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Systems and methods for differential media distribution

Systems for electronic media distribution includes a differential versioning server configured to receive a first media file including a first set of data with a first set of attributes and a second media file including a second set of data with a second set of attributes, generate a first differential data file as a function of differences between the first media file and the second media file, and generate a first differential metadata file including an encoding data set configured to enable a media decoder to regenerate the second media file by applying the first differential data file to the first media file. Systems for electronic media distribution may also include a receiver communicatively coupled to a differential versioning decoder configured to receive the first media file and the first differential data file and generate the second media file by applying the first differential data file to the first media file.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Thumbnail generation for video

According to one implementation, a video processing system for performing thumbnail generation includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a system memory storing a thumbnail generator software code. The hardware processor executes the thumbnail generator software code to receive a video file, and identify a plurality of shots in the video file, each of the plurality of shots including a plurality of frames of the video file. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Method and device for tracking sports players with context-conditioned motion models

A method and device generates a trajectory. The method includes receiving a plurality of tracklets indicative of movement of a plurality of targets over a predetermined temporal interval. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Simulation experience with physical objects

A simulation adapter can be attached to a real-world physical object and adapted to communicate one or more characteristics and/or simulation events associated with the real-world physical object to a simulation device. The simulation device is adapted to generate a simulation experience based upon the one or more characteristics of the real-world physical object and/or the simulation events associated with the real-world physical object.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Projecting augmentation images onto moving objects

A method of augmenting a human face with projected light is disclosed. The method includes determining a blend of component attributes to define visual characteristics of the human face, modifying an input image based, at least in part, on an image of the human face, wherein the modified input image defines an augmented visual characteristic of the human face, determining a present location of one or more landmarks on the human face based, at least in part, on the image of the human face, predicting a future location of the one or more landmarks, deforming a model of the human face based on the future location of the one or more landmarks, generating an augmentation image based on the deformed model and the modified input image, and transmitting for projection the augmentation image.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

System and method for measuring and predicting content dissemination in social networks

Methods and systems for measuring and predicting content dissemination in social networks includes computing a “virality score” for popularity of social media content, a “pattern” of diffusion of the content, and a “hype” parameter of such content without requiring a “friendship graph” or “information diffusion” structured data. It also includes an iterative, predictive model, which predicts future performance (or future rate of dissemination) of the content while mitigating a class imbalance problem inherent in predicting viral posts, and which provides updates to the model based on actual performance results.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Systems and methods for identifying activities and/or events in media contents based on object data and scene data

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a plurality of training contents depicting a plurality of activities, extract training object data from the plurality of training contents including a first training object data corresponding to a first activity, extract training scene data from the plurality of training contents including a first training scene data corresponding to the first activity, determine that a probability of the first activity is maximized when the first training object data and the first training scene data both exist in a sample media content.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

System and method for dynamically tracking and indicating a path of an object

A system for dynamically tracking and indicating a path of an object comprises an object position system for generating three-dimensional object position data comprising an object trajectory, a software element for receiving the three-dimensional object position data, the software element also for determining whether the three-dimensional object position data indicates that an object has exceeded a boundary, and a graphics system for displaying the object trajectory.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Special effects system for generating a midair laser blast illusion

A special effects apparatus for generating an illusion of a moving beam of light in midair. The apparatus includes a light source, such as a laser light source outputting colored light, generating a beam of light that is aimed along a linear light travel path. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Digital theatrical lighting fixture

A digital theatrical lighting fixture that can be used to provide a new lighting system with improved features and functionality. The digital theatrical lighting fixture integrates light production, light modulation, and a camera into a single device along with a control interface, integrated image processing capability such as for processing images captured by the camera, and communication capability, e.g., for communicating with a central controller and/or with other digital theatrical lighting fixtures. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Apparatus, systems and methods for nonlinear synchronization of action videos

Described herein are apparatus, systems and methods for synchronizing a reference video with an input video. A method comprises extracting first motion data from the input video having a first set of frames, extracting second motion data from the reference video having a second set of frames, computing motion descriptors for each frame in the first set of frames and the second set of frames based on the first and second motion data, respectively, and non-linearly mapping the first set of frames to the second set of frames based on the motion descriptors, respectively.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Haptic effect generation system

A haptic effect generation system includes a computing platform including a hardware processor, an analog-to-digital converter (adc), a digital-to-analog converter (dac), and a memory storing a haptic software code, as well as a haptic transformer coupled to the computing platform. The haptic transformer receives an input signal, and transforms the input signal to a first audio signal corresponding to the input signal. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Modeling characters that interact with users as part of a character-as-a-service implementation

In one embodiment, a character engine models a character that interacts with users. The character engine receives user input data from a user device, and analyzes the user input data to determine a user intent and an assessment domain. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Stochastic structural analysis for context-aware design and fabrication

One embodiment provides a method for identifying a probability that an object will fail, comprising: generating a plurality of force distributions for an object, wherein a force distribution simulates an amount of force on the object resulting from an activity with the object; compressing the plurality of force distributions into a set of conditions; performing an analysis on the set of conditions to determine a stress experienced by the object; and identifying a probability that the object will fail, wherein the identifying comprises determining whether the stress experienced by the object exceeds a yield stress of the object. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163949

Theatrical prop for providing repeatable, daylight-viewable muzzle flashes

An apparatus for generating light-based special effects viewable in daylight. The apparatus includes a barrel with opaque sidewalls defining an interior space accessible via a muzzle. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161691

Display system for transforming sunlit surfaces

A display system for transforming sunlit and other brightly lit surfaces while being observed by viewers or an audience. The display system includes an optical element switchable between first and second operating states, and the optical element includes a pane that is opaque in the first operating state and transparent in the second operating state. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158385

Interactive multiplane display system with transparent transmissive layers

A multiplane display system that includes two or more display devices provided at two or more layers. One or more of these display devices is a transparent transmissive display device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158231

Virtual environment rendering

A system for rendering a virtual environment includes a hardware processor, a memory, and a simulation generator software code stored in the memory. The hardware processor is configured to execute the simulation generator software code to receive a three-dimensional-representation (3d-representation) of a physical object, and to receive a two-dimensional-image (2d-image) of the physical object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158184

