Monitoring, Testing, Or Measuring Patents (Class 348/180)
  • Patent number: 10645356
    Abstract: Visual effects such as bleach bypass, sepia tone conversion, cross processing, custom effects, and many others may be applied to video streams before they are displayed to viewers. In some examples, different visual effects may be applied to the same underlying video content, such as on a viewer-by-viewer basis or at other levels of granularity, thereby allowing certain particular visual effects to be targeted to particular viewers/devices. The visual effects may be applied by one or more of a content provider, a video streaming service, one or more viewers, or by other entities. The visual effects may be applied based at least in part on instructions from the provider, such as one or more tags, for example that may be issued via an interface provided by a video streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Martin Suhy, Kyle Roche
  • Patent number: 10638148
    Abstract: A video encoding/decoding system includes a video encoding device, and a video decoding device. The video encoding device includes an encoding circuit for encoding an image including a diagnostic image or a normal image. The video decoding device includes a decoding circuit for decoding the image encoded in the encoding circuit, a check signal generation circuit for generating a check signal of the decoded image, a storage circuit for storing the check signal generated by the check signal generation circuit, and a comparison circuit for comparing the check signal stored in the storage circuit with the check signal generated by the check signal generation circuit. The failure is detected by comparing the check signal including an expected value stored in the storage circuit with the check signal including a comparison value generated by the check signal generation circuit by processing the same image data a plurality of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Mochizuki, Toshiyuki Kaya, Hiroshi Ueda, Tetsuya Shibayama
  • Patent number: 10593295
    Abstract: A video quality comparison tool provides for direct visual perceptual comparison of video sequences. Two inputs are presented at the same position and size, with no-look user choice of which to see and easy back-and-forth comparison while the videos are playing, single-stepping, or paused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Krasimir D. Kolarov, Steven E. Saunders
  • Patent number: 10595026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decoding method for a bit stream that supports a plurality of layers. The decoding method may include receiving information on a set of video parameters that includes information on the plurality of layers, and parsing the set of video parameters to grasp information on the layers in the bit stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jung Won Kang, Ha Hyun Lee, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10587888
    Abstract: A video encoding/decoding system includes a video encoding device, and a video decoding device. The video encoding device includes an encoding circuit for encoding an image including a diagnostic image or a normal image. The video decoding device includes a decoding circuit for decoding the image encoded in the encoding circuit, a check signal generation circuit for generating a check signal of the decoded image, a storage circuit for storing the check signal generated by the check signal generation circuit, and a comparison circuit for comparing the check signal stored in the storage circuit with the check signal generated by the check signal generation circuit. The failure is detected by comparing the check signal including an expected value stored in the storage circuit with the check signal including a comparison value generated by the check signal generation circuit by processing the same image data a plurality of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Mochizuki, Toshiyuki Kaya, Hiroshi Ueda, Tetsuya Shibayama
  • Patent number: 10564540
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of using an equipment for manufacturing or using a mask or a display substrate; and the method includes: providing a master plate; setting, on the master plate, a plurality of measuring points corresponding to positions of the mask or the display substrate where a pixel position accuracy measurement is to be implemented, according to the mask or the display substrate to be measured; and placing the master plate in a coordinate system of the equipment, and measuring error values between the equipment and the master plate at the measuring points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiming Lin, Zhen Wang, Jian Zhang, Chun Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 10567849
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus to identify linear and non-linear media presentations are disclosed. An example method to determine whether a media presentation is a linear or a non-linear media presentation comprises generating a reference log comprising a first media identifier of first media and a time at which the first media was presented, accessing a media presentation log comprising a second media identifier of second media and a time at which the second media was presented, and determining whether the second media correspond to a linear media presentation or a non-linear media presentation by comparing the media presentation log to the reference log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventor: F. Gavin McMillan
  • Patent number: 10536757
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to synthesize reference media signatures based on constituent media signatures generated by metered media devices are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a collector to collect first constituent media signatures from a first media device that identify a first portion of media, a collector to collect second constituent media signatures from a second media device that identify a second portion of the media, and a synthesizer to combine the first constituent media signatures from the first media device and the second constituent media signatures from the second media device to form a reference media signature that represents the media, the reference media signature for comparison with third constituent media signatures collected from a third media device to detect consumption of the media at the third media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Albert T. Borawski, Daniel Nelson, Vinay Chauhan
  • Patent number: 10464483
