Patents Examined by Nigar Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10147461
    Abstract: Systems and methods for alerting users to differences between first and second media versions of a story are provided. Given a first version of the media asset, a first sequence of plot segments in the first version that collectively represent a story arc may be identified. A second version of the media asset may be processed to identify a second sequence of plot segments that collectively represent the story arc. The first sequence and second sequence of plot segments may be compared to identify a set of plot segments representing a difference between the sequences. In response to detecting that a user consuming the first version of the media asset has reached a given plot segment that represents a resolution to the story, a summary of the set of plot segments representing the difference between the first and second sequences may be generated for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ROVI Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bates, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman, William L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10136115
    Abstract: A video recording method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes acquiring video data; buffering the video data at a native layer for which memory allocation is not limited; and performing encoding to obtain a video file according to the video data buffered at the native layer. Embodiments of the present disclosure solve the problem that a garbage collection (GC) mechanism is frequently triggered and the phenomenon of out of memory (OOM) occurs when image data is buffered at a Java layer, and achieve the effect that there is no need to trigger the GC mechanism and the phenomenon of OOM does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kai Wu, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10127455
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a processing unit configured to extract at least one frame selected from a plurality of frames of moving-picture data as a candidate thumbnail image, wherein the at least one frame corresponds to at least one frame selected according to a plurality of thumbnail extraction criteria, and to determine at least one candidate thumbnail image selected from a group comprising candidate thumbnail images obtained by the extracting, as at least one final thumbnail image, based on a thumbnail extraction criterion to which the candidate thumbnail images obtained by the extracting respectively correspond, and a display unit configured to display the at least one final thumbnail image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu-chun Han, Sung-hoon Kim, Su-jin Ryu, Dong-jin Jung, Jun-kwon Choi
  • Patent number: 10129573
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying relevance of a video are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: causing a video to be played on a device of a user; receiving, from the device, an instruction to share the video with another user, the instruction corresponding to a point-in-time in the video; identifying text in a transcript of the video based on the point-in-time; causing the identified text to be displayed on the device based on the instruction to share the video; receiving, from the device, an instruction to include user-approved text along with the video in the sharing of the video with the one or more other users, the user-approved text comprising at least a portion of the identified text; and causing the user-approved text to be displayed on a device of the other user in association with the video based on the instructions to share and include.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amita Sahasrabudhe, Christopher Ng, Pengfei Li, Jonathan L. Sherman-Presser, Mikhail Burshteyn, Shane Afsar, Yilin Li
  • Patent number: 10122984
    Abstract: A pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera based video reproducing method and a PTZ camera based video reproducing apparatus are disclosed. The present disclosure in some embodiments provides PTZ camera based video reproducing method and apparatus that recognize, from a plurality of preset videos captured by a PTZ camera, the preset videos from the same imaged location, select the recognized preset videos, and reproduce the video images of choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gwang-gook Lee
  • Patent number: 10122982
    Abstract: Recording images, including: receiving an optical effects selection, which indicates a selected optical effect to apply to raw image data capturing the images; receiving an optical effects parameter, which indicates how to apply the selected optical effects to the raw image data; storing the optical effects selection and the optical effects parameter as effects metadata; recording the raw image data using a sensor of the digital camera; marking the effects metadata with time information to associate the effects metadata with the recorded raw image data over time; applying the selected optical effect to the raw image data according to the optical effects parameter to create processed image data while preserving the recorded raw image data; and displaying the processed image data on a display of the digital camera. Key words include raw image data and effects metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Chris Cookson, Scot Barbour
  • Patent number: 10116908
    Abstract: A playback device plays video streams recorded in a recording medium, in which are one or more video streams including at least one of an HDR stream whose dynamic range of luminance of video corresponds to a high dynamic range (HDR), and an SDR stream whose dynamic range of luminance of video corresponds to a standard dynamic range (SDR) narrower than HDR, and identification information indicating whether the HDR stream is included in the one or more video streams. A playback method of the playback device includes: reading the identification information from the recording medium; acquiring playback capability information indicating whether the playback device can play the HDR stream, and display capability information indicating whether a connected display device can display the HDR video; and deciding on a video stream from the one or more video streams, according to the identification information, the playback capability information, and the display capability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mochinaga, Hiroshi Yahata
  • Patent number: 10104358
    Abstract: A 3D image display method and a head-mounted device. The method including: building a 3D background model and setting a video image display area in the 3D background model; acquiring video image data, and projecting the video image data into the video image display area of the 3D background model; acquiring a display parameter of a head-mounted device, and according to the display parameter, performing image morphing processing of the 3D background model to which the video image data are projected to generate a first 3D video image corresponding to a left eye and a second 3D video image corresponding to a right eye; and displaying the first 3D video image and the second 3D video image in the video image display area after refracting them through two lenses, respectively. The above-mentioned technical solutions can solve the problem of the narrow 3D image display angle that in the existing head-mounted devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Yin, Hongwei Zhou
  • Patent number: 10096259
    Abstract: A video playback device includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes receiving a designation of a tuning during video playback in each of plural respective videos, and, according to a playback instruction, playing back the plural videos in synchronization starting from the timings designated for the plural respective videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Oguchi, Masahiro Kihara, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Kazumi Doi
  • Patent number: 10097812
