Process Of Generating Additional Data During Recording Or Reproducing (e.g., Vitc, Vits, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/239)
  • Patent number: 10395686
    Abstract: Various devices and systems may benefit from enhanced reading of optical media. For example, certain computer systems may benefit from array reading of optical media. An apparatus may include, for example, an array of optical sensors. The array of optical sensors may be configured to read a plurality of parallel linear strips of data from an optical medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Nikolai Gallo
  • Patent number: 10381043
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) accessing, by a computing system, data associated with a program schedule for a video program; (ii) based on the accessed data, selecting, by the computing system, a social media (SM) content item; (iii) providing, by the computing system, a user interface that (i) outputs the selected SM content item, and facilitates modifying the program schedule such that the program schedule refers to the selected SM content item; (iv) based on the modified program schedule, generating, by the computing system, video content that includes the selected SM content item; and (v) transmitting, by the computing system, to another computing system, the generated video content for presentation of the generated video content on the other computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10335690
    Abstract: In one example, a gaming platform may use a variety of protocols to identify video game events for inclusion in a highlight reel. The gaming platform may store a highlight criterion for a video game to mark a highlight event in the video game. The gaming platform may play a video game session of the video game. The gaming platform may identify a video game event in the video game session that matches the highlight criterion. The gaming platform may trigger an application programming interface to mark the video game event as a highlight event for inclusion in a highlight reel presenting highlight events from the video game session. The gaming platform may present the video game session to a player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: John Schleicher
  • Patent number: 10158920
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interaction system and an interaction method thereof. The interaction system includes a display device, a detector, a database and a processing module. The display device plays a multimedia material. The detector acquires a comment that a user is watching the multimedia material. The comment includes a timestamp and an annotated position in the multimedia material. The database stores a plurality of interaction information related to the multimedia material. Each piece of interaction information has more than one index tag, and each of the index tag includes a timestamp and an annotated position in the multimedia material. The processing module searches for the index tag, matching the comment acquired by the detector, in the database, and then outputs the content of the interaction information corresponding to the found index tag to at least one electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jong Park, KuoYeh Shen
  • Patent number: 10146778
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for generating a content item metric or a performer metric. The metric can assess a lasting value of a content item or performer by identifying a distribution of a population of users expressing an interest in the content item or performer according to a demographic attribute, such as age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: IMDB.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Tanya Salyers
  • Patent number: 10146870
    Abstract: A surveillance system and method are provided. The surveillance system includes a video capturing device and a processing device. The video capturing device obtains a video and generates metadata associated therewith. The metadata records a trajectory of an object appearing in the video. The processing device executes the video playback method, namely to obtain the metadata, define a section on the trajectory based on information of the trajectory, command a player to play the video by a first speed when the object appears on the section, and selectively command the player to play the video by a second speed when the object appears on the trajectory except the section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chieh Liu
  • Patent number: 10091411
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a memory configured to store a plurality of videos; a touchscreen configured to display an image on a screen; and a controller configured to in response to receiving a selection of at least one object included in the image, search the videos for at least one video including an image of the selected at least one object; control the touchscreen to display a list including at least one item indicating the searched video; and in response to receiving a selection of at least one item included in the list, play a video corresponding to the selected at least one item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kilho Ha, Jaewoo Seo, Kyoungtae Yoo, Geumju An
  • Patent number: 10075544
    Abstract: [Object] To associate information generated on the basis of an activity that is carried out by a user with respect to a content with the content, thereby effectively using the information. [Solution] Provided is an information processing apparatus including: an activity detection unit configured to detect an activity of a user who currently plays back a content; a tag generation unit configured to generate tag information on the basis of information on the activity; and a tag association unit configured to associate the tag information with one or more positions in the content, the one or more positions corresponding to the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sutou, Hiroaki Kitano, Shotaro Hori, Taiji Ito, Tetsu Natsume, Koichi Oshima, Hironari Mizumura, Yoshihiro Takagi, Yasuo Sakuma
