Replacing Signal (e.g., Video Or Audio, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/287)
  • Patent number: 9344759
    Abstract: An example method comprises determining, by a computing device, an indication of video content, determining, by the computing device and based at least in part on the indication, one or more candidate albums, selecting, by the computing device, a particular candidate album of the one or more candidate albums based at least in part on a match between an audio fingerprint of an audio track included in the video content and an audio fingerprint of an audio track included in the particular candidate album, and sending, by the computing device, a message that associates the video content with the particular candidate album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Sharifi
  • Patent number: 9076405
    Abstract: A display device includes a signal line drive circuit provided with an analog amplifier through which a stationary electric current flows. The display device further includes a control signal output section which suspends operation of the analog amplifier during a period (non-scanning period) from an start time after application to a data signal line S(i) of a voltage necessary for display is completed in a horizontal period to an end time in the horizontal period. The control signal output section sustains an AMP_Enable signal through which the analog amplifier is controlled at an L value (a low value) in the non-scanning period. As a result, stationary electric current flowing through the analog amplifier is cut off in the non-scanning period. According to this, the display device allows for reduction of electric power consumption while being capable of displaying a moving image without causing flickering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Yanagi, Kohji Saitoh, Masami Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20150139618
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a computer implemented method, computer program product, and system for updating a video tutorial. In accordance with an embodiment, the method includes the steps of determining a number of users of a video tutorial that have performed a set of actions that are different than a set of actions displayed in the video tutorial, determining that the number of users of the video tutorial that have performed the set of actions that are different meets a threshold condition, and identifying a segment of the video tutorial to remove, wherein the identified segment includes the set of actions displayed in the video tutorial that are different. The method may further include creating an updated video tutorial by replacing the identified segment of the video tutorial with a video of the set of actions that are different than the set of displayed actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Vaishnavi Nori, John Rice, Nithinkrishna Shenoy
  • Publication number: 20150139617
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a computer implemented method, computer program product, and system for updating a video tutorial. In accordance with an embodiment, the method includes the steps of determining a number of users of a video tutorial that have performed a set of actions that are different than a set of actions displayed in the video tutorial, determining that the number of users of the video tutorial that have performed the set of actions that are different meets a threshold condition, and identifying a segment of the video tutorial to remove, wherein the identified segment includes the set of actions displayed in the video tutorial that are different. The method may further include creating an updated video tutorial by replacing the identified segment of the video tutorial with a video of the set of actions that are different than the set of displayed actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Vaishnavi Nori, John Rice, Nithinkrishna Shenoy
  • Patent number: 9031375
    Abstract: An electronic device may determine to present a video frame still image sequence version of a video instead of the video. The electronic device may derive a plurality of still images from the video. The electronic device may generate the video frame still image sequence by associating the plurality of still images. The electronic device may present the video frame still image sequence. The video frame still image sequence may be displayed according to timing information to resemble play of the video. In some cases, audio may also be derived from the video. In such cases, display of the video frame still image sequence may be performed along with play of the audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Rapt Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Tucker Trautman, Jonathan R. A. Woodard
  • Publication number: 20150071620
    Abstract: Each data integrity value, from among a plurality of data integrity values each associated with a separate unit of a program comprising a plurality of units, is checked against a separate recorded portion of a recording of the program corresponding to one of the plurality of units, wherein the recording of the program is recorded from a broadcast of the program. Responsive to a particular data integrity value from among the plurality of data integrity values not matching when checked against a particular separate recorded portion of the program corresponding to a particular unit from among the plurality of units, the recording is corrected by replacing only the particular separate recorded portion of the program from a second recording of only the particular unit from a subsequent broadcast of the program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: SUSANN M. KEOHANE, SHAWN P. MULLEN, JESSICA C. MURILLO, JOHNNY M. SHIEH
  • Patent number: 8942543
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and software are provided herein that allow for storing a data file in a storage device. The storage system splits a video data file into a plurality of data segments, generates a plurality of recovery headers for the data segments, and combines ones of the recovery headers with ones of the data segments to form a plurality of storage packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Verint Video Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Mortimer Hubin, Sylvain Ouellet
