Presentation To Audience Interface (e.g., Slide Show) Patents (Class 715/730)
  • Patent number: 10949156
    Abstract: There is provided a custom display for high resolution 4k and greater art, video, and digital displays in several different capacities and monitor configurations. This is controlled via an app that can reside on smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Dependent on the monitor configuration and content we can display this in over 4k quality for an unparalleled user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mx2 Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robert Miller, Dylan Scott McFadden, Aaron Richard Baker
  • Patent number: 10929458
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure relate to automated presentation control during presentation of one or more digital documents. Processing operations described herein may be configured to work with any type of application/service, where examples described herein extend to presentation of any type of digital document(s) including slide-based presentations. Speech signals may be detected while a digital document is being presented. The detected speech signals may be converted to text. The converted text may be matched with contextual data (e.g., pre-processed content) associated with the digital document. Probability scoring for determination of a next placement position of a digital document may be generated based on the matching of converted text with the contextual data of the digital document. The next placement position may be selected based on the generated probability scoring. Display of the digital document may be automatically updated to reflect the selected next placement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gal Tamir, Rachel Lemberg, Ze'ev Maor, Ori Bar-Ilan
  • Patent number: 10922532
    Abstract: An interactive seating system includes first seats in a first section, a first sensor device, second seats in a second section, a second sensor device, a first processing unit, a second processing unit, and an output device. The first sensor device and the second sensor device observe the first seats and the second seats, respectively. The first processing unit receives data from the first sensor device and the second sensor device and interprets an emotional state of occupants in the first and second seats based on the received data from the first and second sensor device, respectively. The second processing unit receives the interpreted emotional states, and compares the interpreted emotional states between the first and second sections. The output device automatically produces an output, that is observable by the occupants, based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julian De Hoog, Josh Andres
  • Patent number: 10887549
    Abstract: A system may send content to be shared in an online meeting between a plurality of computing devices to each of the plurality of computing devices. The system may receive, from a computing device associated with a presenter role in the online meeting from the plurality of computing devices, indications of interactions with the content. The system may, in response to receiving the indications of the interactions, send one or more commands to each of the plurality of computing devices other than the computing device to synchronize presentation of the content at each of the plurality of computing devices other than the computing device according to the interactions with the content by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fuze, Inc.
    Inventors: Clement Wehrung, Jedidiah Brown
  • Patent number: 10878171
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for presenting lesson content to a user. Lesson content and associated metadata are received and indicate a passage action that may be triggered during presentation of the lesson content to a user. At least some of the lesson content is presented to the user via a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) document. One or more trigger events may be detected during presentation and, in response, the passage action is applied to the HTML document by: accessing display parameters indicating a visual effect and a portion of the lesson content associated with the passage action, generating an HTML container element, and modifying the HTML document to include the HTML container element. The modified HTML document is presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Curriculum Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Nolan Madge, Sean Dearnaley, Jared Kazimir, Jarod Tavares
  • Patent number: 10852940
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes a display unit configured to display a home screen including a background screen and an item screen superimposed on the background screen, and a controller configured to, when a clean view entry request is received, remove the item screen and reproduce an omni-directional moving image set as an image of the background screen in response to the received clean view entry request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jie Seol, Bongjeong Jeon, Yongmun Gong, Beomsoo Kim, Yoonseok Jeong, Hyungjin Choi
  • Patent number: 10853911
    Abstract: Implementations relate to dynamic adaptation of images for projection by a projector, based on one or more properties of user(s) that are in an environment with the projector. The projector can be associated with an automated assistant client of a client device. In some versions of those implementations, a pose of a user in the environment is determined and, based on the pose, a base image for projecting onto a surface is warped to generate a transformed image. The transformed image, when projected onto a surface and viewed from the pose of the user, mitigates perceived differences relative to the base image. The base image (on which the transformed image is based) can optionally be generated in dependence on a distance of the user. Some implementations additionally or alternatively relate to dynamic adaptation of projection parameters (e.g., a location for projection, a size of projection) based on one or more properties of user(s) that are in an environment with the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Jian Wei Leong
  • Patent number: 10841544
