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: 10997693
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing of high resolution content so as to obey desired encoder constraints. In one embodiment, the method includes capturing high resolution imaging spherical content; mapping the spherical content to another frame of reference (e.g., a non-uniform mapping and scaling) splitting up the mapped and scaled content into respective portions; feeding the split up portions to respective imaging encoders; packing encoded content from the respective imaging encoders into an A/V container; and storing and/or transmitting the A/V container. In one variant, the mapping and scaling are chosen to enable rendering of 1080P content in a desired scope or range (e.g., 360 degrees) using commodity encoder hardware and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Newman, Cesar Douady
  • Patent number: 10999528
    Abstract: An image capture device includes an image capture module and a base module. The image capture module is releasably connectable to the base module. The image capture module includes an integrated image sensor and optical component for capturing image data. The base module includes a processor. The processor is configured and the base module is calibrated based on identification data provided by the image capture module when releasably connected to the base module. The image information and identification data may be wirelessly transferred from the image capture module to the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ingrid A. Cotoros, Nicholas D. Woodman, Sandor Lee Barna, Jonathan Stern
  • Patent number: 10997697
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for applying motion blur to overcapture content. In one embodiment, the motion blur is applied by selecting a number of frames of the captured image content for application of motion blur; selecting a plurality of pixel locations within the number of frames of the captured image content for the application of motion blur; applying motion blur to the captured image content in accordance with the selected number of frames and the selected plurality of pixel locations; and outputting the captured image content with the applied motion blur. In some implementations, motion blur is applied via implementation of a virtualized neutral density filter. Computerized devices and computer-readable apparatus for the application of motion blur are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 10999483
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a light-field camera and display system. In one embodiment, a light-field camera and display apparatus is provided, which may include a display screen and photosensor layer. In one variant, the display screen includes a plurality of pinholes or microlenses and a plurality of pixels configured according to a certain configuration. Additionally, in one variant, the photosensor layer includes multiple arrays of photosensors implemented to capture light that travels through the pinholes or microlenses. Yet additionally, methods for operating and calibrating the light-field camera and display apparatus are provided. In one embodiment, logic is provided which subtracts leakage light from the generated image that is displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 10999504
    Abstract: An image capture device may include one or more optical elements. One or more lens covers may be used to cover the optical element(s). Usage of the lens cover(s) with respect to the optical element(s) may be determined. The operation of the image capture device may be changed based on whether the lens cover(s) are on or off the optical element(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Vacquerie, César Douady
  • Patent number: 10999512
    Abstract: Images may be obtained using a moving camera comprised of two or more rigidly mounted image sensors. Camera motion may change camera orientation when different portions of an image are captured. Pixel acquisition time may be determined based on image exposure duration and position of the pixel in the image array (pixel row index). Orientation of the sensor may at the pixel acquisition time instance may be determined. Image transformation may be performed wherein a given portion of the image may be associated with a respective transformation characterized by the corrected sensor orientation. In some implementations of panoramic image acquisition, multiple source images may be transformed to, e.g., equirectangular plane, using sensor orientation that is corrected for the time of pixel acquisition. Use of orientation correction may improve quality of stitching by, e.g., reducing contrast of border areas between portions of the transformed image obtained by different image sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Antoine Meler
  • Patent number: 10999666
    Abstract: An audio capture device for a submersible camera including a supporting structure to prevent a waterproof membrane from deflecting beyond a point that will cause damage to the membrane. A microphone assembly includes a microphone for detecting ambient sound and generating an electrical signal representing the ambient sound. The microphone assembly is covered by a waterproof membrane to prevent water from reaching the microphone assembly. One or more supporting rings near the waterproof membrane prevents the waterproof membrane from deflecting more than a threshold deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Magnus Hansson
  • Patent number: 10999516
    Abstract: An image capture device may buffer video footage in a memory buffer before a command to record video is received. The image capture device may present a progression of color along a path to reflect the amount of buffered video footage. When the command to record the video is received, the video may be generated to include both buffered video footage and the video footage captured after the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adam McCauley, Michael Adkins Knott
  • Patent number: 10999527
