Patents Examined by Thai Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 10354690
    Abstract: Methods and systems for recording streaming audio and video by directing an incoming audio visual stream to a discrete memory region serving as a virtual display. The virtual display is configured with a section visible to the viewer and a section invisible to the viewer, wherein a streaming video is hidden from the user's display under all conditions. The user's browser is pre-loaded with hooks to redirect the video portion of the stream to the invisible section of the virtual memory wherein a video capture tool specifically designed to interact with the hooks can now recognize each function call, and intercept each frame as it is rendered in the GPU. Concurrently, the audio portion of the stream is remapped using an audio indexing application. The GPU framebuffers and audio sinks are multiplexed together and saved to disk. The file is immediately accessible for playback or copying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Modulus Media Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven E. Schulz
  • Patent number: 10354693
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a playback mode of sound included in content. The information processing apparatus includes a playback unit configured to play back the sound included in the content in the playback mode determined by the determination unit, at playback of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ai Matsubara, Kenichi Kuromusha, Yoshihito Nishikawa, Yoshio Ikai, Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10353080
    Abstract: A system to supervise an operator working in an environment exposed to ionizing radiation. A supervision center includes a processor, memory, screen and network connection facility. A radiation detector/meter connected to the operator obtains and transmits a measurement of the exposure intensity to the supervision center. A radiofrequency tag connected to the detector/meter provides geolocation of the detector/meter. The memory stores a map of the exposed environment including a map of the exposure intensity, and a history file containing a record of the measurement, the date of the measurement and the location of the detector corresponding to the measurement. The memory stores a planning file containing a list, duration, location and scheduling of the operator tasks. A connecting terminal is connected to the network and provided to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CONSEILS ET ETUDES EN RADIOPROTECTION
    Inventors: Daniel Asselot, Jean-François Greuez, Jacques Petry
  • Patent number: 10354401
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a method to measure the distance between the place where the first image is acquired and the target distance after comparing and analyzing the image acquired through vision sensor with the established database. The database stores images of each section and image information by using the vision sensor. The distance measuring method analyzes the characteristics of the images transmitted by a user and the characteristics of the objects on images, compares them with the database, selects the image most similar to the corresponding image from the database, and calculates the distance to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRY ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION OF YEUNGNAM UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yong Wan Park, Soo Jung Hur, Jin Seon Song, Chang Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10354138
    Abstract: A method and a system for remote visual inspection of a target surface of a structure, the system comprising a multi-axis assembly; a combination of dynamic digital video cameras and optic supported by said multi-axis assembly; and a controller connected to the cameras and the multi-axis assembly; wherein the multi-axis assembly comprises a turret along a vertical axis, the turret being connected at a top part thereof to a first arm extending along a roll axis, the first arm being connected to a second arm along a pitch axis, the cameras and optic being carried by the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: COLLINEO INC., INNERGEX CARTIER ÉNERGIE SEC
    Inventors: Guillaume Lambert, Matias Arbeleche, Jean-Christophe Demers, Nicolas Morency, Germain Bélanger, Guillaume Huet
  • Patent number: 10347294
    Abstract: A method of generating a moving thumbnail is disclosed. The method includes sampling video frames of a video item. The method further includes determining frame-level quality scores for the sampled video frames. The method also includes determining multiple group-level quality scores for multiple groups of the sampled video frames using the frame-level quality scores of the sampled video frames. The method further includes selecting one of the groups of the sampled video frames based on the multiple group-level quality scores. The method includes creating a moving thumbnail using a subset of the video frames that have timestamps within a range from the start timestamp to the end timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Weilong Yang, Min-Hsuan Tsai, Zheng Sun, Pei Cao, Tomas Izo
  • Patent number: 10347298
    Abstract: A method generating control data for displaying a video sequence on a low resolution display may comprise providing at least a first video sequence, the first video sequence comprising a plurality of image frames, determining whether a first image frame of the first video sequence comprises a sub-image of a primary object, selecting a first position of a primary image portion of an image frame such that the first position substantially matches with the position of the sub-image of the primary object, if the first image frame has been determined to comprise said sub-image of said primary object and providing control data, which indicates said first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Igor Danilo Diego Curcio, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate
