Video Or Audio Bookmarking (e.g., Bit Rate, Scene Change, Thumbnails, Timed, Entry Points, User Manual Initiated, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/241)
  • Patent number: 10999621
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to synchronizing the rendering of video frames included in media file segments with the rendering of auxiliary media. A method implementation of this technique comprises the step of determining, from a sequence of media file segments, a sub-sequence of media file segments, wherein rendering of the sub-sequence is to be overlaid by rendering of auxiliary media starting in a first media file segment of the sub-sequence. The method further comprises determining control information enabling a media client to determine how much rendering of the auxiliary media has progressed upon rendering of each media file segment of the sub-sequence, and initiating a tagging of the media file segments of the sub-sequence with the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Ali El Essaili, Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 10997732
    Abstract: An information display system and an information display method are provided. The information display system includes a display screen, an image-capture device, and a processing device. The image-capture device captures a picture sequence. The processing device is coupled to the display screen and the image-capture device. The processing device recognizes at least one dynamic object in the picture sequence and generates a recognition frame and a recognition information corresponding to the dynamic object. The processing device tracks a recognition frame of a plurality of first pictures in the picture sequence to obtain a tracking result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Intellectual Property Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Jian-Lung Chen, Chih-Chia Chang, Yu-Hsin Lin, Shin-Hong Kuo
  • Patent number: 10999583
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for reducing latency and improving image quality of a viewport extracted from multi-directional video communications. According to such techniques, first streams of coded video data are received from a source. The first streams include coded data for each of a plurality of tiles representing a multi-directional video, where each tile corresponding to a predetermined spatial region of the multi-directional video, and at least one tile of the plurality of tiles in the first streams contains a current viewport location at a receiver. The techniques include decoding the first streams and displaying the tile containing the current viewport location. When the viewport location at the receiver changes to include a new tile of the plurality of tiles, retrieving and decoding first streams for the new tile, displaying the decoded content for the changed viewport location, and transmitting the changed viewport location to the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Tourapis, Dazhong Zhang, Hang Yuan, Hsi-Jung Wu, Jae Hoon Kim, Jiefu Zhai, Ming Chen, Xiaosong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10992880
    Abstract: Multiple framings of a video may define different positionings of a viewing window at different moments within the video. The positionings of the viewing window defined by the multiple framings may be used as fixed positionings of the viewing window in a viewing path. The viewing path may define changes in the positioning of the viewing window between the fixed positionings. A presentation of the video may be generated to include the extents of the video within the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, Kyler William Schwartz, William Edward MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10992901
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, apparatus, device and storage medium for controlling video playback speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING MICROLIVE VISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yanzhi Wang, Hao Cui
  • Patent number: 10979749
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide systems and methods for crowdsourced skipping of media content portions. In an example method, a plurality of content tags are received from a plurality of media content devices over a communication network. Each of the plurality of content tags may designate a location within a media content item. The content tags are processed to generate aggregated content tags for the media content item. The aggregated content tags may designate one or more portions of the media content item for modified playback. The aggregated content tags for the media content item are transmitted over the communication network to a first media content device separate from the plurality of media content devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Emmanuel Pont, Crx K. Chai
  • Patent number: 10972522
    Abstract: The described technology is directed towards having multiple paths through streamed media content, such as a video. The content may be represented as a state machine of states, in which each state corresponds to one or more periods of one or more segments, and transitions to one or more other states. When a state is able to transition to different states, one or more criteria may be used to select one of the transition paths to a next state. Segments corresponding to unknown paths (where the transition decision is not yet available) may be selected and streamed for buffering via a multiple path buffering mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon C. Furtwangler
  • Patent number: 10972812
    Abstract: Embodiments for automatically and programmatically generating content trailers in a crowdsourced manner are described herein. An embodiment operates by receiving interactions with streaming content performed by a plurality users who consumed the content, wherein the interactions are associated with a landing frame of the content. A point value is assigned to each of the interactions, and the point values of the interactions are accumulated for each of the landing frames. A subset of the interactions for a particular one of the landing frames that exceed a threshold point value is determined. From the subset, the interaction with the highest accumulated point value is selected and a trailer for the content is generated based on the selected interaction. The content and the trailer are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher James Tegethoff, Abhijit Pol
