Combining Plural Sources Patents (Class 348/584)
  • Patent number: 11516557
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving image recognition by using information from sensor data. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving one or more sensor records, the sensor records representing timestamped sensor data collected by a sensor recording device; selecting an event based on the sensor records; identifying a time associated with the event; retrieving a plurality of timestamped video frames; synchronizing the sensor records and the video frames, wherein synchronizing the sensor records and the video frames comprises synchronizing the timestamped sensor data with individual frames of the timestamped video frames according to a common timeframe; and selecting a subset of video frames from the plurality of timestamped video frames based on the selected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: AlpineReplay, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Lokshin, Anatole M. Lokshin, Claire Louise Roberts-Thomson
  • Patent number: 11503256
    Abstract: An object feature visualization system is disclosed. The system may include a computing device that generates video-mapped images to project onto physical objects. The video-mapped images may include features to be projected onto the objects. The projection of a video-mapped image onto the physical object allows for the visualization of the feature on the object. In some examples, the computing device receives a feature selection for a particular object, and generates a video-mapped image with the selected feature to provide to a projector to project the video-mapped image onto the physical object. In some examples, a user is able to select one or more features for one or more objects of a room display via a user interface. The system then projects video-mapped images with the selected features onto the physical objects. The system may allow a user to save feature selections, and to purchase or request additional information about objects with selected features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Material Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Adam I. Sandow
  • Patent number: 11445163
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining a target image are provided. The system includes: a floodlight illumination source configured to provide illumination of a first wavelength for a target area; a first acquisition camera configured to acquire a target floodlight image of the first wavelength of the target area; a structured light projector configured to project a structured light image of a second wavelength to the target area; a second acquisition camera configured to acquire the structured light image of the target area; and a processor, connected to the floodlight illumination source, the first acquisition camera, the structured light projector, and the second acquisition camera, and configured to: acquire the target floodlight image and the structured light image; recognize a foreground target in the floodlight image; and extract a target structured light image based on a relative position relationship between the first acquisition camera and the second acquisition camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Orbbec Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Xu, Lianghong Zhong, Xu Chen
  • Patent number: 11336911
    Abstract: Provided is an image data processing method for preventing decrease of a decoding processing capability of an image processing device even if the image processing device is included in a game machine on which many moving pictures having low resolutions are displayed. First, decoding processing is designed (step S1). For example, it is designed in such a manner that a moving picture X is singly processed and that a moving picture Y and a moving picture Z having low vertical resolutions can be combined together to be subjected to decoding processing. Subsequently, each of the moving picture X, the moving picture Y, and the moving picture Z is encoded (step S2). Next, encoded data of the moving picture X is singly decoded, and the moving picture X is restored and displayed on a display unit of the image processing device at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AXELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Morishige, Kazuki Kyakuno, Wataru Yokozeki
  • Patent number: 11335013
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for pre-processing image data before 3D object tracking includes, in at least one aspect, a method including: receiving, at a first computer, image frames from a camera; identifying, by the first computer, locations of interest in the image frames; finding sequences of the locations, wherein each of the sequences satisfies a motion criterion for locations identified in at least three image frames from the camera; and sending output data for the sequences of the locations to a second computer for processing the sequences in the output data by interpolating between specified 2D positions in specific image frames for the sequences, using timestamps of the specific image frames, to produce a virtual 2D position at a predetermined point in time, which is usable for constructing a 3D track of a ball in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Topgolf Sweden AB
    Inventors: Daniel Forsgren, Stein Norheim
  • Patent number: 11329937
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for identifying a non-focus area of a content item and overlaying another content item onto the non-focus area. A first content item is received. The first content item includes a plurality of frames. A non-focus area of first frame of the first content item is identified. A second content item is overlaid onto the non-focus area of the first frame of the first content. A different non-focus area of a second frame of the second frame of the first content item. As such, the methods and systems provide for additional content that fits into non-focus portions of the content without obscuring portions of the content intended, for example, to attract attention of an audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11307744
