Non-motion Video Content (e.g., Url, Html, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/240)
  • Patent number: 10445866
    Abstract: An image processing method includes that: a first instruction of adding a filter to a target image is obtained; information of an environment where an electronic device is positioned is obtained, and a value of a first parameter is obtained on the basis of the information of the environment; a first preset mapping between different values of the first parameter and different values of a filter parameter is searched for a value of the filter parameter matched with the value of the first parameter; and filter addition is performed on the target image on the basis of the searched out value of the filter parameter. An image processing device, electronic device and a computer storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaoyu Gao
  • Patent number: 10412138
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable HTTP servers, such as HTTP servers providing segments to DASH clients according to the various embodiments, to pass incomplete versions of segments in response to segment requests from the DASH clients. The various embodiments may enable clients, such as DASH clients, to parse incomplete versions of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Osama Lotfallah, Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Charles Nung Lo, Nagaraju Naik, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Patent number: 10387949
    Abstract: In example embodiments, a system and method for providing interactive advertisement is provided. In some embodiments, a component causes a video program having an interactive advertisement to be displayed to a user on a display screen. The interactive advertisement includes an enhanced content activator. In response to activation of the enhanced content activator by the user, enhanced advertisement information including at least one trigger is provisioned. The enhanced advertisement information is then caused to be displayed with the video program and the interactive advertisement. A selection by the user of the at least one trigger associated with the enhanced advertisement information is monitored. In response to selection of the at least one trigger, access to further content associated with the enhanced content information is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Huber, Thomas Lemmons, Ian Zenoni, Debra Hensgen
  • Patent number: 10356312
    Abstract: A camera device, a video auto-tagging method and a non-transitory computer readable medium thereof are provided. The camera device comprises a processor, a camera and a sensor module. The camera is configured to capture a video. The sensor module is configured to generate distinctive sensing information after sensing a distinctive motion event of an user. The processor is configured to create a timing tag for the video according to the distinctive sensing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuan-Mao Tsui, Yuan-Kang Wang, Wen-Chien Liu
  • Patent number: 10291962
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed advertising via a tagged video stream are provided. Content and a tag associated with a product represented by at least a portion of the content may be received by a media device. The media device may be associated with at least one end user. The content may correspond to television programming. The content may be output by the media device for display. A user selection corresponding to the tag associated with the product represented by at least the portion of the content may be processed by the media device. The user selection may be received during display of at least the portion of the content. Responsive to the user selection, the media device may facilitate provision of information related to the product represented by at least the portion of the content to a second device and/or an account associated with the at least one end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Yunfeng Yang, William Joseph Ivanich, Bin Xu, XinHua Yang
  • Patent number: 10255950
    Abstract: Recorded in a recording medium is a video stream, map information, and bitrate information of the video stream. The map information includes size information indicating data size of a section where a picture is recorded in the video stream, based on a predetermined stipulated data size. The stipulated data size differs in accordance with the bitrate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10220256
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to effective, efficient, and economical methods and systems for improving athletic performance by tracking objects typically thrown or hit by athletes. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a unique configuration of technology wherein an electronic display is located at or behind the target and one or more cameras are positioned to observe the target. Once an object is thrown or hit, one or more cameras may observe and track the object. Further, an electronic display may be used to provide targeting information to an athlete and also to determine the athlete's accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SmartMitt, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas R. Frenz
  • Patent number: 10095787
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display and controller configured to cause the display to display a playback screen of a first multimedia file and cause the display to display a first retrieval screen in response to receiving a first user input during the displaying of the playback screen of the first multimedia file, such that the first retrieval screen includes a plurality of thumbnail images respectively corresponding to one of a plurality of playback points in time on a per first time interval basis of the first multimedia file. The controller also causes the display to play the first multimedia file beginning at a playback point in time that corresponds to a selected one of the plurality of thumbnail images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Haksoo Kang
  • Patent number: 10070180
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sorting media assets are provided. Playback information for each of a plurality of media assets is received, the playback information representing a percentage of a length of the corresponding media asset that each of a plurality of users previously viewed. Representations of the plurality of media assets are generated. The representations of the plurality of media assets are sorted based on the percentage of the length of the corresponding media asset that each of a plurality of users previously viewed. The sorted representations of the plurality of media assets are generated for display to a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventor: Vanessa Wickenkamp
