Disney Patent Applications

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROXIMITY-BASED PERSONALIZED CONTENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Granted: November 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170316001
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.

DYNAMIC RANGE EXPANSION HIGHLIGHT INFORMATION RESTORATION

Granted: November 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170316553
Systems and methods are provided for generating high dynamic range (HDR) content using existing standard dynamic range (SDR) content. HDR content is generated by restoring lost detail in the SDR content using source content from which the SDR content was derived. The HDR content generated from the SDR content also preserves any color characteristics, such as color grading, of the SDR content in conjunction with the restoration of lost detail.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CO-DELIVERY OF CONTENT

Granted: October 26, 2017
Application Number: 20170310926
Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for providing co-deliver of primary and secondary content, including, video and video chat content. A first electronic device includes a transceiver that receives the secondary content from a second electronic device. The first electronic device also includes components capable of outputting aspects of the primary and secondary content in a synchronized fashion. Further, the first electronic device includes circuitry coupled to the transceiver…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENCODING AND TRANSMITTING HIGH DEFINITION 3-D MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Granted: October 26, 2017
Application Number: 20170310995
One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method and system for encoding decoding 3-D multimedia content. In one example, visual content having a plurality of source frames may be processed to create a plurality of first and second type frames from each of the plurality of source frames. The plurality of first and second type frames may be arranged to create modified content, and generating a distinguishing signal for the visual content, which may…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LINKING AND INTERACTING BETWEEN AUGMENTED REALITY AND VIRTUAL REALITY ENVIRONMENTS

Granted: October 19, 2017
Application Number: 20170301140
Systems and methods are described for linking and interacting between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) environments. An AR host system may capture or retrieve data associated with an AR view of a first user's real-world environment. The data may include an audio-visual stream of the real-world view, digital object data associated with digital objects overlaid on the real-world view, and other data. The AR host system transmits the data to a VR system. The VR system may…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENCE OR PROXIMITY-BASED SORTING

Granted: October 12, 2017
Application Number: 20170295227
Systems and methods are provided for proximity-based sorting. Information may be transmitted to user devices from beacons or similar transmitter-type devices. Based on this information, the user devices may be categorized or sorted based upon which beacons the user devices are proximate to, pass, or from which beacon the information is received. Subsequent activities and/or operations may then leverage this categorization or sorting of users.

AUGMENTED REALITY MUSIC COMPOSITION

Granted: October 5, 2017
Application Number: 20170287456
Systems and methods for re-arranging a musical composition using augmented reality are disclosed. A user can be provided with one or more physical image markers representative of at least one of a musical entity and a musical style in which a musical track has been pre-recorded. Upon capturing a visual scene in which one or more of these physical image markers are included, an augmented reality version of the visual scene is displayed along with audio corresponding to the musical…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LEVERAGING MACHINE LEARNING TO DELIVER TIME-SENSITIVE CONTENT OVER OPTIMAL DEVICES AND CHANNELS

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170272505
Systems and methods are described for leveraging machine learning to deliver time-sensitive media content offers to a consumer over an optimal device and channel. In an implementation, a server system transmits media content offers over an optimal device and channel to a user. The server system captures metadata of at least one of: the user's use of multiple devices, the user's media content preferences, the user's preferred transmission channels for receiving media content offers over…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATING IDENTIFICATION AND DISPLAY OF VIDEO DATA SETS

Granted: September 7, 2017
Application Number: 20170256289
A system for identifying, tagging, and displaying one or more assets within an audio visual (AV) file includes an asset tagging server, an asset tag acquisition device, and a database, wherein the asset tag acquisition device includes an asset identification engine configured to receive an asset identification data set and generate an asset tag data file that includes an asset tag corresponding to each asset. The asset tagging server is configured to receive, from an AV capture device,…

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF DYNAMIC CONTENT ANALYSIS

Granted: August 24, 2017
Application Number: 20170245011
Methods and systems of dynamic content analysis for categorizing media contents are provided. Data regarding the media contents that a user is watching on one or more devices is obtained, and the environment in which the user is watching the media contents may be captured. Metadata categorizing the events and the media contents can be generated, and the metadata may be further associated with a corresponding event.

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…