Patents Examined by Oschta I Montoya
  • Patent number: 10469769
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) device worn by a user in a vehicular computing environment (VCE) can be augmented with video by measuring, within the VCE, a sight angle between a user's directional focus and a vehicle's directional orientation and augmenting, in response to a determination that the measured sight angle exceeds a threshold limit, an interface of the HMD device with a video feed of continuous live content captured within a central viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maharaj Mukherjee, Shikhar Kwatra, Farrokh Pourmirzaie, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10462356
    Abstract: The present invention provides a quantification technique of an installation state of a range image camera in a range image camera system provided with a plurality of range image cameras. In the range image camera system provided with the plurality of range image cameras and the range image camera cooperative processing device for cooperatively processing the plurality of range image cameras, the installation information of the range image cameras is generated from a range distribution of the range image photographed by the range cameras and a luminance distribution of the luminance image to photograph the reflected light of the irradiation light of the range image camera arranged adjacently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kamimura, Akinobu Watanabe, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Katsuyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10448092
    Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Content, such as the Internet, movies, music, or games, for example, may be imported from the programmable device and reformatted at the set-top box for display on a television via the television output, thereby creating an experience on the television parallel to the experience on the programmable device. Virtual remote control functionality may then be provided by a spoken sequence of words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, Edward H. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10432851
    Abstract: A wearable computing device for detecting photography includes an outer casing configured to be worn by a user. The wearable computing device also includes a device camera coupled to the outer casing. The device camera is designed to detect image data corresponding to a person holding a remote camera in an environment of the wearable computing device. The wearable computing device also includes a mobile processor coupled to the device camera. The mobile processor is designed to determine that a photograph will be taken based on the image data corresponding to the person holding the remote camera. The wearable computing device also includes an output device coupled to the mobile processor. The output device is designed to output data indicating that the photograph of the wearable computing device will be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: John Tierney
  • Patent number: 10432993
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for customizing an adaptive bitrate streaming session using a manifest and control tags. The method includes establishing a network connection session between a client device and a manifest delivery controller, receiving a manifest request at the manifest delivery controller from the client device, wherein the manifest request identifies a video, determining whether one or more playback control rules and/or output control rules have been set at the manifest delivery controller that apply to the video and/or the client device, and sending a manifest and control tags from the manifest delivery controller to the client device, wherein the manifest identifies locations of a plurality of adaptive bitrate chunks of the video, and wherein the control tags are associated with playback control rules and/or output control rules that the manifest delivery controller determined applied to the video and/or the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Paul Adrian Nugent
  • Patent number: 10425597
    Abstract: An image sensor system, comprising a pixel array that includes at least a first type pixel and a second type pixel, wherein each first type pixel is configured to sense light of a first optical spectral range; and each second pixel is configured to sense light of a second optical spectral range; an optical filter located above the pixel array, said optical filter configured to pass a third optical spectral range and a fourth optical spectral range that is different from the third optical spectral range, wherein the fourth optical spectral range is less than the second optical spectral range; a light source that emits light in a fifth optical spectral range, wherein the fifth optical spectral range at least overlaps with the fourth optical spectral range; and a controller that controls the image sensor system to selectively operate in a first mode that uses said first optical spectral range, and a second mode that uses said second optical spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Wei Lu, Ping-Hsu Chen, Yin Qian, Eiichi Funatsu
  • Patent number: 10425694
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes sending, to a social-networking system, a request to access a live-broadcast session associated with a broadcasting user of the social-networking system. The live-broadcast session includes a media stream, where the media stream is available in a video format or an audio format. The method also includes determining a format for the media stream based at least in part on availability of the media stream in the video format or the audio format and a network connectivity status associated with the client system. The method further includes receiving the media stream in the determined format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 10419783
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including sending, via a transmitter, a primary video stream corresponding to a particular channel to a media device. The operations further include sending a secondary video stream to the media device. The secondary video stream is associated with a lower quality level than the primary video stream. Transmission of a frame of the secondary video stream is delayed with respect to transmission of a corresponding frame of the primary video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Charles Robert Kalmanek, Jr., Robert Duncan Doverspike, William C. Fenner
  • Patent number: 10403142
    Abstract: An adaptive stop sign including a stop sign plate and at least one light indicator. The stop sign plate is divided into a plurality of sections. The adaptive stop sign is connected to a traffic signal control system (TSCS). In an active mode, the adaptive stop sign works as a traffic control signal and the TSCS switches on the at least one light indicator according to a traffic control signal. In an inactive mode, the adaptive stop sign works as a normal sign and the TSCS switches off the at least one light indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Greg Douglas Shuff
  • Patent number: 10397622
    Abstract: Digital files are compressed using a process including Schmidt decompositions of matrices using an algorithm, termed ‘BSD’ herein, which is based on an algebraic method generalizing QR decomposition. Software analyzes an input file and initially identifies a matrix M, with entries within a predefined set of integers, within the file. Next, essential entries are defined, extracted from M, that contain sufficient information to recover M using BSD. The compressed file includes the essential entries and their positions within M. To achieve an encryption process, software encrypts the pattern matrix that includes the positions of the essential entries of M. To achieve a lossy compression, software identifies essential entries that contain sufficient information to recover an approximation to M for which the quality is determined by an error threshold. For a more efficient lossy compression, software uses singular value decomposition, BSD, and other signal processing of M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Nova Southeastern University
    Inventor: Abdelkrim Bourouihiya
  • Patent number: 10390052
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include sending, to a hospitality set-top box, subscription information of a user; receiving from the hospitality set-top box, via a personalized graphical user interface, a request to view a media content item; determining whether access to the media content item is available free of charge as part of a service subscription; selecting, one of a first account or a second account to which a fee for access to the media content item is to be charged; responsive to the first account being selected, charging the fee to the first account; responsive to the second account being selected, charging the fee to the second account; and transmitting the media content item to the hospitality set-top box. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECT Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Premal Shah, Apurva Mapara, Patrick Zarrabi, Carlos A. Moz, Viral Shah
