Adobe Systems Patent Applications

Methods and Apparatus for Processing Use of a Computer System

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178173
A system rewards use of a software application in a computerized device during operation of the software application in the computerized device by identifying an amount of an input signal received from at least one input device in association with the software application and accumulating a total of the amount of the input signal received over time for the software application. The system provides a reward, such as airline miles or other credit, to a registered user associated with the…

Image Cropping Suggestion Using Multiple Saliency Maps

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178291
Image cropping suggestion using multiple saliency maps is described. In one or more implementations, component scores, indicative of visual characteristics established for visually-pleasing croppings, are computed for candidate image croppings using multiple different saliency maps. The visual characteristics on which a candidate image cropping is scored may be indicative of its composition quality, an extent to which it preserves content appearing in the scene, and a simplicity of its…

CONSUMER INFLUENCE ANALYTICS WITH CONSUMER PROFILE ENHANCEMENT

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170169455
Offline consumer behavior and interactions are observed using beacons positioned at venues where consumers spend time and interact with each other. The beacons communicate with mobile computing devices that are carried by the observed consumers. The observed consumer behavior provides actionable insights into how consumers influence each other. For example, the people that a particular consumer spends time with form a “circle of influence” associated with that consumer. If the…

RESIDUAL ENTROPY COMPRESSION FOR CLOUD-BASED VIDEO APPLICATIONS

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170171564
Techniques are disclosed to compress residual vectors in a lossless compression scheme suitable for cloud DVR video content applications. Thus, a cloud DVR service provider can take many copies of the same file stored in the cloud and save storage space by compressing those copies while still maintaining their status as distinct copies, one per user. Vector quantization is used for compressing already-compressed video streams (e.g., MPEG streams). As vector quantization is a lossy…

ATTRIBUTE WEIGHTING FOR MEDIA CONTENT-BASED RECOMMENDATION

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170161618
Techniques are disclosed for automatically assigning weights to attributes of media content based in part on how many users actually viewed or listened to the content, as well as how many users “liked” or otherwise indicated a preference for the content. The content items can be any type of audio or visual media content, such as songs, videos, or movies, as well as written content, such as books, articles, journals, advertisements, or magazines. A first similarity score is determined…

CROSS-DEVICE CONSUMER IDENTIFICATION AND DEVICE TYPE DETERMINATION

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170161761
An analytics server receives data characterizing consumer interactions that are observed by a cross-section of data providers, which may include, for example, website administrators, campaign managers, application developers, and the like. Such observational data includes device and login identifiers for a particular interaction, and optionally, timestamp information indicating when the interaction occurred. A statistical device graph model is generated based on this observational data.…

TECHNIQUES FOR ENHANCING CONTENT MEMORABILITY OF USER GENERATED VIDEO CONTENT

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170147906
Techniques are described for analyzing a video for memorability, identifying content features of the video that are likely to be memorable, and scoring specific content features within the video for memorability. The techniques can be optionally applied to selected features in the video, thus improving the memorability of the selected features. The features may be organic features of the originally captured video or add-in features provided using an editing tool. The memorability of…

CREATING BUMP AND NORMAL MAPS FROM IMAGES WITH MULTI-SCALE CONTROL

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170148205
This disclosure relates to generating a bump map and/or a normal map from an image. For example, a method for generating a bump map includes receiving a texture image and a plurality of user-specified weights. The method further includes deriving a plurality of images from the texture image, the plurality of images vary from one another with respect to resolution or sharpness. The method further includes weighting individual images of the plurality of images according to the…

REAL-WORLD USER PROFILES VIA THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170149928
Techniques are disclosed for generating enhanced user profiles that include “off-line” activities omitted from conventional user profiles. In one embodiment, each of two or more Internet of Things (IoT) products records usage data descriptive of a user's interactions with the IoT product. This usage data is based on values of physical parameters measured by sensors embedded within the IoT products. In recording the usage data, an IoT product may transmit the usage and sensor data to…

CONVERTING A TEXT SENTENCE TO A SERIES OF IMAGES

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170139955
A text sentence is automatically converted to an image sentence that conveys semantic roles of the text sentence. This is accomplished by identifying semantic roles associated with each verb of a sentence, any associated verb adjunctions, and identifying the grammatical dependencies between words and phrases in a sentence, in some embodiments. An image database, in which each image is tagged with descriptive information corresponding to the image depicted, is queried for images…

