Video Or Audio Bookmarking (e.g., Bit Rate, Scene Change, Thumbnails, Timed, Entry Points, User Manual Initiated, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/241)
  • Patent number: 11368764
    Abstract: A main stream contains successive content elements of video and/or audio information that encode video and/or audio information at a first data rate. A computation circuit (144) computes main fingerprints from the successive content elements. A reference stream is received having a second data rate lower than the first data rate. The reference stream defines a sequence of the reference fingerprints. A comparator unit (144) compares the main fingerprints with the reference fingerprints. The main stream is monitored for the presence of inserted content elements between original content elements, where the original content elements have main fingerprints that match successive reference fingerprints and the inserted content elements have main fingerprints that do not match reference fingerprints. Rendering of inserted content elements to be skipped. In an embodiment when more than one content element matches only one is rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Alexandrovich Nagorski, Jan Alexis Daniel Nesvadba, Ronaldus Maria Aarts
  • Patent number: 11363297
    Abstract: An image coding method includes selecting two or more transform components from among a plurality of transform components that include a translation component and non-translation components, the two or more transform components serving as reference information that represents a reference destination of a current block; coding selection information that identifies the two or more transform components that have been selected from among the plurality of transform components; and coding the reference information of the current block by using reference information of a coded block different from the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoshikawa, Hisao Sasai, Kengo Terada
  • Patent number: 11356736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing video include providing a portion of video to an electronic display and identifying a character or personality in the portion of video. A request to perform an action regarding the portion of video may be detected and the action may be associated with the identified character or personality. The action may be performed on a second portion of video in response to the character or personality being identified in the second portion of video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dean Kenneth Jackson, Daniel Victor Klein
  • Patent number: 11356750
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for automatically and programmatically generating crowdsource trailers. In an embodiment, interactions with streaming content performed by a plurality users who consumed the content are received. A value is assigned to each of the interactions. A plurality of windows of content are identified within the streaming content. The values of the interactions for each of the landing frames within each of the plurality of windows are accumulated. A particular one of the plurality of windows with a highest accumulated value is selected. A trailer for the content is generated based on the selected particular window and provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher James Tegethoff, Abhijit Pol, Anthony Wood
  • Patent number: 11335379
    Abstract: Provided a video processing method, a device and electronic equipment, which can process a video including multiple human body objects to obtain a plot video segment for any one of the multiple human body objects. The embodiments of the present application can carry out pertinent observations on the human body objects and improve the sensory experience of video viewers. The video processing method includes obtaining a first video including multiple human body objects; determining a detection region of a first object among the multiple human body objects according to at least one image frame of the first video; performing human behavior feature detection on the detection region of the first object in the first video to obtain a first plot video segment of the first object in the first video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Wei Qu, Yuying Ding
  • Patent number: 11334622
    Abstract: A software system of some embodiments allows automatic logging, organization, transcription, and/or subtitling/captioning of audio/video content. User selected audio/video content is automatically transcribed. Instances and recurrences of events are automatically identified within transcripts and their corresponding clips. Recurrences of events can be automatically identified based on user identification of instances. Identifications within transcripts/clips can be automatically demarcated and logically or systematically arranged, categorized, classified, labelled, marked, grouped, and/or organized into audio/video sequences by the software system. Categorization, classification, labelling, and/or marking can be applied from transcript data, file names, order of identification occurrence, custom text, and/or analysis of audio and/or video content using AI. Transcripts can be displayed in arrangement and/or amalgamation to match the arrangement of their corresponding clips in an audio/video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Raymond James Buckley, Silvia Geboiu
  • Patent number: 11330245
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing a frame packing arrangement for the encoding/decoding of, for example, panoramic content. In one embodiment, the frame packing arrangement utilizes overlapping imaging data so as to enable, for example, a post-decode stitching operation to be performed. The frame packing arrangement may utilize a number of projection formats, such as a cubemap projection, and may utilize any number of differing aspect ratios such as, without limitation, 4×3, 3×2, 4×2, 2×4 aspect ratios. Additionally, the overlapping imaging data may be positioned within the frame packing arrangement chosen so as to improve upon coding efficiency. For example, the overlapping imaging data may be positioned within the frame packing arrangement so as to emphasize image continuity. An encoder apparatus and decoder apparatus for use with the aforementioned frame packing arrangements are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Adeel Abbas, Timothy Macmillan
