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 new patent  Optimized delivery of sequential content by skipping redundant segments

Ways to provide optimized content for sequential viewing are described. A processing server (120) may be able to retrieve source content from a storage (110). ... Thomson Licensing

 new patent  Method and device for processing color image data representing colors of a color gamut

The present disclosure generally relates a method and device for processing color image data. The method comprises a color gamut mapping in the course of which a color image data (cid), represented by a first 2d point (a) belonging to a representation of the original color gamut in a chromaticity diagram, is mapped to a mapped color image data (mcid) of a target color gamut (tcg), the mapped color image data of the target color gamut (tcg) being represented by a second 2d point (b) belonging to a representation of the target color gamut (tcg) in the chromaticity diagram, wherein the color gamut mapping comprises: —obtaining (100) a representation of a preserved color gamut (pcg) in the chromaticity diagram by applying an homothety either to the original color gamut or to the target color gamut; —checking (110) if said first 2d point is located outside the representation of the preserved color gamut (pcg); and —when said first 2d point is located outside the representation of the preserved color gamut (pcg), moving (300) said first 2d point so that it belongs to the representation of the target color gamut (tcg), the second 2d point being then equal to the moved first 2d point. ... Thomson Licensing

 new patent  Automatic settings negotiation

A method and apparatus for a first device to determine profile information are described including receiving input from a second device, wherein at least one of the first device or the second device detects physical characteristics of people present in an area and the physical characteristics are used by the device to determine who is present in the area, retrieving profile information of the people present in the area, determining a relationship between profiles of the people in the area, applying rules to negotiate a compromise regarding device settings responsive to the relationship between profiles of the people present in the area and adjusting settings of a first device or a third device responsive to the compromise.. . ... Thomson Licensing

 new patent  Selection of an object in an augmented or virtual reality environment

A method of selection of an object in an environment including a plurality of real and/or virtual objects is described. The environment being displayed to a user through a display device includes an assignment of a gesture path to each object of the plurality of objects and the gesture path includes a series of gestures to be performed by the user to select the object.. ... Thomson Licensing

Devices and methods for client device authentication

An access point receives from a client a first nonce and a first cryptographic hash for the first nonce, the first cryptographic hash calculated using a first key derived from a second key, the second key input on the client or derived from a passphrase input on the client, derives first keys from each of a stored primary input and at least one stored secondary input valid at the deriving, the stored primary input and the at least one stored secondary input each being one of a second key and a passphrase, verifies the cryptographic hash using each derived first key to find a derived first key that checks the first cryptographic hash, generates a third key and a second cryptographic hash using the derived first key that checks the first cryptographic hash, and sends the third key and the second cryptographic hash to the client.. . ... Thomson Licensing

Automatic settings negotiation

A method and apparatus for adjusting device settings on a first device are described including receiving input from a second device and adjusting the device settings or settings of a third device responsive to the input.. . ... Thomson Licensing

Methods and apparatus for improved entropy encoding and decoding

Methods and apparatus are provided for improved entropy encoding and decoding. An apparatus includes a video encoder (200) for encoding at least a block in a picture by transforming a residue of the block to obtain transform coefficients, quantizing the transform coefficients to obtain quantized transform coefficients, and entropy coding the quantized transform coefficients. ... Thomson Licensing

Method for providing continuous motion parallax effect using an auto-stereoscopic display, corresponding device, computer program product and computer-readable carrier medium

A method for obtaining a multi-view image to be displayed on an auto-stereoscopic display is provided. The auto-stereoscopic display is configured to display multi-view images with n views forming n−1 successive stereoscopic pairs of views. ... Thomson Licensing

System and method for setting time and date in a device without access to network time protocol

A system and method for setting time and date in a device (e.g., a set top box (614), or similar client device) through a network connection when a network time standard server (606, 620) (e.g., a ntp server) is unavailable (e.g., blocked or blacklisted) are provided. The system and method of the present disclosure involves sending (404) a request over a network from a device for information from an internet address (618), receiving (406) a packet (500) from the internet address (618) in response to the request, extracting (408) time and date information from a header (502) in the packet (500), and using the extracted time and date information to set (416) the current time and date for the device.. ... Thomson Licensing

Decision making method and system for providing service recommendation system

A system, apparatus and method for generating recommendation about use of a vehicle is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises creating a user profile for at least one vehicle and creating a user profile for a driver of the one vehicle. ... Thomson Licensing

Method and intelligent system for generating a predictive outcome of a future event

A method and apparatus for providing operational assessments for a particular vehicle is presented. In one embodiment, initial information is collected via a processor about operational history of a particular vehicle. ... Thomson Licensing

Method for deblurring a video, corresponding device and computer program product

A method and a device for deblurring a frame of a video are provided. The method includes obtaining (10) a set of neighboring frames of a current frame wherein a global score of sharpness is greater than a sharpness threshold, generating (20) of a local blur map, delivering the local blur map, performing (30) a local warping of at least one frame of the set and of the local blur map as a function of a local motion estimation between the current frame and the at least one frame of the set, delivering at least one locally warped frame and an associated locally warped blur map and performing (40) a weighted aggregation of a part of the at least one locally warped frame and a corresponding part the current frame, based on the at least one locally warped blur map and the local blur map of the current frame.. ... Thomson Licensing

Device and method for audio frame processing

A device and method for calculating scattering features for audio signal recognition. An interface receives an audio signal that is processed by at least one processor to obtain an audio frame. ... Thomson Licensing

Cable retainer for set top box lead dress

An electronic device assembly includes an electronic device having a first panel and 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 a back upstanding wall extending from the base. The base is attached to the first panel of the electronic device. ... Thomson Licensing

04/12/18 / #20180103294

Method and apparatus for processing requests for recording content

A method and apparatus are disclosed for processing content recording requests. The method includes producing a prioritized set of recording requests from all pending recording requests, analyzing the prioritized set of requests with respect to available resources, and producing a list of content requests to be excluded from a recording schedule due to resource constraints. ... Thomson Licensing

04/12/18 / #20180103269

Methods and apparatus for the use of slice groups in encoding multi-view video coding (mvc) information

There are provided methods and apparatus for the use of slice groups in encoding and decoding multi-view video coding (mvc) information. An apparatus and method are described which encodes at least two views corresponding to multi-view video content using multiple slice groups. ... Thomson Licensing

04/12/18 / #20180103113

Apparatus and method for determining household population from network device activity

The present principles generally relate to an apparatus and a method for processing network device activities in a location such as a house or an office building. In one exemplary embodiment, network activities for the devices associated with a location are determined. ... Thomson Licensing

04/05/18 / #20180097976

Method and an electronic device for calibrating a plenoptic camera

The present disclosure concerns a method for calibrating a plenoptic camera. The plenoptic camera includes a lenslet array placed between a main lens and a photosensor, the lenslet array having a plurality of lenslets. ... Thomson Licensing

04/05/18 / #20180097273

Strain relief antenna wiring connector in an electronic device

A method for manufacturing an electronic device including configuring one or more circuit boards with a plurality of antennas connected to at least one circuit board having wire securing slots. The electronic device having vertical orientation and an outer casing including a case bottom piece, a case top front piece, and a case top back piece. ... Thomson Licensing

03/29/18 / #20180091822

Methods and apparatus for embedded quantization parameter adjustment in video encoding and decoding

Methods and apparatus are provided for embedded quantization parameter adjustment in video encoding and decoding. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding picture data for at least a block in a picture. ... Thomson Licensing

