With A Display/monitor Device Patents (Class 386/230)
  • Patent number: 11904244
    Abstract: A multidimensional sports system for playing a multidimensional sports game having a physical component played by physical players manipulating a movable game object within a physical playing area, and a virtual component played by virtual game users within a virtual game space inside a virtual competitive game. The multidimensional sports system comprises an interactive game portal with a physical portal boundary and a sensor, a game host device for implementing the virtual competitive game, and a game object projector. A physical to virtual game transition occurs upon the sensor detecting the movable game object crossing the physical portal boundary, suspending the physical component and initiating the virtual component. The virtual component is played until a virtual game object crosses a virtual portal boundary, causing a virtual to physical transition suspending the virtual component and causing the game object projector to launch the movable game object onto the physical playing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Carrick J. Pierce
  • Patent number: 11894022
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes: (i) a computing system obtaining media content; (ii) the computing system extracting from the obtained media content, audio content; (iii) the computing system using at least the extracted audio content to obtain sentiment data associated with the audio content; (iv) the computing system using the obtained sentiment data as a basis to modify a video content component of the media content, thereby generating a modified version of the media content; and (v) the computing system outputting for presentation the generated modified media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Ramesh, Michael Cutter
  • Patent number: 11882377
    Abstract: A control device includes: generation circuitry configured to output a field signal to a medical imaging device; first detection circuitry configured to detect a horizontal synchronization signal from video data output from the medical imaging device, the video data including at least the horizontal synchronization signal; and a monitoring circuitry configured to monitor whether or not an abnormality occurs in one frame period of the video data based on a period of the horizontal synchronization signal detected by the first detection circuitry for a predetermined n-th time after polarity of the field signal is switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Nishigaki
  • Patent number: 11876631
    Abstract: A network information transmission method, comprising the following steps: receiving a first media information by a first terminal device; processing the first media information to obtain a processed first media information; integrating the processed first media information into a second media information to generate an integrated second media information; outputting the integrated second media information to a second terminal device through the network; decompressing the integrated second media information through the second terminal device; capturing the integrated second media information through the second terminal device; obtaining the first media information based on the integrated second media information; and playing the first media information by the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: AVERMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chung-Song Kuo, Fu-Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 11861059
    Abstract: A system configured to generate and/or modify three-dimensional scenes comprising animated character(s) based on individual asynchronous motion capture recordings. The system may comprise sensor(s), display(s), and/or processor(s). The system may receive selection of a first character to virtually embody within the virtual space, receive a first request to capture the motion and/or the sound for the first character, and/or record first motion capture information characterizing the motion and/or the sound made by the first user as the first user virtually embodies the first character. The system may receive selection of a second character to virtually embody, receive a second request to capture the motion and/or the sound for the second character, and/or record second motion capture information. The system may generate a compiled virtual reality scene wherein the first character and the second character appear animated within the compiled virtual reality scene contemporaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Mindshow Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Ross, Gil Baron
  • Patent number: 11849258
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining that a conferencing device participating in a video conference via a conferencing server is a mobile device. The mobile device may be performing virtual background processing to generate for display a virtual background during the video conference. Based on a monitored parameter of the mobile device, a determination may be made whether the virtual background processing being performed by the mobile device should be offloaded to an edge computing device. In response to determining the virtual background processing should be offloaded, at least a portion of the virtual background processing being performed by the mobile device may be offloaded to the edge computing device, and the edge computing device may be configured to receive a video feed from the conferencing device, modify the video feed by performing the virtual background processing, and transmit the modified video feed to the conferencing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Serhad Doken
  • Patent number: 11837261
