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

  • GoPro Patents Granted: GoPro patents that have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • GoPro Patent Applications: GoPro patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Patent number: 9769364
    Abstract: An audio capture system for a sports camera includes at least one “enhanced” microphone and at least one “reference” microphone. The enhanced microphone includes a drainage enhancement feature to enable water to drain from the microphone more quickly than the reference microphone. A microphone selection controller selects between the microphones based on a microphone selection algorithm to enable high quality in conditions where the sports camera transitions in and out of water during activities such as surfing, water skiing, swimming, or other wet environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhinian Jing, Ke Li
  • Patent number: 9761278
    Abstract: Contextual parameters of digital media content may be obtained. The digital media content may be associated with a content capture user and/or an end user. Editing parameters having values defining one or more editing attributes, including one or more selected moments of interest, of an edited version of the digital media content may be received. Individual post-capture user profiles may include expertise attributes associated with individual post-capture users. A set of post-capture users may be identified as potential matches for creating the edited version of the digital media content based upon one or more of values of contextual parameters, editing parameters, one or more expertise attributes of the post-capture user profiles, and/or other information. The set of post-capture users may be presented to the content capture user and/or the end user for selection of one of the post-capture users to create the edited version of the digital media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Turley, Stephen Grove
  • Patent number: 9758246
    Abstract: A first pattern associated with a performer may be recognized based upon visual information. A sensor carried by an unmanned aerial vehicle may be configured to generate output signals conveying the visual information. A first distance may be determined between the first pattern and the unmanned aerial vehicle. A second pattern associated with a performee may be recognized based upon the visual information. A second distance may be determined between the second pattern and the unmanned aerial vehicle. Flight control may be adjusted based upon the first distance and the second distance. A flight control subsystem may be configured to provide the flight control for the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Lema, Shu Ching Ip
  • Patent number: 9760768
    Abstract: A spherical content capture system captures spherical video content. A spherical video sharing platform enables users to share the captured spherical content and enables users to access spherical content shared by other users. In one embodiment, captured metadata or video/audio processing is used to identify content relevant to a particular user based on time and location information. The platform can then generate an output video from one or more shared spherical content files relevant to the user. The output video may include a non-spherical reduced field of view such as those commonly associated with conventional camera systems. Particularly, relevant sub-frames having a reduced field of view may be extracted from each frame of spherical video to generate an output video that tracks a particular individual or object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy MacMillan, David A. Newman, Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 9756249
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and a method for determining enabling or disabling electronic image stabilization (EIS) for a video frame. An image sensor of a camera system captures a video stream that comprises a plurality of video frames. An image processor determines availability of a computational resource that may process application of EIS on each video frame. Simultaneously, the image processor receives motion data of the camera system from a gyroscope. Based on the computational resource availability, a motion frequency threshold is determined. Based on the gyroscope motion data, a motion frequency of each video frame is estimated. The estimated motion frequency is compared to the determined motion frequency threshold. If the estimated motion frequency is greater than the determined motion frequency threshold, application of EIS is disabled. If the estimated motion frequency is less than or equal to the determined motion frequency threshold, application of EIS is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Loic Segapelli
  • Patent number: 9756250
    Abstract: An image sensor of a camera system captures an image over an image capture interval of time, and waits a blanking interval of time before capturing an additional image. The captured image is provided to a frame controller, and is buffered until an image signal processor accesses the captured image. The image signal processor processes the accessed image over an image processing interval of time, producing a processed image. The image processing interval of time is selected to be greater than the image capture interval of time, but less than the sum of the image capture interval of time and the blanking interval of time. By reducing the image capture interval of time but maintaining an image processing interval of time, rolling shutter artifacts are beneficially reduced without increasing the processing resources or power required by the image signal processor to process the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Mobbs, Scott Patrick Campbell, David A. Newman, Kasturi Rangam, Sumit Chawla
  • Patent number: 9754159
