Patents by Inventor Michael F. Gay

Michael F. Gay 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: 20180182108
    Abstract: A system for dynamically tracking and indicating a path of an object comprises an object position system for generating three-dimensional object position data comprising an object trajectory, a software element for receiving the three-dimensional object position data, the software element also for determining whether the three-dimensional object position data indicates that an object has exceeded a boundary, and a graphics system for displaying the object trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: David L. Casamona, Frank C. Guida, JR., Michael F. Gay, Anthony J. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9934581
    Abstract: A system for dynamically tracking and indicating a path of an object comprises an object position system for generating three-dimensional object position data comprising an object trajectory, a software element for receiving the three-dimensional object position data, the software element also for determining whether the three-dimensional object position data indicates that an object has exceeded a boundary, and a graphics system for displaying the object trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: David L. Casamona, Frank C. Guida, Jr., Michael F. Gay, Anthony J. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20180091706
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a studio video feed, including a studio subject, may be received from a studio video camera. A remote video feed, including a remote subject, may be received from a remote video camera. The remote video feed may include, for example, the remote subject positioned in from of a solid-colored background. The remote subject may be overlaid into the studio video feed to produce a composite video signal, and at least one of the studio video feed and the remote video feed may be automatically adjusted to create an impression that the studio subject and the remote subject occupy a shared physical space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Michael F. Gay, Anthony Bailey
  • Patent number: 9466148
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, information about dynamic adjustments being made to a video feed may be received from an instrumented video camera, the video feed including a representation of a display monitor. An image to be displayed on the display monitor represented in the video feed may also be received. The image to be displayed on the display monitor may then be automatically adjusted based on the information received about dynamic adjustments to the video feed. The adjusted image may then be output to the display monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Gay, Lawrence Jones, Michael Zigmont
  • Patent number: 8990842
    Abstract: A method and system augments a broadcast by detecting an event that occurs while viewing a broadcast data by at least one user; when the event is detected, automatically capturing feedback data with a human computer interaction (HCI) capturing device (HCICD) from the at least one user, the feedback data being indicative of a measurement of the user from viewing the event; generating a feature data as a function of the feedback data; including the feature data in the broadcast data to generate an augmented broadcast data; and transmitting the augmented broadcast data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc W. Rowley, Lori M. Bistis, Jesse B. Pringle, Michael F. Gay
  • Publication number: 20120200667
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a graphics platform may receive a video signal, including an image of a person, from a video camera. The graphics platform may then add a virtual object to the video signal to create a viewer or broadcast signal. 3D information associated with a spatial relationship between the person and the virtual object is determined. The graphics platform may then create a supplemental signal based on the 3D information, wherein the supplemental signal includes sufficient information to enable the person to interact with the virtual object as if such object was ‘seen’ or sensed from the person's perspective. The supplemental signal may comprise video, audio and/or pressure all as necessary to enable the person to interact with the virtual object as if he/she were physically present with the virtual object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Michael F. Gay, Frank Golding, Smadar Gefen
  • Publication number: 20120204202
    Abstract: A method and system augments a broadcast by detecting an event that occurs while viewing a broadcast data by at least one user; when the event is detected, automatically capturing feedback data with a human computer interaction (HCI) capturing device (HCICD) from the at least one user, the feedback data being indicative of a measurement of the user from viewing the event; generating a feature data as a function of the feedback data; including the feature data in the broadcast data to generate an augmented broadcast data; and transmitting the augmented broadcast data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Marc W. Rowley, Lori M. Bistis, Jesse B. Pringle, Michael F. Gay
  • Publication number: 20120056980
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, information about dynamic adjustments being made to a video feed may be received from an instrumented video camera, the video feed including a representation of a display monitor. An image to be displayed on the display monitor represented in the video feed may also be received. The image to be displayed on the display monitor may then be automatically adjusted based on the information received about dynamic adjustments to the video feed. The adjusted image may then be output to the display monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Michael F. Gay, Lawrence Jones, Michael Zigmont
  • Publication number: 20120008825
    Abstract: A system for dynamically tracking and indicating a path of an object comprises an object position system for generating three-dimensional object position data comprising an object trajectory, a software element for receiving the three-dimensional object position data, the software element also for determining whether the three-dimensional object position data indicates that an object has exceeded a boundary, and a graphics system for displaying the object trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: David L. Casamona, Frank C. Guida, JR., Michael F. Gay, Anthony J. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20120002061
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a studio video feed, including a studio subject, may be received from a studio video camera. A remote video feed, including a remote subject, may be received from a remote video camera. The remote video feed may include, for example, the remote subject positioned in from of a solid-colored background. The remote subject may be overlaid into the studio video feed to produce a composite video signal, and at least one of the studio video feed and the remote video feed may be automatically adjusted to create an impression that the studio subject and the remote subject occupy a shared physical space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael F. Gay, Anthony Bailey