Patents Assigned to Thomson Licensing
  • Patent number: 10275933
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for rendering an object for a plurality of 3D displays. The method comprises determining one of the plurality of 3D displays to render the object according to the relationship, in a global coordinate system, the position of the object and a region defined from a user's eyes to the 3D display; and rendering the object on the determined 3D display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Lin Du, Wenjuan Song, Wei Zhou
  • Publication number: 20190110109
    Abstract: The present principles generally relate to methods, systems and apparatus for electronic program listing processing and/or display (290). In particular, the present principles relate to providing an electronic program listing (295) or the like which is capable of indicating to viewers programs with high dynamic range (HDR) content differently than programs with non-high dynamic range content. In one exemplary embodiment, one or more program representations of an electronic program listing (295) representing one or more programs available in HDR format are displayed with higher brightness or luminance level than if the programs are available in non-HDR format. This way, a viewer is able to recognize easily and quickly which programs are HDR capable and which are not, just by glancing at the electronic program listing (295).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Joel M. FOGELSON, Arden A. ASH, Krystle SWAVING, Guillaume ANDRE ROGER GOUSSARD
  • Patent number: 10229207
    Abstract: A solution for managing applications in a network is proposed. A distributed application management system receives information about a first application installed on a first device in the network and determines whether a second application is required or recommended for the first device or for a second device in the network or whether a further device is required or recommended for the network based on the received information. A device management system then informs a user about a required or recommended second application or a required or recommended further device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Dirk Van De Poel, Patrick Goemaere, Kurt Jonckheer
  • Patent number: 10207739
    Abstract: A vehicle (100) for use in the field of visual effects is provided, which has at least one adjustable dimension. The vehicle comprises a frame (101) and a plurality of wheels (110, 120, 130, 140), the wheels being adjustably attached to the frame such that the distance between a pair of wheels can be adjusted either manually or automatically. This adjustment may be a continuous adjustment. The vehicle may also comprise tracking markers which generate data in order to facilitate the production of a digital model. The vehicle may also comprise a camera (155) having a 360 degree field of view. The data captured by the camera can be used in the digital effects process to create realistic reflections of the surrounding environment on the digital model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Alistair Thompson, Ben Smith, Angus Kneale, Elia Popov
  • Patent number: 10192527
    Abstract: User interfaces for hand-held electronic devices, such as mobile telephone devices, touch tablets, personal computers (PC), remote control devices, and/or other devices, assist users with, among other things, knowing which user input elements of a device to use when the device's physical orientation changes. According to an exemplary embodiment, a hand-held device is operative to be held in normal, upside down, left tilt, and right tilt orientations. The hand-held device changes the functions corresponding to ones of a plurality of physical buttons and ones of a plurality of virtual buttons based on the device orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventor: Basil Badawiyeh
  • Patent number: 10194171
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for multi-view video coding. A video encoder includes an encoder for encoding a block in a picture by choosing between temporal prediction and cross-view prediction to enable a prediction for the block. The picture is one of a set of pictures corresponding to multi-view video content and having different view points with respect to a same or similar scene. The picture represents one of the different view points. A high-level syntax is used to indicate the use of cross-view prediction for the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Yeping Su, Peng Yin, Cristina Gomila
  • Publication number: 20190028750
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for operating a set top box are described including determining if the set top box can detect components and properties of a rendering device, detecting the components and the properties of the rendering device, prompting a user to enter a list of the components and the properties of the rendering device if the set top box cannot detect the components and the properties of the rendering device, accepting the list of the components and the properties of the rendering device from the user, compiling a system configuration file, performing a look-up of scores for the components and the properties of the rendering device, expanding the system configuration file using the scores of the look-up operation, calculating an aggregate score and entering the aggregate score into the expanded system configuration file and storing the expanded system configuration file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventor: Thomas WALSH
  • Publication number: 20190020923
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method (1100) and apparatus (702) for inhibiting the interruption of the content being consumed by a user that is provided by an entertainment system. The method (1100) and apparatus (702) of the present disclosure may detect an interruption event and determine, based on the current state of a user, whether the interruption event matches the current state of the user. If the method (1100) and apparatus (702) of the present disclosure determine that the interruption event does not match the current state of the user, the method (1100) and apparatus (702) of the present disclosure may inhibit the interruption of the content being consumed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Marc JOYE, Azin ASHKAN, Jaideep CHANDRASHEKAR, Alvita TRAN, Akshay PUSHPARAJA, Swayambhoo JAIN, Shi ZHI, JUNYANG Qian
  • Patent number: 10182183
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a refocused image from 4D raw light field data for a given focus plane value g is described. The method is executed by an electronic device and is remarkable in that it comprises determining at least one pixel value, for at least one color component, of the refocused image at coordinates (k, l)?N2. The at least one projected pixel value with coordinates comprised in a neighborhood of said coordinates (k, l), for the at least one color component is determined, weighted and updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Neus Sabater, Benoit Vandame, Matthieu Hog, Valter Drazic
  • Publication number: 20190014083
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an IP address based URL filtering method, the method comprising: sniffing a network access request message for accessing a URL; querying an IP address filtering library, to determine whether a destination IP address of the network access request message exists in the IP address filtering library; and in response a query result indicating that the destination IP address exists in the IP address filtering library, discarding the network access request message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Tianwen XU, HongLei ZHU
  • Publication number: 20190012391
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus operate by identifying a consumption profile for a user. The method and apparatus also has content being modified in view of the consumption profile and a length of time between content creation and content consumption. In the last part of the method, the modified content is transmitted and/or provided to a device or a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Brian ERIKSSON