Saliency-weighted video quality assessment

Systems and methods are disclosed for weighting the image quality prediction of any visual-attention-agnostic quality metric with a saliency map. By accounting for the salient regions of an image or video frame, the disclosed systems and methods may dramatically improve the precision of the visual-attention-agnostic quality metric during image or video quality assessment. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157974

Data-driven ghosting using deep imitation learning

One embodiment provides a method, comprising: training, using deep imitation learning, a neural network associated with a predetermined ghosting model to predict player movements for at least one player during at least one sequence in a game; receiving, at an information handling device, tracking data associated with a player movement path for at least one player during the at least one sequence; analyzing, using a processor, the tracking data to determine at least one feature associated with the at least one player at a plurality of predetermined time points during the at least one sequence; and determining, using the predetermined ghosting model and the at least one feature, a ghosted movement path for the at least one player beginning from one of the plurality of predetermined time points. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157644

Dynamic word embeddings

Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture to perform an operation comprising deriving, based on a corpus of electronic text, a machine learning data model that associates words with corresponding usage contexts over a window of time, according to a diffusion process, wherein the machine learning data model comprises a plurality of skip-gram models, wherein each skip-gram model comprises a word embedding vector and a context embedding vector for a respective time step associated with the respective skip-gram model, generating a smoothed model by applying a variational inference operation over the machine learning data model, and identifying, based on the smoothed model and the corpus of electronic text, a change in a semantic use of a word over at least a portion of the window of time.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157047

Augmented reality camera frustum

An apparatus such as a head-mounted display (hmd) may have a camera for capturing a visual scene for presentation via the hmd. A user of the apparatus may be operating a second, physical camera for capturing video or still images within the visual scene. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144540

Efficient rendering of heterogeneous polydisperse granular media

The disclosure provides an approach for rendering heterogeneous polydisperse granular media. In one aspect, a rendering application renders such granular media using a combination of explicit path tracing and accelerated path construction using proxy path tracing, shell tracing, and volumetric path tracing. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137680

Augmented reality interactive experience

An augmented reality (ar) system for providing an ar experience to a user of an ar venue includes a hardware processor, a memory, a light detector, a display, and an ar application stored in the memory. The hardware processor can execute the ar application to provide a virtual environment corresponding to the ar venue on the display, and to detect a light event resulting from interaction of an infrared (ir) light produced by an ar accessory utilized by the user with a surface within the ar venue. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137092

Systems and methods for a procedural system for emergent narrative construction

A user interface may be presented to a creator to facilitate the creation of narrative content. The user interface may be part of a system configured to generate recommendations pertaining to narrative content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131845

Systems and methods for aligning frames of a digital video content in ip domain

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, and a hardware processor configured to execute the executable code to receive first and second internet protocol (ip) video packets including respective first and second video content, and to identify a common reference time for the first and second ip video packets. The hardware processor also determines a first buffering interval for synchronizing the first and second ip video packets based on a first frame number, a first line number, and a first pixel number of the first video content, and the common reference time. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131841

Pipeline for high dynamic range video coding based on luminance independent chromaticity preprocessing

The disclosure describes a high dynamic range video coding pipeline that may reduce color artifacts and improve compression efficiency. The disclosed pipeline separates the luminance component from the chrominance components of an input signal (e.g., an rgb source video) and applies a scaling of the chrominance components before encoding, thereby reducing perceivable color artifacts while maintaining luminance quality.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/10/18 / #20180130248

Noise reduction on g-buffers for monte carlo filtering

Techniques for selectively removing monte carlo (mc) noise from a geometric buffer (g-buffer). Embodiments identify the g-buffer for rendering an image of a three-dimensional scene from a viewpoint. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126261

Game pieces for use with touch screen devices and related methods

There is provided a system and method for communicating with a first peripheral device, of a plurality of peripheral devices, using a touch-sensitive system that has a processor and a touch surface. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method includes detecting, using the processor, a plurality of touches on the touch surface of the touch-sensitive system that are made by the first peripheral device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124370

Recording high fidelity digital immersive experiences through off-device computation

Systems and methods are described for recording high fidelity augmented reality or virtual reality experiences through off-device computation. In one implementation, an augmented reality system renders an augmented reality object overlaid over a real-world environment; captures video and audio data of the real-world environment during rendering of the augmented reality object; and stores augmented reality object data associated with the rendered augmented reality object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124304

User interface aspects for a motorized monopod jib for cameras

An embodiment provides a monopod jib for cameras, including: a pole; a multi-axis gimbal disposed at one end of the pole; and a user interface comprising: a first user interface element having a first plurality of camera controls; and a second user interface element having a second plurality of camera controls. Other embodiments are shown and described.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124261

Systems and methods of distributing image effects for user experiences

This disclosure relates to a system and method configured to distribute image effects for user experience events. In some implementation, a user experience event may include making one or more image effects available to one or more users via computing platform associated with the users. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122122

Projection mapped augmentation of mechanically animated objects

A display system configured to provide projection mapped augmentation of mechanically animated objects. These mechanically animated objects may take the form of a screen assembly with a projection surface, and a screen actuator may be included in the display system that is operated by a controller to move, to expand, or other otherwise operate the screen assembly so as to modify or morph the projection surface to move and/or change its shape and/or size. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117465

Interactive in-room show and game system

An interactive in-room show and game system configured to provide engaging and immersive multimedia shows or presentations in a room. The in-room show and game system generally includes a controller for selectively operating a display device, a video projector, an audio system (e.g., one or more speakers), and other show components (e.g., one or more lights, a fan, a mechanical device, and so on). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109899

Systems and methods for achieving multi-dimensional audio fidelity

There is provided a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a visualization of a three-dimensional (3d) position for each audio object of a plurality of audio objects in a first mix of an object-based audio of a media content, the visualization corresponding to a timeline of the media content, receive a second mix of the object-based audio of the media content, and play the second mix of the object-based audio of the media content using an audio playback system while displaying the visualization of the 3d position for each of the plurality of audio objects of the first mix of the object-based audio on a display.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107175

Computational design of robots from high-level task specifications

A robot design system, and associated method, that is particularly well-suited for legged robots (e.g., monopods, bipeds, and quadrupeds). The system implements three stages or modules: (a) a motion optimization module; (b) a morphology optimization module; and (c) a link length optimization module. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104597