  • Patent number: 10057536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a video recording device (1) comprising at least one receiver (2) that receives digital broadcast signals that belong to more than one channel, more than one source input (3) that enables external video sources (S1, S2) to be connected, an interface unit (4) that enables a source list (L), where the receivers (2) and the source inputs (3) are listed, to be displayed for the user by means of a display (D), a recording unit (5) that enables the digital broadcast signal received by means of the receiver (2) to be recorded, a memory (6) wherein the recorded content is stored, and a control unit (7) that allows that at least some of the external video sources (S1, S2) connected to the source inputs (3) can be switched to while the recording unit (5) continues the recording process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Ayhan Ak, Mustafa Ozgur Baydarol, Ali Haktan Isilak, Engin Mercan
  • Patent number: 9992487
    Abstract: Features for a lightweight stereoscopic viewing client are described. The client can generate accurate ground point coordinates from selections within the lightweight viewer by accumulating the transformations from original image sources to the images used to render the stereoscopic scene to accurately predict error for a point selection. The viewer may also be decoupled from a permanent image store allowing on-demand retrieval of images via a network for stereoscopic viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Integrity Applications Incorporated
    Inventors: Brad Hitchcock, Vachara Tatar Nusso, Robert Murray Pardridge, Kenneth Austin Abeloe, Benjamin L. Ochoa
  • Patent number: 9961320
    Abstract: The image display apparatus is connected, directly or via a recording apparatus, to an image capturing apparatus, and includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire recording process information on an image recording process for recording, with the image capturing apparatus or the recording apparatus, moving image data generated by capturing an object with the image capturing apparatus and audio data representing audio that is input to a microphone during a shooting period of the moving image data, and a reduction unit configured to execute a sound reduction process for reducing a sound output from the image display apparatus, in a case where the image recording process is executed, based on the recording process information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kawai
  • Patent number: 9865304
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a file generation device and method, and a content playback device, enabling efficient access to arbitrary subsamples within a sample. Information for acquiring arbitrary subsamples (tiles) is disposed not by extending the sidx and the ssix, but by defining a separate box, a general subsegment index box (gsix), after the sidx and the ssix at the beginning of the segment file. The present disclosure may be applied to a content playback system equipped with a content server and a content playback device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Shinobu Hattori
  • Patent number: 9832351
    Abstract: Pseudorandom overlapped block processing may be provided. First, a first temporal sequence of video frames corrupted with noise may be received. Next, matched frames may be producing by frame matching video frames of the first temporal sequence according to a first stage of processing. Then the matched frames may be denoised according to a second stage of processing. The second stage of processing may commence responsive to completion of the first stage of processing for all the video frames of the first temporal sequence. The second stage of processing may comprise overlapped block processing. The overlapped block processing may comprise pseudorandom overlapped block processing having no successive pixels both horizontally and vertically that are one-sized in transforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Warren Schoenblum
  • Patent number: 9811243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display method for a network terminal. The method includes that: a network terminal tracks and acquires network connection startup information and VOIP application information, and displays the information; the network terminal receives a running information query instruction from a user, acquires the running information required by the running information query instruction and displays the running information. Also disclosed at the same time is a network terminal. The technical solution of embodiments of the disclosure can be used to promptly and intuitively acquire the specific startup and running information of the network terminal, and can conveniently and quickly perform troubleshooting without accessing the network terminal through other terminal equipment. Moreover, a user can intuitively view and modify the management configuration information of the network terminal. The operation is simple and convenient, which improves the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guosheng Lv, Shiwei Liu, Cuina Zhao
  • Patent number: 9800854