    Abstract: A billboard which is formed as a dasher board (600) and adapted for use in a video content replacement system (400) is described. The dasher board (600) comprises at least one non-visible radiation source (604) arranged to emit non-visible radiation toward a light guide plate (602). The light guide plate (602) is arranged to distribute the non-visible radiation over the light guide plate (602) and radiate the non-visible radiation away from the dasher board (600). An area of the light guide plate (602) over which non-visible light is distributed from is correlated to an area of the dasher board (600) which is to be replaced in the video content replacement system (400). There is also described is a billboard (700) similarly adapted for use in a video content replacement system (400) and which comprises an electronic display, as well as a method of retrofitting an existing billboard (10) ready for use in a video content replacement system (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Supponor OY
    Inventor: Vesa Suontama
  • Patent number: 11302038
    Abstract: A system for providing an augmented reality experience, including: a processor with a network connection; a display; and a camera, wherein the processor is configured to: read a first QR code from a user device using the camera; send a session identifier extracted from the QR code to a server; receive user input from a user device selecting individuals; select media content from a media library based on the received user input; combine live content of the user from the camera with the media content; display the combined content on the display; capture an image of the combined medial content and live content on the display; and output the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BRIGHTLINE INTERACTIVE, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Muendel, Tyler Gates, Jason Powers
  • Patent number: 11228706
    Abstract: An imagery processing system obtains capture inputs from capture devices that might have capture parameters and characteristics that differ from those of a main imagery capture device. By normalizing outputs of those capture devices, potentially arbitrary capture devices could be used for reconstructing portions of a scene captured by the main imagery capture device when reconstructing a plate of the scene to replace an object in the scene with what the object obscured in the scene. Reconstruction could be of one main image, a stereo pair of images, or some number, N, of images where N>2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: WETA DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Kimball D. Thurston, III, Peter M. Hillman
  • Patent number: 11228707
    Abstract: An imagery processing system determines alternative pixel color values for pixels of captured imagery where the alternative pixel color values are obtained from alternative sources. A main imagery capture device, such as a camera, captures main imagery such as still images and/or video sequences, of a live action scene. Alternative devices capture imagery of the live action scene, in some spectra and form, and that alternative imagery is processed to provide user-selectable alternatives for pixel ranges from the main imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: WETA DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Kimball D. Thurston, III, Peter M. Hillman
  • Patent number: 11223810
    Abstract: The invention discloses a color balance method and device, an on-board equipment and a storage medium. The color balance method comprises the following steps of: acquiring a plurality of images of a plurality of regions in different directions around a vehicle from a plurality of cameras installed on the vehicle, wherein adjacent regions in the plurality of regions overlap each other; determining overlapping areas of the plurality of images based on overlapping areas of the adjacent regions; calculating an adjustment coefficient of the plurality of images on a color channel, and judging whether the adjustment coefficient is valid or not according to a preset threshold value; if the adjustment coefficient is invalid, setting the adjustment coefficient as a default value; and then adjusting the plurality of images according to the adjustment coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Black Sesame Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Wenxue Li
  • Patent number: 11206440
    Abstract: Creating a customized channel of content. A cloud infrastructure receives digital content, such as television show, advertisement, and the like, transmitted over an Internet Protocol (IP) network from a local broadcaster or channel owner. A plurality of formatted versions of the digital content is stored in a content repository in the cloud infrastructure. Each of the plurality of formatted versions differs from the others based on one or more of: an encoded bit rate, resolution, and frame rate; each of the plurality of formatted versions are aligned at a same fragment boundary. A manifest manipulator, deployed in the cloud infrastructure, creates the customized channel by selecting a particular sequence of fragments stored in the content repository and transmitting the particular sequence of fragments on the customized channel. The customized channel may be transmitted via a plurality of different propagation mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventors: Moore Macauley, Gilles Devictor, Jeremy C. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11178343
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that communicates with an external device and combines a sub image received from the external device with a main image includes a determination unit that determines a wipe shape of the sub image, and a notification unit that notifies the external device of the determined wipe shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuya Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 11164542