    Abstract: An image capture device may capture two hemispherical views of a scene. The two hemispherical view of the scene may be stitched along a stitch line. The image capture device may be rotated to align the stitch line with a mid-line of a panoramic field of view of the scene. Separate exposure settings may be used to capture the two hemispherical views of the scene, with the exposure settings increasing the dynamic range of the scene depicted within the panoramic field of view of the scene. The panoramic field of view of the scene may be punched out as panoramic visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Matthieu Guérin
  • Patent number: 10992880
    Abstract: Multiple framings of a video may define different positionings of a viewing window at different moments within the video. The positionings of the viewing window defined by the multiple framings may be used as fixed positionings of the viewing window in a viewing path. The viewing path may define changes in the positioning of the viewing window between the fixed positionings. A presentation of the video may be generated to include the extents of the video within the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, Kyler William Schwartz, William Edward MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10990263
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for trimming a video may include a timeline representation of a duration of the video. A trim duration for the video may be selected based on movement of the timeline representation. The amount of time represented by a portion of the timeline representation may be independent of the duration of the video. The movement of the timeline representation may correspond to moment through the duration of the video at a constant scale regardless of the duration of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fortunato, Joshua Hamill, Evan Kosowski, Rachael Irene Hines Thompson
  • Patent number: 10992881
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for stitching images, or re-stitching previously stitched images. Specifically, the disclosed systems in one implementation save stitching information and/or original overlap source data during an original stitching process. During subsequent retrieval, rendering, and/or display of the stitched images, the originally stitched image can be flexibly augmented, and/or re-stitched to improve the original stitch quality. Practical applications of the disclosed solutions enable, among other things, a user to create and stitch a wide field of view (FOV) panorama from multiple source images on a device with limited processing capability (such as a mobile phone or other capture device). Moreover, post-processing stitching allows for the user to convert from one image projection to another without fidelity loss (or with an acceptable level of loss).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Gopro, Inc.
    Inventors: Adeel Abbas, Cesar Douady, Timothy MacMillan
  • Patent number: 10991396
    Abstract: Video information defining video content may be accessed. Music information defining a music track providing an accompaniment for video content may be accessed. The music track may have pulses and one or more music events. Individual music events may correspond to different moments within the music track. One or more music events may be individually classified into one or more categories based on intensities of one or pulses occurring within the music event. One or more visual effects may be selected for different moments within the music track based on the categories of the music events. One or more visual effects may be applied to the video content. One or more visual effects may be applied to one or more moments within the video content aligned to one or more different moments within the music track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Patry, Guillaume Oulès
  • Patent number: 10992915
    Abstract: Video information and sensor information may be obtained. The video information may define spherical video content having a progress length. The spherical video content may define visual content viewable from a point a view as a function of progress through the progress length of the spherical video content. The spherical video content may be captured by one or more image capture devices. The sensor information may characterize capture of the spherical video content. A viewing direction for the spherical video content may be determined based on the sensor information and/or other information. The viewing direction may define a direction of view for the spherical video content from the point of view as the function of progress through the progress length of the spherical video content. The spherical video content may be presented on a display based on the viewing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Vaden, Ingrid A. Cotoros, Scott Novell, Valérian Dottel, Guillaume Tilloux, Loïc Bailliard, Loïc Lanoir
  • Patent number: 10992989
    Abstract: Video information may define video content. The video content may be characterized by capture information. A remote device may transmit at least a portion of the capture information to a computing device. The computing device may identify one or more portions of the video content based on the transmitted capture information. The remote device may receive the identification of the identified portion(s) of the video content from the computing device. The remote device may stream one or more portions of the video information defining at least some of the identified portion(s) of the video content to the computing device. The streamed video information may enable the computing devices to provide a presentation of at least some of the identified portion(s) of the video content using a buffer of the streamed video information, which may allow the computing device to present the video content without permanently storing the video information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Noel, Jean Caille, Matthieu Bouron, Francescu Santoni
  • Patent number: 10992866
