Patents Examined by Nigar Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 9871999
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide monitoring systems including one or more modular cameras and at least one application-specific base. The application-specific base may include features and/or components corresponding to a particular type of monitoring. A monitoring system includes at least one modular camera that first establishes a communication link with an application-specific base and then downloads a monitoring system application corresponding to the application-specific base. After a modular camera receives the monitoring system application, the modular camera performs the application in order to capture monitoring information corresponding to the particular type of monitoring supported by the application-specific base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Vlad Kardashov
  • Patent number: 9866903
    Abstract: Systems and methods for capturing media content in accordance with viewer expression are disclosed. In some implementations, a method is performed at a computer system having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors. The method includes: (1) while a media content item is being presented to a user, capturing a momentary reaction of the user; (2) comparing the captured user reaction with one or more previously captured reactions of the user; (3) identifying the user reaction as one of a plurality of reaction types based on the comparison; (4) identifying the portion of the media content item corresponding to the momentary reaction; and (5) storing an association between the identified user reaction and the portion of the media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Ying Zheng
  • Patent number: 9858965
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to generating an output video loop from an input video that includes values at pixels over a time range. Respective input time intervals within the time range of the input video are determined for the pixels by performing an optimization. The optimization can be performed to assign the input time intervals at a first level of resolution, while terms of an objective function use a finer, second level of resolution. An input time interval for a particular pixel includes a per-pixel loop period of a single, contiguous loop at the particular pixel within the time range from the input video. The input time intervals can be temporally scaled based on per-pixel loop periods and an output video loop period. The output video loop is created based on the values at the pixels over the input time intervals for the pixels in the input video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hugues Herve Hoppe, Jing Liao, Mark Thomas Finch, III
  • Patent number: 9852762
    Abstract: Providing a method for creating and displaying portions of videos called video previews. The video previews may be associated with a predefined duration of a video, such that the video preview is generated from a portion of the video. The video previews are configured to play a series of images associated with images from the portion of the video when the video preview is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ALC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: David McIntosh, Chris Pennello
  • Patent number: 9845052
    Abstract: An electronic camera system is operable in a first operating state, in which a video signal delivered by the image sensor is based on the detection of visible light only, and a second operating state, in which a video signal delivered by the image sensor is at least in part based on the detection of infrared light. The camera system includes an electronic image sensor that is sensitive to visible light and infrared light, a lens system that is transparent to visible light and infrared light and serves for projecting an image onto the image sensor and a filter assembly arranged in front of the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Wagner, Stefan Bauer
  • Patent number: 9832417
    Abstract: The disclosed methods and systems provide for the registry and authorization of media on a media player. The method involves maintaining a registry of registered media. Media to be played by the media player is compared to the maintained registry of registered media. If media is registered, authorization it then required to play the registered media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: James Edwin Hailey
  • Patent number: 9820693
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a retaining unit, an image acquisition unit, an image processor, a comparator, and an image generator. The retaining unit is configured to retain a defined attachment position being an attachment position of a biological detection sensor with respect to a body site of a user, the defined attachment position being defined in advance. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire a capture image captured by an imaging unit. The image processor is configured to extract, from the capture image, a body shape of the user. The comparator is configured to compare the body shape with the defined attachment position. The image generator is configured to generate, based on a comparison result by the comparator, a display image to be displayed on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haruhiko Soma
  • Patent number: 9826191
    Abstract: Embodiments related to the use of feedback to adapt digital video recording are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides, on a computing device, a method of adapting an identification and scheduling of video items for recording based on usage. The method comprises detecting a trigger to perform a series update, and determining one or more video items to record as a part of a series by providing input to a series update module that returns candidate video items for inclusion in the series. The method further comprises scheduling zero or more of the candidate video items for recording, receiving feedback related to video item playback of one or more video items that were recorded based upon the scheduling, and based upon the feedback, adapting the input provided to the series update module for a later series update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Antonio Fontan, Tim Herby, Christopher Habliston, Alan Merzon
  • Patent number: 9826166
    Abstract: A vehicular surrounding-monitoring control apparatus is mounted in a vehicle having an imaging unit capturing an image of surrounding and a display. The vehicular surrounding-monitoring control apparatus includes: an extraction section extracting, as an object region, an image region corresponding to each object from a captured image obtained by the imaging unit; a determining section determining whether a plurality of objects are coordinated into a group on the basis of positional relations of the object regions and types of the objects; and a display control unit displaying, when the objects are determined to be coordinated into a group, displaying a symbol image, which is specific to the group and expresses the presence of the group, so as to be superimposed on the captured image in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shusaku Shigemura