  • Patent number: 8886016
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for processing metadata associated with digital video in a multi-state video computer readable medium. The method specifies a set of rules for propagating the metadata between different states in the video computer readable medium. It then propagates the metadata between the states based on the specified set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: David Robert Black
  • Patent number: 8860865
    Abstract: The invention allows for persons to create motion photo videos or MPVs from photographs, video segments, personal narratives or animation by use of templates. Templates are created for specific songs, may be created or further modified by any person. MPVs are novel because they very quickly and inexpensively enable users to select a song and accompanying pre-made template and create a high-quality synchronized custom music video using their own hand-selected visual material. These custom videos can be shared by users with friends or can be published on the Internet and can be easily modified by swapping visual material or updating templates. Additionally, image capture devices may be employed to assist the user in capture, composition, and selection of images to be placed in pre-defined template bins, resulting in instant high-quality director-assisted video creation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Burning Moon, LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Dukellis, Kaz Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8849088
    Abstract: A playback device for playing back a playlist by determining, as a current sub-playitem, a sub-playitem that is optimum for the current sub-playitem each time a current playitem changes. The playback device continues a playback of a playitem when a clip file being referred to by the current sub-playitem has been downloaded and is in an Enable state in the local storage; and stops, by issuing a DataStarved event, the playback of the playitem when the clip file being referred to by the current sub-playitem is in a missing state or an invalid state in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Taiji Sasaki, Hiroshi Yahata, Kazuhiro Mochinaga, Wataru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8843375
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for editing audio clips. A computer-implemented method includes displaying in a user interface, a first audio clip including a first plurality of time instants and a second audio clip including a second plurality of time instants; displaying a first transition point identifier associated with the first audio clip to designate a portion from a beginning of the first audio clip to the first transition point identifier that is playable; displaying a second transition point identifier associated with the second audio clip to designate a portion from the second transition point identifier to an end of the second audio clip that is playable; and generating a combined audio clip comprising the portion from the beginning of the first audio clip to the first transition point identifier and the portion from the second transition point identifier to the end of the second audio clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Ubillos
  • Publication number: 20140233920
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for editing a program on a re-writable compact disc. The method comprises the steps of acquiring the description information of two program segments of said program, said program segments being in sequence in playing-back order, said description information comprising the ending description information of the previous program segment and the start point information of the subsequent program segment, generating a guiding information to guide the ending point information to the start point information according to the description information and playing-back order of said program segments and updating the description information of said program according to said guiding information. With this invention, excessively detailed application editing work and an expense of high buffering cost may be avoided in editing compact disc program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Jun Shi
  • Patent number: 8787732
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for processing metadata associated with digital video in a multi-state video computer readable medium. The method specifies a set of rules for propagating the metadata between different states in the video computer readable medium. It then propagates the metadata between the states based on the specified set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: David Robert Black
  • Patent number: 8737817
    Abstract: A system and method provide a soundtrack recommendation service for recommending one or more soundtrack for a video (i.e., a probe video). A feature extractor of the recommendation service extracts a set of content features of the probe video and generates a set of semantic features represented by a signature vector of the probe video. A video search module of the recommendation service is configured to search for a number of video candidates, each of which is semantically similar to the probe video and has an associated soundtrack. A video outlier identification module of the recommendation service identifies video candidates having an atypical use of their soundtracks and ranks the video candidates based on the typicality of their soundtrack usage. A soundtrack recommendation module selects the soundtracks of the top ranked video candidates as the soundtrack recommendations to the probe video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Izo, Hrishikesh Aradhye, Bilson Campana, Gal Chechik
  • Patent number: 8676024