    Abstract: Processes (and related devices) for capturing and/or reproducing multimedia contents include, in the capturing stage, the steps of: acquiring a multimedia content in the form of a generally time-variable multimedia stream through video acquisition means and possibly also audio acquisition means; acquiring data related to the capturing conditions of the multimedia content (capture parameters) through dynamic monitoring means for monitoring the conditions; storing values dependent on the generally time-variable capture parameters into predetermined areas of the multimedia file associated with the captured multimedia content in the form of dynamic metadata for acquiring the multimedia content; and/or including, in the reproduction stage, the steps of: reading from a memory at least the multimedia file including at least one multimedia content; reading data related to the capturing conditions of the multimedia content (capture parameters) in the form of at least one dynamic metadatum associated with the multimedi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SISVEL TECHNOLOGY S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gianluca Previti, Saverio Celia
  • Patent number: 9779312
    Abstract: Provided is a system capable of further reducing risk such as a contact between a moving body such as a vehicle and a traffic participant present around the moving body. According to an environment recognition system (1) of the present invention, a database (10) stores each of a plurality of reference symbol strings describing the state of an environmental element constituting each of a plurality of scenes assumed to be around the moving body. A first arithmetic processing element (11) detects a scene around the moving body and generates a symbol string describing the state of the environmental element constituting the detected scene. A second arithmetic processing element (12) evaluates similarity between the symbol string and each of the plurality of reference symbol strings stored in the database (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Sakagami, Taku Osada, Kensuke Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9781347
    Abstract: An exposure control technique that makes it possible, even when photographing is performed in an enlarged display state of live view, to obtain an image photographed with correct exposure, by causing a setting shifting function to operate. When an enlargement instruction is received from a user when images acquired by an image pickup device are being sequentially displayed on an image display section, a camera control circuit causes an enlarged image corresponding to a partial area of an object area to be displayed on the image display section. If an exposure is to be changed when the enlarged image is being displayed, the camera control circuit changes the exposure, based on a result of photometry of the image acquired by the image pickup device before the enlarged image is displayed on the image display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Kosaka
  • Patent number: 9742699
    Abstract: The present invention presents a network apparatus and a selective information monitoring method using the network apparatus, which allow a user to monitor only required information (the field information of packets) from all received packets. The network apparatus one or more physical interfaces connected to a monitoring target host and configured to receive network packets from the monitoring target host, and a switch fabric module including a configurable monitoring module configured to perform filtering so that selective information is extracted from the network packets collected through the one or more physical interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Heemin Kim, Jeong-Han Yun, Kyoung-Ho Kim, Woonyon Kim, Jungtaek Seo, Eungki Park
  • Patent number: 9716917
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing content recording in a network are provided. The method for operating a media server to process a recording request in a network includes registering a plurality of user devices, receiving, from at least one user device among the plurality of the user devices, at least one recording request, determining at least one priority of the at least one recording request, and processing the at least one recording request in accordance with the at least one priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Deepjyoti Dutta, Amit Sharma
  • Patent number: 9711186
    Abstract: Dynamic buffering of streaming temporal video is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a non-transitory memory is provided for storing machine instructions that are to be executed by a computer. The machine instructions may implement the following functions: streaming temporal video having a current incomplete segment, dynamically buffering the current incomplete segment to store data associated thereto and a current incomplete segment buffer, and receiving a first input to obtain a start time marker. A video segment may be generated including the current incomplete segment data and video data from the streaming temporal video occurring after the start time marker. The dynamic buffering may include buffering an I-frame and one or more P-frames. For example, only a most recent I-frame may be buffered and then cleared when a new I-frame is generated. The size of the dynamic buffer may be adjusted based on the size/number of P-frames and/or I-frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Robert Marchese
  • Patent number: 9704279
    Abstract: In the image processing device, a display section displays, based on association information, association information between an icon indicating a central person and a character string corresponding to a voice of the central person. An instruction reception section receives a target person designation instruction for designating a central person corresponding to an icon selected by the user as a combination target person, and then, a combination section combines a frame image at an arbitrary time point when the target person is present with a character image of a character string corresponding to a voice of the target person in an arbitrary time period, according to the target person designation instruction, to generate a composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Ooshima
  • Patent number: 9703867
