Patents Examined by David E. Harvey
  • Patent number: 10616665
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of systems and methods are provided for automatically creating time-based video metadata for a video source and a video playback mechanism. An automated logging process can be provided for receiving a digital video stream, analyzing one or more frames of the digital video stream, extracting a time from each of the one or more frames analyzed, and creating a clock index file associating a time with each of the one or more analyzed frames. The process can further provide for parsing one or more received data files, extracting time-based metadata from the one or more parsed data files, and determining a frame of the digital video stream that correlates to the extracted time based metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Stieglitz
  • Patent number: 10609355
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product for dynamically adjusting sampling of a depth map based on detected motion in a current scene. The method includes capturing real-time scan data at a first resolution by a first camera and a second camera of an image capturing device. The method further includes synchronizing a first plurality of frames of the real-time scan data to create a plurality of synchronized frames at a first frame rate. The method further includes analyzing the synchronized frames to determine whether motion exists. The method further includes, in response to determining motion exists: determining, based on the plurality of synchronized frames, a rate of motion within the current scene; and dynamically calculating a target resolution and a target frame rate for a real-time depth map. The method further includes generating a real-time depth map at the target resolution and target frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Yin Hu Chen, Valeriy Marchevsky, Susan Yanqing Xu
  • Patent number: 10602080
    Abstract: A camera device generates a captured image, extracts flow line information relating to a staying position or a passing position of a moving object, and transmits the generated captured image and the extracted flow line information of the moving object to a server device for each predetermined transmission period. The server device generates a flow line analysis image in which the flow line information of the moving object is superimposed on the captured image and displays the generated flow line analysis image on a displayer. Furthermore, the server device switches a first flow line analysis image in a first predetermined period to a second flow line analysis image in a second predetermined period according to an operation of changing the period, and displays the resulting flow line analysis image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic I-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinpei Hagisu, Tetsuo Tayama, Hidetoshi Kinoshita, Koji Yano, Manabu Nakamura, Takae Oguchi, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10594956
    Abstract: A pharmacy packaging system configured to dispense pharmaceuticals into a pharmaceutical pouch formed by a feed roll and including a verification system. The verification system includes a camera system configured to capture images in a visible spectrum and an infrared spectrum, a first light source configured to output an infrared spectrum light, a second light source configured to output a visible spectrum light, and a processor. The processor is operable to activate the first light source to illuminate the pharmaceutical pouch and capture a first image of the pharmaceutical pouch while illuminated by the first light source. The processor is also operable to activate the second light source to illuminate the pharmaceutical pouch and capture a second image of the pharmaceutical pouch while illuminated by the second light source. The processor is further operable to generate a third image based on the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: RXSAFE LLC
    Inventor: William K. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10587858
    Abstract: A device and method of dimensioning using digital images and depth data is provided. The device includes a camera and a depth sensing device whose fields of view generally overlap. Segments of shapes belonging to an object identified in a digital image from the camera are identified. Based on respective depth data, from the depth sensing device, associated with each of the segments of the shapes belonging to the object, it is determined whether each of the segments is associated with a same shape belonging to the object. Once all the segments are processed to determine their respective associations with the shapes of the object in the digital image, dimensions of the object are computed based on the respective depth data and the respective associations of the shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Serguei Zolotov
  • Patent number: 10574937
    Abstract: A method for image processing has been disclosed. The method includes obtaining one or more images, wherein the one or more images are played at a first frame rate, segmenting each of the one or more images into a plurality of first sub-images based on a resolution supported by each of a plurality of connected interfaces of a display device, wherein the plurality of first sub-images match the resolution supported by each of a plurality of connected interfaces of a display device respectively, in response to a same synchronizing signal, adjusting synchronously the first frame rate of each of the plurality of first sub-images to a second frame rate respectively, converting each adjusted first sub-image to an output format corresponding to an output format of an interface matching the each adjusted first sub-image, and providing each converted first sub-image to an interface matching the each converted first sub-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lihua Geng
  • Patent number: 10565395