    Abstract: Video data pieces are classified into groups according to prescribed rules. A cut number assigned to each of the groups is decided on the basis of the length or lengths of a video data piece or pieces in each of the groups and the number of the video data piece or pieces in each of the groups. A cut or cuts are extracted from the video data piece or pieces in each of the groups. Regarding each of the groups, the number of the extracted cut or cuts is equal to the decided cut number. Digest data is generated from the extracted cuts for all the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Nakate, Wataru Inoha
  • Patent number: 8606085
    Abstract: A method for replacing audio data within a recorded audio/video stream is presented. In the method, a first audio/video stream including audio data, video data, and supplemental data is stored. Location information is received which references the supplemental data to identify a location within the first audio/video stream. The location information is received in a data file separately from the first audio/video stream. Also received is an audio data segment. At least a portion of the audio data of the first audio/video stream is replaced at the identified location with the audio data segment to produce a second audio/video stream. At least a portion of the second audio/video stream is then transferred for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Max S. Gratton
  • Patent number: 8566880
    Abstract: A device for providing a television sequence has a database interface, a search request receiver, a television sequence rendition module and an output interface. The database interface accesses at least one database, using a search request. The search request receiver is formed to control the database interface so as to acquire at least audio content and at least image content separate therefrom via the database interface for the search request. The television sequence rendition module combines the separate audio content and the image content to generate the television sequence based on the audio content and the image content. The output interface outputs the television sequence to a television sequence distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Peter Dunker, Uwe Kuehhirt, Andreas Haupt, Christian Dittmar, Holger Grossman
  • Publication number: 20130251347
    Abstract: Consumers may appear to be featured in videos by being appropriately photographed and their image mapped onto a character in a video. A pre-existing video file has a computer-generated (“CG”) actor rendered throughout, except in, e.g., a head region, where a consumer's image data will be mapped. The consumer's image data is mapped onto the CG actor, and the CG actor's animation track is mixed with the remainder of the video, completing the same. The consumer may choose from among several videos, depending on the genre they prefer. The system and method may also apply to marketing and advertising methods, especially with regard to targeted advertising and product placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Online Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Paul George
  • Patent number: 8542981
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for adding voice annotations to CCTV video to aid in incident reporting and investigation. Reviewers and investigators are provided with the ability to record their impressions of an incident by encoding overlapped audio tracks on to a video clip. These overlapped tracks could be multiple in number, enabled or disabled by the listener or subsequent reviewer, without tampering with the content of the originally recorded video or audio. Each audio track represents a voice annotation, and may be assigned to a hierarchical level. The reviewer is provided with the ability to review the video clip along with existing voice annotations while recording the new voice annotation. The resultant overlapped clip file could be made proprietary or stored using a common-codec (like MPEG, MJPEG, AVI, etc) and may be stored on a computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Vasanth Sathav
  • Patent number: 8520852
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving a plurality of audio frames, assembling groups of the audio frames into logical recording units, storing a plurality of the logical recording units, retrieving the stored logical recording units, and decoding the retrieved logical recording units. An apparatus that performs the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: iBiquity Digital Corporation
    Inventors: Chinmay Shah, Ashwini Pahuja, Nandu Parimi
  • Patent number: 8515255
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture for enhancing media with supplemental content are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Zachary T. Smith, Jon E. Ellenthal, Carson C. Fincham
  • Patent number: 8452160
    Abstract: Consumers may appear to be featured in videos by being appropriately photographed and their image mapped onto a character in a video. A pre-existing video file has a computer-generated (“CG”) actor rendered throughout, except in, e.g., a head region, where a consumer's image data will be mapped. The consumer's image data is mapped onto the CG actor, and the CG actor's animation track is mixed with the remainder of the video, completing the same. The consumer may choose from among several videos, depending on the genre they prefer. The system and method may also apply to marketing and advertising methods, especially with regard to targeted advertising and product placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Online Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Paul George
  • Publication number: 20130051765
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for capturing video content. A buffer stores a most recent time interval of a video signal. A capture module stops overwrite of a stored video signal in response to a capture command. A copy module retrieves the stored video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Thano Matthews, Axel Ramirez Flores, Howard Locker
  • Patent number: 8385715