    Abstract: A device and method of an image processing system where a Delta Sigma Pulse Density Modulation is used for digital displays, where the digital displays are emissive or non-emissive. The device and method a digital driving solution using Delta Sigma Encoding where N bit-per-component symbols at F1 frame-rate-per-second are represented using M bits-per-component symbols at F2 frame-rate-per-second, where N?M and F2?F1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Wilbur Arthur Reckwerdt, Jr., Kam Fai Wang
  • Patent number: 11165972
    Abstract: A production process involves predetermined number of cameras simultaneously filming a background at predetermined angles, and filming actors in a studio with the same number of cameras and the same angles, used in conjunction with a virtual studio system. In studio, the actors perform before a green screen and the virtual studio system composites the actors onto the background in real-time. Camera tracking allows the in-studio cameras to pan, tilt, focus, zoom, and make limited other movements as the virtual studio system adjusts display of the background in a corresponding manner, resulting in a realistic scene without transporting actors and crew to the background location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Tim Pipher
  • Patent number: 11102508
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for forming a video stream based on images of a scene captured by a camera. The method comprises: encoding image frames based on images captured by the camera, forming an encoded portion; determining a length of motion for a sample image frame, the length of motion being indicative of the amount of relative motion between the camera and the scene in the sample image frame relative a temporally preceding image frame; setting a motion length threshold based on a motion vector search range of the encoder; comparing the determined length of motion with the set motion length threshold; based on the outcome of the comparison, adjusting a chosen temporal frame distance of at least an adjustment portion (PA) of the video stream, wherein the adjustment portion is comprised in the encoded portion or in a temporally later encoded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Viktor Edpalm, Björn Ardö
  • Patent number: 11081139
    Abstract: Certain aspects involve video inpainting via confidence-weighted motion estimation. For instance, a video editor accesses video content having a target region to be modified in one or more video frames. The video editor computes a motion for a boundary of the target region. The video editor interpolates, from the boundary motion, a target motion of a target pixel within the target region. In the interpolation, confidence values assigned to boundary pixels control how the motion of these pixels contributes to the interpolated target motion. A confidence value is computed based on a difference between forward and reverse motion with respect to a particular boundary pixel, a texture in a region that includes the particular boundary pixel, or a combination thereof. The video editor modifies the target region in the video by updating color data of the target pixel to correspond to the target motion interpolated from the boundary motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Oxholm, Oliver Wang, Elya Shechtman, Michal Lukac, Ramiz Sheikh
  • Patent number: 11042632
    Abstract: An image capture system and methods for auto-recording media data are herein disclosed. A method includes selecting an activity-specific monitor based on an activity type and capturing data. The activity-specific monitor defines one or more auto-recording conditions that, when satisfied, cause the image capture system to record data. The method includes executing the activity-specific monitor. The activity-specific monitor may receive sensor data, determine whether the one or more auto-recording conditions defined by the activity-specific monitor are met, and output a notification indicating that the one or more auto-recording conditions are met. The method further includes writing a portion of the data captured to the persistent storage of the image capture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Leland Thorn
  • Patent number: 11017508
    Abstract: An image matching method and apparatus are disclosed. The method according to the present embodiment comprises: a step of acquiring source image; a step of acquiring a transformation image, by converting the display mode of the source images into a top view and adjusting the brightness thereof through auto exposure (AE); a step of acquiring image information; and a step of generating a target image comprising a first area and a second area in an overlap area in which pixels of a corrected transformation image are disposed on the basis of the image information, wherein the correction comprises gradation correction of the pixels of an image disposed in the first area and pixels of an image in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Gyun Kim, Sung Hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11019283
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying one or more portions of images or video frames that are appropriate for augmented overlay of advertisement or other visual content, and augmenting the image or video data to include such additional visual content. Identifying the portions appropriate for overlay or augmentation may include employing one or more machine learning models configured to identify objects or regions of an image or video frame that meet criteria for visual augmentation. The pose of the augmented content presented within the image or video frame may correspond to the pose of one or more real-world objects in the real world scene captured within the original image or video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GumGum, Inc.
