from the image information; determining whether a first reference object has been placed over or is within a threshold scaled distance of a second reference object; calculating an interaction time between the first reference object and the second reference object when it is determined that the first reference object has been placed over or is within the threshold scaled distance of the second reference object; comparing the interaction time with a threshold reference time; and performing an action in accordance with results of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Sheshadri Amathnadu, Adam Odessky
  • Patent number: 9673997
    Abstract: A call is managed between a network and a telecommunications system (10) including a gateway (13), one or more interface devices (14-16) each of which can be connected to the gateway, and one or more sensors (17A, 17B) of information relating to the respective environments of the interface devices. The sensor senses information relating to the respective environments of the interface devices. Then, as a function of the sensed information, an interface device is selected. Finally, the selected interface device is connected with the gateway to enable a call between the selected interface device and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Thibaud Flury, Vincent Devin, Jérôme Pierson
  • Patent number: 9632688
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for sharing a media content displayed in a window of the touch input interface of a first electronic device with at least one second electronic device. The first electronic device includes a processor controlling the touch input interface. The method is carried out by the processor and includes the acts of enabling displacement of the window in response to capturing a first touch input indicative of an initiation of a transfer, capturing a continuous touch input across the interface from an initial position in the window, displacing the window with each additional touch input of the continuous touch input, sending an activation message that the media content is to be played on the second device when determining that the window is within a given distance of a virtual representation of the second electronic device on the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Hyacinthe Briand, Bosco So, Asha Vellaikal, Gabriel Sidhom, Georges Nahon
  • Patent number: 9635543
    Abstract: A negotiation method and server are provided for delivery of a service to a terminal. Also provided are a method for configuring a terminal and a terminal using the method. In particular, the methods and apparatus relate to interfaces for interaction with services available to users of a service. The negotiation method includes sending to the terminal of a set of proposals for interactions with a delivery component of the service capable of enabling the terminal to indicate to the delivery component that the terminal accepts at least one proposal from the set of interaction proposals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventor: Jean-Sébastien Meurisse
  • Patent number: 9626498
    Abstract: A system of authorizing access to a resource including a processor obtaining sensor information related to at least two users from one or more sensors, the sensor information including one or more of image information and proximity information of each of the at least two users. Further, an act of identifying current gestures is performed for each of the at least two users in accordance with the sensor information. The current gestures may be compared with pre-stored gesture information related to predetermined gestures and an order of the predetermined gestures. Further, access to the resource may be authorized when it is determined that the current gestures are in accordance with the predetermined gestures and the order of the predetermined gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Julian Gay, Adam Odessky
  • Patent number: 9619830
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for populating an electronic device registered for a user with applications from an application platform that the electronic device is operating with. The method is carried out by an application recommendation node. The method includes the acts of collecting a user profile for the user and an identifier for the electronic device, selecting a list of applications from the application platform based on the user profile, associating the list of applications with the identifier, receiving notification of a first presentation of the identifier following the association, and pushing the list of applications to the electronic device corresponding to the identifier following the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Srinivas Chervirala, Satya Mallya, Wencheng Li
  • Patent number: 9619498
    Abstract: A indexing engine and method are provided for operating an indexing engine that parses and indexes data created by a set of users associated with a business entity on a database while interacting with a service associated to the database, the method comprising: monitoring the users' interactions with the database related to a creation of new data by one or more of the users over a predefined period of time when using the service; monitoring service availability during these interactions over the same predefined period of time; and changing an indexing frequency based on both parameters associated with the monitoring of the users' interactions and the service usage conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Julian Gay, Dominic Lee, Pylyp Nuzhnyi
  • Patent number: 9602333
    Abstract: A DNS server (110) and to a method of managing a DNS request, the method comprising receiving (E2) a DNS request for accessing a remote application (104B) accessible via a gateway (106B) and sending (E3) a DNS response including the IP address of the gateway (106B), the method further comprising a verification for determining whether a port range identifier is stored in the DNS server (110) in association with the IP address of the gateway (106B), and if so, the identifier is inserted in the DNS response before sending the DNS response. The invention also provides a method of transmitting data from a first gateway (106A) to a second gateway (106B), a method of transmitting data from a gateway (106B) to a server (102B) of a local network (LAN_B), and the gateways (106A, 106B) for performing such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Grimault, Mohammed Kassi Lahlou
  • Patent number: 9560376
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for processing movement information relating to a regular image of a sequence of images. The method includes: a step of building a list including at least one expected piece of movement information and at least one unexpected piece of movement information; a first step of associating expected movement information with movement information according to a first rule for optimizing the cost of encoding the movement information to be encoded; a second step of associating each unexpected piece of movement information not associated during the first association step with movement information to be encoded, identified among the pieces of movement information of the list, according to a second rule which aims to ensure that each piece of movement information is associated with a single piece of movement information to be encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Joël Jung, Julien Le Tanou, Jean-Marc Thiesse