    Abstract: An apparatus and method enabling a user to easily confirm a moving image. An apparatus for displaying thumbnails displays moving image clips in the form of thumbnails, and automatically plays a moving image corresponding to the thumbnail, on which an indicator is positioned, in accordance with a shift of the indicator. Also, if a key for adjusting the number of thumbnails displayed on a screen is input, the number of thumbnails displayed and the arrangement of the thumbnails are adjusted in accordance with the input of the adjustment key. In this case, a playback of the moving image corresponding to the thumbnail on which the indicator is positioned is maintained without interruption, and only the arrangement of the remaining thumbnail is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Suk-Soon Kim, Jin-Young Jeon, Bum-Taek Lim, Young-Seop Han
  • Patent number: 9667911
    Abstract: A Digital Rights Management (DRM) system is provided that reduces time for a move transaction using DTCP-IP when a copy is moved back or checked back in to an originating Personal Video Recorder (PVR). During a DTCP MOVE transaction, instead of transferring the full asset in a check back in operation to the PVR, a unique and abbreviated representation of the original copy of the asset would be made for the transfer. This abbreviated representation takes the form of a hash constructed from a hashing function which uses characteristics of the asset as inputs. This hash will have to be a unique and near guaranteed indicator of the original content, to a high probability, so that the copy control system could live up to the spirit of the DTCP spec and the DLNA interoperability guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Mullen, Geetha Mangalore, Paul Moroney
  • Patent number: 9648220
    Abstract: A digital camera includes an optical system including a focus lens, a zoom lens and a diaphragm, an HDMI output terminal configured to output sound collected by a microphone unit and a picture imaged by a CCD image sensor to an external recorder, and a controller. The controller controls switching between a moving image priority mode and a still image priority mode in which the optical system is driven at a higher speed than a speed in a moving image priority mode. In addition, the controller allows change to a moving image imaging mode by an operation unit when detecting that output to the external recorder is possible in the HDMI output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshio Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 9618239
    Abstract: The magnetic refrigerating device according to one embodiment includes a fixed container filled with a refrigerant, the fixed container including a magnetic material container that is filled with a magnetic material and that can move in the fixed container and an elastic member provided at the end of the magnetic material container. The magnetic refrigerating device also includes a magnetic-field applying/removing mechanism that is provided at the outside of the fixed container, and that can apply and remove a magnetic field to and from the magnetic material and can generate a magnetic torque to the magnetic material container in moving direction of the magnetic material container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tadahiko Kobayashi, Akiko Saito, Shiori Kaji
  • Patent number: 9607658
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating and applying scene-stable metadata for a video data stream are disclosed herein. A video data stream is divided or partitioned into scenes and a first set of metadata may be generated for a given scene of video data. The first set of metadata may be any known metadata as a desired function of video content (e.g., luminance). The first set of metadata may be generated on a frame-by-frame basis. In one example, scene-stable metadata may be generated that may be different from the first set of metadata for the scene. The scene-stable metadata may be generated by monitoring a desired feature with the scene and may be used to keep the desired feature within an acceptable range of values. This may help to avoid noticeable and possibly objectionably visual artifacts upon rendering the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Atkins, Raymond Yeung, Sheng Qu
  • Patent number: 9564174
    Abstract: The multimedia method includes reading out information regarding user reactions to content during playback of the content, displaying a history of user reactions according to the information regarding the user reactions, and playing back a portion of content corresponding to a selected time point from the history of the user reactions at which the user reactions occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-jun Han, Bo-mi Kim
  • Patent number: 9484066
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image display device including a display unit for playing video and a control method thereof, and the method may include selecting at least one of characters contained in video, searching at least one region containing the selected character within the entire region of a frame using at least one frame provided in the video, extracting a major playback section containing the selected character based on at least one of the size and location of the retrieved at least one region, and playing the extracted major playback section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eulina Ko, Donho Choi, Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 9473756