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is intended to display an image arbitrarily selected between an original image and an edited image in accordance with a user's preference after image editing. The image processing apparatus is designed so that an image displayed after the image editing can be selected depending on a user's intention. The image processing apparatus specifies and displays an unedited or edited image on the basis of a user operation, whereby the user can easily view a desired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasufumi Oyama
  • Patent number: 8385720
    Abstract: A playback apparatus not only plays back an AV stream recorded on a BD-ROM but also downloads an update kit from a WWW server (500) and writes it on a local HD (12). The AV stream stored in the local HD (12) includes an audio stream for an additional language. A control unit (16) reads the AV stream recorded on the BD-ROM and the AV stream recorded in the local HD (12) in units of access units. An audio decoder (6) obtains a necessary audio frame from the access units read from the BD-ROM and the local HD (12) and plays it back. A video decoder (4) obtains video data from the access unit read from the BD-ROM and plays it back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Ikeda, Hiroshi Hamasaka, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Tomoyuki Okada, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 8380048
    Abstract: A playback apparatus not only plays back an AV stream recorded on a BD-ROM but also downloads an update kit from a WWW server (500) and writes it on a local HD (12). The AV stream stored in the local HD (12) includes an audio stream for an additional language. A control unit (16) reads the AV stream recorded on the BD-ROM and the AV stream recorded in the local. HD (12) in units of access units. An audio decoder (6) obtains a necessary audio frame from the access units read from the BD-ROM and the local HD (12) and plays it back. A video decoder (4) obtains video data from the access unit read from the BD-ROM and plays it back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Ikeda, Hiroshi Hamasaka, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Tomoyuki Okada, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 8355029
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the invention provides an apparatus for converting data encoded in a graphics signal to at least one output signal. The apparatus includes an input, a plurality of outputs, signal processing circuitry and a controller. The input is adapted to receive the graphics signal where the graphics signal includes a plurality of frames generated at least in part from original data. The signal processing circuitry is adapted to locate, in the graphics signal, data corresponding to the original data, convert the data corresponding to the original data to output data and communicate the output data to the plurality of outputs. The controller is adapted to monitor a capacity of the signal processing circuitry and generate a signal that results in at least one disposable frame being added to the plurality of frames. The signal processing circuitry is adapted to discard the at least one disposable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Matrox Electronic Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Danny Pierini, Francois Germain, Jean Lapierre
  • Patent number: 8352629
    Abstract: A transmission delay system, an improvement to a transmission delay system, and a method of delaying a transmission for removing undesired content from an input media stream; for excising, recording, storing, and logging, the undesired content; and for automatically providing message alerts through a network to at least one message alert recipient that an excision event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: 25-Seven Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Steadman, Daniel Griscom, Mark Phillips, Edmund MacKenty
  • Patent number: 8249423
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an electronic device that includes video storage memory, a video signal receiver, and a video storage controller. The video signal receiver is configured to receive a video stream containing advertising content and program/movie content from a broadcast source. The video storage controller is configured to identify locations of advertising content interspersed among program/movie content in the received video stream, and to record addressable chapter marks for the identified locations of the advertising content and a video stream that is based on the received video stream into the memory. The addressable chapter marks may be displayed on a display and used by a viewer to jump playback of the video stream between the chapter marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Simon Ekstrand
  • Patent number: 8213772
    Abstract: An editing apparatus for performing editing in which a second video is added to or inserted into a first video, includes: an editing unit performing the editing; a generating unit generating a first electronic mark indicating characteristics of the first video, as an edited video electronic mark, which is an electronic mark indicating characteristics of an edited video obtained as the result of the editing; a detecting unit detecting, of the first electronic marks, a first electronic mark indicating characteristics of a first video corresponding to an editing section, as an invalid electronic mark; and a deleting unit deleting the invalid electronic mark from the edited video electronic marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Shibata, Mitsutoshi Shinkai
  • Patent number: 8135260