  • Patent number: 10958987
    Abstract: A content stream matching and processing process is provided. A computing device receives a plurality of content streams. The computing device processes the content streams to generate picture data information. The picture data information can be utilized to determine whether the content streams can be aligned. Based on the alignment, the computing device can characterize the similarity of the content streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Paul Hegar, John Robert Saxton, Brian Lewis
  • Patent number: 10958982
    Abstract: A method is provided to identify whether video content, which includes a plurality of image frames, is likely to include an advertisement. The video content is split into a plurality of segments, each segment having a pre-specified duration. Subtitle text information is extracted from each segment and is passed through a natural language processing (NLP) language model to extract an embedding representing the subtitle text information for each of the segments, wherein the NLP language model is previously trained to differentiate between subtitle text information from video content items that were each previously identified as being an advertisement in comparison to subtitle text information from video content items that were each previously identified as not being an advertisement. The embedding representing the subtitle text information for each of the segments is passed through a classifier to obtain a probability regarding whether each segment is an advertisement or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ALPHONSO INC.
    Inventors: Susmita Ghose, Sartaki Sinha Roy
  • Patent number: 10950274
    Abstract: This invention provides an image recording apparatus operable to use a recording unit configured to record an image obtained by an image capturing unit in a recording medium conforming to a standard for an exFAT file system, the image recording apparatus comprising a recording control unit configured to perform control, in accordance with a determination that a recording format for an image to be recorded involves cluster jumping, to record a FAT at a predetermined timing before recording of the image to be recorded is completed even in a case where recording with cluster jumping has not been performed in the recording of the image to be recorded by the recording unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noboru Omori
  • Patent number: 10945049
    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 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Alexandrovich Nagorski, Jan Alexis Daniel Nesvadba, Ronaldus Maria Aarts
  • Patent number: 10931985
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus and an information processing method that enable construction of preference information of many users without special communication. In an information processing apparatus for managing content to be delivered to a plurality of other information processing apparatuses via a network, content information of content delivered in response to a request to a plurality of the other information processing apparatuses is acquired by an acquisition unit, and interest information of a plurality of the other information processing apparatuses is constructed by a construction unit on the basis of the acquired content information. The present technology is applicable to, in one example, a delivery system that delivers content from a server to terminal device via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Toru Chinen, Kouji Ogawa, Osamu Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10929477
    Abstract: An environment information storage and playback method, a storage and playback system, and a storage and playback terminal are disclosed. The storage and playback method may include: acquiring current position data and time data (S101); collecting current environment data (S102); establishing a first association between the environment data and the position data, and establishing a second association between the environment data and the time data (S103); storing the position data, the time data, the environment data, the first association, and the second association (S104). The present storage and playback method could store the current environment data based on position and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD
    Inventors: Xin Li, Yu Zheng
  • Patent number: 10923154
    Abstract: A system and/or method configured to determine highlight segments. Content files that define content in a content segment set may be obtained. A highlight segment set may be determined from the content segment set. Determining the highlight segment set may include iterating (a)-(c) for multiple iterations. At (a), individual content segments included in the content segment set may be selected as a selected content segment for inclusion in the highlight segment set. At, (b) diversity scores for content segments that are (i) included in the content segment set and (ii) not yet selected for inclusion in the highlight segment set may be determined. At (c), one or more of the content segments may be disqualified for inclusion in the highlight segment set for future iterations based on the diversity scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Desmond Chik, Daniel Tse, Jonathan Wills
  • Patent number: 10924816
    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 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Alexandrovich Nagorski, Jan Alexis Daniel Nesvadba, Ronaldus Maria Aarts
  • Patent number: 10917671
