Patents Examined by Syed Hasan
  • Patent number: 10311914
    Abstract: An editing apparatus for an editing video sequence that includes an editing unit for setting a first range to one part of the video sequence; a video sequence file generating unit for generating a video sequence file including video sequence corresponding to the first range and video sequence corresponding to a second range, within the second range is consecutively preceding to and/or subsequent to the first range; and an output for outputting the video sequence file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Naoya Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10176848
    Abstract: In a recording and reproducing apparatus and a recording and reproducing method for the recording and reproducing apparatus for recording and reproducing image information on a scene obtained through photographing, relative to a predetermined first recording medium and being capable of setting one or more chapters to each scene, a face recognizing process is executed for a photographed image based on the image information, an importance level of each chapter is set in accordance with a result of the face recognizing process for a very important person (VIP) set by a user, and each chapter having a relevant importance level among importance levels of respective chapters is selectively reproduced. A user can therefore find an object chapter and scene quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Mari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10141022
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device for generating a multiple point of view (MPOV) video and the method thereof. The present disclosure involves the electronic device to obtain a plurality of media contents. The electronic device would identify a first media content relating to a second media content in time and location according to time information, audio information, and location information including a geographic tag and a surrounding signal information. Then, the first media content and the second media content are provided as relevant media contents for generating the MPOV video of the event having the relevant media content captured from different point of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Ping Ying, Yuan-Kang Wang, Hira Singh Verick, Jing-Lung Wu, Wen-Chuan Lee, Chia-Wei Chen, Kenneth Todd Culos, Wei-Chih Kuo, Ming-Han Tsai, Hsin-Ti Chueh, Tai Ito
  • Patent number: 10134440
    Abstract: A method for producing an audio-visual slideshow for a video sequence having an audio soundtrack and a corresponding video track including a time sequence of image frames, comprising: segmenting the audio soundtrack into a plurality of audio segments; subdividing the audio segments into a sequence of audio frames; determining a corresponding audio classification for each audio frame; automatically selecting a subset of the audio segments responsive to the audio classification for the corresponding audio frames; for each of the selected audio segments automatically analyzing the corresponding image frames to select one or more key image frames; merging the selected audio segments to form an audio summary; forming an audio-visual slideshow by combining the selected key frames with the audio summary, wherein the selected key frames are displayed synchronously with their corresponding audio segment; and storing the audio-visual slideshow in a processor-accessible storage memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Wei Jiang, Alexander C. Loui, Courtenay Cotton
  • Patent number: 10116902
    Abstract: Content streams may be segmented to provide automatic extraction and storage of content items without intervening commercials or other unrelated content. These content items may then be stored in a database and made accessible to subscribers through, for example, an on-demand service. Automatic segmentation may include the identification of program boundaries, segmentation of a content stream based on the boundaries and the subsequent classification of the segments into content types. For example, audio and video duplication detection may be used to identify commercials since commercials tend to repeat frequently over a relatively short amount of time. A system may further identify an end of program indicator in a video stream to determine when a program ends. Accordingly, if a program ends after a scheduled end time, a recording device (e.g., the program is being recorded) may automatically extend the recording time to capture the entire program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Evelyne Tzoukermann, Ryan M. Farrell, Hongzhong Zhou, Oliver Jojic, Bageshree Shevade
  • Patent number: 10110854
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of an ion beam sample preparation apparatus and methods. The methods operate on a sample disposed in a vacuum chamber and include steps of directing an intensity-controllable, tilt-angle controllable ion beam at a sample holder coupled to a rotation stage. The methods further include illuminating and capturing one or more images of the sample, extracting useful features from one or more images and thereafter adjusting the sample preparation steps. Further methods are disclosed for capturing sequences of images, programmatically rotating images, and displaying sequences of images with similar rotation angles. Further methods include extracting useful features from sequences of images that may change with respect to time as ion beam preparation continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Gatan, Inc.
