Cut And Paste Operation Patents (Class 715/724)
  • Patent number: 10120766
    Abstract: An improved model-based approach for undoing actions in an application that was not previously configured with an undo feature is disclosed. Object models are constructed for each object invoked by the application. Snapshots of the object model are captured after every action to preserve the object model state at different points in time. The object model includes an object tree data structure having multiple nodes comprising data and metadata for the object. The object model is frozen and editing of the object is only permitted via an undo management engine. In response to edits from the application, the undo management engine responds by unfreezing the path of object nodes from leaf node to root node in the object tree data structure. Edits are applied to the object model at the leaf node. The object model can then be re-frozen to maintain the state of the object after each action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BUSINESS OBJECTS SOFTWARE LIMITED
    Inventor: Viren Kumar
  • Patent number: 9715742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display device and to an method for operating same and more particularly, to a method for producing advertisement content using a display device and to the display device for the same, which enable a user to accurately and quickly produce advertisement content and display the produced advertisement content in the case where advertisement content is displayed by using the display device as signage. The present invention generates first content included in the advertisement content, generates second content included in the advertisement content, sets the execution time of the first and second content, and stores the advertisement content including the first content, the second content, and the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heeseon Hwang, Kukho Bae, Yongchul Kim, Hansam Jung, Duri Kim, Hyeseon Maeng
  • Patent number: 9525918
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically enabling subtitles are provided. A user request to enable subtitles setting is received while the user is viewing a first media asset. A characteristic associated with the first media asset is retrieved. An indication of user preference for subtitles of media assets associated with the retrieved characteristic is automatically stored in response to receiving the user request. The subtitles setting is automatically enabled when the subtitles setting is disabled, based on the stored indication, when a second media asset that is associated with the retrieved characteristic is accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Murali Aravamudan
  • Patent number: 9459771
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide novel methods for editing the value of an attribute of a media item (e.g., a media content or a media operation) for a media editing application. Such attributes of a media item can include scale, rotation, opacity, pan, volume, etc. In some embodiments, a media editing application represents the changing value of such an attribute over a duration (e.g., a duration of time or frequencies, etc.) as a key-indexed geometry. A user can manipulate these geometries to change the attribute value over a duration, which may include graphs and shapes. For such applications, some embodiments provide a novel method for editing the value of one or more attribute directly in a preview display area used to view the composite presentation created in the media editing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tom Langmacher, Samuel Joseph Liberto, III
  • Patent number: 9445133
    Abstract: A method for pruning and grooming DVD content into a format compatible to be viewed over a network is disclosed. The method provides for automated DVD conversion. The method provides for removing and editing DVD content that is not desirable to be delivered over the network and adding and editing additional content that is desirable to be delivered over the network. The method provides for navigational enhancement that provide: tie-ins to on demand portals; key-mapping; button highlighting; intra-menu navigation; inter-menu navigation and DVD disc merge capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Mock
  • Patent number: 9420337
    Abstract: A method and device for transmitting and receiving a video stream are provided. The transmitting method includes receiving auxiliary information and one or more video streams, and distributing them as one or more pieces of lane data; transmitting the lane data to a receiving device; and receiving a result value that indicates whether a video processing unit for processing one of the one or more video streams works normally. The receiving method includes receiving one or more pieces of lane data that include auxiliary information and one or more video streams; merging the lane data into one or more video streams; selecting a video processing unit based on the auxiliary information, where one or more video processing units process the video streams; generating a result value for the selected video processing unit that indicates whether the video processing unit works normally; and transmitting the result value to a transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Wook Cha, Ji-Sung Oh, Jun-Yeub Lee, Seung-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9383912
    Abstract: A data pasting method and apparatus. The method determines attributes of a source object that is data to be pasted. The attributes of each candidate paste target is obtained among a plurality of candidate paste targets, the attributes of the candidate paste targets contrain an editable component which determines a matching relationship between each of the candidate paste targets and the source object based on the attributes of the source object and the attributes of the editable component. The method provides recommendation for pasting the source object based on the matching relationship. By adopting the technical solution according to the present application, the efficiency of data pasting operation can be improved. Also provided is an apparatus for implementing the above data pasting method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sheng Hua Bao, Jian Chen, Zhong Su, Xin Ying Yang, Xiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 9377990
