Patents Examined by Samira Monshi
  • Patent number: 11665397
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image display apparatus and a method thereof. The image display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises: a display; an external device interface configured to perform short-range communication; and a controller configured to: when the number of external devices communicatively connected with the image display apparatus is one, or when a bandwidth usage for the short-range communication is less than a predetermined reference, transmit an entire signal to the one external device, when the number of the external devices is two or more, and the bandwidth usage is greater than or equal to the predetermined reference, acquire a plurality of channel signals from the entire signal; transmit a first channel signal to a first external device among the external devices; and transmit a second channel signal to a second external device among the external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Donghee Han, Sijin Kim, Taeyoung Kim, Soonhyung Hwang, Hyorim Kim, Minjae Kim
  • Patent number: 11657278
    Abstract: An inference system performs inference, such as object recognition, based on sensory inputs generated by sensors and control information associated with the sensory inputs. The sensory inputs describe one or more features of the objects. The control information describes movement of the sensors or known locations of the sensors relative to a reference point. For a particular object, an inference system learns a set of object-location representations of the object. An object-location representation is a unique characterization of an object-centric location relative to the particular object. The inference system also learns a set of feature-location representations associated with the object-location representation that indicate presence of features at the corresponding object-location pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Numenta, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Marcus Anthony Lewis
  • Patent number: 11659248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, a server and a computer-readable medium for generating an interactive content, and more particularly, to a method, a server and a computer-readable medium for generating an interactive content, in which node generation information for each of a plurality of nodes included in the interactive content is received from a user terminal of a user who wants to generate the interactive content, and a plurality of nodes including an interactive video in which a specific interactive object utters text information included in the received node generation information, and node connection information for connection with one or more other nodes corresponding to a next node according to condition information included in the node generation information are generated, so that the interactive content including the nodes is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: GENESIS LAB, INC.
    Inventors: Dae Hun Yoo, Young Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 11653050
    Abstract: A method of controlling the operating mode of a remote device based upon a local user preference setting includes determining a user privacy setting by a user at a local device and storing the user privacy setting. The user privacy setting is conveyed to the remote device and the operational mode of the remote device is modified based upon the transmitted user privacy preference setting. The operational mode of the remote device is returned to the normal operational mode upon meeting a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Arsham Hatambeiki
  • Patent number: 11647247
    Abstract: A remote control system for transmitting a signal to an electronic component, the remote control system including a remote control that includes a transmitter that transmits the signal to the electronic component, and at least one button configured to, upon user contact with the button, instruct the transmitter to transmit the signal. The remote control system also includes a camera disposed on or within the remote control. The camera is configured to image an environment within a predetermined distance of the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: SLING TV LLC.
    Inventor: Padmanabha R. Rao
  • Patent number: 11641454
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a projection system, a distance measuring sensor that is used to adjust the focal point of the projection system and outputs infrared light in the frontward direction, and an enclosure that houses the projection system and the distance measuring sensor. An exit port of the projection system is disposed at a position which is shifted from the distance measuring sensor in a second direction opposite the first direction. The enclosure has a detection opening via which the infrared light exits. The distance measuring sensor has a detection range over which distance detection is allowed and a non-detection range over which no distance detection is allowed and which is shifted from the detection range toward the distance measurement sensor, and the distance measuring sensor is disposed at a distance from the detection opening, the distance including the non-detection range of the distance measuring sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Yusaku Takamine
  • Patent number: 11637958
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a rotation of the first imaging unit in the rotation direction and position information of a designated range designated on a first image imaged by the first imaging unit, a setting unit configured to set the second imaging range so as to include the designated range based on the information on the rotation and the position information, and a control unit configured to control the second imaging unit to instruct the second imaging unit to image the second imaging range and to acquire a second image by changing at least one of the imaging direction and the angle of view of the second imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventor: Yutaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11638061
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented herein for generating an augmented reality (“AR”) display with user interface (“UI”) elements that respond to changes in pupil characteristics in response to detecting device streaming content. A media stream playing on a device that is within a threshold distance of the AR device is detected. The source of the media stream is identified. The AR device queries the source of the media stream for a consumption option. An AR overlay is generated and comprises selectable UI elements corresponding to the consumption options. In response to receiving an input at a UI element, the AR overlay is generated based on the consumption option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Saloni Sharma, Greeshma Jagadha Phani Lakshmi Alapati, Harshith Kumar Gejjegondanahally Sreekanth, Ishan Bhadula, Simranjeet Gill, Sourabh Kumar, Srikanth Channapragada, Vivek Sehgal, Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 11627296
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for condition mitigation. A computing device may display content. The computing device may determine that displaying and/or outputting the content may impact a person with a condition. The computing device may take an action to reduce an impact of the content on the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Philip D. Mooney
  • Patent number: 11627278
    Abstract: A video format detector receives a video signal in a one of a plurality of possible video formats and produces a detected format. A cumulative distribution function generator generates a cumulative distribution function curve from a component of the video signal and a feature detector generates one or more feature vectors from the cumulative distribution function curve. A video classifier accepts the one or more feature vectors from the feature detector and generates a prediction of the video format in which the video signal was produced based, at least in part, on the received feature vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel G. Baker
  • Patent number: 11620732