  • Patent number: 11329738
    Abstract: A device, system and method for real-time personalization of streaming video is provided. The device has access to a memory storing: nonpersonalized video segments; and data for rendering personalized video segments, the nonpersonalized video segments and the personalized video segments associated with a given order. When a request for a personalized video is received, the device causes rendering of at least a subset of the personalized video segments to be rendered using the data, incorporating personal data associated with the request into the personalized video segments. As the personalized video segments are rendered, the device updates and transmits a manifest, to the communication device, identifying available video segments according to the given order. The video segments identified in the manifest are provided to the communication device in response to receiving requests for the video segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BUILDSCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Pieter Willem Vermeyden, Stephen Claude Wright, Devon Bruce Galloway, Tyler James Campaigne
  • Patent number: 11321391
    Abstract: A user may select, edit, and share a portion of content. An interface may be used to select, edit, or comment on the portion of the content. One or more playlists may be generated for the selected portion of content and may be used to access the selected portion of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Brown, Ali A. Khorram, Bradley Spenla, Dominque Izbicki, Lori Hylan-Cho
  • Patent number: 11318388
    Abstract: Computer implemented systems and methods for cross-platform spoiler blocking are provided herein. An example method includes ascertaining by a data platform data potentially available to a user of a service having a media object; identifying by the data platform at least one object revealed by the media object, the at least one object being associated with an application; receiving by the data platform metadata associated with the at least one object, the metadata indicative of whether the at least one object should be hidden from the user; determining by the data platform, based on the metadata, the at least one object is a potential spoiler; and blocking by the data platform, the user from interacting with the media object through the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Adil Sherwani, Warren Benedetto, Landon Noss, Benedikt Neuenfeldt, Yohei Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11314805
    Abstract: A method for retrieving an audio file includes: collecting an audio segment in real time; and for every two chronologically adjacent audio frames in a plurality of audio frames of the audio segment, acquiring a difference value between spectral centroids of a sub-band corresponding to the two audio frames, to obtain a plurality of difference values; and obtaining an audio fingerprint corresponding to the two audio frames based on the plurality of difference values. A quantity of the plurality of difference values equaling a quantity of sub-bands of one of the two audio frames. Each bit of the audio fingerprint being determined based on a comparison between a difference value corresponding to the bit and a preset difference value threshold. The method also includes retrieving, in an audio file library based on audio fingerprints of the plurality of audio frames, a target audio file matching the audio segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingyun Zhang, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 11308570
    Abstract: A data processing system includes a producer processor that produces a sequence of data outputs for use by consumer processors of the data processing system. The system also includes a memory for storing a sequence of data outputs produced by the data processor. The data processor encodes data outputs as encoded blocks of data, storing a particular encoded block of a first frame in a first location in the memory and an indication of the first location. The data processor stores a corresponding encoded block of a second data output in a second location and updates the indication to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Lars Oskar Flordal, Jakob Axel Fries
  • Patent number: 11308273
    Abstract: A method and system for improving audio detection is provided. The method includes receiving activation term data and text data of a multimedia file. The text data is analyzed and potential phonetic matches between a set of terms and the activation term are determined. An audio portion of the multimedia file is analyzed with respect to the potential phonetic matches and a resulting subset of terms is determined. A term is selected from the subset and flagged. An associated control action for preventing an automated device from being enabled is generated and stored. Presentation of the flagged term is detected within the multimedia file being presented and the control action is executed such that the automated device remains in the deactivated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Jeremy R. Fox, Kulvir Singh Bhogal, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 11295414
    Abstract: A tile contains aggregated data at a certain resolution for the actual data present in the duration of time covered in that tile. Tiles are generated at every possible resolution suitable for a computer display and provide aggregate measures such as averages and variances. Tiles provide a summary of data such that from the highest level view down to the specific data time points collected, a user's attention may be drawn to the times when there is the most interesting pattern behavior to review and analyze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FALKONRY INC.