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described herein for enhancing metadata of a recorded items of media content stored on a digital video recorder (DVR) associated with an end user. First metadata associated with the recorded item is determined from the DVR. An aired instance of the first media content is determined in program data from an electronic program guide that corresponds to the recorded item. Second metadata associated with the first media content is retrieved from at least one data source based at least on the identifying information. The first metadata and the second metadata are stored in an end user database in association with the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Amrit P. Singh, Sravan K. Andavarapu, Vinod K. Gopinath, Ashish D. Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10915492
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enabling collaborative work on a media content among collaborators through a cloud-based environment. An example method comprises receiving the media content; extracting a plurality of text-based data based on the media content; and indexing the plurality of text-based data so as to enable one or more actions to be performed on the media content using the plurality of text-based data. In some embodiments, the media content comprises an audio component, and the method further comprises transcribing the audio component of the media content so that the plurality of text-based data comprises a transcript of the media content. In some embodiments, the actions include a text-based search or a semantics-based search. Among other benefits, some embodiments provided herein enable indexing media content for text-based searches and/or metadata extraction to effectively manage multimedia files in a cloud-based storage/service environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Rexer
  • Patent number: 10917704
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for automated video preview generation. Example methods may include determining video content, determining a first shot transition, a second shot transition, a third shot transition, and a fourth shot transition in the video content, and determining that human speech is present during the first shot transition and the second shot transition. Example methods may include determining a first timestamp associated with the third shot transition, determining a second timestamp associated with the fourth shot transition, generating a first video preview of the video content, where the first video preview includes a segment of the video content from the first timestamp to the second timestamp, and causing presentation of the first video preview, where the first video preview does not include a segment of the video content between the first shot transition and the second shot transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Raffay Hamid, Kewen Chen, Anne TuAnh Thanh Thuy Ho, Guy Friedel, Arun Velayudhan Pillai, Dhaval Damani, Jacob William Jensen, Zuzanna Maria Stepniakowska Coggins, Maciej Tadeusz Golonka, Anantha Krishna Hodrali Srinivasa Bhatta
  • Patent number: 10915571
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing a technique for searching media objects. In general, in one aspect, the technique includes receiving user input specifying a plurality of reference objects, defining a set of features for them, and combining the features to generate composite reference information defining criteria for search. In general, in another aspect, the technique includes combining object information for a plurality of reference objects to produce composite reference information, comparing the composite reference information to object information for media objects in a collection of media objects, and selecting a media object based upon the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: Gregg D. Wilensky
  • Patent number: 10910014
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for generating a video. The method may include: receiving a query text inputted by a user; querying a material resource set related to the query text, material resources being images, videos, or audios; presenting the material resource set; determining a material resource sequence, in response to receiving a selecting operation and a ranking operation of the user on the material resources in the presented material resource set; and generating the video based on the material resource sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: BAIDU USA LLC, BAIDU.COM TIMES TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Tian, Darning Lu, Xi Chen, Jeff Chienyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10911803
    Abstract: A content curation system includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a system memory storing a content promotion software code providing a user interface. The hardware processor executes the content promotion software code to receive an initiation signal corresponding to a user action, and, in response to receiving the initiation signal, to identify multiple content items as desirable content items to the user. In addition, the content promotion software code determines a portion of the desirable content item as most desirable content to the user, and, for each most desirable content portion, obtains a content clip including that content, resulting in multiple content clips corresponding respectively to the multiple content items. The content promotion software code further outputs the content clips for playout to the user via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David Horn, Michael McNabb, Jason G. Fong
  • Patent number: 10908778
    Abstract: A data processing method is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining access to a digitally stored video program and causing playing the video program in a player window of a second computer, the player window including a linear graphical timeline representing the video program; receiving from the second computer location input data specifying a point in the video program and determining a time value of the point; receiving comment type input data indicating a particular comment type among a plurality of comment types; receiving comment input data; creating and storing a record that associates an identifier of the video program, the time value, the comment type input data, and the comment input data; causing displaying, in the timeline at a position that is proportional to the point, a marker having a particular distinctive appearance from among a plurality of distinctive appearances that correspond respectively to the plurality of comment types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: R3 Collaboratives, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Geller, Ross David Weldon