    Abstract: An on-vehicle image processing device is provided. The on-vehicle image processing unit includes a signal conversion circuit arranged to convert an image signal acquired from an imaging unit into image data of a predetermined standard responding to an external command, and a control circuit arranged to acquire the image data, display an image of the imaging unit on a display unit through starting multiple modules in order, and perform data processing to the image. Upon a user performing a reversing operation, the control circuit starts a first module to display the image data acquired from the signal conversion circuit on the display unit as it is, and subsequently starts a second module to perform predetermined data processing to the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Itoh
  • Patent number: 10462878
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for implementing a television theater mode, including: detecting playback content played by a playback terminal in real time when the playback terminal is in a playing status; when detecting that the playback terminal is playing a video, detecting current statuses of theater sound equipment, lighting equipment, and a curtain; sending a sound-and-light control command to a theater sound system and a curtain control system based on the current statuses of the theater sound equipment and the curtain, to adjust a current playback environment as a sound-and-light environment of the television theater mode; reading the video resource being played, determining a video image brightness change based on the read video resource, and sending the sound-and-light control command to the lighting control system, to adjust brightness of the indoor lighting equipment based the video image brightness change. Further disclosed is an apparatus for implementing a television theater mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuan Wang, Zhaobin Wu, Jian Yang, Minghuo Yu
  • Patent number: 10444030
    Abstract: The present invention provides the ability to calibrate magnetic sensors for magnetic distortions caused by soft- and hard-iron magnetic interference without a use of any conventional means of magnetic calibration. The system utilizes data collected from an attached camera to track orientation changes during operation that are, then, used to calculate magnetic calibration parameters. The system embodiment allows for calibration to be performed as a background process while the system is in operation. Additionally, the system automatically corrects calibrations in applications where the interference characteristics of the object under measure change. Moreover, the system can be used with unknown absolute heading which may be estimated based on optical data at the same time with magnetometer auto-calibration as an extension to the estimation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Inertial Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Bogatsky, Oleg Nesterenko, James Marraccini, Peter Tewksbury
  • Patent number: 10439911
    Abstract: A receiver is configured to be coupled to a television and data service provider headend via a hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network. The receiver comprises front-end circuitry operable to receive a signal that carries a plurality of television and/or data channels, and digitize the received signal to generate a digitized signal. The receiver comprises channelizer circuitry operable to select a first portion of the digitized signal, and select a second portion of the digitized signal. The receiver comprises processing circuitry operable to process the selected second portion of the digitized signal to recover information carried in the plurality of channels. The receiver comprises monitoring circuitry operable to analyze the selected first portion of the digitized signal to measure a characteristic of the received signal; and control the transmission of network management messages back to the headend based on the measured characteristic of the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Gallagher, Patrick Tierney, Jun Huang
  • Patent number: 10412139
    Abstract: In a communication event via a network between a requesting user, operating a first user device, and a responding user, operating a second user device, each of the user devices captures a stream of audio data, transmits the captured stream of audio data to the other user device via the network for receiving thereat, and outputs, to its user, the audio stream received from the other user device. A video exchange function is initially suppressed for the communication event for both of the user devices. The first user device transmits to the second user device a request to stop suppressing video. If the responding user does not accept the request, the video exchange function continues to be suppressed for both of the user devices. If the responding user accepts the request, the video exchange function stops being suppressed for both of the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Streamsure Solutions Limited
    Inventor: James William Rands
  • Patent number: 10397469
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically or semi-automatically adjusts one or more image capturing parameters based on an image metric calculated from image data captured by the device. The device can be configured for processing image data captured by an on-board camera to determine the image metric, and to perform an automated adjustment action based on the determined value of the image metric. In some embodiments, the image metric is an image brightness metric upon which automated adjustment of a camera sensitivity parameter is based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Rong Yan, Liu Liu
  • Patent number: 10382753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a simplified pipeline for Sample Adaptive Offset (SAO) and Adaptive Loop Filtering (ALF) in the in-loop decoding of a video encoder and a video decoder. According to the present invention, filter parameter setting regions and filtering processing windows are aligned, to reduce the required amount of memory for parameter sets necessary for delayed filtering. This is preferably achieved by a displacement of the filter parameter setting regions with respect to LCU boundaries in at least one (preferably: vertical) or both vertical and horizontal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Semih Esenlik, Matthias Narroschke
  • Patent number: 10356145
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) streaming service using metadata of content are provided. The metadata of the content may be efficiently divided for a purpose of use of a terminal based on general media information or specific media information, and may be transmitted to the terminal. A group may include one or more representations of content. The metadata may include a group element, and the group element may provide a summary of attributes of one or more representations included in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAHUB, INC.
