Patents Examined by Daquan Zhao
  • Patent number: 11375151
    Abstract: A configuration is implemented that converts MMT format data to MPEG-2 TSV format data for recording onto medium, thereby permitting copy control in compliance with the initial copy control information. MMT format data with copy control information set therein is input and converted to MPEG-2 TS format data for re-cording onto information recording medium. The copy control information recorded in the service description table (MH-SDT) stipulated by the MMT format is acquired and, in accordance with predetermined conversion rules, used to generate the copy control information for recording to the program map table (PMT) stipulated by the MPEG-2 TS. For example, the EPN and CCI values to be recorded to the PMT are determined in accordance with the conversion rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Uchimura, Kenjiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 11363185
    Abstract: Methods, Systems, and Devices are disclosed for using drone imaging to capture images. Capture instructions are provided to a drone device to aid in image capture. The capture instructions may include factors-of-interest. The factors-of-interest may include subject faces derived from a collection of images stored at a user device such as a cell phone. The factors-of-interest may also include information derived from images associated with an event, geographical and temporal information associated with the event and social graph information received from a social network and used to determine subject faces to target for image capture by the drone device. The factors-of-interest may also include current geographical location information of one or more friends identified in the social graph. This information may also be used to locate subjects for image capture. The social graph information may also be used to distribute any images captured to subjects appearing in those images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ikorongo Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Hugh Blake Svendsen
  • Patent number: 11363286
    Abstract: A method of video operations includes generating derivative byproducts related to encoded video captured of a scene, initializing a first operation based on the encoded video, and initializing a second operation different from the first operation based on the derivative byproducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Francois Morin
  • Patent number: 11355153
    Abstract: A method for generating a loop video comprises: obtaining an input video including multiple frames with a first frame, with each of frames having multiple pixels; extracting a moving object corresponding to a moving pixel region in the first frame with the moving pixel region having at least two pixels; inputting multiple candidate periods to a target function respectively to calculate multiple errors of the moving pixel region; determining a start frame and a loop period of the moving pixel region for each error, with the loop period being associated with one of the candidate periods; generating multiple output frames according to start frames and loop periods; and generating an output frame sequence from the output frames according to a loop parameter, wherein the output frame sequence corresponds to the loop video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ke-Min Hu, Wei-Chao Chen, Trista Pei-Chun Chen, Yung-Yu Chuang
  • Patent number: 11343464
    Abstract: When one or multiple video files that correspond to at least a part of preset sections are read out from a storage unit, a length of time of a section overlap, which represents a time slot that overlaps the section among from one or more time slots over which the read video file(s) are recorded, is calculated, and the video file(s) that corresponds to the time code contained in the section overlap having been subjected to calculation are clipped and stored in a predetermined storage area, the medical video processing system can carry out, when the length of time of the section overlap (for example, 32 minutes and 10 seconds) exceeds a predetermined length of time (for example 30 minutes), a shortening process that shortens the length of time of the video file(s) to be stored in the predetermined storage area, down to a predetermined length of time or shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MEDI PLUS INC.
