Kudelski has filed a patent for methods and systems that enable individualized multimedia navigation and control. The patent involves receiving metadata for digital content, analyzing the primary image to detect objects, selecting secondary images for each detected object, and generating a data structure for the digital content. The patent claim has been canceled. GlobalData’s report on Kudelski gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Kudelski, digital watermarking was a key innovation area identified from patents. Kudelski's grant share as of September 2023 was 52%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Individualized multimedia navigation and control using metadata and images

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Kudelski SA

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230315784A1) describes a method and apparatus for enhancing digital content by replacing deficient portions with supplemental content. The method involves determining one or more points of interest in the digital content and identifying a portion of the content associated with these points of interest. If this portion is found to be deficient in representing the digital content, supplemental content is obtained to replace at least that portion.

The patent claims cover various scenarios, including digital content in the form of images or videos. For images, the points of interest can be focal points within the image, and the deficient portion may be a sub-image. In this case, the supplemental content would include a supplemental image to replace the sub-image. Similarly, for videos, the points of interest can be frames within the video.

The determination of deficiency in representing the digital content can be based on factors such as obscuration or size. If the portion associated with the point of interest is obscured or smaller than a particular size, it is considered deficient. In the case of images, the size of the sub-image can be increased, and if it exceeds a resolution threshold, it is deemed deficient.

The patent also describes an apparatus that includes at least one processor and memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform the operations described in the method claims. This apparatus can be used to implement the method and enhance digital content by replacing deficient portions with supplemental content.

Overall, this patent presents a method and apparatus for improving digital content by identifying deficient portions and replacing them with supplemental content. It covers various scenarios involving images and videos, and the determination of deficiency is based on factors like obscuration and size. This technology has the potential to enhance the quality and representation of digital content in various applications.

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