03/29/18 / #20180091817

Methods and apparatus for transform selection in video encoding and decoding

There are provided methods and apparatus for transform selection in video coding. An apparatus includes a video encoder for encoding at least a block for encoding at least a block in a picture by selecting a transform to apply to a residue of the block from a set of two or more available transforms. ... Thomson Licensing

03/29/18 / #20180091582

Method and system for managing content delivery using a vehicle infotainment system

A system and method for delivering content to a vehicle occupant. In one embodiment the method comprises establishing and maintaining communication between a vehicle access point and a content supplier via a vehicle infotainment processor and establishing communication between vehicle access point and said user's personal processing device of said user via said vehicle infotainment processor. ... Thomson Licensing

03/22/18 / #20180082693

Method and device for encoding multiple audio signals, and method and device for decoding a mixture of multiple audio signals with improved separation

A method for encoding multiple audio signals comprises random sampling and quantizing each of the multiple audio signals, and encoding the sampled and quantized multiple audio signals as side information that can be used for decoding and separating the multiple audio signals from a mixture of said multiple audio signals. A method for decoding a mixture of multiple audio signals comprises decoding and demultiplexing side information, the side information comprising quantized samples of each of the multiple audio signals, receiving or retrieving from any data source a mixture of said multiple audio signals, and generating multiple estimated audio signals that approximate said multiple audio signals, wherein said quantized samples of each of the multiple audio signals are used.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/22/18 / #20180082327

Device and method for data packet processing

In an internet interface device such as a gateway managing a local network, a processor obtains a packet received from a device via a local network interface. The processor can determine whether or not the packet originates from a device in the local network deemed to be part of a particular group. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180077591

Method for evaluating a wireless link, respective device, computer program and storage medium

The present disclosure is directed towards a device and a method for evaluating a wireless link (3) of a wireless node of a customer premises equipment (cpe) device (1, 2) during operation of the cpe device. The device and method includes determining an actual data rate (33) of the wireless link, determining an available data rate (31) of the wireless link, and calculating a head room (34) based on a required data rate (30) and the available data rate (31).. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180077450

Mobile atsc 3.0 receiver as remote antenna

A method and apparatus for improving signal quality in a relatively fixed atsc 3.0 device are described including accepting a channel selection, establishing communication with all atsc 3.0 devices in a premises, polling each portable atsc 3.0 device to obtain signal quality information, selecting one or more of the portable atsc 3.0 devices to receive a signal, receiving ip packetized data related to a program on the selected channel from the one or more selected portable atsc 3.0 devices to improve signal quality at the relatively fixed atsc 3.0 device and combining the received ip packetized data received from the one or more selected portable atsc 3.0 devices with a signal of the relatively fixed atsc 3.0 device to form a combined signal for rendering a program on the selected channel.. . ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180077022

Automatic configuration of a wireless residential access network

A method (30) and system (10) for automatically configuring wireless local area network (wlan) devices (21, 22, 23) of a wireless residential access network (20) is provided. An automatic authorization process initiated by an access point (21) is enabled by utilizing a back-end-network (40, 50) and results in the activation of a basic service set identifier (bssid) based on which auto-pairing of at least one station (22) with the access point (21) is realized. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180077016

Method and device adapted to be implemented at a local network equipment

A method adapted to be implemented at a local network equipment configured to be attached to a remote network equipment through a network connection is disclosed. The remote network equipment runs a first network function. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076826

Methods and apparatus for unified significance map coding

Methods and apparatus are provided for unified significance map coding. An apparatus includes a video encoder (400) for encoding transform coefficients for at least a portion of a picture. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076529

Wireless communication device with cavity-backed antenna comprising a bended patch or slot

A wireless communication device is disclosed. The wireless communication device includes a metallic housing integrating at least one cavity-backed antenna. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076509

Antenna feeder configured for feeding an antenna integrated within an electronic device

An antenna feeder for feeding a slot or patch antenna integrated within an electronic device having a metallic two-parts housing in which is formed the slot or patch, and a pcb is described. The antenna feeder is an electrically conducting element different from the pcb and includes: a central part configured to be held mechanically by a dielectric support having inside the housing; a first extending part, extending from a first end of the central part towards the pcb, and integrating a first spring portion allowing the first extending part to be in electrical contact with the pcb; and a second extending part, extending from a second end of the central part and allowing for controlling the impedance of the antenna feeder. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076508

Device with cavity-backed antenna array integrated in a metal casing

An electronic device for wireless communication including a metal casing wherein the wireless communication is realized by at least one cavity-backed slot antenna is disclosed. Each cavity is formed by the combination of the top housing, metallic walls, a ground plane at the top of a printed circuit board and the bottom housing.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076504

Antenna feeder configured for feeding an antenna integrated within an electronic device

An antenna feeder configured for feeding a slot antenna integrated within a housing of an electronic device comprising a printed circuit board is disclosed. The printed circuit board includes a driving circuit for the antenna feeder. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180075863

Method for encoding signals, method for separating signals in a mixture, corresponding computer program products, devices and bitstream

A method is proposed for encoding at least two signals. The method includes mixing the at least two signals in a mixture; sampling a map z representative of locations of the at least two signals in a time-frequency plane at sampling locations, the sampling delivering a first list of values zΩ; and transmitting the mixture of the at least two signals and information representative of the first list of values zΩ. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180075852

Method and apparatus for embedding and regaining watermarks in an ambisonics representation of a sound field

As a potential format for next-generation audio, techniques for embedding digital watermarks in the higher order ambisonics (hoa) representation of a sound field have been proposed. The inventive embedding method is adapted for watermarking a two-dimensional or three-dimensional ambisonics representation of a sound field, wherein the ambisonics representation is decomposed into directional signals and ambient components and includes estimated dominant directions, and wherein the order of the ambient components can be reduced, and wherein watermark information data are embedded in the directional signals, and at receiver side are regained from the watermarked directional signals.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180075660

Method and device for blurring a virtual object in a video

In order to blur a virtual object in a video in real time as the video is acquired by a device capturing a real scene, a salient idea is used which estimates an apparent motion vector between two successive images, being captured at two successive device poses, in which the apparent motion vector estimation is based on a motion of the device. The successive images are then filtered based on the estimated apparent motion vector.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180074841

Vlan architecture with network namespace

A method to separately address a plurality of network devices having the same ip address includes connecting a network switch having a plurality of ports to the plurality of network devices, each port representing a local area network connection to each one of the plurality of network devices, configuring the network switch to have a trunk port connection to a workstation, the trunk port configured to pass traffic for a plurality of virtual local area networks, each virtual area network assigned to a corresponding one of the plurality of network devices, configuring the workstation to assign a network namespace to each of the plurality of devices, creating a virtual interface for each of the plurality of network devices, and transmitting to each of the network devices individually using the unique name of each of the plurality of individual network devices.. . ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180070088

Methods and apparatus for signaling intra prediction for large blocks for video encoders and decoders

Methods and apparatus are provided for signaling intra prediction for large blocks for video encoders and decoders. An apparatus includes a video encoder (400) for encoding picture data for at least one large block in a picture by signaling intra prediction for the at least one large block. ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180070087

Method for browsing a collection of video frames and corresponding device

The invention relates to a method for browsing a collection of p video frames through a user interface comprising n cells disposed along a time line with n<p. The method comprises the steps of: —determining (s1) a subset of n key frames by uniformly subsampling the collection of p video frames, —displaying (s2) the n key frames in the n cells according to a chronological order, the n cells being classified as current cell, past cells and future cells, —receiving (s3) an input command requesting to transfer a selected key frame displayed in a cell ci to a cell cj of the ui, —in response to the input command, updating (s4) the key frame displayed in the cell cj by the selected key frame and updating accordingly the key frames displayed in the other cells by updating key frames while maintaining the chronological order of the key frames in the n cells and adjusting the subsampling interval by pieces.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180070019

