Audio To Video Patents (Class 348/515)
  • Patent number: 10971121
    Abstract: A system for platform-independent visualization of audio content, in particular audio tracks utilizing a central computer system in communication with user devices via a computer network. The central system utilizes various algorithms to identify spoken content from audio tracks and selects visual assets associated with the identified content. Thereafter, a visualized audio track is available for users to listen and view. Audio tracks, for example Podcasts, may be segmented into topical audio segments based upon themes or topics, with segments from disparate podcasts combined into a single listening experience, based upon certain criteria, e.g., topics, themes, keywords, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Tree Goat Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kakoyiannis, Sherry Mills, Christoforos Lambrou, Vladimir Canic, Srdjan Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 10904692
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for an adaptive audio system that processes audio data comprising a number of independent monophonic audio streams. One or more of the streams has associated with it metadata that specifies whether the stream is a channel-based or object-based stream. Channel-based streams have rendering information encoded by means of channel name; and the object-based streams have location information encoded through location expressions encoded in the associated metadata. A codec packages the independent audio streams into a single serial bitstream that contains all of the audio data. This configuration allows for the sound to be rendered according to an allocentric frame of reference, in which the rendering location of a sound is based on the characteristics of the playback environment (e.g., room size, shape, etc.) to correspond to the mixer's intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Q. Robinson, Nicolas R. Tsingos, Christophe Chabanne
  • Patent number: 10880587
    Abstract: Virtual Reality (VR) processing devices and methods are provided for transmitting user feedback information comprising at least one of user position information and user orientation information, receiving encoded audio-video (A/V) data, which is generated based on the transmitted user feedback information, separating the A/V data into video data and audio data corresponding to a portion of a next frame of a sequence of frames of the video data to be displayed, decoding the portion of a next frame of the video data and the corresponding audio data, providing the audio data for aural presentation and controlling the portion of the next frame of the video data to be displayed in synchronization with the corresponding audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC, ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Gabor Sines, Khaled Mammou, David Glen, Layla A. Mah, Rajabali M. Koduri, Bruce Montag
  • Patent number: 10880659
    Abstract: There is provided a system (100) comprising an audio streaming device (102) having an audio streaming device receiver (104) arranged for receiving a first audio signal (106) comprising a first audio content and a second audio signal (108) comprising a second audio content, the system furthermore comprising a memory device (110) arranged for storing a user defined setting (112), a processor (114) arranged for providing an output audio signal (116), said output audio signal comprising a combination of the first audio content, and the second audio content, wherein the output audio signal comprises a ratio of a level of the first audio content and a level of the second audio content, and the ratio is determined based on the user defined setting (112), and wherein the system is further comprising a system transmitter (118) arranged for wirelessly transmitting the output audio signal (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind Pedersen, Povl Koch, David Thorn Blix, Matias Tofteby Bach
  • Patent number: 10848801
    Abstract: A reception side can easily recognize that metadata is inserted into an audio stream. A container of a predetermined format including an audio stream into which metadata is inserted is transmitted. Identification information indicating that the metadata is inserted into the audio stream is inserted into a layer of the container. At the reception side, it is possible to easily recognize that the metadata is inserted into the audio stream and acquire the metadata reliably without waste by performing the process of extracting the metadata inserted into the audio stream based on the recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10841359
    Abstract: A media application is disclosed. The media application provides a playback of a media item that includes a video portion and an audio portion. The media application stops the playback of the video portion of the media item while continuing to provide the audio portion of the media item. The media application resumes the playback of the video portion of the media item in synchronization with the audio portion being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Oliver John Woodman, Matt Doucleff
  • Patent number: 10805665
    Abstract: A device configured to determine a time on a progress bar and to identify a timestamp in the video timing map based on the time on the progress bar. The device is further configured to identify a source scene identifier corresponding with the identified timestamp and to play a video scene corresponding with the identified source scene identifier. The device is further configured to identify a first animation identifier corresponding with the identified timestamp and to play a first animation associated with the first animation identifier. The device is further configured to determine that the first animation identifier is present in the audio sample buffer, to identify an audio sample associated with the first animation identifier, and to play the identified audio sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Shankar Sangoli
