Patents by Inventor Joshua Pines

Joshua Pines 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: 20200273213
    Abstract: An image editing apparatus includes a processor. Further, the image editing apparatus includes a memory having a set of instructions that when executed by the processor causes the image editing apparatus to generate a source image representation of a source image in a first color space. In addition, the image editing apparatus is caused to generate one or more source characteristic measurements based upon the source image representation. The image editing apparatus is also caused to generate a destination image representation of a destination image in a second color space. The destination image has a distinct structure from the source image. Further, the image editing apparatus is caused to transform one or more destination characteristic measurements of the destination image representation based upon the one or more destination characteristic measurements of the source image representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua PINES
  • Patent number: 10713760
    Abstract: A virtual reality apparatus includes a virtual reality display screen. Further, the virtual reality apparatus includes an eye tracking system that tracks a gaze direction of one or more eyes of a user to determine an object of focus in a virtual reality display. In addition, the virtual reality apparatus includes a processor. The virtual reality apparatus also includes a memory having a set of instructions that when executed by the processor causes the virtual reality apparatus to estimate one or more pupil dimensions of the one or more eyes based upon a luminance of virtual reality imagery displayed by the virtual reality display. The virtual reality apparatus is further caused to determine a focal plane based upon the estimated one or more pupil dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joshua Pines, Peter Lopez, Kiran Varanasi
  • Patent number: 10447961
    Abstract: Managing luminance of video streams for display on HDR displays is provided. The luminance values of frames of a video stream can be monitored, and an over-bright frame can be determined if a luminance increase greater than a given luminance change within a given period of time. When a brightness jump exceeding given parameters is detected, the luminance values of the over-bright frame can be reduced. For example, luminance values can be reduced by reducing the luminance values of the over-bright frame such that the change in the average luminance is brought below the given value, and the luminance values of the modified frame can maintain relative luminances among pixels. A modified frame can be determined from the over-bright frame based on the reduced luminance values. The modified frame can be inserted into the video stream and transmitted to an HDR display to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Pines, Gregory S. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20190012771
    Abstract: A virtual reality apparatus includes a virtual reality display screen. Further, the virtual reality apparatus includes an eye tracking system that tracks a gaze direction of one or more eyes of a user to determine an object of focus in a virtual reality display. In addition, the virtual reality apparatus includes a processor. The virtual reality apparatus also includes a memory having a set of instructions that when executed by the processor causes the virtual reality apparatus to estimate one or more pupil dimensions of the one or more eyes based upon a luminance of virtual reality imagery displayed by the virtual reality display. The virtual reality apparatus is further caused to determine a focal plane based upon the estimated one or more pupil dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua PINES, Peter LOPEZ, Kiran VARANASI
  • Publication number: 20180338104
    Abstract: Managing luminance of video streams for display on HDR displays is provided. The luminance values of frames of a video stream can be monitored, and an over-bright frame can be determined if a luminance increase greater than a given luminance change within a given period of time. When a brightness jump exceeding given parameters is detected, the luminance values of the over-bright frame can be reduced. For example, luminance values can be reduced by reducing the luminance values of the over-bright frame such that the change in the average luminance is brought below the given value, and the luminance values of the modified frame can maintain relative luminances among pixels. A modified frame can be determined from the over-bright frame based on the reduced luminance values. The modified frame can be inserted into the video stream and transmitted to an HDR display to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua PINES, Gregory S. WEAVER
  • Patent number: 9699388
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus and system for providing reproducible digital imagery products from captured image content and for the color correction of the reproducible digital imagery products. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a log video signal comprising at least density values for the contrast levels of the original image content for enabling a quantitative assessment of the image content information for providing repeatable and reproducible values from which a cinematographer/director of photography could order the color correction or adjustment of the image content in a reproducible manner understood device by a color correction specialist or “timer”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Joshua Pines, Chris Kutcka
  • Patent number: 9140974
    Abstract: A method for use with 3-dimensional or stereoscopic projection is disclosed, with crosstalk and differential distortion compensations provided for stereoscopic images in a presentation such that the projected images will have reduced crosstalk and differential distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: William Gibbens Redmann, Mark J. Huber, Joshua Pines, Jed Harmsen
  • Patent number: 8979277
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, apparatus and system for digital cinema color management. In one embodiment, a digital cinema color management system includes a projection device configured to project image content and a color meter configured to measure color levels of the projected image content. A control device is also provided including a validation module configured for validating the measured color levels of the color meter for preventing the creation of erroneous correction data. A calibration module determines if calibration of the color levels is required and provides real-time corrective color information to a projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joshua Pines, Michael Allan Sterling
  • Patent number: 8982409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus and system for the transfer of motion picture film to reproducible digital imagery products such as digital dailies. In one embodiment of the present invention, a scanning device provides a log video signal representation of received film content, the log video signal including at least grey scale values of the colors of the received film content for enabling a quantitative assessment of the film content exposure information for providing repeatable and reproducible values from which a cinematographer/director of photography could order the color correction or adjustment of the film content in a reproducible manner understood by a color correction specialist or “timer”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joshua Pines, Chris Kutcka
  • Publication number: 20150062152
