Patents Examined by Girumsew Wendmagegn
  • Patent number: 11663826
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for data processing and video cover generation. The method for video cover generation comprises: receiving a video for processing, a processing request for the video, and a video cover generation condition; segmenting the video based on the processing request to obtain a sequence of target clips; scoring target clips in the sequence of target clips based on a pre-configured algorithm to obtain scores for the target clips; after weighting the scores of target clips satisfying the video cover generation condition, weighting the scores of target clips associated with a video category of the video; and generating, based on a weighting process result, a personalized video cover attracting more user attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Zhurong Xia, Shiwei Zhang, Zhiyuan Geng
  • Patent number: 11657851
    Abstract: A system for remote editing of a file includes a database including a plurality of source media content files and a content host configured to generate a first proxy for at least a portion of a first one of the source media content files, the first proxy including data sufficient to enable a remote user device to identify a portion of content of the first source media content file to be included in a generated clip, the content host configured to receive from the remote user device a request to create the generated clip from the first source media content file, the request indicating parameters defining, based on the data in the first proxy, the portion of the first source media content file to be included in the generated clip, the content host configured to create the generated clip based on the parameters indicated in the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Rohit Nair
  • Patent number: 11650405
    Abstract: A microscope for computational microscopic layer separation may include an imaging device that includes a lens and an image sensor, an illumination system for illuminating a sample, and an actuator to adjust an axial position of a focal plane with respect to the sample. The microscope may also include a processor operatively coupled to the imaging device and the illumination system. The processor may be configured to measure, using the image sensor and the illumination system, optical aberrations of the imaging device at the axial position, and determine whether to adjust the focal plane with respect to the sample in response to the one or more optical aberrations. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SCOPIO LABS LTD.
    Inventors: Ben Leshem, Eran Small, Erez Na'aman, Ittai Madar
  • Patent number: 11646062
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a video editing UI control apparatus. A video editing UI control apparatus according to the present disclosure may include: an editing UI display unit for visually displaying an editing UI comprising a play head and a clip movement control UI in a display unit; a user input confirmation unit for confirming user input information based on a user input that is provided through a touch input in the display device; and an editing UI processing unit for confirming an input of the clip movement control UI based on the user input information provided by the user input confirmation unit and for moving at least one clip to a reference time in which the play head is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: KineMaster Corporation
    Inventor: Jae Won Chung
  • Patent number: 11635490
    Abstract: A surveying system comprises a controller; a support; a mounting structure mounted on the support, wherein the mounting structure is rotatable about a first axis relative to the support; a first motor to rotate the mounting structure relative to the support; a first mirror mounted on the mounting structure, wherein the first mirror is rotatable relative to the mounting structure about a second axis, wherein the second axis substantially coincides with the first axis; a second motor to rotate the first mirror relative to the mounting structure; and a first light source configured to direct a light beam onto the first mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Trimble Jena GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Vogel, Gregory Lepere
  • Patent number: 11636879
    Abstract: A video generating method, an apparatus, an electronic device, and a computer-readable medium are provided. The method includes: acquiring a first video set and an audio material; determining a first music point of the audio material according to an amount of the video materials in the first video set; generating, according to a sorting order of the video materials in the first video set, one video clip for each first music clip in the audio material by respectively using one video material, so as to obtain a first video sequence; adjusting, in response to detecting an editing operation on the video clip in the first video sequence, the video clip in the first video sequence, so as to obtain a second video sequence; and splicing together video clips in the second video sequence, and adding the audio material as a video audio track to obtain a composite video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Ya Wang, Wei Jiang, Qifan Zheng, Pingfei Fu
  • Patent number: 11631434
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to techniques for interacting with a hierarchical video segmentation. In some embodiments, the finest level of the hierarchical segmentation identifies the smallest interaction unit of a video—semantically defined video segments of unequal duration called clip atoms. Each level of the hierarchical segmentation clusters the clip atoms with a corresponding degree of granularity into a corresponding set of video segments. A presented video timeline is segmented based on one of the levels, and one or more segments are selected through interactions with the video timeline (e.g., clicks, drags), by performing a metadata search, or through selection of corresponding metadata segments from a metadata panel. Navigating to a different level of the hierarchy transforms the selection into corresponding coarser or finer video segments defined by the level. Any operation can be performed on selected video segments, including playing back, trimming, or editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Walker, Joy Oakyung Kim, Aseem Agarwala, Joel R. Brandt, Jovan Popović, Lubomira Dontcheva, Dingzeyu Li, Hijung Shin, Xue Bai
  • Patent number: 11626139
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is a system and computer-implemented method for assembling and editing a video program from spoken words or soundbites. The disclosed technology imports source audio/video clips and any of multiple formats. Spoken audio is transcribed into searchable text. The text transcript is synchronized to the video track by timecode markers. Each spoken word corresponds to a timecode marker, which in turn corresponds to a video frame or frames. Using word processing operations and text editing functions, a user selects video segments by selecting corresponding transcribed text segments. By selecting text and arranging that text, a corresponding video program is assembled. The selected video segments are assembled on a timeline display in any chosen order by the user. The sequence of video segments may be reordered and edited, as desired, to produce a finished video program for export.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shamir Allibhai, Roderick Neil Hodgson
  • Patent number: 11626138
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for setting speed and direction of video playback may include a timeline representation of video duration. Playback speed and playback direction from a selected point of the video may be determined based on user interaction with the graphical user interface. A portion of the video to which the selected playback speed and selected playback direction is applied may be determined based on user movement of the timeline representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fortunato, Evan Kosowski, Rachael Irene Hines Thompson, Renaud Cousin, Nicolas Duponchel, Thomas Achddou, Joshua Hamill
  • Patent number: 11622091
    Abstract: A method of facilitating video monitoring of at least one location involves: causing a web application hosted by a local application on a local computing device to cause the local computing device to transcode input video data encoded in an input video encoding format to transcoded video data transcoded in a transcoded video encoding format supported for rendering by the local application, the input video data representing at least one video recording by at least one video recording device at the at least one location; and causing the web application to cause the local computing device to render the at least one video recording using the transcoded video data. Other methods, and computer-readable storage media and systems, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: GENETEC INC.