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a composite video based on a plurality of asynchronously recorded input video streams. A plurality of segments of the input video streams are identified. A number of the input video streams that were recording during the particular segment are determined. A video display configuration for the particular segment is determined based on the number of video streams that were recording, where the video display configuration includes a display sub-region for each of the number of video streams that was recording. A composite video is generated, where the composite video includes a portion of video associated with each of the segments, where the composite video portion associated with the particular segment is formatted according to the video display configuration and displays the video streams that were recording during the particular segment in the display sub-regions of the video display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Panopto, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Burns
  • Patent number: 9445148
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may use a computing device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer, that is attached to a local area network, as a storage device or supplemental storage device for a set-top box (STB) that is also attached to the local area network. In one implementation, the STB may stream, to the computing device, video content corresponding to a television program that is being viewed by a user of the STB. In response to a command such as a rewind or unpause operation, the STB may request the video content from the computing device; receiving the requested video content from the computing device; and satisfying the unpause or rewind operation, based on the received video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Aravind Vaidhyanathan, Vijayan Radhakrishnan, Sivasubramanian Parthasarathy, Venkatesan Sriraman, Deepak Natarajan, Kavitha PanneerSelvam, JanardhanReddy Tripuram
  • Patent number: 9432730
    Abstract: A multimedia file playback method and apparatus where the multimedia file playback method includes: recognizing a face of a viewer to determine an age type of the viewer, where the age type includes an adult type and a juvenile type; obtaining information about a position and length of a sensitive clip in the multimedia file if the determined age type includes a juvenile type; and playing the multimedia file in which the sensitive clip is hidden to the viewer according to the information about the position and length of the sensitive clip in the multimedia file. The multimedia file playback method and apparatus can prevent inappropriate videos, images, and other information from adversely affecting juveniles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meixing Chen, Hongkai Zhou
  • Patent number: 9432729
    Abstract: There are provided a method and apparatus for adaptive transport injection for playback. The apparatus includes a playback manager for managing at least one buffer to maintain a fullness of the at least one buffer for a data playback by adapting a data injection size, relating an amount of data injected at a given time into the at least one buffer, to smallest available space in the at least one buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: David Johnston Lynch
  • Patent number: 9400734
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods implemented therein are disclosed for generating event codes that include the source of the events that caused the generation of the event codes. In one embodiment the apparatus comprises a memory, a processor, logic element and an event generator. The memory is configured to store instructions corresponding to a scheduler and instructions corresponding to a first thread and a second thread. The processor is configured to execute instructions corresponding to the scheduler wherein the scheduler selects a one of the first or second thread wherein the processor executes instructions corresponding to the selected one of the first or second thread. The logic element is configured to receive an identifier corresponding to the selected thread and a received asynchronous event. The logic element produces a concatenated event identifier comprising the thread identifier and the received asynchronous event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Arseniy Aharonov, David Brief, Asaf Gueta
  • Patent number: 9354505
    Abstract: A digital photographing apparatus for displaying a panoramic image and a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus are disclosed. A digital photographing apparatus is provided that includes a digital signal processor that displays at least a portion of a panoramic image as a sequence of images, wherein the sequence of images represent a moving region set in the panoramic image by a user. Because the panoramic image is displayed as a sequence of images to a desired spot, the user may more easily identify the panoramic image. In addition, by adjusting a slide reproduction speed, the sequence of images may be displayed to a desired spot and at a desired speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-young Jang
  • Patent number: 9338572
    Abstract: A method for 3D sound field reproduction from a first audio input signal using a plurality of loudspeakers distributed over a loudspeaker surface aiming at synthesizing a 3D sound field within a listening area in which none of the loudspeakers are located with the sound field radiating from a virtual source, includes the steps of calculating positioning filters using virtual source description data and loudspeaker description data according to a sound field reproduction technique derived from a surface integral, applying positioning filter coefficients to filter the first audio input signal to form second audio input signals. Loudspeakers are positioned for a sampling of the loudspeaker surface into second loudspeaker surfaces for which the loudspeaker spacing is smaller for loudspeakers located in the horizontal plane than for elevated loudspeakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Etienne Corteel, Nguyen Khoa-Van, Matthias Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 9336454