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include accessing a pre-rendered multimedia item. The pre-rendered multimedia item may have branching logic associated with it, where the branching logic includes branching points that direct non-sequential playback of the pre-rendered multimedia item. The method may also include initializing playback of the pre-rendered multimedia item and accessing, at the branching points, various trigger conditions that direct playback order of different segments of the pre-rendered multimedia item. The method may then include updating, based on the trigger conditions, at least some portion of custom state data. The method may further include playing back the segments of the pre-rendered multimedia item according to the updated state data. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Pei-Wen Lee, Lawrence E. Jones, Joseph Peyton Lea, IV
  • Patent number: 11822215
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that is improved in performance for cooling an apparatus body and a recording medium. The image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor, a circuit board disposed substantially parallel to the image sensor, and a cooling unit configured to cool at least one of the image sensor and the circuit board. The cooling unit includes a duct having an air flow passage crossing an optical axis of the image sensor, and a fan that causes air to flow in the air flow passage in the duct. An air inlet port and an air outlet port of the duct are disposed adjacent to each other such that the air outlet port does not face toward the air inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hayato Mano, Ryoma Yoshimori
  • Patent number: 11825235
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes: a memory, and a processor electrically connected to the memory, wherein the memory stores a high dynamic range image and dynamic metadata including dynamic tone mapping information corresponding to a plurality of frames included in the high dynamic range image, and wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to: control the electronic device to transmit a packet including data obtained by combining one frame among the plurality of frames and a part of the dynamic metadata corresponding to the one frame among the dynamic metadata to an external electronic device in response to an image request from the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chansik Park
  • Patent number: 11818510
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide various examples of monitoring adverse events in the background while displaying a higher-resolution surgical video on a lower-resolution display device. In one aspect, a process for detecting adverse events during a surgical procedure can begin by receiving a surgical video. The process then displays a first portion of the video images of the surgical video on a screen to assist a surgeon performing the surgical procedure. While displaying the first portion of the video images, the process uses a set of deep-learning models to monitor a second portion of the video images not being displayed on the screen, wherein each deep-learning model is constructed to detect a given adverse event among a set of adverse events. In response to detecting an adverse event in the second portion of the video images, the process notifies the surgeon of the detected adverse event to prompt an appropriate action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Jagadish Venkataraman, Dave Scott, Eric Johnson
  • Patent number: 11782501
    Abstract: A system and/or method that uses a body posture of a user to determine and modulate a content mode of a virtual reality system. The content mode may define the manner in which virtual reality content is presented to the user and/or the manner in which the user interacts with the virtual reality content. The user's body posture and/or a change in body posture may cause the content mode and/or the virtual reality content to change accordingly. In some implementations, primary content may be presented to the user according to a first content mode in response to the user sitting. Secondary virtual reality content may be presented to the user according to the second content mode in response to the user standing. As such, a user may initiate a change in the virtual reality content and/or the content mode by standing from a sitting posture and/or sitting from a standing posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Mindshow Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Ross, Gil Baron, Cosmo Raleigh Scharf, Luke Russell Patterson, Jake Richard Parker, John Kanikula Peters
  • Patent number: 11783438
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that utilize GPS mapping and a web-based data management as a platform for defining, measuring and tracking aspects of a building or grounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Hamilton Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11785282
    Abstract: Systems and methods for loginless video recording from a third-party website viewed on a user device are provided. The present invention enables users to record a video while browsing a third-party website without the need for installing recording software or logging into a recording service, thus paving the way to anonymous online recording and messaging. In one embodiment, the method, executable by a recording server, includes receiving a signed token associated with a user access request to a third-party server; receiving from the user device an iframe request including the signed token, in response to a user recording request; verifying a signature of the signed token; transmitting to the user device code for generating an iframe for display on the third-party website at the user device; receiving from the iframe a session validation request; generating a recording session; and receiving from the iframe a recording action request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Loom, Inc.
