Patents by Inventor Brant Candelore

Brant Candelore has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200288066
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium are provided for delivery of notifications for feedback over visual quality of images. The electronic apparatus determines, from a plurality of categories, a category of the image frame based on imaging information associated with the image frame or an object of interest. The electronic apparatus selects a set of scoring parameters for the image frame from a plurality of scoring parameters based on the determined category. The set of scoring parameters corresponds to a defined visual quality for the determined category. The electronic apparatus estimates score information for the set of scoring parameters based on deviation of a value of at least one scoring parameter of the selected set of scoring parameters from a set of threshold values. The electronic apparatus outputs a notification based on the score information. The notification corresponds to feedback on a visual quality of the image frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: BRANT CANDELORE
  • Publication number: 20200265707
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to a network reconfigurable button on a remote control. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a selection of a button on a remote control device. The method further includes accessing a configuration file, wherein the configuration file is associated with the button. The method further includes launching an application based on the configuration file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat
  • Publication number: 20200195990
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes receiver and processing circuitry. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive a broadcast stream including a service list table (SLT) and a digital rights management (DRM) data service. The SLT includes service information for the DRM data service. The processing circuitry is configured to extract the service information for the DRM data service from the SLT included in the received broadcast stream. The service information for the DRM data service includes a DRM system identifier. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire DRM information from the DRM data service based on whether a condition regarding the reception apparatus or a user of the reception apparatus is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mark EYER, Tatsuya Igarashi, Brant Candelore, Paul Hearty
  • Patent number: 10682911
    Abstract: A camera on a vehicle captures an image of the surroundings, and the image is presented in a window of the vehicle that is established by a transparent display such as an OLED display or transparent LCD display. The image from the camera is presented on the display according to the angle of the camera with respect to the vehicle, such that an occupant of the vehicle sees the image on the window substantially in the same relative location with respect to the surroundings as the occupant would see looking at the objects in the image through the window. In other embodiments images from a database are presented on the window superimposed onto background objects seen through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 10686991
    Abstract: A photograph is processed using signal processing or image comparison to determine whether a smudge or speck of dust on the lens or sensor appears in the photograph. If it does, an alert is generated on the imaging device so that the user is made aware and can take immediate corrective action, e.g. clean the lens or sensor, and/or allow the camera to remove the effects of the smudge or dust automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Publication number: 20200151302
    Abstract: A pre-key is combined with non-pre key data to render a content key useful for decrypting content, such as audio-video content. This other, non-pre key data may be anything that, for example, an ATSC 3.0 source such as a Broadcaster would like to authenticate into the content. For example, the data that is XOR'd with pre-key information may include various fields such as the Broadcaster designated market area (DMA), a copyright notice, the identification of the content to be decrypted, the user's group ID (subscriber group), etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 10650702
    Abstract: The most active part of a video frame is magnified on a display to accommodate people with eye maladies such as glaucoma or perhaps retinitis pigmentosa. An area of interest in a video frame is identified, and that area is expanded or magnified to the center of the display, where people suffering from loss of peripheral vision can best see. Assuming the viewer sits a benchmark distance from the display, the active part of the image is expanded to fit in what can be seen in the center of the display without moving the head left to right and up and down. This may be done by the display recognizing where most of the action is taking place by means of with motion vectors and I-macroblocks, or by allowing the viewer to switch to various predetermined blocks on screen using a remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani
  • Publication number: 20200145186
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing a variable number of pre-key bits to a fix key size is disclosed. The resulting key is used with a symmetric block cipher to descramble content. By being able to directly adapt a large and variable number of bits, it is possible to use cryptographic algorithms that were not thought possible, such as the output of modem public key and hashing functions, in order to create a key to directly use with a symmetric block cipher. Some or all of the pre-key bits may be used in the creation of the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 10602209