    Abstract: A method (and system) of determining a local binary pattern in an image includes selecting an orientation. For each pixel in the image, the method further includes determining a binary decision for each such pixel relative to one neighboring pixel of the orientation, selecting a new orientation, and repeating the determination of the binary decision for each pixel in the image relative to one neighboring pixel of the newly selected orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Jagadeesh Sankaran
  • Patent number: 9332307
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for performing data insertion in compressed audio/video data streams are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include receiving an input multi-program data stream including a first compressed media data stream associated with a media program and a second data stream containing descriptive information describing the media program, rearranging data in frames of the first compressed media data stream to form contiguous sequences of skip bytes at respective locations in the frames of the first compressed media data stream, extracting the descriptive information from the second data stream, inserting payload data prepared from the descriptive information at the locations of the contiguous sequences of skip bytes in the frames of the compressed media data stream, and recombining the second data stream with the compressed media stream after inserting the payload data to form an output multi-program data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Venugopal Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9317546
    Abstract: A program identifier, a limit identifier, a minimum value, and an increment value are stored to limit data. The limit identifier identifies a first variable used by the program. In response to storing a data value to a second variable, the stored limit identifier is found and a determination is made whether the stored limit identifier identifies the second variable. If the stored limit identifier identifies the second variable, a determination is made whether the data value is greater than the minimum value. If the data value is greater than the minimum value, the data value is stored to a log if an absolute value of the data value minus a most recently logged data value that was previously stored to the second variable is greater than the increment value. The execution of the program is halted or a user is notified in response to the storing to the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Anderson, Scott Forstie, Randy S. Johnson, Chad A. Olstad
  • Patent number: 9319443
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing content are disclosed. One method can comprise receiving a request for content comprising at least a first segment. The method can also comprise determining an expiration condition of the first segment, and replacing the first segment with a second segment based on the expiration condition. The method can also comprise providing the second segment to a user or a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Andrew O'Hare, Weidong Mao, Elad Nafshi, Mark Andrew Vickers, Gregory Allen Broome, Sree Kotay
  • Patent number: 9313541
    Abstract: A broadcasting method and a broadcast signal receiving apparatus is provided wherein auxiliary information, such as video and audio data for supplementing broadcast information presented through a broadcasting network in an interlocked manner can be watched and listened to by the viewer. Broadcast information received from a broadcasting network is temporarily stored in a storage means of a broadcast signal receiving apparatus and a recording medium for storing auxiliary information used as a supplement to the broadcast information is mounted on the broadcast signal receiving apparatus. The broadcast information and the auxiliary information are then played back in an interlocked manner with a predetermined timing. As a result, a function to present information which cannot be accommodated in a broadcast frame and a parental function can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Nejime, Kimiya Yamaashi
  • Patent number: 9307184
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for allocating recordings to multiple users of a receiver. A graphical user interface may be displayed at a receiver and may show a listing of programs that have been recorded from a service provider broadcast or other transmission. An enhanced graphical user interface may include a listing of multiple users, each with separate listing of recordings. The recordings may be stored in a storage device associated with the receiver. A particular recoding may be deleted from the storage device when the recording has been deleted from each user's list of recordings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Andrew McAuley
  • Patent number: 9288531
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for supplementing media assets in order to compensate for a particular disability of a user. Specifically, a media guidance application determines whether or not a user can comprehend a media asset based on the particular disability of the user. Upon determining that the user cannot comprehend the media asset, the media guidance application supplements the media asset with supplemental data, which compensates for the particular disability of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Woods, Amanda Mallardo, William Korbecki, Brian Peterson, David Wheatley, Jason Conness
  • Patent number: 9271050
    Abstract: There is disclosed apparatuses and methods for a localized process system. The apparatuses and methods include a server for authenticating a user login for a localized process system; presenting a user with a project, comprising an asset, wherein the project is a movie, and wherein the asset is created for an original geographical territory; presenting a user with a display to order a localized version of the asset, wherein the localized version of the asset is a version of the asset that is customized for a second geographical territory that is different than the original geographical territory; receiving user input to create subtitles for the localized version of the asset, wherein the user selects himself to enter the subtitles; presenting the user with a display of a timed-text script that displays a time of the asset, and the dialogue of the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Pixwell Platform, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Abele, James Tosi, Philip Zlotorynski, Jeffrey Loiselle