    Abstract: Described is a video generation system that allows a user to be filmed and merged into a premade video sequence. The system is configured to receive a video having a plurality of characters, each character having a corresponding audio track. A user can remove one of characters and corresponding audio track from the video, leaving remaining characters and remaining audio track. The video with the remaining characters and remaining audio track is then played on a display. Using a sensor and microphone, a user video image and corresponding user audio track is received. The user video image and user audio track is recorded as it is received while the video with remaining characters and corresponding audio track is played on the display. Thus, once merged, the user video image and user audio track can be played along with the video with the remaining characters and the remaining audio track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Marcus Risso
  • Patent number: 8122468
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for dynamically constructing audio in a video program. The method includes extracting video metadata from a video program displayed on a playback device to a viewer, extracting component metadata from a plurality of audio components stored in a media object library, extracting viewer preferences from a viewer profile, receiving synchronization information about the video program, identifying a segment of the video program susceptible to inserting an audio component based on extracted video metadata, component metadata, and viewer preferences, transmitting the audio component to the playback device and a set of instructions detailing how to insert the audio component in real time in the segment of the video program, and constructing audio in the video program at the playback device using the audio component and the set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Paul Van Vleck
  • Patent number: 8041190
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, A nonlinear editing system comprises a video encoder, an audio compressor and an engine unit. The engine unit is adapted to synchronize the video with the first alternate video and to synchronize the audio with the first alternate audio so that, where the scene of the program includes objectionable content, either (i) the video is substituted with the first alternate video, (ii) the audio is substituted with the first alternate audio, or (iii) both the video and the audio are substituted with the first alternate video and the first alternate audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Leo M. Pedlow, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8031717
    Abstract: When stored stream data is deleted/edited, the packet sequence completely included in a deletion range is deleted from the stream data, and the stream data is segmented into first stream data before the start point of the deletion range and second stream data after the end point of the deletion range. First and second stream management data corresponding to the first and second stream data are generated. The index value of the packet including the start point of the deletion range is written in the header of the first stream management data. The index value of the packet including the end point of the deletion range is written in the header of the second stream management data. In addition, an index base value for correcting the index value is written in the header of the second stream management data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Yuji Kawashima
  • Patent number: 8019197
    Abstract: The present invention provides a recording/reproduction device that can perform post-record editing on a disk on which post-record editing has been determined to be impossible by conventional methods, and that can reproduce data that thus has been subjected to post-record editing, by devising a method for access in one cycle of repetitive processes of post-record editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Okada, Masafumi Shimotashiro, Yoshiho Gotoh, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Patent number: 8009966
    Abstract: Digital audio and video files are created corresponding to selected scenes from a creative production and are provided with a processing system that enables dialog to be selected from a scene and replaced by a user's dialog which is automatically synchronized with the original dialog so as to be in synchronism with lip movements displayed by the accompanying video display. The processing further includes a graphical user interface that presents the user with the video, the text of the dialog, and cues for rehearsal and recording of replacement dialog by the user. Replay of the user's dialog is accompanied by the video and part of the original audio except that the original dialog corresponding to the user's dialog is muted so that the user's dialog is heard as a replacement. Singing or other sounds associated with visible action may also be replaced by the same processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Synchro Arts Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Jeffrey Bloom, William John Ellwood
  • Patent number: 7986867
    Abstract: A video downloading and scrubbing system for use with a web-based video editing system is provided. The downloading and scrubbing system includes: a scrubbing subsystem configured to: receive a user request for a portion of a video at a particular time index; create a data stream beginning containing video data relating to that time index in the video; and transmit the data; and a preview subsystem configured to provide a preview of video data to the user prior to the user completing the download of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: MySpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Gavin, Scott Shumaker
  • Patent number: 7974514
    Abstract: When original data are stored, an association information storage area is reserved for each of the original data. When the original data are referred to by a playlist function and a partial area of the original data is registered in a playlist, an identifier for identifying the playlist that made the reference uniquely is stored in the association information storage area that the referred original data have. If a user issues an instruction to delete the original data, the association information storage area of the original data to be deleted is referred to, so that the stored identifier of the playlist of the reference origin is obtained. The playlist of the reference origin is identified based on the obtained identifier, and the identified playlist is deleted or edited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 7974519