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes receiver and processing circuitry. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive a broadcast stream including a service list table (SLT) and a digital rights management (DRM) data service. The SLT includes service information for the DRM data service. The processing circuitry is configured to extract the service information for the DRM data service from the received broadcast stream. The service information for the DRM data service includes a DRM system identifier. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire DRM information from the DRM data service when the DRM system identifier included in the service information for the DRM data service corresponds to a DRM system that is supported by the reception apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Eyer, Tatsuya Igarashi, Brant Candelore, Paul Hearty
  • Publication number: 20200084389
    Abstract: A photograph is processed using signal processing or image comparison to determine whether a smudge or speck of dust on the lens or sensor appears in the photograph. If it does, an alert is generated on the imaging device so that the user is made aware and can take immediate corrective action, e.g. clean the lens or sensor, and/or allow the camera to remove the effects of the smudge or dust automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Publication number: 20200084392
    Abstract: A photograph is processed using image recognition to determine whether it is out of focus. If it is, an alert is generated on the imaging device to alert the user, and/or a second photograph automatically is taken immediately without user intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Publication number: 20200073967
    Abstract: Metadata concerning a photograph is saved onto the photograph in a visible and innocuous way soon after the photograph is captured. The metadata may be generated locally on the imaging device or from a server in communication with the imaging device after analyzing the photograph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Publication number: 20200074217
    Abstract: A photograph is processed using signal image comparison to determine whether it is a substantial duplicate of another photo. The camera alerts the user when the photo just obtained is very similar to one that was previously taken, and then based on camera settings either offers to delete the picture from the camera's memory for the user or deletes automatically. The camera may determine whether two photos are nearly identical by a pixel by pixel comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 10579732
    Abstract: An accessibility button is provided on the remote control, which may replace any existing buttons that may be present for closed captioning. When the accessibility button is pressed, the TV screen text to speech function is immediately enabled, including accessing closed captioning functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani
  • Publication number: 20200053278
    Abstract: A photograph is processed real-time using image processing to determine whether it contains a common imaging problem. An alert is generated on the imaging device to inform the user that the image is OK, needs to be checked, has a common imaging problem, or has a problem that the camera is going to try to automatically fix by either taking a second photograph or fixing the first photograph through image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Publication number: 20190371202
    Abstract: An application on a mobile phone or tablet computer or eyeglasses listens to the speech of a profoundly deaf person and interprets it in real time. It can then repeat it in a “normal voice”. The voice recognition is trained to the voice of the profoundly deaf person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Robert Noel Blanchard, Hoda Sayyadinejad
  • Publication number: 20190371338
    Abstract: An application on a mobile phone or tablet computer or eyeglasses listens to the speech of a profoundly deaf person and interprets it in real time. The voice recognition can be trained to the voice of the profoundly deaf person. A display such as a small tablet display which can be hung around the speaker's neck can present text output by the voice recognition module to allow someone to read the text. The application can then detect speech from the listener and display text converted from the speech to the deaf person through glasses or to a cell phone that is being held by hand or to the tablet, or to a different tablet that the previous listener has hung around his or her neck. In case of the same tablet the text from the listener's speech can be shown upside down so that the deaf person can look down and read the text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Robert Noel Blanchard
  • Publication number: 20190364344
    Abstract: Placement of Closed Captioning (CC) in content by a content provider is overridden by means of a user interface (UI) that allows the user to place CC on screen on top of the video. The CC may be derived directly from the audio and synchronized with play of the audio and video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10425696
    Abstract: Placement of Closed Captioning (CC) in content by a content provider is overridden by means of a user interface (UI) that allows the user to place CC on screen on top of the video. The CC may be derived directly from the audio and synchronized with play of the audio and video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Mahyar Nejat, Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10419791
    Abstract: An information providing system, reception apparatus, and methods thereof are provided for providing content data. The method for providing content includes generating the content data. A digital television pre-broadcast signal, including the content data, is generated. At least one portion of the digital television pre-broadcast signal is extracted. The at least one portion of the digital television pre-broadcast signal is packaged into one or more Internet Protocol (IP) data packets. A digital television broadcast signal, including the remainder of the digital television pre-broadcast signal, is generated. The one or more IP data packets is provided via a communication network. The digital television broadcast signal is provided on a predetermined radio frequency (RF) channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Shintani, Brant Candelore