Disney Patent Applications

JAW TRACKING WITHOUT MARKERS FOR FACIAL PERFORMANCE CAPTURE

Granted: October 13, 2022
Application Number: 20220327717
Some implementations of the disclosure are directed to capturing facial training data for one or more subjects, the captured facial training data including each of the one or more subject's facial skin geometry tracked over a plurality of times and the subject's corresponding jaw poses for each of those plurality of times; and using the captured facial training data to create a model that provides a mapping from skin motion to jaw motion. Additional implementations of the disclosure are…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURABLE CONTROL OF VOICE COMMAND SYSTEMS

Granted: January 20, 2022
Application Number: 20220020363
A method of providing configurable control of voice command systems is disclosed herein. The method comprising a parent device receiving a voice command and comparing the voice command to a set of preferences for a user. The set of preferences may relate to one or more interactions between the user and a playback device. The method further comprises the parent device translating the voice command to a user interface (UI) command sequence for the playback device based on the comparison.…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING A CONVERSATION

Granted: September 2, 2021
Application Number: 20210273893
Systems and methods for an interactive communications system capable of generating a response to conversational input are provided. The interactive communications system analyzes the conversational input to determine relevant topics of discussion. The interactive communications system further determines which of the relevant topics of discussion can potentially lead to an unwanted end to a conversation. The interactive communications system redirects the conversation by providing…

LEARNING-BASED SAMPLING FOR IMAGE MATTING

Granted: July 22, 2021
Application Number: 20210225037
A method of generating a training data set for training an image matting machine learning model includes receiving a plurality of foreground images, generating a plurality of com posited foreground images by com positing randomly selected foreground images from the plurality of foreground images, and generating a plurality of training images by compositing each composited foreground image with a randomly selected background image. The training data set includes the plurality of training…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF REAL-TIME AMBIENT LIGHT SIMULATION BASED ON GENERATED IMAGERY

Granted: July 15, 2021
Application Number: 20210217226
Systems and methods for simulation of ambient light based on generated imagery are disclosed herein. Such a system can include a simulation sled, a simulation display that can display generated imagery viewable from the simulation sled, an ambient light simulator that can selectively illuminate portions of the simulation sled, and a processor. The simulation sled can include a plurality of user controls. The processor can: control the simulation display to generate imagery; identify an…

INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM DATA TAP AND MODEL FOR MANAGING INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM

Granted: May 27, 2021
Application Number: 20210157302
Some implementations of the disclosure are directed to tapping input/output (I/O) data from an industrial control system (ICS) or applying the tapped I/O data to a learned model to perform predictive or prescriptive maintenance. In one implementation, a method comprises: tapping I/O data from a controller of an ICS while the controller executes first control code to control one or more devices of the ICS; transmitting the tapped I/O data over a network to a second system; and executing,…

TRACKING SYSTEM FOR VISUAL EFFECT TRIGGERING USING INDUCED MAGNETIC FIELD AND PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS

Granted: March 25, 2021
Application Number: 20210088688
A system comprises active magnetic emitters positioned within an area, passive magnetic emitters configured to be moved within the area, a magnetic field detector configured to measure a strength and direction of a magnetic field within the area, and a processor in communication with the magnetic field detector. The passive magnetic emitters are configured to be integrated in, coupled to, or secured to at least one tracked object or tracked subject within the area. The processor is…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A LATENT SPACE RESIDUAL

Granted: March 4, 2021
Application Number: 20210067808
Systems and methods are disclosed for generating a latent space residual. A computer-implemented method may use a computer system that includes non-transient electronic storage, a graphical user interface, and one or more physical computer processors. The computer-implemented method may include: obtaining a target frame, obtaining a reconstructed frame, encoding the target frame into a latent space to generate a latent space target frame, encoding the reconstructed frame into the latent…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECONSTRUCTING FRAMES

Granted: March 4, 2021
Application Number: 20210067801
Systems and methods are disclosed for reconstructing a frame. A computer-implemented method may use a computer system that includes non-transient electronic storage, a graphical user interface, and one or more physical computer processors. The computer-implemented method may include: obtaining one or more reference frames from non-transient electronic storage, generating one or more displacement maps based on the one or more reference frames and a target frame with the physical computer…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PARTITIONING AN ANIMATABLE MODEL

Granted: February 11, 2021
Application Number: 20210042981
Systems and methods are disclosed for partitioning an animatable model. The system may include a non-transitory computer-readable medium operatively coupled to processors. The non-transitory computer-readable medium may store instructions that, when executed, cause the processors to perform a number of operations. One operation may include obtaining an animatable model. The animatable model may include a geometry matrix. Another operation may include obtaining user input to partition an…