    Inventors: John Andrew Hunt, Steven Thomas Coyle, Michael Patrick Hassel-Shearer
  • Patent number: 10104431
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a cloud-based service provider system detecting an input command provided by a user during a scheduling session and representative of a request for a local digital video recording (“DVR”) system to record a media program during a presentation time period. In response to the detecting of the input command, the cloud-based service provider system identifies a conflict associated with the request for the local DVR system to record the media program, performs a prioritization operation to determine a relative priority of media programs that are at least one of scheduled to be recorded by the local DVR system at any given time during the presentation time period and currently recorded in a memory of the local DVR system, and automatically performs, based on the performing of the prioritization operation, a predetermined action to resolve the conflict and facilitate the local DVR system recording the media program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiying Jin, Sandeep G. Rathi, Yuhui Qian, Ravi Kalluri
  • Patent number: 10095935
    Abstract: A vision system of a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a vehicle and having a field of view that encompasses first and second regions exterior of the vehicle. The camera captures image data that includes a first set of image data representative of the first region of the field of view and a second set of image data representative of the second region of the field of view. An image processor processes the first set of image data to detect a pedestrian present in the first region based on a first predetermined orientation of a pedestrian. The image processor processes the second set of image data to detect a pedestrian present in the second region based on a second predetermined orientation of a pedestrian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Nikhil Gupta
  • Patent number: 10091438
    Abstract: Method and system for overlaying videos in a television include: receiving a plurality of video signals directly from a plurality of video sources by the television; receiving and processing a script by the television, the script includes instructions for placing a first picture from a first video signal of the plurality of video signals in a first position at a first depth value on a display coupled to the television, and instructions for placing a second picture from a second video signal of the plurality of video signals in a second position at a second depth value on the display; and simultaneously displaying the first picture and the second picture on the display by the television in an overlayed manner, the first picture being displayed at the first position and at the first depth value, the second picture being displayed at the second position and at the second depth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu, Bok Knun Randolph Chung
  • Patent number: 10070114
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for splitting light received from at least one subject into at least first and second components of light, converting the first component of light into a first electrical signal representing a base image of the at least one subject, dispersing the second component of light into at least a right component of light and a left component of light; converting the right component of light into a second electrical signal representing a right detection image at a first angle; and converting the left component of light into a third electrical signal representing a left detection image at a second angle different from the first angle. Additionally, the right detection image may be used to transform the base image into a right parallax image, and the left detection image may be used to transform the base image into a left parallax image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kuroki, Eiji Otani
  • Patent number: 10070095
    Abstract: A media player may include a media reader to read media content from a recording medium inserted into the media reader. The media player may also include a media analysis component to identify one or more valid portions of the recording medium containing media content and one or more invalid portions of the recording medium without media content. In one embodiment, the media player includes an archival component to store the media content from the one or more valid portions in a storage medium and a playback component to play back the one or more valid portions of the media content from the storage medium concurrently with the identification of the one or more valid portions by the media analysis component and the storage of the media content by the archival component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Watson, James Bielman, Phillip Barrett, Nicole A. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10062406
    Abstract: A video masking processing method and a video masking processing apparatus using the same are provided. The video masking processing method photographs frames constituting a video, detects at least one masking area to be masked in the photographed frames, masks an image in the detected at least one masking area, inserts masking information including information on the masking into the photographed frame, and stores the frame which has undergone the masking and has the masking information inserted thereinto. Therefore, since images related to personal information in a photographed video are masked, a user does not infringe others' privacy in a video normally photographed by a CCTV or a dashboard camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Sang Hyun Park, Sung Hwan Jeong
  • Patent number: 10043550
    Abstract: A system and method of incorporating additional video objects into source video data to produce output video data. A method includes identifying segments of the source video data, selecting identified segments for the inclusion of additional video objects, creating an intermediate working version of the source video data including video material corresponding to the selected segments, creating metadata which identifies at least one frame within the source video data which corresponds to the selected segments, transmitting the intermediate working version to a remote system for the creation of additional video data including additional video objects to be included in the output video data, receiving video file data associated with the additional video data, obtaining the additional video data based on the video file data, retrieving metadata and incorporating the additional video data with the source video data on the basis of the retrieved metadata to produce the output video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Mirriad Advertising PLC
