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 new patent  Method, device and system for detecting interferences

A method for detecting interferences in wireless networks is disclosed. A salient idea is to use a first access point for detecting an interference disturbing a wireless device associated with a second access point, wherein the device at the origin of the interference is in the range of the first access point, but not in the range of the second access point. ... Thomson Licensing

 new patent  Background light enhancing apparatus responsive to a local camera output video signal

A camera of a smart phone used by a first participant in a videoconference generates a video signal containing an image of a first participant. The video signal is transmitted via a communication network. ... Thomson Licensing

 new patent  Method and apparatus for controlling a filter circuit in a signal communication device

The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus (300) and method (400, 600) for controlling a filter circuit (500) in a signal communication device (300). The apparatus (300) and method (400, 600) of the present disclosure receives (410) an indication of a plurality of channels used to transmit upstream communication signals in an upstream communication portion of a frequency range. ... Thomson Licensing

Method and apparatus for real-time rendering of images of specular surfaces

For rendering a specular part of a surface illuminated by an area light source (a), a viewing reflection vector (r) associated with an image to be rendered at a shading point (x) is established. For each spherical edge uiui+1 of a projected area consisting in a projection of the light source onto a unit sphere centered on the shading point, a local radiance is established by: establishing a normalized projection vector s of the viewing reflection vector onto a plane defined by edge uiui+1 and the shading point determining if point s associated with vector s lies inside uiui+1, and if so, performing a halfway transform of ui; s and ui+1 and an edge integral on ui; s and s, ui+1. ... Thomson Licensing

Heatsink alignment to printed circuit board

An electronic device, such as a set top box comprises an enclosure that houses a circuit board having a peripheral edge positioned in the set top box. A heat sink has orientation features on its periphery that contact and orient the circuit board. ... Thomson Licensing

Apparatus providing a thermal interface

Apparatus providing a thermal interface includes a printed circuit board configured to be thermally coupled to a component to dissipate heat from the printed circuit board and including a surface to be thermally coupled to a surface of the component with a thermally conductive substance such as a thermal putty included in a region between the surface of the printed circuit board and the surface of the component and the surface of the printed circuit board includes a pattern of features configured to decrease migration of the thermal putty out of the region.. . ... Thomson Licensing

Methods and devices for encoding/decoding videos

A method is disclosed that comprises: obtaining (s10) a video from a stream; obtaining (s12) information representative of one version of color mapping information; determining (s14) a color mapping information responsive to said information representative of one version; and color mapping (s16) the decoded video with said determined color mapping information.. . ... Thomson Licensing

Method for managing services chaining at a network equipment, corresponding network equipment

Network equipment configured to operate a plurality of network functions and to receive data packets from at least one device is described. The network equipment includes at least one classifier configured to receive a data packet from one device and to modify, before processing by at least one network function, the data packet by adding an additional header having at least one offset field and one data field for listing at least one identifier, each identifier identifying one of the network functions.. ... Thomson Licensing

3d reconstruction of a human ear from a point cloud

A method for 3d reconstruction of an object from a sequence of images, a computer readable medium and an apparatus (20, 30) configured to perform 3d reconstruction of an object from a sequence of images. A point cloud generator (23) generates (10) a point cloud of the object from a sequence of images. ... Thomson Licensing

A proximity detector

A proximity detector includes a transmitting antenna producing, in accordance with a first radio frequency (rf) signal, an electro-magnetic field. A receiving antenna produces a first component of a second rf signal from an unscattered portion of the electro-magnetic field and produces a second component of the second rf signal from a scattered portion of the electro-magnetic field that is scattered by a user body exposed to the electro-magnetic field. ... Thomson Licensing

Method and device for signaling in a bitstream a picture/video format of an ldr picture and a picture/video format of a decoded hdr picture obtained from said ldr picture and an illumination picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a method for signaling, in a bitstream representing a ldr picture and an illumination picture both obtained from an hdr picture, both a picture/video format of a decoded version of said ldr picture, called an output ldr format, and a picture/video format of a decoded version of said hdr picture, called an output hdr format, the method comprising encoding in the bitstream a first syntax element defining the output ldr format. The method is characterized in that it further comprises encoding in the bitstream a second syntax element which is distinct from the first syntax element and which defines the output hdr format. ... Thomson Licensing

Method and apparatus for processing a 3d scene

A method for processing a 3d scene and a corresponding apparatus are disclosed. A 3d position of at least one-point light source of the 3d scene is determined from information representative of 3d geometry of the scene. ... Thomson Licensing

A method and device for tone-mapping a picture by using a parametric tone-adjustment function

The present principles relates to a method and device for tone-mapping an input picture by using a parametric tone-adjustment function. The method is characterized in that the method comprises determining at least one parameter of said tone-adjustment function modulated by a brightness level of the input picture.. ... Thomson Licensing

Method and apparatus for creating a summary video

An automated creation of a summary video based on video segments extracted from several videos by using a social network of viewers and a social curve specified by a user in order to select and order the video segments. A social network of viewers (influence scores, experts) may be used to establish metrics for video segments. ... Thomson Licensing

07/26/18 / #20180210906

Method, apparatus and system for indexing content based on time information

There is provided a method, apparatus and system for indexing content based on relative time information. The method, apparatus and system include determining relative time information of at least one of a time interval of at least a portion of the content and an event occurring in the content, generating time metadata that indexes in absolute time the determined relative time information and communicating the time metadata for storage. ... Thomson Licensing

07/19/18 / #20180204343

Method and device for determining a trajectory within a 3d scene for a camera

A method and device for determining a trajectory of a first camera in a three-dimensional scene, the 3d scene including at least one object of interest, a pose information being associated with the at least one object of interest. The method includes determining a set of points of the 3d scene, the set of points representative of a collision-free space of the 3d scene; and determining the trajectory in the 3d scene, the trajectory having a starting point and an ending point, the trajectory being defined with a plurality of points selected within the set, the plurality of points being selected according to a difference of the pose information defined in an image space between pairs of selected points from the starting point to the ending point, the image space being associated with an image of at least a part of the scene acquired with the first camera.. ... Thomson Licensing

07/19/18 / #20180200619

Method and apparatus for providing haptic feedback and interactivity based on user haptic space (hapspace)

In a particular implementation, a user environment space for haptic feedback and interactivity (hapspace) is proposed. In one embodiment, the hapspace is a virtual space attached to the user and is defined by the maximum distance that the user's body can reach. ... Thomson Licensing

07/12/18 / #20180199116

Method and apparatus for ip multicast grouping

In some cases, an iptv client may send multiple igmp report/join requests to an iptv gateway, primarily due to a system or software failure. This may flood the iptv client device with unwanted streaming data. ... Thomson Licensing

07/12/18 / #20180199108

Method and apparatus for controlling playback of media using a single control

Playback of content is modified by the application of an operation that is determined in response to a received control signal. The operation performed for the content is determined by the time position in the playback of the content where the presence of the time position in different time segments of the content will have different corresponding operations performed.. ... Thomson Licensing

07/12/18 / #20180199097

Method and device for accelerating channel changes in a video decoding device

A method for accelerating channel changes from a previous channel to a new channel in a video decoding device is proposed. A salient idea is to monitor the time intervals between channel change events so as to detect when a user is looking forward quickly browsing a set of tv channels. ... Thomson Licensing

07/12/18 / #20180199032

Method and apparatus for determining prediction of current block of enhancement layer