Methods, devices and systems for automatic zoom when playing an augmented scene

The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus and systems for automatically adapt the zoom coefficient of the camera of a system when running an augmented reality application. A pose estimation is performed for the camera which captures the real scene and the boundaries of the ar scene are calculated. ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180068425

Method and device for processing a peripheral image

A method for processing at least one peripheral image that when displayed extends beyond the borders of a displayed central image is disclosed. The method includes adapting luminance of the peripheral image to human vision characteristics when the luminance of peripheral images is processed so that the rendered light from the peripheral image in the viewer field of view remains low and close to the light rendered by the central view only. ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180067237

Plenoptic imaging device equipped with an enhanced optical system

A plenoptic imaging device is described including a micro-lens array placed between a main lens and a photosensor. The micro-lens array has a plurality of micro-lenses each configured to project a micro-image onto the photosensor, the main lens covering a central field-of-view of the scene according to capture axis. ... Thomson Licensing

03/01/18 / #20180061016

Method and apparatus for generating data representative of a bokeh associated to light-field data

There are several types of plenoptic devices having a proprietary file format. At present, there is no standard supporting the acquisition and transmission of multi-dimensional information for an exhaustive over-view of the different parameters upon which a light-field depends. ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180048897

Method and apparatus for coding a video into a bitstream

A method and an apparatus for encoding an image into a bitstream are disclosed. Said image comprising a set of blocks. ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180048526

Distribution of bandwidth in a network

The invention concerns the exchange of parameters between communication devices of a network describing their respective data sessions and the application, at a communication device, of a bandwidth distribution algorithm using the exchange parameters to allocate bandwidth to one or more data sessions in the network.. . ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180047367

Adaptive color grade interpolation method and device

An adaptive color grade interpolation method is disclosed. The method comprises interpolating from a first color graded version of a picture adapted to first viewing conditions and a second color graded version of said picture different from the first color graded version and adapted to second viewing conditions in order to obtain a third color graded version of the picture adapted to third viewing conditions wherein said interpolating is obtained from said first color graded version, a first mapped color version of said first color graded version adapted to said third viewing conditions and to a second mapped color version of said first color graded version adapted to said second viewing conditions such that said first color graded version and second mapped color version are interpolated into said first mapped color version.. ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180047185

Light field metadata

A method of providing metadata for captured light field data, the method comprising providing a data format aggregating metadata describing characteristics of at least one of: a light field camera used to capture the light field data, a matrix of views derived from the light field data, and a focal stack derived from the light field data.. . ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180046921

Code generation method, code generating apparatus and computer readable storage medium

A code is generated for mapping source to target code words which allows encoding source data at reduced probability of incorrect decoding, e.g. For dna storage. ... Thomson Licensing

02/08/18 / #20180041890

Method and apparatus for mobile device roaming

A method and an apparatus for mobile device roaming are provided. The apparatus includes an information obtaining unit for obtaining information about the network capability at a given location of at least two mobile devices having a first mobile device and a second mobile device, a predicting unit for obtaining a network score of each of the at least two mobile devices at the given location according to the obtained information about the network capabilities, and a roaming unit for switching the traffic of the first mobile device to the second mobile device according to respective obtained network scores of the at least two mobile devices, when the first mobile device reaches the given location.. ... Thomson Licensing

02/08/18 / #20180041440

Adaptive load balancing in residential hybrid gateways

A residential gateway has a first, wired data connection and a second, wireless data connection. 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. ... Thomson Licensing

02/08/18 / #20180040155

Cache friendly jittered hemispherical sampling

An apparatus for use in producing lighting effects comprising a plurality of graphic processing units, each graphic processing unit for jittering a first ray, having a direction, to result in a second ray, the second ray having a direction not the same as the first ray; and each graphic processing unit having a plurality of threads for processing rays for computing lighting effects such that the first ray is processed by a first thread and the second ray is processed in a thread adjacent to the first thread; and a memory for providing data for use in computing the lighting effects for the first ray and the second ray.. . ... Thomson Licensing

02/08/18 / #20180038733

Method for obtaining parameters defining a pixel beam associated with a pixel of an image sensor comprised in an optical device

A method for obtaining, for at least one pixel of an image sensor comprised in an optical device, parameters defining a pixel beam is described. The method is remarkable in that it includes determining a direction of a chief ray associated with at least one pixel of the image sensor from the features of an optical system associated with the optical device, determining a set of pixels formed in a screen of a display device, the set of pixels comprising at least one pixel close to a point corresponding to an intersection of the chief ray and the screen, and the set of pixels comprising only pixels which are detected by the at least one pixel of the image sensor, when they are illuminated.. ... Thomson Licensing

02/01/18 / #20180035119

Methods and apparatus for video usability information (vui) for scalable video coding (svc)

There are provided methods and apparatus for video usability information (vui) for scalable video coding (svc). An apparatus includes an encoder (100) for encoding video signal data into a bitstream. ... Thomson Licensing

02/01/18 / #20180035015

Method and apparatus for encoding color mapping information and processing pictures based on color mapping information

Color mapping information can be used to transform one color to another color. The present embodiments provide a solution for representing the color mapping information using a successive application of multiple color mapping functions. ... Thomson Licensing

02/01/18 / #20180034569

Method and apparatus for detecting motion activity

A method and an apparatus for detecting motion activity of an object are suggested. The apparatus includes an rssi detecting unit for obtaining the rssi values of wireless signals, a first calculating unit for calculating a first indication relating to the status of movement/stillness of an object as a function of the standard deviation (stdev) value of the rssi values of the wireless signals over a first threshold, a second calculating unit for calculating a second indication relating to the speed of movement of the object as a function of the number of times that the rssi values cross a second threshold from down to up during a time period and a combining unit for outputting a third indication of the motion activity of the object by combining the first and the second indications.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/25/18 / #20180027262

Methods, systems and apparatus for electro-optical and opto-electrical conversion of images and video

The present principles are directed to a parameterized oetf/eotf for processing images and video. The present principles provide a method for encoding a picture, comprising: applying a parameterized transfer function to a luminance (l) signal of the picture to determine a resulting v(l) transformed signal; encoding the resulting v(l); wherein the parameterized transfer function is adjusted based on a plurality of parameters to model one of a plurality of transfer functions. ... Thomson Licensing

01/25/18 / #20180027252

Method and device for decosing a color picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a device and a method of decoding a color picture from a bitstream. It comprises: —obtaining an expanded range luminance as a first component by applying a nonlinear dynamic expansion function to a luminance component obtained from the bitstream, wherein said nonlinear dynamic expansion function is determined depending on an inverse of a dynamic reduction function that has been applied to an original luminance component obtained when encoding the color picture; —obtaining a second component by calculating a square root of a difference between a value determined by the first component and another value computed as a linear combination of a multiplication product of two chrominance components and square values of the two chrominance components obtained from the bitstream; and —obtaining at least one color component of the color picture to be decoded at least from said second component and said two chrominance components by determining said at least one color component as a linear combination of the second component and the two chrominance components.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/25/18 / #20180026991

Social network privacy auditor

A privacy auditor determines discrepancies between user privacy settings in a social network and installed applications. The privacy auditor can employ a privacy determinator that tests an installed application on various privacy levels to determine actual privacy settings of the installed application. ... Thomson Licensing