  • Patent number: 10043553
    Abstract: A method controls display of one or more visually perceptible tags in association with a video. The method receives a first signal from a user input control device while the video is being presented via a display device without any visually perceptible tags. The first signal is generated by the user input control device in response to activation of a control associated with a function of causing the display device to present the video with the at least one visually perceptible tag. In response to receiving the first signal, the method causes the display device to present the video with at least one visually perceptible tag. After causing the display device to present the video with the at least one visually perceptible tag, the method changes the function associated with the control to thereafter cause the display device to present the video without any visually perceptible tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Kulas
  • Patent number: 10020025
    Abstract: A computing system has memory, a microphone, and an image sensor. A process displays an immersive media customization user interface, and plays a 360 video. In response to a first user action, the process captures a freeze frame of the 360 video at a specific moment. In response to a second user action, the process starts recording a customized video of the captured freeze frame in real time according to a dynamically adjustable visibility window of the captured freeze frame. While recording the customized video, a user adjusts the visibility window. After recording, a user annotates the customized video, including one or more of: adding a visual overlay in a portion of the customized video, where the visual overlay is a recorded video of the user; adding an audio overlay (e.g., user comments); and adding text or an image. The process transmits the customized video to another computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Zeality Inc.
    Inventors: Dipak Mahendra Patel, Arlene Joy Ganancial Santos, Scott Riley Collins, Bryan Daniel Bor, Adam Mark Dubov, Timothy George Harrington, II
  • Patent number: 9978427
    Abstract: A device capable of continuing to record data even when a volume of data in a storage medium reaches a capacity limit in the middle of recording the data in the storage medium. A CPU of a data recorder divides data, which are to be recorded in one recording session, into a plurality of small files, and sequentially records the small files into memory. When a volume of data in the memory reaches a capacity limit of the memory, the earliest small file among the small files that are recorded in the memory and that make up the recording session is deleted, and the small files are continually recorded in an available space created by deletion. After completion of recording, all the small files making up the recording session are coupled and recorded in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Eiji Ueda
  • Patent number: 9967636
    Abstract: A system, method and API for processing and providing a unified list of the content offerings of multiple content sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC
    Inventors: James Hindle, Peter G. N. Scheyen, Mark A. Vickers
  • Patent number: 9961359
    Abstract: A sequence of picture slices is encoded as reference slices and non-reference slices, wherein the reference slices include B slices, by forming, for each B slice, at least one data packet containing data values derived from brightness and color information pertaining to the slice. The data packet for each B slice includes a header element indicating whether the B slice is a reference slice. The header element of each reference B slice has a value that depends on depth of the reference B slice in a hierarchy of discardability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mandayam A. Narasimhan, Robert O. Eifrig
  • Patent number: 9928875
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for video annotation of a video sequence that includes a plurality of frames. The method includes storing, by a computer, information representative of a bounding box around a given target object in the video sequence in both a first frame and a last frame of the video sequence that include the target object. The method further includes generating, by the computer based on the information, estimated box annotations of the given target object in suggested frames from among the plurality of frames. The suggested frames are determined based on an annotation uncertainty measure calculated using a set of already provided annotations for at least some of the plurality of frames together with optical flow information for the video sequence. The method also includes displaying, by the computer, various ones of the estimated box annotations of the given target object in the suggested frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Wongun Choi
  • Patent number: 9888265
    Abstract: There is provided a content automation system and a method for use by the content automation system for issuing a content management message for use in a program stream. In one implementation, such a content automation system comprises a processor and a memory, and a stream messaging module residing in the memory. The stream messaging module is configured to issue the content management message by embedding a command sequence as metadata in a container data structure, and inserting the container data structure into the program stream. The command sequence authorizes a replacement of program stream content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Martin, Daniel Siewers, William Hooper, David Potter, Richard Hill, Michael Strein, Kenneth Michel, Alfredo Vincenty, James Casabella, David Converse, Guy Beverlin
  • Patent number: 9743129
