Patents Examined by David E. Harvey
  • Patent number: 10979663
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to optimizing and improving VR video resolution and bandwidth usage for VR videos. The processes and systems include receiving a video input and reassigning pixels within a viewport to maximize resolution around the center of the viewport. The process can include video frame stamping to provide a mechanism for a client-side player to determine characteristics of an optimized video frame display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YERBA BUENA VR, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian Amengual Galdon, Victor Ernesto Garcia Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10979649
    Abstract: An apparatus for a digital imaging device includes a housing, a controller within the housing, and at least one illumination element in communication with the controller. The controller is configured to control at least one of an intensity and/or volume of light emitted by the at least one illumination element in dependence upon a distance of the apparatus from a target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Don Atkinson, Samuel Joseph Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10971188
    Abstract: A system and a method for editing moving image content are provided. The method includes acquiring moving image content, mapping an image of a person included in the moving image content and speech data of the person, selecting at least one frame among frames included in the moving image content, and creating edited content of the moving image content using the mapped image and speech data, and the selected at least one frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-gyu Sun, Han-min Bang, Seong-kook Shin
  • Patent number: 10955583
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to apparatus, systems, and methods for boring in earth or other environments, both manmade and natural. More specifically, but not exclusively, the disclosure relates to devices and methods for inspecting the path of a bore (e.g., including horizontal, angular, vertical bores in 3-dimensional space) to detect any damage caused by the boring activity to infrastructure in the path of the bore. Such infrastructure may include, but not by way of limitation, gas lines, sewer lines, communication lines (e.g., fiber optic lines), electric lines, and other infrastructure. The disclosure further relates to devices and methods for mapping locations of underground objects, geological compositions, and other detectable underground features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Ray Merewether, Eric M. Chapman, Alexander L. Warren
  • Patent number: 10939127
    Abstract: A video service transmission method and apparatus in the field of communications technologies are provided, where data in a video data frame can be split into at least two substreams based on a mapping relationship between data importance and a substream. The data of the at least two substreams may then be mapped, based on port numbers corresponding to the at least two substreams, to bearers corresponding to the at least two substreams, for transmission. Because a network can use different processing methods for data on different bearers, reliable transmission of video data frames of high importance can be ensured with priority by using the video service transmission method and apparatus, so as to improve service experience of video users in a scenario of constrained transmission resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Dongdong Wei, Qiling Ni, Guohua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10939024
    Abstract: An image processing system, an image processing device and an image processing method that can improve performance of an image measurement are provided. A control device controls a light emission portion in a manner that each of plural types of partial regions set on a light emission surface emits light, and controls a camera to image an object in synchronization with light emission of each of the plural types of partial regions. The control device performs an image measurement of the object based on reflection profile information which is generated based on a plurality of input images, and the reflection profile information shows a relationship between positions within the light emission surface and degrees of light reflected at attention sites of the object and incident to the camera with respect to light irradiated from the position to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Kato
  • Patent number: 10936168
    Abstract: A media presentation generation system and method automatically directs actor(s) in splitscenes to generate recorded splitscenes and automatically edits and combines the recorded splitscenes into a combined media presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SCENEPLAY, INC.
    Inventors: Ann Greenberg, Philippe Piernot
  • Patent number: 10925685
    Abstract: Provided is a medical observation device including an imaging unit configured to capture an image of an object to be observed, and output a video signal, and a support unit configured with a plurality of arm units rotatably connected to each other via joint units, and configured to support the imaging unit. An actuator that applies driving force with respect to rotation about a rotational axis of at least one joint unit that defines an attitude of the imaging unit, among a plurality of the joint units that form the support unit, is provided. The at least one joint unit and the actuator are arranged separated from each other, and are connected together via a power transmission mechanism that transmits rotary movement between two rotational axes that are substantially orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kamata, Motoaki Kobayashi, Shigeru Tamura, Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 10915715
    Abstract: A system for identifying, tagging, and displaying one or more assets within an audio visual (AV) file includes an asset tagging server, an asset tag acquisition device, and a database, wherein the asset tag acquisition device includes an asset identification engine configured to receive an asset identification data set and generate an asset tag data file that includes an asset tag corresponding to each asset. The asset tagging server is configured to receive, from an AV capture device, an AV file that includes an AV representation of each asset and corresponding timestamp data, and store, in the database, an AV asset tag data file comprising the beginning timestamp, the ending time stamp, and the set of asset tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10915566
    Abstract: A computer system including a server having a processor and a memory, the memory having a video database and a music database, the video database storing at least one video file having a plurality of video file markers, and the music database storing at least one music file having a plurality of music file markers, wherein the server receives and decodes encoded data from computer readable code, identifies and retrieves from the music database a music file based on the decoded data, synchronizes the retrieved music file with one of the video files by aligning the video file markers of the video file with the music file markers for the retrieved music file to produce a synchronized video-music file, and transmits the synchronized video-music file to a display, wherein the video file markers are generated for each video file and the music file markers are generated for each music file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Soundtrack Game LLC
    Inventors: John Bo Marino, Jeffrey Lloyd Holmes
  • Patent number: 10915660