    Inventors: Naoya Sugano, Minsu Kwon
  • Patent number: 11336911
    Abstract: Provided is an image data processing method for preventing decrease of a decoding processing capability of an image processing device even if the image processing device is included in a game machine on which many moving pictures having low resolutions are displayed. First, decoding processing is designed (step S1). For example, it is designed in such a manner that a moving picture X is singly processed and that a moving picture Y and a moving picture Z having low vertical resolutions can be combined together to be subjected to decoding processing. Subsequently, each of the moving picture X, the moving picture Y, and the moving picture Z is encoded (step S2). Next, encoded data of the moving picture X is singly decoded, and the moving picture X is restored and displayed on a display unit of the image processing device at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AXELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Morishige, Kazuki Kyakuno, Wataru Yokozeki
  • Patent number: 11335382
    Abstract: A decoding system decodes a video stream, which is encoded video information. The decoding system includes an attribute information acquirer that acquires first attribute information, indicating whether a dynamic range of luminance of the video stream is a first dynamic range or a second dynamic range that is wider than the first dynamic range, and a decoder that acquires the video steam and generates decoded video information. The decoding system also includes an outputter that, in a case where the first attribute information indicates the second dynamic range, outputs the decoded video information and maximum luminance information indicating a maximum luminance of the video stream in accordance with the second dynamic range. Further, in other cases, the outputter outputs the decoded video information and maximum luminance information indicating the maximum luminance of all pictures in the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma, Tomoki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11315605
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, a device, and a computer program product for storing and providing a video. A method for storing a video is provided, including: acquiring frame storage information in a to-be-stored video, the frame storage information including information related to storage of a plurality of frames in the video; converting the video into a plurality of data blocks based on the frame storage information; and converting the frame storage information into a streaming media index file to characterize the video in association with the plurality of data blocks. Embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a method for providing a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Qin Liu, Jie Liu
  • Patent number: 11308991
    Abstract: An image capture device for recording HDR (high dynamic range) image data obtained through image capture performs control so as to, when encoding HDR image data obtained by capturing an image with an image sensor, divide part of the HDR image data corresponding to a coding area to be encoded into a plurality of divided HDR image data, encode each of the plurality of divided HDR image data by using encoding means, and record the plurality of divided HDR image data that are encoded on a recording medium in a predetermined recording format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenobu Akiyoshi, Toru Kobayashi, Akihiro Tanabe
  • Patent number: 11295782
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for editing video clips. The method includes displaying a preview of a video clip through a user interface. The method also includes adding a timed element to the video clip through the user interface. The method also includes adjusting a timing for the timed element through an adjustable timeline, the adjustable timeline based on a length of the video clip. The method also includes adjusting a location of the timed element in the video clip. The method also includes finalizing the video clip to include the timed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Junsik Kim, Martin A. Ortega, Ian McIntyre Silber, Hyun Woo Jung
  • Patent number: 11297263
    Abstract: A multimedia file and methods of generating, distributing and using the multimedia file are described. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple video tracks, multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitle tracks, data that can be used to generate a menu interface to access the contents of the file and ‘meta data’ concerning the contents of the file. Multimedia files in accordance with several embodiments of the present invention also include references to video tracks, audio tracks, subtitle tracks and ‘meta data’ external to the file. One embodiment of a multimedia file in accordance with the present invention includes a series of encoded video frames and encoded menu information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Braness, Jerome Rota, Eric William Grab, Jerald Donaldson, Heather Hitchcock, Damien Chavarria, Michael John Floyd, Brian T. Fudge, Adam H. Li
  • Patent number: 11275496
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the movement of objects, structures, models of structures, cables and the like provides for the acquisition of images with an optical sensing device such as a video camera fixedly mounted at a selected distance from the item studied, in which the images are arranged into frames divided into pixels which are characterized by an intensity reflected or emitted over a selected time interval, and a data processing system to calculate a physical displacement as function of time of the item being studied or a portion of the item being studied based on an output from the video camera, and in some embodiments the system visually distinguishes one or more locations in the frame to indicate a difference in the phase of motion for multiple objects appearing in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: RDI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Hay
  • Patent number: 11262103