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to editing digital audio data. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is provided. The method includes displaying a visual representation of audio data, receiving an image, positioning the image as overlapping a portion of the displayed visual representation of the audio data, and editing the audio data corresponding to the portion of the displayed visual representation of the audio data overlapped by the image to form edited audio data, the editing including applying a variable editing effect according to the image content. In other implementations a computer-implemented method is provided that includes receiving an image, converting the image into a display of a visual representation of audio data using a specified conversion mode, and storing audio data corresponding to the display of audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: David E. Johnston
  • Patent number: 9002935
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of sharing data between computer applications includes receiving, at a server system from a remote computing device, an identification of a first composite document that is arranged to encapsulate a plurality of distinct sub-documents; receiving at the server system an indication of a user intent to copy one of the sub-documents to a second composite document; identifying one or more composite documents stored on the server system to which a user associated with the remote computing device has access; receiving an indication of a user selection of a second composite document from among the one or more composite documents; and causing the indicated one of the sub-documents to be copied to the second composite document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Ho, Farzad Khosrowshahi
  • 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: 8984390
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an application comprises a sharing mechanism that allows a user to 1) quickly generate an image of information from a document, such as a screenshot of information displayed in a graphical user interface; 2) concurrently generate a link to the document, and 3) simultaneously paste the image with the associated link in another application. The image and link are generated in response to a single user input, such as a click on a “one-click sharing button.” The image and link are placed in a buffer, such as a clipboard, in such a manner that both may be retrieved via a single paste operation. Once pasted in another document, the image with the associated link may be shared with other users via email or any other suitable means. Techniques for pre-cropping and pre-annotating generated screenshots are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Aymeloglu, Nicholas Miyake, Brandon Burr, Derek Cicerone, Kevin Simler, Garry Tan
  • Patent number: 8904291
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal comprises a wireless communication unit, a display (151) configured to display an image, and a controller configured to display a first input area overlapping with at least part of the image in response to a first touch applied to the display (151) and to transmit data based on a touch trace corresponding to a second touch of a user, which is acquired through the displayed first input area, to a client terminal (200, 300) including one or more other terminals through the wireless communication unit in real time, the first input area having translucent property to allow the overlap image to be recognized. According to the present invention, data corresponding to a touch applied to an input area can be transmitted to a client terminal to achieve each data exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Moonjung Kim
  • Patent number: 8898567
    Abstract: An approach is provided for creating a virtual workspace among devices based, at least in part, on location information. The virtual workspace corresponds to an application or a service common to the devices. Monitoring of the movement of one or more of the devices causes manipulation of the virtual workspace, the application, the service, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the movement. Example applications and services include media editing, media playback, image processing, social networking, and social control functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Jaakko Keränen, Hannu J. Korhonen, Andrés Lucero, Tero Jokela, Marion Boberg, Jussi Pekka Holopainen
  • Patent number: 8873931
    Abstract: A storage medium for storing text-based subtitle data including style information, a reproducing apparatus and methods are provided for reproducing text-based subtitle data including style information separately recorded on the storage medium. The storage medium includes: multimedia image data; and text-based subtitle data for displaying subtitles on an image based on the multimedia image data, wherein the text-based subtitle data includes dialog information indicating subtitle contents to be displayed on the image, style information indicating an output style of the dialog information, and partial style information indicating an output style applied to a portion of the dialog information. Accordingly, subtitles can be provided in a plurality of languages without limited to the number of units of subtitle data. In addition, subtitle data can be easily produced and edited. Likewise, an output style of the subtitle data can be changed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8856661