    Abstract: A method for stabilizing an imaging device with an image stabilization device includes setting a setpoint of the imaging device to a default setpoint, the setpoint corresponds to an orientation of the imaging device; stabilizing the imaging device with the image stabilization device according to the default setpoint; determining whether a flip condition exists; in response to determining that the flip condition exists, stopping operation of the image stabilization device so that the default setpoint is no longer maintained and the imaging device is not stabilized; and in response to determining that the flip condition does not exist, maintaining the default setpoint to stabilize the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Gohl, Thomas Gubler, Axel Murguet, Garance Bruneau
  • Patent number: 10992899
    Abstract: An image capture device may capture visual content using a capture setting. A machine-readable optical code conveying the capture setting may be generated. The machine-readable optical code may convey the capture setting such that an image capture device capturing an image including the machine-readable optical code: (1) identifies the machine-readable optical code within the image; (2) determines the capture setting conveyed by the machine-readable optical code; and (3) stores the capture setting for use in visual content capture. A graphical user interface may enable a user to associate the machine-readable optical code with the visual content. The association of the machine-readable optical code with the visual content may cause subsequent presentation of the visual content to include presentation of the machine-readable optical code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Grant Adam McCauley
  • Patent number: 10986253
    Abstract: A camera housing includes an integrated expansion module for providing expanded functionality to a camera (e.g., a display screen, a microphone, a battery, etc.). Different embodiments of the housing include different expansion modules for adding a variety of features to the camera when the camera is placed in the housing. Thus, a user may modify features of a camera by swapping the housing. Furthermore, a user may add a feature to an existing camera without needing to purchase a new camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas D. Woodman
  • Patent number: 10984777
    Abstract: A camera includes one or more microphone pairs. A first microphone (e.g., a main microphone) is ported to the outside of the camera and captures the desired external audio signal, but may also capture undesired vibrational noise. A second microphone has a similar structure to the first microphone, but is not ported to the outside of the camera. Instead, the second microphone is ported into an enclosed cavity (e.g., 1-2 cubic centimeters in volume). The second microphone may pick up the same vibration excitation and internal acoustic noise as the first microphone but very little of the desired external acoustic sounds around the camera. The unwanted noise can then be removed by subtracting the second audio signal from the second microphone from the main audio signal from the main microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich Tisch, Fabrice Barbier, Magnus Hansson
  • Patent number: 10977846
    Abstract: A mapping system receives sensor data from an unmanned aerial vehicle. The mapping system further receives images from a camera of the unmanned aerial vehicle. The mapping system determines an altitude of the camera based on the sensor data. The mapping system calculates a footprint of the camera based on the altitude of the camera and a field of view of the camera. The mapping system constructs a localized map based on the images and the footprint of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Anthony Enke
  • Patent number: 10972661
    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: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine Meler, Thomas Derbanne
  • Patent number: 10972657
    Abstract: A spherical image capture device may include two lenses, which may be protected by lens covers. During capture of visual content, usage of the lens covers may be checked to determine whether one or both of the lenses are covered by lens covers. Based on one or both of the lenses being covered by lens covers, an alarm may be generated to notify the user about the lens covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Shiva Kumar Belavadi Mallegowda
  • Patent number: 10969660
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for replaceable outer lenses for use in water. For example, an image capture device may include a lens barrel in a body of the image capture device; a replaceable lens structure mountable on the body of the image capture device, the replaceable lens structure including a first set of two or more stacked lenses, including a first outer lens, and a first retaining ring configured to fasten the first set of two or more stacked lenses against a first end of the lens barrel in a first arrangement, wherein the first set of two or more stacked lenses is configured to collimate light incident on the first outer lens when the first outer lens is underwater at an interface between the lens barrel and the first replaceable lens structure; and an image sensor mounted within the body at a second end of the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ingrid Cotoros, Ian Griggs, Peiqian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10970552
    Abstract: Image analysis includes obtaining, from an image signal processor, image processing information corresponding to a previously processed image, obtaining scene classification information for an input image based on the image processing information, generating a processed image by processing the input image based on the scene classification information, and outputting the processed image. The image processing information includes automatic white balance correction information and obtaining the scene classification information includes obtaining the scene classification information based on the automatic white balance correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Leroy, Adrien Cariou, Miguel Marques, Julien Caron, Bruno Faure, Stéphane Belardi
  • Patent number: 10966017
