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Recent patent applications related to Disney Enterprises Inc. Disney Enterprises Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Disney Enterprises Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Disney Enterprises Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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Adjusting media availability via a content consumption activity dashboard

Systems and methods are described for enabling a user to bias the type of media content made available to a user account through a localized content dashboard. In one implementation, a method for adjusting media content availability associated with a user account configured to receive media content from a server system over a network, includes displaying on a content playback system a localized content dashboard, including: a summary of attributes of media content accessed by the user account, where the summary of the attributes is based on metadata associated with the accessed media content; and controls for biasing the attributes of media content delivered to the user account. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Speech-controlled actions based on keywords and context thereof

A device includes a plurality of components, a memory having a keyword recognition module and a context recognition module, a microphone configured to receive an input speech spoken by a user, an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the input speech from an analog form to a digital form and generate a digitized speech, and a processor. The processor is configured to detect, using the keyword recognition module, a keyword in the digitized speech, initiate, in response to detecting the keyword by the keyword recognition module, an action to be taken one of the plurality of components, wherein the keyword is associated with the action, determine, using the context recognition module, a context for the keyword, and execute the action if the context determined by the context recognition module indicates that the keyword is a command.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Generating dynamic temporal versions of content

Systems and methods for dynamically and automatically generating short-form versions of long-form media content are provided. The long-form media content may be tagged with metadata indicating objects or actions in frames, scenes, portions of scenes, or other units of the media content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Interactive broadcast

There is provided a server for providing an interactive broadcast. The server includes a memory configured to store a story manager including an event controller, a story controller and an action processor, and a hardware processor configured to execute the story manager. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Three dimensional (3d) stereo display systems for creating 3d effects for viewers wearing 3d glasses

A display system creating three dimensional (3d) imagery for a viewer in a viewing space wearing 3d stereo glasses. The 3d stereo glasses have first and second lens passing colored light in first and second ranges of wavelengths. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

System and method for scene-space video processing

There is provided a video processing system for use with a video having frames including a first frame and neighboring frames of the first frame. The system includes a memory storing a video processing application, and a processor. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Method and system for approximating fully calculated image sequence from a subset of calculated image data

The disclosure provides an approach for approximating a fully calculated image sequence from a subset of calculated image data. In one configuration, a rendering application calculates, for each image in the image sequence, a subset of pixels including pixels previously occluded by object(s) in preceding images and pixels whose ages have exceeded a threshold value. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Componentized data storage

There are provided computer systems and methods for performing componentized data storage. Such a system includes a hardware processor, a system memory, and a data componentization unit including a data resolution module and a data archiving module stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Lightweight system for mounting hand-operated tools, objects, and interaction devices to a user's hand

An apparatus for supporting a hand-operated input device on a hand. The apparatus includes a first mounting member with a hoop-shaped body and a second mounting member with a semi-circular shaped body. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Systems and methods for finding nearby users with common interests

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for a mobile device to select interest information to automatically share with other nearby users, who are also sharing interest information, and detect any nearby users with common interests. In one embodiment, a method at a mobile device comprises receiving on the first mobile device a first set of movie interests associated with a first user; providing a notification on the first mobile device that a second mobile device associated with a second user has an interest in common with the first set of movie interests, and the second mobile device is within a specified proximity to the first mobile device; and initiating a request to communicate with the second mobile device without revealing an identity of the first user.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Content development review system

A process and apparatus provide a content development review system. The process and apparatus perform, with a processor, automatic testing of a page of content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Dynamically changing a 3d object into an interactive 3d menu

Techniques disclosed herein describe rendering a 3d menu object in a scene, e.g., from other 3d objects in the scene. A menu component receives a selection of a point-of-origin in a 3d geometric scene having 3d objects. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Fabricating a robotics skin system using a mold core or tool defining an inverse of an exterior surface topography

A method for fabricating an artificial skin system such as skin for use with a robotics assembly. The method includes forming or accessing a digital three dimensional (3d) model of an object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

Tracked automultiscopic 3d tabletop display

An apparatus for displaying three dimensional (3d) images to a viewer without the need for 3d glasses. The apparatus includes a display element with a lenticular display surface that is supported to be horizontal and face upward into a viewing space. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/08/16 / #20160360167

Output light monitoring for benchmarking and enhanced control of a display system

An apparatus displaying content to a viewer by adjusting parameters of the content or display devices based on environmental or display device changes. The apparatus includes a display device with a screen providing digital content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/08/16 / #20160358627

Script-based multimedia presentation

Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to a method, computer program product, and system to seamlessly integrate a multimedia presentation with triggered content provided using one or more external devices. The method includes processing a presentation script that specifies (i) one or more accessible audiovisual content items and (ii) a sequence of the audiovisual content items for presentation during the multimedia presentation. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/08/16 / #20160358232

Advertising inventory management system and method

A method of managing advertisement inventory in an internet advertising system is provided. The method comprises forecasting advertisement capacity using a plurality of predefined advertisement targeting parameters arranged in a tree structure to define a plurality of buckets, wherein each bucket is associated with a combination of the predefined advertisement targeting parameters. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354702

Artificial eye with an internal electromagnetic drive

An artificial eye for use with an animatronic figure or a robot. The artificial eye includes an outer shell formed with a wall defining a spherical inner void space. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353095

Scanning laser-based three dimensional (3d) display systems for viewers wearing 3d glasses

A display system for creating three dimensional (3d) imagery for a viewer wearing 3d glasses such as wavelength multiplex visualization (wmv) technology glasses with a first lens passing colored light in a first range of wavelengths and with a second lens passing colored light in a second range of wavelengths. The system includes a first wmv light source outputting a first light stream onto a display surface, with the first light stream having a wavelength in the first wavelength range. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350066