    Abstract: A digital content operating apparatus, including: a communication unit which communicates with an external device which has a display for displaying the digital content; a user operation interface which receives a user operation to control the digital content which is displayed on the external device; a display which displays either a linear content operation panel or an interactive content operation panel; and a controller which controls the user operation interface corresponding to information on the digital content which is displayed on the external device; wherein either the linear content operation panel or the interactive content operation panel is displayed alternatively as the user operation interface on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Machida, Nobuhiro Tsutsumi, Kouji Kamogawa
  • Patent number: 9721164
    Abstract: A system for collecting data comprising a mobile terminal for capturing a plurality of frames of image data, the mobile terminal having a first imaging assembly and a second imaging assembly, the first imaging assembly for capturing a first frame of image data representing a first object and the second imaging assembly for capturing a second frame of image data representing a second object, wherein the system for use in collecting data is operative for associating first frame information and second frame information, the first frame information including one or more of image data of the first frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the first frame of image data, the second frame information including one or more of image data of the second frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the second frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Jonathan Stiles
  • Patent number: 9672867
    Abstract: An approach for creation and maintenance of video-based training documentation. Universal identifiers are created and associated with user interface elements for delimiting videos and audios. Test scripts are created based on matching the universal identifiers to task instructions. Videos are created based on test scripts where the universal identifiers are marked on the videos. Audios are created based on the universal identifiers and the task instructions, where the universal identifiers are marked on the audios. The audios and the videos are combined based on synchronizing the universal identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Hunt, Michael F. C. Priestley
  • Patent number: 9654843
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for operating a video management and marketing system that enables managing and marketing videos produced or provided by a user includes a processor configures an embed code that is unique to the user to show a real-time call to action that streams real-time data in one or more videos displayed to a viewer at a viewer device; the processor displays the real-time call to action during playback of the video at a first site and uses the real-time call to action to fetch call to action information on the fly; and the processor automatically forwards the viewer device to a second site, where the call to action information is displayed, upon completion of playback of the video at the first site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Vaetas, LLC
    Inventors: Vito Michael Santoro, John S. Rizzo
  • Patent number: 9654758
    Abstract: The subject disclosure is generally directed towards synchronizing live streaming videos with additional sources of contextually-related data. In one or more aspects, contextually-related data is marked with a timestamp, with a reference to each piece of data maintained in a manifest. The manifest is accessed to locate the contextually relevant information (e.g., on a companion device or the video playing device) in synchronization with the streaming video, such that a user is able to pause/stop/rewind/fast forward while maintaining the timeline synchronization between video and the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shaun Michael Stelmack, Matthew Franklin Perzel, Konstadinos Arvanitis
  • Patent number: 9602757
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting subtitles. A video is played on a display of a device. A display mode for the video is detected. A subtitle is presented in one of a plurality of presentation formats based on the detected display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Imran A. Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 9519709
    Abstract: A method comprising determining an ordered set of separate videos that comprises a first video and a second video, identifying a first video segment comprised by the first video, determining an ordered set representation that indicates the ordered set of separate videos, the ordered set representation comprising a first representative image that represents the first video and a second representative image that represents the second video, causing display of the ordered set representation, receiving information indicative a scrub input, causing movement between the ordered set representation and an index point based on the scrub input, determining that the index point is aligned with the first representative image determining a rendering position based the first representative image, identifying a frame of the first video segment, and causing display of a frame image in a video rendering region is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Brody Larson, Sebastian Frey, Pascal Wever, David Vegezzi
  • Patent number: 9503675
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal on which a video capturing function is executed according to one exemplary embodiment includes a camera that is configured to capture the video, a display unit that is configured to output a video frame received from the camera, and a controller that is configured to store time point information related to a time point at which a control command for inputting memo information during capturing of the video is received when the control command is received, and process the memo information, set after completion of the capturing of the video, in such a manner of associating the memo information with at least one video frame corresponding to the time point information within the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hyeongseok Choi
  • Patent number: 9478246
    Abstract: An audio video display device (AVDD) can present recorded content that can be paused. During pausing, ancillary AV content is shown until such time as a play or other signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marvin Demerchant, Hye Hoon Yi, Takeshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9417312