    Abstract: An editing method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of editing applications to a user terminal over a network, each of the editing applications allowing a user of the network to modify an image; in response to the user's request, performing at least one editing operation on the image by using a first editing application; storing an editing list in a storage area, the editing list embodying the at least one editing operation; and applying at least a portion of the stored editing list to the image to modify the image such that the user can apply previous editing operations embodied in the stored editing list to the image when the user edits the image by using a second editing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventors: Yeon Jeng Kim, Jin Kyoung Kim, HeungKi Yun, Je Eon Jeon
  • Patent number: 8839111
    Abstract: A computer readable medium containing media creating application code which implements the following procedures, generating in a user interface an application window having a window frame the window frame defining a pane, displaying a theme in the pane, displaying a plurality of buttons on the frame; and displaying a status indicator on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddie Geier, Stefan Bauer-Schwan
  • Patent number: 8826341
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiver controlled by a screen remote controller and a space remote controller and controlling method, the method including according to an embodiment displaying a screen remote controller, partitioning a portion of a whole screen of the broadcast receiver into at least two control regions, displaying a pointer to enable a first pointing signal outputted from the space remote controller to indicate one control region of the screen remote controller, receiving a second pointing signal from the space remote controller, and executing a function corresponding to the one control region indicated by the pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dae Young Jung
  • Patent number: 8802957
    Abstract: A mobile replacement-dialogue recording system enables the creation of replacement-dialogue items by mobile users not at a media recording studio. Studio-users prepare guide media video, audio and text data which are made available to mobile users through a media server. A mobile user's mobile replacement-dialogue recording device obtains guide media and allows the user to view the guide media in rehearsal mode. The mobile replacement-dialogue recording device then records the mobile user's dialogue performance while presenting the mobile user with synchronized guide media. The mobile user can review, delete, and rerecord the resulting potential replacement dialogue, as well as create feedback media characterizing the replacement dialogue. Selected replacement dialogue items can be transmitted to the media server. A studio-module can then obtain the selected replacement dialogue items and feedback media from the media server so that they may be used in media-replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Boardwalk Technology Group, LLC
    Inventors: Sean C Barker, Gary A Randall, Timothy Scott Bogart
  • Patent number: 8806366
    Abstract: The present invention provides a media file management system and method for a home media center, which enable media files such as images or photos, music and movies included in a variety of information appliances to be conveniently edited on a screen of a display apparatus connected to a home media center. A search window in which media files to be searched are displayed or an edit window in which a media file to be edited is displayed are created. Then, if a user selects a file edit command for a media file displayed in the search window, the selected file edit command is executed and results of the execution of the file edit command are displayed in the edit window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunhyung Kim, Junghyeob Lee
  • Patent number: 8732614
    Abstract: A system may provide a toolbar in a browser at a client, where the toolbar permits user selection from multiple different services for sharing document content. The system may receive a selection of a first one of the multiple different services from a user via the toolbar and may receive a selection of content of a first document browsed by the user. The system may post the selected content in a second document associated with the first one of the multiple different services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Blain, Alex Mendes da Costa, Na Tang
  • Patent number: 8726161
    Abstract: Methods, systems and/or computer program products are disclosed that help facilitate visual presentation composition. A method includes analyzing a plurality of video clips, each video clip comprising a plurality of frames, to determine a subset of the plurality of video clips that have at least one frame depicting one or more faces. The method further includes presenting, in a user interface of a video editing application, the determined subset of video clips along with indicia indicating one or more face-related characteristics of each of the subset of video clips. Furthermore, the method includes receiving, from a user of the video editing application, a selection of one or more frames of at least one of the subset of video clips to populate a shot placeholder in a movie-building template, and generating a playable media file representing a movie based at least in part on the selection received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Ubillos, Michael P. Leong
  • Patent number: 8719707
    Abstract: Movie video trailers for a particular movie quote may be created and provided to a user. The Internet may be searched to identify documents that likely include references to a movie. A reference to the movie within an identified document may be detected and determined to be a movie quote. The movie quote and related information may be extracted from the identified document. A location of the movie quote within the movie may be determined. A movie video trailer that includes the movie quote may be created based on the location of the movie quote. A request for a movie video trailer that includes a movie quote or a partial movie quote, specified by the user, may be received from the user. A movie video trailer that includes the movie quote or the partial movie quote may be identified and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Mercury Kingdom Assets Limited
