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Write confirmation of a digital video record channel

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

System and method for providing co-delivery of content

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

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

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

Systems and methods of generating augmented reality experiences

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

Adaptive rendering with linear predictions

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

Wearable garments recognition and integration with an interactive gaming system

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

Active trigger poses

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

Systems and methods for adjusting audio based on ambient sounds

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

System and method for rendering views of a virtual space

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

Ray tracing across refractive boundaries

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

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

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

Joint heterogeneous language-vision embeddings for video tagging and search

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

Video segmentation from an uncalibrated camera array

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

Algebraic multigrid method for cloth simulation

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

11/30/17 / #20170345195

Augmented or virtual reality digital content representation and interaction

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

11/23/17 / #20170339434

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

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

11/23/17 / #20170337735

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

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

11/23/17 / #20170337474

Systems and methods for determining semantic roles of arguments in sentences

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

11/23/17 / #20170336860

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

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

11/16/17 / #20170332147

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

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

11/16/17 / #20170332136

System and method for broadcast-mediated coordination of interactive experiences

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

11/16/17 / #20170330376

Occluded virtual image display

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

11/16/17 / #20170330362

Augmented reality simulation continuum

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

11/09/17 / #20170323501

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

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

11/09/17 / #20170322700

Haptic interface for population of a three-dimensional virtual environment

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

11/09/17 / #20170319954

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170311108

Systems and methods for delivery of personalized audio

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

10/26/17 / #20170310995

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170310926

System and method for providing co-delivery of content

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

10/26/17 / #20170310786

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170308927

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170308857

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170308756

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170308754

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170308753

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170308588

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170308061

Designing customized deformable input devices

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

10/26/17 / #20170305013

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

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

10/12/17 / #20170295227

System and method for presence or proximity-based sorting

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

10/05/17 / #20170289639

System and method for hybrid push-based streaming

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

10/05/17 / #20170289534

Light ray based calibration system and method

The present disclosure relates to a system and method for calibrating an optical device, such as a camera. In one example, the system includes a light-emitting device that generates light patterns and an ray generator that is positioned between the light-emitting device and the optical device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289530

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

10/05/17 / #20170285757

Control system using aesthetically guided gesture recognition

A method for facilitating and enhancing computer-based authoring of gesture definitions that are useful in controlling a walk-around character and other systems using gesture controls. The method includes, during performance of a gesture by a performer, collecting sets of raw sensor data each corresponding to differing parameters of the performance of the gesture. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282085

Track-based swing ride with long arm pendulum

A track-based swing ride system providing passengers a unique swinging ride experience. The ride system includes a ride track that supports a moving bogie coupled to the ride track that includes a drive assembly driving the bogie along a ride path defined by the ride track. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278273

Systems and methods for identifying targets on a display

There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to display targets on a display, each target having at least one target color, receive an input signal transmitted by a user device indicating at least one color value obtained from an image captured by the user device, the image including a portion of one of the targets displayed on the display, compare the color value indicated by the input signal with each of target colors in a target color database, determine the input signal is indicative of a first target of the targets based on a match between the color value indicated by the input signal and one of the target colors in the target color database, and execute an event involving the first target, in response to determining that the input signal is indicative of the first target of the targets.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277970

Joint photo stream and blog post summarization and exploration

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising assigning each of a plurality of images in a blog post and each of a plurality of images in a collection of images to a respective node in a graph, computing an adjacency matrix for the graph, wherein the adjacency matrix defines relationships between images in the blog post and images in the collections of images, and determining a first subset of the images in the collection of images that summarize the images in the image collection, wherein the subset is determined based on the adjacency matrix, wherein the adjacency matrix is computed based on the subset of the images in the collection of images.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272799

Systems and methods for creating custom media channels

There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to display a programming guide for a first media channel including a first media content scheduled to play at a first broadcast time and a second media channel including a second media content scheduled to play at a second broadcast time, receive a user input for creating a custom channel, the custom channel including the first media content obtained from the first media channel and the second media content obtained from the second media channel, create a custom content for the custom channel, in response to the user input, by obtaining the first media content from the first media channel at the first broadcast time and obtaining the second media content from the second media channel at the second broadcast time, receive a request for playing the custom channel, and display the custom content of the custom channel on a display.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272796

Systems and methods for determining and distributing fees associated with curated video clips

There is provided a system including a memory storing an executable code and a processor executing the executable code to provide access to a plurality of users to curate video clips stored in a content repository, wherein each video clip is associated with one of a plurality of ownership identifications, receive curation inputs from a user of one of a plurality of user devices arranging two or more video clips into a video compilation, wherein a first video clip is associated with the first ownership identification of a first content owner and a second video clip is associated with the second ownership identification of a second content owner, stream the video compilation to one or more of the plurality of user devices, and distribute a first fee to the first content owner and a second fee to the second content owner, in response to streaming the video compilation.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272732

Wavelength multiplexing visualization using discrete pixels

Embodiments herein describe a display device for performing wavelength multiplex visualization (wmv). The display device includes a display screen that includes a plurality of pixels where each pixel contains at least two discrete emitters that generate electromagnetic radiation at a certain wavelength. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272693

Carriage of ptp time reference data in a real-time video signal

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products which generate a precision time protocol (ptp) timestamp associated with a first video frame of a serial digital interface (sdi) signal and insert the ptp timestamp into at least one of a vertical ancillary (vanc) data space and a horizontal ancillary (hanc) data space of the first video frame.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272505

System and method for leveraging machine learning to deliver time-sensitive content over optimal devices and channels

Systems and methods are described for leveraging machine learning to deliver time-sensitive media content offers to a consumer over an optimal device and channel. In an implementation, a server system transmits media content offers over an optimal device and channel to a user. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270698

Systems and methods for generating augmented reality environments

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating augmented reality environments. An augmented reality environment may be generated using physical tags placed throughout a real-world environment, for example, on real-world objects and/or surfaces. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270204

