GoPro Patents

GoPro, Inc. manufactures and sells their HERO line of cameras that enable athletes to self-capture their activities, as well as manage and share their photos and videos.

GoPro Patents by Type
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  • Patent number: 11953808
    Abstract: A mounting system for an image capture device that includes three pivotably connected arms is disclosed. The first arm includes a first fastener that is lockable and unlockable to allow for connection and disconnection of the image capture device, and a second fastener that is lockable and unlockable to regulate the position of the image capture device relative to the first arm. The mounting system further includes a third fastener that is lockable and unlockable to regulate the relative positioning between the first arm and the second arm, and a fourth fastener that is lockable and unlockable to regulate the relative positioning between the second arm and the third arm. Whereas the first fastener is removable, each of the second, third, and fourth fasteners is captive to (nonremovable from) the mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy Phuong Nguyen, Bessy Liang, John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Scott Alberstein, Joshua T. Druker, Daniel J. Coster, Nicholas D. Woodman, Jesse Patterson
  • Patent number: 11955142
    Abstract: Music may be selected to provide accompaniment for a video edit of a video. Characteristics of the music may be determined and used to select the types of visual effects that are applied in the video edit. The characteristics of the music may be extracted from MIDI file/metadata track containing MIDI information for the music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Oulès
  • Patent number: 11949987
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the pre-processing of image data so as to enhance quality of subsequent encoding and rendering. In one embodiment, a capture device is disclosed that includes a processing apparatus and a non-transitory computer readable apparatus comprising a storage medium have one or more instructions stored thereon. The one or more instructions, when executed by the processing apparatus, are configured to: receive captured image data (such as that sourced from two or more separate image sensors) and pre-process the data to enable stabilization of the corresponding images prior to encoding. In some implementations, the pre-processing includes combination (e.g., stitching) of the captured image data associated with the two or more sensors to facilitates the stabilization. Advantageously, undesirable artifacts such as object “jitter” can be reduced or eliminated. Methods and non-transitory computer readable apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 11941789
    Abstract: An image is processed using a combination of techniques, particularly, in which low frequency information is processed using multiple tone control and high frequency information is processed using local tone mapping. An image is divided into a plurality of blocks including a given block. Low frequency information and high frequency information of the given block are separated. The low frequency information is processed using multiple tone control. The high frequency information is processed using local tone mapping. A processed image is then produced based on the processed low frequency information and based on the processed high frequency information, the processed image corresponding to the image captured using the image sensor. The processed image is then output for storage or display. Processing the low frequency information can include using a gain curve and bilinear interpolation. Processing the high frequency information can include using an edge preservation filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Matthieu Guérin, Bruno César Douady
  • Patent number: 11943533
    Abstract: Lens mode auto-detection includes obtaining predicate lens mode data, obtaining probable lens mode data, obtaining a lens mode score in accordance with the predicate lens mode data and the probable lens mode data, determining whether the lens mode score is greater than a defined lens mode change threshold, and, in response to determining that the lens mode score is greater than the defined lens mode change threshold, outputting lens mode data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Gladys Marc, Marc Lebrun
  • Patent number: 11933891
    Abstract: Target value detection for an unmanned aerial vehicle is described. The unmanned aerial vehicle includes a first transducer that transmits a first ultrasonic signal and receives a first ultrasonic response and a second transducer that transmits a second ultrasonic signal and receives a second ultrasonic response. The second transducer has a wider beam pattern than the first transducer. Determinations are made as to whether either or both of the first or second ultrasonic responses includes a target value within range areas associated with the respective beam patterns of the first and second transducers. A confidence value is generated based on the determinations. The target value is reflected from an object and the confidence value indicates a likelihood of a position of the unmanned aerial vehicle with respect to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Stepan Moskovchenko, Joseph Anthony Enke
  • Patent number: 11936982
    Abstract: An image capture device includes a mechanical stabilization system is used in image signal processing. The mechanical image stabilization system has an operating bandwidth and includes a motor to control an orientation of an image sensor. A processing apparatus of the image capture device determines a temperature of the motor and adjusts a cutoff frequency of the operating bandwidth based on the temperature of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Enke, Stepan Moskovchenko, Benjamin P. Tankersley, Adam Fenn, Nenad Uzunovic
  • Patent number: 11934207
    Abstract: Disclosed is a configuration of an autonomous vehicle for autonomously following a moving subject based on a radius of a virtual sphere surrounding the autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle may be an unmanned ground vehicle or an unmanned aerial vehicle, which autonomously follows the subject (e.g., a device, a live entity, or any object) based on the virtual sphere. The radius of the virtual sphere may be dynamically configured according to a velocity of the autonomous vehicle or configurations of a camera coupled to the autonomous vehicle. Accordingly, the autonomous vehicle can follow the subject along a smooth trajectory, and capture images of abrupt movements of the subject in a cinematically pleasing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Tankersley