    Inventors: Truong Cong Thang, Jin Young Lee, Seong Jun Bae, Jung Won Kang, Soon Heung Jung, Sang Taick Park, Won Ryu
  • Patent number: 10349100
    Abstract: Video content is uploaded via the Internet to a video-on-demand (VOD) server identified by a title and a hierarchical address of categories and subcategories for categorizing the title. The VOD server converts and stores the video content at a storage address in a video content database linked to the title. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (EPG) using the same categories and subcategories as in its hierarchical address. Any TV subscriber can access the EPG and navigate through its categories and subcategories to find a title for viewing on the TV. This can enable many, new blogging or podcasting-like programs by popular “Hosts” to be self-published on the Internet and readily navigated for display on TV. The EPG can also store TV program addresses as bookmarks and allow them to be shared with other subscribers or with friends and contacts online by sending to their email addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Broadband iTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Diaz Perez
  • Patent number: 10349059
    Abstract: A method includes reducing, at an encoder, an encoding bit rate of video data in response to a first indication of available bandwidth for transmission of the encoded video data. The method includes reducing an encoding frame size of the video data in response to the encoding bit rate falling below a first threshold. The method also includes increasing the encoding bit rate in response to a second indication of the available bandwidth. The method further includes increasing the encoding frame size in response to the encoding bit rate rising above a second threshold. The second threshold is greater than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Charles F. Good
  • Patent number: 10339326
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the encryption of a device identifier using an identification property of a SoC. A unique identifier of a cable modem may be encrypted using a unique key or other unique property of a SoC associated with the cable modem. When an authentication process is initiated at the cable modem, the encrypted unique identifier of the cable modem may be decrypted using the unique key or other unique property of the SoC, thereby producing the unique identifier of the cable modem. The decrypted unique identifier of the cable modem may be output from the cable modem to an upstream controller during the authentication process. In embodiments, an obfuscation key may be used to encrypt and decrypt the unique identifier of the cable modem, and the obfuscation key may be generated using a unique identifier of the SoC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Ali Negahdar, Wade E. Carter
  • Patent number: 10319111
    Abstract: There is provided an image projection device including a camera, a projector configured to project an image, a camera calibration unit configured to perform calibration of the camera, a projector calibration unit configured to perform calibration of the projector, and an image correction unit configured to correct the image projected from the projector based on a result of the calibration. The projector calibration unit performs ray tracing of a known checker pattern on which structural light is projected by the projector, and estimates parameters by acquiring correspondence relation between a lattice point of the checker pattern and projector coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohsuke Kaji
  • Patent number: 10313734
    Abstract: Displaying video on a video display device is disclosed. A first video stream from a first video streaming source is displayed on the display device. A second video stream from a second video streaming source is processed on the display device without displaying the second video stream. Displaying the first video stream is ceased and instead the second video stream is displayed. Supporting operations on a video stream is also disclosed. At least one video chunk is received at a first granularity. A determination is made that an operation is to be performed at a different granularity. At least one video chunk is requested at the different granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Conviva Inc.
