Patents Examined by Robert Chevalier
  • Patent number: 10115022
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, thumbnail management for video content includes detecting a plurality of scene change points from the video content, determining a number of analysis windows based on the plurality of detected scene change points, selecting a frame in each of the analysis windows, and storing the selected frame as the thumbnail for the respective analysis window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jongsung Kim, Jae Cheol Kwon, Il-Hyeon Mun
  • Patent number: 10104420
    Abstract: A content provider transmits instructions to a content receiver to record multiple instances of content. The instances of content are included in the same frequency band of a broadcast transmitted by the content provider via a first communication link and scrambled utilizing the same control word. The content provider determines to supplement the multiple instances of content and transmits an instruction to record a supplemental instance of content from a second content provider via a second communication link. The content receiver receives the instructions and accordingly receives, descrambles, and stores the multiple instances of content and the supplemental instance of content. In some implementations, the first communication link may be a satellite communication link and the second communication link may be a different type of communication link such as a terrestrial broadcast communication link and/or an Internet protocol communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Steven Michael Casagrande
  • Patent number: 10104421
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recording multiple copies of a program are provided. The method may include receiving a user instruction to record a program. A determination may be made to record multiple copies of the program. In response to the determination, multiple copies of the program may be recorded. A user instruction to display the recorded program may be received. A copy of the program may be played back. The user may switch to another copy of the recorded program if the original copy lacks desirable recording attributes, or the interactive television application may automatically switch to another copy of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ellis, Reed S. Spiegel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10102878
    Abstract: A method of displaying images on a display. Images from a video playback are displayed on the display with a first luminance profile, the luminance profile mapping video data samples to output luminance of the display. A user initiated modification of a speed of the video playback is detected. A second luminance profile is determined for the display of the video playback, the second luminance profile being determined according to the modified speed of the video playback and a predetermined adaptation speed of a human visual system of a viewer of the video playback. Further images from the video playback are displayed on the display using the determined second luminance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Volodymyr Kolesnikov, Christopher James Rosewarne
  • Patent number: 10104419
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a contextual remote control interface, which is a companion application that allows a user to use a companion device to control experiences generated by an application running on a primary device. Web browsers, games, and streaming media applications are examples of applications running on a primary device that may be controlled using the companion device. Interfaces associated with each of the media applications on the primary device may be displayed on a television or other device coupled to the primary device. A unique set of virtual controls are included in the remote control interface for each application and may be tailored to the current state of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ross David Heeter, Jason Robert Tuck, Cyrus Kanga
  • Patent number: 10104357
    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: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Penthera Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam L. Berger, Joshua Pressnell, Richard David Jackson
  • Patent number: 10096341
    Abstract: A video identifier uniquely identifying a video captured by a camera is generated. The video includes video frames and optionally concurrently captured audio as well as video metadata describing the video. Video data is extracted from at least two of the video's frames. By combining the extracted video data in an order specified by an identifier generation protocol, an extracted data object is generated. The extracted data object is hashed to generate the unique media identifier, which is stored in association with the video. The identifier generation protocol may indicate the portions of the video data to extract, such as video data corresponding to particular video frames and audio data corresponding to particular audio samples. The extracted data object may include a size of particular video frames, a number of audio samples in the video, or the duration of the video, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto K. Sievert, Gurprit Cheema, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 10097886
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes a converter and a selector. The converter converts an input video signal into the output video signal for the low-brightness display device. The selector selects one of the input video signal and the output video signal, and outputs the selected video signal to the display device. The selector selects the output video signal in a case where a high-brightness flag indicating a video signal for the high-brightness display device is added to the input video signal, and where information indicating that the display device is the low-brightness display device is acquired or information indicating that the display device is the high-brightness display device is not acquired, and selects the input video signal in a case where the high-brightness flag is not added to the input video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Owaki
  • Patent number: 10096337
    Abstract: A device and method are presently disclosed. The computer implemented method, includes at an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, displaying a still image on the touch-sensitive display, while displaying the still image, detecting user's finger contact with the touch-sensitive display, and in response to detecting the user's finger contact, video recording the still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Aniya's Production Company
    Inventors: Damon Wayans, James Cahall
  • Patent number: 10091481
    Abstract: A sensor module including at least one brightness sensor element for detecting a brightness of a wideband electromagnetic radiation and at least one color sensor field, which includes at least one color sensor element for detecting a color of the electromagnetic radiation. The brightness sensor element has a larger sensor surface than the color sensor field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Ulrich Seger
  • Patent number: 10084992