Methods and systems for playing an audio corresponding to a text medium

There is provided a media player device for use with a text medium having a plurality of pages each having a plurality of words, the media player device comprising an audio output, a memory storing a text medium application software; and a processor configured to execute the text medium application software to receive a first signal emitted from a wireless communication element embedded in the text medium, the first signal including a text medium id uniquely identifying the text medium, and play an audio, via the audio output and in response to receiving the text medium id, wherein the audio corresponds to the text medium id and the audio pronounces the plurality of words in a same sequence appearing in each of the plurality of pages.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346683

Systems and methods for association of virtual gaming to physical environments

A system for associating virtual activity of a user in a virtual space and a real-world activity of a user in a physical environment are presented herein. User activities and/or experiences within the physical environment and/or the virtual environment may be created (e.g., new experiences/personalizations being presented to the user), changed, accelerated, and/or otherwise managed such that each one enhances the other and/or enriches the overall experiences of the users over time.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346671

Method and system for magnetic field based information transfer

Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for transmitting information using modulated magnetic fields. A system comprises a transmitter having a first magnetic field source for transmitting a first modulated magnetic field to a receiver for decoding and a field controller coupled to the first magnetic field source for controlling the first modulated magnetic field. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345043

Multi-channel video playback system with variable time delay

There is provided a video playback system comprising a plurality of video playback channels, a memory, and a processor configured to transmit a first video content over a first playback channel, store a first video transmission being transmitted over the first video playback channel in the memory, start transmitting, at a second time, the first video transmission from the memory over a second playback channel, receive an update segment for replacing a first segment of the first video transmission and a location of the first segment in the first video transmission, detect the location of the first segment in the first video transmission, transmit the update segment in place of the first segment over the second video playback channel, revert to transmitting the first video transmission over the second video playback channel, and store a second video transmission being transmitted over the second video playback channel in the memory.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343264

Interactive book with proximity, touch, and/or gesture sensing

There is provided an interactive book having a plurality of printed pages, where at least one of the plurality of pages includes at least one interactive element, the interactive book configured to wirelessly connect to a media device, transmit a first signal to the media device via the wireless connection, the first signal including a book id uniquely identifying the interactive book, detect a current page of the plurality of pages, wherein the current page is being viewed by a user, receive an activation signal from the at least one interactive element when a user interacts with the at least one interactive element, and transmit a second signal to the media device via the wireless connection based on the current page and the activation signal.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343162

Virtual object discrimination for fast global illumination rendering

There is provided a system including a hardware processor, a memory, and an illumination rendering unit including a virtual object discrimination module stored in the memory. The hardware processor is configured to execute the illumination rendering unit to perform a first, primitive render of an illumination of a scene including multiple virtual objects, and to determine a score for each of the virtual objects corresponding to its respective contribution to the illumination of the scene. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/24/16 / #20160339349

Biomimetic skin for an animatronic figure and other applications

A biomimetic skin for an animatronic figure and other applications is provided. The biomimetic skin may include an outer layer having a surface texture, and an inner layer attached to the outer layer. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337134

Authenticated content delivery platform

Methods and systems for authenticated supplemental content delivery are disclosed herein. The systems can include a first requestor and a second requestor. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332739

Impact absorption apparatus for unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle apparatus comprises a frame. Further, the unmanned aerial vehicle apparatus comprises a propulsion mechanism coupled to the frame that propels the frame through the air. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328130

Adaptive multi-window configuration based upon gaze tracking

A window in a multi-window display configuration is provided. A gaze of one or more users is directed at the window. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

11/10/16 / #20160325180

Dynamic physical agent for a virtual game

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for creating out-of-game objectives for a computer game. Embodiments include determining user identification information identifying a user account within a computer game. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315986

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

10/27/16 / #20160314614

Indoor scene illumination

Techniques for illuminating an indoor scene. A directional distribution associated with the indoor scene is received. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/27/16 / #20160313894

Video object tagging using segmentation hierarchy

A system is provided for tagging an object in a video having a plurality of frames. The system includes a memory storing a segmentation hierarchy of a first frame of the plurality of frames and having a plurality of elements, a display, and a processor configured to display the first frame including the plurality of elements on the display, receive a first input selecting a first element of the plurality of elements displayed on the display, select a first region of the first frame based on the first input, display the first region of the first frame on the display, receive a second input from the user altering the first region of the first frame displayed on the display, and alter the first region by selecting a second region of the first frame based on the second input from the user and the segmentation hierarchy.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309204

System and method for creating and inserting event tags into media content

There is provided an event tag insertion system. The system includes a memory and a processor configured to receive a media content, receive an input from an event indicator device, the input corresponding to an event in the media content, generate an event tag, the event tag including the input from the event indicator device and a position of the event in the media content, and insert the event tag as metadata into the media content.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306863

Asset-data integration

There are provided asset-data integration systems and methods for use by such systems. Such a system includes a hardware processor, a system memory, and an asset-data synthesis unit including a data translation module and a data integration module, stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306429

System and method for providing personalization of a virtual space based on an individualized seed value

A system and method for providing personalization of a virtual space based on an individualized seed value. The system may provide personalization within one or more instances of a virtual space based on an individualized seed value derived from one or more biometric samples (e.g., a fingerprint) and/other individual identifiers. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/20/16 / #20160303483

Artificial intelligence controlled entertainment performance

A process and computer program product to record performance related data for a plurality of entertainment performances having a plurality of audiences. Further, the process and computer program product determine external data that is associated with the plurality of audiences and/or environmental factors corresponding to locations of the plurality of entertainment performances. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300377

Method and system for progressively sculpting three-dimensional geometry

The disclosure provides an approach for progressively sculpting three-dimensional (3d) geometry. In one configuration, a sculpting application receives time-based sculpts and stores the sculpted changes from the original geometry, referred to herein as “offsets,” in “fixes” which include (time, offsets) pairs, with the offsets being defined in relation to a reference frame. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292902

Geometric multigrid on incomplete linear octrees for simulating deformable animated characters

A method and system for simulation of deformation of elastic materials are disclosed herein. A matrix-free geometric multigrid method utilizing a direct coarse grid discretization is presented for the solution of linear systems resulting from an octree discretization of the equations of corotational linear elasticity. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292538