    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: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KiwiSecurity Software GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Matusek, Klemens Kraus, Stephan Sutor, Ádám Erdélyi, Georg Zankl
  • Patent number: 10908407
    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: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: EndoChoice, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Krivopisk, Amram Aizenfeld, Golan Salman
  • Patent number: 10904628
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces related to sources of video data. User interfaces enables users to configure and interact with the sources of video data, such as for displaying a live video feed and a recorded video from an external source of video data. In some embodiments, a device provides user interfaces for displaying video from a video source and controlling external devices related to the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Patrick L. Coffman, Christopher Patrick Foss, Daamun Mohseni
  • Patent number: 10902572
    Abstract: A fluorescence imaging system is configured to generate a video image onto a display. The system includes a light source for emitting infrared light and white light, an infrared image sensor for capturing infrared image data, and a white light image sensor for capturing white light image data. Data processing hardware performs operations that include filtering the infrared image data with a first digital finite impulse response (FIR) filter configured to produce a magnitude response of zero at a horizontal Nyquist frequency and a vertical Nyquist frequency. The operations also include filtering the infrared image data with a second digital FIR filter configured with a phase response to spatially align the white light image data with the infrared image data. The operations also include combining the white light image data and the infrared image data into combined image data and transmitting the combined image data to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10891769
    Abstract: One or more embodiments are described for generating a two dimensional map of an environment using a set of submaps that include point clouds of the environment that are captured using multiple scanner systems that move independently from one position to another in the environment. Each 2D scanner system steers a beam of light within a first plane to illuminate object points in the environment, and a controller determines a distance value to at least one of the object points. The 2D submaps of the environment are generated based on an activation signal from an operator and based at least in part on the distance value, each submap generated from a respective point in the environment and by a respective 2D scanner system. A central processor generates the 2D image of the environment using the 2D submaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: João Santos, Oliver Zweigle, Ahmad Ramadneh, Aleksej Frank
  • Patent number: 10891839
    Abstract: The present application is directed to creating intrusion zones for security systems. For example, a network device may store data associated with an intrusion zone for an audio/video (A/V) recording and communication device, the data indicating at least a conditional setting associated with the intrusion zone and at least one action that a security system is to perform based on the A/V recording and communication device detecting motion within the intrusion zone and the conditional setting being satisfied. The network device may then receive motion data from the A/V recording and communication device, the motion data indicating that the A/V recording and communication device detected the motion within the intrusion zone. Based on receiving the motion data, the network device may determine that the conditional setting for the intrusion zone is satisfied and determine that the conditional setting for the intrusion zone is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 10893220
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein describe a divided-aperture infrared spectral imaging (DAISI) system that is adapted to acquire multiple IR images of a scene with a single-shot (also referred to as a snapshot). The plurality of acquired images having different wavelength compositions that are obtained generally simultaneously. The system includes at least two optical channels that are spatially and spectrally different from one another. Each of the at least two optical channels are configured to transfer IR radiation incident on the optical system towards an optical FPA unit comprising at least two detector arrays. One of the at least two detector arrays comprises a cooled mid-wavelength infra-red FPA. The system further comprises at least one temperature reference source or surface that is used to dynamically calibrate the two detector arrays and compensate for a temperature difference between the two detector arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Timothy Kester, Nathan Adrian Hagen
  • Patent number: 10882398
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing a system that presents customized content to a user of an automobile based on what the user of the automobile is looking at. A first camera captures images of the user of the interior of the automobile, and a second camera captures images of a scene that the user is viewing. The images are analyzed to determine if the user is looking at, or not looking at, an object in the scene. If the user is looking at such an object, content associated with the object is selected and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventor: John P. Cordell
  • Patent number: 10874357
    Abstract: An eye movement measuring device for detecting an eyeball-state/movement including: an eyeball photographing device configured to take a photograph of an eyeball; and an eye movement detecting unit configured to detect eye movement based on eyeball image as a photograph taken with the eyeball photographing device, the eyeball photographing device including an eyeball illuminating unit configured to illuminate an eyeball of a subject including a driver with illumination light, an eyeball image imaging unit configured to obtain eyeball image as a result of imaging the illuminated eyeball, and an arranging unit configured such that, when the eyeball photographing device is worn by the subject, the eyeball illuminating unit is arranged in a position where the eyeball can be irradiated with the illumination light, and the eyeball image imaging unit is arranged in a position where the eyeball image can be obtained as a result of the imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Eiji Suzuki, Yutaka Hirata, Shogo Nakamura, Shinichi Ueda, Masaya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10873778
    Abstract: Systems, devices and processes reduce the amount of memory or disk space needed to store encoded video content used in adaptive video streaming by eliminating certain portions of the recorded program from one or more copies of the encoded program. Content occurring before or after a scheduled start of a program, for example, can be retained in only a subset of the encoded copies so that the program content is available to be streamed, but only at certain video qualities. Commercials or other less popular portions may also be eliminated in one or more encoded copies. By eliminating the less-likely-to-be-viewed portions of the content from some (but not all) of the encoded copies, the total amount of storage space needed to store the encoded program is reduced without compromising the ability to play back all portions of the recorded program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Steven Casagrande