  • Patent number: 9558021
    Abstract: A method is provided for downloading and running a non-native application designed for a source operating system (OS) on a target device having a target OS, the method includes: connecting the target device to a source device having the application in a paring operation; transferring a shareable provisional profile containing characteristics related to the application, including information on the source OS needed to run the application from the source device to the target device; and obtaining the source OS on the target device. Once the source OS is present on the target device, the method downloads the application from the source device to the target device, executes the source OS as a virtual machine on the target device, and runs the application within the source OS virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventor: James Li
  • Patent number: 9521168
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for management of registrations in an IMS network. The method includes: creating, for a given public identity, at least two registration queues, each one being associated with a registration policy; receiving a registration message sent by a terminal having the public identity; and assigning one of the registration queues to the terminal on the basis of a field included in the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventor: Bertrand Bouvet
  • Patent number: 9516331
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for encapsulating a plurality of data substreams encoded in a bit stream, wherein the encoded data substream is obtained by entropy encoding of a symbol subsequence representing an image or a series of images. The method includes grouping data substreams into substream pairs according to an iterative traversal order predetermined from the plurality of substreams, and on the basis of a pair of the substreams, obtaining a symmetrical pair by reversing a data order making up the second substream of the pair. The obtained pairs are then concatenated within a sequence. The binary stream is created by encapsulating the sequence and information related to a number of substreams and related to the sizes of pairs of symmetrical substreams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Isabelle Amonou, Nathalie Cammas, Stéphane Pateux, Stéphanie Relier
  • Patent number: 9497042
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided. The method is carried out by a notification engine, for delivering to a user equipment a group of incoming notifications from at least one application running on the user equipment. The application running on the user equipment is registered on the notification engine. The method includes: defining at least one criterion for delivering notifications, buffering the incoming notifications, and delivering according to the criterion a group of previously buffered notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Long Lam, Richard Tucker, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 9489961
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling the shaping of encoding noise during the ADPCM encoding of a digital audio input signal. The noise-shaping is carried out through the use of feedback that comprises filtering noise. The method includes the following steps: obtaining a parameter for indicating a high spectral dynamic range of the signal, the parameter indicating a risk of instability of the feedback; detecting a risk of instability by comparing the indication parameter to at least one predetermined threshold; limiting the feedback in the event that a risk of instability is detected; and gradually reactivating the feedback over a predetermined number of frames subsequent to the current frame for which the feedback is limited. Also provided is an encoder with feedback, including a control module implementing the control method as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Stéphane Ragot, Balazs Kovesi, Alain Le Guyader
  • Patent number: 9489118
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for enabling drag and drop targets of a first object onto one of a plurality of second objects in a graphical user interface (GUI), each object being characterized by a respective size. The method includes receiving a drag input on the first object, determining one or more second objects onto which the first object may is likely to be dropped using at least the received drag input, and altering the size of the first object based on the determined one or more second objects respective sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Alain Saas, Hyacinthe Briand
  • Patent number: 9478926
    Abstract: A multi-access RJ45 adaptor is provided, which includes an RJ45 plug, at least two RJ45 sockets, and a mobile piece that can move between the at least two RJ45 sockets. The mobile piece is configured to allow insertion of an RJ45 plug into any of the RJ45 sockets and simultaneously to prevent the insertion of another RJ45 plug into the other of the RJ45 sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Hervé Le Cozic, Pierrick Guillas, Olivier Bouffant
  • Patent number: 9473640
    Abstract: A transmission process and device are provided for transmitting an enriched audio or audiovisual message. The process includes converting enriching information configured to enrich the content of an initial audio or audiovisual message and processing information linked to the enriching information into at least one multimedia insertion message, inserting the multimedia insertion message at least into the audio or visual content of the initial message so as to create an enriched message, and transmitting the enriched message via a communications system from the transmission device to at least one receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Ghislain Moncomble, Jean-Pierre Julien
  • Patent number: 9451280
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for encoding an image sequence. The method includes the following steps, for at least one group of blocks of an image: determining, for each block, at least one parameter characteristic of said block; forming at least one cluster including the blocks having at least one similar characteristic parameter; encoding the blocks of said cluster, the similar characteristic parameter(s) associated with said cluster being encoded only once; encoding the blocks that do not belong to any cluster, the characteristic parameter(s) associated with each of said blocks not being encoded; generating a data stream; and inserting into said stream, at least one piece of information on the partitioning of the group(s), in order to identify the outer block(s) within a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: FRANCE TELECOM
    Inventors: Nathalie Cammas, Isabelle Amonou, Stéphane Pateux