  • Patent number: 10805658
    Abstract: Provided herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for synchronizing playback of audio and video associated with a content, such as a movie or TV show. Also provided herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for coordinating devices in a whole home entertainment system that includes a wireless network, to improve collective utilization of the wireless network and thereby enhance user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Ilya Asnis, Anthony John Wood
  • Patent number: 10805663
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for detecting synchronization errors between audio and video signals. Scene changes may be detected based on anchor frames. Offsets between a scene change in a video signal and a reduced audio level or burst of high audio level in the audio signal may indicate a synchronization error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Rekstad
  • Patent number: 10764620
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure provide for dynamic delay equalization of related media signals in a media transport system. Methods include receiving a plurality of related media signals, transporting the related media signals along different media paths, calculating uncorrected propagation delays for the media paths, and delaying each of the related media signals by an amount related to the difference between the longest propagation delay (of the uncorrected propagation delays) and the uncorrected propagation delay of the related media signal/media path. Calculating the uncorrected propagation delays and delaying the related media signals may be performed in response to a change to the propagation delay of at least one of the related media signals/media paths. Additionally or alternatively, calculating the uncorrected propagation delays and delaying the related media signals may be performed while transporting the related media signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Biamp Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Gurfinkel, Michael K. Davis, Charles H. Van Dusen
  • Patent number: 10748390
    Abstract: A method or system that receives input media including at least video data in which a video event within the video data is detected. Related data that is associated with the detected video event is collected and one or more feature parameters are configured based on the collected related data. The type of video event is determining and a set of feature parameters is selected based on the type of video event. A haptic effect is then automatically generated based on the selected set of feature parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: Liwen Wu
  • Patent number: 10694243
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to identify media based on watermarks across different audio streams and/or different watermarking techniques are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a watermark detector to detect a first watermark embedded in a first audio stream associated with media and to detect a second watermark embedded in a second audio stream associated with the media. The second audio stream is different than the first audio stream. The example apparatus includes a watermark analyzer to compare first media identifying information in the first watermark with second media identifying information in the second watermark. The example apparatus also includes a media detection event controller to associate the first and second watermarks with a media detection event when the first media identifying information is consistent with the second media identifying information. The example apparatus further includes a transmitter to transmit the media detection event to a data collection facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Justin Fahnestock, Ronan Heffernan, Muhammad Amir, Wes Kercher, Scott Barraclough, John Kistenmacher
  • Patent number: 10650862
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a first action at a first time during a first presentation of video content of a multimedia stream. The first action is coincident with a visual aspect of an event observable in the video content. A second action is detected at a second time during a second presentation of audio content of an audio stream, wherein the second action is coincident with an audible aspect of the event observable in a the second presentation of the audio content. A time difference is determined between the first time and the second time, wherein the first presentation of the video content and the second presentation of the audio content are synchronized based on the time difference. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wayne R. Heinmiller, Carol S. Gruchala, Dianna Tiliks
  • Patent number: 10623789
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for measuring quality of multimedia delivery to a client are presented. A method includes operations for embedding video markers in a video stream of a multimedia stream, and embedding audio markers in an audio stream of the multimedia stream. The video stream and the audio stream are then transmitted separately to the client. Further, video markers received at the client are extracted from the transmitted video stream, and audio markers received at the client are extracted from the transmitted audio stream. A measure of the audio-video synchronization quality is obtained by determining a quantifiable time difference between the video stream and the audio stream received at the client, where the quantifiable time difference is calculated based on the extracted video markers and the extracted audio markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Andrew Spracklen, Banit Agrawal, Rishi Bidarkar
  • Patent number: 10607479
