With Video Gui Patents (Class 386/282)
  • Patent number: 10296660
    Abstract: Detailed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatuses to be used for feature searching using an entry-based searching structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsiang-Tsung Kung
  • Patent number: 10289914
    Abstract: A method, system, and device for processing video shooting are described. The method includes: shooting a subject in a background sample, the background sample, and a target background respectively, to generate a first video recording the subject and the background sample, a second video recording the background sample, and a third video recording the target background respectively, the shooting time lengths of the first video and the second video being smaller than the shooting time length of the third video; and comparing the first video and the second video, extracting images of the subject from the first video, generating a subject image frame sequence with a transparent background, sequentially superimposing each subject image frame in the subject image frame sequence to the third video, and generating a video file recording the subject and the target background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Jianjiang Chen, Yuanyuan Xu
  • Patent number: 10262691
    Abstract: Video information may define spherical video content having a duration. Spherical video content may define visual content viewable from a point of view as a function of progress through the spherical video content. Path information may define a path selection for the spherical video content. Path selection may include movement of a viewing window within the spherical video content. The viewing window may define extents of the visual content viewable from the point of view as the function of progress through the spherical video content. Time lapse parameter information may define at least two of a time portion of the duration, an image sampling rate, and a time lapse speed effect. A time lapse video may be generated based on the video information, the path information, and the time lapse parameter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Ryan Gilmour, Jessica Bonner
  • Patent number: 10264295
    Abstract: A system and method is presented that segregates portions of a video file into distinct sections based on whether the sections contain original content or modified content. For each segment, portion, section or scene with modified content, a compressed file is created which includes at least one instance of a set of frames which includes modified content. For some sections there may be two or more versions of modifications. These alternative versions may be compressed as a single distinct file. This permits efficient edge caching of video files with modified content, for example for selective provision of alternative versions of the video file to various end users in a transmission efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: In Situ Media Corporation
    Inventors: Fatehali Dharssi, Ashley McKay
  • Patent number: 10194118
    Abstract: An apparatus for video communication connected to a local processing device executing a video conferencing software for communicating with a remote location, the apparatus being configured to be locally wirelessly connected to a plurality of mobile devices each comprising a display and a video camera, to receive a plurality of video signals related to a plurality of participants in a video conference generated by the video cameras of the plurality of local mobile devices, to generate a video stream based on said plurality of video signals received from the plurality of local mobile devices, to transmit the video stream to said local processing device, to receive from the local processing device an output signal representing a content displayed by a display of the processing device when executing the video conferencing software and to share with the plurality of local mobile devices the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Huddle Room Technology S.R.L.
    Inventor: Stefano Spattini
  • Patent number: 10185468
    Abstract: A user device comprising a user interface generator configured to generate a user interface for designing an animated meme comprising a sequence of images and at least one text layer overlaid on at least some of the sequence of images, the user interface comprising an edit frame comprising: an image sequence overlay configured to display an arrangement of selected images from the sequence of images and at least one slider associated with a text layer configured to define when the text layer is to be displayed over the sequence of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick William Schneider, IV, Jakob O. Engstrand
  • Patent number: 10152536
    Abstract: An example implementation involves a controller device detecting a first input in a control interface of a first application. Based on the first input, the controller device sends over a local area network (LAN) to a media playback system, a command that instructs the media playback system to play back media provided by a first streaming audio service. The controller device displays, in the control interface of the first application, an indication of a suggested second application that is operable to provide access to a second streaming audio service that is different from the first streaming media service. The controller device detects a second input in the first application, wherein the second input comprises a selection of the suggested second application. Based on the second input, the controller device downloads the second application to data storage of the controller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Butts
  • Patent number: 10120530
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods and systems for generating interactive media items. In one aspect, a method is performed at a server system. The method includes providing access for playback of an interactive media item based on metadata generated using information associated with the interactive media item. The metadata includes information associating at least one parameter with the interactive media item. The interactive media item is generated based on one or more user inputs selecting one or more interactive effects for association with the interactive media item. The user input(s) cause the server system to make the one or more interactive effects available to a subsequent viewer during the playback of the interactive media item, such that the subsequent viewer is able to interact with video and/or audio of the interactive media item by controlling the at least one parameter during the playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Snibbe, Graham McDermott, Justin Ponczek, Spencer Schoeben, Jesse Fulton