    Inventors: Abdur R. Chowdhury, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • Patent number: 8707182
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes maintaining data representative of a recorded media content instance comprising a media content program and a first advertisement and an index file corresponding to the recorded media content instance, playing back the recorded media content instance in accordance with timestamp data and storage location data included in the index file, dynamically replacing, during the playback of the recorded media content instance, a portion of the storage location data in the index file that corresponds to the first advertisement with storage location data corresponding to a second advertisement, and presenting the second advertisement in place of the first advertisement during the playback of the recorded media content instance in accordance with the modified index file. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Harpal S. Bassali, Marcelo D. Lechner, Michael P. Ruffini, Armando P. Stettner
  • Patent number: 8701007
    Abstract: A computer readable medium (CRM) storing a media editing application for creating media presentations is described. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI has (1) a display area for displaying a composite presentation that the application creates by compositing a plurality of media clips, (2) a composite display area for displaying graphical representations of a set of media clips that are part of the composite presentation and a set of media clips that are candidates for adding to the composite presentation, and (3) a preview tool for differentiating in the composite display area the graphical representation of any media clip that is part of the composite presentation from the graphical representation of any media clip that is a candidate for adding to the composite presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Meaney, Colleen Pendergast, Dave Cerf, Michaelle Stikich
  • Patent number: 8650489
    Abstract: A content manager an indication that a branch event is to be included in a video presentation. In conjunction with the branch event, the content manager also receives a selection of a plurality of video segments to be associated with the branch event. Each video segment defines video content to be rendered during playback (e.g., by a rendering application) of the video presentation upon selection of a branch choice corresponding to that video segment. Additionally, the content manager encodes the plurality of video segments and the corresponding branch choices as a branch event in the video presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Geoffrey King Baum, Lalit Balchandani
  • Patent number: 8626322
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system are provided for profiling or analyzing audio data based on an audio parameter. The audio data is divided into audio data into segments. Each segment is characterized by the audio parameter in a defined range. Effects are selected according to the segments meeting criteria for the audio parameter of the effects. A media presentation is authored or generated using the selected effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Weber, Guillaume Vergnaud
  • Patent number: 8621353
    Abstract: A method and system for designating and identifying individual programming that is available in a subscriber television system as a pay-per-view event. The identified programming includes programs that are not normally available for viewing by some subscribers or for which a subscriber has not subscribed. The programming can include an individual program, groups of programs, and non-pay-per-view channels. The subscriber can then elect to view the programming as a pay-per-view event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventors: John M. Schlarb, Charlotte L. Barge, Robert O. Banker
  • Publication number: 20130346866
    Abstract: A first input is received in an animation creation application having a user interface showing a virtual-space area for first objects, and a timeline area for second objects representing events. To generate the first input, a user presses and holds an input control while a cursor is over one of the first or second objects. It is determined whether the input control is held for at least a predefined duration. If so, a copy of the object is assigned to the cursor, and the copy is subsequently pasted at another location in the user interface upon the input control ceasing to be held after the cursor is moved to the other location. If the input control does not remain held for at least the predefined duration the copy of the object is not assigned to the cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Joshua Goldenberg, Louise Helenius, Adam Schnitzer, Domenico Porcino, Lucas A. Kovar
  • Patent number: 8577904
    Abstract: A selection of a composite copy command is detected via a computing device executing an application framework. The composite copy command is propagated to each active application associated with the application framework. A composite data element is received from each active application. The composite data element received from each active application is stored into a copy buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Cayce B. Marston
  • Patent number: 8554056
    Abstract: One embodiment, among others, includes a method for editing video. The method comprises receiving a plurality of media files and receiving specified special effects corresponding to each of the plurality of media files. Based on the received plurality of media files and the specified special effects for each of the plurality of media files, a single output is generated whereby the special effects are incorporated and where the plurality of media files are unmodified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cyberlink Corp.
