Patents Examined by Nigar Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10264233
    Abstract: A memory portion stores automated reproducing setting data that associates content input sources with necessariness/unnecessariness of automated reproduction of content. A control portion, when an operation-display portion or a remote control reception portion accepts selection of a content input source, judges whether or not automated reproduction is necessary on content that is inputted from the currently selected input source, based on the automated reproducing setting data. Also, the control portion starts outputting, at an audio signal output portion and a video signal output portion, a reproducing signal on the content that is inputted from the currently selected input source, when judging that automated reproduction of the content is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Usui, Masaya Kano, Ryotaro Aoki, Kohei Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10250862
    Abstract: To prevent gradation collapse. A BD player 1 includes a CPU 2 that obtains dynamic range of a monitor, a reproduction section 4 that obtains content information, and a video processor 5 that converts a digital video signal based on dynamic range of the monitor that is obtained by the CPU 2 and the content information that is obtained by the reproduction section 4. The video processor 5 converts each code value of the digital video signal of a content so that code value of the digital video signal that corresponds to “minimum luminance of the content” becomes code value that corresponds to “minimum luminance of the monitor” and code value of the digital video signal that corresponds to “maximum luminance of the content” becomes code value that corresponds to “maximum luminance of the monitor”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Takamasa Umezu
  • Patent number: 10234690
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic display comprises a pixelated display panel comprising an array of single color pixels or an array of sub-pixels of different colors and a view forming arrangement comprising an array of lens elements. The pixels form a square (or near square) grid, and the lenses also repeat in a square (or near square) grid. A vector p is defined which relates to a mapping between the pixel grid and the lens grid. Regions in the two dimension space for this vector p are identified which give good or poor banding performance, and the better banding performance regions are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Olexandr Valentynovych Vdovin, Bart Kroon, Mark Thomas Johnson, Eibert Gerjan Van Putten
  • Patent number: 10231006
    Abstract: The invention disclosed relates to the end to end system, the methods and apparatuses for delivering real time HD video and audio content using a secure chain of custody method over the ubiquitous cellular network and providing a solution for the lone worker in hazardous environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Hoyt Mac Layson, Jr., Bradford Brian Hutson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10229252
    Abstract: A portable apparatus includes a first connector, a memory, and first circuitry. The first connector automatically receives a plurality of content data from a computer. The memory stores the plurality of content data. The first circuitry performs a mutual authentication process with the computer via the first connector, and plays back the plurality of content data. The computer includes second circuitry and a second connector. The first circuitry stores the plurality of content data to a storage medium, and provides a graphical user interface to receive an input identifying a list of the plurality of content data stored in said storage medium that are to be automatically transferred to the portable apparatus. The second connector is configured to transfer the plurality of content data stored in the storage medium to the portable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Toshihiro Morita, Kiyonobu Kojima, Shin Shiroma
  • Patent number: 10218966
    Abstract: A method for collecting image data destined for producing an immersive video, which method comprises a determination of a zone of viewpoints and the set-up of a set of source points situated at end points of the zone of viewpoints, as well as the placement of each time a scanner of a first set of scanners at each of said source points for scanning step by step a space by means of scanning beams and according to a succession of on the one hand azimuth angles and on the other hand elevation angles each situated in a range predetermined by the zone of viewpoints, and determining on the basis of reflected scanning beams image data formed by a distance between the point touched by a beam and the scanner having produced the concerned scanning beam as well as a colour parameter of said touched point and storing them in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PARALLAXTER
    Inventors: Tristan Salome, Michael De Coninck, Chris Mascarello, James Vanderhaegen, Gael Honorez
  • Patent number: 10204437
    Abstract: A video may be presented on a touchscreen display. Reception of annotation input may be determined based on user's engagement with the touchscreen display. Annotation input may define an in-frame visual annotation for the video. In-frame visual annotation may be associated with a visual portion of the video and one or more points within a duration of the video such that a subsequent presentation of the video includes the in-frame visual annotation positioned at the visual portion of the video at the one or more points. A graphical user interface may be presented on the touchscreen display. The graphical user interface may include one or more animation fields that provide options for selection by the user. The options may define different properties of a moving visual element added to the video. The options may define visual characteristics, presentation periods, and motions of the moving visual element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Trey Moore, Ross Chinni, Nicholas D. Woodman, Meghan Laffey
  • Patent number: 10199071
    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: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale T. Roberts, Michael Gubman
  • Patent number: 10186298
    Abstract: Videos may be automatically generated using a set of video clip. Individual moments of interest may be identified within individual video clips of a set of video clips. A moment of interest may correspond to a point in time within a video clip. The point in time may be associated with one or more values of one or more attributes of the video clip. Individual moments of interest may be associated with individual portions of a video. The video may be generated using the set of video clips based on the associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, Ha Phan
  • Patent number: 10182211
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to fast fill media players and buffers associated with media players. A bandwidth associated with initial startup of a media player is overloaded to rapidly fill the buffer and initiate the media player. Alternatively, multiple simultaneous data communication sessions are established with a media data source device, and the media data are concurrently received from the simultaneous sessions into the buffer or transferred of out the buffer at startup, thereby decreasing the latency associated with initiating the media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Jamshid Mahdavi
  • Patent number: 10178141
    Abstract: A personal media player (PMP) uses a digital media processing system—comprising a video rendering subsystem, a music rendering subsystem, and a picture rendering subsystem—to produce moving-video (video), audio (music), still-graphics (picture), and other output rendered from media files ported to the PMP from another source. The PMP further comprises a user interface system, a display unit system, a power source system, and a data port system utilizing Universal Plug and Play functionality, all of which are coupled directly or indirectly to the digital media processing system. The physical components constituting the aforementioned systems and subsystems are then encased in a portable housing unit suitable for hand-held use and ready portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: John C. Calhoon, Scott J. Fierstein, Scott Manchester
  • Patent number: 10171798
    Abstract: A liquid crystal lenticular lens element that: comprises a first substrate, a second substrate that is parallel thereto, a liquid crystal layer that is provided between the substrates, a first electrode that is formed on the liquid crystal layer side of the first substrate, and a second electrode comprising a plurality of stripe-shaped electrodes that are formed on the liquid crystal layer side of the second substrate; and that is characterized by having a configuration in which a stripe-shaped repeating structure that comprises a repeating unit along the arrangement direction of the second electrode is formed and an asymmetrical refractive index distribution is induced on a plane that bisects each of the repeating units in a direction that is perpendicular to the arrangement direction by applying an electrical signal from the exterior to each of the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ayuko Imai, Ken Sumiyoshi, Hidenori Ikeno
  • Patent number: 10165221
    Abstract: Provided is a wearable camera including a capture that captures a subject; a recorder that records a video of the captured subject; a storage that stores a predetermined sound beforehand; a microphone that collects sounds; and a controller that starts record of the video of the subject captured by the capture in a case where the sounds collected by the microphone and the sound stored in the storage are collated with each other, and the collected sounds and the stored sound match with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuya Waniguchi, Minoru Hagio
  • Patent number: 10153003
    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 generating video content based on the audio media asset stored in a computer memory is presented, where at least one image and one video effect are applied to generate a plurality of video frames, and the plurality of video frames are combined with the audio media asset to produce video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 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: 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
    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: 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
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Chris Cookson, Scot Barbour
  • 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