    Abstract: A spherical content capture system captures spherical video content. A spherical video sharing platform enables users to share the captured spherical content and enables users to access spherical content shared by other users. In one embodiment, captured metadata or video/audio processing is used to identify content relevant to a particular user based on time and location information. The platform can then generate an output video from one or more shared spherical content files relevant to the user. The output video may include a non-spherical reduced field of view such as those commonly associated with conventional camera systems. Particularly, relevant sub-frames having a reduced field of view may be extracted from each frame of spherical video to generate an output video that tracks a particular individual or object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy MacMillan, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 9756281
    Abstract: Multiple video recordings may be synchronized using audio features of the recordings. A synchronization process may compare energy tracks of each recording within a multi-resolution framework to correlate audio features of one recording to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David K. Tcheng
  • Patent number: 9754349
    Abstract: A system determines for each color channel of each portion of the image, a corresponding adjustment value to apply to the color channel to correct for a color irregularity. The system determines a corrected adjustment value based on a difference between twice the pixel value and the maximum saturation value. If the adjustment value as applied is larger than the corrected adjustment value, the system applies the adjustment value to the corresponding color channel of the image portion to produce the adjusted color channel. Otherwise, the system applies the corrected adjustment to the corresponding color channel of the image portion to produce an adjusted color channel. The system generates a modified image based on the adjusted color channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Cesar Douady-Pleven, Michael Serge André Kraak, Guillaume Matthieu Guerin, Thomas Nicolas Emmanuel Veit
  • Patent number: 9749738
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for generating a model of the geometric relationships between various audio sources recorded by a multi-camera system. The spatial audio scene module associates source signals, extracted from recorded audio, of audio sources to visual objects identified in videos recorded by one or more cameras. This association may be based on estimated positions of the audio sources based on relative signal gains and delays of the source signal received at each microphone. The estimated positions of audio sources are tracked indirectly by tracking the associated visual objects with computer vision. A virtual microphone module may receive a position for a virtual microphone and synthesize a signal corresponding to the virtual microphone position based on the estimated positions of the audio sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Timothy Macmillan
  • Patent number: 9747667
    Abstract: First visual information defining the visual content in a first projection may be accessed. Second visual information defining lower versions of the visual content in the first projection may be accessed. A transformation of the visual content from the first projection to a second projection may be determined. The transformation may include a visual compression of a portion of the visual content in the first projection. The portion may be identified. An amount of the visual compression of the portion may be determined. One or more lower resolution versions of the visual content may be selected. The visual content may be transformed using the one or more lower resolution versions of the visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine Meler, Benoit Fouet, Yann Gilquin
  • Patent number: 9742979
    Abstract: A camera detects devices, such as other cameras, smart devices, and access points, with which the camera may communicate. The camera may alternate between operating as a wireless station and a wireless access point. The camera may connect to and receive credentials from a device for another device to which it is not connected. In one embodiment, the camera is configured to operate as a wireless access point, and is configured to receive credentials from a smart device operating as a wireless station. The camera may then transfer the credentials to additional cameras, each configured to operate as wireless stations. The camera and additional cameras may connect to a smart device directly or indirectly (for instance, through an access point), and the smart device may change the camera mode of the cameras. The initial modes of the cameras may be preserved and restored by the smart device upon disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Brockway, III, Jeffrey S. Youel, John S. Chen, Fabrice Barbier
  • Patent number: 9743060
    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 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, David Newman, Ha Phan, Timothy Bucklin
  • Patent number: 9734870
    Abstract: A video identifier uniquely identifying a video captured by a camera is generated. The video includes video frames and optionally concurrently captured audio as well as video metadata describing the video. Video data is extracted from at least two of the video's frames. By combining the extracted video data in an order specified by an identifier generation protocol, an extracted data object is generated. The extracted data object is hashed to generate the unique media identifier, which is stored in association with the video. The identifier generation protocol may indicate the portions of the video data to extract, such as video data corresponding to particular video frames and audio data corresponding to particular audio samples. The extracted data object may include a size of particular video frames, a number of audio samples in the video, or the duration of the video, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto K. Sievert, Gurprit Cheema, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 9736384
    Abstract: A method is described to greatly improve the efficiency of and reduce the complexity of image compression when using single-sensor color imagers for video acquisition. The method in addition allows for this new image compression type to be compatible with existing video processing tools, improving the workflow for film and television production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 9736404