01/25/18 / #20180024597

Method and apparatus for remotely controlling an electronic device

A method of remotely controlling a device using a mobile terminal includes, at the mobile terminal detecting a signal source providing an identification and/or connection parameters of the device. A wireless communication connection between the mobile terminal and the device is established in response to detecting the signal source, and an initial spatial position of the mobile terminal is determined. ... Thomson Licensing

01/18/18 / #20180019681

Galvanic isolated device and corresponding method and system

An electronic device is disclosed. According to at least one embodiment, the device includes a front-end module having at least one front-end connector, adapted to be connected to a cable adapted for receiving electrical signal, a reception module adapted to receive an electrical signal from the front-end connector, a back-end module configured to process an electrical signal, an interfacing module comprising at least an isolation module adapted to transmit, to the back-end module, an electrical signal received from the front-end module.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/18/18 / #20180019004

Method, apparatus and system for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial measurements

A method, apparatus and system for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial outputs for content reproduced on a mobile content device include, in response to a vibration of the mobile content device, receiving a recorded audio signal and a corresponding recorded inertial signal generated by the vibration. The recorded signals are each processed to determine a timestamp for a corresponding peak in each of the recorded signals. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180014024

Method and apparatus of encoding and decoding a color picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device of encoding a color picture having color components (ec), characterized in that it comprises: —obtaining (130) a luminance component (l) comprising: —obtaining (120) a modulation value (ba) from the luminance (y) of the color picture; —obtaining a scaled luminance by dividing the luminance (y) of the color picture by said modulation value (ba); —obtaining the luminance component (l) by applying a non-linear function on said scaled luminance in order that the dynamic of said luminance component (l) is reduced compared to the dynamic of said scaled luminance; —obtaining two chrominance components (c1, c2) comprising: —obtaining a factor (r(l(i)) that depends on the value of the pixel (i) of said luminance component (l(i)) and the luminance value (y(i)) of the co-located pixel (i) in the color picture; —obtaining (150) at least one intermediate color component (e′c) by multiplying each color component (ec) by said factor (r(l(i)); and —obtaining (170) said two chrominance components (c1, c2) from said at least one intermediate color components (e′c); and —encoding (180) said luminance (l) and two chrominance components (c1, c2).. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180013640

Method, apparatus and system for rendering haptic effects

The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus or systems for managing a map of haptic atmospheres over a topographical zone. The zone may contain relief or noticeable objects. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180013627

Configuring method and corresponding communication network device, system, computer readable program product and computer readable storage medium

The disclosure relates to a method for configuring an wlan (wireless local area network) access point adapted to use at least one operational frequency channel to transmit or receive data when the access point is in an operational mode. The configuring includes checking an availability of at least one restricted frequency channel, a use of the restricted frequency channel being restricted by the availability, choosing the operational frequency channel from a set of frequency channels according to the checked availability, a first configuring comprising a first checking of restricted frequency channels belonging to a first proper sub-set of the set being performed before entering into the operational mode. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180013429

Capacitive touch button with guard

An apparatus such as a set-top box, includes at least one capacitive touch button with a guard feature that provides, the ability to detect and reject false touches. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a first conductive element that is capacitively isolated from ground, and a second conductive element that is capacitively isolated from ground and located adjacent to the first conductive element. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180012333

Method and apparatus for generating an extrapolated image based on object detection

A method and apparatus for generating an extrapolated image from an existing film or video content, which can be displayed beyond the borders of the existing file or video content to increase viewer immersiveness, are provided. The present principles provide to generating the extrapolated image without salient objects included therein, that is, objects that may distract the viewer from the main image. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180011525

Method of and apparatus adapted for controlling a power consumption of a media stream reproducing device

A method of controlling a power consumption of a media stream reproducing device having a wide input voltage range power supply includes receiving a media stream and providing an output signal representative of the received media stream. A mains supply voltage of the media stream receiver is monitored and, in case the measured mains supply voltage falls below a first level the method further includes one or more of providing an output signal representative of a message indicating the reduced mains supply voltage and advising a user to reduce the power consumption of at least the media stream reproducing device, or providing an output signal controlling a first reduction of the power consumption of the media stream reproducing device, or controlling a recording device operatively connected to the media stream reproducing device to record the received media stream for later reproduction.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007445

Trick playback of video data

A portable device controlling playback of video data on a first device external to the portable device and including a browser module operative to present a display of a plurality of images, each image corresponding to a section of the video data, and to highlight an image corresponding to the section of the video data currently played back by the first device, a communication module coupled to the browser module and operative, in response to a selection of an image among the plurality of images by a user, to transmit a first command to the first device to play back the video data corresponding to the image selected by the user, wherein the browser module is further operative to adapt highlighting of the plurality of images in response to a second command received from said first device upon a change of the section of video data currently played back on the first device.. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007392

Method and device for matching colors between color pictures of different dynamic range

A method is disclosed that comprises mapping a high-dynamic range luminance picture to a standard-dynamic range luminance picture based on a backlight value bac associated with the high-dynamic range luminance picture.. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007372

A method and apparatus of encoding and decoding a color picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device of encoding a color picture having color components (ec) comprising obtaining (11) a luminance component (l) and two chrominance components (c1, c2) from the color picture to be encoded. The method for encoding a color picture having color components comprising obtaining at least one chrominance component from the color picture to be encoded, the method further comprises: —determining a first factor based on the value of each pixel (i) of said luminance component; —obtaining at least one final chrominance component by scaling said at least one chrominance component by said first factor; and—encoding (13) said at least one final chrominance component.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007355

High frame rate-low frame rate transmission technique

A method for transmitting video content segments includes providing low frame rate (lfr) and high frame rate (hfr) encoding mode designations for video content segments having static scenes and scenes with motion, respectively. Each video content segment is encoded accordance with its encoding mode designation and then transmitted with its encoding mode designation to enable retrieval and decoding by a decoder. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007125

Method and device for processing, at a network equipment, a processing request from a terminal

Network equipment for processing a request from a terminal configured to be connected to a network to which the network equipment can be connected is described. The network equipment includes a receiver configured to receive, from the terminal, a message part of the processing request, a relay agent configured to provide a network identification information into the received message, and a load balancer configured to forward the received message to one of a plurality of processing units of the network equipment, depending on workload information associated with the processing units. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180006380

Antenna on smart card and interconnection device

An interconnection device is described including a transmission part for feeding an antenna, the transmission part including a signal feed element and a ground element connectable to a circuit board, a first end of the ground element connectable to the circuit board and a second end of the ground element connectable to the antenna and a first end of the signal feed element connectable to an antenna feeding port on the circuit board and a second end of the signal feed element connectable to an antenna feeding line of the antenna.. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180005427

Devices and methods for generating elementary geometries

Elementary geometries for rendering objects of a 3d scene are generated from input geometry data sets. Instructions of a source program are transformed into a code executable in a rendering pipeline by at least one graphics processor, by segmenting the source program into sub-programs, each adapted to process the input data sets, and by ordering the sub-programs in function of the instructions. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180005358

