Disney Patent Applications

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).

System and Method for Playsets Using Tracked Objects and Corresponding Virtual Worlds

Granted: August 4, 2016
Application Number: 20160220896
There is provided a system and method for playsets using tracked objects and corresponding virtual worlds. There is provided an object for use with a physical environment and connectable to a virtual world corresponding to the physical environment, the object including a processor and a plurality of sensors including a position sensor. The processor is configured to establish a first connection with the virtual world, wherein the virtual world contains a virtual object corresponding to…

ENHANCING GROUP DECISIONS WITHIN SOCIAL MESSAGING APPLICATIONS

Granted: August 4, 2016
Application Number: 20160224673
A system and method of enhancing group decision-making within messaging platforms, the method comprising analyzing a conversation thread between two or more participants communicating using a messaging platform; identifying one or more keywords occurring in the conversation thread associated with an event characteristic; determining a contextual use of the one or more keywords; determining one or more events relevant to the identified event characteristic and the contextual use; locating…

ROBUST ARTIFICIAL FOLIAGE

Granted: July 14, 2016
Application Number: 20160198785
An apparatus comprises a wire mesh that is shaped according to an artificial foliage pattern. The wire mesh is coated with a coating to match a characteristic of the artificial foliage pattern. The coating fills in spaces between the wire mesh to produce a translucent structure in the spaces that filters light. The mesh size, mesh materials, and the type of coating, e.g., type of paint, are selected so that the coating fills in the spaces to produce a translucent structure that is thin…

AUDIENCE INTERACTION PROJECTION SYSTEM

Granted: July 14, 2016
Application Number: 20160201888
A process and system capture infrared light that is reflected or emitted from a device to precisely locate the device. The process and system project visible light from a light source toward the device such that the light is precisely targeted at the device. Preferably the visible light passes through an atmosphere containing particulate matter rendering the visible light as a beam that appears to emanate from the device rather than from the light source.

System and Method for Synchronizing On-Air Commercial Programming with Interactive Applications

Granted: July 7, 2016
Application Number: 20160198212
There is provided a system and method for the synchronizing on-air commercial programming with interactive applications, providing interactive content synchronized with on-air television programming. There is provided a system comprising a client device with a display device and an input device and running a synchronization application. The client device receives digital data transmitted from a server, and transmits user feedback information generated from user interactions with the…

System and Method for Associating a Universal User Identification and a Domain Specific User Identification

Granted: June 23, 2016
Application Number: 20160182521
There is presented a system and method for associating a domain transcendent identification (ID) of a user and a domain specific ID of the user, the system comprising an ID association server accessible by a plurality of secure domains over a network. The system also includes an ID associator application that when executed by ID association server is configured to receive a domain specific ID that associates the user to the secure domain, enter the domain specific ID in a domain…

System and Method for Real-Time Location-Based Advertisement Insertion into Online Content

Granted: June 23, 2016
Application Number: 20160182970
There is provided a media content server for inserting a location-based advertisement into an online media content. The media content server comprises a memory including an online media content for online access; a processor configured to receive a request from a client for the online media content; determine an IP address of the client based on the request; map the IP address to a local advertisement server serving an area corresponding to the IP address; request a local advertisement…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING SKY LIGHT PROBES FOR OUTDOOR IMAGES

Granted: May 26, 2016
Application Number: 20160150143
Methods and systems for estimating HDR sky light probes for outdoor images are disclosed. A precaptured sky light probe database is leveraged. The database includes a plurality of HDR sky light probes captured under a plurality of different illumination conditions. A HDR sky light probe is estimated from an outdoor image by fitting a three dimensional model to an object of interest in the image and solving an inverse optimization lighting problem for the 3D model where the space of…

AIR DELIVERED SPECIAL EFFECTS

Granted: May 12, 2016
Application Number: 20160129363
A discharge platform comprises an air propulsion mechanism that propels the discharge platform through the air. The discharge platform also comprises a special effect storage device that stores a special effect and is operably connected to the discharge platform. Further, the discharge platform comprises a processor. In addition, the discharge platform comprises an air delivery special effect mechanism that discharges a special effect from the special effect storage device toward a…