    Inventors: Cambron Neil Carter, Daniel James McKenna, Iris Wing Yin Fu, Divyaa Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10991064
    Abstract: A system for protecting a proprietary medium is provided, the system comprising a processor and a memory having instructions stored thereon that when executed by the processor cause the processor to: identify at least one first feature of interest in an original digital image; generate a watermarked copy of the original image and generate a masked copy of the original image in which the first feature of interest is masked; combine the watermarked copy with the masked copy to provide a modified watermarked copy having a region of lower intensity watermarking corresponding to the location of the first feature of interest in the original digital image; and overlay the modified watermarked copy over the original image to provide a final copy in which the regions of lower intensity watermarking are aligned with the first feature of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Adventure Soup Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Emery Belovay, Neal Hugh Belovay
  • Patent number: 10902574
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus evaluates the image quality of a viewpoint image in an image capture system that generates a viewpoint image of an arbitrary viewpoint by compositing captured images captured at a plurality of different viewpoints. The apparatus obtains information on the state of installation of a plurality of image capturing apparatuses that output captured images to be used to generate one viewpoint image, and obtains evaluation values of the captured images based on the information on the state of installation. Then, the image quality of the viewpoint image is determined based on the obtained evaluation values of the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidetaka Uemura
  • Patent number: 10902825
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for reducing burden on real-time processing when combining overlay or crawl text with a primary video image. Based on a crawl rate of the crawl text, the method includes determining fractional pixel values associated with the crawl rate and pre-filtering the overlay or crawl text based on the established fractional pixel values, and combining windows of the various and appropriate pre-filtered overlay or crawl text with the primary image for encoding and delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Nemiroff, Jing Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 10849408
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus of generating a preview of a customizable hairstyle on an image of a client. The method includes receiving image data that is to be processed by a computer processor to generate the image of the client. An existing hairstyle of the client's is prepared as a virtual representation of the client's actual hair to appear in the image and render the virtual representation of the existing hairstyle customizable. Starting with the existing hairstyle appearing in the image of the client, a custom hairstyle is created to appear in the image of the client by modifying the existing hairstyle in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Alison M. Skwarek
  • Patent number: 10834458
    Abstract: A method and system for improving automated video detection and correction is provided. The method includes retrieving a portion of a video stream and dividing the portion into video frames and an audio file. The video frames and audio file are analyzed, and a speech polarity of the audio file is detected. Likewise, a visual action epicenter of the portion of the video stream is detected and a fade portion of the portion of the video stream is removed. An edited fade portion associated with the fade portion is generated and patched into the video stream. The edited fade portion patched into the video stream is presented via a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Stephen C Hammer
  • Patent number: 10819969
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a presentation from content having original audio and video components is described wherein an environment detector is configured to output an environment-type signal indicating a detected particular environment. An acoustics memory is configured to output selected acoustic characteristics indicative of the environment identified by the environment-type signal. An audio processor receives the audio components and the acoustic characteristics and operates to modify the original audio components to produce modified audio components based on the selected acoustic characteristics. The presentation including the modified audio components is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Lewis S. Ostrover, Bradley Thomas Collar
  • Patent number: 10791281
    Abstract: An image processing method based on adjustments performed according to environment includes capturing an environmental parameter of an image, determining a scene mode of the image according to the environmental parameter, estimating a brightness correction parameter of the image according to the scene mode, and performing an image area determination to obtain an image area and an area brightness of the image area, followed by performing brightness correction on the image according to the image area, the area brightness and the brightness correction parameter, so as to ensure image quality. An image processing system based on adjustments performed according to environment is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wu-Chieh Liao
  • Patent number: 10777087
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and computer-implemented methods are disclosed for augmented reality stimulus removal. A field definition module determines a permitted field of view for a user. A field recognition module identifies a portion of an image stream outside the permitted field of view. The image stream is obtained by an augmented reality device of the user. An overlay module modifies the image stream for display to the user via the augmented reality device. The overlay module modifies the image stream by obscuring the portion of the image stream outside the permitted field of view in response to a restrictive mode being set for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Austin Dorenkamp, Paul Gerver, Jonathan Fouk, Nicholas Roessler
