Patents Examined by Robert Chevalier
  • Patent number: 11516428
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium that enable content having a wide dynamic range of brightness to be displayed with an appropriate brightness. A recording medium, on which the reproduction device of one aspect of the present technology performs reproduction, records coded data of an extended video that is a video having a second brightness range that is wider than a first brightness range, brightness characteristic information that represents a brightness characteristic of the extended video, and brightness conversion definition information used when performing a brightness conversion of the extended video to a standard video that is a video having the first brightness range. The reproduction device decodes the coded data and converts the extended video obtained by decoding the coded data to the standard video on the basis of the brightness conversion definition information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Toshiya Hamada, Kuniaki Takahashi, Shinobu Hattori
  • Patent number: 11514669
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described which relate to the assistance or guidance of a user in the detection of an element in an area. A search assistant for searching for an element in an area may include a direction changer for changing the direction of emission of a visible signal on the basis of detected relative data of an element sought in the area, the relative data detected by at least one sensor such as an audio sensor or a video sensor. Such a search assistant may use a simple visible signal for guidance toward the element sought in the area. The technology used may be easy to implement, cheap and readily accessible, allowing guidance precision that depends solely on the precision of the known or detected location of the sought object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Nicolas Pellen, Régis Esnault, Christian Gregoire
  • Patent number: 11504209
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a centering and guiding device (1) for a dental drill which comprises a body (10) including a guiding hole (15) for a dental drill and two arms (20, 30) pivotally coupled to the body (10). Each arm includes a respective free end (22, 32). Said arms (20,30) are capable of pivoting between a first open position, in which said respective free ends (22, 32) are mutually spaced apart to promote the movement of the device (1) from and towards an operating surface, and a second closed position, in which the free ends (22, 32) are approached to each other to match an operating surface. The device according to the invention also comprises an elastic element (40) to push the arms (20, 30) towards the closed position. According to the invention, each of said arms (20, 30) comprises a cylindrical end (27, 37), opposite to the corresponding free end (22, 32), accommodated in a corresponding seat (10A) defined by the body (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Carlo Marin
  • Patent number: 11499722
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance includes a housing having an oven chamber accessible through an opening and an oven door covering the opening and moveable about a hinge between an open position and a closed position. The oven door includes an inner surface that faces the oven chamber and is directly exposed to heating of the oven chamber when the door is in the closed position. The inner surface of the oven door includes a camera configured to capture video of an interior of the oven chamber before, during, or after a cooking operation without violating privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Patent number: 11503285
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory configured to store data and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller is configured to receive, from a computing device coupled to the apparatus, one or more frames of a digital video. The controller is also configured to analyze one or more components of the memory. The controller is further configured to determine a set of states for the one or more components of the memory based on the analysis of the one or more components of the memory. The controller is further configured to determine a first encoding rate for the digital video from a plurality of encoding rates based on the set of states for the one or more components of the memory. The controller is further configured to encode the digital video based on the first encoding rate and to store the encoded digital video in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramanathan Muthiah
  • Patent number: 11490969
    Abstract: A system and method may be used to position or orient a camera within a surgical field. A method may include generating a graphical user interface including a first set of instructions to reposition the camera, and determining whether the camera is within a target volume location. The method may include automatically outputting an indication when the camera is within the target volume location. The method may include outputting a second set of instructions for display on the graphical user interface to align a laser, coupled to or integrated into the camera, to the tracker by changing an angle of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MedTech S.A.
    Inventors: Martin Kristian Eckhard Brummund, Jean-Sebastien Merette, Mohamed Yessine Yengui
  • Patent number: 11496793
    Abstract: Methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for switching streams in response to detecting a start trigger are presented. A program's start trigger indicating that the program is upcoming may be detected on a first stream, and in response to detecting the start trigger on the first stream, a second stream containing the program may be switched to. The program may be a video program. Segment triggers may be detected and may be used to selectively record and/or delete segments of the program according to a priority scheme. Multiple start triggers may be detected at decreasing time intervals. The existence of a recording conflict may be determined based on a program's start trigger and a user may be alerted of the recording conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 11488633
    Abstract: A playback device of the present disclosure includes a processing unit and a control unit. When having acquired identification information, the control unit calculates, on a playback time axis and based on the acquired identification information, a first point-of-time on the playback time axis, the first point-of-time being a point-of-time turning back a current point-of-time on the playback time axis by a first duration-of-time satisfying a first predetermined condition, and newly sets the calculated first point-of-time in the processing unit. The processing unit generates a video in which frames from the first point-of-time are arranged in chronological order, based on at least a part of acquired 6DoF content, a position and an orientation of a set viewpoint, and the first point-of-time newly set by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Hamada, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 11482257
    Abstract: Disclosed in embodiments of the present disclosure are a method and an apparatus used for image display. A specific embodiment of the present method comprises: determining a selected time point of a user performing adjustment of playback progress of a target video, the target video comprising a key frame set; determining a target key frame in the key frame set, a difference between a time point corresponding to the target key frame and the selected time point meeting a first pre-determined condition; on the basis of the target key frame, performing decoding of a video frame corresponding to the selected time point, obtaining a decoded video frame; displaying the decoded video frame in a first target display region. The present embodiment increases flexibility of video frame display, and helps increase user positioning and video frame processing effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BYTEDANCE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Gao, Jing Xie, Lei Si, He Guo
  • Patent number: 11483454
