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12/31/15 / #20150379247

System and method for dynamically generated challenge-response passwords

A device and method for challenge-response authentication are described herein. A challenge may be presented to a user on a computing device that includes visual information. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379243

Automated device authorizaton and deauthorization

A process verifies, with a processor, a user account for content delivery with a rolling slot configuration. The rolling slot configuration has a maximum quantity of available slots for devices authorized to receive content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379019

Contextual media presentation

A process, computer program product, and apparatus provide for a contextual media presentation. The process, computer program product, and apparatus receive a plurality of planned and/or completed user experiences. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375493

Rear projected screen materials and processes

Disclosed herein are materials and methods used to form a three dimensional (3d) article having a printed layer thereon. The 3d articles are capable of displaying rear projected images, effectively as a 3d “screen” for displaying an image or a movie. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375451

Multi-color 3d printer

A printer adapted for printing three dimensional (3d) objects with material having two or more colors. The printer includes a print head with an extrusion nozzle having an outlet, a mixing chamber upstream of the outlet, and a heated portion. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375445

Mapping for three dimensional surfaces

The present disclosure includes a method for modifying an input image to map to a three dimensional shape prior to forming the three dimensional shape. The method includes receiving by a processor at least two pre-forming images of a locally unique non-repeating pattern printed on an input material. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374134

Inflatable bed mattress lifts

An embodiment provides an inflatable bed mattress lift. In an embodiment, six extensions extend from a central portion and may be inflated to provide predetermined tuck points for securing bedding material to the bed mattress. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356529

Digital purchase transfers between separate retailers

There are provided systems and methods for digital purchase transfers between separate retailers. One method includes retrieving a receipt for the media content purchased from a first retailer, transmitting the receipt to a redemption server, receiving a token from the redemption server in response to the transmitting of the receipt to the redemption server, transmitting the token to the second retailer, and receiving the media content from the second retailer in response to the transmitting of the token to the second retailer.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350737

System and method for multi-device video image display and modification

Methods and systems for allowing multiple devices to display and annotate (or modify) a video image are described, where a content renderer device displays a video image that is also displayed (or viewed) by one or more content viewer devices, which can both display and annotate (or modify) the same video image at the same time, and the content renderer selectively determines whether or not a gui menu is displayed on its display screen. Annotation commands (e.g., screen touch data) on the viewer devices are captured, packaged and sent to the content renderer, which creates a combined modified video image having the annotations from the viewer devices, displays it to the renderer display and sends it to the viewer devices for display thereon. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350702

Recall and triggering system for control of on-air content at remote locations

There is provided a recall and triggering system and method for the control of on-air graphics at remote locations. The system including a television network and an affiliated station, the television network configured to insert a command into a video and transmit the video including the command to the affiliated station, and the affiliated station configured to receive the video including the command from the television network, store the video in the memory, detect the command from the video stored in the memory, retrieve the data from a database based on the command, modify the video using the data to generate a modified video, and transmit the modified video to a display device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350277

Systems and methods for predictive delivery of high bit-rate content for playback

The present disclosure provides for systems and methods for predictive delivery of high bit-rate content. The disclosed systems and methods provide an adaptive-bit-rate streaming (abs) system with more robust information, thereby allowing more intelligent pre-caching of the media content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348284

Example based editing of virtual terrain maps

The disclosure provides an approach for generating virtual terrains. A terrain editing application is configured to receive assets of various types, including a blank canvas, two-dimensional (2d) sketches, real-world elevation maps, authored heightfields, etc. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/03/15 / #20150348273

Depth modification for display applications

Techniques of depth modification for display applications are disclosed. A multiscopic video frame, including at least first and second images depicting a scene, is received. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341890

Audiolocation method and system combining use of audio fingerprinting and audio watermarking

An audio-based navigation system for determining a present location or position of a mobile device such as a smartphone within a venue. The system includes a sound system with a first speaker playing first audio content and a second speaker playing second audio content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341621

Video system and methods for operating a video system

A multiple camera video system and methods for operating such a system. The system may include a plurality of cameras located around a stadium, athletic playing field or other location. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341616

Parallax based monoscopic rendering

A method for creating multiple viewpoint images for an image frame. The method includes receiving by a processing element a left eye image and a right eye image, wherein the left eye image and right eye image comprise a stereoscopic image pair. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339964

Utilizing heuristics to enable self-adjusting displays

Systems and methods for self-adjusting displays are provided. A self-adjusting display may receive a display characteristics shift profile, where the display characteristics shift profile can be generated based on calibration event data collected from a plurality of displays. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339842

System and method for rendering in accordance with location of virtual objects in real-time

There is provided a system and method for rendering in accordance with location of virtual objects in real-time. There is provided a method for persistent association of a graphic overlay with a virtual object in a displayable environment, comprising receiving a first three-dimensional coordinate of the virtual object in the displayable environment, determining a three-dimensional coordinate of the graphic overlay in accordance with the first three-dimensional coordinate of the virtual object, tracking a movement of the virtual object in the displayable environment by receiving one or more second three-dimensional coordinates of the virtual object, and modifying the three-dimensional coordinate of the graphic overlay in accordance with the one or more second three-dimensional coordinates of the virtual object.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/26/15 / #20150338855

Controlling unmanned aerial vehicles as a flock to synchronize flight in aerial displays

A system for flock-based control of a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs). The system includes uavs each including a processor executing a local control module and memory accessible by the processor for use by the local control module. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334549

Reflection-based location detection

There is provided a system including a mobile device configured to transmit a first advertisement to a listening device and a repeater device, receive a data advertisement from the listening device in response to transmitting the first advertisement to the listening device, the data advertisement including a time difference between the listening device receiving the first advertisement and the listening device receiving a second advertisement transmitted from the repeater device in response to transmitting the first advertisement from the mobile device to the repeater device, and determine a location of the mobile device using the data advertisement including the time difference. In the system, the listening device and the repeater device may each include bluetooth low energy devices.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334403

Storage and compression methods for animated images

The present disclosure is related to a method for creating hardware texture content for display on a display of a computing device. The method includes receiving by a processor the content in an image file format, where the content includes a first frame and a second frame. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332096

Interactive synchronization of multiple videos

There are provided systems and methods for an interactive synchronization of multiple videos. An example system includes a memory storing a first video and a second video, the first video including first video clips and the second video including second video clips. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327331