  • Patent number: 10042431
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a data acquiring unit configured to acquire content to which metadata is attached and the metadata attached to the content, the metadata being generated from data obtained from a sensor mounted on a subject, and a display control unit configured to reflect contents of the metadata acquired by the data acquiring unit in display of the content to which the metadata acquired by the data acquiring unit is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakanishi, Kosei Yamashita, Ryo Mukaiyama, Takaomi Kimura, Hideyuki Matsunaga, Naofumi Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 10037605
    Abstract: There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to obtain a first frame of a video content including an object and a first region based on a segmentation hierarchy of the first frame, insert a synthetic object into the first frame, merge an object segmentation hierarchy of the synthetic object with the segmentation hierarchy of the first frame to create a merged segmentation hierarchy, select a second region based on the merged segmentation hierarchy, provide the first frame including the first region and the second region to a crowd user for creating a corrected frame, receive the corrected frame from the crowd user including a first corrected region including the object and a second corrected region including the synthetic object, determine a quality based on the synthetic object and the second corrected region, and accept the first corrected region based on the quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Miquel Angel Farre Guiu, Marc Junyent Martin, Aljoscha Smolic
  • Patent number: 10037129
    Abstract: Systems and methods for permitting selection and modification of a set of video segments on a mobile device is described. A user interface is provided on a screen of the mobile device to allow a user to select any of a plurality of original video segments of an original video. A selection of at least one of the original video segments is received via the user interface. A request for a modification to the selected at least one original video segment can also be received via the user interface. The systems and methods can cause a modification of the selected at least one original video segment to be performed to provide at least one modified video segment. The at least one modified video segment can be presented via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Patent number: 10032149
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, certain exemplary embodiments relate to jukebox systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features along with karaoke jukebox and/or photo booth features. A combined karaoke/photo booth/jukebox may enable more integrated performance-like experiences in an in-home or out-of-home location or venue. By leveraging vast audio media libraries, trusted rights-respecting network infrastructure, and on-site image/video capturing from integrated recorders and/or remote portable devices, a more sociable experience may be created for karaoke jukebox patrons, e.g., where custom content can be generated and shared in a safe and legally appropriate manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Ed Rivera, Michael Tooker, Francois Guy, Francois Beaumier, Charles Battle, Mounir Khenfir, Charles Garneau
  • Patent number: 10026447
    Abstract: A method of scheduling processing of a plurality of recorded media content items, each recorded media content item having one or more media segments which each represent a coverage option for a story fragment. The method receives a quality measure for each media segment in the plurality of recorded media content items, and determines a fitness score for each of a plurality of candidate sequences formed from the media segments, said fitness score being determined using the corresponding quality measure associated with media segments in the corresponding candidate sequence. The method determines a media segment score for each media segment from the corresponding fitness scores of candidate sequences that include that media segment, and then schedules processing of the plurality of recorded media content items in an order determined from media segment scores of the media segments in the recorded media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: I. J. Eric Wang, Jie Xu
  • Patent number: 9966114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a method of controlling therefor. To achieve these objects and other advantages and in accordance with the purpose of the invention, as embodied and broadly described herein, according to one embodiment, a mobile terminal, comprising a touch screen to display a video list that includes at least one video; and a controller configured to display a timeline corresponding to the at least one video according to a first input at the video list, wherein the timeline includes at least one of a start point indicator and an end point indicator to identify an editing section of the at least one video, and, play, on the touch screen, the editing section of the at least one video contained in the video list based on a second input at the video list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Junhee Lee
  • Patent number: 9966112
    Abstract: In order to organize and reference multimedia content that is presented on a television or other media devices, a tagging system and method are utilized. An approach is described to tag multimedia content at specific times, record text, audio and/or video, and comment at specific times in the multimedia content. For tagging, commenting, and sharing particular moments of multimedia content, automatic content recognition (ACR) is used. ACR supports tagging and recording of snippets of the multimedia content at specific times. Snippets are displayed by using a thumbnail of pictures or small multimedia clips. The snippets can be commented on and shared with selected users or groups of users. An automatic highlight playlist of a multimedia content can be generated, and various filtering operations of the tags, comments and snippets can also be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Suresh Kulkarni, Oleksiy Bolgarov
  • Patent number: 9904508
    Abstract: A method for changing types of streamed content for an audio system in which a first type of streamed content that has a first signal type is received at the audio system and arrangements are made to begin receiving at the audio system a second type of streamed content, where the second type of streamed content has a second signal type that is different than the first signal type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Don L. Drinkwater, Michael Elliot
