Process Of Generating Additional Data During Recording Or Reproducing (e.g., Vitc, Vits, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/239)
  • Patent number: 11979678
    Abstract: A sound processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive information including a timecode and a playback speed of video data, an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a storage unit configured to store a sound signal, sample data obtained by dividing the sound signal, the sample data corresponding to the timecode included in the information received by the reception unit, and an output unit configured to output data obtained by associating the playback speed included in the information received by the reception unit with the sample data acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masanobu Funakoshi
  • Patent number: 11950080
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for processing an audio signal, which renders an audio signal. The device for processing an audio signal includes a processor. The processor receives metadata including an audio signal and first element reference distance information and renders a first element signal on the basis of the first element reference distance information, wherein the first element reference distance information indicates the reference distance of an element signal. The audio signal is capable of including a second element signal which may be simultaneously rendered with the first element signal, and the metadata is capable of including second element distance information indicating the distance of the second element signal. The number of bits required for representing the first element reference distance information is smaller than the number of bits required for representing the second element distance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: GAUDIO LAB, INC.
    Inventors: Hyunjoo Chung, Sangbae Chon
  • Patent number: 11930189
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising segmenting an input video into a first video chunk and one or more subsequent video chunks. The method further comprises, for each subsequent video chunk, generating a corresponding window of overlapped frames by selecting a subsequence of frames from a different video chunk immediately preceding the subsequent video chunk. The method further comprises generating metadata corresponding to each video chunk by processing each video chunk in parallel. Each subsequent video chunk is processed based in part on a corresponding window of overlapped frames. The method further comprises, for each subsequent video chunk, discarding a portion of metadata corresponding to the subsequent video chunk, where the portion discarded is specific to a corresponding window of overlapped frames. The method further comprises merging each video chunk into a single output video. Each video chunk merged is associated with any remaining corresponding metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hunsop Hong, Seongnam Oh
  • Patent number: 11929101
    Abstract: In order to provide a recording and reproducing device that allows a user to select and manage arbitrary play lists, a unit of management for managing all registered play list information and an upper management hierarchical level are added. The unit of management is adapted to be handled on the same level with unified information that indicates a reproduction range of all AV data. User-defined unified information is adapted to be handled on the added management hierarchical level. The user-defined unified information is formed to allow arbitrary reproduction ranges contained on a lower hierarchical level to be registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Junji Shiokawa, Hiroo Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11894021
    Abstract: A method includes: obtaining video data; receiving a target object; processing the video data to obtain one or more first images of the video data that contain an image of the target object and one or more second images of the video data that do not contain the image of the target object; discarding the one or more second images from the video data; generating a background image based on the one or more second images; synthesizing the one or more first images of the video data with the background image to generate one or more synthesized images; obtaining a target image sequence with the one or more synthesized images based on a time order of the one or more first images in the video data; and displaying each of the one or more synthesized images in the target image sequence in a fade-in and fade-out manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhe Yang
  • Patent number: 11875550
    Abstract: One or more processor can automatically identify, structure and retrieve spatial and/or temporal sequences of digital media content according to semantic specification. Digital media content can be received and information from digital media content can be extracted. Based on the information, a knowledge graph can be constructed or structured to include at least one of spatial and temporal representation of the digital media content. A search query can be received associated with the digital media content. Based on traversing the knowledge graph structure according to at least one of spatial and temporal criterion mapped from the search query, new digital media content can be composed which meets the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marcio Ferreira Moreno, Rafael Rossi de Mello Brandao, Guilherme Augusto Ferreira Lima
  • Patent number: 11871139
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media for simultaneously recording multiple visual media using a plurality of cameras of a visual media recording device are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: record a first visual medium using a first camera (e.g., a front-facing camera) of the plurality of cameras of the visual media recording device; record a second visual medium using a second camera (e.g., a rear-facing camera) of the plurality of cameras of the visual media recording device simultaneously with recording of the first visual medium, at least one of the first camera and the second camera utilizing face-tracking technology during recording; combine the first visual medium and the second visual medium into a single visual output during a post-recording process; and cause display of the single visual output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Doheny Yoon, Brandon Joseph Kieft, Raj Vir, George Lewis Kedenburg, III, Nicolas Russell, Bruno Pereira Evangelista, George Lam, Alexandra Louise Krakaris, Mitchell Kogan, Nilesh Vinubhai Patel, Houman Meshkin, Arielle Chapin
  • Patent number: 11861262
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for facilitating simultaneous execution of applications so that associated audio playback corresponds to user expectation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael Hornsby, Georgiy Kassabli, Kevin Joseph Thornberry
  • Patent number: 11857877