    Inventors: Julien Fauqueur, Simon Cuff, Philip McLauchlan
  • Patent number: 10032485
    Abstract: A multimedia file and methods of generating, distributing and using the multimedia file are described. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple video tracks, multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitle tracks, a complete index that can be used to locate each data chunk in each of these tracks and an abridged index that can enable the location of a subset of the data chunks in each track, data that can be used to generate a menu interface to access the contents of the file and ‘meta data’ concerning the contents of the file. Multimedia files in accordance with several embodiments of the present invention also include references to video tracks, audio tracks, subtitle tracks and ‘meta data’ external to the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventors: Abou Ul Aala Ahsan, Stephen R. Bramwell, Brian T. Fudge
  • Patent number: 10008021
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for rendering imagery that compensates for parallax. Image data may comprise a sequence of images of a location, collected at known intervals (e.g., distances), such as along a path. The image data can comprise a first layer comprising a first depth, and a second layer comprising a second depth, that is different from the first depth. The image data can be composed into resulting imagery, where the first layer is composed at the first depth and the second layer is composed at the second depth. The resulting imagery can be rendered to compensate for, or rather make use of, parallax, such that the first layer is rendered at a first movement speed, based at least upon the first depth, and the second layer is rendered at a second movement speed, based at least upon the second depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Wantland, Gonzalo Alberto Ramos, Donald Barnett
  • Patent number: 10009574
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a magnetic tape device includes a read control configured to sequentially read records included in data sets from a tape medium into a buffer, and send the records included in the data sets to a host in response to determining that there is no C2 error during reading of the data sets. The read control is also configured to skip a predetermined error recovery process in accordance with a video special mode in response to detecting a C2 error during reading of the data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Abe, Setsuko Masuda, Yumiko Ohta, Terue Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10009590
    Abstract: In an image processing method to display a stereoscopic image on a target screen, a disparity information (200) is associated with the stereoscopic image and is adapted for the display of the stereoscopic image on an original screen, the size of the original screen being different from the size of the target screen, the stereoscopic image comprising a first image (20) and a second image (21). In order to optimize the disparity of the stereoscopic image, the method comprises selecting a part of said first image according to at least one property associated with the first image; calculating a target disparity information associated with the selected part of the image according to the viewing conditions associated with the target screen and the original disparity information associated with the selected part of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Boisson, Christel Chamaret, Paul Kerbiriou, Patrick Lopez
  • Patent number: 9996612
    Abstract: Herein, a display device, system and method are described for identifying digital content through comparison of one or more audio thumbnails when the digital content is provided without metadata. According to one embodiment, a display device comprises a display, audio conversion logic and a transceiver. The audio conversion logic is adapted to produce one or more audio thumbnails, which are compact representations of a snippet of audio from that incoming digital content without the metadata. The transceiver is adapted to transmit the one or more audio thumbnails in order to (i) retrieve metadata associated with the digital content from an external source separate from a source of the digital content and (ii) display information provided by the metadata on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Robert Hardacker, Christopher Jensen Read
  • Patent number: 9992443
    Abstract: Techniques and devices for acquiring and compressing timelapse video are described. The techniques are adaptive, in that the acquisition frame rate is adapted and captured images are periodically deleted during filming. To implement the method, a user need not know ahead of time how long the source video will be acquired. Regardless of the acquisition time, the resulting video is automatically edited to provide a timelapse clip of a predefined length or of a length within a predefined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin S. Titi, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Elliott B. Harris, Johnnie Manzari, Graham Clarke
  • Patent number: 9990730
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to edge detection and presentation in thermal images. Infrared and visible light images comprising at least partially overlapping target scenes are analyzed. An edge detection process is performed on the visible light image to determine which pixels represent edges in the target scene. A display image is generated in which some pixels include infrared image data and in which pixels corresponding to edges in the visible light image include a predetermined color and do not include corresponding infrared image data to emphasize edges. Edge pixels in the display image can include exclusively the predetermined color, or in some examples, a blend of a predetermined color and visible light image data. Methods can include replacing one or the other of visible light edge pixels or corresponding infrared pixels with the predetermined color before combining the visible light and infrared image data to create a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Bergstrom, Kirk R. Johnson, James T. Pickett