  • Patent number: 9860475
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire annotation information corresponding to at least one associated video, which is associated with a video that is to be processed, and a display control unit configured to perform control to display, on a display screen for displaying the video that is to be processed, both the annotation information corresponding to the associated video acquired by the acquisition unit and the video that is to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 9832537
    Abstract: A method includes receiving and processing an electronic signal that represents television content to provide a first media signal that is playable to present a forward-playback of the television content. The method also includes, responsive to a first instruction, providing a second media signal that is playable to present a reverse-playback of the television content, and recording a portion of the television content that corresponds to the reverse-playback. Further, the method includes, responsive to a second instruction, stopping the recording of the television content. In addition, the method includes, responsive to a third instruction, saving one or more recorded portions of the television content. The method also includes, responsive to receiving a fourth instruction, communicating the saved recording of the television content to a separate computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Thompson, Michael E. Depies, Stanley Y. Wang
  • Patent number: 9824279
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a set of video segments that represents a video. A subset of video segments can be selected out of the set of video segments. A list that indicates a playback sequence for the subset of video segments can be generated. Playback of the subset of video segments can be provided based on the playback sequence indicated via the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Colleen Kelly Henry
  • Patent number: 9756392
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for non-linear navigation of video content comprising receiving a video content asset comprising a plurality of video content clips tagged with information tags, the information tags connecting the video content clips to form a plurality of navigation paths; presenting a first video clip from the plurality of video clips; displaying a set of navigation options for selection by a user, each of the navigation options corresponding to a particular navigation path; receiving a navigation option selection from the user; and presenting a second video clip from the plurality of video clips based on the navigation path corresponding to the navigation option selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Silverman, Mark Arana
  • Patent number: 9659595
    Abstract: A method and related apparatus for providing content information for a video remix, the method comprising: identifying at least one performer of an event on the basis of image data of a source video; obtaining information about a role of the at least one performer in the event; determining at least some video frames of the source video to contain said at least one performer as a dominant performer in said event; and annotating said video frames of the source video with a description of the role of the at least one performer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Antti Johannes Eronen, Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 9595292
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a specifying unit and a processing unit. The specifying unit specifies an editing position in moving image data contained in a moving image file. The moving image file includes a first moving image file recorded in response to a plurality of recording instructions and a second moving image file recorded in response to a single recording instruction. The specifying unit changes the editing position to any positions corresponding to connection positions of the plurality of moving image data pieces according to a predetermined instruction when specifying the editing position in the first moving image file, and changes the editing position while using a predetermine number of frames in the moving image data contained in the second moving image file as a unit therefor according to the predetermined instruction when specifying the editing position in the second moving image file. The processing unit performs editing processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshika
  • Patent number: 9535986
    Abstract: Implementations disclosed herein involve first-party applications and first-party applications. An example method involves displaying, on a graphical display, an interface of a first application, where the interface of the first application comprises (i) an indication of one or more second applications and (ii) at least one first control for controlling playback on a media playback system. The method also involves detecting a selection of one of the one or more second applications. Based on detecting the selection of one of the one or more second applications, the method further involves executing the selected second application, where execution of the selected second application involves displaying, on the graphical display, an interface of the selected second application, where the interface of the selected second application includes at least one second control for controlling playback on the media playback system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Butts
  • Patent number: 9520154
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image display apparatus including a storage unit storing a plurality of images, an input unit receiving a selection command for selecting one or more images from among the plurality of images, and a display unit displaying at least one image of the selected images in a first zone and at least one second image of the selected images in a second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Joo Lee, Sung Nam Park, Jae Young Eum
  • Patent number: 9298718
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method and apparatus are provided to receive a video media file, receive a chop file 200 and output a portion of the video media file based on the received chop file 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Deleeuw, David I. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9229610
