Patents Examined by David E. Harvey
  • Patent number: 11211098
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for repetitive-motion activity enhancement based upon media content selection are provided. An example media-playback device for enhancement of a repetitive-motion activity includes a media-output device that plays media content items, a plurality of media content selection engines, and a repetitive-activity enhancement mode selection engine. The plurality of media content selection engines includes a cadence-based media content selection engine and an enhancement program engine. The cadence-based media content selection engine is configured to select media content items based on a cadence associated with the repetitive-motion activity. The enhancement program engine is configured to select a media content items according to an enhancement program for the repetitive-motion activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Owen Smith, Tristan Jehan, Sten Garmark, Rahul Sen
  • Patent number: 11200655
    Abstract: A wearable visualization system that includes a wearable visualization device. The wearable visualization device includes a housing. A display couples to the housing that displays an image for a user. A camera couples to the housing and captures the image. A computer system receives the image from the camera and compares the image to a master image to determine if the image matches the master image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Brian Raij, Justin Allen Hare, Gregory Addison Hill, Jr., Patrick John Goergen, Tomas Manuel Trujillo, Martin Evan Graham
  • Patent number: 11165987
    Abstract: Video footage captured by A/V recording and communication devices may be readily uploaded to the cloud and shared with a requesting party, such as a law enforcement agency. When a request is received from a requesting party for video footage, a set of videos meeting the criteria specified by the requesting party may be determined. Consent requests may then be sent to users associated with each of the A/V recording and communication devices that recorded the videos meeting the criteria specified by the requesting party. When user consents to share the videos are received, the video footage may be provided to the requesting party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Harpole, Joshua Roth, James Siminoff, Darrell Sommerlatt
  • Patent number: 11153481
    Abstract: Systems and methods for capturing and transforming wide-angle video information are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: guide light to an image sensor by a fisheye lens; capture wide-angled video information having a horizontal angle-of-view of 200 degrees or more and a vertical angle-of-view of 180 degrees or more; select a portion of the captured wide-angled video information; transform the selected portion into a rectilinear projection that represents the video sequence; and transform the rectilinear projection into a viewable video sequence that has a format suitable for playback in a virtual reality headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: STX Financing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Rey, Andrew Vick, Bettina Martin
  • Patent number: 11140378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a 360-degree video data processing method performed by a 360-degree video reception apparatus, the method comprising: receiving 360-degree video data, obtaining information on an encoded picture and metadata from the 360-degree video data, decoding at least a part of a picture based on the information on the encoded picture and rendering at least a part of the decoded picture based on the metadata, and the decoded picture is a composition picture and the metadata includes indication information related to whether the composition picture is identical to a projected picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jangwon Lee, Sejin Oh
  • Patent number: 11126861
    Abstract: Inventory on a rack of store shelves is monitored by a camera-equipped system that senses when items have been removed. Image data is desirably sensed at plural spectral bands, to enhance item identification by digital watermark and/or other image recognition techniques. The system can be alert to the presence of nearby shoppers, and change its mode of operation in response, e.g., suppressing flash illumination or suspending image capture. The system may self-calibrate to the geometry of shelving in its field of view, and affine-correct captured imagery based on the camera's viewpoint. A great many other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Eric D. Evans, Bryan Olmstead
  • Patent number: 11122209
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape estimation method includes generating a set of three-dimensional shape data for a flight range of a movable object based on a plurality of first images captured by a movable object, detecting a loss area based on the set of three-dimensional shape data for the flight range, generating a flight route for imaging the loss area, acquiring a plurality of second images that are captured in a horizontal direction toward the loss area with imaging ranges partially overlapped while the movable object moves along the flight route, and generating three-dimensional shape data for the loss area based on the plurality of second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Yukiyoshi Sasao, Zongyao Qu, Tao Wu
  • Patent number: 11122234
    Abstract: An image output apparatus, which outputs data for a multiple playback displaying one frame in which two or more images are arranged, reads a set number of images in the multiple playback from a recording unit, generates an image for display for the multiple playback by using the set number of images read from the recording unit, sets a maximum luminance information of the image for display to a highest luminance among luminance indicated by a maximum luminance information of an HDR image included in the set number of images, and adds the set maximum luminance information to the generated image for display and output the image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 11107246
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for capturing a target object and a video monitoring device are disclosed. The method includes: detecting target objects in a current panoramic video frame acquired by a panoramic camera; determining detail camera position information corresponding to each of the target objects, and determining a magnification corresponding to the target objects; performing block processing on the target objects to obtain at least one target block; for each target block, identifying first target objects, at edge positions, among target objects included in the target block, and determining, based on the first target objects, the detail camera position information and the magnification corresponding to the target block; for each target block, controlling the detail camera to adjust its position and magnification based on the detail camera position information and the magnification corresponding to the target block, and controlling the adjusted detail camera to capture the target block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Shen, Hongxiang Tong, Linjie Shen, Shangdi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11102410
    Abstract: In installation work, a camera captures a vehicle including an occupant and a license plate of the vehicle in a view angle from an installation position of the camera and transmits, to the terminal, a captured image of the occupant and a captured image of the license plate in response to a setting request from a terminal. The terminal displays a setting screen including the captured image of the occupant and the captured image of the license plate, receives input of parameters including an operation mode of the camera and positional relationship information indicating a positional relationship between the camera and the vehicle according to manipulations of an operator, and transmits the input parameters to the camera. The camera derives and sets camera parameters corresponding to the operation mode based on the input parameters transmitted from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshimasa Funaki, Hiroaki Jodan, Toshihiro Fujiki, Toshiyuki Sano, Naoaki Tomisaka, Yuji Arima