Adhesive and heating element laminate for attaching eva padding

A method for attaching padding material to a surface of a structural component, e.g., a lap bar or other park ride vehicle component. The method includes positioning a laminated sheet onto the surface of the structural component, with the laminated sheet including an adhesive material and a heating element. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326951

Carrying graphical data embedded in a program stream

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation, the operation comprising defining, in a data space of a video, attributes of a time-dependent graphics object to overlay on the video as part of a media broadcast, wherein the attributes comprise a location of a template for the graphics object, a location of a current value for a variable of the graphics object, and a time in the video to overlay the graphics object.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326819

Remote, directed delivery of data for on-air graphics

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation, the operation comprising defining, in a message, attributes of a graphics object to overlay on a video as part of a media broadcast, wherein the attributes comprise an identifier of a template for the graphics object and a time in the video to overlay the graphics object, and publishing the message to one or more recipients.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326627

System and method for customized experiences in a shared online environment

There is provided a system and method for providing customized experiences to a plurality of client stations in a shared environment. There is provided an accounts database having data relating to a plurality of clients, an online server having a server processor and hosting the shared environment for access by the plurality of client stations, and an online client application for execution by a client processor of a client station. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319423

Multi-perspective stereoscopy from light fields

Methods and systems for generating stereoscopic content with granular control over binocular disparity based on multi-perspective imaging from representations of light fields are provided. The stereoscopic content is computed as piecewise continuous cuts through a representation of a light field, minimizing an energy reflecting prescribed parameters such as depth budget, maximum binocular disparity gradient, desired stereoscopic baseline. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317040

Systems and methods for editing virtual content of a virtual space

A system for editing virtual content of a virtual space. The system may include a host server comprising one or more physical processors configured to effectuate presentation of an editing interface on a client computing platform associated with an administrator user. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/29/15 / #20150306496

Video teleconference object enable system

Embodiments provide a system that includes a first interactive device and control logic configured to perform an operation. The operation includes receiving historical data describing historical interactions between a user and one or more interactive devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304826

Method and system for transmission and display of rich-media messages

There is provided a method of processing a rich-media message by a mobile device having a display, a mobile device operating system and a software application. The method includes receiving the rich-media message over a network by the mobile device, depacketizing the rich-media message by the mobile device operating system to retrieve an encoded rich-media message and address data in the rich-media message, and activating the software application on the mobile device by the mobile device operating system based on the address data in the rich-media message. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302039

Methods and systems of archiving media files

Methods and systems of archiving media files are provided. Media files may be archived such that only the difference between a media file and a base media file is stored. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278884

Streaming playback and dynamic ad insertion

There is provided a system and method for dynamically generated client side streaming playlists. There is provided a method comprising receiving a request to stream a video asset for playback, retrieving, from a network, a video asset playlist corresponding to the video asset and an ad campaign playlist, generating a consolidated video playlist including the video asset playlist and the ad campaign playlist, and processing the consolidated video playlist using a media playback framework to stream a plurality of video files from the network for decoding and output to a display. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277378

Image based multiview multilayer holographic rendering algorithm

Algorithms for improved and more efficient rendering of three-dimensional images for use with holographic display systems. These algorithms include creating layers orthogonal to a viewing direction, the separate layers representing different depths in the image. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/01/15 / #20150275075

Colorant compositions and method of making

Colorant compositions include a transparent or translucent visible light colorant, a uv fluorescent pigment, and a uv blocking compound. Articles can be printed or coated with the colorant compositions. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/01/15 / #20150274995

Ultraviolet printing with luminosity control

Disclosed herein are printable compositions that include a uv-a blocking compound, wherein the composition is free of colorants that are visible under white light or uv light. Also disclosed herein are images formed by printing the printable composition on a substrate surface, wherein the substrate surface includes one or more uv fluorescent materials on at least a portion thereof. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269408

Visual localization of unmanned aerial vehicles based on marker detection and processing

A method for locating markers in an image captured by a mobile device moving about an operating space. The method includes preprocessing an image to generate a set of image data, locating fixed features of markers by tracing edges of the fixed features, and extracting variable data payloads of each of the markers associated with the located fixed features. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268717

Interactive objects for immersive environment

Embodiments provide a system that includes a first interactive device and control logic configured to perform an operation. The operation includes receiving historical data describing historical interactions between a user and one or more interactive devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264419

Streaming of digital data to a portable device

The present invention achieves wireless delivery of media streams to portable devices for providing media information related to a show or attraction for the purposes of captioning, language translation, and assistive listening. As a person moves about a venue, the device receives infrared or radio signals from transmitters at venue locations. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262190

Methods and systems for determining consumer entitlements for playback interoperability

An example system includes a database having a plurality of data structures, each of the plurality of data structures associated with a different business rule and one or more provider identifications, and a processor configured to receive one or more consumer identifications and one of the one or more provider identifications, search the plurality of data structures for one or more data structures associated with the one of the one or more provider identifications to identify authorized data structures, in the authorized data structures, determine entitlements associated with the one or more consumer identifications to identify consumer entitlements, generate a list of the consumer entitlements, and transmit the list of the consumer entitlements in response to the receiving.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261939

Methods and systems of playing multi-license media content

Methods and systems described herein play multi-license media contents. A multi-license media content includes digital assets, at least one of which is encrypted and requires one or more licenses to be decrypted when being played. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258457

Method and system for data collection using large-scale interactive user response

A method including receiving a broadcast of an event comprising a plurality of frames; receiving, from a plurality of users, a corresponding plurality of inputs, each of the inputs relating to a characteristic of an object depicted in one of the frames of the broadcast; and analyzing the plurality of inputs to determine a best guess of the characteristic of the object in the frame.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256740

Method for capturing photographs and videos on a handheld client device without continually observing the device's screen

A client device for image capture in an eyes-free manner or without ongoing observance of the device's display screen to ensure proper framing and focusing. The client device may take the form of a smartphone, tablet, or the like. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254903

Augmented reality image transformation

There is provided a system and method for augmented reality image transformation. In one implementation, such a system includes a system processor, a system memory, and an image transformation engine stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254888

Depth identification of pixels in one or more three dimensional images

The present application includes a computer implemented method including at least two modes for analyzing a stereoscopic image corresponding to a two dimensional image. The method includes analyzing one or more layers of the two dimensional image to determine a depth pixel offset for every pixel in the two dimensional image and creating by the processing element a depth map, such as a gray scale map, by coloring every pixel a color shade based on the respective depth pixel offset for the pixel. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254045