    Abstract: A remote control framework enables a plurality of target devices to be controlled by a plurality of remote control devices irrespective of bearer types. In a preferred embodiment any target device may also act as a control device and any control device may also act as a target device. The framework also enables any application running on any target device to be controlled by any controller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Sian James, Neal Harris, John Turner, Tim Howes
  • Patent number: 10535371
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for video summarization, based on speaker segmentation and clustering, to identify persons and scenes of interest. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes extracting audio content from a video stream and detecting one or more segments of the audio content that include the voice of a single speaker. The method also includes grouping the one or more detected segments into an audio cluster associated with the single speaker and providing a portion of the audio cluster to a user. The method further includes receiving an indication from the user that the single speaker is a person of interest. Segments of interest are then extracted from the video stream, where each segment of interest is associated with a scene that includes the person of interest. The extracted segments of interest are then combined into a summarization video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gokcen Cilingir, Narayan Biswal
  • Patent number: 10499178
    Abstract: There is provided a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a visualization of a three-dimensional (3D) position for each audio object of a plurality of audio objects in a first mix of an object-based audio of a media content, the visualization corresponding to a timeline of the media content, receive a second mix of the object-based audio of the media content, and play the second mix of the object-based audio of the media content using an audio playback system while displaying the visualization of the 3D position for each of the plurality of audio objects of the first mix of the object-based audio on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Arana
  • Patent number: 10477339
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for an adaptive audio system that processes audio data comprising a number of independent monophonic audio streams. One or more of the streams has associated with it metadata that specifies whether the stream is a channel-based or object-based stream. Channel-based streams have rendering information encoded by means of channel name; and the object-based streams have location information encoded through location expressions encoded in the associated metadata. A codec packages the independent audio streams into a single serial bitstream that contains all of the audio data. This configuration allows for the sound to be rendered according to an allocentric frame of reference, in which the rendering location of a sound is based on the characteristics of the playback environment (e.g., room size, shape, etc.) to correspond to the mixer's intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Q. Robinson, Nicolas R. Tsingos, Christophe Chabanne
  • Patent number: 10469750
    Abstract: A method is provided for embedding motion data of an object collected by an inertial measurement unit that is attached to the object into a video file that includes video frames of the object in motion captured by a video recording device. The video file has a predefined video file format that is configured to include metadata that is storable at predefined time intervals of the video file. The method operates by capturing video frames of an object in motion and simultaneously collecting motion data of the object, storing the captured video frames in the video file, and storing the collected motion data, converting the motion data to the metadata, and inserting the metadata into one or more time intervals of the video file, wherein the metadata in each time interval includes the metadata for a plurality of successive or preceding video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BioForce Analytics LLC
    Inventors: Eric L. Canfield, Scott J. Soma, Brandon T. Fanti, Vineeth Voruganti, Daniel J. Gao, Aron Sun, Ryan M. LaRue, Saahas S. Yechuri
  • Patent number: 10461872
    Abstract: A networked system is provided for transporting digital media packets, such as audio and video. The network includes network devices interconnected to send and receive packets. Each network device can receive and transmit media signals from media devices. A master clock generates a system time signal that the network devices use, together with a network time protocol to generate a local clock signal synchronized to the system time signal for both rate and offset. The local clock signal governs both the rate and offset of the received or transmitted media signals. The system, which can be implemented using conventional network equipment enables media signals to be transported to meet quality and timing requirements for high quality audio and video reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Audinate Pty Limited
    Inventors: Aidan Williams, Varuni Witana
  • Patent number: 10455050
    Abstract: In one approach, a server computer receives a playlist from a first client computer, wherein the playlist identifies a plurality of media assets and includes synchronization information that specifies how to present the plurality of media assets as a synchronized media presentation. The server computer receives a request from the first client computer to share the playlist with a second client computer. The server computer causes the plurality of media assets to be deposited in a client storage accessible to the second client computer. The server computer sends the playlist to the second client computer. The second client computer presents the synchronized media presentation based on the plurality of media assets deposited in the client storage and the synchronization information of the playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: QWIRE INC.