    Inventors: Harshyt Goel, Brendon John Muschamp, Jae Eun Lee, Justin Reidy
  • Patent number: 11778260
    Abstract: A method for interacting with a graphical user interface (GUI) of a television operating in a step mode in which movement of a cursor among menu items displayed on the GUI is performed stepwise in accordance with a manipulation of a direction key of the remote controller, the method including receiving, by the television, from a remote controller a signal corresponding to spatial movement of the remote controller detected by the remote controller that instructs the television to switch from (i) the step mode to (ii) a position mode of the GUI in which the movement of the cursor among the menu items is performed in accordance with the spatial movement of the remote controller and switching from the step mode of the GUI to the position mode of the GUI based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-yeol Park, Young-hwa Yun
  • Patent number: 11776272
    Abstract: A method for comparing videos of a surgical procedure is disclosed. The method comprising selecting a plurality of videos from a surgical video database. Each of the plurality of videos including video data of a first surgical procedure comprising a plurality of surgical steps. The method further including identifying a first surgical step included in the plurality of surgical steps within a first video segment in each of the plurality of videos. The method also including warping the first video segment to standardize a dimension of the first video segment in each of the plurality of videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Joëlle K. Barral, German Bauer
  • Patent number: 11763852
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include accessing a pre-rendered multimedia item. The pre-rendered multimedia item may have branching logic associated with it, where the branching logic includes branching points that direct non-sequential playback of the pre-rendered multimedia item. The method may also include initializing playback of the pre-rendered multimedia item and accessing, at the branching points, various trigger conditions that direct playback order of different segments of the pre-rendered multimedia item. The method may then include updating, based on the trigger conditions, at least some portion of custom state data. The method may further include playing back the segments of the pre-rendered multimedia item according to the updated state data. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Pei-Wen Lee, Lawrence E. Jones, Joseph Peyton Lea, IV
  • Patent number: 11740859
    Abstract: Media input audio data corresponding to a media stream and microphone input audio data from at least one microphone may be received. A first level of at least one of a plurality of frequency bands of the media input audio data, as well as a second level of at least one of a plurality of frequency bands of the microphone input audio data, may be determined. Media output audio data and microphone output audio data may be produced by adjusting levels of one or more of the first and second plurality of frequency bands based on the perceived loudness of the microphone input audio data, of the microphone output audio data, of the media output audio data and the media input audio data. One or more processes may be modified upon receipt of a mode-switching indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alexander, Chunjian Li, Joshua Brandon Lando, Alan J. Seefeldt, C. Phillip Brown, Dirk Jeroen Breebaart
  • Patent number: 11743532
    Abstract: Novel techniques are described for location-tracked media delivery. For example, a particular consumer premises has multiple media consumption devices, each located in a different room of the premises. One or more media streams being consumed via one or more of the media consumption devices can be tracked. As one or more consumers move through the premises, their respective physical locations in the premises can also be tracked with respect to media consumption regions of the media consumption devices. By detecting movement of the consumers with respect to the consumed streams and the media consumption devices, embodiments can automatically provide various features. For example, streams can automatically be transferred or cloned among the media consumption devices, and/or streams and devices can be adapted automatically to facilitate some continued media consumption in some dead space regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Rima Shah, Swapnil Tilaye
  • Patent number: 11729460
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first interface configured to obtain a first media data of a first source device; a second interface configured to obtain a second media data of a second source device; a processing device configured to generate a third media data; and an output device configured to output media data. The media data may be the first media data, the second media data, or the third media data. The third media data affects the first media data or the second media data if the third media data and the first media data are simultaneously outputted, or the third media data and the second media data are simultaneously outputted. The processing device is configured to process the first media data and the second media data to obtain a processing result, the processing result being used to generate presentation data indicating correspondences between interfaces and the media data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ya Zhang
  • Patent number: 11722741
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a media player for replacement content, such as dynamic ad insertion. The system tracks video watermarks from a content stream, where the input content timeline is being modified by a user exercising the transport controls of a digital video recorder (DVR). A Detector Engine receives decoded video frames and extracts a time-offset field, a VP1 payload, and a Cyclic Redundance Check (CRC) field in each video frame. A Content Timeline Tracker monitors and analyzes the output of the Detector Engine to produce a piecewise linear approximation of the content timeline, wherein playback rate changes by a user in an upstream device can be tracked. This enables the playback of auxiliary content which is synchronized to a watermark timeline recovered from the received content in cases where the recovered timeline has a non-linear mapping to real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Verance Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick George Downes, Rade Petrovic