Video inspector

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a first set of search results including a first search result from a video service based on a first search string, extracting a set of attributes for the first search result based on a source code of the first set of search results, wherein the first search corresponds to a first video hosted on the video service, and upon determining that at least one attribute of the set of attributes for the first search result violates at least a threshold number of rules of a plurality of rules, storing an indication that the first video is a candidate for removal from the video service.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270198

Em-id: tag-less identification of electrical devices via electromagnetic emissions

A technique for identifying individual instances of electronic devices. This is done by using a basic rfid reader to read the rf emissions from the electronic device to obtain an emitted electromagnetic spectrum and compare it to a library of emitted electromagnetic spectrums of different instances of that type of electronic device and, based on that comparison, finding a best match and identifying the electronic device as being a particular instance of that type of electronic device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/14/17 / #20170265160

Range detection and motion capture

Embodiments herein disclose a range detection system that includes a line-of-sight (los) emitter that outputs a los signal (e.g., visible light, infrared, etc.) which is detected at a receiver (e.g., a photodiode). The receiver outputs a signal representing the intensity of the los signal at the receiver. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264661

Association of user interactions at a first venue with the user for use in a second venue

There is provided a server and method for association of user interactions of a first venue and a second venue. The server including a memory storing a user profile of a user and a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor may be configured to receive first user interactions of the user with a first system in a first venue, the first user interactions including a request for playing a first media content using the first system in the first venue, store the first user interactions of the user in the user profile of the user in the memory, determine, after storing, the user is in a second venue, retrieve from the user profile, after determining, the first user interactions, and provide, after retrieving, a custom presentation to the user using a second system in the second venue, wherein the custom presentation is based on the first user interactions.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257653

Shot structure of online video as a predictor of success

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a plurality of superclusters that includes at least one of a plurality of shot clusters, wherein each of the shot clusters includes at least one of a plurality of video shots, and wherein each video shot includes one or more video frames, and computing an expected value for a metric based on the plurality of superclusters.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257622

Multi-viewer autostereoscopic tabletop display with dynamic parallax barrier and directional backlight

An apparatus for displaying three dimensional (3d) images to a viewer without the need for 3d glasses. The apparatus includes a first display device horizontally oriented and operable to alternately display a first parallax and a second parallax barrier. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257618

Converting a monocular camera into a binocular stereo camera

An optical system, suitable for use within an augmented reality (ar)-capable display device, comprises a camera and an optical arrangement configured to acquire stereoscopic imagery of an object using the camera. The optical arrangement comprises a first reflective element arranged along a first optical path and defining a first convex surface configured to reflect first light received from the object as first reflected light, wherein at least a first portion of the first reflected light is directed onto a camera focal plane. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257594

Systems and methods for tracking objects for augmented reality

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for tracking objects for augmented reality. Positions and/or orientations of objects, light sources, and/or visual markers may be determined. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257270

Systems and methods for making non-smart objects smart for internet of things

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for simulating an internet of things capability in an object. Storage media may store reactions executable by a wireless communication device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256289

Systems and methods for automating identification and display of video data sets

A system for identifying, tagging, and displaying one or more assets within an audio visual (av) file includes an asset tagging server, an asset tag acquisition device, and a database, wherein the asset tag acquisition device includes an asset identification engine configured to receive an asset identification data set and generate an asset tag data file that includes an asset tag corresponding to each asset. The asset tagging server is configured to receive, from an av capture device, an av file that includes an av representation of each asset and corresponding timestamp data, and store, in the database, an av asset tag data file comprising the beginning timestamp, the ending time stamp, and the set of asset tags. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256197

Systems and methods for providing input to a computer-mediated reality device using a viewing device

There is provided system including a user device and a viewing device configured to receive the user device, the viewing device including a control element and a viewing portal, the user device including a display, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, a hardware processor executing the executable code to display, on the display, a computer-mediated reality content visible by a user through the viewing portal of the viewing device, receive a first input from the viewing device, in response to a second input provided by the user using the control element of the viewing device, modify an operational element of the user device, in response to the first input.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256057

Systems and methods for re-identifying objects in images

There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to receive a first image depicting a first object and a second image depicting a second object, divide the first image into a first plurality of patches and the second image into a second plurality of patches, extract plurality of feature vectors from each of the first plurality of patches and a second plurality of feature vectors from the second plurality of patches, determine dissimilarities based on a plurality of patch metrics, each patch dissimilarity measure being a dissimilarity between corresponding patches of the first plurality of patches and the second plurality of patches, compute an image dissimilarity between the first image and the second image based on an aggregate of the plurality of patch dissimilarity measures, evaluate the image dissimilarity to determine a probability of whether the first object and the second object are the same.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255017

Increasing returned light in a compact augmented reality / virtual reality display

Implementations of an augmented reality (ar)-capable display device for displaying polarized light generated by a display onto a predefined field of view are disclosed herein. The display device comprises an optical arrangement having a predefined arrangement relative to a predefined position of the display and defining the field of view. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245011

Methods and systems of dynamic content analysis

Methods and systems of dynamic content analysis for categorizing media contents are provided. Data regarding the media contents that a user is watching on one or more devices is obtained, and the environment in which the user is watching the media contents may be captured. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243393

Depth buffering for subsequent scene rendering

There is provided a scene rendering system and method for use by such a system to perform depth buffering for subsequent scene rendering. The system includes a memory storing a depth determination software including a reduced depth set identification software module, and a hardware processor configured to execute the depth determination software. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242483

Systems and methods for interacting with virtual objects using sensory feedback

There is provided a system having a feedback device including a sensory feedback element, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a virtual object having a virtual surface, and a hardware processor. The hardware processor is configured to execute the executable code to determine a position of a hand of a first user, determine a location of the virtual surface of the virtual object, and transmit a first activation signal to the feedback device to cause a sensory feedback to be provided to the first user using the sensory feedback element of the feedback device based on the position of the hand of the first user relative to the location of the virtual surface of the virtual object.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237975

