Patents Examined by Girumsew Wendmagegn
  • Patent number: 10412340
    Abstract: A recording device includes a video encoding unit configured to compress and then encode video data pieces by a first unit of data, an audio encoding unit configured to compress and then encode audio data pieces in a second unit of data, and a multiplexing unit. The multiplexing unit selects the audio data pieces by the second unit of data from the audio data pieces in such a way that an amount of temporal shift between the respective video data pieces and the audio data pieces corresponding to the respective video data pieces will become less than or equal to a time length of the second unit of data and then multiplexes the selected audio data pieces with the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10401610
    Abstract: A spectrally encoded endoscopic probe. The probe has a light guiding component, a light focusing component, and a grating component. The probe is configured such that a set of light beams of multiple wavelengths are diffracted by the grating component in different orders at substantially the same angle. The set of light beams includes at least 3 light beams. Each light beam among the set of light beams is associated with a different wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Canon USA, Inc., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ikuta, Dongkyun Kang, Dukho Do, Guillermo Tearney
  • Patent number: 10403138
    Abstract: This application discloses a traffic accident warning method performed by a computing device. After obtaining location data of a first vehicle and a second vehicle respectively, and videos captured by a first video camera onboard the first vehicle and a second video camera onboard the second vehicle, the computing device generates traffic scenes based on the road status data, the vehicle motion data, the pedestrian motion data obtained from the videos, and broadcasted traffic data, and then generates traffic accident models based on past traffic accidents, synthesizes a simulation video including one or more target features based on the traffic scenes and the traffic accident models at a target area associated with the target features. Finally, the computing device performs traffic accident prediction based on the simulation videos and sends warning information to the first vehicle in accordance with a determination that the first vehicle is about have an accident in the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yifan Wu
  • Patent number: 10389971
    Abstract: A data processing system is disclosed, including one or more processors, a memory, and a plurality of instructions stored in the memory and executable by the one or more processors. The instructions may be executed to convert an input video file to a commonly used video format, and compare a resultant file size to a threshold size. In response to the file size being greater than the threshold size, the instructions may be executed to reduce a video bit rate of the input video file, and produce a Portable Document Format file that includes contents of an input Portable Document File and in which the input video file is embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nautica Consulting Services Inc.
    Inventor: Amit Kumar Arora
  • Patent number: 10390103
    Abstract: A remote control device used by a viewer to control content being displayed on a separate display device outputs content in response to instructing the device providing content to the separate display device to begin fast forwarding. The viewer of the separate display device may then be exposed to the content being output by the remote control device while the content to the separate display device is fast forwarding. Thus, the viewer may better perceive the content being output by the remote control device than the content being fast forwarded on the separate display device. The outputting of content may be by the remote control device providing video, a static display, and/or audio. Upon the remote control device instructing the fast forwarding at the display device to stop and return to a play mode, the remote control device terminates the outputting of the content from the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Jeramie Jay Keys
  • Patent number: 10388321
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a method can include receiving a video loop portion included in a video file and receiving an audio loop portion included in an audio file. The method can include analyzing at least a portion of the audio file based on a musical characteristic and identifying a plurality of segment locations within the audio file based on the analyzing where the plurality of segment locations define a plurality of audio segments of the audio file. The method can also include modifying the video loop portion based on one of the plurality of segment locations in the audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Plom, Jason J. Mante, Ryan W. Swigart, Mikhail Kaplinskiy
  • Patent number: 10390004
    Abstract: A system for improving capturing of images of a scene, and data derived from them is provided herein. The system includes a light source configured to illuminate the scene with pulsed light at a specified direction based on predefined gating parameters; two or more capturing devices configured to capture images of the scene, each one of the capturing devices from at different spatial locations, wherein at least one of the capturing is synchronized with the pulsed light, so as to result in stereoscopic fused images of the scene for the synchronized capturing; and a computer processor configured to improve the capturing by using data derived from the gated images and the gating parameters. In another embodiment, the light source is not present and at least one of the sensors' is configured to apply multiple exposures for a single readout, to yield enhanced images that are used to improve the capturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BRIGHTWAY VISION LTD.