  • Patent number: 11695981
    Abstract: An electronic program guide, EPG, comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion comprises a list of channels and, for each channel in the list, a list of scheduled audiovisual content. The second portion comprises a selection area or section and a first graphical element representing a time line. The selection section may be used to select scheduled audiovisual content according to a selection criterion. Second graphical elements that represent scheduled audio visual content resulting from the selection are then placed on the first graphical element. The relative position of the second graphical elements on the first graphical element is determined by chronological order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS, SAS
    Inventors: Sebastien Fraleu, Thomas Morin, Goulven Querre, Sebastien Bergot
  • Patent number: 11696002
    Abstract: A playback application is configured to dynamically generate topology for an interactive media title. The playback application obtains an initial topology and also collects various data associated with a user interacting with the feature. The playback application then modifies the initial topology, based on the collected data, to generate a dynamic topology tailored to the user. The dynamic topology describes the set of choices available to the user during playback as well as which options can be selected by the user when making a given choice. In addition, the playback application also selectively buffers different portions of the interactive media title, based on the collected data, in anticipation of the user selecting particular options for available choices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Maxine Cheung, Mark Watson, Carla Christine Fisher, Kevin Pei-Wen Lee, Yves Raimond
  • Patent number: 11671674
    Abstract: A system for controlling turning on and off of closed captioning receives information regarding a program content stream and automatically determines whether to turn on or off closed captioning based on thresholds being crossed regarding an estimated current loudness level of ambient noise and an estimated current loudness level of the audio of the program content stream. The estimated current loudness level of audio of the program content stream is, or is based on, one or more indications of current volume level in an audio signal representing the audio of the program content stream and current audio settings of a device outputting the audio of the program content stream. The system may estimate the loudness level of the ambient noise by use of a loudness meter that causes the ambient noise to be sampled with a microphone and a decibel level of the sampled ambient noise to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Neil Marten
  • Patent number: 11636880
    Abstract: Software is provided to collect events that transpire during an event. Captured video of the event can then be aligned to the events by calculating an offset between timestamps provided by the devices used to capture the action data and film data. A video clip can be sourced to review events that occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Scorebreak, LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Hendry, Michael Hendry
  • Patent number: 11570527
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for retrieving teleplay content is disclosed. The method includes: generating basic summary information corresponding to each teleplay based on basic information of entities of each teleplay; generating episode summary information corresponding to each episode of each teleplay based on episode data of each episode of each teleplay; establishing a teleplay graph database based on the basic summary information corresponding to each teleplay and the episode summary information corresponding to each episode; and feeding a playing portal for a target episode of a target teleplay corresponding to teleplay search information back to a user based on the teleplay graph database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianhua Wang, Jiajun Lu, Guangtao Liu, Dongxue Liu, Can Wang
  • Patent number: 11564004
    Abstract: The system generates a display providing condensing content for display under time constraints. In response to a selection of a program that has already started, the system retrieves information about the program. Based on this information, and information about the user, the system selects a subset of segments of the program, forming a shorter version of the content that fits within a reduced time interval, from the time of selection to a scheduled end time. Accordingly, the user is presented with the condensed version of the currently selected program by, including the important or relevant segments of the program. The system generates the condensed content by selecting segments of the program that are determined to be important to the user and that cumulatively fit with the available viewing time. The system may sort, score, or otherwise rank segment identifiers based on user profile information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah
  • Patent number: 11546643
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing playback of audio content during a trick-play mode in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. Media content can include audio content and video content. The audio content is divided into segments and the video content includes frames. Synchronization information associates a presentation time of each of the segments of the audio content with a presentation time of one or more frames associated with the images of the video content. When a trick-play mode is requested, the next frame from the video content to present is determined. The synchronization information is used to determine the segments of the audio content associated with the next frame. The determined segments audio content are presented as the frames are displayed in trick-play mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: DIVX, LLC
    Inventors: William Frantz, Eric William Grab
  • Patent number: 11544320
