Patents by Inventor Fabien Danieau

Fabien Danieau 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).

  • Patent number: 11127376
    Abstract: A method for rendering a current image on a head-mounted display is provided. The current image has been acquired by a camera mounted on a moving object. First, the capturing roll angle is obtained. It is compared to the viewing roll angle that is the current roll angle of the head of a user of the head-mounted display. If the difference between the capturing roll angle and the current viewing roll angle is lower than a determined threshold, a detection flag is activated. The current image is then rotated by an angle determined according to the capturing roll angle, the current viewing roll angle and of the detection flag. The current rotated image is rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Olivier Dumas, Bertrand Leroy, Fabien Danieau
  • Patent number: 10877561
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided in which pressure sensors are disposed in a configuration such as a matrix format on the surface of the user input device. The processor generates a proxy on the image having a plurality of points disposed in a corresponding configuration. The proxy points are associated with each pressure sensor locations. The processor then generates an output effect responsive to input signal received from one or more pressure sensors of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Fabien Danieau, Antoine Costes, Edouard Callens, Philippe Guillotel
  • Publication number: 20200363866
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus or systems for determining an aiming direction (22) of a remote motorized camera (10). The immersive video content captured by the camera (10) is associated with reference directions (13). Parameters of a discrepancy function (32, 42, 53) are calculated. This function is used to control the aiming direction (22) of the camera. It introduces a discrepancy between the rotation wanted by the user (21) and the rotation of the camera (22). An example purpose of the present disclosure is to encourage a user to rotate the camera toward reference directions, preventing him/her to rotate the camera toward the opposite direction. The present principles have the advantage to create pseudo-haptic effects, inciting the user to look toward a reference direction without making him/her sick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Francois GERARD, Fabien DANIEAU, Renaud DORE
  • Publication number: 20200365117
    Abstract: A method for rendering a current image on a head-mounted display is provided. The current image has been acquired by a camera mounted on a moving object. First, the capturing roll angle is obtained. It is compared to the viewing roll angle that is the current roll angle of the head of a user of the head-mounted display. If the difference between the capturing roll angle and the current viewing roll angle is lower than a determined threshold, a detection flag is activated. The current image is then rotated by an angle determined according to the capturing roll angle, the current viewing roll angle and of the detection flag. The current rotated image is rendered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Olivier DUMAS, Bertrand LEROY, Fabien DANIEAU
  • Patent number: 10692336
    Abstract: An encoder and encoding method map haptic effects for various haptic channels to a plurality of areas of a body model. The haptic channels represent temperature, vibration, or similar such effects for use by haptic actuators, for example. Each channel comprises signals to represent a timestamp, face locations and identifiers, and spatial and temporal resolution values to control effect resolutions for various parts of the body for a particular effect controlled by that channel. The haptic channels are multiplexed together to form a composite signal that can control various effects to a plurality of body locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Julien Fleureau, Olivier Dumas, Bertrand Leroy, Fabien Danieau
  • Patent number: 10536682
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for reproducing an item of video content filmed using a camera. An item of video content composed of sequences is developed and enhanced by commands applied to the camera at the time of filming. With a view to reproduction, the video content is divided into sequences. The commands applied to the camera are extracted for each sequence and make it possible to calculate at least one haptic actuator control parameter associated with this sequence. At the time of the reproduction of a sequence of the video content, at least one control parameter thus calculated controls at least one haptic actuator. In this way, the spectator perceives stimuli making it possible to enhance his perception of the video document during the reproduction. Advantageously, the player able to reproduce the enhanced content determines a cinematographic effect for a set of sequences from commands applied to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Fabien Danieau, Julien Fleureau, Philippe Guillotel, Nicolas Mollet, Antole Lecuyer, Marc Christie
