Patents Examined by Nigar Chowdhury
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9966105
    Abstract: A playback device is provided that includes a readout unit that reads out data recorded in a recording medium and a playback unit. Data including a digital stream file obtained by encoding video information is recorded in the 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. In a file system, the data is classified into the digital stream file having real-time attributes and a data file having non-real-time attributes, wherein the data file read in during playback of the digital stream file is recorded in the same recording region where the digital stream file being played is recorded. The readout unit reads out the data without changing the first or second read rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yahata
  • Patent number: 9959298
    Abstract: There is provided a method, apparatus and system for indexing content based on relative time information. The method, apparatus and system include determining relative time information of at least one of a time interval of at least a portion of the content and an event occurring in the content, generating time metadata that indexes in absolute time the determined relative time information and communicating the time metadata for storage. The method, apparatus and system can further include receiving a request for the at least one of a time interval of at least a portion of the content and an event occurring in the content, the request identifying a desired content portion using relative time information, using the time metadata to determine a portion of the content relative to the time information and communicating the content portion relative to the time information to a requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventor: Louis Kirk Barker
  • Patent number: 9961275
    Abstract: The present inventive subject matter is drawn to method, system, and apparatus for generating video content related to an audio media asset. In one aspect of this invention, a method for operating a kinetic typography service on the audio media asset stored in a computer memory is presented, where a set of subtitle items belonging to the audio media asset is obtained; a plurality of preset animation items are produced; generating a plurality of video frames by applying a transformation effect of a preset animation to a corresponding subtitle item; and producing a video media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Aleph Group Pte, Ltd
    Inventors: Venkateswaran Prasad, Sameer Pitalwalla, Rohit Marathe, Chinmay Gangakhedkar, Chetan Chopda, Manish Gurnaney, Pankaj Mendki, Hemant Sachdeva, Vikram Fugro, Bharat Swaminathan, Pawan Kanodia
  • Patent number: 9961295
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel that displays an input video signal; and a video recording and reproduction unit that records and reproduces a video picture to be displayed on the display panel. The video recording and reproduction unit includes an image-size setting unit that reduces a size of a screen of the input video signal according to a multi-display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Takada
  • Patent number: 9955208
    Abstract: A method of performing time-shift function and television receiver having a tuner and a personal video recorder for storing broadcast programs of at least one channel enables a broadcast program of a currently tuned channel to be continuously and efficiently stored to enable time-shifting, regardless of an interruption by switching channels or changing input sources or even in the case of an inadvertent power-off condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Duck Jae Ahn
  • Patent number: 9948918
    Abstract: A stereoscopic control method includes: establishing a specific mapping relation between a specific disparity value and a specific set of a first focal setting value of a first sensor of a stereo camera and a second focal setting value of a second sensor of the stereo camera; and controlling stereoscopic focus of the stereo camera according to the specific mapping relation. Besides, a stereoscopic control apparatus includes a mapping unit and a focus control unit. The mapping unit is arranged for establishing at least a specific mapping relation between a specific disparity value and a specific set of a first focal setting value of a first sensor of a stereo camera and a second focal setting value of a second sensor of the stereo camera. The focus control unit is arranged for controlling stereoscopic focus of the stereo camera according to the specific mapping relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventor: Chia-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 9940975
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for automatically displaying variable image content in an image product includes automatically obtaining markers in photos or videos in a user account which includes detecting features in image content of the photos or the video frames and obtaining a marker for one of the photos or the video frames, automatically identifying a sequence of similar photos or videos if the markers detected in the photos or the associated video frames include more than a predetermined number or percentage of common features, detecting a marker in a photo product by a user device when the photo product is viewed by the user device, identifying a marked photo incorporated in the photo product based on the marker detected in the photo product, and enabling photos or videos in a sequence photos or videos associated with the marked photo to be displayed on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Nimrod Aroyo, Shy Lev-Ari, Yaron Stein, Jonatan Mor
  • Patent number: 9940970
    Abstract: A method comprising obtaining, by an automatic video media remixing service, at least one source of media content to be used as a reference media content; analysing the at least one reference media content according to at least one stylistic parameter; and determining, on the basis of the at least one stylistic parameter, at least one editing rule or parameter for controlling creation of an automatic media remix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Provenance Asset Group LLC
    Inventors: Antti Johannes Eronen, Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi, Igor Curcio, Jukka Antero Holm, Mikko Roininen
  • Patent number: 9930344
    Abstract: Digital content, such as movies, television productions, and the like are processed and delivered based upon digital masters. The masters may be produced as the initial content, or any other content may be digitized to create the masters. An HD full aperture version is used to create a reduced set of masters that can be used to fill orders having a wide range of features and options. The HD full aperture version is combined with pan and scanned instructions parsed from original pan and scan files to permit automatic creation of the basic masters used to fill the orders, such as a letter box version, a 16:9 FF version, and a 4:3 FF version. The derived masters may be HD versions or SD versions. Upon receipt of orders, the proper version is selected and assembled with any other components that may be ordered by the customer. Ingestion of the masters may be delayed until order reception, and transcoding of the original master may also be delayed until order reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NBCUNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Gianutsos, Tyler John Knight, Harvey Landy, David C. Pugh
  • Patent number: 9930313
    Abstract: There are provided an image display device providing a function of changing a screen display direction and an image display method. The image display for providing a 3D image according to a glass-free scheme on the basis of binocular disparity includes: a display unit configured to display a 3D image on a screen; a sensing unit configured to sense whether an event in relation to a change in a disposition direction of a layer generating binocular disparity corresponding to the 3D image and a change in a rendering scheme corresponding to the 3D image; and a control unit configured to change the disposition direction of the layer and the rendering scheme corresponding to the 3D image on the basis of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungseok Jang, Sangjo Park, Dongyoung Lee, Soonbo Han, Donghyun Kang, Hyojin Song
  • Patent number: 9912929
    Abstract: A video frame processing method, which comprises: (a) capturing at least one first video frame via a first camera; (b) capturing at least one second video frame via a second camera; and (c) adjusting one candidate second video frame of the second video frames based on one of the first video frame to generate a target single view video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Cheng Ju, Ding-Yun Chen, Cheng-Tsai Ho, Chia-Ming Cheng, Po-Hao Huang, Yuan-Chung Lee, Chung-Hung Tsai
  • Patent number: 9905267
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving a first group of video content items; (ii) identifying from among the first group of video content items, a second group of video content items having a threshold extent of similarity with each other; (iii) determining a quality score for each video content item of the second group; (iv) identifying from among the second group of video content items, a third group of video content items each having a quality score that exceeds a quality score threshold; and (v) based on the identifying of the third group, transmitting at least a portion of at least one video content item of the identified third group to a digital video-effect (DVE) system, wherein the system is configured for using the at least the portion of the at least one video content item of the identified third group to generate a video content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale T. Roberts, Michael Gubman