A method comprises, building (s715) a first intermediate patch of a low dynamic range; building (s725) a second intermediate patch of a high dynamic range; building (s735) a patch by applying a transfer function to a transformed initial patch of the base layer in a transform domain and then applying an inverse transform to the resulting patch so as to return in a pixel domain; predicting (s740) a prediction of the current block of the enhancement layer by extracting a block from the patch; and encoding a residual error between the current block of the enhancement layer and the prediction of the current block of the enhancement layer.. . ... Thomson Licensing

07/12/18 / #20180198921

Switch device for use in gateway equipment and gateway equipment

A switch device for use in a gateway equipment and a gateway equipment comprising the switch device are suggested. The suggested switch comprises a foreign exchange station (fxs) port configured to be connected to a telephone set, a foreign exchange office (fxo) port connected to communicate analog voice signals with an external network, and a voice over internet protocol (voip) unit configured to communicate digital data signals with the external network and enable a voip call using the digital data signals. ... Thomson Licensing

07/12/18 / #20180197210

Method of building a user profile

First user terminal (4) comprising: a collector module operable to collect from at least one second user terminal (4, 6, 8) an address of at least one web page accessed by the second user terminal (4, 6, 8), said address being associated with a scope; and a profile manager operable to build a profile of the user on the basis of the collected address and the scope.. . ... Thomson Licensing

07/12/18 / #20180196679

Initialization method for use in i2c system and master device

An initialization method for use in an 12c system is suggested. The 12c system comprises at least a master device and a slave device, which are interconnected via an 12c bus comprising a serial clock (scl) line and a serial data (sda) line. ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180192116

Method for storing audio/video data and corresponding device

Efficient audio/video data storing is proposed. An audio/video stream is recorded in a shared storage zone on behalf of a plurality of client processes or client devices. ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180192077

Method and device for encoding both a hdr picture and a sdr picture obtained from said hdr picture using color mapping functions

A method and device of encoding both a hdr picture (ihdr) and a first sdr picture (isdr1) obtained from said hdr picture, in at least one bitstream (f1, f2, f3, f4). The method comprises: —obtaining (210) a second sdr picture (isdr2) by tone-mapping the hdr picture (ihdr); —obtaining (230) a color mapping function (cmf) that allows the mapping of the colors of the second sdr picture (isdr2) onto the colors of a third sdr picture (isdr3) obtained (220) from the first sdr picture (isdr1); —encoding (240), in a bitstream, an information (inf) representative of the color mapping function; and —encoding (260), in a bitstream, a fourth sdr picture (isdr4) obtained (250) from the first sdr picture (isdr1). ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180192021

Stereo logo insertion

A method for inserting a logo into a stereo video image to generate an overlaid stereo image, the method comprising: detecting presence of stereo pictures in the video image and, when stereo pictures are detected, determining the 3d format of said stereo pictures, said 3d format being a stereo spatially multiplexed format; generating a stereo logo comprising stereo spatially multiplexed logo pictures including a representation of the logo, said stereo spatitally multiplexed logo pictures being arranged in said 3d format; and combining the stereo logo and the video image to generate the overlaid stereo image in said 3d format.. . ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180191925

Color gamut mapping using a lightness mapping based also on the lightness of cusp colors belonging to different constant-hue leaves

For the mapping in a non-linear color space of source colors belonging to a same constant-hue leaf, instead of using a lightness mapping function based only on a cusp lightness condition stating that a source cusp color of this leaf should be mapped into a corresponding target cusp color of this leaf, it is proposed to build such a function also on other source cusp color(s) and other target cusp color(s) having hues different from that of said leaf. Preferably, the hue interval in which these other colors are considered is representative of the curvature of the non-linear color space at the position of colors of this constant-hue leaf.. ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180191520

Gateway and diagnosing method thereof

A gateway, a diagnosing method of gateway and a computer program product capable of enhancing security of the gateway with cheap and simple measure. The diagnosing method (200) of gateway comprises: identifying an abnormal behavior of the gateway (s210); and notifying the identified abnormal behavior to at least one terminal device (s220). ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180189994

Method and apparatus using augmented reality with physical objects to change user states

A state of a user (user's state) may be determined. Such user states may include an engagement level of the user, an awakeness level of the user, a satisfaction level of the user, a lack of frustration level of the user, emotional level of the user, and/or any other user state. ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180189972

Devices and methods for localization of multiple devices

Seamless localization of multiple devices, by matching overlaps between images captured by the devices. A first device (201) sends a request (300) to other devices (211, 221, 231), receives the images captured by their cameras (311, 312, 313) and rotates them according to the orientations of the capture devices towards a determined direction. ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180189965

An apparatus and a method for obtaining a registration error map representing a level of sharpness of an image

The present invention generally relates to an apparatus and a method for obtaining a registration error map representing a level of sharpness of an image. Many methods are known which allow determining the position of a camera with respect to an object, based on the knowledge of a 3d model of the object and the intrinsic parameters of the camera. ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180189895

Method and apparatus for detecting user interactions

A method and an apparatus utilize communication devices and systems and/or internet of things (iot) devices and systems to track a person's user interaction events, store them, and process the individual events or the accumulated history of these events for computing and generating an indicator of the level of user isolation for the tracked individual. During the monitoring and processing of the events, when the generated indicator meets or exceeds a predetermined value, an alert can be generated to notify the individual's friends, relatives, associates, or other identified persons to initiate contact with the senior.. ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180189602

Method of and system for determining and selecting media representing event diversity

A method of reducing a large amount of media into a sub-group of high quality images in order to capture the diversity of an event. The present invention teaches a method of reducing a plurality of media into clusters in response to time and place. ... Thomson Licensing

07/05/18 / #20180188936

Multi-user bookmarking of media content

Ways to generate and utilize bookmarks in association with media content are described. Each bookmark may be associated with a user (210 or 320). ... Thomson Licensing

06/28/18 / #20180184096

Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding lists of pixels

The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for encoding and decoding pixel lists of an image. The pixels of an image are clustered according to at least one relationship. ... Thomson Licensing

06/28/18 / #20180183719

Method and device for data transmission

There is disclosed a method and a device for data transmission. The method comprises encapsulating a data stream to be transmitted into a plurality of packets; transmitting the plurality of packets in sequence; suspending transmission of the packets according to a first condition; and resuming transmission of remaining packets according to a second condition; wherein the suspending and the resuming are repeated until the transmission of all the packets is completed. ... Thomson Licensing

06/28/18 / #20180182178

Geometric warping of a stereograph by positional contraints

In a method for consistently editing stereographs in warping at least part of a virtual 3d scene, a set of positional constraints is associated with a source and a target position of at least one constraint point in at least one specified depth layer of each of two specified stereographic images. The source and target positions in both images are respectively associated with semantic source and target point in the 3d scene. ... Thomson Licensing

06/28/18 / #20180182168

Method, apparatus and system for facilitating navigation in an extended scene

A method, apparatus and system for facilitating navigation toward a region of interest in an extended scene of video content include determining a timeline including information regarding at least one region of interest in the video content and displaying, in a portion of the video content currently being displayed, a visual indicator indicating a direction in which to move in the video content to cause the display of the at least one region of interest. In one embodiment of the present principles a timeline is attached to the content and carries information evolving over time about the region(s) of interest. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180177030

Apparatus and method for controlling lighting conditions in a room

A device and a method for controlling lighting conditions of a room. The room has at least one adjustable element that impacts the lighting conditions of the room. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180176625

Content delivery monitoring using an infotainment system

A method and apparatus is provided comprising establishing communication between an infotainment processor and a device and selecting a plurality of critical elements e having parameter conditions to be met. The content communicated between information processor and the device is then tracked so as to detect when parameter conditions are triggered. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180176613

