Process Of Generating Additional Data During Recording Or Reproducing (e.g., Vitc, Vits, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/239)
  • Patent number: 11315600
    Abstract: Metadata about a movie is retrieved. The metadata includes a plurality of associated viewer responses from at least one previous audience viewing of the video. The plurality of associated viewer responses from the at least one previous audience viewing are associated with one or more segments of the video. A segment of the video associated with a type of viewer reaction based on emotion and sentiment recognition is identified. Additional media content based on the identified video segment is retrieved. A segment of the additional media content that exceeds a threshold of similarity with the segment of the video is determined. A video clip that includes the segment of the additional media content is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Enara C. Vijil, Seema Nagar, Srikanth G. Tamilselvam, Kuntal Dey
  • Patent number: 11315605
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, a device, and a computer program product for storing and providing a video. A method for storing a video is provided, including: acquiring frame storage information in a to-be-stored video, the frame storage information including information related to storage of a plurality of frames in the video; converting the video into a plurality of data blocks based on the frame storage information; and converting the frame storage information into a streaming media index file to characterize the video in association with the plurality of data blocks. Embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a method for providing a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Qin Liu, Jie Liu
  • Patent number: 11310617
    Abstract: Provided is a sound field forming apparatus and method to improve reproducibility of a wave front by using a smaller amount of computation. The sound field forming apparatus includes a listener position acquisition section that acquires listener positional information indicating a position of a listener, a drive speaker selection section that selects one or a plurality of speakers, as a drive speaker, used to form a sound field, among the speakers configuring a speaker array on the basis of the listener positional information, and a drive signal generation section that drives the drive speaker and generates a speaker drive signal for forming the sound field in accordance with a selection result of the drive speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Maeno, Masafumi Takahashi, Yuhki Mitsufuji
  • Patent number: 11290838
    Abstract: Example techniques relate to playback based on acoustic signals in a system including a first network device and a second network device. A first network device may detect a presence of a user using a camera and/or infrared sensors. The first network device sends, in response to detecting the presence of the user, a particular signal via the first network interface. The second network device receives data corresponding to the particular signal and plays back an audio output corresponding to the particular signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Reilly, Niels Van Erven
  • Patent number: 11232638
    Abstract: A system and method for creating links to superimposable digital media content messages that are viewable on one or more electronic devices. The system provides a unique experience to a user to send digital media messages to another user electronically, where the message is accessible by scanning a tangible, and in some instances liftable, objects. The digital message may comprise at least one image and/or video that is superimposable on a real-world environment when seen through the display of one or more electronic devices, giving the user watching the message a unique and one of a kind experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Bradley French
  • Patent number: 11200426
    Abstract: A video frame extraction method performed by a computing device includes: obtaining a key frame timestamp table of a video based on a first sampling stride, the first sampling stride being adjusted according to a length of the object video; obtaining a timestamp of a key frame to be extracted from the key frame timestamp table based on a second sampling stride, the second sampling stride being determined according to a quantity of key frame timestamps in the key frame timestamp table and a quantity of to-be-extracted key frames; reading, according to the timestamp, frame data of the key frame; and generating, based on a hard decoding result of the frame data, a thumbnail corresponding to the key frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wenhuan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11194516
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods related to media type selection are described. Memory systems can include multiple types of memory media (e.g., volatile and/or non-volatile) and can write data to the memory media types. Data inputs can be written (e.g., stored) in a particular type of memory media based on characteristics (e.g., source, attributes, and/or information etc. included in the data). For instance, selection of memory media can be based on characteristics of the memory media type and the attributes of the data input. In an example, a method can include receiving, by a memory system that comprises a plurality of memory media types, data from at least one of a plurality of sensors, identifying one or more attributes of the data; and selecting, based at least in part on the one or more attributes of the data, one or more of the memory media types to write the data to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Zahra Hosseinimakarem, Carla L. Christensen, Radhika Viswanathan, Bhumika Chhabra
  • Patent number: 11197117
