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: 10003768
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the generation of interpolated frames of video data. In one embodiment, a computerized apparatus is disclosed that includes a video data interface configured to receive frames of video data; a processing apparatus in data communication with the video data interface; and a storage apparatus in data communication with the processing apparatus. The computerized apparatus is further configured to: receive frames of captured video data; retrieve capture parameters associated with the frames of captured video data; generate optical flow parameters from the frames of captured video data; ascribe differing weights based on the capture parameters and/or the optical flow parameters; generate frames of interpolated video data for the frames of captured video data based at least in part on the ascribed weights; and compile a resultant video stream using the frames of interpolated video data and the frames of captured video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Ryan Lustig
  • Patent number: 10002641
    Abstract: A system and/or method configured to determine highlight segment sets. Content files that define content in content segment sets may be obtained. Individual highlight segment sets of content segments may be determined from the content segment sets. Determining a first highlight segment set of content segments included in the first content segment may include iterating (a)-(c) for multiple iterations. At (a), individual content segments included in the first content segment set may be selected as a selected content segment for inclusion in the first highlight segment set. At, (b) diversity scores for content segments that are (i) included in the first content segment set and (ii) not yet selected for inclusion in the first highlight segment set may be determined. At (c), one or more of the content segments may be disqualified for inclusion in the first highlight segment set for future iterations based on the diversity scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Desmond Chik, Daniel Tse, Jonathan Wills
  • Patent number: 9995990
    Abstract: A camera is configured for use with a removable camera lens cover, which can be secured to or removed from the camera by a user without the use of a tool set. The mechanism which allows the lens cover to be secured to and removed from the camera includes a set of wires embedded into the lens cover and a set of wedges protruding from the lens wall of the camera. To secure the lens cover to the camera, the lens cover is placed onto the front of the camera and rotated until the wires align with corresponding wedges, securing the wires underneath the tapered surface of the wedges. To remove the lens cover from the camera, a force is applied outward and normal to the lens cover, causing the wires to flex outward and enabling the rotation and removal of the lens cover from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Way Chet Lim, Andrew Liu, Margaret Birmingham Mittan, Daniel Lee Sobel
  • Patent number: 9998769
    Abstract: Multiple videos having individual time durations may be obtained, including a first video with a first time duration. The videos may include visual information defined by one or more electronic media files. An initial portion of the first time duration where the one or more electronic media are to be transcoded may be determined, including identifying a first moment of interest within the first video, associating the first moment of interest with a first portion of the first video having a first portion time duration, and determining the initial portion to be the first portion time duration. One or more transcoded media files may be generated during the initial portion. A request for the first video may be received from a client computing platform. In response to receipt of the request, the one or more transcoded media files may be transmitted to the client computing platform for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Cedric Fernandes
  • Patent number: 9998681
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronically controlled camera iris device. The camera iris device may include a transparent conductor layer supplying an input voltage controlling the diameter of the aperture, a transparent resistance layer providing different voltages in different regions varying based on the distance from a center point, and a diaphragm layer that can be independently controlled in different regions to block or transmit light incident on the diaphragm layer when corresponding control voltages are applied on the diaphragm layer. The camera iris device can be configured to have a desired diameter by controlling a first region of the diaphragm layer to transmit the light and a second region of the diaphragm layer outside of the first region to block the light. The diaphragm layer may include a Bragg grating layer or an Electrochromic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Campbell, Leo Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9996750
    Abstract: Video and corresponding metadata is accessed. Events of interest within the video are identified based on the corresponding metadata, and best scenes are identified based on the identified events of interest. Events of interest can be tagged within the video based on, for instance, user input, audio signals, motion vectors, and metadata corresponding to the video. A camera system can process video data based on the events of interest tagged within the video before outputting the video data. For instance, video scenes associated with tagged events of interest can be combined to form a video highlight clip. Likewise, portions of video tagged with events of interest can be encoded or stored at a higher resolution or frame rate than other portions of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 9992502