  • Patent number: 10346687
    Abstract: Condition detection using image processing may include receiving telemetry data related to movement of a vehicle along a vehicle path. Condition detection using image processing may further include receiving images captured by the vehicle, and generating, based on the telemetry data and the images, an altitude map for the images, and world coordinates alignment data for the images. Condition detection using image processing may further include detecting the entities in the images, and locations of the entities detected in the images, consolidating the locations of the entities detected in the images to determine a consolidated location for the entities detected in the images, generating, based on the consolidated location, a mask related to the vehicle path and the entities detected in the images, and reconstructing three-dimensional entities model for certain types of entities, based on the entities masks and world coordinates alignment data for the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Vadim Pestun, Ekaterina Tyulyaeva, Olga Eremina, Alexey Levashov, Olcay Guldogan, Jani Rotola-Pukkila, Teemu Kalevi Rossi
  • Patent number: 10346694
    Abstract: When a vehicle starts, a surrounding state is securely provided to a driver. When a vehicle operation detector detects that there is a possibility that a parked vehicle starts, a vehicle surrounding state recognizer recognizes a state of surrounding of the vehicle based on images imaged by a plurality of cameras imaging a plurality of different areas of the surrounding of the vehicle. A parking style determiner determines a parking style executed in parking at a position where the vehicle now parks based on a recognition result of the vehicle surrounding state recognizer. A monitoring area setter sets a monitoring area where a driver is required to pay attention when the vehicle is started based on a determination result of the parking style determiner. A vehicle surrounding state provider provides a driver with information provision in the monitoring area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kota Irie, Daisuke Fukuda, Kenji Kato, Shinya Tagawa
  • Patent number: 10349041
    Abstract: A scanner includes a camera, a light source for generating a probe light incorporating a spatial pattern, an optical system for transmitting the probe light towards the object and for transmitting at least a part of the light returned from the object to the camera, a focus element within the optical system for varying a position of a focus plane of the spatial pattern on the object, unit for obtaining at least one image from said array of sensor elements, unit for evaluating a correlation measure at each focus plane position between at least one image pixel and a weight function, a processor for determining the in-focus position(s) of each of a plurality of image pixels for a range of focus plane positions, or each of a plurality of groups of image pixels for a range of focus plane positions, and transforming in-focus data into 3D real world coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: 3Shape A/S
    Inventors: Rune Fisker, Henrik Ojelund, Rasmus Kjær, Mike van der Poel, Arish A. Qazi, Karl-Josef Hollenbeck
  • Patent number: 10347300
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for performing a computer-implemented processing of slide presentation videos to automatically generate index locations corresponding to particular slides within a slide presentation video. In embodiments, a slide presentation video is uploaded to a video processing system. The video processing system performs an image analysis to identify each slide within the slide presentation and determine a time window for each occurrence of each slide. An audio analysis is performed to adjust the time window to the start of a sentence that precedes the introduction of the slide. A user interface includes one or more selectable links associated with each slide that link to a corresponding location within the slide presentation video. Similarly, a processed slide presentation video includes selectable links to index to the corresponding slide of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Doina L. Klinger, David J. Nice, Rebecca M. Quaggin-Mitchell, Fenglian Xu
  • Patent number: 10349002
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus generates a reduced image by reducing an image, generates a first cutout image by cutting out a part of the image before the reduction, performs processing for image recording involving writing into a memory on the reduced image and performs recording processing for recording the processed image, presents a first display by outputting an image based on the reduced image to a display unit, presents an enlarged display larger than the first display by outputting an image based on the first cutout image to the display unit during the recording processing, and does not perform specific processing involving reading or the writing of data from or into the memory at least when the enlarged display is ongoing during the recording processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ota, Michinori Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10349012