VALUE FUNCTION-BASED ESTIMATION OF MULTI-CHANNEL ATTRIBUTIONS

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170140418
Techniques for analyzing marketing channels are described. Users are exposed to the marketing channels. User responses (e.g., purchases and no-purchases) to the exposures are tracked. Upon a request from a marketer to analyze an attribution of a marketing channel, the user responses are analyzed. The attribution represents the credit that the marketing channel should get for influencing the users exposed thereto into exhibiting a particular user response (e.g., a purchase). The analysis…

ENHANCED PRECISION BACKGROUND SHADING FOR DIGITALLY PUBLISHED TEXT

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170140554
Disclosed herein are various techniques for more precisely and reliably (a) positioning top and bottom boundaries of a region of background shading, (b) positioning left and right boundaries of a region of background shading, (c) defining a region of background shading that is applied to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters, and (d) applying a clipping path an achieve to arbitrarily-shaped region of background shading. The various techniques disclosed herein allow background shading…

SELECTIVE EDITING OF IMAGES USING EDITING TOOLS WITH PERSISTENT TOOL SETTINGS

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132768
Examples are directed to selective editing of digital images using editing tools having persistent tool settings. A source image is opened as a target image in an image editing application. Once opened in the image editing application, the target image includes a plurality of image layers. Visual elements of the target image file are then edited using tools in the image editing application. For each tool used, a tool identifier and the relevant tool settings are saved and associated with…

SEAMLESS COMPOSITING USING A SOFT SELECTION

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170132819
A healing component that heals foreground pixels with background pixels is provided. In some embodiments, the healing component is programmed or otherwise configured to respond to a single healing request by identifying a plurality of regions within a selected area and healing each region of the plurality of regions independently of other regions.

Facilitating Text Identification and Editing in Images

Granted: May 4, 2017
Application Number: 20170124417
Facilitating text identification and editing in images in which in one or more embodiments, a user selection of a location in an area of text in an image is received. Given the location, a region of interest that includes text (including the location of the user selection) in the image is determined. Distortion resulting from a surface in the image on which the text is situated being at some angle other than parallel to the image capture plane is also corrected. One or more fonts and…

NETWORK CACHING OF SEARCH RESULT HISTORY AND INTERACTIONS

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170116291
Improved search result management techniques enable a user to cache a his/her interactions with a listing of search results. A search index lists, for one or more files, previously-executed search queries and n most recently selected search results associated with each search query. In one embodiment, n=3. If a search query that is listed in the search index is re-executed, the n most recently selected search results are presented to the user along with a comprehensive listing of search…

Facial Expression Capture for Character Animation

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170116467
Techniques for facial expression capture for character animation are described. In one or more implementations, facial key points are identified in a series of images. Each image, in the series of images, is normalized from the identified facial key points. Facial features are determined from each of the normalized images. Then a facial expression is classified, based on the determined facial features, for each of the normalized images. In additional implementations, a series of images…

Example-based Edge-aware Directional Texture Painting

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170109900
Example-based edge-aware directional texture painting techniques are described. Inputs are received that define a target direction field and a plurality of edges as part of a target shape mask. A texture is synthesized from a source image by the computing device to be applied to the set of pixels of the target mask using a source shape mask and a source direction field. The source shape mask defines a plurality of edges of the source mask such that the synthesized texture applied to the…

COLOR SELECTOR FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170102843
Techniques are disclosed for color selection in a desktop publishing application. A color selection technique includes receiving a selection of an image, automatically sampling a color from a pixel of the selected image, and adding the sampled color to a color swatch in a graphical user interface. The sampled color may be the predominant color in the image (e.g., the color that appears in the greatest number of pixels), or the sampled color may be the darkest or lightest color in the…

DIGITAL IMAGE BLEMISH REMOVAL

Granted: April 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170103502
Techniques are disclosed for removing blemishes from a digital image by detecting pixels containing the blemishes and replacing or blending those pixels with other pixels in the image that have a relatively low probability of containing a blemish. A standard pixel mask includes a user-selected region of the image; an extended mask extends beyond the user-selected region; and a minimal output pixel mask corresponds to the user-selected region. The minimal mask increases the transparency…