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for digital video data compression via a scalable, multi-resolution approach. In one embodiment, the video content may be encoded using a multi-resolution and/or multi-quality scalable coding approach that reduces computational and/or energy load on a client device. In one implementation, a low fidelity image is obtained based on a first full resolution image. The low fidelity image may be encoded to obtain a low fidelity bitstream. A second full resolution image may be obtained based on the low fidelity bitstream. A portion of a difference image obtained based on the second full resolution image and the first full resolution may be encoded to obtain a high fidelity bitstream. The low fidelity bitstream and the high fidelity bitstream may be provided to e.g., a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: Adeel Abbas, Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, David Newman
  • Patent number: 9992394
    Abstract: Dual-lens assemblies and cameras including dual lens-assemblies that include a first lens barrel securing a first lens having a first optical axis and a second lens barrel securing a second lens having a second optical axis are disclosed. In one dual-lens assembly, the first optical axis is approximately parallel to and spaced from the second optical axis by a lateral offset, axial lengths of the first lens barrel and the second lens barrel are approximately equal, and the first lens and the second lens are oriented in opposite directions at opposing ends of the first lens barrel and the second lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Adeel Abbas, Joshua P. Davies, William H. Tolbert
  • Patent number: 9984672
    Abstract: A noise cancellation system for an unmanned aerial vehicle may have an audio capture module, a metadata module and a filter. The audio capture module may be configured to receive an audio signal captured from a microphone, e.g., on a camera. The metadata module may be configured to retrieve noise information associated with noise generating components operating on the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The filter may be configured to receive the audio signal and noise information from the audio capture module. The filter also may be configured to retrieve a baseline profile from a database based on the noise information. The baseline profile includes noise parameter to filter out audio frequencies from the audio signal corresponding to the noise generating component. The filter may generate a filtered audio signal for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Patent number: 9984293
    Abstract: Video and corresponding metadata is accessed. Events of interest within the video are identified based on the corresponding metadata, and best scenes are identified based on the identified events of interest. A video summary can be generated including one or more of the identified best scenes. The video summary can be generated using a video summary template with slots corresponding to video clips selected from among sets of candidate video clips. Best scenes can also be identified by receiving an indication of an event of interest within video from a user during the capture of the video. Metadata patterns representing activities identified within video clips can be identified within other videos, which can subsequently be associated with the identified activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Hodulik, Jonathan Taylor
  • Patent number: 9977226
    Abstract: A spherical camera includes two oppositely-oriented lenses rigidly secured by a unibody dual-lens mount. The unibody dual-lens mount includes two lens barrel that are laterally offset from each other. Each lens barrel secures a lens and has a top, a midsection and a bottom along its axial length, where the midsection is located between the top and the bottom. A first base portion extends radially outward from the bottom of a first lens barrel to join the midsection of a second lens barrel. A second base portion extends radially outward from a bottom of the second lens barrel to join a midsection of the first lens barrel. The base portions may be approximately perpendicular to central axes of the lens barrels. Additionally, the first lens barrel can be approximately parallel to the second lens barrel, and the first base portion can be approximately parallel to the second base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua P. Davies, William H. Tolbert
  • Patent number: 9973696
    Abstract: Multiple images may be combined to obtain a composite image. Individual images may be obtained with different camera sensors and/or at different time instances. In order to obtain the composite image source images may be aligned in order to produce a seamless stitch. Source images may be characterized by a region of overlap. A disparity measure may be determined for pixels along a border region between the source images. A warp transformation may be determined using a refinement process configured to determine displacement of pixels of the border region based on the disparity. Pixel displacement at a given location may be constrained to direction configured tangential to an epipolar line corresponding to the location. The warp transformation may be propagated to pixels of the image. Spatial and/or temporal smoothing may be applied. In order to obtain refined solution, the warp transformation may be determined at multiple spatial scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine Meler, Thomas Derbanne
  • Patent number: 9973695