  • Patent number: 10901762
    Abstract: A system for generating tutorials is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a user device including a user interface, wherein the user interface includes a display and a user input device. In another embodiment, the system includes one or more processors configured to: receive a video; display prompts on the display for entry of text entry by a user; receive text entries from the user via the user input device; synchronize text entries with selected segments of the video selected via a slidable video segment selection element; and generate a text searchable tutorial based on the synchronization of the first text entry with the first segment of the video and the synchronization of the additional text entry with the additional segment of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FYIIO INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Kuklinski, Daniel Casson
  • Patent number: 10893335
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for previewing video playback progress, the method includes: detecting user's adjusting of progress position to a target video, and acquiring an adjusted progress section; matching corresponding frame position range according to the progress section; searching a frame difference value corresponding to each of the video frames contained in the frame position range from a pre-established database, and selecting a pre-configured number of frame difference values which are relatively higher from the frame difference values, displaying the multiple video frames corresponding to the pre-configured number of frame difference values searched to user in a preview form. The present disclosure solves the problem of that in existing technology it is unable to rapidly locate to the interesting video content when watching the network video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TCL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Yingang Zhang, Xia Zhang
  • Patent number: 10887625
    Abstract: A raw byte sequence payload describing a picture in slices, WPP substreams or tiles and coded using context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding is subdivided into tranches with continuing the context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding probability adaptation across tranche boundaries. Thereby, tranche boundaries additionally introduced within slices, WPP substreams or tiles do not lead to a reduction in the entropy coding efficiency of these entities. However, the tranches are smaller than the original slices, WPP substreams or tiles and accordingly they may be transmitted with a lower delay, than the un-chopped original entities. According to another aspect combinable with the first aspect, substream marker NAL units are used within a sequence of NAL units of a video bitstream to enable a transport demultiplexer to assign data of slices within NAL units to the corresponding substreams or tiles to be able to, in parallel, serve a multi-threaded decoder with the corresponding substreams or tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schierl, Valeri George, Karsten Grueneberg, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Anastasia Henkel, Detlev Marpe
  • Patent number: 10887573
    Abstract: Described here are systems, devices, and method for converting a two-dimensional video sequence into first and second video sequences for display at first and second display areas of a single display. In some embodiments, a two-dimensional video image sequence is received at a mobile device or wearable headset device. The two-dimensional video image sequence may be split into first and second video image sequences such that a first video image sequence is output to the first display area and a second video image sequence different from the first video image sequence is output to the second display area. The first and second video image sequences may be created from the two-dimensional video image sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Erin Sanaa Kenrick
  • Patent number: 10885159
    Abstract: A software and/or hardware facility that can be used by content owners to assert ownership of content so that copyright friendly websites and services can take action against copyright piracy effectively, efficiently and is scalable is disclosed. The facility makes available to all content owners watermarking/fingerprinting technology so an identifier (e.g., a unique code) can be embedded in the content (e.g., video/audio portion of each video content asset). The facility utilizes blockchain technology to add information related to each unique identifier in a database and allows an authorized user (e.g., the owner) to update the information through a blockchain transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mohammed Artin Smaiely, Alex Seth Fonoroff
  • Patent number: 10885344
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for generating a video. The method may include: determining a commentary of a target news cluster, each piece of news in the target news cluster being specific to a given news event; generating a voice corresponding to each paragraph in the commentary using a speech synthesis technology; determining a candidate material resource set corresponding to the commentary based on a video and an image included in the target news cluster, the candidate material resource being a video or image; determining a candidate material resource sequence corresponding to the each paragraph in the commentary; and generating a video corresponding to the commentary based on the voice corresponding to the each paragraph in the commentary and the candidate material resource sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: BAIDU USA LLC, BAIDU.COM TIMES TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Tian, Darning Lu, Xi Chen, Jeff ChienYu Wang
