Patents Examined by Mishawn N Hunter
  • Patent number: 11962954
    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: April 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Mindshow Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 11961215
    Abstract: A method for processing images is described, wherein a scenery is recorded as at least one raw image by at least one optical capture means mounted on a vehicle, and wherein image data of the scenery are mapped incompletely and/or erroneously in the subsequently rendered render image in at least one area. In order to provide a user of one or more cameras on a motor vehicle, that have visibility restrictions with a more agreeable visual experience, the method includes identifying the area(s) of incomplete and/or erroneous mapping in the render image on the basis of existing visibility restrictions, generating masks that enclose the area(s) of incomplete and/or erroneous mapping as masked areas, reconstructing image data in unmasked areas of the render image by means of digital inpainting and synthesizing together with the masked areas to produce a correction image, and displaying the completed and/or debugged correction image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Ekaterina Grünwedel, Charlotte Gloger, Andreas Panakos
  • Patent number: 11962874
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing data snippets. One or more snippets can be associated with a data object of an enterprise data platform. The one or more snippets can be organized based on metadata information associated with the one or more snippets. The organized snippets can be analyzed to determine an activity relating to an entity depicted in the one or more snippets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wilczynski, Kendra Knittel, Andrew Elder, Anand Gupta, Jessica Headrick
  • Patent number: 11957313
    Abstract: An endoscope includes an imager unit loading region provided at a distal end portion of an insertion portion, a cable connection surface, a wall provided to connect an opening of the imager unit loading region and an opening of the cable connection surface to each other, a contact pattern formed on a wall surface of the imager unit loading region, a wiring pattern formed on a front surface of the cable connection surface from the wall, a connection pattern formed on the cable connection surface, and a through-electrode formed in the wall so that the imager unit loading region and the cable connection surface communicate with each other, configured to cause the contact pattern and the wiring pattern to electrically continue to each other, and formed at a predetermined angle with respect to a center axis of the distal end barrel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenjiro Kanno, Shigeru Hosokai, Takuro Horibe, Daichi Kodama, Hiroyuki Motohara
  • Patent number: 11949848
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to a computer-implemented method that includes capturing image data using one or more cameras, wherein the image data includes a primary image and associated depth values. The method further includes encoding the image data in an image format. The encoded image data includes the primary image encoded in the image format and image metadata that includes a device element that includes a profile element indicative of an image type and a first camera element, wherein the first camera element includes an image element and a depth map based on the depth values. The method further includes, after the encoding, storing the image data in a file container based on the image format. The method further includes causing the primary image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mira Leung, Steve Perry, Fares Alhassen, Abe Stephens, Neal Wadhwa
  • Patent number: 11948605
    Abstract: In a recording and reproducing apparatus and a recording and reproducing method for the recording and reproducing apparatus for recording and reproducing image information on a scene obtained through photographing, relative to a predetermined first recording medium and being capable of setting one or more chapters to each scene, a face recognizing process is executed for a photographed image based on the image information, an importance level of each chapter is set in accordance with a result of the face recognizing process for a very important person (VIP) set by a user, and each chapter having a relevant importance level among importance levels of respective chapters is selectively reproduced. A user can therefore find an object chapter and scene quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11943489
    Abstract: A method, a programmed computer system, for example, a network-based hardware device, and a machine readable medium containing a software program for modifying a high definition video data stream in real time, with no visible delays, to add content on a frame by frame basis, thus simultaneously compositing multiple different customized linear views, for purposes such as creating and broadcasting targeted advertising in real time. The method employs conventional video processing technology in novel and inventive ways to achieve the desired objective by passing data selected by the program back and forth between a GPU and a CPU of a computer. The method is also usable with data streams having lower than high definition where real time processing is desired and yields better results than conventional methods. In such applications, all processing may be done by the CPU of a sufficiently powerful general-purpose computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Snakeview Data Science, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ela Kliots Shapira, Abraham Zvi Yehiel Elbaum
  • Patent number: 11928001