A method and apparatus for inverse-tone mapping a picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device for inverse-tone mapping a picture. The method comprising: —obtaining (20) a first component (y) comprising: —obtaining a luminance component (l) from said color picture; —obtaining a resulting component by applying (20), a non-linear function on said luminance component (l) in order that the dynamic of the resulting component is increased compared to the dynamic of the luminance component (l)—obtaining (50) a modulation value (ba) from the luminance of said color picture; —obtaining the first component (y) by multiplying said resulting component by said modulation value (ba); —obtaining two chrominance components (c1, c2) from said color picture; —obtaining (40) a first factor (r(l(i))) that depends on the value (l(i)) of a pixel (i) of said luminance component (l); —obtaining (30) at least one color component (ec) from said first component (y), said two chrominance components (c1, c2) and said first factor (r(l(i))); and—forming the inverse-tone mapped color picture by combining together said at least one color component (ec).. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180005357

Method and device for mapping a hdr picture to a sdr picture and corresponding sdr to hdr mapping method and device

A method is disclosed that comprises mapping a high-dynamic range luminance picture to a standard-dynamic range luminance picture based on a backlight value bac associated with the high-dynamic range luminance picture.. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180005039

Method and apparatus for generating an initial superpixel label map for an image

A method and an apparatus for generating an initial superpixel label map for a current image from an image sequence are described. The apparatus includes a feature detector that determines features in the current image. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180004379

Method and device for displaying a part of a dialog

A method, performed by a computing device with a display, for displaying a part of a dialog, like e.g. A chat, between at least two participants is disclosed. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374605

Apparatus and method for autorizing access to a service according to device proximity

A device and a method for authorizing access to a service on a first device upon detection of a second device located in near proximity, while preferably using broadcast transmission, is disclosed. The second device broadcasts on a second broadcast network a message comprising at least a group identifier common to the set of devices that can access the service and a time reference value corresponding to the emission time of the message, according to a common time reference received by all devices from a first broadcast network. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374394

Method and apparatus for provision of enhanced multimedia content

Ways to generate, store, and distribute optimized content are described. Content modification operations including color correction are stored as metadata that is embedded in each content item. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374390

Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding high dynamic range (hdr) videos

To preserve backward compatibility with a non-hdr device or service, an hdr picture may be represented using a modulation value and an sdr picture representative of the hdr picture. The modulation value and the sdr picture can then be encoded into the bitstream. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374388

Method and a device for encoding a signal representative of a light-field content

The present disclosure relates to the transmission of sets of data and metadata and more particularly to the transmission of light-field contents. Light-field data take up large amounts of storage space which makes storage cumbersome and processing less efficient. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374346

A method, apparatus and system for reducing crosstalk of auto stereoscopic displays

The disclosure describes a method, apparatus and system for reducing crosstalk of auto-stereoscopic displays using higher resolution panels. In such panels, a fraction of a total number of views is generated by sending a same signal on a number of adjacent views. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374345

Method and apparatus for creating a pair of stereoscopic images using least one lightfield camera

A method for creating a pair of stereoscopic images is described. The method includes using at least one lightfield camera which receives respective required camera parameters for a left view and a right view. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374334

Methods and apparatus for motion-based video tonal stabilization

One general aspect for motion-based video tonal stabilization uses a keyframe and motion estimation techniques to determine the level of spatial correspondence between input images and the keyframe. When the level of spatial correspondence is high, tonal stabilization is performed through regression and power law tonal transformation to minimize the color differences between images caused by automatic camera parameters without a priori knowledge of the camera model. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170373921

Method and apparatus for snmp set operations

A method and an apparatus for communication between a first network device and second network device are suggested. The method comprises, at the level of the first network device: receiving, from the second network device, one or more requests for snmp set operation; caching the one or more requests; and upon a determined time period being reached, processing the cached one or more requests. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170373529

Battery backup arrangement

A module includes a rectifier coupled to an input connector for rectifying an input alternating current (ac), mains supply voltage for a power supply regulator. The passive rectifier applies an input filtered direct current (dc) boosted supply voltage to the power supply regulator, when the filtered dc boosted supply voltage is selectively developed at the input connector. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170372495

Methods and systems for color processing of digital images

Systems and methods of coloring and re-coloring digital images are disclosed. A system including a processor and a memory can execute stored instructions to segment (201) a first image to obtain segmented image regions. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170372057

Method and apparatus providing security using graphic elements

A determination is made if user selected graphic elements, from a set of graphic elements, matches designated security criteria. Data is received where such data represents the selection of graphic elements by a user from a set of graphic elements. ... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170371505

Data processing apparatus and method for rendering a tree structure

An apparatus (20) and method (10) for rendering a tree structure in a gui depending on a position of a pointing cursor relative to the rendered tree use the cursor position with respect to the tree to control which tree branches to expand/collapse automatically. They reconfigure the tree view for compact presentation without need for explicit expand/collapse operations. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170366862

Content recommendation user interface

A computing device presents a user interface in which graphical representations of content may be positioned based on user input. Inclusionary and exclusionary portions of metadata associated with the content may be ranked based on the positions and/or positional relationships of the graphical representations in the user interface. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170366860

Apparatus and method for recording transition history and selecting next playback from the transition history

An apparatus comprises a processor configured to play back a first media content segment; determine if a first source media content segment exists in a transition history, which is one of the first media content segment and a segment similar to the first media content segment, the transition history including transitions from at least one source media content segment to at least one destination media content segment; and if the first source media content segment exists, play back a first destination media content segment transitioned from the first source media content segment in the transition history.. . ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170366844

Program sequencer for multi-display environment

Programmable media interfaces, methods and systems for programming a plurality of displays in a multiple display environment are described herein. The media interfaces, methods and systems include processors configured to program a sequence of broadcast content to the plurality of display devices, control pre-set or pre-programmed sequencing of the broadcast of the future content at times, and select particular displays in the plurality of displays to display portions of the broadcast content at the pre-set or pre-programmed times for future playing.. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170366807

Coding of intra modes

A method of encoding a video image includes, for each one of blocks of the video image, calculating virtual gradient values in the block depending on neighboring gradient values computed in a causal neighborhood of the block and acquiring one prediction direction or non-directional intra prediction mode based on the virtual gradient values; and determining a coding mode by comparing different predictions for the block, acquiring a predicted block by applying the determined “coding mode”, acquiring a residual error between the predicted block and the current block and encoding a difference between the determined coding mode and the prediction direction or non-directional intra prediction mode. The calculating includes, for each prediction direction, propagating the neighboring gradient values along the prediction direction to estimate the virtual gradient values in the block.. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170366791

Method and device of converting a high-dynamic-range version of a picture to a standard-dynamic-range version of said picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device of converting a high-dynamic-range (hdr) version of a picture to a standard-dynamic-range (sdr) version of this picture. The method is characterized in that it converts the high-dynamic-range version to the standard-dynamic-range version of the picture according to: a first indicator (i1) that indicates the presence of color mapping parameters; a second indicator (i2) that indicates whether a device is configured to convert the high-dynamic-range version to the standard-dynamic-range version of the picture by taking into account said color mapping parameters; and a third indicator (i3) that indicates whether converting without taking into account said color mapping parameters is inhibited.. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170366765

Image sensor unit and imaging apparatus

An image sensor unit (3) includes a microlens array (31) and a sensor (32). The sensor includes a plurality of sensor regions (323) that respectively include pixels (322) having different sensitivities arranged in a matrix arrangement. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170366249

Method of selectively enabling a wireless access point or repeater

A method of selectively enabling one of a first and a second operating mode in a first network device is presented. The first network device has a wireless receiver and transmitter for providing bi-directional communication with a mobile station through a first wireless link, for providing access to a network. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170365037

Apparatus and method for generating an extrapolated image using a recursive hierarchical process

