Additional Data Controlling Recording Or Playback Operation Patents (Class 386/248)
  • Patent number: 11215956
    Abstract: A content output apparatus includes a management unit configured to manage preference information relating to a preference regarding content and mode information relating to an output mode of content, a content decision unit configured to decide content to be output, based on the preference information or independently of the preference information, a mode decision unit configured to decide an output mode of the decided content based on the mode information, an output unit configured to output the decided content, in the decided output mode, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire a reaction of a user to the output content. The management unit changes the mode information, if the reaction of the user is negative and the output content is content decided independently of the preference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Honda
  • Patent number: 11212574
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the storage of digital media recordings. According to various embodiments, a system is provided comprising a processor, a storage device, Random Access Memory (RAM), an archive writer, and a recording writer. The archive writer is configured to retrieve a plurality of small multimedia segments (SMSs) in RAM and write the plurality of SMSs into an archive container file in RAM. The single archive container file may correspond to a singular multimedia file when complete. New SMSs retrieved from RAM are appended into the archive container file if the new SMSs also correspond to the singular multimedia file. The recording writer is configured to flush the archive container file to be stored as a digital media recording on the storage device once enough SMSs have been appended by the archive writer to the archive container file to complete the singular multimedia file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TiVo Corporation
    Inventors: Do Hyun Chung, Ren L. Long, Dan Dennedy
  • Patent number: 11196961
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmission device, a reception device, a control method, a program, and a transmission and reception system capable of increasing a data transmission efficiency. In a case where a data stream is transmitted in a predetermined mode, and when a parameter that defines content of the mode is changed, the transmission device according to one aspect of the present technology switches transmission of the data stream in the mode defined by the changed parameter is started after training processing for performing data synchronization and correction of a difference between data timings of the lanes by the reception device is executed or is started without executing the training processing according to a type of a parameter to be changed. The present technology is applied to data transmission between chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshimochi, Masatoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11190728
    Abstract: A method for processing image frames, and an electronic device are provided. The method includes receiving image frames captured by an image sensor at a first frame rate and storing the received image frames in a memory. A change is detected in the stored image frames and an image frame is interpolated between the stored image frames after detecting the change. The interpolated image is stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaurav Khandelwal, Divyanshu Kumar, Saiksha Dhananjay Shetty, Digadari Suman, Alok Shankarlal Shukla, Abhijit Dey, Kiran Nataraju
  • Patent number: 11181943
    Abstract: An electronic assembly is provided comprising an electronic device and a self-aligning electronic accessory. The device includes a housing, a device connector and one or more processors to manage operation of the electronic device. The housing includes a device mating face that includes a device alignment feature. The self-aligning electronic accessory includes a body with electronic components and an accessory connector. The body includes an accessory mating face that includes an accessory alignment feature. The accessory alignment feature and accessory connector are spaced and dimensioned to align with the device alignment feature and device connector to physically join and communicatively couple the accessory and electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Brian William Wallace, Thomas Perelli
  • Patent number: 11137970
    Abstract: A digital signal extraction device that includes an input configured to receive a digital audio input signal from an audio media player, an output configured to provide high-resolution digital audio output to an external digital-to-analog converter (DAC), and a microprocessor coupled between the input and output. The microprocessor is configured to extract the high-resolution digital audio output from the digital audio input signal received at the input, while keeping intact any copy protection for the digital audio input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Geerfab LLC
    Inventor: Eric Geer
  • Patent number: 11130500
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an in-vehicle database which enables frequently updated real-time information to be read at high speed from a plurality of sets of input information, and an in-vehicle control apparatus having the in-vehicle database. The in-vehicle electronic control apparatus comprises: a data collection unit which acquires a plurality of pieces of data; a data storage unit which stores the plurality of pieces of data; and a table generation unit which generates a table having storage place identification information for identifying a storage place for the piece of data matching a predetermined data condition among the pieces of data stored in the data storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Fukumoto, Yuki Horita, Yuji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 11127434
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices and techniques for generating timecode for use in logging and identifying content in a recorded medium, and for use in synchronizing such content when captured and recorded to separate media via separate recording devices. Consistent with some embodiments of the invention, the timecode is generated based on a radio-based time signal that represents a universally accepted time standard (e.g., Coordinated Universal Time), thereby eliminating the need to configure and maintain a master clock distribution scheme as part of a timing synchronization system. Additionally, consistent with some embodiments, the timecode is generated to support any one of multiple framerates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Ari Krupnik