  • Patent number: 10440446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating haptic coefficients associated with an audiovisual document. Initially, data is extracted from an audio and/or video track and is used to calculate at least one first group of haptic coefficients from an autoregressive model applied to the read data. These haptic coefficients are designed to program a filter supplying at the output the control parameters for controlling at least one haptic actuator. Then, a “haptic” sequence of the audiovisual document is determined and calculated haptic parameters are associated with the determined sequence. In this manner, the haptic parameters enabling the control of one or more actuators are easily calculated and easily reproducible. Advantageously, the data used for the calculation is extracted from the selected sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Julien Fleureau, Fabien Danieau, Philippe Guillotel
  • Publication number: 20190156639
    Abstract: An encoder and encoding method map haptic effects for various haptic channels to a plurality of areas of a body model. The haptic channels represent temperature, vibration, or similar such effects for use by haptic actuators, for example. Each channel comprises signals to represent a timestamp, face locations and identifiers, and spatial and temporal resolution values to control effect resolutions for various parts of the body for a particular effect controlled by that channel. The haptic channels are multiplexed together to form a composite signal that can control various effects to a plurality of body locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Julien FLEUREAU, Olivier DUMAS, Bertrand LEROY, Fabien DANIEAU
  • Patent number: 10249341
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial outputs for content reproduced on a mobile content device include, in response to a vibration of the mobile content device, receiving a recorded audio signal and a corresponding recorded inertial signal generated by the vibration. The recorded signals are each processed to determine a timestamp for a corresponding peak in each of the recorded signals. A time distance between the timestamp of the recorded audio signal and the timestamp of the recorded inertial signal is determine and inertial signals for content reproduced on the mobile content device are shifted by an amount of time equal to the determined time distance between the timestamp of the recorded audio signal and the timestamp of the recorded inertial signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Julien Fleureau, Fabien Danieau, Khanh-Duy Le
  • Publication number: 20190064926
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided in which pressure sensors are disposed in a configuration such as a matrix format on the surface of the user input device. The processor generates a proxy on the image having a plurality of points disposed in a corresponding configuration. The proxy points are associated with each pressure sensor locations. The processor then generates an output effect responsive to input signal received from one or more pressure sensors of the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Fabien DANIEAU, Antoine COSTES, Edouard CALLENS, Philippe GUILLOTEL
  • Publication number: 20190005736
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus or systems for calculating a 3D density map (33) for a 3D scene (32) in which significant objects have been annotated and associated with a significance weight. The 3D density map is computed in function of the location of the significant objects and the location of at least one virtual camera in the 3D scene. The space of the 3D scene is split in regions and a density is computed for each regions according to the significant weights. The 3D density map is transmitted to an external module configured to reorganize the scene according to the 3D density map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Fabien DANIEAU, Renaud DORE, Francois GERARD
  • Patent number: 10096213
    Abstract: A method, a device and a signal enabling automatic washouts in HAV contents. Washout related information is added to a signal representing a HAV content so that a HAV rendering device may adapt the washout to its physical limitations defined by the device capabilities as well as the user preferences. Different types of washouts are proposed. The HAV content signal comprises a first information representative of a haptic washout effect and an optional second information representative of the parameters required for the haptic washout effect. The method comprises performing a first haptic effect, computing the haptic washout effect according to device capabilities, user preferences, type of washout obtained from washout flags and optional washout parameters, and performing the haptic washout effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Didier Doyen, Fabien Danieau, Philippe Guillotel, Julien Fleureau
  • Publication number: 20180200619
    Abstract: In a particular implementation, a user environment space for haptic feedback and interactivity (HapSpace) is proposed. In one embodiment, the HapSpace is a virtual space attached to the user and is defined by the maximum distance that the user's body can reach. The HapSpace may move as the user moves. Haptic objects and haptic devices, and the associated haptic properties, may also be defined within the HapSpace. New descriptors, such as those enable precise locations and link between the user and haptic objects/devices are defined for describing the HapSpace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Philippe GUILLOTEL, Fabien DANIEAU, Julien FLEUREAU, Didier DOYEN
  • Publication number: 20180165830