    Abstract: An image capture device may include a sensor, a microphone array, and a processor. The microphone array may include a first microphone, a second microphone, a third microphone, or any combination thereof. The first microphone may be configured to face a first direction. The second microphone may be configured to face a second direction. The second direction may be diametrically opposed to the first direction. The third microphone may be configured to face a third direction. The third direction may be substantially perpendicular to the first direction, the second direction, or both. The processor may be configured to determine a microphone capture pattern. The microphone capture pattern may be determined based on data obtained from the sensor. The sensor data may include image data, audio data, image capture device orientation data, location data, accelerometer data, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hardin, Erich Tisch, Eric Penrod
  • Patent number: 10965874
    Abstract: An image capture device may include an image sensor configured to capture an image and processing apparatus. The processing apparatus may be configured to obtain data and associate a function for each of the obtained data. The processing apparatus may be configured to store each function instance as analytic data. The processing apparatus may determine an analytic trigger occurrence and determine if the analytic trigger occurrence is greater than a function instance threshold. The processing apparatus may be configured to display a notification based on the analytic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adam McCauley, Jason Short
  • Patent number: 10965868
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for encoding and decoding image data based on one or more parameters. In one embodiment, various spatial portions or regions of image data (e.g., a still or moving image) are weighted according to the perceived or measured quality. Processing for these weighted regions can be selectively altered or adjusted so as to optimize one or more operational parameters including for example processing and/or memory requirements, or speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Adeel Abbas, Sumit Chawla
  • Patent number: 10957359
    Abstract: Video information defining video content may be obtained. The video content may include video frames and may have a progress length. The video frames may be encoded into video packets, with the video packets being of particular sizes. One or more size criteria for detecting a given moment within the video content may be obtained. The sizes of the video packets may be compared with the one or more size criteria. One or more sets of the video packets that satisfy the one or more size criteria may be identified. One or more portions of the video content having video frames defined by the set(s) of video packets that satisfy the one or more size criteria may be identified as the given moment within the video content. Storage of the identification of the given moment within the video content in a storage medium may be effectuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Médioni, Vincent Garcia
  • Patent number: 10955730
    Abstract: A multi-configuration mounting system has been disclosed. The multi-configuration mounting system comprises an adapter configured to couple to a first device, and a receptacle defining an opening within a surface of the adapter. The receptacle receives a tab of a clip housing that secures a second device, thereby forming an interference fit between the tab and the receptacle to couple the second device to the first device via the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Yap, Joshua T. Druker
  • Patent number: 10953983
    Abstract: A pipeline in a controller may be configured to interface between sensors and actuators. The pipeline may include elements such as drivers, filters, a combine, estimators, controllers, a mixer, and actuator controllers. The drivers may receive sensor data and pre-process the received sensor data. The filters may filter the pre-processed sensor data to generate filtered sensor data. The combine may package the filtered sensor data to generate packaged sensor data. The estimators may determine estimates of a position of a vehicle based on the packaged sensor data. The controllers may generate control signals based on the determined estimates. The mixer may modify the generated control signals based on limitations of the vehicle. The actuator controllers may generate actuator control signals based on the modified control signals to drive the actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Anthony Enke
  • Patent number: 10958840
    Abstract: Visual content is captured by an image capture device during a capture duration. The image capture devices experiences change in position during the capture duration. The trajectory of the image capture device is smoothed based on a look ahead of the trajectory. A punchout of the visual content is determined based on the smoothed trajectory. The punchout of the visual content is used to generate stabilized visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar Douady, Thomas Derbanne, Maxim Karpushin
  • Patent number: 10958837
    Abstract: A first portion of a first video segment may be obtained from a user. A second portion of a second video segment may be obtained from the user. The first portion and the second portion may be aggregated to form an aggregated video segment. A first set of capture settings associated with capture of the first portion may be obtained. A second set of capture settings associated with capture of the second portion may be obtained. Preferences for capture settings of an 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: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, Suejin Kim
  • Publication number: 20210084200
    Abstract: An image capture device may include an image sensor, a processor, and a memory. The image sensor may be configured to obtain an image. The processor may be configured to generate a grid on the image. The grid may include one or more vertices. The one or more vertices may be used to form tiles. The processor may be configured to determine a flare level of each vertex. The processor may be configured to assign a maximum flare level for each tile of the image. The processor may be configured to sort the tiles. The tiles may be sorted based on the maximum flare level of each tile. The processor may be configured to apply a flare compensation to a subset of the tiles to obtain a processed image. The processed image may have reduced flare artifacts or no flare artifacts. The processed image may be stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno César Douady, Guillaume Matthieu Guérin, Eric Chasseur