    Inventors: Vukasin Toroman, Daniel Kearns, Lenin Kumar Subramanian, Nikunj R. Mehta
  • Patent number: 11284124
    Abstract: A method is described for processing an omnidirectional video by a client device, said omnidirectional video being associated with a 3D coordinate system for determining a spatial position of video data of said omnidirectional video on a curved surface, preferably a sphere, said method comprising: receiving a manifest file, the manifest file comprising a plurality of tile stream identifiers for identifying a plurality of tile streams, the tile streams comprising video frames having image views, whereby the image views of video frames of different tile streams cover different regions of a 2D projection of the omnidirectional video, a region defining a tile; selecting on the basis of spatial relation information in the manifest file and on the basis of a viewpoint of a user of the client device a first tile streams associated with a first resolution and a first tile position and a second tile stream associated with a second resolution and a second tile position, the second resolution being lower than the first
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Lucia D'Acunto, Emmanuel Thomas, Mattijs Oskar Van Deventer, Ray Van Brandenburg, Arjen Veenhuizen
  • Patent number: 11276102
    Abstract: A method for generating recommendations for a user from a product database is provided. The method comprises determining a taxonomy for the product database, said taxonomy comprising a plurality of attributes assigned to each product in the product database; performing an exploratory procedure in which the user is systematically exposed to products from the product database in order to test the user's preference for products in the product database, wherein the user preference is tested based on a user action; and generating a style profile for the user based on the user's indicated preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CURIO SEARCH INC
    Inventors: Christopher Sandman, Bharat Vijay, Anand Ramani, Ram Bhoopalam
  • Patent number: 11270118
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices and apparatuses for a video surveillance system. The video surveillance system includes a camera configured to detect first image data. The video surveillance system includes a memory. The memory is configured to store the first image data. The video surveillance system includes a processor. The processor is coupled to the camera and the memory and configured to identify one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to generate metadata associated with the one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to tag the metadata to the one or more objects within the first image data. The processor is configured to generate second image data that is a subset of the first image data based on the metadata tagged to the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagata, Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11270117
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, observing a plurality of objects viewed through a smart lens, wherein the plurality of objects are in a frame of an image viewed by the smart lens, determining an identification for an object of the plurality of objects, assigning tag information for the object based on the identification, storing the tag information for the object and the frame in which the object was observed, receiving a recall request for the object, retrieving the tag information for the object and the frame responsive to the receiving the recall request, and displaying the tag information and the frame. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Roque Rios, III
  • Patent number: 11270391
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and/or system can (e.g., for causing reporting of a happening; etc.) can include determining a happening parameter (e.g., a happening parameter indicative of a characteristic of the happening; etc.); presenting the happening parameter to a user; receiving a user input from the user; delivering, for capture of the happening (e.g., during a time period associated with occurrence of the happening, etc.), a reporter entity to a happening location associated with the happening (e.g., based on the user input; etc.); and/or presenting a media component, generated based on the capture of the happening, to the user S150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Khaled Zaatarah
  • Patent number: 11265612
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for allowing responses to offers displayed with digital content. The responses may be provided on a receiver system via a conventional feedback through the same distribution channel through which the content and offer were provided, or through an alternative channel, with data being transmitted from an alternative channel device to a transacting entity. For time-shifted playback, content is identified and time-adapted offers may be provided, taking into account factors such as the content, the time of play back, the date of play back, and so forth. The alternate response channel may be more suitable for time-adapted offer responses then for contemporaneously transmitted offers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Christopher J. Falkner, Sheau Bao Ng, Myra Einstein
  • Patent number: 11245926
    Abstract: The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to encode and/or decode video data. Immersive media data is accessed that comprises a hierarchical track structure comprising at least (a) a first track at a first level of the hierarchical track structure comprising first immersive media elementary data, wherein the first track is a parameter track, and the first immersive media elementary data comprises timed metadata, and (b) a second track at a second level in the hierarchical track structure that is different than the first level of the first track, the second track comprising metadata specifying an immersive media track derivation operation. The immersive media track derivation operation is performed on at least the first immersive media elementary data to generate composite immersive media data for the second track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MEDIATEK Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Lulin Chen
  • Patent number: 11245887