  • Publication number: 20190007740
    Abstract: Various features described herein may be embodied in various apparatuses. An apparatus may recommend content to a viewer. The apparatus may receive a selection from the viewer of a condition to associate with the content. The condition may be included in a list of conditions displayed for the viewer. The condition may be a period of time selected by the viewer. The condition may be a weather condition selected by the viewer. The context condition may a location selected by the viewer. When the condition does not exist, the apparatus may refrain from providing the content as a recommendation for the viewer. Afterwards, the apparatus may add the content to a queue associated with the content. When the condition does exist, the apparatus may provide the content as a recommendation for the viewer. Various methods and computer-readable medium may also provide various embodiments of such features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Branislav KVETON, Subrahmanya Sandilya BHAMIDIPATI
  • Patent number: 10169683
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for classifying an object of a current image, a plurality of first landmarks representative of the shape of the object being associated with the current image, a first unique identifier being associated with each first landmark. According to the disclosure, the method includes, for at least a first landmark, a step of obtaining at least a first descriptor describing an area of the current image having the at least first selected landmark. Then, the first landmark is selected according to its first identifier, and when its first identifier corresponds to a second identifier of a second landmark, a second descriptor is used in a classifier for classifying the object. Finally, the method determines information representative of confidence of the shape according to the first descriptor and according to weighting information associated with the second descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Xavier Burgos, Nezha Kabbaj, Francois Le Clerc
  • Publication number: 20180374271
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting a main lighting direction from the input image, which corresponds to a key light. The system is operative to nm on data-parallel architectures allows for incoming light direction estimation in real-time. More particularly, the method and apparatus detect a key, or principal light direction relative to the position/orientation of an acquisition device. It method involves image analysis to find a maximum intensity value, maximal values filtering, and conversion of the input image position to a direction in space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Gael SOURIMANT, Eric HUBERT, Jean-Eudes MARVIE
  • Publication number: 20180375706
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving a reduced peak to average power ratio signal is disclosed. The method includes receiving a signal, the signal being processed prior to transmission to reduce peak to average power ratio, determining a processing mode used to reduce the peak to average power ratio of the received signal, and reducing the amplitude level for a portion of the received signal using constant modulus clipping if the processing mode includes a two-dimensional constellation extension. The apparatus includes a processing circuit that receives a signal, the signal being processed prior to transmission to reduce peak to average power ratio, and a limiter circuit that determines a processing mode used to reduce the peak to average power ratio of the received signal and reduces the amplitude level for a portion of the received signal using constant modulus clipping if the processing mode includes a two-dimensional constellation extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Anthony PESIN, Loic FONTAINE
  • Publication number: 20180376213
    Abstract: A client device interacts with an interface device to provide an identifier for multimedia content control. The identifier received from the client device is then associated with a multimedia device. The client device transmits commands associated with multimedia content access and/or controls that are then forwarded 5 to the multimedia device, making the client device compatible, for multimedia control, with the multimedia device. Multimedia control commands are executed in the multimedia device based at least partially on commands from the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventor: Thomas WALSH
  • Publication number: 20180376205
    Abstract: The present principles generally relate to augmented reality (AR) apparatuses and methods, and in particular, to an exemplary augmented reality system (100) in which content characteristics are used to affect the individual viewing experience of the content. One exemplary embodiment involves a user specified modification of the content by using an augmented reality device (125-1) to provide a preview for a parent or a guardian of a viewer, or a third-party curator of contents a time period before a potentially objectionable scene is to be shown to other viewers. A modified content (705, 1005) may be created by replacing or obscuring the objectionable content or scenes of the one or more of the original contents. The apparatus and method is employed in a system having one or more augmented reality devices (125-1-125-n) such as e.g., one or more pairs of AR glasses. The system may also include a non-AR display screen (191, 192) to display the content to one or more viewers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Urvashi OSWAL, Brian ERIKSSON, Cong Han LIM, Hasti SEIFI, Subrahmanya Sandilya BHAMIDIPATI, Shahab HAMIDI-RAD, Annamalai NATARAJAN, Paris SYMINELAKIS
  • Publication number: 20180355635
    Abstract: A lock monitoring device (10, 70, 80) comprises a sensor (101) configured to sense a rotation degree of a lock with respect to a predefined direction, a controller (103) configured to determine the status of the lock based on the sensed rotation degree from the sensor (101), and a communication module (105) configured to communicate with an external device. The controller (103) is further configured to, upon detecting a change in the status of the lock, control the communication module (105) to transmit the status of the lock to the external device. And a method and system for monitoring a lock are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Fei LU, Kai XIE
  • Publication number: 20180352257
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device of encoding a High Dynamic Range (HDR) color picture and at least one first Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) color picture, said method comprising encoding (101) a second Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) color picture obtained from the HDR color picture; According to the present disclosure, said method further comprises determining (102) at least one piece of color remapping information, from said second Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) color picture to said at least one first Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) color picture, said at least one piece of color remapping information being used to obtain an approximation of said at least one first Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) color picture from said second Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) color picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Fabrice LELEANNEC, Sebastien LASSERRE, Pierre ANDRIVON
  • Patent number: 10148452
    Abstract: The apparatus is adapted for connecting a home network with a service provider network via a broadband connection for providing Internet services and comprises a media relay for receiving a data stream of the home network in accordance with a first protocol and sending the data stream in accordance with a second protocol to the service provider network for an outgoing connection, and vice versa for an incoming connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Kristof Martens, Paul Praet, Jurgen Schoeters