Multi-device display configuration

A process provides a multi-device display configuration. The process receives, at a master device, one or more device parameters from a plurality of display devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/10/15 / #20150251619

Passenger restraint pawl and ratchet assembly with positive engagement

A passenger restraint system is provided for use in vehicles such as ride vehicles used in theme and amusement park rides. The restraint system includes a passenger restraint such as a lap bar, a belt, or an over-the-shoulder restraint includes a locking mechanism for selectively latching the restraint in a desired position. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/10/15 / #20150251101

Amusement park ride with cantilevered ride vehicles

An amusement park ride adapted to provide passengers unobstructed lines of sight in turns and increased turn velocities. The ride includes a track and a ride vehicle. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243286

Storytelling environment: distributed immersive audio soundscape

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for outputting an audio effect on a remote device are disclosed. Embodiments select a device from a plurality of devices within a physical environment for use in outputting an audio effect. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243258

Transparent gift card for overlaying a digital display

A visual display assembly is provided for allowing an operator of digital device such as a smartphone to have an interactive experience with their display. The assembly or apparatus includes a digital device with a display screen and an overlay card for positioning over the display screen. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242983

Overlay-based watermarking for video synchronization with contextual data

Systems and methods for synchronizing a broadcast video with contextual data are disclosed, wherein the broadcast video is enhanced by graphical overlays. Synchronization is achieved by means of digital watermarking of the broadcast video in conjunction with the graphical-overlays. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241960

3d drawing system for providing a real time, personalized, and immersive artistic experience

A method for providing a three dimensional (3d) drawing experience. The method includes capturing a 3d image of a participant and then processing this image to key the participant's image from a background. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241712

Spinning fan mirror beam combiner for a borderless self-contained pepper's ghost

A 3d display apparatus for providing a pepper's ghost effect. The apparatus includes a background set spaced apart from a viewing space such that a viewer in the viewing space has a line of sight to the background set. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/27/15 / #20150239133

Gravity-counterbalanced robot arm

An arm assembly for use in a robot to provide gravity counterbalancing of the robot arms. The arm assembly includes an arm and a drive assembly. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238876

Selecting digital content in a group with a market system

Techniques are disclosed which provide an approach for selecting group-based digital content using a market system. An application receives a bid that indicates a selection for a user-configurable feature of a shared online activity and specifies an amount of currency that a corresponding participant is bidding for the selection. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238854

Storytelling environment: interactive devices with integrated memory component

Embodiments generally relate to toy devices having an embedded memory for use in a storytelling environment. One embodiment provides a toy device that includes a memory storing data representing a plurality of effects. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237333

Large audience 3d display system without glasses

A three dimensional (3d) display apparatus for without 3d glasses. The display apparatus includes a display element operated to display left and right eye images. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237092

Network condition predictions for multimedia streaming

Network condition prediction and multimedia streaming consumption prediction are provided. The prediction may be based on a device's prior location, behavior, and statistics thereof. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/20/15 / #20150231486

Digital detection of physical dice rolls via conductive dice tray

There is provided a system and method for determining an identity of a game piece. The system including a detection grid, a memory for storing a detection algorithm, and a processor configured to detect an electrical change on the detective grid caused by a contact face from the game piece, determine the identity of the game piece based on the electrical change using the detection algorithm, and transmit the identity of the game piece wirelessly. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229980

Method and system for detecting commercial breaks

A system and method for identifying a break in a broadcast including receiving a broadcast of an event, the broadcast comprising one of audio and video, receiving event data about the event, determining, during the event, a break threshold based on the event data and a type of the event and identifying a break based on the broadcast of the event and the break threshold.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229896

Projector drift corrected compensated projection

The present invention relates generally to adjusting projected images from a projector. A projected image is compensated to neutralize effects of a projection surface and optimized based on anticipated pixel drift movement.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/13/15 / #20150228103

Techniques for processing image data generated from three-dimensional graphic models

Techniques are disclosed for creating animated video frames which include both computer generated elements and hand drawn elements. For example, a software tool may allows an artist to draw line work (or supply other 2d image data) to composite with an animation frame rendered from a three dimensional (3d) graphical model of an object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227810

Visual saliency estimation for images and video

Methods and apparatus for deriving a saliency measure for images and video are described. In an embodiment, a process includes decomposing, by a processor, an image into elements, wherein elements cluster the image and each element consists of spatially connected pixels. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227035

Display system with a transparent projection surface with reduced blow-by

A display system that is adapted to provide control blow-by. The display system includes a projector that is operable to project light through a lens. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/13/15 / #20150224400

Storytelling environment: altering gameplay based on battery life

Embodiments provide techniques for modifying story playback based on battery charge levels. A story that includes a plurality of actions and, for each of the plurality of actions, stimulus criteria indicating when the respective action is to be performed, is retrieved for playback. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222957

System and method for transmitting a services list to a playback device

There is provided a system and method for dynamically transmitting a services list to a playback device. The system comprises a display device, a playback device, and a mediator server with a mediator application. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222956

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 comprises a presentation server; a presentation content database accessible through the presentation server, the presentation content database configured to store a plurality of contents including the digital multimedia presentation, a plurality of digital media contents and a plurality of advertising contents; and a review and redirection application configured to determine at least one of the plurality of digital multimedia contents as an alternative to the digital multimedia presentation, and provide a review and redirection pane integrated with a contextual background corresponding to the digital multimedia presentation; the review and redirection pane configured to enable play of the digital multimedia presentation, redirection to the at least one of the plurality of digital multimedia contents, and selection of at least one of the plurality of advertising contents associated with the digital multimedia presentation.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222428

Implementing encrypted content in a game

A device, method, and an action figure toy for implementing encrypted content for implementation in a game are disclosed. The encrypted content may relate to physical objects, such as action figure toys corresponding movie characters and/or any other physical objects. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/06/15 / #20150221096

Multiple-object tracking and team identification for game strategy analysis

A method for automatically tracking multiple objects from a sequence of video images that may extract raw data about participating elements in a sporting, or other event, in a way that does not interfere with the actual participating elements in the event. The raw data may include the position and velocity of the players, the referees, and the puck, as well as the team affiliation of the players. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220620

Methods and systems of playing multi-source media content

Methods and systems described herein play multi-source media content. A multi-source media content includes digital assets from multiple media sources. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/06/15 / #20150219981

