Patents Examined by Huy Thanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10085066
    Abstract: A method for communication is described. The method includes providing a channel configured for collecting and editing video associated with a topic. The method includes identifying a plurality of potential parties connected with the topic. The method includes pushing a plurality of invitations to the plurality of potential parties, wherein each invitation comprises a request to join the channel. The method includes receiving a plurality of video feeds on the channel from a plurality of contributors each accepting a corresponding invitation. The method includes editing the plurality of video feeds to generate an edited video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventor: Philip Groman
  • Patent number: 10076842
    Abstract: Described are machine vision systems and methods for simultaneous kinematic and hand-eye calibration. A machine vision system includes a robot or motion stage and a camera in communication with a control system. The control system is configured to move the robot or motion stage to poses, and for each pose: capture an image of calibration target features and robot joint angles or motion stage encoder counts. The control system is configured to obtain initial values for robot or motion stage calibration parameters, and determine initial values for hand-eye calibration parameters based on the initial values for the robot or motion stage calibration parameters, the image, and joint angles or encoder counts. The control system is configured to determine final values for the hand-eye calibration parameters and robot or motion stage calibration parameters by refining the hand-eye calibration parameters and robot or motion stage calibration parameters to minimize a cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Lifeng Liu, Cyril C. Marrion, Tian Gan
  • Patent number: 10068616
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a video processing system for performing thumbnail generation includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a system memory storing a thumbnail generator software code. The hardware processor executes the thumbnail generator software code to receive a video file, and identify a plurality of shots in the video file, each of the plurality of shots including a plurality of frames of the video file. For each of the plurality of shots, the hardware processor further executes the thumbnail generator software code to filter the plurality of frames to obtain a plurality of key frame candidates, determine a ranking of the plurality of key frame candidates based in part on a blur detection analysis and an image distribution analysis of each of the plurality of key frame candidates, and generate a thumbnail based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Miquel Angel Farre Guiu, Aljoscha Smolic, Marc Junyent Martin, Asier Aduriz, Tunc Ozan Aydin, Christopher A. Eich
  • Patent number: 10038921
    Abstract: A system, method, and software for mobile video display and management includes acquiring a plurality of streams of video data from a plurality of cameras. The plurality of streams of video data are stored and plurality of selected streams of video data that includes at least one stream of recorded video data and at least one stream of live video data are presented in a graphical user interface of a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Royee Goldberg, Yehonatan Farin
  • Patent number: 10017117
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant viewing system and a corresponding method for displaying a vehicle occupant on an image display unit. The system may comprise one or more vehicle interior cameras for obtaining occupant images of one or more occupants in rear seats of the vehicle. The system may include two vehicle interior cameras, one in a forward facing orientation and another in a rear facing orientation, which can capture occupant images of occupants in forward facing positions and occupants in rear facing positions such as infants in car seats. The system may also include one or more modular vehicle interior cameras that are moveable between various orientations in order to capture occupant images of either forward or rear facing passengers. Adjustments can be made to display the occupant images to the driver in a more intuitive arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Allan K. Lewis, Michael T. Chaney, Jr., Mohammad Naserian
  • Patent number: 10008000
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-implemented methods are provided for determining a camera calibration. The method includes accessing video data for a geographic area captured by a video camera. The video data is processed to detect a plurality of moving vehicles in the video data. A detection area is defined based on the plurality of moving vehicles. A plurality of line segments are identified for each of the plurality of vehicles detected in the video data. A plurality of vanishing points are estimated based on at least a subset of the plurality of line segments. A camera calibration is determined based on the plurality of vanishing points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Hao Wu, Robert P. Loce
  • Patent number: 6674959
    Abstract: An information recording medium includes a first area (DA2) for storing picture data for forming a plurality of pictures, a second area (DA21) which is included in the first area and stores control data of the picture data, and a third area (INFO1) which is included in the second area and stores specifying data for specifying the storage position of representative picture data for forming a representative picture in the plurality of pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Maruyama, Yoshiyuki Ishizawa, Hideo Ando, Shinichi Kikuchi, Kazuhiko Taira
  • Patent number: 6002832
    Abstract: An apparatus for recording and reproducing data includes a receiving section for receiving input data; a recording section for recording the input data on a recording medium; a managing section for managing information indicating a position of the input data recorded on the recording medium; a reproducing section for reproducing the data recorded on the recording medium based on the information managed by the managing section during recording of the input data on the recording medium; and a selective output section for selectively outputting at least one of the input data and the data reproduced by the reproducing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Yoneda
  • Patent number: 5903699
    Abstract: A signal reproducing apparatus operates on a magnetic tape on which information is recorded according to one of first, second, and third predetermined recording formats. The signal reproducing apparatus includes first and second heads. The first head reproduces a signal from the magnetic tape, and has a first predetermined azimuth angle. The second head reproduces a signal from the magnetic tape, and has a second predetermined azimuth angle different from the first predetermined azimuth angle. A first detector detects a level of the signal reproduced by the first head. First components are separated from the signal reproduced by the second head. The first components have frequencies in a first predetermined band. A second detector detects a level of the first components. Second components are separated from the signal reproduced by the second head. The second components have frequencies in a second predetermined band separate from the first predetermined band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Tanaka, Yutaka Ichinoi