PRODUCTION AND CONTROL OF CINEMATIC CONTENT RESPONSIVE TO USER EMOTIONAL STATE

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 16833492
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-27
First Publication Date 2020-09-17
Publication Date 2020-09-17
Owner WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chappell, Iii, Arvel A.
  • Ostrover, Lewis S.

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for providing cinematic content to a user via a computer-controlled media player includes accessing by a processor a content package including a targeted emotional arc and a collection of digital objects each associated with codes indicating an emotional profile of the each digital object, playing digital objects selected from the content package thereby outputting an audio-video signal for display by an output device; receiving sensor data from at least one sensor positioned to sense a biometric feature of a user watching the output device; determining a value of one or more emotional state variables, based on the sensor data; and selecting the digital objects for the playing based on the one or more emotional state variables, a recent value of the targeted emotional arc, and the one or more codes indicating an emotional profile. An apparatus is configured to perform the method using hardware, firmware, and/or software.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/8545 - Content authoring for generating interactive applications
  • H04N 21/8541 - Content authoring involving branching, e.g. to different story endings
  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]