Method for operating a cache arranged along a transmission path between client terminals and at least one server, and corresponding cache

Cache (dane) located along a transmission path between client terminals (ct) and at least one server (se) and configured to receive requests from client terminals (ct) for segments of a multimedia content available at several representations, which comprises: —an interface of connection (1) for receiving, from a first client terminal, a first request for a preferred representation and at least one alternative representation of a given segment of said multimedia content; —a matching module (5) configured to determine if at least one ongoing representation of said given segment, already requested by the cache from a server for a further client terminal, matches the preferred representation or an alternative representation of the first request.. . ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180176579

Methods and devices for encoding and decoding frames with a high dynamic range, and corresponding signal and computer program

The disclosure relates to a method for encoding a sequence of frames with a first dynamic range. The method includes obtaining, for at least one frame with a first dynamic range of said sequence, at least one frame with a second dynamic range and at least one illumination map, the first dynamic range being higher than said second dynamic range, embedding the at least one illumination map within the at least one frame with a second dynamic range. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180176569

Adaptive weighting of reference pictures in video encoding

A video decoder, encoder, and corresponding methods for processing video data for an image block and a particular reference picture index to predict the image block are disclosed that utilize adaptive weighting of reference pictures to enhance video compression, where a decoder includes a reference picture weighting factor unit for determining a weighting factor corresponding to the particular reference picture index; an encoder includes a reference picture weighting factor assignor for assigning a weighting factor corresponding to the particular reference picture index; and a method for decoding includes receiving a reference picture index with the data that corresponds to the image block, determining a weighting factor for each received reference picture index, retrieving a reference picture for each index, motion compensating the retrieved reference picture, and multiplying the motion compensated reference picture by the corresponding weighting factor to form a weighted motion compensated reference picture.. . ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180176526

Method and apparatus for contextual color remapping transformation in content rendering

Server and client devices and corresponding methods have been realized for adapting delivered video content to the contextual and environmental characteristics surrounding the rendering device. An exemplary client rendering device receives video content having a first dynamic range and a first color gamut. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180176177

Method for managing service chaining at a network equipment, corresponding network equipment

A network equipment comprising at least one access point interface and configured to operate a plurality of network functions, the network equipment being configured to be in communication with at least one terminal belonging to a network. The network equipment includes at least one classifier configured to modify a data frame, coming from the one terminal and received by the access point interface, by replacing an address of the data frame with processing information.. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180175505

Edge mount low-profile radio frequency antenna

An antenna for use in a wireless system is described. The antenna includes a radiating element, at least one signal input portion and at least one signal output portion. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180175480

Method and apparatus for harvesting an energy from a power cord

A method for harvesting an energy from a power cord is disclosed. The method includes mounting two electrodes around the power cord. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180174354

Device and method for scene rendering by path tracing with complex lighting

A 3d scene illuminated by light sources is rendered on an image grid by path tracing. At least one ray originating from each grid pixel is traced in the 3d scene until it meets an object at a crossing point, that ray is bounced towards one of the light sources, a visibility test is made for that ray between the crossing point and that light source, and a contribution of that light ray is added at the crossing point in carrying out the rendering at the concerned pixel. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180174002

Memory card reader interface with improved thumb scoop

A memory card reader interface with an improved thumb scoop or recess (208) for preventing improper insertion of a memory card is provided. The memory card reader interface of the present disclosure may be formed on a housing of an electronic or host device and includes a memory card slot having an opening in an outer surface of the housing configured to receive a memory card for insertion into the memory card slot. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180173593

Method and a circuit for controlling memory resources of an electronic device

Electronic devices having limited memory resources cannot function in a reliable manner when the memory resources have run out. In order to manage such a situation and keep the electronic device operating, a mechanism, called out of memory killer, may be implemented in the electronic device. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180173393

Apparatus and method for video zooming by selecting and tracking an image area

The principles disclose a method enabling a video zooming feature while playing back or capturing a video signal on a device (100). A typical example of device implementing the method is a handheld device such as a tablet or a smartphone. ... Thomson Licensing

06/21/18 / #20180169517

Reactive animation for virtual reality

An optical system and method is provided for a virtual reality head-mounted display. In one embodiment, the system comprises a housing for mounting on a users head and coupled with the display, the housing permitting viewing focus on the display and a sensor operatively coupled with said housing and configured to detect a first change in a position of said housing from a first position to a second position, and detect a second change in a position of said housing greater than said first change. ... Thomson Licensing

06/14/18 / #20180167597

Methods, apparatus, and systems for hdr tone mapping operator

Aspects of present principles are directed to methods and apparatus for tone mapping a high dynamic range image. The apparatus includes a processor for performing the following and the method includes the following: obtaining a luminance component of the high dynamic range image; determining an hdr-to-hdr tone mapper curve; determining a tone compressed image by applying the hdr-to-hdr tone mapper curve to the luminance component of the high dynamic range image; wherein the hdr-to-hdr tone mapper curve comprises a linear part for dark and mid-tone levels, and a compressive non-linear part for highlights.. ... Thomson Licensing

06/14/18 / #20180165830

Method and device for determining points of interest in an immersive content

A method and device for determining a first information representative of a point of interest of a large field-of-view content. To reach that aim, a second information representative of at least a viewing direction associated with at least a part of the large field-of-view content is obtained, a third information representative of an interest in the large field-of-view content is obtained, and the first information is determined from the second information and the third information.. ... Thomson Licensing

06/14/18 / #20180165431

Method, apparatus and system for device replacement detection and device recommendation

A method for detecting device replacement in a network is proposed. A salient idea is to monitor the connectivity of a plurality of devices connected to a home gateway over time, to compute a set of fingerprints at least associated with a device over time, wherein a fingerprint is representative of a usage by one user or a group of user over time. ... Thomson Licensing

06/14/18 / #20180165251

Method and an apparatus for encoding a signal transporting data for reconstructing a sparse matrix

The disclosure relates to method for storing and transmitting sparse matrices in compact way. When storing and manipulating sparse matrices on a device, it is beneficial and often necessary to use specialized algorithms and data structures that take advantage of the sparse structure of the matrix. ... Thomson Licensing

06/07/18 / #20180160128

Method and device for obtaining color difference components for color picture data

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device for obtaining three color difference components from three components c1, c2 and c3 representing colors picture data in an input color space, a first of said color difference components being defined from the component c1, a second of said color difference components being defined from the first color difference component and the component c2, and a third of said color difference components being defined from the first color difference component and the component c3. The method is characterized in that it further comprises: —obtaining a first component by applying a process to the component c1; —obtaining said first color difference component by applying the inverse process to the first component.. ... Thomson Licensing

06/07/18 / #20180160102

Method for 3d reconstruction of an environment of a mobile device, corresponding computer program product and device

A method is proposed for 3d reconstruction of an environment of a mobile device comprising a camera. The method includes calculating a coarse 3d reconstruction of at least one of the environment by a first reconstruction method that takes into account first pictures of the at least one area captured by the camera, determining if at least one target part exists in the environment based on a detection of at least one object attribute taking into account at least one of the first pictures, calculating a refined 3d reconstruction of the at least one target part by a second reconstruction method that takes into account second pictures of the at least one target part captured by the camera, and aggregating the calculated reconstructions for providing the 3d reconstructionof the environment.. ... Thomson Licensing

06/07/18 / #20180160088

Method for color mapping a video signal and method of encoding a video signal and corresponding devices

