Patents Examined by Daniel Tekle
  • Patent number: 10443966
    Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing video shooting guns and personal safety management applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Rabindra Chakraborty, Jay Kalra, Anupam Awasthi, Amol Awasthi
  • Patent number: 10401499
    Abstract: A laser beam projection system builds on a coherent imaging to project a tightly focused laser beam onto a remote object. Coherent flood illumination and local oscillator (LO) illumination are based on one master oscillator. The coherent flood illumination is directed toward a remote object, with a second laser beam directed onto an aimpoint on the same object. A Doppler sensor provides Doppler shift data used to produce Doppler-shifted LO illumination received by a focal plane array, together with the return flood illumination. Interference between the Doppler-shifted LO illumination and the return flood illumination facilitates imaging the object despite the velocity. The wavefront error of the flood illumined remote object image is computed and compared to the desired wavefront of the second laser beam at the aimpoint, with the difference applied to a deformable mirror to shape the second laser beam wavefront for obtaining a desired aimpoint intensity profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Joseph Marron, Maurice J. Halmos, Justin S. Grayer, Gamze Erten, David N. Sitter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10404947
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising: an association unit configured to associate coordinates on a video captured by a first camera with coordinates on a video captured by a second camera based on specific positions specified in the video captured by the first camera and in the video captured by the second camera; an input unit configured to input position information for event detection by the first camera; and a determination unit configured to determine position information for event detection by the second camera based on the position information for the event detection by the first camera and on the association made by the association unit between the coordinates on the video captured by the first camera and the coordinates on the video captured by the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiichiro Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10373376
    Abstract: A method is described for recording a video. The method comprises receiving one or more user content and then providing a 3D virtual world and a virtual camera having one or more parameters. The optimal 3D flight path of the virtual camera is then determined based on the user content and the virtual camera is then allowed to travel along the optimal 3D flight path and to record the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SKYDOOR PTE LTD
    Inventors: Roberto Mariani, Richard Claude Georges Leon Roussel
  • Patent number: 10356358
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for capturing, transcoding, and caching off-air programming at a location local to the consumer. According to certain embodiments, a device is provided that receives off-air (e.g., broadcast) and/or cable (e.g. ClearQAM) programming via one or more antennas and caches the programming in various streams having various bit rates for later viewing using, for example, Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streaming. Such a device can be incorporated in a larger system that can stream content via a data communication network (e.g., the Internet) and the device in a seamless manner. The device also can be controlled by a remote system via the data communication network, and further can be configured to stream content to a remote device via the data communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Roger Lynch, John Paul, Robert Drew Major, David Kummer
  • Patent number: 10217487
    Abstract: A method for controlling playback, includes: obtaining a video file; determining whether a subject in the video file satisfies a predefined condition of variable speed playback; and in response to determining that the subject satisfies the predefined condition of variable speed playback, playing back the video file at a variable speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Mingyong Tang, Huayijun Liu, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 10212342
    Abstract: Forward oblique blind spots of a vehicle, generated by the vehicle's front windshield pillars, are eliminated by provision of a panoramic windshield viewer system, thus allowing the driver to operate the vehicle without having his view impaired by visual obstructions that would otherwise be caused by the windshield pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Agamemnon Varonos
  • Patent number: 10175872
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for editing a media record in a terminal device of a cellular network, which editing means removing at least one portion of the original contents of the media record. The state of the editing is shown on the display of the terminal device with a pointer arrangement according to the invention. The invention also relates to a cellular network terminal device in which the method is utilized. In the terminal device the media record editing is controlled with a program application according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Mika P. Mustonen, Markku Rytivaara, Minna Karukka
  • Patent number: 10144352
    Abstract: A vision display system for a vehicle includes a rear backup camera, a driver side camera, a passenger side camera, a front camera, and a display system including a video display screen. Rear backup video images derived from image data captured by the rear backup camera may be displayed by the video display screen for no more than ten seconds after shifting of the vehicle transmission of the vehicle out of reverse gear. Upon the engine of the vehicle being first started after initial ignition on of the vehicle, priority may be given to display by the video display screen of rear backup video images. Within two seconds after shifting of the vehicle transmission of the vehicle into reverse gear, rear backup video images may be displayed by the video display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 10127942
    Abstract: A recording apparatus, including a recorder that records moving image data into a recording medium designated as a recording destination among a plurality of recording media; a reader that reads out, from the recording medium, temperature information on a current temperature of the recording medium; and a controller that controls the recorder based on a recording speed corresponding to a temperature indicated by the temperature information read out by the reader, wherein the controller controls, if a recording speed corresponding to a temperature indicated by first temperature information read out by the reader from a first recording medium designated as the recording destination during recording of the moving image data into the first recording medium is lower than a predetermined recording speed, the recorder to switch the recording destination from the first recording medium to another recording medium and continuously record the moving image data into the another recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Shigeru Yoneda
  • Patent number: 10129473
