Patents by Inventor Murthy Parthasarathi

Murthy Parthasarathi 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: 20210390949
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include training a machine-learning algorithm to use look-ahead to improve effectiveness of identifying visemes corresponding to audio signals by, for one or more audio segments in a set of training audio signals, evaluating an audio segment, where the audio segment includes at least a portion of a phoneme, and a subsequent segment that includes contextual audio that comes after the audio segment and potentially contains context about a viseme that maps to the phoneme. The method may also include using the trained machine-learning algorithm to identify one or more probable visemes corresponding to speech in a target audio signal. Additionally, the method may include recording, as metadata of the target audio signal, where a probable viseme occurs within the target audio signal. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yadong Wang, Shilpa Jois Rao, Murthy Parthasarathi
  • Publication number: 20210201931
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include obtaining an audio sample from a content source, inputting the obtained audio sample into a trained machine learning model, obtaining the output of the trained machine learning model, wherein the output is a profile of an environment in which the input audio sample was recorded, obtaining an acoustic impulse response corresponding to the profile of the environment in which the input audio sample was recorded, obtaining a second audio sample, processing the obtained acoustic impulse response with the second audio sample, and inserting a result of processing the obtained acoustic impulse response and the second audio sample into an audio track. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yadong Wang, Shilpa Jois Rao, Murthy Parthasarathi, Kyle Tacke
  • Publication number: 20210151082
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include accessing an audio track that is associated with a video recording, identifying a section of the accessed audio track having a specific audio characteristic, reducing a volume level of the audio track in the identified section, accessing an audio segment that includes a synthesized voice and inserting the accessed audio segment into the identified section of the audio track, where the inserted segment has a higher volume level than the reduced volume level of the audio track in the identified section. The synthesized voice description can be used to provide additional information to a visually impaired viewer without interrupting the audio track that is associated with the video recording, typically by inserting the synthesized voice description into a segment of the audio track in which there is no dialog. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yadong Wang, Murthy Parthasarathi, Andrew Swan, Raja Ranjan Senapati, Shilpa Jois Rao, Anjali Chablani, Kyle Tacke
  • Patent number: 10863307
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Patent number: 10798271
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a subtitle timing application detects timing errors between subtitles and shot changes. In operation, the subtitle timing application determines that a temporal edge associated with a subtitle does not satisfy a timing guideline based on a shot change. The shot change occurs within a sequence of frames of an audiovisual program. The subtitle timing application then determines a new temporal edge that satisfies the timing guideline relative to the shot change. Subsequently, the subtitle timing application causes a modification to a temporal location of the subtitle within the sequence of frames based on the new temporal edge. Advantageously, the modification to the subtitle improves a quality of a viewing experience for a viewer. Notably, by automatically detecting timing errors, the subtitle timing application facilitates proper and efficient re-scheduling of subtitles that are not optimally timed with shot changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Murthy Parthasarathi, Andrew Swan, Yadong Wang, Thomas E. Mack
  • Patent number: 10674222
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a subtitle application generates a subtitle list for a trailer. In operation, the subtitle application performs matching operation(s) between trailer audio associated with a trailer and source audio associated with an audiovisual program. The subtitle application then maps a subtitle associated with the source audio from a source timeline associated with the source audio to a trailer timeline associated with the trailer audio to generate a mapped subtitle. Subsequently, the subtitle application generates a trailer subtitle list based on the mapped subtitle and at least one additional mapped subtitle. Because the subtitle application generates the trailer subtitle list based on audio comparisons, the subtitle application ensures that the proper subtitles are included in the trailer subtitle list without requiring a subtitler to view the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Murthy Parthasarathi, Yadong Wang, Boney Sekh
  • Publication number: 20200008010
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Patent number: 10419828
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a subtitle conformance application causes modifications to a subtitle list based on changes associated with an audiovisual program. In operation, the subtitle conformance application performs comparison operation(s) between versions of a subtitle template to identify changes to subtitles associated with the audiovisual program. The subtitle conformance application then determines a mapping between a first change included in the changes and a subtitle list associated with the audiovisual program. Finally, the subtitle conformance application causes the subtitle list to be modified based on the first change and the mapping. Advantageously, the subtitle conformance application enables productive development of subtitles to begin before the audiovisual program is finalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Murthy Parthasarathi, Ghaida Zahran, Devang Shah, Andrew Swan, Thomas E. Mack, Kalyan Nistala
  • Patent number: 10382895
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Patent number: 10375519
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Publication number: 20190230417
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a subtitle application generates a subtitle list for a trailer. In operation, the subtitle application performs matching operation(s) between trailer audio associated with a trailer and source audio associated with an audiovisual program. The subtitle application then maps a subtitle associated with the source audio from a source timeline associated with the source audio to a trailer timeline associated with the trailer audio to generate a mapped subtitle. Subsequently, the subtitle application generates a trailer subtitle list based on the mapped subtitle and at least one additional mapped subtitle. Because the subtitle application generates the trailer subtitle list based on audio comparisons, the subtitle application ensures that the proper subtitles are included in the trailer subtitle list without requiring a subtitler to view the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Murthy PARTHASARATHI, Yadong WANG, Boney SEKH
  • Publication number: 20190215580
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a subtitle conformance application causes modifications to a subtitle list based on changes associated with an audiovisual program. In operation, the subtitle conformance application performs comparison operation(s) between versions of a subtitle template to identify changes to subtitles associated with the audiovisual program. The subtitle conformance application then determines a mapping between a first change included in the changes and a subtitle list associated with the audiovisual program. Finally, the subtitle conformance application causes the subtitle list to be modified based on the first change and the mapping. Advantageously, the subtitle conformance application enables productive development of subtitles to begin before the audiovisual program is finalized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Murthy PARTHASARATHI, Ghaida ZAHRAN, Devang SHAH, Andrew SWAN, Thomas E. MACK, Kalyan NISTALA
  • Publication number: 20190215421
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a subtitle timing application detects timing errors between subtitles and shot changes. In operation, the subtitle timing application determines that a temporal edge associated with a subtitle does not satisfy a timing guideline based on a shot change. The shot change occurs within a sequence of frames of an audiovisual program. The subtitle timing application then determines a new temporal edge that satisfies the timing guideline relative to the shot change. Subsequently, the subtitle timing application causes a modification to a temporal location of the subtitle within the sequence of frames based on the new temporal edge. Advantageously, the modification to the subtitle improves a quality of a viewing experience for a viewer. Notably, by automatically detecting timing errors, the subtitle timing application facilitates proper and efficient re-scheduling of subtitles that are not optimally timed with shot changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Murthy PARTHASARATHI, Andrew SWAN, Yadong WANG, Thomas E. MACK
  • Publication number: 20190037353
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Publication number: 20170026796
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Patent number: 9402153
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Publication number: 20150181379
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Patent number: 8971924
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron
  • Publication number: 20120302256
    Abstract: A system and method of locating “friends” having mobile devices connected to a network and associated with a user account is disclosed. The method includes sending a request to a mobile device, the mobile device determining its present geographic location and responding to the requestor with this information. This information may be in the form of a coordinate location such as a GPS location or it may be in the form of a name that the mobile device owner assigned to a particular area (e.g., “home”). Having this location information, a user is able to view the location of the friend that is associated with the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Timothy S. Hurley, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Karthik Narayanan, Murthy Parthasarathi, Maxime Veron