    Abstract: A first image sensor may generate images capturing a first portion of a capture field. The capture of images by the first image sensor may be characterized by a first rolling shutter direction. A second image sensor may generate images capturing a second portion of the capture field. The capture of images by the second image sensor may be characterized by a second rolling shutter direction. The first portion may be adjacent to the second portion. The first rolling shutter direction may be parallel to and the same as the second rolling shutter direction. A first image may be obtained from the first image sensor. A second image may be obtained from the second image sensor. A stitched image may be generated based on the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine Méler, Martin Arnoux
  • Patent number: 9973792
    Abstract: A first and second video segment may be obtained. A second video segment may be obtained. A first and second set of contextual information associated with the first and second video segments may be obtained. The first set of contextual information defining a first set of performance information characterizing performance of a first activity associated with the first video segment and the second set of contextual information defining a second set of performance information characterizing performance of a second activity associated with the second video segment. The first set of performance information and the second set of performance information may be compared. Relative performance of the first activity relative to the second activity may be determined based upon the comparison. Visual information associated with the first video segment may be generated. The visual information may be presented during presentation of the first video segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Christophe Delachanal
  • Patent number: 9972294
    Abstract: Multiple audio files may be synchronized using harmonic sound included in audio content obtained from audio tracks. Individual audio tracks are partitioned into multiple temporal windows of a first and second temporal window length. Individual audio waveforms for individual temporal windows of the first and second window length are transformed into frequency space in which energy is represented as a function of frequency. Individual pitches and magnitudes of harmonic sound determined for individual temporal windows may be compared using a multi-resolution framework to correlate pitches and harmonic energy of multiple audio tracks to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Tcheng
  • Patent number: 9973746
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting and viewing a spherical video segment is provided. The spherical video segment including tag information associated with an event of interest may be obtained. The tag information may identify a point in time and a viewing angle at which the event of interest is viewable in the spherical video segment. An orientation of a two dimensional display may be determined based upon output signals of a sensor. A display field of view within the spherical video segment may be determined and presented on the display based upon the orientation of the display. The display field of view may be captured as a two dimensional video segment. If the viewing angle of the event of interest is outside the display field of view proximate the point in time, a notification may be presented within the display field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, David Newman, Ha Phan, Timothy Bucklin, Daryl Stimm
  • Patent number: 9972066
    Abstract: Variable image projection for spherical visual content may be provided by obtaining visual information defining an image of the spherical visual content and a field of view for the spherical visual content. A location of a projection point may be determined based on the field of view. A two-dimensional projection of the spherical visual content may be determined by projecting pixels of the image within the field of view to the two-dimensional projection plane. Individuals pixels of the image may be projected along individual projection lines including the projection point and the individual pixel. Presentation of the two-dimensional projection of the spherical visual content may be effectuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Yann Gilquin
  • Patent number: 9965703
    Abstract: An algorithm for performing an image or video processing task is generated that may be used to combine a plurality of different independent solutions to the image or video processing task in an optimized manner. A plurality of base algorithms may be applied to a training set of images or video and a first generation of different combining algorithms may be applied to combine the respective solutions from each of the respective base algorithms into respective combined solutions. The respective combined solutions may be evaluated to generate respective fitness scores representing measures of how well the plurality of different combining algorithms each perform the image or video processing task. The algorithms may be iteratively updated to generate an optimized combining algorithm that may be applied to an input image or video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Ryan Lustig
  • Patent number: 9966108
    Abstract: A playback speed effect is applied to a video using a playback speed template. The playback speed template specifies playback speed ratios (i.e., ratios between playback duration and capture duration) at the highlight moment, at a template start time, and at a template end time. A video associated with a highlight tag indicating a highlight capture time of a highlight moment within the video is accessed. An input portion of the video including the highlight moment is identified. The duration of the input portion has a duration depending on the template start time and the template end time. A playback speed template is applied to the input portion. A modified video including a modified video portion is generated from the input portion of the video according to the applied playback speed template and is provided for subsequent playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Michael Matias, Otto Kenneth Sievert, Joshua Edward Bodinet
