Motion Dependent Key Signal Generation Or Scene Change Detection Patents (Class 348/700)
  • Patent number: 10893265
    Abstract: In video coding or decoding, coding blocks in a current frame are predicted from blocks in previously encoded frames with prediction samples and associated information organised in a prediction unit. A decision on which prediction unit type to consider for coding is made upon analysis of the distribution of a sum of absolute difference or other function of the residual signal over the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: British Broadcasting Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Naccari, Andrea Gabrieliini, Marta Mrak
  • Patent number: 10827906
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus including a controller including circuitry configured to determine a position of a distal end of an important object within a medical image, estimate a region of interest within the medical image adjacent to a region including the important object based on the position of the distal end of the important object, and control display of the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Miyai
  • Patent number: 10834436
    Abstract: Particular embodiments provide a system to determine ad segments in a video asset to enable subsequent ad replacement in video programs. The system is included in a multiple service operator (MSO) system that broadcasts video programs via a broadcast schedule. The MSO may not know the location of the ad segments in the video asset. To determine the ad segments, the MSO uses a classifier to classify video program segments and advertisements in the video asset. The classifier may be integrated with an nDVR system. By integrating with the nDVR system, particular embodiments may determine user behavior information, such as trick play commands, from the nDVR system. The classifier may use the user behavior information to detect ad segments in the video asset. In one embodiment, the classifier may fuse outputs from different detectors to detect and validate ad segments in the video program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Alfonso Martinez Smith, Benedito J. Fonseca, Jr., Faisal Ishtiaq, Andrew Aftelak
  • Patent number: 10831991
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a processor that may receive baseline image data that represents desired content to be displayed on a webpage. The processor may also receive online image data that may be accessible via a network. The online image data may include code that causes the processor to display a representation of the webpage on an electronic display. The processor may then identify one or more differences between the baseline image data and the online image data and generate one or more modifications to the code based on the differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: United Service Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Gregory David Hansen, Jerry John Maestas
  • Patent number: 10827199
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a processor configured to: execute temporal-scalable coding on input-video-image data at a first frame rate; convert the input-video-image data to video-image data of a second frame rate lower than the first frame rate; execute temporal-scalable coding on the video-image data of the second frame-rate and output a second encoding-complexity measure of a picture subjected to the temporal-scalable coding at the second frame-rate; correct, when the temporal-scalable coding is executed on the input-video-image data at the first frame-rate, a first encoding-complexity measure, estimated based on the second encoding-complexity of the picture and to be referenced for a picture to be encoded, of the picture to be encoded, based on a distance between the picture to be encoded and the picture to be referenced in a time direction; and execute the temporal-scalable coding on the input-video-image data at the first frame-rate based on the corrected first encoding-complexity measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Xuying Lei, Hidenobu Miyoshi, Kimihiko Kazui
  • Patent number: 10791920
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus determines an exceptional frame of a plurality of frames of a moving image of an eye based on the image features of each frame, and changes a moving image forming method based on the determined exceptional frame. For example, the image forming apparatus generates a new moving image by extracting a frame sequence including frames extracted from the moving image not to include a frame which has been determined as an exceptional frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10783346
    Abstract: In a method for enhancing quality of a fingerprint image, a plurality of images is received, where the plurality of images comprises fingerprint images. An image of the plurality of images is selected as a reference image. Subsections of each image of the plurality of images are compared to corresponding subsections of the reference image. Based on the comparing, subsections of each image of the plurality of images are selected to utilize in generating an image average of the plurality of images. An image average of the plurality of images is generated utilizing selected subsections of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniela Hall
  • Patent number: 10783377
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure therefore involve systems and methods for identifying a set of visually similar scenes to a target scene selected or otherwise identified by a match analyst. A scene retrieval platform performs operations for: receiving an input that comprises an identification of a scene; retrieving a set of coordinates based on the scene identified by the input, where the set of coordinates identify positions of the entities depicted within the frames; generating a set of vector values based on the coordinates of the entities depicted within each of the frames; concatenating the set of vector values to generate a concatenated vector value that represents the scene; generating a visual representation of the concatenated vector value; and identifying one or more similar scenes to the scene identified by the input based on the visual representation of the concatenated vector value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Anoop Raveendra Katti, Shachar Klaiman, Marius Lehne, Sebastian Brarda, Johannes Hoehne, Matthias Frank, Lennart Van der Goten