  • Patent number: 10944936
    Abstract: A camera system capable of capturing images of an event in a dynamic environment includes two microphones configured to capture stereo audio of the event. The microphones are on orthogonal surfaces of the camera system. Because the microphones are on orthogonal surfaces of the camera system, the camera body can impact the spatial response of the two recorded audio channels differently, leading to degraded stereo recreation if standard beam forming techniques are used. The camera system includes tuned beam forming techniques to generate multi-channel audio that more accurately recreates the stereo audio by compensating for the shape of the camera system and the orientation of microphones on the camera system. The tuned beam forming techniques include optimizing a set of beam forming parameters, as a function of frequency, based on the true spatial response of the recorded audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhinian Jing, Joyce Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 10944906
    Abstract: A camera system includes a lens assembly and image processing electronics internal to the camera housing and thermally coupled to the battery assembly. The battery assembly is sensitive to low ambient temperatures and may become damaged if the temperature of the assembly becomes sufficiently low. The camera system comprises a thermal management system that dissipates heat from electronic components of the camera to increase or maintain the temperature of the battery assembly. The thermal management configures the electronic components in different modes to create a step-wise increase of the resistive heat generated in the camera system and thereby increase the temperature of the components in the camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Woodman, Ihab A. Ali, Todd Gotham
  • Patent number: 10942528
    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: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Anthony Enke
  • Patent number: 10931868
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for instant capture of content are described. A method may include placing an image capture device in an aware state and capturing aware state data. The aware state may include enabling low power sensors or entering the image capture into an event mode. A content capture opportunity is automatically determined from the captured aware state data. The aware state data may be image information and a classifier classifies the image information. The aware state data may be position data for the image capture device and when the image capture device is in a capture position, the image capture device may instantly capture image information. An image capture device mode is automatically selected for the content capture opportunity and content is automatically captured with the selected image capture device mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew David Sonenblick, Ojas Gandhi, Naveen Chinya Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 10928711
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a body, electronic components contained in the body, and two finger members. The two finger members movable relative to the body between an extended state and a collapsed state. In the extended state, the two finger members extend outward from the body for receipt by a mount of an external support. In the collapsed state, the two finger members are collapsed toward the body. In the extended state, the two finger members may extend parallel with each other for receipt in parallel slots of the mount of the external support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Vitale, John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Marco Marroquin, Nicholas D. Woodman, Kielan C. Crow
  • Patent number: 10931851
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for image signal processing. For example, methods may include receiving a first image from a first image sensor; receiving a second image from a second image sensor; determining an electronic rolling shutter correction mapping for the first image and the second image; determining a parallax correction mapping based on the first image and the second image for stitching the first image and the second image; determining a warp mapping based on the parallax correction mapping and the electronic rolling shutter correction mapping, wherein the warp mapping applies the electronic rolling shutter correction mapping after the parallax correction mapping; applying the warp mapping to image data based on the first image and the second image to obtain a composite image; and storing, displaying, or transmitting an output image that is based on the composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno César Douady-Pleven, Antoine Meler, Christophe Clienti
  • Patent number: 10924636
    Abstract: An image capture device may capture video frames while experiencing motion. The video frames may be stored in a visual track, and rotational positions of the image capture device may be stored in a rotational position track. The visual track and the rotational position track may not be temporally aligned. A looping stabilized view of the view frames and a synchronization adjustment option may be presented on a display. The synchronization adjustment option may enable user modification of timing of the rotational positions stored within the rotational position track. Timing modification of the rotational positions may cause changes in the looping stabilized view, which may be used as feedback on whether the synchronization between the visual track and the rotational position track is being improved or not by the timing modification of the rotational positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McIntosh, Andrew Russell