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for automatically selecting a target area to project content thereon. For example, a projection device receives content to be projected and content attributes of the content. The projection device also captures images of candidate areas and determines candidate area characteristics based on the captured images. The projection device generates a respective quality-of-projection indicator based on the content attributes and the candidate area characteristics. The projection device selects the candidate area with the highest quality-of-projection indicator as the target area on which the content is to be projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Gyanveer Singh, Susanto Sen, Shakir Sharfraz Ashfaq Ahamed, Sriram Ponnuswamy
  • Patent number: 10798354
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes a first operating mode, a second operating mode, a processing circuit, a control circuit, an imaging device and a shifting device. The processing circuit receives an input video signal, the input video signal includes an input video feature, the control circuit selectively switches the projection display apparatus to the first operating mode or the second operating mode according to the input video feature or the operating condition, the imaging device receives the first output video signal and outputs a plurality of first output video images corresponding to the first output video signal, and the imaging device is further configured to receive the second output video signal and output a plurality of second output video images corresponding to the second output video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Chung-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 10782862
    Abstract: For certain medical images, it is important and/or required that a user view all of a medical image at full resolution so that minute, but important, indicia in the medical image are not missed. A computing systems monitor the portions of the medical image that are displayed on the display device, notates those portions that have been displayed at full resolution (or other user-defined display parameters), and provides the user with information indicating portions that have not been viewed at full resolution and/or provides information indicating for which images of a multiple image examination full pixel display has been accomplished. The process reduces the possibility of missing an abnormality in a medical image due to the viewer not viewing a portion of the image at full resolution or using other user defined display parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MERGE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Murray A. Reicher, Evan K. Fram
  • Patent number: 10764528
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a wireless communication unit for communicating with an external device or an external server; a display unit for displaying a specific viewing area of a surround video comprising a plurality of viewing areas; and a control unit for playing the surround video in a first viewing area, and playing the surround video in a second viewing area according to a first command requesting a viewing area change, wherein the control unit controls the wireless communication unit so as to receive data comprising a path of the viewing area from the preset external device or the preset external server according to a second command, controls the display unit so as to display, on a partial area of a screen, a thumbnail image indicating the path by using the received data, and changes the viewing area of the surround video being played, on the basis of the path included in the received data according to a third command for selecting the thumbnail
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Wanho Ju, Youngjun Lee
  • Patent number: 10755748
    Abstract: Video production systems and methods are provided for generating annotated class discussion videos, which contain real-time student commentary post-production annotations responsive to such student commentary, or a combination thereof. In an embodiment, the video production system includes a display device, a dedicated video input source, and a video processing device. The video processing device contains, in turn, a wireless receiver configured to receive wireless input signals from the dedicated video input source and a plurality of devices executing a student commentary capture application during a presentation, a controller operably coupled to the wireless receiver, and a memory storing computer-readable instructions. When executed by the controller, the computer-readable instructions cause the video processing device to generate an output video containing student commentary synchronized with the presentation as captured, at least in part, utilizing the dedicated video input source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ramgopal Madduluri
  • Patent number: 10754491
    Abstract: A conferencing arrangement for sharing information within a conference space, the arrangement comprising a common presentation surface including a presentation surface area, a common presentation surface driver, a system processor linked to the driver and receiving and presenting the information content via the common presentation surface and a portable user interface device including a device display screen and a device processor, the device processor programmed to provide an interface via the device display screen useable to view content and to enter a command to replicate content presented on the device display on the common presentation surface, the device processor capable of identifying a direction of a swiping action on the interface as a command to replicate the content, wherein, upon identifying that the direction of a swiping action on the interface is in the direction of the common presentation surface, the arrangement creates a sharing space on the presentation surface area and replicates the cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventor: Mark A. Baloga
  • Patent number: 10733372
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe electronic document generation, where an electronic document of an application/service may be dynamically generated in a manner that is tailored specifically for a user. A query may be received that comprises a topic for generation of a slide-based visual presentation. The query is processed. In some examples, slide content suggestions may be generated and presented to a user based on the query processing. Content for a processed query may be retrieved by a plurality of data service providers that are connected with the visual presentation service via a distributed network. An electronic document may be generated for the slide-based visual presentation. The electronic document is specifically tailored for a user and dynamically generated based on one or more of: the processing of the query, the retrieved content, a selection of one or more slide content suggestions and an evaluation of signal data associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sujeet Kumar, Dipak Kumar Mangal, Sanjay Singh Thakur, Daniel Albert Swett, Eric Hawlen Mao