  • Patent number: 9965883
    Abstract: A unified image processing algorithm results in better post-processing quality for combined images that are made up of multiple single-capture images. To ensure that each single-capture image is processed in the context of the entire combined image, the combined image is analyzed to determine portions of the image (referred to as “zones”) that should be processed with the same parameters for various image processing algorithms. These zones may be determined based on the content of the combined image. Alternatively, these zones may be determined based on the position of each single-capture image with respect to the entire combined image or the other single-capture images. Once zones and their corresponding image processing parameters are determined for the combined image, they are translated to corresponding zones each of the single-capture images. Finally, the image processing algorithms are applied to each of the single-capture images using the zone-specified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Timothy MacMillan
  • Patent number: 9967515
    Abstract: Electronic information defining visual content within video frames may be accessed. Video frames may be ordered in a source sequence. Positions in the source sequence may be associated with playback directions. Video frames may be ordered in a playback sequence based on the playback directions. The playback sequence may characterize a playback order in which video frames are displayed during playback. Video frames in the playback sequence may be associated with playback speeds. The playback speeds may determine perceived speeds with which visual content is displayed during playback. Speed ramped video frames may be determined based on the playback sequence and the playback speeds. A speed ramped video may be generated based on the speed ramped video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Bodinet
  • Patent number: 9963243
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods for detecting an aerial vehicle landing. One method includes performing at least two of a plurality of landing tests to detect the landing of the aerial vehicle. The plurality of landing tests include a static test, a thrust test, and a shock test. Upon a detection of the landing by one of the at least two landing tests performed, the method further includes performing a free-fall test to detect a free fall of the aerial vehicle. The free fall of the aerial vehicle is a change in altitude of the aerial vehicle above an altitude change threshold. Upon a lack of a detection of the free fall by the free-fall test, the method includes setting a landed state for the aerial vehicle. Upon a detection of the free fall by the free-fall test, the method includes setting an in-air state for the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas Schmid, Jean-Bernard Berteaux, Fabio Diem, Sammy Omari, Thomas Gubler
  • Patent number: 9967457
    Abstract: Consumption information associated with a user consuming a first video segment may be obtained. The consumption information may define user engagement during a video segment and/or user response to the video segment. Consumption information associated with the user consuming a second video segment may be obtained. A first set of capture settings associated with capture of the first video segment may be obtained. A second set of capture settings associated with capture of the second video segment may be obtained. The preferences for the capture settings of the image capturing device may be determined based upon the first and second set of capture settings. Instructions may be transmitted to the image capturing device. The instructions may include the determined preferences for the capture settings and may be configured to cause the image capturing device to adjust the capture settings to the determined preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, Suejin Kim
  • Patent number: 9967580
    Abstract: A system and method disposed to enable encoding, decoding and manipulation of digital video with substantially less processing load than would otherwise required. In particular, one disclosed method is directed to generating a compressed video data structure that is selectively decodable to a plurality of resolutions including the full resolution of the uncompressed stream. The desired number of data components and the content of the data components that make up the compressed video data, which determine the available video resolutions, are variable based upon the processing carried out and the resources available to decode and process the data components. During decoding, efficiency is substantially improved because only the data components necessary to generate a desired resolution are decoded. In variations, both temporal and spatial decoding are utilized to reduce frame rates, and hence, further reduce processor load. The system and method are particularly useful for real-time video editing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Newman, Brian G. Schunck
  • Patent number: 9959604
    Abstract: The processing of RGB image data can be optimized by performing optimization operations on the image data when it is converted into the YCbCr color space. First, a raw RGB color space is converted into a YCbCr color space, and raw RGB image data is converted into YCbCr image data using the YCbCr color space. For each Y-layer of the YCbCr image data, a 2D LUT is generated. The YCbCr image data is converted into optimized CbCr image data using the 2D LUTs, and optimized YCbCr image data is generated by blending CbCr image data corresponding to multiple Y-layers. The optimized YCbCr image data is converted into sRGB image data, and a tone curve is applied to the sRGB image data to produce optimized sRGB image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Sumit Chawla, Elizabeth Torres Edwards, Kartheek Chandu, Bo Ding
