Patents Examined by Helen Shibru
  • Patent number: 11147647
    Abstract: To reduce more load related to the correction of deformation of an observation image that is caused by an error between a plurality of imaging sections. A medical stereoscopic observation device includes: an acquisition section configured to acquire, from an imaging unit including a first imaging section configured to capture a left-eye image and a second imaging section configured to capture a right-eye image, correction data for correcting an error related to capturing of an image between the first imaging section and the second imaging section, the imaging unit being rotatably held by a support section; and a correction section configured to correct a difference of parallax between the left-eye image and the right-eye image on a basis of the correction data, using a position corresponding to a rotation axis of the imaging unit as a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Masataka Kado, Tomonori Ishikawa, Gakuji Higuchi, Hiroshi Ushiroda, Takahiro Yamamoto, Masashige Kimura
  • Patent number: 11113843
    Abstract: Calibrating the orientation of a camera mounted to a vehicle includes providing calibration pattern defining at least two horizontal lines and two vertical lines; acquiring an image of the calibration pattern by means of the camera, the image having a first axis and a second axis corresponding to a horizontal axis and a vertical axis, respectively; identifying the horizontal lines and the vertical lines within the image; determining a horizontal vanishing point from the representations of the horizontal lines; determining a vertical vanishing point from the representations of the vertical lines; calculating a roll angle from the location of the horizontal vanishing point based on the image, calculating a yaw angle from a first coordinate of the horizontal vanishing point measured along the first axis, and calculating a pitch angle from a second coordinate of the vertical vanishing point measured along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Waldemar Dworakowski, Krzysztof Gongolewski, Rafal Dlugosz
  • Patent number: 11100657
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for digital image correlation. A camera system is used to obtain larger scale images of a larger scale dot pattern on a surface of a workpiece and smaller scale images of a smaller scale dot pattern on the surface of the same workpiece. The smaller scale dot pattern forms a larger dot in the larger scale dot pattern in the larger scale images. The larger scale images and the smaller scale images may be used to determine a measurement of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James A. Grossnickle, James E. Pillers, Kevin Earl McCrary
  • Patent number: 11086354
    Abstract: The present invention is disclosing an automated retractable information display device for vehicles. Display device may be configured to mount detachably at interior or exterior of vehicles. Display device may comprise a housing configured to receive information associated with a first user for viewing thereof from exterior of vehicle upon a request from a second user, a transceiver configured to receive an actuation command from a control element via a communication network, and an actuating element configured to retract in and extend out information automatically based on received actuation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Roger E. Walker
  • Patent number: 11049525
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve transcript-based techniques for facilitating insertion of secondary video content into primary video content. For instance, a video editor presents a video editing interface having a primary video section displaying a primary video, a text-based navigation section having navigable portions of a primary video transcript, and a secondary video menu section displaying candidate secondary videos. In some embodiments, candidate secondary videos are obtained by using target terms detected in the transcript to query a remote data source for the candidate secondary videos. In embodiments involving video insertion, the video editor identifies a portion of the primary video corresponding to a portion of the transcript selected within the text-based navigation section. The video editor inserts a secondary video, which is selected from the candidate secondary videos based on an input received at the secondary video menu section, at the identified portion of the primary video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Bernd Huber, Bryan Russell, Gautham Mysore, Hijung Valentina Shin, Oliver Wang
  • Patent number: 10998002
    Abstract: A device is disclosed. The device includes a plurality of ports to receive a plurality of audio streams, an audio content control unit configured to modify playback length of an audio content of at least one of the plurality of audio streams according to an input time interval, an audio decoder and a memory buffer coupled to the audio decoder and the audio content control unit. The memory buffer is used by the audio content control unit to buffer at least one of the plurality of audio streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Sebastian Bohn
  • Patent number: 10986307
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture disclosed herein may be used to manage audiovisual recording in a connected vehicle. An example disclosed method includes accessing a profile having a recording parameter and a first quality selected by a user from a recording server. The example method also includes comparing a reading from a vehicle sensor to the recording parameter in the profile to determine whether to record a video. Additionally, the example method includes, in response to determining to record the video, storing the video using the first quality to a memory located in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Roque Rios, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10921112
