Patents Examined by Mishawn N Hunter
  • Patent number: 10418066
    Abstract: A system for synchronizing audio and video of selectably presentable multimedia content includes a memory for storing a plurality of selectably presentable multimedia content segments. Each content segment defines a portion of one or more content paths and includes a decision period during which a user may select a subsequent content segment as the content segment is playing. An assembly engine seamlessly assembles a subset of the content segments into one of the content paths, ultimately forming a multimedia presentation. A configuration manager determines an audio file and a video file to be played based on a content segment that is selected to be played immediately following the currently playing content segment. An audio engine processes the audio file for playback, and a video engine synchronizes playback of the video file with the playback of the audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 LTD
    Inventors: Yoni Bloch, Tal Zubalsky, Barak Feldman
  • Patent number: 10410678
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to the creation of a media effect index for group video conversations. Media effect application (e.g., in the form of graphical overlays, filters, sounds, etc.) may be tracked in a timeline during a chat session. The resulting index may be used to create a highlights reel, which may serve as an index into a live show or may be used to determine the best time to insert materials into a recording of the conversation. The index may be used to automatically detect events in the video feed, to allow viewers to skip ahead to exciting moments (e.g., represented by clusters of applications of particular types of media effects), to determine where each participant spoke in a discussion, or to provide a common “watch together” experience while multiple users watch a common video. An analysis of the index may be used for research or consumer testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Stephane Taine, Brendan Benjamin Aronoff, Jason Clark
  • Patent number: 10381045
    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: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LiveClips LLC
    Inventors: Eric David Petajan, David Eugene Weite, Douglas W. Vunic
  • Patent number: 10382745
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image display device including a display panel including a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in a matrix defined by a horizontal direction and a vertical direction, the display panel having a changeable display direction; and a parallax unit on the display panel and including a plurality of optical elements having a tilt angle of 30° to 60° relative to the vertical direction and a pitch corresponding to a multiple of a pitch of the sub-pixels. Among the sub-pixels located to correspond to each of the optical elements, at least two sub-pixels, adjacently arranged, display the same view image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hee-Jin Im
  • Patent number: 10375380
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication processor configured to receive an omnidirectional image from a photographing device; a display; and a controller configured to display a first image on a main screen of the display corresponding to a first partial image of the omnidirectional image, and display a second image corresponding to a second partial image of the omnidirectional image on a sub-screen, the second image having an object with an attribute similar to an object included in the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jisun Lee, Suyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10368045
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system configured to present primary and secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content to a user. Primary virtual reality content may be displayed to a user, and, responsive to the user turning his view away from the primary virtual reality content, a sensory cue is provided to the user that indicates to the user that his view is no longer directed toward the primary virtual reality content, and secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content may be displayed to the user. Primary virtual reality content may resume when the user returns his view to the primary virtual reality content. Primary virtual reality content may be adjusted based on a user's interaction with the secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content. Secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content may be adjusted based on a user's progression through the primary virtual reality content, or interaction with the primary virtual reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Visionary VR, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10360943
    Abstract: A video editing method, a video editing device, and a video editing system are provided. A target is obtained from an original video. Relative position relations respectively between each frame and a previous frame and a next frame adjacent to it are obtained based on multiple image feature points of each frame. An adjustment process is executed respectively for each frame. The adjustment process includes: obtaining a frame N; identifying the target in the frame N; adjusting the frame N to obtain a new frame, wherein the target is located on a center of the new frame; and modifying the new frame based on the relative position relations to obtain a postproduction frame. A processed video is outputted based on multiple postproduction frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Ta Hsieh, Ching-An Cho, Zhen-Te Liu
  • Patent number: 10351263
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assistance device for remote diagnostics during verification of the state of an aircraft engine, carried out in situ by at least one operator with an endoscope used to capture images of the engine and to take measurements intended to be transmitted to at least one remote terminal used by at least one remote expert, with the aim of performing a collaborative analysis of the images and the measurements. The device according to the invention further comprises a portable housing controlled by the operator and equipped with a software module intended for generating an operational context as a function of location data provided by a GPS, weather data from the endoscopy location, and data on the communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Florie Remond, Erwan Guerin, Jade Guyenne, Bernard Lhermenier, Sylvain Squedin
  • Patent number: 10356379
    Abstract: An image storage apparatus, an image reproducing apparatus, a method of storing an image, a method of reproducing an image, a storage medium and a photographing apparatus are provided. The image storage apparatus records link information of a contents file within a moving image file and stores the linked moving image file. Accordingly, a user can select the moving image file to be displayed together with the linked contents file on one screen when the user reproduces the moving image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin-su Myung
  • Patent number: 10347287
    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: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Michael Weber, Jens Brocke, Stefan Kubsch, Michael Pieper, Frank Glaeser, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 10347288