  • Patent number: 9961355
    Abstract: A system and method disposed to enable encoding, decoding and manipulation of digital video with substantially less processing load than would otherwise required. In particular, one disclosed method is directed to generating a compressed video data structure that is selectively decodable to a plurality of resolutions including the full resolution of the uncompressed stream. The desired number of data components and the content of the data components that make up the compressed video data, which determine the available video resolutions, are variable based upon the processing carried out and the resources available to decode and process the data components. During decoding, efficiency is substantially improved because only the data components necessary to generate a desired resolution are decoded. In variations, both temporal and spatial decoding are utilized to reduce frame rates, and hence, further reduce processor load. The system and method are particularly useful for real-time video editing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Newman, Brian G. Schunck
  • Patent number: 9961261
    Abstract: A target image captured from a fisheye lens or other lens with known distortion parameters may be transformed to align it to a reference image. Corresponding features may be detected in the target image and the reference image. The features may be transformed to a spherical coordinate space. In the spherical space, images may be re-pointed or rotated in three dimensions to align all or a subset of the features of the target image to the corresponding features of the reference image. For example, in a sequence of images, background features of the target image in the spherical image space may be aligned to background features of the reference image in the spherical image space to compensate for camera motion while preserving foreground motion. An inverse transformation may then be applied to bring the images back into the original image space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Lustig, Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli
  • Patent number: 9961236
    Abstract: The processing of RGB image data can be optimized by performing optimization operations on the image data when it is converted into the YCbCr color space. First, a raw RGB color space is converted into a YCbCr color space, and raw RGB image data is converted into YCbCr image data using the YCbCr color space. For each Y-layer of the YCbCr image data, a 2D LUT is generated. The YCbCr image data is converted into optimized CbCr image data using the 2D LUTs, and optimized YCbCr image data is generated by blending CbCr image data corresponding to multiple Y-layers. The optimized YCbCr image data is converted into sRGB image data, and a tone curve is applied to the sRGB image data to produce optimized sRGB image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Sumit Chawla, Elizabeth Torres Edwards, Kartheek Chandu, Bo Ding
  • Patent number: 9953224
    Abstract: Systems and method of generating video summaries are presented herein. Information defining a video may be obtained. The video may include a set of frame images. Parameter values for parameters of individual frame images of the video may be determined. Interest weights for the frame images may be determined. An interest curve for the video that characterizes the video by interest weights as a function of progress through the set of frame images may be generated. One or more curve attributes of the interest curve may be identified and one or more interest curve values of the interest curve that correspond to individual curve attributes may be determined. Interest curve values of the interest curve may be compared to threshold curve values. A subset of frame images of the video to include within a video summary of the video may be identified based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wills, Daniel Tse, Desmond Chik, Brian Schunck
  • Patent number: 9953679
    Abstract: Images may be extracted from a video. The images may be grouped into image groups. Numbers and types of classified visuals within the images may be detected. Individual types of classified visuals may correspond to individual classification weights. Image classification weights for the images may be determined based on the numbers and the types of classified visuals and the individual classification weights. Interest weights for the images may be determined based on the image classification weights and the sizes of the image groups to which the individual images belong. An interest curve may be generated based on the interest weights. A retime curve may be generated based on the interest curve. Time lapse images to be included in the time lapse video may be determined based on the images and the retime curve. The time lapse video may be generated based on the time lapse images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Tse, Desmond Chik, Jonathan Wills, Mahlet Getachew, Rajvikram Singh
  • Patent number: 9946256
    Abstract: A wireless communication device may include a housing, a touch sensitive display integrally included within the housing, multiple radio frequency transceivers included within the housing, multiple input mechanisms included within the housing, and a processor included within the housing. The processor may be configured to obtain visual information captured by an image capture subsystem of the unmanned aerial vehicle, display the visual information via the touch sensitive display, detect parameters of a touch on the touch sensitive display, determine a first set of inputs based upon the parameters of the touch on the touch sensitive display, receive a second set of inputs when one or more of the multiple input mechanisms are engaged, effectuate transmission, via a first radio frequency transceiver, of instructions to the unmanned aerial vehicle based upon the first set of inputs and/or the second set of inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Yui, Sean Flanigan, Grant McCauley