Apparatus and method for generating an extrapolated image using a recursive hierarchical process a method and apparatus for generating an extrapolated image from an existing film or video content, which can be displayed beyond the borders of the existing film or video content to increase viewer immersiveness, are provided. The present principles provide for hierarchical processing in which higher resolution images are generated at each higher level, and wherein the higher level image is generated based on prediction and weighting derived from a current level image, and the current level is refined for the prediction based on overlapping data.. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170364143

System and method for automatically localizing haptic effects on a body

Haptic effects are automatically localized on a user's body based on multimedia content or its associated metadata. A haptic effect generator analyzes multimedia content to determine haptic events that occur in the multimedia content. ... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170363431

Location method and corresponding terminals, vehicle, computer program product and storage medium

The present disclosure relates to a method for locating a first mobile terminal, the method including obtaining of at least one route of the first mobile terminal, defined by at least: a departure point, representative of a geographical location of the first mobile terminal; an arrival point, representative of a determined geographical location. According to at least one embodiment, the obtaining includes at least: an establishment of a communication between the first terminal and a second terminal, at an instant which is a function of a determined timestamp; a provision of the geographical location of the first terminal and/or a geographical location of the second terminal during the communication. ... Thomson Licensing

12/14/17 / #20170359491

Method of mapping source colors of an image using a lut having colors outside a source color gamut

According to this method, the mapping color lut has input colors that sample not only a source color gamut (included in an input encoding color space in which inputs colors of this lut are encoded) but also a portion of the input encoding color space which is not included in the source color gamut. Preferably, this color lut further includes output colors located outside the target color gamut. ... Thomson Licensing

12/14/17 / #20170359490

Method of mapping source colors of an image in a chromaticity plane

Source colors are mapped within a mapping segment starting at a preserved gamut boundary color (pc) and ending at a target gamut boundary color (it-c) of the chromaticity plane, corresponding, in a linear 3d color space, to an intersection of the target color gamut (tcg) with a plane of constant luminance and with a mapping plane (mko) comprising said source color (m), a black point (k) and a white point (o).. . ... Thomson Licensing

12/07/17 / #20170353872

Method and device for device configuration

It is provided a method for device configuration, wherein at side of a device comprising working in sta mode (402); and if determining that the device can't connect to any one of detected ap devices, changing to ap mode (406).. . ... Thomson Licensing

12/07/17 / #20170353306

Method, device and system for pairing a first device with a second device

A method for pairing a first device with a second device is disclosed. A salient idea is to generate a discriminant and visually differentiable visual representation from a unique identifier of a device, to make it available for example together with the unique identifier on a printed package of the device, and to regenerate it for display as part of the pairing process. ... Thomson Licensing

11/30/17 / #20170347416

Indicator circuit and apparatus using the same

An indicator circuit (10) includes a first light emission device (r1 and d1) configured to be driven by a first voltage (von) to emit light; a second light emission device (r2 and d2) configured to be driven by a second voltage (vstb) to emit light; and a control device (q1, d3 and r3) configured to be driven by the first voltage (von) and the second voltage (vstb) to allow the first light emission device (r1 and d1) to be driven when the first voltage (von) is active but the second voltage (vstb) is not active and not to allow the first light emission device (r1 and d1) to be driven when the first voltage (von) and the second voltage (vstb) are active.. . ... Thomson Licensing

11/30/17 / #20170347145

Electronic program guide displaying relevant field based on time of day

A method for programming an electronic program guide (epg) grid guide is disclosed herein. The method includes determining epg metadata from a database, sorting metadata based on a time and a metadata field, determining the metadata field to be displayed, and rendering the epg grid guide based on the time and the metadata field. ... Thomson Licensing

11/30/17 / #20170347124

Method of encoding video picture, method of decoding video picture, appatatus for encoding video picture, apparatus for decoding video picture and computer program product

A method of encoding a video picture includes dividing an original picture into a plurality of picture parts s1; selecting different reference pictures for the respective picture parts; carrying out inter prediction of the picture parts using the respective reference pictures selected in the selecting; and dispersing data acquired based on the inter prediction in packets in such a manner that encoded slices of the data corresponding to one of the picture parts will be included in one of the packets and encoded slices of the data corresponding to another of the picture parts will be included in another of the packets s71.. . ... Thomson Licensing

11/30/17 / #20170347055

Method, apparatus and stream for immersive video format

Method and device for generating a stream from image(s) of an object is disclosed. The method includes the steps of obtaining data associated with points of a point cloud representing at least a part of the object, obtaining a parametric surface according to at least a geometric characteristic associated with the at least a part of the object and pose information of an acquisition device used to acquire the at least one image, obtaining a height map and one or more texture maps associated with the parametric surface, and generating the stream by combining together a first syntax element relative to the at least a parameter, a second syntax element relative to the height map, a third syntax element relative to the at least one texture map and a fourth syntax element relative to a position of the acquisition device. ... Thomson Licensing

11/30/17 / #20170346866

Method and network equipment for establishing a manifest

Network equipment for establishing a manifest to be provided to a requesting terminal configured to receive a multimedia content divided into segments from a network equipment, each segment being available in one or more representations, said manifest listing available representations for the multimedia content and specifying a plurality of adaptation sets, each adaptation set defining a spatial object of the multimedia content, the spatial objects of the adaptation sets defining a whole spatial object is described. The network equipment includes at least one memory and at least one processing circuitry configured to define, in the manifest, a type of mapping of the multimedia content to the whole spatial object and a point of reference in one adaptation set of reference amongst the adaptation sets, and associate depth information with each adaptation set.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170339440

Method, apparatus and stream of formatting an immersive video for legacy and immersive rendering devices

The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus or systems for generating, transmitting and decoding a backward compatible immersive video stream. The stream is carrying data representative of an immersive video, composed of a frame organized according to a layout having a first area encoded according to a rectangle mapping, a second area encoded according to a mapping transitory from the rectangular mapping to an immersive mapping and a third area encoded according to the immersive mapping. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170339316

A method and device for estimating a color mapping between two different color-graded versions of a sequence of pictures

The present disclosure relates to a method and device for processing a sequence of pictures comprising estimating a color mapping between a first color-graded version of said sequence of pictures whose values are represented in a first color volume and a second color-graded version of said sequence of pictures whose values are represented in a second color volume. The method is characterized in that it comprises:—obtaining (10) a first composite picture by assembling at least two pictures of the first color-graded version of the sequence of pictures in order that the content of said first composite picture comprises at least a part of the content of each of said at least two pictures, and the second composite picture is obtained by assembling at least two pictures of the second color-graded version of the sequence of pictures in order that the content of said second composite picture comprises at least a part of the content of each of said at least two pictures; and—estimating (20) said color mapping between said first and second color-graded versions of the picture by estimating a color mapping function that maps the color values of said first composite picture onto the color values of said second composite picture.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337913

Apparatus and method for generating visual content from an audio signal

An apparatus and method for generating visual content from an audio signal are described. The method includes receiving (310) audio content, processing (320) the audio content to separate into a first and second portion of the audio content, converting (330) the second portion into visual content, delaying (340) the first portion based on a time relationship between the audio content and the visual content, the delaying accounting for time to process the first portion and convert the second portion, and providing (350) the visual content and audio content for reproduction. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337741

Method and device for rendering an image of a scene comprising a real object and a virtual replica of the real object

A method and device for rendering a scene including one or more real objects is described. A virtual object is associated with each real object, a virtual object associated with a real object corresponding to a virtual replica of this real object. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337709

Method to determine chromatic component of illumination sources of an image

A method to determine a chromatic component of illumination sources of an image is described. The method includes segmenting the image into segmenting areas and clustering representative color variations into chrominance clusters. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337708