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device for stabilizing a 360-degree video, the electronic device including a memory storing one or more instructions, and a processor for executing the one or more instructions stored in the memory, wherein the processor is configured to execute the one or more instructions to: when a 360-degree video is reproduced, allocate probability values to a plurality of pixels included in a frame of the 360-degree video, based on a possibility that each of the plurality of pixels is included in a user's field of view (FOV), determine a three-dimensional (3D) rotation for the 360-degree video, based on the allocated probability values, and generate a stabilized 360-degree video by applying the 3D rotation to the 360-degree video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Prashant Sharma, Albert Saa-Garriga, Alessandro Vandini, Tommaso Maestri
  • Patent number: 11210332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mapped views of digital content are provided. A map structure for a collection of digital content streams from a content provider may be stored in memory. Such map structure may include a predetermined plurality of slots arranged in one or more tiers. A browsing request may be received from a spectator device over a communication network, and such browsing request may be identified as pertaining to the collection of digital content streams. A mapped view of the requested collection may be generated that illustrates the predetermined plurality of slots arranged in the tiers in accordance with the stored map structure. Further, information regarding browsing activity by the spectator device within the generated mapped view may be received and evaluated to identify when the spectator device selects one of the illustrated slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Thielbar, Matthew Bloom-Carlin, Yuji Tsuchikawa
  • Patent number: 11212484
    Abstract: There is provided a photographing device having two output interfaces that respectively used to output a first image frame and a second image frame. The first image frame is provided to a processor of the photographing device to perform the feature extraction and tag the second image frame accordingly. The tagged second image frame is for the image recording of an external back end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Huan Wu, Wen-Cheng Yen
  • Patent number: 11205275
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a first analyzing unit (2020), a second analyzing unit (2040), and an estimating unit (2060). The first analyzing unit (2020) calculates a flow of a crowd in a capturing range of a fixed camera (10) using a first surveillance image (12). The second analyzing unit (2040) calculates a distribution of an attribute of objects in a capturing range of a moving camera (20) using a second surveillance image (22). The estimating unit (2060) estimates an attribute distribution for a range that is not included in the capturing range of the moving camera (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Yusuke Konishi, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroo Ikeda, Junko Nakagawa, Kosuke Yoshimi, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11205445
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for language agnostic automated voice activity detection. Example methods may include determining an audio file associated with video content, generating a number of audio segments using the audio file, the plurality of audio segments including a first segment and a second segment, where the first segment and the second segment are consecutive segments. Example methods may include determining, using a Gated Recurrent Unit neural network, that the first segment includes first voice activity, determining, using the Gated Recurrent Unit neural network, that the second segment includes second voice activity, and determining that voice activity is present between a first timestamp associated with the first segment and a second timestamp associated with the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayank Sharma, Sandeep Joshi, Muhammad Raffay Hamid
  • Patent number: 11202034
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed, including: a housing foldable along at least one axis, a first display disposed on a first surface of the housing, the first display flexible as to switch from an unfolded state to a folded state along the at least one axis, a second display, separate from the first display, disposed on a second surface of the housing opposite to the first surface, and a processor. The processor is configured to: execute a video call including display of a plurality of call targets on the first display, and based on detecting a switch from the unfolded state to the folded state while a number of the plurality of call targets is greater than or equal to a reference value: display a thumbnail of at least one selected call target from among the plurality of call targets in a first sub-region on the second display, and display thumbnails of unselected call targets from among the plurality of call targets in a second sub-region different from the first sub-region on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Lee, Younghak Oh, Bokeun Kim, Kyuok Choi
  • Patent number: 11200636
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a series of frames with aid of a synthesizer to offload graphics processing unit (GPU) rendering within an electronic device are provided. The method may include: utilizing a GPU to perform full-rendering to generate a first frame in a color buffer, for being output to a display panel and displayed on the display panel; utilizing the GPU to generate a set of metadata of at least one subsequent frame in a metadata buffer; and utilizing the synthesizer to synthesize said at least one subsequent frame according to previous frame information and the set of metadata of said at least one subsequent frame, to generate said at least one subsequent frame in the color buffer, for being output to the display panel and displayed on the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chiung-Fu Chen, Cheng-Che Chen
  • Patent number: 11200919
    Abstract: Implementations generally provide a user interface for video annotation tools. In some implementations, a method includes obtaining at least one video of at least one object performing at least one action displaying one or more portions of the at least one video in a user interface. The method further includes displaying a plurality of annotation tracks in the user interface, where each annotation track of the plurality of annotation tracks is associated with one or more of the at least one object and the at least one action in the at least one video. The method further includes obtaining one or more annotations associated with the at least one video based on the plurality of annotation tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Lyons, Kenji Suzuki, Brent Faust, Kevin Barnes, Jong Hwa Lee