  • Patent number: 10726521
    Abstract: Implementations relate to dynamic adaptation of images for projection by a projector, based on one or more properties of user(s) that are in an environment with the projector. The projector can be associated with an automated assistant client of a client device. In some versions of those implementations, a pose of a user in the environment is determined and, based on the pose, a base image for projecting onto a surface is warped to generate a transformed image. The transformed image, when projected onto a surface and viewed from the pose of the user, mitigates perceived differences relative to the base image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Jian Wei Leong
  • Patent number: 10726064
    Abstract: A method for slide shows. The method includes receiving one or more video content element and one or more image content element that are each associated with a respective audio track, where a first video content element includes a corresponding first audio track and a second video content element includes a corresponding second audio track that is disabled or non-existent, receiving input selecting a background audio track for the slide show, and automatically integrating the video content element, the image content element, and the background audio track together into the slide show, where the background audio track is played during playback of the slide show when the computing device detects that there is no audio signal generated by another audio track in the slide show.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Weber, Guillaume Vergnaud
  • Patent number: 10699684
    Abstract: Methods of creating one or more audio objects to accompany a sequence of multimedia objects are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the method includes using a processor to analyze the multimedia objects and corresponding recorded metadata to generate derived metadata. The method further receives a selection of one or more analysis tools that are configured to analyze the recorded and derived metadata. Next, a selected subset of multimedia objects are identified and sequenced, which will ultimately be coupled to and accompanied by one or more audio objects. Lastly, an embodiment of the present invention generates an audio track to accompany the selected subset of multimedia objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Peter D. Wood
  • Patent number: 10678836
    Abstract: A system and a method of providing metadata for a slide show to an external device are provided. The method includes determining a plurality of images for the slide show, grouping the determined plurality of images into a plurality of image groups, generating a plurality of metadata groups that respectively correspond to the plurality of image groups, and sequentially transmitting the generated plurality of metadata groups to the external device. The plurality of metadata groups include metadata regarding images included in an image group that corresponds to the plurality of metadata groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-ho Lee, Chi-hyun Cho, Myeong-gi Jeong
  • Patent number: 10681231
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that are executable by a processor coupled with an information processing device, the instructions being configured to, when executed by the processor, display a new-icon setting screen including a setting frame, one or more screen setting parts, and one or more operation setting parts, the setting frame having a screen setting area and an operation setting area that extend along a time axis sectioned into a plurality of time frames, accept an operation of setting each screen setting part into a corresponding one of the time frames within the screen setting area, accept an operation of setting each operation setting part into a corresponding one of the time frames within the operation setting area, generate processing data associated with a new icon, in accordance with each setting part set in the setting frame, and transmit the generated processing data to a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Nakamura, Eriko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10671237
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for presenting a user interface (“UI”) in a three dimensional virtual environment that involves positioning one or more UI elements at first locations on a curved surface in the virtual environment, where the one or more UI elements are tangential to the curved surface. The curved surface is defined by a first distance to a reference point. The disclosed technologies also involve, for at least one of the UI elements, computing a second location for the UI element on the curved surface and moving the UI element to the second location on the curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Sean Kenneth McBeth
  • Patent number: 10664650
    Abstract: A system for associating tags with a portion of a document and presenting portions of the document within a document authoring environment. In one instance, the system includes an input device, a display device, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive, via the input device, a first input, including a selection of the portion of the document and receive, via the input device, a second input including an indication of a first tag. The electronic processor is configured to associate the portion of the document with the first tag in response to receiving the second input. The electronic processor is also configured to receive, via the input device, a third input selecting the first tag or a second tag and in response to receiving the third input, display, within an authoring environment, portions of the document associated with the first tag or the second tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Shangni Li, Eric Ouyang, Daniel A. Swett, Kelly R. Berman
  • Patent number: 10650578