    Inventors: Ningning Hu, John W. Heffner, Mei-Hsuan Lu, Aditya Ravikumar Ganjam, Ion Stoica
  • Patent number: 10306220
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose systems and methods for testing and determining outages of communication systems. A server can receive signal-reception-related information from set-top boxes (STBs) in a particular geographical region, where a STB: receives signals having a predefined pattern, generates a comparison of the predefined pattern to reference patterns stored on the STB, generates the signal-reception-related information based on the comparison, and sends the signal-reception-related information. The server can determine an outage status for the particular geographical region based on the signal-reception-related information. The server can generate an output based on the outage status. The output is configured to provide information related to the outage status of the particular geographical region and information for possible responses related to the outage status. The server can send the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kian-Vine Chin, Woei-Shyang Yee, Wesley W. Huie, Gerard V. Talatinian, Christopher Yang, Heesoon E. Kim, Robert S. Greenwade
  • Patent number: 10291876
    Abstract: A method of power signal detection of set top boxes under test is disclosed. According to certain embodiments, detection of a failure mode of a set top box (STB) under test is based on video signal detection where the video signal is associated with multiple video output types and AC power outlet signal detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Contec, LLC
    Inventor: Rajeev Tiwari
  • Patent number: 10276076
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a Mura offset data input device, including a Mura offset chip, a first memory unit, a second memory unit, a connector and a control circuit, the Mura offset chip is connected to the first memory unit, the second memory unit and the connector, the connector and the first memory unit are connected, the connector and the second memory unit are connected by the control circuit, the first memory unit and the second memory unit both include two operative modes—an editable mode and a read-only mode, the control circuit is applied to control the first memory unit and the second memory unit that are in different modes, the connector is applied to transfer first data to the first memory unit when the first memory unit is editable, and transfer second data to the second memory unit by the Mura offset chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10269141
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to multistage camera calibration. An example embodiment includes a method. The method includes positioning a calibration target relative to a camera. The method also includes capturing a focused image of the calibration target. Further, the method includes determining one or more approximate locations of calibration points of the calibration target within the focused image of the calibration target. In addition, the method includes adjusting the focal length of the camera. Still further, the method includes capturing an unfocused image of the calibration target. Additionally, the method includes determining, based on the one or more approximate locations of calibration points of the calibration target within the focused image of the calibration target, one or more refined locations of calibration points of the calibration target within the unfocused image of the calibration target. Yet further, the method includes correcting for one or more optical aberrations within the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Gil Shotan
  • Patent number: 10271107
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to credit commercial broadcasts are disclosed. Example commercial crediting methods disclosed herein include accessing commercial crediting feed data corresponding to a monitored commercial. Disclosed example method also include, in response to determining the monitored commercial was distributed via a broadcast network and not a cable network, (1) comparing the commercial crediting feed data to media monitoring system data to identify a code included in a network feed to identify the monitored commercial, and (2) comparing the code to first lineup data to identify crediting data for the monitored commercial. Disclosed example methods additionally include storing the crediting data for the monitored commercial in a data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Narasimha Reddy Goli, Gangadhar Jakkula, Michael Allen Bivins, Thomas A. Potter, Venkata Lakshmi Kumar Pittu, Kevin J. Rini
  • Patent number: 10261404
    Abstract: A first projector device includes: a positional information obtaining unit that obtains first positional information of a second projector device and second positional information of a third projector device by obtaining positional information indicating a positional relationship with a communication partner through communication; a selection screen generating unit that generates a selection screen for selecting at least one from a plurality of the projector devices; and a projection unit that displays the selection screen. The selection screen generating unit determines, based on the first positional information and the second positional information, a first position where the second projector device is selectably displayed and a second position where the third projector device is selectably displayed on the selection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Okano, Munemasa Tatsukawa
  • Patent number: 10241316
