Adobe Systems Patent Grants

Content aware image editing

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575641
An image is displayed using a computer system. The image includes contents that have a visible feature therein at a first location. A first input is received that includes a user movement of at least the visible feature from the first location. During the user movement, the first location is synthesized with content from where the visible feature is currently located. A second input is received that specifies an end of the user movement at a second location. A source area in the image is…

Leveling audio signals

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575715
The present specification relates to systems, methods, and apparatus including computer program products for editing digital audio data. In some implementations, a method is provided that includes the actions of receiving digital audio data; dividing the audio data into first audio data and second audio data; performing on-line processing of the first and second audio data including segmenting the first audio data according to one or more partitioning parameters into discrete time…

Adaptive presentation of content based on user action

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575998
Various embodiments provide an intelligent adaptive content canvas that can enable users to access content, such as photos and videos, and consume the content in an adaptive environment that tailors the user experience in accordance with various parameters. The user experience is personalized to the user and is adaptively predictive in a manner that attempts to surface content that the user would likely wish to consume.

Automatically determining the size of a blur kernel

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576220
A computer-implemented method and apparatus are described for deblurring an image. The method may include accessing the image that has at least one blurred region and, automatically, without user input, determining a first value for a first size for a blur kernel for the at least one blurred region. Thereafter, automatically, without user input, a second value for a second size for the blur kernel is determined for the at least one blurred region. A suggested size for the blur kernel is…

Facilitating text identification and editing in images

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576348
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…

Style transfer for headshot portraits

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576351
Techniques are disclosed for automatically transferring a style of at least two reference images to an input image. The resulting transformation of the input image matches the visual styles of the reference images without changing the identity of the subject of the input image. Each image is decomposed into levels of detail with corresponding energy levels and a residual. A style transfer operation is performed at each energy level and residual using the reference image that most closely…

Providing visualizations of event sequence data

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577897
The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for analyzing event sequence data. Additionally, the present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing visualizations of event sequence data analyses. For example, systems and methods described herein can analyze event sequence data related to websites and provide matrix-based visualizations of the event sequence data. The matrix-based visualization can be interactive and can allow a user to trace changes…

Predictive directional content queue

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569083
Various embodiments provide an intelligent adaptive content canvas that can enable users to access content, such as photos and videos, and consume the content in an adaptive environment that tailors the user experience in accordance with various parameters. The user experience is personalized to the user and is adaptively predictive in a manner that attempts to surface content that the user would likely wish to consume.

Semantic visual hash injection into user activity streams

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569213
In various implementations, an abstraction is generated from an asset associated with an asset-modifying workflow. The abstraction can be embedded into an activity stream generated from an asset-modification application and communicated to a remote server device for collection and analysis. The remote server device, upon receiving at least the abstraction, can determine a contextual identifier for association with the abstraction and the asset associated with the asset-modifying…

Method and system to provision and manage a computing application hosted by a virtual instance of a machine

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569240
A system and method are described for provisioning and managing virtual instances of a computing application running within a public virtualization space (referred to as a hosted service system). A hosted service system may be configured to provide automated administration of the computing application, replacing the administration tasks that would otherwise be performed by the customer when running in an on-premise production deployment and to provide encrypted networking and other…

Electronic content change tracking

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569406
Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to transmit and receive information, such as between a client and a server, that enables the display of a plurality of version indicators corresponding to a plurality of versions of electronic content, the plurality of versions comprising a first version newer than a second version. Further activities may include detecting selection of, and then displaying, a first selection indicator to indicate selection of the first version and a second…

Image enhancement using self-examples and external examples

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569684
Systems and methods are provided for image enhancement using self-examples in combination with external examples. In one embodiment, an image manipulation application receives an input image patch of an input image. The image manipulation application determines a first weight for an enhancement operation using self-examples and a second weight for an enhancement operation using external examples. The image manipulation application generates a first interim output image patch by applying…

Removing noise from an image via efficient patch distance computations

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569822
In embodiments of removing noise from an image via efficient patch distance computations, weights are computed for patches of pixels in a digital image, and the computed weights are multiplied by respective offset values of offset images that are pixelwise shifted images of the entire digital image. The weights can be applied to the pixels in the digital image on a patch-by-patch basis to restore values of the pixels. Additionally, the digital image can be pixelwise shifted to generate…

Flexible video object boundary tracking

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569866
Techniques involving flexible video object boundary tracking are described. One or more curves, such as Bezier curves, are received as drawn by a user on an initial frame of video to define a boundary of an object in the frame. The curves are then mapped to a subsequent or previous frame of the video where the object is included but has a new or changed boundary. A segmentation boundary is determined for the object in the subsequent frame and endpoints of segments of the curves are…

Determining sentiments of social posts based on user feedback

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563693
User feedback regarding sentiments of social posts is used to improve sentiment assignment for social analysis. The user feedback is used to generate sentiment tuning data, which may include assignments between reference sentiments and reference social posts. Sentiments of new social posts may be determined by applying the sentiment tuning data to an analysis of the new social posts. Sentiments of new social posts may also be determined by applying entries from one or more lexical…

Convolutional neural network using a binarized convolution layer

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563825
A convolutional neural network is trained to analyze input data in various different manners. The convolutional neural network includes multiple layers, one of which is a convolution layer that performs a convolution, for each of one or more filters in the convolution layer, of the filter over the input data. The convolution includes generation of an inner product based on the filter and the input data. Both the filter of the convolution layer and the input data are binarized, allowing…

Software suite activation

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563882
A method and a system perform software suite activation. In some embodiments, a method includes installing a software suite having a number of software products onto a computer device. If a copy of one of the number of software products is already activated on the computer device, the installing includes deactivating a license of the copy of the one of the number of software products. Additionally, if a copy of one of the number of software products is already activated on the computer…

Color selector for desktop publishing

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563973
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…

Adaptive connectivity in network-based collaboration background information

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9565249
Various embodiments include at least one of systems, methods, software, and data structures for peer-to-peer exchange of at least a portion of networked collaboration session data. Client and server solutions allow for switching between peer-to-peer and server-centric modes of collaboration data sharing. Some embodiments also allow for sharing of data of a first type via a collaboration server and data of a second type via peer-to-peer connections.

Method and apparatus for editing video scenes based on learned user preferences

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: 9557829
A computer implemented method and apparatus for editing video scenes based on learned user preferences. The method comprises identifying a plurality of scenes in a video; for each scene of the plurality of scenes: applying an effect to a representative frame of a scene, wherein the effect is based on learned user preferences; receiving an input that adjusts at least one effect on the representative frame; updating user preferences based on received input; and applying the at least one…