  • Patent number: 10783927
    Abstract: A system is provided that presents video content on an electronic device such that, when a user swipes to dismiss the video content, non-video summary information or contextual material about the video content is automatically displayed in place of the video content. The non-video summary information is presented on a summary card dragged on-screen responsive to user swipe input. If, for example, the user swipes to dismiss a video advertisement before an informational payload of the video advertisement has been delivered, the informational payload can automatically be displayed in text format on a summary card dragged by the user in replacement of the dismissed video advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Davis
  • Patent number: 10778917
    Abstract: An HDR imaging apparatus include: a deinterlacing circuit configured to generate a high-exposure Bayer frame and low-exposure Bayer frame by deinterlacing an interlace Bayer raw frame in which a high-exposure region and low-exposure region are interlaced; a demosaicing circuit configured to convert the high-exposure Bayer frame and the low-exposure Bayer frame into a high-exposure RGB frame and low-exposure RGB frame, respectively; a reconstructing circuit configured to remove interlace artifacts and noise from the high-exposure RGB frame and the low-exposure RGB frame, using joint dictionaries generated through joint dictionary learning on training data sets each containing a plurality of bases, but the corresponding bases have different values; and an HDR generation circuit configured to generate an HDR image frame by combining the high-exposure RGB frame and the low-exposure RGB frame from which interlace artifacts and noise were removed by the reconstructing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: SK hynix Inc., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Min Hyuk Kim, Inchang Choi
  • Patent number: 10778941
    Abstract: Scene changes that are done pleasingly and without user input or control. Based on the number of speakers and changes in speakers, either to a different individual or movement by the same speaker, based on the locations of the speakers and based on the overlap of the current and intended scenes, a decision is made whether to perform a smooth transition or do a cut. It has been determined that the decision on cut versus smooth transition is preferably based on the location of the center of the intended new scene versus the boundaries of the current scene, a cut used if the center is outside the boundaries and a smooth transition if inside. If a smooth transition, an easing function, such as ease in ease out, is performed to change the scene. A preferred value for the smooth transition is to perform the transition over 80 frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rommel Gabriel Childress, Jr., Alain Elon Nimri, Stephen Paul Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10769207
    Abstract: Example implementations are directed to methods and systems for individualized multimedia navigation and control including receiving metadata for a piece of digital content, where the metadata comprises a primary image and text that is used to describes the digital content; analyzing the primary image to detect one or more objects; selecting one or more secondary images corresponding to each detected object; and generating a data structure for the digital content comprising the one or more secondary images, where the digital content is described by a preferred secondary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: Eunsook An
  • Patent number: 10755105
    Abstract: System, apparatus, method, and computer readable media for on-the-fly captured video summarization. A video stream is incrementally summarized in concurrence with generation of the stream by a camera module. Saliency of the video stream summary is maintained as the stream evolves by updating the summary to include only the most significant frames. In one exemplary embodiment, saliency is determined by optimizing an objective function including terms that are indicative of both the diversity of a selection, and how representative the selection is to the processed portion of the video data corpus. A device platform including a CM and comporting with the exemplary architecture may provide video camera functionality at ultra-low power, and/or with ultra-low storage resources, and/or with ultra-low communication channel bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shayok Chakraborty, Omesh Tickoo, Ravishankar Iyer
  • Patent number: 10742954
    Abstract: A technique for displaying 3D videos creates a representation of image deformation, such as depth maps, in terms of a function for overlaying kernels with variable support and order. By optimizing the kernel type, order and support, which are allowed to be varied across different region of the deformation, it is able to approximate the image deformations in terms of the kernel parameters. Since the number of kernel parameters is usually much smaller than that of the number of pixels, this allows a significant reduction in the storage size of the image deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VERSITECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Shing Chow Chan, Ho Chun Wu
  • Patent number: 10734027
    Abstract: There are provided methods and devices for media processing, comprising: providing at least one media asset source selected from a media asset sources library, the at least one media asset source comprising at least one source video, via a network or client device; receiving via the network or the client device a media recording comprising a client video recorded by a user of the client device; parsing the client video and the source video, respectively, to a plurality of client video frames and a plurality of source video frames; identifying at least one face in at least one frame of the plurality of source video frames and at least another face in at least one frame of the plurality of client video frames by face detection; superposing one or more markers on the identified at least one face of the plurality of source video frames; processing said client video frames to fit the size or shape of said source video frames by using said one or more markers; concatenating said processed client video frames with s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fusit, Inc.