    Abstract: When information is recorded on an optical disc of DVD+R type, a latest RSAT is recorded upon completion of recording of one title. When recording of the latest RSAT fails, previous RSAT address information that indicates an address in which a previous RSAT is recorded is stored in a lead-in area of the optical disc. When an optical disc is loaded for reproduction, it is checked if the previous RSAT address information is present in the lead-in area. If it is present, the previous RSAT address information is obtained. If the latest RSAT is not found in a predetermined location but the previous RSAT address information is present, reproduction from the optical disc of DVD+R type is started by using the previous RSAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Tani, Mitsuharu Osaki
  • Patent number: 7941030
    Abstract: At the time of recording, only an edition point is recorded (step S4). At the time of reproduction, overlap time (A_overlap) between an audio frame to be reproduced last and an audio frame to be reproduced first, each including a video connection point is calculated and, further, offset time is calculated on the basis of the overlap time (step S12). Reproducing audio data by using the calculated offset time (step S14) enables reproduction be performed without a gap between audio frames around a connection point. Around connection points, by performing a window function multiplying process on audio data, audio samples are seamlessly connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventors: Norihiko Fuchigami, Seiji Higurashi
  • Patent number: 7929830
    Abstract: In recording, reproducing, and recording/reproducing apparatuses and methods thereof, while endlessly-recording first data, desired second data can be easily stored. The present invention comprises recording means for endlessly-recording the first data in a recording medium, input means for inputting a start and end point of the second data out of the first data, and control means, when the start point and end point are designated, for controlling the recording means so as to endlessly-record the first data while avoiding a recording region for the second data. Thereby, the second data can be stored without replacing the recording medium even if the second data is endlessly-recorded. In addition, when the start point and end point of the desired second data out of the first data are designated, the start point and end point are recorded, and then the first data is endlessly-recorded based on the recorded start point and end point while avoiding the recording region for the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Kojima
  • Publication number: 20110052156
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to manage previously recorded programs. In at least one embodiment identifies a plurality of previously recorded programs, categorizes each one of the plurality of previously recorded programs into one of a plurality of recorded program categories, and generates a recorded program category-based graphical user interface (GUI). The recorded program category-based GUI graphically depicts the plurality of recorded program categories and graphically depicts an amount of memory capacity utilized by each of the plurality of recorded program categories based upon an amount of memory capacity utilized by the previously recorded programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: EchoStar Technologies LLC.
    Inventor: Richard Kuhn
  • Patent number: 7889975
    Abstract: A media editing apparatus for editing media items together to form a media product comprises means for displaying at least two representations of the media items, each representation relating to media items lying within a respective time period with respect to the media product; a user control for adjusting the time period of any one of the at least two representations; and means, responsive to a user adjustment of the time period for a current representation, for adjusting the respective time periods of the other representations so that the time periods for the other representations at least encompass the user-adjusted time period for the current representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventor: Derek Slone
  • Publication number: 20110019968
    Abstract: The present invention is a set top box or other content management device that can convert television programming stored in a temporary buffer into a persistent event. The present invention may also trim data from a temporary buffer, such as an input buffer, without requiring additional software, RAM and other hardware normally associated with general purpose computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Steven Virden, Anton H. Kirchner
  • Patent number: 6253027
    Abstract: Secure transmission of data is provided between a plurality of computer systems over a public communication system, such as the Internet. Secure transmission of data is provided from a customer computer system to a merchant computer system, and for the further secure transmission of payment information regarding a payment instrument from the merchant computer system to a payment gateway computer system. The payment gateway system evaluates the payment information and returns a level of authorization of credit via a secure transmission to the merchant which is communicated to the customer by the merchant. The merchant can then determine whether to accept the payment instrument tendered or deny credit and require another payment instrument. An architecture that provides support for additional message types that are not SET compliant is provided by a preferred embodiment of the invention. A server communicating bidirectionally with a gateway is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Jay C. Weber, Kevin T. B. Rowney, Glenn A. Kramer