Motorized monopod jib for cameras

One embodiment provides a motorized monopole for a camera, including: a monopole; an offset arrangement attached to the monopole; a camera mount; the offset arrangement rotating with respect to the monopole; the offset arrangement terminating in a connection attaching the camera mount; and a first motor imparting tilt movement to the camera mount with respect to the connection. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217448

Universal balancing controller for lateral stabilization of bipedal robots in dynamic unstable environments

A robot, such as a bipedal robot, that includes three or more rigid links such as two legs and a pelvis. The robot includes joints pivotally connecting pairs of the rigid links and an actuator associated with each of the joints. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213307

Rigid stabilization of facial expressions

Systems and techniques for performing automatic rigid stabilization of facial expressions are provided. The systems and techniques may include obtaining one or more shapes, the one or more shapes including one or more facial expressions of a subject. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/30/15 / #20150210294

Method and system for using dynamic boundaries to manage the progression of ride vehicles that have rider control inputs

A method for controlling vehicle progression along a ride path of an amusement park ride. The method includes receiving inputs from a passenger of a vehicle on the ride path and processing the received inputs to determine a vehicle state change. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/30/15 / #20150209664

Making physical objects appear to be moving from the physical world into the virtual world

Embodiments provide a system that includes a first interactive device and control logic configured to perform an operation. The operation includes receiving historical data describing historical interactions between a user and one or more interactive devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201188

Light-based caustic surface calibration

A method for performing light-based calibration of optics with caustic surfaces. The method includes mapping a light detecting device to a programmable light source. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201186

Optical vortex 3d displays

A method for generating three dimensional (3d) displays. The method includes displaying a hologram that combines three (or more) images encoded into three (or more) different oam channels, and the method also includes reflecting light from the displayed hologram to create a multichannel light beam. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201134

System and media interface for multi-media production

To generate a media presentation of a live event, a user interface is coupled to at least three cameras that share substantially the same vantage point. One of the cameras (e.g., a context camera) provides a context view of the event that is displayed on a screen of the user interface. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195547

Video quality through compression-aware graphics layout

An embodiment provides a method, including: identifying a first type of media and a second type of media; determining a compression technique to be used to compress a combined media created from the first type of media and the second type of media; and aligning using a processor, based on the compression technique determined, the first type of media and the second type of media to create the combined media. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195331

Method and apparatus for redirection of server external hyper-link references

A message is provided to a tracking server system in response to a client system referencing a predetermined resource locator that corresponds to a resource external to the tracking server system. The tracking server system indirectly provides for the client system to have an informational element selectable by the client system, where the informational element is graphically identified on the client system with informational content obtainable from a content server system through use of a content resource locator. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193960

Portable virtual characters

Described herein are methods, systems, apparatuses and products for portable virtual characters such as virtual characters. One embodiment provides a method for providing a virtual character, including: storing, in device memory, a listing of at least one mobile device having at least one device component selected from the group consisting of an accelerometer, a camera, and a microphone; and transferring, using a processor, to a mobile device information to permit an instantiation of a mobile device version of a virtual character on the mobile device, the instantiation of the virtual character on the mobile device including at least one virtual character attribute matching the at least one device component selected from the group consisting of an accelerometer, a camera, and a microphone. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193950

Simulating color diffusion in a graphical display

As described herein, an electronic device with a display screen may simulate the color diffusion that occurs in a physical painting process. For instance, the user may perform one or more actions that simulate a brushstroke on the display screen such as swiping a touch-sensitive area or dragging a cursor across the screen. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193626

Method and system for user content view protection

A user content protection system and method that may include a content-sharing application associated with a user device and/or an access monitor configured to monitor access limitations placed on content shared by the content sharing application. The content-sharing application may be configured to share content from the user device to one or more other user devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/02/15 / #20150187116

Material point method for simulation of granular materials

The disclosure provides an approach for simulating and rendering granular materials. A simulation application generates video frames depicting a granular material phenomenon using a strain based elasto-plastic constitutive model integrated with a hybrid eulerian/lagrangian material point method (mpm). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186565

Augmented material point method for simulating phase changes and varied materials

The disclosure provides an approach for simulating and rendering materials across different states and undergoing phase transitions. In one configuration, a simulation application generates video frames depicting a material phenomenon using an augmented material point method (mpm). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/02/15 / #20150185965

Systems and methods for video clip creation, curation, and interaction

Disclosed are systems and methods for user interaction with and curation of digital media content, such that users are able to specify a particular clip of video content, and utilize the clip in a desired way. The disclosed systems and methods allow users to view video content, select video clips within the video content, save video clips into a collection of video clips, and curate the collection of video clips. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181350

Flexible, shapeable free-form electrostatic speakers

An embodiment provides a free-form electrostatic speaker, including: a three dimensional object body; at least a portion of the three dimensional object body having a free-form electrode layer disposed thereon; the free-form electrode layer being shaped to substantially match the at least a portion of the three dimensional object body; a free-form diaphragm positioned proximate to, and being shaped to substantially match, the free-form electrode layer; and an input element coupled to the free-form electrode layer that accepts input from an external source. Other embodiments are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181347

Spatial free-form interactive speakers

An embodiment provides a free-form speaker. In an embodiment, an array type electrostatic speaker is provided. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180854

System and/or method for authentication and/or authorization via a network

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to authenticating an identity of users desiring access to an application program and determining whether an authenticated user is authorized to access one or more aspects of the application program.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172763

System and/or method for distributing media content

There is provided a method for use by a media device including a computing platform having a processor, a display, a memory, and a rendering application in the memory for execution by the processor. The method includes playing, using the rendering application executed by the processor, a video on the display, the video having a plurality of protected segments and a plurality of gating segments, and rendering, using the rendering application executed by the processor, while playing the video on the display, a timeline of the video on the display, the timeline showing a representation of a temporal progression of the video. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172646

Color display and projection system

A process and apparatus provide high speed multicomponent imagery from high frame rate binary spatial light modulators. The process and apparatus decompose an image frame into a plurality of subframes such that each subframe in the plurality of subframes corresponds to an image component of the image frame. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161833

Intelligent access control for amusement park rides to support maintenance and testing

A method for controlling an amusement park ride to provide safe access for maintenance and testing. The method includes first determining a location of an access control key and then second determining whether the determined location is within a control space. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161809

Motion tracking and image recognition of hand gestures to animate a digital puppet, synchronized with recorded audio

There is provided a system and method for creating a digital puppet show by animating a digital puppet using gestures and sound. The method includes presenting the digital puppet to a user on a display. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154783