A method for color mapping a video signal into a mapped video signal responsive to at least one color mapping function is disclosed. To this aim, at least one black point offset is determined responsive to a color encoding system of the video signal and to a color encoding system of the mapped video signal. ... Thomson Licensing

06/07/18 / #20180159949

Device and method for buffering records

A device that is configured to generate reports to send to a server comprises at least one processor configured to generate the reports. Upon loss of connection, generated reports are stored in a buffer in memory of the device, capable of storing k reports. ... Thomson Licensing

06/07/18 / #20180159367

Method and apparatus for harvesting an energy from a power cord

A method for harvesting an energy from a power cord is disclosed. A salient idea of the present principles is to adapt the antenna of a wireless tag device, so as to harvest an energy from a power cord and to power the wireless tag with the harvested energy. ... Thomson Licensing

06/07/18 / #20180158755

Thermal mitigation control retaining clip

A retaining clip adapted to be applied to secure and/or compress e.g., a heat sink element, to one or more assemblies of an electronic device may include a first planar region having a first end (e.g., a top end), and a second end, e.g., opposite or distal to the first end (e.g., a bottom end); a second planar region on the second end of the first planar region; a third planar region on the first end of the first planar region; a v-shape bend on an end of the third planar region; and an l-shape bend on an end of the second planar region.. . ... Thomson Licensing

06/07/18 / #20180157870

Apparatus and method of reducing movement of an insertable device during temperature cycles

Apparatus and method for electronic card insertion detection in an electronic device includes, for example, a spring or detection element positioned in a cavity of the electronic card slot of the electronic device and the detection element being adapted so that changes in the temperature of the environment and/or the spring force of the detection element will not unintentionally dislodge or push out the electronic card from the electronic card slot.. . ... Thomson Licensing

05/31/18 / #20180152854

Method and apparatus for managing interfaces steering in communication devices

. . The invention concerns transmission interfaces steering mechanisms in order to improve the transmission of data between communication devices embedding a plurality of transmission interfaces. Known band steering mechanisms do not provide an efficient traffic load balancing between the two frequency bands which leaves part of the wireless communication capacities unused. ... Thomson Licensing

05/31/18 / #20180152643

Device and method for generating a motionless picture

A device for producing an image of a scene in which the moving elements have been removed while capturing the scene. The device captures a set of images through a camera, performs image analysis to remove the moving elements, generates an intermediate image and decides either to pursue the capture to obtain more data or to stop the capture when it considers the image satisfying. ... Thomson Licensing

05/31/18 / #20180152630

Method for displaying video frames on a portable video capturing device and corresponding device

A video capturing method and portable video capturing devices like smartphones, tablets, digital cameras or digital camcorders are disclosed. The method for displaying video frames on a display screen coupled to a portable video capturing device comprises displaying on the display screen, the video frames and a visual indicator indicating the orientation of the portable video capturing device in case where the orientation of said portable video capturing device is portrait or upside down landscape with respect to a reference orientation of said portable video capturing device and were said portable video capturing device is capturing at least one video frame.. ... Thomson Licensing

05/31/18 / #20180152212

Holding slot for electronic device

A device is provided that includes a plurality of walls and at least one holding slot on a wall for temporarily holding the printed circuit board during assembly of the device at an angle with respect to the wall.. . ... Thomson Licensing

05/31/18 / #20180151950

Antenna mounting bracket with air deflecting curvature

A device is provided for vertical orientation during operation, that includes a plurality of vertically oriented walls, an antenna bracket having sides that support antennas which extend from corners of the antenna bracket, at least one of the sides of the antenna bracket having a curved profile, the curved profile comprising a u-shape cross section with an open end facing downward. The device further includes a horizontally oriented fan positioned closer to a base of the device than to a top of the device. ... Thomson Licensing

05/31/18 / #20180150975

Method for modelling an image device, corresponding computer program product and computer-readable carrier medium

A method for modelling an imaging device including an image sensor and an optical system is disclosed. The optical system has an aperture iris diaphragm defining an entrance pupil of the optical system. ... Thomson Licensing

05/31/18 / #20180150463

Selection method for at least one item, terminal, computer program product and corresponding storage medium

The present disclosure relates to a method for selecting at least one item, from a plurality of items described by a plurality of attributes, accounting for a value and a weighting factor assigned to one of the attributes. According to at least one embodiment, the same weighting factor is assigned to the values of the same attribute for each of the items, and the method comprises: -adjusting one of the weighting factors according to an adjustment element received by a communication terminal; -selecting one of the items accounting for the adjusted weighting factor.. ... Thomson Licensing

05/24/18 / #20180146231

Wireless audio/video streaming network

A method and apparatus for operating a mobile device are described including receiving content on a mobile device, determining if the mobile device is proximate to an electronic device, the electronic device capable of providing better rendering quality and forwarding the received content to an access point or multimedia over cable client device responsive to the determination. Also described area a method and apparatus for operating an access point including receiving content, by the access point, from a mobile device, first determining quality of the received content, second determining if the access point has sufficient processing power to transcode the received content, transcoding the received content by the access point responsive to the determination, forwarding the transcoded content to a wifi client.. ... Thomson Licensing

05/24/18 / #20180146190

Method and apparatus for color gamut scalability (cgs) video encoding with artifact detection

In scalable video coding, enhancement layer (el) pictures are usually predicted from decoded base layer (bl) pictures. When the el pictures and the bl pictures are represented with different color spaces, color gamuts, transforming the decoded bl pictures, for example, to inter-layer reference (ilr) pictures in the color space/gamut of the el may improve the prediction. ... Thomson Licensing

05/24/18 / #20180144492

Method and device for processing a lightfield content

An apparatus to process a lightfield image of a scene acquired with a lightfield acquisition device comprises means for obtaining a first focal stack and a second focal stack, each comprising images representative of the scene and obtained from a different part of the pixels of the lightfield image. A method of processing the lightfield content is also described.. ... Thomson Licensing

05/24/18 / #20180144212

Method and device for generating an image representative of a cluster of images

A method of generating a first image, the method including, for each second image of a set of second images representative of an object, obtaining an information representative of a shape of the object; clustering the second images into a plurality of clusters according to the information; for each cluster of the plurality of clusters, generating the first image using the information associated with each second image of the cluster, the first image being representative of the cluster. A corresponding device is also recited.. ... Thomson Licensing

05/17/18 / #20180139501

Optimized delivery of sequential content by skipping redundant segments

Ways to provide optimized content for sequential viewing are described. A processing server (120) may be able to retrieve source content from a storage (110). ... Thomson Licensing

05/17/18 / #20180139360

Method and device for processing color image data representing colors of a color gamut

The present disclosure generally relates a method and device for processing color image data. The method comprises a color gamut mapping in the course of which a color image data (cid), represented by a first 2d point (a) belonging to a representation of the original color gamut in a chromaticity diagram, is mapped to a mapped color image data (mcid) of a target color gamut (tcg), the mapped color image data of the target color gamut (tcg) being represented by a second 2d point (b) belonging to a representation of the target color gamut (tcg) in the chromaticity diagram, wherein the color gamut mapping comprises: —obtaining (100) a representation of a preserved color gamut (pcg) in the chromaticity diagram by applying an homothety either to the original color gamut or to the target color gamut; —checking (110) if said first 2d point is located outside the representation of the preserved color gamut (pcg); and —when said first 2d point is located outside the representation of the preserved color gamut (pcg), moving (300) said first 2d point so that it belongs to the representation of the target color gamut (tcg), the second 2d point being then equal to the moved first 2d point. ... Thomson Licensing