    Inventor: Hsieh-Te Lee
  • Patent number: 8555169
    Abstract: A computer readable medium (CRM) storing a media editing application for creating media presentations is described. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI has (1) a display area for displaying a composite presentation that the application creates by compositing a plurality of media clips, (2) a composite display area for displaying graphical representations of a set of media clips that are part of the composite presentation, (3) an audition display area for displaying graphical representations of a set of media clips that are candidates for adding to the composite presentation at a particular location, and (4) an audition tool for creating an audition set for a particular location in the composite display area, where the audition set is a user modifiable set of clips, each of which is for individual placement at the particular location for inclusion in the composite presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen Pendergast, Michaelle Stikich, Dave Cerf, Tom Langmacher, Anne Swenson, Gregory Niles, Jerremy Holland, Brian Meaney, Egan Schulz, Charles Lyons
  • Patent number: 8544037
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an input unit to which replay information including a broadcasting section of a replay video and a reference section representing an actual filming time zone, and information for designating a length of a digest are input; a replay importance degree computing unit that obtains the number of replays, an interval between predetermined positions of the replay broadcasting section and the replay reference section, a time length of replay broadcasting, speed of replay broadcasting, the number of cut switches of the replay from the replay information, and computes the importance degree of the replay video on the basis of these items; and a digest creating unit that sets the replay video as a digest candidate, and selects a combination of the digest candidates based on a length condition of the digest and a composite importance degree of the combination of digest candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Terada, Hiroshi Kasahara, Toru Nakada
  • Patent number: 8522144
    Abstract: A computer readable medium storing a media editing application for creating media presentations is described. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI has (1) a presentation display area for displaying a composite presentation that the application creates by compositing several media clips, (2) a composite display area for displaying a set of graphical representations that represent a set of committed media clips that are committed to be a part of the composite presentation, (3) several selectable location markers that are associated with several locations in the composite display area, and (4) an audition display area associated with each location marker for receiving and displaying one or more candidate media clips for adding to the composite presentation at the location of the associated location marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Lyons, Wendy Van Wazer
  • Patent number: 8464153
    Abstract: A first input is received in an animation creation application having a user interface showing a virtual-space area for first objects, and a timeline area for second objects representing events. To generate the first input, a user presses and holds an input control while a cursor is over one of the first or second objects. It is determined whether the input control is held for at least a predefined duration. If so, a copy of the object is assigned to the cursor, and the copy is subsequently pasted at another location in the user interface upon the input control ceasing to be held after the cursor is moved to the other location. If the input control does not remain held for at least the predefined duration the copy of the object is not assigned to the cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Joshua Goldenberg, Louise Rasmussen, Adam Schnitzer, Domenico Porcino, Lucas A. Kovar
  • Patent number: 8447171
    Abstract: A storage medium for storing text-based subtitle data including style information, a reproducing apparatus and methods are provided for reproducing text-based subtitle data including style information separately recorded on the storage medium. The storage medium includes: multimedia image data; and text-based subtitle data for displaying subtitles on an image based on the multimedia image data, wherein the text-based subtitle data includes dialog information indicating subtitle contents to be displayed on the image, style information indicating an output style of the dialog information, and partial style information indicating an output style applied to a portion of the dialog information. Accordingly, subtitles can be provided in a plurality of languages without limited to the number of units of subtitle data. In addition, subtitle data can be easily produced and edited. Likewise, an output style of the subtitle data can be changed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8413054
    Abstract: A graphical user interface includes a first display area configured to display a first image. The first image is associated with a capture time. The graphical user interface also includes a second display area configured to display a second image and a third display area configured to display a third image. The graphical user interface further includes a user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Kaplan, David Ben-Yaakov, Jonathan Benjamin Korman, Philip C. Kim
