US Pat. No. 10,319,075

METHOD FOR UPSCALING NOISY IMAGES, AND APPARATUS FOR UPSCALING NOISY IMAGES

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1. A method for upscaling noisy input images, comprising:upscaling a noisy input image to obtain a noisy High-Resolution, HR, image;
denoising the noisy input image to obtain a denoised Low-Resolution, LR, image;
upscaling the denoised LR image to obtain an upscaled denoised LR image; and
combining, by a series of non-linear filtering steps, the noisy HR image and the upscaled denoised LR image to generate a denoised HR image.

US Pat. No. 10,257,491

METHOD FOR ADAPTING A NUMBER OF VIEWS DELIVERED BY AN AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE, AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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1. A method for adapting a number of views delivered by an auto-stereoscopic display device having sub-pixels, said method being executed by an electronic device, and comprising:determining a number of views based on information related to said auto-stereoscopic display device and a handshake mechanism with said auto-stereoscopic display device, said information comprising: 1) a list of number of views supported by said auto-stereoscopic display device and 2) at least an information indicative of a computing power of a device needed to deliver content for each view, wherein said list of number of views comprises at least two different number of views;
obtaining a correspondence map between said sub-pixels of said auto-stereoscopic display device and said number of views; and
providing content to said sub-pixels of said auto-stereoscopic display device according to said correspondence map to adapt said number of views delivered by said auto-stereoscopic display device having said sub-pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,212,474

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION FOR MULTI-SCREEN VIEWING

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1. A method of processing, by a first device, a video program and information related to the video program from a server, comprising:sending, by the first device, location information of the first device to the server, wherein the first device is registered in a user account of a user as a standalone device at the server;
sending, by the first device, a request to the server for the video program;
receiving, by the first device, the video program and no information related to the video program, if a distance between the first device and a second device registered as a handheld device in the user account is determined by the server to be less than a predefined threshold according to the sent location information;
receiving, by the first device, information related to the video program and no video program, if the distance between the first device and the second device is determined by the server to be not less than the predefined threshold according to the sent location information;
detecting first view change information of the user and sending the first view change information to the server, wherein the first view change information indicates that the user view is switched to the first device; and
providing the received video program or the received information related to the video program for viewing on a display, wherein the distance is less than the predefined threshold when the first view change information indicates that the user view is switched away from the first device and wherein the received video program has a first quality and after sending the first view change information, the received video program has a second quality worse than the first quality.

US Pat. No. 10,257,048

METHOD AND USER INTERFACE CONTROLLING COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT FROM SOURCES

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1. A method for managing communications comprising:receiving a plurality of communications, said communications being associated to corresponding contexts;
determining a user profile comprising a plurality of contexts and a corresponding weighting value for said plurality of contexts, the weighting values being modified graphically through a user interface allowing to modify the proportions of the weighting values by user input adjusting a size of graphical elements representing the plurality of contexts of the user profile;
associating to said context a plurality of communication sources and determining a corresponding weighting value for said plurality of communication sources,
wherein the associating and determining steps are performed graphically through the user interface allowing the user to establish a graphical relation between the graphical elements representing the plurality of contexts of the user profile and graphical elements representing the plurality of communication sources;
displaying the graphical associations between the communication sources and the contexts wherein a graphical element representing a context includes the graphical elements representing the associated sources; and
allowing to modify the proportions of communications received from the associated communication sources by user input adjusting a size of the graphical elements representing the plurality of associated communication sources for the context; and
selecting, among communications, the communications corresponding to said user profile wherein the quantity of communications selected for the plurality of contexts is proportional to the weighting for the context and the associated communication sources;
outputting the selected communications; and
controlling a display frequency of the selected communications based on at least the weighting of the context, the weighting of the associated communication sources or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,147,199

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AN ORIENTATION OF A VIDEO

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1. A method for presenting video frames of a video, each video frame relates to one of a landscape (0°, 180°) orientation and a portrait orientation (90°, ?90°), comprising:extracting translation-based parameters including a horizontal translation and a vertical translation from an estimated motion of the video frames;
computing at least one feature representing an integrated value of the horizontal translation and the vertical translation over a time period, wherein when the integrated value is positive, it is the landscape (0°, 180°) orientation; when the integrated value is negative, it is the portrait orientation (90°, ?90°); and
presenting the video frames within the time period in an orientation based on said at least one feature.

US Pat. No. 10,212,321

METHOD AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR CALIBRATING A PLENOPTIC CAMERA

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1. A method for calibrating a plenoptic camera, said plenoptic camera comprising a lenslet array placed between a main lens and a photosensor, said lenslet array comprising a plurality of lenslets, the method being characterized in that it comprises:obtaining a white image W and a model that describes light scene occlusion induced by the main lens and each lenslet for a given pixel of said photosensor, wherein said model is represented by a set of parameters;
obtaining values of a first subset of parameters from said set of parameters in said model;
obtaining values of a second subset of parameters from said set of parameters in said model by performing a maximum likelihood estimation method based on said model, said white image and said values of a first subset of parameters, wherein a union of said first subset of parameters and said second subset of parameters corresponds to said set of parameters; and
applying the set of parameters to the plenoptic camera.

US Pat. No. 10,204,432

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COLOR PROCESSING OF DIGITAL IMAGES

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1. A device comprising a processor configured to:obtain luminance information of a first image;
obtain color information of a second image, the second image being an image resulting from image processing of the first image;
determine a plurality of segmented image regions by performing superpixel segmentation based on the luminance information of the first image;
determine a color seed for each segmented image region based on the color information of the second image; and
determine a third image based on diffusing the color seeds of the segmented image regions.

US Pat. No. 10,165,049

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING TCP HANDSHAKES

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1. A device for performing a TCP handshake, the device comprising:an interface configured to transmit messages between at least one external device and a processor in the device; and
a processor configured to:
receive from the interface a SYN-ACK message for which the device has not sent a corresponding SYN message, the SYN-ACK message comprising a source address;
generate an ACK message corresponding to the SYN-ACK message; and send the ACK message to the interface for transmission to the source address
wherein the processor is further configured to access a TCP stack storing records of transmitted SYN messages and to reconstruct the TCP handshake as if the device had sent the corresponding SYN message by patching the TCP stack as if the device had sent the corresponding SYN message and by creating a record corresponding to the corresponding SYN message.

US Pat. No. 10,187,925

WIFI DISPLAY COMPATIBLE NETWORK GATEWAY

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17. An interconnection device comprising:a first communication interface configured to communicate wirelessly over a local area network;
a second communication interface configured to share content over the local area network in accordance with an interoperability protocol for local area networks;
control circuitry configured to:
transmit, via the first communication interface using wireless communication to a first remote device, at least one information element to enable said interconnection device otherwise incompatible with a function for reproduction to be detected by a first remote device as an audiovisual content reproduction device that is compatible with a function for reproduction using a wireless connection interface, said interconnection device acting as a proxy for a second device communicatively connected over the local area network to the second communication interface of the interconnection device;
receive, from said first remote device using wireless communication via the first communication interface, data frames defined in a link layer of a wireless network protocol, said data frames comprising data representing audiovisual content; and
transmit, via the second communication interface, said audiovisual content to said second device, wherein the second device is configured to reproduce said audiovisual content by an implementation of functions defined in said interoperability protocol adapted to sharing content with equipment connected to a same local area network, and wherein said interconnection device facilitates a transfer of audiovisual content between the first remote device and the second device, which are both otherwise incompatible for realizing said transfer directly therebetween,
wherein said at least one information element for detection of said interconnection device by the first remote device is an information element IE of a MAC network layer, as defined in a peer-to-peer wireless communication standard.

US Pat. No. 10,194,202

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTION IN A DEVICE

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1. A method comprising:entering a first operational state in a device in response to a user input, the first operational state powering a portion of circuits in the device;
detecting presence of a signal received at an input to the device, the received signal to be output from the device for display on a display device;
entering a second operational state in the device if the presence of the signal is detected, the second operational state powering one or more circuits for outputting the received signal;
entering a third operational state from the first operational state after not detecting the presence of the signal at the input to the device for a first period of time, the third operational state powering only one or more circuits needed for user input to the device; and
entering the first operational state from the third operational state, after a second time period and not in response to a user input, for detecting the presence of the signal at the input to the device.

US Pat. No. 10,182,120

METHOD FOR ASSIGNING A TAG WITH AN ACTION WITHIN A NETWORK, RESPECTIVE NETWORK AND CONTROL DEVICE

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1. A method for assigning a tag with an action for a network device within a network comprising a management server, a control device and the network device, the tag comprising a unique tag identification number and a uniform resource locator (URL) of the management server, the action being related to an operation of the network device, wherein the network is a publish/subscribe network and the control device and the network device include a management application for communicating with each other via publish/subscribe messages and wherein the method comprisesreading the tag by the control device,
reading the URL by the control device and connecting the control device with the management server,
in case the tag has no action assigned, selecting an action to be performed by the network device for the tag from a list included in the management application of the control device, and
informing the management server about the selected action, to enable the management server to store the selected action in a memory of the management server, and
informing the network device to perform the action.

US Pat. No. 10,171,414

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESSES TO CLIENTS OF A NETWORK AND CORRESPONDING APPARATUS

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1. A method for allocation of Internet Protocol addresses to network devices in a communication network to avoid Internet Protocol session discontinuity for the network devices, wherein said communication network comprises an Internet Protocol address server and a memory and said method is implemented by said Internet Protocol address server, said method comprising:receiving, from a first network device of said network devices in said communication network, a request for attribution of an Internet Protocol address to a Media Access Control address, the request comprising said Media Access Control address;
retrieving information from the memory to determine if an Internet Protocol address is attributed to the Media Access Control address;
if an Internet Protocol address is not attributed to the Media Access Control address, applying a Media Access Control address translation to the Media Access Control address, to obtain a translated Media Access Control address;
retrieving information from the memory to determine if an Internet Protocol address is attributed to the translated Media Access Control address; and
if an Internet Protocol address is attributed to the translated Media Access Control address, retrieving from the memory the Internet Protocol address attributed to the translated Media Access Control address and transmitting, to said first network device, the Internet Protocol address attributed to the translated Media Access Control address.

US Pat. No. 10,153,976

ADAPTIVE LOAD BALANCING IN RESIDENTIAL HYBRID GATEWAYS

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1. A method of operating a residential gateway for controlling load balancing, the residential gateway having a first, wired data connection and a second, wireless data connection, wherein at least the second data connection connects to a network node which at least temporarily maintains simultaneous connections to at least one residential gateway and at least one mobile station and data is communicated over the second data connection only in case a specified data rate on the first data connection is lower than a required data rate, the residential gateway being communicatively connected to a load balancing controller, the method comprising, at the residential gateway:sending a registration request to the load balancing controller, the registration request comprising an identification of the residential gateway and an identification of the network node to which the residential gateway is communicatively connected;
receiving a listening address from the load balancing controller from which it receives load balancing control messages;
receiving load balancing control messages from the load balancing controller under the listening address; and
in response to a corresponding load balancing control message, adjusting a maximum allowed data traffic on its second data connection.

US Pat. No. 10,147,996

STRAIN RELIEF ANTENNA WIRING CONNECTOR IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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1. An electronic device comprising:a printed circuit board having wire securing slots along an edge of the printed circuit board and electrical connectors on a side of the printed circuit board adjacent to the edge; and
electronic components having wires extending therefrom, the wires each passing through and being secured in a respective one of the wire securing slots and connected to one of the electrical connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,133,547

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNTHESIZING A SOUND

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1. A method of generating a sound, the method comprising:obtaining an information representative of a first speed of a first object moving on a first surface;
generating said sound according to information representative of at least two reference sounds and according to said information representative of the first speed, said at least two reference sounds corresponding to a sound obtained by moving a second object on a second surface with at least two second speeds, the first surface being different from the second surface, one different second speed being associated with each reference sound of said at least two reference sounds.

US Pat. No. 10,244,571

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PAIRING DEVICES

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1. A method for pairing two devices, one of which is a first device, the other is a second device, wherein the method is implemented at the first device, comprising:generating a tracing pattern to be displayed on either of one or both of the first and second devices, by taking into account the display characteristics of both first and second devices;
generating a pair of indicators for alignment references to be displayed on each of the first and second devices, said indicators providing a relative position of both first and second devices as well as a direction for a swipe gesture;
sending whole or a part of the tracing pattern for displaying the tracing pattern on the second device if any and the indicator to the second device;
displaying the corresponding tracing pattern and the indicator on the first device;
receiving information indicating the result of tracing on the second device; and
accepting pairing the two devices according to the information.