    Inventors: Leigh B. Roberts, Jr., Jonathan Louis Ehrlich, Scott Freiman
  • Patent number: 10425678
    Abstract: A system for providing group performance using a set of client devices. The time frame of reference of individual client devices of the set of client devices can be synchronized to the host time frame of reference. The individual client devices may effectuate the presentation of the content of the group performance predetermined points in time with respect to the host time frame of reference. Audio and/or visual content of the content provided by the individual client devices is based on the real-world location of the individual client devices. The content provided can be monitored to check if the content is presented at the predetermined points in time. The content provided is adjusted such that the content is provided at the more predetermined points in time. The presentation of the content in a synchronized manner results in the group performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Hellam, Mohammad Poswal, Malcolm E. Murdock
  • Patent number: 10390109
    Abstract: An example method comprises receiving, at a first digital device, video data, scanning video content of the video data for visual transitions within the video content between consecutive frames of the video data, each transition indicating significant visual transitions relative to other frames of the video data, timestamping each visual transition and create a first set of temporal video fingerprints, identifying items of metadata to be associated with the video data, identifying a location within the video data using the temporal video fingerprints for the identified items of metadata, generating a metadata index identifying each item of metadata and a location for each item of metadata relative to the video data using at least one of the temporal video fingerprints, and transmitting, at the first digital device, the video data, the first set of temporal video fingerprints, and the metadata index to a different digital device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Crystal Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Alan David Young, Dimitri Felixovich Tarassenko, Roger James Franklin
  • Patent number: 10390061
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure provide for dynamic delay equalization of related media signals in a media transport system. Methods include receiving a plurality of related media signals, transporting the related media signals along different media paths, calculating uncorrected propagation delays for the media paths, and delaying each of the related media signals by an amount related to the difference between the longest propagation delay (of the uncorrected propagation delays) and the uncorrected propagation delay of the related media signal/media path. Calculating the uncorrected propagation delays and delaying the related media signals may be performed in response to a change to the propagation delay of at least one of the related media signals/media paths. Additionally or alternatively, calculating the uncorrected propagation delays and delaying the related media signals may be performed while transporting the related media signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BIAMP SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Gurfinkel, Michael K. Davis, Charles H. Van Dusen
  • Patent number: 10313722
    Abstract: Techniques are described for synchronizing audio content and video content when server-side fragment insertion techniques are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Searl, Yongjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10290322
    Abstract: An audio and video synchronizing perceptual model is described that is based on how a person perceives audio and/or video (e.g., how the brain processes sound and/or visual content). The relative emotional impact associated with different audio portions may be employed to determine transition points to facilitate automatic synchronization of audio data to video data to create a production that achieves a particular overall emotional effect on the listener/viewer. Various processing techniques of the perceptual model may utilize perceptual characteristics within the audio portions to determine a transition point for automatic synchronization with video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Merrill
  • Patent number: 10287032
    Abstract: The present application relates to a gimbal configured to mount a photographing device. The gimbal includes a main body, a mounting shaft connected to the main body and a base disposed on the mounting shaft. The base is configured to fasten the photographing device. The gimbal further includes a fixing plate disposed on the base and a circuit board mounted between the fixing plate and the base. The circuit board is provided with a USB input interface and a USB output interface. The USB input interface is configured to form a data transmission connection to the photographing device. The USB output interface is configured to be connected to an external storage device. The present application further relates to an image photographing apparatus including the foregoing gimbal and an unmanned aerial vehicle including the foregoing image photographing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengli Zhang, Fazhan Chen
  • Patent number: 10178345
    Abstract: Media device systems and methods synchronize video content with audio content presented by a plurality of wireless audio headsets. In an exemplary embodiment, a first time delay corresponds to a first duration of time between communication of the audio content from the media device and presentation of the audio content by a first wireless audio headset. A second time delay corresponds to a second duration of time between communication of the audio content from the media device and presentation of the audio content by a second wireless audio headset, wherein the first time delay is greater than the second time delay. Video content communicated to a display is delayed by the first time delay. Audio content communicated to the second wireless audio headset is delayed by a time delay difference between the first time delay and the second time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gregory Greene, David Innes
