Additional Data Controlling Recording Or Playback Operation Patents (Class 386/248)
  • Patent number: 10348818
    Abstract: Proximity-based peer-to-peer collaborative playlists over wireless networks are provided. In some embodiments, a first mobile device sends a name for a media playlist to a server. The first mobile device receives from the server a media playlist identifier corresponding to the media playlist. The first mobile device sends a wireless advertisement for the media playlist. The wireless advertisement comprises the media playlist identifier. The first mobile device receives at least one media playlist modification request from a second mobile device. The at least one media playlist modification request is received via the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matt Bridges, Logan Wright, Mark Daigneault, Guilherme Fernandes Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10341600
    Abstract: A circuit applied to a television is provided. The television includes a memory and a display panel. The circuit includes an image processing circuit, a control circuit, an image capturing circuit and an output circuit. The image processing circuit processes image data to generate processed image data. The control circuit generates a control signal according to a switch signal. According to the control signal, the image capturing circuit captures the processed image data as predetermined image data and stores the predetermined image data to the memory. The output circuit transmits the predetermined image data to the display panel according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventor: Wei-Yang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10313761
    Abstract: Pausing and resuming playback of a media item across a group of devices that belong to a user. A server maintains a media queue that includes playback records that contain a unique media item identifier and a bookmark position. When a pause instruction is received on a client device, the pause instruction is transmitted to the server as a playback record. The server in turn transmits the received playback record to other client devices within a group of client devices that belong to the user account of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Charles J. Pisula, Garrick McFarlane
  • Patent number: 10306273
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device and method for adaptively supplying data of partial images. The information processing device includes: a partial image information generation unit configured to generate partial image information which is information regarding each partial image which is a part of an entire image; and a metadata generation unit configured to generate metadata to be used for supply of a bit stream of the entire image and supply of a bit stream of the partial image using the partial image information generated by the partial image information generation unit. For example, the present disclosure can be applied to an information processing device that performs a process for adaptively supplying image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinobu Hattori, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Tatsuya Igarashi, Mikita Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10291635
    Abstract: A security platform employs a variety techniques and mechanisms to detect security related anomalies and threats in a computer network environment. The security platform is “big data” driven and employs machine learning to perform security analytics. The security platform performs user/entity behavioral analytics (UEBA) to detect the security related anomalies and threats, regardless of whether such anomalies/threats were previously known. The security platform can include both real-time and batch paths/modes for detecting anomalies and threats. By visually presenting analytical results scored with risk ratings and supporting evidence, the security platform enables network security administrators to respond to a detected anomaly or threat, and to take action promptly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Muddu, Christos Tryfonas, Ravi Prasad Bulusu
  • Patent number: 10284902
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying a multimedia content for a plurality of users, detecting non-viewing of the multimedia content displayed on a screen by a first user among the plurality of users, recording a first part of the displayed multimedia content according to the detection, detecting a start of viewing of multimedia content displayed on the screen by the first user, and displaying the multimedia content for the plurality of users and the first part of the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Monil Parmar, Manish Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10277876
    Abstract: Provided is a first recording apparatus for recording a video stream in association with a second recording device. The first recording apparatus includes a video stream receiving unit for receiving a video stream from a video providing device via a network, a buffering unit recording a portion of the received video stream in a queue, a transmission unit relaying the video stream to the second recording device, a storage unit recording the video stream, and a switching unit for switching an operation mode to one of a relay mode for relaying the video stream to the second recording device based on a state report periodically received from the second recording device and a recording mode for storing the video stream in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: N3N CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji Sin Koo
  • Patent number: 10255951
    Abstract: A playback device includes: an attribute reader that reads out first attribute information, indicating whether a dynamic range of luminance of the video stream is a first dynamic range or a second dynamic range, from a management information file recorded in the recording medium in a manner correlated with the video stream; a decoder that generates decoded video information by reading the video stream out from the recording medium and decoding the video stream; and an outputter that, in a case where the first attribute information that has been read out indicates the second dynamic range, outputs the decoded video information, along with maximum luminance information indicating a maximum luminance of the video stream in accordance with the second dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma, Tomoki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10237323