  • Patent number: 10390093
    Abstract: A method for enabling a user to easily select and consume on-demand content is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method is performed by a communication device and includes the following steps: (1) receiving meta-data received by a set-top-box from a head-end system; (2) in response to receiving the meta-data, obtaining information associated with the received meta-data; (3) displaying one or more on-demand options in response to obtaining the information associated with the meta-data; (4) receiving user input indicating a user of the communication device has selected one of the displayed on-demand options; and (5) in response to receiving the user input, causing the set-top-box to (i) tune to an on-demand channel or (ii) display an on-demand menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventor: Jeremy C. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10382823
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for displaying content associated with a video element of a video are provided. For example, a video may comprise video elements (e.g., pixels of frames of the video depicting an entity such as a car, an actor, a monument, etc.) that are tagged with content tags (e.g., a textual string such as a search query used to obtain content from content providers). When a user interacts with the video element (e.g., a touch gesture, such as a pressure sensitive gesture, on a video element depicting the actor), content associated with a content tag used to tag the video element may be retrieved (e.g., an image, a social network profile, search results, and/or other content associated with the actor). In this way, the content may be provided to the user for further action or learning about the entity depicted by the video element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Parameswaran Thrissur Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10382798
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes: receiving, via a network digital video recorder, a request to record requested content; receiving, via a network digital video recorder at a first time, the requested content in a first format and the requested content in a second format; storing, via the network digital video recorder, the requested content in the first format; storing, via the network digital video recorder, the requested content in the second format; deleting, from network digital video recorder, the requested content in the second format after a predetermined time period; and transcoding, via an on demand transcoder, the requested content in the first format to the requested content in a third format after the predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Kevin S. Wirick, Michael A. Casteloes, Wendell Sun
  • Patent number: 10371504
    Abstract: A system includes a depth sensing device that includes a depth sensor. The depth sensor includes an infrared projector and an infrared camera. The system includes a processor coupled to the depth sensor and a memory accessible to the processor, and programming in the memory. Execution of the programming by the processor configures the system to perform functions, including functions to project, via the infrared projector, a pattern of infrared light on a plurality of objects located in a space that are reached by the projected infrared light. The plurality of objects includes objects of interest and light fixtures in the space. The execution of the programming by the processor further configures the system to determine light fixture location coordinates for each of the light fixtures based on computed distances between the objects of interest and each of the light fixtures based on distortions of the projected infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Sean P. White, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee, David P. Ramer
  • Patent number: 10362358
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a communicator configured to receive a first signal from among a plurality of signals and a second from among the plurality of signals from a server through different communication methods and a processor configured to identify a first bandwidth of the first signal from among a plurality of bandwidths and a second bandwidth of the second signal from among the plurality of bandwidths, transmit information regarding a selected bandwidth from among the plurality of bandwidths, and control the communicator to receive one of the plurality of signals corresponding to the selected bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-won Park, Bum-youl Bae, Choon-jae Jung
  • Patent number: 10349109
    Abstract: A television and system and method for providing a remote control device are disclosed. In one embodiment of the television, the television includes a processor, a memory, a tuner, a panel, and an audio driver therein in an interconnected architecture. The television may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device, such as a proximate wireless-enabled interactive handheld device having a touch screen display, whereby formatted parallel audiovisual experience instructions, including virtual buttons, may be transmitted to the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device for display on the touch screen display to create an experience parallel to the experience on the television. The television receives and processes virtual remote control functionality input instructions from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device to control amenities associated with the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, William C. Fang, Edward H. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10349110
    Abstract: A commercial television-interfacing dongle and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, memory, a control interface, and a universal serial bus (USB) interface. The control interface and the USB interface connect to the commercial television. The commercial television interfacing dongle may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display and receive and process virtual remote control functionality input instructions from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device. Following receipt and processing of the virtual remote control functionality input instructions, the commercial television-interfacing dongle sends a command to the commercial television via a commercial television control protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill Fang, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 10334201
    Abstract: Systems and methods for autonomic positioning of overlays within streaming data are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: providing a hosted data stream containing a first display object to a plurality of participants through respective participant devices; providing a hosted second display object to the plurality of participants through the respective participant devices, wherein the second display object is contained within an overlay that is positioned atop the first display object at a first position; calculating consensus coordinates for the second display object based on suggested position data received from the respective participant devices; calculating customized coordinates for the second display object for each of the respective participant devices based on the consensus coordinates and participant data; and sending the customized coordinates to each of the respective participant devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Mauro Marzorati, Ahmed M. Nassar
  • Patent number: 10325162
    Abstract: There is provided a detection device that includes: a position estimator that estimates a candidate position of a crosswalk in a movement direction of a vehicle and estimates a length of the crosswalk and an intersecting angle between the crosswalk and a roadway using the candidate position; a corrector that corrects the numbers of periods and widths of two basis functions based on the estimated length of the crosswalk and the estimated intersecting angle, the two basis functions corresponding to intervals of white lines of the crosswalk and are orthogonal to each other; and a crosswalk detector that detects whether or not the crosswalk is present using both image data which include the candidate position and the two corrected basis functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakatsu Maeda, Hirofumi Nishimura, Takahiro Shima, Naoya Yosoku, Yoshito Hirai