Patents Examined by James R Sheleheda
  • Patent number: 10496161
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a terminal side association processing unit which associates first additional information with sound information, an imaging unit which images second additional information, and a detection unit which detects positional information and azimuth information of the imaging unit. The main body side association processing unit associates the associates the third additional information with the first additional information and the sound information based on an imaging time when the second additional information is imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Wagatsuma
  • Patent number: 10477258
    Abstract: A method for creating an announcement stream for a geographic region is provided. The method receives, at a designated computer system, characterizing metadata for a first audio/video stream; analyzes a second audio/video stream to obtain characterizing metadata for the second video stream; compares, with the computer system, the characterizing metadata for the first video stream to the characterizing metadata for the second video stream to generate offset data; and calculates timing information corresponding to segment boundaries for the second video stream using the offset data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: David A. Kummer, Steven M. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 10469912
    Abstract: A system and method of treating image data as a visual hash tag are presented. A device is able to subscribe to a content channel, possibly a channel that provide social media information, by the act of recognizing related objects without requiring a user to annotate content with unnatural hash tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Patent number: 10462502
    Abstract: Selective processing of media data is facilitated on a receiving side. A transmission stream in which transmission packets are consecutively disposed is transmitted. Each transmission packet includes a multiplexed transport packet having media data in an upper layer. Identification information representing a kind of media data included in the transmission packet is inserted into the transmission packet. The transmission packet including desired media data is easily recognized and selectively processed on a receiving side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10462517
    Abstract: An image that can be easily viewable for a user is provided. An information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus including a control unit. The control unit included in this information processing apparatus controls performing displaying an image on the basis of image information transmitted from at least one first information processing apparatus by using radio communication in one area of a display unit for each first information processing apparatus. In addition, the control unit included in this information processing apparatus performs control of performing and determining a display form of the image corresponding to the first information processing apparatus in the display unit on the basis of a positional relation between a user associated with the first information processing apparatus and the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Iwami, Tomoya Yamaura, Yasushi Ihara, Sho Amano
  • Patent number: 10455214
    Abstract: An optical system, suitable for use within an augmented reality (AR)-capable display device, comprises a camera and an optical arrangement configured to acquire stereoscopic imagery of an object using the camera. The optical arrangement comprises a first reflective element arranged along a first optical path and defining a first convex surface configured to reflect first light received from the object as first reflected light, wherein at least a first portion of the first reflected light is directed onto a camera focal plane. The optical arrangement further comprises a second reflective element having a predefined disposition relative to the first reflective element. The second reflective element is arranged along a second optical path and defines a second convex surface configured to reflect second light received from the object as second reflected light, wherein at least a second portion of the second reflected light is directed onto the camera focal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Haseltine, Joseph L. Olson
  • Patent number: 10448070
    Abstract: A media content distribution service identifies a type of media device sending a request to the service over a network and to dynamically adapt content requested by the media device based on the identification. A request sent by a media device may, for example, identify a media content item a user desires to view at the media device, specify a search query for media content items, or otherwise request interaction with the service. According an embodiment, a media content distribution service may use information known about an identified media device type to dynamically adapt media content or other requested resources for display by the media device. By dynamically adapting media content and other resources based on an identified media device type, the media content distribution service may provide access to the services that is compatible with a wide range of media devices having varying device specifications and capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PCCW Vuclip (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kelly Qian, Bo Shen
  • Patent number: 10448080
    Abstract: Pairing between mobile devices and set-top boxes of the same household may be provided such that set-top box may be automatically configured to the mobile user's preferences. This enables seamless sharing of content between various devices and personalized user experience. When a mobile device is identified as entering the household or use location, the set-top box sends a signal which may then be broadcasted. The mobile device may then pick up the signal when it is in close proximity of the set-top box and start the pairing and provide personalized user experience. Once the mobile device has been paired with the set-top box, every time the user of that mobile device comes close to the paired set-top box, it may seamlessly be paired again to provide personalized user experience. Targeted/personalized advertising may also be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa, Eric S. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10440434
    Abstract: An experience feedback of a user is measured, the experience feedback being in response to a presentation of a stream of a content. In response to the determining that an experience value corresponding to the experience feedback has to be adjusted to a target experience value, an optional content selected, the optional content including data indicative of an option experience value, the option experience value being at least a component of a difference between the experience value and the target experience value. The optional content is steganographically combined with the content in the stream to form a combined stream. During the presentation of the combined stream, a switch is made to the optional content such that a portion of the content is replaced by the optional content in the presentation, the switching causing in the user a change from the experience value towards the target experience value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, John S. Cope, Nicholas A. McCrory, Diwesh Pandey
  • Patent number: 10412446
    Abstract: A method for presenting internet content associated with a set of video content is provided. During playback of the set of video content on an electronic device, the method detects, by the electronic device, that the electronic device has been repositioned to reveal blank space on a display of the electronic device, wherein the display presents the blank space and the set of video content after repositioning of the electronic device; and presents related internet content on the blank space, by the electronic device, during playback of the set of video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert Drew Major, Darren Major