Interactive video game method and system

One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method and apparatus for providing various movements as input to a video game. The method and apparatus may detect the body movements of a video game player and interpret those movements as inputs to the video game. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103301

Systems and methods for transporting and retaining video header information for video content

There is provided a device comprising a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive internet protocol (ip) packets encapsulating a video content, the ip packets including a frame having a header storing header information relating to the video content, retrieve at least one portion of the header information relating to the video content from the header, retrieve the video content from the ip packets, prepare the retrieved video content for transmission using serial digital interface (sdi) protocol, insert the at least one portion of the header information into at least one of a vertical ancillary (vanc) data space and a horizontal ancillary (hanc) data space of the prepared video content using the sdi protocol, and transmit the prepared video content using the sdi protocol, including the at least one portion of the header information in the vanc space.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103291

Device, system, and method for game enhancement using cross-augmentation

A device, system, and method generates augmentations for an enhanced display. The method performed at an enhancement server includes receiving device data from a plurality of client devices associated with respective users attending an event at a venue, the client devices configured to capture data associated with the event in the venue. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103287

Multimedia system for transforming any room into a show environment

A show system or in-room entertainment or show system configured to provide engaging and immersive multimedia shows or presentations in nearly any space (or “room”) that is defined by one or more walls. The in-room show system generally includes a controller for selectively operating a display device (e.g., a television or the like), a video projector, an audio system (e.g., one or more speakers), and other show components (e.g., one or more lights, a fan, a mechanical device, and so on). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103281

Systems and methods for providing access to media contents using a rights database

There is provided a system comprising a non-transitory memory storing a rights database and a hardware processor configured to receive a user input from a user device requesting playback of a media content, the media content being provided by a first type of content provider, perform a first search of the rights database for a first media content entitlement associated with the media content corresponding to the first type of content provider, if the first search does not find the first media content entitlement, perform a second search of the rights database for a second media content entitlement associated with the media content corresponding to a second type of content provider, and, when the second search finds the second media content entitlement, enable playback of the media content from a content provider that is the first type of content provider based on the second media content entitlement corresponding to the second type of content provider.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101993

Augmented reality device with predefined object data

Embodiments capture one or more images of a visual scene that includes a first physical object. A first region of the first physical object to apply one or more augmentations to is determined. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101987

Real time surface augmentation using projected light

A method of augmenting a target object with projected light is disclosed. The method includes determining a blend of component attributes to define visual characteristics of the target object, modifying an input image based, at least in part, on an image of the target object, wherein the modified input image defines an augmented visual characteristic of the target object, determining a present location of one or more landmarks on the target object based, at least in part, on the image of the target object, predicting a future location of the one or more landmarks, deforming a model of the target object based on the future location of the one or more landmarks, generating an augmentation image based on the deformed model and the modified input image, and transmitting for projection the augmentation image.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101896

Distribution channel using audio/visual recognition

Systems and methods are provided for providing a platform to provide virtual storefronts to consumers. Environmental elements are associated with specific consumer services on computer server. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098363

Configurable communication infrastructure for event spaces

One embodiment provides a system for event space communication infrastructure, including: a plurality of mobile infrastructure devices; each of the plurality of mobile infrastructure devices being associated with one or more predetermined users; each of the plurality of mobile infrastructure devices comprising a wireless communication device that: broadcasts a unique identifier associated with a predetermined user; detects a response from at least one client mobile device; switches into a communication mode after detecting the response; and establishes data exchange with the at least one client mobile device. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098126

Systems and methods for for extending access to subscription-based media contents

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing a subscription entitlement database and a hardware processor configured to provide access to a media content to a user during an availability window for the media content, according to a subscription right associated with the media content in the subscription entitlement database, notify a user of the availability window for the media content, present the user with an option to extend access to the media content beyond the availability window for the media content, in response to a selection of the option to extend access from the user, extend access to the media content after the availability window.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098099

Real-time data updates from a run down system for a video broadcast

Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture to perform an operation comprising providing rundown data for a live video broadcast in a rundown system, transmitting the rundown data to a first device, wherein the rundown data is outputted based on a format template for the first device, determining that the rundown data for the live video broadcast has been modified in the rundown system, transmitting the modified rundown data to the first device, and outputting the modified rundown data via the first device and based on the format template for the first device.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097402

Wireless power transmission

One embodiment provides an apparatus for wireless power transmission, comprising: a resonator comprising: a three dimensional structure; and an energy storage mechanism operatively coupled to the three dimensional structure; wherein the three dimensional structure and energy storage mechanism produce standing electromagnetic waves upon driving the resonator. Other systems, methods, apparatuses, and products are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096511

Real-time high-quality facial performance capture

A method of transferring a facial expression from a subject to a computer-generated character and a system and non-transitory computer-readable medium for the same. The method can include receiving an input image depicting a face of a subject; matching a first facial model to the input image; generating a displacement map representing of finer-scale details not present in the first facial model using a regression function that estimates the shape of the finer-scale details. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096510

Systems and methods for virtual entity animation

Systems and methods of virtual entity animation are presented herein. A virtual entity may have virtual skin defined by a model having a set of vertices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096509

Multi-granular rigs for distributed node-based interactive workflows

Systems and methods are described for leveraging distributed computation systems to split animation application processing of node graphs into two components: 1) a low complexity, primary node graph, that is evaluated by the application of the local device; and 2) one or more, higher complexity, companion node graphs that connect to the primary node graph, and are evaluated by a distributed computation system. As the local device evaluates the original, low complexity node graph, an artist is provided with fast, direct manipulation of an animated object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096385

System and method for real-time generation of segments for a computerized decision system

A system and method for real-time generation of segments for a computerized decision system provides an event segment list to a decision engine. The event segment list is generated based on consumer affinities determined from consumer data and modeled data on that consumer's consumption and geo-location. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096331

Loss prevention in self-service retail checkout using smart alarms

Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for performing an operation comprising receiving, from a self-checkout platform and as part of a purchase transaction for a first product, a data value of a barcode of the first product, storing an indication in a product store that the first product has been purchased, receiving a first item-specific identifier stored in a first radio frequency identification (rfid) tag associated with the first product, cross-referencing the first item-specific identifier with the indication in the product store to verify the purchase transaction of the first product via the self-checkout platform, receiving a second item-specific identifier stored in a second rfid tag associated with a second product, cross-referencing the product store to determine the second product has not been purchased via the self-checkout platform, and emitting a security notification related to the second product.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096259