US Pat. No. 10,228,928

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING A SERVICE MODE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE

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1. An electronic device comprising:a mechanical cabinet, said mechanical cabinet comprising a receptacle able to receive a remote control device, the electronic device being suitable to be controlled remotely by said remote control device, said receptacle comprising a device for detecting a presence of said remote control device in said receptacle; and
a control unit suitable for updating, via a communication interface of said electronic device, data embedded in said electronic device, said updating comprising:
configuring the electronic device into a standby mode upon detecting a presence of the remote control device within the receptacle of the electronic device;
initiating a first timer upon detecting the presence of the remote control device within the receptacle of the electronic device;
transmitting in said standby mode, via said communication interface, a request for updating at least one embedded software module to a remote server; and
updating the at least one embedded software module via said communication interface after the electronic device is placed in said standby mode, said updating of the at least one embedded software module being delayed until the first timer reaches a first value.

US Pat. No. 10,200,789

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN AUDIO RENDERING AND/OR ACQUIRING DEVICE, AND CORRESPONDING AUDIO RENDERING AND/OR ACQUIRING DEVICE, SYSTEM, COMPUTER READABLE PROGRAM PRODUCT AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

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1. An audio rendering and/or acquiring device belonging to a communication system comprising a master device, said audio rendering and/or acquiring device comprising at least one processor, the processor acting to configure said audio rendering and/or acquiring device to consume data from and/or to produce data to at least one first channel of a plurality of audio channels of said master device, said acting to configure comprising:obtaining from said master device, for at least one second audio channel of said plurality of audio channels, an information representative of whether said second audio channel is currently assigned to at least another audio rendering and/or acquiring device of said communication system, said obtaining being performed sequentially on channels of said plurality of audio channels according to a numbering of said audio channels until an information representative of a second audio channel being not currently assigned to another audio rendering and/or acquiring device is obtained or an information representative of all channels being currently assigned to at least another audio rendering and/or acquiring device of said communication system is obtained; and
when an information representative of a second audio channel being not currently assigned to another audio rendering and/or acquiring device is obtained, the processor selects said at least one first audio channel as being said not currently assigned second channel.

US Pat. No. 10,200,678

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINING TEXT WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT

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1. A method of displaying text with three-dimensional image content to prevent obstruction in a three-dimensional image, the method comprising:receiving three-dimensional image content and text, the three-dimensional image content having a maximum depth value;
determining the maximum depth value of the three-dimensional image content;
displaying the three-dimensional image content; and
displaying the text at the maximum depth value.

US Pat. No. 10,146,431

TOUCH PANEL DEVICE

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1. A touch panel device comprising:a rectangular screen including a detection region for a button on the screen and a respective visible display region for indicating a position of the detection region, the detection region being smaller than, and completely inside, the respective visible display region and having an area greater than an area of a detected contact in the detection region; and
a control section for setting a parallelogram shape of the detection region for the button for generating a control signal in response to the contact detected in the detection region, said control signal indicating a corresponding input;
wherein the parallelogram shape of the detection region has a top boundary, a bottom boundary, a right boundary, and a left boundary, with the top and bottom boundaries being parallel to one another and to a boundary of the visible display region and the left and right boundaries being parallel to one another and inclined with respect to a side edge of the rectangular screen and the visible display region, the inclination being determined based on a hand configuration setting associated with a hand used to contact the detection region, the hand configuration setting being based on user input regarding handedness preferences or a default hand configuration setting; and
wherein the visible display region is not identical to the detection region and comprises a non-detection region.

US Pat. No. 10,142,675

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING TIMING ARTIFACTS IN REMULTIPLEXING

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1. A method for controlling a plurality of single program transport streams during remultiplexing, comprising:buffering in a buffer of a plurality of single program transport streams;
determining, by a processor, a transfer data rate for each of the plurality of buffered single program transport streams, said transfer data rate being based on a drain data rate of a decoder transport buffer for the plurality of buffered single program transport streams;
transferring, by the processor, the plurality of buffered single program transport streams to a multiplex buffer associated with a multiple program transport stream at said determined transfer data rate for each of the plurality of buffered stream single program transport streams, said plurality of buffered single program transport streams being transferred to the multiplex buffer in alternating order;
buffering each of the plurality of single program transport streams;
restamping, by the processor, a program clock reference value; and
padding the plurality of single program transport streams with null packets.

US Pat. No. 10,097,394

FILTERING IDENTIFIER FOR AN OFDM SYSTEM

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1. A receiver comprising:an orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) receiver for receiving an OFDM broadcast signal, the received OFDM broadcast signal conveying frames, each frame comprising a preamble portion and a following data portion; wherein at least one preamble portion conveys information to the receiver if a following data portion has, or has not, been filtered prior to transmission; and
a processor, responsive to the information if a following data portion has, or has not, been filtered prior to transmission, for controlling a filter to process the following data portion to compensate for being filtered prior to transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,241,753

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS BY A USER

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1. An apparatus, comprisinga detecting unit for detecting a first event executed by a user in relation to a plurality of devices including the apparatus;
a control unit generating a second event according to the first event detected by the detecting unit, said second event being specific to said apparatus;
an output unit for presenting the second event to the user, wherein
the control unit generates a command for executing the first event on the apparatus as a function of a response of the user to the second event detected by the detecting unit; and
the second event comprises an audio query produced by a speaker and presented with a random delay to confirm the intention to execute the first event on the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,206,171

METHOD FOR SCHEDULING WAKE/SLEEP CYCLES BY A CENTRAL DEVICE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

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1. A method for scheduling power save cycles by a central device in a wireless network comprising a plurality of wireless devices, said method comprising:determining a system reference cycle as a minimum value of a delay constraint on a real-time service for each wireless device of said plurality of wireless devices that has a real-time service;
attributing a length of a power save cycle to each wireless device, wherein each power save cycle length is an integer multiple of the system reference cycle and wherein the integer value is varied to form a difference between the power save cycle length for each of the plurality of wireless devices;
assigning a sleep period and a wake period within the power save cycle of each wireless device using the predetermined power save cycle length; and
arranging the power save cycle of each wireless device to avoid collision of the wake period with those of other wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,169,886

METHOD OF MAPPING SOURCE COLORS OF AN IMAGE INTO A TARGET COLOR GAMUT OF A TARGET COLOR DEVICE IN TWO MAPPING STEPS

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1. A method comprising for at least one source color of a source image and in a same reference color space:first mapping said at least one source color from a source color gamut into a reference color gamut along a first mapping trajectory, resulting in a corresponding intermediate color different from said at least one source color,
second mapping said intermediate color from said reference color gamut into a corresponding target color gamut along a second mapping trajectory, resulting in a corresponding target color different from said intermediate color and from said at least one source color,
wherein said first mapping trajectory is defined as being approximately identical to aid second mapping trajectory,
wherein a direction of said first mapping is opposed to a direction of said second mapping along the first and second trajectory, and
wherein said reference color gamut differs from said source color gamut and from said target color gamut.

US Pat. No. 10,120,121

DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING LIGHT

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1. A device for transporting light, comprising at least two light pipes and at least one connection part, the at least two light pipes and the at least one connection part being molded with same material as a single component,wherein each of the at least one connection part includes two constitution parts for connecting to two adjacent light pipes of the at least two light pipes, each of the two constitution part has a larger polygonal base, a smaller polygonal base, and at least three surfaces connecting the larger polygonal base to the smaller polygonal base,
wherein two larger polygonal bases of the two constitution parts connect to the two adjacent light pipes; and two smaller polygonal bases of the two constitution bases connect to each other,
wherein for each constitution part, at least one surface, whose inside faces incident direction of light within its connecting light pipe, inclines towards the larger polygonal base.

US Pat. No. 10,122,579

AUTOMATIC RECONFIGURATION OF NETWORK DEVICES

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1. A method for preparing a first network device for automatic configuration in a network comprising an access point and a plurality of stations, wherein the first network device is adapted to switch from the role of access point to the role of station and vice versa, the method comprising, when the first network device has the functional role of the access point in the network:receiving a profile of at least one second network device connected to said first network device, wherein the second network device is adapted to switch from the role of station to the role of access point in the network and vice versa, the profile of the second network device comprising access point credentials of the second network device in the network;
comparing the received profile with existing profiles stored in a memory of said first network device; and
storing the profile of the second network device in the memory in case the profile is not yet stored in the memory, wherein the first network device and the second network device are provided with an auto role detection allowing each of them to detect its functional role in the network being either an access point or a station,
wherein the method further comprises:
determining a role change of the first network device from the role of access point to the role of station and identifying that one of the at least one second network device operates as a new access point;
retrieving the profile of the second network device operating as a new access point from the memory; and
connecting the first network device to the second network device using the access point credentials of the second network device within the retrieved profile.

US Pat. No. 10,108,314

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING AND PROCESSING HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE VIDEO AND IMAGES

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1. A system for processing video data, comprising:a hardware processor; and
a display screen configured to:
render a graphical user interface containing a video player region providing a regional current video output section and a global current video output section on the display, wherein the regional current video output section in the video player region presents a region-based tone mapping and the global current video output section in the video player region presenting a global-based tone mapping, wherein the regional current video output section is always displayed when the global current video output is displayed;
render a regional video section and a regional histogram region in the provided regional current video output section of the rendered graphical user interface;
render a plurality of histogram intensity values in the regional histogram region for a current video frame being processed in the regional video section and a plurality of anchor points within the regional histogram region to demonstrate a division of the regional histogram region into a plurality of exposure regions, wherein the displayed plurality of anchor points within the regional histogram region are operated by the regional histogram region;
render a regional control section comprising of a regional changeable exposure control and a regional changeable contrast control;
render a global video section and a global histogram region in the provided global current video output section of the rendered graphical user interface;
render a plurality of histogram intensity values in the global histogram region for the current video frame being processed in the global video section and a plurality of anchor points within the global histogram region to demonstrate a division of the global histogram region into a plurality of exposure regions, wherein the displayed plurality of anchor points within the global histogram region are operated by the global histogram region;
render a global control section comprising of a global changeable exposure control and a global changeable contrast control;
render an operator section and a time line that are adjacent to one another and below of the video player region provided in the rendered graphical user interface, wherein the time line shows the time of the current frame of video being processed;
render a color histogram region that simultaneously demonstrates individual color histograms for the current frame of video being processed on the render graphical user interface;
render a readout section within the rendered color histogram region that simultaneously demonstrates a measurement of a number of pixels that are overexposed or underexposed for each individual colors associated with the color histogram region; and
render the regional current video output section, the global current video output section, the regional video section, the global video section, the regional histogram region, the global histogram region, the regional control section, the global control section, the color histogram region and the readout section simultaneously within the rendered graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,096,340

METHOD FOR PROCESSING A VIDEO SCENE AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

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1. A device comprising:a network interface configured for receiving a 3D representation of a scene, and
a processing unit for determining into said 3D representation at least two candidate objects, for computing a value of at least one criteria for each of said at least two candidate objects, for computing a signature of each of said at least two candidate objects, said signature being representative of 3D features of each of said at least two candidate objects, for automatically determining an object to be removed and a substitute object from a plurality of candidate substitute objects of a library, each candidate substitute object having a signature, said automatic determination being based on comparison of signatures and on the candidate object criteria values, and for processing a video of the scene by replacing the object to be removed by said substitute object into said video of the scene.

US Pat. No. 10,203,730

METHOD FOR OBTAINING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HOUSING PANEL AND CORRESPONDING HOUSING, DEVICE AND APPARATUS

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1. A housing to be mounted, in a mounting position, on a body of an electronic device, said housing comprisingat least one panel intended to cover, in said mounting position, at least one portion, intended to be illuminated, of a display screen of said electronic device,
wherein said at least one panel is moulded from a first mixture of at least one base material and at least one opacifying material, said at least one panel having at least one first transparency criterion, and being adapted to conceal said at least one portion of said display screen in said mounting position, in an absence of illumination from said display screen, and to leave, said at least one portion of said display screen visible, through said at least one panel, when said at least one portion of said display screen is illuminated;
the surface of the at least one panel comprising at least one junction surface with a concealing element adapted to at least partially conceal, in said mounting position, a component of said electronic device, said at least one junction surface comprising a first portion being an oblique portion forming an acute angle with at least one inner surface of said at least one panel, said inner surface being adapted to face, in said mounting position, said at least one portion of said display screen to be illuminated.

US Pat. No. 10,165,254

METHOD FOR OBTAINING LIGHT-FIELD DATA USING A NON-LIGHT-FIELD IMAGING DEVICE, CORRESPONDING DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE CARRIER MEDIUM

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1. Method for obtaining light field data of a scene from a sequence of images of the scene, each image being captured at a different viewpoint by an image capture device, the method being executed by said image capture device and comprising:obtaining a reference image of the scene at a reference viewpoint for said image capture device, an interest area of the scene being comprised in the reference image and a reference position being associated with said interest area in a reference local coordinate system of said image capture device;
moving a position of the image capture device to capture a current image of the scene at a current viewpoint of said image capture device; and
for the current image of the scene at the current viewpoint of said image capture device:
identifying said interest area of the scene in the current image;
determining, in the reference local coordinate system, a current position of said interest area of the scene identified in the current image;
comparing the current position with the reference position; and
providing a capture guidance indicator adapted to guide in relative positioning of the image capture device towards the interest area, as a function of results of the comparison between the current position and the reference position to obtain light field data of the scene from a sequence of images of the scene.