    Abstract: Example techniques relate to playback based on acoustic signals in a system including a first playback device and a second playback device. A first playback device may detect a first acoustic signal. The first playback device sends, to a network device, data corresponding to the detected first acoustic signal. The network device may generate one or more instructions based on the sent data corresponding to the detected first acoustic signal and send data representing such instructions to the first playback device. Based on the instructions, the first playback device plays back audio content. Further, the second playback device may stop playing back audio content based on further instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Reilly, Niels Van Erven
  • Patent number: 11140448
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing, by a system comprising a processor, a content display configuration corresponding to a plurality of feed selections from a plurality of media content feeds, a plurality of display selections from a plurality of available displays, and a plurality of pairing selections assigning each feed selection of the plurality of feed selections to at least one display selection of the plurality of display selections, and transmitting a plurality of displayable content streams according to the content display configuration. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 11128815
    Abstract: An object extraction device for extracting an object from a video includes a tracking unit that tracks at least one object included in the video; a crop area setting unit that sets an area to be cropped in any one frame of the video based on coordinate information of the tracked object; a crop area movement determination unit that determines whether or not to move the crop area based on a location relation between the coordinate information of the tracked object and the crop area; and an extraction unit that extracts, from the video, a partial video corresponding to the crop area that is moved or not according to a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yeong Hwan Jeong, Jae Won Choi, Kang Tae Lee
  • Patent number: 11089354
    Abstract: A system of one or more processors receives information from a computing device associated with a user profile, the information identifying a first list of content items including first episode in a series. The system determines that the first episode has been played using a content state of the first episode. The system determines a second list of content items, including a second episode in the series as an unsolicited content item and removing the first episode from the second list. The system sends the second list to the computing device and the computing device deletes the first episode and downloads the second episode in the series without first receiving a download request from a user or application of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ishwar VenkataManikanda Ramani, Michael Wendling, James Robert Wright
  • Patent number: 11082735
    Abstract: The described technology is directed towards obtaining and returning time offset data instead of current data in response to a data request. The time offset data may be limited to privileged clients only, and only provided thereto when desired, using a time offset value set by the client, for example. For example, a privileged user may request time offset data corresponding to a future time so as to preview how the data may be presented at a future time. Time offset data may be used by a system entity to fill a cache, e.g., as secondary cached data that may be used once primary cached data expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Arthur Gay, Sata Busayarat
  • Patent number: 11069378
    Abstract: A system and method for frame accurate editing of high resolution live video streams is disclosed. A live capture module receives and stores the live stream in the original resolution it is being distributed and provides a low resolution copy of the live stream for editing. An edit module receives the low resolution stream and provides an interface for individual editors to edit the live stream video. The individual editor may search forward or backward through the low resolution video stream to identify a start and end point for each desired video segment. The edit module then retrieves and displays high resolution video corresponding to the selected start and end points from which the individual editor may then navigate identify a frame accurate mark point for each. A job manager coordinates each request for a video segment and delivers the requested video segment to the individual editors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alper Turgut, Oztan Harmanci, Ismail R. Haritaoglu
  • Patent number: 11007773
    Abstract: A first inflow port allows a first liquid to flow into a liquid flow passage, and a second inflow port allows a second liquid to flow into the liquid flow passage. The first and second liquids flow toward a pressure chamber. There is a portion satisfying L?W, where L is a length of the first inflow port and W is a length of the liquid flow passage above the first inflow port, in a direction orthogonal to a direction of flow of the first liquid in the pressure chamber and to a direction of ejection of the second liquid from an ejection port. In a case where the second liquid is ejected from bottom to top, the second liquid flows above the first liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Patent number: 10939200
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided to improve audio processing. The apparatus includes a processor configured to execute a process based on an operating system (OS), and an audio signal processing part to support inputs of a first audio signal which is associated with the OS and a second audio signal which is inputted via a second input unit that is different from the first input unit. The audio signal processing part has a first processing mode and a second processing mode in which the audio signal processing part outputs an audio signal based only on the second audio signal. The apparatus also includes a setting part configured to set the audio signal processing part to the first processing mode when the process based on the OS is executed by the processor and to the second processing mode when the process based on the OS is at least partially limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Yoneda, Limin Xiao