    Abstract: Various driver assistance systems mountable in a host vehicle and computerized methods for detecting a vertical deviation of a road surface. The driver assistance system includes a camera operatively connectible to a processor. Multiple consecutive image frames are captured from the camera including a first image of the road and a second image of the road. Based on the host vehicle motion, the second image is warped toward the first image to produce thereby a warped second image. Image points of the road in the first image and corresponding image points of the road in the warped second image are tracked. Optical flow is computed between the warped second image to the first image. The optical flow is compared with an optical flow based on a road surface model to produce a residual optical flow. The vertical deviation is computed from the residual optical flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 10084829
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for auto-generating a preview of a web conference based on participant interactions during the web conference. A web conference is recorded and includes a shared presentation and participant interactions. Key frames of the shared presentation are identified. During the web conference, differing amounts of interaction between the participants occurred during presentation of the respective key frames. The technique selects a subset of the key frames to include in the preview based on the differing amounts of interaction between the participants that occurred during presentation of the key frames and generates the preview using the subset of key frames. An example preview displays a sequence of key frames in which each key frame is displayed for a few seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Antonio Sanso, Damien Antipa
  • Patent number: 10080010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of encoding a video data signal for use with a multi-view rendering device, a method of decoding the video data signal, the video data signal, an encoder of the video data signal, a decoder of the video data signal, a computer program product comprising instructions for encoding the video data signal and a computer program product comprising instructions for decoding a video data signal. The method of encoding provides (401) a first image (10) of a scene associated with a first viewpoint, a depth map (20) associated with the first image, metadata (30) for use in depth map processing or rendering one or more views for further viewpoints by the multi-view rendering device, and generates (404) the video data signal. The video data signal comprises video frames partitioned in sub-images comprising a sub-image based on the first image and a depth sub-image based on the depth map, and metadata encoded in a color component of the depth sub-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Wiebe De Haan
  • Patent number: 10074012
    Abstract: Image data relating to real-world objects or persons is collected from a scene while collecting audio data relating to the real-world objects or persons from the same scene. The audio data is used to derive sound objects corresponding to the real-world objects or persons. The image data is used to derive video objects corresponding to the real-world objects or persons. Based on the sound objects and the video objects, candidate salient objects are generated. A salient object is selected from among the candidate salient objects. Perceptual enhancement operations are performed on the selected salient object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Cong Zhou, Timo Kunkel, Cristina Michel Vasco
  • Patent number: 10072491
    Abstract: An assembly (100) for the illumination of a wellbore, pipeline, tank, vessel or other environment wherein light is diffused and transmitted through an optically transparent material and projected in and around a field of view of a camera lens (10). A light source is disposed within a cavity at the proximal end (102) of a cylindrical shaped, optically transparent material. Light from the source is received into the transparent material, diffused, and transmitted to the distal end of the light tube (30), where it is projected in front of and around a field of view of a camera. Control of light intensity may be variable, pre-set before operations, or fixed by component design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Abrado, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Meyers, Marshal Harris, Philip Schultz, Bruce Beacom, John C. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10070097
    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: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Toshiya Hamada, Kuniaki Takahashi, Shinobu Hattori
  • Patent number: 10063823
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, and a recording medium that make it possible to set a dynamic range of an image to be reproduced. A BD-J execution unit sets a dynamic range of a screen to be reproduced. A video decoder generates a main video to be reproduced in the dynamic range set by the BD-J execution unit. The present disclosure can be applied, for example, to a reproducing device or the like that reproduces an optical disk that records an AV stream of a main video in a standard dynamic range (SDR) and an AV stream of a main video in a high dynamic range (HDR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Uchimura, Ryohei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10056113
    Abstract: Described is a method for video processing. The method comprises: providing one display interface, where a page is displayed on the display interface, and the page comprises a page having a video playback area; playing a video on the page having the video playback area and acquiring a first instruction during video playback, where the first instruction is used for creating a video playback window on the display interface, and the first instruction at least comprises a uniform resource locator (URL) of the page on which the video is played; creating the video playback window according to the first instruction; pausing playback of the video on the page; logging the progress of the video when playback of the video is paused as a first progress; and, with the first progress as playback starting point for the video, playing same on the video playback window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Wentao Wang
  • Patent number: 10055644
    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: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Roque Rios, III
  • Patent number: 10049701
    Abstract: A video editing apparatus includes a storing unit, an input unit, a segment selection unit, and a generation unit. The storing unit stores video data along with video attribute information indicating, for each concept, a confidence score that the concept is included in each of segments into which the video data has been divided. The input unit inputs, as preference information, a coefficient of each concept desired to be included in summary information and a coefficient of a superordinate concept of the concept desired to be included in the summary information. The segment selection unit selects, based on the input preference information, at least one segment that matches the preference information, from among plural segments of the stored video data. The generation unit generates, based on video of the at least one selected segment, summary information representing contents of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Uchihashi, Motofumi Fukui