US Pat. No. 10,120,987

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING PROTECTED IOS SOFTWARE MODULES

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1. A method for executing code of an application of an application package comprising a first version and a second version of the application, the first version intended to be executed on a genuine device and the second version intended to be executed on a jailbroken device, the method comprising in a device:determining by at least one hardware processor a jailbreak status of the device;
computing by the at least one hardware processor an integrity value for the code;
deriving by the at least one hardware processor a decryption key based on at least the jailbreak status and the integrity value; andin case the jailbreak status indicates that the device is genuine:decrypting by the at least one hardware processor using the decryption key at least a first part of the first version stored in a memory of the device to obtain a first processed part; and
executing, by the at least one hardware processor using the first processed part, the first version; andin case the jailbreak status indicates that the device is jailbroken:decrypting by the at least one hardware processor using the decryption key at least a second part of the second version stored in the memory to obtain a second processed part; and
executing by the at least one hardware processor the second processed part.

US Pat. No. 10,235,126

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ON-THE-FLY AUDIO SOURCE SEPARATION

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16. A method of audio source separation for an audio mixture, performed by a processor, comprising:receiving an audio mixture and at least one text query associated with the audio mixture;
retrieving at least one audio sample from an auxiliary audio database by matching the text query with semantic information associated with the auxiliary audio database;
evaluating the at least one audio sample retrieved from the auxiliary audio database; and
separating the audio mixture into a plurality of audio sources using the at least one audio sample, said evaluating and separating being performed jointly by applying non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) to the audio mixture and the audio samples.

US Pat. No. 10,141,627

COMPACT WIRELESS ANTENNAE MOUNTING WITH ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION

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1. An electronic device comprising:a vertically oriented front wall;
a first side wall connected to a first end of the front wall to form a first corner;
a second side wall connected to a second end of the front wall to form a second corner;
a first antenna assembly positioned inside the electronic device adjacent to the first corner, the first antenna assembly comprising a first elongated planar antenna body having a major axis, the first antenna assembly mounted in a first vertical plane with the major axis corresponding to the first vertical plane;
a second antenna assembly positioned inside the electronic device adjacent to the second corner, the second antenna assembly comprising a second elongated planar antenna body having a minor axis, the second antenna assembly mounted in a second vertical plane with the minor axis corresponding to the second vertical plane;
a circuit board having a peripheral edge, wherein the first and second antenna assemblies are positioned outside the peripheral edge; and
slots formed into a horizontal bottom frame into which ends of the first and second elongated planar antenna bodies are positioned, the slots forming a continuous barrier around the first and second elongated planar antenna bodies for electrostatic discharge protection;
wherein the first antenna assembly is oriented perpendicularly to the second antenna assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,251,028

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A WIRELESS LINK IN A LOCAL AREA NETWORK INCLUDING A WIRELESS BRIDGE, RESPECTIVE WIRELESS BRIDGE, PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

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1. A method for operating a wireless link in a local area network (LAN) including a LAN access point, a wireless bridge linked with the LAN access point and a receiver linked with the wireless bridge, the wireless bridge including a bridge access point and a bridge station providing the wireless link therebetween, wherein a multicast data connection is established between the LAN access point and the receiver via the wireless bridge, comprising:recieving by the bridge station, through the wirelss link, a multicast data stream from the LAN access point, and
sending a query message by the bridge station to the receiver when the wireless link is restored after a connection loss of the wireless link, for triggering a transmission, by the receiver, of a join request message to renew the multicast stream.

US Pat. No. 10,229,278

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ENCRYPTION AND DECRYPTION OF GRAPHICAL 3D OBJECTS

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1. A method for encrypting a graphical 3D object, the method comprising, at an encryption device:obtaining, at a communication interface, the graphical 3D object;
obtaining a proxy comprising a set of polyhedrons, the interior of the set being empty;
processing, by a processor, points of the graphical 3D object to obtain transformed points lying within the polyhedrons of the proxy;
retaining the transformed points of the graphical 3D object in a memory; and
outputting, by the communication interface, a protected graphical 3D object comprising the transformed points to a decryption device for rendering.

US Pat. No. 10,250,927

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING PLAYBACKS AT TWO ELECTRONIC DEVICES

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1. A method for synchronizing playback of a program including a video and associated first audio at a first electronic device with playback of a second audio associated with the program at a second electronic device that also receives the first audio, the first audio and the second audio being different from each other, the method comprising:decoding by the second electronic device, the first audio, and outputting the decoded first audio;
decoding by the second electronic device, the second audio and outputting the decoded second audio for playing back by the second electronic device;
receiving a user command to synchronize the playback of the video at the first electronic device and playback of the second audio at the second electronic device from a first position, which is a first time interval away from a beginning of the program in a normal playback of the program, wherein the first position is selectable through the user command; wherein when the playback of the second audio is at the first position, the playback of the program by the first electronic device is at a second position, which is a second time interval away from the beginning of the program in a normal playback;
responsive to the user command, the method further comprising:
capturing by a capturing device in the second electronic device, the playback of the first audio at the first electronic device;
determining by the second electronic device, an offset between the outputted decoded first audio and the captured first audio; and
adjusting outputting of the decoded second audio according to the offset, so that the playback of the first audio at the first electronic device is synchronized with the playback of the second audio at the second electronic device;
the method further comprising asking for another user command for an adjustment of the first position when a difference between the first time interval and the second time interval is more than a predefined interval.

US Pat. No. 10,236,990

ADDING A KEYPAD TO A DEVICE CONFIGURED WITH A WIRELESS RECEIVER

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1. A device, wherein said device is configured to receive user input commands from a wireless remote control, said wireless remote control comprising a wireless transmitter, a first microcontroller, a first key matrix, and first input keys, said first microcontroller being configured to convert said user input commands received via said first key matrix from said first input keys to amplitude modulated control commands, said wireless transmitter being configured to wirelessly transmit said amplitude modulated control commands to said device, said device comprising a wireless receiver electrically coupled to said device for controlling said device through control commands received from said wireless remote control, said device further comprising:second input keys;
a second key matrix;
a second microcontroller configured to convert user input commands, received from said second input keys via said second key matrix, to amplitude modulated control commands;
a low-pass filter configured to remove amplitude modulation from said amplitude modulated control commands received from said second microcontroller and electrically coupled to said device for controlling said device through said second input keys; and wherein said second microcontroller is configured to disable said wireless receiver for a preset period of time when detecting input from said second input keys.

US Pat. No. 10,314,204

HEATSINK ALIGNMENT TO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

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1. An electronic device comprising:a circuit board having a peripheral edge positioned in the electronic device;
a heat sink contacting the circuit board, the heat sink having orientation features on a periphery of the heat sink, wherein the orientation features comprise alignment features that extend downward in a first direction from two opposing edges of the periphery of the heat sink, the alignment features contact two opposing ends of the peripheral edge of the printed circuit board to orient the heat sink with respect to the circuit board, the alignment features comprising a wall portion oriented in the first direction that contacts a portion of the opposing ends of the peripheral edge of the printed circuit board oriented in the first direction, and a ledge portion oriented in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction that protrudes inwardly from the wall portion, the ledge portion contacts a surface oriented in the second direction of the printed circuit board near peripheral edge of the printed circuit board; and
a first antenna assembly positioned inside the electronic device adjacent to a wall of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,270,517

METHOD OF SELECTIVELY ENABLING A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT OR REPEATER

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1. A method of selectively enabling one of a first and a second operating mode in a repeater, the repeater providing access to a network, the repeater having a wireless receiver and a wireless transmitter for providing bi-directional communication with a mobile station through a first wireless link, wherein, in the first operating mode, the wireless transmitter is not continuously enabled, and wherein, in the second operating mode, the wireless transmitter is continuously enabled, the method comprising, at the repeater and in the first operating mode:receiving, from an access point, status information about a second wireless link between the access point and the mobile station;
receiving, a probe message from the mobile station; and
depending on a distance of the mobile station to the repeater and to the access point determined based on the received status information and information provided by the probe message from the mobile station, switching to the second operating mode, the second operating mode allowing association of the mobile station with the repeater via the first wireless link and providing wireless communication for the mobile station with the access point through the first wireless link and through the repeater.

US Pat. No. 10,249,341

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT WITH INERTIAL MEASUREMENTS

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1. A method for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial measurements associated with timestamps on a mobile device recording the audiovisual content, said audiovisual content comprising a synchronized audio track, comprising:in response to a vibration of the mobile device, recording an audio signal within the audio track and an inertial signal within the inertial measurements, both being generated by said vibration;
processing the recorded audio signal to determine a first timestamp for a peak in the audio signal;
processing the recorded inertial signal to determine a second timestamp for a peak in the inertial signal;
determining a time distance between the first timestamp and the second timestamp; and
adjusting timestamps of the inertial signal by said time distance causing the synchronization of audiovisual content with inertial measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,275,532

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTENT DISCOVERY

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1. A method comprising:selecting a number of display regions based on a display type; and
selecting at least one item category to be displayed in the number of selected display regions in accordance with a content discovery process, the content discovery process including:
a multi-way search process which includes:
tracking a user's item category selections; and
removing non-selected item categories displayed in the number of selected display regions from future display in the number of selected display regions during the content discovery process;
an item category selection process which includes:
selecting at least one item category that has not been displayed in the number of selected display regions and was not previously non-selected during the multi-way search process;
retrieving from a memory the at least one item category that has not been displayed in the number of selected display regions and was not previously non-selected during the multi-way search process; and
displaying the retrieved at least one item category during the content discovery process.

US Pat. No. 10,267,977

DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING LIGHT

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1. A device for transporting light, comprising:at least two light pipes; and
at least one connection part, the at least two light pipes and the at least one connection part connecting the at least two light pipes and being molded with same material as a single component, wherein the at least one connection part comprises a triangular prism having a connection surface for connecting the at least two light pipes and two other surfaces having acute angles with the connection surface, said triangular prism operating to prevent light leakage between the at least two light pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,270,549

METHOD OF AUDIO/VIDEO BROADCAST PLAY OUT HANDOVER AND CORRESPONDING APPARATUS

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1. A method of seamless play out handover from a first device to a second device of an audio/video broadcast, said method being implemented by an intermediate mobile communication device, referred to as third device, said method comprising:setting up, by said third device, a reception by an audio/video broadcast receiver arrangement in said third device of said audio/video broadcast as also received and played out by said first device;
detecting, by said third device, an interruption of play out by said first device of said audio/video broadcast;
storing, after said detecting, in a timeshift memory in said third device said audio/video broadcast received by said audio/video broadcast receiver arrangement in said third device;
connecting said third device to said second device in response to a presence of said second device is detected by said third device, and timeshifted streaming by said third device of said audio/video broadcast received by said audio/video broadcast receiver arrangement in said third device to said second device from said timeshift memory in said third device for seamless play out handover by the third device of said audio/video broadcast from said first device to said second device.

US Pat. No. 10,263,323

ANTENNA STRUCTURE WITH SELF SUPPORTING FEATURE

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1. An antenna structure comprising:a first conductive element having a first length, the first conductive element including a first connecting interface to connect, at a first end, the antenna structure to an electrical circuit;
a second conductive element having a second length, the second conductive element connecting, at a first end, to a second end of the first conductive element;
a third conductive element having a third length, the third conductive element connecting, at a first end, to a second end of the second conductive element and orthogonal to the first conductive element and the second conductive element; and
a fourth conductive element having the first length, the fourth conductive element connected, at a first end to the second conductive element at a point on the second conductive element between the first conductive element and the third conductive element, the fourth conductive element connected, at a second end, to the electrical circuit, the fourth conductive element being in parallel and coplanar with the first conductive element.

US Pat. No. 10,284,887

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ASSIST SYNCHRONIZATION OF DISTRIBUTED PLAY OUT OF CONTENT

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1. A method comprising:extracting, at a first station, at least a plurality of first features from audio captured by a first microphone at the first station;
receiving, at the first station from a communication network, at least a plurality of second features of audio captured by a second microphone at a second station, the second features being extracted at the second station, each of the first features and the second features forming an identifiable representation of aspects of the corresponding captured audio;
storing the received plurality of second features in a buffer at the first station;
comparing the extracted plurality of first and second audio features to determine if a latency exists between the first and second stations, and if so, then
generating synchronization information to initiate at least one of a pause or jump operation in connection with content playing out by at least one of the first and second stations for an interval corresponding to an interval by which one station leads the other station to synchronize content undergoing play out at the first and second stations; and
purging the buffer once said content undergoing play out at the first and second stations is synchronized, said purging being a different event from an end of the content play out, and being performed in response to a reset message indicating the content play out being synchronized.

