Patents Examined by Robert Chevalier
  • Patent number: 11689691
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for evaluating and providing video signals of an event. A uniform time signal is assigned to recorded video signals of the event, and to captured camera parameters and metadata, after which the video signals are automatically evaluated in a data processing device on the basis of a user input. This way, a desired portion of the video signals can be provided to the user on the basis of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: LAWO HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Philipp Lawo
  • Patent number: 11670284
    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 so that the speech characteristic of the character featured in the first scene snatches the context of the first scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Sanchez, Ashleigh Miller, Paul T. Stathacopoulos
  • Patent number: 11651601
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling a camera can involve automatically setting an exposure control for a camera based on data obtained from the camera and using a synchronized infrared flash for video recording by the camera with the exposure control automatically set for the camera. The exposure control can include a managed fixed exposure time controlled with automatic gain correction by the camera. The exposure time for the camera can be fixed. A gain can be monitored, and the exposure time adjusted when an average gain attains a maximum value or a minimum value with changes to ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventor: Alan William Young
  • Patent number: 11641444
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing interference between content play and video recording among multiple devices located proximate to each other. Microphones of devices recording video are muted, or content play is interrupted, according to the actions of a majority of nearby devices. For example, if most devices are recording video, content play may be interrupted to prevent the video from unintentionally recording unwanted sounds from play of the content. Conversely, if most devices are not recording video, only those devices which are may have their microphones muted. Actions to reduce interference may be taken according to the current behavior of a majority of proximate devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gandhi, Kuppappa Dandappa Harijan, Siddhartha Pande, Deviprasad Punja, Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11636678
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for recording audio and video of an individual within a kiosk on separate audio and video computers that are locally connected to the kiosk. Instructions are provided to the individual through a locally connected controller computer. A remote user computer requests recorded data from the kiosk. The controller computer prompts the audio and video computers to separately stream audio and video to the remote user computer. The controller computer divides the audio and video data into time segments, and then presents different versions of the session to different users, with each different version comprising a different set of time segments. A central system server provides searching capabilities to the user computer to search and request data from a plurality of remotely located kiosks, each having separate controller, audio, and video computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: On Time Staffing Inc.
    Inventor: Roman Olshansky
  • Patent number: 11636679
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving data associated with a video, applying the data to a machine learning model to obtain a prediction regarding an accuracy of an assertion included in the video, responsive to the prediction indicating that the assertion is accurate, transmitting the video to a processing system including a processor, and responsive to the prediction indicating that the assertion in inaccurate, preventing a transmission of the video to the processing system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Griesmer, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11631185
    Abstract: A method for non-contact modal analysis uses an optical sensing device such as a video camera. Unlike traditional modal analysis, requiring accelerometers or force sensors to measure the modal characteristics of a structure, the inventive system uses pixel displacement measurements from the optical sensor to characterize the modal properties of the device under test. The input or reference signal is measured by an independent data acquisition system and is synchronized with the response motion captured in video recordings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Kenneth Ralph Piety, Jeffrey R. Hay, Douglas A. Mann
  • Patent number: 11627288
    Abstract: Systems and methods for surveilling. Systems and methods include generating, with a processor, a baseline associated with a subject; performing, with the processor, a scan of the subject; comparing, with the processor, the scan of the subject with the baseline; and generating, with the processor, a report comprising a result of the comparing of the scan of the subject with the baseline associated with the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Avaya Management L.P.