05/17/18 / #20180136950

Automatic settings negotiation

A method and apparatus for a first device to determine profile information are described including receiving input from a second device, wherein at least one of the first device or the second device detects physical characteristics of people present in an area and the physical characteristics are used by the device to determine who is present in the area, retrieving profile information of the people present in the area, determining a relationship between profiles of the people in the area, applying rules to negotiate a compromise regarding device settings responsive to the relationship between profiles of the people present in the area and adjusting settings of a first device or a third device responsive to the compromise.. . ... Thomson Licensing

05/17/18 / #20180136721

Selection of an object in an augmented or virtual reality environment

A method of selection of an object in an environment including a plurality of real and/or virtual objects is described. The environment being displayed to a user through a display device includes an assignment of a gesture path to each object of the plurality of objects and the gesture path includes a series of gestures to be performed by the user to select the object.. ... Thomson Licensing

05/10/18 / #20180131519

Devices and methods for client device authentication

An access point receives from a client a first nonce and a first cryptographic hash for the first nonce, the first cryptographic hash calculated using a first key derived from a second key, the second key input on the client or derived from a passphrase input on the client, derives first keys from each of a stored primary input and at least one stored secondary input valid at the deriving, the stored primary input and the at least one stored secondary input each being one of a second key and a passphrase, verifies the cryptographic hash using each derived first key to find a derived first key that checks the first cryptographic hash, generates a third key and a second cryptographic hash using the derived first key that checks the first cryptographic hash, and sends the third key and the second cryptographic hash to the client.. . ... Thomson Licensing

05/10/18 / #20180129514

Automatic settings negotiation

A method and apparatus for adjusting device settings on a first device are described including receiving input from a second device and adjusting the device settings or settings of a third device responsive to the input.. . ... Thomson Licensing

05/03/18 / #20180124428

Methods and apparatus for improved entropy encoding and decoding

Methods and apparatus are provided for improved entropy encoding and decoding. An apparatus includes a video encoder (200) for encoding at least a block in a picture by transforming a residue of the block to obtain transform coefficients, quantizing the transform coefficients to obtain quantized transform coefficients, and entropy coding the quantized transform coefficients. ... Thomson Licensing

05/03/18 / #20180124373

Method for providing continuous motion parallax effect using an auto-stereoscopic display, corresponding device, computer program product and computer-readable carrier medium

A method for obtaining a multi-view image to be displayed on an auto-stereoscopic display is provided. The auto-stereoscopic display is configured to display multi-view images with n views forming n−1 successive stereoscopic pairs of views. ... Thomson Licensing

05/03/18 / #20180124219

System and method for setting time and date in a device without access to network time protocol

A system and method for setting time and date in a device (e.g., a set top box (614), or similar client device) through a network connection when a network time standard server (606, 620) (e.g., a ntp server) is unavailable (e.g., blocked or blacklisted) are provided. The system and method of the present disclosure involves sending (404) a request over a network from a device for information from an internet address (618), receiving (406) a packet (500) from the internet address (618) in response to the request, extracting (408) time and date information from a header (502) in the packet (500), and using the extracted time and date information to set (416) the current time and date for the device.. ... Thomson Licensing

05/03/18 / #20180122165

Decision making method and system for providing service recommendation system

A system, apparatus and method for generating recommendation about use of a vehicle is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises creating a user profile for at least one vehicle and creating a user profile for a driver of the one vehicle. ... Thomson Licensing

05/03/18 / #20180122160

Method and intelligent system for generating a predictive outcome of a future event

A method and apparatus for providing operational assessments for a particular vehicle is presented. In one embodiment, initial information is collected via a processor about operational history of a particular vehicle. ... Thomson Licensing

05/03/18 / #20180122052

Method for deblurring a video, corresponding device and computer program product

A method and a device for deblurring a frame of a video are provided. The method includes obtaining (10) a set of neighboring frames of a current frame wherein a global score of sharpness is greater than a sharpness threshold, generating (20) of a local blur map, delivering the local blur map, performing (30) a local warping of at least one frame of the set and of the local blur map as a function of a local motion estimation between the current frame and the at least one frame of the set, delivering at least one locally warped frame and an associated locally warped blur map and performing (40) a weighted aggregation of a part of the at least one locally warped frame and a corresponding part the current frame, based on the at least one locally warped blur map and the local blur map of the current frame.. ... Thomson Licensing

04/19/18 / #20180108345

Device and method for audio frame processing

A device and method for calculating scattering features for audio signal recognition. An interface receives an audio signal that is processed by at least one processor to obtain an audio frame. ... Thomson Licensing

04/12/18 / #20180103558

Cable retainer for set top box lead dress

An electronic device assembly includes an electronic device having a first panel and and a second panel adjacent and orthogonal to the first panel, wherein the first panel includes apertures and the second panel includes a panel jack for connecting to cables, and a cable retainer having a base and a back upstanding wall extending from the base. The base is attached to the first panel of the electronic device. ... Thomson Licensing

04/12/18 / #20180103294

Method and apparatus for processing requests for recording content

A method and apparatus are disclosed for processing content recording requests. The method includes producing a prioritized set of recording requests from all pending recording requests, analyzing the prioritized set of requests with respect to available resources, and producing a list of content requests to be excluded from a recording schedule due to resource constraints. ... Thomson Licensing

04/12/18 / #20180103269

Methods and apparatus for the use of slice groups in encoding multi-view video coding (mvc) information

There are provided methods and apparatus for the use of slice groups in encoding and decoding multi-view video coding (mvc) information. An apparatus and method are described which encodes at least two views corresponding to multi-view video content using multiple slice groups. ... Thomson Licensing

04/12/18 / #20180103113

Apparatus and method for determining household population from network device activity

The present principles generally relate to an apparatus and a method for processing network device activities in a location such as a house or an office building. In one exemplary embodiment, network activities for the devices associated with a location are determined. ... Thomson Licensing

04/05/18 / #20180097976

Method and an electronic device for calibrating a plenoptic camera

The present disclosure concerns a method for calibrating a plenoptic camera. The plenoptic camera includes a lenslet array placed between a main lens and a photosensor, the lenslet array having a plurality of lenslets. ... Thomson Licensing

04/05/18 / #20180097273

Strain relief antenna wiring connector in an electronic device

A method for manufacturing an electronic device including configuring one or more circuit boards with a plurality of antennas connected to at least one circuit board having wire securing slots. The electronic device having vertical orientation and an outer casing including a case bottom piece, a case top front piece, and a case top back piece. ... Thomson Licensing

03/29/18 / #20180091822

Methods and apparatus for embedded quantization parameter adjustment in video encoding and decoding

Methods and apparatus are provided for embedded quantization parameter adjustment in video encoding and decoding. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding picture data for at least a block in a picture. ... Thomson Licensing

03/29/18 / #20180091817

Methods and apparatus for transform selection in video encoding and decoding

There are provided methods and apparatus for transform selection in video coding. An apparatus includes a video encoder for encoding at least a block for encoding at least a block in a picture by selecting a transform to apply to a residue of the block from a set of two or more available transforms. ... Thomson Licensing

03/29/18 / #20180091582

Method and system for managing content delivery using a vehicle infotainment system

A system and method for delivering content to a vehicle occupant. In one embodiment the method comprises establishing and maintaining communication between a vehicle access point and a content supplier via a vehicle infotainment processor and establishing communication between vehicle access point and said user's personal processing device of said user via said vehicle infotainment processor. ... Thomson Licensing

03/22/18 / #20180082693

Method and device for encoding multiple audio signals, and method and device for decoding a mixture of multiple audio signals with improved separation