  • Patent number: 8407596
    Abstract: Media timeline interaction may be provided. An electronic presentation may comprise a media object. A user may select the media object within a presentation application and use an on-object user interface in conjunction with the application's user interface to modify the media object. The user may also display the modified media object within the presentation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sandy Yu, Barn-Wan Li, Jeffrey Chao-Nan Chen, Allen Pin-Shiu Huang, Jason Xiaobo Zhao, Mark Pearson
  • Patent number: 8405662
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for generating video data derived from the execution of a computer program. In a first mode, the apparatus is operable to (a) execute a computer program comprising one or more components executed in a sequence of execution frames, each execution frame having a given state; and (b) record video data comprising a sequence of video data frames corresponding to the sequence of execution frames. In a second mode, the apparatus is operable to (c) process video data which have been recorded during the previous execution of the program, to allow a visualization of the execution of that program; and (d) allow a user, at any frame of the sequence of video data frames, to change the mode to the first mode and to obtain from the video data the state of the corresponding execution frame of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: ITI Scotland Limited
    Inventors: George Russell, Andrew Richards
  • Patent number: 8407374
    Abstract: Intelligent resource state memory recall techniques, and associated apparatus and methods, are disclosed. States of one or more video switcher resources in a resource state memory may be recalled to the same or different resources, depending on resource availability at the time of memory recall. A memory recall need not affect an on air signal. The memory may be recalled to recreate a desired program output, as defined in the memory, on a preview output of the video switcher, which leaves a current program output of the video switcher undisturbed when the memory is recalled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ross Video Limited
    Inventors: David Allan Ross, Leslie Vincent O'Reilly, Troy David English, Alun John Fryer, Steven Martin Robinson, Gerald Edwin Coldwell, Jean-Francois Gagnon
  • Publication number: 20120226983
    Abstract: A first input is received in an animation creation application having a user interface showing a virtual-space area for first objects, and a timeline area for second objects representing events. To generate the first input, a user presses and holds an input control while a cursor is over one of the first or second objects. It is determined whether the input control is held for at least a predefined duration. If so, a copy of the object is assigned to the cursor, and the copy is subsequently pasted at another location in the user interface upon the input control ceasing to be held after the cursor is moved to the other location. If the input control does not remain held for at least the predefined duration the copy of the object is not assigned to the cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Joshua Goldenberg, Louise Rasmussen, Adam Schnitzer, Domenico Porcino, Lucas A. Kovar
  • Patent number: 8234663
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments disclose sending content from a first application at a first location to a second application at a second remote location. In response to a user input indicating a selection of content for transfer to the second application, the selection of the content is copied to form copied content. The copied content is then automatically sent to the second application at the remote second location without requiring additional user manipulation of the copy content. Additionally, the destination may be another user. In this case, the second application is employed to automatically transfer the copied content to that second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Indran Naick, Jeffrey Kenneth Wilson
  • Patent number: 8207989
    Abstract: Embodiments that provide multi-video synthesis are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, multi-video synthesis includes breaking a main video into a plurality of main frames and break a supplementary video into a plurality of supplementary frames. The multi-video synthesis also includes assigning one or more supplementary frames into each of a plurality of states of a Hidden Markov Model (HMM), where each of the plurality of states corresponding to one or more main frames. The multi-video synthesis further includes determining optimal frames in the plurality of main frames for insertion of the plurality of supplementary frames based on the plurality of states and visual properties. The optimal frames include optimal insertion positions. The multi-video synthesis additionally includes inserting the plurality of supplementary frames into the optimal insertion positions to form a synthesized video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tao Mei, Xian-Sheng Hua, Shipeng Li, Teng Li
  • Patent number: 8201073
