Patents by Inventor Michael Naimark

Michael Naimark 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: 9317560
    Abstract: Disseminating to a participant an indication that an item accessible by the participant via a network is of current interest is disclosed. An indication that the item is of current interest is received in real time. The indication is processed. The participant is informed that the item is of current interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Interval Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Aviv Bergman, Emily Weil, Ignazio Moresco, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 8531590
    Abstract: A camera may include a lens, an image sensor, an image detection system, a controllable light source, and a light source control system. The image detection system may be configured to generate electronic information representative of images generated by the lens by detecting sequential images sensed by the image sensor. The detecting may not be done during certain periods of time. The controllable light source may be behind the lens and configured to controllably project light through the lens and back onto a scene in front of the lens. While in at least one mode, the light source control system may be configured to activate the controllable light source only while the image detection system is not detecting an image from the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventor: Michael Naimark
  • Patent number: 8429244
    Abstract: Disseminating to a participant an indication that an item accessible by the participant via a network is of current interest is disclosed. An indication that the item is of current interest is received in real time. The indication is processed. The participant is informed that the item is of current interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Interval Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Aviv Bergman, Emily Weil, Ignazio Moresco, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 8301731
    Abstract: A real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert system may capture a streaming video of a live event and deliver it into a computer network as the live event is being captured. The system may include a camera, a network interface, a source operator interface configured to receive alerts, and a processing system. The system may issue an alert when the live event is currently of interest. A streaming video search engine may allow prospective viewers to locate at least one streaming video that is currently of interest from among several streaming videos. The engine may include a network interface configured to receive source alerts from real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert systems, a memory system, a processing system, a searching system, and a viewer interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Stephen DeBerry, Ignazio Moresco
  • Patent number: 8264504
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques that can enable a community of users to upload arbitrary images of particular locations and integrate them into a 3D model of that location in such a way that they appear as correctly aligned overlays with the model. Users can estimate rough location, orientation, and field of view, for one or more images and then add metadata such as keyword “tags” including time parameters. From the user estimates, a computer system determines the pose of the image relative to the 3D model and stores the metadata. A display system enables a community of users to freely navigate through the 3D model with visual indicators of all of the posed images, filterable via the metadata. Users also have control over a “snap-to-view” feature as they approach any of the posed images as well as a transparency feature for the degree of visibility of the overlaid image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventor: Michael Naimark
  • Publication number: 20120044247
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques that can enable a community of users to upload arbitrary images of particular locations and integrate them into a 3D model of that location in such a way that they appear as correctly aligned overlays with the model. Users can estimate rough location, orientation, and field of view, for one or more images and then add metadata such as keyword “tags” including time parameters. From the user estimates, a computer system determines the pose of the image relative to the 3D model and stores the metadata. A display system enables a community of users to freely navigate through the 3D model with visual indicators of all of the posed images, filterable via the metadata. Users also have control over a “snap-to-view” feature as they approach any of the posed images as well as a transparency feature for the degree of visibility of the overlaid image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Michael Naimark
  • Patent number: 8026929
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques that can enable a community of users to upload arbitrary images of particular locations and integrate them into a 3D model of that location in such a way that they appear as correctly aligned overlays with the model. Users can estimate rough location, orientation, and field of view, for one or more images and then add metadata such as keyword “tags” including time parameters. From the user estimates, a computer system determines the pose of the image relative to the 3D model and stores the metadata. A display system enables a community of users to freely navigate through the 3D model with visual indicators of all of the posed images, filterable via the metadata. Users also have control over a “snap-to-view” feature as they approach any of the posed images as well as a transparency feature for the degree of visibility of the overlaid image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventor: Michael Naimark
  • Publication number: 20110167136
    Abstract: A real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert system may capture a streaming video of a live event and deliver it into a computer network as the live event is being captured. The system may include a camera, a network interface, a source operator interface configured to receive alerts, and a processing system. The system may issue an alert when the live event is currently of interest. A streaming video search engine may allow prospective viewers to locate at least one streaming video that is currently of interest from among several streaming videos. The engine may include a network interface configured to receive source alerts from real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert systems, a memory system, a processing system, a searching system, and a viewer interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Stephen DeBerry, Ignazio Moresco
  • Patent number: 7930420
    Abstract: A real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert system may capture a streaming video of a live event and deliver it into a computer network as the live event is being captured. The system may include a camera, a network interface, a source operator interface configured to receive alerts, and a processing system. The system may issue an alert when the live event is currently of interest. A streaming video search engine may allow prospective viewers to locate at least one streaming video that is currently of interest from among several streaming videos. The engine may include a network interface configured to receive source alerts from real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert systems, a memory system, a processing system, a searching system, and a viewer interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Stephen DeBerry, Ignazio Moresco
  • Publication number: 20110019073
