TCL RESEARCH AMERICA INC.
|TCL RESEARCH AMERICA INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150189193||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO SEQUENTIAL ALIGNMENT - A method for video sequential alignment is provided. The method includes inputting a first video sequence and a second video sequence, and extracting features of the first video sequence and the second video sequence. The method also includes generating an expanded path using a hierarchical sequential alignment algorithm and generating masks containing search space using keyframe matching. Further, the method includes calculating the lowest path cost within search space to find a minimal alignment path using a block A* algorithm and outputting a final alignment result after applying the block A* algorithm to search space.||07-02-2015|
|20150178369||CONTENT ALIGNMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method is provided for content alignment. The method includes obtaining a first content sequence and a second content sequence different from the first content sequence. The method also includes representing each of the first content sequence and the second content sequence in a hierarchical structure containing an ordered root element sequence and a sub-tree structure. The ordered root element sequence includes a plurality of root elements and each root element is associated with a sub-tree of elements. The method also includes determining a desired alignment between the first content sequence and the second content sequence using dynamic programming, and outputting results of the desired alignment between the first content sequence and the second content sequence.||06-25-2015|
|20150117772||VIDEO OBJECT RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A video object retrieval method is provided. The method includes dividing an input video into a number of video shots and detecting target-class object occurrences and related-class object occurrences in each video shot. The method also includes pre-processing object bounding box images and performing automatic object extraction. Further, the method includes performing object-level feature extraction and integration and generating visual search results based on similarity scores.||04-30-2015|
|20150117703||OBJECT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An object identification method is provided. The method includes dividing an input video into a number of video shots, each containing one or more video frames. The method also includes detecting target-class object occurrences and related-class object occurrences in each video shot. Further, the method includes generating hint information including a small subset of frames representing the input video and performing object tracking and recognition based on the hint information. The method also includes fusing tracking and recognition results and outputting labeled objects based on the combined tracking and recognition results.||04-30-2015|
|20150095330||ENHANCED RECOMMENDER SYSTEM AND METHOD - An enhanced recommender method is provided. The method includes discovering customer features from customer behavior and customer profile and generating an initial recommender list based on the customer features and items information. The method also includes generating item social reputation (ISR) for the customer behavior and the customer profile from an online review repository and generating final recommendation results based on the initial recommender list and the item social reputation.||04-02-2015|
|20150037009||ENHANCED VIDEO SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A method is provided for enhanced video services to at least one user. The method includes receiving a first input video, and processing the received input video to obtain multi-dimensional information associated with the input video. The method also includes obtaining user recommendation information based on user behavior, and creating enhanced video information based on the multi-dimensional information associated with the input video and the user recommendation information. Further, the method includes associating the enhanced video information with the first input video to create an enhanced video of the first input video, and playing back the enhanced video to the user.||02-05-2015|
|20150030202||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOVING OBJECT DETECTION AND PROCESSING - A method is provided for an intelligent video processing system based on object detection. The method includes receiving an input video sequence corresponding to a video program, obtaining a plurality of frames of the input video sequence, and obtaining a computational constraint and a temporal rate constraint. The method also includes determining one or more regions of interest (ROIs) of the plurality of frames based on the computational constraint and temporal rate constraint, and selecting a desired set of frames from the plurality of frames based on the ROIs such that the desired set of frames substantially represent a view path of the plurality of frames. Further, the method includes detecting object occurrences from the desired set of frames based on the selected desired set of frames such that a computational cost and a number of frames for detecting the object occurrences are under the computational constraint and temporal rate constraint.||01-29-2015|
|20140181878||METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PERSONALIZED CONTENTS - A method is provided for a personalized content delivery system. The method includes detecting a viewing activity of at least one user of a content-presentation device capable of presenting multiple programs in one or more channels, and determining a plurality of user identities of the at least one user. The method also includes discovering available video contents for the at least one user based on the plurality of user identities, and determining personalized video contents for the at least one user by merging the plurality of user identities. Further, the method includes recommending the determined personalized video contents to the at least one user, and delivering the recommended personalized video contents to the at least one user such that the personalized video contents are presented on the content-presentation device.||06-26-2014|
|20140164750||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE PLATFORM VIRTUALIZATION - A method for a mobile platform containing a mobile terminal having an operating system includes initializing a plurality of user environments (UEs) on the mobile terminal over the operating system, including a current UE running on the mobile terminal. The plurality of UEs are capable of being switched among one another based on one or more of predetermined conditions without changing the operating system. The method also includes collecting sensing data on certain parameters associated with operation of the mobile terminal, and processing the sensing data to indicate at least one of the predetermined conditions. Further, the method includes determining whether the current UE suits the at least one of the predetermined conditions indicated by processing the sensing data and, when the current UE does not suit the condition of the mobile terminal, switching the current UE to a desired UE from the plurality of UEs.||06-12-2014|
|20140028920||USER-SENSING REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method is provided for a user-sensing remote control system including a TV and a remote control. The method includes obtaining sensing data from a plurality of sensors in the remote control related to a user of the remote control, pre-processing the sensing data, and determining a user identity space containing a plurality of possible user identities of the user using a predetermined statistical algorithm. The method also includes determining whether there is a dominant possible user identity; when it is determined that there is no dominant possible user identity, selecting one or more possible user identities from the user identity space and updating the user identity space until there is a dominant possible user identity; and when it is determined that there is a dominant possible user identity, presenting the dominant possible user identity as the identity of the user to other applications.||01-30-2014|
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