Object classification through semantic mapping

There are provided systems and methods for performing object classification through semantic mapping. Such an object classification system includes a system processor, a system memory, and an object categorizing unit stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291694

Haptic authoring tool for animated haptic media production

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving input specifying one or more positional and dimensional properties of a first haptic animation object in an animation tool displaying a representation of a vibrotactile array comprising a plurality of actuators configured to output haptic feedback, computing, based on a rendering algorithm applied to the first haptic animation object, a vector profile for each of the actuators, and computing an intensity value for each of the actuators based on the vector profile of the respective actuator.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/06/16 / #20160288417

Three-dimensional printer with an inverted cutting surface and a movable platform for creating layered objects

There is provided a three-dimensional (3d) printer for creating a 3d object using a fabric including a cutting device, an inverted cutting surface, a securing mechanism to secure the fabric against the inverted cutting surface for cutting the fabric by the cutting device into a plurality of layers, a movable platform for receiving each of the plurality of layers, in sequence, from the inverted cutting surface after each layer is cut from the fabric, and a bonding tool to bond each layer of the plurality of fabric layers to a previously received layer as the fabric layers are sequentially received by the movable platform to create the 3d object.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277673

Method and system for mimicking human camera operation

The disclosure provides an approach for mimicking human camera operation with an autonomous camera system. In one embodiment, camera planning is formulated as a supervised regression problem in which an automatic broadcasting application receives one video input captured by a human-operated camera and another video input captured by a stationary camera with a wider field of view. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277664

Method and apparatus for prioritizing data transmission in a wireless broadcasting system

Systems, methods, and computer program code are disclosed for prioritizing data transmission in wireless broadcasting systems and include capturing, by one or more sensors, data at an event site. Scene description data (sdd) is extracted from the data, and the sdd is transmitted in sdd packets, over a wireless communication network, to a processing system. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277646

Automatic device operation and object tracking based on learning of smooth predictors

The disclosure provides an approach for predicting trajectories for real-time capture of video and object tracking, while adhering to smoothness constraints so that predictions are not excessively jittery. In one embodiment, a temporally consistent search and learn (tc-searn) algorithm is applied to train a regressor for camera planning. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275718

Combining sampling arrangements and distributions for stochastic integration in rendering

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for sampling visual characteristics of a three-dimensional scene. Embodiments include collecting a plurality of samples within the three-dimensional scene. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274705

Interactive story development system and method for creating a narrative of a storyline

There is provided a method for use by an interactive story development system. The method includes receiving a story state including an attribute state of each of a plurality of items present in a storyline, wherein the plurality of items include a plurality of objects of the storyline and a plurality of characters of the storyline. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274539

Holographic high power illumination distribution system

An illumination distribution system for distributing high power illumination to a set of projectors. The system includes a display element, such as a spatial light modulator (slm), receiving light from a laser. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274447

Projection system for enhancing and modifying the appearance of a projection surface

The present disclosure includes a projection system for enhancing color saturation and contrast for a projected image. The projection surface includes a coat containing active materials and the projection system includes a first light source emitting light onto the surface and defining a first image on the surface and a second light source emitting light onto the surface and activating the active materials within the transparent coat to emit visible light of one or more wavelengths. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266479

Fail-safe projection system

The technology described herein relates generally to a projection system having a fail-safe feature for use in a presentation or display. In one example a projection system having at least one main projector projects a first image onto a main projection area of a projection surface. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261927

Method and system for providing and displaying optional overlays

A device and method for receiving video content, generating at least two overlays for the video content, generating an information message containing information enabling a receiver of the video content and of the at least two overlays to selectively display or hide the generated overlays, and transmitting, using a multi-stream transmission including a primary stream and auxiliary streams, the information message, the video content in the primary stream and the at least two overlays in the auxiliary streams.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261838

System and method for increased spatial resolution

The present disclosure generally relates to a projection system with increased spatial resolution. The projection system includes one or more light sources, a spatial light modulator configured to reflect light received from the one or more light sources to generate a plurality of sub-images of a composite image, and an optical system configured to reflect each of the plurality of sub-images the sub-images at a different portion of a projection surface. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261658

Proximity based entitlement sharing

Systems and methods for sharing protected media content are provided. Protected media content can be shared when at least a first and second user are proximately located. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260242

Light transport classification based ray tracing

There is provided an illumination rendering system and method for use by such a system. The system includes a system processor, a system memory, and an illumination rendering engine including a ray tracing unit stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260015

Sports formation retrieval

Approaches are described for formation retrieval. Embodiments receive positional data, across an interval window, including a respective agent trajectory for each agent and an object trajectory for one or more objects. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249079

Media processing node

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for transcoding media content. Embodiments include receiving a request to perform a transcoding operation on a first instance of media content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248834

Algorithmic transcoding

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for transcoding media content. Embodiments include receiving a request to perform a transcoding operation on a first instance of media content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246891

Systems and methods for non-linear content creation

A system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of tools and a processor configured to use the plurality of tools. The processor uses the plurality of tools to retrieve historical information relating to a storyline, retrieve user information relating to user interactions with the storyline, provide the historical information and the user information for incorporating into the content, and generate the content using the historical information and the user information.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246162

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

08/25/16 / #20160243699

Method for developing and controlling a robot to have movements matching an animation character

A robot having the motion style of a character defined by animation data obtained from an animation movie or computer animation data files. The robot is generated using a robot development method that obtains animation data for a character walking or performing other movements. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241865

Systems and methods for embedding metadata into video contents

There is provided systems and methods for embedding data into a video content. A system includes an encoder, a memory storing the encoder, and a hardware processor configured to execute the encoder from the memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/18/16 / #20160240093

Multimedia presentation device with paper pages and an electronic display

There is provided a multimedia book including a plurality of pages of print content, a cover covering the plurality of pages, a display covered by the cover, and an electronic module covered by the cover. The electronic module includes a memory having a media content stored therein, wherein each of a plurality of segments of the media content a corresponding page of the print content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/18/16 / #20160236349