Augmenting physical appearance using illumination

A system for augmenting the appearance of an object including a plurality of projectors. Each projector includes a light source and a lens in optical communication with the light source, where the lens focuses light emitted by the light source on the object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/04/15 / #20150151208

Interactive turret robot

One embodiment provides an apparatus that includes a plurality of wheels configured to rotate in either of two rotational directions about an axis of rotation. The apparatus further includes a turret portion disposed between the two wheels and rotatable about the axis of rotation in either of the two rotational directions and independently of the plurality of wheels. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149394

Boundary graph machine learning algorithm for regression and classification

There is provided a system and method for training and utilizing a boundary graph machine learning algorithm. The system including a processor configured to receive a plurality of entry nodes, each of the plurality of entry nodes including an entry node input and an entry node output, add each of the plurality of entry nodes to a graph using the entry node input and the entry node output, receiving a plurality of training nodes, each of the plurality of training nodes including a training node input and a training node output, add each of the plurality of training nodes to the graph when the training node input for each of the plurality of training nodes is similar to the training node output of a closest node and the training node output of each of the plurality of training nodes is different than the training node output of the closest node.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149304

System and method for client-side advertisement retrieval

Techniques are described for retrieving advertisements for insertion into a document. Embodiments receive a document comprising a request to retrieve a plurality of advertisement creatives. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146972

Predicting a light probe for an outdoor image

Methods and systems for predicting light probes for outdoor images are disclosed. A light probe database is created to learn a mapping from the outdoor image's features to predicted outdoor light probe illumination parameters. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/28/15 / #20150145857

Contextual editing using variable offset surfaces

A method for editing content including at least one three-dimensional object. The method includes determining by a processing element one or more constraints, rendering by the processing element a shell defining an offset distance to the three-dimensional object corresponding to the one or more constraints, receiving a user input to a point related or connected to the three-dimensional object, and moving the point in a direction corresponding to the user input. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/21/15 / #20150143236

Generating photo albums from unsorted collections of images

Techniques for generating a photo album are described. Embodiments analyze a plurality of photo albums to determine photo album characteristics, where each of the plurality of photo albums comprises a respective plurality of digital photographs arranged in a respective order. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142716

Tracking player role using non-rigid formation priors

Approaches are described for assigning roles to agents in a group of agents engaging in an activity. An assignment analysis system receives a first set of detections, where each detection in the first set of detections comprises a physical location. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/21/15 / #20150138223

Flicker removal for high speed video

Embodiments provide techniques for stabilizing coloration for video content containing a plurality of frames. Embodiments include selecting a reference frame from the plurality of frames. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/07/15 / #20150123774

Creating tactile content with sound

There is provided a system and method for creating tactile content by using an audio stream. The method includes capturing an audio stream using a microphone, processing the audio stream to generate an audio data stream, executing a haptic algorithm using the audio data stream to generate an activation pattern for a plurality of actuators, and activating the plurality of actuators according to the activation pattern. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121070

Firmware security

One embodiment provides an apparatus adapted to perform a secure firmware upgrade. The apparatus includes a first memory and a second memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120044

Method for gait generation and tracking control for a bipedal walking robot

A control method that executes a numerical non-linear optimization procedure with forward simulation of the full dynamics of the bipedal robot (including ground collisions) to compute a foothold, which produces the desired center of mass velocity during the next step of the walking cycle. The controller includes a gait generator that outputs desired joint trajectories designed to track a desired foothold provided by the foot placement algorithm. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119139

Selective caching of interactive objects

The present disclosure may take the form of a method for enhancing performance of interactive content. The method includes analyzing by a processing element a user actuated object of the interactive content, predicting action of the user actuated object in a proceeding frame of the interactive content, using the predicted action, determining by the processing element if the user actuated object can be cached for the proceeding frame, if the user actuated object can be cached, saving the user actuated object as a bitmap object and display the bitmap object in the proceeding frame and if the user actuated object cannot be cached, rendering a vector graphic of the user actuated object in the proceeding frame.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117647

Storytelling environment: intradevice communications

One embodiment provides a device that includes one or more line of sight transmitters configured to transmit signals over a line of sight communications medium, one or more transmitters configured to transmit signals over another communications medium and a controller. The controller is configured to perform an operation that includes retrieving a key adapted for use in decrypting encrypted content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/30/15 / #20150116798

Scalable and tileable holographic displays

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

04/30/15 / #20150114249

Flying roller coaster with vertical load and launch

A method of operating a ride system to provide passengers a flying roller coaster experience. The ride system includes a train of vehicles, with each of the vehicles including seat assemblies that have a seat and seat back for receiving a passenger. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113597

Human verification by contextually iconic visual public turing test

There is provided a system and method for human verification by a contextually iconic visual public turing test. There is provided a method comprising receiving a request to verify whether a client is human controlled, selecting, by contextual criteria, a plurality of images each having one or more associated tags from a database, generating a challenge question and a corresponding answer set based on associated tags of a subset of the plurality of images, presenting the plurality of images and the challenge question to the client, receiving a submission to the challenge question from the client, and responding to the request by verifying whether the submission is contained in the answer set to determine whether the client is human controlled. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112816

Systems and methods for providing a graphical user interface for providing brand integration within online content, managing brand integration within online content, and/or managing compensation associated with online content

A system configured to provide a graphical user interface for providing brand integration within online content, managing brand integration within online content, and/or managing compensation associated with online content. The system may be configured to effectuate presentation of a graphical user interface. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112806

Systems and methods for facilitating brand integration within online content and promoting that online content

Brand integration within online content and promoting that online content may be facilitated. A user may define search queries specifying parameter values of one or more parameters. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112793

Systems and methods for facilitating monetizing brand integration within online content

Monetizing brand integration within online content may be facilitated. Parameter values for parameters describing characteristics of online content, access points, and/or producers may be obtained. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/23/15 / #20150111646

Electronic devices in local interactions between users

In one implementation, a method includes detecting, using a processor, user input through a camera lens. The method further includes determining, using the processor, that an identity of a user, selected from identities of at least two users, is associated with the user input. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109711

Magnetically movable objects over a display of an electronic device

In one implementation, the present disclosure provides a method for imparting motion to a magnetically movable object. The method includes disposing the magnetically movable object over a display of an electronic device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/16/15 / #20150104111

Methods and systems of local signal equalization

Methods and systems of equalizing spatial frequency signals for images are provided. Images distorted through defocus, motion blur, under-sampling or other reasons may be equalized. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103510