  • Patent number: 10171710
    Abstract: In order to eliminate timing offset between reproduction devices when a content transmitted from a distribution device is received and reproduced by a plurality of reproduction devices, data (SCR) indicating the elapsed time from the start of the content, generated by counting clock pulses, and data (FCR) indicating a frame number generated by counting the number of frames reproduced by a decoder (54) are transmitted by the distribution device, and a clock generation unit (103) in each reproduction device is controlled so that data (STC) indicating the elapsed time and data (FTC) indicating the frame number, which are generated in the same manner by each reproduction device, match the transmitted data (SCR, FCR). Synchronization between reproduction devices can thereby be established even when, in a state in which a content is being reproduced by one reproduction device, another reproduction device subsequently connects to the distribution device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiji Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10158906
    Abstract: System and method for flexible video construction, particularly of a personalized video clip which provides instructions to a viewer with regard to health and wellness. An ordered list of video input files is chained together, to create a single output video file using a chosen container. Timestamp values are tracked, to ensure synchronization of multiple joined clips, optionally using adjustments of the audio channel or the video channel. A video construction server utilizes information from multiple sources, to construct the video clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TELESOFIA MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Rami Cohen, Tzvi Rotshtein, Danny Ben Shitrit
  • Patent number: 10142679
    Abstract: A content processing apparatus is provided. The content processing apparatus includes output circuitry configured to output a content, communication circuitry configured to communicate with a server, and a processor configured to extract, from the content, first characteristic information and second characteristic information of a different type from the first characteristic information, to control the communication circuitry to transmit the extracted first characteristic information to the server, and in response to receiving a plurality of matching information corresponding to the transmitted first characteristic information, to control the output circuitry to output matching information corresponding to the second characteristic information extracted from the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang-hyun Koh
  • Patent number: 10142585
    Abstract: System and methods for synchronizing supplemental media content to media content being provided by a different content source. The systems and methods may identify media content from user input, and determine a plurality of associated supplementary media. By monitoring and interpreting a data stream containing information about the primary media content, the systems and methods may interpret indicia of content ceasing and resuming and similarly cease and resume playback of the supplemental media in response, preserving the synchronicity of the multiple content sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: David D. Chung
  • Patent number: 10102723
    Abstract: A method or system that receives input media including at least video data in which a video event within the video data is detected. Related data that is associated with the detected video event is collected and one or more feature parameters are configured based on the collected related data. The type of video event is determining and a set of feature parameters is selected based on the type of video event. A haptic effect is then automatically generated based on the selected set of feature parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Liwen Wu
  • Patent number: 10034036
    Abstract: In one example, a client device interacting with a streaming application server may synchronize an audio stream to a corresponding video stream. The client streaming device may have an audio channel to receive a current audio packet of an audio stream from a streaming application server. The client streaming device may have a video channel to receive a current video packet of a video stream from the streaming application server. The client streaming device may execute a media synchronization module to synchronize the audio stream to the video stream by measuring a video display time change for the video stream describing a video delay between generating video data at the streaming application server and displaying the video data at the streaming client device to a user. The client streaming device may execute an audio adjustment module to adjust an audio presentation time for the audio stream indicating when a subsequent audio packet is played to the user based on the video display time change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Nallapeta Subramanya, Michael Lacher, Quinn Damerell, Ivan Mladenov
  • Patent number: 10021276
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for processing a video, an electronic device and a storage medium. The method includes the followings. A target recognition is performed to A first video segments and B first speech segments to obtain M second video segments and N second speech segments. A speech processing is performed to the N second speech segments to obtain N target speech text files. First representation information is extracted from the M second video segments to obtain Q pieces of first representation information. A second sound matched with the target character is determined according to the Q pieces of first representation information. The second sound is merged with the N target speech text files to obtain N target speech segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hanwen Chang