  • Patent number: 11930273
    Abstract: A gimbal sleeve for connecting to a camera gimbal may float between a floor surface and a ceiling surface of an aerial vehicle chassis such that the gimbal sleeve has freedom of motion in yaw, pitch, and roll directions relative to the vehicle chassis. The gimbal sleeve may comprise a pair of connection points to the lower dampers on a floor surface of the vehicle chassis. The gimbal sleeve may furthermore comprise a ball joint coupled to a back surface of the vehicle chassis. The connection points include spring forces that enable the gimbal sleeve to return to an equilibrium position in response to external vibrations and reduce the magnitude of vibrations transferred from the aerial vehicle to the gimbal and camera systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Noriaki Saika, Christopher Bramley Fruhauf, Daniel Francis Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11908111
    Abstract: Image analysis and processing may include a first sensor readout unit receiving first Bayer format image data corresponding to a first input image, a second sensor readout unit receiving second Bayer format image data corresponding to a second input image, a first Bayer-to-RGB unit obtaining first RGB format image data based on the first Bayer format image data, a second Bayer-to-RGB unit obtaining second RGB format image data based on the second Bayer format image data, a high dynamic range unit configured obtaining high dynamic range image data based on a combination of the first RGB format image data and the second RGB format image data, an RGB-to-YUV unit obtaining YUV format image data based on the high dynamic range image data, and a three-dimensional noise reduction unit obtaining processed image data based on the YUV format image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Matthieu Guerin, Bruno Faure, Vincent Vacquerie, Bruno César Douady
  • Publication number: 20240053662
    Abstract: Modular lens assemblies and mounting systems are disclosed. A modular lens assembly includes a removable portion and a fixed portion. The removable portion includes a first lens stack configured to produce a near-collimated ray path or a collimated ray path. The fixed portion includes a second lens stack configured to receive the near-collimated ray path or the collimated ray path from the removable portion. The modular lens assembly may be implemented in an image capture device. An image sensor of the image capture device is positioned at an end of the modular lens assembly. The image sensor is configured to capture images based on light incident on the image sensor through the first lens stack and the second lens stack such that the light incident on an outer lens of the first lens stack is refracted through the second lens stack to the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Stern, Peiqian Zhao
  • Publication number: 20240053660
    Abstract: A camera housing includes a first surface and a second surface noncoplanar with the first surface. A first interconnect mechanism is coupled to the first surface and rotatable between a collapsed position and an extended position. In the collapsed position, protrusions of the first interconnect mechanism extend parallel to the first surface. In the extended position, the protrusions of the first interconnect mechanism extend in a perpendicular manner away from the first surface. A second interconnect mechanism is coupled to the second surface and rotatable between a collapsed position and an extended position. In the collapsed position, protrusions of the second interconnect mechanism include coplanar surfaces and extend adjacent to the second surface. In the extended position, the protrusions of the second interconnect mechanism extend in a perpendicular manner away from the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Bessy Wen-Han Liang, Nicholas D. Woodman, Nicholas Vitale, Huy Phuong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11899447
    Abstract: An aerial vehicle comprises one or more sensors to environmental data, a communication system to receive control inputs from a user, two or more actuators, with each actuator coupled to a rotary wing. The aerial vehicle also comprises a controller to determine a mode of the aerial vehicle based on the environmental data and the control inputs, each mode indicating a set of flight characteristics for the aerial vehicle, generate a gain value based on the mode, the gain value, when used to modify power signals transmitted to actuators of the aerial vehicle, causes the aerial vehicle to conform within the indicated flight characteristics of the determined mode, generate an output signal modified by the gain value based on the input signal, and transmit a power signal based on the output signal to each actuator of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Tankersley, Joseph Anthony Enke, Donald Allen Severns
  • Patent number: 11902669
    Abstract: Adaptive acquisition control includes obtaining a processed image by an image capture apparatus, which includes, a target exposure component that obtains a target exposure value in accordance with target exposure input data, an aggregate gain component that obtains a target aggregate gain value and a remaining gain value in accordance with aggregate gain input data, an auto-exposure compensation component that obtains an auto-exposure compensation tone curve in accordance with auto-exposure compensation input data, a contrast control component that obtains a contrast control tone curve and a contrast control black point value, and a tone control driver that obtains a tone control tone curve and a tone control black point value, and an image signal processor that processes the current input image in accordance with the tone control tone curve and the tone control black point value to produce the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Violaine Marie Mong-Ian Sudret, Marc Lebrun, Sandra Fadel, Sandra Vitorino, Téo Eddie Marcin
