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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. The target code words are grouped into subsets and comprise identifying and remaining portions. The identifying portions of target code words corresponding to a... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

Adaptive color grade interpolation

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... Thomson Licensing

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

Method and 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. For each block of the image, an activity value is computed. A set of classes of activity values is constructed based on a number of blocks for each computed... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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. The residential gateway is communicatively... Thomson Licensing

Method and 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... Thomson Licensing

Method and 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... Thomson Licensing

Method and 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. Parameters for the multiple color mapping functions can be encoded into a bitstream. In one embodiment,... Thomson Licensing

Methods and 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. The encoder specifies video user information, excluding hypothetical reference decoder parameters, in the bitstream using a high level syntax element.... Thomson Licensing

Method and 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... Thomson Licensing

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. The privacy auditor then uses a privacy comparator... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

Methods, systems and 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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

Method and 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,... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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. A set of devices equipped with haptic sensors and haptic actuators is wore by a set of users spread over the topographical... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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. The dialog comprises a set of speaking items, like speech bubbles, generated by the participants, and the speaking items generated by a... Thomson Licensing

Method and 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. A feature tracker then tracks the determined features back into a previous image. Based on... Thomson Licensing

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

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

A 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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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... Thomson Licensing

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

Data processing 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... 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. A determination is made by a security system if the... 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. A morphological skeleton can be determined (202) for each segmented image region. A color can be... 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... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170373921

Method and 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... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374334

Methods and 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... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374345

Method and 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. The required camera parameters define a theoretical stereo image pair to acquire respective actual camera parameters... 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. A signal processing correcting function is applied to... 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. In addition, light-field acquisition devices are extremely heterogeneous and each camera... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374390

Method and 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. At the receiving side, the modulation value... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374394

Method and 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. The metadata is extracted in order to eliminate or update the modification operations. Modification operations are updated based at least partly on profiles... Thomson Licensing

12/28/17 / #20170374605

Apparatus and 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... 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... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170364143

System and 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. It then generates a haptic effect based on the haptic event. A localizer receives the haptic... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170365037

Apparatus and 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... 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 / #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. The pixels (322) at corresponding positions of the plurality of sensor regions (323) have... 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... 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... 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... Thomson Licensing

12/21/17 / #20170366860

Apparatus and 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... 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. The computing... 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... 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... 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... 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

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... 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... Thomson Licensing

11/30/17 / #20170347124

Method of encoding video picture, decoding video picture, appatatus for encoding video picture, 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... 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... 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,... Thomson Licensing

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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... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337196

Apparatus and 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... 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. The method further includes identifying one or more first pixels having a pixel value that is greater than a first... 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,... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337708

A 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... 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. For each segmenting area at least one representative color variation is computed between pixels positioned in the segmenting... 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. The virtual replica is used to render a... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170337913

Apparatus and 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... Thomson Licensing

11/23/17 / #20170339316

A 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... 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... 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... 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... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170330339

Method and 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... 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... Thomson Licensing

11/16/17 / #20170332109

Method and 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... Thomson Licensing

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11/16/17 / #20170332127

Method and 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 / #20170332346

System and 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... 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. The processor... Thomson Licensing

11/09/17 / #20170324925

Method and 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. This will become essential for authoring content of high-end HDTV subtitles in pre-recorded format, which can be broadcast... Thomson Licensing

11/09/17 / #20170324959

Method and 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... 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... Thomson Licensing

11/02/17 / #20170318290

Methods and collaborative partition coding for region based filters

Methods and apparatus are provided for collaborative partition coding for region based filters. An apparatus includes a video encoder (100) for encoding image data for a plurality of regions in a picture. The video encoder (100) includes multiple filters for filtering the image data based on region partition information for... Thomson Licensing

11/02/17 / #20170318292

Methods and determining quantization parameter predictors from a plurality of neighboring quantization parameters

Methods and apparatus are provided for determining quantization parameter predictors from a plurality of neighboring quantization parameters. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding image data for at least a portion of a picture using a quantization parameter predictor for a current quantization parameter to be applied to the image... Thomson Licensing

11/02/17 / #20170318338

Downloading of media based on user profile

The present principles of the embodiments generally relate to an apparatus and a method for downloading of media content. In one exemplary embodiment, a mechanism for downloading multiple media assets in the form of a batch download is dependent on a profile of user which takes into account of media... Thomson Licensing

11/02/17 / #20170318343

Electronic program guide displaying media service recommendations

The generation of an electronic program grid guide is described. The electronic program grid guide (1200) represents various broadcast content providers, special content providers, and recommended media assets that are available from such providers. The media assets are recommended in view of user profile information where the listed media assets... 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... 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. The present disclosure proposes a system, method and device directed to the pruning of local descriptors extracted from image patches of an input image. The... Thomson Licensing

10/26/17 / #20170309291

Method and 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... 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. If interruption of play out of the audio/video content by... Thomson Licensing

10/26/17 / #20170310951

System and 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. As a result, the system (10) and method (52, 60,... 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

10/19/17 / #20170300502

Use of depth perception as indicator of search, user interest or preference

A method and apparatus are provided. The method provides display of preference information using depth perception, such as on a three dimensional display or in a virtual reality space. Objects are identified in an image or image sequence and assigned relevance information based on the preference information. Objects that are... Thomson Licensing

10/19/17 / #20170300581

A search query formulation

Systems, methods, and user interfaces for search query formulation are provided. A graphical representation (610) of a media basis may be provided that includes at least one metadata region (611) representing metadata associated with the media basis. Then, at least one user selection (620) of at least a portion of... Thomson Licensing

10/19/17 / #20170302488

Filtering identifier for an ofdm system

A broadcast TV signal is a DVB-T2 based system. A DVB-T2 transmitter checks OFDM symbols before transmission to determine a level of adjacent channel interference (ACI). If the of level of ACI is too high, i.e., above a threshold value, the OFDM symbols are filtered before transmission. Otherwise, the OFDM... Thomson Licensing

10/19/17 / #20170302839

Plenoptic camera comprising a spatial light modulator

A plenoptic camera including a camera lens, a lenslet array having a plurality of microlenses and a photosensors array and having a plurality of photosensors. The camera lens has a spatial light modulator arranged in the aperture stop plane of the camera lens.... Thomson Licensing

10/19/17 / #20170302946

Method for color mapping a video signal based on color mapping data and encoding a video signal and color mapping data and corresponding devices

A method of color mapping a video signal represented in a first color volume from color mapping data to be applied on a video signal represented in a second color volume is disclosed. The method comprises:—color mapping (14) said video signal represented in a first color volume from said first... Thomson Licensing








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