    Abstract: A self-healing video surveillance system is described. The self-healing video surveillance system includes one or more surveillance cameras that are configured to store configuration data of a network video recorder in operable communication with the surveillance cameras. The network video recorder includes configuration data, and a module configured to store the configuration data on the surveillance cameras and/or retrieve configuration data stored on the surveillance cameras. A new network video recorder introduced into the network retrieves the stored configuration data to self-configure with minimal or no human interaction. In embodiments, configuration data is distributed among a plurality of surveillance cameras, and may be stored in encrypted format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: James Carey
  • Patent number: 10349042
    Abstract: A scanner includes a camera, a light source for generating a probe light incorporating a spatial pattern, an optical system for transmitting the probe light towards the object and for transmitting at least a part of the light returned from the object to the camera, a focus element within the optical system for varying a position of a focus plane of the spatial pattern on the object, unit for obtaining at least one image from said array of sensor elements, unit for evaluating a correlation measure at each focus plane position between at least one image pixel and a weight function, a processor for determining the in-focus position(s) of each of a plurality of image pixels for a range of focus plane positions, or each of a plurality of groups of image pixels for a range of focus plane positions, and transforming in-focus data into 3D real world coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventors: Rune Fisker, Henrik Öjelund, Rasmus Kjær, Mike van der Poel, Arish A. Qazi, Karl-Josef Hollenbeck
  • Patent number: 10341712
    Abstract: Video clips may be automatically edited to be synchronized for accompaniment by audio tracks. A preliminary version of a video clip may be made up from stored video content. Occurrences of video events within the preliminary version may be determined. A first audio track may include audio event markers. A first revised version of the video clip may be synchronized so that moments within the video clip corresponding to occurrences of video events are aligned with moments within the first audio track corresponding to audio event markers. Other audio tracks similar to the first audio track may be identified based on audio characteristic parameters. Other revised versions of the video clip may be synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Joven Matias
  • Patent number: 10339970
    Abstract: A video recording apparatus with a pre-event circulation recording function is provided. A limitation on memory capacity may be removed by recording a pre-event video directly on a nonvolatile storage medium, such as a hard disk drive (HDD), without using a buffer according to a circulation recording method during pre-event recording performed to record videos before and after an event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: IDIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Hui Park
  • Patent number: 10341605
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes continuously receiving, from a camera, raw video frames at an initial resolution. The method also includes, for each raw video frame, as the raw video frame is received: downscaling the raw video frame to a first resolution to yield a first scaled video frame; downscaling the raw video frame to a second resolution distinct from the first resolution to yield a second scaled video frame; identifying a location of a target; cropping at least video frame based, at least in part, on the location of the target; and storing the first scaled video frame, the second scaled video frame, and information related to the cropped at least one video frame as part of a first video stream, a second video stream, and a third video stream, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WatchGuard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert V. Vanman, James Walter Exner
  • Patent number: 10341744
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling related video content based on domain specific language models are disclosed. Some embodiments include one or more processors configured to obtain a first audio information of first video content, identify first primary time codes based on the first audio information, obtain second audio information of second video content and identify a first secondary plurality of time codes based on the second audio information, determine an amount of differences between the first primary time codes and first secondary time codes, and generate information indicating whether the first video content and the second video content are related based on the determined amount of differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, William R. Beckett
  • Patent number: 10339977
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes: a storing portion to store video data: and a display portion to display a first thumbnail generated by decoding the video data, wherein if a scroll instruction is received prior to completion of generation of the first thumbnail, the display portion displays a second thumbnail corresponding to the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Yamaguchi, Masaki Sato, Hidehito Tanuira
  • Patent number: 10332506
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods provide systems and methods for automatic creation of a formatted, readable transcript of multimedia content, which is derived, extracted, determined, or otherwise identified from the multimedia content. The formatted, readable transcript can be utilized to increase accuracy and efficiency in search engine optimization, as well as identification of relevant digital content available for communication to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Aasish Pappu, Amanda Stent