  • Patent number: 10936154
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device generates for presentation on a display a user interface including a plurality of groups of icons. A plurality of the icons have been grouped based at least in part on metadata of applications associated with the icons. The electronic device receives input selecting a respective icon. In response to receiving the input selecting a respective icon, the electronic device invokes an instance of an application associated with the respective icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elbert D. Chen, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, Marcel Van Os, William M. Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress
  • Patent number: 10932000
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing device that includes a sound extracting unit that extracts one or more sound blocks to be reproduced together with video data based on the plurality of images, on the basis of a predetermined characteristic quantity from sound data corresponding to sound captured within a period in which a plurality of intermittent images has been captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonobu Hayakawa, Hsingying Ho
  • Patent number: 10917693
    Abstract: A method of utilizing tones includes receiving content including at least an audio portion for broadcast to a first plurality of users having a first recipient computing device and a second plurality of users having a second recipient computing device, receiving data comprising a first and a second message, determining one or more locations within the content for embedding the first and second messages, converting at least the first and second messages into a plurality of tones that cannot be directly detected by the first and second pluralities of users during broadcast, incorporating the plurality of tones into the content at the one or more locations, and providing the content with the plurality of tones for broadcast via a presentation device such that the plurality of tones are detected by the first and second recipient devices for determining at least one of the first and second messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nicholas-Alexander, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Webster, James Blommel, James Salzarulo
  • Patent number: 10893307
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a video subtitle display method and apparatus. The method includes receiving a request to play a target video sent by a terminal; determining a display mode of a subtitle according to a content type corresponding to the subtitle of the target video; and controlling the terminal to display the subtitle on a video picture according to the display mode when the target video is played. The video subtitle display method and apparatus provided by the embodiments of the present disclosure enable the display mode of the subtitle of the video to be changed according to the content type corresponding to the subtitle, and therefore, satisfying the user's viewing requirements for subtitles of different content types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Min Li, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10834391
    Abstract: Example systems and methods perform streaming of volumetric media and accommodate high user interactivity. A device is configured to access and render streaming holograms and may implement a window as a buffer. In addition, a hologram streaming machine can be configured to stream full or partial holograms in the form of 3D blocks, where different 3D blocks represent a same portion of hologram but may have different resolutions depending on where the user is positioned and looking relative to each 3D block, thus saving network capacity by focusing on what the user is looking at. Since many 3D blocks may be empty much of the time, may be occluded or far away from the user's viewing position, or may be numerous within a 3D space, the device can be configured to request 3D blocks based on their utility, which may be calculated based on bitrate, visibility, or distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: 8i Limited
    Inventors: Philip A. Chou, Kieran Thawley, Robert James William Higgs, Jounsup Park
  • Patent number: 10796439
    Abstract: A method according to various embodiments of the present invention can comprise: detection of content; detection of the progressing direction of an image comprised in the content with respect to the detection of the content; detection of a reference area comprising the detected progressing direction of the image; determination of a reference object in the detected reference area; and generation of motion information, for controlling the operation of an external electronic device, on the basis of the determined reference object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Il Son, Jong-Chul Choi, Dong-Hyun Yeom, Cheolho Cheong
  • Patent number: 10783925
    Abstract: Systems and processes associated with an augmented film crew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. Newell, Abhijit Sharma
  • Patent number: 10733925
    Abstract: A plurality of virtual viewpoint images corresponding to positions and directions of a plurality of virtual viewpoints are displayed on an operation screen for an operation associated with the position and direction of the virtual viewpoint. The virtual viewpoint image corresponding to the virtual viewpoint selected as a position and direction operation target among the plurality of virtual viewpoints is generated based on a plurality of captured images obtained by capturing an image capturing target region by a plurality of cameras, and is transmitted to another apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Okutani
