Sporting Event Patents (Class 348/157)
  • Patent number: 11141645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to physical athletic ball games played using augmented reality smart glasses, and more specifically, to physical real-time athletic ball games where at least two players at different game locations anywhere in the world play athletic ball games against one another using smart glasses. The present invention also relates to the reading of statistical sports data and implementing that data through augmented reality smart glasses in the form of visual graphics so the player wearing the glasses can interact with real sports players in an augmented reality setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Real Shot Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Anton
  • Patent number: 11138470
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media related to training and/or using a neural network model. The trained neural network model can be utilized to generate (e.g., over a hidden layer) a spectral image based on a regular image, and to generate output indicative of one or more features present in the generated spectral image (and present in the regular image since the spectral image is generated based on the regular image). As one example, a regular image may be applied as input to the trained neural network model, a spectral image generated over multiple layers of the trained neural network model based on the regular image, and output generated over a plurality of additional layers based on the spectral image. The generated output may be indicative of various features, depending on the training of the additional layers of the trained neural network model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Gorban
  • Patent number: 11130019
    Abstract: A system and method for recording and broadcasting motion of a sports ball and individual players includes a sports ball with cameras embedded within for recording trajectory and locomotion, a sensor module for storing video footage and telemetry metadata, and cameras mounted on the sports equipment of individual players. The sensor module includes an Inertia Measuring Unit, a transceiver, a memory, a power source, and a processor, all operatively connected to one another. The sports ball sends data to a wireless data transmission grid mounted under a sports pitch and/or to antennas for transfer to a data processing server which determines a real ball direction thereafter sent to a stadium camera system that generates further 360 degree action-focused broadcasting data. The data is sent to the processing server which processes the raw footage received from the sports ball and individual players to produce clean footage for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: THE CALANY Holding S. À R.L.
    Inventor: Cevat Yerli
  • Patent number: 11127156
    Abstract: A method of device tracking is provided. Based on a captured image containing a marker, first spatial position is acquired. Based on a captured image of a scene, second spatial position is acquired. Based on at least one of the first spatial position and the second spatial position, a terminal device may be positioned and tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongtao Hu, Guoxing Yu, Jingwen Dai
  • Patent number: 11107327
    Abstract: A system and method of placing a location-based bet is presented in embodiments herein. Bets, offers, and incentives, may be presented to a user via a mobile device based on a location of the mobile device relative to a geographic region. The geographic region may be associated with a sporting event or a sporting venue such as a sport arena. Different bets, offers, and incentives may be presented inside the geographic region than outside the geographic region based on the different experiences for the fans in each geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FanThreeSixty, LLC
    Inventors: Nic Kline, Bart Hampton, Jason Houseworth
  • Patent number: 11093025
    Abstract: Provided is a virtual-reality provision system having: a tracking data acquisition unit that acquires tracking data on a flying object thrown by an athlete, the data being obtained from sensor information from a sensor that tracks the flying object; a three-dimensional-display-data generation unit that uses the acquired tracking data to generate three-dimensional display data used to display, in a virtual space, a flight video of a virtual flying object corresponding to said flying object; at least one virtual-space provision system that displays the flight video of the virtual flying object in the virtual space by using the three-dimensional display data; and a transmission unit that transmits the three-dimensional display data to the at least one virtual-space provision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BASCULE INC.