    Abstract: A sample observation method includes an acquisition of for acquiring an electronic image of a sample, and a subtraction step of subtracting a DC component from a signal of the electronic image, and the acquisition step is performed in a state of bright-field observation, the electronic image at the subtraction step is an image acquired in a first predetermined state, and in the first predetermined state, at least a position of the sample and a in-focus position of an image forming optical system are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10194217
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus to identify linear and non-linear media presentations are disclosed An example method to determine whether a media presentation is a linear or a non-linear media presentation comprises generating a reference log comprising a first media identifier of first media and a time at which the first media was presented, accessing a media presentation log comprising a second media identifier of second media and a time at which the second media was presented, and determining whether the second media correspond to a linear media presentation or a non-linear media presentation by comparing the media presentation log to the reference log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventor: F. Gavin McMillan
  • Patent number: 10182248
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a video encoder generates an encoded bitstream representing a sequence of video frames including a keyframe. The encoder generates information for use by a decoder that receives the encoded bitstream to enable the decoder to generate display frames from a pre-keyframe video frame that is prior to the keyframe in the sequence of video frames. The encoded bitstream is sent to the decoder. In another embodiment, a video decoder receives from an encoder an encoded bitstream representing a sequence of video frames including a keyframe. The keyframe includes information to enable the decoder to generate display frames from a pre-keyframe video frame that was received prior to the keyframe in the sequence of video frames. The decoder generates display frames using the pre-keyframe video frame, information included with the keyframe and information included with an encoder-determined number of decoded frames subsequent to the keyframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul G. Bright-Thomas
  • Patent number: 10178142
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) streaming service using metadata of content are provided. The metadata of the content may be efficiently divided for a purpose of use of a terminal based on general media information or specific media information, and may be transmitted to the terminal. A group may include one or more representations of content. The metadata may include a group element, and the group element may provide a summary of attributes of one or more representations included in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAHUB
    Inventors: Truong Cong Thang, Jin Young Lee, Seong Jun Bae, Jung Won Kang, Soon Heung Jung, Sang Taick Park, Won Ryu
  • Patent number: 10171029
    Abstract: A device comprising a transparent window, an imaging unit, and a computing element coupled to said imaging unit, wherein said device is configured to allow soiling particles to accumulate on a surface of said transparent window, said imaging unit is configured to capture an image of said surface, and said computing element is configured to perform analysis of said image to determine a soiling level of said transparent window. Additionally, a method of performing said analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Gostein, William Stueve
  • Patent number: 10165335
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system involves a computing device receiving first closed-captioning data that corresponds to a first video-stream; the computing device receiving second closed-captioning data that corresponds to a second video-stream; the computing device making a determination that the received first closed-captioning data and the received second closed-captioning data lack a threshold extent of similarity; and responsive to the determination that the received first closed-captioning data and the received second closed-captioning data lack the threshold extent of similarity, the computing device outputting an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10148969
    Abstract: A video device for processing multi-layer video data includes a data storage medium configured to store the multi-layer video data and one or more processors configured to obtain the multi-layer video data; store the multi-layer video data in a file format; store representation format information for each operation point of the multi-layer video data in an operation points information (oinf) box for the file format; and generate a file of video data formatted according to the file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Fnu Hendry, Ye-Kui Wang
  • Patent number: 10129604
    Abstract: An analytic platform, article of manufacture, system, computer-readable medium, and method for selecting and inserting advertisements for delivery to a content viewing device. A plurality of advertising metrics are generated from data originating from a plurality of content viewing devices. Then, an advertisement is selected for presentation along with content directed to one of the content viewing devices, the advertisement being selected based on the advertising metrics. Once selected, the advertisement is added to the content for delivery to said one of the content viewing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alex Holtz, Charles Meyer
  • Patent number: 10110887