    Abstract: Use of separate range tone mapping for combined images can help minimize loss of image information in scenes that have drastically different luminance values, i.e., scenes that have both bright and shadowed regions. Separate range tone mapping is particularly useful for combined images, such as those from spherical camera systems, which may have a higher probability of including luminance variability. The resulting increased bit depth of separate range tone mapping can make the transition between different images that make up a combined image more subtle. Each of a plurality of images that make up a combined image can use a different tone map that is optimized for the particular image data of the image. Multiple tone maps that are applied to overlapping regions of the plurality of images can subsequently be combined to expand the bit depth of the overlapping regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Timothy Macmillan
  • Patent number: 9720413
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to providing flight control for an unmanned aerial vehicle based on opposing fields of view with overlap. The UAV may include a housing, a motor, a first image sensor, a second image sensor, a first optical element having a first field of view greater than 180 degrees, a second optical element having a second field of view greater than 180 degrees, and one or more processors. The first optical element and the second optical element may be carried by the housing such that a centerline of the second field of view is substantially opposite from a centerline of the first field of view, and a peripheral portion of the first field of view and a peripheral portion of the second field of view overlap. Flight control for the UAV may be provided based on parallax disparity of an object within the overlapping fields of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Lema, Gary Fong, Shu Ching Ip
  • Patent number: 9721611
    Abstract: Videos may be automatically generated using a set of video clip. Individual moments of interest may be identified within individual video clips of a set of video clips. A moment of interest may correspond to a point in time within a video clip. The point in time may be associated with one or more values of one or more attributes of the video clip. Individual moments of interest may be associated with individual portions of a video. The video may be generated using the set of video clips based on the associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, Ha Phan
  • Patent number: 9706088
    Abstract: An audio capture system for a sports camera includes at least one “enhanced” microphone and at least one “reference” microphone. The enhanced microphone includes a drainage enhancement feature to enable water to drain from the microphone more quickly than the reference microphone. A microphone selection controller selects between the microphones based on a microphone selection algorithm to enable high quality in conditions where the sports camera transitions in and out of water during activities such as surfing, water skiing, swimming, or other wet environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhinian Jing, Erich Tisch, Ke Li, Paul Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9697849
    Abstract: Multiple audio files may be synchronized using energy vectors produced from energy portions of individual frequency energy representations. Individual energy samples and time values of individual energy vectors may be compared using a multi-resolution framework to correlate energy samples and time values of multiple audio tracks to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Tcheng
  • Patent number: 9699360
    Abstract: A camera housing includes an integrated expansion module for providing expanded functionality to a camera (e.g., a display screen). 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: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas D. Woodman
  • Patent number: 9684949
    Abstract: An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine. The pre-processing engine is configured to perform accelerated processing on received image data, and the compression engine is configured to compress processed image data received from the pre-processing engine. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator further includes a demultiplexer configured to receive image data captured by an image sensor array implemented within, for example, an image sensor chip. The demultiplexer may output the received image data to an image signal processor when the image data is captured by the image sensor array in a standard capture mode, and may output the received image data to the accelerator circuitry when the image data is captured by the image sensor array in an accelerated capture mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Campbell, Paul Mobbs, Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Sumit Chawla
  • Patent number: 9685194
    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 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Hodulik, Jonathan Taylor, Brian Leong, Bettina Briz, Lisa Boghosian, Mike Knott
  • Patent number: 9686493
    Abstract: An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine. The pre-processing engine is configured to perform accelerated processing on received image data, and the compression engine is configured to compress processed image data received from the pre-processing engine. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator further includes a demultiplexer configured to receive image data captured by an image sensor array implemented within, for example, an image sensor chip. The demultiplexer may output the received image data to an image signal processor when the image data is captured by the image sensor array in a standard capture mode, and may output the received image data to the accelerator circuitry when the image data is captured by the image sensor array in an accelerated capture mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 9681029