Control method for floating-base robots including generating feasible motions using time warping

A control method, and a robot controller implementing the method, is provided that adapts human motions to floating-base humanoid robots with time warping techniques. The method of modifying a set of reference motions modifies the timeline of a reference motion so as to speed up or slow down one or more of the motions or motion segments. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/11/16 / #20160232878

Multi-user interactive media wall

An interactive media wall is provided on which multiple media contents can be simultaneously displayed. Multiple users can interact with the interactive media wall such that visual portions of the multiple media contents can be presented on the interactive media wall, while audio portions of the media contents may be presented to each of the multiple users via peripheral listening devices. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/04/16 / #20160225342

Chromatic calibration of an hdr display using 3d octree forests

Methods and systems for calibrating devices reproducing high dimensional data, such as calibrating high dynamic range (hdr) displays that reproduce chromatic data. Methods include mapping input data into calibrated data using calibration information retrieved from spatial data structures that encode a calibration function. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/04/16 / #20160224673

Enhancing group decisions within social messaging applications

A system and method of enhancing group decision-making within messaging platforms, the method comprising analyzing a conversation thread between two or more participants communicating using a messaging platform; identifying one or more keywords occurring in the conversation thread associated with an event characteristic; determining a contextual use of the one or more keywords; determining one or more events relevant to the identified event characteristic and the contextual use; locating and retrieving event-related information for the one or more events from a decision support system; and presenting the retrieved event-related information to the two or more participants.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220896

System and method for playsets using tracked objects and corresponding virtual worlds

There is provided a system and method for playsets using tracked objects and corresponding virtual worlds. There is provided an object for use with a physical environment and connectable to a virtual world corresponding to the physical environment, the object including a processor and a plurality of sensors including a position sensor. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217496

System and method for a personalized venue experience

There is provides a system including a plurality of sensory indicators including a first sensory indicator at a first location and a second sensory indicator at a second location. The first sensory indicator is configured to receive a first signal from a first user beacon, determine a custom presentation based on the first signal, and generate, in response to receiving the first signal, a first sensory response to the user of the first user beacon using the custom presentation. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/28/16 / #20160217380

Method and device for three-weight message-passing optimization scheme using splines

A method and device determines an optimization solution for an optimization problem. The method includes receiving the optimization problem having cost functions and variables in which each of the cost functions has a predetermined relationship with select ones of the variables. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210384

Adaptive material point method

The disclosure provides an adaptive material point method for simulating and rendering of solid materials. During each time step, a simulation application splits and/or merges particles according to a resolution of a grid and assigns properties to the split/merged particles. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209740

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

07/21/16 / #20160207262

Electronically enabled effect for a printed object

A process integrates object geometry data of an object and data describing an electronic component that is embeddable within the object to generate a printable model. The process also prints an object based upon the integrated printable model. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206959

Customizing a game entity associated with a physical object at a point of purchase

A system and method for customizing a game entity that is played in a video game are disclosed. The video game may take place in a virtual space. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206957

Tracking specific gestures relative to user movement

Techniques are disclosed for distinguishing user movements in an immersive play environment. A first tracking device is provided that measures first tracking data. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206955

Techniques for providing non-verbal speech recognition in an immersive playtime environment

An immersive play environment platform including techniques describing recognizing non-verbal vocalization gestures from a user is disclosed. A headset device receives audio input from a user. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201888

Audience interaction projection system

A process and system capture infrared light that is reflected or emitted from a device to precisely locate the device. The process and system project visible light from a light source toward the device such that the light is precisely targeted at the device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/14/16 / #20160199730

Techniques for representing imaginary participants in an immersive play environment

An immersive play environment providing techniques for generating an imaginary enemy within the environment is disclosed. A tracker device is provided in the play environment for determining a location of a user. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/14/16 / #20160198785

Robust artificial foliage

An apparatus comprises a wire mesh that is shaped according to an artificial foliage pattern. The wire mesh is coated with a coating to match a characteristic of the artificial foliage pattern. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198212

System and method for synchronizing on-air commercial programming with interactive applications

There is provided a system and method for the synchronizing on-air commercial programming with interactive applications, providing interactive content synchronized with on-air television programming. There is provided a system comprising a client device with a display device and an input device and running a synchronization application. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170372

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

06/16/16 / #20160167296

Systems and methods for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects using needle felting

A system for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects through felting. The system may include a composition head configured to deposit a manufacturing material comprising a strand of interlocked fibers onto a composition bed along a composition path. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166936

Authenticating users across applications and devices using biometric authentication or wearable devices

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising authenticating a user on a first device by at least one of a biometric identifier of the user and a wearable device of the user, identifying a first application associated with the user, receiving, by the first device, the first application, receiving, by the first device, state information of the first application, wherein the state information reflects a previous interaction of the user with the first application, installing the first application on the first device, and restoring the state information on the first device.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165597

Simultaneous operation of multiple communications protocols

A method, network communication device, and computer program product are disclosed to perform simultaneous operation of at least a first and second communications protocol. The method includes determining a first frame period for communicating with a first processing device using the first communications protocol, selecting, based on the first frame period, a second frame period for communicating with a second processing device using the second communications protocol, and allocating a portion of the second frame period for communicating with the first processing device using the first communications protocol.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164301

Resonant cavity mode enabled wireless power transfer

An embodiment provides a method of wireless power transmission, including: powering a transmitter that produces electromagnetic waves in a three dimensional structure; selecting a transmission frequency that is a resonance frequency for the three dimensional structure; and transmitting, using the transmitter, electromagnetic waves within the three dimensional structure on the transmission frequency selected. Other systems, methods, apparatuses and products are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162450

