Disney Patent Applications

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING THE SHARING OF USER-GENERATED CONTENT OF A VIRTUAL SPACE

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170142168
Systems and methods for facilitating the sharing of user-generated content of a virtual space are presented herein. The user-generated content may be shared between users of different computing platforms. The computing platforms may be of different platform types. The user-generated content may be shared through platform type-specific conversions of the information that defines the user-generated content. The processing cost and/or other cost information may be determined and/or…

FLEXIBLE, SHAPEABLE FREE-FORM ELECTROSTATIC SPEAKERS

Granted: April 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170118562
An embodiment provides a free-form electrostatic speaker, including: a three dimensional object body; at least a portion of the three dimensional object body having a free-form electrode layer disposed thereon; the free-form electrode layer being shaped to substantially match the at least a portion of the three dimensional object body; a free-form diaphragm positioned proximate to, and being shaped to substantially match, the free-form electrode layer; and an input element coupled to the…

DEVICE-RESIDENT CONTENT PROTECTION

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170111711
Systems and methods are provided for enforcing the consumption and broadcasting of protected content. A user device on which protected content may be captured, consumed and/or broadcast to other user devices, identifies content being consumed and/or broadcast. Upon identifying the content, the content is determined as being protected or unprotected. If the content is deemed to be protected, the user device can cease consumption of the content on the user device as well as to the other…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXHIBITION DATE NOTIFICATION

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170098243
Systems and methods for exhibition date notification are provided. A user may specify a particular genre of entertainment and/or a particular entertainment provider. Through the use of an exhibition date notification application, the user can further specify notification controls and/or preferences so that the user will be notified of upcoming exhibition dates associated with entertainments commensurate with the specified entertainment genre and/or provided by the specified entertainment…

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF PERFORMING PERFORMANCE CAPTURE USING AN ANATOMICALLY-CONSTRAINED LOCAL MODEL

Granted: March 30, 2017
Application Number: 20170091529
Techniques and systems are described for generating an anatomically-constrained local model and for performing performance capture using the model. The local model includes a local shape subspace and an anatomical subspace. In one example, the local shape subspace constrains local deformation of various patches that represent the geometry of a subject's face. In the same example, the anatomical subspace includes an anatomical bone structure, and can be used to constrain movement and…

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERSONALIZED GAMIFICATION OF MEDIA CONTENT

Granted: March 30, 2017
Application Number: 20170091827
Systems and methods for increasing consumer engagement with a multimedia content distribution system through the use of temporal metadata and gamification techniques. Personalized game-like tasks are created, whereby a consumer is enticed to find and access multimedia content containing a specific content element, or “easter egg,” to earn a reward. The specific content element may be identifiable based on temporal metadata tags associated with multimedia content available within the…

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF GENERATING AN ANATOMICALLY-CONSTRAINED LOCAL MODEL FOR PERFORMANCE CAPTURE

Granted: March 30, 2017
Application Number: 20170091994
Techniques and systems are described for generating an anatomically-constrained local model and for performing performance capture using the model. The local model includes a local shape subspace and an anatomical subspace. In one example, the local shape subspace constrains local deformation of various patches that represent the geometry of a subject's face. In the same example, the anatomical subspace includes an anatomical bone structure, and can be used to constrain movement and…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF VISUALIZING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Granted: January 26, 2017
Application Number: 20170024385
Systems and methods for creating dynamic, real-time visual representations of multimedia content. A temporal metadata visualization module receives a plurality of temporal metadata tags associated with a time code reference, representing a plurality of attributes of the multimedia content at the particular time. During playback, the temporal metadata virtualization module applies a set of display preferences and creates a visual representation of attributes identified by the temporal…

DETAILED SPATIO-TEMPORAL RECONSTRUCTION OF EYELIDS

Granted: January 26, 2017
Application Number: 20170024907
Methods and systems of reconstructing an eyelid are provided. A method of reconstructing an eyelid includes obtaining one or more images of the eyelid, generating one or more image input data for the one or more images of the eyelid, generating one or more reconstruction data for the one or more images of the eyelid, and reconstructing a spatio-temporal digital representation of the eyelid using the one or more input image data and the one or more reconstruction data.

