Patents Assigned to Red.Com, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9769365
    Abstract: Dense field imagers are disclosed which are configured to provide fused and/or stitched light field data for a scene. A dense field imager can include a plurality of imaging elements configured to be joined into image blocks or facets that each provides light field data about a scene. The dense field imager can include a plurality of facets in a fixed or modular fashion such that the dense field imager is configured to fuse and/or stitch light field data from the plurality of facets. The facets can be mounted such that one or more facets are non-coplanar with other facets. The facets can be configured to provide light field data with overlapping fields of view. Accordingly, the dense field imager can provide dense field data over a field of view covered by the plurality of facets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9716866
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue, red, and/or green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The camera can be configured to transform at least a portion of the green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red, blue, and/or green image data to obtain the original raw data or a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosacied. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which at least some of the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red, blue, and/or some green elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Richard Greene, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 9712728
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems, such as modular digital still and motion cameras are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9690168
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method for assisting the adjusting of a focus of an image includes providing a graphical representation of a detected image. The method can also include receiving an indication of a user selection of a region of the image and providing a magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The method may further include providing a graphical indication of a degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region. The graphical indication in some instances is visually correlated with the magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The size, shape, and/or color of the graphical indication in some instances can be correlated with the degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Deanan DaSilva, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 9692958
    Abstract: Focus assist systems and methods for imaging devices are provided. The focus assist systems and methods display focus level data to a user. There are a variety of methods of displaying focus level data to a user, including, but not limited to, graphs, highlights, symbols, and varied levels of brightness or color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 9686474
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system for and method of frequency prefiltering comprising a camera shutter capable of continuously variable illumination during a single exposure of the sensor. The shutter comprises a continuously variable exposure effector which in disposed in an image path, either in front of a lens or between a lens and a sensor. The system for frequency prefiltering further comprises a synchronization cable that synchronizes a drive system with a sensor or with film. The shutter further comprises a postfilter. The postfilter comprises a digital finite impulse response convolutional filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Wayne Davis, John Rodrigue Kouns
  • Patent number: 9681028
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems, such as modular digital still and motion cameras are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system. The modules may be disassembled and reconstructed to convert the physical form of the camera, such as between still configurations, motion configurations, ENG configurations, DSLR configurations and studio configurations. The modules may be used to add wireless capabilities employing standard wireless protocols to allow a variety of devices to control or communicate with the modular digital camera system. The wireless capabilities may also be used to present a soft interface for camera control to the user, exposing a variety of variables and controls to the user that may otherwise be difficult or impossible to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land
  • Patent number: 9628679
    Abstract: Modular digital motion camera systems are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system. The modules may be disassembled and reconstructed to convert the physical form of the camera, such as between ENG configurations, DSLR configurations and studio configurations. Universal lens mount modules are provided, to enable use of lens systems from a variety of commercial manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9596385
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera configured to capture, compress, and store video image data in a memory of the video camera at a rate of at least about twenty three frames per second. The video image data can be mosaiced image data, and the compressed, mosaiced image data may remain substantially visually lossless upon decompression and demosaicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 9536150
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to allow tagging of recorded video and/or capture of video segments or sequences of images in response to user actuation of a camera control identifying an event of interest. For example, a user may press a button on the camera when an event of interest occurs, and in response the camera may tag a captured video file at a timestamp corresponding to the event. In another example, the user may initiate capture of video segments or sequences of images at an occurrence of an event of interest by pressing a button. The camera may include an image data buffer that may enable capture of video segments and/or sequences of images occurring before the user initiates capture of the event. User interfaces may enable the user to quickly review the captured video or sequences of images of the events of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9521384
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue, red, and/or green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The camera can be configured to transform at least a portion of the green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red, blue, and/or green image data to obtain the original raw data or a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosacied. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which at least some of the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red, blue, and/or some green elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Richard Greene, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 9497380
    Abstract: Dense field imagers are disclosed which are configured to provide combined, aggregated, fused, and/or stitched light field data for a scene. A dense field imager can include a plurality of imaging elements configured to be joined into image blocks or facets that each provides light field data about a scene. The dense field imager can include a plurality of facets in a fixed or modular fashion such that the dense field imager is configured to combine, aggregate, fuse and/or stitch light field data from the plurality of facets. The facets can be mounted such that one or more facets are non-coplanar with other facets. The facets can be configured to provide a representation of the light field with overlapping fields of view. Accordingly, the dense field imager can provide dense field data over a field of view covered by the plurality of facets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Bimal Mathur, Howard John Postley
  • Patent number: 9462193
    Abstract: Certain cameras and systems described herein produce enhanced dynamic range still or video images. The images can also have controlled or reduced motion artifacts. Moreover, the cameras and systems in some cases allow the dynamic range and/or motion artifacts to be tuned to achieve a desired cinematic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Bimal Mathur, Uday Mathur, Deanan DaSilva, Peter Jarred Land
  • Patent number: 9436976
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue and red image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red and blue data to obtain the original raw data for a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosacied. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red and blue elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 9380220
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a camera includes an image sensor within a camera housing that converts light entering the camera housing through an optical filter into digital image data. The optical filter can have a variable opacity. A processor in communication with the image sensor identifies operation settings for the optical filter and adjusts an opacity level of the optical filter over an exposure period in accordance with the operation settings for the optical filter. In addition, the processor modifies values of the digital image data based at least on the operation settings for the optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Wayne Davis, Robert Rose, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9319648
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for a modular video projector system having a light engine module and an optical engine module. The light engine module can provide narrow-band laser light to the optical engine module which modulates the laser light according to video signals received from a video processing engine. Some embodiments provide for an optical engine module having a sub-pixel generator configured to display video or images at a resolution of at least four times greater than a resolution of modulating elements within the optical engine module. Systems and methods for reducing speckle are presented in conjunction with the modular video projector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Stuart J. English, Gregory Alan Prior, Edmund Sandberg, Ryan Newham
  • Patent number: 9245314
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera configured to capture, compress, and store video image data in a memory of the video camera at a rate of at least about twenty three frames per second. The video image data can be mosaiced image data, and the compressed, mosaiced image data may remain substantially visually lossless upon decompression and demosaicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 9230299
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera configured to capture, compress, and store video image data in a memory of the video camera at a rate of at least about twenty three frames per second. The video image data can be mosaiced image data, and the compressed, mosaiced image data may remain substantially visually lossless upon decompression and demosaicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 9224045
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to allow tagging of recorded video and/or capture of video segments or sequences of images in response to user actuation of a camera control identifying an event of interest. For example, a user may press a button on the camera when an event of interest occurs, and in response the camera may tag a captured video file at a timestamp corresponding to the event. In another example, the user may initiate capture of video segments or sequences of images at an occurrence of an event of interest by pressing a button. The camera may include an image data buffer that may enable capture of video segments and/or sequences of images occurring before the user initiates capture of the event. User interfaces may enable the user to quickly review the captured video or sequences of images of the events of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: RED.COM, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: D749665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Matthew Tremblay