A method and device for estimating a color mapping between two different color-graded versions of a picture

The present disclosure relates to a method and device for processing a picture comprising estimating a color mapping between a first color-graded version of picture whose values are represented in a first color volume and a second color-graded version of said picture whose values are represented in a second color volume. The method comprises: —obtaining (10) a first set of color values (s1) from the first color-graded version of the picture by taking into account at least one determined pixel in said first color-graded version of the picture, and obtaining a second set of color values (s2) from the second color-graded version of the picture by taking into account at least one determined pixel in said second color-graded version of the picture, each of said at least one determined pixel in the first color-graded version of the picture is co-located to one of said at least one determined pixel in the second color-graded version of the picture; and —estimating (20) said color mapping between said first and second color-graded versions of the picture by estimating a color mapping function that maps the color values of said first set of color values onto the color values of said second set of color values.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337670

Inverse tone mapping method and corresponding device

The disclosure relates generally to the field of high dynamic range (hdr) imaging and addresses the way of expanding the dynamic range of low dynamic range images. A method having the steps of obtaining expansion exponent map data for each one of a plurality of clusters of reference images, obtaining, for each cluster, one feature, called visual feature, representative of the luminance of reference images of the cluster, obtaining a visual feature for the image, comparing the visual feature of the image with the visual features of the clusters according to a distance criterion, selecting the cluster, the visual feature of which is the closest to the visual feature of the image, and applying an expansion exponent map defined by the expansion exponent map data of the selected cluster to the image is described.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337667

Method and device for obtaining a hdr image by graph signal processing

A method of obtaining one or more hdr images representative of a scene is described. To reach that aim, the method includes obtaining several ldr images representative of the scene. ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337196

Apparatus and method for providing customized ratings for a user

An apparatus comprises a processor configured to receive first and second ratings of a first segment of a media content respectively from second and third users; assign first and second weights respectively to the first and second ratings according to relationship in a social network between the first and second users and between the first and third users respectively; adjust the first and second ratings using the first and second weights, respectively; combine the adjusted first and second ratings to form the customized rating data of the first segment for the first user; and deliver the customized rating data of the first segment to the first user; and a memory storing the customized rating data.. . ... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170336550

Light emission structure and device with light emission structure

A light emission structure (1) includes a light guiding space defining portion (10) configured to define a light guiding space having a light reception opening and a light emission opening, the light guiding space being configured to receive light emitted by a light source (110) provided on a circuit substrate (100) through the reception opening and guide the introduced light to radiate through the emission opening; and a holding portion (20) configured to have holding arms (22) for holding the circuit substrate (100). At least a part of the light guiding space defining portion (10) abutting the circuit substrate (100) and a part of the holding portion (20) abutting the circuit substrate (100) are made of a soft material.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170332346

System and method for redirecting a mobile device

The present invention concerns a femtocell device (1) and method at a femtocell device (1) comprising a first interface (23) for communicating to a macrocell (4) and a second interface (25) for communicating to a broadband network (2), the method comprising the steps of when communication to the broadband network (2) is inactive, receiving a paging message from the macrocell (4) destined to a mobile device (3) connected to the femtocell device (1), and notifying the mobile device (3) to redirect to the macrocell (4).. . ... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170332127

Method and apparatus for video picture playback

The present disclosure provides a video picture playback method, comprising : monitoring a video stream to detect whether an i-frame picture arrives; and storing the i-frame picture or compressed i-frame picture into a memory when the i-frame picture arrives.. . ... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170332109

Method and apparatus for content distribution for multiscreen viewing

A method for distributing a video program to first and second devices is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a request for the video program from one of the first and second devices both registered in an account at the server; transmitting the video program, but not information related to the video program, to a first selected one of the two devices according to a distance between the two devices; and transmitting the information related to the video program, but not the video program, to a second selected one of the two devices according to the distance.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170332033

Fast access to internet apps with a remote control

A method and apparatus for fast access to internet applications (apps) using a remote control is disclosed herein. The method includes accessing a web app group, selecting an app from the web app group, adding the selected app to an input list, and accessing the selected app via an input button on the remote control.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170330339

Method and apparatus for estimating depth of unfocused plenoptic data

Methods and apparatus for estimating a depth of unfocused plenoptic data are suggested. The method includes: determining a level of homogeneity of micro-lens images of unfocused plenoptic data; determining pixels of the micro-lens images of the unfocused plenoptic unfocused plenoptic data which either have disparities equal to zero or belong to homogeneous areas as a function of the calculated level of homogeneity of the micro-lens images of the unfocused plenoptic data; and estimating the depth of the unfocused plenoptic data by a disparity estimation without considering the determined pixels. ... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170329076

Device for transporting light

Disclosed is 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 are molded with same material as a single component, each connection part includes two constitution parts for connecting to two adjacent light pipes, each 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, 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 inner faces incident direction of light within its connecting light pipe, inclines towards the larger polygonal base.. . ... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170329074

Device for transporting light

A device for transporting light is provided. The device comprises at least two light pipes and at least one connection part, the at least two light pipes and the at least one connection part are molded with same material as a single component, wherein each connection part includes a triangular prism having a connection surface for connecting the at least two light pipes and the other surfaces having acute angles with the connection surface.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/09/17 / #20170324988

Method and device for transmitting content

It provides a method for transmitting content, wherein at an intermediate device, e.g. The gateway, that connects a content server and at least two rendering devices, comprising steps of receiving a request for a content destined to the content server from a first rendering device; establishing a first connection between the first rendering device and the intermediate device and a second connection between the intermediate device and the content server; sending data of the content received via the second convection to the first rendering device via the first connection; receiving a request for the content destined to the content server from a second rendering device; establishing a third connection between the intermediate device and the second rendering device; and using the second connection to receive data of the content and sending the data to the second rendering device via the third connection.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/09/17 / #20170324959

Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding a high dynamic range picture into a coded bitstream

A method and an apparatus for coding at least one high dynamic range picture into a coded bitstream, and corresponding decoding method and apparatus are disclosed. The encoding method includes selecting a predetermined post-processing color correction function bp_det among a set of predetermined post-processing color correction functions bpset, according to at least one parameter computed from at least said high dynamic range picture, determining a pre-processing color correction function b0 from the selected predetermined post-processing color correction function bp_det, decomposing the high dynamic range picture, into a standard dynamic range picture, using the pre-processing color correction function b0, coding the standard dynamic range picture into the coded bitstream, coding at least one parameter for reconstructing the high dynamic range picture from the standard dynamic range picture decoded from the coded bitstream and a post-processing color correction function bp_dec.. ... Thomson Licensing

11/09/17 / #20170324925

Method and apparatus for composition subtitles

Embodiments of the invention include a subtitling format encompassing elements of enhanced syntax and semantic to provide improved animation capabilities. The disclosed elements improve subtitle performance without stressing the available subtitle bitrate. ... Thomson Licensing

11/09/17 / #20170324726

Digital authentication using augmented reality

An augmented reality (ar) interactive system and method is provided. In one embodiment the systems comprises a user interface configured to receive user input, a processor configured to manage user input data, and a display in processing communication with one another and said user interface via said processor. ... Thomson Licensing

10/26/17 / #20170311137

Movie night

A system uses physical proximity and at least one existing database, e.g., a social network, to provide a group recommendation, such as a movie recommendation, to a group of users without any user interaction. Physical proximity is enabled by devices supporting detection of a beacon from a beacon broadcasting device. ... Thomson Licensing