  • Patent number: 9942229
    Abstract: A limited input device, such as a camera, is authenticated based on a request received from an authenticated application. The application can request an application server to provide the application with a one-time authorization code. The request includes the device identifier associated with the camera. The server stores an association between the one-time authorization code and the device identifier of the camera, and provides the application with the one-time authorization code. The application provides the camera with the one-time authorization code. The camera transmits a request for an access token to the server, the request for the access token including the one-time authorization code and the device identifier associated with the camera. The server verifies the device identifier associated with the camera with that associated with the one-time authorization code, and upon a positive verification authenticates the camera by providing the camera with the access token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hein
  • Patent number: 9940697
    Abstract: Systems and methods for capturing and/or processing of panoramic imaging content using spatial redundancy-based mapping. Panoramic imaging content may be processed using a processing pipeline that may operate on a portion of the image. Images may be transformed prior to processing. Image transformation may introduce distortion and/or data redundancy. Image partitioning for the pipeline processing may be configured based on spatial redundancy associated with the transformation. Windowing operation may include partitioning an image using non-rectangular and/or non-equal windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Adeel Abbas, David Newman
  • Patent number: 9934758
    Abstract: Capture of visual content by image sensor(s) may define a luminance of the visual content. A viewing field of view may define an extent of the visual content presented on a display. The luminance may vary as a function of a viewing field of view. A user may change the viewing field of view from a first viewing field of view to a second viewing field. A first luminance of the visual content within the first viewing field of view and a second luminance of the visual content within the second viewing field of view may be determined. A lighting effect may be applied to the visual content based on a difference between the first luminance and the second luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Julien Morat
  • Patent number: 9930234
    Abstract: A positioning system is designed to align a lens barrel with a sensor assembly. A first end of a lens barrel includes ridges along an edge. The sensor assembly includes a recessed channel with reciprocal ridges for mating with the ridges of the lens barrel. The sensor assembly also includes a plurality of shim platforms structured, each structured to position a wedge shaped shim, the wedge shaped shim including a flat bottom to slide on the shim platform and raise or lower the lens barrel relative to the reciprocal ridges on which the lens barrel rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Campbell, Leo Baldwin, Gary Fong
  • Patent number: 9930271
    Abstract: A processing device generates composite images from a sequence of images. The composite images may be used as frames of video. A foreground/background segmentation is performed at selected frames to extract a plurality of foreground object images depicting a foreground object at different locations as it moves across a scene. The foreground object images are stored to a foreground object list. The foreground object images in the foreground object list are overlaid onto subsequent video frames that follow the respective frames from which they were extracted, thereby generating a composite video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Ryan Lustig
  • Patent number: 9930231
    Abstract: A camera housing includes a frame having sides configured to secure a camera along an outer perimeter of the camera, one of the sides of the frame including a split within the frame. The camera housing also includes a latch mechanism extending along the frame from a first side of the split to a second side of the split, the latch mechanism operable in a closed configuration and an open configuration. A first distance between the first side of the split and the second side of the split when the latch mechanism is in the closed configuration is less than a second distance between the first side of the split and the second side of the split when the latch mechanism is in the open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Aaron Clearman, Rudy Lucas Samuels, Richard Gioscia
  • Patent number: 9922398
    Abstract: Spherical visual content represented in an image space may be obtained. The spherical visual content may have been captured by image sensor(s) during a time duration. The spherical visual content may include phenomena caused by motion of the image sensor(s) and/or optical components that guide light onto the image sensor(s). A capture path taken by the image sensor(s) during the time duration may be determined. The capture path may reflect positions and orientations of the image sensor(s) during the time duration. A smoothed path may be determined based on the capture path. The smoothed path may have smoother changes in positions and/or orientations than the capture path. The image space may be warped based on a difference between the capture path and the smoothed path. The stabilized visual content may be determined by projecting the spherical visual content represented in the warped image space to a spherical projection space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexandre Jenny