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a gaming overlay application to provide automatic in-game subtitles and/or closed captions for video game applications. The overlay application accesses an audio stream and a video stream generated by an executing game application. The overlay application processes the audio stream through a text conversion engine to generate at least one subtitle. The overlay application determines a display position to associate with the at least one subtitle. The overlay application generates a subtitle overlay comprising the at least one subtitle located at the associated display position. The overlay application causes a portion of the video stream to be displayed with the subtitle overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignees: ATI Technologies ULC, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Liang, Ilia Blank, Patrick Fok, Le Zhang, Michael Schmit
  • Patent number: 11783863
    Abstract: In order to provide a recording and reproducing device that allows a user to select and manage arbitrary play lists, a unit of management for managing all registered play list information and an upper management hierarchical level are added. The unit of management is adapted to be handled on the same level with unified information that indicates a reproduction range of all AV data. User-defined unified information is adapted to be handled on the added management hierarchical level. The user-defined unified information is formed to allow arbitrary reproduction ranges contained on a lower hierarchical level to be registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Junji Shiokawa, Hiroo Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11778409
    Abstract: An audio system including a first microphone-equipped playback device and a second microphone-equipped playback device. The audio system is configured to synchronize playing of audio to a listener position by receiving by the first microphone-equipped playback device an audio stream, and playing the audio stream on a speaker of the first microphone-equipped playback device, in accordance with a playback delay ?t. The playback delay ?t is in accordance with a first calibration sound originating at the listening position, a second calibration sound originating at the second microphone-equipped playback device, and a third calibration sound originating at the first microphone-equipped playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Waves Audio Ltd.
    Inventors: Nahum Noam Weissman, Matan Ben-Asher, Itai Neoran
  • Patent number: 11763042
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a computer program stored in a computer readable storage medium is provided. The computer program causing a computer to prevent an illegal leakage of an image displayed on a display device of the computer includes receiving operation mode information from a server after the computer is booted, determining whether an operation mode of the computer program is a photographing attempt prevention mode or a violation detection mode based on the operation mode information, determining whether communication between the server and the computer is possible, executing the photographing attempt prevention mode when the operation mode is the photographing attempt prevention mode and the communication is possible, and executing forcibly the photographing attempt prevention mode even if the operation mode is the violation detection mode when the operation mode is the violation detection mode and the communication is not possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: TERUTEN, INC
    Inventors: Young Lee, Young Yi Yu
  • Patent number: 11765317
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing method, including steps of: obtaining multimedia information; obtaining environmental information corresponding to the multimedia information. According to multimedia information and environmental information, determine the tactile feedback. When a tactile multimedia output operation is received, out multimedia information. At the same time, output the corresponding tactile feedback effect. The present invention can enable the user to experience not only visual and/or auditory information but also tactile information when listening to or watching multimedia information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: AAC Acoustic Technologies (Shanghai)Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bing Xie
  • Patent number: 11756544
    Abstract: Implementations described herein receive audio data that captures a spoken utterance, generate, based on processing the audio data, a recognition that corresponds to the spoken utterance, and determine, based on processing the recognition, that the spoken utterance is ambiguous (i.e., is interpretable as requesting performance of a first particular action exclusively and is also interpretable a second particular action exclusively). In response to determining that the spoken utterance is ambiguous, implementations determine to provide an enhanced clarification prompt that renders output that is in addition to natural language. The enhanced clarification prompt solicits further user interface input for disambiguating between the first particular action and the second particular action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Victor Carbune
  • Patent number: 11722393
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for managing on-site communications of a machine with a latency-dependent application installed. The method includes, for example, (i) receiving geographical information associated with a work site; (ii) receiving historical communications information associated with the work site; (iii) analyzing the historical communications information and the geographical information; (iv) generating an instruction for implementing the latency-dependent application of the machine based on a latency requirement of the latency-dependent application; and (v) implementing the latency-dependent application of the machine based on the instruction. The historical communications information includes a communications event, a duration of the communications event, and a frequency of the communications event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Evan Hague, Aaron R. Shatters, Michael Anthony Spielman
  • Patent number: 11657822
    Abstract: System and method for processing and presenting a conversation. For example, a system includes a sensor configured to capture an audio-form conversation, and a processor configured to automatically transform the audio-form conversation into a transformed conversation. The transformed conversation includes a synchronized text, and the synchronized text is synchronized with the audio-form conversation. Additionally, the system includes a presenter configured to present the transformed conversation including the synchronized text and the audio-form conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Otter.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Simon Lau, Fuchun Peng, Kaisuke Nakajima, Julius Cheng, Gelei Chen, Sam Song Liang
  • Patent number: 11561952