    Abstract: Methods and systems are discussed for visually forming relationships between electronic content. Electronic content from a computing device may be received. The electronic content may be displayed on a graphical user interface. The received electronic content may be analyzed to identify characteristics of the electronic content. The received electronic content may be visually related to previously received electronic content on a graphical user interface. The received and the previously received electronic content may be visually related by applying a relationship hierarchy to the identified characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Phil Lu, Graeme Mott
  • Patent number: 9204101
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein relating to video chunking for robust, progressive upload. Video can be parsed to determined byte offsets associated with prospective chunk boundaries. Chunks can be generated based on the prospective chunk boundaries and a preferred chunk size. Sample tables can be generated for each chunk. The chunks can be fully self contained, in that they can be received and transcoded independently of other chunks. Thus, if one chunk fails, only that chunk needs to be retransmitted versus the entire video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Sharifi
  • Patent number: 9170738
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for providing editing tools that allow a user to manipulate media provided by a media content source. Media editing tools may include content analysis tools capable of extracting information from the media content itself, and may include segment identification and editing tools. Editing tools may be created by a user, and stored or shared with other users. Users may be able to specify and customize a set of storage space requirements that impose constraints on the type, quantity and content of stored assets. Automatic storage management tools provide tools with which stored and to-be-stored assets may be transformed in order to maintain satisfaction of storage preferences and requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Rovi Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald A. Gerbasi, III
  • Patent number: 9106961
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example and includes receiving an indication of a start of a point of interest associated with a portion of a video presentation, and determining a start time relative to a start time of the video presentation. The method further includes receiving an indication of an end time of the point of interest, and determining an end time of the point of interest relative to the start time of the video presentation. The method still further includes generating point of interest data that includes the start time and end time of the point of interest, and sending the point of interest data to a processing device. The processing device generates a composite point of interest video including the portion of the video presentation associated with the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Y. Jiang, Munawar Hossain
  • Patent number: 9088767
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for activities duplication via recorded video are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A playback is performed of a video with control and input data, which includes a recording of video data of a set of activities performed on a second computer, a recording of a set of control data corresponding to the set of activities, and a recording of a set of input data corresponding to the set of activities. Control data from the set of control data is applied to the computer. Applying the control data to the computer changes a state of a process in the computer. Input data from the set of input data is applied to the computer. Applying the input data provides an attribute of the input data to the process in the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Brian M. O'Connell, Keith R. Walker
  • Publication number: 20150147048
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes displaying an image on a touchscreen of the mobile terminal; receiving an audio synthesis command for synthesizing audio with the image; saving at least one audio candidate in association with the image, based on the received audio synthesis command; and displaying an indicator on the touchscreen indicating the at least one audio candidate is saved with the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonghwan KIM, Hyungjun JIN, Heejung OHE, Hyungjin KIM, Seungtae PARK, Sangyeong JANG
  • Patent number: 9042707
    Abstract: An editing method comprises: generating, from a material data which is generated according to a first time and in which a first time range is specified, a playback data that is to be played back according to a second time different from the first time; and locating a second time range, which includes the material data within the first time range, in the playback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: GVBB Holdings S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamasaki, Yasunori Nii, Yoshiharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9031383
    Abstract: Motion picture project management system for reviewers, coordinators and artists. Artists utilize image analysis and image enhancement and computer graphics processing for example to convert two-dimensional images into three-dimensional images or otherwise create or alter motion pictures. Enables the efficient management of projects related to motion pictures to enable enterprises to manage assets, control costs, predict budgets and profit margins, reduce archival storage and otherwise provide displays tailored to specific roles to increase worker efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Legend3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Sandrew, Anthony Lopez, Timothy Tranquill, Craig Cesareo
  • Patent number: 9025937
    Abstract: According to typical practice of the present invention, temporal identifiers are simultaneously associated with (i) video and (ii) numerical data while these data are contemporaneously collected by, respectively, (i) a video camera filming an event and (ii) a data acquisition system acquiring numerical data from sensor(s) obtaining sensory information relating to the event. Various modes of inventive practice provide for time codes and/or markers as the temporal identifiers. The video and the numerical data are each converted to a digital form that furthers their mutual compatibility, the video to a compressed/encoded video file, the numerical data to an Adobe XMP data file. The compressed/encoded video file and the XMP data file are merged whereby the temporal identifiers are aligned with each other. The merged video file has numerical data embedded therein and is displayable so that the video and the numerical data are synchronized in comportment with actual real-time occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Peter D. Congedo, David J. Fry, Calvin D. Krishen