Three dimensional content projection

The present application relates generally to a projection system and method for projecting content onto a moving performer. In one embodiment, the system includes a projector that projects light onto the performer, a position sensor, such as a camera and/or depth sensor that captures position information about the performer, and a computer that modifies original content based on the position information of the performer. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236328

Method for motion-synchronized ar or vr entertainment experience

Systems and methods for synchronizing movement, such as the movement of a vehicle with an augmented reality (ar) or virtual reality (vr) story-telling or narrative experience is provided. For example, the ar or vr experience can be adapted to justify the movement of the vehicle based on trip criterion, such as a navigational path upon which the vehicle has embarked. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236008

Systems and methods for detecting free-standing groups of individuals

There is provided a system and method for grouping a plurality of individuals, each individual of the plurality of individuals having a corresponding transactional segment, the system comprising a memory storing a group identification application, a processor for executing the group identification application to identify an o-space center of a first group, wherein the o-space center is an intersection of a plurality of transactional segments, obtain a non-parametric lower-body orientation probability distribution for each of the plurality of individuals, based on the o-space center, and determine that a first plurality of individuals from the plurality of individuals belong to the first group based on the non-parametric lower-body orientation probability distribution of each individual of the plurality of individuals, wherein each of the first plurality of individuals has a corresponding one of the plurality of transactional segments that intersect with one another.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232358

Storytelling environment: mapping virtual settings to physical locations

A method, computer-readable medium, and system are disclosed for an interactive storytelling environment. The method comprises identifying a plurality of storytelling devices available to participate in a storytelling experience, at least one of the plurality of the storytelling devices comprising a first beacon device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232338

Systems and methods for providing immersive game feedback using haptic effects

There is provided a system including a wearable feedback device having a first feedback element and a second feedback element, a non-transitory memory storing a game and an executable code, and a hardware processor executing the executable code to receive an input signal from the game, transmit a first activation signal to activate the first feedback element to provide a first feedback including a haptic effect, in response to receiving the input signal, and transmit a second activation signal to activate the second feedback element to provide a second feedback, in response to receiving the input signal.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230724

Systems and methods for crowd sourcing media content selection

There is provided a system including a memory storing an executable code and a processor executing the executable code to receive a plurality of video inputs, wherein each video input of the plurality of video inputs includes a video feed from an event, provide the plurality of video inputs to each of a plurality of media devices, receive a plurality of user video inputs each from a different one of the plurality of media devices, wherein each of the plurality of user video inputs is created using the plurality of video inputs, and stream each of the plurality of user video inputs as a separate media channel for display by a plurality of media devices.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228936

Systems and methods for using augmented reality with the internet of things

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for using augmented reality with the internet of things. An augmented reality experience may be provided based on an operation of an object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228932

System and method of simulating first-person control of remote-controlled vehicles

Systems and methods of simulating first-person control of remoted-controlled vehicles are described herein. The system may include one or more of a remote-controlled (rc) vehicle, a display interface, an input interface, and/or other components. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228139

Systems and methods for interacting with a virtual interface

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for interacting with a virtual interface. The virtual interface may include a virtual object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228026

Distributed storytelling environment

A method, computer-readable medium, and system are disclosed for an interactive storytelling environment. The method comprises identifying a plurality of storytelling devices available to participate in a storytelling experience, including a first storytelling device at a first physical location and a second storytelling device at a remote second physical location. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225076

System and method of implementing behavior trees when modifying attribute values of game entities based on physical token detection

Systems and methods configured for implementing behavior trees when modifying attribute values of game entities based on physical token detection are presented herein. Behavior and/or action of game entities may be implemented using behavior trees. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225069

Incorporating and coordinating multiple home systems into a play experience

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for controlling devices in a synchronized fashion. Embodiments include determining one or more environmental devices are available within a physical environment. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223431

Rendering a virtual mark on a video frame

One embodiment provides a method for rendering a virtual mark on a video frame, including: receiving the video frame, captured by a camera, comprising a scene; obtaining a three-dimensional model of a mark in the scene; obtaining a foreground mask of the video frame; denoting a predetermined region corresponding to a mark mask, wherein the mark mask is an image projection of the mark on the video frame; updating the mark mask to exclude foreground regions, wherein the updating comprises: partitioning the predetermined region into a plurality of segments; and filtering out, from the mark mask, foreground pixels based on the plurality of segments and the foreground mask; and rendering, on the video frame, the virtual mark using the updated mark mask. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223322

Projector optimization method and system

The present disclosure relates to a method and system for optimizing a projector for projection of content. In one embodiment the method includes receiving by a processing element a plurality of test images corresponding to test patterns projected by the projector on a projection surface, where each of the test patterns include at least two points, comparing by the processing element the plurality of test images to assess one or more projector characteristics related to a distance between the two points, generating by the processing element a projector model representing the one or more projector characteristics, and utilizing the model to determine a projection path of the projector for the content.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221305

System and method of modifying attribute values of game entities based on physical token detection

Users may participate in instances of a virtual space through computing platforms associated with the users. User participation may include controlling game entities within the instances of the virtual spaces. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221273

Calibration of virtual image displays

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for calibrating an augmented reality headset. Embodiments output for display in the augmented reality headset, a plurality of reference points, where the augmented reality headset is adapted to further display a fixed reference line. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221270

Self calibration for smartphone goggles

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for calibrating an augmented reality headset. Embodiments output for display an interface depicting a plurality of virtual reference lines. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220104

Combination gesture game mechanics using multiple devices

Embodiments provide techniques for altering a virtual world based on combinational input gestures. Embodiments retrieve a definition for a combinational gesture within a computer game, the definition specifying physical actions to perform according to a specified timing schedule in order to successfully perform the combinational gesture. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219826