Special effects system using retroreflections to create an illusion of glowing toys and props

A special effects (fx) system for generating a penumbra or glow effect about an object. Briefly, the fx system includes at least one sheet of retroreflective material and a penumbra activator. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100989

Interactive multimedia package methods and systems

Interactive multimedia package methods and systems are provided. An interactive multimedia package system may generate, manage, deliver, and/or play interactive multimedia packages with various digital media. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100300

Media content presentation in a selected language

There is provided a method and system for providing a media content in a selected language. The method comprises receiving a first input selecting a language, receiving at least one available media content from a media content server, receiving a second input selecting the media content for display from the at least one available media content, transmitting the first input and the second input to a language management server, receiving a language content corresponding to the media content from the language management server, and processing the media content with the language content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/09/15 / #20150097465

Harvesting energy from interaction with papers

There is provided a system and method for harvesting electrical energy from interaction with papers. The system comprising an electret disposed between a first electrode and a second electrode, and an interactive device connected to one end of the first electrode and one end of the second electrode to provide an electrical potential, the interactive device configured to receive the electrical potential by moving the second electrode relative to the electret for generating electrical energy. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095958

System for the delivery and dynamic presentation of large media assets over bandwidth constrained networks

Media content, based on a predetermined set of constraints, from a content provider is delivered to a local cache of a user device before viewing the media. A client asset manager process resides in the user device, an asset list at the content provider site, and the media assets are located at a remote site.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095409

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

04/02/15 / #20150095408

Method and system for loading content data on a webpage

There is provided a system and method for optimizing loading of content data on a webpage by utilizing client-side technology. The system comprising a server and a client device, the client device configured to request a webpage from a server, receive an image tag and a configuration file from the server, determine a selected image from a plurality of images using client capabilities, the image tag, and the configuration file, create an image handle to request the selected image from the server, transmit the image handle to the server, and receive the selected image from the server. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088469

Automatic task-specific model reduction for humanoid robots

The disclosure provides an approach for automatically determining task-specific robot model reductions. In one embodiment, a simplification application determines a smallest order statespace model whose stabilizing controller also stabilizes a full-order robot model. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/26/15 / #20150087431

Canopy or living mat for hiding support features on a ride or display platform

An assembly adapted for visually disguising drive or support features of an amusement park ride or a display system using a drive to move a show element about a space. The assembly includes a platform and a drive mechanism for selectively moving a support member. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/19/15 / #20150080121

Method for tracking physical play objects by virtual players in online environments

Techniques are disclosed for tracking physical play objects by virtual or non-player characters in an electronic game environment. More specifically, techniques are disclosed for enabling a game system to track a physical toy object, using tracking information to update the game state, and transmitting updated game state to the toy object and update the toy state. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/19/15 / #20150079573

Storytelling environment: story and playgroup creation

Embodiments provide techniques for dynamically creating a story for playback using a plurality of storytelling devices. Embodiments identify a plurality of storytelling devices available to participate in a storytelling experience. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/19/15 / #20150079327

3d printing with custom surface reflection

A method for fabricating custom surface reflectance and spatially-varying bi-directional reflectance distribution functions (bdrfs or svbrdfs). The 3d printing method optimizes micro-geometry to produce a normal distribution function (ndf) that can be printed on surfaces with a 3d printer. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078661

High dynamic range and tone mapping imaging techniques

Algorithms for improving the performance of conventional tone mapping operators (tmo) by calculating both a contrast waste score and a contrast loss score for a first tone-mapped image produced by the tmo. The two contrast scores can be used to optimize the performance of the tmo by reducing noise and improving contrast. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078232

Storytelling simulator and device communication

Embodiments provide techniques for facilitating radio frequency (rf) communication between devices using guaranteed time slots (gtss). Embodiments include designating, at a personal area network (pan) coordinator, a contention access period (cap) during which a plurality of devices on a network can transmit unsolicited media access control (mac) commands to the pan coordinator via rf communications. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/19/15 / #20150077065

Charging and communicating with battery operated toys

Methods and a system for the recharging of battery-operated devices, whereby the recharging process is made less burdensome and inconvenient to the users of the devices. Embodiments provide for incorporating recharging into the normal usage patterns for the devices using activities consistent with predetermined intended usage of the devices, thereby causing the user to perceive less inconvenience. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071612

Spatio-temporal video compositing

Embodiments provide techniques for creating a composite video stream. Additionally, a first selection of pixels from the first video stream and a second selection of pixels from the second video stream are received. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/12/15 / #20150070346

Method and system for rendering virtual views

A method including receiving a first image of a scene captured from a first perspective, the first image including an object and a background; segmenting the first image to extract a first two-dimensional contour of the object; approximating a plurality of three-dimensional locations of a plurality of points on the first contour; generating a three-dimensional billboard of the object based on the three-dimensional locations; and projecting the first image onto the three-dimensional billboard.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/12/15 / #20150070264

Animated document using an integrated projector

The embodiments presented herein describe integrating a projector in a book to display images or animations on one or more pages of the book. Specifically, the book may include a projector that is arranged in the form factor of the book. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066448

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

03/05/15 / #20150063781

Non-linear navigation of video content

Disclosed is a method for non-linear navigation of video content comprising receiving a video content asset comprising a plurality of video content clips tagged with information tags, the information tags connecting the video content clips to form a plurality of navigation paths; presenting a first video clip from the plurality of video clips; displaying a set of navigation options for selection by a user, each of the navigation options corresponding to a particular navigation path; receiving a navigation option selection from the user; and presenting a second video clip from the plurality of video clips based on the navigation path corresponding to the navigation option selected by the user.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063709

Methods and systems of detecting object boundaries

Methods and systems described herein detect object boundaries of videos. A window around the pixel may be followed in adjacent image frames of the image frame to determine object boundaries. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/05/15 / #20150062351

Device and method for calibrating a temporal contrast sensor with a frame-based camera sensor

A device and method incorporates features of a temporal contrast sensor with a camera sensor in an imager. The method includes registering the camera sensor with the temporal contrast sensor as a function of a calibration target. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057071

Gender and age based gameplay through face perception

There is provided a system and method for determining a gender and age of a player of a game. There is a method comprising capturing an image of at least one player, and determining the gender and age of the player based on the image. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055124

Electronic reach envelope intrusion examiner

A system for examining intrusions of a physical environment into a reach envelope of a vehicle traveling along a length of track. The system includes a test skid including a chassis with front and rear wheel assemblies each adapted for rollably engaging the track. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/26/15 / #20150054844

