Adobe Systems Patent Grants

Optical digital ruler

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600089
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed to an optical digital ruler. The optical digital ruler includes at least two optical sensors allowing physical movement and rotation of the optical digital ruler to facilitate positioning a template on a canvas or background. As such, a particular drawing stroke on the canvas or background can be drawn in alignment with a template irrespective of whether a path input by a user via a stylus…

Providing selection areas for selectable objects in graphical interface

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600137
In some embodiments, a processor accesses electronic content that includes multiple selectable objects that are renderable in a graphical interface. The processor generates multiple selection areas respectively associated with the selectable objects. An input to the graphical interface received within each selection area selects an associated selectable object. Generating the selection areas includes generating a boundary around at least one of the selectable objects. Any point within…

Multi-pane display capture, aggregation, and sharing

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600221
Various embodiments herein include one or more of systems, methods, and software for multi-pane display capture, aggregation, and sharing. Some such embodiments include generating an image on a computing device to share with participants in a web conference meeting by capturing a first image of a first graphic display output layer and a second graphic display output layer and removing a portion of the first image. Some embodiments may also include capturing a second image of the second…

Methods and systems for page layout using a virtual art director

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600447
A layout manager can generate a layout for displaying a plurality of content units in a display area using a layout strategy, with the layout strategy specifying a layout design rule. The generated layout can indicate a position in the display area for the plurality of content units. In some embodiments, the design rule(s) may in effect “codify” traditional graphic design principles. When the layout is generated, the content units can be placed into a display area of a page and then…

Paintbrush and liquid simulation

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600907
Paintbrush and liquid simulation techniques are described. In one or more implementations, input is received to perform brush strokes with a virtual paintbrush on a virtual canvas. For virtual paint on the virtual canvas, lifelike paint qualities are simulated. However, the lifelike paint qualities are simulated solely for the virtual paint that is within a region of the canvas. The lifelike paint qualities are not simulated for virtual paint located outside the region. As part of…

Acoustic matching and splicing of sound tracks

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601124
Acoustic matching and splicing of sound tracks is described. In one or more implementations, a method to acoustically match and splice first and second sound tracks by one or more computing devices is described. The method includes source separating the first and second sound tracks into first track primary and background sound data and second track primary and background sound data. Features extracted from the first and second primary sound data are matched, one to another, to generate…

Systems and methods for creating electronic content using creation applications of limited capabilities

Granted: March 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9594468
One exemplary embodiment involves receiving electronic content to be displayed and edited in an application that has limited capabilities for editing an item of the electronic content. The application opens the electronic content for editing and displays a notification indicating that editing of the item is restricted in the application. Such an application can also be configured to address one or more of various additional circumstances. For example, the application may identify…

Automatically selecting example stylized images for image stylization operations based on semantic content

Granted: March 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9594977
Systems and methods are provided for content-based selection of style examples used in image stylization operations. For example, training images can be used to identify example stylized images that will generate high-quality stylized images when stylizing input images having certain types of semantic content. In one example, a processing device determines which example stylized images are more suitable for use with certain types of semantic content represented by training images. In…

Type font

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: D780838

Natural language vocabulary generation and usage

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9588964
Natural language vocabulary generation and usage techniques are described. In one or more implementations, one or more search results are mined for a domain to determine a frequency at which words occur in the one or more search results, respectively. A set of the words is selected based on the determined frequency. A sense is assigned to each of the selected set of the words that identifies a part-of-speech for a respective word. A vocabulary is then generated that includes the selected…

Methods and apparatus for reproducing the appearance of a photographic print on a display device

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9589308
Methods and apparatus for reproducing the appearance of a photographic print on a display device are disclosed. An environment model is built from received light conditions at a light sensor attached to a display surface. The environment model and a surface model are applied to an input image to generate an output image. The surface model represents reflective characteristics of a simulated surface on which display of the input image is simulated. The output image simulates an effect of…

Multiprotocol multicast streaming proxy

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9591054
Multiprotocol multicast streaming proxy techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a response is sent by a proxy service for receipt by a client device responsive to receipt of a request from the client device to obtain streaming data from a service provider via a network. The response indicates how the client device is to access a multicast of the streaming data from the proxy service and a single dedicated stream of the streaming data. Responsive to receipt of a request…

Peer-to-peer assist for live media streaming

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9591069
Techniques and systems for media stream dissemination using a peer-to-peer network are described. A described technique includes joining a peer-to-peer network as a peer; determining whether to be a first source node in the peer-to-peer network; retrieving a media stream from a server based on being the first source node; dividing the media stream into separate portions in a manner consistent with division performed by one or more second source nodes in the peer-to-peer network;…

Common copy compression

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9591334
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed to hosting a plurality of copies of a digital content. A common component and one or more individual components from one or more copies of the digital content are generated. As such, the common component and the one or more individual components are stored, such that each individual component in conjunction with the common component represents a separate copy of the digital content. In some…

Method and apparatus for remote purchase, installation, and licensing of software

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9582260
A method and apparatus for remote purchase, installation, and licensing of software is disclosed. The method comprising receiving, from a mobile device, a request for a software application; determining compatibility between at least one registered device and the software application; providing, to the mobile device, a list comprising compatible registered devices; placing the software application on an installation queue for the selected registered device in response to an input; and…

Content based ad display control

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9582477
Methods, systems and program products for providing a first visual region, the first visual region configured to present content determined by a document. A distinct second visual region is provided, the second visual region not defined by the document and configured to present content that is not contained in the document. One or more attributes are identified in the electronic document. Based on the one or more attributes, the presentation of ad content in the second visual region is…

Embedded document within an application

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9582478
Data structures, methods, program products and systems for creating and executing an executable file for the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) where the file is capable of causing presentation of a document embedded in the file on a BREW system.

Media orchestration through generic transformations

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9582508
Methods and apparatus provide for a Transformer that detects a selection to playback content and downloads a file in response to detecting the selection to playback content. The file is in a first format and includes a first reference to a location of secondary content that is in a first format that is incompatible with the first format of the file. The Transformer transforms the secondary content to a format compatible with the first format of the file and creates a second reference to…

Automatic adjustment of images using a homography

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9582855
Techniques and apparatus for automatic upright adjustment of digital images. An automatic upright adjustment technique is described that may provide an automated approach for straightening up slanted features in an input image to improve its perceptual quality. This correction may be referred to as upright adjustment. A set of criteria based on human perception may be used in the upright adjustment. A reprojection technique that implements an optimization framework is described that…

Single-image specular reflection separation

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9582901
Systems and methods are discussed to separate the specular reflectivity and/or the diffuse reflectivity from an input image. Embodiments of the invention can be used to determine the specular chromaticity by iteratively solving one or more objective functions. An objective function can include functions that take into account the smooth gradient of the specular chromaticity. An objective function can take into account the interior chromatic homogeneity of the diffuse chromaticity and/or…