Compact augmented reality / virtual reality display

Implementations of an augmented reality (ar)-capable display device for displaying light generated by a display onto a predefined field of view are disclosed herein. Within one implementation, the display device comprises a mount assembly configured to removably attach with a mobile computing device associated with the display, to thereby arrange the display with a predefined position. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216675

Fitness-based game mechanics

Embodiments provide techniques for rewarding users within a computer game for performing fitness activity. One embodiment determines a physical world fitness gaming objectives for a first user. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214896

Apparatus and methods for bringing an object to life

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

07/20/17 / #20170208220

Automatically synchronizing multiple real-time video sources

Systems, methods and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a first video frame specifying a first timestamp from a first video source, receiving a second video frame specifying a second timestamp from a second video source, wherein the first and second timestamps are based on a remote time source, determining, based on a local time source, that the first timestamp is later in time than the second timestamp, and storing the first video frame in a buffer for alignment with a third video frame from the second video source.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206814

Animated liquid droplet environments

Embodiments herein describe a dripping system that displays an animation using different colored light sources. In one embodiment, the dripping system includes red, green, and blue light sources which can be activated individually or in combination to emit light that reflects off liquid droplets emitted by the dripping system. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206709

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

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

07/20/17 / #20170206251

Systems and methods for providing contextual messages for media contents

There is provided a system including a memory and a processor configured to stream a media content for playback to a first media device for viewing by a first user, receive, while streaming the media content, an input from the first media device indicating an insertion point in the media content selected by the first user for inserting a contextual message provided by the first user, receive the contextual message from the first media device, stream the media content for playback to a second media device for viewing by a second user, and deliver the contextual message to the second media device for viewing by the second user when streaming the media content to the second media device reaches the insertion point. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206189

Client-side web site selection according to device capabilities

An aspect provides a method, including: sending a request for a web site from a client device to a server; receiving a response to the web site request from the server, wherein the response to the web site request includes at least a portion of a first version of the web site requested and one or more links describing one or more alternate versions of the web site requested, the one or more links comprising conditional data; the conditional data comprising one or more device characteristics indicating whether the web site requested and one or more of the alternate versions of the web site requested is a version of the web site appropriate for the client device, wherein the one or more device characteristics comprise device capabilities; determining if the conditional data is met; and in response to the conditional data being met, requesting an alternate version of the web site requested. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203225

Systems and methods for using a gyroscope to change the resistance of moving a virtual weapon

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for using a gyroscope to change the resistance of moving a virtual weapon to simulate a feel of moving the virtual weapon. A feel of moving a virtual weapon may be simulated by determining a position and/or an orientation of a virtual blade of the virtual weapon, determining controls for a gyroscope based on the position and/or the orientation of the virtual blade, and operating the gyroscope in accordance with the controls for the gyroscope to provide resistance to changing the orientation of the hilt, wherein the resistance to changing the orientation of the hilt simulates the feel of moving the virtual weapon.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203221

Interacting with a remote participant through control of the voice of a toy device

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture to perform an operation comprising receiving speech data via a network, modifying the speech data based on a profile associated with a toy device, wherein the modified speech data represents a voice of the toy device, and outputting the modified speech data via a speaker.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203205

Systems and methods for providing customized instances of a game within a virtual space

A system and method for providing customized instances of a game within a virtual space. The system may be configured to obtain values associated with one or more users of the virtual space. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203204

Systems and methods for providing a video game using information stored by physical objects

A system and method for providing a video game using information stored by physical objects are disclosed. The video game may take place in a virtual space. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201844

Systems and methods for adjusting audio based on ambient sounds

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

07/13/17 / #20170201774

Systems and methods for automated application of business rules using temporal metadata and content fingerprinting

According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology, it is possible for content owners to better control the presentation of owned multimedia assets. Implementations of embodiments of the technology of the present disclosure leverage the specificity and greater breadth of detailed information about the multimedia asset of temporal metadata to enable content owners to associate business rules with particular content elements of the multimedia asset. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200544

Using magnetism to move a physical object proximate a base

In an interactive environment, a user action may dictate what type of action a base device performs using an entertainment object. In one embodiment, the base device includes a controllable electromagnet that uses magnetism to move one or more permanent magnetics mounted in or on the entertainment object. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200056

Systems and methods for detecting light signatures and performing actions in response thereto

There is provided systems and methods for performing actions based on light signatures. An exemplary system includes a light source, a light detector, a non-transitory memory storing a plurality of light signatures and a hardware processor. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200032

Systems and methods for following distinguishing members using tags in combination with a localizing device

There is provided a system including a plurality of radio frequency (rf) tags, each corresponding to one of a plurality of individuals, a memory, and a processor configured to receive a signal from a first rf tag of the plurality of rf tags, the signal including a first tag identification (id) uniquely identifying the first rf tag, follow a motion of the first rf tag, follow a motion of a first individual of the plurality of individuals, and determine a first likelihood that the first rf tag corresponds to the first individual based on the motion of the first rf tag and the motion of the first individual.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200031

Systems and methods for determining interaction states of wireless tags based on probability distributions

There is provided a system including a wireless tag reader, a wireless tag attached to an object, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code, and a hardware processor executing the executable code to transmit, using the wireless tag reader, an interrogation signal, receive, using the wireless tag reader, a tag signal from the wireless tag attached to the object, in response to the interrogation signal, the tag signal including a wireless tag identification uniquely identifying the wireless tag, determine a tag state associated with the wireless tag using a probabilistic estimate based on the tag signal received from the wireless tag, and determine an interaction state of the object based on the tag state of the wireless tag attached to the object.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199874

System and method for proximity-based personalized content recommendations

Systems and methods for generating and outputting personalized content recommendations are provided. When it is determined that two or more users are in close proximity to each other, the two or more users' respective media content libraries may be compared. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190051

Trained human-intention classifier for safe and efficient robot navigation

A trained classifier to be used with a navigation algorithm for use with mobile robots to compute safe and efficient trajectories. An offline learning process is used to train a classifier for the navigation algorithm (or motion planner), and the classifier functions, after training is complete, to accurately detect intentions of humans within a space shared with the robot to block the robot from traveling along its current trajectory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185701