    Inventors: Michal Shafir Nir, Liat Sade-Sternberg, Rhona Horiner Rosen, Tamar Raviv
  • Patent number: 10708650
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for generating video content in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a memory; a camera; and a processor configured to generate additional information based on user interaction information obtained while an image is obtained through the camera, encode the image as video data, and store a video file including the video data and the additional information in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Jae Sik Sohn, Ba Do Lee, Ji Yoon Park, Jung Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 10659829
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for synchronizing video are described. The system captures video data with a camera, the video data including a first video data segment and a second video data segment. When a network between the camera and a hub is insufficient to allow downstream real-time streaming of the video data, the system stores the first video data segment on a first storage. When the network is sufficient to allow downstream real-time streaming of the video data, the system transfers the second video data segment from the camera to the hub, reads the first video data segment from the first storage, and transfers the first video data segment to the hub. The system stores the video data segments onto a second storage such that a non-real-time playback from the second storage shows the first video data segment and the second video data segment in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Kerry Calvert
  • Patent number: 10659784
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for compressing an image including one or more regions are presented. An image is decomposed into one or more regions and a region is evaluated to determine whether the region meets a predetermined compressions acceptability criteria. In response to the region not meeting the predetermined compression acceptability criteria, the region is transformed and quantized. The region is then encoded in response to the transformed and quantized region meeting the predetermined compression acceptability criteria. In response to the transformed and quantized region not meeting the predetermined compression acceptability criteria, transformation and quantization settings are adjusted and the region is transformed and quantized using the adjusted settings. The region is then encoded in response to the predetermined compression acceptability criteria having been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Pomianowski, Konstantine Iourcha
  • Patent number: 10652570
    Abstract: Provided is a moving image encoding device which is capable of determining an encoding mode through a small amount of calculation while suppressing a deterioration in encoding efficiency. In the present invention, a moving image encoding device includes an encoding mode determining unit for determining a combination of a plurality of encoding modes for each block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumiyo Takano
  • Patent number: 10599228
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an outline extraction unit extracting an outline of a subject from a picked-up image of the subject; a characteristic amount extraction unit extracting a characteristic amount, by extracting sample points from points making up the outline, for each of the sample points; an estimation unit estimating a posture of a high degree of matching as a posture of the subject by calculating a degree of the characteristic amount extracted in the characteristic amount extraction unit being matched with each of a plurality of characteristic amounts that are prepared in advance and represent predetermined postures different from each other; and a determination unit determining accuracy of estimation by the estimation unit using a matching cost when the estimation unit carries out the estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono
  • Patent number: 10595097
    Abstract: Methods and systems to insert advertisements and/or other supplemental or replacement content into a stream of video content are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems receive a request to replace a portion of video content currently playing at a client device with supplemental video content, such as an advertisement. In response to the request, the methods and systems determine one or more fingerprints of the video content plating at the client device, identify one or more frames of the video content at which to insert the supplemental video content based on the one or more fingerprints, and insert the supplemental video content at the identified one or more frames of the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Dunker, Markus K. Cremer, Donald F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10574899
    Abstract: A videoconference apparatus and method coordinates a stationary view obtained with a stationary camera to an adjustable view obtained with an adjustable camera. The stationary camera can be a web camera, while the adjustable camera can be a pan-tilt-zoom camera. As the stationary camera obtains video, participants are detected and localized by establishing a static perimeter around a participant in which no motion is detected. Thereafter, if no motion is detected in the perimeter, any personage objects such as head, face, or shoulders which are detected in the region bounded by the perimeter are determined to correspond to the participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangdong Wang, Yibo Liu, Jinwei Feng, Edmund Thompson, Peter Chu
  • Patent number: 10531098
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to compress video data in a manner that achieves a targeted output size in a computationally efficient manner. The video compression systems and methods can be used with DCT-based compression standards to include a rate control aspect. The rate controlled video compression methods can be configured to compress video data in real time and/or using a single pass. During compression of video data, the video compression systems and methods can modify compression parameters to achieve a targeted file size while maintaining relatively high visual quality of the compressed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventor: Manjunath Subray Bhat
  • Patent number: 10531128