  • Patent number: 10880579
    Abstract: A raw byte sequence payload describing a picture in slices, WPP substreams or tiles and coded using context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding is subdivided into tranches with continuing the context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding probability adaptation across tranche boundaries. Thereby, tranche boundaries additionally introduced within slices, WPP substreams or tiles do not lead to a reduction in the entropy coding efficiency of these entities. However, the tranches are smaller than the original slices, WPP substreams or tiles and accordingly they may be transmitted with a lower delay, than the un-chopped original entities. According to another aspect combinable with the first aspect, substream marker NAL units are used within a sequence of NAL units of a video bitstream to enable a transport demultiplexer to assign data of slices within NAL units to the corresponding substreams or tiles to be able to, in parallel, serve a multi-threaded decoder with the corresponding substreams or tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schierl, Valeri George, Karsten Grueneberg, Heiner Kirchhoffer, Anastasia Henkel, Detlev Marpe
  • Patent number: 10880619
    Abstract: Embodiments regard determining provenance of digital content. A method of determining the provenance of digital content can include receiving, at processing circuitry, edited digital content and data indicating an entity that edited source digital content to generate the edited digital content, the source digital content, and a destination of the edited digital content, generating, by the processing circuitry, additional data detailing an edit history of the edited digital content, the additional data indicating the entity, an edit identification uniquely identifying the additional data in a ledger, the source digital content, and the destination of the edited digital content, and generating a request to cause the additional data to be stored in the ledger, the ledger operable to be queried so that a user can determine an authenticity of the edited digital content based on the additional data of an edit chain returned in response to a query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Alex Benjamin Jordan, John-Francis Mergen
  • Patent number: 10867209
    Abstract: Systems and methods for combining two or more outputs of two or more data processing services. A method embodiment commences upon receiving an event indication and a content item from a cloud-based collaboration platform. The method analyzes the event and the content item to determine two or more data processing services to apply to the content item. The method further determines a common metric to use to correlate two or more different outputs from the two or more data processing services. The method invokes both of the two or more data processing services, which in turn each generate respective outputs. Metadata that relates the respective outputs based on the common metric as well as the outputs themselves are stored for retrieval by the cloud-based collaboration platform. A query is executed to retrieve at least portions of the respective outputs and corresponding metadata. The retrieved data is correlated in a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Coven, Benjamin John Kus, Faizan Nabi Buzdar, Matthew Self
  • Patent number: 10860858
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer readable media that utilize a trained multi-modal combination model for content and text-based evaluation and distribution of digital video content to client devices. For example, systems described herein include training and/or utilizing a combination of trained visual and text-based prediction models to determine predicted performance metrics for a digital video. The systems described herein can further utilize a multi-modal combination model to determine a combined performance metric that considers both visual and textual performance metrics of the digital video. The systems described herein can further select one or more digital videos for distribution to one or more client devices based on combined performance metrics associated with the digital videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Viswanathan Swaminathan, Saayan Mitra, Somdeb Sarkhel, Qi Lou
  • Patent number: 10846150
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus receives identification information for events transmitted sequentially in conjunction with occurrence of events; sequentially identifies estimated time points at which each event is estimated to occur; determines whether progress of the plurality of events has stopped depending on whether it receives identification information for each event at a corresponding estimated time point for each event; in each of a plurality of event groups obtained by temporally dividing events, when an estimated time point is reached for an earliest event among at least one event belonging to each event group, causes a playback device to play related information for the at least one event belonging to each event group, and when progress of events is determined to have stopped, defers update of related information, which the playback device caused to play, and then resumes update of played related information when identification information is received after the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Iwase, Yuki Seto, Yumiko Ochi, Tetsuro Ishida, Takahiro Iwata, Shota Moriguchi
  • Patent number: 10841666