    Inventors: David Chavez, Valentine C. Matula, Dragan Grebovich, Amit Mishra, John Carey
  • Patent number: 11621021
    Abstract: A remapping space may define correspondence between times within a video and times within a time-remapped video. Responsive to user selection of a moment within the video for initiation of time remapping using a selected playback speed, a start point and an end point may be inserted at the selected moment within the remapping space. Responsive to user selection of a segment within the video to apply the selected playback speed in the time remapping, the start point and/or the end point may be moved to change the correspondence between times within the video and times within the time-remapped video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Noel, Nicolas Duponchel, Renaud Cousin, Thomas Achddou
  • Patent number: 11622072
    Abstract: A video may include a capture of a scene, such as a wide-field of view capture of the scene. Context of the video may be assessed and used to suggest framing of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Tran, Douglas D. Melton
  • Patent number: 11611724
    Abstract: A management terminal manages a plurality of Self-Service Terminals (SSTs) for customer-assistance, transaction overrides, theft determinations, and transaction security audits. One or more overhead cameras stream real-time video of the transactions being processed at the SSTs to a server. Transaction data produced in real time at the SSTs are also provided to the server. The video is correlated with the transaction data and evaluated for security events. The video is also cached on the server. An operator of the management terminal can access a video review interface based on events and/or information visually gleaned by the operator during the transactions. The interface permits the operator to view a configured cached portion of the video captured for any given transaction to provide context to the operator for determining whether to perform or whether not to perform a transaction audit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Kalpesh Sheth
  • Patent number: 11610610
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting and correcting synchronization errors in multimedia content comprising a video stream and a non-original audio stream. Techniques for directly detecting synchronization of video and audio streams may be inadequate to detect synchronize errors for non-original audio streams, particularly where such non-original audio streams contain audio not reflective of events within the video stream, such as speaking dialog in a different language than the speakers of the video stream. To overcome this problem, the present disclosure enables synchronization of a non-original audio stream to another audio stream, such as an original audio stream, that is synchronized to the video stream. By comparison of signatures, the non-original and other audio stream are aligned to determine an offset that can be used to synchronize the non-original audio stream to the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avijit Vajpayee, Hooman Mahyar, Vimal Bhat, Abhinav Jain, Zhikang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11610606
    Abstract: This disclosure describes one or more implementations of systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and methods that generate a temporally remapped video that satisfies a desired target duration while preserving natural video dynamics. In certain instances, the disclosed systems utilize a playback speed prediction machine-learning model that recognizes and localizes temporally varying changes in video playback speed to re-time a digital video with varying frame-change speeds. For instance, to re-time the digital video, the disclosed systems utilize the playback speed prediction machine-learning model to infer the slowness of individual video frames. Subsequently, in certain embodiments, the disclosed systems determine, from frames of a digital video, a temporal frame sub-sampling that is consistent with the slowness predictions and fit within a target video duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Jenni, Markus Woodson, Fabian David Caba Heilbron
  • Patent number: 11596482
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems are provided for training a machine learning architecture for surgical performance tracking and measurement based on surgical procedure video data set. The methods and systems include, in a first aspect, a sequential relation architecture and a dimensionality reduction architecture. In a second aspect, the methods and systems include a surgical instrument instance segmentation architecture, a decomposition model, and a sequential relation architecture. The video data is processed on a frame level to generate compressed or reduced representations of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Shuja Khalid, Mitchell Geoffrey Goldenberg, Teodor Pantchev Grantcharov, Babak Taati, Frank Rudzicz
  • Patent number: 11596315
    Abstract: A method for determining one or more vital signs of a person includes recording video images of a scene with an egocentric camera coupled to the person's body, detecting and magnifying image frame-to-image frame movements in the video images of the scene, representing the magnified image frame-to-image frame movements in the video images of the scene by a one-dimensional (1D) amplitude-versus-time series, and transforming the 1D amplitude-versus-time series representation into a frequency spectrum. The method further includes identifying one or more local frequency maxima in the frequency spectrum as corresponding to one or more vital signs of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dongeek Shin, Shwetak N. Patel
  • Patent number: 11594253
    Abstract: A mobile device has at least one media output device for presenting first media content, at least one communication interface that receives signals/data indicative of whether a consumer of the first media content is actively consuming the first media content; and at least one processor executing program code, which enables the mobile device to: during playing of a first media content, receive, via the communication interface, the first data; evaluate, based on a comparison of the first data with comparative data, whether the first data indicates that the consumer is not paying attention to the first media content; and in response to the consumer not paying attention, identify, by the processor, based on a time of receipt of the first data, a first time corresponding to a location within the first media content at which the consumer stopped paying attention during the playback of the first media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Ambha Madhusudhana, Vivek K. Tyagi, Joseph V. Nasti
  • Patent number: 11580735
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, observing a plurality of objects viewed through a smart lens, wherein the plurality of objects are in a frame of an image viewed by the smart lens, determining an identification for an object of the plurality of objects, assigning tag information for the object based on the identification, storing the tag information for the object and the frame in which the object was observed, receiving a recall request for the object, retrieving the tag information for the object and the frame responsive to the receiving the recall request, and displaying the tag information and the frame. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Roque Rios, III
  • Patent number: 11574654
    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: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Prabindh Sundareson, Prakash Yadav, Himanshu Bhat
  • Patent number: 11572016
    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: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    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: 11570414
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging sensor that outputs an imaging signal representing a sequence of frame images of a photographic subject. A buffer memory temporarily stores data of the sequence of frame images from the imaging signal. A release switch is actuated by a user to output an image-taking signal. A controller, upon receipt of the image-taking signal from the release switch: (i) generates moving image data from at least some of the plurality of frame images stored in the buffer memory, (ii) generates at least one piece of still image data based on at least one frame image of the plurality of frame images stored in the buffer memory, and (iii) associates the moving image data with the still image data and records the moving image data and the still image data in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Takashi Kuriyama