  • Patent number: 9826170
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a first composition setting unit configured to set composition for a two-dimensionally displayed input image based on a first technique, and a second composition setting unit configured to set composition for a three-dimensionally displayed input image based on a second technique different from the first technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoko Fukata, Toshiki Ono, Masanori Mikami
  • Patent number: 9819896
    Abstract: A detector in MCU generates audio data by cutting out a section of the sounds collected by a microphone. A communicator transmits the generated audio data to a back end server. The back end server receives the audio data from a wearable camera. CPU collates the received audio data with audio data registered in an audio database. The communicator notifies the wearable camera of automatic start of the recording in a case where the received audio data and the registered audio data are matched with each other, as a result of collation. In a case of being notified of the instruction to start the recording from the server, the wearable camera starts the recording of a video captured by a capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Waniguchi, Minoru Hagio
  • Patent number: 9812175
    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: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Trey Moore, Ross Chinni, Nicholas D. Woodman, Meghan Laffey
  • Patent number: 9813749
    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 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Duck Jae Ahn
  • Patent number: 9813767
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for multiple rights based video. Source video assets may be analyzed to identify segments associated with a restricted scope of rights, and replacement assets associated with rights of different restrictions may be provided. When a request is received to serve a particular source video asset, a correspondingly customized video asset may be constructed by analyzing the rights available to the target of the request and the associated rights of the available replacement assets. Multiple parameters may be utilized in such analysis, and may include criteria such as territorial region, audience age, paid subscription level, and intended distribution channel. Since video can be optimized for different targets largely automatically, wider distribution of content may be possible under stricter budget and schedule constraints. Potential benefits may include increased revenue streams, market penetration, and brand recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Christianson, Jason Lewis
  • Patent number: 9805766
    Abstract: A video processing and playing method adapted to a video processing apparatus is provided. The method includes the following steps. A digital video is received and the digital video is decoded to obtain a plurality of video frames. The video frames are analyzed to detect a human feature of the digital video. A recognition result of the detected human feature is determined by comparing the detected human feature with a plurality of sample features. The recognition result of the detected human feature is associated with a timestamp according to a time point of detecting the human feature. A first video segment of the digital video played according to the timestamp when receiving a user command selecting the recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Sheng-Hua Peng
  • Patent number: 9794517
    Abstract: A privacy masking method is provided. The privacy masking method is configured to accurately position a mask area on a privacy area in a captured image despite any kind of camera movement. Therefore, even if a camera makes any one or more of pan, tilt, and zoom movements, the present invention can accurately match a mask area with a privacy area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Ryong Ha, Ki Bum Park
  • Patent number: 9786323
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a recording unit that records a flag representing that actual state information as an actual state of contents, which is referred to by reproduction information, is referred to by other reproduction information; a search unit that searches for the actual state information that is deletable by using the flag, in a case where deletion of the reproduction information is instructed; and a deletion unit that deletes the reproduction information of an object to be deleted and the deletable actual state information, in a case where the deletion of the reproduction information is instructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 9779774
    Abstract: A cinemagraph is generated that includes one or more video loops. A cinemagraph generator receives an input video, and semantically segments the frames to identify regions that correspond to semantic objects and the semantic object depicted in each identified region. Input time intervals are then computed for the pixels of the frames of the input video. An input time interval for a particular pixel includes a per-pixel loop period and a per-pixel start time of a loop at the particular pixel. In addition, the input time interval of a pixel is based, in part, on one or more semantic terms which keep pixels associated with the same semantic object in the same video loop. A cinemagraph is then created using the input time intervals computed for the pixels of the frames of the input video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Sing Bing Kang, Neel Suresh Joshi, Hugues Hoppe, Tae-Hyun Oh, Baoyuan Wang
  • Patent number: 9767607
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for operating video systems are provided herein. In one example, a video system is provided. The video system includes a digital video recorder and a translation unit. The digital video recorder comprises a camera interface configured to receive video captured from a first plurality of camera and a storage system configured to store the video captured by the first plurality of cameras. The translation unit comprises a processing system configured to translate video stored in a first configuration on a first digital video recorder storage system for storage in a second configuration on a second digital video recorder storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gregory Lampe, James Craig Moran
  • Patent number: 9767851
    Abstract: A document camera includes: a camera unit which acquires a video signal; a microphone unit which acquires an audio signal; a stamp adding unit which adds a time stamp for synchronizing the video signal and the audio signal with each other to the video signal and the audio signal that are acquired; a mode switching button which switches between a “video recording mode” and a “sound reinforcement mode”; a video recording unit which records the video signal and the audio signal together with the time stamp if the “video recording mode” is switched on; and a sound reinforcement instruction unit which instructs a projector to output the video signal and the audio signal, ignoring the time stamp, if the “sound reinforcement mode” is switched on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yasunori Yoshino