    Abstract: A communication apparatus establishes a connection and at least one stream for communication with another communication apparatus, determines a first window size relating to a buffer size for the connection and a second window size relating to a buffer size for the at least one stream based on communication information about communication between the communication apparatus and the other communication apparatus, and transmits to the other communication apparatus the first and second WINDOW_UPDATE frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kensuke Yasuma, Yukio Numakami, Tomoya Sakai, Makoto Kunimatsu, Kazuya Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10232260
    Abstract: Retrieval performance when selecting a game playing video can be improved. An information processing apparatus {12(n)} includes: a storage section (66) in which at least one tag and a tagging condition of the tag are stored in association with each other; and an attaching section (74) which, when playback data to be used to play back a game playing video of a game has been generated and an event during the play of the game satisfies the tagging condition, attaches the tag, which is associated with the tagging condition, to the playback data as an index of the game playing video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Games
    Inventors: Mizuki Hosoyamada, Koji Shindo
  • Patent number: 10229433
    Abstract: Location-based filtering and advertising enhancements for merged browsing of network content are described herein. In various embodiments, a client device may obtain its geographic location and provide that location to a server for filtering by the server of network content fragment suggestions based at least in part on the location. The client device may then receive some or all of the filtered suggestions for utilization in merged browsing. In some embodiments, a server may further receive an indicator of content being browsed. In response, the server may determine network content fragment suggestions, and may also determine an additional suggestion or prioritize a suggestion based an advertiser's interest. The server may then provide the suggestions and/or prioritization to the client device. In various embodiments, the server may also provide the advertisement(s) for display in a user interface of the client device along with the (prioritized) suggestions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Ennals, Prashant Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10225031
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining increasing robustness of media signatures are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a characteristic analyzer to analyze a media signal based on a signature algorithm to identify a comparison between a first characteristic and a second characteristic that does not satisfy a threshold; and a characteristic enhancer to adjust at least one of the first characteristic or the second characteristic to satisfy the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US)
    Inventors: Alexander Topchy, Venugopal Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10212487
    Abstract: A method in a server for providing various Internet Protocol television signal qualities involves an IPTV signal having a first signal quality that is transmitted over a first network connection to a first device. A request to receive the IPTV signal over a second network connection at a second device with the IPTV signal having a second signal quality is received. A determination is made that the second network connection has sufficient bandwidth to transmit the IPTV signal at the second signal quality, and that the second device is capable of receiving IPTV signal. The transmission of the IPTV signal over the first network connection to the first device is ended. An endpoint for the transmission of the IPTV signal to the first device is determined. The IPTV signal is transmitted over the second network connection to the second device at the second signal quality beginning at the determined endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Stephen J. Griesmer, Arvind Ramdas Mallya
  • Patent number: 10187571
    Abstract: An image management apparatus includes a memory, circuitry and a transmitter. The circuitry is configured to: generate a thumbnail image from each of captured images; store, in the memory, for each of the thumbnail images, thumbnail identification information for identifying the thumbnail image in association with related information relating to the captured image, the related information indicating one or more attributes of the captured image; transmit one or more thumbnail images of the thumbnail images stored in the memory to a communication terminal; and receive, from the communication terminal, a change request that requests to change a display of the screen to include a specific one or more thumbnail images each being associated with a specific attribute of the related information. The transmitter transmits the specific thumbnail images each identified by specific thumbnail identification information associated with the specific attribute of the related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takafumi Shimmoto
  • Patent number: 10158888
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for reproducing video data are provided. The method includes the steps of extracting a coded video data stream and video data attribute information from the stored video file, extracting samples relevant to an expanded time layer from the extracted video data stream on the basis of the location information of the sample which allows for temporal layer access contailed in the video data attribute information, and restoring and reproducing the extracted samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Sung-Ryeul Rhyu, Kyung-Mo Park, Yiling Xu, Gi-Jun Park, Jang-Won Lee, Kyu-Heon Kim, Gwang-Hoon Park, Doug-Young Suh
  • Patent number: 10134439
    Abstract: A playback device includes a playback controller that sets a scene with a higher level of importance at a lower playback speed and sets a scene with a lower level of importance at a higher playback speed based on a level of importance of each scene of video data, and an image data processor that converts the video data into a playback speed set by the playback controller for each scene, wherein the playback controller plays back the video data within a preset playback time. Further, the playback method plays back video data within a preset playback time by playing back a scene with a higher level of importance at a lower playback speed and playing back a scene with a lower level of importance at a higher playback speed based on a level of importance of each scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuoka, Jiro Uzaki, Mizuki Ohara, Hideaki Onoda