    Abstract: A camera mount is configured to attach a camera to a mount base which, in turn, may be secured to sport equipment, musical instruments, vehicles, and the like. The camera mount includes a ball component that couples to a camera or camera housing and that allows a user to rotate a camera within a horizontal plane, and to pivot a camera in one or more vertical planes. The ball component is securely coupled within a sleeve component with a bucket or other coupling mechanism that allows the sleeve component (and thereby the ball component and coupled camera or camera housing) to couple to the mount base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Harrison
  • Patent number: 9679605
    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: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Michael Matias, Otto Kenneth Sievert, Joshua Edward Bodinet
  • Patent number: 9681068
    Abstract: Multiple cameras are arranged in an array at a pitch, roll, and yaw that allow the cameras to have adjacent fields of view such that each camera is pointed inward relative to the array. The read window of an image sensor of each camera in a multi-camera array can be adjusted to minimize the overlap between adjacent fields of view, to maximize the correlation within the overlapping portions of the fields of view, and to correct for manufacturing and assembly tolerances. Images from cameras in a multi-camera array with adjacent fields of view can be manipulated using low-power warping and cropping techniques, and can be taped together to form a final image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy MacMillan, Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 9681111
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for combining metadata with video into a video stream using a 32-bit aligned payload, that is computer storage efficient and human discernable. The metadata is stored in a track in a self-describing structure. Metadata track may be decoded using an identifier reference table that is substantially smaller than typical fourCC identifier tables. The combined metadata/video stream is compatible with a standard video stream convention and may be played using conventional media player applications that reads media files compliant with MP4/MOV container format. The proposed format may enable decoding of metadata during streaming, partitioning of combined video stream without loss of metadata. The proposed format and/or metadata protocol provides for temporal synchronization of metadata with video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 9681046
    Abstract: Images captured by multi-camera arrays with overlap regions can be stitched together using image stitching operations. An image stitching operation can be selected for use in stitching images based on a number of factors. An image stitching operation can be selected based on a view window location of a user viewing the images to be stitched together. An image stitching operation can also be selected based on a type, priority, or depth of image features located within an overlap region. Finally, an image stitching operation can be selected based on a likelihood that a particular image stitching operation will produce visible artifacts. Once a stitching operation is selected, the images corresponding to the overlap region can be stitched using the stitching operation, and the stitched image can be stored for subsequent access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 9674429
    Abstract: A camera system captures an image in a source aspect ratio and applies a transformation to the input image to scale and warp the image to generate an output image having a target aspect ratio different than the source aspect ratio. The output image has the same field of view as the input image, maintains image resolution, and limits distortion to levels that do not substantially affect the viewing experience. In one embodiment, the output image is non-linearly warped relative to the input image such that a distortion in the output image relative to the input image is greater in a corner region of the output image than a center region of the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Woodman, Sumit Chawla, Loic Segapelli, Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 9667859
    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: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, Suejin Kim
  • Patent number: 9666232
    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. In one example, best scenes are identified based on the motion values associated with frames or portions of a frame of a video. Motion values are determined for each frame and portions of the video including frames with the most motion are identified as best scenes. Best scenes may also be identified based on the motion profile of a video. The motion profile of a video is a measure of global or local motion within frames throughout the video. For example, best scenes are identified from portion of the video including steady global motion. A video summary can be generated including one or more of the identified best scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Ryan Lustig, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 9664877
    Abstract: To compensate for a focal plane shifting away from an image plane due to a temperature change, an integrated image sensor and lens assembly includes an optical component and an optics compensator including passively actuating elements. The passively actuating elements couple the optical component to the inner surface of the lens mount. The passively actuating elements and the optics component are configured such that the focal plane is maintained to coincide with or substantially coincide with the image plane. The passively actuating elements and the optics component adjust the distance an incident ray travels in the optics compensator when the temperature changes to thereby maintaining the focal plane to coincide with or substantially coincide with the image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Patrick Campbell
  • Patent number: 9665098