  • Patent number: 9922387
    Abstract: Media capture apparatus and methods for obtaining metadata. Metadata may be collected and stored in a container independent of audio and/or image (media) content. Some container implementations may be configured to store metadata for a given interval, and media content for a portion of the interval. In action camera implementations, metadata may provide a context related to time, physical conditions of a person, location, surroundings of the video capture. In event recording applications, the metadata container may provide information related to a timeline of the event, environmental conditions, proximity of other capture devices. Metadata may be utilized for processing, viewing, and/or sharing of media content. Individual capture devices may communicate and/or combine metadata to one another in order to expand metadata content. Metadata, video and/or images may be shared between users and/or devices using a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Newman, Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer
  • Patent number: 9922682
    Abstract: Electronic information defining visual content within video frames for playback may be accessed. The electronic information may be divided into electronic information parts defining separate temporal segments of the visual content. Headers may be generated and appended to the electronic information parts. The headers may include locators indicating locations of video frames in the electronic information parts. Two or more of the electronic information parts may be combined into combined electronic information. The combined electronic information may include a combine header. The combined header may include locators indicating locations of video frames in the combined electronic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Bodinet
  • Patent number: 9915855
    Abstract: The spring loaded mount adapter couples with a camera system to affix the position of the camera system. The spring loaded mount adapter includes multiple raised members that, at a resting configuration, are designed to couple with extensions of the camera frame and prevent the camera system from displacing. A user may decouple the camera system from the spring loaded mount adapter by providing a user input to multiple input mechanisms of the spring loaded mount adapter. In doing so, the applied force movably displaces the multiple raised members, thereby eliminating their coupling with the camera system. The camera system may be conveniently removed in response to the user provided input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Yusuke Miyashita
  • Patent number: 9916822
    Abstract: A derivative track for an audio track may be generated. An audio track duration of the audio track may be partitioned into partitions of a partition size. A current partition may be compared to remaining partitions of the audio track. Audio information for the current partition may be correlated to audio information for remaining partitions to determine a correlated partition for the current partition from among the remaining partitions of the track duration. The correlated partition determined may be identified as most likely to represent the same sound as the current partition. This comparison process may be performed iteratively for individual ones of the remaining partitions. One or more regions of the audio track may be identified. Individual regions may include multiple correlated partitions that are temporally adjacent along the audio track duration. One or more partitions within one or more regions may be removed to generate the derivative track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Tcheng
  • Patent number: 9916863
    Abstract: Video information defining video content may be accessed. The video content may include video frames. Motion vectors for the video frames may be determined. The motion vectors may represent motion of one or more visuals captured within individual video frames. A transformation matrix for the video frames may be determined based on the motion vectors. The transformation matrix may characterize rigid transformations between pairs of the video frames. Shakiness metrics for the video frames may be determined based on the transformation matrix. A shakiness threshold may be obtained. One or more of the video frames may be identified based on the shakiness metrics, the shakiness threshold, and algorithms with hysteresis or finite-state machines. A video summary of the video content may be generated. The video summary may include the one or more identified video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Medioni, Vincent Garcia
  • Patent number: D812126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paterson, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Ryan Harrison
  • Patent number: D816751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Harrison, Christopher Aaron Clearman, Seungheon Lee, Joseph Chun
  • Patent number: D818966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paterson, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Ryan Harrison
  • Patent number: D819116
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Paterson
  • Patent number: D819117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Heon Lee, Ryan Harrison
  • Patent number: D819118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Mark E. Costa, Ryan Harrison, Theresa Loney Casarez
  • Patent number: D819328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: John George Muhlenkamp, IV