    Abstract: A method for correcting colors in an image commences by first defining a set of Red-Green-Blue (RGB) color triplets corresponding to user-selected colors defining a designated are of interest in the image to undergo color correction. The set of RGB color triplets are mapped into in a color space defined by cylindrical coordinates to create a three-dimensional look-up table (3D-LUT) that represents a first color range for the designated area of interest. The 3D-LUT undergoes adjustment to establish a second color range. Thereafter, the image is rendered using the 3D-LUT to replace colors in the designated area of interest with colors in the second color range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Markus Eugen LOEFFLER, Joshua Pines
  • Patent number: 8810645
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a production film scanner is provided. The system and method provides for providing at least one first calibration frame on an intermediate film stock providing at least one second calibration frame on a negative film stock, scanning the at least first and second calibration frames with a reference film scanner, scanning the at least first and second calibration frames with a production film scanner, and determining a compensation calibration factor from a first result of the scanning with the reference film scanner and a second result of the production film scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Markus Eugen Loeffler, Joshua Pines, Chris Kutcka
  • Publication number: 20140176743
    Abstract: Provided are a method, apparatus and system for publishing creative looks in a camera using three dimensional look-up tables. The system includes a user input device for defining a set of parameters directed to generating a creative look, a creative look generator for generating a respective three-dimensional lookup table for each set of defined parameters, each three-dimensional lookup table representing a respective creative look and a creative look publisher for enabling the selection of at least one creative look to be applied to at least one image captured by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Markus Eugen LOEFFLER, Joshua Pines, Jed Harmsen
  • Patent number: 8696129
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for producing a color-corrected stereoscopic film for three-dimensional (3D) projection. Based on color measurements performed with different optical configurations of a projection system, at least one dye density adjustment can be determined for reducing discoloration in projected stereoscopic images that arises from one or more optical components in the projection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joshua Pines, William Gibbens Redmann, Mark J Huber
  • Publication number: 20130194416
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for archiving video content to film and recovering the video from the film archive. Video data corresponding to the content and a characterization pattern associated with the data are provided as encoded data, which is recorded onto a film for producing a film archive. The characterization pattern contains spatial, temporal and colorimetric information relating to the video data, and provides a basis for recovering the video content from the film archive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Chris Scott Kutcka, Joshua Pines, William Gibbens Redmann, Vince Cerundolo, Robert Paul Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130194492
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for archiving video content to film and recovering the video from the film archive. Video content and a characterization pattern associated with the content are provided as encoded data, which is recorded onto a film and processed to produce a film archive. By encoding the video data using a non-linear transformation between video codes and film density codes, the resulting film archive allows a film print to be produced at a higher quality compared to other film archive techniques. The characterization pattern contains spatial, temporal and colorimetric information relating to the video content, and provides a basis for recovering the video content from the film archive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Chris Scott Kutcka, Joshua Pines
  • Patent number: 8149338
    Abstract: A method presents metadata that is used for determining the color correction processes to be performed on image data representing a sequence of moving images. Instructions in the metadata controls how many color corrections are to be performed and when such operations occur. The image data is then subjected to the specified color correction operations that are performed at specified times and in a determined order. The image data is then rendered as a series of images by a rendering device. Optionally, different regions of the image data may be subjected to different color correction operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Eric Carl Rehm, Joshua Pines, Pierre Ollivier, Jan Van Rooy, David J. Bancroft
  • Publication number: 20120069175
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a production film scanner is provided. The system and method provides for providing at least one first calibration frame on an intermediate film stock, providing at least one second calibration frame on a negative film stock, scanning the at least first and second calibration frames with a reference film scanner, scanning the at least first and second calibration frames with a production film scanner, and determining a compensation calibration factor from a first result of the scanning with the reference film scanner and a second result of the production film scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Markus Eugen Loeffler, Joshua Pines, Chris Kutcka
  • Publication number: 20110063727
    Abstract: Indicia are established on the film to clearly indicate locations where cuts for splices may and may not be properly made. These indicia are different from each other to signify whether a cut can or cannot be made in the vicinity of the respective indicia. Differences for these indicia can be exhibited in terms of one or more of a distinctive shape or size or orientation or pattern of the indicia. When cuts and splices are correctly performed, the resulting indicia in the vicinity of the splice match substantially one of the two original indicia. When cuts and splices are incorrectly executed, the resulting indicia in the vicinity of the faulty cut and splice will be a third indicia that is combination of portions of the two original indicia. Third indicia will be different from each of the two original indicia and will therefore be readily apparent to be indicative of the presence of an incorrect cut and splice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: William Gibbens Redmann, Mark J. Huber, Joshua Pines
  • Publication number: 20110038042
    Abstract: A method for use with 3-dimensional or stereoscopic projection is disclosed, with crosstalk and differential distortion compensations provided for stereoscopic images in a presentation such that the projected images will have reduced crosstalk and differential distortion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: William Gibbens Redmann, Mark J. Huber, Joshua Pines, Jed Harmsen
  • Publication number: 20110032340
    Abstract: A method for crosstalk compensation of stereoscopic images for three-dimensional projection is disclosed. The method can be used for producing a stereoscopic presentation containing stereoscopic image pairs that incorporate density or brightness adjustments to at least partially compensate for crosstalk contributions from images exhibiting differential distortion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: William Gibbens Redmann, Mark J. Huber, Joshua Pines