  • Patent number: 10136163
    Abstract: A method and a device for repairing a video file. The method includes the device generating, if frame data of a video frame can be extracted from a video data stream of a corrupted video file according to a video frame structure feature, a video frame sequence from the extracted frame data of the video frame; recording the CODEC type corresponding to the video frame structure feature, storage location information of the video frame sequence, and index data that is used to record a timestamp-based index of the video frame sequence; determining a sequence header of the video frame sequence; and reconstructing, according to the sequence header, the recorded CODEC type, the recorded storage location information, and the recorded index data, container data that complies with a target container format, and generating and outputting a video file in the target container format based on the reconstructed container data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianhui Zhou, Ke Wang
  • Patent number: 10123078
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for selecting media content based on travel information. A set of media content items is maintained. Each media content items having a respective associated spoiler metadata item that lists a spoiler time value that corresponds to a time when a spoiler event occurs in a respective media content item. Travel information related to a planned trip is received from a user. A trip duration value is determined based on the received travel information. The trip duration value is compared to a spoiler time value of a spoiler metadata item associated with a media content item of the set of media content items. In response to determining that the spoiler time value exceeds the trip duration value, the media content item is provided for display during the planned trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCarty, Timothy A. Holmes, Glen E. Roe
  • Patent number: 10097886
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes a converter and a selector. The converter converts an input video signal into the output video signal for the low-brightness display device. The selector selects one of the input video signal and the output video signal, and outputs the selected video signal to the display device. The selector selects the output video signal in a case where a high-brightness flag indicating a video signal for the high-brightness display device is added to the input video signal, and where information indicating that the display device is the low-brightness display device is acquired or information indicating that the display device is the high-brightness display device is not acquired, and selects the input video signal in a case where the high-brightness flag is not added to the input video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Owaki
  • Patent number: 10092165
    Abstract: A system for controlling a display of image data is presented including a first imaging unit for capturing a first set of images and a second imaging unit for capturing a second set of images. The system also includes a display unit configured to display the image data in a picture-in-picture mode, such that the display unit displays the first set of images in a first panel having a first size and the second set of images in a second panel having a second size, where the first size is greater than the second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: James M. Power
  • Patent number: 10080014
    Abstract: An image display apparatus, a driving method thereof, and an image display method are provided. The image display apparatus includes an image input unit configured to allow an image signal to be input, an image processor configured to process the input image signal, and a display unit configured to display the processed image signal. The image processor acquires at least one image from the input image and outputs the acquired image in a generation duration time period of an image of which an image output method is changed in response to a change of the image output method of the input image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyuk-joong Kwon, Hyun-soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10070178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for contextual adjustment of thresholds of user interestedness for triggering video recording. An embodiment takes the form of a method that includes identifying one or more current contextual attributes of a current context of a user. The method also includes setting a current value of a stored interestedness threshold based at least in part on the one or more identified current contextual attributes. The method also includes obtaining one or more current physiological measurements of the user. The method also includes deriving an interestedness score based at least in part on the one or more obtained current physiological measurements. The method also includes comparing the derived interestedness score to the current value of the stored interestedness threshold. The method also includes initiating video recording when the derived interestedness score exceeds the current value of the stored interestedness threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Mona Singh
  • Patent number: 10063610
    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: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Scirocco Michelle Six, Sterling Mace, Rajeev Raman, Stephen Mui, Jason Fisher
  • Patent number: 10043548
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method of creating a work. The method includes analyzing a set of media files. Thereafter, a set of metadata files is analyzed. Each metadata file is associated with a media file in the set of media files. A cognitive state of a user is estimated. Thereafter, the work is created from the set of media files based on the estimated cognitive state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lynar, Jorge A. Moros Ortiz, Stefan von Cavallar, John M. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10026440
    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: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10007409