    Inventors: Yoshio Kakehashi, Masayoshi Boku
  • Patent number: 11069142
    Abstract: A system or method includes a platform to allow users to coordinate images captured by a separated worn camera with images captured by a held camera, displaying such images at real-time to a user through a user interface on the held camera or a user interface on a separate device. The separate worn camera is contemplated to provide a separate image feed to provide one or more augmentations to an image captured by the held camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: WORMHOLE LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Curtis Hutten, Robert D. Fish
  • Patent number: 11068705
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for a hybrid cloud structure for machine-learning based object recognition. In one aspect, a system includes one or more video-capable access points; and one or more processors configured to receive image data from the one or more video-capable access points; perform, at a first processor of the one or more processors, a first process to detect one or more objects of interest in the image data; generate vector IDs for one or more objects detected in the image data; perform, at a second processor of the one or more processors, a second process to identify the one or more objects in the vector IDs; and generate at least one offline trail for the one or more objects based on statistics associated with the one or more objects identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Arwind Malegaonkar, Haihua Xiao, Rizhi Chen, Li Kang, Siqi Ling, Mingen Zheng
  • Patent number: 11050845
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, partitioning content of a plurality of media streams into media segments to generate a plurality of media segments associated with a media event, determining a first set of media segments from the plurality of media segments according to social media information associated with a social media group, transmitting the first set of media segments to first user equipment of a first member of the social media group, detecting a change in membership of the social media group, updating the first set of media segments according to the change in membership of the social media group to generate a modified set of media segments, and transmitting the modified set of media segments to the first user equipment for presentation at the first user equipment. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui
  • Patent number: 11050977
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for immersive remote participation in live events hosted by interactive environments and experienced by users in immersive realities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TMRW Foundation IP & Holding SARL
    Inventor: Cevat Yerli
  • Patent number: 11025999
    Abstract: A system for automatic creation a scenario video clip with a predefined object or a group of objects in the frame comprises: a shooting unit, a data storage module, a predefined object or a group of objects identification in primary video data unit; an object or a group of objects data input unit for their identification; provided that the system in addition comprises: a relevant video data retrieval unit with the predefined object or the group of objects in the frame; a relevant video data processing unit; at least one scenario pattern including data set for operation of shooting unit, retrieval unit and processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FUN EDITOR LLC
    Inventors: Anton Vladimirovich Rozhenkov, Sergey Sergeevich Klyuev, Denis Evgenyevich Kalinichenko, Dmitry Vyacheslavovich Gurichev
  • Patent number: 11025942
    Abstract: Methods and systems for compressed domain progressive application of computer vision techniques. A method for decoding video data includes receiving a video stream that is encoded for multi-stage decoding. The method includes partially decoding the video stream by performing one or more stages of the multi-stage decoding. The method includes determining whether a decision for a computer vision system can be identified based on the partially decoded video stream. Additionally, the method includes generating the decision for the computer vision system based on decoding of the video stream. A system for encoding video data includes a processor configured to receive the video data from a camera, encode the video data received from the camera into a video stream for consumption by a computer vision system, and include metadata with the encoded video stream to indicate whether a decision for the computer vision system can be identified from the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hamid R. Sheikh, Youngjun Yoo, Michael Polley, Chenchi Luo, David Liu
  • Patent number: 11017588
    Abstract: A system comprises an obtainment unit that obtains virtual viewpoint information relating to a position and direction of a virtual viewpoint; a designation unit that designates a focus object from a plurality of objects detected based on at least one of the plurality of images captured by the plurality of cameras; a decision unit that decides an object to make transparent from among the plurality of objects based on a position and direction of a virtual viewpoint that the virtual viewpoint information obtained by the obtainment unit indicates, and a position of the focus object designated by the designation unit; and a generation unit that generates, based on the plurality of captured images obtained by the plurality of cameras, a virtual viewpoint image in which the object decided by the decision unit is made to be transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yoshimura, Kaori Taya, Shugo Higuchi, Tatsuro Koizumi
  • Patent number: 11004267
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus enables a user viewing a displayed virtual viewpoint image to easily understand the state in a generation target scene of the virtual viewpoint image. The information processing apparatus generates a layout that is a figure representing a position of an object included in an imaging target area captured by a plurality of imaging units from different directions, and controls a display unit to display a virtual viewpoint image and the generated layout. The virtual viewpoint image is generated based on images acquired by the plurality of imaging units and viewpoint information indicating a virtual viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yoshimura, Yosuke Okubo