Particle-in-cell methods preserving shearing and rotation

The disclosure provides an approach for reducing information loss when transferring from particles to grid and vice versa in a hybrid lagrangian/eulerian simulation, while also preserving stability. In one aspect, referred to as the rigid particle-in-cell (rpic) method, a simulation application stores a sampling of local angular momentum for each particle, helping to preserve the angular momentum that would otherwise be lost in the transfer from grid to particles. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185611

System and method for generating online content creator profiles and providing a searchable platform for the online content creator profiles

Systems and methods for generating online content creator profiles and providing a searchable platform for the online content creator profiles. Creator information, online content information, and/or other information may be obtained from multiple online sources. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183065

Damper system for boat docks

Dampers for mounting on a dock to control landing a boat. The dampers may be used individually or in damper systems made up of a plurality of dampers. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180435

Multi-deterministic dynamic linear content streaming

Embodiments provide techniques for providing custom digital broadcast video streams. Embodiments include receiving, at a content streaming server, a first video stream to transmit to a client device. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178411

Mobile tele-immersive gameplay

Techniques for displaying an augmented reality environment. Embodiments capture a visual scene for display. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176994

Method and device for multi-agent path planning

A method and device determines an optimization solution for an optimization problem. The method includes receiving the optimization problem having cost functions and variables where the cost functions have a relationship with the variables and receiving a landmark indicating a point that an agent is to visit while moving, a cost being associated with ignoring the landmark. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171626

Systems and methods for providing a virtual shared media experience

There is provided a system having a memory and a processor to establish a viewing group having a plurality of users, provide an ordered list of a plurality of media contents, make a first media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents available for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group, track a viewing progress of the first media content by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group, and make a second media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents available for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group based on one or more rules related to the viewing progress of the first media content by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/15/17 / #20170168556

Launching virtual objects using a rail device

Embodiments herein describe a throwing apparatus that includes a projectile that slides on a rail. In one example, as the user makes a throwing action, the projectile slides along the rail and locks into place at an end of the rail. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/08/17 / #20170163973

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

06/08/17 / #20170163839

System and method for creating a temporal-based dynamic watermark

Systems and methods for dynamically and automatically generating digital watermarks are provided. Watermark payloads utilized in generating the digital watermarks are altered based upon changing conditions, such as environmental characteristics associated with playback or distribution of media content. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157521

Ride with automated trackless vehicles controlled based on sensed occupant state

A system for controlling ride experiences through a ride space of an amusement park ride based on a passenger's present state. The system includes a sensor mounted on an automated trackless vehicle, being controlled to travel along a first ride path, sensing passenger data for a passenger. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157510

Systems and methods for procedural game content generation via interactive non-player game entities

Systems and methods for providing content in a virtual space are presented herein. The content may be generated in the virtual space by a non-player game entity. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154457

Systems and methods for speech animation using visemes with phonetic boundary context

Speech animation may be performed using visemes with phonetic boundary context. A viseme unit may comprise an animation that simulates lip movement of an animated entity. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154415

Saliency-weighted video quality assessment

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

06/01/17 / #20170151715

Print method using a three dimensional (3d) printer to provide scanning protection for printed 3d objects

A print method 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

05/18/17 / #20170142402

Signaling warp maps using a high efficiency video coding (hevc) extension for 3d video coding

Techniques are disclosed for view generation based on a video coding scheme. A bitstream is received that is encoded based on the video coding scheme. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142168

Systems and methods for facilitating the sharing of user-generated content of a virtual space

Systems and methods for facilitating the sharing of user-generated content of a virtual space are presented herein. The user-generated content may be shared between users of different computing platforms. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138447

Hard stop assembly for a joint adapted for more than a single revolution

A rotating joint assembly such as an interface device in a master device or remote manipulator for a puppeteering device or other mechanical system operating in response to operator input and requiring more than 360 degrees of rotation. The rotating joint assembly includes a hard stop assembly that limits the rotation of its rotating component(s) to a predefined maximum amount of rotation such as to less than two full revolutions, e.g., some rotation amount between 360 and 720 degrees. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132827

Data driven design and animation of animatronics

There is provided a method for use by a system including a hardware processor and a memory storing a three-dimensional (3d) character data having a topology mesh describing a character. The method includes stabilizing the 3d character data by removing a translational motion and a rotational motion from the 3d character data, determining a range of motion of a plurality of points of the topology mesh describing the character, identifying a plurality of poses for generating an animation, where each of the plurality of poses includes a unique configuration of the plurality of points of the topology mesh, and creating an animatronic including a plurality of actuators configured to instantiate the plurality of poses for generating the animation.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128851

Selecting infrared transmission modes based on user actions

Embodiments herein use multiple different transmission modes of a line-of-sight (los) communication system (e.g., an infrared (ir) or visible light communicate system) to simulate user actions that correspond to different distances—e.g., a melee attack versus a ranged attack. A toy device may include various sensors that detect user motion which is then used to identify a user action. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128848

Method for modifying local properties of materials

The present disclosure includes a method for altering one or more properties of a primary material. The method includes reducing the elasticity of a primary material and creating a delivery aperture through an outer layer of the primary material. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128841

System and method for dynamically valuating players during a fantasy draft

A system and method for dynamically valuating players during a fantasy draft are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises storing, in an electronic device, a list of players, each player associated with a base value, receiving one or more player sections, and determining one or more adjusted values for a respective one or more particular players based at least in part on the base values of the particular players and the player selections.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127126

Real-time transmission of dynamic range tags in a video broadcast

There is provided systems and methods for storing and transmitting dynamic range tags in video using a non-transitory memory storing a video having a plurality of frames, a plurality of dynamic range tags corresponding to the plurality of frames, and a video tagging software, and a hardware processor executing the video tagging software stored in the non-transitory memory to obtain a frame of the plurality of frames of the video from the memory, obtain a dynamic range tag including information about the frame of the plurality of frames of the video from the memory, insert the dynamic range tag into a vertical ancillary data (vanc) space of the frame of the video to generate a modified video.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127052