Deep-learning motion priors for full-body performance capture in real-time

Training data from multiple types of sensors and captured in previous capture sessions can be fused within a physics-based tracking framework to train motion priors using different deep learning techniques, such as convolutional neural networks (cnn) and recurrent temporal restricted boltzmann machines (rtrbms). In embodiments employing one or more cnns, two streams of filters can be used. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096192

Systems and methods for identifying objects in media contents

There is provided a system comprising a memory and a processor configured to receive a plurality of images, train a plurality of independent detectors for identifying a first plurality of objects in the plurality of images based on individual attributes including a first attribute and a second attribute, train a plurality of joint detectors for identifying the first plurality of objects in the plurality of images based on composite attributes including a plurality of composite attributes each including the first attribute and the second attribute, analyze features of the plurality of images to determine a difference between a first training performance of the independent detectors and a second training performance of the joint detectors, and select, based on the analyzing, between using the independent detectors and using the joint detectors for identifying a second plurality of objects in the plurality of images using a first new attribute and a second new attribute in the attribute database.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095652

System and method for detection and visulaization of anomalous media events

Methods and systems for detection and visualization of anomalous media events are described, where av media data of a sporting event (game) are analyzed to identify av media segments indicative of unscripted anomalous events (ae's) that elicit a social media response (smr), and selectable ae graphic visualization (or ae gui) is provided showing the position of the ae on the court or field of play graphic, corresponding to the actual field of play, as a form of augmented reality. The graphic may also show the level of interest and the sentiment allocation (positive, negative, neutral) for each ae, a social media source allocation, details about the ae, social media posts, and other graphic display features related to the ae. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095546

Displaying proximate keys in a virtual reality environment

A method, computer program product, and system are disclosed for generating a visual representation of at least one of a plurality of input keys. The embodiments receive a first signal form one or more proximity sensors indicating that a user is proximate to a first plurality of input keys on an i/o device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095497

Elastic tension changing headband

Embodiments provide a retention apparatus for a head-mounted device and a head-mounted apparatus including the retention apparatus and the head-mounted device. The retention apparatus includes left and right band portions arranged on respective sides of a user's head, which connect to the head-mounted device at one end, and include opposing free ends that are arrangeable toward a back side of the wearer's head. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093181

Virtual blaster

Embodiments provide techniques for automating control of electronic device. A first interactive game playing within the physical environment using one or more electronic devices is detected. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091834

Ancillary data video validator and qc system

Network signals in a broadcast network can include ancillary data as well as audio and visual of a media presentation. Typically, the ancillary data is not displayed by the television when outputting the audio and visual data although it may be in some cases. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091706

Systems and methods to overlay remote and local video feeds

According to some embodiments, a studio video feed, including a studio subject, may be received from a studio video camera. A remote video feed, including a remote subject, may be received from a remote video camera. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089806

Robust regression method for image-space denoising

The disclosure provides an approach for denoising (also referred to as “filtering”) rendered images. In one embodiment, a denoising application takes as input rendered images and feature buffers that encode image information such as surface positions, surface depths, surface normals, surface albedos, and distances to the camera. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089580

Robust classification by pre-conditioned lasso and transductive diffusion component analysis

Techniques are disclosed for identifying and filtering outliers from a sample set of data prior to training a classifier on an object using the sample set. A data set including a plurality of samples used to train a classification model is retrieved. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089573

Recommender engine and user model for transmedia content data

A recommender engine is configured to access memory and surface transmedia content items; and/or linked transmedia content subsets; and/or one or more identifications of identified users; and/or content items of the plurality of transmedia content items associated with at least one identified user. The surfaced items are presented for selection by the given user via the transmedia content linking engine as one or more user-selected transmedia content items.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089553

Learning to schedule control fragments for physics-based character simulation and robots using deep q-learning

The disclosure provides an approach for learning to schedule control fragments for physics-based virtual character simulations and physical robot control. Given precomputed tracking controllers, a simulation application segments the controllers into control fragments and learns a scheduler that selects control fragments at runtime to accomplish a task. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078858

Real-time manipulation of gameplay through synchronous signal consumption in non-interactive media

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for manipulating an interactive gameplay of a mobile device in real-time based on a state of a physical environment in which the mobile device is located. Embodiments include receiving, from one or more sensor devices of the mobile device during an interactive gameplay of an application on the mobile device, data characteristic of operating conditions of the environment in which the mobile device is located. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077469

Using a webpage to insert graphical elements into a video program stream

Embodiments herein describe a system for generating graphics for overlaying a video stream of a media presentation. In one embodiment, the system uses a webpage hosted on a web server to generate the graphics for overlaying the media presentation. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075639

Direct manipulation interpolation and ghost wedging for distributed node-based interactive workflows

A distributed computation system is leveraged to evaluate many possible results of a rig near the current pose to obtain predicted poses. A user locally runs an animation application instance to manipulate an animated object including a rig and shape. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075173

Guided simulation with generalized collision objects

The disclosure provides an approach for simulating three-dimensional (3d) virtual environments using generalized collision objects. In one aspect, the generalized collision object includes a shape specifying the boundary of the generalized collision object, a shape velocity specifying how the generalized collision object moves and evolves through space, and a material velocity specifying how the material being simulated moves at the boundary of the generalized collision object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074351

Optical assemblies that are both brightly backlit and transparent for use in costumed characters

An apparatus worn as headgear providing visual effects and vision to the wearer. The apparatus includes a shell or helmet. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068658

Dialog knowledge acquisition system and method

A dialog knowledge acquisition system includes a hardware processor, a memory, and hardware processor controlled input and output modules. The memory stores a dialog manager configured to instantiate a persistent interactive personality (pip), and a dialog graph having linked dialog state nodes. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068656

Classifying segments of speech based on acoustic features and context

There is provided a system including a microphone configured to receive an input speech, an analog to digital (a/d) converter configured to convert the input speech to a digital form and generate a digitized speech including a plurality of segments having acoustic features, a memory storing an executable code, and a processor executing the executable code to extract a plurality of acoustic feature vectors from a first segment of the digitized speech, determine, based on the plurality of acoustic feature vectors, a plurality of probability distribution vectors corresponding to the probabilities that the first segment includes each of a first keyword, a second keyword, both the first keyword and the second keyword, a background, and a social speech, and assign a first classification label to the first segment based on an analysis of the plurality of probability distribution vectors of one or more segments preceding the first segment and the probability distribution vectors of the first segment.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068487