  • Patent number: 9025938
    Abstract: In an approach, a method of spotting music for a motion picture comprises: receiving music editor (MXE) cue related data defining a plurality of cues each having a start timecode value and an end timecode value; based on the MXE data, creating and storing an MXE timecode path, a composer (CMP) timecode path, and a cue sheet timecode path; copying one or more of the MXE cue related data to CMP cues in the CMP timecode path in a CMP spotting dataset; receiving one or more changes to the CMP cues without also modifying the MXE cue related data; applying an editing lock to the CMP cues; auto-populating the CMP cues to cue sheet cues in the cue sheet timecode path; receiving one or more changes to the cue sheet cues without also modifying the CMP cues; finalizing and distributing a cue sheet based on the cue sheet cues; wherein the method is performed by one or more special-purpose computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: QWire Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Leigh B. Roberts, Jr., Jonathan Louis Ehrlich, Scott Freiman
  • Publication number: 20150117840
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating custom professional videos are disclosed. The system includes client computing devices, an administrator computing device, and professional editor computing devices, all of which communicate with one or more servers via a network. A server of the one or more servers receives media data including at least one image file, text data, and an audio file from a client computing device via a network. The server creates a video job based on the media data and transmits it to a professional editor computing device. The professional editor uses at least one editing application running on the professional editor computing device to create a video based on the video job. The server transmits the created video to the administrator computing device for review. The server transmits the created video to the client computing device upon approval by the administrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Parente, Michelina Pagano-Parente
  • Patent number: 9014542
    Abstract: In a video record/playback apparatus, interrupting a dubbing process that records video data recorded on one recording medium onto another recording medium in a case in which there is a request during the dubbing process to execute a priority process of higher priority than a dubbing process. In addition, at this time, interrupted dubbing information needed to resume the dubbing process is stored. After the dubbing process is interrupted, the user is asked whether or not to resume the dubbing process, and, in a case in which there is an instruction from the user to resume the dubbing process, resuming the dubbing process using the interrupted dubbing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masamine Maeda, Atsuhiro Murata
  • Publication number: 20150104155
    Abstract: Systems and accompanying methods are provided for real-time pixel switching in video. A video having first and second portions is provided and is presented to a user, with the first video portion being initially visible to the user and the second video portion not initially visible to the user. During presentation of the video, a user interaction with the first video portion is received, and a selected region of the second video portion is identified based thereon, where the selected region defines a subset of pixels from the second video portion. The selected region is then overlaid on the first video portion, and playback of the second video portion and the first video portion is synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Yuval Hofshy, Patrick Griffith
  • Patent number: 8995822
    Abstract: A media content item is evaluated for its “sentiment states.” That is, segments of the content item are determined to be, for example, “happy,” “exciting,” “sad,” “funny,” and the like. A “sentiment map” is created that delimits segments of the content item and contains the sentiment-state keywords associated with the segments. Some maps include an amplitude for each assigned sentiment keyword and a confidence value for the segment delimitation and for each keyword. As an exemplary use of the sentiment map, an advertisement broker matches the sentiments of his advertisement offerings with segments of a content item in order to place appropriate advertisements at times when they would be most favorably received. In another example, a recommender system recommends to a user a content item whose sentiment map compares favorably to that of a content item already enjoyed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Venugopal Vasudevan, Jehan Wickramasuriya, Chao Xu
  • Patent number: 8996380
    Abstract: Systems and methods of synchronizing media are provided. A client device may be used to capture a sample of a media stream being rendered by a media rendering source. The client device sends the sample to a position identification module to determine a time offset indicating a position in the media stream corresponding to the sampling time of the sample, and optionally a timescale ratio indicating a speed at which the media stream is being rendered by the media rendering source based on a reference speed of the media stream. The client device calculates a real-time offset using a present time, a timestamp of the media sample, the time offset, and optionally the timescale ratio. The client device then renders a second media stream at a position corresponding to the real-time offset to be in synchrony to the media stream being rendered by the media rendering source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: Avery Li-Chun Wang, Rahul Powar, William Michael Mills, Christopher Jacques Penrose Barton, Philip Georges Inghelbrecht, Dheeraj Shankar Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 8983272
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method and apparatus are provided to receive a video media file, receive a chop file 200 and output a portion of the video media file based on the received chop file 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Deleeuw, David I. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150071618