  • Patent number: 10998870
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that enable output of a sound to be heard at an assumed viewing/listening position of a zoom image when an image is displayed as the zoom image. In the case of image content such as a sports broadcast, the individual location information, direction and posture information, and audio data of each player as an object are stored separately for direct sound and reverberant sound, at the time of recording. At the time of reproducing a zoom image, the direct sound and the reverberant sound are mixed according to the direction of a player as an object with respect to an assumed viewing/listening position in the zoom image, so that a sound to be heard at the assumed viewing/listening position is output. The present disclosure can be applied to a content reproduction apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Aoyama, Satoshi Suzuki, Koji Furusawa
  • Patent number: 10999571
    Abstract: A display control apparatus configured to perform display control so as to display information on a plurality of image capturing apparatuses configured to capture images for generating a virtual viewpoint image includes acquisition means configured to acquire information on the plurality of image capturing apparatuses, and display control means configured to cause a display unit to display information on a communication connection of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses for transmitting an image captured by each of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses based on the information acquired by the acquisition means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Shikata, Yoshiki Iwakiri
  • Patent number: 10950276
    Abstract: Upon capture of video data for a match of a sport at a first time, an apparatus performs detection of event information from the captured video data during a first time-period starting from the first time, where the event information includes information identifying an occurrence timing of an event that occurs in the match of the sport, an event type of the event, and an occurrence position of the event. The apparatus reproduces the video data, on a display screen, with a delay by a second time-period obtained by adding a third time-period longer than or equal to a predetermined time-period to the first time-period, and, upon detection of the event information, continues displaying the event type and the occurrence position of the event, for the predetermined time-period, from a timing that is the predetermined time before the occurrence timing of the event within the reproduced video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takizawa, Hiroto Motoyama, Kazuhiro Arima, Shinichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10948922
    Abstract: A method of navigating an autonomous vehicle includes receiving pulsed illumination from an object in the vehicle environment and decoding the pulsed illumination. The object is identified using the decoded pulsed illumination of the pulsed illumination, and the autonomous vehicle navigated through the vehicle environment based on the identification of the object. Obstacle avoidance methods and navigation systems for autonomous vehicles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Dvonch, Jonathan Nazemi
  • Patent number: 10939203
    Abstract: An audio forecasting algorithm that is adjusted (or trained), by machine learning, prior to a sports contest that will be broadcast. The audio forecasting algorithm is then used to position a set of mobile microphones on an ongoing basis during the sports contest. In some embodiments, a band forecasting algorithm is used in the audio forecasting algorithm. In some embodiments, a swarm based correlation algorithm is used in the audio forecasting algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Gary William Reiss, Eduardo Morales, Nancy Anne Greco, David Alvra Wood, III
  • Patent number: 10937185
    Abstract: A system for detecting an articulate body pose from an imagery content includes an imaging module for capturing the imagery content, and a processor that is operable to obtain a top-down view of the imagery content, and process the top-down view to detect the articulate body pose using a machine learning algorithm, wherein the articulate body pose includes a plurality of joints. The processing includes creating a part confidence map corresponding to each joint of the articulate body pose, generating a heatmap by projecting the part confidence map on the top-down view of the imagery content, creating a part affinity map corresponding to each body part, generating a vector map by projecting the part affinity map on the top-down view of the imagery content, and generating a body-framework corresponding to the articulate body pose, using the heatmap and the vector map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Everseen Limited
    Inventor: Dan Pescaru
  • Patent number: 10917621
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to this invention includes a generating unit configured to generate a virtual viewpoint image in accordance with a position and/or line-of-sight direction of a viewpoint, and a notifying unit configured to send a notification of information about quality of the virtual viewpoint image generated by the generating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiki Iwakiri
  • Patent number: 10901416
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a vehicle system for identifying environmental objects within an operator's surroundings in a first window and removing object obstructions through a neural network in a second window to generate a rendered window, or scene, for display. As more windows are processed, the neural network may increase its understanding of the surroundings. The neural network may be a generative adversarial network (GAN) that may be trained to identify environmental objects by introducing noise data into those environmental objects. After receiving a first window from at least one camera on the vehicle, a rendered window may be created from a second window received from the at least one camera based on environmental objects identified within the first window through the GAN and removing object obstructions. The rendered window, without the object obstructions, and having superimposed environmental objects based on the GAN, may be displayed on an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rahul Khanna, Yusuke Narita