    Abstract: A method for compressing a data block including sets of homologous components may include selecting a designated component from the data block, and compressing non-designated components with a measurable loss less than or equal to a threshold. The method may further include compressing the designated component based upon at least a selection of values from among the values of the homologous designated components associated with the data of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: Marina Nicolas
  • Patent number: 10491884
    Abstract: An image processing method is provided, including the operations of collecting a first motion picture, extracting spatial information about at least a part of frames forming the first motion picture, and reflecting the extracted spatial information to generation of a 3D view corresponding to the first motion picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sihyoung Lee, Jihwan Choe, Ki Huk Lee, Sung Dae Cho
  • Patent number: 10469793
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device for sorting frames included in one moving image into different channels, the frames included in the moving image being a mixture of frames belonging to the different channels. The image processing device includes an automatic sorting unit. The automatic sorting unit calculates a similarity degree of the plurality of frames included in the moving image by performing image processing on the frames, and sorts the plurality of frames into the plurality of channels based on the similarity degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NORITSU PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko Murata, Tomoo Nakano
  • Patent number: 10462473
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for rate control for a constant-bit-rate finite-buffer-size video encoder is described. Rate control is provided by adjusting the size of non-intra frames based on the size of intra frames. A sliding window approach is implemented to avoid excessive adjustment of non-intra frames located near the end of a group of pictures. A measurement of “power” based on a sum of absolute values of pixel values is used. The “power” measurement is used to adjust a global complexity value, which is used to adjust the sizes of frames. The global complexity value responds to scene changes. An embodiment of the invention calculates and uses L1 distances and pixel block complexities to provide rate control. An embodiment of the invention implements a number of bit predictor block. Predictions may be performed at a group-of-pictures level, at a picture level, and at a pixel block level. An embodiment of the invention resets a global complexity parameter when a scene change occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Stefan Eckart
  • Patent number: 10460196
    Abstract: Salient video frame establishment is described. In one or more example embodiments, salient frames of a video are established based on multiple photos. An image processing module is capable of analyzing both video frames and photos, both of which may include entities, such as faces or objects. Frames of a video are decoded and analyzed in terms of attributes of the video. Attributes include, for example, scene boundaries, facial expressions, brightness levels, and focus levels. From the video frames, the image processing module determines candidate frames based on the attributes. The image processing module analyzes multiple photos to ascertain multiple relevant entities based on the presence of entities in the multiple photos. Relevancy of an entity can depend, for instance, on a number of occurrences. The image processing module establishes multiple salient frames from the candidate frames based on the multiple relevant entities. Salient frames can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Anmol Dhawan, Varun Maini, Srinivasa Madhava Phaneen Angara, Amol Jindal
  • Patent number: 10425679
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for displaying information on a video image, which is applied to a playback device. The playback device is configured to receive an information playing request; analyze an image frame from a currently played video; identify a facial feature from the analyzed image frame; determine a position of the identified facial feature in the image frame, and display received information on a position of the image frame, except for the determined position of the facial feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Lihua Huang
  • Patent number: 10412412
    Abstract: Techniques are described that enable virtual reality content to be delivered. These techniques include decoding reference frames of video content for non-viewed sections of the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Benjamin Franklin Waggoner, Yongjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10367865
    Abstract: An encodingless transmuxer produces a manifest file and segments for streaming media content over different streaming protocols without encoding or otherwise modifying the binary data from the original encoding of the media content file. The transmuxer detects key frame positions from the media content file metadata. The transmuxer maps segment start times to a subset of the identified key frames based on a segment duration parameter. The transmuxer generates a manifest file listing the segments with each segment identifier comprising a timestamp specifying a time offset for the key frame at which the segment commences. In response to a request for a particular segment, the transmuxer or a streaming server copies or reuses from the original media content file, the binary data for the key frame that commences the particular segment up to the bit immediately before the start of the next segment key frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventor: Seungyeob Choi
  • Patent number: 10349048
    Abstract: There are provided a plurality of methods for detecting a scene change in a streamed video, the streamed video comprising a series of pictures. An example method comprises calculating, for a plurality of positions, a difference between the costs of coding macro-blocks at the same position in successive pictures. The method further comprises identifying a new scene when the sum of the differences for a plurality of positions meets a threshold criterion. There is further provided a method of determining the perceptual impact of a packet loss on a streamed video the method comprising: identifying a packet loss; and determining if the lost packet contained information relating to a picture at the start of a new scene, wherein a new scene is detected using one of the methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL), DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Martin Pettersson, Savvas Argyropoulos, David Lindegren, Peter List
