Patent Number: 6,169,573

Title: Hypervideo system and method with object tracking in a compressed digital video environment

Abstract: A system and method for hypervideo object tracking in a compressed digital video environment includes a hypervideo authoring system and a hypervideo browser. The hypervideo authoring system permits one or more moving objects in an MPEG compressed video clip to be identified, tracked, refined, edited, and associated with a specified action with a minimum of user intervention. The hypervideo browser allows the MPEG video to be viewed and objects of interest to be selected by a user, thereby hyperlinking to additional information of interest.

Inventors: Sampath-Kumar; Srihari (San Diego, CA), Rangan; P. Venkat (San Diego, CA), Talreja; Kamlesh (San Diego, CA), Goldman; Kenneth J. (Clayton, MO)

Assignee: HOTV, Inc.

International Classification: G06T 7/20 (20060101); H04N 007/18 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018