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a set of images associated with a video recorded by a moving or a non-moving camera. The processor is configured to detect a structure of a region of interest from a set of regions of interest in an image from the set of images. The processor is configured to classify the structure into a geometric class from a set of predefined geometric classes using machine learning techniques. The processor is configured to alter the region of interest to generate an altered image when the geometric class is associated with an identity of a person, such that privacy associated with the identity of the person is protected. The processor is configured to send the altered image to a user interface or store the altered image in a standardized format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Kiwi Security Software GMBH
    Inventors: Florian Matusek, Klemens Kraus, Stephan Sutor, Ádám Erdélyi, Georg Zankl
  • Patent number: 10558010
    Abstract: A solid immersion lens holder includes a first member having a first opening disposing a spherical face portion therein so that a part of the spherical face portion protrudes toward an objective lens side and a second member having a second opening disposing a contact portion therein so that a contact face protrudes toward a side opposite to the objective lens side. The first member includes three protrusion portions extending from an inner face of the first opening toward a center of the first opening and configured to be contactable with the spherical face portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Terada, Ikuo Arata, Masataka Ikesu
  • Patent number: 10560657
    Abstract: Systems for synchronizing events or transitions in visual content with musical features in audio content are configured to obtain audio and visual content; determine a minimum, maximum, and/or a target display duration for items of visual content; determine a first playback-time in the first audio content to associate with a start-of-display time for the first visual content; identify a first timeframe in the first audio content corresponding to a range of acceptable end-of-display times for the first visual content; identify musical features within the first timeframe; identify a candidate musical feature among the identified musical features in accordance with a hierarchy; and/or define a first candidate end-of-display time that aligns with the playback time of the candidate musical feature. A set of candidate end-of-display times are defined for multiple visual content items in a single multimedia project, the set identified by seeking a solution that increases rank among the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Baptiste Noel
  • Patent number: 10545215
    Abstract: A light-field video stream may be processed to modify the camera pathway from which the light-field video stream is projected. A plurality of target pixels may be selected, in a plurality of key frames of the light-field video stream. The target pixels may be used to generate a camera pathway indicative of motion of the camera during generation of the light-field video stream. The camera pathway may be adjusted to generate an adjusted camera pathway. This may be done, for example, to carry out image stabilization. The light-field video stream may be projected to a viewpoint defined by the adjusted camera pathway to generate a projected video stream with the image stabilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jon Karafin, Gang Pan, Thomas Nonn, Jie Tan
  • Patent number: 10534525
    Abstract: A system and method for performing edit actions on media of a first resolution, wherein the media of the first resolution is obtained from a media capture device and the media of the first resolution is stored in a data store. A set of edit actions is obtained, wherein the set of edit actions were previously applied to media of the second resolution, wherein the media of the second resolution is a lower-resolution copy of the media of the first resolution, and edited media is produced by applying the set of edit actions to the at least a portion of the media of the first resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Edward Suchland
  • Patent number: 10536681
    Abstract: A sound and video processing system includes: a display that displays a video image captured by the camera; a sound collector that collects sound; an input device that receives designation of at least one designated location in the video image displayed on the display. A processor generates emphasized audio data, in which sound is emphasized in at least one direction from a position of the sound collector toward at least one position corresponding to the at least one designated location. The processor displays at least one identification shape at the at least one designated location. In response to receiving re-designation of one of the at least one designated location by the input device, the processor outputs audio data in which emphasis of sound stops in a direction from the position of the sound collector toward the position corresponding to the re-designated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Sawa, Shinichi Shigenaga, Shuichi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10527480
    Abstract: A method of measuring a surface of a liquid, the surface of the liquid having an edge which contacts a solid structure and an interior area which does not contact the solid structure. The surface of the liquid and the solid structure are illuminated with a pattern so that an upper part of the pattern is projected onto the solid structure to form an upper projected pattern and a lower part of the pattern is projected onto the interior area of the surface of the liquid to form a lower projected pattern. An image of the upper projected pattern is acquired and analysed to determine a height of the edge of the surface of the liquid. An image of the lower projected pattern is acquired and analysed to determine a characteristic of the interior area of the surface of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Alessio Cipullo, Stephen Lisle-Taylor, Stephen Burnell
  • Patent number: 10531038
