Adobe Systems Patent Grants

Feature interpolation

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734434
Feature interpolation techniques are described. In a training stage, features are extracted from a collection of training images and quantized into visual words. Spatial configurations of the visual words in the training images are determined and stored in a spatial configuration database. In an object detection stage, a portion of features of an image are extracted from the image and quantized into visual words. Then, a remaining portion of the features of the image are interpolated…

Automatic moderation of online content

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734451
Techniques are disclosed for automatically modeling and predicting moderator actions for online content. A model can be generated or updated based on the content received and the action or actions taken by the moderator in response to receiving the content. The model can be used to automatically predict which action, or combination of actions, are likely to be taken by the moderator when new content is received, and suggest those action(s) to the moderator. These suggestions can, among…

Method and apparatus for providing a contextual timeline of an online interaction for use in assessing effectiveness

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734485
A computer implemented method and apparatus for generating a contextual timeline of an online interaction such as a web conference acquires context, from the perspective of participants in the online interaction, along a timeline. Provided for display to a user is a graphical representation of variations, over at least a portion of the timeline, in participant engagement, attentiveness, attendance and/or some other measure of participant interactivity. Also provided for display to the…

Irregularity detection in music

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734844
Embodiments of the present invention relate to detecting irregularities in audio, such as music. An input signal corresponding to an audio stream is received. The input signal is transformed from a time domain into a frequency domain to generate a plurality of frames that each comprises frequency information for a portion of the input signal. An irregular event in a portion of the input signal corresponding to a set of frames in the plurality of frames is identified based on a comparison…

Customized log-in experience

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736143
Techniques for a customized log-in experience are described in which, script associated with a log-in page is configured to recognize a domain identifier associated with a user log-in attempt via the page. The domain identifier may correspond to a particular customer or company that makes use of web applications and/or other resources from a service provider. The domain identifier may be employed to download or otherwise access data sufficient to implement one or more customizations of…

Remotely defining security data for authorization of local application activity

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727705
Systems and methods, including computer software adapted to perform certain operations, can be implemented for remotely defining security data for authorizing access to data on a client device. Permission indicators are associated with a sequence of instructions, and a protected activity is associated with one or more of the permission indicators and with an instruction within the sequence of instructions. The one or more permission indicators and the sequence of instructions are…

Blending techniques for curve fitting

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727987
Blending techniques for curve fitting are described. In one or more implementations, an indication is received of three or more data points. A blending factor is computed based on a spatial relationship of the three or more data points to each other. A curve is fit to the three or more data points by blending a plurality or curve fitting techniques using the computed blending factor.

Camera calibration and automatic adjustment of images

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9729787
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…

Scaling pressure data from a pressure-sensitive device

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9720537
A method and apparatus for filtering pressure data from a pressure-sensitive device is disclosed. A computer implemented method for filtering pressure data from a pressure-sensitive device comprises receiving, from a pressure sensitive device, a raw pressure value for a stroke, filtering the raw pressure value for the stroke to determine a filtered pressure value, and computing a width of a stroke based on the filtered pressure value.

Methods and systems for displaying format properties of crop areas

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9720568
A method for cropping portions of a document comprises displaying an interactive document workspace with a cropping tool on a sub-area thereof, and rendering one or more formatting indicators spatially associated with the sub-area, the indicators indicating formatting properties of the sub-area.

Non-negative matrix factorization regularized by recurrent neural networks for audio processing

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9721202
Sound processing techniques using recurrent neural networks are described. In one or more implementations, temporal dependencies are captured in sound data that are modeled through use of a recurrent neural network (RNN). The captured temporal dependencies are employed as part of feature extraction performed using nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF). One or more sound processing techniques are performed on the sound data based at least in part on the feature extraction.

Evaluating the influence of offline assets using social networking resources

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9721308
Techniques are disclosed for using social networking resources to evaluate the influence of offline marketing assets. In certain embodiments data posted to a social network is analyzed to identify references to a particular marketer and/or a particular brand. Where such reference is identified, geographic location data associated with the posted data is stored in a database. As this location data is aggregated over a period of time, it can be cross-referenced with location data…

Temporary content versioning on a client in a rest-based system

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9723078
Techniques are disclosed for maintaining different versions of a web resource. A client-side application observes and tracks all asynchronous requests for web resources sent from the client to a server. Every time a user attempts to modify a resource on the server, the application stops or otherwise pauses the execution of the request and retrieves a representation of the resource from the server in an original state. The representation is stored locally on the client in a local storage,…

Dynamic motion path blur kernel

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9723204
Dynamic motion path blur techniques are described. In one or more implementations, paths may be specified to constrain a motion blur effect to be applied to a single image. A variety of different techniques may be employed as part of the motion blur effects, including use of curved blur kernel shapes, use of a mesh representation of blur kernel parameter fields to support real time output of the motion blur effect to an image, use of flash effects, blur kernel positioning to support…

Content creation and licensing control

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715714
Content creation and licensing control techniques are described. In a first example, a content creation service is configured to support content creation using an image along with functionality to locate the image or a similar image that is available for licensing. In another example, previews of images are used to generate different versions of content along with an option to license images previewed in an approved version of the content. In a further example, fingerprints are used to…

Fast high-fidelity flood-filling on vector artwork

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715747
Techniques are disclosed for performing flood-fill operations on vector artwork. In one embodiment, a region under a point of interest (POI) of vector artwork is rasterized and flood-filled, and an initial bounding shape around that area is used as a first guess as to the area to be filled. In other cases, the initial bounding shape is created around some initial area that includes the POI (no rasterization). In any such case, vector objects having bounding shapes that intersect the…

Image synthesis utilizing an active mask

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710898
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed at image synthesis utilizing an active mask. In one embodiment, input is received that identifies a target region within an image that is to be synthesized. A patch synthesis technique can then be performed to synthesize the target region based on portions of a source region that are identified by the patch synthesis technique. In embodiments, the patch synthesis technique includes, for at…

Using genetic algorithm to design 2-dimensional procedural patterns

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710947
Selection of an area of an image can be received. Selection of a subset of a plurality of predefined patterns may be received. A plurality of patterns can be generated. At least one generated pattern in the plurality of patterns may be based at least in part on one or more predefined patterns in the subset. Selection of another subset of patterns may be received. At least one pattern in the other subset of patterns may be selected from the plurality of predefined patterns and/or the…

Extensible sprite sheet generation mechanism for declarative data formats and animation sequence formats

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710950
A sprite sheet generation mechanism includes providing a sprite sheet generation engine host, which may be an authoring application. The host loads code that describes sprite sheet format information and a set of ordered images into the sprite sheet generation engine. The code is from code resources may be plug-ins created by a user and managed by a plug-in type manager. The sprite sheet generation engine is operated using the sprite sheet format information and the set of ordered images…

Method and apparatus for timeline-synchronized note taking during a web conference

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712569
A computer implemented method and apparatus for timeline-synchronized note taking during a web conference. The method comprises receiving a note from a user in a web conference; generating metadata that identifies a timestamp in the web conference when the note was created and a user identifier of the user who authored the note; and storing the note and the metadata with a recording of the web conference.