Disney Patent Grants

Unlocking of digital content based on geo-location of objects

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9764229
This disclosure relates to a system configured to unlock digital content related to toys associated with users. The digital content may be unlocked based on the associations between the toys and the users, and presence of objects associated with user accounts at predetermined geographic locations. The predetermined geographic locations may be locations within theme parks, restaurants, stores, and/or hotels. The toys associated with the users may include, for example, toys owned by the…

Ultraviolet printing with luminosity control

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9765226
Disclosed herein are printable compositions that include a UV-A blocking compound, wherein the composition is free of colorants that are visible under white light or UV light. Also disclosed herein are images formed by printing the printable composition on a substrate surface, wherein the substrate surface includes one or more Uv fluorescent materials on at least a portion thereof. Also disclosed herein are methods of forming an image on a substrate including printing a selected amount…

Dynamic player activity environment response

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9766773
Systems, methods, and computer program products to provide responses to emergent group activities in an interactive environment, by monitoring actions of one or more avatars in the interactive environment, the one or more avatars being controlled by a respective user, detecting a first action matching a first action property in a first group activity template for a first group activity, of a plurality of group activity templates, determining that the first group activity is occurring in…

Residual ratio tracking for estimating attenuation in heterogeneous volumes

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9767601
There is provided a system including a memory storing a software application and a processor configured to execute the software application to transmit a light through a scene, the scene including a medium described by an extinction function, define a fictitious medium described by a fictitious extinction function, determine a path through the medium, the path including a plurality of points, calculate one of a plurality of weights for each of the plurality of points, the one of the…

Algorithmic transcoding

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769234
Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for transcoding media content. Embodiments include receiving a request to perform a transcoding operation on a first instance of media content. The first instance of media content is analyzed to determine metadata describing the first instance of media content. Embodiments determine a set of currently available system resources for use in performing the transcoding operation on the first instance of media content. Additionally, embodiments…

Method and system for approximating fully calculated image sequence from a subset of calculated image data

Granted: September 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9761007
The disclosure provides an approach for approximating a fully calculated image sequence from a subset of calculated image data. In one configuration, a rendering application calculates, for each image in the image sequence, a subset of pixels including pixels previously occluded by object(s) in preceding images and pixels whose ages have exceeded a threshold value. The rendering application then approximates the remaining non-calculated image data by interpolating the image data that has…

Augmented reality videogame broadcast programming

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9751015
There is provided a system and method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a video capture system using flexible camera control to provide an augmented reality. There is provided a method comprising receiving input data from a plurality of clients for modifying a virtual environment presented using the virtual rendering system, obtaining, from the virtual rendering system, a virtual camera configuration of a virtual camera in the virtual environment, programming the video…

Linguistic analysis and correction

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9753915
Methods, computer program products, and systems for correcting a glyph in a translated text are described. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying a first form of a first glyph in a translation text having a plurality of contextual properties and analyzing, by the processor, the first form of the first glyph with reference to one or more glyph form tables comprising a plurality of forms of the first glyph based, at least in part, on the plurality of contextual properties.

Non-linear navigation of video content

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756392
Disclosed is a method for non-linear navigation of video content comprising receiving a video content asset comprising a plurality of video content clips tagged with information tags, the information tags connecting the video content clips to form a plurality of navigation paths; presenting a first video clip from the plurality of video clips; displaying a set of navigation options for selection by a user, each of the navigation options corresponding to a particular navigation path;…

Location based reward distribution system

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9744462
Embodiments of the invention broadly contemplate a location based rewards distribution system. Various embodiments of the invention provide rewards, for example video game unlock codes, based on a user physically visiting a specific physical location.

Passenger restraint providing lateral leg containment in an amusement park ride vehicle

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9744930
A vehicle for use in an amusement park ride with upright passenger seating. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and a seat assembly including a seat pan provided in the vehicle body between a front end and a rear end of the vehicle body. The vehicle further includes a passenger restraint system with: (a) a lap bar assembly; (b) a lap bar mount pivotally supporting the lap bar assembly within the vehicle body to pivot about a lap bar rotation axis passing between the seat pan and the…

System and method for proximity-based personalized content recommendations

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747289
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.

Method and system for producing customized content

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747371
There is provided a method for producing a customized content, comprising identifying a customizable content from which to produce the customized content, identifying a base content in the customizable content, and receiving at least one customizing criterion as input. The method further comprises determining a plurality of content modifiers for harmonizing the base content and the customizing criterion, extracting the plurality of content modifiers from a modification library, and…

Reconstruction of articulated objects from a moving camera

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747668
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…

Systems and methods for determining multi-platform media ratings

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9749688
There is provided a system comprising a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive first viewing data for a media content including a first total viewing time of the media content on a first viewing platform, receive a total possible number of viewers and a first audience composition percentage of a first audience viewing the media content on the first viewing platform, determine a first ratio by dividing the first…

System and method for real-time location-based advertisement insertion into online content

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9749711
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…

Holographic high power illumination distribution system

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740169
An illumination distribution system for distributing high power illumination to a set of projectors. The system includes a display element, such as a spatial light modulator (SLM), receiving light from a laser. The system includes a fiber optic array with connection locations for optical fibers. The system includes projectors that are each coupled to the fiber optic array at one or more of the connection locations with at least one optical fiber. The system includes a controller…

Methods and systems of playing multi-source media content

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740766
Methods and systems described herein play multi-source media content. A multi-source media content includes digital assets from multiple media sources. The digital assets may include a video digital asset, an audio digital asset, or a textual digital asset. The digital assets may be provided by different media content providers. The digital assets from multiple media sources may be played such that various components (e.g., a video component, an audio component, or a textual component)…

Object classification through semantic mapping

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740964
There are provided systems and methods for performing object classification through semantic mapping. Such an object classification system includes a system processor, a system memory, and an object categorizing unit stored in the system memory. The system processor is configured to execute the object categorizing unit to receive image data corresponding to an object, and to transform the image data into a directed quantity expressed at least in part in terms of semantic parameters. The…

Characterizing motion patterns of one or more agents from spatiotemporal data

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740984
Techniques are described to characterize motion patterns of a group of agents engaging in an activity. An analysis system receives input data associated with spatial and temporal information of at least one element of interest associated with the activity, where the object of interest may be a ball, person, animal or any other object in motion. The analysis system partitions the input data into a plurality of spatiotemporal segments and generates one or more representations of one or…