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments allow for the capturing, synchronization, and editing of video clips captured by a plurality of devices. In one embodiment, video clips are associated with one another when the devices that captured the video clips are in physical proximity with one another and the video clips are captured during the same time period. Those video clips can be synchronized at a later time and aggregated by a user to form a new video clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CROWDFLIK, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Hamer
  • Patent number: 10349142
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for reducing content storage space and network resources. A device, such as a network storage device, can receive a plurality of requests to record a content item with varying start times and end times. The network device can map the start time and end time of each request to a subscriber, premises, and/or device. The network device can determine the earliest of the start times associated with the content item and the latest of the end times associated with the content item. In an aspect, the network device can make a recording, starting at the earliest start time and ending at the latest end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Hertzfeld, Mark McKelvey, Thomas Day
  • Patent number: 10341710
    Abstract: Provided are a program recording method and device, and a set top box. The method includes: acquiring, by a set top box, first Electronic Program Guide (EPG) information of a Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) and second EPG information of an Over-The-Top (OTT) service; selecting a program to be recorded from a program list integrated with the first EPG information and the second EPG information, and determining a program type of the program to be recorded; and recording the program to be recorded according to the determined program type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Ronghui Li, Xiaojun Li
  • Patent number: 10341708
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling a home alarm and supporting various control functions including STB recording functions are described. In some embodiments, e.g., where the STB is a DOCSIS capable device, communications between the control panel and STB is through a gateway and/or server which allow the IP based control panel to interact with the STB via a communications network and other devices located external to the customer premise where the control panel is located. In embodiments where the STB supports IP capability, communication between the control panel and STB is via a home network. In some embodiments upon selecting an alarm activation option a user is provided an opportunity to select at least one of: recordings, which are scheduled for deletion, to be preserved, or suggestions for programs for recording. Upon alarm deactivation, a list of new recordings made in user's absence and a missed call log is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Osminer, Ernest Joseph Biancarelli, Craig Mahonchak, Chris Williams, Scott Ramsdell
  • Patent number: 10341630
    Abstract: A time lapse video is created in real-time, without post-production. User configurations are set for a time lapse video recording. A real-time video feed is received into a buffer. Based on a user configuration for frequency, certain frames in the buffer can be discarded prior to generating the video file. The time lapse video is output as a video file according to user configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: IDL CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventor: Amanjyot Singh Johar
  • Patent number: 10334306
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a system for media playback can include a first media playback device configured to receive a media stream from a media casting device over a data network, the first media playback device being a member of the media playback group and a second media playback device configured to receive the media stream, the second media playback device being a member of the media playback group. The first media playback device and the second media playback device can be collectively configured to designate one of the first media playback device and the second media playback device as a leader playback device of the media playback group. The playback device not designated as the leader playback device can be designated as a follower playback device of the media playback group. The first media playback device and the second media playback device can be further collectively configured to determine a clock offset between the leader playback device and the follower playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mackay, Byungchul Kim, Tavis A. Maclellan, Richard F. Lyon, Chet N. Gnegy, Pascal T. Getreuer, Chien-Jung Kung, Tomer Shekel, Ryan M. Rifkin
  • Patent number: 10332564
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for generating video tags associated with previously captured video data. During a recording mode, video data may be captured and uploaded to a server. In response to a command, video may be tagged and selected, for example for inclusion in a video summary. During a standby mode, video data may be captured and temporarily stored in a buffer. In response to the command, video data stored in the buffer prior to the command may be selected. The video data may be selected for further processing and/or uploaded to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan Josef Andrizzi, Alex Carter, Peter Van Tuyl Bentley, William Christopher Banta
  • Patent number: 10334222
    Abstract: Certain embodiments involve switching to a particular video loop based on a user's focus while displaying video content to a user. For example, a video playback system identifies a current frame of the video content in a current region of interest being presented to a user on a presentation device. The video playback system also identifies an updated region of interest in the video content. The video playback system determines that a start frame and an end frame of a video portion within the region of interest have a threshold similarity. The video playback system selects, based on the threshold similarity, the video portion as a loop to be displayed to the user in the updated region of interest. The video playback system causes the presentation device to display the video portion as the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Pranjali Kokare, Geoffrey Oxholm, Zhili Chen, Duygu Ceylan Aksit
  • Patent number: 10324686
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operation method therefor are provided. The electronic device may include: a display panel; an optical element; and a control unit which senses a location of the optical element, generates a 3D image through via display panel and the optical element in a state in which the display panel and the optical element overlap each other, and generates a 2D image via the display panel in a state in which the optical element is detached or separated from the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shaohui Jiao, Haitao Wang, Mingcai Zhou, Tao Hong, Weiming Li, Xiying Wang, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 10325627
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an image processing method, image processing apparatus and program which are capable of exciting the emotions of a viewer more effectively. [Solution] An information processing method including: analyzing a beat of input music; extracting a plurality of unit images from an input image; and generating, by a processor, editing information for switching the extracted unit images depending on the analyzed beat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikeda, Atsushi Kimura, Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Nobuho Ikeda