ADJUSTING MEDIA AVAILABILITY VIA A CONTENT CONSUMPTION ACTIVITY DASHBOARD

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160381411
Systems and methods are described for enabling a user to bias the type of media content made available to a user account through a localized content dashboard. In one implementation, a method for adjusting media content availability associated with a user account configured to receive media content from a server system over a network, includes displaying on a content playback system a localized content dashboard, including: a summary of attributes of media content accessed by the user…

GENERATING DYNAMIC TEMPORAL VERSIONS OF CONTENT

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160373817
Systems and methods for dynamically and automatically generating short-form versions of long-form media content are provided. The long-form media content may be tagged with metadata indicating objects or actions in frames, scenes, portions of scenes, or other units of the media content. The systems and methods may receive a user-specified time limit and use the metadata to create a short-form version of the long-form media content (using one or more of the scenes, portions of scenes, or…

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT REVIEW SYSTEM

Granted: December 15, 2016
Application Number: 20160364375
A process and apparatus provide a content development review system. The process and apparatus perform, with a processor, automatic testing of a page of content. Further, the process and apparatus automatically capture, with the processor, an image of the page of content during the automatic testing. In addition, the process and apparatus display, with the apparatus, the captured image and a development image such that the captured image and the development image are in proximity to each…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FINDING NEARBY USERS WITH COMMON INTERESTS

Granted: December 15, 2016
Application Number: 20160364811
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for a mobile device to select interest information to automatically share with other nearby users, who are also sharing interest information, and detect any nearby users with common interests. In one embodiment, a method at a mobile device comprises receiving on the first mobile device a first set of movie interests associated with a first user; providing a notification on the first mobile device that a second mobile device associated…

ADVERTISING INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: December 8, 2016
Application Number: 20160358232
A method of managing advertisement inventory in an internet advertising system is provided. The method comprises forecasting advertisement capacity using a plurality of predefined advertisement targeting parameters arranged in a tree structure to define a plurality of buckets, wherein each bucket is associated with a combination of the predefined advertisement targeting parameters. The method further comprises matching sold advertisement data with at least one of the plurality of…

AUTHENTICATED CONTENT DELIVERY PLATFORM

Granted: November 17, 2016
Application Number: 20160337134
Methods and systems for authenticated supplemental content delivery are disclosed herein. The systems can include a first requestor and a second requestor. The system can include a plurality of networked servers. The plurality of networked servers can: receive a first supplemental content request including a digital certificate from the first requestor; determine the inclusion of the digital certificate in the first supplemental content request; validate the digital certificate;…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STREAMING CONTENT TO NEARBY DISPLAYS

Granted: October 27, 2016
Application Number: 20160315986
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for a mobile device to select content, such as user profiles, contact information, images, and/or videos, to automatically stream to available displays when the mobile device moves within a certain range of the displays. In one embodiment, a method at a mobile device comprises receiving a user input to select a media content asset; detecting a display within a proximity of the mobile device; and sending the selected media content asset…

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONTROLLED ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

Granted: October 20, 2016
Application Number: 20160303483
A process and computer program product to record performance related data for a plurality of entertainment performances having a plurality of audiences. Further, the process and computer program product determine external data that is associated with the plurality of audiences and/or environmental factors corresponding to locations of the plurality of entertainment performances. In addition, the process and computer program product annotate the performance related data with the external…

GEOMETRIC MULTIGRID ON INCOMPLETE LINEAR OCTREES FOR SIMULATING DEFORMABLE ANIMATED CHARACTERS

Granted: October 6, 2016
Application Number: 20160292902
A method and system for simulation of deformation of elastic materials are disclosed herein. A matrix-free geometric multigrid method utilizing a direct coarse grid discretization is presented for the solution of linear systems resulting from an octree discretization of the equations of corotational linear elasticity. The diagonal component of the stiffness matrix needed for the multigrid smoother is calculated without generating the stiffness matrix. The use of an incomplete linear…

PROXIMITY BASED ENTITLEMENT SHARING

Granted: September 8, 2016
Application Number: 20160261658
Systems and methods for sharing protected media content are provided. Protected media content can be shared when at least a first and second user are proximately located. The first and second user can be bound or paired based on one or more identification indicia associated with first and second user devices utilized, owned, or operated by the first and second users, respectively. Upon pairing, media content from the first and second users' media content libraries can be shared.…

MULTI-USER INTERACTIVE MEDIA WALL

Granted: August 11, 2016
Application Number: 20160232878
An interactive media wall is provided on which multiple media contents can be simultaneously displayed. Multiple users can interact with the interactive media wall such that visual portions of the multiple media contents can be presented on the interactive media wall, while audio portions of the media contents may be presented to each of the multiple users via peripheral listening devices. Users consuming the same media content can communicate via a chat session(s).