    Abstract: Measurement of the three dimensional morphology of blood cells is performed using a model for simulating reflectance confocal images of the cells, providing the relation between cell morphology and the resulting interference patterns under confocal illumination. The simulation model uses the top and bottom membranes of the cell as the elements for generating the interference fringes, and takes into account the cell size, shape, angle of orientation and distance from the focal point of the confocal illumination beam. By comparing the simulated cell images to actual interference patterns obtained in confocal images obtained from the blood samples, the model can be used for providing three dimensional measurements of the individual cell morphology. This enables, for instance, in vitro measurement of the mean corpuscular volume of blood cells and diagnosis of hematological disorders which are associated with cell morphology deviations, such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Dvir Yelin, Adel Zeidan
  • Patent number: 10880619
    Abstract: Embodiments regard determining provenance of digital content. A method of determining the provenance of digital content can include receiving, at processing circuitry, edited digital content and data indicating an entity that edited source digital content to generate the edited digital content, the source digital content, and a destination of the edited digital content, generating, by the processing circuitry, additional data detailing an edit history of the edited digital content, the additional data indicating the entity, an edit identification uniquely identifying the additional data in a ledger, the source digital content, and the destination of the edited digital content, and generating a request to cause the additional data to be stored in the ledger, the ledger operable to be queried so that a user can determine an authenticity of the edited digital content based on the additional data of an edit chain returned in response to a query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Alex Benjamin Jordan, John-Francis Mergen
  • Patent number: 10867636
    Abstract: A device that includes a playback engine configured to receive a video request that includes source scene information for a set of video scenes and animation instructions. The playback engine is configured to assign source scene identifiers for each video scene and to assign animation identifiers to elements in the video scenes. The playback engine is configured to generate a scene timing map that links a source scene identifier with an animation identifier and a time duration for the animation identifier. The playback engine is configured to generate a video timing map that includes a set of timestamp entries that each reference a source scene identifier and an animation identifier in the scene timing map. The playback engine is configured to link a progress bar with the video timing map and to display the progress bar with a video scene that is generated based on the source scene information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar Sangoli, Yacine Arbani
  • Patent number: 10863161
    Abstract: A head-mounted display image delivery system in combination with a head-mounted display (HMD) device, the image delivery system and the HMD device being local to one another. The HMD device includes: one or more displays; one or more sensors to determine movement, position and attitude of the display; and one or more image inputs configured to receive image data for direct display on the one or more displays without image processing by the HMD from the image delivery system. The image delivery system is configured to communicate a stereoscopic image to the HMD system to convey image information to a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Virtually Live (Switzerland) GMBH
    Inventors: Jamil El-Imad, Jesús Hormigo
  • Patent number: 10860857
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for generating a video thumbnail on an electronic device and an electronic device. The method includes: receiving a play instruction from a user and displaying a played video on a screen of the electronic device; displaying, below the played video, a preview image corresponding to each video frame of the video; and after receiving a preview image selected by the user, generating a video thumbnail based on a video frame corresponding to the preview image. The embodiments of the present invention are applicable to the field of multimedia technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guocheng Hu, Hongjie Yao, Ying Shi
  • Patent number: 10812769
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes receiving video data of objects in a geographic area. The video data includes location data indicating a location of the geographic area, focus data indicating areas of the video data focused on while viewing the video data. The method also includes identifying, using at least the focus data, a first object focused on while viewing the video data. The method then includes extracting an image of the first object from the video data. The method additionally includes determining, using the image and the location data, a second object corresponding to the first objection on a visual data map of the geographic area. The method further includes rendering an indicator of the first object at the second object in visual data map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10805695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a major innovative development in low latency live streaming at scale which includes a Viewer to transmit a series of requests for Media Segments ahead-of-time the Media Segment data is expected to exist and a Server capable of delivering Media Segment data, as it is being generated, to one or more Viewers. Specifically, the invention incorporates a method of embedding Playlist Data into Media Segment data to enhance ultra-low latency playback, while providing an immediate transferring of essential Playlist Data to the Viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Look At Me, Inc