    Abstract: A system for annotating frames in a media stream 114 includes a pattern recognition system (PRS) 108 to generate PRS output metadata for a frame; an archive 106 for storing ground truth metadata (GTM); a device to merge the GTM and PRS output metadata and thereby generate proposed annotation data (PAD) 110; and a user interface 109 for use by the human annotator HA 118. The user interface 104 includes an editor 111 and an input device 107 used by the HA 118 to approve GTM for the frame. An optimization system 105 receives the approved GTM and metadata output by the PRS 108, and adjusts input parameters for the PRS to minimize a distance metric corresponding to a difference between the GTM and PRS output metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eric David Petajan, David Eugene Weite, Douglas W. Vunic
  • Patent number: 8977109
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for using a trajectory-based technique to detect a moving object in a video sequence at incorporates human interaction through a user interface. The method comprises steps of identifying and evaluating sets of connected components in a video frame, filtering the list of connected components by comparing features of the connected components to predetermined criteria, identifying candidate trajectories across multiple frames, evaluating the candidate trajectories to determine a selected trajectory, eliminating incorrect trajectories through use of the interface and processing images in said video sequence responsive to the evaluating and eliminating steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jesus Barcons-Palau, Sitaram Bhagavathy, Joan Llach, Dong-Qing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150063786
    Abstract: A method for tracking an object in a plurality of frames includes obtaining a contour of an object in a frame. For each remaining frame among the plurality of frames, the following steps are performed. A probability map generator generates a plurality of probability maps containing probability values for one or more pixels for a current frame. A contour is estimated for the current frame based on the plurality of probability maps. User input is obtained for refining the estimated contour. Based on the user input, one or more local regions to be added and/or removed are identified and recorded in a local region list. The local region list is maintained and updated during the tracking process and is used together with the probability map generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Chih-Chao Ma, Ho-Chao Huang
  • Patent number: 8965180
    Abstract: Systems and methods for converting interactive multimedia content authored for distribution via a physical medium for electronic distribution are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention includes building an object model of interactive multimedia content authored for distribution via a physical medium using a content authoring system, automatically authoring a user interface based upon the object model using the content authoring system, and packing the transcoded multimedia content into at least one container file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony David Knight, Ian Michael Lewis, Andrew Maurice Devitt
  • Publication number: 20150043895
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a specifying unit and a processing unit. The specifying unit specifies an editing position in moving image data contained in a moving image file. The moving image file includes a first moving image file recorded in response to a plurality of recording instructions and a second moving image file recorded in response to a single recording instruction. The specifying unit changes the editing position to any positions corresponding to connection positions of the plurality of moving image data pieces according to a predetermined instruction when specifying the editing position in the first moving image file, and changes the editing position while using a predetermine number of frames in the moving image data contained in the second moving image file as a unit therefor according to the predetermined instruction when specifying the editing position in the second moving image file. The processing unit performs editing processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshika
  • Patent number: 8948568
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing video include providing a portion of video to an electronic display and identifying a character or personality in the portion of video. A request to perform an action regarding the portion of video may be detected and the action may be associated with the identified character or personality. The action may be performed on a second portion of video in response to the character or personality being identified in the second portion of video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Kenneth Jackson, Daniel Victor Klein
  • Patent number: 8948573
    Abstract: When identification information of an appending start frame coincides with identification information of the final frame of moving image data of an existing moving image file, an image processing apparatus changes the appending start frame to another frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Tsuihiji, Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 8942544
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a storage part for storing criteria information of a plurality of destinations, and a display control part for performing control to display transmission capability information indicating whether it is possible to transmit, to each of the destinations, a selected motion picture file in a predetermined range selected from a motion picture file by a user, the transmission capability information being derived based on information about the selected motion picture file and the criteria information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Ichikawa, Masachika Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8938151
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a number of predetermined scenes in a video, and a display control unit configured to display, on a display unit, a timeline in which an object indicating a position of the predetermined scene in the video is arranged. The display control unit performs control such that in a case where the number of the predetermined scenes included in a predetermined time period of the video is larger than a predetermined number, the predetermined time period is displayed, on the timeline, with a first width, and in a case where the number of the predetermined scenes included in the predetermined time period of the video is smaller than the predetermined number, the predetermined time period is displayed, on the timeline, with a second width different from the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Bamba, Toshimizu Yamane