    Abstract: Systems and methods for musical tempo detection are provided. The method includes detecting peaks and their locations in a waveform of a digital audio track, and dividing the track into first measures with a first-measure length based on a first estimated tempo. The method includes determining distances between a beginning of the first measures and each peak location, and determining a first number of peaks having the same distance from the beginning of the first measures. The method includes dividing the track into second measures with a second-measure length based on a second estimated tempo; determining distances between a beginning of the second measures and each peak location; and determining a second number of peaks having the same distance from the beginning of each of the second measures. The method includes estimating an accurate tempo by comparing the first number of peaks and the second number of peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: inMusic Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: John O'Donnell, Christopher Blane Roman, James Samuel Heintz, Manuel Kaletta, Marcus Tillmans
  • Patent number: 11929097
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus of editing a multimedia file, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method includes: acquiring a multimedia file and an operation information contained in each editing track of a plurality of editing tracks, wherein the operation information is acquired to edit the multimedia file; detecting a multimedia file frame contained in the each editing track at a current time in a case of editing the multimedia file in a chronological order; editing the multimedia file frame contained in the each editing track at the current time by using the operation information associated with the multimedia file frame, so as to obtain an edited file frame contained in the each editing track at the current time; and performing an encoding synthesis on the edited file frame contained in the each editing track at the current time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanlong Chang
  • Patent number: 11929099
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is a system and computer-implemented method for assembling and editing a video program from spoken words or soundbites. The disclosed technology imports source audio/video clips and any of multiple formats. Spoken audio is transcribed into searchable text. The text transcript is synchronized to the video track by timecode markers. Each spoken word corresponds to a timecode marker, which in turn corresponds to a video frame or frames. Using word processing operations and text editing functions, a user selects video segments by selecting corresponding transcribed text segments. By selecting text and arranging that text, a corresponding video program is assembled. The selected video segments are assembled on a timeline display in any chosen order by the user. The sequence of video segments may be reordered and edited, as desired, to produce a finished video program for export.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shamir Allibhai, Roderick Hodgson
  • Patent number: 11922973
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method. The method includes displaying, on a display, a scene timeline including a time-ordered sequence of scene previews, each scene preview corresponding to a scene of a video production and having a display width that provides a visual indication of a duration of that scene. The method further includes displaying a canvas including a first visual element that is associated with the first scene, and in response to detecting selection of the first visual element from the canvas, causing a first visual element timing indicator to be displayed. The first visual element timing indicator is aligned with the scene timeline based on a first visual element start time and a first visual element end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CANVA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Michael Evans, Jessica Faccin, Cameron Adams
  • Patent number: 11922540
    Abstract: A computing device obtains a video and obtains a target facial image, where the target facial image comprises a target face to be edited. The computing device determines a target facial feature vector from the target facial image to be edited. For each of a plurality of frames in the video, the computing device is further configured to: identify facial regions of individuals depicted in the video, generate candidate facial feature vectors for each of the identified facial regions, compare each of the candidate facial feature vectors to the target facial feature vector, and apply a mask effect to facial regions of corresponding facial feature vectors based on the comparison to generate an edited video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: PERFECT MOBILE CORP.
    Inventor: Chun Ming Yeh
  • Patent number: 11915724
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating videos. In one aspect, a method comprises: receiving: (i) an input video comprising a sequence of video frames, and (ii) data indicating a target object type; processing the input video to generate tracking data that identifies and tracks visual locations of one or more instances of target objects of the target object type in the input video; generating a plurality of sub-videos based on the input video and the tracking data, including: for each sub-video, generating a respective sequence of sub-video frames that are each extracted from a respective video frame of the input video to include a respective instance of a given target object from among the identified target objects of the target object type; and generating an output video that comprises the plurality of sub-videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nathan James Frey, Zheng Sun
  • Patent number: 11915723
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating media content are provided. In some aspects, a process of the disclosed technology includes operations including: determining, one or more characteristics for the audio file, determining, based on a skin associated with the audio file, one or more media effects that will be applied based on the one or more characteristics of the audio file, applying the one or more media effects to a media file to generate a modified media file; and generating an audio-video file comprising a combination of the audio file and the modified media file. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SoClip!