  • Patent number: 10757347
    Abstract: A client device receives video data and displays the video data via a display device. An overlay including content other than the video data is also displayed in a specific area of the display device and at least partially occludes the video data displayed within the specific area of the display device. The client device identifies coordinates of regions of interest within frames of the video data. When the client device determines that at least a threshold amount of a region of interest within the video data is displayed within the specific area of the display device, where the overlay is displayed, for at least a threshold amount of time, the client device increases a transparency of the overlay, repositions the overlay, of otherwise modifies the overlay to prevent the overlay from occluding the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Alan Corwin, Eric W. Hwang, David Kaufman, Alan Liu
  • Patent number: 10725721
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a CPU, computers, and a display device that displays a display screen including videos or images transmitted from the computers on a display. The display device includes a first input port to a fourth input port for receiving a video signal transmitted from each of the computers and a first output port to a fourth output port for outputting an operation signal to each of the computers. The CPU outputs a detection signal for changing the image to each of the first output port to the fourth output port, detects a change in the image on the display screen, and sets a combination of the output port that has output the detection signal and the input port corresponding to the display screen in which the image has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motohiro Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10685462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for automatically extracting data from a digital image comprising a graphical representation of quantitative data. The method comprises: Basic graphical objects are detected and structural primitives determined comprising grouping the basic graphical objects based on geometric relations. A semantic label is assigned to each of the structural primitives. A spatial data region of the graphical representation is determined using the semantic labels of the structural primitives. Quantitative data values are extracted which are represented by structural primitives within the data region which are assigned with first semantic labels identifying the respective structural primitives to represent quantitative data. The extracted quantitative data values are provided in units of pixels according to an image coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Konstantinos Bekas, Gabriel Cuendet, Maria Gabrani, Peter W. J. Staar
  • Patent number: 10643304
    Abstract: Provided is an image providing method including generating a first layer on which a first image is displayed; generating a second layer on which a second image is displayed, the second image being different from the first image; generating a mask based on a position of a region of interest in the first image; and generating a display image based on at least one of the first layer, the second layer, and the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Jung Lee, Yeon Woo Kim, Jeong Hun Lee, Hyun Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10573277
    Abstract: A display device includes: a zoom ratio determining unit configured to determine whether a zoom ratio different from a current zoom ratio is set for a first image; a data type determining unit configured to determine a type of the first image; state determining unit configured to determine an operating state of the display device; a display item acquiring unit configured to acquire an item to be displayed in a second image that indicates information on the display device in accordance with the type that has been determined and the operating state that has been determined; and a position adjusting unit configured to adjust a display position of the second image in accordance with the zoom ratio that is different from the current zoom ratio set for the first image, in response to the zoom ratio determining unit determining that the zoom ratio is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro Mano, Yoko Sugiura, Taeko Ishizu, Takahiro Kamekura
  • Patent number: 10554923
    Abstract: A subject, such as a billboard, has a filtering film to absorb electromagnetic radiation specifically in a first wavelength band. A detector provides a first detector signal relating to the first wavelength band and a second detector signal relating to another, different, second wavelength band, respectively. Suitably, the subject appears with high intensity in one band and with low intensity in the other. A content replacement unit produces a mask signal by identifying regions of contrast between the first and second detector signals as target areas. A content substitution unit selectively replaces the target areas with alternate image content to generate modified video images. The system is useful, for example, to generate multiple live television broadcasts each having differing billboard advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Supponor Oy
    Inventor: Erkki Rantalainen
  • Patent number: 10535190
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a media guidance application (e.g., implemented on a user device) that allows users to select any arbitrary position in a virtual reality environment from where to view the virtual reality content and changes a user's perspective based on the selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Logan, Adam Bates, Hafiza Jameela, Jesse F. Patterson, Mark K. Berner, Eric Dorsey, David W. Chamberlin, Paul Stevens, Herbert A. Waterman