  • Patent number: 11188232
    Abstract: Techniques for evaluating data sets for compression processing may include: receiving first information for a data set, the first information including I/O activity information for the data set, a service level objective for the data set, and a size of the data set; determining, in accordance with the first information, whether the data set meets criteria indicating a specified level of importance and a specified level of I/O activity; responsive to determining the data set meets the criteria, sending second information identifying one or more storage objects of the data set to a compression engine, wherein the one or more storage objects of the data set are identified as having the specified level of importance and at least the specified level of I/O activity; and performing processing, by the compression engine using the second information, to determine whether to compress first data stored in the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. McSweeney, Ciara Stacke, Andrea Graham
  • Patent number: 11184596
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisition section configured to acquire still image data obtained by imaging, a generator configured to generate, from the still image data acquired by the acquisition section, a logically single data unit including first still image data and second still image data different from each other in luminance dynamic range and reproducible independently from each other, and an output section configured to output the data unit generated by the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Uesaka, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshihiro Mori, Toshiyuki Fukushima, Kazuhiko Kouno, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Shigeo Sakaue
  • Patent number: 11176690
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a first analyzing unit (2020), a second analyzing unit (2040), and an estimating unit (2060). The first analyzing unit (2020) calculates a flow of a crowd in a capturing range of a fixed camera (10) using a first surveillance image (12). The second analyzing unit (2040) calculates a distribution of an attribute of objects in a capturing range of a moving camera (20) using a second surveillance image (22). The estimating unit (2060) estimates an attribute distribution for a range that is not included in the capturing range of the moving camera (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Yusuke Konishi, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroo Ikeda, Junko Nakagawa, Kosuke Yoshimi, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11176931
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described for enabling a user to create a conversational bookmark in the course of the user's interaction with a BOT. The bookmark designates a particular juncture in the user's interaction with the BOT. When the user later invokes the bookmark, the computer-implemented technique resumes the user's interaction with the BOT, starting at the particular juncture. The technique can accomplish the above functions in a BOT-independent manner (which does not involve changes to the BOT) or a BOT-dependent manner (which involves changes to the BOT). The technique can also be extended to a task of creating and activating bookmarks in the course of a conversation among two or more humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benny Schlesinger, Keren Damari, Avichai Cohen, Yuval Pinchas Borsutsky
  • Patent number: 11178370
    Abstract: An image correction device includes a reception unit, a detection unit and a correction unit. The reception unit receives a first-image and a second-image, which are obtained by a first-imaging device and a second-imaging device, and an imaging condition that is at least one piece of information on an imaging date and time or information on an imaging location corresponding to each of the first-image and the second-image. The detection unit detects the same scene between images indicated by the first-image and the second-image based on the imaging conditions corresponding to each of the first-image and the second-image. The correction unit extracts, from each of the images indicated by the first-image and the second-image corresponding to the same scene, a common subject which is common between the images, and performs, on the corresponding image, color correction of making colors of the extracted common subject similar to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Fujiwara, Akihiro Uchida, Kosuke Irie, Koichi Tanaka, Shinichiro Fujiki
  • Patent number: 11178459
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing a nonlinear, dynamic, and prioritized content caching scheme for segmented content during playback. Certain embodiments provide new techniques for optimally determining preferred content, prioritizing the preferred content for download and consumption, and, in systems where storage and memory systems are constrained, utilizing the same prioritization system for optimized garbage collection. Example methods may include determining a current playhead position associated with a video playback. Certain methods include determining a cache priorities for fragments based on the current playhead position and the positions of the fragments in the video playback. A first fragment may be the next fragment with respect to the linear playback, and a second fragment may follow the first fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Koceski, Mairo Pedrini, Eyal Safran, Paul Nann
  • Patent number: 11170389
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for improving media content effectiveness. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes generating an intermediate representation (IR) of provided media content, the IR specifying editable elements of the content and maintaining a result of cumulative edits to those elements. The method also includes editing the elements of the IR to generate a set of candidate IR variations. The method further includes creating a set of candidate media contents based on the candidate IR variations, evaluating the candidate media contents to generate effectiveness scores, and pruning the set of candidate IR variations to retain a threshold number of the candidate IR variations as surviving IR variations associated with the highest effectiveness scores. The process iterates until either an effectiveness score exceeds a threshold value, the incremental improvement at each iteration falls below a desired value, or a maximum number of iterations have been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Haoliang Wang, Viswanathan Swaminathan, Stefano Petrangeli, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 11163827