Systems and methods for disabling or expiring hyperlinks

There is provided a client device including a memory storing a web browser and a processor executing the web browser to receive a selection of a hyperlink from a user for navigating to a web page addressed by the hyperlink, determine, after the selection, if the hyperlink is to be disabled, and disable the hyperlink, in response to determining. The memory further includes a disabled hyperlink database, and to determine if the hyperlink is to be disabled, the processor executes the web browser to request the web page from a web page server hosting the web page, receive from the web page server hosting the web page an error code, and store the hyperlink in the disabled hyperlink database, in response to receiving the error code.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161836

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

06/09/16 / #20160158648

Automated selective scoring of user-generated content

Systems and methods for scoring user-generated content of a virtual space are presented herein. The user-generated content may be submitted for competition. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155414

Content player with transference reader

A first proximity-based device at a content player receives content modification data from a second proximity-based device within a product and/or a product package when the product or product package is placed within a proximity to the first proximity-based device. A processor at the content player performs modified playback of media content based on the content modification data.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/02/16 / #20160155256

Avatar personalization in a virtual environment

Techniques are disclosed to facilitate avatar personalization in a virtual environment. A request to generate an avatar in the virtual environment to represent a requesting entity is received. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150143

Systems and methods for estimating sky light probes for outdoor images

Methods and systems for estimating hdr sky light probes for outdoor images are disclosed. A precaptured sky light probe database is leveraged. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148427

Techniques for processing reconstructed three-dimensional image data

Techniques are disclosed for creating digital assets that can be used to personalize themed products. For example, a workflow and pipeline used to generate a 3d model from digital images of a person's face and to manufacture a personalized, physical figurine customized with the 3d model are disclosed. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142856

Customizable beacons to activate content on a user device

Embodiments described herein use customized beacons embedded in bluetooth low-energy advertisements to transmit information between a user device and a beacon module. In one embodiment, the beacon module transmits the advertisement to the user device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140747

Interactive design system for character crafting

There are provided an interactive design system and method for character crafting. An example system includes a memory storing a machine software application and a processor configured to execute the machine software application to receive a plurality of components for a character, the plurality of components including at least a first component and a second component, receive a movement for the character, the movement including a first pose for the character and a second pose for the character, calculate a linkage for the first component and the second component based on the movement, and generate an updated character by connecting the second component to the first component using the linkage. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139676

System and/or method for processing three dimensional images

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a method and/or system for projection of images to appear to an observer as one or more three-dimensional images.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134905

Content based partitioning of digital media content

There is provided a content based partitioning system and a method for use in performing content based partitioning of digital media content. In one implementation, such a content based partitioning system includes a system processor, a system memory, and a content based partitioning module stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134851

Method and system for projector calibration

The present disclosure relates to a method for calibrating a projector. The method includes projecting a test pattern onto a scene or an object within the scene and capturing the test pattern using a camera. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134678

System and method for providing media content

There is presented a system for providing a content stored on a medium, the system comprising a media presentation module including a processor. The processor is configured to retrieve a content payload including a digital content from a data structure residing on the medium, and to retrieve a content-describing metadata stored separately from the digital content, from the data structure. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/12/16 / #20160133040

Simulation and skinning of heterogeneous texture detail deformation

A method is disclosed for reducing distortions introduced by deformation of a surface with an existing parameterization. In an exemplary embodiment, the method comprises receiving a rest pose mesh comprising a plurality of faces, a rigidity map corresponding to the rest pose mesh, and a deformed pose mesh; using the rigidity map to generate a simulation grid on the rest pose mesh, the simulation grid comprising a plurality of cells; defining a set of constraints on the simulation grid, the constraints being derived at least in part from the rigidity map; running a simulation using the simulation grid and the set of constraints to obtain a warped grid; and texture mapping the deformed pose mesh based on data from the warped grid.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129363

Air delivered special effects

A discharge platform comprises an air propulsion mechanism that propels the discharge platform through the air. The discharge platform also comprises a special effect storage device that stores a special effect and is operably connected to the discharge platform. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127679

Computed information for metadata extraction applied to transcoding

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for transcoding video content are described. Embodiments include receiving an instance of video content for processing. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125696

Managing a theme of a virtual space based on characters made accessible responsive to corresponding tokens being detected

Objectives, an environment, and/or a theme associated with a virtual space may be managed based on characters made accessible responsive to corresponding tokens being detected. Tokens, including a first token associated with a first character or a second token associated with a second character, may be detected based on signals received from one or more token readers. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125428

Systems and methods for using a product history to create a linguistic corpus for a product

There is provided a system having a memory for storing a software application, where the software application includes a product database. The product database includes a product history for a plurality of products. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124608

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

05/05/16 / #20160121224

Method and device for fantasy sports auction recommendations

A device and method groups sport players into tiers for a fantasy sports auction and generates bid recommendations. The method includes receiving at least one parameter value for each of a plurality of sport players. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/05/16 / #20160121207

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

04/28/16 / #20160119691

Descriptive metadata extraction and linkage with editorial content

Embodiments provide techniques for distributing supplemental content based on content entities within video content. Embodiments include receiving video data containing an embedded watermark at a first position within the video data. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119655

Descriptive metadata extraction and linkage with editorial content

Embodiments provide techniques for distributing supplemental content based on content entities within video content. Embodiments include analyzing video data to identify a known content entity within two or more frames of the video data. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114750

Passenger restraint providing lateral leg containment in an amusement park ride vehicle

A vehicle for use in an amusement park ride with upright passenger seating. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and a seat assembly including a seat pan provided in the vehicle body between a front end and a rear end of the vehicle body. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114749

Passenger restraint for upright, straddle-type seating in an amusement park ride vehicle

A ride vehicle with upright, straddle-type passenger seating that includes a passenger restraint system. This restraint system includes a lap bar assembly and a lap bar pivotal mount element pivotally supporting the lap bar assembly within the vehicle body to pivot about a rotation axis passing through the vehicle body between the seat pan and the front end of the vehicle body. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114248

Controlling groups of game entities in a video game in a collective, coordinated, and/or collaborative manner using a group entity