  • Patent number: 9248378
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to communicate with a remote server to provide and obtain vehicle performance information, wherein the processor is further configured to receive and present a list of one or more available race opponents respond to the server with an opponent selection present a countdown timer and measure and report to the server one or more vehicle statistics relating to a race beginning at the end of the countdown timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Phillip Pierucci, Shawn Daniel Brozovich
  • Patent number: 9225887
    Abstract: An image capturing module for reducing assembly tilt includes an image sensing unit, a housing frame and an actuator structure. The image sensing unit includes a carrier substrate and an image sensing chip disposed on the carrier substrate and electrically connected to the carrier substrate. The housing frame is disposed on the carrier substrate to surround the image sensing chip and downwardly contacts the image sensing chip. The actuator structure is disposed on the housing frame and above the image sensing chip. The actuator structure includes a lens holder disposed on the housing frame and a lens assembly disposed inside the lens holder and downwardly contacting the housing frame. Whereby, the image sensing chip, the housing frame and the lens assembly are sequentially stacked on top of one another for reducing the assembly tilt of the lens assembly relative to the image sensing chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Po-Chih Hsu, Chao-Yuan Chan
  • Patent number: 9154894
    Abstract: A frequency characteristics determination device that can prevent generation of a frequency response curve having an unnatural shape is provided. A CPU 11 sets pass points Pi and Pi+1 through which the frequency response curve of an audio signal should pass. Pi+1 of a frequency Xpi+1 which is higher than a frequency Xpi of the pass point Pi. The CPU 11 determines a direction point ai of a Bezier curve Ci for connecting the pass points Pi and Pi+1 based on the pass points Pi and Pi+1. The CPU 11 determines whether a frequency Xai of the direction point ai is within a reference range between not less than the frequency Xpi and not more than the frequency Xpi+1. When the frequency Xai is out of the reference range, the CPU 11 moves the direction point ai so that the frequency Xai is within the reference range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Teppei Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9148563
    Abstract: A digital camera includes a CCD image sensor that produces a plurality of sets of image data by continuously capturing a subject, a controller that sets the priority for executing image processing on at least one of the plurality of sets of image data, and an image processor that subjects a plurality of sets of image data to image processing on the basis of the priority for executing image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Yamasaki, Masataka Nabeshima, Masayuki Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9077952
    Abstract: A method of scanning content comprises receiving an input signal indicating that content being displayed is to be scanned, sensing a duration of the received input signal, and scanning the content at a rate based at least in part on the sensed duration of the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Jeffrey Robbin, Thomas Michael Madden, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Kevin Arnold
  • Patent number: 9047810
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a circuit for discharging parasitic capacitance in a display panel with common-anode topology having a plurality of light emitters, as well as a circuit for charging parasitic capacitance in a display panel with common-cathode topology. In the common-cathode topology, the circuit includes a three-terminal device having a gate, a source, and a drain, wherein one of the source and the drain is electrically coupled to a common cathode of the light emitters, and a mechanism for controlling the three-terminal device, the mechanism being electrically coupled to the gate. Shortly after a previously selected light emitter is unselected, the mechanism turns on the three-terminal device to form a conductive path between the source and the drain. The mechanism turns off the three-terminal device after a voltage at the common cathode is increased to a predetermined voltage level or after a maximum period of time lapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SCT TECHNOLOGY, LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Li, Yutao Chen, Jianxin Xue, Wenjie Yang, Shoulin Li, Chun Lu, Zhifeng Wen, Shean-Yih Chiou, Shang-Kuan Tang, Shahnad Nadershahi
  • Patent number: 9042706
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generation unit configured to continuously generate still images from a moving image which is being read out from a recording medium and played back, a detection unit configured to detect a change of a playback state of the moving image which is being read out from the recording medium and played back, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the generation unit. The control unit performs control to stop generating of the still image when the detection unit detects that the playback state of the moving image during playback is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Tsuda