Patents Examined by Mishawn Hunter
  • Patent number: 10134145
    Abstract: According to at least one example embodiment, a method and corresponding apparatus of pruning video data comprise detecting motion areas within video frames of the video data based on short-term and long-term variations associated with content of the video data. Motion events, associated with the content of the video data, are then identified based on the motion areas detected, corresponding filtered motion areas, and variation patterns associated with the video data. Based on the motion events identified, a storage pattern for storing video frames of the video data is determined. The video frames are stored according to the determined storage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Pelco, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Farzin Aghdasi, Greg M. Millar, Stephen J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10129605
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed which reduces or removes the effectiveness of commercial skip systems such as presently found in VCRs, PVRs, etc. which are designed to delete commercials from signal material upon playback of a previously recorded version of the signal material. In an embodiment, the effectiveness of the commercial skip system is reduced or removed by adding a flat field of selected signal level to active line portions of video lines of the signal material. Other embodiments modify the normal fade to black signal indicative of a commercial to provide a fade to non-black signal. In further embodiments, a fade to non-black signal is inserted in an overseas area of the signal picture. Still further embodiments modify audio signals or selected signals in the horizontal blanking interval which may be used in commercial skip systems to detect the presence of commercials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Quan, John O. Ryan, Peter Wonfor
  • Patent number: 10115434
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of a first media content comprising a first audio track and a first video track, and a second media content comprising a second audio track. Section mapping between a first and a second plurality of audio sections associated with the first and second audio tracks, respectively is performed to determine a plurality of mapping audio sections. Relative position of at least one video transition with respect to the audio section is determined. A corresponding at least one video transition associated with at least one video transition is created in a mapping audio section, based on the relative position of the at least one video transition in the audio section. The first video track is modified based on the relative position of the corresponding at least one video transition in mapping audio section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Pasi Saari
  • Patent number: 10097761
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for generating or storing data are provided. A method of operating an electronic device includes outputting a first application execution screen in a first reproduction area in response to an application execution request, outputting a second reproduction area for generating a command related to recording data generation in at least a part of the first reproduction area, outputting a second application execution screen in the second reproduction area, and generating recording data in response to an input for the second reproduction area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-Won Park, Sung-Wang Kim, Young-Seong Kim, Yeo-Jin Moon, Yun-Hong Choi
  • Patent number: 10096340
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a new method to make a 3D acquisition of the video scene and to replace an object of the video scene by a substitute object corresponding to the product having substantially common 3D features than the object to be replaced and acceptable criteria values. It permits to minimize the appearance of hidden surfaces or occlusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Vincent Alleaume, Pierrick Jouet, Pascal Bourdon
  • Patent number: 10097789
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, methods and systems are disclosed for converting multi-media content to multiple deliverable formats using a conversion workflow. For example, a single source content file can be captured and a plurality of deliverable content files can be derived from the single source content file. Each of the plurality of deliverable content files can be in a format specific to a different distribution channel. That is, a single source media file can be used to automatically build one or more distribution files for a particular channel or channels. Furthermore, the distribution files can be built including logos, branding, open/close graphics, ratings, promo material, etc. The inclusion of these elements can be based on a common set of business rules defining, for example, what elements should be included in different types of distribution files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Starz Entertainment, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen David Smith, James Porter, Ray Milius
  • Patent number: 10090018
    Abstract: A method and device for generating video slides, which relate to the technical field of picture and video processing, comprising: selecting pictures for generating video slides; creating and displaying a time axis, the selected pictures being distributed on the time axis according to a time sequence corresponding to time attributes of the pictures; receiving user settings for playing effects of subsequently generated video slides, wherein, the settings comprise settings for changing locations of the selected pictures on the time axis; generating the video slides according to the playing effects of the settings so as to play the selected pictures according to a location sequence on the time axis. The invention is suitable for a situation where playing effects of the video slides generated from pictures can be set conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Qian Ping
  • Patent number: 10085423
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for remote interaction with a subject in an environment. The device has audio-visual recording and transmitting functionality to provide an operator at a remote location with an audio-visual feed of the environment near the device. The device also has a light emission component which the operator controls and which projects light onto a surface in the environment in the vicinity of the device. The systems, devices, and methods provide operators with the ability to control the positions of the light emission by tracking movement at a remote device at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PETCUBE, INC.