    Abstract: A camera may include a lens, an image sensor, an image detection system, a controllable light source, and a light source control system. The image detection system may be configured to generate electronic information representative of images generated by the lens by detecting sequential images sensed by the image sensor. The detecting may not be done during certain periods of time. The controllable light source may be behind the lens and configured to controllably project light through the lens and back onto a scene in front of the lens. While in at least one mode, the light source control system may be configured to activate the controllable light source only while the image detection system is not detecting an image from the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Michael Naimark
  • Publication number: 20090245691
    Abstract: The pose of a photographic image of a portion of Earth may be estimated using human assistance. A 3D graphics engine may render a virtual image of Earth from a controllable viewpoint based on 3D data that is representative of a 3D model of at least a portion of Earth. A user may locate and display a corresponding virtual image of Earth at a viewpoint that approximately corresponds to the pose of the photographic image by manipulating user controls. The photographic image and the corresponding virtual image may be overlaid on one another so that both images can be seen at the same time. The user may adjust the pose of one of the images while overlaid on the other image by manipulating user controls so that both images appear to substantially align with one another. The settings of the user controls may be converted to pose data that is representative of the pose of the photographic image within the 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, William Berne Carter, Paul E. Debevec, James Perry Hoberman, Andrew Jones, Bruce John Lamond, Erik Christopher Loyer, Giuseppe Mattiolo
  • Publication number: 20090198774
    Abstract: Disseminating to a participant an indication that an item accessible by the participant via a network is of current interest is disclosed. An indication that the item is of current interest is received in real time. The indication is processed. The participant is informed that the item is of current interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Aviv Bergman, Emily Weil, Ignazio Moresco, Baldo Faieta
  • Publication number: 20080320159
    Abstract: A real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert system may capture a streaming video of a live event and deliver it into a computer network as the live event is being captured. The system may include a camera, a network interface, a source operator interface configured to receive alerts, and a processing system. The system may issue an alert when the live event is currently of interest. A streaming video search engine may allow prospective viewers to locate at least one streaming video that is currently of interest from among several streaming videos. The engine may include a network interface configured to receive source alerts from real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert systems, a memory system, a processing system, a searching system, and a viewer interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: University of Southern California (for inventor Michael Naimark)
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Stephen DeBerry, Ignazio Moresco
  • Publication number: 20080024484
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques that can enable a community of users to upload arbitrary images of particular locations and integrate them into a 3D model of that location in such a way that they appear as correctly aligned overlays with the model. Users can estimate rough location, orientation, and field of view, for one or more images and then add metadata such as keyword “tags” including time parameters. From the user estimates, a computer system determines the pose of the image relative to the 3D model and stores the metadata. A display system enables a community of users to freely navigate through the 3D model with visual indicators of all of the posed images, filterable via the metadata. Users also have control over a “snap-to-view” feature as they approach any of the posed images as well as a transparency feature for the degree of visibility of the overlaid image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Naimark
  • Publication number: 20060192852
    Abstract: A system, method, software arrangement and computer-accessible medium are provided for tracking moveable objects, such as large balls, that a group of participants can interact with. For example, the motion of the objects may be used to control or influence the motion of certain virtual objects generated in a virtual environment, which may interact with other virtual objects. The virtual objects and their interactions may be used to generate video information, which can be displayed to the participants and which may indicate the occurrence of certain game-related events. Audio information may also be generated based on the interactions, and used to produce sounds separately from or in conjunction with the virtual objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Sally Rosenthal, Christoph Bregler, Clothilde Castiglia, Jessica De Vincenzo, Roger Dubois, Kevin Feeley, Tom Igoe, Jonathan Meyer, Michael Naimark, Alexandru Postelnicu, Michael Rabinovich, Katie Salen, Jeremi Sudol, Bo Wright
  • Publication number: 20040210555
    Abstract: Disseminating to a participant an indication that an item accessible by the participant via a network is of current interest is disclosed. An indication that the item is of current interest is received in real time. The indication is processed. The participant is informed that the item is of current interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Aviv Bergman, Emily Weil, Ignazio Moresco, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 6757682
    Abstract: Disseminating to a participant an indication that an item accessible by the participant via a network is of current interest is disclosed. An indication that the item is of current interest is received in real time. The indication is processed. The participant is informed that the item is of current interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Aviv Bergman, Emily Woil, Ignazio Moresco, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 6721744
    Abstract: Normalizing a measure of the level of current interest of an item that is based on indications of interest received from one or more users of a network via which the item is accessible is disclosed. In one embodiment, an intensity value is determined for each successive indication of interest received with respect to an item. At the time each successive indication of interest with respect to the item is received, an intensity rank based at least in part on the intensity value of the received indication is calculated. The calculated intensity rank is multiplied by a normalization factor to determine a normalized intensity rank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Aviv Bergman, Emily Weil, Ignazio Moresco, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 6556989
    Abstract: Quantifying the level of interest of an item of current interest is disclosed. An indication that an item is of current interest is received. The indication is processed to determine an intensity value. The intensity value is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Aviv Bergman, Emily Weil, Ignazio Moresco, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 6075967
    Abstract: Disclosed is an input device and method for interacting with motion pictures incorporating content-based haptic response. Content data relating to the motion picture is stored in a content data storage device while motion picture data is stored in a prerecorded image data storage device. A viewer input device is provided so that a viewer (end-user) can advance and reverse the frames on a display screen while substantially simultaneously, the content data is accessed and braking commands are sent to the viewer input device. The result is that the viewer is provided with haptic responses to the viewer's input through the viewer input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naimark, Robert L. Adams, Robert D. Alkire, Christoph Dohrmann, David J. Gessel, Steven E. Saunders