Systems and methods for simulating sounds of a virtual object using procedural audio

This disclosure relates to simulating sounds of a virtual object using procedural audio. A position and/or an orientation for the virtual object may be determined. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067331

System for simulating pyrotechnics

One embodiment of the present disclosure may take the form of a projection module for projecting onto a projection surface. The projection module includes a light source emitting a beam of light, a diffractive optical element in optical communication with the light source, the diffractive optical element acts to split the beam of light into a plurality of diffracted light beams, a lens assembly in optical communication with the diffractive optical element and configured to converge the diffracted light beams onto the projection surface, and a motion assembly connected to at least one of the light source or the lens assembly. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065051

Method and system for providing interactivity based on sensor measurements

There is provided a system for providing interactivity to a guest of an experiential venue, based on sensor measurement of the guest. The system comprises a sensor configured to sense a guest variable of the guest, where the sensor may be a biometric sensor, a facial recognition sensor, a voice stress analysis sensor, a gesture recognition sensor, a motion tracking sensor, or an eye tracking sensor, and may sense heart rate or another guest variable. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063560

Systems and methods for presenting ambient content on a television display

There is provided television comprising a television display, a memory storing an executable code, a processor executing the executable code to receive an input selecting an ambient mode from a plurality of modes, including an on mode, an off mode and the ambient mode, wherein in the ambient mode the television display is on for presenting ambient content and not for presenting regular television content, request the ambient content from a server based on one of a default setting, a user profile, a user history, and a user preference, receive, in response to the request, the ambient content from the server, passively present the ambient content on the television display by periodically refreshing the ambient content from the server and periodically refreshing the ambient content on the television display without a user interaction.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063558

Program verification and decision system

Embodiments herein describe a content distribution system that verifies a media presentation (or portions thereof) using a broadcast schedule. In one embodiment, the content verification system evaluates the media presentation to identify a unique identification data for the presentation such as a fingerprint or watermark. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063519

Multi-view displays using images encoded with orbital angular momentum (oam) on a pixel or image basis

A multi-view display system or optical vortex 3d display in a multi-view or multilayer embodiment or configuration. The new 3d display system encodes and decodes images into independent modes of optical angular momentum (oam). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061116

System and method of gaze predictive rendering of a focal area of an animation

Individual images for individual frames of an animation may be rendered to include individual focal areas. A focal area may include one or more of a foveal region corresponding to a gaze direction of a user, an area surrounding the foveal region, and/or other components. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061084

System and method of bandwidth-sensitive rendering of a focal area of an animation

Individual images for individual frames of an animation may be rendered to include individual focal areas. A focal area may include one or more of a foveal region corresponding to a gaze direction of a user, an area surrounding the foveal region, and/or other components. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061057

Video object tagging using synthetic images and segmentation hierarchies

There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to obtain a first frame of a video content including an object and a first region based on a segmentation hierarchy of the first frame, insert a synthetic object into the first frame, merge an object segmentation hierarchy of the synthetic object with the segmentation hierarchy of the first frame to create a merged segmentation hierarchy, select a second region based on the merged segmentation hierarchy, provide the first frame including the first region and the second region to a crowd user for creating a corrected frame, receive the corrected frame from the crowd user including a first corrected region including the object and a second corrected region including the synthetic object, determine a quality based on the synthetic object and the second corrected region, and accept the first corrected region based on the quality.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059780

System and method of latency-aware rendering of a focal area of an animation

Individual images for individual frames of an animation may be rendered to include individual focal areas. A focal area may include one or more of a foveal region corresponding to a gaze direction of a user, an area surrounding the foveal region, and/or other components. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054754

Optimization of data delivery in mobile networks

There is provided a method and system for optimizing delivery of data to a mobile device over a network. According to one embodiment, the invention includes a communication stack, such as a tcp/ip stack, which includes an application protocol interface (api) between an application layer and a transport layer. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054495

Method and system for mapping, tracking, and transporting of content data on a webpage

There is provided a system and method for optimizing mapping, tracking, and transporting of content data on a webpage using client-side technologies. The system including a server and a client device, the client device configured to retrieve content data from a first webpage accessed from the server, assemble a cookie using the content data from the first webpage, store the cookie in a memory of the client device, detect a second webpage accessed, retrieve the cookie in response to detecting the second webpage, extract the content data from the cookie, and load the content data on the second webpage.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053514

Systems and methods for estimating age of a child based on speech

There is provided a system comprising a microphone, configured to receive an input speech from an individual, an analog-to-digital (a/d) converter to convert the input speech to digital form and generate a digitized speech, a memory storing an executable code and an age estimation database, a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive the digitized speech, identify a plurality of boundaries in the digitized speech delineating a plurality of phonemes in the digitized speech, extract a plurality of formant-based feature vectors from each phoneme in the digitized speech based on at least one of a formant position, a formant bandwidth, and a formant dispersion, compare the plurality of formant-based feature vectors with age determinant formant-based feature vectors of the age estimation database, determine the age of the individual when the comparison finds a match in the age estimation database, and communicate an age-appropriate response to the individual.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048938

Cloud-based automated content curation system

A cloud-based automated content curation system includes a content curation platform having a hardware processor and a memory, a master control automation unit stored in the memory, and a web-based affiliate operations portal. The hardware processor is configured to execute the master control automation unit to receive content feeds from and business rules for each of multiple affiliate content providers, and to receive traffic log data and replacement content metadata for each of the affiliate content providers via the web-based affiliate operations portal. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048876

Video capture system control using virtual cameras for augmented reality

There is provided a system and method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a video capture system using flexible camera control to provide an augmented reality. There is provided a method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a video capture system for outputting a composite render to a display, the method comprising obtaining, from the virtual rendering system, a virtual camera configuration of a virtual camera in a virtual environment, programming the video capture system using the virtual camera configuration to correspondingly control a robotic camera in a real environment, capturing a video capture feed using the robotic camera, obtaining a virtually rendered feed using the virtual camera, rendering the composite render by processing the feeds, and outputting the composite render to the display.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046861