Methods and systems for generating a polygon mesh

Methods and systems are disclosed for generating polygon meshes. One example of a method for generating a polygon mesh includes scanning a plurality of lines of an image to determine one or more pixel run lengths of interest, building a collection of rectangles based on the one or more pixel run lengths from the plurality of lines, and simplifying the collection of rectangles by combining rectangles with similar widths and/or heights.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/26/15 / #20150054833

Methods and systems for efficient graphics rendering

Methods and systems are disclosed for generating a polygon mesh that may have concavities and/or holes. One example of such a method includes generating a polygon grid, adjusting the grid to fit input image dimensions, adjusting the polygons within the grid to fit detected pixels of interest, simplifying the resulting polygon collection to reduce the total number of polygons, and generating a polygon mesh based on the simplified collection of polygons.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/26/15 / #20150054832

Methods and systems for creating a hull that may have concavities

Methods and systems are disclosed for generating a hull that may have concavities. One example of such a method includes creating a collection of columns representing a first hull, growing the first hull by increasing a height of one or more columns, creating a collection of rows representing a second hull, growing the second hull by increasing a width of one or more rows, and creating a third hull by combing the first and second hulls.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052458

Cross platform sharing of user-generated content

Systems and methods for cross platform sharing of user-generated content. The system may comprise a first user device of a first platform type including one or more processors configured to execute computer program modules. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051000

Perception system

System and methods to guide interaction of characters with objects in a virtual space include determining how objects near a particular character are perceived by that character. Based on proximity, position, the manner of possible interaction, and/or other considerations, objects are ranked for interaction with the character.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/19/15 / #20150050996

System using rule based techniques for handling gameplay restrictions

Systems and methods employing rule based techniques for handling virtual entity manifestation into gameplay modes in accordance with gameplay restrictions of the individual gameplay modes. The system may comprise a host server including one or more processors configured to execute computer program modules. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/19/15 / #20150050995

Unlocking of virtual content through geo-location

This disclosure relates to a system configured to manage virtual content within a virtual space based on information associated with objects. The information associated with the objects may be updated responsive to detecting the objects at various real world physical geographic locations. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/19/15 / #20150050994

Light communication between user devices and physical objects

Systems and methods for communicating information between user devices and physical objects which are separate from the user devices. The physical objects may store information related to one or more online games associated with the physical objects. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046949

Time-line based digital media post viewing experience

Disclosed are a digital media asset selection interface and method. The interface may comprise a plurality of digital media assets that are displayed to a user such that the user can navigate the digital media assets in a first direction and a second direction, such as a horizontal direction and a vertical direction. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/05/15 / #20150040036

Dynamic player activity environment response

Systems, methods, and computer program products to provide responses to emergent group activities in an interactive environment, by monitoring actions of one or more avatars in the interactive environment, the one or more avatars being controlled by a respective user, detecting a first action matching a first action property in a first group activity template for a first group activity, of a plurality of group activity templates, determining that the first group activity is occurring in the interactive environment, and issuing to one or more components of the interactive environment, an indication to perform a respective predefined operation.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039395

Sales proposal mix and pricing optimization

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture to generate sales proposals, by determining, for a customer, a level of preference for each of a plurality of items of inventory, classifying each item of inventory into one of a plurality of categories, determining, for the customer, a price range for each item of inventory, computing a demand for each of a plurality of items of media content, selecting a subset of the items of advertising inventory based on: (i) the demand for each of a plurality of programs, (ii) the level of preference for each of the plurality of items of inventory, and (iii) the classification of each of the plurality of items of inventory, and computing: (i) a total cost for the proposal, and (ii) a cost for each item of inventory in the subset.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/05/15 / #20150035863

System and method for integrating multiple virtual rendering systems to provide an augmented reality

There is provided a system and method for integrating multiple virtual rendering systems to provide an augmented reality. There is provided a method for integrating multiple virtual rendering systems for outputting a composite render to a display, comprising obtaining a first environment data from a first virtual rendering system using a first camera view, obtaining a second environment data from a second virtual rendering system using a second camera view, rendering the composite render by processing the first environment and the second environment, and outputting the composite render to the display. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/05/15 / #20150035831

Methods and systems of joint path importance sampling

Methods and systems of joint path importance sampling are provided to construct light paths in participating media. The product of anisotropic phase functions and geometric terms across a sequence of path vertices are considered. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/29/15 / #20150033317

Linking token detection at a single computing platform with a user identification to effectuate modifications in virtual space instances presented via multiple computing platforms

Token detection at a single computing platform may be linked with a user identification to unlock content and/or effectuate modifications in virtual space instances presented via multiple computing platforms, in accordance with one or more implementations. Exemplary implementations may enhance consistency in a user's experiences of a virtual space across multiple computing platforms.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/29/15 / #20150033154

Effectuating modifications within an instance of a virtual space presented via multiple disparate client computing platforms responsive to detection of a token associated with a single client computing platform

Exemplary implementations may facilitate effectuating modifications within an instance of a virtual space presented via multiple disparate client computing platforms responsive to detection of a token associated with a single client computing platform. In some implementations, tokens may be detected based on signals received from token readers associated with individual ones of the multiple client computing platforms. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/29/15 / #20150033121

Motion based filtering of content elements

Apparatus, systems, and methods disclosed herein include apparatus, systems, and methods for providing action-based filtering of content elements in an electronic content library. A disclosed method comprises displaying an electronic content library, receiving an action from a user as an input, performing an operation on the electronic content library based on the user action input to yield a revised electronic content library, displaying the revised electronic content library, and saving the revised electronic content library for future access. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032295

Visual localization of unmanned aerial vehicles based on marker detection and processing

A method for locating markers in an image captured by a mobile device moving about an operating space. The method includes preprocessing an image to generate a set of image data, locating fixed features of markers by tracing edges of the fixed features, and extracting variable data payloads of each of the markers associated with the located fixed features. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029916

Power saving for multi-hop communications

There is provided a system and method for transmitting a data packet from a transmitting device to a destination device using an intermediary device. The transmitting device configured to determine an identity of the destination device, generate an announcement message that includes the identity of the destination device, transmit the announcement message to an intermediary device, receive an acknowledgement message from the intermediary device in response to transmitting the announcement message to the intermediary device, and transmit the data packet to the intermediary device for delivery to the destination device.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029314

Volumetric display system blending two light types to provide a new display medium

