Patents Examined by Eileen M Adams
  • Patent number: 11324396
    Abstract: In a light source apparatus for endoscope, when a light-emission amount of a second light source is less than or equal to a predetermined light-emission amount, a light source control circuit performs a first light-emission amount control of changing the light-emission amounts of the first to third light sources so as to allow a color balance to be maintained at a predetermined color balance. When the light-emission amount of the second light source is greater than the predetermined light-emission amount, the light source control circuit performs a second light-emission amount control of changing the light-emission amount of the third light source by a method different from the first light-emission amount control while changing the light-emission amounts of the first and second light sources by the same method as the first light-emission amount control so as to allow the color balance to be different from the predetermined color balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Kenji Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11324387
    Abstract: Medical borescopes and related methods. In some embodiments, a medical borescope may comprise a handle and a tube extending from the handle. The tube may be partially, or wholly, defined by an at least substantially non-conductive material, such as a suitable plastic, ceramic, or other non-metallic material. The borescope may further comprise a tip assembly positioned at a distal end of the tube, which may comprise an image sensor configured to take images through the distal end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Xenocor, Inc.
    Inventors: John Langell, Lane Brooks
  • Patent number: 11320536
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging device and a monitoring device capable of accurately measuring a distance and a shape of a region of an object that is difficult to measure by one distance measuring camera. Provided is an imaging device including a sensor unit configured to irradiate an object with light and detect the light reflected by the object; a distance calculation unit configured to calculate a distance to the object on the basis of sensing data of the sensor unit; a specular reflector located on an opposite side of the sensor unit across the object; and a correction unit configured to correct an error included in the calculated distance, the error being caused by an interference between the light following a first path from the sensor unit toward the object and the light following a second path from the sensor unit, reflected by the specular reflector, and going toward the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Ogura, Kensei Jo
  • Patent number: 11317113
    Abstract: Innovations in intra block copy (“BC”) prediction mode facilitate intra BC prediction that is more effective in terms of rate-distortion performance and/or computational efficiency of encoding and decoding. For example, some of the innovations provide ways to select block vector (“BV”) values more effectively. Other innovations provide ways to encode/decode BV values more efficiently. Still other innovations address how to perform in-loop deblock filtering when a block has intra BC prediction mode, or address how to perform intra BC prediction when constrained intra prediction is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Jizheng Xu, Gary J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11310443
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a video processing method and apparatus, and a storage medium. The method is applied to a terminal and includes: a background frame for a time static special effect is determined from video frames in a video to be processed; for each of the video frames in the video, an image area, where a target object is located is acquired from the respective video frame and the image area is fused into the background frame to generate a special effect frame with the time static special effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Pinecone Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Binglin Chang, Kailun Ma, Zhenghui Shi, Qingmin Wang
  • Patent number: 11301689
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, a system of monitoring one or more consumer goods is provided. The system includes at least one monitoring device configured to capture and transmit data about the one or more consumer goods and at least one computing device configured to receive data from the at least one monitoring device, perform analysis on the captured data, and generate one or more notifications or triggers based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Inteladata, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Dreesch, Lappin Hammond
  • Patent number: 11297230
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shooting method, which is applied to a terminal device defining at least one camera, and the at least one camera includes at least one lift-able camera. The method includes: displaying a shooting interface; receiving a shooting instruction; controlling a first camera to shoot at least two images at different heights to obtain a shot photo, where the first camera is one of the at least one lift-able camera. With adoption of the embodiments of this application, the software debugging time for the camera can be reduced, and the shooting efficiency can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Ming Xiao, Lingzhi Li, Haibin Wang, Yang Li
  • Patent number: 11295129
    Abstract: The iris recognition device includes an iris camera module used for collecting iris characteristics of a user, and at least one fill light component used for providing a supplementary light source for the iris camera module. When the iris recognition device is used for collecting the iris characteristics of the user, the supplementary light source provided by the fill light component reduces reflective spots on the iris or make reflective spots in areas other than iris such as sclera and pupil, thereby improving precision of the collected iris characteristics of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yiwu Gu, Mengjie Luo, Xinke Tang, Jiewei Xu, Shixin Xu, Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 11297257
    Abstract: An image pickup system includes an image pickup apparatus, and an information processing apparatus connectable with the image pickup apparatus. The image pickup apparatus includes an effective pixel area including a plurality of effective pixels configured to output accumulated electric charge as an image signal, a global reset circuit configured to output a global reset signal, and a reading timing generation circuit configured to temporarily stop and resume, at optional timings, reading of the electric charge accumulated by the effective pixels included in each of a plurality of divided areas. The information processing apparatus detects brightness of an object based on the image signals, and determines, based on the brightness detection signal, the number of the plurality of divided areas, a timing of reading the electric charge accumulated by the effective pixels included in each of the plurality of divided areas, and a timing of outputting the global reset signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Keisuke Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 11284056
    Abstract: Described is an aerial vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), that includes a plurality of sensors, such as stereo cameras, mounted along a perimeter frame of the aerial vehicle and arranged to generate a scene that surrounds the aerial vehicle. The sensors may be mounted in or on winglets of the perimeter frame. Each of the plurality of sensors has a field of view and the plurality of optical sensors are arranged and/or oriented such that their fields of view overlap with one another throughout a continuous space that surrounds the perimeter frame. The fields of view may also include a portion of the perimeter frame or space that is adjacent to the perimeter frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor David Grenier, Louis Leroi LeGrand, III, Barry James O'Brien, Joshua John Watson, Ricky Dean Welsh