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing privacy control for digital capture of a recording include identifying a person within a digital capture that is a recording of a person within an environment based on received information regarding the person. A disposition tag is associated with an identified person in the recording. The disposition tag references a privacy control action to take according to privacy constraints for the person. Coordinates in the recording where the privacy control action is to be applied are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert G. Farrell, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10531112
    Abstract: In a signal processing apparatus for an imaging apparatus, a motion vector generator divides a frame of interest of frames of time-series RAW data that constitute video into macroblocks and generates motion vector information between a macroblock of the frame of interest and a macroblock of a reference frame that corresponds to the macroblock of the frame of interest, the reference frame being a frame preceding the frame of interest. A determination unit determines whether the macroblock of the frame of interest is a target of development, based on the motion vector information. A development unit develops a macroblock that is determined as being the target of development, to generate a frame of interest. A composition unit copies and composites the developed macroblock of the reference frame based on the motion vector information to a position of a macroblock of the frame of interest that is determined as not being the target of development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsumi Takayama
  • Patent number: 10511787
    Abstract: The invention provides a light-field camera for capturing multiple views of a scene, representing samples of a light-field, having: a primary camera configured for capturing a primary digital two-dimensional image of the scene; a two-dimensional camera array having a plurality of secondary cameras, each of the secondary cameras being configured for capturing a secondary digital two-dimensional image of the scene to produce at least one set of secondary digital two-dimensional images of the scene; a semitransparent mirror arranged such that an incident light beam originating from the scene is split up in a first partial light beam, directed to the primary camera, and a second partial light beam, directed to the camera array; and a processing unit configured for receiving the primary digital two-dimensional image and the at least one set of secondary digital two-dimensional images and configured for computing depth information for the primary digital two-dimensional image or a digital two-dimensional image corr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frederik Zilly, Joachim Keinert, Matthias Ziegler, Michael Schoeberl
  • Patent number: 10488648
    Abstract: A circuit board design uses CMOS sensors for the tip section of a multi-viewing element endoscope. Side sensors and their optical assemblies are assembled to a common base board to save space. Individual base boards are separately constructed, inserted into grooves of a main base board, and are further connected to the main base board by means of flexible circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: EndoChoice, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Krivopisk, Amram Aizenfeld, Golan Salman
  • Patent number: 10469788
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing video include providing a portion of video to an electronic display and identifying a character or personality in the portion of video. A request to perform an action regarding the portion of video may be detected and the action may be associated with the identified character or personality. The action may be performed on a second portion of video in response to the character or personality being identified in the second portion of video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dean Kenneth Jackson, Daniel Victor Klein
  • Patent number: 10466395
    Abstract: A system such as a vehicle system, building, or electrical equipment may be provided with one or more optical components. The optical components may include a near-infrared camera or other components that operate at near-infrared wavelengths. A visible-light-reflecting-and-infrared-light-transmitting layer may overlap the optical component. This overlapping layer may have first and second index-matched layers and an interposed textured layer. The textured layer may be a thin-film interference filter or other coating that is configured to reflect visible light while transmitting infrared light. The transmitted infrared light may pass to the optical component with minimal wavefront distortion due to the index matching of the first and second layers. The texture of the textured layer may cause visible light to reflect diffusely and thereby provide the visible-light-reflecting-and-infrared-light-transmitting layer with a matte appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm J. Northcott, Matthew E. Last, Irene Perali, Bradford J. Zercoe
  • Patent number: 10466800
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device includes a gesture detection unit for recognizing a user's hand at a predetermined range; an information control unit controlling information output to a display; and an in-vehicle device control unit receiving input from a control unit equipped in a vehicle to control the in-vehicle device. When the gesture detection unit detects a user's hand at a predetermined position, the output information control unit triggers the display to display candidates of an operation executed by the in-vehicle device control unit by associating the candidates with the user's hand motions. When the gesture detection unit detects the user's hand, and the user's hand has thereafter moved from the position, the information control unit changes a selection method or a control guide of the operation to be executed by the in-vehicle device control unit, which is displayed on the display, to subject matter which matches the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsubara, Shintaro Takada, Naoki Mori