10/26/17 / #20170310951

System and method for combining text with three-dimensional content

A system (10) and method (52, 60, 72) for combining and/or displaying text with three-dimensional (3d) content. The system (10) and method (52, 60, 72) inserts text at the same level as the highest depth value in the 3d content. ... Thomson Licensing

10/26/17 / #20170310407

Method of audio/video broadcast play out handover and corresponding apparatus

Handover of broadcast audio/video content from a first/source device via an intermediate device to a second/destination device. The intermediate device is set up to receive by its own means the same broadcast audio/video content as received by the first/source device. ... Thomson Licensing

10/26/17 / #20170309291

Method and apparatus for separating speech data from background data in audio communication

A method and an apparatus for separating speech data from background data in an audio communication are suggested. The method comprises: applying a speech model to the audio communication for separating the speech data from the background data of the audio communication; and updating the speech model as a function of the speech data and the background data during the audio communication.. ... Thomson Licensing

10/26/17 / #20170309004

Image recognition using descriptor pruning

The present disclosure relates to image recognition or image searching. More precisely, the present disclosure relates to pruning local descriptors extracted from an input image. ... Thomson Licensing

10/26/17 / #20170307661

Electrical activity sensor device for detecting electrical activity and electrical activity monitoring apparatus

An electrical activity sensor attachable to a power cable of an electrical device for detecting an impulse generated in the power cable in response to a change in electrical power state of the electrical device is described. The electrical activity sensor has an antenna assembly including an antenna element operable to magnetically couple with an electrical pulse generated in the power cable, to induce an electrical signal, in response to a change in electrical power state of the electrical device and to wirelessly transmit data representative of the electrical power state change of the electrical device to a remote reader device. ... Thomson Licensing

10/12/17 / #20170295245

Method for assigning a tag with an action within a network, respective network and control device

The method for assigning a tag (t) with an action for a network device (n) within a network comprising a management server (m),a control device (s) and the network device reads the tag with the control device; the tag transmitting a unique tag id and a url to the control device. The control device (s) reads the url and connects with the management server (m), in case the tag has no action assigned, an action to be performed by the network device (n) is selected for the tag from a list on the control device, the management server is informed about the selected action. ... Thomson Licensing

10/12/17 / #20170294969

Adding a keypad to a device configured with a wireless receiver

A device including a remote control of remote operation of the device is described. The remote control includes a key matrix and a microprocessor. ... Thomson Licensing

10/05/17 / #20170288992

Network system and method for checking plausibility of value returned by device therein

It is provided a method for checking plausibility of a value received from a device. It comprises receiving, by a neighbor of the device at a current time instant, a current output value and a previous output value of the device (s410) and; determining, by the neighbor of the device, that a value evolution between the current output value and the previous output value of the device is implausible according to the value evolution.. ... Thomson Licensing

10/05/17 / #20170288986

Method for predicting a level of qoe of an application intended to be run on a wireless user equipment

The present disclosure is directed toward a device and a method for evaluating a wireless link established between an access point and a user equipment. The device and method include determining a level of quality of experience of an application intended to be run on the user equipment using a mapping between a parameter representative of the qoe of the application under different wireless transmission conditions and sets of parameters representative of said different transmission conditions of the wireless link.. ... Thomson Licensing

10/05/17 / #20170287499

Method and apparatus for enhancing sound sources

A recording is usually a mixture of signals from several sound sources. The directions of the dominant sources in the recording may be known or determined using a source localization algorithm. ... Thomson Licensing

10/05/17 / #20170285690

Method for obtaining an electronic device housing panel and corresponding housing, device and apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a method for obtaining a face of a housing to be mounted, in a mounting position, on the body of an electronic device, the housing includes a panel designed to cover, in the mounting position, a portion of a display screen of the device to be illuminated. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method describes moulding of the panel from a first mixture of a base material and a concealing material, the first mixture meeting a first transparency criterion, defined based on an optical parameter value, so as to make it possible, in the mounting position, to conceal the screen portion, by the panel, in the absence of lighting from the screen and to make the screen visible when it is illuminated, through the panel.. ... Thomson Licensing

10/05/17 / #20170285256

Multiple light pipe structure for electronic devices

The present principles are an illumination system for the front of an electronic device such as a set top box. The device includes a casing having a front wall; apertures on the front wall; a backlight assembly in back of the front wall within the casing; and a light pipe structure to receive light from backlight assembly. ... Thomson Licensing

09/28/17 / #20170280156

Methods and apparatus for adaptive geometric partitioning for video decoding

There are provided methods and apparatus for adaptive geometric partitioning for video encoding and decoding. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding image data corresponding to pictures by adaptively partitioning at least portions of the pictures responsive to at least one parametric model. ... Thomson Licensing

09/28/17 / #20170279746

Messaging service export

Method of exporting a message intended for a user and received by a providing device, from a providing device (6) to a rendering device (8) said method comprising:—receiving by a message pool manager (4) said message from the providing device (6);—storing said message in a message pool (9);—transmitting said message from the message pool manager (4) to the rendering device (8) further to a request from the rendering device (8).. . ... Thomson Licensing

09/28/17 / #20170279227

Apparatus for a shielded f-connector

An improved f-connector can be mounted perpendicularly on a printed circuit board to reduce radiated emissions by using an integrated shield flange on the f-connector body. The improved f-connector is attached to a shield frame that is part of an rf shield containment box mounted on the printed circuit board. ... Thomson Licensing

09/28/17 / #20170278302

Method and device for registering an image to a model

A method of registering an image to a model, comprising: providing a 3d facial model, said 3d facial model being parameterized from a plurality of facial expressions in images of a reference person to obtain a plurality of sparse and spatially localized deformation components; tracking a set of facial landmarks in a sequence of facial images of a target person to provide sets of feature points defining sparse facial landmarks; computing, a set of localized affine transformations connecting a set of facial regions of the said 3d facial model to the sets of feature points defining the sparse facial landmarks; and applying the localized affine transformations to the 3d facial model and registering the sequence of facial images with the transformed 3d facial model.. . ... Thomson Licensing

09/21/17 / #20170273123

Method and apparatus for wlan device pairing

A method for pairing a wireless device with an access point using a push button on the access point includes receiving a request at an access point to join a wireless network and receiving a push button command to pair the wireless device to the access point. The method then inhibits broadcast of all service set identifiers associated with the access point and determines if the wireless device is permitted to pair with the access point. ... Thomson Licensing

09/21/17 / #20170272860

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

The present principles relate to a method, for configuring an audio rendering and/or acquiring device of a communication system comprising a master device, the audio rendering and/or acquiring device being adapted to use at least one channel of a plurality of audio channels of the master device, the method being performed in the audio rendering and/or acquiring device. According to an embodiment, the method includes obtaining a state of at least one of the audio channels, the state of an audio channel being representative of a current assigning of the audio channel to another audio rendering and/or acquiring device and selecting the at least one audio channel to be used according to its state. ... Thomson Licensing

09/21/17 / #20170272810

Method for updating service information tables in a digital content decoder and corresponding decoder

The present disclosure relates to a method for updating service information tables in a digital content decoder comprising: a reception (e1) of a service information table, a filtering (e2) the content of the table to remove or reset to zero, in the table, a table identifier and an item of information unnecessary to the execution of at least one service by the decoder, a calculation (e4) of a hash code relating to an item of information, of the filtered table, a comparison (e5) of the hash code with a hash code relating to an item of information of a previous table, a storage (e6) of said item of information of the table if the hash code of the filtered table and the hash code of the previous table are not identical.. . ... Thomson Licensing








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