A method for creating a volumetric display. The method includes projecting a first light type onto a planar projection surface to display first content and, concurrently with projection of the first light type, first projecting a second light type onto the planar projection surface to display second content that at least partially overlays the displayed first content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/29/15 / #20150028994

Zone based identification for interactive experiences

This disclosure relates to a system configured to trigger interactive experiences for guests. The system may be a zone based identification system that uses identification technology (e.g., rfid, image recognition, etc.) to detect and/or identify guests in zones prior to, during, and after an interactive experience. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026820

Alternate content playlist for locked media content

Systems, and methods disclosed herein include systems and methods for providing alternative content playlists for locked media content. Media content may be locked according to certain pre-conditions, such as a release date. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/22/15 / #20150023597

Feature sensitive captioning of media content

There are provided methods and systems for use in performing feature sensitive captioning of media content. In one implementation, such a method includes detecting an aesthetically determinative feature of a media content unit selected by a user, and determining a captioning aesthetic for a caption of the media content unit based at least in part on the aesthetically determinative feature. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/22/15 / #20150023546

Identification of watermarked content

There are provided methods and systems for identifying watermarked content. In one implementation, such a method includes receiving content including a digital watermark, and detecting the digital watermark, the detecting being performed without use of a decoder configured to read the digital watermark. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/15/15 / #20150020085

Apparatus and system to secure and maintain integrity of a physical disc

Apparatus, systems, and methods disclosed herein include apparatus, systems, and methods for securing the information contained on information discs, such as cd's, dvd's, blu-ray discs, or any optical media used for carrying information. The apparatus includes a security device that prevents unauthorized users from accessing the protected disc, discs, or spindle. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019683

Method and system for pairing a medium to a user account

There is provided a system for pairing a medium with a user account comprising a media player configured to retrieve a medium identifier from the medium and a player identifier from a memory of the media player. The media player is further configured to transmit the medium identifier and the player identifier to a server. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/15/15 / #20150015797

Image projecting light bulb

A display system that includes a projector light bulb. The system includes a light fixture with a conventional light bulb socket. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/15/15 / #20150015607

Using vortices to provide tactile sensations corresponding to a visual presentation

To convey tactile sensations over an open space, a system may use a vortex generator to direct one or more vortices at an object in 3-d space. Once a vortex strikes an object—e.g., a user's hand—it applies a force. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/08/15 / #20150013004

Enabling authentication and/or effectuating events in virtual environments based on shaking patterns and/or environmental information associated with real-world handheld devices

Shaking patterns and/or environmental information associated with real-world handheld devices may form a basis for enabling authentication and/or effectuating events in a virtual environment. The handheld devices may include toys and/or other object that can be used to play. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012157

Method and system for using dynamic boundaries to manage the progression of ride vehicles that have rider control inputs

A method for controlling vehicle progression along a ride path of an amusement park ride. The method includes receiving inputs from a passenger of a vehicle on the ride path and processing the received inputs to determine a vehicle state change. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012123

System for synchronizing remotely delivered audio with live visual components

A method and system are provided to synchronize an audio program output at a location remote to a site of a visual display such as a fireworks show, a water and light show, or other event or show with a large visual display visible from distances over which the originally sourced audio is delayed, degraded in quality, or lost. The method includes providing a live show including a visual display with components triggered by one or more control signals. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011321

Traveling virtual pet game system

A traveling virtual pet game simulates a pet traveling between various geographic locations. As the pet travels, users interact with the virtual pet to aid the pet in acquiring traits associated with the geographic regions in which it travels and to observe traits that the pet has previously acquired.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009298

Virtual camera control using motion control systems for augmented three dimensional reality

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

01/08/15 / #20150009116

Facilitating gesture-based association of multiple devices

Gesture-based association of multiple devices may be facilitated, which may effectuate presentation of content related to associated devices. Gesture detection may reduce or completely eliminate any ambiguity of whether the association is wanted or not. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007062

System and method for enhancing socialization in virtual worlds

There is provided a system and method for inducing a reply from a first client connected to a virtual world to facilitate a social interaction using a second client connected to the virtual world. There is provided a method for inducing a reply from a first client connected to a virtual world to facilitate a social interaction using a second client connected to the virtual world, the method comprising locating, in the virtual world, an avatar of the second client in a proximity of an avatar of the first client, executing a social action using the avatar of the second client such that the social action is observable by the first client but not observable by the second client, receiving the reply from the first client in response to the social action, and rendering the reply from first client using the avatar of the first client.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006484

Method and system for producing customized content

There is provided a method for producing a customized content, comprising identifying a customizable content from which to produce the customized content, identifying a base content in the customizable content, and receiving at least one customizing criterion as input. The method further comprises determining a plurality of content modifiers for harmonizing the base content and the customizing criterion, extracting the plurality of content modifiers from a modification library, and integrating the plurality of content modifiers with the base content to produce the customized content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005071

Pattern detection of avatars in a virtual environment

Techniques are described for detecting script-controlled avatars in a virtual environment engaging in certain pattern formation behaviors. In particular, a virtual environment server may select a group of avatars and determine a pattern formed by the selected group. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003932

Elastomeric cap for seamlessly concealing fastener used to secure object to substrate

An elastomeric cap for concealing a fastener used to secure an object (e.g., an elastomeric object such as foam padding or the like) to a substrate (e.g., frame, wall, etc.). A head of a fastener may be inserted through an aperture in one wall of the cap and into an internal cavity of the cap. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003636

Scalable and automatic distance-based audio adjustment

A computer program product, method, apparatus, and system determine location data of a performance. Further, the computer program product, method, and system provide the location data to an audio adjustment device that calculates a distance-based audio adjustment based upon a difference between a position of the performance indicated by the location data and a position of a speaker that is coupled to receive an audio signal from the audio adjustment device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003609

Implementing encrypted content in a game

A device, method, and an action figure toy for implementing encrypted content for implementation in a game are disclosed. The encrypted content may relate to physical objects, such as action figure toys corresponding movie characters and/or any other physical objects. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/01/15 / #20150002517

Enhanced dual quaternion skinning with scale non-compensating joints and support joints

Methods and systems for two-phase skinning of an object undergoing rigid and non-rigid transformations are disclosed. One method of skinning the object may include separating the object's joint transformations into rigid and non-rigid parts by determining if a joint is scale compensating or scale non-compensating, applying non-rigid joint transformations to the mesh, and applying rigid joint transformations to the mesh. ... Disney Enterprises Inc








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