  • Patent number: 11094077
    Abstract: Embodiments include system and processes for tracking objects using a camera. An optical marker dictionary including one or more optical markers is generated, the optical markers being optically distinct indicators. An optical marker within the optical marker dictionary is associated with and affixed to an object. A processor is in communication with the camera, receiving image data from the camera and applying computer vision to the image data in order to detect the presence of one or more optical markers within the optical marker dictionary within the image data. The processor determines camera position information and applies computer vision to the image data in order to determine relative position information for the detected optical markers and projects a position from the camera to a detected optical marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: John Lindsay
  • Patent number: 11089288
    Abstract: A method of aligning optical axes of cameras for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs comprise instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform by one or more autonomous vehicle driving modules execution of processing of images using the following steps comprising: calibrating intrinsic parameters of a set of cameras; extracting corner points associated with a pattern; and computing a vanishing point based on information on the extracted corner points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Bolun Zhang, Yi Wang, Ke Xu
  • Patent number: 11076144
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to provide a method and apparatus for obtaining an image, a storage medium and an electronic device, in order to solve the problem that the shooting operation of 3D images in related art is not flexible enough. The method includes: obtaining interpupillary distance information of a target user in response to an operation of shooting a 3D image; adjusting a double-shooting spacing of a binocular camera of an electronic device according to the interpupillary distance information of the target user and a preset corresponding relationship between the interpupillary distance and the double-shooting spacing; and shooting a 3D image through the adjusted binocular camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Lei Luo
  • Patent number: 11064188
    Abstract: A driving method suitable for a head mounted device (HMD) is provided. The driving method includes the following operations: moving a first image capture unit and a second image capture unit of the HMD to respectively capture two left-eye images and two right-eye images; calculating a first eye relief according to at least one left-eye feature in the two left-eye images; calculating a second eye relief according to at least one right-eye feature in the two right-eye images; calculating an interpupillary distance (IPD) according to the first eye relief and the second eye relief; and adjusting, according to the IPD, a distance between a first lens and a second lens of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chen Lin, Wen-Ju Chen, Wei-Chen Chen, Kai-Wen Zheng, Yan-Min Kuo
  • Patent number: 11062736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating media content include processing an audio file to determine one or more parameters of the audio file. Based on a skin associated with the audio file, one or more media effects are determined corresponding to the one or more parameters of the audio file. The one or more media effects are applied to a media file to generate a modified media file, wherein the media file excludes the audio file. An audio-video file is generated to include a combination of the audio file and the modified media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOCLIP!
    Inventor: Christophe Vaucher
  • Patent number: 11050951
    Abstract: A guidance system for a near-infrared fluorescein angiography operation with a 785 nm continuous wavelength light source is provided. The guidance system includes a near infrared continuous laser emitting source, a visible light illumination source, a light collector, a light splitter connected to the light collector, a visible light filter, a near infrared filter, a color camera connected to the light splitter via the visible light filter, a near infrared camera connected to the light splitter via the near infrared filter, a terminal display, and a shell configured to contact with the body tissue of the patient. The near infrared to continuous laser emitting source and the visible light illumination source are provided on a light source support in the shell. The shell is provided therein with a viewing channel which is connected to the light collector. Both the color camera and the near infrared camera are connected to the terminal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Nanjing Nuoyuan Medical Devices Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Huiming Cai, Yiqing Wang
  • Patent number: 11037364
    Abstract: An image processing system, which generates a virtual viewpoint image on the basis of captured images from a plurality of image capturing apparatuses for capturing an object from a plurality of directions, detects an error in at least one of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses, and generates the virtual viewpoint image using a captured image from an image capturing apparatus, among the plurality of image capturing apparatuses, in which an error has not been detected, as an image of a capturing field of the image capturing apparatus in which the error has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiko Yushiya, Yuya Ota
  • Patent number: 11039177
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for varied audio segment compression for accelerated playback of media assets. A priority weight for each of the various audio segments is then determined. Each audio segment for use during accelerated playback is based on the priority weight of that audio segment, the received playback time period, and a duration of that audio segment. A sum of the modified time for each audio segment equals the received playback time period. An accelerated playback speed for each audio segment is determined based on the modified time for that audio segment and the duration of that audio segment. The technique generates for playback the video segment based on a determined video playback speed and the audio segments based on the accelerated playback speed for each audio segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Neeraj Kumar, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah, Vikram Makam Gupta
  • Patent number: 11039091
    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: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: RXSAFE LLC
    Inventors: William K. Holmes, Aaron Arsenault
  • Patent number: 11016022
    Abstract: A multimodal imaging system comprises a light source, an image sensor comprising a plurality of pixels, and an optical filter comprising a first filter element and a second filter element. The light source emits partially coherent polarized light, and the first filter element and second filter element are arranged as an array parallel to the image sensor. The first filter element is configured for attenuated transmission of a first light spectrum, which comprises polarized light emitted by the light source, and the second filter element is configured for transmission of a second light spectrum. The image sensor is configured to simultaneously capture light impinging on the image sensor from both the first filter element and the second filter element. Each filter element of the optical filter is configured for transmission of light to a subset of the imager pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: IMEC vzw
    Inventors: Abdulkadir Yurt, Jasper Marien, Andy Lambrechts