  • Patent number: 11118905
    Abstract: A modular video imaging system, and more particularly, a modular video imaging system having a control module connectable to multiple input modules. The input modules each capable of receiving differing types of image data from different types of cameras and processing the image data into a format recognizable by the control module. The control unit providing general functions such as user interface and general image processing that is not camera specific.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Marc R. Amling, Timothy King
  • Patent number: 11108501
    Abstract: A transmitter for transmitting data to communications devices via a wireless access. The transmitter including modulator circuitry configured to receive modulation symbols of a segment and to rotate each modulation symbol by an angle dependent on a choice of modulation scheme, and receive each of the segments of rotated modulation symbols and for each segment to separate real and imaginary components of the rotated modulation symbols for the segment and to interleave the real components of the rotated modulation symbols of the segment differently to the imaginary components of the rotated modulation symbols of the segment. The circuitry also is configured to recombine the real and imaginary interleaved components of the rotated modulation symbols of each segment and to form from the real and imaginary components modulation cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, Shin Horng Wong
  • Patent number: 11103144
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of measuring a physiological parameter in a contactless manner. The method includes acquiring a plurality of image frames for a subject, acquiring a first color channel value, a second color channel value, and a third color channel value for at least one image frame included in the plurality of image frames. The method further includes calculating a first difference and a second difference on the basis of the first color channel value, the second color channel value, and the third color channel value for at least one image frame included in the plurality of image frames. The first difference represents a difference between the first color channel value and the second color channel value for the same image frame, and the second difference represents a difference between the first color channel value and the third color channel value for the same image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: GB SOFT INC.
    Inventor: Ki Bum Park
  • Patent number: 11102525
    Abstract: Methods and systems for inserting targeted advertisements into video content. One or more embodiments analyze video content to identify media insertion locations on digital object surfaces for inserting advertisements. Additionally, one or more embodiments select advertisements to insert into the video content at the media insertion locations based on the media insertion locations, a viewer, or a viewing device of the viewer. One or more embodiments also digitally insert the advertisements into the video content by placing the selected advertisements at the media insertion locations corresponding to the digital object surfaces. One or more embodiments then provide the video content with the targeted advertisements to the viewing device of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Smith
  • Patent number: 11068042
    Abstract: As a user is being presented with interactive media by a presenting device, a separate monitoring device may be used to monitor the presentation of the interactive media and detect an event that occurs therein. Such a monitoring device may be configured and positioned to access media content from the presentation of the interactive media. For example, the monitoring device may be configured and positioned to record video content with a camera and record audio content with a microphone. Having accessed this media content, the monitoring device may generate an identifier, such as a fingerprint or watermark, of the media content and compare the generated identifier with a reference identifier that is generated from the source of the media content. Based on the generated identifier matching the reference identifier, the monitoring device may detect that an event has occurred within the interactive media presentation and present a corresponding notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Benson, Michael Gubman, Craig Kawahara, Robert Coover, Markus K. Cremer, Andy Mai
  • Patent number: 11064231
    Abstract: A configuration is realized such that a playback application applied in a receiving device can be determined using a service category identifier recorded in an SLT that can be received in advance. The service category identifier capable of identifying an application applied to a provided service such as a program provided by a transmitting device is transmitted to the receiving device. The receiving device performs a continuation process on an application applied before service transition when the service transition occurs and when applications applied to services before and after the transition are same. The service category identifier is an identifier capable of identifying the service by determining whether to apply a residential playback application or a broadcast playback application for playback of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamagishi, Tatsuya Igarashi, Naohisa Kitazato, Yoshiharu Dewa
  • Patent number: 11050971
    Abstract: An encoding for data in an audio data stream may be indicated in the data stream using a footer stored in low-order bits of data frames in the audio data stream. When the audio data stream may include either Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) or Direct Stream Digital (DSD) data, PCM data may be marked with a footer to indicate the encoding as PCM. The footer may be a fixed value, an alternating fixed value, a predetermined sequence of values, or a value computed based on the PCM data. Examples of computed values for the footer marker may include an error code, an error correction code (ECC), and a scrambled code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Shafagh Kamkar, Bruce E. Duewer, Dylan A. Hester
  • Patent number: 11039214
    Abstract: A user device receives a plurality of content items that include a plurality of videos for presentation to a user of the user device, and renders a user interface on the user device. The user interface includes a first video of the plurality of content items that is being played concurrently with a second video of the plurality of videos. The second video is playing while being partially visible in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 11032480