  • Patent number: 11900566
    Abstract: An image capture device includes an image sensor and a processor. The image sensor is configured to capture a first plurality of frames, a second plurality of frames, and a third plurality of frames. The processor includes a first denoising layer and a second denoising layer. The first denoising layer includes a first denoiser, a second denoiser, and a third denoiser. The first denoiser is configured to denoise the first plurality of frames and output a first denoised frame. The second denoiser is configured to denoise the second plurality of frames and output a second denoised frame. The third denoiser is configured to denoise the third plurality of frames and output a third denoised frame. The second denoising layer includes a fourth denoiser. The fourth denoiser is configured to output a denoised frame based on the first denoised frame, the second denoised frame, and the third denoised frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Matias Tassano Ferrés, Thomas Nicolas Emmanuel, Julie Delon
  • Patent number: 11899472
    Abstract: Disclosed is a configuration to control automatic return of an aerial vehicle. The configuration stores a return location in a storage device of the aerial vehicle. The return location may correspond to a location where the aerial vehicle is to return. One or more sensors of the aerial vehicle are monitored during flight for detection of a predefined condition. When a predetermined condition is met a return path program may be loaded for execution to provide a return flight path for the aerial vehicle to automatically navigate to the return location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Anthony Enke
  • Patent number: 11902652
    Abstract: Features to be enabled for an image capture device may be determined based on user subscription to a feature plan and/or user usage of the image capture device. The features for the image capture device may be enabled through firmware update or code unlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Weber, Fong Tran, Ian Klassen, Vadim Polonichko
  • Patent number: 11895425
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for metadata-based cinematography, production effects, shot selection, and/or other content augmentation. Effective cinematography conveys storyline, emotion, excitement, etc. Unfortunately, most amateur filmmakers lack the knowledge and ability to create cinema quality media. Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed to, among other things, rendering media based on instantaneous metadata. Unlike traditional post-processing techniques that rely on human subjectivity, some of the various techniques described herein leverage the camera's actual experiential data to enable cinema-quality post-processing for the general consuming public. Instantaneous metadata-based cinematography and shot selection advisories and architectures are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 11894020
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for setting speed and direction of video playback may include a timeline representation of video duration. Playback speed and playback direction from a selected point of the video may be determined based on user interaction with the graphical user interface. A portion of the video to which the selected playback speed and selected playback direction is applied may be determined based on user movement of the timeline representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fortunato, Evan Kosowski, Rachael Irene Hines Thompson, Renaud Cousin, Nicolas Duponchel, Thomas Achddou, Joshua Hamill
  • Patent number: 11895377
    Abstract: A video may be presented with a timeline representation of the video. The timeline representation may enable a user to jump to different parts of the video. An action curve for the video may be presented along the timeline representation. The action curve may include values that represent different actions taken/experienced by an image capture device while capturing the video. The action curve may help the user identify/locate different parts of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Fortunato
  • Patent number: 11895390
    Abstract: Placement of a face depicted within a video may be determined. One or more stabilization options for the video may be obtained. Stabilization option(s) may include angle stabilization option, a position stabilization option, and/or a size stabilization option. The video may be stabilized based on the placement of the face and the stabilization option(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Oules
  • Publication number: 20240040251
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for stabilization and blending of exposures. So-called Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) techniques use image manipulation software to compensate for camera motion. Unfortunately, existing EIS techniques cannot compensate for artifacts introduced by low shutter speed (e.g., blurs). Various embodiments of the present disclosure generate stabilized images from multiple exposures. In one exemplary embodiment, the stabilized exposures are blended using a linear sum of the color data for each pixel of the image. By stabilizing each exposure and linearly summing the light information, the camera shake can be removed, and the scene motion blur can be controlled. The stabilization and blending techniques enable a mathematical emulation of a selected shutter angle from many high-speed exposures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Publication number: 20240037793
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for piggyback camera calibration. Existing piggybacked capture techniques use a “beauty camera” and an “action camera” to capture raw footage. The user directly applies the EIS stabilization track of a piggybacked action camera to the cinematic footage to create desired stable footage. Unfortunately, since the action camera may have been slightly offset from the cinematic video camera, the EIS stabilization data will only roughly approximate the necessary corrections. In other words, the user must manually fine tune the corrections. The disclosed embodiments use a calibration sequence to estimate a physical offset between the beauty camera and the action camera. Then, the estimated physical offset can be used to calculate an offset camera orientation for stabilizing the beauty camera. The foregoing process can be performed in-the-field before actual capture. This allows the user to check their set-up and fix any issues before capturing the desired footage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Russell, Robert McIntosh