Placing large objects and objects separated by large distances in augmented reality

Systems and methods are described for placing large objects and objects separated by large distances in an ar environment. An ar headset system may place and generate digital objects using relative geographical coordinates (e.g., latitude, longitude, and altitude) between the user's current position and the object being placed. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046140

Scanned coarse integral holographic display

A holographic display system for generating a super hologram with full parallax in different fields of view in the horizontal and vertical directions. The display system includes assemblies or subsystems each adapted to combine holographic displays and coarse integral displays to produce or display a coarse integral hologram. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041559

Systems and methods for streaming content to nearby displays

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for a mobile device to select content, such as user profiles, contact information, images, and/or videos, to automatically stream to available displays when the mobile device moves within a certain range of the displays. In one embodiment, a method at a mobile device comprises receiving a user input to select a media content asset; detecting a display within a proximity of the mobile device; and sending the selected media content asset to the display without requiring additional user input.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040160

Adaptive polynomial rendering

Embodiments can provide adaptive image filtering. Under this approach, image quality can be enhanced by adjusting an approximation function to better adapt image signals in different parts of an image. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032763

Magnetic reader identification of objects

A magnetic reader for identifying an object includes a hardware processor, a memory storing multiple magnetic field profiles, and a magnetic field detector. The hardware processor of the magnetic reader is configured to detect, using the magnetic field detector, a magnetic field produced by one or more elements incorporated into the object, and to measure, using the magnetic field detector, one or more characteristics of the magnetic field. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031952

Motorized monopod jib for cameras

An embodiment provides a motorized monopole for a camera, including: a hand-held monopole; a first motor positioned at an end of the hand-held monopole; a first connecting element attached to the first motor; a second motor positioned at an end of the first connecting element; a second connecting element attached to the second motor; a third motor positioned at an end of the second connecting element; and a camera mounting plate attached to the second connecting element by the third motor, where components of the multi-axis gimbal are positioned such that a camera viewing axis, a horizontal image axis, and a vertical image axis of a camera mounted on the camera mounting plate need not be aligned with any of a rotational axis of the first motor, a rotational axis of the second motor, or a rotational axis of the third motor. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027299

System and method for enabling review of a digital multimedia presentation and redirection therefrom

There is presented a system for providing a digital multimedia presentation. The system includes a processor and a memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027221

Apparatus and methods for bringing an object to life

This disclosure relates to apparatus and methods for bringing an object to life using a projection apparatus. An object may be augmented with a projected image by detecting a landmark associated with the object, determining a modified version of an image to compensate for an orientation of the projection apparatus to the landmark, and implementing a light generated by the projection apparatus to project the modified version of the image on a surface of the object,. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025750

Systems and methods for featuring a person in a video using performance data associated with the person

There is provided a system comprising a non-transitory memory and a hardware processor configured to determine elements of a performance in a video, identify one or more people to feature in the video based on the elements of the performance in the video, receive a user input selecting a person from the one or more people to feature in the video, retrieve performance data for featuring the selected person in the video based on actions performed by the actor in the video, create a personalized video by featuring the selected person in the video using the performance data, and display the personalized video on a user device.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024800

Display device array

Systems and methods are provided that allow a display device array to be used to present content to one or more users. In particular, a user associated with a first user device, may opt to present content on a plurality of other devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024373

Retroreflector display system for generating floating image effects

A display system is provided that combines the use of a display element with a beamsplitter and at least one retroreflector to provide an image (2d or 3d depending upon the output image from the display element) that appears to be floating in space some distance from the beamsplitter. For example, light that is bounced off/reflected and/or that is transmitted through the beamsplitter may be reflected from the reflective surface of the retroreflector toward the beamsplitter. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018821

Systems and methods for generating a virtual space based on a physical layout of objects

This disclosure relates to generating a virtual space based on a physical layout of objects. The virtual space may be generated based on the physical layout of objects by one or more of identifying physical objects in a real-world space, determining a physical arrangement of the identified physical objects, determining virtual space content for the identified physical objects and the physical arrangement of the identified physical objects, executing an instance of the virtual space, and/or other operations. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018373

Context-based digital assistant

An electronic device that includes one or more input sensor devices, one or more output devices, one or more computer processors and a memory containing computer program code that, when executed by operation of the one or more computer processors, performs an operation. The operation includes collecting information, using one or more input sensor devices, about the plurality of users within a physical environment. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/18/18 / #20180017940

Three-dimensional display with augmented holograms

A system for displaying, to viewers who do not need to wear special eyewear, static three dimensional (3d) images that are dynamically augmented with two dimensional (2d) images. The system includes a holographic print with a front surface and a back opaque layer. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015371

Location based reward distribution system

Embodiments of the invention broadly contemplate a location based rewards distribution system. Various embodiments of the invention provide rewards, for example video game unlock codes, based on a user physically visiting a specific physical location.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014197

Configuration for multi-factor event authorization

An authorization device receives a message from a content server through a network based upon a first factor of authorization being completed by a playback device requesting playback of content associated with a user account. The authorization device may be a mobile device that is associated with the user. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012417

Focus control for virtual objects in augmented reality (ar) and virtual reality (vr) displays

Embodiments described herein include an optical system, and associated method and computer program product. The optical system comprises one or more display devices, and one or more computer processors configured to transmit display signals comprising at least one virtual object for updating imagery displayed by the display devices, and to selectively defocus a focus of the virtual object.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008897

Location-based experience with interactive merchandise

A system for providing an interactive experience for multiple game-players. The experience is provided in a light-controlled setting where the game-players may wear or hold one or more of various toys (e.g., gloves). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007434

System and method to remove the date specific information from a broadcast automation playlist

Embodiments herein describe a content distribution system that removes time-dependent promotional content before providing a recording of a media presentation (e.g., show or program) to a video-on-demand (vod) provider. To receive nielsen credit for a subscriber watching a recording of the media presentation using vod, the recording must be almost the same as the live version of the media presentation which includes the original program content and the commercial advertisements shown during commercial breaks. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005452

Systems and methods for augmenting an appearance of a hilt to simulate a bladed weapon