    Abstract: In some examples, information is sensed by an optical sensor responsive to light from a marker arranged to indicate a boundary of a physical user collaborative area to receive user-input marks during a video conference session, where the marker is distinct from the physical user collaborative area. Based on the received information, the boundary of the physical user collaborative area is determined. Based on the determined boundary, a video zoom into the physical user collaborative area during the video conference session is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Henry Wang, Kent E. Biggs, Charles J. Stancil
  • Patent number: 11025571
    Abstract: A message sharing method includes: receiving image data captured via an imaging unit; receiving text input by a user via the input unit; analyzing, by a processor, the text and the image data and extracting a first object related to the user by using at least one of a result of analyzing the text, a result of analyzing the image data, and a sensed value obtained from a sensor unit; editing the image data to further include the extracted first object, and converting the edited image data to a thumbnail format; sharing the converted image data and the text with another user via a chat room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SNOW CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Cheol Jeon, Chang Young Jeong, Young Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11017237
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a set of video frames associated with a video. Dynamic regions in each video frame of the set of video frames can be filtered out, wherein each dynamic region represents a region in which a threshold level of movement is detected. A determination can be made for each video frame of the set of filtered video frames, whether the video frame comprises synthetic overlaid text based on a machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Jianyu Wang, Guangshuo Liu, Renbin Peng, Ziheng Wang, Di Liu
  • Patent number: 11010174
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of performing wireless communication, includes a processor configured to execute one or more processes including receiving a beacon transmitted from a device, extracting, from the received beacon, called condition information indicating a condition by which a first program is called, and calling the first program in response to determining that a process, which the information processing apparatus is caused to execute by a second program, satisfies the condition indicated by the extracted called condition information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoya Fujisaki, Junichi Yura, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10998000
    Abstract: A recording medium includes a video stream of a standard-luminance range and a video stream of high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with a playback environment. The recording medium also includes a subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range and a subtitle stream of the high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with the playback environment. A playlist file includes a management region where playback control information relating to a main stream is stored, and includes an extended region. The management region stores first playback control information specifying playing of the video stream of the high-luminance range and the subtitle stream of the high-luminance range in combination. The extended region stores second playback control information specifying playing of the video stream of the standard-luminance range and the subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10999343
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dynamically providing web-based multimedia to a mobile phone are described. According to one embodiment, an RSS feed is received that references multimedia files meeting one or more criteria. A playlist is generated dynamically from the multimedia files. The playlist is a single virtual multimedia file. An updated RSS feed is received that references one or more additional multimedia files meeting the one or more criteria. A second playlist is generated dynamically from the multimedia files and the one or more additional multimedia files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Scirocco Michelle Six, Sterling Mace, Rajeev Raman, Stephen Mui, Jason Fisher
  • Patent number: 10986421
    Abstract: An input media signal that carries input media content is received. The input media content is used to generate output media content in an output media signal. It is determined whether identification-and-timing (IAT) data is to be authored for the output media content. In response to determining that the output IAT data is to be authored for the output media content, output IAT data is authored for the output media content. At least a part of the output IAT data for at least a part of the output media content is encoded, along with the part of the output media content, into the output media signal. In some example scenarios, this output media signal then contains the IAT data and other related data for synchronization of additional media content with the output media content in content rendering/presentation operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron S. Master, Marvin Pribadi
  • Patent number: 10977960
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing, selecting, ordering and rendering discrete elements of digitized video content to teach communications and pedagogic skills. Each of a plurality of observed or computer-generated instances of modeling of distinguishable teaching skills are recorded as digitized assets. Microskills are identified and deconstructed in the abstract from one or more of the visual and audible recordings of teaching skills modeling moments. Identifiers of microskills are associated by a human editor with recorded modeling instances and/or portions thereof. Modeling presentations are dynamically generated by a user asserting one or more microskill identifiers and a network-enabled selection, ordering and rendering of portions of modeling instances that are associated with the asserted microskill identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Regina Marie Firpo-Triplett, Tamara Jean Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10979778