    Inventor: Christope Vaucher
  • Patent number: 11908489
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for advancing through video content. The systems and methods include generating playback of a video associated with subtitles comprising a sequence of subtitle segments; receiving a user request to advance playback of the video from a first video play position corresponding to a first subtitle segment of the sequence of subtitle segments; identifying a second subtitle segment of the sequence of subtitle segments that is adjacent to the first subtitle segment in the sequence of subtitle segments; and in response to receiving the user request to advance playback of the video, advancing playback of the video from the first video play position to a second video play position based on a subtitle segment play position associated with the second subtitle segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: David Paliwoda
  • Patent number: 11902697
    Abstract: A multispectral or thermal imager comprising a lens assembly, an array of IC chips that is arranged in a field of view of the lens assembly, each IC chip comprising an array of thermopile devices, and a filter assembly comprising one or more wavelength filters. The filter assembly comprises a respective wavelength filter for at least one of the three or more rows of IC chips. At least one wavelength filter is transparent in a portion of a wavelength range that passes through the lens assembly. The filter assembly is configured such that radiation of the same wavelength range passes to the rows of IC chips in the pair of non-adjacent rows, and such that the wavelength range that passes to the rows in the pair of non-adjacent rows is different from a wavelength range that passes to the one or more rows other than the pair of non-adjacent rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: OroraTech GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Grübler
  • Patent number: 11902615
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided reducing storage space occupied by a media asset by adjusting quality levels of the media asset downward over time. This may be accomplished by a media guidance application that store, at a given time, the media asset in a first format having a first quality level. The media guidance application retrieves, from a database, a data entry corresponding to the media asset and determines, based on the data entry, a threshold period of time for storing the media asset in the first format. The media guidance application detects whether the threshold period of time since the given time has passed and responds by altering a first portion of the media asset from the first format having the first quality level to a second format having a second quality level that is inferior to the first quality level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Kim, Lucas Waye, Richard Eric Miller, Matthew John Emerson
  • Patent number: 11894022
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes: (i) a computing system obtaining media content; (ii) the computing system extracting from the obtained media content, audio content; (iii) the computing system using at least the extracted audio content to obtain sentiment data associated with the audio content; (iv) the computing system using the obtained sentiment data as a basis to modify a video content component of the media content, thereby generating a modified version of the media content; and (v) the computing system outputting for presentation the generated modified media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Ramesh, Michael Cutter
  • Patent number: 11887628
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a video processing method, an apparatus, a device and a storage medium. The method includes: after determining a target effect style and determining a target video clip based on presentation of a video to be processed on a timeline, establishing a binding relationship between the target effect style and the target video clip in response to an effect application trigger operation, so as to achieve an effect of applying the target effect style to the target video clip. The embodiment of the present disclosure, by establishing the binding relationship between the target effect style and the target video clip, achieves the effect of effect processing only on a certain video clip of the video, thereby meeting the user's demand of effect processing only on a certain video clip, which increases flexibility of video effect processing, and further improves the user's experience of video effect processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qifan Zheng, Chen Zhao, Yan Zeng, Pingfei Fu
  • Patent number: 11875822
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for validation and generation of localized content for audio and video are described herein. The systems and techniques provide for training of twin neural networks to evaluate performance characteristics, sometimes referred to as content-auxiliary characteristics, of a localized performance. The localized performance may be validated or improved by identifying misalignment in the performance characteristics to ensure that localized content preserves content as well as creative intent and performance ability in the final product. The machine learning models trained using the techniques described herein may be used in connection with auto-localization processes to automatically generate high quality localized audio and video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Rohun Tripathi, Angshuman Saha, Naveen Sudhakaran Nair