    Abstract: A method performed by a computing device includes obtaining a set of image segment identigens for image segments of an image to produce sets of image segment identigens. A set of image segment identigens is a set of possible interpretations of a first image segment of the image segments. The method further includes identifying a subset of valid image segment identigens of each set of image segment identigens by applying identigen rules to the sets of image segment identigens to produce subsets of valid image segment identigens. Each valid image segment identigen of a subset of valid image segment identigens represents a most likely interpretation of a corresponding image segment. The method further includes generating an image entigen group utilizing the subsets of valid image segment identigens, where the image entigen group represents a most likely interpretation of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: entigenlogic LLC
    Inventors: Frank John Williams, David Ralph Lazzara, Stephen Emerson Sundberg, Ameeta Vasant Reed, Dennis Arlen Roberson, Thomas James MacTavish, Karl Olaf Knutson, Jessy Thomas, Niklas Josiah MacTavish, David Michael Corns, II, Andrew Chu, Theodore Mazurkiewicz, Gary W. Grube
  • Patent number: 11526206
    Abstract: A system and/or method that uses a body posture of a user to determine and modulate a content mode of a virtual reality system. The content mode may define the manner in which virtual reality content is presented to the user and/or the manner in which the user interacts with the virtual reality content. The user's body posture and/or a change in body posture may cause the content mode and/or the virtual reality content to change accordingly. In some implementations, primary content may be presented to the user according to a first content mode in response to the user sitting. Secondary virtual reality content may be presented to the user according to the second content mode in response to the user standing. As such, a user may initiate a change in the virtual reality content and/or the content mode by standing from a sitting posture and/or sitting from a standing posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Mindshow Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Ross, Gil Baron, Cosmo Raleigh Scharf, Luke Russell Patterson, Jake Richard Parker, John Kanikula Peters
  • Patent number: 11524210
    Abstract: A method for providing remote rehabilitation training is provided. The method includes receiving, by a server, a connection request from a user terminal and a therapist terminal, receiving, by the server, first image data, about an appearance where a user performs rehabilitation training using a rehabilitation training device, in real time from the user terminal, receiving, by the server, second image data, provided to the user who is performing the rehabilitation training, in real time from a rehabilitation training display device, and transmitting, by the server, the received first image data and the received second image data to the therapist terminal in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: NEOFECT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyang Jung Kim, Hyung Jun Park, Jin Young Kim, Hyun Jung Roh
  • Patent number: 11520937
    Abstract: An NVMe-oF authentication system includes an authentication verification entity coupled to an NVMe subsystem that is coupled to an NVMe host device. The NVMe subsystem transmits a first challenge to the NVMe host device and, in response, receives a first challenge reply from the NVME host device. The NVMe subsystem then generates a first authentication verification request communication that includes a first response that was provided in the first challenge reply by the NVMe host device using a first instance of a first secret that is stored in the NVMe host device, and transmits the first authentication verification request communication to the authentication verification entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Claudio Desanti, David Lionel Black
  • Patent number: 11488633
    Abstract: A playback device of the present disclosure includes a processing unit and a control unit. When having acquired identification information, the control unit calculates, on a playback time axis and based on the acquired identification information, a first point-of-time on the playback time axis, the first point-of-time being a point-of-time turning back a current point-of-time on the playback time axis by a first duration-of-time satisfying a first predetermined condition, and newly sets the calculated first point-of-time in the processing unit. The processing unit generates a video in which frames from the first point-of-time are arranged in chronological order, based on at least a part of acquired 6DoF content, a position and an orientation of a set viewpoint, and the first point-of-time newly set by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Hamada, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 11490132
    Abstract: A method includes communicatively coupling a first client device to a platform that distributes live streams over a network to client devices. The live streams provide a live broadcast of a live event from multiple viewpoints captured by source devices including a second client device. An indication is received of a selection of a first viewpoint from the first client device and, in response, a first live stream is provided to the first client device. The first client device is caused to display a second viewpoint with a different vantage point by rendering a second live stream of a second source device. The second live stream is delayed for rendering until a beginning of a next scene of the first live stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Phenix Real Time Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabián Bustamante, Stefan Birrer
  • Patent number: 11481433
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of associating digital tags with digital files comprises storing a plurality of digital files having embedded therein content data and metadata including tags; receiving, via a user interface device of a client device, a first tag label containing alphanumeric text created and inputted by a user of the client device; modifying, using a controller device, a selected first one of the tags of the metadata in a first of the digital files to include the first tag label; receiving, via the user interface device or another user interface device, an instruction to search for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; responsive to receiving the instruction, automatically searching for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; and displaying, on a video display device associated with the client device, a first indication of the first tag label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: MemoryWeb, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Desmond, Nancy L. Desmond, L. Michael Taylor