    Abstract: Auto-calibration of stereo cameras installable behind the windshield of a host vehicle and oriented to view the environment through the windshield. Multiple first image points are located of one of the first images captured from the first camera at a first time and matched with first image points of at least one other of the first images captured from the first camera at a second time to produce pairs of corresponding first image points respectively in the first images captured at the different times. World coordinates are computed from the corresponding first image points. Second image points in the second images captured from the second camera are matched to at least a portion of the first image points. The world coordinates as determined from the first camera are used, to solve for camera parameters of the second camera from the matching second image points of the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Harel Livyatan, Oded Berberian
  • Patent number: 10083720
    Abstract: Video data stream storage comprising: receiving, by at least one processor, at least one raw video stream that has at least one object, recording, in at least one memory the at least one raw video stream, extracting, by the at least one processor, at least one object characteristic of the at least one object and at least one timestamp associated with the at least one object characteristic and recording, in the at least one memory the at least one object characteristic and the at least one timestamp associated with the at least one object characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Aupera Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhengning Zhou, Yu Feng Liao
  • Patent number: 10074400
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, by a video display device, to a user of a client device, a broadcast of an audiovisual data feed. The method includes receiving, by the client device, an identification of a portion of the audiovisual data feed. The method includes generating, by the client device, a time-constrained video from the identified portion of the audiovisual data feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Snakt, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaëtan Bonhomme, Tristan Cameron Snell
  • Patent number: 10037780
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, first video content captured by a front-facing camera of an end-user device; (ii) receiving, by the computing system, second video content captured by a rear-facing camera of the end-user device, wherein the first video content is captured by the front-facing camera while the second video content is captured by the rear-facing camera; and (iii) using, by the computing system, the received first video content, the received second video content, and a DVE template to generate third video content that includes the received first video content and the received second video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale T. Roberts, Michael Gubman
  • Patent number: 10034029
    Abstract: A system for audio object delivery based on audible frequency analysis comprises a network server comprising non-transitory memory storing an application that, in response to execution, the network server: ingests a plurality of audio clip messages that each comprise metadata and an audio clip file. For at least one audio clip message, the network server reduces the audio clip file to a predefined time length, creates a plurality of time bins, determines that a first time bin and a second time bin correspond with a trigger sound frequency, generates a spectral flatness value, determines a frequency band identifier, and appends the generated spectral flatness value and the frequency band identifier to the audio clip message. The network server assigns the appended audio clip message to a voice matrix, identifies user equipment based on the voice matrix, and initiates delivery of an audio object to the identified user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Abhik Barua, Michael A. Gailloux
  • Patent number: 10033984
    Abstract: A method of playing video on an electronic device is provided. The method includes playing a video in a first mode, detecting attribute information of the video as the video is being played in the first mode, changing the first mode to a second mode based on the detected attribute information, and playing the video in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chan-Hong Kim, Jae-Min Kim, Tae-Wan Kim, Joong-Hwan Lim
  • Patent number: 10028017
    Abstract: An information processing device accepts an instruction to set a buffer size of a receiving buffer in which segment data obtained by dividing content data including at least one of video and audio is recorded, determines, among a plurality of pieces of segment data to be acquired, the segment data to be acquired based on a free capacity of the receiving buffer of the buffer size relating to the setting instruction, acquires the segment data to be acquired from an external device, and records the acquired segment data in the receiving buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshinori Koba
  • Patent number: 10027947
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method that enable high-precision generation of parallax images of viewpoints with a small amount of calculation. A correlation generating unit calculates correlation values of captured images of pairs of viewpoints, using captured images of viewpoints. A generating unit generates parallax images of different hierarchical levels of a reference viewpoint based on the correlation values. The parallax images are a parallax image formed with the disparity value of the reference viewpoint, and a parallax image formed with the disparity value of an occlusion region. The reference viewpoint is one of the viewpoints. The present disclosure can be applied to the image processing apparatus of a light field camera, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ito, Kengo Hayasaka, Hironori Mori
  • Patent number: 10014028
    Abstract: Data including a digital stream file obtained by encoding video information is recorded in a recording medium. A recording region of the recording medium has a first recording region where reading is performed at a first read rate, and a second recording region where reading is performed at a second read rate that is faster than the first read rate. The data includes a digital stream file having real-time attributes and a data file having non-real-time attributes. The data file to be read in during playback of the digital stream file is recorded in, of the first recording region and the second recording region, the same recording region where the digital stream file being played is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yahata
  • Patent number: 9998685
    Abstract: Some embodiments allow a video editor to spatially and temporally align two or more video sequences into a single video sequence. As used in this application, a video sequence is a set of images (e.g., a set of video frames or fields). A video sequence can be from any media, such as broadcast media or recording media (e.g., camera, film, DVD, etc.). Some embodiments are implemented in a video editing application that has a user selectable alignment operation, which when selected aligns two or more video sequences. In some embodiments, the alignment operation identifies a set of pixels in one image (i.e., a “first” image) of a first video sequence and another image (i.e., a “second” image) of a second video sequence. The alignment operation defines a motion function that describes the motion of the set of pixels between the first and second images. The operation then defines an objective function based on the motion function. The operation finds an optimal solution for the objective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Christophe Souchard
  • Patent number: 9972358
    Abstract: Various videolization solutions are provided. A method for generating video is provided according to an example. The method includes obtaining one or more data portions and generating a customizable video using the one or more data portions and using one or more video generation templates; determining one or more selectable objects in the customizable video using one or more object definitions; receiving an indication indicating a user selection of at least one selectable object corresponding to an object definition; obtaining additional data portions related to the at least one selectable object corresponding to the indication; and regenerating the customizable video using the additional data portions and the one or more data portions corresponding to the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zonghuan Wu, Murat Kalender, Can Kansin, Ozgun Cirakman, Mustafa Tolga Eren, Caglar Tirkaz, Gunay Gultekin, Sezer Kutluk