    Abstract: Dynamic soft shadows may be generated without resorting to computationally-expensive multiple render passes and sampling, or lightmap generation. With disclosed systems and methods, a dynamic soft shadow may be rendered in a single pass, which is sufficiently efficient to run on an untethered virtual reality (VR) device, such as a head mounted device (HMD). Despite the efficiency, the shadow quality may be markedly superior to those generated with other methods. In some embodiments, a script may be used with a shader to render a shadow having a realistic size, shape, position, fading factor and sharpness, based on a position and size of a shadow casting element and a light vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tong Chen, Jonathan Perron
  • Patent number: 10643485
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for creating presentation notes based upon gaze tracking information associated with observers of a presentation. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises: obtaining, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, gaze information associated with observers of a presentation; determining, by the system, respective content clarity scores for content elements of the presentation based on a content clarity function; selecting, by the system, respective content from one or more content sources for the content elements based on the respective content clarity scores; and generating, by the system, presentation notes based on the presentation and the selected respective content for the content elements of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karan Ahuja, Kuntal Dey, Utkarsh Dwivedi, Seema Nagar, Roman Vaculin
  • Patent number: 10606453
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide techniques for automatically synchronizing a visual presentation with a live presenter. Visual presentation slides are preprocessed to determine one or more topics for each slide. A topic index contains one or more topics corresponding to slides of the presentation. As a presenter provides a verbal presentation for corresponding slides, natural language processing analyzes the verbal presentation and creates one or more temporal verbal topic categories. The temporal verbal topic categories are used to search the topic index to find one or more slides that best match the current temporal verbal topic categories. In this way, the slides can automatically follow the discussion of the presenter, enabling improved presentations that can enhance the user experience, increase audience engagement, and improve the dissemination of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10599292
    Abstract: Selection unit selects any one of a plurality of images. Display controller displays preview information of content (information representing the content detail) corresponding to an image selected from among the any one of the plurality of images by selection unit. Display controller changes the preview information of the content corresponding to the selected icon each time the icon is selected. For example, the content may include a plurality of elements, and display controller displays the plurality of elements as preview information in order of display each time the icon corresponding to the content is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Toshiharu Kurisu, Maki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10572112
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide techniques for automatically synchronizing a visual presentation with a live presenter. Visual presentation slides are preprocessed to determine one or more topics for each slide. A topic index contains one or more topics corresponding to slides of the presentation. As a presenter provides a verbal presentation for corresponding slides, natural language processing analyzes the verbal presentation and creates one or more temporal verbal topic categories. The temporal verbal topic categories are used to search the topic index to find one or more slides that best match the current temporal verbal topic categories. In this way, the slides can automatically follow the discussion of the presenter, enabling improved presentations that can enhance the user experience, increase audience engagement, and improve the dissemination of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10565245
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for enabling storytelling on a computing device. A processor analyzes a set of media items associated with the user, each media item having associated metadata. The processor identifies one or more related characteristics among the media items in the set to form a cluster of media items associated with an event associated with the user. The processor selects, based on analysis of the media items in the cluster, templates from a template database, each template of the plurality of templates configured to represent a moment in the event. The processor edits selected media items in the cluster to fit into the selected templates. The processor scores each selected template based on the metadata associated with the selected media items in the selected template. The processor creates a mixed-media module of predetermined duration comprising the templates organized into a desired sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Gregory Pape, Gustav Johan Rasmus Knutsson
  • Patent number: 10554602
    Abstract: A user terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The user terminal includes a communicator configured to communicate with a server; a display configured to display a message screen including a plurality of messages exchanged between the user terminal and the server; and a processor configured to control the display to display the plurality of messages on the message screen in an individually selectable manner, and based on at least one message of the plurality of messages being selected on the message screen and at least one share target, with which to share the at least some of the plurality of messages, being selected, control the communicator to transmit, to the server, information regarding the at least one message of the plurality of messages and the at least one share target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gun Park, Won-suck Lee, Ae-young Lee, Jung-kih Hong
  • Patent number: 10546010