  • Patent number: 11477045
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for controlling playback and/or recording of media assets at a media device based on the state of a secondary device. Specifically, while displaying a media asset, a media device receives a signal from the secondary device indicating a change of state of the secondary device. The media device displays a notification of the signal, and the user can interact with the notification. If the user interacts with the notification for more than a threshold amount of time, the media device may begin recording the media asset. Once the user has finished interacting with the notification, the media device may stop recording and the user can see content that they may have missed by reviewing the recorded portion of the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Matthews
  • Patent number: 11470361
    Abstract: A system interconnects multiple client devices over a network. A local group of the client devices is located at a live event and a remote group is located remote from the live event. Each client device of the local group is a potential source of a live stream which, when rendered by another client device, causes display of a vantage point of the live event. The system dynamically updates a subscription list to include an indication of any client device of the local group that is actively live streaming and remove an indication of any client device of the local group that terminated live streaming. The system can enable selective access to any live streams of any client device of the updated subscription list and disable access to any live streams of any client device removed from the updated subscription list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Phenix Real Time Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabián Bustamante, Stefan Birrer
  • Patent number: 11450353
    Abstract: Automatically recommending sound effects based on visual scenes enables sound engineers during video production of computer simulations, such as movies and video games. This recommendation engine may be accomplished by classifying SFX and using a machine learning engine to output a first of the classified SFX for a first computer simulation based on learned correlations between video attributes of the first computer simulation and the classified SFX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Sudha Krishnamurthy, Xiaoyu Liu
  • Patent number: 11430487
    Abstract: A display control apparatus that performs control, where a content is reproduced such that, when a reproduction position of the content is changed to a first range from an end of the content by an operation of a user on an operation unit, the reproduction is continued from a position where the change is made, and when the reproduction position of the content reaches the end of the content, the reproduction automatically transitions to reproduction of a next content, and when the reproduction position of the content is changed to a second range from the end of the content different from the first range by an operation of the user on the operation unit, and even when the reproduction position of the content reaches the end of the content, the reproduction does not automatically transition to the reproduction of the next content and the reproduction of the content is paused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akio Yoshikawa, Ayumi Sato
  • Patent number: 11418767
    Abstract: Transmission of HDR image data is satisfactorily performed between apparatuses. A transmission apparatus (synchronized apparatus) transmits the HDR image data to a reception apparatus (source apparatus) over a transmission path. At that time, the transmission apparatus transmits information on a transmission method for and/or information on gamma correction for the HDR image data to the reception apparatus over the transmission path. The reception apparatus performs processing (decoding processing, gamma correction processing, and the like) on the received HDR image data, based on the information on the transmission method and/or the information on the gamma correction that are received. For example, the transmission apparatus receives from the reception apparatus the pieces of information on the transmission method and/or the gamma correction that the reception apparatus can support, selects the method that the reception apparatus can support, and thus uses the selected method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11412021
    Abstract: A real-time video streaming method between a server and a client according to a real-time transport protocol (RTP)/real-time streaming protocol (RTSP) standard protocol, including transmitting a DESCRIBE command including a Require header from a client to a server, wherein the client and the server support the Require header, receiving session description protocol (SDP) information from the server in response to the DESCRIBE command, receiving, at the client, a video from the server according to the RTP/RTSP standard protocol, in response to an encoding attribute of the video transmitted from the server to the client being changed, describing a changed encoding attribute in an RTP extension header of an RTP packet when the RTP packet is first transmitted in an RTP payload type determined according to the changed encoding attribute, and changing, at the client, a decoding setup based on the changed encoding attribute in the RTP extension header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Young Shin, Yun Seok Kwon, Hyun Ho Kim, Kyung Duk Kim, Min Jung Shim
  • Patent number: 11405512
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a storage device, a display device, and a control device. The storage device stores a document image sequence in which a plurality of document images of original documents are arranged in chronological order. The control device functions as an editor, a converter, and a display controller. The editor performs edition processing on the document images forming the document image sequence. The converter converts the document image sequence edited by the editor to a moving image. The display controller allows the display device to display the document images forming the document image sequence in an image display area of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin Joshua Chewchut
  • Patent number: 11392344