Systems and methods for controlling groups of game entities in a video game in a collective, coordinated, and/or collaborative manner are presented herein. Groups of individual game entities may be formed. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100162

Method and system for optimizing bitrate selection

A method including encoding a video program into a plurality of video streams, each of the plurality of video streams being encoded at a corresponding one of a plurality of bitrates; providing, to a plurality of viewing clients, an option to select one of the plurality of video streams; determining a streaming capacity of each of the viewing clients; and determining an improved plurality of bitrates based on streaming capacities of the plurality of viewing clients.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098998

Voice searching metadata through media content

Systems and methods for voice searching media content based on metadata or subtitles are provided. Metadata associated with media content can be pre-processed at a media server. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096330

Electrical power source for a 3d printed object

A process and apparatus integrate a first 3d object model with a second 3d object model to generate an integrated 3d printable model. The first 3d object model models a first object that is passive. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096318

Three dimensional (3d) printer system and method for printing 3d objects with user-defined material parameters

A 3d printer system that allows a 3d object to be printed such that each portion or object element is constructed or designed to have a user-defined or user-selected material parameter such as varying elastic deformation. The 3d printer system stores a library of microstructures or cells that are each defined and designed to provide the desired material parameter and that can be combined during 3d printing to provide a portion or element of a printed 3d object having the material parameter. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096120

Puppet control mechanism

An apparatus comprises a puppet device. The apparatus also comprises a control mechanism operably connected to the puppet device to control movement of the puppet device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/31/16 / #20160093334

Generating story graphs with large collections of online images

Embodiments presented herein describe techniques for generating a story graph using a collection of digital media, such as images and video. The story graph presents a structure for activities, events, and locales commonly occurring in sets of photographs taken by different individuals across a given location (e.g., a theme park, tourist attraction, convention, etc.). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092855

Token-based method for enabling second sale of content associated with a media-bound content to a consumer

There is provided a server including a memory configured to store a user database, the user database including a list of entitlements of a user. The server further includes a processor configured to receive a first universally unique identifier (uuid) retrieved by a playback device of the user from a medium storing a media content having a title, determine that the first uuid is registered in a repository, and inquire from the user of the playback device, in response to determining, whether the user desires to purchase an entitlement to the title associated with the first uuid, receive a reply from the user that the user desires to purchase the entitlement to the title, add the title to the list of entitlements of the user, and record a second uuid as registered in the repository, for adding the title to the list of entitlements of the user.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092769

Analysis of team behaviors using role and formation information

Approaches are described for discovering a formation associated with an agent group engaging in an activity over a window of time. A formation analysis system computes first and second results for an objective function based on first and second sets of role assignments for each agent in the agent group at first and second moments in time, respectively. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092080

Touch interface for precise rotation of an object

Systems, methods, and computer program products to rotate virtual objects within a virtual environment being displayed on a touch screen display, by, upon receiving a selection of a first virtual object using the touch screen display, rendering one or more frames depicting a rotation tool in a predefined location relative to the first virtual object and having a first orientation to the first virtual object, responsive to receiving input from the touch screen display, moving the rotation tool from a first location to a second location on the touch screen display as specified by the received input, and responsive to the movement of the rotation tool, rotating the first virtual object within the virtual environment based on the movement of the rotation tool, wherein the first virtual object substantially maintains the first orientation to the rotation tool throughout the movement.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092035

Gameplay in a chat thread

There is provided a system and method for user generated gameplay in chat. The system including a memory storing a text and multimedia messaging software application, and a processor configured to execute the text and multimedia messaging software application to initiate a message exchange session with a remote mobile device, in response to a request received from a user of the mobile device, the message exchange session displaying a user interface for exchanging text and multimedia messages, provide a plurality of games for selection by the user to be played during the message exchange session and within the user interface for exchanging text and multimedia messages, receive a selection of one of the plurality of games by the user after initiating the message exchange session, and initiate the one of the plurality of games for playing within the user interface for exchanging text and multimedia messages.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092033

Three-dimensional object sculpting and deformation on a mobile device

There are provided systems and methods for three-dimensional object sculpting and deformation on a mobile device. The system including a display, a memory storing a sculpting software application, and a processor configured to execute the sculpting software application to present an object to the user on the display, receive a first user input from the user for deforming the object, deform the object based on the first user input to generate a deformed object, receive a second user input from the user for squishing the deformed object using a squishing machine, and re-present the deformed object on the display next to the squishing machine. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/24/16 / #20160085303

Customized haptic effects

There is provided a system and method for producing a haptic effect. In one implementation, such a system includes a system processor, a system memory, and a haptic engine stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078320

Incremental category embedding for categorization

There are provided systems and methods of incremental category embedding for categorization. One method including selecting one or more input categories from a plurality of input categories to be added to learned categories, determining at least one representative category from the learned categories for each input category from the one or more input categories, the at least one representative category representing the input category, and approximating the input category using the at least one representative category.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077716

Computational design of linkage-based characters

There are provided systems and methods for the computational design of linkage-based characters. The system including a display, a memory storing a software application, and a processor configured to execute the software application to display a linkage on the display, the linkage including a plurality of links and a plurality of motors, each of the plurality of links being connected to at least another of the plurality of links using one of the plurality of motors, receive a user input selecting a first link and a second link from the plurality of links and a motor from the plurality of motors, the motor being located between the first link and the second link, and generate an updated linkage by connecting the first link to the second link using a new link and replacing the motor with a pin.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077207

Tracking subjects using ranging sensors

Systems and methods for tracking subjects within a three-dimensional physical environment are presented herein. A ranging sensor is mounted at a sensor location in the environment. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/17/16 / #20160075090