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed to a system and method for diagnosing display capabilities, such as resolution, frame rate, and content protection, of display devices and improving the performance of the display devices by optimizing the display settings based on the results of the diagnosing. Display diagnostics receives information from display devices in response to tests performed on the display devices. The display diagnostics analyzes the information and provides recommended display settings related to the display device for optimizing the display of video content on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Jason Silver, Wade Brown, Lloyd Klarke, Sukh Gosal, Ali Vassigh
  • Patent number: 10097790
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products which generate a Precision Time Protocol (PTP) timestamp associated with a first video frame of a serial digital interface (SDI) signal and insert the PTP timestamp into at least one of a Vertical Ancillary (VANC) data space and a Horizontal Ancillary (HANC) data space of the first video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Strein
  • Patent number: 10085073
    Abstract: Within an advertising buying platform, advertising buyers are able to direct advertising content to TV/OTT/VOD inventory that matches targeted market segments. The advertising buyers select from a list of available market segments, and the system pairs the market segments to an anonymous dataset of media consumers (using a database of hashed online IDs). The dataset of hashed online IDs is then mapped to external OEM IDs (such as from a Smart TV) via the functions of a hashed identity mapping method. This permits the advertiser to target advertising content to a population of TV viewers. Also described herein are methods of bidding on programmatic TV content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: VideoAmp, Inc.
    Inventors: Debajyoti Ray, Ross McCray, David Gullo, Jay Prasad
  • Patent number: 10084997
    Abstract: A deformable lens, deformable micro-mirror array, or combination thereof adjusts an image projected onto a screen to modify that image to compensate for small imperfections in the flatness of the surface the video is being projected onto. Initial calibration can be performed to create a screen profile, that is then used to adjust the optics to compensate for the detected screen anomalies. An initial grid projected onto the screen may be used for this purpose, with a high resolution camera imaging the grid and the perpendicularity, straightness and sharpness of the grid lines then being assessed by a processor to calculate the necessary optical modifications to modify the projected image such that the grid lines are straightened and aligned. In another embodiment a scanning laser is used to assess screen flatness and uniformity with pixel level precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10085015
    Abstract: A system configured to apply a human visual system model at one or more human visual system model settings to a reference video sequence and a distorted video sequence to determine a quality score of the distorted video sequence with respect to the reference video sequence is described. The human visual system model settings of the human visual system model are representative of at least one condition associated with an individual viewing the distorted video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ZPEG, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Westwater, Jeffrey S. Perry
  • Patent number: 10070124
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose systems and methods for testing and determining outages of communication systems. A server can receive signal-reception-related information from set-top boxes (STBs) in a particular geographical region, where a STB: receives signals having a predefined pattern, generates a comparison of the predefined pattern to reference patterns stored on the STB, generates the signal-reception-related information based on the comparison, and sends the signal-reception-related information. The server can determine an outage status for the particular geographical region based on the signal-reception-related information. The server can generate an output based on the outage status. The output is configured to provide information related to the outage status of the particular geographical region and information for possible responses related to the outage status. The server can send the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kian-Vine Chin, Woei-Shyang Yee, Wesley W. Huie, Gerard V. Talatinian, Christopher Yang, Heesoon E. Kim, Robert S. Greenwade
  • Patent number: 10038898
    Abstract: Method, device and computer program product for estimating quality of a video signal, wherein frames of the video signal are received at receiving means of the device, each frame comprising a plurality of blocks of pixels. A section of a first frame of the video signal, which is correctly received, is used to provide a concealed block for use in place of a block of a second frame of the video signal. A difference measure is determined indicative of a difference between at least some of the pixels surrounding the block in the second frame and the corresponding pixels surrounding the section in the first frame. The difference measure is used to estimate the quality of the second frame of the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pontus Carlsson, Andrei Jefremov, Sergey Silkin, David Zhao
  • Patent number: 10039206
    Abstract: Slidable electrical connection systems are described. An example system may include a compute component that may include a slide component and an elongate conductive structure disposed at an outer casing of the compute component. The slide component may permit the compute component to move linearly between an extended position and a stowed position. The elongate conductive structure is configured and positioned to engage with an electrical contact of a support surface to form an electrical connection. The electrical connection is maintained at least while the compute component is moved between the extended position and the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Max Jesse Wishman, Felipe Enrique Ortega Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10032406