  • Patent number: 9998703
    Abstract: Media device systems and methods synchronize video content with audio content presented by a plurality of wireless audio headsets. In an exemplary embodiment, a first time delay corresponds to a first duration of time between communication of the audio content from the media device and presentation of the audio content by a first wireless audio headset. A second time delay corresponds to a second duration of time between communication of the audio content from the media device and presentation of the audio content by a second wireless audio headset, wherein the first time delay is greater than the second time delay. Video content communicated to a display is delayed by the first time delay. Audio content communicated to the second wireless audio headset is delayed by a time delay difference between the first time delay and the second time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gregory Greene, David Innes
  • Patent number: 9972359
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to providing video transitions. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a soundtrack. The method further includes determining one or more sound characteristics of the soundtrack. The method further includes determining at least one target portion of the soundtrack based on the one or more sound characteristics. The method further includes receiving one or more video clips. The method further includes adjusting a length of one or more of the video clips based on one or more adjusting policies. The method further includes combining the one or more video clips with the soundtrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ryan James Lothian, Richard Zarek Cohen
  • Patent number: 9961392
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, apparatus and a system of synchronizing audio with video. A receiving device receives a video signal embedded with a video sync signal and an audio signal embedded with an audio sync signal provided by a sending device; searches for the video sync signal in the video signal, searches for the audio sync signal in the audio signal; and processes the video signal and the audio signal according to a time when the video sync signal occurs in the video signal and a time when the audio sync signal occurs in the audio signal to make the processed audio signal synchronized with the processed video signal during playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Jiawen Huang
  • Patent number: 9922659
    Abstract: Several embodiments include a remote tracker for a videography drone. The remote tracker can include a spatial information sensor and a microphone configured to capture audio data surrounding the remote tracker. The remote tracker can also include a logic control component configured to decorate the audio data with location-based metadata or temporal metadata. A network interface of the remote tracker can communicate with the videography drone, including streaming the audio data captured by the microphone to the videography drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LR Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Henry W. Bradlow, Antoine Balaresque
  • Patent number: 9886980
    Abstract: A device may communicate a delay request value to downstream devices in order to synchronize A/V streams. For example, rather than adding the delay required to synchronize audio and video streams, an A/V splitter may instead communicate to downstream devices, asking them to add the amount of delay desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Yarygin, Taliaferro Smith
  • Patent number: 9871992
    Abstract: A content output apparatus, methods for controlling a content apparatus, and a mobile apparatus are provided. The content output apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive content, a display configured to output a video signal of the content, a speaker configured to output an audio signal of the content, a communicator configured to transmit the audio signal to at least one external speaker, and a controller configured to determine whether the audio signal is related to the video signal, and display a user interface screen for inducing a selection of an output mode which transmits the audio signal to the at least one external speaker with a communication method corresponding to the determination result among a plurality of output modes via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung-keuk Lim, Se-hyoung Park, Sang-bum Sung
  • Patent number: 9848215
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for identifying and presenting users with multi-lingual media content items are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Marcel Phillip Gordon
  • Patent number: 9848230
    Abstract: A video display device is provided. A receiving unit obtains an uncompressed audio and video content. A display unit displays the uncompressed audio and video content. A content recognition configuration management unit extracts a first characteristic information corresponding to a first characteristic information type from the uncompressed audio and video content, receives a first response to a first query which includes the first characteristic information, determines a second characteristic information type based on the first response, extracts a second characteristic information corresponding to the second characteristic information type from the uncompressed audio and video content, and receives a second response to a second query which includes the second characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungjoo An, Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon, Jinwon Lee, Jinpil Kim, Donghyun Kang, Jang Hun Bae
  • Patent number: 9813173