A method for encoding multiple audio signals comprises random sampling and quantizing each of the multiple audio signals, and encoding the sampled and quantized multiple audio signals as side information that can be used for decoding and separating the multiple audio signals from a mixture of said multiple audio signals. A method for decoding a mixture of multiple audio signals comprises decoding and demultiplexing side information, the side information comprising quantized samples of each of the multiple audio signals, receiving or retrieving from any data source a mixture of said multiple audio signals, and generating multiple estimated audio signals that approximate said multiple audio signals, wherein said quantized samples of each of the multiple audio signals are used.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/22/18 / #20180082327

Device and method for data packet processing

In an internet interface device such as a gateway managing a local network, a processor obtains a packet received from a device via a local network interface. The processor can determine whether or not the packet originates from a device in the local network deemed to be part of a particular group. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180077591

Method for evaluating a wireless link, respective device, computer program and storage medium

The present disclosure is directed towards a device and a method for evaluating a wireless link (3) of a wireless node of a customer premises equipment (cpe) device (1, 2) during operation of the cpe device. The device and method includes determining an actual data rate (33) of the wireless link, determining an available data rate (31) of the wireless link, and calculating a head room (34) based on a required data rate (30) and the available data rate (31).. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180077450

Mobile atsc 3.0 receiver as remote antenna

A method and apparatus for improving signal quality in a relatively fixed atsc 3.0 device are described including accepting a channel selection, establishing communication with all atsc 3.0 devices in a premises, polling each portable atsc 3.0 device to obtain signal quality information, selecting one or more of the portable atsc 3.0 devices to receive a signal, receiving ip packetized data related to a program on the selected channel from the one or more selected portable atsc 3.0 devices to improve signal quality at the relatively fixed atsc 3.0 device and combining the received ip packetized data received from the one or more selected portable atsc 3.0 devices with a signal of the relatively fixed atsc 3.0 device to form a combined signal for rendering a program on the selected channel.. . ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180077022

Automatic configuration of a wireless residential access network

A method (30) and system (10) for automatically configuring wireless local area network (wlan) devices (21, 22, 23) of a wireless residential access network (20) is provided. An automatic authorization process initiated by an access point (21) is enabled by utilizing a back-end-network (40, 50) and results in the activation of a basic service set identifier (bssid) based on which auto-pairing of at least one station (22) with the access point (21) is realized. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180077016

Method and device adapted to be implemented at a local network equipment

A method adapted to be implemented at a local network equipment configured to be attached to a remote network equipment through a network connection is disclosed. The remote network equipment runs a first network function. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076826

Methods and apparatus for unified significance map coding

Methods and apparatus are provided for unified significance map coding. An apparatus includes a video encoder (400) for encoding transform coefficients for at least a portion of a picture. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076529

Wireless communication device with cavity-backed antenna comprising a bended patch or slot

A wireless communication device is disclosed. The wireless communication device includes a metallic housing integrating at least one cavity-backed antenna. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076509

Antenna feeder configured for feeding an antenna integrated within an electronic device

An antenna feeder for feeding a slot or patch antenna integrated within an electronic device having a metallic two-parts housing in which is formed the slot or patch, and a pcb is described. The antenna feeder is an electrically conducting element different from the pcb and includes: a central part configured to be held mechanically by a dielectric support having inside the housing; a first extending part, extending from a first end of the central part towards the pcb, and integrating a first spring portion allowing the first extending part to be in electrical contact with the pcb; and a second extending part, extending from a second end of the central part and allowing for controlling the impedance of the antenna feeder. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076508

Device with cavity-backed antenna array integrated in a metal casing

An electronic device for wireless communication including a metal casing wherein the wireless communication is realized by at least one cavity-backed slot antenna is disclosed. Each cavity is formed by the combination of the top housing, metallic walls, a ground plane at the top of a printed circuit board and the bottom housing.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180076504

Antenna feeder configured for feeding an antenna integrated within an electronic device

An antenna feeder configured for feeding a slot antenna integrated within a housing of an electronic device comprising a printed circuit board is disclosed. The printed circuit board includes a driving circuit for the antenna feeder. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180075863

Method for encoding signals, method for separating signals in a mixture, corresponding computer program products, devices and bitstream

A method is proposed for encoding at least two signals. The method includes mixing the at least two signals in a mixture; sampling a map z representative of locations of the at least two signals in a time-frequency plane at sampling locations, the sampling delivering a first list of values zΩ; and transmitting the mixture of the at least two signals and information representative of the first list of values zΩ. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180075852

Method and apparatus for embedding and regaining watermarks in an ambisonics representation of a sound field

As a potential format for next-generation audio, techniques for embedding digital watermarks in the higher order ambisonics (hoa) representation of a sound field have been proposed. The inventive embedding method is adapted for watermarking a two-dimensional or three-dimensional ambisonics representation of a sound field, wherein the ambisonics representation is decomposed into directional signals and ambient components and includes estimated dominant directions, and wherein the order of the ambient components can be reduced, and wherein watermark information data are embedded in the directional signals, and at receiver side are regained from the watermarked directional signals.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180075660

Method and device for blurring a virtual object in a video

In order to blur a virtual object in a video in real time as the video is acquired by a device capturing a real scene, a salient idea is used which estimates an apparent motion vector between two successive images, being captured at two successive device poses, in which the apparent motion vector estimation is based on a motion of the device. The successive images are then filtered based on the estimated apparent motion vector.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/15/18 / #20180074841

Vlan architecture with network namespace

A method to separately address a plurality of network devices having the same ip address includes connecting a network switch having a plurality of ports to the plurality of network devices, each port representing a local area network connection to each one of the plurality of network devices, configuring the network switch to have a trunk port connection to a workstation, the trunk port configured to pass traffic for a plurality of virtual local area networks, each virtual area network assigned to a corresponding one of the plurality of network devices, configuring the workstation to assign a network namespace to each of the plurality of devices, creating a virtual interface for each of the plurality of network devices, and transmitting to each of the network devices individually using the unique name of each of the plurality of individual network devices.. . ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180070088

Methods and apparatus for signaling intra prediction for large blocks for video encoders and decoders

Methods and apparatus are provided for signaling intra prediction for large blocks for video encoders and decoders. An apparatus includes a video encoder (400) for encoding picture data for at least one large block in a picture by signaling intra prediction for the at least one large block. ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180070087

Method for browsing a collection of video frames and corresponding device

The invention relates to a method for browsing a collection of p video frames through a user interface comprising n cells disposed along a time line with n<p. The method comprises the steps of: —determining (s1) a subset of n key frames by uniformly subsampling the collection of p video frames, —displaying (s2) the n key frames in the n cells according to a chronological order, the n cells being classified as current cell, past cells and future cells, —receiving (s3) an input command requesting to transfer a selected key frame displayed in a cell ci to a cell cj of the ui, —in response to the input command, updating (s4) the key frame displayed in the cell cj by the selected key frame and updating accordingly the key frames displayed in the other cells by updating key frames while maintaining the chronological order of the key frames in the n cells and adjusting the subsampling interval by pieces.. ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180070019

Methods, devices and systems for automatic zoom when playing an augmented scene

The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus and systems for automatically adapt the zoom coefficient of the camera of a system when running an augmented reality application. A pose estimation is performed for the camera which captures the real scene and the boundaries of the ar scene are calculated. ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180068425

Method and device for processing a peripheral image

A method for processing at least one peripheral image that when displayed extends beyond the borders of a displayed central image is disclosed. The method includes adapting luminance of the peripheral image to human vision characteristics when the luminance of peripheral images is processed so that the rendered light from the peripheral image in the viewer field of view remains low and close to the light rendered by the central view only. ... Thomson Licensing