  • Patent number: 10887673
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for remote and real-time selecting a section in a video file with a mobile device, wherein a spectator attending an event selects a section of a video file by sending a highlight-marker from his mobile device to a server system, wherein the selection can be performed without the user having access to the camera recording the event. Highlight-marker and video file are systematically time synchronized. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for generating a highlight-video from a plurality of highlight sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Joaquin Sufuentes, Franck Tankoua Kwimi
  • Patent number: 10860836
    Abstract: Techniques are generally described for object detection in image data. First image data comprising a first plurality of pixel values representing an object and a second plurality of pixel values representing a background may be received. First foreground image data and first background image data may be generated from the first image data. A first feature vector representing the first plurality of pixel values may be generated. A second feature vector representing a first plurality of pixel values of second background image data may be generated. A first machine learning model may determine a first operation to perform on the first foreground image data. A transformed representation of the first foreground image data may be generated by performing the first operation on the first foreground image data. Composite image data may be generated by compositing the transformed representation of the first foreground image data with the second background image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ambrish Tyagi, Amit Kumar Agrawal, Siddhartha Chandra, Visesh Uday Kumar Chari, Shashank Tripathi, James Rehg
  • Patent number: 10843060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for ball location on a sports field may include a plurality of soil moisture sensors distributed on the sports field, such as on a golf course. Each of the soil moisture sensors has a location on the sports field known to the system, and a ball detector that detects a ball being within proximity to the soil moisture sensor. This may be accomplished via one or more of a magnetometer, vibration detector and motion sensor of the soil moisture sensor. The system may use signals from the soil moisture sensors indicating such information to provide information to one or more players regarding a game score and/or other game play statistics based on the ball being within proximity to one or more particular soil moisture sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventor: Neil Marten
  • Patent number: 10799782
    Abstract: A sporting display device comprising circuitry configured to control a plurality of electronic display elements to display one or more electronic images in response to a detection by detector circuitry of an occurrence of a predetermined event associated with a sport, the plurality of electronic display elements being attachable to a sports net associated with the sport in a configuration such that the one or more electronic images are displayed on the sports net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Lewis Spencer
  • Patent number: 10805366
    Abstract: Technologies for end of frame marking and detection in streaming digital media content include a source computing device communicatively coupled to a destination computing device. The source computing device is configured to encode a frame of digital media content and insert an end of frame marker into a transport stream header of a network packet that includes an encoded payload corresponding to a chunk of data of the frame of digital media content. The destination computing device is configured to de-packetize received network packets and parse the transport stream headers of the received network packets to determine whether the network packet corresponds to an end of frame of the frame of digital media content. The destination computing device is further configured to transmit the encoded payloads of the received network packets to a decoder in response to a determination that the end of frame network packet has been received. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brian E. Rogers, Karthik Veeramani
  • Patent number: 10789457
    Abstract: A system for sensor-based tracking of participants of a sporting activity is provided. In some implementations, the system performs operations comprising determining, based on sensor data (e.g., information indicative of at least a location of a plurality of tracked participants and a location of a tracked object), a first probability of a team successfully scoring. The operations further comprise determining, in response to detecting an action which at least changes the location of the tracked object, a second probability of the team (or an opposing team (successfully scoring, and assigning, based on a difference between the first probability and the second probability, at least a portion of the difference among one or more of the plurality of participants. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sergey Puzhevich, Michael Kettenmann, Christoph Jungkind, Matthias Weber
  • Patent number: 10771744
    Abstract: A photography control method includes temporarily saving one or more sets of photography data, taken by a photographing camera, in a temporary photography data storage unit, acquiring identification information identifying a subject, extracting, from the one or more sets of photography data temporary saved in the temporary photography data storage unit, at least one set of photography data corresponding to the identification information acquired in the acquiring of identification information; and saving the extracted at least one set of photography data in a photography data storage unit in a manner associated with the identification information of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10764539