  • Patent number: 10728592
    Abstract: An audio decoding and reading system comprises a computing module, a high-fidelity module, and a buffer-memory assembly which is between the computing module and the high-fidelity module. The buffer-memory assembly is intended to store a sliding segment of a digital audio stream which is transmitted by the computing module to the high-fidelity module. In this manner, a speed of processing of said digital audio stream by a digital-to-analog converter of the high-fidelity module, can be independent of a speed of production of said digital audio stream by the computing module. An improved sound emission quality results from this decoupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Damien Plisson
  • Patent number: 10701448
    Abstract: A terminal and method for receiving a video delivery of a video signal are provided. The method includes receiving, from a server, the video signal for successively replaying a set of videos selected from among a plurality of videos. The selected videos are respectively selected for each of a plurality of periods in accordance with rating values of the plurality of videos. The rating values are given by a plurality of users. The plurality of videos is obtained by taking an identical scene from a plurality of different viewpoints over a plurality of successive periods. The method further includes successively replaying the selected videos in accordance with the video signal, displaying any video among the plurality of videos, and further displaying when any subject is selected by a user from among a plurality of subjects included in the displayed video, a menu for rating the selected subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Junichi Fujihira, Natsuki Nagamori, Seiji Higuchi
  • Patent number: 10645306
    Abstract: A method for producing a media file in an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting an event during recording of media frames, determining at least one effect to be applied on the media frames, applying the determined effect on at least one of at least one first media frame from a first set of media frames and at least one second media frame from a second set of media frames, and generating a media file comprising the first and second sets of the media frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Vishal Lokhande
  • Patent number: 10613814
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus comprises an encoder configured to encode groups of pixels of a video frame into encoded groups. The video frame comprises a plurality of tiles and each of the plurality of tiles comprises one or more of the groups. For each tile in the plurality of tiles: the encoder is configured to generate a notification based on completion of encoding an encoded tile corresponding to the tile. The apparatus comprises a packetizer configured to generate packets corresponding to the video frame simultaneous with the encoding of the video frame by the encoder. For each tile in the plurality of tiles: the packetizer is configured to generate packets from the encoded tile corresponding to the tile based on the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Tanner, Arthur Jeremy Runyan, Satya N. Yedidi, Changliang Wang, Ankur Shah, Paul S. Diefenbaugh
  • Patent number: 10599702
    Abstract: A media item may be received by a computing device. One or more works may be identified in the media item. One or more ratios may be determined based on the length of the media item and/or lengths of one or more identified works in the media item. An output may be determined based on the one or more ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Audible Magic Corporation
    Inventors: Vance Ikezoye, Jay Friedman, Erling Wold, Michael Thomas Edwards
  • Patent number: 10541001
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a video; detecting one or more objects in one or more frames of the video; identifying one or more of the detected objects; determining a relevance score for each of the one or more of the identified objects with respect to a user the video is to be presented to; selecting one or more frames of the video based on the determined relevance scores for the identified objects in the frames; and providing for presentation to the user one or more of the selected frames of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Charles Cheung, Hermes Germi Pique Corchs, Maria Chiara Cacciani, Andrew James Thomas Buckley, Stef Marc Smet, Milen Georgiev Ozhumerov, Mircea-Gabriel Suciu, Muhammed Elsayed Muhammed Elsayed Ibrahim, Cunpu Bo
  • Patent number: 10535154
    Abstract: The system for image analysis that analyzes an image taken by a camera improves the accuracy of detection and identification an object in image analysis. The system stores a plurality of analyzed past images and their imaging environment data sets that include setting data of a camera that took the past image and data on an object; includes an acquisition module 211 that acquires an image and a similar image extraction module 212 that extracts a past image similar to the image; and applies the imaging environment data set of the extract past image to the acquired image and analyzes the acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10504557
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate the creation of personalized partial recordings of multimedia content. A partial recording of a piece of content may be created based upon a user request being received at a multimedia device and a determination of partial recording start and termination points. In embodiments, the start point of a partial recording may be based upon a predetermined or user-input setback duration, or a preceding scene boundary may be identified as the partial recording start point. A partial recording may include a content preview comprising one or more portions of one or more content segments, and each of the one or more content segments may include a start point that is identified within the associated piece of content based upon a predetermined interval or an identification of scene boundaries within the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Zoran Maricevic, John Ulm, Jeethendra Poral, Murali S. Sahasranaman, Virendra Singh, Krishna Prasad Panje