INTERACTIVE TOY

Granted: January 28, 2021
Application Number: 20210023457
Systems, methods, and devices disclosed herein relate to an improved interactive experience. The system can be for delivery of an interactive attraction experience. The system can include a passenger vehicle having a plurality of passenger locations and a content presentation system that can present a virtual portion of the attraction experience viewable from the plurality of passenger locations. The system can include a transceiver that can transmit a trigger signal and at least one…

VARIABLE RESOLUTION RECOGNITION

Granted: January 21, 2021
Application Number: 20210019509
Systems and methods are described for dynamically adjusting an amount of retrieved recognition data based on the needs of a show, experience, or other event where participants are recognized. The retrieved recognition data may be deleted once it is no longer needed for the event. Recognition data retrieval is limited to just what is needed for the particular task, minimizing the uniqueness of any retrieved recognition data to respect participant privacy while providing an enhanced…

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC CONTENT UNLOCK AND ADAPTIVE CONTROLS

Granted: January 21, 2021
Application Number: 20210016184
Systems and methods for dynamic modification of an amusement ride are disclosed herein. The system can include a simulation vehicle including a plurality of controls and at least one interface. The system can include a content presentation system, and a processor. The processor can: provide content to the at least one passenger; identify a user skill level based on a plurality of user inputs received by at least some of the plurality of controls of the simulation vehicle; identify a…

JAW TRACKING WITHOUT MARKERS FOR FACIAL PERFORMANCE CAPTURE

Granted: January 14, 2021
Application Number: 20210012512
Some implementations of the disclosure are directed to capturing facial training data for one or more subjects, the captured facial training data including each of the one or more subject's facial skin geometry tracked over a plurality of times and the subject's corresponding jaw poses for each of those plurality of times; and using the captured facial training data to create a model that provides a mapping from skin motion to jaw motion. Additional implementations of the disclosure are…

TECHNIQUES FOR CONCEALED VEHICLE RESET

Granted: November 26, 2020
Application Number: 20200368628
Embodiments disclosed herein include an amusement park ride. The amusement park ride include a ride vehicle that can transition from a first configuration to a second configuration during the duration of the ride. The amusement park ride can include a loading area for loading passengers into the ride vehicle and a separate unloading area for disembarking passengers from the ride vehicle. After disembarking passengers from the ride vehicle the ride vehicle travels to a transition area…

INTERACTIVE TOY

Granted: November 26, 2020
Application Number: 20200368627
Systems, methods, and devices disclosed herein relate to an improved interactive experience. The system can be for delivery of an interactive attraction experience. The system can include a passenger vehicle having a plurality of passenger locations and a content presentation system that can present a virtual portion of the attraction experience viewable from the plurality of passenger locations. The system can include a transceiver that can transmit a trigger signal and at least one…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTIVE RESPONSES BY TOYS AND OTHER CONNECTED DEVICES

Granted: November 12, 2020
Application Number: 20200358629
The present disclosure may be embodied in systems, methods, and computer readable media, and may allow for interactive responses by network-enabled objects, programs, and machines. Embodiments described are well-suited for communicating and responding using small-sized data messages, thus allowing for their implementation in standard messaging systems and by simple devices such as toys and other low-level electronic devices that may have limited processing capacity and/or memory. The…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALLOWING INTERACTIVE BROADCAST STREAMED VIDEO FROM DYNAMIC CONTENT

Granted: September 24, 2020
Application Number: 20200298113
Some implementations of the disclosure are directed to allowing interactive broadcast streamed video from games and other dynamic content. In accordance with some implementations, a content creator may publish a plurality of video surfaces of an environment for streaming to a plurality of client devices for video playback. The plurality of video surfaces may correspond, for example, to a cube map of a gaming environment captured from the perspective of a player. Upon receiving a stream…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING LABELED CONTENT

Granted: August 6, 2020
Application Number: 20200250457
Systems and methods are disclosed for modifying labeled target content for a capture device. A computer-implemented method may use a computer system that includes non-transient electronic storage, a graphical user interface, and one or more physical computer processors. The computer-implemented method may include: obtaining labeled target content, the labeled target content including one or more facial features that have been labeled; modifying the labeled target content to match…

STREAMABLE COMPRESSED GEOMETRY FOR LIVE BROADCAST

Granted: July 23, 2020
Application Number: 20200230503
A system and method for high-quality, three-dimensional live streaming of graphical content. Graphical geometry data generated through execution of multimedia software, e.g. a video game, is converted into a geometry streaming format that is independent of the operating system of the host system running the software. The converted data is broadcast over a network to one or more spectator systems, which are configured to execute the converted data to render locally the three-dimensional…