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns the playback of audio content, e.g. in the form of music. More particularly, the disclosure concerns the playback of streamed audio. In one example embodiment, there is a method of operating an electronic device for dynamically controlling a playlist including one or several audio items. A request to adjust an energy level (e.g. a tempo) associated with the playlist is received. In response to receiving this request, the playlist is adjusted in accordance with the requested energy level (e.g., the tempo).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Souheil Medaghri Alaoui, Miles Lennon, Kieran Del Pasqua
  • Patent number: 11389048
    Abstract: A playback processing unit causes a display device to display an endoscopic image recorded in an endoscopic image recording unit. A display time setting unit sets a display time of endoscopic images displayed by the playback processing unit on the display device in the order of imaging. A display time measurement unit measures the display time of each endoscopic image. A time information storage unit stores information related to the display time measured by the display time measurement unit. An acknowledgment unit acknowledges a user operation input. The playback processing unit causes the display device to display the endoscopic image in accordance with the user operation input acknowledged by the acknowledgment unit. The time information storage unit stores information related to a cumulative display time of each endoscopic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao Tateshita, Kei Kikuchi, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11395018
    Abstract: To enable MMT format data to be recorded as BDAV format data in a medium, and a list of video-recorded contents to be displayed and reproduced by an application for BDAV. Data to be recorded in a playlist or clip information file defined in a BDAV format is extracted from MMT format data input on a broadcast wave or the like thereby to generate a data file thereof. For example, data applied to display a list of video-recorded contents is extracted from MMT-SI or TLV-SI in the MMT format data and recorded in the playlist or clip information file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 11381798
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a processing unit which executes determination processing for determining a parameter to be used in development processing of a target playback frame within a RAW movie file, based on a difference between a parameter for the target playback frame and a parameter used in development processing of a proceeding frame, a developing unit which performs development processing on a RAW image of the target playback frame using the determined parameter, and a control unit which, when a playback start position is designated by a user, determines a parameter for a frame of interest corresponding to the playback start position, by causing the processing unit to execute the determination processing for each of a plurality of frames from a frame that is a preset number of frames before the frame of interest to the frame of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11315604
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for providing video scrubbing based on thumbnail video players are provided. An indication to review video content on a video player is received. The video content corresponds to a thumbnail video in a playlist that supports a thumbnail video player. In particular, the playlist includes a thumbnail video variant constructively as a variant of the video content. The thumbnail video variant is referenced from the playlist to locate the thumbnail video. A video player development component supports generating, packaging, and communicating instructions for the providing the thumbnail video in a thumbnail video player. The thumbnail video is communicated for display on the thumbnail video player as continuous thumbnail video for video scrubbing the video content. It is contemplated that a selection indication associated with a portion of the thumbnail video triggers navigation to a corresponding portion in the video content in the video player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Liu, Peiying Huo
  • Patent number: 11317139
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provides a control method. The method includes acquiring a playback instruction for a first video, the playback instruction including first identification information of a first thumbnail in a cover of the first video, the cover of the first video including a plurality of thumbnails, and each thumbnail corresponding to one of a plurality of scenes included in the first video; determining a first scene corresponding to the first thumbnail; and playing the first video from a position corresponding to the first scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Haibin Ke
  • Patent number: 11317104
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums for video encoding/decoding. In a method, prediction information for a current picture that is a part of a coded video sequence is decoded. The prediction information indicates that the current picture includes a plurality of sub-pictures corresponding to different regions of the current picture. The plurality of sub-pictures includes (i) a first sub-picture that is associated with a first number of layers, and (ii) a second sub-picture that is associated with a second number of layers that is different from the first number of layers. One of the plurality of sub-pictures is reconstructed based on one or more layers associated with the one of the plurality of sub-pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Byeongdoo Choi, Iraj Sodagar, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11317020
    Abstract: An image capture device may capture visual content based on a time-lapse video frame rate. Audio content may be captured along with the visual content based on the time-lapse video frame rate being a specific value and/or falling within a range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Naveen Chinya Krishnamurthy, Shiva Kumar Belavadi Mallegowda, Anandhakumar Chinnaiyan, Aditi Saha
  • Patent number: 11310473
    Abstract: An image capture device may capture visual content during a visual capture duration and audio content during an audio capture duration. The audio capture duration may be shorter than the visual capture duration. The captured audio content may provide audio for playback of the captured visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Ryan Gilmour, David Newman, Vadim Polonichko, Tyler Gee, Jessica Bonner