  • Patent number: 10477283
    Abstract: Auxiliary or enhanced features associated with broadcast television programs are activated using carrier-based active text enhancement (CATE) signals embedded within timed text (TT) associated with the broadcast program. The active text enhancements can be interpreted by the viewer's set top box (STB) or other receiver to activate software applications, video clips, imagery, uniform resource locators (URLs), interactive interface features or the like on either or both of primary or secondary displays. Timed text enhancements can flexibly reference different types of content to provide richer and more powerful viewer experiences for the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Kate Megan Carney Landow
  • Patent number: 10455347
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus to process audio signals based on a number of listeners are disclosed. An example implementation involves a playback device processing, via an audio processing component, an audio signal for playback according to a first audio characteristic. While processing the audio signal for playback according to the first audio characteristic, the playback device detects, via a location component, a number of listeners in a listening area. The playback device determines a second audio characteristic based on the detected number of listeners in the listening area, and after determining the second audio characteristic, processes, via the audio processing component, the audio signal for playback according to the second audio characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Reilly, Niels Van Erven
  • Patent number: 10454987
    Abstract: Implementations disclose bitrate optimization for multi-representation encoding using playback statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Yao-Chung Lin, Anil Kokaram, Steve Benting
  • Patent number: 10453496
    Abstract: Systems and processes associated with an augmented film crew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. Newell, Abhijit Sharma
  • Patent number: 10438129
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for training machine learning systems. One of the methods includes receiving a plurality of training examples; and training a machine learning system on each of the plurality of training examples to determine trained values for weights of a machine learning model, wherein training the machine learning system comprises: assigning an initial value for a regularization penalty for a particular weight for a particular feature; and adjusting the initial value for the regularization penalty for the particular weight for the particular feature during the training of the machine learning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoram Singer, Tal Shaked, Tushar Deepak Chandra, Tze Way Eugene Ie
  • Patent number: 10438634
    Abstract: A unique material identifier (UMID) for a media file that was not provided with a UMID at its point of origination is generated by using the content of the file, and is independent of the time of file import or accessing. For a given item of media material, the UMID remains unchanged and uniquely identifies the item when such a file is imported or accessed multiple times. The UMID may be generated by hashing together selected portions of the metadata and essence of the media file. The amount of metadata and essence sampled is chosen to provide a high degree of assurance that the UMID will be unique, but is kept small enough so as to avoid causing a perceptible lag when the UMID is generated. In various embodiments the UMID is based purely on one or more selected portions of the media file essence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Donald A. Carignan, Scott E. Kohnle
  • Patent number: 10430660
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a motion vector detection unit, a generation unit for generating information regarding the motion vector as metadata, a recording unit for recording each frame image in association with the metadata; and a control unit for causing the motion vector detection unit to perform motion vector detection by using an image signal on which reduction processing or thinning processing was performed, and causing the motion vector detection unit to determine an image area based on the metadata and to perform motion vector detection by using an image signal on which reduction processing or thinning processing was not performed or on which reduction processing was performed using a smaller reduction ratio than that used during the image capturing operation or thinning processing was performed using a smaller thinning ratio than that used during the image capturing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Miyasako
  • Patent number: 10419737
    Abstract: A video stream for a scene for a virtual reality or augmented reality experience may be stored and delivered to a viewer. The video stream may be divided into a plurality of units based on time segmentation, viewpoint segmentation, and/or view orientation segmentation. Each of the units may be divided into a plurality of sub-units based on a different segmentation from the units, via time segmentation, viewpoint segmentation, and/or view orientation segmentation. At least a portion of the video stream may be stored in a file that includes a plurality of the units. Each unit may be a group of pictures that is a sequence of successive frames in time. Each sub-unit may be a vantage defining a viewpoint from which the scene is viewable. Each vantage may be further divided into tiles, each of which is part of the vantage, limited to one or more particular view orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Derek Pang, Colvin Pitts, Kurt Akeley
  • 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