  • Patent number: 10401145
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an optical arrangement for determining dimensional properties of a measurement object and a coordinate measuring machine implementing the method are disclosed. The optical arrangement has a camera and a projector for projecting a first periodic pattern onto a projection area. The optical arrangement is moveable relative to a workpiece table along a first axis. A matte surface is arranged on the workpiece table at a first position relative to the optical arrangement. A second periodic pattern, which is separate from the first periodic pattern, is provided and shifted on the matte surface. Images of the second pattern are recorded using the camera and at least one distortion aberration of the camera is determined using the second periodic pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Hoeller, Oliver Paul, Frank Widulle
  • Patent number: 10379335
    Abstract: An illumination setting method includes acquiring an image of a sample onto which a light sheet has been radiated; determining, on the basis of the acquired image of the sample, a subordinate ray angle with respect to a width direction of the light sheet; and performing a setting of the illumination optical system according to the determined subordinate ray angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihito Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10380754
    Abstract: A testing device determines the presence of substances on a surface using a sensor positioned at a known vantage point to the surface. A liquid dispenser deposits a liquid drop on the surface. A data generator after a first time interval for allowing the liquid drop to stabilize on the surface detects, via the sensor, a geometric characteristic of the liquid drop that is related to a first equilibrium contact angle of the liquid drop to the surface. The data generator after a second time interval detects via the sensor the geometric characteristic of the liquid drop that is related to a second equilibrium contact angle. The data generator compares the first and second contact angle and determines a contamination on the surface that is soluble in the liquid drop in response to a change between the first and second contact angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Brighton Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Giles Dillingham, Brietta Rose Oakley, Lucas Hale Dillingham
  • Patent number: 10373298
    Abstract: A method includes shooting an nth frame of image at a first angle, where a projection of a distance value of a first pixel point of the nth frame of image to an optical center onto an optical axis direction is a first distance value, and a projection of a distance value of an ith pixel point of the nth frame of image to the optical center onto the optical axis direction is a second distance value, obtaining a third and a fourth distance value, obtaining a correction coefficient of the ith pixel point of the nth frame of image according to the first, the second, the third, and the fourth distance value, and correcting a location of the ith pixel point of the nth frame of image according to the correction coefficient using a location of an ith pixel point of the first frame of image as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Congchao Zhu, Wei Luo
  • Patent number: 10362361
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for dynamically including or excluding a video from a media guidance interface based on indications of user interest. To this end, the systems and methods generate a video for display using user equipment and receive a command from a user to display a media guidance interface while the video is being generated for display, the media guidance interface including a plurality of video identifiers. In response to receiving the command, the systems and methods determine whether the user has interest in the video. In response to determining that the user has interest in the video, the systems and methods generate the media guidance interface for display along with the video. In response to determining that the user has no interest in the video, the systems and methods generate the media guidance interface for display without the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Margret Schmidt, Alexander William Liston
  • Patent number: 10356453
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing information used for generating and consuming multimedia content in a broadcast system supporting a multimedia service based on an Internet protocol are provided. The method includes composing a message type field containing information indicating on a type of control information contained in the control message, composing a length field containing information on the length of the control message, composing optional fields having different values according to the type of the control information, and composing a payload field containing content of the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Hwang, Kyung-Mo Park, Sung-Ryeul Rhyu, Jae-Yeon Song
  • Patent number: 10356449
    Abstract: A broadcasting generating process method according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: encoding broadcasting data for one or more broadcasting services; encoding first level signaling information including information describing attributes for the one or more broadcasting services; encoding second level signaling information including information for scanning the one or more broadcasting services; and generating a broadcasting signal including the broadcasting data, the first level signaling information and the second level signaling information, wherein the second level signaling information is transmitted through a predetermined position in the broadcasting signal, and the second level signaling information comprises IP address information for identifying IP addresses of packets transmitting the first signaling information and physical layer pipe (PLP) ID information for identifying PLP including the first signaling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyoungsoo Moon, Minsung Kwak, Jangwon Lee, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10346417
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including a system for ranking videos. Videos are identified that have been presented at client devices. For each video, session start data is identified that specifies a lead video that initiated presentation to a user during a presentation session. For each lead video, presentation times over multiple user sessions are determined, a scaled presentation time is obtained, user sessions for which the lead video initiated presentation of videos are identified, and an aggregate video presentation time attributable to the lead video is determined. For each given video, a presentation score is determined based on a scaled presentation time of the lead video relative to a sum of the aggregate video presentation times for the lead videos. The videos are ranked based on the presentation scores. A user interface is updated to present the ranked videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 10341693
    Abstract: A method manages substantially continuous delivery of a data stream to a mobile communications device through sequential access thereby to respective receivers from a networked arrangement of wireless transceivers at known locations. A current location and velocity of the mobile communications device is determined. Based on a determined current location and velocity of the mobile communications device, a prediction for a next wireless transceiver to be accessed is generated, and a portion of the data stream is pre-cached at a predicted next wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur J. Barr, Ian O. Partridge, Adam J. Pilkington, David S. Renshaw, Andrew Taylor, Thomas Van Der Veen
  • Patent number: 10327044
    Abstract: Multiple video and/or content feeds are combined and synchronized in real-time into a single mobile IP data network compatible stream for presenting as a coherent display on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: QUICKPLAY MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Torin Walker, Michael M. Martinez