Display system with normalized show lighting for wavelength multiplex visualization (wmv) environment

A display system for illuminating surfaces of objects in a ride or show set for viewing by a viewer in a viewing space wearing three-dimensional (3d) glasses or headgear. The 3d glasses or headgear is adapted to pass or transmit light associated with a first set of three wavelengths to a left eye and to pass or transmit light with a second set of three wavelengths differing from the first set of three wavelengths. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124816

Automatic object detection and state estimation via electronic emissions sensing

An object recognition device that senses electrical signals conducted by the body of a human user (e.g., as a result of direct contact with or close proximity to a device emitting or conducting electromagnetic noise), compares the sensed electrical signals to a plurality of signatures of electrical signals produced by a corresponding plurality of types of electrical and electromechanical devices to determine the type of electrical or electromechanical device that generated the electrical signals sensed by the sensor, and communicates information to the human user related to or triggered by the electrical or electromechanical device.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124804

Systems and methods for awarding user accounts associated with users of a video game based on information that is unique to individual user accounts

Users may access a virtual space and/or video game taking place in the virtual space by logging into user accounts via computing platforms. The user accounts may include values for one or more attributes of the user accounts. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124790

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

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

04/27/17 / #20170118562

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

04/27/17 / #20170118495

Methods and systems for dynamically editing, encoding, posting and updating live video content

There is provided a method for use by a system. The method includes receiving live broadcasting of a segment of a video content from a live encoder; recording the segment in a video database of the non-transitory memory, receiving edits to the segment from a producer to produce an edited segment, encoding the edited segment to produce an encoded edited segment, and transmitting a network address of the encoded edited segment to a content management system (cms) for distribution to a plurality of user devices.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116977

Vibration speaker for audio headsets

There are provided audio headsets including one or more vibration speakers. Each vibration speaker includes a haptic driver and a haptic actuator for generating physical vibrations based on an audio input to the vibration speaker. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116750

Device and method for camera driven background subtraction

A device, system, and method performs a camera driven background subtraction. The method being performed at an electronic device includes receiving information corresponding to an image-capturing device that is capturing an image. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116446

Systems and methods for detecting human-object interactions

There are provided systems and methods for a user interaction with an object having a wireless tag with an antenna. An example system includes a memory storing a tag processing software, and a hardware processor executing the tag processing software to receive a signal from the wireless tag of the object via the antenna, the signal including a wireless tag identification (id) uniquely identifying the wireless tag, identify the object using the wireless tag id, extract one or more communication channel parameters from the signal, determine the user interaction with the object based on the one or more communication channel parameters extracted from the signal.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111711

Device-resident content protection

Systems and methods are provided for enforcing the consumption and broadcasting of protected content. A user device on which protected content may be captured, consumed and/or broadcast to other user devices, identifies content being consumed and/or broadcast. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109582

Incremental learning framework for object detection in videos

Techniques disclose an incrementally expanding object detection model. An object detection tool identifies, based on an object detection model, one or more objects in a sequence of video frames. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109419

Metadata extraction and management

There are provided systems and methods for performing metadata extraction and management. Such a system includes a computing platform having a hardware processor, a system memory, and metadata extraction and management unit stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104724

Secure network matchmaking

There is provided a method for use by a client device having a client address in a network for communication with a host device having a host address in the network. The method includes retrieving a first subset of a plurality of images, displaying the first subset of the plurality of images, receiving a selection of a second subset of the first subset of the plurality of images from a user of the client device, determining a number based on the second subset of the first subset of the plurality of images, replacing a portion of the client address with the number to obtain the host address, and connecting to the host device using the host address obtained by the replacing of the portion of the client address with the number.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103562

Systems and methods for arranging scenes of animated content to stimulate three-dimensionality

Systems and methods for arranging scenes of animated content are presented herein. Scenes may be arranged to simulate three-dimensionality in the scenes by shifting objects in the scenes relative to each other and/or changing other properties of one or more of the objects. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099557

Systems and methods for playing a venue-specific object-based audio

There is provided a system and method for playing a venue-specific object-based audio in a venue, the system comprising a memory, and a processor configured to receive an object-based audio including a plurality of audio components and create a venue-specific object-based audio based on a modification metadata by adjusting a level of at least one of the plurality of audio components of the object-based audio, the processor executing the object-based audio rendering software to render the venue-specific object-based audio in the venue.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098243

Systems and methods for exhibition date notification

Systems and methods for exhibition date notification are provided. A user may specify a particular genre of entertainment and/or a particular entertainment provider. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097676

Augmented reality controls for user interactions with a virtual world

There is provided an augmented reality control for interacting with a virtual world comprising a projector, a display surface for displaying the virtual world, a physical object, a memory storing, and a processor to: project, using the projector, a user control onto the physical object including a visual representation correlated with a virtual element in the virtual world, determine a user input for controlling the virtual element based on a user manipulation of the physical object, and update, using the projector, the user control projected onto the physical object based on the user manipulation of the physical object to maintain the visual representation correlated with the virtual element in the virtual world.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095925

Soft body robot for physical interaction with humans

A robot designed for reducing collision impacts during human interaction. The robot includes a robot controller including a joint control module. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094253

Photometric three-dimensional facial capture and relighting

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a method and apparatus for generating a three-dimensional surface. In one embodiment, there is a method for generating a three-dimensional surface. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091976

Coordinated gesture and locomotion for virtual pedestrians

Techniques for rendering realistic depictions of conversational gestures are provided. Embodiments include generating a data model for a first conversational gesture type, by analyzing captured video data to determine motion attribute data for a plurality of conversational gestures. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091827