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for enabling storytelling on a computing device. A processor analyzes a set of media items associated with a user, where each media item has associated metadata. The processor identifies, based on analysis of the associated metadata, one or more related characteristics among the media items in the set to form a cluster of media items associated with an event. The processor selects, based on analysis of the media items in the cluster, a plurality of templates from a template database, where each template is configured to represent a moment in the event. The processor edits selected media items in the cluster to fit into the selected templates. The processor creates a mixed-media module including the plurality of templates organized into a desired sequence for the selected templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Gregory Pape, Gustav Johan Rasmus Knutsson
  • Patent number: 10545798
    Abstract: Resegmenting chunks of data for load balancing is disclosed. A plurality of first chunks of data is received. The plurality of first chunks of data includes one or more entries that include raw data produced by a component of an information technology environment and that reflects activity in the information technology environment. The plurality of first chunks of data is resegmented into a plurality of second chunks of data based on entry boundaries in at least some of the plurality of first chunks of data. A first subset of the plurality of second chunks of data is distributed to a first indexer of a set of indexers. An occurrence of a trigger event is determined, and in response to the trigger event, a second subset of the plurality of second chunks of data is distributed to a second indexer of the set of indexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Jag Kerai, Anish Shrigondekar, Mitchell Blank, Jr., Hasan Alayli
  • Patent number: 10540216
    Abstract: Systems and methods for normalizing cloud resource interactions across disparate objects and actions provided by a plurality of different cloud services. The methods comprise: obtaining information that identifies the objects and indicates what actions can be performed for the objects; processing the information to consolidate at least two of the actions supported by different ones of the objects into a single action; causing a unified view to be presented in a User Interface (“UI”) that allows an initiation of the single action whereby the at least two actions supported by different ones of the objects are concurrently selected; receiving a standardized command for initiating the single action; transforming a first protocol format of the standardized command into a second different protocol format to generate at least one non-standardized command; and using the non-standardized command to cause performance of the at least two actions by said different ones of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo F. Feijoo, Thomas Kludy
  • Patent number: 10537800
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a computer to realize functions to control progress of a video game on a basis of an operation of a controller by a user in a predetermined space including a plurality of display areas is provided. Operation information that contains a position and a direction of the controller in the predetermined space is obtained. In a case where the position or the direction of the controller is changed, a determination area is generated in a virtual space corresponding to the predetermined space on the basis of the operation information corresponding to the change. A positional relationship between a determination target and the determination area that are arranged in the virtual space is determined. An image corresponding to a determination result in the display area is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Kazuki Ito, Yuya Nagai
  • Patent number: 10514882
    Abstract: A digital audio processing system determines characteristics of an electronic presentation to generate a musical composition that is unique to the electronic presentation by adjoining digital audio stems in accordance with the characteristics of the electronic presentation. Embodiments enable a user to define an order for displaying images and a level of importance of the images with respect to one another. For example, the user may designate a specific one of the multiple images as a “highlight image” for emphasizing during the electronic presentation. Then, the system may arrange numerous musical segments adjacent to one another so that the intensity (e.g., energy level) of a resulting musical composition coincides with key events (e.g., a highlight image being shown) of the particular electronic presentation. The intensity of a particular musical segment may indicate a relative note structure density as compared to other musical segments that are defined within the stem data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Thomas Mollis, Brendan Mitchel Walsh, George Valavanis, Ines Khelifi, Jonathan A. Adams, Laurentiu Titi Nedelcu, Ahmed Raouf Merouche, Sourabh Bansal, Sung-Hon Wu, Stacey W. Y. Law, Ted T. Chen, Duncan Og MacConnell
  • Patent number: 10511823
    Abstract: Even when a watching position or a watching direction of a viewer for a video changes, video display with favorable visibility is obtained. A video display apparatus that receives an input of a video input signal and that displays a video based on the video input signal includes a viewer detection unit that detects a positional relation between a screen on which the video is displayed and a viewer who watches the video and that generates viewer position information including the detection result, an image processing unit that executes image correction processing for a correction region which is such a partial region of an image based on the video input signal as being set in correspondence with viewer position information, and a video display unit that displays, on the screen, a video based on a corrected video signal having been subjected to the image correction processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Nakajima, Nobuhiro Fukuda, Kazuhiko Tanaka, Nobuaki Kabuto
  • Patent number: 10503741
    Abstract: An electronic system includes: a control unit configured to: receive information related to an user entry under a search context, perform searches based on the information for searching within a plurality of a destination, and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configured to present search results based on the searches, wherein one instance of the search results is different from another instance of the search results for presenting the search results for the plurality of the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tom Brinck