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for generation of points of insertion of directed content into a video asset. In some embodiments, multiple time offsets within an interval spanned by the video asset can be determined using audio data corresponding to the video asset. A time offset defines a boundary between first and second segments of the video asset. Using image data corresponding to the video asset, respective pairs of video clips for the multiple time offsets can be generated. Visual features, aural features, and language features pertaining to the respective pairs of video clips can then be generated. Scores for the multiple time offsets can be generated using the visual features, the aural features, and the language features. A score represents an assessment of suitability to insert directed content into the video asset at a time offset. A file that contains specific time offsets can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Effinger, Ryan Barlow Dall, Christian Garcia Siagian, Jonathan Y Ito, Brady Court Tsurutani, Vadim Volovik
  • Patent number: 10825130
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method, an apparatus, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium for displaying pictures in an application. The method includes obtaining original picture information and performing an indexing operation on the original picture information to obtain an indexed object. The method also includes performing a de-indexing operation on the indexed object, and establishing a bitmap object of an index color format according to a color table and a pixel buffer in the indexed object. The method further includes displaying the picture in the application by using the bitmap object. By using the present disclosure, a memory occupation rate in an electronic device can be effectively reduced, thereby solving the existing problem and improving the functionality and stability of the application in the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Kai Dong
  • Patent number: 10824713
    Abstract: A system and method of authentication is provided that uses the spatiotemporal context of a user which has been measured using third party monitoring systems. Spatiotemporal data obtained from third party systems such as CCTV networks, microphone networks, UAV networks, CAV networks, ATM networks or the like is used to determine a unique spatiotemporal fingerprint for an individual. That is, the unique identifier is not derived from a device carried by the individual. This fingerprint can then be used to verify a user and detect abnormal and unexpected behaviour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ordnance Survey Limited
    Inventor: Theodoros Anagnostopoulos
  • Patent number: 10825246
    Abstract: A user selects a set of photographs from a trip through an environment that he or she desires to present to other people. A collection of photographs, including the set of photographs captured during the trip optionally augmented with additional photographs obtained from another collection, are combined with a terrain model (e.g., a digital elevation model) to extract information regarding the geographic location of each of the photographs within the environment. The collection of photographs are analyzed, considering their geolocation information as well as the photograph content to register the photographs relative to one another. This information for the photographs is compared to the terrain model in order to accurately position the viewpoint for each photograph within the environment. A presentation of the selected photographs within the environment is generated that displays both the selected photographs and synthetic data filled in beyond the edges of the selected photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Adobe Inc., Brno University of Technology
    Inventors: Michal Luk√°{hacek over (u)}, Zhili Chen, Jan Brejcha, Martin Cadik
  • Patent number: 10810436
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a system for accessing video content is disclosed. The system includes one or processors on a video hosting platform for hosting the video content, where the processors are configured to generate an automated transcription of the video content and apply text clustering modules based on a trained neural network to segment the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Ananda Gunawardena
  • Patent number: 10805532
    Abstract: An image processing method includes receiving an image of a scene and attitude information that is used by an imaging device to capture the image of the scene, and stitching the received image of the scene to a panorama image of the scene built on a compositing surface based on the attitude information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linchao Bao, Pan Hu, Zisheng Cao, Mingyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10803321
    Abstract: A video production device is deployed to produce a video production stream of an event occurring within an environment that includes a plurality of different video capture devices capturing respective video input streams of the event. The video production device is programmed and operated to: receive a plurality of video input streams from the video capture devices; automatically select one of the video input streams as a current video output stream, in accordance with a visual activity based switching technique that identifies which of the plurality of video input streams is associated with a detected speaker; and provide the selected video input stream as the current video output stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventors: Laxminarayana Dalimba, Vivek Devaraj, Satish Iyer, Narayana Rao
  • Patent number: 10789972
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating relations between feature amounts of audio and scene types includes at least one processor and a memory. Upon execution of the instructions the processor is caused to set one of the scene types in accordance with an instruction from a user to indicate one of clusters classifying the feature amounts of audio in one or more pieces of content. The processor is also caused to generate a plurality of pieces of learning data, each representative of a feature amount, from among the feature amounts, that belongs to the cluster and the scene type set for the cluster. The processor is also caused to generate an identification model representative of relations between the feature amounts of audio and the scene types by performing machine learning using the plurality of pieces of learning data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Yuyama, Keita Arimoto