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus including an audio output unit configured to output audio information on a song being reproduced; a display unit; and a controller configured to arrange graphic objects linked to songs on one region of the display unit, respectively, that are included in a playlist, and display information on the reproduced song using a corresponding graphic object of the reproduced song among the graphic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Uniyoung Kim, Ryunghwa Rhee, Goeun Lee, Hyeran Jang, Kunsik Lee
  • Patent number: 9992517
    Abstract: Some of the various features described herein include providing an enhanced view of content. Some content may be cropped or edited for general transmission, and a primary- or second-screen device may be used to receive and view additional views or portions of content that may otherwise be unavailable. For example, if a cropped portion of content is delivered to a device, a different device may be used to view at least a portion of the content that was removed during the cropping process. Another aspect may include providing a higher-resolution version of content to a second-screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Jonathan Alan Leech, David B Leach, Edward David Monnerat
  • Patent number: 9972356
    Abstract: Techniques for summarizing media are described. A viewer-interaction analyzer receives a media file containing media, the media file including a plurality of segments. A segment of the media file is scored based on interactions of a set of raters. Viewer metrics on the segment of the media file are measured based on interactions with the segment of the media file by a set of viewers. A set of feature vectors are formed based on the measured viewer interactions, where feature vectors in the set of feature vectors are based on interactions of the set of viewers. A model is trained based on the set of feature vectors and the score assigned to the segment of the media file. The model is applied to segments of the media file to generate an interest rating for segments of the media file. An edited media file is generated based on segments of the media file having interest ratings that meet a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Shynar, Asaf Zomet, Gal Chechik
  • Patent number: 9947368
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives, during or after reproduction of a video, a predetermined operation with respect to the video, an associating unit that associates the received operation with a reproduction location where the received operation has been generated in the video, and a setting unit that sets in response to the received operation an importance degree of the reproduction location associated with the received operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mai Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9942578
    Abstract: A novel live on demand origin architecture in one embodiment can enable the provision, operation and management of massively scalable, highly efficient, high availability content access services that offer random access to linear feeds without playback restrictions, supporting live, near-live, catch-up, start-over and VOD access modes regardless of Origin, Network and Player limitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Digital Keystone, Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Vantalon, Paolo Siccardo
  • Patent number: 9917561
    Abstract: A device and method for controlling the volume of played media through loudspeakers on a golf cart driven by a user with a Bluetooth connected device. A location receiver on the golf cart continuously signals a computing component a signal associated with a location of the golf cart on a golf course. If the golf cart is determined to be located in a volume control area, the volume of sound produced by an amplifier engaged with loudspeakers on the cart is reduced to a predetermined level for that control area. Other control areas can cause the playing of advertisements from the loudspeakers on the cart as it passes into them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Wade Clary
  • Patent number: 9899062
    Abstract: An interface apparatus for designating a link destination, is provided with: a range designating device (110) for designating a desired range in a screen on which motion picture content is reproduced; a range mark setting device (107b) for superimposing and displaying a range mark indicating the designated range on the motion picture content; a movement operating device (110, 105, 107b) for moving the range mark in a desired direction, along with a lapse of reproduction time of the motion picture content in the screen; a link destination inputting device (110) for inputting link destination identification information as what corresponds to the range mark; and a holding device (106) for holding position information indicating a position of the range mark, in association with the link destination identification information and each time point in the reproduction time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventor: Tomotaka Hirajoh
  • Patent number: 9898529
    Abstract: A computer processor determines a root of a first element of a semantic model, in which a first relationship of the first element to a second element of the semantic model, is unknown. The computer processor generates a search token, based on applying morphological rules to the root of the first element and appending a preposition. The computer processor determines one or more regular expressions by applying the search token to search a source of unstructured data. The one or more regular expressions are in a form of a triple, having a subject, a predicate, and an object, and the computer processor applies the predicate of the triple as the first relationship of the first element of the semantic model to a second element of the semantic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ibrahim M. S. A. Ateya, Ahmed M. A. Nassar, Tore Notland, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 9882211