  • Patent number: 10496750
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can project data describing a set of media items from which a representative media item is to be determined. A medoid can be determined from the projected data. A media item corresponding to the medoid can be selected as the representative media item of the set of media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Frederick Dimson, Clark Martin Gredoña
  • Patent number: 10394877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for enabling storytelling on a computing device. A processor: (a) analyzes a first set of media items associated with the user, each media item having associated metadata; (b) identifies one or more related characteristics among the media items in the first set; (c) forms a cluster of media items associated with an event based on the identified one or more related characteristics; (d) repeats steps (a) and (b) for a second set of media items, each media item in the second set having associated metadata and related to a social connection of the user; (e) adds media items in the second set, from a social media site associated with the second set, to the cluster; (f) edits selected media items in the cluster to fit into selected templates; and (g) creates a mixed-media module comprising the templates organized into a desired sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Gregory Pape, Gustav Johan Rasmus Knutsson
  • Patent number: 10380427
    Abstract: A partner matching method in a costarring video is performed by a terminal. The terminal obtains a video recorded by a first user identifier and a video in which a second role that matches the first role is played and an associated second user identifier. After obtaining a total score of videos in which the second role is played by each second user identifier in each user type, the terminal ranks the videos in which the second role is played by the second user identifiers for each user type and displays a ranking result of the videos in which the second role is played for each user type. After obtaining a video selected from the ranking result, the terminal synthesizes a complete video from the selected video in which the second role is played and the video in which the first role is played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qianyi Wang, Yanggang Dai, Feng Shi, Faqiang Wu, Lingrui Cui, Tao Xiong, Yu Gao, Yunsheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10380172
    Abstract: A presentation support system includes a presentation control portion, an imaging portion, and a number-of-watching-persons determining portion. The presentation control portion displays a presentation image on a screen in sequence. The imaging portion images a front of the screen from a screen side. The number-of-watching-persons determining portion determines a number of watching persons who are watching the presentation image, based on image data output from the imaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ryo Shiomi
  • Patent number: 10362196
    Abstract: A media distribution system provides controlled distribution of media owned by various parties hosted on a local media access device. A media image communication system provides a secure method of communications between the media host and the client receiving and viewing the media. The media image communication system converts a typical text message into an image file format to prevent unauthorized access to the message, and to prevent any changes and/or manipulation of the message content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Duvon Corporation
    Inventors: Benedict Ow, Andrew Platter, Dmitry Kogosov, Richard Stiles
  • Patent number: 10347299
    Abstract: A method to automate media stream curation implements verbal and non-verbal audio cue analysis of an audio track recorded contemporaneously with a media stream. The media stream may be a video stream or an audio stream. The audio track is recorded contemporaneously with the media stream using a recording device separate from the media recording device used to record the media stream. Audio cue analysis of the audio track is performed to detect for audio cues which indicate the locations or timestamps associated with elements of interest. The identified elements of interest are then used to extract segments of the media stream to form a curated media stream containing clips associated with the elements of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Loose Cannon Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Celinski
  • Patent number: 10327723
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus and a radiation image display method implemented using the radiation imaging apparatus, may include a display unit to display at least one first radiation image in at least one view area, and a control unit. If the control unit obtains a second radiation image corresponding to a first radiation image selected from the at least one first radiation image, the control unit controls the display unit to display the second radiation image in a view area in which the selected first radiation image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Jin Hee Park
  • Patent number: 10296158
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method directed to creation, viewing, playing, sharing and/or utilizing information modules, such as mixed-media modules. A computing device communicates an interface to a client device, where the interface enables a user to create or edit content for inclusion in a narrative presentation for presentation of media, and generates a mixed-media module via integration of the content into a playable presentation of the content, the playable presentation of the content obtained from the narrative presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Owen Bossola, Rasmus Knuttsson, Hakim El Hattab, Tommy Chheng
  • Patent number: 10268761