  • Patent number: 10791160
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for a cloud streaming service. A cloud streaming server receives first data corresponding to media source extension (MSE) media from a media source server when a request for content is received from a user device. Then the cloud streaming server creates a first stream by transcoding the first data to a suitable format for processing at the user device, and transmits the created first stream to the user device. Further, the cloud streaming server receives second data corresponding to remaining data except the first data in the content, outputs an execution screen of the content by executing the second data, captures the outputted execution screen, and creates a second stream by encoding the captured screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungo Kim, Taewon Kim, Gunhoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10785509
    Abstract: A heat map creation engine receives a series of image frames from amongst a plurality of image frames of a media, where the series of image frames includes a target frame and at least one neighboring frame. The heat map creation engine also extracts spatial-temporal features of the image frames, rescales the spatial-temporal features to obtain heat distribution over the target frame, and creates a heat map for the target frame based on the heat distribution. A semantic segmentation engine segments the image frames into multiple media objects based on pre-defined classes, and selects one or more media objects from amongst the media objects based on pre-defined conditions. A heat ranking engine ranks the selected one or more media objects in the media based on the heat scores and the created heat map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Christian Souche, Chongmo Liu, Edouard Mathon
  • Patent number: 10768811
    Abstract: A method for facilitating entry of items for a healthcare software application loaded on an electronic device includes displaying, to a healthcare practitioner via a display of a mobile electronic device, an interface of a healthcare software application including a text entry box and a virtual keyboard; receiving, from the healthcare practitioner via the virtual keyboard, first input corresponding to entry of a first text string; continuously, during entry of the first text string, comparing input characters to a maintained list of items associated with healthcare, and displaying a popover including items found to match, based on the comparing, input characters; receiving, from the healthcare practitioner, second input corresponding to selection of a particular item displayed in the popover; and inserting, into the text entry box based on the received second input, a text string corresponding to the selected particular item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventor: Sweta Mohapatra
  • Patent number: 10770115
    Abstract: A playback method of reading out and playing streams from a recording medium is provided. A stream file. including a first luminance video and a second luminance video, a playlist file, first and second combination information, elementary streams that can be played together with the first luminance video, and elementary streams that can be played together with the second luminance video are recorded in the recording medium. The playback method includes, when 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 when 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: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Kazuhiro Mochinaga
  • Patent number: 10771414
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for authenticating a user in messaging platforms for web content are provided. The embodiment may include ingesting a plurality of electronic messages from a user account. The embodiment may also include identifying a user-targeted marketing link within the plurality of electronic messages. The embodiment may further include identifying a messaging ID associated with the user account. The embodiment may also include verifying the messaging ID associated with the user is correct based on the plurality of electronic messages. The embodiment may further include transmitting a modified electronic message to the electronic mailbox associated with the user that includes a personalized token in a uniform resource locator (URL). The embodiment may also include in response to user interaction with the URL, processing the URL to provide access to promotional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, John Rice, Liam S. Harpur, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10771518
    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: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin Nowak
  • Patent number: 10764619
    Abstract: A computer system provides a method for distribution of a video stream together with associated media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ESW Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Aslam Khader, Larry Alan Westerman
  • Patent number: 10754444
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect a posture of a display unit; a reproduction unit configured to reproduce a moving image; a change unit configured to change a display range according to the posture of the display unit; and a control unit configured to perform control so that in a case where a first frame of the moving image is reproduced, a main object is displayed on the display unit regardless of whether the posture is a first posture or a second posture, and perform control so that in a case where a second frame, which is different from the first frame, of the moving image is reproduced, the display range differs between a case where the detected posture is the first posture and a case where the detected posture is the second posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Ogawa