    Abstract: A system and method for determining relationships between fields of views of surveillance cameras is disclosed. In the system, a user device such as a mobile phone receives image data from the cameras, and an analytics system of the user device analyzes the image data to determine the relationships between the fields of views of the surveillance cameras. The relationships include overlap among fields of view of at least two of the cameras and deadzones, where deadzones are areas monitored by the cameras that are not included within any of the fields of view of any of the cameras. In a preferred embodiment, the surveillance cameras capture image data of a scene while an installer holding the user device walks one or more critical paths through the scene. The user device then analyzes image data from the cameras during the critical path definition to determine any overlap and/or deadzones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Burke, Peter Joseph Birkel
  • Patent number: 10751569
    Abstract: A system for visually tracking the trajectory of an in-flight golf ball through an x-y-z space above a driving range includes a plurality of cameras for respectively creating a video stream of the x-y-z space. Each video stream is presented on a dedicated camera focal plane with information on respective azimuth angles ? and elevation angles ? from the particular camera to the in-flight golf ball. A central computer is connected with the camera focal plane of each camera to identify a start point for the golf ball, to track its trajectory in the x-y-z space, and to filter out background clutter. A visual display is provided to show the in-flight golf ball from its start point to a target point in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Guerci, David R. Kirk, Jameson S. Bergin, Raymond M. Guerci, Joel R. Studer, Brian C. Watson, Jeffrey R. Ridgway
  • Patent number: 10755424
    Abstract: Described is a system for predicting multi-agent movements. A Radon Cumulative Distribution Transform (Radon-CDT) is applied to pairs of signature-formations representing agent movements. Canonical correlation analysis (CCA) components are identified for the pairs of signature-formations. Then, a relationship between the pairs of signature formations is learned using the CCA components. A counter signature-formation for a new dataset is predicted using the learned relationship and a new signature-formation. Control parameters of a device can be adjusted based on the predicted counter signature-formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Soheil Kolouri, Amir M. Rahimi, Rajan Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 10721439
    Abstract: A method for personalizing a content item using captured footage is disclosed. The method includes receiving a first video feed from a first camera, wherein the first camera is designated as a source camera for capturing an event during a first time duration. The method also includes receiving data from a second camera, and determining, based on the received data from the second camera, that an action was performed using the second camera, the action being indicative of a region of interest (ROI) of the user of the second camera occurring within a second time duration. The method further includes designating the second camera as the source camera for capturing the event during the second time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Caroline Rebecca Pantofaru, Vinay Bettadapura, Krishna Bharat, Irfan Essa
  • Patent number: 10715727
    Abstract: In various implementations a method includes obtaining a plurality of source images, stabilizing the plurality of source images to generate a plurality of stabilized images, and averaging the plurality of stabilized image to generate a synthetic long exposure image. In various implementations, stabilizing the plurality of source images includes: selecting one of the plurality of source images to serve as a reference frame; and registering others of the plurality of source images to the reference frame by applying a perspective transformation to others of the plurality of the source images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sebastien Marineau-Mes, Charles A. Mezak, Arwen Bradley, Alex T. Nelson, Douglas P. Mitchell, Claus Moelgaard, Jason Klivington, Rudolph van der Merwe, Zahra Sadeghipoor Kermani, Farhan Baqai, Todd Sachs, Paul Hubel
  • Patent number: 10715838
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device programmed to generate an aggregated media item that includes individual media items from a plurality of inputs. The aggregated media item combines one or more of the individual media items for a common display. The computing device is further programmed to send the aggregated media item to a media device and receive commands from the media device. The commands identify data from the aggregated media content item to be included in a media output item. The computing device is further programmed to generate the media output item based on the aggregated media content item and the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Sling Media L.L.C., Sling Media PVT Ltd
    Inventors: Padmanabha R. Rao, Satish Iyer
  • Patent number: 10705678
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire viewpoint information for identifying a movement path of a virtual viewpoint relating to generation of a virtual viewpoint image, the virtual viewpoint image being generated based on captured images obtained by a plurality of cameras that performs imaging from a plurality of directions, and a control unit configured to determine a display area of a virtual object to be inserted into the virtual viewpoint image, wherein the control unit determines the display area of the virtual object in the virtual viewpoint image corresponding to a virtual viewpoint at a first point in time on the movement path identified from the acquired viewpoint information, based on the virtual viewpoint at the first point in time, and a virtual viewpoint at a second point in time on the movement path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuna Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10691097