03/08/18 / #20180067237

Plenoptic imaging device equipped with an enhanced optical system

A plenoptic imaging device is described including a micro-lens array placed between a main lens and a photosensor. The micro-lens array has a plurality of micro-lenses each configured to project a micro-image onto the photosensor, the main lens covering a central field-of-view of the scene according to capture axis. ... Thomson Licensing

03/01/18 / #20180061016

Method and apparatus for generating data representative of a bokeh associated to light-field data

There are several types of plenoptic devices having a proprietary file format. At present, there is no standard supporting the acquisition and transmission of multi-dimensional information for an exhaustive over-view of the different parameters upon which a light-field depends. ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180048897

Method and apparatus for coding a video into a bitstream

A method and an apparatus for encoding an image into a bitstream are disclosed. Said image comprising a set of blocks. ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180048526

Distribution of bandwidth in a network

The invention concerns the exchange of parameters between communication devices of a network describing their respective data sessions and the application, at a communication device, of a bandwidth distribution algorithm using the exchange parameters to allocate bandwidth to one or more data sessions in the network.. . ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180047367

Adaptive color grade interpolation method and device

An adaptive color grade interpolation method is disclosed. The method comprises interpolating from a first color graded version of a picture adapted to first viewing conditions and a second color graded version of said picture different from the first color graded version and adapted to second viewing conditions in order to obtain a third color graded version of the picture adapted to third viewing conditions wherein said interpolating is obtained from said first color graded version, a first mapped color version of said first color graded version adapted to said third viewing conditions and to a second mapped color version of said first color graded version adapted to said second viewing conditions such that said first color graded version and second mapped color version are interpolated into said first mapped color version.. ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180047185

Light field metadata

A method of providing metadata for captured light field data, the method comprising providing a data format aggregating metadata describing characteristics of at least one of: a light field camera used to capture the light field data, a matrix of views derived from the light field data, and a focal stack derived from the light field data.. . ... Thomson Licensing

02/15/18 / #20180046921

Code generation method, code generating apparatus and computer readable storage medium

A code is generated for mapping source to target code words which allows encoding source data at reduced probability of incorrect decoding, e.g. For dna storage. ... Thomson Licensing

02/08/18 / #20180041890

Method and apparatus for mobile device roaming

A method and an apparatus for mobile device roaming are provided. The apparatus includes an information obtaining unit for obtaining information about the network capability at a given location of at least two mobile devices having a first mobile device and a second mobile device, a predicting unit for obtaining a network score of each of the at least two mobile devices at the given location according to the obtained information about the network capabilities, and a roaming unit for switching the traffic of the first mobile device to the second mobile device according to respective obtained network scores of the at least two mobile devices, when the first mobile device reaches the given location.. ... Thomson Licensing

02/08/18 / #20180041440

Adaptive load balancing in residential hybrid gateways

A residential gateway has a first, wired data connection and a second, wireless data connection. At least the second data connection connects to a network node which at least temporarily maintains simultaneous connections to at least one residential gateway and at least one mobile station. ... Thomson Licensing

02/08/18 / #20180040155

Cache friendly jittered hemispherical sampling

An apparatus for use in producing lighting effects comprising a plurality of graphic processing units, each graphic processing unit for jittering a first ray, having a direction, to result in a second ray, the second ray having a direction not the same as the first ray; and each graphic processing unit having a plurality of threads for processing rays for computing lighting effects such that the first ray is processed by a first thread and the second ray is processed in a thread adjacent to the first thread; and a memory for providing data for use in computing the lighting effects for the first ray and the second ray.. . ... Thomson Licensing

02/08/18 / #20180038733

Method for obtaining parameters defining a pixel beam associated with a pixel of an image sensor comprised in an optical device

A method for obtaining, for at least one pixel of an image sensor comprised in an optical device, parameters defining a pixel beam is described. The method is remarkable in that it includes determining a direction of a chief ray associated with at least one pixel of the image sensor from the features of an optical system associated with the optical device, determining a set of pixels formed in a screen of a display device, the set of pixels comprising at least one pixel close to a point corresponding to an intersection of the chief ray and the screen, and the set of pixels comprising only pixels which are detected by the at least one pixel of the image sensor, when they are illuminated.. ... Thomson Licensing

02/01/18 / #20180035119

Methods and apparatus for video usability information (vui) for scalable video coding (svc)

There are provided methods and apparatus for video usability information (vui) for scalable video coding (svc). An apparatus includes an encoder (100) for encoding video signal data into a bitstream. ... Thomson Licensing

02/01/18 / #20180035015

Method and apparatus for encoding color mapping information and processing pictures based on color mapping information

Color mapping information can be used to transform one color to another color. The present embodiments provide a solution for representing the color mapping information using a successive application of multiple color mapping functions. ... Thomson Licensing

02/01/18 / #20180034569

Method and apparatus for detecting motion activity

A method and an apparatus for detecting motion activity of an object are suggested. The apparatus includes an rssi detecting unit for obtaining the rssi values of wireless signals, a first calculating unit for calculating a first indication relating to the status of movement/stillness of an object as a function of the standard deviation (stdev) value of the rssi values of the wireless signals over a first threshold, a second calculating unit for calculating a second indication relating to the speed of movement of the object as a function of the number of times that the rssi values cross a second threshold from down to up during a time period and a combining unit for outputting a third indication of the motion activity of the object by combining the first and the second indications.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/25/18 / #20180027262

Methods, systems and apparatus for electro-optical and opto-electrical conversion of images and video

The present principles are directed to a parameterized oetf/eotf for processing images and video. The present principles provide a method for encoding a picture, comprising: applying a parameterized transfer function to a luminance (l) signal of the picture to determine a resulting v(l) transformed signal; encoding the resulting v(l); wherein the parameterized transfer function is adjusted based on a plurality of parameters to model one of a plurality of transfer functions. ... Thomson Licensing

01/25/18 / #20180027252

Method and device for decosing a color picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a device and a method of decoding a color picture from a bitstream. It comprises: —obtaining an expanded range luminance as a first component by applying a nonlinear dynamic expansion function to a luminance component obtained from the bitstream, wherein said nonlinear dynamic expansion function is determined depending on an inverse of a dynamic reduction function that has been applied to an original luminance component obtained when encoding the color picture; —obtaining a second component by calculating a square root of a difference between a value determined by the first component and another value computed as a linear combination of a multiplication product of two chrominance components and square values of the two chrominance components obtained from the bitstream; and —obtaining at least one color component of the color picture to be decoded at least from said second component and said two chrominance components by determining said at least one color component as a linear combination of the second component and the two chrominance components.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/25/18 / #20180026991

Social network privacy auditor

A privacy auditor determines discrepancies between user privacy settings in a social network and installed applications. The privacy auditor can employ a privacy determinator that tests an installed application on various privacy levels to determine actual privacy settings of the installed application. ... Thomson Licensing

01/25/18 / #20180024597

Method and apparatus for remotely controlling an electronic device

A method of remotely controlling a device using a mobile terminal includes, at the mobile terminal detecting a signal source providing an identification and/or connection parameters of the device. A wireless communication connection between the mobile terminal and the device is established in response to detecting the signal source, and an initial spatial position of the mobile terminal is determined. ... Thomson Licensing