  • Patent number: 10338916
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for accessing a source code repository comprising a plurality of versions of code, analyzing the plurality of versions of code of the component to compute metrics to identify each version of code, analyzing the metrics to determine a subset of the metrics to use to as a fingerprint definition to identify each version of the code, generating a fingerprint for each version of code using the fingerprint definition, generating a fingerprint matrix with the fingerprint for each version of code for the software component and storing the fingerprint definition and the fingerprint matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Michele Bezzi, Antonino Sabetta, Henrik Plate, Serena Ponta, Francesco Di Cerbo
  • Patent number: 10298935
    Abstract: A method of managing a network bandwidth by controlling of an image compression rate and controlling of a frame generation, and an image transmission system using the same are provided. The method includes approving generation of an intra-frame (I-frame) for one among a plurality of image compression hardware (H/W) units, storing compressed image data compressed by the plurality of image compression H/W units in a plurality of buffers corresponding to the plurality of image compression H/W units, controlling a data storage level of the plurality of buffers, and encapsulating the compressed image data stored in each of the plurality of buffers into a network packet and transmitting the encapsulated image data to the outside through an external network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Chan Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10297084
    Abstract: In one aspect, a hand-held device is provided with a display, camera, motion detector and processor. The processor receives a sequence of images from the camera, the relative distance to the object based on the parallax associated with two or more images of the sequence and the motion of the camera is determined, and the image is augmented and displayed based on the relative distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: George L. Nachman
  • Patent number: 10277915
    Abstract: The techniques of this disclosure may be generally related to signaling values of a quantization matrix. In some examples, coefficient values in the quantization matrix may be downsampled with different factors based on where the coefficient values are located in the quantization matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajan Laxman Joshi, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10268547
    Abstract: A memory protection device is used for protecting a memory. The memory protection device includes a filtering unit and an encoding unit. The filtering unit searches an input data and outputs an encoding selection signal based on a bit component pattern of the input data. The encoding unit selects one or more encoding implementations among a plurality of encoding implementations based on the encoding selection signal from the filtering unit, to encode the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Li-Ren Huang, Chih-Jen Yang, Yung-Chang Chang, Kung-Ming Ji
  • Patent number: 10262695
    Abstract: Video and corresponding metadata is accessed. Events of interest within the video are identified based on the corresponding metadata, and best scenes are identified based on the identified events of interest. A video summary can be generated including one or more of the identified best scenes. The video summary can be generated using a video summary template with slots corresponding to video clips selected from among sets of candidate video clips. Best scenes can also be identified by receiving an indication of an event of interest within video from a user during the capture of the video. Metadata patterns representing activities identified within video clips can be identified within other videos, which can subsequently be associated with the identified activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Newman, Adam Silver
  • Patent number: 10255879
    Abstract: Image data is transformed for display on a target display. A sigmoidal transfer function provides a free parameter controlling min-tone contrast. The transfer function may be dynamically adjusted to accommodate changing ambient lighting conditions. The transformation may be selected so as to automatically adapt image data for display on a target display in a way that substantially preserves creative intent embodied in the image data. The image data may be video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Anders Ballestad, Andrey Kostin
  • Patent number: 10157638
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining interesting moments in a video. The method further includes generating video segments based on the interesting moments, wherein each of the video segments includes at least one of the interesting moments from the video. The method further includes generating a collage from the video segments, where the collage includes at least two windows and wherein each window includes one of the video segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sharadh Ramaswamy, Matthias Grundmann, Kenneth Conley
  • Patent number: 10152813
    Abstract: A composite image creation system includes: a moving object region specifying unit that specifies a moving object region in each of a plurality of images consecutive in times series; a luminance correction unit that executes luminance correction processing to reduce a difference between a luminance signal in at least a part of one moving object region in one image and a luminance signal in at least a part of another moving object region in another image; and an image combining unit that combines the one image including the one moving object region subjected to the luminance correction processing and the other image including the other moving object region subjected to the luminance correction processing, and generates a composite image by adding predetermined color information to at least a part of the one moving object region and at least a part of the other moving object region in time series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10110970