    Abstract: The time signal verification and distribution device disclosed herein verifies and distributes a time signal to consuming devices. The device determines a time quality status of a first and second time signal, calculates a difference between a first and a second time signal, and compares the difference to a predetermined threshold. Based on the time quality status and the comparison, the time signal verification and distribution device distributes a time signal to a plurality of time signal consuming devices. Exceeding the predetermined threshold may indicate a spoofing attack or other problem with the time signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Shankar V. Achanta, Srinivas Achanta, David E. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 9792127
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an operating unit that receives an input in response to a user operation and that runs under a first operating system; and a main body that runs under a second operating system and operates in response to the input received by the operating unit. The main body includes a generation unit that generates a command to direct rendering of a screen corresponding to an application being executed, and a command transmission control unit that provides control to transmit the command to the operating unit. The operating unit includes a receiving unit that receives the command from the main body, a screen rendering unit that renders the screen in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit, a display unit that displays the screen rendered by the screen rendering unit, and a reboot unit that reboots the operating unit in asynchronization with the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoh Masuyama, Tadashi Nagata, Keisuke Iwasa
  • Patent number: 9742827
    Abstract: A content delivery system provides packet-level ratings of media content for use by client devices in rendering the media content thereon. A client device can store a permission level and compare the permission level with respective rating levels included in received media packets. The media content within the received media packets is rendered on the client device on the condition that the permission level compares favorably with the associated rating level and blocked on the condition that the permission level compares unfavorably with the associated rating level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ranjan Sharma, Shengqiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9692945
    Abstract: An invention for measuring, maintaining and correcting synchronization between signals which suffer varying relative delays during transmission and/or storage is shown. The present invention teaches measuring the relative delay between a plurality of signals which have suffered differing delays due to transmission, storage or other processing. The preferred embodiment of the invention includes the use of a marker which is generated in response to a second signal and combined with a first signal in a manner which ensures that the marker will not be lost in the expected processing of the first signal. Subsequently a first delayed marker is generated in response to the marker associated with or recovered from the first signal, and a second delayed marker is generated from the second signal. The first delayed marker and second delayed marker are compared to determine a measure of the relative timing or delay between said first signal and said second signal at said subsequent time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Cascades AV LLC
    Inventor: James Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9661372
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a communication interface configured to communicate with an external device which is configured to provide video data; a user interface configured to control based on a user input; a processor configured to process the video data, which is received in the communication interface, to be displayed as an image on the display; a controller configured to perform control to extract a text for a plurality of respective processing regions which are set up to have a plurality of same coordinates as a designated region with regard to each video frame based on the processed video data after a point of time in response to a partial region being designated by the user interface within a displayed video frame on the display, and apply a preset process to the extracted text in sync with each video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-woo Park, Oh-yun Kwon
  • Patent number: 9626985
    Abstract: Audio processing methods and apparatus are provided. An audio processing method may include: receiving audio data packets; buffering the audio data packets to a buffer; reading the audio data packets from the buffer and playing the audio data packets; accumulating an actual total playing time length and a total sampling time length of the audio data packets that currently have been read from the buffer and have been played; and suspending reading and playing, when a sum of sampling time lengths of audio data packets that are buffered and unread in the buffer is less than or equal to a first threshold, until a sum of sampling time lengths of the audio data packets in the buffer that are unread is greater than or equal to a current network jitter estimated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Muyong Cao, Junming Li, Xingping Long, Guangfa Li
  • Patent number: 9615187
    Abstract: Audio signal verification methods and apparatus for video/audio production equipment are disclosed. An audio signal and a video signal are input into production equipment. The audio signal has one or more known frequencies, and the video signal has a known video frame to which the audio signal is to be synchronized by the equipment. Based on the known frequency or frequencies and a frequency or frequencies of an output audio signal that is output by the equipment with the video frame, a determination can be made as to whether the output audio signal corresponds to the input audio signal. Respective values could be assigned to a number of frequencies, to enable values to be encoded in the input audio signal. The correspondence determination could then be made based on whether the values encoded by frequencies in the output audio signal match the values encoded in the input audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Ross Video Limited
    Inventors: Benoit Gatien, Troy David English