01/18/18 / #20180019681

Galvanic isolated device and corresponding method and system

An electronic device is disclosed. According to at least one embodiment, the device includes a front-end module having at least one front-end connector, adapted to be connected to a cable adapted for receiving electrical signal, a reception module adapted to receive an electrical signal from the front-end connector, a back-end module configured to process an electrical signal, an interfacing module comprising at least an isolation module adapted to transmit, to the back-end module, an electrical signal received from the front-end module.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/18/18 / #20180019004

Method, apparatus and system for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial measurements

A method, apparatus and system for synchronizing audiovisual content with inertial outputs for content reproduced on a mobile content device include, in response to a vibration of the mobile content device, receiving a recorded audio signal and a corresponding recorded inertial signal generated by the vibration. The recorded signals are each processed to determine a timestamp for a corresponding peak in each of the recorded signals. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180014024

Method and apparatus of encoding and decoding a color picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device of encoding a color picture having color components (ec), characterized in that it comprises: —obtaining (130) a luminance component (l) comprising: —obtaining (120) a modulation value (ba) from the luminance (y) of the color picture; —obtaining a scaled luminance by dividing the luminance (y) of the color picture by said modulation value (ba); —obtaining the luminance component (l) by applying a non-linear function on said scaled luminance in order that the dynamic of said luminance component (l) is reduced compared to the dynamic of said scaled luminance; —obtaining two chrominance components (c1, c2) comprising: —obtaining a factor (r(l(i)) that depends on the value of the pixel (i) of said luminance component (l(i)) and the luminance value (y(i)) of the co-located pixel (i) in the color picture; —obtaining (150) at least one intermediate color component (e′c) by multiplying each color component (ec) by said factor (r(l(i)); and —obtaining (170) said two chrominance components (c1, c2) from said at least one intermediate color components (e′c); and —encoding (180) said luminance (l) and two chrominance components (c1, c2).. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180013640

Method, apparatus and system for rendering haptic effects

The present disclosure relates to methods, apparatus or systems for managing a map of haptic atmospheres over a topographical zone. The zone may contain relief or noticeable objects. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180013627

Configuring method and corresponding communication network device, system, computer readable program product and computer readable storage medium

The disclosure relates to a method for configuring an wlan (wireless local area network) access point adapted to use at least one operational frequency channel to transmit or receive data when the access point is in an operational mode. The configuring includes checking an availability of at least one restricted frequency channel, a use of the restricted frequency channel being restricted by the availability, choosing the operational frequency channel from a set of frequency channels according to the checked availability, a first configuring comprising a first checking of restricted frequency channels belonging to a first proper sub-set of the set being performed before entering into the operational mode. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180013429

Capacitive touch button with guard

An apparatus such as a set-top box, includes at least one capacitive touch button with a guard feature that provides, the ability to detect and reject false touches. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a first conductive element that is capacitively isolated from ground, and a second conductive element that is capacitively isolated from ground and located adjacent to the first conductive element. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180012333

Method and apparatus for generating an extrapolated image based on object detection

A method and apparatus for generating an extrapolated image from an existing film or video content, which can be displayed beyond the borders of the existing file or video content to increase viewer immersiveness, are provided. The present principles provide to generating the extrapolated image without salient objects included therein, that is, objects that may distract the viewer from the main image. ... Thomson Licensing

01/11/18 / #20180011525

Method of and apparatus adapted for controlling a power consumption of a media stream reproducing device

A method of controlling a power consumption of a media stream reproducing device having a wide input voltage range power supply includes receiving a media stream and providing an output signal representative of the received media stream. A mains supply voltage of the media stream receiver is monitored and, in case the measured mains supply voltage falls below a first level the method further includes one or more of providing an output signal representative of a message indicating the reduced mains supply voltage and advising a user to reduce the power consumption of at least the media stream reproducing device, or providing an output signal controlling a first reduction of the power consumption of the media stream reproducing device, or controlling a recording device operatively connected to the media stream reproducing device to record the received media stream for later reproduction.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007445

Trick playback of video data

A portable device controlling playback of video data on a first device external to the portable device and including a browser module operative to present a display of a plurality of images, each image corresponding to a section of the video data, and to highlight an image corresponding to the section of the video data currently played back by the first device, a communication module coupled to the browser module and operative, in response to a selection of an image among the plurality of images by a user, to transmit a first command to the first device to play back the video data corresponding to the image selected by the user, wherein the browser module is further operative to adapt highlighting of the plurality of images in response to a second command received from said first device upon a change of the section of video data currently played back on the first device.. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007392

Method and device for matching colors between color pictures of different dynamic range

A method is disclosed that comprises mapping a high-dynamic range luminance picture to a standard-dynamic range luminance picture based on a backlight value bac associated with the high-dynamic range luminance picture.. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007372

A method and apparatus of encoding and decoding a color picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device of encoding a color picture having color components (ec) comprising obtaining (11) a luminance component (l) and two chrominance components (c1, c2) from the color picture to be encoded. The method for encoding a color picture having color components comprising obtaining at least one chrominance component from the color picture to be encoded, the method further comprises: —determining a first factor based on the value of each pixel (i) of said luminance component; —obtaining at least one final chrominance component by scaling said at least one chrominance component by said first factor; and—encoding (13) said at least one final chrominance component.. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007355

High frame rate-low frame rate transmission technique

A method for transmitting video content segments includes providing low frame rate (lfr) and high frame rate (hfr) encoding mode designations for video content segments having static scenes and scenes with motion, respectively. Each video content segment is encoded accordance with its encoding mode designation and then transmitted with its encoding mode designation to enable retrieval and decoding by a decoder. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180007125

Method and device for processing, at a network equipment, a processing request from a terminal

Network equipment for processing a request from a terminal configured to be connected to a network to which the network equipment can be connected is described. The network equipment includes a receiver configured to receive, from the terminal, a message part of the processing request, a relay agent configured to provide a network identification information into the received message, and a load balancer configured to forward the received message to one of a plurality of processing units of the network equipment, depending on workload information associated with the processing units. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180006380

Antenna on smart card and interconnection device

An interconnection device is described including a transmission part for feeding an antenna, the transmission part including a signal feed element and a ground element connectable to a circuit board, a first end of the ground element connectable to the circuit board and a second end of the ground element connectable to the antenna and a first end of the signal feed element connectable to an antenna feeding port on the circuit board and a second end of the signal feed element connectable to an antenna feeding line of the antenna.. . ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180005427

Devices and methods for generating elementary geometries

Elementary geometries for rendering objects of a 3d scene are generated from input geometry data sets. Instructions of a source program are transformed into a code executable in a rendering pipeline by at least one graphics processor, by segmenting the source program into sub-programs, each adapted to process the input data sets, and by ordering the sub-programs in function of the instructions. ... Thomson Licensing

01/04/18 / #20180005358

A method and apparatus for inverse-tone mapping a picture

The present disclosure generally relates to a method and device for inverse-tone mapping a picture. The method comprising: —obtaining (20) a first component (y) comprising: —obtaining a luminance component (l) from said color picture; —obtaining a resulting component by applying (20), a non-linear function on said luminance component (l) in order that the dynamic of the resulting component is increased compared to the dynamic of the luminance component (l)—obtaining (50) a modulation value (ba) from the luminance of said color picture; —obtaining the first component (y) by multiplying said resulting component by said modulation value (ba); —obtaining two chrominance components (c1, c2) from said color picture; —obtaining (40) a first factor (r(l(i))) that depends on the value (l(i)) of a pixel (i) of said luminance component (l); —obtaining (30) at least one color component (ec) from said first component (y), said two chrominance components (c1, c2) and said first factor (r(l(i))); and—forming the inverse-tone mapped color picture by combining together said at least one color component (ec).. ... Thomson Licensing








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