US Pat. No. 10,284,750

LIGHTNESS MAPPING IN TWO STEPS

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1. Method of color gamut mapping source colors into targets colors from a source color gamut towards a target color gamut in a gamut mapping color space that can be partitioned into 2D constant-hue leaves having axes for lightness and chroma, said method comprising:first lightness-mapping each source color having a lightness L into a first lightness-mapped color having a lightness L? according to a first lightness-mapping function ƒ1(C,L) associated with the constant-hue leaf comprising said source color, wherein said lightness-mapping function is defined such that a source cusp color defined as a color having a highest color chroma CCSOURCE in said constant-hue leaf and in said source color gamut is lightness-mapped according to said function into a target cusp color defined as a color having a highest color chroma CCTARGET in said constant-hue leaf and in said target color gamut, and,when said first lightness-mapped color is located out of said target color gamut:second lightness-mapping said first lightness-mapped color into a second lightness-mapped color such that this second lightness-mapped color is located inside said target color gamut or outside said target color gamut but closer to the boundary of said target color gamut than before said second lightness-mapping, and such that any two different first mapped colors that are second lightness-mapped are second lightness-mapped into different second lightness-mapped colors.

US Pat. No. 10,271,446

ELECTRICAL GROUNDING COMPONENT AND CORRESPONDING ELECTRONIC BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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1. A grounding component for electrically grounding at least one electronic component, said grounding component comprising:a first positioning element adapted to be positioned on an external face of said electronic component, said external face intended to be at least partially accessible from an outside of a device once said electronic component is installed in said device;
a second positioning element adapted to be positioned on a first face adjacent to said external face of said electronic component, said first face comprising at least one electrically conductive part;
a first contact element, which is electrically conductive and adapted to come into contact with the electrically conductive part of said first face of said electronic component;
a second contact element, which is electrically conductive and adapted to come into contact with at least one electrically conductive part of another component of said device, when said electronic component is installed in said device and said grounding component is mounted on said electronic component; wherein said first contact element and said second contact element being adapted to be in mutual electrical contact; and
all parts of said grounding component located opposite to a face of said electronic component adjacent to said external face being located opposite to said first face, said grounding component comprising at least one third positioning element adapted to be positioned on a rear face, with respect to said external face, of said electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,270,943

HUE CHANGING COLOR GAMUT MAPPING

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1. A method for gamut mapping source colors into target colors from a source color gamut towards a target color gamut, comprising:adaptively changing a source hue of at least one source specific color towards a target hue of a corresponding target specific color based on a difference a between a hue of this source specific color and a hue of this target specific color to determine a mapped specific color;
performing color gamut mapping for the source colors of the source color gamut towards the target color gamut based on the mapped specific colors,
wherein the specific colors are at least one selected from a group of primary colors, secondary colors, a group of primary colors and secondary colors,
wherein said changing of hue is represented by a hue rotation angle
in a hue-chroma plane having an origin O defined by a zero chroma value in this plane, where, if said at least one source specific color and corresponding target specific color are represented respectively by (Ps) and (Pt) in said hue-chroma plane, ?=, ?=, and ?=.

US Pat. No. 10,270,957

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AN ADAPTED SLICE IMAGE FROM A FOCAL STACK

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1. An apparatus for generating an adapted slice image from a focal stack using an all-in-focus image derived from the focal stack, the apparatus comprising:a processor configured to:
select a slice image in the focal stack, wherein the slice image is an intersection plane across the focal stack, wherein the focal stack is a collection of refocused images which define a cube of images,
select at least one object in the all-in-focus image to be focused in the adapted slice image, wherein the all-in-focus image is an image in which all the objects appear in focus, and
generate the adapted slice image by combining the selected at least one object in the all-in-focus image onto the selected slice image, wherein the adapted slice image is a modified version of the slice image in which the at least one object appears in focus.

US Pat. No. 10,249,046

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBJECT TRACKING AND SEGMENTATION VIA BACKGROUND TRACKING

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1. A method for tracking an object, comprising:establishing the object in a current frame by circumscribing the object with a first bounding box;
establishing a background region encompassing the object in the current frame by circumscribing the object with a second bounding box larger than the first bounding box to encompass the object in at least a portion of background surrounding the object;
estimating a location for the object in a next frame;
determining propagation of the background region; and
segmenting the object from its background based on propagation of the background region.

US Pat. No. 10,277,936

MANAGEMENT METHODS OF A VIDEO DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING VIDEO DEVICE

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1. A method implemented by a server, the method comprising:transmitting, by the server, a first request for obtaining service list information from at least a video device;
receiving, from said at least one video device, said service list information in response to said first request;
for at least one logical channel that is associated with more than one service coordinate, checking, according to said service list information, whether a preferred service coordinate is associated with a digital terrestrial television service having a first quality of reception; and
transmitting, by the server, a second request to said at least a video device in response to the preferred service coordinate associated with the digital terrestrial television service is not having the first quality of reception, the second request requesting the at least a video device to scan a digital terrestrial television frequency and to update at least a digital terrestrial television parameter in a digital terrestrial television service list management, and set the digital terrestrial television parameter for associating said preferred service coordinate with said digital terrestrial television service having the first quality of reception.

US Pat. No. 10,313,647

METHOD OF TRANSITIONING COLOR TRANSFORMATIONS BETWEEN TWO SUCCESSIVE MAIN SEQUENCES OF A VIDEO CONTENT

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1. Method of receiving and processing images of a video content divided in at least two successive main sequences of successive images, comprising:receiving, at a video processor, images of a first main sequence and receiving a first color transform associated with said first main sequence,
processing, at the video processor, images of said first main sequence using said received first color transform,
providing the processed images of the first main sequence for rendering on a display;
receiving, at the video processor, images of a second main sequence and receiving a second color transform associated with said second main sequence,
after reception of said second color transform, processing, by the video processor, each image of a transition sequence using a transition color transform associated with said image, wherein said transition sequence is composed of successive images of the second main sequence and wherein the first image of said transition sequence is an image received after reception of said second color transform, wherein transition color transforms associated with images of said transition sequence are generated by blending the first color transform or no color transform with the second color transform, wherein such a blending is computed with an increasing weight allocated to the second color transform over images of said transition sequence, and with a decreasing weight allocated to the first color transform or no color transform over images of said transition sequence causing a progressive color transform change of the images of the transition sequence from the first color transform or no color transform towards the second color transform,
processing received images of said second main sequence that follows the last image of said transition sequence using said second color transform, and
providing the processed images of the second main sequence for rendering on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,305,718

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PEAK TO AVERAGE POWER RATIO IN A SIGNAL

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US Pat. No. 10,268,368

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR TOUCH INPUT

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1. A method comprising:obtaining touch data from a touch-sensing surface, the touch data being stored in a matrix;
selecting a number of gesture components to be generated;
generating a set of gesture components based on the touch data and the number of gesture components by performing a sparse matrix decomposition of said matrix;
obtaining a first touch input from the touch-sensing surface;
determining a projection of the first touch input on said set of gesture components; and
determining a plurality of control inputs of a computing system based on said projection.

US Pat. No. 10,334,229

METHOD FOR OBTAINING A REFOCUSED IMAGE FROM A 4D RAW LIGHT FIELD DATA USING A SHIFT CORRECTION PARAMETER

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1. A method for obtaining a refocused image from a 4D raw light field data for a given focus (zfocus), the method being characterized in that it comprises applying a shift correction parameter on shifted and summed images from said 4D raw light field data, said shifted and summed images being defined as a function of said given focus (zfocus), and said shift correction parameter (?) comprising, for at least a part of pixels of at least two sub-aperture images derived from at least one 4D light field data of a test-chart image, determined shifts for pixels belonging to said part of pixels between said at least two sub-aperture images, said test-chart image chosen to be textured and comprising patterns adequate to compute disparities between said sub-apertures images ensuring robustness of a shift estimation.

US Pat. No. 10,333,756

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PEAK TO AVERAGE POWER RATIO IN A SIGNAL

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US Pat. No. 10,297,009

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN EXTRAPOLATED IMAGE USING A RECURSIVE HIERARCHICAL PROCESS

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1. A method of generating an extrapolated image that extends beyond a border of an image, the method comprising:accessing a border portion of the image;
generating a first extrapolated image based on a resizing of the border portion of the image, wherein Intra prediction is used to determine an estimated angle of prediction of a block on the border, and a predicted block is propagated in the first extrapolated image at the estimated angle;
generating the extrapolated image based on prediction and weighting determined from blocks of the first extrapolated image, wherein the extrapolated image is higher resolution than the first extrapolated image.

US Pat. No. 10,298,903

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING A PART OF AN IMMERSIVE VIDEO CONTENT ACCORDING TO THE POSITION OF REFERENCE PARTS

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1. A method of rendering a first part of an immersive video content having a field of view wider than a field of view of a user, the method comprising:obtaining parameters from at least one controller, said parameters being representative of a first part to render, said first part being a part of the immersive content corresponding to the field of view of the user;
determining a first distance between said first part and at least one reference part of the immersive video content;
processing a version of said first part, called degraded version, by degrading a visual quality of said first part according to said first distance, the greater the first distance, the higher the level of the visual degradation; and
rendering said degraded version of the first part; wherein
said first distance is:
an Euclidian distance between a center of said first part and a center of said at least a reference part, or
the shortest Euclidian distance among a set of distances between any point of said at least a reference part and any point of said first part, or
an average Euclidian distance of distances between any point of said at least a reference part and any point from said first part.

US Pat. No. 10,285,298

CABLE RETAINER FOR SET TOP BOX LEAD DRESS

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1. An electronic device assembly comprising:an electronic device having a first panel and a second panel adjacent and orthogonal to the first panel, wherein the first panel includes apertures and the second panel includes a panel jack for connecting to cables; and
a cable retainer having a base and an upstanding wall that is adjacent to and extending from the base, the base being attached to the first panel of the electronic device, the upstanding wall facing the second panel, the upstanding wall being spaced from the second panel, and the upstanding wall having slots for supporting the cables;wherein the upstanding wall has a plurality of sections in which the sections are at different gaps from the second panel of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,319,105

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CALIBRATING AN IMAGE ACQUISITION DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

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1. Method of calibrating an image acquisition device comprising:emitting at least one light source pattern in an object space of said image acquisition device;
adjusting one of said source patterns until an image pattern of said source pattern formed on a sensor of said image acquisition device exhibits a shape which centroid corresponds to a centroid of a reference pixel of said sensor, called a target image pattern; and
analyzing said adjusted source pattern and estimating therefrom at least one characteristic of a pixel beam directed to said reference pixel from said adjusted source pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,327,033

METHOD OF ACQUIRING ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION AND CORRESPONDING APPARATUS

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1. A method of acquiring electronic program guide information from event information tables of multiple types wherein said event information tables are comprised in a broadcast stream multiplex, said broadcast stream multiplex comprising audio/video data and program information for a plurality of audio/video services, the method comprising:acquiring an event information table from a selected audio/video service selected among said plurality of audio/video services comprised in said broadcast stream multiplex;
determining whether said acquired event information table is of a first type, comprising event information related to the selected audio/video service, and determining whether said acquired event information table is of a second type, comprising event information related to other, non-selected audio/video services comprised in said broadcast stream multiplex, each of said first type and of said second type of acquired event information table comprising at least a header, a payload and a cyclic redundancy check computed over at least said header and said payload;
when said acquired event information table is of said first type, and if it is determined from comparing of payload only that its payload only is different from a payload only of a last received event information table that was used to update a database of electronic program guide information, updating the database with electronic program guide information comprised in said received event information table; and
when said acquired event information table is of said second type, and if it is determined from comparing of payload only that its payload only is different from only payloads of previously received event information tables of said second type, and it is determined from comparing of payload only its payload only is further different from payload only of a last acquired event information table that was used to update said database of electronic program guide information, updating the database with the electronic program guide information comprised in said acquired event information table.

US Pat. No. 10,313,718

SYSTEM PHYSICAL LAYER PIPE FOR A DIGITAL TELEVISION SYSTEM

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1. An apparatus for transmitting a multi-carrier modulated signal on a physical channel, said apparatus comprising:a source that provides data, said data comprising a broadcaster table identifying a plurality of broadcasters which are sharing said physical channel and providing a PLP id for each of a plurality of physical layer pipes (PLP) belonging to said plurality of broadcasters, wherein each physical layer pipe of the plurality of physical layer pipes represents a virtual channel or service and at least one PLP of the plurality of physical layer pipes is shared among at least two broadcasters in the plurality of broadcasters; and
a multi-carrier modulator that modulates said data by allocating said data to a plurality of carriers of said physical channel in a plurality of modulation symbols;
wherein the broadcaster table comprises a broadcaster id for each broadcaster of said plurality of broadcasters and a corresponding broadcaster system information PLP id, and a broadcaster system information PLP containing system information for each broadcaster; and
wherein the broadcaster table further comprises a number of PLPs for each broadcaster and each PLP id for each broadcaster.