    Abstract: An approach is provided for automatic location-based imaging. User positional information is determined based on a mobile device associated with a user. The user positional information is correlated with camera positional information of a camera configured to capture one or more images of the user. The one or more images are retrieved from the camera based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Umashankar Velusamy
  • Patent number: 9407942
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate to methods and systems for the indexing and annotation of video content, the retrieval and display of such video content and its annotations, and the conversion and transmission of such video content and associated data. In certain embodiments, the system processes and cross-references video content with data associated with that content and with standard ontologies. Correlating these information sources produces a system of indexing and annotation of the content. In certain embodiments, this indexing and annotation may facilitate the discovery, retrieval, and management of video content, and may facilitate the integration of video content with other media and other systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: FINITIV CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Brenneman
  • Patent number: 9390084
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for building natural language parsers by implementing a country and/or jurisdiction specific set of training data that is automatically converted during a build phase to a respective predictive model, i.e., an automated country specific natural language parser. The predictive model can be used without the training data to quantify any input address. This model may be included as part of a larger Geographic Information System (GIS) data-set or as a stand alone quantifier. The build phase may also be run on demand and the resultant predictive model kept in temporary storage for immediate use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: TELOGIS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Mitchell, Arthur Newth Morris, Ralph James Mason
  • Patent number: 9378664
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that provides data associated with a financial instrument through real-time virtual animation anchored to the financial instrument in a video stream. During operation, the system receives at a computer system a video stream, wherein the video stream includes an image of a financial instrument, and wherein a financial instrument is a physical object that is associated with at least one of a financial account and financial data. Next, the system identifies the financial instrument in the video stream. The system then retrieves data associated with the financial instrument from a data source. Next, the system creates an animation which displays the data. Once the animation is created, the system anchors the animation to the financial instrument in the video stream. Finally, the system displays the video stream which includes the animation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Steckler
  • Patent number: 9225931
    Abstract: A controller included in a moving image data recording apparatus controls an editor and a recorder so as to generate a moving image file composed of a plurality of moving image data each having a predetermined length of time, and in a case where an error occurs when newly acquired moving image data is being added to the moving image file, the controller controls the editor and the recorder so as not to add moving image data to be next acquired to a moving image file containing moving image data acquired during occurrence of the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Shintani
  • Patent number: 9148643
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture for enhancing media with supplemental content are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Zachary T. Smith, Jon E. Ellenthal, Carson C.K. Fincham
  • Patent number: 9137509
    Abstract: A method for navigating instructional video presentations is disclosed. The method includes determining a pause mode of a video presentation, and playing the video presentation on a display device. The video presentation has one or more predetermined pause positions. The method also includes, while playing the video presentation, determining that the video presentation has reached one of the one or more pause positions. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that the video presentation is in a first pause mode, pausing the video presentation at the one of the one or more pause positions and maintaining a display of a paused frame of the video presentation, and, in accordance with a determination that the video presentation is in a second pause mode distinct from the first pause mode, continuing to play the video presentation through the one of the one or more pause positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John Adcock, Scott Carter, Matthew Cooper, Laurent Denoue
  • Patent number: 9100638
    Abstract: A signal identification process as contemplated to facilitate output of signaling based at least in part on metadata transmitted with the signaling. The contemplated processing may include facilitating output of the content according to one of a plurality of output modes depending on the metadata specifying values for a dynamic floating window (DFW) field and a 2K format conversion preference field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: David K. Broberg
  • Patent number: 9014530
    Abstract: A system comprises a movie clip environment in which a movie clip object is defined, and a native application that is external to the movie clip environment. The native application renders an image to an off-screen surface of the system. A composition manager is responsive to communications from the movie clip object to control where the off-screen surface is to be rendered on a display screen. The composition manager may be responsive to communications from the movie clip object to direct the native application to control one or more properties of the image of the off-screen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Dodge, Paul Streatch, Roger Maclean
  • Patent number: 9014540