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling the creation of custom-choreographed multimedia content by combining content selected by a user with additional predefined content not selected by the user using an intelligent scripting and video rendering engine. The system and method reduce the user's involvement in preparing the multimedia content to simply selecting specific content the user wants to include in the final multimedia product and leaves the choreography and creation of the final product to the system and method, which intelligently script the final multimedia product based on the particular content selected by a user and/or any characteristics associated with the selected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Canora, Michael A. Colglazier, Eric James Goodman, Ronald L. Weaver, Jr., Robert Alan Swirsky
  • Patent number: 8195036
    Abstract: A storage medium includes multimedia image data, and text-based subtitle data for displaying subtitles on an image based on the multimedia image data, wherein the text-based subtitle data includes dialog information indicating subtitle contents to be displayed on the image, style information indicating an output style of the dialog information, and partial style information indicating an output style applied to a portion of the dialog information. Accordingly, subtitles can be provided in a plurality of languages without being limited to a particular number of units of subtitle data. In addition, subtitle data can be easily produced and edited. Likewise, an output style of the subtitle data can be changed in a variety of ways. Also, a special style can be applied in order to emphasize a portion of the subtitles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8166402
    Abstract: A user interface within a presentation program manages hierarchical relationships. A master view includes a thumbnail view that shows the hierarchical relationship between slide masters and layouts used within the presentation. In one example, the thumbnail view is a series of thumbnail tree-controls where each slide master is the top node of the tree control and the layouts are the children of the slide master. A user may copy, move, delete, and edit slide masters, layouts, and slides using the user interface. A contextual representation of slide master and layout commands may be shown in the same overall user interface space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nathalie S. Collins, Rebecca S. Levine, Dennis Coh
  • Patent number: 8161401
    Abstract: A method for viewing and controlling data intermediately between source and destination by receiving from a graphical user interface a user designation of a plurality of sets of copy command destination positions within contents of a computer file, wherein each destination point is allowed to be included in more than one set of destination points; displaying to the user information elements contained in an operating system clipboard transfer buffer; receiving a user selection of information elements in the clipboard transfer buffer; receiving a user definition of a subset of the previously-designated copy command destination positions; and automatically copying the selected information elements to positions in the computer file according to the user defined subset of copy command destination positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Fu Chen, John W. Dunsmoir, John H. Bosma, Keith R. Walker, Mei Yang Selvage
  • Patent number: 8151310
    Abstract: A data delivering system comprises a video server receiving and processing oilfield data into a video delivery, and a network delivering the video delivery from the video server to at least one client device, where the video delivery including a plurality of sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Pascal Hochart, Zhuyun Dai, Yao Liu, Min He
  • Patent number: 8132103
    Abstract: Movie video trailers for a particular movie quote may be created and provided to a user. The Internet may be searched to identify documents that likely include references to a movie. A reference to the movie within an identified document may be detected and determined to be a movie quote. The movie quote and related information may be extracted from the identified document. A location of the movie quote within the movie may be determined. A movie video trailer that includes the movie quote may be created based on the location of the movie quote. A request for a movie video trailer that includes a movie quote or a partial movie quote, specified by the user, may be received from the user. A movie video trailer that includes the movie quote or the partial movie quote may be identified and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Abdur R. Chowdhury, Harmannus Vandermolen
  • 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: 8086999
    Abstract: Information elements are automatically translated during cutting-and-pasting in a destination first, source second sequence by receiving a user selection of insertion points in the contents of a destination computer resource, then receiving a user selection of one or more information elements, intercepting transfer of the information elements to the destination computer resource, determining which intercepted information elements are expressed in a natural language not matching a user-specified natural language, performing one or more natural language handling actions on the intercepted information elements which do not match the user specified natural language as defined by one or more natural language handling rules, and transferring translated information elements to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Viktors Berstis, Yen-Fu Chen, John W. Dunsmoir