    Abstract: A system and method for localization and calibration of a heliostat is disclosed. The system comprises a controller and a camera configured to acquire images of a plurality of heliostats. The controller and camera are configured to acquire a first image of the plurality of heliostats, move one of the plurality of heliostats, acquire a second image of the plurality of heliostats, generate a difference image by subtracting the second image from the first image, identify the heliostat that was moved based on the difference image, and calibrate the position or orientation of the heliostat based on the difference image. The difference image is generated by pixel-wise subtraction of the second image from the first image. The pixel-wise subtraction exposes the heliostat and enables the calibration of the position and/or orientation of known heliostat positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HELIOGEN, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Sonn, William Gross
  • Patent number: 11265624
    Abstract: A system including a server, a first terminal and a second terminal, where the server is configured to: send video content to the first terminal and the second terminal, respectively, where the video content includes a first hot clip and a second hot clip; send a first tag of the first hot clip to the first terminal; and send a second tag of the second hot clip to the second terminal; the first terminal is configured to display the first tag on a play time axis of the video content, where the first tag is located in a first location of the play time axis; and the second terminal is configured to display the second tag on the play time axis of the video content, where the second tag is located in a second location of the play time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengfei Zhou, Yinyan Tan, Fangshan Wang
  • Patent number: 11259098
    Abstract: Described are method and system embodiments for monitoring segmentation messages of a digital video stream. In some embodiments, a method is performed at an electronic device with a display and operated by a user. The method includes monitoring the digital video stream for segmentation messages and detecting a segmentation message in the digital video stream. Then, a validity of the detected segmentation message is determined based on a previously-detected segmentation message. The user is notified of the determined validity of the segmentation message using the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Adam Frederick Semcken
  • Patent number: 11256078
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a method of continuously scanning with a localization microscope. The method includes: modifying a position of a sample relative to a field of view (FOV) of the localization microscope to capture a plurality of image frames of the sample, each captured image frame having a limited FOV; acquiring image frames with the localization microscope during at least one position modification; determining a set of localization position coordinates for at least one localizable object in the sample within at least one image frame of the plurality of image frames; determining one or more field of view (FOV) position coordinates for the at least one image frame; and modifying the set of localization position coordinates based on the one or more FOV position coordinates to produce a collection of coordinates covering a larger spatial region than the at least one image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Andrew Barentine, Joerg Bewersdorf
  • Patent number: 11252327
    Abstract: A method for processing video data is performed by a data processing unit (DPU). The method includes identifying, by the DPU of an edge device, a contextual stitching trigger event; in response to identifying the contextual stitching trigger event: identifying video data chunks, contextual metadata, indexing metadata, and authentication and authorization (AA) metadata associated with the contextual stitching trigger event; generating a virtual blob based on the video data chunks, contextual metadata, indexing metadata, and authentication and authorization AA metadata; making a first determination that a playback request is obtained from a user, wherein the playback request comprises user authentication information; and in response to the first determination: making a second determination that the user authentication information matches the AA metadata; and in response to the second determination; encoding the video data chunks into a single stream and initiating playback for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ravikanth Chaganti, Dharmesh M. Patel
  • Patent number: 11249295
    Abstract: Certain configurations are described of methods and systems that can be used to image three-dimensional objects such as biological cells, biological tissues or biological organisms. The methods and systems can image the three-dimensional objects at reduced imaging times and with reduced data volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: PERKINELMER CELLULAR TECHNOLOGIES GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: S Chris Hinnah, Kaupo Palo, Olavi Ollikainen, Thomas Steinkamp, Hartwig Preckel
  • Patent number: 11244488
    Abstract: A video processing device includes: an object detector configured to detect an object included in a video so that a type of the object can be identified; an event detector configured to detect a focusing event which occurs to the detected object; a masking target setter configured to simultaneously set all objects of a selected type as masking targets, and to exclude from the masking targets, one or more objects to which occurrence of the selected focusing event has been detected by the event detector; and a masking process controller configured to generate a masking-processed video in which each video area which corresponds to the object set as the masking target by the masking target setter, has been changed to a masking image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Watanabe, Takeshi Fujimatsu
  • Patent number: 11234088
    Abstract: One example may include a method that includes receiving, at a server, a data set from one or more mobile devices located in a presentation space, combining the received data set with additional data to create a combined data set, creating a presentation signal based on the combined data set, subtracting a portion of one or more of the data set and the additional data set from the combined data set to create a modified presentation signal, forwarding the modified presentation signal to one or more of a display and a loudspeaker located in the presentation space, and playing the modified presentation signal via one or more of the loudspeaker and the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Biamp Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas William Metzar, Richard S. Juszkiewicz, Matthew V. Kotvis, Jason E. Damori