    Abstract: The video processing method, device, terminal, and storage medium are provided; the method includes: acquiring a video captured by a user and marking the video with original sound in the case that the video is a video with original sound; performing data separation on the video with original sound according to the mark, and extracting the original audio from the video with original sound; the extracted original sound audio is used for video shooting by other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Microlive Vision Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zhi Liao
  • Patent number: 11165840
    Abstract: Disclosed is a master electronic device configured to create a content capture session executable by a plurality of electronic devices comprising at least one client electronic device. The master electronic device may comprise: a user interface module configured to receive at least one session parameter; a processor configured to create at least one content capture session based on the at least one session parameter; and a communication means configured to communicate data between the master electronic device and at least one client electronic device, wherein the communication comprises transmission of at least one session parameter, wherein the at least one client electronic device is configured to participate in the at least one content capture session according to the at least one session parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Benjamin Nowak
  • Patent number: 11153619
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for streaming multimedia data includes receiving a request to stream, by a first computing device, a first multimedia data file stored on a second computing device. The computer-implemented method further includes determining a first recommendation to skip viewing of a first logical segment included in the multimedia data file, wherein the first recommendation is based, at least in part, on analyzing a set of user insight information corresponding to a first classification associated with the first logical segment. The computer-implemented method further includes determining that a first confidence score associated with the first recommendation is below a predetermined threshold level. The computer-implemented method further includes providing, in response to determining that the first confidence score is below the predetermined threshold level, the first recommendation to a user while streaming the first multimedia data file via the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin G. Keen, Hernan A. Cunico, Paul Alexander Raphael Frank, Richard D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11145333
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for capturing and presenting content creation tools of an application used in a video. Application data from the application for the duration of the video is received. The application data includes data identifiers and time markers corresponding to user interaction with an application in a video. The application data is processed to detect tool identifiers identifying tools used in the video based on the data identifiers. For each a tool identifier, a tool label and a corresponding time in the timeline is determined. A tool record storing the tool labels and the corresponding times in association with the video is generated. When a viewer requests to watch the video, the tool record is presented to the viewer in conjunction with the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: William Hayes Allen, Lubomira Dontcheva, Haiqing Lu, Zachary Platt McCullough, David R. Stein, Christopher Nuuja, Benoit Ambry, Joel Richard Brandt, Cristin Ailidh Fraser, Joy Oakyung Kim, Hijung Shin
  • Patent number: 11138999
    Abstract: A playback method of reading out and playing streams from a recording medium is provided in which are recorded a stream file, a playlist file, first and second combination information, elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the first luminance video, and elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the second luminance video. The playback method includes in a case of playing the first luminance video, reading out any one of the elementary streams listed in the first combination information of the playlist file, and playing at the same time with the first luminance video, and in a case of playing the second luminance video, reading out any one of the elementary streams listed in the second combination information of the playlist file, and playing at the same time with the second luminance video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Kazuhiro Mochinaga
  • Patent number: 11134307
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage, a receiver configured to receive a transport stream from a source device, and a processor. According to an aspect, the processor is configured to decrypt encrypted content data obtained from the transport stream received by the receiver, generate index information based on the decrypted content data where the index information generated includes at least one reference corresponding to the encrypted content data to be referenced to display an image of the content data, and store the encrypted content data in association with the index information in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sungho Noh
  • Patent number: 11133037
    Abstract: A method for generating customized dynamic video including partitioning customized dynamic video's timeline, using a predefined partition scheme, into a series of chunk descriptors, each defined by an interval of the timeline and corresponding to a video chunk of the customized dynamic video; for each chunk descriptor, constructing an identifier based on a set of parameters that represent visual characteristics of the video chunk, and associating the identifier to the chunk descriptor, and querying a cache of previously rendered and encoded video chunks for a video chunk indexed by the identifier matching that of the chunk descriptor; and in the case that a video chunk whose identifier matches the queried identifier is found, retrieving the video chunk from the cache; otherwise, rendering and encoding the video chunk, for the chunk descriptor's timeline interval, and saving the video chunk in the cache, indexed by the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Idomoo LTD