US Pat. No. 10,367,049

ELECTRO-OPTICAL ELEMENT INTEGRATING AN ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DIODE AND AN ORGANIC TRANSISTOR FOR MODULATING SAID DIODE

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1. An electrooptic element having an organic light-emitting diode and an organic semiconductor modulation transistor for modulating the organic light emitting diode (OLED), said OLED and said organic semiconductor modulation transistor being bonded to one and the same substrate,said modulation transistor comprising:
a gate electrode disposed on the substrate;
a transparent isolating layer disposed over the gate electrode and the entire substrate;
a gap formed in a doped semiconductor material layer disposed over said transparent isolating layer, said gap forming an active zone; and
a layer of organic semiconductor material positioned over the doped semiconductor material layer and filling the gap to form the active zone, said layer of organic semiconductor material having a boss configured to separate an EL layer of the OLED to prevent colors from mixing during fabrication of an image display panel using the electrooptic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,348,947

PLENOPTIC IMAGING DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH AN ENHANCED OPTICAL SYSTEM

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1. A plenoptic imaging device comprising a micro-lens array placed between a main lens and a photosensor, said micro-lens array comprising a plurality of micro-lenses arranged in an image plane of the main lens, each micro-lens being configured to project a micro-image onto the photosensor, said main lens having a main optical axis and an aperture diaphragm plane, said main lens covering a field-of-view of a scene according to a capture axis centered on the main optical axis, called central field-of-view,wherein said plenoptic imaging device comprises multi-faceted optical arrangement having at least two facets and placed in a plane adjacent to the aperture diaphragm plane and centered on the main optical axis, each facet being configured to cover a rotated field of view having a capture axis that is inclined with respect to the main optical axis so that the captured rotated field-of-views form an expanded field-of-view covering said central field-of-view.

US Pat. No. 10,366,478

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING A HDR IMAGE BY GRAPH SIGNAL PROCESSING

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1. A method of obtaining a first image representative of a scene, the first image having a first dynamic range, the method comprising:obtaining a plurality of second images representative of said scene, the second images having a second dynamic range that is lower than the first dynamic range;
for a second image of said plurality of second images, identifying at least one first pixel of a first block of pixels having a first pixel value greater than a first threshold value or less than a second threshold value;
retrieving a second pixel in another second image of said plurality of second images corresponding to said at least one first pixel;
in a second block of pixels comprising said second pixel, determining weighting values representative of similarity between said second pixel and the other pixels of said second block; and
obtaining said first image by assigning a second pixel value to said at least one first pixel, the second pixel value being obtained from said weighting values and first values associated with pixels of said first block of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,346,473

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING A SUMMARY VIDEO

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1. A method for creating a summary video from a plurality of videos comprising a plurality of video segments and associated comments, the method comprising:retrieving text comments based on a keyword query, wherein the keyword query searches at least text comments associated with the plurality of videos segments;
retrieving video segments associated with the retrieved comments;
assigning social scores to the video segments, wherein the social scores are based on at least ratings of users that provided the comments associated to the video segment;
receiving a social curve for the video summary, wherein the social curve defines a required value of social score spanning the timeline of the expected summary video;
ordering the retrieved video segments by selecting video segments whose social score best fit the social curve; and
creating the summary video composed by the succession of ordered retrieved video segments.

US Pat. No. 10,347,287

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REARRANGEMENT OF MEDIA DATA USING VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SAME

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1. A method of rearrangement of media data using visual representations of the media data via an operation unit of an apparatus, each item of the media data, being associated with temporal metadata, the method comprising:changing a position of the visual representation of a first media data item from a first temporal position to a second temporal position upon receipt of a user input to an input unit of the apparatus, wherein positions of visual representations of the media data items between the first and the second temporal positions are automatically changed in a same direction as a direction of position change of the visual representation of the first media data item, while positions of visual representations of media data items located opposite to the direction of position change relative to the first temporal position remain unchanged.

US Pat. No. 10,373,241

PARENTAL CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEDIA SERVICE SYSTEM

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1. A method for control of purchases by first person responsible for a second person, said method comprising, at a parental control system:transmitting a notification to a computing device of said first person that said second person is attempting to make an online purchase from a media delivery service;
receiving verification that said first person is authorized to approve said online purchase;
transmitting a screen to said first person's computing device for said first person's approval or disapproval of said purchase;
receiving said first person's approval or disapproval, wherein said screen posts a query to said computing device of said first person to determine if said first person wants to review comments of other authorized users' on said attempted online purchase;
receiving said first person's response to said query; and
transmitting, to the first person's computing device, a supplemental screen displayable on a display of the first person's computing device, including said other authorized users' comments on said attempted online purchase responsive to said first person's response to said query; and
receiving said first person's approval or disapproval based on information in said supplemental screen.

US Pat. No. 10,348,084

SURGE PROTECTOR FOR A TRANSCEIVER

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1. An apparatus for providing protection against surge energy, comprising:an N-plexer filter coupled to a conductor susceptible to apply the surge energy to said N-plexer filter, when the surge energy occurs;
a first surge suppressing threshold device;
a diplexer including a first filter configured as a low-pass filter and a second filter coupled between said N-plexer filter and one of a transmission stage and a receiver stage for applying a radio frequency (RF) signal at a normal operation frequency range between said N-plexer filter and said one stage, said low-pass filter coupled between said N-plexer filter and said first surge suppressing threshold device for diverting the surge energy from said N-plexer filter to said first surge suppressing threshold device to dissipate the surge energy in said first surge suppressing threshold device, when the surge energy occurs, and for increasing RF isolation, at said normal operation frequency range, between said first surge suppressing threshold device and at least one of said N-plexer filter and said one stage; and
a second surge suppressing threshold device coupled to an output of said one stage and a third filter coupled between said one stage output and said second filter for filtering out harmonics;
wherein the first filter, the second filter, and the third filter are configured as multicomponent filters.

US Pat. No. 10,374,645

HOLDING SLOT FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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1. An electronic device comprising:a plurality of walls;
a printed circuit board;
two holding slots on one wall of the plurality of walls, each of the two holding slots having a constant hollowed shape that extends inward from said one wall and being configured to hold a corner of an edge of the printed circuit board during assembly of the electronic device, the constant hollowed shape of the two holding slots are U-shape, V-shape or C-shape having an opening portion, the opening portions or the two holding slots facing each other to hold the printed circuit board perpendicularly with respect to said one wall during assembly of the electronic device, while the printed circuit board is positioned parallel to said one wall once the electronic device is assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,375,124

PUBLISH/SUBSCRIBE NETWORK ENABLED FOR MULTIMEDIA SIGNALING CONTROL, METHOD FOR INITIATING A SESSION WITHIN THE NETWORK AND RESPECTIVE NETWORK DEVICE

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1. A method for initiating a session within apublish/subscribe network, the method comprising:
publishing a first topic by a first user interface of a first device, the first topic identifying the first user interface and including an address-identifier identifying a second user interface of a second device;
triggering a request to start a session:
starting a first media endpoint by publishing the first media endpoint to the publish/subscribe network by using a second topic for the first media endpoint representing the first media endpoint and describing the capabilities of the first media endpoint; and
linking the first media endpoint with a second media endpoint of the second user interface, after it is determined that the second user interface has accepted the session.

US Pat. No. 10,375,518

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING PROXIMITY BETWEEN TWO DEVICES

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1. A method of monitoring a first device proximity to a second device, the method comprising:monitoring at least one wireless link between said first device and said second device;
notifying a user about a loss of proximity of said first device by triggering an alert of the loss of proximity of said first device by the second device when said at least one wireless link is disrupted while a calendar event stored in an electronic calendar is imminent; and
increasing, from a lower level to a higher level, the alert of the loss of proximity of said first device as the calendar event becomes more imminent,
wherein the monitoring of the at least one wireless link is performed periodically by the first device or by the second device,
wherein a frequency of said monitoring increases as the calendar event becomes more imminent.

US Pat. No. 10,368,274

METHOD OF CONTROLLING HANDOVER IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND APPARATUS AND SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

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1. A method for managing an association of a mobile terminal to at least a first access point in a wireless communication system comprising at least two access points and a network equipment, the mobile terminal being associated to a second access point, the method comprising:the network equipment sending a message to the first access point triggering a measurement by the first access point of a parameter indicating a quality of the connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal;
the network equipment receiving, from the first access point, a value representing a quality of a connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal determined by the first access point; and
the network equipment sending a command, to the first access point, to selectively accept or reject a future association request issued by the mobile terminal based on the value representing the quality of the connection between the first access point and the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,477,632

INDICATOR CIRCUIT AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

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1. An indicator circuit comprising:a first light emission device configured to be driven by a first voltage to emit light;
a second light emission device configured to be driven by a second voltage to emit light; and
a control device configured to be driven by the first voltage and the second voltage to allow the first light emission device to be driven when the first voltage is active but the second voltage is not active and not to allow the first light emission device to be driven when the first voltage and the second voltage are active,
wherein the control device is configured to allow a current to flow from a terminal to which the second voltage is applied to the first light emission device but prevent a current from flowing out from the first light emission device when the first voltage and the second voltage are active, and
wherein the control device is configured to allow a current coming from a terminal to which the first voltage is applied to flow through and out from the first light emission device when the first voltage is active but the second voltage is not active.

US Pat. No. 10,397,018

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISTRIBUTION POINT UNIT, RESPECTIVE DISTRIBUTION POINT UNIT AND CPE DEVICE

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1. A method for operating a distribution point unit, wherein said distribution point unit comprises a selection circuit comprising monitor and control logic and a selection switch for providing a first service or a second service to at least a customer premises equipment, the selection switch having a default state, in which the first service is provided, and a second state, in which the second service is provided, said method comprisingreceiving, from said customer premises equipment, a switching signal, the switching signal powering the selection circuit; and
the monitor and control logic in the second circuit, when detecting the switching signal, switching the selection switch from the default state to the second state, to provide the second service to the customer premises equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,389,701

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SECURELY ACCESSING A WEB SERVICE

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1. A method for securely accessing a web service by a web application running in a browser on a user device through a network, whereinsaid web service is hosted by a local device accessed by the user device, using processing circuitry, via a local area network;
said local device is delivered, by a trusted operator, a fully qualified name that uniquely identifies said local device and a certificate associated to said fully qualified name, the fully qualified name being associated with an IP address of the local device;
the method comprising:
sending by the user device to the network a request for accessing said web service by addressing a generic name that identifies any device hosting said web service;
receiving from the network by the user device a response to said request, said response comprising said fully qualified name identifying said local device hosting said web service;
when said fully qualified name is comprised in a list, connecting, by the user device, the web application to said local device by addressing said fully qualified name, wherein the list is dynamically obtained from said trusted operator by said web application running in the browser on the user device prior to the sending of the request;
receiving, by the user device, said certificate from said local device;and when said certificate associated to said fully qualified name is verified by the browser, securely accessing said web service.

US Pat. No. 10,388,323

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING LIGHT FIELD VIDEO DATA

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1. A method for operating a transition between two light field videos, comprising:receiving light field video data from two light field video sequences having temporally synchronized video frames, each video frame comprising multiple selectable viewpoints;
displaying, in a first window, temporally subsequent first light field video frames of a first light field video sequence from said two light field video sequences, each of said first light field video frames comprising multiple selectable first viewpoints of said first light field video sequence;
displaying, in a second window, temporally subsequent second light field video frames of a second light field video sequence from said two light field video sequences, each of said second light field video frames comprising multiple selectable second viewpoints of said second light field sequence;
receiving a selection of a first viewpoint of a displayed first light field video frame of said first light field video sequence;
receiving a selection of a second viewpoint of a displayed second light field video frame of said second light field video sequence, said selected second viewpoint not being in viewpoint proximity of said selected first viewpoint; and
in response to the selection of the second viewpoint, displaying, in the first window, temporally subsequent light field video frames of the first light field sequence with a changing first viewpoint until a first viewpoint of said first light field video sequence is in viewpoint proximity of the second viewpoint of said second light field video sequence, and displaying, in the first window, temporally subsequent light field frames of the second light field video sequence with the second viewpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,560,498

CONTEXTUAL BASED COMMUNICATION METHOD AND USER INTERFACE

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1. A method for determining where to send a message among a plurality of users related to an originating user, wherein the message is intended to be sent from the originating user to a first user of the plurality of users, the method comprising:determining a keyword used in the message;
determining whether the keyword is associated with a context, wherein the context defines a relationship among a plurality of keywords;
determining a first set of users of the plurality of users associated with the context, said first set of users including at least one second user different from the first user, and a second set of users of the plurality of users not associated with the context, wherein determining the first set of users includes accessing a database storing information in which different contexts are associated with each of the plurality of users;
displaying indications of the context of the message and of the first set of users as graphical elements on a user interface of the originating user, each user of the set of users being represented as a first graphical element associated with at least one second graphical element representing at least an interest of said user; and
transmitting the message to the first set of users including the at least one second user via a communication network, and prohibiting sending the message to the second set of users.