3d printing with custom surface reflectance

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

03/17/16 / #20160074758

Initiate events through hidden interactions

System, method, and computer program product to perform an operation comprising defining a plurality of associations between each of a plurality of triggers and a respective event, of a plurality of events, monitoring a communication in a virtual environment between a first user represented by a first avatar and a second user represented by a second avatar, the communication having an explicit meaning to the first and second users, determining that the communication has a predefined meaning between the first user and the second user, determining that the communication is defined as a first trigger, of the plurality of triggers, based on the communication having the predefined meaning, identifying a first association, of the plurality of associations, between the first trigger and a first event, of the plurality of events, and triggering the first event in the virtual environment based on the first association.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071548

Play sequence visualization and analysis

A method for visualizing plays in a sporting event may include receiving a video stream of the sporting event and a measurement stream, asynchronous to the video stream, associated with objects in the sporting event. The method may further include displaying a synchronized presentation of the video stream and the measurement stream. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071515

Sectioned memory networks for online word-spotting in continuous speech

Systems, methods, and computer program products to detect a keyword in speech, by generating, from a sequence of spectral feature vectors generated from the speech, a plurality of blocked feature vector sequences, and analyzing, by a neural network, each of the plurality of blocked feature vector sequences to detect the presence of the keyword in the speech.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/10/16 / #20160071308

Distribution caching for direct lights

There is provided a system and method of distribution caching for direct lights in a scene. The system including a memory and a processor configured to execute a rendering software application to shoot a plurality of rays through a scene that includes a plurality of lights, generate a plurality of cache points at different locations throughout the scene based on the shooting of the plurality of rays, compute a list of lights for each cache point from the plurality of cache points, the list of lights including lights from the plurality of lights that provide illumination at a location of the cache point, and store the plurality of cache points in a memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070902

Smart captchas

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture providing analytically enhanced user interfaces and smart captchas. The analytically enhanced user interfaces may collect information regarding a user's interaction with the user interface, and asynchronously transmit the collected information to a logging service. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067927

Three dimensional (3d) printed objects with embedded identification (id) elements

A method for operating a three dimensional (3d) printer to limit unauthorized copying and provide authentication of 3d objects printed from authorized models fabricated on 3d printers. The method includes providing a digital file defining a 3d model of an object to the 3d printer. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067922

Three dimensional (3d) printing by volumetric addition through selective curing of a fluid matrix

An apparatus for building a three dimensional (3d) object using volumetric addition. The apparatus includes a print chamber containing a volume of a curable resin. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067740

Three dimensional (3d) printer with a build plate having multi-degree of freedom motion

A three dimensional (3d) for printing a 3d object without the need for printing support structure for overhanging or cantilevered portions of the 3d object. The 3d printer includes a print head with a nozzle for extruding print material and a build plate with an upper surface receiving the print material extruded from the nozzle, whereby the 3d object is formed on the upper surface of the build plate. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067618

Method and device for fantasy sport player recommendations

A method and device are for fantasy sport applications including receiving a plurality of ranking values associated with a sport player; assigning a corresponding weight value to each ranking value; determining a score value as a function of the ranking value and the corresponding weight value; determining a final ranking value as a function of the score values for the sport player; and generating a recommendation for the sport player as a function of the final ranking value.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066048

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

There is provided a device including a display and a processor to receive, from a user, a user selection of a message share setting for enabling the user to post across a plurality of social networking services, send, to a server, the user selection for enabling the user to post across the plurality of social networking services, play a video on the display, in response to a video request by the user, and receive, from the user, a request to post across the plurality of social networking services, provide a dialog entry on the display, in response to receiving the request, receive, from the user, via the dialog entry on the display, a message to be shared across the plurality of social networking services, and send, to the server, the message from the user to be posted on the plurality of social networking services.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/03/16 / #20160063104

System and method for visual search in a video media player

There is provided a system and method for visual search in a video media player. There is provided a computing device for performing a visual search in video files comprising a display, a memory, a video media player application in the memory, and a processor configured to store into the memory search terms by allowing a user to visually select objects as search terms using a user interface on the display, initiate a search using the search terms, obtain search results comprising time offsets and play durations within the video files, each play duration containing at least one frame corresponding to the search terms, and display navigational controls in the user interface for presenting the search results, including selectable graphical thumbnail images or preview videos. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061729

Residual ratio tracking for estimating attenuation in heterogeneous volumes

There is provided a system including a memory storing a software application and a processor configured to execute the software application to transmit a light through a scene, the scene including a medium described by an extinction function, define a fictitious medium described by a fictitious extinction function, determine a path through the medium, the path including a plurality of points, calculate one of a plurality of weights for each of the plurality of points, the one of the plurality of weights corresponding to one minus the ratio of the extinction function to the fictitious extinction function, and estimate a transmittance of the lights through the medium as a product of the plurality of weights.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/03/16 / #20160059140

Walking machines

There are provided systems and methods of optimizing walking machines. The system including a memory storing a software application and a processor configured to execute the software application to receive a character from a user, the character having walking mechanisms, determine optimal design parameters for the character based on the walking mechanisms, and alter the walking mechanisms of the character based on the optimal design parameters to generate altered walking mechanisms, wherein the optimal design parameters are for use by the character to walk using the altered walking mechanisms. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057488

Method and system for providing and displaying optional overlays

A method including receiving video of an event; generating an overlay for the video; generating an information message containing information enabling a receiver of the video and the overlay to selectively display or hide the overlay; and transmitting the video, the overlay, and the information message. The video is transmitted in a primary stream of a multi-stream transmission including a primary stream and one or more auxiliary streams. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057471

Purchasing and viewing content based on a linear broadcast

Systems and methods for obtaining alternative versions of media content are provided. Digital purchasing technology can be integrated with content viewing technology to provide dynamic content discovery and the ability to easily and efficiently obtain alternative media content to enhance a user's viewing experience. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050358

Method and system for multimedia captures with remote triggering

There is provided a method, which includes providing a multimedia unit configured to capture still images and videos, receiving a triggering signal and capturing a still image and a video containing the still image, in response to the receiving of the triggering signal, where the video spans a window starting before and ending after the still image.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048609