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for identifying viewers who are engaged in a media asset but unlikely to consume secondary content, and presenting, to the identified viewers, some secondary content designed to incentivize the identified viewers to consume secondary content. These systems and methods determine that a viewer is engaged in a media asset upon determining level of engagement of the viewer in the media asset is greater than a threshold value. These systems and methods determine that the viewer is unlikely to consume secondary content upon determining level of engagement of the viewer in secondary content is less than a threshold value. These systems and methods, upon determining that the viewer is engaged in the media asset but unlikely to consume secondary content, generate for display secondary content related to the media asset during breaks in the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Matthews, Paul T. Stathacopoulos, Benjamin H. Maughan
  • Patent number: 10972419
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to archiving a message in a message store and synchronizing the message store across multiple client devices of the same user are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a client device for archiving messages in a message store managed by a server comprises making a determination at the client device to archive a message that is stored in a first mailbox of the message store and, upon making the determination, sending an instruction to the server to set an Archived flag for the message. In this manner, the message is archived without copying or moving the message to a secondary mailbox, which in turn simplifies both the archiving process and subsequent synchronization across other client devices of the same user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Dave Kell, Patrice Varinot, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 10922548
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a set of video frames associated with a video. A determination can be made that a threshold number of video frames of the set of video frames depict two or more reaction icons of a set of reaction icons. The video can be identified as a poll video based on the determining that the threshold number of video frames of the set of video frames depict two or more reaction icons of the set of reaction icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Jianyu Wang, Guangshuo Liu, Renbin Peng, Ziheng Wang, Raghu Prasad Chalasani
  • Patent number: 10924765
    Abstract: A method for encoding a video bitstream by an encoder device includes generating hypothetical reference decoder parameters in a video parameter set, generating the video parameter set and a video parameter set video usability information syntax structure, and encoding the video bitstream having a constant picture rate. The hypothetical reference decoder parameters include a fixed picture rate general flag, a fixed picture rate coded video sequence flag and a temporal distance, the video parameter set includes a video parameter set video usability information present flag, and the video parameter set video usability information syntax structure includes a picture rate present video parameter set flag, a picture rate present flag, a constant picture rate value and an average picture rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10911835
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed enabling smart search functionalities utilizing key scene changes appearing in video content. In various embodiments, the method includes the step or process of, while engaged in playback of the video content, receiving a user command at a playback device to shift a current playback position of the video content to a default search playback position (PPDS). In response to receipt of the user command, the playback device searches a time window encompassing the default search playback position (PPDS) for a key scene change in the video content. If locating a key scene change within the time window, the playback device shifts playback of the video content to a playback position corresponding to the key scene change (PPST). Otherwise, the playback device shifts playback of the video content to the default search playback position (PPDS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventors: Yatish Jayant Naik Raikar, Soham Sahabhaumik, Rakesh Ramesh, Karthik Mahabaleshwar Hegde
  • Patent number: 10902881
    Abstract: Recorded in a recording medium are a video stream of standard-luminance range, and a video stream of high-luminance range that is a broader luminance range than the standard-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with a playback environment, a subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range, and a subtitle stream of the high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with the playback environment, and a playlist file storing playback control information of content, playlist file including a management region where the playback control information relating to a main stream is stored, and an extended region. The management region stores first playback control information specifying playing of a video stream of the high-luminance range and a subtitle stream of the high-luminance range in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10862936
    Abstract: Improved techniques for interacting with media content so as to provide a unified experience of media content across different client devices in a client-server environment are disclosed. Media content may be displayed on first display of a first client device. Using a server computer, a status of the media content may be communicated from the first client device to a second client device. The media content may be displayed on a second display of the second client device, in accordance with the status of the media content from the first client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alejandro A. Rodriguez, Garrick McFarlane, Raymond Neil Walsh, II, Charles J. Pisula, David K. Heller, Thomas Alsina
  • Patent number: 10860864
    Abstract: According to one configuration, an example surveillance system includes a sensor device, analyzer hardware, and processing hardware. During operation, the sensor device scans a monitored location and generates scan data. In one embodiment, the scan data (such as distance-based data) indicates (defines) surface textures of one or more objects present at the monitored location (such as a location of interest) based on distance measurements. The analyzer hardware analyzes the scan data and change in surface textures. The controller hardware: i) generates a communication based on the detected surface textures, and ii) transmits the communication to a remote station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Karim Ghessassi
  • Patent number: 10848666
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes a setting unit configured to set, based on a type of metadata to be added to a captured image, a generation frequency of the metadata, and a control unit configured to perform control to generate the metadata at the generation frequency set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoka Maruhashi