    Abstract: A local media player in network communication with a remote storage system stores a portion of content. It then compares the portion of content stored on the local media player with content stored on the remote storage system to determine if the portion of content is duplicated on the remote storage system. If so, the portion of content stored on the local media player is replaced with a pointer to a duplicate portion of content stored on the remote storage system. The portion of content is played back by the local media player at least in part by receiving the duplicate portion of content from the remote storage system if the portion of content has been replaced by a pointer, or by accessing the portion of content stored on the local media player if the portion of content has not been replaced by a pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Chris Cholas, Eric D. Hybertson
  • Publication number: 20150093095
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for retrieving information for managing video data involving link information associating metadata with the video data. A metadata indicator is used to indicate that metadata exists in a stream with the linking information. Link information also associates the metadata with location information to identify where additional information on the video data, which is described by the metadata, may be found. Using the method or apparatus, a single metadata unit is able to be associated with a plurality of video data units, or a plurality of metadata units are able to be associated with a single video data unit, in order to provide more information on the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jang Hui CHO, Jea Yong YOO, Sung-Wan PARK, Mi Hyun KIM, Kang Soo SEO, Soung Hyun UM, Byung Jin KIM
  • Publication number: 20150078723
    Abstract: A method generating control data for displaying a video sequence on a low resolution display may comprise providing at least a first video sequence, the first video sequence comprising a plurality of image frames, determining whether a first image frame of the first video sequence comprises a sub-image of a primary object, selecting a first position of a primary image portion of an image frame such that the first position substantially matches with the position of the sub-image of the primary object, if the first image frame has been determined to comprise said sub-image of said primary object and providing control data, which indicates said first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Igor Danilo Diego Curcio, Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate
  • Patent number: 8971686
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for managing digital contents and a method and an apparatus for executing digital contents according to playback positions. The method for managing digital contents includes inputting digital contents from a digital contents provider, inputting playback positions of the digital contents at which at least one application will perform an operation, and generating a list of playback positions in which the playback positions are recorded, based on attribute information on the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-hyuk Kim, Sung-wook Ahn
  • Patent number: 8965174
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for retrieving information for managing video data involving link information associating metadata with the video data. A metadata indicator is used to indicate that metadata exists in a stream with the linking information. Link information also associates the metadata with location information to identify where additional information on the video data, which is described by the metadata, may be found. Using the method or apparatus, a single metadata unit is able to be associated with a plurality of video data units, or a plurality of metadata units are able to be associated with a single video data unit, in order to provide more information on the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jang Hui Cho, Jea Yong Yoo, Sung Wan Park, Mi Hyun Kim, Kang Soo Seo, Soung Hyun Um, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8953928
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a video recording system including a user interface to enable a user to enter commands. A bookmark manager is to generate bookmarks corresponding to locations in the videos being recorded based on bookmark commands received, to assign end points for the bookmarks, and to generate a program based on selection of one or more of the recorded videos and selection of at least a subset of the bookmarks associated with the one or more recorded videos. A video record/playback manager is to control recording of the videos and the associated bookmarks and to present the program by playing the at least a subset of the associated bookmarks for the one or more of the recorded videos. Playback of each of the at least a subset of the associated bookmarks is to end at the assigned endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Gordon B. Beacham, Louis D. Bifano, Gerald R. Johnson, Jason E. Krasnow
  • Publication number: 20150037000
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application featuring variable progression speeds for fast-access playback operations, in which the progression speeds are based, at least in part, on the point of progress of a user during a presentation of a media asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Brinkley
  • Publication number: 20150036996
    Abstract: A system and method for interactive printed media are disclosed in which a mobile or wearable computing device has an application that captures an image of a piece of printed media and associates a link to the piece of printed media using a backend component to make the piece of printed media interactive. The system and method may be used to generate a piece of printed media that is interactive that may be sent to third parties or to make an existing piece of printed media interactive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20150037001
    Abstract: A method for identifying a sound source in an image or a sequence of images to be displayed is described. The method comprises: retrieving the image or the sequence of images; retrieving metadata provided for the image or the sequence of images, the metadata comprising at least one of information about a location of the sound source within the image or the sequence of images, information about position and size of a graphical identifier for identifying the sound source, and shape of the sound source; including a graphical identifier for the sound source in the image or the sequence of images using the information included in the metadata; and outputting the image or the sequence of images for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Winter, Wolfram Putzke-Roeming, Joem Jachalsky