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of eliminating OLED display panel Mura. The compensation gray scale which should be utilized is calculated according to the target brightnesses, the actual brightnesses, the present display gray scales of the respective sub pixels and the gamma value of the OLED display panel, and then the OLED display panel is made to show the present compensation gray scale captured at present to determine whether the preset condition of ending the calculation of the compensation gray scale is achieved, and if the preset condition of ending the calculation is not achieved, the actual brightness of the sub pixel at the compensation gray scale is captured to calculate again for obtaining the compensation gray scale which should be utilized next time, and the iterative computation does not stop until the preset condition of ending the calculation of the compensation gray scale is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yufan Deng
  • Patent number: 10019004
    Abstract: A device that detects an object includes a receiver that receives information about the object detected by a sensor, multiple circuits that detect the object by performing different detection processes, and a control circuit that controls the circuits. The control circuit detects whether the detection circuits are in an abnormal state, based on a change in a state of the circuits, when the control circuit detects that a first circuit of the circuits is in an abnormal state, the control circuit causes the first circuit to stop a detection process being performed by the first circuit and causes one or more circuits, other than the first circuit, to detect the object by causing the one or more circuits to stop performing detection processes performed by the one or more circuits, and to perform detection processes different from the detection processes being performed by the one or more circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Masaki Takahashi, Yasunori Ishii, Kazuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 9961342
    Abstract: Display device ON/OFF detection methods and apparatus are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include measuring, with a first sensor, a first temperature value associated with the media device. Example methods disclosed herein also include measuring, with a second sensor, a second temperature value corresponding to an ambient temperature in an environment including the media device. Example methods disclosed herein further include comparing the first temperature value to the second temperature value to make a first determination indicating whether the media device is ON or OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, Dan Nelson
  • Patent number: 9918061
    Abstract: System and method can support an image signal processing apparatus, such as a camera system. The image signal processing apparatus includes a processing device, such as a field programmable gate array (FPGA) device, which operates to receive one or more image data from an image sensor via an image data interface. The processing device can forward the received one or more image data to an image signal processor, wherein said image signal processor operates to compress the received one or more image data and save the compressed image data in a first storage medium. Furthermore, the processing device can export the received one or more image data to a second storage medium via a data communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiwei Liu, Qiang Zhang, Junping Ma
  • Patent number: 9894412
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting one or more advertisements broadcasted on a channel in real time includes a step of receiving a live feed, with the live feed being associated with a media content broadcast on the channel in real time. The method also includes a step of deriving one or more characteristics associated with one or more properties associated with the channel. The method also includes a step of analyzing the one or more characteristics associated with the one or more properties. There is also a step of matching the derived one or more characteristics associated with the one or more properties with the stored one or more characteristics associated with the one or more properties. The method also includes a step of detecting the one or more advertisements broadcasted on the channel in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Silveredge Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Debasish Mitra, Hitesh Chawla
  • Patent number: 9881495
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a duplication method is provided for a remote control operating in radio frequency and capable to remotely control an electrical device by the pressure of at least one control key or button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SICE TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luca Da Canal, Michele Romano
  • Patent number: 9883115
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of determining a whole-scene image by using multiple image-capturing devices, and the method has two main features including non-contact formation digital image method and the parallax elimination process for captured images. The former feature uses a concyclic fitting calculation to easily determine the locations and orientations of the image-capturing devices, so as to achieve the objective of assisting in capturing the whole-scene image. The latter feature can effectively improve the image quality, so as to effectively solve the problems in conventional technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chi-Hung Huang, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Wei-Chung Wang