  • Patent number: 11284019
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the real-time determination of events, objects, focal points, or the like to be captured by one or more cameras in a multi-camera environment. Such determination may be based on “crowdsourced” data from multiple User Equipment (“UEs”). The crowdsourced data may include positioning and/or pose information associated with UEs. The positioning information for a given UE may include location information, and the pose information may include an azimuth angle, magnetic declination, or other suitable information indicating where a particular physical facet of the UE is facing. For example, the pose information may be used to indicate or infer where a camera of the UE is pointed. One or more actuatable cameras may be displaced, rotated, etc. to capture video at one or more identified crowdsourced focal points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Cee Straley, Sean Hsu, Stephane Chaysinh, John A. Turato
  • Patent number: 11276291
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting objects or patient safety events in a patient room. Artificial intelligence is utilized to enhance safety issue recognition capabilities by the methods and systems. Sensors collect a series of images and depth data in a room of a patient. Data (corresponding to images and depth data of an object or patient safety event) is received from the sensors and compared to stored data to identify the object or patient safety event. The images are communicated to a central video monitoring system and a user may be prompted to confirm if the object requires learning or a patient safety event occurred (or identify the object or patient safety event) or to provide additional parameters or actions. A patient safety learning system analyzes the data and incorporates the user response to enhance safety issue recognition capabilities of the system and reduce false alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Bruce Howard Kusens, Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 11277582
    Abstract: A mountable video player apparatus for placing video content in photo albums, scrap books, year books, and art includes a housing having a housing front side, a housing back side, a housing top side, a housing bottom side, a housing left side, and a housing right side defining a housing inside. An adhesive layer is coupled to the housing back side to secure the apparatus to a page. A CPU is coupled within the housing inside. A memory chip and a battery are coupled within the housing inside and are in operational communication with the CPU. A display screen is coupled to the housing front side and is in operational communication with the CPU. A plurality of control buttons is coupled within the housing front side and is in operational communication with the CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Stephanie J. Henry
  • Patent number: 11277590
    Abstract: A system and a method for preserving intrusion event/s captured by camera/s. A method includes determining a first event and switching a camera from a first mode to a second mode based on the first event. The method further includes detecting a second event and capturing the second event based on the detection. The method also includes transmitting a copy of the captured second event to one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Pirammanayagam Nallaperumal
  • Patent number: 11277592
    Abstract: A luggage management system includes: a locking/unlocking device mounted in a vehicle and configured to lock and unlock the vehicle in response to a request from a terminal, the terminal being used by a user who delivers luggage; an imaging device configured to capture an image of an inside of a predetermined area located in the vehicle, the predetermined area being used as a delivery place of the luggage; a control device configured to cause the imaging device to capture the image in the predetermined area when the locking/unlocking device locks or unlocks the vehicle in response to the request, and store the image; and a determination unit configured to determine, based on a result of comparison between a reference image and a comparison image, whether the luggage has been carried away from the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Hiroko Tsujimura, Daiki Kaneichi, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11268947
    Abstract: Embodiments include a device for testing biological specimen. The device can include a receiving mechanism to receive a carrier. The carrier may include a holding area. The device includes a camera to capture a plurality of images of the holding area. A processor in the device may utilize the camera module to: adaptively select, based on the plurality of images of the holding area, an analytical algorithm suitable for a motion property that is characteristic of the biological specimen being tested; and perform a set of analytic processes that corresponds to the selected analytic algorithm on the captured imagery to generate an analytic result associated with the biological specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Bonraybio Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Teng Hsu, Chih-Pin Chang, Kuang-Li Huang, Yu-Chiao Chi, Chia-Wei Chang, Chiung-Han Wang
  • Patent number: 11269173
    Abstract: Computer-assisted surgical systems and methods provide intraoperative playback of and interaction with recorded video images and/or a 3D model while displaying current video images. The methods and related surgical systems involve capturing, by a two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) video camera, current video images and recording the captured video images. A user interface displays the current video images and the recorded video images and/or the 3D model and enables a user to interact with either or both of them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: John W. Komp, Irena Cantrall, Francesca Rossetto, Robert W. Pierce, Fiona A. Morrison, Mark N. Florio
  • Patent number: 11265485
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus (100) mountable on a movable apparatus (700) includes a first imaging device (130-1) configured to capture an image in a first image capture direction, the first image capture direction having a first angle with respect to a direction of travel of the movable apparatus (700), and a second imaging device (130-2) disposed next to the first imaging device (130-1) configured to capture an image in a second image capture direction, the second image capture direction having a second angle with respect to the direction of travel of the movable apparatus (700). The first imaging device (130-1) and the second imaging device (130-2) are disposed to overlap at least partially a first imaging range of the first imaging device (130-1) and a second imaging range of the second imaging device (130-2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shoh Tsuritani
  • Patent number: 11259090
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and devices adjusting multimedia playing progress. In one implementation, a method includes playing, by a terminal, a multimedia file; receiving, by the terminal, a user input indicating a fast-forward operation that is for a playing progress of the multimedia file and that is input by a user; obtaining, by the terminal, a fast-forward record of the multimedia file; and automatically adjusting, by the terminal, the playing progress of the multimedia file according to the fast-forward record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Bing Yan, Mingliang Du, Maochang Dang, Yuxiang Fu
  • Patent number: 11250621
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed method for rendering reality for an object by performing motion tracking and area learning of an environment; selecting a pattern or color from a plurality of product variations; blending the pattern or color of the object and the environment; and displaying the color on the object as an augmented reality view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Bao Tran