Patents Examined by Robert Chevalier
  • Patent number: 10819945
    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: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: James Curio
  • Patent number: 10807532
    Abstract: An image capture device is mounted in a vehicle. The image capture device includes: an image capture unit; and a setting unit that sets an image capture condition for each region of the image capture unit each having a plurality of pixels, or for each pixel, based upon at least one of a state exterior to the vehicle and a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Akiko Shiga, Toru Miyakoshi, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Akira Kinoshita, Kaoru Yoshino, Hitomi Naganuma, Takashi Kuriyama, Koichi Fukuda, Yuki Kita, Koji Nagaoka, Tomoya Nakagawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Shionoya
  • Patent number: 10812868
    Abstract: A video content type seamless switching system and method for synchronizing and displaying multiple types of video content in a single platform, such as a single video player, application, or other content player. Illustrative video content type switching may be between 2D and 360 degree formats coordinated by a switching controller. The switching controller may be configured to operate with television displays and associated control components, such as cable boxes, through implementation of the video content switching methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Aether Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikola Todorovic, Tye Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10811051
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for video editing. The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may receive video data from an imaging device, the video data may include visual and audio data. The computing device may convert the audio data to text and parse the text into textual segments. The computing device may annotate the textual segments with time stamps and analyze the annotated textual segments to identify pre-determined edit commands. The computing device may generate an edit script based on the identified pre-determined edit commands in the textual segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Gregory Frost, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Stanley John Vernier, Kyle Matthew Brake
  • Patent number: 10810436
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a system for accessing video content is disclosed. The system includes one or processors on a video hosting platform for hosting the video content, where the processors are configured to generate an automated transcription of the video content and apply text clustering modules based on a trained neural network to segment the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Ananda Gunawardena
  • Patent number: 10805027
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for supporting a relay broadcast, comprising the steps of: acquiring real-time data containing videos or audios captured or recorded in real time by at least one device, and acquiring non-real-time data containing pre-stored videos or audios; according to an editing input from a user, extracting processed non-real-time data of the same format as the real-time data from the non-real-time data, and generating metadata related to editing of a relay broadcast content containing the real-time data and the processed non-real-time data; and transmitting the real-time data and the processed non-real-time data contained in the relay broadcast content and the metadata to another device or an external server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: 39DEGREES C INC.
    Inventors: Seung Won Woo, Hyun Goo Park
  • Patent number: 10798440
    Abstract: A server system includes one or more processors, a clock, and memory. The memory stores one or more programs configured for execution by the one or more processors. The server system receives a program manifest (e.g., a playlist) for a video from a content delivery network. The video includes a plurality of video segments. The server system parses the program manifest to identify a timeline for the video, then determines the current playback position for the video and a corresponding initial timestamp according to the clock. The server system periodically updates the current playback position for the video according to the clock and the initial timestamp. Over a span of time the server system receives requests from a plurality of client devices to view the video. For each request from a respective client device, the server system sends the current playback position to the respective client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Madhu Kishore Kalva, Peter Aubrey Bartholomew Griess, Yichuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10798301
    Abstract: Disclosed is a panoramic image mapping method and a corresponding reversely mapping method. Particularly, the mapping process includes mapping a panoramic image or a spherical surface corresponding to Video A: first, dividing the spherical surface into three areas based on the latitudes of the spherical surface, denoted as Area I, Area II, and Area III, respectively; mapping the three areas to a square plane I?, a rectangular plane II?, and a square plane III?, respectively; then, splicing the planes I?, II? and III? into a plane, wherein the resulting plane is the two-dimensional image or video B. Compared with the equirectangular mapping method, the method according to the present disclosure may effectively ameliorate oversampling in high-latitude areas and effectively lower the bit rate needed by coding and the complexity of decoding. The present disclosure relates to the field of virtual reality, which may be applied to panoramic images and videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ronggang Wang, Yueming Wang, Zhenyu Wang, Wen Gao
  • Patent number: 10791316
    Abstract: Provided is a method for transmitting data about an omnidirectional image by a server. The method comprises the steps of: receiving, from a terminal, information about a viewport of the terminal; selecting, on the basis of information about the viewport and the respective qualities of a plurality of tracks associated with the omnidirectional image, at least one track among the plurality of tracks; and transmitting data about the selected at least one track to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Yip, Ji-Hwan Woo, Byeong-Doo Choi
  • Patent number: 10783926
    Abstract: A method for determining edits of a subject video reel, comprising steps of opening an original EDL, reading every line of the original EDL, identifying event names representing each shot and identifying a source file. Each event includes at least a camera time code for the shot length, and a location time code indicating location of the shot in the source file. Locating events and picking up the in and out camera time codes from the shot names, noting shot names and camera times for shots found to have common in and out times, identifying every VFX shot and storing VFX names. Next, the software compares camera times for the shots in the first temporary file with camera times for the same shots in the second temporary file; preparing a result EDL file listing exclusively all VFX shots in which changes were found, and detailing the changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Steve S Rhee
  • Patent number: 10762799
    Abstract: A make-up assisting method implemented by a make-up assisting device is disclosed, wherein the make-up assisting device (1) has a reflecting mirror (11), an image capturing unit (13) and a display unit (12) arranged behind the reflecting mirror (11). The make-up assisting method includes steps of: reflecting user's face image (110) through the reflecting mirror (11) and controlling the image capturing unit (13) to execute an image recording procedure toward the user when the make-up assisting device (1) enters a make-up assisting mode; obtaining video content information (162) corresponding to user's current make-up procedure; displaying the video content information (162) on a first assisting interface (121) of the display unit (12), wherein the first assisting interface (121) does not overlap with the face image; and, terminating the image recording procedure to generate a recorded video (163) when the make-up procedure is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC.