  • Patent number: 11889174
    Abstract: An integrated image sensor and lens assembly is disclosed that includes: an image sensor assembly defining an optical axis; a lens holder; and a lens barrel. The lens holder is coupled to the image sensor assembly and includes a tubular body portion terminating in a tapered surface that extends at an angle to the optical axis. The lens barrel is coupled to the lens holder by an adhesive that is applied between the lens holder and the lens barrel such that the adhesive extends in non-perpendicular relation to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Campbell, Thomas Czepowicz
  • Patent number: 11889189
    Abstract: An image capture device may capture a video. A part of the video may include depiction of an object of interest, and another part of the video may not include depiction of the object of interest. Stabilization of the video may switch between object stabilization and movement stabilization based on whether or not the video depicts the object of interest. The part of the video depicting the object of interest may be stabilized using object stabilization. The part of the video not depicting the object of interest may be stabilized using movement stabilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Séraphin Cyrille Philippe Bonnaffé, Nicolas Rahmouni
  • Patent number: 11887210
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for image processing of spherical content via hardware acceleration components. In one embodiment, an EAC image is subdivided into facets via existing software addressing and written into the memory buffers (normally used for rectilinear cubemaps) in a graphics processing unit (GPU). The EAC facets may be translated, rotated, and/or mirrored so as to align with the expected three-dimensional (3D) coordinate space. The GPU may use existing hardware accelerator logic, parallelization, and/or addressing logic to greatly improve 3D image processing effects (such as a multi-band blend using Gaussian blurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: William Edward MacDonald, Kyler William Schwartz, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 11887632
    Abstract: Video frames of a video may be marked with visual patterns to identify individual video frames. The video may be changed by applying one or more effects to the video. The accuracy with which the changes were made to the video by the effect(s) may be determined using the visual patterns marked on the video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Baptiste Noël
  • Patent number: 11882351
    Abstract: An image head with a housing, an integrated sensor and lens assembly (ISLA), a port, and internal componentry. The housing has a front side; a rear side; a top side; and a bottom side. The ISLA extends from the front side and is configured to detect images. The port is located on the rear side that is configured to electrically connect the image head to a base when the image head is inserted into the base. The internal componentry includes: a first microphone located within the front side below the ISLA; a second microphone located within the top side of the housing; a speaker located at the bottom side of the housing; a printed circuit board in communication with the integrated sensor of the ISLA; and a memory located on the printed circuit board and configured to store the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Santos, Nicholas Vitale, Joseph Tucker
  • Patent number: 11882380
    Abstract: Positions of an image capture device may be used to determine a position-based time-lapse video frame factor. Apparent motion between pairs of images may be used to determine a visual-based time-lapse video frame rate factor. A time-lapse video frame rate for a time-lapse video may be determined based on the position-based time-lapse video frame factor and the visual-based time-lapse video frame rate factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Derbanne, Maxim Karpushin, Nicolas Rahmouni
  • Patent number: 11881629
    Abstract: An apparatus including a body and a wireless communication system. The body partially encloses a camera. The wireless communication system is integrated within or coupled to the body of the apparatus. The wireless communication system includes: a sensor, an antenna, a switching unit, a wireless communication circuit, and a controller. The sensor is configured to determine an orientation of the wireless communication system. The antenna is configured to transmit or receive wireless signals and configured to have an antenna gain and polarization. The switching unit is configured to change a configuration of the antenna gain and polarization. The wireless communication circuit is electrically coupled to the antenna to transmit or receive the wireless signals. The sensor determines the orientation of the wireless communication system related to an external wireless communication system and the switching unit changes the configuration of the antenna gain and polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Niels Bonne Larsen
  • Publication number: 20240013345
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for shared image processing among multiple devices. In one embodiment, an exemplary action camera performs a partial multiband blend. Even though the action camera may not have resources to handle the multiband blend of the entire action camera's footage, it can do a significant portion. The partially blended content can be used in ready-to-share applications, or completely blended by another device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Gladys Jocelyne Marc, Alexis Lefebvre, Cesar Douady, Guillaume Guerin
  • Patent number: 11869234
