Disney Patent Applications

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF PERFORMING VIDEO OBJECT SEGMENTATION

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170236290
Techniques and systems are described for performing video segmentation using fully connected object proposals. For example, a number of object proposals for a video sequence are generated. A pruning step can be performed to retain high quality proposals that have sufficient discriminative power. A classifier can be used to provide a rough classification and subsampling of the data to reduce the size of the proposal space, while preserving a large pool of candidate proposals. A final…

METHOD FOR MOTION-SYNCHRONIZED AR OR VR ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170236328
Systems and methods for synchronizing movement, such as the movement of a vehicle with an augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) story-telling or narrative experience is provided. For example, the AR or VR experience can be adapted to justify the movement of the vehicle based on trip criterion, such as a navigational path upon which the vehicle has embarked. Alternatively, trip criterion, such as the navigational path upon which the vehicle will embark, can be adapted to comport…

RECONSTRUCTION OF ARTICULATED OBJECTS FROM A MOVING CAMERA

Granted: July 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170213320
Systems and method for the reconstruction of an articulated object are disclosed herein, The articulated object can be reconstructed from image data collected by a moving camera over a period of time. A plurality of 2D feature points can be identified within the image data. These 2D feature points can be converted into three-dimensional space, which converted points are identified as 3D feature points. These 3D feature points can be used to identify one or several rigidity constrains…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROXIMITY-BASED PERSONALIZED CONTENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170199874
Systems and methods for generating and outputting personalized content recommendations are provided. When it is determined that two or more users are in close proximity to each other, the two or more users' respective media content libraries may be compared. Commonalities or related aspects of the two or more users' respective media content libraries can be determined and leveraged to generated personalized content recommendations.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED APPLICATION OF BUSINESS RULES USING TEMPORAL METADATA AND CONTENT FINGERPRINTING

Granted: July 13, 2017
Application Number: 20170201774
According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology, it is possible for content owners to better control the presentation of owned multimedia assets. Implementations of embodiments of the technology of the present disclosure leverage the specificity and greater breadth of detailed information about the multimedia asset of temporal metadata to enable content owners to associate business rules with particular content elements of the multimedia asset. After being notified of a…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A TEMPORAL-BASED DYNAMIC WATERMARK

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170163839
Systems and methods for dynamically and automatically generating digital watermarks are provided. Watermark payloads utilized in generating the digital watermarks are altered based upon changing conditions, such as environmental characteristics associated with playback or distribution of media content. Changing conditions may also encompass a change in the distribution/presentation chain of devices associated with the playback or distribution of the media content.

PRINT METHOD USING A THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTER TO PROVIDE SCANNING PROTECTION FOR PRINTED 3D OBJECTS

Granted: June 1, 2017
Application Number: 20170151715
A print method for printing three dimensional (3D) objects that are difficult to copy by use of a 3D scanner and 3D printer. The printer includes a print head with an extrusion nozzle with a heated portion and a print bed with a surface for receiving material extruded from the extrusion nozzle. The printer includes a print material supply spool loaded with an anti-scanning filament. The method includes operating the print head to draw the anti-scanning filament into the heated portion…

SALIENCY-WEIGHTED VIDEO QUALITY ASSESSMENT

Granted: June 1, 2017
Application Number: 20170154415
Systems and methods are disclosed for weighting the image quality prediction of any visual-attention-agnostic quality metric with a saliency map. By accounting for the salient regions of an image or video frame, the disclosed systems and methods may dramatically improve the precision of the visual-attention-agnostic quality metric during image or video quality assessment. In one implementation, a method of saliency-weighted video quality assessment includes: determining a per-pixel image…

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…