    Inventors: Ren-Jie Yang, Min-Chang Chi, Shyh-Yong Shen
  • Patent number: 10764530
    Abstract: A method and a system for recording a Super Slow Motion (SSM) video in a portable electronic device are provided. A SSM video recording system detects presence of motion in the image frames captured by the image capturing device. Upon detecting the presence of motion, the SSM video recording system generates a trigger, subsequent to which, a first and fourth set of image frames for performing a frame skipping mechanism, and a second and third set of image frames for performing an interpolation mechanism are selected. The image frames of desired frame rate generated by performing the frame skipping mechanism and the interpolation mechanism are transmitted to an encoder in an order, for encoding and recording. The method and system allow SSM even in mid-tier and low-tier models of smartphones, without the need of expensive specialized image sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Gaurav Khandelwal, Divyanshu Kumar, Saiksha Dhananjay Shetty, Digadari Suman, Alok Shankarlal Shukla, Abhijit Dey, Kiran Nataraju
  • Patent number: 10757358
    Abstract: There is provided a photographing device having two output interfaces that respectively used to output a first image frame and a second image frame. The first image frame is provided to a processor of the photographing device to perform the feature extraction and tag the second image frame accordingly. The tagged second image frame is for the image recording of an external back end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Chih-Huan Wu, Wen-Cheng Yen
  • Patent number: 10757470
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for classifying, based on most recent information associated with recorded content, the recorded content to an appropriate deletion classifier. A media guidance application may receive information about an event that is associated with a recorded media asset. The media guidance application may determine, based on the event and a current deletion classifier associated with the recorded media asset, whether the current deletion classifier associated with the recorded media asset needs to be updated to a new deletion classifier. The media guidance application may make this determination by accessing a deletion classification database containing rules for classifying recorded media assets into a variety of deletion classifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Gaurav Gupta, Nimit Dineshbhai Kalaria
  • Patent number: 10755724
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for detecting dubbed speech in a media asset and receiving metadata corresponding to the media asset. The systems and methods may determine a plurality of scenes in the media asset based on the metadata, retrieve a portion of the dubbed speech corresponding to the first scene, and process the retrieved portion of the dubbed speech corresponding to the first scene to identify a speech characteristic of a character featured in the first scene. Further, the systems and methods may determine whether the speech characteristic of the character featured in the first scene matches the context of the first scene, and if the match fails, perform a function to adjust the portion of the Dubbed Speech of the dubbed speech so that the speech characteristic of the character featured in the first scene matches the context of the first scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Sanchez, Ashleigh Miller, Paul T. Stathacopoulos
  • Patent number: 10757359
    Abstract: An electronic device can be synchronized with a broadcast of a live sporting event to obtain supplemental sports data over a data network from a server storing data associated with the live sporting event. Supplemental sports data is obtained from the server for display on the electronic device following a triggering activity associated with the broadcast of the live sporting event. Supplemental sports data can be transmitted for rendering on a display associated with the electronic device. Supplemental sports data can include display of an instant replay video of a sports athlete combined with audio of a pre-recorded statement by the sports athlete associated with the instant replay video, an announcement of a score change for a sporting event monitored by the electronic device, and a display of a football widget providing updates on football game status (e.g., possession, ball location, current score) monitored by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CRIA, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Vema, Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10751133
    Abstract: A markerless robot tracking system (10) employing a surgical RCM robot (20) including a primary revolute joint (22) rotatable about a primary rotational axis and a secondary revolute joint (22) rotatable about a secondary rotational axis. A plurality of unique landmark sets are integrated into the robot (20) with each unique landmark set including landmark(s) (30) in a fixed orientation relative to the primary rotational axis and further including additional landmark(s) (30) in a fixed orientation relative to the secondary rotational axis. The system (10) further an optical camera (41, 51) for visualizing a subset of the plurality of unique landmark sets within a camera coordinate system (43, 53), and a robot tracking controller (70) for estimating a robot pose of the surgical RCM robot (20) within the camera coordinate system (43, 53) derived from the visualization by the optical camera (41, 51) of the subset of landmark(s) within the camera coordinate system (43, 53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Grzegorz Andrzej Toporek, Aleksandra Popovic
  • Patent number: 10750115
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for capturing video on a mobile device. In an example mobile device, an activation action puts the device in a state in which it captures a loop of video of predefined length and uses that as a prefix to a video recorded in response to a record video action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Plom, Reed Martin
  • Patent number: 10737725
    Abstract: A system is provided for assisting a driver of a vehicle with parallel parking of the vehicle. The system includes at least one imager positioned to capture images of a scene to at least a side of the vehicle and to output image data, and an image processor for processing the image data received from the at least one imager to create an orthographic projection from the image data, where the orthographic projection shows side views of parking spaces and a graphic representation of the vehicle to be parked shown in relative locations to the parking spaces to enable the driver to determine the relative size of the parking spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Schut
  • Patent number: 10741215
    Abstract: In various examples, recordings of gameplay sessions are enhanced by the application of special effects to relatively high(er) and/or low(er) interest durations of the gameplay sessions. Durations of relatively high(er) or low(er) predicted interest in a gameplay session are identified, for instance, based upon level of activity engaged in by a gamer during a particular gameplay session duration. Once identified, different variations of video characteristic(s) are applied to at least a portion of the identified durations for implementation during playback. The recordings may be generated and/or played back in real-time with a live gameplay session, or after completion of the gameplay session. Further, video data of the recordings themselves may be modified to include the special effects and/or indications of the durations and/or variations may be included in metadata and used for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Prabindh Sundareson, Prakash Yadav, Himanshu Bhat