    Abstract: Methods and systems to insert advertisements and/or other supplemental or replacement content into a stream of video content are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems receive a request to replace a portion of video content currently playing at a client device with supplemental video content, such as an advertisement. In response to the request, the methods and systems determine one or more fingerprints of the video content plating at the client device, identify one or more frames of the video content at which to insert the supplemental video content based on the one or more fingerprints, and insert the supplemental video content at the identified one or more frames of the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Dunker, Markus K. Cremer, Donald F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10102270
    Abstract: An enhanced metadata structure and associated process is provided which captures and stores metadata gathered about the source and usage of a media asset or file. The source and usage metadata is integrated, such as by encoding within the enhanced media file, as the media asset is transferred and used. The integrated metadata accumulates, as a trail of source information and usage information in the enhanced media asset, and can be extracted upon arrival at a target computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Vidur Apparao, John Bandhauer, Christopher Robert Waterson
  • Patent number: 10091455
    Abstract: A frame rate conversion apparatus is provided. The frame rate conversion apparatus includes at least one processor configured to determine a noise strength of a block of a current frame among a plurality of frames forming an input video, generate a block of an interpolation frame corresponding to the block of the current frame by estimating a motion vector of a block of the interpolation frame based on the noise strength, and insert the interpolation frame between the current frame and an adjacent frame to adjust a frame rate of the input video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyung-jun Lim, Dong-yoon Kim, Seong-hoon Choi, Tae-gyoung Ahn
  • Patent number: 10078918
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus configured to generate an image to be displayed on a display device including an image capturing unit includes, an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image obtained by the image capturing unit, an estimation unit configured to estimate a position and an orientation of the image capturing unit based on the captured image, a first generation unit configured to generate an image of a virtual object based on the estimated position and orientation of the image capturing unit, a moving velocity acquisition unit configured to acquire a moving velocity of the image capturing unit, a second generation unit configured to generate an image representing the moving velocity, and a display control unit configured to cause the display device to display a composite image obtained by combining the image of the virtual object and the image generated by the second generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Koga
  • Patent number: 10074015
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for summarizing a video with video thumbnails are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Grundmann, Alexandra Ivanna Hawkins, Sergey Ioffe
  • Patent number: 10074157
    Abstract: A method is implemented at an electronic device for displaying output from an application on a fixed orientation display. The electronic device includes a display module and an application that are distinct from each other. The application sends a request to display output from the application in a second orientation with second dimensions, and receives from the electronic device information indicating that a display associated with the electronic device is a fixed orientation display with a first orientation and first dimensions. The application then determines a standard aspect ratio designated for a type of the first application. The output from the application is thereby scaled based on the standard aspect ratio and the first dimensions of the target display device for display by the display module on the fixed orientation display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Brady, Dianne Hackborn, Jason Bayer
  • Patent number: 10074103
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a system for identifying mobile device according to information feature of applications of the mobile device. In an analysis device, obtaining a first information feature related to a first application and a second information feature related to a second application, wherein the first information feature is corresponding to one of the mobile devices, the second information feature is corresponding to one of the mobile devices. The analysis device compares the degree of similarity between the first information feature and the second information feature, and a comparison result determines whether the corresponding mobile device with the first information feature and the corresponding mobile device with the second information feature are the same mobile device. Thus, the method and the system can identify whether or not certain applications are already installed to the same mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Hao-Cheng Wang, Jing-Wei Wang, Sheng-Chang Chen, Rong-Sheng Wang, Shih-Chun Chou
  • Patent number: 10063866
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable mediums are presented for encoding a stream of input video frames, in which the input video frames are down sampled and the down sampled frames are encoded in a first encoding pass to generate a set of first pass coded frames forming a single first pass I frame and a plurality of first pass P frames formed into first pass sub-groups of pictures (SUB-GOPs). First pass encoding statistics are generated for individual first pass SUB-GOPs, and the statistics are used to encode the input video frames in a second encoding pass to generate a set of second pass coded frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Arun Shankar Kudana, Soyeb Nagori
  • Patent number: 10043242
    Abstract: An image-processing method includes obtaining an image including a target object, the image being formed by an array of pixels. A current frame portion is extracted from the image, the frame portion being at least a portion of the pixels forming the image, corresponding to a region of interest in the image, the region of interest comprising the target object. A previously calculated current super-resolved frame portion is provided, corresponding to the region of interest in the image. An updated super-resolved frame portion is calculated from the current frame portion and the current super-resolved frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MBDA UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Paul Matson, Andrew John Sherriff, Robert James Middleton