    Abstract: A video recording apparatus that is capable of reducing generation of error in a time code due to an auto-power-off function. A setting unit sets a count method by which a time code given to a video image is counted by selecting from among a plurality of count methods including a free run mode in which the time code is counted regardless of whether a video image is recording. A control unit controls so as to perform auto power off to turn off power when a predetermined condition, which includes a condition where there is no user's operation within a predetermined period, is satisfied in a mode other than the free run mode. The control unit controls so as not to turn off the power even when the predetermined condition is satisfied in the free run mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Kurumi Mori
  • Patent number: 10109315
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for automatic presentation of delayed video. During normal operation real-time video feed is sent to a digital screen for presentation and is also sent to memory for storage. When a delay trigger is issued, the system either freezes the frame presented in that instance or stores a time indicator. The system then monitors delay time and, when the delay time is reached, the system starts fetching frames from the memory, starting either from the frame immediately following the frozen frame or from the frame that was stored at the time indicator, and sends these frames to the digital screen for presentation. The system then monitors delay period and, when the delay period arrive, the system reverts to normal mode wherein real-time video feed is sent to a digital screen for presentation and is also sent to memory for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: EYESMATCH LTD
    Inventors: Ofer Saban, Nissi Vilcovsky
  • Patent number: 10090019
    Abstract: A movie editor converts a received movie into a proxy format, and creates a texture strip representing the frames of the movie. An editor can use the texture strip to edit the movie, rather than editing the movie directly. Deep tags and/or special effects can be defined for the texture strip using a graphical interface. The graphical interface enables movies to be combined into a playback product according to a control structure graphically presented in the graphical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventor: Thomas S. Gilley
  • Patent number: 10057535
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to the delivery of media content over a network. Specifically, aspects are directed to identification and/or extraction of a selected data such as a video clip from content and providing identifying information to a user to retrieve, view, and/or share the selected video clip. Aspects described herein provide the ability to identify a starting point and stopping point of a video clip on a media gateway device and generate a URL that can be used and/or shared in order to access the selected video clip. The URL may identify a stored media clip, or may contain information from which a video clip can be recreated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10038937
    Abstract: An aspect includes gathering audio feeds captured from sources at a function. Each of the audio feeds is annotated with metadata identifying a time of capture and geo-coordinates of a location of the source. An aspect also includes mapping the audio feeds to a video feed captured by a first device at the function. The video feed is annotated with metadata identifying a time of capture and geo-coordinates of locations corresponding to images in the video feed. An aspect further includes identifying geo-coordinates of a location corresponding to an image in a focal point of view of a second device, searching the database for audio feeds in which the geo-coordinates of the sources are within a defined range of the geo-coordinates of the location corresponding to the image in the focal point of view, and transmitting, to the second device, a listing of user-selectable audio feeds resulting from the searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10032482
    Abstract: A CPU extracts still images from image files recorded at predetermined time intervals among still images and moving images arbitrarily recorded in a predetermined period such as one day, and generates a time-lapse moving image by taking these extracted images as frames. That is, in addition to still images, even when a moving image file is recorded at timing corresponding to a predetermined time interval, a frame at the timing corresponding to the predetermined time interval in the moving image file is extracted, and adopted as a frame of a time-lapse moving image to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10026446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to data application technologies in the field of video surveillance, and discloses an intelligent playback method for video records based on a motion information and an apparatus thereof. The method comprises the following steps: searching for all motion detection additional information conforming to a time period of a playback request in a hard disc, and storing the motion detection additional information as a motion information in a motion information linked list in terms of a time sequence; obtaining a current playback mode and a current playback time, and looking up a nearest motion information under the current playback mode and the current playback time from the motion information linked list; matching the found nearest motion information with the current playback time; controlling a playback speed according to a matching result, so as to implement an automatic control of an intelligent playback speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Zhicheng Li, Hualiang Chen, Chenghua Sun
  • Patent number: 10026449
    Abstract: According to a preferred aspect of the invention, there is provided a system and method that allows a user to implement dynamic video editing in real time during the recording of a video. The user chooses a theme and associated styles/effects, etc., which are immediately applied to the video as it is recorded so that results are visible as soon as the recording is finished. The associated music defines the recording time of the video and changes in the character of the music are used to select effect markers positions at which the user will be able to apply or implement effects. The inventive system handles the selection, definition, implementation and placement of effects by the user and applies those effects in real time which provides an output at the conclusion of the recording that is immediately available for further use or distribution by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Tilman Herberger, Titus Tost
  • Patent number: 10008237
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure help to automatically generate video selected from multiple video sources using intelligent sensor processing, thereby providing viewers with a unique and rich viewing experience quickly and inexpensively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Anatole M. Lokshin, David J. Lokshin
  • Patent number: 9998783
    Abstract: A network digital video recording (nDVR) system may take into account the capabilities of a requesting user's local DVR when managing network recordings. The user's local DVR may include a temporary buffer that is normally used to record what the DVR is tuned to, and may be used for local trickplay functionality such as pausing live television. The nDVR features described herein may track the usage of the user's temporary DVR buffer, and use that in determining what to stream in response to a user's playback request. The nDVR system can also determine if the user's local DVR has an unused tuner at a time of a program recording, and can instruct the user's local DVR to also tune to the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Walker, Bruce Bradley, Thomas Day, Robert Gaydos, John Leddy, Weidong Mao