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for augmenting an appearance of a hilt to simulate a bladed weapon. A hilt may be augmented with a blade of a bladed weapon by detecting a landmark associated with the hilt, determining a position and/or an orientation of the hilt, determining an overlay image comprising the blade of the bladed weapon, wherein the blade is placed within the overlay image according to the determined position and/or the determined orientation of the hilt, and displaying the overlay image so that the blade of the bladed weapon appears to be attached to the hilt.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005157

Media asset tagging

There are provided media asset tagging systems and method. Such a system includes a hardware processor, and a system memory storing a workflow management software code including a tagging application template and a multi-contributor synthesis module. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005041

Systems and methods for intelligent media content segmentation and analysis

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a media content including a plurality of frames, divide the media content into a plurality of shots, each of the plurality of shots including a plurality of frames of the media content based on a first similarity between the plurality of frames, determine a plurality of sequential shots of the plurality of shots to be part of a first sub-scene of a plurality of sub-scenes of a scene based on a timeline continuity of the plurality of sequential shots, identify each of the plurality of shots of the media content and each of the plurality of sub-scenes with a corresponding beginning time code and a corresponding ending time code.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004746

Systems and methods for streaming media contents based on attribute tags

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing a media library including an ordered plurality of media contents, each including a plurality of attribute tags, and a hardware processor configured to provide a user interface for display on a user device for navigating the media contents, receive a user input from the user device for playing one or more of the ordered media contents based on a first attribute tag of the plurality of attribute tags, stream a first portion of a first media content to the user device, based on the first attribute tag of the media content selected by the user input, and stream a second portion of a second media content to the user device following the first portion of the first media content, based on the first attribute tag of the media content selected by the user input.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374405

Write confirmation of a digital video record channel

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a first unit of video data on a first input/output (i/o) channel, of a plurality of i/o channels of a digital video recorder, computing a first value by applying an error-detecting function to the first unit of video data, attempting to write the first unit of video data to a storage location of a storage device communicably coupled to the digital video recorder, computing, after attempting to write the first unit of video data, a second value by applying the error-detecting function to a data stored at the storage location of the storage device, and upon determining that the first and second values are not equal, storing an indication that the first unit of video data was not successfully written to the storage location of the storage device.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374316

System and method for providing co-delivery of content

Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for providing co-deliver of primary and secondary content, including, video and video chat content. A first electronic device includes a transceiver that receives the secondary content from a second electronic device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371545

Systems and methods for reducing storage requirement for storing information defining a virtual space

Systems and methods of reducing storage requirements for storing information defining a virtual space are presented herein. In particular, a compressed format of information defining a virtual space may be generated. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/21/17 / #20170365098

Systems and methods of generating augmented reality experiences

This disclosure relates to system and methods for providing users with augmented reality experiences based on a specific location of a user. An augmented reality experience may include augmented reality objects, and/or other content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/21/17 / #20170365089

Adaptive rendering with linear predictions

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for rendering an image. Embodiments include selecting a plurality of positions within the image and constructing a respective linear prediction model for each selected position. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361225

Wearable garments recognition and integration with an interactive gaming system

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for managing a wearable garment device. Embodiments include determining an identification credential that uniquely identifies a player within an interactive gaming environment. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361213

Active trigger poses

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for controlling electronic devices in an interactive gaming environment. Embodiments detect a first interactive game is playing within the physical environment using one or more electronic devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359668

Systems and methods for adjusting audio based on ambient sounds

There is provided a system for use in an environment, the system comprising a microphone, a plurality of speakers, a memory storing an executable code, and a processor executing the executable code to receive a media content including an audio component, play the audio component of the media content over at least one of the plurality of speakers, detect, while playing the audio component, an ambient sound in the environment using the microphone, and adjust playing of the audio component of the media content for the at least one of the plurality of speakers based on the ambient sound in the environment.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358137

System and method for rendering views of a virtual space

Systems and methods for rendering views of a virtual space are presented herein. In some implementations, the views of the virtual space may be provided in a set of layers. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358123

Ray tracing across refractive boundaries

According to one exemplary implementation, a method for use by a global illumination system including a hardware processor includes identifying, using the hardware processor, a first interior vertex of multiple first interior vertices of a light path, the first interior vertices being situated within a volume having a refractive boundary. In addition, the method includes determining, using the hardware processor, a surface vertex of the light path at the refractive boundary, and determining, using the hardware processor, a linear direction from the surface vertex to a light source of the light path. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358104

Apparatus, systems and methods for shadow assisted object recognition and tracking

Described herein are apparatus, systems and methods for shadow assisted object recognition and tracking. The methods performed by the apparatus and system include identifying a blob within a video image, the video image having at least one object and at least one shadow of the at least one object, the at least one shadow of the at least one object cast by at least one light source. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357720

Joint heterogeneous language-vision embeddings for video tagging and search

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for modeling a joint language-visual space. A textual query to be evaluated relative to a video library is received from a requesting entity. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353670

Video segmentation from an uncalibrated camera array

The disclosure provides an approach for image segmentation from an uncalibrated camera array. In one aspect, a segmentation application computes a pseudo depth map for each frame of a video sequence recorded with a camera array based on dense correspondences between cameras in the array. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351793

Algebraic multigrid method for cloth simulation

A method and system for simulation of deformation of a thin-shelled member are disclosed herein. The method includes: receiving at one or more computer systems, information identifying a computer-generated object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345195

Augmented or virtual reality digital content representation and interaction

Systems and methods for presenting augmented reality (ar) or virtual reality (vr) representations of digital content entitlements owned by a user are provided. An ar or vr environment is generated in which the ar or vr representations are presented to simulate a physical collection of media. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339434

Systems and methods for creating broadcast media channels playing media contents based on user ratings

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to provide access to a plurality of media contents in a content repository, wherein each of the plurality of media contents has a rating, receive a rating input from a user device assigning a user rating to a first media content of the plurality of media contents, update the rating of the first media content based on the rating input, if the rating of the first media content exceeds a threshold, add the first media content to a programming queue of a broadcast channel, and transmit the first media content to a plurality of user devices on via the broadcast channel.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337735

Systems and methods for changing a perceived speed of motion associated with a user

A perceived speed of motion associated with a user may be changed by determining a speed and a direction of the motion associated with the user within a reference frame. Augmented reality content may be determined for presentation on a display. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337474