  • Patent number: 10921946
    Abstract: A viewing window for a spherical video may define which extents of the spherical video are viewable. Abrupt changes in the extents defined by the viewing window may result in non-smooth views of the spherical video, such as stagger, jitter, and/or other jerky motions being included in the views of the spherical video. Changes in the extents defined by the viewing window may be smoothed to provide smoother views of the spherical video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, William Edward MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10924674
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for image signal processing. For example, methods may include determining a sequence of orientation estimates based on sensor data from one or more motion sensors; based on the sequence of orientation estimates, invoking a mechanical stabilization system to reject motions of an image sensor occurring within a first operating bandwidth with an upper cutoff frequency; receiving an image from the image sensor; based on the sequence of orientation estimates, invoking an electronic image stabilization module to correct the image for rotations of the image sensor occurring within a second operating bandwidth with a lower cutoff frequency to obtain a stabilized image, wherein the lower cutoff frequency is greater than the upper cutoff frequency; and storing, displaying, or transmitting an output image based on the stabilized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Enke, Stepan Moskovchenko, Benjamin P. Tankersley, Adam Fenn, Nenad Uzunovic
  • Patent number: 10923154
    Abstract: A system and/or method configured to determine highlight segments. Content files that define content in a content segment set may be obtained. A highlight segment set may be determined from the content segment set. Determining the highlight segment set may include iterating (a)-(c) for multiple iterations. At (a), individual content segments included in the content segment set may be selected as a selected content segment for inclusion in the highlight segment set. At, (b) diversity scores for content segments that are (i) included in the content segment set and (ii) not yet selected for inclusion in the highlight segment set may be determined. At (c), one or more of the content segments may be disqualified for inclusion in the highlight segment set for future iterations based on the diversity scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Desmond Chik, Daniel Tse, Jonathan Wills
  • Patent number: 10915568
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure are generally directed to receiving, a plurality of items of digital content from one or more data sources associated with a user, providing a plurality of clusters of digital content, each cluster including one or more items of digital content of the plurality of items of digital content, for a cluster: determining a goodness measure for each item of digital content within the cluster, the goodness measure being at least partially based on metadata associated with a respective item of digital content, and selecting at least one item of digital content from the cluster for inclusion in the media presentation, and providing the media presentation for display on a computing device of the user, the media presentation including the at least one item of digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Trey Moore, Augustine Vidal Pedraza, IV, Florian Denis, Jean Caillé
  • Patent number: 10917544
    Abstract: An image capture device is disclosed that includes: a body; first and second image capture devices supported within the body so as to define respective, overlapping first and second fields-of-view; and a thermal spreader. The first image capture device includes a first integrated sensor-lens assembly (ISLA) with a first image sensor and a first lens, and the second image capture device includes a second ISLA with a second image sensor and a second lens. The first lens faces in a first direction, and is positioned to receive and direct light onto the first image sensor, and the second lens faces in a second direction, and is positioned to receive and direct light onto the second image sensor, wherein the second direction is generally opposite to the first direction. The thermal spreader extends between, and is connected to, the first and second ISLAs, and is configured to transfer heat therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Monika Sharma
  • Patent number: 10914419
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic gimbal with camera and mounting configuration. The gimbal can include an inertial measurement unit which can sense the orientation of the camera and three electronic motors which can manipulate the orientation of the camera. The gimbal can be removably coupled to a variety of mount platforms, such as an aerial vehicle, a handheld grip, or a rotating platform. Moreover, a camera can be removably coupled to the gimbal and can be held in a removable camera frame. Also disclosed is a system for allowing the platform, to which the gimbal is mounted, to control settings of the camera or to trigger actions on the camera, such as taking a picture, or initiating the recording of a video. The gimbal can also provide a connection between the camera and the mount platform, such that the mount platform receives images and video content from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Noriaki Saika, Ryan Harrison, Joshua Todd Druker, Himay Rashmikant Shukla, Nenad Uzunovic, Edward Gordon Russell, Gary Fong
  • Patent number: D911411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Coster, Bessy Liang, Huy Phuong Nguyen, John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Jordan Todd
  • Patent number: D911412
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Alberstein, Daniel J. Coster
  • Patent number: D911418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Yap, Evan L. Coons, Joshua P. Davies, Richard Gioscia, Seungheon Lee
  • Patent number: D912120
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua T. Druker, Matthew David Thomas, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Bessy Liang, Daniel J. Coster