  • Patent number: 10528803
    Abstract: A living body detection device (1) includes: an image acquisition unit (171), a determination unit (173) and a detection unit (174). The image acquisition unit (171) acquires a first image in which a subject irradiated by light in a first wavelength range is imaged, and a second image in which the subject irradiated by light in a second wavelength range is imaged, the second wavelength range being different from the first wavelength range. The determination unit (173) determines whether a relation expressed by luminance of the subject imaged in the first image and luminance of the subject imaged in the second image is a relation exhibited by a living body. The detection unit (174) detects that the subject is a living body in a case where the determination unit (173) has determined that it is the relation exhibited by the living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Leiming Su, Mamoru Inoue, Kenta Aino, Hiroaki Morita
  • Patent number: 10484609
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes first and second cameras located on a rear side of the terminal. A controller is included that is configured to cause the display to display a first preview image of a first image received from the first camera, where the first preview image includes an image object corresponding to a specific subject. The controller further selects the image object in response to an input, captures the first image as a still image in response to an image capture request, controls the second camera to capture video that includes the specific subject, and causes the display to display a synthesized image comprising a first area and a second area, where the first area includes portions of the captured first image, and the second area corresponds to the specific subject included in the first image and includes a portion of the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyerim Ku, Arim Kwon, Hyungtae Jang, Hyungsun Kim
  • Patent number: 10475086
    Abstract: The invention and product form a process enhancement with which one centrally in a simple way can increase and direct sales efforts “individually” to customers at different sections of a store. This creates an added service, is convenient, effectivises, creates worker wellbeing, is inexpensive and can lead to considerable financial gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Carl Mattias Bremer
  • Patent number: 10440368
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for hiding values of a hierarchically layered coding unit in other values comprised by the coding unit is provided (encoding methods). Furthermore, the invention also relates to methods for reconstructing hidden data from an encoded coding unit (decoding method). The invention is also related to the implementation of these encoding and/or decoding methods in an apparatus and on a (non-transitory) computer readable medium. According to the invention, data are hidden in values of different layers of a hierarchically structured coding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexey Konstantinovich Filippov, Vasily Alexeevich Rufitskiy
  • Patent number: 10395273
    Abstract: A method of providing advertising from a central database server connected to a global computer network to distributed sites via interactive television. A representative icon is presented to a subscriber on a television screen indicating an advertisement. When the icon is selected, an advertisement information detail is retrieved from storage in a local memory, or from the central database server and presented to the subscriber on the television screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: YOUR CHOICE INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Peter M. Redling, Jackie Skipper Barrios
  • Patent number: 10388001
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for compensating an image distortion and an apparatus for compensating an image distortion according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, which compensates distortion of an image including a plurality of image division units includes: a compensation rate setting unit setting a variable distortion compensation rate so that the plurality of respective image division units are compensated at different ratios; and a compensation unit compensating the plurality of image division units according to the variable distortion compensation rate set by the compensation rate setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kee Beom Kim
  • Patent number: 10375313
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to displaying visual effects in image data. In some examples, visual effects include an avatar displayed on a user's face. In some examples, visual effects include stickers applied to image data. In some examples, visual effects include screen effects. In some examples, visual effects are modified based on depth data in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Jessica Aboukasm, David R. Black, Robert Chinn, Gregory L. Dudey, Katherine K. Ernst, Grant Paul, William A. Sorrentino, III, Brian E. Walsh, Jean-Francois Albouze, Jae Woo Chang, Aurelio Guzman, Christopher J. Moulios, Joanna M. Newman, Nicolas Scapel, Joseph-Alexander P. Weil, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 10363876
    Abstract: An image control unit of an image display device provides, on display screens of a display unit, a captured-image-only region in which only a captured image is displayed when the display unit displays the captured image, and multiple-image regions in which the captured image or a different image that is different from the captured image is selectively displayed when the display unit displays the captured image. In an embodiment, the image control unit fixes a position of the captured-image-only region on the display screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichiro Onaka
  • Patent number: 10332263