    Abstract: A method and device for determining a first information representative of a point of interest of a large field-of-view content. To reach that aim, a second information representative of at least a viewing direction associated with at least a part of the large field-of-view content is obtained, a third information representative of an interest in the large field-of-view content is obtained, and the first information is determined from the second information and the third information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Fabien DANIEAU, Antoine Guillo, Renaud Dore
  • Patent number: 9937421
    Abstract: A device for providing the illusion of motion consists of at least two movable parts for stimulating the vestibular sense and the kinaesthetic sense of a user independently from each other. A moving headrest is provided for stimulating the vestibular sense of a user and a moving armrest is provided for stimulating the kinaesthetic sense of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Fabien Danieau, Julien Fleureau, Philippe Guillotel, Nicolas Mollet, Anatole Lecuyer, Marc Christie
  • Publication number: 20180019004
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial outputs for content reproduced on a mobile content device include, in response to a vibration of the mobile content device, receiving a recorded audio signal and a corresponding recorded inertial signal generated by the vibration. The recorded signals are each processed to determine a timestamp for a corresponding peak in each of the recorded signals. A time distance between the timestamp of the recorded audio signal and the timestamp of the recorded inertial signal is determine and inertial signals for content reproduced on the mobile content device are shifted by an amount of time equal to the determined time distance between the timestamp of the recorded audio signal and the timestamp of the recorded inertial signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Julien FLEUREAU, Fabien DANIEAU, Khanh-Duy LE
  • Publication number: 20180013640
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus or systems for managing a map of haptic atmospheres over a topographical zone. The zone may contain relief or noticeable objects. A set of devices equipped with haptic sensors and haptic actuators is wore by a set of users spread over the topographical zone. Each device is contributing to the management of the map by sending its localized haptic measurements to a server. The server calculates and maintain the map according to these spread measurements. Client devices also send request to get a haptic effect representative of the haptic atmosphere around a second location in the topographical zone. The server calculates the response according to this second location and to the characteristics of the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Bertrand LEROY, Fabien DANIEAU, Izabela ORLAC
  • Publication number: 20170364143
    Abstract: Haptic effects are automatically localized on a user's body based on multimedia content or its associated metadata. A haptic effect generator analyzes multimedia content to determine haptic events that occur in the multimedia content. It then generates a haptic effect based on the haptic event. A localizer receives the haptic effect from the haptic effect generator and automatically correlates the haptic effect to a portion of a body based on multimedia content information. The multimedia content information can include the multimedia content and the metadata and the like. The localizer uses a threshold value associated with the haptic event to determine when and where the haptic effect should be localized. The localizer can also utilize a body model to facilitate in localizing the haptic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Fabien DANIEAU, Julien FLEUREAU, Khanh-Duy LE
  • Patent number: 9821236
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling at least one force-feedback device associated with at least a part of the body of a user. As to control the user's experience of motion and movements induced by the displacement(s) of the force feedback device(s) following operations are performed: [a] determining a speed value of a movement of the at least a part of the body according to at least a parameter representative of the displacement of the at least one force-feedback device, the movement of the at least a part of the body being induced by the displacement of the at least one force-feedback device; [b] comparing the determined speed value with a threshold speed value as to determine whether the displacement of the at least one force-feedback device is perceived by the user; and [c] controlling the at least one parameter according to the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Fabien Danieau, Julien Fleureau, Philippe Guillotel, Nicolas Mollet, Anatole Lecuyer, Marc Christie
  • Publication number: 20170269691
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device configured to determine and/or render information representative of roughness of a first surface of an object, the device comprising means for measuring a first pressure applied by at least a part of a hand on said device, sticky means configured to be in contact with the first surface and means for measuring a speed of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Julien FLEUREAU, Olivier DUMAS, Fabien DANIEAU, Philippe GUILLOTEL