    Inventors: Yoav Grauer, Ofer David, Eyal Levi, Ya'ara David, Haim Garten, Alon Krelboim, Sharon Lifshits, Oren Sheich
  • Patent number: 10379609
    Abstract: Provided are a line-of-sight measurement device and method, which perform automatic calibration of line-of-sight measurement for distance-gazing users. The device is provided with: an optical axis-calculating means for calculating the optical axes of both the left and right eyeballs when viewing two distant points; a discrepancy calculating means for calculating, with the visual axes of the left and right eyeballs during distance-gazing being parallel as a constraint, the discrepancies between the optical axes and the visual axes for both the left and right eyeballs; and a fixation point-calculating means for calculating the user's fixation point on the basis of the discrepancy between the optical axes and the visual axes. For the constraint, the outer product value of the respective vectors of the left and right eye visual axes is 0 or the inner product of the respective unit vectors of the left and right eye visual axes is 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: National University Corporation Kobe University
    Inventors: Takashi Nagamatsu, Tatsuhiko Ueki
  • Patent number: 10380716
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display circuit, a sensor circuit, a processor, and a memory. The memory stores instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the electronic device to provide an omnidirectional image having a size larger than the screen through the display circuit, to provide the screen with a first area being a partial area of the omnidirectional image, to obtain information of a change in a direction, which the electronic device faces, through the sensor circuit when the omnidirectional image is provided, to provide the screen with a second area being another partial area of the omnidirectional image through the display circuit based on the obtained information, and to store a time point, at which the direction is changed, wherein the time point is correlated with a time point or a frame at which the omnidirectional image is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Bong Chun, Jin Gil Yang, Yo Han Lee, Jung Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 10380749
    Abstract: A method and system for scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The method includes providing a first three-dimensional (3D) measurement device. The 3D measurement device being operable in a helical mode or a compound mode, wherein a plurality of light beams are emitted along a first path defined by a first axis and a second axis in the compound mode and along a second path defined by the first axis in the helical mode. A mobile platform holding the 3D measurement device is moved from a first position. A first group of 3D coordinates of the area is acquired by the 3D measurement device when the mobile platform is moving. A second group of 3D coordinates of the area is acquired with a second 3D measurement device that with six-degrees of freedom (6DOF). The first group of 3D coordinates is registered based on the third group of 3D coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Denis Wohlfeld
  • Patent number: 10382717
    Abstract: A video file playback system capable of previewing an image, a method thereof, and a computer program product can sequentially compare change amounts between chronological two of frame images, select the frame images, of which the change amounts exceed a preset value, in at least one time interval, and select a frame image, which has a maximum change amount, in the frame images in each time interval as a preview image. By displaying a preview image corresponding to each time interval, a user can quickly browse key images of each time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Wen Liu, Yen-Fu Lin, Shih-Wu Fanchiang
  • Patent number: 10382800
    Abstract: A video surveillance system includes surveillance cameras; a video converting and combining unit; an encoder for encoding a combined video from the video converting and combining unit; a decoder for decoding the combined video transmitted from the encoder; a video converting and splitting unit for splitting the combined video decoded by the decoder into the videos captured by the surveillance cameras; and a display device for displaying the videos inputted from the video converting and splitting unit. When combining the videos into one combined video, the video converting and combining unit appends assignment information in which each of the surveillance cameras, rotation information indicating application of a rotation process, and division information indicating whether the corresponding video is a left half video or a right half video are associated with one another. The video converting and splitting unit splits an HD video into SD videos based on the assignment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventor: Tadamichi Kudo
  • Patent number: 10381044
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can acquire a set of media content items. A mood indication can be acquired. A soundtrack can be identified based on the mood indication. A video content item can be dynamically generated in real-time based on the set of media content items and the mood indication. The video content item can include the soundtrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Ryan Zich, Zachary W. Stubenvoll, James Cameron Ewing, Nicholas J. Kwiatek, Nathaniel Gregory Salciccioli, Peter Philip Jordan, Alexander Matthew Madjar, Frank Cheng Yan, William Edward Fisher
  • Patent number: 10298902