    Abstract: A panoptic visualization document collection system includes a document parser and a colligater, and is configured to collect components of a document collection in a manner that that captures logical relationships between their content, which may in turn reflect relationships between the subjects or their objects depicted by the content. These logical relationships may be established by links between document components, which may be identified by information provided in associated metadata for the document components. The content may then be exploited according to these relationships, such as in a panoptic arrangement of the content in a manner that reflects the relationships. This type of arrangement may enable a user to see the content in a single view, and in an arrangement that facilitates a better understanding of the relationships between the content and their subjects or objects, which may be otherwise difficult to comprehend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brent L Hadley, Patrick J Eames
  • Patent number: 10262286
    Abstract: A method for comparing and analyzing data based on data analysis reports is provided. The method may include receiving a first dataset. The method may also include identifying a first portion of the first dataset and a second portion of the first dataset. Additionally, the method may include comparing and analyzing the first portion of the first dataset with the second portion of the first dataset. The method may also include receiving a second dataset from a location different from the first dataset. The method may further include comparing and analyzing the first portion and second portion of the first dataset with the second dataset. The method may also include receiving a plurality of first analysis results and a plurality of second analysis results based on the comparisons and the analyses. The method may also include presenting the plurality of first analysis results and the plurality of second analysis results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priyam Aneja, Laxmi V. Bhatt, Sonal Bhatt, Meghali V. Munoli, Sonia L. Sequeira, Hemant K. Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 10262287
    Abstract: A method for comparing and analyzing data based on data analysis reports is provided. The method may include receiving a first dataset. The method may also include identifying a first portion of the first dataset and a second portion of the first dataset. Additionally, the method may include comparing and analyzing the first portion of the first dataset with the second portion of the first dataset. The method may also include receiving a second dataset from a location different from the first dataset. The method may further include comparing and analyzing the first portion and second portion of the first dataset with the second dataset. The method may also include receiving a plurality of first analysis results and a plurality of second analysis results based on the comparisons and the analyzes. The method may also include presenting the plurality of first analysis results and the plurality of second analysis results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priyam Aneja, Laxmi V. Bhatt, Sonal Bhatt, Meghali V. Munoli, Sonia L. Sequeira, Hemant K. Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 10237327
    Abstract: Examples of methods, systems, apparatus, and machine-readable storage media are provided to facilitate access and control of a remote desktop of a remote machine by a web browser at a client device through a transcoding server without installing proprietary plug-ins or protocols on the client device. A transcoding server may translate user input requests from a web browser into input calls compatible with a remote desktop display protocol. The transcoding server may receive remote desktop drawing commands from the remote machine and translate the remote desktop drawing commands into web browser drawing updates compatible with the web browser. A transcoding server may communicate with a web browser via HTTP and communicate with a remote machine via a remote desktop display protocol. A web browser may be an HTML5 browser. A transcoding server may send drawing coordinates to the web browser via an HTTP header and may use long polling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wyse Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stevan Kominac, Jeremy Michael Stanley, Curtis J. Schwebke
  • Patent number: 10237518
    Abstract: A mobile body photographs an image with a camera while moving, and transmits to a control apparatus image data representing the photographed image and state information indicating the state thereof including the location thereof. The control apparatus displays a map including a moving range of the mobile body on a display unit and overlays a route of the mobile body on the map to display the route. The control apparatus detects an occurrence of an event such as finding of an intruder and the location of the mobile body at the time of the occurrence of the event, based on the received image data and state information, and displays a marker indicating the detected location over the map. Whenever an event occurs, an additional marker is displayed over the map and the history of the past events is recorded on the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10229655
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for allowing a user to zoom in and out on a large data set and maintain resolution and understanding on the data. The system monitors how the user uses the data and also detects the user's actions with respect to zooming on the data. Based on the user's interactions and the type of data the system determines for each zoom level what data to display to the user on the display and if the display needs to be modified to maintain usability of the data. In some scenarios a display management component may change the format of the data such that the user may better understand the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chairy Cheung, Taurean Jones
  • Patent number: 10216857
    Abstract: A process for controlling the displaying of media on a display device, such as a digital frame, under the control of a centralized server accessing a contextual database. The process is based on the periodical transmission by said frame of a request comprising an identifier of said display device and also comprising headers defining contextual information reported to said server) and stored within said contextual database, said server responding to said request by means of a response defining the media to display, accompanied by headers defining one or more actions to be executed by said display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RevPOR Group FZ-LLC
    Inventor: Stéphane Perret