    Inventors: Oleksandr Neskin, Iaroslav Azhniuk, Andrii Kulbaba
  • Patent number: 10090020
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and method for creating a summary video of user content comprising a plurality of frames of data. A summarization engine may identify from the user content a first region-of-interest and a second region-of-interest. The summarization engine may generate a first content clip that comprises the first region-of-interest and has a first time length. The summarization engine may receive a new input variable for the summary video. The summarization engine may determine a modified first time length of the first content clip and generate a modified first content clip having the first modified time length. The summarization engine may generate the summary video including the modified first content clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Van Tuyl Bentley, Matthew Alan Townsend
  • Patent number: 10084994
    Abstract: A video monitoring system and method comprises a first camera at a first camera location configured to video record a first monitored area, wherein a georeference location of the first monitored area is known, and a virtual 3D model of the monitored zone that includes the first camera location and the first monitored area, wherein the virtual 3D model is georeferenced to a physical location. The system further comprises a processor configured to receive the video recording of the first monitored area and to overlay the video recording of the first monitored area onto a part of the virtual 3D model that corresponds to the georeference location of the first monitored area. A display is also connected to the processor and configured to display the virtual 3D model of the monitored zone overlaid with the video recording of the first monitored area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Tal Halamish, Stanislav Fridland, Yaron Avraham, Odid Cohen
  • Patent number: 10074401
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for capturing a sequence of images and for capturing sensor data at or around the time the images are captured. The sensor data is associated with the sequence of images. During a playback time of the images, additional sensor data is captured. The playback of the images is based at least, in part, on a correlation between movement indicated by the sensor data that was captured at the capture time of the images and movement indicated by the additional sensor data that is captured at the playback time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Volpe, Jonathan Edward Suchland, Kadirvelu Rathnavelu, Samir Raj Hege, Neal Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10074395
    Abstract: A media recording element having capabilities to facilitate recording media for subsequent playback. The recording element further including features associated with limited operations of a hard drive of other similarly mechanical memory under certain operating conditions so as to limit power consumption and/or memory degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Kirsche
  • Patent number: 10073275
    Abstract: A pair of glasses equipped with two lenses and intended to be worn by a user, the lenses each comprising a screen capable of transmitting or occulting, at least partially, incident light intended to pass through the lenses toward the user, the glasses being configured to, in a first occulting mode, attenuate the intensity of the incident light by simultaneously occulting the two screens, and, in a second occulting mode, enable three-dimensional vision of data emitted by a display device, via alternated occultation of the two screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: David Hue, Benoist Fleury
  • Patent number: 10070178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for contextual adjustment of thresholds of user interestedness for triggering video recording. An embodiment takes the form of a method that includes identifying one or more current contextual attributes of a current context of a user. The method also includes setting a current value of a stored interestedness threshold based at least in part on the one or more identified current contextual attributes. The method also includes obtaining one or more current physiological measurements of the user. The method also includes deriving an interestedness score based at least in part on the one or more obtained current physiological measurements. The method also includes comparing the derived interestedness score to the current value of the stored interestedness threshold. The method also includes initiating video recording when the derived interestedness score exceeds the current value of the stored interestedness threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Mona Singh
  • Patent number: 10068610
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices according to the present embodiments comprise a processor, a motion sensor, and a camera. In various embodiments, the A/V recording and communication devices are configured to reduce latency and/or to reduce false positive indications of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Changsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10062416
    Abstract: Provided is an image decoding device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire clean random access (CRA) information used to identify one or more CRA pictures in an image sequence inserted into a data region from a header region of a file format including the header region and the data region, a control unit configured to specify one CRA picture in the image sequence as a decoding start picture using the CRA information when an instruction of random access is detected, and a decoding unit configured to decode the image sequence from the decoding start picture specified by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Takehiko Nakano, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Mitsuru Katsumata, Satoshi Tsujii, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10056112
    Abstract: A system for annotating frames in a media stream 114 includes a pattern recognition system (PRS) 108 to generate PRS output metadata for a frame; an archive 106 for storing ground truth metadata (GTM); a device to merge the GTM and PRS output metadata and thereby generate proposed annotation data (PAD) 110; and a user interface 109 for use by the human annotator HA 118. The user interface 104 includes an editor 111 and an input device 107 used by the HA 118 to approve GTM for the frame. An optimization system 105 receives the approved GTM and metadata output by the PRS 108, and adjusts input parameters for the PRS to minimize a distance metric corresponding to a difference between the GTM and PRS output metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LiveClips LLC
    Inventors: Eric David Petajan, David Eugene Weite, Douglas W. Vunic
  • Patent number: 10056110
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for rearrangement of media data using visual representations of the media data are described. A displaying unit displays visual representations of media data items in a temporal order according to temporal metadata of the media data items. An operation unit changes the position of the visual representation of a first media data item upon receipt of a user input. Automatically, the position of the visual representations of some other media data items are changed corresponding to the position change of the visual representation of the first media data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jens Brocke, Frank Glaeser, Stefan Kubsch, Hui Li, Michael Pieper, Michael Weber
  • Patent number: 10043080
    Abstract: A self-position calculating apparatus includes: a light projector 11 configured to project a patterned light beam 32a onto a road surface 31 around a vehicle; and a camera 12 configured to capture an image 38 of the road surface 31 around the vehicle including an area onto which the patterned light beam 32a is projected. The self-position calculating apparatus calculates an orientation angle of the vehicle 10 relative to the road surface 31 from a position of the patterned light beam 32a on the image 38 obtained by the camera 12, and calculates an amount of change in the orientation of the vehicle based on temporal changes in multiple feature points on the road surface which are detected from the image 38. The self-position calculating apparatus calculates current position and orientation angle of the vehicle by adding the amount of change in the orientation to initial position and orientation angle of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Yamaguchi, Hidekazu Nishiuchi
  • Patent number: 10032483
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a summary image browsing system and method. A summary image browsing method of the present invention may comprise the steps of: tracking motion trajectory of an object from an input video; extracting the object from the input video and then generating a series of object segments; and synthesizing the series of object segments with a background image along the motion trajectory of the object and generating a summary image having a thickness according to an occurrence time interval for each object extracted from the input video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon Geol Ryu, Dong Jun Park, Hak Chul Shin