    Abstract: A multi-projection system for projecting an image from a plurality of projectors onto a three-dimensional object, includes a master projector and a slave projector. The slave projector estimates an amount of blur in an image projected from the projector itself on a plurality of planes of the three-dimensional object, and provides the estimated amount of blur in the image to the master projector. The master projector estimates an amount of blur in an image projected from the projector itself on a plurality of planes of the three-dimensional object, and determines a region of the image projected from the plurality of projectors for each of the plurality of planes based on the amount of blur in the image estimated by the master projector and the amount of blur in the image estimated by the slave projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisakazu Aoyanagi
  • Patent number: 11611739
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving content that includes a 360-degree video, determining that guidance is enabled with respect to the content, obtaining an input responsive to determining that the guidance is enabled, and obtaining the guidance with respect to a playback of the content, where the obtained guidance is based on the input. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Manuel Briand, Vijay Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11606594
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, systems, and devices for enabling a user of a mobile phone to at least partially take control of a consumer electronic device on display in a retail store. A session with the mobile phone is initiated in response to the mobile phone being used to scan a scannable code displayed on a display screen in the retail store, wherein the session is associated with the consumer electronic device. A graphical user interface (GUI), which is displayed on the mobile phone during the session, enables the user of the mobile phone to use the mobile phone during the session to at least partially take control of the consumer electronic device that is on display in the retail store, thereby enabling the user of the mobile phone to learn about one or more capabilities of the consumer electronic device that is on display in the retail store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: OnQ Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Seed, Paul F. Chapuis, Kenneth Todd Reed, Pavol Galovi{hacek over (c)}
  • Patent number: 11606026
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and an electronic apparatus, the display apparatus including: a main body including a display and a connector; and an adapter connectable to the main body and configured to supply power to the connected main body, the adapter including: a transformer configured to boost an input first alternating current (AC) voltage, a switch including a switching device configured to switch a current flowing in the transformer, a controller configured to control the switching device to output a second AC voltage boosted by the transformer, and the main body including a power factor correction (PFC) converter configured to correct a power factor of the second AC voltage output from the adapter and output a direct current (DC) voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Kookmin University Industry Academy Corporation Foundation
    Inventors: Duhee Jang, Sangkyoo Han, Jeongil Kang, Kasan Ha, Sanghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11601720
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses are disclosed for providing event messages to a user. The event messages may include video data or a link to video of the event. In some variations, a user or content provider may define criteria for the event messages that are to be displayed to the user. The event messages may be stored so that a user may be able to browse through the stored event messages and decide when to view the video of the event. Upon a user's selection of the event message, the video of the event may be displayed to the user on the same display device or another display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Leslie Eugene Chipman, Amit Bagga, Jenny Jiang, Anita Eradla, Scot Zola
  • Patent number: 11594032
    Abstract: A media source is configured to provide a media stream that includes an audio-video recording. The audio-video recording comprises image frames. A video presentation device receives the media stream provided by the media source and selects a portion of the image frames of the media stream. The device determines, based at least in part on characteristics of the video presentation device and properties of the selected portion of the image frames, a processing resource for executing an algorithm configured to determine a probability that the media stream includes synthetic media. The selected portion of the frames and an indication of the algorithm are provided to the processing resource. The processing resource executes the algorithm to determine the probability that the media stream includes synthetic media. The audio-video recording and a representation of the probability that the media stream includes synthetic media are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Sundarrajan Raman
  • Patent number: 11589110
    Abstract: A digital media system is configured to support any one or more of multiple features with respect to virtual-reality content. Examples of such features include directional picture-in-picture (PIP) windows based on viewing direction, directional audio based on viewing direction, user recommendations based on anomalous viewing times of certain visual features in video content, dynamic adjustment of time-to-live (TTL) durations prior to requesting deletion of video files uploaded to a content distribution network, dynamic adjustment of durations of video files to upload based on network capacity, dynamic adjustment of quantities of video files per set to upload based on network capacity, dynamic resizing of top-depicting or bottom-depicting regions within the picture areas of sets of video files, dynamic resizing of the picture areas themselves within sets of video files, or any suitable combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: AlcaCruz Inc.
    Inventors: SangYoo Ha, Salomon Lee
  • Patent number: 11589102
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present application provides screen projection techniques applied in a computer device, and the techniques comprise obtaining first information indicative of a capability of the computer device; obtaining second information indicative of a capability of a target terminal, wherein the target terminal is configured as a projection object of the computer device; determining a performer of performing rendering operations on multimedia content based on the first information and the second information; performing the rendering operations on the multimedia content by the computer device and sending rendered multimedia content to the target terminal when the computer device is the performer. The screen projection techniques described in the embodiment may dynamically determine a performer of performing special effect rendering operations based on the capability of the computer devices and the capability of the target terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Zhihui Yang, Hao Wang, Yaoqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11578967
    Abstract: One example of an inspection system includes a laser, a magnification changer, and a first camera. The laser projects a line onto a wafer to be inspected. The magnification changer includes a plurality of selectable lenses of different magnification. The first camera images the line projected onto the wafer and outputs three-dimensional line data indicating the height of features of the wafer. Each lens of the magnification changer provides the same nominal focal plane position of the first camera with respect to the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: John Schaefer, Christopher Voges, Nicholas Smith, Jeffrey Treptau
  • Patent number: 11553238
    Abstract: An image capture device may capture multiple audio content during capture of visual content. A viewing window for the visual content and rotational position of the image capture device during capture of the visual content may be used to generate modified audio content from the multiple audio content. The modified audio content may provide sound for playback of a punchout of the visual content using the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Steven Penrod, Timothy Dick, Erich Tisch