Patents Examined by Helen Shibru
  • 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
    Assignee: GDC TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LIMITED
    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: 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: Baidu.com Times Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Baidu USA LLC
    Inventors: Hao Tian, Daming Lu, Xi Chen, Jeff ChienYu Wang
  • 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: 10681324
    Abstract: Techniques for processing content for communication sessions are described. Implementations, for example, enable various ways of detecting and storing events that occur during communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fredrik Furesjö, Mattias Dan Nilsson, Daniel Nitsche, Henrik Valdemar Turbell, Jonas Nils Rune Lindblom
  • Patent number: 10656901
    Abstract: A media item that was presented in media players of computing devices at a first audio level may be identified, each of the media players having a corresponding user of a first set of users. A second audio level value corresponding to an amplitude setting selected by a user of the set of users during playback of the media item may be determined for each of the media players. An audio level difference (ALD) value for each of the media players may be determined based on a corresponding second audio level value. A second audio level value for an amplitude setting to be provided for the media item in response to a request of a second user to play the media item may be determined based on determined ALD values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Christian Weitenberner
  • Patent number: 10659834
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide various techniques for backing up and restoring data and programs at television receiver devices. In some embodiments, various types of data stored locally by television receiver devices may be backed up by uploading the data to a television provider server, cloud-based storage system, and/or other remote storage locations. In the event of a device failure, or other rebuilt or reinstallation process at the television receiver, a receiver set-up process may be implemented to retrieve the receiver backup data from the backup server, and to initiate various set-up processes in which the replacement receiver may use the backup data to implement the various configuration preferences and settings on the new device, re-create the DVR timers, establish new network connections, configure the home device/appliance settings, and the like, automatically based on the receiver backup data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Keith Gerhards, Danny J. Minnick
  • Patent number: 10638206
    Abstract: A customized video stream is provided. A second content is searched for that includes the plurality of entities, and a plurality of user data associated with the social media account. A hierarchy of additional content is generated based, at least in part, on the second content that is associated with the plurality of entities, and the user data associated with the social media account, wherein the hierarchy of additional content contains a plurality of second content. A customized video stream is generated based, at least in part, on the video stream and the hierarchy of additional content. The customized video stream is populated on a display screen of the user device, wherein the video stream is displayed on the display screen of the user device, and the hierarchy of additional content is displayed in a portion of the display screen and displayed concurrently with the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gray Cannon, Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto, Vagner Figueredo De Santana
  • Patent number: 10616492
    Abstract: Images of a scene are acquired from a moving carrier that is equipped with a sensor. The angular direction of the line of sight of the sensor is automatically controlled. The acquisition is carried out: for a first position of the carrier, with automatic control allowing an outward scan, combined with a scan in step-and-stare mode with a biaxial stare micro-movement, of a band of terrain of the scene to be carried out, a first strip of images thus being acquired, at least one other strip of images of the same zone of terrain being acquired by reiterating these scanning steps for at least one other position of the carrier, and each image of another strip being acquired with a preset degree of overlap with the images of the first strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Raphaël Horak
  • Patent number: 10614553
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for Spherical Camera Image Stitching. By using two fisheye lens to catch two fisheye images and then being developed into three pairs of flat figures based on Segmented Sphere Projection (SSP) method. Thereafter each corresponding pair is stitched based on a similar-edge method, and then three pairs are combined to form a panoramic image. At the end, the combined panoramic image is projected to a 3-D ball sphere space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shih Ching Wang, Hsueh Ming Hang, Shaw Hwa Hwang
  • Patent number: 10573198
    Abstract: A video playback device includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes, for plural respective videos, receiving designations of widths in a vertical direction or in a horizontal direction within display regions of the videos, and adjusting the relative display sizes between the plural videos such that the display sizes of the widths designated for the plural respective videos are equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: RUN EDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Oguchi, Masahiro Kihara, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Kazumi Doi
  • Patent number: 10567701
    Abstract: A script synchronization interface system is disclosed for synchronizing a script, shot properties, and one or more video files by mapping associated metadata. The script synchronization interface system includes an interactive script section, an interactive video section, and an interactive shot section. The interactive script section includes synchronized script dialog that is selectable by an individual word linked to a video frame and a combination of “shot set-up” and “take” information associated with the selected word in the script dialog. The interactive video section includes a video player that plays a synchronized video. The synchronized video is linked to synchronized script dialog in the interactive script section and a combination of “shot set-up” and “take” information associated with the selected word in the script dialog. An interactive shot section may also be included that contains selectable vertical line segments, on-screen actor information, shot set-up information, and take numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PRIME FOCUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Macdonald-King, Ramki Sankaranarayan, Amer N. Saleem, Kristopher King, Venkata R. Garikapati
  • Patent number: 10547915
    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: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Look At Me, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan James Valliere
  • Patent number: 10536683
    Abstract: Systems and methods for marking an event of interest within a spherical video segment are provided. The spherical video segment may define visual content viewable from a point of view. User input may designate an event of interest within the visual content. The user input may indicate a moment in time in the spherical video segment and a viewing angle of the event of interest. Tag information associated with the event of interest may be generated. The tag information may identify the moment in time and the viewing angle such that a subsequent presentation of the spherical video segment, proximate to the moment in time, includes an alert notification that the event of interest is outside a display field of view based on the viewing angle being outside the display field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, David Newman, Ha Phan, Timothy Bucklin, Daryl Stimm
  • Patent number: 10536671
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system for controlling camera aiming and operation through a convenient and intuitive interface using correlative touch and feel, which allows a camera operator to primarily pay attention to a game or event, while simultaneously controlling a still or video camera in three control dimensions, with a high degree of accuracy or quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Joe P. Crookham, Douglas L. Roorda
  • Patent number: 10529381
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for interactively identifying same individuals or objects present in video recordings is disclosed. When a thumbnail in a set of thumbnails is selected, new information is obtained. The new information may be that an individual or object is present in the portion of the video recording associated with the thumbnail. A search can be carried out for the individual or object based on the new information. The search generates new match likelihoods for each of displayed thumbnails within a user interface page. The displayed thumbnails are re-ordered based on the new match likelihoods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventors: Moussa Doumbouya, Mahesh Saptharishi, Eric Sjue, Hannah Valbonesi