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for machining a part. The methods may include generating a plurality of spatial representations associated with a plurality of positions identified by a machining pattern associated with the part. The plurality of spatial representations may include a first spatial representation identifying a first orientation of a machining tool relative to the part at a first position. The methods may include moving an end effector to the first position. The methods may include mechanically coupling, using a coupling tool, the end effector to the part at the first position. The methods may include generating a second spatial representation identifying a second orientation of the machining tool relative to the part at the first position. The methods may include adjusting the machining tool in response to determining that the second spatial representation is different than the first spatial representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Luke Fletcher, Phillip J. Crothers
  • Patent number: 10693730
    Abstract: Techniques for managing the quality of a communication service may include obtaining crowd movement information relating to movement of individuals in a crowd within geographical spaces, and obtaining user activity information relating to one or more activities of interest to a user in a geographical space. A bandwidth density model is generated, based on the obtained crowd movement information and user activity information, the bandwidth model describing a variation of communication bandwidth density in the geographical space with respect to location and time. Quality of communication service parameters are determined, based on the bandwidth density model, with respect to location for the geographical space. Based on the quality of communication service parameters and a current location of the user in the geographical space, a target location in the geographical space is determined for the user. The user is instructed to move to the target location in the geographical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam S. Harpur, Jonathan Dunne, Kelley Anders, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10687183
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for delaying social media sharing based on a broadcast media transmission. An exemplary method includes determining a location of a user and associating the location of the user with an event occurring at the location. The method further includes accessing a social media content from a social networking account of the user, verifying the social media content comprises time sensitive content corresponding to the event, and applying a delay to distribution of the social media content based on the time sensitive content. The time sensitive content may include content occurring before a broadcast of broadcaster media content corresponding to the event. The method may include receiving the broadcaster media content and determining the delay using the broadcaster media content, or the method may include receiving a broadcaster delay for the broadcaster media content for use as the delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventors: Spenser Shumaker, Dan Varga
  • Patent number: 10679086
    Abstract: Image features for individuals are tracked and refined for a tracking system. An image is identified where two than more individuals are intersecting one another, such that features of one of the individuals are unavailable. The known features for the individuals and the unknown features present in the image are processed to identify the obscured individual in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Vance Zucker, Yehoshua Zvi Licht
  • Patent number: 10659672
    Abstract: Systems and methods to control operations of a camera based on one or more sensors attached to one or more actors. Sensor data collected from the sensors is analyzed to identify a state of an actor. The state of the actor is used to determine an operation parameter of the camera, such as the zoom level of the camera and/or the direction of the camera, and control the operation of the camera. For example, an actor who is in a state about to perform an interesting action can be selected from a plurality of actors; and the direction and the zoom level of the camera can be adjusted to focus on the selected actor in capture one or more subsequent images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AlpineReplay, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Lokshin, Anatole M. Lokshin
  • Patent number: 10652952
    Abstract: A system supports communications of video and data to hand held devices located within a public venue (e.g., sports stadium). A pod includes at least one of a synchronized server and wireless communications electronics. The pod includes an antennae integrated therein. The pod can be deployed as a communications node within the public venue and provides data including video through a data network from at least one server to hand held wireless devices located in the public venue. The pod can include a rechargeable power source sustaining self-contained operation of the wireless communication electronics. An optional solar cell can provide electrical power to charge the rechargeable power source. A pod can be embedded in the wall or floor surface of said public venue and can be provided in the form of a core hole plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10650590
    Abstract: Methods and systems use a video sensor grid over an area, and extensive signal processing, to create a model-based view of reality. Grid-based synchronous capture, point cloud generation and refinement, morphology, polygonal tiling and surface representation, texture mapping, data compression, and system-level components for user-directed signal processing, is used to create, at user demand, a virtualized world, viewable from any location in an area, in any direction of gaze, at any time within an interval of capture. This data stream is transmitted for near-term network-based delivery, and 5G. Finally, that virtualized world, because it is inherently model-based, is integrated with augmentations (or deletions), creating a harmonized and photorealistic mix of real, and synthetic, worlds. This provides a fully immersive, mixed reality world, in which full interactivity, using gestures, is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FASTVDO LLC
    Inventors: Pankaj N. Topiwala, Wei Dai, Madhu P. Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10593048