    Abstract: A lithium-ion secondary battery with high capacity is provided. Alternatively, a lithium-ion secondary battery with improved cycle characteristics is provided. To achieve this, an active material including a particle having a cleavage plane and a layer containing carbon covering at least part of the cleavage plane is provided. The particle having the cleavage plane contains lithium, manganese, nickel, and oxygen. The layer containing carbon preferably contains graphene. When a lithium-ion secondary battery is fabricated using an electrode including the particle having the cleavage plane at least part of which is covered with the layer containing carbon as an active material, the discharge capacity can be increased and the cycle characteristics can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kawakami, Tatsuya Ikenuma, Teruaki Ochiai, Shuhei Yoshitomi, Mako Motoyoshi, Hiroyuki Miyake, Yohei Momma, Takuya Hirohashi, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 9867266
    Abstract: A radiation image detection apparatus, including an image receiving unit having a two-dimensional array of a plurality of pixels that generate electrical charges when being subjected to irradiation of radiation, the plurality of pixels including a plurality of pixels for detecting an image; and one or more pixels for detecting irradiation; an image data generation unit configured to generate image data based on an electrical signal output from the respective pixels for detecting the image, an irradiation detection unit configured to detect the irradiation of radiation based on the electrical signal output from the respective pixels for detecting irradiation, a communication unit that transmits the image data generated in the image data generation unit, and a control unit configured to include a plurality of control modes including a photographing mode generating the image data, an irradiation detection mode detecting the irradiation of radiation and a standby mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Naoto Iwakiri
  • Patent number: 9854223
    Abstract: A stereoscopic picture generating apparatus comprising: a storage unit to get stored with a first image containing partial images and a second image containing partial images corresponding respectively to the partial images contained in the first image; and an arithmetic unit to extract a first position defined as an existing position of a first partial image contained in the first image and a second position defined as an existing position of a second partial image contained in the first image, to calculate a first differential quantity defined as a difference between the first position and the second position, to calculate a third position defined as a new existing position of a third partial image contained in the second image that corresponds to the first partial image based on the first differential quantity, and to generate a third image based on the third position of the third partial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Toshiro Ohbitsu
  • Patent number: 9830320
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device (D) for assigning time information to a main multimedia content related to a given object. To this end, said device comprises: a clustering module (4) configured to cluster a set of auxiliary multimedia contents with time information and related to said object, so as to deliver clusters comprising some of said auxiliary multimedia contents; a determining module (5) configured to determine a time data for each cluster; a computing module (6) configured to compute a distance between the main multimedia content and each of said clusters, an assigning module (7) configured to assign to the main multimedia content, the time data of the cluster having the smallest distance said amongst computed distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Marie Guegan, James Lanagan, Frederic Plissonneau
  • Patent number: 9818451
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting portions of video data from preview video data is provided. The system may extract image features from the preview video data and discard video frames associated with poor image quality based on the image features. The system may determine similarity scores between individual video frames and corresponding transition costs and may identify transition points in the preview video data based on the similarity scores and/or transition costs. The system may select portions of the video data for further processing based on the transition points and the image features. By selecting portions of the video data, the system may reduce a bandwidth consumption, processing burden and/or latency associated with uploading the video data or performing further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ambrish Tyagi, Suresh Bholabhai Lakhani, Rohith Mysore Vijaya Kumar, Yadunandana Nagaraja Rao, Amit Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9819972
    Abstract: A novel live on demand origin architecture in one embodiment can enable the provision, operation and management of massively scalable, highly efficient, high availability content access services that offer random access to linear feeds without playback restrictions, supporting live, near-live, catch-up, start-over and VOD access modes regardless of Origin, Network and Player limitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Digital Keystone, Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Vantalon, Paolo Siccardo
  • Patent number: 9804668
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rapid content switching between pieces of content presented in a plurality of stations using streaming content distribution in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Verimatrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Niels J. Thorwirth, Timothy J. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 9807360
    Abstract: A method of displaying information on a terminal, the method including: receiving a message from another terminal during reproduction of content; assigning a part of a screen of the terminal for displaying information related to the message based on a priority order of the message; and displaying the information related to the message on the assigned part of the screen during the reproduction of the content which is being displayed on the rest of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-min Park, Keum-yong Oh, Jun-eok Ahn, Da-na Jung
  • Patent number: 9794611
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to capture an image, and transmit the image to a system. The system can be operable to determine that the image corresponds to a media program, identify metadata associated with the media program, and transmit the metadata to a set-top box operable to display program information according to the metadata. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Cassanova, Nicholas Peter Hill, Virginia Ng
  • Patent number: 9792502