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to organize, index, search, and present time series data based on searches. Time series data are sequences of time stamped records occurring in one or more usually continuous streams, representing some type of activity. In one embodiment, time series data is stored as discrete events time stamps. A search is received and relevant event information is retrieved based in whole or in part on the time stamp, a keyword indexing mechanism, or statistical indices calculated at the time of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Baum, R. David Carasso, Robin Kumar Das, Rory Greene, Bradley Hall, Nicholas Christian Mealy, Brian Philip Murphy, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Andre David Stechert, Erik M. Swan
  • Patent number: 11528578
    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: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Reilly, Niels Van Erven
  • Patent number: 11526904
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a rewarded viewing video distribution system configured to reward a user for viewed video content based on presenting video content to a user, assigning the user rewards generated based on the value of the video portion viewed, and automatically presenting the user with marketplace credit to spend the rewards. In some embodiments, the viewed video portion value may be determined as a function of a predetermined reward threshold. In an illustrative example, the predetermined reward threshold may be the video percentage viewed. Various implementations may employ a reward threshold based on advertisements viewed, permitting advertisement spending adapted as a function of verified advertisement views. Some examples may reward views using a video player plug-in. Some embodiments may permit a user to spend viewing rewards on affiliated partner services or products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Verasity Limited
    Inventors: Robert James Mark Hain, Svetlana Astakhova
  • Patent number: 11516550
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for generating an interactive digital video content item, a digital video content item is accessed. Subject recognition is performed on the digital video content item, wherein the subject recognition automatically identifies a visual subject within the digital video content item. Responsive to identifying the visual subject, an interactive region is applied to visual subject within the digital video content item, wherein the interactive region enables presentation of content related to the visual subject in response to a user interaction with the interactive region during presentation of the digital video content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Rabbat, Ernestine Fu
  • Patent number: 11495209
    Abstract: There is provided an information presentation device that is configured to present information, to a plurality of users that differ in level, in such a manner that each of the users can easily understand the information, and an information presentation method. The information presentation device includes: an identification unit that identifies respective levels of one or more users; an obtaining unit that obtains presentation information to be presented to the users; a conversion unit that appropriately converts the obtained presentation information according to the level of each user; and a presentation unit that presents the appropriately converted presentation information to each user. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a robot, a signage device, a car navigation device, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mari Saito
  • Patent number: 11477596
    Abstract: A computerized microphone-equipped audio playback device comprising a speaker and microphone and being configured to receive digital audio; and play the digital audio on a speaker, in accordance with a playback delay that is derivative of, at least: an arrival time of a first calibration sound at the processor and an arrival time of the first calibration sound at a second microphone-equipped audio playback device, wherein the first calibration sound originated at the listener position; a generation time of a second calibration sound at the second microphone-equipped audio playback device, and an arrival time of the second calibration sound at the processor; and a generation time of a third calibration sound at the processor, and an arrival time of the third calibration sound at the second microphone-equipped audio playback device; thereby synchronizing arrival of sound of the two playback devices at the listener position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: WAVES AUDIO LTD.
    Inventors: Nahum Noam Weissman, Matan Ben-Asher, Itai Neoran
  • Patent number: 11418858
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for providing interactive content to a user. In a non-limiting embodiment, an apparatus, such as a media device, may provide interactive content to a user. The media device may receive content comprising primary and secondary content from a content provider, and then determine whether the secondary content is a candidate for an interactive experience. The media device may also provide the interactive experience to the user when the secondary content is a candidate for the interactive experience. Furthermore, the media device may monitor tracking information of the interactive experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Louqman Ackandy Parampath, Douglas Corey Reher, Cameron Baharloo, Scott Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11395000
    Abstract: The present embodiments introduce a new type of random access point in video bitstreams that can be used for random access operations but can be represented in encoded form at a lower bit-cost as compared to IRAP pictures. The random access point is a dependent random access point (DRAP) picture that is encoded and decoded using an IRAP picture and/or a previous, according to a decoding order, DRAP picture as sole reference picture(s) for the DRAP picture. The DRAP picture is encoded as a trailing picture that may be used for reference and constitutes a random access point in a video bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Pettersson, Jonatan Samuelsson, Rickard Sjöberg, Jacob Ström, Ruoyang Yu
  • Patent number: 11388214
    Abstract: A system for broadcast data recovery of data stream transmission, the system having a broadcast distribution network transferring the data stream from a sender to a plurality of receivers, the system having: a transmission center receiving the data stream from the sender and sending stamped RTP packets in an IP reference RTP stream to the IP distribution network and sending stamped RTP packets as an RTP broadcast data stream to a broadcast network, the broadcast network including: a satellite and an RF link; at least one registered/assigned recovery server connected to the IP distribution network and assigned to the plurality of receivers, the at least one recovery server receiving a protected IP stream from the transmission center; the plurality of receivers sending a recovery request to the at least one recovery server when the respective receiver detects an erroneous/missing packet; and wherein the at least one recovery server then sends a recovery data stream to the at least one of the plurality of receiv
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Adi Rozenberg, Eran Shalev, Limor Touriel
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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