Object recognition for 3d printing

A process and system scan an object to generate a first 3d digital model of the object. Further, the process and system send data corresponding to the first 3d digital model to a server that is in communication with a database of high quality 3d digital models of a plurality of objects. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048311

Augmented reality context sensitive control system

A process and apparatus provide an adaptable user interface. An image of a device is captured. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/18/16 / #20160046018

Pneumatically actuated and safely compliant skeletal joints for robotic characters

A robot that includes two or more skeletal or rigid links interconnected by a joint. The joint is pneumatically actuated and includes a pneumatic joint actuator that allows the robot's skeletal links to be moved in an expressive manner. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044356

Systems and methods for customizing channel programming

The present disclosure provides for systems and methods for customizing channel programming. The disclosed methods and systems utilize various data inputs, including affirmative user inputs, non-affirmative user characteristics, environmental data and/or temporal data to customize channel programming for a particular user or group of users. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042572

Interactive three dimensional displays on handheld devices

Techniques are disclosed for rendering an anamorphic projection of 3d scene geometry on a handled device using a correct asymmetric perspective geometry projection. Once pose of the handheld device is determined, a relative eye position may be inferred when the device is tilted away from an initial or default pose, based on data supplied by accelerometers. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/11/16 / #20160042158

Systems and methods for providing media content

The present disclosure provides for systems and methods for delivering and unlocking restricted media content on physical media. The disclosed methods and systems provide restricted media assets on a physical media. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041398

Reflective and refractive surfaces configured to project desired caustic pattern

Techniques are described for designing and manufacturing a surface that produces a desired image when illuminated by a light source. As described, the desired image may be decomposed into a collection of gaussian kernels (referred to as gaussians). ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/11/16 / #20160039541

Robust and autonomous docking and recharging of quadrotors

A method of docking and recharging using a base station and a station-mating frame on the multicopter. The base station includes an upward-facing camera that is used by a docking controller to detect the presence, position, and orientation of a frame, with infrared light-emitting diodes arranged in a predefined pattern. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/04/16 / #20160034907

Monitoring food products

Systems, methods, and computer program products to improve food safety in a food and beverage supply chain. Embodiments disclosed herein utilize prepared product tags to continuously monitor food and beverage temperatures. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033855

Projection assemblies for use with unmanned aerial vehicles

A projection assembly for use with an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) such as quadrotors. The projection assembly includes a projection screen with a rear surface and a front surface, and the projection screen has a level of opacity and/or other physical qualities that enables it to function as a rear-projection surface. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029051

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

01/28/16 / #20160029048

Enhancing tv with wireless broadcast messages

There is provided a system and method for enhancing television with wireless broadcast messages. The system including a television, a mobile device, and a server, wherein the television is configured to transmit a broadcast message to the mobile device, the broadcast message used by the television to request enhancement data from the server, the mobile device is configured to receive the broadcast message from the television and transmit a request to the server in response to receiving the broadcast message, and the server configured to receive the request from the mobile device and transmit the enhancement data to the television in response to receiving the request, wherein the enhancement data is used by the television to enhance media content being displayed on a display. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027161

Temporally coherent local tone mapping of hdr video

Approaches are described for filtering a first image frame in a sequence of image frames. A tone-mapping pipeline applies a spatiotemporal filter to each pixel of the first image frame, based on a forward optical flow and a backward optical flow, to produce a base layer image. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027160

Temporally coherent local tone mapping of high dynamic range video

Approaches are described for tone-mapping an image frame in a sequence of image frames. A tone-mapping pipeline applies a spatiotemporal filter to each pixel of the image frame, based on a forward optical flow and a backward optical flow, to produce a base layer image. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021394

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

01/21/16 / #20160019311

System and method enabling visual filtering of content

There is presented a system and method enabling visual filtering of content. The system comprises a server, a content database storing content units and accessible through the server, and a filtering and display application. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018977

Selectively reenabling an interactive element for the collection of user feedback

Techniques for receiving user feedback for an instance of content. Embodiments provide an interface that includes an interactive element through which users can provide feedback for an instance of content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/21/16 / #20160016360

Three dimensional (3d) printer and filament material providing scanning protection for 3d printed objects

A printer adapted for printing three dimensional (3d) objects that are difficult to copy by use of a 3d scanner and 3d printer. The printer includes a print head with an extrusion nozzle with a heated portion and a print bed with a surface for receiving material extruded from the extrusion nozzle. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012156

Modular design of complex tensegrity structures

There is provided a tensegrity design system and a method for use in designing a complex tensegrity structure. In one implementation, such a method includes providing virtual building blocks selectable by a user for assembly of a desired tensegrity structure, receive user-selected building blocks from among the plurality of virtual building blocks from the user, and identifying connections among the user-selected building blocks based on user inputs to the tensegrity design system. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011852

Method and system for real-time audio broadcast

The exemplary embodiments relate to methods and systems for a real-time localized audio broadcast to attendants at live entertainment events. One embodiment relates to a method comprising receiving location data indicating a location of a device, determining a frequency based on the location data, wherein the frequency is assigned based on a venue location and an audio channel is broadcast on the frequency at the venue location, displaying a software button on a user interface of the device, wherein the software button corresponds corresponding to the audio channel, receiving a user selection of the software button via the user interface, and tuning a rf tuner contained within the device to the frequency to receive the audio channel.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/07/16 / #20160007066

Systems and methods for digital library channel creation

The present disclosure provides for systems and methods for digital library channel creation. The disclosed methods and systems utilize a user's digital media library to create and/or simulate one or more broadcast channels for viewing by the user. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/07/16 / #20160005439

Systems and methods for networked media synchronization

This disclosure illustrates systems and methods for generating synchronized audio output signals. The synchronization may be performed based on an audio synchronization message received by an audio synchronization computing platform over a communication network. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/07/16 / #20160001193

Full-duplex, wireless control system for interactive costumed characters

A control system for interactively operating a show control system (audio plus data) provided in a walk-around character costume. The system includes an interactive controller wearable with the walk-around character costume. ... Disney Enterprises Inc








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