    Abstract: Video and corresponding metadata is accessed. Events of interest within the video are identified based on the corresponding metadata, and best scenes are identified based on the identified events of interest. A video summary can be generated including one or more of the identified best scenes. The video summary can be generated using a video summary template with slots corresponding to video clips selected from among sets of candidate video clips. Best scenes can also be identified by receiving an indication of an event of interest within video from a user during the capture of the video. Metadata patterns representing activities identified within video clips can be identified within other videos, which can subsequently be associated with the identified activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Newman, Brian G. Schunck
  • Patent number: 9769395
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to detect a presence of a display. In some examples, a processor may receive image data from a camera. The image data may relate to light incident on the camera. The processor may analyze the image data to determine that the light includes flickering at a frequency. The processor may detect the presence of the display based on the frequency of the flickering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Jake Armstrong Russell
  • Patent number: 9734872
    Abstract: A method and an electronic apparatus for generating a time-lapse video and a recording medium using the method are provided. In the method, a movement of the electronic apparatus is detected by the at least one motion sensor while a video is recorded by the image capturing device. A detected movement is analyzed to determine a stability of the electronic apparatus for each of a plurality of time intervals during which the video is recorded. At least one clip of the video is converted into a time-lapse video according to a determined stability of the electronic apparatus associated with each of the plurality of the time intervals during which the clip of the video is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Kuan-Wei Li
  • Patent number: 9723287
    Abstract: The enhanced 3D audio/video processing apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a three-dimensional (3D) content generating unit for generating 3D content including video content and analog content; a depth information generating unit for generating depth information for the video frames constituting the video content; and a signal generating unit for generating a 3D enhanced signal including the generated 3D content and the depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangoh Jeong, Kyungho Kim, Byeongmoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 9720558
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media service provider system tracking statuses of media programs with respect to a user of a media service through which the media programs are distributed by way of a plurality of different media distribution models and providing a user interface view personalized for the user for display on a display screen, the user interface view including personalized user interface content that indicates one or more of the statuses of one or more of the media programs with respect to the user. In certain examples, the statuses indicated in the user interface view may include at least a first status of a first media program distributed by way of a first media distribution model and a second status of a second media program included in the media programs and distributed by way of a second media distribution model. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon and Redbox Digital Entertainment Services, LLC
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Imran Arif Maskatia, Paul Bradley Bowers
  • Patent number: 9704270
    Abstract: The present invention describes exemplary embodiments of a method and apparatus for rasterizing and encoding vector graphics. The method comprises determining, by an image encoder, a difference between a transmission frame rate of an image encoder and a raster sequence frame rate of a raster sequence of images rasterized by a graphics processing unit (GPU); and adjusting, by the GPU, image detail of the raster sequence according to the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Teradici Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Cameron Main, David Victor Hobbs, Peter William Longhurst
  • Patent number: 9706232
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for sending media data. The method is realized by providing a media substitute node between a sender and a receiver. The method comprises: a media substitute node receives an original media data stream from a sender; the media substitute node acquires substitute data for substituting for the original media data stream within a designated interval; the media substitute node converts the format of the acquired substitute data into a media format which conforms to a media parameter of the original media data stream; and the media substitute node sends the converted substitute data to the receiver within the designated interval. The technical solution provided in the disclosure is adopted to solve the technical problems in the related art, such as the reduction in communication efficiency due to the need for re-negotiating a media parameter between substitute data and original media data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Guoqiang Shang
  • Patent number: 9667907
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a method for the generation and integration of physical information in multimedia files synchronously, to be played in mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices, to represent physical and mechanical magnitudes related with the action being recorded and/or played. The present disclosure presents at least a first electronic device comprising sensors that measure physical magnitudes and means of multimedia recording, where those magnitudes are processed and converted to control patterns that are integrated with the multimedia recording and a second, or the same, electronic device comprising programmable functions to decode and play multimedia files, means to extract the control patterns from the multimedia file, and means to use those patterns to control physical actuators integrated or connected to the device to reproduce haptic information related with the multimedia file in order to improve the user multimedia experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Vicente Diaz