Systems and methods for determining semantic roles of arguments in sentences

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive an input sentence including a first predicate and at least a first argument depending from the first predicate, identify the first predicate, identify the first argument based on the first predicate, apply a dependency multiplication to determine a semantic role of the first argument based on the first predicate, and assign the first argument to an argument cluster including one or more similar arguments based on the semantic role of the first argument.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336860

System for providing multi-directional and multi-person walking in virtual reality environments

A motion system for moving objects in a space, e.g., for moving virtual reality (vr) participants about space used to provide a vr environment. The system includes a controller and a position monitoring assembly. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332147

Systems and methods for broadcasting data contents related to media contents using a media device

There is provided a system including a display, a wireless communication element, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive an input signal including a media content and a data content associated with the media content, extract the data content from the input signal, display the media content on the display, and transmit the data content of the input signal to a user device using the wireless communication element.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332136

System and method for broadcast-mediated coordination of interactive experiences

Systems and methods configured to facilitate broadcast-mediated coordination of interactive experiences are presented herein. The systems and/or methods may be configured to extend the experiences of audience members at a live event to users not be physically present at the live event. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330376

Occluded virtual image display

Embodiments described herein include an augmented reality (ar) optical system, and associated method and computer program product, defining a field of view relative to an optical reference point. The optical system comprises an imagery display configured to display images using a received first display signal, and a beam-splitter disposed within the field of view and configured to cause the displayed images to appear in a first focal plane within the field of view. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330362

Augmented reality simulation continuum

Techniques for simulating interactions using an augmented reality device. A visual scene is captured using a camera device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323501

High-q and over-coupled near-field rfid reader antenna for improved tag read range

An rfid system in which at least one of the rfid tag antenna and the rfid reader antenna has an impedance matching network associated therewith in order to better match the impedances of the two antennas. This impedance matching places the antennas into an over-coupled regime once they are within a reasonable distance of each other (e.g., 2 to 50 mm). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322700

Haptic interface for population of a three-dimensional virtual environment

The disclosure provides an approach for populating a virtual environment with objects. In one embodiment, an editing application may track a handheld device using sensor data from a camera, by following an image displayed on the handheld device's screen. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319954

System and method of configuring disparate physical objects to provide control signals for controlling a game

Systems and methods of configuring disparate physical objects to provide control signals for controlling one or more of a game, a virtual space, a video game taking place in the virtual space, and/or other interactive games are described herein. Individual physical objects may include one or more sensors and/or other components. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311108

Systems and methods for delivery of personalized audio

There is provided a media device for use in a system including a plurality of speakers. The media device includes a memory configured to store a software application, and a processor. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310995

Method and system for encoding and transmitting high definition 3-d multimedia content

One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method and system for encoding decoding 3-d multimedia content. In one example, visual content having a plurality of source frames may be processed to create a plurality of first and second type frames from each of the plurality of source frames. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310926

System and method for providing co-delivery of content

Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for providing co-deliver of primary and secondary content, including, video and video chat content. A first electronic device includes a transceiver that receives the secondary content from a second electronic device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310786

Systems and methods for selecting a portion of a content segment to distribute via an online platform

A portion of a content segment to distribute via an online platform may be selected. A retention metric may be obtained. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308927

Systems and methods for identifying content segments to promote via an online platform

Content segments to promote on an online platform may be identified. Metadata associated with the content segments may be obtained. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308857

System and method for facilitating clearance of online content for distribution platforms

Systems and methods for providing clearance workflows for facilitating clearance of online content for distribution platforms. The online content may be obtained and may include an individual online content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308756

Systems and methods for identifying activities in media contents based on prediction confidences

There is provided a system comprising a memory and a processor configured to receive a media content depicting an activity, extract a first plurality of features from a first segment of the media content, make a first prediction that the media content depicts a first activity based on the first plurality of features, wherein the first prediction has a first confidence level, extract a second plurality of features from a second segment of the media content, the second segment temporally following the first segment in the media content, make a second prediction that the media content depicts the first activity based on the second plurality of features, wherein the second prediction has a second confidence level, determine that the media content depicts the first activity based on the first prediction and the second prediction, wherein the second confidence level is at least as high as the first confidence level.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308754

Systems and methods for determining actions depicted in media contents based on attention weights of media content frames

There is provided a system comprising a label database including a plurality of label, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a media content including a plurality of segments, each segment including a plurality of frames, extract a first plurality of features from a segment, extract a second plurality of features from each frame of the segment, determine an attention weight for each frame of the segment based on the first plurality of features extracted from the segment and the second plurality of features extracted from the segment, and determine that the segment depicts one of the plurality of labels in a label database based on the first plurality of features, the second plurality of features, and the attention weight of each frame of the plurality of frames of the segment.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308753

Systems and methods for identifying activities and/or events in media contents based on object data and scene data

There is provided a system including a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive a plurality of training contents depicting a plurality of activities, extract training object data from the plurality of training contents including a first training object data corresponding to a first activity, extract training scene data from the plurality of training contents including a first training scene data corresponding to the first activity, determine that a probability of the first activity is maximized when the first training object data and the first training scene data both exist in a sample media content.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308588

System and method for providing a searchable platform for online content including metadata

Systems and methods for providing a searchable platform for online content. Online content may be obtained over a network. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308061

Designing customized deformable input devices

Embodiments herein describe deformable controllers that rely on piezoelectric material embedded in the controllers to detect when the input device is being manipulated into a particular deformation or gesture. The computing system may perform different actions depending on which deformation is detected. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305013

Map localizing with partially obstructed ranging devices for autonomous robots and vehicles

A method for localizing robots and other objects when ranging devices are partially obstructed. The method includes retrieving a digital map of the space and then identifying potential locations for the object in the space. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295227

System and method for presence or proximity-based sorting

Systems and methods are provided for proximity-based sorting. Information may be transmitted to user devices from beacons or similar transmitter-type devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289639

System and method for hybrid push-based streaming

Methods and systems for hybrid push-based media streaming of encoded video (or media) content grouped into video segment (or chunk) files to one or more user devices are described, where push notices are provided from a manifest server to subscribing user devices over a persistent low bandwidth connection when the video segment files are ready to be viewed. The video segment files may be downloaded by the user devices from segment servers to the user devices via a separate http high bandwidth streaming connection, or other form of separate connection. ... Disney Enterprises Inc








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