    Abstract: Consumption information associated with a user consuming video segments may be obtained. The consumption information may define user engagement during a video segment and/or user response to the video segment. Sets of flight control settings associated with capture of the video segments may be obtained. The flight control settings may define aspects of a flight control subsystem for the unmanned aerial vehicle and/or a sensor control subsystem for the unmanned aerial vehicle. The preferences for the flight control settings of the unmanned aerial vehicle may be determined based upon the first set and the second set of flight control settings. Instructions may be transmitted to the unmanned aerial vehicle. The instructions may include the determined preferences for the flight control settings and being configured to cause the unmanned aerial vehicle to adjust the flight control settings to the determined preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Lema, Shu Ching Ip
  • Patent number: 9663227
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle recognize and interpret gestures by a user. The gestures are interpreted to adjust the operation of the unmanned aerial vehicle, a sensor carried by the unmanned aerial vehicle, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Lema, Shu Ching Ip
  • Patent number: 9666233
    Abstract: A browser efficiently extracts media from a video presented through a web application having a different domain from a media server providing the web application while complying with cross-origin resource restrictions. A video portion is selected, and a header portion of the video is identified. A truncated video portion, which includes the selected video portion and a video portion contiguous to the selected video portion, is loaded into memory. A truncated video file is generated including the truncated video portion and a truncated video header. The truncated video file is encoded as a video tag included in the web application, and the media corresponding to the selected video portion is extracted by transcoding the truncated video file in the video tag. A server may also extract the media by loading the truncated video portion, generating the truncated video file, and transcoding the truncated video file to obtain the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Woods, Jane Sternbach, Joshua Edward Bodinet
  • Patent number: 9659349
    Abstract: A system identifies a scaling position in a captured image, and identifies red subpixels adjacent to the scaling position. The system computes a scaled red subpixel for the scaling position based on the identified red subpixels according to constraints. The system further computes a scaled blue subpixel based on identified adjacent blue subpixels, according to constraints, and computes a scaled green subpixel position based on Gr and Gb subpixels adjacent to the scaling position according to certain constraints. The system then generates a scaled image representative of the captured image, the scaled image including at least the scaled red subpixel value, the scaled blue subpixel value, and the scaled green subpixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Cesar Douady-Pleven, Michael Serge André Kraak, Guillaume Matthieu Guerin, Thomas Nicolas Emmanuel Veit
  • Patent number: 9661195
    Abstract: An audio capture system for a sports camera includes at least one “enhanced” microphone and at least one “reference” microphone. The enhanced microphone includes a drainage enhancement feature to enable water to drain from the microphone more quickly than the reference microphone. A microphone selection controller selects between the microphones based on a microphone selection algorithm to enable high quality in conditions where the sports camera transitions in and out of water during activities such as surfing, water skiing, swimming, or other wet environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhinian Jing, Erich Tisch, Ke Li, Joyce Rosenbaum, Magnus Hansson
  • Patent number: 9661197
    Abstract: A camera mounting system has an upper mount component, a lower mount component, and a base mount component. The upper mount component secures the camera and has a ball protrusion that reciprocally couples with a socket of the lower mount component. The upper mount component can rotate 360 degrees relative to the lower mount, and can pivot 90 degrees or more relative to the lower mount component. The lower mount component couples with the base mount component in a plurality of orientations. This camera mounting system allows for a large range of motion for the camera relative to the mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Aaron Clearman
  • Patent number: 9653095
    Abstract: A dataset representing repeated sounds within a musical composition recorded on an audio track may be constructed. An audio track duration of an 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. Correlation results of the comparison process may be recorded to represent the partition time period of the correlated partition as a function of partition time period of the current partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Tcheng
  • Patent number: D788208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Richard Gioscia, Quinn Jerome Odette Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: D788835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Hsien Wu, Pei-Jen Lin, Fu-Lin Yang, Hung-Yu Chen, Pei-Yi Ou-Yang, Cheng-Ming Wu, Feng-Chun Huang
  • Patent number: D789435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy Phuong Nguyen, Richard Gioscia, Quinn Jerome Odette Fitzgerald, William Duncan Webb, II
  • Patent number: D790001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Parfitt, Fred Bould, Richard Gioscia
  • Patent number: D790002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy Phuong Nguyen, Richard Gioscia, Quinn Jerome Odette Fitzgerald, William Duncan Webb, II
  • Patent number: D790430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Ihab A. Ali, Reza Yazdani
  • Patent number: D790539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Seungheon Lee
  • Patent number: D791695
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Senka Bergman, Huy Nguyen
  • Patent number: D793486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Seungheon Lee, John George Muhlenkamp, IV
  • Patent number: D794696
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy Phuong Nguyen, Richard Gioscia, Quinn Jerome Odette Fitzgerald, William Duncan Webb, II