    Abstract: An apparatus including a first part, the first part having at least one camera configured to capture images; a second part having at least one microphone configured to capture at least one audio signal, wherein one of the first part or second part is able to move relative to the other part and the apparatus including circuitry configured to: determine a parameter associated with the move; generate at least one output audio signal based on the parameter associated with the move and the at least one audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miikka Tapani Vilermo, Antero Tossavainen, Ari Juhani Koski, Matti Sakari Hamalainen
  • Patent number: 11463650
    Abstract: Embodiments include a modular video recording system. The system includes a first module for supporting a primary input to be recorded. The system may include combinations of modules for supporting different combinations of recording inputs from video and audio sources for recording the received inputs in different combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CVISUALEVIDENCE, LLC
    Inventor: James Curio
  • Patent number: 11462248
    Abstract: A playback of a video may be generated to include accompaniment of music. For parts of the video that includes voice, an instrumental version of the music may be used. For parts of the video that does not include voice, a singing version of the music may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Oulès, Anais Oulès
  • Patent number: 11456013
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a video decoding control method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method includes detecting, in response to detecting a plurality of application programs running in a split-screen mode, one or more application programs in a video playback state among the plurality of application programs; acquiring the one or more application programs detected in the video playback state to serve as one or more to-be-configured application programs; and providing a configuration to decode a video played by the one or more to-be-configured application programs in a manner of hard decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Deliang Peng
  • Patent number: 11443512
    Abstract: A method of presenting video information to a user includes, at a server computer, obtaining video information including a plurality of frame from a real-time video stream of an electronic game and obtaining ML model data. The method includes determining a presence of at least one event in the video information using a ML model and the ML model data to identify the at least one event. Upon receiving a query from a user for the presence of the at least on event in the video information, the method includes denoting a presence of the at least one event in the video information associated with at least one frame of the plurality of frames of the video information and presenting to the user a visual representation of the at least one frame of the plurality of frames of the video information associated with the at least one event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yash Vesikar, Varun Varshney, Donald Frank Brinkman
  • Patent number: 11438568
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: capturing an image of a subject from a position; capturing a plurality of images of the subject from a plurality of further positions around the position such that the plurality of captured images of the subject are at least one of different in image quality and view angles than the image of the subject from the position; generating data to be output on a basis of the image captured from the position and the plurality of images captured from the plurality of further positions; synthesizing the image captured from the position and the plurality of images captured from the plurality of further positions; and changing a synthesis ratio according to an image synthesis position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masashi Nakata
  • Patent number: 11430487
    Abstract: A display control apparatus that performs control, where a content is reproduced such that, when a reproduction position of the content is changed to a first range from an end of the content by an operation of a user on an operation unit, the reproduction is continued from a position where the change is made, and when the reproduction position of the content reaches the end of the content, the reproduction automatically transitions to reproduction of a next content, and when the reproduction position of the content is changed to a second range from the end of the content different from the first range by an operation of the user on the operation unit, and even when the reproduction position of the content reaches the end of the content, the reproduction does not automatically transition to the reproduction of the next content and the reproduction of the content is paused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akio Yoshikawa, Ayumi Sato
  • Patent number: 11417364
    Abstract: A mobile image capture device is provided that can include an image capture system operable to capture image frames and be configured to: provide a live video stream for display in a viewfinder portion of a user interface that depicts at least a portion of a current field of view of the image capture system; store a video segment from the live video stream in a temporary image buffer that includes a plurality of image frames captured by the image capture system; receive a user input that is directed to the viewfinder portion of the user interface that requests a rewind operation; and, in response to such user input, perform the rewind operation in the viewfinder portion of the user interface with respect to the video segment in which at least two of the image frames of the video segment can be provided for display in the user interface in a reverse chronological order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Donald A. Barnett, David Karam, Anton Vayvod, Aaron Michael Donsbach
  • Patent number: 11418768
    Abstract: Among other things, videos and commercials are downloaded to a mobile device for storage on the mobile device and later playout on the mobile device. The downloading includes downloading of metadata associated with the commercials and based on which the mobile device can select commercials for insertion into videos being played back to the user of the mobile device. The commercials to be downloaded are selected based on one or a combination of any two or more of the location of the user, the type of mobile device, and personally-identifiable information about a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: PENTHERA PARTNERS, INC.
    Inventors: Adam L. Berger, Joshua Pressnell, Richard David Jackson
  • Patent number: 11410700
    Abstract: A video playback buffer adjustment system is disclosed. The video playback buffer has a target size, measured in units of time of content, and includes a compressed frames queue and an uncompressed frames queue. The uncompressed frames queue has a minimum threshold queue size. If the size of the uncompressed frames queue falls below the minimum threshold size, then a next encoded frame in the compressed frames queue is removed from the compressed frames queue, decoded, and enqueued in the uncompressed frames queue. If a current size of the playback queue exceeds the target size plus ? (a hysteresis value), then a playback frame rate is increased, and a presentation time of one or more frames in the uncompressed frames queue is adjusted according to the increased playback frame rate. If the playback queue size is less than the target size minus ?, the playback speed can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gurtej Singh G. Chandok, Eric L. Chien, Christopher M. Garrido, Ming Jin, Karthick Santhanam, Brian T. Toombs, Joshua L. Hare, David L. Biderman, Patrick Miauton, Luciano M. Verger
  • Patent number: 11404087
    Abstract: Played audio frames included in first audio content may be received over one or more networks. The first audio content may further include a replaced audio frame. The first audio content may correspond to video content that includes video of a face of a person as the person utters speech that is captured in the first audio content. Location data may also be received over the one or more networks. The location data may indicate locations of facial features of the face of the person in a video frame of the video content. The video frame may correspond to the replaced audio frame. Audio output may be generated that approximates a portion of the speech corresponding to the replaced audio frame. The audio output may be inserted into a replacement audio frame. Second audio content may be played including the played audio frames and the replacement audio frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Khalilia, Pragyana K. Mishra