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a movable imaging assembly having a movable platform and an imaging device coupled to and movable relative to the movable platform. The method includes receiving user inputs that define an MIA position relative to a target and a frame position of the target within image frames captured by the imaging device. The user inputs include a horizontal distance, a circumferential position, and a horizontal distance that define the MIA position, and include a horizontal frame position and a vertical frame position that define the frame position. The method further includes predicting a future position of the target for a future time, and moving the MIA to be in the MIA position at the future time and moving the imaging device for the target to be in the frame position for an image frame captured at the future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Sammy Omari, Joseph A. Enke
  • Patent number: 11871108
    Abstract: A method and system for continuously supplying power to an image capture device during an image capture session are disclosed. The image capture device includes an integrated internal battery located internal to the image capture device and a removable battery connected to the image capture device. Power is provided to the image capture device from the removable battery. When the removable battery is disconnected from the image capture device, power is provided to the image capture device from the integrated internal battery. When a new removable battery is connected to the image capture device, power is provided to the image capture device from the new removable battery. Power is continuously supplied to the image capture device from the integrated internal battery while the removable battery is disconnected and replaced with the new removable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Shiva Kumar Belavadi Mallegowda, Naveen Chinya Krishnamurthy, Kevin Hinge, Rajesh Madhur, Joseph Tucker
  • Patent number: 11871105
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for field of view adjustment for image capture devices. For example, methods may include receiving a field of view selection; oversampling, using an image sensor, to obtain an image at a capture resolution that is greater than an encode resolution; determining a crop setting based on the field of view selection; cropping the image using the crop setting to obtain a cropped image; down-scaling the cropped image to obtain a scaled image at the encode resolution; encoding the scaled image at the encode resolution; and storing, displaying, or transmitting an output image based on the scaled image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ojas Gandhi, Naveen Chinya Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11867599
    Abstract: An automated control system including an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and an input device. The UAV includes: a sensor, a receiver; and memory. The memory includes a task association data including one or more tasks for execution by the UAV. The input device includes a tagging block. The tagging block allows an operator to tag an object of interest and send a tag regarding the object of interest to the UAV, via the receiver, wherein the object of interest is located within a visual field of the UAV. The sensor processes data within the visual field and the input device is configured to communicate the object of interest from the visual field tagged by the operator. The task is selected from the task association data and the UAV executes the task with respect to the object of interest from the visual field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Meier
  • Patent number: 11871111
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a processor that upsamples a vibration signal. The processor determines a correlation value. The correlation value may be based on a microphone signal, the upsampled vibration signal, or both. The processor filters the vibration signal to remove a noise portion and obtain a processed microphone signal. The processor outputs the processed microphone signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Dick, Eric Penrod, Erich Tisch
  • Patent number: 11863888
    Abstract: Flare compensation includes obtaining a dark corner intensity differences profile between a first and a second image based on a relative illumination of an area outside a first image circle of the first image and a second image circle of the second image. The dark corner intensity differences profile is obtained for a luminance (Y) component. A flare profile is obtained using an intensity differences profile and the dark corner intensity differences profile. The intensity differences profile is obtained for the Y component along a stitch line between the first image and the second image. The flare profile of the Y component is converted to an RGB flare profile. The first image is modified based on the RGB flare profile to obtain a processed first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Matthieu Guérin, Karl Krissian, Bruno César Douady
  • Patent number: 11856171
    Abstract: An image capture device continuously generates time-lapse video frames to be included within a time-lapse video using a dynamic time-lapse video frame rate, with the value of the dynamic time-lapse video frame rate changing based on activation of a trigger to change the dynamic time-lapse video frame rate. The dynamic time-lapse video frame rate alternates between different values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Rahmouni, Maxim Karpushin, Thomas Derbanne
  • Patent number: 11856361
    Abstract: A handheld image stabilization device or an image capture device includes a housing, a motor, a microphone, and a dampener. The housing includes a first port. The motor is attached to the housing. The microphone detects audio waves via the first port and vibration noise of the motor via the housing. The audio waves may include acoustic noise from the motor. The dampener is coupled to the housing. The dampener reduces the acoustic noise from the motor and the vibration noise from the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Himay Shukla, Erich Tisch, Joyce Gorny, Eric Penrod, Kielan Crow
  • Patent number: D1013762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Todd, Matthew David Thomas, Daniel J. Coster, Bessy Liang, Huy Phuong Nguyen
  • Patent number: D1014603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Alberstein, Daniel J. Coster
  • Patent number: D1014604
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Daniel J. Coster, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Bessy Liang, Jordan Todd
  • Patent number: D1015346
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