    Abstract: A user input indicating a request to preview a media item at a particular point in time in the media item is received from a client device and it is determined whether a length of a scene covering the particular point in time corresponds to a single preview or multiple previews. Responsive to the length of the scene corresponding to the single preview, the single preview is provided for display on the client device. Responsive to the length of the scene corresponding to the multiple previews, a portion of the scene covering the particular point in time is identified, and a preview associated with the identified portion of the scene is provided for display on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Tawei Liao
  • Patent number: 10284901
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a display control program that causes a computer to execute a process including, in response to a selection of a retrieval item from a plurality of retrieval items, displaying an input area of a retrieval condition corresponding to the selected retrieval item, displaying, in an area different from the input area, a retrieval result retrieved according to a retrieval condition entered in the input area, while maintaining the display of the input area, receiving a selection of any content from a plurality of contents included in the retrieval results, and in response to the selection, displaying an reproduction area that reproduces an image or a video image corresponding to the selected content while maintaining the display of the retrieval results, the reproduction area overlapping at least a part or a whole of the input area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Oguchi, Hideo Kamada, Tatsuma Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10269393
    Abstract: A video surveillance system and methods for operating that sets the timeline for multiple views of video data from different cameras to playback separately from one another or to be linked so as to synchronize their playback. Placement and selection of a playback cursor to a particular point in a timeline of master view will cause linked views to automatically move to and synchronize to the same point in their associated timelines, and when the video data is being transmitted from multiple cameras to cause the cameras displaying the linked views to update so that the video data associated with each camera is updated to the selected point in time from the linked master view. Timeline resolutions for linked views are not affected by linking or unlinking views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AVIGILON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew J. Adam, Courtney Anne A. Cheng
  • Patent number: 10269390
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a video processing system may be configured to process a video of a sporting event or match to determine a start point and an end point of each of a plurality of events within the match. The video processing system may automatically determine data associated with each event of the plurality of events based on the video and store the data in a memory. In some embodiments, the video processing system may segment the video into a plurality of video clips such that each video clip corresponds to one of the events of the plurality of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: David M. DeCaprio
  • Patent number: 10262694
    Abstract: Average pixel luminosity is calculated for each frame comprising a content item. For each pair of adjacent frames, an IFD is calculated. The IFD represents the difference between a baseline pixel luminosity associated with each of the two frames. An initial set of cut frames is selected based on IFD values that are less than a minimum value IFDmin, or that are greater than a maximum value IFDmax. The positions of these initial cut frames are optimized using a numerical optimization technique that favors removal of frames corresponding to IFD extrema, but that also attempts to maintain a minimum time gap between cut frames. Selecting frames for removal is approached as a constraint minimization problem. Once an optimized set of cut frames is established, audio is cut and crossfaded in a temporal window surrounding cut frame positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Nico Becherer
  • Patent number: 10255947
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for mitigating drift in audiovisual assets. The technique includes determining that an edit associated with a presentation timeline is within boundaries of a video frame. The technique further includes calculating a temporal drift associated with the edit, where the temporal drift comprises a duration of time between the edit and a boundary of the video frame. The technique further includes determining whether to include the video frame in the presentation timeline based on the temporal drift and an accumulated temporal drift associated with the presentation timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Sreeram Chakrovorthy, Shinjan Tiwary, Harold Sutherland, Rohit Puri
  • Patent number: 10235574
    Abstract: A positional information acquirer acquires positional information for every person from a video, an attribute information acquirer acquires attribute information for every person from the video, and an activity information acquirer restricts activity information to an attribute designated by a user based on the attribute information and the positional information, and acquires the activity information of which the attribute is restricted. An activity map generator generates an activity map of which an attribute is restricted based on the activity information, and a video output outputs a video acquired by superimposing the activity map. A controller determines appropriateness indicating whether or not the video output from the imager is appropriate, enables a function of outputting the activity map of which the attribute is restricted, and disables the function of outputting the activity map of which the attribute is restricted where the video output from the imager does not have the appropriateness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Iwai