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a division unit which divides an input image into a first content area and a first background area, a generation unit which corrects a first content area pixel included in the first content area by using a first peripheral pixel existing in the vicinity of the first content area among first background area pixels included in the first background area to generate a first background image formed with the after-correction first content area pixel and the first background area pixel, and a removal unit which removes the first background image from the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroki Tanizaki, Kiyoto Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10305948
    Abstract: A computer system and method providing for viewing and switching of audio-video data. The system comprises: a plurality of audio/video sources containing information referring to an event; a streaming server, streaming the contents of a first audio signal and a first video signal from the audio and video sources to a user; a feed distributor controllably feeding the first audio signal and first video signal to the streaming server; and a user-operated control unit communicating with the feed distributor and controlling operation of the feed distributor, so as to instruct the feed distributor to switch between audio or video. Switching between audio signals occurs without altering the video signals and switching between video signals occurs without altering the audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Flippo Costanzo, Saverio Roncolini, Antonio Rossi
  • Patent number: 10290149
    Abstract: A system and method of interacting with a virtual object in a virtual environment using physical movement. The virtual scene contains a 3D object that appears to extend forward or above the plane of the display. A sensor array is provided that monitors an area proximate the display. The sensor array can detect the presence and position of an object that enters the area. Action points are programmed in, on, or near the virtual objects. Each action point has virtual coordinates in said virtual scene that correspond to real coordinates within the monitored area. Subroutines are activated when the sensor array detects an object that moves to real coordinates that correspond to the virtual coordinates of the action points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Maxx Media Group, LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10282632
    Abstract: A system and/or method configured to determine a sample frame order for analyzing a video. The video may have multiple frames ordered in a sequence from a beginning to an end. A first sample frame order for analyzing the video may be determined. Determining the first sample frame order may include determining an initial frame for a first iteration, and determining secondary frames for a second iteration. Determining the initial frame and the secondary frames may be based on a function of frame position in the sequence of frames. The initial frame may be associated with a first sample position, and the secondary frames may be associated with secondary sample positions in the sample frame order. A first feature of the video may be determined based on an analysis of the frames in the video performed on the frames in the first sample frame order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wills, Daniel Tse, Desmond Chik
  • Patent number: 10268898
    Abstract: System and/or method configured to determine a sample frame order for analyzing a video. The video may have multiple frames ordered in a sequence from a beginning to an end. Segments of the video may be determined based on an analysis of the frames of the video. A first sample frame order for analyzing the video may be determined based on multiple iterations performed on individual ones of the segments of the video. Determining the first sample frame order may include determining initial frames for a first iteration, and determining secondary frames for a second iteration based on a function of frame position in the sequence of frames. The initial frames and the secondary frames may be associated with sample positions in the sample frame order. A first feature of the video may be determined based on an analysis of the frames performed in the first sample frame order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wills, Daniel Tse, Desmond Chik
  • Patent number: 10271009
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing additional information included in a video displayed on a display device using visible light communication (VLC). A data packet including video data and additional information for an object included in the video data is received. The video data is extracted from the data packet, and the video data is decoded. The additional information from the data packet is extracted, and the additional information decoded. The decoded video data is output through the display device, and at the same time, the additional information is transmitted for a particular object included in a video based on a VLC protocol using a light emitting device prepared in the display device. The additional information providing apparatus includes an image sensor module, a display module, a visible light receiving module, an additional information manager and a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hoon Ann, Eun-Tae Won, Jae-Seung Son
  • Patent number: 10257583
    Abstract: A method is provided for delivering targeted advertisements into a QAM or IP stream that provides accurate synchronization. The method includes synchronizing the internal content of a IP stream delivering video with an advertisement (ad) stream by providing content information in the IP stream and the network stream, the content information including positional information and/or referential information, wherein the positional information is inserted at key locations identified with a PTS value, and wherein the referential information refers to a position in the IP stream or the ad stream, the referential information including either a PTS value or a frame count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Sellers, Albert F. Elcock