    Abstract: A method of object surface matching includes identifying an object in-flight in an image; identifying a feature on the object that is in a first spatial position; comparing the feature with set of template images; identifying a first template image in the set of template images that matches the feature on the object that is in the first spatial position; determining first coordinates for the first spatial position based on the first template image; identifying a second image of the object that includes the feature on the object that is in a second spatial position; identifying a second template image in the set of template images that matches the feature on the object that is in the second spatial position; determining second coordinates for the second spatial position based on the second template image; and generating a spin value for the object based on the first and second coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: RAPSODO PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kelvin Yeo Soon Keat, Batuhan Okur
  • Patent number: 10575979
    Abstract: The relational motion detection system measures relative motion of a head of a subject relative to a torso of a subject. The system includes a first motion detection sensor on a first apparatus configured to be secured to a head of a subject to detect a first motion. It also includes a second motion detection sensor on a second apparatus configured to be secured to the torso of a subject to detect a second motion. The system further includes a control unit configured to obtain information regarding the first motion from the first motion detection sensor and second motion from the second motion detection sensor, wherein the control unit contains instructions for calculating motion of the head relative to the torso of the subject based on the obtained first motion and second motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Jamshid Ghajar
  • Patent number: 10576349
    Abstract: A system is provided for evaluating football player tackling performance of learned skills in a competitive in-game setting. The system includes reviewing video footage of football games, and analyzing each tackle opportunity with clear objectives for the player with the tackling opportunity to satisfy to achieve a successful result. The system also includes a visual tool that provides clear context for analysis of each tackle opportunity. Methods of evaluation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rugby Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Kealii Edralin, Adam Michael Kopp, Rex Delre Norris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10574933
    Abstract: Systems and methods for converting live action alpha-numeric text to re-rendered and embedded pixel information for video overlay. For example, a computer-implemented method may include converting a captured image of alphanumeric characters into ASCII code, transmitting the ASCII code to a hub, capturing a video stream, generating a first output video stream, wherein the first output video stream includes the captured video stream and an overlay including the ASCII code, converting a captured image of a second set of alphanumeric characters into an ASCII code, transmitting the ASCII code to the hub, generating an updated output video stream, wherein the updated output video stream includes the captured video stream and an updated overlay including the ASCII code, and transmitting the updated output video stream for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sling Media L.L.C.
    Inventor: William Herz
  • Patent number: 10572736
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire multiple tracking results about an object tracked in multiple video images captured by multiple imaging units. The tracking results correspond one-to-one to the video images. Each of the tracking results contains a position of the object detected from an image frame of the corresponding video image and a tracking label that identifies the object in the video image. The apparatus further includes a relating unit configured to relate objects, detected from image frames of the video images, based on the tracking results acquired by the acquiring unit to obtain relations and an object label generating unit configured to generate an object label based on the relations obtained by the relating unit. The object label uniquely identifies the object across the video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Uchiyama, Ichiro Umeda, Muling Guo, Kotaro Yano
  • Patent number: 10552687
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for monitoring a queue. A method includes receiving by sensors a non-visual identifier at predefined locations of a queue. Further, the method includes capturing by image capture devices images of an object possessing the non-visual identifier at the predefined locations of the queue. Further, the method includes visually tracking another object in the queue based on transformations of a predefined feature extracted from the images of the object possessing the non-visual identifier at the predefined locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Russell P. Bobbitt, Rogerio S. Feris, Yun Zhai
  • Patent number: 10552020
    Abstract: A method, in an application executing on a client device, includes: displaying a camera event history provided by a remote server system, where the camera event history is presented as a chronologically-ordered set of event identifiers, each event identifier corresponding to a respective event for which a remote camera has captured an associated video; receiving a user selection of a displayed event identifier; and in response to receiving the user selection of the displayed event identifier: expanding the selected event identifier into a video player window, the video player window consuming a portion of the displayed camera event history; and playing, in the video player window, the captured video; and in response to terminating playback of the captured video or user de-selection of the displayed event identifier, collapsing the video player window into the selected event identifier thereby stopping the playing of the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Melissa McLean, Michael Mizono, Lauren Von Dehsen, Joe Delone Venters, Tracy Kuwatani, Zachery Kennedy, James Edward Stewart