US Pat. No. 10,536,703

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO QUALITY ASSESSMENT BASED ON CONTENT COMPLEXITY

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1. A method for assessing video quality of a video included in a bitstream, wherein the method is configured to be executed on a processor, the method comprising:determining a parameter responsive to a variance of prediction residuals of a block of a picture in the video;
adjusting the determined parameter responsive to encoding configuration of the block, wherein the encoding configuration includes at least one of a picture type and GOP (Group of Picture) structure; and
determining a quality metric, representative of video quality of the video included in the bitstream, in response to the adjusted parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,440,446

METHOD FOR GENERATING HAPTIC COEFFICIENTS USING AN AUTOREGRESSIVE MODEL, SIGNAL AND DEVICE FOR REPRODUCING SUCH COEFFICIENTS

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1. A method of rendering a haptic effect associated with a first audio-video sequence, wherein the method comprises:receiving a first information representative of a duration and a second information representative of a plurality of coefficients for programming an Auto-Regressive filter, said second information being associated with a type of haptic effect, said plurality of coefficients being determined from at least a second audio-video sequence;
generating a signal representative of the haptic effect to be rendered, and
inputting a white noise having a duration depending on said first information into an Auto-Regressive filter programmed with said second information.

US Pat. No. 10,499,112

ROBUST DIGITAL CHANNELS

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1. A method comprising:encoding a first layer of a picture using a first level of error protection, the encoded first layer having a first decoding delay corresponding to a time elapsed during decoding of the first layer of the picture; and
encoding a second layer of the picture using a second level of error protection, the encoded second layer having a second decoding delay corresponding to a time elapsed during decoding of the second layer of the picture,
wherein the second level of error protection is lower than the first level of error protection, and the second decoding delay is longer than the first decoding delay.

US Pat. No. 10,475,163

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING DATA REPRESENTATIVE OF A BOKEH ASSOCIATED TO LIGHT-FIELD DATA

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1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving optical data associated with a volume in an object space for a set of rays of light passing through a pupil of an optical system and a conjugate;
obtaining a set of intersections of rays joining vertices of a first polygon representing a sampling of a section of the pixel beam to vertices of a second polygon representing a sampling of the pupil with a first surface,
obtaining a convex envelope corresponding to the bokeh associated with said pixel beam by fitting said set of intersections
generating data representative of the bokeh associated with a volume in the object space for the pixel beam corresponding to the convex envelope of the set of intersections.

US Pat. No. 10,468,765

VERTICAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SOLID ANTENNA BRACKET

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1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna bracket located in an interior space of a housing, the antenna bracket having a top surface, walls, and at least one aperture passing through the top surface;
at least one antenna pocket disposed on a wall of the antenna bracket, the at least one antenna pocket receiving and securing at least one antenna;
wherein antenna wires are routed through the at least one aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,455,263

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BANDWIDTH OPTIMIZATION USING STAGGERCAST

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1. An apparatus comprising:an encoder configured to provide a first signal, the first signal representing a first stream of data packets;
a delay circuit configured to provide a second signal, the second signal representing a delayed stream of data packets;
a processor configured to determine an average packet size over a time interval for the first stream of data packets and an average packet size over the time interval for the delayed stream of data packets;
a multiplexer configured to multiplex a reordered first stream of data packets and the delayed stream of data packets; and
wherein the first stream of data packets is reordered into the reordered first stream of data packets as a function of the average packet size of the first stream of data packets and the average packet size of the delayed stream of data packets.

US Pat. No. 10,454,815

METHOD TO BE IMPLEMENTED AT A DEVICE CONFIGURED TO BE CONNECTED TO A CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT OF A FIRST TYPE NETWORK, CORRESPONDING DEVICE

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1. A method to be implemented at a device configured to be connected to a customer premises equipment of a first type network, said first type network comprising at least one network apparatus in communication with said customer premises equipment,said method comprising:
defining one or several routing rules to route packets of said device, based on capabilities information received from the customer premises equipment and said at least one network apparatus, and
sending commands to enforce the defined routing rules either at the customer premises equipment or at the at least one network apparatus,
said routing rules identifying either the customer premises equipment or said at least one network apparatus to forward packets between the first type network and a second type network.

US Pat. No. 10,455,169

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRECTING VIGNETTING EFFECT CAUSED ON AN IMAGE CAPTURED BY LIGHTFIELD CAMERAS

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1. A method for correcting vignetting effect caused on an image captured by a lightfield camera comprising an image sensor array including plurality of photosites, the method comprising:obtaining luminance values from each photosite;
obtaining a set of weight values for compensating the vignetting effect for each photosite, wherein said set of weight values is associated with a present setting of the lightfield camera; and
changing the luminance values of each photosite based on the obtained set of the weight values wherein luminance values of each photosite are normalized to be transformed to a maximum magnitude,
wherein a Lambertian object image is captured to generate luminance values of each photosite and wherein the weight values are calculated by:
determining a maximum luminance value from the generated luminance values;
dividing the maximum luminance value by the generated luminance values of the photosites when the Lambertian object image is captured to calculate the weight values;
comparing each luminance value of the generated luminance values with a first value; and
if the compared luminance value of a corresponding photosite is less than the first value, setting a respective weight value of the corresponding photosite equal to 0.

US Pat. No. 10,560,794

HOME CINEMA SYSTEM DEVICES

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1. A television configured for connection to a sound rendering device, the television comprising:a decoder configured to:
decode a first audio signal comprising at least a left channel, a right channel and a center channel; and
provide a decoded center channel for rendering on first speakers; and
an encoder for encoding a decoded left channel and a decoded right channel to obtain a second audio signal for output to the sound rendering device for rendering sound on second speakers.

US Pat. No. 10,511,922

METHOD ADAPTED TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN A MASTER DEVICE OF A SOUND SYSTEM, CORRESPONDING METHOD ADAPTED TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN AN AUDIO RENDERING DEVICE OF A SOUND SYSTEM, CORRESPONDING MASTER DEVICE, AUDIO RENDERING DEVICE, SYSTEM, COMPUTER READABLE PROGRAM PR

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1. A distributed sound system belonging to a communication network and comprising:at least one master device comprising at least one processor, a plurality of audio input interfaces and a plurality of wireless audio channels, and
at least one wireless audio rendering device adapted to consume at least a first and a second of said audio channels,said at least one processor of said master device being configured for:detecting at least one audio signal conveyed by at least one of said audio input interfaces;
routing said conveyed signal to at least one of said wireless audio channels, said routing taking into account a number of detected audio signals;
alerting said at least one wireless audio rendering device of said sound system when at least a part of said routed audio signal is duplicated on said first and said second wireless audio channels; andsaid at least one wireless audio rendering device comprising at least one processor configured for:receiving an alert when said part of said routed audio signal is duplicated on said first and said second wireless audio channels;
upon receiving said alert, consuming a single channel amongst said first and/or said second wireless audio channel.

US Pat. No. 10,510,156

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING DEPTH OF UNFOCUSED PLENOPTIC DATA

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1. A method for calculating a depth of unfocused plenoptic data, comprising:determining a level of homogeneity of micro-lens images of unfocused plenoptic data;
determining pixels of the micro-lens images of the unfocused plenoptic data which either have disparities equal to zero or belong to homogeneous areas as a function of the determined level of homogeneity of the micro-lens images of the unfocused plenoptic data; and
obtaining the depth of the unfocused plenoptic data by using pixels of the micro-lens images of the unfocused plenoptic data excluding the determined pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,473,727

EARLY POWER FAILURE DETECTION CIRCUIT

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1. A method, performed by an electrical circuit in an electronic device, for providing an early power failure (EPF) indication for the electronic device energized by an alternating current (AC) input mains voltage, the method comprising:applying the AC input mains voltage to a full wave bridge rectifier coupled to a voltage divider that is coupled to a threshold detector of the electronic device, wherein the threshold detector reacts to a positive threshold voltage to activate an opto-coupled transistor to provide a pulse to a processor when the positive threshold voltage is exceeded;
measuring, by the processor, a duration of the pulse, which is indicative of a length of time of a corresponding portion of a period of the AC input mains voltage, when, during the period portion, an instantaneous magnitude of the AC input mains voltage exceeds the positive threshold voltage; and
providing, by the processor, the EPF indication in accordance with the length of time of the pulse, wherein the EPF indication initiates and the processor performs an orderly power shutdown of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,419,507

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RESERVING BANDWIDTH FOR AN ADAPTIVE STREAMING CLIENT

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1. A method for reserving bandwidth for an adaptive streaming client configured for belonging to at least one network and configured for receiving a streaming content from at least one server, the streaming content being available at a plurality of data rates at the server,said method comprising:reserving for the adaptive streaming client, when at least one event occurs, a transient bandwidth depending on a predetermined target data rate associated with the streaming content requested by the adaptive streaming client and a transient margin; and
wherein said transient bandwidth is reserved for the adaptive streaming client during a transient period which depends on a filling speed of a buffer of said adaptive streaming client receiving the streaming content in a form of successive chunks of data, the transient period ending when a duration between two chunk requests equals to the duration of a chunk.

US Pat. No. 10,412,376

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A PIXEL ARRANGEMENT IN A DISPLAY UNIT

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1. A display unit comprising:a display screen device configured to display contents formed by a plurality of pixels based on image data;
a parallax barrier including a plurality of pixels in a pixel arrangement forming slit parts and mask parts and configured to display an autostereoscopic presentation in combination with the display screen device;
a sensor configured to detect a rotation of the display unit about an axis perpendicular to a surface of the display screen device from a reference rotational position; and
a processor, wherein an arrangement of the plurality of pixels of the display screen device and the pixel arrangement of the parallax barrier are configured to rotate in a first direction in response to detection of the rotation of the display unit in a second direction opposite to the first direction from the reference rotational position by the sensor, the rotation of the pixel arrangement of the display screen device and parallax barrier is equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to the rotation of the display unit, so that the contents formed by the pixels of the display screen device and the slit parts and mask parts formed by the pixels of the parallax barrier are remapped to compensate for the rotation of the display unit, wherein the pixels of the mask parts of the parallax barrier are at least partially opaque in a first mode and transparent in a second mode,
wherein a resolution of the pixel arrangement of the parallax barrier is higher than a resolution of the pixel arrangement of the display screen device.

US Pat. No. 10,412,202

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENCODING/DECODING A PACKET COMPRISING DATA REPRESENTATIVE OF A HAPTIC EFFECT

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1. A method of encoding data representative of a haptic effect, said haptic effect being associated with an immersive content, wherein the method comprises:obtaining a first information representative of whether said haptic effect depends on an orientation of a model in relation to said immersive content, said model being representative of at least a part of a body of a user;
obtaining a second information identifying at least a first part of said model targeted by said haptic effect;
obtaining identification of said model (HID) associated with a type of haptic effect to be rendered by the user;
obtaining a third information representative of a reference orientation of said model in relation to said immersive content, wherein said reference orientation corresponds to the position of the model corresponding to the first part of said model targeted by said haptic effect, said third information being encoded into said bitstream if said first information indicates that the haptic effect depends on the orientation of said model; and
encoding said first information, said second information, said identification, and said third information into a bitstream; and transmitting said bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,408,888

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR EARLY DETECTION OF POWER FAILURE IN AN EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY

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1. A method of electric power failure detection for transmission to an electronic device wherein said method is implemented by an external power supply, the electronic device being configured to receive Direct Current power from said external power supply, said external power supply comprising an Alternating Current input for connection to a mains electricity network and said external power supply comprising a Direct Current output for connection to said electronic device via Direct Current power conducting leads, the method comprising:detecting, via a coupling to the Alternating Current input of the external power supply, absence of supply of mains power on said Alternating Current input of said external power supply; and
transmitting, to said electronic device, over said Direct Current power conducting leads, information representative of said absence of supply of mains power on said Alternating Current input when said absence of supply of mains power on said Alternating Current input of said external power supply is detected via said coupling to the Alternating Current input of said external power supply, and informing the electronic device of an imminent Direct Current power failure before Direct Current power output from the external power supply starts to drop, said information comprising an estimation, as a function of current consumption of the electronic device, of a duration of a capacity of the external power supply to continue to provide Direct Current power to the electronic device when said absence of supply of mains power on said Alternating Current input of said external power supply is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,397,290

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SWITCHING AND SIMULTANEOUS REPLAY OF HOME MEDIA STREAMING

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1. A method for switching play of a media streaming, wherein a first device receives content from a source device via multicast to play, the method comprising:receiving a request to switch from the first device to a second device to play the content;
instructing the first device to unicast the content stored in the first device from a time-point of receiving the request to play the content at the second device;
retransferring via multicast the content from the source device to both the first device and the second device from the time-point;
instructing the second device to stop receiving the unicasted content from the first device when the retransferred content from the source device reaches a point in time of the content play that is synchronized with a same point in time of the content being played at the second device;
instructing the second device to start receiving and storing the retransferred content from the source device via multicast when the retransferred content reaches a point in time that is synchronized with the content unicasted from the first device and stored in the second device; and
when the content is played at the first device simultaneously with the second device, starting receiving and storing the retransferred content by the first device when the retransferred content reaches a point in time that is synchronized with the content stored in the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,870

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING A DATA STREAM IN A SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SERVICE FOR BROADCASTING DATA STREAMS AND AT LEAST TWO TERMINALS

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1. A method for arbitrating source allocation at a network equipment configured to be connected to at least two terminals, said method comprising:receiving, at said network equipment, a message transmitted by one first terminal and indicating that said first terminal cannot receive a requested first program from a first source because a bandwidth available on a network connecting said terminals with the network equipment is not sufficient,
arbitrating, by said network equipment, between said first source and sources of programs being transmitted to said terminals, by determining, for each source, an impact value associated with a change of source with each one of other sources and compatible with terminal's capacity, wherein the impact value defining an impact level to a user watching a display of a program when switching between two sources with different resolutions for the same program, the impact level when switching from HD to SD being higher than the impact level when switching from SD to HD, the arbitrating beginning by seeking a change of source with a minimum impact value from a set of predefined impact values,
notifying the change of source, determined by the arbitration, to at least a second terminal receiving a second program so that said first terminal is able to receive the requested first program from said first source.