    Inventor: Jonathan James Valliere
  • Patent number: 10796723
    Abstract: A 360 video is presented in a three dimensional (3D) environment. Rather than simply stacking graphics in two dimensions, graphics are placed using both 3D models and textures. The 3D models may be altered so that the texture is aligned in three dimensions into the 360 video space. An instance of a 3D model combined with a key and fill texture form a group. The group has a 3D orientation and placement so that the group as aligned into the 360 degree video space may not be visible from all user look directions. The inserted groups, including live video as well as static graphics, may be projected into either mono or stereo views to give the viewer a sense of space, depth, and orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Immersive Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Popa, S. Lance Van Nostrand
  • Patent number: 10798435
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dynamic visual effect enhancing system for a digital cinema which may comprise: a sound effect control module for controlling a speaker for producing sound effects according to a digital movie, an illumination light control module for performing illumination of an auditorium before and after the digital movie is played, a light source control module for dynamically controlling a light group according to the digital movie, and a server for storing the digital movie and for controlling the light source control module and the sound effect control module according to the digital movie, wherein the server is configured for controlling the light source control module, the sound effect control module, and the illumination light control module via a communication network. A corresponding control method can cooperate with a surround sound effect and can precisely exhibit corresponding visual effects in a particular scene of a movie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Huan Sang, Li Gu
  • Patent number: 10720184
    Abstract: Participants can compete in a physical environment, such as by piloting a car around a track. The competition is recorded in a video. Participants can interact physically with each other and with the race environment, such as by steering into one another and navigating the race environment. Participants can also interact virtually, such as “shooting” one another with digitally rendered weapons. Both real and virtual interactions affect the outcome of the competition. The video is programmatically altered to show special effects and is programmatically edited to select physical and virtual interactions, changes, which had the largest effect on the outcome of the competition. The programmatically altered video may be played back during game play and the programmatically edited video may be played back after the competition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10720185
    Abstract: A system and method for simple video editing and playback is disclosed. A platform implementing the described system and method allows users to edit videos including by clipping, combining and annotating, without requiring local video storage. Rather, edited videos are represented by metadata enabling playback of the edited videos directly from embedded video players. Playback directly accesses the original content owners' source files, increasing their video views and watch time, and minimizing risk of inadvertent copyright infringement. A control loop switches between identically located visible and hidden pre-loaded embedded video players in order to present seamless playback. A transparent annotation layer in a substantially identical location as the embedded video players allows for annotations to be mapped onto video playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hashcut, Inc.
    Inventors: Murali Raju, Vijay Koduri
  • Patent number: 10701447
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing fast-access playback operations are provided. A viewing history is stored that includes a plurality of play positions within a media asset that are associated with user interactions. A user request is received to perform a fast-access playback operation while accessing the media asset. While performing the fast-access playback operation at a first rate, it is determined whether a current fast-access playback position is within a threshold distance from a given one of the plurality of play positions stored in the viewing history. The fast-access playback operation is slowed down from the first rate to a second rate while the current fast-access playback position is within the threshold distance from the given play position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Meyer
  • Patent number: 10699127
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting a parameter are provided. The method may include: acquiring a current value of at least one parameter which is in a process of generating a video corresponding to a commentary of the news cluster based on a news cluster; determining a video evaluation score of the video which is generated based on the news cluster and according to the current value of the at least one parameter; performing feature extraction on the current value of the at least one parameter to obtain a feature representation; inputting the feature representation and the determined video evaluation score into a pre-trained evaluation network to obtain a predicted video evaluation score; inputting the feature representation and the predicted video evaluation score into a pre-trained operation network, to obtain current operation information; and adjusting the current value of the at least one parameter based on the current operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Times Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Baidu USA LLC
    Inventors: Hao Tian, Daming Lu, Xi Chen, Jeff ChienYu Wang