  • Patent number: 8938152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording medium containing moving picture data and additional information thereof and to reproducing method and apparatus of the recording medium. The present recording medium has script files including additional information about moving picture data, e.g., scene descriptive text and introduction of characters, etc. In addition, information linking each script file with a section of moving picture data to be presented with contents of the script file is included in a link data file or is contained in a filename of the script file. In reproduction of the recording medium, a script file linked with presently reproduced moving picture data section is determined and searched for based on the link data file or every filename of the script files, and contents of the found script file are presented together with the presently reproduced moving picture data. Furthermore, previously presented additional information is removed depending on data or filename of the found script file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jang Hui Cho, Jea Yong Yoo, Sung Wan Park, Mi Hyun Kim, Kang Soo Seo, Soung Hyun Um, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8934754
    Abstract: Real-time access by a public authority emergency responder to surveillance video of a privately-controlled source is conditionally pre-authorized dependent on the existence of at least one pre-specified emergency condition, and recorded in a data processing system. A public authority emergency responder subsequently requests real-time access to the surveillance video (e.g., during an emergency), and if the pre-specified emergency condition is met, access is automatically granted, i.e., without the need for manual intervention. A pre-specified emergency condition could, e.g., be an alarm condition detected by a sensor at the site of the video surveillance, or a declared state of emergency, properly declared by an appropriate public official.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Billau, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo, Dan P. Dumarot, Matthew J. Paschal, Brandon W. Schulz, James E. Woodbury
  • Publication number: 20150010288
    Abstract: A method for searching for media information related to media content includes selecting at least one frame included in a plurality of frames from the media content, extracting at least one text information included in each of the selected at least one frame, and requesting media information related to the media content using the extracted at least one text information. An apparatus for searching for media information related to media content includes a storage unit configured to store information about at least one media content, and a controller configured to select at least one frame from a plurality of frames included in the media content, extract at least one text information included in each of the selected at least one frame, and request media information related to the media content using the extracted at least one text information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Aggarwal, Dong-Hyun Yeom
  • Publication number: 20140376883
    Abstract: Online video can now be supplied with hyperlinks that are associated with and move with objects in the video. However, online video players tend not to report an accurate frame number, and this results in poor synchronisation of the movement of the hyperlink and the object. We propose that a subset of the pixels in the frame be used to encode a numeric frame identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Steven James Callanan
  • Patent number: 8918311
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, a system for generating a plurality of caption frames is provided. The system comprises a memory storing a plurality of elements generated from transcription information, at least one processor coupled to the memory, and a caption engine component executed by the at least one processor. The caption engine component is configured to identify at least one element sequence as meeting predetermined criteria specifying a plurality of caption characteristics, the at least one element sequence including at least one element of the plurality of elements, and store the at least one element sequence within at least one caption frame. The at least one element sequence may correspond to at least one sentence. The transcription information may be time-coded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3Play Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Johnson, Christopher S. Antunes, Roger S. Zimmerman, Jeremy E. Barron, Joshua Miller, Anatole Khesin
  • Patent number: 8913609
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is presented a method for processing data. The method comprises receiving a plurality of packets, wherein each packet comprises a payload, and wherein the plurality of packets carry video data encoded in accordance with an encoding standard from a plurality of encoding standards; identifying encoding standards encoding the video data carried in the payloads of the plurality of packets; and inserting identifiers that identify the encoding standard encoding the video data carried in the payloads of the plurality of packets into the plurality of packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Stephane W. Rodgers, Ut Nguyen, Rajesh S. Mamidwar
  • Patent number: 8909026
    Abstract: Available storage media capacity for personal video recording increases continuously. metadata can be used to organize the recordings, search for content and access specific recordings. If metadata are embedded within the multimedia content itself, like DVB specific Service Information, which are multiplexed with the audio and video streams to form a MPEG-2 transport stream, a search based on this metadata would require an inefficient and time consuming search through all multimedia content stored. According to the invention metadata information is gathered, analyzed and processed to form metadata entities, which are amended by a reference to the content itself. A descriptor stream is formed from the resulting pairs of metadata entities and references to the content and is stored separately from the files comprising multimedia content. In this way, for data of an MPEG-2 transport stream the metadata can be accessed without a need to reparse the entire stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Ralf Ostermann, Hui Li, Meinolf Blawat, Marco Winter