US Pat. No. 10,489,933

METHOD FOR MODELLING AN IMAGE DEVICE, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND COMPUTER-READABLE CARRIER MEDIUM

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1. A method for modelling an imaging device comprising an image sensor and an optical system, the image sensor being disposed in an image plane of the optical system, the optical system comprising an aperture iris diaphragm defining an entrance pupil of the optical system, the method comprising, for a given configuration of said imaging device:determining a set of characteristic intrinsic parameters of said imaging device, comprising:
a first intrinsic parameter representative of a distance between said image plane and a sensor conjugated plane conjugated to the image sensor with respect to the optical system;
a second intrinsic parameter representative of a distance between said sensor conjugated plane and the entrance pupil;
a third intrinsic parameter representative of a magnification of said optical system;
determining first modelling data as a function of said first and third intrinsic parameters;
determining second modelling data as a function of said second and third intrinsic parameters;
mapping at least a 3D point with associated at least an image point on said image sensor based on a model of the imaging device obtained as a function of said second and third modelling data.

US Pat. No. 10,491,792

HYBRID PLENOPTIC CAMERA

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1. A plenoptic camera having a micro-lens array in optical registration with an image sensor, the micro-lens array being moveable relative to the image sensor, the plenoptic camera comprising; a first prime mover for displacing, in a synchronism manner with a frame rate of the plenoptic camera, the micro-lens array between a first position greater than f, where f represents a focal plane associated with the micro-lens array, and a second position equal to f, to obtain a multi-resolution pyramid of images.

US Pat. No. 10,484,671

METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A CONTENT FROM 4D LIGHT FIELD DATA

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1. A method for protecting a displaying of a content from a 4D light field data, the method being executed by an electronic device, the method comprises:obtaining said 4D light-field data as well as viewing rights, sending said content for displaying and changing point of view of said content or a focus plane associated with said content, according to said viewing rights associated with a degradation level.

US Pat. No. 10,361,819

PACKET RETRANSMISSION METHOD IN A WIRELESS TRANSMITTER

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1. A method for retransmitting a packet according to a first mode and a second mode, comprising:in the first mode setting a lifetime value for said packet, and while the packet lifetime has not expired, retransmitting said packet until the retransmitting of the packet succeeds, and discarding the packet if the packet has been retransmitted a number of retry limit times; and
in the second mode setting a lifetime value for said packet, and while the packet lifetime has not expired, retransmitting the packet using a first set of packet retransmissions until the retransmitting of the packet succeeds, wherein each of the packet retransmissions in the first set of the packet retransmissions is separated by a first pause period; and wherein if the packet has been retransmitted a number of retry limit times for the first set of the packet retransmissions and if said packet retransmission has not been successful, waiting for a second pause time before starting a next set of retransmissions, wherein each of the packet retransmissions in the next set of the packet retransmissions is also separated by the first pause period; and
wherein rate of retransmission is modified inside the first set of retransmissions or between two sets of the retransmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,534,430

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMMERSIVE VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL HEAD EQUIPMENT

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1. A device for immersive visual representations to a user of at least one virtual scene inside a helmet, said helmet enabling head movements of said user in said helmet while being configured to be jointly moved by movements of said user, said helmet comprising:a lower part having an adjustable height and at least one visual generation apparatus adapted to the height of said lower part, said at least one visual generation device comprising at least one processor configured for:
receiving information related to positions of the user's eyes in said helmet with respect to said helmet,
determining visual generation parameters of said at least one virtual scene in function of said information related to said positions of said user's eyes with respect to said helmet, said visual generation parameters being adapted to represent said at least one virtual scene seen by said user in said helmet,
providing said visual generation parameters for carrying out at least one of said immersive visual representations of said at least one virtual scene in said helmet based on said visual generation parameters,
wherein said at least one processor is further configured for determining said visual generation parameters so as to spatially adjust continuously said at least one of said immersive visual representations of said at least one virtual scene in function of said positions of said user's eyes.

US Pat. No. 10,536,745

METHOD FOR AUDIO DETECTION AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

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1. A method for outputting an image of a state of audio associated with video rendering of a digital audio/video stream, wherein the method is implemented by an audio/video receiver device, the method comprising:detecting, upon selection of said digital audio/video stream, if said selected digital audio/video stream comprises audio data;
if said selected digital audio/video stream comprises audio data and audio data rendering volume is not muted and below ambient sound level:
generating an image representative of presence of said audio data in said selected digital audio/video stream and said image being representative of said audio data rendering volume being below said ambient sound level; and
outputting said image on an output of said audio/video receiver device.

US Pat. No. 10,495,512

METHOD FOR OBTAINING PARAMETERS DEFINING A PIXEL BEAM ASSOCIATED WITH A PIXEL OF AN IMAGE SENSOR COMPRISED IN AN OPTICAL DEVICE

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1. A method for obtaining, for at least one pixel of an image sensor comprised in an optical device, parameters enabling generation of a hyperboloid of one sheet representation of a pixel beam, wherein the method comprises:determining a direction of a chief ray associated with said at least one pixel of said image sensor from the features of an optical system associated with said optical device;
determining a set of pixels comprised in a screen of a display device, said set of pixels comprising at least one pixel, close to a point corresponding to an intersection of said chief ray and said screen, and said set of pixels comprising only pixels which are detected by said at least one pixel of said image sensor, when they are illuminated; and wherein said determining said set of pixels comprises:
illuminating at least one pixel around said point corresponding to the intersection of said chief ray and said screen;
verifying if said at least one illuminated pixel is detected by said at least one pixel of said image sensor; and
wherein said method further comprises determining said parameters enabling generation of a hyperboloid of one sheet representation of said pixel beam associated with said at least one pixel of said image sensor from a subset of pixels comprised in said set of pixels, said subset of pixels corresponding to a cross section of said pixel beam.

US Pat. No. 10,496,243

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLOR DETECTION TO GENERATE TEXT COLOR

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1. A method for automatically selecting a color for overlap on a series of images for presentation on a media device, comprising:determining, by a processor, a caption location within the series of images, the caption location being a location within an image of the series of images which has a smallest color variation over a plurality of images of the series of images;
analyzing, by the processor, the series of images to determine a set of most commonly used colors by selecting, for each image of the series of images, a most commonly used color in the image in a proximity of the caption location;
generating a text string; and
displaying, via a display, the series of images and the text string, the text string being displayed at the caption location in a caption color for each image of the series of images, the caption color being selected based on the most common color in the determined set of most commonly used colors.

US Pat. No. 10,353,547

METHOD FOR REPRESENTING ANIMATED MENU BUTTONS

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2. An apparatus having a processor configured for displaying a menu on a screen, the menu comprising menu buttons and being controlled by menu data read from a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, the non-transitory computer readable storage medium having stored thereon at least video data and a data segment representing control data for an on-screen menu for controlling a presentation of said video data,wherein said control data are suitable for controlling a display that operates at a video frame rate to display said on-screen menu, and wherein the menu comprises menu buttons having one out of three states, the states being normal, selected and activated, and said control data comprise image data for representing said menu buttons in said states and neighbor information,
wherein a menu button is represented by different images corresponding to different image data, depending on its state being normal, selected or activated,
wherein the image data that represent a particular menu button state on a display comprise a sequence of pictures,
wherein a value representing a rate for animating the sequence of pictures is stored on said storage medium and represents said rate for animating the sequence of pictures relative to said video frame rate, and said rate for animating the sequence of pictures depends on the video frame rate and said value, and said rate for animating is different from the video frame rate and is an integer fraction of the video frame rate and is lower than the video frame rate,
wherein said sequence of pictures comprised in the image data that represent a particular menu button state on the display is animated at said rate for animating the sequence of pictures,
wherein said data segment defines a page composition and contains at least said data representing the menu buttons and said value representing a rate for animating the sequence of pictures, and
wherein data representing a sound or sound sequence are stored on said storage medium, said sound or sound sequence being associated to a particular state of a particular menu button, and
wherein the neighbor information comprises an upper button number, a lower button number, a right button number and a left button number.

US Pat. No. 10,354,359

VIDEO DISPLAY WITH PAN FUNCTION CONTROLLED BY VIEWING DIRECTION

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1. A video display apparatus, comprising:a source of a video signal containing picture information of a picture to be displayed on a display screen, said video signal comprising a succession of scenes;
an interface for receiving a signal indicative of a viewing angular direction of a viewer with respect to said display screen;
a video processor configured to detect when a scene change occurs in said video signal; and
a processor responsive to an output signal of said signal indicative of a viewing direction and coupled to said display screen and configured to display a zoomed part of the picture, said zoomed part of the picture being shifted according to a pan/tilt function applied with respect to said viewing angular direction according to said display screen, said pan/tilt function being applied when said viewing angular direction crosses, in a first direction, a first threshold angular direction and for continuing said picture shifting until said viewing angular direction crosses, in a direction opposite to said first direction, a second threshold angular direction that is at an angle smaller than an angle of the first threshold angular direction in a manner to provide hysteresis, wherein the pan-tilt function is reset to center the zoomed part of the picture when a scene change is detected by the video processor.

US Pat. No. 10,554,463

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PEAK TO AVERAGE POWER RATIO IN A SIGNAL

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US Pat. No. 10,536,682

METHOD FOR REPRODUCING AN ITEM OF AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT HAVING HAPTIC ACTUATOR CONTROL PARAMETERS AND DEVICE IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

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1. A method of reproducing at least one sequence of a video content filmed using a camera, the video content being a first part of an enhanced content, the method comprisingretrieving a cinematographic effect from a predetermined set of cinematographic effects analyzing commands applied to the camera when filming the at least one sequence; said at least one data being a second part of the enhanced content and comprising at least zoom commands for said camera; a cinematographic effect of said predetermined set being associated with a sequence of camera commands to retrieve when analyzing; and
controlling, during the reproduction of the at least one sequence, at least one haptic actuator using at least one control parameter associated with said cinematographic effect in said predetermined set.

US Pat. No. 10,536,685

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING LENS-RELATED METADATA

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1. A method for generating metadata comprisingreceiving information having at least one image capture and associated metadata and generating a first set of parameters characterizing optical properties of a virtual lens modelling behavior of an actual lens from said received information
generating a display image from a light field capture using said first set of parameters characterizing said optical properties of said virtual lens wherein said first set of parameters characterizing said optical properties of said virtual lens are focal length, focal ratio, focus distance, lens tilt and lens shift;
outputting said first set of parameters used for generating the display image as the lens-related metadata representative of a light field imaging device from which the light field capture is obtained;
retrieving a time code for the light field capture; and
adding the time code to the lens-related metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,536,950

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING INTERFERENCES

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1. A method in a first access point for detecting an interference, said method comprising:detecting a data traffic of a second access point on a frequency channel;
obtaining a level of strength of a signal received in the frequency channel at a period wherein the data traffic is not detected;
sending an information item indicating the interference has been detected in the frequency channel according to the obtained level.

US Pat. No. 10,523,509

CONFIGURING METHOD AND CORRESPONDING COMMUNICATION NETWORK DEVICE, SYSTEM, COMPUTER READABLE PROGRAM PRODUCT AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

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1. A method, to be performed in a communication network device comprising a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point adapted to use at least one operational frequency channel of a set of frequency channels to transmit or receive data when said WLAN access point is in an operational mode, said method comprising:configuring said Wireless Area Network (WLAN) access point for using at least one operational frequency channel chosen from a set of frequency channels including at least one restricted frequency channel, a use of said restricted frequency channel being restricted by an availability of said restricted frequency channel, said configuring being performed according to a checked availability of at least one of said restricted frequency channel;
storing information related to a location of said WLAN access point at the time of a first checking of an availability of a first proper sub-set of said set of frequency channels, said first proper sub-set including at least one first of said restricted frequency channel;
performing at least one second checking of an availability of at least one second restricted frequency channel of said set of frequency channels, said second restricted frequency channel being not included in said first proper sub-set,
said first checking being performed when a location information deduced from an obtained location of the WLAN access point is different from said stored location related information.