Methods and systems for personalized gamification of media content

Systems and methods for increasing consumer engagement with a multimedia content distribution system through the use of temporal metadata and gamification techniques. Personalized game-like tasks are created, whereby a consumer is enticed to find and access multimedia content containing a specific content element, or “easter egg,” to earn a reward. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080331

Adaptive rendered environments using user context

There is provided a system and method for adaptive rendered environments using user context. The method comprises determining user context data corresponding to a user of a virtual environment, altering a feature of the virtual environment using the user context data to obtain an altered feature, and rendering the altered feature of the virtual environment for display. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078719

Systems and methods for providing a ratings version and a dynamic ad version of a video

There are provided systems and methods for providing a ratings version and a dynamic ad version of a video using a system having a non-transitory memory and a hardware processor. In an exemplary system, the hardware processor executes an executable code stored in the memory to receive a request for a video over a network, determine a time elapsed since a first broadcast of the video, provide a ratings version of the video over the network for display on the display device if the time elapsed since the first broadcast of the video is not greater than a threshold, and provide a dynamic ad version of the video over the network for display on a display device if the time elapsed since the first broadcast of the video is greater than the threshold.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078635

Color balancing based on reference points

Embodiments provide techniques for adjusting coloration of an image. A first selection of first one or more reference points within a first image is received. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078342

Collaborative project management

There are provided collaborative project management systems and method. Such a system includes a hardware processor, and a system memory having stored therein a collaboration module including a master project application corresponding to a collaborative project, a visual effects application, and a multi-user collaborator application. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076157

Systems and methods for detecting free-standing groups of individuals

There is provided a system and method for grouping a plurality of individuals, each individual of the plurality of individuals having a corresponding transactional segment, the system comprising a memory storing a group identification application, a processor for executing the group identification application to identify an o-space center of a first group, wherein the o-space center is an intersection of a plurality of transactional segments, obtain a non-parametric lower-body orientation probability distribution for each of the plurality of individuals, based on the o-space center, and determine that a first plurality of individuals from the plurality of individuals belong to the first group based on the non-parametric lower-body orientation probability distribution of each individual of the plurality of individuals, wherein each of the first plurality of individuals has a corresponding one of the plurality of transactional segments that intersect with one another.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076153

Systems and methods for contextual video shot aggregation

There is provided a method that includes receiving a video having video shots, and creating video shot groups based on similarities between the video shots, where each video shot group of the video shot groups includes one or more of the video shots and has different ones of the video shots than other video shot groups. The method further includes creating at least one video supergroup including at least one video shot group of the video shot groups based on interactions among the one or more of the video shots in each of the video shot groups, and divide the at least one video supergroup into connected video supergroups, each connected video supergroup of the connected video supergroups including one or more of the video shot groups based on the interactions among the one or more of video shots in each of the video shot groups.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072327

Six degree of freedom (dof) motion platform without non-redundant load paths

A six degree of freedom (dof) motion platform system is described that, in contrast to stewart platforms, is adapted to include redundant load paths or to be without non-redundant load paths. During operation of the six dof motion platform system, a controller may employ motion control software to provide desired movement of a ride vehicle supported on the upper plate or motion platform of the system. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072325

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

03/09/17 / #20170070719

High dynamic range tone mapping

Embodiments herein disclose a tone mapping system that generates a base layer by filtering a frame in an hdr video. The tone mapping system then generates a tone curve using a tone mapping parameter derived from the base layer—e.g., a mean or maximum luminance value. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070711

Intensity correction for projection systems

The present disclosure is generally related to a method for intensity correction for multiple projector systems. In one method, the intensity blending maps are created. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068643

Story albums

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising assigning each of a plurality of nodes of a graph to a distinct image, of a plurality of images, wherein the graph represents a story, wherein each node corresponds to a respective element of the story, wherein each node comprises: (i) an attribute and (ii) a text of the respective element of the story, wherein the plurality of graph nodes are assigned based on a set of attributes of each of the plurality of images and the attribute of each node, and generating a visual depiction of the story, wherein the visual depiction comprises an ordered representation of each of the distinct images and the text of each respective element of the story.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061959

Systems and methods for detecting keywords in multi-speaker environments

There is provided a system for keyword recognition comprising a memory storing a keyword recognition application, a processor executing the keyword recognition application to receive a digitized speech from an analog-to-digital (a/d) converter, divide the digitized speech into a plurality of speech segments having a first speech segment, calculate a first probability of distribution of a first keyword in the first speech segment, determine that a first fraction of the first speech segment includes the first keyword, in response to comparing the first probability of distribution with a first threshold associated with the first keyword, calculate a second probability of distribution of a second keyword in the first speech segment, and determine that a second fraction of the first speech segment includes the second keyword, in response to comparing the second probability of distribution with a second threshold associated with the second keyword.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061235

Visual salience of online video as a predictor of success

Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising computing a saliency value for a video based on saliency values a set of pixels in each frame of the video, computing, for the video, an expected value for a metric by a predictive algorithm based on the saliency value for the video, and outputting the expected value for the metric as an indication of an expected outcome for the metric achieved by the video.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054844

Methods and systems for altering features of mobile devices

There is provided a method for altering features of a mobile device. The method includes detecting a charm having a charm identification, obtaining the charm identification from the charm, identifying the charm using the charm identification, altering a theme of the mobile device to a new theme based on the charm, in response to the identifying of the charm.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054662

Systems and methods for facilitating gameplay within messaging feeds

Systems and methods for facilitating gameplay within messaging feeds of a messaging application are described herein. A computing platform may be configured to present a messaging interface. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053442

Deformable-surface tracking based augmented reality image generation

There are provided systems and methods for performing deformable-surface tracking based augmented reality image generation. In one implementation, such a system includes a hardware processor and a system memory storing an augmented reality three-dimensional image generator. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053017

Contextual image presentation

There are provided contextual image presentation systems and methods. Such a system includes a hardware processor and a system memory having stored therein a contextual image generator including a data mapping module and a data visualization module. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046049