    Inventor: Jean-David Trepanier
  • Patent number: 11616933
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using video/still images captured by continuously recording optical sensors mounted on waste collection vehicles used in in the waste collection, disposal and recycling industry for operational and customer service related purposes. Optical sensors are integrated into the in-cab monitor as well as the onboard computer, digital video recorder and other external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Barry S. Skolnick
  • Patent number: 11605227
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new method for analyzing, modifying, and distributing digital images and video in a quick, efficient, practical and/or cost-effective way. The method of processing video can take a different region or object and replace the pixels in the frames of the scenes that comprise the features and characteristics of the identified region or object with a different set of pixels. The replacement or other customizations of the frames and scenes lead to a naturally integrated video or image which is indistinguishable by the human eye or other visual system. In one embodiment, this invention can be used to provide different advertising elements into an image or set of images for different viewers, or to enable a viewer to control elements within a video and add their own preference or other elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: David M Ludwigsen, Dirk Dewar Brown, Mark Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 11600303
    Abstract: A source video of a scene showing moving objects, undergoing periodic motion in a field of view which may be located in a region of interest, is filtered and processed by constructing a representation such as a frequency spectrum plot of some of the frequencies of motion in the scene or region of interest and enabling a selection of frequency peaks representing one or more pixels in the field of view from which to generate reconstructed waveforms, then applying the reconstructed waveform at each pixel to a reference frame to produce a modified video recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Hay, Mark William Slemp, Kenneth Ralph Piety
  • Patent number: 11600299
    Abstract: In a video processing method, a video reverse playback instruction is received. A total video duration of the video and a played duration of the video are obtained in response to the video reverse playback instruction. The video reverse playback instruction indicates that the video is to be played in reverse order. A first reverse playback time point corresponding to the video is determined according to the total video duration and the played duration. Subdata from video data of the video is determined based on a time range indicated by the first reverse playback time point and a pre-loading time threshold. The subdata corresponds to the time range of the video. The subdata is pre-loaded to obtain pre-loaded video data. Further, a first reverse playback video frame corresponding to the first reverse playback time point is obtained from the pre-loaded video data for playback in the reverse order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Shuai Tang
  • Patent number: 11589016
    Abstract: An apparatus for recording a video in a vehicle includes: a camera to obtain a video of surroundings of the vehicle, a first sensor to sense a surrounding motion of the vehicle, a second sensor to sense an impact from the surroundings of the vehicle, and a controller to determine a video recording mode of the camera, depending on whether the surrounding motion of the vehicle is consecutively made for a specific time period or more. In particular, the controller controls operations of the camera and the first sensor, depending the determined video recording mode. The video recording mode is controlled to reduce power consumption, in the state that it rains or snows when the video is recorded using a radar in parking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Gyun Ha Kim
  • Patent number: 11576765
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an oral information management system using a smart toothbrush, the oral information management system including: a smart toothbrush configured to include a camera and at least one sensor; and a user terminal configured to acquire information collected from the smart toothbrush; wherein the user terminal determines the oral health state of a user based on the information collected from the smart toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Sanggeun Lee, Chaeeun Lee, Jiah Lee
  • Patent number: 11579251
    Abstract: A coaxial LiDAR system having a reduced adjustment complexity and reduced installation space includes a transmitter unit designed to emit LiDAR radiation, a receiver unit designed to detect incident LiDAR radiation, and an optical system for imaging LiDAR radiation, the radiation emitted by the transmitter unit and the radiation from the optical system incident upon the receiver unit being transmitted in collinear form, the emitting surface of the transmitter unit being situated outside of the focus of the imaging optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Spiessberger, Frederik Ante, Mazyar Sabbar
  • Patent number: 11568893
    Abstract: A method of capturing free viewpoint content at a location includes recording video on each of a plurality of portable video recording devices at the location; each portable video recording device detecting a wireless synchronisation signal transmitted at the location; and each portable video recording device periodically adding a timestamp to its respective recorded video; where the timestamp is responsive to the detected wireless synchronisation signal, thereby enabling synchronisation of a plurality of recorded videos responsive to the timestamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick John Connor, Timothy Bradley, Andrew William Walker
  • Patent number: 11558674
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for selective playback of portions of audio at normal speed during a fast-forward operation. Upon receiving a command to perform a fast-forward operation, a current playback position is identified, as well as a plurality of portions of audio of the content item that will be subject to the fast-forward operation. A subset of the audio portions that will be subject to the fast-forward operation are selected. The fast-forward operation is initiated, and video of the content item is played back at the increased speed while the selected portions of audio of the content item are played back at normal speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Chetan Shah, Padmassri Chandrashekar
  • Patent number: 11553172
    Abstract: A precision multi-view (MV) display system can accurately and simultaneously display different content to different viewers over a wide field of view. The MV display system may include features that enable individual MV display devices to be easily and efficiently tiled to form a larger MV display. A graphical interface enables a user to graphically specify viewing zones and associate content that will be visible in those zones in a simple manner. A calibration procedure enables the specification of content at precise viewing locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Misapplied Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Han Ng, Paul Henry Dietz, William Jerry Duncan, Matthew Steele Lathrop, David Steven Thompson