  • Patent number: 10841630
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: splitting a video stream into a plurality of sub-streams, and encoding each of the sub-streams. A packet is also transmitted to a receiver, where the packet includes a number of the encoded sub-streams. Moreover, the number of the encoded sub-streams that are included in the packet transmitted to the receiver corresponds to a quality of service associated with a service cost incurred by the receiver. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amir Asif, Alicia E. Chin, Yonggang Hu, Zhenhua Hu, Vida Movahedi
  • Patent number: 10839224
    Abstract: A method detects sports highlights for an event involving players and a play object. The method calculates a covariance matrix characterizing a two-dimensional variation of a multivariate probability distribution presumed for the players relative to a spatiotemporal tracking dataset corresponding to the players. The method calculates an area S occupied by the distribution as a function S(t) based on Eigenvalues calculated from the covariance matrix, derives a differential of the function S(t) and obtains an absolute value of the differential using a function ƒ(t). The method defines a function g(t) relative to a threshold tthreshold. The function g(t) assigns a first or second value responsive to a current time t meeting or exceeding, respectively, the threshold tthreshold. The method outputs as the sports highlight, a highest value from among local peaks extracted from a convolution of the functions ƒ(t) and g(t) and being within a range of the threshold tthreshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun Zhao, Tetsuro Morimura, Takayuki Osogami
  • Patent number: 10817234
    Abstract: Displaying a preview image is improved. An image processing device that displays on a display a preview image of printing a print job has a controller configured that acquires the printing order of multiple image layers included in the print job, generates a preview image overlaying the multiple image layers according to the acquired printing order, and displays the generated preview image on the display. The controller displays on the display an input field for receiving an instruction specifying the printing order of the multiple image layers, and acquires the printing order by receiving the instruction through the input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yasutake Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 10820057
    Abstract: A communication method between a source device and a target device utilizes speculative connection setup between the source device and the target device, target-device-side packet ordering, and fine-grained ordering to remove packet dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Hans Eberle, Larry Robert Dennison
  • Patent number: 10789988
    Abstract: At least one video stream that is encoded video information, and a management information file indicating attributes relating to the entire recording medium, are recorded in a recording medium. The management information file includes attribute information indicating whether the dynamic range of luminance of an initial video stream, which is played first out of the at least one video stream when the recording medium is inserted into a playback device, is a first dynamic range, or a second dynamic range that is broader than the first dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10762929
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire display information relevant to displaying a list of content items recorded to a recording medium, and a recording unit configured to collectively record the display information in a single file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 10757358
    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: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: PRIMESENSOR TECHNOLOGY INC., PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Huan Wu, Wen-Cheng Yen
  • Patent number: 10754823
    Abstract: In some embodiments, responsive to a user modifying a content of the file at a first client device (associated with the user), a server system may automatically receive a copy of the file from the first client device, where the file copy may be an updated version of the file that is generated from the user modifying the content of the file. After receiving metadata associated with the updated version of the file from the first client device, the server system may automatically transfer the metadata to a second client device associated with the user such that, before the file copy is transferred to the second client device, the transfer of the metadata to the second client device causes a graphical availability indication of the updated version of the file to be presented (e.g., proximate a file icon representing the file) at the second client device based on the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOPIA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Michael R. Manzano
  • Patent number: 10733020
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory on which is stored machine readable instructions that are to cause the processor to receive an allocation request from an allocator client, determine a resource allocation for the received job allocation request, store a record of the determined resource allocation in a records store, and send the determined resource allocation to the allocator client, in which an acknowledgement to the sent determined resource allocation is to be received from the allocator client. The instructions may also cause the processor to manage a state of the determined resource allocation using the record stored in the records store based on whether the acknowledgement is received from the allocator client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ajay Mani, Esaias E. Greeff, David A. Dion, Shailesh P. Joshi
  • Patent number: 10692537
    Abstract: A method to author music. The method includes generating, based on a collection of media clips stored on a device, an audio component for an audio/video (A/V) presentation, determining a plurality of locations within the audio component where a beat, onset, segment boundary, or stinger occurs within the audio component, selecting a particular location in the plurality of locations as a transition location, generating, based the collection of media clips and the transition location within the audio component, a video component for the A/V presentation, and generating the A/V presentation based on the audio component and the video component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Eppolito, Conner Stuart Richardson, Wendy L. DeVore