    Inventors: Danny Kalish, Eric Robert Yudin, Ariel Marcos Isaac Nehmad
  • Patent number: 11133034
    Abstract: A playback method of reading out and playing streams from a recording medium is provided in which are recorded a stream file, a playlist file, first and second combination information, elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the first luminance video, and elementary streams that can be played at the same time with the second luminance video. The playback method includes in a case of playing the first luminance video, reading out any one of the elementary streams listed in the first combination information of the playlist file, and playing at the same time with the first luminance video, and in a case of playing the second luminance video, reading out any one of the elementary streams listed in the second combination information of the playlist file, and playing at the same time with the second luminance video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Kazuhiro Mochinaga
  • Patent number: 11128864
    Abstract: A block of video data is split using one or more of several possible partition operations by using the partitioning choices obtained through use of a deep learning-based image partitioning. In at least one embodiment, the block is split in one or more splitting operations using a convolutional neural network. In another embodiment, inputs to the convolutional neural network come from motion vector fields and corresponding residuals. Methods, apparatus, and signal embodiments are provided for encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital VC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Franck Galpin, Fabien Racape, Philippe Bordes
  • Patent number: 11120836
    Abstract: An editing apparatus for an editing video sequence that includes an editing unit for setting a first range to one part of the video sequence; a video sequence file generating unit for generating a video sequence file including video sequence corresponding to the first range and video sequence corresponding to a second range, within the second range is consecutively preceding to and/or subsequent to the first range; and an output for outputting the video sequence file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY CANADA
    Inventor: Naoya Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11120908
    Abstract: A web-based interface enables medical personnel to remotely monitor medical devices. A monitoring system records operational data and alarms from the medical devices in a file. However, since network connections between the medical devices and the monitoring system are intermittent, the file does not contain a contiguous stream of data for each medical device. The file pauses recording during gaps in network connectivity. The system displays current data, as well as a list of alarms. If medical personnel wish to view more detail about an earlier time or one of the alarms, the system calculates where in the file the medical device data was recorded. This calculation accounts for the discontiguous nature of the data. The system uses times the network connection is made and broken to calculate an index into the file that corresponds to the time of the user-selected alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Abiomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alessandro Simone Agnello, Paul Roland Lemay
  • Patent number: 11122327
    Abstract: This application discloses a video recording apparatus and a video recording method. The video recording apparatus includes a first demultiplexer, configured to: separate program information, audio data, and video data from a transport stream; a marker, configured to: mark the separated audio data and the separated video data, and transmit a mixed stream to an encryption processor, where the mixed stream includes the program information, the marked audio data, and the marked video data; and the encryption processor, configured to: identify the marked audio data and the marked video data in the mixed stream, encrypt the identified audio data and the identified video data to obtain encrypted audio data and encrypted video data, and transmit the encrypted audio data, the encrypted video data, and the program information to a memory in a rich execution environment REE for storage, so as to implement video recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiranjib Chakraborty, Huamin Luo, Zhitao Wang, Ning Li
  • Patent number: 11122271
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing panoramic image and/or video content using spatially selective encoding and/or decoding. Panoramic content may include stitched spherical (360-degree) images and/or VR video. In some implementations, selective encoding functionality may be embodied in a spherical image capture device that may include two lenses configured to capture pairs of hemispherical images. Encoded source images may be decoded and stitched in order to obtain a combined image characterized by a greater field of view as compared to source images. The stitched image may be encoded using a selective encoding methodology including: partitioning a stitched image into multiple portions, determining if a portion is to be re-encoded. If the image portion is to be re-encoded, re-encoding the image portion. If an image portion is not to be re-encoded, copying previously encoded image portion in lieu of encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Adeel Abbas, Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Vadim Polonichko
  • Patent number: 11115711
    Abstract: A thumbnail management system is provided for an intelligent TV. Thumbnails may accumulate over time and require removal from a data storage device. Thumbnails may expire based, in part, on the type of media they represent, such as broadcast programs, movies, pay-per-view, games, and user content, such as music and images. Thumbnails may also be removed upon removal of the referencing media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Mikhail Shoykher