US Pat. No. 10,354,435

TRIDIMENSIONAL RENDERING WITH ADJUSTABLE DISPARITY DIRECTION

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1. A method for determining a rendered tri-dimensional content intended to a viewer, comprising:inputting a reference content comprising at least a reference view corresponding to the view from the viewer's left or right eye,
inputting at least one information related to the viewer's eyes axis orientation relatively to a reference axis of a display device, where said viewer's eyes axis orientation can include axes other than horizontal,
determining a rendered view as a function of the reference view and the information related to the viewer's eyes axis orientation relatively to the reference axis of the display device, said rendered view corresponding to a view from the other of the viewer's left or right eye,
generating the rendered tri-dimensional content by combining the reference view and the rendered view.

US Pat. No. 10,225,624

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE GENERATION OF METADATA FOR VIDEO OPTIMIZATION

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1. A method for processing a video content, the method comprising:receiving said video content;
receiving metadata associated with said video content, said metadata comprising instructions for adjusting parameters representative of quality of said video content, said instructions comprising code or hardware specific instructions, said metadata comprising instructions for adjusting parameters specific to a playback device used for the playback of the video content, said instructions accounting for limitations of the playback device; verifying said metadata to ensure video content is upscaled for playback;
processing the video content by implementing said instructions; and
outputting the processed video content for playback.

US Pat. No. 10,601,004

HOUSING COMPRISING A BATTERY COMPARTMENT

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1. A housing comprising a battery compartment, which can be closed by a pivotable cover, wherein the cover is detachable from the housing, and wherein a strip, when a battery has been inserted, lies underneath the battery and captively connects the cover to the housing, wherein the strip has a torsion resistance that is sufficient to guide the cover into a correct position relative to the battery compartment on closing.

US Pat. No. 10,594,999

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING A PAIR OF STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES USING LEAST ONE LIGHTFIELD CAMERA

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1. A method for creating a pair of stereoscopic images using at least one lightfield camera, comprising:receiving, from a source, a respective theoretical lightfield camera parameter for a left view and a right view, wherein the theoretical lightfield camera parameter defines a theoretical stereo image pair;
obtaining images captured by the at least one lightfield camera;
acquiring, based on the images captured by the at least one lightfield camera, respective actual lightfield camera parameters for respective sub aperture images generated from the images captured by the at least one lightfield camera;
determining a best matching sub aperture image for the left view by comparing the theoretical lightfield camera parameter for the left view with the actual lightfield camera parameters for the respective sub aperture images and a best matching sub aperture image for the right view by comparing the theoretical lightfield camera parameter for the right view with the actual lightfield camera parameters for the respective sub aperture images; and
associating the best matching sub aperture image for the left view and the best matching sub aperture image for the right view to create the pair of stereoscopic images, wherein the actual lightfield camera parameter of the determined best matching sub aperture image for the left view has a closest value to the theoretical lightfield camera parameter for left view and the actual lightfield camera parameter of the determined best matching sub aperture image for right view has a closest value to the theoretical lightfield camera parameter for the right view.

US Pat. No. 10,593,027

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING A PERIPHERAL IMAGE

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1. A method for processing at least one peripheral image, said at least one peripheral image being displayed on a surface that extends beyond borders of a central image displayed on a screen, said at least one peripheral image corresponding to an extension of said central image, the method comprising:obtaining information representative of a reflectance level of said surface; and
adapting a luminance of said at least one peripheral image according to said information representative of a reflectance level by applying a light correction function to the luminance of said at least one peripheral image, the correction function being such that for at least a pixel of said at least one peripheral image, a first luminance level of said pixel when displayed on a first surface having a first reflectance level is lower than a second luminance level of said pixel when displayed on a second surface having a second reflectance level, the first reflectance level being higher than the second reflectance level.

US Pat. No. 10,594,421

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A FILTER CIRCUIT IN A SIGNAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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1. A method comprising:receiving an indication of a plurality of channels used to transmit upstream communication signals in an upstream communication portion of a frequency range;
determining a maximum frequency value among frequencies specified by the plurality of channels based on the indication;
adjusting a filter response in a filter circuit used to separate the upstream communication signals from downstream communication signals in a communication device based on the determined maximum frequency value; and
determining if the maximum frequency value is greater than a first value, wherein the adjusting includes switching to a first filter arrangement if the maximum frequency value is not greater than the first value and switching to a second filter arrangement if the maximum frequency value is greater than a first value, wherein the first filter arrangement includes a first highpass filter and a first lowpass filter and the second filter arrangement includes a second highpass filter and a second lowpass filter.

US Pat. No. 10,587,443

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING A REDUCED PEAK TO AVERAGE POWER RATIO SIGNAL

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1. A method of processing a received signal, the method comprising:receiving a signal processed prior to transmission to reduce peak to average power ratio, the signal including a preamble;
processing the received signal using a signal transform in order to identify signal characteristics from the preamble;
determining a processing mode used in a transmitter to reduce the peak to average power ratio of the signal, the determining based on information included in the signaling portion of the preamble of the received signal; and
if it is determined that the processing mode used to reduce the peak to average power ratio includes a two-dimensional constellation extension as part of the signal including a non-square constellation, reducing an amplitude level for a portion of the received signal using constant modulus clipping.

US Pat. No. 10,580,210

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REFOCUSING AT LEAST ONE PLENOPTIC VIDEO

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1. A method comprising:obtaining a first plenoptic video data capturing a scene from a first plenoptic device;
obtaining a common 3D reference system for spatially locating the first plenoptic device and a second plenoptic device, the second plenoptic device having captured a second plenoptic video data from the scene, and the first plenoptic video data and the second plenoptic video data having been temporally aligned; and
refocusing a rendering of at least a part of said first plenoptic video data on at least one common point of interest based on the second plenoptic video data, the common 3D reference system, and said temporal alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,574,964

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING CROSSTALK OF AUTO STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAYS

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1. A method for reducing crosstalk of a display, said display being adapted to display a first number of views, comprising:reducing said first number of views to a second number of views less than said first number of views by applying a second number of image signals to the views of the first number of views, wherein each of the image signals of the second number of image signals is applied to groups of adjacent views of said first number of views, each of said groups of adjacent views including a respective group of adjacent pixels;
for at least one group of adjacent pixels, adjusting a luminance profile of said pixels of said at least one group by reducing a luminance of pixels located at a periphery on each side of said at least one group with respect to a luminance of other pixels of said group; and
reproducing images on the display using the second number of views with said adjusted luminance profile.

US Pat. No. 10,572,984

METHOD FOR INVERSE TONE MAPPING OF AN IMAGE WITH VISUAL EFFECTS

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1. A method for inverse tone mapping of a low dynamic range image with at least one computer generated imagery component, called first LDR image, into a high dynamic range image with said at least one computer generated image component, called first HDR image, said method comprising:accessing said first LDR image, said first LDR image being obtained by at least one computer generated imagery component rendered and composited into an LDR reference image;
determining an HDR lighting indication responsive to information extracted from a part of said first LDR image and a respective part of a first intermediate High Dynamic Range HDR image obtained by applying an inverse tone mapping to said first LDR image;
obtaining a second intermediate HDR image by applying said inverse tone mapping to said LDR reference image;
obtaining said first HDR image from said at least one computer generated imagery component rendered using said HDR lighting indication and composited into said second intermediate HDR image.

US Pat. No. 10,573,274

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF MEDIA DATA

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1. A method of transmitting display composition data for rendering content of media data on at least one display region, a display region being composed of one or more display sub-regions, wherein the display composition data comprises MPEG Multimedia Transport Composition Information, MMT-CI, defining at least one of a spatial relationship and a temporal relationship between content components of the media data, the method comprising:transmitting display modification data, for a respective display region and/or a respective display sub-region, the display modification data indicating how the visual configuration of the respective display region or display sub-region may be modified by a user to create a view, wherein the display modification data comprises a modification lock parameter indicating whether or not the visual configuration of the respective display region or display sub-region may be modified by a user as part of the view and at least one modification parameter indicating modification constraints imposed on user modifications of the visual configuration of the respective display region or sub-region, wherein
the MMT-CI further defines multiple views for supporting simultaneous displays on one or more display devices, and
the modification parameter further comprises a lock to view parameter indicating whether or not an area of a view created on one display device may be moved to another view created on another display device.

US Pat. No. 10,523,996

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BACKWARD RECORDING

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1. A method of storing data, the method comprising:upon selection of a broadcast channel in a device for reception of broadcast channels, automatically storing of data from said broadcast channel received by said device in a first memory while said selected broadcast channel is being received;
receiving an instruction to store, in a second memory, a previously received part of an event on said selected broadcast channel;
obtaining, in response to the instruction to store, a duration of the previously received part to store in the second memory, said duration being dependent on an event type of said event on said selected broadcast channel when receiving the instruction, said event type being obtained from service information related to the selected broadcast channel; and
selectively, in response to the instruction to store, copying a portion of the data from the first memory to the second memory, an end of the portion corresponding to a time of receiving the instruction and a beginning of the portion corresponding to the duration backward from the time of receiving the instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,362,291

LIGHT FIELD IMAGING DEVICE

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1. A light-field capture device comprising:a photo-sensor,
a main lens configured to refract light from a scene towards an image focal field,
a micro-lens array positioned in the image focal field between the main lens and the photo-sensor, each micro-lens being configured to project a micro-lens image onto a respective area of the photo-sensor; wherein the light-field capture device comprises at least one calculation unit connected to at least one of the respective areas and configured to obtain homogeneity data representative of the homogeneity of input pixels of said respective area, and to provide, based on the homogeneity data, output data representative of the input pixels of said respective area; the output data comprising either a number of output pixels corresponding to the number of input pixels, or a single output pixel, depending on a comparison of the homogeneity data with a homogeneity threshold,
a field lens positioned between the main lens and the micro-lens array, said field lens being configured to set the angle of refraction of the light refracted by the field lens, said field lens comprising a varifocal lens that is configured to adapt its object focal length to match a distance between the main lens and the varifocal lens; and
wherein light rays that pass through a center of an aperture of the varifocal lens are parallel to an optical axis behind the varifocal lens, wherein the light rays refracted by the micro-lens are parallel to the optical axis and perpendicular to the photo-sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,602,027

COLOR GAMUT MAPPING USING A LIGHTNESS MAPPING BASED ALSO ON THE LIGHTNESS OF CUSP COLORS BELONGING TO DIFFERENT CONSTANT-HUE LEAVES

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1. Method of color gamut mapping source colors into targets colors from a source color gamut towards a target color gamut in a 3D non-linear gamut mapping color space that can be partitioned in 2D constant-hue leaves having axes for lightness and chroma, wherein a source cusp color of a constant-hue leaf is defined as a color having the highest color chroma in said constant-hue leaf and in said source color gamut, wherein a target cusp color of a constant-hue leaf is defined as a color having the highest color chroma in said constant-hue leaf and in said target color gamut,said method comprising mapping the lightness L of each source color having a chroma C into a lightness L? of a target color according to a lightness mapping function L?=ƒ(C,L) associated with the constant-hue leaf comprising said source color, wherein said lightness mapping function is defined such as to meet a cusp lightness condition according to: ƒ(CCSOURCE,LCSOURCE)=LCTARGET, where LCSOURCE and CCSOURCE are respectively the lightness and the chroma of the source cusp color of this leaf,
wherein for at least one leaf of constant hue h the associated lightness mapping function depends on the lightness LCSOURCE of the source cusp color of said leaf and on the lightness LCTARGET of the target cusp color of said leaf and depends on the lightness of at least one other source cusp color and/or on the lightness of at least one other target cusp color of constant-hue leave(s) different from said leaf of constant hue h.

US Pat. No. 10,601,772

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORWARDING CONNECTIONS

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1. An interconnecting device, comprising:a plurality of outgoing ports;
a plurality of incoming ports;
memory configured to store at least one port translation from an incoming port to an outgoing port; andat least one hardware processor configured to:determine whether an incoming connection from an originating device was received at an incoming port for which the memory stores a port translation;
in case the incoming connection was received at an incoming port for which the memory stores a port translation, return a challenge to the originating device, the challenge intended to distinguish humans from computers;
receive a response to the challenge;
verify that the response is a correct response to the challenge; and
in case the response is a correct response to the challenge, forward the connection to an outgoing port corresponding, according to the port translation, to the incoming port at which the incoming connection was received.