Disney Patent Grants

Real time kinematic analyses of body motion

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514722
Systems and methods are presented for generating statistics associated with a performance of a participant in an event, wherein pose data associated with the participant, performing in the event, are processed in real time. Pose data associated with the participant may comprise positional data of a skeletal representation of the participant. Actions performed by the participant may be determined based on a comparison of segments of the participant's pose data to motion patterns…

Detection of contacts among event participants

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11514677
Systems and methods are presented for detecting physical contacts effectuated by actions performed by an entity participating in an event. An action, performed by the entity, is detected based on a sequence of pose data associated with the entity's performance in the event. A contact with another entity in the event is detected based on data associated with the detected action. The action and the contact detections are employed by neural-network based detectors.

System for projecting light elements generated from light of a laser

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11512833
A system, comprising a light source configured to emit light; and a first component including a reflective surface configured to reflect the light as a plurality of light elements that are reflected onto a second component. The reflective surface may include a plurality of mirrors. Each mirror, of the plurality of mirrors, may be configured to reflect a portion of the light as a respective light element of the plurality of light elements. A first light element, of the plurality of light…

Curating narrative experiences through automated content compilation

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11509962
A content compilation system includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a memory storing a software code configured to provide an editorial interface. The hardware processor executes the software code to receive compilation authoring data via the editorial interface, identify one or more end-user(s) for receiving a content compilation, access a consumption profile of the end-user(s), obtain, using the consumption profile and a first authoring criterion in the…

Packager for segmenter fluidity

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11509949
Embodiments provide for methods, computer program products, and systems to improve media playback comprising receiving a variant stream, identifying respective maximum segment durations for a plurality of different types of client devices that will play media content contained in the variant stream, generating, using the variant stream, a respective playlist for each of the plurality of different types of client devices, wherein the respective playlists each contain different maximum…

Intelligent photography with machine learning

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11509818
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to intelligent photography with machine learning. Embodiments include receiving a video stream from a control camera. Embodiments include providing inputs to a trained machine learning model based on the video stream. Embodiments include determining, based on data output by the trained machine learning model in response to the inputs, at least a first time for capturing a first picture during a session. Embodiments include programmatically…

Dynamic authorization rule stacking and routing across multiple systems

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11509661
A system includes a hardware processor that executes a software code to receive an authorization request on behalf of a user for a stacked resource including resources offered separately by multiple resource providers, determine resource provider computers associated with the stacked resource, and send a look-up request including an electronic identity of the user to those computers, where the electronic identity is used as a look-up key for determining user attribute(s) of the user. The…

Automated salience assessment of pixel anomalies

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11508143
According to one implementation, a system for performing automated salience assessment of pixel anomalies includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a system memory storing a software code. The hardware processor is configured to execute the software code to analyze an image for a presence of a pixel anomaly in the image, obtain a salience criteria for the image when the analysis of the image detects the presence of the pixel anomaly, and classify the pixel anomaly as…

Capturing augmented reality on a head mounted display

Granted: November 22, 2022
Patent Number: 11508127
To capture augmented reality (AR) on a head mounted display the embodiments described herein include the optical display of virtual components of an AR on an AR device. A real world view within a field of view of the display of the AR device is captured, creating a composite image that combines the virtual components and real world physical components within the field of view of the AR device.

High speed binary compressive light field projection system

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11503274
Implementations of a compressive light field projection system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the compressive light field projection system utilizes a pair of light modulators, such as digital micromirror devices (DMDs), that interact to produce a light field. The light field is then projected via a projection lens onto a screen, which may be an angle expanding projection screen that includes a Fresnel lens for straightening the views of the light field and either a double…

Augmented reality image generation

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11501498
According to one implementation, an augmented reality image generation system includes a display, and a computing platform having a hardware processor and a system memory storing a software code. The hardware processor executes the software code to receive a camera image depicting one or more real-world object(s), and to identify one or more reference point(s) corresponding to the camera image, each of the reference point(s) having a predetermined real-world location. The software code…

Strain wave gearbox with over-torque protection

Granted: November 15, 2022
Patent Number: 11499592
A strain wave gearbox configured to provide over-torque protection. The strain wave gearbox is designed to include a clutch that is at least partially housed within or positioned inside the internal space (herein labeled a chamber or void space interchangeably with internal space) of a flex spline. In some cases, the internal space is utilized to generate the preload for the clutch, and it may be used to provide room for a clutch preload subassembly. The clutch is located outside the…

Realistic illumination of a character for a scene

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11496691
A system for illuminating a character for a scene includes a computing platform communicatively coupled to a lighting source and a camera, the computing platform including a hardware processor and a system memory storing a software code. The hardware processor executes the software code to identify a background for the scene, generate, using the lighting source, a simulation of the background on a surface illuminated by the lighting source, and utilize the simulation of the background…

System and method for configurable control of voice command systems

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11495226
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.…

Interactive editing of virtual three-dimensional scenes

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494966
Techniques are disclosed for interactive editing of virtual three-dimensional scenes. In the disclosed techniques, rendering is divided into (1) an interactive phase during which a user interactively edits a virtual scene while preview image frames are rendered using a modified ray tracing technique, and (2) a refinement phase during which full ray tracing is performed to show the user a final rendered image frame. The modified ray tracing technique may limit the number of bounces of…

Automatic low contrast detection

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494944
A method includes generating a delicate area map by performing a morphological function on a portion of a received first image and identifying a plurality of edges in the first image, the plurality of edges comprising a plurality of pixels. The method also includes verifying a first contrast metric for a first subset of pixels that are in the plurality of pixels but not in the delicate area map, verifying a second contrast metric for a second subset of pixels that are in the plurality of…

Predictive modeling techniques for generating ratings forecasts

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494814
A technique for predictive modeling to generate ratings forecasts in a media network is described. An episode-level programming schedule is imported into a viewership forecasting application to generate episode-level ratings predictions. Episode-level ratings predictions for media content in the episode-level programming schedule are generated by implementing multiple different predictive algorithms in parallel for each instance of specific media content in the programming schedule. In…

Automated prediction of pixel error noticeability

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494584
A system includes a hardware processor and a memory storing a software code including a predictive model. The hardware processor executes the software code to receive an input including an image having a pixel anomaly, and image data identifying the location of the pixel anomaly in the image. The software code uses the predictive model to extract a global feature map of a global image region of the image, the pixel anomaly being located within the global image region; to extract a local…

Systems and methods to determine when to rejoin a live media broadcast after an interruption

Granted: November 1, 2022
Patent Number: 11490148
Systems and methods to determine when to rejoin a live media broadcast after an interruption are presented herein. Weighting information including individual weights conveying importance of attribute values for a set of broadcast attributes of the live media broadcast may be obtained. One or more of the weighting information, the attribute values, and/or other information may facilitate making a determination of a rejoin point in time in the live media broadcast for rejoining the live…

Computational vibration suppression for robotic systems

Granted: October 25, 2022
Patent Number: 11478931
A robot control method, and associated robot controllers and robots operating with such methods and controllers, providing computational vibration suppression. Given a desired animation cycle for a robotic system or robot, the control method uses a dynamic simulation of the physical robot, which takes into account the flexible components of the robot, to predict if vibrations will be seen in the physical robot. If vibrations are predicted with the input animation cycle, the control…