Systems, methods, and storage media associated with facilitating interactions with mobile applications via messaging interfaces

Interactions with mobile applications may be facilitated via messaging interfaces. A first messaging interface may be presented via a first computing platform including a first entry field displaying first messaging content available for entry and/or selection by a first user. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045946

Identifying hand gestures based on muscle movement in the arm

Embodiments described herein include an arm band that captures sensor data used to identify hand gestures. When worn on the arm, the arm band permits a computing device to identify different gestures made by the hand. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043564

Heat shrink laminated composite patch for repairing composite components

A sheet of heat shrink laminated composite for use creating repair patches for repairing or building up a surface formed of a composite material such as fiberglass-reinforced plastic. The sheet includes first and second layers of a heat-curable adhesive. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/09/17 / #20170041677

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

02/09/17 / #20170041598

Switched emissive transparent display with controllable per-pixel opacity

A display system adapted to use rapid switching techniques to switch between displaying content and displaying a mask for that content so as to provide per-pixel opacity control. The display system may employ rapid synchronized switching of both a non-emissive, transparent display and a transparent backlight. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/09/17 / #20170040017

Generating a visually consistent alternative audio for redubbing visual speech

There are provided systems and methods for generating a visually consistent alternative audio for redubbing visual speech using a processor configured to sample a dynamic viseme sequence corresponding to a given utterance by a speaker in a video, identify a plurality of phonemes corresponding to the dynamic viseme sequence, construct a graph of the plurality of phonemes that synchronize with a sequence of lip movements of a mouth of the speaker in the dynamic viseme sequence, use the graph to generate an alternative phrase that substantially matches the sequence of lip movements of the mouth of the speaker in the video.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039413

Commercial drone detection

One embodiment provides a method of capturing the presence of a drone, including: collecting, using at least one sensor, data associated with an aerial object; analyzing, using a processor, the data to determine at least one characteristic of the aerial object; accessing, in a database, a library of stored characteristics of commercially available drones; determining, based on the analyzing, if the at least one characteristic of the aerial object matches a characteristic of a commercially available drone; and responsive to the determining, generating an indication of a positive match. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039191

Linguistic analysis and correction

Methods, computer program products, and systems for correcting a glyph in a translated text are described. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying a first form of a first glyph in a translation text having a plurality of contextual properties and analyzing, by the processor, the first form of the first glyph with reference to one or more glyph form tables comprising a plurality of forms of the first glyph based, at least in part, on the plurality of contextual properties.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026770

Systems and methods for delivery of personalized audio

There is provided a media device for use in a system including a plurality of speakers. The media device includes a memory configured to store a software application, and a processor configured to execute the software application to transmit one or more audio calibration signals to the plurality of speakers for emission by the plurality of speakers, receive, from a user device, information relating to a detection of the one or more audio calibration signals by the user device, and analyze the information received from the user device to determine a position of the user device.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026769

Systems and methods for delivery of personalized audio

There is provided a system for delivery of personalized audio including a memory and a processor configures to receive a plurality of audio contents, receive a first playback request from a first user device for playing a first audio content of the plurality of audio contents using the plurality of speakers, obtain a first position of a first user of the first user device with respect to each of the plurality of speakers, and play, using the plurality of speakers and object-based audio, the first audio content of the plurality of audio contents based on the first position of the first user of the first user device with respect to each of the plurality of speakers.. . ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024921

Real-time high-quality facial performance capture

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

01/26/17 / #20170024788

Transaction proposal generator

There are provided transaction proposal generation systems and methods. Such a system includes a hardware processor, a system memory, and a transaction proposal unit including a consumer-to-product matching module and a transaction analysis module stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024385

Systems and methods of visualizing multimedia content

Systems and methods for creating dynamic, real-time visual representations of multimedia content. A temporal metadata visualization module receives a plurality of temporal metadata tags associated with a time code reference, representing a plurality of attributes of the multimedia content at the particular time. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021282

Sensing and managing vehicle behavior based on occupant awareness

A method for controlling a ride experience through a ride space of an amusement park ride. The method includes, with a sensor mounted on an automated trackless vehicle being controlled to travel along a first ride path, sensing passenger data for a passenger. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019401

Methods and systems for conducting multi-user interactions on a device using biometric authentication

There is provided a method for use by a mobile device. The method includes launching a software application requiring an identity verification of each of a plurality of users for performing a requested action, the plurality of users including a first user and a second user, receiving a first biometric information of the first user and a second biometric information of the second user, sending the first biometric information of the first user and the second biometric information of the second user to a server, receiving notifications from the server as to whether the first and second biometric information corresponding to biometric information in first user and second user profiles, respectively, and performing the requested action, if the notifications indicate a match.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/19/17 / #20170017644

Media content ontology

There is provided a media content ontology system and method. The system includes a computing platform having a processor and a memory, a content genome database stored in the memory, and ontology software for execution by the processor. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011549

Object deformation modeling

There are provided systems and methods for performing object deformation modeling. One example system includes a hardware processor, a system memory, and a contact-based deformation modeling software stored in the system memory. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010521

Motorized monopod jib for cameras

One embodiment provides a monopole for a camera, including: a pole of length sufficient for two handed operation; an offset arrangement attached to an end of the pole, the offset arrangement comprising a first element connected at an angle to the end of the pole and a second element connected to the first element; the first element rotating about a first axis with respect to the end of the pole; the second element rotating about a second axis with respect to the first element; a camera mount attached to the second element, wherein the camera mount rotates about a third axis with respect to the second element; and at least one motor aligned with the first, the second or the third axis and imparting movement to the camera mount with respect to the pole in at least one degree of freedom selected from the group consisting of tilt, pan and roll. Other aspects are described and claimed.. ... Disney Enterprises Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001469

Drip resistant wood graining process

A process provides two or more strands of rope formed of a fibrous matrix material. Further, the process threads the strands singly and in parallel under tension into a coating container. ... Disney Enterprises Inc








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