  • Patent number: 10679663
    Abstract: A recording medium includes a video stream of a standard-luminance range and a video stream of high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with a playback environment. The recording medium also includes a subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range and a subtitle stream of the high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with the playback environment. A playlist file includes a management region where playback control information relating to a main stream is stored, and includes an extended region. The management region stores first playback control information specifying playing of the video stream of the high-luminance range and the subtitle stream of the high-luminance range in combination. The extended region stores second playback control information specifying playing of the video stream of the standard-luminance range and the subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10679664
    Abstract: A recording medium includes a video stream of a standard-luminance range and a video stream of high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with a playback environment. The recording medium also includes a subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range and a subtitle stream of the high-luminance range, which are used selectively in accordance with the playback environment. A playlist file includes a management region where playback control information relating to a main stream is stored, and includes an extended region. The management region stores first playback control information specifying playing of the video stream of the high-luminance range and the subtitle stream of the high-luminance range in combination. The extended region stores second playback control information specifying playing of the video stream of the standard-luminance range and the subtitle stream of the standard-luminance range in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10673417
    Abstract: Spectrally-efficient digital logic (SEDL) techniques implement spectrally-efficient pulses (e.g., Gaussian-shaped pulses) in lieu of conventional square waveforms to improve electromagnetic, radio frequency, and other unwanted emissions. The SEDL techniques can be used for combinatorial or sequential logic elements and circuits. A SEDL circuit includes a multiplier circuit configured to receive a clock signal and provide a product of the input signal and a clock signal, an integrator circuit to integrate the product signal over a first portion of a clock period to determine the logic state of the input signal, a limit circuit configured to apply limits to a state result provided to the integrator circuit, and a pulse generator configured to receive the logic state from the limit circuit and provide and output signal having a Gaussian-shaped output pulse that represents that logic value corresponding to the logic value of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Robert J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10638085
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium that enable content having a wide dynamic range of brightness to be displayed with an appropriate brightness. A recording medium, on which the reproduction device of one aspect of the present technology performs reproduction, records coded data of an extended video that is a video having a second brightness range that is wider than a first brightness range, brightness characteristic information that represents a brightness characteristic of the extended video, and brightness conversion definition information used when performing a brightness conversion of the extended video to a standard video that is a video having the first brightness range. The reproduction device decodes the coded data and converts the extended video obtained by decoding the coded data to the standard video on the basis of the brightness conversion definition information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Toshiya Hamada, Kuniaki Takahashi, Shinobu Hattori
  • Patent number: 10629240
    Abstract: A recorded data processing method includes: for each of N recorded data pairs each formed by two pieces of recorded data X that are adjacent to each other when N pieces of recorded data X each representing a recording target including at least one of audio and video are arranged cyclically, calculating a plurality of candidate values for a time difference between time signals representing temporal changes of the recording target in the two respective pieces of recorded data X of the recorded data pair; and identifying one of the plurality of candidate values in each of the N recorded data pairs as the time difference between the two pieces of recorded data in the recorded data pair such that a numerical value obtained by summing, over the N recorded data pairs, one of the plurality of candidate values calculated for each of the N recorded data pairs approaches zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10608687
    Abstract: A radio device comprising: a transmitter that transmits a transmission voice; a receiver that receives a reception voice; a recorder that records the reception voice; a playback controller that performs rewind playback of a reception voice recorded in the recorder during the reception voice being received; and a transmit-receive controller that causes the transmitter to transmit the under playback signal to notify that it is during the rewind playback when it is detected that reception of the reception voice is completed during the rewind playback, and that causes the transmitter to transmit a playback end signal indicating that the rewind playback is finished when the rewind playback is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Kuramochi, Rikiya Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10601643
    Abstract: This application provides a troubleshooting method and apparatus. The troubleshooting method includes obtaining key performance indicator (KPI) information of each service processor in a monitored network element; determining a faulty object according to the KPI information; determining a troubleshooting policy according to the faulty object; and sending the troubleshooting policy to a management unit in a network function virtualization (NFV) system, so that the management unit uses the troubleshooting policy to perform troubleshooting. Using the method or apparatus in this application, a problem of relatively low precision in fault locating according to a heartbeat message of a network element can be resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenge Zhang, Ridong Xu, Yong Chen, Qingming Liu, Taizhou Chen, Fuxiang Xiong